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How family businesses succeed in an era of rapid change

A constantly changing and disruptive environment creates unique threats for family businesses. Here are four ways owners can stay on their toes.

Apr 2, 2019
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Quant pioneer James Simons on math, money, and giving back

He excelled in mathematics at MIT, then set his sights on Wall Street. How Jim Simons made billions, and what he’s doing with it.

Mar 29, 2019
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The unintended consequences of automated vehicles

Prize-winning research from MIT Sloan warns some locales may be heading for a ‘public transit death spiral’ with the advent of automated vehicles.

Mar 28, 2019
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How much are search engines worth to you?

Apparently, about $17,000.

Mar 26, 2019
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ThirdLove finds its voice in disruption

A proprietary fit algorithm helped, but ThirdLove's success is really about making life easier for its customers.

Mar 21, 2019
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In search of a digitally savvy board of directors

Having three or more “digitally savvy” board members can help your company's growth skyrocket.

Mar 21, 2019
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Kate Bergeron
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6 career hacks from Apple VP Kate Bergeron

This 17-year Apple veteran reflects on good bosses, great teams, and saying ‘yes’ even when you’re not ready.

Mar 14, 2019
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MIT Sloan No. 1 for MBA specialties

And climbed into the top three spots for graduate business schools.

Mar 12, 2019
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Emotion AI, explained

New technologies are recognizing and learning human emotions, and using that knowledge to improve everything from marketing campaigns to health care.

Mar 8, 2019
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Beat the competition by solving core problems

How Amazon and others have mastered the art of inversion.

Mar 8, 2019
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