Tag Archives: entrepreneurship

I Love Entrepreneurs But Not as My Science Teacher: “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance”

From Xconomy / Boston It may be just a bumper sticker aphorism, but lately it’s got me thinking. Peter Thiel, early Facebook investor and Paypal cofounder, announced recently that he’s offering $100,000 to 24 young people to drop out of school and pursue an entrepreneurial idea in Silicon Valley. Thiel says the emphasis on having […]

What type of corporate culture is best for innovation? One that tolerates failure

What type of corporate culture is best for innovation? How ought firms and managers encourage their workers to be more creative? And if those workers fail in the pursuit of creativity, is that necessarily a bad thing? These are the questions we wanted to answer in our latest paper.* We used life sciences as the […]

MIT’s Jonathan Lehrich talks executive MBA with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg TV

I recently appeared on Stock with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg TV (May 18, 2011)  to discuss MIT’s new executive MBA program. I was pleased to have the opportunity to share with Bloomberg’s viewers what makes the MIT EMBA program unique and how the members of our inaugural class are already applying what they’ve learned to their […]

Why do Cambridge street vendors set up in remote locations?

On the streets of Cambridge, near the MIT campus, food trucks regularly set up shop selling lunch and snacks to hungry students, staff, and other passersby. The trucks are mobile and can park in any legal, unoccupied spot. One might think the trucks would want to be where students congregate—perhaps near the MIT Great Dome […]

Student-run ‘SloanGear is a real company; this was not just a mathematical exercise’

  There’s this notion that business school students tend to do a lot of talking, yet very little walking. But when I look back on my year as the Chief Marketing Officer of SloanGear – the only student-owned campus store in the country – I can honestly say that I applied what I learned in […]