A Case Examine in Function-Pushed Choice Making


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BRIAN KENNY: Immediately we focus on what it means to be nice, and what greatness means is an age-old debate. Is all of it about medals and banners unfurled, or does greatness entail altering the world? One factor I feel we’re positive to seek out is that everyone has in thoughts an opinion about who’s the best, however the reality is rather more sophisticated. So, right now we discover what the solutions might be in a case in regards to the best, Muhammad Ali. Immediately on Chilly Name, we’ve invited Professor Robert Simons to debate the case entitled, Muhammad Ali: Altering the World. I’m your host Brian Kenny and also you’re listening to Chilly Name on the HBR Podcast Community. Bob Simons’ analysis focuses on the connection between enterprise technique, group design and administration management methods, and he created a course within the MBA program known as “Altering the World,” and that’s what we’re going to speak about right now. Bob, thanks for becoming a member of me.

BOB SIMONS: Brian, thanks a lot. And I used to be actually tickled to listen to your introduction with the rhyming, which as you nicely know is a part of our story right now.

BRIAN KENNY: We’re going to speak about that. So yeah, I threw my greatest. I used to be making an attempt to channel Muhammad Ali in my introduction, so I hope I did justice to that. However I feel that was simply one in all many, many fascinating traits of Muhammad Ali that we’re going to speak about right now. And we had you on not way back to speak about Marie Curie. It was a very fashionable episode. It’s additionally tied to this course that you just’re educating. Possibly we’ll simply begin by asking you to inform us what the central situation is within the case and what your chilly name is to begin this dialogue within the classroom.

BOB SIMONS: Nicely, Brian, it’s a really fascinating query, and I struggled a bit of bit since you had had forewarned me. That is what we might be beginning with.

BRIAN KENNY: So, it’s Chilly Name. You need the nice and cozy name. See?

BOB SIMONS: Heat name. And this story is stunning on so many dimensions, as you nicely know, that that is, actually, what I requested the scholars originally of sophistication. I say, “Inform me what shocked you most about this story.” And they’ll come again with all the things from his work ethic, depth, the best way he remodeled himself, his in-your-face persona. There’s a love-hate relationship with this story.

BRIAN KENNY: You gave me a listing of the folks that you just focus on on this class, the instances that you just’ve written, and also you mentioned, “Oh, if you wish to discuss any extra of those, I’d be completely satisfied to do it.” I wish to discuss all of them as a result of they’re all actually fascinating folks. Inform us a bit of bit extra about this course and what you’re making an attempt to attain with it.

BOB SIMONS: Nicely, the course got here from, actually, one other course that I’ve taught on technique execution and so like many issues at Harvard Enterprise College, our college students are so fabulous. They usually got here to me and mentioned, “Do you assume we might take the ideas, the foundations, the frameworks of our technique execution course and apply this to people and the best way they make decisions in their very own lives?” That led to a few fascinating papers the scholars did to a analysis venture, after which in the end to this course the place we examine well-known folks and attempt to perceive the alternatives they make of their private lives that permit them to actually rise as much as a place of affect and alter the world.

BRIAN KENNY: And I’ve had Invoice George on the present a few occasions prior to now, and he’s talked about crucible moments that folks have. And I really feel like there’s a whole lot of similarity within the instances that you just’re educating in your course the place there’s a turning level in these folks’s lives they usually should decide. And this case felt prefer it had a bit of little bit of that.

BOB SIMONS: Nicely, I feel that’s precisely proper. The place I’d differ a bit of bit from Invoice’s strategy is that this analysis venture, actually, known as “Forks within the Highway,” and the notion is we stand up each morning, every of us, and we have now to resolve wanting on the day forward, will we go left or proper? What decisions are we going to make? Attempting to grasp how these folks make day-to-day decisions that one way or the other permit them to begin from a comparatively typical common place in life and find yourself simply being world well-known.

BRIAN KENNY: Yeah. So, let’s discuss Muhammad Ali, a reputation everyone knows, however inform us about his childhood. What was it like for him rising up?

BOB SIMONS: He had a really powerful childhood. Born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1942, and as a Black African American younger man, his father was a good-looking, charismatic, but in addition a drunk and a philanderer. And his mom labored very, very exhausting as a housekeeper for white households. The household was comparatively poor they usually struggled very, very a lot as was typical, I feel, for folks round them.

BRIAN KENNY: Yeah. What was the local weather like for African Individuals in Louisville, Kentucky? I can’t even think about how powerful that should have been.

BOB SIMONS: I suppose this was nearly the epicenter of racial segregation on the time. It was simply horrible. There have been two Louisvilles. He describes in issues I’ve examine him how he would cross an amusement park simply by his house and he might look in and he might see children his age, white children, taking part in and laughing and having enjoyable. He wasn’t allowed to enter that park. He talks about happening a visit along with his mom downtown thirsty, not being allowed to have a drink at a ingesting fountain in a retailer as a result of he was Black.

BRIAN KENNY: Yeah. So, how did he get drawn into boxing? The place did that come from?

BOB SIMONS: Nicely, like a lot of our protagonists, there’s a bit of little bit of serendipity right here. One factor he beloved, he had a pink and white Schwinn bicycle given to him by his father, beloved this. And somebody stole the darn factor. And so he was simply unbelievably unhappy. He raced up and down the streets looking for it. He talked to folks and somebody recommended he ought to go over to the Columbia fitness center the place there was a boxing coach there by the title of Joe Martin. And Joe Martin was a police officer, and he did this boxing on the aspect. And so, Cassius Clay went over and spoke to Joe, and he mentioned, “I’m going to beat up whoever stole my bike.” And Joe mentioned, “Nicely, do you even know how you can combat?” And he mentioned, “I’ll do it anyway.” He says, “Nicely, why don’t you register in my fitness center and are available again and study to field.” Now, apparently, Cassius had little interest in boxing as a result of he actually didn’t assume it was one thing that he might ever rise to stardom in. However by likelihood, once more, inside just a few brief days, he was watching tv, some form of a neighborhood boxing present and there was Joe Martin because the coach within the nook and he says, “Gee, possibly I might get myself on tv.” So subsequent factor , he’s again. His mother and father have agreed to permit him to enroll, and he’s boxing with Joe Martin.

BRIAN KENNY: So, that leads a bit of bit to the dialogue about what motivates Cassius Clay, this younger man? What are the form of issues that drove him, do you assume?

BOB SIMONS: Nicely, it’s exhausting to know. We wrestle in school between what number of of those traits are innate. You’re born with them. What number of come out of your setting? Definitely younger Cassius from a really early age wished to be seen. So for instance, he determined he wouldn’t play soccer as a result of there was an excessive amount of gear that really hid your face and persona. The folks couldn’t see you. Boxing appealed to him since you might see him. Now, from day one although, he was simply enormously pushed, enormously decided. And I feel that should have come from one thing inside him.

BRIAN KENNY: Yeah. And great confidence, at the same time as a younger man, nearly like unwarranted confidence.

BOB SIMONS: Loopy. He was actually 12 years outdated. And Joe Martin organized for him to do his first public tv boxing combat. He weighed 89 or 90 kilos. And he actually went across the neighborhood knocking on doorways telling his neighbors who’d by no means met him, “I’m going to be on TV boxing. Would you please watch me?”

BRIAN KENNY: So, he discovered a method early on that got here to outline his strategy to boxing. Are you able to speak a bit of bit about that?

BOB SIMONS: He was very well-known for, I’ll name it dancing. He would actually dance across the ring, taunting his opponents, throwing in punches, and they’d develop into livid making an attempt to get again at him, swinging, swinging, swinging. And he would do that till he had fully drained them out, after which he would transfer in for the kill. And he could be completely cruel in attacking them after he had obtained them worn out.

BRIAN KENNY: And I do know from having learn elsewhere that the inspiration for the character Apollo Creed within the Rocky movies was actually based mostly on this method that Muhammad Ali used, which was to drift like a butterfly across the ring and tire your opponent out. Make him throw a whole lot of punches.

BOB SIMONS: No, that’s precisely proper. That’s precisely proper. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”

BRIAN KENNY: Yeah. And that labored and that grew to become his signature and the factor that folks equate with him within the ring. When he was nonetheless coming of age, there was a horrible incident, the lynching of a younger man, a younger African American named Emmett Until, and that had a profound impact on Cassius on the time. Are you able to discuss that?

BOB SIMONS: That’s precisely proper. Cassius, I feel, felt very deeply about this. They had been roughly the identical age. I feel Cassius was 13 on the time and Emmett Until from Chicago was 14 and visiting his household down in Mississippi. Emmett Until’s mom, wished to make certain that the world knew of this and he or she wouldn’t go quietly. And this grew to become a extensively coated story within the Black newspapers and information usually. And that is how Cassius discovered of it. And this actually, actually affected him deeply when he understood this horrible injustice that had occurred to a child simply his age.

BRIAN KENNY: It additionally appeared to gasoline and encourage him in a manner that drove him. He had great work ethic, and I don’t know if that was one thing that he witnessed lots rising up. Have been there function fashions round him, or is that this simply one thing that got here from inside him?

BOB SIMONS: It’s exhausting to know. His father definitely was not a tough employee, only a slacker. His mom was a tough employee, however Cassius himself was actually off the charts. Joe Martin, his boxing coach, mentioned he was the toughest employee of anybody he had ever skilled. And to offer you a bit of little bit of shade to this, what he would do day by day is he would stand along with his buddies on the bus cease and his buddies would get on the bus, and as quickly because the bus began off, then he would bend down and race to the varsity making an attempt to beat the bus to the varsity by working. He skilled all day with Joe Martin. After which on the finish of the day, he went over to a Black coach shut by and labored with that coach till midnight. And he did this each single day of the week. When he determined that he wished to be a heavyweight boxing championship, he was just a bit skinny child, he determined he needed to bulk himself up. So he used to drink a quart of milk each morning with two uncooked eggs. And at lunchtime, it took two full trays to hold his six bottles of milk and his stacks of sandwiches again as he labored to attempt to bulk himself up.

BRIAN KENNY: And I feel that’s a attribute that most likely you see lots throughout the instances that you just’re educating on this course. I do know that’s true of the Marie Curie case, simply the work ethic was off the charts there as nicely.

BOB SIMONS: Sure. I don’t actually know the correct reply on this one. My college students actually wrestle as a result of a part of them, they’re looking for a work-life stability, in order all of us are. The opposite aspect, they’re these individuals who’ve accomplished superb issues they usually’re simply very, very devoted to their work, they usually work very, very exhausting.

BRIAN KENNY: Yeah. Cassius’ work ethic didn’t prolong to his research, nevertheless. How was he as a pupil?

BOB SIMONS: No, he was, at greatest, a mediocre pupil. I’d should be type on that one.

BRIAN KENNY: Talking as a mediocre pupil myself, I’ve to say there’s nothing flawed with that.

BOB SIMONS: And I feel in fact, the issue was that he spent all his time within the boxing on the fitness center and actually nearly didn’t go to high school. And he mentioned he simply couldn’t wait to get house, get in his bike, and get again to the fitness center. And his mom simply obtained livid about this as a result of she wished him to get an schooling. And in reality, when it got here time for commencement, his lecturers had been so upset at his “non attendance” that they didn’t wish to give him a certificates. They didn’t wish to graduate him. However he was such a well-liked native sports activities hero that really, the principal overruled them, and he obtained his diploma despite the fact that he had actually not very a lot gone to class.

BRIAN KENNY: That’s fairly superb. That claims one thing completely different about our tradition’s remedy of excellent athletes, however that’s a complete completely different case that we will discuss another time. I assumed one of many fascinating insights that got here out of the case was this factor that nearly hampered his means to attain the greatness that he achieved. And I by no means knew this about him. Are you able to describe the factor that nearly stored him from changing into an Olympian?

BOB SIMONS: Nicely, it does remind us that all of us have our fears. It doesn’t matter how good we’re or how good we appear to be in public, all of us have fears. And to set the stage, Cassius Clay is now 18 years outdated. He’s the undisputed Golden Gloves champion at newbie boxing. He has received the Kentucky title six occasions. He’s received the nationwide title six occasions. And lo and behold, he will get an invite to check out for the Olympic boxing workforce. And he tries out, and what are you aware? He will get a spot on the Olympic workforce. The issue was he’s fearful of flying and the Olympics had been to be held in Rome.

BRIAN KENNY: That’s an issue.

BOB SIMONS: And there was no manner he might do that along with his concern. So what he did to beat it’s he purchased a parachute, strapped it to his again, and obtained on the airplane and sat within the seat with that parachute on his again, able to exit at any level. And that’s how he obtained himself to Rome.

BRIAN KENNY: So, I don’t know if our listeners are going to see lots of people strapping parachutes on going ahead. That’s fairly a sight although. I can’t think about that. He’s on the Olympics. He has success there. He comes away with a gold medal, and you’ll assume that he’s nicely on his option to getting the form of acknowledgement and respect that he so wishes to have. What was his homecoming like?

BOB SIMONS: As you may count on, it was a hero’s welcome. The mayor of Louisville, the governor of Kentucky, the police chief, they had been all there to shake his hand, welcome, congratulate him, however actually, actually a hero’s welcome. However just a few days later, he and a buddy, again to their life, they go into a well-liked diner that was usually frequented by white folks, and he has this Olympic medal actually hanging round his neck, they usually refuse to serve him on the counter. And so he leaves there. Strolling away, a white bike gang accosts him, tries to tear this metallic off his neck, and I feel he’s actually feeling profoundly dejected at this level.

BRIAN KENNY: Yeah. So how does that have an effect on him? How does he use that to encourage him?

BOB SIMONS: After what occurred to him feeling so down, he walked over to a neighborhood bridge, the Jefferson County Bridge, and he took that medal off his neck and he threw it into the river. He had spent his entire life making an attempt to get thus far in his profession, and he determined that this was going to be the top of it. And he mentioned on the time he felt liberated. He was now going to spend the remainder of his life pursuing racial justice, actually making an attempt to take this newfound fame and switch it to the benefit, not just for himself, however for others.

BRIAN KENNY: Yeah. So, that’s a giant, as you say, fork within the street. And he selected a really particular route at that time in his life. So we definitely know that one of many issues that Ali was well-known for had been his little rhymes and his means to trash speak. And I simply questioning, you inform me, is he the primary individual to ever rap in trash speak in sports activities?

BOB SIMONS: Musical historians say he did, actually. His rhyming, his taunting, his fixed forwards and backwards, they are saying this was actually the precursor. He was one of many founding fathers of what we consider right now as hip hop and rap. It was actually all again to Ali. And in reality, he recorded later in his life, two spoken phrase albums and each of these obtained Grammy Award nominations.

BRIAN KENNY: Wow. So, he’s the daddy of rap and maybe the daddy of trash speaking as we all know it in sports activities lately.


BRIAN KENNY: I don’t know if we should always thank him for that half or not, however anyway. What was his technique for lastly getting a shot on the title combat that he so desired?

BOB SIMONS: Nicely, that is coming again to his trash speaking in your face persona. And he now needed to discover a option to be picked, be chosen to battle Sonny Liston, who was the prevailing present heavyweight champion. And he was solely 22 years outdated. It was a protracted shot. So what he did is he stalked Sonny Liston in all places across the nation. He went to his press conferences, he went to his weigh-ins. When Liston was having dinners with buddies and households, he would present up and he could be taunting him, calling him trash names, being in his face, actually getting Liston completely livid with the hope that Liston could be so enraged that he would wish to combat Cassius Clay within the ring. And in reality, that is what occurred.

BRIAN KENNY: It labored.

BOB SIMONS: The promoters truly thought that is going to be the combat that we wish to again. They usually truly selected him then to be the contender the place he fought in Miami Seaside with a million folks watching.

BRIAN KENNY: Yeah, and we all know how that combat ended. And that actually catapulted him to fame.

BOB SIMONS: Sure. So, he beat Liston, I feel, in seven rounds and have become the brand new and youngest ever heavyweight champion of the world.

BRIAN KENNY: So, now he’s obtained a platform the place he can actually begin to pursue this notion of racial justice that he’s dedicated himself to. What prompted him to alter his title?

BOB SIMONS: Nicely, issues get fascinating now as a result of Cassius Clay Jr., our younger boxer, took the title of his father, and his father had been named after a well-known white abolitionist who lived someplace between 1810 and 1902. And this abolitionist, the unique Cassius Clay, had based a newspaper, had based a school, had labored with Lincoln. He was actually devoted to enhancing the lives of Blacks. However our boxer Cassius Clay found in studying the biographies of the unique Cassius Clay that he had discovered his wealth by slave proudly owning and folks knew that. However extra importantly, younger Cassius grew to become satisfied that the unique Cassius Clay nonetheless had white supremacist undertones in his pondering. And he determined he was not going to be a part of that. And he rejected the title solely. And what he did then was he took the title one in all his heroes, Malcolm X, from the Nation of Islam, and he mentioned, “Any more, I will likely be known as Cassius X.”


BOB SIMONS: Now, this didn’t final very lengthy earlier than Elijah Muhammad from the Nation of Islam mentioned, “You must to any extent further be known as Muhammad Ali,” which suggests the praised one. And that is what Ali finally selected, and he wished to be known as that for the remainder of his life.

BRIAN KENNY: So, at this second in time, we’re on the peak of the Civil Rights motion. Martin Luther King is doing his passive strategy to gaining social justice for Black Individuals. And the Nation of Islam in america is taking a decidedly completely different course. What was Martin Luther King’s view of this determination by Muhammad Ali?

BOB SIMONS: The place Martin Luther King had been preventing for integration and equal rights, the Nation of Islam was precisely the alternative. It was preventing for, actually, segregation, racial segregation, and Black supremacy. And so Martin Luther King was very dismayed. In actual fact, I’ve a quote right here. He says, “I feel maybe Cassius ought to spend extra time proving his boxing ability and do much less speaking.” He was nervous that Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali, actually, was going to do actual injury to the combat for racial integration.

BRIAN KENNY: Yeah, and Ali isn’t accomplished being controversial at this level both as a result of we’re additionally within the midst of the Vietnam Warfare. And he makes a really pointed determination about his participation in that battle.

BOB SIMONS: He will get drafted and refuses to go, and he says, “I’m not going to combat over there with the injustice right here at house.” And this has extreme penalties for him. Boxing commissions throughout the nation cancel his licenses. They take again his titles. He’s convicted in US Federal Court docket of draft evasion and sentenced to 5 years in jail. He turns into a very fashionable speaker on school campuses, in fact, the place there’s a whole lot of opposition to the Vietnam Warfare. And well-known folks begin to rally round him. Bertrand Russell, actors Henry Fonda and Marlon Brando, Sidney Poitier, even John Lennon of the Beatles, serving to him, supporting him, placing his weight. However however, he’s going through a five-year jail time period. Finally, the Supreme Court docket overturned the conviction. So he by no means needed to serve time in jail. However he misplaced three years of critically beneficial time in his younger boxing profession when he was not capable of combat.

BRIAN KENNY: And I feel what you see with this specific incident is the foundations of what in the end grew to become his adoration within the public eye in later years. As we glance again on the Vietnam Warfare and all the failings that went into that, you’ll be able to take a look at him then as saying he was a righteous one who made a extremely exhausting alternative. However on the time, I’m positive it was vastly controversial within the public eye.

BOB SIMONS: Vastly, vastly. He was both beloved or hated, however simply as you say, I feel folks thought he was principled. He was doing this on precept, however he was so in your face. And so once more, it elicited great controversy, even right now as you concentrate on was this the correct factor to do? Was this the flawed factor to do?

BRIAN KENNY: Yeah. How vital was his Muslim identification to him?

BOB SIMONS: As soon as he determined that he would now not be a Christian and be a Muslim, he insisted that everybody acknowledge that change as legitimate, and folks would taunt him a bit of bit by referring to him by his authentic Cassius Clay title. And he grew to become enraged. This got here to a head when he was preventing Ernie Terrell. The 2 of them obtained collectively. There have been press conferences, however Ernie Terrell refused to name him. Mohamed Ali, stored utilizing the Cassius Clay. And Ali grew to become so incensed that he obtained them within the ring. And for eight rounds, he pounded him and pounded him continuously yelling in his face, “What’s my title? What’s my title? What’s my title?” As he hit him and hit him and hit him.

BRIAN KENNY: So, clearly it is a critically vital a part of his identification now, and he takes the pilgrimage to Islam. How did that have an effect on him?

BOB SIMONS: So right here, once more, we have now one other pivot in his life. He loses a combat to Joe Frazier. He’s making an attempt to regain his heavyweight title. He loses a combat making an attempt to do this. Discouraged, making an attempt to get some vitality again and he discovers a lot to his dismay that the educating of the Quran may be very completely different than what he has discovered by the Nation of Islam. And he sees that, actually, Muslim folks of all races ought to come collectively. And this concept of educating racial segregation is precisely reverse to what the Quran ought to say. So he, actually, walks away then from the Nation of Islam at that time.

BRIAN KENNY: Wow. We haven’t talked in any respect about his household life. He’s such a public determine, however he did have a personal life. Are you able to describe a bit of bit about that?

BOB SIMONS: Nicely, his household life was a practice wreck. No different option to describe it. And that is the place my college students, in fact, are most important of him. He was married 4 occasions, married and divorced. He had 10 youngsters by six completely different girls, and he was not in any respect in being a father. He thought parenting was one thing for girls. It’s not one thing that males do. There have been paternity lawsuits. So this a part of his character, I feel, is one thing that folks don’t wish to emulate. However the entire individual, that is a part of who he was.

BRIAN KENNY: Yeah. We all know that in the end he succumbed to Parkinson’s illness, horrible, horrible illness. How did his life change after he realized that he had this, in the end, a demise sentence?

BOB SIMONS: Yeah, it was a really unhappy ending, and a part of it was that he most likely stored preventing longer than he ought to have. He had misplaced thousands and thousands of {dollars} throughout these years that he couldn’t combat, pushed out of the boxing enviornment. And so he stayed within the ring most likely until he was in his mid-thirties, making an attempt to get some cash for his household, making an attempt to get some a reimbursement. And Parkinson’s first began to indicate its signs round age 35. He lastly retired at age-

BRIAN KENNY: That early? Wow.

BOB SIMONS: Sure. Yeah, lastly retired at age 39. And naturally, folks don’t know to what extent the boxing, the hits to the top over all these years contributed to the illness. However apparently, he turned his life then to humanitarian causes. He put a whole lot of time into the Make-A-Want Basis. He invested within the Particular Olympics. On the political stage, he went to Iraq and negotiated with Saddam Hussein for the discharge of US hostages. And in 1998, the United Nations awarded him the Messenger of Peace Award for all of the humanitarian work he had accomplished world wide.

BRIAN KENNY: Wow. So, he ended up having an unlimited impression. I’m questioning, in your analysis and within the discussions that you’ve in school, why do you assume he was capable of have such a huge impact on this planet?

BOB SIMONS: It’s a really fascinating query. I have to admit, when this case first got here up, I wasn’t satisfied it was actually the correct one to do. And my younger analysis assistant mentioned, “You bought to do that.” And it proved to be completely proper. Sports activities Illustrated of their finish of the century situation named him as a best athlete of the twentieth century. However past that, he impressed so many individuals world wide. When he was chosen to come back again to the 1996 Olympics to mild the flame, as they debated whether or not to convey him again, they realized that Muhammad Ali, possibly outdoors the Pope, was essentially the most beloved determine on this planet. He had impressed so many individuals within the Black group, the Muslim group, younger folks everywhere in the world. They thought he was actually, actually the one who might have this image of hope.

BRIAN KENNY: Yeah, yeah. I imply, clearly at that time in his life, he was universally idolized and adored, and that actually is a exceptional achievement for anyone. Bob, this has been a terrific dialog, similar to Marie Curie was. I’m questioning if there’s one factor you need our listeners to recollect in regards to the Muhammad Ali case, what would it not be?

BOB SIMONS: Nicely, like just about everybody we examine, Cassius Clay by no means got down to change the world. As a younger child, he wished to be one of the best, most well-known boxer maybe, and as we have now mentioned, like all of us, he was flawed. However then again, he did reveal simply by the facility of exhausting work and willpower how one individual by their deeds, efforts, phrase can actually encourage others and make a profound distinction on this planet.

BRIAN KENNY: It’s a terrific case, Bob. Thanks for becoming a member of me once more.

BOB SIMONS: Thanks, Brian. It’s a pleasure to be right here.

BRIAN KENNY: When you get pleasure from Chilly Name, you may like our different podcasts, After Hours, Local weather Rising, Deep Function, IdeaCast, Managing the Way forward for Work, Skydecokay, and Ladies at Work. Discover them on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you pay attention. And when you might take a minute to price and assessment us, we’d be grateful. When you have any recommendations or simply wish to say whats up, we wish to hear from you. E mail us at coldcall@hbs.edu. Thanks once more for becoming a member of us. I’m your host, Brian Kenny, and also you’ve been listening to Chilly Name, an official podcast of Harvard Enterprise College and a part of the HBR podcast community.



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