Rajiv Tandon

Rajiv Tandon is executive director of the Institute for Innovators and Entrepreneurs and an advocate for the future of entrepreneurship in Minnesota.

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The Gretzky Maneuver

The Gretzky Maneuver

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
Opportunity in Chaos

Opportunity in Chaos

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,
A Software Hub in Minnesota?

A Software Hub in Minnesota?

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
Acquiring Entrepreneurship

Acquiring Entrepreneurship

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
Entrepreneurs and Covid-19

Entrepreneurs and Covid-19

"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.