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The Dish on Stanley Hubbard
Satellite TV’s big innovator is a quiet iconoclast, and he’s got a new kind of venture in the air.
LA Fitness Versus Life Time Fitness
The California company is making inroads in Life Time’s headquarters market and adding clubs faster. But Life Time CEO Bahram Akradi believes his slow-growth strategy will ultimately win out.
Under the Influence
Pocket Hercules may be the new model ad agency. It’s small, run by seasoned veterans, and works directly with client decision makers, without layers and endless meetings. It seeks to reach the community around a brand. And it sells its own beer.
What's Hot in Coffee
A new wave of local coffeehouses wants to give java the cachet of wine.
Back in the Field
Field Solutions provides electronics repair for big enterprises—and a big opportunity for a local tech investor.
A Kid’s Eye for Invention
The Dek optimizes Your Wii, Kinect, and other gaming systems.
A National Entrepreneur of the Year
Jack Link receives national recognition.
Chocolatiers Get Single-Minded
Single-source cacao yields the bitter, the sweet, the winey, the citrusy.
Cloud Confidence-February 2012
No longer just for start-ups, cloud computing is moving into the middle market.
Life on Blend
For leaders, work and life become almost inseparable. Paul Batz’s vision: help those leaders find the right mix.
Safer and Cheaper
Minbu’s view: Small businesses have big data backup needs.
Out of the Pint Glass and Into the Pot
At the Happy Gnome, beer belongs in your dinner and alongside it.
The Twin Cities' Top Business Hotels
Star treatment for VIP clients and guests.
What's Happening in February
A roundup of events from throughout the month.
Austin City Limits?
Here’s hoping business leaders remember what made us strong.
Corner Office-Should Management Be a Profession?
Management is integrative thinking, not deep professional skill.
Editor's Note-Opportunities with Autism
Forget Rain Man. People on the autism spectrum can make great employees.
Money Trail-Trail Blazing With Corn Starch and Water
EarthClean is attracting investors with a product that can extinguish a fire in seconds. Now, to generate revenue.
The Very Original Stan Hubbard
A questioning, entrepreneurial visionary.
More Than a Feel-Good Idea
The future of health care is—health.
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