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When the World is Your Classroom

By Janai Mungalsingh ’08, Manager of Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership Programs at Babson College. I’ve dedicated the last 15 years of my career to youth out-of-school-time programs. I describe my job as creating those “ah-ha” moments for young folks. While I have always understood and recognized the importance of classroom teachers in the learning process, I…

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A Doctor, An Engineer, and An Entrepreneur Walk Into A Surgical Suite…

By Wiljeana Jackson Glover, Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations and Information Management at Babson College and Co-Faculty Director of the Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship. “Most intellectual training focuses on analytical skills. Whether in literary criticism or scientific investigation, the academic mind is best at taking things apart. The complementary arts of…

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Advancing a Culture of Health

For the past two decades, health has been identified as the number one social issue affecting business management.  Premiums have doubled over the past decade while coverage has decreased.  At the other end of the spectrum, some highly successful companies have invested in new health, wellness, and fitness practices that might pay dividends if they…

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Stopping the Cycle of Incarceration

By Jon Feinman M’10, Executive Director and Founder of InnerCity Weightlifting Our brains are wired to quickly categorize people and situations, which helps us navigate a complex and dangerous world. For example, if we see a group of young people standing together in a so-called “rough” area of a city, who look different, dress different,…

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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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