MonthFebruary 2016

When Two People on the Opposite Sides of a Political Spectrum Meet in the Middle

One can never be too certain when it comes to politics. Most times we tend to believe we know how things are going to turn out, but only a few of us get it right. The twists and turns in a soap opera don’t come close to the ones in politics. For example, it is not many times you see people on the opposite sides of a spectrum of politics agree on something unless they are both benefitting. And the chances of that happening are quite slim. However, they do. And it has happened.

Bernie Sanders is not a huge fun of Republicans and vice versa. So when Billionaire Industrialist Charles Koch, who has on numerous times supported Republicans vying for office shared the same sentiments with Bernie Sanders, many were shocked. And am guessing Bernie Sanders was shocked just as much. The Vermont Senator is a well-known Democratic Socialist while the billionaire industrialist is a libertarian. Bernie Sanders has occasionally expressed his concern over the country’s slow shift to an oligarchic society. In such a society, the country is governed by a handful of wealthy people who can manipulate both the economic and political situations in their favor causing the gap between the rich and the poor to widen. As it turns out, Charles Koch, Who Bernie Sanders thinks represents everything that is wrong with America, shares the same sentiments. Recently, Charles Koch shared an op-ed on The Washington Post noting that although the senator has more often than not misunderstood where he stands on some common issues, he agrees that the biased economic and political systems created by the country’s leaders should be tackled.

In the article, Charles Koch writes: “Whenever we allow government to pick winners and losers, we impede progress and move further away from a society of mutual benefit.” Charles Koch also goes further to point out that that is not the only sentiment the two share. They both agree that the criminal justice system is in dire need of reform. According to Charles Koch, the existing laws are tearing apart the lives of low-level and non-violent offenders.

The billionaire industrialist who is one of the richest people on earth has vested interests in politics and has never shied away from airing his concerns. He has numerously cited his opposition to corporate welfare. He has always advocated for minimal government interference in the economy since, according to him, too much government interference can lead to loss of liberty and prosperity.

Communicate With Talk Fusion

Talk Fusion is an innovative video communication service. Founded by Bob Reina, it is a popular and efficient product that anyone can use.

Talk Fusion is a video technology used for business and social communication. It is extremely easy to use. To send a message, just record it on any video device, open the Talk Fusion portal, browse to the saved video file and upload it. The video email can be made utilizing the portal. The service offers ready-made videos and templates. Additionally, whoever uses this product may insert their own graphics and even add a text message to go along with their video. He/she can choose the appropriate service to distribute the message to one person or literally thousands. The reusable videos are saved on Talk Fusion’s site. After the email is received, the video may then be clicked on and it will play instantly. There is no extra time or effort required. These types of messages can be highly effective whether viewed between business associates or close family members and friends.

Bob Reina is the founder and CEO of Talk Fusion. First created in the U.S. in 2007, his product is now a part of more than 85 countries. Bob came up with his visionary idea in 2004 to send a 10 second video through email. Even though people didn’t always believe in his idea, he made it happen. In cooperation with his IT expert friend, his successful goal of transmitting the video email was accomplished. Talk Fusion has outdone Yahoo, AOL, CBS and others in it’s class to emerge as the 8th largest video content provider worldwide.

Talk Fusion is versatile, simple to use and inexpensive. It makes business and social interactions transferred through technology clearer and more meaningful. Creator Bob Reina is also a humanitarian who contributes to charitable causes and fights for the welfare of animals.

Avi Weisfogel Creates GoFund Me Campaign to Benefit Operation Smile

Avi Weisfogel, D.D.S. earned his undergraduate degree at Rutger’s University and pursued his license to practice dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry. He began his professional career in dentistry at Old Bridge Dental Care in his hometown of Old Bridge, New Jersey, where he won the title of Best Dentist several times.

Avi Weisfogel then expanded his practice to include Dental Sleep Masters Seminars to assist patients in treating their sleep disorders, founding Healthy Heart Sleep in 2010 to further work with physicians to establish sleep labs. In 2012, Weisfogel went even further, establishing Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient to serve patients with sleep disorders. He currently owns Dental Sleep Masters Seminars and works with patients to treat their sleep disorders. Avi Weisfogel specializes in the treatment of sleep apnea and has worked in this field for over a decade.

Well-known for his philanthropy, his love for humanity, and his love for dentistry, Dr. Weisfogel has started a GoFund Me page for Operation Smile, an organization began in 1982 by Dr. William Magee. Operation Smile offers free surgical dentistry for indigent children around the world who suffer from cleft palates and other facial deformities. To date, Operation Smile has helped nearly a quarter of a million children and teens who needed facial surgery. The healthcare professionals who donate their time have also worked extensively with medical staff around the world to train them to handle these healthcare needs. All of the funds received by Dr. Weisfogel will go directly to Operation Smile.

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Dynamics Search Partners’ Keith Mann Is Making Dreams Happen

Imagine growing up in an environment that offers you limited opportunities. All around you are hard working people who continuously hit a financial brick wall. Those who have achieved a level of success still bump their heads against the glass ceiling that showcases an upper-level, which is continuously out of their grasp. Some of your school mates wonder if there is any point in hard work during high school if they can’t afford a higher education. It’s not a pretty picture but for many underprivileged children, this is a reality. Luckily, there are people like Keith Mann who are working to right this economic and educational wrong.

Keith Mann believes in opportunities. This shows clearly through his business, Dynamics Search Partners, which facilitates relationships between big name investors and assets. Keith also shares the belief that all hard working individuals deserve the right to a brighter future. This mentality has led to his partnership with Uncommon Schools, a free nonprivate and nonprofit charter school for underprivileged students, who are enrolled in grades k through 12. In pairing with Uncommon Schools, Mann recently began the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement.

This scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior enrolled at one of the Uncommon Schools throughout Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey. These students must be interested in a business degree at a 4-year university. They must also write a 1,000-word essay about how an education will be beneficial to their professional goals. The winner of the essay contest will be awarded $5,000, to be applied towards expenses at their school of choice.

Keith Mann has been a businessman for over a decade He began Dynamics Search Partners in 2001 and expanded his business into a private industry in 2006. Over the last 7 years, Dynamics Search Partners has enjoyed a profile as a premier executive search firm.

Handy Crowned as the Best of Its Kind

Handy is a mobile application that links home cleaners with dirty homes for reasonable prices. Independent home cleaners are usually never able to afford advertisements because they work by themselves as advertising would require a significant chunk of revenues for even local commercials.

The application primarily lists home cleaners, but there are some home improvement professionals listed on Handy as well. Money raised by home cleaning professionals accounts to approximately 85% of total revenue share, with the remaining 15% spread across plumbers, carpenters, and designers.

Handy has plans to expand its range in 2016 after receiving the latest round of funding in 2015 Q3, led primarily by Highland Capital Management. Currently, Handy is available in 25 cities around the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. More than one million jobs were booked and completed as of 2015, an important milestone for the business.

Less than three percent of those who apply to Handy end up on the application’s listings. Founders Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua have jokingly acknowledged the application’s resemblance to Harvard College, their alma mater, because of its acceptance rate. One of the main reasons why cleaners on Handy are touted to be of such high quality on average is because the application process.

Handy is free to download and use for both homeowners and home cleaning professionals. Only when a job is booked does it cost users money, at approximately a 20% fee based on revenues generated. Homeowners are also able to provide cleaners with tips using their electronic payment option through the app or in cash. Every homeowners’ cleaning experience will be different as sessions as custom-tailored for the jobs needed to be performed.

Many homeowners use Handy for tasks difficult to complete such as carpet steaming and stain removal, although full-service cleaning jobs are fairly priced.

Solo Capital Sanjay Shah

Solo Capital has portrayed immense success throughout the years and has continued to increase its business through Dubai and Central London. It was created by Sanjay Shah who is the CEO of Solo Capital and has aimed the company specifically towards proprietary trading, sports and investment consulting. The million dollar company has invested in highly specialized staff that exhibit exquisite advice and expertise. Shah started out with a few employees to get the company going at first, and has grown into a company with 39 locations located in Dubai and Central London. It has a reported net worth of $280 million and is continuing to thrive and increase its business daily. Sanjay Shah has recently been able to semi-retire from Solo Capital, and allows his executive management team to fulfill the roles needed for the successful business transactions. This has allowed Shah to take part in a passion he has recently become involved in.

He started his career in accounting and the investment banking business. He has always had a love for music and was able to be involved in that as well. He is from Kenya and moved to Central London with his family when he was a child. After high school he decided to attend King’s College to study medicine. He found that becoming a doctor wasn’t for him, so he switched his degree to accounting and began to pursue that degree. He graduated with his accounting degree and worked in the accounting and banking business for a number of years. After many years of this he decided he wanted to start his own brokerage firm. That business became called Solo Capital and began to expand rapidly and efficiently.

He has had the opportunity to sit back behind the scenes of Solo Capital and pursue his other passion, Autism. He currently launched his own charity called Autism Rocks where he has helped raise money for the cause, education and research development of the condition. His son was two years old when he was diagnosed in 2011 and he wanted to do everything he could to help him. At the time, he didn’t know a whole lot about autism so he wanted to envelop himself in as much information as possible so he can help his son. He understands that not everyone has the ability to get the help they need so he wanted to start a fundraiser that will help those in need. Because of his career in the music industry, he was able to form an agreement between many famous music artists by involving Autism Rocks in their concerts. Music artist such as Lenny Kravitz, Michael Buble, Prince and Drake are only just a few artists that have helped aid in the fundraising process for Autism Rocks.

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Why Is James Dondero Making Changes To His Hedge Fund Portfolio?

James Dondero of Highland Capital Management has control of over $20 billion in managed funds, and he is making changes that will impact the future of his fund in a positive way. Every hedge fund from around the country must report their earnings and portfolio changes on a quarterly basis, and the Highland Capital Management team has ensured a strong year in 2016 by making solid changes to their holdings. This article explains how Highland Capital Management has made huge gains by alter some of their holdings.

#1: Jim Believes In Technology And Healthcare Stocks

Jim directed his team to purchase many shares of companies like Amazon and Eagle Pharmaceuticals. Amazon is one of the largest technology firms in the world, and Eagle Pharmaceuticals is an equally-large medical firm. The purchase of shares of both companies indicates a shift in the business model for HCM, and the shift will result in considerable profits for the company.

#2: Why Is Amazon So Popular?

Amazon appears to have new technology coming out all the time, and there is no stopping the company from releasing new technology that will increase its value. Jim prefers to hold onto as many shares of amazon as possible to ensure that he is working with one of the most valuable companies in America. James has moved into other technology stocks that are worth having, but Amazon is the crown jewel of his technology holdings.

#3: Why Invest In The Medical Industry?

The medical industry is helping care for people and give them medication. Eagle Pharmaceuticals is a wonderful company that is expanding at a high rate, and there are many other large medical firms that are growing at a similar rate. Jim knows that many companies in the healthcare industry are worth investing in, and he is turning the attention of his American holdings to as many of these firms as possible.

#4: HCM Has Quite A Lot Of Money Invested In America

HCM has a quarter of its holdings in America today, and that amounts to around $4 billion. The money that HCM has invested in America will be used primarily for very strong tech and medical companies that Jim believes are the wave of the future.

Jim Dondero has turned a corner at HCM, and he is using his portfolio to increase profitability or the future. His recent acquisition of Amazon and Eagle shares indicates a new approach.

Thor Halvorssen And His Human Rights Foundation.

Recognized by his birth name, Thor Leonardo Halvorssen Mendoza and popularly known as Thor Halvorssen was born 1976 in Venezuela. He is a famous human rights advocate and film producer who is known for his courageous and determined fight against human rights violations all over the world. He has greatly contributed to fields such as public policy, public interest advocacy, individual rights, civil liberties and pro-democracy advocacy. His work and efforts have been greatly praised by international media such as the New York Times, which has described him as a maverick.

Thor Halvorssen is the founder of the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum, which is an annual human-rights festival. He is the current president of the Human Rights Foundation, a non-governmental organization devoted to champion for global human rights and freedom. He is also the founder of Moving Picture Institute, and he is involved with Children’s Peace Movement in Czech as a and On Own Feet. As a film producer, he has worked on various films that spread the message of human rights and freedoms. His latest film work is the adaptation of Robert Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.

The Human Rights Foundation also initialized as (HRF) is a global nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that strives to promote and protect human rights and majorly focuses on closed societies, founded in 2005. The HRF unites people from all over the world in the common goal of defending human rights and promoting liberal democracy across the world. The main mission of the Human Rights Foundation is to ensure that freedom and rights of people, even the weak and marginalized is both preserved and promoted by their governments around the world.

The Human Rights Foundation works on the basis of the founding ideals of the human rights movement that was represented in the 1976 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to which nearly all countries in the world are signatories. They also fight against oppressive and dictatorial regimes in countries that lack democracy, or the so-called democracy is controlled by the powerful few. The seek to preserve the freedom and right of, to and from – as applicable – self-determination, speech and expression, worship in the manner of their choice, association, acquire and dispose of property, leave and enter their countries, equal treatment and due process under law, participate in the government of their countries, arbitrary detainment or exile, slavery and torture and interference, coercion in matters of conscience among other rights and freedoms.

The Life And Career Of Stephen Murray The Former CEO Of CCMP Capital

At the age of 52, the former president and CEO of private equity firm CCMP Capital, Stephen Murray passed away on March 12, 2015. Stephen Murray spent his life as a private equity investor which was the basis of his career and as a philanthropist who supported different noble courses. At the peak of his career, he was president and chief executive officer of CCMP Capital. As a philanthropist, Stephen Murray supported and gave donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York, Boston College and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. He also supported Stamford Museum and Columbia Business School, where he studied his MBA. Due to his generous contributions and unending support to Boston College and Make a Wish Foundation, he was made the vice-chairman of the board of trustees and a member of the chairperson’s council of the two organizations respectively.

His workmates and partners expressed their grief and sadness for the loss of their good friend and boss whose contribution to their life can not be compared to anything else. Many of the staff who worked under Stephen Murray CCMP Capital said that he was a diligent and goal-oriented leader who helped the company reach its current success. They also said besides being their boss, Stephen Murray made them all and was there for them during their time of difficulty. To them, he was not only a boss but also a dear friend whom they have lost. They also passed their condolences to his family, saying that the were the most important thing in Steve’s life, and they should take heart and be courageous in this tough time. His partners and another member on boards he served like that of AMC Entertainment said that Stephen Murray was a great leader and member of the society who was always inspired by success. They said that they would miss his much-needed effort and input.

One of the biggest business achievements in Stephen Murray’s life was CCMP Capital. Stephen Murray CCMP Capital  helped cofound this company as a spin out from J P Morgan and drove it to success. He was the president and chief executive officer of CCMP Capital until a month before his death and under his tenure the firm grew from just a spin out start-up to have a worth of over 12 billion. CCMP Capital is a private equity investment firm who main areas of trade include leveraged buyout and growth capital transactions.

CCMP Capital is one of the biggest private equity investment firms in the United States that does its business in nearly all markets around the world. Currently, CCMP Capital has more than fifty highly professional staff who are situated in its offices in New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong and London. The staff at CCMP Capital offer one of a kind customer service that is customer support centered and is motivated by success. CCMP Capital deals with a wide variety of clients including institutional investors, organizations, large family offices among others and helps them find the ideal investment and invest in it.

The Success of Solo Capital and Sanjay Shah

Solo Capital is a global financial service company located in London, England. The company was founded by Mr Sanjay Shah in September of 2011. The company specializes in proprietary trading, consulting, and large investments. Solo Capital strives to provide high quality professionals to the financial service industry.

Solo Capital currently has a turnover of 20.3 million, and an asset base worth 67.5 million. To say that they’ve been successful would be an understatement. The company uses proprietary trading methods and top trading practices to offer exceptional returns to its customers.

Being top notch in technology, Solo Capital prides themselves on quality. Using top model computers and computer trading models, they’re hard to beat. All twenty-eight of the company’s employees are well trained, professional, and experienced. They work very hard to ensure quality and satisfaction, and have a combined industry experience of 260 years.

Solo Capital posts very helpful advice on how to earn decent money in the stock market. The company advises all to modify their portfolio in the stock trade, and invest in products that they are familiar with.

Mr Shah has played a very large part in Solo Capital’s success. He has worked with rather large names in his career, such as Rabobank, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, and Stanley. He also has a network of at least 39 different companies located in various places all over the world.

In addition to being the founder of Solo Capital, Shah is also the CEO of the Autism Rocks Organization. The organization’s goal is to bring awareness and research to autism. All funding comes from concerts and donations. One of Shah’s three children was diagnosed with autism, leading him to feel very drawn to raising awareness and funding. He has organized benefit concerts featuring artists such as Prince, Snoop Dogg, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Bublé, and Drake to raise both money and awareness. Like any parent who’s seen their child struggle one way or another, Shah is desperate for cure, and an answer for his family.

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