Kellogg Faculty in the Media


Three Disaster Ads And What I Learned From Them – 07/21/17
Article by Professor Derek Rucker discusses that the failures in some advertising campaigns can teach others to avoid such mishaps in the future. Rucker goes on to note three failed television ads, and says that going forward brands must “maintain ownership of their brand, recognize the subjective of humor, and moderate their use of negative emotion.”

The New York Times

Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were – 07/21/17
Article discusses that the stories of women in business who were in the running to become No. 1, but didn’t quite make it, show the overt and subtle resistance women still unexpectedly face when aspiring to power. Dean Sally Blount’s insight is noted in the article. “Data predicts that half or more of the women who earn an M.B.A this year will drop out of the full-time work force within a decade…That accounts in part for the low number of women who do reach the very top job, because fewer remain in the pipeline,” she says.


Why We Should Stop Expecting Trump to Be Honest – 07/20/17
Article by Professor Kent Grayson takes a look at the implications if President Trump were completely transparent regarding his possible ties to Russia. Grayson notes that if Trump were to disclose completely all pertinent information regarding Russia there would be a heavy cost, amplifying suspicion and further heightening calls for his impeachment.


The Trump administration produced this misleading report to sell its health care bill – 07/20/17
Article describes a report created by the Trump administration which claims that an amendment by Texas Senator Ted Cruz would lower the cost of health insurance. However, the charts in the report compare very different types of data, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite: “I don’t see a reason to produce these graphs ever if the goal is to give good information about the change in premiums.”


GOP health care plan collapses, will Trump allow Obama Care to fail as well – 07/19/17
Article discusses the collapse of the latest Republican health care act, and President Trump’s subsequent push to let Obamacare fail as well. Experts say he can make that happen if he chooses, quoting Professor Joel Shalowitz on how the president can undermine the law.

Associated Press

Health plan hinges on the young, but they’re a tough sell – 07/17/17
Article explains how young adults not buying healthcare coverage leads to a problem for Republicans who need young, healthy enrollees to buy insurance to keep down premiums for everyone, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on how Obama’s health law gives young adults job flexibility because coverage is not tied to employment.

Also covered in Chicago Tribune,, The New York Times and The Washington Post.


President Trump’s Steel Confusion – 07/16/17
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy explains President Trump’s thoughts and plans for steel protection. Levy found two major misconceptions with Trump’s arguments. First, Trump suggests that his trade response will be a solution to foreign dumping of steel, while in reality it has nothing to do with that. Trump’s second major misconception is that China is the biggest importer of steel to the United States, when they aren’t even in the top ten.


Obamacare’s Pocketbook Problem Made Worse in GOP Health Bill – 07/14/17
Article explores concerns about the GOP Health Bill and quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite on the effect of the Senate bill on the Medicaid program.


New GOP Health Bill Leaves Big Problem Untouched: Patient Costs – 07/14/17
Article discusses the new Republican health care bill and quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite on the matter.

Business Insider

Experts Say the New Version of the Senate Healthcare Bill Will be Bad News for the Old, Poor and Sick – 07/14/17
Article discusses the updated version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act and features Professor Craig Garthwaite on his opinions concerning the Republican senator’s strategy.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Obamacare’s pocketbook problems made worse in GOP health bill – 07/14/17
Article discusses how the latest Senate Republican health bill does little to address the concerns about patients spending too much of their own money on health care, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on how the new bill allows states to have more say in how they spend the money they are given, making it harder for low-income people to be covered by the plan.

Poets and Quants

MBA Deans Share The Hardest Classes They Ever Took – 07/14/17
Article discusses various business school deans and the hardest class they took during their MBA career and highlights perspective from Dean Sally Blount, whose toughest time in graduate school was taking her preliminary exams for her Ph.D.


8 HR Mistakes Millennial Leaders Need To Avoid – 07/12/17
Article notes research by Professor Lauren Rivera on the hiring bias that leaders must be cognizant of to avoid.


Why Apple Shouldn’t Follow Amazon’s Lead – 07/12/17
Article by Professor Alexander Chernev discusses why Apple should focus more on creating new devices than on an Apple equivalent of Amazon’s Prime Day.


Now we can measure economic policy uncertainty – 07/12/17
Article features research by Professor Scott Baker on the role of government in the economy.

Poets and Quants

Leadership Lessons: From Brigadier General to Kellogg Associate Dean – 07/12/17
Article features a Q&A with Associate Dean for Leadership Development Bernie Banks, which focuses on the trajectory of his career and Kellogg’s approach to teaching leadership.


Why Alexa is Amazon’s Secret Weapon – 07/11/17
Article by Professor Mohan Sawhney explores the competitive edge Alexa gives Amazon in its rivalry with Best Buy.

The Washington Post

David Brooks has a point – upper class kids have invisible cultural advantages – 07/11/17
Article features an interview with Professor Lauren Rivera on the effects of education, politics, and economics in fostering inequality.

Harvard Business Review

How to Handle a Disagreement on Your Team – 07/10/17
Article by Professor Jeanne Brett discusses how to intervene in team disagreements as a mediator rather than as a boss.

Washington Post

Why replacing Obamacare is so hard: It’s fundamentally conservative – 07/10/17
Article by Professor Craig Garthwaite discusses the difficulties of replacing Obamacare as a result of the current system being composed of moderately conservative policies.

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