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My Name is Not Jon

“Among chief executives of S&P 1500 firms, for each woman, there are four men named John, Robert, William or James.” Lisa Guyott wonders, what accounts for this?
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The Scroll: Humans of St. Thomas and Nyasia Arradondo

Earlier this month, readers met St. Thomas junior Nick Jordan in a Humans of St. Thomas Scroll, and also learned about his friend and classmate Nyasia Arradondo. She is so interesting that Scroll correspondents Carol Bruess and Meredith Heneghan felt compelled to write a separate Scroll about her.
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Making a Flap With the Media

Even well-seasoned spokespeople have a tendency to approach interviews like startled geese, writes Dr. Michael C. Porter, APR.
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Conversations from 40 Under 40

The Opus College of Business was proud to sponsor the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's 2015 40 Under 40. These are high-achievers who have launched companies and rebuilt them; they lead our cities; they've shaped and saved lives.
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The Barriers and Burdens to Hiring Foreign Nationals

International students will face challenges when it comes to finding permanent employment in the U.S. And employers are hesitant to pursue foreign national students for internships and full time positions. The uncertainties can be overwhelming.
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One Big Idea: Meaning is the New Currency

Now more than ever organizations are committed to offering their employees something more than a place to put in the time and collect a paycheck. Anytime Fitness is no different, explained Chuck Runyon, Anytime's Co-founder and CEO at our recent Master's Pub.
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The Scroll and Humans of St. Thomas: ‘NJ’ (aka Nick Jordan Meyerson)

Carol Bruess went fishing for her next Humans of St. Thomas feature and found NJ, a “crazy-cool” student and budding songwriter who “spreads kindness and love with intention.” She also provides the first-ever music link in the Scroll featuring the debut of NJ’s catchy, soulful single “Old School.”
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Power Lunch: the Sales vs. Marketing Showdown

Sales and marketing: this inter-functional relationship is problematic and fraught with misunderstanding, distrust, and conflict. "No matter where you are at in dealing with this issue, it is important to note that there is a solution to this problem," says Professor Avinash Malshe.
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Taking the Plunge in Support of Special Olympics

"Our ethical lives can’t just be molded in our classrooms or through gaining the knowledge of what not to do. An ethical individual – an ethical business person – is crafted through attentive and active charity."
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Depth of Field Icons: Rosa Parks

On a frigid afternoon in February 1986, civil rights activist Rosa Parks visited St. Thomas, sharing a hopeful message of peace and equality.
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A Young Leader Emerges

While there has yet to be a single definition that encompasses the totality of leadership, we do know that the majority of leaders share certain characteristics. Leaders are responsible for effectiveness. Leaders must be charismatic. Leaders are obligated to provide and maintain momentum. Leaders must offer perspective and be key in developing, expressing and defending values.
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One answer? Not likely.

What’s the value of an MBA in today’s economy? This is similar to asking “How much is a car?”
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The Scroll: Arriving

Junior Meredith Heneghan traveled to “a place of pure magic,” a permaculture farm in southern California, for a January Term VISION trip. She found, as she describes today in The Scroll, that she needed to experience “arriving” before she could handle more manual tasks.
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Preparing for the Future of Work

What does it take to be a successful business school today? Stefanie Lenway, dean of the Opus College of Business, recently attended the AACSB International Deans Conference, attended by deans of business...
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Depth of Field: WineHaven

Photographer Mike Ekern explored WineHaven, a Chisago City winery and vineyard run by Kyle Peterson.
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What do you get for $4.5 million?

This year, Super Bowl advertisers paid $4.5 million per ad. This seems steep compared to what they could do elsewhere for the same ad spend. However, according to a recent Forbes article, the cost is worth an...