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Lean for Social Innovation: Finding Allies

By Josh Eby ‘18. This post is the fourth in our Spring 2016 series that explores how the Toyota Production System (TPS) philosophy “people are our most valuable resource” is applied in real time at The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) by students in MIS 3535 Lean for Social Innovation. Posts include the opinions of…

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Positive Disruption We Can Learn From

Just about a month out from our Social Innovator Awards on April 7th, we are still finding ourselves moved by the experience of gathering together to celebrate our three honorees and a different way of looking at the role and purpose of business. The world certainly doesn’t need another award, we have plenty of them…

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A Social Innovator’s Journey

By Prabha Dublish, Undergraduate student at Babson College and Undergraduate Scholar at The Lewis Institute. In high school, I knew that I wanted to be involved with social entrepreneurship, but was constantly frustrated by the fact that very few colleges had programs supporting this interest. One day, I spontaneously went to an info session for…

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Inside the 2016 Future of Wearables Scramble™

By Stephen Douglass M ’12, Managing Director and Founder of Scramble Systems. At the 2016 Future of Wearables Scramble™ next week (April 21-22) at Babson College’s Schlesinger Innovation Center, students will envision the role that wearable technology can play on college campuses. Attendees will address emerging challenges in student health, happiness, and productivity—areas in critical…

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SheaMoisture Powers Access for Women

An exciting new partnership with SheaMoisture is enabling us to expand our Babson Summer Study scholarship opportunities for female rising junior and senior high school students. The SheaMoisture #BreaktheWalls Scholarship at Babson will provide full funding for 10 young women through parent company Sundial Brands’ Community Commerce education initiative. The scholarship is part of SheaMoisture’s national…

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Lean for Social Innovation: A Look at Impact

This post is the third in our Spring 2016 series that explores how the Toyota Production System (TPS) philosophy “people are our most valuable resource” is applied in real time at The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) by students in MIS 3535 Lean for Social Innovation. Posts include the opinions of thought leaders and Babson…

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Lean for Social Innovation: First Impressions

By Kayla Costa ’16. This post is the second in our Spring 2016 series that explores how the Toyota Production System (TPS) philosophy “people are our most valuable resource” is applied in real time at The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) by students in MIS 3535 Lean for Social Innovation. Posts include the opinions of…

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Lean for Social Innovation: People Are Our Most Valuable Resource

By Wiljeana Jackson Glover, Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations and Information Management at Babson College. This post is the first in our Spring 2016 series that explores how the Toyota Production System (TPS) philosophy “people are our most valuable resource” is applied in real time at The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) by students in…

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