Branding pro talks reinvention – 10/21/14
Financial news contributor Herb Greenberg mentions Professor Lloyd Shefsky and his book, “Invent, Reinvent, Thrive.” Greenberg talks about IBM’s current earnings and how Shefsky’s book argues the need for constant reinvention and explains how IBM did that in the past. Segment begins around 1:30.
Move up or move on – 10/19/14
Article reports that companies are funding fewer EMBA candidates as long-term employment becomes less common and that students feel freer to change employers if they haven’t been financially sponsored. Mentions Kellogg’s program with HKUST and quotes Wharton’s vice-dean of EMBA.
Retailers pass on Google Express – 10/15/14
Quotes Professor Antonio Moreno-Garcia, who said, “Google partners with the retailers…and uses their inventory, which requires a level of integration that can be difficult to achieve.” Also quotes Eric Anderson, chair of the marketing department, who said, “If you don’t have enough retailers, why would people be interested? They might as well go to Target instead.”
Harvard Business Review
Where to Look for Insight – 10/14/14
Article by Professor Mohan Sawhney and Senior Fellow Sanjay Khosla argues that innovation can be approached systematically and lists seven “insight channels” that can lead to more efficient operations.
Harvard Business Review
The Best-Performing CEOs in the World – 10/13/14
Article includes ranking of CEOs based on increase in total shareholder return and market capitalization. Over a quarter of the CEOs have MBAs, and nearly as many studied engineering. Quotes dean of HBS, who said, “Engineering is about what works, and it breeds in you an ethos of building things that work—whether it’s a machine or a structure or an organization.” Businessweek points out that HBS produced seven of the highest-performing CEOs, the most of any MBA program. Other CEOs who made the list attended Columbia, Stanford and Kellogg.
Banks? No, thanks! – 10/11/14
Article reports that fewer MBAs are taking jobs in investment banking and finance as consulting and technology firms become more popular. Quotes a Kellogg graduate who said private equity appealed to him and his peers over banking because the firms are smaller and the work more entrepreneurial and hands-on.
The Best Business Schools For Career Prospects 2015 – 10/09/14
Article reports on Princeton Review’s ranking of business schools with the best career prospects for students. Stanford ranked first, followed by Columbia and Harvard. Sloan, Wharton, Booth, Stern and Kellogg also made the top 10.
Poets & Quants
Chicago Again Tops Economist Ranking – 10/09/14
Article reports on The Economist’s ranking of full-time MBA programs. Booth ranked first for the fourth time in five years, and Kellogg rose nine spots to rank 14th. Harvard, Stern, Stanford, Columbia, Wharton, Sloan and Ross also made the top 25. Also covered by Crain’s.
Why Robots Could Be Awesome Whistleblowers – 10/08/14
Article by Professor Adam Waytz argues that the social, reputational and emotional risks of whistleblowing make it the perfect job for a robot. Robots are proficient at “cold” skills necessary for diligent evaluation and inspection of organizational errors—calculation, routinization, automation and consistency.