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    David Grutman: Bartending in Aventura to the King of South Beach Nightlife

    Last week I got the opportunity to chat with David Grutman, one of the founding partners of Miami Marketing Group; the company behind the top Miami nightclubs LIV, STORY, and LIV Sun Life Stadium. Over the course of this interview we will get insight into moving up the ranks of South Beach nightlife, relationship management, …

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    Invest in Your Employees for a Successful Business

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    If you want your business to be successful, it is essential to invest in your employees. When people feel being valued, they work harder and generally, do the best they can. Otherwise, the turnover rate increases, the productivity of your business drops and as a result, the costs increases faster. Therefore, if you want your …

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    VA Secretary ‘Scandal’ ‘Tempest in a Teapot’

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    I’m clearly on record as being a strong advocate for always telling the truth on one’s résumé, as well as when making any other statements or claims about one’s work history. (See Go Ask Brian: ‘Fudging’ Résumé Risky.) But in my opinion, the latest “scandal” involving VA Secretary Robert McDonald merely rises to the level …

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    Why You Need to Have Friends at Work

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    Some employers think that if their employees become friends at work, their productivity will decrease and they will work less. Actually, it is the opposite. Having friends at work is beneficial both for the employer and you, the employee. Many of you work at least 8 hours a day and see the same people every …

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    Genuine Friendships and Integrity in Nightlife with Jesse Waits

    I recently had the opportunity to chat with Jesse Waits, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of XS and Tryst. Waits led XS to repeat appearances as the number one club on Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100 list in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. In the interview we cover topics such as relationship management, ethics, and event …

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    An Interview with Casting Director Rachel Reiss of Liz Lewis Casting Partners

    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Casting Director Rachel Reiss of Liz Lewis Casting Partners. Rachel has been with the company for five years, and discusses the ins and outs of being a successful Casting Director in New York City.

    Christian Roberts: How long have you been a CD at Liz Lewis Partners?…

    Posted in Articles, Interview, Networking, People, tv, Video

    Gang Member To Inspirational Entrepreneur With Ryan Blair

    This week I got a chance to ask Ryan Blair, CEO and Co- Founder of ViSalus some questions. Coincidentally enough I actually read his book, Nothing to Lose Everything to Gain: How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur, before launching my first corporation several years back. Ryan has launched several businesses and inspired …

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    Unhappy at Work? You’re Not Alone!

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    If you’re somewhat less than enthusiastic about getting up each workday and heading off to your job, you’ve certainly got a lot of company. According to the latest job satisfaction survey (published in June 2014) by The Conference Board, a global, independent business membership and research association, even though job satisfaction levels currently are the …

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    Confessions Of A Casting Director: An Interview With Jen Rudin

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    I recently had the pleasure to sit down with Casting Director Jen Rudin, author of Confessions Of A Casting Director. Jen has over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry and provides insight on how to help actors have better auditions and work their strengths. From the pros and cons of the acting scene …

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    Entertainment And Good People with Brad Haugen, CMO SB Projects

    Last week I sat down with Brad Haugen, CMO of SB Projects, in their Los Angeles office to talk about entertainment and marketing. SB Projects is the management firm associated with Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and the new tv show Scorpion. In the interview we cover topics such as mentorship, creativity, good people, and authenticity.…

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