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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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    • Management
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

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.

    The Future of WFH and Competing Against the Giant Internet Platforms

    The Future of WFH and Competing Against the Giant Internet Platforms

    Youngme, Mihir, Felix, and Rawi discuss whether companies should allow employees to work from home permanently. They also debate whether it’s possible for small players to compete against the giant internet platforms.

    • 40 min
    Companies We’re Watching: Affirm, Patagonia, Clubhouse, and More!

    Companies We’re Watching: Affirm, Patagonia, Clubhouse, and More!

    Youngme, Mihir, and Felix discuss companies they’re keeping an eye on, including fintech lender Affirm, outdoor clothing brand Patagonia, social media app Clubhouse, and one that may surprise you.

    • 41 min
    Bezos Steps Down as Amazon’s CEO and Raising the Minimum Wage

    Bezos Steps Down as Amazon’s CEO and Raising the Minimum Wage

    What are Jeff Bezos’s most significant accomplishments at Amazon? What’s troubling about the business that he built? Rebecca, Rawi, and Felix look back at Jeff Bezos’s career. They also debate the wisdom of raising the U.S. minimum wage to $15.

    • 32 min
    Tesla and Bitcoin: Are You a Believer?

    Tesla and Bitcoin: Are You a Believer?

    Youngme, Mihir, and Rawi discuss Tesla as the competition gets heated in the electric vehicle market. They also discuss how to make sense of the bitcoin craze.

    • 36 min
    Bonus Episode: GameStop Traders Rock the Financial Industry

    Bonus Episode: GameStop Traders Rock the Financial Industry

    Youngme, Mihir, and Rawi share their thoughts on how a group of individual investors went head-to-head with Wall Street hedge funds, pushing up GameStop’s stock price and raising questions for the entire financial industry.

    • 19 min
    Google’s Dominance, and Smart Cities

    Google’s Dominance, and Smart Cities

    Is Google so successful because it excels at building incredibly smart products? Or is it dominant in many markets because it stifles innovation and abuses its market power, as several antitrust lawsuits allege? Rebecca, Mihir, and Felix discuss the merits of recent antitrust actions against the search giant. They also debate the promise of smart cities.

    • 35 min

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Without the benefit of actually being IN one of these open-forum Harvard MBA programs, I love the range of discussion that Young-Mee, Felix and Mihir bring to the mic every week. It has made me think about so many different topics from different economic and social view points and really challenged me to have more discussion with my friends and colleagues.
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