Author: Karl Klaussen

Seizing the Moment to Help People Wade Through the Mental Health System
Seizing the Moment to Help People Wade Through the Mental Health System » Tapping into Babson resources, two recent MBA graduates launched a platform based on the premise that finding a therapist should not be difficult.
Presidential Scholar Sets Sights on Solving Climate Change
Presidential Scholar Sets Sights on Solving Climate Change » Presidential Scholar Ela Gokcigdem ’24 shows that the path to becoming a social entrepreneur is through hard work, perseverance, and trial and error.
Competition Provides Hands-On Approach to Finance
Competition Provides Hands-On Approach to Finance » From policy recommendations to investment funds—Babson students combine entrepreneurial leadership with hands-on learning to make an impact in finance and monetary policy.
Understanding the Science Behind COVID-19
Understanding the Science Behind COVID-19 » Babson Adjunct Lecturer Julie De Zutter guides her students through the scientific discovery of finding a cure for COVID-19, and reinforces the importance of scientific literacy in our lives.
Babson, NFTE Partnership Brings Hope, Inspiration to Young Entrepreneurs
Babson, NFTE Partnership Brings Hope, Inspiration to Young Entrepreneurs » A partnership between Babson and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship offers opportunity and hope for high school students in under-resourced communities.
Field Research: Tips for Managers in the New Normal
Field Research: Tips for Managers in the New Normal » Recent research by Babson Assistant Professor Eliana Crosina suggests that companies must look inward, and outward, and offers these tips for managers.
Why Startups Need to Pay Attention to Operations
Why Startups Need to Pay Attention to Operations » The numbers don’t lie—most startups fail. But, if founders recognize operations as innovation, they can deliver creative ideas that make or break their startups.
The TikTok Acquisition’s Puzzling Fit
The TikTok Acquisition’s Puzzling Fit » What does a software company and a retail company have in common with a social media company? Babson Professor Jay Rao breaks down the TikTok acquisition.
The World Needs Inclusive Leadership. Here’s Why.
The World Needs Inclusive Leadership. Here’s Why. » Inclusive leadership is about breaking down silos, getting to know people, and creating a safe space for inclusion within your organization. And, it’s good business, too.
How to Practice Leadership at Babson
How to Practice Leadership at Babson » From peer groups, to athletics, to RAs, to tour guides, learning how to practice leadership is part of the experience of developing entrepreneurial leaders. And, with endless opportunities geared toward how to practice leadership, students at Babson learn leadership by doing.
Why Is Integrity Important in Leadership?
Why Is Integrity Important in Leadership? » Integrity in leadership leads to loyal customers, increased profits, and a better world for all. We looked at different situations where this plays out.
Lessons for COVID-19 Revenue Recovery
Lessons for COVID-19 Revenue Recovery » The new normal is all about volatility. Now, businesses must adjust their revenue models to be sufficiently resilient.
What Is the Future of Live Theater?
What Is the Future of Live Theater? » The theater industry is at a crossroads, grappling with social and cultural issues. Babson’s Beth Wynstra, founding artistic director of The Empty Space Theater, offers insights on what’s next.
Princess Diana Award Winner Brings Business to the Arts
Princess Diana Award Winner Brings Business to the Arts » Performing art and business don’t always go hand in hand. But, to this Babson student, they’re a perfect match.
Fall 2020 Q&A with Graduate Admissions Team
Fall 2020 Q&A with Graduate Admissions Team » Things might look different, but there are plenty of ways for prospective graduate students to engage with Babson. We answered graduate admission questions for fall 2020.
We Need Innovation in Leadership. Here’s How to Teach It.
We Need Innovation in Leadership. Here’s How to Teach It. » Babson Professor Sebastian Fixson knows that innovation in leadership is teachable. He explains why, and shows us how to teach innovation to college students.
Babson Undergraduate Admission Questions Asked and Answered for Fall
Babson Undergraduate Admission Questions Asked and Answered for Fall » Babson Admission leaders Jared Pierce, associate director of admission, and Eric Laboissonniere, assistant director of admission, answer students’ most pressing admission questions.
Exploring Campus Together: Questions and Answers About Student Life
Exploring Campus Together: Questions and Answers About Student Life » Despite the different look this fall, student life is alive and well at Babson. Student life leaders Maribeth Flakes, director of Student Engagement, and Kate Buckman, director of Graduate Student Life & Leadership, answer students’ most pressing questions.
Meet Your Drive-Thru Tour Guide
Meet Your Drive-Thru Tour Guide » As the voice of Babson's first drive-thru audio campus tour, Nicole Johns ’23 shares her unique experience and personal perspective to prospective students and their families.
Innovation Is on the Menu at Babson
Innovation Is on the Menu at Babson » Campus will look different this fall, but students can still count on responsibly sourced, local ingredients in all their dining options. In addition, they’ll notice increased efficiencies, more choices, and a few astonishing innovations—including a robot!
Babson Collaborative Tackles Sustainability in Global Student Challenge
Babson Collaborative Tackles Sustainability in Global Student Challenge » Each year, the Babson Collaborative invites college students to address the problems of tomorrow. Teams rise through rounds of competition to get to the Global Phase, judged by Babson professors.
It Takes a Village
It Takes a Village » The Babson Partners’ Club is a collaborative community of current and former graduate students and their partners who come together like family. And, by staying connected, they ensure a smooth transition for incoming families and promote a healthy and fulfilling experience overall.
Why Resilience Is Important for Entrepreneurial Leaders
Why Resilience Is Important for Entrepreneurial Leaders » Babson Associate Professor Scott Taylor shows how relationships and positive emotion lead to resilience, and why that’s important.
Staying Connected, and Current, in Online Classes
Staying Connected, and Current, in Online Classes » Kat Filpi ’21 has found the transition to online learning both challenging and rewarding. What she’s learning along the way is inspiring.
Faculty and Staff Run #10forBabson This article contains a video
Faculty and Staff Run #10forBabson » On what would have been the class of 2020’s Commencement, a group of faculty and staff ran 10 miles to support students.
43,000 Beavers Strong: Welcome to the Network This article contains a video
43,000 Beavers Strong: Welcome to the Network » Babson alumni rolled out the green carpet to welcome the Class of 2020 with words of encouragement.
Senior Awards Ceremony Celebrates Class of 2020
Senior Awards Ceremony Celebrates Class of 2020 » This year’s Babson Senior Awards Ceremony celebrated the academic and cocurricular achievements of the class of 2020. The feel-good event was held online for the first time in Babson’s rich history.
Johnny Bui’s Journey—Student, Author, Entrepreneur
Johnny Bui’s Journey—Student, Author, Entrepreneur » As a first-generation college student, Johnny Bui ’20 transferred to Babson to immerse himself in entrepreneurship. Along the way, he wrote a book about young entrepreneurs.
Sales in Action Goes Online
Sales in Action Goes Online » Students in Professor Vini Onyemah’s Sales in Action class took a virtual site visit to TechTarget to learn how sales pros navigate a crisis.
Poets & Quants Names Two Seniors Best and Brightest for 2020
Poets & Quants Names Two Seniors Best and Brightest for 2020 » Haley Pesce ’20 and John Wen ’20 have different concentrations and are involved in different student groups, but share the honor of being named to Poets & Quants list of 100 Best and Brightest Business Majors of 2020.
Babson Moves to Test-Optional Policy for 2021–2022 Academic Year
Babson Moves to Test-Optional Policy for 2021–2022 Academic Year » Babson waives standardized test results for 2020–2021 academic year to allow families and students more flexibility to apply during uncertain times.
In a Time of Need, a Rush to Donate PPE
In a Time of Need, a Rush to Donate PPE » Babson Science Laboratories, inventoried, collected and delivered PPE to Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).
Inside The Effort To Bring Babson Online
Inside The Effort To Bring Babson Online » Eric Palson takes us behind the scenes of the effort to bring a college online.
Everything And Then Some
Everything And Then Some » First year student Sree Dasari ’23 arrived at Babson with a patent, startup, and published scientific research. She's building on that foundation to grow her business at Babson.
How to Generate Ideas That Work
How to Generate Ideas That Work » The secret to great ideas? Ideation. In her new book, Babson professor Heidi Neck provides students a proven method to generate high-value ideas.
Nine Critical Roles Your Company Needs for Strategic Innovation
Nine Critical Roles Your Company Needs for Strategic Innovation » Babson Professors Gina O’Connor and Andrew Corbett identify nine key roles that businesses must fill to achieve strategic innovation—a must in today’s business world.
Entrepreneurial Sales and Why It’s Important
Entrepreneurial Sales and Why It’s Important » Vincent (Vini) Onyemah, Associate Professor of Marketing at Babson College, explains why entrepreneurial sales is the lifeblood of every organization.
A Super Bowl Champion, a Social Innovator, and a Babson College Tradition
A Super Bowl Champion, a Social Innovator, and a Babson College Tradition » Super Bowl champion Matt Chatham MBA’11 and Jon Feinman MBA’10 talk about pitching ideas and how mistakes led to success at Rocket Pitch 2019.
A Week with Heidi Neck: Access, Connection, Inspiration
A Week with Heidi Neck: Access, Connection, Inspiration » Behind the scenes with superstar Babson College professor Heidi Neck, Ph.D., an entrepreneurship education expert.
Entrepreneurial Wisdom from Diane von Fürstenberg
Entrepreneurial Wisdom from Diane von Fürstenberg » Diane von Fürstenberg, the first female, and the youngest person to be inducted into The Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs at age 32, joined Babson Connect: Worldwide to share her insights and wisdom.
Creating a Clear Path for Growth
Creating a Clear Path for Growth » Juan Giraldo MBA ’18 came to Babson with an idea for a food business, but it was during the Cultivate Small Business program at Babson Executive Education that he was finally able to drill down, work out the kinks, and create a clear path for continued growth.
Brewing a New Venture
Brewing a New Venture » Tam Le MBA ’13 has always been an entrepreneur. But it was the Cultivate Small Business program at Babson that allowed him to extend his business and break new ground.
A Business Idea That Hits Close To Home
A Business Idea That Hits Close To Home » Wendi Kan ’22 used her personal struggles acclimating to high school in the U.S. to evolve her business idea.
One Student’s Quest to Transform Africa
One Student’s Quest to Transform Africa » Jacob Fohtung MBA’19, MS’20 is using his Babson degrees to move him closer to his ultimate goal of transforming the continent of Africa.