In this episode, Felix and Mihir explore the prospects for media outlets like Vice and Buzzfeed (01:44), discuss their thoughts on predictive policing (15:05), and offer their After Hours picks for the week. NOTE: This is the last episode of the season; the podcast will return for a second season in the fall.
We taped this fun, light-hearted episode a few days before the death of the beloved Anthony Bourdain. In it, we discuss our most and least favorite food trends, before offering our After Hours picks for the week.
In this episode, Youngme, Felix and Mihir debate whether the job of the presidency is too big even for the most competent of executives (01:39); discuss whether the vaping trend among teenagers should have us worried (12:40); and offer their After Hours picks for the week (24:49).
In this episode, Youngme, Mihir and Felix brainstorm out-of-the-box ideas for gun control (01:31); discuss whether companies like Boston should be trying to attract companies like Amazon despite the affordable housing crunch created (13:28); and offer their After Hours picks for the week (25:30).
In this special bonus episode, Youngme asks three teenagers (including her own son) a set of 10 random questions that address everything from how they think about social media, to bullying in high schools, to how optimistic they are about the future.
In this episode, Youngme, Mihir and Felix discuss antitrust and whether we should be concerned about the size of the big tech companies (01:18); debate the propriety of corporate lobbying (15:15); and offer their After Hours Picks for the week (26:12).
In this episode, Mihir sits down with HBS economist Rafaella Sadun, who has dug deep into why and how management practices matter with award-winning large-sample empirical work. Rafaella discusses the problems and promise of family ownership (12:20), why Americans do IT better (14:58), the secrets of her productive partnership and how she came to economics (23:04) and her recommendation for a biography of a pioneering female economist (26:49).
In this episode, Youngme, Felix, and Mihir discuss why voice assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home are all the rage (02:05); debate how to punish Wells Fargo for criminal wrongdoing (12:50); and offer their After Hours picks for the week (26:11).
In this episode, Youngme, Felix, and Mihir discuss whether there’s a market for a Netflix for News (02: 45); debate the future of newspapers like The New York Times (06:23); argue about which Big Tech company (Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook) is most and least vulnerable (15:45); and offer their After Hours picks for the week (32:59).
Youngme Moon interviews Eugene Soltes, who talks about Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White Collar Criminal. Among other things, Eugene discusses his unique relationship with Bernie Madoff (05:51), the motivations behind white collar crime (13:11), how firms can prevent such crimes from occurring (21:58), and his most memorable conversations with criminals he has interviewed (24.:41). Eugene also shares an After Hours recommendation (27:45).
In this episode, Youngme, Felix, and Mihir debate what it would take to close the gender wage gap (01:59); discuss whether retailers like Walmart and CVS entering the medical care space is good or bad for consumers (13:15); and share their After Hours picks for the week (23:57).
In this episode, Youngme, Felix, and Mihir give their quick takes on Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance before Congress (02:50); discuss the plight of the U.S. Post Office (12:15); and share their picks for the week (20:50).
In this episode, Youngme, Felix, and Mihir vent about trade deficits and potential tariffs against China (02:15); they also debate the future of Tesla (17:30). Plus, their After Hours picks for the week (30:50).
In this episode, Youngme talks to Professor Frances Frei, who was hired by Uber last year to help rebuild a broken culture. Frances describes how toxic the culture at Uber actually was (01:50) and how she dealt with difficult work scenarios (08:19). She also talks about what should be done about “bad people doing bad things” (15:10) and the link between strategy and culture (22:10). Plus, she gives a behind-the-scenes look at preparing for her TED talk (25:10).
In this episode, Youngme talks to her friend and colleague, Professor Mike Norton, about how to spend money to create happiness. Mike's tips include spending money on experiences rather than on “stuff” (3:26), “buying time" (8:34), and investing in others (17:03). Youngme adds a few tips of her own (25:02).
In this episode, Youngme, Mihir, and Felix debate the idea of a Universal Basic Income (2:20); discuss Google and the Right to be Forgotten (14:33); and offer their After Hours picks for the week (25:02).
In this episode, Youngme, Mihir, and Felix try to make sense of online reviews (1:26), dish about their best/worst service experiences (15:20), and offer their thoughts on Spotify (18:20). Plus, their After Hours recommendations for the week (30:53).
In this pilot episode, Youngme, Mihir, and Felix discuss the NRA and whether the #NeverAgain movement has a chance (1:40); disagree about Facebook and the Russian influence campaign (15:08); and debate the idea of banning pornography (26:14). Plus, they offer their After Hours recommendations for the week (40:47) and reveal what movies they’re rooting for (and against) at this year’s Oscars (47:25). (Recorded March 1)