Kellogg in the News


Were you judged fairly at your last job interview? – 06/15/15
This article by Professor Lauren Rivera discusses job discrimination in the 21st century. She says it usually operates through stereotypes that systemically distort how we evaluate job applicants, whether or not we believe these associations to be true.

Poets & Quants

The Business Schools Winning The MBA Student Talent Wars – 06/15/15
Article surveyed 35 MBA admission consultants with the question, “To which schools have you seen your highest quality clients enroll over the years?” Kellogg ranked #6. The full list is here. A shortened version of the article also appeared in Fortune.

Financial Times

'Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs' by Lauren Rivera – 06/14/15
This article reviews Professor Lauren Rivera’s book, Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs. It talks about how top tier firms employ a double filter – first they only consider graduates from prestigious institutions, then they define talent and “fit” in a way that excludes high-performing students from less privileged backgrounds.

Media Post

Brain Research: What’s The Best Length For A Super Bowl Spot? – 06/14/15
This article quotes Professor Moran Cerf on how companies are turning to brain research to learn more about how customers are engaging with their brands and ideas.

Poets & Quants

Most Transparent MBA Admissions: Tuck, HBS, Ross & Fuqua – 06/11/15
This in-depth article ranks business schools on their admissions policies, comparing how well schools get to know their applicants and how transparent they are during the process. Kellogg ranked #3 among the schools that get to know their applicants – the highest ranking for an M7 school in that category.

Crain’s Chicago Business

CPS may get short-term fix, but long-term woes are enormous – 06/10/15
Quotes Professor Don Haider on the idea of recreating the Chicago School Finance Authority, which took over much of CPS' funding for more than a decade in another financial crisis when Jane Byrne was mayor and Jim Edgar the governor.

Harvard Business Review

When Sales Incentives Should Be Based on Profit, Not Revenue – 06/10/15
This article by Professor Andris Zoltners is about how the trend in demand for profitable sales growth follows the logic that a sales force can align salespeople’s effort with company profitability goals by linking incentives to profit, rather than sales metrics.

Bloomberg Business

Why Are So Many Fast Food Characters Coming Back From the Dead? – 06/09/15
This article quotes Professor Derek Rucker on how the resurgence of icons and mascots is a way for companies in the fast food industry to gain publicity and personify their brands. Also reported in the Chicago Tribune.

Business Insider

The 11 business schools that produced the most CEOs at Europe’s biggest and most important companies – 06/09/15
This article ranks business schools according to the number of alums who currently serve as CEOs of the largest public firms in the five largest economies in Europe. Kellogg ranked #8 behind HBS (#2), Wharton (#4) and Booth (#5).

Poets & Quants

MBA Class of 2015: ‘My Biggest Lessons From Business School’ – 06/09/15
A collection of advice from business school graduates this year includes Kellogg student Bruno Valle. He says to keep in mind that everyone is just a regular, smart, hard-working person and there’s no magical formula for success.

New York Magazine

Why Hiding Your True Self Feels So Terrible – 06/08/15
This article cites Professor Maryam Kouchaki’s research, which found that when people are nudged into recalling past experiences where their behaviors felt inauthentic, they tended to feel more immoral and impure than those who’d remembered a time they behaved authentically.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Is Blue Cross’ parent company too big, or not big enough? – 06/06/15
Professor Leemore Dafny is quoted in an article that discusses how larger insurers enjoy many advantages over smaller rivals.

Chicago Tribune

Opticent Health wins Northwestern University Venture Challenge – 06/05/15
Opticent Health, maker of a non-invasive test for eye diseases, won first prize Thursday in the Northwestern University Venture Challenge, taking home $45,000. CEO Kieran Patel, a Ph.D., is pursuing a JD/MBA from Northwestern Law and the Kellogg School of Management. Professor Linda Darragh was quoted saying the competition’s interdisciplinary focus is a unique benefit of the program. Also reported in ChicagoInno.


Why parmesan cheese may cease to exist in America – 06/04/15
This article by Professor Nicola Persico is about differences in the EU and US of marketing parmesan cheese, and the potential consequences of broad brand name protection.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Northwestern spinout gets $1.3 million – 06/03/15
FourKites, a logistics startup launched by a former Kellogg student, Mathew Elenjickal '14, and Arun Chandrasekaran has hauled in $1.3 million in funding. The Chicago-based company's software allows commercial shipping customers to track their freight in real time, using GPS devices that already are on more than 50 percent of all trucks. Also reported in the Chicago Tribune


Don’t blame markets for income inequality and poverty – 06/03/15
Dean Sally Blount wrote this article on how the businesses can be a force for social good.

Chicago Tribune

Techweek100 announced for 2015, and there’s a notable change – 06/02/15
The technology conference, newly led by CEO Katy Lynch, selected 164 innovators from 100 Chicago-area companies, including 55 women. That's just over one-third, up from 13 percent in 2014, when 18 women were added to a list of 142. Dean Sally Blount, Linda Darragh and Rob Wolcott were selected as part of the group.

Chicago Tribune

Bruce Rauner’s biggest strength? He has nothing to lose – 06/02/15
Article quotes Professor J. Keith Murnighan on how people may react in negotiations situations when they have a lot of leeway and freedom to act.

The Huffington Post

This Is Why You Feel Dirty After A Bad Day At The Office – 06/02/15
Article quotes Professor Maryam Kouchaki on her research about how being inauthentic at the workplace can make an employee feel morally impure and how this can affect performance.

Diversity MBA

A Model for Inclusive Leadership – 06/01/15
Article written by Chief Human Capital and Diversity Officer Anise Wiley-Little depicts how Kellogg is equipping the next generation of business leaders to manage and leverage diversity for the sustainability and success of their organizations. At the same time, as an institution, the school is proactively working to integrate diversity and inclusion into its people and practices at a deeper level than ever before, school leaders say. Story can be found on page 50.