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MagnifyMoney When Is It OK to Use Another Job Offer to Get a Raise?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 21 hours ago

PR in the News Blog

Jared Curhan, associate professor of Work and Organization Studies, explains why it’s important to avoid a “you versus me” mentality when using another job offer to negotiate a raise and other lessons from his course, Negotiation for Executives. Read more on MagnifyMoney:

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MIT’s Trish Cotter says female entrepreneurs make a difference

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 5 days ago

MIT's Trish Cotter says female entrepreneurs make a difference

Women’s History Month is a reminder to all of us to reflect on how we can encourage women to speak up, be heard, and support each other. Entrepreneurship can be a path to channeling that that energy and creating positive outcomes, according to Trish Cotter, Director of the Global Founders’ Skills Accelerator at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. In a recent blog post for BostInno, Cotter writes, "Stop saying ‘I’m sorry’ and start saying ‘I’m ready to make a difference.’"

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Can big data save the world?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 7 days ago

Can big data save the world?

Cape Town is moving towards Day Zero of its water supplies. Millions of displaced refugees are facing dire emergencies in camps and along migratory routes. And every day thousands of people are suffering gross inequities at the hands of the U.S. criminal justice system. Here's how big data is helping to prevent future water shortages, coordinate life saving response, and yield much-needed criminal justice policy changes.

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

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 12 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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Getting a tax cut? Invest in human capital.

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 16 days ago

Invest in training

In our increasingly complex marketplace, the need to train and educate our employees is greater than ever. Technology is drastically disrupting industries, and companies are eager for their employees to gain competency in emerging fields such as big data, machine learning, and the internet of things. That’s just one of the reasons why many organizations—especially those enjoying a tax cut this year—are choosing to invest in their employees’ education. If your company is wondering how best to allocate the windfall from the recent tax act, consider an investment in hard or soft skills training for your employees.

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Partnering with universities in innovation ecosystems: How to unlock more value

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 21 days ago

Businesses partner with higher education to foster innovation

Collaborations with colleges and universities have become de rigueur for businesses that want to get and stay ahead of the competition. Recent research by MIT Sloan Professor Fiona Murray suggest that there are several scenarios that drive these connections, such as a desire to discover new talent, a need to solve short- and long-term problems, or simply a wish to supplement an existing knowledge base.

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MIT is No. 1 in QS World University Rankings for the 7th year in a row

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 21 days ago

MIT No. 1 in the QS World University Rankings

MIT has been honored with 12 No. 1 subject rankings in the QS World University Rankings for 2018. This is the seventh straight year that the Institute has earned the top spot. However, accolades like these are not how we measure our impact in the world. At MIT Sloan Executive Education, the voices of our participants are what matter.

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Leading with integrity, part 2: Doing the right thing is a shared success

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 27 days ago

Principled leadership

Leadership can take many forms. Leaders can be humble or egotistic, measured or impulsive, inclusive listeners or single-minded dictators. I believe that it’s important to distinguish between personal qualities that may appear harsh as opposed to truly unethical behavior. Sometimes obliviousness to the effects of one’s words and actions can be mistaken for deliberate disregard for people’s feelings and possibly even for rules and laws. The opposite can be true, also ...

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