After Hours

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153 episodes
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37 min.
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Harvard Business School professors discuss and debate current events that sit at the crossroads of business and culture. Youngme Moon, Mihir Desai, and Felix Oberholzer-Gee engage in a spirited discussion on a range of topics torn from the headlines — from Facebook, to free trade, to the #MeToo movement. Informed by their unique expertise as professors at one of the world’s leading business schools, their takes are always surprising, unconventional, and insightful.

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Are we witnessing a sharp decrease in income inequality? And: Why is Mihir watching inventory levels?
In this episode, Felix and Mihir discuss stories they will follow this summer. These include the fate of neobanks, credit conditions in the United States, a major advance in AI, as well as changes in income inequality. Plus, Mihir makes a major prediction how founders will spend their time now that the stock market has imploded. Our predictions: and
How to fix commuting and the legacy of Sheryl Sandberg
Felix, Mihir and Sarah discuss how to fix commuting and the legacy of Sheryl Sandberg. 
Index investing and the future of airline mergers
In the latest episode, Felix and Mihir discuss the potential dark side of the rise of index investing and who should end up owning Spirit Airlines, JetBlue or Frontier.
A Super-Sized Edition
In this super-sized episode, Felix and Mihir are rejoined by their friend Youngme to discuss everything from Magical Thinking to Elon Musk.  Recommendations: Slow Horses (Apple) Old Enough (Netflix)
Time to Panic?
Felix and Mihir discuss the turmoil in financial markets and how best to respond as an investor or a corporate executive. Is it time to panic? What is the longer-term outlook for the economy? Will the Federal Reserve be able to tame inflation without causing a recession? They also discuss the fate of Upstart, an AI-supported lending platform. The former Wall Street darling lost much of its value, seemingly overnight. Can Upstart recover? Are we really better off with more consumer credit?
Managing the Chip Shortage and the Future of Ride Sharing
In this episode, Felix, Mihir and Charlotte discuss what countries and companies should do about the chip shortage and discuss the future of Uber, Lyft and Doordash.
Ring the Bell?
In this episode, Sarah, Felix and Mihir discuss startups that piqued their interest. Bet there are some names you have not heard of? Who will go public first? Who is doomed to fail? Also: Mihir’s CRY for help.
Is the four-day work week ever going to happen?
Should you bet on a four-day work week? Felix, Mihir, and Sarah discuss the sports betting industry and the future of the work week.
Is this the end of globalization?
Felix, Mihir and Stephanie Mehta debate if we are witnessing the end of an era, the slow but steady demise of globalization. We also discuss the future of Zoom. With its stock sharply down and growth slowing, will the star of the COVID period have to sell itself to survive?
The Vibe Economy and Amazon Moves into Space
Felix, Mihir and guest host Stephanie Mehta discuss the recent spate of companies going public without profits and what Amazon’s moves into space mean for their competitors and consumers.
Unionization Makes a Comeback! Really?
Felix, Mihir and The Economist’s Charlotte Howard discuss the return of Howard Schultz to Starbucks. Can he win over a restive workforce and suppress recent unionization efforts at the company? We also debate the recent uptick in drug use at work. Is this the return of the Mad Men?
Will the SEC and Disclosure Solve the Climate Crisis and Further Divide the China and the US?
In this episode, Felix and Mihir are joined by Charlotte Howard of the Economist and discuss the impact of new disclosure rules for geopolitical relations between China and the U.S. and the future of climate.  Are these changes fundamental to the future of climate and the world, window dressing, or a manifestation of deeper problems?

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4.8 out of 5
1128 reviews
acajoeBabyO 2022/05/13
Takis Fuego!
5 stars for recommending takis, best shout out in the last 3 years as listener! Keep up the good work
BTO205 2022/05/04
Where is YoungMe?
I love the show and the substitutes are fine but I miss YMM.
Jill C 2022/03/17
Glad to see that the podcast has resumed. Love the show, just wish that the episodes were longer! Interesting conversations, very likable hosts with a...
texasfan11 2022/04/28
Bring back Youngme!
Loved this podcast when Youngme was a host. Without her, the show seems to lack knowledge on products that the other hosts should know but don’t. She ...
ypt2022 2022/02/26
Fantastic 3
Thank you for sharing your wisdom and profound insights not only on business, but also on everything, including your recommendations! I love how you i...
This Ken 2022/03/09
Pretend business professors
What kind of a business professor would have a fantasy about taking control of a business and then shrinking or eliminating it. Any business that woul...
Jonathan JM 2022/02/12
What happened?
Do you guys know what happened to the podcast? Was it cancelled? ?
Deanster1394! 2022/02/02
New Favorite Podcast!
I found out about this podcast just a week ago and I’ve binged the majority of 2021s episodes. I love the banter between the three hosts and how they ...
anniesy 2021/12/24
Love this podcast!
This is one of only a few podcasts that I listen to every week and I look forward to each new episode. The conversations Youngme, Mihir and Felix have...
KaiserBeck 2021/12/04
The smartest 30 min of my week
A brilliant show made by brilliant people. I love the chemistry between the hosts as much as I appreciate their insights into the topics they discuss....


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