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November 25, 2015

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More than water: Innovations found in Israel's water supply

A new book, “Let There Be Water” by American businessman and writer Seth Siegel, offers a detailed look at how a host of policies and initiatives have brought water self-sufficiency to Israel's 8 million citizens. read more >

Golden opportunities in Florida

The Golden Spoon Awards recognize Florida's top restaurants. And this year, editor Chris Sherman outdid himself yet again, writing about one of the latest trends — “fiery fusion cuisine.” read more >

Florida Icon: Carlton Ward Jr.

“My mom always encouraged a sense of wonder in me about things, like picking up seashells and learning the difference between univalves and bivalves,” says Florida environmental photographer Carlton Ward Jr. The eighth-generation Floridian shares other lessons he's learned along the way. read more >

Into the woods: Florida lawmakers ignore Amendment 1

The people of Florida have told their elected officials that they value places like Corkscrew Swamp. In response, the Legislature basically told the voters to drop dead... read more >

Florida Icon: Mel Tillis

Entertainer Mel Tillis talks about life as a stutterer and singer. Tillis is 83 and lives in Ocala, Florida. read more >

Setting the pace: Lawyer Erin Deady is an environmental steward

Erin Deady's love of the environment led her into law. read more >

In step with Florida's public universities

Universities create communities that last a lifetime. I had to opportunity to tour the campuses of both Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University in south Florida. read more >

In good company: Gina Duncan's story

When Greg Pingston decided to become Gina Duncan, she found support from her employer. read more >

Hilarie Bass - Greenberg Traurig's commitment to Florida

Hilarie Bass, Co-President of Greenberg Traurig, emphasizes the global-reaching law firm's commitment to Florida, notes upcoming changes in legal marketplace fees and discusses business law case settlements. read more >

Florida has 35 billionaires on Forbes list of richest Americans

On Tuesday, Forbes announced its 34th annual Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans. read more >

Robert M. 'Bob' Beall II is a Florida ‘Icon'

Lessons from Bealls department store chairman, Bob Beall. read more >

Making a case for Enterprise Florida

Enterprise Florida, the state's public-private partnership to attract business, says its incentive toolkit is running out of money — it has just $9 million, an amount that's supposed to last through the middle of 2016. That's not nearly enough. read more >

A famous juggler's concrete plans

By the time Anthony Commarota was 8, he had become one of the best jugglers in the world, appearing on the ABC variety show “That's Incredible.” read more >

A taxing topic

Some business advocates like to tout Florida as a “low-tax” state. But as a recent Florida TaxWatch publication comparing Florida with other states points out, Florida's low-tax reputation is a “complicated” issue. read more >

Orlando City Soccer Club behaves like a real business

Orlando City Soccer Club owners put together a deal with the city of Orlando and Orange County for a $115-million facility with about 20,000 seats... read more >

Peter Meinke - A life in poetry

Peter Meinke, poet laureate of Florida, reflects on a life of poetry. read more >

Florida's strong growth

Now that Florida has passed the 20-million population mark, what are the implications? read more >

Carl Hiaasen is a Florida ‘Icon'

The writer and columnist talks about his life and about “a glorious abundance of weirdness and depravity” in Florida. read more >

Generational diversity

A successful enterprise may succeed by marketing to one specific group and hiring people who most resemble and understand that group. Or they may succeed through diversity, welcoming people of all ages, colors, faiths and skills and helping them work together. read more >

Millennial magnets: Healthy downtowns and urban cores

Either consciously or serendipitously, many Florida communities have been redeveloping their urban cores in ways that position them well to attract millennials and the businesses that hire them. read more >

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