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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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    From investment banking to a public sector job - Romania is now a country of quality, not cheap labor
    Published: June 27, 2016
    Outlet: Business Review
    Although he worked abroad as an investment banker until a few months ago, state secretary Manuel Costescu has taken up the challenge of making Romania more attractive to foreign investors. Costescu holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    Brexit could be great for the U.S.
    Published: June 27, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece) (Source: Project Syndicate)
    Simon Johnson, MIT Sloan professor and former chief economist of the IMF, writes, "The British vote to leave the European Union has shaken world financial markets. The immediate and medium-term prospects for economic growth in the United Kingdom are severely diminished, and the impact on the rest of Europe will be negative."
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    MIT Sloan MBA applications soar by 35%
    Published: June 24, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    Dawna Levenson, director of admissions at MIT Sloan, largely attributes the increase to last year's decision to go to only one essay question, with a second required short-answer question if candidates moved forward to the interview stage. Levenson also believes that a substantial rise in the use of social media by MIT Sloan played some role in the increase in applications last year.
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    Wind at China's back to amp up its renewables
    Published: June 23, 2016
    Outlet: Climate Central
    “This would go a long way toward meeting China's climate goal of delivering 20 percent of the nation's primary energy from non-fossil fuels by 2030 — part of China's Paris climate pledge,” said study co-author Valerie Karplus, an assistant professor of global economics at MIT.
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    Robots are moving in to our homes, but there's no killer app
    Published: June 23, 2016
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    Elaine Chen is a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management. She writes, "Not too long ago, robots were giant, caged things, mainly found in automotive manufacturing lines. Social robotics was a new field of research pursued by the best and brightest in university research labs..."
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    Contemplating a career in data science / business analytics?
    Published: June 22, 2016
    Outlet: Admissions Straight Talk Podcast (Audio)
    After earning his Master's in Operations Research and PhD in Applied Mathematics/Operations Research at MIT, Dimitris Bertsimas joined the MIT faculty, where he is Professor of Operations Research, the co-Director of the Operations Research Center, and now the co-Director of the brand new Master's in Business Analytics program. In this interview, he discusses the new program.
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    Ten top-ranked tech-focused MBA programs
    Published: June 22, 2016
    Outlet: CIO
    MIT's Sloan School of Management is the top-ranked school for technology-focused MBAs, and students can take courses like Fundamentals of Digital Business Strategy and Generating Business Value in IT to prepare them for tech leadership roles and, potentially, the C-suite.
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    2016 MBAs to watch: Iris Zielske, MIT Sloan
    Published: June 21, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    "I am most proud of building a team of students to work with Gradian Health Systems to evaluate their after-sales service and spare parts strategy in East Africa. I believe in Gradian's product and their mission to improve access to safe surgery," says Iris Zielske, a Leaders for Global Operations Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management pursuing an MBA and an MS in Engineering Systems.
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    No more dizzying earnings adjustments
    Published: June 21, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    Robert C. Pozen is a senior lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He writes, "Whether Microsoft's $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn makes sense might depend on where you look. Glancing at LinkedIn's press release for the full year 2015, you will see a prominent projection for 'adjusted' earnings this year of $950 million..."
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    David Morgenthaler - a man who knew where to place the lever
    Published: June 21, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    "When I read today that venture capitalist pioneer David Morgenthaler had died one of my first thoughts was the statement attributed to Archimedes, 'Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will move the world.' David moved the world in many important ways..." writes Joe Hadzima, Senior Lecturer at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.
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    Puerto Rico: Democracy is the answer
    Published: June 21, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    "I came from very humble origins and thanks to the resilience of my family and our focus on working hard and getting an education (MIT MBA) — together we achieved unimaginable heights. Yet, when I decided to return to my community to give back, what I found was a web of complicated colonial interests canceling each other out mostly because underlying the relationships was the crude truth that none of us, really, owned our destiny," writes Antonio Sosa-Pascual.
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    This is how China can live up to its huge wind energy potential
    Published: June 20, 2016
    Outlet: The Washington Post
    “We're basically saying if we fast-forward to 2030 and we look at the characteristics of the power system that planners in China are anticipating … how much wind can that system access?” said senior author Valerie Karplus, an assistant professor of global economics and management at MIT.
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    Masters in Finance 2016 ranking: Schools gain from industry woes
    Published: June 20, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times
    MIT Sloan received a record 2,083 applications for its masters in finance course this year, 22% more than in 2015 — that is 17 applicants for every available place. A masters in finance is seen as more attractive to graduates because they can get a “deeper dive” into the subject and at a lower cost than with an MBA, according to Heidi Pickett, director of the Master of Finance programme at MIT Sloan.
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    Financial engineering helps fight cancer and climate change
    Published: June 20, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times
    “It was Warren Buffett who said derivatives are financial markets' weapons of mass destruction,” says Andrew Lo, the MIT Sloan finance professor and hedge fund manager behind pioneering work on how financial theory can help cure cancer.
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    Internships, jobs, and social life at MIT
    Published: June 20, 2016
    Outlet: Touch MBA (Audio)
    Darren talks to Andrew, a recent MIT Sloan MBA graduate, about his internship and job search experience at MIT Sloan. Andrew worked for Target as a Senior Analyst doing business intelligence and analytics before business school. He landed an internship with Uniqlo (one of the world's top 5 retailers) in New York City and will be heading to Cupertino to work for Apple this month.
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    MIT Sloan alums Clara Brenner and Julie Lein discuss Tumml
    Published: June 19, 2016
    Outlet: NBC's Asian Pacific America (Video)
    Asian Pacific America's Robert Handa interviews Tumml co-founders, Clara Brenner, CEO, and Julie Lein, President, who met at and received their MBAs from MIT Sloan. Tumml's mission is "to empower entrepreneurs to solve urban problems." During the last three years, Tumml has supported more than 30 startups working to solve community issues such as homelessness and workforce development for blue collar workers.
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    Chilenos graduados en Estados Unidos
    Published: June 19, 2016
    Outlet: El Mercurio (Chile)
    Graduados del MIT, Felipe Andwandter (máster en Finanzas), Felipe Tapia (MBA), Matías Grunwald (MBA), Javier Andreu (máster en Finanzas) y Juan Pablo Munita (MBA).
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    Flipping the office telepresence model
    Published: June 18, 2016
    Outlet: TechCrunch (Opinion Piece)
    Peter Hirst is Associate Dean of Executive Education at MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "What if I told you that you could visit three continents in one day without leaving your office and truly feel like you were there in person? That you could move down a hallway or across a stage, make eye contact and feel, well, more like a human being than just a face on a screen?"
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    Find out why women take a detour from engineering
    Published: June 17, 2016
    Outlet: The Economic Times
    "Gender makes a big difference. Informal interactions with peers and everyday sexism in teams and internships are particularly salient building blocks of [gender] segregation," said Susan Silbey, Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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    A deep look inside Apple Pay's matchmaker economics
    Published: June 17, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Richard Schmalensee is the Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management and Economics, Emeritus, at MIT. He and David S. Evans write, "The new economics of multisided platforms provides a theoretical framework and body of empirical knowledge for handicapping 'matchmaker' businesses like Apple Pay..."
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    Spoiler Alert is taking a bite out of food waste
    Published: June 16, 2016
    Outlet: Boston Magazine
    In the United States, 40 percent of the food we produce goes to the dump. That egregious level of waste inspired two MIT Sloan School of Management grads, Ricky Ashenfelter and Emily Malina, to create Spoiler Alert, a matchmaking platform that connects local nonprofits with excess food.
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    In pursuit of profession: Being extremely productive
    Published: June 16, 2016
    Outlet: Star-Telegram
    I had the good fortune to speak with Robert Pozen, who not only wrote the book, Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours, but he's one of those people that when you look at all they accomplish within the same 24-hour day we all get, you wonder if he might have a cape underneath his suit and tie.
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    Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (IC)3
    Published: June 16, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Technology Review
    Directed by Information Technology and Engineering Systems Professor Stuart Madnick, (IC)3 addresses issues that include risk analysis, return on investment (ROI) calculations, simulation of cybersecurity resilience, incentives for more effective information sharing, and developing metrics and models for organizations to better protect themselves (page 16).
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    Will 'self-quantification' conquer the selfie?
    Published: June 16, 2016
    Outlet: Nikkei Asian Review (Japan) (Opinion Piece)
    Michael Schrage is a research fellow at the MIT Sloan School's initiative on the digital economy. He writes, "Selfies are as ubiquitous -- and irritating -- as the mobile phones and selfie sticks that take them...Setting a record for selfie antics, 2015 was the first year when more people were killed while taking selfies than by shark attacks."
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    Why startups are struggling
    Published: June 15, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Technology Review
    New work by the MIT economists Scott Stern and Jorge Guzman shows that in 15 U.S. states between 1988 and 2014 there was no long-term decline in the formation of what they call “high-quality” startups. Stern and Guzman have figured out the characteristics of startups that are trying to become high-growth firms, which include being chartered in Delaware, registering for patents, and not being named after the company's founder.
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    This virtual reality startup lets people in elder care still get a taste of the outside world
    Published: June 14, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno (Video)
    Rendever, a startup founded by Reed Hayes and Dennis Lally, is developing virtual reality experiences specifically for elder care residents who are no longer able to get outside and explore the world by themselves. Hayes and Lally, who met one another at MIT Sloan, went all in on the venture last September and they're currently “knee-deep in development.”
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    Bonds pay less than zero as investors flee to safety
    Published: June 14, 2016
    Outlet: NPR (Audio)
    "The fundamental facts of Japan and much of the euro area are that growth is disappointing. Growth is low. Investors do not feel there are attractive places to put their money, with good returns at reasonable risk," Johnson says," says Simon Johnson, professor of global economics and management at MIT. (0:26)
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    Achieving meritocracy in the workplace
    Published: June 13, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    Emilio J. Castilla is the NTU Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "When managers believe their company is a meritocracy because formal evaluative and distributive mechanisms are in place, they are in fact more likely to exhibit the very biases that those systems seek to prevent..."
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    The Best & Brightest EMBAs of the Class of 2016
    Published: June 13, 2016
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    MIT Sloan's Abeel Mangi is an associate professor of cardiac surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine. Mangi has performed over 2,500 heart surgeries and ranks in the 90th percentile of cardiac surgeons globally. He has pioneered several surgical techniques and manages a team of 60 and a budget of $30 million between two of his programs. For Mangi, the EMBA curriculum was an eye-opener...
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    LinkedIn finds its greatest endorsement in Microsoft deal
    Published: June 13, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times
    Michael Cusumano, a professor at MIT Sloan who has written a book on Microsoft and is working on one on LinkedIn, says the last year has been more difficult for the company and the future may not be as bright. "It is a good business, but it is not a great business. It is probably a great time to sell," he says.
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    Maskerade brings virtual reality experience to Walla Walla
    Published: June 12, 2016
    Outlet: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
    Riley Clubb became part of the virtual reality movement after starting at MIT Sloan last fall. His fascination grew through a startup he began with friends focused on performing arts. Maskerade Walla Walla extends that. The self-financed concept differs from others for two main reasons...
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    Connecting with customers in the age of platforms
    Published: June 12, 2016
    Outlet: Small Business Trends
    Co-author Richard Schmalensee is the Professor and Dean Emeritus of Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management and Economics. He is also a Director at the Global Economics Group. Schmalensee has also led several global and private business ventures in the areas of policy.
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    Feature: Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Merton
    Published: June 10, 2016
    Outlet: The Reverse Review
    Robert C. Merton has been called a groundbreaking economist, an options guru, and one of the finest minds in finance. For those in tune to the finance world, Merton is as high-profile as it gets. A sought-after speaker on the investor circuit, Merton caught the attention of the crowd at an asset management conference in St. Louis last fall when he commented on the value of reverse mortgages...
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    Bosses don't give your work meaning, but they can make it meaningless
    Published: June 10, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    A new study in the business journal MIT Sloan Management Review finds that meaningfulness at work is something intensely personal that individuals find for themselves: Bosses typically have no part in fostering it. But they can thwart it. In fact, poor management is the number one destroyer of meaningfulness in the workplace, the authors found.
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    Selina Chow receives lifetime achievement award from Asian American Commission
    Published: June 10, 2016
    Outlet: Sampan (Source: Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center)
    BCNC Board President Selina Chow receives the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Massachusetts Asian American Commission at the 10th Unity Dinner on June 3. She holds an MS from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    A myopic race to the bottom (line)
    Published: June 10, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes (Opinion Piece)
    Sonia G. Pandit holds an MBA from MIT Sloan. She writes, "Increasingly, media organizations have focused on guiding the public—and potential donors—toward the “best” charities and away from the “worst.” But how do we define best? And does that definition encourage charities to innovate and maximize their impact, or does it force them into a myopic cost-cutting mentality?"
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    Learning to race with (not against) our increasingly smart machines
    Published: June 10, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    Irving Wladawsky-Berger is a visiting lecturer at MIT Sloan. He writes, "Earlier this year Google's AlphaGo defeated one of the world's top Go players. AI-based machines can now play championship-level Go, assist in the diagnosis and treatment of rare forms of cancer, and navigate our roads as self-driving cars, encroaching into activities that not long ago were viewed as the exclusive domain of humans."
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    AGBU Central Board Member Noubar Afeyan elected to MIT Board of Trustees
    Published: June 9, 2016
    Outlet: The Armenian Weekly
    On June 2, Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Central Board Member Noubar Afeyan was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since 2000, Afeyan had served as a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    Israeli-linked firms continue to thrive in Massachusetts
    Published: June 8, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    At least 200 businesses with Israeli connections employed nearly 9,000 workers in Massachusetts and generated $9.3 billion in revenue last year, according to the study. The results of the study are expected to be announced Wednesday at an event at the MIT Sloan School of Management before Governor Charlie Baker and more than 300 business and government leaders.
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    MIT for managers: Lessons in effective leadership styles
    Published: June 8, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Videos)
    It's all part of a desire for more authenticity on the part of leaders that has been well documented in a video series by the MIT Leadership Center, under the direction of Deborah Ancona, the Seley Distinguished Professor of Management, and a professor of organization studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    Why nuclear plants are having trouble making money
    Published: June 8, 2016
    Outlet: Marketplace (Audio)
    “As the price of gas goes low and stays low, people who own nuclear plants are not making a lot of money,” said Richard Schmalensee of the MIT Sloan School of Management. “They are in some pain.” (0:30)
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    How vision – and persistence – built Bangladesh's GrameenPhone
    Published: June 8, 2016
    Outlet: Knowledge@Wharton (Video)
    Iqbal Quadir is the founder of GrameenPhone and the founder and director emeritus of the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT. He sat down with Karl Ulrich, vice dean of entrepreneurship and innovation at Wharton, to talk about his self-made journey from growing up in one of the poorest countries in the world to building a global business.
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    MIT Corporation elects three Indian-Americans to serve on board of trustees
    Published: June 7, 2016
    Outlet: INDIA New England News
    Victor J. Menezes, retired Senior Vice Chairman of Citigroup Inc., earned a master's in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1972. Vrajesh Y. Modi, a consultant at Boston Consulting Group, earned an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a master's in mechanical engineering from MIT in 2015.
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    How retailers use emotion to make you spend more
    Published: June 7, 2016
    Outlet: CNBC
    There are two types of regret that consumers tend to feel with regard to shopping, said co-author Karen Zheng, an assistant professor of operations management at MIT Sloan. One type results when you buy an item of clothing, for example, and then later see it on sale for a lower price than what you paid, she said. "But the other regret is if you don't buy it and come back to find your size is gone," said Zheng.
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    Coctel de bienvenida para representantes del MIT
    Published: June 7, 2016
    Outlet: La República (Colombia)
    Lee Ullman, director oficina de MIT Sloan Latinoamérica; Diego Maldonado, presidente Avanxo; María Isabel Mejía, viceministra de Tecnologías y Sistemas de la Información; y Mauricio Salgar, director Advent International.
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    Emprendedora en el MIT
    Published: June 7, 2016
    Outlet: Diario de León (Spain)
    Ahí lleva dos años la leonesa Blanca Rodríguez, creadora de la plataforma educativa Smile and Learn...En este último, estudiantes de escuelas de todo Estados Unidos invierten en startups creadas por otros estudiantes. Es su especialidad: estudia el segundo año del máster de Dirección de Empresas en la escuela de negocio de Sloan y se está especializando en emprendimiento e innovación.
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    Sustainability increasingly on radar of executives, find BCG and MIT
    Published: June 6, 2016
    Outlet: Consultancy (UK)
    In a new report from MIT Sloan Management Review, in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group, the current relationship between investors and companies is considered, focusing on the issue of sustainability.
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    How companies can help Muslims this Ramadan
    Published: June 6, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Anum Hussain will enroll full-time at MIT Sloan School of Management for her MBA this Fall. She writes, "I'd love to review how all companies can actually help Muslims this Ramadan by taking a page out of tech industry's book. But first, let's review some basics..."
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    This investment idea could help cure diseases and make you money
    Published: June 6, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    Roger M. Stein is senior lecturer in finance at MIT Sloan and holds the position of research affiliate at the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering. He writes, "Americans yearn for therapies to treat rare and debilitating health conditions. Yet it is extremely expensive to bring a new drug to market, with research and development costs typically rising above $1 billion or $2 billion per new drug on average..."
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    Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) & U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) financial news buzz
    Published: June 6, 2016
    Outlet: Wall Street 24
    Morgan Stanley and the American Finance Association declared Stewart Myers, the Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Finance, Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management, is the recipient of the Morgan Stanley-AFA 2016 Award For Excellence in Finance. Professor Myers has chosen the MIT Finance Group, the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance and the Finance Theory Group as the recipients of a $200,000 cash grant that accompanies the award.
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    Imagine if robo advisers could do emotions
    Published: June 6, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal - The Experts (Opinion Piece)
    Andrew W. Lo is the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor at MIT Sloan, director of the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering, principal investigator at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and chief investment strategist at AlphaSimplex Group. He writes, "...by constructing algorithms that accurately capture human behavior, we can build countermeasures to protect us from ourselves."
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    How brainstorming questions, not ideas, sparks creativity
    Published: June 6, 2016
    Outlet: Fast Company
    Hal Gregersen, executive director of MIT Leadership Center, has conducted "question-storming" sessions with corporate clients. Gregersen says that when he does question-storming, he expands the generation period and pushes people to keep going: "Some of the best questions come as you get to 50 or even 75."
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    Designed by MIT entrepreneurs, Invincible is the ultimate city-proof bike
    Published: June 4, 2016
    Outlet: Digital Trends (Video)
    Fortified Bicycle chairman Slave Menn was an entrepreneurial student in MIT Sloan's MBA program looking for a worthy problem around which to build a business. Menn was inspired by a friend who was hit by a car that didn't see him because his bike light had been stolen.
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    Five things that make any job more meaningful, according to science
    Published: June 3, 2016
    Outlet: Real Simple
    According to new research published in the MIT Sloan Management Review, what separates meaningful work from just punching a clock is no longer a mystery—it's a combination of connecting with others and time.
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    The pros and cons of new unconventional leadership styles
    Published: June 3, 2016
    Outlet: Fast Company
    "It's no longer just about your emotional intelligence," says Deborah Ancona, director of the MIT Leadership Center. "It's about your ability to understand complexities, solve problems, and get things done."
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    Using statistics can improve clinical trials and outcomes
    Published: June 2, 2016
    Outlet: Times Higher Education (UK) (Opinion Piece)
    Dimitris Bertsimas is Boeing professor of operations research and co-director of the Operations Research Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He writes, "Sometimes science can be personal. When my father, who was living in Greece at the time, was diagnosed with stage IV gastric cancer in 2007, I set out to find the best possible care for him..."
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    Cancer researchers step up drive for earlier detection
    Published: June 2, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times
    To improve the way lung cancer is diagnosed, a group of students and researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School have begun work on commercialising a breath-based technology. The team won this year's Accelerate and Launch prizes, two of three contests that make up the MIT $100K, an MIT-run entrepreneurship competition.
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    'Disappointing' that inflation forecasts are this low: Athanasios Orphanides
    Published: June 2, 2016
    Outlet: CNBC (Video)
    Should the European Central Bank (ECB) be revising its growth and inflation forecasts higher? Athanasios Orphanides, Central Bank of Cyprus' former governor and professor at MIT Sloan School of Management, weighs in.
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    Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors, and the power of analytics at work
    Published: June 1, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    Ben Shields is an MIT Sloan lecturer in managerial communication and co-author of The Sports Strategist: Developing Leaders for a High-Performance Industry. He writes, "What learnings from the sports analytics revolution are applicable to the broader management community? For those seeking to become more data-driven in approach, consider the following..."
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    This MIT-based fitness wearable could change the game entirely
    Published: June 1, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno
    Alessandro Babini and Dan Weiss, co-founders of Humon, met at MIT Sloan. Their device is the first thigh-worn wearable that non-invasively measures oxygen levels in muscles, in turn providing the wearer with real-time lactic acid measurements. The technology is so potentially game-changing that it's already won the 2016 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference startup competition.
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    Invincible, la bicicleta a prueba de robos y resistente a la intemperie presentada por el MIT
    Published: June 1, 2016
    Outlet: La Brújula Verde (Spain)
    Slava Menn se convirtió en profesor del centro y presidente del MIT Sloan Entrepreneurship Club y encontró una gran disposición institucional para apoyar iniciativas y ayudar en lo que fuera necesario.
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    This MIT eco-startup wants you to grow veggies with your fish tank
    Published: June 1, 2016
    Outlet: Inc.
    "If it works well, it could end up decentralizing food production, and that's enormous. It could be to the food sector what home solar panels have become to the energy sector," says Bill Aulet, managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Aulet was also one of the co-founders' first advisers.
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    Office envy: MIT's newly remodeled Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
    Published: June 1, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno
    According to Greg Wymer, marketing and communications manager for the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, it increased its footprint from 4,200 square feet to its now spacious 7,500 square feet.
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    Newly-expanded MIT entrepreneurship center opens in Kendall Square
    Published: June 1, 2016
    Outlet: Boston Business Journal
    “The thoughtfully-designed space will enable new and expanded collaboration across campus, with students from all parts of the Institute exploring entrepreneurial interests in a dynamic environment," said David Schmittlein, the dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management, in a statement.
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    How artificial intelligence has already changed everyday life
    Published: June 1, 2016
    Outlet: CNBC (Video)
    Andrew McAfee, MIT Center for Digital Business, discusses the future of robotics and artificial intelligence for everyday life.
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    Lita Nelsen on MIT tech transfer, startups and culture
    Published: May 31, 2016
    Outlet: Xconomy
    MIT's approach to nurturing entrepreneurship has changed a lot over the past 50 years. Lita Nelsen has seen it up close—and played a part in its evolution—from her studies there in the 1960s, to her time as an MIT Sloan Fellow in the late 1970s, to her 30 years working in MIT's Technology Licensing Office.
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    Weighing the costs and benefits of TSA delays
    Published: May 31, 2016
    Outlet: NPR and WBUR's Here & Now (Audio)
    All that idle standing in line is lost productivity, but aviation security expert Arnold Barnett tells Here & Now‘s Robin Young not to get too fixated on the wait—there's an even bigger cost to sloppy security, he says. Barnett is a professor of statistics at MIT's Sloan School of Management.
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    MBA admissions Q&A: MIT Sloan
    Published: May 31, 2016
    Outlet: TopMBA Career Guide
    “We are part of one of the greatest institutions in the world and we value the opportunities for collaboration across the institute,” says Jeff Carbone, MIT Sloan's associate director of admissions. “We are looking for the best and the brightest from all backgrounds,” he says, before adding: “Our students are smart, grounded, collaborative and impact-oriented.”
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    Donald Trump's promise to 'make America great again' is a political swindle
    Published: May 31, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Source: Project Syndicate)
    Simon Johnson is a former chief economist of the IMF and a professor at MIT Sloan. He writes, "Donald Trump, the Republican Party's presumptive nominee to contest the United States' presidential election in November, is clearly not a standard Republican..."
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    Robots add real value when working with humans, not replacing them
    Published: May 30, 2016
    Outlet: TechCrunch (Opinion Piece)
    Matt Beane is a doctoral student in his final year at MIT Sloan and the Chief Human-Robot Interaction Officer at Humatics. He writes, "In the popular media, we talk a lot about robots stealing jobs. But when we stop speculating and actually look at the real world of work, the impact of advanced robotics is far more nuanced and complicated..."
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    The best retailers combine bricks and clicks
    Published: May 30, 2016
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Richard Schmalensee is the Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management and Economics, Emeritus, at MIT. He served as the dean of MIT Sloan for nine years and as a Member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. He and David S. Evans write, "Retail profits are plummeting. Stores are closing. Malls are emptying..."
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