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…

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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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Donna Kelley Interviewed About Global Entrepreneurship Monitor U.S. Report

Professor Donna Kelley discusses the findings from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2011 U.S. Report with Peter Marx of Business Insider. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor is the largest research program on entrepreneurship globally. Donna is a co-author of the report.

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses: New Program Update

By: Patricia Greene Professor of Entrepreneurship This month we kicked off a new component of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) through a partnership between the Goldman Sachs Foundation and the Tory Burch Foundation. This program is complementary to our core program and uses an adaptation of the 10KSB curriculum content and our unique…

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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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Goldman Sachs Builders and Innovators Summit – It’s About the People

This post originally appeared on Forbes. I wear a lot of hats these days and they all represent something about entrepreneurship. The thing I love about this is that these hats are often passports to meet and learn from great people. Last week was an exceptional experience in my ongoing entrepreneurial exploration – it was…

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Professor Julie Levinson Discusses Her Book, The American Success Myth on Film

Babson Professor Julie Levinson discusses her new book, The American Success Myth on Film, during an interview with Peter Marx of Business Intelligence. The book explores myths set forth by films and how the myths relate to the notion of success and work in America.

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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…

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Bobby Valentine; failed leadership?

This post originally appeared in the blog, Influence Without Authority.  It’s always dangerous to make direct business analogies from sports, but there are some useful things to learn from the firing of Bobby Valentine as Red Sox manager. First of all, it is quite common for the designated leader to either be over-blamed or over-praised…

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Romney; Caught in The Power trap

This post was originally published in The Providence Journal eEdition, Oct. 2, 2012. I don’t usually comment on politics, but recent events involving Mitt Romney were vivid reminders of how readily high-powered people (and lower power-people from their sides) fall into predictable patterns of self-defeating behavior. In recent days, Mitt Romney has been savaged for writing off 47% of the…

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