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Look closely and you'll find MIT Sloan is more than one of the world's top business schools. It's a diverse and vibrant community where every person is valued and supported. It's a meritocracy, where ideas supersede status and innovation is organic. It's a rich melding of cultures, perspectives, and ideas. It's a global experience and education, in which students can participate in a classroom discussion on India one month and meet with Indian government and business leaders the next month. It's a place of action and pragmatism, where faculty strive to solve the world's problems. It's a place where industry leaders come to connect with the brightest minds of the next generation. And It's a place where the classroom is but one part of the experience -- where students run conferences, found clubs, travel the world, challenge themselves and each other, and build personal and professional relationships for life. Look closely. You'll see what MIT Sloan is really like. Learn more at http://mitsloan.mit.edu.

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Look closely and you'll find MIT Sloan is more than one of the world's top business schools. It's a diverse and vibrant community where every person is valued and supported. It's a meritocracy, where ideas supersede status and innovation is organic. It's a rich melding of cultures, perspectives, and ideas. It's a global experience and education, in which students can participate in a classroom discussion on India one month and meet with Indian government and business leaders the next month. It's a place of action and pragmatism, where faculty strive to solve the world's problems. It's a place where industry leaders come to connect with the brightest minds of the next generation. And It's a place where the classroom is but one part of the experience -- where students run conferences, found clubs, travel the world, challenge themselves and each other, and build personal and professional relationships for life. Look closely. You'll see what MIT Sloan is really like. Learn more at http://mitsloan.mit.edu.

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By Critico87 - Jan 04 2010
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Enjoy, potcast is very important for my studing

Amazingly Honest Insight

By wibleb - Dec 05 2009
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This series of podcasts was one of the major reasons I decided to come to Sloan over other top business schools. I am really grateful I stumbled across this last year. I felt like, after listening to this entire series, that I knew much more about the program than most of my peers on Day 1 from hearing all the Student Stories. Of course I assumed that the content was overly biased and "produced" by the admisssions department. Now that I have been at the school for 6 months, I can resoundingly say that the content shared on these podcasts was extremely genuine and candid. I am surprised, that MIT Sloan does not do a better job at marketing this series to perspective students.

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8 Ratings
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0
1
1

Postcast

By Critico87 - Jan 04 2010
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Enjoy, potcast is very important for my studing

Amazingly Honest Insight

By wibleb - Dec 05 2009
Read more
This series of podcasts was one of the major reasons I decided to come to Sloan over other top business schools. I am really grateful I stumbled across this last year. I felt like, after listening to this entire series, that I knew much more about the program than most of my peers on Day 1 from hearing all the Student Stories. Of course I assumed that the content was overly biased and "produced" by the admisssions department. Now that I have been at the school for 6 months, I can resoundingly say that the content shared on these podcasts was extremely genuine and candid. I am surprised, that MIT Sloan does not do a better job at marketing this series to perspective students.
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MIT Sloan School of Management Podcast

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Look closely and you'll find MIT Sloan is more than one of the world's top business schools. It's a diverse and vibrant community where every person is valued and supported. It's a meritocracy, where ideas supersede status and innovation is organic. It's a rich melding of cultures, perspectives, and ideas. It's a global experience and education, in which students can participate in a classroom discussion on India one month and meet with Indian government and business leaders the next month. It's a place of action and pragmatism, where faculty strive to solve the world's problems. It's a place where industry leaders come to connect with the brightest minds of the next generation. And It's a place where the classroom is but one part of the experience -- where students run conferences, found clubs, travel the world, challenge themselves and each other, and build personal and professional relationships for life. Look closely. You'll see what MIT Sloan is really like. Learn more at http://mitsloan.mit.edu.

Rank #1: Going up? MIT Elevator Pitch Contest

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What better way to pitch the value of an elevator pitch contest with an elevator pitch. We certainly thought so, and contest organizer Gaetan Bonhomme obliged.

Oct 11 2007
34 mins
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Rank #2: In Action: Luxury Beauty and the Multicultural Consumer

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Daya Fields' undergraduate degree was in engineering, but her career trajectory changed at MIT Sloan. We sat down with Fields, MBA '07, now presidential management associate at the Estee Lauder Companies, and her colleague Susan Akkad, senior vice president of corporate marketing, diversity, to discuss the marketing of luxury consumer beauty goods to ethnically diverse groups. Daya talks about her entrepreneurial spirit and finding her way into the consumer beauty world with connections and education gained at MIT Sloan. Susan reveals some information about upcoming projects between Estee Lauder and MIT Sloan students, addressing some of the issues facing those selling to the multi-cultural luxury beauty market.

Nov 17 2008
21 mins
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Rank #3: In Action: MIT Sloan Sports Business Conference

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The 2nd Annual MIT Sloan Sports Business Conference, Feb. 9, showcased the increasingly important role analytics is playing in the world of professional sports. Conference organizers -- and Class of 2008 MBAs -- Chris Johnson, Jarrod Boland, Abigail Phelps, and Ken Weinstein highlight insights from the blue-chip panelists and how executives are using numbers to manage their teams' operations both on and off the field.

Feb 25 2008
34 mins
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Rank #4: India Lab '09: Educational Enhancements

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MIT Sloan's inaugural India Lab saw teams of students addressing specific challenges across a variety of industries across India. Here Ted Chan, MBA '09, talks about working with prominent industrialist and MIT alumnus Vinay Rai, MIT class of 1970, whose goal is to combat perceived voids in India's educational system by setting up a series of rural business schools. While on the ground in India, Ted and the team benefited from their firsthand knowledge of an underdeveloped infrastructure and local cultural norms. In the end, the team produced educational and business models for the would-be b-schools, schools which they hope will produce employable workers for India's current economy.

Nov 10 2009
13 mins
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Rank #5: Intellectual Capital: Professors Tom Kochan and Paul Osterman on IWER

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The Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER) at MIT Sloan studies issues that are of importance to a great many people—particularly these days. For over 70 years, IWER has explored work and employment issues in both the public and private sectors, and from the perspective of individuals and governments. Professors Tom Kochan and Paul Osterman sat down to explain the myriad areas of IWER’s expertise—from teaching HR management, negotiations, entrepreneurship, and leadership to their long tradition of focusing on labor and employment policy. Through its research and teaching, IWER hopes to help individuals, businesses, and policy makers adapt to the changing nature of work.

Mar 11 2010
7 mins
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Rank #6: Intellectual Capital: Simon Johnson on the Financial Crisis

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By now, the global financial crisis is something we're becoming all too familiar with. But knowing about it and knowing what to do about it are two distinctly different things. In this exclusive podcast, MIT Sloan economics expert Professor Simon Johnson provides studied insights on what the government and financial institutions need to do to turn things around. For Johnson, who recently returned to MIT after serving as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, proper policy is a key step towards setting things right, as is strong, decisive, coordinated action.

Oct 10 2008
11 mins
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Rank #7: Intellectual Capital: Don Rosenfield on Leaders for Global Operations

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MIT Sloan's Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) program bridges the gap between management and technology, providing critical knowledge for today's global operations managers. Program director Don Rosenfield talks about how the LGO has evolved and the impact of globalization on supply chain and operations.

Jul 27 2009
13 mins
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Rank #8: In Action: MIT Sloan Veterans Club

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Making the move from a career in the military to management school starts with one critical step: leaving the military. That decision is more complex than a civilian might think, particularly given the intense commitment and teamwork that bonds soldiers so strongly. As they get ready to embark on the next phase of their lives and careers, Veterans Club members Ryan Gilchrist and Victor Mroczkowski talk about transitioning from fatigues to business suits and compare the leadership philosophies of the military and MIT Sloan.

Apr 18 2008
21 mins
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Rank #9: India Lab 2009: Bangalore

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Katie Barrett and her fellow MBA 2010 teammates spent four months working with Bangalore-based Adea, an IT solutions company, toward possible expansion into the Boston market. Two weeks on the ground in Bangalore gave the team insight into the impact a country and a culture can have on a business, and gave them the information they needed to come down in favor of expansion.

Aug 17 2009
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Rank #10: Microfinancing aimed at financial, social sustainability

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How do you balance social and financial sustainability? That rather sticky question was just one of many facing the S-Lab team working in Guatemala for the Grameen Project. Grameen, a microfinance organization funded by the Whole Planet Foundation, provides short-term loans to poor women in an effort to empower them to finance their own businesses. The businesses may be small -- based mostly in handcrafts and agriculture -- but the results for the women involved can make a big impact. S-Lab team members Faaiza Rashid and Juan Martin spoke with correspondents Scott Rolph and Michelle Choate about being on at the ground level in Guatemala and helping Grameen figure out ways to match their financial goals with formidable social challenges.

Oct 03 2007
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Rank #11: Student Stories: Sierra Towers, MBA '09

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Set clear expectations on the home front and with your classmates -- and keep an open mind. Those are Sierra Towers' rules for successfully combining motherhood and her management education. She was initially drawn to MIT Sloan by the energy and collaboration she found here, but was also reassured by the insights of other student moms and the resources available for families. Sierra takes time out of her very busy schedule to talk to us about owning a restaurant, her extensive knowledge of beer, and doing her homework with her kids.

Apr 02 2008
18 mins
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Rank #12: G-Lab '09: MAdeA project, Tanzania

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The latest installment in MIT Sloan's G-Lab podcast series illustrates the critical importance of team being on the scene and in the thick of things before it can add maximum value to a project. Prior to leaving for Tanzania, the five-person student team was presented with what seemed on the surface a health care initiative for those afflicted with AIDS. Once one the ground in Africa, however, they were confronted with some sobering realities and a diverse slew of issues. Through meeting with AIDS patients and their caregivers and working with the MAdeA organization to properly assess its goals, the team realized that what was truly needed was economic empowerment for the patients and a new strategic direction for MAdeA. Ted Chan, MBA '09, and Krishna Venugopalan, SF' 09, discuss the importance of not jumping to conclusions, understanding the cultural motivation for decisions, and orders of magnitude.

Jul 27 2009
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Rank #13: S-Lab '09: Jakarta

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It's been predicted that within 16 years, Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta could sink up to 15 feet, leading to catastrophic flooding of the area. This devastating possibility is a direct result of the lack of clean drinking water available from the city's many rivers, which has caused area residents to pump excessive amounts of ground water, leading to massive drops in the land levels. In an effort to mitigate damage and prevent disaster, work is being done to clean up Jakarta's water supply and restore the habitat. A Sustainability Lab team from MIT Sloan was among those who traveled to Jakarta to provide insights on watershed management and insuring clean water. Team member Ian Lavery, MBA '10, talks about the challenge of merging environmental management and economic priorities, and the value of system dynamics.

Sep 10 2009
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Rank #14: G-Lab '09: Ras Resort, India

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The first in a series of podcast exploring MIT Sloan's renowned Global Entrepreneurship Lab (G-Lab) focuses on a marketing challenge in Mumbai, India. A Mumbai-based entrepreneur hopes to capitalize on his belief that tourism in India will be growing--particularly among business travelers--by expanding his hotel business into other cities across the country. It's the job of the MIT Sloan G-Lab team to sift through his ever-shifting ideas and goals and steer him and his business in the right direction. Team members Gerardo Guzman and Karen Bruck (both MBA class of 2009) talk about zeroing in on the project's scope to build their client a solid business plan and the welcome assistance of MIT alumni contacts in India.

Jun 02 2009
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Rank #15: New Offerings on MSTIR: Simulations

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MIT Sloan Teaching Innovation Resources (MSTIR) marks its first anniversary with the debut of several new educational offerings, including the Salt Seller management flight simulator. These engaging simulations are specifically designed to give students an opportunity to apply what they've learned in the classroom to real-world management scenarios. In this new podcast, Professor John Sterman, creator of the Salt Seller and other simulations, and MSTIR program manager Cate Reavis, discuss the appeal of management simulations and give a preview of other MSTIR teaching materials.

Feb 09 2010
6 mins
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Rank #16: Intellectual Capital: Simon Johnson on the Financial Crisis, Part 2: 10/21/08

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By now, the global financial crisis is something we're becoming all too familiar with. But knowing about it and knowing what to do about it are two distinctly different things. In this exclusive podcast, MIT Sloan economics expert Professor Simon Johnson provides studied insights on what the government and financial institutions need to do to turn things around. For Johnson, who recently returned to MIT after serving as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, proper policy is a key step towards setting things right, as is strong, decisive, coordinated action.

Oct 22 2008
7 mins
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Rank #17: Intellectual Capital: Simon Johnson on the Financial Crisis, Part 3: 11/13/08

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By now, the global financial crisis is something we're becoming all too familiar with. But knowing about it and knowing what to do about it are two distinctly different things. In this exclusive podcast, MIT Sloan economics expert Professor Simon Johnson provides studied insights on what the government and financial institutions need to do to turn things around. For Johnson, who recently returned to MIT after serving as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, proper policy is a key step towards setting things right, as is strong, decisive, coordinated action.

Nov 13 2008
6 mins
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Rank #18: Student Stories: Kyle Maner, MBA '09

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Kyle Maner does not quit. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2008, she faced her treatment with courage and strength and continued on the rigorous journey toward obtaining her MBA. With the support of her family, friends, and the MIT Sloan community, Kyle is well on the road to a full recovery and her degree--and back on the road as a long-distance runner. Listen as Kyle talks about the importance of self-exams and "knowing your boobs."

May 01 2009
9 mins
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Rank #19: Student Stories: Galen Li, MBA '08

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What are the secrets to Galen Li's success? Optimism and persistence for starters. After being placed on the wait list for MIT Sloan -- the only school he applied to -- he turned a time of doubt to his advantage. He sought advice for improving his application and received valuable insight from both admissions' staffers and current students. In the end, Galen's openness and tenacity allowed him to take leave of his job at Expedia and seek his fortune on our campus in Cambridge.

Feb 29 2008
20 mins
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Rank #20: Intellectual Capital: Arnie Barnett finds safety in numbers

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Widely considered the nation's leading expert on aviation safety, Arnie Barnett uses his background in applied math to help conquer his own fear of flying. He calms himself -- and sometimes even fellow passengers -- during turbulence by recalling statistics on crash probability. A firm believer that math should be accessible to his students and can be applied to almost any problem, Arnie's passion for math is infectious. In this podcast, Arnie talks about his ideas for a new approach to the Electoral College and his constant vigilance against skewed statistics.

Mar 17 2008
43 mins
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