Economics and Management

Found: The Needle in the Haystack

Incredible blue skies– we are taking the great weather as long as it lasts.                                                   Another view of Rainier from the Needle!

Innovation in very traditional as well as new places: Day 3 in Seattle by Jake Glaser

Day 3 here in Seattle, and different definitions of innovation by the community are becoming evidently clear. First, walking through the International District on our way to a dim sum lunch at House of Hong, a local Chinese establishment, we stopped at the Kobe Terrace which is included in the Danny Woo International District Community […]

An innovation Phoenix from the ashes: Pike Place Market

Lots of people come to Pike Place Market to see the famed fishmongers throwing fish back and forth over the counter, but probably way fewer realize how close to the brink of demolition the Market came in its up-and-down history. The internment of Japanese-Americans affected the majority of vendors at the Market, and it was […]

Seattle J-Term: first time is the charm for students

It’s taken me four trips to Seattle to see Mt. Rainier, but students got to see the monster peak on only Day 2 of their first time in Seattle!

Visiting with history: Bainbridge Island

We took advantage of a rare bluebird sky day in Seattle to take the ferry over to Bainbridge Island, the site of some of Seattle’s most important economic and social history. Bainbridge was a key in Washington State’s timber industry and Seattle would look very different today if Bainbridge’s lumber had not been so available […]

Seattle J-Term: Amazon’s creativity in retailing & standing out from the crowd, by Shelby Pankratz

    First thing in the morning we set off for Amazon headquarters. We met our Seattle site-host, Kari Petrasek ’93 downtown, before hopping on a street car which sent us directly north to Amazon’s Houdini building. After checking in and watching one Amazonian after another start their work day with their dog in tow […]

Seattle J-Term Gusties Connect course off and running

After so many months of planning, the Seattle J-Term course is here! “Needle in a Haystack: Innovation in Seattle” explores creativity and entrepreneurial thinking in a variety of organizations where Gusties either work or collaborate. Walking around the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood when we arrived offered proof of the passion for great local food and […]

Cultivating career relationships–Figuring out WYTYWTD

Understanding a career plan, and how to get there, is complicated, isn’t it? Starting to explore a career track and what jobs might be part of some career can be daunting. How do you figure out WYTYWTD? What does that even mean? Tonight on campus students from many majors joined Marshall Lichty ’99 for a […]

Nobel Conference 2016 is coming!

You may have noticed—people’s income levels vary wildly, and that gap is getting much, much wider. Income inequality as a newsworthy phenomenon has become a routine topic of discussion and is the cornerstone of Gustavus’s Nobel Conference 2016, “In Search of Economic Balance.” By any measure, the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ are getting further […]

‘Tis the season.. for community-based learning project wrap ups

Nope—not presents or Christmas trees—but final presentations for the projects our Management students have been working on all semester. Gusties in Organizational Behavior clearly took their community partnerships seriously when they presented to their clients on Thursday, the City of St. Peter’s Administrator Todd Prafke and Finance Director Paula O’Connell. Students’ projects included revamping the […]