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#SVtommies – Design Think Process

The first two days of our journey through Silicon Valley gave us a fresh outlook on the contemporary methods of business functionality and prepared us well for day three of our excursion.
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Designing a Different Way of Thinking

A group of 10 St. Thomas entrepreneurship students, sophomores to seniors, are in the midst of a two-week cultural immersion in the Silicon Valley. Students in this first-ever “Study Abroad” J-term course are studying how products and services are brought to market in the global technology hub, learning a different way of thinking.
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#SVtommies at Plantronics

Day two of our adventure in Silicon Valley began with great anticipation. We hit the road for a two-hour journey to Plantronics, a Santa Cruz-based headset company known for superior sound, style and comfort.
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#SVtommies at Mainsail Partners

After hearing about various valuation methods Mainsail uses the students studying in Silicon Valley had some intense Q&A touching on everything from ideal sustainable advantages to supreme bootstrapping techniques.
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Short Answers to Five Questions about Succession

Among listings of a family business’s primary goals is often a successful transition of ownership to future generations, as 88% of family business owners believe the same family or families will control their business in five years. Unfortunately, they’re most often wrong.
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New in 2015: Public Benefit Corporations

As of January 1 Minnesota joins about two dozen other states that offer a specific statutory option for the organization of for-profit but socially minded businesses. For some explanation, we reached out to Daryl Koehn, a professor of Ethics and Business Law.
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And the Bully Wins!

It is the perception of potential to harm, not actual ability to harm that bullies have depended on for millennia, writes Mike Porter. Today the channel to communicate that threat has magnified from a shaking fist on the playground to a worldwide web of chatter.
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Plan, Execute, Win in 2015

If we don’t plan, we have no shot at winning in the year ahead, says guest blogger Patrick J. Stroh '03 M.B.A. And if we don’t execute against that plan in 2015, we will certainly fail.
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Edusling Advances to Hult Prize Regional Finals

Earlier this month 10 teams competed in the inaugural Hult Prize at St. Thomas competition, for the chance to automatically advance to the Regional Finals in one of six cities around the world.
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Those Black Friday Numbers

Are black Friday spending reports wrong? Professor Emeritus Lorman Lundsten says that's not the question we should be asking.
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The Evolution of HR

Guest blogger Chris Dardis dives into why the HR function is ready for an overhaul.
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Networking IS for the Holidays

Does networking take a ‘holiday’ this time of year? Should you wait until the New Year to start your search or continue the networking that you’ve been engaged in up to this point?
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2015 IT Salary Guide

As the demand for IT professionals increases, it is especially important for these employees to know what their expertise is worth.
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What Is Your Corporate Culture?

At St. Thomas, the clearest evidence of our culture is our mission statement: to educate students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.
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That Time Again

It’s that window of certainty between Halloween and Thanksgiving when corporate human resource people face an annual anxiety – getting employees to complete their annual benefits enrollment on time.
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The Entrepreneurial Spark All Organizations Need

Graduate Business Career Services hosted their Corporate Partner Reception last month, and recognized their champions, each of whom are a part of helping the Opus College of Business in developing global business leaders.