A flagging model – 03/26/15
Article quotes Professor Lauren Rivera on the hiring biases inherent in elite firms. “Evaluators relied so intensely on ‘school’ as a criterion of evaluation not because they believed that the content of elite curricula better prepared students for life in their firms…but because of the perceived rigor of the admissions process,” she said.
GoDaddy's latest attempt to escape its sexist reputation – 03/23/15
Article quotes Professor Derek Rucker on GoDaddy’s process to eliminate its sexist reputation. Revamping the way the public sees a company requires “a series of actions over time,” he says. In some cases, it may also require the firm to tackle the issue head-on, publicly acknowledging the problem and explaining how it’s changed.
Crain’s Chicago Business
Bending the learning curve on Techstars – 03/16/15
Review of Lecturer Andrew Razeghi’s new book, Bend the Curve, says the book is “a good how-to guide for entrepreneurs, but it's also a great cheat sheet for anyone trying to quickly get up to speed on Chicago's tech scene.”
Poets & Quants
New Case Competition Attracts Top Schools – 03/13/15
Article mentions the Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition. Also mentions that Kellogg teams won the Wharton MBA Buyout Case Competition, Anderson’s entertainment business case competition and the MBA National Case Competition.
America’s workforce challenge – 03/12/15
Article by Professor Harold Sirkin argues that the mass exodus of baby boomers from the labor force and the slowdown in marriages and family formation is a demographic shift that will affect virtually every company in the U.S.