Most Popular Podcasts of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, we look back at the most popular episodes from After Hours, Climate Rising, Cold Call, Disruptive Voice, Managing the Future of Work, Sky Deck, and Under the Datascope. Each episode is available below.

12 Dec 2019  
Listen in as Harvard Business School faculty discuss hot topics at the intersection of business and society.

Youngme Moon, Felix Oberholzer-Gee, and Mihir Desai discuss how Walmart is trying to compete against Amazon and whether the strategy is working. They also debate the rise of socialism in U.S. millennials — is it a healthy phenomenon or a dangerous one?

Business and policy leaders join Harvard Business School faculty to discuss what businesses are doing, can do, and should do to confront climate change.

What influence does business have on the politics of climate change? In today’s episode, we'll look at how climate change affects different businesses, and how proposed regulations like a carbon tax could help or harm business. Weighing in with their unique perspectives are Auden Schendler from Aspen Skiing Company, Bill Eacho from the Partnership for Responsible Growth, and Professor Mike Toffel.

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.

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? Learn more about this discussion in his case, “Amazon 2019.”

Exploring the theories of disruptive innovation across a broad set of industries and circumstances with academics, researchers, and practitioners who have been inspired and taught by Professor Clayton M. Christensen.

This week on The Disruptive Voice, Derek van Bever, director of the Forum for Growth & Innovation and senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, is joined in the studio by Bob Moesta and Andrew Glaser for an illuminating discussion of the “paradox of innovation” through the lens of Jobs-to-be-Done Theory. Andrew is chief strategy officer at American Signature, Inc. and an outspoken evangelist for JTBD, which was co-architected by Bob Moesta, president and CEO of the Re-Wired Group. We’re delighted to bring you this conversation on the disjunct between innovator and consumer perceptions, leveraging Jobs Theory effectively in an organization, and the role of honesty and vulnerability in JTBD interviews.

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

Goldman Sachs, a bastion of Wall Street for over 150 years, has been remaking itself using new technology. Marty Chavez, co-head of securities and former CFO, has played a key role in this transition as workflows, position titles, and business models across the bank are reimagined. As he says, trading and coding are now “literally” one and the same. Hear him describe how technology is changing what it means to be a bank and give tips to executives working to navigate the transition to AI.

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

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

Showcasing the business models, technologies, and proof points of data & analytics leaders in precision medicine.

A majority of clinical trials fail because they can’t enroll enough patients. One reason for this is patients and clinical trials teams simply can’t find each other. Deep6 CEO Wout Brusselaers talks about how his company is using AI to transform the process of identifying patients for clinical trials and research, and how the challenges go way beyond just making the technology work.


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