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Uncover inspiration—no matter your industry or job function. Babson entrepreneurs, student volunteers, and imaginative artists share their tips for using Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® in organizations of all types and sizes.

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  • 05/08/13--12:52: Groceries
  • By Shelly Goehring, MBA 2013   I was standing in line with a basket of a few groceries. When it came my turn, the cashier scanned my items and I handed her my card. It was a VISA debit card that I had already used several times in Brazil. I told her, “Credit, por favor.”…

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    By Kaz Kawaguchi Since I came to Babson in 2012 summer, I have faced many challenges. I have lived in Japan for around 30 years, and this was my first time to live abroad, so I expected that I would face many challenges such as language issue and cultural difference as well as study at…

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    Post by Kate Mowles, Class of 2013 For me, studying abroad was about having experiences that I could not have at Babson. Even with a very diverse student body, nothing matches actually diving fully into another culture. I wanted to learn more about the world we live in because I was never really exposed to…

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  • 07/24/13--11:05: Akawaba from Ghana!
  • Since 2011, Babson has been bringing teams of volunteers, including students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, and friends to various countries of the world with the Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academies (BELA). This week, Lorien Romito, Glavin Office’s Director of Education Abroad traveled to Ghana to work with roughly 100 high school students to develop leadership and…

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    Hello!  My name is Brett Chin. If you’re thinking about studying abroad during your time at Babson, chances are we will work together.   I  manage and advise Undergraduate Semester Abroad programs in Asia (China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea); Europe (Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey, Italy); and the Middle East (Jordan). Originally…

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  • 08/09/13--08:30: S’more Perspective
  • Post by Zak Barry, Class of 2014 Over the past couple of weeks I have had the opportunity to befriend a family who lives in a shack at the end of our street. Beside the fact that the lot is kept vacant because it used to be a cemetery, this rolling green hill is prime…

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  • 08/14/13--11:37: Japan Trek 2013
  • Post by Kaz Kawaguchi, MBA Candidate, Class of 2014 In May of 2013 Kaz, along with Babson alum and Professors, organized a program to his home country of Japan for Babson students and spouses. There were 18 participants  (15 students and 3 spouses), from the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, Paraguay, Venezuela, Iceland, Thailand, Indonesia, and Japan.…

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  • 09/11/13--08:08: Where is Home?
  • Here at the Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education we are constantly capturing statistics of incoming international and outgoing study abroad students. In fact we have entire teams dedicated to supporting and guiding these populations. A community that is perhaps more complicated to define is that of Third Culture Kids. Third Culture Kids (TCKs)…

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    In light of Mandela’s recent passing, Professor Emeritus Jean-Pierre Jeannet shares this reflection on a not-so-chance meeting: I have had an opportunity to meet Nelson Mandela as part of the Emirates Global Business forum held in Dubai in the year 2000. I received an invitation to join the conference during an already busy travel time.…

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  • 02/05/14--10:04: Babson Represents at INCmty
  • Post by Fernando Maturana & Hernan Sangueza MBA, Class of 2014 INCmty is a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation that aims to bring together in the same place both entrepreneurs and their business ideas with investors, following the model of a Festival, and seeking to become an international benchmark for entrepreneurs in Latin America. The…

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    Post by Doug Hardy, from http://entrepreneurshipofallkinds.org Steve Case must be an optimist. The co-founder of America Online and current CEO of blue-chip venture firm Revolution LLC thinks a bipartisan majority in Congress will pass immigration reform this year … or at least the targeted reform of Startup Act 3.0 (pdf), a bill designed to keep the best…

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    Some good advice for all, particularly our incoming students! Article by Andy Molinsky from http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/adapt-to-a-new-culture-but-dont-go-too-far/ One of the most popular pieces of advice that people receive when operating across cultures is, “When in Rome, Act Like the Romans.” This advice essentially means that in order to be successful in a situation different from your own, you…

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  • 11/18/14--11:48: Managing Perspectives    
  • By Mike Brady and Mary Testa This past week presented us with a broad range of experiences. Over the past seven days each of us has had to adapt to varying circumstances. From seven hour bus rides to five star meals to living with lizards and mice to sunrise yoga this week had a little…

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    Posted by Babson Latin American Club Maria Cristina Cruz, 2nd Year MBA, Venezuela 1. What is your favorite Latin American dish? I love arepas (the Venezuelan ones, which are different from Colombian ones), and pabellón criollo (our national dish made up of white rice, black beans, fried plantains and shredded beef)- I have no idea how…

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    Post by Laura Jimenez ’17, who recently returned from a study abroad trip to Florence, Italy. And this is me, having a taste of my last day in Florence. After the last exam, Italian 102, which I managed to finish in 20 minutes. I went outside with my friends to enjoy the sunny afternoon Florence…

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    Post by Jin Lin ’17, who shares a fun cultural experience during her study abroad program in Dublin, Ireland. Click here to learn about the many opportunities to travel abroad at Babson. Courtesy of Arcadia University, I got the chance to learn and experience the heart of Irish culture, the Gaelic Games! We were able to learn…

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    Empathy and sympathy seem like similar concepts, but are they? Researcher Brené Brown tells us they are very different.  While one connects us to one another, the other can pull us further apart.  And in our interconnected, multicultural world, being able to connect with and understand others will be to our advantage.   More compassion.…

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    Babson BRIC: The Cornerstone of the New Global Economy is a semester-long, globally comparative and academically rigorous study abroad experience. To learn more about this unique opportunity, click here. Babson BRIC study abroad participants write blog posts during their time in Russia, India, and China. It’s a great way for them to reflect on their experiences,…

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    In the Glavin office, we work closely with students who are eager to expand their global mindset. This group of students are passionate about raising awareness about the possibilities for creating social and economic value in the Middle East. Read about their organization and look out for their activities on campus! —- We are starting…

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    Babson BRIC: The Cornerstone of the New Global Economy is a semester-long, globally comparative and academically rigorous study abroad experience. To learn more about this unique opportunity, click here. Babson BRIC study abroad participants write blog posts during their time in Russia, India, and China. It’s a great way for them to reflect on their experiences,…

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