Weather-Proofing Small Farmers In India – 05/10/16
Article features a social impact startup founded by a current Kellogg student. Kheyti is a one-year-old startup in Hyderabad, India, that sells modular greenhouses to small farmers who have .2 to 2 hectares of land.
A Tribe Called Mash-Up – 05/10/16
This podcast features Professor Nour Kteily discussing tribes, belonging, and collective responsibility. Who do we claim as our own, and what do we do when one of our own goes off the rails?
Will Your Doctor Kill You? – 05/09/16
Article addresses a recent research results that claimed medical errors were the number three leading cause of death in the U.S., and quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz's advice that there's no need to panic because there are steps that can be taken by organized medicine to reduce medical errors, such as putting more emphasis on primary care physicians and thus reducing opportunities for miscommunications through layers of care.
The New York Times
What Do Consumers Want? Look at Their Selfies – 05/07/16
Article discusses a Chicago-based company called Pay Your Selfie, which uses social media “selfies” to gather consumer insights. Quotes Professor Aparna Labroo on how the option of privacy provided by this app suggests a greater possibility for authenticity in insights.
The Wall Street Journal
Why You Should Have More Empathy – 05/02/16
Article cites research from Professor Loran Nordgren, which found that people are less likely to show compassion for someone going through a hardship that they have also gone through, compared with people who have had no experience with the particular situation.