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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

Updated 3 days ago

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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
8 mins
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Rank #2: 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
14 mins
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Rank #3: Comeback Kids: How the Boston Red Sox went from last place to World Series

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Last year at this time the Boston Red Sox had already packed up their lockers and headed home after finishing last in their American League East division. This year, they're in the World Series. We talk to Red Sox COO Sam Kennedy about how the Sox turned their team around in a year. Then HBS Professor Stephen Greyser weighs in on the risks and rewards of leveraging the Red Sox brand to expand beyond baseball.
Feb 12 2015
15 mins
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Rank #4: 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
11 mins
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Rank #5: Saving the Earth is Good Business

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World Wildlife Fund President and CEO Carter Roberts talks about why businesses need the planet just as much as the planet needs businesses.
Feb 12 2015
11 mins
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Rank #6: 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
9 mins
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Rank #7: 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
7 mins
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Rank #8: 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
20 mins
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Rank #9: Year Up: Why Investing in Young Adults Makes Sense

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Gerald Chertavian is founder and CEO of Year Up, a one-year professional skill development program for low income young adults. He talks with Brian about why four years of full-time higher education just won't work for a majority of Americans.
Feb 12 2015
11 mins
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Rank #10: 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
15 mins
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Rank #11: 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
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Rank #12: 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
18 mins
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Rank #13: 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
12 mins
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Rank #14: 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
21 mins
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Rank #15: 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
15 mins
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