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"What I wish I'd known"–advice from MBA grads

As they say, hindsight is always 20/20. So as our MBA students prepare to start classes just three short weeks from now, I thought that they (and anyone else considering pursuing an MBA in the future) could...
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BizTube: Know Your Consumer

All I Needed to Know about Business I Learned from YouTube You’re a new parent. You want the best for your child. So you do an internet search for the top baby toys of 2010-2011. You jump on Amazon and...
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The power of one – what Droid could have become

This post is by Evening UST MBA student Vitaly Demin, a strategy consultant at Eames Management Group. Earlier this year I posted an article about how phone manufacturers were losing their brand power by...
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Happy 20th anniversary to the World Wide Web

For business professionals, information technology has become so ubiquitous that we take it for granted.  It's hard to imagine getting through the day without using e-mail, browsing websites, making online...
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The $37,000 haiku tweet

Application tweet Showed his creativity Earned a scholarship   There are many parts to an MBA application, but one of the most time-consuming is writing the essay.  At UST (as at many universities), we...
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MBA Lesson #1: Time Management

As the Program Director for the Full-time UST MBA program, one of my key responsibilities during the summer is communicating with incoming students about how to prepare for their first semester.  While many...
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New Software Can Spot Fake Online Reviews

From the Marketplace Tech Report blog: Online consumer reviews are everywhere. But how do you know if the review you’re reading is real? Was it written by an unbiased, unpaid consumer? How can you be sure it...
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Agency Marketing: An Interactive Perspective

Craig Pladson, M.B.A. '10., Director of Interactive Strategy at Colle+McVoy has a great take on agency marketing initiatives over on his blog. Agencies are so obsessed with making the most out of the brands...
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High Performance Health Care: Generating Good Ideas

This entry by Daniel McLaughlin is cross posted from High Performance Health Care. Health care is reinventing itself as the playing field begins to stabilize. Although there still seems to be occasional...
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Moving in to the new House of Talents

Many Full-time UST MBA students list owning their own business as a goal when they begin the program. Many more take entrepreneurship classes; after all, they are valuable whether you go to work for a start...
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Ask the Real Estate Expert!

This post is being cross posted from Real Estate Matters, another UST Business blog. Do you have questions about the Twin Cities commercial real estate market, valuation of commercial property, real estate...
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A Liter of Light in Manila

I'll be heading overseas later this year to attend the World MBA Tour fair in Manila. So I've begun paying closer attention to news from there. Here's an interesting development there from an...
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Jargon Genesis: Pushing the Envelope

I was recently reading an article and learned the story of the phrase "Pushing the Envelope." I know we've covered that here on the blog before but I thought it would be worthwhile to repost that tale...
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Summers Off?

Many people ask me if I have my summers off. I think because I work in education, they imagine that I enjoy summers at the lake, sending my daughter to tennis camp and walking my dog to Minnehaha Falls to...
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China adds 15 companies to the Fortune Global 500

I'm in Asia this week, representing the UST MBA at The MBA Tour Roundtable workshops, events that enable MBA admissions representatives to meet with small groups of 6 to 10 prospective students.  Unlike a...
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Space Shuttle Ends: Minnesota Connections

Last Friday, Atlantis and four astronauts rocketed into orbit on NASA's last space shuttle voyage, marking the end of an era. Over three decades, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour flew...