How Stanford PhD Program Turns Engineer into Social Scientist - Ben Hallen

In Chapter 7 of 21 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, business school professor Ben Hallen answers "Going into Your PhD Program at Stanford, How Did You Reconcile Your Engineering Background With the Expectations of Becoming a Social Scientist?" Hallen finds his engineering problem solving skills complement what his business strategy and social sciences program teaches about how people interact. Hallen is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Management and Organization at University of Maryland. Hallen earned his PhD from Stanford University and its Stanford Technology Venture Program (STVP). He has been a startup CTO and graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science.