Graduate Blog / Author: Dan Edmonson

Dan Edmonson

Dolcedonne

I was one of several members of Babson’s One-Year and Two-Year MBA programs who recently participated in the elective abroad titled Analyzing Business Opportunities in Latin America.  The elective took us to Chile, where we were provided the fascinating opportunity to meet “Entrepreneurs” of all Kinds from South America.  We visited a diverse set of…

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Entrepreneurship and Environmental Sustainability in Chile

The 2015 Chilean elective abroad provided several opportunities for our group to visit fascinating and fun Chilean start-ups.  On the trip’s third day, we met Oscar Munoz, founder of Green Glass, at his home and corporate headquarters.  His company found a way to derive value from something most people think of as trash — discarded…

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Elective Abroad 2015: Preparation for the Chilean Experience

Babson takes pride in the strength of its international MBA recruitment efforts and in the diverse campus culture they produce.  Babson students have the opportunity to work with classmates from around the globe and develop a better understanding of the world around them.  The lasting relationships that may form during a student’s participation in the…

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Elective Abroad 2015: Chile

Babson’s MBA program introduces students to the global business landscape through course content, lectures and projects, and through its diverse international community.  In addition to this comprehensive analysis of business around the world, Babson MBA students are presented an opportunity to enroll in an Elective Abroad, a short-term course offered during academic breaks in January,…

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Course Review: Innovation & Experimentation

Babson’s MBA program debuted an exciting new class in the Fall 2014 semester, Innovation & Experimentation, which comprehensively covers the process of creating new products or services and improving those which already exist.  The course is essentially broken down into two sections: one covering the process of product or service development, and the other focused…

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Course Review: New Venture Creation

The strength of Babson’s entrepreneurship curriculum can not only help students derive invaluable insights into the process of launching a new business, but can also compel ideating entrepreneurs to turn their dreams into realities.  I participated in a class this fall, New Venture Creation, which directly applied the school’s Entrepreneurial Thought and Action methodology to…

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Babson Alumni Spotlight: Ron Ayotte

I recently spoke with Ron Ayotte, founder of I4class, to discuss his new venture. I4class is a web application that helps teachers and students collaborate with one another.  Teachers can use the application to observe students’ work and progress on assignments and to better understand how they approach problems in real time.  Teachers can then…

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Babson Alumni Spotlight: Mark Wallace ’14

I recently caught up with recent Babson MBA graduate Mark Wallace to discuss Parlor Skis, a venture launched by Mark and two of his fellow alpine ski team members and former classmates at Williams College.  The company creates custom, built-to-order skis to provide users with a unique ski-buying and riding experience.  This is accomplished through…

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Back at the Shelf: Sanjiv Patel | Babson Alumni Spotlight

Like most MBA students, business is my world. On every personal trip to the grocery store, I bring with me an inner-voice that considers the establishment’s inventory turnover rate, business model differentiation, and its industry’s strategic barriers to entry. Every once in a while, I come across a brand that really stands out and requires…

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Artists & Entrepreneurs

Artists and entrepreneurs face similar sets of objectives and challenges. Aspiring entrepreneurs and the artistically inclined are often driven to accomplish something that has never been done before. Both pursuits require persistence, creativity, and various degrees of risk taking. Babson has established its reputation as a world leader in entrepreneurial education over the past several…