Cold Call by Harvard Business SchoolAuthor: Harvard Business School
11 Dec 2018

Cold Call by Harvard Business School

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Cold Call distills Harvard Business School’s legendary case studies into podcast form. Hosted by Brian Kenny, the podcast airs every two weeks and features Harvard Business School faculty discussing cases they’ve written and the lessons they impart.

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    Honda Created a Civic for Very Light Jets: How High Will It Fly?

    After thirty years of research and development, the HondaJet is now the top selling jet in the very light jet segment of the market. Professor Gary Pisano discusses how Honda Aircraft Corporation CEO Michimasa Fujino brings the jet to life, and must now decide on ways to grow the business.


  • Posted on 05 Dec 2018

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    Building a Nonprofit Marketplace System to Feed America

    Feeding America is the third largest nonprofit in America, managing a network of more than 200 food banks nationwide. HBS Professor Scott Duke Kominers and Chicago Booth Professor Canice Prendergast discuss how the organization designed a marketplace that was efficient and fair for all participants.


  • Posted on 19 Nov 2018

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    Could Big Data Replace the Creative Director at the Gap?

    Is it time to throw out the creative director and rely on big data to predict what consumers want to wear next? Assistant Professor Ayelet Israeli discusses how Gap CEO Art Peck considers this bold idea to boost sales.


  • Posted on 07 Nov 2018

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    Vodafone’s Innovative Approach to Advanced Technologies

    Professor Bill Kerr discusses how Vodafone, one of the largest companies in the telecommunications space, incorporated technological advancements like big data, automation, and artificial intelligence to improve productivity while ensuring new opportunities were created for the next generation of workers.


  • Posted on 24 Oct 2018

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    Baseball’s Billy Beane Shows Companies the Power of Data

    Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane brought a data driven and unconventional approach to winning baseball games. By setting strategy and articulating the metric to evaluate and acquire the players who would ultimately implement his strategy on the field, Beane’s sabermetrics approach brought about a cultural shift in baseball from the players and managers to coaches and scouts. Professor Srikant Datar discusses how strategy and metrics work hand-in-hand, and how Beane’s story provides companies with important lessons in data science.


  • Posted on 10 Oct 2018

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