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  • 2016 MBAs to watch: Iris Zielske, MIT Sloan
    Published: June 21, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    "I am most proud of building a team of students to work with Gradian Health Systems to evaluate their after-sales service and spare parts strategy in East Africa. I believe in Gradian's product and their mission to improve access to safe surgery," says Iris Zielske, a Leaders for Global Operations Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management pursuing an MBA and an MS in Engineering Systems.
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    No more dizzying earnings adjustments
    Published: June 21, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    Robert C. Pozen is a senior lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He writes, "Whether Microsoft's $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn makes sense might depend on where you look. Glancing at LinkedIn's press release for the full year 2015, you will see a prominent projection for 'adjusted' earnings this year of $950 million..."
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    David Morgenthaler - a man who knew where to place the lever
    Published: June 21, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    "When I read today that venture capitalist pioneer David Morgenthaler had died one of my first thoughts was the statement attributed to Archimedes, 'Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will move the world.' David moved the world in many important ways..." writes Joe Hadzima, Senior Lecturer at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.
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    Puerto Rico: Democracy is the answer
    Published: June 21, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    "I came from very humble origins and thanks to the resilience of my family and our focus on working hard and getting an education (MIT MBA) — together we achieved unimaginable heights. Yet, when I decided to return to my community to give back, what I found was a web of complicated colonial interests canceling each other out mostly because underlying the relationships was the crude truth that none of us, really, owned our destiny," writes Antonio Sosa-Pascual.
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    This is how China can live up to its huge wind energy potential
    Published: June 20, 2016
    Outlet: The Washington Post
    “We're basically saying if we fast-forward to 2030 and we look at the characteristics of the power system that planners in China are anticipating … how much wind can that system access?” said senior author Valerie Karplus, an assistant professor of global economics and management at MIT.
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    Masters in Finance 2016 ranking: Schools gain from industry woes
    Published: June 20, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times
    MIT Sloan received a record 2,083 applications for its masters in finance course this year, 22% more than in 2015 — that is 17 applicants for every available place. A masters in finance is seen as more attractive to graduates because they can get a “deeper dive” into the subject and at a lower cost than with an MBA, according to Heidi Pickett, director of the Master of Finance programme at MIT Sloan.
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    Financial engineering helps fight cancer and climate change
    Published: June 20, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times
    “It was Warren Buffett who said derivatives are financial markets' weapons of mass destruction,” says Andrew Lo, the MIT Sloan finance professor and hedge fund manager behind pioneering work on how financial theory can help cure cancer.
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    Internships, jobs, and social life at MIT
    Published: June 20, 2016
    Outlet: Touch MBA (Audio)
    Darren talks to Andrew, a recent MIT Sloan MBA graduate, about his internship and job search experience at MIT Sloan. Andrew worked for Target as a Senior Analyst doing business intelligence and analytics before business school. He landed an internship with Uniqlo (one of the world's top 5 retailers) in New York City and will be heading to Cupertino to work for Apple this month.
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    MIT Sloan alums Clara Brenner and Julie Lein discuss Tumml
    Published: June 19, 2016
    Outlet: NBC's Asian Pacific America (Video)
    Asian Pacific America's Robert Handa interviews Tumml co-founders, Clara Brenner, CEO, and Julie Lein, President, who met at and received their MBAs from MIT Sloan. Tumml's mission is "to empower entrepreneurs to solve urban problems." During the last three years, Tumml has supported more than 30 startups working to solve community issues such as homelessness and workforce development for blue collar workers.
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    Chilenos graduados en Estados Unidos
    Published: June 19, 2016
    Outlet: El Mercurio (Chile)
    Graduados del MIT, Felipe Andwandter (máster en Finanzas), Felipe Tapia (MBA), Matías Grunwald (MBA), Javier Andreu (máster en Finanzas) y Juan Pablo Munita (MBA).
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    Flipping the office telepresence model
    Published: June 18, 2016
    Outlet: TechCrunch (Opinion Piece)
    Peter Hirst is Associate Dean of Executive Education at MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "What if I told you that you could visit three continents in one day without leaving your office and truly feel like you were there in person? That you could move down a hallway or across a stage, make eye contact and feel, well, more like a human being than just a face on a screen?"
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    Find out why women take a detour from engineering
    Published: June 17, 2016
    Outlet: The Economic Times
    "Gender makes a big difference. Informal interactions with peers and everyday sexism in teams and internships are particularly salient building blocks of [gender] segregation," said Susan Silbey, Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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    A deep look inside Apple Pay's matchmaker economics
    Published: June 17, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Richard Schmalensee is the Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management and Economics, Emeritus, at MIT. He and David S. Evans write, "The new economics of multisided platforms provides a theoretical framework and body of empirical knowledge for handicapping 'matchmaker' businesses like Apple Pay..."
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    Spoiler Alert is taking a bite out of food waste
    Published: June 16, 2016
    Outlet: Boston Magazine
    In the United States, 40 percent of the food we produce goes to the dump. That egregious level of waste inspired two MIT Sloan School of Management grads, Ricky Ashenfelter and Emily Malina, to create Spoiler Alert, a matchmaking platform that connects local nonprofits with excess food.
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    In pursuit of profession: Being extremely productive
    Published: June 16, 2016
    Outlet: Star-Telegram
    I had the good fortune to speak with Robert Pozen, who not only wrote the book, Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours, but he's one of those people that when you look at all they accomplish within the same 24-hour day we all get, you wonder if he might have a cape underneath his suit and tie.
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    Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (IC)3
    Published: June 16, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Technology Review
    Directed by Information Technology and Engineering Systems Professor Stuart Madnick, (IC)3 addresses issues that include risk analysis, return on investment (ROI) calculations, simulation of cybersecurity resilience, incentives for more effective information sharing, and developing metrics and models for organizations to better protect themselves (page 16).
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    Will 'self-quantification' conquer the selfie?
    Published: June 16, 2016
    Outlet: Nikkei Asian Review (Japan) (Opinion Piece)
    Michael Schrage is a research fellow at the MIT Sloan School's initiative on the digital economy. He writes, "Selfies are as ubiquitous -- and irritating -- as the mobile phones and selfie sticks that take them...Setting a record for selfie antics, 2015 was the first year when more people were killed while taking selfies than by shark attacks."
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    Why startups are struggling
    Published: June 15, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Technology Review
    New work by the MIT economists Scott Stern and Jorge Guzman shows that in 15 U.S. states between 1988 and 2014 there was no long-term decline in the formation of what they call “high-quality” startups. Stern and Guzman have figured out the characteristics of startups that are trying to become high-growth firms, which include being chartered in Delaware, registering for patents, and not being named after the company's founder.
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    This virtual reality startup lets people in elder care still get a taste of the outside world
    Published: June 14, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno (Video)
    Rendever, a startup founded by Reed Hayes and Dennis Lally, is developing virtual reality experiences specifically for elder care residents who are no longer able to get outside and explore the world by themselves. Hayes and Lally, who met one another at MIT Sloan, went all in on the venture last September and they're currently “knee-deep in development.”
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    Bonds pay less than zero as investors flee to safety
    Published: June 14, 2016
    Outlet: NPR (Audio)
    "The fundamental facts of Japan and much of the euro area are that growth is disappointing. Growth is low. Investors do not feel there are attractive places to put their money, with good returns at reasonable risk," Johnson says," says Simon Johnson, professor of global economics and management at MIT. (0:26)
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    The Best & Brightest EMBAs of the Class of 2016
    Published: June 13, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    MIT Sloan's Abeel Mangi is an associate professor of cardiac surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine. Mangi has performed over 2,500 heart surgeries and ranks in the 90th percentile of cardiac surgeons globally. He has pioneered several surgical techniques and manages a team of 60 and a budget of $30 million between two of his programs. For Mangi, the EMBA curriculum was an eye-opener...
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    LinkedIn finds its greatest endorsement in Microsoft deal
    Published: June 13, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times
    Michael Cusumano, a professor at MIT Sloan who has written a book on Microsoft and is working on one on LinkedIn, says the last year has been more difficult for the company and the future may not be as bright. "It is a good business, but it is not a great business. It is probably a great time to sell," he says.
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    Maskerade brings virtual reality experience to Walla Walla
    Published: June 12, 2016
    Outlet: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
    Riley Clubb became part of the virtual reality movement after starting at MIT Sloan last fall. His fascination grew through a startup he began with friends focused on performing arts. Maskerade Walla Walla extends that. The self-financed concept differs from others for two main reasons...
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    Connecting with customers in the age of platforms
    Published: June 12, 2016
    Outlet: Small Business Trends
    Co-author Richard Schmalensee is the Professor and Dean Emeritus of Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management and Economics. He is also a Director at the Global Economics Group. Schmalensee has also led several global and private business ventures in the areas of policy.
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    Feature: Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Merton
    Published: June 10, 2016
    Outlet: The Reverse Review
    Robert C. Merton has been called a groundbreaking economist, an options guru, and one of the finest minds in finance. For those in tune to the finance world, Merton is as high-profile as it gets. A sought-after speaker on the investor circuit, Merton caught the attention of the crowd at an asset management conference in St. Louis last fall when he commented on the value of reverse mortgages...
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    Bosses don't give your work meaning, but they can make it meaningless
    Published: June 10, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    A new study in the business journal MIT Sloan Management Review finds that meaningfulness at work is something intensely personal that individuals find for themselves: Bosses typically have no part in fostering it. But they can thwart it. In fact, poor management is the number one destroyer of meaningfulness in the workplace, the authors found.
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    Selina Chow receives lifetime achievement award from Asian American Commission
    Published: June 10, 2016
    Outlet: Sampan (Source: Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center)
    BCNC Board President Selina Chow receives the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Massachusetts Asian American Commission at the 10th Unity Dinner on June 3. She holds an MS from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    A myopic race to the bottom (line)
    Published: June 10, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes (Opinion Piece)
    Sonia G. Pandit holds an MBA from MIT Sloan. She writes, "Increasingly, media organizations have focused on guiding the public—and potential donors—toward the “best” charities and away from the “worst.” But how do we define best? And does that definition encourage charities to innovate and maximize their impact, or does it force them into a myopic cost-cutting mentality?"
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    Learning to race with (not against) our increasingly smart machines
    Published: June 10, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    Irving Wladawsky-Berger is a visiting lecturer at MIT Sloan. He writes, "Earlier this year Google's AlphaGo defeated one of the world's top Go players. AI-based machines can now play championship-level Go, assist in the diagnosis and treatment of rare forms of cancer, and navigate our roads as self-driving cars, encroaching into activities that not long ago were viewed as the exclusive domain of humans."
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    AGBU Central Board Member Noubar Afeyan elected to MIT Board of Trustees
    Published: June 9, 2016
    Outlet: The Armenian Weekly
    On June 2, Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Central Board Member Noubar Afeyan was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since 2000, Afeyan had served as a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    Israeli-linked firms continue to thrive in Massachusetts
    Published: June 8, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    At least 200 businesses with Israeli connections employed nearly 9,000 workers in Massachusetts and generated $9.3 billion in revenue last year, according to the study. The results of the study are expected to be announced Wednesday at an event at the MIT Sloan School of Management before Governor Charlie Baker and more than 300 business and government leaders.
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    MIT for managers: Lessons in effective leadership styles
    Published: June 8, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Videos)
    It's all part of a desire for more authenticity on the part of leaders that has been well documented in a video series by the MIT Leadership Center, under the direction of Deborah Ancona, the Seley Distinguished Professor of Management, and a professor of organization studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    Why nuclear plants are having trouble making money
    Published: June 8, 2016
    Outlet: Marketplace (Audio)
    “As the price of gas goes low and stays low, people who own nuclear plants are not making a lot of money,” said Richard Schmalensee of the MIT Sloan School of Management. “They are in some pain.” (0:30)
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    How vision – and persistence – built Bangladesh's GrameenPhone
    Published: June 8, 2016
    Outlet: Knowledge@Wharton (Video)
    Iqbal Quadir is the founder of GrameenPhone and the founder and director emeritus of the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT. He sat down with Karl Ulrich, vice dean of entrepreneurship and innovation at Wharton, to talk about his self-made journey from growing up in one of the poorest countries in the world to building a global business.
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    MIT Corporation elects three Indian-Americans to serve on board of trustees
    Published: June 7, 2016
    Outlet: INDIA New England News
    Victor J. Menezes, retired Senior Vice Chairman of Citigroup Inc., earned a master's in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1972. Vrajesh Y. Modi, a consultant at Boston Consulting Group, earned an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a master's in mechanical engineering from MIT in 2015.
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    How retailers use emotion to make you spend more
    Published: June 7, 2016
    Outlet: CNBC
    There are two types of regret that consumers tend to feel with regard to shopping, said co-author Karen Zheng, an assistant professor of operations management at MIT Sloan. One type results when you buy an item of clothing, for example, and then later see it on sale for a lower price than what you paid, she said. "But the other regret is if you don't buy it and come back to find your size is gone," said Zheng.
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    Coctel de bienvenida para representantes del MIT
    Published: June 7, 2016
    Outlet: La República (Colombia)
    Lee Ullman, director oficina de MIT Sloan Latinoamérica; Diego Maldonado, presidente Avanxo; María Isabel Mejía, viceministra de Tecnologías y Sistemas de la Información; y Mauricio Salgar, director Advent International.
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    Emprendedora en el MIT
    Published: June 7, 2016
    Outlet: Diario de León (Spain)
    Ahí lleva dos años la leonesa Blanca Rodríguez, creadora de la plataforma educativa Smile and Learn...En este último, estudiantes de escuelas de todo Estados Unidos invierten en startups creadas por otros estudiantes. Es su especialidad: estudia el segundo año del máster de Dirección de Empresas en la escuela de negocio de Sloan y se está especializando en emprendimiento e innovación.
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    Sustainability increasingly on radar of executives, find BCG and MIT
    Published: June 6, 2016
    Outlet: Consultancy (UK)
    In a new report from MIT Sloan Management Review, in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group, the current relationship between investors and companies is considered, focusing on the issue of sustainability.
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    How companies can help Muslims this Ramadan
    Published: June 6, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Anum Hussain will enroll full-time at MIT Sloan School of Management for her MBA this Fall. She writes, "I'd love to review how all companies can actually help Muslims this Ramadan by taking a page out of tech industry's book. But first, let's review some basics..."
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    This investment idea could help cure diseases and make you money
    Published: June 6, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    Roger M. Stein is senior lecturer in finance at MIT Sloan and holds the position of research affiliate at the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering. He writes, "Americans yearn for therapies to treat rare and debilitating health conditions. Yet it is extremely expensive to bring a new drug to market, with research and development costs typically rising above $1 billion or $2 billion per new drug on average..."
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    Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) & U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) financial news buzz
    Published: June 6, 2016
    Outlet: Wall Street 24
    Morgan Stanley and the American Finance Association declared Stewart Myers, the Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Finance, Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management, is the recipient of the Morgan Stanley-AFA 2016 Award For Excellence in Finance. Professor Myers has chosen the MIT Finance Group, the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance and the Finance Theory Group as the recipients of a $200,000 cash grant that accompanies the award.
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    Imagine if robo advisers could do emotions
    Published: June 6, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal - The Experts (Opinion Piece)
    Andrew W. Lo is the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor at MIT Sloan, 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. He writes, "...by constructing algorithms that accurately capture human behavior, we can build countermeasures to protect us from ourselves."
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    How brainstorming questions, not ideas, sparks creativity
    Published: June 6, 2016
    Outlet: Fast Company
    Hal Gregersen, executive director of MIT Leadership Center, has conducted "question-storming" sessions with corporate clients. Gregersen says that when he does question-storming, he expands the generation period and pushes people to keep going: "Some of the best questions come as you get to 50 or even 75."
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    Designed by MIT entrepreneurs, Invincible is the ultimate city-proof bike
    Published: June 4, 2016
    Outlet: Digital Trends (Video)
    Fortified Bicycle chairman Slave Menn was an entrepreneurial student in MIT Sloan's MBA program looking for a worthy problem around which to build a business. Menn was inspired by a friend who was hit by a car that didn't see him because his bike light had been stolen.
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    Five things that make any job more meaningful, according to science
    Published: June 3, 2016
    Outlet: Real Simple
    According to new research published in the MIT Sloan Management Review, what separates meaningful work from just punching a clock is no longer a mystery—it's a combination of connecting with others and time.
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    The pros and cons of new unconventional leadership styles
    Published: June 3, 2016
    Outlet: Fast Company
    "It's no longer just about your emotional intelligence," says Deborah Ancona, director of the MIT Leadership Center. "It's about your ability to understand complexities, solve problems, and get things done."
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    Using statistics can improve clinical trials and outcomes
    Published: June 2, 2016
    Outlet: Times Higher Education (UK) (Opinion Piece)
    Dimitris Bertsimas is Boeing professor of operations research and co-director of the Operations Research Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He writes, "Sometimes science can be personal. When my father, who was living in Greece at the time, was diagnosed with stage IV gastric cancer in 2007, I set out to find the best possible care for him..."
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    Cancer researchers step up drive for earlier detection
    Published: June 2, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times
    To improve the way lung cancer is diagnosed, a group of students and researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School have begun work on commercialising a breath-based technology. The team won this year's Accelerate and Launch prizes, two of three contests that make up the MIT $100K, an MIT-run entrepreneurship competition.
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    'Disappointing' that inflation forecasts are this low: Athanasios Orphanides
    Published: June 2, 2016
    Outlet: CNBC (Video)
    Should the European Central Bank (ECB) be revising its growth and inflation forecasts higher? Athanasios Orphanides, Central Bank of Cyprus' former governor and professor at MIT Sloan School of Management, weighs in.
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    Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors, and the power of analytics at work
    Published: June 1, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    Ben Shields is an MIT Sloan lecturer in managerial communication and co-author of The Sports Strategist: Developing Leaders for a High-Performance Industry. He writes, "What learnings from the sports analytics revolution are applicable to the broader management community? For those seeking to become more data-driven in approach, consider the following..."
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    This MIT-based fitness wearable could change the game entirely
    Published: June 1, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno
    Alessandro Babini and Dan Weiss, co-founders of Humon, met at MIT Sloan. Their device is the first thigh-worn wearable that non-invasively measures oxygen levels in muscles, in turn providing the wearer with real-time lactic acid measurements. The technology is so potentially game-changing that it's already won the 2016 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference startup competition.
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    Invincible, la bicicleta a prueba de robos y resistente a la intemperie presentada por el MIT
    Published: June 1, 2016
    Outlet: La Brújula Verde (Spain)
    Slava Menn se convirtió en profesor del centro y presidente del MIT Sloan Entrepreneurship Club y encontró una gran disposición institucional para apoyar iniciativas y ayudar en lo que fuera necesario.
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    This MIT eco-startup wants you to grow veggies with your fish tank
    Published: June 1, 2016
    Outlet: Inc.
    "If it works well, it could end up decentralizing food production, and that's enormous. It could be to the food sector what home solar panels have become to the energy sector," says Bill Aulet, managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Aulet was also one of the co-founders' first advisers.
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    Office envy: MIT's newly remodeled Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
    Published: June 1, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno
    According to Greg Wymer, marketing and communications manager for the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, it increased its footprint from 4,200 square feet to its now spacious 7,500 square feet.
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    Newly-expanded MIT entrepreneurship center opens in Kendall Square
    Published: June 1, 2016
    Outlet: Boston Business Journal
    “The thoughtfully-designed space will enable new and expanded collaboration across campus, with students from all parts of the Institute exploring entrepreneurial interests in a dynamic environment," said David Schmittlein, the dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management, in a statement.
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    How artificial intelligence has already changed everyday life
    Published: June 1, 2016
    Outlet: CNBC (Video)
    Andrew McAfee, MIT Center for Digital Business, discusses the future of robotics and artificial intelligence for everyday life.
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    Lita Nelsen on MIT tech transfer, startups and culture
    Published: May 31, 2016
    Outlet: Xconomy
    MIT's approach to nurturing entrepreneurship has changed a lot over the past 50 years. Lita Nelsen has seen it up close—and played a part in its evolution—from her studies there in the 1960s, to her time as an MIT Sloan Fellow in the late 1970s, to her 30 years working in MIT's Technology Licensing Office.
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    Weighing the costs and benefits of TSA delays
    Published: May 31, 2016
    Outlet: NPR and WBUR's Here & Now (Audio)
    All that idle standing in line is lost productivity, but aviation security expert Arnold Barnett tells Here & Now‘s Robin Young not to get too fixated on the wait—there's an even bigger cost to sloppy security, he says. Barnett is a professor of statistics at MIT's Sloan School of Management.
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    MBA admissions Q&A: MIT Sloan
    Published: May 31, 2016
    Outlet: TopMBA Career Guide
    “We are part of one of the greatest institutions in the world and we value the opportunities for collaboration across the institute,” says Jeff Carbone, MIT Sloan's associate director of admissions. “We are looking for the best and the brightest from all backgrounds,” he says, before adding: “Our students are smart, grounded, collaborative and impact-oriented.”
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    Donald Trump's promise to 'make America great again' is a political swindle
    Published: May 31, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Source: Project Syndicate)
    Simon Johnson is a former chief economist of the IMF and a professor at MIT Sloan. He writes, "Donald Trump, the Republican Party's presumptive nominee to contest the United States' presidential election in November, is clearly not a standard Republican..."
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    Robots add real value when working with humans, not replacing them
    Published: May 30, 2016
    Outlet: TechCrunch (Opinion Piece)
    Matt Beane is a doctoral student in his final year at MIT Sloan and the Chief Human-Robot Interaction Officer at Humatics. He writes, "In the popular media, we talk a lot about robots stealing jobs. But when we stop speculating and actually look at the real world of work, the impact of advanced robotics is far more nuanced and complicated..."
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    The best retailers combine bricks and clicks
    Published: May 30, 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 MIT Sloan for nine years and as a Member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. He and David S. Evans write, "Retail profits are plummeting. Stores are closing. Malls are emptying..."
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    Innovation culture with Michael Schrage - this week's Six Pixels Podcast
    Published: May 29, 2016
    Outlet: Six Pixels of Separation (Audio)
    When it comes to innovation, one of the most provocative voices in the field is Michael Schrage. A research fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management's Center for Digital Business, author of books like The Innovator's Hypothesis, Who Do You Want Your Customers To Become?, Serious Play, Shared Minds, and more, he is a legendary business, innovation, technology, and marketing mind.
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    Alternatives monthly: Andrew Lo's strategy
    Published: May 28, 2016
    Outlet: Barron's
    Does evolutionary biology offer better insight into today's markets than the immutable laws of physics? Andrew Lo, director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering at MIT, thinks so. Lo, also a finance professor at MIT Sloan, has spent decades in academia melding economics with behavioral finance and neuroscience.
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    Con éxito se realizó en Bogotá el evento más importante de Big Data del continente
    Published: May 27, 2016
    Outlet: Comunicados (Colombia)
    Entre los personajes destacados que participaron en esta conferencia se encuentran: Elizabeth Bruce, Directora Ejecutiva del Instituto de Información, Sistemas y Sociedad; Alex "Sandy" Pentland, Director del Laboratorio de Dinámicas Humanas y Marta González, Profesora de Ingeniería Civil y Medioambiental. Por parte de MIT Sloan, los conferencistas fueron: Andrew Lo, profesor de Finanzas y Roberto Rigobon, profesor de economía aplicada.
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    Avanxo y MIT: grandes datos
    Published: May 27, 2016
    Outlet: Computerworld Colombia
    Por parte de MIT Sloan, los conferencistas fueron: Andrew Lo, profesor de Finanzas y Roberto Rigobon, profesor de economía aplicada. Además, Simón Gaviria, Director del Departamento Nacional de Planeación, también participó en el evento en el que presentó los avances en la estrategia de Big Data para el Estado Colombiano.
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    Competing with sub $50 oil: A strategy for the biofuels industry
    Published: May 26, 2016
    Outlet: Biofuels Digest (Opinion Piece)
    Irshad Ahmed has an MBA from MIT Sloan and graduate degrees in engineering from MIT, Cornell University, University of New Hampshire, and IITC, India. He writes, "If bioenergy represents a sustainable energy future for the planet, then why must it compete with oil prices to be deemed a feasible energy alternative for the society?"
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    El incalculable aporte del Big Data a la calidad de vida de las personas
    Published: May 26, 2016
    Outlet: Dinero (Colombia)
    Durante el evento, el director para América Latina de la oficina de MIT Sloan, Lee Ullman, destacó que la gestión de datos en las organizaciones se ha convertido “en un factor determinante” a la hora de facilitar la toma de decisiones empresariales que aumentan la rentabilidad.
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    CNBC's Nightly Business Report – May 26, 2016
    Published: May 26, 2016
    Outlet: CNBC (Video)
    Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor of management at MIT Sloan and Director of MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy, says, "Technology's always been destroying jobs, it's always been creating jobs, and there's a balance, there's a churn there that's natural and healthy...But it is true that if you push up the wages, say through a minimum wage, that does increase the incentive for companies to automate faster than they otherwise would have." (15:15)
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    Five questions with David S. Evans and Richard Schmalensee on matchmaking Forbes
    Published: May 25, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes
    Richard Schmalensee is the Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management and Economics, Emeritus, at MIT. He is one of the world's leading scholars on the economics of industrial organization and has done pioneering research on the new economics of multisided platforms.
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    Self-funding health benefits could kill your company
    Published: May 25, 2016
    Outlet: CFO (Opinion Piece)
    Robert C. Pozen, the former chairman of MFS Investment Management, is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "I support the goal of quality health care for all Americans, including the 38% of workers employed by businesses with between 3 and 199 workers, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation..."
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    Three qualities you must have if you want to get into MIT's Sloan School of Management
    Published: May 24, 2016
    Outlet: Business Insider
    Even among world-class MBA programs, MIT Sloan is in an elite class. As part of a top engineering university, most of the program's 4,000+ annual applicants boast above-average GMAT scores and undergrad GPAs. So, in an applicant pool where nearly every prospective student is outstanding on paper, what else is MIT Sloan looking for?
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    Un argentino y un venezolano miden su propia inflación con mil millones de precios por día
    Published: May 24, 2016
    Outlet: Infobae (Argentina) (Video)
    Alberto Cavallo y Roberto Rigobon, economistas del MIT, comenzaron con la web Inflación Verdadera tras la intervención del Indec, pero ahora estiman la suba de precios todos los días en más de 60 países.
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    The Puerto Rico bill is good for the bondholders
    Published: May 24, 2016
    Outlet: Politico (Opinion Piece)
    Simon Johnson is a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. He and Mark A. Cymrot write, "After failing to make a scheduled bond payment on May 2, Puerto Rico is rapidly heading toward a broader default..."
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    How to start the 'Uber of the next big thing'
    Published: May 24, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    Richard Schmalensee is the Howard J. Professor of Management and Economics, Emeritus at MIT, and served as dean of MIT Sloan for nine years. He and David S. Evans write, "Identify a big market friction and figure out how to reduce it, a lot. That's often the matchmaker's path to great success."
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    Cómo lograr un cambio con los datos masivos
    Published: May 24, 2016
    Outlet: La República (Colombia) (Opinion Piece)
    Lee Ullmann es Director de la Oficina para América latina de MIT Sloan. El escribe, "'Big data' es un término que hace mucho ruido estos días. Se recomienda a las empresas que aprovechen la gran cantidad de datos producidos a nivel global, ya que con esto lograrán una mayor rentabilidad y productividad..."
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    MIT CIO: Cooperation vs. competition in the digital ecosystem
    Published: May 20, 2016
    Outlet: TechTarget - SearchCIO
    If corporate life is a bowl of ripe peaches, brace yourself. Peter Weill, senior research scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management, used the summer fruit as a metaphor to describe how traditional corporations are eyed by smaller, lither startups and financial technology companies.
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    10 must-read economics stories of the week
    Published: May 19, 2016
    Outlet: World Economic Forum
    Jennifer Blanke, Chief Economist at the World Economic Forum, recommends reading, "Why is digitization failing to raise productivity growth rates?" in the MIT Sloan Management Review.
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    Allergic to peanuts? A new device could scan your food for you.
    Published: May 19, 2016
    Outlet: Fortune
    “I had never had issues with food and, in college, I found out I had all these issues with gluten, eggs, dairy and soy,” says Shireen Yates, co-founder and CEO of Nima, which was formerly called 6SensorLabs. There isn't a clear reason why the number of people with food allergies is growing but it does underscore the need for products like Nima, according to Yates, a 32-year-old MIT Sloan MBA graduate.
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    MIT boosts resources for entrepreneurs as startup "fever" rages
    Published: May 19, 2016
    Outlet: Xconomy Boston
    When MIT senior lecturer Bill Aulet was working toward a master's degree in business and entrepreneurial marketing at MIT around 1993, he wanted to hold a panel discussion on campus featuring three successful entrepreneurs. But he got pushback from MIT administrators, who told him to “tone it down,” he says. “They would not sponsor it and did not want it on campus,” Aulet says.
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    Lessons from Kunduz: Prevent disaster by paying attention to the little picture
    Published: May 18, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    Steven Spear, a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan, teaches courses about managing complex, dynamic systems for exemplary performance to graduate students and executives at MIT. He writes, "In October 2015, an American AC-130 gunship rained devastating fire on a Doctors Without Borders hospital (Médecins Sans Frontières or “MSF”), killing 42..."
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    The gig economy benefits 'superstar' employees, says MIT panelist
    Published: May 18, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal - CIO Journal
    Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, chaired an academic keynote panel on the gig economy at the 16th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. Fiona Murray, professor of entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan, said that the gig economy works for “superstar” workers, like a data scientist, but not for all.
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    The Business Case for Good Jobs
    Published: May 18, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Experts (Video)
    Zeynep Ton, MIT Sloan Professor and author of The Good Jobs Strategy, took part in a live conversation on how operational excellence enables companies to offer low prices to customers while ensuring good jobs for their employees and superior results for their investors. Also appearing on the program were Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor and James Sinegal, co-founder and former CEO of Costco. The Business Case for Good Jobs is a part of the MIT Sloan Expert Series.
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    Real urban rebound - just not in the rust belt (yet)
    Published: May 18, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes
    A study by Mercedes Delgado of the MIT Sloan School of Management and Kimberly Zeuli of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, looked at the relationship between industry clusters and employment growth in cities between 2003-2011.
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    Would a 'Brexit' matter to America? A former British diplomat on what's at stake
    Published: May 18, 2016
    Outlet: WBUR's Cognoscenti (Opinion Piece)
    Phil Budden is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and diplomatic advisor to MIT's Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP). In two decades as a British diplomat, Budden focused on Britain's membership in the EU and, post-9/11, was posted to the British Embassy in Washington before serving as Consul General to New England.
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    How MIT is teaching regions around the world to unlock their entrepreneurial potential
    Published: May 17, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes
    MIT REAP was founded in 2012 by Bill Aulet, Scott Stern, Fiona Murray, and Ed Roberts, based on MIT's expertise in the ‘science of innovation,' i.e. a robust, evidence-based understanding of the innovation process at the regional level that defines what works, in practice, for accelerating innovation-driven entrepreneurship.
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    Research: You have fewer friends than you think
    Published: May 17, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Alex "Sandy" Pentland is the director of MIT's Human Dynamics Laboratory and the MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program. He writes, "When we analyzed self-reported relationship surveys from several experiments around the world, we found that while most people assume friendships are two-way, only about half of friendships are indeed reciprocal."
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    Money market funds in China become less systemically risky
    Published: May 17, 2016
    Outlet: RealClearMarkets (Opinion Piece)
    Robert Pozen is the former chairman of MFS Investment Management and a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "Last year, China's stock market took a tumble, which sent shock waves through the global securities markets. Now, money market funds are booming in China and could present the next systemic risk."
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    MIT professor: 'Pressures are building' in contract dispute between Verizon, employees
    Published: May 17, 2016
    Outlet: WBUR's Morning Edition (Audio)
    About 40,000 workers on the East Coast are on strike. They've been without a contract for the past 10 months, and they say Verizon is trying to cut their pensions and change work rules. Verizon says it has to offset increasing health care and retirement costs. Professor Tom Kochan, co-director of MIT's Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research, joined Morning Edition to discuss the contract dispute.
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    China will start the world's largest carbon trading market
    Published: May 16, 2016
    Outlet: Scientific American
    "China is a complicated place. You need to know how things actually work in the provinces," said Henry Jacoby, a professor of applied economics at MIT. One of the reasons for using more market tools, Jacoby thinks, is that "they're trying to use this to get under control some of the big old rust-bucket industries they've got."
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    Three reasons why CIOs are embracing 'bubble-up' technology
    Published: May 16, 2016
    Outlet: Data Informed (Opinion Piece)
    Jill Soley holds a BS and MBA from MIT. She writes, "Only 19 percent of small businesses have an internal IT staff, and while 86 percent of medium businesses have an IT person on hand, most are typically tech generalists. This limits the depth and breadth of the software SMBs can implement. This can be especially restrictive to business growth in the big data era."
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    Win or lose, Trump could cause a recession
    Published: May 16, 2016
    Outlet: Reuters (Opinion Piece)
    Simon Johnson is a professor at MIT Sloan School of Management and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. He writes, "The question of the moment is: If GOP front-runner Donald Trump were to be elected president, what would he do?" Johnson can be followed on Twitter @baselinescene.
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    Facebook hires head of e-commerce for MENA and Pakistan
    Published: May 15, 2016
    Outlet: ITP.net
    Facebook has appointed Shant Oknayan as head of e-commerce, retail, and online services at Facebook in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan. Oknayan holds an MBA from MIT Sloan.
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    Blind executive navigates MBA challenge at MIT Sloan
    Published: May 15, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times
    "We have a running joke that MIT should probably be giving a degree to Denise, too,” says Nelson Repenning, who teaches system dynamics. He admits he was sceptical that Mr. Bellantoni would be able to grasp the material in his course, which is visually oriented. “I don't know how he pulled it off.”
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    2016 Best MBAs: Ellen Rice Staten, MIT Sloan
    Published: May 15, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    "There is power in differences, especially when they come together. Everyone in business school is incredibly talented and smart. But we all have different strengths. No one is great at everything. But, when we bring those strengths together in a collaborative environment, ideas can turn into some of the greatest inventions and generate the creation of some of the most innovative organizations," says Ellen Rice Staten.
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    2016 Best MBAs: Brian Kirk, MIT Sloan
    Published: May 15, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    “Business school gave me a new medium to discover myself, reassess my personal and professional priorities, and really push myself to do more…I feel as though MIT Sloan has helped me lay another brick in my road of self-discovery every day,” says Brian Kirk.
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    University business-plan competitions for fun, cash, and (maybe) profit
    Published: May 14, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    160 companies have been launched from MIT's $100K Entrepreneurship Competition, dubbed grandfather of all business-plan competitions, since it started in 1990.
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    World's top 30 education professionals for 2016
    Published: May 13, 2016
    Outlet: Global Gurus
    Otto Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan. He is founding chair of the Presencing Institute, chairs the MIT IDEAS program, helps groups of diverse stakeholders from business, government, and civil society to innovate at the level of the whole system, and co-founded the Global Wellbeing and Gross National Happiness (GNH) Lab.
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    A billion prices can't be wrong
    Published: May 13, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times
    The Billion Prices Project and its commercial arm PriceStats are both collaborations between MIT economists Albert Cavallo and Roberto Rigobon. “Billion Prices” sounds hyperbolic but that is the number of prices collected each week by the project, from hundreds of retailers in more than 60 countries.
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    Renovated Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship mimics startup offices
    Published: May 12, 2016
    Outlet: Xconomy Boston
    “A lot of our students want to start companies out of school,” says Tommy Long, the center's chief of staff. “We wanted to give them a little bit of a taste of what a startup environment is like.” The 26-year-old center aims to be a resource and connector for MIT students across all disciplines and grade levels who are aiming to become effective entrepreneurs.
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    MIT's $100K winner: A medtech device that detects cancer from breath
    Published: May 12, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno
    MIT held the finale to its annual $100K Launch Competition on May 11, and eight carefully selected startups pitched for a shot at, you guessed it, $100,000. Astraeus Technologies, a medtech venture, was named the ultimate winner – and this is not the first time the startup has had a taste of victory.
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    MIT startup lets seniors enter the world of virtual reality
    Published: May 12, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    Gorman owes her world travels to Reed Hayes, 28, and Dennis Lally, 27, two MIT Sloan School of Management graduate students whose startup, Rendever Health, is developing virtual reality programs to provide entertainment in assisted living facilities, and down the road, to test and treat seniors for the effects of aging.
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    Seven ways to get the most out of an MBA
    Published: May 12, 2016
    Outlet: CNBC
    It's crucial for students to stay in their "stretch zone" rather than their comfort zone, said Maura Herson, MIT Sloan School of Management's MBA program director.
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    Has China's coal use peaked? Here's how to read the tea leaves
    Published: May 12, 2016
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    Valerie J. Karplus is Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management at MIT Sloan School of Management. She writes, "As the largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, how much coal China is burning is of global interest..."
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    부서 간 칸막이 뛰어넘는 리더가 되라
    Published: May 11, 2016
    Outlet: Economy Chosun (Korea)
    더글러스 레디(Douglas Ready) 미국 MIT 경영대학원 교수는 전사적 리더십에 대해 오랫동안글로벌 기업들을 대상으로 연구와 자문을 해왔다. 레디 교수는 1991년 경영 자문과 경영자 교육을 위해 기업, 경영대학원, 컨설턴트 등 전문가를 연결시켜주는 ‘경영자 발전 연구를 위한국제 컨소시엄(ICEDR)'을 창립해 회장을 맡고있다. 경영학계의 오스카상이라 불리는 ‘싱커스50(Thinkers 50)'에 2013년과 2015년 각각 선정되기도 했다. 레디 교수와 이메일로 인터뷰했다.
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    In Cambridge, MIT will train IBM's Watson on cybercrime
    Published: May 11, 2016
    Outlet: Boston Business Journal
    "The concerns are increasing dramatically, but the supply of trained workforces who understand how to deal with these issues is lacking," said Stuart Madnick, a professor of engineering systems at MIT's School of Engineering and a partner on the IBM Watson project.
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    Antibiotics, retirement savings, short-term memory
    Published: May 10, 2016
    Outlet: BYUradio's Top of Mind (Audio)
    Robert Pozen is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He says there is one thing the government could do that would help many Americans get back on track with their retirement, and it doesn't have anything to do with social security.
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    Antibiotics, retirement savings, short-term memory
    Published: May 10, 2016
    Outlet: BYUradio's Top of Mind (Audio)
    Robert Pozen is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He says there is one thing the government could do that would help many Americans get back on track with their retirement , and it doesn't have anything to do with social security.
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    Cambridge Democrat challenging incumbent Pat Jehlen
    Published: May 9, 2016
    Outlet: Medford Transcript
    The recipient of masters degrees in business from the MIT Sloan School of Management and government from the Kennedy School of Government, Cheung cited his experience with the “innovation economy” and the Cambridge City Council as attributes.
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    Meet the MIT MBA behind The Gaza Strip's first startup accelerator
    Published: May 9, 2016
    Outlet: BusinessBecause
    Ryan Sturgill is an MBA graduate from MIT Sloan and CEO of Gaza Sky Geeks, Gaza's first start-up accelerator. The Google-backed, Mercy Corps initiative provides Gaza's entrepreneurs with a co-working space, a tech-focused incubator and all the infrastructure needed to support their businesses.
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    Peer-to-peer lending attracts institutional investors
    Published: May 9, 2016
    Outlet: Marketplace (Audio)
    The original idea was that regular folks who need money could go to Lending Club or Prosper and connect with regular folks who had money. That still happens, but these days, lots of money is coming in big blocks from big institutional investors. “They basically want to get the maximum bang for their buck, so they are willing to take on this risk,” said Rajkamal Iyer, a finance professor at MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    Cuando la clase creativa decide hacer ciudad
    Published: May 9, 2016
    Outlet: Economía y Negocios (Source: El Mercurio, Chile; Opinion Piece)
    Carlos Osorio is an International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan, researching methods for enabling innovation learning. He writes, "El reciente índice de calidad de vida de ciudades chilenas sorprendió a muchos con el décimo lugar de Valdivia. ¿Qué puede explicar subir 27 puestos en tres años?"
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    Big data targets best cancer treatments
    Published: May 9, 2016
    Outlet: Healthcare Business Daily News
    When his father was diagnosed with Stage 4 gastric cancer in 2007, Dimitris Bertsimas, co-director of the Operations Research Center at MIT Sloan School of Management, did what any son would do. He took his father to the best cancer centers in the region for three opinions. That's when the confusion began.
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    ACHS fue reconocida por el MIT como caso de estudio
    Published: May 8, 2016
    Outlet: El Mercurio (Chile)
    Ejecutivos de la Asociación Chilena de Seguridad (ACH) viajaron a Boston para exponer en una clase del curso "My Leadership Story", ("Mi historia de liderazgo"), en la cual estudiantes del programa Leaders for Global Operations del Massachusetts Institute of Technology analizaron como caso el proceso de modernización de la ACHS.
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    By land and by water, MIT celebrates 100 years in Cambridge
    Published: May 7, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    A bystander waved at the MIT Dome Raft, built by the EMBA Class of 2017, as it crossed the Charles River.
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    MIT prize winners help microgrids speak a common language
    Published: May 7, 2016
    Outlet: Scientific American
    This month, microgrid control technology took center stage at the MIT Clean Energy Prize with Helia Technologies winning the $100,000 grand prize. The Helia team consists of MIT alumni and current students. Their winning technology – the “Heila IQ” distributed controller – is a universal control hub designed to monitor and control microgrid systems.
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    What Facebook's latest stock move means for investors and the SEC
    Published: May 7, 2016
    Outlet: Fortune (Opinion Piece)
    Charles Kane is a senior lecturer in international finance and entrepreneurial studies at MIT Sloan. He writes, "Activist investors are fundamentally changing the investment market. They accumulate enough stock in publicly traded companies to influence who sits on the board, then pressure the management and board to focus on short-term returns at the expense of long-term investment..."
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    MIT Sloan alum connects hard up nonprofits with deep-pocketed millennials
    Published: May 6, 2016
    Outlet: MetroMBA
    MIT Sloan's blog recently published an article on 2013 MBA graduate Isa Watson's giving company Envested, which connects local Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based nonprofits to philanthropic millennials.
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    MIT Professor Dimitris Bertsimas on cancer treatment data
    Published: May 6, 2016
    Outlet: The Financial Exchange (Audio)
    Larry Kudlow speaks with Dimitris Bertsimas, the Boeing Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Operations Research at MIT Sloan, about using big data to inform cancer treatment decisions. Bertsimas says, "Humans do not think in large data..."
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    Brexit advocates: Heed the tale of Herb Kelleher
    Published: May 6, 2016
    Outlet: Reuters
    Christian Catalini of MIT Sloan and his two co-authors examined the working patterns and productivity of academic scientists in the United States as Southwest expanded between 1993 and 2010. As the airline muscled in on a new route, ticket prices typically fell by around 20 percent, while passenger numbers rose by twice that rate.
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    Collaboration: The geography of discovery
    Published: May 5, 2016
    Outlet: Nature
    “Lots of people want to write this story that clusters used to matter in the past, but they don't matter anymore,” says Scott Stern, an economist of innovation and entrepreneurship at MIT. “For advanced economies and advanced science, location still seems to play a tremendously important role.”
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    Borrowing for your college from your Uncle Sam
    Published: May 5, 2016
    Outlet: The Hill (Opinion Piece)
    Doug Criscitello is Executive Director of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy at MIT Sloan. He writes, "Let's consider student loans for a moment. Many of the candidates for president have promised relief of some sort from the high cost of college tuition..."
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    We should embrace robots, not fear them
    Published: May 5, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times (Opinion Piece)
    Andrew McAfee is a principal research scientist at MIT and co-author of ‘The Second Machine Age.' He writes, "The fact that the Financial Times special series on robots has been framed around the question “Robots: Friend or foe?” is fascinating to me."
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    «Es führt kein Weg am Grundeinkommen vorbei»
    Published: May 4, 2016
    Outlet: GDI (Switzerland) (Video)
    Kein Grund zur Eile, sagt MIT-Professor Erik Brynjolfsson: «Die Roboter-Revolution hat gerade erst begonnen, die Maschinen werden mehr und mehr Fähigkeiten erlangen, von der Identifizierung von Strassenschildern bis zum Entlarven von Kreditbetrügern.
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    Ballotcraft's Dennis Jiang on creating a fantasy politics game
    Published: May 4, 2016
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Audio)
    Dennis Jiang, CEO and Co-founder of Ballotcraft, holds a BA from Stanford and an MBA from MIT Sloan. He speaks about Ballotcraft, a fantasy politics game where thousands of players use fake money to buy "shares" in candidates.
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    Why winner-takes-all thinking doesn't apply to Silicon Valley
    Published: May 4, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Richard Schmalensee is the Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management and Economics, Emeritus, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He and David S. Evans write, "Yahoo's core business is worth next to nothing, and buyers are struggling to see if there's any there there. Twitter's market cap just plummeted after a bad earnings report..."
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    How Donald Trump could suppress his critics using political prosecutions
    Published: May 4, 2016
    Outlet: The Telegraph (Opinion Piece)
    Simon Johnson is a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and former chief economist of the IMF. He writes, "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump remarked recently that he would like to change the law to make it easier to bring cases against his critics..."
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    You can prevent a 'Panama Papers' scandal at your law firm
    Published: May 3, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Lou Shipley is a lecturer at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan. He writes, "The data breach at the law firm of Mossack Fonseca in Panama sent shock waves around the world recently with the prime minister of Iceland stepping aside, Swiss authorities raiding the headquarters of the Union of European Football Associations, and relatives of the president of China linked to offshore companies."
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    Shopping online probably won't save you money
    Published: May 3, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    Alberto Cavallo is a professor at MIT Sloan. He writes, 'If you're a bargain hunter, it's common to spend time researching prices before making purchases. After all, you wouldn't want to buy a washing machine at your local Lowes store only to find a lower price offered on Lowes.com. However, I found in a recent study that retailers' offline and online prices are the same more than 70% of the time.
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    Análise - O futuro do Brasil é incerto, mas há futuro
    Published: May 2, 2016
    Outlet: Estadão (Brazil) (Opinion Piece)
    Bruno Santos é mestrando em administração pública em Harvard e faz MBA no MIT, Felipe Michel Braga fez o mestrado em Educação em Stanford, e Felipe Oriá faz o mestrado em políticas públicas em Harvard.
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    Here are the final eight startups competing in the MIT $100K
    Published: May 2, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno
    On May 11, MIT will host the finale to its annual $100K competition, where student ventures will throw down their business plans and battle it out for the chance to win, you guessed it, $100,000.
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    Mastering difficult situations through negotiation -- in life and at work
    Published: May 2, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes (Opinion Piece) (Video)
    Hal Gregerson is the Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan. He writes, "Life is a series of negotiations. Whether we realize it or not, we negotiate all day, every day..."
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