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All Aboard! Express Bus vs. Commuter Rail

Metro pass in hand, I board the Ramsey Star Express. As a commuter living in the northwest suburbs, I have access to riding the Ramsey Star Express (the bus) or the Northstar Commuter Rail (the train). My choice--the bus. But why?
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Riding the Waves of a Sea Change

One of the hallmarks of my education has been the idea that “An MBA, first and foremost, is about changing the way you think.”
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MBA supplies: calculator, textbooks…passport?

How do leaders of global corporations ensure that all of these widely-dispersed parts work together effectively? MBA programs are increasingly tailoring their curricula to help students understand today's global business environment.
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Twin Cities No. 4 Job Market In U.S.

A new report by Forbes Magazine calls the Twin Cities one of the nation’s top job markets, perhaps offering a little hope for people who have long been looking for work.
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Why You Should Get Your MBA

I don’t think you have to get your MBA to be successful, writes guest blogger Craig Pladson. And, no, I don’t think it makes sense for everyone to get their MBA. The most important thing is to get your MBA for the right reasons. Here are three compelling reasons for you to get your MBA.
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A New Year and a New Love for Google

I have just discovered www.google.com/publicdata, and I think I’m in love. Admittedly, I am “one of those” who can’t wait for the census data to be released.
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Engaging Ads in Streaming Video

There have been a number of new ploys used lately to get the viewer to “engage” with the ads delivered during the streaming video. One asks you to choose your next ad – this is likely done by the network ad sales folks to show that people are paying attention.
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Roof Collapse at Mall of America (Field)

Do you suppose that the Mall of America ever thought about its brand name being associated with a "roof collapse" when it signed on and paid for the naming rights at the aging Mall of America Field, the nearly thirty year old inflatable indoor venue "formerly known as" the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota?
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Grown Up Leadership

Yesterday I attended an MN AMA event on Grown Up Leadership hosted here at St. Thomas. Martha Carlson, an experienced leader and executive coach with The Bailey Group, discussed improving your leadership...
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Twin Cities residents are prepared for retirement

The financial turmoil of the past three years has greatly impacted many Americans' financial plans for retirement. However, Twin Cities residents may be faring better than most, according to a recent survey by Ameriprise Financial, which happens to be headquartered in Minneapolis.
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What it Takes to Become CFO of the Year

Kim Nelson has only been a chief financial officer since 2007, when she joined SPS Commerce Inc. But she’s already achieved one thing few other CFOs have in that time: A successful initial public offering.
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2011 Julie Hays Teaching Award call for Nominations

Award recognizes faculty committed to teaching and learning Nominations for the second annual Julie Hays Teaching Award are now being accepted. Introduced in 2009, this annual award was created to recognize...
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Learning to Fail

When pursuing a new venture, you have three possible choices: succeed, quit or fail.