Graduate Blog / Author: Flip Sasser

On Leading Without Authority

Sunday afternoon marked the end of the three-day marathon that was the 10th Annual Babson Entrepreneurship Forum. The event, which featured nearly 70 speakers, panelists, and workshop leaders, has received praise from the Twitterverse, blogs, surveys, and face-to-face conversation. And it was run entirely by MBA students who were in the course of getting their MBA at the…

On Being Taught Entrepreneurship

Two weeks before I started at Babson, I had a long conversation with my mom about whether or not entrepreneurship could be taught. There was a great deal of back-and-forth, but all we came up with was, whether or not you can teach entrepreneurship, you can at least sell entrepreneurship education. When I arrived, starry-eyed…

The Numbers

I recently read an article in which the author discusses the number of people who came out of the woodwork to offer unsolicited advice when he started his business. He characterized these people like television news pundits: noisy and seemingly passionate, but made of flimsy stuff. The article resonated with me. I suffered through a…