Category Archives: Eric Wright

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Skanska

Wed, Feb 01 2017
Building Better Communities and Tomorrow’s Workforce By Eric Wright It doesn’t have the aesthetic attraction of projects Skanska USA has completed like the iconic Innovation, Science and Technology building at Florida Polytechnic University, nor will it be utilized by every Central Florida resident and visitor like their work on the I-4 Ultimate project. Yet, the Continue Reading Read more
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The Manufacturing Renaissance

Mon, Aug 29 2016
American manufacturing is in the midst of a renaissance. As countries like China have industrialized, their cost of living has risen, along with their costs to produce goods exported around the world. This trend coupled with the rapid development of technology that multiplies the efficiency and precision of manufacturing is creating a new paradigm across Continue Reading Read more
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Publisher’s Feature

Mon, Aug 01 2016
Living and Working in Paradise When my wife Susan and I are taking a walk on the beach, dining at a river front restaurant or even taking the grandkids to one of the theme parks, we almost always look at each other and say, “People save all year to visit this place and we get Continue Reading Read more
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One on One with Anthony Parkes

Fri, Jul 01 2016
Anthony Parkes, Director, International Chamber of Commerce and World Chambers Federation By Eric Wright Nothing inspires innovation like international commerce. Our English word “phonics” is a tribute to the inventors of the phonetic alphabet, the Phoenicians. They developed this quantum leap in communication because they were a maritime, mercantile culture, where written communication was essential Continue Reading Read more
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Publisher’s Highlight

Fri, Jul 01 2016
A Regional Vision As we celebrate the 4th of July, usually with friends and family, afternoon picnics and evening fireworks, one can’t help but wonder if the founders, even in their wildest dreams, could foresee the nation that would arise out of their audacious vision. Visions are like that; they begin as just a seed Continue Reading Read more
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PUBLISHER’S NOTE: By Eric Wright

Mon, Apr 04 2016
FINDING THE HOLY GRAIL I remember a very effective ad campaign years ago for the investment firm of EF Hutton, a company which was later absorbed by larger fish in the investment sea. In each ad, people were in a crowded area talking about their investments and one person says, “Well, my broker is EF Continue Reading Read more
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ONE ON ONE: Jame M. Fenton-Ph. D

Mon, Apr 04 2016
Director of University of Central Florida’s Florida Solar Energy Center JAMES M. FENTON-Ph.D By: Eric Wright U.S. electric consumers spend over $360 billion each year, much of which pays for power generated from fossil fuels which are extracted outside our state. To put it simply, currently there is a trade imbalance when it comes to Continue Reading Read more
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Begin With the “Why” In Mind    

Wed, Jan 13 2016
It is an Eye Opening Experience Simon Sinek in his now famous TED Talk, “Start with Why. How Great Leaders Inspire Action,” strove to explain how the Wright Brothers, Martin Luther King Jr. and Apple succeeded, while many others with similar goals, during the same time period, never achieved their results or recognition. All of Continue Reading Read more
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Up Close with Rick Weddle

Wed, Jan 13 2016
Throughout history, it is as economies rise that all other forms of development: social, cultural and academic, are given the opportunity to rise as well. Thus economic development is really the development of the whole of the society, and without it all the others languish, like abandoned cars on the road of history. For Rick Continue Reading Read more
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Focused Education for a Better Life | Florida Technical College

Sat, Jan 09 2016
Often the motivation that brings students to Florida Technical College is perhaps 33 percent desire or 33 percent opportunity, but it is also 33 percent fear. FTC turns those fears into an actionable plan, from certificate programs than enable a graduate to get a better job, to a baccalaureate degrees that are the doorway into a new career. Read more
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