Babson Magazine

Fall 2015

Jalila Bouchareb '08

Remembering Your Roots

Our roots connect us to family, communities, cultures, ideals. As life takes these alumni in new directions, they haven’t forgotten where they came from. Through the help of entrepre­neurship, they reconnect with the roots that ground them.

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Culture Shock

Living in a foreign country can be a head-spinning experience. Everything you thought you knew, all the assumptions you made about behavior, about communication, about business and life, may no longer apply.

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Businesses Without the Bells and Whistles

Denis Gagnon ’93 had a long and impressive resume that included more than 15 years in the high-stakes world of private equity. He served as CFO of two tightly leveraged companies that he helped turn around, spent a year in Hong Kong with …

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Small Talk with Colin Cunningham

Colin “Rip” Cunningham, MBA’72, knows his way around the rod and reel. Since 1973, he has hung his fishing hat at the Salt Water Sportsman magazine, serving in a variety of roles, including owner, editor-in-chief, and, currently, conservation …

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The Gold Standard

When Adam Gold, MBA’11, opened Gold Gallery in 2012, he envisioned a place not only for the seasoned art collector but also for the beginner. “I try to have an environment where the client feels comfortable asking questions,” he says. “It takes … Has related slideshow

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Assume Nothing

Rosa Slegers, MBA’13, associate professor of philosophy, has been thinking about updating her name on Babson’s website. Born in the Netherlands, her actual name is Roos, but most Americans have a difficult time pronouncing the Dutch name. When … Has related video

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Learning From Change, Preparing to Grow

Eshwa Azadzoi ’18 was 10 when she first had to learn how to adjust to a new culture. She grew up in Pakistan after her parents immigrated from their homeland of Afghanistan when the Taliban regime created an unsafe environment for their family. …

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What Was Your First Job?

Dan Hermann, MBA’10, Co-founder of Paint Nite
My dad got me a summer job in a factory, unloading large PVC pipes off 18-wheelers. It was hard, physical work, which to a 16-year-old kid was fun.

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On the Air

For Kai Haskins ’18 and Sam Sternweiler ’17, radio still holds an allure, a magic. In an age when any kind of music you long to hear can be found on the Internet and sites like Pandora use algorithms to recommend songs, radio offers a personal …

News, Notes + Nods

Wondering what your classmates have been up to? Come catch up!

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Jingle Bells, Ugly Sells

Jack McCarthy ’17 is in the business of ugly. Not pretty or nice. Not charming or cute. Just straight-up, eye-popping, shake-your-head ugly. McCarthy sells ugly Christmas sweaters, those so-bad-they’re-good sweaters that have become a popular …

Welcome to Boot Camp

Slightly before 7 a.m. on a clear Thursday, we stand at the base of Map Hill Drive, looking at the campus road that winds its way up to the Babson Globe. Map Hill is steep, and we are about to run up it as fast as we can. Multiple times. Such …

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A Different Kind of Surf and Turf

Lacrosse and surfing, two sports typically not associated with one another. But they happen to be favorites of Babson lacrosse player Charlotte O’Halloran ’18. “My senior year in high school, my coach and I joked about this million-dollar idea …

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Bringing the Power of Entrepre­neurship to the World

In my inaugural address, I announced a new initiative—the Babson Global Scholars Program—to provide need-based, full scholarships to a diverse and talented group of international students who would not otherwise be able to afford the College. …