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Reducing Your Company’s Carbon Footprint — Through Logistics

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Trying to reduce your company's carbon footprint? MIT engineering professor David Simchi-Levi suggests taking a systematic look at the logistics involved in your supply chain -- and then carefully analyzing the data to understand the greenhouse gas emissions impact of your logistics choices, the MIT News Office reports.

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Playing Russian Roulette — With the Gun Pointed at Our Children

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How can you explain to ordinary people the dangers of not taking action to lower the risks associated with climate change in the future?

That's a question MIT Sloan School professor John Sterman has given thought to -- which was evident when he gave a presentation on climate change last week at a systems thinking conference at MIT.

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Mitigating Climate Risks: The Business Challenge

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Think about the challenges involved in combating climate change, and issues like international cooperation, public opinion, public policy and technological innovation may all come to mind. But there's another key topic that may not come to mind quite as readily -- and that's a business challenge.

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Obama, at MIT, declares clean energy key to global economic leadership

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The nations of the world are in a "peaceful competition" to develop the energy technologies that will power the 21st century  -- and the nation that wins that competition will be the nation that will lead the global economy, U.S. President Barack Obama told an audience at MIT today.

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Lessons from the Startup Bootcamp at MIT

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There was lots of entepreneurial energy in the room at MIT's Kresge Auditorium today -- as a sizable crowd gathered in the morning for a free daylong "Startup Bootcamp" full of lessons from technology entrepreneurs.

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When innovations cross disciplines

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Innovations that span more than one industry discipline or technology domain often face commercialization challenges -- in part because of a dearth of venture capitalists with the background to evaluate them. So argues Silicon Valley strategist (and MIT alumna) Sramana Mitra in a recent Forbes.com column about obstacles to cross-disciplinary innovation. Mitra calls such cross-disiplinary business models "cusp businesses."

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The Reasons for Accidents

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Next time you read that some industrial accident or disaster was caused by a worker error, be a little skeptical.

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