One short week remains of the Christmas shopping season (or one day if you still need to find your final Hanukkah treat), and the Kellogg School of Management faculty have gracefully chipped in to help you finish your holiday shopping. So what would make the perfect gift for the accounting geek in your family? Or maybe the management nerd whose name you’ve drawn? Read on for those ideas and more.
Another suggestion is the new book Superfreakonomics, a sequel to the successful Freakonomics. An anonymous faculty member described the book as a “great read.”
For the more existential givers, Jan Eberly, professor of finance, suggests the gift of high productivity. “It’s the fastest way to balance the budget and pay off the national debt—without making decisions!” she said. Another faculty member suggested a nice companion for this gift: a stable financial system.
Katherine Phillips, associate professor of management and organizations, suggests the following pairing for management gurus—Getting to 50/50 by Sharon Meers and Joana Strober along with suited figurines of a man and a woman standing side by side.
Phillips also rounds out the faculty suggestions with a few of diversionary gifts. Top on her list are gift certificates to family friendly restaurants, stress balls, Nerf basketball hoops for office doors, and a cheap pair of binoculars for bird watching.
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