Trump boycotts leave companies caught in the crossfire – 02/03/17
Despite the fact that the new administration has only been in power for nearly two weeks, there has been no shortage of controversy. Consumers have been active in boycotting companies, policies, and using the power of their wallet to show their reluctance to comply the new administration's policies. Brayden King, Chair at the Kellogg School of Management, spoke about the recent controversy regarding Uber and the new administration. "It created an opportunity for activists to make some noise," King said. "Uber was the opportunity, not the target itself."
Poets & Quants
The Founder: The New Story Of The Old America – 02/03/17
Article by Professor Moran Cerf discusses the latest release of the film, “The Founder,” and how as long as greed (money/time) is part of the system within-which we work, individuals will get away with things. As a result, the question professors in business schools must now ask themselves is: what lesson should we teach our students in such a world? If the examples of success involve bending the rules first and asking for forgiveness later, can we expect our students to behave differently?
Nothing: What Will Remain Uniquely Human In An Age Of AI – 02/01/17
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott explains how in this century, artificial intelligences will overtake human beings across an ever-widening swath of capabilities. These capabilities will in many cases be integrated into our living systems, facing us with the question: What might remain uniquely human? And does this question even matter?
Universities advise some students, scholars not to travel abroad – 01/30/17
Article discusses how various colleges and universities throughout the Midwest are urging some students and scholars not to leave the country, quoting Professor Maryam Kouchaki on research which shows that “hearing these messages of inclusion from management, whether it's a university president, a CEO or a school principal, is critical for those affected by Trump's order.”
Strategy + Business
Why Good Employees Do Bad Things – 01/30/17
From an outside’s perspective, it is often hard to figure out why companies do bad things and how they let themselves get to those controversial places. Maryam Kouchaki, assistant professor at Kellogg, explains how the situation perspective differs once you are inside the organization. Kouchaki has focused on this issue throughout her academic career, as she studies the causes of unethical behavior. Kouchaki explains that since people spend so much time at their workplace, their actions at work become intertwined with their identity, which make unethical decisions have significant implications.
U.S. News and World Reports
Dive Into Global Health Issues During Med School – 01/30/17
Since we live in such an interconnected world, diseases and epidemics are no longer confined to certain countries or geographic borders. Thus, medical school students must be well-versed in global health issues. Dr. Joel Shalowitz, professor of preventive medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine, says that understand other nation’s health system is an important skill that also allows you to compare and contrast health systems between other places and your own.