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Chicago Tribune

As world waits for update, health of United, its CEO intertwined – 10/19/15
Quotes Professor Nicholas Pearce, who said that United's upcoming decision, with stymied information regarding the CEO's hospitalization, will be a dicey one involving the balance of his privacy and need for public disclosure of information, as well as choosing an interim successor.


Weight Watchers soars after Oprah buys in – 10/19/15
Professor Craig Garthwaite appeared on “Squawk on the Street” to discuss how the power of the Oprah brand factors into Oprah’s new Weight Watchers endorsement. He also discussed this topic in an Associated Press article, which was republished in Business Insider, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and Chicago Tribune.


The world is still sexist, and Jennifer Lawrence is proof – 10/18/15
Article by Professor Nicholas Pearce argues that when women opt to stay silent, it makes the women who choose to speak up appear that much more anomalous, given society’s persistent fear of female leaders. Mentions Pearce’s research with Professor Susan Perkins.

Business Insider

A psychology professor thinks that what makes us happy at work is the same thing that makes us happy in relationships – 10/17/15
Article reports on Professor Eli Finkel's research on how marriage principles, such as writing about conflicts from a neutral perspective, could also sustain a more satisfied workforce.

Kellogg Insight

Five Ways to Attract and Retain Data Scientists – 10/15/15
Article cites Professor Eric Leininger’s research on how companies need data scientist to not only make the data usable, but also to help people across the company understand and use it, which isn’t an easy task. His research also talks about how directly contributing to the business can help analytics talent thrive.


The $18 trillion problem the Democrats missed during the debate – 10/14/15
Article by Professor Nicola Persico argues that the democratic debate failed to expose the candidates’ thinking on the issue of government debt and revenue sources. The candidates were not required to provide a realistic vision for the economic role of government in America.

The Atlantic

Who Pays Hospital Bills When Patients Can't? – 10/13/15
Quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who said that a "floor-and-trade" system would mean that "we can increase the charity care provided to people falling through the cracks of the ACA in the most efficient way possible. It is also important to note that unlike a cap and trade policy this does not create industry wide cost, but instead shifts resources across hospitals.”

Harvard Business Review

How to Make Networking at Conferences Feel Less Icky – 10/12/15
Article reports on a study by Professor Maryam Kouchaki that found that professional networking, but not personal networking, makes people feel not only anxious or inauthentic but also physically dirty.


VW messed up, but the emissions scandal won't turn off customers – 10/09/15
Article by Professor Julie Hennessy reports on a Kellogg survey that found that despite weeks of negative press for Volkswagen, nearly 50 percent of U.S. consumers have a positive or very positive impression of VW.


The B-To-B CMO: The Time Has Come – 10/07/15
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott reports that 35 percent of Fortune 500 B2B companies now have a corporate-level CMO and previews the CMO Charter, developed with Professor Mohan Sawhney, which is a framework to bring clarity and structure to this rapidly evolving role

Kellogg News

David Besanko ’82 wins Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award – 10/06/15
Professor David Besanko was awarded the Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award for his course on income inequality.

Business Radio on Sirius XM

The Digital Show – 10/05/15
Professor Antonio Moreno-Garcia was a guest on The Digital Show, where he spoke about omnichannel retail.

Bloomberg Business

In Social Media Marketing, the Burger King Has It His Way – 10/01/15
Quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who said, “Burger King has really found a way to get attention by doing the unexpected and somewhat irreverent. They’re generating an enormous amount of publicity at a very modest cost.”


Connected Cars Rev Up For A Revolution – 10/01/15
Article reports that Professor Robert Wolcott spoke at the Frankfurt International Motor Show about “a new industrial revolution” whose impact would be “on a par with that of the railroads in the 19th century.”


The Debate Over Drug Pricing – 10/01/15
Professor Craig Garthwaite was a guest on The Diane Rehm Show, where he discussed why drugs cost what they do and what can be done to lower prices for consumers.


Inspiring The Corporate Entrepreneur – 09/29/15
Article by Professors Carter Cast and David Schonthal argues that seeking out entrepreneurs is better than training people to be "intrapreneurial" in a company's status quo, and gives three examples of how corporate entrepreneurship can be encouraged.


Insurance CEOs again called before lawmakers – 09/29/15
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said that pledges from insurers don’t mean much. “It’s competition that we want to ensure that savings are passed through if they are realized,” she said.


When It Comes To Health Insurance Mergers, Bigger Is Not Going To Be Better – 09/28/15
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said that the 1999 merger between Aetna and Prudential “resulted in reduced payments to providers and no evidence that those cost savings were passed on to consumers.”


VW And GM Prove It: Some Executives Should Go to Jail – 09/28/15
Article by Professor Tim Calkins argues that the fines imposed on companies that cut corners like Volkswagen and GM are not enough. Executives should know that if they do the wrong thing they may be held personally responsible and face jail time.


What Anne-Marie Slaughter misses about why women still aren’t reaching the top – 09/28/15
Quotes Dean Sally Blount, who said that women are up to 50 percent less likely than their male peers to enter competitive fields after graduating. Blount also identifies the three pivot points in a woman’s career.