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To Employers, A Perfect MBA Looks Like This – 01/12/15

Article reports on Businessweek and GMAC’s employer surveys, both of which found that employers most value communication skills in MBAs. Quotes Betsy Ziegler, associate dean of MBA programs, who said, “As we think about what majors we should be offering, and what collection of classes in general, thematically what themes we should be talking about, recruiters are at the core.”


3 lessons every new leader should know – 01/10/15
Article by Dean Sally Blount advises people in leadership positions for the first time to recognize why they were picked, to build their teams and to find two or three good advisors.

International Business Times

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Trial: Social Conservatives Who See Suspect As Non-White Likely To Judge Harsher – 01/07/15

Article reports on a study by Professor Nour Kteily that found that potential jurors who consider themselves social conservatives and who harbor feelings of superiority over criminals and outsiders are more likely to view the Boston Marathon bomber as non-white, in spite of his ethnic Caucasian background, and to demand harsher penalties. The Washington Post also reported on the study.

The Atlantic

Why Are So Few Black People Using Bitcoin? – 01/07/15
Quotes Professor Nicholas Pearce, who said, “For African Americans in particular, I think the issue with Bitcoin is that it stimulates arms-length transactions. In the African American community, by and large, people tend to be more relationship-oriented than transactionally-driven.”


What successful women want in 2015 – 01/06/15
Article includes Dean Sally Blount’s goal of “inspiring growth in our people and teams: in terms of self-understanding, customer insight and market connectivity.”

Huffington Post

The São Paulo Stock Exchange Expansion Would Be a Good Move – 01/06/15
Article by Professor Susan Perkins argues the Sao Paulo stock exchange expansion into the national stock exchanges of Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru is likely to increase the liquidity of stock markets throughout Latin America, which will be needed to get past this economic downturn.


What Cuba’s new investors can learn from Coca-Cola – 01/05/15
Article by Professor Nicola Persico explains how Coca-Cola’s entry into Myanmar in 2013 illustrates the challenges and opportunities that businesses could very well face when they seek license to operate in Cuba.

The Guardian

Sustainable mining: an inherent contradiction in terms? – 01/05/15

Article reports on a white paper by the Kellogg Innovation Network that is meant to serve as a framework to inspire more mining companies to develop sustainable projects that could also boost their profits.

The New York Times

Do No Harm? It May Be Hard to Avoid With Health Law’s Medicare Cuts – 01/05/15
Article cites a study by Professors David Dranove, Craig Garthwaite and Christopher Ody that found that hospitals responded to the 2008 market collapse not by cutting staff but by trimming back in other specific areas, including advanced medical records and less profitable services like those for substance use treatment or those provided in trauma centers.


What moves global stock markets? Lately it’s been news out of Washington, D.C. – 01/04/15
Article reports on research by Professor Scott Baker that found that U.S. economic policy developments have increasingly triggered sharp stock market moves in the U.S. and across the globe.

American Association of Individual Investors

Corporate Reinvention and the Creation (or Destruction) of Value – 01/01/15
Article by Professor Lloyd Shefsky argues that amidst the many signs investors face in decision-making, the ability of a company’s leaders to handle major setbacks is particularly valuable to examine.

BizEd Magazine

Admissions Turns to Video – 01/01/15

Article reports on the increase in schools converting their application essays to online video formats. Quotes Kate Smith, assistant dean of admissions, who said that Kellogg still strives to conduct interviews with every applicant, “but the video essay gives us an opportunity to meet each student early in the application process.” Article can be found on page 56.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago team returning to Super Bowl – 12/31/14
Article mentions Kellogg’s Super Bowl Advertising Review and quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who said that WeatherTech’s ad this year is a “big opportunity is to spend a little more time explaining here's exactly why this makes such good sense to go out and purchase.”


How To Charge More for Higher Quality – 12/30/14
Article includes a video of Professor Mike Mazzeo and his Roadside MBA coauthors explaining how product differentiation helped a tiny dairy farm survive.

Harvard Business Review

How to Handle 3 Types of Difficult Conversations – 12/29/14
Quotes Professor Jeanne Brett, who said that when people hear about a decision that affects their jobs, they should calmly explain how the decision is bad for the entire company rather than complain about how it affects them personally.

The Globe and Mail

What high frequency trading really does to Canadian markets – 12/24/14
Article reports on research by Professor Robert Korjczyk that found that high frequency traders do tend to withdraw from the markets at a higher rate than traditional “designated market makers” during times of high stress, which is valuable information for regulators trying to help guide Canada’s markets.

Chicago Tribune

Cubs owner Ricketts ventures into social impact investing – 12/22/14
Quotes Professor Linda Darragh, who said that she has observed more and more financial institutions becoming interested and involved in impact investing due to client demand.

Crain’s Chicago Business

More Kellogg grads go geek, shun the Street – 12/22/14
Article reports that a record 18.4 percent of Kellogg MBAs in 2014's class headed to tech jobs, up from 12 percent a year before. Just 14 percent of Kellogg MBAs took jobs in finance, down from 20 percent a year earlier.

Harvard Business Review

When a Private Message Ends Up in the Wrong Place – 12/22/14
Quotes Professor Jeanne Brett, who said that when people offend their coworkers, they should quickly approach them to apologize and ask forgiveness.

Chicago Tribune

Cautiously, Mayo builds an empire – 12/21/14
Quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz, who said that the Mayo Clinic Care Network is a very smart move to preserve the Mayo brand and its source for referrals.