Kirkland Signature is being positioned as a superior brand and it's a great strategy and I'm sure it works for Costco but you still cannot stick it on everything.
Is embellishing on your résumé okay and are there any consequences if a lie is discovered?
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...
Susan E. Heckler Endowed Chair in Management
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.
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.
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.
As one that loves to battle the crowds of bargain shopper, I was extremely surprised to hear that Wal-mart is opening its doors at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving night.
All I Needed to Know about Business I Learned from YouTube
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.
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.
"In this day and age, there is nothing that makes people loyal to companies anymore. However, a $50,000 retention incentive can change that.”
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.
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 ...
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.
As the final speaker at the 2011 UST Executive Conference on the Future of Health Care, former Congressman Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.) provided a pragmatic, hard-headed assessment of the current state and likely destinations of legislative health care reform.
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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPK35JoSHtMWhat is my way of causing change? How will I make an impact in society and leave this world a better place? These are some of the questions that I had when I began ...
Star Tribune writer and blogger Kara McGuire interviewed UST professor David Vang about "Bank Transfer Day" in her column last month.
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?
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.
“There is a real insistence [at UST] that all theories and ideas be translated into meaningful applications, and I think this reflects our distinct competitive advantage as a business school.”
The Intersections series will put top local executives and academics on the same stage to converse about important and emerging business issues and related best practices.
What do you do when you have a group member who does not pull their weight, yet their name ends up on all group assignments?
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.