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Cuban-themed care-package company Abuela Mami branching out with new coffee brand

“Abuela Mami, the Miami-based subscription company that mails a box of Cuban-themed treats and goodies each month to customers, is expanding with its own coffee brand” writes Johnny Diaz for sun-sentinel.com. It will be called Abuela Mami Coffee, an online-based business that will launch early next week. “It’s 100 percent Arabica bean,” said Kiki Valdes who founded the Abuela Mami subscription company with his brother Humby in 2015.For now, the coffee brand will only be available through online orders via AbuelaMamiCoffee.com. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Mark Cuban’s advice to Elon Musk: Be yourself

“Billionaire Mark Cuban offered some simple advice recently to Elon Musk: “Be yourself.”” writes Steve Jennings for cnbc.com. An inventor’s vision — combined with passion — sets entrepreneurs apart from other leaders.That advice might be surprising given Musk’s headline-making behavior in recent months, actions some have called “erratic.”. Cuban likened Musk to personal computing pioneer Alan Kay who once said: “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”.  Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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‘Shark Tank’ judges Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec fight over when to quit your job

“If you really believed in this, you’d quit your job,” said shark Kevin O’Leary” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. But Smith-Jeremie also held down a full-time job as a head of human resources at News Corporation.O’Leary was unmoved, explaining that he could simply invest in entrepreneurs who had quit their full-time jobs.Last Sunday’s “Shark Tank” had its share of tense moments, but the toughest came when judges debated a thorny question many entrepreneurs face: Can you be truly committed to your startup if you haven’t yet quit your job?.  Source:…

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Cuban ambassador: The U.S. strategy is to provoke disappointment through economic hardship

“The only possible means to annihilate internal support [to the regime] is to provoke disappointment and discouragement through economic dissatisfaction and hardship” reports tehrantimes.com. Q: At what level are the political and economic relations between Iran and Cuba?. Both countries work hard to develop and bring to the same level as political relations, the economic, trade and cooperation ones. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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Mark Cuban set a Guinness World Record in 1999 when he spent $40 million online

“In 1999, billionaire Mark Cuban bought a Gulfstream V business jet over the internet for $40 million” writes Kathleen Elkins for cnbc.com. Cuban added that he’s always been careful with his money and had “lived in the same house for 18 years and still have the same cars” — but he stands by the $40 million splurge. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Mark Cuban to donate $10M after Mavericks workplace misconduct probe…

“The investigation found numerous instances of sexual harassment and other improper workplace conduct over a span of more than 20 years” reports sportingnews.com. The probe also revealed that the former team president and CEO Terdema Ussery displayed improper workplace conduct toward 15 female employees with “inappropriate comments, touching, and forcible kissing,” according to the report. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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Mark Cuban: Elon Musk needs to know the short-sellers ‘are his friends’

“As for what advice he would offer, Cuban said he would tell Musk the short-sellers “are his friends.”” writes Allan Smith for businessinsider.com. The company is under scrutiny from the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is reportedly investigating Musk’s tweet about taking the company private. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Reforms loom — but not capitalism: Cuban Leader…

“Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, in navy jacket, seen with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, says Cuba’s looming recognition of a market economy does not mean capitalism is welcome (AFP Photo/YAMIL LAGE) Havana (AFP) – Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Tuesday said that while reforms loom in the Communist country, they would not be an embrace of capitalism” reports yahoo.com. Cuba is set to adopt constitutional reforms that will recognize private property and the market economy, to update its legal system.Cuba had hoped that a diplomatic opening to the United States, agreed…

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Cuban reforms stress free market, private property and investment…

“The island’s small but vital private sector now employs some 13 percent of the Cuban workforce” reports yahoo.com. Raul Castro opened Cuba up to a small private sector, but he also made it clear in 2016 that “the concentration of property will not be allowed.”. Cuba will resume authorizing people to work in the private sector — such authorizations had been virtually suspended — but they will be under greater controls, mainly affecting restaurants, taxis, the construction sector and room rentals. Source: yahoo.com Share This:

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