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  • Inside Beirut's digital district
    Published: April 17, 2018
    Outlet: Fast Company
    Hala Fadel, an MIT Sloan grad who cofounded Leap Ventures after the release of Circular 331, argues that the country's shortcomings are, in fact, its secret advantage. “Entrepreneurs are inspired by problems,” she says. Combine the pervasive challenges at home with the country's highly educated workforce—the proportion of engineers in the Middle East rivals that in India—and you've got the perfect mix for inventing products with global potential.
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    The power of leaders who focus on solving problems
    Published: April 16, 2018
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Deborah Ancona and Hal Gregersen write: "We found several common threads in the work of problem-led leaders. Most striking is that none of these leaders has any expectation that they will attract 'followers' personally—by dint of their charisma, status in a hierarchy, or access to resources. Instead, their method is to get others excited about whatever problem they have identified as ripe for a novel solution."
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    Marrying love and preservation?
    Published: April 14, 2018
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    Mayflower Venues, the brainchild of Sam McElhinney, 29 (MBA '17), and Wesley Ripley, 26, is like the Airbnb of nontraditional wedding venues, but with an added mission to preserve undeveloped space, not create “wedding factories,” McElhinney said. After completing MIT's delta v accelerator last year, the startup launched full time in June 2017 and has so far raised $175,000 from angel investors.
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    MIT's Dr. Duane Boning talks leadership in digital age of operations
    Published: April 13, 2018
    Outlet: Forbes
    MIT Sloan alum Jim Lawton writes: "Few things in my life have shaped who I am today, including graduating from MIT's Leaders for Global Operations (at the time, Leaders for Manufacturing) program. So, when an opportunity arose for me to talk with Dr. Duane Boning, Co-Director, MIT Leaders for Global Operations Program, about the future of leadership in manufacturing and operations, I took it."
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    Female speakers dominate MIT's annual India Conference
    Published: April 13, 2018
    Outlet: News India Times
    The MIT India Conference was held on April 10 at the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, MA, where more than 300 industry professionals, students and academics gathered to discuss India's role in advancing artificial intelligence and digital economy as well as transportation, venture capital, education and more. The MBA student organizers at MIT Sloan said that this was the first time they saw a majority of female speakers since the conference's inception in 2011, according to a press release.
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    Why Panera's former CEO wishes he fired more people
    Published: April 12, 2018
    Outlet: CNBC
    To be an effective leader, you must know when it's time to let go of an employee, says Neal Hartman, a senior lecturer in managerial communication at MIT Sloan. Hartman tells CNBC Make It that company leaders must focus on two things when gauging an employee's work: attitude and performance. Performance is generally easier to measure, says Hartman, because you have a better sense of whether an employee's work is improving, slipping or remaining consistent.
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    My say: Platforms and power
    Published: April 12, 2018
    Outlet: The Edge Malaysia (Opinion Piece)
    Melati Nungsari, Assistant Professor of Economics at Asia School of Business and Research Affiliate at MIT Sloan, writes: "Most Malaysian platforms will not be able to compete with successful foreign platforms due to network effects. Where does that leave us?"
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    Carbon taxes can be both fair and effective
    Published: April 8, 2018
    Outlet: Eurasia Review
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer John Reilly says the groups looked at several options for a carbon tax and use of the resulting revenue. They considered two different starting values ($25 and $50 per ton of carbon emissions produced), and two different rates of increase (1 percent or 5 percent per year), as well as three different approaches to dispensing the revenue: an equal rebate to every household, a tax break for individuals, or a corporate tax break.
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    Our obsession with economic growth ignores everything that makes life worthwhile
    Published: April 6, 2018
    Outlet: HuffPost (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Senior Lecturer Otto Scharmer writes: "As Nobel Prize in Economics laureate Joseph Stiglitz and MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson noted in 2016, 'GDP is a poor way of assessing the health of our economies and we urgently need to find a new measure.'"
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    Entrepreneurs: Female entrepreneurs
    Published: April 5, 2018
    Outlet: Chronicle, WCVB-TV (Video)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Fiona Murray says: "If you look at the numbers around things like patenting and intellectual property, Boston does quite well in terms of the number of female inventor relative to the whole of the United States." Murray says strong female role models are very important–women like Katie Rae, recently named CEO of MIT's new venture fund, The Engine.
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    Digital is about speed––but it takes a long time
    Published: April 5, 2018
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan CISR's Jeanne Ross writes: "Our research at MIT's Center for Information Systems Research suggests that while, yes, business leaders must reexamine their value propositions and identify ways that digital technologies can help them solve customers' problems, they will not be able to do so quickly."
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    Using system dynamics to disrupt nonprofits and help children in poverty
    Published: April 4, 2018
    Outlet: Africa on the Rise
    Chris Penny, EMBA '17, writes: "I followed the MIT Sloan method for affecting change. Today, Broken Crayons has opened 15 businesses, which has positively impacted the lives of more than three dozen children in Ghana. Now, we're scaling our approach to impact entire communities with plans to turn Broken Crayons into a self-sustaining organization."
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    How companies in crisis, like Uber and United Airlines, can change culture
    Published: April 4, 2018
    Outlet: Entrepreneur (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Court Chilton writes: "Companies in crisis often need a rapid culture change. Recent headlines about Uber, United Airlines, GE and General Motors put culture at the root of multiple issues. Yet, culture isn't something you can turn on a dime and change via a memo. It takes time and sustained, focused executive effort. To be successful, there are several frameworks companies should follow to shift culture more quickly."
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    China's emissions trading takes steps towards big ambitions
    Published: April 4, 2018
    Outlet: Nature Climate Change
    MIT Sloan's Valerie Karplus and her co-authors write: "China's ETS will need to evolve if it is to play a significant role in overall efforts to cut emissions. We identify five aspects of change necessary for the system to become more effective and efficient over time..."
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    The nuts and Boltons of leadership
    Published: April 2, 2018
    Outlet: Forbes (Opinion Piece)
    Bill Fischer, MIT Sloan visiting professor of operations management and co-director of the IMD/MIT-Sloan Driving Strategic Innovation program, writes: "Talent and leadership are naturally complementary; they should go hand-in-hand. Great leadership can be built upon great talent, but only if it works to develop it; to set it free. Great talent relies upon strong leadership to recognize it, nurture it, and imprint values and vision. But, not all leadership is talent-enlarging; some, unfortunately, is talent-diminishing."
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    Brainstorming is killing your creativity
    Published: April 2, 2018
    Outlet: Fast Company
    Instead of looking for answers, you should be brainstorming for questions, says Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Center and MIT Sloan professor. “The best leaders in the world ask better question, creating conditions and situations that cause them to be wrong or uncomfortable and quiet,” he says. “When that happens, they end up being almost forced to ask things other people wouldn't ask.”
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    Should Facebook, Uber and other tech companies be more tightly regulated?
    Published: April 2, 2018
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Source: Project Syndicate)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Simon Johnson writes: "In the wake of recent high-profile tech scares, such as a fatality involving an Uber self-driving car and Facebook's alleged mishandling of users' personal data, stricter regulation of the industry—along the lines of, say, the financial sector—has become the policy question du jour..."
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    Business school women who lead: Learning from MIT Sloan's first all-female Senate leadership Team
    Published: April 2, 2018
    Outlet: Clear Admit
    Avery Beach and Jennifer Zheng ran for co-presidents as a way to give back to MIT Sloan, a program that they said “has changed our lives.” They went on to explain, “Each of us felt strongly about the school's potential and thought we could contribute to making it even better. We also believe that representation is extremely important. By running for co-president, we hope that we've inspired others, including underrepresented voices, to take on future leadership roles and continue Sloan's mission to improve the world.”
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    One MIT Adtech startup is generating traffic data to help build 'smarter' cities
    Published: March 31, 2018
    Outlet: Forbes
    Alex Pustov, an MIT Sloan MBA student, and his co-founder Alexey Utkin, came together to found Synaps Labs. Their startup has developed next-generation out-of-home advertising technology to help advertisers reach their intended target audience through digitized billboards. The co-founders believe that they can not only increase ad revenues of media owners with their technology, but also fund traffic analytics, improve road safety, and allow cities to adopt advances in digital infrastructure faster.
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    Encore: Andrew Lo on adaptive markets
    Published: March 30, 2018
    Outlet: Financial Times' Alphachat Podcast (Audio)
    Economist Andrew Lo talks to the FT's John Authers about his adaptive markets hypothesis, the idea that markets develop and adapt over time and should be modelled using concepts from biology instead of physics. It's the subject of his recent book, ADAPTIVE MARKETS: FINANCIAL EVOLUTION AT THE SPEED OF THOUGHT.
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    Twelve percent of cable customers would switch if Turner went dark, court hears
    Published: March 29, 2018
    Outlet: Reuters
    Twelve percent of subscribers would quit their cable or satellite companies if Time Warner Inc's Turner networks were no longer available, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology marketing professor said on Thursday. John Hauser, a professor of marketing at MIT, was the fourth witness to be called by the U.S. Justice Department in its lawsuit to block telecommunication company AT&T's $85 billion deal to buy Time Warner.
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    Want to track Facebook, Netflix and Twitter's stock price next to your own productivity index?
    Published: March 28, 2018
    Outlet: Forbes
    Trefis Team worked with Bob Pozen, who teaches at MIT, to create a Personal Productivity Index that helps you measure your own productivity based on answers to a set of pointed questions. We worked with Bob Pozen, who now teaches at MIT, to create a Personal Productivity Index that helps you measure your own productivity based on answers to a set of pointed questions.
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    Hospitals hit back on drug pricing, but will they knock out the problem?
    Published: March 28, 2018
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Ernst Berndt writes: "Drug manufacturing and pricing vaulted into the news several years ago when a privately held company raised the price of a drug used for infections from US$13.50 to $750 for one pill..."
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    MIT students learning in Ludington
    Published: March 27, 2018
    Outlet: Ludington Daily News
    Three MIT Sloan graduate students have been in Ludington learning about local efforts being made to bridge America's divisions and remove barriers to employment. Madeleine Sessions of Oakland, CA, Faisal Seraj of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Elizabeth McKean of Stow, MA, are working with Monica Schuyler, executive director of the Pennies from Heaven Foundation.
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    Brainstorming about brainstorming
    Published: March 27, 2018
    Outlet: NECN (Video)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Center and author of the forthcoming book QUESTIONS ARE THE ANSWER, brainstorms the best way to brainstorm.
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    Why emerging-markets investors should cheer Moody's support for South Africa
    Published: March 27, 2018
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Robert Pozen and John Liackman, an independent financial consultant in South Africa, write: "Last fall, S&P cut the rating on South Africa's sovereign debt from investment grade to junk status, and Moody's began a formal review to consider a parallel downgrade. Late on Friday, March 23, however, Moody's reaffirmed South Africa's investment-grade status and changed its outlook to stable."
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    Breaking through gridlock
    Published: March 27, 2018
    Outlet: TEDx Talks (Video)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Jason Jay speaks about how to move forward on important issues in a polarized world in this TEDx Talk given at Hofstra University. Jay's first book is BREAKING THROUGH GRIDLOCK: THE POWER OF CONVERSATION IN A POLARIZED WORLD.
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    Tech & Society: Entrevista a Leigh Hafrey
    Published: March 26, 2018
    Outlet: Espacio Fundación Telefónica Madrid (Video)
    Leigh Hafrey, profesor del MIT Sloan School of Management, fue el primer invitado del 2018 dentro del ciclo Tech & Society, organizado por Fundación Telefónica y Aspen Institute España. En la entrevista que nos concedió, Hafrey muestra su escepticismo ante la teoría que muchos expertos sostienen de que vivimos en el momento más disruptivo de toda la historia de la humanidad. Además, insiste en las interrelaciones entre ciencia y humanidades como algo necesario para la evolución tecnológica.
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    In conversation with Sam Bhattacharyya the Co-Founder and CEO of dot Learn
    Published: March 26, 2018
    Outlet: Innovation Village (Nigeria)
    An interview with MIT Sloan alum Sam Bhattacharyya, MBA '16, co-founder and CEO of dot Learn, an education-technology startup using proprietary video compression technology to make online video-learning fast and affordable in emerging markets.
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    MIT students put minds to work on Dubuque-area child care challenges
    Published: March 26, 2018
    Outlet: The Telegraph Herald
    A trio of graduate students from one of the top universities in the country will contribute to ongoing efforts to address a lack of child-care options in the Dubuque area. Three students from MIT recently arrived in Dubuque to begin a study on child care in the region. They will work in concert with representatives from Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, Community Foundation of Jackson County, Dyersville Area Community Foundation and Jackson County Economic Alliance.
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    First batch of MBA professionals graduate from Asia School of Business
    Published: March 25, 2018
    Outlet: Yahoo Finance (Singapore)
    The first batch of MBA professionals of the Asia School of Business (ASB) from various countries, including Malaysia, today graduated in a convocation ceremony held at The Majestic Hotel here. The ceremony which was a joint collaboration between Bank Negara Malaysia and world renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management saw 45 graduates for the Class of 2018.
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    Seven valuable resources Boston business owners can tap into
    Published: March 23, 2018
    Outlet: Forbes
    Ted Chan of CareDash, says: The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship is a great resource for early-stage Boston tech startups. There, you can get access to great resources for business plan development, technical advice and mentorship. Those connections to people who have found success before are invaluable as you develop as a technology executive.
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    International students flock to US university to unlock potential––and 'invent the future'
    Published: March 23, 2018
    Outlet: Business Vision Magazine (UK)
    The director of the Sloan School of Management MBA Programme, Maura Herson, penned this report for BV on diversity, integration and reward.
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    Wynn, Facebook and the Fed
    Published: March 22, 2018
    Outlet: Bloomberg Baystate Business (Audio)
    MIT Sloan's Andrew McAfee and Bloomberg editor Brad Stone discuss the rapid development of AI in the auto industry live at the Museum of Science (start: 40:30).
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    Why the Cambridge Analytica scandal is a watershed moment for social media
    Published: March 22, 2018
    Outlet: Knowledge@Wharton (Audio)
    Jennifer Golbeck of the University of Maryland and Sinan Aral, management professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management, discuss the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
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    Markets, tariffs, State Senate
    Published: March 22, 2018
    Outlet: Bloomberg Baystate Business (Audio)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Michael Cusumano talks about the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data breach controversy with Bloomberg Boston Bureau Chief Tom Moroney (start: 35:50).
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    The trade impact of the transatlantic telegraph
    Published: March 20, 2018
    Outlet: LSE Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    The telegraph was the Victorian equivalent of today's ‘big data', helping firms to forecast future demand, writes MIT Sloan Assistant Professor of Applied Economics Claudia Steinwender. This article appeared originally on CentrePiece, the magazine of LSE's Centre for Economic Performance, in its Spring 2014 edition.
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    Fake news spreads faster than real news
    Published: March 20, 2018
    Outlet: MSNBC (Video)
    MIT Prof. Sinan Aral, who authored a study on the spread of fake news, talks to Ali Velshi about how and why fake news stories are shared at such a high frequency, and what can be done to stop it.
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    MIT Sloan student travel goes carbon conscious with Jetset Offset Program
    Published: March 20, 2018
    Outlet: Clear Admit
    Yakov Berenshteyn, LGO ‘19, realized how many air miles students and staff were logging and thought there needed to be a counterbalance to all the burned jet fuel. After talking to MIT Sloan Prof. John Sterman, he realized that applying carbon offsets and carbon-neutral practices was the best way to make a difference.
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    MIT Sloan ranked #1 MBA Program for Information Systems and Operations Specialties
    Published: March 20, 2018
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Newsroom (Source: U.S. News & World Report)
    The MIT Sloan School of Management maintained its lead among American graduate schools, once again topping the list of production/operations and information systems MBA specialties, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings. MIT Sloan also kept its respective second and third place rankings for supply chain/logistics and entrepreneurship specialties.
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    Better brainstorming
    Published: March 19, 2018
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer and Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center Hal Gregersen writes: "After poring over survey data from more than 1,500 global leaders, I'm convinced that part of the power of the question burst lies in its ability to alter a person's view of the challenge, by dislodging—for most—that feeling of being stuck."
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    You're probably paying more for your car loan or mortgage than you should
    Published: March 19, 2018
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Assistant Prof. of Finance Christopher Palmer writes: "Not all lenders will price the same loan, for the same borrower, the same way. In fact, a bit more than half of all borrowers overpay on their car loans. That's the surprising conclusion of a recent study I conducted with Brigham Young finance professors Bronson Argyle and Taylor Nadauld..."
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    Why Americans are unhappier than ever––and how to fix it
    Published: March 19, 2018
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan PhD candidate George Ward writes: "In our new book, THE ORIGINS OF HAPPINESS: THE SCIENCE OF WELL-BEING OVER THE LIFE COURSE, my colleagues and I provide a systematic account of what makes for a satisfying life."
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    What kind of leadership works best at your company?
    Published: March 19, 2018
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Deborah Ancona and Hal Gregersen write: "The 'challenge-driven' leadership we found in our study of MIT leaders might not be right for every kind of enterprise, but we suspect it will spread to many more in years to come."
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    The fix for misleading 'CEO pay ratios'
    Published: March 19, 2018
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Robert Pozen and MIT Sloan Fellow Kashif Qadeer write: "In the coming weeks, many public companies in the U.S. will disclose for the first time their 'pay ratios'—the CEO's compensation divided by the median employee's. The requirement to provide this ratio was included in the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. But comparing the figures among different companies—and particularly different industries—will hardly be a straightforward task."
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    One thing every entrepreneur needs more than a mentor
    Published: March 19, 2018
    Outlet: Inc.
    MIT Sloan alum Heidi Zak, co-founder and co-CEO of ThirdLove, writes: "In my mind, every entrepreneur should have a personal board of advisors–a diverse group of people they can rely on and seek advice from in different situations. But dispensing advice shouldn't be the only purpose of your personal board. Your board should be built around a mutual give and take, and consist of people you enjoy spending time with."
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    Viewpoint: How can department stores survive in the digital era?
    Published: March 16, 2018
    Outlet: Boston Business Journal (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Sharmila Chatterjee writes: "How can a department store survive in the age of digital shopping carts and free home delivery? It's a question that some of even the most iconic retailers struggle to answer."
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    These are the world's best-paid MBA graduates
    Published: March 16, 2018
    Outlet: Bloomberg
    A new survey of the 20 best-paid graduate business schools found that the top 11 are all in the U.S. The Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology came out on top, with a median salary and bonus of $286,000, according to a survey from Emolument.com, a crowdsourced site for benchmarking salaries.
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    How are top business schools promoting women?
    Published: March 15, 2018
    Outlet: Clear Admit
    At MIT Sloan, two women head the student government for the first time in the school's history. Avery Beach and Jennifer Zheng were elected co-presidents of the Sloan Senate in an election last spring. The Sloan Senate serves as a bridge between students, faculty, and the administration, working with 60 representatives from eight different Sloan programs to represent and advocate on behalf of all 1,200 students.
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    Fake news spreads faster, wider than truth
    Published: March 15, 2018
    Outlet: Fox Television, New York (Video)
    "In this paper, we use the term 'false news' instead of 'fake news,' and we do that on purpose," said MIT Prof. Sinan Aral, who conducted the largest study of fake news online and how it spreads. His paper became this month's cover story in the journal Science.
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    Work, toys and lightbulbs
    Published: March 14, 2018
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Audio)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Thomas Kochan talks with Bloomberg about a new free online edX course he is offering beginning March 20 on the future of work (start: 12:15; end: 21:20).
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    These Sloan MBAs generated $100K while in school
    Published: March 14, 2018
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    DeepBench Co-Founders Yishi Zuo, Devin Basinger, and Derek Hans (all MBA '18) met through class at MIT Sloan. Over the past year, while working on their degrees at MIT Sloan, the team has flexed the resources and network offered at MIT to generate more than $100,000 in revenue — and things are ramping up...
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    The supply chain economy and the future of good jobs in America
    Published: March 9, 2018
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Mercedes Delgado and HBS/HKS Senior Fellow Karen Mills write: "For all of its importance, no one has identified what industries comprise the U.S. supply chain economy, quantified the number and quality of jobs it contains, or assessed how much it matters for innovation. We attempted to answer these questions by creating a novel categorization of the U.S. economy that reveals new ways to drive American growth and innovation."
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    Teaching entrepreneurship at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
    Published: March 9, 2018
    Outlet: NECN (Video)
    Bill Aulet, Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, discusses the significance of start-ups alongside Aman Advani, CEO of Ministry of Supply, a high-tech clothing company born out of the Trust Center.
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    Leigh Hafrey: La danza de la tecnología y la cultura
    Published: March 9, 2018
    Outlet: Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Spain) (Video)
    Leigh Hafrey, profesor del MIT Sloan School of Management, analiza el impacto en la cultura y la sociedad de algunos de los momentos técnico-científicos más importantes desde la II G.M. hasta el momento.
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    Hacking for inclusion: MIT students are fighting inequality with technology
    Published: March 9, 2018
    Outlet: Ms. Magazine
    Students at the MIT Sloan embarked on a mission to tackle inequality the best way they know how: via a two-day Hackathon. Participants at the Hack for Inclusion were challenged to break into groups and design comprehensive, tech-based solutions to social problems.
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    Research: Do people really get promoted to their level of incompetence?
    Published: March 8, 2018
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Assistant Professor Danielle Li, Alan Benson (MIT Sloan PhD '13) and Yale Prof. of Finance Kelly Shue write: "Incentive pay, dual career ladders, and thoughtful performance evaluations can recognize that people contribute to the success of the organization in different ways. But it seems that, at least in sales, companies nonetheless reward sales talent by promoting top sales workers into management."
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    It's true: False news spreads faster and wider. And humans are to blame.
    Published: March 8, 2018
    Outlet: The New York Times
    “It's sort of disheartening at first to realize how much we humans are responsible,” said Sinan Aral, a professor at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and an author of the study. “It's not really the robots that are to blame.”
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    How lies spread online
    Published: March 8, 2018
    Outlet: The New York Times (Opinion Piece)
    Sinan Aral writes: "The spread of misinformation on social media is an alarming phenomenon that scientists have yet to fully understand. While the data show that false claims are increasing online, most studies have analyzed only small samples or the spread of individual fake stories. My colleagues Soroush Vosoughi, Deb Roy and I set out to change that. We recently analyzed the diffusion of all of the major true and false stories that spread on Twitter from its inception in 2006 to 2017."
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    This self-heating jacket knows how cold you are and adjusts accordingly
    Published: March 7, 2018
    Outlet: CNBC (Video)
    Clothing start-up Ministry of Supply has designed a smart jacket that uses artificial intelligence to automatically adjust to your body's optimal temperature. Ministry of Supply has been designing science-based clothing since 2012. The company was co-founded by MIT Sloan's Aman Advani and Kit Hickey, and mechanical engineering alumnus Kevin Rustagi.
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    The hybrid trap: Why most efforts to bridge old and new technology miss the mark
    Published: March 5, 2018
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Emeritus James Utterback and his co-authors write: "This article is part of our ongoing research project about incumbents' and new entrants' strategies during periods of technological transitions. We place particular emphasis on the role that hybrid products (products that mix elements of the old and new technologies) play during those transitions."
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    Trusted data will transform the world
    Published: March 5, 2018
    Outlet: Financial Times
    In his Alan Turing Institute lecture in London last week, the American computer scientist Sandy Pentland outlined the massive gains that could result from trusted data. The MIT professor argued that the explosion of such information would give us the capability to understand our world in far more detail than ever before.
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    Called Canada's worst nightmare, Peter Navarro is starting to win policy fights at the White House
    Published: March 5, 2018
    Outlet: MarketWatch
    MIT Sloan Prof. Simon Johnson said the concern is that Peter Navarro will push Trump to “step outside” the multilateral trade system, including the World Trade Organization that was designed and built by the U.S. after World War II. “The irony is not that we built and were central to the creation of the multilateral trade system but that it was deliberately, 100% built entirely with the goal of America first,” Johnson said.
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    A looming crisis in home health care for the elderly
    Published: March 2, 2018
    Outlet: WBUR (Audio)
    Paul Osterman, co-director of MIT's Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research and author of WHO WILL CARE FOR US: LONG TERM CARE AND THE LONG TERM WORKFORCE, joins WBUR as a guest discussing the crisis in home health care (start: 16:35).
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    This MIT and Harvard startup is making writing e-mails easier and effortless
    Published: February 28, 2018
    Outlet: Forbes
    Lambert Chu (MIT Sloan BS '17), Filip Twarowski, and Matthew Huggins came together to found EasyEmail, an email productivity tool powered by AI. Going through MIT's Sandbox Program, Fuse, and The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship's NYC Summer Startup Studio helped the team rapidly iterate and develop their product.
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    Luis Perez-Breva explains how to be 'productively wrong'
    Published: February 28, 2018
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Audio)
    Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews innovation expert Luis Perez-Breva, who directs MIT's flagship hands-on innovation program–the MIT Innovation Teams Program–jointly operated by the schools of engineering and management. An entrepreneur and a PhD, he has taught innovation as a skill to professionals and students worldwide, co-led the Innovation Pillar of the MIT Skoltech Initiative, and collaborates with MIT's innovation initiatives in Portugal, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.
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    Seven top takeaways from leading business school 2017 employment reports
    Published: February 27, 2018
    Outlet: Clear Admit
    MIT's Sloan School of Management is the East Coast tech leader, with 31.8 percent of graduates accepting tech firm positions. Amazon was the school's top recruiter, with Facebook, Cisco, IBM, and Cisco also listed among top hirers. In addition to tech, MIT Sloan students are also drawn to jobs in the manufacturing sector, with 21 percent of graduates choosing that route.
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    Treasury wants to look the other way as banks become too-big-to-fail
    Published: February 27, 2018
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece) (Source: Project Syndicate)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Simon Johnson writes: "Last week, with some fanfare, the U.S. Treasury Department released a report on what to do about the Orderly Liquidation Authority..."
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    Death knell sounds for risk retention in US mortgages
    Published: February 27, 2018
    Outlet: Financial Times (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Robert Pozen writes: "In the Dodd Frank Act, Congress directed the federal financial agencies to adopt risk-retention rules for originators of loans, such as mortgage brokers, which quickly sell them to pool sponsors who in turn sell securities based on those loan pools..."
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    Barack Obama says current NCAA model is "just not a sustainable way of doing business"
    Published: February 26, 2018
    Outlet: The Comeback
    It's well known that former POTUS Barack Obama is a huge basketball fan. This week at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at MIT, Obama used his voice and influence to talk about the growing problems plaguing the NCAA.
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    A tale of two early failures: How Bevi finally fixed its smart water machines
    Published: February 26, 2018
    Outlet: BostInno
    Bevi, co-founded by Sean Grundy and Frank Lee, MIT Sloan MBA '13, is a Boston-based maker of smart water coolers, and a business with solid numbers: Over 1,500 machines in the field, almost 70 employees, three offices (in Boston's Charlestown, New York and San Francisco) and $16.5 million in a Series B round of financing led by Trinity Ventures, which was an early investor in Starbucks.
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    MIT Analytics Conference probes the very future of sport itself
    Published: February 26, 2018
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    The 11th SSAC conference, which took place last Friday and Saturday, highlighted the transformation of the sports landscape. More than 3,500 attendees from dozens of countries crammed the upper levels of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, with hundreds representing analysts and decision-makers of major pro sports organizations and hundreds more aspiring to such a station.
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    MBA diary: Making a difference
    Published: February 26, 2018
    Outlet: The Economist
    Sean Jennings, an Executive MBA student at the MIT Sloan School of Management, has gone back to school, decades after dropping out of college. "I don't need to make any more money; I'm interested in making a difference."
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    Bloomberg Baystate Business: Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
    Published: February 24, 2018
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Audio)
    Bloomberg reported live at the Boston Convention Center for the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Guests included Conference Co-lead Greg Kim, MBA '18 (start: 47:10), as well as Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins, and Jessica Gelman, CEO of Kraft Analytics Group. Anne Mostue reported on the appearance of former President Barack Obama.
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    Your hotshot coworker would be a terrible boss, and research proves it
    Published: February 23, 2018
    Outlet: Quartz
    Researchers Danielle Li of MIT Sloan, Alan Benson from the Carlson School of Management and Kelly Shue from the Yale School of Management looked at the career paths of more than 53,000 salespeople at 214 US companies between 2005 and 2011.
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    Day 1 Recap of 2018 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
    Published: February 23, 2018
    Outlet: Forbes
    Diversity of analytics applications, the importance of personalized marketing, and the criticality of transforming analytics insights into digestible communications for decision makers to act upon were central themes during Day 1 of the 2018 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston.
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    Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee and Reid Hoffman
    Published: February 22, 2018
    Outlet: LinkedIn (Video)
    LinkedIn Co-Founder and Partner at Greylock Reid Hoffman hosts a fireside chat with MIT Sloan School of Management's faculty members Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee. They are co-authors of the 2014 NYTimes best-selling book, THE SECOND MACHINE AGE, and their latest book, MACHINE, PLATFORM, CROWD: HARNESSING OUR DIGITAL FUTURE.
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    Catharina Lavers Mallet, MBA '09
    Published: February 21, 2018
    Outlet: MIT Technology Review
    Catharina Lavers Mallet, MBA '09, says: "Harvard was a great experience in teaching me how to think, and Sloan was a powerful contrast because it's so action-oriented,” she says. “You have to think, but you also have to show what you can do. The greatest takeaway was self-confidence—I had never come across certain problems before, but I knew I could figure out how to get it done.”
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    MIT y ASTI trabajan en la identificación de los retos de futuro para los vehículos autónomos
    Published: February 21, 2018
    Outlet: Innovaspain.com (Spain)
    El equipo del MIT empezó una investigación inicial sobre las principales tendencias y tecnologías en la industria de AV en la Escuela Sloan del MIT en Cambridge (Massachusetts) con la idea de validar y perfeccionar sus hallazgos con el equipo de ASTI durante su visita in situ de tres semanas en enero del 2018.
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    An MIT dean says this is the best perk to give employees
    Published: February 21, 2018
    Outlet: CNBC
    If you want employees who are less stressed, more productive and actively engaged, the No.1 perk you can offer them is the flexibility to work from home, says Peter Hirst, the associate dean of executive education at MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    The four brain superpowers you need to be a successful leader, according to neuroscience
    Published: February 21, 2018
    Outlet: Inc.
    "When all other things are equal, mental resilience is the factor that really distinguishes the CEO," says Tara Swart, a senior lecturer at MIT, neuroscientist and executive coach. To improve resilience and performance, Swart recommends leaders work on the following...
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