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‘Mindfulness’ at work brings high return on investment

Sometimes it’s crazy down here in South Florida. Between the traffic and the heat and the economic growth, frankly it can be overwhelming at times. I speak from experience, and it doesn’t help that my own personality tends toward – let’s just say – excitability. But in the time I’ve gotten to know Dr. Ashwin Mehta, Medical Director of Integrative …

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Dezer developments illustrate ‘Super Lux’ trend

One of my favorite people came into the studio recently to talk about how he does residential real estate in South Florida. The unique thing about Gil Dezer is that when he does a project, he aims high. How high? Well, at Porsche Design Tower Miami the units start at $5 million and top out at $33 million. The unique …

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Diabetes care illustrates ‘golden age’ in medicine

I had another truly top-tier medical professional on the show recently. He has a list of credentials as long as your arm, and a personality such that you’d never know it. He was very impressive, so much so that now Mom wants an appointment. Roy E. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., is the new chairman of the Department of Medicine for UHealth-University …

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Miami’s changes make it the place to be

I just love Miami. I think it’s the center of the universe, and I don’t know why anyone would want to live anyplace else. There’s something big going on every single month. If you doubt me, just check the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau web site and see for yourself. Miami has completely changed from the days when I …

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Inflation, interest rates offer mixed bag for South Florida

I was recently quoted in Miami Today regarding the South Florida inflation rate, rising interest rates, and the impact on real estate and consumers. Well, there are a couple of things to keep in mind: – When interest rates rise, consumers pull disposable income out of the market. They curtail their spending, and this will be a drag on our …

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Marlins social media goes into extra innings

I LOVE Marlins baseball. I love social media. And the two put together are a match made in Heaven, according to Alex Buznego, Director of Business and Digital Innovation for the Miami Marlins. “Let’s face it – baseball is really awesome for social media because there’s a lot of built-in breaks in play,” Buznego told me on a recent show. …

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Email marketing: How I create rocking campaigns

I use email marketing, a lot. But that doesn’t mean I’m some kind of dinosaur – set for extinction as the climate changes inevitably toward social media. In fact, I’m right where I need to be, say two branding experts from Constant Contact. On my latest show, Sandi Abbott, owner of Xpresso Content Café, and Alex de Carvalho, Constant Contact’s …

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Beckham bungles his branding

International soccer star David Beckham swept into Miami – pretty much like a hurricane – with grand plans for a major league soccer stadium. But, unlike a hurricane, he hasn’t made much of an impact. He’s missed shots at two potential sites, and now there’s a petition circulating to move the project to the old Orange Bowl site. Frankly, the …

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Hotel and hospitality update: 3 industry veterans speak

Hotels are awesome. I love ’em – and not just for the occasional vacation. I’m heavily involved on the capital side of the business, so I could not pass up the opportunity to get a hospitality update from three heavyweights in the sector. Bo Ashbel of Aztec Group, Inc., Robert Finvarb of The Robert Finvarb Companies, and Don Weidenfeld of …

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Holistic migraine treatment featured at UHealth

So, my wife comes home one day to tell me that her doctor is going to start using Botox to treat her chronic migraine headaches. I thought this was a bit unusual, in all honesty, so I decided to take my questions straight to the source – Dr. Tesha Monteith, assistant professor of clinical neurology and director of the Headache …

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