Jun 29, 2012
One says it's time to move on, one expects drastic changes. These were some of the opinions from healthcare insiders after the Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s health care overhaul.
Jun 27, 2012
As a credit union chief executive, James L. Van Arsdale used to travel frequently to big conferences and to meetings with clients. Now, more than four years after he led the acquisition of the credit union, he is an insurance agent with Mass Mutual, offering people financial advice and dealing with a life of fewer perks.
Jun 26, 2012
Is there any hope for America's political process? Not much, was the answer from the group of Harvard Business School faculty gathered in Washington D.C.'s Newseum last week. Same thing from a panel of D.C. heavy hitters who also showed up for the event, including a sitting U.S. Senator ...
Jun 25, 2012
Chesapeake Energy Corp. named former Conoco Phillips Chairman Archie Dunham to lead its board as the second largest U.S. natural gas producer struggles with falling energy prices and mistrust of its management.
May 20, 2012
Now that the debate over the Vikings stadium is settled, taking center stage is an issue that has far graver consequences for Minnesota's future: the marriage amendment.
May 18, 2012
Bill George has turned Medtronic into a medical powerhouse and Minnesota's most valuable public company, but he has learned that the most valuable things can't be measured by sixteenths of a point.
Apr 16, 2012
In recent weeks three of the Twin Cities' greatest business and civic leaders, all part of Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation," have passed from the scene. This trio includes Edson Spencer, who built Honeywell into a great global corporation; John Cowles, leader of Cowles Media and the Star Tribune, and John Morrison, who led Norwest Corp. (now Wells Fargo) into the modern banking era.
Apr 10, 2012
Business schools are beginning to embrace a practice that has grown popular in the corporate world—teaching and studying mindfulness, the originally Buddhist approach to increasing awareness of oneself and one's surroundings.
Mar 8, 2012
The realities of globalization, with increasing emphasis on emerging markets, present corporate leaders with enormous challenges in developing the leaders required to run global organizations.
Feb 28, 2012
Executive Street - In September of last year, I wrote a post titled Why Peer Advisory Groups Will Be The Next Big Thing, based on a number of different trends and on what I described as the “perfect storm” for peer advisory groups to take off