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Scientific American

Why We Imagine – 11/01/15
Article features research by Professor Neal Roese and references his book, The Social Psychology of Counterfactual Thinking.

Business Insider

58 cognitive biases that screw up everything we do – 10/29/15
Professor Leigh Thompson is quoted on the topic of anchoring bias in salary negotiation. According to her research, job candidates that make an opening offer are more successful in the negotiation process.

The New York Times

Health Care Companies in Merger Frenzy – 10/29/15
Professor Leemore Dafny comments on the latest round of mergers between health care companies including drug makers, hospital groups and insurers.

The New York Times

Prices Are Higher When Hospitals Buy Doctors’ Practices. That’s Set to Change. – 10/28/15
A study by Professors David Dranove and Chris Ody, which shows that mergers can drive up costs for privately insured patients, is referenced in this article.

Forbes

How To Capture Customer Attention In A World Of Information Overload – 10/27/15
In this article on how to capture customer attention, Lecturer William Bennett advises people to make introductions to their various clients, who might benefit from each other.

NPR

Startups Cater To Muslim Millennials With Dating Apps And Vegan Halal Soap – 10/27/15
Professor Benjamin Jones is interviewed in this piece on the wave of new startups geared towards tech-savvy Muslim consumers.

The Wall Street Journal

Break-Up Fee in Duke-Piedmont Contemplates Regulatory Risk – 10/27/15
Professor Emeritus Thomas Lys comments on Duke Energy's "breakup fee" included in its proposed deal to buy Piedmont Natural Gas

Associated Press

Manufacturing CEO seeks distance from man convicted in Ponzi – 10/26/15
Professor Nicholas Pearce is quoted in this story about a manufacturer CEO's ties to a man convicted in a Ponzi scheme. This story was also published in The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Fortune

What Oprah's Weight Watchers stake says about celebrity endorsements – 10/23/15
Article by Professors Derek Rucker and Tim Calkins argues that celebrity endorsements have the potential to prompt a brand’s resurgence and offers brands three critical assets: memorability, credibility and personality.

Harvard Business Review

Firms Are Wasting Millions Recruiting on Only a Few Campuses – 10/23/15
Article by Professor Lauren Rivera presents her research on the link between elite schools and elite jobs and argues that on-campus recruitment may not be as time- or cost-efficient as employers believe.

Fortune

How Amazon can quash the rise of phony product reviews – 10/21/15
Article by Professor Eric Anderson argues that retailers need to encourage more authentic consumer conversations in order to drown out fake online reviews.

Harvard Business Review

It’s Harder to Empathize with People If You’ve Been in Their Shoes – 10/20/15
Article by Professor Loran Nordgren reports on his research, which found that people who endured challenges in the past were less likely to show compassion for someone facing the same struggle. Loran’s research was also noted in The New York Times and NPR.

Marketplace

When the CEO is sick, how much disclosure is enough? – 10/20/15
Quotes Professor Emeritus Thomas Lys, who said that usually the more powerful a CEO, the less likely a company will share health information.

Marketplace

Health co-ops' struggles could bring higher costs – 10/20/15
Professor Leemore Dafny comments on the Humana and Aetna healthcare insurance merger.

Chicago Tribune

Mariano's first ever executive chef has big plans – 10/19/15
Quotes Professor David Matsa, who said that when Wal-Mart expanded nationally as a grocery retailer, in the 1990s and early 2000s, traditional grocery stores had to adapt in response.

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.

CNBC

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.

Fortune

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.