Work Revolution Needed for Tampa Bay Transit Plans

The top priority of improving our transportation network is to reduce congestion which would improve the quality of life and make our region more attractive to top employers and professionals. Infrastructure and bus improvements short of rail will certainly assist with relieving congestion; and with continued political efforts can be brought to reality. But will these initiatives ever really ease …

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Ignoring This Trend Could Ruin Startup Incubators

For a while I have expressed concern about the future of startup business incubators that are not only in Tampa Bay but everywhere. Tampa Bay Innovation Center president Tonya Elmore noted in the Tampa Bay Times last year that every “city council member in every town wants an incubator now that startups like Facebook glamorized entrepreneurship”. The article estimates …

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For Social Enterprise Potential, Look Back at Globalization

During discussions about the Conscious Capitalism and Benefit Corporation movement or my own book Corporate Empathy the conversation often has some focus on social entrepreneurship and social enterprises and what the potential is for these kinds of businesses. According to Wikipedia, “a social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being, rather than …

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Dump the Pump – HART/Downtown Tampa Transit Map

As a Downtown Tampa resident for nearly three years I have had the pleasure of meeting many new friends and neighbors and am very proud of the community that we are building together. Mobility and public transportation are discussed often by both the residential and business communities that make up downtown. Tomorrow is National Dump the Pump Day where people across the country are being …

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Starbucks Takes First True Step into the Knowledge Economy

The terms “knowledge economy” and “digital age” have been thrown around by professionals, pundits, academics, and politicians in some form or another for at least 20 years. Until this week however not one of them has presented a real grasp of the nature of this new economy. Most everyone has attempted to measure and understand the knowledge economy …

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