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Five Regions, Five Days: Entrepreneurial Leadership Everywhere This article contains a video
Five Regions, Five Days: Entrepreneurial Leadership Everywhere » Featuring an impressive list of esteemed speakers, the sixth edition of Babson Connect: Worldwide takes the College community around the world in five days.
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.
5 Things the Next Gen Should Do When Joining a Family Business
5 Things the Next Gen Should Do When Joining a Family Business » How can a next-generation leader successfully enter the family business? Lauri Union of the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship interviewed Babson alumni to find out.
Why Family Entrepreneurship is the New Family Business
Why Family Entrepreneurship is the New Family Business » Many think of family businesses as passed down from one generation to the next. Findings from the first ever Family Entrepreneurship Report by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) debunk that assumption.
Entrepreneurship Finds Roots in Families, Reveals GEM Report
Entrepreneurship Finds Roots in Families, Reveals GEM Report » Worldwide, 75% of entrepreneurs and 81% of established business owners are entrepreneurs, co-owning or managing their businesses with family members.
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.
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.
Ready to Entrepreneur, Young Students Spend Summer with Babson
Ready to Entrepreneur, Young Students Spend Summer with Babson » The time for innovation is now. Babson has set out to galvanize budding entrepreneurs around the world through its new, virtual summer programs.
The Joy of the Jigsaw Puzzle
The Joy of the Jigsaw Puzzle » White Mountain Puzzles, co-owned by Colin Wroblewski ’03, has seen a spike in sales as people seek an uplift from an unlikely source: jigsaw puzzles.
To Fill a Drastic Need
To Fill a Drastic Need » The family manufacturing firm of Matthew Boyd MBA’07 is shifting production to make urgently needed medical masks. “We feel an obligation to help,” says Boyd.
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.
Supporting Past, Current, and Future Generations of Entrepreneurial Families
Supporting Past, Current, and Future Generations of Entrepreneurial Families » A $2 million gift from Charlie Nulsen ’79 and JoAnn Kocum Nulsen ’81 will endow the Executive Directorship position at the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, enabling the best in leadership and experiential programming for students and their entrepreneurial families.
Millennial CEOs Ready to Lead Family Businesses
Millennial CEOs Ready to Lead Family Businesses » Longer life expectancy combined with changing expectations are putting strain on business families as they adapt in today's evolving landscape.
The Next Generation
The Next Generation » Two generations of the Cisneros family business shared their take on succession planning and more during Babson Connect: Worldwide.
A Family Affair
A Family Affair » Parents and Teens attending The Entrepreneurial Family, a program of Babson Executive Education, learn about entrepreneurial thinking, as well as each other.
How 25-year-old Somia Farid is Making Her Mark on Edible Arrangements
How 25-year-old Somia Farid is Making Her Mark on Edible Arrangements » How exactly does a 25-year-old successfully step into the role of Vice President and General Manager of the family business?
One Family’s Non-Linear Family Entrepreneurship Journey
One Family’s Non-Linear Family Entrepreneurship Journey » For three generations, the Barber family has evolved their business from a small butcher shop to a national food industry leader.
Amplifying Family Business
Amplifying Family Business » For students thinking about entering their family’s business, the Amplifier program prepares them for a future position.
When Babson, and Business, Run in the Family
When Babson, and Business, Run in the Family » For this family, a Babson education and starting your own business spans two generations.
Toyoda Encourages Graduates to Be Warm; Find Joy in Life
Toyoda Encourages Graduates to Be Warm; Find Joy in Life » Babson alumnus Akio Toyoda MBA’82, P’14 spoke from the heart to inspire graduate students and their families at Saturday’s Centennial Commencement.
Seeking Insight from Babson Faculty?
Seeking Insight from Babson Faculty? » On the ground and on the airwaves, Babson’s faculty and thought leaders are sharing their expertise on leadership, innovation, and family entrepreneurship.
But First, A Look Back at Toyoda’s Time at Babson
But First, A Look Back at Toyoda’s Time at Babson » In anticipation of addressing Babson’s graduate Class of 2019 at this year’s Centennial Commencement, Akio Toyoda MBA’82, P’14 shares some of his favorite Babson memories and advice.
Behind the Curtain of a Family Business
Behind the Curtain of a Family Business » Babson’s Live Case Study series takes attendees into the inner workings of family enterprises, which often are tight-lipped about the challenges they are facing.
Entrepreneurship in Her Family Dates Back to 1844. Today, Cathy Hughes Runs the Largest Black-Owned Broadcast Company in the Nation
Entrepreneurship in Her Family Dates Back to 1844. Today, Cathy Hughes Runs the Largest Black-Owned Broadcast Company in the Nation » At the 21st annual Black Affinity Network Conference, the Babson community awarded Cathy Hughes with a Pioneer Award for her unique contributions in changing the entertainment industry.
Global Business Leader Akio Toyoda MBA’82 to Deliver Graduate Centennial Commencement Address
Global Business Leader Akio Toyoda MBA’82 to Deliver Graduate Centennial Commencement Address » Global business leader and Babson alumnus Akio Toyoda MBA’82, president of Toyota Motor Corporation, will address Babson’s graduate Class of 2019 as their Centennial Commencement speaker on Saturday, May 18.
New Advisory Board Begins Work with Babson’s Institute for Family Entrepreneurship
New Advisory Board Begins Work with Babson’s Institute for Family Entrepreneurship » A newly-formed Board of Advisors, composed of global family entrepreneurship leaders, will guide Babson’s Institute of Family Entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship Research and Why it Matters
Entrepreneurship Research and Why it Matters » For 20 years, the Babson-sponsored Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) has raised awareness about the power of entrepreneurship to create economic and social value, and hopes to continue to enact change in the way entrepreneurs are supported worldwide.
For the UAE, a New Approach to Sustaining Family Business
For the UAE, a New Approach to Sustaining Family Business » What's the key to sustaining family businesses and catalyzing transitions between generations? It starts with shifting to a family entrepreneurship mindset.
Advice from Married Entrepreneurs Sara Blakely and Jesse Itzler
Advice from Married Entrepreneurs Sara Blakely and Jesse Itzler » Sara Blakely and Jesse Itzler are an entrepreneurial power-couple. She founded Spanx and is a self-made billionaire, he has sold multiple businesses, authored best selling books, and is a former rapper. Together they have four children and say marrying one another has been the best decision they ever made.
“Life as an Entrepreneur? It’s Pretty Freaking Exciting”
“Life as an Entrepreneur? It’s Pretty Freaking Exciting” » Two years after college, Hanson Grant ’16 is celebrating the success of his startup, Think Board, and a strategic new partnership with Rocketbook.
Why I Left My Investment Banking Job to Join the Family Business
Why I Left My Investment Banking Job to Join the Family Business » For Kate Began, the draw of joining the family business was the challenge of inventing new ways to grow, creating new processes and staying ahead of the competition.
Crooked Oak’s Head-First Dive Into Craft Spirits
Crooked Oak’s Head-First Dive Into Craft Spirits » What started as an experiment for a family of entrepreneurs has grown into a full-fledged business, putting a new spin on classic spirits.
Roshni Nadar Malhotra on Building India’s Future
Roshni Nadar Malhotra on Building India’s Future » Roshni Nadar Malhotra has spearheaded a multitude of initiatives and programs that prepare India's next generation of women leaders, and the next generation of nation builders in India’s classrooms.
Bobby Sager: “You Need to Understand Your Customer”
Bobby Sager: “You Need to Understand Your Customer” » How did Bobby Sager, who grew up outside of Boston and married his high school sweetheart, become the international philanthropic force he is today?
Keeping It In The Family
Keeping It In The Family » My two sisters and I have always had the family business itch, but it took a few years—and a pregnancy—to come up with the right idea.
Turning Points for Family Business
Turning Points for Family Business » Merge family dynamics with that complicated institution called a family business and you have potential for epic conflict. And, the time that is most fraught with conflict is the transition of the business from one generation to the next.