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Babson College Police Department Gives Back with Big Brothers Big Sisters Day

As the youngest of two older brothers, Javier Valdivieso, now 26, a police officer at Babson College Police Department always knew he wanted to become a Big Brother. “I wanted to wait for the right time so I could commit 100%” said Valdivieso.  “It came naturally for me to want to give back to a…

Faculty & Leadership

Babson Global — Shaping Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurial Leaders

Shahid Ansari, chief executive officer, Babson Global and Provost, Babson College, explains how extending Entrepreneurial Thought And Action ® to new populations puts the power of entrepreneurship ─ as the greatest force for social and economic value creation ─ into the hands of tomorrow’s entrepreneurial leaders. Shahid Ansari Chief Executive Officer, Babson Global sansari@babson.edu

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Why Food Entrepreneurship Matters

Food Sol Director Rachel Greenberger (http://www.foodsol.org/; @Food_Sol; @businessforfood) posts a Food Day blog on the importance of entrepreneurial leadership in bringing tangible change to the global food systems marketplace. Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable,  and sustainable food. Rachel’s Food Day blog:  http://www.foodday.org/why_food_entrepreneurship_matters

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Babson Entrepreneurs Make Finalist Stage Of MassChallenge 2012

Ten Babson entrepreneurs from nine new startups are among the 125 finalists for the 2012 MassChallenge competition. All 125 finalists will receive 3+ months of intensive mentorship and other free resources including office space and introductions to customers and funding sources. In October, a final round of judging will identify the 10-20 startups which will…

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How Many Angels Make An Entrepreneur? Patti Greene Answers In Forbes Blog

    How many angels? Patti Greene, Contributor     Angel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   Ecosystem. Ecosystem.  Ecosystem.  I admit I am obsessed with the idea of the ultimate entrepreneurship ecosystem.  What does it really take in an environment to stimulate and nurture people in starting and growing businesses?  We know a lot about the what…

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Professor Elaine Allen Talks Baseball Statistics on Bloomberg TV

Elaine Allen, Babson statistics & entrepreneurship professor, talks about the use of baseball data analysis for corporate management on April 5th with Tom Keene on Bloomberg Television’s “Surveillance Midday”.  Conversation based on her article, Fair or Foul, in QP.

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Auto-Analytics = Big Improvement In Job Performance

The Wall Street Journal; April 2, 2012 “Employees Measure Yourselves” — A new wave of technologies called auto-analytics allows workers to analyze how much time they spend working on their computer. H. James Wilson, a senior researcher at Babson Executive Education, writes about the new technologies and how they can encourage workers and make  them healthier and more…

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New Study: Do Women Work Harder Than Men?

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship Caroline Daniels interviews on NECN about a new study that shows women work harder than men.  

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A Cup Of Rice Feeds Understanding Of Social Context

In January I  went with a large group of Babson students to Ghana. In the evenings, students meet with individuals who have concerns about their own businesses, most of which are located in a small kiosk, in the market, or on the side of the road. As always, the students find grappling with the everyday…

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The Underlying Mental Model Of The Entrepreneurial Leader

In Chapter one of The New Entrepreneurial Leader, I wrote, “Entrepreneurs need the skills and the knowledge to define the world rather than be defined by it” (p. 25). The most thought-provoking and still not completely answered question is how do entrepreneurs define the world? I offer a way of thinking called cognitive ambidexterity that…