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The iPhone X Is the Beginning of the End for Apple – 11/02/17
Article written by Professor Mohanbir Sawhney takes a look at the iPhone X, questioning if Apple has reached its “peak phone.” He also explores where phones could potentially go from here by looking at the history of the phone.

New York Times

As a Debt Deadline Looms for Venezuela, Maduro Is Defiant – 11/02/17
The Venezuelan government and Pdvsa have been skipping interest payments over the last four weeks, taking advantage of grace periods to delay more than $700 million in payouts. “They’re living day by day essentially,” said Adjunct Lecturer Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez. “There’s a sense that at the liquidity level, there’s a scramble, there’s always a scramble.”

Washington Post

Papa John’s claim that NFL protests are hurting pizza sales is a stretch. But the backlash won’t last. – 11/02/17
Article discusses the backlash to Papa John’s CEO blaming low pizza sales on NFL player’s protests, quoting Professor Lakshman Krishnamurthi. “People get upset and the outrage lasts for a week. These kinds of things blow over.”


How To Put Advertising Theory Into Practice – 11/01/17
Article written by Professor Derek Rucker explains the problems that professors and practitioners run into when attempting to apply academic theories in practice, noting that he suggests theory-driven experiments. “This idea is not to simply test different ideas against one another, but to use academic research as a starting point and experiments as the bridge to leverage those concepts in practice.


Internet Trolls, Corporations, And Your Personal Data: New Regulations Coming – 11/01/17
Article written by Professor Robert Wolcott comments on internet trolls and a personal anecdote in which he directly dealt with them, noting that new protections for your personal data rights are on the way. These protections, however, could threaten convenience and customization, and they probably will not curb trolls.


A Bipartisan U.S. Trade Policy? Lighthizer Will Face Challenges – 10/31/17
Article written by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy takes a look at U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s optimistic wish to return to a time where “there was a substantial majority of people in both [political] parties that voted for trade agreements.”

Poets & Quants

A Tribute To Kellogg’s Legendary Don Jacobs – 10/31/17
Article pays tribute to former Kellogg Dean Don Jacobs who peacefully passed away on the night of October 30th. “For 26 years, he led the Kellogg School with tenacity, courage and foresight, making it one of the world’s premier players in graduate management education.”


In Its Old Age, GATT Is Suffering From Neglect – 10/30/17
Article written by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy discusses the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, or GATT, which was created in the aftermath of World War II to help stabilize global trade. It explores a history of the GATT from the time of its conception until present day.


Imagining Obamacare in 2020 – 10/30/17
Article imagines the Affordable Care Act in 2020, making projections from what the Trump administration is doing and says it will do to change healthcare laws, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on the expectations he had for the marketplace under the ACA.

Chicago Tribune

Founders and investors dig into Chicago’s deal scene at Fund Conference – 10/27/17
Article says that start-ups are going to have to get more creative with their business ideas, as “all the easy stuff has been taken.” Professor Mohanbir Sawhney says, “When you start scaling a company, that’s when you need process, you need structure, and you need professional management,” which can be found in an MBA.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Which Chicagoans are best at mentoring women? – 10/27/17
Article takes a look at Chicago executives who excel at mentoring women in different sectors, highlighting Adjunct Lecturer Troy Henikoff, who helps to mentor young Chicago entrepreneurs.

Huffington Post

How Well is American Capitalism Working? – 10/27/17
Article by Professor Philip Kotler discusses how well American Capitalism is working. Professor Kotler also discussed the topic of capitalism with Marketplace Radio.


How Consumers Could Be Affected If CVS And Aetna Merge – 10/27/17
Radio segment features Professor Amanda Starc as she discusses the implications of a possible merger between CVS and Aetna. Starc says that “consumers will probably not see a reduction in their prescription drug prices, if the deal goes through.”

The Hill

Unlike the national debt, your 401(k) is safe – 10/27/17
Article written by Visiting Professor Ben Harris discusses how Americans’ 401(k) plans are safe even if Congress passes the GOP tax plan. Retirement accounts are safe, and people have no reason to worry.


Science: Here’s How to Generate 26 Percent More Ideas at Your Next Brainstorming Session – 10/26/17
Article highlights by Professor Leigh Thompson that notes embarrassing personal anecdotes at the beginning of a brainstorming session can lead to more good ideas at the end of it.

Wall Street Journal

Deutsche, Barclays Feel the Investment Bank Burn – 10/26/17
Article explains how Barclays PLC and Deutsche Bank AG, the big European banks, have both recently said that trading revenue declined 30% in the third quarter. Professor David Stowell is quoted.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago-area hospitals have merger fever. Is it good for patients? – 10/25/17
Article explains how Chicago-area health systems are joining forces in an effort to improve patient care and lower industry costs; however, according to research and real-life examples this is not always good for consumers’ care and costs. Research shows that when hospitals merge in areas that already have few competitors, prices can increase by more than 20 percent, and Professor Amanda Starc. Professor Starc is also quoted in Politifact.


Peloton, And The Power Of Commercial Spirituality – 10/25/17
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Paul Earle discusses the multidimensional home fitness company Peloton, noting that in just five years it looks like “it might be the next $1Billion+ high growth monster.” The corporation’s CEO John Foley attributes spirituality to the successful growth.

The Hill

#MeToo: Sexual assault inflicts dire economic costs as well – 10/25/17
Article by Visiting Professor Ben Harris takes a look at the #MeToo hashtag spurred by shocking allegations of sexual violence committed by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, noting that sexual assault and domestic violence could pose a real threat to the country’s economic state.


Critique Of NAFTA Provision Highlights Team Trump’s Misconceptions On Investment Abroad – 10/23/17
Article written by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy takes a look at US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s decision to take aim at the Investor State Dispute Settlement, which is key legislation to protect multinational companies that invest abroad.