Innovation & Entrepreneurship News

Pablo Jaramillo '16 presents his startup Grou, an online marketplace for agricultural products in Latin America, during a competition in May. Jaramillo won the Kellogg Social Entrepreneurship Award.

A trio of Kellogg students won a total of $170,000 to launch and develop their social impact startups through Kellogg’s annual social impact awards.

Kellogg announces 2016 Social Impact Awards winners

Three Kellogg social entrepreneurs will receive a total of $170,000 to launch and develop their startups

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Top Business Schools See Family Office Education as Growth Area

07/07/16 – Bloomberg
Article quotes Professor Justin Craig, who says that Kellogg is starting a new offering in 2017 to help family businesses grow and scale. Alumni and mounting research in the past 15 years have shown that family-owned companies are vital to growing economies, he said.

Money Should Never Drive a Startup’s Relationship With Investors

06/30/16 – Fortune
Article by Professor Linda Darragh explores how startup founders can establish a relationship with the right investors to gain access not only to seed or growth capital, but also to their industry expertise and contacts.

The B-School Impact Investing Uprising​

06/27/16 – Poets & Quants
Article discusses the increasing focus on impact investing at top business schools, noting relevant Kellogg courses such as Early Stage Impact Investing and Micro-Finance and the Role of Financial Institutions in Development.

Do assassinations change opinions?​

06/20/16 – NPR
This audio story, which features Professor Benjamin Jones, discusses how the recent Brexit campaign briefly paused after the assassination of British lawmaker Jo Cox and looks back at other examples where assassinations changed the course of history.

IDEO Partner Tom Kelley talks creativity and how to bring it into an organization

Leading with creative confidence

06/09/16 – IDEO Partner Tom Kelley talks creativity and how to bring it into an organization

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Why In-N-Out Burger And Google Have More In Common Than You Think

06/07/16 – Forbes
Article quotes Dean DeBiase, adjunct lecturer, about why Salesforce can keep growing because it makes its stakeholders better off.

Growth Guru's Inside Scoop On McDonald's Turnaround

05/27/16 – Inc.
Article quotes Adjunct Lecturer Dean DeBiase on the strategy behind McDonald's recently doubled revenue growth rate, which propelled its earnings up 35% and its stock to an all-time high.

Growth Guru Likes Facebook, Microsoft

05/23/16 – Forbes
Article cites Professor Mohan Sawhney’s research on growth and how not all growth is good. Bad growth — such as that caused by subprime lending or acquisitions that add needlessly to a company’s complexity — produces short-term revenue growth but longer-term collapse

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.

Silicon Valley’s fastest growing companies succeed because they aren’t focused on selling

04/25/16 – Quartz
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 recent Harvard Business Review article is referenced, providing examples of these companies with Uber and Netflix

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.

The Trust Project at Northwestern University

Kellogg, Northwestern launch groundbreaking Trust Project

03/01/16 – Results produce cross-disciplinary perspectives on the nature and understanding of trust

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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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