Enterprising Minnesotans: 150 Years of Business Pioneers by Stephen George
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Enterprising Minnesotans: 150 Years of Business Pioneers
Univ Of Minnesota Press (September 21, 2005)
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Experience the adventurous spirit of James Madison Goodhue, who established the Minnesota Pioneer newspaper, and African American journalist John Quincy Adams, founder of the Appeal, now the Minneapolis Spokesman-Recorder. Find out how Rose Totino, a daughter of poor Italian immigrants, advanced from running her own pizzeria to perfecting the production of frozen pizzas, to becoming a multimillionaire top executive with Pillsbury. Learn about the strength of entrepreneurial families like the Daytons and Fullers, and partnerships such as Jimmy Jam Harris and Terry Lewis, who turned their own successful careers as musicians into an influential R and B production company, Flyte Tyme Records.
Through fascinating stories, Enterprising Minnesotans honors the creativity, tenacity, and boldness that enabled these men and women to transform their dreams into success.
Stephen George is a management consultant and business writer based in the Twin Cities.
Marilyn Carlson Nelson is chair and CEO of Carlson Companies. She was named one of the most powerful women in business by Fortune magazine.
Published in cooperation with the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.