September 29, 2022
Influential business and management ideas have a huge impact on us. Like it or not, they shape how organizations operate and how people around the world spend their days. Since its founding in 1922, Harvard Business Review has introduced and disseminated many of these important ideas.
HBR IdeaCast asks on 100th anniversary: How have these ideas changed our lives? Where will they take us in the future? Every Thursday in October, the podcast feed features a bonus series: 4 business ideas that changed the world.
Each week, a different HBR editor engages with world-class scholars and experts on influential business and management ideas from HBR’s first 100 years: disruptive innovation, scientific management, shareholder value, and emotional intelligence.
Listen to the conversation to better understand our work life, how far it has come and how far it still has to go.
CURT NICKISCH: Ideas rooted in business and management have had a huge impact on us. Like it or not, they shape how organizations operate and how people around the world spend their days.
DEREK VAN BEVER: I remember being an established company at the time was horrible.
LOUIS HYMAN: You know, maybe I do get paid for having an extra beer on the weekends, but if I’m so tired and heartbroken by this kind of work, what does it mean?
CURT NICKISCH: Harvard Business Review launched in 1922. For over 100 years, we have introduced and disseminated many important ideas. We ask on this anniversary: How have these ideas changed our lives? Where will they take us in the future?
RITA MCGRATH: There was a time in American business where starting a business meant you couldn’t get a real job. [LAUGHTER] correct? I mean it’s not that cool stuff. The guy you want to be is the guy in the gray flannel suit.
FELIX OBERHOLZER-GEE: You know, we came up with a new yogurt flavor, and people would say, “Oh my God, the yogurt market has been disrupted!”
I’m Kurt Nikisch.Join us every Thursday in October HBR IdeaCast Feed for the bonus series: 4 business ideas that are changing the world.
Each week, a different HBR editor will discuss the most influential business and management ideas from HBR’s first century with world-class scholars and experts. Disruptive innovation. scientific management. shareholder value. Emotional intelligence.
SUSAN DAVID: Even 20 years ago, people thought emotions were intangible, ephemeral, and hard to measure.
ANDY PARKS: I’m starting to embrace emotional intelligence. I practice every day. This ended up being a major game changer for me.
We will address the benefits and unintended consequences of these thoughts in an effort to understand our work life, how far it has come, and how far it still remains.
LOUIS HYMAN: The question remains, as it was a century ago, who benefits from increased productivity?
Don’t worry IdeaCast fans, we’ll continue to remove regular Tuesday episodes as well.
so join us 4 business ideas that are changing the worlda special series HBR IdeaCast Every Thursday in October. I can’t wait for you to hear.