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Shelters in South Florida – Hurricane Matthew

The Governor Rick Scott warn the public about Hurricane Matthew this morning, “this storm will kill you” he said.   Please continue making all the recommended preparations for Hurricane Matthew, National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Matthew has strengthened to Category 4 storm: Here are the key messages from NHC regarding Category 4 #hurricane #Matthew at 11 am EDT Thurs. https://t.co/V1JYjMDeU0 @NHCDirector @NOAA pic.twitter.com/ebHangpqxG — NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) October 6, 2016 Don't forget to contact your local authorities to seek more information about the status of the shelters, in case that you live in a mandatory evacuation zone or not sure, visit Miami Dade County web site, the following are some of the locations in: Miami-Dade … [Read more...]

“Work like you own it”: not-so common sense in the service industry.

Last Wednesday, the Biltmore Hotel hosted Dr. Bryan K. William’s workshop and keynote speech concentrated on bettering the service industry. Albeit the keynote speech was engaging, it shed light on the not-so common-sense tips that help raise a company’s customer service and overall service, highlighting the loss of humanity in today’s corporate and cold business environment. Mr. Williams outlined 6 habits to enforce in the workplace in order to better service: for an employee to ask him/herself how and who he/she will “wow” today, to identify customer preferences, to give fellow teammates recognition, to be an ambassador of their workplace and company, to sign off work/personal service standards, and to acknowledge, resolve and own complaints and help avoid them in the … [Read more...]

Jet.com blasting into e-commerce

Last Thursday’s event, hosted in Brickell’s Building & Co., brought Jet.com’s Director of Program Management Rick Paster to inform the Miami tech-scene about the company and some key strategies being implemented. Jet.com is an e-commerce site where adding a product to the checkout cart unlocks discounts for other similar, complimentary products, almost on an endless pathway; the user sees savings go up as the quantity of goods purchased also goes up. The company has been coined the “Amazon-killer”; however, Paster made the important point that the company does not consider itself a killer or competitor to Amazon, as there is room for many, diverse players in the e-commerce industry. It was refreshing to hear an executive reminding the public that competition and … [Read more...]

The State of UrbanTech – MIA 2016

Last Tuesday’s event The State of UrbanTech – MIA 2016 gathered a small but dedicated group to discuss the present and future impact of urban technology in cities, specifically Miami. The presentation began by asserting two interesting figures for future cities: 2 times population increase and 5 times decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. Cities are now being redesigned to fit more people while using less resources. Edward Glaeser’s book Triumph of the City assures this by emphasizing the fact that clustered cities are more productive and economically viable given the ease in flow of the new information economy and creativity. The problem, however, arises when cities are being re-imagined to a scale that is just not seemingly plausible. For example, the speaker at the event said … [Read more...]

Apps and creativity in South Florida

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