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FROM RHETORIC TO REALITY… ISN’T IT TIME!!!

It is finally time to move the often over-used rhetoric of “Our people are our greatest asset” to reality. When employees are treated well, valued for who they are, what they know, who they know and their personal resources a company has more than a win win. They will activate their employees discretionary effort. .…

The Uncommon Table: Cultivating Breakthrough Interactions

One of the things I cherish about my work here at the Lewis Institute for Social Innovation is the ability to operate at the intersection of the worlds of business, community, academia and policy. I have always believed that when you are at that intersection you are able to mobilize and activate people to do…

Good Business Fridays: Cultivating Social Innovation

Tomorrow marks our second Good Business Friday of the school year. These weekly conversations are a way to accelerate your journey around social value creation and amplify your impact in the space.  There’s something very special and almost counter-intuitive about the model. So much of our work at Babson is about purposeful, strategic action, It’s…

Honoring Len Schlesinger: Chief Changemaker

Babson is a unique community that regularly attracts people looking to make a significant change in the status quo. Tapping into our entrepreneurial spirit, many of us in the Babson Community are oriented toward seeing things differently and discovering new outcomes to existing dilemmas—both on and off campus. The Lewis Institute celebrates these Changemakers and…

StartingBloc: Incubating Social Innovators

Every year I’m reminded about the power of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action when I come to StartingBloc. I’ve been involved with the organization in a variety of capacities since its founding in 2005. Now as a member of the Board of Directors I have the pleasure of presenting at their Institute for Social Innovation each…

Microsoft’s Sid Espinosa Reflects on Corporate Citizenship

Sid Espinosa, Microsoft’s Director of Corporate Citizenship, has a recent article in Venture Beat about corporate citizenship: Corporate philanthropy: Good for the Soul and Your Bottom Line. There’s no question what he says is important and very true – he cites a recent study from the Reputation Institute showing that “increasing local community engagement is…