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Rousing Words

Entrepreneur in residence Daymond John excited students this fall, helping kick off “Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship” and the Babson Venture Accelerator for the new school year. “The only thing that costs more than an education is ignorance,” cautioned John, as he talked about the keys to success. John spoke at an event about diversity and appeared as a keynote speaker at the Babson Entrepreneurship Forum. He’s also teaching a “Management Consulting Field Experience” team. Among his numerous accomplishments, John counts founder of FUBU fashion, author, and co-host of the TV show Shark Tank.

A Month-Long Celebration

Each day during September, Babson affirmed its commitment to the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) through events, videos, and hands-on opportunities for the community. A global initiative, PRME calls for business schools to teach corporate responsibility and sustainability as part of their curricula. The month culminated in a party attended by the U.N.’s Jonas Haertle, head of the PRME Secretariat.

A Tale for All

Roaring applause filled the Carling-Sorenson Theater as Cedric Jennings, the subject of first-years’ summer reading assignment A Hope in the Unseen, took the stage to chat with students. The book chronicles how Jennings, who went to a tough inner-city high school, worked his way through Brown University. He gave students a deeper look into his experiences and left them with the message that everyone can use his story for inspiration and as motivation to succeed.