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Harvard Business IdeaCast Video Podcast

Harvard Business IdeaCast Video Podcast

The HBR IdeaCast is a free video program featuring breakthrough management ideas and commentary from the authors and editors of Harvard Business School Publishing.

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Podcast Website:
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Creating a Customer-Centric Business

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Thu, Jan 28, 2010

Ranjay Gulati, Harvard Business School professor and author of “Reorganize for Resilience: Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business,” on how to deliver what customers really want.

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Understanding Your Strategic Purpose

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Tue, Jan 12, 2010

Nikos Mourkogiannis, author of “Purpose: The Starting Point of Great Companies,” explains his strategic framework.

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Take Complexity Out of Your Company

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Tue, Dec 22, 2009

Ron Ashkenas, author of “Simply Effective,” explains why a simpler, more productive workplace starts with you.

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Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Wed, Dec 09, 2009

Michael Mauboussin, author of “Think Twice,” explains how to make better decisions.

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Post-Crisis Reform and Fair Value Accounting

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Tue, Nov 17, 2009

Bob Pozen of Harvard Business School discusses the controversial accounting rules and where we should go from here.

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How SuperCorps Are Changing the Workforce and the World

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Tue, Nov 03, 2009

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor, explains how large corporations are doing good to do well.

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Navigating Major Career Transitions

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Tue, Oct 20, 2009

Michael D. Watkins discusses how to handle your next move.

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Keeping Top Talent Engaged in Tight Times

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Tue, Oct 06, 2009

Sylvia Ann Hewlett of the Center for Work-Life Policy discusses how to keep engagement up when business is down.

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How to Cut Costs–Strategically

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Tue, Sep 22, 2009

Cesare Mainardi, managing director of Booz & Company, details how executives should cut costs–but often don’t.

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Finance: What Managers Need to Know

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Tue, Sep 08, 2009

Joe Knight, coauthor of the Financial Intelligence series, gives you a crash course in reading the numbers.

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Green Recovery: Emerge from the Downturn on Top

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Tue, Aug 25, 2009

Andrew Winston, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, explains how to get lean, get smart, and emerge from the downturn on top.

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What Motivates Gen Y and Boomer Talent

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Tue, Aug 04, 2009

Sylvia Ann Hewlett of the Center for Work-Life Policy on why Gen Y and Boomer employees prefer non-financial incentives.

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Build a Strategy for Sustainability

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Tue, Jul 21, 2009

Adam Werbach, Global CEO of Saatchi and Saatchi S and former Sierra Club president, is the author of “Strategy for Sustainability.”

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The Descent of Finance

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Tue, Jul 07, 2009

Niall Ferguson, Harvard professor, discusses the history — and future — of finance with Harvard Business Review editor-in-chief Adi Ignatius.

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Innovating on a Shoestring

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Jun 01, 2009

Scott Anthony, president of Innosight, explains how to innovate when time and money are tight.

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Be Strategic With Your Workforce

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, May 04, 2009

Dick Beatty, professor of Human Resource Management at Rutgers University, explains how to identify your most important positions — and get your best people into them.

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Use Failure to Grow Your Business

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Tue, Apr 21, 2009

An interview with Rita McGrath, Professor, Columbia Business School. How can companies plan and pursue an aggressive growth agenda with confidence? By framing their strategic growth opportunities, testing assumptions, and creating a culture that acts on evidence and learning.

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Creating an Innovation Mindset

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Apr 06, 2009

An interview with Vijay Govindarajan, Professor, Tuck. To create an innovation mindset, managers must bring in fresh voices from outside their company, encourage collaboration, and consider how emerging markets’ needs can spur ideas for innovative offerings.

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Consumer Psychology in a Recession

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Mar 23, 2009

An interview with John Quelch, Professor, Harvard Business School. In a tough economy, companies can succeed if they understand their customers’ evolving consumption patterns and fine-tune their marketing strategies accordingly.

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Innovating at Every Level

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Mar 09, 2009

An interview with Erich Joachimsthaler, CEO, Vivaldi Partners. To innovate, companies need to circulate insights about consumers throughout the organization and think of ways to revolutionize consumers’ everyday lives.

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The Shortcomings of the Stimulus Plan

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Feb 23, 2009

Featuring Paul Krugman, Professor, Columnist, and Nobel Prize Winner. Get his take on the Obama stimulus plan and who might be to blame for the economic crisis — and learn what a “Krugman Plan” would look like.

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Leadership Brand

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Feb 09, 2009

An interview with Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood, Cofounders, The RBL Group. Companies build a leadership brand by developing leaders who enable employees to deliver the results expected by customers.

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Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Fri, Jan 23, 2009

An interview with Stewart Friedman, Professor, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Traditional thinking pits work and the rest of our lives against each other. But taking smart steps to integrate work, home, community, and self will make you a more fulfilled person.

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Creating a Culture of Innovation

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Jan 12, 2009

An interview with David Kester, Chief Executive, Design Council. To foster a culture of innovation, managers must look outward to identify consumers’ problems and spark ideas for solving those problems. They must also ease employees’ fear of change.

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Keys to Working with Alpha Personalities

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Dec 29, 2008

An interview with Gill Corkindale, Executive Coach. Alpha personalities present unique challenges for those who work with them. You need a different set of strategies for getting along with an alpha boss than for managing an alpha employee.

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The Importance of Learning in Organizations

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Dec 15, 2008

An interview with David Garvin and Amy Edmondson, Professors, Harvard Business School. Learning organizations generate and act on new knowledge. The ability to do this enables companies to stay ahead of change and the competition.

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The New Science of Human Capital

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Dec 01, 2008

An interview with John Boudreau, Professor, University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. The key to staying competitive? Invest in your strategic pivot points — roles where improved performance would make the biggest difference to executing your strategy.

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Thinking Inside the Box

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Nov 17, 2008

An interview with Kevin Coyne, Founder, Kevin Coyne Partners. Asking people to “think outside the box” creates chaotic brainstorming. Here are five questions that can stimulate more focused thinking about possible new products and services.

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Developing the CEO Within You

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Nov 03, 2008

An interview with Joseph L. Bower, Professor, Harvard Business School. To become an effective CEO, work for companies committed to leadership development, and take responsibility for your own development on the job.

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How to Spot Disruptive Innovation Opportunities

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Oct 20, 2008

An interview with Scott Anthony, President, Innosight. Disruptive innovation occurs when an innovator brings something to market that is simple, convenient, accessible, and affordable. Here are some tips to help you pinpoint disruptive opportunities within your organization.

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Innovating by Making the World a Better Place

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Oct 06, 2008

An interview with Maggie Brenneke, Director, Skoll Social Enterprise Program, SustainAbility. When businesses consider their social and environmental bottom lines, they identify new opportunities to innovate. Some of those opportunities can be surprising!

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Grow Your Stars–Don’t Buy Them

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Sep 22, 2008

An interview with Boris Groysberg, Professor, Harvard Business School. Many star performers hired from outside don’t perform as expected at their new company. So, develop stars within your company; for example, through strong training and mentoring programs.

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The Importance of Urgency

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Sun, Sep 07, 2008

An interview with John Kotter, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School. Without a true sense of urgency, any change effort is doomed. Watch John Kotter discuss the need for urgency and how managers create and sustain it in their organizations.

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What Is Personal Leadership Brand?

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Aug 25, 2008

An interview with Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood, Founders, The RBL Group. To start building your personal leadership brand, ask how you want to be known by the people you need to serve.

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Social Intelligence and Leadership

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Aug 11, 2008

An interview with Daniel Goleman, Psychologist. See how you can use emotional and social intelligence to improve your own and your organization’s performance.

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The Dangers of Nepotism

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Sun, Jul 27, 2008

An interview with Gill Corkindale, Executive Coach. While nepotism is accepted in some countries, it poses dangers. These include damaged morale when employees hired by family underperform on the job or receive special treatment.

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Managing B Players

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Sun, Jul 13, 2008

An interview with Tom DeLong, Professor, Harvard Business School. Executives can get more value from their workforce if they recognize and motivate their B players. These solid, steady performers form the bulk of a workforce — and bring crucial forms of value to companies.

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Understanding Your Customers’ Minds

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Sun, Jun 29, 2008

An interview with Gerald Zaltman, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School. Learn how to create more effective marketing campaigns based on your customers’ unconscious thoughts and feelings.

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Innovation at Procter & Gamble

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Jun 23, 2008

An interview with A.G. Lafley. Chairman and CEO, Procter & Gamble. Innovation is at the core of P&G’s business strategy. See how P&G makes innovation an everyday practice in their organization.

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Key Traits of Social Entrepreneurs

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Sun, Jun 15, 2008

An interview with John Elkington, Founder and Chief Entrepreneur, SustainAbility. Social entrepreneurs are generating impressive results — and capturing the imaginations of businesspeople and public policy makers.

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Ask the Coach

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Jun 09, 2008

An interview with Marshall Goldsmith, Ask the Coach blogger for HarvardBusiness.org. Advice for managers who want to learn how to influence up and become leaders in the future.

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Where Will We Find Tomorrow’s Leaders?

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, Jun 02, 2008

An interview with Linda A. Hill, Professor, Harvard Business School. We won’t find new global leaders by looking in conventional places for people who act in conventional take-charge ways. Instead, look for people who can lead from behind to promote the collective genius of their teams.

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Why Zappos Pays New Employees to Quit–And You Should Too

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Mon, May 26, 2008

An interview with Bill Taylor, Game Changer blogger for HarvardBusiness.org. Zappos knows that they can’t deliver great customer service unless their employees are committed to the values of the company. So what do they do? They pay employees to quit!

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Innovate Like Google

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard BusineAuthor: ss Publishing
Mon, May 19, 2008

An interview with Tom Davenport, Professor of Information Technology & Management, Babson College. While some elements of Google’s success as innovator would be very hard to emulate, others can be profitably adopted by almost any business.

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How to Be a Social Media Change Agent

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Wed, May 07, 2008

An interview with Josh Bernoff, Vice President & Principle Analyst, Forrester Research. Most companies aren’t taking advantage of social media applications as a way to connect with customers. But you can. Here’s how.

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Managing Generation Y

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Wed, May 07, 2008

An interview with Tammy Erickson, President, The Concours Institute. Managers can learn a lot from Gen Yers’ extensive use of communication technology and desire to share their ideas.

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The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy

video@harvardbusiness.org (Harvard Business Publishing)Author: Harvard Business Publishing
Wed, May 07, 2008

An interview with Michael E. Porter, Professor, Harvard University. Porter’s five competitive forces is the basis for much of modern business strategy. Understand the framework and how to put it into practice.

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