The New Supercompetitors – 08/08/14
Article reports on research by Professors Thomas Hubbard, Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi that found that supercompetitors are emerging today because companies with distinctive capabilities are both scalable and relevant, while other forms of competitive advantage, like sheer size, have decreased in importance.
WBEZ’s Tech Shift
Groupon and enterprise apps – 08/08/14
Interview with Professor Linda Darragh about Groupon’s disappointing second quarter earnings. Darragh said that Groupon is “probably looking deep as to what their core competency might be to see how they can reinvent themselves.”
Poets & Quants
The Most ‘Popular’ B-Schools Among MBAs – 08/07/14
Article reports on the alumni survey portion of the Financial Times' 2014 Global MBA Rankings. Kellogg was rated 6th by alumni, behind HBS, Stanford, Wharton, LBS and MIT. Kellogg placed 15th in the overall rankings.
Here's One Thing You Shouldn't Do When You Work From Home – 08/04/14
Article cites a Kellogg study that found subjects who wore a white lab coat performed significantly better on a cognitive test than those who wore street clothes, suggesting that dressing up improves the quality of a person’s work.
Coming soon: A way for your boss to track your every move – 08/04/14
Quotes Professor Stephen Burnett, who said that wearable technologies with tracking capabilities need “to be seen as a joint venture between the company and the employees, where the employees also benefit from these things.”
Study: The recession is behind the best news in health care – 08/04/14
Article reports on a Kellogg study that found that about 70 percent of the slowdown in health spending between 2008 and 2010 was due to the Great Recession. Another 30 percent of the slowdown would have still occurred regardless of the economic downturn.