Kellogg in the News

Poets & Quants

Our Favorite B-School Professors of 2015 – 12/23/15
Article recognizes Professor Craig Garthwaite as one of P&Q’s favorite b-school professors of 2015. “Professor Garthwaite’s class is grounded in taking core economic principles and using them to analyze business decisions that we’re reading about in the Wall Street Journal today and experiencing firsthand in our day to day lives,” one student writes.

Poets & Quants

The Most Innovative Business School Ideas Of 2015 – 12/20/15
Article reports on P&Q’s picks for the most innovative moves by business schools in 2015. The list features Kellogg’s growth and scaling curriculum and quotes Professor Ben Jones.

Business Insider

A Northwestern professor explains how to develop in your career without your manager's help – 12/19/15
Article by Professor Carter Cast advises people to develop goals and performance objectives, seek a mentor and increase their C-Suite visibility.

Forbes

The Worst CEO Screw-Ups Of 2015 – 12/18/15
Professor Harry Kraemer provies his input on the worst CEO screw-ups of 2015.

Huffington Post

Should Santa Be Replaced? – 12/18/15
Quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who said that Santa can be repositioned, “but the challenge is to hold onto his equities while updating some of his more problematic elements.”

Huffington Post

Here's The Devastating Way Our College System Fails Poor Kids – 12/17/15
Articles cites research from Professor Lauren Rivera, who found that employers disproportionately prefer graduates from prestigious colleges who have participated in extracurricular activities such as playing lacrosse and squash and who have served in internships — pursuits less likely to have been available to lower-income students.

Forbes

Santa's Sleigh May Be a Bit Light This Year – 12/16/15
Article by Professor Harold Sirkin explains how transportation has become the issue top of mind for supply chain executives this year.

Fortune

Not All Companies Can Cash In on the Star Wars Hype – 12/16/15
Article by Professor Tim Calkins says that it may not be strategic for all brands to buy into the Star Wars hype with product tie-ins or brand partnerships.

Fortune

What this U.S. Supreme Court Justice Gets Wrong About Diversity – 12/16/15
Article by Professor Willemien Kets highlights her research on diversity, which found that even if different groups have exactly the same skills and knowledge, diversity pays off. Class diversity benefits students in all fields, and the benefits apply equally to all groups.

Fortune

This Important Skill Is Often Overlooked In Leaders – 12/15/15
Article by Dean Sally Blount examines the underrated quality of introversion in communicating well and evaluating business performance.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago nixes giant street puppets – 12/13/15
Professor Tim Calkins is quoted in this article about the City of Chicago’s decision to forego giant puppet street performers in light of perceived and logistical risks.

Financial Times

How to deal with the ‘toxic’ workers who harm a business – 12/13/15
Article profiles the key findings from Professor Dylan Minor’s research, which focused on the factors that create toxic workers and advice on how to avoid doing so.

Bloomberg Business

How Gilead Priced Its $20 Billion Blockbuster – 12/10/15
Professor Craig Garthwaite is quoted on the pricing strategy behind Gilead Science's Sovaldi "miracle drug." Article also published in Chicago Tribune.

Chicago Tribune

For Trump Tower residents, association with Trump is 'embarrassing' – 12/09/15
Professor Tim Calkins discusses Donald Trump's increasingly niche brand, characterized by a transition away from wealth and luxury to extremism and negative things. This story was also referenced in Fortune.

Poets & Quants

Top Ten Most Viewed Business School Stories Of 2015 – 12/09/15
In a yearly retrospective, P&Q takes a look at its most popular stories. The fifth most viewed story is a recap of M7 school data that includes class profile statistics on Kellogg and peer schools.

The New York Times

Diversity Makes You Brighter – 12/09/15
This article presents research by Kellogg Professor Edward Zajac, which found that people in diverse groups tend to perform better.

The Simple Dollar

Direct Sales in the Age of Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugh – 12/09/15
Quotes Professor Kent Grayson, who said, "We can say generally speaking that direct sellers are more outgoing, more extroverted than introverted. And yet I’ve seen some very successful quiet people who somehow have figured out their own way to be successful. The biggest thing is that you have to have a solid work ethic — you need to be comfortable being your own boss.”

Fortune

Why Boys Can Play With Barbie Dolls, Too – 12/08/15
Professors Tim Calkins and Derek Rucker wrote an article evaluating changing attitudes on gender in the US, and the benefits of moving away from gender-focused brand positioning. This article was also featured on Fortune.

Chicago Tribune

No boss, no overtime. Is this heaven? – 12/07/15
Zappos is trying out a new management policy that assigns workers to self-governing circles. Professor Harry Kraemer is quoted in this article saying the fundamental issue in the operation of a business is about unlocking the potential of each employee.

Fortune

How ‘Culture Fit’ Can Be a Shield for Hiring Discrimination – 12/07/15
This article cites Professor Lauren Rivera's study which found that job offers were strongly influenced by interviewers’ perception of fit, seeking similar "playmates."