Kellogg School

Consumers, already stung by rising prices, could get socked by Trump's tariffs

Wendy Howard is worried.<p>A steady uptick in prices and in her cost of living already led the Chicago native to abandon retirement to reboot her teaching career. She doesn’t eat out anymore and is concerned that her holiday shopping could be curtailed if the Trump administration’s trade war with …

Business

Invacare Corp. expands board of directors with addition of Diana Ferguson

Medical equipment maker Invacare Corp. (NYSE: IVC) of Elyria has bolstered its board of directors with the addition of Diana S. Ferguson, the chief …

Cleveland

When political ideology shapes luxury buying

Conservative consumers are motivated to maintain their status, which in turn increases their desire for luxury goods and services<p>Fontainebleau …

Headphones

WNBA Champ Lisa Leslie Speaks at National Basketball Retired Players Association Summit

WNBA champion Lisa Leslie was recently a key panelist at the National Basketball Retired Players Association’s (NBRPA) Annual Legends Conference, at …

Players Association

3 questions all aspiring entrepreneurs should ask themselves

The idea of owning your own business sounds appealing to many. But it takes more than simply having a great idea or the desire to be your own boss. You also need the skills and drive to make it on your own.<p>Research has shown that a key component for entrepreneurial success is self-efficacy—the …

Entrepreneurship

Markets have taken trade conflicts in stride — for now

If President Donald Trump’s aggressive policy of picking trade fights with allies and adversaries alike is so bad, why are markets taking it in …

Economy

Revving the Ideas Engine

Written by<p>In their book Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy, Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake argue that the rising …

Innovation

The 10 Best US MBA Programs For Marketing

Marketing professionals are the gatekeepers to information that can make or break a company—namely, consumer insights and analytics.<p>With the rise of …

College & University

Social Media Marketing Is Failing Too Many Interior Designers

In a world where the rich are getting richer and many of those rich folks are freely investing in new homes and those they already live in, interior designers’ businesses should be booming. But sadly most are not. For established designers their client base is aging and they are having a hard time …

Social Media

j2 Cloud Services Adds Timothy Smith as Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Backup Business Unit

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<p>j2 Cloud Services, Inc., a division of j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM), is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy Smith …

Los Angeles

Kylie Jenner has fuelled the myth of early success – but the odds are stacked against the young | Arwa Mahdawi

Insecure jobs, low wages​​ and unaffordable housing mean​ it is increasingly difficult for your hard work to pay off<p>As the world edges ever closer to apocalypse, it is important to take time out from the unrelenting hellscape that is the news to celebrate the occasional feelgood story. So, please …

Kylie Jenner

Beekman hired as MSU's new athletic director

Board members voiced their support and congratulations for Beekman, a 20-year employee who in recent years has acted as secretary to the board.

College Sports

Culture Matters: How Leadership Enables Toxicity And Makes Way for Mediocrity

We’ve all been there: We’ve either worked with, worked for or seen toxic employees in action. If you’ve ever found yourself looking for a hazmat suit to wear before meeting or interacting with toxic coworkers, you are not alone. Complaining about and avoiding these types of colleagues may seem like …

Employee Engagement

Whistleblower earns $30 million, but does money really make tipsters come forward?

Crime doesn’t pay — unless you’re a whistleblower.<p>An unidentified person who told regulators about illegal activity at a financial institution will …

Business

How Illinois universities are getting more students interested in STEM careers

States around the U.S. face a pressing challenge: where to find the talent to fill 500,000 new STEM jobs in the next decade.<p>In Illinois, the tech community is looking to the universities to develop new ways of introducing students to STEM careers. Illinois is the second largest producer of computer …

Business

‘Build-A-Bear’ stuffs ‘Pay Your Age’ sale after long sweaty lines, long waits and chaos

Maxine Clark, the founder of the wildly popular “Build-A-Bear” experience, was once asked the secret of the company’s success. “We don’t sell products,” she responded. “We sell smiles.”<p>On Thursday, smiles faded at the company’s stores across the U.S., Canada and Britain after a big Build-A-Bear …

Build-A-Bear Workshop

The Cannabis Branding Battle Ahead

It’s the cannabinoid calm before the storm.<p>Cannabis industry observers feel we’re on the threshold of what could be a branding battle.<p>“There will eventually be a power struggle between retail brands, product brands and device brands,” says Tim Calkins, clinical professor of marketing at Kellogg …

Cannabis

Friday briefing: Former Cambridge Analytica chiefs set up 'ethical' data analysis firm

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, a new political data firm involving Cambridge Analytica staff is targeting Africa and the Middle East, Uber is …

Cambridge Analytica

Decoding Chris Baggott

“I castrate pigs.” Chris Baggott—bespectacled, a bit bookish, and bearing none of the sartorial qualities one would associate with a multimillionaire …

Indianapolis

Reliance pitched board member Mashelkar as Jio’s Chancellor

Mashelkar and Jain are members of the board at Reliance Industries.<p>Written by | New Delhi |<p>Hima Das: From Assam’s rice fields to becoming India's …

India News

Kathleen Hagerty named interim dean of Kellogg

Kellogg Prof. Kathleen Hagerty has been named the interim dean of the Kellogg School of Management, the University announced in a Thursday news …

Kellogg

Build-A-Bear Workshop Offers Vouchers for "Pay Your Age" Promotion

Build-a-Bear Workshop has been a staple of childhoods everywhere for generations, but it looks like their latest promotion has caused quite a …

Build-A-Bear Workshop

'It's akin to us cancelling scheduled ice fishing trips during July and August:' Trump is claiming a win after drugmakers committed not to increase prices for the rest of the year but it could have little impact on patients

President Donald Trump is on a crusade to lower prescription drug prices.<p>In May, the Trump administration laid out a 44-page drug-pricing blueprint, calling out middlemen in the pharmaceutical industry and "freeloading" by other countries that pay less than the US for prescription drugs.<p>That came …

Pharma

Build-A-Bear offers customers vouchers after shutting down lines for 'Pay Your Age Day' promotion

Katie Nanak used Build-A-Bear Workshop’s “Pay Your Age Day” promotion as a bribe all week, encouraging daughter Claire, 5, and son Teddy, 3, to go to bed on their own to earn their bear.<p>When the day of the sale arrived Thursday, the Logan Square family headed to the Build-A-Bear store at Oakbrook …

Business

Getting Started with Architectural Abstracts

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> We welcome Michael Muraz, an international award-winning architecture photographer, bringing technical precision and creative passion …

Landscape Photography

‘Father of modern marketing’ Philip Kotler on avoiding brand decay and preparing for disruption

Illustration: Peter StrainPhilip Kotler is widely acknowledged as the father of modern marketing and with 57 books to his name it’s not hard to …

Advertising (UK)

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

In 1905, Albert Einstein was on a roll. Between March and June of that year—which scientists refer to as his annus mirabilis, or “miracle year”—the …

Northwestern University

Can Ad-Skipping Be Good for Advertisers?

TV sponsors will soon know when you click away, and that’s valuable information.<p>When companies buy ad time on a TV show, the price they pay depends …

Business

Creative 'Hot Streaks' Are No Coincidence, But They Come With Caveats

"For whatever reason, what you produce is substantially better.'<p>Great artists sometimes seem to succeed in bursts, but the haters will chalk that up …

Science

Chetan Mahajan - Founder of Himalayan Writing Retreat

Worry less about conventional wisdom, and follow your heart. I left the traditional path to pursue my passions only at 44. I wish I hadn’t taken so …

Writing