Crain’s Chicago Business
Plan for data center under Block 37 wins Kellogg competition – 04/29/15
Article talks about a student team from Booth winning the Kellogg Real Estate Venture Competition with their proposal to locate a data center in the never-finished Chicago Transit Authority "superstation" below Block 37 in the Loop.
Poets & Quants
Negotiating MBA Job Offers: Dos & Don’ts – 04/23/15
Article gives advice on how MBA students should be negotiating their offers. Mentions a job negotiation panel organized the Kellogg Women’s Business Association and links to a student blog post on takeaways from the talk.
Corruption crackdown leads to Chinese Rich Elites fleeing – 04/21/15
Article quotes Professor Nicola Persico on the Chinese rich and elites fleeing the country due to the recent strict crackdowns on corruption on China, which he believes won’t bring much trouble or change to the current Chinese political status quo, but will bring new experiences and ideas once the rich return to China. This article is written in Mandarin.
How Power-Hungry Bosses Keep Their Power – 04/14/15
Article quotes Professor Jon Maner on his study, Divide and Conquer: When and Why Leaders Undermine the Cohesive Fabric of Their Group, which shows how bosses at the top of the hierarchy are often hostile toward members who are deemed powerful enough to challenge their authority, and divide subordinates to prevent alliances being formed.
Poets & Quants
Where Are The Women In Venture Capital? – 04/14/15
Article quotes Professor Linda Darragh on the lack of female presence in the venture capital world, emphasizing that female entrepreneurs bring a unique understanding of certain markets and having women as partners at top venture capital firms can help diversify the markets those firms can invest in. She also mentions female involvement in Kellogg entrepreneurship courses and names specific women-led startups coming out of Kellogg.
IFC World Bank
Reinventing Mining – 04/13/15
Article interviews Mark Cutifani, the CEO of Anglo American on the Development Partner Framework, which is co-led by Anglo American and Kellogg Innovation Network. Cutifani talks about how the Framework is prompting the industry to listen to some of its harshest critics and how this new approach could drive shared economic, environmental and social value.
IFC World Bank
A Spiritual Perspective – 04/13/15
Article interviews a leader of the Vatican about his views on the Development Partner Framework as he praises the inclusiveness of the DPF and how it invites academics (Kellogg) and NGOs, creating a safe space where issues challenging the industry could be discussed.
9 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Rich – 04/13/15
Article features Professor Neal Roese offering advice on saving money, such as ignoring the ‘three-year plan’ for paying back your credit card debt, because his research shows that people who see a three-year example may pay back more slowly than otherwise, perhaps because they (incorrectly) take the example as a suggestion.
New York Times
Do Assassins Really Change History? – 04/10/15
Article co-authored by Professor Benjamin Jones talks about his recent research on how attempted assassinations of great leaders have impacted history. Research shows that deaths of autocrats tend to promote a path towards democracy, and failed assassination attempts can alter the course of history.
Can the Chinese learn to fight pollution from Britain – 04/10/15
Article quotes Professor Nicola Persico on how Britain’s history of fighting pollution can offer some advice to China and China’s battle against pollution. He argues that today’s Chinese elites are troubled and harmed by pollution issues, and the situation is so bad that soon elites may wish to make the government more responsive to mass-demand for clean air and water. This article is written in Mandarin.