Business, Management, and Marketing

Business, Management, and Marketing

episodes

Interviews with scholars of business, management and marketing about their new books.

Richard A. Detweiler, "The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs: Lives of Consequence, Inquiry, and Accomplishment" (MIT Press, 2021)

February 11, 2024

The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs

Richard A. Detweiler
Hosted by David Finegold

We speak with Richard Detweiler about his new book The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs: Lives of Consequence, Inquiry and Accomplishment (MIT Press, 2021)…

The Historian as a Detective (History & Consulting, Part 1)

February 1, 2024

The Historian as a Detective (History & Consulting, Part 1)

Jackie Gonzales
Hosted by Patryk Babiracki

Being a historical consultant is like being a detective. In Ep. 6 of "Practical History" I talk to Jackie Gonzales about how her work as a historical…

Paul Franke, "Feeling Lucky: The Production of Gambling Experiences in Monte Carlo and Las Vegas" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023)

January 29, 2024

Feeling Lucky

Paul Franke
Hosted by Shu Wan

Monte Carlo and Las Vegas have become synonymous with casino gambling. Both destinations featured it as part of a broad variety of leisure and consump…

James W. Cortada, "Inside IBM: Lessons of a Corporate Culture in Action" (Columbia Business School, 2023)

January 14, 2024

Inside IBM

James W. Cortada

IBM was the world's leading provider of information technologies for much of the twentieth century. What made it so successful for such a long time, a…

John Quiggin, "Economics in Two Lessons: Why Markets Work So Well, and Why They Can Fail So Badly" (Princeton UP, 2019)

January 10, 2024

Economics in Two Lessons

John Quiggin
Hosted by Daniel Peris

Trying to follow the key macroeconomic debates that are swirling around DC, CNBC, the WSJ and the NYT? If you are but don't want to go back to graduat…

Applying Historical Perspectives to Finance (with Daniel Peris)

January 4, 2024

Applying Historical Perspectives to Finance

Daniel Peris
Hosted by Patryk Babiracki

Before becoming a financial analyst and then a portfolio manager in New York, Daniel Peris worked as a tenure-track professor of Soviet history. I sa…

Richard Vague, "A Brief History of Doom: Two Hundred Years of Financial Crises" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2019)

January 2, 2024

A Brief History of Doom

Richard Vague
Hosted by Daniel Peris

Richard Vague really really cares about private-sector debt. And he thinks you should too. In A Brief History of Doom: Two Hundred Years of Financial …

Benjamin Lorr, "The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket" (Penguin, 2020)

January 1, 2024

The Secret Life of Groceries

Benjamin Lorr

This episode of the New Books in Economic and Business History is an interview with New York writer Benjamin Lorr. Benjamin Lorr is the author of Hell…

James O'Toole, "The Enlightened Capitalists: Cautionary Tales of Business Pioneers Who Tried to Do Well by Doing Good" (HarperBusiness, 2019)

January 1, 2024

The Enlightened Capitalists

James O'Toole
Hosted by Daniel Peris

Is the University of Chicago-blessed, "greed is good" near-term profits approach to business wearing out its welcome? James O'Toole's The Enlightened…

Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler, "Open Plan: A Design History of the American Office" (Bloomsbury, 2021)

December 28, 2023

Open Plan

Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler

Albeit inspired by a progressive vision of a working environment without walls or hierarchies, the open plan office has come to be associated with som…

Matt Garcia, "Eli and the Octopus: The CEO Who Tried to Reform One of the World’s Most Notorious Corporations" (Harvard UP, 2023)

December 25, 2023

Eli and the Octopus

Matt Garcia
Hosted by Nathan Moore

The poignant rise and fall of an idealistic immigrant who, as CEO of a major conglomerate, tried to change the way America did business before he hims…

How to Build a Career: A Discussion with Ben Wildavsky

December 14, 2023

How to Build A Career

Ben Wildavsky

On this episode of the Academic Life, we dive into the book The Career Arts: Making the Most of College, Credentials, and Connections (Princeton UP, 2…

The Future of Predictions: A Discussion with Christopher E. Mason

December 9, 2023

The Future of Predictions

Christopher E Mason

Predictive algorithms are changing the world – that is the claim of Christopher E. Mason who has co-authored (with Igor Tulchinsky) the book The Age o…

Using History For User Research (UX): A Discussion with Larry McGrath

December 7, 2023

Using History For User Research (UX)

Larry McGrath
Hosted by Patryk Babiracki

In Episode 4 of "Practical History" I talk to Larry McGrath, a user researcher at Amazon (and author of Making Spirit Matter Neurology, Psychology, an…

Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio, "Diversity Dividend" (MIT Press, 2023)

December 1, 2023

Diversity Dividend

Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio
Hosted by Deidre Tyler
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From entry-level to the boardroom, what works to create large-scale change in organizations looking to accelerate their diversity, equity, and inclusi…

Jessi Streib, "The Accidental Equalizer: How Luck Determines Pay After College" (U Chicago Press, 2023)

November 23, 2023

The Accidental Equalizer

Jessi Streib
Hosted by Dave O'Brien

Are jobs fair? In The Accidental Equalizer: How Luck Determines Pay after College (U Chicago Press, 2023), Jessi Streib, an associate Professor of So…

Jenny Odell, "Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock" (Random House, 2023)

November 18, 2023

Saving Time

Jenny Odell

In her first book, How to Do Nothing, artist Jenny Odell examined the power of quiet contemplation in a world where our attention is bought and sold. …

How Company Leaders Can Move Forward By Taking a Step Back

November 8, 2023

How Company Leaders Can Move Forward By Taking a Step Back

Rishi Jaitly
Hosted by Patryk Babiracki

I chat with the social entrepreneur and former Google & Twitter executive Rishi Jaitly about how his deep passion for history has shaped his career as…

The Power of Stories and the Levi's Brand (with Tracey Panek)

November 7, 2023

The Power of Stories and the Levi's Brand

Tracey Panek
Hosted by Patryk Babiracki
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Levi Strauss & Co. historian Tracey Panek talks about her fascination with storytelling, her journey from academic to corporate history, and her adven…

The Superpowers of a Historian in the Business World

November 6, 2023

The Superpowers of a Historian in the Business World

Jim Cortada
Hosted by Patryk Babiracki
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Prolific historian, former IBM executive (and energetic impresario for "Applied History") Jim Cortada discusses his journey from being a freshly minte…