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Young and Entrepreneurial: The WayUp Journey from College Project to Y Combinator and a $7.8M Series A Round

David Ongchoco | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

JJ Fliegelman was a senior at the University of Pennsylvania when he wrote his first-line of code in PennApps. Fast-forward four years later and JJ is the CTO of WayUp, a platform that connects college students with part-time, summer and entry-level job and internship opportunities.

Why Jargon Has Prevailed: Consultants, MBAs, and the Management Scientists

Phil Simon | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

Over the years, many critics have attacked Taylor's theory. Today you're unlikely to meet one of his acolytes, but Taylor remains an influential if controversial figure a century after his death. Perhaps Taylorism's crowning achievement was that it represented the earliest known attempt to apply science to the field of management. Even now this is an open debate: Is management a true science?

Creating a Structured, Repeatable Process for Innovation

Robert F. Brands | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Robert F. Brands

Established companies do not easily reinvent themselves. History shows us that Innovation is often the strategy of startups - but not only is it important in getting to the top, innovation is necessary in order to stay on top.

Why Businesses Need To Pay Attention To An Aging Market

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.21.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

What surprises me is how few companies have built into their strategic planning the 'disrupter' of our aging world, which is about not only our longevity but also the transformative population structure of more gray beards than youngsters.

The 5 Traits Midlifers Will Need To Survive The Next 20 Years

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

In 2035, the youngest boomers will be 71. The oldest will be 89. What is it going to be like to look back from that vantage point? Hopefully, most of us will have figured out how to keep working as long as possible -- certainly to 70, when the maximum Social Security benefits kick in, but probably longer.

A New Deal for Moms

Alyson Gounden Rock | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Alyson Gounden Rock

Caring for us came at a cost to mom's career. Workplace attitudes and practices continue to penalize mothers and keep the gender pay gap wide, even as it is narrowing for young women pre-motherhood.

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

Dante Disparte | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Dante Disparte

McKinsey recently extolled the virtues of their alumni network, announcing that approximately 450 ex-McKinsey consultants are CEOs of companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. This is an impressive statistic underscoring how companies should manage staff departures.

From Black Swans to Grey Rhinos: Four Ways Academics Can Help Managers

Michael G. Jacobides | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Michael G. Jacobides

As academics, our job is to help managers tune into the rustling leaves or cracking twigs of an approaching challenge -- or opportunity -- before it's upon them. To do that, we must focus on the parts of the environment that matter most, and make sure the tools we carry are fit for purpose.

The Obesity Fix

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If instead, we treated obesity more like drowning, we would tell the truth about food. We would not market multicolored marshmallows to children as part of a complete breakfast. We would not willfully mislead about the perilous currents in the modern food supply. We would not look on passively as an entire population of non-swimmers started wading in over their heads.

To Grow Impact Investing, Focus on Multilingual Leadership

Ben Thornley | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Ben Thornley

September 15, 2014, will be remembered for the release of a seminal report on impact investing, care of an international taskforce backed by eight country advisory boards and four topical working groups.

For Teacher Appreciation Week, Let's Vow to Invest, Reward, and Respect Teachers

Colleen M. Niccum | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Colleen M. Niccum

As we commemorate Teacher Appreciation Week, it's a good time to reflect: if we depend on teachers to develop the future workforce and help turn our children into productive members of society, what can we do about this problem?

How to Have an Impact in Today's World

Frank A. Weil | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

Everybody at some point in their lives has asked themselves how to make things happen. Those things may range from making the basketball squad, gettin...

Emerging Markets, Consumer Insight and Business Strategy

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Emerging market consumers exist in environments in which institutions designed to protect the economic and political interests of individuals are relatively immature.

12 Hours to Hack into Genius: NYC Students Learn Code, Create Apps, and Build Company Websites

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.03.2014 | New York
Steve Mariotti

While educators scramble to beef up STEM education, some programs are working to engage kids in hands-on projects, shepherded by experts in their field.

Top 5 Goals For Open Government In 2014

Charlie Firestone | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Charlie Firestone

The year 2014 presents open government advocates with a large agenda and an opportunity to make significant progress in this emerging and important field.

'Cultivating a Holistic, Integrative Approach': MIT Sloan School Reflects on new Enterprise Management Track

Sharmila Chatterjee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Sharmila Chatterjee

A few years ago, we here at MIT Sloan School of Management looked in to launching an MBA track to complement the existing tracks in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

Gates Money and Common Core -- Part VI

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Mercedes Schneider

Bill Gates has already spent billions on education reform. One would think that a seasoned businessman like Gates would be sure of his investment before wielding his checkbook (and disrupting countless lives in the process). Not so.

Cari E. Guittard: Preventing Mid-Career Burnout by Focusing on the Core Four: Essential Personal Elements of Leadership

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

The weight behind your eyes, the mental fatigue that won't go away... This cannot be healthy, there has to be a way to strengthen our minds and bodies to support our ambitions and 24/7 lifestyles.

Dysfunction in the Boardroom

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Marilyn Nagel

For years -- decades, even -- women have been seeking stronger representation on corporate boards, yet minimal progress has been made in recent years.

Labor Surplus, Labor Shortage, and the Skills Gap Between

Dr. Gary M. Green | Posted 08.31.2013 | College
Dr. Gary M. Green

We have two significant problems with the job market in the current recovery -- a labor surplus and a labor shortage. High unemployment and a lack of ...

The Economics of PRISM and the Internet

Bennet Kelley | Posted 08.24.2013 | Technology
Bennet Kelley

Increasingly, the NSA story has been linked with Big Data and to the extent this development makes netizens more reluctant to engage in online activity, that is a concern that needs to be addressed.

Are African Lions One-Trick Ponies?

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 08.10.2013 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

For the African growth story to be more than the "one-trick" resources story, its leaders have to prioritize the diversification of their economies. Natural resource extraction offers immediate benefits but this growth path is unlikely to translate into tangible improvements in the lives of most Africans.

Corrupt Fortune: The Billionaire's Apprentice and the Gaming of Wall Street

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

The Billionaire's Apprentice: The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and the Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund is a seminal work that captures the realities of race and greed in America with refreshing objectivity and efficiency, and a book that everyone should read.

Kathy Caprino on Women's Ways of Leading

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.18.2013 | Business
BJ Gallagher

With the publication of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new book, Lean In, the dearth of women in corporate leadership is back in the news again. Here ...

From Skills and Strengths Development to a Bulls**t Barometer -- My Women's Leadership Wish List for 2013

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Cari E. Guittard

There is no shortage of conversation on topics pertaining to women's leadership... but at this point, is anyone really saying anything new?