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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Bringing Markets to Myanmar — David Brunell (MBA 1962)

With 25 years of experience in private sector development, David Brunell offers an inside look at Myanmar’s historic transition to a market economy


The Business of Lego Batman — Dan Lin (MBA 1999)

Lego Movie and Lego Batman producer Dan Lin offers an inside look at the role of a modern Hollywood producer—and how he manages a burgeoning franchise


Such Great Heights — Tom Vogl (MBA 1998)

CEO of The Mountaineers explores the past, present, and future of the adventure business


Negotiating Peace in Canada's Largest Rainforest — Wally Eamer (MBA 1979)

How Wally Eamer helped end a bitter, decades-long conflict between loggers, environmentalists, government officials, and First Nations


Mental Illness and the Workplace — Katherine Switz (MBA 2000)

How an alumna’s own experience with bipolar disorder led to forming the Stability Network, an advocacy and support group for working professionals


An Environmental Epiphany — Jules Kortenhorst (MBA 1986)

A former energy executive 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


The Story Behind the Stories — Gayle Tzemach Lemmon (MBA 2006)

The journalist and author shares the stories behind her two New York Times best-selling books, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana and Ashley’s War


MaiTai Global and Kiteboarding — Bill Tai (MBA 1987)

Silicon Valley venture capitalist on his accidental ascent to kiteboarding entrepreneur


The Burning Man Project — Jennifer Raiser (MBA 1990)

Real estate developer and author goes behind the scenes of the annual Burning Man gathering


A Personal Perspective on Competing Against Luck — Clay Christensen (MBA 1979, DBA 1992)

This popular professor reveals how his business theory has affected his home life