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Babson Entrepreneurship Professor Joel Shulman Ranked #1 Large Cap Blend Equity Manager By Pensions & Investments

Babson Entrepreneurship Professor Joel Shulman, who pioneered investing in publicly-traded entrepreneurial companies through his company EntrepreneurShares, LLC, has been ranked the #1 US Large Cap Blend Equity Manager for separate accounts by Pensions & Investments for the five year period ending March 31, 2015. His US Mid Cap strategy ranked #5 for gross returns in…

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Retiring Professors Honored for Service to Babson College

Five retiring Babson faculty members were recently honored for their outstanding service to the College. Said Babson’s Dean of Faculty Carolyn Hotchkiss, “As active scholars, our retiring faculty made significant contributions to the world’s knowledge of business and entrepreneurship, and we will miss their dedication to our students’ success.” Watch Dean Hotchkiss’ presentation at the…

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Kent Jones on Ending the US Trade Embargo Against Cuba

Prof. Kent Jones has been following the debate over ending the decades-old US trade embargo against Cuba, recently loosened by President Obama.  In “The Coming Boom in US-Cuba Trade” he notes that, before Castro, the US was Cuba’s largest trading partner and its major source of foreign investment.  Economic models of trade intensity predict that…

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James Hunt’s Landscape Photography is Featured in Griffin Museum of Photography Exhibition – Thru March, 2015

Associate Professor of Management James Hunt is a featured photographer in The Photography Atelier 21 exhibit of artwork at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA from March 5-29, 2015. Professor Hunt’s gallery of images entitled, Spirituality and a Sense of Place: The Quabbin Wilderness, centers on nature, the environment and the spirit of…

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Mary O’Donoghue’s Short Story is Nominated for Prestigious Literary Prize

  Associate Professor of English Mary O’Donoghue’s short story “Jules Verne Seeks Dreamers for Long-Distance Travel in Time” has just been nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize. The story appeared in the spring 2014 issue of the quarterly literary journal The Georgia Review, and is described in the Editorial as “literally out-of-this-world (some of the…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…