Inspiration and Ideas


August 12, 2019

Nick Fauchald Q&A

Nick Fauchald is the co-author of Cocktail Codex , which was named the 2019 James Beard Foundation Book of the Year.

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July 29, 2019

Craig Kaiser Q&A

Craig Kaiser is the co-founder and ingredient genius behind the hot-sauce company Cry Baby Craig’s.

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July 15, 2019

Brian Voerding Q&A

Two years ago, Brian Voerding left journalism to start the non-profit Engage Winona. It’s working even better than he could have imagined.

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July 2, 2019

Ellen Walthour Q&A

As executive director of The BrandLab, Ellen Walthour is on a mission to create career opportunities for young people from all backgrounds.

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June 12, 2019

Marya Hornbacher Q&A

Marya Hornbacher became a literary superstar at age 23 with “Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia” and has been dazzling readers ever since. She takes us into her writing process and explains how all good ideas have value.

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June 3, 2019

Mark Mallman Q&A

Mark Mallman has performed a 78-hour concert, sang upside down at 7th Street Entry, and penned a critically acclaimed memoir. We asked him about his seemingly bottomless well of creativity.

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May 21, 2019

Adam Levy Q&A

Adam Levy of the Honeydogs shares how he turns his songs into earworms.

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May 13, 2019

Ben Deutsch Q&A

Ben Deutsch reflects on his 25 years in corporate communications at Coca-Cola and looks to the future.

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May 7, 2019

Laurie Visee Q&A

It’s easy to talk to your best customers. Good research helps you cast a wider net.

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April 26, 2019

Stephen Baird Q&A

Lawyer Stephen Baird is the great idea protector of the Twin Cities.

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