28 episodes

On Principle, a production of Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, tells the stories of pivotal business decisions. What led to them? What were the choices? And what lessons can executives, entrepreneurs and other leaders draw from them?

On Principle Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

On Principle, a production of Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, tells the stories of pivotal business decisions. What led to them? What were the choices? And what lessons can executives, entrepreneurs and other leaders draw from them?

    A Career on the Line: Russ Flicker

    A Career on the Line: Russ Flicker

    “You’ve got to believe in your idea even when everyone else is telling you not to.” Why? How do you know the difference between a fool’s errand and untapped potential?

    • 31 min
    When the Kids Come First: Ty McNichols

    When the Kids Come First: Ty McNichols

    You walk in expecting to do big things. When the wheels come off the plan, however, how do you regroup, reprioritize, keep a team aligned—and still try to accomplish something?

    • 29 min
    The Road to Reinvention: Mark Pydynowski

    The Road to Reinvention: Mark Pydynowski

    How do you reinvent your company? How do you reinvent yourself? And what can we learn if it doesn’t happen?

    • 31 min
    Taking Ownership: Lauren Herring

    Taking Ownership: Lauren Herring

    How does a young leader, fresh off earning her MBA, approach the need for institutional change in an organization she didn’t start—while the founder is offstage, in the wings, in retirement?

    • 29 min
    On Principle Live! A Leadership Perspectives event

    On Principle Live! A Leadership Perspectives event

    You're invited to our first live event featuring On Principle. The event is September 1, 2022, and the title is "Now what? A panel discussion on unexpected business challenges."

    • 2 min
    Examining Strategy: Trish Gorman

    Examining Strategy: Trish Gorman

    A lot of people think of strategy as a chess game, but it really isn't. It's a moving, alive environment that doesn't stay stable. More insights on how to think about strategy from Trish Gorman, Olin professor of practice in strategy.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

soccergirl14101 ,

Inside baseball to practical advice

This episode really highlights ways to apply lessons from baseball to everyday negotiations. I know Cards fans were disappointed in 2011 when Pujols moved on. Listening really helped understand the impact of individuals on team and team on individuals. Loved the Hillary insights. Listen, more greatness to come!

RDohrman ,

Inspiring and interesting

This podcast chronicles fascinating stories. Episode 1 with Gerard Craft was truly delightful. Can’t wait to hear the next episodes.

CD in Texas ,

Strong Start

Just started listening to On Principle and found the first episode insightful and engaging. Looking forward to the next one.

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