Weather-Proofing Small Farmers In India – 05/10/16
Article reports on the new startup Kheyti, founded by Kellogg first-year student Saumya, which sells modular greenhouses as a weather-proof way for small farmers in India to grow crops.
A Tribe Called Mash-Up – 05/10/16
This podcast features Professor Nour Kteily discussing tribes, belonging, and collective responsibility. Who do we claim as our own, and what do we do when one of our own goes off the rails?
Will Your Doctor Kill You? – 05/09/16
Article addresses a recent research results that claimed medical errors were the number three leading cause of death in the U.S., and quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz's advice that there's no need to panic because there are steps that can be taken by organized medicine to reduce medical errors, such as putting more emphasis on primary care physicians and thus reducing opportunities for miscommunications through layers of care.
AT&T Kicks Off Aspire Accelerator With 6 Leading Ed-Tech Startups – 05/08/16
AT&T announces the six education startups they are working for their Aspire Accelerator Program, part of a commitment to help students succeed in school. Included is The Graide Network, founded by Kellogg student Blair Pircon, which connects teachers with on-demand teaching assistants to provide feedback on student work.
The New York Times
What Do Consumers Want? Look at Their Selfies – 05/07/16
Article discusses a Chicago-based company called Pay Your Selfie, which uses social media “selfies” to gather consumer insights. Quotes Professor Aparna Labroo on how the option of privacy provided by this app suggests a greater possibility for authenticity in insights.
We See Genius
Terra Limpa: Forging An Angolan Agricultural Uprising – 05/05/16
Article features the work of USC Marshall School of Business student team Terra Limpa, who won the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge with their business plan to help revitalize Angolan agriculture. The Challenge stemmed from Kellogg Professor David Chen’s observation that students show a lot of passion and creativity when challenged to use their finance education to change the world.
Poets & Quants
Kellogg MBA Launches 'Smart' Greenhouse Venture In India – 05/05/16
Article features a social impact startup founded by a current Kellogg student. Kheyti is a one-year-old startup in Hyderabad, India, that sells modular greenhouses to small farmers who have .2 to 2 hectares of land.