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  • Delay of clean power plan stokes worries about Paris treaty
    Published: February 10, 2016
    Outlet: ABC News
    "The court's stay, although procedural, clearly signals trouble for the clean power plan," said John Sterman, an MIT professor who created an intricate computer model that simulates the effects of cuts in greenhouse gas emissions on global warming. "Without serious policies to promote efficiency, renewables, and low-carbon energy, there is little chance the U.S. will be able to meet its emissions-reduction pledge, undermining the willingness of many other nations to meet their commitments."
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    Tanya Moss y su alianza con el MIT para expandir la marca: Eduardo Stolkin
    Published: February 10, 2016
    Outlet: Imagen Radio (Mexico) (Audio)
    Indicó que están haciendo un proyecto muy importante con la escuela de negocios de MIT. Comentó que su modelo de negocio es a través de sus propias tiendas porque les importa mucho la experiencia de compra.
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    JP Morgan banker Manuel Costescu, appointed by PM Ciolos head of Foreign Investments Department
    Published: February 9, 2016
    Outlet: The Romania Journal
    Costescu earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Masters in International Development from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Brandeis University.
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    Crystal Lagoons y el MIT firman alianza para masificar lagunas cristalinas públicas en el mundo
    Published: February 9, 2016
    Outlet: Diario Financiero (Chile)
    Crystal Lagoons y el Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), una de las universidades más prestigiosas del mundo, sellaron una alianza para masificar las lagunas cristalinas de gran formato, pero de acceso público.
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    Google shall return
    Published: February 8, 2016
    Outlet: Nikkei Asian Review (Opinion Piece) (Japan)
    Capitulation? Accommodation? Compromise? Google's low-key return to China after its five-year recusal reflects the mutual wariness of global rivals driven by radically different desires to shape the internet's future. What's certain is that there will be no clear winner. But the more important question is whether there will be clear losers.
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    Considering a second MBA degree?
    Published: February 8, 2016
    Outlet: Beat The GMAT
    When I first read through the profile for our client Vijay, I saw strong academic numbers, volunteer involvement, an interesting entrepreneurial venture – and that he already had an MBA from one of the Indian Institutes of Management...Vijay's hard work and compelling argument paid off, and Vijay pursued his second MBA at Sloan, where he made some great contacts for future entrepreneurial ventures.
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    Big data's big problem? Most companies don't realize they're already using it
    Published: February 8, 2016
    Outlet: TechRepublic
    "[The] most enduring impact of predictive analytics...comes less from quantitatively improving the quality of prediction than from dramatically changing how organizations think about problems and opportunities," says Michael Schrage, a research fellow at MIT Sloan School's Center for Digital Business.
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    Scholarships up the ante in fight for top MBA students
    Published: February 7, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times
    A quarter of the students coming to MIT Sloan School of Management receive some form of financial aid at present, according to David Schmittlein, the school's dean. He predicts a day will come when all MIT Sloan students receive such support. Scholarships have to be “meaningful”, he notes, which means something well into five figures.
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    Companies should beware of social media 'bubble'
    Published: February 5, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    Adds fellow organizer and MIT Sloan MBA '16 Nicholas Baladis, "With AI technology being driven by businesses, our future leaders must learn to operate at the cusp of both technology and principled management – a discipline that MIT Sloan is optimally positioned to advance."
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    Volkswagen, reeling from emissions scandal, to delay earnings report
    Published: February 5, 2016
    Outlet: The New York Times
    It is not unusual for companies to delay earnings. But it is often a harbinger of bad news, according to a 2014 study by Eric So, an associate professor at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management.
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    Having VCs a flight away is good for startups
    Published: February 5, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    The authors, including MIT finance professor Xavier Giroud, said there was a noticeable change in one measure of innovation: more patents.
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    Is American growth over?
    Published: February 4, 2016
    Outlet: WBUR-FM (Audio)
    Guests are Robert Gordon, professor of social sciences at Northwestern University, and Andrew McAfee, co-director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Initiative on the Digital Economy, where he is also the associate director of the Center for Digital Business at MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    High salaries haunt some job-hunters
    Published: February 4, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal
    Focusing on compensation history “holds down wages because now the jobs are being filled by people with lower salary expectations,” said Thomas Kochan, a professor of employment research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management. “We have a whole generation of people who are permanently adversely affected.”
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    To thine own self, don't always be true
    Published: February 4, 2016
    Outlet: WNYC (Audio)
    "The more one looks at the notion of authenticity, the more one realizes, or the more I realize, it's a crock and it's nonsense, and it's more likely to be self-destructive than value-added," Michael Schrage, contributor to the Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan School research fellow, tells Money Talking host Charlie Herman.
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    Nigeria needs education reforms
    Published: February 4, 2016
    Outlet: Nigeria needs education reforms
    I read two books that changed my mindset about education, ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship' by Peter Drucker and ‘The Second Machine Age' by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.
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    Davos 2016 - the promise of progress
    Published: February 3, 2016
    Outlet: The World Economic Forum (Video)
    On your right is Andrew McAfee; he is a principal research scientist at MIT, educated at Harvard and MIT, and he studies how digital technologies are changing business, the economy and society. He is the co-founder of the Initiative on the Digital Economy at MIT and the co-author of a great book that I really think you all should read if you haven't already read it, The Second Machine Age: Work Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies.
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    The rise of data-driven decision making is real but uneven
    Published: February 3, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Erik Brynjolfsson is the Schussel Family Professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and the director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. He is the co-author of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies.
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    She fulfilled her grandmother's dream by attending 'JFK's school'
    Published: February 3, 2016
    Outlet: PRI (Audio)
    Renée Gosline also surprises people. She's an assistant professor of marketing at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the daughter of immigrants from Trinidad and Tobago. “I know I'm not what people think of when they think of a professor,” she says. “Sometimes when I'm dressed down ... my own students pass me right on by and don't recognize me.”
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    Is the TPP good for America?
    Published: February 3, 2016
    Outlet: World Economic Forum (Opinion Piece)
    Sloan, and senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and co-founder of a leading economics blog, The Baseline Scenario.
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    The silver lining in America's 'Grey Tsunami': How an aging population could empower women and the economy
    Published: February 3, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post
    In a recent interview, subject expert Lotte Bailyn (Professor of Management at MIT) explains "Children aren't just an individual choice; they're a social good...The fate of the economy and the fate of families are deeply connected." Despite this, she says "family policies in the U.S. are the weakest of any industrial country".
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    Investors should worry about China's debt-burdened cities (Opinion Piece)
    Published: February 2, 2016
    Outlet: Fortune
    Deborah Lucas is the director of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy (CFP) and Distinguished Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    A warning on bankruptcy in Puerto Rico's debt crisis
    Published: February 2, 2016
    Outlet: The New York Times
    “The people who leave are the people who pay taxes,” said Simon Johnson, a professor of entrepreneurship at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund. He said the loss of population was a critical problem because it left the island's debt burden on fewer shoulders.
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    A new sandbox for MIT students
    Published: February 1, 2016
    Outlet: Engineering
    The Sandbox program will also collaborate with existing campus organizations, including the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program and the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, among others.
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    Regulators hit 'dark pools' with more than $150 million in penalties
    Published: February 1, 2016
    Outlet: The Washington Post
    Operating in a dark pool, a high-frequency trader could potentially sniff out whether there is a large potential buyer or seller, said Haoxiang Zhu, an assistant professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, who has studied the venues. “The institutional investors worry about leaking their transaction intentions because this information moves prices,” Zhu said.
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    Learning the digital economy, the Girl Scout way
    Published: February 1, 2016
    Outlet: Worcester Business Journal
    This is in some sense a sign that electronic retail is now the center of business, rather than on the outside, said Catherine Tucker, the Sloan distinguished professor of management and professor of marketing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.
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    Ideas, then tech
    Published: February 1, 2016
    Outlet: CUES
    As you might expect from an MIT associate professor of technological innovation, entrepreneurship and strategy, Pierre Azoulay takes a broad, conceptual view of how CUs need to embrace technology to drive innovation and market success.
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    An asset hiding in plain site
    Published: February 1, 2016
    Outlet: Life & Health Advisor
    What particularly interests thinkers like Robert C. Merton is the non-recourse guarantee. Should the loan balance exceed fair market value of the house, neither the homeowner nor his estate would ever be held responsible for debt in excess of the house itself.
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    '제2의 기계 시대' 공동 저자 앤드루 매카피 MIT 교수(上) (Korea) (Video)
    Published: January 31, 2016
    Outlet: Premium Chosun
    인간과 기계의 공생을 주제로 한 책 '제2의 기계 시대' 공동 저자인 앤드루 매카피(McAfee·49) 미국 매사추세츠공과대학(MIT) 슬론경영대학원 교수 겸 MIT 디지털비즈니스센터 수석 연구원을 만났다.
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    Work also shrinks to fit the time available: and we can prove it
    Published: January 31, 2016
    Outlet: The Guardian
    BoE policymaker Kristin Forbes noted in a recent speech that people are working fewer hours on average than they were before the crisis. She believes much of this reflects a choice by workers.
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    China tightens money market regulation
    Published: January 31, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times
    Robert Pozen, senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management, says the real test will come when money funds start to make losses as a result of bond defaults.
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    Crowdfunding gives fans shares
    Published: January 29, 2016
    Outlet: The Music Business Journal
    Until then the closest platform to true equity crowdfunding is TapTape, a startup from M.I.T. Sloan launched at Hacking Arts.
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    Kolkata's Sampriti Bhattacharya on Forbes 30 most powerful young change agents of the world
    Published: January 29, 2016
    Outlet: The Economic Times (India)
    She was also among the top eight contenders out of 200 to make it to the finals of the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition, winning $15,000.
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    Umbrage against the machine -- the return of humans
    Published: January 29, 2016
    Outlet: Re/code (Opinion Piece)
    As humans, we crave contact with one another. From tiny newborn babies who need their mothers, to the elderly who long for their children, throughout all stages of our lives, we reach for each other. It's always been this way. Technology can't replace the very thing that makes us human.
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    Three guaranteed ways of becoming an entrepreneur
    Published: January 29, 2016
    Outlet: The Guardian
    According to Bill Aulet, the professor of entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Author of Disciplined Entrepreneurship; there are primarily 3 ways of starting a new business venture.
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    Now you can pick the perfect plane seatmate
    Published: January 29, 2016
    Outlet: BBC News
    And Lotte Bailyn, a management professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, agrees. She believes that constantly seeking to connect with others, especially when it has to do with work, “makes us rigid… and incapable of creative out-of-the-box thinking”.
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    Estudiantes extranjeros opinan que Chile se está convirtiendo en un polo tecnológico
    Published: January 29, 2016
    Outlet: PubliMetro (Chile)
    Un grupo de cuatro estudiantes de segundo año del MBA del Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts (MIT) Sloan School of Management, llegó a Chile para trabajar en la empresa tecnológica Frogmi, liderada por un ex alumno del MBA de dicha institución, como parte del proyecto Global Entrepreneurship (G-Lab).
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    Insurify raises $2 million for virtual insurance agent
    Published: January 28, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal - Venture Capital Dispatch
    Insurify Inc., a Cambridge, Mass., startup that spun out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has raised $2 million in seed funding to help motorists shop for auto insurance without having to talk to agents on the phone or fill out annoying online forms with personal data.
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    Will China's shift to a consumer-oriented economy succeed?
    Published: January 28, 2016
    Outlet: PBS NewsHour
    MIT economist Yasheng Huang warned the NewsHour audience about an over-construction bubble about a decade ago. Is that over-construction bubble finally catching up with the Chinese economy?
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    Helmut Schmidt and the narrative of the Eurozone crisis
    Published: January 28, 2016
    Outlet: The Journal of Turkish Weekly (Opinion Piece)
    Athanasios Orphanides is a Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a Senior Fellow of the Center for Financial Studies, a Research Fellow of the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability and a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee.
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    Four things successful change leaders do well
    Published: January 28, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    From my research and work with companies around the world leading large-scale transformation initiatives, here are the four things I've found that virtually all successful change leaders do really well...
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    Are the best days of the U.S. economy over? (Video)
    Published: January 28, 2016
    Outlet: PBS
    Is Prof. Gordon right then, that the future ain't what it used to be? MIT's Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, whom we also interviewed for this story (and in 2014 about his own book, The Second Machine Age) says that just because we're stuck in a relatively stagnant economy now doesn't mean we will be forever.
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    3 бизнес-симулятора MIT: ценообразование продажи соли, развитие экологического стартапа, доминирование игровой платформы
    Published: January 28, 2016
    Outlet: PCNews
    В сегодняшнем обзоре представлены образовательные продукты школы менеджмента MIT Sloan: Salt Seller, Clean Start и Platform Wars.
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    Optimizing each part of a firm doesn't optimize the whole firm
    Published: January 27, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review
    In The Good Jobs Strategy, MIT professor Zeynep Ton makes exactly this point through her study of retailers. The conventional wisdom says to maximize profits through low wages, optimized scheduling, and extensive inventory management systems. Yet her research finds that these practices often serve to reduce overall efficiency and profitability.
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    Jobs are under attack, but not by robots
    Published: January 27, 2016
    Outlet: Bloomberg View
    Not as fast as Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee assert. As techno-optimists, they believe the U.S. is at an inflection point between a past of slow technological change and a future of rapid advances.
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    Poets&Quants' 2016 top 100 MBA startups
    Published: January 27, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    And PillPack, founded by an MIT Sloan School of Management team, catapulted from 70th to 13th, with total backing of $62.8 million.
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    Boom or gloom?
    Published: January 27, 2016
    Outlet: The New York Times
    Two leading technological optimists, Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor at M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Management, and Andrew McAfee, a research scientist at M.I.T., argue in their most recent book, “The Second Machine Age,” that “technical progress is improving exponentially"...
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    Trump's rhetoric may topple adage that there's no such thing as bad publicity
    Published: January 26, 2016
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    Neal Hartman is a Senior Lecturer in Managerial Communication, MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    The robotics industry wants you to think it creates more jobs than it kills
    Published: January 26, 2016
    Outlet: Fast Company
    Commentators like Erik Brynjolfsson at MIT say computers are already automating routine, processing type roles and that, in the future, robots will do increasingly "high skill" things as well, threatening not just manual workers, but also white-collar folk.
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    AI and the future of humans and robots in the economy
    Published: January 25, 2016
    Outlet: iamwire (Video)
    In this video, MIT professor emeritus and Rethink Robotics' founder Rodney Brooks, Carnegie Mellon's Abhinav Gupta, and MIT's Andrew McAfee, discusses about artificial intelligence (AI) and robot technology and how advances in these spaces will impact the economic and employment picture over the next decade.
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    From Airbnb to Uber: an MIT Sloan tour of bay area tech
    Published: January 25, 2016
    Outlet: Xconomy
    Nilanjana (“Nila”) Bhattacharyya is a first-year MBA student at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    Top videos from Davos 2016
    Published: January 23, 2016
    Outlet: World Economic Forum
    Director of the MIT Initiative for the Digital Economy Erik Brynjolfsson on the unfounded fears that robots will take all our jobs.
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    Workforce diversity boosted by recommending a friend
    Published: January 22, 2016
    Outlet: Bloomberg News
    This study, carried out with the MIT Sloan School of Management, was published in the journal Organization Science.
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    Technology: The fourth Industrial Revolution
    Published: January 22, 2016
    Outlet: Bloomberg News (Video)
    Bloomberg's Tom Keene speaks with MIT Economics Professor Erik Brynjolfsson about technology and the digital transformation of industries from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
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    Simon Johnson: "Crise nas bolsas não será tão grave como em 2008"
    Published: January 22, 2016
    Outlet: Negocios (Portugal) (Video)
    Simon Johnson do MIT considera que a turbulência nas bolsas "é uma ameaça importante à economia mundial". Mas não é comparável à crise financeira de 2008. Veja o vídeo.
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    Going off grid: Researchers tackle rural electrification
    Published: January 22, 2016
    Outlet: Phys.org
    To address the microgrid challenge at the macro level, Tata researchers led by Stoner and Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga, a visiting professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management from IIT-Comillas University in Madrid, Spain, have been developing and implementing a sophisticated computer program that can help government planners determine the best way to provide electricity to all potential consumers.
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    Can a Norwegian company with 'oil' in its name transform into a wind company?
    Published: January 22, 2016
    Outlet: PRI's The World (Audio)
    Energy economist John Reilly at the MIT Sloan School of Management says companies like ExxonMobil and Chevron are facing a classic business challenge...John Sterman says oil companies are acting like a grossly overweight person whose doctor has just told them they're risking their life.
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    Estudiantes del MIT trabajan en startup chilena
    Published: January 22, 2016
    Outlet: America Economia
    Un grupo de cuatro estudiantes de segundo año del MBA de MIT Sloan School of Management, llegará a Chile para trabajar en la empresa tecnológica Frogmi, liderada por un ex alumno del MBA de dicha institución, como parte del proyecto G-Lab (Global Entrepreneurship).
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    John Sterman discusses changing the way we live
    Published: January 21, 2016
    Outlet: PRI's The World (Audio)
    MIT Sloan Professor John Sterman joins PRI's The World to discuss how our use of automobiles impacts the environment.
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    What will you do when a robot steals your job?
    Published: January 21, 2016
    Outlet: CBC Radio One (Audio)
    Back in 2014, MIT research scientist and author Andy McAfee described it as the coming of a second machine age, marked largely by automation that outstrips the ability to create new jobs.
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    Michael Spence on how to help people better invest
    Published: January 21, 2016
    Outlet: AOL (Video)
    MIT Professor Andrew McAfee sits down with Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, to discuss how to better prepare "for the world we are creating" such as through investing in human capital.
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    Top five schools for the entrepreneur
    Published: January 20, 2016
    Outlet: Beat The GMAT
    MIT is a large, highly residential, research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a majority of enrollments in graduate and professional programs. The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship provides the expertise, support, and connections needed for MIT students to become effective entrepreneurs.
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    The mobile phone of the future will be implanted in your head
    Published: January 20, 2016
    Outlet: CNET
    "Now comes the second Machine Age," Erik Brynjolfsson, director of MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy at the Sloan School of Management, said in the report. "Computers and other digital advances are doing for mental power -- the ability to use our brains to understand and shape our environments -- what the steam engine and its descendants did for muscle power."
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    The business of workplace flexibility, no buyers for American Chartered Bank and record profits for airlines
    Published: January 20, 2016
    Outlet: WGN-AM (Audio)
    On the January 20, 2016 episode of The Opening Bell, MIT Sloan Professor Erin Kelly joins Steve Grzanich to discuss the study she did with her colleague on the effects of workplace flexibility.
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    How TV can succeed in the digital age
    Published: January 19, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes Magazine (Opinion Piece)
    This article is by Daniel Schiffman, cofounder of TVisioninsights in Boston and a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management's MBA program.
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    How to succeed when facing digital disruption
    Published: January 19, 2016
    Outlet: TechCrunch (Opinion Piece)
    Jeanne W. Ross is the director of the MIT Center for Information Systems Research...In a digital economy, companies are constantly faced with opportunities, challenges and threats. Business changes are critical to successfully navigate in this environment, but there are plenty of pitfalls to watch for along the way.
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    China's economic policymakers have to learn to let go if they want to establish credibility
    Published: January 19, 2016
    Outlet: South China Morning Post (Opinion Piece)
    Yasheng Huang is a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management, where he founded and heads the China Lab and India Lab that provide low-cost consulting services to SMEs in China and India.
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    This new crowdfunding platform lets fans invest in music artists' success
    Published: January 18, 2016
    Outlet: Entrepreneur Magazine
    Originally launched when Nolte was doing his MBA at MIT, the startup won the Creative Arts Prize in the MIT 100K Entrepreneurship Competition, as well as the SXSW 2015 MBA Business Plan Competition.
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    India's IIMs offer world-class learning environment
    Published: January 17, 2016
    Outlet: Times Kuwait
    The Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIMC) was established in 1961 by the Indian government in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, the Ford Foundation, the Government of West Bengal and the Indian industry. Over the past five decades, IIMC has evolved as an International Centre of Excellence in all facets of Management Education and is today one of the finest business schools in Asia.
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    Time to super-size: Utility-scale solar far better than rooftop
    Published: January 16, 2016
    Outlet: Las Vegas Review-Journal (Opinion Piece)
    Richard Schmalensee is the Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management Emeritus and professor of economics emeritus at MIT, and former director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research.
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    Boston startups hope to learn scale, longevity lessons from GE
    Published: January 15, 2016
    Outlet: WBUR-FM (Audio)
    “This is huge,” Bill Aulet, managing director of MIT's entrepreneurship center, said. “And I'm not sure people really understand how big it is."
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    Can treating low-wage workers well become the hot new business strategy?
    Published: January 15, 2016
    Outlet: Fast Company
    When she was doing work towards her PhD more than a decade ago, Zeynep Ton, now a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management, didn't study jobs—she studied efficient supply chains in the retail sector.
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    Winter blahs setting in? Watch this video!
    Published: January 15, 2016
    Outlet: Modern Machine Shop (Video)
    Andrew McAfee's presentation at the Opening General Session of Autodesk University in December made me feel pretty darn good. His message was simple: Technology, especially computer software, has done much to improve the human condition.
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    Productivity hacks from an MIT efficiency expert
    Published: January 14, 2016
    Outlet: TIME Magazine Money
    Bob Pozen, the author of Extreme Productivity (and five other books), former vice chairman of Fidelity Investments, a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, knows a thing or two about maximizing your productivity at work.
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    Attack on unions shows why we need a new social contract governing work
    Published: January 14, 2016
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    Thomas Kochan is a Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management... The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case this week that may deal a significant blow to labor unions and shows why it's vital, to my mind, to come up with a new social contract governing work.
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    Congress' bipartisan Christmas gifts will lead to ballooning deficits
    Published: January 12, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Robert C Pozen is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management...Christmas came early for Congress this year as politicians from both sides of the aisle came together to pass -- by wide margins -- a US$1.8 trillion package of tax cuts and new spending.
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    Sustainability-oriented innovation: The more the merrier
    Published: January 12, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    Jason Jay is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan. Sergio Gonzalez is a graduate student in the MIT Technology and Policy Program. Marine Gerard is a 2014 graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management currently working as an associate at the Boston Consulting Group.
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    The impact of MIT in the Spanish startup ecosystem
    Published: January 11, 2016
    Outlet: NovoBrief
    But the really remarkable thing is the impact of MIT in Spain. For example, less than 10 students each year get accepted into MIT Sloan. Even so, this has an interminable representation in the Spanish establishment.
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    Congress' bipartisan Christmas gifts will lead to ballooning deficits
    Published: January 11, 2016
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    Robert C Pozen is a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is an outside director of Medtronic and Nielsen.
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    A Sloan MBA's free test prep idea
    Published: January 10, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    Now, Rena Pacheco-Theard is on her second master's degree, an MBA ('16) at MIT's Sloan School of Management. But she acknowledges that her path could have turned out very differently. “The way things worked out for me, they don't work out for most students,” she says. Which is exactly why she's set out to level the admissions playing field with her startup, Prepify.
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    Are you a harbinger of failure?
    Published: January 10, 2016
    Outlet: WCBS-AM (Audio)
    MIT Sloan Professor Catherine Tucker discusses a recent study that shows that the same people seem to like similar failing products.
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    The work day is getting longer
    Published: January 9, 2016
    Outlet: BBC World Service (Audio)
    MIT Sloan Professor Bob Pozen joins a BBC Panel discussing how the advancement in technology make it harder to leave your work at the office.
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    TPP issue analysis – Currency manipulation
    Published: January 9, 2016
    Outlet: American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (Video)
    Simon Johnson is a panelist in a discussion about the Trans Pacific Partnership and how it alters US business practice at home and abroad.
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    MIT MBA's take "TechTrek"
    Published: January 8, 2016
    Outlet: KGO Morning News (Audio)
    MIT Sloan School of Management "TechTrek" organizer Wyas Hassas joins KGO-AM to discuss what MIT MBA's have been up to.
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    Boston Globe delivery backpedaling could spell return to problematic service
    Published: January 7, 2016
    Outlet: WBUR-FM (Audio)
    “Companies tend to underestimate the importance of operations and focus too much on the costs,” said Zeynep Ton, who teaches operations at MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    How moral belief systems can be a cause of violence
    Published: January 7, 2016
    Outlet: Wisconsin Public Radio (Audio)
    Violence is sometimes blamed on the loss of self-control or lack of moral grounding--but a guest (MIT Sloan Professor Tage Rai) makes the case that violence is often the consequence of a moral belief system.
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    Why do so many people love Glass-Steagall?
    Published: January 6, 2016
    Outlet: Marketplace (Audio)
    “The idea then — and there's some validity to this now as well — is that if you're mixing different kinds of activities, making it more complex, more opaque, it's easier to make mistakes, it's easier to behave badly, it's easier to become very big,” said Simon Johnson, a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management.
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    The top fifty management thinkers
    Published: January 6, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    In addition, MIT can claim four members in the Top 50, including Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee, Doug Ready, and Hal Gregersen.
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    How can Puerto Rico escape its debt trap?
    Published: January 5, 2016
    Outlet: World Economic Forum (Opinion Piece)
    Simon Johnson, a former chief economist of the IMF, is a professor at MIT Sloan, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics...The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico – the largest United States “territory” – is broke, and a human calamity is unfolding there.
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    Could the economy tank in 2016?
    Published: January 5, 2016
    Outlet: Politico Magazine
    Deborah Lucas, Sloan distinguished professor of finance and director of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy: I expect the U.S. economy will remain strong in 2016, buoyed by continued low energy prices and interest rates and a normalized labor market.
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    MBA students warm to sizzling hot sharing economy, FinTech firms
    Published: January 4, 2016
    Outlet: Business Because
    “We are visiting the undisputed leaders within the sharing economy segment, namely Uber and Airbnb,” says Ways Hassas, an MIT Sloan MBA who is organizing a “tech trek” to San Francisco.
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    Outlook for 2016: Middle-class woes, hopeful on wages, the fear factor
    Published: January 4, 2016
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    Thomas A Kochan, MIT Sloan School of Management: The year 2016 could be the year the country ends its 30 years of wage stagnation and begins attacking income inequality.
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    How to rock the first work day of 2016
    Published: January 4, 2016
    Outlet: Inc. Magazine
    In a recent interview, innovation and leadership expert Hal Gregersen, co-author (with Clayton Christensen and Jeff Dyer) of "The Innovator's DNA," told me that earnest, big-picture thinking remains a struggle for executives--even for those with sincere intentions.
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    Effective manager, yes. Leader? TBD
    Published: January 3, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe (Opinion Piece)
    Bill Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and author of “Disciplined Entrepreneurship.”
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    Meet the Uber driver who built a $2 billion company
    Published: January 3, 2016
    Outlet: Inc. Magazine
    If you're in Boston and you use UberX, keep an eye out for a driver named Paul behind the wheel of a Tesla S P85D (which retails for more than $100,000). That will be Paul English, the co-founder of Kayak, which was sold to the Priceline Group for what turned out to be about $2.1 billion in 2013.
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    How to help the older long-term unemployed
    Published: January 1, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes Magazine (Opinion Piece)
    This article is part of Next Avenue's 2015 Influencers in Aging project honoring 50 people changing how we age and think about aging. Here, Ofer Sharone, one of the Influencers, discusses what's needed to assist older long-term unemployed men and women.
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    Learning to apply data science to business problems
    Published: December 31, 2015
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    By: Irving Wladawsky-Berger... This past semester I was involved in an interesting course at MIT's Sloan School of Management, Analytics Labs. A-Lab's objective is to teach students how to use data sets and analytics to address real-world business problems.
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    Let 2016 be the year we agree tipping is terrible for both workers and customers
    Published: December 30, 2015
    Outlet: Quartz (Opinion Piece)
    Oz Shy is a senior lecturer teaching economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management....What's an acceptable percentage to tip? The amount has been accelerating without any clear economic force driving it, and with unclear benefits for all parties involved.
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    B-schools bridge students' fast-growth start-ups to venture capital industry
    Published: December 25, 2015
    Outlet: Business Because
    Frederic Kerrest has raised $230 million for cloud computing company Okta, which he co-founded while at MIT Sloan. Valued at $1.2 billion, Okta is under pressure to scale quickly.
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    Virtual reality is getting real in China
    Published: December 24, 2015
    Outlet: TechNode (Opinion Piece)
    Alvin Wang Greyland holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, an MBA from MIT's Sloan School and an MS in computer science from MIT.
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    ¿Cómo afectarán las máquinas inteligentes a nuestros puestos de trabajo?
    Published: December 23, 2015
    Outlet: El Mundo (Spain) (Video)
    Según Andrew McAfee (autor de “La segunda era de las máquinas” junto a Erik Brynjolfsson) es probable que la tecnología deje sin empleo a millones de personas. Las máquinas ya no sólo realizan tareas repetitivas y rutinarias, sino que cada vez más son capaces de realizar cosas que antes se nos antojaban imposibles como conducir vehículos, diagnosticar enfermedades u ofrecer asesoría financiera.
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    MITx u.lab: Education as activating social fields
    Published: December 22, 2015
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Otto Scharmer is a senior lecturer at MIT and co-founder of the Presencing Institute. He chairs the MIT IDEAS Program and co-founded the Global Wellbeing Lab.
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    The Paris Accord is #ouraccord
    Published: December 16, 2015
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Jason Jay is a Senior Lecturer in Sustainability at the MIT Sloan School of Management....The UN international climate change negotiations in Paris, COP21, concluded on Saturday. The outcome: 196 countries came to the table, and committed to preventing the worst effects of climate change.
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    B-schools bridge students' fast-growth start-ups to Venture Capital industry
    Published: December 15, 2015
    Outlet: Business Because
    Frederic Kerrest has raised $230 million for cloud computing company Okta, which he co-founded while at MIT Sloan. Valued at $1.2 billion, Okta is under pressure to scale quickly.
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    The Paris climate deal, Rep. Michael Capuano and unlikely Uber drivers
    Published: December 15, 2015
    Outlet: WGBH-TV (Video)
    Is the COP 21 climate deal one which will help save the world, or just a lot of hot air? Sloan School Of Management Professor John Sterman and UMass McCormack School Of Policy and Global Studies Dean David Cash, both just back from Paris, debate.
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    The Paris Climate Agreement: Deliverance or disappointment?
    Published: December 15, 2015
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    John Sterman is the Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and faculty director of the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative. He is a member of the ARCS Board of Directors. His interactive climate policy models are freely available at climateinteractive.org.
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