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What makes a self-made entrepreneur succeed again and again?

What makes a self-made entrepreneur succeed again and again?

Miguel “Mike” Fernandez shares his entrepreneurial journey.

Graduate and undergraduate students joined alumni and business community leaders in the College of Business’ Ocean Bank Auditorium on a September afternoon to hear Miguel “Mike” Fernandez share his entrepreneurial journey.
The event was the latest in the ongoing Herbert A. Wertheim Lecture Series, a program that has brought distinguished speakers and experts in business leadership and entrepreneurship to Florida International University (FIU) since 1993.


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What makes an effective leader? Burger King CEO shares his philosophy

What makes an effective leader? Burger King CEO shares his philosophy

A crowd of more than 145 students, faculty, alumni and representatives of the business community convened at Florida International University (FIU) on October 27, 2011 to hear Bernardo Hees, chief executive officer, Burger King Corporation, talk about leadership

Hees’s appearance at the College of Business was part of the Herbert A. Wertheim Lecture Series. This program has brought distinguished speakers and experts in business leadership and entrepreneurship to FIU since 1993.



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Longtime State Farm exec describes the workplace’s bicultural advantage

Longtime State Farm exec describes the workplace’s bicultural advantage

"I thought being a Hispanic woman meant there's only a certain level of leadership I can reach," said Paola A. Lacouture, a student at Florida International University (FIU). "However, after listening to Annette Martinez, I learned that the thickness of the glass ceiling is determined by me. We set our own limits."

Annette Martinez, vice president of operations, human resources at State Farm Insurance Companies, spoke on "The Bicultural Advantage in the Workplace" on November 3rd. Her appearance at the College of Business was part of the Herbert A. Wertheim Lecture Series.


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The College of Business at Florida International University thrives on the challenge of teaching and conducting business research in a rapid changing world.  Thanks to its remarkable growth and success in meeting this challenge in recent years, the College has created a compelling need for additional resources-both physical and financial.

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