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  • Amazon and Whole Foods: Follow the strategy (and the money)
    Published: October 1, 2017
    Outlet: Communications of the AMC (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Michael A. Cusumano writes: "The value of this acquisition will be in how effectively and broadly Amazon is able to utilize the new physical platform it is buying."
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    Making economic sanctions on North Korea work
    Published: September 20, 2017
    Outlet: Project Syndicate (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Yasheng Huang writes: "The nuclear threat posed by North Korea is serious, immediate, and requires a bold response. This is not the time to be constrained by conventions and ideology; it is the time to do whatever is needed to defuse nuclear tensions and protect the lives of those in the Kim regime's crosshairs."
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    Hospitals, patients can co-design flexible payment plans with AffordPlan
    Published: September 19, 2017
    Outlet: BW Businessworld (India)
    AffordPlan has been leveraging financial technology to make healthcare accessible and affordable for millions of Indians. It is accessible through the network hospitals and the online channels. Here are excerpts from an interview with MIT Sloan alum Tejbir Singh, CEO and co-founder of AffordPlan.
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    Solving the world's refugee crises through entrepreneurism
    Published: September 19, 2017
    Outlet: Newton Daily News (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Charles Kane and Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network, write: "Almost every day a new innovative technology to reach consumers appears on the global market. That same innovation can be applied to the refugee crises across the four stages of their journey: At home as the crisis is unfolding; on the move to a known or unknown destination; during transition at a temporary camp; and finally during re-settlement: either back home or in a country."
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    Google's data hoarding is like homeopathy. It doesn't work––study
    Published: September 19, 2017
    Outlet: The Register (UK)
    In a paper published Monday through the National Bureau of Economic Research, Lesley Chiou, an associate professor at Occidental College, and Catherine Tucker, a professor at MIT Sloan, argue that retaining search log data doesn't do much for search quality.
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    Business Book of the Year 2017––the shortlist
    Published: September 19, 2017
    Outlet: Financial Times
    Andrew Lo's ADAPTIVE MARKETS, a critique of the efficient markets hypothesis, is a finalist in this year's Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year.
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    Season 5, Episode 25: Future of Appalachia
    Published: September 18, 2017
    Outlet: VICE News (Video) (Subscription Required)
    VICE's Isobel Yeung goes to the heart of coal country to see what it will take to save Appalachia. The episode features interviews with MIT Sloan's Erik Brynjolfsson who discusses the future of the coal industry and how the region can reinvent itself (19:49).
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    The Washington Post
    Published: September 15, 2017
    Outlet: The Washington Post
    Even during its earliest days in the 1930s, Lego faced intense challenges, according to David C. Robertson, the author of BRICK BY BRICK, a 2013 history of Lego and a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan.
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    Austin official is reprimanded for avoiding meetings with women
    Published: September 15, 2017
    Outlet: The New York Times
    MIT Prof. Thomas Kochan, co-director of the MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research, said women could assert a legal claim of discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 if a supervisor acted “in ways that adversely affect her advancement opportunities, promotion opportunities, learning opportunities and so on,” or if they were “systematically excluded from important meetings and opportunities to do their job effectively, and to learn about how to do their job better.”
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    A biotech company focused on inherited diseases just raised $135 million from a bunch of Wall Street firms
    Published: September 13, 2017
    Outlet: Business Insider
    "Modern drug discovery requires modern business infrastructure," MIT Prof. Andrew Lo said in a news release. "Despite the terrific scientific innovations we've seen in biomedicine, there's been much less innovation on the corporate side. BridgeBio employs a novel structure that combines portfolio diversification with asset-level focus to sustainably develop drugs for genetic disease."
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    Xconomy Award Finalists in the eye of the national drug price debate
    Published: September 13, 2017
    Outlet: Xconomy
    Unlike our first two finalists, Andrew Lo‘s mind isn't always on healthcare. The MIT Sloan professor (a finalist in the Big Idea category) is fascinated by financial innovation of all kinds, as well as the human perception—and misperception—of risk.
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    Will human workers be replaced by robots?
    Published: September 13, 2017
    Outlet: NPR's KJZZ (Audio)
    When the economic discussion turns to artificial intelligence, robots and jobs, fear of the effect on humans is usually the first emotion to emerge. Thomas Kochan isn't quite so pessimistic. He is co-director of MIT's Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research.
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    The value of good management
    Published: September 13, 2017
    Outlet: LSE Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    To what extent does the quality of management matter for a business to be successful? Ask Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen.
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    It's not about the low hanging fruit, it's about the ideas
    Published: September 13, 2017
    Outlet: Financial Times
    In 2012, Robert Gordon famously proposed that growth was stalling because most of the low hanging fruit of innovation had probably already been picked. This “dearth of new ideas” thesis still resonates. A new paper from Stanford's Nicholas Bloom, Charles Jones, Michael Web and MIT's John Van Reenen examines this particular aspect of the innovation quandary. They ask more simply: Are ideas getting harder to find?
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    House GOP plan will boost tax revenue and satisfy businesses
    Published: September 13, 2017
    Outlet: The Hill (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Robert Pozen writes: "Searching for revenue raisers to offset tax cuts, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) has recently suggested a limit on tax deductions by businesses of the interest they pay on bonds and loans. Such a limit, if set at 50 percent of a firm's net interest, is a sound proposal from both policy and budget perspectives."
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    Twenty-one student startups that completed the MIT delta v Program
    Published: September 12, 2017
    Outlet: BostInno
    Remember MIT delta v, the Cambridge-based summer program that aims at teaching students the basics of entrepreneurship? After a peek we were able to take in June, the longtime initiative of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship shared the names of the ventures that just completed the 2017 edition of the program. Here are the 21 student startups that recently presented at Demo Day.
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    As hackers become more destructive, security needs an all-hands approach
    Published: September 12, 2017
    Outlet: Healthcare IT News
    While healthcare organizations proved to be the most promising target for hackers in 2016, with 88 percent of attacks on the industry, this year has become more democratized, according to MIT's Stuart Madnick.
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    Why home care costs too much
    Published: September 12, 2017
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Paul Osterman, author of WHO WILL CARE FOR US? LONG TERM CARE AND THE LONG-TERM WORKFORCE, writes: "In 2015 around 14 million Americans needed long-term care. That number is expected to hit 22 million by 2030. There's an urgent need to find ways of providing good long-term care at a lower cost..."
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    How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing business in 2017
    Published: September 10, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes
    The Boston Consulting Group and MIT Sloan Management Review published a study, "Reshaping Business With Artificial Intelligence," with many fascinating insights. The report, available online, is based on interviews with more than 3,000 business executives, managers, and analysts in 112 countries and 21 industries.
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    La democracia de los datos: Cómo los venezolanos pueden enfrentar las mentiras del gobierno
    Published: September 8, 2017
    Outlet: Infobae América (Argentina) (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Alberto Cavallo writes: "Venezuela, alguna vez uno de los países más ricos de América Latina, parece estar en un subibaja al borde del colapso. Su economía se contrae. Faltan los alimentos. Su moneda —el bolívar— virtualmente no vale nada y la inflación parece fuera de control..."
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    PCAOB probes help companies raise capital
    Published: September 7, 2017
    Outlet: CFO
    Companies audited by PCAOB-inspected auditors “raise significantly more external capital following the disclosure of their auditors' PCAOB inspection report,” writes Nemit Shroff, the author of the study and an associate professor of accounting at MIT Sloan.
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    The Bloomberg Baystate Business Hour: Private equity + writing
    Published: September 7, 2017
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Audio)
    MIT Sloan Lecturer Miro Kazakoff discusses a new survey of the communication and writing skills of MBA candidates. (29:40)
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    What older Americans stand to lose if 'dreamers' are deported
    Published: September 6, 2017
    Outlet: The New York Times
    “It's going to have a real impact on consumers,” MIT Sloan Prof. Paul Osterman, author of a new book on long-term care workers, said of the DACA move. The health care field's reliance on immigrant labor makes it particularly vulnerable. According to census data Osterman analyzed, more than one-quarter of home health aides in 2015 were immigrants.
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    Why home care work doesn't make ends meet
    Published: September 6, 2017
    Outlet: The Huffington Post
    Leaders across sectors are failing to recognize that strengthening direct care jobs would improve care and reduce health care costs. The result? Workers can't make ends meet, and elders can't find paid caregivers. These are the arguments economist, writer and MIT Sloan Prof. Paul Osterman explores in his new book, WHO WILL CARE FOR US? LONG-TERM CARE AND THE LONG-TERM WORKFORCE.
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    Simon Johnson on lessons from the Asian Financial Crisis
    Published: September 5, 2017
    Outlet: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Pacific Exchanges (Podcast)
    In the fourth episode of its series on the Asian Financial Crisis, Pacific Exchanges Podcast talked with MIT Sloan Prof. Simon Johnson, a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and former Chief Economist of the IMF. Johnson has written numerous articles on both the Asian Financial Crisis and the global financial crisis.
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    Don't be surprised by the explosion near Houston. We've cut corners on chemical safety for years
    Published: September 5, 2017
    Outlet: Fortune (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Nicholas Ashford writes: "No one is expecting chemical production, manufacturing, and storage to magically transform into a completely safe process overnight. But government at all levels should hasten the adoption of common-sense, inherently safer rules to save lives, and to protect businesses and communities.”
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    MIT looks at how millennials communicate
    Published: September 5, 2017
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    Miro Kazakoff, an MIT lecturer in managerial communications, surveyed 311 students (75%) of the incoming MBA class. Kara Blackburn, senior lecturer at MIT Sloan, coauthored the survey. Here are some highlights from the students, most of whom have experience in the corporate world...
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    What parts of the workforce might be safe from robots?
    Published: September 5, 2017
    Outlet: NPR (Audio)
    To kick off our series "Is My Job Safe?" NPR's Ari Shapiro asks Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, whether artificial intelligence is threatening our jobs.
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    A new social contract for work
    Published: September 1, 2017
    Outlet: Boston Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Thomas Kochan and Cornell's Lee Dyer make the argument for "a new social contract for work capable of meeting the expectations and obligations that workers, employers, and society in general hold for work and employment."
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    Shaping the future of work: Changing the American economy and employment system with Thomas Kochan
    Published: September 1, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review
    MIT Sloan Prof. Tom Kochan joins hosts Nick Ashburn and Sherryl Kuhlman to discuss his new book SHAPING THE FUTURE OF WORK: A HANDBOOK FOR ACTION AND A NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT and his comprehensive strategy for changing the course the American economy and employment system to build a more inclusive economy on Dollars and Change.
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    Robots won't steal all our jobs, if employers and workers adapt
    Published: August 31, 2017
    Outlet: PBS (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Paul Osterman writes: "Over the next two decades, we need to prepare people to enter the large number of jobs that will be available due to the retirement of baby boomers..."
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    Guzmán: "Los argentinos quieren dejar la agricultura, pero ahí tienen ventaja"
    Published: August 30, 2017
    Outlet: El Cronista (Argentina)
    Investigador y profesor del Sloan School of Management del MIT, Jorge Guzmán busca entender el desarrollo de emprendimientos desde una perspectiva macroeconómica, regional y de estrategia corporativa.
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    The 2017 Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize
    Published: August 30, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review
    This year's Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize goes to the summer 2016 MIT SMR article by Emilio J. Castilla, “Achieving Meritocracy in the Workplace.” MIT Sloan Prof. Castilla found that managers who believe their organization has formal mechanisms to ensure meritocracy are more likely to display the biases that such systems are designed to forestall.
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    Home health care: Shouldn't it be work worth doing?
    Published: August 29, 2017
    Outlet: The New York Times
    MIT Sloan's Paul Osterman calculates that if nothing is done to draw more workers into the field, there will be a shortage of at least 350,000 paid care providers by 2040.
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    MBA application: Six of the best US business schools for social impact
    Published: August 29, 2017
    Outlet: BusinessBecause
    Jason Jay, director of MIT Sloan's Sustainability Initiative says: “Every student who comes to MIT Sloan gets some exposure to thinking about the big social and environmental issues, 80% of them take at least one elective in sustainability, and more than 1/3 of MIT Sloan students take three or more electives in sustainability.”
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    You fix it: Can you stay within the world's carbon budget?
    Published: August 29, 2017
    Outlet: The New York Times
    This climate simulator lets you explore more than 8,100 climate scenarios, based on a model developed by Climate Interactive and MIT Sloan, including John Sterman, Ellie Johnston and Lori Siegel.
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    What are your insurance options in this market?
    Published: August 29, 2017
    Outlet: CNBC (Video)
    Investors would be wise to review prospects for diversification, hedging or insurance in today's markets, says Robert Merton, distinguished professor of Finance at MIT Sloan.
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    How the father of arbitrage pricing theory influenced Wall Street
    Published: August 29, 2017
    Outlet: Knowledge@Wharton (Podcast)
    This year's winner of the Wharton-Jacobs Levy Prize for Quantitative Financial Innovation, an award given to leading lights in the world of finance, is former Wharton and MIT Sloan Prof. Stephen Alan Ross. Many in the field consider him to be one of the most important thinkers in modern finance. In March, Ross died at 73, shortly after he was announced as the winner of the prize.
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    The future of work - August 28, 2017
    Published: August 28, 2017
    Outlet: Kansas State University's Perspective (Podcast)
    For decades, there has been a continual growth in the income gap between rich and poor. And that increasing gap has been accompanied by deep social and political divisions. Thomas Kochan, co-director of the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research, thinks the U.S. is paying a severe price for its failure to update policies, institutions and practices governing employment relations.
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    Stillwater native helping veterans survive battlefield wounds
    Published: August 28, 2017
    Outlet: Times Union
    Retired Staff Sgt. Kevin Flike, who was critically wounded while serving as a Green Beret in the war in Afghanistan, is helping soldiers and veterans survive their battlefield wounds by sharing his long survival journey. Flike holds an MBA from MIT Sloan.
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    The pioneering MBAs in the class of 2019
    Published: August 27, 2017
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    "I chose MIT because of its commitment to innovation. As a product designer, I've always worked in creative teams. I wanted an MBA program that embraced analytical thinking along with design thinking – creativity is in MIT's DNA," says MIT Sloan MBA '19 Rosa Glenn.
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    What's the key to winning hearts and minds?
    Published: August 26, 2017
    Outlet: Psychology Today (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Jason Jay and Gabriel Grant, a doctoral candidate at Yale's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, write: "One overarching lesson we have learned from our research at MIT and Yale is that you can't change someone else's mind or their habits..."
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    The launch of the new space age
    Published: August 25, 2017
    Outlet: WGBH's Innovation Hub (Audio)
    It seems like space travel is finally moving away from being completely dominated by NASA and other government agencies. But what exactly does that mean, both for the future of space travel and the business of space? I-Hub producer Marc Sollinger went to MIT's New Space Age Conference to find out. He spoke with Barret Schlegelmilch [LGO, ‘18], one of the conference's student organizers (6:25).
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    From MIT Sloan to the Chicago Cubs
    Published: August 24, 2017
    Outlet: Poets & Quants for Undergrads
    Austin Filiere's six-year deal and $144,000 signing bonus have brought him closer than ever to fulfilling his dream of having a full-time professional baseball playing career, but in the meantime he's set to achieve his other dream this fall by graduating, ahead of schedule, from MIT Sloan with a bachelor's degree in business analytics.
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    Ed Roberts, "Startup Prof," Ep. 22
    Published: August 24, 2017
    Outlet: Angel Invest Boston (Audio)
    MIT Sloan's Ed Roberts started the scholarly study of startups. Learn from this brilliant academic pioneer and seasoned investor about the keys to success in founding a tech company.
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    Savvy Westerners lured East for their MBAs
    Published: August 24, 2017
    Outlet: Nikkei Asian Review (Japan)
    Asia School of Business (ASB) has a collaboration with MIT Sloan. The 20-month MBA course at ASB incorporates an "action learning" program that sends teams of students on a series of in-house "consultancies" to partner companies, both in Malaysia or abroad, to work on specific business problems and strategies.
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    Here’s how Republicans and Democrats can come together to fix health care
    Published: August 23, 2017
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Robert Pozen writes: "Congress should adopt narrower amendments to the Affordable Care Act, which would stabilize the health-care insurance system and constrain the premium increases for patients. Here’s my evaluation of the six health-care proposals by the House coalition, followed by five more proposals in the same reformist spirit, and my recommendations..."
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    The Bloomberg Baystate Business Hour: Economists and authors
    Published: August 23, 2017
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Audio)
    MIT Sloan's Thomas Kochan discusses his new book, SHAPING THE FUTURE OF WORK, and his research on employers, minimum wage, the Market Basket employee standoff and the future of unions. (11:40)
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    Conoce la plataforma "Jump", ideal para emprendedores
    Published: August 23, 2017
    Outlet: Emol TV (Chile) (Video)
    El software es gratis y de fácil acceso para quienes estén comenzando un negocio, o con ganas de emprender. El profesor del MIT, Juan Pablo Vielma, nos entrega los beneficios de esta plataforma.
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    Here's how MIT is backing African entrepreneurship
    Published: August 22, 2017
    Outlet: Disrupt Africa (Videos)
    Disrupt Africa caught up with Fiona Murray, associate dean for innovation and co-director of the MIT Innovation Initiative at MIT Sloan, to discuss the school’s approach to supporting entrepreneurship, including the programmes that have been making an impact for Africa-focused and global entrepreneurs.
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    If the CEO is overpaid, blame the compensation committee
    Published: August 21, 2017
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Robert Pozen and S.P. Kothari write: "Setting executive pay will always be a tricky process, since the goal is to reflect performance while attracting top talent. To help shareholders accurately judge pay packages, compensation committees must use clearer and more standardized metrics."
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    Can corporate America afford to walk away from President Trump?
    Published: August 21, 2017
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Neal Hartman writes: "After campaigning as the candidate best able to work with business, President Donald Trump has shown he is anything but. A stream of resignations from high-level business counsels hit a crescendo recently when Trump was forced to disband two executive councils..."
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    My career path from HFT cop to investment banker to hedge fund PM to data startup
    Published: August 18, 2017
    Outlet: eFinancialCareers
    John Collins decided to enter MIT Sloan’s two-year MBA program, where he worked with the Center for Collective Intelligence to assess the impact of social sentiment on the stock market, specifically publicly listed renewable energy companies. He coded a fully automated trading system to test the sentiment signals with live capital.
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    The four ways to manage digital talent and why two of them don't work
    Published: August 17, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan CISR Research Scientists Kristine Dery and Ina Sebastian write: "Digital has not only forced us to reimagine where and when work is done, but also who is going to do it. Digital leaders are experiencing new challenges as they compete for digital talent that is in high demand..."
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    How gatorade invented new products by revisiting old ones
    Published: August 17, 2017
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Lecturer David Robertson writes: "Too often the preoccupation with finding or creating shiny new products can cause you to take your eye off your most profitable and lowest-risk opportunity: reviving your current product by innovating around it."
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    Modern apothecary
    Published: August 16, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Technology Review
    Elliot Cohen was home visiting his family during his second year at MIT Sloan when he made the decision. He and his mom had been having a spirited discussion in the kitchen, and he wanted to include his dad. “I think he's upstairs filling his pillbox,” his mother said. His father, who'd had quadruple-bypass surgery when Cohen was in high school, took a host of medications for multiple ailments...
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    Jeff Bezos's initial focus on books constitutes the greatest execution of a beachhead marketing strategy ever
    Published: August 16, 2017
    Outlet: Entrepreneur (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Bill Aulet writes: "Bezos's initial focus on books constitutes the greatest execution of a beachhead marketing strategy ever. By creating a narrow and winnable focus for his first product, Bezos was able to build the fundamentals of his company, and create a launching pad for Amazon to grow into different markets over time..."
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    Getting to 2°
    Published: August 16, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Technology Review
    World Climate Simulation is a negotiation exercise that uses a simulator to show participants the outcomes of their decisions in real time. It's led by MIT Sloan professor John Sterman, PhD '82, and Andrew Jones, SM '97, of Climate Interactive; the pair developed the exercise and simulator, known as C-ROADS, over a decade ago to make climate learning visceral. “New information doesn't change thinking on climate,” Jones says. “New experiences do.”
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    Shaping the future of work
    Published: August 15, 2017
    Outlet: KCBX's IdeaSphere (Audio)
    Through his research, MIT Sloan Prof. Thomas Kochan demonstrates that fundamental changes in the quality of employee and labor-management relations need to be seriously addressed. Kochan and Lee Dyer, Emeritus Professor at Cornell University, wrote the recently published SHAPING THE FUTURE OF WORK: A HANDBOOK FOR ACTION AND A NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT.
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    It's time to found a new republic
    Published: August 15, 2017
    Outlet: Foreign Policy (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Daron Acemoglu and Simon Johnson write: "Most Americans tend to believe that they've lived under the same form of government, more or less, since the country was founded in late 1700s. They're mistaken..."
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    Beer's role in innovation
    Published: August 15, 2017
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Joe Hadzima writes: "Many great—or seemingly great—ideas come to fruition during the course of drinking a beer. When you're out with the guys (or girls), one or two cold ones could have you rhapsodizing about how you're going to change the world..."
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    Artificial intelligence will soon shop for you--but is that a good thing?
    Published: August 15, 2017
    Outlet: WBUR (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Renée Gosline writes: "Machine learning, the new frontier of data science, learns from human behavior, both good and bad. And as a result, we may be more susceptible to nudges and prods that might not be in our best interests..."
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    Business Book of the Year 2017--the longlist
    Published: August 13, 2017
    Outlet: Financial Times
    Titles about the relentless march of technology dominate the Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. Andrew Lo's ADAPTIVE MARKETS, a critique of the “efficient markets hypothesis” that John Authers called “dazzling in both its erudition and its charm,” makes the category of longlisted books that are likely to be as compelling for investors as executives.
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    The outsourced mind
    Published: August 11, 2017
    Outlet: TEDx Suffolk University (Video)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer and Research Scientist Renée Gosline's main research interests are in how heuristics bias our decision-making, and how technology affects these choices.
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    How do you fix a school-bus problem? Call MIT
    Published: August 11, 2017
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal
    A trio of MIT researchers—Dimitris Bertsimas, co-director of MIT's Operations Research Center and doctoral students Arthur Delarue and Sebastien Martin—recently tackled a tricky vehicle-routing problem when they set out to improve the efficiency of the Boston Public Schools bus system.
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    My VC summer: Three MBA internship lessons
    Published: August 9, 2017
    Outlet: Poets & Quants (Opinion Piece)
    MBA '18 candidate Joaquin Dufeu writes: "February 2017: I'm in the middle of my first year in MIT Sloan's MBA program, and unlike most of my classmates, I don't have a summer internship lined up. If you are in the process of earning your MBA or have already earned one, you'll know that this time of year is recruiting season..."
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    Inteligencia artificial y el futuro del trabajo
    Published: August 8, 2017
    Outlet: Inteligencia artificial y el futuro del trabajo
    Tom Kochan, Profesor en la Escuela de Management Sloan del MIT, escribe: “No hay dudas de que la IA eliminará algunos trabajos, pero también creará otros nuevos.”
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    How does Amazon stay at day one?
    Published: August 8, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Hal Gregerson and Brigham Young Prof. Jeff Dyer write: "If you wonder how Amazon keeps up its torrid pace of launching new products and services, you're looking at the heart of it..."
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    How we rank the most innovative companies 2017
    Published: August 8, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Hal Gregerson and Brigham Young Prof. Jeff Dyer explain how they formed the World's Most Innovative Companies list, using the wisdom of the crowd. Their method relies on investors' ability to identify firms they expect to be innovative now and in the future.
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    Data-driven portfolios power 'home-run' exits in MIT study
    Published: August 8, 2017
    Outlet: Wall Street Journal
    Packing an early-stage portfolio with measurably high-volatility companies that have high-scoring features raises the probability of lucrative exits through either acquisitions or initial public offerings, according to the new study by MIT Sloan Prof. Tauhid Zaman and doctoral student David Scott Hunter.
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    MIT Sloan Women's Week events on tap in six cities for prospective female MBA applicants
    Published: August 7, 2017
    Outlet: Clearadmit
    At MIT Sloan, advancing women in leadership is a core commitment. For starters, the student-led group MIT Sloan Women in Management offers female MBA students a range of opportunities to help propel their careers. Sloan also puts on an annual Women's Week to showcase for prospective female applicants just what the Sloan MBA student experience is like, as well as the many paths its accomplished alumnae pursue.
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    What Blue Apron needs to do to survive the threat of Amazon
    Published: August 7, 2017
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Sharmila Chatterjee writes: "Blue Apron has an opportunity to differentiate itself. To do so, it must focus on the needs, wants, and values of its target audience: mainly millenials..."
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    On Wall Street's big banks, Trump and the Democrats are both wrong
    Published: August 7, 2017
    Outlet: The Hill (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Robert Pozen writes: "Congress should seriously consider the British model of a well-capitalized bank funded by government-insured deposits with limited risk exposure — kept as separate from a sister subsidiary engaged in more diversified activities without funding from government-backed sources."
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    2017 MBAs to watch: Rei Goffer, MIT Sloan
    Published: August 7, 2017
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    MIT Sloan's Rei Goffer says: "I think that MIT is one the best schools in the world for tech entrepreneurs. You get an amazing ecosystem to start a business, with great classes, and access to the most amazing technologies, faculty, and students in the world. Add to that the incredible community and the unique atmosphere of Sloan, and there's really no question."
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    2017 MBAs to watch: Jackie Vouthouris, MIT Sloan
    Published: August 7, 2017
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    MIT Sloan's Jackie Vouthouris says: "Aside from the flexible course schedules and exposure to ground-breaking technology, what really sold me on Sloan was the people. As soon as I met my soon-to-be classmates, I immediately knew this was where I wanted to spend the next two years..."
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    The future of U.S. caregiving: High demand, scarce workers
    Published: August 3, 2017
    Outlet: Reuters
    The United States is headed toward a severe shortage of caregivers - paid and unpaid - in the decades ahead, according to human resources expert Paul Osterman. A professor of human resources and management at MIT Sloan, Osterman is the author of a new book, WHO WILL CARE FOR US: LONG-TERM CARE AND THE LONG-TERM WORKFORCE, which examines trends in the labor force market for caregivers.
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    Great talks start with sticky notes
    Published: August 3, 2017
    Outlet: HuffPost (Opinion Piece)
    Nick Meyer, serial entrepreneur, fabulous speaker and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, teaches the method of storyboarding using sticky notes. You don't need to know how to draw. All you need is a stack of sticky notes, a black marker, and the ability to write legibly.
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    How to harness the collective intelligence of the enterprise
    Published: August 2, 2017
    Outlet: TechTarget's SearchCIO
    Research by MIT Sloan's Thomas Malone is pulling back the covers on the importance of group dynamics and the power of organizational design in developing the collective intelligence of the enterprise.
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    21 incredible facts about HubSpot CEO & Founder Brian Halligan
    Published: July 28, 2017
    Outlet: Inc.
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Brian Halligan met HubSpot co-founder Dharmesh Shah when they were grad students at MIT. The two set out to create an online marketing platform, driven by the flagging success of direct mail and other old school marketing tactics.
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    MIT Climate CoLab offering $10K for solutions for energy, emissions, shifting climate change attitudes
    Published: July 27, 2017
    Outlet: Sustainable Brands
    Thomas Malone, professor of management and founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence at MIT Sloan, stresses that competitors don't need to be climate scientists to participate in the competition; rather, ideas and collaboration are key.
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    Two MIT engineers use math to plot a path for Boston's school buses
    Published: July 27, 2017
    Outlet: WBUR (Audio)
    MIT Sloan doctoral students Arthur Delarue and Sebastien Martin developed "Quantum" with a faculty adviser, Dimitris Bertsimas. It looks like a simple piece of software — imagine Google Maps but for school buses. But it runs on powerful math.
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    Two types of work resistant to automation
    Published: July 27, 2017
    Outlet: Yahoo! Finance (Video)
    Yahoo Finance's Rick Newman speaks with MACHINE, PLATFORM, CROWD: HARNESSING OUR DIGITAL FUTURE co-authors Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson about the work that will still need to be done by humans once automation takes over.
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