How The World Works with Warren Olney

Warren Olney and key Anderson faculty members uncover some of the most fascinating aspects of business and how we work
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Latest Episodes

Going Big, Differently: Amazon Versus Google

Featuring: Marvin Lieberman, Professor of Strategy; Harry and Elsa Kunin Chair in Business and Society, Strategy Area Chair
As Marvin Lieberman shows how these leviathans have distinct strategies and methods for growth


In One Major Respect, Big Tech Is Allied with the GOP

Featuring: Gonzalo Freixes, Adjunct Professor of Accounting; Associate Dean, Fully Employed MBA Program and Executive MBA Programs
As Gonzalo Freixes explains, lobbyists from the largest U.S. companies have prevented lawmakers from fixing our corporate tax shelter problem


Social Impact Work in the U.S. Has Been Held Back by a Major Recruiting Issue

Featuring: Scott Rodilitz, Assistant Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management
Scott Rodilitz dove deep into the No. 1 platform to engage volunteers and devised a way to better distribute the work


How Markets Keep Getting Social Posts and Silence Wrong

Featuring:  Beatrice Michaeli, Associate Professor of Accounting
Beatrice Michaeli uncovers the cost of investors’ knee-jerk reactions, under-reactions and mis-reads


How Short-Termism Can Be Dangerous

Featuring:  Judson Caskey, Professor of Accounting, Undergraduate Accounting Minor Director
Judson Caskey examines how the push for quarterly returns often leads to injuries and a false representation


The AI Revolution Is Making Waves, but Is It Making Money?

Featuring:  Gregor Schubert, Assistant Professor of Finance
Gregor Schubert shows how new the generative AI tools are a boon to the major companies that use them


Our Research Puts You in Touch With Your Future Self

Featuring: Hal Hershfield, Professor of Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making, Marketing Area Chair
Professor Hal Hershfield knows how the "today you" can make the "tomorrow you" happy


The Fed Bought Up Corporate Bonds in the Last Recession. A Brazen Precedent?

Featuring: Tyler Muir, Associate Professor of Finance
Tyler Muir explains how the Fed created an expectation


For the Most Advanced Societies and Economies in History, Violence Was Pivotal

Featuring: Romain Wacziarg, Professor of Economics, Hans Hufschmid Chair in Management
Romain Wacziarg found that agriculture was foundational to development, but cavalry was an accelerator


You May Be Experiencing Time Poverty, A Root Cause of Unhappiness

Featuring: Cassie Mogilner Holmes, Professor of Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making at the UCLA Anderson School of Management
Cassie Holmes’ research and book reveal the methods to control your happiness


Looking at Reviews on Amazon Before Buying? Beware

Featuring: Brett Hollenbeck, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Sherry He, Marketing Ph.D. Student
Brett Hollenbeck and Sherry He’s research is an exposé on the pervasiveness of fake reviews


A Looming Crisis Created by the U.S. Congress

Featuring: Stavros Panageas, Robert D. Beyer ’83 Term Chair in Management; Professor of Finance
Stavros Panageas shows us how the national debt could lead to a dangerous economic event


Workers Vs. Algorithms

Featuring: Felipe Caro, Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management
It doesn't have to be this way, Felipe Caro explains. Both just need to be understood


Here’s Why Conspiracy Theories Work So Darn Well

Featuring: Jennifer Whitson, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
Jennifer Whitson discovered that believers feel they are losing control, so bad information can feel elegant and validating


UCLA Has a Department for Predicting the Future

Featuring:  Jerry Nickelsburg , Faculty Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast; Adjunct Professor of Economics
For 70 Years, the UCLA Anderson Forecast has predicted the future of the economy. Jerry Nickelsburg tells us what's in store.


What If We Could Measure How Good A Corporation Is for Society?

Featuring: Magali Delmas, Professor of Management; Faculty Director, Center for Impact
Magali Delmas’ new transparency study shows change is possible when companies truthfully report ESG metrics

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