University of Minnesota Commencement speech – May 10th 2013

Steve Blank

Minnesota is a wonderful place to hunt, fish, canoe, raise kids, and pursue lots of interests other than just your job. They struck out across the country and ended up here in Minnesota. I am honored to be with you as we gather to celebrate your graduation.

Minnesota's Minimum Wage Hike and Why It's Important

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Minnesota follows Connecticut and Maryland in raising state minimum wage. Minnesota workers earning the minimum wage will see yearly raises under a bill given final approval Thursday that pushes the hourly rate to $9.50 Minnesota last raised its minimum wage in 2005.

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How This Company's 'Buy One, Get One Free' Promo Turned Into a Scandal

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MyPillow potentially faces investigation by the Minnesota attorney general, FTC, and FCC for running a 'buy one, get one free' ad campaign too long

Jordan Murphy leads Minnesota past Western Carolina

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14 Minnesota cruised past Western Carolina 92-64 on Sunday MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jordan Murphy had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and No.

The 10 Fastest-Growing, Private Companies in Minneapolis

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Meet the rapid-growth companies dominating Minnesota''s bigger Twin City

How 'One Simple Act' in Leadership Can Change Everything

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Who knew he would go on to play college basketball and become an executive with the Minnesota Vikings Kevin Warren had no idea if he would recover from a serious bike injury as a child.

These Two States Are Innovation Hotbeds for These Two Reasons

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Find out why California and Minnesota are the most innovation-friendly states in the nation

3 Key Ingredients to Customer Service Success

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If my recent visit to a pizzeria in Minnesota is any indication, they are not using any of them Customer service should emphasize three main ingredients.

University of Minnesota Commencement speech – May 10th 2013

Steve Blank

Minnesota is a wonderful place to hunt, fish, canoe, raise kids, and pursue lots of interests other than just your job. They struck out across the country and ended up here in Minnesota. I am honored to be with you as we gather to celebrate your graduation.

North Carolina man killed by police in Minnesota identified

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AP) — Authorities have identified a carjacking suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting in east-central Minnesota PAUL, Minn. (AP)

NC couple sought in Virginia shooting arrested in Minnesota

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AP) — A North Carolina couple charged in a shooting in Virginia that left a woman seriously injured has been arrested in Minnesota RICHMOND, Va. (AP)

Burlington couple sought in Virginia shooting arrested in Minnesota

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Authorities are still looking for 84-year-old Harold Dean Simpson, of Burlington who was reported missing Saturday. Police found Simpson's car in Virginia on Monday

Morris, Minnesota put away UNC-Wilmington 108-82

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Morris scored a career-high 24 points as Minnesota defeated UNC Wilmington 108-82 on Saturday

Vikings-Panthers Capsule

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Hollins leads Minnesota past Wake, 84-69

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AP) — Andre Hollins scored a season-high 27 points and Minnesota beat Wake Forest 84-69 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP)

Ice Cold Ice by Hüsker Dü - I’ve got Minnesota on my mind,

Mark Birch

Ice Cold Ice by Hüsker Dü - I’ve got Minnesota on my mind, or at least that is what it feels like outside since yesterday. I figured it was appropriate then to keep warm by spinning some tunes from Minnesota natives Hüsker Dü this morning. Husker Du Ice Cold Ice Warehouse: Songs and Stories Minnesota Bob Mould Grant Hart hardcoreTo be fair though, 17 degrees in NYC is way better than the -17 degrees Fahrenheit in Minneapolis.

Mathieu, Minnesota pull away from WCarolina, 84-64

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — DeAndre Mathieu had 16 points and six assists, one of five players for Minnesota who scored in double digits, to help the Golden Gophers pull away from Western Carolina after a slug

Minnesota college system bars team travel to North Carolina

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A Minnesota state university system is prohibiting athletics teams from traveling to tournaments in North Carolina this spring after that state passed a law limiting LGBT protectionsPAUL, Minn. —

Minnesota college system bars team travel to North Carolina

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AP) — A Minnesota state university system is prohibiting athletics teams from traveling to tournaments in North Carolina this spring after that state passed a law limiting LGBT protecPAUL, Minn. (AP)

Minnesota college system bars team travel to North Carolina

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AP) — A Minnesota state university system is prohibiting athletics teams from traveling to tournaments in North Carolina this spring after that state passed a law limiting LGBT protecPAUL, Minn. (AP)

Minnesota college system bars team travel to North Carolina

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A Minnesota state university system is prohibiting athletics teams from traveling to tournaments in North Carolina this spring after that state passed a law limiting LGBT protecPAUL, Minn. (AP)

Tribe hopes to bring elk back to northeastern Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Majestic wild elk once roamed most of Minnesota before hunters killed them off. Now the Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe hopes to bring them back to the tribe's ancestral territory in nor

Online Education Start-up Banned in Minnesota

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Coursera was forced to shut down its free online educational courses in Minnesota because of a long-standing state statute. Online education platform Coursera has been banned in Minnesota because it did not obtain the state’s permission to operate within its borders.

Austin-based HealthTronics Acquires HealthTech Solutions

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Austin-based HealthTronics this week announced it has acquired Plymouth, Minnesota-based HealthTech Solutions. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Group of Minnesota women taking quilts to soldiers

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A group of western Minnesota women is embarking on a weeklong journey to deliver hundreds of handmade quilts to soldiers at a North Carolina Army base UNDERWOOD, Minn. —

JonnyPops – Frozen Pops Business Comes Into Fruition

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“ JonnyPops is a homegrown Minnesota company,” says Wray. They hope to rent a trailer to sell JonnyPops at the Minnesota State Fair, in addition to area zoos, museums, restaurants, and farmers’ markets. by Catherine Monson. Coconut Pineapple Paradise.

No. 14 Duke women use fast start to top Minnesota, 84-64

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14 Duke used a fast start to get past Minnesota 84-64 in tDURHAM, N.C. (AP) AP) — Azura Stevens picked up her fifth double-double of the season, putting up 26 points and pulling down 11 rebounds, and No.

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The Minnesota Company Solving India's Energy Shortage

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So how on earth did a little company from Minnesota land a contract there to create a cloud-based energy modeling platform that is being used as part of India’s new mandatory energy code?

Minnesota eliminates Wake Forest 8-3 in College Station

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Rodriguez, Dunshee lead Wake Forest past Minnesota in NCAA

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Seahawks thaw out from Minnesota, move on in the postseason

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) AP) — Despite all of his rapid optimism, there came a point in the NFC wild-card game where doubt creeped into Pete Carroll's mind

Steve Blank's Essential Entrepreneurial Advice

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Serial entrepreneur and author Steve Blank gave the commencement speech at the University of Minnesota. His advice is relevant for anyone starting up. inc_clean_text

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How to Change the World

Loved appearing on Minnesota Public Radio with Kerri Miller. In this episode of Midmorning we discussed Apple, Enchantment, and hockey—not necessarily in that order. Buy Enchantment now

Keenum, Vikings can clinch NFC North with win over Panthers

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AP) — Case Keenum's improbable season has the Minnesota Vikings thinking playoffs CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)

Two New Techstars Programs – Mobility/Detroit and Techstars++/Mayo Clinic

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And – if you missed it, Techstars also launched a new program with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota called Techstars++ with the Mayo Clinic. I’m fascinated with Detroit. When I was there in October 2012 with my partners Ryan and Jason to run the Detroit Marathon we talked about the idea of getting more involved there in some way. Jason grew up in Detroit and has lots of stories there. He goes back regularly to visit his parents and Ann Arbor where he went to school.

Getting Lean in Education – By Getting Out of the Classroom

Steve Blank

Don then recruited Karl Smith from the University of Minnesota to pilot a class of 9 teams made up of STEM educators. This week the National Science Foundation goes Lean on education by providing $1.2 million to educators who want to bring their classroom innovations to a wider audience.

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How to Start the Process of Moving Your Business

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If you’re choosing to move across state lines, to, say, Minnesota, and you’re taking employees with you, have you asked yourself, what are the best places to live in Minnesota?

Driving As A Courier Or Delivery Person

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You need to pay out for things such as driving tuition, a Minnesota Permit Practice Test if you live in the Land of 10,000 Lakes for example, and the final test before you can take to the road as a fully qualified driver. Wherever you live, learning to drive is not cheap.