Babson Magazine

Winter 2015

Steven Keating, MBA’15

Cool Kicks

Whether you play basketball. Or run. Or compete in soccer, or some other sport. Whether you’re an aficionado of hip-hop culture. Or a fashionista. Or maybe even a collector. Chances are you own a pair—or two, or three—of sneakers.

Sneakers also have captured the imagination of many from the Babson community, who give us a peek into this fun, fast-paced industry.

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An Ocean Odyssey

To say that Meredith Loring, MBA’13, and Sami Inkinen, her husband, believe in health and fitness is perhaps an understatement. Loring, who follows a raw foods diet, is a former competitive gymnast turned trail runner, ultrarunner, and cyclist. …

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The Road to Russia

When Bill Coyle first went to Russia, the year was 1993, and the Soviet Union had collapsed a mere 13 months earlier. What he found was a country in shock and disarray. “It was an economic basket case,” says the associate professor …

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A Celebration of Sport

On the court, in the pool, and on the pitch, three Babson teams celebrate anniversaries this academic year. Today, as in the past, these teams work hard, forge friendships, and chase glory. Has related slideshow

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Small Talk with Jennifer Bailey

Jennifer Bailey loves surrounding herself with diversity, whether of people and cultures, or ideas, or art and music. “I love pushing my mind in completely unexpected places,” says the assistant professor of technology and operations management. …

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Flying Downhill

Mark Wallace, MBA’14, a lifelong skier, thinks he may have spent more time on skis than in shoes. One of three founders of Parlor ski company, he grew up near Saddleback ski area in Maine, moved to Park City, a ski resort town in Utah, and then …

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A Different Kind of Pitch

The Babson community is no stranger to the rocket pitch. But the Quick Service Incubator, created by the Lewis Institute’s Food Sol, brings a new twist to the concept. Participants, who are entrepreneurs in the food industry, have two minutes to …

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Introducing the New Graduate Dean

Racing sailboats. Managing a radio station. Studying anthropology. These are some of the experiences that led Will Lamb to become a business professor and, last summer, Murata Dean of the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. When Lamb was …

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Boosting Needham’s Downtown

This past fall, Babson students once again collaborated with the town of Needham to enhance its downtown area and boost local businesses. The Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) team that worked on the project comprised six …

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Cultivating a Winning Way

In four short years, head coach Eric Neely turned the Babson volleyball program upside down. He took over a team that had one winning record in its previous eight seasons, had finished no higher than fourth in the conference since 1994, and was …

News, Notes + Nods

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

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Sweet Relief

We all know that school can be stressful, especially during finals. To encourage graduate students to take a break during exams, the Graduate School’s Community Builders group and its partnering offices sponsor a bake-off. The idea is simple: …

8 Ideas for a Better World

This March, 12 Babson students will attend the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University, established by the former president to generate innovative ideas that address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. During the meeting, more than …

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Sports and the Bonds that Connect Us

People often mark important milestones—whether in their own lives or as part of society—with an anniversary celebration. Anniversaries remind us of how a particular event and the people associated with it have gone on to influence our lives. …