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IN A WORLD BASED ON GPA’S AND SAT’S, COLLEGE ISN’T ALWAYS THE CORRECT ANSWER
 

Let’s be honest, we have reduced education from an “end to a means.” College seems to be more about making money than expanding your horizons. I mean really, when is the last time you heard anyone say they want to go to a specific college or university to broaden their mind and connection to the world? Last week, I spent time with juniors from the Coral Reef High School Business Academy and was then asked to speak to two senior classes to assist Read More >>

 
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CROWDSOURCED MARKETING: IS IT WORTH THE RISK?
 

There’s been a lot of excitement about the marketing technique of crowdsourcing — getting fans, customers and freelancers to create your marketing content for free. But while “crowdsourcing” may be a buzz word, there is nothing new about companies putting important business decisions to a vote. We’ve all heard about the wisdom Read More »

 
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THE CASE FOR AN ECO-LITERATE COMMUNITY
 
As a South Florida resident, educator and father of two young boys, I have been deeply troubled by the environmental devastation caused by the PortMiami dredging, the presence of toxic chemicals in state waters, and the discovery of the worst algae blooms ever recorded in our region’s history. The very things that our health and prosperity depend on—clean water, resilient wetlands, productive mangrove habitats, and biologically diverse reefs—are all in dire jeopardy. While many are in favor of protecting the environment, it seems that few are willing to take action. This reflects two environmental crises: the absence of children in nature and a lack of understanding of the natural systems that make life on earth Read More »
 
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BEWARE OF WHERE YOU GO TO GET A STEM CELL TRANSPLANT!
 
Recently, the New York Times published an article about three women that apparently had lost their vision after receiving a Stem Cell transplant in a clinic operating in the United States. A faithful reader of my weekly newspaper  column, wrote to me about this concerning issue (Vivien R) and asked for my opinion on the matter, since she had also seen a TV newscast that discussed this rather unfortunate situation. There are several important key aspects pertaining to this issue that I would like to share with you and particularly with Vivien, many of which were not clearly addressed in the NY Times article. The newspaper article stated that an ophthalmologist from the Read More »
 
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POSITIVE PEOPLE IN PINECREST – ALAZ SENGUL
 

Gulliver Prep senior Alaz Sengul is the Prep’s Silver Knight nominee for Mathematics. Using the logic-based reasoning skills he developed from his math classes, Sengul created a form that helped a college student with a brain tumor qualify for Social Security benefits. His work on the particular case started at his internship with the University of Miami’s Health Rights Law Clinic. “As a pro bono institution, their clients are referred to the clinic,” he says. Even though he was a high school student, they allowed Sengul to be involved in the case. “He had to drop out of college and quit his job,” Sengul says. “He applied twice and was denied both times. He was the perfect candidate for Social Security.”“It was a bit overwhelming,” he says. “I’d never been Read More »

 
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