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Hal Gregersen, MIT Leadership Center Executive Director & a GTS guest speaker
Published: Thu, 22 Jan 2015
Outlet: TAG TV (Video)
The Georgia Technology Summit in March will feature this senior lecturer in leadership and innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management and author of The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators. Read more
Why do white men hold the majority of executive positions?
Published: Thu, 22 Jan 2015
Outlet: NPR (Audio)
MIT Sloan professor Evan Apfelbaum tells NPR that even though a diverse workplace leads to more productive discussions, people tend to be more comfortable around others that are similar to them. Read more
Fortified wins $150K grant to build a community center for Boston bicycling
Published: Wed, 21 Jan 2015
Outlet: BostInno
"When we applied for the grant, we said we were going to do certain things with the money and certain things for the community," said Fortified Co-founder and CEO Slava Menn, an MIT Sloan School of Management alum, acknowledging that although they could have just put the grant toward the company's profits, they opted to stay true to their intentions. Read more
La Voz de la Gente
Published: Wed, 21 Jan 2015
Outlet: Radio Sucesos 101.7 FM (Ecuador)
Además dijo que, MIT considerada una de las mejores universidades del mundo tiene el proyecto G-LAB y Laarcourier aplicó para ser parte de este proyecto, el cual une a cuatro estudiantes candidatos al MBA con una empresa pequeña-mediana a nivel global generándose una consultoría en equipo durante varios meses. Read more
Ben Shields talks "deflategate"
Published: Wed, 21 Jan 2015
Outlet: New England Cable News (Video)
MIT Sloan professor Ben Shields discusses the the scandal surrounding the Patriots in advance of the Superbowl. Read more
Greater Boston's one thing
Published: Wed, 21 Jan 2015
Outlet: Xconomy (Opinion Piece)
Aurélie Thiele is a Visiting Associate Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and an Associate Professor at Lehigh University. She is at work on a book about higher education and innovation, and enjoys looking at the Boston area with fresh eyes after a decade-long absence. Read more
Making paternity leave pay
Published: Tue, 20 Jan 2015
Outlet: WBUR's Cognoscenti Blog (Opinion Piece)
Leigh Hafrey has worked in professional ethics, with a focus on ethical leadership, since 1991. At MIT Sloan School of Management, he teaches in the MBA program and Leaders for Global Operations. Read more
INSEAD leads B-Schools' Asian expansion with $44M Singapore campus
Published: Tue, 20 Jan 2015
Outlet: Business Because
Other top US and European schools, including the Fuqua School of Business, Cornell's Johnson School, MIT Sloan School of Management, BI Norwegian, ESADE Business School and London Business School, have partnerships with Chinese business schools. Read more
Social Media technology powers alumni career connections
Published: Tue, 20 Jan 2015
Outlet: Business Because
"Folks are figuring out ways to collaborate for free, without having to drop a million dollars on a massive development effort," says Sean, an MBA alumnus of MIT's Sloan School of Management, who also worked as its director of alumni relations. Read more
Behind the hype over Aetna's minimum wage boost
Published: Tue, 20 Jan 2015
Outlet: Fortune Magazine (Opinion Piece)
Barbara Dyer is president & CEO of The Hitachi Foundation and senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Read more
Older job seekers find ways to avoid age bias
Published: Fri, 16 Jan 2015
Outlet: The New York Times
"In my research, the first thing I hear from older workers looking for a job is that they need to work," said Ofer Sharone, an assistant professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, author of "Flawed System/Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences" and founder of the nonprofit Institute for Career Transitions. Read more
Why some teams are smarter than others
Published: Fri, 16 Jan 2015
Outlet: The New York Times (Opinion Piece)
Thomas W. Malone is a professor at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and the director of the M.I.T. Center for Collective Intelligence. Read more
MIT MBA students tour Silicon Valley as tech campuses expand
Published: Thu, 15 Jan 2015
Outlet: Xconomy (Opinion Piece)
Shany Alon is an MBA student at MIT's Sloan School of Management. She was previously an IT consultant at Accenture (Israel). She is also a co-founder of RestCloud, an online messaging solution for the food delivery industry. Read more
Too much, too little, just right: Stress at work, and the Goldilocks principle
Published: Thu, 15 Jan 2015
Outlet: WBUR's Cognoscenti Blog (Opinion Piece)
Andrew Yap is a lecturer and postdoctoral associate at MIT Sloan School of Management...Stress used to be a dirty word. Study after study has shown that stress makes workers less productive, less satisfied, less healthy — and, therefore, more likely to call in sick. Read more
Why Nordstrom's Digital Strategy Works (and Yours Probably Doesn't)
Published: Wed, 14 Jan 2015
Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
Jeanne W. Ross is the director of and a principal research scientist at the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at MIT Sloan School of Management. Read more
Dollar's rise is good news for the U.S., for now
Published: Wed, 14 Jan 2015
Outlet: NPR (Audio)
But Simon Johnson, former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, emphasizes that the dollar's climb is relative. The dollar is being measured against the currencies of other countries. Read more
Patrick to become visiting fellow at MIT
Published: Wed, 14 Jan 2015
Outlet: The Boston Globe
L. Rafael Reif, MIT's president, praised Patrick in a statement for taking the time as governor "to educate himself about how fundamental science produces world-changing technologies" and said the school is "delighted that he will join us." Fiona Murray, codirector of the Innovation Initiative, said "enlightened government" can play a critical role in the innovation economy. Read more
Opinion: Stocks get an 'F' when kids go back to school
Published: Tue, 13 Jan 2015
Outlet: The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
Lily Fang is a Visiting Associate Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management and an Associate Professor of Finance at INSEAD. Read more
Tech companies woo MIT students with laid-back vibe and perks
Published: Mon, 12 Jan 2015
Outlet: San Francisco Chronicle
The students were on a westward pilgrimage, an annual three-day "Tech Trek" made by first-year MBA candidates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management to scope out the Bay Area hiring scene. Read more
Anjali Sastry & Kara Penn: Making a success of failure
Published: Sun, 11 Jan 2015
Outlet: The Wall Street Journal's Livemint Blog
Sastry is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and lecturer in the department of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School, US. Penn is co-founder and principal consultant at Mission Spark, a Colorado, US, headquartered consultancy for non-profits and social enterprises. Read more
Is the skills gap real?
Published: Fri, 09 Jan 2015
Outlet: The Wall Street Journal
In an attempt to quantify hiring difficulties in the manufacturing sector, Mr. Osterman and Andrew Weaver, an MIT graduate student, asked a large sample of manufacturing firms a detailed series of questions about their vacancies, the duration of vacancies and the skills they were looking for. Read more
MIT Sloan School professor honored by Queen Elizabeth
Published: Thu, 08 Jan 2015
Outlet: The Boston Globe
The honor is in recognition of Murray's services to the United Kingdom in entrepreneurship and innovation. According to her bio on the MIT website, Murray, the associate dean of innovation at the Sloan School... Read more
Free fall fluid flow
Published: Thu, 08 Jan 2015
Outlet: Food Engineering
We filmed the ketchup bottle video, entered LiquiGlide into the MIT 100K Entrepreneurship Competition and took home the Audience Choice Award. The ketchup bottle video went viral, and we quickly received more than 2,000 inquiries about our technology from across industries. That's what helped us launch the company. Read more
How one local entreprenuer taught Lagos, Nigeria to embrace recycling
Published: Thu, 08 Jan 2015
Outlet: Fast Company
"People in the U.S. are very careful about taking care of waste. I thought, Why not Nigeria?" says Adebiyi-Abiola. She conceived Wecyclers in 2011, while earning her MBA at MIT. But when she went home, she found that few locals were motivated by talk of helping their environment. Read more
San Diego tech firm Seismic will expand in Boston following $20M investment
Published: Thu, 08 Jan 2015
Outlet: Boston Business Journal
"We're looking to grow quickly in Boston and we're excited to be part of the vibrant startup scene," said Winter, a graduate of MIT's Sloan School of Management. Read more
After the job interview, what's taking so long?
Published: Wed, 07 Jan 2015
Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
Susan P. Joyce is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Susan is also a Visiting Scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management. In addition to HuffingtonPost.com, Susan also contributes to AOL Jobs, LinkedIn, YouTern.com, NextAvenue.org, and BrazenCareerist. Read more
What businesses can learn from sports analytics
Published: Wed, 07 Jan 2015
Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review
The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, for example, has grown from about 175 attendees in its first year in 2007 to more than 2,000 in 2014. Called the "Super Bowl of sports analytics" and "TED talks in cleats," the conference has catalyzed academics... Read more

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