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Cheryl Kiser

T Minus 6 Days to Babson Food Day

As the count down to the 4th Annual Babson Food Day begins, I am smiling all over thinking about how this spirited and absolutely delicious event has taken root over the years. Part of the nationwide Food Day movement, Babson Food Day is designed to be open, accessible, inspiring and relevant to everyone. Though we…

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Cheryl Kiser

Creating Social Value

What does it really take to create lasting social value within an organization? Bringing academics, MBA students and active practitioners together for the MBA course Social Value Creation Matters, we went on a 2-year journey to find out. Students were invited to arm themselves with the knowledge they would need to create social value by…

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Cheryl Kiser

Big D Tapping into the Entrepreneurial Spirit

A week ago we launched eProv Studio as part of Babson’s Social Innovation Lab. Our first engagement was with a room of enthusiastic, creative, highly engaged and curious 50+ year olds at a pre-conference session for The Institute for the Ages’ Seventh Annual Conference on Positive Aging in Sarasota, Florida. At eProv Studio we believe…

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Cheryl Kiser

FROM RHETORIC TO REALITY… ISN’T IT TIME!!!

It is finally time to move the often over-used rhetoric of “Our people are our greatest asset” to reality. When employees are treated well, valued for who they are, what they know, who they know and their personal resources a company has more than a win win. They will activate their employees discretionary effort. .…

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Cheryl Kiser

Good Business Fridays: Cultivating Social Innovation

Tomorrow marks our second Good Business Friday of the school year. These weekly conversations are a way to accelerate your journey around social value creation and amplify your impact in the space.  There’s something very special and almost counter-intuitive about the model. So much of our work at Babson is about purposeful, strategic action, It’s…

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Cheryl Kiser

Honoring Len Schlesinger: Chief Changemaker

Babson is a unique community that regularly attracts people looking to make a significant change in the status quo. Tapping into our entrepreneurial spirit, many of us in the Babson Community are oriented toward seeing things differently and discovering new outcomes to existing dilemmas—both on and off campus. The Lewis Institute celebrates these Changemakers and…

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Cheryl Kiser

StartingBloc: Incubating Social Innovators

Every year I’m reminded about the power of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action when I come to StartingBloc. I’ve been involved with the organization in a variety of capacities since its founding in 2005. Now as a member of the Board of Directors I have the pleasure of presenting at their Institute for Social Innovation each…

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Cheryl Kiser

Microsoft’s Sid Espinosa Reflects on Corporate Citizenship

Sid Espinosa, Microsoft’s Director of Corporate Citizenship, has a recent article in Venture Beat about corporate citizenship: Corporate philanthropy: Good for the Soul and Your Bottom Line. There’s no question what he says is important and very true – he cites a recent study from the Reputation Institute showing that “increasing local community engagement is…

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