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Go ahead, kick me…and please retweet

Ten years ago I attended a meeting organized by Dennis Todora as he attempted to bring together a “dream team” to start a software company.  He and I became partners with a handful of others and had a...
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Life Beyond the Midwest

As a non-native Minnesotan one thing that strikes me is how loyal Minnesotans are to this land of 10,000+ lakes. However, having grown up and spent most of my adult life on the west coast, I find this geographic devotion unusual.
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Corporate Responsibility: Going “Beyond Stakeholder Approaches”

Last month, CEBC conducted its fifth session in the series Beyond Compliance: Conversations about Strategies and Practices for Sustaining Ethical Cultures, focused on the role that balancing the interests of stakeholders plays in shaping and sustaining ethical cultures. Member company representatives from a range of disciplines participated.
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UST’s Integrated Approach to Undergraduate Business Education

The recent Wall Street Journal article on shortcoming in undergraduate business majors reflects that medium’s bias in favor of so-called “brand name” schools at the expense of the many outstanding colleges and universities that take the role of business leadership far more seriously.
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2012 Multicultural Forum Wrap-up

The 24th annual Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity, A Time for Innovation, was held last month at the Minneapolis Convention Center. More than 900 participants joined by over 750 exhibitors and...
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How to Make “Social Citations”

While we have systems in place for literary citation, image attribution, and scientific reference, we don't yet have a system that codifies the attribution of discovery in curation as a currency of the information economy, a system that treats discovery as the creative labor that it is.
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Corporate Responsibility: A View from an NGO, Business and Academia

Following four years of research from prominent academics from around the country, the center is nearing the publication of a landmark book, Corporate Responsibility – An American Experience, that speaks directly to the question of “to whom and for what is the modern corporation responsible?”
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2012 Diversity Awards Winners Announced

Four champions of workplace diversity were honored during the 24th annual Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity, the nation’s leading conference on diversity and inclusion,  March 22 at the...
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Faith and Work: Vocation of the Business Leader

This post comes from UST's John A. Ryan Institute, which explores the relationship between the Catholic social tradition and business theory and practice by fostering a deeper integration of faith and...
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Master's Connection Discussion asks "Why?"

An informative and engaging Master's Connection on “What Is Your Why?” presented by Jeffry Brown and Dan Wallace from Catalytic Innovation saw more than 80 MBA students and alumni in attendance last...
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Celebrity Endorsements: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Super Bowl XLVI featured several celebrity endorsers, including Clint Eastwood, writes Susie Eckstein. Companies spend a significant amount of money on these promotions. Why are they willing to take the risk of aligning with a celebrity?
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Student Profile: Emily Pearl

Emily Pearl grew up in Vadnais Heights, Minn., the youngest of four children. She remembers a particular childhood game she and her siblings would play which was called “Bigger or Better.” This game...
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Student Profile: Emily Pearl

Emily Pearl grew up in Vadnais Heights, Minn., the youngest of four children. She remembers a particular childhood game she and her siblings would play which was called “Bigger or Better.” This game...