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.

Staff’s archive

The Problem with Prophets

The Problem with Prophets

In the last year, I’ve edited and read more copy than a person should that foresaw the end of the office, a permanent change in all work. And boy, it
Can WCCO Make It in its Second Century?

Can WCCO Make It in its Second Century?

Editor’s Note: Since this article went to press on March 29, there have been several developments: • WCCO Radio parent Entercom Communications announced a corporate rebranding as Audacy Inc. Audacy.com
Too Many Twin Cities Hotels?

Too Many Twin Cities Hotels?

It’s no surprise that the local hotel scene has suffered in the pandemic. Every hotel ecosystem in the country has. But the Twin Cities had the distinction of the worst
The Twins Plan for Fans

The Twins Plan for Fans

In the office suite at 1 Twins Way (and in various home offices), Minnesota Twins staffers are feverishly redistributing season ticket holders around the ballpark to accommodate Covid-19 strictures. The
Business as Usual?

Business as Usual?

In this issue we present a fascinating article about the state of Minnesota’s hospitals. It’s a story about hospital capacity and the response to the pandemic, but it is, in
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