Kellogg in the News

Crain’s Chicago Business

Nearly 1 in 6 Blue Cross patients in Illinois to be assigned to new managed care groups – 08/05/14
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said that Blue Cross wants “to contract with organizations that can bear the risk and appear likely to deliver better care as a result.”

These 3 Songs Will Make You More Productive at Work – 08/05/14

Article reports on Professor Derek Rucker’s study that found that bass-heavy songs make people feel more powerful, dominant and determined. Also covered by Quartz and Business Insider

3 Classic Business Truths That Are Dead Wrong – 08/05/14
Quotes Professor Lloyd Shefsky, who dispels myths including that starting a business is riskier than working for an existing business, a person must work in an industry before opening a business in it, and entrepreneurs should never listen to naysayers.

The Times of Israel

Nir Barkat: Reinventing Himself for Jerusalem – 08/05/14

Article profiles Professor Lloyd Shefsky, whose latest book Invent, Reinvent, Thrive shares stories of companies and people who successfully reinvented themselves, including the mayor of Jerusalem. 

Business Insider

Here's One Thing You Shouldn't Do When You Work From Home – 08/04/14
Article cites a Kellogg study that found subjects who wore a white lab coat performed significantly better on a cognitive test than those who wore street clothes, suggesting that dressing up improves the quality of a person’s work.

Business Insider

The World's 50 Best Business Schools – 08/04/14

Article reports the results of Business Insider’s survey that asked professionals with experience hiring MBAs to determine the best business school. Kellogg ranked 7th behind HBS, Stanford, Wharton, Sloan, Booth and Columbia. Rankings change slightly when only professionals in finance were asked.


Aiming for Diversity and Everything Else Happening at B-Schools This Week – 08/04/14

Article lists events and information sessions hosted by Booth, Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, Sloan, Ross and Kellogg.

Chicago Sun-Times

Tribune Publishing steps out on its own – 08/04/14
Quotes Professor Thomas Lys, who said that whether Tribune Publishing’s spin off from Tribune Co. will succeed is “not clear at all.”


Coming soon: A way for your boss to track your every move – 08/04/14

Quotes Professor Stephen Burnett, who said that wearable technologies with tracking capabilities need “to be seen as a joint venture between the company and the employees, where the employees also benefit from these things.”

The Washington Post Wonkblog

Studies: Thank the recession for the health spending slowdown – 08/04/14

Article reports on research by Professors David Dranove and Craig Garthwaite that found that the slumping economy accounted for 70 percent of the slowdown in health care spending from 2008-2011.  Also covered by Business Insider.


Study: The recession is behind the best news in health care – 08/04/14

Article reports on a Kellogg study that found that about 70 percent of the slowdown in health spending between 2008 and 2010 was due to the Great Recession. Another 30 percent of the slowdown would have still occurred regardless of the economic downturn.

The Hindu Business Line

Growth for its own sake is dangerous – 08/03/14

Interview with Senior Fellow Sanjay Khosla about his book, Fewer, Bigger, Bolder: From Mindless Expansion to Focused Growth.

WGN Radio

The Facts Behind Corporate Tax Inversions with Professor Thomas Lys – 08/03/14
Interview with Professor Thomas Lys, who said that corporate tax inversions are more common now because a larger fraction of corporations’ assets are easily movable, such as intellectual property, than in the past, when brick-and-mortar assets were dominant.

Chicago Tribune

Tribune Publishing begins new era with new leaders – 08/02/14
Quotes Professor Thomas Lys, who said that the primary task of the Tribune Publishing board will be “to supervise management — hire the CEO, compensate the CEO, plan for the succession of the CEO and if need be, fire the CEO.”

The New York Times

Jiminy Cricket! Bugs Could Be Next Food Craze – 08/02/14

Article reports on a company that makes cookies using flour made from crickets. Quotes Professor Kelly Goldsmith, who said, “If you get just regular diners who are not foodies and not gluten-free to try these cookies, and they don’t taste great, there will not be a repeat purchase.”

Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago biz center aims to spark two-way trade with China – 08/01/14
Article reports that the Chinese province of JiLin will open a business center in Chicago. Quotes Professor Phil Levy, who said that trade with China is “undergoing shifts and changes and this may reflect that.”

The New York Times

Business Schools Add Admissions Bells and Whistles – 08/01/14

Article reports that many business schools have added unscripted elements, such as group exercises and video responses, to their applications in an effort to get a more authentic, layered look at candidates.  Lists admit rates and application components for Booth, HBS, Kellogg, Ross, Sloan, Stern, Wharton and Yale.

Today’s Chicago Woman

Summer Reads – 08/01/14

Suggested reading list includes Professor Lloyd Shefsky’s book, Invent, Reinvent, Thrive: The Keys to Success for Any Start-Up, Entrepreneur, or Family Business.

Fast Company

What Businesses Can Learn From Kraft Foods' Decision To Delegate Authority – 07/31/14
Article by Senior Fellow Sanjay Khosla and Professor Mohanbir Sawhney argues that the managers closest to the marketplace should have the authority to make key decisions while corporate leaders should help with resources and monitor progress.


Scholars Crowd Up To Study Wisdom of Crowds – 07/31/14
Article mentions Professor Shane Greenstein’s research that found many articles posted on Wikipedia favor the Democratic side of the political spectrum, self-correcting to neutral bias only after hundreds if not thousands of revisions over long periods of time.