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  • MIT's Orphanides: Fed's dot plot is not a good idea
    Published: December 8, 2016
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Video)
    Richard Clarida, global strategic adviser at Pimco, and Athanasios Orphanides, MIT Sloan School of Management professor and former European Central Bank member, discuss the merits of the Federal Reserve's dot plot and central bank transparency. They speak on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
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    MAX Delivery set to expand across Africa: Launching an in-app retail component
    Published: December 7, 2016
    Outlet: Uncova (Nigeria)
    Adetayo Bamiduro told MIT Sloan School of Management that he believes he can expand MAX across Africa and that he is building a retail component to allow shoppers to easily pick their items from the app. He was speaking to MIT ahead of the Dec. 13 conference hosted by the MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, where he was a fellow in 2014-2015.
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    How to do extraordinary things for your customers and your people – interview with Bill Taylor
    Published: December 5, 2016
    Outlet: CustomerThink.com
    Today's interview is with Bill Taylor, co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company, who now spends his time writing books and speaking to leadership audiences. Taylor is a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    The dark side of email
    Published: December 5, 2016
    Outlet: Human Resources Magazine UK (Opinion Piece)
    Monideepa Tarafdar is a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management. She writes, "Most of us are ‘networked workers' – that is, we pervasively use means of electronic communication, e.g. email or the internet, at work..."
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    Ten MIT Sloan MBA admission tips
    Published: December 2, 2016
    Outlet: Beat The GMAT
    Determined adventurers, MIT Sloan students possess a can-do spirit, and at times, a readiness to bend the rules. Here are ten MBA admissions tips from a Sloan alumni and entrepreneur who has counseled hundreds of MBA candidates seeking admission to Sloan and other top business schools.
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    MIT Sloan to host conference in London on accelerating growth in the developing world
    Published: December 2, 2016
    Outlet: IntelligentHQ
    “MIT Sloan is looking to build its understanding of how innovation-driven entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial financing of IDE ventures can be better harnessed to benefit emerging and frontier markets,” says MIT Sloan Professor Fiona Murray, associate dean for innovation and faculty director of the Legatum Center.
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    Leading across boundaries: Respect, leadership and the future of work
    Published: December 2, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes (Opinion Piece) (Video)
    Hal Gregersen is executive director of the MIT Leadership Center, a senior lecturer in leadership and innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Thinkers50 management thinker. He writes, "Incivility – in the community, in politics, in the workplace – is on the rise..."
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    Jay Forrester, an MIT engineer, sought to rethink corporate management
    Published: December 2, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal
    Jay Forrester, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, sought transformational ideas rather than incremental progress, said John Sterman, a management professor at MIT. If his big ideas didn't pan out, Professor Forrester sometimes said, “I can always go back to the ranch.”
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    Green bonds and land conservation: A new investment landscape?
    Published: December 2, 2016
    Outlet: Stanford Social Innovation Review (Opinion Piece)
    Carolyn Mansfield duPont (@carolyndupont) co-authored this article based on research she led as a graduate student at MIT Sloan School of Management and the Harvard Kennedy School.
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    Sunset time: What happens when a 30-year-old corporate foundation shuts its doors?
    Published: December 1, 2016
    Outlet: Inside Philanthropy
    The Hitachi Foundation awarded $4 million to the MIT Sloan School of Management. The grant to MIT Sloan supports the Institute for Work and Employment Research. Foundation President Barbara Dyer is a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan, and she will assume leadership of the new program at MIT.
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    The best way to deal with uncertain times: Run away (temporarily)
    Published: November 30, 2016
    Outlet: Inc.
    Paul Michelman, editor-in-chief of the MIT Sloan Management Review, researches and wrestles with the meaning of the changes that are roiling our world. Instead of offering empty words of comfort, in a recent note he provided overwhelmed leaders with some wise but simple advice instead...
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    When loan concentration might be a good thing
    Published: November 30, 2016
    Outlet: American Banker
    "We are not trying to say that concentration is not a problem," said Andrew Sutherland, an assistant professor from MIT Sloan School of Management, who co-wrote the paper with Philip G. Berger and Michael Minnis at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. "We are just saying that concentration can give a bank expertise. And when [lenders] have that expertise, they don't need hard information, they don't need audits as much."
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    Why Trump and GOP majorities will only make things worse for hard-pressed Americans
    Published: November 30, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece; Source: Project Syndicate)
    Simon Johnson is a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He writes, "A core problem in the United States today — reflected in Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election earlier this month — is that too many Americans feel helpless and insecure in the face of the job polarization that has resulted from globalization and new technology..."
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    How to prepare for the cyberattack that is coming to your company
    Published: November 30, 2016
    Outlet: World Economic Forum (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Professors Stuart Madnick and Alex Pentland, with their co-writers Michael Coden and Shoaib Yousuf, write, "Cybersecurity is a $445 billion problem, and some predict that figure could rise to $6 trillion by 2021. The list of companies that have already been hacked, attacked, and breached – suffering business interruptions, intellectual property losses, and exposing their customers to identity theft – reads like a who's who of the retail, tech, telecomm, manufacturing and financial services industries, among others..."
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    Stop meditating alone--for productivity gains, it's a team sport
    Published: November 28, 2016
    Outlet: Fast Company
    Meditation is about compassion and collective consciousness, rather than just reducing one's own stress and anxiety, says Tara Swart, senior lecturer at MIT Sloan Executive Education. "Part of mindfulness meditation involves projecting feelings of forgiveness and compassion—both of which are, by their nature, targeted at third parties," she says.
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    MIT's beer game offers supply chain lessons (without the actual booze)
    Published: November 28, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times (Opinion Piece)
    Jayesh Kannan is an MBA candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "One of the highlights of MIT Sloan orientation week was playing the 'beer game,' a role-play simulation that provides a glimpse into supply chain challenges that managers in the real world often face. Hosted by Professor John D. Sterman, the game (sadly) involves no real consumption of beer, and instead simulates the production and distribution of beer from the manufacturer to the end customer..."
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    Trump's tax: One budget buster and one revenue raiser
    Published: November 28, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times (Opinion Piece)
    Robert Pozen is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He considers the winners and losers in the president-elect's new tax plans. He writes, "Donald Trump's campaign to become the next president of the US has thrown up two far-reaching proposals to reform the taxation of corporate profits: Reducing the tax rate on domestic profits to 15 per cent, and taxing foreign profits of US corporations at 15 per cent each year..."
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    Spoiler Alert: It makes sure nothing goes to waste
    Published: November 27, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    Spoil Alert was created by two MIT Sloan School of Management graduates, Ricky Ashenfelter and Emily Malina, and their chief technology officer, Marty Sirkin, and has worked its way through the city's accelerator programs, winning $50,000 from MassChallenge in 2015 and a spot in this year's Techstars Boston cohort.
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    Her company's data helps deals get done
    Published: November 23, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    Mona M. Vernon, vice president of Thomson Reuters Labs, attended MIT's Sloan School of Management. She says, "Most people I knew who wanted to go to business school wanted to get out of engineering, but I loved being an engineer. I found this program at MIT called SDM, which was the combination of engineering systems — so, lots of cool, hard problems to solve — and the business school..."
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    How not to get ripped off on Black Friday
    Published: November 23, 2016
    Outlet: Fortune (Opinion Piece)
    Juanjuan Zhang and T. Tony Ke are professors in the marketing department at the MIT Sloan School of Management. They write, "The holiday season is upon us and—based on all the Internet ads, television commercials, and store fliers about—it appears you've been granted a golden opportunity to reap huge savings on gifts for everyone on your shopping list..."
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    What you need to know about the 50 on Fire Finalists in Education
    Published: November 22, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno
    The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, as the name implies, fosters entrepreneurship at the Institute. It serves all students across all schools and disciplines, providing innovation resources and programming throughout the year.
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    Developing a third type of retirement plan
    Published: November 22, 2016
    Outlet: RealClearMarkets (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Robert Pozen writes, "Since 1980, the US has experienced a sharp decline in the number of companies and their employees participating in defined benefit pension plans. In such plans, the employer is legally obligated to provide its employees with a defined schedule of retirement benefits. But these plans became disfavored after companies were required to disclose their unfunded liabilities for promised retirement benefits..."
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    Harmony Space wins top prize at MIT Hacking Arts for music learning app that feels like Pokémon GO
    Published: November 20, 2016
    Outlet: TechCrunch
    Hacking Arts is organized by MIT Sloan's Entertainment, Media & Sports Club, in partnership with The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology and the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. Hackathon organizer and Sloan MBA candidate Helen Smith said this year 250 people were invited out of a pool of 700 applicants; ultimately, 177 participated.
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    How one-person businesses will transform corporate America
    Published: November 18, 2016
    Outlet: Observer (Opinion Piece)
    Amit Maimon, SVP of product innovation at ADP, is an entrepreneur, technologist and growth-focused business innovator currently leading Lifion, a special venture within ADP. Maimon holds an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management.
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    The other financial mess in public-employee benefits
    Published: November 18, 2016
    Outlet: TIME Money
    Cities in the worst shape with their health care promises include San Francisco and Boston. Expect officials in such places to try to renegotiate their obligations, says Robert Pozen, co-author of the Hoover Institution report and senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management. He believes retiree health care benefits are reasonably safe for now, short of bankruptcy.
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    How to avoid Stephen Hawking's dark prediction for humanity
    Published: November 18, 2016
    Outlet: Live Science
    Humanity is surviving now only by depleting the planet's natural resources and poisoning its environment, John Sterman, director of the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative, told Live Science. The problems of sustainability can't wait 1,000 years, Sterman said.
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    How not to be a democracy
    Published: November 18, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Yasheng Huang is the International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business and a professor of global economics and management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "According to the Democracy Index of The Economist magazine, today about 47% of countries are democratic; 53% are either authoritarian or are a hybrid of democratic and authoritarian regimes..."
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    Jay W. Forrester dies at 98; a pioneer in computer models
    Published: November 17, 2016
    Outlet: The New York Times
    Jay W. Forrester, an electrical engineer whose insights into both computing and organizations more than 60 years ago gave rise to a field of computer modeling that examines the behavior of things as specific as a corporation and as broad as global growth, died on Wednesday. He was 98. Forrester was working at MIT in the 1950s when he developed the field of system dynamics modeling. System dynamics came to him shortly after he joined the faculty of the MIT Sloan School of Management, when he took on a project for General Electric.
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    365 companies urge Trump administration to stick with Paris climate deal
    Published: November 17, 2016
    Outlet: Marketplace (Audio)
    John Sterman, a management professor from MIT who focuses on climate change and sustainability, joined us to talk about the advantages of following through with the Paris Agreement. Sterman is also a member of the Climate Interactive, a nonprofit organization based in DC that addresses climate change through simulation models and risk assessments.
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    An MIT expert on the high and low roads in business
    Published: November 17, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    Thomas Kochan worries about the mess his generation made of the American economy and is leaving behind for their children. These concerns led the 69-year-old George Maverick Bunker professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management to write a book released last year, Shaping the Future of Work. He hopes to start conversations about a new social contract that outlines what society should expect from employers and about work more broadly.
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    Take back the house
    Published: November 16, 2016
    Outlet: Moyers & Company (Opinion Piece)
    Simon Johnson (@baselinescene) is a professor at MIT, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. He writes, "The Democrats should focus now on winning a majority of seats in the House of Representatives in November 2018..."
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    50 Best Undergraduate Business Schools for 2017
    Published: November 16, 2016
    Outlet: College Choice
    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is home to the Sloan School of Management, which is one of the top undergraduate business schools in America. It continues to be the leader in business education and has only grown in reputation as it has evolved its curriculum.
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    A nobel idea to pay CEOs what they're actually worth
    Published: November 16, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan student Jayesh Kannan writes, "Just two weeks into my first semester at MIT Sloan, I joined a few classmates in making the trek from Boston to New York City for MIT's annual Fintech conference. The event was not just an opportunity to learn about the latest in financial technology trends, but also offered students a way to network with industry practitioners and start-ups who in turn, were on the lookout for talent."
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    The digital disruption of on-campus recruitment
    Published: November 16, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan student Jayesh Kannan writes, "Just two weeks into my first semester at MIT Sloan, I joined a few classmates in making the trek from Boston to New York City for MIT's annual Fintech conference. The event was not just an opportunity to learn about the latest in financial technology trends, but also offered students a way to network with industry practitioners and start-ups who in turn, were on the lookout for talent."
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    Hacking allergies: New devices, products to ease food allergy anxiety
    Published: November 16, 2016
    Outlet: WBUR
    While in graduate school at MIT's Sloan School of Management, Shireen Yates and co-founder Scott Sundvor began thinking about pragmatic fixes for people with food allergies. They came up with a portable device that can, within a couple of minutes, detect gluten in foods.
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    Election rage shows why America needs a new social contract to ensure the economy works for all
    Published: November 16, 2016
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    Thomas Kochan is a professor of management at MIT Sloan. He writes, "The recent U.S. election exposed two major intersecting fault lines in America that, if left unchecked, could soon produce an era of social and economic upheaval unlike any in our history..."
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    Tough climate for Hollande: Record low ratings ahead of possible re-election bid (part 2)
    Published: November 15, 2016
    Outlet: France 24 (Video)
    Part 2: MIT's John Sterman, professor of system dynamics, joins France 24 to discuss the new Trump administration: "I don't think anybody can claim to know which way it's going to go; we don't know who the people are who will take the key posts in the defense and national security establishments and at the State department there are rumors, but nobody knows yet..." (7:08)
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    Tough climate for Hollande: French president reacts to Trump win (part 1)
    Published: November 15, 2016
    Outlet: France 24 (Video)
    MIT's John Sterman, professor of system dynamics, joins France 24 from the Climate Change Summit in Marrakesh. "A large number of the parties / the nations here are asserting that they will continue to reduce their emissions regardless of what the United States may or may not do under the new administration..." he says (9:30).
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    A nobel idea to pay CEOs what they're actually worth
    Published: November 14, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    Robert Pozen is a senior lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He writes, "Bengt Holmstrom, a professor at MIT, is slated to accept a Nobel Prize in economics next month for his pathbreaking contributions to contract theory..."
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    Why wait for a Tesla roof when you can have a SolarSkin
    Published: November 11, 2016
    Outlet: Southeast Green (Audio)
    Ido Salama is the co-founder of Sistine Solar, a company dedicated to designing beautiful solar systems and SolarSkin. Ido started Sistine Solar while obtaining his MBA from MIT Sloan, where he was inspired to fundamentally disrupt the solar market.
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    On the making of Trump--the blind spot that created him
    Published: November 11, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Otto Scharmer is a senior lecturer at MIT. He also chairs the MIT IDEAS program for cross-sector innovation in China and Indonesia. In 2015 he co-founded the MITx u.lab, a massive open online course that attracted more than 75,000 registered users from 185 countries during its first year. He writes, "We have entered a watershed moment not only here in America, but also globally..."
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    Platform strategy and the internet of things
    Published: November 10, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    Marshall Van Alstyne, a Digital Fellow at MIT, and Steven Paul, a contributing editor at MIT Sloan Management Review, write, "The platform business model uses technology to connect people, organizations, and resources in an interactive ecosystem..."
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    Your bra sucks. This MIT grad is going to fix it
    Published: November 9, 2016
    Outlet: Inc. (Video)
    What might sound like a dodgy film audition was actually a highly technical R&D session run by a woman with an MBA from MIT. "Women literally emailed to ask, 'Is this safe?' " recalls Heidi Zak of the experiment three years ago, when she turned the bare-bones office of ThirdLove, the new online bra company she co-founded with her husband, Dave Spector, into a brassiere laboratory. Zak and Spector met while getting their MBAs at MIT.
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    How to develop a great digital strategy
    Published: November 8, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    Jeanne W. Ross is a principal research scientist at the MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) in Cambridge, MA. Ina M. Sebastian is a research associate at the MIT CISR. Cynthia M. Beath is a professor emerita of information systems at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
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    Crowdsourced products sell better when they're marketed that way
    Published: November 8, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Susumu Ogawa is a research affiliate at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He and his co-authors write, "Companies are increasingly using crowdsourcing to identify promising ideas that they can translate into winning new products. Our past research highlights the promise of this trend..."
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    Humanidad y disrupción en la empresa
    Published: November 8, 2016
    Outlet: Economía y Negocios (Chile) (Opinion Piece)
    Carlos A. Osorio, an International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management, writes, "El mundo actual pide a gritos una empresa más humana, que se haga cargo de los problemas sufridos y creados por las personas..."
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    Startups: Culture or cult?
    Published: November 6, 2016
    Outlet: BBC (Audio)
    Ed Butler is joined by Skimlinks CEO and Co-Founder Alicia Navarro, best-selling author Dan Lyons, and MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Bill Aulet, who is also managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.
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    Startups: Culture or cult?
    Published: November 6, 2016
    Outlet: BBC (Audio)
    Ed Butler is joined by Alicia Navarro, CEO and co-founder of the London-based tech startup, Skimlinks, and from Boston in the US by Dan Lyons, author of a recent best-selling book, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble, and Bill Aulet, managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    Filipino student gets into MIT LGO
    Published: November 5, 2016
    Outlet: Manila Standard Business (Philippines)
    In the MIT LGO program, Rustia will earn both an MBA from MIT Sloan and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT's School of Engineering. “With her technical prowess, natural curiosity, and humility, we are fortunate to have Rustia in MIT's LGO Program, and to be able to attract talent of her caliber from around the world,” says Thomas Roemer, executive director of the MIT LGO Program.
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    Filipino student gets into MIT LGO
    Published: November 5, 2016
    Outlet: Manila Standard Business (Philippines)
    In the MIT LGO program, Rustia will earn both an MBA from MIT Sloan and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT's School of Engineering. “With her technical prowess, natural curiosity, and humility, we are fortunate to have Rustia in MIT's LGO Program, and to be able to attract talent of her caliber from around the world,” says Thomas Roemer, executive director of the MIT LGO Program.
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    Women in business Q&A: Heidi Zak, co-founder of ThirdLove
    Published: November 3, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post
    Heidi Zak is the co-founder of ThirdLove, an innovative bra and underwear brand that believes fit should come first. Prior to ThirdLove, Zak cut her teeth in retail at Aeropostale where she quickly rose to director of the retail giant, before moving to marketing at Google. Zak holds an MBA from MIT Sloan.
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    A startup making low-cost MRIs won MIT's $100K Pitch Competition
    Published: November 2, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno
    Here are the winners of this year's $100K Pitch Competition, as well as summaries of what they do, provided by MIT.
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    Black riders wait longer for Uber rides, study reveals
    Published: October 31, 2016
    Outlet: CNNMoney
    "We went into this hoping that we wouldn't see anything, but we found pretty strong evidence of discrimination," study co-author Christopher Knittel, a professor at MIT Sloan School of Management, told CNNMoney. "I have no reason to think Lyft drivers are different form Uber drivers," Knittel said.
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    Five world-class MBAs for global business leaders
    Published: October 31, 2016
    Outlet: Asian Correspondent
    The Lisbon MBA International Full Time is a one-year international programme offered by the Cátolica-Lisbon campus and the Nova SBE campus in Lisbon, Portugal, in partnership with the MIT Sloan School of Management campus in Boston. After graduating, students receive an MBA diploma from both schools and also have the opportunity to obtain an MSc degree in Business Administration.
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    Competing for talent in the platform economy
    Published: October 31, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review
    Theodore Kinni is a contributing editor for MIT Sloan Management Review. He writes, "One of the many things that struck me about MIT Professor Catherine Turco's ethnographic study of a 600-employee social media firm was her description of the company's open office. Almost everyone loved the setup for the energy and collaboration it engendered, according to Turco. But it is so loud that people across the organization routinely played white-noise apps through their headphones."
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    The stock market could crash if Donald Trump is elected president
    Published: October 31, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Source: Project Syndicate)
    Simon Johnson is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "A big adverse surprise — like the election of Donald Trump in the US — would likely cause the stock market DJIA, +0.03% to crash and plunge the world into recession."
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    Study finds racial discrimination by Uber and Lyft drivers
    Published: October 31, 2016
    Outlet: Bloomberg
    "In many ways, the sharing economy is making it up as they go along," said Christopher Knittel, a professor at MIT Sloan and an author of the study. The researchers proposed changes that Uber and Lyft could make to reduce discrimination, including not identifying passengers' names, more severe repercussions for drivers who cancel after accepting a ride and periodic reviews of drivers' behavior to look for racism.
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    The 100 leading professors in the field of entrepreneurship
    Published: October 28, 2016
    Outlet: Hot Topics (UK)
    Hot Topics' list of top 100 professors in entrepreneurship in 2015 includes MIT Sloan's Edward Roberts, Fiona Murray and James Utterback.
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    Americans forced to work through their retirement are missing out on an "encore adulthood"
    Published: October 28, 2016
    Outlet: Quartz (Opinion Piece)
    MIT's Lotte Bailyn writes, "How do today's Baby Boomers—many of whom are still healthy and active—view their retirement? The traditional image of these so-called Golden Years involves leisure and freedom: mornings on the golf course, afternoons puttering in the garden, perhaps with some globetrotting and grandchildren thrown in for good measure..."
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    We put financial advisers to the test–and they failed
    Published: October 27, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    Antoinette Schoar is the Michael Koerner '49 professor of entrepreneurial finance and chair of the finance department at MIT Sloan. She writes, "The world we live in asks us to make an abundance of financial decisions every day. These range from the inane, such as whether to risk a parking ticket when you stop for one minute to drop off your dry-cleaning; to the highly complex, such as which funds and investment products to pick for your retirement savings..."
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    How to improve productivity? Make sure it's shared broadly.
    Published: October 27, 2016
    Outlet: The Washington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Simon Johnson is a professor at MIT Sloan and a member of MIT's Digital Currency Initiative. He writes, "We know what productivity growth requires: investments in new technology. For previous generations, this was factories full of machines, first powered by steam and then by electricity. More recently it was the arrival of computers, which changed how work was organized within and across firms..."
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    Does the amount you sweat predict your job performance?
    Published: October 27, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    Tauhid Zaman is an assistant professor of operations management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "My colleague Juan Pablo Vielma and I ran a study at MIT in which participants answered math questions for money, first in a low-pressure, untimed round and then in a high-pressure, timed round with potential bonuses..."
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    Corporate boards need to abolish mandatory retirement
    Published: October 25, 2016
    Outlet: RealClearMarkets (Opinion Piece)
    Robert Pozen is a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan. He writes, "The resignation under duress of the CEO of Wells Fargo, after being pummeled in a Congressional hearing, raises a fundamental question: How can corporate boards hold management accountable for performance problems?"
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    I applied to MIT Sloan … And got accepted! Here's how
    Published: October 24, 2016
    Outlet: Beat The GMAT
    Meet Chuck, everyone. He's currently attending MIT Sloan. He says, "The mission of MIT Sloan is to 'develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and to generate ideas that advance management practice.' In my applications, I concentrated on the stories and experiences that showed these elements. I think it's very important to emphasize the element of advancing management practice..."
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    At MIT conference, economists and healthcare leaders take a deep dive into health information technology
    Published: October 24, 2016
    Outlet: Healthcare Informatics
    MIT Sloan Professor Retsef Levi, Ph.D., co-chair of the conference and the HSI, said, “The health system is under significant pressure to change, to transform itself, and to articulate what this transformation is about, the current health system is designed to provide discrete, reactive care for sick patients, in specified locations, and it's physician-focused with providers paid based on the volume of activities performed.”
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    Opening doors to foreign accounting firms beneficial: MIT's Kothari
    Published: October 24, 2016
    Outlet: The Hindu BusinessLine
    India would do well to fully open up the accounting sector to foreign firms, and the country would only stand to benefit from any such bold move, according to S.P. Kothari, professor of accounting and finance at MIT Sloan.
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    The NFL: Twitter's Kingmaker?
    Published: October 23, 2016
    Outlet: TechCrunch (Opinion Piece)
    Ben Shields is a lecturer in managerial communication at MIT Sloan. He writes, "The NFL and Twitter partnership is the latest grand experiment in the future of television. Regardless of the results, the deal is representative of three ongoing trends in the industry..."
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    Will South Korea's robot revolution hurt American jobs?
    Published: October 22, 2016
    Outlet: PBS (Video)
    Erik Brynjolfsson is a professor at MIT and director of MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy. He says, "Economists, policy makers, managers, entrepreneurs, we need to do our part to reinvent the economy. If we don't do it right a lot of people are going to be left behind."
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    Talking Trump and Clinton in the workplace
    Published: October 21, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Neal Hartman is a senior lecturer of managerial communication at MIT Sloan. He writes, "Of course, you know the old adage: Don't talk about religion and politics. But that's difficult to avoid as we move into the final weeks of this turbulent election season. It's natural to discuss the most recent presidential debate with co-workers with the opening line: 'Can you believe what just happened?'"
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    Translating a biologic revolution into an organizational overhaul
    Published: October 20, 2016
    Outlet: New England Journal of Medicine - Catalyst (Opinion Piece)
    Retsef Levi is J. Spencer Standish professor of operations at MIT Sloan; Kimia Ghobadi is a postdoctoral fellow at MIT Sloan; Adam R. Marshall is a Leaders of Global Operations (LGO) fellow at MIT. They and their co-authors from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) write about research collaboration between MIT Sloan and MGH: "the potential effectiveness of collaborations between hospitals and academia."
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    Meet the 150 finalists for 2016's '50 on Fire'
    Published: October 20, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno
    50 on Fire is a reflection of Boston - a collection of people and organizations in different roles, stages and categories who are making an impact on this city. The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship is an Education Finalist.
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    MIT president on turning innovative research into real results
    Published: October 20, 2016
    Outlet: CBS
    Bengt Holmström, an MIT professor of economics, was just honored with a Nobel Prize in Economics. With all the recognition, Reif said, “We have the volume and the microphone to speak about these issues because we understand it, but we need people who are willing and open-minded to understand these points of view.”
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    The world's best schools for business and economics in 2016
    Published: October 19, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes
    Times Higher Education (THE), a London-based magazine, tracks the higher education market and ranks learning institutions the world over. The number one position on this year's ranking of best business and economics schools in the world is held by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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    Christian Catalini says Title III crowdfunding not likely to generate the next Uber
    Published: October 19, 2016
    Outlet: Crowdfund Insider (Video)
    Christian Catalini, a professor at MIT Sloan School of Management and one of the leading academics in the crowdfunding sector, recently published a new video sharing his views on the emerging investment crowdfunding sector.
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    Can conversation supplant bureaucracy?
    Published: October 19, 2016
    Outlet: Strategy + Business Magazine
    In 2012, Catherine Turco became increasingly intrigued by what she saw as a corporate preoccupation with openness. The open communication, decision processes, innovation and offices in Web 2.0 companies like Facebook and Google were on their way to becoming corporate memes.
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    Entrepreneurship classes grow up
    Published: October 18, 2016
    Outlet: The Financial Times
    Christine Marcus did not plan on choosing entrepreneurship from the menu when she enrolled on the MIT Sloan executive MBA programme. “If someone had told me I'd leave Sloan as CEO of a food tech start-up, I would have assumed they'd had one too many sangrias,” says Marcus. Bill Aulet, one of Marcus's senior lecturers at MIT Sloan, believes it is time entrepreneurship education in business schools grew up, underpinning classes with greater academic research and rigour.
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    Entrepreneurship classes grow up
    Published: October 18, 2016
    Outlet: The Financial Times
    Christine Marcus did not plan on choosing entrepreneurship from the menu when she enrolled on the MIT Sloan executive MBA programme. “If someone had told me I’d leave Sloan as CEO of a food tech start-up, I would have assumed they’d had one too many sangrias,” says Marcus.
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    Using data for good
    Published: October 18, 2016
    Outlet: CNBC (Video)
    Alex "Sandy" Pentland, director of the Internet Trust Consortium and Toshiba Professor of Media Art and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab, gives the keynote speech on how data can be used for public good.
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    Erik Brynjolfsson: I don't see US economy overheating
    Published: October 18, 2016
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Video)
    Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor of economics at MIT, discusses the state of the US economy and the future of labor with Bloomberg's Matt Miller, Scarlet Fu and Joe Weisenthal on "What'd You Miss?"
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    Bringing the latest tech to the last mile of agriculture
    Published: October 16, 2016
    Outlet: Livemint
    SourceTrace was founded in 2006 by Sandeep Chatterjee and Stephen Sellers. When the founders moved out, Venkat Maroju, an MBA graduate from MIT Sloan School of Management, took charge as the CEO in 2012. The company, which was providing remote transaction solutions for financial service, agriculture, healthcare and micro-insurance organizations, started focusing only on agriculture and its allied sectors.
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    The world's 25 best business schools for social impact
    Published: October 13, 2016
    Outlet: BusinessBecause
    Each year, business magazine Corporate Knights ranks business schools on how well they integrate social, ethical and environmental management issues into their MBA programs. MIT's Sloan School of Management came in second.
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    Nobel Prize-winning thoughts on incentives and the importance of contracts
    Published: October 12, 2016
    Outlet: NPR (Audio)
    Two economists who figured out the underlying patterns to make better contracts won this year's Nobel Prize in Economics. Steve Inskeep talks to Bengt Holmstrom of MIT, who was one of the winners.
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    Meet MIT Sloan's MBA Class of 2018
    Published: October 12, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    The MIT community lives by a motto: Mens et Manus. Translated, it means “mind and hand.” This ideal is the guiding force behind the Sloan School of Management. Here, knowledge isn't the end. It is the means to make a larger contribution.
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    'Simpsons' epidose predicted Holstrom's Nobel win
    Published: October 12, 2016
    Outlet: NPR
    In 2010, a character on The Simpsons predicted that MIT Professor Bengt Holmstrom would win a Nobel Prize. Four of the show's cartoon children had a betting pool for the various Nobel Prizes.
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