Babson Magazine

Fall 2018

Priya Parrish ’05

Investing for Impact

An increasing number of investors are thinking more broadly about what to do with their money. Yes, they want to make a nice profit, but when considering companies in which to invest, they are starting to ask an important question: Will my investment make the world a better place?

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Get to Know Blockchain

Perhaps most known for its connection to bitcoin, blockchain technology has the potential to impact business operations way beyond the implementation of digital currencies. Those already involved with blockchain claim the time to learn how is now.

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The Stories on the Shelves

Visit a professor’s office on campus, and you may see crowded desks and cluttered shelves full of books and binders, curios and keepsakes. Giving a tour of their offices, professors talk about some of their workplace treasures, accumulated over …

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Small Talk with Jessica Chang

Jessica Chang, MBA’12, grew up in Dallas and has lived in Taiwan, so New England’s culinary traditions were unfamiliar to her when she moved to the area 10 years ago. “There is so much seafood here,” says the Brookline, Massachusetts, resident.

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Just for Kicks

Small batch, artisanal, handmade. Those are popular buzzwords nowadays, most often applied to items like bourbon and cheese. Armand Wilson ’11 is stretching the concept to include his personal passion: sneakers.

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The Search for Babson’s Next President

The search is on for Babson’s new leader. In May, President Kerry Healey notified the board of trustees of her decision to step down as the College’s 13th president in June. Since then, the board has appointed Bruce Herring ’87, P’19, a Babson …

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An Uncommon Commons

By this time next year, the new Babson Commons at Horn Library—light, bright, airy, and inviting—will be the place on campus to connect, collaborate, and caffeinate. Extending across the plaza directly in front of the library, the …

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A Place to Chase Inspiration

The new Weissman Foundry, which gives Babson, Olin, and Wellesley college students a space to build, collaborate, and explore ideas, is now open. The 10,000-square-foot studio offers a range of workspaces for making anything from furniture to …

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Time to Celebrate Babson’s Centennial

Anticipation continues to build as the Babson community gets ready to kick off the College’s 100th anniversary celebration. Throughout 2019, more than 22 regional alumni events will be held around the world, in addition to a number of …

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Looking Ahead to 2019

This fall, Babson welcomed the Class of 2022 to campus and kicked off one of the most significant academic years in the institution’s history—a year that will mark the launch of our Centennial celebrations and lead us into our second century. As …

News, Notes + Nods

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

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Lessons Learned

Fail fast, fail often: It’s frequently cited as a key to success. Through failure, we come to know our true strengths and learn about resilience, grit, and humility. Members of the Babson community share their best and most instructive failures.

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Advice from the Centennial Class

Set to graduate as Babson celebrates its 100th birthday, the Class of 2019 takes time to offer the incoming Class of 2022 advice on how to be a success at Babson.

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From the Soccer Field to Capitol Hill

History always has been the favorite subject of Carson Drake ’21. She also enjoys politics, which she calls “future history unfolding.” Drake took to these subjects while growing up in Lawrence, Kansas. “My interest in history and politics came …