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Harvard Business School professors discuss and debate current events that sit at the crossroads of business and culture. Youngme Moon, Mihir Desai, and Felix Oberholzer-Gee engage in a spirited discussion on a range of topics torn from the headlines — from Facebook, to free trade, to the #MeToo movement. Informed by their unique expertise as professors at one of the world’s leading business schools, their takes are always surprising, unconventional, and insightful.

Harvard Business School professors discuss and debate current events that sit at the crossroads of business and culture. Youngme Moon, Mihir Desai, and Felix Oberholzer-Gee engage in a spirited discussion on a range of topics torn from the headlines — from Facebook, to free trade, to the #MeToo movement. Informed by their unique expertise as professors at one of the world’s leading business schools, their takes are always surprising, unconventional, and insightful.

Location:

United States

Description:

Harvard Business School professors discuss and debate current events that sit at the crossroads of business and culture. Youngme Moon, Mihir Desai, and Felix Oberholzer-Gee engage in a spirited discussion on a range of topics torn from the headlines — from Facebook, to free trade, to the #MeToo movement. Informed by their unique expertise as professors at one of the world’s leading business schools, their takes are always surprising, unconventional, and insightful.

Language:

English


Episodes

Season 4 Finale: Stories We’re Watching This Summer and a Mega-Round of Recommendations

6/30/2021
Youngme, Mihir, Felix, Rebecca, and Rawi share the stories they will be watching this summer, before doing a mega-round of recommendations for things to read, watch, listen, and do.

Duration:01:05:38

United States–Russia Relations and YOLO!

6/23/2021
Do we pay too much attention to Russia, a relatively small economy without important U.S. trade relations? And is this YOLO moment a good thing?

Duration:00:33:49

Naomi Osaka and the G7’s Global Minimum Tax

6/16/2021
What is the meaning of Naomi Osaka’s exit from the French Open? Does the G7’s bid for a global minimum tax make sense? Rawi and Mihir discuss.

Duration:00:39:06

Old Habits and New Rituals (with Mike Norton)

6/9/2021
Youngme and Felix invite their friend and bestselling author, Harvard Business School professor Mike Norton, to discuss the old habits and new rituals we have formed over the past year, during the pandemic.

Duration:00:33:02

The Shopping Episode: Retail Trends We’re Watching

6/2/2021
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix share their shopping habits and the retail trends they’re keeping an eye on.

Duration:00:34:34

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace (with Frances Frei)

5/26/2021
Youngme and Felix invite their friend and celebrated author, consultant, and Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei, to discuss the challenges of bringing true diversity and inclusion into the workplace.

Duration:00:40:54

Raising the Capital Gains Tax, and Creating Better Simpler Strategy

5/19/2021
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix debate whether it makes sense to raise the capital gains tax. They also discuss how companies can create better and more creative competitive strategies – the topic of Felix’s new book, “Better Simpler Strategy.”

Duration:00:38:35

Earnings Roundup: Crocs, Danone, PayPal, and More

5/12/2021
Is Danone an example of failed stakeholder capitalism? Why did Zynga acquire Chartboost? Rebecca, Rawi, and Felix discuss earnings and the recent performance of companies they follow.

Duration:00:33:52

Biden’s Climate Change Plan and Europe’s Super League

5/5/2021
Rebecca, Rawi, and Felix discuss how U.S. climate change policy will influence global efforts to slow climate change. And they debate why the idea for a European soccer Super League failed in spectacular fashion.

Duration:00:31:05

The Art of Negotiation

4/28/2021
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix invite their friend and negotiations expert, Harvard Business School professor Deepak Malhotra, to discuss the art of negotiation, as well as his new science fiction novel, The Peacemaker’s Code.

Duration:00:40:36

The Future of Substack and Amazon’s Failed Union Effort

4/21/2021
Rebecca, Mihir, and Felix discuss how the newsletter platform Substack could change news consumption and competition for talented writers. Plus, they examine why the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union failed to unionize an Amazon warehouse in Alabama.

Duration:00:38:09

CEOs Speak Out on Politics and the Future of Digital Currencies

4/14/2021
Rawi, Rebecca, and Mihir discuss how and why CEOs are speaking out on politics and what China’s digital renminbi means for economics and politics.

Duration:00:43:37

The Future of Restaurants, Take-Out, and More

4/7/2021
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix discuss the future of food delivery, ghost kitchens, virtual restaurant brands, and more.

Duration:00:40:18

Our Wellness Episode

3/31/2021
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix discuss the wellness trends they love, hate, and aren’t quite sure about – from the fitness wars to touchless spas and more. Plus, they share their personal wellness habits and hacks.

Duration:00:41:33

The NFT Craze and the Future of Spotify and Streaming Music

3/24/2021
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix discuss the hype surrounding NFTs (non-fungible tokens). They also dig into recent music industry trends and what they mean for the future of Spotify and other streaming players.

Duration:00:40:45

The Shecession and the Meaning of Harry and Meghan

3/17/2021
Rebecca, Rawi, and Mihir discuss the impacts of the Covid-19 recession on women and what Oprah’s recent interview with Harry and Meghan might tell us about the future of the monarchy.

Duration:00:41:50

Mandatory Vaccinations and the Big Freeze in Texas

3/10/2021
Rebecca, Mihir, Rawi, and Felix debate whether or not businesses should require workers to get vaccinated before they return to work. They also discuss why the energy market in Texas failed during a recent winter storm.

Duration:00:34:36

The New U.S. Stimulus Package and the Meaning of Brexit

3/3/2021
Felix, Rawi, and Mihir discuss the new U.S. stimulus package and the departure of the UK from the European Union.

Duration:00:41:50

The Future of WFH and Competing Against the Giant Internet Platforms

2/24/2021
Youngme, Mihir, Felix, and Rawi discuss whether companies should allow employees to work from home permanently. They also debate whether it’s possible for small players to compete against the giant internet platforms.

Duration:00:40:32

Companies We’re Watching: Affirm, Patagonia, Clubhouse, and More!

2/17/2021
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix discuss companies they’re keeping an eye on, including fintech lender Affirm, outdoor clothing brand Patagonia, social media app Clubhouse, and one that may surprise you.

Duration:00:42:56