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The Business is a Harvard Business School podcast. Twice a month, host Brian Kenny will bring you a new take on the business world. Through unexpected stories, and conversations with business leaders, entrepreneurs and faculty members, our goal is to inspire listeners to think more broadly about the word business. Thanks for listening!

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The Business is a Harvard Business School podcast. Twice a month, host Brian Kenny will bring you a new take on the business world. Through unexpected stories, and conversations with business leaders, entrepreneurs and faculty members, our goal is to inspire listeners to think more broadly about the word business. Thanks for listening!

    • video
    Health Care is Every Company’s Business

    Health Care is Every Company’s Business

    Every company is in the health care business, no matter its industry. So says John Quelch, a professor at both the Harvard Business School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where Quelch has devoted an entire class to the intersection of business and health care called “Consumers, Corporations and Public Health.” The course uses cases on a wide range of subjects, from HealthCare.gov to Royal Caribbean Cruises, to medical marijuana, to dig into issues of corporate strategy, employee safety, and how to solve health problems through research and innovation.

    • 15 min
    • video
    You Don’t Know @Jack: Twitter’s Founder Talks Entrepreneurship

    You Don’t Know @Jack: Twitter’s Founder Talks Entrepreneurship

    Twitter’s Founder, Jack Dorsey, talks about the history of Twitter, the founding of Square, and how he made the transition from programmer to CEO.

    • 15 min
    • video
    Philanthropy 2.0: Investing with a Purpose

    Philanthropy 2.0: Investing with a Purpose

    HBS alumnus Sir Ronald Cohen, founder of Apax Partners and known as the father of venture capital in Great Britain, sits down with CMO Brian Kenny on The Business to talk about the importance of social impact investing, a new way to link financial incentives directly to social improvements that could change the world and revolutionize the philanthropic and not-for-profit sectors.

    • 18 min
    • video
    Man of the Year-Up: Creating Opportunity for Young Adults

    Man of the Year-Up: Creating Opportunity for Young Adults

    Year-Up, a business taking low-income 18 to 24 year olds from poverty to a professional career, seems more relevant than ever with business professionals pushing to fill the middle skills gap. Listen to last year’s interview with 2014 Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award Winner Gerald Chertavian about how Year-Up is teaching young adults middle skills for success in Fortune 500 companies.

    • 15 min
    • video
    Not Your Basic Business Books

    Not Your Basic Business Books

    What books would guests on The Business give as holiday gifts? Listen for what Mitch Weiss, Dan Koh, Nancy Koehn, Max Bazerman, Frank Cespedes, and host Brian Kenny would recommend for the bookworm in your life.

    • 8 min
    • video
    Ernest Shackleton: The Entrepreneur of Survival

    Ernest Shackleton: The Entrepreneur of Survival

    On the 100th Anniversary of explorer Ernest Shakleton’s colossal failure to traverse Antarctica, professor and historian Nancy Koehn explains how Shackleton’s extraordinary crisis leadership ensured the survival of his crew. Listen for story of the Endurance expedition and lessons from the HBS case study.

    • 28 min

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