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Learning from failures
Published: Tue, 24 Feb 2015
Outlet: The Hindu (India)
The ideas one gleans from failure forms the crux of Fail Better. Anjali Sastry, a lecturer in system dynamics at the MIT's Sloan School of Management and The Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, co-authored the book with Kara Penn. Read more
In Boston, just getting to work is a job in itself
Published: Tue, 24 Feb 2015
Outlet: Marketplace (Audio)
While there's no law against laying off people for not being able to get to work, Professor Tom Kochan of the MIT Sloan School of Management said if employers go that route, it might backfire. "I think these are times that are testing the bonds between employers and workers," he says. Read more
Getting the right balance between employee enablement and control
Published: Tue, 24 Feb 2015
Outlet: InfoSecurity (Opinion Piece)
Russell has a BA in Computer Science from Middlebury College and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management...The impact of data breaches in 2014, coupled with the demands of the application economy, has greatly influenced the way security professionals view and approach identity and access management. Read more
As election nears, Dems divided over Wall Street
Published: Tue, 24 Feb 2015
Outlet: The Global Times (China) (Opinion Piece)
Simon Johnson is a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management...America's presidential election is still nearly two years away, and few candidates have formally thrown their hats into the ring. Read more
Your rolodex matters, but by how much depends on your gender
Published: Tue, 24 Feb 2015
Outlet: INSEAD Knowledge (Opinion Piece)
Lily Fang is an Associate Professor of Finance at INSEAD and is currently a visiting Associate Professor of Finance at the Sloan School of Management, MIT. Read more
Will your job exist in the future, or will a robot have replaced you?
Published: Mon, 23 Feb 2015
Outlet: PBS Newshour (Video)
That was the subject of a recent Hamilton Project paper and related conference, "The Future of Work in the Age of the Machine," inspired by the New York Times best-seller "The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies," co-authored by MIT professors Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, who appeared in one of our Making Sen$e NewsHour stories last year. Read more
India's hackers come of age
Published: Mon, 23 Feb 2015
Outlet: Info Risk (Audio)
Katie is a visiting scholar with MIT Sloan School, doing research on the vulnerability economy and exploit market and was previously a 'hacker' herself. Read more
When Raghuram Rajan needed to pull up his socks
Published: Fri, 20 Feb 2015
Outlet: The Economic Times
In another instance, he did find a mentor but of a different kind. While doing his PhD at MIT Sloan School of Management, Rajan was trying to find a topic for his thesis. "You keep reading for months on end and you have no idea what you are supposed to do," he said. Read more
Wal-Mart's wage increase isn't only for good PR
Published: Thu, 19 Feb 2015
Outlet: Marketplace (Audio)
Zeynep Ton, adjunct associate professor of operations management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, says it's also a matter of improving the store experience. David Schick, managing director of equity research for retail at Stifel, says this is why he suggested in a note last week that Wal-Mart invest more in its stores, even at the cost of lower earnings. Read more
US must invest in its workers and roads to sustain job gains
Published: Thu, 19 Feb 2015
Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
By Thomas Kochan, a Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management...The January unemployment report released earlier this month was a real cause for joy among labor market watchers and the 140 million people in America's workforce. Read more
My picks for the top ten CHROs and why it matters
Published: Wed, 11 Feb 2015
Outlet: Forbes Magazine
What do you get when your CHRO holds a patent in predictive analytics, has a Master's of Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell, and is working toward a PhD in Management at the M.I.T. Sloan? You guessed it – Diane Gherson, a CHRO capable of overseeing all HR related functions for more than 400,000 employees worldwide. Read more
Calories in, calories out – obesity and the energy imbalance gap
Published: Tue, 10 Feb 2015
Outlet: The Conversation (Opinon Piece)
Hazhir Rahmandad is a visiting associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management...The prevailing notion about obesity is that if we just work out harder and eat a little bit better, then perhaps the obesity trend will subside in a few years. Read more
No job is safe from automation, with Andrew McAfee
Published: Fri, 06 Feb 2015
Outlet: Value Walk (Video)
Automation is a major threat to the median American worker who specializes in what is called "routine knowledge work." Andrew McAfee of the MIT Sloan School of Management explains that this is the sweet spot where technology is making its greatest inroads. Read more
The clean energy promise of student entrepreneurs
Published: Fri, 06 Feb 2015
Outlet: Xconomy (Opinion Piece)
This article was co-authored by MBA candidates Molly Bales and Eric Kirchblum at the MIT Sloan School of Management...Cleantech investing has taken quite a hit in recent years. Last year, CBS News highlighted the "cleantech crash" on U.S. primetime television, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance... Read more
No fail, no gain
Published: Thu, 05 Feb 2015
Outlet: Businessworld India
Yet, as author Anjali Sastry pointed out in an interview at MIT Sloan (where she is senior lecturer), 'Nobody can get things right the first time round, no matter how smart they are or how carefully they plan.' Read more

At MIT Sloan, companies are launched in courtyards and corridors. Research shows that start-ups conceived in a technology environment are the most successful.