Kellogg in the News

The Economist

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.

Yahoo! Small Business Advisor

Learn How, and Why, to Reinvent Your Business – 07/25/14
Article reports on Professor Lloyd Shefsky’s book, Invent, Reinvent, Thrive: The Keys to Success for Any Start-Up, Entrepreneur, or Family Business. Shefsky argues that “entrepreneurship is not a cataclysmic event; it is a constant process.”

Boston Globe

Experts call on judge to block Partners’ hospital takeovers – 07/24/14
Article reports on a petition co-written by Professor Leemore Dafny that aims to block Partners HealthCare System’s planned takeovers of South Shore Hospital and Hallmark Health System, claiming it is unlikely to contain rising medical costs.

Financial Times

The power of music fuels business school research – 07/24/14
Article reports on research by Professors Derek Rucker, Dennis Hsu and Loran Nordgren. Their research found that when a piece of music makes people feel powerful, they feel more confident, even though they have no more control. A dominant bass line also makes people feel more confident.


The Sneaky-Yet-Sensible Way to Get Kids to Eat Healthier – 07/23/14
Article reports on research by Professor Michal Maimaran that found that children are less likely to eat a food when they hear about its benefits.

The New York Times

Ryder Uses New Campaign to Highlight Array of Services for Businesses – 07/23/14
Quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who said that the new campaign is an effort by Ryder “to get into the consideration set, so corporate managers will think of Ryder as a credible alternative to other big players.”

U.S. News & World Report

Job Training Programs Could Alleviate Skills Gap – 07/23/14
Quotes Professor Hal Sirkin, who said that the economic downturn prompted companies to scale back on their training initiatives, but new technology within factories requires even more training for the existing workforce.

Chicago Tonight

AbbVie Acquires Shire, Tax Breaks – 07/22/14
Interview with Professor Thomas Lys about the possibility of AbbVie creating a tax domicile in Britain that would keep it from paying billions in American taxes and the economic impact of this move.


Straight Business Students Are Crashing Gay Job Fairs – 07/21/14
Article reports that some business schools have been encouraging heterosexual students to attend career fairs for lesbian, gay and bisexual students. Article mentions that Kellogg and Columbia participate in a competition designed to build bridges between straight and LGBT students.


Diving Into Big Data and Everything Else Happening at B-Schools This Week – 07/21/14
Article lists events and information sessions hosted by Kellogg, Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, Sloan and Booth.

Chicago Tribune

Fancy management systems aren't going to fix bad managers – 07/21/14
Quotes Professor Tom Kuczmarski, who said that when companies have a system that reinforces values and good behavior, this drives cultural success and overall organizational success.

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.

Huffington Post

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.


Let's Start Telling Young People the Whole Truth About College – 07/16/14
Article by Lecturer Karen Cates argues that “Steering every high school graduate toward college without conversations about viable alternatives constricts their future, condemns many to failure, and puts many more into unnecessary debt.”

Fast Company

Why The First Years After College Are Crucial For Women Aiming For The C-Suite – 07/16/14
Article by Dean Sally Blount, who writes that a woman’s first job is a time for her to gain credentials, take risks and travel rather than focus on comfort or balance.


Each of these Hepatitis C pills cost $1,000. That's actually a great deal. – 07/16/14
Quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who said that pharmaceutical companies often are criticized when such important drugs are expensive, but “this is an actual innovation, and that is something that they should get a reward for.”

Fast Company

The Tricky Balance Of Using The Past To Shape Your Future – 07/15/14
Article cites Kellogg research that found that reflecting on a company’s history makes employees more committed.


Walmart Investors - Worry Plenty About Tracy Morgan Lawsuit – 07/15/14
Article suggests that Walmart is “run by numbers” and cites a Kellogg study that found that when a culture is numbers driven it often leads to selfish and unethical behavior.

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.