Should You Opt for Medicare Advantage? – 10/10/16
Article discusses the merits of whether to leave traditional Medicare and enroll in managed care Medicare Advantage or not to save money, as the Medicare Open Enrollment dates get closer, and consults Professor Joel Shalowitz's expertise on the subject matter and quotes him on how "plans must deliver all necessary services for covered benefits."
When business and politics don't mix – 10/06/16
Article discusses how business and politics can intertwine, as we’re seeing in this current election cycle, and quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite on how “we often say we want a good business person to come run government, but the job of government is not to maximize profits. Therefore, things that make you a good business person might not make you a good elected official.”
The Globe and Mail
Five management traps that waste time and energy – 10/03/16
Article discusses intractable problems that managers face and the issue of how they are spending time, energy and resources to no avail, and quotes Professor Leigh Thompson's book "Stop Spending, Start Managing" that studied this phenomenon of action without traction, when organizations, sometimes in a frenzy, expend considerable effort to get nowhere.
Why the Market Punishes Some Companies With Female CEOs – 09/28/16
Article by Professor Ned Smith discusses the recent appointment of Emma Walmsley to CEO of GlaxoSmithKline and cites his new research, which found that companies that named a female CEO – and received ample media attention for their choice – saw their stock prices go down. Yet when the appointments received little press, the phenomenon was reversed.
Crain’s Chicago Business
Trunk Club is no longer free – 09/27/16
Article reports on how the Trunk Club is charging a $25 home try-on fee and quotes Professor Tim Calkins, saying this business decision can be a difficult transition after a company has spent years building its customer base with white-glove service at rock-bottom prices.
Crain’s Chicago Business
Galvins donate $10 million to Northwestern – 09/26/16
Article reports on the $10.25 million pledge that Northwestern University recently received from the Galvin family, pushing its $3.75 billion fundraising campaign past the $3 billion mark. All but $250,000 of the gift will go to Kellogg, resulting in a conference center and first-floor wing of the Global Hub being named after the extended Galvin family. Also reported in the Chicago Tribune.
Seniors Need Vaccinations -- but Many Aren't Getting Them – 09/26/16
Article reports on how seniors aren't getting the vaccines they need, based on data out of Medicare say that only perhaps three in four seniors get flu shots while rates for the other shots are lower, and quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz on the importance of vaccines for seniors.