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Banning “Work from Home”: Marissa Mayer’s Attempt to Build Collaboration Likely to Yield Alienation

By: Danna Greenberg Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior As a management professor, I spend a lot of time with executives on the topic of organizational culture and how to build a united organization with shared values. This issue becomes even more important when organizations are in crises. So from this end, I applaud the CEO…

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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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Entrepreneurial Action = Feel + Play + Observe + Create + Think

The entrepreneurship field is asking for something new. This became evident when we presented to a standing room only audience at the recent USASBE conference in Nashville.  We presented a talk entitled “Entrepreneurship Pedagogy: Known Worlds and New Frontiers” and outlined three current worlds that entrepreneurship educators teach in. The first is the Entrepreneur World…

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“Packaging” The Haiti Fundraising Telethon

It will be interesting to track how this Friday’s Haiti fundraising telethon “packages” this most horrifying tragedy. Major fundraisers featuring primarily rock-era music performances had a 30 year history at this point, which begins with 1971’s Concert for Bangladesh, a Madison Square Garden show (and later film) that George Harrison organized to call attention to…

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Underwear Bomber & 9/11 Culture

In my book, 9/11 Culture, I took note of the fact that the two most famous alleged terrorists in US custody (the so-called shoe bomber) and Zacarais Moussaoui are both Black Europeans.  African American journalist Sheryl McCarthy suggested that the last thing African Americans need is to have the first guys tried in the US…

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Entrepreneurship Requires Practice

Entrepreneurship is often thought of as a process – a process of identifying an opportunity, understanding resource requirements, acquiring resources, planning, and implementing.  But the word “process” assumes known inputs and known outputs as in a manufacturing process.  For example, building a car on an assembly line is a manufacturing process.  You know all the…

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Developing Case Teaching Materials And Expertise

During this past week, a team from Babson has been managing and teaching the Banco de Chile – Babson College Chilean Entrepreneurship Educators Program – which involves 24 educators from 12 Chilean universities. The first face-to-face module in June, which explored the art and science of writing business cases, was led by Babson Professor Heidi…

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