MIT Sloan

‘Rubber Tyre Trams Can Replace Buses’

Bharat Salhotra graduated from MIT’s Sloan School of Management in 2004 after his MBA at IIM-A. Salhotra, MD, Alstom Transport India, speaks on …

Management

SproutsIO aims to power a “Personal Produce” movement

MIT Media Lab alumna Jennifer Broutin Farah SM ’13, CEO and co-founder of SproutsIO, has spent nearly a decade innovating in urban farming, designing …

Gardening

Head of Infosys’ $500-mn startup fund Yusuf Bashir resigns

Yusuf Bashir, who was leading the $500-million startup fund of software services major Infosys for a little over two years, has put in his papers, a …

Venture Capital

Politics Drive Foxconn's U.S. Manufacturing Aspirations

Foxconn Technology Group’s plan to invest $7 billion in U.S. manufacturing has touched off a scramble among three heartland states. At stake are not …

United States

Three Ways Businesses Use Artificial Intelligence

Cross-functional applications are where robots shine.<p><i>On May 23, 2017, the MIT Sloan School of Management hosted the 14th annual CIO Symposium: “The</i> …

Management

Bitcoin study reveals how early adopters influence our decisions

Do early adopters matter? The people who chomp at the bit to get their hands on new technologies are often credited with ensuring their spread to the …

Management

Lyft's about to seriously change the race for self-driving cars

It's chasing Uber.<p>The urban dream of a shared fleet of self-driving cars summoned by an app is inching closer to a reality. Uber, of course, has already been testing autonomous vehicles in Pennsylvania and Arizona. But on Thursday, its chief competitor, Lyft, revealed more of its road map for how …

Uber

DCS latest

DCS latest<p>Latest<p>For more than 250 years the fundamental drivers of economic growth have been technological innovations. The most important of these are what economists call general-purpose technologies — a category that includes the steam engine, electricity, and the internal combustion engine. …

Machine Learning

Noël Barrot takes his place in the French government

MIT Sloan professor elected to French government<p>Jean-Noël Barrot will take a leave of absence to serve in the French National Assembly.<p>By Rebecca …

MIT

Watson chief architect: AI not taking jobs just yet

Despite all the talk, “what it can do is very small.”<p>By Rebecca Linke | July 17, 2017<p>For all its hype, IBM Watson's chief architect says that …

Artificial Intelligence

The Impact of Machine Learning on Work Is Bigger Than You Think

A new phase of technology-enhanced work is upon us.<p><i>On May 23, 2017, the MIT Sloan School of Management hosted the 14th annual CIO Symposium: “The CIO</i> …

Machine Learning

Millennials don't save for enough retirement — but Congress can help

“Young people are not saving enough.”<p>“They will have to double their savings to retire at a reasonable age.”<p>These quotes represent the conventional …

Retirement

MBA Deans Share The Hardest Classes They Ever Took

Bad teachers are great preparation for the work world. Some will devise arbitrary rules and apply them inconsistently. Others will disparage and …

MBA

MIT provides insights into its bitcoin experiment

In 2014, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced plans to create a cryptocurrency ecosystem. As part of this plan, the university …

Software Development

Filling the Heart

<b>By Lila Shukha Dasi</b><p>We begin life with large, empty hearts and along our journeys it is those people who sincerely help us, who fill us—little by …

Hare Krishnas

26 Simple Ways to Shape Up This Summer

Your summer shape-up guide<p>What’s not to love about summer? We get outdoor workouts, BBQs, frozen cocktails, and well-deserved time away from the …

Health

Bitcoin study: Period of exclusivity encourages early adopters

Giving early adopters the first access to new technologies can help diffuse those technologies among the masses. A notable example is Google’s …

MIT

Five new business insights from MIT Sloan Management Review

Why you should use consumer-to-consumer marketing campaigns, how the platform economy will affect the future, and more from the magazine.<p>By Rebecca …

MIT

Internet of Things online short course

<b>YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:</b><p>6 weeks, excluding orientation<p>Weekly modules, flexible learning<p>A <b>roadmap for the real-world applicatio</b><b>n of IoT technologies</b> in …

Internet of Things

Rent a room and help around the house? Nesterly offers alternative to pricey digs.

Startup will support affordable housing for an aging population.<p>By Kathryn M. O’Neill | July 11, 2017<p>Nesterly’s home-sharing model will launch later …

Housing

Sponsor’s Content | Marketers: Get Your Data House in Order

Marketers must deal with increasing quantities of data, find the right balance between data-driven and storytelling approaches, and choose the right …

Management

Improvisation is an Important Business Tool for Leaders

At first blush, improv may not seem like an obvious leadership tool. Business often works best when knowledgeable leaders follow a script for getting …

Leadership

Redfin IPO: The Modern Way To A Home

Real-estate brokerage Redfin has filed with the SEC for its upcoming IPO.<p>The company has recently become the #1 visited brokerage site in the US.<p>The …

Business

Passive Investing Might Not Be Great for Growth

There's disturbing evidence that index and exchange-traded funds reduce competition. That's bad news for the economy.<p>When United Airlines called security to drag passenger David Dao off of his flight back in April, some observers cheered the airline’s falling stock price, expressing the hope that …

Finance

Proximity boosts collaboration on MIT campus

Want to boost collaboration among researchers? Even in an age of easy virtual communication, physical proximity increases collaborative activity …

MIT

Shira Springer: Title IX is 45 years old, but now what?

It’s anniversary time for Title IX. The landmark legislation, best known for increasing sports opportunities for women, recently turned 45. Every …

Women's Basketball

The Private Equity Firm That Quietly Profits on Top-Selling Drugs

Cashing in on rising drug prices often unleashes an outcry from consumers and politicians.<p>But a little-known private equity investor, Royalty Pharma, has built an unusual investment portfolio valued at $15 billion — it buys up the rights to royalties on future drug sales — while largely avoiding …

Pharma

Bridging the gap: How organisations move from strategy formulation to implementation

June 29, 2017<p>Global<p>Corporate leaders recognise that transforming a strategic vision into reality is crucial to success.<p>Most companies, however, find …

Management

See Average Debt, Starting Salaries for MBA Grads at Top B-Schools

Graduate school may be expensive, but an MBA can lead to a lucrative career in a high-demand field.<p>Tuition and fees at a top-20 b-school runs from …

Education

The Computers in Control

‘The future is already here—it’s just not very evenly distributed.” The aphorism coined by novelist William Gibson explains why 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 …

Opinion