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Closing Numbers From The Babson Entrepreneurship Forum

For those who love facts and figures, here are some stats about the 2009 Babson Entrepreneurship Forum:

30 speakers shared some hard-earned wisdom on entrepreneurship

9 different panel discussios were featured throughout the day

3 keynote speakers delivered addresses

650 attendees took part in the discussion

In the words of Fast Company co-founder Alan Webber, “This is a phenominal achivement, this conference, this day… This is the kind of stuff people should invest in.”

In delivering his keynote address at the close of the forum, Webber shared six of his 52 Rules of Thumb, his take on the ways to build successful companies and lead successful lives.

Webber also described two types of entrepreneurs: “Those who talk about what they’re going to do, and those who do.”

“Failure isn’t failing,” he said. “Failure is failing to try.”

– By Andrew Lightman M’11