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Kyle Bass: For the Love of Money $$

Kyle Bass founder of Hayman Capital Management based out of Dallas TX, is a hedge fund manger who is infamously known for correctly predicting the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis. Bass made a fortune betting against these subprime securities and was featured on Bloomberg TV and profiled in an article written by D. Magazine. Not too long after he would lose his good judgment and what seemed to be the “Midas touch”.

In an recent article found on Useful Stooges, it’s said that Kyle Bass has been making “bad call after bad call”. This article goes on to explain his publicly announced bad decisions which would not come to fruition. He stated year after year the crash of Japan’s economy and most recently China. These economies are still holding strong.

Furthermore, he sided with Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina, whose country defaulted on it’s sovereign debt twice within 13 years. He goes on record as calling Singer & Co. “immoral” when New York judge Thomas Griesa ruled that Argentina couldn’t just pay back creditors who settled for reduced amounts.

The bad decisions don’t just stop there. In order to make good on his investment, Bass would go on TV defending General Motors, stating that fatalities caused by GM’s known faulty power steering systems and non-deploying airbags was the fault of the passengers themselves, for not wearing seatbelts or being drunk!

Bass seems to have a love for money that fuels his decisions, which in turn, places a black mark on his company as well as his trustworthiness as a hedge fund manager. This money lust has taken Bass to start the CFAD Coalition For Affordable Drugs organization, and under this banner, he chooses certain pharmaceutical firms, short-sells their stocks, then challenges one or more of their patents. Bass rakes in the dough while the pharmaceutical’s prices go up.

This last pharmaceutical scheme has come up to the PTAB (Patent Trial and Appeals Board) who has denied Bass’s first 2 patent challenges. Kyle Bass’s actions prove the old proverb, “for the love of money is the root of all evil”.

Contribution of Mike Baur to innovation in Switzerland

About Mike

Mike Baur is a Swiss businessman who has had an interest in banking from the time he was a teenager. With this passion, Baur decided to pursue Business Administration from the University of Bern. From this career, Baur has built a successful business that has enriched his experience and knowledge both in business and finance.

For the past 20 years. Mike spent his life working with different banking institutions. His experience and diligence in operation have enabled his rise through the job ranks. He has worked with several banking institutions including Clariden and Sallfort. He has served an executive board member in a private bank as part of his achievements.

The journey of entrepreneurship

In 2014, Mike turned 39. It was in this year that he developed an interest in starting his company. Together with two other colleagues, Baur started the Swiss Startup Company which aims at helping the young innovators achieve their goals. Switzerland has several young developers especially on digital innovations, but they lack sufficient support to build on their ideas. The three individuals own the company, and the operations are privately run.

Mike Baur’s passion

Since there are several young people with technological ideas, Mike has always had a strong passion for helping these people put their ideas into practice. According to him, the innovative young people have the capability of utilizing technological resources. Most of these youths are not in a position to turn their ideas into realities because of the financial limitations. Having the passion to help this group of people out, Mike and his colleagues agreed to focus on the tech-prenuers since that is the direction that the world is taking currently. Currently, Mike finances most of the activities in the company. Baur is also in charge of the fundraising activities in the company.

The Swiss Startup Factory

Started in 2014, the Swiss Startup Factory aims at helping young people to develop their ideas. The company ensures that the innovative young people are given sufficient financial and managerial advice on how to handle their ideas. Currently, the company through the support of Mike Baur has financed different projects which could change the world. The developers are given three months’ period during when the ideas are incubated. The duration gives the developers sufficient time to come up with ways of being competent in the market. Through the support of the co-founders, information on how to get further support from the international market is provided.

 

Nutrition Success At Success Academy

Success Academy has a very hands on, experience based approach that includes high-quality, educational, entertaining experiences for children. At Success Academy Crown Heights, Ms. Sarnelli’s class came back from science to find a “restaurant.” Where their desks used to be, there were dining tables with place cards, menus and appetizers of fresh raw carrots. Cole Yaverbaum, a teacher at the school, prepared a main course of gourmet pizzas for the children, as well as fruit smoothie bowls. The children were excited about the experience.

 

 

Success Academy uses the method of Project Based Learning in its learning units. This project was done as a part of a learning unit about supermarkets. The purpose of this project was to teach children about healthy food options, nutrition, and to get the children to have a taste for healthy food. The intention was to teach kids that there is more out there than the instant gratification of unhealthy food that appears to be the most appealing and available. Prior to eating their meals, scholars were informed about nutrition and how it can help them in their lives. Also, during the activities, scholars were shown how to make smoothies.

 

As the children ate their healthy meals, their natural curiosity flowed. They asked many questions, such as “Why is whole grain better?”, “Where did you buy these ingredients” and “What is the best snack to have before playing soccer?”. This project was a success for Success Academy because its point was inspire children to ask more questions and to have an active interest in nutrition.

 

Success Academy Scholars were introduced a variety of foods, with the intent of showing them healthy options that they have never heard of or consumed, such as hummus and snap peas. In their meals there were carrots, apples, celery sticks, chia seeds, whole grain crackers, mozzarella, tomatoes, red peppers, green peppers and yellow peppers. The tables that the children ate upon were topped with butcher paper “table clothes” and a plants. The plants were arugula plants that were grown in a previous project.

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Logan Stout, CEO Of IDLife Nutritional Plan

Logan Stout, athlete and entrepreneur is successful in all he does. He has always been looking for ways to become successful by compiling strategies on the field and off the field. Logan graduated from J.J. Pearce High School out of Richardson, Texas. He was born and raised in the city and served on the student council in his high school years. He was more than just a superb student as he earned the MVP in his junior and senior year of the basketball season. He was a baseball and basketball player for varsity teams.

Logan Stout had a mind for everything about success and for this reason, he went on to ensure that he was successful as a professional baseball athlete. While on the field, Logan participated in 17 world series events either by playing or by coaching. He attended the Panola University and went on to earn his business degree. He not only earned his business degree but also a psychology degree from Dallas University. He coached for the Dallas Baptist University as he served as their youth minister. Logan also believes that focusing on your overall health of the mind as well as body and soul is what will contribute to overall life success. For this reason, he came up with an idea for healthcare products back in 2014. This product is IDLife.

ID Life carries a line of products aimed at energy supplements and shakes to help with weight management. They offer an extensive line of products.

ID Life is not available in your local stores and is more than just a vitamin that you can purchase locally. These products are made specifically to be formulated for helping someone by giving them a therapeutic dose of the specified nutrient they need to restore the nutrients that the body is lacking. It helps to improve overall nutrition while it works to optimize your overall health.

When you participate in this program, you will be required to take your ID Nutrition packed in the morning with your breakfast and the PM packet with your dinner. If you miss a day of the program, you simply will just start the next day again. You want to maintain a regular routine of ID Nutrition if you hope to gain the most of your nutrition packets.

You will start to feel better after about 10 days on the program and will feel superb after 90 days.

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The Succession of The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund

In recent news, citizens oftentimes have witnessed reports of police brutality. Police brutality remains one of the most profound issues of today. Moreover, police brutality has existed for as long as the police themselves have existed. With that being said, an uptick in police attacking minority citizens remains evident.

Moreover, the United States of America remains at a crossroads regarding the livelihood of migrant workers. On one hand, you have people who support the betterment of all people regardless of their national origin. However, this does not remain evident on the other hand. Moreover, people on the other side of the spectrum support the idea of deportation. According to them, deportation appears as a viable solution and deterrent to illegal immigration.

However, such backlash opposes the history of the United States. For those unaware, the United States of America remains a nation of immigrants. Moreover, no group of people originated in the United States. This also includes the Native American people. To expound further, tactics such as mass deportation and building a wall undermines the values of the constitution of United States.

For millions, the United States of America remains a place where people can grow and provide for their families. Fortunately, people such as Michael and Larkin understand this concept.

Moreover, Michael and Jim remain the co-founders of Phoenix New Times.

Furthermore, they helped to create the Village Voice Media. Recently, both men made headlines regarding a settlement they won from the police of Maricopa County.

Moreover, they won $3.75 million dollars from their unwarranted arrests in the state of Arizona. To expound further, both men remained illegally detained in the middle of the night. Moreover, their incarceration remained in violation of their First Amendment rights. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin

In fact, their case went all the way to the United States Court of Appeals for the ninth circuit. Fortunately, they won their case. For those unaware, The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund remains a strong advocate for migrant rights. For years, both of them have spent countless hours fighting and protecting the civil rights of migrant workers and other immigrants.

Moreover, the foundation remains a strong supporter of free speech and the unification of migrant workers. With that being said, the United States of America has a long way to go regarding tolerating people from different backgrounds.

Although the country has made significant progress, a segment of the population still believes that they remain superior. Therefore, they undermine people who do not look like them or who did not hail from their background. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase and Michael Larcey | Facebook

This remains noteworthy due to the fact that people in the United States of America hail from all walks of life. In fact, millions of people refer to the United States as a “Melting Pot.” Moreover, it appears as though the United States will become a majority-minority nation by 2050.

Also, violations such as these continue to divide the citizens of the U.S. What people fail to realize is that these people remain their fellow citizens.

Troy McQuagge of USHEALTH Bags One Planet’s Gold Award for Best CEO

Troy McQuagge of USHEALTH Group bagged the One Planet Award in 2016. The chief executive officer of the company won the awards because of his tremendous efforts in providing unique healthcare advantage plans throughout the nation. Since he joined the USHEALTH Group, Troy has extended the services of the company by expanding its operations.

Appreciation

In his speech of appreciation, Troy stated that he was elated to receive positive public recognition as that was a reflection of his efforts in the healthcare industry. He also said that the award belonged to the entire team he was working with, because without the team of advisors, it would have been impossible to coordinate the management and clients to offer healthcare services. Troy also explained that the active and supportive team has been behind numerous cutting edge services in the healthcare sector. He promised to continue providing even better healthcare insurance services for better health that means longer lives.

One Planet Awards

One Planet Awards are have been in existence for years. These awards are globally handed to organizations across the world. The awards recognize the efforts of hard-working people in business, service delivery as well as professionalism in different sectors. The One Planet Awards are open to any service providing organization that is interested in participating through the submission of the nomination. From not-for-profit organizations to start-ups, for-profit organizations to public firms, as long as the group is offering the best in professionalism, One Planet Awards will recognize the efforts. The awards cover different sectors of the industry including marketing, communications, public relations, executives, team leaders as well as firms. Read more.

Troy McQuagge

Troy McQuagge is a pace setting career corporate. The chief executive officer of USHEALTH Group is a serial entrepreneur who bears excellent insurance sales skills. He hails from Panama and has been instrumental in providing good and affordable coverage for Americans. Mr. Troy went to the University of Central Florida and has since amassed over thirty years experience in sales and marketing. His career began in 1983 when he worked for Allstate Insurance, a company that sold insurance. He later joined UICI, also known as United Insurance Companies Inc, in 1995.

Troy later joined the company’s agency, UGA. He was promoted to the presidency two years later. In 2006, Troy joined HealthMarkets, which was initially known as UICU. This was after private equity investors purchased the healthcare company. In AMG, named Agency Marketing Group, McQuagge registered remarkable growth by driving the insurance sales to the premium level. That marked the beginning of his success in insurance sales. With the annual sales of $1 billion, McQuagge was better placed to keep soaring through his career. Currently, he leads USHEALTH Group and its affiliates in providing excellent healthcare services.

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Equities First Holdings Acquiring more Spacious Office Space in Melbourne

Equities first Holdings is the global leader in providing alternative lending strategies. According to news boost published by market wired on 15th Nov 2016, Equities First Holdings has relocated the Melbourne offices to the heart of Melbourne.

This move was driven by the need to make their offices more accessible to business associates and other clients. Another reason for relocating was due to their growing business which needed a big space to accommodate their current clients. The address for the new Office is Equities First Holdings (Australia) Pty.

In Australia, Equities First Holdings has other offices in Sydney and Perth. Other places where the company operates are UK, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, and Switzerland. The company has its HQ in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Equities first Holdings has been in existence since 2002. Its subsidiaries are Equities First Holdings Ltd London, Equities First Holdings Ltd Hong Kong, Equities First Limited Singapore and Equities First Holdings Ltd Australia.

What Equities first Holdings Specialize In?

If you are in need of fast capital for a project or business, Equities first Holdings provides alternative financial solutions for you. The company is well renowned for providing stock-based loans. In its over 14 years of existence, the company has been praised for offering alternative loans. Click here to know more.

Equities first Holdings has been serving both individuals and corporations. The company’s worth is over $40 million. The company is the first of its type to come up with innovative ways of acquiring sources of finance. For this reason, the Company has stayed in business especially during harsh economic times.

When harsh economic times hit, financial institutions stop issuing credit-based loans for working capital. Therefore, companies and individuals in need of the credit –based loans turn to Equities first holdings. The Company offers the stock-based loans even to those without means of qualification. Therefore, anyone can access a loan from them to secure their business failure. All you need to do is to state the use of the loan you are asking for.

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Top facts about Sawyer Howitt`s entrepreneurial life

Sawyer Howitt, a young and prolific entrepreneur, was born in Portland, Oregon. His father, who is a chief executive officer at Meriwether Company, guides him into the life of entrepreneurship, and at a tender age, Howitt has already achieved a lot in the venture. Besides, he is also an acknowledgeable athlete and plays for the famous Racquetball Club, whose location is Oregon. The young entrepreneur has been part of many business ventures, and currently is an entrepreneur at Meriwether Group Company. Despite that, he is also pursuing education so as to improve his skills in entrepreneurship. Here is a look at various facts about Sawyer Howitt.

Sawyer Howitt has also been part of many businesses over the past years, which have impacted his life in various ways. One of the major firms that the youngster has participated in is the KURE juice bars, which he procured his internship. While working in the company, he learned various strategies to serve customers better, as well as handle their claims. Besides, the young entrepreneur acquired essential and elementary presentation skills, which one requires to serve people well. As a result, he has become a proficient entrepreneur over the past years and has conducted various business activities with the application of the knowledge he achieved in the different firms.

On the other hand, the young entrepreneur also worked at RFID Checkout Company during the internship and acquired essential skills, to prepare him to be a better entrepreneur. During the course, the entrepreneur gained prowess in making advanced reports, concerning customers as well as the business operations. Besides, the internship at the company equipped him with knowledge on the operating system of the various departments in a firm.

In addition to that, his involvement in the company enabled him to understand the basics for a standard productivity of a business. Hence he has gained an idealistic mind, which is essential in improving the various operations of the firm. His ability to manage files is also an added advantage in the entrepreneurial field and has profoundly contributed to his success in taking part in his father’s businesses. Sawyer Howitt has therefore achieved a lot at a tender age and is currently working at his father’s firms, and his aim is to own a company, which empowers other entrepreneurs.

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The Owner of Dental Sleep Masters, Avi Wesfogel

Avi Wesfogel attended Rutgers University where he graduated with a BA in biology and psychology and a DDS from the New York College of Dentistry. He has had an extensive background and great experience in sleep treatment and sleep disorders.

 

His dental practice began in the year 1999 when he established a private dental practice, Old Bridge Dental Care. In a period of more than 15 years, he has earned a series of awards from the community such as Best dentist designation for multiple years.

 

It was during this period when Dr. Avi started an exploration in the field of sleep and learning how dentists or physicians can assist in curing patients with sleep disorders. As a result, he founded Healthy Heart Sleep in the year 2011. The latter specialized in working with physicians worldwide and provided them with knowledge and skills on establishing and managing sleep labs.

 

He established Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient in 2012 where he also lectured dentists on best ways to increase and serve sleep patients. Dr. Avi Weisfogel further established Dental Sleep Masters to assist dentists in exploring the world of sleep by using oral appliances to cure patients.

 

The owner of Dental Sleep Masters draws on in-depth techniques of sleep apnea. His findings on the information he acquires are used by dentists to identify potential patients apart from curing them when the need arises.

 

The advancements in technology have made effects of sleep apnea visible to professionals in the medical field. According to Avi Weisfogel, sleep apnea may result in stroke, diabetes, and some other cardiovascular illnesses.

 

The family man has been inspired to dive deep into the world of sleep by the love he has for his children and to help the less privileged in the society. Indeed, the idea of Dental Sleep Masters emanated from his background which molded him with the desire to help the sick.

 

Avi Wesfogel day begins as early as 6 am. He spends the first one-hour praying. The rest of the day he is always attending meetings, receiving calls, checking emails and blogging. He hints that his ability to schedule for every task at any given time maximizes his productivity.

 

 

 

John Goullet:IT Staffing Professional And Chairman Of Diversant LLC

John Goullet is an IT consultant, entrepreneur and IT tech staffing professional. A 1983 graduate of Ursinus College, Goullet began his career working with a number of companies as an IT consultant. He was with Lyndhurst, New Jersey based Computer Sciences Corporation for two years prior to graduating from college. Between 1983 and 1986 he worked with The Constell Group. He then spent a year with 3d Information Services, 3 years with Tsr Consultants and worked for Cap Gemini America from 1990 until 1994. In 1994 John Goullet founded his own company Info Technologies.

Info Technologies is an staffing company specializing on offering mainly Fortune 500 companies nationwide with solutions to IT problems and staffing needs. His deep understanding of the corporate climate and their IT staffing requirements enabled him to match the skillset, work style and personalities of his consultants to perfectly meet the client’s needs. The company was very successful and enjoyed rave reviews from the companies it served. Info Technologies won numerous awards and was cited by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the country.

Still, in 2010 John Goullet decided his company could be even more effective if he partnered with another firm. So he decided to merge his company with Diversant Inc., the nation’s largest IT staffing firm owned by African Americans, to form Diversant LLC. Diversant specializes in providing IT workers to Fortune 500 and mid-market companies in several industries on a contingent, contract or permanent basis. A fully-certified Minority Business Enterprise, Diversant is dedicated to helping companies get the quality workers and innovative solutions they need while diversifying the supply chain and the workplace.

As chairman of Diversant, John Goullet has helped to provide greater opportunities for the company’s consultants, partners and clients. At Diversant Goullet continues to work on his passion for creating new and better ways to meet the ever-evolving challenges the IT marketplace faces using proprietary “Best-In-Class” methodologies. The new company is able to use the combined strengths of the companies that created it to expand its presence while developing innovative new IT solutions.

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Rick Smith; The Man Responsible for the Growth of Securus

Securus Technologies is a technology company that services the corrections industry. They offer information management software, communication infrastructure, and parolee tracking services. Securus was founded in 1986. It is based in Dallas, Texas. The company has regional offices in Allen, Carrolton, and Atlanta. Securus has served more than two thousand facilities and a million inmates in the US, Mexico, and Canada. The company has acquired several companies to add the number of products that it offers to clients including Guarded Exchange, Telerus, CellBlox, and Primonics.

Rick Smith is the CEO of Securus Technologies. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo where he earned a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Engineering. Smith joined Frontier Corporation after school and went on to work in various departments including finance, business development, and IT. He was named the CEO of Eschelon Telecom Inc. in 2001. Smith was able to grow the company’s revenue ten times to $350 million when he was there. He was able to take the company to a successful Initial Public Offering in 2005. Smith was named the CEO of Securus Technologies by the board of directors of the enterprise in 2008. Read more about Rick Smith Securus on glassdoor.com.

Securus announced the addition of a senior sales executive to its team at the start of last year. John Bell joined the company as the senior vice president of sales. He was brought on to build a sales team based on software to sell its portfolio that comprises of hundreds of products. Smith said that they had invested six hundred million dollars towards the development of security and safety products. The company needed an experienced sales executive to come in and help to sell these products to new clients. Smith said that Bell would oversee the sales team and grow them accordingly so that they would be able to articulate the products accurately to prospective customers.

Bell has a Master’s degree and a Doctorate from the Wharton School of Business and the Kellogg School of Management respectively. He has worked at top telecommunication companies in the country including Verizon, Time Warner Cable, and AT&T. He will lead a sales team that is made up of 100 sales associates on the ground and site. Smith explained that they had chosen Bell because of his work experience and performance in his previous positions. Bell had been able to develop sales leaders and to steer the companies to exceptional growth. Josh Conklin is the vice president of Sales. He will collaborate to accomplish the goals of the enterprise. They are tasked with presenting the full bundle of products to clients. They also engage with customers on a personal basis. Read more on bitsylink.com about Rick Smith Securus.