Organo Gold is Expanding the Coffee Culture

1:35 pm on September 12, 2018

The US coffee culture started in the 1960s in Greenwich Village, but it spread throughout the northern cities of the West Coast in the 1980s. Starbucks are now on almost every urban corner in the country. Authors have written about coffee consumption’s three waves. The first occurred from the 1800s to the 1980s with Folger’s, Maxwell House, coffee in diners, and instant coffee.

The second wave included the popularity of coffee drinks like espressos, lattes, and macchiatos. People were not very concerned about where the coffee’s ingredients were from. Starbucks was ahead of the curve using beans from Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia and several others places in the world.

The third wave is driven by coffee quality. Consumers want to know where the beans come from and how they were produced. There are constantly new choices available for coffee aficionados and consumers to try. Growers and harvesters are multiplying and expanding all over the world. The bean belt is made up of tropical regions near the equator. Brazil, Colombia, and Costa Rica are great places to produce coffee plants because they have mountains, warm days, and cool nights. There are many microbrewer’s popping up in America, while large coffee businesses are starting to focus on sustainable farming, fair-trade, and better coffee products.

In 2008, Bernardo Chua founded Organo Gold. It offers coffee products and supplements to complement the products sold at American coffee shops. People can stock up on their products or become a distributor. The company uses organic farming and natural ingredients. Its Gourmet Organic King of Coffee is the only instant coffee with Ganoderma Lucidum Spore Powder. The company also has a toothpaste with Ganoderma Lucidium. Organo offers supplements like Ganoderma Mycelium and Fenix XT. It was ranked 55th out of all network marketing companies in 2013.

Their LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/title/distributor-at-organogold

Betsy DeVos Slowly And Quietly Pushing Agenda Amidst Administration Turmoil

2:10 am on August 24, 2018

The Trump Administration has been a nonstop geyser of news. The 24-hour news cycle is absolutely bombarded with different White House revelations including staff turnover, secret tapes and contentious interactions with world leaders. But I urge you not to lose sight of the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, as she has fallen out of the limelight.

 

Her public image belies a political fighter that is ready to do anything it takes to achieve her agenda. Her public image is that of a demure, smiling woman who may be in over her head. But that public image is by design. Betsy DeVos is a cunning politician who may turn out to be one of the most effective Trump officials in the end.

 

We can only go by what we know. We know she hails from Michigan and that she comes from a billionaire family. We know that she has a fiery political past where she’s been known to intimidate. And we know that she is deeply committed to her transformation of the American education system.

 

The secretary would like to issue vouchers to each family in the United States. The families can then use these vouchers to choose their child’s schools. These vouchers can be used towards public schools, private schools or charter schools. And she believes that cracking open the closed market of America’s education system will spurn innovation while achieving better results.

 

As you would expect, she gets a lot of opposition to her views. That’s exactly why she puts on a polite face in public while fighting for her agenda out of the spotlight. It is a cunning tactic developed by an experienced politician and it is perfectly suited for the Trump Administration.

 

We also know that she cares deeply about her employees. She called a meeting with her employees in order to warn them about a fight she lost with President Trump. The secretary implored the president to leave an Obama-era policy intact that allows transgender students to use the bathroom of their identified gender in public schools. Donald Trump disagreed, repealed the rule and Betsy DeVos warned her employees.

 

She did not take the fight public because she does not want media attention. She is slowly warming the American public up to her reform of education by visiting charter schools across the country. Her recent visit with pop star Pit Bull and his charter school was popular with Florida residents.

 

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The Influence of Matt Badiali

11:23 am on August 20, 2018

An expert in the mining and agricultural industries, Matt Badiali has been making an impact on the business world for quite some time. Badiali has taught and studied for years at well known universities like Duke and North Carolina University. His research and expertise have taken him to many countries including the likes of Hong Kong, Singapore and even the Mexican desert. His research has helped many and he has put together a great career as a result.

Matt Badiali’s expertise expands to many areas. Recently he introduced a concept called ‘Freedom Checks.’ In a video Badiali demonstrated to the world how this concept can benefit almost anyone. How much money a person currently has in the bank or makes a year is irrelevant. These checks are the result of recent tax law changes. Many companies can expect their pockets to be fattened as a result. Badiali noted two examples of people who have benefited greatly from these breaks. Doug Smith of Missouri received more than twenty-four thousand dollars. Mike Reed of Colorado got a check for more than one hundred and sixty thousand dollars.

With the new tax laws in place, Matt Badiali is convinced that this could be the biggest cash grab in history. Companies that currently participate in the program receive more than ninety percent of their revenue from industries like transportation, natural resources and storage. Matt Badiali now find himself introducing a new program called the Master Limited Partnership or MLP. This new program give companies additional tax-related advantages that are normally given to partnerships. This ultimately gives companies additional benefits that are not accustomed to.

Matt Badiali has spent more than a decade researching great investments of all kinds. His ideas and insight are valued by experts all across the world. He appears destined for continued success for many years to come.

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Professor Michael Lacey: Accomplishments

3:31 pm on August 17, 2018

Michael Lacey is a teacher of extremely advanced mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

He has been a professor there since 1996, offering not only advanced math classes but also mentoring for pre-doctoral and doctoral students and has mentored at least 10 post-doctoral students. He also manages several education grants from the Nation Science Foundation.

Receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987, Lacey’s thesis was based in the area of probability in Banach spaces, and solved a problem relating to the law of the iterated logarithm for empirical characteristic functions.

His mentor was Walter Philip and the two once presented their proof of the almost sure central limit theorem at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where Lacey had one of his first postdoctoral positions. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | GAtech

He also held a postdoc position at Louisiana State University and worked at Indiana University from 1989 to 1996, when he moved to the Georgia Institute of Technology.

While at Indiana Lacey received a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to study the bi-linear Hilbert transform.

Lacey has also worked in ergodic theory, probability and harmonic analysis, where he has arguably done his most important work. Michael Lacey has over thirty freely available papers online that he authored or co-authored.

Michael Lacey also received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004 for work he did in collaboration with Xiaochun Li. He also received a fellowship in the American Mathematical Society in 2012.

Lacey is probably best known for his math lecture featuring the animated television comedy Futurama from the creator of the Simpsons. His lecture draws parallels to how the world of Futurama works to mathematical concepts. It is available on YouTube.

A Professor who teaches subjects such as Math-4305 and Math-3225, Lacey keeps things as light as possible while dealing with such advanced subjects. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://mathalliance.org/mentor/michael-lacey/ and http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html

His personal teacher page is filled with humorous, and even insulting, reviews of his teaching style, courses and lectures. There are complimentary reviews as well, but Lacey puts the funny ones up front. This seems like his way of dealing with the stress of teaching.

Louis Chenevert: Aerospace Innovator of UTC

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Louis Chenevert has achieved many things in the world of entrepreneurship due to his hard work to achieve what he knows he wants. At the beginning of his career, Louis Chenevert worked as a production manager for General Motors and eventually became the CEO of United Technologies. While he is currently a Goldman Sachs advisor, his time at UTC may be the most impressive of his many positions.

After spending 14 years with GM, Louis Chenevert set out to make a major change in his career path and the left the auto industry to pursue aerospace. Inspired by a former employee of GE, he left the corporation in 1993 to join Pratt & Whitney Canada. This former employee who also made the leap to aerospace ended up becoming the COO and President of United Technologies Corporation until he retired from the industry in 2002.

Louis Chenevert’s decision to join PWC was the first step on his journey to becoming the Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies Corporation as it’s one of their subsidiary companies. PWC is a division of Pratt & Whitney, 2 companies that both produce aircraft engines. While similar, PWC produces engines for smaller aircraft compare to P&W.

While at PWC, Louis Chenevert had caught the attention of the executives of P&W by managing to cut the costs of manufacturing their aircraft engines by 10% while maintaining the same quality. His methods also took manufacturing time from 2 years to only 9 months for each engine. It was these accomplishments that led to Pratt & Whitney’s Executive VP to choose Louis Chenevert as his successor at P&W in 1996.

His hard work continued at P&W and he was eventually named President of the company that has more than 33,000 employees just 3 years later in 1999. In 2006, Louis Chenevert took the leap to UTC becoming the company’s Chairman. In 2008, UTC’s former CEO George David made the decision to retire from the company. It was at this point that Louis Chenevert’s efforts involving improvements made to the GTF engine were rewarded by being named the former CEO’s successor.

https://www.cnbc.com/louis-chenevert/

Fortress Investment Group Helps Brightline And IPass Grow

2:53 am on August 4, 2018

Fortress Investment Group is now offering their clients iPass, one of the leading providers of global connectivity in the world. The secure investment by Fortress Investment Group of $20 million consisted of $10 million that was available to iPass immediately. IPass’s Chief Executive Officer, Gary Griffiths believes that this amount of funding will help iPass grow their revenue and provide a large about of credibility to the family of products that the company has to offer and is developing.

Some of the assets that iPass includes are their Veri-Fi and Smart Connect technology, along with a patent portfolio which is acting to secure the large loan. The loan was brokered by Riley Financial Inc., who have a lot of experience when it comes to high profile deals and understanding the equity of a company.

Another one of the investments belonging to Fortress Investment Group that is drawing attention is the private rail system known as Brightline. This rail line offers a direct way to travel between major cities in Florida such as Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. By choosing Brightline instead of driving, passengers are treated to free wifi, USB ports, and power outlets along with food service and social lounges without any of the hassle of dealing with the traffic that Florida is known for.

With the help of Fortress Investment Group, Brightline hopes to expand its service even further by operating routes to and from the major city of Orlando. This could potentially cut the travel time between Orlando and Miami to around 2 hours or less by offering travel speeds as fast as 125 miles per hour. While Brightline is currently only available in Florida, investors around the country are interested in building private rail lines by Brightway across in the country to connect cities like Chicago and St. Louis and Dallas to Houston. Only time will tell just how much expansion this rail line will see in the future. Brightline offers other connections besides just those that belong to their company, some of these include different retail stores as well as to other providers of transportation.

Susan McGalla’s Ideas on Women in Leadership

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Susan McGalla has a strong track record of success in the business world. She began working at American Eagle Outfitters at the bottom levels of the company, but she ended up becoming the company president. She now serves as one of the vice presidents of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ms. McGalla understands that it can be very difficult for women to reach the highest levels of leadership in corporate America. One thing that she credits for her ability to rise to the top is her family dynamic when she was a child. Her home was a competitive place. She had to work hard to get what she wanted out of life, and she has taken that attitude of competitiveness with her into the business world.

Susan McGalla has the desire to assist other women to be the best that they can be in the corporate world. She seeks to find ways for other women to reach the top. One idea that she believes will help women to reach the top levels of management is corporate mentorship.

A corporate mentor would be assigned by the company to help women at lower executive levels to learn how another woman succeeded in her rise to the top. The mentor would be there as a source of council and support as her protege made the climb up the corporate ranks.

One thing that Susan McGalla always emphasizes is that nothing happens without hard work. Anyone who wants to move up the corporate ladder and become a successful CEO like Susan McGalla needs to have the drive to work harder than anyone else at the company. A person has to be willing to take every opportunity that is presented to them so that she can stand out from the crowd having a record of substantial accomplishments within the company.

Find out more about Susan McGalla: http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/07/28/susan-mcgalla-promotes-opportunities-for-women-in-business/

Vijay Eswaran: What Is a True Servant Leader?

3:30 am on August 3, 2018

Vijay Eswaran says that there are five C’s to civil leadership. If you want to be a good leader, then you have to be able to have all of these five C’s.

The first C is care. You have to truly care about the people you want to be a leader of, whether they may be people in your congregation or employees in your company.

You also have to have clarity of vision. You have to be able to see beyond what other people see. You have to see more than the narrow field of vision that most people see. If you are unable to do that, how in the world will you be able to think beyond your own selfish needs and convey a larger mission and purpose in life to the people you are trying to lead?

Next, you have to have core values that you do not move away from. These core values must stay with you at all times. You must always adhere to these core values. Otherwise, you stand for nothing, and a leader who stands for nothing is not a leader of any sort.

There are some core values that are the same everywhere. For example, you need to always be as honest as possible. You must always be truthful. These core values can not be deviated from, or else you will not be the role model that you are trying to be.

You also have to be committed to growth. If you are not committed to growth, you will never grow personally. Your goal as a leader is to help other people grow, and if you are not growing by yourself, how in the world are you going to help other people grow?

Finally, you have to create within yourself the will to sacrifice. If you can not do that, then you will not be able to serve other people. You will not be a servant of other people. If you are not a servant of other people, you are not a true leader of people in any way or form.

The success story of OSI Group under the Leadership of Sheldon Lavin

1:09 pm on July 29, 2018

Sheldon Lavin is the chairperson and chief executive officer of OSI Group. He has worked in the meat industry for more than four decades. Sheldon became an active leader in OSI during the 1970s when the food processing company was searching for financing to build a meat processing plant with the aim of expanding its meat market. At the time, OSI Group was supplying meat products to McDonald’s. Sheldon has over the years transformed OSI Group from a national company to a worldwide meat products supplier. It currently supplies in 17 countries, with close to 20000 employees and more than 80 facilities.

Career background

Sheldon Lavin began his career at OSI Group, where he was working as a consultant. Lavin has worked in the financial and banking services industry in the past, before joining OSI Group. Lavin contributed to the company’s growth, and in 1975 he became the company’s partner. OSI Group also expanded its operations into Europe, Asia, and South America. Additionally, Lavin bought a controlling interest during the 1980s and took over the food processing company. Sheldon Lavin has played an integral role in initiating and maintaining a unique culture in the company where employees are treated like family. The policy has been essential in reducing staff turnover because employees have the right working conditions; hence, they don’t leave the company.

OSI Group receives Awards

OSI Group has won several awards under the umbrella of Sheldon Lavin as the chief executive officer. The group has received awards for various achievements such as maintaining safety standards, health, and environmental management. The British Safety Council awarded OSI Group the 2016 Globe of Honor. The award was in recognition of the company’s efforts to create job opportunities all over the world and position itself onto the international platform. The award is given to companies that have a vision in all fields, and they strive to work hard to convert their dreams to reality. Lavin has also received other awards since he joined OSI Group for being part of essential services such as the board member of Goodman Theater, director and president of the Sheba Foundation, and Rush University Medical Center’s board member. Lavin is an active philanthropist, who participates in various charities. He is actively involved in the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, United Negra College Fund, the Jewish United Fund, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Chris Burch is a Successful Optimist

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Chris Burch happens to be the Founder of Burch Creative Capital which is a firm that majors in handling project investments and trademark development. Other than this firm, Chris Burch is involved in other money-making ventures from real estate to the fashion industry. In regards to real estate, he purchased an isolated and unoccupied resort which he worked on and refurbished to create an admirable hotel. Being located on the Indonesian island of Sumba, it looks a lot of courage for Chris Burch to take that risk and own that property. He was not sure how things would work out for him, but he was optimistic that the hotel would put that island on the map. For sure it did as the hotel became recognized in 2016 as number one in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine. Apparently, before venturing to the idea of the hotel, he had become involved in the refurbishment of a Hotel which he did with some partners. In that case, his interest Nihiwatu, the hotel he put up was out of the experience and knew it would pick with not time irrespective of its location, check (Chronicleweek.com). Being on an island, he was optimistic that people would appreciate what the hotel has to offer considering that it is a remote area. The locals could be said to have benefited a big deal from the establishment of the resort as their home area would now be exposed to the world.

Chris Burch is keen on the impact that taking risks has as the bigger the risk, the bigger the results whether positive or negative, but one should be optimistic.

Failures though should not deter someone from pursuing their initial objectives, and one should use them as a stepping stone to reach their desired destination. In his case, he experienced several failures and irrespective of how disappointed he was; he took responsibility to right his wrongs to move in the correct direction. Additionally, he advises people to be good listeners as it helps in making the right decisions especially those that are business related. Working with people who have similar objectives makes an individual’s life easy in pursuing their goals because there is no struggle in achieving them and in the shortest time possible. For Chris Burch, he worked with James McBride a South-African hotelier by then and a friend from New York who offered him an honest opinion about his business venture, learn more on burchcreativecapital.com. The two were the best-placed individuals to help him out of the experience to realize his dream in the hotel industry. In that case, having the right people is important when working towards certain goals.