After Hours

After Hours

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From Harvard Business Review
Uber Prepares to Go Public, and China’s Social Credit System
Nov 14 • 29 min
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix discuss how much Uber is worth as it prepares to go public, before debating China’s controversial Social Credit system. They also share their After Hours picks for the week.
Can Netflix Keep Winning? And Why People Are Fleeing Latin America
Nov 7 • 31 min
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix debate whether Netflix’s success is sustainable, before trying to wrap their heads around the unthinkably high murder rate in Latin America. They also share their After Hours picks for the week.
How Bad is Airline Service, Really? And Other Customer Service Complaints
Oct 31 • 29 min
Youngme and Mihir welcome their colleague Ryan Buell to discuss whether airlines deserve their reputation for terrible customer service. They also share other customer service pet peeves, as well as their personal “Customer Experience Picks.”
Is Retail Dying? Plus, How Are Companies Spending their Tax Cuts?
Oct 24 • 31 min
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix discuss whether the “retailpocalypse” is real, try to figure out how companies are spending their Trump tax cuts, debate whether share buybacks are a good thing or a bad thing, and offer their picks for the week.
Debating Minimum Wage, and Reflections on a Year of #MeToo
Oct 17 • 36 min
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix are back with Season 2 of After Hours! In this episode, they debate whether the federal minimum wage should be raised, offer their personal reflections on a year of the #MeToo movement, and share their picks for the week.
New Media and Predictive Policing
Jul 2 • 30 min
In this episode, Felix and Mihir explore the prospects for media outlets like Vice and Buzzfeed, discuss their thoughts on predictive policing, and offer their After Hours picks for the week.
Trade and Soccer
Jun 27 • 30 min
In this episode, Mihir and Felix discuss trade, soccer, offer their After Hours picks.
Food, food, and more food!
Jun 15 • 29 min
In this light-hearted episode taped a couple of weeks ago, Youngme, Mihir and Felix discuss the #eatclean movement, their most/least favorite food trends, and offer their After Hours picks for the week.
The #MeToo Movement and Its Impact on Business (Live)
Jun 4 • 41 min
In this LIVE! episode taped in front of an audience of Harvard Business School alumni, Mihir and Youngme discuss the #MeToo Movement and its impact on business.
Is the Job of the Presidency Too Big? Plus, Vaping Among Teens
May 30 • 29 min
In this episode, Youngme, Felix and Mihir debate whether the job of the presidency is too big even for the most competent of executives; discuss whether the vaping trend among teenagers should have us worried; and offer their After Hours picks for the…
Brainstorming Gun Control Ideas, and the Affordable Housing Dilemma
May 24 • 31 min
In this episode, Youngme, Mihir and Felix brainstorm out-of-the-box ideas for gun control; discuss whether cities like Boston should be trying to attract companies like Amazon despite the affordable housing crunch created; and offer their After Hours…
A Conversation with Teens
May 19 • 25 min
In this special episode, Youngme asks three teenagers (including her own son) a set of 10 random questions that address everything from how they think about social media, to bullying in high schools, to how optimistic they are about the future.
Antitrust and Big Tech, and Is Corporate Lobbying A Good or Bad Thing?
May 17 • 31 min
In this episode, Youngme, Mihir and Felix discuss antitrust and whether we should be concerned about the size of the big tech companies; debate the propriety of corporate lobbying; and offer their After Hours Picks for the week.
Why Management Practice Matters
May 9 • 28 min
In this episode, Mihir sits down with HBS economist Rafaella Sadun, who has dug deep into why and how management practices matter with award-winning large-sample empirical work. Rafaella discusses the problems and promise of family ownership, why…
The Rise of Voice Assistants like Amazon Echo, and How to Punish Wells Fargo
May 2 • 29 min
In this episode, Youngme, Felix, and Mihir discuss why voice assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home are all the rage; debate how to punish Wells Fargo for criminal wrongdoing; and offer their After Hours picks for the week.
The Future of Newspapers, and Debating Big Tech
Apr 26 • 38 min
In this episode, Youngme, Felix, and Mihir discuss whether there’s a market for a Netflix for News; debate the future of newspapers like The New York Times; argue about which Big Tech company (Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook) is most and least…
Why They Do It: White Collar Criminals
Apr 24 • 30 min
Youngme Moon interviews Eugene Soltes, who talks about “Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White Collar Criminal.” Among other things, Eugene discusses his unique relationship with Bernie Madoff, the motivations behind white collar crime, how firms…
The Gender Wage Gap, and Debating the Benefits of Retail Medicine
Apr 19 • 29 min
In this episode, Youngme, Felix, and Mihir debate what it would take to close the gender wage gap; discuss whether retailers like Walmart and CVS entering the medical care space is good or bad for consumers; and share their After Hours picks for the week.
Zuckerberg Faces Congress, and the Plight of the Post Office
Apr 13 • 27 min
In this episode, Youngme, Felix, and Mihir give their quick takes on Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance before Congress; discuss the plight of the U.S. Post Office; and share their picks for the week.
Trump’s Trade War, and the Fate of Tesla
Apr 7 • 35 min
In this episode, Youngme, Felix, and Mihir vent about trade deficits and potential tariffs against China; they also debate the future of Tesla. Plus, their After Hours picks for the week.
Fixing the Culture at Uber
Apr 2 • 31 min
In this episode, Youngme talks to Professor Frances Frei, who was hired by Uber last year to help rebuild a broken culture. Frances describes how toxic the culture at Uber actually was and how she dealt with difficult work scenarios. She also talks about…
How Money Can Buy Happiness
Mar 21 • 32 min
In this episode, Youngme talks to her friend and colleague, Professor Mike Norton, about how to spend money to create happiness. Mike’s tips include spending money on experiences rather than on “stuff,” “buying time,” and investing in others. Youngme adds…
Debating Universal Basic Income, plus Google and the Right to be Forgotten
Mar 14 • 29 min
In this episode, Youngme, Mihir, and Felix debate the idea of a Universal Basic Income; discuss Google and the Right to be Forgotten; and offer their After Hours picks for the week.
Making Sense of Online Reviews, Our Best/Worst Service Experiences, plus Debating the Future of Spotify
Mar 11 • 34 min
In this episode, Youngme, Mihir, and Felix try to make sense of online reviews, dish about their best/worst service experiences, and offer their thoughts on Spotify. Plus, their After Hours recommendations for the week.
The #NeverAgain movement, Facebook and the Russian Influence Campaign, Should Pornography Be Banned, and Oscar Picks
Mar 3 • 51 min
In this pilot episode, Youngme, Mihir, and Felix discuss the NRA and whether the #NeverAgain movement has a chance; disagree about Facebook and the Russian influence campaign; and debate the idea of banning pornography. Plus, they offer their After Hours…
Introducing After Hours
Mar 1 • 1 min
Listen in as Harvard Business School faculty discuss hot topics at the intersection of business and society. (Trailer)