Top Podcasts of 2022
As 2022 comes to a close, we look back at some of the most popular HBS podcast episodes. Each episode is available below.
15 Dec 2022  
Business and policy leaders join Harvard Business School faculty to discuss what businesses are doing, can do, and should do to confront climate change.

Daniel Pacthod, Senior Partner and global co-leader of McKinsey Sustainability, shares how the company works with its clients to address climate risk and find opportunities through its pillars of net-zero strategy, green business building, decarbonization transformation, net-zero financial institutions, and sustainable investing. He also offers advice for those interested in careers in business and climate change. For transcripts and other resources, visit Guest: Daniel Pacthod, Senior Partner and global co-leader of McKinsey Sustainability, McKinsey & Company

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.

Pixel, started in 2014, helps facilitate open talent and crowdsourcing for Deloitte Consulting client engagements, to access specific expertise, collaborate to develop new products and insights, and to design, build, and test new digital assets.

But while some of Deloitte’s principals are avid users of Pixel’s services, uptake across the organization has been slow, and in some pockets has met with deep resistance. Balaji Bondili, head of Pixel, must decide how best to grow Deloitte Consulting’s use of on-demand talent, as consulting companies and their clients face transformative change.

Harvard Business School professor Mike Tushman discusses Deloitte’s challenges in pursuing this new approach to consulting in his case, “Deloitte’s Pixel: Consulting with Open Talent.”

A series of captivating conversations with Professor Ranjay Gulati and top global CEOs, describing how the pursuit of purpose guides them to achieve performance gains, social benefits, and personal bests. Each episode explores how a revolutionary “Deep Purpose” approach to business can deliver game-changing results for companies and society alike.

Alan Jope of Unilever leads a company with a historical commitment to doing good. This massive company sells more than 400 brands. It started back in 1885 with a bar of beauty soap. Jope says navigating with a deep purpose makes his company stronger and more profitable. The approach has not been without controversy. But Jope says it’s the both the right and smart thing to do.

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

What's the business case for upgrading low-wage, high-turnover jobs? Joe Fuller joins his Managing the Future of Work co-chair and podcast co-host, Bill Kerr, to unpack the project's recent report, Building From the Bottom Up.

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

Willy Walker (MBA 1995) is the chairman and CEO of Walker and Dunlop, a commercial real estate finance firm founded in 1937 by his grandfather and his great uncle. Walker joined the business in 2003 when it had one office, 46 employees, and an estimated value of $25 million. Today, Walker & Dunlop is a publicly traded company with a market cap close to $5 billion.

While Walker has led massive growth at the company, he realized several years ago that the way he led was in serious need of re-evaluation. And that professional awakening about how he managed his company was part of a larger reflection about how he managed something more personal: his anger.


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