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.
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.
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 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.”
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.