Teaching

Below you will find links to materials, blogs, and YouTube channels related to strategy and other topics.


Available content by class

GB604 – MBA Global Strategy

  • (not taught this semester)

GB604 – Accelerated Online MBA Global Strategy

GB410 – Global Strategy


Class tools


Blogs with interesting analysis, research, and commentary (in no particular order)

  • CivilTalk – A company co-founded by my uncle Keith Fox, with the intent to foster substantive discussions about the key issues in politics, economics, and civic society today
  • Musings on Markets – My friend Will Sparks pointed out this professor from NYU (Aswath Damodaran) who provides nice, digestible insights on the financial markets
  • Organizations and Markets – A co-operative development between a number of scholars, including one of my advisors Dick Langlois, which has a number of interesting applications of organizational economics
  • Benedict Evans’ Newsletter – My friend Will Pearce pointed out this really insightful newsletter that looks at trends in tech and strategy and implications for equity markets and beyond
  • WILTW – A product of 13D research, this is another recommendation from Will Pearce that is heavy on the “deep think”. Note that the subscription price is steep
  • WBW – Admittedly not a deep cut, nonetheless Tim Urban puts out a number of interesting perspectives on a variety of topics
  • Visual Capitalist – Need a nice infographic on a topic of the moment? You will probably find one here
  • The Daily Shot – Global macro trends, visualized
  • A16Z – Some interesting discussions and podcasts about developments in the Valley and beyond
  • No Mercy, No Malice – Another Will Sparks recommendation of a marketing professor at NYU with punchy reads and graphical illustrations
  • Neighborhood Notes – Shameless plug for a travel blog that my wife and I update from time to time (not nearly as often as we should) based on our trips here, there, and everywhere for conferences, her work, and for fun
  • Statistical Modeling – A blog run by a number of faculty at Columbia talking about statistical models, causal inference, and more, with Andrew Gelman and others contributing
  • Morning Brew – An eclectic daily newsletter that my wife and sister-in-law found a while back – a nice way to get broad coverage of the day’s stories with some interesting sidebars, too
  • Future Today Institute – A group that my wife Ashley pointed out to me led by Amy Webb, who has worked on building a portfolio of “futurism” tools – the intent of which is to anticipate how major strategic plans might play out in the coming year
  • Gravity Exists – I actually don’t remember how I originally found Adam Grimes’ work, but it is always an interesting discussion of contemporary issues and how they can influence trading strategies. This is the most current in a series of iterations of his branding.
  • Thought Sparks – A blog by Rita McGrath (who has written on prescience, seeing around corners, and transient advantage, among other things) that dissects some of the bigger and smaller trends of the day (there is a podcast, too)

Interesting YouTube Channels and Podcasts

  • 3Blue1Brown – Do you want to really understand math at a deeper level and from multiple angles? Grant is a magician when it comes to simple but powerful explanations of maths across the levels
  • StatQuest – A similar treatment to 3Blue1Brown but for statistically related topics
  • Kurzgesagt – Simple explanations of complex phenomena, with an emphasis on interesting “what if” questions
  • Charisma on Command – A number of discrete tactics with examples to help you have a more commanding presence in personal and professional settings
  • Primer and Minute Physics – Admittedly not as relevant for business and economic applications in all cases, there are a number of videos on these two channels that touch on pertinent applications (e.g., supply and demand) while also just having a bunch of cool stuff that helps you think about how the world works (e.g., test sensitivity, why the solar system is flat, etc.)
  • Rick Makadok’s Strategy Research Proseminar – A series of video interviews with some of the leading lights in the field of strategy and beyond – if you want to learn more about the cutting edge of research in this field, here is a good place to start
  • Veritasium – Bunch of interesting topics in math, science, and social science that is digestible and with good guest speakers
  • How I Built This – Again – a well-known production but this podcast does what it says on the tin: “A podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists and their stories about the movements they built.” Probably my favorite show on NPR

Useful teaching tools

Content and Class Exercises

Long-form Simulations

Dissemination Tools

  • Bookdown (a way to elegantly structure and publish lecture notes)

Great Lectures for Inspiration