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This interview is part of the “Tomorrow Lives Here” Conversation Series presented by Miami Business School.
–A veteran of venture capital, Heitor Gonçalves has been at the center of multiple corporate mergers and turnarounds.
–Gonçalves also worked multiple strategic roles for Anheuser-Busch InBev.
–He is now at Restaurant Brands International (the multinational who runs Burger King and Popeyes).
–Based in Miami, Gonçalves spoke to Miami Business School Dean John Quelch about the biggest challenges to a successful corporate merger and the biggest differences between the beer and restaurant industries.
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By Alex Austin
The Golden State Warriors have started the season 19-0. They own the record for the best start to an NBA season. They are the defending champions and they have the reigning league MVP.
But every team has to lose some time, right?
Well, in a bit of news that won’t shock many and will rouse the haters, if Golden State doesn’t lose soon, they are going to go to celebrate New Year’s still perfect.
How soon are we talking? The next six games.
The Warriors just started a 7-game road trip with a gutsy 106-103 win over the Utah Jazz. They were trailing in that game as late as a minute left in the 4th quarter before Steph Curry started doing Steph Curry things, nailing a three over Rodney Hood in a play that you have probably already seen at least four times.
But it’s not just Curry.
Draymond Green, owner of two triple-doubles already this season, laid out a 20/9/7 line.
Not to mention that the Warriors did this without Harrison Barnes, a key component in the small-ball offense that no team has been able to stop so far this season.
However, all that being said, Golden State is not going 82-0. That is crazy talk. But if the Warriors are going to end 2015 at anything other than 32-0, which team is going to hand them a loss?
Well, as previously mentioned, Golden State is currently on a road trip. And they are playing a few teams that gave them problems earlier in the season. They defeated Toronto 115-110, and they needed overtime to put away the Nets. However, you have to look a little further down to find the team with the best odds.
And that team is the Indiana Pacers. Granted, they are on their own West Coast trip this week, but they have two full days off before they play the Warriors on Dec. 8.
The Pacers also have the comeback player of the year so far in Paul George. George is playing the best basketball of his career, and he certainly has the ability to out-score Curry. The Pacers would have to play defense like the 2013-2014 version of the team, but it’s not impossible.
If Golden State gets by Indiana, the next game to look at for their first loss would be when they face LeBron and the Cavaliers on Christmas Day. You can never count out King James against any opponent, after all.
Get past the Cavs on Christmas? Then the discussion has to turn to 72-10.
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Remember this lady?
Her name is Michelle Dobyne and she and her family live in an apartment complex in Tulsa, OK that recently experienced a fire in one of the units. As a result, power and heat for the entire complex was out for multiple days.
Not exactly headline news.
But the video of Dobyne’s humorous reaction went viral, although some have mentioned that perhaps it hasn’t gone viral for all the right reasons.
I mean just think about it.
Many, if not most of these viral local TV interviews are of African-American people who have just been involved in some sort of serious situation. And that serious situation is usually overshadowed by the reaction people on the Internet have to the reaction one person has to that serious situation.
Don’t believe me?
Or how about this?
Or this stupid story idea?
Instead of making fun of Dobyne and sharing a video that is borderline racist, why don’t you instead do something to help her and other folks at that apartment complex?
A woman in Tulsa named Tykebrean Princess McClain had the same idea and created a GoFundMe campaign that has so far raised nearly $17,000 to help get Dobyne and her children through this difficult time.
McClain wrote about her mission to help Dobyne on GoFundMe:
“She [Dobyne] is currently living in her car and she needs anything she can get to help her and her 3 kids ! Anything can help with them ! Even a dollar would be helpful ! God Bless ! This is amazing how much love there is in the world ! I met her Monday Night because I was watching the news and they said where she lived and that she would be in her car ! So after dinner me and my mom got in the car and had shoes and bags of clothes and blankets ready! We took her to dinner at Burger King and talked to her about her issues and saw how sweet she was and wanted to do this for her and she is so grateful to all of you! Kids are 3,5,6 ! Girls are 3 & 6! Pants 14 & XL !! And 5 is the boy and medium & 7!”
If you want to donate, you can visit: GoFundMe.com.
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After Hurricane Irma carved a large swath of destruction across the natural landscape of the Florida Keys, there are signs that life is starting to return to normal there.
On Sugarloaf Key for example, the chickens have returned to their perches in trees.
This may be a strange sight for many in South Florida, but according to Keys resident Rodney Richardson- this is pretty normal.
And that’s a good thing.
Take a look at the funny scene in a video Richardson sent to RISE NEWS:
Have you ever seen this type of thing in your neighborhood?
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