Skip to Content

Don Papson

Don Papson is the executive director and president of the M.S. Hershey Foundation.

Featured in these episodes:
Don Papson, cameo
July 27, 2021

Unconventional ideas can fuel scale dreams — but they also attract naysayers. When Katia Beauchamp, co-founder and CEO of Birchbox, introduced her idea of subscription beauty boxes, she knew this novel business model went against beauty-industry norms — and was hard for some tech-focused investors to connect with. To woo investors, suppliers and customers, Katia learned to describe her industry-flipping idea in conventional terms, connecting on common ground.