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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.
Chris Puto

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.
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The High Price of Loyalty

Star Tribune writer and blogger Kara McGuire interviewed UST professor David Vang about "Bank Transfer Day" in her column last month.
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Rethinking your Weaknesses

The idea of doubling your strengths by transforming the way you look at your weaknesses sounds good in theory but is it practical or realistic?
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Follow the Sun

While I was aware of life and commerce outside of “The Land of 10,000 Lakes,” I didn’t need to operate in a global environment on a daily basis, until now.
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Becoming a Social Entrepreneur

In addition to her MBA, Larissa Rodriguez has nearly 20 years of marketing and communications experience at private firms, publicly-traded Fortune 500 companies and a major non-profit. She never saw herself as an entrepreneur -- until an unexpected social need presented itself.