Minnesota Public Radio is kicking off the new year with a new event series entitled, "Conversations on the Creative Economy." Highlighting a slew of stellar speakers over the next five months, January's session features Doug Baker of Ecolab. The event will be recorded for possible future broadcast on MPR News, so get your ticket today to be "in" the newsroom!
Conversations on the Creative Economy
January 28, 2015 7:30 AM
New Series! “Conversations on the Creative Economy”
Creativity and innovation are critical for corporations to thrive in the hypercompetitive global economy. What drives creativity in an organization? How can management nurture innovative thinking? Join journalist Chris Farrell for breakfast and an engaging, deep discussion about these issues with Doug Baker, CEO of Ecolab, Inc. Founded and headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ecolab is a Minnesota corporate success story with global impact. This program will be taped for possible future broadcast on MPR News.
Cost: $15 (includes breakfast). MPR Members receive a $3.00 discount.
Doors open at 7:00 a.m., program begins promptly at 7:30 a.m. There will be no late seating as this event is being recorded for broadcast. Please arrive no later than 7:15am.
Chris Farrell: Senior economics contributor at APM's Marketplace and economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio. Columnist for Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Next Avenue and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Author of "Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and the Good Life."
Doug Baker: Doug Baker is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Ecolab Inc. Baker joined Ecolab in 1989, following seven years in brand management at Procter & Gamble. Baker has received numerous awards and recognition throughout his career. Most recently, he was named 2014 Responsible CEO of the Year by Corporate Responsibility Magazine.