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10KSB: Not Business As Usual

By Patricia G. Greene, Professor of Entrepreneurship We have learned the spot for a predictable point of inflection that generally happens about halfway through the second mod (day) of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a program where entrepreneurship meets economic development. This is the time when some set of the participating business owners ruffle their…

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…

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…

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…

Michael Chmura

Women Entrepreneurs NYC Launched To Expand Entrepreneurship In New York City

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and Citi announced this week the establishment of WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs New York City), an initiative to expand female entrepreneurship in New York City, with a special focus on underserved women and communities. Over the next three years, WE NYC will…

Michael Chmura

Marvin Gaye Verdict: “Vibe” Of Song As Important As Melody

The jury verdict in the copyright theft lawsuit against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke came out yesterday. The defendants were told to pay $7 plus million dollars in damages to Marvin Gaye’s estate for illegally copying his 1970s hit, “Gotta Give It Up” with their song, “Blurred Lines”. Composer and law professor Toni Lester has…

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…

Michael Chmura

Nonstandard Applications of Mathematics to Sports – Professor Cleary

Professor Rick Cleary will speak about “Some Nonstandard Applications of Mathematics to Sports” during a talk March 24th at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. “Thanks to the popularity of books like “Moneyball” by Michael Lewis, there has been a great increase in public awareness that statistical analysis has become a vital and…

Michael Chmura

Professor Brush Among Speakers At 2015 California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference

Entrepreneurship Division Chair and Professor Candy Brush will be among the speakers at the 2015 California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference  held at San Diego State University on March 5th and 6th, 2015. The goal of the conference is to unite California entrepreneurship educators, staff and thought leaders, facilitate sharing, and formulate new ideas that can be…