Category Archives: Leadership

Capturing the Business Benefits of Student-Industry Collaboration

Here’s how to run student-centered research on supply chains.  Of course they are discussing masters and PhD students.

I find the technique is powerful at all levels of higher education. Projects force students to think deeply about an actual problem, and they also allow them to be creative in how to attack them.  The professor becomes more of a coach– no preaching, but lots of encouragement, and a bit of guidance to keep the goal in mind and the project on track.

I recommend exploring how a project would fit into your class routine, especially one involving an outside client as they do at MIT.

Source: Capturing the Business Benefits of Student-Industry Collaboration

A conversation with Jerry Brown

Gov Jerry Brown speaks at the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting.

Team wins prize for rentable refrigeration in India

I found this outstanding example of entrepreneurship through the Supply Chain @ MIT blog.  It is a great case of entrepreneurs meeting a real need and shaping the product to fit it.  The extra advantage, and one all entrepreneurs should heed, is that many of the best ideas are  humanitarian, sustainable, and ethical, turning a problem real people (or creatures) have into something economically viable as well.  Hats off to these students.

Also note that MIT students (and Harvard students, I am bound to say, though my Princeton degree makes it harder) won the first 3 prizes!!

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Modular boxes that keep food shipments fresh win MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize.

Source: Team wins prize for bringing rentable refrigeration to India’s food supply chain | MIT News

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Modular Refrigeration Units Could Reduce Cold Chain Costs in India