Get inside a hacker's mind – 05/01/15
Article co-written by Professor Moran Cerf explains the mentality behind a hacker’s mind and the social engineering, human psychology, and art of manipulation that goes on behind a seemingly simple hacking attempt.
Corruption crackdown leads to Chinese Rich Elites fleeing – 04/21/15
Article quotes Professor Nicola Persico on the Chinese rich and elites fleeing the country due to the recent strict crackdowns on corruption on China, which he believes won’t bring much trouble or change to the current Chinese political status quo, but will bring new experiences and ideas once the rich return to China. This article is written in Mandarin.
How Power-Hungry Bosses Keep Their Power – 04/14/15
Article quotes Professor Jon Maner on his study, Divide and Conquer: When and Why Leaders Undermine the Cohesive Fabric of Their Group, which shows how bosses at the top of the hierarchy are often hostile toward members who are deemed powerful enough to challenge their authority, and divide subordinates to prevent alliances being formed.
Poets & Quants
Where Are The Women In Venture Capital? – 04/14/15
Article quotes Professor Linda Darragh on the lack of female presence in the venture capital world, emphasizing that female entrepreneurs bring a unique understanding of certain markets and having women as partners at top venture capital firms can help diversify the markets those firms can invest in. She also mentions female involvement in Kellogg entrepreneurship courses and names specific women-led startups coming out of Kellogg.
9 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Rich – 04/13/15
Article features Professor Neal Roese offering advice on saving money, such as ignoring the ‘three-year plan’ for paying back your credit card debt, because his research shows that people who see a three-year example may pay back more slowly than otherwise, perhaps because they (incorrectly) take the example as a suggestion.
New York Times
Do Assassins Really Change History? – 04/10/15
Article co-authored by Professor Benjamin Jones talks about his recent research on how attempted assassinations of great leaders have impacted history. Research shows that deaths of autocrats tend to promote a path towards democracy, and failed assassination attempts can alter the course of history.
Can the Chinese learn to fight pollution from Britain – 04/10/15
Article quotes Professor Nicola Persico on how Britain’s history of fighting pollution can offer some advice to China and China’s battle against pollution. He argues that today’s Chinese elites are troubled and harmed by pollution issues, and the situation is so bad that soon elites may wish to make the government more responsive to mass-demand for clean air and water. This article is written in Mandarin.
New York Times
Explaining Jeb Bush’s ‘Hispanic’ Error – 04/09/15
Article authored by Professor Eli Finkel talks about a study that suggests that being invested in a romantic relationship changes how we define ourselves, even at the deepest levels of identity. In the case of Jeb Bush, his marriage may be the factor behind his erroneous listing of himself as Hispanic on a 2009 voter registration.
New York Times
First-Generation Students Unite – 04/08/15
Article quotes Professor Nicole Stephens on the first generation college student experience, and comments that cultural signals on campus enable affluent students to see college as “a continuation of their experience.” Students who don’t think they fit in are less likely to reach out for help and more likely to suffer emotionally and have lower grades, said Stephens.