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Huffington Post

Here's What Uber Is Doing For Its Very Best Drivers – 04/17/15
Article quotes Professor Derek Rucker on how Uber rewards its best drivers, how it’s a nice way of saying that the company cares about high quality and are working on ways to reinforce it, and also how the program motivates Uber drivers to provide better service.


How Power-Hungry Bosses Keep Their Power – 04/14/15
Article quotes Professor Jon Maner on his study, Divide and Conquer: When and Why Leaders Undermine the Cohesive Fabric of Their Group, which shows how bosses at the top of the hierarchy are often hostile toward members who are deemed powerful enough to challenge their authority, and divide subordinates to prevent alliances being formed.

Huffington Post

Shhh! Don't Tell Institutional Investors, but Sustainability Drives Returns in Real Assets – 04/14/15
Article features Lecturer David Chen, who discusses his role as CEO of Equilibrium Capital and how he incorporates sustainability into his investments. Chen also comments on the importance of financial engineering being a huge force for social good.

Poets & Quants

Where Are The Women In Venture Capital? – 04/14/15
Article quotes Professor Linda Darragh on the lack of female presence in the venture capital world, emphasizing that female entrepreneurs bring a unique understanding of certain markets and having women as partners at top venture capital firms can help diversify the markets those firms can invest in. She also mentions female involvement in Kellogg entrepreneurship courses and names specific women-led startups coming out of Kellogg.

IFC World Bank

Reinventing Mining – 04/13/15
Article interviews Mark Cutifani, the CEO of Anglo American on the Development Partner Framework, which is co-led by Anglo American and Kellogg Innovation Network. Cutifani talks about how the Framework is prompting the industry to listen to some of its harshest critics and how this new approach could drive shared economic, environmental and social value.

IFC World Bank

A Spiritual Perspective – 04/13/15

Article interviews a leader of the Vatican about his views on the Development Partner Framework as he praises the inclusiveness of the DPF and how it invites academics (Kellogg) and NGOs, creating a safe space where issues challenging the industry could be discussed.

Pacific Standard

The Power of Female Leaders in Ethnically Diverse Countries – 04/11/15
New research co-authored by Professor Susan Perkins shows that countries with a lot of ethnic diversity experience greater economic growth when they have a female head of state.

New York Times

Do Assassins Really Change History? – 04/10/15
Article co-authored by Professor Benjamin Jones talks about his recent research on how attempted assassinations of great leaders have impacted history. Research shows that deaths of autocrats tend to promote a path towards democracy, and failed assassination attempts can alter the course of history.


Can the Chinese learn to fight pollution from Britain – 04/10/15
Article quotes Professor Nicola Persico on how Britain’s history of fighting pollution can offer some advice to China and China’s battle against pollution. He argues that today’s Chinese elites are troubled and harmed by pollution issues, and the situation is so bad that soon elites may wish to make the government more responsive to mass-demand for clean air and water. This article is written in Mandarin.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Why Northwestern's engineering school boasts so many startups – 04/09/15

Article talks about Northwestern’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The 10 startups Farley produced in less than a decade is worth more than $500 million altogether, including SiNode Systems, a technology startup founded by Kellogg alumni Samir Mayekar.

New York Times

Explaining Jeb Bush’s ‘Hispanic’ Error – 04/09/15
Article authored by Professor Eli Finkel talks about a study that suggests that being invested in a romantic relationship changes how we define ourselves, even at the deepest levels of identity. In the case of Jeb Bush, his marriage may be the factor behind his erroneous listing of himself as Hispanic on a 2009 voter registration.

New York Times

First-Generation Students Unite – 04/08/15
Article quotes Professor Nicole Stephens on the first generation college student experience, and comments that cultural signals on campus enable affluent students to see college as “a continuation of their experience.” Students who don’t think they fit in are less likely to reach out for help and more likely to suffer emotionally and have lower grades, said Stephens.


Lane Bryant’s powerful body positive campaign is making Victoria’s Secret look outdated – 04/08/15
Article quotes Professor Tim Calkins on how Lane Bryant is making it easy for consumers to understand what makes them special with their new body positive campaign, in the same way that Apple targeted Microsoft and rental car company Avis targeted Hertz.

Financial Times

Strategy development – 04/07/15

Article is written by student Merih Ocbazghi who talks about the importance of developing a strategy to focus his energy on the important things that will make his remaining time at Kellogg worthwhile: developing deeper and stronger connections with the people. 

New York Times

Can You Learn to Lead? – 04/07/15

Article comments on whether students can really learn to lead at b-schools, and mentions Kellogg along with other M7 schools regarding how much the schools talk about the word “leadership” in their branding. 

Poets & Quants

Getting The Most From Your First Year – 04/04/15

Article quotes Rohan Rajiv, a first-year Kellogg student, on advice to incoming b-school students.


The discrimination debate: Why it hurt Starbucks, but worked for Apple – 04/03/15
Article written by Professor Nicholas Pearce notes that although some argue that controversial social issues are not the business of businesses, research has shown that companies can be prime platforms for catalyzing contentious social change.

Chicago Tribune

Say Cheez-It: How a new snack got my full attention – 04/02/15
Article quotes Professor Derek Rucker on a surprise product pitch received by a Tribune reporter: a mosaic of her Twitter profile picture recreated by Cheez-It pieces. Rucker says that this novel way of grabbing attention often times leads to interest to share or discuss because of the element of surprise.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Henikoff, Achler close $28 million venture fund – 04/02/15
Article features Lecturers Troy Henikoff and Mark Achler and MATH Venture Partners, the venture fund that the duo created, and announced the close of the $28 million fund. The fund will be used to contribute to seed and Series A funding rounds for early and mid stage digital tech companies. Chicago Tribune also covered the story.

Chicago Tribune

McDonald's raising its minimum wage, but some say it's not enough – 04/01/15
Article quotes Professor Tim Calkins on how the McDonald’s plan to raise starting wages by $1 above the local minimum at select restaurants helps polish the brand’s image, because happy employees are more likely to deliver great service and drive growth.

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