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Professor Mark Achler and visiting innovators meet with students in Kellogg’s San Francisco Winter Quarter.

Kellogg pilots San Francisco quarter for entrepreneurship, growth and scaling

Kellogg pilots San Francisco quarter for entrepreneurship, growth and scaling

Bay Area winter quarter marks the latest evolution in the expansion of innovation offerings

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How Education Must Change: Seeking Mission And Purpose In The Jobless Economy

06/10/17 – Forbes
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott explores the ways in which the education system will be affected by artificial intelligence technology, and emphasizes the growing significance of questioning “what’s next?”

Being Bezos Or Babbage: Leveraging The Power Of Foresight

06/08/17 – Forbes
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott discusses how we can generate foresight that works for business, highlighting that foresight should be fit for purpose, explore what’s plausible, not just what’s likely, and applied to a proper timeframe for whatever your objective is.

Sparkl can wash your filthy car in your own garage

06/06/17 – Chicago Tribune
Article discusses the start-up Sparkl, a Chicago-based car-cleaning company, quoting Professor Mohan Sawhney on how convenience is the biggest selling point for a business like Sparkl, not environmental friendliness.

The One Thing That Makes Investors Run the Other Way

06/05/17 – Fortune
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Mark Achler explains how entrepreneurs can go about building their businesses, reflecting on various lessons he learned after several decades of starting, scaling, and managing businesses.

The Number One Reason You Should Quit Your Job

06/03/17 – Fortune
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Mark Achler discusses five things to consider when thinking about leaving your job, including career advancement, passion, bad manager and values.

The Number One Reason You Should Quit Your Job

06/03/17 – Fortune
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Mark Achler discusses five things to consider when thinking about leaving your job, including career advancement, passion, bad manager and values.

Student babysitting service wins at business pitch

06/01/17 – Chicago Tribune
Article describes last week’s Business Incubator Pitch night at Lake Forest High School, emceed by Adjunct Lecturer Dean DeBiase. The event was the culmination of a yearlong honors business class for juniors; 16 proposed businesses presented to a board of businesspeople that selected four proposals that might make valuable businesses. A service that allows parents to find babysitters online won $17,500.

Speed Is Not A Strategy: Foresight, Strategy And Speed In A World of Rapid Change

05/25/17 – Forbes
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott discusses how foresight, rather than speed, is crucial to developing a strong business strategy. He notes that foresight is not about prediction, but rather about defining multiple plausible futures and identifying leading indicators to track how the world is actually trending.

Here Are 2 Ways You Can Convince Your Boss That You Deserve a Raise

05/17/17 – Fortune
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Mark Achler discusses two ways that startup employees can approach their bosses to negotiate a raise. He explains that communicating need for financial assistance is crucial, as well as demonstrating improved performance at your annual or six-month review.

5 business school professors share their best tips to successfully start a company

05/15/17 – Business Insider
Article originally published on Kellogg Insight provides five insights from Kellogg faculty regarding what it takes to get a company up and running, including Professors Ben Jones, Scott Baker and David Schonthal as well as Adjunct Lecturers Sean Johnson and Gabe Vehovsky. Insights include being wary of angel investors, fine-tuning the user experience, and finding the right partner.

How Unilever Risked Too Much on Dove to Appeal to Women

05/15/17 – Fortune
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Paul Earle explores the backlash that Unilever received due to its new line of Dove Body Wash bottles in the U.K. that are designed to mimic different female body types. He praises the company for taking a risk, but emphasizes the need for the creation of new brands. Earle’s corporate innovation and new ventures class is mentioned as well.

Why Tesla Could Become the Next Apple

05/13/17 – Fortune
Article by Professor Mohanbir Sawhney explains why Tesla has the potential to become as valuable as Apple. Sawhney notes that in order for Tesla to become the next Apple, it will need the “Steve Jobs” approach to marketing in addition to efficient manufacturing.

A business school professor says your ‘movie trailer’ is a critical part of being a great networker

05/12/17 – Business Insider
Article originally published on Kellogg Insight discusses tips from Clinical Professor Craig Wortmann on how to transform professional situations into opportunities by being prepared for networking conversations. Wortmann suggests that you prepare a “movie trailer of you”—a concise and compelling response to “what do you do?”—to help people connect to you and your motivations.

Hackers, Empathy and Neuroscience: A Conversation With Moran Cerf

05/09/17 – Forbes
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott features an interview with neuroscientist and Professor Moran Cerf, in which the two discuss what makes for successful hackers and scientists, as well as the future of neuroscience. “Hacking at the heart of it is understanding people…Artists, hackers, good investors, they all share something which is being particularly good at tapping into someone else’s brain,” said Cerf.

Your Lack of Experience Could Be Just What A Startup Needs

04/28/17 – Poets & Quants
Article by Professor David Schonthal explains how having a non-traditional background is not a deal breaker for entering a new professional field, especially at a startup. He notes that you must possess valuable skills without spinning yourself to look like a better fit than you actually are.

Robo-Entrepreneurs, Jobless Economy And Being Entrepreneurial: A Conversation With Howard Tullman

04/21/17 – Forbes
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott recounts his conversation with Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871. The article shares Tullman’s wisdom about several topics, including the jobless economy, robo-entrepreneurs, and how education needs to transform for people to thrive in this technology-driven century.

The King Customer Paradox: The More Empowered, The More We Lose Control

04/10/17 – Forbes
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott explains the importance of what he refers to as the “king customer paradox,” in which consumers are simultaneously becoming more powerful and losing control. As technologies and services become more intrusive in order to satisfy hard-to-please customers, Wolcott argues that it is our personal responsibility to determine whom to trust and what to pay attention to.

The 5 Worst Things You Could Say to a Venture Capitalist

04/06/17 – Fortune
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Mark Achler discusses five examples of what not to say to a venture capitalist when pitching your company.

Virtual Reality, Sex And Chocolate Cake: Desire In A Post-Virtual World

03/30/17 – Forbes
Article by Clinical Professor Robert Wolcott and Professor Moran Cerf explores how invisible interfaces and intelligence-to-intelligence communication technologies have the potential to transform the human experience.

Kellogg Does Its Own Bay Area Startup​

03/27/17 – Poets & Quants
Article highlights Kellogg’s Winter quarter pilot offering in San Francisco for students interested in entrepreneurship, startups, early-stage companies, and venture capital. The pilot program offered students a chance to take three courses as well as an internship over a full 10-week quarter. Features perspective from Professor Linda Darragh, Adjunct Lecturer Mark Achler and Adjunct Lecturer Mike Xenakis.

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