Kari Larson, Editor & Publisher

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Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Writer
Location Minnesota, United States
Introduction Kari Larson is a free-agent writer, small-business champion, local SEO [search engine optimization] expert, and PR and social media strategist. She’s contributed to award-winning local, regional, national and global print, online and audio-visual media, and contracted with several small businesses, educational institutions, not-for-profit groups, public agencies, and Fortune- and Forbes 500 companies. Her short list of clients includes 1099: The Magazine for Independent Professionals, 3M Co., Bemidji State University, Business Ethics Magazine, Cyber Sea Inc., Diversity Council [Rochester, Minn.], Ernst & Young, General Mills, Guthrie Theater, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Technology, National Youth Leadership Council, State of Minnesota, Treetop Heights Bed & Breakfast, University of Minnesota, Vezone: The Vision & Enterprise Zone, and Wireless Ronin Technologies.
Interests Small business, alternative health, social entrepreneurship, socially responsible investing [SRI], corporate social responsibility [CSR], sustainability, green energy, diversity, politics, social justice, environmental conservation, film, philanthropy, youth development, service learning, brain health, disc golf, hiking, photography
Favorite Movies A Beautiful Mind, All the President's Men, An Inconvenient Truth, Any Given Sunday, Big, Billy Elliot, Bless the Beasts & the Children, Bob Roberts, The Candidate, Chocolat, Christmas Angel, Dead Poets Society, Electric Horseman, Erin Brockovich, Field of Dreams, Forrest Gump, Good Will Hunting, It's a Wonderful Life, League of Their Own, Miracle on 34th Street, Network, November Christmas, Ordinary People, Postcards from the Edge, The Pursuit of Happyness, Quiz Show, Remember the Titans, Seabiscuit, Singin' in the Rain, The Sting, Thelma & Louise, Titanic, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Truman Show, Up, Wag the Dog, Wall Street, Wizard of Oz, You've Got Mail
Favorite Music Margie Adam, Adele, Alive!, Average White Band, Basia, Archie Bell & The Drells, Black-Eyed Peas, Cher, Coldplay, Phil Collins, Dixie Chicks, Jake Donze, Earth Wind & Fire, Gloria Estefan, Everything But the Girl, Marvin Gaye, Hall & Oates, Hiroshima, India.Arie, Michael Jackson, Al Jarreau, Alicia Keys, Dave Koz, k.d. lang, John Legend, Annie Lennox, Chuck Mangione, Barry Manilow, Maroon 5, John Mayer, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Rhiannon, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Boz Scaggs, Ben Sidran, Simply Red, The Supremes, Swing Out Sister, The Temptations, U2, W.G. Snuffy Walden, Young-Holt Unlimited
Favorite Books The $100 Startup, 1984, The 4-Hour Chef, The 4-Hour Workweek, Always Looking Up, The Artist's Way, The Attractor Factor, Blink, Brave New World, Canterbury Tales, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, CrazyBusy, Creating Affluence, Creative Visualization, Delivered From Distraction, Driven to Distraction, Ecological Intelligence, Everyman, Excuses Begone!, Feeling Good, Flow, Free Agent Nation, The Intelligent Investor, Life's Missing Instruction Manual, The Little Prince, Me, The Motley Fool Investment Guide, The Motley Fool's Rule Breakers Rule Makers, One Up on Wall Street, Outliers, Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable, Rule #1, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, The Science of Getting Rich, The Secret, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good, Simpleology, Small Is Beautiful, Small Is the New Big, Stumbling on Happiness, Taming Your Gremlin, The Tapping Solution, Think & Grow Rich, The Tipping Point, Walden, Walden Two, Women & Money, Your Money or Your Life

What would you wear for camouflage if you were hiding in a gingerbread house?

A 200-pound, dark chocolate Hershey's Kiss