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How to get the most out of your executive education
Published: Mon, 08 Sep 2014
Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
Michael Schrage, a research fellow at MIT Sloan School's Center for Digital Business, is the author of Serious Play, Who Do You Want Your Customers to Become?, and The Innovator's Hypothesis (forthcoming).
Could technology replace you at work and put wealth in the hands of the few?
Published: Mon, 08 Sep 2014
Outlet: Public Radio International (Audio)
But a couple of MIT scientists, Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson, argue that we've barely seen anything yet. Their book, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, claims technology is rapidly reshaping our economy. And the next wave of automation will fundamentally alter the way wealth is distributed.
College relations: Boston's brains behind the Olympics
Published: Mon, 08 Sep 2014
Outlet: The Huffington Post
In a fascinating op ed in the Boston Globe recently, Andrew W. Lo, a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and Tom Rutledge, chief investment strategist at Alpha Simplex Group, looked at how the area's colleges and universities might support Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics.
Fifteen inspiring startups spring out of MIT's Global Founders' Skills Accelerator
Published: Mon, 08 Sep 2014
Outlet: BostInno
"You're going to see role models today you can be one year from now," said Bill Aulet, managing director of the Trust Center, to students sitting in the back of the crowd. "You're going to see what you can be if you go to MIT."
The Second Machine Age and recognizing your talents
Published: Mon, 08 Sep 2014
Outlet: Arutz Sheva (Israel) (Audio)
This week, Doug meets Andrew McAfee, co-founder of MIT's initiative on the digital economy and author of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. How has the sudden growth in modern technology affected the world economy, and what does the future hold for employment?
What the hype behind embracing failure is really all about
Published: Mon, 08 Sep 2014
Outlet: Fast Company
Anjali Sastry is a lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and author of Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner.
Bill Aulet: The new mathematics of startup valuation
Published: Fri, 05 Sep 2014
Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
Bill Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and faculty director for the MIT Entrepreneurship Development Program.
Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley should strive to improve profit outlook for investment
Published: Fri, 05 Sep 2014
Outlet: The Economic Times (India) (Opinion Piece)
By SP Kothari: There has been a chorus of requests to lower the interest rate, currently at 8% as set by RBI governor Raghuram Rajan.
Indix: A search engine for millions of goodies
Published: Fri, 05 Sep 2014
Outlet: The Wall Street Journal's Live Mint Blog
In 2009, Sanjay Parthasarathy, now 49, moved back from the US to Chennai. In the 23 years he had been away, Parthasarathy had completed a master's programme in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and one in management from the MIT Sloan School...
Leland Cheung--'liaison to the innovation economy' for lieutenant governor?
Published: Fri, 05 Sep 2014
Outlet: The Boston Globe's Beta Boston Blog
He's an MIT Sloan grad and former venture capitalist who loves to talk about the tech economy while he's out running for lieutenant governor. I'm referring, of course, to Leland Cheung, a Cambridge city councilor who thinks he's best positioned to revive...
Athanasios Orphanides analyzes the latest moves by the ECB
Published: Thu, 04 Sep 2014
Outlet: CNBC (Video)
MIT Sloan Professor Athanasios Orphanides tells CNBC he thinks the ECB should have gone even further in weakening the value of the Euro.
Retracted papers needlessly stigmatize and jeopardize solid research in related fields, study finds
Published: Thu, 04 Sep 2014
Outlet: Phys.org
"A well-functioning, transparent retraction process is actually part and parcel of the scientific system," says Pierre Azoulay, an economist at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a co-author of the new study.
Market Basket and America's outdated labor law
Published: Wed, 03 Sep 2014
Outlet: WBUR's Cognoscenti Blog (Opinion Piece)
Thomas Kochan is the George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management and co-director of the Institute for Work & Employment Research at MIT's Sloan School of Management.
MIT's unique experiment in blended learning leads to the birth of fifty startups in five days
Published: Wed, 03 Sep 2014
Outlet: BostInno
MIT opened registration for the online course in March 2014 to much fanfare. At the helm teaching has been Bill Aulet, managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, who's already seen the class garner success.
MIT taps Inkling co-founder Josh Forman as newest entrepreneur-in-residence
Published: Wed, 03 Sep 2014
Outlet: The Boston Globe's Beta Boston Blog
The Trust Center for Entrepreneurship at MIT has a new entrepreneur-in-residence for this academic year: Harvard alum Josh Forman, who has worked at Microsoft and the high school social network Sconex.
The MIT Bitcoin Club awards $15K to students best innovating with the digital currency
Published: Wed, 03 Sep 2014
Outlet: BostInno
The Bitcoin Club has been spearheaded by MIT undergraduate Jeremy Rubin and Dan Elitzer, an MBA candidate at the Sloan School of Management. The two have raised more than $500,000 to provide every undergraduate at their tech-savvy school with bitcoin this fall.
Five resume rules you must ignore
Published: Mon, 01 Sep 2014
Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
Susan P. Joyce is president of NETability, Inc. and the editor and chief technology writer for Job-Hunt.org and WorkCoachCafe.com. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Susan is also a Visiting Scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
More part-time workers suffer instability, long hours to make ends meet
Published: Mon, 01 Sep 2014
Outlet: PBS Newshour (Video)
Zeynep Ton, MIT Sloan School of Management: The dominant view in business is to see labor as a cost to be minimized and pay employees as little as possible.
US policymakers must cut giant banks down to size
Published: Mon, 01 Sep 2014
Outlet: Global Times (China, English Edition) (Opinion Piece)
Simon Johnson is a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and the co-author of White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, And Why It Matters To You.
Kansas City fetches FitBark, a fitness tracker for Fido
Published: Mon, 01 Sep 2014
Outlet: Kansas City Star
Rossi quit his banking job and used his savings to start a company called FitBark. It was a risky decision, but Rossi, a graduate of MIT's Sloan School of Management, believed that the growing prevalence of human fitness trackers such as Fitbit, Jawbone's UP and Nike FuelBand was a good indicator that people would want a way to track their pet's fitness, too.
Doing business in Brazil is a life-time commitment: Expert says
Published: Sun, 31 Aug 2014
Outlet: China Daily USA
Chinese companies should adapt to Latin American culture as a first step in entering this market and develop long-term relationships with local partners, said Roberto Rigobon, a professor of applied economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at the 2014 MIT Sloan Latin America-China Conference held in Sao Paulo on Aug 29.
Raghuram Rajan: In step
Published: Sat, 30 Aug 2014
Outlet: The Wall Street Journal's Livemint Blog
He did a short stint at Tata Administrative Services as a management trainee before getting a doctorate in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management in the US.
A China já não é mais a mesma. E o Brasil com isso?
Published: Fri, 29 Aug 2014
Outlet: EXAME (Brazil)
É importante para os líderes de negócios estarem cientes das incertezas que podem aparecer no caminho”, diz Yasheng Huang, professor do programa internacional do MIT.
IMF list of 25 brightest young economists features four of Indian origin
Published: Fri, 29 Aug 2014
Outlet: International Business Times
Kristin Forbes, 44, American, Bank of England and MIT, has held positions in both academia and the economic policy sphere, where she applies her research to policy questions related to international macroeconomics and finance.
The upcoming music lab in Pune
Published: Thu, 28 Aug 2014
Outlet: Sakaal Times (India)
Sriram Emani, an MBA student of MIT Sloan and the co-founder and CEO of IndianRaga, along with Amrit Chavada, manager marketing and business development at IndianRaga, talk about their initiative.
Reducing medication errors with scanning system that ensures patients get the right pills
Published: Thu, 28 Aug 2014
Outlet: Medical Xpress
Seeking a change of pace from computer science, Reynisson enrolled in the MIT Sloan School of Management—where he saw that Helgason was right.

MIT Sloan alumnus Carly Fiorina, SF '89, former chairman, president, and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, has changed traditional assumptions about high-tech leadership.