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Pollen vol 43
December 15, 2011
Curated by Lars Leafblad
Principal, KeyStone Search
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Volume 43 Contents:
December 16th — Social Media Breakfast #42 “Entrepreneurship”
Featuring Kareem Ahmed, Sarah Burt, Davis, Meghan McAndrews, and Kate O’Reilly. Moderated by Don Ball. Learn more and buy your ticket(s).
February 4, 2012 — Save the date for the Second Annual Yinghua Academy Lantern Festival Gala & Silent Auction featuring the music of DJ Jake Rudh and The New Standards. (Via Lars and Maren Leafblad) Tickets now available for purchase online.
David Gee “Great Talent Isn’t Hard to Find” in StaffingTalk.com
Help eliminate the achievement gap in Saint Paul by supporting Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation where your gifts will be doubled through December 31 thanks to the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.
Minnesota Business magazine seeks nominations for:
A different kind of holiday gift idea -> giving cards from GiveMN.org
Futurist and Pollenite Jack Uldrich’s Predictions for 2012
“Your Use of Pronouns Reveals Your Personality” from Harvard Business Review (via Ruth Sylte)
“Creativity is a force multiplier” retiring president of BBDO, Denny Haley, visits with Star Tribune
Greater Twin Cities United Way launched Give5Now to help end poverty for Twin Cities’ children
Playworks seeks your nominations for “Most Playful CEO 2012”
“Why I Hire People Who Fail” in Harvard Business Review
Grassroots Solutions seeks nominations for “Organizer of the Year”
“Lessons learned while pushing for pre-school” by Duane Benson in Star Tribune
“20 Insights from the Retained Executive Search Business” by David Gee w/ Lars Leafblad in StaffingTalk.com
“A Roadmap to a Life That Matters” via Umair Haque in Harvard Business Review blog
Foreign Policy‘s “The Wisdom of the Smart Crowd“
The Economist obituary of master watchmaker George Daniels
Pollenites Stacy Becker, Beth McMullen, & Eric Schubert part of conversation w/ Lori Sturdevant in Star Tribune for “Older Minnesotans need a new way to afford care“
The Economist on reinvention of MBA curriculum
The Chronicle of Philanthropy “Helping Nonprofits Benefit From Fresh Ideas“
Brian Lucas shares “Holiday Wish List” for Minnesota public policymakers
McKinsey & Co. “How social technologies are extending the organization“
Nilofer Merchant “What Ideas Are You Fighting For?“
“How Dungeons & Dragons Shaped Me Professionally — part 1” by Driss Zouak
Pollenite Sen. Geoff Michel shares what he believes will grow Minnesota’s economy in the Star Tribune
“Can the People’s House become a social platform for the people?” (via Andrew Foxwell)
Donate your time by volunteering with one of many options profiled by HandsOn Twin Cities
The most read piece on Harvard Business Review blog in the last 30 days “I Don’t Understand What Anyone Is Saying Anymore” by Dan Pallotta
Looking for an informative and fun activity over the holidays? Check out Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and experience The 1968 Exhibit. (via Dave Kelliher)
Mary-Margaret Zindren on her role as new Executive Director of the Hennepin County Bar Association
Devin Driscoll on announcement he will be leading President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign in Rhode Island
Emy Johnson on her appointment to the board of the Shoreview Economic Development Authority
Cyndi Lesher on her new role as Executive VP & CAO of SheerWind, Inc.
Chris Ganzlin on her new role as Vice President for Girls and Youth at YWCA of Minneapolis.
Michelle Edgerton, new Director of Development for Twin Cities RISE!
Marcia Ballinger singled out for her approach and philosophy to connecting and helping others
Nils (& Alyssa) Snyder on the birth of their daughter Mette
Terra Cole on announcing her candidacy for State Rep in MN House District 58B
Ben Tregoe on his new job as SVP, Business Development with Nanigans
Mike Linnemann on his new role as Associate Art Coordinator for Fantasy Flight Games
To the many Pollenites featured in Twin Cities Business “200 Minnesotans You Should Know“
To the 2011 “Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans” honored by Minnesota Jaycees
Robyn Schein mentioned in Metro magazine piece on family philanthropy
Nate Garvis on role as “Social Innovator in Residence” at Babson College’s The Lewis Institute
CoCo on being recognized in Inc. magazine “6 Reasons to Build Your Start-up in a Coworking Space“
Jason Rohloff on his new role as Special Assistant to the President for Government Relations at the University of Minnesota
Kim McGuire and other new reporters at the Star Tribune (via David Brauer)
Andrew Foxwell on being mentioned in Roll Call for “Political Campaigning Enters Age of Technology“
American Public Media/MPR has numerous internships and full-time openings in Saint Paul
Bentz Whaley Flessner — Senior Analyst
Graphic Measures International, LTD — Vendor Service Specialist (via Lisa Curtin)
Hazelden seeks Social Media/Community Manager (via Lars Leafblad)
Margaret A. Cargill Foundation — Senior Program Officer
Modern Survey seeks Software Support Specialist and .NET Developer (via Marcia Ballinger)
Minnesota Business magazine — part-time Assistant Editor (via Sheri O’Meara)
Qualified editorial candidates should email resume, letter & three samples to sheri.omeara-at-tigeroak.com
The Minneapolis Club — Development Director (via Margaret Leto)
Minnesota Recovery Connection seeks Director of Development (via Nell Hurley)
Opportunity Partners — Vice President, Human Resources (via Marcia Ballinger)
Padilla Speer Beardsley seeks Director of Research and Insights
University of Minnesota — College of Liberal Arts — Development Officer
EDIT (Equity. Diversity. Inclusion. Together.) seeks board members
Interested prospects should contact Molly Seaver, chair, board of directors — firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Foodshelf Network seeks 2 board members with operations and marketing backgrounds
Minnesota Center for Book Arts seeks board members
Numerous MN non-profit board openings c/o MAP for Nonprofits:
Pollenite Nels Leafblad and friends “The Sota Boys” release new holiday tune “Christmas Forever”
500,000+ views of Carlson School of Management’s flash mob rendition of “Deck the Halls”
DJ Steve Porter “Tim Tebow — All He Does Is Win” mash-up
Will Ferrell’s free ads for Old Milwaukee in Davenport, IA
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Pollen will be taking a break for the holidays and will return to our regular publishing schedule beginning January 15, 2012. Have a great end to 2011 and wonderful holiday season! Thanks again for being part of Pollenation!!