Many (or most) of my mechanical engineering learning experiences at MIT, bored me to tears. One exception was an undergraduate course called “Creativity,” which possibly influenced my entrepreneurial future. The experience was clearly designed to push our class beyond the framework of standard thinking, and it likely influenced my future thinking processes. On day one of this course,...read more
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Interestingly, executive education rankings by various publications produce results which seem all over the map. In fact, the results within each one of these publications may very wildly from year to year. My general news Bible happens to be the Financial Times (FT). FYI, in 2011 Harvard was #4, IMD #5, Columbia #17, Stanford #32, UCLA #36, and my alma mater MIT Sloan, #54! This seems...read more
Most of my Mechanical Engineering courses at MIT bored me to tears. One exception was a course called “Creativity” which may have influenced me entrepreneurially. We were given a 150-page manual describing a planet called Arcturus IV (fictitious of course) which was similar to, but which possessed different characteristics than Earth, e.g. gravitational pull, soil and atmospheric...read more
Last year, MIT Sloan School of Management published a study performed by Professor and head of MIT’s Entrepreneurship program Ed Roberts (David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology, Founder/Chair, MIT Entrepreneurship Center), and Professor Charles Eesley (Assistant Professor in the Entrepreneurship Group at Stanford University). The study demonstrates MIT’s entrepreneurial...read more
Murray Gell-Mann is one of the world’s standout intellectual legends, where he’s known for developing key aspects of the modern theory of quantum physics, but is renowned in many other fields as well. Admitted to Yale at 15, he earned his PhD from MIT at 21; in 1969 he received the Nobel prize (unshared) in Physics. But he has also become an international adviser on the environment,...read more
Note: In the Innovation section of this blog I posted six chapters briefly describing my life, from youth through my Wall Street days. As a sample, I’m posting one of these chapters, the one covering the possible influences of my MIT undergrad period on my later career. Blogs describing my experiences at Gartner, Soundview, Giga, and currently, will eventually be posted in the Gartner,...read more