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Attended Florida Southern College
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This week in my +BBC News column: why +Herman Miller brought thousands of bees to the office. http://goo.gl/IjnDAX
This firm released thousands of bees into its office. It all came from a cost-benefit analysis.
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Back in 2004, the wedding of Matt Pawlowski and Tara Balzano was washed out by Hurricane Frances. Then, Hurricane Jeanne forced them to cancel the make-up date. So, did they ever get hitched? And where are they now?
From the wedding that was crashed by two storms, to the guy who rode our Jeanne on his roof, we remember those powerful storms 10 years later.
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The first person I fired called me years later and wanted to know why. Here's what to learn from it, along with advice from former +Shell Oil boss +Julian Dalzell and +esmt berlin's +Konstantin Korotov. http://t.co/1q0XCeWnC2
Years after you fire someone, they call and ask why. What went wrong — and what could you have done better?
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This is a story about a captain who had never raced before, who showed up in the shabby sailboat he lives on, and who somehow ended up leading the pack. It gets a little messy from there. http://goo.gl/PJfXX9
By Eric Barton Destinations magazine It was near the conclusion of the first race at the St. Thomas International Regatta, and if you ignore a few facts, our sailboat held first place. Within secon...
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Matthew McConaughey told me he has a regret, the woman he stood up one summer in Florida. So I tracked her down. http://goo.gl/M2R7se
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Before you give employee evaluations, first read these tips from +IBM's Sherry Finkel Murphy, +HEC Paris's Philippe Gaud, and the +St Gallen MUN's Antoinette Weibel.
Many loathe them, but there’s evidence that more employee reviews are actually a good thing. Here’s why.
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If you're forced to make cuts to your budget, here are a few secrets that will keep your company strong.
Manager’s nightmare: When you’re asked with making agonising workplace cuts. But, there could be another way.
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+Zillow  moved into an office with treadmill desks and open seating and here’s what exec +Amy Bohutinsky says happened next. http://goo.gl/xN7Nnv 
Office design is so much more than seating arrangements. It can mean the difference between success and failure
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The secret to good management may actually be to get out of the office more, says +Wharton School's +Stew Friedman.
http://goo.gl/G59cPp
Managers shouldn’t be judged on face time alone.
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My first article for +FOOD & WINE is on a killer cocktail, the national drink of the +The Bahamas, a vacation in a glass, the gully wash. http://goo.gl/RlxaXl
The bartender at your average tourist hangout in the Bahamas will likely encourage you to order an overpriced daiquiri or mojito. But go to a Bahamian hous...
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It might seem easy to manage an upswing, but Merryck & Co's David Reimer says it's tougher than bad times. That and other advice on how to plan for an increase in your business here: http://goo.gl/5esuy2
Let the good times roll? Managing in boom times isn't as easy as it looks. The secret to getting it right.
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What's the point of HR? +Elizabeth George and other experts explain why you should be working together with many managers' least favorite department. http://goo.gl/Q6fgyw
Frustrated with HR? Don't be. It might be just the ally you're looking for
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Storyteller, hard-nosed reporter, meticulous researcher, deadline beater, journalist
Employment
  • Freelance writer and editor
    2012 - present
    Projects include investigations, in-depth magazine cover pieces, a regular column for the BBC, travel, food, and anything else that makes for a good story.
  • New Times
    Editor, 2008 - 2012
  • The Pitch
    Managing Editor, 2005 - 2008
  • New Times
    Staff Writer, 2002 - 2008
  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune
    Reporter, 1999 - 2002
  • Stuart News
    Reporter, 1997 - 1999
  • Fort Pierce Tribune
    Reporter, 1996 - 1997
  • Houma Courier
    Reporter, 1995 - 1996
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Fort Lauderdale
Previously
Nashua, N.H.
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Storyteller, hard-nosed reporter, meticulous researcher, deadline beater, journalist.
Introduction
Eric is editor of New Times. He has a beautiful wife, a dumb dog, and makes awesome tacos. He also writes about himself in third-person for bios.

Education
  • Florida Southern College
    Journalism, 1991 - 1995
  • Nashua High School
    Shenanigans, 1989 - 1991
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I hired Manley Tree Service to trim back several trees in my yard. During the work, they flattened hundreds of dollars in landscaping, broke lighting, and damaged my driveway. When I confronted Paul Manley about this, he got irate, refused to cover more than $100 in the damage, and just lost his top. My wife almost called the police, fearing he was about to get violent. I wished we had recorded it so that the YouTube video might keep people from making the same mistake.
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