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Anjali Sastry

Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan; Faculty Advisor to the MIT Legatum Center


Anjali Sastry is Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, Faculty Advisor to the MIT Legatum Center for Entrepreneurship and Development, and Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her management science PhD in system dynamics and physics and Russian bachelor’s degrees are from MIT. Since founding MIT’s GlobalHealth Lab, she has developed 100 on-the-ground projects with front-line enterprises to improve healthcare scope, efficiency, and quality in frontier markets. Drawing on her grounding in system dynamics, her current work investigates how business models and organizational design enable the delivery of needed services and goods amid constraints.

Anjali serves on the Board of Directors of global nongovernmental organization Management Sciences for Health and educational non-profit ResearchILD. A former advisor in residence to Tata Trusts on innovation and systems thinking, she is founding advisor to a new company, shift7. Anjali shares her work widely. Her book Parenting Your Child with Autism: Practical Solutions, Strategies, and Advice (New Harbinger) pairs personal experience with research. Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner (HBS Press), is a guide to orchestrating learning in the workplace.

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