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Why Entrepreneurial Leadership Matters
From Babson Magazine
Why Entrepreneurial Leadership Matters » Research by Babson’s Arthur M. Blank School, led by Professor Scott Taylor, has created the first academic model to explain entrepreneurial leadership.
Awards, Books, and Publications for Babson Faculty
Awards, Books, and Publications for Babson Faculty » Babson College faculty members are being recognized for new books and articles, as well as with an array of awards for their scholarship.
Julie Levinson Appointed The William R. Dill Governance Professor
Julie Levinson Appointed The William R. Dill Governance Professor » Professor of Film Julie Levinson has been appointed The William R. Dill Governance Professor, an endowed chair professorship.
Five Unique, Uncommon, and Unexpected Courses at Babson
Five Unique, Uncommon, and Unexpected Courses at Babson » A class on global pop? And another on mysteries, puzzles, and imagination? Yes, Babson is a business school, but students can find surprising and wide-ranging courses there.
Investigating the Future of Work
Investigating the Future of Work » As companies contemplate bringing workers back to the office, they reckon with core questions about innovation, productivity, and what kind of organization they want to be.
Office Hours: A Career of Mentorship and Support
From Babson Magazine
Office Hours: A Career of Mentorship and Support » As division chair of Operations and Information Management and a former Posse mentor, Donna Stoddard P’21 always helps students and faculty grow.
Babson Helps Fuel Dreams of Women Sports Pioneers
Babson Helps Fuel Dreams of Women Sports Pioneers » Babson College hosts the Global Sports Mentoring Program for a women’s entrepreneurship bootcamp aimed at helping scale ventures to better serve women around the world.
Babson Experts on How to Recession-Proof Your Finances
Babson Experts on How to Recession-Proof Your Finances » With fears of a recession looming in the United States, Babson College finance professors offer their thoughts and advice on navigating the turbulent financial times.
From the President: Leading on Entrepreneurial Leadership
From Babson Magazine
From the President: Leading on Entrepreneurial Leadership » Entrepreneurial leadership matters today. We live in a time of great challenges, and entrepreneurial leaders are best equipped to handle them. They also understand that their effectiveness comes from people, and the power of people working together.
The Lessons of Juneteenth Through Stories, Poetry, and Song
The Lessons of Juneteenth Through Stories, Poetry, and Song » Members of Babson’s community gather to commemorate the new federal holiday and share their perspectives on the event’s theme, “Where do we go from here?”
Edmunds Named Honorary Professor at Peruvian University
Edmunds Named Honorary Professor at Peruvian University » Babson Professor John Edmunds was named an honorary professor at a Peruvian university for his outstanding academic and professional career.
Target, Walmart Have Too Much Inventory. Here’s Why.
Target, Walmart Have Too Much Inventory. Here’s Why. » Big-box stores are overloaded with inventory. Babson Professor Anne Roggeveen explains reasons for the shift in consumer-spending habits.
Babson College Modernizes Faculty Title Conventions
Babson College Modernizes Faculty Title Conventions » Babson College recently modernized its faculty title convention, creating a new path for more robust career progression for full-time faculty members who are not on the tenure track. 
9 Faculty Members Receive Funding Awards
9 Faculty Members Receive Funding Awards » Babson College’s Teaching Innovation Fund Committee has awarded nine Spring 2022 funding awards to faculty members across several divisions.
Babson Faculty and Staff Run Pumps Up Student Fund
Babson Faculty and Staff Run Pumps Up Student Fund » Babson's third annual Faculty and Staff Run to Support Students more than doubled its fundraising goal for the Student Emergency Fund.
Brad Johnson Honored with Undergraduate Faculty of the Year Award
Brad Johnson Honored with Undergraduate Faculty of the Year Award » Brad Johnson, senior lecturer in Operations and Information Management, was selected as the Undergraduate Faculty of the Year by the Class of 2022.
Babson Faculty Members Earn Promotions
Babson Faculty Members Earn Promotions » Five Babson College faculty members recently received promotions, including four who were promoted to full professor status.
Assistant Professor of Finance Honored with the Babson Kennedy Award for Teaching
Assistant Professor of Finance Honored with the Babson Kennedy Award for Teaching » Assistant Professor of Finance Luke Stein has been named the 2022 winner of the prestigious Thomas Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence, awarded to a graduate professor, nominated by a graduating student, and voted upon by the graduating class.
Babson Professor Reflects on Trip to Poland and Ukraine
Babson Professor Reflects on Trip to Poland and Ukraine » Adam Sulkowski, Babson College associate professor of law and sustainability, travels to Poland and across the Ukraine border on a personal and meaningful journey.
Babson College Selected as NFTE’s 2022 Corporate Volunteer of the Year
Babson College Selected as NFTE’s 2022 Corporate Volunteer of the Year » Babson College has been selected as the 2022 Corporate Volunteer of the Year by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) for NFTE’s New England region. This is the second time in three years that Babson has been recognized with the NFTE honor. Also, in 2019, Jack McCarthy MBA’82, senior lecturer in organizational behavior at Babson,…
A Teaching Moment: The Impact of the Invasion of Ukraine
A Teaching Moment: The Impact of the Invasion of Ukraine » At a Ukraine-Russia teach-in, Babson professors provide a multidisciplinary look at the wide-ranging effect of the invasion, from politics to economics to health care to cultural heritage.
Renewed Focus for the Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Renewed Focus for the Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship » The Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship has a new name and a renewed focus, as it looks to create health, economic, and social value for all, with a focus on health equity and justice.
What Hiring New Faculty Members Means for the College
What Hiring New Faculty Members Means for the College » Babson is hiring 19 new faculty members for the next academic year, the largest expansion of faculty in College history. Dean of the College Ken Matsuno discusses what it means for the community.
Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matters at Babson College
Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matters at Babson College » Babson College culminates its celebration of Black History Month with a community forum on the advancement of its diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy.
Economics Professors Honored with Case Centre Award
Economics Professors Honored with Case Centre Award » Two Babson College economics professors, Lidija Polutnik and Megan Way, were honored with a prestigious Case Centre Award for their excellence in case writing.
On MLK Legacy Day, a Call to Action
On MLK Legacy Day, a Call to Action » Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award winners reflect on James Blake’s keynote address at Babson’s MLK Legacy Day event.
Who Is the GOAT? A Babson Professor Researches Greatness
Who Is the GOAT? A Babson Professor Researches Greatness » With Tom Brady’s retirement, fans are left to wonder, who is the greatest athlete of all time? Professor Rick Cleary’s research illustrates just how complex that question can be.
GEM Report: U.S. Entrepreneurial Activity Returns to Near Pre-Pandemic Levels
GEM Report: U.S. Entrepreneurial Activity Returns to Near Pre-Pandemic Levels » The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s new Global Report is the first published report of its kind that examines entrepreneurship one year into the pandemic.
Kristi Girdharry: Exploring Race Through Writing
Kristi Girdharry: Exploring Race Through Writing » Babson’s Writing Center Director Kristi Girdharry is working to change public discourse on race, starting with the stories we tell.
When Athletes Speak Up to Make a Difference
When Athletes Speak Up to Make a Difference » Former professional tennis player James Blake will be the keynote speaker at Babson’s MLK Legacy Day event, part of the College’s Black History Month celebration.
Charles Winrich Named Faculty Mentor for Babson Posse 19
Charles Winrich Named Faculty Mentor for Babson Posse 19 » Charles Winrich, senior lecturer in the Mathematics & Science Division, will serve as the faculty mentor for Babson Posse 19, the incoming cohort of the Posse Scholarship.
Faculty Research and the Power of Curiosity
Faculty Research and the Power of Curiosity » A number of Babson College professors have been recognized as top researchers. Fueled by curiosity, their work leaves an impact on the classroom and the world at large.
English Professor Mary Pinard Wins Book Prize
English Professor Mary Pinard Wins Book Prize » Mary Pinard, Babson College professor of English, won the Ex Ophidia Press Poetry Book Prize for her poetry manuscript, Ghost Heart.
William Gartner Named USASBE Justin G. Longnecker Fellow
William Gartner Named USASBE Justin G. Longnecker Fellow » Babson College Professor William Gartner was honored with a Justin G. Longnecker Fellow Award by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) at its annual conference.
What Bond Rating Upgrades Mean to Babson College
What Bond Rating Upgrades Mean to Babson College » With strong financial management during a challenging time, Babson recently received a pair of upgrades, reflecting the highest bond ratings in the College’s history.
Award-Winning Babson Professor Keeps Innovating and Inspiring
Award-Winning Babson Professor Keeps Innovating and Inspiring » Babson Professor Heidi Neck, whose impact extends from her classroom to educators around the world, has been honored with USASBE’s Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year award.
What the Beatles Can Teach Us About Creativity and Collaboration
What the Beatles Can Teach Us About Creativity and Collaboration » After watching the Beatles at work in a new intimate documentary, two Babson College professors offer key lessons the group can teach us about the entrepreneurial spirit and the creative process.
Joanna Carey Is the First Science Faculty Awarded a Term Chair at Babson
Joanna Carey Is the First Science Faculty Awarded a Term Chair at Babson » Associate Professor of Environmental Science Joanna Carey has been appointed the Debi and Andy Butler ’84 Term Chair, beginning in the 2022–2023 academic year. She is the first science faculty member awarded a term chair at Babson.
Photos: The Feel-Good Moments of 2021
Photos: The Feel-Good Moments of 2021 » Commencement ceremonies for two classes. A more-traditional campus experience. 25 years of being No. 1. 2021 had it all.
The Collection That Connects Babson and Isaac Newton
From Babson Magazine
The Collection That Connects Babson and Isaac Newton » The College’s extraordinary collection of historic books, manuscripts, artifacts, and more not only represents a symbolic connection to Sir Isaac Newton but also offers inspiration in the classroom and beyond.
How Will the Infrastructure Bills Impact the Economy?
How Will the Infrastructure Bills Impact the Economy? » Last month President Joe Biden signed into law a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. Economists debate whether the bill, and the $1.7 trillion Build Back Better Act, will boost economic growth or lead to increased taxes and more inflation.
Office Hours: Motivating Action Through Marketing
From Babson Magazine
Office Hours: Motivating Action Through Marketing » Gary Ottley MBA’97, an award-winning senior lecturer in marketing who recently served on a diversity, equity, and inclusion taskforce, helps empower graduate students and faculty members alike.
What’s Causing Inflation, and When Will It End?
What’s Causing Inflation, and When Will It End? » American consumers are getting hit with skyrocketing food and fuel prices, accelerating fears and raising questions about inflation. We turn to two Babson College economists for answers.
Research and Mentorship Lands Babson Faculty and Staff Bevy of Honors
Research and Mentorship Lands Babson Faculty and Staff Bevy of Honors » Babson College faculty and staff are recognized for accelerating women’s entrepreneurship and mentorship in international education.
Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for All Babson Faculty
Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for All Babson Faculty » A champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion since joining the College in 2015, Associate Professor Jerome Taillard recently helped launch the Inclusive Teaching Training Program for all Babson College faculty.
Research Shows Women Entrepreneurs Are Key to Inclusive Economic Growth
Research Shows Women Entrepreneurs Are Key to Inclusive Economic Growth » A new report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor reveals the breadth and value of women entrepreneurs and provides the first snapshot of the pandemic’s toll on them.
Vanilla Beane and Leonard Green Join Babson Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs
Vanilla Beane and Leonard Green Join Babson Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs » Two community and entrepreneurial leaders, Vanilla Beane and Leonard Green, will be honored at The Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs Dinner on Friday, November 12, in New York City.
Consumers Seek Old Comfort in New Nostalgia Products
Consumers Seek Old Comfort in New Nostalgia Products » Old-fashioned and low-tech products such as brick phones and gaming consoles are popular once again. Babson consumer behavior expert Lauren Beitelspacher explains how nostalgia fuels this phenomenon.
How the Supply Chain Bottlenecks Will Affect Holiday Shopping
How the Supply Chain Bottlenecks Will Affect Holiday Shopping » Computer chip shortages, shipping backlogs, and high demand have disrupted the global supply chain like we’ve never seen. Babson Lecturer Brad Johnson explains what is happening and what consumers can expect this holiday shopping season.
New Faculty Award Funds Study of Healthcare Inequity in the United States
New Faculty Award Funds Study of Healthcare Inequity in the United States » An interdisciplinary team of Babson professors has begun researching the growing disparity in access to good healthcare in the United States, funded by a new faculty scholarship from The Blank School.
Collaboration Overload? Try These 3 Tips for Working Smarter
Collaboration Overload? Try These 3 Tips for Working Smarter » As companies navigate hybrid work, Babson College Associate Professor and collaboration expert Rob Cross shares his most useful advice.
Can Capitalism Be Ethical?
Can Capitalism Be Ethical? » An award-winning course taught by Professor James Hoopes asks Babson students to consider the moral risks and moral opportunities of capitalism.
Fueled by Love of Art, Babson Student Finds Novel Application for NFTs
Fueled by Love of Art, Babson Student Finds Novel Application for NFTs » Magnus Aske ’23 came up with a project involving fundraising and the antiquities collection of a foreign country. When the deal goes through, “It will be one of the biggest early landmark sales in NFTs so far,” he says.
Extreme Entrepreneurship and Why It Matters
Extreme Entrepreneurship and Why It Matters » In traveling the world, the author of a new book on extreme entrepreneurship shares inspiring lessons from entrepreneurs thriving amid daunting conditions.
A New Curriculum for a Changing World
A New Curriculum for a Changing World » As the dire implications of climate change become more and more evident, Babson College is implementing a new curriculum that includes an added emphasis on sustainability.
Babson Buzzing as Students Return to Campus
Babson Buzzing as Students Return to Campus » With move-in weekend underway, students and faculty express their excitement over all the people back on campus creating a renewed sense of community.
Office Hours: Unearthing the Value of GEM
From Babson Magazine
Office Hours: Unearthing the Value of GEM » Donna Kelley, the incoming chair of the Entrepreneurship Division, helps mold the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor into an academic powerhouse.
Dining, Housing, Travel: The Trends We’ve Seen (And Could See in the Future)
Dining, Housing, Travel: The Trends We’ve Seen (And Could See in the Future) » The pandemic has led to swirling consumer behavior trends in recent weeks. Professor Anne Roggeveen weighs in on the how’s and why’s.
At BCERC 2021, Workshops Offer New Opportunities for Up-and-Coming Academics
At BCERC 2021, Workshops Offer New Opportunities for Up-and-Coming Academics » BCERC 2021 opened the doors for younger academics who seized new opportunities to connect with the superstars of research.
New Olympic Sports Offer Golden Opportunity for Greater Diversity
New Olympic Sports Offer Golden Opportunity for Greater Diversity » The 2021 Olympic Games brought the addition of four new sports, offering an opportunity for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Associate Professor Lakshmi Balachandra Works to Close Gender VC Gap at Federal Level
Associate Professor Lakshmi Balachandra Works to Close Gender VC Gap at Federal Level » As the inaugural innovation fellow at the National Science Foundation, Associate Professor Lakshmi Balachandra is striving to help close the capital investment gender gap through federal policy.
The Secrets of Subscriptions: Four Lessons Learned
The Secrets of Subscriptions: Four Lessons Learned » Subscription services have become wildly popular, and Professor Lidija Polutnik has researched the best ways for companies to offer them. Here are her tips.
From Arkansas to Babson, Professor Vicky Crittenden Writes Her Own Story
From Arkansas to Babson, Professor Vicky Crittenden Writes Her Own Story » From a small town in Arkansas, Babson Professor Vicky Crittenden carved out an award-winning career, and now connects her experience growing up to inform her marketing research and her writing.
Taking His Expertise in Environmental Justice to the White House
Taking His Expertise in Environmental Justice to the White House » Recently appointed to a White House Environmental Justice Council, Kyle Whyte ’01 has brought his unique perspectives to the federal level.
The Tulsa Race Massacre, Juneteenth, Stonewall: Rethinking and Restoring History
The Tulsa Race Massacre, Juneteenth, Stonewall: Rethinking and Restoring History » To rethink historical events that have long been overlooked, we must start with restoration, say three Babson faculty experts.
Babson Faculty and Staff Step Up Again for Students
Babson Faculty and Staff Step Up Again for Students » A year after the inaugural run during the peak of the pandemic, a growing group of Babson faculty and staff hit the road again to support students and raise money for the Emergency Fund.
Why Amazon’s Purchase of MGM May Not Be as Significant as It Seems
Why Amazon’s Purchase of MGM May Not Be as Significant as It Seems » While alluring on paper, Amazon’s $8.5 billion purchase of MGM Studios may lack strategy, says Lecturer Peter Cohan.
The Assignment: How to Grow Entrepreneurship Globally
The Assignment: How to Grow Entrepreneurship Globally » Entrepreneurship is a powerful force for improving lives. How can it be fostered around the world? Babson students tackle that question in a workshop using GEM data.
If You Never Want to Lose Your Job, Develop These Four Skills
If You Never Want to Lose Your Job, Develop These Four Skills » The trend toward collaboration combined with digitalization is reshaping the future of work. At TEDxBabsonCollege, Babson Professor Sebastian Fixson offers four skills to help make you irreplaceable.
An Entrepreneurial Prescription: New Healthcare Partnership Launches
An Entrepreneurial Prescription: New Healthcare Partnership Launches » A new partnership between Babson’s Healey Center and the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda aims to bring entrepreneurial thinking to global health care.
Babson Faculty Showcase Entrepreneurial Accomplishments
Babson Faculty Showcase Entrepreneurial Accomplishments » Professor Donna Kelley, new chair of the Entrepreneurship Division, is just one of the esteemed faculty members making news.
Beyond Rate of Return: Babson Changes Investment Strategy
Beyond Rate of Return: Babson Changes Investment Strategy » Babson has long enjoyed a strong, well-performing endowment. Now, the College is looking to earn more from its portfolio than just a high rate of return.
B.E.T.A. Challenge Powered by Babson Faculty’s Expertise
B.E.T.A. Challenge Powered by Babson Faculty’s Expertise » The Blank Center for Entrepreneurship’s annual B.E.T.A. Challenge business competition succeeds thanks to one of Babson College’s greatest assets: its faculty.
Convening Conversations About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Convening Conversations About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion » A group of eight Babson College faculty and staff members participated in a training session focused on designing and facilitating dialogues across divides.
An Electrifying Example of Entrepreneurial Leadership
An Electrifying Example of Entrepreneurial Leadership » With its commitment to exclusively sell zero-emission vehicles by 2035, General Motors steps off the gas in the climate change battle.
As Bitcoin Booms, Speculation About Its Future Rises, Too
As Bitcoin Booms, Speculation About Its Future Rises, Too » As bitcoin’s value surges, Babson professors weigh in on its volatility and what the future looks like for the cryptocurrency.
A Sanitizer-Moisturizer Combo and At-Home Strep Test? Babson MBAs Pitch Projects to Johnson & Johnson
A Sanitizer-Moisturizer Combo and At-Home Strep Test? Babson MBAs Pitch Projects to Johnson & Johnson » Ten Babson College MBA students pitched two products inspired by pandemic-exacerbated constraints to senior-level leaders from Johnson & Johnson.
The Pandemic Sparks an Entrepreneurial Boom
The Pandemic Sparks an Entrepreneurial Boom » The tumult of the past year has not scared away entrepreneurs from pursuing their startups. On the contrary, entrepreneurial activity has seen a sharp uptick.
Food Product Caricatures, Rebranding, and the Lessons We Can Learn
Food Product Caricatures, Rebranding, and the Lessons We Can Learn » The rebrands of food products that have long featured Black caricature present an opportunity to address blind spots in our own lives.
Why Business Leaders Need Imagination
Why Business Leaders Need Imagination » To prepare for an uncertain future, business leaders need to indulge in what science fiction writers and children employ on a regular basis: their imagination.
Generating a 28% Return: Investment Advice from Students with the Babson College Fund
Generating a 28% Return: Investment Advice from Students with the Babson College Fund » Members of the Babson College Fund generated a 28 percent return on investment while managing a portion of the College’s endowment in 2020.
Expanding Academic Toolbox Keeps Babson on Cutting Edge
Expanding Academic Toolbox Keeps Babson on Cutting Edge » A strong partnership between the Academic Technology Innovation Center and faculty continually enhances the online classroom experience.
Back at Babson, Shay Brings Unique Perspective
Back at Babson, Shay Brings Unique Perspective » Jeffrey P. Shay ’87, MBA’91 returns as the new executive director for academic operations at Babson College's The Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Experiential Study Abroad from Home? Here’s How Babson College Made it Happen
Experiential Study Abroad from Home? Here’s How Babson College Made it Happen » With hands-on cooking and art lessons, Babson students virtually visit Japan from home, thanks to an entrepreneurial professor bringing the culture to life.
The Volatility Surrounding GameStop Stock Explained
The Volatility Surrounding GameStop Stock Explained » What is going on with GameStop? Cutler Center Managing Director Patrick Gregory breaks down and explains the volatile week in the stock market.
What Is Inclusive Leadership?
What Is Inclusive Leadership? » Hear from three Babson College community members who help answer the question, "What is inclusive leadership?" and work tirelessly to educate and empower inclusive leaders worldwide.
Finding the Stories Hidden in Data
Finding the Stories Hidden in Data » In his research, Babak Zafari sifts through mountains of medical data trying to undercover anomalies that might be signs of fraud, waste, and abuse.
These Are the Opportunities Entrepreneurs Can Capitalize on in 2021
These Are the Opportunities Entrepreneurs Can Capitalize on in 2021 » As we kick off 2021, we asked a number of our professors who have a range of expertises to forecast this year's opportunities for entrepreneurs.
Lessons from Training 10,000 Small Businesses
Lessons from Training 10,000 Small Businesses » As Babson marks a milestone with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, National Academic Director Richard Bliss reflects on the lessons and its impact.
The Final Hurdle: Overcoming Vaccine Skepticism
The Final Hurdle: Overcoming Vaccine Skepticism » In the final installment of a three-part series, we examine a critical question: How can skeptical people be convinced to take the COVID-19 vaccine?
Leadership, Logistics, and the Vaccine Rollout
Leadership, Logistics, and the Vaccine Rollout » The massive distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine has begun. In the second installment of a three-part series, we look at the rollout’s vast logistical challenges.
A Monumental Achievement, But Only the First Step
A Monumental Achievement, But Only the First Step » The end of the pandemic finally may be in sight, but in the first article of a three-part series, we look at how the speedy development of the COVID-19 vaccine is only the beginning of the end.
Do Leaders Have a Shelf Life? Not if They Follow This Advice.
Do Leaders Have a Shelf Life? Not if They Follow This Advice. » Leaders can manage in their role continuously as long they effectively balance work and life and strive to learn and grow.
Office Hours: Defining and Developing Entrepreneurial Leadership
From Babson Magazine
Office Hours: Defining and Developing Entrepreneurial Leadership » As endowed chair for values-based leadership, Scott Taylor is helping set the course for The Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
4 Babson Faculty Named to Poets & Quants’ List of Best Undergrad Business Professors
4 Babson Faculty Named to Poets & Quants’ List of Best Undergrad Business Professors » Four Babson faculty members—the second most of any institution—have been recognized among Poets & Quants’ Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors.
Earlier and More Online: How Consumers Are Shopping for the Holidays
Earlier and More Online: How Consumers Are Shopping for the Holidays » Shopping this holiday season has started earlier and moved more online than in years past, spurred by deals from retailers and implications of the pandemic.
Educating Educators, Babson Academy Pivots Toward the Future
Educating Educators, Babson Academy Pivots Toward the Future » As Babson Academy embraces the new, virtual normal, it is finding innovative ways to connect with entrepreneurship educators worldwide, and discovering new opportunities.
Coping with a Disrupted Supply Chain: What Retailers Can Do as the Holidays Near
Coping with a Disrupted Supply Chain: What Retailers Can Do as the Holidays Near » A disrupted supply chain, a spike in demand, and new product launches. It’s a turbulent time for retailers, around the corner of the holiday season.
The Lessons Learned from a $1.7 Billion Failure
The Lessons Learned from a $1.7 Billion Failure » A mere six months after it launched, the streaming service Quibi announced it was shutting down. What can be learned from such a stunning collapse?
Mastering Math for the Modern World
Mastering Math for the Modern World » Babson’s math courses have proven popular, and they focus on the practical rather than the abstract, with the goal of better preparing students for jobs after graduation.
Why Is Leadership Important?
Why Is Leadership Important? » Why is leadership important? Babson faculty offer their expertise on the value of leadership skills, especially for emerging entrepreneurial leaders.
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.
‘Don’t Underestimate Your Power’
‘Don’t Underestimate Your Power’ » Feru Deshong ’23 shares her insights on the power of amplifying your voice in the first forum of the Social Media & Academic Freedom Events committee.
An Inspiring Book Is Having a Big Impact at Babson
An Inspiring Book Is Having a Big Impact at Babson » "Good Company," by Arthur M. Blank ’63, H’98, is a memorable portrait of a values-based leader. Babson College is integrating the book into the student learning experience, both in and out of the classroom.
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.
The Future of Film Is Ripe with Opportunity for Innovators
The Future of Film Is Ripe with Opportunity for Innovators » The cinema industry has been brought to a grinding halt. Professor Gina O’Connor says how leaders pivot will be critical in shaping the future of film.
Babson, Family Foundation Partner to Build Economic Inclusion for All
Babson, Family Foundation Partner to Build Economic Inclusion for All » Angeli Tarsadia Reddy ’09 and her family foundation have partnered with a Babson-led venture to uplift underserved populations from financial fragility.
Linking Science and Liberal Arts to Create a Unique Experience for Students and Faculty
Linking Science and Liberal Arts to Create a Unique Experience for Students and Faculty » Professor Marjorie Feld and Assistant Professor David Blodgett have teamed up to create a new socio-ecological course, Feeding the Modern United States.
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.
Longtime Babson Professor: Ginsburg Paved the Way for Women in Law
Longtime Babson Professor: Ginsburg Paved the Way for Women in Law » Senior Lecturer Cheryl Kirschner says Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lifelong pursuit of equality positively impacted the futures of women and men, young and old.
New Research: The Real Impacts of COVID-19 on Small Business
New Research: The Real Impacts of COVID-19 on Small Business » U.S. small businesses have exhausted their federal funding and need additional support, according to a study by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, co-led by Babson College.
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.
A Peek Inside the Babson Collaborative
A Peek Inside the Babson Collaborative » When hundreds of educators that believe in the power of entrepreneurship get together, the ideas and energy are palpable.
Scholarship Award Presented in Memory of Late, Beloved Dean of Faculty
Scholarship Award Presented in Memory of Late, Beloved Dean of Faculty » Professor Dhruv Grewal, a close friend of the late Bala Iyer, was honored with the inaugural award founded in the beloved Dean of Faculty’s name.
Office Hours: Always Moving Forward
From Babson Magazine
Office Hours: Always Moving Forward » From women’s entrepreneurship to digital education, Professor of Management Nan Langowitz is constantly creating opportunities for students and faculty.
What Is Influencer Marketing? An Industry on the Rise
What Is Influencer Marketing? An Industry on the Rise » What is influencer marketing? Marketing strategy thought leader Anjali Bal says it’s the ideal format to pitch products to Millennials and Gen Z.
The Power of the Entrepreneurial Family
The Power of the Entrepreneurial Family » Running her family business taught Lauri Union the power of family entrepreneurship. Now, she is working to strengthen entrepreneurial families at Babson.
What Is a Stock Split? 3 Things to Know
What Is a Stock Split? 3 Things to Know » What is a stock split? Finance expert Professor Laurie Krigman explains the incentives of stock splits as they relate to Apple and Tesla’s recent moves.
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.
Summer Study Success Creates Long-Lasting Impact
Summer Study Success Creates Long-Lasting Impact » In re-envisioning a popular high school program online, Babson faculty provide a promising glimpse of the future—for students and themselves.
Will Jeff Bezos Save the Planet?
Will Jeff Bezos Save the Planet? » “The purpose of wealth is to solve problems,” says Raj Sisodia, as Amazon's Jeff Bezos’s net worth passes $200 billion and he commits to fight climate change.
Time to Evaluate Video Conferencing? Assistant Professor Kerry Gibson Says Yes
Time to Evaluate Video Conferencing? Assistant Professor Kerry Gibson Says Yes » Following months of virtual collaboration, Assistant Professor Kerry Gibson says it’s time to evaluate our approach to meetings through video conferencing.
New U.S. GEM Report Gives Hope for Entrepreneurship in a Post-COVID World
New U.S. GEM Report Gives Hope for Entrepreneurship in a Post-COVID World » In 2019, U.S. entrepreneurship rates were the highest they had ever been—a finding that offers hope as a country in crisis turns to entrepreneurial leaders for innovation and change.
‘We’re Equipping Our Students to Thrive Amid Uncertainty’
From Babson Magazine
‘We’re Equipping Our Students to Thrive Amid Uncertainty’ » Ken Matsuno, the new vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college, explains how Babson is ensuring its high academic standards and what he's learned about the community.
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.
VPs, the C-Suite, and How to Build Your Leadership Team
VPs, the C-Suite, and How to Build Your Leadership Team » Whether you are running for the White House, or heading a Fortune 500 company, you need good people around you. Here are strategies for picking your leadership team.
Entrepreneurial Leaders Fuel the Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine
Entrepreneurial Leaders Fuel the Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine » From researchers to manufacturers, a look at the critical role that entrepreneurial leaders play in the high-stakes race for a COVID-19 vaccine.
With Ban Pending, Should Microsoft or Twitter Buy TikTok?
With Ban Pending, Should Microsoft or Twitter Buy TikTok? » Restrictions have been imposed on TikTok in the United States, barring an American acquisition. Lecturer Peter Cohan says a potential deal may not even be worth the time.
GEM Data: Black Entrepreneurship Represents Highest Rate in U.S.
GEM Data: Black Entrepreneurship Represents Highest Rate in U.S. » The rate of Black entrepreneurship across the United States has intensified since 2014, and it’s because of innovators like Mandy Bowman ’12.
In Impromptu Album Release, Taylor Swift Sings in an Entrepreneur’s Tune
In Impromptu Album Release, Taylor Swift Sings in an Entrepreneur’s Tune » Can musicians be entrepreneurs? Most certainly, says Lakshmi Balachandra, reflecting on the release of Taylor Swift’s impromptu album, “Folklore.”
An Inside Look at the Online Teaching Training Program
An Inside Look at the Online Teaching Training Program » This summer, 243 faculty members took part in the Online Teaching Training Program, mastering new skills and tools and learning from one another as Babson prepares to kick off a new academic year.
What Is a Stimulus Package? A Conversation with Professor Megan Way
What Is a Stimulus Package? A Conversation with Professor Megan Way » You’ve heard about it a lot this year, but, what is a stimulus package? Associate Professor and Chair of the Economics Division Megan Way provides some answers.
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.
Bridging Business and Health Care to the Benefit of Students
Bridging Business and Health Care to the Benefit of Students » By challenging students with real problems exposed through research, Dessislava Pachamanova provides an opportunity to study complexities of a crisis.
Community Forums Bring Babson Together for Return to Campus Updates
Community Forums Bring Babson Together for Return to Campus Updates » Over the course of three days, more than 1,300 Babson community members gathered virtually for community forums focused on the College’s return to campus plan.
Hitting the Streets for Black Lives Matter
Hitting the Streets for Black Lives Matter » In the classroom, Professor Fred Opie talks about the organization needed to sustain social movements. Marching for Black Lives Matter, a former student saw that need firsthand.
Office Hours: Opportunity Knocking
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Office Hours: Opportunity Knocking » Professor of Finance Richard Bliss, Babson’s first Posse mentor, serves as the national academic director for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.
Babson Celebrates Juneteenth During Historic Black Lives Matter Movement This article contains a video
Babson Celebrates Juneteenth During Historic Black Lives Matter Movement » The Babson community came together to celebrate the commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S. and to unite in action toward a more inclusive society.
From the Ground Up: New Faculty Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
From the Ground Up: New Faculty Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion » A new faculty committee will take a hard look at training, teaching, and interacting at Babson with a goal of integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do.
How a Different View of Sports Will Present a New Way to Learn
How a Different View of Sports Will Present a New Way to Learn » Sports leagues are nearing restarts with a different look. According to Professor Rick Cleary, these new variances present an optimal opportunity to learn.
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.
Studying Science at a Business School
Studying Science at a Business School » Assistant professor of Earth and environmental science Joanna Carey asked students to express their vision for a better future. Why? Because as entrepreneurial leaders, she believes they can ignite change.
Reflecting on a Trip to the Top of the World
Reflecting on a Trip to the Top of the World » In the Arctic Circle, a group of Babson College students takes in the region’s stark beauty and asks tough questions about economics, policy, and climate change.
A Course Rerouted
A Course Rerouted » Students were readying for an experiential course in the heart of the sneaker industry in Germany before all college travel was canceled. Two weeks later, they found themselves online, designing shoes with Vans.
Seven Retiring Babson Faculty Say Goodbye
Seven Retiring Babson Faculty Say Goodbye » Babson College celebrates the long and rewarding careers of seven retiring faculty who have served generations of students in the classroom and beyond.
‘Superheroes’ Joining Forces in Digital Experience Initiative
‘Superheroes’ Joining Forces in Digital Experience Initiative » An interdisciplinary team of Babson faculty is researching the importance of responsible and ethical digital transformation.
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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.
What You Didn’t Know About This 40 Under 40 Professor
What You Didn’t Know About This 40 Under 40 Professor » Poets & Quants has selected Professor Nathaniel Karst as one of 2020’s Best 40 Under 40 MBA Professors.
A Penultimate Lecture for the Class of 2020
A Penultimate Lecture for the Class of 2020 » More than 235 Graduate students tuned in to the Penultimate Lecture, where beloved faculty members offered words of wisdom ahead of the official degree conferral.
Rourke, Taillard Named Faculty of the Year
Rourke, Taillard Named Faculty of the Year » Students from the undergraduate and graduate Class of 2020 honored two of their favorite teachers with Faculty of the Year awards.
Revisiting A Global Business Class
Revisiting A Global Business Class » Six weeks after her class ended, Sara Parker MBA '20 reached out to her professors from "Doing Business Globally, Highways and Landmines" for their perspective on global business now that the world has turned upside-down.
A Babson Moment That Spanned Generations and Locations
A Babson Moment That Spanned Generations and Locations » Despite being more than 1,000 miles apart, Olivia Deval ’23 and her grandmother were able to share a moment during Babson’s virtual Dean’s List Ceremony.
How to Manage Remote Teams
How to Manage Remote Teams » The move online presents unique obstacles for managers, including how to manage remote teams.
Virtual Reality: How the Babson Community United in the Face of Crisis
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Virtual Reality: How the Babson Community United in the Face of Crisis » The College completed a remarkable transformation to a virtual campus over spring break—with an eye on the future.
Office Hours: 5 Provocative Films about the American Dream
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Office Hours: 5 Provocative Films about the American Dream » Professor Julie Levinson, who has been exploring themes related to the American dream her entire career, recounts five provocative movies that resonate today.
‘True Success Is Giving Back’ This article contains a video
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‘True Success Is Giving Back’ » In these courses, Babson students not only learn the significance of philanthropy and what it means to be a humanitarian but also put those lessons in action.
The Business of Business Is People
The Business of Business Is People » Now more than ever, companies need leaders who inspire positive transformation, and put the well-being of the people they lead at the center of everything they do.
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.
Why Do Innovation and Creativity Thrive in Crisis?
Why Do Innovation and Creativity Thrive in Crisis? » Why is it that in crisis situations, many companies step up and are more innovative and creative than usual? According to Professor Jay Rao, entrepreneurial leadership is part of the answer.
Up for the Challenge
Up for the Challenge » While Babson students and alumni have pivoted their businesses, faculty have shifted their courses to effectively adjust to this digital landscape.
Can Businesses Start and Grow in a Crisis?
Can Businesses Start and Grow in a Crisis? » Entrepreneurial leaders across industries will guide us past the coronavirus crisis by identifying needs and solving problems.
Discover with Babson
Discover with Babson » In the shift to online learning, the College came together to launch BabsonDiscover—an all-inclusive webinar series to meet the diverse learning needs of entrepreneurial leaders around the world.
Ideas for Keeping Health and Wellness in Check
Ideas for Keeping Health and Wellness in Check » With so much uncertainty and transition, it's especially important to take care of yourself. Babson's meditation voicemail, virtual support groups, Instagram wellness challenges, and even some faculty research provide a starting point.
How to Lead in a Crisis
How to Lead in a Crisis » When times are tough, good leaders are key. Here are five behaviors to adopt in order to lead in a crisis.
Messages from Your Faculty This article contains a video
Messages from Your Faculty » The night before the first day of fully online classes, members of Babson’s faculty and academic deans shared words of support with students.
Focusing on the Facts
Focusing on the Facts » Assistant Professor David Blodgett understands the consequences of misinformation, and created a video with tips on how we can manage COVID-19.
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.
Published and Cited: Faculty in the News
Published and Cited: Faculty in the News » Across national media, Babson College faculty are recognized for their academic prowess, writing, and expertise.
Back at Babson
Back at Babson » Eliana Crosina ’05, MBA’11 has ensured lifelong learning is always part of her career, returning to Babson to teach and energize future entrepreneurs.
Send Us Your Babson Moments! This article contains a photo gallery
Send Us Your Babson Moments! » Everything that makes Babson feel like home and the memories you know you'll never forget—we want to see it all.
At MLK Jr. Legacy Day, a Call to Guide Others
At MLK Jr. Legacy Day, a Call to Guide Others » At Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Day, Steve Pemberton encouraged students to change the world and guide others in a continuous pursuit of a better society.
A Grant, Term Chair, and Tips for Employee-Manager Relations
A Grant, Term Chair, and Tips for Employee-Manager Relations » Faculty members have been awarded a term chair and a grant for their research and teaching excellence, and for what they will bring to the classroom.
A New Institute Takes a Broader View of Entrepreneurship
A New Institute Takes a Broader View of Entrepreneurship » The Butler Institute for Free Enterprise Through Entrepreneurship, funded through a $10 million gift from the Butler family, will examine how government and society can help entrepreneurship to thrive.
7 Go-to-Market Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs
7 Go-to-Market Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs » In a new book looking at go-to-market strategies, contributors from Babson and around the world explore the power and potential of women entrepreneurs.
Interdisciplinary Research Takes Center Stage
Interdisciplinary Research Takes Center Stage » Babson Faculty Research Day highlights interdisciplinary approach and accelerates connections and collaborations for further research opportunities.
The Australia Fires and Our Future
The Australia Fires and Our Future » When asked what can be done about the Australia fires, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science Joanna Carey explained how it’s connected to a global crisis, and urged all to get involved.
From Venture Funding to Sustainable Business, Faculty Recognized and Promoted
From Venture Funding to Sustainable Business, Faculty Recognized and Promoted » Babson College faculty are promoted, receive tenure, and are recognized for what they bring to the classroom.
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.
To Survive, Companies Learn How to Innovate
To Survive, Companies Learn How to Innovate » In an age of disruption, business can’t be complacent. At Babson Executive Education, a program serves as in-depth, holistic guide on how to innovate.
Entrepreneurial Women Need Disruptive Financial Models
Entrepreneurial Women Need Disruptive Financial Models » Investing in women entrepreneurs is an opportunity to expand innovation and economic development, says new research from Diana International Impact Report.
Teaching Others the Ways of Entrepreneurship Education at USASBE
Teaching Others the Ways of Entrepreneurship Education at USASBE » To kick off 2020, a number of Babson College faculty shared their entrepreneurial prowess with fellow innovators at the USASBE Conference in New Orleans.
The Basics of AI: Where to Begin
The Basics of AI: Where to Begin » Are you a business leader or entrepreneur curious about the basics of AI? Here are some tips for getting started with this powerful technology.
What Holiday Shoppers Should Know About This Year’s Retail Trends
What Holiday Shoppers Should Know About This Year’s Retail Trends » Babson College faculty offer last-minute holiday shopping tips and consider this year’s most important retail trends.
What Is Experiential Learning?
What Is Experiential Learning? » You hear it all the time, but what is experiential learning, really? At Babson College, we believe that in order to learn, you must do, and to do well, you must learn from those who do it best.
The Economic Advantage of Entrepreneurship Education This article contains a video
The Economic Advantage of Entrepreneurship Education » The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor has studied entrepreneurship for 20 years. To increase its impact, researchers say look to education.
The Growing Need for Sustainability in Business
The Growing Need for Sustainability in Business » How might humanity take action and confront climate change? Sustainability in business offers one source for ideas and inspiration.
The Making of Term Chairs, the Importance of Small Business
The Making of Term Chairs, the Importance of Small Business » Term chair appointments, online holiday consumer advice, and more updates highlight Babson College faculty news.
Millions Are Entrepreneurs in the United States
Millions Are Entrepreneurs in the United States » If you seek and embrace opportunity, then you are like the 31M entrepreneurs in the United States, according to the latest U.S. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report produced by Babson College researchers.
The Healing Organization
The Healing Organization » Professor Raj Sisodia believes in the power of business to heal—employees, customers, and entire ecosystems. But, to do so, organizations need to focus on people and the environment, over profits.
From Faculty, a Sincere ‘Thank You’ This article contains a video
From Faculty, a Sincere ‘Thank You’ » Faculty have shaped students into entrepreneurial leaders throughout Babson's first century. Just as you've learned from them, they've learned from you.
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.
What Drives Successful Women in Business?
What Drives Successful Women in Business? » Successful women in business are collaborative and emotionally intelligent. Many learn and hone these skills through Babson Executive Education.
Faculty on Leadership, Music, Entrepreneurship, and Inclusivity
Faculty on Leadership, Music, Entrepreneurship, and Inclusivity » In the news, in their books, and on panels, Babson College professors discuss leadership in terms of history, traits, and equality.
The Importance of a Good Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
The Importance of a Good Entrepreneurial Ecosystem » Creating entrepreneurial ecosystems that drive growth, innovation, and help scale up businesses transforms communities for the better, says these Babson College professors who do just that, all around the world.
Yes, Students Study Law at Babson
Yes, Students Study Law at Babson » Think of Babson, and your mind may understandably turn to entrepreneurship. But the College offers a slew of academic concentrations, including legal studies. Students take law classes at Babson for a variety of reasons. They may be interested in attending law school, or they may know how important some basic knowledge of law is to starting a business.
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.
How Will I Create the Future?
How Will I Create the Future? » Professor William Gartner, of Babson College’s Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, has been studying entrepreneurs for decades. “I can’t think of any other group of people I’d rather be with,” he says.
Equality in Entrepreneurship? Not Yet
Equality in Entrepreneurship? Not Yet » Babson’s Candida Brush has long studied women entrepreneurs. They have made many strides, but one critical challenge remains.
From California to Guatemala, Faculty Fuel Growth and Innovation
From California to Guatemala, Faculty Fuel Growth and Innovation » Faculty are leading international growth initiatives, sharing expertise on sustainable breakthrough innovation, and weighing in on the future of commerce.