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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?
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Avoid the Summer Slump: 4 Ways to Advance Your Career This Summer

It can be tempting to turn on the mental cruise control during the summer months. However, writes guest blogger Laura King, it’s up to you to decide to actively work to advance your career. Use this summer wisely, but don’t forget to enjoy the nice weather! (Networking is always better on a patio.)
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Alumna Represents U.S. at G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit

Solome Tibebu '12 has been selected to represent Minnesota among 700 global leaders and young entrepreneurs at the G20 Young Entrepreneur’s Alliance Summit in Sydney, Australia. Summit participants agreed to push for action in eight areas to create growth small and medium enterprises and reduce youth unemployment.
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All-Star Game – An Economic Home Run for Minneapolis?

With all of the activity going on around the Twin Cities for the last few days surrounding the 2014 All-Star Game we reached out to some of our faculty experts to comment on the economic impact of major (sporting) events like this.
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Two eyes, one perspective

Consider the complexity of shedding one’s natural perspective and attempting to wriggle that perspective into the mindset of another person, consistently.