Kellogg in the News

Forbes

Growth Guru Likes Facebook, Microsoft – 05/23/16
Article cites Professor Mohan Sawhney’s research on growth and how not all growth is good. Bad growth — such as that caused by subprime lending or acquisitions that add needlessly to a company’s complexity — produces short-term revenue growth but longer-term collapse

Harvard Business Review

Great Salespeople Are Born, but Great Salesforces Are Made – 05/20/16
Article by Professor Andris Zoltners describes the priority factors that make strong salesforces: strategy, organization, talent, execution, support, and improvement and adaptation.

The Washington Post

We’re really good at forgetting all the terrible things we’ve done – 05/20/16
Article cites Professor Maryam Kouchaki’s research, which explores corporate cheating and how faulty human memory helps to explain repeated dishonesty.

Forbes

Why Growth Gurus Love Amazon and Starbucks – 05/19/16
Article discusses growth models of companies like Amazon and Starbucks, quoting Professor Mike Mazzeo on how growth flows to companies that continuously swap variable costs for fixed ones.

Bloomberg

A New Crop of Companies Want to Make Your Period Empowering – 05/18/16
Article says many startups are trying to rebrand the menstrual cycle as a vehicle for empowerment. In a suddenly crowded market, “you don’t want to compete on price, so you differentiate on psychological value,” says Professor Alexander Chernev.

Chicago Tribune

8 big problems for women in the workplace – 05/18/16
Article quotes Professor Lauren Rivera on how the people who hire (usually men) may actually lower the bar for job candidates who share their backgrounds and interests, meaning that these less-qualified candidates may actually win out.

Harvard Business Review

We’re Unethical at Work Because We Forget Our Misdeeds – 05/18/16
Article co-written by Professor Maryam Kouchaki talks about her research on how corporate cheating and how faulty human memory helps to explain repeated dishonesty. Research also profiled in Forbes and Quartz.

Inc.

Global Guru's Five Rules of Faster Growth – 05/18/16
Article says that growth is critical for keeping talent and rewarding investors, quoting Professor Mike Mazzeo on the five rules for faster growth.

Bloomberg

Abandoning the electoral college would remake campaign spending – 05/17/16
Article by Professor Brett Gordon talks about his research on how a direct-vote system could greatly reduce the amount of campaign money devoted to TV ads.

Chicago Tribune

Kapow keeps swinging on events business after big layoffs – 05/17/16
Article profiles local event planning company Kapow, quoting Professor Mohanbir Sawhney on the company’s strategy of building a business that relies primarily on labor rather than technology.

Inc.

6 Types of Music for Maximum Productivity, According to Science – 05/16/16
Article quotes Professor Derek Rucker’s 2014 study that suggests that listening to the right type of music can have a dramatic impact on one’s personal mood and willingness to take initiative.

Boston Herald

Gonzalez: Cultural isolation a boon to ISIS – 05/15/16
Article discusses Professor Efraim Benmelech’s research on how most Islamic State recruits come from societies replete with comforts and rights.

Poets & Quants

The Best & Brightest MBAs In The Class of 2016 – 05/15/16
Three Kellogg students were chosen among 100 business school students profiled this year by Poets & Quants as “rock stars of their classes”:​ Tim Bossidy​, Blair Pircon and Rebecca Sholiton.

The Washington Post

Trump’s ugly speech threatens our ideals and our safety – 05/12/16
Article references Professor Nour Kteily’s research on blatant dehumanization, which found that the dehumanization of Muslims was a strong predictor of support for policies such as carpet bombing in the Middle East and denying visas to Muslims.

Bloomberg

Ready to make a risky decision? Your words suggest otherwise – 05/11/16
Article by Professor Brian Uzzi talks about his recent research on whether people’s electronic communications could offer clues about their emotional state and the quality of their decision making.

Huffington Post

How Running (Literally) Everywhere Helps Me Cope With Epilepsy – 05/11/16
Article by Professor Willemien Kets discusses the experience of coping with epilepsy through running.

Marketplace

A Pennsylvania hospital merger fight could be the first of many – 05/11/16
Article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny in an article discussing how the FTC recently appealed a federal court ruling to block a merger of two healthcare providers in Pennsylvania.

Forbes

Weather-Proofing Small Farmers In India – 05/10/16
Article reports on the new startup Kheyti, founded by Kellogg first-year student Saumya, which sells modular greenhouses as a weather-proof way for small farmers in India to grow crops.

Inc.

You're Not Out of Ideas, You're Just Lazy – 05/10/16
Article features research from Professor Loran Nordgren that suggests we downplay the importance of persistence in creative success.

NPR

A Tribe Called Mash-Up – 05/10/16
This podcast features Professor Nour Kteily discussing tribes, belonging, and collective responsibility. Who do we claim as our own, and what do we do when one of our own goes off the rails?