I taught Minnesota North Stars hockey players when I was a professor at what is now the University of St. Thomas. I taught the players business skills after their NHL
At the time of another great crisis, the Great Depression, American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr wrote the “Serenity Prayer”: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Cities all over the world have attempted to replicate Silicon Valley with varying levels of success. Decades ago, so did we in Minnesota. VC-based software startups didn’t sprout. Over the
The Census Bureau reports that baby boomers own over 2 million businesses. As boomers age, run into health problems, and burn out, they will need to do something with their
A stunning event does not usually initiate a new trend. It accelerates an existing trend by curbing the forces that were previously resisting it. Self-employment built this country. Artisans worked
"Beware the Ides of March,” William Shakespeare wrote. But my wife and I ignored that sage advice, to return home from an overseas winter respite under the raging Covid-19 threat.
Entrepreneurs have no formal degree requirements, although some “schooling” is crucial for success. Apprenticeship is often touted as an attractive educational path. What if that apprenticeship was a corporate job,
The path forward in Minnesota for nurturing emerging technologies.