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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In Person?

In Person?

Budget season is coming to an end for most of us; it involved a lot more guesswork than usual, I’m sure. 2021 is the ultimate black box of black boxes,
No Huddle Sundays

No Huddle Sundays

One Sunday morning in the late 1970s, Dave Mona performed a live audition of sorts for a 25-minute radio show built around sports columnist Sid Hartman, because ’CCO farm director
Doubleheader: Saints/Twins Ally

Doubleheader: Saints/Twins Ally

When the St. Paul Saints moved to CHS Field, the team’s Co-Founder and Chairman Marv Goldklang noticed something different about their games. “At Midway [Stadium] by the seventh inning people
Model Behavior

Model Behavior

The restaurant industry has been complaining for years that its business model is unsustainable—but despite all the complaints, it’s carried on as usual. But maybe, just maybe, the pandemic is
A Capacity Conundrum

A Capacity Conundrum

Events are moving so fast in the business space, it’s difficult to write with much assurance that what anyone says today will still make sense in a week. It’s even
Q&A: How Dean Phillips Tried to Fix PPP

Q&A: How Dean Phillips Tried to Fix PPP

Dean Phillips was elected to Congress representing Minnesota’s Third District less than two years ago. The consensus-focused businessman and philanthropic leader gained national attention in recent weeks when he co-authored
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