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Interview with Kris Lien of North 40 Digital

Kris Lien leads North 40 Digital, a marketing consultancy working with businesses of all sizes to enhance their digital capabilities. With nearly 20 years working on brands like the Minnesota Twins,, and Capella University, Kris is also dad to 2 kids, a 9 year-old daughter and 4-year old son. He’s growing a business but still makes time for the good stuff with his family.

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Even Bold Women Get the Blues: Self-Doubt & Confidence

My dad tells the story that on the day I was born, I exited the womb demanding to know, “who used to be in charge here?” Confidence has never been something I’ve lacked – for better or for worse – but that doesn’t mean that I don’t experience self doubt. The trick is to not let it dictate your actions.

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The Ponytail Posse: Robotics and Role Models

The Ponytail Posse is a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team in Shoreview, MN. They are an all-girl team in an increasingly gender-diverse program from FIRST, an international robotics and engineering program with activities from kindergarten through high school. This team has been together since elementary school, starting with FIRST’s Lego...

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The Rise of the Freelance Economy

A few months ago, Fast Company published an article on the rise of the freelance economy called the New Rules of Work. The reaction I saw from friends and colleagues sharing the link was surprisingly polarized, breaking along strong generational lines. Those in the mid/late stages of their career struggle...