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  • MIT focuses on technologies that help low and middle-income workers
    Published: September 28, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    “Technology is creating enormous wealth and curing diseases,” said Erik Brynjolfsson, director of MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy who helped launch the competition. “But a lot of people aren't sharing in that bounty. It's been easier to think, ‘how do I take an existing task and automate it?' We are trying to change the conversation.”
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    The real and growing threat of cyber crime to corporations
    Published: September 27, 2016
    Outlet: CNBC (Opinion Piece)
    Stuart Madnick is a professor at MIT. He writes, "The cyber threat is real. If you have control of valuable assets, including trillions of dollars of transactions, as The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) does, your company will be attacked. It's a matter of when, not if, it will happen. That means you need to develop a sophisticated and multi-faceted approach to cyber-security."
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    These are the can't-miss events for student entrepreneurs this semester
    Published: September 26, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno
    Breakfast with Bill Aulet, managing director of the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship at MIT: September 30, October 4 and October 13 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Trust Center (E40-160). MIT 100K Pitch Competition: November 1 in MIT Building 10-250. Every year, MIT hosts three 100K competitions, and Pitch is the first one in the series.
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    Why GoPro needs to pick a model
    Published: September 26, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    John Carrier is a senior lecturer of system dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "GoPro's recent loss of $107.5 million is certainly dramatic. After all, last year it announced a profit of $16.8 million. However, it's also a cautionary tale for all new companies that find themselves in a similarly precarious financial position after enjoying rapid financial success..."
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    US not on track to meet 2025 carbon pollution cutting goal
    Published: September 26, 2016
    Outlet: Associated Press
    Even if the courts uphold the Obama power plan, the delay makes it more difficult to cut carbon pollution in time, said MIT Professor of Management John Sterman, who also founded a program that models climate emissions and goals.
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    Nobel Laureate calls for global improvement of reverse mortgages
    Published: September 25, 2016
    Outlet: Reverse Mortgage Daily
    In a keynote address this month, Robert C. Merton, distinguished professor of finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management and 1997 Nobel Laureate in Economics, spoke at the the 2016 Retirement Investing Conference in Oxford, England, sponsored by the Journal of Investment Management (JOIM), Oxford University and the EDHEC Risk Institute.
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    MIT Sloan CFO Summit to be held November 17; registration open
    Published: September 25, 2016
    Outlet: Citybizlist Boston
    This year's MIT Sloan CFO Summit, the nation's premier CFO event, will be held Thursday, November 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Newton. The theme for the conference is “Always On: The Digital CFO.” An afternoon keynote includes a fireside chat with Bill Aulet, Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.
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    Facebook can't run away the realities of video advertising anymore
    Published: September 24, 2016
    Outlet: Mashable
    Brian Shin is the founder and CEO of Visible Measures, a social video measurement and activation company. Shin, who's been in the industry for 15 years and has a business degree from MIT Sloan, seemed to have the answers. I wanted to clear up my own confusion and see if my feelings of sympathy for Facebook were ill-founded.
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    The surest way to create millions of new jobs
    Published: September 24, 2016
    Outlet: Yahoo Finance (Video)
    “The first thing needed to create new high-growth businesses for jobs is immigrants,” Bill Aulet, managing director of Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, told Yahoo Finance. “They come here determined to start a company, we teach them how to do it, then we send them back. That's crazy.”
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    Leading enterprise wide transformation and the change leader's job
    Published: September 23, 2016
    Outlet: European Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Douglas A. Ready is Senior Lecturer in Organizational Effectiveness at MIT Sloan and founder and CEO of The International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR). In this article, he discusses the five embedded tensions that cause transformation difficulties and what can great change leaders do to improve these odds.
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    Don't bet against Netflix's Reed Hastings
    Published: September 22, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Lou Shipley is a lecturer at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "Not only is he a terrific CEO, but also he's a great technologist. Even when faced with marked volatility in Netflix's stock prices, he's likely to stay the course and continue to build company value. Therein lies a lesson for both tech stock investors and tech entrepreneurs..."
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    Africa's social entrepreneurs
    Published: September 22, 2016
    Outlet: BBC World Service's Business Daily (Audio)
    Didi Akinyelure taps into the brains of some of the social entrepreneurs making a difference in Africa and brings you a battle between an MIT Sloan graduate (Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola) and a Harvard Business School graduate, which ends with a potential funding offer for one of the social entrepreneurs.
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    Creators of pioneering software and clinical services company look back and to the future
    Published: September 21, 2016
    Outlet: Chance Magazine
    Chance Magazine invited Cyrus Mehta and Nitin Patel of Cytel, Inc. to talk with Scott Evans, executive editor of Chance. Cytel is a pioneer in the development of software for exact methods, clinical trial design including adaptive designs, and statistical consulting and services. Patel received an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    The businesses that platforms are actually disrupting
    Published: September 21, 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 School of Management for nine years. He and David S. Evans write, "Platforms are all the rage these days. Powered by online technologies, they are sweeping across the economic landscape, striking down companies large and small..."
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    Strong analytics skills three times more likely to lead to success with Internet of Things (IoT)
    Published: September 21, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes
    MIT Sloan Management Review conducted a survey of business executives, managers and IT professionals from organizations located around the world. The survey, conducted in the spring of 2016, captured insights from 1,480 respondents from a wide variety of industries, and from organizations of all sizes.
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    US money market reforms: The gain isn't worth the pain
    Published: September 21, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times (Opinion Piece)
    Robert C. Pozen is a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "Next month the new rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will become effective for money market funds (MM funds)..."
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    Three key points from an ex-IMF economist on fintech and the blockchain
    Published: September 16, 2016
    Outlet: New York Observer
    Simon Johnson made three points about a new moment in financial history: the ascent of blockchain. He spoke at the “Fintech and the Disruption of Finance” conference at the Times Center in Midtown, put on by the MIT Sloan School of Management
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    'Relativity6' wants to keep companies' unresponsive customers coming back for more
    Published: September 14, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno
    Relativity6 came about when its co-founders, Alan Ringvald and Abraham Rodriguez, were at MIT Sloan. “Basically, I wrote a thesis with my co-founder while I was at MIT about unresponsive customers. It had been a pain point for both us with our previous businesses,” Ringvald told us.
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    Michelman on the launch of MIT SMR's Frontiers Initiative
    Published: September 14, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Video)
    MIT SMR editor in chief Paul Michelman explains the impetus behind the publication's launch of Frontiers, and the value it holds for readers.
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    Massachusetts pushes to brew up new green businesses to help fight climate change
    Published: September 14, 2016
    Outlet: PRI's The World (Audio)
    A few years ago, when Sorin Grama had just finished graduate work at MIT and was looking for a place to build his new solar electricity startup, he came across an old abandoned warehouse. “My partner and I were looking at it and said, ‘Well, it's a lot of space here, maybe others can join, it's kind of lonely,'” Grama says. “We put out a call to the MIT community.”
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    How MIT Sloan teaches sustainability
    Published: September 14, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    Jason Jay, director of the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative, knows just what kind of challenges a university-wide program deals with when it aims to tackle the world's greatest problems. To find out more about MIT's Sustainability Initiative, Poets & Quants sat down with Jason Jay.
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    Why a price on carbon alone isn't the golden ticket
    Published: September 13, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal
    MIT scholars Jesse Jenkins and Valerie Karplus have shown that the “binding constraints” of politics keep jurisdictions' legislated carbon prices low. MIT economist Daron Acemoglu earlier this year demonstrated that the optimal carbon policy is not one-sided but involves both carbon taxes and direct investments in R&D aimed at making clean energy cheap.
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    "Big data": análisis de datos, la nueva mina de oro
    Published: September 13, 2016
    Outlet: CNN Español (Video)
    Lee Ullmann, Director of the MIT Sloan Latin America Office, joins CNN Español to discuss big data. La nueva mina de oro para empresas, gobiernos y países en América Latina está en la información; en analizar los datos. La comprensión de muchos desafíos y las posibles soluciones se ven más cerca por esta manera de entender el mundo.
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    Pasta by design: Dueminuti opening in Capitol Hill
    Published: September 12, 2016
    Outlet: Capital Hill Times
    Italian business partners Filippo Fiori and Davide Macchi, have created what they consider to be an enhanced noodle for new Capitol Hill venture Dueminuti, one that ups the protein and fiber, while cutting the gluten. Macchi recently received his MBA at MIT Sloan, waiting tables through school.
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    Why digital transformation needs a heart
    Published: September 12, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    George Westerman is a principal research scientist with the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy. This article is one of a special series of 14 commissioned essays MIT Sloan Management Review is publishing in response to this question: “Within the next five years, how will technology change the practice of management in a way we have not yet witnessed?”
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    The three new skills managers need
    Published: September 12, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    Monideepa Tarafdar is a visiting scholar at the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). This article is one of a special series of 14 commissioned essays MIT Sloan Management Review is publishing in response to this question: “Within the next five years, how will technology change the practice of management in a way we have not yet witnessed?”
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    How can today's college students future-proof their careers?
    Published: September 12, 2016
    Outlet: The Atlantic
    A panel of experts gives advice to a generation that will come of age as automation does. Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor of information technology at MIT's Sloan School of Management, contributes.
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    A new era of corporate conversation
    Published: September 12, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    Catherine J. Turco is the Theodore T. Miller Career Development Professor and associate professor of organization studies at MIT Sloan. This article is one of a special series of 14 commissioned essays in response to this question: “Within the next five years, how will technology change the practice of management in a way we have not yet witnessed?”
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    The optimist's guide to the economy
    Published: September 8, 2016
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Video)
    MIT professor Erik Brynjolfsson -- who's also director of MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy and co-author of the book "The Second Machine Age" -- joins the Bloomberg Benchmark Podcast to explain why he thinks the current wave of advances in technology means we don't have to worry about secular stagnation after all.
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    Reading the fine print: Why credit card agreements are so hard to understand
    Published: September 8, 2016
    Outlet: CBS (Video)
    Antoinette Schoar, chair of the finance department at MIT Sloan School of Management, examined roughly a million credit card offers. She found that customers are targeted in part by their education level. “Customers who are more educated and financially more sophisticated receive very different credit terms,” she said.
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    Negative rates are a counterproductive reach beyond the limits of rate stimulus
    Published: September 7, 2016
    Outlet: Real Clear Markets (Opinion Piece)
    Robert Pozen is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "Central bankers in several countries have entered the "neverland" of negative interest rates in an effort to promote economic growth and boost price inflation to 2 percent per year..."
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    What your credit-card offers say about you
    Published: September 5, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    Credit-card terms offered to more financially sophisticated consumers differ significantly from those offered to less sophisticated customers, according to research by WSJ Expert Antoinette Schoar, who is professor of entrepreneurial finance and chair of the finance department at MIT Sloan.
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    Call to workers: Hold politicians accountable
    Published: September 5, 2016
    Outlet: WBUR (Audio)
    Tom Kochan, co-director of the MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research, joins WBUR as a guest. He tweets @TomKochan.
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    It's time we reinvented labor for the 21st century
    Published: September 2, 2016
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    Thomas Kochan is a Professor of Management at MIT Sloan. He writes, "On Labor Day, politicians have traditionally paid lip service to the plight of the worker, whom the national holiday is meant to honor..."
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    Why a boss-free office may not be as good as it sounds
    Published: September 2, 2016
    Outlet: BBC Capital
    Many firms “are trying to shed their bureaucratic chains and become more agile,” taking away levels of hierarchy, says Deborah Ancona, director of MIT's Leadership Center. On top of that, more decision making is being given to teams and job descriptions are getting looser, she says.
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    El mejor aprendizaje es el resultado del fracaso
    Published: September 1, 2016
    Outlet: Capital Online (Chile) (Opinion Piece)
    "Muchas personas me han comentado acerca de la increíble sensación que sienten cuando están físicamente en el MIT y pueden participar en su ecosistema." Photo: Lee Ullmann, PhD, Director MIT Sloan Latin America Office.
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    Can emotional screening help banks improve productivity?
    Published: September 1, 2016
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Video)
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor of Finance Andrew Lo discusses the importance of monitoring the emotions of traders on "Bloomberg Markets.”
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    Senior community explores the world with virtual reality
    Published: September 1, 2016
    Outlet: CBS This Morning
    The virtual reality industry is still in its infancy, with just over two million headsets expected to be sold this year. But one MIT startup believes this cutting-edge technology is the perfect fit for seniors.
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    Urjit Patel could herald climate change-financial world links
    Published: September 1, 2016
    Outlet: The Economic Times India
    Raghuram Rajan did his doctorate at MIT Sloan, a most prestigious institution by any standard. The Sloan School is known for its research on economics and policy on climate change. It even implemented climate-friendly policies and projects on its campus, led by students and faculty that included Rajan.
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    The monetization promise and pitfalls of Pokémon Go
    Published: August 26, 2016
    Outlet: TechCrunch (Opinion Piece)
    Catherine Tucker is the Mark Hyman Jr. Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Management Science at MIT Sloan. She writes, "Pokémon Go has been downloaded more than 100 million times since its July debut, making it the biggest-growing mobile game ever."
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    Rise of the strategy machines
    Published: August 25, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    This is the seventh in a special series of commissioned essays MIT Sloan Management Review will be publishing in Frontiers over the Spring and Summer of 2016. Each essay gives the author's response to this question: “Within the next five years, how will technology change the practice of management in a way we have not yet witnessed?” Thomas H. Davenport is a Fellow of the MIT Center for Digital Business.
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    Imagine if robo advisers could do emotions
    Published: August 25, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    Andrew W. Lo is the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor at MIT Sloan School of Management, director of the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering, principal investigator at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and chief investment strategist at AlphaSimplex Group.
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    How the big data explosion has changed decision making
    Published: August 25, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Michael Schrage is a research fellow at MIT Sloan School's Center for Digital Business. He writes, "Organizations I work with increasingly struggle to straddle two painfully polarizing operating principles. On the one hand, they desperately seek greater agility; on the other, they genuinely want to include all the right stakeholders in their processes..."
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    California's emissions goal is a 'milestone' on climate efforts
    Published: August 25, 2016
    Outlet: The New York Times
    John Sterman, a professor and climate policy expert at the MIT Sloan School of Management, said California's move sent an unambiguous message that major political forces support such action. “It says, We're committed to this task,” he said. “We're not going back.”
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    Alibaba stock: Rising star or fragile as China?
    Published: August 25, 2016
    Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
    Alibaba may not be as concerned about entering Western markets as some people think, says Zen Chu, a faculty director at the MIT Sloan School of Management. "Alibaba is a bet on the Chinese middle class," Chu says. "While its IPO was priced aggressively and the company has had its ups and downs, they are posting their highest growth rates since their IPO."
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    The reason so many women leave engineering has nothing to do with kids
    Published: August 24, 2016
    Outlet: Fortune
    Female students describe being “relegated to doing routine managerial and secretarial jobs” when working on group projects and being “excluded from the ‘real' engineering work” by their male peers, writes Susan Silbey, a sociology and anthropology professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and one of the study's lead researchers.
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    How low-paying retailers can adapt to higher minimum wages
    Published: August 23, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Zeynep Ton is an adjunct associate professor in the operations management group at MIT's Sloan School of Management. She writes, "Fifteen states have increased their minimum wage this year, with more on the way. In Seattle, for example, large employers will have to pay a $15 minimum wage by January 2017..."
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    The 2016 Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize
    Published: August 23, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review
    This year's panel of judges consisted of distinguished members of the MIT Sloan School of Management faculty: David Austin Professor of Management Sinan Aral, retired senior lecturer Cyrus Gibson and Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management John Van Maanen.
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    Why do so many women who study engineering leave the field?
    Published: August 23, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Susan S. Silbey is Leon and Anne Goldberg Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Professor of Behavioral and Policy Sciences in the Sloan School of Management at MIT. She writes, "Engineering is the most male-dominated field in STEM. It may perhaps be the most male-dominated profession in the US, with women making up only 13% of the engineering workforce..."
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    An MIT lesson in failure helps deliver fresh milk to millions in India
    Published: August 23, 2016
    Outlet: Public Radio International's The World (Audio)
    The MIT Sloan School of Management was so impressed with Sorin Grama — his business successes, and failures — that they're bringing him in to teach a fall seminar. He'll be the school's first-ever entrepreneur in residence focused solely on the developing world.
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    What can Mother Nature teach us about managing financial systems?
    Published: August 22, 2016
    Outlet: The Christian Science Monitor (Opinion Piece)
    Andrew W. Lo is the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He and Simon A. Levin write, "During a half-hour interval on May 6, 2010, stock prices for some of the largest companies in the world dropped precipitously, some to just pennies a share. Then, just as suddenly and inexplicably, shares recovered to their pre-crash prices..."
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    The secret to repairing a broken conversation
    Published: August 22, 2016
    Outlet: Quartz (Opinion Piece)
    Daena Giardella is a Senior Lecturer in the MIT Leadership Center at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She writes, "We've all been there. In the midst of a productive conversation with a colleague, something unexpected happens. It might be an awkward phrase or an unintended tone of voice, or maybe someone simply says something we don't want to hear..."
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    Intelligence + maturity = better leaders
    Published: August 22, 2016
    Outlet: Xconomy Boston (Opinion Piece)
    For a long time, researchers at MIT Sloan have talked about a 4-Capabilities Model of Leadership. The gist was that good leaders need to be able to do four things: visioning, relating, inventing, and sense-making.
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    Exam prep courses personalized to your level and lifestyle
    Published: August 17, 2016
    Outlet: ISRAEL21c
    LTG Exam Prep Platform, founded by Israeli high-tech entrepreneur Elad Shoushan, offers free Android and iOS apps to help applicants prepare for standardized admissions tests. “The company came together while I was at Sloan; that's where I developed the strategy and business plan,” Shoushan said.
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    El auge de la economía on-demand en Latinoamérica
    Published: August 17, 2016
    Outlet: PULSO (Chile) (Opinion Piece)
    Roi Amszynowski is a 2016 graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management's MBA program and the founder of Tuten. He writes, "Desde una perspectiva cultural, el momento es el adecuado por una serie de razones..."
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    West Chester woman develops back brace for sleep
    Published: August 16, 2016
    Outlet: Daily Local News
    Samantha Simmons attended MIT Sloan School of Management. She began her own company with a nighttime back brace as its flagship product.
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    Ayar Labs gets $2.5 million to go after optical chips for data centers
    Published: August 16, 2016
    Outlet: Xconomy Boston
    The story begins in a classroom at MIT in 2014. Alex Wright-Gladstein was getting her MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She had previously worked in energy efficiency and smart-grid systems at EnerNOC and other companies...
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    The real reasons diversity programs don't work
    Published: August 16, 2016
    Outlet: Fortune (Opinion Piece)
    Evan Apfelbaum is an assistant professor at MIT Sloan and is a social psychologist. He and Nicole Stephens write, "Our research, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and conducted with Ray Reagans of MIT Sloan School of Management, found that women and minorities have different responses to companies' statements about diversity."
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    How Uber, Airbnb and other 'unicorns' hurt stock investors
    Published: August 16, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    Nemit Shroff is the Class of 1958 Career Development Professor and an associate professor of accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "They are known as “unicorns” — companies valued at $1 billion or more, but which remain in private hands — and their names read like a veritable Who's Who of Silicon Valley: Airbnb; Dropbox; Pinterest; Snapchat; Uber..."
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    Businesses aren't ready for the digital age, suggests research
    Published: August 15, 2016
    Outlet: World Economic Forum
    A new study by MIT Sloan Management Review, in collaboration with Deloitte, finds that only 44% of managers and executives believe their company is adequately prepared for digital disruption.
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    Bigger loans for STEM students
    Published: August 14, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    S.P. Kothari is a professor of accounting and finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He and Korok Ray write, "Outstanding student debt has ballooned to $1.3 trillion and is now, aside from mortgages, most American households' largest liability, according to the Federal Reserve..."
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    Las mejores presentaciones que el MIT tiene para ti
    Published: August 13, 2016
    Outlet: America Economia (Videos)
    MIT Sloan School of Management, una de las escuelas de negocios de la institución, puso a disposición de todos el año pasado un programa llamado “New Thinkers” en el que diversos académicos discuten sobre alguna temática que está rondando en el mundo de los negocios. El profesor Evan Apfelbaum se refiere a cómo la diversidad cambia la forma en que nos comportamos y cómo esta nos hace trabajar de manera más ardua...
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    Hillary Clinton lays out her economic agenda
    Published: August 11, 2016
    Outlet: WBUR's Radio Boston (Audio)
    Simon Johnson is a professor of Global Economics and Management at MIT and co-founder of the economics blog BaselineScenario.com and has served as the chief economist for the IMF. He joins WBUR's Radio Boston to give his perspective on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's fiscal plans.
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    For a free crash course in design, here's a 40-title reading list compiled by the world's best designers for the US Supreme Court
    Published: August 10, 2016
    Outlet: Quartz
    Gerald C. Kane and Alexandra Pear, The Rise of Visual Content Online, MIT Sloan Management Review (Jan. 4, 2016).
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    Why Ministry of Supply (MoS) employs an arsenal of marketing tactics to acquire customers
    Published: August 8, 2016
    Outlet: Business 2 Community
    Aman Advani, Gihan Amarasiriwardena and Kit Hickey, co-founders of MoS, all met during their MBA studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Hickey recalls, “My co-founder Aman and I were in the same ‘core group' at MIT Sloan, which is a small group of around six people who you do all your group projects and homework with..."
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    Why your diversity program may be helping women but not minorities (or vice versa)
    Published: August 8, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Evan Apfelbaum is a social psychologist and assistant professor at MIT Sloan. He writes, "My collaborators — Nicole Stephens at the Kellogg School of Management and Ray Reagans at MIT Sloan — and I decided to study what organizations can do to increase traditionally stigmatized groups' performance and persistence, and curb the disproportionately high rates at which they leave jobs."
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    Lagging in digital transformation? 30% of your senior executives are going to leave within a year
    Published: August 4, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes
    This is one of the key finding of a new research report, Aligning the Organization for its Digital Future. It is based on a worldwide survey of 3,700 business executives, managers and analysts, conducted for the fifth year in a row by MIT Sloan Management Review, in collaboration with Deloitte.
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    The #YNaijaPowerList for business
    Published: August 4, 2016
    Outlet: Naija (Nigeria)
    Through her company, Wecyclers, where she works as CEO, MIT Sloan alum Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola is changing the face of recycling in Nigeria and making it practical and accessible. Over 6,000 households have plugged into the Wecyclers scheme that employs about 80 people.
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    Mangalorean MIT and Harvard graduate starts work at the prestigious Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    Published: August 2, 2016
    Outlet: Mangalorean (India)
    Deepa Fernandes received her master's degree in Systems Design and Management which is an engineering management degree offered jointly by MIT's School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management.
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    Why Wall Street's discrimination against women has no future
    Published: August 2, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    Lotte Bailyn is the T. Wilson (1953) Professor of Management, Emerita at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She writes, "We are well-accustomed by now to the ways in which women are mistreated and discriminated against on Wall Street...."
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    The aftermath of the Brexit vote – the verdict from a derided expert
    Published: August 2, 2016
    Outlet: London School of Economics (Opinion Piece)
    John Van Reenen is moving this month to be a tenured professor at MIT jointly in the Department of Economics and the Sloan School of Management. He writes, "There are multiple reasons for the Brexit vote, but by far the most important one can be summarised in a single word: immigration."
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    Retirement healthcare could bust the budgets of many US cities
    Published: July 31, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times (Opinion Piece)
    Robert Pozen is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "While the deficits of public pension plans have been widely discussed, much less attention has been given to the obligations of US local governments to supply healthcare for their retired employees..."
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    2016-2017 MIT Sloan MBA essay tips
    Published: July 30, 2016
    Outlet: Beat The GMAT
    MIT Sloan School of Management has streamlined the application considerably this year, removing all but one optional open-ended essay from the application, and reviving the cover letter essay that was a staple of previous admissions cycles.
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