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Medical devices follow a complicated, expensive path toward FDA approval, but Kellogg alumni working in the space say the rewards are there.

Medical devices

Interactive: Growing the med tech industry

Kellogg alumni navigate the FDA’s approval process for medical technology

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David Hegerty '07

Start Me Up: David Hegarty ‘07

12/16/14 – Serial entrepreneur starts Fixed to contest parking tickets

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How Quxsi and other apps are responding to the surge of Uber

12/10/14 – Chicago Tribune
Mohan Sawhney on how one company’s surging popularity can spawn a microeconomy of new companies and why this is a healthy development for consumers.

Consumers Are No Longer Brand Loyal

12/10/14 – Forbes
Quotes Professor Robert Wolcott, who said, “Brands earn trust by being authentic, and by being seen to be authentic. They earn loyalty by creating meaningful experiences across all contacts in ways that matter to customers.”

Adam Louras '11

Start Me Up: Adam Louras ’11

12/01/14 – With Koa, Adam Louras has created a nutrient-rich beverage that is good for you

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40 Under 40

12/01/14 – Crain’s Chicago Business
The 2014 list includes Professor David Schonthal, who co-founded a health-tech incubator that will open in Merchandise Mart in early 2015. Quotes Professor Carter Cast, who said, “He's got a ton of talent and a ton of bandwidth. He's very effective.

James Mault

3 lessons for the future of hospitals

11/17/14 – Qualcomm Life Chief Medical Officer James Mault discusses the business lessons hospitals can take from taxicabs, airlines and coffee shops

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From Gross To Gourmet: A Tale Of Entrepreneurial Reinvention

11/15/14 – Forbes
Article reports on the story of Levy Restaurants that Professor Lloyd Shefsky tells in his book, Invent, Reinvent, Thrive.

Founder Equity tries new twist on venture fund model

11/11/14 – Crain’s Chicago Business
Quotes Professor Andrew Razeghi, who said that Lecturer Joe Dwyer and Lecturer Sean Johnson’s new company, which is part venture fund and part incubator, is innovative, relevant and helpful.

Larry Gies '92

Growth Solutions: Larry Gies '92

11/10/14 – In the first of a new series, Madison Industries' CEO and president shares his insights on growing organizations

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Kellogg Insight Live

Triggering growth

11/05/14 – Alumni and faculty share their secrets for growing companies

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Luke Tanen '14 and Professor Tom Kuczmarski

The matchmakers

11/03/14 – A professor and a grad match Chicago startups with world-class companies

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Herb Greenberg on Stocks: How Starbucks Is Caffeinating Its Game

11/03/14 – The Street
Article examines Starbucks’s continuous reinvention and mentions Professor Lloyd Shefsky’s book, Invent, Reinvent, Thrive.

What College Can Teach the Aspiring Entrepreneur

11/03/14 – The Wall Street Journal
Article quotes Professor Linda Darragh, who said that undergraduate students can use summer internships to explore different parts of the business cycle. Also quotes Professor Michael Marasco, who said that non-business courses also build skills useful to entrepreneurs.

Why Entrepreneurs Don't Need New Ideas—They Need Problem-Solving Skills

11/01/14 – eNEWSLINE
Article by Professor Linda Darragh argues that entrepreneurs find success by finding a solution to a problem, then following the Discover, Test, Launch process.

When it’s best not to resolve family discord

11/01/14 – Family Business
Article by Professor Lloyd Shefsky argues that, in certain cases, trying to improve bad family business relationships is counterproductive, and everyone would be better off if no such attempts were made.

Why baby boomers are an important part of technology’s future

10/31/14 – Washington Post
Article cites research by Professor Ben Jones that found that the average age of innovators is steadily rising, with the average age of greatest achievement for Nobel Prize winners and great tech inventors having increased six years to 45.

How the Swash Got Laughed Out of the Room -- and Into Your Home

10/27/14 – Bloomberg
Quotes Professor Lloyd Shefsky on Whirlpool and P&G’s Swash. “You can’t really get through life without a washing machine, but you can get through life without this,” Shefsky said.

Getting ahead may require changing tactics, observers say

10/27/14 – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Article reports on Professor Lloyd Shefsky’s book, Invent, Reinvent, Thrive. “Businesses reinvent because things have changed, such as competition, government regulation and pricing,” Shefsky said.

Branding pro talks reinvention

10/21/14 – CNBC
Financial news contributor Herb Greenberg mentions Professor Lloyd Shefsky and his book, “Invent, Reinvent, Thrive.” Greenberg talks about IBM’s current earnings and how Shefsky’s book argues the need for constant reinvention and explains how IBM did that in the past. Segment begins around 1:30.

To Stay Inspired, Entrepreneurs Must Notice, Ask, Try

10/21/14 –
Article quotes Professor Lloyd Shefsky on leaders’ need to sharpen their entrepreneurial mindsets constantly and includes examples from his book, “Invent, Reinvent, Thrive.”

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