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Hot topics, flaming cocktails mark Fried On Business 500th episode

A lot can happen in 10 years. When I started the Fried On Business program a decade ago, I could only dream about what it might become. Now, 500 shows later, I can look back with great satisfaction on the guests we’ve interviewed, the people we’ve helped, and the audience we’ve informed and entertained. Fried On Business celebrated it’s 500th …

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Fried On Business preps for historic Episode 500

Well, I can hardly believe it. The next show will be a milestone for the Fried On Business program. We will hit the magic number of 500 episodes. That’s right! 500 episodes of Fried On Business. It really seems like yesterday that this all started, and it’s been quite a journey. Especially 2018, for reasons that I’ll explain in a …

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BALL & CHAIN owner Fuller captivated by Little Havana

Little Havana is not Florence in the 1400’s, but it’s been undergoing no less of a Renaissance for the past five years, according to Bill Fuller, managing principal and co-owner of BALL & CHAIN and my latest guest on Fried On Business. It’s really just getting started, Bill said. He began investing in small-scale properties in 2002. In 2004, he …

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Work the room by controlling who’s in it, Ivan Misner says

It’s been far too long since he’s been on the show, but one of our favorite guests is Ivan Misner, the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, Austin, Texas. BNI is the world’s largest business networking organization. We love Ivan because he’s one heck of a nice guy. He’s also a wise man, and he’s put a number of …

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Reality of diversion ensures future of NFL, says author Leibovich

There’s a phrase – “inside baseball” – that gets bandied about whenever someone discusses the nitty gritty of a topic that usually isn’t of interest to everyone else. Well, we at Fried On Business went “inside football” during the latest episode, and I promise you it was anything but mundane. Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times …

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Restaurant expert Eismann offers tasty advice to developers

Here’s a question: How do you make $1 million in the restaurant business? Answer: Start with $10 million. Funny, yes, and rooted in truth. Without an experienced guide, opening a restaurant is an excellent way to lose your … assets. That’s where Jonathan Eismann comes in. He’s a former celebrity chef and now the founder of Chef Force One in …

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Marketing thread runs through RealConnex, Carlson Integrated interviews

If there was a single thread that ran through the most recent Fried On Business program, that thread might well indeed be marketing. Marketing is vital to almost everything we do in business – and perhaps in life. So it was a real treat to discuss it in the realms of real estate and social media. First up was Andreas …

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Resilience, efficiency are keys to new development, says placemaker Kobi Karp

Kobi Karp is a true expert and thought leader in the realm of what we call “placemaking” – that is, creating built environments that people actually want to frequent. So it was a real treat to have him in the Fried On Business studio recently to discuss his work and his perspective on development trends. Kobi is the founder and …

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FOB guests reveal what’s best about Miami-Dade Urban Debate League

Words, not violence. That’s the creed of the Miami-Dade Urban Debate League, which teaches young people the art of the argument – the art of discussing issues without resorting to violence. It’s been three years since MDUDL began its work in Miami-Dade County, and some of its best representatives were in the Fried On Business studio recently to give us …

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Beth Azor, Victoria Rogers bring class to Fried On Business set

During the latest Fried On Business show I enjoyed the presence of two very classy and accomplished ladies. Each brought to the microphone a level of expertise that made it a pleasure to share their insights with my audience. Beth Azor First up was Beth Azor, founder and owner of Azor Advisory Services. AAS owns and manages five shopping centers …

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