The New York Times
Bare Market: What Happens if Places Have No Obamacare Insurers? – 04/18/17
Article discusses the growing risk of the “bare-market problem,” which is the issue of no insurance carriers showing up in a given area. This will leave government subsidies worthless, and many would end up without insurance. “The regulatory uncertainty is something that is very hard for these people to price in. How do you develop a model for the thoughts of the Trump administration on what they’re going to do policywise in health care?” said Professor Craig Garthwaite.
Kellogg EduIndia Team Wins Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge – 04/17/17
Article profiles a team of three Kellogg students that recently won the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge, an annual competition that brings together teams of business school students to tackle world issues with sustainable investing principles. The Kellogg team, called EduIndia, provided a creative solution to help meet growing demand in India for higher-quality, affordable K-12 private education.
Business school students find voices in an age of protest – 04/16/17
Article discusses how business school students are embracing activism more than ever before, highlighting Kellogg student Tiffany Smith’s new online platform called MBAs Open Up, which aims to help individuals organizing business school protests.
The Huffington Post
The 2017 Annual “Stupid Company” Award: United Wins! – 04/15/17
Article by Professor Philip Kotler discusses the costs of United’s recent scandal to both the company and to Dr. David Dao, the man violently dragged off the plane. To restore the brand’s image, Kotler suggests that United CEO Oscar Munoz should step down or face a decrease in pay, as well as deliver a more sincere apology.
China Currency Manipulation—All’s Well That Ends Well? – 04/14/17
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy explores President Donald Trump’s announcement that China will not be manipulating its currency, which runs counter to his previous stance on China’s trade practices. Although this policy is considered better among many Trump skeptics, this switch will likely add to the ongoing loss of trust in our political leaders.
Science Says This Is The 1 Elusive Trait That All Great Leaders Have – 04/13/17
Article examines the work of Professor Loran Nordgren, who theorizes that the most commonly shared quality among successful leaders is interpersonal warmth. “Just as it pays to consciously demonstrate one’s own competence—by accepting challenging projects, say, or solving an issue without being asked—it helps to be more proactive, even strategic, about expressing warmth” said Nordgren. Professor Nordgren’s research was also featured in Business Insider.
The King Customer Paradox: The More Empowered, The More We Lose Control – 04/10/17
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott explains the importance of what he refers to as the “king customer paradox,” in which consumers are simultaneously becoming more powerful and losing control. As technologies and services become more intrusive in order to satisfy hard-to-please customers, Wolcott argues that it is our personal responsibility to determine whom to trust and what to pay attention to.
The Globe and Mail
Ahead of the curve – 04/07/17
Article discusses Kellogg’s new Global Hub, emphasizing the partnership between Dean Sally Blount and architects from the Canadian firm KPMB. The article highlights the curved design of the building, which allows for an “excessively public” and collaborative atmosphere.
Pepsi pulls controversial Kendall Jenner ad after widespread backlash – 04/05/17
Article discusses the backlash Pepsi is currently facing following the release of their latest ad, quoting Professor Tim Calkins on how the message missed its mark widely with its target audience. "There's an issue with authenticity…The reason this one is getting people riled up is that it comes across as so inauthentic at a time when authenticity is so important, particularly for young people.”