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Is the Universe a Hologram?Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions$
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Adolfo Plasencia

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036016

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.001.0001

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MIT Collaborative Innovation: It Takes >2 to Tango

MIT Collaborative Innovation: It Takes >2 to Tango

(p.285) 25 MIT Collaborative Innovation: It Takes >2 to Tango
Is the Universe a Hologram?

Israel Ruiz

Adolfo Plasencia

The MIT Press

Israel Ruiz, Executive Vice President and Treasurer of MIT, starts this dialogue by outlining the model and mechanisms used by MIT, as an institution, to maintain its leadership in disruptive innovation through an economically sustainable process. He goes on to explain the MIT model for the replacement of professors, a dynamic process, which is combined with encouraging the maximum exchange of innovation between bodies and research centers from inside MIT and external ones, keeping the focus on a key idea for the institution: the flexibility of space and ideas aimed at connecting people. Later, he relates how they deal with the continuous influx of new talent on a large scale, while maintaining the peer-to-peer philosophy. He then talks about the way in which MIT assumes the critical opinion of external sources, which assess how the institution is operating, and also discusses how creative freedom is upheld as a nexus in the long term by ensuring that MIT members get time to create; this comprises part of their economic plan. Finally, he outlines how educational and learning practices are renewed by combining face-to-face teaching with their global online project.

Keywords:   Disruptive innovation, Cutting-edge research, Excellence in training, Interchange of innovation, Economic sustainability, Meritocratic value, Peer to peer, Intelligent community, Trial and error, Long-term nexus

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