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New Research Suggests Text Messages Improve Election Day Turnout in the Developing World, With Conditions

Tavneet Suri | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
Tavneet Suri

We now have evidence that text messages improve civic engagement in emerging countries by encouraging people to vote.

How Much Do Companies Really Worry About Climate Change?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

Only 27 percent of respondents agreed strongly that climate change is a risk to their business -- which is frightening when you think about what that says about companies' level of readiness for the significant changes that are upon us already.

Adding A 4-Point Play Would Be The Wrong Move For Basketball

Jordan Schultz | Posted 05.05.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

The annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston is a forum to discuss the possibility of big changes in basketball. So it was no surprise when the concept of the four-point play came up for debate this year. The idea has generated a firestorm of controversy, and rightfully so. Rule changes happen often, and they can represent the growth of basketball. Don't forget that the NBA implemented the three-point shot in 1979, a change that's still drawing the ire of naysayers more than 30 years later. The three-point shot revolutionized basketball, re-shaping the way players play and coaches coach. But the four-point play -- even though it may sound like another step forward -- is not the right move for the league.

Relevance, Resources, Relationships: How to Create a B2B Content Marketing Strategy

Sharmila Chatterjee | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Sharmila Chatterjee

Information has always been a great way to connect with consumers, establish credibility, and gain trust. And today, with advances in digital technology and the increasingly fast-paced and competitive nature of the global business environment, it is even more vital.

Tim Geithner's Gamble

Project Syndicate | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES -- In a recent interview, United States Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner laid out his view of the nature of world economic growth and the r...

Sloan Rap Video: MIT MBA Students Record "Welcome To Life At Motherf****** Sloan" Song

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Four MIT business school students released this YouTube video today, introducing the e-world to life at mother******* Sloan. In this spoof of The ...