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Professor Mark Achler and visiting innovators meet with students in Kellogg’s San Francisco Winter Quarter.

Kellogg pilots San Francisco quarter for entrepreneurship, growth and scaling

Kellogg pilots San Francisco quarter for entrepreneurship, growth and scaling

Bay Area winter quarter marks the latest evolution in the expansion of innovation offerings

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Here Are 2 Ways You Can Convince Your Boss That You Deserve a Raise

05/17/17 – Fortune
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Mark Achler discusses two ways that startup employees can approach their bosses to negotiate a raise. He explains that communicating need for financial assistance is crucial, as well as demonstrating improved performance at your annual or six-month review.

5 business school professors share their best tips to successfully start a company

05/15/17 – Business Insider
Article originally published on Kellogg Insight provides five insights from Kellogg faculty regarding what it takes to get a company up and running, including Professors Ben Jones, Scott Baker and David Schonthal as well as Adjunct Lecturers Sean Johnson and Gabe Vehovsky. Insights include being wary of angel investors, fine-tuning the user experience, and finding the right partner.

How Unilever Risked Too Much on Dove to Appeal to Women

05/15/17 – Fortune
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Paul Earle explores the backlash that Unilever received due to its new line of Dove Body Wash bottles in the U.K. that are designed to mimic different female body types. He praises the company for taking a risk, but emphasizes the need for the creation of new brands. Earle’s corporate innovation and new ventures class is mentioned as well.

Why Tesla Could Become the Next Apple

05/13/17 – Fortune
Article by Professor Mohanbir Sawhney explains why Tesla has the potential to become as valuable as Apple. Sawhney notes that in order for Tesla to become the next Apple, it will need the “Steve Jobs” approach to marketing in addition to efficient manufacturing.

A business school professor says your ‘movie trailer’ is a critical part of being a great networker

05/12/17 – Business Insider
Article originally published on Kellogg Insight discusses tips from Clinical Professor Craig Wortmann on how to transform professional situations into opportunities by being prepared for networking conversations. Wortmann suggests that you prepare a “movie trailer of you”—a concise and compelling response to “what do you do?”—to help people connect to you and your motivations.

Hackers, Empathy and Neuroscience: A Conversation With Moran Cerf

05/09/17 – Forbes
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott features an interview with neuroscientist and Professor Moran Cerf, in which the two discuss what makes for successful hackers and scientists, as well as the future of neuroscience. “Hacking at the heart of it is understanding people…Artists, hackers, good investors, they all share something which is being particularly good at tapping into someone else’s brain,” said Cerf.

Your Lack of Experience Could Be Just What A Startup Needs

04/28/17 – Poets & Quants
Article by Professor David Schonthal explains how having a non-traditional background is not a deal breaker for entering a new professional field, especially at a startup. He notes that you must possess valuable skills without spinning yourself to look like a better fit than you actually are.

Robo-Entrepreneurs, Jobless Economy And Being Entrepreneurial: A Conversation With Howard Tullman

04/21/17 – Forbes
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott recounts his conversation with Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871. The article shares Tullman’s wisdom about several topics, including the jobless economy, robo-entrepreneurs, and how education needs to transform for people to thrive in this technology-driven century.

The King Customer Paradox: The More Empowered, The More We Lose Control

04/10/17 – Forbes
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott explains the importance of what he refers to as the “king customer paradox,” in which consumers are simultaneously becoming more powerful and losing control. As technologies and services become more intrusive in order to satisfy hard-to-please customers, Wolcott argues that it is our personal responsibility to determine whom to trust and what to pay attention to.

The 5 Worst Things You Could Say to a Venture Capitalist

04/06/17 – Fortune
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Mark Achler discusses five examples of what not to say to a venture capitalist when pitching your company.

Virtual Reality, Sex And Chocolate Cake: Desire In A Post-Virtual World

03/30/17 – Forbes
Article by Clinical Professor Robert Wolcott and Professor Moran Cerf explores how invisible interfaces and intelligence-to-intelligence communication technologies have the potential to transform the human experience.

Kellogg Does Its Own Bay Area Startup​

03/27/17 – Poets & Quants
Article highlights Kellogg’s Winter quarter pilot offering in San Francisco for students interested in entrepreneurship, startups, early-stage companies, and venture capital. The pilot program offered students a chance to take three courses as well as an internship over a full 10-week quarter. Features perspective from Professor Linda Darragh, Adjunct Lecturer Mark Achler and Adjunct Lecturer Mike Xenakis.

The Future Of All Business: Proximity, Scale And Business Model Innovation

03/06/17 – Forbes
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott explains how proximity presents profound implications for business in two ways (scale and business model change) and suggests paths forward.

When The Computer Is You: The Rise Of Proxy AI

02/19/17 – Forbes
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott examines AI and our future, introducing the concept of Proxy AIs, which would simulate the intellectual and emotional responses of a specific human being.

Blockchain, Burning Man And The Future Of Governance: A Conversation With John Clippinger

02/16/17 – Forbes
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott features commentary on his conversation with John Clippinger, who discussed with him how humans organize—from contract law to Burning Man—and how technologies like blockchain enable new approaches to business and government.

Northwestern channels 'Shark Tank' in new Kellogg student competition

02/03/17 – Chicago Tribune
Article recaps the Kellogg Venture Challenge Shark Tank, which featured quick pitches from eight Kellogg student startups in front of four judges. Startups Re-Bucha, Tiltas and eRetirements were the top winners.

Leading People Too Smart to Be Led

02/02/17 – Harvard Business Review
Article by Professor Wolcott discusses six different ways for leaders to lead a wildly creative, highly effective organization.

Nothing: What Will Remain Uniquely Human In An Age Of AI

02/01/17 – Forbes
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott explains how in this century, artificial intelligences will overtake human beings across an ever-widening swath of capabilities. These capabilities will in many cases be integrated into our living systems, facing us with the question: What might remain uniquely human? And does this question even matter?

A Kellogg MBA Creates Real-Time Tracking For A Trillion-Dollar Industry

01/31/17 – Poets & Quants
Article profiles Kellogg alumnus and entrepreneur Matt Elenjickal, who founded FourKites after graduation. He says his time at Kellogg provided him with “the 3C’s that every entrepreneur is looking for”: capital, connections, and customers, and praises the support of the Zell Fellowship during his time as a student.

This Kellogg MBA Is Revolutionizing K-8 Education

01/27/17 – Poets & Quants
Article features Kellogg alum Sidharth Kakkar’s education start-up, Front Row Education, which is revolutionizing K-8 education with online programming and has seen remarkable growth in the two years since its launch.

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