Babson’s Entrepreneurship Status Beginning to Crumble

As predicted, without continued innovation, Babson’s entrepreneurship status is beginning to crumble before our very eyes.

As noted at Daily Slop and Campus Entrepreneurship, the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business has been named the nation’s top graduate program for 2007 (by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.)

You can learn all about it in this press release. There’s a great article in the school paper, too, which basically says their school is the best.

What will Babson’s response be??


free press article (unedited)

babson has started off the year on a very competitive step. we’re the “hottest” business school ranked by kaplan and in the top 25 overall colleges. we’re all over the interwebs, we were in newsweek a few weeks ago. congratulations to the professors and students that have got us this far as well as the administrators and sga (the biggest of props to dean hanno) that have helped provide the infrastructure to do so.

but if there is anything that i want to say right now it is to warn of the evils of apathy. apathy has run rampant on the babson campus for a number of reasons. in the past some people have been disappointed with babson so they choose to not take part in the community. right now some people might be apathetic towards getting involved because they see no needs: we are already the hottest, why bother changing anything?

and i know it is the nature of a business school that most people here are involved in jobs and other extracurricular pursuits, too often we feel to busy to do anything for anyone else. but this is a truly toxic habit to get into. as you sit idly by, letting other people write articles for the free press, letting other people create or manage clubs, as other people run your student government, babson is losing your intelligent observation.

you, of course, might not care. i think that there are too many people on campus that think babson is good enough, so they just don’t care about getting involved. and it is those people that i believe are truly toxic to the babson environment – not the people that cry foul over babson’s shortcomings (the complainers, the bloggers.)

i honestly believe that you need to push your institution just as much as it pushes you. if you don’t – then we won’t remain on top for long. we need to demand to be able take whatever course that is about whatever and available whenever we want, because damnit you know you need that course in your life. and if that course doesn’t exist at babson, we need to look to olin and wellesley, we need to send your class dean emails (several, keep that in mind) about what you want to see happen to your school. because if we don’t then we will fall back into simple complacency, we will be replaced by the hundreds of other business schools jockeying for that “hottest” status.

you see, if you want to wear that ‘hottest’ tshirt – you got to work for it.

this is something i’ve tried to do through my involvement with the crapcampus/oclruinedmycampuslife website where i have written under the names firebarefoot and elliot. yes, it was done semi-anonymously and yes it’ll stay that way for now because no, it doesn’t matter who i am. (though, i’ll be the first to admit i have made mistakes in my judgement. my apologies, Mr. Barefoot – sincerely) i’m just an undergrad at babson and i’d like to maintain the right to feel free to type pretty much whatever the hell i want. i guess you could call that bad, immature, maybe even dangerous or – destructive? – but i’m young and dumb and i don’t care. i just like to write these words.

and if you don’t like it, write to the newspaper. they want to hear what you think. if you want it published, write it well. dean hanno is loved for a reason: he communicates.

babson’s a good school – perhaps even great. but there are still problems with babon’s education, just like in any ivy league school. it’s everybody’s responsibility to do their part to make sure these problems are solved – we need people that point out problems as well as people that fix problems. the good news is that there are a lot of people here at this school trying to do just that. you can thank them for their work and honor them by continuing it yourself – or you can be a prick and not care.

don’t be a prick.


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Someone Should Try This At Babson

You know how a happy customer will tell one or two people about your product, while an unhappy customer will tell everyone they know? Heck, take CrapCampus for example…

But that’s what happened in this story about customer service.

An elderly man made a sign and spent the day sitting outside the entrance to his local WalMart holding the sign! Here’s what it said:



I have a feeling I’ll be doing that kind of stuff when I’m old. But for now, anyone want to hold a sign like that outside Trim? I can see it now…



Any volunteers? 😀


Look At That, Blogging Can Get You a $10,000 Scholarship!

If you blog, you could win $10,000.

Sounds good to me!


Babson College Named Hottest College for Business by 2008 Kaplan/Newsweek College Guide

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The stuff that happens right after I graduate…

Apparently Babson is the place to be for business in 2008. Somehow they even got into the “25 Hottest Schools In America,” according to that Kaplan/Newsweek guide. (Read more here.)

Any current students think Babson deserves to be in the 25 hottest schools in America? I’ve never seen it ranked better than 28th for business programs, but now it’s in the top 25 overall?!


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