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  • How gatorade invented new products by revisiting old ones
    Published: August 17, 2017
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Lecturer David Robertson writes: "Too often the preoccupation with finding or creating shiny new products can cause you to take your eye off your most profitable and lowest-risk opportunity: reviving your current product by innovating around it."
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    Jeff Bezos's initial focus on books constitutes the greatest execution of a beachhead marketing strategy ever
    Published: August 16, 2017
    Outlet: Entrepreneur (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Bill Aulet writes: "Bezos's initial focus on books constitutes the greatest execution of a beachhead marketing strategy ever. By creating a narrow and winnable focus for his first product, Bezos was able to build the fundamentals of his company, and create a launching pad for Amazon to grow into different markets over time..."
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    Getting to 2°
    Published: August 16, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Technology Review
    World Climate Simulation is a negotiation exercise that uses a simulator to show participants the outcomes of their decisions in real time. It's led by MIT Sloan professor John Sterman, PhD '82, and Andrew Jones, SM '97, of Climate Interactive; the pair developed the exercise and simulator, known as C-ROADS, over a decade ago to make climate learning visceral. “New information doesn't change thinking on climate,” Jones says. “New experiences do.”
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    It's time to found a new republic
    Published: August 15, 2017
    Outlet: Foreign Policy (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Daron Acemoglu and Simon Johnson write: "Most Americans tend to believe that they've lived under the same form of government, more or less, since the country was founded in late 1700s. They're mistaken..."
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    Beer's role in innovation
    Published: August 15, 2017
    Outlet: The Huffington Post (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Joe Hadzima writes: "Many great—or seemingly great—ideas come to fruition during the course of drinking a beer. When you're out with the guys (or girls), one or two cold ones could have you rhapsodizing about how you're going to change the world..."
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    Artificial intelligence will soon shop for you--but is that a good thing?
    Published: August 15, 2017
    Outlet: WBUR (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Renée Gosline writes: "Machine learning, the new frontier of data science, learns from human behavior, both good and bad. And as a result, we may be more susceptible to nudges and prods that might not be in our best interests..."
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    Business Book of the Year 2017--the longlist
    Published: August 13, 2017
    Outlet: Financial Times
    Titles about the relentless march of technology dominate the Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. Andrew Lo's ADAPTIVE MARKETS, a critique of the “efficient markets hypothesis” that John Authers called “dazzling in both its erudition and its charm,” makes the category of longlisted books that are likely to be as compelling for investors as executives.
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    The outsourced mind
    Published: August 11, 2017
    Outlet: TEDx Suffolk University (Video)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer and Research Scientist Renée Gosline's main research interests are in how heuristics bias our decision-making, and how technology affects these choices.
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    How do you fix a school-bus problem? Call MIT
    Published: August 11, 2017
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal
    A trio of MIT researchers—Dimitris Bertsimas, co-director of MIT's Operations Research Center and doctoral students Arthur Delarue and Sebastien Martin—recently tackled a tricky vehicle-routing problem when they set out to improve the efficiency of the Boston Public Schools bus system.
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    My VC summer: Three MBA internship lessons
    Published: August 9, 2017
    Outlet: Poets & Quants (Opinion Piece)
    MBA '18 candidate Joaquin Dufeu writes: "February 2017: I'm in the middle of my first year in MIT Sloan's MBA program, and unlike most of my classmates, I don't have a summer internship lined up. If you are in the process of earning your MBA or have already earned one, you'll know that this time of year is recruiting season..."
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    Inteligencia artificial y el futuro del trabajo
    Published: August 8, 2017
    Outlet: Inteligencia artificial y el futuro del trabajo
    Tom Kochan, Profesor en la Escuela de Management Sloan del MIT, escribe: “No hay dudas de que la IA eliminará algunos trabajos, pero también creará otros nuevos.”
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    How does Amazon stay at day one?
    Published: August 8, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Hal Gregerson and Brigham Young Prof. Jeff Dyer write: "If you wonder how Amazon keeps up its torrid pace of launching new products and services, you're looking at the heart of it..."
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    How we rank the most innovative companies 2017
    Published: August 8, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Hal Gregerson and Brigham Young Prof. Jeff Dyer explain how they formed the World's Most Innovative Companies list, using the wisdom of the crowd. Their method relies on investors' ability to identify firms they expect to be innovative now and in the future.
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    Data-driven portfolios power 'home-run' exits in MIT study
    Published: August 8, 2017
    Outlet: Wall Street Journal
    Packing an early-stage portfolio with measurably high-volatility companies that have high-scoring features raises the probability of lucrative exits through either acquisitions or initial public offerings, according to the new study by MIT Sloan Prof. Tauhid Zaman and doctoral student David Scott Hunter.
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    MIT Sloan Women's Week events on tap in six cities for prospective female MBA applicants
    Published: August 7, 2017
    Outlet: Clearadmit
    At MIT Sloan, advancing women in leadership is a core commitment. For starters, the student-led group MIT Sloan Women in Management offers female MBA students a range of opportunities to help propel their careers. Sloan also puts on an annual Women's Week to showcase for prospective female applicants just what the Sloan MBA student experience is like, as well as the many paths its accomplished alumnae pursue.
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    What Blue Apron needs to do to survive the threat of Amazon
    Published: August 7, 2017
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Sharmila Chatterjee writes: "Blue Apron has an opportunity to differentiate itself. To do so, it must focus on the needs, wants, and values of its target audience: mainly millenials..."
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    On Wall Street's big banks, Trump and the Democrats are both wrong
    Published: August 7, 2017
    Outlet: The Hill (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Robert Pozen writes: "Congress should seriously consider the British model of a well-capitalized bank funded by government-insured deposits with limited risk exposure — kept as separate from a sister subsidiary engaged in more diversified activities without funding from government-backed sources."
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    2017 MBAs to watch: Rei Goffer, MIT Sloan
    Published: August 7, 2017
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    MIT Sloan's Rei Goffer says: "I think that MIT is one the best schools in the world for tech entrepreneurs. You get an amazing ecosystem to start a business, with great classes, and access to the most amazing technologies, faculty, and students in the world. Add to that the incredible community and the unique atmosphere of Sloan, and there's really no question."
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    2017 MBAs to watch: Jackie Vouthouris, MIT Sloan
    Published: August 7, 2017
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    MIT Sloan's Jackie Vouthouris says: "Aside from the flexible course schedules and exposure to ground-breaking technology, what really sold me on Sloan was the people. As soon as I met my soon-to-be classmates, I immediately knew this was where I wanted to spend the next two years..."
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    The future of U.S. caregiving: High demand, scarce workers
    Published: August 3, 2017
    Outlet: Reuters
    The United States is headed toward a severe shortage of caregivers - paid and unpaid - in the decades ahead, according to human resources expert Paul Osterman. A professor of human resources and management at MIT Sloan, Osterman is the author of a new book, WHO WILL CARE FOR US: LONG-TERM CARE AND THE LONG-TERM WORKFORCE, which examines trends in the labor force market for caregivers.
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    Great talks start with sticky notes
    Published: August 3, 2017
    Outlet: HuffPost (Opinion Piece)
    Nick Meyer, serial entrepreneur, fabulous speaker and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, teaches the method of storyboarding using sticky notes. You don't need to know how to draw. All you need is a stack of sticky notes, a black marker, and the ability to write legibly.
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    How to harness the collective intelligence of the enterprise
    Published: August 2, 2017
    Outlet: TechTarget's SearchCIO
    Research by MIT Sloan's Thomas Malone is pulling back the covers on the importance of group dynamics and the power of organizational design in developing the collective intelligence of the enterprise.
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    21 incredible facts about HubSpot CEO & Founder Brian Halligan
    Published: July 28, 2017
    Outlet: Inc.
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Brian Halligan met HubSpot co-founder Dharmesh Shah when they were grad students at MIT. The two set out to create an online marketing platform, driven by the flagging success of direct mail and other old school marketing tactics.
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    MIT Climate CoLab offering $10K for solutions for energy, emissions, shifting climate change attitudes
    Published: July 27, 2017
    Outlet: Sustainable Brands
    Thomas Malone, professor of management and founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence at MIT Sloan, stresses that competitors don't need to be climate scientists to participate in the competition; rather, ideas and collaboration are key.
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    Two MIT engineers use math to plot a path for Boston's school buses
    Published: July 27, 2017
    Outlet: WBUR (Audio)
    MIT Sloan doctoral students Arthur Delarue and Sebastien Martin developed "Quantum" with a faculty adviser, Dimitris Bertsimas. It looks like a simple piece of software — imagine Google Maps but for school buses. But it runs on powerful math.
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    Two types of work resistant to automation
    Published: July 27, 2017
    Outlet: Yahoo! Finance (Video)
    Yahoo Finance's Rick Newman speaks with MACHINE, PLATFORM, CROWD: HARNESSING OUR DIGITAL FUTURE co-authors Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson about the work that will still need to be done by humans once automation takes over.
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    MIT bus hackathon could save Boston Public Schools $$
    Published: July 25, 2017
    Outlet: Boston Herald
    An MIT professor and doctoral students have come up with new routes to bus more than 30,000 students by finding better connections between schools. “The system looks at billions and billions of permutations,” said MIT Prof. Dimitris Bertsimas. “Only a computer model is capable of that, humans are not capable of doing these computations.”
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    Tips for sustainability-oriented entrepreneurs seeking capital
    Published: July 25, 2017
    Outlet: GreenBiz (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Lecturer Jason Jay and AgThentic Founder/CEO Sarah Nolet write: "Turning an idea into a reality is rarely easy. Entrepreneurs must build teams, processes and, of course, products that will scale to attract customers and investors. They notoriously juggle too many balls, often with too few hands to catch them..."
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    It's easy to organise protests; the harder part is getting things done
    Published: July 24, 2017
    Outlet: The Kathmandu Post (Nepal)
    Sumana Shrestha's work for Medication for Nepal has gained praise from the likes of Barack Obama. With the realisation that activism could lead to change in Nepal, Shrestha, who has an MBA from MIT Sloan, returned to Nepal and is involved in initiatives such as Rebuild Kasthamandap as part of a team of locals who have taken it upon themselves to rebuild the historical pavilion.
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    Tomorrow's prices: An interview with Alberto Cavallo on why consumers have such a hard time thinking about inflation
    Published: July 21, 2017
    Outlet: American Economic Association
    MIT Prof. Alberto Cavallo recently spoke with Diana Schoder of the American Economic Association about how we think about inflation, why our memories might not be as good as we thought, and what policymakers can do to make understanding inflation easier.
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    Watch all of the panels from TC Sessions: Robotics right here
    Published: July 20, 2017
    Outlet: TechCrunch (Video)
    Elaine Chen of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship moderated a discussion about robotics startups featuring Helen Greiner of CyPhy Works and Andy Wheeler of GV. The group discussed finding venture capital and the ways in which the space has evolved over the last couple of decades.
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    New model for estimating risk proves effective in case studies
    Published: July 20, 2017
    Outlet: Engineering News (South Africa)
    “Today, most technical development projects go through a phase-gate process, with each gate serving as a decision point to either proceed to the next phase of the project or cancel it. These are opportunities for managers to assess whether the product or system under development meets expectations and warrants additional investment,” says MIT Sloan Prof. Steven Eppinger.
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    How AI is already changing business
    Published: July 20, 2017
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Audio)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson explains how rapid advances in machine learning are presenting new opportunities for businesses. He breaks down how the technology works and what it can and can't do (yet). He also discusses the potential impact of AI on the economy, how workforces will interact with it in the future, and suggests managers start experimenting now.
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    Bitcoin study reveals how early adopters influence our decisions
    Published: July 20, 2017
    Outlet: New Scientist
    Seeing a chance to piggyback on MIT's Bitcoin Project, two researchers at MIT Sloan set up an experiment to study early-adoption behaviours. Some 3108 MIT freshmen signed up to the experiment's waiting list. Catherine Tucker and Christian Catalini identified early adopters as the first 25 per cent of students to sign up on the waiting list in the first 24 hours. They classified the rest as late adopters.
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    Seattle startup Armoire bets busy working women will want to rent their wardrobe
    Published: July 19, 2017
    Outlet: GeekWire
    “Retail is an incredibly large industry and for us to make a significant dent in a portion of consumers lives, I think the room is very much still there,” said Armoire CEO and founder Ambika Singh. “We imagine that in 10 years, there will be many, many more rental companies that will come behind us, each serving a different kind of niche.” Ambika Singh got the idea for Armoire when she was working on her MBA at MIT.
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    How this company is making customer service calls less painful
    Published: July 19, 2017
    Outlet: Inc.
    Cogito co-founders Sandy Pentland and Joshua Feast met when Feast took a Pentland-curated seminar at MIT. Pentland's research on nonverbal social cues gave Feast the inspiration for the company.
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    The business of artificial intelligence
    Published: July 18, 2017
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee write: "The most important general-purpose technology of our era is artificial intelligence, particularly machine learning (ML)..."
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    Achieving digital maturity: Adapting your company to a changing world
    Published: July 17, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review
    Based on a global survey of more than 3,500 managers and executives and 15 interviews with executives and thought leaders, MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte's third annual study of digital business reveals five key practices of companies that are developing into more mature digital organizations...
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    Does Silicon Valley have a moral responsibility to stop developing robots?
    Published: July 16, 2017
    Outlet: TechCrunch (Video)
    One of the world's leading authorities on the economic consequences of new technology, MIT's Andrew McAfee is also co-author of the 2014 bestseller THE SECOND MACHINE AGE and the just published MACHINE, PLATFORM, CROWD.
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    New models for quality journalism from Wikitribune to crypto tokens
    Published: July 16, 2017
    Outlet: TechCrunch (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Christian Catalini writes: "Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is embarking on a new online venture that the rest of us can only hope succeeds: Creating a new business model for quality journalism..."
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    Millennials don't save for enough retirement - but Congress can help
    Published: July 16, 2017
    Outlet: The Hill (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Robert Pozen writes: "To promote retirement savings, Congress should pass the Automatic Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Act, legislation that was introduced in the House in 2015, for millennials and other Americans without a retirement plan at their workplace."
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    It really is different this time for high-flying stock market
    Published: July 15, 2017
    Outlet: MarketWatch
    In his book, ADAPTIVE MARKETS: FINANCIAL EVOLUTION AT THE SPEED OF THOUGHT, MIT's Andrew Lo describes aspects of the market that have changed over the past few decades, changes that should prompt a new look at the traditional investment paradigm.
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    The fatal flaw of AI implementation
    Published: July 14, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    Jeanne Ross is principal research scientist for MIT's Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). She writes: "With Cynthia Beath, Monideepa Tarafdar, and Kate Moloney, I've been studying how companies insert value-adding AI algorithms into their processes..."
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    What will business technology look like tomorrow?
    Published: July 13, 2017
    Outlet: The Economist
    In 2014, MIT's Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson published THE SECOND MACHINE AGE. The book was a balanced portrait of how new digital technologies were poised to improve society, even as they increased unemployment and depressed wages. In their latest work, MACHINE, PLATFORM, CROWD, the authors seek to explain the business implications behind these developments.
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    ¿Emprendedor se nace o se hace?: los expertos del MIT y entrepreneurs locales derriban los mitos
    Published: July 11, 2017
    Outlet: iProfesional.com (Argentina)
    Bill Aulet, director del Centro de Entrepreneurship Martin Trust de la escuela de negocios del Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts (MIT Sloan), es uno de los referentes de este sector que en cada oportunidad que tiene intenta convencer a los jóvenes de no abandonar sus estudios en búsqueda del éxito fácil.
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    Here's one reason why expensive stocks can continue to climb
    Published: July 11, 2017
    Outlet: MarketWatch
    “Having a large number of passive investors buying and holding index funds for the next 20 years will cause the market's value to continue to rise,” Andrew Lo, director of the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering, told MarketWatch in an interview.
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    Diseases infect people--but cyberattacks infect x-rays and MRIs machines
    Published: July 7, 2017
    Outlet: Quartz (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan alum Caleb Li and MIT alum Gregory Falco write: "It's not just your credit-card information that hackers want—it's your medical records, too..."
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    The future on fast forward
    Published: July 5, 2017
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal
    MIT Sloan's Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson's tour of the technologies that are shaping the future of business, MACHINE, PLATFORM, CROWD: HARNESSING OUR DIGITAL FUTURE, contains sights that are already familiar and others that are not.
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    The Lisbon MBA explores tech entrepreneurship during one-month immersion at MIT Sloan
    Published: July 4, 2017
    Outlet: BusinessBecause (Video)
    For four weeks in June, Lisbon MBA students experience MBA life at the world's leading technology university, with full access to MIT professors, classes, and facilities. At MIT Sloan, students study hot topics like global markets, tech innovation, and entrepreneurship.
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    Video: Preparing for the changes AI will bring to tomorrow's jobs
    Published: July 3, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Video)
    Is artificial intelligence going to take over our jobs? George Westerman, principal research scientist at MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy, moderated the aptly titled MIT CIO Symposium panel “Preparing for the Future of Work” to discuss this central question.
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    Finding the platform in your product
    Published: July 1, 2017
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    Andrei Hagiu is a visiting associate professor of technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategic management at MIT Sloan. He and Elizabeth J. Altman write: "Five of the 10 most valuable companies in the world today—Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft—derive much of their worth from their multisided platforms (MSPs), which facilitate interactions or transactions between parties..."
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    The long - and dangerous - American path paved in gold
    Published: June 30, 2017
    Outlet: The Washington Post (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Simon Johnson writes: "What is gold? Is it the essential bedrock of fiscal prudence? Is it a political football, with fortunes and importance determined by far greater forces? Or is it a mere distraction at the margins of the global financial system — attracting a disproportionate number of scams and oddball political characters?"
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    How to make money off of the smart machine future
    Published: June 29, 2017
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Video)
    The proliferation of smart tech raises three fundamental ­questions: What is the nature of work? What does it truly mean to be human? And—let's face it—how can you make a buck off this? Those with the third question in mind will find a lot to like in the latest book by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.
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    Debt analysts keep the faith
    Published: June 29, 2017
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal
    A positive attitude doesn't necessarily pay off. Or so one might conclude, based on a recent paper by Jacquelyn Gillette, accounting professor at MIT Sloan. The paper reviewed a series of credit analyst reports of financially distressed firms from 2006 to 2015.
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    Research shows when groups are diverse, individuals are less likely to go along with the crowd
    Published: June 29, 2017
    Outlet: Entrepreneur (Opinion Piece)
    Evan Apfelbaum is an associate professor of work and organization studies at MIT Sloan and Sarah Gaither is an assistant professor in the department of psychology and neuroscience. They compared rates of conformity in all-white groups to racially diverse groups.
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    Propel marketing rebrands as ThriveHive to stand out in noisy field
    Published: June 29, 2017
    Outlet: Xconomy
    The idea the two MIT Sloan alums [Max Faingezicht and Adam Blake] had [for ThriveHive] was to use data science and analytics software to help small business owners manage a bewildering array of online marketing options—e-mail, social media, search ads, digital promotions, and so forth.
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    MIT lessons on supply and demand in the digital age
    Published: June 29, 2017
    Outlet: Bloomberg Television (Video)
    MIT Sloan's Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee discuss their new book on Bloomberg Surveillance, with a focus on how the economics of supply and demand apply to the digital age.
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    Decoding CEO pay*
    Published: June 27, 2017
    Outlet: Harvard Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Profs. Robert Pozen and S.P. Kothari write: "Each year most public companies issue reports on the pay packages of their top executives, describing how their compensation committees arrived at the numbers. These reports are part of the proxy statements sent to all shareholders, who vote on the packages..."
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    Machine over mind in a new economy
    Published: June 26, 2017
    Outlet: WBUR's On Point (Audio)
    With robots moving deeper into the American workplace—how much decision-making will we turn over to machines? MIT Sloan's Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee share insights from their new book, MACHINE, PLATFORM, CROWD: HARNESSING OUR DIGITAL FUTURE.
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    Fake climate negotiations produce real impacts
    Published: June 26, 2017
    Outlet: Ars Technica
    Ars Technica dropped in on a mock climate negotiation exercise run by MIT Sloan's John Sterman—the first time they've done one of these since President Trump announced his intent to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement.
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    The $1.5 trillion business tax change flying under the radar
    Published: June 25, 2017
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal
    The plan would raise money to help offset Republicans' corporate tax cuts and reduce a “huge bias” toward debt financing, said Robert Pozen, a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan. That bias, he said, hurts companies built around innovation, which tend to not have the physical assets that banks usually require as collateral.
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    Review: We're all behaviorists now - so what?
    Published: June 23, 2017
    Outlet: Reuters
    Invited to review a book or two on the financial crisis for an economics journal in 2011, MIT Sloan's Andrew Lo found the ones he read unsatisfying. Their gaps and inconsistencies failed to tell the full story, prompting him to extend his search. When an editor finally called time a year later, Lo submitted a review of 21 books...
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    La derrota de los pequeños
    Published: June 23, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes (México)
    En un reciente documento de trabajo presentado por el MIT Sloan, John Van Reenen y sus coautores documentan una clara tendencia global hacia la caída de la participación de las rentas del trabajo en la renta total.
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    Restoring a battered business reputation is more than PR
    Published: June 22, 2017
    Outlet: Financial Times
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Neal Hartman says the chief executive must admit to problems and talk about what is being done to correct them. He points to United Airlines and British Airways as examples of companies that waited too long to address bad headlines.
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