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Rachel Greenberger

Attend the Summer Fancy Food Show (June 28-30) in NYC

For the last two years, I’ve had the great fortune to attend the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. Edibles from all corners of the globe and the entrepreneurs behind them attend: there are 2,400 exhibitors from 80 countries and regions and all imaginable categories within the retail food world. The Show attracts…

Teaching entrepreneurship in El Salvador

The morning teaching group decided to teach the basic concepts of accounting. We explained the debits and credits involved in the various assets, liabilities, and equity accounts. Since this was the most complex concept we have covered thus far it took a decent amount of activities and examples to get our points across in a…

Alternative Spring Break: El Salvador

Monday: Monday, the 16th of March, was our first day of work. We all woke up around 6am, had breakfast at 6.30am and left for the village in Ahuachapan around7.30am. There, some of us first bought some jewelries, aprons or other items made by the women of the co-op. Coffee was definitely the most popular product! We could either…

Championing Sports for Good

By Lindsey Kittredge, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Shooting Touch. I firmly believe Nelson Mandela’s creed that sport has the power to change the world. That is what gets me out of bed in the morning. Sport is omnipresent in our culture here in the US and around the world. It is engrained into so…

Insights from the Inside: Building the Team

This post is part of a series providing a road map for real world operational management of non-profits and social enterprises. The author, Gene Miller, has held a variety of high-stakes leadership positions in diverse industries through crisis periods and great successes. This series shares her results-based approach, presenting practical guides for how to get…

Jesseca Timmons

Notes from the Case Files: Finding the Stories

By Jesseca P. Timmons, a case writer in Entrepreneurial Studies and Social Entrepreneurship for The Lewis Institute at Babson College. Case studies are a little bit mysterious: where do they come from? Who writes them? How do we pick what companies to write about? The answer is, it’s a little bit different every time—but Babson…

Cheryl Kiser

Ashoka Changemaker Campuses: Acting into a New Way of Thinking

With some time to reflect on my experience last week at the annual Ashoka U Exchange, I see it as both an important marker on this journey of change and Social Innovation and a lovely reunion of friends and colleagues. It’s a time to celebrate where we as Babson are on this journey, where the…

Insights from the Inside: Think Beyond the Money

This post is part of a series providing a road map for real world operational management of non-profits and social enterprises. The author, Gene Miller, has held a variety of high-stakes leadership positions in diverse industries through crisis periods and great successes. This series shares her results-based approach, presenting practical guides for how to get…

Emily Weiner

Our Students Re-Imagining Business

In my four years here at Babson, I’ve noticed a sea change in our students and their commitment to challenging the status quo. To be sure, Babson students have always been wired differently and can be counted on to be up to something exciting. But more and more, our students are asking questions about the…

Insights from the Inside: The Sweet Spot

This post is part of a series providing a road map for real world operational management of non-profits and social enterprises. The author, Gene Miller, has held a variety of high-stakes leadership positions in diverse industries through crisis periods and great successes. This series shares her results-based approach, presenting practical guides for how to get…