Kellogg in the News

Aeon

How could they? – 06/19/15
Article by Ford Center post-doctoral research fellow Tage Rai explores a new theory for understanding violence.

Forbes

The Secret To Big Data Analytics Success Comes Down To One Word – 06/19/15
Article says that agility is key to getting an enterprise to the point where it can analyze data and make autonomous decisions at massive scale in real-time. References the “Sentient Enterprise” capability maturity model for analytics that Professor Mohan Sawhney helped to develop.

Poets & Quants

The Top MBAs Name Their Favorite Business School Professors – 06/18/15
Article compiles the favorite b-school professors noted by the students in P&Q’s “Class of 2015 Best-and-Brightest MBAs.” Kellogg student Bruno Valle noted that Professor Harry Kraemer and Professor Jose Liberti left particularly strong impressions during his time at Kellogg.

Quartz

How Ford CEO Alan Mullaly turned a broken company into the industry’s comeback kid – 06/18/15
Article written by Professor Harry Kraemer examines the successful turnaround of Ford Motor Company under the leadership of then-CEO Alan Mulally, focusing on Mulally’s application of values-based leadership.

Wall Street Journal

Carter Cast: Reflecting Before an Exit – 06/18/15
Article written by Professor Carter Cast says that before contemplating prospectuses, entrepreneurs should step back and reflect on the emotional and psychological aspects of selling — whether through an IPO, to a private equity firm or to other third parties.

CNBC

Nightly Business Report – 06/16/15
This segment, beginning at the 7-minute mark, interviews Professor Leemore Dafny on how a possible wave of consolidation in the insurance industry may impact consumers’ pockets. Read the transcript here.

Quartz

These statistics illustrate the persistent class divide at Britain’s elite firms – 06/16/15
Article discusses the findings from a new UK government study which shows that class divides strongly persist in recruiting and hiring. References the similar findings from Professor Lauren Rivera’s research.

Fortune

Were you judged fairly at your last job interview? – 06/15/15
This article by Professor Lauren Rivera discusses job discrimination in the 21st century. She says it usually operates through stereotypes that systemically distort how we evaluate job applicants, whether or not we believe these associations to be true.

Poets & Quants

The Business Schools Winning The MBA Student Talent Wars – 06/15/15
Article surveyed 35 MBA admission consultants with the question, “To which schools have you seen your highest quality clients enroll over the years?” Kellogg ranked #6. The full list is here. A shortened version of the article also appeared in Fortune.

Financial Times

'Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs' by Lauren Rivera – 06/14/15
This article reviews Professor Lauren Rivera’s book, Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs. It talks about how top tier firms employ a double filter – first they only consider graduates from prestigious institutions, then they define talent and “fit” in a way that excludes high-performing students from less privileged backgrounds.

Media Post

Brain Research: What’s The Best Length For A Super Bowl Spot? – 06/14/15
This article quotes Professor Moran Cerf on how companies are turning to brain research to learn more about how customers are engaging with their brands and ideas.

Poets & Quants

Most Transparent MBA Admissions: Tuck, HBS, Ross & Fuqua – 06/11/15
This in-depth article ranks business schools on their admissions policies, comparing how well schools get to know their applicants and how transparent they are during the process. Kellogg ranked #3 among the schools that get to know their applicants – the highest ranking for an M7 school in that category.

Crain’s Chicago Business

CPS may get short-term fix, but long-term woes are enormous – 06/10/15
Quotes Professor Don Haider on the idea of recreating the Chicago School Finance Authority, which took over much of CPS' funding for more than a decade in another financial crisis when Jane Byrne was mayor and Jim Edgar the governor.

Harvard Business Review

When Sales Incentives Should Be Based on Profit, Not Revenue – 06/10/15
This article by Professor Andris Zoltners is about how the trend in demand for profitable sales growth follows the logic that a sales force can align salespeople’s effort with company profitability goals by linking incentives to profit, rather than sales metrics.

Bloomberg Business

Why Are So Many Fast Food Characters Coming Back From the Dead? – 06/09/15
This article quotes Professor Derek Rucker on how the resurgence of icons and mascots is a way for companies in the fast food industry to gain publicity and personify their brands. Also reported in the Chicago Tribune.

Business Insider

The 11 business schools that produced the most CEOs at Europe’s biggest and most important companies – 06/09/15
This article ranks business schools according to the number of alums who currently serve as CEOs of the largest public firms in the five largest economies in Europe. Kellogg ranked #8 behind HBS (#2), Wharton (#4) and Booth (#5).

Poets & Quants

MBA Class of 2015: ‘My Biggest Lessons From Business School’ – 06/09/15
A collection of advice from business school graduates this year includes Kellogg student Bruno Valle. He says to keep in mind that everyone is just a regular, smart, hard-working person and there’s no magical formula for success.

New York Magazine

Why Hiding Your True Self Feels So Terrible – 06/08/15
This article cites Professor Maryam Kouchaki’s research, which found that when people are nudged into recalling past experiences where their behaviors felt inauthentic, they tended to feel more immoral and impure than those who’d remembered a time they behaved authentically.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Is Blue Cross’ parent company too big, or not big enough? – 06/06/15
Professor Leemore Dafny is quoted in an article that discusses how larger insurers enjoy many advantages over smaller rivals.

Chicago Tribune

Opticent Health wins Northwestern University Venture Challenge – 06/05/15
Opticent Health, maker of a non-invasive test for eye diseases, won first prize Thursday in the Northwestern University Venture Challenge, taking home $45,000. CEO Kieran Patel, a Ph.D., is pursuing a JD/MBA from Northwestern Law and the Kellogg School of Management. Professor Linda Darragh was quoted saying the competition’s interdisciplinary focus is a unique benefit of the program. Also reported in ChicagoInno.

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