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    How a big company can run fast, like a startup — Elaine Chen

    April 7, 2016 – 12:02 p.m.

    From Xconomy

    What does the word "startup" mean to you?


    Many words can come to mind: new, exciting, experimental, small, lean, agile, fast. To me, "startup" mostly makes me think of "agile" and "fast."


    In an early stage startup, everybody is focused on the same thing. People are passionate, enthusiastic, hungry for an opportunity to change the world, and they will do whatever it takes to get things done. At a headcount of 5-10 people, coordination comes naturally. There are no legacy processes to slow things down. Without existing customers the team is free to modify their products and services as they learn more. There is also a shared sense of urgency. So they run fast: because it's fun, because they can, and because they have to.


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    Master of Business Analytics

    MIT Sloan Admissions Blog: New Master of Business Analytics Program

    I am excited to share with you the launch of MIT Sloan's new, specialized masters program: Master of Business, Analytics. This rigorous one-year program, developed in response to industry demand, is designed for early-stage professionals or current students who are passionate about analytics and interested in careers in the data science industry. Combing a core curriculum, focused electives, and Action Learning opportunities, this program reflects MIT Sloan's commitment to staying on the cutting edge of research. 
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    Posted by Dawna Levenson, Director of Admissions, on 03/17/16


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