Kellogg in the News

Chicago Tribune

From Spanish Steps to the new Apple Store, stairs provide spatial drama – 10/22/17
Article takes a look at stairs as the “indelible mark on the art of architecture,” highlighting the Collaboration Plaza’s bleacher stairs at Kellogg’s Global Hub as “a hot spot where future business executives eat, study, talk or type away on their laptops.” Associate Dean Matt Merrick is quoted.

Huffington Post

The Nightmare of Tax Reform – 10/20/17
Article by Professor Phil Kotler explains why the U.S. badly needs serious and comprehensive tax reform but it is not likely to get it.

New York Times

Why We Don’t Vote With Our Wallets – 10/20/17
Article references research underway by Professor Brayden King showing there is no correlation between public commitments to boycotts and subsequent purchasing habits of a brand.

The Hill

Congress is flying blind on tax reform – 10/20/17
Article written by Visiting Professor Ben Harris discusses the Trump administration and GOP leaders’ plan for rewriting the nation’s tax code, noting that it could have implications in household finances, business incentives, and government revenue—likely measuring in the trillions of dollars.


Unpacking Vision: Three Capabilities Leaders Must Have – 10/19/17
Article by Dean Sally Blount unpacks three core capabilities that are required by visionary leadership. First, one must see potential in individuals; next, one needs to identify the pathways to achieve your vision; lastly, one has to harness the conversations with the human pathways that will help you complete your task.

The New York Times

Bipartisan Health Proposal Is Too Late for 2018, but a Salve for 2019 – 10/19/17
Article discusses that the new bipartisan health proposal, if passed, would send a message to health insurers that it’s safe to stay in the marketplaces, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on the matter. “It’s the first signal we’ve seen in a long time to insurers that the government is not going to actively disrupt the market.”

Chicago Tribune

3 housing myths, debunked: Poverty, property values, and gentrification – 10/18/17
Just as the context of gentrification keeps changing and the boundaries of poverty keep shifting, so does our understanding of low-income housing’s impact on its neighbors. Professor Anthony DeFusco explains why the effect of new, affordable housing developments on local home prices is nuanced.


Obamacare premiums were stabilizing. Then Trump happened. – 10/18/17
Article takes a look at Trump’s decision to “halt federal payments to health insurers, known as cost-sharing reductions.” This will make health insurance premiums increase by 41 percent on average, according to UPMC Health Plan in Pennsylvania. Professor Craig Garthwaite comments on one issue of Obamacare: “We have just not done a good job of getting healthier higher income people into the ACA.”


NAFTA Isn’t Dead Yet, But Trump’s Vision of One-On-One Trade Deals May Be – 10/17/17
Article written by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy discusses the fourth round of trade talks between the US, Canada, and Mexico, noting that timing issues have postponed final decisions, and Trump prefers bilateral trade talks, not multilateral.


Possible Senate Deal Emerges on Obamacare Subsidies – 10/17/17
Video segment explains the U.S Senate health committee’s agreement on a measure to strengthen insurance company subsidies. This seems to contradict President Trump’s comments that Obamacare is “dead.” Professor Amanda Starc comments on the matter: “You can make a policy argument that some consumers are better off if they can purchase low-cost” insurance plans.

Fast Company

How to Recognize Your Blind Spots Before They Derail Your Career – 10/16/17
Article discusses Professor Carter Cast’s new book, and which details five common areas for blind spots in your career. “From skill gaps to behavioral issues, areas of personal vulnerability can stop you from reaching your potential, and it’s important to identify and correct them,” says Cast.

Financial Times

EMBA students and alumni share their top tips – 10/15/17
Article features students and alumni from top EMBA programs as they share the most important lessons they have learned thus far, highlighting Kellogg EMBA graduate Idara Umoh Nickelson. She notes, “I hold my current position because a Kellogg alumnus contacted the school about an opening at his company. My capabilities and the backing of a successful alumnus helped seal the deal.”


The secret to making better decisions in the future is tracking the ones you make today – 10/15/17
Article examines the benefits of a decision journal, quoting Professor Neal Roese: “People need to revisit the journal regularly in order to recognize the overall patterns, especially in light of the decision outcomes.”


Would Any Foreign Governments Step In to Help Catalonia? – 10/14/17
Would foreign governments or groups help Catalonia to preserve the case to break its 212 billion-euro economy off from Spain? “The UN Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights both uphold a right to national self-determination in theory,” said Adjunct Lecturer Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez.

Chicago Tribune

Illinois joins lawsuit as insurers brace for end of Obamacare subsidies – 10/14/17
Article discusses the numerous threats made by the Trump administration to undermine Obamacare, raising many questions for consumers. According to Professor Craig Garthwaite, “In some states, it’s possible some gold-level exchange plans might actually be better deals than some silver-level plans because of how states asked insurers to handle price increases due to uncertainty over the cost sharing-reductions.”

NFL owners' proposed crackdown on anthem protests will create new problems – 10/13/17
Article by Professor Nicholas Pearce discusses how an NFL rule that would force players to stand for the anthem only serves to turn up the volume on the centuries-old din of structural racism and inequality in America.


State Officials: Trump’s Changes To Affordable Care Act Will Not Affect Prices Of 2018 Illinois ACA Plans – 10/13/17
Radio segment features Professor Joel Shalowitz as he discusses the implications of Trump’s decision to end some federal-insurance subsidies. Shalowitz also noted that out of pocket costs for patients could increase if Congress does not reinstate those subsidies.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago companies launch plans for business in outer space – 10/12/17
Article takes a look at the possibility of people living in outer space and the Chicago companies that are prepared to help in that endeavor. Professor Mohan Sawhney notes that companies could be claiming to be going into the space industry as a marketing stunt.


Why Companies Lose 17 Percent of Women Employees at Mid-Career – 10/12/17
Article discusses the statistic that 93 percent of highly qualified women who leave want to return to their careers, but find it increasingly difficult to do so. Dean Sally Blount attributes marriage, having children, and caring for aging parents as some of the diversions to a woman’s career path, which she calls the “Mid-Career Marathon.”


Anti-Pyramid Scheme Bill Will Protect Consumers And Support Entrepreneurs – 10/12/17
Article by Professor Anne Coughlan discusses the proposed H.R. 3409 legislation, which “moves us closer to that goal without inhibiting the FTC’s ability to pursue pyramid scheme operators and protect consumers.”