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29 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
Remote Management in the Covid Era (w/ Sharon Parker)
Sharon Parker is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, a Professor of Organizational Behavior at Curtin University, Director of the Centre for Transformative Work Design, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield. We discuss remote work in the covid era.
40 minutes | Aug 8, 2020
Creating Human Centered Organizations (w/ Michele Zanini)
Michele Zanini is the co-founder of the Management Lab. Together with Gary Hamel, Zanini helps forward-thinking organizations become more resilient, innovative and engaging places to work. Zanini was previously an Associate Partner at McKinsey and Company. Zanini’s work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Zanini holds degrees from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He is the co-author of the upcoming book Humanocracy.
69 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Should Washington and Lee Remove Lee from its Name? (w/ Lucas Morel, Jim Casey & Brandon Hasbrouck)
The faculty at Washington and Lee University recently voted to remove Lee from the name of the institution. Ultimately, this monumental decision rests with the board of trustees. In this episode, I speak with faculty members that represent three distinct perspectives on this issue: keep the name as is, remove Lee from the name, remove both Washington and Lee.
57 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Samsung Rising (w/ Geoffrey Cain)
Geoffrey Cain is an award-winning foreign correspondent, author, commentator, anthropologist and scholar of East and Central Asia. His first book, SAMSUNG RISING, from a decade of his coverage of the world’s largest technology conglomerate, was published in March 2020 and is the topic of our conversation. A former correspondent at The Economist, Cain is a regular commentator in The Wall Street Journal, Time, and The New Republic, and a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, BBC and Bloomberg. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
58 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
Stock Market and Finance in the Coronavirus Era (w/ Grant Williams)
Grant Williams is a preeminent thinker on finance, markets and the economic implications of coronavirus. Over the past 30 years he has held senior positions at a number of investment banks and brokers across the globe. Grant is a senior advisor to Matterhorn Asset Management AG in Switzerland, a portfolio and strategy advisor to Vulpes Investment Management in Singapore and also one of the founders of Real Vision Television — an online, on-demand finance channel showcasing the brightest minds in finance. He is the founder of Things That Make You Go Hmmm..., which has grown to become one of the most popular and widely-read financial publications in the world.
36 minutes | May 28, 2020
Readying millennials for the C-suite (w/ Nate Bennett)
Nate Bennett, Ph.D., is a professor of management and the faculty director of Georgia State University’s executive MBA program. He has published in many widely read resources for managers including the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek.com and Forbes.com. He is co-author of two books, Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO and Your Career Game: How Game Theory Can Help You Achieve Your Professional Goals. We discuss his recent article “Readying millennials for the C-suite.”
33 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
How Digital Winners Set Direction, Learn, and Adapt (w/ Arun Arora)
Arun Arora is a partner at McKinsey with over 25 years of experience managing operations for US-based and multinational companies. He has extensive expertise in all environments, including digital, retail, and omnichannel. Arun specializes in helping clients transform their business and overall customer experience by harnessing the power of technology. We discuss his new book “Fast Times: How Digital Winners Set Direction, Learn, and Adapt.”
36 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
Managing Algorithms (w/ Jennifer Logg)
Jennifer Logg is an Assistant Professor of Management at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. Prior to joining Georgetown, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard University. Logg’s research examines how people expect algorithmic and human judgment to differ. In this podcast, we discuss a wide range of issues surrounding algorithms and decision making.
43 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
Disunited Nations (w/ Peter Zeihan)
Peter Zeihan is an expert in geopolitics: the study of how place impacts financial, economic, cultural, political and military developments. He presents customized executive briefings to a wide array of audiences which include, but are not limited to, financial professionals, Fortune 500 firms, energy investors, and a mix of industrial, power, agricultural and consulting associations and corporations. Mr. Zeihan has been featured in, and cited by, numerous newspapers and broadcasts including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, AP, Bloomberg, CNN, ABC, The New York Times, Fox News and MarketWatch.
30 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
Emotional Agility (w/ Susan David)
Susan David is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. We discuss her new #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Emotional Agility. Susan’s TED Talk on the topic went viral with over 1 million views in its first week of release. She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and guest on national radio and television. Susan was named on the Thinkers50 global list of the top management thinkers.
41 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
Opportunity and Risk in Venture Capital (w/ Josh Wolfe)
Josh Wolfe is the co-founder and managing partner of Lux Capital, a venture capital fund with $2.5 billion under management that invests in emerging science and technology ventures at the outermost edges of what is possible. Josh is a columnist with Forbes and Editor for the Forbes/Wolfe Emerging Tech Report. He has been invited to The White House and Capitol Hill to advise on nanotechnology and emerging technologies, and a lecturer at MIT, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Columbia and NYU. He is a term member at The Council on Foreign Relations.
30 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
The Unintended Consequences of Diversity Initiatives (w/ Lisa Leslie)
Lisa Leslie is an Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Leslie's research focuses on strategies for facilitating social justice and strong performance in diverse organizations. She also conducts research in the related areas of cross-cultural organizational behavior and conflict management.
45 minutes | Dec 20, 2019
Confronting Gender Inequality (w/ Robin Ely)
Robin Ely a Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. She conducts research on race and gender relations in organizations with a focus on leadership, identity, and organizational culture change. Examples of her past research include studies of men and masculinity on offshore oil platforms; the impact of racial diversity on retail bank performance; and how organizational narratives about gender, work, and family limit both men’s and women’s ability to thrive personally and professionally. Her work is published in many of the top management journals.
38 minutes | Dec 6, 2019
It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work (w/ Jason Fried)
Jason Fried is the co-founder and CEO of Basecamp, a software development company. Jason is the author of many books, including his recent “It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work.” The Economist wrote, “Their book is funny, well-written and iconoclastic and by far the best thing on management published this year.” And I second that opinion.
21 minutes | Nov 23, 2019
Big Tech and Data Privacy (w/ Leslie John)
Leslie K. John is a Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Leslie is a behavioral scientist who studies how people make decisions, and the wisdom or error of those decisions. In her primary line of research, Leslie studies privacy decision-making, identifying what drives people to share or withhold personal information, as well as their reactions to firms’ and employers’ use of their personal data. She joins me on the podcast to discuss current issues with data privacy.
119 minutes | Oct 18, 2019
Serving a life sentence (w/ Travis May and Keramet Reiter)
Part I- Travis May committed 5 armed robberies at the age of 16. Travis tells his remarkable, inspiring story. Part II- Keramet Reiter is an associate professor of criminology, law and society at the UC Irvine School of Social Ecology. Keramet studies prisons, prisoners’ rights, and the impact of prison and punishment policy on individuals, communities, and legal systems. Jeff and Karamet discuss Travis' story and related criminal justice issues.
42 minutes | Sep 28, 2019
Making Venture Capital More Effective (w/ Blair Garrou)
Blair Garrou is a co-founder and Managing Director at Mercury Fund, an early stage venture capital fund with over $275 million under management. Blair focuses on investments in enterprise SaaS and cloud computing startups. In addition, Blair teaches courses on venture capital at Rice University and was named to the Houston Business Journal’s inaugural “40 under 40.”
37 minutes | Sep 28, 2019
On Cybersecurity (w/ Jack Huffard)
Jack Huffard is the President and CEO of Tenable Network Security, a $2 billion cyber security corporation. Jack co-founded Tenable in 2002. Before Tenable, Jack was the Director of Corporate Development for Enterasys Networks. In 2013, he received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for defense and security.
43 minutes | Aug 30, 2019
Aggregating the News (w/ Mark Coddington)
Mark Coddington is an assistant professor of journalism and mass communication at Washington and Lee University. He is the author of the recent book, Aggregating the News. Mark earned his Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a contributor to the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. His research has been published in journals including Mass Communication and Society, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism Studies, and the International Journal of Communication.
42 minutes | Aug 23, 2019
On Speaking Up (w/Megan Reitz)
Megan Reitz is listed on the Thinkers50 Radar of global management thinkers and on the 2018 HR Most Influential list of Thinkers. Reitz is the author of the new book, Speak Up, as well as Dialogue in Organizations and Mind Time and a professor of leadership and dialogue, Hult Ashridge Executive Education. She is an international speaker, coach and consultant and her work focuses on the intersection of leadership, change, dialogue and mindfulness.
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