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  • Technology helped America's economy way more than we thought
    Published: August 3, 2018
    Outlet: CNNMoney
    "Free goods don't show up in GDP, but they do create a lot of value," says MIT Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson. "So the answer is not to fix GDP. It's instead to have a dashboard that can measure lots of different things."
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    Sinan Aral on the spread of fake news
    Published: August 3, 2018
    Outlet: MSNBC Live with Ali Velshi (Video)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Sinan Aral lists four avenues for fighting fake news that require "precision and rigor": educating the individuals spreading false news, changing their incentives, improving technological tools, and ensuring we have the right amount of government oversight.
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    Pi enables you to charge multiple devices from a single wireless charger
    Published: August 2, 2018
    Outlet: EverythingRF
    Pi's roots extend back to early 2014, when CEO John MacDonald (MIT Sloan MBA '15) and his future Pi co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Lixin Shi (MIT PhD '15), enrolled in MIT Sloan's New Enterprises course. The two men were part of a team that pitched a wireless power project during a class competition.
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    MIT Sloan จับมือ ศศินทร์ จัดการสัมมนา Action Learning Conference
    Published: August 2, 2018
    Outlet: Bangkok Business News
    นายพารณ อิศรเสนา ณ อยุธยา( ที่ 5 จากซ้าย )ผู้อำนวยการ สถาบันบัณฑิตบริหารธุรกิจ ศศินทร์ แห่งจุฬาลงกรณ์มหาวิทยาลัยกล่าวต้อนรับวิทยากรผู้ทรงคุณวุฒิและนักวิชาการทั้งจากประเทศไทย สหรัฐอเมริกา และทั่วโลก ซึ่งเข้าร่วมงานการจัดสัมมนา Action Learning Conference จัดขึ้นโดยความร่วมมือของ MIT Sloan School of Managementและสถาบันบัณฑิตฯ ศศินทร์ นอกจากนี้นายจอห์น แกรนท์( ที่ 6 จากซ้าย ) Senior Lecturer, Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan ได้เข้าร่วมเป็นวิทยากรการสัมมนาดังกล่าว
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    Meet the MBA student hoping to use cryptocurrency to benefit mortgage lenders
    Published: August 1, 2018
    Outlet: QS TopMBA
    Eilon Shalev, MBA '19, came to MIT Sloan without a business idea, but his passion for cryptocurrencies was ignited with an email from the b-school promoting a crypto class the summer before starting his MBA. “One article was about blockchain”, he says. “It was written by Christian Catalini, a blockchain guru at MIT. It was super interesting. On my first day at MIT, I pursued blockchain events and classes.”
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    Twenty MBAs that often lead to lucrative fields
    Published: July 31, 2018
    Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
    MIT Sloan is among the ten business schools that sent the largest proportion of their 2017 MBA graduates into consulting jobs. MIT Sloan also ranks among the ten MBA programs where grads earn the most in consulting. 2017 graduates' average consulting salary was $136,572, and the average salary among all sectors was $128,301.
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    Europe's trade victory in Washington
    Published: July 30, 2018
    Outlet: Project Syndicate (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Simon Johnson writes: "Trump holds himself out as a brilliant negotiator, and his supporters regard his trade policy as a perfect example of his success. But in his recent talks with the Europeans, Trump was clearly out of his depth."
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    Formula 1 and MIT events promise to deliver innovation insights to business leaders
    Published: July 30, 2018
    Outlet: Forbes
    The ‘F1 Extreme Innovate Series' events promise to marry this technological expertise with MIT Sloan School of Management Executive Education's experience in applied business frameworks so participants can innovate at a level that makes “startups look slow” by bringing together data, science and innovation to learning how to exploit every tiny advantage.
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    Startups: Concurso para mostrarse y ganar
    Published: July 29, 2018
    Outlet: La Nación (Argentina)
    "Los emprendedores piensan que necesitan estar en Silicon Valley y esto no es cierto; nuestra idea es justamente ver cómo podemos apoyar y mejorar los ecosistemas de innovación del país y la región," afirma Lee Ullman, Director de la Oficina para América Latina de MIT Sloan, en el lanzamiento de la competencia 100K LATAM que organiza el Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA) con el apoyo de esa oficina del MIT y que busca incentivar el desarrollo de startups que puedan generar un impacto económico y social en la región.
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    El arte de medir 'por control remoto' la inflación venezolana
    Published: July 29, 2018
    Outlet: El Tiempo (Colombia)
    “El FMI hace sus propios cálculos, pero no a partir de la recolección de precios sino con modelos que estiman la depreciación de la moneda con respecto al dólar, y que asumen que esa depreciación se traslada a los precios”, dice el economista Alberto Cavallo, de la Escuela Sloan de Gerencia, del Instituto de Tecnología de Massachusetts (MIT). “A largo plazo puede que vaya a ser así, pero en el corto plazo hay muchas restricciones al ajuste”, agrega.
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    What machine learning can and cannot do
    Published: July 27, 2018
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    Irving Wladawsky-Berger writes: "As its domain of applications continues to expand, machine learning is raising serious concerns on its impact on automation and the future of work. In a December 2017 Science article, MIT professor Erik Brynjolfsson and CMU professor Tom Mitchell explore this question by identifying eight key criteria that help distinguish tasks that are suitable for machine learning, from those where machine learning is less likely to be successful..."
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    The STEM gender gap: Science job ads disproportionately seen by men
    Published: July 26, 2018
    Outlet: Newsweek
    “The problem we identify would apply to any category of advertising product or service—for example, housing, insurance, shoes, health care, jobs in banking. It affects STEM ads…but the economics driving the phenomenon are global—female eyeballs are more expensive and a cost-minimizing algorithm will choose not to show ads to them,” said MIT economist Catherine Tucker.
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    Machine learning will be the engine of global growth
    Published: July 26, 2018
    Outlet: Financial Times (Opinion Piece)
    Erik Brynjolfsson writes: "My research with my colleague at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Andrew McAfee, shows that recent advances in machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence, will fuel a productivity and growth surge —not just in the US but around the world."
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    Former IMF economist discusses challenges of zero tariffs
    Published: July 26, 2018
    Outlet: NPR (Audio)
    NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with MIT Sloan Prof. Simon Johnson, former chief economist for the International Monetary Fund, about President Trump's plan to remove tariffs and trade barriers with the European Union. (start: 0:40)
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    At PillPack, a lot of credit goes to the father of invention
    Published: July 26, 2018
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    Elliot Cohen, MBA '13, had been a teaching assistant for an MIT course on health care entrepreneurship taught by Zen Chu, an entrepreneur and angel investor. Chu and David Frankel, a partner at Founder Collective, put the first money into PillPack.
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    "El emprendimiento es empírico y es imprescindible tener un equipo de trabajo"
    Published: July 25, 2018
    Outlet: La República (Colombia)
    El profesor de práctica de la Escuela de Administración y Dirección de Empresas Sloan del Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts, Bill Aulet, habló con LR sobre su libro ‘Emprendimiento disciplinado: 24 pasos para un inicio exitoso' y destacó que “la experiencia es clave” para tener éxito y claridad en “una idea que puede caer en cualquier momento.”
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    Expanded opportunities in the new workplace
    Published: July 25, 2018
    Outlet: Financial Review (Australia)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Thomas Malone wrote a seminal paper about the rise of digital communication in business back in 1987 and also presciently wrote on the future of work in 2004, recently released a new book titled SUPERMINDS: THE SURPRISING POWER OF PEOPLE AND COMPUTERS THINKING TOGETHER.
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    Science career ads are disproportionately seen by men
    Published: July 25, 2018
    Outlet: Scientific American
    Prof. Catherine Tucker conducted a real-world experiment by designing a gender-neutral STEM career ad that she paid to run on the social media Web sites Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as well as through Google's network for distributing ads across different sites.
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    Retailers need to get real about security
    Published: July 24, 2018
    Outlet: Xconomy (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Lecturer Lou Shipley writes: "Yes, there is big opportunity in online retailing. However, until retailers stop treating software as an ancillary aspect of their business and begin to think and act like software companies, security breaches will continue to plague them."
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    Closing the lending gap will help government and business thrive
    Published: July 24, 2018
    Outlet: The Hill (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Douglas Criscitello writes: "With decades of accumulated data comprising many millions of loan records chronicling the performance of a wide range of borrowers in the United States, the government is in a unique position to release its credit data to enable the invisible hand of modern financial technology to reach out to borrowers who otherwise might appear untouchable."
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    Don't let the crypto circus in Congress fool you
    Published: July 23, 2018
    Outlet: CoinDesk (Opinion Piece)
    Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk's advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT's Digital Currency Initiative. This article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to subscribers.
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    Five questions for John Benjamin
    Published: July 22, 2018
    Outlet: Oaxaca Times (Mexico)
    The Oaxaca Times sat down to talk with John Benjamin, a dean's fellow at MIT Sloan and American commentator on politics between the United States and Mexico, common issues with international nonprofit work, and his impressions as an American about life in Oaxaca.
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    Former CFTC Chair has bitcoin on the brain
    Published: July 21, 2018
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal
    Gary Gensler has shifted to thinking about new frontiers of potential systemic risk and financial innovation by lecturing about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management.
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    Robots are ready to shake (and stir) up bars
    Published: July 19, 2018
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal
    “The mistake to make is always to think that just because a new piece of automation comes along that the total number of jobs is going to go down,” said Andrew McAfee, a principal research scientist at MIT and co-founder of the school's Initiative on the Digital Economy. Crucially, a human needs to be present to verify age and ensure that overly intoxicated patrons are not served.
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    How to combat China's rise in tech: Federal spending, not tariffs
    Published: July 18, 2018
    Outlet: The New York Times
    “It is a waste that we are not using the rise of China as a galvanizing cry to invest more in science and technology in America,” said Yasheng Huang, an economist who studies Chinese politics and business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management. He has argued that rather than imposing tariffs to respond to programs like Made in China 2025, Americans should respond as we did in 1957, when we sharply increased government spending on science after the Soviet Union launched the world's first man-made satellite, Sputnik 1.
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    How do we regain public trust in journalism?
    Published: July 17, 2018
    Outlet: WNPR - Connecticut Public Radio (Audio)
    Why are journalists losing ground and what can they do to regain trust? David Rand, Associate Professor of Management Science and Brain and Cognitive Science at MIT Sloan, joins as a guest.
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    What GE's Board could have done differently
    Published: July 17, 2018
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Robert Pozen writes: "In short, although Immelt was primarily responsible for running GE's businesses, its independent directors should have been much more proactive in questioning his massive allocation of capital to acquisitions and buybacks and in probing the company's accounting practices. But with the recent streamlining of the board and the creation of a finance committee, these directors are now in a much better position to supervise the major decisions of GE's new CEO."
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    Truth, disrupted
    Published: July 17, 2018
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Sinan Aral writes: "For the past three years Soroush Vosoughi, Deb Roy, and I have studied the spread of false news online. (We use the label 'false news' because 'fake news' has become so polarizing: Politicians now use that phrase to describe news stories that don't support their positions.) The data we collected in a recent study spanned Twitter's history from its inception, in 2006, to 2017..."
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    How the Volvo Ocean Race team tackles extreme challenges
    Published: July 17, 2018
    Outlet: Forbes (Opinion Piece) (Video)
    MIT Sloan's Hal Gregersen writes: "As we research what we call 'problem-led leadership' here at the MIT Leadership Center, tackling innovation, solving edgy problems, and keeping teams focused and motivated are high demands and invaluable skills in every sector. Here are three from [Jordi] Neves' leadership book..."
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    2018 MBAs to watch: Dan Stern, MIT Sloan
    Published: July 17, 2018
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    Dan Stern, MIT Sloan MBA '18, is "relentless, innovative, active & proactive, self-driven, forward-looking, charismatic, analytical, caring, social and a risk taker.”
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    In an era of tech innovation, whispers of declining research productivity
    Published: July 13, 2018
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    "Are Ideas Getting Harder to Find?, a recent paper by economists Nicholas Bloom, Charles Jones and Michael Webb from Stanford and John Van Reenen from MIT, shows that, across a wide range of industries, research efforts are rising substantially while research productivity is declining sharply," writes MIT Sloan's Irving Wladawsky-Berger.
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    How the trade war with China will affect the U.S.
    Published: July 12, 2018
    Outlet: The Atlantic (Video)
    Yasheng Huang, a political economist, MIT professor, and the author of Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics, argues that “a trade war would negatively affect the interest of U.S. consumers, companies, and the financial system of the United States.”
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    Column: Beyond GE––U.S. workers own too much company stock in retirement plans
    Published: July 12, 2018
    Outlet: Reuters
    Most experts say employee retirement portfolios should not hold more than 10 or 15 percent of their employer's stock. "Since Enron, many employers have decided this isn't a good thing for employees – that's the good news,” said Robert Pozen, a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan, who recently reviewed federal filings of large retirement plans.
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    Three ways Trump undermines himself on trade
    Published: July 12, 2018
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Source: Project Syndicate) (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Simon Johnson writes: "The countries that Trump is trying to intimidate—particularly China and the EU—have substantial spending power and are run by experienced and tough people. They now see clearly how to get Trump's attention: target their retaliatory tariffs at companies that have been praised by Trump..."
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    Research: The average age of a successful startup founder is 45
    Published: July 11, 2018
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Pierre Azoulay, PhD candidate J. Daniel Kim, and Kellogg Prof. Benjamin Jones write: "Our team analyzed the age of all business founders in the U.S. in recent years by leveraging confidential administrative data sets from the U.S. Census Bureau. We found that the average age of entrepreneurs at the time they founded their companies is 42..."
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    America should respond to China with a second Sputnik moment
    Published: July 6, 2018
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Source: Project Syndicate) (Opinion Piece)
    Yasheng Huang is International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business and Professor of Global Economics and Management at MIT Sloan. He writes: "The burgeoning trade war between the United States and China has as much to do with technology as with the balance of trade..."
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    What are the ripple effects of a U.S.-China trade war?
    Published: July 6, 2018
    Outlet: PBS NewsHour (Video)
    President Trump set into motion on Friday a 25 percent fee on more than 800 Chinese imported goods and China hit back with tariffs of its own on products like soybeans, pork and corn, which target areas that voted heavily for Trump. Amna Nawaz talks with Yasheng Huang of MIT's Sloan School of Management.
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    Lyft's subscription plan is a rare stumble as the company takes on Uber
    Published: July 6, 2018
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Sharmila Chatterjee writes: "Price discounting in pursuit of market share is nothing new, but it's a curious move for Lyft, a company that positions itself as a feel-good, socially minded brand. The deep discount not only conflicts with the warm, fuzzy image that Lyft has cultivated, it also endangers its relationship with customers..."
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    Pinpointing which firms fudge earnings numbers and why
    Published: July 3, 2018
    Outlet: The Hill (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Assistant Prof. of Accounting Delphine Samuels writes: "It's widely assumed that executives are less likely to inflate their earnings when they work at high profile companies that operate under a good deal of regulatory oversight. Yet it's also widely known that managers in high-profile companies face tremendous pressure from investors to meet or beat Wall Street estimates every quarter, which incentivizes them to overstate their company's performance..."
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    Admissions Director Q&A with MIT Sloan's Dawna Levenson
    Published: July 3, 2018
    Outlet: Clearadmit (Podcast)
    The Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast had a terrific interview with Dawna Levenson, who was just promoted to assistant dean of admissions at MIT Sloan. Describing herself as a “true, blue Bostonian,” Levenson holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from MIT.
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    Curbing emissions: Can satellites help keep China on track?
    Published: July 2, 2018
    Outlet: Knowledge@Wharton (Podcast)
    “The stakes are really high in China, because China is the world's largest energy user, and nearly 80% of its electricity production comes from coal,” said Valerie Karplus, professor of global economics and management at MIT's Sloan School of Management and a co-author of the paper.
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    Conjoining uncooperative societies facilitates evolution of cooperation
    Published: July 2, 2018
    Outlet: Nature
    MIT Sloan Postdoctoral Fellow Naghmeh Momeni and her co-authors write: "Social structure affects the emergence and maintenance of cooperation. Here, we study the evolutionary dynamics of cooperation in fragmented societies, and show that conjoining segregated cooperation-inhibiting groups, if done properly, rescues the fate of collective cooperation..."
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    Alba, an MIT startup, helps Latin American mothers easily find babysitters
    Published: June 30, 2018
    Outlet: Forbes
    Dan Stern, 28, and Teresa del Sante, 34, have come together to start Alba, an online platform built to help families in Latin America retain the perfect babysitters on time through a simple, technology-driven process. Stern, an MIT MBA '18 graduate hailing from Chile, brings his technical and management expertise to establish a streamlined process for matching families with babysitters.
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    The Sephora Innovation Manager pushing the beauty giant's tech forward
    Published: June 29, 2018
    Outlet: Refinery29
    “Having really high-powered female executives in tech as role models has shifted my perspective of what's possible when it comes to work-life balance," says Nelly Mensah, MBA '15, a full-time senior manager in Sephora's Innovation Lab. A year after Mensah finished business school, she was introduced to Sephora through MIT's MBA alumni network. She joined Sephora's Innovation Lab in October 2016, a little over a year-and-a-half after the team was founded.
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    If this is how you're doing workplace engagement, you're doing it all wrong
    Published: June 28, 2018
    Outlet: Entrepreneur (Opinion Piece)
    Isa Watson, MBA '13, writes: "If you do nothing else today, start with this one thing: Take the time to listen to your employees so you can understand what they really need, not what you think they want. And if at the end of all that, you still end up with seas of ping-pong tables, at least you can be confident it's money well spent."
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    Right-to-work laws make unions work harder for their members
    Published: June 28, 2018
    Outlet: The Hill (Opinion Piece)
    Christos Makridis, who serves as a digital fellow at the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy, writes: "I examined how the adoption of right-to-work (RTW) laws across states affects worker well-being...My statistical model compares individuals in the same state before versus after the adoption of RTW laws after controlling for many other factors."
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    Here's how the Lisbon MBA is opening doors to careers in consulting
    Published: June 28, 2018
    Outlet: BusinessBecause
    The Lisbon MBA is a combined effort of Nova School of Business and Economics, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, and MIT Sloan. “I think the MBA was a key part of my plan to go into consulting, and it worked out perfectly,” she says. “It opened the door to consulting [for me]," says Lisbon MBA Maria Pais do Amaral.
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    Amazon's PillPack acquisition all started with an MIT hackathon
    Published: June 28, 2018
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Video)
    Elliot Cohen, MBA '13, co-founded internet pharmacy PillPack shortly after winning MIT's Hacking Medicine competition in 2012. Cohen got interested in healthcare after watching his father struggle to keep track of his medications following quadruple-bypass surgery. Before starting PillPack, Cohen in 2010 co-founded Corengi Inc., which helped patients find clinical trials that might benefit them.
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    Make KPIs great again, MIT-Google study urges
    Published: June 26, 2018
    Outlet: Forbes
    "Our research indicates that KPIs are mismanaged and undervalued,” according to Michael Schrage, a research fellow at the MIT Sloan's Center for Digital Business and a coauthor of the report. The survey of 3,200 executives finds only 26% of senior managers strongly agree that their KPIs "are aligned with their organization's strategic objectives."
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    Make KPIs great again, MIT-Google study urges
    Published: June 26, 2018
    Outlet: Forbes
    "Our research indicates that KPIs are mismanaged and undervalued,” according to Michael Schrage, a research fellow at the MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business and a coauthor of the report. The survey of 3,200 executives finds only 26% of senior managers strongly agree that their KPIs "are aligned with their organization’s strategic objectives."
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    Leading with next-generation key performance indicators
    Published: June 26, 2018
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review
    MIT Sloan Management Review and Google's new cross-industry survey about key performance indicators (KPIs) asked senior executives to explain how they and their organizations are using KPIs in the digital era. The research and analysis for this report was conducted under the direction of Michael Schrage and David Kiron.
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    What robot makers must learn from dogs, animators and video game designers: Q&A with Bruce Blumberg
    Published: June 22, 2018
    Outlet: Forbes
    Understanding how humans engage with robots or virtual characters is at the heart of MIT Sloan alum Bruce Blumberg's passion and mission. Blumberg takes questions from Jim Lawton, who also holds an MBA from MIT Sloan.
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    Some good news on China's air pollution fight, but it comes with a warning
    Published: June 22, 2018
    Outlet: South China Morning Post
    “Because we're comparing patterns in the CEMS to a trusted and well-established data source, that helps make the case that what we're seeing here is real, and there's an explanation behind it,” says Valerie Karplus, assistant professor at MIT Sloan and an author of the paper, “Quantifying coal power plant responses to tighter SO² emissions standards in China," published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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    How an algorithm may decide your career
    Published: June 21, 2018
    Outlet: The Economist
    Anja Lambrecht and Catherine Tucker, two economists, placed adverts promoting jobs in science, technology, engineering and maths on Facebook. They found that the ads were less likely to be shown to women than to men. This was not due to a conscious bias on the part of the Facebook algorithm. Rather, young women are a more valuable demographic group on Facebook (because they control a high share of household spending) and thus ads targeting them are more expensive.
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    Don't worry, robots aren't going to steal your job––yet
    Published: June 21, 2018
    Outlet: MarketWatch
    As technology has advanced, Thomas Malone has watched his old family farm change drastically. The farm he grew up on once employed 15 people full-time and another 30 or 40 seasonally. Now, five people and many more machines farm about three times as many acres in land to produce significantly more goods.
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    California dream: Exploring the promise––and unintended consequences––of rent control
    Published: June 21, 2018
    Outlet: Capital Public Radio (Audio)
    “It [rent control] is a boon to the people that get it,” said Christopher Palmer, a finance professor at MIT who has studied rent control. “That comes at the cost of landlords and potentially at the cost of other tenants in the city that are paying higher rents or that are having scarcer housing. Or even future tenants that are going to get into a unit someday at some very high rent.” (start: 2:00)
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    The UK's move away from coal means they're burning wood from the US
    Published: June 20, 2018
    Outlet: PRI (Audio)
    “What we found is that contrary to your intuition, burning wood to make electricity in places like the Drax power plant actually makes climate change worse for the rest of the century,” says John Sterman, a professor at MIT Sloan who recently published a lifecycle analysis of wood bioenergy. (start: 5:25)
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    The benefit of working in groups
    Published: June 20, 2018
    Outlet: The Morning Show (Canada) (Video)
    Thomas Malone, founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, talks about his work on "superminds," the title of his latest book. He explains: "A supermind is kind of like a ghost: It's a powerful entity and there are superminds around us all the time..."
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    Having too much employer stock in your 401(k) is dangerous. Just look at GE
    Published: June 20, 2018
    Outlet: Fortune
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Robert Pozen and MIT undergraduate Ming Liu write: "In short, the good news is that the percentage of 401(k) assets held in employer stock has gradually been declining since the demise of Enron. The bad news is that this percentage is still much too high in many 401(k) plans, despite educational efforts about the risks of undue concentrations of employer stock."
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    2018 Best EMBAs: Kosta Ligris, MIT Sloan
    Published: June 20, 2018
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    MIT Sloan EMBA Kosta Ligris "fully embraces the MIT motto of mens et manus (mind and hand) by taking everything he has learned in the classroom to work on a new technology that will modernize the outdated paper system in real estate law."
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    2018 Best EMBAs: Amy Huchthausen, MIT Sloan
    Published: June 20, 2018
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    “As the acting Commissioner of the America East Conference, Amy [Huchthausen] is currently the youngest commissioner in college sports. She encompasses the MIT EMBA mission, “To develop principled, innovative, senior leaders capable of transforming the world's important institutions.”
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    Ex-BOE policy maker Forbes urges a rethink of inflation models
    Published: June 19, 2018
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Video)
    Kristin Forbes, MIT Professor of Global Economics and a former MPC member of the Bank of England, discusses the need for a fix of inflation models and new ways of determining unemployment data. She speaks with Bloomberg's Matt Miller from the ECB's annual forum in Sintra, Portugal on "Bloomberg Markets."
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    Why collaborative thinking beats individual smarts
    Published: June 18, 2018
    Outlet: The Economist
    An interview with Thomas Malone, author of SUPERMINDS, together with an extract from the book. As a professor of management at MIT, Malone has built on his earlier works to consider how new technologies and people can combine to create new kinds of productive entities, which he calls “superminds.”
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    The productivity paradox
    Published: June 18, 2018
    Outlet: MIT Technology Review
    Illustrating the potential of AI as a general-purpose technology, Scott Stern of MIT's Sloan School of Management describes it as a “method for a new method of invention.” An AI algorithm can comb through vast amounts of data, finding hidden patterns and predicting possibilities for, say, a better drug or a material for more efficient solar cells. It has, he says, “the potential to transform how we do innovation.”
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    Lowell company developing 'bone glue' to help healing
    Published: June 17, 2018
    Outlet: The Lowell Sun
    LaunchPad Medical CEO Brian Hess (EMBA '14), a co-inventor of 12 patents and graduate of MIT Sloan, helped found LaunchPad Medical in 2014. LaunchPad Medical recently launched their product, Tetranite adhesive, onto the International Space Station for experiments in microgravity environment, and soon will publish the results from those trials. They started testing in co-founder and R&D program manager Mike Brown's (MBA '19) Braintree basement.
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    FT Masters in Finance 2018: Ranking and analysis
    Published: June 17, 2018
    Outlet: Financial Times
    The Financial Times released their 2018 Masters in Finance ranking and MIT Sloan is the only US school to make the top 25 in the "pre-experience" programmes category.
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