First-year student Rohan Rajiv is blogging once a week about important lessons he is learning at Kellogg. Read more of his posts here.
In our pre-term class on Leadership in Organizations, we spent a few hours on personal and organizational decision making. A recommended tactic was to assign a team member to play “devil’s advocate” on all important decisions. This move is designed to eliminate confirmation bias and “yes-and-yes” decisions.
So, what are “yes-and-yes” decisions?
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Songhua Hu ’10, left, and Richard Lim ’10 hope Bloominous can capitalize on the DIY trend while cutting costs for couples getting married. (Photo provided by Richard Lim)
While serving as the General Manager for one of the world’s largest floral wire-service companies, Richard Lim ’10 developed close relationships — friendships, even — with his flower distributors. So when one of those distributors found out that Lim was engaged, he offered to supply all of the wedding flowers for free.
Lim excitedly shared the news with his fiancée. “But then we said, ‘Wait a minute,’” he recalls. “What are we going to do with all of these flowers? How are we going to arrange them? What type of flower should we use?’” Overwhelmed by the process, Lim turned down the offer, instead hiring a florist for $2,500 to create all of the centerpieces and bouquets for him.
Costs aside, that decision served Lim well: It inspired him to co-found a company that supplies the tools and materials to create do-it-yourself floral arrangements for weddings or other events.
Read more about how Hu and Lim created Bloominous
Are you still looking to experience what it would be like pursuing your MBA at Kellogg? If so, you might want to consider attending our upcoming Diversity Weekend.
Diversity Weekend is an annual preview event for prospective students hosted by the Kellogg Admissions Team, the Africa Business Club, Black Management Association and Hispanic Management Association.
This year’s event is scheduled for Nov. 7-9.
Learn more about Diversity Weekend
It’s official: the leaves have changed and fall is here. For first-year students at Kellogg, that means the recruiting season has begun. On the evening of October 15, 130 first-year Kellogg women got the chance to kick off the season in style at “Careers Uncorked,” an exclusive event hosted by Kellogg’s Women’s Business Association (WBA).
“Careers Uncorked” brought representatives from 25 premier companies to campus, giving first-year Kellogg women the opportunity to start networking in a unique and informal setting.
Learn more about the Women’s Business Association’s event
Shriansh Shrivastava is a first-year student in Kellogg’s Full-Time MMM Program. In this Q&A, he talks about his background, why he chose Kellogg and what he loves about the MMM Program.
WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE COMING TO KELLOGG?
I grew up in India, spent 10 years in the United Kingdom, where I did undergrad, then an awesome job working with unreleased cellphones, and then I worked on a mental health suicide prevention project – using smartphones, of course. I finally spent a year in Canada working for an ATM software company.
As the global dynamics of sports business continue to change, Kellogg has emerged as a leading business school in terms of strategic thinking and marketing in this field. The Sports Business Club (SBC) and Sports Business Conference are the two primary passageways for the industry at our school.
As Chair of the Sports Business Conference and Vice President of Careers for the SBC, it is important for me (and the rest of our great second year leadership) to develop a coherent and consistent plan for all of our future leaders. Combining the resources of faculty, classmates, administration, and leaders from other schools at Northwestern, has been a critical mission for the club and the Sports Business Conference. If we want Kellogg and Northwestern alumni to become leaders in sports business, it is vital we all work together.
Learn more the Sports Business Club’s recent career panel