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NTU Professor of Management
Contact: (617) 253-0286, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Department: Senior Lecturer, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
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School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance
Contact: (617) 715-4866, firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: 401K; Arbitrage pricing theory; Asset management; Asset pricing; Contagion; Derivatives; Finance; Financial engineering; Financial institutions; Financial markets; Financial services; Functional finance; Governmental financial institutions; Options; Options pricing valuation; Pension funds; Pensions; Portfolio choice; Portfolio design and management; Portfolio theory; Retirement finance; Retirement planning; Risk management; Risk management
With former NAACP President -- and MIT Sloan alum -- Bruce Gordon serving as a role model, Minority Business Club officers Stephanie Preston, Dwane Morgan, and Emmett Johnson are committed to advancing the position of minorities in education and the workforce. They're also dedicated to making the most of their MIT Sloan experience, for themselves, for their families, and their communities. Here, they discuss the value of diversity, the benefits of a tight-knit network, and their goals for community outreach.
Although steel has been the material of choice for many automotive components since the dawn of the automotive age, there is evidence that a change to lightweight intensive materials would bring significant environmental and economic benefits.
Roxanne Chen knows how to make an impression. This effervescent Tawain native is understandably well known among her fellow Sloanies for her infectious energy, refreshing candor, and her rather fervent love of Bon Jovi. Meet her just once and you'll understand how she was able to get her accounting classmates to alleviate their pre-finals jitters by leading them in a rousing rendition of "Living on a Prayer." The Marketing-focused Roxanne spoke with correspondents Scott Rolph and Michelle Choate about how her classmates helped prepare her for the rigors of the recruiting process, the benefits of a small school, and that one transcendent time when she actually touched Jon Bon Jovi's hand.
Megan Ford's road to business school took some less-than-traditional turns. A member of the Screen Actor's Guild, Megan has worked in front of the camera and behind the scenes on several movies and tv shows (see Mona Lisa Smile, Law and Order, Dawson's Creek). Through her strong connections in the New York film and political communities, she became involved in the non-profit Asia Society, traveling throughout India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Thailand, and Korea. The more time she spent off set, the more Megan began to think about her long-term goals. She took the first step toward a new career by coming to MIT Sloan. Her current focus is the strategy and marketing side of media and entertainment; it's certainly different from acting, but Megan will be on familiar ground. Before beginning her internship with Disney, Megan talked with correspondents Scott Rolph and Michelle Choate about the benefits of the alumni network, the joys of production, and the difference between the talent side and the studio side.
This chapter in MIT Sloan's G-Lab podcast series focuses on a team of Sloan Fellows working in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a local technology company. The company, whose flagship product was a type of smart card, was seeking a short-term action plan as well as an assessment of smart card trends and technology recommendations. The team, consisting of four Fellows with a variety of cultural and industry backgrounds, was able to leverage the benefits of diversity for the success of the project. Team member Camilo Syllos, SF '09, talks about the importance of managing expectations--on the part of the client and the team--and his belief that a successful G-Lab result requires creativity, dedication, and an openness to other cultures and ideas.
Twenty-seven years ago Dave Schmittlein was a 25-year-old assistant marketing professor at Wharton teaching MBA students who were on average three years his senior. Now, he is the new dean of MIT Sloan, charged in part with ensuring MIT Sloan's MBA Program provides value to today's generation of 28-year-olds. The true measure of that value, he says, lies beyond the confines of one academic program. MIT Sloan's value accrues from its array of programs, its role as a forum for top business leaders, and its creation of knowledge that benefits all tiers of the global community. Correspondents Michelle Choate and Scott Rolph spoke with Dean Schmittlein about MIT Sloan's role as a premier management school, his background, and his thoughts on what he aims to accomplish as dean.
From Quartz What’s an acceptable percentage to tip? The amount has been accelerating without any clear economic force driving it, and with unclear benefits for all parties involved. In the 19th century and during the first half of the 20th century, a 10% tip was common. By the 1980s, 15% tips had become the standard. Now we observe 18%, 20%, and even 25% tipping rates. Perhaps as a result, tipping is a constant source of tension and debate, and a favorite topic for social and economic critique. And, like any controversial subject, it has its own little-understood rules and oddities. Here’s one that stands out: Employees who qualify for tips are not paid the current mandated federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Instead they are paid a minimum wage of only $2.13 per hour—presumably because their tips make up for their lower wages. If the tips do not make up the … Read More »The post Let 2016 be the year we agree tipping is terrible for both workers and customers — Oz Shy appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.
Big data is a popular buzz word these days. Companies are told they should harness the vast amount of data produced globally and it will lead to greater profitability and productivity. By using big data, they can reap benefits like producing better products and customization options. That’s all well and good, but it’s contingent on managers understanding how to use and analyze the data. How many can really do that across all industries? A McKinsey Quarterly report in 2015 found that very few legacy companies have achieved “big impact” through big data. In the study, participants were asked what degree of revenue or cost improvement they had seen through use of big data. The answer was less than 1 percent for the majority of the respondents. A big problem with big data is that, although everyone talks about it, most people don’t really know what to do to ensure that … Read More »The post Learning how to make a real difference with big data in Latin America – Lee Ullmann appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.