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There’s an adage that a happy customer will tell one person and an unhappy customer will tell… anywhere from four to 10, depending on who uses the adage. In the 21st century, this truism becomes even more...
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Chocolate, Responsibility and Ethics

By David Rodbourne, vice president of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures A post-Valentine’s Day presentation convinced 190+ business professionals and students there is more to chocolate than...
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Ooh, Tan . . .

Susan Alexander learned all kinds of intriguing tidbits after she wrote in The Scroll earlier this month that purple is her favorite color. She now knows what trochaic tetrameter is, that violet – and not necessarily purple – may best define St. Thomas, and why her personal color is “logical tan.” Seriously! Read about this and take your own color (aura) quiz today in The Scroll.
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Are you the Smartest Guy in the Office?

Think it pays to be the smartest person in the office?  Think again, says JobTrack.com. Author Joan Lloyd discusses the dismay/confusion a consistent over-achiever felt when passed up for a team leadership...
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What is a Case Competition Worth?

The ACG Cup is a case study competition designed to give students from leading MBA programs across the country real-world experience and invaluable insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking,...
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What’s News . . . Or Not

Dave Nimmer got around to comparing headlines the other day and concluded that St. Thomas, where talk is about mice in buildings, the demise of old couches and the towing of expensive cars, is in “very good shape” considering the gloom and doom elsewhere. Or it could be, he writes today in The Scroll, “that trouble and turmoil are relative.”
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4 Trends in Corporate Responsibility

By Ron James, Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) I recently joined a panel discussion at a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) conference on the subject of Corporate Strategy and...
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These Seniors are What’s Right with Division III Athletics

John Tauer is going to miss Carolyn Dienhart, Tommy Hannon, Ali Johnson, Peter Leslie, Haley Loesch and Sarah Smith after they graduate – and not just because they have played on championship St. Thomas basketball teams over the last four years. As Tauer writes today in The Scroll, he will miss these six seniors because of their teamwork, their character and the way they have inspired others on and off the court.
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Understand Your Own Attitude Toward Money

By Daniel Vevang, University of St. Thomas Family Business Center Within business families, misunderstood attitudes towards wealth can directly affect ownership transfer and employment in the family...
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Corporate Responsibility…Beyond the Bottom Line

By Ron James, Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) The financial services industry is facing major headwinds in the form of legislative and regulatory reforms, litigation, a slowly recovering economy...
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For your Sweetheart: A Heart Shaped Pizza?

Gourmet chocolates, a dozen red roses, or anything packaged in a small little jewelry box is what immediately comes to mind when I think of Valentine’s Day gifts.  But it seems a heart shaped pizza for your...
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The Anderson Airport

Martha McCarthy isn’t suggesting that St. Thomas rename the Anderson Student Center, but the 2011 alumna sure finds a lot of similarities between the building and an airport. One difference: Our “hub,” she notes today in The Scroll, is “much prettier, and packed with purple pride.”
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Meet Gloria Bazooband Toledo ’10 M.B.A.

The Evening UST MBA has been the best professional decision I have ever made, writes Gloria Bazooband Toledo ’10 M.B.A. Businesses are looking for individuals with advanced knowledge and credentials, and I know I will receive the best education possible here, while still balancing my work and family life
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The myth of the value of diamonds

Gearing up for Valentine's day? Thinking of "popping the question" tomorrow? Here is some essential reading for anyone pondering the purchase of a diamond for a loved one. Excerpts from a superb article...
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Shark Tank – VCs on TV!

Let me set a scene for you: it's Friday night. It's been a long, hard week of work. The time has come to unwind, and what better way to do it than to pop up some popcorn, crack a beer, and settle in on the...
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Ooh, Purple

Purple is Susan Alexander’s favorite color, and she explains why today in The Scroll.
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Business Advice from Best Buy Founder Richard Schulze

When the St. Thomas alumni office hosted Richard Schulze, chairman and founder of Best Buy, for the First Friday speaker series, I jumped at the chance to attend. After all, how often does one have the opportunity to learn from the founder of a major corporation with more than 1,100 stores across the U.S. and even more opening around the world?
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A Good Relationship

Carol Bruess loves good relationships, and you might expect that, given her personality and the research that she does. She sees all kinds of healthy relationships here at St. Thomas, built on attributes such as mutual affection, hard work and good old-fashioned communication, and she writes in The Scroll today that she hopes you will show up to see them on display Wednesday at the "Years of Service Celebration."
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“Them vs. Us”—8 Ways to Bridge the Gap

Workplaces are one of the few places in society where we don't get to choose who we associate with. With this in mind, understanding different backgrounds and viewpoints is important for being successful in...
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Tired of Buying Textbooks? Rent them!

Everyone knows textbooks are expensive, but the St. Thomas Bookstore is trying to provide alternatives for students, including a new Rent-a-Book program that will save students a lot of money. Dave Nimmer writes about the program today in The Scroll.
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Faculty Profile: Dr. John Sailors

Perhaps Dr. Sailors’ most notable contribution to the OCB is his Applied Business Research class taught in the Full-time UST MBA program. In this class, students are required to complete extremely complex research projects for real clients.
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Faculty Profile: Dr. John Sailors

At the beginning of Dr. John Sailors’ undergraduate studies, he had no intention of ever being called “Dr.” He began his studies at the University of Michigan in the college of liberal arts and was...