3 Keys For Making Products And Marketing For All – 06/19/18
Article by Professor Mohanbir Sawhney discusses the three key themes involved in making and marketing products to a large audience, which he says are universal design, inclusive design, and inclusive marketing. He goes in depth about each of these themes, examining examples and explaining strategies to achieve them.
The research on race that helps explain Trump’s use of family separation at the border – 06/19/18
Article cites research by Professor Nour Kteily to explain the psychology behind Trump’s new policy of family separation at the border. Participants, mostly white Americans, were asked to rate how evolved they considered people of a certain ethnic group to be using a chart featuring images of an inaccurate evolutionary process of man, and the results showed that Mexican immigrants, Arabs, and Muslims were far more likely to be dehumanized than people of European descent or with lighter skin.
The School for Female Deans – 06/18/18
Article highlights female deans’ point of view and features Kellogg Dean Sally Blount, noting that she hosted a workshop centered on prospective female deans. “We believe the shortage of female leaders clearly has impact — everything from a lack of female role models to a male bias in business school culture and strategy.”
Why Facebook Shared Data With China’s Huawei – 06/17/18
Article by Professor Ronen Gradwohl discusses the scandal surrounding Facebook sharing data with Chinese device makers, despite U.S. intelligence officials flagging Huawei as a national security threat. He says that Facebook is pursuing universal access, but is making mistakes when it comes to the amount of data being shared and the lack of disclosure to users. Article also appeared in Herald and News and Fredericksburg.
Poets & Quants
The Fight For Gender Equality In B-Schools – 06/17/18
Article discusses the barriers to gender equality in the workplace, from cost to business perception, and quotes Professor Ellen Taaffe, the director of women’s leadership programs at Kellogg, who says that the key to changes in the business world is an increase in the number of women who enroll in business school.
Associated Press TV
Analyst: US Tariffs Are A Game of 'Whac-A-Mole' – 06/15/18
In an interview, Adjunct Professor Phil Levy discusses the Trump administration’s reasoning for putting a 25% tariff on Chinese imports, saying that the tariff is unlikely to address either of Trump’s purported reasons for the tariff: addressing the bilateral trade deficit and Chinese intellectual property practices.
Harvard Business Review
What to Do When Your Boss Won’t Advocate for You – 06/15/18
Article by Professor Nicholas Pearce discusses strategies for someone to succeed in the workplace, even if their boss won’t advocate for them. He suggests that a worker have a conversation with their boss outlining their expectations for excellence, then begin to look for other advocates and build their own professional network.
The Wall Street Journal
Why Companies Have the Urge to Merge – 06/15/18
Article discusses the reasons why companies might consider vertical mergers and quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who says that one large motivation is to address “growing uncertainty related to the future of conventional business models."
The Wall Street Journal
Tech Companies to Watch 2018 – 06/13/18
FourKites, founded in 2014 by Kellogg graduate and Zell Fellow Matt Elinjickal, was named one of The Wall Street Journal’s Top 25 Tech Companies to Watch. FourKites produces technology that tracks the temperature and location of shipments, as well as predicting arrival times. The announcement was also covered in Chicago Inno.
The New York Times
Court Rules in Antitrust Case – 06/12/18
Article discusses the possible outcomes of the Justice Department’s case against the proposed merging of AT&T and Time Warner, which argues that it would limit competition and raise costs. Professor Mark McCareins says that the Justice Department may have difficulty in building a case, since the proposed deal is a vertical merger, which doesn’t fit the horizontal-merger analytical framework. Professor McCareins also wrote an op-ed on this topic for The Hill.