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Minneapolis: Host of the 2020 Summer Olympics?

Minneapolis has been cited as one of the top 5 candidate cities for 2020, and the organizing committee can learn from New York City (2012) and Chicago’s (2016) recent unsuccessful bids.
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Servant Leadership and YouTube

The recent ICSI Colloquium on innovation and quality had an outstanding array of presentations. Perhaps one of most interesting and unusual was the keynote address by David Shulkin, MD, who is both a professor of medicine and CEO of a major hospital in New Jersey.
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Mass mingling: are you connecting?

Social media and mobile communications are fueling a MASS MINGLING that defies every cliché about diminished human interaction in our ‘online era’.
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Bike Walk Week and Bike Sharing Launch

The nation’s largest bicycle sharing program will launch in Minneapolis on Bike Walk to Work Day. Nice Ride Minnesota, the non-profit created to operate bike sharing, will hold a launch celebration on Thursday, June 10th at Central Library.
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Appraising the reappraisal of the MBA

It's good to question the value of expensive business school programs. But if you are looking for the best innovators in this field, look beyond the top-tier players.
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Ethics and the Gulf oil disaster

Corporations spend millions on assuring the public that they are helping the environment and/or acting as ethical citizens. But can a company really have a conscience?
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Jargon Genesis: “Think Outside the Box”

Remember all the magical worlds you created inside those enormous refrigerator boxes when you were a kid? And much of the world’s greatest creative expression happens within the rectangular confines of a canvas or pieces of parchment! Why then, the emphasis on “thinking outside the box?” Where did that come from?
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Thinking outside the (Mentos) box

Remember that fad a few years ago where you could drop Mentos in a bottle of Diet Coke and it would shoot up a geyser? Well, it's back. USA Today's On Deadline says "Mentos mixed with Coke Zero offers [a] new clean fuel alternative."
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New Details on the future of Twin Cities Light Rail

Will the growing light rail be bringing more passengers downtown anytime soon? Well it will definitely be a while before anyone from St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Edina, Minnetonka, or Eden Prairie area climbs aboard a train for their daily commute.
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The origins of the “Deadline”

It sounds a little morbid, right? Well after some online research – not utilizing Wikipedia – I have discovered the most likely origin of the term.
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Speed Networking: Make 18 new business connections in 90 minutes

Whether you’re actively looking for a new job or just want to expand your professional contacts, the Minnesota American Marketing Association’s upcoming Speed Networking event provides a great opportunity to meet dozens of marketing and advertising professionals.
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Take it From Me…Drama!

Leave the drama on the stage. Eradicate it from your life and most certainly from your MBA essays, and you’ll provide a much more compelling application.
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Why “Start With Why”

There are leaders and there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of power or authority. But those who lead inspire us. Whether they're individuals or organizations, we follow those who lead not because we have to but because we want to.
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Full-time UST MBA Program Welcomes Class of 2012

Admitted students from the local area were joined by incoming students from as far afield as Texas and Massachusetts. International students from countries such as India and Venezuela who are currently living in the Twin Cities also participated in Admitted Student Day.
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UST MBA Team Named Net Impact Case Competition Finalists

Congratulations to the Full-time UST MBA Net Impact case competition team for being selected as one of five national finalists in the competition. The team will present at the national finals to be held at the Net Impact national conference at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business next October.
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Managing the Minnesota Twins brand: Tradition, Family, and Community

Asserting that the Twins “have been drafting players on character for 40 years,” Dave St. Peter, President of the Minnesota Twins, discussed the importance of making business decisions that align with the team’s brand image. He listed three key features of the Twins brand: winning tradition, focus on family, and support for the community.
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How to avoid death by PowerPoint

Presentation skills are essential in any realm of professional life. We use PowerPoint in our admissions information sessions. There are innumerable sales pitches every day. Every conference session seems to have a few dozen slides.
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Entrepreneurs share the secrets of their success

St. Thomas' 21st Annual Entrepreneur Awards Ceremony and there was an impressive collection of alumni and friends present to recognize the success of three local entrepreneurs. These success stories present lessons valuable for entrepreneurs to find success in their own ventures.
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Is there an “invisible hand” of social media?

I've been to several conference sessions with marketing and higher ed experts discussing the importance of social media in marketing, but I always come away feeling that all the power-users of these tools are just the marketing people.
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Take it From Me…the elevator pitch

Plan and practice your elevator speech for MBA admissions interviews, and you can make a powerful first-impression on those who determine your acceptance or rejection.