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Obama to speak next month at the 12th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 17 hours ago

Ben Shields' Analytics Management program at MIT Sloan Executive Education

What does the sports revolution mean for businesses in other industries? Everything. "Championship organizations" are using analytics to inform and shape their overall strategy, make wise investments in technology, and more. Learn more about the upcoming Sports Analytics Conference as well as how analytics can help your organization get more wins in 2018.

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MIT Sloan faculty forecasts: What 2018 means for business

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 days ago

2018 Faculty Forecasts

We asked the MIT Sloan Executive Education faculty to weigh in on trends in their fields and offer business advice for 2018. Learn why Bill Aulet says inclusive entrepreneurship is more imporant than ever; Jeanne Ross says companies need to distinguish between digitized and digital; Ben Shields thinks analytics will continue to change the game; and more.

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Is pride holding you back in your negotiations?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 12 days ago

Is pride getting in the way at the negotiating table?

If you’re someone who conducts repeated negotiations with the same counterparts, then you may have experienced that your “subjective assessment”—the feeling you have after one negotiation—affects the success of the next. But what about “sequential negotiations”—multiple back-to-back negotiations with different parties. Does the same hold true?

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Snow storms and wind chills got you down? 5 tips from Tara Swart for beating seasonal depression

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 13 days ago

5 tips from Tara Swart for beating seasonal depression.

If you’re feeling sluggish, tired, and more down-beat than usual, your mood change is not merely in your head. Numerous studies have documented an overall feeling of malaise this time of year, referred to as seasonal affective disorder—or most appropriately, “SAD.” MIT Sloan Lecturer and neuroscientist Tara Swart shares five practical suggestions for how you might improve your mental resilience in spite of the shorter days (and the record cold temperatures.)

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5 commitments worth keeping: New Year’s resolutions from our faculty

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 14 days ago

New Year's Resolutions from MIT Sloan Executive Education Faculty

Do you want to become more productive, balanced, and impactful in the New Year? Before you set lofty resolutions that are hard to keep, try these research-based recommendations from our faculty, from asking more questions to getting more sleep. These five committments might just help you attack your challenges with renewed energy and inspiration.

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MIT Sloan Professor John Sterman elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 20 days ago

John Sterman 250

In recognition of his “distinguished contributions to improving decision-making in complex systems—including corporate strategy and operations, energy policy, public health, environmental sustainability, and climate change"—MIT Sloan Professor John Sterman was elected as a 2017 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Fellows are elected by their peers for their contributions to science and technology, scientific leadership, and extraordinary achievements across disciplines.

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Ready to go from idea to start-up in just one week?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 20 days ago

Bill Aulet's 24 Steps to a Successful Startup

At MIT, we think about entrepreneurship differently. To us, entrepreneurship is not a science nor an art; it’s a craft that can be honed. We also teach entrepreneurship differently than other institutions. In a recent webinar, Bill Aulet, Professor of the Practice and Managing Director of The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, explains how our Entrepreneurship Development program (EDP) helps entrepreneurs and corporate venturing intrapreneurs go from idea to start-up in just one week.

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Three analytics integration lessons from the sports data revolution

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 27 days ago

Three analytics integration lessons from the sports data revolution

You may not think of your organization as a sports team, but when it comes to data and analytics, there are more similarities than you might think. Those similarities can reveal how analytics, if effectively deployed, can lead to better decisions and more successful organizations. According to Ben Shields, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan, executives can view sports as a petri dish for how their organizations can maximize the value of analytics. Although there are many lessons to be learned from the sports industry revolution, one especially valuable innovation is analytics integration—the ability of an executive to integrate an analytics program within the rest of the organization.

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