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How Exclusivity Can Kill Deals – and 3 tips for evaluating projects

Mo Hussain is the founder of Accel Mobile in Boston, Mass, and a member of the MIT EMBA class of 2013.

I’m the founder of a mobile technology company and a few years ago, I found myself negotiating a potential multi-million dollar contract with the head of a telecom conglomerate overseas. The conglomerate was hesitant to sign the deal due to my company’s small size, but I ...


Seeking Evidence For and Against Blockchain Applications

SIMON JOHNSON is the Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he is also head of the Global Economics and Management group and chair of the Sloan Fellows MBA Program Committee. He teaches the Leading in a Global Context module in the MIT EMBA.

“One of my favorite things about MIT is the enthusiasm people have here for talking ...


Preparing for the Future of Jobs

Johanna Hising DiFabio is Assistant Dean of the MIT Executive Degree Programs

We are at a significant moment. We will soon welcome our 10th MIT Executive MBA class to campus. The Class of 2021 will join a network of extraordinary, high-performing individuals who challenge themselves to challenge convention. They will push themselves to rethink how they’ve done things in the past, lead ...