MIT Sloan

How Companies Like United, Wells Fargo Can Regain Customers Trust

There's promised "trust" and then there's genuine "trustworthiness." And the only sure way of getting to that trustworthiness stage is to make …

Customer Experience

Science Says Doing This Makes You Exercise Even Harder

No one likes an oversharer when it comes to chronicling gym time and workout sessions. But it turns out that selectively sharing and comparing …

Exercise

Supercharge healthcare with artificial intelligence

Pattern-recognition algorithms can transform horses into zebras; winter scenes can become summer; artificial intelligence algorithms can generate …

Artificial Intelligence

Those Annoying Fitness Posts on Instagram Might Actually Be Good for You

Unless you play team sports, working out is a usually a solo activity. You might browse #fitspo posts on Instagram, but at the end of the day, it’s …

Fitness

VentureSouq and StartAD Host Angel Rising 2017 To Raise Investor Awareness

With study after study pointing to the importance of a well-developed seed and early-stage financial support for MENA entrepreneurs, the absence of a mature angel investor class in the region’s ecosystem is often raised as an issue. In order to develop “a broad, sophisticated class of investors,” …

Venture Capital

Sharing Workout Results With Friends Could Make You Work Out Harder, Study Finds

No matter how I'm working out — whether I'm spinning to hit the top spot on the Torq Board or "racing" another jogger through Prospect Park — I'm notorious for getting competitive. (Apologies to anyone who's ever worked out with me!) But, as annoying as it may be for my fellow athletes, a new study …

Exercise

Turns out exercise is contagious

With five years of fitness data, MIT Sloan researchers show you run more when your friends run more.<p>April 18, 2017<p>“Knowing the running behaviors of …

Exercise Is 'Contagious' On Social Networks

While it’s easy to focus on the negative psychological impacts of social media (I seem to revel in it) there’s no denying its huge potential for …

Exercise

Running Success Can Be Contagious, Says New Study

Can your friends affect how many miles you cover—or the pace you set—each time you head out for a run? The answer seems to be yes, according to a new …

Psychology

Running May Be Socially Contagious

Can our workouts be shaped by what our friends do?<p>That question is at the heart of an important new study of exercise behavior, one of the first to use so-called big data culled from a large-scale, global social network of workout routines.<p>The researchers focused on running, because so many of the …

Psychology

Social networks push runners to run further and faster than their friends

Online data sharing through wearable devices motivates people to do more exercise.<p>In his 1959 short story <i>The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner</i>, …

Psychology

Running might be kind of contagious

Are you working out today because your friend went jogging yesterday?<p>If you’re a runner (or you’ve ever tried to get into running) have you ever thought back on why you joined the sport in the first place? If you did it because your friends were already into it, you aren’t alone. A new study in</i> …

Psychology

The Most Pressing Issues for Platform Providers in the Sharing Economy

Platform providers Rover.com, OpenBay, and Agora discussed “chicken-and-egg” and other challenges they face at a recent Digital Initiative event at …

Innovation

What Fred Wilson learned from Flatiron Partners’ failure

Be a cheerleader for entrepreneurs, and other dot-com bubble lessons from the prominent investor.<p>By Amy MacMillan Bankson | April 14, 2017<p>Fred …

Venture Capital

What banks didn’t learn from the Libor scandal

Author of “The Spider Network” on interviewing the scandal’s mastermind, and how little has changed.<p>By Liz Karagianis | April 14, 2017<p>David …

Banking

Policymakers 'flying blind' into the future of work

Will a robot take away my job? Many people ask that question, yet policymakers don't have the kind of information they need to answer it …

Quantum Mechanics

The Tesla Model 3 Will Need to Improve its Charge Time, Fast

Tesla wants the upcoming Model 3 to be the first electric car for everyone, but to do so, it’ll need a seriously amount of infrastructure in place. …

Electric Vehicles

Tell your boss the hard truth, especially if your boss is the president

Lt. Gen. Robert Van Antwerp on what he told George W. Bush about levees.<p>By Amy MacMillan Bankson | April 12, 2017<p>Retired Lt. Gen. Robert “Van” Van …

MIT

Becoming a Recognized Expert with @dorieclark

The Secret to Becoming an Expert<p><b>Dorie Clark is a recognized branding expert, marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent</b> …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

MIT New Space Age Conference to explore the emerging space economy

Conference will feature speakers from Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin, NASA, and Boeing<p><b>Cambridge, Mass., March 1, 2017</b> – The space race is on – but it’s …

Space Travel

A toolset for getting stuck conversations back on track

MIT Sloan’s Jason Jay explains how to rethink and reboot the conversations holding you back.<p>By Kara Baskin | April 10, 2017<p>“Understand what the other …

MIT

Tech Could Soon Take Over All of the Sports You Watch

The sports industry is engaged in a grand digital experiment with technology platforms. The latest test was announced last week, when the National …

Amazon

| MIT Sloan School of Management

The next and final stop on our Sloan Southeast Asia Study Tour was Vietnam (see my first 2 posts here and here). We visited Ho Chi Minh city (or …

MIT

Grounded in geology

Let’s say country X is sitting on an abundance of oil reserves. If its institutions are strong and stable — think Norway — then society will benefit. …

Petroleum

How Ayush Agarwal picks startups

“If a pitch doesn’t make you feel greedy, something is wrong.”<p>By Kathryn M. O’Neill | April 6, 2017<p>Ayush Agarwal<p>Ayush Agarwal has a long history of …

Venture Capital

Fighting online extremists with machine learning

Using networks and artificial intelligence to pre-emptively identify and shut down ISIS on Twitter.<p>By Dylan Walsh | April 6, 2017<p>Fighters from the …

Machine Learning

How Much Are Industries Paying MBA Graduates? A School-By-School Look

How much are you worth?<p>That depends on what you studied…and where you went to school.<p>It’s no secret. Some MBA degrees get stamped with a higher …

MBA

MBAs vs hackers: leaders of the future learn to fight cyber crime

When Nuno Sebastião enrolled on the London Business School MBA programme, he looked beyond the traditional careers of consultancy and investment …

Cybersecurity

Meet the Technology Entrepreneur Disrupting How and Why Companies Use Virtual Workers

Instead of hiring an in-person staff of 100, going virtual may exponentially reduce your costs.<p>We live in an economy that continues to struggle due to shipping jobs overseas. Whether it be manual labor in another country or outsourcing virtual work to those living abroad, shipping work overseas …

Business

How President Trump Can Actually Pass Corporate Tax Reform

While the Congressional efforts to reform America’s health care system fell apart last month, the Trump Administration can learn important lessons …

Taxes