Beyond Clichés: Using Stakeholder Management to Capture Value*

What do you value? Whom do you value? How do you define it, capture it,* and maximize it*? These are questions we have explored throughout the entire Value theme, and while we haven’t come up with that elusive one right answer, we now better understand how managers must conceptualize value in order to do best for the firm […]

Peacock in the world of Penguins #2020WOB

Bentley University recently hosted the third annual National Conversation on Board Diversity, an all-star panel consisting of Betsy Myers, the founding director of Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business (Panel Moderator); Mike Bonney, CEO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals and a diversity leader in biotech; Patricia Flynn, member of Columbia Funds Board of Directors, trustee professor […]

Greek Debt

With the BMBA class preparing for its second field-based experience to Athens, I recently ran across an article on Cracked.com, of all places, called “7 Ways My Modern Country Turned Into a Dystopia Overnight.” Written by Greek journalist Dimitra Nikolaidou, it was published a few days after our class spent a session talking about how and why Greece’s economy […]

‘Kick-Ass Women’

“This May, Governor Deval Patrick announced the Women in the Workplace Initiative to underscore the key role all working women play in business and the economic success of the commonwealth by growing the pipeline of women poised to fill high-level positions in both the public and private sectors, and examining policy steps the Commonwealth can take to […]

Falafels and Cold Meds

As the BMBA program progresses, I’ve found time now to stop and start looking at just what there is around me here in Waltham. As a newly transplanted Bostonian, adjusting to living here definitely has been a challenge. In case you don’t know, Boston is a large city. An old city. And a crazy city. […]

SimBusiness

If you’re a child of the 1980s, you probably remember the computer game SimCity. In it, you get to play as a combination mayor/god, running a city as you see fit in order to simulate the effects that various policies, tax structures, and urban plans have on the denizens of your world. And let’s not […]

MassChallenge 2014

One of the softer benefits of moving to Boston for a MBA program (one that I should have realized much sooner, I might add) is the number of conferences, speakers and events you have access to on just about any topic. A lot of the seminars I would just read about or follow online when […]

Innovation is Bigger in Texas

Capping off the Innovation module and moving into Value (where we measure the various kinds of value one can measure a company in), 23 members of the Bentley MBA class headed for the first of the three field-based immersion trips  in Austin, San Marcos, and San Antonio, Texas. Initially skeptical about the site location chosen, […]

“Good night Austin, Texas, wherever you are!”

The title of this post references what Frank Zappa tells the crowd after the song “Muffin Man” from his 1975 concert in Austin, Texas, as documented on the album Bongo Fury. Given Austin’s rich history of music and artistic culture, not to mention the city’s ethos of “Keep Austin Weird,” it’s only fitting that such […]