Praise for The New Entrepreneurial Leader

Noel Tichy, Professor and Director Global Citizenship Initiative at the University of Michigan, and co-author of JUDGMENT: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls with Warren Bennis

“The Babson team cracked the code on global entrepreneurial leadership for the 21st century. Their three principles – cognitive ambidexterity, responsibility & sustainability, and self & social awareness – are the bedrock for winning on the competitive global playing field of tomorrow. THE NEW ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADER is a conceptually sound and very practical guidebook for leadership success.”

Dina Powell, Global Head of Corporate Engagement and President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation and Goldman Sachs Group

“By working with Babson College on 10,000 Small Businesses we’ve seen how their entrepreneurial approach to business management education can unlock the growth and job-creation potential of small businesses across the United States. The New Entrepreneurial Leader is a must read for anyone that is interested in positioning American students and businesses owners as the cornerstones of this country’s economic recovery.”

Nancy McGaw, Deputy Director of the Business and Society Program, Aspen Institute

“The New Entrepreneurial Leader helps us understand the imperative for developing leaders who create both economic and social value. Importantly, this book offers a blue print for how educators across the curriculum can prepare students to have the vision and ability required to achieve integrated value.”

Rakesh Khurana, Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Harvard Business School, Author of From Higher Aims to Hired Hands

“As business schools reconsider their point of arrival and their future destinations, The New Entrepreneurial Leader provide a vocabulary and conceptual roadmap for those higher education institutions that consider entrepreneurship and innovation as the way forward. The book provides both a toolbox and shows the power of a core focus on entrepreneurship in developing a distinctive educational program that has implications for all business schools.”

William D. Green, Chairman, Accenture

“The Entrepreneurial Leader is a thought-provoking book that provides very practical insights on ways to teach future entrepreneurs how to think and act more critically and analytically, strive for greater self- and social-awareness and achieve outstanding results.”

William C. Taylor, Author, Co-founder, and Founding Editor, Fast Company; Author, Practically Radical

“In a world overwhelmed with problems, we desperately need more entrepreneurial problem-solvers–whether that’s young people starting companies from scratch, or change agents inside big companies launching breakthrough initiatives. This remarkable book showcases the newest thinking from Babson College, one of the world’s most-admired centers of entrepreneurial education, about two timeless questions: What makes entrepreneurs special, and what are the most effective ways to teach aspiring entrepreneurs to succeed? The best education doesn’t just tell you what you need to know, it changes how you think. This powerful book does just that.”

Robert F. Bruner, Dean and Charles C. Abbott Professor of Business Administration, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia; Author, The Panic of 1907

“This book is an exemplar of the new wave of thinking about how to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs, leaders, and managers for the 21st Century. The discussion is framed by tractable concepts and is grounded in practical application. You will gain a valuable perspective on what matters and how to deliver transformational learning to students.”

Liz C. Maw, Executive Director .Net Impact

“This book provides a vision for developing leaders who aspire to create social, environmental, and economic value simultaneously. It offers practical advice on how to transform management education to realize this vision.”

Stephen Spinelli, President, Philadelphia University; Co-founder of Jiffy Lube International

“In The New Entrepreneurial Leader Babson extends its own leadership in management education. Indeed, this book effectively argues that 21st century management requires entrepreneurial leadership. Larger companies should require this book for every executive.”

Dr. Norean Sharpe, Undergraduate Dean, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

“This is a book that was long overdue…the chapters that discuss the challenges of defining metrics for CSR and the difficulty of linking CSR to corporate social performance (CSP) have the potential to impact the content of our business curriculum.”

Kevin C. Desouza, Associate Professor, Director, Institute for Innovation in Information Management, University of Washington; Author: Intrapreneurship: Managing Ideas within Your Organization

“Business schools have ridden themselves into irrelevance, and worse, as some have argued, have contributed to creating managers that are socially irresponsible. The recent disasters, from the scrupulous behavior on Wall Street to the inept management of the BP oil spill, have pointed attention to the fact that most MBA programs fail to produce managers who are equipped to lead in a socially-responsible manner. The acronym MBA has been come to known as the Major Business Asshole! Self-interest, greed, and singular focus on the bottom-line have corrupted budding managers. Reinvention is not just essential but must be done with guts and in a vigorous manner. In The New Entrepreneurial Leader, you will find a viable approach to reinvent management education. This book is a must-read for all who run, teach in, participate in, and are even considering joining, business schools. Even though I earned an MBA degree, after I finished reading this book, I want to go back to school and get an MBA that is focused on building socially responsible, cognitively ambidextrous, and self-aware, entrepreneurial leaders. Babson College has taken the necessary guts to reinvent management education and has chartered a viable course of action for others to consider. Read this book and have confidence in a better world due to a new breed of managers!”

Guy Pfeffermann, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Global Business School Network

“This book builds on Babson’s thirty years of pioneering researching and teaching entrepreneurship. It challenges conventional business education by arguing convincingly that the entrepreneurial mindset is key to success in our incredibly complex world – not just for entrepreneurs but also for managers, whether they operate in businesses, nonprofit organizations; in highly-advanced or in emerging economies. It is a must-buy book.”

Henri-Claude de Bettignies, Emeritus Professor of Leadership and Responsibility (INSEAD and CEIBS)

“A very timely book, rich of the Babson’s 30 year pioneer experience to rethink and reshape our obsolete management education (objective and process). The “entrepreneurial leader” is precisely what our turbulent and uncertain environment requires: a new leader with good self-knowledge and passion, able to reconcile the apparent contradictions (in the yin and yang tradition of the Chinese) brought by complexity. The model – with its three principles – proposed is not old wine in new bottles) but will be a source of inspiration (and action) for all those concerned about leadership today.”