Crain's Chicago Business
Remember Amoco? It’s coming back – 10/04/18
Article quotes Professor Julie Hennessy on the risks of companies operating too many brands, which can overlap and dilute each other. “You spend a lot of time, effort and margin stealing one business from the other when they’re actually down the hall from each other,” she says.
Harvard Business Review
Reevaluating Incremental Innovation – 10/01/18
Article features research conducted by Professor Greg Carpenter, who found that although companies are often encouraged to think big, when it comes to innovation in the consumer goods industry, thinking small is more often the route to growth.
Musk, Tesla No Longer the Darlings They Once Were – 10/01/18
Article by Professor Russell Walker explores the standoff between Elon Musk and the SEC as Musk has been mandated to step down as chairman of Tesla’s board as well as pay a $20 million fine. The SEC’s handling of Musk has set several precedents with how the organization will handle corporate governance going forward.
The Strange Rules Driving the Rush to a NAFTA Deal – 09/30/18
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy discusses the complicated set of rules surrounding trade deals. Article specifically mentions the Trade Promotion Authority, which states that if the White House follows congressional requirements for negotiation, notification and consultation, then the trade deal cannot be filibustered in the Senate nor amended.
Can Allies Rally to Tackle Chinese Subsidies? – 09/29/18
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy discusses U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and his recent meeting with his European and Japanese counterparts to discuss how to deal with Chinese trade. The article poses the important questions that the participating countries must answer to successfully deal with China. Professor Levy also wrote about this topic in Forbes here.
The Washington Post
Kavanaugh is lying. His upbringing explains why. – 09/28/18
Article takes a look at why supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may not be telling the whole truth. Cites research from Professor Derek Rucker, who found that when the poor lie, they’re more likely to do so to help others, whereas when the rich lie, they’re more likely to do so to help themselves.
The New York Times
Cancer Center Switches Focus on Fund-Raising as Problems Mount – 09/25/18
Fundraising can quickly dampen when charities sustain a reputational hit, said Professor Sophia Shaw. “They’re exactly like investors in a for-profit company.” But rather than expecting a return on investment, donors are expecting a return on the charity’s mission. “If the donor doesn’t feel that their money is furthering that mission, then they could be reluctant to give it away at that time.”