13 episodes

Join host and Harvard Business School Online Creative Director Chris Linnane as he sits down with HBS faculty to discuss business education in a way that’s both entertaining and insightful. The Parlor Room is your key to breaking down academic theory without sacrificing depth—all while gaining practical takeaways for navigating the business world. 

The Parlor Room Harvard Business School Online

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 20 Ratings

Join host and Harvard Business School Online Creative Director Chris Linnane as he sits down with HBS faculty to discuss business education in a way that’s both entertaining and insightful. The Parlor Room is your key to breaking down academic theory without sacrificing depth—all while gaining practical takeaways for navigating the business world. 

    Introducing "Think Big, Buy Small," a New Harvard Business School Podcast

    Introducing "Think Big, Buy Small," a New Harvard Business School Podcast

    Today, we’re sharing a special episode of Think Big, Buy Small, a new podcast from our friends at Harvard Business School.

    Think Big, Buy Small explores an innovative approach to entrepreneurship: acquisition entrepreneurship, with conversations exploring how to buy your own business, be your own boss, and get the financial benefits of your efforts through the approach of entrepreneurship through acquisition—like this episode, where HBS professors Richard Ruback and Royce Yudkoff chat with graduating Harvard MBA students and discuss their thoughts on becoming entrepreneurs.

    Listen to more episodes of Think Big, Buy Small and follow the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/B2cH36AX?sid=parlor

    • 58 min
    Season 1 Finale: Top 8 Q&As with Harvard Business School Faculty

    Season 1 Finale: Top 8 Q&As with Harvard Business School Faculty

    In The Parlor Room's season one finale, host Chris Linnane shares his favorite questions and answers from his conversations with Harvard Business School faculty, including Mihir Desai, Mike Wheeler, Jill Avery, Nien-hê Hsieh, Jeff Bussgang, Joshua Margolis, Forest Reinhardt, and Linda Hill.
    Tune in for their insights into finance, conflict management, branding, ethics, sustainability, and leadership.

    Catch up on Season 1 of The Parlor Room:
    Mihir Desai on Apple's Powerful Financial Model: https://hbs.me/yd84j56n
    Mike Wheeler on the Jazz of Negotiation: https://hbs.me/2p8zna3m
    Jill Avery on Building a Winning Brand Portfolio: https://hbs.me/yckzfsur
    Nien-hê Hsieh on Ethical AI, Decision-Making, and Investing: https://hbs.me/36sw4frv
    Jeff Bussgang on the Rise of AI & Raising Venture Capital: https://hbs.me/2p8p9fcu
    Joshua Margolis on Elevating Your Leadership Style: https://hbs.me/59st27cn
    Forest Reinhardt on Climate Change and the Tragedy of the Commons: https://hbs.me/2p85nasj
    Linda Hill on Leading Change and the Paradoxes of Management: https://hbs.me/3hbsm25b

    Watch The Parlor Room on YouTube: https://hbs.me/4j99nbwc

    • 25 min
    Season 1 Bonus Content (Part 2): Linda Hill, Mihir Desai, Forest Reinhardt, and Joshua Margolis

    Season 1 Bonus Content (Part 2): Linda Hill, Mihir Desai, Forest Reinhardt, and Joshua Margolis

    In our second special episode featuring season one bonus content, host Chris Linnane shares exclusive, unaired clips from his conversations with Harvard Business School faculty members.
    Tune in for insights from Linda Hill on leadership's imperatives and developing contextual intelligence, Mihir Desai on making finance more accessible, Forest Reinhardt on learning through the case method, and Joshua Margolis on using real-world examples to teach business concepts.

    Catch up on Season 1 of The Parlor Room:
    Season 1 Bonus Content (Mike Wheeler, Jill Avery, Jeff Bussgang, and Nien-hê Hsieh): https://hbs.me/yz22txwr
    Linda Hill on Leading Change and the Paradoxes of Management: https://hbs.me/3hbsm25b
    Mihir Desai on Apple's Powerful Financial Model: https://hbs.me/yd84j56n
    Forest Reinhardt on Climate Change and the Tragedy of the Commons: https://hbs.me/2p85nasj
    Joshua Margolis on Elevating Your Leadership Style: https://hbs.me/59st27cn

    Watch The Parlor Room on YouTube: https://hbs.me/4j99nbwc

    • 20 min
    Season 1 Bonus Content (Part 1): Mike Wheeler, Jill Avery, Jeff Bussgang, and Nien-hê Hsieh

    Season 1 Bonus Content (Part 1): Mike Wheeler, Jill Avery, Jeff Bussgang, and Nien-hê Hsieh

    In the first of two special episodes featuring season one bonus content, host Chris Linnane shares exclusive, unaired clips from his conversations with Harvard Business School faculty members.
    Tune in to hear from Mike Wheeler on negotiation, Jill Avery on branding, Jeff Bussgang on entrepreneurship, and Nien-hê Hsieh on ethics and artificial intelligence.

    Catch up on Season 1 of The Parlor Room:
    Mike Wheeler on the Jazz of Negotiation: https://hbs.me/2p8zna3m
    Jill Avery on Building a Winning Brand Portfolio: https://hbs.me/yckzfsur
    Jeff Bussgang on the Rise of AI & Raising Venture Capital: https://hbs.me/2p8p9fcu
    Nien-hê Hsieh on Ethical AI, Decision-Making, and Investing: https://hbs.me/36sw4frv

    Watch The Parlor Room on YouTube: https://hbs.me/4j99nbwc

    • 19 min
    Linda Hill on Leading Change and the Paradoxes of Management

    Linda Hill on Leading Change and the Paradoxes of Management

    Great leadership requires being both a value creator and a game changer. In this episode of The Parlor Room, host Chris Linnane sits down with HBS Professor Linda Hill to explore what that means through the lens of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine development. They also discuss the paradoxes of management and the three roles leaders must play to innovate and meet customers' needs in the digital age.

    GUEST
    Linda Hill, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration

    RESOURCES
    Credential of Leadership, Impact, and Management in Business (CLIMB) program, HBS Online's most comprehensive offering featuring Hill's Leading in the Digital World course (https://hbs.me/2x4kp65m)

    Professor Hill's books:
    Being the Boss (https://hbs.me/ycktypkh)
    Collective Genius (https://hbs.me/2989cv5u)

    Related HBS Online blog posts:
    CORe vs. CLIMB: Which HBS Online Credential Program Is Right for You? (https://hbs.me/yb9js7eu)
    6 Characteristics of an Effective Leader (https://hbs.me/585xeb4s)
    What Is Dynamic Teaming & Why Is It Important? (https://hbs.me/2s443drk)
    10 Tips to Help You Boost Team Performance (https://hbs.me/mry36fft)
    How Leadership Training Can Help You Transform Your Organization (https://hbs.me/485mu5kj)

    Watch this episode on YouTube: https://hbs.me/2p92bdbv

    • 25 min
    Forest Reinhardt on Climate Change and the Tragedy of the Commons

    Forest Reinhardt on Climate Change and the Tragedy of the Commons

    How can businesses navigate the complexities of climate change? Host Chris Linnane and Harvard Business School Professor Forest Reinhardt delve into that question in this episode. They discuss the tragedy of the commons, explore the challenges of creating and selling a carbon-neutral beer, and answer listener questions about what responsibilities companies have to transition to sustainable practices.

    GUEST
    Forest Reinhardt, John D. Black Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Promotions and Tenure

    RESOURCES
    Professor Reinhardt's HBS Online courses:
    Business and Climate Change (https://hbs.me/yckrkzbk)
    Global Business (https://hbs.me/2p8pvjfx)

    Related HBS Online blog posts and videos:
    Blog Posts
    7 Ways Climate Change Affects Global Businesses (https://hbs.me/3vb8rvtt)
    Tragedy of the Commons: What It Is and 5 Examples (https://hbs.me/j7t3ds9x)
    4 Effects of Globalization on the Environment (https://hbs.me/3tozZNu)
    What Is Globalization in Business? (https://hbs.me/2TmxmyS)
    Which HBS Online Business in Society Course Is Right for You? (https://hbs.me/mrnkjes9)
    Videos
    What Is the Tragedy of the Commons? (https://hbs.me/2s3ub78k)
    What Is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? (https://hbs.me/5n872a9x)

    Watch this episode on YouTube: https://hbs.me/26frwwu7

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Jill C ,

Informative and entertaining

Very nice! I really like this podcast. It’s great to hear something coming out of the business school that isn’t dry. Informative but entertaining as well. I look forward to the coming episodes!

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