Author: Joseph De Wolk

Joseph De Wolk

Joseph De Wolk is a member of the MIT Sloan MBA Class of 2018 and co-founder of the MIT Sloan Emerging Technology & Government Club. Joseph a small business owner and Obama 2008 campaign alumni. Follow Joseph at @josdewolk.


My new job at the MIT Media Lab: Where journalism meets AI

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This semester I am very excited to start working in the MIT Media Lab, which has long been on of the most interesting places in the world.
I’ll be working in the Lab’s Social Machines group. Last week the Lab published a short video that … Read more 

Can entrepreneurship be taught?

Can entrepreneurship be taught? Honestly, I don’t think so. But what the hell do I know?
This week I am taking “Nuts & Bolts of New Ventures,” MIT’s signature entrepreneurship seminar, with students from MIT Sloan and all over MIT.
As I drift in and out of MIT’s many, many … Read more 

Reading for today: Founder Worship and the Enduring Great Man Myth

“The idea that particular individuals drive history has long been discredited. Yet it persists in the tech industry, obscuring some of the fundamental factors in innovation.”
— MIT Technology Review, “Tech’s Enduring Great Man Myth”

Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Tony Stark. These are not men. They … Read more 

Inside an MIT Sloan core team

Our lives as students here at MIT are deeply, inextricably linked to the 5 or 6 other people that make up our core teams. Core teams are a fascinating and central part of the MIT MBA experience. Every core team is a very interesting combination of backgrounds and skills.
In this post, I want … Read more 

On my second day at MIT Sloan, I sorted the trash.

Tuesday, August 23: Day Two here at MIT Sloan. Activity: sorting trash.
It’s Day Two for us incoming MBAs here at MIT Sloan, and what are we doing? We’re sorting the trash.
Just like we all expected. 🙂
At 9 am this morning, about 15 of us incoming students found ourselves in a loading dock sorting MIT’s … Read more