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Big Data’s Travails Don’t Mean It’s Derailed

Executives are growing dismissive of Big Data’s value. Even the best companies can struggle to get good results from their data. But data isn’t getting smaller, it’s getting much, much larger. Corporate executives should look at what’s emerging from universities like MIT, where researchers are beginning to get answers to longstanding big questions in healthcare, public policy and finance.

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The Elements of Good Leadership

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There is no magic formula for successful leadership, says Deborah Ancona, director of the MIT Leadership Center at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Instead, each leader needs to figure out his or her own unique leadership signature — one that draws on his or her own strengths.

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Skills That Will Remain in Demand In a Computer-Rich World

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Skills such as applied math and statistics, negotiation and group dynamics, and persuasion can help you prepare yourself for careers in a fast-changing economy filled with ever-faster, ever-smarter computers, write MIT Sloan’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.

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How Do You Use Web-based Technologies at Work?

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Are web-based technologies having a significant impact -- whether in a good or bad way -- on your job? If technologies such as social media, blogging or online collaboration tools are changing the way you do your work, researchers at the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at the MIT Sloan School of Management want to hear about it.

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MIT $100K Winning Start-up Has Sustainability Aims

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Last night, C-Crete Technologies won the annual MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition and $100,000 in start-up capital.  The start-up has developed a method for producing a nanoengineered cement designed to be both stronger than traditional cement -- and with a lower carbon footprint.

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Strategy as Love, Not War

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MIT Sloan School professor Arnoldo C. Hax, a well-known strategy expert, thinks companies need a different approach to thinking about strategy.

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Expert Opinions on the Economy

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Harvard’s Martin Feldstein and MIT’s Simon Johnson offer insights on the economy and the banking system.

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Lowering the cost of innovation

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Michael Schrage of the MIT Center for Digital Business sees inexpensive digital business experiments as a form of “innovation risk management.”

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