Kellogg in the News

New York Times

Can an Algorithm Hire Better Than a Human? – 06/25/15
This article quotes Professor Lauren Rivera on how relying on demographic characteristics to define “good fit” for a company when hiring employees can lead to discrimination.

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.

Bloomberg Business

Investors Riding Health Insurer Deal Wave as ETF Flows Swell – 06/23/15
This article quotes Leemore Dafny on how consolidation among insurers has historically led to higher premiums.

Bloomberg Business

Health Insurers Seen in Merger Race to Win Antitrust Approval – 06/23/15
This article quotes Leemore Dafny on how consolidation among insurers has historically led to higher premiums.

Huffington Post

This Kickass Mechanic Is Smashing Stereotypes Surrounding Women And Cars – 06/23/15
This article quotes Professor Meghan Busse and cites her research on how women are often charged more than men when they are uninformed about car repair.


Anthem confident, but experts see antitrust hurdles to Cigna deal – 06/22/15

This article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on how insurers don’t compete the way they should and premiums are higher than they should be. She says insurance consolidation is unlikely to lead to lower premiums. Professor Dafny’s research and thought leadership on this topic was also published this week in Bloomberg Business (articles one, two and three), The Economist, Marketplace Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.


Insurance Premiums on ACA Exchanges Could Rise Dramatically Next Year – 06/21/15
This article quotes Professor David Dranove on how requests for large increases in health plans by insurers are not surprising.


How could they? – 06/19/15
Article by Ford Center post-doctoral research fellow Tage Rai explores a new theory for understanding violence.

Associated Press

Brand Tarnished, Cardinals Likely to Avoid Economic Damage – 06/19/15

This article quotes Professor Keith Murnighan on how the Cardinals brand will fare in the face of allegations of hacking into the computer database of an opponent. Article also published in The New York Times, USA Today and the Washington Post.


The Secret To Big Data Analytics Success Comes Down To One Word – 06/19/15
Article says that agility is key to getting an enterprise to the point where it can analyze data and make autonomous decisions at massive scale in real-time. References the “Sentient Enterprise” capability maturity model for analytics that Professor Mohan Sawhney helped to develop.

Poets & Quants

The Top MBAs Name Their Favorite Business School Professors – 06/18/15
Article compiles the favorite b-school professors noted by the students in P&Q’s “Class of 2015 Best-and-Brightest MBAs.” Kellogg student Bruno Valle noted that Professor Harry Kraemer and Professor Jose Liberti left particularly strong impressions during his time at Kellogg.


How Ford CEO Alan Mullaly turned a broken company into the industry’s comeback kid – 06/18/15
Article written by Professor Harry Kraemer examines the successful turnaround of Ford Motor Company under the leadership of then-CEO Alan Mulally, focusing on Mulally’s application of values-based leadership.

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.


These statistics illustrate the persistent class divide at Britain’s elite firms – 06/16/15
Article discusses the findings from a new UK government study which shows that class divides strongly persist in recruiting and hiring. References the similar findings from Professor Lauren Rivera’s research.


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.


Were you judged fairly at your last job interview? – 06/15/15
This article by Professor Lauren Rivera discusses job discrimination in the 21st century. She says it usually operates through stereotypes that systemically distort how we evaluate job applicants, whether or not we believe these associations to be true.

Poets & Quants

The Business Schools Winning The MBA Student Talent Wars – 06/15/15
Article surveyed 35 MBA admission consultants with the question, “To which schools have you seen your highest quality clients enroll over the years?” Kellogg ranked #6. The full list is here. A shortened version of the article also appeared in Fortune.

Financial Times

'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.