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Surviving a Day Without Smartphones
For young adults accustomed to continually checking their cellphones, even a single day without access to them can be anxiety-producing. What are the implications for executives about managing this constantly connected generation?
Management  Psychology  mit 
10 hours ago by jorgebarba
How to Become a Game-Changing Leader
To successfully lead major organizational transformations, executives need to align purpose, performance, and principles within their companies. Doing so isn’t easy — and requires mastery of a wide range of leadership skills.
Leadership  mit 
10 hours ago by jorgebarba
The Truth About Hierarchy
Hierarchies are often seen as obstacles to innovation. However, a growing body of research shows that the right kind of hierarchy can help teams become better innovators and learners.
hierarchy  Leadership  Management  Innovation  mit 
10 hours ago by jorgebarba
Looking into its past, MIT finds its first president once owned slaves - The Boston Globe
For several years now, MIT president L. Rafael Reif has watched colleges across the country explore their historic ties to slavery, but he always assumed there wasn’t much of a connection at MIT, which was founded after the Civil War.

Recently, however, Reif decided he didn’t want to rely on assumption any longer. He charged a class of students and their professor with combing MIT’s early history to instead dig up facts.

It turns out, Reif’s assumptions were wrong.

The student researchers, their professor, and an archivist discovered that a decade before he founded MIT, the university’s first president owned slaves in Virginia. William Barton Rogers owned eight slaves in the mid-1800s when he lived in Virginia on the campuses of two colleges there, William and Mary and the University of Virginia, the researchers found.
slavery  boston  history  mit  academia 
8 days ago by madamim
MIT – Docubase | The open documentary lab
An interactive curated database of the people, projects, and technologies transforming documentary in the digital age.
mit  documentary  movies  to-watch 
9 days ago by ndekross
2017: The Year that Was – MIT MEDIA LAB – Medium
It’s been a turbulent 2017 here at the Media Lab and in the world beyond. Our lives, professional and personal, have all been affected by world-changing events and issues — the policies and priorities of US President Donald Trump; the escalation of North Korea’s nuclear program; terrorist and cyber attacks here and abroad; hurricanes and wildfires in the United States, and the historic famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria.
MIT  2017  Review 
10 days ago by mikon_nikon

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