Skydeck is the HBS alumni podcast series that features interviews with HBS alumni from across the world of business, sharing lessons learned and their own life experiences.
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Author and explorer Francis Tapon (MBA 1997) on finding the “unseen Africa” and other reflections from his five-year journey through the continent
Former Army helicopter pilot Matthew Brady (MBA 2016), founder and CEO of Pershing Barracks Capital, discusses his battlefield experience—and how it shaped his approach to business
Alumni share stories, strategies, and lessons learned from their first jobs—from golf club caddy to lobster shack waitress.
McDonald’s SVP Kristy Cunningham (MBA 1998), who helped lead the company’s wildly successful all-day breakfast initiative, talks about what the global icon learned from the experience—and what it taught her about herself
On and off the field with Chicago Bears team chaplain Jonathan Wilkins (MBA 2007)
Hunter Heaney (MBA 1996), executive director of The Voice Project, on protecting artistic expression at home and abroad and on the power of music to change the world
Insights from Diane Hessan (MBA 1977), who spent a year in conversation with 400 American voters from across the political spectrum
Scott O’Neil (MBA 1998), CEO of the group that owns the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and several other sports properties, on why his office thrives even in the face of losing
HBS alumni share the words of wisdom that helped shape their lives and careers
Author Ami Campbell (MBA 1997) on her spiritual journey to giving—and how you can kickstart yours
Roben Farzad (MBA 2005)—author, public radio host, and special correspondent on PBS NewsHour—talks about his new book, Hotel Scarface, and the lasting allure of 1980s Miami
What Paul Grana (MBA 2009) has learned from eight years of personal data tracking
Author and former Walmart executive Neil Pasricha (MBA 2007) offers lessons from his quest for happiness
Bruce Levy (MBA 1977)—the first-ever agent for women's professional basketball—chronicles the sport's rise
Pymetrics CEO and cofounder Frida Polli (MBA 2012) matches cognitive traits to career paths
Author and WildChina founder Zhang Mei (MBA 1996) takes us inside the kitchens of her native Dali
With 25 years of experience in private sector development, David Brunell (MBA 1962) offers an inside look at Myanmar’s historic transition to a market economy
Lego Movie and Lego Batman producer Dan Lin (MBA 1999) offers an inside look at the role of a modern Hollywood producer—and how he manages a burgeoning franchise
Tom Vogl (MBA 1998), CEO of The Mountaineers explores the past, present, and future of the adventure business
How Wally Eamer (MBA 1979) helped end a bitter, decades-long conflict between loggers, environmentalists, government officials, and First Nations
Katherine Switz (MBA 2000) on how her own experience with bipolar disorder led to forming the Stability Network, an advocacy and support group for working professionals
Former energy executive Jules Kortenhorst (MBA 1986) reflects on how global political shifts—and a walk in the South African bush—brought him to lead the Rocky Mountain Institute, a think tank focused on sustainability
Journalist and author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon (MBA 2006) shares the stories behind her two New York Times best-selling books, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana and Ashley’s War
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Bill Tai (MBA 1987) on his accidental ascent to kiteboarding entrepreneur
Real estate developer and author Jennifer Raiser (MBA 1990) goes behind the scenes of the annual Burning Man gathering
Professor Clay Christensen (MBA 1979, DBA 1992) reveals how his business theory has affected his home life