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Faculty forecasts and insights for 2019

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 5 days ago

MIT Sloan faculty forecasts for 2019

To kick off the new year, we asked MIT Sloan Executive Education faculty to weigh in on trends they’re seeing in their fields—from creating cyber-safe cultures to the intersection between neuroscience and AI. Here are their forecasts for 2019, including suggestions for how you and your organization can adapt and stay ahead.

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Study shows that STEM career ads are disproportionately seen by men

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 24 days ago

Woman in STEM career

When is the last time you saw an online ad for a STEM career? If you’re a man, it might have been recently. If you’re a woman, you might not have seen the ads at all. MIT Sloan Professor Catherine Tucker and Anja Lambrecht, a London Business School Marketing Professor, conducted an experiment about the display of STEM career ads and found that the ads are disproportionately seen by men.

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Bridging the divide at the holiday table: Three tips from Jason Jay

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 29 days ago

Thanksgiving Discussion

Meaningful conversations about big issues can be challenging—and these days there is no shortage of big issues. Many of us in the U.S. are bracing for the Thanksgiving table, where family will convene over dinner but potentially divide over hot-button topics like politics and climate change. Unfortunately, conversations that end in gridlock can be damaging to our relationships. So how can we turn these conversations around, and embrace the results? Read these three tips from MIT Sloan's Jason Jay.

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Want a successful digital transformation? Cultivate these 7 skills.

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 4 months and 23 days ago

George Westerman

When it comes to the digital transformation process in organizations, today’s leaders just aren’t measuring up, according to a recent report by Capgemini and George Westerman, Principal Research Scientist with the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. In fact, the research found that only 35% say they have the leadership capabilities to succeed at digital transformation, which is a 10% decrease from 2012.

Westerman says it’s no surprise, given the complex nature of many organizations, as well as the difficulty of working across silos in companies. He adds that to be an effective leader, an executive needs to have vision, engagement, and governance skills, and also be adept at building strong IT/business relationships. In addition, they have to deal with legacy issues explains Westerman, who is co-author of Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation.

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Your End-of-Summer Reading List: 10 Books By MIT Sloan Faculty

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 5 months and 23 days ago

Not your typical beach reading. Expand your mind and grow your business acumen with books on topics like social media management, innovation, and the future of work.

Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook is a companion piece to Bill Aulet’s earlier book that transformed the way people think about starting a company. The new workbook by MIT Sloan’s Aulet includes practical ideas—worksheets, creativity tools, and a visual dashboard—that demonstrate concrete ways in which entrepreneurs can succeed. Aulet teaches in the Entrepreneurship Development Program.

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What can tradition-rooted family businesses learn from future-focused MIT?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 months and 2 days ago

There’s an old Danish saying that it’s dangerous to make predictions, especially about the future. But being better informed about what’s happening in the present can go a long way to helping navigate, or at least keep moving in the right direction, in uncertain times. Organizations that partner with MIT Sloan Executive Education recognize the importance of understanding how technology driven business disruptions influence long-term strategy in virtually every industry. For family-owned businesses with a long tradition of doing things a certain way, the breakneck speed of technological change can feel especially disorienting. Disruption and change are shortening time horizons for all businesses, but family businesses have extra layers of complexity—the future success of the business is inseparable from the well-being of the family—and all the more reason to be better educated about the future.

We are excited to welcome John Davis, a renowned authority in the family enterprise field, to MIT Sloan and look forward to exploring in depth the issues and challenges of family ownership and sustaining multigenerational success.

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Falsehoods triumph on Twitter: Groundbreaking MIT study proves that fake news wins

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 11 months and 5 days ago

Groundbreaking MIT study on false news

Fake news, rumors, propaganda—the scourge of deliberate misinformation is a hot topic these days, as is the role social media plays in the rapid dissemination of these falsehoods. Sinan Aral, co-lead of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, reveals the truth about false news based on the largest-ever longitudinal study of the spread of false news online, published in Science on March 8, 2018.

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The latest books by MIT Sloan faculty

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 11 months and 29 days ago

Machine Platform Crowd - New Faculty Books from MIT Sloan

Spring is the season of growth. What better time to expand your mind and grow your business acumen with new books by MIT Sloan faculty? Delve into topics like social media management, innovation, and the future of work. Here is the line-up of latest books, including Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought by Andrew Lo, Machine Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future by Erik Brynolfsson and Andrew McAfee, and many more.

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