American Entrepreneurship Is Actually Vanishing. Here's Why – 04/01/15
Article looks at the decline of entrepreneurship and startup creation in America but notes that millennials are primed for entrepreneurship. An informal Inc. survey of top business schools showed that interest in entrepreneurship programs are steady and in some cases growing substantially, and specifically calls out that enrollment in Kellogg entrepreneurship courses has more than doubled from 2011 to 2014.
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Mesirow CEO re-ups for five more years – 03/31/15
Article quotes Professor David Stowell on Mesirow Financial Holdings Chairman and CEO Richard Price being around for another five years at the age of 67 as the company tries to find his successor, and says although unusual, it’s not unprecedented.
A flagging model – 03/26/15
Article quotes Professor Lauren Rivera on the hiring biases inherent in elite firms. “Evaluators relied so intensely on ‘school’ as a criterion of evaluation not because they believed that the content of elite curricula better prepared students for life in their firms…but because of the perceived rigor of the admissions process,” she said.
GoDaddy's latest attempt to escape its sexist reputation – 03/23/15
Article quotes Professor Derek Rucker on GoDaddy’s process to eliminate its sexist reputation. Revamping the way the public sees a company requires “a series of actions over time,” he says. In some cases, it may also require the firm to tackle the issue head-on, publicly acknowledging the problem and explaining how it’s changed.