Gary Fencik: A 'hit-man' aims high – 08/14/14
Article profiles former Chicago Bears safety and Kellogg alumnus Gary Fencik, who now works in private equity. In 1985, Fencik completed his MBA and won the Super Bowl.
The New York Times
Helping Prevent Foreclosures – 08/14/14
Article reports on a study by Professors Brian Melzer and David Matsa that found that the $250 billion paid out in federally funded unemployment benefits helped prevent an estimated 1.4 million foreclosures from July 2008 to December 2012.
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.