Kellogg Faculty in the Media

Financial Times

The power of music fuels business school research – 07/24/14
Article reports on research by Professors Derek Rucker, Dennis Hsu and Loran Nordgren. Their research found that when a piece of music makes people feel powerful, they feel more confident, even though they have no more control. A dominant bass line also makes people feel more confident.


The Sneaky-Yet-Sensible Way to Get Kids to Eat Healthier – 07/23/14
Article reports on research by Professor Michal Maimaran that found that children are less likely to eat a food when they hear about its benefits.

The New York Times

Ryder Uses New Campaign to Highlight Array of Services for Businesses – 07/23/14
Quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who said that the new campaign is an effort by Ryder “to get into the consideration set, so corporate managers will think of Ryder as a credible alternative to other big players.”

U.S. News & World Report

Job Training Programs Could Alleviate Skills Gap – 07/23/14
Quotes Professor Hal Sirkin, who said that the economic downturn prompted companies to scale back on their training initiatives, but new technology within factories requires even more training for the existing workforce.

Chicago Tonight

AbbVie Acquires Shire, Tax Breaks – 07/22/14
Interview with Professor Thomas Lys about the possibility of AbbVie creating a tax domicile in Britain that would keep it from paying billions in American taxes and the economic impact of this move.

Chicago Tribune

Fancy management systems aren't going to fix bad managers – 07/21/14
Quotes Professor Tom Kuczmarski, who said that when companies have a system that reinforces values and good behavior, this drives cultural success and overall organizational success.

Huffington Post

Customer Service Hall of Shame – 07/18/14
Quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who said that companies without competitors, like telecom companies, have little incentive to provide great customer service since customers can’t take their business elsewhere.


Let's Start Telling Young People the Whole Truth About College – 07/16/14
Article by Lecturer Karen Cates argues that “Steering every high school graduate toward college without conversations about viable alternatives constricts their future, condemns many to failure, and puts many more into unnecessary debt.”

Fast Company

Why The First Years After College Are Crucial For Women Aiming For The C-Suite – 07/16/14
Article by Dean Sally Blount, who writes that a woman’s first job is a time for her to gain credentials, take risks and travel rather than focus on comfort or balance.


Each of these Hepatitis C pills cost $1,000. That's actually a great deal. – 07/16/14
Quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who said that pharmaceutical companies often are criticized when such important drugs are expensive, but “this is an actual innovation, and that is something that they should get a reward for.”

Managed Healthcare Executive

ICD-10: What now? – 07/15/14
Article reports on the healthcare industry’s stalled transition to ICD-10. Quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz, who said that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services insisted Oct. 1 would be the absolute latest date for implementation, then delayed it a full year.


Interview with Professor Joel Shalowitz about the reasons for losses at CountyCare, a new Medicaid program for uninsured adults in Cook County.

Huffington Post

Football as a Battle Between Right and Left-Brain Thinking – 07/14/14
Article by Professor Daniel Diermeier argues that because of “its unique mix of science and superstitions, football represents the perfect metaphor of the balance between our left and right brains.”

CBS This Morning

Business professors get schooled by Main Street – 07/12/14
Interview with Professor Mike Mazzeo about his new book, Roadside MBA. “The examples from Main Street really enrich the classroom and give a variety of new exposure to the students,” he said.

Modern Healthcare

In ACO era, physicians will still play a leading—but changing—role – 07/12/14
Article written by Professor David Dranove reflecting on "The Future of the Physician," which was the theme of the 2014 MacEachern Symposium.

Blue Sky Innovation

The Spark: Your daily innovation tip – 07/11/14
Video of Lecturer Andrew Razeghi, who said, “Rather than trying to come up with a novel idea or something you think may be unique, focus on a real problem you see before you.”

AZ Central

Experts question rotation of acting Phoenix VA directors – 07/10/14
Quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz, who said, “I don't know any successful organization that has done this, that has been successful, or turned around by implementing a rotating system of leaders.”


Investing In Your Life: 7 Simple Ways To Advance Your Career – 07/10/14
Quotes Lecturer Karen Cates, who said career decisions should be based on passion for the job in addition to salary. Cates also recommends setting goals for each position and thinking about timing before negotiating with a manager.

Chicago Tribune

Crumbs closing all its cupcake shops – 07/08/14
Quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who said the closures aren’t surprising since Crumbs is “making a product that’s very easy to imitate.”


Pardon the Interruption – 07/08/14
Eight minutes into their show, Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon discuss Professor Brayden King’s research that found that umpires make 17 percent more errors in favor of All-Star pitchers than pitchers who have never been selected for an All-Star Game.