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Data & analytics

Financial Statement Analysis: A Primer

The financial statements and supporting disclosures required of public companies have the reputation for being dense, impenetrable documents. But when you reach the point you can “read” the story behind the numbers, you can understand a company’s strategy and its trajectory — not only where it has been, but, potentially, where it is headed.

Selection Sunday’s Not-So-Secret Ingredients: 5 Big Questions on Analytics and the NCAA Tournament

Darden Professor Robert Carraway, an avid basketball fan who teaches in Darden’s Quantitative Analysis area, offered his thoughts on selection criteria and the power and limits of advanced analytics.

Too Much of a Good Thing? Satiation and Satisfaction

Everything really is better in moderation: Research shows that once a person hits the satiation point, consuming more of something means enjoying it less. A new study by Professor Manel Baucells offers a model charting where that point is and what to do about it — with implications for business as well as optimizing your own personal experiences.

The Rise of Social Robots: How AI Can Help Us Flourish

MIT Professor Cynthia Breazeal, a keynote speaker at a recent Psychology of Technology Conference led by Darden Professor Roshni Raveendhran, shares insights about a new generation of social robots and their impact on human flourishing.

Learn to Code? Yes, Actually: 5 Big Questions on Coding

Is coding an essential job skill of the future? Should MBA students learn to code? Darden Professor Alex Cowan answers five questions on the building blocks of much of our digital world.

Netflix vs. Disney Plus: What’s Downstream for Streaming?

Home entertainment has transformed. In a matter of years, we’ve gone from rabbit ears on the television to — come the November debut of Disney Plus — mouse ears on streaming media. What does that mean for Netflix and other competitors? What will the future bring for these companies and consumers?

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

Studies show that gender bias in the venture capital (VC) industry hurts both female founders and has negative financial consequences for VC firms. Darden Professors Morela Hernandez and Roshni Raveendhran show how algorithm-aided, data-driven approaches can help investors mitigate bias and make better and more equitable funding decisions.

Enjoyment and Memory in Concert: The Ideal Set List

The psychology of the set list: How can we increase enjoyment of an experience in the moment and in our memories? And how can this be used in business? After all, memory drives good reviews, return business and lasting satisfaction. Luckily, there’s a mathematical model for it.

How Is Technology Transforming Humanity? Q&A with Darden Professor Roshni Raveendhran

Technology is reshaping the way we live, work, play and interact. Darden Professor Roshni Raveendhran, whose research sits at the intersection of psychology and technology, shares her insights about the opportunities novel technologies, such as artificial intelligence, create for humanity and the risks they pose.

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

Darden Professor Raj Venkatesan surveys the streaming video landscape and discusses what the future may hold for companies and consumers.