David Schwedel's Blog

Friday, July 21, 2017

America's economy relies on SMB

The idea that small and medium-sized businesses are integral to the American economy is nothing new. We’ve heard it echo in the mouths of our leaders, politicians and news anchors. We’ve seen the impact these businesses have had in shaping our country. But do we understand the scope and breadth of their presence? The power they have to shift culture and withstand economic uncertainty? What about the challenges small business owners face?

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Graphene is officially a part of our future now

Graphene: if you haven’t heard yet, get familiar with it because pretty soon you’ll be seeing the name everywhere. It’s 200 times stronger than the strongest steel, lighter than any other material known, the thinnest compound ever discovered and one of the best conductors of both heat at room temperature and electricity.  At this point, you may be asking yourselves what this miracle substance is, and rightfully so. Getting technical, it’s a layer of pure carbon made up of densely packed atoms in a hexagonal shape

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Fred Hudson a Yacht Designer for the Ages

There were Yacht Designers, and then there was Fred Hudson. So much goes into the design of a motor yacht or boat, yet it is one of the areas highly overlooked by owners.  Most people at boat shows browsing the displays ask questions about performance, interior functionality and electronics.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

What Little I know About Sales

I suggested my friend's college son to first gain some experience in sales, and the best sales training is to work in an organization where he is passionate about the product or service the company offers.  

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

It’s All About the Cuban People

I respectfully disagree with many people on their Cuba position, and stand shoulder to shoulder with my family, who support an “open dialogue” and considered diplomacy when it comes to Cuba. 

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Our Company takes 2 Steps Forward; Our own Government Puts Us Back 3!

The House Freedom Caucus Members effectively shut down our US Export Import Bank in 2015, by not renewing their charter. They effectively killed of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of foreign sales, and forced us to wait “until D.C. could get their act together”, and renew the EXIM bank’s charter. 

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Oil Price Bump Coming Soon?

There is so much oil being produced these days that sometimes, believe it or not, there is not enough storage capacity to hold it all. 

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Ocean Under Threat

Today more than 85% of our South Florida coral reef system has been eliminated due to pollution, human impact, and climate change. 

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Friday, November 6, 2015

The Last of the Blue Water Hunters

Carlos Eyles’ book, The Last of the Blue Water Hunters, captures your imagination, and increases your respect for both Mother Nature as well as the “Fathers” – those early pioneers of open ocean sea hunting.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

CO2 Mining

Technologies are in play now that may soon solve our issues around CO2 and actually reverse the climate change crisis. 

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Entering The Bubble 2.0

While this is discomforting to think about, I would say that we have entered the financial bubble 2.0. From Miami to New York to Los Angeles prices for real estate are beyond where they were pre-recession times. 

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Short History of Nearly Everything By Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson's book, A Short History of Nearly Everything,  is a must read for anyone that has ever wondered, anything, about practically anything even remotely connected to the world of science.

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