One of them was called International Yachtsman. A few weeks into my new gig, I was encouraged to attend the Miami International Boat Show on behalf of the company. At this point in my career, I didn’t know aft from overboard, so you can imagine the culture shock I experienced when I showed up in a three-piece suit and a shiny brand new pair of shoes. Always dress to impress, right?! As soon as I made it through the entrance, I beelined to one of the pop-up souvenir shops on site and bought a commemorative button-down, cargo shorts and a pair of Docksiders so I could navigate the day like a pro. What resulted was an unforgettable afternoon filled with sea trials, new nautical tech demos, fishing tips & tricks and incredible conversations with yacht aficionados from around the world. I even got to meet “Twiggy: The Waterskiing Squirrel” for the first time and was invited to a private waterfront mansion soiree later that evening (I knew my original outfit would come in handy!). This month, I’m looking forward to yet another amazing show Feb. 16-20 at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. This time, I’ll make sure to arrive dressed for the occasion.
We sat down with Henrik Cronqvist, Vice Dean of Lifelong Learning & Executive Education at Miami Herbert Business School, to get his thoughts on why Miami is the city everyone is moving to for tech jobs, to start their own business, get funding and develop the companies of tomorrow.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we introduce you to a few of Miami’s most dynamic Latino leaders who are breaking the mold and making the city thrive