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How Enterprising of You!

"Successful entrepreneurship requires commitment, work, passion and, most importantly, an understanding of the mechanics of ushering the idea to practical and profitable delivery," writes Dr. Michael C. Porter, APR.
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Risk Management as an Economic Development Tool

There are a number of conceptual and practical barriers that have heretofore limited the exploration and application of risk management tools—including insurance—in developing countries writes professor Peter Young. UST's Risk Leadership Initiative seeks to better understand and deliver solutions.
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A funny thing happened on the way to authenticity

Can an organization’s leadership be inauthentic by presenting an image they believe to be true, but isn’t, wonders Michael C. Porter? Right now, the voice in your head may be asking what that even means.
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Career Link: 5 Ways to Become Irreplaceable at Work

There are a few different schools of thought on how to make yourself irreplaceable at work writes guest blogger Steve Yakesh. While some people feel the best way to stand out is to take a cutthroat approach, many people in the new collaborative workplace mindset, believe there’s a better way, and I would agree.
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Dean Lenway: innovation and a “second machine age”

In a second machine age, digital computational power will augment human cognition going forward, just as steam power augmented human strength after the industrial revolution – the first machine age. What does this mean to innovation, to business models and to the academy, asks Dean Lenway.
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The Landscape of Family Business

The Landscape of Family Business map reveals the breadth of challenges family business owners must navigate in the short-term, while at the same time preparing for the long-term in order to establish a family business that endures for generations.
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Fowler Business Challenge is for all Tommies

The Fowler Business Concept Challenge is an entrepreneurial competition, but "it’s not just for students who study entrepreneurship. Many of the competition’s best ideas come from students across campus, who see a better way of doing something in their field of study,” says David Deeds.
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Student Time Capsule: The First Day

We're keeping a modern time capsule by asking graduate business students to share their experience now—and periodically throughout the program. Today's topic: the first day of school.
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Protecting Pa5$w0rds and Personal Information

Russian hackers. Retail data breaches. Heartbleed. When Internet security breaches occur, many consumers don’t so much as bat an eyelid. This begs the question: in the world of big data, what would make someone change their passwords?
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Dean Lenway on differentiators for the Opus College of Business brand

Shortly before beginning her new job on Aug. 1, Dean Lenway spoke with Twin Cities Business about how she intends to lead the St. Thomas business college and connect with the Twin Cities business community. Former Dean Christopher Puto, in a separate interview, talked with TCB about the condition of the Opus College, including the philosophy behind revamping the MBA program.
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Success measured in verbs?

Consider and establish measurable goals before writing a plan suggests MBC program director Mike Porter - not the other way around.
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A Short Guide to Critical Thinking

Whether currently in the classroom or a seasoned alumnus, most of us could improve our critical thinking skills. Here are the eight most effective ways to do just that.
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“Corporate Responsibility” named best book by Academy of Management

A landmark exploration of how ideas and practices evolved over 200 years in American business in response to the questions — “to whom, for what and how is the modern corporation responsible” was named “best book” from the Social Issues in Management division of the Academy of Management.
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Creative Solutions to Tackle Youth Unemployment

"I was amazed to see what the power of bringing together young entrepreneurs—those who are in the trenches—could do to come up with the most of course creative solutions to tackle youth unemployment," said Solome Tibebu ’12.
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Is it Leadership or Management?

Although the skill sets associated with these roles can seem quite similar, leadership and management tactics have different foundations, and recognizing ways to improve in these respective areas can help advance a company and a career.
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Take Note: Lessons from the Target Breach

As Target begins to emerge from crisis mode, yesterday the company named its new CEO. A recent graduate of UST’s Master of Business Communication (MBC) program working at Target shares her key takeaways from the retailer’s recent data breach.
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Foreclosure Crisis Fades in the Rearview

The housing market in the Twin Cities continues to try to make up for a slow start during the first half of the year, according to research from the Opus College of Business' Shenehon Center for Real Estate. But what's next?