How Small Business Owners Can Build Community

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) is one of Babson College’s primary economic development programs, focused on helping small business owners grow their business.  Since 2010 Babson has been the educational partner for the program, with responsibility for program design, training faculty and business advisors across the country for program delivery, guiding the alumni program,…

Posted in Entrepreneurship of All Kinds

Building Entrepreneurial Cultures

What do the  Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Summit,  Zappos, and Babson College have in common:  A shared  mission of building entrepreneurial cultures. I was honored and excited to again attend the annual Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Summit, this time held at Dove Mountain in Tuscon.  For this event GS gathers up 100 entrepreneurs (both…

Posted in Entrepreneurship of All Kinds

President’s May Update: A Conversation with Betsy Newman

President Schlesinger and Carolyn Hotchkiss, Dean of Faculty, speak with Dr. Betsy Newman, Vice President of Student Affairs and Program Strategy, who received her doctorate this month from the University of Pennsylvania.  Her dissertation focused on the development of a new Theory on Becoming an Entrepreneurial Leader, and the discussion reflects Babson’s distinctive approach to creating…

Posted in Strategy Updates

President’s March Update: A Conversation With 3 Babson Research Scholars

President Schlesinger and Carolyn Hotchkiss, Dean of Faculty, speak with Dessi Pachamanova, Associate Professor of Operations Research; Miguel Rivera-Santos, Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business; and Anne Roggeveen, Associate Professor of Marketing about their latest research and how they bring their research insights into the classroom.

Posted in Strategy Updates

Who Will Win The Oscars This Year? One Professor’s Predictions!

Who will take the Oscars this year?  Professor Julie Levinson,  Associate Professor of Film and Director of the Honors Program, makes her predictions: Best Picture: Argo Best Director: Steven Speilberg Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway Best Foreign Film: Amour Best Documentary: Searching for…

Posted in Entrepreneurship of All Kinds

President’s January Update: A Conversation with 3 of our Newer Faculty Members

President Schlesinger and Carolyn Hotchkiss, Dean of Faculty, speak with Nathan Karst, Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics;  Meghan MacLean, Assistant Professor of Science; and Gonzalo Chavez, Lecturer in Finance about their research interests and teaching experience at Babson.

Posted in Strategy Updates

President’s November Update: The Latest Work of the Entrepreneur Experience Lab (EEL)

President Schlesinger and Carolyn Hotchkiss, Dean of Faculty, converse with Heidi Neck, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, who is leading EEL, a design studio for invention and innovation in entrepreneurship education.

Posted in Strategy Updates

President’s September Update: Action-Learning Tools Transform The Classroom

President Schlesinger and Carolyn Hotchkiss, Dean of Faculty, have a conversation with two members of our faculty who are using technology-enabled tools to deliver their courses.

Posted in Strategy Updates

The American Success Myth on Film

From the 1920s to the present, success myth movies reveal profoundly conflicted attitudes toward success and work in America.  Collectively, these movies are part of an ongoing cultural conversation about how we define success and what is sacrificed in its pursuit.  Among the movies from the past decade that are discussed in The American Success…

Posted in Entrepreneurship of All Kinds

Update: Anderson On Mountain Lion

 Mountain Lion Launch Reveals Increasing Complexity in Apple’s Networked Interactions with Users and Ecosystem Suppliers; This Complexity Works for American Style Media Markets – But May Not Fit Well With Largest Global Markets Whose Mobile Social Computing Is Very Different;  And….the medium is the message….a blogosphere event that demonstrates the Mountain Lion potential to confuse…

Posted in Entrepreneurship of All Kinds