Kellogg in the News

Wall Street Journal

Carter Cast: Reflecting Before an Exit – 06/18/15
Article written by Professor Carter Cast says that before contemplating prospectuses, entrepreneurs should step back and reflect on the emotional and psychological aspects of selling — whether through an IPO, to a private equity firm or to other third parties.


Nightly Business Report – 06/16/15
This segment, beginning at the 7-minute mark, interviews Professor Leemore Dafny on how a possible wave of consolidation in the insurance industry may impact consumers’ pockets. Read the transcript here.


These statistics illustrate the persistent class divide at Britain’s elite firms – 06/16/15
Article discusses the findings from a new UK government study which shows that class divides strongly persist in recruiting and hiring. References the similar findings from Professor Lauren Rivera’s research.


The Fight for Obamacare – 06/16/15
Professor Joel Shalowitz is interviewed about what may happen if the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare later this month.


Were you judged fairly at your last job interview? – 06/15/15
This article by Professor Lauren Rivera discusses job discrimination in the 21st century. She says it usually operates through stereotypes that systemically distort how we evaluate job applicants, whether or not we believe these associations to be true.

Poets & Quants

The Business Schools Winning The MBA Student Talent Wars – 06/15/15
Article surveyed 35 MBA admission consultants with the question, “To which schools have you seen your highest quality clients enroll over the years?” Kellogg ranked #6. The full list is here. A shortened version of the article also appeared in Fortune.

Financial Times

'Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs' by Lauren Rivera – 06/14/15
This article reviews Professor Lauren Rivera’s book, Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs. It talks about how top tier firms employ a double filter – first they only consider graduates from prestigious institutions, then they define talent and “fit” in a way that excludes high-performing students from less privileged backgrounds.

Media Post

Brain Research: What’s The Best Length For A Super Bowl Spot? – 06/14/15
This article quotes Professor Moran Cerf on how companies are turning to brain research to learn more about how customers are engaging with their brands and ideas.

Poets & Quants

Most Transparent MBA Admissions: Tuck, HBS, Ross & Fuqua – 06/11/15
This in-depth article ranks business schools on their admissions policies, comparing how well schools get to know their applicants and how transparent they are during the process. Kellogg ranked #3 among the schools that get to know their applicants – the highest ranking for an M7 school in that category.

Crain’s Chicago Business

CPS may get short-term fix, but long-term woes are enormous – 06/10/15
Quotes Professor Don Haider on the idea of recreating the Chicago School Finance Authority, which took over much of CPS' funding for more than a decade in another financial crisis when Jane Byrne was mayor and Jim Edgar the governor.

Harvard Business Review

When Sales Incentives Should Be Based on Profit, Not Revenue – 06/10/15
This article by Professor Andris Zoltners is about how the trend in demand for profitable sales growth follows the logic that a sales force can align salespeople’s effort with company profitability goals by linking incentives to profit, rather than sales metrics.

Bloomberg Business

Why Are So Many Fast Food Characters Coming Back From the Dead? – 06/09/15
This article quotes Professor Derek Rucker on how the resurgence of icons and mascots is a way for companies in the fast food industry to gain publicity and personify their brands. Also reported in the Chicago Tribune.

Business Insider

The 11 business schools that produced the most CEOs at Europe’s biggest and most important companies – 06/09/15
This article ranks business schools according to the number of alums who currently serve as CEOs of the largest public firms in the five largest economies in Europe. Kellogg ranked #8 behind HBS (#2), Wharton (#4) and Booth (#5).

Poets & Quants

MBA Class of 2015: ‘My Biggest Lessons From Business School’ – 06/09/15
A collection of advice from business school graduates this year includes Kellogg student Bruno Valle. He says to keep in mind that everyone is just a regular, smart, hard-working person and there’s no magical formula for success.

New York Magazine

Why Hiding Your True Self Feels So Terrible – 06/08/15
This article cites Professor Maryam Kouchaki’s research, which found that when people are nudged into recalling past experiences where their behaviors felt inauthentic, they tended to feel more immoral and impure than those who’d remembered a time they behaved authentically.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Is Blue Cross’ parent company too big, or not big enough? – 06/06/15
Professor Leemore Dafny is quoted in an article that discusses how larger insurers enjoy many advantages over smaller rivals.

Chicago Tribune

Opticent Health wins Northwestern University Venture Challenge – 06/05/15
Opticent Health, maker of a non-invasive test for eye diseases, won first prize Thursday in the Northwestern University Venture Challenge, taking home $45,000. CEO Kieran Patel, a Ph.D., is pursuing a JD/MBA from Northwestern Law and the Kellogg School of Management. Professor Linda Darragh was quoted saying the competition’s interdisciplinary focus is a unique benefit of the program. Also reported in ChicagoInno.


Why parmesan cheese may cease to exist in America – 06/04/15
This article by Professor Nicola Persico is about differences in the EU and US of marketing parmesan cheese, and the potential consequences of broad brand name protection.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Northwestern spinout gets $1.3 million – 06/03/15
FourKites, a logistics startup launched by a former Kellogg student, Mathew Elenjickal '14, and Arun Chandrasekaran has hauled in $1.3 million in funding. The Chicago-based company's software allows commercial shipping customers to track their freight in real time, using GPS devices that already are on more than 50 percent of all trucks. Also reported in the Chicago Tribune


Don’t blame markets for income inequality and poverty – 06/03/15
Dean Sally Blount wrote this article on how the businesses can be a force for social good.