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The Blame Game

Do we live in a culture of blame? Some writers at The Economist magazine think so. In fact, a 2008 column in the magazine went so far as to claim that Western cultures have become “dominated and warped by blame.” When it came to assigning responsibility, The Economist called out news media directly for their role in promoting blame.
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New Tool, Visual.ly Creates Infographics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCmO8YKzv9U&hd=1 From Co.Design: "Before PowerPoint, you had to go find a designer to create a custom presentation," says Stew Langille. "Even though everyone hates...
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Which Comes First, the Culture or the Brand?

In the consumer marketplace, there are any number of truly iconic brands. But when you put aside brands like Coke and Walmart that are ubiquitous mostly because of their heritage or size, some of the most...
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Use Simple Language to Make Your Message Spread

A plethora of academics use baroque vernacular to articulate significance. Huh?  Let’s try that again.  A large number of students use big words to try to sound important.  Does it work?  Not really,...
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MBA Alumna Making Waves – Literally

This post is by Jeff Kaczrowski, Assistant Director, Graduate Business Alumni Larissa Rodriguez, MBA ’11, created a personal incentive for completing the Evening UST MBA in the spring of 2011—a trip of a...
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Ethics is More than Compliance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyxMzbODSWc When asked, at the February 9 Intersections in Ethics event, if she was the conscience of Best Buy, Kathleen Edmond, the company’s chief ethics officer, smiled and...
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UST MBA Profile: Jeff Turrittin

As a child, Jeff Turrittin watched his mother pour over the business section of the newspaper, calculating rates of return and predicting growth on various stocks. As a 10-year-old, he was “so enthralled” by what his mother had taught him that he requested—and recieved—stock for Christmas.
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Join us Tonight for Networking with the MNAMA

Networking—is certainly a buzzword in the business world, but in a tough economy it’s more important than ever. A recent survey of HR executives ranked networking as the most effective way to land a new...
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John Abraham Takes a Stand

The feature story in the winter edition of the St. Thomas Magazine highlighted for me one more example of why I am proud to be a part of the University of St. Thomas community. Assistant professor of...
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Marketing in Twins Territory (with @MNAMA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvfhmabHRv8 Single game tickets for the Minnesota Twins went on sale this past weekend, and it looks like the Twins are on track to break the 3-million attendance level this...
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Please step to the next window

There’s an adage that a happy customer will tell one person and an unhappy customer will tell… anywhere from four to 10, depending on who uses the adage. In the 21st century, this truism becomes even more...
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Chocolate, Responsibility and Ethics

By David Rodbourne, vice president of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures A post-Valentine’s Day presentation convinced 190+ business professionals and students there is more to chocolate than...
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Are you the Smartest Guy in the Office?

Think it pays to be the smartest person in the office?  Think again, says JobTrack.com. Author Joan Lloyd discusses the dismay/confusion a consistent over-achiever felt when passed up for a team leadership...