Commentary

Michael Porter

Fake Palms, Parrotheads and Ribbons

Just for fun, I put on my Parrothead gear and went out to the Mall of America (MOA) for the official ribbon cutting of the newest Margaritaville Cafe. Getting there early gave me a chance to observe the organiz...
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The Challenge of Managing Global Risk

Kristine Raffel, group head of risk for Copenhagen Airports, will speak at the 2016 Fall Global Risk Summit on October 7.Climate change, the Zika virus, refugees, the global banking system, terrorism - all...
March Through the Arches

Depth of Field: Welcome Week

St. Thomas kicked off a new academic year with a Welcome Days program that included educational and entertaining programs for first-year students during their first few days on campus.
Christopher Michaelson

Christopher Michaelson Featured on Huffington Post

To mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11, Christopher Michaelson, associate professor of ethics and business law, and Jennifer Tosti-Kharas, assistant professor of organizational behavior at Babson College, wrote "...
Move-In Day

Depth of Field: A Few of Their Favorite Things

There are 1,217 freshmen living on campus this year and on Sept. 2 most of them moved in. St. Thomas staff photographer Mark Brown asked a small sample of these students about the most important thing they brought with them.
David Deeds

Outside Consultant Features David Deeds

On Sunday, August 21, David Deeds, professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Deeds' advice for ...
Michael Porter

The Intersection of Policy and Communication

With a little reflection, anyone who pays attention to the national news can recall a situation in which the federal, state or municipal government enacted a law that seemed unenforceable, ridiculous, unconstit...
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Five Vital Tactics for Global Business Success

I had just graduated from the University of St. Thomas and was a couple of weeks into my first job as an internal auditor for International Multifoods when, during a status update meeting, our director of inter...
Jonathan Seltzer

Outside Consultant Features Jonathan Seltzer

On Sunday, August 14, Jonathan Seltzer, professor of marketing at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Seltzer's advice for...
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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...
Kevin Henderson

Outside Consultant Features Kevin Henderson

On Sunday, July 31, Kevin Henderson, associate professor of management at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Henderson's ...
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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...
Jack Militello

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...