Kellogg in the News


Here’s Where Travis Kalanick Really Went Wrong With Uber’s Harassment Claims – 02/23/17
Article by Professor Nicholas Pearce examines the recent Uber harassment claims case and discusses five valuable lessons that Uber and other organizations can learn to win back trust.


How to Sell Your Business--and Keep It Too – 02/23/17
Article discusses how big business are being saved by entrepreneurs whose startups they buy, quoting Professor Alexander Chernev on how "at some point, established companies have to adopt some startup thinking”.

The Korea Times

Trade maneuvers and Korean advantage – 02/22/17
The Trump administration's expressed intentions on international commerce, immigration and other matters have caused uncertainty among traditional U.S. trading partners. While this posturing may benefit the U.S. in trade negotiations with most nations, Professor James Conley explains that Korea is unlike most nations. Korea, its technology firms, its universities and its independent inventors have an intangible advantage that is not well understood. Now may be a good time to take stock of the related assets.


Here’s What Trump Should Do to Make Health Care More Affordable – 02/22/17
Article by Professor Amanda Starc discusses how the legislation that emerges from repealing or replacing Obamacare must emphasize improvements on the “supply side” as well as promote pilot programs to test how best to control costs while continuing to deliver quality care.

Poets & Quants

Across Top B-Schools, MBAs Open Up​ – 02/22/17
Article discusses diversity and inclusion across top business schools in the U.S., citing Kellogg student Tiffany Smith on her initiative MBAsOpenUp, a coalition that brings together a group of students who are passionate about diversity and inclusion, and more specifically racial equality on a systemic level.

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Executive Inaction – 02/21/17
Article explains how executives fail to support corporate social responsibility (CSR) more from a lack of moral motivation than from ignorance of the facts. “Investing in CSR in my view requires first a recognition that business and societal issues may often not be aligned, and then still making a conscious decision to invest in societal issues—out of responsibility, not simply sound business,” says Klaus Weber.

U.S. News and World Reports

Choose a Medical Career to Suit Your Personality – 02/21/17
For doctors with a big-picture mindset and an interest in addressing major problems in the health care system, an administrative role in either government or an advocacy organization could be ideal, experts say. "There's definitely roles for physicians who want to be more politically active and want to make a difference in government," says Dr. Joel Shalowitz.


When The Computer Is You: The Rise Of Proxy AI – 02/19/17
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott examines AI and our future, introducing the concept of Proxy AIs, which would simulate the intellectual and emotional responses of a specific human being.


Tennessee Hints at Chaos If Republicans Leave Obamacare in Limbo – 02/16/17
Article explains how at least 40,000 people in the Knoxville area may have no health plans to pick from in the ACA’s markets after insurer Humana Inc. opted to pull out from all 11 states where it still sell plans in 2018, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on how if insurers make the decision that the markets aren’t a good business opportunity, that’ll undermine the system.


Blockchain, Burning Man And The Future Of Governance: A Conversation With John Clippinger – 02/16/17
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott features commentary on his conversation with John Clippinger, who discussed with him how humans organize—from contract law to Burning Man—and how technologies like blockchain enable new approaches to business and government.


Why Ginni Rometty's Email to Trump Came Too Late – 02/16/17
Article by Professor Harry Kraemer discusses how any executive who is approached to serve on a political advisory panel or even to accept a Cabinet position should weigh that decision using values-based leadership, with the key value in the Ginni Rometty email case being balance.

Chicago Tribune

MacArthur names 8 semifinalists for $100 million grant – 02/15/17
Article discusses the eight semifinalists in the MacArthur Foundation’s $100 million grant challenge, quoting Professor Kara Palamountain, who is a semifinalist along with her Rice University-led team that proposed a project that would develop and deploy technologies to help premature infants born in Africa survive.

The New York Times

Exit the Dragon: Why China Should Stop Supporting Venezuela – 02/15/17
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez discusses China’s relationship with Venezuela, explaining that China should stop supporting Venezuela because of debt issues, denied market access and lucrative infrastructure and development project lockouts.

Poets & Quants

Study: Data Science Curricula Continues To Surge – 02/15/17
Article examines big data and data science courses continues its growth in popularity in the nation’s business schools, quoting Professor Florian Zettelmeyer on how business schools are dropping the ball if they aren’t providing some sort of business analytics and big data coursework.

Harvard Business Review

Want to Be More Productive? Sit Next to Someone Who Is – 02/14/17
Article by Professor Dylan Minor discusses his research, which suggests that who an employee sits next to affects how they perform — and grouping the right types of coworkers together can improve productivity and work quality.


Five Ways Boycotts Have Been Transformed In The Trump Era – 02/13/17
Article discusses how the aims and methods of boycotts have changed in unprecedented ways lately, quoting Professor Brayden King on how the Trump-inspired boycotts haven't had a financial impact; but boycotts almost never do. Brayden was also quoted on this topic in The Washington Post and Fortune.

Chicago Tribune

Commentary: Presidential talk (and tweets) can carry a steep price – 02/10/17
Article by Professor Sandeep Baliga and Professor Timothy Feddersen discuss how companies should be cautious about creating ill will with the president, using the Nordstrom’s decision to pull Ivanka Trump brands as a way to determine if these companies should stay in president's good graces, or try to avoid his attention entirely by not selling Trump brands.

Crain's Chicago Business

Here's how craft breweries goose demand – 02/10/17
Article examines how craft beer companies use scarcity marketing to boost the implied value of their product, quoting Professor Kelly Goldsmith on how "as consumers, we feel like we have the right to have access to whatever we want, and when you threaten that, that threat is scarier because our expectations for access have changed.”

Crain's Chicago Business

These home stagers pay to live in your house – 02/09/17
Article discusses Chicago-area franchisees for Showhomes, a Nashville-based company that stages homes for sale that often includes people who move into the house until it's sold, quoting Professor Tim Calkins on how the conventional concept of staging homes with stylish new furnishings "is popular because it's hard to get buyers excited about an empty space.”


Lessons From Ringling Bros. Demise – 02/08/17
Article by Adjunct Professor Harold Sirkin explains two important lessons surrounding the demise of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: first, that a company's efforts to satisfy its critics can backfire, causing more harm than good, and second, that companies need to stay focused on their core business and most important customers.