Kellogg in the News


Why It’s Okay to Be Unsure About Your Career in Your 20s – 11/29/16
Article written by Dean Sally Blount answers the question offers advice on how young people should focus on learning how to develop different types of intelligence, including EQ (emotional intelligence), SQ (social intelligence) and OQ (organizational intelligence).


Anthem-Cigna Deal Seen by U.S. Economist as Risk to Competition – 11/28/16
Article quotes Professor David Dranove, who served as a witness in the U.S. government’s lawsuit to block the proposed Anthem-Cigna $48 billion merger. “The merger will harm competition in the market for national accounts” as well as in states where Anthem operates, he said. Coverage also appeared in Politico, Insurance Journal, Law360 and Healthcare Dive.

The Washington Post

‘We have a culture war to win’: Why Starbucks cups always stir up controversy – 11/28/16
Article discusses the topic of culture wars and why Starbucks and their holiday cups always seem to be at the middle of the controversy, quoting Professor Derek Rucker’s explanation of how “Starbucks has a broader target, based on the ubiquity of the brand, and with that broader target, you’re more likely to get difference of opinion.”

Huffington Post

How IoT can keep manufacturing moving in times of uncertainty​ – 11/25/16
Article references Professor Scott Baker, his research, and the tool he developed to help understand the economic and policy factors concerning our world by attempting to couple the certainty levels in the economy with the levels of business investment, and subsequently with economic growth.


4 Tips for Mastering the Art of Persuasion – 11/23/16
Article co-written by Professor Derek Rucker discusses the topic of how to get people to believe in your message and offers advice on how to build certainty in an audience.


A new Vox podcast about how policy affects real people – 11/21/16
Professor Craig Garthwaite discusses the threshold for drug price versus innovation--how comfortable should Americans be paying higher prices for drugs to get more innovation? What is more important: continued drug innovation or more accessible drugs?

Huffington Post

The Trumpf Chocolate Zeppelin on the way to the White House – 11/19/16
Article written by Professor Robert Wolcott asks readers to try and understand their adversaries better than they understand you (or even themselves) because that offers a competitive advantage.


These 5 Common Collaboration Myths Are Destroying Your Team​ – 11/19/16
Article says when it comes to collaboration, popular wisdom and research-backed best practice frequently disagree. Quotes Professor Leigh Thompson on the five myths that managers most often fall victim to, along with suggestions of better alternatives.

Houston Chronicle

Richards-Kortum, Oden, Palamountain: All babies deserve a chance to survive – 11/18/16
Op-ed co-authored by Research Associate Professor Kara Palamountain '04 illustrating the link between infant survival rates and economic development in poorer nations.

The Houston Chronicle

Richards-Kortum, Oden, Palamountain: All babies deserve a chance to survive – 11/18/16
Article co-written by Professor Kara Palamountain discusses the issue of premature birth - now the world's leading cause of death for children. This year, more than 1 million babies will die simply because they were born too soon and progress to improve newborn survival is frustratingly slow. The authors noted that World Prematurity Day was commemorated last week, and stated that we can do better, and have the global resources to do so, when it comes to premature births.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago will always find a new tax – 11/17/16
Article (op-ed) written by Professor Joel Shalowitz offers his opinion on how the City Council’s decision to license pharmaceutical representatives to help address the opioid addiction problem is a case study in unnecessary, costly and ineffective government intervention.​

MedCity News

How to make health insurance more like car insurance – 11/16/16
Article discusses the merits of policy changes in health insurance, such as removing traditional health insurance for the common, acute healthcare that’s handled by a primary care physician, thus making health insurance more like car insurance, and quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz on how patients will have reduced provider choice, but the tradeoff may be worth it, “If you have a more narrow network, you can obviously negotiate better rates."

Chicago Tribune

Grubhub faces backlash after CEO's anti-Trump email to employees – 11/11/16
Article reports that Grubhub CEO Matt Maloney is facing a firestorm after speaking out against President-elect Donald Trump in an email to employees this week. Quotes Professor Nicholas Pearce, who says that forcing employees to agree with a leader's beliefs flies in the face of diversity and inclusion — though he said he did not think that was Maloney's intent.

Chicago Tribune

Who needs food? Why Soylent is replacing meals for these busy Chicagoans​ – 11/09/16
Article reports on how more and more people with busy schedules are drinking the meal-replacement beverage Soylent, and quotes Professor Rob Wolcott on how Soylent’s offering resonates with the efficiency-obsessed.

Nightly Business Report

CNBC – 11/09/16
Segment features Professor Craig Garthwaite discussing what's next for the Affordable Care Act under a Trump presidency. (See the 20:20 mark of the video clip for this interview.)

Northwestern Now

Army Colonel moves to the front of the class at Northwestern – 11/08/16
Colonel Bob Hughes–who became the first Kellogg Army Senior Fellow in 2012–brings his perspectives on leadership to Kellogg.

The Wall Street Journal

Companies Rethink Sales Rewards – 11/08/16
Article discusses how companies are looking closer at employee incentives in the wake of the Wells Fargo scandal​ and quotes Professor Daniel Barron.

Chicago Tribune

Baez, Schwarber help companies bask in Cubs World Series glow​ – 11/07/16
Article reports on Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez working with Macy’s and discusses the impact of retailers trying to make their brands more relevant with these partnerships, quoting Professor Alexander Chernev.

New York Times

When Should Charities Throw In Together? – 11/04/16
Sometimes, merging individual charitable organizations can have a greater impact on the people served if they start with a focus on the mission. However, the process of merging may not be so simple--challenges with organizational pride and change in leadership can create hurdles. But ultimately, strong mergers can create even stronger societal impacts, according to a study co-authored by Professor Don Haider.

Finance & Management

Seeking Out A New Route – 11/01/16
Article reports on five behavioral processes that can leave businesspeople in a state of inactivity, drawing on perspective from Professor Leigh Thompson. How should business problems be solved when a familiar solution no longer works?