Kellogg in the News


3 Ways That Amazon Can Win In Home Services – 07/06/18
Article by Professor Mohanbir Sawhney discusses Amazon’s push into home services, which would be linked with their electronics, such as Alexa and the Amazon Fire TV, and suggests potential strategies to make this push feasible and successful.


Trust But Verify: Reference Checks You Skip Are Ones You'll Regret – 07/06/18
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Jeff Hyman discusses the potential consequences of skipping on verifying employer references, sharing a true story about a job candidate who performed very well in interviews, but had been terminated from his previous job for ethical violations, something he would never have known had he not checked references. He goes on to outline the correct way to handle references, which will yield the best results.

The Hill

Working moms still face major issues when trying to climb the corporate ladder – 07/03/18
Article by Professor Ellen Taaffe focuses on the barriers that working mothers face as they try to find employment or improve their position within a company. She says that women face a “maternal wall” of bias, and that women’s careers often suffer as a result of having children.

The New York Times

Mexico Delivers Another Defeat to the Status Quo in Latin America – 07/02/18
Article discusses the result of Mexico’s presidential election, in which Andrés Manuel López Obrador was elected. Quotes Adjunct Lecturer Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, who says the election was “the rejection of a government model”.


How Cory Booker & Elizabeth Warren Want To Help You Crush Your Next Salary Negotiation – 06/29/18
Article discusses strategies for negotiating a higher salary, an issue that particularly affect women, who struggle to earn as much as a male doing the same job. Quotes Visiting Professor Benjamin Harris, who says that "policies that obscure wage information perpetuate the gender wage gap."

Crain's Chicago Business

O’Hare’s air-cargo business flying high – 06/29/18
Article discusses the rate of growth in O’Hare airport’s cargo shipments, which, despite a recent slowdown, still has the sixth-fastest growth rate in cargo. Quotes Adjunct Professor Phil Levy, who says that the tariffs on steel and other things will impact the success of the company.


Can We Avoid A China Trade War? – 06/28/18
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy discusses the possibility of a trade war with China due to Trump’s unconventional proposed tariffs and suggests several possibilities to defuse the situation, including concessions by China, intervention by Congress, and concessions by the Trump administration.

Impact Alpha

Impact investing business profs to share their syllabi and other secrets – 06/28/18
Article discusses the Impact and Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium, which is meeting at Kellogg this week to share course syllabi and other information. Quotes Professor Megan Kashner as saying “People are so eager to share and have access to one another’s content, to move the field toward mainstream adoption and canonization.”


How to avoid taking on too many responsibilities – 06/28/18
Article uses the insights of Professor Carter Cast to discuss strategies to work smart and succeed rather than taking on too much and falling behind. Originally published in Kellogg Insight.


Amazon just made an eye-popping play to disrupt drug stores – 06/28/18
Article discusses Amazon’s announcement that they are buying Pillpack, an online pharmacy start-up, causing shares for Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid to lose $11 billion in value. Quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who says that their strategy of buying a smaller company that has already done all the work sidesteps the complexity of getting licenses in every state and streamlines the process. Professor Garthwaite also discussed this topic on KCRW Radio.


One Place We Actually Need More Love In The Workplace – 06/27/18
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Jeff Hyman talks about how important the hiring process is in having a successful business in a very competitive world, and that a large part of that is showing candidates individualized attention and care. He shares strategies to accomplish this and woo top candidates.


RXBAR, JFK And How To Win The Hard Way – 06/27/18
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Paul Earle gives an account of entrepreneur Peter Rahal’s journey to success. The creator of the RXBAR spoke about the challenges he and his team faced, including doubt from others and the already crowded market, and the article goes on to pull three important messages from Rahal’s success story.

Silicon Valley’s ideal entrepreneur is about 20 years too young, research shows – 06/26/18
Article examines the assumption, particularly prevalent in Silicon Valley, that a younger entrepreneur will be more successful than an older one. According to Professor Benjamin Jones’ research, which examined more than 2 million company founders, the most successful entrepreneurs are middle-aged. Professor Jones’ research was also featured in Inc.

The Washington Post

To Trump, Harley’s tariff decision is a personal — and unexpected — betrayal – 06/26/18
Article discusses Donald Trump’s angry reaction to Harley-Davidson’s announcement that they will move some production outside the United States and quotes Adjunct Professor Phil Levy, who says that his reaction reveals a lack of understanding about the way global supply chains work. Professor Levy was also quoted on this topic in Chicago Tribune (first), Chicago Tribune (second), U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg.

The Hill

Entrepreneurial spirit no longer just for the young – 06/25/18
Article by Visiting Professor Benjamin Harris discusses Benjamin Jones’ new research surrounding the optimum age for successful entrepreneurs. This research shows that a 50 year old start-up founder is 1.8 times more likely to succeed than a younger founder, despite the perception of successful entrepreneurs as very young.

Poets & Quants

B-School Bulletin: Rethinking Capitalism – 06/24/18
Article highlights research by Professor Ping Dong regarding how superstitions change the way people make decisions (originally published in Kellogg Insight).

Harvard Business Review

What Subscription Business Models Mean for Sales Teams – 06/22/18
Article by Professor Andris Zoltners talks about how the business world has been impacted by the growing popularity of subscription sales models and discusses the pros and cons of both a single sales role and two roles, taking into account both the employee and the customer.


How Bad Would A Global Trade War Be? – 06/20/18
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy examines how it's possible to come up with a manageably small estimate of the damage a trade war might have, but there is little cause for confidence in such estimates. There is a strong reason trade economists strongly warn against blundering into a trade war that goes beyond our forecasting abilities.


When The Hiring Manager Becomes The Firing Manager – 06/20/18
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Jeff Hyman discusses how best to go about firing an employee whose performance has been substandard. He suggests that it is important to notice the signs of failure early on and evaluate the employee’s chances for success, as well as to develop a good method of evaluating potential hires in the first place.

Poets & Quants

Best and Brightest Executive MBAs: Class of 2018 – 06/20/18
Article features three recent graduates from Kellogg’s Executive MBA program, sharing their stories and accomplishments. The profiles of Hans-Martin Hellebrand, Rachel Parent, and Keely Goodwin, as well as the other alumni highlighted also appeared in Forbes.

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