Author: John Crawford

John Crawford
Senior Journalist
John Crawford
A writer for Babson Thought & Action and the Babson Magazine, John Crawford has been telling the College’s entrepreneurial story for more than a decade. Assignments for Babson have taken him from Rwanda to El Salvador, from the sweet-smelling factory of a Pennsylvania candy maker, to the stately Atlanta headquarters of an NFL owner, to the bustling office of a New York City fashion designer. Beyond his work for Babson, he has written articles and essays for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Notre Dame Magazine, The Good Men Project, and other publications. He can be found on Twitter, @crawfordwriter, where he tweets about climate change.
Behind the Curtain of a Family Business
Behind the Curtain of a Family Business » Babson’s Live Case Study series takes attendees into the inner workings of family enterprises, which often are tight-lipped about the challenges they are facing.
Pursuing Purpose and Profit
Pursuing Purpose and Profit » The leader of Babson’s Lewis Institute, Cheryl Kiser, believes companies can both make money and make a difference.
When Students Become Teachers
When Students Become Teachers » Lydia Stetson ’19 has a passion for the restaurant business. By teaching a Senior-Led Seminar, she is able to share her knowledge of the industry with her fellow students.
Storytelling for Social Justice in Flint and Beyond
Storytelling for Social Justice in Flint and Beyond » Melissa Denizard ’20 fell in love with filmmaking in high school. Her latest project? A documentary on Flint, Michigan's water crisis.
Looking for a Stock Tip? Invest in Entrepreneurs
Looking for a Stock Tip? Invest in Entrepreneurs » Entrepreneurs take the long view when leading companies, says Babson Professor Joel Shulman. That way of thinking produces results for their companies and the people who invest in them.
To Be or Not to Be—Now in Virtual Reality
To Be or Not to Be—Now in Virtual Reality » For all the many, many adaptations done of Shakespeare plays, Steven Maler can lay claim to trying something that is undeniably unique: Adapting and directing the Bard’s greatest play, Hamlet, in the emerging technology of virtual reality (VR).
Can Entrepreneurship Reduce Recidivism? This Babson Professor Says Yes
Can Entrepreneurship Reduce Recidivism? This Babson Professor Says Yes » How can we reduce the exorbitant rate of recidivism in the United States? Babson Professor Elizabeth Swanson believes entrepreneurship is the answer.