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Vivian Fried kidney transplant hits roadblock

Most of you know that my wife, Vivian Fried, is struggling with end-stage kidney disease and is in dire need of a kidney transplant. You also know that we’ve had a ray of hope in the form of a young lady who has volunteered to be a donor and who tested as a match for Vivian. You’d think that once …

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Corporate private investigations protect your interests

So, you meet someone at a conference, and in the course of conversation you discover that you might be able to do some business together. You’re intrigued, but how do you know it’s a wise move? Do you really know anything about that person? The point is this: You never know until you check it out. When you’re putting it …

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Michael Cooper: Specify and visualize the life you want

If you’ve listened to Fried On Business for any length of time, you know that I’m all about keeping positive energy around me. I like to be upbeat, and I want upbeat people around me as much as possible. I want to be around doers and achievers. Michael Cooper is the same way. In fact, he makes it his business …

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7 keys to successful branding, Turkel says

Branding expert Bruce Turkel is a regular guest at Fried On Business. Regular, but not routine. Turkel never ceases to amaze me with his wisdom and insight, and his most recent visit was no exception. He said the secret to building a brand is very simple: “You figure out what it is that you do that matters to your potential …

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WikiRealty brings Fried On Business into the app age

Anytime you can bring experts together with the people who need their services, it’s a good thing. Once upon a time, that happened through the telephone and the Rolodex. But times have changed, and the Information Age has made it orders of magnitude easier to put providers and consumers in touch with each other. It’s also created a nice profit …

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Medical marijuana interviews clear the air on important topic

Not ones to shy away from controversy, we here at Fried On Business recently did a triple-header interview on the subject of medical marijuana business and research. It was a fascinating discussion, and we kicked things off with Nicole Fried (954-492-4010, www.colodnyfass.com), an attorney at Colodny Fass, who gave us an update on medical marijuana legislation in Florida. The Florida …

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Auberge Miami spearheads Related Group’s neighborhood focus

Regular listeners to Fried On Business know that we spend a lot of time talking about urban development trends in Miami. There’s a real move back into the city, and savvy developers are capitalizing on it to create more than just buildings. They’re trying to create walkable neighborhoods. Related Group is one of those savvy companies, and Auberge Miami is …

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Thanks, UF, for the chance to give back

Back in the day – around the time when fire was invented – I was a student at the University of Florida. It was at UF that I was introduced to real estate as a career, and the experience was life-changing. Many of the people I met then I still know today, and we have solid personal and business relationships. …

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Oil industry distress greases wheels of opportunity

I like buying things on sale. I LOVE buying things at a really good sale – whether it’s shirts, shoes or even the occasional piece of real estate. So the recent disarray in the oil and gas industry has naturally caught my attention. But is it really on sale yet? Oil and gas expert Alexander Pickens Cordia, founder and managing …

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Med school dean to saddle up for Dolphins Cancer Challenge

Dr. Pascal J. Goldschmidt is not only the dean of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, he’s also an avid cyclist. When I say “avid,” I mean his idea of a good time is 100 miles in the saddle – taking in the South Florida scenery. So it seems only natural that he would use his …

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