Nonsense

Len Schlesinger

Len Schlesinger

“Some CEOs go so far as to say, ‘We want all of our 300,000 employees to be entrepreneurs.’ It is just complete nonsense,” says Len Schlesinger, [former president of Babson College]. “The reality is that you’re asking people to display a set of behaviors in an environment that, by its very nature, tends to be very hostile to those activities.”

→ from “The myth of the ‘entrepreneurial employee,’” (Fortune, August 13, 2012). Mr. Schlesinger is now the Baker Foundation Professor at the Harvard Business School