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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.