The New York Times
Jiminy Cricket! Bugs Could Be Next Food Craze – 08/02/14
Article reports on a company that makes cookies using flour made from crickets. Quotes Professor Kelly Goldsmith, who said, “If you get just regular diners who are not foodies and not gluten-free to try these cookies, and they don’t taste great, there will not be a repeat purchase.”
The New York Times
Business Schools Add Admissions Bells and Whistles – 08/01/14
Article reports that many business schools have added unscripted elements, such as group exercises and video responses, to their applications in an effort to get a more authentic, layered look at candidates. Lists admit rates and application components for Booth, HBS, Kellogg, Ross, Sloan, Stern, Wharton and Yale.
Today’s Chicago Woman
Summer Reads – 08/01/14
Suggested reading list includes Professor Lloyd Shefsky’s book, Invent, Reinvent, Thrive: The Keys to Success for Any Start-Up, Entrepreneur, or Family Business.
Scholars Crowd Up To Study Wisdom of Crowds – 07/31/14
Article mentions Professor Shane Greenstein’s research that found many articles posted on Wikipedia favor the Democratic side of the political spectrum, self-correcting to neutral bias only after hundreds if not thousands of revisions over long periods of time.
Radio interview with Professor Lloyd Shefsky about his new book, Invent, Reinvent, Thrive: The Keys to Success for Any Start-Up, Entrepreneur, or Family Business.
Students coming to China mean business – 07/28/14
Article reports that more international students are going to China for executive MBA programs as China’s economy grows. Article mentions Kellogg’s partnership with Peking University's Guanghua School of Management.
The Most Expensive MBA Now Costs $181,500 – 07/28/14
Article reports that the number of EMBA programs costing $100,000 or more has risen from 22 to 40 since 2011. Article mentions Kellogg’s 17 percent price increase and quotes Assistant Dean of Admissions Kate Smith, who said, “Our price includes the cost of staying overnight on campus. If you did a true fully loaded comparison with our full-time MBA program, you would find that the difference in costs are minimal.”
Springtime for lenders – 07/25/14
Article reports on a study of corporate loans by Professor Mitchell Petersen that found that the excess interest rate that firms paid varied depending on when the debt was issued, with borrowing costs peaking in February and August.