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MIT competition uses crowdsourcing to find climate change solutions
Published: Tue, 07 Oct 2014
Outlet: Environment & Energy Publishing
"What makes these proposals unusual is that they weren't hashed out in oak-paneled conference rooms at elite international meetings," Thomas Malone an MIT professor and principal investigator for the Climate CoLab, said in a statement.
New book argues that inexpensive, employee-driven business experiments can help drive innovation
Published: Tue, 07 Oct 2014
Outlet: Phys.org
"The purpose of an experiment is not to solve the problem, but to generate insights," says Michael Schrage, a research fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a member of the school's executive education teaching faculty.
MIT Sloan grad trades banking for mentoring
Published: Mon, 06 Oct 2014
Outlet: MSNBC (Video)
MIT Sloan Orane Barrett, a Jamaican immigrant and MIT Sloan grad, went from investment banking to creating a socially conscious fashion line called “Kool Nerd” that helps fund mentoring programs for inner-city youth.
Five conditions for shifting social fields
Published: Mon, 06 Oct 2014
Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
Otto Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer at MIT, and founding chair of the Presencing Institute.
Andrew McAfee on the 'era of technological unemployment'
Published: Mon, 06 Oct 2014
Outlet: Roll Call
People have for 200 years been predicting the "era of technological unemployment," and have been wrong, said Andrew McAfee, an author and principal research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Digital Business.
This one simple trick, discovered by a doctor, tells you if earnings will be good or bad
Published: Mon, 06 Oct 2014
Outlet: USA Today
Professor So, who is the Sarofim Family Career Development Professor and an assistant professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. says the simple rule is human nature. People rush home to tell their families good news, and tend to keep quiet about bad news.
New funding models aim to reverse Latin America's academic decline
Published: Mon, 06 Oct 2014
Outlet: The Financial Times
For Roberto Rigobon, the Venezuelan-born professor of management and applied economics at MIT Sloan School of Management in the US, the reason why Latin American universities have fallen behind is simple: a lack of investment."Latin America actually has an incredible history of education," he says...
The third great wave
Published: Fri, 03 Oct 2014
Outlet: The Economist
In a book published in 2011, "Race Against the Machine," Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee cite an analysis suggesting that between 1988 and 2003 the effectiveness of computers increased 43m-fold.
Sourcewater builds an eBay for recycling fracking water
Published: Fri, 03 Oct 2014
Outlet: Xconomy
MIT Sloan Entrepreneur Josh Adler was attending a lecture on fracking at MIT's Sloan School of Management when the magnitude of the domestic oil and gas boom hit him.
Brian Halligan creates the Silicon Valley of the east
Published: Thu, 02 Oct 2014
Outlet: Boston Common Magazine
HubSpot's future looks bright. Founded in 2006 by Halligan, 47, and his MIT Sloan classmate Dharmesh Shah, 46, who now serves as the company's chief technology officer, HubSpot has to date raised $100 million.
Five pieces of advice for pursuing a sustainability strategy
Published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014
Outlet: The Guardian
In 2013, Struhs spoke with David Kiron and Nina Kruschwitz of the MIT Sloan Management Review. Read on for five pieces of advice, instructive for any organization that is pursuing a sustainability strategy...
Will executives get on the MOOC train, too?
Published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014
Outlet: The Wall Street Journal
That course has been successful, says Executive Education Executive Director Peter Hirst, in part because it still allows for relatively intimate interactions.
Stuart Krusell, sobre EEUU y Medio Oriente: "Mantener una política neutral sin intervenciones no es una opción"
Published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014
Outlet: Pulso (Brazil)
También profesor invitado en el MIT y Harvard, el experto en Relaciones Internacionales habla del sistema global actual y, en particular, de la batalla que presenta occidente en el Medio Oriente frente a la insurgencia Estado Islámico (ISIS).
Technomics: How to get rich and save the world in the digital economy
Published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Outlet: TechTarget
Erik Brynjolfsson, the Schussel Family Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, was not at the recent EmTech 2014 conference in Cambridge to talk about how to make your company filthy rich.
El MIT busca un lenguaje mundial para emprendedores
Published: Mon, 29 Sep 2014
Outlet: El Tiempo (Colombia)
“Para mí esto es meritocracia. No es a quién conoces, porque cualquiera puede inscribirse a un MOOC, es cuánto sabes y qué tanto quieres esto”, resalta Bill Aulet, director Centro Martin Trust para el emprendimiento de MIT.
Want to boost your bottom line? Add more women
Published: Mon, 29 Sep 2014
Outlet: ThinkAdvisor
An interesting finding by Anita Woolley, an assistant professor of organizational behavior and theory at Carnegie Mellon University, and Thomas Malone, the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, that women added to the "collective intelligence" of teams was published in the Harvard Business Review in June 2011.
The roadblock to commercialisation
Published: Sun, 28 Sep 2014
Outlet: The Financial Times (Opinion Piece)
Thomas Allen is a professor of management emeritus at MIT Sloan School of Management. Rory O'Shea is a visiting professor in innovation and entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan and a faculty member at UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School, Ireland.
MIT Sloan alum invents new fitness product
Published: Sun, 28 Sep 2014
Outlet: HLN (Headline News) (Video)
An MIT Sloan alum and a Harvard alum have teamed together to create a new fitness bracelet they say can change the way people work out. They talked about it on HLN.
Regulatory changes may restrict pool of private investors
Published: Fri, 26 Sep 2014
Outlet: The New York Times
David Verrill considers himself a savvy, educated investor. Since the year 2000 he's been part of a group that has invested $25 million in 35 start-up companies around New England. He has an M.B.A. from M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Mass., where he is executive director of the school's Center for eBusiness.
Eight institutional innovations that could update the economic system
Published: Fri, 26 Sep 2014
Outlet: The Guardian (Opinion Piece)
Otto Scharmer is a senior lecturer at MIT and founding chair of the Presencing Institute. This article is adapted from his most recently co-authored book (with K Kaufer), Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-system to Eco-system Economies.
MIT forum on Market Basket boycott shines light on employees as 'not a cost,' but 'a strategic asset'
Published: Fri, 26 Sep 2014
Outlet: Sentinel & Enterprise
"People are not a cost," said Zeynep Ton, an MIT professor and author of "The Good Jobs Strategy.""People can be a strategic asset. We need to stop seeing people as a cost."
When employees are given 'unlimited' vacation time
Published: Thu, 25 Sep 2014
Outlet: Marketplace (Audio)
In terms of building trust between management and workers, a benefit of the unlimited vacation policy can be shifting workplace priorities from time spent at work to the amount of work accomplished, says Lotte Bailyn, an emeritus professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Leaders behind the leaders
Published: Thu, 25 Sep 2014
Outlet: Association for Talent Development
Beverly Kaye, Founder and Chairwomen of Career Systems International, and co-author of Love 'Em or Lose 'Em, relates a story about when she was studying organizational development at the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Nick Davies's hacking book makes FT/McKinsey award shortlist
Published: Thu, 25 Sep 2014
Outlet: The Guardian
The Second Machine Age: work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee...

An expert in career and leadership development, MIT Sloan Professor Ed Schein investigates organizational culture, process consultation, the research process, career dynamics, and organization change.