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What Goes into Your Cup of Coffee?

Coffee is big business. From bean to cup, it represents a $102 billion global industry. So, who reaps the rewards? Goizueta Professor Peter Roberts shares, “Way too many people get not nearly enough. And it has nothing to do with what they’re bringing to the table; it has everything to do with how the table’s been set.”

Millennials at Work

Millennial workers now total 56 million, representing 35% of the total US labor force. How can organizations harness their unique talents and strengths? Goizueta Professor Andrea Hershatter joins to explore this generation’s use of technology as a “sixth sense,” their inherent trust in organizations, and their tendency toward an extrinsic sense of fulfillment.

Entrepreneurship Done Right

“Make people happy, and they will buy what you sell." The psychology of purchasing, the dreaded cold call, and key advice for entrepreneurial success.

Building an Equitable Workplace: Why Social Class Should Be a Critical Component of Your Diversity Strategy

Social class plays a role in both career success and team performance. As organizations look to build a more equitable workplace, Goizueta Professor Andrea Dittmann joins to examine varying values in different social class contexts, intersectional identities, and how to remove barriers faced by people of working-class backgrounds.

Reimagining Business as a Catalyst for Social Change

Can business drive societal change? Goizueta Professor Wes Longhofer joins to explore the history of corporate responsibility and conscious capitalism, purpose-driven organizations today, and the impact Millennials and Gen Z-ers will have on the workforce as they become our next corporate leaders.

Racial Bias is Everywhere

Debunking the misconception that only racists are biased. From the workplace to the media and police encounters to home sales, there is evidence of racial bias in all aspects of our lives.

Poor Ethics, Bad Business

Bad Business Ethics hurt capitalism and destroy the possibility of economic fairness. Assistant Professor Gonzalo Maturana says eliminating conflicts of interest and restoring ethical business practices starts with academia and upper management.

Bonus Episode: Silver Linings for Students Graduating Into a Recession

Economic downturns tend to have a large effect on young adults, but there are some silver linings for those graduating into a recession.

How a Recession Changes Our Behavior

Recessions impact more than our financial stability. From baby names and music lyrics to who gets laid off and how we treat strangers, evidence of how bad economic times change our attitudes and behaviors can be found in unusual places.

Big Data and the Future of Privacy

Marketing professor David Schweidel discusses how marketers gather and use personal data, the role of privacy concerns, and what the government regulation of data collection and use will mean for businesses.

Conscious Capitalism

Goizueta Dean Erika James discusses the roots of “conscious capitalism,” how it has become increasingly popular, what it looks like today, and why it’s important to businesses, communities, and society, and the role of business schools in promoting the concept.


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