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.”
Poets & Quants
Dipak Jain Becomes A Dean Again – 07/09/14
Article reports that Dipak Jain, former dean of Kellogg, has been named dean of Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. The school’s MBA program is taught by visiting professors from other programs, including Sasin’s founding partners Kellogg and Wharton.
Pardon the Interruption – 07/08/14
Eight minutes into their show, Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon discuss Professor Brayden King’s research that found that umpires make 17 percent more errors in favor of All-Star pitchers than pitchers who have never been selected for an All-Star Game.
Crain’s Chicago Business
Mike's Hard Lemonade wants to be your 'malternative' – 07/07/14
Article reports that Mike’s share of the market is shrinking due to rival products from big breweries. Quotes Professor Derek Rucker, who said, “Often it's harder to come back than it is to launch a brand-new brand. If your ad messages are wrong or your competitors are doing a better job, you're sunk.”
University World News
Business degrees affected by anti-corruption campaign – 07/03/14
Article reports that there’s been a sharp drop in applications to EMBA programs in China because the government anti-corruption campaign has curbed funding for officials eligible for the courses. Kellogg’s partnership with Guanghua School of Management at Peking University is mentioned.
The Wall Street Journal
Want to Get Into Business School? Write Less, Talk More – 07/02/14
Article reports on business schools cutting essays and placing a renewed focus on interviews, videos and other live interactions. Quotes Assistant Dean of Admissions Kate Smith, who said Kellogg’s video essays allow the school to meet applicants “face-to-face” before the interview process.