Kellogg in the News

Harvard Business Review

When to Stick with Something — and When to Quit – 10/01/18
Article discusses the long-term benefits of perseverance and when the right time is to quit. Article features research from Professor Dashun Wang which found that among 29,000 artists, scientists and filmmakers, most of them had a hot streak in their career when their work received wide acclaim. However, these hot streaks occurred randomly. Professor Wang’s research is also featured in Quartz, Fast Company and Harvard Business Review.

Harvard Business Review

Reevaluating Incremental Innovation – 10/01/18
Article features research conducted by Professor Greg Carpenter, who found that although companies are often encouraged to think big, when it comes to innovation in the consumer goods industry, thinking small is more often the route to growth.

The Hill

Musk, Tesla No Longer the Darlings They Once Were – 10/01/18
Article by Professor Russell Walker explores the standoff between Elon Musk and the SEC as Musk has been mandated to step down as chairman of Tesla’s board as well as pay a $20 million fine. The SEC’s handling of Musk has set several precedents with how the organization will handle corporate governance going forward.

Top of Mind

Kavanaugh Confirmation, Drawn Together, Succulent Smuggling – 10/01/18
Audio segment features Professor Tim Calkins discussing his new book, "How to Wash a Chicken: Mastering the Business Presentation."


The Strange Rules Driving the Rush to a NAFTA Deal – 09/30/18
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy discusses the complicated set of rules surrounding trade deals. Article specifically mentions the Trade Promotion Authority, which states that if the White House follows congressional requirements for negotiation, notification and consultation, then the trade deal cannot be filibustered in the Senate nor amended.


Can Allies Rally to Tackle Chinese Subsidies? – 09/29/18
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy discusses U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and his recent meeting with his European and Japanese counterparts to discuss how to deal with Chinese trade. The article poses the important questions that the participating countries must answer to successfully deal with China. Professor Levy also wrote about this topic in Forbes here.


The 3 Worst Ways That People Pick a Political Candidate – 09/28/18
Article about the three main biases that impact who people vote for cites research from Professor Moran Cerf which found that in the world of online dating, people were more attracted to those that were similar to them in almost every characteristic.


Yes Ouai: How To Bootstrap Your New Brand To The Bigtime – 09/28/18
Article written by Adjunct Lecturer Paul Earle profiles Jen Atkin, a hairstylist to the stars, and her hair and skincare line Ouai.


Norway’s Quota for Women on Boards Suggests an Overlooked Benefit — to Workers – 09/28/18
Article by Professor David Matsa discusses his research on how a government mandated quota for women serving on company boards would impact workers. Matsa used Norway as a case study, after the country passed legislation that required companies to have boards comprised of 40 percent women. The study found that companies were actually more likely to retain workers during downturns.

The Washington Post

Kavanaugh is lying. His upbringing explains why. – 09/28/18
Article takes a look at why supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may not be telling the whole truth. Cites research from Professor Derek Rucker, who found that when the poor lie, they’re more likely to do so to help others, whereas when the rich lie, they’re more likely to do so to help themselves.


Trade Outlook Haunted By Specter Of National Security Tariffs – 09/26/18
Article written by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy takes a look at the implications trade deals could have on the financial future of many countries.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago unicorn Avant is hiring 50 software engineers, forming a new company for banks that use its lending tech – 09/25/18
A growing number of financial technology companies are working to sell their technology to banks, said Professor Sarit Markovich. “It is the smaller banks that can benefit from this type of partnership,” she said. Many larger banks have the resources to develop similar capabilities in-house.

The New York Times

Cancer Center Switches Focus on Fund-Raising as Problems Mount – 09/25/18
Fundraising can quickly dampen when charities sustain a reputational hit, said Professor Sophia Shaw. “They’re exactly like investors in a for-profit company.” But rather than expecting a return on investment, donors are expecting a return on the charity’s mission. “If the donor doesn’t feel that their money is furthering that mission, then they could be reluctant to give it away at that time.”

SAP Blog

Impact Your Sales by Asking the Right Questions – 09/25/18
Interview with Professor Craig Wortmann discusses the factors separating low-to-moderate sales performers from high-performers.


There is such a thing as a career hot streak—and it can happen at anytime – 09/24/18
Article highlights research from Professor Dashun Wang, who found that between 80 to 91 percent of people in analyzed professions were likely to have at least one hot streak in their career.

The Wall Street Journal

The Case for Revamping 401(k)s – 09/23/18
Article by Visiting Professor Benjamin Harris argues that the current way retirement security is subsidized in the United States is ineffective, regressive and in pressing need of reform.


Even Introverts Can Excel at Networking by Following These Steps – 09/21/18
Articles takes a look at key tips for networking that make it easier for everyone, including those who may not enjoy it. Cites research from Professor Maryam Kouchaki, who demonstrated how people who associate networking with greed and selfish ambition tend to see it as a moral contaminate and avoid it.


How to nail the Q&A portion of your presentation – 09/20/18
Article written by Professor Tim Calkins discusses how to manage Q&As well during presentations, noting that it is important to anticipate questions and be confident in your answers.


How You Can Hire The Next Steve Jobs – 09/19/18
Article written by Adjunct Lecturer Jeff Hyman takes a look at what hiring managers should do when they encounter a seemingly-strong candidate who has been fired in the past.


Why Apple Jumped On The Megaphone Bandwagon – 09/18/18
Article by Professor Mohanbir Sawhney discusses Apple’s announcement of the iPhone XS Max and four reasons why Apple might be jumping in the technology size wars.