Kellogg in the News


Brainwriting: How to Neutralize the Loudmouths – 10/30/14
Video interview with Professor Leigh Thompson, who explains the process of brainwriting and how it is more effective than generating ideas orally.

Financial Times

Esade and Guanghua to launch full-time dual degree MBA in 2015 – 10/28/14

Article mentions the February announcement of Guanghua’s partnership with Kellogg to run an EMBA program in Beijing. 

Good Morning America

Study Says to Pump Up the Music at Work – 10/28/14
Package reports on a study by Professors Loran Nordgren and Derek Rucker. Quotes Nordgren, who said, “Our work suggests that strategically listening to high-powered music can help you perform better.”


How the Swash Got Laughed Out of the Room -- and Into Your Home – 10/27/14
Quotes Professor Lloyd Shefsky on Whirlpool and P&G’s Swash. “You can’t really get through life without a washing machine, but you can get through life without this,” Shefsky said.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Getting ahead may require changing tactics, observers say – 10/27/14
Article reports on Professor Lloyd Shefsky’s book, Invent, Reinvent, Thrive. “Businesses reinvent because things have changed, such as competition, government regulation and pricing,” Shefsky said.

Poets & Quants

MBA Double-Degrees On The Upswing – 10/27/14

Article reports on the increase in joint degree programs at b-schools. Article highlights joint or dual degree programs at Stanford, Sloan, Wharton, Harvard, Kellogg and Ross. Chart includes complete list of programs at these schools plus Columbia and Booth.

U.S. News & World Report

Build Basic Business Skills With a Management Degree – 10/23/14

Article reports on the increasing popularity of Master in Management programs. Quotes Betsy Ziegler​, associate dean of MBA programs and dean of students, who said that unlike most programs, Kellogg’s teaches students how to do business in another country.


Branding pro talks reinvention – 10/21/14
Financial news contributor Herb Greenberg mentions Professor Lloyd Shefsky and his book, “Invent, Reinvent, Thrive.” Greenberg talks about IBM’s current earnings and how Shefsky’s book argues the need for constant reinvention and explains how IBM did that in the past. Segment begins around 1:30.

To Stay Inspired, Entrepreneurs Must Notice, Ask, Try – 10/21/14
Article quotes Professor Lloyd Shefsky on leaders’ need to sharpen their entrepreneurial mindsets constantly and includes examples from his book, “Invent, Reinvent, Thrive.”

Chicago Tribune

Caremark planning bigger copay at drugstores that sell cigarettes – 10/20/14
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said that the measure isn't necessarily anti-competitive and that the concept of preferred networks for pharmacies has been a growing trend.


All You Need to Know About Apple Pay – 10/19/14
Article includes Q&A with Professor Sarit Markovich, who said, “Unless the banks decide to become a serious player in the mobile payment market, I don’t see the credit cards going away in the near future.”

Financial Times

Move up or move on – 10/19/14

Article reports that companies are funding fewer EMBA candidates as long-term employment becomes less common and that students feel freer to change employers if they haven’t been financially sponsored. Mentions Kellogg’s program with HKUST and quotes Wharton’s vice-dean of EMBA. 

Financial Times

Latin America is a region plagued by incumbents – 10/15/14
Article by Lecturer Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez argues that the trend toward imperial and eternal presidential tenures in Latin America is a detriment to democracy and to the development of Latin America.


Need Funding? The Challenges And Solutions To The Obstacles Of Small Business Lending – 10/15/14

Q&A with CEO of National Funding, a leading financial services provider for small businesses. National Funding commissioned a survey with Kellogg’s Experiential Learning Initiative that found that most customers prefer interacting with a person over a machine.


Retailers pass on Google Express – 10/15/14
Quotes Professor Antonio Moreno-Garcia, who said, “Google partners with the retailers…and uses their inventory, which requires a level of integration that can be difficult to achieve.” Also quotes Eric Anderson, chair of the marketing department, who said, “If you don’t have enough retailers, why would people be interested? They might as well go to Target instead.”


Chicago mayor mum on looming pension issues in budget address – 10/15/14

Article includes a photo of Mayor Rahm Emanuel listening to President Obama speak at Kellogg.

Harvard Business Review

Where to Look for Insight – 10/14/14
Article by Professor Mohan Sawhney and Senior Fellow Sanjay Khosla argues that innovation can be approached systematically and lists seven “insight channels” that can lead to more efficient operations.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Ideas Week: The rising tide of social-impact investing – 10/13/14
Article reports on Social Impact Investing: Financing a Better World, a panel hosted by Professor Linda Darragh at Chicago Ideas Week. Takeaways include that “anyone can be an impact investor” and “sell the win-win.”


Why Microsoft’s CEO may have been right about asking for a raise – 10/13/14

Quotes Victoria Medvec, executive director of the Center for Executive Women, who said, “As you go into a negotiation, you always make it about what you are achieving for the business. The compensation should be at caboose of the offer.”

Harvard Business Review

The Best-Performing CEOs in the World – 10/13/14

Article includes ranking of CEOs based on increase in total shareholder return and market capitalization. Over a quarter of the CEOs have MBAs, and nearly as many studied engineering. Quotes dean of HBS, who said, “Engineering is about what works, and it breeds in you an ethos of building things that work—whether it’s a machine or a structure or an organization.” Businessweek points out that HBS produced seven of the highest-performing CEOs, the most of any MBA program. Other CEOs who made the list attended Columbia, Stanford and Kellogg.