The Entrepreneurial Academic.

Gratitude Pays

Author: Scott Beaulier, Dean of NDSU’s College of Business It’s the week after Thanksgiving and the day after Giving Tuesday as I write this piece. Yesterday at NDSU was Giving Day, and we raised nearly $500,000 to support our university and the students we serve. This week and yesterday’s day of giving serve as important…

The Power of One

Author: Scott Beaulier, Dean of NDSU’s College of Business Hovering in Indecision For some people, it’s a parent. For others, it’s a sibling, spouse, or friend. In my case, it was the good luck of ending up in the right class, at the right time, with the right professor that changed my life forever. 20…

End of Summer Reflections

Author: Scott Beaulier, Dean of NDSU’s College of Business Time flies when you’re having fun! Classes start up here again at NDSU in just four days. Summer has basically come and gone, and it’s time to reflect on how I spent the past few months. Readers of my monthly Emerging Prairie column might remember that…

Give yourself a break!

The value of taking a vacation Author: Scott Beaulier, Dean of NDSU’s College of Business I’m back from a mini-vacation with my family and while digging-out after time away from the office is always unpleasant, vacations are well worth it, if not essential, for any healthy person. Whether you’re taking a stay-cation or going to…

Learning by Teaching

Taking time to volunteer with kids is a win-win Author: Dean Scott Beaulier  We are all so busy these days and the thought of volunteering to teach and mentor kids may seem like a waste of time, or a poor fit for many of us. Maybe you don’t think you have anything to offer, or…

Don’t squander the summer

Author: Dean Scott Beaulier  Well, school’s out for summer. As I write this column, it’s our first day of work after Commencement. The temperatures are perfect, the sun’s out and up until almost 10 pm, and it’s a nice time of year to reflect on accomplishments over the past year and goals for the coming…

Mentors: The Best Friends You Can Have in Business

Author: Dean Scott Beaulier  I recently had lunch with a Fargo business leader who shared with me a bit about his path to success. I always enjoy hearing insight into personal journeys that contribute to the making of a successful entrepreneur — as dean of a business school, these conversations are invaluable in helping design…

A Failure is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Written by: Scott A. Beaulier Setting the Goal I was young; I was fit; and this was an “easy” goal for me to bag. On the day of the race in Gainesville, Florida, a cold front had passed, and a runner’s worst enemy—high winds—made the run more challenging. But, no excuses, right? I battled the wind…

Business. Ethics. Morality. Values. Profit.

Written by: Scott A. Beaulier Last week, NDSU College of Business hosted our second Wold Lecture Series in Business Ethics. The monthly forum underscores our commitment to a 360-degree business education for our students. “Business” is more than balance sheets, product designs, cost cutting and productivity strategies. At the same time that automation has netted headlines—either…