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Florida Cabinet, medical marijuana and the intersection of politics and health

There was an intersection of politics and health on the latest Fried On Business show when my niece, Nikki Fried, and Dr. Michelle Weiner came on board to talk about medical marijuana and other topics. Nikki is running as a Democrat for the post of Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Yes, that is a mouthful, and it sounds …

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Pro investor Guterman says hope no substitute for data

For all of its rewards, real estate can be a treacherous business. And if you’ve survived and thrived in these waters for 50 years – like Gerald Guterman – I’d say people should listen when you speak. Gerry is a legendary real estate investor and founder of Guterman Partners. He spoke to me recently during a special edition of Fried …

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Authentic people build great businesses, says branding expert Bruce Turkel

The Bard said it best: “To thine own self be true.” That was good advice in Shakespeare’s day, and it’s good advice today. By why is it great to be yourself? To be transparent? To be authentic? Bruce Turkel, our resident branding expert, was in the studio recently to explain. He said the Internet revolution has made it possible for …

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On Wynwood, the business of radio, and more

There are a lot of advantages to having your own radio show. Near the top of the list is having a platform from which to share my thoughts on many subjects – disparate though they may be. Some things came to mind during the most recent Fried On Business program, so I wanted to take a moment to share them …

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Miami condo market future will be something to behold, experts tell Fried On Business

“Lo and behold.” These words tend to herald the advent of something unexpected. Inevitable, perhaps, but something unforeseen by many. More often than not, the turn is for the worse. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and we had both perspectives on the Fried On Business program recently to discuss the Miami condo market. First up were the …

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Business expert James S. Cassel talks economy and enterprise

It was all business on the latest episode of Fried On Business as the excellent James S. Cassel joined me to discuss the climate for free enterprise today. Jimmy, of course, is the co-founder and chairman of Cassel Salpeter & Co., a middle-market investment banking firm that, among other things: – Helps sell companies. – Raises capital for companies. – …

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‘Alligator’ Ron Bergeron leads lineup of Fried On Business heavy hitters

Many of you know that I love baseball. I relish the opportunity to relax and watch the Miami Marlins take the field in America’s favorite pastime. Well, keeping with the baseball analogy, we had three power hitters on the Fried On Business program to talk about everything from Horatio Alger to real estate capital. Local boy makes good First up …

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Real estate capital markets, family offices highlight latest Fried On Business

Money may not make the world go ’round, but it certainly helps when you’re trying to get something done in real estate. That’s why money was the theme when Charles Foschini and DJ Van Keuren paid a visit to Fried On Business recently. Real Estate Capital Markets Charles, you may not know, moved to Miami 1983 to study marine biology. …

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Chinese business in Miami brings East to West

It was all about China – and Miami, of course – at Fried On Business as we talked to a couple of experts who are intimately acquainted with both. For starters, Jason A. Prescott, CEO of JP Communications Inc., told us about his upcoming Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami show. After two years of tremendous success in Toronto, Jason said, he …

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Kidney transplant pros gather for Vivian’s celebration of life

We had a celebration of life in the Fried On Business studios recently as some of the key people involved in Vivian’s successful kidney transplantation gathered to share their stories. Speaking of stories, by now you know ours. About four years ago, I received an emergency call and rushed home to find my wife, Vivian Fried, collapsed on the floor …

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