Kellogg in the News

The New York Times

Feel Like You Haven’t Hit Your Peak Yet? It’s Never Too Late – 10/08/18
Article notes research from Professors David Dranove and Craig Garthwaite, which found that hospitals in Medicaid expansion states saved $6.2 billion in uncompensated care, with the largest reductions in states with the highest proportion of low-income and uninsured patients.

Vox

The Exciting New Idea Hospitals Have to Bring Down Drug Prices – 10/06/18
Article on the ideas hospitals have to decrease drug prices quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who said, “Civica Rx represents a realistic means of addressing the problem of small market generic pricing.”

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.

Forbes

Stop Your Merry-Go-Round: A Better Way to Hire and Retain Salespeople – 10/03/18
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Jeff Hyman discusses the high turnover rate of salespeople, citing that 27 percent of U.S. salespeople change jobs every year. Hyman explains the steps hirers can take to reduce the risk of mid-level sales reps leaving the company.

Harvard Business Review

When to Stick with Something — and When to Quit – 10/01/18
Article discusses the long-term benefits of perseverance and when the right time is to quit. Article features research from Professor Dashun Wang which found that among 29,000 artists, scientists and filmmakers, most of them had a hot streak in their career when their work received wide acclaim. However, these hot streaks occurred randomly. Professor Wang’s research is also featured in Quartz, Fast Company and Harvard Business Review.

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.

The Hill

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.

Top of Mind

Kavanaugh Confirmation, Drawn Together, Succulent Smuggling – 10/01/18
Audio segment features Professor Tim Calkins discussing his new book, "How to Wash a Chicken: Mastering the Business Presentation."

Forbes

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.

Forbes

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.

Forbes

Yes Ouai: How To Bootstrap Your New Brand To The Bigtime – 09/28/18
Article written by Adjunct Lecturer Paul Earle profiles Jen Atkin, a hairstylist to the stars, and her hair and skincare line Ouai.

Forbes

The 3 Worst Ways That People Pick a Political Candidate – 09/28/18
Article about the three main biases that impact who people vote for cites research from Professor Moran Cerf which found that in the world of online dating, people were more attracted to those that were similar to them in almost every characteristic.

Quartz

Norway’s Quota for Women on Boards Suggests an Overlooked Benefit — to Workers – 09/28/18
Article by Professor David Matsa discusses his research on how a government mandated quota for women serving on company boards would impact workers. Matsa used Norway as a case study, after the country passed legislation that required companies to have boards comprised of 40 percent women. The study found that companies were actually more likely to retain workers during downturns.

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.

Forbes

Trade Outlook Haunted By Specter Of National Security Tariffs – 09/26/18
Article written by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy takes a look at the implications trade deals could have on the financial future of many countries.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago unicorn Avant is hiring 50 software engineers, forming a new company for banks that use its lending tech – 09/25/18
A growing number of financial technology companies are working to sell their technology to banks, said Professor Sarit Markovich. “It is the smaller banks that can benefit from this type of partnership,” she said. Many larger banks have the resources to develop similar capabilities in-house.

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.”

SAP Blog

Impact Your Sales by Asking the Right Questions – 09/25/18
Interview with Professor Craig Wortmann discusses the factors separating low-to-moderate sales performers from high-performers.

Quartz

There is such a thing as a career hot streak—and it can happen at anytime – 09/24/18
Article highlights research from Professor Dashun Wang, who found that between 80 to 91 percent of people in analyzed professions were likely to have at least one hot streak in their career.

The Wall Street Journal

The Case for Revamping 401(k)s – 09/23/18
Article by Visiting Professor Benjamin Harris argues that the current way retirement security is subsidized in the United States is ineffective, regressive and in pressing need of reform.