Business, Ethics & Society

Why High-Class People Can Sometimes Get Away With Incompetence

Confident people are seen as competent people. And people of higher social class tend to have more confidence than others — yet perceptions of their abilities tend to exceed their actual performance. Darden Professor Peter Belmi studies cycles of inequality and here explains what the phenomenon means for businesses and what to do to stop it.

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Three Things: Preparing for Financial Crisis

In this Three Things video, Darden Professor and Dean Emeritus Robert Bruner discusses how we know crises will recur and how we can personally prepare for them. 

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Strategic Marketing

A major driver of growth, marketing is a powerful business function. To help practitioners build effective marketing strategies in a dynamic marketplace, Darden experts explore important elements of this multifaceted area, including consumer psychology, customer relationship management, strategy, behavioral economics, marketing metrics and brand.

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Leveraging Difference

It’s impossible to lead in today’s global economy if you cannot negotiate diversity deftly. Darden experts shine a light on effective methods to leverage difference and the companies leading the way.

Leadership & Management

Leadership Style: A Case in Point on Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan

A study in basketball, team culture, effectiveness and star power: Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan had vastly different styles in leading their teams to victory, both on the court and off. Darden Professor Sean Martin discusses what we can learn from these all-star athletes and what sports have to do with organizational behavior.

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Strategic Marketing

A major driver of growth, marketing is a powerful business function. To help practitioners build effective marketing strategies in a dynamic marketplace, Darden experts explore important elements of this multifaceted area, including consumer psychology, customer relationship management, strategy, behavioral economics, marketing metrics and brand.

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Leveraging Difference

It’s impossible to lead in today’s global economy if you cannot negotiate diversity deftly. Darden experts shine a light on effective methods to leverage difference and the companies leading the way.

Leadership & Management

Leadership Style: A Case in Point on Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan

A study in basketball, team culture, effectiveness and star power: Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan had vastly different styles in leading their teams to victory, both on the court and off. Darden Professor Sean Martin discusses what we can learn from these all-star athletes and what sports have to do with organizational behavior.