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To Stay Inspired, Entrepreneurs Must Notice, Ask, Try – 10/21/14
Article quotes Professor Lloyd Shefsky on leaders’ need to sharpen their entrepreneurial mindsets constantly and includes examples from his book, “Invent, Reinvent, Thrive.”

Chicago Tribune

Caremark planning bigger copay at drugstores that sell cigarettes – 10/20/14
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said that the measure isn't necessarily anti-competitive and that the concept of preferred networks for pharmacies has been a growing trend.


All You Need to Know About Apple Pay – 10/19/14
Article includes Q&A with Professor Sarit Markovich, who said, “Unless the banks decide to become a serious player in the mobile payment market, I don’t see the credit cards going away in the near future.”

Financial Times

Latin America is a region plagued by incumbents – 10/15/14
Article by Lecturer Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez argues that the trend toward imperial and eternal presidential tenures in Latin America is a detriment to democracy and to the development of Latin America.


Retailers pass on Google Express – 10/15/14
Quotes Professor Antonio Moreno-Garcia, who said, “Google partners with the retailers…and uses their inventory, which requires a level of integration that can be difficult to achieve.” Also quotes Eric Anderson, chair of the marketing department, who said, “If you don’t have enough retailers, why would people be interested? They might as well go to Target instead.”

Harvard Business Review

Where to Look for Insight – 10/14/14
Article by Professor Mohan Sawhney and Senior Fellow Sanjay Khosla argues that innovation can be approached systematically and lists seven “insight channels” that can lead to more efficient operations.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Ideas Week: The rising tide of social-impact investing – 10/13/14
Article reports on Social Impact Investing: Financing a Better World, a panel hosted by Professor Linda Darragh at Chicago Ideas Week. Takeaways include that “anyone can be an impact investor” and “sell the win-win.”


Why Microsoft’s CEO may have been right about asking for a raise – 10/13/14

Quotes Victoria Medvec, executive director of the Center for Executive Women, who said, “As you go into a negotiation, you always make it about what you are achieving for the business. The compensation should be at caboose of the offer.”


The Expert – Lloyd E. Shefsky, Clinical Professor, Northwestern University – 10/13/14
Article by Professor Lloyd Shefsky explains how to continuously innovate and reinvent one's self and business to meet constantly changing conditions in the marketplace, using examples from his book, Invent, Reinvent, Thrive.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Deepak Chopra to talk hunger, creativity in Chicago – 10/09/14
Article reports that Professor Deepak Chopra will speak at Chicago Ideas Week about the importance of getting healthy meals to children in India.

Washington Post

How mortgage rates affect car purchases, credit card debt and jobs – 10/09/14
Article cites a paper by Professor Janice Eberly that suggests that mortgages could be designed to automatically refinance into a lower rate during times of economic crisis. The goal would be to eliminate a borrower’s chances of lapsing into foreclosure and to support consumer spending.

The Atlantic

Why Robots Could Be Awesome Whistleblowers – 10/08/14
Article by Professor Adam Waytz argues that the social, reputational and emotional risks of whistleblowing make it the perfect job for a robot. Robots are proficient at “cold” skills necessary for diligent evaluation and inspection of organizational errors—calculation, routinization, automation and consistency.

Business Insider

Here Are The 2 Main Reasons Why Giant Companies Like HP Split In Half – 10/06/14
Quotes Professor Mohan Sawhney, who said that a complex enterprise like HP can get messy and complicated, but it can clean itself up by splitting in two.

Financial Times

Networking can leave you down and dirty – 10/05/14
Article reports on research by Professor Maryam Kouchaki that found that professional networking can make people feel morally impure.

American Express Open Forum

4 Steps to Reinventing Your Company – 10/01/14
Article quotes Professor Lloyd Shefsky and includes his tips for businesses preparing their reinvention strategies.


Study: Unemployment Insurance Prevented 1.4 Million Foreclosures – 10/01/14
Article reports on research by Professors David Matsa and Brian Melzer on the role that unemployment insurance played on consumer credit during the Great Recession.

Chicago Tribune

Laundry service app launches in Chicago – 10/01/14
Quotes Professor Linda Darragh, who said that customers will be hesitant about whether clothes will be well cared for and washed to their particular standards.


The NFL Brand – Discuss – 09/30/14
Quotes Professor Greg Carpenter, who said, “Transparency, empathy, and compassion can help put the scandal in the past, and minimize the damage to the NFL’s reputation.”


The next great startup: Why selling to businesses beats selling to consumers – 09/30/14
Article by Professor Linda Darragh lists six lessons that entrepreneurs can learn from B2B companies about how to launch the next great startup, including targeting the first customers wisely and focusing on opportunities to generate reoccurring revenue.

Becker’s Hospital CFO

Hospital ratings: What the shift from inpatient to outpatient means for performance measurement – 09/29/14
Quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz, who said that volume-related hospital metrics will continue to be important in assessing performance and profitability going forward, but which volumes have the most impact will change as healthcare providers focus on population health management.