Franklin W. Olin Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Entrepreneurship
Chair, Entrepreneurship Division
Why I Teach
Teaching gives me a chance to translate my research into practical and actionable strategies that students can apply in their entrepreneurial endeavors.
Words That Changed My Life
“A career is not about what you will be; it’s about what you decide to work on, and how you work. You will be good at anything you decide to pursue because you work hard and deliver.”
— Spoken by a career counselor when I was 25 and trying to decide what to be when I grew up.
What the World Needs from Business Today
Recognize that all populations of entrepreneurs can and should contribute to the economies of the world—not just a select few.
What You Need to Know about Babson
We help you to trust your instincts because we believe anything is possible for you!
My Proudest Professional Moment
Receiving an honorary doctorate in business and economics from Jönköping International Business School, and receiving the Global Entrepreneurship Award for outstanding contributions in entrepreneurship research.
How I Define Entrepreneurship
Creating or identifying an opportunity, building a team, and acquiring the resources to create something of economic or social value.