Bruce Gjovig talks more innovation in the Bakken

Bruce Gjovig

Bruce Gjovig is no stranger to pioneering and innovation in business.  The founder of UND’s Center of Innovation joined MacTalk to discuss his latest writing project which chronicles agricultural innovation in northwest Minnesota and North Dakota.

While on the subject of innovation Bruce, a native of western North Dakota,  proudly recounts the petroleum extraction revolution that began in the Bakken which has made the United States an energy exporter and changed strategic equations for the nation. However, he’s most excited about current efforts underway in the Bakken to continue that extraction revolution by extracting a higher percentage of petroleum from the shale in the Bakken.


Mike Berg
Former Football Coach
Grand Forks Central HS

Mike Berg talks housing, education, teacher’s unions, the political power of teachers in a community, explains the concept behind  “tenure,” charter schools vs public schools and choice in education, innovation in public education, how the change in the composition and lifestyle of the “family” has forced schools to change, leadership in the UND Athletic Department, political compromise, leadership expectations in different organizations and the media.

This is the “no kidding” FIRST conversation Mike Berg and I have ever had on these issues. Listen to an extremely broad and interesting conversation with a man who has spent his entire life educating and leading in his community.

Mike has very definite things to say about public education and school choice.  A GREAT discussion with articulate, measured and strong opinions.  GREAT STUFF!