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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 Harvard Business School faculty discussing cases they've written and the lessons they impart.

Cold Call Harvard Business School

    • Management

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 Harvard Business School faculty discussing cases they've written and the lessons they impart.

    Why Backstage Capital Invests in “Underestimated” Entrepreneurs

    Why Backstage Capital Invests in “Underestimated” Entrepreneurs

    Harvard Business School professor Laura Huang, whose new book “Edge” explores methods for turning adversity into professional advantage, is joined by Venture Capitalist Arlan Hamilton to discuss her strategy of backing entrepreneurs who have been ignored because of stereotypes, biases, and preconceptions.

    • 30 min
    China-based Fuyao Glass Considers Manufacturing in the U.S.

    China-based Fuyao Glass Considers Manufacturing in the U.S.

    Not many Chinese companies open manufacturing facilities in the U.S., but automotive glass maker Fuyao is considering just that. Harvard Business School professor Willy Shih examines factors that go into deciding where companies should locate production facilities in his case, “Fuyao Glass America: Sourcing Decision.”

    • 24 min
    Can Capitalism Be Fixed by Making Companies More Just?

    Can Capitalism Be Fixed by Making Companies More Just?

    Harvard Business School professors Ethan Rouen and Charlie Wang explore whether capitalism is broken and if JUST Capital's performance evaluation rubric and strategies for exerting influence are likely to be effective in improving corporate behavior. Their case is titled, “Measuring Impact at JUST Capital.”

    • 28 min
    Under Pressure, OXXO Rethinks the Convenience Store

    Under Pressure, OXXO Rethinks the Convenience Store

    Mexican convenience store chain OXXO dominated its market -- until its chief rival doubled in size almost overnight. Harvard Business School professor Tatiana Sandino discusses how CEO Eduardo Padilla responded by creating an agile organization based on a team culture and strong management systems.

    • 30 min
    Why CalSTRS Chooses to Engage with the Gun Industry

    Why CalSTRS Chooses to Engage with the Gun Industry

    Should large institutional investors divest or engage if they have an issue with a company? Harvard Business School professor Vikram Gandhi discusses why and how CalSTRS, the $200 billion pension plan for California public school teachers, chooses to engage with gun makers and retailers in California in his case, “CalSTRS Takes on Gun Violence.”

    • 27 min
    Lessons from IBM in Nazi Germany

    Lessons from IBM in Nazi Germany

    Harvard Business School professor Geoff Jones discusses his case, “Thomas J. Watson, IBM and Nazi Germany,” which explores the options and responsibilities of multinationals with investments in politically reprehensible regimes.

    • 22 min

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