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Jan 19, 2021

Author Larry Downes, an expert on government regulation of the tech industry, argues that the Biden administration should heed the lessons of history and let innovation flourish under a less-is-more approach to intervention.


Sep 15, 2020

In this episode of the Three Big Points podcast, MIT Sloan professor Sinan Aral, author of The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health — and How We Must Adapt, talks about the hype loop — the echo chamber resulting from the explosive growth of social media. Aral argues that...


Jul 7, 2020

Even though we know that professional sports is big business, we might overlook how the strategies used by that industry can be applied to the broader business world. On this week’s episode of the Three Big Points podcast, MIT Sloan lecturer Ben Shields explains how the NBA’s use of data analytics can...


Jun 23, 2020

Emotions are a big part of daily life, and there’s no avoiding them at work — even when employees are working remotely, and especially at a time when emotions are heightened by world events. In this episode of the Three Big Points podcast, authors Molly West Duffy and Liz Fosslien argue that we can improve this...


Jun 9, 2020

Social science tells us how to address the key issues of leading through difficult times at the individual, relational, collective, and contextual levels. The challenge, says Morela Hernandez, a professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, is to lead with humanity. In this week’s episode of...