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Boyhood
Published: Wed, 20 May 2015
Outlet: New York Magazine
"We're in the midst of one of the greatest onetime events in history," declared the MIT economist Erik Brynjolfsson. Attendees were asked to predict when machines would become better than humans at all human tasks; virtually all were willing to put a date on the event, and their median answer was 2050. Read more
Can't picture the Boston 2024 Olympics? Maybe you need to experience it.
Published: Wed, 20 May 2015
Outlet: The Boston Globe's Beta Boston (Opinion Piece)
Steven Spear is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and at the Engineering Systems Division at MIT... Boston 2024 has a persuasive hurdle to clear to win broad public support for hosting the Summer Olympics. Read more
Possible to predict recidivism? Here's how...
Published: Tue, 19 May 2015
Outlet: MSNBC (Video)
About two thirds of former prisoners are back in jail within 3 years of their release. MIT Sloan School of Management's Professor Cynthia Rudin discusses using machine learning to predict and prevent recidivism. Read more
What work will look like in 2025
Published: Tue, 19 May 2015
Outlet: Fast Company
The last billion people on the planet will be connected to the Internet over the next 10 years, says Erik Brynjolfsson, professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management, director of the MIT Center for Digital Business... Read more
What does nuclear power cost? Old plants dispel easy answers
Published: Tue, 19 May 2015
Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
John Parsons is a Senior Lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management and a member of its Finance Group. He heads the MBA Finance Track...What is the economic cost of nuclear power? That turns out to be a very difficult question to answer. Read more
The branding of an American president
Published: Mon, 18 May 2015
Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
Ellen Tave Glassman directs design for the MIT Sloan Office of Communications with a focus on the school's digital experiences...These days, a website, a YouTube video and a kickoff speech will often accompany each presidential campaign rollout. Read more
Champions of rubbish - Wecyclers lead revolution of waste recycling in Lagos
Published: Mon, 18 May 2015
Outlet: Individual.com
Like Alhaja Kudirat, the co-founder of Wecyclers had also been prepared for her new task as a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. The 32 year-old mother of two possess a first and second degree in Computers Science from the same institution. Read more
Sen Warren is right: Fast-track could help roll back Dodd-Frank
Published: Sun, 17 May 2015
Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
Simon Johnson is the Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C., a co-founder of BaselineScenario.com, and a member of the FDIC's Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee. Read more
New market entrants create competition for business schools
Published: Sun, 17 May 2015
Outlet: The Financial Times
But the competition does not stop there, says MIT Sloan dean David Schmittlein. The number of business schools entering the executive education space is increasing, especially young, up-and-coming ones. Read more
2015 best MBAs: Elena Mendez
Published: Sat, 16 May 2015
Outlet: Poets & Quants
Every MBA student dreams of making an impact. At MIT Sloan, Elena Mendez-Escobar is changing hearts and minds. Armed with a Ph.D. in theoretical physics , Mendez-Escobar launched an educational program to help students understand how unconscious bias can poison their decision-making and relationships. Read more
MIT lecturer explains 5 key skills that separate innovators from imitators
Published: Fri, 15 May 2015
Outlet: Business Insider
According to Hal Gregersen, the executive director of the MIT Leadership Center, "all of us were quite good at [innovation] when we were 4 years old." Read more
Raptor Maps drone plan snags $100K prize
Published: Fri, 15 May 2015
Outlet: The Boston Globe's Beta Boston
The pitching has ended and the votes are in. Team Raptor Maps, which proposes to use camera-carrying drones to survey farmland and pinpoint damage before pests and diseases can decimate crops, beat out 193 contestants to win the judges' favor and a check for $100,000 at the 25th annual MIT 100K Entrepreneurship Competition Wednesday evening. Read more
Study: Most car-related air pollution comes from only 25% of cars
Published: Thu, 14 May 2015
Outlet: Boston.com
Valerie Jean Karplus, assistant professor of global economics and management at MIT's Sloan School of Management, said that when it comes to choosing a car, consumers should consider local as well as global pollutants. Read more
MIT students integrate fiber optics for more energy efficient chips
Published: Thu, 14 May 2015
Outlet: Next Big Future
Using light instead of electricity can drop energy usage by about 95 percent in chip-to-chip communications and increase bandwidth tenfold, team member Alex Wright, a graduate student in the MIT Sloan School of Management, said. Incorporating the technology into massive data centers, run by tech giants like Facebook, she added, could help cut energy usage in these centers by up to 10 percent. Read more
Harnessing technology
Published: Wed, 13 May 2015
Outlet: Financial Times (Video)
David Schmittlein, dean of MIT Sloan School of Management, discusses the effect of the digital economy on management education with FT Business Education Editor Della Bradshaw. Read more
For 25 years MIT's pitch contest has been making winners of its losers
Published: Wed, 13 May 2015
Outlet: The Boston Globe's Beta Boston
"To me it is not surprising at all that the teams who don't win it end up doing as well or are better off than the ones who win it," said Bill Aulet, managing director of the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship at MIT. Read more
How Richard Branson turned his passion into a tangible business
Published: Tue, 12 May 2015
Outlet: Fortune Magazine (Opinion Piece)
Hal Gregersen is executive director of the MIT Leadership Center and a senior lecturer in leadership and innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is the author of The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators. Read more
OptiBit's energy-efficient computer chip wins MIT's Clean Energy Prize
Published: Tue, 12 May 2015
Outlet: The Boston Globe's Beta Boston
"Facebook's data centers use the same amount of energy as the City of Palo Alto," said Alexandra Wright, a MBA student from the MIT Sloan School of Management, who was the presenter for the winning team. Read more
Women in business Q&A: Shivani Garg Patel is co-founder, Samahope
Published: Tue, 12 May 2015
Outlet: Huffington Post
Shivani Garg Patel is Co-founder of Samahope, a crowdfunding site for doctors providing critical medical treatments for the world's poorest...She holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a B.A. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Read more
Will the robots take over?
Published: Mon, 11 May 2015
Outlet: BBC (Audio)
Eric Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee from MIT Sloan School of Management, on algorithms and artificial intelligence in the workplace. Read more
Tom Brady's branding may offer peek at Patriots' future
Published: Sat, 09 May 2015
Outlet: The Boston Globe
Intertwined as Brady and the Patriots might be, the team's business side — like the mechanized football operations run by coach Bill Belichick — is too savvy to attach all of its fortunes to one player, said Ben Shields, a former director of social media and marketing at ESPN who now teaches managerial communication at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Read more
NAFTA legacy casts a shadow on new trade agreements
Published: Fri, 08 May 2015
Outlet: Marketplace (Audio)
Those fears have colored many Americans' present-day perceptions of the agreement, but the reality is far less dramatic, says Simon Johnson, a professor of global economics at MIT. "NAFTA did not do as much as is claimed by people who are either for or against NAFTA," he says. Read more
Former NASCAR mechanic's social media app raises $100 million
Published: Thu, 07 May 2015
Outlet: Upstart Business Journal
The Series C round was led by SoftBank, alongside BlueRun Ventures. Banjo founder and CEO Damien Patton, who attended MIT's Sloan School of Management, previously started a number of startups and was once a mechanic in a NASCAR pit crew, according to his LinkedIn page. Read more
Make it OK for employees to challenge your ideas
Published: Wed, 06 May 2015
Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
Hal Gregersen (@HalGregersen) is Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is coauthor of the book The Innovator's DNA, founder of the 4-24 project, and a frequent speaker on leading innovation and change. Read more
After the Bell
Published: Tue, 05 May 2015
Outlet: Fox Business Network (Video)
MIT Sloan Professor Andrew McAfee discusses the future of work, industrialization and the Second Machine Age. Read more

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