Author: Eric Beato

Eric Beato
Editor / Writer
Eric Beato
Eric Beato is the Editor of Babson Thought & Action and Babson Magazine. A native of Chicago and a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Eric has worked as an editor and writer at newspapers across the country, including the Chicago Sun-Times and Boston Herald. Eric joined Babson College in 2019 after working as the communications director for a private educational travel company and as the managing editor of six regional sports publications.
Morgan Stanley Executive Sings Praises for Entrepreneurial Leaders
Morgan Stanley Executive Sings Praises for Entrepreneurial Leaders » Carla Harris shares how her experiences on Wall Street and as a gospel singer have taught her the value of listening and using her voice, as she prepares to address Babson’s graduate Class of 2020.
Richelieu Dennis Jr. ’91 on Finding Inspiration Amid Uncertainty
Richelieu Dennis Jr. ’91 on Finding Inspiration Amid Uncertainty » Richelieu Dennis Jr. ’91 returns to Babson to share his experiences and perspectives with the undergraduate Class of 2020 and receive his honorary doctorate.
VIDEO: ‘Thank You for Being the Examples of Leadership We So Cherish at Babson’ This article contains a video
VIDEO: ‘Thank You for Being the Examples of Leadership We So Cherish at Babson’ » Watch video highlights of Babson College's in-person Commencement experiences for the undergraduate and graduate members of the Class of 2021.
A Parade of NEWMAC Champions for Babson Beavers
A Parade of NEWMAC Champions for Babson Beavers » Led by the women’s lacrosse team, Babson College boasts a bevy of conference champions, including six teams and three individuals.
Jamie Siminoff and the Power of Entrepreneurial Thinking
Jamie Siminoff and the Power of Entrepreneurial Thinking » An honorary degree recipient this year, Jamie Siminoff '99, the famed founder and inventor of Ring, now is helping bring entrepreneurial thinking to the field of medicine.
CEO of Babson’s Blank School Exemplifies Why Vision Is Important in Leadership
CEO of Babson’s Blank School Exemplifies Why Vision Is Important in Leadership » In a career spent solving problems as an entrepreneurial leader, Donna Levin, the CEO of Babson’s Blank School, knows the real impact comes by empowering others.
Five Regions, Five Days: Entrepreneurial Leadership Everywhere This article contains a video
Five Regions, Five Days: Entrepreneurial Leadership Everywhere » Featuring an impressive list of esteemed speakers, the sixth edition of Babson Connect: Worldwide takes the College community around the world in five days.
Convening Conversations About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Convening Conversations About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion » A group of eight Babson College faculty and staff members participated in a training session focused on designing and facilitating dialogues across divides.
Soprano Shares Her Voice and Perspectives with Babson Community
Soprano Shares Her Voice and Perspectives with Babson Community » Moderating a discussion with opera singer Karen Slack, Curtis Johnson ’23 helps highlight diverse voices and new perspectives on the connections between entrepreneurship and the arts.
The Enduring Impact of MLK Leadership Award Winners
The Enduring Impact of MLK Leadership Award Winners » Alumni winners of Babson’s Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award continue to honor his legacy and share their thoughts on fulfilling his vision.
Expanding Academic Toolbox Keeps Babson on Cutting Edge
Expanding Academic Toolbox Keeps Babson on Cutting Edge » A strong partnership between the Academic Technology Innovation Center and faculty continually enhances the online classroom experience.
Back at Babson, Shay Brings Unique Perspective
Back at Babson, Shay Brings Unique Perspective » Jeffrey P. Shay ’87, MBA’91 returns as the new executive director for academic operations at Babson College's The Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Taking Action on Diversity and Inclusion
Taking Action on Diversity and Inclusion » As U.S. chair and senior partner at PwC and co-founder of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, Tim Ryan ’88 uses his entrepreneurial skills to raise awareness and effect change.
People of Babson: Grace Carew ’16
People of Babson: Grace Carew ’16 » As an alumna, staff member, and even occasionally the mascot, Grace Carew ’16 knows all about keeping the Babson community connected, especially online.
When Making Masks Proves Purposeful and Personal
When Making Masks Proves Purposeful and Personal » For Babson-built Mighty Well, expanding into the production of face masks was no pivot. It was purposeful and personal.
Lessons from Training 10,000 Small Businesses
Lessons from Training 10,000 Small Businesses » As Babson marks a milestone with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, National Academic Director Richard Bliss reflects on the lessons and its impact.
Black Student Union at 50: Its Impact, Meaning, and Future
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Black Student Union at 50: Its Impact, Meaning, and Future » Fifty years after Eric Johnson ’72, P’08 founded Babson's Black Student Union, current student leaders reflect on its impact, its meaning, and its future.
Office Hours: Defining and Developing Entrepreneurial Leadership
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Office Hours: Defining and Developing Entrepreneurial Leadership » As endowed chair for values-based leadership, Scott Taylor is helping set the course for The Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
The Network Effect
The Network Effect » At this Class of 2020 startup, a pair of students from different graduate programs take advantage of dynamic and unexpected opportunities.
The Blank Blueprint for the Future of Entrepreneurial Leadership
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The Blank Blueprint for the Future of Entrepreneurial Leadership » With his core values as the cornerstone, Arthur M. Blank ’63, H’98 and Babson College —thanks to a game-changing $50 million gift—are laying the groundwork to inspire and shape the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders.
People of Babson: Larinda Cole
From Babson Magazine
People of Babson: Larinda Cole » The associate director in Babson’s Undergraduate Center for Career Development discusses students’ career readiness, racial justice, and, of course, her love for fashion.
People of Babson: Lawrence P. Ward
People of Babson: Lawrence P. Ward » The Vice President for Learner Success and Dean of Campus Life reflects on the trying times caused by the pandemic and social injustice, as well as a pair of recent honors recognizing his successes.
Celebrity Entrepreneurs Inspire Young Entrepreneurial Leaders
Celebrity Entrepreneurs Inspire Young Entrepreneurial Leaders » Pitbull, Elle Macpherson P’20, and Jeff Hoffman share their experiences and their advice to motivate and empower young entrepreneurial leaders.
Why Is Leadership Important?
Why Is Leadership Important? » Why is leadership important? Babson faculty offer their expertise on the value of leadership skills, especially for emerging entrepreneurial leaders.
The Johnson House Opens for the 50th Anniversary of the Black Student Union This article contains a video
The Johnson House Opens for the 50th Anniversary of the Black Student Union » Named for BSU founder Eric Johnson ’72, P’08, Babson's new special-interest housing focuses on creating solutions to close the wealth gap.
Office Hours: Always Moving Forward
From Babson Magazine
Office Hours: Always Moving Forward » From women’s entrepreneurship to digital education, Professor of Management Nan Langowitz is constantly creating opportunities for students and faculty.
People of Babson: Caitlin Capozzi
From Babson Magazine
People of Babson: Caitlin Capozzi » Caitlin Capozzi, Babson's new dean of students, reflects on the upheaval of the spring semester, and why working closely with students is so rewarding.
Top-Ranked Babson Accelerates Momentum with Appointment of Blank School Leadership
Top-Ranked Babson Accelerates Momentum with Appointment of Blank School Leadership » As Babson marks its No. 1 ranking, the College accelerates its leadership with major appointments at The Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
The Class of 2020 Is Made for This Moment
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The Class of 2020 Is Made for This Moment » With their strength and resilience, the members of Babson's Class of 2020 prove they're ready to shape their futures and make their mark on the world.
Summer Study Success Creates Long-Lasting Impact
Summer Study Success Creates Long-Lasting Impact » In re-envisioning a popular high school program online, Babson faculty provide a promising glimpse of the future—for students and themselves.
20 Reasons We Love the Class of 2020
From Babson Magazine
20 Reasons We Love the Class of 2020 » There are countless other examples of inspiration and achievement, but here we offer just a small sample of 20 reasons we love Babson's Class of 2020.
‘We Are a Remarkably Resilient and Supportive Community’
From Babson Magazine
‘We Are a Remarkably Resilient and Supportive Community’ » Lawrence P. Ward, the new vice president for learner success and dean of campus life, discusses how Babson is adapting its student support systems and offers his advice to returning students.
‘We’re Equipping Our Students to Thrive Amid Uncertainty’
From Babson Magazine
‘We’re Equipping Our Students to Thrive Amid Uncertainty’ » Ken Matsuno, the new vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college, explains how Babson is ensuring its high academic standards and what he's learned about the community.
Office Hours: Opportunity Knocking
From Babson Magazine
Office Hours: Opportunity Knocking » Professor of Finance Richard Bliss, Babson’s first Posse mentor, serves as the national academic director for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.
Embracing an Agile Mindset
Embracing an Agile Mindset » Juggling school, work, and family, part-time MBA student Kristina Feasey MBA’21 embraces an agile mindset in her full-time role with College Marketing.
Thankful for a Facilities Team Hard at Work This article contains a video
Thankful for a Facilities Team Hard at Work » As Facilities staff members keep the Babson campus clean and safe, students express their appreciation.
‘Superheroes’ Joining Forces in Digital Experience Initiative
‘Superheroes’ Joining Forces in Digital Experience Initiative » An interdisciplinary team of Babson faculty is researching the importance of responsible and ethical digital transformation.
Feeding the Frontlines by Supporting Local Business This article contains a video
Feeding the Frontlines by Supporting Local Business » Members of the Babson community have launched initiatives large and small to provide meals for hospital workers and bolster struggling restaurants.
Virtual Reality: How the Babson Community United in the Face of Crisis
From Babson Magazine
Virtual Reality: How the Babson Community United in the Face of Crisis » The College completed a remarkable transformation to a virtual campus over spring break—with an eye on the future.
People of Babson: Lisa Thomas, Director of Service and Justice Programs
From Babson Magazine
People of Babson: Lisa Thomas, Director of Service and Justice Programs » Lisa Thomas, the director of Service and Justice Programs, reflects on the importance of service, and how it relates to entrepreneurial leadership.
Office Hours: 5 Provocative Films about the American Dream
From Babson Magazine
Office Hours: 5 Provocative Films about the American Dream » Professor Julie Levinson, who has been exploring themes related to the American dream her entire career, recounts five provocative movies that resonate today.
Interdisciplinary Research Takes Center Stage
Interdisciplinary Research Takes Center Stage » Babson Faculty Research Day highlights interdisciplinary approach and accelerates connections and collaborations for further research opportunities.
How Babson Dining Could Help Save New England’s Dairy Farms
How Babson Dining Could Help Save New England’s Dairy Farms » By winning the New England Food Vision Prize, Babson College is helping a local farm expand to making mozzarella cheese to increase locally sourced food and engage faculty and students.