Knowledge@wharton

Synopsis

Audio interviews with industry leaders and senior faculty with exclusive insights on current topics brought to you by Knowledge@Wharton and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Episodes

  • Rebranding the NFL: How the League Shifted Its Message on Racial Justice

    Rebranding the NFL: How the League Shifted Its Message on Racial Justice

    11/09/2020 Duration: 08min

    In a stark turnabout, the NFL is now embracing the same goals of social justice and racial equality that cost quarterback Colin Kaepernick his football career. Experts explain the change and why other brands should follow suit.

  • What Will the World Look Like in 2030?

    What Will the World Look Like in 2030?

    08/09/2020 Duration: 11min

    Big economic, technological and demographic changes are coming, and the pandemic is accelerating many of them, Wharton’s Mauro Guillen says in his new book.

  • Getting the Job Done: How Immigrants Expand the U.S. Economy

    Getting the Job Done: How Immigrants Expand the U.S. Economy

    08/09/2020 Duration: 10min

    Immigrant workers put pressure on the U.S. labor supply, but foreign-born entrepreneurs also create jobs that increase labor demand, according to new research co-authored by Wharton's Daniel Kim.

  • Why Is the Stock Market So Strong When the Economy Is Weak?

    Why Is the Stock Market So Strong When the Economy Is Weak?

    31/08/2020 Duration: 12min

    High-performing stocks don’t reflect the economic woes stemming from the pandemic, and the Fed has played a role in keeping prices high, explains Wharton’s Itay Goldstein.

  • Coping with non-COVID Patients: An Operations Management Model

    Coping with non-COVID Patients: An Operations Management Model

    25/08/2020 Duration: 09min

    Wharton’s Hummy Song and a group of health care experts created a four-point strategy for hospitals straining under the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Can Tesla Maintain Its Momentum?

    Can Tesla Maintain Its Momentum?

    24/08/2020 Duration: 10min

    If the company can scale its output and fend off competition from established automakers, the answer is yes, according to Wharton’s Rahul Kapoor.

  • Advancing Economic Justice: How the Ford Foundation Is Investing in Diversity

    Advancing Economic Justice: How the Ford Foundation Is Investing in Diversity

    24/08/2020 Duration: 33min

    Roy Swan of the Ford Foundation talks to Wharton’s Katherine Klein about how his organization is using its endowment to help reduce racial disparities in investing.

  • How Social Media Is Shaping Political Campaigns

    How Social Media Is Shaping Political Campaigns

    17/08/2020 Duration: 11min

    Political newcomers can leverage social media to raise money and gain recognition, which could help them compete against incumbents, according to new research co-authored by Wharton’s Pinar Yildirim.

  • Why Inclusion Starts in the C-suite

    Why Inclusion Starts in the C-suite

    17/08/2020 Duration: 41min

    As part of the Leading Diversity at Work series, Wharton’s Stephanie Creary talks with global diversity expert Gwen Houston about why senior executives must lead inclusion efforts.

  • The High Cost of Returns: Should Retailers Rethink Their Policies?

    The High Cost of Returns: Should Retailers Rethink Their Policies?

    10/08/2020 Duration: 21min

    Easy returns are great for shoppers, but they are becoming a bigger financial liability for stores. New research co-authored by Wharton’s Thomas S. Robertson explains why it’s time for retailers to rethink their liberal return policies.

  • Too Much of a Good Thing? The Perils of Overconfidence

    Too Much of a Good Thing? The Perils of Overconfidence

    10/08/2020 Duration: 07min

    Wharton’s Katherine Milkman talks with Don Moore from the University of California, Berkeley, about his new book 'Perfectly Confident' and what happens when our confidence level doesn’t match up with reality.

  • Investing in ‘Rockstars’: How One Fund Is Building Businesses with Women of Color

    Investing in ‘Rockstars’: How One Fund Is Building Businesses with Women of Color

    28/07/2020 Duration: 24min

    Wharton’s Katherine Klein speaks with Gayle Jennings-O’Byrne and Pialy Aditya, who are using their early-stage investment fund to boost tech startups owned by women of color.

  • Leading Diversity: Why Listening and Learning Come Before Strategy

    Leading Diversity: Why Listening and Learning Come Before Strategy

    28/07/2020 Duration: 44min

    As part of a new series called “Leading Diversity at Work,” Wharton’s Stephanie Creary and global diversity expert Rohini Anand discuss what it takes to create an inclusive culture.

  • Forget the Myths: How Entrepreneurs Can Succeed in Real Life

    Forget the Myths: How Entrepreneurs Can Succeed in Real Life

    20/07/2020 Duration: 12min

    Wharton’s Ethan Mollick talks about his new book 'The Unicorn’s Shadow' and the myths that hold entrepreneurs back.

  • What Poker Can Teach Us about Making the World a Better Place

    What Poker Can Teach Us about Making the World a Better Place

    02/07/2020 Duration: 22min

    Wharton’s Katherine Milkman talks with psychologist Maria Konnikova about her new book, ‘The Biggest Bluff,’ and how we can make decisions in an environment in which we have very little control.

  • Why Nurturing Talent Will Help Companies Survive the Pandemic

    Why Nurturing Talent Will Help Companies Survive the Pandemic

    29/06/2020 Duration: 29min

    Great leaders develop talent on a continuous basis, according to Tuck School of Business professor Sydney Finkelstein. In a conversation with Wharton’s Peter Cappelli, he explains why that’s more important than ever.

  • Do Long Waiting Times for Voting Put Democracy on the Line?

    Do Long Waiting Times for Voting Put Democracy on the Line?

    26/06/2020 Duration: 10min

    Research by Wharton’s Gerard Cachon explores how the principles of operations management can help explain voter behavior and strengthen democracy.

  • Navigating a Crisis: Why Company Culture Is Key

    Navigating a Crisis: Why Company Culture Is Key

    23/06/2020 Duration: 27min

    Amway CEO Milind Pant discusses the importance of “leading from the heart” and the lessons he’s learned during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • How COVID-19 Is Changing the Way Global Firms Communicate

    How COVID-19 Is Changing the Way Global Firms Communicate

    16/06/2020 Duration: 26min

    Lori Ryerkerk, chairman, president and CEO at Celanese, recently spoke with Wharton's Peter Cappelli about how the pandemic is reshaping her company’s culture and her own leadership style.

  • Crashing U.S. Auto Sales: Can the Industry Recover?

    Crashing U.S. Auto Sales: Can the Industry Recover?

    15/06/2020 Duration: 11min

    Vehicle sales in the United States have fallen to levels not seen since the Great Recession a decade ago. As the economy begins to open up again, the industry’s recovery will depend on a number of factors, according to Wharton’s John Paul MacDuffie.

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