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  • Self-funding health benefits could kill your company
    Published: May 25, 2016
    Outlet: CFO (Opinion Piece)
    Robert C. Pozen, the former chairman of MFS Investment Management, is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "I support the goal of quality health care for all Americans, including the 38% of workers employed by businesses with between 3 and 199 workers, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation..."
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    Three qualities you must have if you want to get into MIT's Sloan School of Management
    Published: May 24, 2016
    Outlet: Business Insider
    Even among world-class MBA programs, MIT Sloan is in an elite class. As part of a top engineering university, most of the program's 4,000+ annual applicants boast above-average GMAT scores and undergrad GPAs. So, in an applicant pool where nearly every prospective student is outstanding on paper, what else is MIT Sloan looking for?
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    Un argentino y un venezolano miden su propia inflación con mil millones de precios por día
    Published: May 24, 2016
    Outlet: Infobae (Argentina) (Video)
    Alberto Cavallo y Roberto Rigobon, economistas del MIT, comenzaron con la web Inflación Verdadera tras la intervención del Indec, pero ahora estiman la suba de precios todos los días en más de 60 países.
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    The Puerto Rico bill is good for the bondholders
    Published: May 24, 2016
    Outlet: Politico (Opinion Piece)
    Simon Johnson is a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. He and Mark A. Cymrot write, "After failing to make a scheduled bond payment on May 2, Puerto Rico is rapidly heading toward a broader default..."
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    How to start the 'Uber of the next big thing'
    Published: May 24, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    Richard Schmalensee is the Howard J. Professor of Management and Economics, Emeritus at MIT, and served as dean of MIT Sloan for nine years. He and David S. Evans write, "Identify a big market friction and figure out how to reduce it, a lot. That's often the matchmaker's path to great success."
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    Cómo lograr un cambio con los datos masivos
    Published: May 24, 2016
    Outlet: La República (Colombia) (Opinion Piece)
    Lee Ullmann es Director de la Oficina para América latina de MIT Sloan. El escribe, "'Big data' es un término que hace mucho ruido estos días. Se recomienda a las empresas que aprovechen la gran cantidad de datos producidos a nivel global, ya que con esto lograrán una mayor rentabilidad y productividad..."
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    MIT CIO: Cooperation vs. competition in the digital ecosystem
    Published: May 20, 2016
    Outlet: TechTarget - SearchCIO
    If corporate life is a bowl of ripe peaches, brace yourself. Peter Weill, senior research scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management, used the summer fruit as a metaphor to describe how traditional corporations are eyed by smaller, lither startups and financial technology companies.
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    10 must-read economics stories of the week
    Published: May 19, 2016
    Outlet: World Economic Forum
    Jennifer Blanke, Chief Economist at the World Economic Forum, recommends reading, "Why is digitization failing to raise productivity growth rates?" in the MIT Sloan Management Review.
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    Allergic to peanuts? A new device could scan your food for you.
    Published: May 19, 2016
    Outlet: Fortune
    “I had never had issues with food and, in college, I found out I had all these issues with gluten, eggs, dairy and soy,” says Shireen Yates, co-founder and CEO of Nima, which was formerly called 6SensorLabs. There isn't a clear reason why the number of people with food allergies is growing but it does underscore the need for products like Nima, according to Yates, a 32-year-old MIT Sloan MBA graduate.
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    MIT boosts resources for entrepreneurs as startup "fever" rages
    Published: May 19, 2016
    Outlet: Xconomy Boston
    When MIT senior lecturer Bill Aulet was working toward a master's degree in business and entrepreneurial marketing at MIT around 1993, he wanted to hold a panel discussion on campus featuring three successful entrepreneurs. But he got pushback from MIT administrators, who told him to “tone it down,” he says. “They would not sponsor it and did not want it on campus,” Aulet says.
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    Lessons from Kunduz: Prevent disaster by paying attention to the little picture
    Published: May 18, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    Steven Spear, a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan, teaches courses about managing complex, dynamic systems for exemplary performance to graduate students and executives at MIT. He writes, "In October 2015, an American AC-130 gunship rained devastating fire on a Doctors Without Borders hospital (Médecins Sans Frontières or “MSF”), killing 42..."
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    The gig economy benefits 'superstar' employees, says MIT panelist
    Published: May 18, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal - CIO Journal
    Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, chaired an academic keynote panel on the gig economy at the 16th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. Fiona Murray, professor of entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan, said that the gig economy works for “superstar” workers, like a data scientist, but not for all.
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    The Business Case for Good Jobs
    Published: May 18, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Experts (Video)
    Zeynep Ton, MIT Sloan Professor and author of The Good Jobs Strategy, took part in a live conversation on how operational excellence enables companies to offer low prices to customers while ensuring good jobs for their employees and superior results for their investors. Also appearing on the program were Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor and James Sinegal, co-founder and former CEO of Costco. The Business Case for Good Jobs is a part of the MIT Sloan Expert Series.
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    Real urban rebound - just not in the rust belt (yet)
    Published: May 18, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes
    A study by Mercedes Delgado of the MIT Sloan School of Management and Kimberly Zeuli of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, looked at the relationship between industry clusters and employment growth in cities between 2003-2011.
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    Would a 'Brexit' matter to America? A former British diplomat on what's at stake
    Published: May 18, 2016
    Outlet: WBUR's Cognoscenti (Opinion Piece)
    Phil Budden is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and diplomatic advisor to MIT's Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP). In two decades as a British diplomat, Budden focused on Britain's membership in the EU and, post-9/11, was posted to the British Embassy in Washington before serving as Consul General to New England.
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    How MIT is teaching regions around the world to unlock their entrepreneurial potential
    Published: May 17, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes
    MIT REAP was founded in 2012 by Bill Aulet, Scott Stern, Fiona Murray, and Ed Roberts, based on MIT's expertise in the ‘science of innovation,' i.e. a robust, evidence-based understanding of the innovation process at the regional level that defines what works, in practice, for accelerating innovation-driven entrepreneurship.
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    Research: You have fewer friends than you think
    Published: May 17, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Alex "Sandy" Pentland is the director of MIT's Human Dynamics Laboratory and the MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program. He writes, "When we analyzed self-reported relationship surveys from several experiments around the world, we found that while most people assume friendships are two-way, only about half of friendships are indeed reciprocal."
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    Money market funds in China become less systemically risky
    Published: May 17, 2016
    Outlet: RealClearMarkets (Opinion Piece)
    Robert Pozen is the former chairman of MFS Investment Management and a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "Last year, China's stock market took a tumble, which sent shock waves through the global securities markets. Now, money market funds are booming in China and could present the next systemic risk."
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    MIT professor: 'Pressures are building' in contract dispute between Verizon, employees
    Published: May 17, 2016
    Outlet: WBUR's Morning Edition (Audio)
    About 40,000 workers on the East Coast are on strike. They've been without a contract for the past 10 months, and they say Verizon is trying to cut their pensions and change work rules. Verizon says it has to offset increasing health care and retirement costs. Professor Tom Kochan, co-director of MIT's Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research, joined Morning Edition to discuss the contract dispute.
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    China will start the world's largest carbon trading market
    Published: May 16, 2016
    Outlet: Scientific American
    "China is a complicated place. You need to know how things actually work in the provinces," said Henry Jacoby, a professor of applied economics at MIT. One of the reasons for using more market tools, Jacoby thinks, is that "they're trying to use this to get under control some of the big old rust-bucket industries they've got."
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    Three reasons why CIOs are embracing 'bubble-up' technology
    Published: May 16, 2016
    Outlet: Data Informed (Opinion Piece)
    Jill Soley holds a BS and MBA from MIT. She writes, "Only 19 percent of small businesses have an internal IT staff, and while 86 percent of medium businesses have an IT person on hand, most are typically tech generalists. This limits the depth and breadth of the software SMBs can implement. This can be especially restrictive to business growth in the big data era."
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    Win or lose, Trump could cause a recession
    Published: May 16, 2016
    Outlet: Reuters (Opinion Piece)
    Simon Johnson is a professor at MIT Sloan School of Management and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. He writes, "The question of the moment is: If GOP front-runner Donald Trump were to be elected president, what would he do?" Johnson can be followed on Twitter @baselinescene.
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    Facebook hires head of e-commerce for MENA and Pakistan
    Published: May 15, 2016
    Outlet: ITP.net
    Facebook has appointed Shant Oknayan as head of e-commerce, retail, and online services at Facebook in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan. Oknayan holds an MBA from MIT Sloan.
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    Blind executive navigates MBA challenge at MIT Sloan
    Published: May 15, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times
    "We have a running joke that MIT should probably be giving a degree to Denise, too,” says Nelson Repenning, who teaches system dynamics. He admits he was sceptical that Mr. Bellantoni would be able to grasp the material in his course, which is visually oriented. “I don't know how he pulled it off.”
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    2016 Best MBAs: Ellen Rice Staten, MIT Sloan
    Published: May 15, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    "There is power in differences, especially when they come together. Everyone in business school is incredibly talented and smart. But we all have different strengths. No one is great at everything. But, when we bring those strengths together in a collaborative environment, ideas can turn into some of the greatest inventions and generate the creation of some of the most innovative organizations," says Ellen Rice Staten.
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    2016 Best MBAs: Brian Kirk, MIT Sloan
    Published: May 15, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    “Business school gave me a new medium to discover myself, reassess my personal and professional priorities, and really push myself to do more…I feel as though MIT Sloan has helped me lay another brick in my road of self-discovery every day,” says Brian Kirk.
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    University business-plan competitions for fun, cash, and (maybe) profit
    Published: May 14, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    160 companies have been launched from MIT's $100K Entrepreneurship Competition, dubbed grandfather of all business-plan competitions, since it started in 1990.
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    World's top 30 education professionals for 2016
    Published: May 13, 2016
    Outlet: Global Gurus
    Otto Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan. He is founding chair of the Presencing Institute, chairs the MIT IDEAS program, helps groups of diverse stakeholders from business, government, and civil society to innovate at the level of the whole system, and co-founded the Global Wellbeing and Gross National Happiness (GNH) Lab.
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    A billion prices can't be wrong
    Published: May 13, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times
    The Billion Prices Project and its commercial arm PriceStats are both collaborations between MIT economists Albert Cavallo and Roberto Rigobon. “Billion Prices” sounds hyperbolic but that is the number of prices collected each week by the project, from hundreds of retailers in more than 60 countries.
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    Renovated Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship mimics startup offices
    Published: May 12, 2016
    Outlet: Xconomy Boston
    “A lot of our students want to start companies out of school,” says Tommy Long, the center's chief of staff. “We wanted to give them a little bit of a taste of what a startup environment is like.” The 26-year-old center aims to be a resource and connector for MIT students across all disciplines and grade levels who are aiming to become effective entrepreneurs.
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    MIT's $100K winner: A medtech device that detects cancer from breath
    Published: May 12, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno
    MIT held the finale to its annual $100K Launch Competition on May 11, and eight carefully selected startups pitched for a shot at, you guessed it, $100,000. Astraeus Technologies, a medtech venture, was named the ultimate winner – and this is not the first time the startup has had a taste of victory.
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    MIT startup lets seniors enter the world of virtual reality
    Published: May 12, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    Gorman owes her world travels to Reed Hayes, 28, and Dennis Lally, 27, two MIT Sloan School of Management graduate students whose startup, Rendever Health, is developing virtual reality programs to provide entertainment in assisted living facilities, and down the road, to test and treat seniors for the effects of aging.
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    Seven ways to get the most out of an MBA
    Published: May 12, 2016
    Outlet: CNBC
    It's crucial for students to stay in their "stretch zone" rather than their comfort zone, said Maura Herson, MIT Sloan School of Management's MBA program director.
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    Has China's coal use peaked? Here's how to read the tea leaves
    Published: May 12, 2016
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    Valerie J. Karplus is Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management at MIT Sloan School of Management. She writes, "As the largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, how much coal China is burning is of global interest..."
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    In Cambridge, MIT will train IBM's Watson on cybercrime
    Published: May 11, 2016
    Outlet: Boston Business Journal
    "The concerns are increasing dramatically, but the supply of trained workforces who understand how to deal with these issues is lacking," said Stuart Madnick, a professor of engineering systems at MIT's School of Engineering and a partner on the IBM Watson project.
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    Antibiotics, retirement savings, short-term memory
    Published: May 10, 2016
    Outlet: BYUradio's Top of Mind (Audio)
    Robert Pozen is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He says there is one thing the government could do that would help many Americans get back on track with their retirement, and it doesn't have anything to do with social security.
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    Antibiotics, retirement savings, short-term memory
    Published: May 10, 2016
    Outlet: BYUradio's Top of Mind (Audio)
    Robert Pozen is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He says there is one thing the government could do that would help many Americans get back on track with their retirement , and it doesn't have anything to do with social security.
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    Cambridge Democrat challenging incumbent Pat Jehlen
    Published: May 9, 2016
    Outlet: Medford Transcript
    The recipient of masters degrees in business from the MIT Sloan School of Management and government from the Kennedy School of Government, Cheung cited his experience with the “innovation economy” and the Cambridge City Council as attributes.
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    Meet the MIT MBA behind The Gaza Strip's first startup accelerator
    Published: May 9, 2016
    Outlet: BusinessBecause
    Ryan Sturgill is an MBA graduate from MIT Sloan and CEO of Gaza Sky Geeks, Gaza's first start-up accelerator. The Google-backed, Mercy Corps initiative provides Gaza's entrepreneurs with a co-working space, a tech-focused incubator and all the infrastructure needed to support their businesses.
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    Peer-to-peer lending attracts institutional investors
    Published: May 9, 2016
    Outlet: Marketplace (Audio)
    The original idea was that regular folks who need money could go to Lending Club or Prosper and connect with regular folks who had money. That still happens, but these days, lots of money is coming in big blocks from big institutional investors. “They basically want to get the maximum bang for their buck, so they are willing to take on this risk,” said Rajkamal Iyer, a finance professor at MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    Cuando la clase creativa decide hacer ciudad
    Published: May 9, 2016
    Outlet: Economía y Negocios (Source: El Mercurio, Chile; Opinion Piece)
    Carlos Osorio is an International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan, researching methods for enabling innovation learning. He writes, "El reciente índice de calidad de vida de ciudades chilenas sorprendió a muchos con el décimo lugar de Valdivia. ¿Qué puede explicar subir 27 puestos en tres años?"
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    Big data targets best cancer treatments
    Published: May 9, 2016
    Outlet: Healthcare Business Daily News
    When his father was diagnosed with Stage 4 gastric cancer in 2007, Dimitris Bertsimas, co-director of the Operations Research Center at MIT Sloan School of Management, did what any son would do. He took his father to the best cancer centers in the region for three opinions. That's when the confusion began.
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    ACHS fue reconocida por el MIT como caso de estudio
    Published: May 8, 2016
    Outlet: El Mercurio (Chile)
    Ejecutivos de la Asociación Chilena de Seguridad (ACH) viajaron a Boston para exponer en una clase del curso "My Leadership Story", ("Mi historia de liderazgo"), en la cual estudiantes del programa Leaders for Global Operations del Massachusetts Institute of Technology analizaron como caso el proceso de modernización de la ACHS.
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    By land and by water, MIT celebrates 100 years in Cambridge
    Published: May 7, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    A bystander waved at the MIT Dome Raft, built by the EMBA Class of 2017, as it crossed the Charles River.
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    MIT prize winners help microgrids speak a common language
    Published: May 7, 2016
    Outlet: Scientific American
    This month, microgrid control technology took center stage at the MIT Clean Energy Prize with Helia Technologies winning the $100,000 grand prize. The Helia team consists of MIT alumni and current students. Their winning technology – the “Heila IQ” distributed controller – is a universal control hub designed to monitor and control microgrid systems.
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    What Facebook's latest stock move means for investors and the SEC
    Published: May 7, 2016
    Outlet: Fortune (Opinion Piece)
    Charles Kane is a senior lecturer in international finance and entrepreneurial studies at MIT Sloan. He writes, "Activist investors are fundamentally changing the investment market. They accumulate enough stock in publicly traded companies to influence who sits on the board, then pressure the management and board to focus on short-term returns at the expense of long-term investment..."
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    MIT Sloan alum connects hard up nonprofits with deep-pocketed millennials
    Published: May 6, 2016
    Outlet: MetroMBA
    MIT Sloan's blog recently published an article on 2013 MBA graduate Isa Watson's giving company Envested, which connects local Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based nonprofits to philanthropic millennials.
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    MIT Professor Dimitris Bertsimas on cancer treatment data
    Published: May 6, 2016
    Outlet: The Financial Exchange (Audio)
    Larry Kudlow speaks with Dimitris Bertsimas, the Boeing Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Operations Research at MIT Sloan, about using big data to inform cancer treatment decisions. Bertsimas says, "Humans do not think in large data..."
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    Brexit advocates: Heed the tale of Herb Kelleher
    Published: May 6, 2016
    Outlet: Reuters
    Christian Catalini of MIT Sloan and his two co-authors examined the working patterns and productivity of academic scientists in the United States as Southwest expanded between 1993 and 2010. As the airline muscled in on a new route, ticket prices typically fell by around 20 percent, while passenger numbers rose by twice that rate.
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    Collaboration: The geography of discovery
    Published: May 5, 2016
    Outlet: Nature
    “Lots of people want to write this story that clusters used to matter in the past, but they don't matter anymore,” says Scott Stern, an economist of innovation and entrepreneurship at MIT. “For advanced economies and advanced science, location still seems to play a tremendously important role.”
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    Borrowing for your college from your Uncle Sam
    Published: May 5, 2016
    Outlet: The Hill (Opinion Piece)
    Doug Criscitello is Executive Director of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy at MIT Sloan. He writes, "Let's consider student loans for a moment. Many of the candidates for president have promised relief of some sort from the high cost of college tuition..."
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    We should embrace robots, not fear them
    Published: May 5, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times (Opinion Piece)
    Andrew McAfee is a principal research scientist at MIT and co-author of ‘The Second Machine Age.' He writes, "The fact that the Financial Times special series on robots has been framed around the question “Robots: Friend or foe?” is fascinating to me."
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    «Es führt kein Weg am Grundeinkommen vorbei»
    Published: May 4, 2016
    Outlet: GDI (Switzerland) (Video)
    Kein Grund zur Eile, sagt MIT-Professor Erik Brynjolfsson: «Die Roboter-Revolution hat gerade erst begonnen, die Maschinen werden mehr und mehr Fähigkeiten erlangen, von der Identifizierung von Strassenschildern bis zum Entlarven von Kreditbetrügern.
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    Ballotcraft's Dennis Jiang on creating a fantasy politics game
    Published: May 4, 2016
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Audio)
    Dennis Jiang, CEO and Co-founder of Ballotcraft, holds a BA from Stanford and an MBA from MIT Sloan. He speaks about Ballotcraft, a fantasy politics game where thousands of players use fake money to buy "shares" in candidates.
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    Why winner-takes-all thinking doesn't apply to Silicon Valley
    Published: May 4, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Richard Schmalensee is the Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management and Economics, Emeritus, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He and David S. Evans write, "Yahoo's core business is worth next to nothing, and buyers are struggling to see if there's any there there. Twitter's market cap just plummeted after a bad earnings report..."
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    How Donald Trump could suppress his critics using political prosecutions
    Published: May 4, 2016
    Outlet: The Telegraph (Opinion Piece)
    Simon Johnson is a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and former chief economist of the IMF. He writes, "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump remarked recently that he would like to change the law to make it easier to bring cases against his critics..."
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    You can prevent a 'Panama Papers' scandal at your law firm
    Published: May 3, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Lou Shipley is a lecturer at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan. He writes, "The data breach at the law firm of Mossack Fonseca in Panama sent shock waves around the world recently with the prime minister of Iceland stepping aside, Swiss authorities raiding the headquarters of the Union of European Football Associations, and relatives of the president of China linked to offshore companies."
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    Shopping online probably won't save you money
    Published: May 3, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    Alberto Cavallo is a professor at MIT Sloan. He writes, 'If you're a bargain hunter, it's common to spend time researching prices before making purchases. After all, you wouldn't want to buy a washing machine at your local Lowes store only to find a lower price offered on Lowes.com. However, I found in a recent study that retailers' offline and online prices are the same more than 70% of the time.
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    Análise - O futuro do Brasil é incerto, mas há futuro
    Published: May 2, 2016
    Outlet: Estadão (Brazil) (Opinion Piece)
    Bruno Santos é mestrando em administração pública em Harvard e faz MBA no MIT, Felipe Michel Braga fez o mestrado em Educação em Stanford, e Felipe Oriá faz o mestrado em políticas públicas em Harvard.
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    Here are the final eight startups competing in the MIT $100K
    Published: May 2, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno
    On May 11, MIT will host the finale to its annual $100K competition, where student ventures will throw down their business plans and battle it out for the chance to win, you guessed it, $100,000.
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    Mastering difficult situations through negotiation -- in life and at work
    Published: May 2, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes (Opinion Piece) (Video)
    Hal Gregerson is the Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan. He writes, "Life is a series of negotiations. Whether we realize it or not, we negotiate all day, every day..."
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    Out of this world: Spacesuits inspired this Indian American's clothing brand
    Published: April 30, 2016
    Outlet: The Indian Express
    MIT Sloan alum Aman Advani co-founded Ministry of Supply, a clothing brand which seeks to reinvent business wear to include the benefits of athletic gear, said Span Magazine in a feature.
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    The hippest place in town might be your office
    Published: April 29, 2016
    Outlet: WGBH (Audio)
    WeWork is just one of many coworking companies that have popped up in the last decade. But it's the only one valued at $16 billion. We asked Bill Aulet, managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, what he thought about that number. “There's such a demand for anything related to entrepreneurship… education and real estate space… that the demand is outstripping the supply.”
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    Why some work groups thrive while others falter
    Published: April 29, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal - CIO Journal (Opinion Piece)
    Irving Wladawsky-Berger writes, "The article devotes several paragraphs to the pioneering researcher on group performance by MIT professor Tom Malone, Carnegie Mellon University professor Anita Woolley, and their various collaborators over the past eight years."
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    Friends that change jobs together make more money
    Published: April 29, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch
    Stripe, a payment-processing startup, said this week that it would open hiring to existing teams of two to five people. From Stripe's perspective, bringing in an existing team means the company will gain collaborative employees, but it is also a boon for employees who can expect to be paid more, according to Matt Marx, an associate professor at MIT Sloan.
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    The changing landscape of Muslims in tech
    Published: April 28, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Anum Hussain is an incoming MBA candidate at MIT Sloan. She writes, "Roughly two years ago, a female CEO in Silicon Valley made headlines for making less money than her male predecessor. This story became a media launch point for discussing the struggle with diversity in tech."
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    Which way to the front?
    Published: April 28, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece) (Video)
    Leigh Hafrey is a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan. He writes, "Here's a challenge for people who think about organizations in 21st-century America: How do we demilitarize our notions of leadership?"
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    $1 million to create a more inclusive, productive, and sustainable future for all
    Published: April 28, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes (Opinion Piece)
    Devin Cook holds an MBA from MIT Sloan, where she received the Ronald I. Heller Award from the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. She writes, "Two years ago, in their groundbreaking book The Second Machine Age, Professor Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, and Andrew McAfee, Co-director, of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, described digital technology's transformative effect on business, the economy, and society."
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    MIT grad helps companies make awesome art to improve office culture
    Published: April 27, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    Life is Good is the first private company limeSHIFT has made art installations with, but Elizabeth Thys, a graduate of MIT Sloan School of Management, said she's eager to bring art to more workplaces.
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    MIT plans to be at the forefront of virtual reality -- here's how
    Published: April 26, 2016
    Outlet: Boston Business Journal
    Natalie Pitcher, a graduate student at MIT's Sloan School of Management, has now embarked on an initiative to make MIT a leader in the burgeoning field of virtual reality.
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    Five tips to make flextime work at your company
    Published: April 26, 2016
    Outlet: Inc.
    I spoke with Peter Hirst, Associate Dean of Executive Education at MIT's Sloan School of Management, whose department focused on creating a strong flextime program 18 months ago. Here are some of the lessons the organization learned.
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    Could blockchain prove to be 'the next big thing'?
    Published: April 22, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal - CIO Journal (Opinion Piece)
    Irving Wladawsky-Berger, a visiting lecturer at MIT, writes, "Over the past several decades, information technologies have been fundamentally transforming companies, industries and the economy in general. In its early years companies deployed IT primarily to automate their existing processes, leaving the underlying structure of the business in place..."
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    Student podcast at MIT Sloan looks for meaning in MBA careers
    Published: April 22, 2016
    Outlet: TopMBA Career Guide
    Lily Chen and Erica Zendell have been talking through the MIT Sloan experience with fellow classmates in the hopes of finding out how people identify and pursue meaning in MBA careers.
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    Imagine that
    Published: April 22, 2016
    Outlet: The Improper Bostonian
    Waste not, want not: MIT Sloan grads Ricky Ashenfelter and Emily Malina are putting that proverb into practice with Spoiler Alert. Launched in November, the 2015 MassChallenge-winning startup is a B2B platform that connects businesses that generate surplus food with nonprofits and other organizations in need.
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    Paris climate agreement on track for early start
    Published: April 21, 2016
    Outlet: Associated Press
    "Even if the Paris pledges are implemented in full, they are not enough to get us even close to a 2-degree pathway," said John Sterman, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "I don't think people understand how urgent it is."
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    Andrew Lo study says Twitter can help you trade Fed meetings
    Published: April 21, 2016
    Outlet: Bloomberg
    In the social media cacophony, some of the noise rises to the level of stock market signal. That's the finding of a working paper overseen by Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Andrew Lo, which says a trading strategy based on views posted on Twitter prior to Federal Reserve policy meetings regularly turned a profit.
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    MIT visionary Bill Aulet to speak at Entrepreneurial Scotland gathering
    Published: April 20, 2016
    Outlet: The Courier (UK)
    Respected American entrepreneur turned educator Bill Aulet will give insight into his business ethos at the Entrepreneurial Scotland conference at Gleneagles Hotel. Here he talks to The Courier about how to be a successful entrepreneur.
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    This week in tech history
    Published: April 18, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes (Video)
    Jay Forrester on Edward Murrow's “See It Now” television show, 1951, and Forrester's 1980 talk at The Computer Museum in Boston. He talks amusingly of the difficulty in making technological predictions, and of the role of the military and MIT's “colorful personalities” in pioneering innovation.
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    Ozlem Denizmen, Founding Chair, Financial Literacy and Inclusion Association
    Published: April 16, 2016
    Outlet: The European Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Denizmen holds an MBA from MIT Sloan. She writes, "I have never shaped myself or my thoughts according to others values. During the time I was a top manager in corporate life, I declared a value most people did not even know in Turkey."
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    Form follows consciousness
    Published: April 16, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Otto Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer at MIT. He writes, "I'm just returning from Costa Rica, where I co-facilitated the closing session of the Global Wellbeing Lab..."
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    The next frontier for ambitious entrepreneurs: space
    Published: April 15, 2016
    Outlet: Fast Company
    With their engineering background, they have the technical skills to develop a rocket, but in order to get a vehicle off the ground (literally), they will need a significant amount of capital investment. This is why they are at MIT's Sloan School of Management, acquiring the skills they need to launch a business.
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    Six African Americans appointed to administrative posts in higher education
    Published: April 15, 2016
    Outlet: The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    Shawna Young was named director of the Talent Identification Program at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan.
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    This single act would help many Americans reach retirement savings goals
    Published: April 15, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    Robert Pozen is a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan. He writes, " When it comes to retirement investing, millions of Americans do not meet their own declared saving goals for retirement."
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    Why the good people of Illinois should care about a Puerto Rico bailout
    Published: April 14, 2016
    Outlet: Crain's Chicago Business (Opinion Piece)
    Ike Brannon is president of the Savings and Retirement Foundation and Michelle Hanlon is a professor of accounting and taxation at the MIT Sloan. They write, "It's become increasingly clear that Congress will need to provide some sort of assistance to the bereft government of Puerto Rico."
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    The oil industry's troubles aren't bad enough to trigger another global crisis
    Published: April 14, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    John Reilly is a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan and co-director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research. He writes, "The crash in the price of oil — from $108 a barrel in June 2014 to below $27 earlier this year — has rattled the stock market, triggered layoffs across the energy sector, and plunged many oil producing countries into crisis."
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    Is the world ready for a guaranteed basic income?
    Published: April 13, 2016
    Outlet: Freakonomics Radio (Audio)
    Erik Brynjolfsson is an MIT professor who deals with the economics of technology. In a book he co-authored with Andrew McAfee, Brynjolfsson calls this technological disruption the “second machine age.” Yes, it will likely produce gains in living standards but it also might lead to a massive evaporation of jobs. This can be aggressively argued in either direction.
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    Amazon names new CEOs: What it means
    Published: April 13, 2016
    Outlet: InformationWeek
    Jeff Wilke has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Princeton, and studied total quality and process improvement while pursuing his MBA at MIT.
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    MIT labor expert explains the Verizon strike
    Published: April 13, 2016
    Outlet: WGBH News (Audio)
    WGBH All Things Considered host Barbara Howard spoke with Professor Thomas Kochan, co-director of the Institute for Work and Employment Research at MIT Sloan, about why the workers are striking and what it is they're looking for.
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    2016 Best 40 Under 40 Professors: Valerie Karplus, Sloan School of Management
    Published: April 13, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    Alongside her research, Valerie Karplus teaches Entrepreneurship Without Borders and New Models for Global Business, along with co-developing an all new course at MIT on Global Energy Markets and Policy. She also serves the university as a faculty affiliate of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and the MIT Energy Initiative.
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    2016 Best 40 Under 40 Professors: Haoxiang Zhu, Sloan School of Management
    Published: April 13, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    Haoxiang Zhu's extensive look at the structure of financial markets has earned him high praise from the financial community, including four “Best Paper” awards, one “Young Researcher” prize, and a Morgan Stanley prize for Excellence in Financial Markets. His research focuses on asset pricing and financial market structure.
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    Inside China's copycat Apple stores
    Published: April 13, 2016
    Outlet: CRN (Video)
    Consider the case made by MIT Sloan School of Management Chinese Economy professor Yasheng Huang, who showed photographs of an Apple store in Kunming, Yunnan province, China, at a recent MIT event. “The problem is Apple has never opened a store in Kunming in China. There are actually three fake Apple stores nearby, and there's even a fake Goldman Sachs in Shenzen,” Huang said.
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    RedWorks wants to build your first home on Mars
    Published: April 12, 2016
    Outlet: Fast Company
    "Mars is our next nearest destination," Jekan Thanga, a professor at Arizona State University who has worked on U.S. and Canadian space missions, explained at MIT's New Space Age Conference. "It's our most practical destination for long-term colonization."
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    Reimagine your business model for exponential change -- four steps
    Published: April 12, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes
    According to a recent article in the MIT Sloan Management Review by George Westerman and Didier Bonnet, co-authors of Leading Digital: Turning Technology Into Business Transformation, what makes these initiatives successful is that the companies in question have shed these 20th century assumptions about what's possible...
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    MIT Boston India conference a grand success
    Published: April 12, 2016
    Outlet: India Post
    A welcome address was given by S.P. Kothari, Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Sloan School of Management. There were three panel discussions with thought provoking speakers and very experienced moderators.The first panel focused on, ‘Transforming ideas into reality – Milestones and decisions in the early years' with enterprising and ingenious speakers who were led by a recognized host Christina Chase.
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    How to cope with new minimum-wage laws
    Published: April 12, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes
    The “good jobs strategy” doesn't come free, as MIT's Zeynep Ton shows in a recently published book by that title. High wage rates are what designers and engineers call a forcing function. They force retailers to manage their operations tightly.
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    Top three challenges for retail
    Published: April 11, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes
    “The one thing that really surprises and disappoints and shocks me is that a lot of C-level people see this as a problem to be solved,” said SXSW panelist Michael Schrage, a research fellow at the MIT Center for Digital Business and consultant specializing in innovation. “You have to accept this isn't just about building digital capabilities; it's about changing your culture.”
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    Eliminating corporate double taxation
    Published: April 11, 2016
    Outlet: Brookings (Opinion Piece)
    Robert C. Pozen, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, writes, "Senator Hatch, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is focusing on an important aspect of the agenda for corporate tax reform—allowing U.S. corporations to receive a deduction for dividends paid to their shareholders. That deduction would eliminate double taxation of corporate profits distributed as dividends; instead, these profits would be taxed only to shareholders, not at both the shareholder and corporate levels."
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    Looking beyond: Celebrated MIT professor with Trinidad and Tobago roots leads study mission
    Published: April 10, 2016
    Outlet: Guardian (Trinidad & Tobago)
    Renée Richardson-Gosline treasures her Trinidad and Tobago roots. While she was not born here, she feels a close connection to her parents' homeland. So much so, that the assistant professor at MIT Sloan recently led 27 students on a study tour to Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago to examine behaviour in the two countries.
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    What young African women entrepreneurs have to say
    Published: April 9, 2016
    Outlet: The Guardian (Nigeria)
    Bilikiss Kola-Abiola, CEO at WeCyclers, says, “to improve innovation in Africa, we need to invest more in education. You cannot innovate when you do not have a good education.” Bilikiss holds an MBA from MIT, a Master degree from Vanderbilt University, and an undergraduate degree in computer science from Fisk University.
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    New research suggests text messages improve election day turnout in the developing world, with conditions
    Published: April 8, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Tavneet Suri is an Associate Professor at MIT Sloan and a development economist with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. She writes, "It's well known that mobile phones are changing every day life in the developing world — particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. The spread of cell phones coupled with the ease and efficiency of text messaging helps people save, spend, and invest their money more wisely."
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    How startups can run better landing page tests
    Published: April 7, 2016
    Outlet: Xconomy Seattle (Opinion Piece)
    Elaine Chen is a Senior Lecturer at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. She writes, "How can teams validate hypotheses without over-investing on speculative engineering projects, and potentially losing time and money building the wrong thing?"
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    How an MIT dean gave his staff more flexible jobs
    Published: April 7, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    While working as associate dean of the Executive Education program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management, Peter Hirst noticed he was fielding more and more questions from current and prospective employees about flexible working arrangements.
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    Fintech University: Leading universities increasingly offer fintech specialization
    Published: April 7, 2016
    Outlet: Tradestreaming
    “We thought it was imperative to have a class covering this new trend,” Antoinette Schoar, the Michael M. Koerner Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance, who teaches the course along with Bill Aulet, managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, said in statement.
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    That online bargain probably isn't one
    Published: April 6, 2016
    Outlet: Bloomberg View
    Alberto Cavallo of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology displayed resourcefulness and ingenuity by producing a wide-scale international comparison of online and offline prices. He wanted to determine if prices collected online could be used to calculate inflation indices.
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    Will the Tesla Model 3 recharge the U.S. electric vehicle market?
    Published: April 6, 2016
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    David Keith, Assistant Professor of System Dynamics at MIT, writes, "Few product launches in recent memory have captured as much attention as last week's unveiling of the Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle (EV), Tesla's first vehicle pitched at the mass market."
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    What the best startups have in common
    Published: April 6, 2016
    Outlet: Bloomberg View
    Jorge Guzman and Scott Stern of MIT Sloan are out not to derive sure-fire money-making tips but to assemble a better metric of startup activity. Guzman and Stern's measure of "entrepreneurial quality" is intended to differentiate startups with big growth potential from run-of-the-mill small businesses, and allow them to be counted separately.
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    This app would tell you the brutal truth about your groceries
    Published: April 5, 2016
    Outlet: Boston Magazine
    Wouldn't it be great to have a dietitian who would accompany you to the grocery store whenever you wanted, for free? That scenario's just wishful thinking, but two MIT Sloan School of Management students are on their way to creating a worthy alternative.
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    The newest tax haven for the wealthy could be right here in the U.S.
    Published: April 5, 2016
    Outlet: Marketplace (Audio)
    “Wherever there is more secrecy afforded to the tax evader, that is where they will want to be,” said Michelle Hanlon, an accounting professor at MIT's business school, who specializes in offshore tax evasion.
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    MIT India Conference highlights social, business and political challenges
    Published: April 5, 2016
    Outlet: INDIA New England NEWS
    The MIT India Conference 2016, which was organized by MIT MBA students and professors, highlighted the key social, business, and political challenges, practices, and innovations that are shaping India today and will shape tomorrow.
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    Minneapolis Federal Reserve chief: U.S. needs to guard against failure of giant banks
    Published: April 5, 2016
    Outlet: Minnesota Public Radio News
    MIT professor Simon Johnson said the damage that could be caused by the failure of megabanks would be catastrophic. "If the Federal Reserve allows this financial system to continue in its current form, you're putting the economy in jeopardy," Johnson said. "You're putting the financial system in jeopardy and you're putting yourself, the Federal Reserve System, directly in the line of political fire next time."
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    Trinidad and Tobago tourism hosts MIT university students
    Published: April 4, 2016
    Outlet: eTurbo News
    While Professor Renée Richardson Gosline and her students toured Trinidad and Tobago, another group participated in one of MIT Sloan's first official study tour to Cuba. Other MIT Sloan study tours this year include trips to New Zealand, Ghana and Ivory Coast, Southeast Asia, and the United Kingdom.
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    This startup sends a personal chef to your home to cook your weekly meals
    Published: April 4, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno
    On Demand Chefs was founded by Tomasz Grzegorczyk and Malena Gonzalez, who are currently in the Executive MBA program at MIT Sloan. They launched the venture, which leverages algorithms to best suit users' culinary preferences and nutritional needs, about two months ago and already have 50 content customers who come back each week to reserve a chef - from word-of-mouth alone. And they're getting ready to ramp up more.
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    Venture capitalist investment slowdown: an important test for equity crowdfunding
    Published: April 4, 2016
    Outlet: peHUBlogger Network (Opinion Piece)
    Christian Catalini is the Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship and Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at MIT Sloan.
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    MIT $100K brings out seven of the coolest startups
    Published: April 1, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno
    The finale of the famed MIT 100K Competition is still a ways away, but the university just announced its startups picks to proceed to the semi-final round. Naturally, I had to scope out who made the cut. I combed through the 51 semifinalists and compiled a list of the coolest startups out of the bunch.
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    Carter: Department of Defense-MIT partnership to produce fabrics that see, hear, sense
    Published: April 1, 2016
    Outlet: U.S. Department of Defense
    Speaking at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that Advanced Functional Fabrics of America is a competitively selected group of companies, universities, non-profits, research organizations and startup incubators organized by MIT.
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    Why Britain should remain European
    Published: April 1, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Advisor Magazine (Opinion Piece)
    Simon Johnson, a former chief economist of the IMF and professor at MIT Sloan, writes, "On June 23, the United Kingdom will hold a referendum on whether to leave the European Union. On the economic side of the “Brexit” debate are three main questions: Do European rules impose growth-stifling regulation on the UK? Would leaving the EU increase opportunities for British exports? And what would be the likely impact of withdrawal on financial stability?"
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    Why are Americans so afraid of vacation?
    Published: April 1, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    “Fatigue sets in, rigidity applies, and all creativity and innovation are lost — both of which need time away for other activities to increase the probability of new ideas,” said Lotte Bailyn, an MIT researcher and author of the book “Breaking the Mold: Redesigning Work for Productive and Satisfying Lives.”
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    When was the last time you asked, "Why are we doing it this way?"
    Published: April 1, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (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 writes, "Here's advice for how to give yourself time to reflect and lead with questions, based on insights from Guy Wollaert's and Brian Cornell's leadership journeys..."
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    Three rock solid tips to help introverts lead more effectively
    Published: April 1, 2016
    Outlet: Inc.
    I've had an ongoing discussion with Deborah Ancona, who teaches at MIT Sloan Executive Education on immunity to change. I've started applying some of the tips she's given me and provided a few of them here. Since I'm not in a leadership role--I prefer being an influencer of leaders--I decided to apply some of these leadership ideas at a conference recently where it was important to be a thought leader.
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    Not all hackers are evil
    Published: April 1, 2016
    Outlet: TIME (Video) (Opinion Piece)
    Katie Moussouris, a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan, writes, "In a move that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago, the Department of Defense recently announced plans to launch a new program, which I helped them create, called 'Hack the Pentagon,' and is offering to pay hackers for finding security flaws in government websites."
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    Forget Anbang, Marriott is a better bet for Starwood
    Published: March 31, 2016
    Outlet: Fortune (Opinion Piece)
    Barbara Dyer, president & CEO of The Hitachi Foundation and senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, writes, "Let's say you have offers for two different jobs that interest you. The first one pays more, but comes from a company you don't know that much about. The second offer is a bit lower, but that company has a long history that you know well. How do you decide between the two?"
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    'Not unlike a mortgage': Health care loans proposed for pricey treatments
    Published: March 31, 2016
    Outlet: WBUR's CommonHealth (Audio)
    MIT professor Andrew Lo and Dr. David Weinstock at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute say it's time to create a long-term health care loan. “The basic idea is for individual patients to have access to health care loans, not unlike a mortgage or auto loan or student loan,” Lo said. Patients would “borrow from a loan company to pay for these extremely expensive therapies and amortize the payments over a period of time, say five to 10 years.”
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    The five most misunderstood and misused marketing metrics
    Published: March 30, 2016
    Outlet: Inc.
    The MIT Sloan Management Review recently polled business leaders (non-marketing and marketing managers) about the five best-known metrics--market share, net promoter score, the value of a "like," customer lifetime value, and ROI--and found that the terms are widely used incorrectly. And some marketers (perhaps even worse) are deliberately misusing them, to prop up their own business value.
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    Hackers can be helpers
    Published: March 30, 2016
    Outlet: The New York Times (Opinion Piece)
    Katie Moussouris, a hacker and visiting scholar at MIT Sloan, writes, "Hackers hack because they are skilled and curious. They often report what they find -- despite sometimes facing legal threats -- in order to help make people safer. Many hackers care deeply about the world around them."
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    MIT India Conference to build on 'Startup India' initiative
    Published: March 29, 2016
    Outlet: The Economic Times India
    Organized by MIT Sloan in collaboration with the greater MIT community in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 3, the conference plans to address all levels of entrepreneurship, according to a media release.
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    Lester C. Thurow, economist who seized the spotlight, is dead at 77
    Published: March 29, 2016
    Outlet: The New York Times
    Lester C. Thurow was the dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management from 1987 to 1993 and a founder of the Economic Policy Institute, an influential progressive research group. In his heyday, he was one of the most sought-after economists on the lecture circuit.
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    How this Tinder-like app aims to eliminate unconscious bias in recruiting
    Published: March 29, 2016
    Outlet: Fast Company
    From her first steps into programming at age 13, Stephanie Lampkin worked her way through an engineering degree from Stanford and an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management.
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    Some of the most successful platforms are ones you've never heard of
    Published: March 29, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Richard Schmalensee is the Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management and Economics, Emeritus, at MIT. He served as the dean of the MIT Sloan for nine years and as a Member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. He is the co-author of Matchmakers: The New Economics of Multisided Platforms.
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    Indian students can now access Ivy League business education, courtesy EMERITUS Institute of Management
    Published: March 29, 2016
    Outlet: India Education Diary
    Associate Dean of Executive Education at MIT Sloan, Peter Hirst, said, “Our collaboration with Emeritus Institute of Management expands considerably on MIT Sloan Executive Education's digital capabilities and provides access to our faculty's lectures and learning materials for the next generation of managers in parts of the world where a top-tier management education might not otherwise be reachable or affordable.”
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    An unintended effect of banning cash
    Published: March 29, 2016
    Outlet: Moneyweek
    The New York Times has just reported on one study on this I hadn't noticed before. It isn't new – it was done in 2001 by Duncan Simester, a professor of marketing at MIT. You can read the full paper here, but the method and the findings were simple. Simester and a colleague held auctions of tickets to popular local sports games for MBA students. Some were cash only. Others were credit card only.
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    Becoming better prepared for digital disruption
    Published: March 28, 2016
    Outlet: NACD (Opinion Piece)
    Two experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), Peter Weill and Stephanie L. Woerner, investigated what it takes for a corporation to weather the digital economy.
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    We might be all wrong about robots taking our jobs
    Published: March 28, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Video)
    For those of us worried that robots are coming for our jobs, economist Erik Brynjolfsson offers words of comfort: Bots actually may create new employment opportunities. Brynjolfsson discussed how new technologies may influence future jobs in an interview with Andrew McAfee, co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, during the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, earlier this year.
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    How nature can inspire new technologies
    Published: March 28, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Video)
    “We think about new ways of making things...using new technologies that are inspired or informed by nature,” Neri Oxman told Andrew McAfee, co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and author of The Second Machine Age, during the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, earlier this year.
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    Buying costly drugs on the installment plan: Could it work?
    Published: March 28, 2016
    Outlet: NPR/National Public Radio
    Andrew Lo, a professor of finance at MIT's Sloan School of Management, and Dr. David Weinstock, an oncologist at the Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, agree that insurance would be a better option.
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    El emprendimiento en Chile ha evolucionado y ahora es un referente
    Published: March 28, 2016
    Outlet: Economía y Negocios (Source: El Mercurio) (Chile)
    La disciplina debe ser uno de los ingredientes que no deben faltar a la hora de emprender o innovar. Este es uno de los postulados de Bill Aulet, director del Centro Martin Trust para el Emprendimiento del MIT, quien estuvo en el país la semana pasada para hablar de su libro "La disciplina de emprender: 24 pasos para una startup exitosa", invitado por Start-Up Chile.
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    Thomas Malone on building smarter teams
    Published: March 28, 2016
    Outlet: strategy+business (Video and Audio)
    Under the leadership of its founding director, Thomas W. Malone, the ambition of the MIT Sloan School of Management's Center for Collective Intelligence (CCI) is to put forth a new theory of group performance, bringing together insights from social psychology, computer science, group dynamics, social media, crowdsourcing, and the center's own experiments in group behavior.
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    The patent system isn't broken; We just aren't using it intelligently
    Published: March 28, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Joe Hadzima, a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan, writes, "Much of the talk about the U.S. patent system generates a lot of heat, but little light. We hear complaints about how the system doesn't work and varied suggestions for fixing it. However, it's not really broken."
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