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Q&A: How the Schulze School is Moving Innovation Forward

Less than three weeks into his role as the associate dean of entrepreneurship in the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, Brian Abraham, Ph.D., sat down with Opus Magnum to talk about the state of entrepreneurship and how he sees the Schulze School moving innovation forward.
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A Tale of Two Concierge Desks

Establishing brand expectations represents a “must do” in order to get someone to try your product or service, but delivering on those expectations may be even more important.
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A Million Dollar Idea A $55 Idea

At the urging of one of his professors, Aaron Engler ’12 M.B.A., entered a restaurant ranking idea into the Fowler Business Concept Challenge. He won the graduate division competition in 2012.
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The Scroll: Fall is in the Air

Kim Rueb suggests fall activities in The Scroll: It's time to get outdoors and enjoy a football game, a visit to an apple orchard or a walk along the Mississippi River. You also should take a tour of haunted Cretin and Grace halls!
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3 Ways Your Personal Brand Will Lead To Career Success

We’re quick to roll our eyes at commercials that try too hard to be funny, or restaurants that don’t serve the “high quality” food they claim. Your personal brand is not much different, especially in the business world.
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MSRE student Q&A: Marty McCarthy

When most people think about real estate their first thoughts are often residential homes or new development in their community but often forget about public sector involvement like the work of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
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A Real Incarnate of a Horatio Alger Hero

With poverty comes fear, stress, and a shift of priorities. Poverty can shape who a person is and what a person can become. Recent graduate Vernon Rowland ’14 M.B.A. knows this firsthand, and is shaped by it. But he never allowed it to be an excuse.
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The Business of 3D Printing: The Basics

From the plastic on your iPad to dental modes, car parts to spaceship components, there are 3-D printed products everywhere says Larry Doerr ’01 M.B.A., COO and EVP of North America for Stratasys.
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Accounting: A Social Science

Accounting professor Lawrence Chui loved science as a child and swore he would never want to become an accountant or teacher.
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The (Counterintuitive) Rules of Innovation

Last week, professor Laura Dunham talked about the role of innovation in organization’s today, shared examples of innovation in action and outlined five rules that may not seem logical, but ultimately lead to great innovation at the first OCB Power Lunch.
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How Enterprising of You!

"Successful entrepreneurship requires commitment, work, passion and, most importantly, an understanding of the mechanics of ushering the idea to practical and profitable delivery," writes Dr. Michael C. Porter, APR.
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Risk Management as an Economic Development Tool

There are a number of conceptual and practical barriers that have heretofore limited the exploration and application of risk management tools—including insurance—in developing countries writes professor Peter Young. UST's Risk Leadership Initiative seeks to better understand and deliver solutions.
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A funny thing happened on the way to authenticity

Can an organization’s leadership be inauthentic by presenting an image they believe to be true, but isn’t, wonders Michael C. Porter? Right now, the voice in your head may be asking what that even means.
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Career Link: 5 Ways to Become Irreplaceable at Work

There are a few different schools of thought on how to make yourself irreplaceable at work writes guest blogger Steve Yakesh. While some people feel the best way to stand out is to take a cutthroat approach, many people in the new collaborative workplace mindset, believe there’s a better way, and I would agree.