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  • Minnesota Public Radio - Remembering Win Wallin

    Dec 22, 2010

    MPR -  Former Medtronic CEO Winston "Win" Wallin is being remembered today as a highly influential figure in both Minnesota business and philanthropy. Wallin died Monday. He was 84

  • Harvard Business School Faculty on 2010's Biggest Business Developments

    Dec 21, 2010

    Harvard Business Newsroom -  We asked three Harvard Business School professors—former Medtronic chairman and CEO Bill George, economist and entrepreneurship expert Bill Sahlman, and innovation and strategy authority Rosabeth Moss Kanter

  • Gregg Steinhafel has faced up to many challenges as Target CEO

    Dec 5, 2010

    Minneapolis Star Tribune - Leader overcame proxy fight and Emmer controversy while strengthening company

  • WSJ: Medtronic Ex-CEO Suggests Steps to Boost Business

    Nov 16, 2010

    WSJ - William W. George, a former chief executive of Medtronic Inc., suggested steps to stimulate business investment in the U.S., including 100% depreciation on capital equipment through 2012 and a reduction in the 35% repatriation tax rate to 20% for businesses that “invest in tangible assets.”

  • Leadership experts: Obama is no 'A' student

    Oct 25, 2010

    Fortune and Poets & Quants - The world's top professors of leadership and management have assessed Obama against some of the core tenants of leadership: vision, execution and results. While these leadership gurus have given Obama passing marks, he is far from an A student.

  • Mindful Leadership: Compassion, contemplation and meditation develop effective leaders

    Oct 16, 2010

    The European Financial Review - The highly visible corporate leadership failures of recent years have deeply shaken public confidence in business leaders. All too often these leaders have placed self interest ahead of the well being of their organizations.

  • Another View: Itís Time for Obama 2.0

    Oct 11, 2010

    New York Times - Bill George argues that President Obama needs to revamp his economic policies and bring business executives into his administration.

  • Coming Home to Minnesota

    Oct 10, 2010

    Star Tribune -  Returning to Minnesota after 10 days in Germany and Austria, my wife Penny and I were struck by just how much time we spend in America focusing on issues that are largely out of our control.

  • The Economist Debate: Obama and Business

    Oct 1, 2010

    The Economist - Oxford style debate on the question, “Has President Obama Been Good for Business?”  Included below are Bill's Opening Statement, Rebuttal, and Closing Statement taking the position that the Obama administration has been good for business.

  • Authentic Leaders

    Oct 1, 2010

    Leadership Excellence - It is fashionable these days to vilify leaders from BP's Tony Hayward to Wall Street bankers.  When a problem arises, we look for the villain who caused it.