In Chapter 15 of 21 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, business school professor Ben Hallen answers "How Do You Balance Statistical Modeling and Interviewing to Better Understand and Deconstruct Relationships?" Hallen does both because each has its strength. Interviewing provides rich insight that is often unexpected. Statistical analysis - quantitative or empirical analysis - offers the ability to look at large patterns and draw conclusions between inputs and associated outcomes. He applies these approaches in understanding how entrepreneurs and venture capitalists form relationships. 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.