Business Monday

CEO Roundtable: What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?


Bet on yourself,” from my brother Ricky. Confidence and a personal commitment to making things happen are prerequisites for success in business.

Eddy Arriola, chairman, Apollo Bank

Prepare for the worst and expect the best!

Roslyn Artis, president, Florida Memorial University

Always finish what you start. It sounds simple, but a lot of people don’t.

Ana-Marie Codina Barlick, CEO, Codina Partners

Invest your time doing what you do best and then hire top talent to complement your own skills.

Tere Blanca, CEO, Blanca Commercial Real Estate

You can’t fake or buy culture.

Daniel Cane, CEO, Modernizing Medicine

In business, you will fail, and it’s a necessary ingredient of finding the right formula for success. Don’t run away from failure; embrace it, learn from it and use it as leverage.

Fabiola Fleuranvil, CEO, Blueprint Creative

Stay the course!

Charlotte Gallogly, president, World Trade Center Miami

Never give up!! Just persevere.

Mike Jackson, chairman and CEO, Autonation

You can get everything in life you want if you help enough people get what they want.

Keith Koenig, president, City Furniture

Done is better than perfect. Aim to have something done at the 70-80% level, on time, versus waiting more time to have it perfect at 100%.

Jose Li, CEO, 71 lbs

Position, and the power that is attached to it, does not get you as far as building strong and positive working relationships. Always do the right thing and all else will fall into place.

Ana Lopez-Blazquez, CEO, Baptist Health Enterprises

Find the passion.

Bruce Orosz, president and CEO, ACT productions

Do something you love, follow your instincts, and stay true to your beliefs. It’s a recipe for happiness and sleeping well at night.

Lauren “Lolo” Reskin, owner, Sweat Records

Persistence pays off!

Maureen A. Shea, CEO, Right Management

My father told me that what is important is the people, not the deal.

John Sumberg, managing partner, Bilzin Sumberg

Always do what you tell the clients you will do. Never promise something you cannot deliver.

Teresa Weintraub, president and CEO, Fiduciary Trust International of the South