The Wall Street Journal
When CEOs and CFOs Share an Alma Mater – 07/21/14
Article reports that more than two dozen of the largest U.S. companies have current CEOs and CFOs with bachelor’s degrees or MBAs from the same school. Booth, Harvard and Kellogg delivered the most diplomas to future CFOs.
Customer Service Hall of Shame – 07/18/14
Quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who said that companies without competitors, like telecom companies, have little incentive to provide great customer service since customers can’t take their business elsewhere.
Managed Healthcare Executive
ICD-10: What now? – 07/15/14
Article reports on the healthcare industry’s stalled transition to ICD-10. Quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz, who said that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services insisted Oct. 1 would be the absolute latest date for implementation, then delayed it a full year.
Poets & Quants
The Silicon Valley Business School Elite – 07/15/14
Article reports on a Haas study that found which b-schools have the most alumni in leadership positions at the top 25 tech firms. Stanford ranked fifth behind Haas, Wharton, Kellogg and Harvard.
Interview with Professor Joel Shalowitz about the reasons for losses at CountyCare, a new Medicaid program for uninsured adults in Cook County.
Poets & Quants
Dipak Jain Becomes A Dean Again – 07/09/14
Article reports that Dipak Jain, former dean of Kellogg, has been named dean of Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. The school’s MBA program is taught by visiting professors from other programs, including Sasin’s founding partners Kellogg and Wharton.
Pardon the Interruption – 07/08/14
Eight minutes into their show, Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon discuss Professor Brayden King’s research that found that umpires make 17 percent more errors in favor of All-Star pitchers than pitchers who have never been selected for an All-Star Game.