Tag Archives: Silicon Valley

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 […]

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 […]

LinkedIn: When the party ends–MIT Leadership Center director discusses recent IPO

From the Washington Post LinkedIn’s recent IPO is generating tremendous buzz in the world of high-tech and the financial markets. Doubling your stock price doesn’t happen every day, so company euphoria is completely understandable. In fact, passing around the champagne and caviar is a good thing. Company employees should be able to party when good news […]

Lesson from Romania: “Evita” got it right

As head of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, I occasionally travel and learn about entrepreneurship on a global scale, gaining knowledge and perspective to help us be more effective in our mission at home.   And a trip I just made to Romania belies the common assumption an innovation-based entrepreneurial ecosystem requires the presence of an “MIT-like” […]