Where Einstein Meets Edison

The Rejection Gene

The Rejection Gene

Jul 12, 2010

Nikolas M., 1 a friend of mine — a classmate, really — is the definition of mischievously handsome: 90% cheekbones, 10% daredevil. He is not just attractive relative to MIT standards; he is magnetic and dashing in the absolute. Tall and bronzed and chiseled with dark twinkling eyes, he has the look of a Greek god if you could intercept a Greek god saying...

Entrepreneurship Lessons by MIT Sloan MBA

Entrepreneurship Lessons by MIT Sloan MBA

Jun 8, 2010

In 2008 I left Portugal and BCG to come to MIT Sloan and join the MBA class of 2010. One of my goals coming to Sloan? To learn about entrepreneurship, absorbing experiences shared by the existing entrepreneurial community. I believe I learned a few lessons about it from different sources, and since I haven’t seen a similar compilation posted anywhere, I...

Globalized Clustering

Globalized Clustering

Apr 28, 2010

Conventional wisdom tells us that entrepreneurship flourishes in “clusters”, i.e. geographic hot-spots of innovation, typically surrounding at least one world-renowned university that specializes in science or engineering. Such are the entrepreneurial clusters of the Silicon Valley, Boston, Tel-Aviv, New York, and Austin, to name a few. In fact, the numbers...

East Meets West: 5 Observations on Silicon Valley from an MIT Sloan Perspective

East Meets West: 5 Observations on Silicon Valley from an MIT Sloan Perspective

Mar 26, 2010

In January, a class of 90 MIT Sloan students traveled to Silicon Valley as part of the annual MIT Sloan Entrepreneurship & Innovation Class Trek. Our purpose was to take a deeper look into the entrepreneurial ecosystem on the West Coast. We were keenly interested in entrepreneurial trends, local investment wisdom, and the Silicon Valley culture. Here are our...