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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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    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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    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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    Seeing beyond the blockchain hype
    Published: March 27, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review
    A new working paper from MIT Sloan Prof. Christian Catalini and Rotman School of Management Prof. Joshua S. Gans offers a balanced analysis of blockchain through an economic lens.
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    Amazon's shopping spree at business schools
    Published: March 27, 2017
    Outlet: Financial Times
    Miriam Park, a masters in management graduate from MIT Sloan, is director of university programmes recruitment at Amazon. Her team last year hired MBA graduates “in the high hundreds” across the world. She declines to give a precise figure, but says the number of new entrants at MBA level was about 30 per cent higher than the previous 12 months.
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    MIT uses hackathon to bring together fintech and traditional services
    Published: March 26, 2017
    Outlet: Crowdfund Insider
    MIT's recent fintech hackathon, its first ever, connected the fintech industry with more traditional financial services. This combination is yet another signal that Fintech is changing. Priscilla Cherie Koepke, the FinTech Practice Leader at MIT's Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship, is tasked with creating an environment companies and leaders intrigued with both fintech and student groups.
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    2017 Best 40 Under 40 Professors: Evan Apfelbaum, MIT Sloan
    Published: March 26, 2017
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    MIT Sloan Prof. Evan Apfelbaum's research takes a hard look at how we live, learn and work, in environments that are increasingly more diverse.
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    Q&A with Andrew Collins, private jet company CEO
    Published: March 24, 2017
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    Andrew Collins, who has a master's degree from MIT Sloan, is Sentient Jet's “chief evangelist” he says, laughing.
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    Mind-blowing science startups are getting more funding, thanks to this female CEO
    Published: March 24, 2017
    Outlet: Inc.
    Swati Chaturvedi is the CEO and co-founder (along with Lisheng Wang) of Propel (x), a fast-growing online platform that connects angel investors with world-changing science and technology startups. Chaturvedi started the MIT Alumni Angel Investors group to fuel startups focused on solving big world problems like curing disease, growing more food for everyone, and making energy abundant for all.
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    How medical device firm ten3T helping patients with real-time cardiac monitoring
    Published: March 23, 2017
    Outlet: The Economic Times (India)
    “There were a few technological changes in the market—devices were becoming wearable, computing power (was) increasing and analytics (was) possible. What was not happening was—there was no real play in the ‘medical grade' side of things… an attempt to produce medical-grade information that could truly benefit a patient,” said Sudhir Borgonha, cofounder of ten3T and a graduate of MIT Sloan.
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    Is taxing robots a possibility?
    Published: March 23, 2017
    Outlet: Bloomberg Technology TV (Video)
    MIT Sloan Professor Erik Brynjolfsson spoke about MIT's $1 million Inclusive Innovation Challenge, automation, and taxing robot workers: "I don't think taxing robots is really going at it the right way; robots create a lot of value...We want to encourage people to use robots in a more creative way, to create shared prosperity, and not just automate existing jobs" (start: 33:15).
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    Companies are pulling ads from YouTube to protect their brands
    Published: March 23, 2017
    Outlet: Marketplace (Audio)
    Multiple US companies are pulling their ads from YouTube over offensive material. AT&T, Verizon and Johnson & Johnson's decision follows other companies here and abroad that will stop advertising until Google can guarantee their ads won't run before videos containing hate speech. "I think this is a symbol of our times," says MIT Sloan Professor Sinan Aral.
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    The Future of Work, Part 1 with Thomas A. Kochan, Professor, MIT
    Published: March 22, 2017
    Outlet: White House Chronicle (Video)
    MIT Prof. Thomas A. Kochan joins a round table discussion how President Trump could adopt a “high-road” labor and employment policy that unites workers, unions, employers and government around actions capable of building an economy that works for all.
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    How digital media will bring out our best selves in the workplace
    Published: March 22, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review
    Michael Schrage is a research fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE). This article is based on his IDE research brief, “Multiplying Personal Productivity With Multiple Selves.”
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    How I used math to develop an algorithm to help treat diabetes
    Published: March 20, 2017
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    Dimitris Bertsimas, Professor of Applied Mathematics at MIT Sloan, writes: "When people ask me why I, an applied mathematician, study diabetes, I tell them that I am motivated for both scientific and human reasons..."
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    MIT-born ZyloTech launches customer-data technology
    Published: March 20, 2017
    Outlet: Boston Business Journal
    ZyloTech, formerly known as DataXylo, was founded in 2014 by Iqbal Kaur, a former director of analytics at Target, and CEO Abhi Yadav, a serial entrepreneur and MIT Sloan grad.
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    Competition from China reduced innovation in the US
    Published: March 20, 2017
    Outlet: VoxEU (UK) (Opinion Piece)
    David Autor, Ford Professor and Associate Head of the MIT Department of Economics, Pian Shu, MIT Sloan Visiting Scholar, and their co-authors examine the effects of Chinese import competition on innovation. While politicians' ‘obsession' with manufacturing is primarily due to job losses, an accompanying reduction in innovation may well affect economic growth in the longer term.
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    Uber president walks away after six months on the job
    Published: March 20, 2017
    Outlet: Marketplace (Audio)
    Uber has "grown so quickly in such a short amount of time that usually the initial management gets overwhelmemed," says Charles Kane, a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan.
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    How should you pay for financial advice?
    Published: March 19, 2017
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal
    The Wall Street Journal invited three people to discuss the financial advice market: Antoinette Schoar, the Michael Koerner '49 Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at MIT Sloan; Terrance Odean, Professor of Finance at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business; and Micah Hauptman, a financial-services counsel at the Consumer Federation of America.
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    Six ways to become a better listener
    Published: March 17, 2017
    Outlet: Fast Company
    “It's really hard to walk into a conversation without my agenda being written on my forehead and your agenda written on yours,” says Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Center. “Unfortunately with the hectic, chaotic, complicated pace of work life today, people are even more committed to getting their own agenda accomplished.”
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    Qué países tienen más robots en sus fábricas y cuán cierto es que nos están robando los puestos de trabajo
    Published: March 17, 2017
    Outlet: BBC Mundo
    Tras muchos años de investigación, Erik Brynjolfsson, académico del Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts y coautor del best seller "La segunda era de la máquina," ha concluido que en países tecnológicamente avanzados como EE.UU. el implacable avance de la inteligencia artificial ha destruido más puestos de trabajo que los que ha creado.
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    Break out of your managerial bubble
    Published: March 16, 2017
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Podcast)
    Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Center at Sloan, says too many CEOs and executives are in a bubble, one that shields them from the reality of what's happening in the world and in their businesses.
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    The start-up nation's lessons for international entrepreneurs
    Published: March 16, 2017
    Outlet: Ynet (Israel) (Opinion Piece)
    Ken Zolot is a senior lecturer at MIT's Office of Digital Learning and the founder of the Innovation Teams Initiative at MIT's Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. In this op-ed, he writes about the collaboration between MIT students and Israeli companies through MIT's Israel Lab.
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    FT Cyber Security Summit USA
    Published: March 15, 2017
    Outlet: Financial Times Live (Video)
    Stuart Madnick, Director of the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and Professor of Information Technology at MIT Sloan, participated in a panel titled "The Internet of Things - Attach Vulnerabilities and Solutions" at the FT Cyber Security Summit USA.
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    The graveyard of empires and big data
    Published: March 15, 2017
    Outlet: Foreign Policy
    In 2009, a team from MIT won $40,000 cash prize from DARPA for being the first to locate 10 red weather balloons by incentivizing crowd-sourced reconnaissance on social media. They beat the competitors by using a sliding scale of financial incentives that rewarded not just those who spotted balloons, but those who recruited others who successfully spotted balloons. Alex “Sandy” Pentland, an MIT computer science professor who headed the winning team, called the task “trivial.”
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    The conditions for entrepreneurship
    Published: March 15, 2017
    Outlet: BFM 89.9 (Malaysia) (Audio)
    While it seems that entrepreneurs tend to have an admirable penchant for risk, it's usually that access to money which allows them to take risks. Umapagan Ampikaipakan speaks to Scott Stern--the David Sarnoff Professor of Management at MIT Sloan--to find out if this is true.
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    Virtual reality service for elders wins grand prize at Sloan Healthcare and BioInnovation Conference
    Published: March 14, 2017
    Outlet: MedTech Boston
    Earlier this month at the student-run Sloan Healthcare and BioInnovation Conference pitch competition, eight teams consisting of at least one student from MIT, Boston University, Harvard, or Tufts, vied for a $25,000 grand prize by pitching their technological alternatives to costly health solutions.
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    U.S. News & World Report unveils the 2018 best graduate schools
    Published: March 14, 2017
    Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
    U.S. News & World Report released the 2018 Best Graduate Schools. In the full-time MBA rankings, MIT Sloan and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University tie at No. 4.
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    The world's most powerful women: A dissenter departs
    Published: March 14, 2017
    Outlet: Fortune
    MIT Sloan Professor and potential Federal Reserve candidate Kristin Forbes will leave her post as external member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee at the end of June to return to the university. Forbes distinguished herself as a ‘rebel voice' on the committee, where she often dissented from the consensus. For instance, she opposed elements of the 2016 stimulus package and suggested the U.K. may need a rate increase in the aftermath of the Brexit vote.
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    The most underrated skill in management
    Published: March 13, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    There are few management skills more powerful than the discipline of clearly articulating the problem you seek to solve before jumping into action, according to MIT Sloan's Professor Nelson P. Repenning and Senior Lecturer Don Kieffer, and their co-writer Todd Astor.
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    HR data analytics can lay the groundwork for workforce improvements
    Published: March 13, 2017
    Outlet: TechTarget
    Emilio J. Castilla, NTU Professor of Management at MIT Sloan and the head of the Work and Organization Studies Group at MIT Sloan, has served as both a researcher and a consultant to companies on managing talent and implementing people analytics successfully.
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    Delhi residents can now order farm produce using WhatsApp
    Published: March 13, 2017
    Outlet: PSFK
    The company, which started as a class project at MIT Sloan, offers farm-to-fridge products in under 14 hours, allowing shoppers to use the popular messenger app to place orders and send delivery instructions. Customers can choose from a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and seasonings that can be purchased in half kilogram or kilogram units. The produce comes from villages outside New Delhi, allowing for the speedy delivery.
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    Starting a career in tech after your MBA
    Published: March 12, 2017
    Outlet: Beat The GMAT
    CIO ranked the Top 10 Technology MBA Programs in America. We've briefly outlined the list below. MIT Sloan, at number 1, offers courses such as "Fundamentals of Digital Business Strategy" as well as "Generating Business Value in IT."
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    MIT's Athanasios says ECB monetary policy is 'too tight'
    Published: March 10, 2017
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Video)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Athanasios Orphanides, a former member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, discusses with “Bloomberg Markets: European Close" whether ECB policy makers could raise interest rates before quantitative easing ends and banking problems in the euro area.
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    If your colleagues are mostly men or mostly women, that's not good
    Published: March 10, 2017
    Outlet: USA Today
    “In principle, it makes good sense,'' says Lotte Bailyn, professor of management emerita at MIT Sloan, noting that when numbers are fairly equal, team members can benefit from the advantage of diverse outlooks without feeling the discomfort that can come with being in the minority.
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    Forty under 40: Heidi Zak, ThirdLove
    Published: March 9, 2017
    Outlet: San Francisco Business Times
    Heidi Zak, CEO of ThirdLove, holds an MBA from MIT Sloan. Previously a marketing manager at Google and a director at clothing brand Aeropostale, Zak founded ThirdLove after finding herself dissatisfied with the lingerie-buying experience. The company's mobile application allows for easy bra-sizing using patented computer vision technology to analyze body size.
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    Stephen Ross, economist who developed arbitrage pricing theory, dies at 73
    Published: March 9, 2017
    Outlet: The New York Times
    Stephen A. Ross, a seminal theorist whose work over three decades reshaped the field of financial economics, died on March 3 at his home in Old Lyme, CT. He was 73. The cause was sudden cardiac arrest, his wife, Carol Ross, said. Ross, who taught at MIT Sloan, was perhaps best known for developing what is called the arbitrage pricing theory.
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    Ten women from the class of 2018 to watch
    Published: March 8, 2017
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    MIT Sloan's Kate Hanford personifies impact. Describing herself as someone “obsessed with finding ways to make big ideas happen,” Hanford set off to Uganda to do just that. Here, her team built an accelerator that nurtured 21 companies — with 20 still in operation after two years.
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    These changes to quarterly reports would benefit companies and investors
    Published: March 8, 2017
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    This article is based on a study supported by the CFA Research Foundation. Robert Pozen is a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan; Suresh Nallareddy is an assistant professor at Fuqua School of Business; Shivaram Rajgopal is Kester and Bynes professor of accounting at Columbia Business School.
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    How Nigerian executives can navigate headwinds in challenging times
    Published: March 8, 2017
    Outlet: This Day (Nigeria)
    In this interview, world renowned academic and Head of the Managerial Communication Group at MIT Sloan, Professor Neal Hartman, speaks on how, in partnership with These Executive Minds, he is enhancing Nigerian executives' leadership performance in a recession.
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    Restore American democracy--mobilize your national network
    Published: March 7, 2017
    Outlet: Bill Moyers (Opinion Piece)
    "We can break the grip of powerful individuals on Congress and restore democracy of, by and for the people. But if we want to win, you and I must mobilize. A new approach, FiftyNifty.org, makes this not just possible, but actually easy," writes MIT Sloan Prof. Simon Johnson.
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    Hacer, fallar, mejorar
    Published: March 7, 2017
    Outlet: La Revista (Ecuador)
    Lee Ullmann, director de la Oficina de Asuntos para América Latina del Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts (MIT), estuvo en Guayaquil el 23 de febrero con el auspicio de Schlumberger del Ecuador y gracias al apoyo de la Embajada de EE.UU., a través del programa Education USA, y de Nelson Baldeón, representante del MIT en el país.
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    Reflections from the 2017 MIT Sports Analytics Conference
    Published: March 7, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes
    Though the feeling in my toes hasn't come back after a blistery cold weekend in Boston, the 2017 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference - unlike the weather - certainly did not disappoint. First, I would encourage any Sports Business/Management program in the country to send your students and academic coordinators to this event. The combination of knowledge, presentations, and networking opportunities is off-the-charts, and a must for programs who wish to be taken seriously in the Sports Business space.
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    Stephen A. Ross, lauded economist who taught at MIT, dies at 73
    Published: March 6, 2017
    Outlet: Bloomberg
    Stephen A. Ross, a prize-winning professor at MIT whose work in the field of financial economics provided powerful contributions to both investment management and academic research, has died. He was 73. Ross was the Franco Modigliani professor of financial economics at MIT and taught finance at Sloan. “Steve Ross will be remembered as an intellectual giant,” David Schmittlein, MIT Sloan's dean, said. “It is difficult to imagine the discipline of modern finance without Steve's contributions.”
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    Why Digital Transformations Are Hard
    Published: March 6, 2017
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Video)
    Jason Dean, WSJ global technology editor, discussed the challenges of changing a company's IT infrastructure with Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, the big health-care provider based in Oakland, CA., and Jeanne Ross, a principal research scientist at the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR).
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    Paalak.in secures seed funding, Bitcoin gets a self-appointed regulator
    Published: March 5, 2017
    Outlet: Bloomberg Quint
    Paalak.in, a unit of VDSS Agri Tech Pvt. Ltd., was founded by two MIT Sloan Alumni Swapnil Tripathi and Vishal Salgotra in August 2016. It has around 450 farmers in its network.
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    These MIT grad students are fighting climate change with virtual reality
    Published: March 3, 2017
    Outlet: We See Genius
    MIT students have launched a project, Before It's Too Late, that involves the use of interactive virtual reality simulations to activate new allies in the climate change clash. It's a movement that “emerged around a frustration that not enough is happening and that this issue is very urgent and large,” says co-founder Linda Cheung, a second-year MBA student at MIT Sloan.
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    Leveling the playing field
    Published: March 3, 2017
    Outlet: Fast Company
    From the start, Silicon Valley's diversity problem wasn't just apparent to Stephanie Lampkin—it was personal. After graduating from Stanford's engineering program in 2006, she embarked on a career in tech and immediately realized that, as an African American, she was a rarity. It's a distinction that has stubbornly remained over the last decade. At MIT Sloan, Lampkin earned an MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship and innovation.
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    Just the facts: Information access can shrink political divide
    Published: March 3, 2017
    Outlet: The Hill (Opinion Piece)
    Erik Duhaime is a PhD student and Evan Apfelbaum is an associate professor, both in the Work and Organization Studies Department at MIT Sloan. They are coauthors of the paper, “Can Information Decrease Political Polarization? Evidence from the U.S. Taxpayer Receipt,” which was published this month in Social Psychological and Personality Science.
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    Artificial intelligence, the tech revolution and the future of consulting
    Published: March 2, 2017
    Outlet: CIO
    Consultants need to offer value that exceeds what technology will soon be able to do by itself. Those forces will upend the hiring process at the nation's top business schools, save the MIT Sloan School of Management, which already emphasizes the importance of these phenomena.
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    The customer-inventor revolution
    Published: March 2, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review
    “Historically, we've assumed that producers are the innovators,” said Eric von Hippel, professor of technological innovation at MIT Sloan, in a recent radio interview about how invention is getting reinvented. “But when you look at innovations consistently, users are first. Users are the pioneers. And there's a very important reason for that: Producers want to know that a lot of people will buy whatever it is. Users have their own need, and simply care that their need is served.”
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    Being quiet is part of being a good CEO
    Published: March 2, 2017
    Outlet: The Atlantic
    Hal Gregersen, the executive director of MIT's Leadership Center, has been researching whether corporate leaders are too comfortable once they get to the top. Gregersen interviewed more than 200 senior business executives—including Elon Musk of Tesla, Ed Catmull of Pixar, Sara Blakely of Spanx, and Marc Benioff of Salesforce—on how leaders become insulated from information they need, and why that can lead to a plethora of unexpected problems.
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    Trump's deregulation of banks will unleash the financial fire next time
    Published: March 1, 2017
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Source: Project Syndicate) (Opinion Piece)
    Simon Johnson, a former chief economist of the IMF, is a professor at MIT Sloan, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and co-founder of a leading economics blog, The Baseline Scenario. He is the co-author of "White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You."
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    MIT Professor wins Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards
    Published: March 1, 2017
    Outlet: Pensions & Investments
    Andrew W. Lo of MIT was named winner of the top $2,500 prize in the Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards. Lo, a professor of finance at Sloan and director of the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering, was honored for his article “What is an Index?” The winners were selected by subscribers who voted for the best papers published in the journal and its special QES issue in 2016.
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    How to thrive - and survive - in a world of AI disruption
    Published: March 1, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    Erik Brynjolfsson, the Schussel Family Professor of Management Science at MIT Sloan and Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, writes: "The pace of progress in AI and machine learning is accelerating rapidly. In the past month alone, these are just a few of the news items I've seen."
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    Even with hard Brexit, UK Asset managers can still serve the EU
    Published: March 1, 2017
    Outlet: RealClearMarkets (Opinion Piece)
    Robert Pozen is the former chairman of MFS Investment Management, a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
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    Forget the EpiPen, this new device detects allergies in minutes
    Published: February 28, 2017
    Outlet: CNBC (Video)
    Nima — developed by Shireen Yates, who is allergic to gluten, soy, dairy and egg; and her former MIT classmate, Scott Sundvor, who avoids gluten due to his ulcerative colitis — is a transportable food-allergy detector, which in its first iteration can expose gluten content in food.
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    IoT maturity: Bridging the gap between devices and value
    Published: February 27, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    Stephanie L. Woerner, of the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), agrees that “the ability to link IoT data with mobile apps and real-time analytics to drive faster decision making and boost revenues” is the IoT “sweet spot,” but when it comes to IoT success, she emphasizes the importance of organizational and executive buy-in, particularly from those in the CIO role.
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    Amazon, Google, Salesforce and leading roboticists on the golden age of AI
    Published: February 27, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes
    The 11th annual MIT Tech Conference, a student-led event organized by the MIT Sloan Tech Club, had “exponential technologies” as its theme this year. Here's what Forbes contributor Gil Press learned from the event's morning sessions which covered artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing and biotechnology.
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    Not your parents' office water cooler
    Published: February 26, 2017
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    Frank Lee says he chose MIT Sloan, where he ended up rooming with Sean Grundy, because of its “friendlier culture that emphasized entrepreneurship.” Grundy and Lee were working on two different sustainability-focused entrepreneurship projects when Grundy met Eliza Becton through mutual friends.
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