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  • The 2016 Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize
    Published: August 23, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review
    This year's panel of judges consisted of distinguished members of the MIT Sloan School of Management faculty: David Austin Professor of Management Sinan Aral, retired senior lecturer Cyrus Gibson and Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management John Van Maanen.
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    Why do so many women who study engineering leave the field?
    Published: August 23, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Susan S. Silbey is Leon and Anne Goldberg Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Professor of Behavioral and Policy Sciences in the Sloan School of Management at MIT. She writes, "Engineering is the most male-dominated field in STEM. It may perhaps be the most male-dominated profession in the US, with women making up only 13% of the engineering workforce..."
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    An MIT lesson in failure helps deliver fresh milk to millions in India
    Published: August 23, 2016
    Outlet: Public Radio International's The World (Audio)
    The MIT Sloan School of Management was so impressed with Sorin Grama — his business successes, and failures — that they're bringing him in to teach a fall seminar. He'll be the school's first-ever entrepreneur in residence focused solely on the developing world.
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    What can Mother Nature teach us about managing financial systems?
    Published: August 22, 2016
    Outlet: The Christian Science Monitor (Opinion Piece)
    Andrew W. Lo is the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He and Simon A. Levin write, "During a half-hour interval on May 6, 2010, stock prices for some of the largest companies in the world dropped precipitously, some to just pennies a share. Then, just as suddenly and inexplicably, shares recovered to their pre-crash prices..."
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    The secret to repairing a broken conversation
    Published: August 22, 2016
    Outlet: Quartz (Opinion Piece)
    Daena Giardella is a Senior Lecturer in the MIT Leadership Center at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She writes, "We've all been there. In the midst of a productive conversation with a colleague, something unexpected happens. It might be an awkward phrase or an unintended tone of voice, or maybe someone simply says something we don't want to hear..."
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    Intelligence + maturity = better leaders
    Published: August 22, 2016
    Outlet: Xconomy Boston (Opinion Piece)
    For a long time, researchers at MIT Sloan have talked about a 4-Capabilities Model of Leadership. The gist was that good leaders need to be able to do four things: visioning, relating, inventing, and sense-making.
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    Exam prep courses personalized to your level and lifestyle
    Published: August 17, 2016
    Outlet: ISRAEL21c
    LTG Exam Prep Platform, founded by Israeli high-tech entrepreneur Elad Shoushan, offers free Android and iOS apps to help applicants prepare for standardized admissions tests. “The company came together while I was at Sloan; that's where I developed the strategy and business plan,” Shoushan said.
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    El auge de la economía on-demand en Latinoamérica
    Published: August 17, 2016
    Outlet: PULSO (Chile) (Opinion Piece)
    Roi Amszynowski is a 2016 graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management's MBA program and the founder of Tuten. He writes, "Desde una perspectiva cultural, el momento es el adecuado por una serie de razones..."
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    West Chester woman develops back brace for sleep
    Published: August 16, 2016
    Outlet: Daily Local News
    Samantha Simmons attended MIT Sloan School of Management. She began her own company with a nighttime back brace as its flagship product.
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    Ayar Labs gets $2.5 million to go after optical chips for data centers
    Published: August 16, 2016
    Outlet: Xconomy Boston
    The story begins in a classroom at MIT in 2014. Alex Wright-Gladstein was getting her MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She had previously worked in energy efficiency and smart-grid systems at EnerNOC and other companies...
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    The real reasons diversity programs don't work
    Published: August 16, 2016
    Outlet: Fortune (Opinion Piece)
    Evan Apfelbaum is an assistant professor at MIT Sloan and is a social psychologist. He and Nicole Stephens write, "Our research, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and conducted with Ray Reagans of MIT Sloan School of Management, found that women and minorities have different responses to companies' statements about diversity."
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    How Uber, Airbnb and other 'unicorns' hurt stock investors
    Published: August 16, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    Nemit Shroff is the Class of 1958 Career Development Professor and an associate professor of accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "They are known as “unicorns” — companies valued at $1 billion or more, but which remain in private hands — and their names read like a veritable Who's Who of Silicon Valley: Airbnb; Dropbox; Pinterest; Snapchat; Uber..."
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    Businesses aren't ready for the digital age, suggests research
    Published: August 15, 2016
    Outlet: World Economic Forum
    A new study by MIT Sloan Management Review, in collaboration with Deloitte, finds that only 44% of managers and executives believe their company is adequately prepared for digital disruption.
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    Bigger loans for STEM students
    Published: August 14, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    S.P. Kothari is a professor of accounting and finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He and Korok Ray write, "Outstanding student debt has ballooned to $1.3 trillion and is now, aside from mortgages, most American households' largest liability, according to the Federal Reserve..."
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    Las mejores presentaciones que el MIT tiene para ti
    Published: August 13, 2016
    Outlet: America Economia (Videos)
    MIT Sloan School of Management, una de las escuelas de negocios de la institución, puso a disposición de todos el año pasado un programa llamado “New Thinkers” en el que diversos académicos discuten sobre alguna temática que está rondando en el mundo de los negocios. El profesor Evan Apfelbaum se refiere a cómo la diversidad cambia la forma en que nos comportamos y cómo esta nos hace trabajar de manera más ardua...
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    Hillary Clinton lays out her economic agenda
    Published: August 11, 2016
    Outlet: WBUR's Radio Boston (Audio)
    Simon Johnson is a professor of Global Economics and Management at MIT and co-founder of the economics blog BaselineScenario.com and has served as the chief economist for the IMF. He joins WBUR's Radio Boston to give his perspective on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's fiscal plans.
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    For a free crash course in design, here's a 40-title reading list compiled by the world's best designers for the US Supreme Court
    Published: August 10, 2016
    Outlet: Quartz
    Gerald C. Kane and Alexandra Pear, The Rise of Visual Content Online, MIT Sloan Management Review (Jan. 4, 2016).
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    Why Ministry of Supply (MoS) employs an arsenal of marketing tactics to acquire customers
    Published: August 8, 2016
    Outlet: Business 2 Community
    Aman Advani, Gihan Amarasiriwardena and Kit Hickey, co-founders of MoS, all met during their MBA studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Hickey recalls, “My co-founder Aman and I were in the same ‘core group' at MIT Sloan, which is a small group of around six people who you do all your group projects and homework with..."
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    Why your diversity program may be helping women but not minorities (or vice versa)
    Published: August 8, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Evan Apfelbaum is a social psychologist and assistant professor at MIT Sloan. He writes, "My collaborators — Nicole Stephens at the Kellogg School of Management and Ray Reagans at MIT Sloan — and I decided to study what organizations can do to increase traditionally stigmatized groups' performance and persistence, and curb the disproportionately high rates at which they leave jobs."
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    Lagging in digital transformation? 30% of your senior executives are going to leave within a year
    Published: August 4, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes
    This is one of the key finding of a new research report, Aligning the Organization for its Digital Future. It is based on a worldwide survey of 3,700 business executives, managers and analysts, conducted for the fifth year in a row by MIT Sloan Management Review, in collaboration with Deloitte.
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    The #YNaijaPowerList for business
    Published: August 4, 2016
    Outlet: Naija (Nigeria)
    Through her company, Wecyclers, where she works as CEO, MIT Sloan alum Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola is changing the face of recycling in Nigeria and making it practical and accessible. Over 6,000 households have plugged into the Wecyclers scheme that employs about 80 people.
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    Mangalorean MIT and Harvard graduate starts work at the prestigious Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    Published: August 2, 2016
    Outlet: Mangalorean (India)
    Deepa Fernandes received her master's degree in Systems Design and Management which is an engineering management degree offered jointly by MIT's School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management.
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    Why Wall Street's discrimination against women has no future
    Published: August 2, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    Lotte Bailyn is the T. Wilson (1953) Professor of Management, Emerita at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She writes, "We are well-accustomed by now to the ways in which women are mistreated and discriminated against on Wall Street...."
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    The aftermath of the Brexit vote – the verdict from a derided expert
    Published: August 2, 2016
    Outlet: London School of Economics (Opinion Piece)
    John Van Reenen is moving this month to be a tenured professor at MIT jointly in the Department of Economics and the Sloan School of Management. He writes, "There are multiple reasons for the Brexit vote, but by far the most important one can be summarised in a single word: immigration."
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    Retirement healthcare could bust the budgets of many US cities
    Published: July 31, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times (Opinion Piece)
    Robert Pozen is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "While the deficits of public pension plans have been widely discussed, much less attention has been given to the obligations of US local governments to supply healthcare for their retired employees..."
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    2016-2017 MIT Sloan MBA essay tips
    Published: July 30, 2016
    Outlet: Beat The GMAT
    MIT Sloan School of Management has streamlined the application considerably this year, removing all but one optional open-ended essay from the application, and reviving the cover letter essay that was a staple of previous admissions cycles.
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    A candidate scorecard
    Published: July 29, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Neal Hartman is a senior lecturer in Managerial Communication at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "As someone who studies both communication and leadership styles here at MIT, I think it is worth pausing and sifting through the sometimes overly loud and outsized rhetoric of the past two weeks to create a kind of scorecard."
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    The rise of the platform enterprise
    Published: July 28, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes
    I've been doing a fair bit of writing on supply chain visibility and how hot B2B network solutions built on a public cloud architecture have become. So when MIT invited me to their MIT Platform Strategy Summit a few weeks ago I was intrigued...
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    Researchers say expediting vendor payment could spur Illinois growth
    Published: July 26, 2016
    Outlet: Alton Daily News (Audio)
    A recent MIT Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School study shows that when the federal government expedited its payments to small vendors from 30 to 15 days, it spurred on job creation significantly. Researcher Jean-Noel Barrot said their findings can be applied to Illinois' problem of backlogged bills.
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    A revolutionary model to optimize promotion pricing
    Published: July 25, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Georgia Perakis is the William F. Pounds Professor of Management and a Professor of Operations Research and Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She writes, "How much money does a retailer leave on the table by using current pricing practices as opposed to a more scientific, data-driven approach in order to determine optimal promotional prices?"
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    Work with Marty Nemko 7/24/16
    Published: July 24, 2016
    Outlet: KALW (Audio)
    On the July 24, 2016 edition of "Work with Marty Nemko," I talk with MIT's Sloan School of Management's Edgar Schein, on improving workplace culture, individual branding, and humble consulting.
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    Can artificial intelligence help the mentally ill?
    Published: July 21, 2016
    Outlet: Fast Company
    The similarities between Cogito and Ginger.io are not coincidental. Both emerged from the MIT Media Lab's Human Dynamics research group under professor Sandy Pentland, who is a cofounder of Cogito and a board member of Ginger.io.
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    Seeing whole picture vital to tomorrow's leaders
    Published: July 21, 2016
    Outlet: Shanghai Daily
    To instill leadership excellence, the School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University has teamed up with Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Sloan School of Management and Giti Group UID Foundation to set up a “U School for system leadership,” featuring methods and tools based on MIT's philosophy of learning through doing and Chinese traditions of inner cultivation.
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    Winning the war for the best female talent
    Published: July 20, 2016
    Outlet: European Business Review (Opinion piece)
    Christie Hunter Arscott, Lauren Noël and Douglas Ready write, "Maggie Georgieva is a deeply talented product manager at HubSpot, a high growth inbound marketing firm headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts..." Noël holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and Ready is a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan.
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    The new green roof: solar panels that change colors
    Published: July 20, 2016
    Outlet: TakePart
    Company founders Senthil Balasubramanian and Ido Salama came up with the idea while studying business at the MIT Sloan School of Management. They hope their product will persuade people to go solar who had been reluctant to buy standard blue-black solar panels for esthetic reasons.
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    Why isn't Jamie Dimon telling clients to raise wages too?
    Published: July 20, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Thomas A. Kochan is the George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management at MIT's Sloan School of Management and a codirector of the Institute for Work and Employment Research. He writes, "It's great that JPMorgan Chase will raise starting wages of its tellers and low-wage employees. But why isn't the commercial and investment bank telling its corporate clients to do the same?"
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    South Africa exports online courses back to the West
    Published: July 20, 2016
    Outlet: BBC News
    The courses developed with MIT are being closely monitored by Professor Alex "Sandy" Pentland, founding faculty director of the MIT Connection Science Research Initiative. Professor Pentland was enthusiastic about an approach which he felt added the human-to-human interaction missing from many online courses.
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    A new era for crowdfunding?
    Published: July 19, 2016
    Outlet: Crowdfund Insider (Opinion Piece)
    Christian Catalini is the Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship and Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "Sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have long allowed individuals to support start-ups in exchange for pre-buying a ticket or early prototype of a product, but not for equity..."
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    2016's best and worst small cities to start a business
    Published: July 19, 2016
    Outlet: WalletHub
    Mercedes Delgado is a Visiting Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. What are the pros and cons of starting a business in a small city? "Both large and small cities can have comparative advantages in particular fields..."
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    Fallar puede ser algo muy positivo
    Published: July 18, 2016
    Outlet: Expansión (El Salvador)
    Así lo afirma el especialista en innovación Carlos Osorio. El experto fundó la maestría en Innovación de la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, de Chile, y actualmente trabaja como profesor visitante del Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan.
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    An Obama official says the biggest threat from AI is that we won't invest enough in it
    Published: July 17, 2016
    Outlet: Quartz
    Artificial intelligence promises to deliver yet another explosion of wealth, argues Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who studies how technology affects business and productivity. Only this time there is a problem: many workers may not share in that new wealth.
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    Better management through A/B testing
    Published: July 16, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review
    Expanding the inclusive workforce with robotics: While we worry about losing our livelihoods to Mr. Roboto, Peter Hirst reminds us that there is a silver lining to the robotics cloud.
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    VCs might not be as biased as you think
    Published: July 14, 2016
    Outlet: Fortune
    The reasons for the disparity between funding of male-led firms and female-led firms has been the subject of many an academic paper. The latest one, out in draft form Wednesday and authored by researchers from the MIT Sloan School of Management, found that while there is a pronounced gender gap when it comes to getting venture capital, bias on the part of VCs doesn't play as big a role as you might think.
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    Municipal tax exemption risks becoming target as ownership narrows
    Published: July 14, 2016
    Outlet: Bloomberg
    The drop in ownership could weaken the political will of municipalities to pay their debt and of Congress to maintain the tax-exemption of municipal bonds, write Daniel Bergstresser, an associate professor of finance at the Brandeis International Business School, and Randolph Cohen, a senior lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management.
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    Finding work-life balance between the margins
    Published: July 13, 2016
    Outlet: Entrepreneur (Opinion Piece)
    Peter Hirst is Associate Dean of Executive Education at MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "The 40-hour work week is dead. Work-life balance is impossible, and our always-on mentality is exploiting our personal lives. We've heard this all before and will continue to hear it from executives across industries and the mediums in which we receive our news..."
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    US Coast Guard shipyard under new command
    Published: July 12, 2016
    Outlet: MarineLink
    U.S. Coast Guard Captain Matthew Lake assumed command of the US Coast Guard Yard on July 1, 2016. He is the 42nd Commanding Officer in the 117-year history of the yard, the only shipbuilding and major ship repair facility of the US Coast Guard. His most recent assignment was as the Coast Guard's Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan Fellow.
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    The four mistakes most managers make with analytics
    Published: July 12, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    The Economist recently pointed out that ‘in a world of big data the correlations surface almost by themselves,' and an MIT Sloan Management Review blog post emphasized that while many firms have access to big data, such data is not 'objective,' since the difficulty lies in distilling ‘true' actionable insights from it.
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    Scaling customer development: Crowdsourcing the research
    Published: July 12, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Elaine Chen is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is on Twitter at @chenelaine. She writes, "In the seminal book The Four Steps to the Epiphany, Steve Blank introduces the concept of 'customer development' -- get out of the building and interview customers..."
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    Media bias and terrorism coverage
    Published: July 12, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Neal Hartman is a Senior Lecturer in Managerial Communication at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "What's in a word? More precisely, what's in three words: 'radical Islamic terrorist.' These words seem to be imbued with a strange power. By not uttering them, according to various Republicans, President Obama is losing the war on terrorism..."
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    Promethean founder returns from India with lessons for entrepreneurs
    Published: July 11, 2016
    Outlet: Xconomy
    After winning $10,000 as the runner-up in the MIT $100K pitch competition in 2007, co-founders Sorin Grama and Sam White decided it was time to visit their target market, Grama says.
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    The banks aren't as stable as they need to be to weather a recession
    Published: July 11, 2016
    Outlet: The New York Times (Opinion Piece)
    Simon Johnson, former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is the Ronald A. Kurtz professor of entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "The Federal Reserve has just determined that most big banks have more than enough capital to withstand losses in the event of a severe downturn, and can basically load up on more debt..."
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    How to fix the corporate tax system
    Published: July 11, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe (Opinion Piece)
    Robert Pozen is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "With Europe in disarray after Brexit, US lawmakers should fix the nation's broken system for taxing foreign profits of US corporations. In theory, foreign profits of US corporations are subject to a US tax of 35 percent..."
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    The doctor is in: Mediconecta brings telehealth to emerging markets
    Published: July 10, 2016
    Outlet: The Miami Herald
    “By providing access to real time, on demand virtual medical visits that can take place anywhere the patient is located, we are able to drastically lower the constraints for delivering quality, affordable, and timely medical care,” said Daniel Silberman, an industrial engineer who moved to the US in 2004 and received his MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    Fed's focus on 'too big to fail' won't save taxpayers from next bank bailout
    Published: July 8, 2016
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    Oz Shy is a Senior Lecturer in Economics, MIT. He writes, "Last month, the Federal Reserve announced that 31 out of 33 U.S. banks had passed its latest “stress test,” designed to ensure that the largest financial institutions have enough capital to withstand a severe economic shock. Passing the test amounts to being given a clean bill of health by the Fed..."
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    Artificial intelligence is going to change everything about managing teams
    Published: July 7, 2016
    Outlet: Inc.
    In an essay for MIT Sloan's Management Review, LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman describes human applications for the technology. Among other things, it would help to use data science to improve the way we onboard new team members, organize workflow, and communicate about performance.
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    New MIT Sloan majors draw students
    Published: July 6, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    In January, MIT Sloan announced it would no longer have a single business major with specialized concentrations in finance, marketing, or information technology. Instead, Sloan students may now pick between three majors: finance, business analytics, and management. Jake Cohen, senior associate dean of MIT Sloan's undergraduate and master's programs, told Poets & Quants they hoped the new majors would draw more students to the business major.
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    Using optimization to improve bundle recommendations and pricing
    Published: July 6, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Georgia Perakis is professor of operations management, operations research, and statistics at MIT Sloan School of Management. She writes, "When you shop online, it is common for retailers to offer additional items in a bundle to try to increase sales. For instance, if you are buying towels, the seller may offer matching washcloths..."
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    Three go-to techniques for primary market research
    Published: July 6, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post
    Elaine Chen is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She can be found on Twitter @chenelaine. She writes, "When Steve Blank wrote the book 'The Four Steps to the Epiphany,' he brought a sea change in the way technology entrepreneurs do business. Rather than plow ahead with a technology-led process, most entrepreneurs have embraced 'customer development.'"
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    How scientific culture discourages new ideas
    Published: July 6, 2016
    Outlet: Science Magazine
    Regardless of how Planck expressed his belief that senior scientific stars are often loath to accept ideas that threaten their views, the paper's “results lend credence” to the notion, write Pierre Azoulay of the MIT Sloan School of Management, Christian Fons-Rosen of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, and Joshua S. Graff Zivin of UC San Diego, in their National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper.
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    2016-2017 MIT Sloan application deadlines, essay alternative
    Published: July 5, 2016
    Outlet: Beat The GMAT
    The MIT Sloan School of Management has announced the MBA application deadlines for the 2016-2017 admissions season. The application to the full-time MBA program will not include a traditional essay question this year; instead, the admissions team has come up with a new twist for MIT Sloan aspirants.
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    French plot to topple City of London is foolish bluster
    Published: July 3, 2016
    Outlet: The Telegraph
    Athanasios Orphanides, a former member of the European Central Bank's governing council and professor at MIT, said neither Paris nor Frankfurt have the skills or outlook to run an international financial centre of global scale. "Whatever they try to do, they'll end up shooting themselves in the foot and driving the businesses out Europe. The EU regulations are so costly that I think the City could actually see long-term benefits from leaving," he said.
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    The role of telepresence robotics in workforce inclusion
    Published: July 2, 2016
    Outlet: TechCrunch (Opinion Piece)
    Peter Hirst is associate dean of Executive Education at MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "Earlier this year, MIT and the world lost the brilliant mathematician, computer scientist, inventor, author and “father” of artificial intelligence — the legendary Dr. Marvin Minsky..."
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    Why MIT's Master of Finance program is so hot
    Published: July 1, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants (Audio)
    Heidi Pickett, director of the Master of Finance at MIT Sloan, explains why the 12-month and 18-month program is among the most selective in the world, with 17 applicants vying for every seat in the class. This past year, there was a 22% increase in applications for the program, ranked for three consecutive years by the Financial Times as the best Master of Finance offering in the US.
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    These two millennials are taking on big urban problems - and winning
    Published: June 30, 2016
    Outlet: NationSwell
    Tumml co-founders Julie Lein, a one-time political consultant, and Clara Brenner, formerly in real estate development, caught the highly infectious “startup bug” while at MIT's Sloan School of Management. “When you are surrounded by talented technologists and entrepreneurs, it makes you want to push yourself to do more and to solve big, hairy challenges,” Brenner explains.
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    The big reason women drop out of engineering isn't in the classroom
    Published: June 30, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    Susan S. Silbey is a professor at MIT Sloan. She writes, "Approximately one-third of women entering engineering education programs leave the profession to pursue other careers. This is a significant loss of talented and trained engineers. What accounts for this loss?"
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    Sorin Grama - Entrepreneur in Residence at MIT
    Published: June 30, 2016
    Outlet: Boston Business Journal
    Sorin Grama is working with the MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship and the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship to guide and support students founding startups in the developing world. He co-founded Promethean Power to help farmers in India keep food and milk from spoiling.
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    James Clark named South Carolina State University president
    Published: June 29, 2016
    Outlet: The State
    Former trustee James Clark has been named South Carolina State University's 12th president. Clark, who graduated from MIT's Sloan School of Management, is credited with turning around a once-struggling $1 billion division of AT&T's computer business.
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    Energy flexibility and reform a breath of fresh air in China
    Published: June 29, 2016
    Outlet: China Daily USA
    A "wind [turbine] that is built in distant, resource-rich areas benefits from more favorable physical properties but suffers from existing constraints on the operation of the power system," said Valerie Karplus, an assistant professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and director of the Tsinghua-MIT China Energy and Climate Project.
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    Can this Sloan program overtake the MBA?
    Published: June 29, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    Could a specialized master's in data analytics actually attract more applicants than a full-time MBA program at one of the world's elite schools? Dimitris Bertsimas, a long-time professor of operations research who is director of the new business analytics program at MIT Sloan School of Management, thinks so.
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    Nepal: Medicine dissemination the new-fashioned way
    Published: June 28, 2016
    Outlet: Al Jazeera
    Sumana Shrestha gave up a high-powered job in the US to return home and help heal survivors of the devastating quake. She said, "I've worked on Wall Street, I've got my MBA from MIT, worked for BCG, I've learned a lot. I know how to manage projects and these skills are very useful back home, knowing how to get things done. So that's why I went back."
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