Poets & Quants
Class of 2015: The Best Executive MBAs – 06/25/15
This article spotlights the 30 most exceptional EMBA graduates from the Class of 2015 who have differentiated themselves from their peers. It features Kellogg EMBA alum Meera Atkins, whose passion for healthcare led her to open her own medical practice. Also published in Fortune.
Walmart is better than Starbucks at talking about racism – 06/24/15
This article by Professor Tim Calkins compares two different approaches taken by companies in order to address racism. Walmart has received praise for announcing that it would no longer sell items with the Confederate battle flag, while earlier in the year there was a backlash against Starbucks’ initiative to encourage employees to talk about race with customers.
How could they? – 06/19/15
Article by Ford Center post-doctoral research fellow Tage Rai explores a new theory for understanding violence.
Wall Street Journal
Carter Cast: Reflecting Before an Exit – 06/18/15
Article written by Professor Carter Cast says that before contemplating prospectuses, entrepreneurs should step back and reflect on the emotional and psychological aspects of selling — whether through an IPO, to a private equity firm or to other third parties.
Nightly Business Report – 06/16/15
This segment, beginning at the 7-minute mark, interviews Professor Leemore Dafny on how a possible wave of consolidation in the insurance industry may impact consumers’ pockets. Read the transcript here.
The Fight for Obamacare – 06/16/15
Professor Joel Shalowitz is interviewed about what may happen if the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare later this month.
'Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs' by Lauren Rivera – 06/14/15
This article reviews Professor Lauren Rivera’s book, Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs. It talks about how top tier firms employ a double filter – first they only consider graduates from prestigious institutions, then they define talent and “fit” in a way that excludes high-performing students from less privileged backgrounds.