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10 best business schools for aspiring entrepreneurs

Getty Images<p>Slide 1 of 12<p>Want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates... minus the whole dropping out of school thing? Then you might want to consider enrolling in one of these M.B.A. programs.<p>Harvard University, where Zuckerberg and Gates both studied, tied for first place with the University …

College & University

How Should You Pay for Financial Advice?

From robo advisers to full-service professionals, investors have more choices than ever in getting, and paying for, financial advice<p>Deciding what kind of financial advice to pay for, and which fee structure is right for you, can be daunting. The advice market is evolving rapidly, and investors …

Personal Finance

Business Schools Are Rebooting For The Digital Age With Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Courses

In an upbeat office building by San Francisco’s Marina, a throng of Stanford University graduates is reinventing banking. SoFi, the online lender, …

MBA

EDTECH: Virtual Reality Is Transforming Online Learning

Business schools are rebooting for the Digital Age. But the content isn’t the only thing getting a digital refresh.<p>The delivery model of business …

Learning

Cisco chief’s lessons in persistence

John Chambers on enduring highs and lows, the imperative of digitization, and why Flip cameras didn’t work out.<p>By Kara Baskin | March 20, 2017<p>Former …

MIT

30 March 2017 #Disummit Brussels - Overview Executive Classes

During this year's summit you will hear stories on how data is used to build a better world.<p>On March 30th we have invited an impressive lineup of top speakers and prepared in depth training classes for managers and data scientists.<p>We are also offering you 5 exclusive C-Level workshops:<p>29 March …

Big Data

The Start-Up Nation’s lessons for international entrepreneurs

As it happens to so many, approaching the Western Wall provides visitors with a sense of perspective and understanding of Israel that will stay with …

Israel

Wharton Ties with Harvard as Best Business School

Move over, Harvard. University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School jumped three spots from last year to tie with Harvard Business School as the Best …

MBA

A New Age Of Digital Transformation

"Even if technology froze today, we have more possible ways to configure the different applications, machines, tasks, and distribution channels to …

Innovation

MIT graduate programs earn top marks from US News

<i>U.S. News and World Report</i> has again placed MIT’s graduate program in engineering at the top of its annual rankings, continuing a trend that began in …

College & University

Fed up? Call Congress. Fifty Nifty will help.

A new MIT project makes it easier to call your representatives, and to have your say.<p>By Zach Church | March 13, 2017<p>A map on the Fifty Nifty website …

MIT

MIT’s Athanasios Says ECB Monetary Policy Is ‘Too Tight’

MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Athanasios Orphanides discusses whether European Central Bank policy makers could raise interest rates …

Business

The leap: How to get out of the startup phase without collapsing

Here’s how Accion Systems’ CEO focuses on company growth.<p>By Dylan Walsh | March 9, 2017<p>Accion's TILE is a linear thrust electric propulsion system …

Innovation

The next-generation water cooler

MIT spinout Bevi believes it can cut the world’s use of bottled drinks with a smart beverage machine of the same name that delivers high quality, …

MIT

What I wish I knew then: five insights from women leaders

Create new opportunities, and some surprising thoughts on mentors.<p>By Amy MacMillan Bankson | March 7, 2017<p>What would you tell a woman entering a …

Leadership

Authers’ Note: Waiting for Donald

<i>Sign up to receive Authers’ Note daily by email here</i><p>In the short term, a lot is riding on exactly what Donald Trump tries to pass through Congress, …

S&P 500

Professor Stephen Ross, inventor of arbitrage pricing theory, dies at 73

Ross, who joined MIT Sloan in 1997, relished the practical use of finance theory.<p>By Zach Church | March 6, 2017<p>Professor Stephen Ross at the 2013 MIT …

MIT

Notre Dame Analytics Faculty Report From MIT Sloan Sports Conference

A guest post from Notre Dame faculty member, Scott Nestler about his attendance at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.<b>What is “Sloan”?</b> I spent …

College Sports

The Customer-Inventor Revolution

For over 30 years, MIT Sloan’s Eric von Hippel has investigated the ways general users of products and services improve them through tinkering and …

Innovation

How to really reform a toxic company culture, at Uber or anywhere else

Reports about Uber over recent weeks suggests the management and culture of the ride-sharing startup is horribly broken.<p>To recap:<p>CEO Travis Kalanick announced yesterday (Feb. 28) he needed help as a leader after he was caught on video berating a driver who complained about declining wages.<br>• That …

Uber

How tech savvy does the CEO need to be?

Many CEOs lack a technology background, but still have to lead digital transformation efforts. Here's how they can gain the tech insights needed to …

Governance

Even With Hard Brexit, UK Asset Managers Can Still Serve the EU

UK firms manage approximately L1 trillion in assets for European investors outside of the UK. With the Brexit negotiations slated to start this …

European Union

Uber's All-Out Meritocracy Comes Under Fire

Uber Technologies Inc. enshrines “meritocracy and toe-stepping” in a list of 14 corporate values, and has declared that “the best idea always wins. Don’t sacrifice truth for social cohesion.”<p>That culture is now under scrutiny as the company faces allegations from a former engineer who said last …

Silicon Valley

MIT startup creates camouflage solar panels

<i>Founded at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Sistine creates custom solar panels designed to mimic home facades and other environments, with aims</i> …

Renewable Energy

For Marketers, TV Sets Are an Invaluable Pair of Eyes

While Ellen Milz and her family were watching the Olympics last summer, their TV was watching them.<p>Ms. Milz, 48, who lives with her husband and three children in Chicago, had agreed to be a panelist for a company called TVision Insights, which monitored her viewing habits — and whether her eyes …

Edward Snowden

Virtual-reality system for the elderly wins health care prize

Virtual reality is quickly gaining steam in the gaming industry. But an MIT startup is now aiming the technology at a different demographic, putting …

Health Care

Goings on: New York (Feb 24)

A memorial to Russia's recently deceased ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, is seen at the Russian mission to the UN in New York City …

China

Could an artificial intelligence-based coach help managers master difficult conversations?

MIT alumni develop an executive coaching bot.<p>By Amy MacMillan Bankson | February 23, 2017<p>The Coach Otto bot in a Slack messaging interface<p>Facing a …

Artificial Intelligence

Solar panels get a face-lift with custom designs

Residential solar power is on a sharp rise in the United States as photovoltaic systems become cheaper and more powerful for homeowners. A 2012 study …

Renewable Energy

Smart Bragging Wins Your Next Job

Smart bragging is a requirement for job search success today. Unfortunately, many of us are not comfortable bragging about our accomplishments. We …

Employment