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The Future of Work: Adapt or Be Left Behind

Post by David Finger A global pool of on-demand talent is now available at our fingertips creating opportunities for entrepreneurs and corporations alike. With with this new opportunity comes new managerial, technical, and social challenges. Organizations must figure out how to best utilize the global workforce, from hiring to management, or be overtaken by those who…

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Blockchain Is Not Magic

Post by Douglas Antin Wait…What’s Blockchain Again? Ok, so maybe you or someone you know could use a brief explanation on what blockchain is again. Blockchain enables peer to peer (P2P) transactions using complex math with a lot of computing power (cryptographic functions) to remove the need for a middleman to enforce the transaction. Removing…

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6 Reasons Why Entrepreneurship is a Match for Gen Z

By Erika Buckley, Communications and Development Associate for The Lewis Institute’s Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership Programs. As Generation Z heads off to college, a whole new cohort is poised to enter the workforce. These young people value creativity, admire innovation, and are not afraid to work hard. Sounds like all the ingredients necessary for an entrepreneurial…

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Entrepreneurship and its Potential in Miami

Guest post by Babson College Professor Donna Kelley, co-author of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report Miami is booming with startups. According to the most recent United States Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) survey—22 percent of working age adults in Miami are starting or running new businesses, compared to the national average of 12.6…

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The Growing Field of Corporate Social Innovation

Earlier this year, Senior Fellows in Social Innovation Bradley Googins and Philip Mirvis released a white paper for The Conference Board looking at the growing field of Corporate Social Innovation (CSI). This white paper, The New Business of Business: Innovating for a Better World, identifies three interlocking challenges businesses face today: “shareholder demands for growth,…

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Women Make Gains as Largest Massachusetts Nonprofit Leaders: Babson Professors Greenberg and Murphy Research Gender and Racial Diversity on Local Boards

The number of women chief executives at the largest 150 Massachusetts nonprofits grew in recent years, accounting for 26 percent of those jobs, up three percent from two years ago. These findings were recently released in the report, Modest Gains, Robust Benefits, as part of the third biennial Census of Women Directors and Chief Executives of…

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Values, Value, or Politics?

By Cheryl Y. Kiser, Executive Director of The Lewis Institute & the Babson Social Innovation Lab. For many years we have been in conversation with our students and business leaders about the changing role of business in society. We have discussed the challenges of doing well (economic value) and doing good (social value) simultaneously. We…

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The Importance of Ethics in Business Education

Babson management professors James Hunt, Melissa Manwaring and Danna Greenberg are contributing authors to Educating for Responsible Management: Putting Theory into Practice published by the Principles for Responsible Management Education and Greenleaf Publishing.  They have authored a chapter entitled Walking the Talk: Empowering undergraduate business students to act on their own values. This chapter outlines…

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Babson Students Selected for LinkedIn’s Inaugural Campus Editor Program

Andrea Reeves MSEL’16 and Daniel Coley ‘18 have been chosen to join LinkedIn’s first-ever Campus Editor Program – a new initiative helping to bring dynamic #StudentVoices to the platform’s 400+ million members. Within the group, Andrea and Daniel proudly represent Babson College – the only institution from which more than one student has been selected…

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