Poets & Quants
Kellogg Ups Video, Drops A Written Essay – 07/21/14
Article reports on changes to Kellogg’s application, including the addition of a second video question and the elimination of one written essay. Quotes Assistant Dean of Admissions Kate Smith, who said, “I feel comfortable with this year’s changes because I haven’t really materially traded off from what we asked last year.”
The Wall Street Journal
When CEOs and CFOs Share an Alma Mater – 07/21/14
Article reports that more than two dozen of the largest U.S. companies have current CEOs and CFOs with bachelor’s degrees or MBAs from the same school. Booth, Harvard and Kellogg delivered the most diplomas to future CFOs.
Customer Service Hall of Shame – 07/18/14
Quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who said that companies without competitors, like telecom companies, have little incentive to provide great customer service since customers can’t take their business elsewhere.
Managed Healthcare Executive
ICD-10: What now? – 07/15/14
Article reports on the healthcare industry’s stalled transition to ICD-10. Quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz, who said that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services insisted Oct. 1 would be the absolute latest date for implementation, then delayed it a full year.
Poets & Quants
The Silicon Valley Business School Elite – 07/15/14
Article reports on a Haas study that found which b-schools have the most alumni in leadership positions at the top 25 tech firms. Stanford ranked fifth behind Haas, Wharton, Kellogg and Harvard.
Interview with Professor Joel Shalowitz about the reasons for losses at CountyCare, a new Medicaid program for uninsured adults in Cook County.
Blue Sky Innovation
The Spark: Your daily innovation tip – 07/11/14
Video of Lecturer Andrew Razeghi, who said, “Rather than trying to come up with a novel idea or something you think may be unique, focus on a real problem you see before you.”