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  • The next billion-dollar startups 2017
    Published: October 25, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes
    PillPack, an online pharmacy co-founded by MIT Sloan alumnus Elliot Cohen, mails medications to patients packaged by the day and time they should be taken.
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    Season 5, Episode 25: Future of Appalachia
    Published: October 18, 2017
    Outlet: VICE News (Video) (Subscription Required)
    VICE's Isobel Yeung journeys to the heart of coal country to see what it will take to save Appalachia. The episode features interviews with MIT Sloan's Erik Brynjolfsson who discusses the future of the coal industry and how the region can reinvent itself. The full episode can be viewed on the HBO site with a subscription.
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    Walmart––yes, Walmart––is making changes that could help solve America's wealth inequality problem
    Published: October 16, 2017
    Outlet: Quartz
    “Once you start down this road, if you're big enough, you'll bring others with you,” says Thomas Kochan, a professor of work and employment relations at MIT Sloan...To the extent the philosophy of Starbucks and Costco—and a range of other employers from Trader Joe's to QuickTrip—is organized into a theory, it's called the Good Jobs Strategy, and its chief evangelist is Zeynep Ton, an adjunct associate professor, also at Sloan.
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    Trump voters confront climate change in wake of hurricane
    Published: October 16, 2017
    Outlet: The Associated Press
    John Sterman said addressing climate change will invariably lead to gradual job losses in the fossil fuels industry. But communities have lost a dominant industry before, and those able to diversify can prosper.
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    This MIT economist has a new theory of finance
    Published: October 16, 2017
    Outlet: Bloomberg Businessweek
    Andrew Lo has always been a multidisciplinarian. At the Bronx High School of Science, he excelled in biology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics and liked solving broad problems. “I just really enjoyed the dynamics across all these fields,” he says. “I never thought of myself as, I am an economist or I'm a statistician.”
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    Alphabet Inc.'s Schmidt touches on AI, ethics, and Trump in HUBweek discussion
    Published: October 13, 2017
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    Launched in 2015 by MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, the Inclusive Innovation Challenge rewards organizations making technological advances available to all. Over the past few months, the group's judges whittled about 1,000 initial for-profit and nonprofit participants to 16 finalists, judged in four awards categories.
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    A slice of pizza for your most intimate secrets? How much (or little) we value our digital privacy
    Published: October 13, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes
    This edition of #BytesChat explores the “digital privacy paradox”—the notion that people say they care about their online privacy, but they are willing to relinquish private data online quite easily when incentivized to do so. Special guest Christian Catalini is co-author with Catherine Tucker of the new research paper, "The Digital Privacy Paradox: Small Money, Small Costs, Small Talk."
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    MIT Inclusive Innovation awards stress optimism as tech reshapes work
    Published: October 13, 2017
    Outlet: Xconomy
    The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy created the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to highlight and support businesses and nonprofits that use technology to improve economic opportunities for people with low- and mid-level incomes. “The dominant narrative about what technology does to jobs today is that it destroys them—it automates them out of existence,” said Andrew McAfee, co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, in an interview before the awards event. “I think it's incorrect. … And I think it's too pessimistic.”
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    Harnessing the digital future: A-long read Q&A with Andrew McAfee
    Published: October 12, 2017
    Outlet: The American Enterprise Institute (Podcast)
    Andrew McAfee joins AEIdeas' James Pethokoukis to discuss the ramifications of technological innovation for businesses, the economy, and society at large.
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    Jeff Wilke: The Amazon chief who obsesses over consumers
    Published: October 11, 2017
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal
    MIT Sloan alum Jeff Wilke is in charge of integrating Amazon's new subsidiary, Whole Foods Market Inc. and its roughly 87,000 employees. He also is part of the leadership team working on the company's search for a second North American headquarters.
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    How Darden is putting Charlottesville's protest behind it
    Published: October 10, 2017
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    When Scott Beardsley was a first-year MBA student at MIT Sloan, he applied for and was rejected by eight different consulting firms for a summer internship. Undaunted, the 25-year-old Beardsley earned from the MIT faculty a fortuitous consolation prize: He became the student editor of the MIT Sloan Management Review. Over his last year at Sloan, he was in a position to review the essays by the partners of many of the firms that had turned him down.
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    Science advances one funeral at a time. The latest Nobel proves it
    Published: October 10, 2017
    Outlet: Bloomberg
    Pierre Azoulay, co-author of a research paper called "Does Science Advance One Funeral at a Time?", found that at least in the case of life sciences, Planck's epigram about funerals is correct. To put it differently, Azoulay found that the death of a star scientist is like the fall of a huge tree. It lets sunshine reach the forest floor through a hole in the leaf canopy, enabling new kinds of vegetation to flourish.
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    Republicans' responsibility for gun violence
    Published: October 10, 2017
    Outlet: Project Syndicate (Opinion Piece)
    Yasheng Huang writes: "After the mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday night, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that, 'It's particularly inappropriate to politicize an event like this. It just happened within the last day and a half.'"
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    The fifteen best business schools in the world according to Times Higher Education
    Published: October 9, 2017
    Outlet: BusinessBecause
    Times Higher Education, the UK magazine, this week released a new ranking of business schools. Stanford Graduate School of Business came up trumps, with MIT Sloan and Oxford University's Said Business School in second and third place respectively. Times Higher Education based its rankings on teaching (30.9%), research (32.6%), research citations (25%), international outlook (9%), and innovation (2.5%).
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    Meet the MIT Sloan MBA Class of 2019
    Published: October 7, 2017
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    Poets & Quants features incoming MIT Sloan MBAs '19 Alexander Beltes, Matt Caple, Marlyn Diemunsch, Rosa Glenn, Kaavya Gupta, Patricia Irisarri, Sahil Joshi, Emily McLaughlin, Liz Nagler, Larisse-Ann (Lara) Ortiz-Luis, Daniel Shaffer, and Jonathan Ng.
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    MACHINE, PLATFORM, CROWD: The changing relationship between mind and machine in an AI world
    Published: October 7, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes India
    The ‘standard partnership' that formed 20 years ago between the human mind and machine, where computers performed routine tasks and freed people to use their judgement to make decisions—according to authors Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson, in their book MACHINE, PLATFORM, CROWD: HARNESSING OUR DIGITAL FUTURE—is ending.
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    MIT study: Private equity managers exaggerate performance
    Published: October 6, 2017
    Outlet: Institutional Investor
    Mark Kritzman, a senior finance lecturer at MIT Sloan, co-wrote a paper last month that found that buyout fund and venture capital managers, who have some discretion in calculating investment performance, are influenced by public equity gains posted after a quarter has ended. When public markets are subsequently up, private equity managers rate their own performance higher for the quarter gone by, according to the study.
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    Going mobile: The personalized, on-demand future of urban transportation
    Published: October 5, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review
    MIT Sloan Prof. Charles Fine, Celeris Technologies Chairman Venkat Sumantran, and MIT's Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation CEO and rector David Gonsalvez, write: "We postulate that urban mobility is transforming to a connected, heterogeneous, intelligent, and personalized architecture (CHIP)..."
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    Real humans of the MIT Sloan MBA Class of 2019
    Published: October 3, 2017
    Outlet: Clear Admit
    To help bring the MIT Sloan MBA Class of 2019 to life, Clear Admit turned to the students themselves. In these profiles, you'll see evidence of the students' diverse backgrounds and experience. There are consultants and finance folks in the mix, but there's also a former Congressional staffer as well as someone who worked in solar energy in Cambodia. As undergraduates they studied everything from political science to mechanical engineering, economics to English lit.
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    Integrating analytics in your organization: Lessons from the sports industry
    Published: October 3, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Ben Shields writes: "The successful use of analytics in sports, both on the field and off, comes down to integrating analytics within an organization. Three strategies — collaborative analytics, a common language, and accessible technology — are key..."
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    How analytics and machine learning can aid transplant decisions
    Published: October 2, 2017
    Outlet: Information Management
    MIT Sloan's Dimitris Bertsimas and Nikolaos Trichakis write: "With colleagues at MIT Sloan and Massachusetts General Hospital, we developed an analytics tool to help doctors in deceased-kidney acceptance decisions..."
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    Bright young things
    Published: October 1, 2017
    Outlet: Boston Magazine
    MIT Sloan is well-represented in Boston Magazine's list of "wunderkinds," all age 35 or under. Alums Krishna Gupta, who co-founded Romulus Capital in his dorm room in 2008, and Elliot Cohen, who co-founded PillPack, as well as MIT Sloan student Aman Advani, co-founder of Ministry of Supply, made the list, among others.
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    Amazon and Whole Foods: Follow the strategy (and the money)
    Published: October 1, 2017
    Outlet: Communications of the AMC (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Michael A. Cusumano writes: "The value of this acquisition will be in how effectively and broadly Amazon is able to utilize the new physical platform it is buying."
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    The cost of innovation has risen, and productivity has suffered
    Published: September 30, 2017
    Outlet: The Economist
    Is the era of economic revolution behind us? A recent paper by Nicholas Bloom, Charles Jones and Michael Webb of Stanford University, and John Van Reenen of MIT, provides relevant evidence. Though striking an agnostic position as to whether humanity has used up all its eureka moments, they nonetheless conclude that new ideas are getting more expensive to find.
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    Don't confuse digital with digitization
    Published: September 29, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    Jeanne Ross, principal research scientist for MIT's Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), writes: "Digitization involves standardizing business processes and is associated with cost cutting and operational excellence..."
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    Trump's tax plan is one big step from reality
    Published: September 29, 2017
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Robert Pozen writes: "While President Donald Trump's latest tax plan moves in the right direction, the math still does not work..."
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    Blockchain and the future of the firm
    Published: September 29, 2017
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Visiting Lecturer Irving Wladawsky-Berger writes: "In their new book, MACHINE, PLATFORM, CROWD: HARNESSING OUR DIGITAL FUTURE, authors Andy McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson ponder the future of firm: 'In this era of powerful new technologies, do we still need companies?'"
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    Turning strategy into results
    Published: September 28, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Donald Sull, London Business School's Stefano Turconi, and Charles Thames Strategy Partners' Charles Sull and James Yoder write: "How can leaders translate the complexity of strategy into guidelines that are simple and flexible enough to execute? Rather than trying to boil the strategy down to a pithy statement, it's better to develop a small set of priorities that everyone gets behind to produce results."
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    What Puerto Rico needs now
    Published: September 28, 2017
    Outlet: The Globe and Mail (Opinion Piece) (Source: Project Syndicate) (Video)
    Simon Johnson, co-author of WHITE HOUSE BURNING: THE FOUNDING FATHERS, OUR NATIONAL DEBT, AND WHY IT MATTERS TO YOU, writes: "Puerto Rico needs more than short-term assistance (although this is also urgent); it needs bipartisan support to rebuild, with an initial and essential focus on a more robust and cheaper supply of electricity..."
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    The case for evidence in government
    Published: September 28, 2017
    Outlet: Government Executive (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Douglas Criscitello writes: "Although the U.S. government presides over what collectively must be one of the world's largest data repositories, its capacity to use that data to build citizen trust and make informed, evidence-based decisions is severely constrained..."
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    The best business books of 2017
    Published: September 28, 2017
    Outlet: Inc.
    Are markets rational or irrational? Andrew Lo enters this perennial debate among economists, offering "a new framework, the Adaptive Markets Hypothesis, in which rationality and irrationality coexist," according to Amazon.
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    El gigantismo de Google y Facebook
    Published: September 27, 2017
    Outlet: El Mundo (Spain)
    Thomas Malone, director del Centro de Inteligencia Colectiva del MIT, cuenta en un libro su sorpresa ante el tamaño que tomaron compañías como Google.
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    Scientists are using Wikipedia more than they admit
    Published: September 26, 2017
    Outlet: NPR's WCAI (Audio)
    Co-author Neil Thompson, an assistant professor at the MIT Sloan, says he knew that he and his colleagues have been using Wikipedia. But nobody ever cites Wikipedia in scientific publications, either out of embarrassment or because many institutions discourage or forbid it.
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    Wikipedia shapes language in science papers
    Published: September 26, 2017
    Outlet: Nature
    Neil Thompson, an innovation scholar at MIT, and co-author Douglas Hanley, an economist at the University of Pittsburgh, commissioned PhD students to write 43 chemistry articles on topics that weren't yet on Wikipedia. In January 2015, they published a randomized set of half of the articles to the site. The other half, which served as control articles, weren't uploaded.
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    Why the Trump tax plan's fuzzy math​ doesn't add up
    Published: September 26, 2017
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    Robert Pozen writes: "Senate Republicans last week agreed on a budget resolution allowing a $1.5 trillion increase in the federal deficit over the next 10 years from tax legislation. This resolution paves the way for 51 Republican Senators to enact mammoth tax cuts by September 30, 2018..."
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    Profesor chileno del MIT visitó el país para promover un nuevo software para emprendedores
    Published: September 26, 2017
    Outlet: Diario Financiero (Chile)
    De acuerdo a un diagnóstico de la Escuela de Negocios MIT Sloan, Chile cuenta con un próspero ecosistema emprendedor y una industria de ingeniería de software con un alto nivel. No obstante, muchas startups se ven frenadas por la falta de acceso a herramientas de optimización matemática, que sean de fácil utilización. Cambiar esto es lo que propone Juan Pablo Vielma, profesor chileno asociado a la institución estadounidense.
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    Living in the era of Quant 3.0
    Published: September 25, 2017
    Outlet: Bloomberg View (Audio)
    To MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Matthew Rothman, head of global quantitative equity research at Credit Suisse and author of TURBULENT TIMES IN QUANT LAND, we have entered the era of Quant 3.0 – the third developmental wave of quantitative investing in which big data and advanced computing power allows information processing at levels that are exponentially greater than ever.
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    This MIT-born startup matches patients with the right therapist
    Published: September 22, 2017
    Outlet: BostInno
    For MIT Sloan MBA Eva Breitenbach, both her personal experience and her friend's translated into Sophia, an online database of therapists that offers matching services to potential patients. Launched in June, the company just went through the “delta v” accelerator program at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and currently has a network of 28 therapists based in the greater Boston area.
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    Rethinking the balance between minds and machines
    Published: September 22, 2017
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal
    MIT Sloan's Irving Wladawsky-Berger writes: "A few months ago, Andy McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson, authors of 2014′s THE SECOND MACHINE AGE and 2011′s RACE AGAINST THE MACHINE, published their third book on the impact of the 21st century digital revolution on the economy and society: MACHINE, PLATFORM, CROWD: HARNESSING OUR DIGITAL FUTURE."
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    Prepare for digital transformation
    Published: September 21, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes
    “Technology changes quickly. Organizations change much more slowly,” says George Westerman, principal research scientist for the Initiative on the Digital Economy at MIT Sloan. The slow pace of change at many organizations makes keeping up with advances in technology a major challenge, adds Westerman.
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    The six best business books of 2017, according to economists, editors and professors
    Published: September 21, 2017
    Outlet: Business Insider
    Andrew Lo argues in ADAPTIVE MARKETS that efficient market theory is just incomplete rather than wrong, and offers a new way of understanding how investors behave and markets adapt.
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    Making economic sanctions on North Korea work
    Published: September 20, 2017
    Outlet: Project Syndicate (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Yasheng Huang writes: "The nuclear threat posed by North Korea is serious, immediate, and requires a bold response. This is not the time to be constrained by conventions and ideology; it is the time to do whatever is needed to defuse nuclear tensions and protect the lives of those in the Kim regime's crosshairs."
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    Hospitals, patients can co-design flexible payment plans with AffordPlan
    Published: September 19, 2017
    Outlet: BW Businessworld (India)
    AffordPlan has been leveraging financial technology to make healthcare accessible and affordable for millions of Indians. It is accessible through the network hospitals and the online channels. Here are excerpts from an interview with MIT Sloan alum Tejbir Singh, CEO and co-founder of AffordPlan.
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    Solving the world's refugee crises through entrepreneurism
    Published: September 19, 2017
    Outlet: Newton Daily News (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Charles Kane and Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network, write: "Almost every day a new innovative technology to reach consumers appears on the global market. That same innovation can be applied to the refugee crises across the four stages of their journey: At home as the crisis is unfolding; on the move to a known or unknown destination; during transition at a temporary camp; and finally during re-settlement: either back home or in a country."
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    Google's data hoarding is like homeopathy. It doesn't work––study
    Published: September 19, 2017
    Outlet: The Register (UK)
    In a paper published Monday through the National Bureau of Economic Research, Lesley Chiou, an associate professor at Occidental College, and Catherine Tucker, a professor at MIT Sloan, argue that retaining search log data doesn't do much for search quality.
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    Business Book of the Year 2017––the shortlist
    Published: September 19, 2017
    Outlet: Financial Times
    Andrew Lo's ADAPTIVE MARKETS, a critique of the efficient markets hypothesis, is a finalist in this year's Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year.
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    Season 5, Episode 25: Future of Appalachia
    Published: September 18, 2017
    Outlet: VICE News (Video) (Subscription Required)
    VICE's Isobel Yeung goes to the heart of coal country to see what it will take to save Appalachia. The episode features interviews with MIT Sloan's Erik Brynjolfsson who discusses the future of the coal industry and how the region can reinvent itself (19:49).
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    The Washington Post
    Published: September 15, 2017
    Outlet: The Washington Post
    Even during its earliest days in the 1930s, Lego faced intense challenges, according to David C. Robertson, the author of BRICK BY BRICK, a 2013 history of Lego and a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan.
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    Austin official is reprimanded for avoiding meetings with women
    Published: September 15, 2017
    Outlet: The New York Times
    MIT Prof. Thomas Kochan, co-director of the MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research, said women could assert a legal claim of discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 if a supervisor acted “in ways that adversely affect her advancement opportunities, promotion opportunities, learning opportunities and so on,” or if they were “systematically excluded from important meetings and opportunities to do their job effectively, and to learn about how to do their job better.”
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    A biotech company focused on inherited diseases just raised $135 million from a bunch of Wall Street firms
    Published: September 13, 2017
    Outlet: Business Insider
    "Modern drug discovery requires modern business infrastructure," MIT Prof. Andrew Lo said in a news release. "Despite the terrific scientific innovations we've seen in biomedicine, there's been much less innovation on the corporate side. BridgeBio employs a novel structure that combines portfolio diversification with asset-level focus to sustainably develop drugs for genetic disease."
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    Xconomy Award Finalists in the eye of the national drug price debate
    Published: September 13, 2017
    Outlet: Xconomy
    Unlike our first two finalists, Andrew Lo‘s mind isn't always on healthcare. The MIT Sloan professor (a finalist in the Big Idea category) is fascinated by financial innovation of all kinds, as well as the human perception—and misperception—of risk.
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    Will human workers be replaced by robots?
    Published: September 13, 2017
    Outlet: NPR's KJZZ (Audio)
    When the economic discussion turns to artificial intelligence, robots and jobs, fear of the effect on humans is usually the first emotion to emerge. Thomas Kochan isn't quite so pessimistic. He is co-director of MIT's Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research.
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    The value of good management
    Published: September 13, 2017
    Outlet: LSE Business Review (Opinion Piece)
    To what extent does the quality of management matter for a business to be successful? Ask Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Megha Patnaik, Itay Saporta-Eksten and John Van Reenen.
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    It's not about the low hanging fruit, it's about the ideas
    Published: September 13, 2017
    Outlet: Financial Times
    In 2012, Robert Gordon famously proposed that growth was stalling because most of the low hanging fruit of innovation had probably already been picked. This “dearth of new ideas” thesis still resonates. A new paper from Stanford's Nicholas Bloom, Charles Jones, Michael Web and MIT's John Van Reenen examines this particular aspect of the innovation quandary. They ask more simply: Are ideas getting harder to find?
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    House GOP plan will boost tax revenue and satisfy businesses
    Published: September 13, 2017
    Outlet: The Hill (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Robert Pozen writes: "Searching for revenue raisers to offset tax cuts, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) has recently suggested a limit on tax deductions by businesses of the interest they pay on bonds and loans. Such a limit, if set at 50 percent of a firm's net interest, is a sound proposal from both policy and budget perspectives."
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    Twenty-one student startups that completed the MIT delta v Program
    Published: September 12, 2017
    Outlet: BostInno
    Remember MIT delta v, the Cambridge-based summer program that aims at teaching students the basics of entrepreneurship? After a peek we were able to take in June, the longtime initiative of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship shared the names of the ventures that just completed the 2017 edition of the program. Here are the 21 student startups that recently presented at Demo Day.
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    As hackers become more destructive, security needs an all-hands approach
    Published: September 12, 2017
    Outlet: Healthcare IT News
    While healthcare organizations proved to be the most promising target for hackers in 2016, with 88 percent of attacks on the industry, this year has become more democratized, according to MIT's Stuart Madnick.
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    Why home care costs too much
    Published: September 12, 2017
    Outlet: The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Paul Osterman, author of WHO WILL CARE FOR US? LONG TERM CARE AND THE LONG-TERM WORKFORCE, writes: "In 2015 around 14 million Americans needed long-term care. That number is expected to hit 22 million by 2030. There's an urgent need to find ways of providing good long-term care at a lower cost..."
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    How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing business in 2017
    Published: September 10, 2017
    Outlet: Forbes
    The Boston Consulting Group and MIT Sloan Management Review published a study, "Reshaping Business With Artificial Intelligence," with many fascinating insights. The report, available online, is based on interviews with more than 3,000 business executives, managers, and analysts in 112 countries and 21 industries.
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    How to become a game-changing leader
    Published: September 8, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Douglas Ready and lan Mulally, former CEO of Ford Motor Co. and Boeing Commercial Airplanes, write: "In recent years, we have come to believe that it is increasingly important for business leaders to learn how to build companies that are simultaneously purpose-driven, performance-focused, and principles-led..."
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    La democracia de los datos: Cómo los venezolanos pueden enfrentar las mentiras del gobierno
    Published: September 8, 2017
    Outlet: Infobae América (Argentina) (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Alberto Cavallo writes: "Venezuela, alguna vez uno de los países más ricos de América Latina, parece estar en un subibaja al borde del colapso. Su economía se contrae. Faltan los alimentos. Su moneda —el bolívar— virtualmente no vale nada y la inflación parece fuera de control..."
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    PCAOB probes help companies raise capital
    Published: September 7, 2017
    Outlet: CFO
    Companies audited by PCAOB-inspected auditors “raise significantly more external capital following the disclosure of their auditors' PCAOB inspection report,” writes Nemit Shroff, the author of the study and an associate professor of accounting at MIT Sloan.
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    The Bloomberg Baystate Business Hour: Private equity + writing
    Published: September 7, 2017
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Audio)
    MIT Sloan Lecturer Miro Kazakoff discusses a new survey of the communication and writing skills of MBA candidates. (29:40)
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    What older Americans stand to lose if 'dreamers' are deported
    Published: September 6, 2017
    Outlet: The New York Times
    “It's going to have a real impact on consumers,” MIT Sloan Prof. Paul Osterman, author of a new book on long-term care workers, said of the DACA move. The health care field's reliance on immigrant labor makes it particularly vulnerable. According to census data Osterman analyzed, more than one-quarter of home health aides in 2015 were immigrants.
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    Why home care work doesn't make ends meet
    Published: September 6, 2017
    Outlet: The Huffington Post
    Leaders across sectors are failing to recognize that strengthening direct care jobs would improve care and reduce health care costs. The result? Workers can't make ends meet, and elders can't find paid caregivers. These are the arguments economist, writer and MIT Sloan Prof. Paul Osterman explores in his new book, WHO WILL CARE FOR US? LONG-TERM CARE AND THE LONG-TERM WORKFORCE.
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    Simon Johnson on lessons from the Asian Financial Crisis
    Published: September 5, 2017
    Outlet: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Pacific Exchanges (Podcast)
    In the fourth episode of its series on the Asian Financial Crisis, Pacific Exchanges Podcast talked with MIT Sloan Prof. Simon Johnson, a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and former Chief Economist of the IMF. Johnson has written numerous articles on both the Asian Financial Crisis and the global financial crisis.
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    Don't be surprised by the explosion near Houston. We've cut corners on chemical safety for years
    Published: September 5, 2017
    Outlet: Fortune (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Nicholas Ashford writes: "No one is expecting chemical production, manufacturing, and storage to magically transform into a completely safe process overnight. But government at all levels should hasten the adoption of common-sense, inherently safer rules to save lives, and to protect businesses and communities.”
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    MIT looks at how millennials communicate
    Published: September 5, 2017
    Outlet: The Boston Globe
    Miro Kazakoff, an MIT lecturer in managerial communications, surveyed 311 students (75%) of the incoming MBA class. Kara Blackburn, senior lecturer at MIT Sloan, coauthored the survey. Here are some highlights from the students, most of whom have experience in the corporate world...
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    What parts of the workforce might be safe from robots?
    Published: September 5, 2017
    Outlet: NPR (Audio)
    To kick off our series "Is My Job Safe?" NPR's Ari Shapiro asks Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, whether artificial intelligence is threatening our jobs.
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    A new social contract for work
    Published: September 1, 2017
    Outlet: Boston Review (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Thomas Kochan and Cornell's Lee Dyer make the argument for "a new social contract for work capable of meeting the expectations and obligations that workers, employers, and society in general hold for work and employment."
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    Shaping the future of work: Changing the American economy and employment system with Thomas Kochan
    Published: September 1, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review
    MIT Sloan Prof. Tom Kochan joins hosts Nick Ashburn and Sherryl Kuhlman to discuss his new book SHAPING THE FUTURE OF WORK: A HANDBOOK FOR ACTION AND A NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT and his comprehensive strategy for changing the course the American economy and employment system to build a more inclusive economy on Dollars and Change.
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    Robots won't steal all our jobs, if employers and workers adapt
    Published: August 31, 2017
    Outlet: PBS (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan Prof. Paul Osterman writes: "Over the next two decades, we need to prepare people to enter the large number of jobs that will be available due to the retirement of baby boomers..."
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    Guzmán: "Los argentinos quieren dejar la agricultura, pero ahí tienen ventaja"
    Published: August 30, 2017
    Outlet: El Cronista (Argentina)
    Investigador y profesor del Sloan School of Management del MIT, Jorge Guzmán busca entender el desarrollo de emprendimientos desde una perspectiva macroeconómica, regional y de estrategia corporativa.
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    The 2017 Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize
    Published: August 30, 2017
    Outlet: MIT Sloan Management Review
    This year's Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize goes to the summer 2016 MIT SMR article by Emilio J. Castilla, “Achieving Meritocracy in the Workplace.” MIT Sloan Prof. Castilla found that managers who believe their organization has formal mechanisms to ensure meritocracy are more likely to display the biases that such systems are designed to forestall.
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    Home health care: Shouldn't it be work worth doing?
    Published: August 29, 2017
    Outlet: The New York Times
    MIT Sloan's Paul Osterman calculates that if nothing is done to draw more workers into the field, there will be a shortage of at least 350,000 paid care providers by 2040.
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    MBA application: Six of the best US business schools for social impact
    Published: August 29, 2017
    Outlet: BusinessBecause
    Jason Jay, director of MIT Sloan's Sustainability Initiative says: “Every student who comes to MIT Sloan gets some exposure to thinking about the big social and environmental issues, 80% of them take at least one elective in sustainability, and more than 1/3 of MIT Sloan students take three or more electives in sustainability.”
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    You fix it: Can you stay within the world's carbon budget?
    Published: August 29, 2017
    Outlet: The New York Times
    This climate simulator lets you explore more than 8,100 climate scenarios, based on a model developed by Climate Interactive and MIT Sloan, including John Sterman, Ellie Johnston and Lori Siegel.
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    What are your insurance options in this market?
    Published: August 29, 2017
    Outlet: CNBC (Video)
    Investors would be wise to review prospects for diversification, hedging or insurance in today's markets, says Robert Merton, distinguished professor of Finance at MIT Sloan.
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    How the father of arbitrage pricing theory influenced Wall Street
    Published: August 29, 2017
    Outlet: Knowledge@Wharton (Podcast)
    This year's winner of the Wharton-Jacobs Levy Prize for Quantitative Financial Innovation, an award given to leading lights in the world of finance, is former Wharton and MIT Sloan Prof. Stephen Alan Ross. Many in the field consider him to be one of the most important thinkers in modern finance. In March, Ross died at 73, shortly after he was announced as the winner of the prize.
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    The future of work - August 28, 2017
    Published: August 28, 2017
    Outlet: Kansas State University's Perspective (Podcast)
    For decades, there has been a continual growth in the income gap between rich and poor. And that increasing gap has been accompanied by deep social and political divisions. Thomas Kochan, co-director of the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research, thinks the U.S. is paying a severe price for its failure to update policies, institutions and practices governing employment relations.
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    Stillwater native helping veterans survive battlefield wounds
    Published: August 28, 2017
    Outlet: Times Union
    Retired Staff Sgt. Kevin Flike, who was critically wounded while serving as a Green Beret in the war in Afghanistan, is helping soldiers and veterans survive their battlefield wounds by sharing his long survival journey. Flike holds an MBA from MIT Sloan.
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    The pioneering MBAs in the class of 2019
    Published: August 27, 2017
    Outlet: Poets & Quants
    "I chose MIT because of its commitment to innovation. As a product designer, I've always worked in creative teams. I wanted an MBA program that embraced analytical thinking along with design thinking – creativity is in MIT's DNA," says MIT Sloan MBA '19 Rosa Glenn.
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    What's the key to winning hearts and minds?
    Published: August 26, 2017
    Outlet: Psychology Today (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Jason Jay and Gabriel Grant, a doctoral candidate at Yale's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, write: "One overarching lesson we have learned from our research at MIT and Yale is that you can't change someone else's mind or their habits..."
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    The launch of the new space age
    Published: August 25, 2017
    Outlet: WGBH's Innovation Hub (Audio)
    It seems like space travel is finally moving away from being completely dominated by NASA and other government agencies. But what exactly does that mean, both for the future of space travel and the business of space? I-Hub producer Marc Sollinger went to MIT's New Space Age Conference to find out. He spoke with Barret Schlegelmilch [LGO, ‘18], one of the conference's student organizers (6:25).
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    From MIT Sloan to the Chicago Cubs
    Published: August 24, 2017
    Outlet: Poets & Quants for Undergrads
    Austin Filiere's six-year deal and $144,000 signing bonus have brought him closer than ever to fulfilling his dream of having a full-time professional baseball playing career, but in the meantime he's set to achieve his other dream this fall by graduating, ahead of schedule, from MIT Sloan with a bachelor's degree in business analytics.
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    Ed Roberts, "Startup Prof," Ep. 22
    Published: August 24, 2017
    Outlet: Angel Invest Boston (Audio)
    MIT Sloan's Ed Roberts started the scholarly study of startups. Learn from this brilliant academic pioneer and seasoned investor about the keys to success in founding a tech company.
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    Savvy Westerners lured East for their MBAs
    Published: August 24, 2017
    Outlet: Nikkei Asian Review (Japan)
    Asia School of Business (ASB) has a collaboration with MIT Sloan. The 20-month MBA course at ASB incorporates an "action learning" program that sends teams of students on a series of in-house "consultancies" to partner companies, both in Malaysia or abroad, to work on specific business problems and strategies.
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    Here’s how Republicans and Democrats can come together to fix health care
    Published: August 23, 2017
    Outlet: MarketWatch (Opinion Piece)
    MIT Sloan's Robert Pozen writes: "Congress should adopt narrower amendments to the Affordable Care Act, which would stabilize the health-care insurance system and constrain the premium increases for patients. Here’s my evaluation of the six health-care proposals by the House coalition, followed by five more proposals in the same reformist spirit, and my recommendations..."
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    The Bloomberg Baystate Business Hour: Economists and authors
    Published: August 23, 2017
    Outlet: Bloomberg (Audio)
    MIT Sloan's Thomas Kochan discusses his new book, SHAPING THE FUTURE OF WORK, and his research on employers, minimum wage, the Market Basket employee standoff and the future of unions. (11:40)
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    Conoce la plataforma "Jump", ideal para emprendedores
    Published: August 23, 2017
    Outlet: Emol TV (Chile) (Video)
    El software es gratis y de fácil acceso para quienes estén comenzando un negocio, o con ganas de emprender. El profesor del MIT, Juan Pablo Vielma, nos entrega los beneficios de esta plataforma.
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