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Brady, Patriots & NFL come out on top — Ben Shields

From USA TODAY It may seem unlikely today, but when all is said and done with Deflategate and Tom Brady returns to the field, the Patriots, the NFL and even Brady all stand to emerge as winners in business over the long-term. To be sure, the Deflategate crisis has been fraught with controversial questions. Was the “more probable than not” evidence cited in the Wells Report strong enough to convict Tom Brady? If so, what is a reasonable punishment?  How serious of an offense is deflating footballs? How should Brady’s cooperation (or alleged lack thereof) in the investigation, including the recent revelation of his destroyed cell phone, factor into the punishment and appeal process?  Fans and the media have been deliberating these and other issues with the same fervor as ranking the greatest quarterbacks of all-time (which, naturally, has been complicated by the allegations against Brady). But when you examine this controversy from a … Read More »The post Brady, Patriots & NFL come out on top — Ben Shields appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >

Female students challenge myths — Julia Yoo and Emily Feldman

From Financial Times Many women continue to struggle with the decision to attend business school, fearing the cost, the commitment and the competitive environment. As two of the youngest women entering the MIT Sloan School of Management MBA in 2012, we had the same concerns. However, we were pleasantly surprised, so we have taken it on ourselves to challenge the four myths we believe hold women back. You will waste money Business school is expensive but it can be a solid investment. Despite the steep and intimidating price tag, an MBA can lead to a lifetime earning potential of more than $3 million, according to one study that reveals it takes, on average, about four years to recoup the return on investment of an MBA. Moreover, 95 per cent of both women and men graduates from 12 US business schools report being satisfied with their MBA education, according to a joint study released by … Read More »The post Female students challenge myths — Julia Yoo and Emily Feldman appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >






 

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