Category Archives: Economy & Business

Conscious Capitalism Coming of Age

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Related articles at Harvard Business Review and WetheP, Inc.  Updated, May 2013 A year ago, in April 2012, I published the first draft of this essay, then called “Killer App for Angel Investors: Authenticity.” To my delight, ideas like these are taking off. Not only at start-up enterprises […]

Big-boy NASA and small Girl-led Biz launch jobs

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By Charles Bolden and Darlene Miller  Seattle, Washington February 3, 2012 You may be wondering what the owner of a small, Minnesota-based, woman-owned machine parts company has in common with the Administrator of the world’s premier space exploration agency.  The answer was made clear this week […]

Un-Hoarding Hope

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  Also published in MinnPost. January 1,  2012 Mary Buelow is a budding writer whose ability to see through superficialities and shed light on hidden truths will take her far. More important is where her stories take others, by transporting subjects who don’t or can’t […]

Bill Moyers — We The People are our Civilization

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Also published in The Patch. Andrea Morisette Grazzini, August 2011 Earlier this summer Bill Moyers illuminated for me a critical relationship between civic leaders and citizens. He was speaking at the home of Minneapolis attorney Clayton D. Halunen at a discussion on Ranked Choice Voting. Amid divergent interpretations […]

Peace Activists Find Bipartisan Support at Straw Poll

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  Excerpted from Coleen Rowley’s reflections about peace-leaders’ engagement at campaign events. Coleen Rowley, August 2011 Thousands of attendees at Iowa’s recent Republican straw poll responded positively to the “Come Home America” message a group of citizens and I brought there. The Des Moines news […]

From Bipartisan Blame to Civilized Change

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What Basketball has to do with Arizona assassinations

Super Bowl v. SOTU

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    Reprinted from Twin Cities Daily January’s Super Bowl and State of the Union Speech always offer plenty to watch.  And for citizens and jocks alike: the chance to see stars and lesser souls connecting together.  With the potential to win big, Or, not.

Immigrants = Economic Assets

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Also published in TC Daily Planet. I missed my bicultural neighbors when I moved from Eagan, Minnesota. Among them were Ukranian and Ghanaian immigrants, both two-parent families led by business owners. They didn’t speak perfect English, but were great neighbors. They brought my family home-cooked […]

Citizen music solving public problems

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Andrea Grazzini Walstrom explains how citizens “perform” public solutions

A common-citizen’s power to challenge powerful forces

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Rosalina Gomez is “just” a janitor. But she has executives from two of the largest banks in the country scrambling. More hopefully — so are the media. The top story in today’s Star Tribune business section, by Neal St. Anthony, covers Gomez’s effort to get […]