Meet Grow Smarter’s new chair and find out what’s ahead in 2019

Dr. Sri Sundaram, dean of the Kate Tiedemann College of Business at University of South Florida St. Petersburg, is the new chair of the steering committee for Grow Smarter, a strategic plan and economic development initiative to enhance growth in St. Pete.

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Feels so good: Jeff Tyzik conducts Florida Orchestra holiday concerts this week

Since 1993, Tyzik has been the Principal Pops conductor for the Rochester Philharmonic, in his New York hometown, and holds the same position with four other orchestras across the country. Including the Florida Orchestra, where he’s been a familiar face – and guest conductor – for more than 20 years.

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Celebration planned for Apollo 8, Earthrise and the ‘Overview Effect’

Stott and three fellow astronauts have come together as an organization they’re calling Constellation to celebrate the historic voyage of Apollo 8. On Dec. 21 – the 50th anniversary of the launch – the group is throwing a party at the Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor Complex..

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Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret [NYT]

Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it’s anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is.

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The Hustle

Dr. LaDonna Butler (The Well)

The Well, established in 2017, gives a physical space for individuals in need of mental health counseling, wellness and self-care resources.

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Spatial Networks

Geospatial intelligence technology provides global human geography data and analytics for government and industry customers.

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The Shuffle

Drew Wood

Dave Campbell


Terri Lipsey Scott
Carter G. Woodson Museum

Focus: Facebook

A Blueprint for Content Governance and Enforcement [Mark Zuckerberg]

My focus in 2018 has been addressing the most important issues facing Facebook. As the year wraps up, I'm writing a series of notes about these challenges and the progress we've made. The first note was about Preparing for Elections and this is the second in the series.

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ACUMEN: Stories

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling [Aerogramme Studio]

Pixar’s Rules of Storytelling were originally tweeted by Emma Coats, Pixar’s Story Artist. Number 9 on the list – When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn’t happen next – is a great one and can apply to writers in all genres.

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