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Businessweek: PR Belongs in B-School Studies

From Warren Buffet attempting to explain away insider trading at Berkshire Hathaway to Tony Hayward, formerly of BP, complaining about getting his life back, the litany of gaffes certainly changes public...
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What does it mean to be a leader?

Management and leadership gurus like Michael Porter, Marcus Buckingham, Robert Reich, Steven Covey and Peter Drucker all give a slightly different answer to the question “what does it mean to be a leader?”...
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Nice Ride coming to St. Paul college campuses

MPR's On Campus Blog and the Pioneer Press have noted that the Nice Ride bike rental system is spreading from Minneapolis to St. Paul this summer. The bike-sharing organization Nice Ride Minnesota will add...
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Faculty Feature: Dr. Daryl Koehn

Dr. Daryl Koehn grew up in rural Kansas, attending school where there were two grades in each classroom. As a child, she enjoyed finishing her work early and listening in on the grade above her. It seems...
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Where Will You Make a #USTdifference?

The Opus College of Business community makes a difference in the world by being a business school that emphasizes ethics as much as it does balance sheets, a college that knows business is about more than...
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Is Social Media Undermining Our "Social Circuitry"?

I posted last week about "educators trying to exploit Twitter-like technology to enhance classroom discussion." In the mean time I've been following the response to the New York Times article that spurred my...
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Secrets are Lies

A million years ago, while attending junior high (that’s like middle school, if you were born in the ‘80s), if students saw two people whispering to one another, someone would start yelling “Secrets are...
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Jargon Genesis: Pomp and Circumstance

With commencement ceremonies for the university taking place last weekend, it got us thinking about the genesis of some of the traditions that take place at graduations around the world. Many of you had the...
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Where One Road Ends, Another Begins

Tomorrow is my graduation day at the University of St. Thomas! Congratulations to my fellow MBA graduates. We did it! What an amazing three years it has been. When I started this journey back in 2008, I...
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Speak Up Using Social Media

I have a Twitter account, but at times—like many others—I don't use it or really gain that much value from the steady flow of tweeted headlines, "5 tips for blah blah blah" and banal updates on what's for...
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Lynn Casey honored for Career Achievement

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal's 14th Annual Women in Business Awards publication was released late last week.  Lynn Casey, CEO and Chairwoman of public relations firm Padilla Speer Beardsley...
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UST MBA alumna leads top Twin Cities clinic

Not many of our MBA graduates can say they once dreamed of being a Rockette.  While Health Care UST MBA alumna Donna Block never achieved that particular dream, her medical degree and MBA have enabled her...
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Before the Bundt pan: A short history of Nordic Ware

As discussed in a previous post, being the baker I am, I’m a huge fan of the Bundt pan.  When I heard about a talk being given by Dorothy and Jennifer Dalquist of Nordic Ware, I jumped at the chance to...
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What’s Your View of the Future?

With graduation just weeks away, many students are seriously contemplating their future right now. From FOX 9 News, a new poll by the Associated Press shows 18 to 24 year olds more pessimistic about their economic futures compared to a similar poll in 2007.
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To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test

UST finals begin tomorrow. How do you study and how successful are you at taking tests? A New York Times article reviewed a report that compared students’ study methods.  Students who read the material...
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Squishy Circuits Teach Electrical Innovation

For Friday, something a little off-topic but showing other areas of innovation here at UST. I've been working on finishing my basement for a few months now. We started essentially with a blank slate and the...
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Jargon Genesis: Trump

This week’s Bloomberg Businessweek published a long and rather unflattering article on Donald Trump, his life, wealth, and potential for US presidential candidacy. Don’t stop reading here! I have no...
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One Day Only: Dean Puto Suspends the Dress Code!

I guess there is a first time for everything.  In the five years that I’ve worked at UST, I never heard of the Dean suspending the dress code.  When I first heard this, I immediately thought, “Oh,...