Kellogg in the News

Financial Times

Law schools innovate to stay competitive – 11/19/17
Article explains that a declining pool of applicants for law school means institutions now offer more flexible courses, noting that several schools now offer joint programs in law and business. Including that, one can earn a JD degree from the Northwestern School of Law and an MBA from Kellogg in three years rather than the five it would normally take to complete both degrees separately.

Garnet News

What Will Good Men Do? – 11/19/17
Article by Professor Ellen Taaffe discusses the reaction in the workplace after the #MeToo movement to shed light on sexual assault, questioning if men are becoming increasingly anxious about interacting with women at work.


Neuroscientists Have Identified How Exactly A Deep Breath Changes Your Mind – 11/19/17
Article by Professor Moran Cerf discusses the effect deep breathing has on your mind, noting that controlling one’s own breathing can create additional access and synchrony between brain areas. This may lead to “greater control, focus, calmness, and emotional control.”

Crain’s Chicago Business

The either/or world of Cards Against Humanity: Funny or die – 11/17/17
Article profiles the company Cards Against Humanity and how its founders go about staying funny and relevant, quoting Professor Tim Calkins on the brand’s ability to stay fresh.

Harvard Business Review

How to Reduce the Costs of Salesperson Turnover – 11/17/17
Article by Professor Andris Zoltners takes a look at how the demand for experienced salespeople exceeds the supply and because of this companies face high sales force turnover situations.


How Leaders Use Power To Drive Change – 11/16/17
Article by Dean Sally Blount takes a look at the interesting juxtaposition of those who truly have power deny it, while others who don’t have it can’t seem to stop talking about it.

The Washington Post

What happens when neo-Nazis hijack your brand – 11/16/17
Article takes a look at “the emerging danger to major American brands negotiating the racial politics that have cleaved the country” because of unsolicited and unwanted support from certain groups. There is no telling the impact that alt-right endorsements have on companies’ sales, and experts expect that co-opting brands will continue, including Professor Nour Kteily. “It helped to make the alt-right seem more like normal Americans rather than a fringe.


Trump in China: Simple, Bilateral Policy In A Complicated, Multilateral World – 11/15/17
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy discusses how President Trump was able to demonstrate the kind of trade policy he really likes while making a $250 billion deal when he was in China.


Nurses to the Rescue! – 11/15/17
Podcast features Professor Benjamin Friedrich as he and other experts in the field discuss whether or not the growing number of nurse practitioners can be the answer to the doctor shortage.

The Washington Post

The GOP plan to kill Obamacare’s least popular provision could backfire on some in the middle class – 11/15/17
Article takes a look at how the Republican proposal to strike down the Affordable Care Act’s least popular provision which requires people to maintain health coverage or pay a fine, “could bring an immediate political victory, but it may backfire on upper-middle-class people who buy individual insurance and pay full price for their plans.” Professor Craig Garthwaite says, “It you look at polling data, this is the least popular part of the ACA. Hospitals will be mad at you, but individual people will not be.”

Yahoo Finance

Hate in America: Where it comes from and why it’s back – 11/15/17
Article takes a look at hate in America and why it is prevalent now more than ever, featuring research conducted by Professor Nour Kteily that discovered certain tendencies and traits of self-identified alt-rightists.

Business Insider

There’s a $10 billion provision in the tax plan that just passed the House—and it’s really bugging the AARP – 11/15/17
Article discusses that the Republican tax reform bill that passed the House includes the repeal of an “itemized deduction related to medical expenses, a measure that costs the federal government $10 billion.” Professor Craig Garthwaite says he does not expect the provision to survive, “Never bet against the AARP.”


Should Ex-Convicts Be Lawyers? – 11/14/17
Article takes a look at a former convict, Timothy McManus, and his work in offering inmates and recent parolees free legal research and help preparing appeals. It has been difficult for McManus to find work or even a law school to admit him, however, according to Professor Dylan Minor it’s the employer’s loss. “Having a more loyal worker can be very valuable to a company, as turnover can be very costly.”

Chicago Tribune

Donald Jacobs, influential dean at Northwestern’s business school, dies at 90 – 11/14/17
Article takes a look at the accomplishments of former Kellogg Dean Donald Jacobs who passed away last month, noting that he put Kellogg on the map and into the upper echelon of business schools. Also covered in Crain’s Chicago Business.

Huffington Post

Life, Death, and Taxes in a Jobless World – 11/14/17
Article by Professor Philip Kotler explores the impact of machines and robots on the job market in the future, noting that there will still be jobs but there will be fewer jobs done by human beings.

Poets & Quants

Go West, Young MBA! Kellogg Grads Do – 11/14/17
Article takes a look at how this year for the first time ever, more MBAs graduating from Kellogg took jobs outside of the Midwest, and nearly a third of the class of 2017 accepted employment in the Bay Area, Seattle, Los Angeles, and other key western cities.

The Washington Post

Why repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate is so crucial for tax reform – 11/14/17
Article discusses how Senate Republicans added the repeal of a key Affordable Care Act provision into the tax bill. This would allow them to declare victory on health care while gaining more that $300 billion to offset the cost of the tax reform. Professor Craig Garthwaite is quoted.” Also covered in Chicago Tribune.

Business Insider

I took a neuroscientist's advice for saving money, and it's transformed my finances – 11/13/17
Article highlights how one can manage their finances efficiently, featuring Professor Moran Cerf and his advice on decision making and how to make it easier.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Docs have always been a tough sell for Outcome. This snafu isn’t helping. – 11/09/17
Article explains how Outcome Health is too closely associated with drug-makers for some physicians and hospitals to feel comfortable being in business with them, quoting Professor Joel Shalowitz on one downfall of the company. “In an era where we’re trying to customize patient care, does a generalized approach in the waiting room make sense?”


Will $250bn In china Deals Fix The Trade Deficit – 11/09/17
Article written by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy takes a look at the $250 billion trade deal made between China and the United States this week. Levy notes that although this may help the trade deficit, it does not come close to solving it.