Commentary

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A New Way to Play the Game

When Matt Ames ’07, Colin Mihm ’11 and Stuart Lombardo ’13 first discovered bubble soccer – a game that was already popular in Australia – the three entrepreneurs and lifelong friends did some quick research an...
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It’s All About Who You Know (or Knew)

Not one to be left out of mainstream pop culture, I got a quick tutorial on Pokémon GO from my niece and set out to download the app for myself for a test drive. It seemed like a pretty cool way to leverage Goo...
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Outside Consultant Features Jack Militello

On Sunday, July 3, Jack Militello, professor of management at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Militello's tips for rec...
Christopher Michaelson

Christopher Michaelson Selected as “Top Mind”

Christopher Michaelson, associate professor of ethics and business law, was one of 12 professionals profiled in Compliance Week’s inaugural Top Minds issue, a special publication highlighting the most influenti...
Michael Porter

Outside Consultant Features Michael Porter

On Sunday, June 26, Michael Porter, director of the Master’s in Health Care Communication program at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant...
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Farmhouse Market Offers Fresh Food 24/7

When their local, organic creamery, Cedar Summit Farms, closed in early 2015, Kendra Rasmusson ’12 M.B.C. and her husband, Paul, took action. They saw a need for organic food not only in their community of New ...
Mark Addicks

The Case for Learning How to Think

When it comes to teaching Executive MBA students how to strategize, Mark Addicks, adjunct professor and chair of Marketing Innovation, believes in the power of the case study. In the Critical Strategic Thinking...
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Ethics or Character: Which Determines Your Success?

In a recent poll, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal asked the question, “What’s the relationship between ethics and success at work?”Chris Dardis of VersiqueThe survey found that 74 percent of ...
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Hacking Social Change

Puppy parties. Matchmaking apps. Game shows.These are just a few of the creative ideas generated by leaders from more than 40 nonprofit organizations and social enterprises at the Schulze School of Entrepre...
Mark Spriggs

Outside Consultant Features Mark Spriggs

On Sunday, May 15, Mark Spriggs, associate professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Spriggs' a...
Alec Johnson

Alec Johnson Awarded Julie Hays Teaching Award

On Friday, May 13, Alec Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of entrepreneurship, was awarded the Julie Hays Teaching Award. The award, given each year in honor of Dr. Julie Hays, recognizes a faculty member who...
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Full-time Flex MBA Students Win Awards at IBECC

A team of students from the Full-time Flex MBA program won three awards at the International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC) held April 20-22 in Cambridge, MA.IBECC consists of three separate compe...
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Why Is Target Doing Cartwheels?

Building a $3 billion dollar business with 23 million users and $500 million in savings for customers is no easy feat. Yet, Sarah Peterson-Post and a small team at Target did just that with Cartwheel, Target's ...
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Humans of St. Thomas: Talia Nadir

Talia Nadir, one of St. Thomas' research and instruction librarians, discusses what it was like growing up in Israel, how a global awareness and love of traveling influences raising three teenage sons, and why people need to stop assuming that librarians just organize and shelf books.
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The Health Care Continuum

Health care is rapidly evolving and changing for the better. In Minnesota, more people have access to care, there are increasing care delivery options such as telemedicine and retail health, a strong focus on w...
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The Rules of Engagement

Some of the biggest questions global corporations operating in emerging markets need to confront concern ethics. Doing business in or with developing countries often challenges executives’ and managers’ busines...
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Diving Into Data

This spring, I participated in Marketing Data Analysis: Design, Dissect, Decide through Executive Education. The program, which includes 20 hours of instruction presented over four days, is a deep dive into dig...