Kellogg in the News


Recruiting Rock Stars: Shun Mediocrity to Identify Your A-Team – 01/12/18
Article provides insight from Lecturer Jeff Hyman, who discusses the importance of recruiting during the hiring process and gives examples from his own business past on what has been successful for him.

Harvard Business Review

How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose and Meaning – 01/11/18
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott argues that the increase in automation will lead to humans being compelled to find new roles that aren’t tied to how we conceive work today. Wolcott said with automation taking over jobs, it will allow hums to ascend to the realm of action rather than labor.

The Hill

The cure for income inequality lies in the voting booth – 01/11/18
Article by Visiting Professor Benjamin Harris argues that policymakers can narrow the wealth gap by increasing the return to work through spending on traditional education and strengthening training programs for mid-career workers. Harris also said it would be beneficial to boost federal minimum wage.

The Washington Post

Since coming out, freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy has taken off – 01/11/18
Article about Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who said athletes are no longer losing sponsorships because they came out, but rather companies are really embracing this right now.


Why Super Bowl Advertisers Face Challenges in 2018 – 01/10/18
Article by Professors Derek Rucker and Tim Calkins discusses why companies will face challenges advertising during this year’s Super Bowl. They specifically point to recent NFL protests sparked by players kneeling during the national anthem, as well the issue of brain damage caused by playing the sport.

Huffington Post

The Political Parties Need Platforms — Let’s Start with This One – 01/10/18
Article by Professor Philip Kotler discusses the need for a clear political party platform. Kotler mentioned that elections are coming up and neither party has a clear platform that conveys its stance on key issues.

Poets & Quants

Our Favorite MBA Professors of 2017 – 01/10/18
Article highlights the publication’s favorite professors from 2017, noting Kellogg Professor Bernie Banks and Professor Harry Kraemer among the best professors from last year. They’re both profiled on page 2.

The Wall Street Journal

How Retirement Savers Can Protect Against the Risk of a Changing Tax Code – 01/10/18
Article by Visiting Professor Benjamin Harris examines how retirement savers can protect themselves from a constantly changing tax code.

Trump’s pick to head HHS balks at having government negotiate drug prices – 01/09/18
Article quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite on Medicare negotiations. "For Medicare negotiating to work, they would have to say that some drugs are not available because they are too expensive, effectively creating a single set of drugs available for the elderly…Frankly, that doesn't appear to be something that Americans are prepared for at this point."

Poets & Quants

What I learned in my first year at Kellogg – 01/09/18
Article by former U.S. Marine and Kellogg second year George Eggers highlights his first year at Kellogg, elaborating on the importance of self-reflection as well as Kellogg’s unique thought leadership and distinct programs.


Why Hiring for “Culture Fit” Might be Holding You Back – 01/08/18
Article explores how focusing on culture fit can actually hinder companies, mentioning research by Professor Lauren Rivera found that managers who had been instructed to hire for culture fit actually made picks based on their personal chemistries with job candidates.

The Wall Street Journal

Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globe Speech Inspires Democrats’ Visions of a 2020 Presidential Run – 01/08/18
Article discusses Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globes, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite, who has studied celebrity endorsements with a focus on Oprah. He said he can’t thoroughly describe her politics, which could make her the perfect hypothetical candidate.

Crain’s Chicago Business

This is how women are really faring in Chicago tech – 01/05/18
Article examines how women are starting to fare in the bro-dominated worlds of tech and startups, highlighting how five out of eight teams in last year's venture challenge at Kellogg included female founders, up from three of 11 teams a year earlier.

New York Times

There’s More to Naming a Company After Yourself Than Ego – 01/05/18
Article discusses how one of the great challenges for entrepreneurs who name their companies after themselves is serving their customers while expanding their business, quoting Professor Tim Calkins, “It’s always very tempting to name a company after yourself – It is simple. It is honest. And for a lot of entrepreneurs, when they’re starting a new business, it’s the place to start.”

Poets & Quants

B-Schools Predict What Awaits In 2018 – 01/05/18
Article examines what various business school professors said about the new year and what it holds for business education, highlighting Professor Brian Uzzi and Professor Tom Hubbard who explain that the transformative effect of machine learning and artificial intelligence on business in partnership with humans will continue to accelerate.

Chicago Tribune

Can We Escape Trade Disaster In 2018? – 01/04/18
Article discusses the 11th annual One Acre Fund, which had more than 400 supporters from the business, academic and philanthropic communities and raised over $2.1 million to support smallholder farmers in Africa. The event honored Kellogg and its community for serving as a "critical catalyst" to the launch and growth of One Acre Fund.


Can We Escape Trade Disaster In 2018? – 01/04/18
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy discusses how when it comes to U.S. trade policy, there is very little chance that that things will actually go well; optimists may instead hope for a period of quiet neglect. Pessimists have cause to set their imaginations free.


4 Keys to Becoming Your Company’s Next CEO – 01/04/18
Article focuses on Professor Carter Cast, who provides advice on moving from employee to CEO, saying it is important to “understand your dark side”, know your motives, find what gives you energy, and know how to get present.


Commentary: Why Did the Golden Globes Snub So Many Female Directors? – 01/04/18
Article by Professor Nicholas Pearce examines why women were overlooked for this year’s Golden Globe’s Best Director category, and explains that the solution to achieving equality in Hollywood lies in authentic allyship and sponsorship from fellow celebrities. “The commitment to advocating for diverse talent must be matched by a commitment to advancing diverse talent.”

Business Insider

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making shares his best advice for living healthier – 01/03/18
Article discusses how the strategy of making healthier choices to get in better shape is actually misguided, quoting Professor Moran Cerf on how making decisions on a daily basis is psychologically exhausting and it’s tough to constantly exert the willpower to avoid snacking.