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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.

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Average Ratings
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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

86 Ratings
Average Ratings
62
12
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 Jan 17, 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: China’s Electric Vehicle Market: A Storm of Competition Is Coming

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China is the world’s biggest market for electric vehicles -- and conditions are ripe for a shakeout, experts say.

May 09 2019

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Rank #2: Accidental Leaders: How Eight U.S. Vice Presidents Changed History

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A new book tells the stories of eight American vice presidents who ascended to the highest office by accident and how their leadership influenced history.

Jun 20 2019

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Rank #3: Preventing the Next Housing Crisis

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Overly loose mortgage standards are not exactly making a comeback, but some loans today are close to regulatory guardrails. New Wharton research offers a tool that can help regulators know when things may be going too far.

Apr 26 2019

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Rank #4: 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

22mins

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Rank #5: Follow the (Dirty) Money

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A new book from investigative journalist Oliver Bullough paints a bleak picture of rampant corruption, showing how the world’s rich and powerful conspire to stay that way.

Jul 24 2019

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Rank #6: The Opioid Crisis: Policy Solutions That Could Make an Impact

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Relaxing some laws, changing the kinds of treatments for which payers reimburse and lifting the stigma around opioid addiction would go a long way in addressing the epidemic, experts say.

Oct 04 2019

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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: How to Reduce the Ballooning U.S. Debt — With Bipartisan Support

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Reducing the $22 trillion U.S. debt is critical to the nation's future, but politics have been a hindrance. Brookings' William Gale has a plan that might be able to get bipartisan support.

Jun 04 2019

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Rank #9: Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel: Prepare for a Slowdown, Not a Recession

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While many investors are concerned that the next recession is on the horizon, Wharton's Jeremy Siegel says a slowdown is more likely in the short term.

Aug 20 2019

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Rank #10: What Are the Long-term Costs of the China-U.S. Trade War?

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An escalating trade war with China will lead to dire results for the U.S., according to long-term analysis by the Penn Wharton Budget Model. Consumers and businesses alike will feel the impact, experts say.

Aug 06 2019

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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: Dysfunctional Justice: What’s Wrong with the U.S. Legal System

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Litigator-turned-venture capitalist Bruce Cannon Gibney is sharply critical of the American legal system and explains in his new book why the concept of “justice for all” falls far short.

Jul 12 2019

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Rank #13: How Organizational Culture Shapes Digital Transformation

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Navigating the balance between culture and technology is one of the toughest challenges of digital transformation, according to Nik Puri, senior vice president of global IT at FedEx, and Dan Alig, CIO at Wharton computing and information technology.

Aug 09 2019

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Rank #14: 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 #15: Sin and Soda: Can We Tax Our Way to Healthier Behavior?

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New Wharton research analyzes the results of a tax on sugary beverages to determine the optimal rate.

May 24 2019

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Rank #16: Trade War Casualty: Why the Days of Cheap Chinese Goods Are Over

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Hundreds of businesses are calling on President Trump to cancel his threat to increase tariffs on Chinese goods. Regardless of the outcome, an ongoing trade war will result in permanent adjustments of supply chains and prices, experts say.

Jun 24 2019

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Rank #17: Using Public-private Partnerships to Tackle Extreme Poverty

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Early experiences in Asia and Africa show that finding a voice for development issues in corporate strategies is a precursor to raising money, say experts.

May 31 2019

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Rank #18: When and How Entrepreneurs Pivot

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Wharton’s Jacqueline Kirtley studied seven early-stage firms in the energy and cleantech sector to learn how strategic changes actually play out in the startup world.

Jun 11 2019

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Rank #19: Growth Leaders vs. Laggards: What Makes the Difference?

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Companies that are growth drivers are able to attract, nurture and retain so-called innovation talent, which they support through a work-systems model, say Wharton’s George Day and Gregory Shea.

Aug 28 2019

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Rank #20: Responding to Natural Disasters: Is There a Better Way?

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What can governments and non-governmental organizations do to better prepare for, and aid countries in the recovery from, devastating storms? The heads of two NGOs weigh in.

Sep 13 2019

28mins

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Can Universal Basic Income Work?

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Are guaranteed payments to every citizen a solution to the widening wealth gap or a detriment to the long-term health of the economy? A pilot program in Stockton, California, is aiming to find some answers.

Jan 17 2020

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What’s Ahead for the U.S. Housing Market in 2020?

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Low interest rates and rising demand from millennials should bolster the market in the year ahead, even while housing supply continues to run short, say experts.

Jan 17 2020

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How Superstition Triggers Stock Price Volatility

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Superstition-driven investment behavior is often responsible for the high volatility in stock prices, according to new Wharton research.

Jan 14 2020

17mins

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The Downside of QE: What Central Banks Should Do Differently

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The Fed and other central bankers need to revisit quantitative easing strategies to achieve a broad-based impact and incentivize business investments, according to new Wharton research.

Jan 14 2020

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Hard Negotiations: Why a Softer Approach Yields Better Outcomes

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Using strong-arm negotiation tactics may get you a good deal, but doing so could also harm your long-term working relationship with the other party, leaving you worse off, according to Wharton research.

Jan 13 2020

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How the Digital Era Is Nudging Universities to Adopt a B2B Model

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The traditional education ecosystem needs a mindset change to prepare for the new imperative of lifelong learning, says Infosys President Ravi Kumar.

Jan 13 2020

36mins

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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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India’s Economy: When Will the Elephant Dance?

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India’s economic engine is sputtering. The Modi government needs to focus single-mindedly on getting the economy back on track, says Duvvuri Subbarao, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

Jan 03 2020

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Why Self-awareness Is the Key to More Effective Team Discussions

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New Wharton research shows that when people are trying to solve problems, the most effective team discussions happen when participants know what they know – and what they don’t.

Jan 02 2020

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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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When It Comes to Advice, It’s Better to Give Than Receive

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New research by Wharton’s Behavior Change for Good Initiative shows that while offering advice benefits the receiver, it also boosts the giver’s self-confidence.

Dec 17 2019

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What’s the Link Between Mortgage Refinancing and Recessions?

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Looking back 30 years, research co-authored by Wharton’s Nikolai Roussanov finds a cyclical pattern of refinancing prior to recessionary periods.

Dec 17 2019

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Sustaining Sustainability: How Small Actions Make a Big Difference

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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability need to be strategic in order to benefit firms and society, says C. B. Bhattacharya, author of 'Small Actions, Big Difference.'

Dec 13 2019

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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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Is Free Shipping Sustainable for Retailers?

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Free shipping is great for shoppers, but it’s becoming an increasingly significant cost for online sellers. Wharton’s Barbara Kahn and Ron Berman discuss the free-shipping conundrum faced by retailers large and small.

Dec 10 2019

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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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Can Uber Overcome Its Regulatory Obstacles?

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Uber’s latest skirmish with London regulators, which cost the company its license to operate in one of its most lucrative markets, is the result of a flawed culture, Wharton experts say.

Dec 03 2019

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Mismatch: Why Workers Don’t Stay After an Acquisition

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New research from Wharton's Daniel Kim shows that employees of acquired companies are more likely to leave the merged firm than regular hires with similar resumes.

Dec 02 2019

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Who Is Responsible for Biased and Intrusive Algorithms?

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Machine learning algorithms don’t have a moral character. We need to know how to specify what we want, say Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth, co-authors of 'The Ethical Algorithm.'

Dec 02 2019

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How We Can Put Civility Back into Civic Engagement

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A new publication from Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy offers a framework for strengthening democracy in an effort to reverse some troubling trends.

Nov 26 2019

19mins

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iTunes Ratings

86 Ratings
Average Ratings
62
12
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.