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Rob from New Orleans is working to transform Minnesota by ‘through AI, entrepreneurship, mentorship, connecting, governance, and inspiring.’.

The Albert R. Lepage Professor in Business at Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business and Executive Director of the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Rob Lalka, has a wealth of experience leading initiatives to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. He is dedicated to teaching and inspiring the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs, to build companies built on strong and humane values. As an investor, he has backed a number of promising companies and has been instrumental in their growth. As an incubator, he offers mentorship and resources to early-stage companies, helping them navigate the challenges of building a business. As a connector, he brings people from different industries and backgrounds together to collaborate on new and exciting projects. And as a board member and leader, he has a proven track record of governance and strategic decision making, having served on various boards and leading teams to success.

Lalka is committed to using his knowledge and experience to benefit the state of Minnesota. He currently serves on the boards of Public Democracy, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, and Venture For America in New Orleans, and is the author of a forthcoming book, The Venture Alchemists, from Columbia University Press. His combination of academic, policy, and private sector experience makes him uniquely qualified to help Minnesota address its most pressing issues and create a better future for its citizens. He is ready to do his part to bring about positive change in the state and his passion for Star Wars also continues to inspire and energize him.

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Rob's work aligns with 5 of the United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goals.

To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Rob’s work contributes towards the 5 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

There is no point of United We Transform and working smart locally if we don’t connect to our wider humanity.

Rob will cut through "Minnesota Nice” by sharing ‘their’ personality.

This is an AI generated perspective of Rob’s personality. Research indicates accuracy of 95% for anyone with an online social presence.

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Rob tends to be results-focused and likely thrives in a fast-paced environment.


OVERVIEW:

Tie your product back to Rob's specific personal or professional goals. Explain how what you have to offer will help him accomplish them.

What comes naturally to Rob

  • Working with a sense of urgency

  • Completing projects more quickly than others

  • Prioritizing personal career advancement over job security


COMMUNICATON:

Rob is likely to be assertive and bold. They are likely to appreciate when others are confident and to-the-point. Push for your ideas or opinions, but be prepared to support your reasoning.

When speaking to Rob

  • Let him take the lead

  • Share a compelling story

  • Avoid being quiet or reserved


MOTIVATION:

Rob is often motivated by ambitious goals and exciting competition. They tend to find value in achievement and feel energized when they accomplish something great.

What motivates Rob

  • Opportunities to advance

  • Leading others

  • Making quick decisions


WORK:

Rob likes challenge, so don't hesitate to call them out. They can have a big personality, so don't be shy if you're feeling overwhelmed. Speak up and get their attention. Expect some friendly competition, but know that they are focused on the team's best interest. Take confident action to earn their respect and keep it by delivering on promises and discovering new opportunities.

When working with Rob

  • Implement good ideas quickly

  • Don't be afraid to take risks

  • Always focus on the team's overall goal

By publishing their virtual Fingerprint, allows others to get to know them a little better.

Rob’s Fingerprint is created by mining 100+ public websites to create an index of weighted terms from Rob’s online activity.

State's Policy Planning Staff

Superior Honor Award

Tulane University's

Albert Lepage Center

Freeman School's Excellence

Intellectual Contributions Award

Columbia University Press

Meritorious Honor Award

Harvard Business School

Rob Lalka

Lepage Professor

Executive Director

New Orleans

Village Capital

Buffett Foundation

State's Office

Global Partnerships

Public Democracy

Blue Cross

Blue Shield

Yale University

cum laude

master's degree

Duke University

State's Policy Planning Staff

Superior Honor Award

Tulane University's

Albert Lepage Center

Freeman School's Excellence

Intellectual Contributions Award

Columbia University Press

Meritorious Honor Award

Harvard Business School

Rob Lalka

Lepage Professor

Executive Director

New Orleans

Village Capital

Buffett Foundation

State's Office

Global Partnerships

Public Democracy

Blue Cross

Blue Shield

Yale University

cum laude

master's degree

Duke University

We share this information in order to break down silos, enable learning from others and empower collaboration across Minnesota.

A quick pause to thank our employers:

We can represent as individuals. But we also need to connect our companies, their products and budgets to transform….

How can we influence the media with our corporate budgets to make the changes necessary in our state?

Please check out my organizations website to see if it could serve yours.

Thank youTulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Businessfor supporting United We Transform!

How can Rob extended network contribute to enhancing local efforts?

To collaborate better, we need to connect across silos. We need to connect better within silos. Often times the best answer is just a cubicle away that you never would have thought of. Sometimes it is an ocean away.

We are now simply providing people here to help you connect and be more successful in your career, but right now… for Minnesota!

Vincent Pecararo
Digital Transformation Leader, Department of Defense


KEYWORDS
Digital Transformation
Daycare Management
Contracting
B21

PRESUADE WITH
Kindness
Contracting details
Concrete evidence
Sincerity

DIGITAL RATING

12

Colter Lease
Art Director, Creative Lead, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Photoshop
Art Direction
Spray Pain Art
Artificial Intelligence

PRESUADE WITH
Creativity
Art
Design
Parenthood

DIGITAL RATING

36

Nathalia Luna
Solution Designer, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Data science
Graphs
Design Thinking
Real Time Work

PRESUADE WITH
Travel
Remote Working
Real time feedback
Quick thinking

DIGITAL RATING

45

Jack Burgess
Facilitator, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Landscape Painting
Skateboards
Facilitation
Design Methodology

PRESUADE WITH
Rural settings
Artistic Influence
MGT Models
Low tech

DIGITAL RATING

22

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