5 Podcasts to Feed Your Mind This Thanksgiving

Last Updated Dec 1, 2008 12:26 PM EST


When you finally awaken from your tryptophan coma this Thanksgiving weekend and have a hankering for some food for thought, check out these illuminating B-school podcasts.
  • New research shows that entrepreneurs are highly-adapted risk-takers, and that this functional impulsivity is key to their success. It can also be taught; Dr Shai Vyakarnam, Director of Judge Business School's Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, explains how.
  • In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Kenneth D. Moelis, founder of the Los Angeles-based investment bank Moelis & Co., discusses how the continuing financial turmoil will affect the fledgling investment bank's business, what opportunities investors can find amid the wreckage, and more.
  • The Darden Leadership Speaker Series spends some time with Chic Thompson, founding partner of Creative Management Group, Batten Fellow, and author of the books "What a Great Idea!" and "Yes, But...", a guide to overcoming the bureaucratic language that stifles continuous innovation.
  • The victory of Barack Obama, the first African-American to become president of the United States, could help the troubled US economy recover by the middle of next year, says Ilian Mihov, professor of economics at INSEAD.
  • Stacy Blackman

    Stacy Sukov Blackman is president of Stacy Blackman Consulting, where she consults on MBA admissions. She earned her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and her Bachelor of Science from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Stacy serves on the Board of Directors of AIGAC, the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants, and has published a guide to MBA Admissions, The MBA Application Roadmap.