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  • Feb
    29
    2020
    Mar
    01
    2020

    Babson Park, MA: Black Affinity Conference 2020

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    Join us for the Annual Black Affinity Conference. The BAC is dedicated to strengthening leadership & legacy between alumni, students, staff and faculty while celebrating diversity and achievement of individuals from the community.We are so excited to have Gerald Watson '76 be our keynote speaker during the Conference. Check out his bio here.Check out the AGENDA tab for the full schedule.For more information, see the BAC website. Find out more >>
  • Mar
    01
    2020
    Mar
    03
    2020

    Entrepreneurial Leadership & Luxury Innovation

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    A 3-day program jointly delivered by Babson Prof. Jay Rao and Bocconi Prof. Gabriella Lojacono.Your opportunityThese are times for luxury, a fascinating challenging market where intentional managers are asked to perform at their best, equipped with cutting edge management tools and endless creativity. This program is a unique opportunity for international professionals who want to take inspiration from luxury to further develop their career path. What You'll GetYou will develop a deeper knowledge of international luxury market codes with a broadened mindset; real examples will make you discover careful blending and commitment to both heritage and passion for modernity; you will learn about different industries, from cosmetics to yachting, that share the luxury logic. What you'll be working on You will be exposed to concepts and practical cases about the luxury companies, the new developments in the different markets, the strategies that companies use to grow their businesses in a dynamic and intensely competitive environment, the patterns of internationalization, and the challenges of entering new markets, especially in the developing countries. More specifically: Entrepreneurial Leaders impact change. They change the dynamics of competition in the market. Innovation is the primary weapon of the entrepreneurial leader. Does the luxury industry have distinct strategy and innovation rules that are different from other industries? Can the luxury industry learn from non-luxury industries? The luxury industry has dramatically changed in recent decades, by going through continued revolutions in digital technologies, international markets, and consumer trends. Emerging brands and new retail formats are constantly entering the industry, forcing established companies to re-think their business models and face a cultural change. Innovation and Design are the cornerstones of Italian made in Italy companies. The focus is on the practices that allow made in Italy to use innovation and design as key tools for positioning a brand, while staying true to the heritage and dna of the brand itself. The innovation journey is fraught with 'unknowns.' The journey entails a careful steering of ambiguity (unknown unknowns) exploration, uncertainty (known unknowns) navigation and risk (known known) management. Project management is at the heart of going into the future. All projects have 'unknowns.' Hence, the intentional choice, the prioritization, the resourcing and accelerating of future projects determine the success or failure of firms' future cash flows. Luxury brands exemplify paradoxes. They are timeless and trendy. They are ubiquitous and rare. They exude heritage and break traditions. Managing these paradoxes are at the heart of leading innovation at luxury brands. There are no magic formulas for managing paradoxes and creating enduring brands and brand loyalty. It is a careful choreography of fulfilling dreams, passions, and hedonism on the one hand and being pure, simple and Spartan on the other. Retail space, experience, and location are critical factors behind the success of luxury companies. The aim is to explore the key aspects of these choices, and to identify the critical markets, how to select them, how to adapt when necessary to local specificity. Find out more >>
  • Mar
    01
    2020

    Jacksonville, FL: Sunday Brunch

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    Join us as we head south for the winter in celebration of our fourth annual Sunshine State Swing. We will be making seven stops across Florida to meet Babson locals and snowbirds alike. Join members of the Babson community for a brunch at the beautiful Sawgrass Country Club.Hosted by Jane Powell '88 Find out more >>
  • Mar
    01
    2020

    Ft. Myers, FL: Red Sox Spring Training vs Atlanta Braves

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    Join us as we head south for the winter in celebration of our fourth annual Sunshine State Swing. We will be making seven stops across Florida to meet Babson locals and snowbirds alike. It's that time of year again - Baseball season!Come cheer on the Sox or Braves during this Sunshine State Swing in Fort Myers.Meet up with fellow Babson alumni and friends at Red Sox spring training and enjoy a ball game on the Green Monster at JetBlue Park. Food and drinks are included in our unique Green Monster package. Tickets are limited - 2 tickets per alum.12 p.m.Babson Pregame Gathering on the Green Monster1:05 p.m.First Pitch Find out more >>
  • Mar
    02
    2020

    Naples, FL: President’s Cocktail Reception

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    Join us as we head south for the winter in celebration of our fourth annual Sunshine State Swing. We will be making seven stops across Florida to meet Babson locals and snowbirds alike.Join President Stephen Spinelli Jr. MBA'92, PhDand our hosts, Greg MBA'86 and Kathy '87 Faulkner,for an evening reception in Naples. Find out more >>
  • Mar
    03
    2020

    Miami, FL: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2019-2020 Report Launch

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    The Babson community in South Florida is invited to join President Stephen Spinelli Jr. MBA'92, PhD and The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship for the launch of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2019-2020 Annual Report.The GEM Consortium is a collaboration among entrepreneurship researchers from over 50 economies around the world who conduct an annual survey of entrepreneurship in their economies. Babson is pleased to host this year's GEM Global Report Launch and Annual Meeting in Miami. Over 100 researchers will attend the meeting. We would like to invite our local alumni to experience a portion of this cutting-edge entrepreneurship research program and see how GEM is making an impact. SCHEDULE OVERVIEW(View Full Schedule and Speakers Here)8:30 AM Coffee and Registration9:00 AM Program (Detailed schedule available on the Agenda & Speakers Tab)12:30 PM Lunch What is the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor?GEM began in 1999 as a joint project between Babson College (USA) and London Business School (UK). Over 21 years, GEM has surveyed over 3 million people in 114 economies around the globe, providing governments, researchers, educators and practitioners with a rich array of information about rates of entrepreneurship and business ownership, the demographics, motivations and ambitions of entrepreneurs, and characteristics of their businesses, as well as societal perceptions and attitudes about entrepreneurship. GEM is the largest and most trusted data source on entrepreneurship global. Find out more >>
  • Mar
    03
    2020

    Palm Beach, FL: President's Cocktail Reception

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    Join us as we head south for the winter in celebration of our fourth annual Sunshine State Swing. We will be making seven stops across Florida to meet Babson locals and snowbirds alike. Join President Stephen Spinelli, Jr., MBA'92, PhDand our hosts, Tom '70 and Mary Gilbane,for an evening reception in Palm Beach. Find out more >>
  • Mar
    03
    2020

    Tampa, FL: Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

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    Join us as we head south for the winter in celebration of our fourth annual Sunshine State Swing. We will be making seven stops across Florida to meet Babson locals and snowbirds alike. Come watch the Boston Bruins take on the Lightning in Tampa Bay! We'll meet at the Tampa Marriott Water Street for a drink before heading over to the arena.Reception - 6:00 PMPuck Drop - 7:30 PMLimit two tickets per alum. Find out more >>
  • Mar
    04
    2020

    Vero Beach, FL: President's Luncheon

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    Join us as we head south for the winter in celebration of our fourth annual Sunshine State Swing. We will be making seven stops across Florida to meet Babson locals and snowbirds alike.Connect with President Stephen Spinelli Jr. MBA'92, PhD and our host, President Emeritus Brian Barefoot '66, H'09, MP'01 for an afternoon luncheon at the John's Island Club. Find out more >>
  • Mar
    04
    2020

    Women in Finance Panel

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    Now, more than ever, finance needs more women. The Stephen D. Cutler Center for Finance and Investments is proud to welcome an accomplished group of women professionals who will talk about their career choices and experiences. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about career opportunities across the finance industry. Panelists will include:Kate Jaspon '98, Chief Financial Officer, Dunkin BrandsKaren Snow '93, Senior Vice President, Head of East Coast Listings and Capital Services, NasdaqCappy Daume, Managing Director Asset Management, The Davis Companies Sarah Burley Reid, Consultant, SpencerStuartJennifer Bethel, Finance Professor, Babson College (moderator)Doors will open at 5:30pm with the program beginning promptly at 6:00pm. This event is open to students, parents, staff, faculty, and alumni. Find out more >>