After Hours

Harvard professors discuss news at the crossroads of business and culture.

Facial Recognition Fears and Rihanna + LVMH
Youngme, Felix, and Mihir debate the pros and cons associated with the increased use of facial recognition technology and whether San Francisco’s ban on such technology makes sense. They then discuss whether Rihanna represents the future of the world’s largest luxury conglomerate, LVMH. Listen Now!


Cold Call distills Harvard Business School’s legendary case studies into podcast form. Hosted by Brian Kenny, the podcast airs every two weeks and features faculty discussing cases they’ve written and the lessons they impart.

If the Key to Business Success is Focus, Why Does Amazon Work?

Harvard Business School professor Sunil Gupta explores the infiltration of Amazon into dozens of industries including web services, grocery, online video streaming, content creation and, oh, did we mention physical bookstores? What’s the big plan? Is the company spread too thin, or poised for astronomical success? Gupta is the author of the case study, “Amazon 2019.” Listen Now!


Dear HBR

The advice show for workplace dilemmas. We take your questions and offer a better way forward.

Executive Ambitions

Do you want the corner office someday? Dan and Alison answer your questions with the help of Mike Troiano, a venture capitalist and former executive. They talk through what to do when you’re falling off the executive track, you’re moving up but don’t believe in the company’s strategy, or you have a rival who could block your path to the C-suite. Listen Now!


The Disruptive Voice

Explores the theories of disruptive innovation with academics, researchers, and practitioners who have been inspired and taught by Professor Clayton M. Christensen.

Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption - Six Years Later
Through the lens of Jobs To Be Done, MBA graduates Jasmyn Beausejour and Nicolas Kernick consider the scale and complexity of the types of jobs for which clients hire the Big 3 consulting firms – McKinsey, BCG, and Bain. With the 2013 HBR article as the springboard for their research, their framework and analysis help to explain current trends in the consulting industry and, crucially, to consider where the industry may be heading in the future, both in terms of threats and opportunities. Listen Now!


A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management.

Advice for Entrepreneurs from a Leading Venture Capitalist

Scott Kupor, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, says there’s a lot about navigating the venture capital world that entrepreneurs don’t understand. Some can’t figure out how to get in the door. Others fail to deliver persuasive pitches. Many don’t know how the deals and relationships really work. Kupor outlines what he and his partners look for in founding teams and business ideas and explains how start-ups work with VCs to become successful companies. He also discusses how Silicon Valley can do a better job of finding more diverse talent and funding new types of ventures. Kupor is the author of the book “Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It.” Listen Now!


Managing the Future of Work

Professors Bill Kerr and Joe Fuller talk to leaders grappling with the forces reshaping the nature of work.

Prediction: How AI will affect Business, Work, and Life

How should we think about improvements in artificial intelligence? Bill speaks with Joshua Gans, co-author of "Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence," which argues that AI advances can be boiled down to making better predictions. As a component of a vast array of activities, enhanced prediction will have ripple effects throughout the economy. What new functions and business models will it create? What difficult questions will it force society to answer? Listen Now!



Skydeck features interviews with alumni from across the world of business, sharing lessons learned and their own life experiences.

Give It to Me Straight

Radical Candor author Kim Scott on what effective feedback really looks like—and why it will make you a better boss. Listen Now!


Women at Work

Conversations about the workplace, and women's place in it.

Sisterhood is Trust
High-quality relationships with other women at work, and the productivity and creative those connections bring, are built on trusting one another with our emotions. Two researchers share findings from their recent survey about emotional vulnerabilty in the workplace. Guests: Beth Livingston and Tina Opie. Listen now!