Industry leader Phil Purcell talks about impact, challenges By Martin Lenkowsky Phil Purcell, the Marine Industries Association of South Florida’s CEO and executive director, considers the local marine industry as perhaps the most important guiding economic force in South Florida. “It’s an $11 billion industry from Palm Beach...

Albert Santalo talks about CareCloud and his latest ventures Albert Santalo is a computer scientist who has become one of the top serial entrepreneurs in South Florida. He has raised more than $100 million in equity capital from venture and angel investors for companies he has founded....

It’s just another day of innovation for these panelists By Andrea Richard Heart surgery as an outpatient procedure? That’s an example of the type of change and innovation panelists at the April 6 Executive Roundtable discussed. The panel featured an array of experienced executives in the fields of...

By Gerry Czarnecki George Taylor is a former family business executive and entrepreneur who now practices law with the firm of Brinkley Morgan. He received his bachelor’s degree from Lynn University and is a cum laude graduate of the Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center. He...

The largest e-commerce deal in South Florida’s history By Chris Fleck South Florida now has technology bragging rights that go beyond developing the IBM personal computer, the first smartphone (Simon from IBM/BellSouth), the largest web host (Hiway Technologies), the first pager (Motorola), application virtualization (Citrix), and mixed-reality...

By Stephen Garber Emotional triggers—what we at Third Level like to call your hot buttons—are a part of everyone’s emotional fabric. They are natural responses to upsetting or painful experiences. Think of them as sensitive spots that can leave an emotional bruise. Not surprisingly, whether you’re...

By Julie Neitzel Investors looking for new growth opportunities might want to consider bitcoin, a peer-to-peer cashless system also known as cryptocurrency. Launched in 2009, bitcoin’s value was less than $1 a unit and reached a historical high of more than $1,360 at the end of...

Hurricanes have shaped the destiny of South Florida. The area’s precarious position between two large bodies of water—the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Gulf of Mexico to the west—makes it vulnerable, allowing storms to leave indelible marks on South Florida’s history. The early 1920s in...