Thank you, Rollie Sullivan

Rollie Sullivan You never know when you will meet someone special.  I met a man in 2009 who would affect my life profoundly and I didn’t even know it at the time. Rollie Sullivan held the John and Elizabeth Myers Endowed Chair in Management at St. John’s University from 1983 to 1990.  Before that, he spent 45 years at First Bank Systems and was an adjunct professor at the University of … [Read more...]

Policy scribbling

(Source: Flikr Creative Commons) Governor Dayton delivered his State of the State address last night. I never used to pay much attention to them, but that changed in 2012. The evening of February 15, 2012, I gave a talk to Women, Wisdom, and Wine on Minnesota's economy and how it became above average.  It was a wonderful evening with an especially lively Q and A period. A nice part of … [Read more...]

A person’s reach

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,. Or what's a heaven for?" -- Robert Browning I first read this quote in Elmer Andersen's memoir A Man's Reach (with Lori Sturdevant) and it has stuck with me. It applies well to William E. (Bill) Clemens, benefactor of the St. Cloud area, generally, and the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University (CSB|SJU), in particular. Clemens … [Read more...]