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Post-Irma show highlights storm recovery and the joy of kidney donation

Although it didn’t make landfall here, Hurricane Irma sure did a number on Miami. There was widespread damage, but it wasn’t enough to keep Fried On Business from going on-air later that week. Here are some highlights from the post-hurricane show: The gift of kidney donation First up, my friend David Koster from Brooklyn, NY, told us about June 25, …

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Villasante and Turkel: A mission, a brand and a mastermind

Alina Villasante is on a mission to change the world – one garment at a time. Alina is the Designer, Creator and Visionary at Peace Love World in Miami, and she has transformed her life philosophy into what has become a global-lifestyle brand. “Love is not something you look for. Love is something you become,” she says, and it all …

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FlexWheels brings next-gen car sharing to South Florida

When you really think about it, as time passes we own less and less of the things we use. Instead, we buy the right to live in an apartment, use mass transit, even listen to music online. And just like I never thought I’d see the day when CDs became obsolete, my most recent Fried On Business guest foresees a …

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Vivian Fried perseveres in midst of soul-crushing summer

This has been a crushing summer for me and my wife, Vivian Fried. First, it’s been brutally hot down here in Miami and, as you know, Vivian cannot drink water like you and me because she’s suffering from end-stage kidney disease. She is completely dependent on dialysis, so to help quench her thirst she uses crushed ice, which I specially …

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Make-A-Wish chairman Malnik brings passion to fulfilling wishes of children

Shareef Malnik is a man of great passion – a passion for business, a passion for family, and a passion for some of the most unfortunate among us. In addition to owning The Forge Restaurant and serving as Chairman of NextWave Funding, he also serves as Chairman of the Board for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. No doubt you’ve heard of Make-A-Wish. …

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Sacred Space workshop will teach true path to business success

Recently, my wife Vivian and I have become aware that what has been an ordeal for us is serving as a blessing for others. I know it’s hard to understand, but I’m talking about our new friends at The Sacred Space Miami, which focuses on wellness in all its many forms. Carlos Anaya, Marketing Partner for The Sacred Space, said …

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Experts give status report on medical marijuana in Florida

Our most recent episode of Fried On Business dealt with the sensitive subject of medical marijuana. I could offer a pun here, but I won’t because the issue is very important to people who are seeking relief from chronic pain and other afflictions without resorting to prescription drugs. People like me. I recently was approved for my own medical marijuana …

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Love and inspiration on display at #ShowVivLove event

Where do I begin? How do I express in mere words the gratitude that Vivian and I feel for the many sponsors and supporters who turned out for the #ShowVivLove event at The Sacred Space in Wynwood? We simply cannot say thank you enough for everyone who made the event possible and who donated for Vivian’s ongoing care as we …

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Turkel: With technology, you can do anything

I love it when Bruce Turkel has the time to come on the air with me at Fried On Business. His optimism and confidence are absolutely contagious. In case you don’t know, Turkel is the CEO and ECD at Turkel Brands in Miami. He uses his creativity and business acumen to help companies build their businesses by making their brands …

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#ShowVivLove event to be enlightening, inspiring

The Sacred Space in Wynwood is a beautiful event center. It’s like having a touch of Scottsdale, Arizona, right here in the heart of Miami. It’s peaceful, it’s calming and it’s the perfect venue for our upcoming #ShowVivLove event set for June 15, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. As you know, my wife Vivian Fried has been battling …

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