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Babson Global — Shaping Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurial Leaders

Shahid Ansari, chief executive officer, Babson Global and Provost, Babson College, explains how extending Entrepreneurial Thought And Action ® to new populations puts the power of entrepreneurship ─ as the greatest force for social and economic value creation ─ into the hands of tomorrow’s entrepreneurial leaders. Shahid Ansari Chief Executive Officer, Babson Global sansari@babson.edu

How Many Angels Make An Entrepreneur? Patti Greene Answers In Forbes Blog

    How many angels? Patti Greene, Contributor     Angel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   Ecosystem. Ecosystem.  Ecosystem.  I admit I am obsessed with the idea of the ultimate entrepreneurship ecosystem.  What does it really take in an environment to stimulate and nurture people in starting and growing businesses?  We know a lot about the what…

A Cup Of Rice Feeds Understanding Of Social Context

In January I  went with a large group of Babson students to Ghana. In the evenings, students meet with individuals who have concerns about their own businesses, most of which are located in a small kiosk, in the market, or on the side of the road. As always, the students find grappling with the everyday…

The Underlying Mental Model Of The Entrepreneurial Leader

In Chapter one of The New Entrepreneurial Leader, I wrote, “Entrepreneurs need the skills and the knowledge to define the world rather than be defined by it” (p. 25). The most thought-provoking and still not completely answered question is how do entrepreneurs define the world? I offer a way of thinking called cognitive ambidexterity that…

On Analytics And Entrepreneurs

I do a lot of research and writing on analytics, and like seemingly everyone these days I am looking into the world of “big data.” Yesterday I had an interview with DJ Patil, one of the original “data scientists” (he coined the title!) at LinkedIn and a major guru in the big data world. He’s…

The Financial Challenge: Reconciling Social And Environmental Value With Shareholder Value

My chapter in The New Entrepreneurial Leader  has two main goals. First, to illustrate clear examples where social and environmental issues and the creation of shareholder value go hand-in-hand. These examples show clearly that companies can do good things for the environment and other stakeholders, while at the same time improving the bottom line and impacting their…

Who Am I? Entrepreneurial Leaders And Self-Awareness

Nan Langowitz, chapter author, The New Entrepreneurial Leader Book (www.newleaderbook.com) , discusses the importance of self-awareness in  shaping entrepreneurial leaders and building their unique competencies.                          

Diane Mulcahy Talks Entrepreneurship In Saudi Arabia

I left Riyadh just in time to avoid the flooding there, and am now in Jeddah on the west coast of Saudi Arabia. Earlier this week I spoke to an audience of men and women students and faculty at the College of Business Administration (CBA) here in Jeddah. After my talk on business and social…