Babson Magazine

Spring 2013

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Funny Business

Sir John Hargrave, MBA’04, doesn’t look like a troublemaker. Sporting glasses, a sweater, and a button-down shirt, he looks more like an accountant preparing your taxes. Spend time with Hargrave, though, and you may feel a bit anxious, wondering … Has related video

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Working with Mom

One of a parent’s main responsibilities, Judy Achar believes, is to instill in her children a concern for their fellow man. “We live next to poverty,” says Judy, who’s from Mexico City.

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Small Talk With Michael Scherr

At 7 years old, with hands finally big enough to play the piano, Michael Scherr began lessons. Thus commenced his lifelong affair with music. In high school, he turned to jazz, forming a band and playing at local events. After college, he played … Has related video

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Focus on Sustainability

When Sally Eagle, MBA’78, and her husband, Dan Mead, backpacked around the world as amateur photographers in 1980, they had to carry their film, which forced them to consider each shot carefully. There wasn’t a focus other than personal … Has related slideshow

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The Power of Connections

Students should do internships, believes Wendy Murphy, assistant professor of management. “They need to try things on,” she says. Networking, mentoring, self-awareness. All these skills and experiences, she says, are critical to succeeding in …

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Reflections from Graduating Students

Cap and gown season is upon us. At the May 18 Commencement exercises, graduating students will close out their Babson careers. They’ll hear Patrick Awuah, founder and president of Ghana’s Ashesi University College, speak at the morning’s …

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Embracing a San Francisco Tradition

A chilly, windy San Francisco morning greeted the Babson teams waiting to compete in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Usually, the race takes place in June, but due to conflicts with the America’s Cup, it was held in the brisk month of March. …

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Bringing Entrepreneurship to the Masses

At Babson for almost two years now, Andrew Corbett came to campus because he believes there’s no better place to teach entrepreneurship. Now the associate professor of entrepreneurship and director of The John E. and Alice L. Butler Venture …

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Sports Update

The women’s basketball team posted its second straight 26-3 record while going 18-0 in the NEWMAC for the fourth consecutive season. Babson qualified for its fifth straight NCAA Tournament, advancing to the round of 32 for the fourth …

News, Notes + Nods

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

Permanent link to A Ride Down the California Coast

A Ride Down the California Coast

If you grow up in California, leaving all that sun and warmth isn’t easy. “I do miss California,” says Cole Bettles ’13. “I miss the ocean, and I miss surfing and my sandals.” Bettles and his friend, Joey Roth ’14, call Southern California home. …

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Len Through the Years

This June our 12th president is departing after five years of service. Here’s a glimpse of his accomplishments, on and off campus.

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A Shining Gem

When I became Babson’s 12th president on July 1, 2008, I knew I was taking the helm of an extraordinary school. I consistently referred to it as a gem among institutions of higher education, and was enormously excited to lead a college that had …