Dec 212010
 

Robert F. Bruner

Robert F. Bruner

This week the BusinessCast does 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.”

Dec 132010
 

Ming-Jer Chen

Ming-Jer Chen

Darden Professor Ming-Jer Chen, an expert in East-West strategies, stops by the studio this week to talk about managing business relationships between the U.S. and China. In the Darden headlines: “SSE students visit Darden for GBE,” and “New Products and Services Design Fair.”

Dec 062010
 

Lynn Isabella

Lynn Isabella

This week Abena sits down with Darden Professor Lynn Isabella to discuss Global Leadership. In this week’s news: “GEMBA Moving Forward,” “Dancing with the Darden Stars,” and “Darden Partners Share Good Cheer.”

Nov 222010
 

Lili Powell

Lili Powell

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.”

Nov 152010
 

Lyons Brown

Lyons Brown

We are joined this week by 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.”

Nov 102010
 

Peter Debaere

Peter Debaere

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.”

Nov 012010
 

Ken Eades

Ken Eades

This week we are joined by Darden Professor Ken Eades, who discusses looking at the nation’s economy through the eyes of Chief Financial Officers. In the headlines: “Sustainability – Cradle to Cradle,” “Innovations and Trends in Healthcare,” and “Value Investing.”

Oct 252010
 

The Darden BusinessCast celebrates its 150th episode with a conversation about Darden’s new website and social media outlets. For that conversation, we are joined by Darden’s Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives Maureen Wellen, and Julie Daum, Senior Director of Communications at Darden. In the news: “Welcome New Trustees,” “Lessons from the Start-up Nation,” and “Real Men Wear Purple.”

Oct 202010
 

Jon Megibow

Jon Megibow

Darden was visited this week by 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.”

Oct 112010
 

Everette Fortner

Everette Fortner

This week we 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.

Oct 042010
 

Philippe Sommer

Philippe Sommer

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.”

Oct 022010
 

Kulwant Rai

Kulwant Rai

This week we hear from Kulwant Rai, Research Director for the Tayloe Murphy Center at Darden, who discusses issues specific to the Latino community and banking. In the headlines: “DSA Helps Pakistan,” “Faculty Entrepreneurship,” and “The Value of the Media.”