Inside Northwestern University's startup machine – 05/06/14
Article reports that Northwestern has sent more teams to the finals at the Rice Business Plan Competition since 2012 than any other school. Credits the winning streak to entrepreneurship initiatives like the NUvention class series. The story also appeared in Crain’s Morning 10.
Blue Cross Blue Shield is dominating Illinois’ insurance marketplace – 05/06/14
Quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz, who said, “Whenever you have a new product, the company that has the highest brand recognition is going to do well.”
Kellogg MBAs Win Big At MINT Investment Competition – 05/02/14
Kellogg’s competition challenges teams of MBAs to discover the best real-world startups that have the potential to benefit both society and investors’ pocketbooks. A Kellogg team chose a startup that provides tablet-based educational services to help inmates get their lives back on track.
Every Time We Say Goodbye – 05/01/14
Print-edition article looks at why people hesitate to change unhappy work or personal situations. Article quotes Professor Neal Roese, who said a successful entrepreneur "tends not to regret taking action, is the sort of person who is not impulsive, not emotional, and not prone to overthinking."
The Wall Street Journal
Put Your Envy to Good Use – 04/25/14
Article cites research by Professors Tanya Menon and Leigh Thompson. They found that while unchecked envy can damage careers and organizations, a person’s "envy reflex" can point him in the right direction, focusing his time and attention on the areas that are important to him.
Blue Sky Innovation
Big-company innovation – 04/24/14
Quotes Professor Mohanbir Sawhney, who said, “There's a myth sometimes that only startup companies can be creative, because they're agile, nimble, have nothing to lose. But innovation has nothing to do with the age or size of a company. It has to do with mindset.”
Blue Sky Innovation
Chicago: City of makers – 04/23/14
Article profiles small Chicago manufacturing businesses that are succeeding despite their size due to technology. Quotes Professor Linda Darragh, who said, startups that fail often try different variations of a product rather than focusing on the version that sells best.