This week the BusinessCastdoes a “Year in Review” with the Dean of the Darden School, Robert F. Bruner. Dean Bruner touches on topics such as the new GEMBA program, Dardens rise in the rankings and the importance of “speaking up for Darden.”
This week we are joined by Darden Professor Lili Powell, who discusses the World Peace Game. This simulation was the subject of a recent award-winning film, “World Peace… and other 4th-grade achievements.” In this week’s headlines: “Bloomberg BusinessWeek Ranks Darden at Number 11,” Winners of the Concept Competition,” and “The Mergers & Acquisitions Competition.”
We are joined this weekby Darden Alumus (MBA ’87) and Trustee Lyons Brown, Founder and CEO of Altamar Brands. Lyons is at Darden for the 2010 E-Conference where he speaks on “The Life Cycle of a Startup.” In the news this week: “The E-Conference at Darden,” “Recapping the Car of the Future Symposium,” and “The Net Impact National Conference.”
Darden Professor Peter Debaere, one of the organizers of the “Car of the Future, Future of the Car” symposium being held at the University of Virginia this weekend, speaks with us about this special event. In the headlines: “Darden Professor ponders What If?”, “Darden Concept Competition,” and “Views from the VIC.”
Darden was visited this weekby Executive MBA students from Argentina. We hear from two of those students, as well as from Jon Megibow, Director of Operations for the Darden Center for Global Initiatives. In the headlines: “The Dean to Visit Aspen Institute,” “First-Year Networking Nights,” and “Darden for the Cure.”
This weekwe hear about the recent 2010 Marketing Forum sponsored by the Marketing Club at Darden and the upcoming International Food Festival sponsored by the International Business Society at Darden. Our interview guest is Everette Fortner, Executive Director of Corporate Relations at Darden. Everette discusses the 3rd annual Value Investing Conference to be held, in partnership with the UVA McIntire School of Commerce, on October 28th and 29th.
Entrepreneurship is the key word in this week’s BusinessCast. Our interview guest is Philippe Sommer, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Darden. We also hear from a student in the Darden Incubator whose new startup is all fun and games. Also in the news: “American Express OPEN President Speaks at Darden,” and “Faculty Appointed to Professorial Chairs.”