Founder, Twin Cities RISE!
End of the Rainbow: "I just saw a terrific performance of this show in Minneapolis. It's not to be missed when it hits Broadway."
In the Garden of Beasts:"Erik Larson's book is a chilling account of prewar Berlin."
VP of business development and new media, Atlas Obscura
Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, a Tale of Love and Fallout: "I'm captivated by Lauren Redniss's unparalleled illustrated biography about the peril and potential of radiation."
QI: "I can't stop watching this British comedy quiz show, hosted by the incomparable Stephen Fry. It's a consistent stream of belly laughs during discussions about strange and amazing subjects like the Sour Toe Cocktail Club in the Yukon."
CEO, Sonic Emotion
The Happiness Advantage: "In his book on leadership, Shawn Achor looks at the importance of social and psychological sciences in business. I've purchased it for my management team, colleagues, and partners."
Deepti Sharma Kapur
The September Issue: "This 2009 documentary about Anna Wintour gives a glimpse into how one of the most influential women in the world operates her business and life. It's very inspiring to see the heights we can achieve with the right attitude and the right people around us."
Clipboard: "This service lets you easily clip web content you like so you can have it forever."
Scoutmob: "Scoutmob's deals are much more relevant than those from Groupon and the like. The app focuses on restaurants; people like deals, and restaurants like new clients, so it's a win-win!"
Model Mayhem: "This portfolio website for photographers and professional models really gets my creative juices flowing. I can channel my love for photography and lighting to build a vision, put out a casting call, and work side by side with high-level pros to build something none of us could do separately."
Tuneselect: "This feature on my Sirius XM radio is my favorite way to discover new artists."
Pinterest: "I'm not clicking—I'm pinning. I'm obsessed with Pinterest for both myself and Edition01."
Livetheprocess.com:"I'm excited about this health and wellness site, which my friend is launching. It's about balancing life for the modern, cosmopolitan person."
Parenthood: "My wife and I have a 5-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son, so we fit right into the age demographic of this show."
First Lego League: "I'm coaching my son's junior First Lego League team. It's a way for me to actively participate in something with him beyond just playing."
A version of this article appeared in the June 2012 issue of Fast Company magazine.