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A Doctor, An Engineer, and An Entrepreneur Walk Into A Surgical Suite…

By Wiljeana Jackson Glover, Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations and Information Management at Babson College and Co-Faculty Director of the Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship. “Most intellectual training focuses on analytical skills. Whether in literary criticism or scientific investigation, the academic mind is best at taking things apart. The complementary arts of…

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From Kosovo to Babson: Accidentally, Then On Purpose

By Monika Rodiqi, Undergraduate student at Babson College and Undergraduate Scholar at The Lewis Institute. If you had asked me two years ago where I’d be now, I am afraid to say I wouldn’t even know what the name Babson represented. At the time, I had just returned home to Prishtina, Kosovo, after a year-long…

Emily Weiner

The Young Entrepreneur’s New Business Value

I’ve had the great pleasure of being involved with Babson’s Summer Study for High School Students in some capacity for the last six years, ranging from co-teaching modules about social responsibility with Cheryl Kiser to helping design and manage the overall program. I beamed with pride as I watched members of our first high school…

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Advancing a Culture of Health

For the past two decades, health has been identified as the number one social issue affecting business management.  Premiums have doubled over the past decade while coverage has decreased.  At the other end of the spectrum, some highly successful companies have invested in new health, wellness, and fitness practices that might pay dividends if they…

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Stopping the Cycle of Incarceration

By Jon Feinman M’10, Executive Director and Founder of InnerCity Weightlifting Our brains are wired to quickly categorize people and situations, which helps us navigate a complex and dangerous world. For example, if we see a group of young people standing together in a so-called “rough” area of a city, who look different, dress different,…

Babson at the Summer Fancy Food Show

Last month, five Babson MBAs engaged in food startups had the chance to attend the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City, marking the second year that Food Sol has arranged a cohort of students to attend the Show and its Education Sessions free of charge. Drawing 46,000 industry professionals and featuring 180,000 products…

Rachel Greenberger

Two Core Ingredients for Social Innovation

Earlier this year, in breakfast conversation with Social Innovator Award recipient Bill Bolling of the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Mike Brady of Greyston Bakery, a small group of us shared theories of change-making. The stories that Bill and Mike shared threaded through the notion of connectivity and collaboration. One of Bill’s superpowers is his…

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From Local to Global: Using ET&A to Jumpstart Social Innovation

Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® is the most powerful force on the planet for solving problems, starting ventures, and positively disrupting sectors that need change. Here at Lewis Institute we are always thinking of how we can accelerate putting this powerful tool in the hands of everyone. How do we allow young students starting out in…

Trend Spotting from Milan’s Seeds & Chips Conference

By Bandana Kaur, Graduate student at Babson College. The world we live in today is ridden with so much negativity and fear that finding simple pleasures in life is becoming harder and harder. And that is why I absolutely love working with food because, as simple as it sounds, food is an extremely powerful tool…