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Dr. Kip on the Power of Wake

Dr. Kip on the Power of Wake

Our Chairman and CEO, Kip, was recently invited to deliver the commencement address to Babson College’s MBA class. Babson – just outside of Boston – is regularly recognized as the best graduate program for entrepreneurship and is intentionally one of the most culturally diverse schools in the world. In addition to the wonderful opportunity to inspire these students, Kip was also given an honorary doctorate! Congrats Dr. Kip!!

Kip chose to speak to the graduate students about the power of WAKE – which is the incredible concept that everything you do, and everything you DON’T do impacts the people around you much more than you realize. He challenged them to go out into the world and create something new – and when they do, to build their business on love, not fear. He explained the concept of Conscious Capitalism – and how businesses that operate in a conscious way ensure that every single person connected with their business thrives – including employees, customers, vendors, the community and shareholders. It’s truly the most enduring, most profitable and most FUN way to build an organization!

If you’d like to watch all of Kip’s inspiring remarks to the students, check out this great BusinessWeek article, which includes the full video of his commencement address.