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“There’s A Killer in the House” Part 2: A Three-Step Solution for the Middle East and Ourselves

“There’s A Killer in the House” Part 2: A Three-Step Solution for the Middle East and Ourselves

Apr 15, 2011

My last post described a terrifying scenario that could result if we do not help to overcome job creation problems in the Middle East, specifically Saudi Arabia. If the unrest in Libya were to be replicated in Saudi Arabia, 10 million barrels a day of oil exports would be at risk – plus equally importantly, the world’s 3 million barrel buffer. Now I would...

AC/DC Controversy of the 1880s Applied to Natural Gas Today: Reflections after the 2011 MIT Energy Conference

AC/DC Controversy of the 1880s Applied to Natural Gas Today: Reflections after the 2011 MIT Energy Conference

Mar 14, 2011

In the 1880s, Thomas Edison was locked in a battle with the legendary inventor Nikola Tesla and the entrepreneur George Westinghouse.  Edison argued that alternating current was “impractical” and highly dangerous.  He supported the demonstration of electrocution of numerous animals to show the press and the public the danger of alternating...

Does an Innovation Ecosystem Need an “MIT” or Will Evita Perons Do?: A Romanian Tale

Does an Innovation Ecosystem Need an “MIT” or Will Evita Perons Do?: A Romanian Tale

Mar 4, 2011

In my role at the head of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, I have the great opportunity, at times, to travel the world and learn about entrepreneurship on a global scale, and to gain knowledge and perspective to help us be more effective in our mission at home.   This past week was such an experience. There is an underlying assumption that to have an...

Ten Thoughts from Silicon Valley

Ten Thoughts from Silicon Valley

Jan 10, 2011

MITER is pleased to publish a short series from MIT Sloan’s 2011 Silicon Valley Study Tour for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Track students.  We begin with some reflections from Bill Aulet, Managing Director of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center.  Stay tuned for more from our writers! Each year, the MIT Entrepreneurship Center and Sloan School...

Driving Innovation In Large Corporations III: Lessons Learned and Conclusions

Driving Innovation In Large Corporations III: Lessons Learned and Conclusions

Apr 20, 2010

Harnessing the Power of Proven Entrepreneurial Techniques to Drive Innovation in a Large Company. By William K. Aulet (MIT Entrepreneurship Center), Ricardo dos Santos (Qualcomm, MIT Sloan MBA’97), Stig Poulsen (Danfoss Ventures) and William R. Wagner (Hewlett Packard, MIT PhD’83 Course V). In each of the cases we reviewed in Part II, for a...