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Why You Should Job-Hunt During the Holidays

You have a better chance of getting an answer around Christmas time as business activity is slow at this time of year, and it gives managers some time to devote to personal activities like recruiting.
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The Art of the Hand-Written Thank You Note

A recent article written by Prof. Laura French in the Star Tribune Lifestyle section provides a great perspective from current UST MBA student, Annelise Larson on how the thank-you note has evolved.
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‘Tis Better to Give than to Give Back

Last year in the United States, total charitable giving of more than 2% of GDP was redistributed from wealthy corporations and the well-to-do to comparatively needy organizations and the poor whose activities do not earn them enough in the free market.
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The View from Dubai

I am on the road this week, recruiting students for the Full-time UST MBA program in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
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One Mark of the Opus College of Business' ROI

This fall marks the start of my fifth year as a part of the St. Thomas community. I can honestly say that of all of the projects and programs I’ve been a part of during my tenure, the Promises Kept Tour has b...
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It gets easier: a pep talk for new MBAs

One of the things I wish I would have been told is that the MBA process also becomes more enjoyable, not only because I am advancing my business acumen, but also because I have made friends in the program and am able to focus my studies on things I really enjoy.
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Ethics and the Economy

An important consideration for all of us in business is “what happens to ethics when the economy goes ‘south’?” The answer may not be simple.
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Where theory and practice meet…on marketing

More than 200 UST students, alumni, and friends of the university gathered for the inaugural UST Intersections speaker series November 10. The event featured General Mills Chief Marketing Officer Mark Addicks and Opus College of Business Dean Christopher Puto.
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Can I get that to go?

In his book The Art of the Start, Guy Kawasaki would call this move by a burger chain “flowing with the go.” If the market gives you lemons, and you make lemonade, which they in turn use as battery acid, you are now in the battery acid business.
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Five(+) Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

With the experience of creating two distinct product lines and eventually selling these brands to S.C. Johnson, Monica Nassif, founder of Caldrea and Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day shared her steps to starting a successful business at a recent UST Master’s Pub event.
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“Fall Back” and Fall Asleep

Being productive at work requires people to be positive, well-rested employees. Let’s look at some practical ways to ease into another season and hopefully get some sleep.
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The Business of Trust: Better Business Bureau

Q & A with Dana Badgerow Interview conducted and edited by Lisa Guyott in the Fall 2011 Edition of B. Magazine.From a vigilance committee to secret shoppers, the president and CEO of the Better Business ...
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Downs: Americans Must be More Realistic for Economic Recovery

At the 2011 Minnesota Real Estate Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the University of St. Thomas presented Tony Downs with a Certificate of Professional Distinction. Downs presented the audience with an assortment of colorful jokes and a foreboding economic forecast.
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Finding the Fit

One of my favorite parts of my job is reading the essays submitted, where these reasons and explanations are addressed. Each person’s path is unique and interesting, and seeing into this window of sorts is a privilege.