What Indie Beauty Companies Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Scaling – 12/04/17
Article takes a look at Indie beauty companies and what they can teach big companies, noting that you shouldn’t throw hundreds of options at customers -- too many can quickly backfire. According to research from Kellogg, the phenomenon of “choice overload” can leave customers dissatisfied with their final choices -- or, worse, can cause them to abandon their shopping altogether.
The Washington Post
CVS agrees to buy Aetna in $69 billion deal that could shake up healthcare industry – 12/03/17
Article discusses that CVS Health has agreed to buy Aetna in a $69 billion acquisition, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on the implications. “They’re going to be able to offer you a better-functioning insurance package. There’s some sense in which we’re seeing a reshuffling of the organizational structure, such that insurers are owning providers.” Also covered in: Vox, Bloomberg, NPR, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Bloomberg, CNN, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Times.
Poets & Quants
MBA Programs Edging Closer To Gender Parity – 11/29/17
Article takes a look at how gender parity is closer to becoming a reality in business schools, noting that Kellogg has seen growth to 42% women. This is due to encouraging more women to apply and enroll.