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Tom Smit

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Tom Smit M'12

Program

Evening MBA

Concentration

Entrepreneurship

Currently

Sales Engineer at Mimecast

Words That Changed My Life

“Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Think different.” — Steve Jobs

What the World Needs from Entrepreneurs Today

Innovation. It feels like the business world is stuck between the old ways of doing things and something else. Steve Jobs once said: “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” The world today needs more leaders.

What You Need to Know about Babson

Babson is more than just starting your own business. They instill in every student the mindset and ability to look at the world with an entrepreneurial mindset—and take that mindset to the next level through their thoughts and action. Whether you’re a CEO of a two-person startup or a corporate entrepreneur in a 15,000-person company, Babson gives you the tools you need to lead and innovate.

How I Define Entrepreneurship

Looking at age-old problems with a different perspective. While you’re looking at problems differently, I think a larger part of entrepreneurship is the impact that you have on other people. Having a significant impact on how people live their day-to-day life, for the better.

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