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Putting the TPP on the right track
Published: Tue, 17 Mar 2015
Outlet: Politico Magazine (Opinion Piece)
Simon Johnson is a professor at MIT Sloan School of Management and was chief economist of the IMF...With negotiations reported to be entering the final stages, it is critical that Congress focus at this point not on how to “fast track” approval of an agreement — through passing Trade Promotion Authority — but on making sure the TPP itself is on the right track. Read more
Six hot jobs for MBA graduates
Published: Tue, 17 Mar 2015
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
Given IT managers' liaison role between the tech and business worlds, Jeanne Ross, director and principal research scientist at Sloan's Center for Information Systems Research, advises hopefuls to take classes about business process design, enterprise requirements, project management and change management. Read more
Can treating low-wage workers well become the hot new business strategy?
Published: Mon, 16 Mar 2015
Outlet: Fast Company
When she was doing work towards her PhD more than a decade ago, Zeynep Ton, now a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management, didn't study jobs—she studied efficient supply chains in the retail sector. Read more
MIT Sloan launches Cybersecurity Consortium
Published: Mon, 16 Mar 2015
Outlet: Civ Source
“The cybersecurity of our critical infrastructure is a serious national security challenge. This new consortium will help MIT Sloan to make a deep and lasting impact in this area through interdisciplinary research and industry partnerships,” says MIT Sloan Dean David Schmittlein. Read more
How bank stress tests are like restaurant inspections
Published: Thu, 12 Mar 2015
Outlet: American Public Media (Audio)
But while these kinds of offenses might shut down a local restaurant, Simon Johnson, professor of entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management, says that because banks are so systemically important, regulators tend to treat them with "kid gloves"— but that complexity also means their risks are very difficult to accurately "grade." Read more
MIT shares progress on innovation initiative
Published: Thu, 12 Mar 2015
Outlet: Campus Technology
Six months after kicking off its "Innovation Initiative," MIT recently revisited the school-wide effort to hear about progress. The initiative launched as a result of a report released last year that pondered the future of education at the Cambridge-based institute. Read more
Winter weather adds stress for Boston's struggling workers
Published: Thu, 12 Mar 2015
Outlet: PBS NewsHour (Video)
Thomas Kochan, MIT Sloan School of Management: Every dollar that's lost by a low-wage worker is one that, you know, makes it harder and harder to meet the month's rent or to put food on table or to make the car payments. And so all of that adds stress. Read more
MIT spinout's electric-propulsion system improves maneuverability of small satellites
Published: Wed, 11 Mar 2015
Outlet: Wireless Design & Development
Entrepreneurs-in-residence at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship helped them work through mistakes they'd made regarding legal support, funding, and operations. “We had a lot of holes to dig out of, and they were helpful,” Brikner says. Read more
MIT alum raises $180,000 for microwavable notebook
Published: Wed, 11 Mar 2015
Outlet: The Boston Globe
Rocket Innovations, a Medford-based company co-founded by MIT Sloan School alum Joe Lemay, has raised over $180,000 for a paper notebook whose contents can be saved with a smartphone app and erased by microwaving it. Read more
Obama strikes important blow for retirement savers
Published: Tue, 10 Mar 2015
Outlet: Global Times (English Edition) (China) (Opinion Piece)
Simon Johnson is a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management...For the past six years, US President Barack Obama's administration has, more often than not, sided with the interests of big banks on financial-sector policy. Read more
LiquiGlide gets $7m in funding
Published: Tue, 10 Mar 2015
Outlet: The Boston Globe
At the MIT 100K Entrepreneurship Competition three years ago, a ragtag MIT crew with a wild idea won the audience choice award and the Internet with a video of ketchup gliding out of a bottle, as if defying the laws of physics. Read more
Founders of women's iLab seek to close the gender gap in tech
Published: Mon, 09 Mar 2015
Chang is also an alum of MIT's Media Lab and Sloan School of Management, and Melesciuc earned her MSA at Northeastern. Read more
MIT advisor paves way for students' tech startups
Published: Sun, 08 Mar 2015
“The only common theme is that there is no common theme,” MIT entrepreneur-in-residence Christina Chase said of her typical day at work. Read more
Fixing the T: Anticipate problems, then practice responses
Published: Sat, 07 Mar 2015
Outlet: The Boston Globe (Opinion Piece)
Steven Spear is a senior lecturer at MIT in the Sloan School of Management and the Engineering Systems Division. He is author of “The High Velocity Edge,'' 2010...The MBTA was walloped by January's and February's snow, and capital, technological, and urban planning ideas are being floated to prevent future disruptions. Read more
Dynamic scoring forum: The dangers of dynamic scoring
Published: Fri, 06 Mar 2015
Outlet: TAXVOX Blog (Opinion Piece)
Simon Johnson is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management, a member of CBO's panel of economic advisers; and author, with James Kwak, of White House Burning, a book on US fiscal policy. Read more
The promise of a systems approach to sustainability
Published: Fri, 06 Mar 2015
Outlet: Sustainable Brands (Video)
In this webinar, MIT Sloan's Jason Jay will give an overview of the PROMISE framework, that analyzes sustainability at Personal, Relational, Organizational, Market, Institutional, Social, and Environmental levels. Read more
An exclusive interview with Bernard Horn of Polaris Global Value Fund
Published: Fri, 06 Mar 2015
Outlet: Forbes Magazine
“As an undergrad, I gained strong finance and accounting skills, with a good dose of legal courses. My knowledge was expanded with the capital market theory training at MIT's Sloan School. I think this combination, along with experience at a real company to learn about cash flow creation, was the foundation for my career." Read more
Hi-tech and low-tech mesh to bring recycling to Lagos slums
Published: Fri, 06 Mar 2015
Images of these trash piles remained vivid in Adebiyi's mind in 2010, when she was a graduate student at the MIT Sloan School of Management. So when she took the D-Lab course MAS.665 (Development Ventures), which focuses on launching ventures in developing countries, “Something awoke in me to help solve the issue,” Adebiyi says. Read more

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.