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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.
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Nash Finch’s Alec Covington: High school graduate turned CEO

Like Apple’s Steve Jobs, Nash Finch CEO Alec Covington climbed the corporate ranks after completing only a high school degree. On Friday, November 19, the UST Retail Club hosted Mr. Covington for its CEO Luncheon Event, "Navigating the Recession and Coming Out Ahead."
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Is a “Contemporary Translation” Smart?

Unless you know the author personally, and have been scientifically proven to be a better writer than the originator, it’s probably best not to attempt a direct “translation” of a major work or seminal document.
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Small token? Big impact.

I was recently touched by an inspirational act of one of our full-time faculty members in the classroom and thought it worthy of noting in this forum to give you a glimspe of the great people and things going on here at UST.
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Jargon Genesis: Champing at the Bit

Dr. Michael Porter recently informed us that “chomping at the bit” is, in fact, incorrect when referring to being impatient or anxious.
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Master’s Pub: “This is Twins Territory”

Patrick Klinger, vice president of marketing for the Minnesota Twins, and Charlie Callahan from Periscope, talked about the baseball team’s extremely successful “This is Twins Territory” advertising campaign at a recent Master’s Pub.