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Regular readers know that we’ve often covered the limits of decision models, the importance of chemistry, and what makes a team work well together. And that we’re baseball fans (especially of our Rays). A recent review of “Astroball” in The Wall Street Journal. covers that same ground with the terrific story of the 2017 World Series champs. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow figured out how to get scouting and analytics to work together and … Continue reading
Source: Florida High Tech Magazine Home to more than 383,000 millionaire households and 34 people on Forbes’ list of the 400 richest people in America, Florida has ample funding available. While success stories from across The Corridor exhibit how startups like Orlando’s Fattmerchant, Tampa’s Morphogenesis and Gainesville’s Captozyme have tapped into such wealth, the reality is most entrepreneurs struggle in an increasingly competitive environment. Fundraising has accelerated rapidly in recent … Continue reading
Dick Brandewie, co-founder of Ballast Point Ventures in Tampa, remembered for ‘intellectual curiosity’ and love of people
Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal By: Ashley Gurbal Kritzer Dick Brandewie hadn’t been active at Ballast Point Ventures since 2012, but his colleagues at the Tampa private equity firm still invoke his one-liners on a regular basis. Brandewie, who co-founded the firm in 2001, died July 14 at the age of 63 after a long illness, according to an obituary published Friday. Full Article: Tampa Bay Business Journal
Source: Prepaid Technologies BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Prepaid Technologies, a leading provider of payment and rewards solutions announced multiple leadership changes today. Long-time prepaid industry executive Steve Fussell was hired as president and former president Stephen Faust has been promoted to CEO. Company founder and CEO Thomas Mcculley will now serve as executive chairman. Long-time prepaid industry executive Steve Fussell was hired as new president of Prepaid Technologies. “Steve Fussell is an industry leader whose extensive operations … Continue reading
Source: ABC Action News WFTS Tampa Bay By: Sean O’Reilly TAMPA, Fla. — It just became easier to jog down Bayshore Boulevard or do yoga in Curtis Hixon Park while listening to up-and-coming Tampa musicians. Symphonic Distribution and the Tampa Downtown Partnership worked together to create six new public playlists music on Spotify. Each playlist on the music streaming service offers a different experience for people living, working and playing in Tampa’s downtown neighbor. “After … Continue reading
The latest addition to The Library in St. Pete is Thinking in Bets – Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts, authored by Annie Duke, the professional poker player who began her career when, at age 26, she quit the cognitive-psychology doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania. The Wall Street Journal review of her book calls it “the dissertation she never got around to finishing.” Ms. Duke writes that “our … Continue reading
Source: PowerDMS ORLANDO, Fla., June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — PowerDMS, a leading provider of cloud-based policy management software, today announced that David DiGiacomo has joined the company as chief executive officer. In this role, DiGiacomo will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations as well as executing the company’s growth strategy. David DiGiacomo joins PowerDMS as chief executive officer. For over 15 years, DiGiacomo served as the CEO and president of OnSolve (formerly ECN), … Continue reading
This interesting article in Health Ambition provides an excellent summary of the potentially serious risk factors of sleep apnea, which they estimate affects 26% of adults – 80% of which goes undiagnosed. The corresponding reduction in sleep quality can lead to common symptoms in the short term such as fatigue and irritability, but over the long term the consequences could include increased risk of many serious conditions such as diabetes, high … Continue reading
“Cryptocurrency Billionaire” Tom Draper is trying, once again, to split California; and as of this morning, his “Cal3” initiaitve has officially earned a spot on the November 6 ballot. This time he’s proposing 3 states; last time he pitched the idea it was 6. What we said then: These pages have often extolled the virtues of doing business in the Southeast and Texas, the best climate for entrepreneurs and where we have focused our investment efforts for over … Continue reading
Last month CEO Magazine produced its annual ranking of the best states in which to do business, and, as with previous surveys, our region does very well. The best place to do business in the United States is Texas, followed by No. 2 Florida and, in a tie, No. 3 North Carolina and South Carolina, according to Chief Executive’s 2018 “Best and Worst States for Business.” CEOs ranked Indiana No. 5, rounding out the top five states. The worst … Continue reading