Best of 2018
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Best of 2018

Kellogg School faculty produced a wealth of exciting research and insights in 2018. Here's a look at some of the year's top stories.

successful entrepreneurs are most often middle aged
Entrepreneurship

How Old Are Successful Tech Entrepreneurs?

A definitive new study dispels the myth of the Silicon Valley wunderkind.

An artist has a hot streak in her career.
Innovation

When You’re Hot, You’re Hot: Career Successes Come in Clusters

Bursts of brilliance happen for almost everyone. Explore the “hot streaks” of thousands of directors, artists and scientists in our graphic.

A financier moves a block into a blockchain.
Finance & Accounting

How Blockchain Could Radically Alter Global Finance

The technology underlying cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is already starting to make its mark.

How will automation affect jobs and cities?
Careers

How Will Automation Affect Different U.S. Cities?

Jobs in small cities will likely be hit hardest. Check how your community and profession will fare.

Man shopping for shirt.
Marketing

How Well Do You Understand Digital Advertising?

Test your knowledge and see how it compares to the experts’.

An outdated man works at his computer.
Careers

Don’t Let Complacency Derail Your Career

How to hone your learning agility and take good risks.

Workers stack companies with a forklift.
Strategy

What’s Behind the Current Wave of Vertical Integration?

From Amazon–Whole Foods to CVS–Aetna, companies are reconfiguring for an uncertain future. Four strategy professors discuss.

How transparent should decision making be?
Organizations

The Downside of Transparent Decision Making

Why you’ll get a better recommendation from a committee that deliberates behind closed doors.

Policy

Does Lowering the Corporate Tax Rate Spur Economic Growth?

Results of a new study have implications for the recent U.S. tax overhaul.

Ego depletion can lead to unethical behavior at work.

Why Bosses Cut Some Employees Slack for Unethical Behavior

The same transgression can lead to different consequences. Here’s one reason why.

Two data analysts sort marbles.
Data Analytics

How a Good Analytics Strategy Can Become the Victim of Its Own Success

The best firms “purposely mess stuff up” to get the data they need to grow.

Speed factories bring products to market quickly.
Operations

How “Speed Factories” Help Companies Adapt to Capricious Consumers

For certain trendy products, these local but expensive plants can be a smart investment.

A woman negotiations at her job.
Careers

Five Ways Women Can Negotiate More Effectively

How to advocate for yourself at critical points in your career.

Leadership

Can Cutting CEO Pay Help a Faltering Company Rebound?

Using pay cuts to motivate or discipline CEOs may have unintended consequences.

How lighting affects our choices
Marketing

How a Room's Lighting Shapes Our Decisions

Restaurants and retailers, take note: dimming the lights encourages consumers to indulge.

two employees engage in cross-cultural conflict with swords
Careers

Podcast: Our Most Popular Advice on Improving Relationships with Colleagues

Coworkers can make us crazy. Here’s how to handle tough situations.

Rockstars await a job interview.
Careers

Podcast: Attract Rockstar Employees—or Develop Your Own

Finding and nurturing high performers isn’t easy, but it pays off.

Music can change our mood.
Marketing

Podcast: How Music Can Change Our Mood

A Broadway songwriter and a marketing professor discuss the connection between our favorite tunes and how they make us feel.