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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
This Founder’s Day, We Make Our Mark (And I Present a Challenge)
This Founder’s Day, We Make Our Mark (And I Present a Challenge) » As we forge ahead in uncertain times, President Spinelli reflects on a year of unimaginable change, and he challenges the community to unite in support of Babson's continued innovation, leadership, and impact.
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.
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.
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.
A Year in Review
A Year in Review » One year after becoming president of Babson, Stephen Spinelli Jr. MBA’92, PhD, takes time to reflect on his first year and to look ahead to the work to come.
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.
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.
We Need More Women in Finance
We Need More Women in Finance » Diverse work environments lead to greater collaboration, and are why we need more women in finance to achieve better business outcomes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President Spinelli Reflects on Rankings, Leadership, and Planning for Babson’s Future
President Spinelli Reflects on Rankings, Leadership, and Planning for Babson’s Future » U.S. News & World Report named Babson the No. 1 undergraduate school for entrepreneurship for the 23rd consecutive time. But with recognition comes responsibility, says President Stephen Spinelli Jr. MBA’92, PhD.
Determining the Value of the Next IPO and Preparing for the Academic Year
Determining the Value of the Next IPO and Preparing for the Academic Year » This week in faculty news: Babson professors’ papers and expertise appear in national media.
Professors Honored with Academy of Management Awards
Professors Honored with Academy of Management Awards » A handful of Babson professors were honored with Academy of Management Awards, and others were featured for their expertise in The Boston Globe and Forbes.
In the News: Faculty Talk Workplace, Tariffs, and Education
In the News: Faculty Talk Workplace, Tariffs, and Education » Babson professors and leaders shared insight in local and national media outlets on entrepreneurship education and tariffs on international products.
Does Anybody Win a Trade War?
Does Anybody Win a Trade War? » Tariffs seldom lead to the desired economic outcome, according to Economics Professor Kent Jones.
Career Advice and Expertise from Babson’s Own
Career Advice and Expertise from Babson’s Own » Our faculty weighed in on building office camaraderie and explained how to pursue a career in international education.
Let’s Focus on Those Who Want to Start a Business, But Aren’t
Let’s Focus on Those Who Want to Start a Business, But Aren’t » Making entrepreneurship accessible to all is not just the right thing to do, it’s good for society, says Babson Professor Donna Kelley.
What Makes a City Entrepreneurial?
What Makes a City Entrepreneurial? » Some cities have a long history of entrepreneurship. Others have grown into thriving entrepreneurial cities more recently. What makes cities such fertile grounds for entrepreneurship?
The State of the Gig Economy
The State of the Gig Economy » As full-time jobs continue to disappear, Diane Mulcahy shares her thoughts on the gig economy and the future of work.
How Blockchain Can Improve Food Supply Chains
How Blockchain Can Improve Food Supply Chains » Blockchain for Food? Exploring the tremendous potential for entrepreneurs using blockchain technology in the food industry.
Diamonds and the Blockchain
Diamonds and the Blockchain » What does blockchain have to do with your diamond ring?
5 Rules for Success in the Gig Economy
5 Rules for Success in the Gig Economy » Five rules to remember if you're an entrepreneur looking to survive and thrive in the gig economy.
I’m a Toys R Us Kid, But I’ve Grown Up!
I’m a Toys R Us Kid, But I’ve Grown Up! » Yes, the end of Toys R Us is the end of a retailing era.
Intrapreneurs as Corporate Angel Investors
Intrapreneurs as Corporate Angel Investors » Four ways to identify the corporate angel investors, intraprenuers who champion innovation.
Startup City: Miami’s Emerging Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Startup City: Miami’s Emerging Entrepreneurial Ecosystem » A new entrepreneurial hub city has emerged far from the sphere of Silicon Valley or the bustling Northeast. That place? Miami.
The Revival of the Conglomerate?
The Revival of the Conglomerate? » Is there a revival of the conglomerate in the U.S. economy?
How The Weather Company Used Data to Build the OutSider App
How The Weather Company Used Data to Build the OutSider App » The Weather Company's app for runners, OutSider, is the result of a hackathon that brought together meteorologists and programmers.
How to Become an Objective Entrepreneur
How to Become an Objective Entrepreneur » Entrepreneurs can be so tied up in their ventures and blinded by unyielding passion that often they don’t see things clearly and therefore can’t respond objectively.
Why the Big Pharma Business Model Must Change
Why the Big Pharma Business Model Must Change » Big Pharma is in the middle of a perfect storm of disaster. Changing it's business model is the only way the industry will weather the storm.
One on One with Innovation Leaders
One on One with Innovation Leaders » With so many organizations thinking about and fueling their business innovation engines, we went straight to the source for perspective from five Boston innovators about what’s working today.
A Worthless, Impossible, & Stupid Recipe for Policy Success
A Worthless, Impossible, & Stupid Recipe for Policy Success » Can an inspirational story catalyze a business or kick-start a career?
Want an Innovation Culture? Get the People Issues Right
Want an Innovation Culture? Get the People Issues Right » A company's people issues have the greatest power to shape its innovation culture and create a sustained competitive advantage.
3 Entrepreneurial Actions to Jumpstart Growth
3 Entrepreneurial Actions to Jumpstart Growth » A big company trying to grow faster than its upstart rivals should pick a growth strategy that fits with its culture.
Becoming a Conscious Capitalist
Becoming a Conscious Capitalist » Professor Raj Sisodia, chairman and co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism Institute, is the co-author (with Whole Foods Founder John Mackey) of business bestseller Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. In addition to helping companies around the world adopt the mindset of Conscious Capitalism, Sisodia also is the F.W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business…
How to Ape Guy Kawasaki
How to Ape Guy Kawasaki » Guy Kawasaki might balk at the label Legendary Marketing Guru, but his 1.2 million social media followers are voting with their tweets—his writing on marketing, evangelizing, social media, and more spreads far and wide.
The Fine Print on Job Creators: Part III
The Fine Print on Job Creators: Part III » How can you measure job creation when it’s a moving target, and what effect does policy in one area (healthcare) has on another (job creation)?
The Fine Print on Job Creators: Part II
The Fine Print on Job Creators: Part II » If you use the Small Business Administration’s definition of a small business employing fewer than 500 people, 98% of business establishments are small.
Lessons from Zumba: 4 Ways to Lead Your Company’s Innovation and Growth
Lessons from Zumba: 4 Ways to Lead Your Company’s Innovation and Growth » Lessons from Zumba cofounders Alberto Perlman '98 and Alberto Aghion on innovation, growth, and resilience during the past decade.
The Sharing Economy
The Sharing Economy » “The best ideas are the ones that have been around for a long time," is a starting point for the growing entrepreneurial movement to exploit the notion of collective consumption putting a technology-powered new spin on sharing, renting, or bartering goods and services.
Stripped Down Business School
Stripped Down Business School » What if business students arrived on campus already equipped with business fundamentals—the subjects of large review classes such as basic accounting, financial modeling, and marketing? How might business colleges, stripped of the need to provide everyone with a baseline of skills, still attract business-minded students?
The Fine Print on Job Creators: Part I
The Fine Print on Job Creators: Part I » Who is a job creator? The term has become a political Rorschach test—it means what the speaker says it means to support his or her policy beliefs.
Globalization of Capital: How Managers Can Profit
Globalization of Capital: How Managers Can Profit » How to seize opportunities from the globalization of capital and avoid the risks.