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  • Here's what really caused the housing crisis
    Published: January 10, 2017
    Outlet: CBS Money Watch
    As the author of new research from MIT Sloan, Antoinette Schoar, explained in an interview: “A lot of the narrative of the financial crisis has been that this [loan] origination process was broken, and therefore a lot of marginal and unsustainable borrowers got access to funding. In our opinion, the facts don't line up with this narrative. … Calling this crisis a subprime crisis is a misnomer. In fact, it was a prime crisis.”
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    Kerry issues a dire warning on climate change
    Published: January 9, 2017
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    “No nation will do well if it sits on the sidelines, choking on the fumes generated by obsolete technologies, and failing to share in the benefits of the clean-tech explosion,” Kerry said during a speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management.
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    Internet of things and developing analytics-based data products
    Published: January 9, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    Thomas H. Davenport is a Fellow of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. Stephan Kudyba is an associate professor of Business Analytics and MIS at the Martin Tuchman School of Management at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Steven Paul is a contributing editor at MIT Sloan Management Review.
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    Speaking at MIT, Secretary of State John Kerry urges action on climate change
    Published: January 9, 2017
    Outlet: WBUR (Video)
    The former Massachusetts lieutenant governor and U.S. senator got a standing ovation from a receptive crowd at MIT's Sloan School of Management.
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    Remarks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Published: January 9, 2017
    Outlet: U.S. Department of State (Transcript and Video)
    Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at MIT Sloan School of Management on January 9, 2017. This is a transcript and video of his remarks.
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    China at the heart of bitcoin mining
    Published: January 9, 2017
    Outlet: Bloomberg News (Video)
    Brian Forde, senior lecturer for bitcoin and blockchain at MIT Sloan School of Management, discusses the price of bitcoin, mining for the digital currency and the future of blockchain technology. He speaks to Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie on "Bloomberg Markets" from the UBS Greater China Conference in Shanghai.
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    How speeding up payments to small businesses creates jobs
    Published: January 8, 2017
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Assistant Professor of Finance Jean-Noel Barrot writes: "Operating a small business, the backbone of the U.S. economy, has always been tough. But they've also been disproportionately hurt by the Great Recession, losing 40 percent more jobs than the rest of the private sector combined..."
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    If the ad-driven model for media is broken, what will fix it?
    Published: January 6, 2017
    Outlet: Marketplace (Audio)
    MIT Sloan Professor Sinan Aral speaks about an emerging model based on micro-payments: "You pay for every article that you read, a small fraction of a dollar, and therefore the most high-quality content gets rewarded with revenue." He also references how in the music industry, bands will give away their music and ask for a donation.
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    How ride-hailing apps like Uber continue cab industry's history of racial discrimination
    Published: January 5, 2017
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    Christopher R. Knittel is Professor of Applied Economics and Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at MIT Sloan School of Management. He and his co-authors write: "From hailing taxis that won't stop for them to being forced to ride at the back of buses, African-Americans have long endured discrimination within the transportation industry."
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    Technology is changing the way we live, learn and work. How can leaders make sure we all prosper?
    Published: January 4, 2017
    Outlet: World Economic Forum (Opinion Piece)
    Erik Brynjolfsson is director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy at MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes: "In March 2004, a comedy of errors unfolded in the Mojave Desert. A million-dollar prize was on offer via the DARPA Grand Challenge for any self-driving car that could complete a 240km course..."
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    Pozen: Paul Ryan preps bold corporate tax plan
    Published: January 4, 2017
    Outlet: Boston Herald (Opinion Piece)
    Robert C. Pozen is a senior lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management and former chairman of MFS Investment Management. He writes: "While almost everyone agrees that the current U.S. system for taxing foreign profits of American corporations is counterproductive, there has been heated partisan debate about what should be done..."
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    Opinion: Easing this bank lending rule could spur small business growth
    Published: January 4, 2017
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    Andrew Sutherland is an assistant professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes: "Small firms and startups are often referred to as the “engine” of the U.S. economy because of their ability to create new jobs. For example, firms with fewer than 500 employees accounted for 63% of net new U.S. jobs created between 1992 and 2013..."
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    Opinion: Stock market's real driver is not what you think
    Published: January 3, 2017
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    Daniel Greenwald is an assistant professor of finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes: "What makes the stock market move over the long term? While stocks have historically delivered positive returns year-over-year on average, it is not clear why stock prices rise more rapidly in one period than in any other..."
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    Professor Robert Merton on the crisis in retirement planning
    Published: January 3, 2017
    Outlet: Financial Sense (Audio)
    James Puplava welcomes Robert Merton, Distinguished Professor of Finance at MIT Sloan School of Management and recipient of the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1997. Merton has written extensively about a coming crisis in retirement planning.
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    A bull named Trump in a shop called China
    Published: January 3, 2017
    Outlet: Project Syndicate (Opinion Piece)
    Yasheng Huang is Professor of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes: "Some of US President-elect Donald Trump's nastiest attacks have been directed at China. He has accused it of 'raping' the United States with its trade policies, and of creating global warming as a 'hoax' to undermine US competitiveness. Why, then, are many Chinese policy advisers and commentators sanguine about future US-China relations?"
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    How four retailers became "best places to work"
    Published: January 2, 2017
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Zeynep Ton is an adjunct associate professor in the operations management group at MIT's Sloan School of Management. Sarah Kalloch is a research affiliate at MIT Sloan. Ton and Kalloch write: "HEB, Costco, Trader Joe's, and QuikTrip all made Glassdoor's 2017 “Best Places to Work: Employees' Choice” list, released in early December...What is it about their cultures that makes them such good places to work?"
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    Trump's extreme oligarchy
    Published: January 1, 2017
    Outlet: Gulf Times (Source: Project Syndicate)
    Simon Johnson is a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He writes: "US president-elect Donald Trump is filling his cabinet with rich people. According to the latest count, his nominees include five billionaires and six multimillionaires. This is what is known as oligarchy: Direct control of the state by people with substantial private economic power..."
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    Teaching leadership to Millennials? First, get used to them
    Published: December 29, 2016
    Outlet: TechTarget's SearchCIO
    John Van Maanen, an organizational theorist at MIT's Sloan School of Management and the MIT Leadership Center, uses an acronym to describe today's world: VUCCA. It stands for volatile, uncertain, complex, chaotic and ambiguous—with one more C than the more common VUCA—and it's a big part of why today's leaders need to teach tomorrow's.
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    How employers can root out the influence of unconscious bias in compensation decisions
    Published: December 28, 2016
    Outlet: The National Law Review
    Emilio J. Castilla, Professor of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, examined the gender and race implications of ostensibly impartial, merit-based employer bonus systems.
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    2017--Trump--Are we ready to rise?
    Published: December 27, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Otto Scharmer is a senior lecturer at MIT. He writes, "Donald Trump is to democracy what 2008 was to capitalism: a profound wake-up call reminding us that the system is broken and in urgent need of an “upgrade” that will bring it up to speed with the challenges of our time..."
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    The store as a showroom: Having your cake and eating it too
    Published: December 23, 2016
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    Elaine Chen, senior lecturer at MIT Sloan, writes: "In 2005, I was shopping for an acoustic piano. Back then, piano shopping worked like this: Go to a showroom. Play every instrument. Pick one, and negotiate a price. Have it shipped to your house. Everyone understood that a piano store does not maintain much inventory on site."
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    How I made it: Karina Drees sees advances in commercial space travel in Mojave
    Published: December 23, 2016
    Outlet: Los Angeles Times
    Karina Drees, 40, is chief executive and general manager of the Mojave Air and Space Port, a commercial flight test and research facility. Drees' interest in space didn't intersect with her professional career until she became an MBA candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2005...
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    Blockchain: New MIT research looks beyond the hype
    Published: December 23, 2016
    Outlet: Crowdfund Insider (Opinion Piece)
    Christian Catalini, assistant professor of technological innovation, entrepreneurship and strategic management at MIT Sloan, writes: "With a market capitalization of approximately $12 billion and with the price of Bitcoin reaching towards its 2016 high, Bitcoin is both the most established and the most secure cryptocurrency."
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    Here's why mobile money is dramatically reducing poverty in Kenya
    Published: December 22, 2016
    Outlet: The Washington Post
    For Tavneet Suri, an economics professor at MIT who grew up in Kenya, much has changed in her home country over the past decade. What used to be an economy relatively closed off to the rest of the world is now a one where the vast majority of people are paying bills and sharing money with one another through cellphones.
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    The Bloomberg Baystate Business Hour
    Published: December 21, 2016
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Audio)
    Bloomberg Boston Bureau Chief Tom Moroney and Radio News Anchor Anne Mostue are joined by top names including MIT Sloan Senior Research Scientist Andrew McAfee, co-author of Race Against the Machine and The Second Machine Age.
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    High-tech sewing machines are bringing a century-old Massachusetts textile mill back to life
    Published: December 20, 2016
    Outlet: PRI's The World (Audio)
    “The purpose of the Inclusive Innovation Challenge is to recognize and reward and encourage companies and individuals that are using technology to create more broadly shared prosperity. In other words, create wealth for the many, not just the few,” says Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, which oversees the challenge.
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    Maine can be a leader in solar energy, but rooftop by rooftop isn't how it will happen
    Published: December 19, 2016
    Outlet: Bangor Daily News (Opinion Piece)
    Richard Schalensee, Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management Emeritus and Professor of Economics Emeritus at MIT Sloan, writes: "Renewable forms of energy, especially solar, have shown strong growth in recent years in the U.S., and that is certainly a positive development."
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    Are we there yet? Catching up with the Internet of Things
    Published: December 18, 2016
    Outlet: IEEE-USA Insight (Opinion Piece)
    Peter Hirst, associate dean of Executive Education at the MIT Sloan School of Management, writes: "As a believer in tech-powered economic opportunities, I can't help but feel disappointed when a highly promising technology doesn't develop as rapidly as forecasts would have it."
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    Brick-and-mortar retailers should nix deep discounts to make most of jittery shopping season
    Published: December 18, 2016
    Outlet: The Conversation (Opinion Piece)
    Sharmila Chatterjee, senior lecturer at MIT Sloan, writes: "Brick-and-mortar retailers have been on a bit of a roller coaster ride this holiday season as early expectations of strong consumer spending were weighed down by the uncertainty prompted by the election."
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    An oath to ensure a truthful election
    Published: December 17, 2016
    Outlet: The Straits Times (Opinion Piece)
    Yasheng Huang, professor of global economics and management at MIT Sloan, writes: "On Jan 20 next year, Mr Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. I say 'sworn in' rather than 'assume the presidency' because under Section I of Article II of the US Constitution, Mr Trump cannot actually become president unless he takes an oath of office..."
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    How to cure the electoral college
    Published: December 16, 2016
    Outlet: Los Angeles Times (Opinion Piece)
    Arnold Barnett, professor at MIT Sloan, and Edward Kaplan, professor at Yale University, write: "The popular vote winner is poised to lose the presidency in the electoral college on Dec. 19, and calls are widespread to replace the college with a national popular vote."
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    Social impact to the fore as Legatum Center holds its first UK conference at Level 39
    Published: December 15, 2016
    Outlet: Haggerston Times (UK)
    Although the Legatum Center has a sister institute that is based in London, the city represents new territory for the institute – it was chosen partly thanks to the number of Britons to have joined the Center's ranks – Fiona Murray, for example, who opened proceedings with a welcoming speech, is Associate Dean for Innovation at MIT Sloan, and Faculty Director of the MIT Legatum Center.
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    A presidential truthfulness oath
    Published: December 14, 2016
    Outlet: Project Syndicate (Opinion Piece)
    Yasheng Huang is International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business and a Professor of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States..."
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    How can businesses tackle poverty?
    Published: December 13, 2016
    Outlet: BBC World Service (Video)
    Professor Fiona Murray of the MIT Sloan School of Management speaks to BBC World News about how to harness the energy of would-be entrepreneurs and give them the skills and financing they'll need to succeed, create jobs and change the world.
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    MIT students are also pretty good at investing in the stock market
    Published: December 13, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe (Subscription Required)
    A half dozen graduate business students at the MIT Sloan School of Management came out on top in an investment contest that pitted them against rivals at the Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business and the University of Chicago. It was a short-term sprint, overseeing $10,000 for two months, from October 3 through December 2.
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    Could Fidelity and Liberty Mutual help cure cancer? One MIT professor thinks so.
    Published: December 13, 2016
    Outlet: Boston Business Journal
    Andrew Lo, the MIT professor who recently proposed creating a megafund to finance a cure for cancer, has another way for the financial services community to help eradicate seemingly intractable diseases.
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    What executives get wrong about cybersecurity
    Published: December 12, 2016
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review
    Stuart E. Madnick, the John Norris Maguire (1960) Professor of Information Technologies in the MIT Sloan School of Management and a professor of engineering systems at the MIT School of Engineering, spoke about trends in cybersecurity recently with MIT Sloan Management Review editorial director Martha E. Mangelsdorf. This is an edited and condensed version of their conversation.
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    Digital economy can be the key to greater prosperity but challenges remain
    Published: December 12, 2016
    Outlet: The Australian Financial Review
    The world faces some extremely challenging times, says Andrew McAfee, because we really do not know what the path to prosperity looks like in the 21st century. In a broad keynote address at the recent ACS Reimagination 2016 Thought Leaders' Summit, McAfee, the co-director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and principal research scientist at MIT's Sloan School of Management, spoke about how the world is changing and who are the current winners and losers.
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    Why entrepreneurs in the developing world need new funding models
    Published: December 12, 2016
    Outlet: City A.M. (Opinion Piece)
    Fiona Murray is the William Porter Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and associate dean for innovation at MIT Sloan. She also is the faculty director of MIT Sloan's Legatum Center. She writes, "Emerging and frontier markets face significant challenges - access to clean water, food security, financial inclusion, medical delivery..."
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    How will stocks react to the Fed meeting? Watch Twitter
    Published: December 11, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal
    Trading strategies built on what people tweet about the Fed roughly 24 hours before the conclusion of its policy meetings have been profitable, according to research published earlier this year by Andrew Lo, a finance professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management. The findings are among the latest in an age when so-called quantitative investors are using algorithms to scrape social-media platforms for tradable clues and insights.
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    A way forward toward affordable, quality healthcare
    Published: December 9, 2016
    Outlet: The Hill (Opinion Piece)
    Joseph Doyle is the Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management and a Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He also is co-chair of the MIT Sloan Initiative for Health Systems Innovation (HSI). He writes, "Most discussions about the state of the U.S. healthcare system start with the problem of unsustainable cost growth..."
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    Dial M for money: Can mobile banking lift people out of poverty?
    Published: December 9, 2016
    Outlet: NPR (Audio)
    MIT's Kenyan-born economist Tavneet Suri focuses on poverty issues. The sudden expansion of mobile banking made her wonder: "Is this like a new toy for people. Or does it actually fundamentally change their lives? Does it solve poverty?" And so Suri set up an experiment...
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    Do you think fake news can be killed with the truth? Think again
    Published: December 8, 2016
    Outlet: Arts + Marketing
    Sharon Pian Chan and Andre Alfred, Executive MBA students at MIT Sloan School of Management, write: "The presidential election exposed deep divisions in the country, among our families, friends, in the workplace and in the classroom. Buzzfeed's recent findings about the power of fake news is particularly troubling."
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    P&L: How blockchain will affect market structures
    Published: December 8, 2016
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Audio)
    Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz talk to Christian Catalini, a professor at MIT Sloan, about blockchain and why cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin could be widespread and disruptive.
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    No, it's not impossible. Progressives can win with Trump on three key issues
    Published: December 8, 2016
    Outlet: CNBC (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Professor Paul Osterman writes, "There is little doubt that the Trump Administration aims to undermine, defund, and repeal much of the progressive agenda. However, progressives have one crucial move they can play to avoid four years of devastating policymaking: Using Trump's own voters against him..."
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    Here are the winners for 50 on Fire 2016
    Published: December 8, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno (Video)
    This year's 50 on Fire award winners comprise individuals and organizations pushing innovation in and around Boston. The Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship was a winner in the Education category. (Video: 6:40)
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    MIT's Orphanides: Fed's dot plot is not a good idea
    Published: December 8, 2016
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Video)
    Richard Clarida, global strategic adviser at Pimco, and Athanasios Orphanides, MIT Sloan School of Management professor and former European Central Bank member, discuss the merits of the Federal Reserve's dot plot and central bank transparency. They speak on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
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    MAX Delivery set to expand across Africa: Launching an in-app retail component
    Published: December 7, 2016
    Outlet: Uncova (Nigeria)
    Adetayo Bamiduro told MIT Sloan School of Management that he believes he can expand MAX across Africa and that he is building a retail component to allow shoppers to easily pick their items from the app. He was speaking to MIT ahead of the Dec. 13 conference hosted by the MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, where he was a fellow in 2014-2015.
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    How to do extraordinary things for your customers and your people – interview with Bill Taylor
    Published: December 5, 2016
    Outlet: CustomerThink.com
    Today's interview is with Bill Taylor, co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company, who now spends his time writing books and speaking to leadership audiences. Taylor is a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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    The dark side of email
    Published: December 5, 2016
    Outlet: Human Resources Magazine UK (Opinion Piece)
    Monideepa Tarafdar is a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management. She writes, "Most of us are ‘networked workers' – that is, we pervasively use means of electronic communication, e.g. email or the internet, at work..."
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    Ten MIT Sloan MBA admission tips
    Published: December 2, 2016
    Outlet: Beat The GMAT
    Determined adventurers, MIT Sloan students possess a can-do spirit, and at times, a readiness to bend the rules. Here are ten MBA admissions tips from a Sloan alumni and entrepreneur who has counseled hundreds of MBA candidates seeking admission to Sloan and other top business schools.
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    MIT Sloan to host conference in London on accelerating growth in the developing world
    Published: December 2, 2016
    Outlet: IntelligentHQ
    “MIT Sloan is looking to build its understanding of how innovation-driven entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial financing of IDE ventures can be better harnessed to benefit emerging and frontier markets,” says MIT Sloan Professor Fiona Murray, associate dean for innovation and faculty director of the Legatum Center.
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    Leading across boundaries: Respect, leadership and the future of work
    Published: December 2, 2016
    Outlet: Forbes (Opinion Piece) (Video)
    Hal Gregersen is executive director of the MIT Leadership Center, a senior lecturer in leadership and innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Thinkers50 management thinker. He writes, "Incivility – in the community, in politics, in the workplace – is on the rise..."
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    Jay Forrester, an MIT engineer, sought to rethink corporate management
    Published: December 2, 2016
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal
    Jay Forrester, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, sought transformational ideas rather than incremental progress, said John Sterman, a management professor at MIT. If his big ideas didn't pan out, Professor Forrester sometimes said, “I can always go back to the ranch.”
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    Green bonds and land conservation: A new investment landscape?
    Published: December 2, 2016
    Outlet: Stanford Social Innovation Review (Opinion Piece)
    Carolyn Mansfield duPont (@carolyndupont) co-authored this article based on research she led as a graduate student at MIT Sloan School of Management and the Harvard Kennedy School.
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    Sunset time: What happens when a 30-year-old corporate foundation shuts its doors?
    Published: December 1, 2016
    Outlet: Inside Philanthropy
    The Hitachi Foundation awarded $4 million to the MIT Sloan School of Management. The grant to MIT Sloan supports the Institute for Work and Employment Research. Foundation President Barbara Dyer is a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan, and she will assume leadership of the new program at MIT.
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    The best way to deal with uncertain times: Run away (temporarily)
    Published: November 30, 2016
    Outlet: Inc.
    Paul Michelman, editor-in-chief of the MIT Sloan Management Review, researches and wrestles with the meaning of the changes that are roiling our world. Instead of offering empty words of comfort, in a recent note he provided overwhelmed leaders with some wise but simple advice instead...
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    When loan concentration might be a good thing
    Published: November 30, 2016
    Outlet: American Banker
    "We are not trying to say that concentration is not a problem," said Andrew Sutherland, an assistant professor from MIT Sloan School of Management, who co-wrote the paper with Philip G. Berger and Michael Minnis at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. "We are just saying that concentration can give a bank expertise. And when [lenders] have that expertise, they don't need hard information, they don't need audits as much."
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    Why Trump and GOP majorities will only make things worse for hard-pressed Americans
    Published: November 30, 2016
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece; Source: Project Syndicate)
    Simon Johnson is a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He writes, "A core problem in the United States today — reflected in Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election earlier this month — is that too many Americans feel helpless and insecure in the face of the job polarization that has resulted from globalization and new technology..."
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    How to prepare for the cyberattack that is coming to your company
    Published: November 30, 2016
    Outlet: World Economic Forum (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Professors Stuart Madnick and Alex Pentland, with their co-writers Michael Coden and Shoaib Yousuf, write, "Cybersecurity is a $445 billion problem, and some predict that figure could rise to $6 trillion by 2021. The list of companies that have already been hacked, attacked, and breached – suffering business interruptions, intellectual property losses, and exposing their customers to identity theft – reads like a who's who of the retail, tech, telecomm, manufacturing and financial services industries, among others..."
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    Stop meditating alone--for productivity gains, it's a team sport
    Published: November 28, 2016
    Outlet: Fast Company
    Meditation is about compassion and collective consciousness, rather than just reducing one's own stress and anxiety, says Tara Swart, senior lecturer at MIT Sloan Executive Education. "Part of mindfulness meditation involves projecting feelings of forgiveness and compassion—both of which are, by their nature, targeted at third parties," she says.
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    MIT's beer game offers supply chain lessons (without the actual booze)
    Published: November 28, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times (Opinion Piece)
    Jayesh Kannan is an MBA candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management. He writes, "One of the highlights of MIT Sloan orientation week was playing the 'beer game,' a role-play simulation that provides a glimpse into supply chain challenges that managers in the real world often face. Hosted by Professor John D. Sterman, the game (sadly) involves no real consumption of beer, and instead simulates the production and distribution of beer from the manufacturer to the end customer..."
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    Trump's tax: One budget buster and one revenue raiser
    Published: November 28, 2016
    Outlet: Financial Times (Opinion Piece)
    Robert Pozen is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He considers the winners and losers in the president-elect's new tax plans. He writes, "Donald Trump's campaign to become the next president of the US has thrown up two far-reaching proposals to reform the taxation of corporate profits: Reducing the tax rate on domestic profits to 15 per cent, and taxing foreign profits of US corporations at 15 per cent each year..."
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    Spoiler Alert: It makes sure nothing goes to waste
    Published: November 27, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    Spoil Alert was created by two MIT Sloan School of Management graduates, Ricky Ashenfelter and Emily Malina, and their chief technology officer, Marty Sirkin, and has worked its way through the city's accelerator programs, winning $50,000 from MassChallenge in 2015 and a spot in this year's Techstars Boston cohort.
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    Her company's data helps deals get done
    Published: November 23, 2016
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    Mona M. Vernon, vice president of Thomson Reuters Labs, attended MIT's Sloan School of Management. She says, "Most people I knew who wanted to go to business school wanted to get out of engineering, but I loved being an engineer. I found this program at MIT called SDM, which was the combination of engineering systems — so, lots of cool, hard problems to solve — and the business school..."
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    How not to get ripped off on Black Friday
    Published: November 23, 2016
    Outlet: Fortune (Opinion Piece)
    Juanjuan Zhang and T. Tony Ke are professors in the marketing department at the MIT Sloan School of Management. They write, "The holiday season is upon us and—based on all the Internet ads, television commercials, and store fliers about—it appears you've been granted a golden opportunity to reap huge savings on gifts for everyone on your shopping list..."
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    What you need to know about the 50 on Fire Finalists in Education
    Published: November 22, 2016
    Outlet: BostInno
    The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, as the name implies, fosters entrepreneurship at the Institute. It serves all students across all schools and disciplines, providing innovation resources and programming throughout the year.
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    Developing a third type of retirement plan
    Published: November 22, 2016
    Outlet: RealClearMarkets (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Robert Pozen writes, "Since 1980, the US has experienced a sharp decline in the number of companies and their employees participating in defined benefit pension plans. In such plans, the employer is legally obligated to provide its employees with a defined schedule of retirement benefits. But these plans became disfavored after companies were required to disclose their unfunded liabilities for promised retirement benefits..."
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    Harmony Space wins top prize at MIT Hacking Arts for music learning app that feels like Pokémon GO
    Published: November 20, 2016
    Outlet: TechCrunch
    Hacking Arts is organized by MIT Sloan's Entertainment, Media & Sports Club, in partnership with The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology and the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. Hackathon organizer and Sloan MBA candidate Helen Smith said this year 250 people were invited out of a pool of 700 applicants; ultimately, 177 participated.
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