Business & Finance

University And Local Business Partnerships Bring Great Results

At Palm Beach Atlantic University, as we’re getting ready to announce some exciting plans for our Rinker School of Business, we’ve been thinking much about the powerful results that come when a university collaborates with local businesses. Local Businesses and PBA You might consider the practicalities of the business world as far removed from the “ivory tower of academia.” But that tower is an unfortunate image, and the phrase certainly doesn’t describe what’s happening at PBA. Sure, we’re serious about rigorous academics, but we don’t climb up into a tower of privileged seclusion. Instead, we belong to an ever-growing learning […]

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Avoiding Disputes, Litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution

The Good News provides a monthly column with important content having to do with topics from the legal community. This month, William “Bill” C. Davell and Paul Lopez, COO of Tripp Scott. of Tripp Scott PA, answer your questions on avoiding litigation. __________________________________ Bill Davell: We’ve heard about so many cases where things go wrong in a business or contractual relationship and issues end up in court – where you can never be sure of the outcome – or one party simply ends up being shortchanged. How can we avoid ending up in litigation or just as bad, not getting […]

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Followership

Aristotle said, “He who cannot be a good follower, cannot be a good leader.” As Christians we claim to be followers of Christ. But how do we carry that out in our daily lives at home, work, church or within any group situation?   What is Followership? Followership is how we perform in the workplace, church and personal lives. As we look at the different types of followership, we can identify ourselves and others by behaviors. When I first heard of learning about followership, the first thought I had was this was simple for Christians, after all, are not all […]

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Roots of Recession: The Arrogance of Our Age

“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow [a]we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit,’ whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.’ But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to […]

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Inside the BLUE margins

Two and a half years ago our nation was hit with several storms, one being a pandemic, but during the pandemic there was political polarization and civil unrest. Both the political polarization and the civil unrest, I believe, acted as rocks, grinding against one another creating sparks of flames that would literally set our country on fire. The pandemic would serve as the gas that would ignite the blaze into flash fire. All this pain, all this unrest along with a political divide that was palpably felt in every inch of the social spectrum created a level of anxiety among […]

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New to Florida or Headed Here? There Are Benefits to Establishing “Residency”

The Good News provides a monthly column with important content having to do with topics from the legal community. This month, William “Bill” C. Davell and Marianna Seiler, of Tripp Scott PA, address residency. Are you one of the 372,335 folks who relocated to our Sunshine State in the year ending June 30 – or planning to be one of the average of more than 800 arriving daily in coming years? If so, you should know about the benefits to being an official Florida resident that extend beyond wonderful weather and a high quality of life to various kinds of […]

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How to Lead Through a Recession

I recently met with a few leaders who, like myself, led organizations or ministries through the pandemic. We discussed how hard we had to push ourselves for over two years and how, even though most of our organizations performed well despite the crisis, the experience left many of us feeling burned out. Then, without taking a breath, we began talking about the oncoming recession.  As leaders, we don’t have the luxury of always anticipating good times; we have to continually be prepared for any possible tragedy. This is especially true when it comes to a recession; leaders must always be […]

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Off To College: Why Parents Need Emergency Powers

The Good News provides a monthly column with important content having to do with topics from the legal community. This month, William “Bill” C. Davell and Christine Yates, of Tripp Scott PA, address emergency powers. Bill Davell: My child is finally headed off to college. Why should I consider arranging for emergency legal powers?   Christine Yates: Picture the nightmare scenario where your 18+-year-old Big Woman or Man on Campus embarks with friends on a weekend trip and an accident occurs. You rush to the medical facility expecting a full rundown on his or her condition, but doctors cannot tell […]

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Are Faith and Enterprise Compatible?

Several years ago I met a local businessman who by all accounts was very successful in developing and running an enterprise. His business was operating out of several locations and there seemed to be a steady stream of clients at the door. At that time he admitted that he was struggling with the idea that his Christian walk was compatible with his business operation.  Faith and Enterprise The Bible makes connections to vocation and faith clear, indicating that we should do, “All things to the Glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). There are numerous stories of business events that require […]

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