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Chicago Tribune

Commentary: Presidential talk (and tweets) can carry a steep price – 02/10/17
Article by Professor Sandeep Baliga and Professor Timothy Feddersen discuss how companies should be cautious about creating ill will with the president, using the Nordstrom’s decision to pull Ivanka Trump brands as a way to determine if these companies should stay in president's good graces, or try to avoid his attention entirely by not selling Trump brands.

Chicago Tribune

Northwestern channels 'Shark Tank' in new Kellogg student competition – 02/03/17
Article recaps the Kellogg Venture Challenge Shark Tank, which featured quick pitches from eight Kellogg student startups in front of four judges. Startups Re-Bucha, Tiltas and eRetirements were the top winners.

NPR

Contest For Biz Students Is All About Umbilical Cords – 02/02/17
Article explains that at the Kellogg Biotech and Healthcare Competition, MBA students came up with plans to get moms and dads to use an antiseptic on the cord stump to ward off infection, quoting Professor Tim Calkins on the ideas and solutions generated from the competition.

Poets & Quants

This Kellogg MBA Is Revolutionizing K-8 Education – 01/27/17
Article features Kellogg alum Sidharth Kakkar’s education start-up, Front Row Education, which is revolutionizing K-8 education with online programming and has seen remarkable growth in the two years since its launch.

Poets & Quants

Poets & Quants’ Top MBA Startups Of 2017 – 01/23/17
Article highlights the publication’s top 100 MBA startups of 2017, noting that Kellogg has doubled its representation of startups year-over-year, from four to eight. Additional coverage on the best business schools for MBA startups, also citing Kellogg, is published here.

Poets & Quants

Our Favorite MBA Startups Of 2016 – 12/29/16
Article discusses the publication’s favorite ventures from 2016, highlighting Kellogg alum Andrew Youn’s One Acre Fund, a nonprofit that loans money to small rural farmers, and trains them in farming techniques.

Poets & Quants

Newest MBA Boys’ Club Isn’t What You Think – 12/20/16
Article talks about gender equality and gender equity clubs/organizations in MBA programs across the nation, citing Kellogg among other top schools for having enrolled a more than 40% women in their Two-Year Full-Time MBA Program.

Financial Times

A hands-on management style is reforming Buenos Aires schools – 12/18/16
Article discusses the hands-on management style of Esteban Bullrich, Argentina's education minister, who credits Kellogg for his ability to share and achieve goals at all levels of an organization, even a national network of schools. Quotes Matt Merrick, Associate Dean of MBA Operations, on Kellogg’s collaborative culture.

Financial Times

The next frontier for greater inclusion in financial services – 12/01/16
Article discusses the topic of inclusion in financial services and how networks, temporary teams and two kinds of mentor all help new faces to fit in, quoting Professor Lauren Rivera on how “one of the biggest challenges people from under-represented backgrounds have is fitting in.”

U.S. News & World Report

An MBA Video Essay That Succeeded – 12/01/16
Article discusses the rise in MBA video admissions essays and interviews Melissa Rapp, Director of FT MBA and MSMS Admissions, on how candidates can make a compelling video essay. Article also features an example of a prior video essay from a current Kellogg student.

Poets & Quants

Meet The Stereotype-Defying MBA Students In The Class of 2018 – 08/31/16
In this annual series, P&Q highlights 40 leading Full-Time MBA programs, who each share up to 12 first-year students who epitomize their program’s goals and spirit. The article mentions Kellogg’s strong percentage of female students as well as strong GMAT scores. In the first series, P&Q features a Q&A from Kellogg JD-MBA student Justin Rosenthal.

Poets & Quants

The MBAs To Watch In The Class of 2016 – 06/20/16
Article features 90 graduating MBAs from the Class of 2016 with diverse backgrounds and experiences, including a profile of Kellogg student Dexter Yu Galan.

Poets & Quants

The Best One-Year MBA Programs In The U.S. – 06/15/16
Article features perspective from Associate Dean of MBA Operations Matt Merrick and 1Y MBA student Tara Chang about the student experience in Kellogg’s 1Y program. “We offer the Kellogg experience which starts with our focus on the customer, gets students to work in a collaborative environment, and engages students inside and outside the classroom at very high levels,” Dean Merrick said.

Poets & Quants

The Best & Brightest EMBAs Of The Class Of 2016 – 06/13/16
Article features profiles of EMBA students from across the globe with diverse backgrounds and experiences, including a profile of Kellogg EMBA student Mike Vaca about his experience in the Kellogg-HKUST program.

Forbes

Reshoring Has Slowed But Hasn't Stopped – 05/31/16
Article by Adjunct Professor Harold Sirkin says that the reshoring trend will continue in the U.S. – particularly among textile, bicycle and furniture manufacturers.

Forbes

Practice 'Creative Destruction' To Avoid Becoming A Victim Of It – 05/23/16
Article by Adjunct Professor Harold Sirkin argues that creative destruction should be internalized and used by executives to prepare their companies and employees for the challenges of the future.

Forbes

Growth Guru Likes Facebook, Microsoft – 05/23/16
Article cites Professor Mohan Sawhney’s research on growth and how not all growth is good. Bad growth — such as that caused by subprime lending or acquisitions that add needlessly to a company’s complexity — produces short-term revenue growth but longer-term collapse

Forbes

Why Growth Gurus Love Amazon and Starbucks – 05/19/16
Article discusses growth models of companies like Amazon and Starbucks, quoting Professor Mike Mazzeo on how growth flows to companies that continuously swap variable costs for fixed ones.

Chicago Tribune

8 big problems for women in the workplace – 05/18/16
Article quotes Professor Lauren Rivera on how the people who hire (usually men) may actually lower the bar for job candidates who share their backgrounds and interests, meaning that these less-qualified candidates may actually win out.

Chicago Tribune

Kapow keeps swinging on events business after big layoffs – 05/17/16
Article profiles local event planning company Kapow, quoting Professor Mohanbir Sawhney on the company’s strategy of building a business that relies primarily on labor rather than technology.

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