Updated : Jan 15, 2020 in Feature

StubHub Chief Product and Technology Officer on Solving Problems and Listening to Customers

By Dave Hendrick After a summer internship with a major consulting firm following his First Year at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, StubHub…

Updated : Jan 15, 2020 in Announcement

Global Leaders to Speak at UVA Darden’s Leadership Speaker Series This Spring

By Dave Hendrick The University of Virginia Darden School of Business will welcome two distinguished global leaders to Grounds this spring as part of its Leadership Speaker Series.…

Updated : Jan 15, 2020 in Feature

On Changing Destiny: 20 Questions With Mastercard CFO Sachin Mehra

By Jay Hodgkins  University of Virginia Darden School of Business alumnus Sachin Mehra (MBA ’96) is the CFO of Mastercard, where he has risen through the…

Updated : Jan 15, 2020 in Feature

Diversity Practices: Challenges and Strategies

INSIGHTS FROM: Courtney McCluney WRITTEN BY: Seb Murray It’s been 50 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned discrimination on the basis of race.…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Feature

From Pack Line to the Bottom Line: UVA Basketball Provides Lessons in Darden-Led Exec Ed Program

By Jay Hodgkins After adding to his considerable coaching legacy by leading the Virginia Cavaliers to the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball championship, Tony Bennett’s patented…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Feature

Danaher President at UVA Darden on Finding Challenge, Fulfillment in a General Management Career

By Dave Hendrick  Kirk Hetherington (MBA ’11), president of Danaher subsidiary XOS, developed his interest in general management working with the Boy Scouts, specifically, as…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Feature

Race and Leadership: The Black Experience in the Workplace

INSIGHTS FROM:Laura Morgan Roberts WRITTEN BY:Seb Murray Diversity has become a booming, billion-dollar business, but there is little evidence that companies’ initiatives are delivering hard…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Feature

First: Do No Harm. Second: Strategize for Stakeholders After You Do.

INSIGHTS FROM:Andrew C. Wicks WRITTEN BY:Rebecca Little; Megan Juelfs On 1 January 2020, a new bill goes into effect in California that aims to reclassify contract workers,…

Updated : Dec 19, 2019 in Feature

How 5 UVA Darden Alumni Are Transforming Societies by Pursuing Their Purpose to Deliver Inclusive Growth

By Jay Hodgkins “Inclusive growth” — the wide diffusion of the benefits of an expanding economy in terms of opportunity, income, economic security and quality…

Updated : Dec 19, 2019 in Feature

High-Tech Teddy Bears and More From the Psychology of Technology Conference

By Julian Wyllie Imagine a future where stuffed animals, loaded with artificial intelligence (AI) instead of fluff, improve the emotional well-being of children in hospitals.…

Updated : Dec 19, 2019 in Feature

Danaher President on Finding Challenge, Fulfillment in a General Management Career

By Dave Hendrick Kirk Hetherington (MBA ’11), president of Danaher subsidiary XOS, developed his interest in general management working with the Boy Scouts, specifically, as…

Updated : Dec 06, 2019 in Announcement

UVA Darden Launches Online Course Coding for Managers, Designers and Entrepreneurs on Coursera

By Jay Hodgkins The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is launching an online specialization, Coding for Designers, Managers and Entrepreneurs. Registration for the Coursera-hosted, three-course…

Updated : Dec 06, 2019 in Feature

Venture Capitalists Raise Unique Fund With Profit and Purpose to Benefit UVA, Darden

By Dave Hendrick   University of Virginia Darden School of Business alumnus Sean Foote (MBA ’93) was initially skeptical when his former classmate, longtime friend and…

Updated : Dec 06, 2019 in Feature

The CEO-CFO Relationship and Executive Compensation

INSIGHTS FROM: Shane Dikolli WRITTEN BY: Michael Blanding When a new chief executive officer (CEO) comes into a company, it’s natural for the CEO to want…

Updated : Dec 03, 2019 in Feature

Darden Executive Education Program Offers ‘Profound’ Experiences for Diverse Communications Leaders

By Dave Hendrick For nearly two decades, a unique executive education program has played a significant role in promoting the growth of leaders of color…

Updated : Dec 03, 2019 in Feature

How to Design for Real Race-Intelligent Inclusion

INSIGHTS FROM: Martin N. Davidson WRITTEN BY: Seb Murray Diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives are ubiquitous, yet black people remain acutely underrepresented at senior levels. In…

Updated : Nov 21, 2019 in Feature

The Career Pivot: 6 Lessons for the New Employee

INSIGHTS FROM:Joseph W. Harder WRITTEN BY: Seb Murray First impressions count, and anyone starting a new job in a new company will feel the stakes…

Updated : Nov 15, 2019 in Feature

Entrepreneur Exits Successful Startup Helping Latin American Artisans to Explore Future Through UVA Darden

By Dave Hendrick Sophie Eckrich (Class of 2021) has had an acute curiosity regarding the disparity in global opportunity for as long as she can…

Updated : Nov 15, 2019 in Feature

Bias-Busting Algorithms: Can AI Help VCs Diversify their Deals?

INSIGHTS FROM:Morela Hernandez; Roshni Raveendhran WRITTEN BY:Gosia Glinska By some measures, things are looking up for female entrepreneurs. So far this year, according to recent data…

Updated : Nov 12, 2019 in Feature

The Chinese Economy: Regulation vs. Shadow Banking

INSIGHTS FROM: Kinda Hachem WRITTEN BY: Simon Constable  Shadow banking is on the rise in China. China Beige Book, which studies independent data on the Chinese…

Updated : Nov 12, 2019 in Announcement

$3M Gift Powers New Scholarships for Military Students at UVA Darden

By Kristen Keesee The University of Virginia Darden School of Business today announced a new gift to support members of the military through full scholarships to the…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Feature

Lean Hospitals? How Lessons from Manufacturing Can Improve Health Care

Lean thinking — the philosophy of maximizing customer value while minimizing waste — has long been hailed as a panacea for low productivity and poor…

Updated : Oct 22, 2019 in Feature

New Book Details Singular Life of Biotech Pioneer, UVA Darden Alumnus Henri Termeer

By Dave Hendrick John Hawkins never expected to be life sciences visionary Henri Termeer’s (MBA ’73) biographer. In December 2016, a retired Termeer invited Hawkins…

Updated : Oct 15, 2019 in Feature

Marketing in China: 6 Lessons

INSIGHTS FROM: Kimberly A. Whitler; Genie Ko Marketing principles have largely been conceived by Westerners and exported globally. Look at any list of the top marketing textbooks…

Updated : Oct 10, 2019 in Feature

Startup Survival and the Power of Place

INSIGHTS FROM: Siddharth Vedula WRITTEN BY: Asif Mehedi It’s a fact — startups are tough. One in three new firms will shut down within two…

Updated : Oct 08, 2019 in Announcement

Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project Wins 2019 P3 Impact Award

The Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society, and Concordia announced the Bioko Island…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Feature

10 Recommendations for the Resilient Family Business

INSIGHTS FROM: Alana Wall; June West Family businesses are unique and complex; they have aspects and layers to them that are unlike any other organizations. Interesting…

Updated : Oct 02, 2019 in Feature

How Three Recent MSBA Grads Enhanced Their Skill Sets and Elevated Their Careers

By Core Mittenberg The University of Virginia’s Master of Science in business analytics program is already making a huge positive difference in the lives of its graduates.…

Updated : Oct 01, 2019 in Feature

Mental Accounting: Debt, Financial Nihilism and the Comfortably Numb Effect

INSIGHTS FROM: Ronald T. Wilcox; Yi Zhang Exceeded only by mortgage debt, the aggregate amount of student loan debt held by U.S. residents surpasses all other types…

Updated : Oct 01, 2019 in Feature

How Can Tech Innovation Reshape Biopharmaceutical Industry Amid Increasing Scrutiny?

By Dave Hendrick The biopharmaceutical industry is in a period of transition. Medicine is becoming more precise, ROI for traditional drug development is drifting downward…

Updated : Sep 24, 2019 in Feature

The 4 A’s of Strategic Execution: The Second 2 — Architecture and Agility

INSIGHTS FROM: Scott A. Snell; Kenneth J. Carrig WRITTEN BY: Aine Doris For an introduction to the 4A strategy model, please see Strategic Execution: Performance Excellence With…

Updated : Sep 24, 2019 in Feature

UVA Darden the Common Bond Through Mastercard CFO Transition

By Seb Murray When Mastercard’s highly regarded CFO Martina Hund-Mejean (MBA ’88) announced her decision to step down in February after more than a decade…

Updated : Sep 20, 2019 in Feature

The ‘Streaming Wars:’ 5 Big Questions on Netflix, Disney Plus and the Future of Online Video

INSIGHTS FROM:Rajkumar Venkatesan WRITTEN BY: Dave Hendrick Another day, another new streaming video platform. An industry that Netflix once largely had to itself is now…

Updated : Sep 19, 2019 in Feature

Reimagining Agriculture: A Q&A with Beanstalk Farm

INSIGHTS FROM: Rebecca Duff From record temperatures searing vines in French wine regions to widespread flooding across the Midwest “breadbasket” of the United States, extreme…

Updated : Sep 19, 2019 in Feature

Indonesian Ambassador Discusses Economic Opportunity, Global Trade Skirmishes at UVA Darden

By Dave Hendrick In the wake of the Asia monetary crisis of 1997, Indonesia — riven by social unrest and a collapsing economy — was…

Updated : Sep 17, 2019 in Feature

The Critical Role of Ethical Considerations: 5 Insights From UVA Darden Faculty

INSIGHTS FROM: James R. Detert; R. Edward Freeman; Justin J. Hopkins; Luann J. Lynch; Bidhan L. Parmar; Andrew C. Wicks WRITTEN BY: Dave Hendrick Ethical malfeasance at major corporations sometimes makes…

Updated : Sep 13, 2019 in Feature

A Stakeholder Approach to Fighting Malaria in Equitorial Guinea

INSIGHTS FROM: Andrew C. Wicks WRITTEN BY: Maggie Morse THE SOCIAL CHALLENGE Health Care For generations, families on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, have lived with the…

Updated : Sep 12, 2019 in Feature

Fact or Fiction? Debunking the Founder Myth

INSIGHTS FROM:David Touve WRITTEN BY: Gosia Glinska No matter how many times it’s been debunked, the myth of the iconic founder comes back with a…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Feature

The 4 A’s of Strategic Execution: The First 2 — Alignment and Ability

INSIGHTS FROM: Scott A. Snell;  Kenneth J. Carrig WRITTEN BY: Aine Doris To re-cap, the 4A model of strategic execution is a system of interrelated and…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Feature

UVA Darden, The House Inc. Develop DC-Area Young Leaders Through First EmpowerMEnt Leadership Institute Class

By Jessica Streufert The EmpowerMEnt Leadership Institute’s first class has earned its Certificate in Leadership. At a presentation in Washington, D.C., the occasion was marked…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Feature

Low-Grade to High-End: Waking Up the Myanmar Coffee Market

INSIGHTS FROM Mary Margaret Frank WRITTEN BY: Maggie Morse THE SOCIAL CHALLENGE Economic Development Most of the world’s commercial-grade coffee farmers are not paid enough…

Updated : Aug 15, 2019 in Feature

Quick Fixes: Speedier Service in the Emergency Department

INSIGHTS FROM: Ozlem Yildiz WRITTEN BY: Katherine Bowers A cut that needs stitches, an asthma attack, back pain — common reasons for emergency department visits that…

Updated : Aug 13, 2019 in Feature

Darden First Year Internships Span Industries, Functions and Locations Around the World

By Mary Shea Watson As rising University of Virginia Darden School of Business Second Years conclude their MBA internships and prepare to return to Grounds, the past…

Updated : Aug 13, 2019 in Feature Expert

The Smithfield Acquisition: ShuangHui Buys the Whole Hog

INSIGHTS FROM: Ming-Jer Chen, Gerry Yemen, Ruo Jia WRITTEN BY: Seb Murray THE BIG IDEA Founded in Virginia in 1936, Smithfield Foods grew to become the…

Updated : Aug 13, 2019 in Feature

Venture Showcase, $25,000 Prize Highlight End of 2019 UVA Darden Summer Incubator

By Jessica Nelson The University of Virginia Darden School of Business hosted the UVA and Charlottesville communities at the W.L. Lyons Brown III i.Lab for a showcase of the…

Updated : Aug 13, 2019 in Feature

Learning Goes Global on Darden Worldwide Courses

By Jay Hodgkins University of Virginia Darden School of Business students this spring traveled to more than a dozen countries on Darden Worldwide global courses, getting face-to-face…

Updated : Aug 08, 2019 in Feature

The Mathematics Behind Exploding Offers

INSIGHTS FROM: Sasa Zorc WRITTEN BY: Asifur Mehedi Attracting top talent is among the most important — and most challenging — responsibilities of any manager.…

Updated : Aug 05, 2019 in Feature

Under the Influence: Influencer Marketing

INSIGHTS FROM: Lalin Anik, Rajkumar Venkatesan, Kimberly A. Whitler Instagram recently announced a new way companies can reach potential customers: branded content ads. The advertising technique will amplify…

Updated : Aug 05, 2019 in Announcement

UVA Darden Welcomes Seven New Professors to Start 2019–20 Academic Year

By Dave Hendrick   The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is welcoming seven new professors to start the 2019–20 academic year. The new professors will…