After Hours

TED Audio Collective / Youngme Moon, Mihir Desai, & Felix Oberholzer-Gee

Harvard Business School professors discuss and debate current events that sit at the crossroads of business and culture. Youngme Moon, Mihir Desai, and Felix Oberholzer-Gee engage in a spirited discussion on a range of topics torn from the headlines — from Facebook, to free trade, to the #MeToo movement. Informed by their unique expertise as professors at one of the world’s leading business schools, their takes are always surprising, unconventional, and insightful.

  • 32 minutes 49 seconds
    The Best Of Recommendations

    Revisit some of Felix and Mihir’s recommendations.

    27 March 2024, 4:00 am
  • 31 minutes 38 seconds
    The Best Of After Hours - TikTok & Sports

    Revisit Felix and Mihir’s discussion about TikTok bans and why sports have become so valuable.

    20 March 2024, 2:08 pm
  • 33 minutes 43 seconds
    March 13, 2024

    Mihir, Felix and NYU’s Dolly Chugh discuss the pressure on business leaders to conform to the demands of woke capitalism. Should you give in? Push back? What are the risks and rewards? Also: Feeling low lately? Chances are you are just getting older. We speculate why most people go through some sort of midlife crisis and talk about ways to better cope with life’s seemingly inevitable ups and downs. (Originally aired Nov. 2, 2022)

    13 March 2024, 4:00 am
  • 37 minutes 5 seconds
    ICYMI: The Promise and Peril of AI

    In case you missed it: In this episode, Felix, Sarah and Mihir discuss Chat GPT, if AI is truly transformational, the future of search, and how to digitally detox from all this AI talk. (Originally aired March 1, 2023).

    6 March 2024, 5:00 am
  • 49 minutes 25 seconds
    Our Predictions for 2024

    What’s in store for 2024? Mihir and Felix are back with their celebrated predictions episode. Will OPEC implode? Are quant funds in trouble? What’s Argentina’s future? Can inflation in the U.S. really sink to 2%? Is plastic the new asbestos? Who will acquire Electronic Arts? Is AIML a verb? Listen in as the hosts (foolishly) predict what the new year will bring.

    27 December 2023, 5:00 am
  • 52 minutes 26 seconds
    The Stories of 2023

    Felix and Mihir reflect on the most important stories of 2023 including the remarkable rise of AI, the revolution in life sciences, the rising power of employees, the trial of SBF, how product market strategies are reflecting shifting financial logics, the reasons for increased warfare, the disjunction between financial markets and the real economy, the shocking rise of school absenteeism and the wonder of Simone Biles. 

    20 December 2023, 5:00 am
  • 34 minutes 54 seconds
    Appreciating Late Bloomers and a Big Bank

    Felix and Mihir discuss how JPMorgan has managed to succeed where others fail and how late bloomers manage to succeed after sometimes failing. 

    13 December 2023, 5:00 am
  • 41 minutes 51 seconds
    Magnificent Markets and Conflict on Campus

    Felix and Mihir discuss the meaning and impact of the increasing concentration of stock market performance via the “Magnificent 7” and the source and resolution of conflicts on campuses. 

    6 December 2023, 3:50 pm
  • 31 minutes 56 seconds
    Turbulence at OpenAI — Our Take-Aways

    Felix and Mihir discuss how Sam Altman was fired and reinstated over the course of just a few days. Was the board right to dismiss Altman? Does the turmoil change how we think about hybrid organizations that combine nonprofit and for-profit motives? What does the episode teach us about the future of AI? Plus, we look at the reasons why men now die even earlier than women. What do the numbers say about being male today?

    29 November 2023, 5:00 am
  • 39 minutes 57 seconds
    The Future of Africa and Empty Lots

    Will Africa fulfill its remarkable promise in the next several decades?  Is a land tax the best kind of tax?  Would it solve our housing crisis?  All that and more on this episode of After Hours. 

    22 November 2023, 5:00 am
  • 36 minutes 35 seconds
    Does AI Have a Copyright Problem?

    Felix and Mihir discuss how copyright applies to AI-generated works. Are AI companies guilty of mass infringement? Could users be sued if they use AI to generate texts and images? Wouldn’t it be right to compensate authors for their contributions to AI models? Plus, a decade in, what has the corporate purpose movement accomplished? We look back and take a glimpse at the future.

    15 November 2023, 5:34 am
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