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Memorial Day Special: JFK's Centennial; A Nation of Spectators; The Alternate Realities in America; John Waters Says 'Make Trouble'

For Memorial Day, hear a few of our past favorites, including:<p>Happy birthday, Mr. President! <b>Douglas Brinkley</b>, history professor at Rice University and CNN Presidential Historian, and <b>Stephen Kennedy Smith</b>, lecturer at the Sloan School of Management, fellow at the Connection Science Group at MIT, …

History

Bitcoin is Soaring; Should You Buy?

The price of the digital currency bitcoin swung wildly this week, hitting record highs and then plunging dramatically, day after day. It jumped to a …

Finance

Blockchain, explained

An MIT expert on why distributed ledgers and cryptocurrencies have the potential to affect every industry.<p>By Zach Church | May 25, 2017<p><b>Why it …

Bitcoin

How to mitigate the risks of venture capital

Getting into angel investment can be scary. You could lose everything – even if you do it right. So how do you best mitigate the risk?<p>Angels had …

Venture Capital

Bank of Canada won't use blockchain for intrabank payments - Article

The Bank of Canada said on Thursday that its experiment with blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, showed it is currently not compatible with …

Bitcoin

Capgemini and MIT report shows that the human element is more important than ever before - Media Releases - CSO | The Resource for Data Security Executives

The new report, ‘From UX to CX: Rethinking the Digital User Experience as a Collaborative Exchange’, is part of a six-year collaboration between …

Customer Experience

Toyota Research’s Gill Pratt is speaking at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics at MIT July 17

TechCrunch’s first ever robotics event is fast approaching, and we’re putting the final touches on an amazing programming line-up, which includes MIT’s Daniela Rus, Disney’s Martin Buehler, Amazon’s Tye Brady, ABB’s Sami Atiya, iRobot’s Colin Angle, SRI’s Manish Kothari and many more. Look for the …

Robots

Why you should pay your employees as much as you can

No matter what industry you're in, the bottom line of most businesses is the same: to maximize profits at all costs.<p>Every successful leader and …

Sherlock Holmes

Create a Finance Committee at Every Public Company

Almost all boards of U.S. public companies now have three committees that meet immediately before every board meeting and report to the full board — …

Governance

CEEPR Site

About CEEPR<p>Since 1977, the <b>Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research</b> (CEEPR) has been a focal point for research on energy and environmental …

MIT

Can Social Media Improve My Running Motivation?

Many runners can attest to the power of a running group in boosting performance and motivation. From beginner runners to elite marathoners, the peer …

Social Media Marketing

Wits to host MIT start-up course

Professor Barry Dwolatzky, Joburg Centre for Software Engineering director.<p>Applications are open for the MIT Global Start-up Labs Programme, to be …

Management

Combining China climate policy and vehicle emissions standards could pack a one-two punch

A recent study estimates that about 1.6 million people in China die each year—roughly 4,000 a day—from heart, lung, and stroke disorders due to poor …

Climate

Why you should back away slowly from health care news stories relying on case studies

When science journalist Dave Mosher tries to explain the risks of giving medical case studies a lot of attention, he turns to …

Research

How Noncompete Clauses Keep Workers Locked In

Keith Bollinger’s paycheck as a factory manager had shriveled after the 2008 financial crisis, but then he got a chance to pull himself out of recession’s hole. A rival textile company offered him a better job — and a big raise.<p>When he said yes, it set off a three-year legal battle that concluded …

Business

Signing Away the Right to Get a New Job

Keith Bollinger’s paycheck as a factory manager had shriveled after the 2008 financial crisis, but then he got a chance to pull himself out of recession’s hole. A rival textile company offered him a better job — and a big raise.<p>When he said yes, it set off a three-year legal battle that concluded …

Business

Post-Interview Waiting: The Real Reasons Why Employers Take So Long to Respond

Job seekers always seem to assume that the process works perfectly and smoothly on the employer’s side. But, speaking as someone who has been on the …

Business

Public Lecture & Fireside Chat - Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought - Finance Track

<b>Andrew Lo</b><br>MIT Sloan School of Management<br>Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor of Finance<p>Andrew W. Lo is the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris …

Management

Letters: Letters to the editor

LettersLetters to the editor<p>On bonds, birds, central banks, split infinitives, and more<p>print-edition iconPrint edition | Letters<p>May 11th 2017<p>The …

Economics

Give your kids and grandchildren this financial quiz

<b>I have been trying to help our adult grandchildren with financial subjects so that they will be better prepared when it comes to investing for retirement. I often send them financial-educational articles, trying to instill in them the belief that those who save and invest when young really do</b> …

Financial Planning

How Amazon Web Services Changed The Way VCs Fund Startups

Shutterstock<p>As cloud technologies allow startups to build companies faster and cheaper than ever before, venture capitalists are rethinking who and how many companies they finance, according to recent research.<p>Enter the era of “spray and pray,” where venture firms over the last decade have seeded …

Venture Capital

In Kenya, Phones Replace Bank Tellers

Pauline Kimari is a pharmacist in Ndaragwa, Kenya, a small town several hours’ drive north of Nairobi. She moved there from rural Muranga, several hours away, to open a small shop, Ndaragwa Joy Chemist. It is white with blue and green doors and a blue bench inside. She sells medicine and …

Banking

Security Surprises Arising from the Internet of Things (IoT)

My brother can’t function in the morning until he has a cup of coffee. So I use his daily routine as an example.<p>Picture my brother stumbling down to the kitchen one morning only to find his internet-enabled coffee maker won’t work. There’s a message on his iPhone: “We have taken control of your …

Internet of Things

How to use algorithms to solve everyday problems

Faster grocery trips. Better Facebook posts. Ali Almossawi on algorithmic thinking for daily life.<p>By Kara Baskin | May 8, 2017<p>Taking a nod from …

Computer Science

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden visits MIT

His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden visited MIT on Friday as part of a “Royal Technology Mission” for his country, attending presentations …

MIT

How to Transform Business Using Technology

Everywhere you turn, businesses are reinventing themselves around new apps, new digital processes and new ways of reaching customers with …

Innovation

MIT Scientists Say Doing This Will Make You Work Out More

Continually pushing yourself to be faster, stronger, and better during your workouts isn't always easy. Sometimes just getting to the gym or a …

Fitness

Retired Fed regulator defends stress tests, warns against Dodd-Frank repeal

Daniel Tarullo points to bank growth as evidence post-crisis reforms haven’t “hamstrung the whole economy.”<p>By Amy MacMillan Bankson | April 28, …

MIT

How a focus on mission and brand drove ratings growth at ESPN

Former president George Bodenheimer on the company’s evolution.<p>By Amy MacMillan Bankson | May 4, 2017<p>George Bodenheimer<p>The year was 2002 and ESPN’s …

MIT

Obama's Legacy: A Retirement Rule That Is Tough to Kill

Opponents of a landmark retirement-savings regulation cheered President Donald Trump’s election as their chance to kill the rule, or at the very least defang it. But three months into the new administration, it is proving tough to quash.<p>It’s not for lack of trying. Shortly after his inauguration, …

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