Faculty Expertise Guide

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David Morgenthaler – a man who knew where to place the lever – Joe Hadzima

From The Huffington Post  When I read today that venture capitalist pioneer David Morgenthaler had died one of my first thoughts was the statement attributed to Archimedes “Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will move the world”. David moved the world in many important ways. As one of the first venture capitalists he used his own money to start Morgenthaler Ventures which he went on to build into a premier firm that invested in more than 325 startups. As a founding director of the National Venture Capital Association he helped shape the development of the industry, including leading the successful legislative effort to allow pension funds to invest in venture capital which vastly increased the capital available to innovative startups. These are all immense and important accomplishments but when I thought of the Archimedes quotation I was thinking of an equally powerful placement of a … Read More »The post David Morgenthaler – a man who knew where to place the lever – Joe Hadzima appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >

China must draw the right lessons from the failures of its one-child policy — Yasheng Huang

From South China Morning Post In 1983, the UN gave China and India awards for their efforts to control the population. The recipient for India was its then prime minister, Indira Gandhi. She famously pushed for a compulsory sterilisation campaign and even suspended elections in order to enforce it. Her programme failed miserably, and one of its enduring effects is a pervasive distrust of India’s health care system, which still plagues public health efforts today. By contrast, China’s one-child policy was in place for 35 years until this October, when the government announced a shift to a “one couple, two children” policy. The contrast in duration between the Chinese and Indian population control policies cannot be sharper, and it is this, among other differences, that prompted some Western observers to argue that the authoritarian Chinese system is more capable of enforcing politically tough but economically rational policies. The reality is … Read More »The post China must draw the right lessons from the failures of its one-child policy — Yasheng Huang appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >






 

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