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Along with his business success and community involvement, Philip Blumberg has provided thought leadership on important issues of international economic development and public education. Mr. Blumberg’s views include those on:

• Business

• Education

• Leadership

• Diversity

Business

“The men and women who preceded us…they built this City (Miami). And we’re building on their gift, passing down our contributions. So that someday, our children can stand here and be as proud of what we’ve done. Let us not fail them.”-Brickell Post, April 2001

“Lead effectively or get out of the way.”-Brickell Post April 2001

“It is old thinking to say, if Fort Lauderdale wins, we are losing somehow. We need to look at combining resources, to become more regionally focused.”- Brickell Post April 2001

“International economic development is the life-line of our future” -Miami Today- Jun 1, 2000

“South Florida is a world-class economic force. Over $100 billion a year in economic development is put out by the state.” – Miami Today, Jun 1, 2000
The tri-county area has some of the finest business facilities in the country. We need to start erasing the distinctions between county lines and embrace an agenda of cooperative efforts.” Miami Today, Jun 1, 2000

Education

“One of the most important criteria for economic expansion is the quality of our educational system.” – Miami Today, Jun 1, 2000

“In progressive communities around the country there has always been a close reinforcing relationship between the business community and the university system.” Miami Today- Jun 1, 2000

Leadership

When endorsing Mayor Penelas’ reelection bid, “I’m encouraged by what the mayor said, but we must demand no less of our public officials. Either lead effectively, or get out of the way.”- Miami Herald, June 4, 2000

Diversity

“We need to adopt a common goal. Meet together in the Orange Bowl as a group. It’s a first step, it’s a statement, it’s a reaction of togetherness instead of action of divisiveness. We might want to consider how we demonstrate, not just to the world but to ourselves, that we can live together. We talk about diversity training. It says we at least know we have a problem, but we certainly have not addressed it. Diversity training is a cliché. If we talk about the education of our children, they’ve got to know the history of Cuba. We have got to come to an awareness that if our children don’t understand the children next to them we’re never going to get this together.”-Miami Herald, May 21, 2000.