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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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Fried friends tackle branding, marijuana and online security in one show

We had a veritable smörgåsbord of content on the latest Fried On Business program. All of it providing tasty morsels of information you can use. Convey your brand Our good friend and branding guru, Bruce Turkel, brought a friend of his own into the studio to provide a first-hand illustration of the principles he teaches. Andres Cardona founded Elite Basketball …

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CBRE experts gather for live Fried On Business broadcast

The good folks at CBRE recently hosted the Fried On Business program for a live broadcast from their offices in Miami. As could be expected from a company like CBRE, the show was an absolute home run. Their people provided some first-rate insight into the South Florida and statewide commercial real estate markets. Arden Karson and Drew Schaul First up …

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Healthcare power couple sheds light on connection between diet, mindset, health

I’ve heard it said that the body and mind catch each other’s diseases. That concept would come as no surprise to two recent Fried On Business guests: Drs. Joan and Peter Cohn. Joan, a psychotherapist, and Peter, a cardiologist, established the Drs. Joan and Peter Cohn and Family Research Fund at the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging …

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Post-transplant challenges remain, but outlook brightens

Real estate finance is my thing. Been at it a long time, and I love closing capital markets deals for my clients. But the most important deal I’ve closed in my life was not for a client at all. It was for my wife, Vivian, when I helped her get a life-saving kidney transplant. That was almost three months ago. …

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