Read ideas, insights and advice shared with Pollen founder Lars Leafblad by some of his mentors.
Seth Godin thinks you’ve been brainwashed, and is here to help with seven ways to reinvent yourself.
University of Minnesota physicist Jim Kakalios was a scientific advisor for the film The Amazing Spiderman. He was asked to create an imaginary equation relating to cell regeneration and human mortality. Listen to him talk about the creative challenge of making entertainment scientifically accurate.
Pete Madson and Kai Worrel of New Magazine share seven lessons for doing business in China. Also, watch this video about the fast-growing medical market in China.
Check out pollenite Mary Chasin’s blog, The Will To Work, where she profiles professionals that inspire her.
Pat Fallon, chairman of Fallon Worldwide, wrote an opinion piece in the Star Tribune on why he opposes the MN Marriage Amendment.
Do you use Twitter for work? Are you using it effectively? Mashable put together a list of common Twitter mistakes made by marketers.
Vitality is a Webby Award-winning short video series that chronicles ordinary people reinventing themselves by following their deepest passions.
InCommons has announced the 73 semi-finalists of the Connect for Health Challenge. Check out the innovative project proposals, 20 of which will be awarded $20,000 grants, and one of which will be awarded a $100,000 grant.
Check out Pollenite Matthew Hunt’s blog on leadership, innovation and failure.
Calls To Action
Is your non profit looking for pro bono PR counsel? Weber Shandwick is now accepting applications for their 2012 pro bono non profit client.
The Headwaters Foundation for Justice is recruiting for the Fall 2012 Social Justice LEadership Institute. The Deadline for application is July 15.
The Minnesota High Tech Association is accepting applications for the 13th annual Minnesota Tekne Awards. The Tekne awards honor those who play a significant role in discovering new technologies that improve lifestyles and impact the lives and futures of people living in Minnesota and all over the world.
The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is accepting applications from Mental Health Professionals for their Families Moving Forward grant.
Do you have a colleague or friend with a disability working to launch or advance their own business endeavor? Nominate them today for the Judd Jacobson Memorial Award - the award recipient receives $5,000 to advance their business.