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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!

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The Business

Latest release on Feb 19, 2015

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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!

Rank #1: Not Your Basic Business Books

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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.

Feb 12 2015

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Rank #2: Success Spreads like Wildfire

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Victoria Ransom (MBA 2008) never expected to start a company. She talks to Brian about her journey from a small New Zealand farming community to co-founder and CEO of social media marketing company Wildfire, acquired last summer by Google for $350 million.

Feb 12 2015

11mins

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Rank #3: Happy Money, The Science Of Smarter Spending

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This week Brian talks to Michael I. Norton, co-author of the book Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending, about why Mike says changing how we spend our money makes us happier.

Feb 12 2015

14mins

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Rank #4: Authentic Leadership and the Defense of Marriage Act

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HBS Professor of Management Practice Bill George discusses the US Supreme Court decision to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, also known as DOMA, and the role of business and business leaders in social change.

Feb 12 2015

9mins

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Rank #5: Currency: Gautam Mukunda on Syria and Presidential Leadership in Times of Crisis

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As the world waits for an end to the crisis in Syria, President Obama is facing arguably the most challenging foreign policy situation of his presidency. HBS Professor of Business Administration Gautam Mukunda, author of Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter, comments today for The Business on leading in times of crisis. What are the constraints in this situation, and how will Obama decide what to do?

Feb 12 2015

7mins

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Rank #6: The Serial Entrepreneur: From E-Readers to Nuclear Fission

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: Russ Wilcox (MBA 1995) has helped revolutionize the publishing and nuclear energy industry as the co-founder of E Ink and Transatomic Power. He is also an entrepreneur in residence at Harvard Business School, working on his next big idea and helping MBAs pursue their startup dreams. He talks with The Business host Brian Kenny about entrepreneurship, changing the world, and his motto "make meaning, then make money."

Feb 11 2015

20mins

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Rank #7: The Men Behind the Mayors: How Business Can Impact Government

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HBS Alumni Dan Koh (MBA 2011) and Senior Lecturer Mitch Weiss (MBA 2004) both served as Chief of Staff to the Mayors of Boston. Under the guidance of former Mayor Tom Menino and Mayor Marty Walsh, they learned to lead in the public sector for the greater good, but their path to get there wasn’t always a smooth one.

Feb 12 2015

15mins

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Rank #8: Collective Genius

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If you want to know what “collective genius” can look like, watch a Pixar film. Pixar Animation Studios produce the first computer generated (cg) feature film, “Toy Story,” nearly twenty years ago. More blockbusters followed, including “Finding Nemo,” and “Monsters, Inc.” Pixar has thrived because it has never stopped innovating.

Our guest on this edition of “The Business” is Harvard Business School Professor Linda Hill, one of the authors of the new book “Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation.” She says every one of these cg films has been an innovative tour de force, yet no solitary genius, no flash of inspiration, produced those movies.” Instead, she writes, they were the product of hundreds of people, years of work, and hundreds of millions of dollars.

Feb 12 2015

11mins

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Rank #9: The Revival of a Salesman: The Importance of Sales and Strategy to Business

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Professor Frank Cespedes sits down to talk to Brian Kenny about his new book “Aligning Strategy and Sales: The Choices, Systems, and Behaviors that Drive Effective Selling” and why sales and strategy are so important to business.

Feb 12 2015

18mins

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Rank #10: Investing for Real and Permanent Good

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Carnegie Corporation co-Chief Investment Officers Kim Lew (MBA 1992) and Meredith Jenkins (MBA 1999) talk about investment with a mission, what it’s like to share a leadership role, and offer advice for women in the HBS class of 2014.

Feb 12 2015

12mins

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Rank #11: Can China Lead?

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A little over 100 years ago, the Chinese empire fell. 2000 years of imperial tradition ended, virtually overnight. After a century of searching for its political and moral core, China is once again poised to become the dominant global power. HBS Professors Bill Kirby, Warren McFarlan and Regina Abrami recently wrote Can China Lead? : Reaching the Limits of Power and Growth. Professor Kirby joins The Business to talk about China's major challenges and whether it will ever fulfill its potential. And then he breaks into song.

Feb 12 2015

21mins

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Rank #12: Inside Bloomberg, Inc. with Chairman Peter Grauer

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When former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg left Bloomberg, Inc. to take office, he handed the reins to Peter Grauer. Grauer talks with The Business about leadership, the anatomy of the company, maintaining its momentum, and how he met the billionaire who changed his life.

Feb 12 2015

15mins

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Rank #13: Privacy and Productivity

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Harvard Business School Professor Ethan Bernstein talks about how, by planting researchers on factory lines in China, he found that giving employees more privacy can increase their productivity – a phenomenon he calls the Transparency Paradox.

Feb 12 2015

11mins

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Rank #14: The Fourth Revolution: the Global Race to Reinvent the State

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Adrian Wooldridge, management editor and Schumpeter columnist at The Economist magazine, on his new book, The Fourth Revolution: the Global Race to Reinvent the State, written with John Micklethwait. They argue that global financial problems and technological innovation are forcing states to change the way they operate.

Feb 12 2015

8mins

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Rank #15: When Girl Meets Oil

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Christine Bader, author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil talks about what corporate social responsibility really means to big business.

Feb 12 2015

14mins

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Health Care is Every Company’s Business

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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.

Feb 19 2015

15mins

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

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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.

Feb 12 2015

15mins

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

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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.

Feb 12 2015

15mins

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Philanthropy 2.0: Investing with a Purpose

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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.

Feb 12 2015

18mins

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The Men Behind the Mayors: How Business Can Impact Government

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HBS Alumni Dan Koh (MBA 2011) and Senior Lecturer Mitch Weiss (MBA 2004) both served as Chief of Staff to the Mayors of Boston. Under the guidance of former Mayor Tom Menino and Mayor Marty Walsh, they learned to lead in the public sector for the greater good, but their path to get there wasn’t always a smooth one.

Feb 12 2015

15mins

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Ernest Shackleton: The Entrepreneur of Survival

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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.

Feb 12 2015

28mins

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Not Your Basic Business Books

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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.

Feb 12 2015

8mins

Play

Collective Genius

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If you want to know what “collective genius” can look like, watch a Pixar film. Pixar Animation Studios produce the first computer generated (cg) feature film, “Toy Story,” nearly twenty years ago. More blockbusters followed, including “Finding Nemo,” and “Monsters, Inc.” Pixar has thrived because it has never stopped innovating.

Our guest on this edition of “The Business” is Harvard Business School Professor Linda Hill, one of the authors of the new book “Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation.” She says every one of these cg films has been an innovative tour de force, yet no solitary genius, no flash of inspiration, produced those movies.” Instead, she writes, they were the product of hundreds of people, years of work, and hundreds of millions of dollars.

Feb 12 2015

11mins

Play

The Revival of a Salesman: The Importance of Sales and Strategy to Business

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Professor Frank Cespedes sits down to talk to Brian Kenny about his new book “Aligning Strategy and Sales: The Choices, Systems, and Behaviors that Drive Effective Selling” and why sales and strategy are so important to business.

Feb 12 2015

18mins

Play

Investing for Real and Permanent Good

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Carnegie Corporation co-Chief Investment Officers Kim Lew (MBA 1992) and Meredith Jenkins (MBA 1999) talk about investment with a mission, what it’s like to share a leadership role, and offer advice for women in the HBS class of 2014.

Feb 12 2015

12mins

Play

The Fourth Revolution: the Global Race to Reinvent the State

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Adrian Wooldridge, management editor and Schumpeter columnist at The Economist magazine, on his new book, The Fourth Revolution: the Global Race to Reinvent the State, written with John Micklethwait. They argue that global financial problems and technological innovation are forcing states to change the way they operate.

Feb 12 2015

8mins

Play

Privacy and Productivity

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Harvard Business School Professor Ethan Bernstein talks about how, by planting researchers on factory lines in China, he found that giving employees more privacy can increase their productivity – a phenomenon he calls the Transparency Paradox.

Feb 12 2015

11mins

Play

Can China Lead?

Podcast cover
Read more
A little over 100 years ago, the Chinese empire fell. 2000 years of imperial tradition ended, virtually overnight. After a century of searching for its political and moral core, China is once again poised to become the dominant global power. HBS Professors Bill Kirby, Warren McFarlan and Regina Abrami recently wrote Can China Lead? : Reaching the Limits of Power and Growth. Professor Kirby joins The Business to talk about China's major challenges and whether it will ever fulfill its potential. And then he breaks into song.

Feb 12 2015

21mins

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Inside Bloomberg, Inc. with Chairman Peter Grauer

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When former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg left Bloomberg, Inc. to take office, he handed the reins to Peter Grauer. Grauer talks with The Business about leadership, the anatomy of the company, maintaining its momentum, and how he met the billionaire who changed his life.

Feb 12 2015

15mins

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When Girl Meets Oil

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Christine Bader, author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil talks about what corporate social responsibility really means to big business.

Feb 12 2015

14mins

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3 Ways to Innovate in a Stagnant Environment

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HBS Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter on innovation, advanced leadership, and how to make change in an inflexible organization. She also tells Brian why she has no use for the ‘r-word’: Retirement.

Feb 12 2015

13mins

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Carrying the (Olympic) Torch for Women's Sports

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HBS student and four-time Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero just got back from the Russian town of Sochi, where she carried the Olympic torch on opening day. A former defenseman for the US women’s ice hockey team, Ruggiero is now a member of the International Olympic Committee and president of the Women’s Sports Foundation. We talked to her about Title IX, the transformative power of athletics, and the future of women’s sports.

Feb 12 2015

9mins

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The Real Rick's Cafe – Building a Business in Casablanca

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You may remember Rick’s Café Americain as the gin joint in the movie Casablanca. For years Rick’s existed only on film. When Kathy Kriger, an American entrepreneur living in Casablanca, decided to bring Rick’s Café to life, she had no idea how hard it would be. In this episode Kriger tells The Business how corruption and lack of connections almost cost her her life-savings, and Harvard Business School professor Karthik Ramanna shares his advice on maintaining integrity in corrupt environments.

Music: Casablanca (Main Title), Knock on Wood (feat. Dooley Wilson), As Time Goes By (feat. Dooley Wilson), Casablanca (Medley), Ilsa Demands the Letters, Airport Finale - all from the Casablanca (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Feb 12 2015

15mins

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Stayin’ Alive: Technology and the End of Institutions

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What happens to institutions when technology gives people the power to do everything on their own? Today it is easier than ever for individuals to start businesses, engage in politics, share information and ideas, and disrupt the status quo. Harvard Kennedy School faculty member and author of The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath, talks about why institutions are struggling to keep up, and what they have to do to stay alive.

Feb 12 2015

14mins

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The World is Anything but Flat

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Harvard Business School Professor John Quelch, author of All Business: Why Place Matters More Than Ever in a Global, Virtual World talks about the increasing importance of place in global marketing.

Feb 12 2015

11mins

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