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Harvard Business School faculty discuss their research methods, results, and insights, covering the latest on business and management theory and practice.
|1||VideoPrivate Equity in a Time of Crisis: What's Next?||Both the buyout and venture capital industries face unprecedented challenges today. After an orgy of investments in the mid-2000s, private equity funds have a hangover of epic proportions. Meanwhile, the venture sector has never really recovered from the ""dot com"" crash of 2000–01. Finally, many of the investors on which these funds have traditionally depended, such as endowments and pensions, have deep pensions of their own. This talk explores this unsettled and often mysterious territory, and offer some surprising predictions about the future of these sectors. Spring 2012||11 4 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoPromise and Progress in Stem Cell Science||Dr. Doug Melton is the Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor in the Natural Sciences at Harvard University and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is also a co-director of Harvard's Stem Cell Institute. Melton explains that the possibility that human stem cells can be used to repair and regenerate our bodies has captivated scientists and the public alike. The Harvard Stem Cell Institute was formed to capitalize on this new science with the aim of finding new treatments for degenerative diseases. Progress in making stem cells from skin, finding potential drug candidates for ALS and spinal muscular atrophy, new approaches to aging, and advances in diabetes research are a few examples of the progress that will be discussed. In the longer term, getting products to patients will require new business models and the political context in which the work is done adds another dimension to this exciting field. Fall 2010||11 4 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoDriven to Lead: Good, Bad, and Misguided Leadership||In a presentation based on his book Driven to Lead, HBS Professor Emeritus Paul Lawrence offers an integrated explanation of both human behavior and leadership. Through the study of Darwin’s theory of human evolution and the application of his insights to contemporary research, Lawrence applies a scientific approach to illustrate how leadership – good, bad, and misguided – is natural to the human condition. Lawrence says that good leadership is the application of the extraordinary decision-making process built into the human brain. He focuses on the idea that leadership is not simply something that has an external effect on other people; it’s what is actually happening inside the brain. He goes on to demonstrate how leadership is a trait we can improve and apply as methodically as we improve and apply technology and medicine. Fall 2012||11 4 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Wilbur L. Ross Jr., CEO and Chairman of WL Ross & Co.||Famed private equity investor Wilbur Ross sits down with Professor Robert Kaplan to talk about his life in business.||16 4 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
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