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MIT SMR's Three Big Points is the podcast you need to stay at the top of your game as a business leader. In each episode you’ll get one new idea from the world’s leading academics, researchers, and executives delivered with three takeaways to help you put it to use in your organization.

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    • Business
    • 4.6 • 44 Ratings

MIT SMR's Three Big Points is the podcast you need to stay at the top of your game as a business leader. In each episode you’ll get one new idea from the world’s leading academics, researchers, and executives delivered with three takeaways to help you put it to use in your organization.

    Should the U.S. Government Slow Its Roll in Technology Regulation?

    Should the U.S. Government Slow Its Roll in Technology Regulation?

    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.

    • 27 min
    Inside the Hype Machine

    Inside the Hype Machine

    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 the ongoing dialogue between machine intelligence and human decision-making is changing our society at every level. MIT Sloan’s Sinan Aral discusses social media as a marketing tool that can have a positive impact — if used ethically.

    • 17 min
    Why Sports Still Leads the Analytics Revolution

    Why Sports Still Leads the Analytics Revolution

    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 offer important lessons for organizations that want to derive real value from their data to gain a competitive edge.

    • 13 min
    The Secret to Supporting Your Workforce in Critical Times

    The Secret to Supporting Your Workforce in Critical Times

    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 stressful situation for everyone by setting a positive example, shifting expectations, and leading with empathy.

    • 13 min
    Humanity: A Leader’s Secret Weapon

    Humanity: A Leader’s Secret Weapon

    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 the Three Big Points podcast, Hernandez offers specific and actionable advice leaders can follow amid COVID-19 to inspire their teams and lead with compassion.

    • 12 min
    Making Remote Work Work

    Making Remote Work Work

    As companies adjust to the sudden, recent shift to remote work amid COVID-19 and consider its long-term implications for employees, they’re faced with a new challenge: how to make remote work a permanent and productive part of their long-term workforce strategies. In this week’s episode of the Three Big Points podcast, MIT researcher Kristine Dery suggests ways leaders can help their employees address the pain of remote work and transform the experience into an opportunity to excel.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Mark Colgan ,

If you care about your business, you need to listen to this podcast

The perspectives Paul and his guests offer on business management are incredible. If you really care about your business, this is the podcast you need to listen to. Thanks Paul!

Lynn is aewsome ,

I LOVE THIS

Highly recommend! Information is relevant and presented in a engaging manner.

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Timely, Concise and Useful

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