Kellogg Faculty in the Media

Business 2 Community

Guilty Pleasures Are Even Sweeter When Shared – 12/31/13
Reports on guilty pleasures and quotes Professor Kelly Goldsmith.


Management experts knock Obama – 12/31/13
Reports on President Obama’s end of the year address, particularly his remarks on the technical difficulties with rolling out the Affordable Care Act. Professor Daniel Diermeier commented on the president’s management skills saying, “No one asked you to write code or be a technical expert, but the expectation is you can set up a process.”

Yahoo! Australia

Honesty should be the only policy – 12/31/13
Reports on honesty in the workplace and quotes Professor Nicholas Pearce, who states, “There is a prevailing cultural sentiment that lying is OK - the fact that everyone is doing it and that it's necessary to get ahead.”

The New York Times

Reborn, Dell Aims Message at Businesses – 12/30/13
Reports on Dell’s business-to-business brand campaign that it is launching. The article quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who suggested the campaign was also directed at Dell’s own employees.

Poets & Quants

Business School Dean of the Year – 12/27/13
Reports Roger Martin, dean of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, as the Dean of the Year. The article cites Kellogg’s Dean Sally Blount putting Martin in the company of such transformational leaders as Donald Jacobs, who had put Kellogg on the map years earlier. The article also ran in Fortune.

Fox Business

Retailers in Digital 'Gold Rush' as Startups Raise Stakes – 12/26/13
Reports on the changes traditional retailers have to compete with against online startups like Amazon or Zappos. Professor Tim Calkins comments that it is the ease of shipping that makes these digital outlets in demand.

Pekin Times

Knight: Citizen-consumers and our republic vs. corporations – 12/26/13
Reports on the ADM’s decision to be headquartered in Illinois and quotes Professor Therese McGuire, who states “This sort of competition between states to retain or attract firms is a race to the bottom.”


GlaxoSmithKline May Be Motivated By Scandal, But Changing Compensation Schemes For Docs And Sales Reps Is The Right Move – 12/23/13
Reports that GSK will stop paying doctors to speak about their products and will change sales rep compensation so that it does not directly tie to prescription volume. The article also cites research by Professor Lakshman Krishnamurthi.


Secret Handshakes Greet Frat Brothers on Wall Street – 12/22/13
Reports on the advantage that fraternity members have in securing jobs on Wall Street and quotes Professor Lauren Rivera.

Chicago Tribune

Illinois and ADM Both Made the Right Call – 12/22/13
Op-ed by Professor Therese McGuire, makes the point that corporate tax breaks are not a good method for attracting and retaining business.

Columbus Dispatch

Worthington Industries says it has only one name – 12/22/13
Reports on Worthington Industries, a steel processing company out of Columbus, Ohio, and quotes Professor Tim Calkins on the benefits of simplifying a brand portfolio.


GE's chief marketing officer says there are things to love about data even if you're from a non-technical background – 12/19/13
Examines Professor Florian Zettlemeyer’s remarks at the GE’s Minds and Machines Conference, and posits that managers need to understand analytics in order to see success in the future.

The Huffington Post UK

Fifty International Experts in Innovation and Marketing Speak to an Audience of 5,000 in Indonesia – 12/19/13
Reports on the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) ASEAN Forum. The article highlights several statements made by KIN co-founder Professor Robert C. Wolcott during the conference, including: "An accelerator to innovation is trust - which has to be established before any idea or innovation."

AIS Health

Narrow Networks Show Success in Lowering Rates, but Demand Could Expand Choices – 12/18/13
Reports on a backlash starting because of insurers using narrow networks. Professor Craig Garthwaite notes many people who will purchase coverage on the new exchanges previously did not have insurance.


The Worst CEO Screw-Ups Of 2013 – 12/18/13
Professors Daniel Diermeier and Harry Kraemer analyze the worst CEO mistakes of 2013.

Government Executive

Leaders Do Matter, But When Does their Gender Matter Too? – 12/18/13
Reprint of a Kellogg Insight article about research from Professors Nicholas Pearce and Susan Perkins that found countries with high levels of diversity and strife have stronger economies when led by women.


The Most Unforgettable Ad Campaigns Of 2013 – 12/17/13
Reports that the most memorable ads of 2013, quoting Professor Derek Rucker on what is needed to create an effective ad.

The Indian Express

IIM-Ahmedabad to host third edition of India Finance Conference – 12/16/13
Reports on the third India Finance Conference taking place Dec. 18-19 and the inaugural address will be delivered by Professor Ravi Jagannathan.

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times – 12/13/13
Reports on the new advertising blitz for the Affordable Care Act, targeting eight major markets and costing $1 million in federal money. Dr. Joel Shalowitz said delaying the ads until worked “was absolutely the right thing to do,” because going to a site that didn’t work well would give consumers a negative association with it.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Harry Kraemer, former Baxter CEO, honored by One Acre Fund – 12/12/13
Reports that One Acre Fund honored one of their biggest supporters, Professor Harry Kraemer. He is the executive partner of Madison Dearborn Partners and the author of “From Values to Action: The Four Principals of Values-Based Leadership.” All proceeds from his book benefit One Acre Fund.