Episodes
Youngme, Mihir, Felix, Rebecca, and Rawi share the stories they will be watching this summer, before doing a mega-round of recommendations for things to read, watch, listen, and do.
Published 06/30/21
Do we pay too much attention to Russia, a relatively small economy without important U.S. trade relations? And is this YOLO moment a good thing?
Published 06/23/21
What is the meaning of Naomi Osaka’s exit from the French Open? Does the G7’s bid for a global minimum tax make sense? Rawi and Mihir discuss.
Published 06/16/21
Youngme and Felix invite their friend and bestselling author, Harvard Business School professor Mike Norton, to discuss the old habits and new rituals we have formed over the past year, during the pandemic.
Published 06/09/21
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix share their shopping habits and the retail trends they’re keeping an eye on.
Published 06/02/21
Youngme and Felix invite their friend and celebrated author, consultant, and Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei, to discuss the challenges of bringing true diversity and inclusion into the workplace.
Published 05/26/21
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix debate whether it makes sense to raise the capital gains tax. They also discuss how companies can create better and more creative competitive strategies – the topic of Felix’s new book, “Better Simpler Strategy.”
Published 05/19/21
Is Danone an example of failed stakeholder capitalism? Why did Zynga acquire Chartboost? Rebecca, Rawi, and Felix discuss earnings and the recent performance of companies they follow.
Published 05/12/21
Rebecca, Rawi, and Felix discuss how U.S. climate change policy will influence global efforts to slow climate change. And they debate why the idea for a European soccer Super League failed in spectacular fashion.
Published 05/05/21
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix invite their friend and negotiations expert, Harvard Business School professor Deepak Malhotra, to discuss the art of negotiation, as well as his new science fiction novel, The Peacemaker’s Code.
Published 04/28/21
Rebecca, Mihir, and Felix discuss how the newsletter platform Substack could change news consumption and competition for talented writers. Plus, they examine why the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union failed to unionize an Amazon warehouse in Alabama.
Published 04/21/21
Rawi, Rebecca, and Mihir discuss how and why CEOs are speaking out on politics and what China’s digital renminbi means for economics and politics.
Published 04/14/21
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix discuss the future of food delivery, ghost kitchens, virtual restaurant brands, and more.
Published 04/07/21
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix discuss the wellness trends they love, hate, and aren’t quite sure about – from the fitness wars to touchless spas and more. Plus, they share their personal wellness habits and hacks.
Published 03/31/21
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix discuss the hype surrounding NFTs (non-fungible tokens). They also dig into recent music industry trends and what they mean for the future of Spotify and other streaming players.
Published 03/24/21
Rebecca, Rawi, and Mihir discuss the impacts of the Covid-19 recession on women and what Oprah’s recent interview with Harry and Meghan might tell us about the future of the monarchy.
Published 03/17/21
Rebecca, Mihir, Rawi, and Felix debate whether or not businesses should require workers to get vaccinated before they return to work. They also discuss why the energy market in Texas failed during a recent winter storm.
Published 03/10/21
Felix, Rawi, and Mihir discuss the new U.S. stimulus package and the departure of the UK from the European Union.
Published 03/03/21
Youngme, Mihir, Felix, and Rawi discuss whether companies should allow employees to work from home permanently. They also debate whether it’s possible for small players to compete against the giant internet platforms.
Published 02/24/21
Youngme, Mihir, and Felix discuss companies they’re keeping an eye on, including fintech lender Affirm, outdoor clothing brand Patagonia, social media app Clubhouse, and one that may surprise you.
Published 02/17/21
What are Jeff Bezos’s most significant accomplishments at Amazon? What’s troubling about the business that he built? Rebecca, Rawi, and Felix look back at Jeff Bezos’s career. They also debate the wisdom of raising the U.S. minimum wage to $15.
Published 02/10/21
Youngme, Mihir, and Rawi discuss Tesla as the competition gets heated in the electric vehicle market. They also discuss how to make sense of the bitcoin craze.
Published 02/03/21
Youngme, Mihir, and Rawi share their thoughts on how a group of individual investors went head-to-head with Wall Street hedge funds, pushing up GameStop’s stock price and raising questions for the entire financial industry.
Published 01/29/21
Is Google so successful because it excels at building incredibly smart products? Or is it dominant in many markets because it stifles innovation and abuses its market power, as several antitrust lawsuits allege? Rebecca, Mihir, and Felix discuss the merits of recent antitrust actions against the search giant. They also debate the promise of smart cities.
Published 01/27/21
Were corporations right to stop political giving in a targeted way after the violence at the U.S. Capitol, and what is going on with SPACs? Felix, Rebecca, and Mihir discuss the role corporations should play in politics and debate the merits of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) as an alternative to the broken IPO process.
Published 01/20/21