MNperspectives is an independent provider of timely, useful and unbiased information and perspective about business leadership, business issues and the economy in Minnesota.
This site is produced by Dale Kurschner, who for 30 years served as one of the Upper Midwest’s leading business journalists including as Editor in Chief of Twin Cities Business magazine 2010-2018. Today he helps business owners and leaders with strategy, strategic marketing and communication, and reputation/crisis management at Platinum Group, on various boards and as a city council member for the City of Excelsior, MN. Previously Kurschner, started and led corporate communications for OptumHealth, a division of UnitedHealth Group; led internal communication for Lawson Software; founded and led a private equity/venture capital research, analysis and publishing firm, and served as editor of Business Ethics Magazine and managing/acting editor of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Content on this site was originally sourced from weekly, live radio discussions with John Hines on WCCO-AM, Mondays at 10:35 a.m. and occasionally on interviews with KARE-11 TV. John retired in September 2018 and as he left, so did the segment that used this content. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on our economy and the waves of challenges it has created, content origination increased in May 2020 with the creation of “One Take CEO Interviews.” In each interview, Kurschner discusses with one CEO how he or she is leading through the COVID-19 pandemic and recession. Frank talk, no edits. All of the interviews are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and YouTube by searching for “One Take CEO Interviews.” (These interviews are independently produced with no funding or other financial affiliation with the companies that are interviewed.)
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