Kellogg in the News

Business Insider

White nationalism is the alt-right’s ‘center of gravity’—and Trump can’t condemn one but not the other – 08/16/17
Article discusses Trump’s inability to fully blame the alt-right in the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday. The alt-right is defined by many different people throughout the article, highlighting the research done by Professor Nour Kteily that found the alt-right emphasizes a “perception that certain historically advantaged groups are superior to other groups and need their interests protected.” This research was also profiled in Vox.


NAFTA Negotiators Are Off To The Races! All There Is To Do Now Is Wait – 08/16/17
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy discusses the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement that started last week in Washington, DC. It is likely that these negotiations will take years to come to fruition and in the mean time we should not expect much drama or fanfare surrounding the discussions.


Inc. 5000 2017: The Full List – 08/16/17
Article highlights the annual rankings of the fastest-growing private companies in America, noting that Level Office, founded by Adjunct Lecturer William Bennett, was named 94th.

Poets & Quants

Best Advice For Executive MBA Students From EMBA Graduates – 08/16/17
Article gives advice to executive MBA students from EMBA graduates, highlighting five key lessons learned and quoting Kellogg EMBA graduate Jeffrey Brunton.


To recruit new grads, the US Army is adopting millennial-friendly hiring techniques – 08/16/17
Article originally appeared in Kellogg Insight and features perspective from Kellogg’s former U.S. Army Chief of Staff Senior Fellow, Col. Robert Carr. Article discusses how the U.S. Army handles the challenge of attracting and managing a broad swath of millennials.


Radio Flyer And The Benefits Of Doing What You Love – 08/14/17
Article written by Adjunct Lecturer Paul Earle explores the benefits of following one’s passion and zeal while building a business. Three lessons to take away are: do what you love, establish a purpose and stick to it, and embrace beauty in design.


New Study Highlights Strong Link Between Basic Research And Inventions – 08/14/17
Radio segment explains that with time research that once seemed abstract can turn out to be practical, highlighting recent research conducted by Professor Ben Jones that uncovered a strong link between basic research and inventions that can be brought to market. This research was also featured in The Conversation.

The Wall Street Journal

Investment in Heart Disease Treatments Slips in First Half – 08/14/17
Article takes a look at venture investment for heart-disease treatments, noting that first-half investment this year has been sizably less than previous years. However, many corporations still see opportunity in heart disease. Adjunct Lecturer Evan Norton mentions that “treatment of cardiovascular disease is a large and diverse market with huge opportunity for growth.”

Wall Street Journal

How Corporate Leaders Overstate and Mismanage the Threat of Disruption – 08/13/17
Article by Adjunct Professor Cesare Mainardi says that when we looked into the actual impact of disruption on companies, we found that the fear of disruption is often harsher in its effects than any actual disruption would be.

Wall Street Journal

What the Google Controversy Misses: The Business Diversity – 08/13/17
Article discusses the recent memo written by a Google employee that went viral and launched many discussions about sexism and discrimination in the tech industry. It highlights a Kellogg study on how diverse teams tend to have more disagreement but better outcomes, while homogenous ones are more confident in their abilities but perform worse.

Crain's Chicago Business

Woman- and minority-led small businesses need cash to grow. How to get it – 08/12/17
Article profiles a new grant in which Kellogg will partner with the University of Chicago and JP Morgan Chase to mentor minority-owned and small businesses that employ a "significant portion" of residents from Chicago's 11 lowest-income areas. Quotes Professor Michele Rogers on the importance of the grant.

Poets & Quants

B-School Bulletin: The Age Of Dominant Leaders, Managing Millennials, & More – 08/11/17
Article cites a Kellogg Insight article on research from Professors Jon Maner and Adam Waytz, discussing the links between feeling powerful and feeling connected.

The Conversation

Tracing the links between basic research and real-world applications – 08/10/17
Article by Professor Benjamin Jones discusses how much marketplace innovations are linked to actual scientific research. Because there is a large investment in academic centers, government labs and other facilities, there is an ongoing debate over the value of basic research and the practical application of it.

The Economist

Mistrust in America could sink the economy – 08/10/17
Article discusses that although mistrust is at an all time high in America, the business market is not doing badly. However, research from Professor Paola Sapienza shows that pairs of countries, such as Britain and France, whose populations say they distrust each other, have less bilateral trade and investment.

The Wall Street Journal

How to Survive a Jerk at Work – 08/10/17
Article discusses techniques to make work easier if you are dealing with rude or abusive colleagues and bosses, citing Professor Dylan Minor’s research on toxic behavior and its tendency to be contagious in a work environment. “If a toxic worker sits near you, your chances of behaving in a toxic way rises by one and a half times.”

Financial Times

AI creeps into the work of MBA careers advisers – 08/09/17
Article explains how many tech start-ups are selling their services to campus career departments to help students find jobs. Kellogg alumnus Kiran Pande co-founded Vmock, a platform that uses analytics and artificial intelligence to help MBA students write more effective resumes.

USA Today

You will get chipped - eventually – 08/09/17
Article discusses the potential that employers could microchip their employees, in the aftermath of a Wisconsin firm embedding microchips into their employees last week. Corporations will face a huge issue of trust, and workers need to be assured the chips are healthy, can’t be hacked, and private, according to Professor Kent Grayson. “You’ve got to have a lot of trust to put one of those in your body.”


Why Dunkin’ Donuts Is Dropping the ‘Donuts’ – 08/08/17
Article by Professor Julie Hennessy discusses Dunkin’ Donuts decision to test drive dropping the ‘donuts’ from a test store in Pasadena, California. The store will only go by Dunkin’ in an attempt to appeal to the healthy consumer.

Wall Street Journal

Use Your Seat to Get Ahead at Work – 08/08/17
Article discusses research done at Northwestern that found by simply sitting next to a high achiever one can improve their own performance by 3% to 16%. Lead author and Kellogg Professor Dylan Minor notes a combination of inspiration and peer pressure most likely cause this increase in drive.


Trump Is Throwing China Off Balance – That May Not Be Good – 08/07/17
Article by Professor Phil Levy discusses how the Trump administration is ever keeping China off balance in regards to trade issues. Levy takes a look at key questions, such as “Are commercial and foreign policy linked or unlinked?” in order to sort out this confusion.