August 23, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 3/25/2014

› Money manager David Kotok talks recovery, the middle class, and fishing
Sick and bedridden while putting the finishing touches on a book, British economist William Beveridge proclaimed “I have so much work to do” — before dying moments later. Those last words now motivate David Kotok to rise each morning, loop a tie around his neck and go into his office downtown in One Sarasota Tower.

› Florida NEXT and One Spark collaborate to boost creativity
Since its establishment three years ago by former banker and Florida CFO Alex Sink, the non-profit Florida NEXT Foundation has served to guide and encourage startups, business accelerators and tech initiatives statewide.

› Design for PortMiami soccer stadium revealed
A group led by retired English soccer star David Beckham is set to unveil its design for a European-style, open-air fútbol stadium at PortMiami.
» Related: Beckham making case for remaking port with soccer

› South Florida hotels see stellar February
Last month, Broward County hotels had another stellar performance with 90 percent occupancy, the highest February occupancy since 2008, according to data released from Smith Travel Research.

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