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Why Football Veteran and Broadcaster Brady Quinn Is Pursuing his MBA at Babson
Why Football Veteran and Broadcaster Brady Quinn Is Pursuing his MBA at Babson » Drawn in by the need for entrepreneurial leadership, football veteran and broadcaster Brady Quinn enrolled at Babson College to earn his MBA.
Celebrity Entrepreneurs Inspire Young Entrepreneurial Leaders
Celebrity Entrepreneurs Inspire Young Entrepreneurial Leaders » Pitbull, Elle Macpherson P’20, and Jeff Hoffman share their experiences and their advice to motivate and empower young entrepreneurial leaders.
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 are Babson College’s newest Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs® (ADE) inductees. The College plans to honor them at an event in 2021.
In Business, and Education, Blank’s Core Values Drive Success
In Business, and Education, Blank’s Core Values Drive Success » From The Home Depot to the NFL and MLS, Arthur M. Blank ’63, H’98 has found success by putting the customer first, and stressing the importance of purpose.
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.
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.
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.
Is There a Future for Cruise Lines? This Former CEO Says Yes
Is There a Future for Cruise Lines? This Former CEO Says Yes » Longtime Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Andy Stuart discussed his career of overcoming challenges as they relate to the pandemic with Babson graduate students.
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.”
Bauer CEO and Babson Alumnus Pivots Production with Purpose
Bauer CEO and Babson Alumnus Pivots Production with Purpose » You don’t need to be a founder to launch a successful business pivot. Bauer CEO Ed Kinnaly ’87 knows this well.
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.
Building Startup Communities with Brad Feld
Building Startup Communities with Brad Feld » At a fireside chat with members of the Babson community, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and author Brad Feld painted an incredibly rich picture of entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Renowned Entrepreneurs to Be Honored at Babson Connect: Worldwide in Panama
Renowned Entrepreneurs to Be Honored at Babson Connect: Worldwide in Panama » Stanley A. Motta and Ramón Mendiola Sánchez—known for their impact in tackling business challenges across industries—will each be honored at the sixth edition of the world’s premier entrepreneurship summit.
Ring Founder and Babson Alumnus Named AACSB Influential Leader
Ring Founder and Babson Alumnus Named AACSB Influential Leader » Jamie Siminoff ’99, founder and chief inventor at Ring, has been honored as a 2020 AACSB Influential Leader.
3 Ways to Build Your Brand like TB12 Sports
3 Ways to Build Your Brand like TB12 Sports » How can you build your brand like the CEO of TB12 Sports? Innovate, plan, and retain your customer, says John Burns MBA’05.
Learning the Art of a Stock Pitch
Learning the Art of a Stock Pitch » As part of the Babson College Fund, students commit two semesters to develop their investment research skills while managing a portion of the College’s endowment. While presenting a stock pitch in class is common, pitching to legendary investor Peter Lynch is a rare opportunity.
$50 Million Gift Boldly Expands Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College
$50 Million Gift Boldly Expands Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College » Top-ranked Babson College and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation partner to establish the Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership, fueling future generations of entrepreneurial leaders.
The Way We Make Stuff Now
The Way We Make Stuff Now » At the 7th annual Disruption Dinner at Babson College, The Grommet Co-Founders Jules Pieri and Joanne Domeniconi explored the ins and outs of innovation, opportunity, risk, and partnership.
One on One with NBA Assistant Coach Kara Lawson This article contains a video
One on One with NBA Assistant Coach Kara Lawson » Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson took to the Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex this month to share what it’s like to be one of just a handful of female coaches in the NBA.
Entrepreneurial Wisdom from Diane von Fürstenberg
Entrepreneurial Wisdom from Diane von Fürstenberg » Diane von Fürstenberg, the first female, and the youngest person to be inducted into The Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs at age 32, joined Babson Connect: Worldwide to share her insights and wisdom.
Students Reinvent the Pitch with Kevin Harrington This article contains a video
Students Reinvent the Pitch with Kevin Harrington » Twenty-eight years ago, Kevin Harrington was a young entrepreneur making $50 million in revenue. Fast forward a few years, and the $50 million became $500 million. What made the difference? Babson.
Jason Feifer: The Entrepreneur’s Storyteller
Jason Feifer: The Entrepreneur’s Storyteller » Jason Feifer, the editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine, talks about the enduring power of print, his need to find new opportunities, and what he admires about the many entrepreneurs he has met.
It’s Not Entrepreneurship, It’s Artrepreneurship
It’s Not Entrepreneurship, It’s Artrepreneurship » What does Jamie Kent ’09 think is the biggest opportunity and the greatest hope for the music industry? Is it the next emerging artist? A new genre? No—it’s blockchain technology.
The Bottom Line? Stay in Boston.
The Bottom Line? Stay in Boston. » Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and other leading local players, including Governor Charlie Baker, joined Babson for its Centennial Celebration. All agree, Boston is the best place to be.
The Business of Sports
The Business of Sports » Success in business and sports entrepreneurship is intertwined through organizational strategy, says Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank.
Advice from Distinguished Entrepreneurs
Advice from Distinguished Entrepreneurs » For more than 40 years, Babson’s Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs® has honored founders who’ve made a difference. In panel conversations at Babson’s Centennial Celebration, they offered a look into what it takes to build a business.
TORq Interface Wins Big
TORq Interface Wins Big » Joanna Geisinger MBA’17 and her startup, TORq Interface, pitched to win $100,000, and the investment interest of some famous judges, including Jamie Siminoff ’99, founder of Ring, at Babson ePitch: Second Century Challenge.
Photos from Centennial Celebration This article contains a photo gallery
Photos from Centennial Celebration » One hundred years of Babson. Three signature events. One extraordinary celebration. These are the moments we've been waiting for all year long.
Students Use Original Isaac Newton Works
Students Use Original Isaac Newton Works » Babson will host a Sir Isaac Newton pop-up exhibition as part of the College’s Centennial Celebration.
Babson Inducts Three New Members into Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs
Babson Inducts Three New Members into Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs » Babson will induct Baldwin Richardson Foods President and CEO Eric G. Johnson ’72, P’08 and Wayfair co-founders Steve Conine and Niraj Shah into its Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs.
Famous Entrepreneurs on Life and Business
Famous Entrepreneurs on Life and Business » Five famous entrepreneurs talk lessons learned while building their business from the ground up.
After NFL, Players Turn to Babson
After NFL, Players Turn to Babson » Former NFL players interested in new business careers have come to Babson for The Entrepreneur's Bootcamp.
And the Finalists Are …
And the Finalists Are … » On September 20, 2019, as part of Babson’s Centennial Celebration, startups Arist, Gentreo, and TORq Interface will compete for upward of $100,000 at Babson ePitch: Second Century Challenge.
Savoring a Stanley Cup Victory
Savoring a Stanley Cup Victory » Chris Zimmerman MBA’83 topped years of accomplishments as a hockey player, coach, and NHL executive on a special night last month at Boston’s TD Garden.
Major Change for Asset Managers, Says SEC Chairman
Major Change for Asset Managers, Says SEC Chairman » Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, visited Babson Boston to share his insights on anew regulation a decade in the making.
‘I Told You It Was a Great Idea’
‘I Told You It Was a Great Idea’ » From Babson to LA: alumni, students, parents, and friends filled the courtyard at Ring headquarters to celebrate Babson’s Centennial with Jamie Siminoff ’99 and Stephen Spinelli MBA’92.
Steve Case: Collaboration Will Be Key to New Era of Entrepreneurship
Steve Case: Collaboration Will Be Key to New Era of Entrepreneurship » AOL co-founder Steve Case challenged the undergrad Class of 2019 to lead innovation in regions outside of today’s startup hubs at Centennial Commencement.
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.
From Secretary to CEO: For Jan Singer, One Call Changed it All
From Secretary to CEO: For Jan Singer, One Call Changed it All » At an on-campus event with Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL), former Victoria’s Secret and Spanx CEO Jan Singer zeroed in on our underestimated and undervalued ability to choose, to take control, and to change our perspectives about what it means to go to work.
At the Founders Summit, Mentoring Goes Mega
At the Founders Summit, Mentoring Goes Mega » 100 alumni founders. 100 student entrepreneurs. 200 conversations. 1 afternoon. The Blank Center takes mentoring to the next level at Babson’s first Founders Summit.
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.
Internet Pioneer Steve Case to Deliver Undergraduate Centennial Commencement Address
Internet Pioneer Steve Case to Deliver Undergraduate Centennial Commencement Address » One of America’s best-known entrepreneurs, Steve Case with his D.C.-based investment firm Revolution, is helping to build new businesses with up-and-coming visionaries. On Saturday, May 18, he will address Babson’s Centennial Class of 2019 as its undergraduate Commencement speaker.
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.
At the Close of a Century, Babson Leaders Explore What’s Next
At the Close of a Century, Babson Leaders Explore What’s Next » During the historic Centennial Presidents’ Fireside Chat, President Kerry Healey and Board of Trustees Chair Marla M. Capozzi MBA’96 caught up with President-elect Stephen Spinelli as he readies to lead Babson in its second century.
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.
Honoring the Late Roger Enrico
Honoring the Late Roger Enrico » PepsiCo legend, revered philanthropist, and Babson’s newest Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs® inductee, the late Roger Enrico ’65, H’86 leaves behind much more than a memory.
Andrew Zimmern’s Advice for Young Entrepreneurs
Andrew Zimmern’s Advice for Young Entrepreneurs » During the eighth annual Babson Food Day, Andrew Zimmern sat round a table with Babson students to share his story and his advice for aspiring food entrepreneurs.
Meet the Babson Names Behind Your Favorite “Shark Tank” Products
Meet the Babson Names Behind Your Favorite “Shark Tank” Products » What do comfortable socks, a video doorbell, a drone academy, and gourmet peanuts have in common? They’re all products and businesses pitched on “Shark Tank” by Babson students and alumni.
Linda Rottenberg’s Advice: Go Crazy on Your Idea
Linda Rottenberg’s Advice: Go Crazy on Your Idea » Linda Rottenberg has a message for aspiring entrepreneurs: If people aren’t calling you crazy, you aren’t dreaming big enough.
Caryl Stern’s Lessons on Life and Leadership
Caryl Stern’s Lessons on Life and Leadership » In the story of Caryl Stern’s life, there’s a theme prevalent in each and every chapter: putting children first.
Growing Plants to Grow Students with Stephen Ritz
Growing Plants to Grow Students with Stephen Ritz » Stephen Ritz's Green Bronx Machine uses the power of a plant to transform communities that are fragmented and marginalized into neighborhoods that are inclusive and thriving.
Life Lessons from Warren Buffett
Life Lessons from Warren Buffett » An MBA student had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit down with Warren Buffett. Here's what he learned.
From Athlete to Entrepreneur
From Athlete to Entrepreneur » Former WNBA star and collegiate standout Michelle Brooke-Marciniak leveraged the skills and mentality she developed as an athlete to guide her career as an entrepreneur.
3 Lessons from Distinguished Entrepreneurs
3 Lessons from Distinguished Entrepreneurs » What can we learn from the world’s most accomplished entrepreneurs? We look to the world's first entrepreneurship hall of fame to find out.
No Finish Line
No Finish Line » Arthur Blank ’63, H’98, built The Home Depot, one of the largest retail outlets in the world. For the second act of his amazing career, Blank has kept busy, pledging to give nearly all of his wealth to charity, and leading his NFL team, the Atlanta Falcons. 
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Fighting Global Iron Deficiency, One Lucky Iron Fish at a Time
Fighting Global Iron Deficiency, One Lucky Iron Fish at a Time » Sets of three are lucky in Cambodia. But when Dr. Gavin Armstrong incorporated his company Lucky Iron Fish on 12/12/12, he wasn’t thinking much about luck. Rather, he was launching an innovative solution to one of Cambodia's biggest problems; iron deficiency.
Care.com’s Sheila Lirio Marcelo’s Advice for Entrepreneurial Women
Care.com’s Sheila Lirio Marcelo’s Advice for Entrepreneurial Women » In the early 2000s, the Yellow Pages just weren’t cutting it. At least not for Sheila Lirio Marcelo, who was struggling to find care for her newborn child and her ailing father. Her struggle to find suitable care inspired her to develop a better solution for families everywhere.
TripAdvisor’s Stephen Kaufer on Shifting from Founder to CEO
TripAdvisor’s Stephen Kaufer on Shifting from Founder to CEO » Stephen Kaufer has been with TripAdvisor throughout its 16-year journey from B2B vertical search engine to becoming the world’s largest travel site. Along the way, he has steered the company through pivots, sales, acquisitions and an IPO, to become an industry-leader in a highly competitive and rapidly evolving market.
Helping Teen Mothers Step Out Of Poverty
Helping Teen Mothers Step Out Of Poverty » Rocked by the painful loss of her toddler, Catalina Escobar channeled her grief into action.
Swimming With The Sharks
Swimming With The Sharks » Entrepreneurs who have pitched on Shark Tank—including Jamie Siminoff '99 of Ring—share their experiences an advice for those seeking a swim with the sharks.
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.
Gail Simmons on Creating a Career
Gail Simmons on Creating a Career » “What is food but a huge window into every culture in the world?”
Investing in Women: A Conversation with Tory Burch
Investing in Women: A Conversation with Tory Burch » If net worth were measured in shoes, today Tory Burch is worth more than 4 million of her signature Reva ballet flats. Is there a secret to her success? In retrospect, she says it’s scary to think how little she knew at the outset, but her motivation to challenge herself and be open to new experiences has never wavered.
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?
Hanging in the Balance with Sophia Chang
Hanging in the Balance with Sophia Chang » Both personally and professionally, Sophia Chang is a master of the balancing act.
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.
All Kinds of Minds: A Conversation with Temple Grandin
All Kinds of Minds: A Conversation with Temple Grandin » Dr. Temple Grandin wears many hats: she is a professor, author, animal behaviorist, inventor, autism advocate, and the subject of a Golden Globe Award-winning film. One role she never has considered, however, is entrepreneur.
Octopus, Social Innovation, and the Power of Narrative
Octopus, Social Innovation, and the Power of Narrative » instead of simply giving money to accelerate social good, Omidyar Network behaves like a venture capital firm, investing in global businesses whose result is public good.
The Startup of You
The Startup of You » For today’s young adults, the old-fashioned career ladder concept simply doesn’t make sense. To be successful, Millennials must think of themselves as entrepreneurs, regardless of career path.