July 23, 2014

People Archive

Sometimes, efficiency Is overrated

A recent experience refinancing my house made me think of one of my most memorable classroom experiences. In graduate school, for reasons I've forgotten, I chose a class with the charmless title of “Operations Management.” read more >

Reflecting on President Kennedy's assasination 50 years ago

Astoundingly enough, this month marks the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. read more >

W. George Allen is a 'Florida Icon'

Attorney, in 1962 became the first African-American graduate of the University of Florida, Fort Lauderdale; age 77 read more >

Homeowner finds going green will pay for itself - eventually

A 40-year-old, 4,000-sq.-ft. ranch-style home in the Miami area can cost a lot of money to cool... read more >

Q&A with Arthur Keiser of Keiser University

Arthur Keiser, chancellor of Keiser University, discusses the role his school plays in training Florida's "adult learners." read more >

Just Ask Boo - Miami-Dade Business Profile

Readers use the email newsletter Just Ask Boo, which has editions in Miami-Dade (two), Broward and Palm Beach counties... read more >

Tech Jewel: Robots Invade Miami

In December, at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, 14 of the most sophisticated robots in the world will compete in a simulation... read more >

CEO Sounding Board: Gaming in Florida

Question: When the Legislature takes up gaming in 2014, what should it implement? read more >

Freedom Rising

Late this summer, I had the rare pleasure of attending the movies with our whole family since both sons were home from college. We saw The Butler... read more >

Tom James is a 'Florida Icon'

Chairman, Raymond James Financial, St. Petersburg; age 69 read more >

Positive signs in commercial real estate

Justin Beck, president of Beck Property, a major full-service real estate company, talks about the commercial market's recent positive signs. read more >

Florida's cities are on the rise

Thomas Friedman recently penned a fascinating column about the increasing importance of cities in determining the future of our nation... read more >

Florida's ties to Israel

Florida is stepping up efforts to attract Israeli firms. read more >

Patrick Smith is a 'Florida Icon'

Author, Merritt Island; age 85 read more >

BioFront Technologies

Jason Robotham, an FSU post-doctorate research scientist, launched BioFront Technologies in 2010, aided by co-founder, FSU biological sciences professor Hengli Tang. read more >

Author Jeff Klinkenberg on 'Weird Florida'

Jeff Klinkenberg, culture writer for the Tampa Bay Times and author of a new book, Alligators in B-Flat, talks about whether Florida deserves its weird reputation. read more >

Video Q& A with Kevin Morgan of Crystal Lagoons

Kevin Morgan, CEO of Crystal Lagoons USA, discusses the Crystal Lagoons technology and its role in aiding real estate, tourism, and industry, globally and in Florida. read more >

Riding high: Florida Trend enjoys another fine year

I'm proud to report that Florida Trend is enjoying another fine year. Consider the following: read more >

Re-education in Florida

The young Floridians who graduated from high school this spring all left with diplomas, but it has become a fact of life that the traditional diploma has become an empty vessel in terms of what it tells a college or employer. read more >

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