USF president Genshaft: Retirement a ‘difficult decision’

University of South Florida System President Judy Genshaft said Monday afternoon that retirement was “a very, very, very difficult decision” that she and her husband reached several months ago. The school, she added, “is a part of us, it’s a part of our family.”

Genshaft’s announcement – that she will step down effective July 1, 2019 – was made early Monday in a letter to the USF community, USF Board of Trustees and Florida Board of Governors.

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Catching up with Brian Kornfeld: From Satellites to Synapse

Brian Kornfeld’s brain runs hotter and faster than an average person’s. Some serious organizations have put that brain to serious use for things like making sure very expensive satellites don’t float off into deep space. As it turns out, this rocket scientist wasn’t engineered for cogdome in large organizations. After years of generating ideas and releasing them to the wind like umbrella hairs from a dandelion, Kornfeld built his first company. And it failed miserably.

Like all good entrepreneurs, that first failed attempt was simply fertilizer for his next company, Popkorn Apps.

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St. Pete-based startup Intrinio heads to Fintech U.S. 2018 conference

There are few Fintech companies brave enough to take on the giant financial institutions who own most of the world’s financial data, but St. Petersburg-based Intrinio is one such company. The startup Fintech company is laser-focused on the democratizing access to financial data, and has successfully opened up 300 channels to customers so far.

This week, Rachel Carpenter, co-founder of Intrinio, announced that she’ll be hitting the road for the first in a series of three workshops comprising the Capital Village Fintech US 2018 development program.

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On The Sidelines Of Democracy: Exploring Why So Many Americans Don't Vote [NPR]

Just in the past few months, elections in the U.S. have been decided by hundreds of votes.

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The Hustle

Anthony Freese (Wax & Hive)

Co-founders Anthony Freese and Jimmy Breen's unique branding and designs fit right in with St. Pete’s art community, but their work can easily be picked from a crowed with bold and colorful imagery.

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Tampa-based AgileThought provides custom software and consulting services for Fortune 1000 companies using Agile methodology.

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The Shuffle

Dr. Martin Tadlock

Krista Quicker
Big Sea


Tonya Donati
Mother Kombucha

Focus: Water

Craft Breweries in Colorado Brace for Less Water

People in the booming beer industry in Colorado worry about predicted water shortages and threats to the high quality of Rocky Mountain water.


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ACUMEN: Criticism

Finding the coaching in criticism [HBR]

eedback is crucial. That’s obvious: It improves performance, develops talent, aligns expectations, solves problems, guides promotion and pay, and boosts the bottom line.

But it’s equally obvious that in many organizations, feedback doesn’t work.

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