Category: HBR IdeaCast

From Harvard Business Review

702: How Companies Like Google, and Alibaba Respond to Fast-Moving Markets

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO Dave Ulrich, professor at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, argues today’s companies need to replace old hierarchical models with he calls a “market-oriented ecosystem.” From research at Alibaba, Google, Huawei, Supercell, and others, he shows the impressive results of orienting […]

698: The Inherent Failures of Long-term Contracts — and How to Fix Them

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO Oliver Hart, Nobel-winning Harvard economist, and Kate Vitasek, faculty at the University of Tennessee, argue that many business contracts are imperfect, no matter how bulletproof you try to make them. Especially in complicated relationships such as outsourcing, one side ends up feeling like […]

697: How African-Americans Advance at Work — And What Organizations Can Do To Help

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO Laura Morgan Roberts, professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, says that organizations are still falling short on promoting racial diversity, particularly in their most senior ranks. While many large companies have “inclusion” initiatives, most leaders still shy away from […]