Tag Archives: Google

Erik Brynjolfsson on Big Data: A revolution in decision-making improves productivity

There is a fundamental change underway in the way that companies make decisions. Instead of relying on a leader’s gut instincts, an increasing number of companies are embracing a new method that involves data-based analytics. This ‘Big Data’ revolution is occurring mainly because technology enables firms to gather extremely detailed information from and propagate knowledge […]

MBA Craig Hosang answers questions about the 2012 Silicon Valley Tech Trek

From Thomson Reuters peHUB, January 12, 2012 An MBA on Becoming Relevant to an Industry “That’s Doing Fine Without You” Connie Lozios ‘Tis the season for MBA students to begin looking for summer internships, and students at the MIT Sloan School of Management are no exception. In fact, just last week they took their annual […]

Erik Brynjolfsson: New e-book outlines promise and peril of digital revolution

From Economics of Information Blog Andy McAfee and I have just released a short e-book, Race Against the Machine. In it, we try to reconcile two important facts. 1) Technology continues to progress rapidly. In fact, the past decade has seen the fastest productivity growth since the 1960s, but 2) median wages and employment have both […]

Paul Osterman: ‘Moneyball’ lessons for the economy

From USA Today In the book (and now film) Moneyball, general manager Billy Beane transforms the Oakland Athletics by recognizing that overlooked players contribute value to a team. He overturns conventional wisdom, indeed upends baseball’s domination by wealthier teams,by using data to measure performance. What he learns can also apply to the economic challenges we face today. When people think and […]

Facebook “Frenemies Like These”: trustworthiness of advice on Social Media

Log on to Facebook or Twitter any time of day, and you’ll find a familiar scene: people asking questions. “In a book rut – can anyone recommend a good novel?” “Boyfriend and I had a fight – should I dump him?” or “Am shopping for a new suit — which color would look best on me?” […]