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To Manage a Successful Sports Team, Focus on Data — Ben Shields

From Xconomy The mantra of youth sports where “everyone gets a trophy” is permeating professional leagues. These days every team can claim some semblance of winning. In the bygone era of the NFL, two teams made the playoffs and that consisted of one game, the Super Bowl. Today six teams from each conference advance, and there is talk of adding more. In MLB, it used to be that the league leaders won the pennant and then went to the World Series; now, five teams in each league make the playoffs. In the NBA and the NHL, meanwhile, more than half of all teams make the post-season. As the definition of post-season success broadens and winning becomes a commodity, a team’s performance isn’t enough to stand out in the $750 billion sports industry. And at a time where traditional revenue streams are under pressure and the competition for money, media, and … Read More »The post To Manage a Successful Sports Team, Focus on Data — Ben Shields appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >

Here’s what Seattle looks like to some MBA students on a high-tech field trip — Lakshmi Kannan

From Daily Journal of Commerce I recently joined 25 of my MIT classmates on an MIT Sloan Technology Trek to Seattle. Technology is a hot area at MIT Sloan — 26 percent of the graduating class last year went into high technology jobs — so technology treks are very popular. They are an important tool for students to learn about company cultures. However, we’re not just looking at how many hours we’ll work or how comfortable the lifestyle is. We want to feel like we’re making an impact on others in real ways, and we want to know that our MBA education is truly adding value at the organization. Treks are a unique opportunity to ask questions and learn from employees, who are frequently alumni. In addition to learning more about the roles of MBA grads, I also wanted to see if I could deal with Seattle’s climate. Growing up … Read More »The post Here’s what Seattle looks like to some MBA students on a high-tech field trip — Lakshmi Kannan appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >






 

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