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Will the Real Sustainability Leader Please Stand Up?

S. Sinan Erzurumlu, Associate Professor of Technology and Operations Management A new generation of entrepreneurs, leaders, and thinkers can shift the management paradigm from traditional business to sustainable business. When I speak with various managers and entrepreneurs (in mining, high tech, clean tech, energy, manufacturing, services), they proudly (and rightfully) mention their sustainability efforts. While…

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The Economic Case for Malala’s Nobel

Megan Way, Kent Jones, and Lidija Polutnik, Professors at Babson College Malala Yousafzai has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, based on her personal courage in response to her attempted assassination and her devotion to the cause of education for young girls and women around the world. These factors alone make a good case…

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Apple at the Cliff…Can It Reach the Cloud?

Will Apple follow Microsoft and Nokia, or a new different drummer? By: Marty Anderson, Senior Lecturer in Management About a year ago, I wrote a blog piece that argued Apple’s Mountain Lion exhibited a “command” structure that was heavily based upon the social network patterns of American teenagers, and that it could easily be a…

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Five Practices of Entrepreneurs Inside and Out

This post originally appeared on Babson Insight. By Heidi Neck All people can learn to think and act entrepreneurially and do so in various contexts. However, our current definitions of entrepreneurship are fostered by an ongoing rhetoric. Today’s narrative mythologizes super heroes—entrepreneurs who are born, not made; geniuses with the brilliant idea working alone in…

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How Women Entrepreneurs Are Transforming Economies and Communities

This post originally appeared on Forbes. By: Candida Brush Chair, Entrepreneurship Division For the first time in 13 years, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) study of 59 economies shows that women are creating businesses at a greater rate than men in three economies and in four others, the rates are nearly equal. In Ghana, Nigeria…

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Can Pharma Find the Right Course?

This article originally appeared in the Babson Insight Life Sciences Issue. Factors transforming Big Pharma and why its business model must change The pharmaceutical industry is in the middle of a perfect storm. First, what has been termed a patent cliff has materialized with more than $150 billion in drugs coming off patent worldwide in…