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Harvard Business School professors discuss and debate current events that sit at the crossroads of business and culture. Youngme Moon, Mihir Desai, and Felix Oberholzer-Gee engage in a spirited discussion on a range of topics torn from the headlines — from Facebook, to free trade, to the #MeToo movement. Informed by their unique expertise as professors at one of the world’s leading business schools, their takes are always surprising, unconventional, and insightful.

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Harvard Business School professors discuss and debate current events that sit at the crossroads of business and culture. Youngme Moon, Mihir Desai, and Felix Oberholzer-Gee engage in a spirited discussion on a range of topics torn from the headlines — from Facebook, to free trade, to the #MeToo movement. Informed by their unique expertise as professors at one of the world’s leading business schools, their takes are always surprising, unconventional, and insightful.

    Holiday Travel Headaches!

    Holiday Travel Headaches!

    Youngme, Felix and Mihir invite their friend and colleague, Professor Ryan Buell, onto the show to discuss the travel headaches experienced by air travelers and hotel visitors. What’s behind all of the disruptions, and when will things get better?

    Recent picks, and recommended reading/websites:


    AirPass (American Airlines) 
    PassPlus (United Airlines)
    Elite Status Matching (The Points Guy)
    The Misery Map (FlightAware website)
    The Book of Awesome (Neil Pasricha)

    • 28 min
    The Food Episode!

    The Food Episode!

    Youngme, Felix and Mihir talk all things food, including TikTok recipes going viral, the chicken sandwich wars between fast food chains, the proliferation of milk alternatives in the supermarket, OpenTable vs. Resy, and more!

    Recent picks, and recommended reading/websites:


    Burnt Toast and Other Disasters (Cal Peternell)
    Opopop (popcorn)
    Meringue Cookies (recipe) 
    Pete Wells reviews Eleven Madison Park (The New York Times)

    • 36 min
    Can Hertz turn it around? Are Crocs back? Plus, Are Generational Stereotypes Fair?

    Can Hertz turn it around? Are Crocs back? Plus, Are Generational Stereotypes Fair?

    Youngme, Felix and Mihir discuss whether Hertz can make a comeback, why everyone seems to be wearing Crocs, and whether generational stereotypes are accurate or helpful.

    Recent picks, and recommended reading/websites:


    My Climate (website)
    Notability (app)
    In Case You Get Hit By A Bus (Abby Schneiderman and Adam Seifer) 

    • 39 min
    Intel Attempts a Turnaround; Plus Zillow, Utopian Cities, and More

    Intel Attempts a Turnaround; Plus Zillow, Utopian Cities, and More

    Youngme, Felix and Mihir discuss Intel’s attempts to stage a turnaround in the all-important chip industry; plus Zillow, utopian cities, and more.

    Recent picks, and recommended reading/websites:

    ·       Izipizi Eyewear

    ·       Far Flung: A Black Utopia in North Carolina (podcast)

    ·      A History of Future Cities (Daniel Brook)

    • 41 min
    How Much Should We Fear Inflation? Plus, The Meta Rebrand and More

    How Much Should We Fear Inflation? Plus, The Meta Rebrand and More

    Youngme, Felix and Mihir discuss how fearful we should be about inflation; they also discuss the Facebook rebranding (Meta) and the prospects for Snap.

    Recent picks, and recommended reading/websites:


    Kottke.org
    The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson)
    Patagonia Provisions

    • 34 min
    Is Netflix winning the Streaming Wars?

    Is Netflix winning the Streaming Wars?

    Youngme, Felix and Mihir discuss the long-term sustainability of Netflix’s content strategy; plus content trends in streaming.

    Recent picks, and recommended reading/websites:


    Summer of Soul (Questlove)
    The Velvet Underground (Apple TV+)
    Beethoven x The AI Project (YouTube)
    Have We Already Been Visited By Aliens? (The New Yorker)
    Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth (Avi Loeb)


    We invite you to email your comments and ideas for future episodes to:  afterhours@hbs.edu.  You can also follow Youngme and Mihir on Twitter at: @YoungmeMoon and @DesaiMihirA.

    • 40 min

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