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Scientists who experienced an early-career setback succeeded more in the long run, new research shows.
Careers

Early Career Failures Can Make You Stronger in the Long Run

A study of young scientists who were denied grants provides a striking example of why you should never give up.

A salesperson tries storytelling to market a product.
Marketing

Stories Can Be Powerful Persuasive Tools. But It’s Important to Understand When They Can Backfire.

New research reveals why sometimes sticking to the facts is your best bet.

Researchers examine why prescription drug prices and labor costs are lower in Canada than the U.S.
Healthcare

Would “Medicare for All” Really Reduce Healthcare Costs in the U.S.?

Single payer drives significant savings in countries like Canada. But new research suggests it might play out differently in the U.S.

physical vs intangible investment
Economics

Companies Are Shifting Investment Away from Physical Capital, with Far-Reaching Consequences

Buildings and machinery are out. Software, IP, and research are in. Here’s why it matters.

Cutting-edge thought leadership for executives

Optimize your marketing channels’ impact by joining one of Kellogg’s Executive Education classes in Marketing & Sales.

Marketing

It’s Time to Radically Rethink the Customer Experience. Here’s How to Get Started.

To provide millions of personalized interactions, organizations will need to lean heavily on automation and AI.

Economics

No, Extended Warranties Are Usually Not Worth It

So why do so many people keep buying them?

Organizations

How to Create a Human-Friendly Workplace in an Age of Automation

Three ways humans and machines can work together—to the benefit of organizations and their employees.

Marketing

First Impressions Matter for Groups, Too

Labeling something or someone as “first” can have a dramatic effect on our perceptions of those who follow.

Finance & Accounting

Is Maximizing Shareholder Value a Thing of the Past?

Top CEOs recently “redefined” the purpose of a corporation. Kellogg faculty weigh in.

Careers

Take 5: The Case for Being More Authentic at Work

When done thoughtfully, authenticity can make for more confident, ethical leaders. Here’s how to ensure you’re being your true self.

Economics

Daughters’ Math Scores Suffer When They Grow Up in a Family That’s Biased Towards Sons

Parents, your children are taking their cues about gender roles from you.

Latest Podcast Episodes

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Podcast: What Leaders Can Do to Build Trust Quickly

Lessons from Kellogg’s interim dean on establishing credibility, encouraging criticism, and empowering your team.

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Careers

Podcast: Let Your Purpose Guide Your Career

How to “align your role with your soul.”

An entrepreneur sketches her new business. bigplay
Innovation

Podcast: Unleash Your Inner Designer

You—yes, you!—can use design thinking to find creative solutions to your customers’ problems.

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Leadership

Podcast: Great Leaders Ask, “What Really Matters?”

Former Fortune 500 CEO Harry Kraemer discusses how knowing and acting on your values can guide you through a crisis.

New research suggests that the careers of Nobel laureates may largely resemble those of other scientists.
Careers

Nobel Prize Winners—They’re Just Like Us!

The career paths of these elite scientists are surprisingly similar to those of their less accomplished peers.

Parents' belief in traditional gender roles can affect daughters' math performance.
Economics

Daughters’ Math Scores Suffer When They Grow Up in a Family That’s Biased Towards Sons

Parents, your children are taking their cues about gender roles from you.

Digital advertising scientists study an online shopper.
Marketing

Is Your Digital-Advertising Strategy Paying Off?

Brands are demanding evidence that campaigns are working. Here’s what they should be asking.

High-frequency traders working quickly
Economics

Some High-Frequency Trading Strategies Can Damage the Stock Market’s Health

But a small tweak to how trading orders are processed could help.

Military veteran chooses wardrobe.
Careers

Take 5: What Business Leaders Can Learn from the Military

Army colonels share advice on recruiting millennials, managing up, and keeping the broader mission in mind.

Editor’s Picks

Women are subject to greater gender bias when evaluated using certain ratings scales.
Organizations

Numeric Performance Reviews Can Be Biased Against Women

The ten-point scale favors men in some situations. But a simple change to the rating system can level the playing field.

Careers

How to Get the Ear of Your CEO—And What to Say When You Have It

Every interaction with the top boss is an audition for senior leadership.

New board members interview with board of directors
Social Impact

How to Create a Diverse Board of Directors and Empower It to Thrive

Two experts share tips on expanding your candidate pool and ensuring that new members are heard.

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Women are subject to greater gender bias when evaluated using certain ratings scales.
Organizations

Numeric Performance Reviews Can Be Biased Against Women

The ten-point scale favors men in some situations. But a simple change to the rating system can level the playing field.

Corporate directors with certain backgrounds and experiences exert greater influence over a company's strategic direction.
Organizations

What Makes a Corporate Board Member Most Influential?

New research explores what it takes for directors to drive big-picture strategic change at a company.

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Policy

Why Antitrust Regulators Don’t Scare Big Tech

A business law expert explains why the market is more likely than the government to rein in Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google.

Policy

The Business Case for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Two economists propose a bipartisan immigration overhaul, with an eye towards the future of the labor force.

Politics & Elections

When People Think Their Neighbors Support Trump, They’re More Likely to Express Anti-immigrant Views

Social norms are powerful—but fluid. A study of the 2016 election shows how they can change.

Careers

Ready to Reenter the Workforce? Read This First.

Four suggestions for transitioning back to work after a long break.

Finance & Accounting

The Groucho Marx Theory of Efficient Markets

A finance professor argues that markets remain efficient only if enough people believe they are not.

Organizations

What Makes a Corporate Board Member Most Influential?

New research explores what it takes for directors to drive big-picture strategic change at a company.

Innovation

The Appeal of Handmade in an Era of Automation

This excerpt from the book “The Power of Human” explains why we continue to equate human effort with value.

Podcast

Podcast: What Leaders Can Do to Build Trust Quickly

Lessons from Kellogg’s interim dean on establishing credibility, encouraging criticism, and empowering your team.

Leadership

How to Establish Yourself as an Interim Leader

Kathleen Hagerty reflects back on her year as interim dean of the Kellogg School.

A worker helps another worker learn at a computer.
Economics

A Nation’s Wealth May Depend on How Much Its Workers Can Learn on the Job

New research suggests that formal schooling is not the panacea to global inequality that many have long believed it to be.

Organizations

Could Bringing Your “Whole Self” to Work Curb Unethical Behavior?

Organizations would be wise to help employees avoid compartmentalizing their personal and professional identities.

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Federal interrogator grills smartphone.
Policy

Why Antitrust Regulators Don’t Scare Big Tech

A business law expert explains why the market is more likely than the government to rein in Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google.

Policy

The Business Case for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Two economists propose a bipartisan immigration overhaul, with an eye towards the future of the labor force.

Politics & Elections

When People Think Their Neighbors Support Trump, They’re More Likely to Express Anti-immigrant Views

Social norms are powerful—but fluid. A study of the 2016 election shows how they can change.

Careers

Ready to Reenter the Workforce? Read This First.

Four suggestions for transitioning back to work after a long break.

Two teams coordinate a plan on the phone.
Leadership

Need to Make a Critical Decision? Here’s How to Ensure You Have the Right Intel.

A former Army colonel shares four steps leaders can take to get the information they need when they need it.

Take 5: What You May Not Know about Advertising

Research reveals how ads can affect shopping behavior, elections, and even our health.

Finance & Accounting

The Groucho Marx Theory of Efficient Markets

A finance professor argues that markets remain efficient only if enough people believe they are not.

Marketing

How Anger Can Help Us Make Better Decisions

Yes, you read that right: Sometimes being mad helps you focus on what you want.

Organizations

What Makes a Corporate Board Member Most Influential?

New research explores what it takes for directors to drive big-picture strategic change at a company.

Organizations

Numeric Performance Reviews Can Be Biased Against Women

The ten-point scale favors men in some situations. But a simple change to the rating system can level the playing field.

Innovation

The Appeal of Handmade in an Era of Automation

This excerpt from the book “The Power of Human” explains why we continue to equate human effort with value.

Podcast: What Leaders Can Do to Build Trust Quickly

Lessons from Kellogg’s interim dean on establishing credibility, encouraging criticism, and empowering your team.

Leadership

How to Establish Yourself as an Interim Leader

Kathleen Hagerty reflects back on her year as interim dean of the Kellogg School.

Strategy

Take 5: How to Increase Your Office's Productivity

Research-backed tips for improving workflows and discouraging slacking.

Economics

Should Antitrust Laws Really Be Changed, or Should We Just Enforce the Laws We Have?

A presidential assassination brought the trust-busting Teddy Roosevelt to power. The episode offers lessons for today’s antitrust regulators.

Policy

Do Soda Taxes Work? It’s Complicated.

A look at the Philadelphia soda tax shows that it had some benefits—but it didn’t stop people from buying sugary drinks.

Family business adapts over generations
Organizations

How Family Businesses Can Adapt for the Next Generation

Five tips for staying relevant—and successful—as an “enterprising family.”

Politics & Elections

Are Voters Biased Against Female Politicians?

In many cases, no. But economic anxiety can ignite powerful gender stereotypes.