Kellogg in the News


Wall Street’s Next Frontier Is Hacking Into Emotions of Traders – 09/01/16
Article examines how Wall Street is embracing the idea of emotional trading surveillance tactics and highlights Professor Brian Uzzi’s research on emotions of traders, which revealed that having too much or too little emotion made for poor trades.

Crain’s Chicago Business

It's not just Mylan. Time to spread some blame in the EpiPen debacle – 08/31/16
Article by Professor Craig Garthwaite discusses how regulators must concentrate their efforts on establishing―and maintaining―robust competitive generic drug markets.

Poets & Quants

Meet The Stereotype-Defying MBA Students In The Class of 2018 – 08/31/16
In this annual series, P&Q highlights 40 leading Full-Time MBA programs, who each share up to 12 first-year students who epitomize their program’s goals and spirit. The article mentions Kellogg’s strong percentage of female students as well as strong GMAT scores. In the first series, P&Q features a Q&A from Kellogg JD-MBA student Justin Rosenthal.


What Aged Leaders Can Learn From Japanese Emperor Akihito’s Desire To Step Down – 08/27/16
Through outlining Japanese Emperor Akihito’s succession, article by Professor Nicholas Pearce explains to leaders in all types of organizations — from nonprofits to closely held businesses to family foundations and even religious institutions — how to gracefully handle the delicate matter of intergenerational succession.

Fast Company

6 Things You're Doing That You'll Seriously Regret In 10 Years​ – 08/25/16
Article discusses six things that one shouldn’t do in order to avoid regret in the future and quotes Professor Neal Roese’s research on the downside to neglecting friendship - while lost friendships are often considered unimportant compared to romantic partners, their loss can be just as painful and regrettable.

Chicago Tribune

Hacking tech's inclusion pledge: It's more than a numbers game – 08/24/16
Article by Professor Nicholas Pearce explains how if a desire for American innovation and economic growth is the real driving force motivating companies to sign on to the tech pledge, using the number of women and people of color as a way to keep score is a cosmetic and insufficient metric for sustainable progress.

Harvard Business Review

Putting a Price on People Problems at Work – 08/23/16
Article co-authored by Professor Leigh Thompson says that people problems are often times at the center of certain tough issues that come up at work, and while these problems can seem tedious or frustrating, the true costs of this class of problems is much more troubling.


Walmart And The Marriage Won't Be Easy​​ – 08/22/16
Article written by Professor Mohanbir Sawhney discusses the reasoning behind Walmart’s decision in its $3.3 billion acquisition of and whether this will help the company to defend its turf and even gain share in the e-commerce battle.


Is U.S. Competitiveness Slipping?​​​ – 08/22/16
Article written by Adjunct Professor Harold Sirkin discusses how the U.S. slid from first to third according to the IMD World Competitiveness Center’s ranking released earlier this year.

The Street

Is Medicare Advantage as Good as Traditional Medicine? – 08/22/16
Article reports on a new Stanford study showing data that may indicate that the Advantage plan provides less care. Professor Joel Shalowitz is quoted, saying that the data actually shows that the Advantage plan is more efficient - cheaper, but also better care.

USA Today

Will the celebrity factor matter for Clinton or Trump?​​​ – 08/22/16
Article discusses the value of celebrity endorsements in the upcoming election and quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite’s research that looked at how Winfrey was responsible for moving around 1 million votes to Obama in his quest for the Democratic nomination.

Chicago Tribune

We know we can't be Michael Phelps, so why do we care what brand he wears?​ – 08/19/16
Article discusses the return on investment when brands endorse celebrities. Professor Craig Garthwaite says that if there was a way to end the endorsement arms race, companies might gladly scale back.

Sports Illustrated

How the pain of finishing fourth at the Olympics can forever change an athlete – 08/18/16
Article reports that those who win bronze medals are happier than those that win silver, particularly in the Olympic games. Professor Victoria Medvec’s 1995 study from the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology is cited, explaining that with silver, gold was possible, but with bronze, it’s better than not medaling at all.

Chicago Tribune

The latest trend in keeping employees happy? Tech tools​ – 08/17/16
Article discusses about the merits of using tech tools to engage with employees, quoting Professor Adam Waytz on how virtual communities and badges don't give people as much fulfillment as in-person interaction.


Aetna To Leave Illinois Health Insurance Exchange For 2017 – 08/17/16
Article reports on Aetna leaving Illinois’s health insurance marketplace in 2017, quoting Professor Joel Shalowitz on how Aetna may have been the only plan left that some people could afford and included their current doctor.


Airline Pilots Pump The Brakes On Plans To Speed Up Flights​ – 08/17/16
Article reports on the issue with plane delays and airline efficiency, quoting Adjunct Lecturer Dean DeBiase on how over the past decade, American and other airlines have cut costs, raised fees and crammed more seats into planes.

Poets & Quants

Favorite Business School Professors Teaching MBAs​ – 08/17/16
Article recaps MBAs’ favorite b-school professors and includes Professors Victoria Medvec and Mitchell Peterson, quoting two Kellogg students on how these professors have impacted their learning experience.

Chicago Tonight

What Macy’s Store Closings Might Mean for Retail Industry at Large​ – 08/16/16
Broadcast clip reports on the decision by Macy’s to close roughly 100 of its stores nationwide and features Professor Eric Anderson as a guest panelist, discussing the process of making the transition to online sales.

Chicago Tribune

Amazon opening pickup location at UIC​ – 08/16/16
Article reports on the University of Illinois Chicago becoming an Amazon package pick-up location and quotes Professor Alexander Chernvev on how this can build loyalty with a group of young customers with years of spending ahead of them.


Delta’s Apology for Outage Delays Isn’t Good Enough​ – 08/16/16
Article written by Professor Harry Kraemer discusses why Delta’s crisis handling of its outage delays was insufficient.