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  • The world's most innovative growth companies 2017
    Published: May 17, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes
    Forbes released its annual list of the most innovative public companies with market values between $2 billion and $10 billion. Hal Gregersen, executive director of MIT’s Leadership Center, and Jeff Dyer, a professor at Brigham Young University, ran a sophisticated analysis to create the ranking. Included are links to opinion pieces by Gregerson and Dyer.
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    Digital transformation: MIT's Westerman shares new lessons
    Published: May 17, 2017
    Outlet: The Enterprisers Project
    As a Principal Research Scientist with the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, George Westerman leads the group's research portfolio on digital transformation. In his latest book, LEADING DIGITAL, Westerman and his colleagues studied more than 400 major organizations in traditional industries around the world to learn how they're using digital technology to innovate.
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    Four ways MIT advanced campus entrepreneurship this school year
    Published: May 17, 2017
    Outlet: Xconomy
    Bill Aulet—the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and a senior lecturer in MIT Sloan—has been appointed a “professor of the practice.”
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    Una nueva visión de mercados financieros adaptativos
    Published: May 16, 2017
    Outlet: El Economista (Mexico)
    En el libro Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought, del profesor e investigador del MIT Andrew Lo se plantea un concepto que busca explicar la contradicción entre ambas posturas, a partir de lo que denomina Mercados Adaptativos.
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    Digital business talent wars: MIT expert shares new strategies
    Published: May 16, 2017
    Outlet: The Enterprisers Project
    Kristine Dery, research scientist for the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), has been exploring the evolving digital workplace at the annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium for the past several years.
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    Standout performances in the 2017 executive education rankings
    Published: May 14, 2017
    Outlet: Financial Times
    MIT Sloan is top for the quality of its participants for the first time in the open-enrollment ranking. Sloan's students have been in the top 10 for this measure since 2005.
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    Cressida Pollock on saving the crisis-stricken ENO
    Published: May 14, 2017
    Outlet: Financial Times
    Cressida Pollock is the chief executive of the English National Opera. To talk to the graduate of MIT Sloan (“the geekiest place on earth”) in her office — a disheveled mix of pine veneer furniture, gold theatre seats and stuffed armchairs at the Coliseum theatre in London's West End, where the ENO is based, is to meet a case study come to life.
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    Seeing past the hype around cognitive computing
    Published: May 11, 2017
    Outlet: Information Management (Opinion Piece)
    Jeanne Ross, a principal research scientist at MIT Sloan's Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), writes that their research "suggests that small experiments in cognitive computing may help tap the significant opportunities AI offers."
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    The rise of superstar firms has been better for investors than for employees
    Published: May 11, 2017
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. John Van Reenen and MIT Economics PhD Candidate Christina Patterson write: "In America, labor's share has been on the decline for about three decades, and it has accelerated since the turn of the century..."
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    Will your bank be on your side if it gets hit with a cyberattack?
    Published: May 10, 2017
    Outlet: The Hill (Opinion Piece)
    Douglas Criscitello, senior lecturer and executive director of the MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy at MIT Sloan, writes: "Would your bank or brokerage stand by you in the event of such an attack or is cyber risk insurance necessary?"
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    Preparing for the cyberattack that will knock out U.S. power grids
    Published: May 10, 2017
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Stuart Madnick writes: "In our research consortium at MIT Sloan, we have been studying ways that massive physical damage can happen to power grids and other industrial control systems through a cyberattack..."
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    Analizamos el futuro de la atención médica en salud
    Published: May 10, 2017
    Outlet: emol (Chile) (Video)
    Universidad de Chile junto al MIT reunirán a cientos de investigadores y líderes del rubro de la salud, que presentarán proyectos innovadores de la atención médica; bajar costos y mejorar servicios.
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    In Kenya, phones replace bank tellers
    Published: May 9, 2017
    Outlet: The New York Times
    How could mobile money raise incomes? “When bad stuff happens, people reach out to friends and family,” said Tavneet Suri, a Kenyan who is an associate professor of applied economics at MIT Sloan. “That's what M-Pesa helps them do.”
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    Good managers, not machines, drive productivity growth
    Published: May 9, 2017
    Outlet: BloombergView (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. John Van Reenen writes: 'When people discuss what drives long-run productivity, they usually focus on technical change. But productivity is about more than robots, new drugs and self-driving vehicles..."
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    Get to know Snejina Zacharia
    Published: May 9, 2017
    Outlet: VentureFizz
    Snejina Zacharia learned about the MIT Sloan Fellows Program from a friend. It ended up being a perfect opportunity for her. “It was a good transition for me in terms of gaining more connections and learning many specific skills for starting a company,” said Zacharia. “The MIT experience was incredibly rewarding and inspiring.”
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    The problem with product proliferation
    Published: May 8, 2017
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Jeanne W. Ross and Martin Mocher of MIT Sloan's Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) write: "We have found that successful innovators follow three principles to help them recover from—or avoid altogether—the downside of innovation..."
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    Security surprises arising from the Internet of Things
    Published: May 8, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Stuart Madnick writes: "Threats to IoT can be divided into two categories. First, devices are taken over to do something they are not intended to do, like a security camera that becomes part of a botnet attack. But also devices can be commandeered to do exactly what they are intended to do but in a devious way."
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    Adaptive market hypothesis: Andrew Lo's groundbreaking work combining rational and behavioral market theory
    Published: May 6, 2017
    Outlet: Business Insider
    MIT Prof. Andrew Lo might be the most highly respected academic in financial theory. He's closely followed by the most sophisticated hedge funds. Recently, he was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.
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    2017 Best MBAs: Sally Lambert, MIT Sloan
    Published: May 6, 2017
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    MIT Sloan MBA Sally Lambert "is genuinely a shining light in our MBA student body," says MIT Sloan Prof. Wanda Orlikowski.
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    2017 Best MBAs: Carolyn Escobar Kent, MIT Sloan
    Published: May 6, 2017
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    MIT Sloan Prof. Simon Johnson says Carolyn Escobar Kent “is an outstanding student and member of our community. I have been teaching MBAs since 1991 and I cannot remember anyone who has contributed so much and in so many ways."
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    World's Top 30 Education Professionals for 2017
    Published: May 4, 2017
    Outlet: Global Gurus
    Otto Scharmer was ranked #1 in the Education category by Global Gurus in their 2017 ranking. Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan, as well as a Thousand Talents Program Professor at Tsinghua University and co-founder of the Presencing Institute.
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    Building skills for an inclusive economy
    Published: May 4, 2017
    Outlet: WGBH (Video)
    The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) hosted a panel highlighting how technology can close the skills gap, increase equity, and build a more inclusive economy. The panel was moderated by Innovation Hub's Kara Miller.
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    The board's role in share repurchases
    Published: May 3, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Robert C. Pozen writes: "Share repurchases are something to which directors should pay more attention. Specifically, directors should carefully consider the capital allocated to repurchases relative to the company's realistic opportunities for value creation through internal development or external acquisitions."
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    Can the market be both rational and irrational?
    Published: May 3, 2017
    Outlet: Fintech Finance
    A groundbreaking new book by award-winning financial expert and MIT Prof. Andrew W. Lo addresses the basic question facing both economists and anyone with investments in the stock market: Are financial markets rational and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient, as behavioral economists believe?
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    The six best data science master's degree courses in the US
    Published: May 2, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes
    The only program on this list billed as business analytics rather than data science, MIT's graduate analytics option (Master of Business Analytics) is however focused on applying data science tools to business problems. Students receive a grounding in the R statistical programming language as well as Big Data analytical tools and methodologies.
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    Reinventando el sistema de chileno
    Published: May 2, 2017
    Outlet: El Mercurio (Chile) (Opinion Piece)
    Lee Ullmann, Director of the MIT Sloan Latin America Office, and his co-authors write: "El crecimiento económico, la urbanización y la creciente riqueza están teniendo un profundo impacto en la salud de los latinoamericanos. Muy poco de esto es positivo, especialmente en Chile..."
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    Jane launches new cannabis search site with real time inventory data
    Published: May 1, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes
    MIT Sloan graduate Socrates Rosenfeld founded Jane, a new online search engine that is combining cannabis product search with real-time availability. The site also uses a smart search function to help customers determine what they might work for a specific need and then locate the product and even reserve it for pick up or delivery.
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    The limit does not exist: It's going to be okay
    Published: May 1, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes (Podcast)
    Kathleen Stetson is an opera singer, acoustical engineer, startup entrepreneur, and non-profit founder. She co-founded the arts festival, Hacking Arts, while pursuing her MBA at MIT. She is a guest on the first-ever live show of "The Limit Does Not Exist," a podcast from Forbes.
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    How to boil down a pile of diverse research papers into one cohesive picture
    Published: May 1, 2017
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Mohammad S. Jalali writes: "My colleagues Hazhir Rahmandad and Kamran Paynabar and I have developed a new, more robust way to pull together all the prior research on a particular topic."
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    'Those jobs are gone'
    Published: April 30, 2017
    Outlet: The Chronicle of Higher Education
    Andrew McAfee, a research scientist at MIT Sloan, has been talking about the political ramifications of automated labor for years. He is a co-author of two books on the topic, RACE AGAINST THE MACHINE and THE SECOND MACHINE AGE, and has been a regular at conferences where prosperous brainiacs discuss the future.
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    Can Uber evolve – quickly?
    Published: April 30, 2017
    Outlet: Entrepreneur (Opinion Piece)
    Court Chilton, a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan, writes: "Uber needs to repair its reputation, shift its culture and continue to grow sustainably. Shifting culture and leadership norms is hard, but there are a number of moves that could help Uber evolve more quickly..."
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    Four ways that technology can reinvent work in the digital age
    Published: April 27, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes (Opinion Piece)
    Devin Cook, MIT Sloan alum and executive producer of the Inclusive Innovation Competition at MIT, writes: "Today, digital technology is disrupting work for working people — blue- and white-collar alike — in every occupation..."
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    What you need to know before starting a platform business
    Published: April 27, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review
    MIT Sloan Management Review editorial director Martha E. Mangelsdorf spoke with MIT Sloan Professor Emeritus Richard Schmalensee and University of Chicago Lecturer David S. Evans to learn more about just what it takes to get a platform strategy right.
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    How should companies operate in the age of Trump?
    Published: April 26, 2017
    Outlet: The Hill (Opinion Piece)
    Daena Giardella, a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan and MIT Leadership Center, writes: " In the era of President Trump, business leaders and CEOs need to shift their sensemaking skills into high gear. Along with that, they may have to exercise Improvisational Leadership skills in the Trump universe."
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    How a GOP bill could cause the next financial crisis
    Published: April 26, 2017
    Outlet: POLITICO (Opinion Piece)
    Simon Johnson is a professor at MIT Sloan and former chief economist at the IMF. He and Bruce Grohsgal write about the Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act, or FIBA, a bill that "will encourage Wall Street to gamble on the very same risky financial instruments that caused the recent crisis."
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    We need to ask how we can make economic growth more inclusive
    Published: April 25, 2017
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Center and a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan, writes: "Some questions have what I like to call a catalytic quality. That is, they do for creative problem-solving what catalysts do in chemical processes..."
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    Can cybersecurity insurance protect consumers from attacks?
    Published: April 25, 2017
    Outlet: The Hill (Opinion Piece)
    Doug Criscitello, senior lecturer and executive director of the MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy at MIT Sloan, writes: "Has the time come to purchase insurance for financial cyber risks?"
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    ADAPTIVE MARKETS, by Andrew Lo -- emotional investment theory
    Published: April 25, 2017
    Outlet: Financial Times
    MIT Economics Professor Andrew Lo is one of the most cogent critics of the efficient markets hypothesis. He has a remarkable new book out, titled ADAPTIVE MARKETS.
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    Financial institutions are way behind in FinTech: MIT FinTech Conference
    Published: April 24, 2017
    Outlet: Seeking Alpha
    The annual MIT FinTech Conference, a major conference on financial technology, was held Saturday, April 22, put on by the MIT FinTech Club. The general feeling of participants at the conference was that financial institutions are behind the Internet curve.
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    Interview with Andrew Lo
    Published: April 24, 2017
    Outlet: Bloomberg's Masters in Business (Audio)
    Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Andrew Lo, Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering and Professor at MIT Sloan.
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    How blockchain technology will impact the digital economy
    Published: April 24, 2017
    Outlet: Oxford Business Law Blog (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Christian Catalini writes: "By automating the aggregation of information and preferences, and overcoming the limits of our cognitive ability, the ecosystems built on top of blockchain technology will be able to source and remunerate talent, ideas and capital at a scale previously unimaginable."
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    Buy, sell or adapt
    Published: April 24, 2017
    Outlet: Financial Times's Alphachat (Podcast)
    MIT economist Andrew Lo talks to Financial Times senior investment commentator John Authers about the adaptive markets hypothesis, the subject of his forthcoming book, Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought. (start: 19:00)
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    Erik Brynjolfsson: In a race with machines, can we keep up?
    Published: April 21, 2017
    Outlet: NPR's TED Radio Hour (Audio and Video)
    Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Digital Industrial Revolution. MIT Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson sees a bright future where machines serve as powerful tools and partners. But he says we can only shape this future if we keep up with the pace of innovation.
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    Automation rapidly changing work
    Published: April 21, 2017
    Outlet: BBC's World Service (Audio)
    Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT professor and best-selling author who heralded the 'Second Machine Age,' says automation is changing work faster than even he thought it would. (start: 10:20; end: 14:45)
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    MIT students impressed by NUST's FABlab
    Published: April 20, 2017
    Outlet: The Namibia Economist
    The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) FABlab recently hosted 26 students and faculty members from MIT Sloan. The trip forms part of the student's spring break study tour which included both Namibia and Botswana, to investigate the economic strength and diversification of each of the countries with a specific focus on engaging with institutions that contribute to the local economy.
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    Engaging the public to tackle climate change
    Published: April 20, 2017
    Outlet: Discover Magazine
    “We believe this large-scale collaborative approach to problem-solving is important because climate change is such a complex societal challenge, requiring more expertise than any one person or organization could possess alone,” said Climate CoLab founder and MIT Prof. Thomas Malone.
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    Running may be socially contagious
    Published: April 19, 2017
    Outlet: The New York Times
    In aggregate, these results indicate that, with caveats, “running can be socially contagious,” says Sinan Aral, the David Austin Professor of Management at MIT who led the study. The impacts “go beyond correlation to causation,” he says. “In general, if you run more, it is likely that you can cause your friends to run more.”
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    MIT's Bill Aulet on why small business owners 'can't be comfortable'
    Published: April 19, 2017
    Outlet: WCBS (Video)
    In this week's Small Business Spotlight, WCBS interviews Bill Aulet, managing director of the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship at MIT. Joe Connolly calls Aulet “one of the most entertaining business speakers” he knows.
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    How entrepreneurs can conduct primary market research
    Published: April 19, 2017
    Outlet: Entrepreneur (Excerpt)
    Bill Aulet is managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and senior lecturer at MIT Sloan. In this excerpt from the just-released Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook, Aulet describes how to do the research to get this critical information that will make your product development process work.
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    How companies like United and Wells Fargo can win back consumer trust
    Published: April 19, 2017
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. of Marketing John Hauser writes: "Five years ago, my colleagues – Gui Liberali of the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam and Glen L. Urban at MIT Sloan – and I jointly published a study, 'Competitive information, trust, brand consideration and sales: Two field experiments.' Here's what we learned."
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    Good management predicts a firm's success better than IT, R&D, or even employee skills
    Published: April 19, 2017
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Profs. John Van Reenen and Erik Brynjolfsson, and their co-author Nicholas Bloom, write: "In our research, we've confirmed that management matters — a lot. In fact, it matters as much or more than a number of other factors associated with successful businesses, like technology adoption."
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    The importance of structured management practices
    Published: April 18, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    New research finds that certain types of management policies are associated with higher levels of productivity, profitability, innovation, and growth, according to MIT Sloan Profs. Erik Brynjolfsson, John Van Reenen, and their co-writers.
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    Paths to entrepreneurship
    Published: April 18, 2017
    Outlet: NECN's The Take (Video)
    Does the Trump White House need an entrepreneur/innovator-in-chief? Sue O'Connell's guest is Bill Aulet, Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, and author of the recently released "The Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook."
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    Social networks push runners to run further and faster than their friends
    Published: April 18, 2017
    Outlet: Nature
    MIT Sloan researchers Sinan Aral and Christos Nicolaides describe how they recorded the daily exercise patterns, geographical locations, and social-network ties of more than 1 million people. Exercise, the results showed, is socially contagious.
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    Forbes 30 Under 30: Manufacturing & Industry
    Published: April 18, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes
    Srikant Bolla was born blind into a family of farmers in rural India - and went on to become the first international blind student at MIT, where he studied business management. Post-MIT, Bolla chose to return to India where he set up Bollant Industries in Hyderabad…
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    Can bitcoin make our financial system fairer?
    Published: April 18, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Technology Review (Video)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Simon Johnson says some form of digital currency could fundamentally improve the financial system. “How do you feel about the way that our existing financial system operates?” Johnson asked the audience at the Business of Blockchain conference, an event organized by MIT Technology Review.
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    MIT Sloan Africa Innovate Conference 2017, quite the resounding success
    Published: April 17, 2017
    Outlet: The African Exponent
    The 2017 Africa Innovate Conference, organized by the MIT Sloan Africa Business Club, was quite the resounding success; from the aptly timed humor in the addresses of the event's various keynote speakers, to the hands-on workshop experiences that necessitated collaboration amongst the attendees of the conference, with an end to addressing realtime pressing matters that affect actual business organizations, the event fared remarkably well.
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    'Technology has potential to make cancer treatment better and affordable'
    Published: April 14, 2017
    Outlet: Entrepreneur India
    Entrepreneur India spoke to MIT MBA Gitika Srivastava, Founder of Navya Network, a Bangalore-based organization which has recently partnered with Tata Memorial Centre, one of the largest cancer care givers in the world, to give treatment opinions to cancer patients online.
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    Track how technology is transforming work
    Published: April 13, 2017
    Outlet: Nature (Opinion Piece)
    Without data on how artificial intelligence is affecting jobs, policymakers will fly blind into the next industrial revolution, warns MIT Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson and his co-writer Carnegie Mellon Prof. Tom Mitchell.
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    New tools needed to track technology's impact on jobs, panel says
    Published: April 13, 2017
    Outlet: The New York Times
    “We're flying blind into this dramatic set of economic changes,” MIT Sloan economist Erik Brynjolfsson said in an interview. Brynjolfsson was a co-chairman of the 13-member panel that drafted a recent 184-page report published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
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    Can you guess which country's businesses face the highest taxes?
    Published: April 13, 2017
    Outlet: PRI (Audio)
    Michelle Hanlon, a professor of accounting at MIT Sloan, says the House corporate tax overhaul could work, and work well, in theory, but in practice, “nobody knows because nothing like the blueprint, which is a destination-based cash flow tax, has ever been put in place anywhere on Earth.” (start: 4:05)
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    The evolutionary element of markets
    Published: April 12, 2017
    Outlet: The Economist
    MIT Professor Andrew Lo's new book, Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought (Princeton), makes a convincing argument and lays out some interesting ideas—such as a huge, diversified fund that would invest in a range of potential cancer treatments.
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    How to increase retirement savings of 60 million employees
    Published: April 12, 2017
    Outlet: Pensions & Investments (Opinion Piece)
    Robert Pozen, a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan, writes: "Republicans and Democrats should get together behind a federal automatic IRA. It is the most effective vehicle for harnessing the power of inertia to increase retirement savings of 60 million employees."
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    Auto mechanics needed to relieve the industry's shortage
    Published: April 12, 2017
    Outlet: WGBH (Video)
    Having "a team oriented approach where the technicians had more control over inspection, quality control, and delivering it to the customer,” would change technicians' morale, says MIT labor economist Tom Kochan. (start: 1:30)
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    Risking your life for corporate camaraderie
    Published: April 11, 2017
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Neil Hartman, a senior lecturer of managerial communication at MIT Sloan, writes about the risks and benefits of corporate team building activities.
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    Shunwei's Meng Xing says Chinese AI startups need niche products to survive and thrive
    Published: April 10, 2017
    Outlet: China Money Network (Podcast)
    Over the past ten years, Meng Xing, VP and entrepreneur-in-residence at Chinese venture firm Shunwei Capital, has founded two artificial intelligence start-ups, selling one, an image recognition AI company, to Amazon and the other to a listed Chinese company. In between, he worked as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan Hong Kong and casino giant Caesars Entertainment, on top of getting an MBA from MIT Sloan.
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    Why are the French so productive?
    Published: April 10, 2017
    Outlet: BBC World Service (Audio)
    MIT Professor of Applied Economics John Van Reenen comments on the productivity of French workers. He says that the latest figures show that France is about 30% more productive than the UK. In other words, for every hour that the French put in, they get about 30% more output than the British. (start: 2:15)
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    This entrepreneur is ranking Silicon Valley firms on diversity
    Published: April 10, 2017
    Outlet: Fortune
    The list is a new project from Blendoor, a startup that MIT MBA graduate Stephanie Lampkin launched last year. HP tops the list, and is followed closely by Paypal, Intuit, Yelp, Apple, and Cisco.
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    Tech could soon take over all of the sports you watch
    Published: April 10, 2017
    Outlet: Fortune (Opinion Piece)
    Ben Shields, a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan, writes: "The sports industry is engaged in a grand digital experiment with technology platforms."
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    How near-death experiences in the Israeli Air Force inspired this new startup
    Published: April 7, 2017
    Outlet: BostInno
    ClimaCell aims to provide better weather data by using existing wireless networks. ClimaCell has roots at MIT Sloan, where Itai Zlotnik and Rei Goffer are attending.
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    Where robots come in
    Published: April 6, 2017
    Outlet: Marketplace (Audio)
    MIT Sloan Professor Erik Brynjolfsson talks about stagnated wages in middle-skilled jobs, and how this makes them ripe for robot takeover. (start: 3:25)
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    Economic Tectonics Episode 5: Technology
    Published: April 6, 2017
    Outlet: BBC World Service UK (Audio)
    In this edition of Economic Tectonics, MIT's Andrew McAfee – a tech optimist – explores how he thinks technology could change our economic futures for the better.
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    If at first you don't succeed, try an MBA
    Published: April 5, 2017
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal
    During her second semester at MIT Sloan, Rena Pacheco-Theard started a new venture called Prepify, which provides test preparation services to low-income high schoolers. She left MIT last spring with a degree, a co-founder classmate and a total of $15,000 in funding from the school.
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    How President Trump can actually pass corporate tax reform
    Published: April 5, 2017
    Outlet: Fortune (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Robert C. Pozen writes: "While the Congressional efforts to reform America's health care system fell apart last month, the Trump Administration can learn important lessons for its next legislative battle: Corporate tax reform. Here are five key guidelines."
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    For women, this new pipeline could lead to the boardrooms
    Published: April 3, 2017
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    Bill Aulet runs the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, a hub of activity that supports student-run startups from across the university. Getting beyond buzzwords is part of the big-picture approach to creating companies that Aulet, a serial entrepreneur and professor at MIT Sloan, espouses in his new book, the “Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook,” which was released this week as a follow-up to his 2014 text “Disciplined Entrepreneurship.”
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    MIT's Bill Aulet on why entrepreneurship is not 'some kind of black magic'
    Published: April 3, 2017
    Outlet: Boston Business Journal (Subscription Required)
    Bill Aulet, managing director for the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, talks about the rising interest in entrepreneurship and MIT's position in the Boston tech scene.
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    Article 50, Gender pay gap reporting
    Published: April 3, 2017
    Outlet: BBC UK (Audio)
    As Article 50 is triggered, BBC Wales' Business Correspondent Brian Meechan talks about the future of business dealings with the EU in this episode. Peter Hirst, an associate dean at MIT Sloan who grew up in Aberystwyth, Wales, joins as a guest (start: 12:00).
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    Why Jared Kushner will probably fail to make Washington innovate
    Published: April 2, 2017
    Outlet: Fortune (Opinion Piece)
    Joe Hadzima is president and co-founder of IPVision and a senior lecturer at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan.
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    Using blockchain to keep public data public
    Published: March 31, 2017
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Brian Forde, senior lecturer for bitcoin and blockchain at MIT Sloan, writes, "The public blockchain would fundamentally change the way we govern and do business..."
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    Trump, dark money and shifting consciousness
    Published: March 31, 2017
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Senior Lecturer Otto Scharmer writes: "What is the call of our time? I believe it is to realize that the future is already here. All the seeds, all the living examples, all the partners we need to pull this off are already here. But we need to attend to and connect with them, and nurture the deeper eco-systems of collaboration and co-creation."
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    Trump, dark money and shifting consciousness
    Published: March 31, 2017
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Senior Lecturer Otto Scharmer writes: "What is the call of our time? I believe it is to realize that the future is already here. All the seeds, all the living examples, all the partners we need to pull this off are already here. But we need to attend to and connect with them, and nurture the deeper eco-systems of collaboration and co-creation."
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    Do taxpayers get their money's worth from the National Institutes of Health?
    Published: March 31, 2017
    Outlet: PBS
    MIT economist Pierre Azoulay argues that instantly shutting off the NIH's funds for indirect costs would undoubtedly have repercussions for medical schools and research programs at universities. “They'd have to shrink significantly and would have to review all kinds of priorities if overhead costs got cut,” Azoulay said. “You need to build those buildings. You need to staff them. There's a lot of infrastructure that's needed for research. It's not a gift.”
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    Drastic cuts to NIH budget could translate to less innovation and fewer patents, study argues
    Published: March 31, 2017
    Outlet: The Los Angeles Times
    “These results should give a lot of pause to those who think these cuts are going to have no effect,” said Pierre Azoulay, a professor of technological innovation at MIT and coauthor of the study.
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    On tax reform, Trump will need the political center
    Published: March 30, 2017
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece) (Source: Project Syndicate)
    MIT Professor Simon Johnson, a former chief economist of the IMF, writes: "For three reasons, Trump's next major policy push — on taxes — is in big trouble."
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    The US can't beat China's robots--but it can win by building the machines that make them
    Published: March 30, 2017
    Outlet: Quartz (Opinion Piece)
    Matt Beane, Chief Human-Robot Interaction Officer at Humatics, and doctoral student at MIT Sloan, writes: "The US should focus on what it does best: software, sensors, and design..."
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    Scientific drought, golden eggs, and global leadership - why Trump's NIH funding cuts would be a disaster
    Published: March 29, 2017
    Outlet: The New England Journal of Medicine
    Pierre Azoulay, a professor at MIT Sloan who has studied the contribution of NIH-funded research to the patenting activities of biopharmaceutical firms, estimates that a $10 million investment in research generates two to three new patents, on average. He doubts that the private sector could fill in the gaps that cuts of this magnitude would leave in their wake — “This may well kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.”
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    Donald Trump and the myth of the coal revival
    Published: March 29, 2017
    Outlet: The New Yorker
    John Reilly, a co-director of MIT's Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, called the C.P.P. “relatively timid.” But Trump's executive order, he said, is “simply ignorant.” The C.P.P. is crucial to helping the U.S. meet its commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement, part of the world's eleventh-hour efforts to avoid catastrophic climate change. It's as if, Reilly said, “you see a risk ahead and poke your eyes out so you don't see it anymore.”
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