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Jargon Genesis: Pushing the Envelope

This is perhaps the most surprising of the Jargon Genesis series so far. When I previously considered the phrase, “pushing the envelope,” I assumed its origin had something to do with seeing how much one...
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You're Paying for "Free" Parking

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syoH21GvBls via MinnPost and Minnesota 2020: Somewhere around 99 percent of auto trips in the United States - to shopping, work, church, recreation or whatever - make use of...
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Vuvuzela Buzz Dominates World Cup, Irritates Viewers

From Popeater (beware sound on this page): If you've caught any World Cup action since soccer's big dance kicked off Friday, you've heard the noise ... that interminable low drone emanating from the stadiums...
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Jargon Genesis: Swag

Quiz time. What’s the best part about going to a job fair? No, not the prospect of gainful employment. It’s the swag! I was once given a year’s supply of multi-vitamins from a pharmaceutical company at...
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Minneapolis: Host of the 2020 Summer Olympics?

Few Twin Cities residents are aware that Minnesota has bid to host the Summer Olympics five times.  It nearly succeeded in 1947, when Minneapolis-St. Paul finished runner-up to Helsinki to host the 1952...
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Servant Leadership and YouTube

Cross posted from UST's High Performance Health Care blog, by Daniel McLaughlin. The recent ICSI Colloquium on innovation and quality had an outstanding array of presentations.  Perhaps one of most...
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Mass mingling: are you connecting?

trendwatching.com notes: As predicted by digital gurus more than a decade ago, hundreds of millions of people are now living large parts of their lives online (and lovin’ it!). However, this has not turned...
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Jargon Genesis: “Vis-à-vis”

Ah, the French. How we love to borrow from their language! À la carte, à la mode, à propos, art déco, au gratin, au jus, au naturel, blonde, bon appétit, bon voyage, carte blanche, chic, crème brûlée...
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Bike Walk Week & Bike Sharing Launch

via City of Minneapolis Bicycle Program and Secrets of the City Bike Walk Week begins this Saturday, June 5th, and last through next Friday, June 11th. In addition, Bike Walk to Work Day will be Thursday,...
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Appraising the reappraisal of the MBA

It's good to question the value of expensive business school programs. But if you are looking for the best innovators in this field, look beyond the top-tier players. In today's Star Tribune Business Forum...
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Ethics and the Gulf oil disaster

MPR's Midmorning today had a great segment on business ethics: Corporations spend millions on assuring the public that they are helping the environment and/or acting as ethical citizens. But can a company...
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Jargon Genesis: “Think Outside the Box”

Remember all the magical worlds you created inside those enormous refrigerator boxes when you were a kid? And much of the world’s greatest creative expression happens within the rectangular confines of a...
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Thinking outside the (Mentos) box

Remember that fad a few years ago where you could drop Mentos in a bottle of Diet Coke and it would shoot up a geyser? Well, it's back. USA Today's On Deadline says "Mentos mixed with Coke Zero offers new...
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Importing Opportunity

Kate Herzog '09 M.B.A. builds a 'House of Talents' to help alleviate poverty in Ghana
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Preparing for the GMAT: How long should you study?

One of the questions our admissions team hears frequently from applicants is “How long should I study for the GMAT?”  While there is no official consensus, we generally recommend that applicants start...
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Dr. Jay Ebben Wins 2010 Hays Award

The Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas has announced that Dr. Jay Ebben is the first winner of the newly instituted Julie Hays Teaching Award. Dr. Ebben, who has taught at St. Thomas...
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UST MBA Team Wins ACG Cup

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) has announced the winning teams of the 2010 ACG Cup. This year’s competition included a record 1,200 MBA students from 115 business schools.