The Simple Dollar
Direct Sales in the Age of Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugh – 12/09/15
Quotes Professor Kent Grayson, who said, "We can say generally speaking that direct sellers are more outgoing, more extroverted than introverted. And yet I’ve seen some very successful quiet people who somehow have figured out their own way to be successful. The biggest thing is that you have to have a solid work ethic — you need to be comfortable being your own boss.”
No boss, no overtime. Is this heaven? – 12/07/15
Zappos is trying out a new management policy that assigns workers to self-governing circles. Professor Harry Kraemer is quoted in this article saying the fundamental issue in the operation of a business is about unlocking the potential of each employee.
A look back at 20 years of business education in the FT – 12/06/15
The Financial Times' business education team looks back on business school developments in the past two decades in light of its 20th anniversary. It mentions Kellogg's EMBA partnership model with WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management as it recounts notable b-school milestones.
Poets & Quants
Specialized Master’s Programs At The Top 50 B-Schools – 12/04/15
Poets & Quants aggregates a list of specialized master’s programs at Top 50 business schools, including Kellogg's Master’s in Management Studies program. Associate Dean of Operations Matthew Merrick is quoted emphasizing the positive feedback from alumni on the value of the MSMS degree.
Harvard Business Review
Giving Up Is the Enemy of Creativity – 12/01/15
Article by Professor Loran Nordgren explores the benefits of persistence in creativity. Creative ideas are often generated after an initial period of thinking deeply about the problem, considering different ways to frame the problem and exploring different possible solution paths.