Kellogg in the News

Blue Sky Innovation

How legendary Chicago family businesses faced the need to change – 07/30/14
Article reports on Professor Lloyd Shefsky’s book, Invent, Reinvent, Thrive: The Keys to Success for Any Start-Up, Entrepreneur, or Family Business, which features case studies of businesses that succeeded by reinventing themselves repeatedly.


It Took a Major Management Gamble to Rescue Tang – 07/30/14
Article by Senior Fellow Sanjay Khosla and Professor Mohanbir Sawhney argues that when corporate leadership gives a select team unconstrained resources and authority, creative solutions can arise. Article linked to in ANA SmartBrief on Marketing Leadership.

Daybreak USA


Radio interview with Professor Lloyd Shefsky about his new book, Invent, Reinvent, Thrive: The Keys to Success for Any Start-Up, Entrepreneur, or Family Business.

Fast Company

Brainstorming Doesn't Work; Try This Technique Instead – 07/29/14
Quotes Professors Leigh Thompson and Loran Nordgren, who said that people tend to abandon their unique ideas and assimilate to the group’s early suggestions in a brainstorming session. Instead, everyone should write down their ideas then share out loud in a systematic way.

Students coming to China mean business – 07/28/14
Article reports that more international students are going to China for executive MBA programs as China’s economy grows. Article mentions Kellogg’s partnership with Peking University's Guanghua School of Management.


The Most Expensive MBA Now Costs $181,500 – 07/28/14
Article reports that the number of EMBA programs costing $100,000 or more has risen from 22 to 40 since 2011. Article mentions Kellogg’s 17 percent price increase and quotes Assistant Dean of Admissions Kate Smith, who said, “Our price includes the cost of staying overnight on campus. If you did a true fully loaded comparison with our full-time MBA program, you would find that the difference in costs are minimal.”


Sanjay Khosla | Understanding the wisdom of less – 07/27/14
Interview with Senior Fellow Sanjay Khosla about his book, Fewer, Bigger, Bolder: From Mindless Expansion To Focused Growth, and the importance of concentrating resources.

Yahoo! News UK

Bakeries give rise to two expansion recipes – 07/27/14
Article reports on Laduree’s expansion and Crumbs Bake Shop’s demise. Quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who said that Laduree will survive even if macaron demand fades because, unlike Crumbs, it is not a single-item firm.

The Economic Times

Kraft’s Sanjay Khosla and Kellogg B-School’s Mohanbir Sawhney present a unique take on strategy – 07/25/14
Article reports on Senior Fellow Sanjay Khosla and Professor Mohanbir Sawhney’s book, Fewer, Bigger, Bolder: From Mindless Expansion to Focused Growth. When companies spread themselves too thin, only low-quality growth is possible, Sawhney said.

The Economist

Springtime for lenders – 07/25/14
Article reports on a study of corporate loans by Professor Mitchell Petersen that found that the excess interest rate that firms paid varied depending on when the debt was issued, with borrowing costs peaking in February and August.

Yahoo! Small Business Advisor

Learn How, and Why, to Reinvent Your Business – 07/25/14
Article reports on Professor Lloyd Shefsky’s book, Invent, Reinvent, Thrive: The Keys to Success for Any Start-Up, Entrepreneur, or Family Business. Shefsky argues that “entrepreneurship is not a cataclysmic event; it is a constant process.”

Boston Globe

Experts call on judge to block Partners’ hospital takeovers – 07/24/14
Article reports on a petition co-written by Professor Leemore Dafny that aims to block Partners HealthCare System’s planned takeovers of South Shore Hospital and Hallmark Health System, claiming it is unlikely to contain rising medical costs.

Financial Times

The power of music fuels business school research – 07/24/14
Article reports on research by Professors Derek Rucker, Dennis Hsu and Loran Nordgren. Their research found that when a piece of music makes people feel powerful, they feel more confident, even though they have no more control. A dominant bass line also makes people feel more confident.


The Sneaky-Yet-Sensible Way to Get Kids to Eat Healthier – 07/23/14
Article reports on research by Professor Michal Maimaran that found that children are less likely to eat a food when they hear about its benefits.

The New York Times

Ryder Uses New Campaign to Highlight Array of Services for Businesses – 07/23/14
Quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who said that the new campaign is an effort by Ryder “to get into the consideration set, so corporate managers will think of Ryder as a credible alternative to other big players.”

U.S. News & World Report

Job Training Programs Could Alleviate Skills Gap – 07/23/14
Quotes Professor Hal Sirkin, who said that the economic downturn prompted companies to scale back on their training initiatives, but new technology within factories requires even more training for the existing workforce.

Chicago Tonight

AbbVie Acquires Shire, Tax Breaks – 07/22/14
Interview with Professor Thomas Lys about the possibility of AbbVie creating a tax domicile in Britain that would keep it from paying billions in American taxes and the economic impact of this move.


Straight Business Students Are Crashing Gay Job Fairs – 07/21/14
Article reports that some business schools have been encouraging heterosexual students to attend career fairs for lesbian, gay and bisexual students. Article mentions that Kellogg and Columbia participate in a competition designed to build bridges between straight and LGBT students.


Diving Into Big Data and Everything Else Happening at B-Schools This Week – 07/21/14
Article lists events and information sessions hosted by Kellogg, Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, Sloan and Booth.

Chicago Tribune

Fancy management systems aren't going to fix bad managers – 07/21/14
Quotes Professor Tom Kuczmarski, who said that when companies have a system that reinforces values and good behavior, this drives cultural success and overall organizational success.