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Joe Maddon Shares Leadership Lessons with HBS MBAs
Entertainment, Media, Sports

Joe Maddon Shares Leadership Lessons with HBS MBAs

In a virtual visit, the World Series Champion manager reflects on baseball, art in the game, the Respect 90 foundation, and more. When the planning began in January, the Harvard Business School Student Association and Respect 90 could hardly imagine the circumstances under which the virtual visit would take place. Months later, it would turn…

Winning off the Court
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Winning off the Court

In a virtual fireside chat with the Business of Sports Club, Boston Celtics President Rich Gotham shares how smart business decisions helped the franchise find its way back to prominence. To say that the 1990s were disappointing for the Boston Celtics fans would be an understatement. While the Celtics bagged 16 championships—the highest of any…

Why Comedy Thrives during Crisis
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Why Comedy Thrives during Crisis

Upoma Dutta (MBA ’21) talks with Claire Friedman (MBA ’14) about the role of comedy in our self-quarantined lives. Early on in the semester, RCs took away several lessons on macroeconomics from the BGIE cases touching on the topic of the U.S. Great Depression of the 1930s. However, the Great Depression—similar to any all-encompassing crisis—also…

The View from the Peacock Throne
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The View from the Peacock Throne

Upoma Dutta (MBA ’21) talks with Jeff Shell (MBA ’91) about his next chapter at NBCUniversal. For the past three years, HBS has managed to get a sizable portion of the RC and EC cohorts to sacrifice four days from their much-needed winter breaks to take the optional Short Intensive Programs (SIPs)—for no credit. “The…

The Changing Fan in Sports
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The Changing Fan in Sports

John Geagea (MBA ’21) examines how fan engagement is changing and what sports teams can do about it. In 2018, Disney reported a loss of 2 million subscribers to its ESPN service. This was the latest in a precipitous fall in subscribers from a peak of 100 million in 2010 down to 86 million, a…

Inside the Podcast Boom: It’s Just Getting Started
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Inside the Podcast Boom: It’s Just Getting Started

Upoma Dutta (MBA ’21) talks with Jen Sargent (MBA ’05) about what’s fueling the exponential growth of the podcast industry. Over the last few years, podcasting has gone mainstream: 32% of Americans over the age of 12 listen to podcasts monthly, up from 17% in 2015, according to the latest report from market-research firm Edison….

The Show Goes On: The Resurgence of Broadway in the Modern Era
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The Show Goes On: The Resurgence of Broadway in the Modern Era

Upoma Dutta (MBA ’21) talks with Raphael Roesler (MBA ’18) about what’s next for the industry. “I’m past patiently waitin’. I’m passionately smashin’ every expectation. Every action’s an act of creation! I’m laughin’ in the face of casualties and sorrow. For the first time, I’m thinkin’ past tomorrow.” — Lyrics from Hamilton: An American Musical…

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