MIT Sloan

Swapping coal for wood is bad for the climate, and the EU is falling for it

Not Truly Renewable<p>On January 17, lawmakers in the European Parliament voted in favor of strengthening the European Union’s renewable energy goals. …

Climate

Where are they now: Catch up with 19 of MIT’s smartest startups

Wearable thermostats, recycling revenue, and “robo-furniture.”<p>By Meredith Somers | January 18, 2018<p>Clockwise from top left: Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola; …

MIT

Donald Rosenfield, a longtime leader of MIT Leaders for Global Operations, dies at 70

Donald Rosenfield, the longtime director of MIT’s Leaders for Global Operations program and a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management, died …

MBA

This Neuroscientist Brings ‘Research to the Runway’ With STEM-Inspired Fashion

Yuly Fuentes-Medel hopes to communicate the value of science across disciplines, cultures, and peoples.<p>Neuroscientist Yuly Fuentes-Medel has chased a lifetime of “aha moments” to become the “hybrid thinker” she is today. As the founder of Descience, an organization that enables collaboration …

Medical School

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

Time Management

Europe’s Green Energy Burning Is Worse Than Coal

By Paul Homewood Meanwhile, yet another study finds that burning wood pellets for electricity is worse than coal, as far as CO2 is concerned: <i>In the</i> …

Energy

Modern gurukul: Why management schools need an upgrade

Outdated curricula and mediocre B-schools have made the MBA degree less coveted than before. Only those that invest in prepping millennials for a …

Indra Nooyi

MIT's Sloan School of Management and Media Lab Announce Gensler Joint Appointment

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Media Lab today announce the joint appointment of Gary Gensler as Senior Advisor to the Director of the Media Lab and Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management.<p>Gensler, former Chair of the …

MBA

The Best Planners for 2018, According to Productivity and Stationery Experts

There are plenty of apps and gadgets that claim to jump-start your productivity, but if you’re really looking to buckle down and make the most of …

Psychology

Time to rethink the US budget process. Here's one idea.

A data-driven funding system for government programs could help.<p>By Rebecca Linke | January 12, 2018<p>Why It Matters<p>Almost every year Congress uses …

Government

Walmart Touts The Good News, Smothers The Bad News

Walmart had some good news to share yesterday, and it did so with a flourish in an early morning press release. Thanks to the recently passed, …

Advertising Industry

Forget the tax cut, Walmart's pay hikes help the bottom line

Walmart announced Thursday that it would be raising the starting wages of full-time employees to $11 per hour starting next month, citing the tax …

Business

Walmart said it’s giving its employees a raise. And then it closed 63 stores.

Walmart, the largest U.S. private employer with more than 1 million workers, said Thursday it plans to raise starting wages from $9 to $11 an hour and hand out employee bonuses ranging from $200 to $1,000, becoming the latest company to give a least some of the credit for new worker benefits to the …

Business

Here's how crazy the cryptocurrency market is

At first, Fantasy Market seemed like a dream come true for cryptocurrency investors. Now, the digital money that consumers could use to pay to stream …

Bitcoin

Big Data and Social Analytics online short course

<b>YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:</b><p>8 weeks, excluding orientation<p>Weekly modules, flexible learning<p>An understanding of <b>the kind of data you are dealing with</b> in your …

Big Data

Commentary: Public Companies Are About to Be Flooded With Cash. How Will They Spend It?

U.S. companies will soon experience a tsunami of free cash flow. Because of the new Trump-GOP tax plan—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—we estimate American …

Finance

Do car dealerships discriminate against some races?

One way to get a better loan on the car you’re buying? Being white.<p>Car dealerships discriminate against nonwhite buyers, according to a new report …

Business

8 new business insights from MIT Sloan Management Review

How to survive in an increasingly digital world, and more from the magazine.<p>By Meredith Somers | January 10, 2018<p>Why It Matters<p>A new year is a clean …

MIT

The 2018 Data Is In & The M7 Schools Remain Magnificent

Three years ago, only two of the seven schools in the M7 had 40% or greater female enrollment. Now all seven do<p>Way back in the misty recesses of …

MBA

Combining IoT and Blockchain Toward New Levels of Trust - MIT Technology Review

Whether an organization is addressing a system view of IoT (connected things, gateways, network services, and cloud services or a business view …

Bitcoin

What's The Value Where ESG Meets Emerging Markets?

Liz Su is a member of the Emerging Markets Portfolio Construction team. She joined Boston Common Asset Management (BCAM) in 2014, bringing investment experience spanning Emerging Markets (EM) equities, Global Developed Markets and quantitative research.<p>Most recently, Su served as a portfolio …

Entrepreneurship

Innovation, meet organization

Long before John Van Reenen became a professor at MIT, he was studying MIT topics in an MIT style.“Technology has always been one of the motivations …

MIT

Could apps help ease traffic congestion or will only rush-hour tolls work?

<i>FILE: Traffic on the northbound and southbound lanes of the 110 Harbor Freeway starts to stack up during rush-hour traffic on Feb. 5, 2013 in Los</i> …

Transportation

Barack Obama to speak at MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

The former president will “discuss his time in office and the next chapter in his life.”<p>By Zach Church | January 8, 2018<p>Then-president Barack Obama …

Barack Obama

Obama to speak at MIT sports analytics conference in Boston

Former president Barack Obama will be in Boston next month to speak at a sports analytics conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of …

Barack Obama

China could soon leapfrog US in innovation

Illustration: Peter C. Espina/GT<p>China has achieved much since 1978, when its reform and opening-up began. In terms of headline economic progress, the …

News (China)

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>Why It …

Bitcoin

Watch for these sports analytics developments in 2018

Integrated data sources, an emphasis on communication, and new fan experiences.<p>By Brian Eastwood | December 28, 2017<p>Why It Matters<p>For 15 years, …

MIT

How The Physical Environment Impacts Employee Experience | Jacob Morgan

There are three key environments that make up the employee experience: technology, culture, and the physical space. I explore all three in my latest …

The Workplace

It's No Guessing Game: Why You Need to Scale Predictably to Grow Your Business

Learn how you can best position your company scale.<p>How do early-stage companies position themselves for growth? Before scaling, founders think about the following five things according to Donna Levin, social entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Care.com. Care.com is the world's leading online site for …

Startups