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Advocacy and Business: Gaining the Tools I Need

By Kate Folladori–Two primary conditions have defined my life since I was fourteen: epilepsy and chronic depression. They have impacted the way I interact with people, the way I think about my future, the way I see myself and my potential, and my day-to-day health and mobility. But recently, as with any other obstacle in…

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Houston Small Business Expo Experience

By Joseph Aquila—On Thursday October 19, 2017, I attended Houston’s 2017 Small Business Expo. This event was totally free and provided many of Houston’s small businesses with opportunities to attend workshops and talks about how to improve their business in many different ways. I am currently working as the Social Media Intern for the Cameron…

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CSB Business Symposium: Family Businesses

By Erin Vallagomesa–I had the privilege of attending the annual Cameron School of Business Symposium on November 18, 2016, at the University of St. Thomas.  The keynote speaker and the speakers in the Family Business Breakout Session both shared excellent advice and wisdom about how to make a family business succeed. Keynote Presentation The opening…

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Schumpeter on Entrepreneurship

By Dr. Hassan Shirvani –Since the great Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950) introduced the concept of entrepreneurship into economics almost a century ago, economists have struggled to systematically incorporate this concept into their models of economic development, with only limited success.   As a result, the initial enthusiasm over the unique role of entrepreneurs as heroic…

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Seek Personal Fulfillment First: Money Will Follow

By Cameron Coffey–Manuel Aguilar’s advice for success to job seekers and young professionals is to seek personal fulfillment first. Sometimes fresh graduates, business majors in particular, tend to value the starting salary of a given job opportunity more than other, more meaningful factors. Aguilar, a UST BBA/MBA alumni, warned against this disposition during the Celt…

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Business Taught by a Beer Scientist

By Jason Brancato– Traditionally when we think of successful businesses, we think of huge corporations like Apple, Coca-Cola, and the Wal-Mart. Even though we might not know anything about what the company represents, they usually share a common theme. They are deemed successful because we associate the term success with the money they earn. However,…

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Entrepreneurs with Inspiration: CSB Business Symposium

By Haripriya Rathod–At the Cameron School of Business’  First Annual Business Symposium, I attended the Entrepreneurship Panel where two very talented and inspiring speakers were invited to share their peals of wisdom.    Never Give Up Our first speaker was, Mr. Sachin Chowdhry, a former businessman, entrepreneur, and an industry consultant. He inspired the audience…

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An Example of True Leadership: Ernest Cockrell

By Julian Fuentes —Leadership. In the world we live in today, there aren’t very many people who have this quality. And few who exhibit it quite as well as Mr. Ernest Cockrell does. As a student leader here at the University of St. Thomas, I often ask myself , “What does it mean to be…

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Donna Fujimoto Cole: Entrepreneur Shares Experiences at CSB Business Symposium

By Brian Ehlinger—On Friday, November 20, 2015, I attended the Cameron School of Business First Annual Business Symposium. I among the UST students, CSB Faculty, and CSB alums listening to the Business Symposium Opening Dinner Keynote Speaker, Donna Fujimoto Cole, who was the President and CEO of Cole Chemical. During the dinner, Ms. Cole discussed…

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Creating Firm Value as a Team: A New Case Study From Turkey

By Dr. Gulfem Bayram–Executive compensation has been one of the most researched topics in business literature. There is even a sub-discipline within corporate finance that investigates corporate governance and executive compensation issues. Finance literature reports that corporate governance and executive compensation practices are closely related to firm value. While there are many different perspectives to…

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