That quote was taken from the recent University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management profiled one of their alumni, Lars Leafblad, the founder of Pollen and one of Minnesota’s best connected professionals.
His impressive career has always been highlighted by a strong belief to keep people connected, and has culminated with this impressive network. Leafblad, who had been working as an executive recruiter and was overwhelmed by his friends, family and acquaintances seeking career advice, and started a newsletter to help address common questions and needs. From that, BePollen.com has grown to be a self-governing network that includes over 6,000 members, who provide each other with career and civic engagement opportunities, and professional and personal growth.
Pollen’s crowd sourced newsletters are published twice a month, with content appearing on MinnPost.
What a great resource and what a great sentiment! And we can’t help but agree with Mr. Leafblad’s assessment that Minnesota has the “civic DNA of being willing to help one another.”