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The corporate world is full of platitudes about management and leadership. From “culture eats strategy for breakfast” to “successful entrepreneurs are risk-takers” -- these ideas form a kind of accepted wisdom about how things are done. In this original series from the IMD business school, Professor Michael Wade challenges that. With the help of some of the world’s leading academics and executives, he takes a closer look at six of these accepted truths, revealing powerful new ideas that could change the way you think about business. New episodes every Thursday, from March 18th.

Management Under The Microscope IMD

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

The corporate world is full of platitudes about management and leadership. From “culture eats strategy for breakfast” to “successful entrepreneurs are risk-takers” -- these ideas form a kind of accepted wisdom about how things are done. In this original series from the IMD business school, Professor Michael Wade challenges that. With the help of some of the world’s leading academics and executives, he takes a closer look at six of these accepted truths, revealing powerful new ideas that could change the way you think about business. New episodes every Thursday, from March 18th.

    CEOs impact performance

    CEOs impact performance

    CEOs get paid more than anyone else in the corporate world, and are seen as having a similarly outsized influence on their companies’ fortunes. But has the importance of the chief executive been wildly overestimated? 

    We unpack the data.



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    Credits:


    Written and presented by Michael Wade.


    Guests: Michel Demaré, Ben Bryant, Arturo Bris.


    Produced by Pete Naughton.

    • 34 min
    Culture eats strategy for breakfast

    Culture eats strategy for breakfast

    Over the past twenty years, a five word phrase has become one of the most popular mantras in business.


    But is “culture eats strategy for breakfast” a useful philosophy - or a gross oversimplification?


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    Links:


    Read our new magazine, I by IMD, here.


    Learn more about our MBA programme here.


    Leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts here.


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    Credits:


    Written and presented by Michael Wade.


    Guests: Dan Denison, James Henderson.


    Produced by Pete Naughton.

    • 26 min
    AI is coming for your job (part 2)

    AI is coming for your job (part 2)

    In the past, when machines replaced human workers we created new jobs elsewhere and avoided mass unemployment.
     
    We might not be so lucky this time.
     
    In the second part of our special on AI and employment, we take a look at the sectors that are at the highest risk of automation — and explore what you can do to protect your career.




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    Links:
     
    Read our new magazine, I by IMD, here.
     
    Learn more about our applied AI courses here.
     
    Leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts here.
     
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    Credits:
     
    Written and presented by Michael Wade.
     
    Guests: Amit Joshi, Thierry Donneau-Golancer.
     
    Produced by Pete Naughton.

    • 23 min
    AI is coming for your job (part 1)

    AI is coming for your job (part 1)

    From the Terminator movies to the musings of Elon Musk, the world is full of worrying predictions about what will happen to us when machines become super-intelligent. 
     
    But the reality of what’s coming down the pipeline may be at once less scary - and more complicated than that.
     
    In this two-part special on AI and employment, we separate the signal from the noise; starting with the case for an optimistic view of the future.
     
     
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    Links:
     
    Read our new magazine, I by IMD, here.
     
    Learn more about our applied AI courses here.
     
    Leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts here.
     
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    Credits:
     
    Written and presented by Michael Wade.
     
    Guest: Amit Joshi.
     
    Produced by Pete Naughton.
     

    • 16 min
    Entrepreneurs like to gamble

    Entrepreneurs like to gamble

    We like to think of successful entrepreneurs as brazen risk-takers, betting everything on a new invention or idea. But take a closer look at their decision-making - and a very different picture emerges.



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    Links:


    Read our new magazine, I by IMD, here.


    Learn more about our MBA programme here.


    Leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts here.


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    Credits:


    Written and presented by Michael Wade.


    Guests: Cyril Bouquet, Ulf Sandberg.

    Produced by Pete Naughton.

    • 22 min
    Chinese companies don't innovate

    Chinese companies don't innovate

    For decades, politicians and business leaders in the West have portrayed China as a place where innovations are copied - not created. But has this picture of an “imitation nation” blinded us to what’s actually going on within the world’s second largest economy? 


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    Links:


    Read our new magazine, I by IMD, here.


    Discover IMD's digital transformation programmes here.


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    Credits:


    Written and presented by Michael Wade.


    Guests: Jialu Shan, Mark Greeven, Frank Vivier.


    Produced by Pete Naughton.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Alpha.c ,

Fun and thought provoking

Mike covers lots of interesting topics in an engaging way. Really fun listen!

fedunski ,

Great podcast

Mike Wade, together with colleagues and industry leaders, does a magnificent job of breaking down some of the myths of business management so that everyone learn from them. Super pod!

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