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Audio interviews with industry leaders and senior faculty with exclusive insights on current topics brought to you by Knowledge@Wharton and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Audio interviews with industry leaders and senior faculty with exclusive insights on current topics brought to you by Knowledge@Wharton and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

iTunes Ratings

92 Ratings
Average Ratings
67
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Really enjoyed the China / Tariff discussion

By Derivatives Trader - May 16 2019
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Really enjoyed the China / Tariff discussion

Most underrated podcast

By Feldman821 - Mar 23 2018
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Tons of interesting topics. I learn tons and not always just business and finance stuff.

iTunes Ratings

92 Ratings
Average Ratings
67
13
3
6
3

Really enjoyed the China / Tariff discussion

By Derivatives Trader - May 16 2019
Read more
Really enjoyed the China / Tariff discussion

Most underrated podcast

By Feldman821 - Mar 23 2018
Read more
Tons of interesting topics. I learn tons and not always just business and finance stuff.
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Knowledge@Wharton

Latest release on Aug 10, 2020

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Audio interviews with industry leaders and senior faculty with exclusive insights on current topics brought to you by Knowledge@Wharton and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Rank #1: Fashion Fail: Where Did Forever 21 Go Wrong?

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Three big mistakes led to Forever 21’s bankruptcy filing and could imperil the fast-fashion chain’s future, experts say.

Oct 10 2019

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Rank #2: What Investors Need to Watch for in 2020

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Reduced central bank liquidity injections, higher asset prices and increased volatility are some of the risks investors face in the year ahead, according to Allianz’s Mohamed El-Erian and Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel.

Jan 07 2020

47mins

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Rank #3: Why Most Leadership Skills Are Learned

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Former Aetna CEO Ron Williams draws on his years of management experience to offer leadership advice in his new book.

Sep 11 2019

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Rank #4: Why Good People Still Can’t Get Jobs

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If employers are grumbling that they can’t find qualified applicants for vacancies, they only have themselves to blame, says Wharton management professor Peter Cappelli.

Oct 04 2019

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Rank #5: Why Kindness Is the Key to Improved Well-being

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Can kindness, love and a strong sense of community actually make you healthier and happier? Research says yes, according to author Kelli Harding.

Sep 26 2019

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Rank #6: Why Omni-channel Personalization Is the Future of Marketing

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Rajesh Jain, founder of Netcore Solutions, says companies must focus on finding and keeping their best customers.

Feb 18 2020

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Rank #7: How Blockchain Will Redefine Supply Chain Management

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Blockchain can transform supply chain management by automating relationships and building trust, notes BCG’s Stefan Gstettner. But it’s not always the best technology for boosting supply chain efficiency.

Jul 30 2019

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Rank #8: Are Negative Interest Rates on the Way in the U.S.?

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The U.S. could be headed for negative interest rate territory. Experts from Wharton and Michigan State University discuss the implications for the U.S. economy.

Sep 17 2019

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Rank #9: Why a California Law Could Impact the Future of the Gig Economy

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Experts say a new law expected to go into effect in California could transform a number of industries that reduce costs by relying on independent contractors.

Sep 20 2019

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Rank #10: Can Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Plan Work?

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The plan would improve health and longevity in the U.S., but its impact on GDP would depend on how it’s financed, according to a new analysis from the Penn Wharton Budget Model.

Feb 04 2020

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Rank #11: Rough Ride: Looking Inside the Tumultuous Rise of Uber

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In a new book, New York Times reporter Mike Isaac chronicles the meteoric rise of Uber and the ultimate downfall of its hard-charging founder, Travis Kalanick.

Oct 02 2019

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Rank #12: What’s Really Behind China’s Falling GDP

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China’s second-quarter economic growth hit a 27-year low. But it’s not because of the trade war, say experts from Wharton and Stanford.

Jul 19 2019

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Rank #13: Working from Home: Navigating the Pandemic’s New Normal

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The COVID-19 crisis has forced millions of employees to work from home. Wharton’s Nancy Rothbard offers suggestions for how workers and employers can adjust to the new reality.

May 04 2020

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Rank #14: What’s the Next Chapter for Barnes & Noble?

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A hedge fund wants to buy the bookstore chain for $683 million, including debt. Will the deal work? Experts from Wharton and elsewhere share their insights.

Jun 18 2019

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Rank #15: Stock Shock: What Lies Ahead for Global Markets?

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As the double whammy of the coronavirus crisis and an oil price war roils global markets, what should investors do? Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel and Moody’s Mark Zandi offer their insights.

Mar 10 2020

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Rank #16: What Will You Need to Retire with Safety and Security?

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Wade Pfau, author of 'Safety-First Retirement Planning,' suggests focusing on four Ls -- lifestyle, longevity, legacy and liquidity.

Dec 10 2019

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Rank #17: Equal Health Care for All: A Philosopher’s Answer to a Political Question

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An ethically sound health care system requires limits on the private sector, says Wharton's Robert Hughes.

Dec 04 2019

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Rank #18: Is Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax Proposal Too Optimistic?

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U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s plan to tax the ultra-rich could raise much less revenue than projected while also depressing GDP and wages, according to a Penn Wharton Budget Model study.

Dec 17 2019

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The High Cost of Returns: Should Retailers Rethink Their Policies?

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Easy returns are great for shoppers, but they are becoming a bigger financial liability for stores. New research co-authored by Wharton’s Thomas S. Robertson explains why it’s time for retailers to rethink their liberal return policies.

Aug 10 2020

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Too Much of a Good Thing? The Perils of Overconfidence

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Wharton’s Katherine Milkman talks with Don Moore from the University of California, Berkeley, about his new book 'Perfectly Confident' and what happens when our confidence level doesn’t match up with reality.

Aug 10 2020

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Investing in ‘Rockstars’: How One Fund Is Building Businesses with Women of Color

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Wharton’s Katherine Klein speaks with Gayle Jennings-O’Byrne and Pialy Aditya, who are using their early-stage investment fund to boost tech startups owned by women of color.

Jul 28 2020

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Leading Diversity: Why Listening and Learning Come Before Strategy

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As part of a new series called “Leading Diversity at Work,” Wharton’s Stephanie Creary and global diversity expert Rohini Anand discuss what it takes to create an inclusive culture.

Jul 28 2020

44mins

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Forget the Myths: How Entrepreneurs Can Succeed in Real Life

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Wharton’s Ethan Mollick talks about his new book 'The Unicorn’s Shadow' and the myths that hold entrepreneurs back.

Jul 20 2020

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What Poker Can Teach Us about Making the World a Better Place

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Wharton’s Katherine Milkman talks with psychologist Maria Konnikova about her new book, ‘The Biggest Bluff,’ and how we can make decisions in an environment in which we have very little control.

Jul 02 2020

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Why Nurturing Talent Will Help Companies Survive the Pandemic

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Great leaders develop talent on a continuous basis, according to Tuck School of Business professor Sydney Finkelstein. In a conversation with Wharton’s Peter Cappelli, he explains why that’s more important than ever.

Jun 29 2020

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Do Long Waiting Times for Voting Put Democracy on the Line?

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Research by Wharton’s Gerard Cachon explores how the principles of operations management can help explain voter behavior and strengthen democracy.

Jun 26 2020

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Navigating a Crisis: Why Company Culture Is Key

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Amway CEO Milind Pant discusses the importance of “leading from the heart” and the lessons he’s learned during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jun 23 2020

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How COVID-19 Is Changing the Way Global Firms Communicate

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Lori Ryerkerk, chairman, president and CEO at Celanese, recently spoke with Wharton's Peter Cappelli about how the pandemic is reshaping her company’s culture and her own leadership style.

Jun 16 2020

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Crashing U.S. Auto Sales: Can the Industry Recover?

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Vehicle sales in the United States have fallen to levels not seen since the Great Recession a decade ago. As the economy begins to open up again, the industry’s recovery will depend on a number of factors, according to Wharton’s John Paul MacDuffie.

Jun 15 2020

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Why ‘Growing the Pie’ Can Help Firms Deliver Purpose and Profit

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Growth in investors’ fortunes does not necessarily have to be at the expense of other stakeholders, according to a new book by London Business School professor Alex Edmans.

Jun 09 2020

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How the Pandemic Can Lead to a More Sustainable Future

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers have a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to lead the way towards a low-carbon future, says Lord Greg Barker, executive chairman of En+ Group and former member of U.K. Parliament.

Jun 08 2020

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How an ‘Employees First’ Pandemic Response Pays Off

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When the coronavirus pandemic began, PriceSmart CEO Sherry Bahrambeygui reset the company’s culture and found more productive ways to get things done. In a recent conversation with Wharton’s Mike Useem, she shared what she has learned.

Jun 01 2020

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Pulling Through the Pandemic: Advice for Entrepreneurs

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Wharton’s Karl Ulrich offers guidance for entrepreneurs trying to make it to the other side of the coronavirus pandemic.

May 26 2020

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Why Consumers Are Willing to Share Personal Information on Smartphones

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New Wharton research explores why consumers are more willing to share personal information when communicating on a smartphone compared with a computer.

May 26 2020

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Will the Pandemic Cause Food Shortages?

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What’s behind the continually bare shelves at grocery stores in some U.S. cities? Wharton experts explain how the crisis has caused supply chain disruptions.

May 19 2020

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Pandemic Playbook: What Health Care Leaders Can Learn from Management Research

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Wharton’s Lawton R. Burns and Ingrid Nembhard have co-authored a five-point strategy guide for health care leaders during these uncertain times.

May 12 2020

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Help Where It’s Needed: How Grass Roots Organizations Are Making a Difference

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In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, volunteer organizations like Off Their Plate are making an impact on several fronts.

May 08 2020

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Working from Home: Navigating the Pandemic’s New Normal

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The COVID-19 crisis has forced millions of employees to work from home. Wharton’s Nancy Rothbard offers suggestions for how workers and employers can adjust to the new reality.

May 04 2020

15mins

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iTunes Ratings

92 Ratings
Average Ratings
67
13
3
6
3

Really enjoyed the China / Tariff discussion

By Derivatives Trader - May 16 2019
Read more
Really enjoyed the China / Tariff discussion

Most underrated podcast

By Feldman821 - Mar 23 2018
Read more
Tons of interesting topics. I learn tons and not always just business and finance stuff.