FERNANDO HERNANDEZ | THE CUBANS: OUR LEGACY IN THE UNITED STATES | 12-19-2012

Guest: Fernando Hernandez

12-19-2012

Lead Instructor, Business Dept at Everest Institute Kendall campus (Miami) Fernando Hernandez is the author of The Cubans: Our Legacy in the United States.

He was born in Banes, Cuba, arrived via the Pedro Pan Operation in 1962 at age 9. Grew up in NYC, attended Power Memorial Academy, Graduated from St.Thomas U. in Miami with a BA in Communications and a Masters in Management. I was in pharmaceutical sales for many years until one day I got up, and quit. That was in 2003. Ever since I have been teaching at Carlos Albizu University and Everest Institute in the Business Department.

The Cubans: Our Legacy in the United States chronicles the Cuban immigration to the United States from the 1800s to the present era. The author analyzes the impact the Cuban community has had on the cultural, economic, social, sports, and political scene in American society throughout multiple generations. Cuban immigrants have been one of the most successful communities in the United States. The book examines the contribution to baseball from MartΓ­n Dihigo to Tony PΓ©rez and from Ernesto Lecuona to Gloria Estefan in music. In business circles the reader will discover that The Coca Cola Company, the Kellogg Company and McDonalds Corporation had Cuban-born Chief Executive Officers and that Movado watch company was owned by a refugee who fled communist Cuba. The book vividly depicts more than 250 extraordinary and intriguing men and women that make for engrossing and captivating reading.

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