Creating Social Value

Notes from the Case Files: Mission Accomplished

By Jesseca P. Timmons, a case writer in Entrepreneurial Studies and Social Entrepreneurship for The Lewis Institute at Babson College. After spending six months writing our case on Year Up, I really wanted to be there when Gerald Chertavian attended Ed Marram’s Managing a Growing Business class as a guest speaker. Ed and I were…

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Lean for Social Innovation: Yes to TPS

By Wade Vincent, Toyota Production System advisor. This post is part of a series that explores how Toyota Production System (TPS) concepts are applied in the nonprofit sector to support social innovation. Posts include the opinions of thought leaders and Babson student perspectives. I have worked for Toyota for 15 years in many capacities –…

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10 FME Good Business Fridays Takeaways

By Irene Laochaisri and Katherine Hendrickson, Babson Undergraduate Students and Undergraduate Scholars at The Lewis Institute. On Friday Sept 12th we kicked off Good business Fridays with a conversation about how good business practices can be integrated into FME businesses to maximize their potential. Here are our top 10 take-aways from that discussion: 1. Get…

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Escape From Alcatraz: Using Everyday Entrepreneurship to Unlock Innovation

By Craig Bida, Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at The Lewis Institute and independent marketing, communications and strategy consultant focused on creating economic and social value. As a strategist and consultant, I work with organizations of all kinds and across all sectors, from companies to non-profits, social enterprises, foundations even government agencies. One thing I’ve…

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Lean for Social Innovation: Students and Toyota Activate Social Change

By Wiljeana Jackson Glover, Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations and Information Management at Babson College. This post is the first in a series that explores how Toyota Production System (TPS) principles were applied at the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) to support social innovation. Posts include the opinions of thought leaders and Babson student perspectives.…

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Notes from the Case Files: Learning by Doing

By Jesseca P. Timmons, a case writer in Entrepreneurial Studies and Social Entrepreneurship for The Lewis Institute at Babson College. In the fascinating six-month process of writing a case on Year Up, we learned Year Up is very different from most other organizations which focus on inner city youth. Unlike Teach for America or City…

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Creating Social Value Where Opportunity Knocks

By Nisha Munshi, Babson MBA Student and Sr. Regulatory Nutrition Specialist for Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. “You’re a Registered Dietitian and you work for Dunkin’ Donuts?” A bit of an oxymoron, right? I thought so too until I took Babson’s Social Value Creation (SVC) Matters class. After three years of working as a regulatory nutrition specialist,…

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Seeds of Fortune at CGI U

By Nitiya Walker, Babson College Undergraduate student. 1,100 innovative student leaders, 700 commitments to action, 3 days, and 1 university brought together future ideas that could possibly enhance our world’s next generation of leaders. The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) focuses on areas of education, environment, climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation,…

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MindSnack: The Power of Together

Every once in a while it is just great to STOP and have a MindSnack. Small doses of meaningful diversions for mental energy… We at the Lewis Institute believe in the power of together: individuals thrive, and their needs are better met, within empowered collaborative communities. And when trying to address societal dilemmas through entrepreneurship,…

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Why Social Value Creation Matters

By David Brown, Babson MBA and Executive Director of Technology Underwriting Greater Good. When you think of yourself as well versed in a field, especially a field that you plan to spend your career in, it’s rare when a course can not only surprise you but also provide meaningful conversations that change your perceptions.  While…