Kellogg World Alumni Magazine Winter 2009

Heard at Kellogg

  Greg Scott
  Photo © Dan Dry

"The healthcare industry knows that if some sort of reform doesn't happen this time, the next time it comes around, it's going to be even bigger."

—  Greg Scott, principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, in a panel discussion at the Business of Healthcare Conference (Nov. 11) Read the full article


Sam Zell  
Photo © Dan Dry  

"The next 36 months won't necessarily be fun, but like Mark Twain said, 'Reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated.'"

—  Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments LLC and Tribune Company, in a Real Estate Conference keynote speech on the future of the real estate industry (Nov. 18) Read the full article


  Roslyn Brock '99
  Photo © Chris Guillen

"We want to … create a more perfect union, where all of us have the ability to achieve."

—  Roslyn Brock '99, chairman of the NAACP, in an Executive MBA Luncheon Speaker Series talk (March 5) Read the full article


Promod Haque '83  
Photo © Peter Barreras  

"Customers don't buy technology because it's a cool thing to do; these products have to deliver value."

—  Promod Haque '83, managing partner at Norwest Venture Partners, in a Kellogg Distinguished Lecture Series talk (March 11) Read the full article


  Gail Collins
  Photo © Chris Guillen

"Who takes care of the kids? It's a loser politically. There is no political traction; there are no votes for it. To do something about it is incredibly expensive."

—  Gail Collins, New York Times columnist, on the progress of women in the workforce despite the lack of publicly funded childcare, in a Kellogg Distinguished Lecture Series talk (Jan. 19) Read the full article


Jon Anda '80  
Photo © Peter Barreras  

"There's a lot of uncertainty, and we could get it wrong. We could end up with energy being the next healthcare issue."

—  Jon Anda '80, a visiting fellow at Duke University and a carbon financial markets specialist, on the complexity of climate issues (Jan. 11) Read the full article


  Michael V. Roberts
  Photo © Peter Barreras

"Fifty percent of the Fortune 500 companies began in an economic environment like the one we're in now. This is the best time in history for you to go into business."

—  Michael V. Roberts, chairman and CEO of The Roberts Companies, in a Black History Month keynote speech (Feb. 23) Read the full article

Andrew Ross Sorkin  
Photo © Chris Guillen  

"The government knew more than (it was) leading on. What we thought was a surprise, others did see coming."

—  Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times reporter and author of Too Big to Fail, in a Kellogg Distinguished Lecture Series talk on the drama behind the 2008 financial crisis (Feb. 9) Read the full article


  Brenda Barnes

"Creating lasting change requires employees at all levels to dig in deep, to drive the change, to own it, and to realize that nothing can stay the same."

—  Brenda Barnes, Sara Lee CEO, in a Women in Leadership Speaker Series talk (Dec. 3) Read the full article


Tunde Omotoba '03  
Photo © Dan Dry  

"There are very good returns to be made in Africa, better than you can get here. You can do new things that you cannot do here."

—  Tunde Omotoba '03, honorable minister of aviation for Nigeria, during a leadership roundtable discussion at the Africa Business Conference (Jan. 30) Read the full article


  Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
  Photo © Chris Guillen

"Everyone is hardwired to enhance their own interest."

—  Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, New York University professor and author of The Predictioneers' Game, in a Kellogg Distinguished Lecture Series talk (Feb. 25) Read the full article

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