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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Why ‘Growing the Pie’ Can Help Firms Deliver Purpose and Profit

    Why ‘Growing the Pie’ Can Help Firms Deliver Purpose and Profit

    09/06/2020 Duration: 28min

    Growth in investors’ fortunes does not necessarily have to be at the expense of other stakeholders, according to a new book by London Business School professor Alex Edmans.

  • How the Pandemic Can Lead to a More Sustainable Future

    How the Pandemic Can Lead to a More Sustainable Future

    08/06/2020 Duration: 29min

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers have a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to lead the way towards a low-carbon future, says Lord Greg Barker, executive chairman of En+ Group and former member of U.K. Parliament.

  • How an ‘Employees First’ Pandemic Response Pays Off

    How an ‘Employees First’ Pandemic Response Pays Off

    01/06/2020 Duration: 29min

    When the coronavirus pandemic began, PriceSmart CEO Sherry Bahrambeygui reset the company’s culture and found more productive ways to get things done. In a recent conversation with Wharton’s Mike Useem, she shared what she has learned.

  • Pulling Through the Pandemic: Advice for Entrepreneurs

    Pulling Through the Pandemic: Advice for Entrepreneurs

    26/05/2020 Duration: 14min

    Wharton’s Karl Ulrich offers guidance for entrepreneurs trying to make it to the other side of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Why Consumers Are Willing to Share Personal Information on Smartphones

    Why Consumers Are Willing to Share Personal Information on Smartphones

    26/05/2020 Duration: 10min

    New Wharton research explores why consumers are more willing to share personal information when communicating on a smartphone compared with a computer.

  • Will the Pandemic Cause Food Shortages?

    Will the Pandemic Cause Food Shortages?

    19/05/2020 Duration: 12min

    What’s behind the continually bare shelves at grocery stores in some U.S. cities? Wharton experts explain how the crisis has caused supply chain disruptions.

  • Pandemic Playbook: What Health Care Leaders Can Learn from Management Research

    Pandemic Playbook: What Health Care Leaders Can Learn from Management Research

    12/05/2020 Duration: 15min

    Wharton’s Lawton R. Burns and Ingrid Nembhard have co-authored a five-point strategy guide for health care leaders during these uncertain times.

  • Help Where It’s Needed: How Grass Roots Organizations Are Making a Difference

    Help Where It’s Needed: How Grass Roots Organizations Are Making a Difference

    08/05/2020 Duration: 22min

    In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, volunteer organizations like Off Their Plate are making an impact on several fronts.

  • Working from Home: Navigating the Pandemic’s New Normal

    Working from Home: Navigating the Pandemic’s New Normal

    04/05/2020 Duration: 15min

    The COVID-19 crisis has forced millions of employees to work from home. Wharton’s Nancy Rothbard offers suggestions for how workers and employers can adjust to the new reality.

  • Earth Day 2020: COVID-19 Reminds Us Why Science Matters

    Earth Day 2020: COVID-19 Reminds Us Why Science Matters

    23/04/2020 Duration: 10min

    Fifty years ago yesterday, the first Earth Day was inspired by a scientist. The pandemic teaches us to seek refuge in science again, writes Eric W. Orts.

  • When Cash Is Tight, Should You Borrow from Retirement Savings?

    When Cash Is Tight, Should You Borrow from Retirement Savings?

    14/04/2020 Duration: 18min

    Explore all options before tapping your retirement account -- even in the midst of an economic downturn like the one we are facing, Wharton experts advise.

  • What Contributes Most to Consumer Financial Distress?

    What Contributes Most to Consumer Financial Distress?

    10/04/2020 Duration: 13min

    New research coauthored by Wharton’s Benjamin Keys looks at the roles geographic location and individual characteristics play in the financial struggles of consumers.

  • When Will the Jobs Return?

    When Will the Jobs Return?

    07/04/2020 Duration: 11min

    Industries such as leisure and hospitality might bounce back sooner than others, but lower demand suggests more layoffs could be on the way, say experts at Wharton.

  • What the COVID-19 Curve Can Teach Us about Climate Change

    What the COVID-19 Curve Can Teach Us about Climate Change

    07/04/2020 Duration: 16min

    Much like flattening the curve on COVID-19, the world must act now to lessen the cumulative effects of climate change, says Wharton’s Howard Kunreuther.

  • Are U.S. Banks Strong Enough to Weather the Downturn?

    Are U.S. Banks Strong Enough to Weather the Downturn?

    06/04/2020 Duration: 11min

    As banks process relief loans, regulatory latitude and bad debts could prove to be their undoing, warns Wharton’s David Zaring.

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