Executive Editor

Adam Platt

Adam Platt is executive editor at Twin Cities Business magazine, a position he has held since 2011.

Phone: 612-336-9275

Adam Platt is executive editor at Twin Cities Business magazine, a position he has held since 2011. He assigns, edits, and writes features stories, concepts and edits our Starters section, and helps set the overall editorial course for the magazine while ensuring copy is flowing as it should. A seasoned journalist-turned-editor, he attended Macalester College in St. Paul, became a staff writer and media critic for the Twin Cities Reader, moved on to become editor of Casino Executive, and then joined Mpls.St.Paul magazine in 1998, where he served as executive editor until joining TCB.

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Leadership Vacuum

Leadership Vacuum

“No controlling authority.” It all blends together working on three hours sleep, but I believe it was MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, courageously broadcasting from Lake and Minnehaha, who noted to the
Too Much Wisdom

Too Much Wisdom

In December I attended an elite holiday party where local insiders mingle. An aging legal eagle whose name might be familiar was crowing about his sense that the president was
Pivoting With Purpose

Pivoting With Purpose

The greatest challenge for businesses in a pandemic is planning. Reacting too slowly to rapidly changing dynamics could be catastrophic. Preemptively saying goodbye to talent and spending down lines of
Sun Country Draws Down

Sun Country Draws Down

The U.S. Department of Transportation acceded to a request by Sun Country Airlines for waivers to allow it to draw down most of its scheduled service yet receive federal CARES
Restaurants Get Ready

Restaurants Get Ready

Next to the travel industry no business sector in Minnesota has been as hard hit as restaurants and bars, closed by government order on March 17, nearly six weeks ago.
“In These Difficult Times”

“In These Difficult Times”

If you’ve noticed a sudden flood of advertising that is about the Covid-19 pandemic but never explicitly mentions it, you know why Twin Cities advertising executives have been working nights
Q&A: Dr. Kyle Kingsley
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Q&A: Dr. Kyle Kingsley

Vireo Health's CEO offers a status report on the cannabis industry and the path ahead in Minnesota.
Zimmern’s Take

Zimmern’s Take

When Gov. Walz spoke to the press about closing the state’s restaurants and bars, joining him on the dais was the  Twin Cities’ own Andrew Zimmern. The global food celebrity currently
TCB Q&A: Mark Rosen

TCB Q&A: Mark Rosen

The last remaining holdout from the glory days of local TV news just retired from WCCO-TV this year, but he's working, working, working.
Appetite for Risk

Appetite for Risk

Inside the world of investors who put up the cash to create the Twin Cities’ most precarious businesses— restaurants.