How to Optimize and Expand Your Network - Ben Hallen

In Chapter 17 of 21 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, business school professor Ben Hallen answers "How Do You Teach Aspiring Entrepreneurs How to Use and Expand Their Networks?" As an educator, Hallen considers himself a consultant to his students, helping them use tools and approaches, including network theory, case studies, self-reflection, and relationship building fundamentals, to engage and develop. 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.