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The Trust Project at Northwestern University brings decades of research about this complex concept into the hands and heads of academics and business leaders alike.

The Trust Project at Northwestern University

Kellogg, Northwestern launch groundbreaking Trust Project

Results produce cross-disciplinary perspectives on the nature and understanding of trust

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Treat a Muslim Better, Hurt the Islamic State​

04/25/16 – Chicago Tribune
Article reports on Professor Efraim Benmelech’s research, which found that Islamic State recruitment success is positively correlated with homogeneity in a society.

Northwestern launches 2 new funds for startups

04/07/16 – Chicago Tribune
Article highlights the two new funds to support budding entrepreneurs, both students and faculty, at Northwestern.

Platforms are the real powerhouses in Silicon Valley’s business landscape

04/03/16 – TechCrunch
Article argues that the key to big Silicon Valley companies’ success is their focus on building platforms, rather than selling products. Professor Robert Wolcott’s HBR article is referenced, providing examples of these companies with Uber and Netflix.

Here’s Silicon Valley’s Strategic Advantage: Its Platforms

04/01/16 – Huffington Post
Article argues that the key to big Silicon Valley companies’ success is their focus on building platforms, rather than selling products. Professor Robert Wolcott’s HBR article is referenced, providing examples of these companies with Uber and Netflix. Article also seen in Inc.

What Made These Amazing Companies So Disruptive? They All Built Platforms

04/01/16 – SingularityHub
Article argues that the key to big Silicon Valley companies’ success is their focus on building platforms, rather than selling products. Professor Robert Wolcott’s HBR article is referenced, providing examples of these companies with Uber and Netflix.

How Kellogg Teaches Entrepreneurship

03/31/16 – Poets & Quants
Q&A with Professor Linda Darragh highlights Kellogg’s entrepreneurship offerings. “We decided to build the curriculum on a path of not only new venture launch or creation, but also curricular and co-curricular activities around growth and scaling,” Darragh said.

Here’s the advantage that keeps Silicon Valley ahead of the world

03/31/16 – The Washington Post
Article argues that the key to big Silicon Valley companies’ success is their focus on building platforms, rather than selling products. Professor Robert Wolcott’s HBR article is referenced.

Does Your Business Model Look to the Future or Just Defend the Present?

03/22/16 – Harvard Business Review
Article by Professor Rob Wolcott explains why companies that focus on defending established business models will lose in the long run to companies pursuing transitional models to be part of driving the change.

Here's How to Avoid a Disastrous Startup Idea

03/05/16 – Fortune
Article by Professor Linda Darragh urges potential entrepreneurs to evaluate if their motivation is just to escape the corporate world or to solve a problem, challenge or desire.

Tech entrepreneur Emile Cambry expands on his innovation center to make resources available in economically challenged regions

Start Me Up: Emile Cambry Jr. ’08

02/19/16 – A tech entrepreneur expands on his innovation center to make resources available in economically challenged regions

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An Easy Act to Follow

02/11/16 – Super Lawyers
Article profiles Professor Lloyd Shefsky, who segued from being a full-time lawyer to being a consultant, educator, adviser, author and occasional partner to entrepreneurs around the globe.

Moran Cerf, an assistant professor of marketing at Kellogg and a professor of neuroscience at Northwestern, will discuss his research about dreams and behavior change at the 2016 TED Conference in Vancouver this February.

Moran Cerf talks about influencing people through dreams at TED2016 Conference

02/09/16 – Watch Cerf discuss his research on dreams and behavior change at annual conference

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Five Kellogg students and six alumni have been named this year’s Youn Impact Scholars.

Kellogg announces 2016 Youn Impact Scholars

02/01/16 – New awardees to meet with past scholars during Reunion weekend

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As a buyer and builder of urgent care centers, Andrea Malik Roe '08 is redefining what it means to do well and do good

Start Me Up: Andrea Malik Roe ’07

01/12/16 – As a buyer and builder of urgent care centers, Andrea Malik Roe is redefining what it means to do well and do good

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How to Prevent Your New Business From Becoming a Complete Failure

01/11/16 – Fortune
Article by Professor Linda Darragh argues that the decision to keep pressing ahead or shelve an idea for a new business should be an iterative process of testing and gathering feedback, using metrics to gauge the viability of an idea and the appeal of a solution to customers.

Want to end 2015 on a good note? Here's an option with many returns

12/30/15 – Crain's Chicago Business
Op-ed by Professor Linda Darragh, who writes, “At year-end, as people consider reconciling their charitable donations and review what they give to charities, they also may want to consider investing in a venture or fund that targets social impact.”

Kellogg faculty, alumni honored at ChicagoInno’s “50 on Fire” awards

Kellogg faculty, alumni honored at Chicago Inno’s “50 on Fire” Awards

12/23/15 – Startups and professors take center stage at ceremony celebrating Chicago innovation

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The Most Innovative Business School Ideas Of 2015

12/20/15 – Poets & Quants
Article reports on P&Q’s picks for the most innovative moves by business schools in 2015. The list features Kellogg’s growth and scaling curriculum and quotes Professor Ben Jones.

A Northwestern professor explains how to develop in your career without your manager's help

12/19/15 – Business Insider
Article by Professor Carter Cast advises people to develop goals and performance objectives, seek a mentor and increase their C-Suite visibility.

An introduction from the network helped Barry Leslie '08 make an acquisition that more than doubled the size of his firm

Start Me Up: Barry Leslie ’08

12/14/15 – An introduction made through the Kellogg network helped Barry Leslie double the size of his firm.

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