Author Archives: pjdenning

Yasheng Huang: What Worked With Japan Won’t Work With China

From the New York Times In the 1980s, the United States threatened sanctions if Japan did not reduce its trade deficit. One consequence — intended or unintended — was that Japanese investments in the United States increased dramatically in response to the punitive sanctions. These are called “tariff-jumping” investments and today there are commentators who […]

Gary Smith, EMBA ’13: 6 Lessons for Encouraging Innovation in Large Corporations

From Executive Insights Blog There are many reasons why innovation is difficult for large companies. At the top of the list is the fact that their employees tend to be risk adverse and stay for a long time. While there are benefits to high employee retention rates, it also means they are reinforcing the same […]

Cynthia Rudin: Using Data to Predict Your Future Health

From Huffington Post Have you ever gone on a trip and unexpectedly found yourself in need of medical care? What if your condition could have been predicted? Better yet, what if you already had the medicine needed to treat that condition in your luggage? The Hierarchical Association Rule Model (HARM), which I co-developed with Tyler McCormick of […]

Deborah Ancona talks to Sloan Management Review about Leadership

From Sloan Management Review By Martha Mangelsdorf What does it take to be an effective leader in today’s unpredictable and uncertain business environments? Earlier this month, I attended an MIT Sloan executive education course called “Transforming Your Leadership Strategy,” taught by MIT Sloan professor Deborah Ancona. While a good deal of the learning in the course […]

Christopher Knittel: Claims of ethanol’s effect on gasoline prices based on flawed models

A few years ago, I was a bit skeptical when I heard some of the claims being made by supporters of the ethanol industry about how that corn-based fuel was reducing the price of gasoline. But it was only when I took a trip to Washington with my son and I saw some ads that […]