Monthly Archives: October 2015

Eric Pulier: Bringing Out Innovation in Himself and Others

Eric Pulier has founded 15 computer science corporations. His companies offer a variety of technologically enabled business services to a variety of industries including the aerospace and defense, automotive, chemical, banking, communications, consumer products, energy, financial services, utilities, health care, life sciences, manufacturing, retail, travel, technology, utilities, and public sector industries. Pulier’s business services include application, infrastructure, cyber-security, cloud applications, outsourcing, consulting, analytics and data reporting, industry software, and managed services.

Stemulus, ServiceMesh, Desktone, Media Platform, US Interactive, Digital Evolution, and Akana are some of Eric Pulier’s founding corporations. He invests in many startup companies to help them grow. A large proportion of the start-ups he has helped have become successful and are thriving in the computer science field.

Eric Pulier is now the Chairman of the Board and Executive Director at Service mesh and has helped co-found the company. He also is a Chief Executive Officer of Stemulus, a new technological company. His experience includes founding and working as a Executive Director for the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council.

Mr. Pulier was involved in many government projects to rebuild communities with better technological solutions. He has worked with Bill Clinton and Al Gore to offer more computerized innovations to schools, health care institutions, government buildings, space explorations, and new homes. He has also worked to enable handicapped children to use technological learning modules to learn in new and innovative ways.

XPRIZE is an incentivized competition that seeks to find the best new ideas that people can offer. Eric Pulier is an Innovative Board Member at XPRIZE and enjoys bringing out creativity in participants. Teams are brought together and work in various areas such as literacy uplifts, steam programs encouraging flights for children, and space races. Pulier’s own innovative ideas are leading to new innovations from individuals all around the globe. He helped many people through his own creativity and strives to enable other people to do the same.

Understanding Movers and Shakers

This world is basically composed of two types of people: do-ers and waiters. People who are successful didn’t achieve their status by waiting for opportunities. Instead, these individuals made their own opportunities to reach the top. Most of the billionaires in the world were born to modest beginnings. It can be difficult to explain the differences, between do-ers and waiters, but we only need to explore employment to understand.

Defining Do-ers and Waiters

When waiters need money, they seek to get a job. When do-ers need more revenue, they seek to create jobs for others. Without self-motivated people, there would be no high-paying jobs, because there would be no one to create them. There would also be no skyscrapers, private jets, yachts or mansions, because these incarnations are the dream children of the ambitious. Donald Trump would never settle for living in a two bedroom apartment, because he demands only the best.

People who have the finer things in life refuse to accept less. These individuals also have a stronger understanding of finances and economics. If you ask the average ‘poor’ person how much he or she make on the last big IPO, the person will probably not know what IPO stands for. This is why the notion of raising minimum wage to to some astronomical number is ridiculous. The have-nots won’t invest their money, regardless of their wages.

Just as there are serial entrepreneurs, there are also people who feel more comfortable living a modest life. For instance, Wikipedia shows that Brad Reifler is a self-made millionaire who has been associated with some of the world’s most successful firms. If this man would have settled for less, he could have never established Forefront Capital. He’s a capitalist, making the most of living in a capitalist society. When others begin to think this way, they too can have the finer things in life,

Finding Superior Legal Representation in Florida

When it comes to legal matters, an individual has many options. The choices that are made going forward can have significant impact on the results of a possible action.

Whatever choice is made, it should be made with great prudence. While you may be able to find a lawyer who you get advice from in the beginning of your process, finding one with actual experience in your matter is a must. To choose legal counsel unable or unqualified to represent you can prove to be detrimental to the success of your case.

Even before going over the specifics of your matter, you should ask the lawyer questions of a general nature about his experience. Ascertain if he or she has handled this type of case before, and if so, how successful he or she was. A good lawyer will be not afraid to disclose his or her experience regarding situations like yours.

Dan Newlin is an attorney based in Orlando, Florida. He has years of extensive experience in helping people with personal injury cases, and has an impressive record in helping his plaintiffs secure decisions in their favor. His reputation of impeccable service has given him the reputation as one of the top lawyers in Florida.

Newlin has won several high profile cases for his clientele. In one of his cases, he successfully litigated a $24 million judgement for the family of a peace officer who was assaulted by two robbers at an Orlando ATM. The assailants attempted to secure a deal to sell the story of their crime and conviction after they were convicted and sent to prison. The family of the deceased officer heard about the deal they made, used Newlin to sue for damages, and were successful in obtaining a judgement that was attached to their stories’ royalties.

In another matter, Newlin was able to secure a court win for a young girl who was errantly shot in the head by a gang member. The injury left the girl paralyzed, unable to move or speak. Her only method of communication was blinking. Newlin represented her, and got the victim $100 million from her insurance company for pain and suffering and emotional distress.

Through the years, Newlin and Associates have won over $150 million in awards for their various clients over the firm’s lifetime. He practices in Orlando, as well as through a second office in Chicago, Illinois. If you dealing with a matter of personal injury, and you would like a consultation on, you can reach him through his website at http://www.newlinlaw.com.

Back in Action with North American Spine

For anyone who has ever experienced even minor back pain or stretched to feel that familiar crack down their spine, they know that the back is connected to wellness. Although the treatment options vary from patient to patient to treat spinal problems, North American Spine specializes in conservative treatment options and holistic care. Beyond their non-invasive procedure options, North American Spine reaches out to their community as well. Their main mission is to bring wellness, whether that is for their patients, their community, or their field.

For those seeking symptom relief from back pain, North American Spine offers a conservative approach instead of invasive surgery. Their goal is to help patients get their life back from pain without the additional pain of surgery and risk unless absolutely necessary. Instead, their individualized holistic approach begins with rest and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories which will resolve many episodes of acute back pain.

Since many problems can radiate from regions of the spine, it is important to understand the root of the pain. North American Spine can treat problems from sciatica, numbness in the legs or feet, spinal stenosis, arthritis of the spine, and degenerative disc disease. For these issues, patients and doctors follow the Continuum of Care. First, patients can pursue relief by adjusting their diet and current exercise routine. Additionally, attempting to strengthen core muscles and physical therapy can bring relief as well. Other pain management techniques can include chiropractic care, epidural steroid injections, or other medications before resorting to surgery.

In addition to helping their patients, North American Spine reviews have proven time and again that they are dedicated to helping their Dallas community as well. Recently, the company gifted Pre-K students at Robert E. Lee Elementary School with yoga mats to help foster and grow their mental and physical health. Students are able to use them at school or take them home to continue their growth at their own pace. Not only do students enjoy learning their yoga poses, but it helps with muscle development.

North American Spine is also innovative in their field by offering AccuraScope and CuraSpine decompression procedures. These options can help alleviate pain by releasing pressure on spinal nerves. Both procedures are minimally invasive while still alleviating pain and discomfort in patients. North American Spine continues to bring conservative yet innovative options to their field, helping patients holistically.

Handy Is An Amazing Application

It is hard to find someone that does not love a clean house. On the same hand, cleaning is very tedious and takes a lot of time. Finding a cleaner to clean one’s home is pretty much impossible to do unless one knows exactly where to look. Handy is a new mobile app that makes it very easy to find people or businesses that can clean one’s home or other place of living.

Handy was created by two Harvard students named Umang Dua and Oisin Hanrahan. They never knew each other before going to Harvard, and were actually paired up as roommates. It is crazy to think that an app with such unpredicted foundations grew to such a large app. Handy was not exactly cheap to found as the boys had to earn more than ten million dollars in funding.

The only setback to Handy is the limited range of function that it offers. In compensation, the areas where Handy does operate are very well monitored which leads for a very good experience for both clients and people doing the cleaning. It is also pretty cheap to purchase such services because there is so much competition to even get listed on the site, let alone get jobs booked. This makes it so they have to make it cheap for consumers to actually purchase the services.

Handy has increased from less than five million in run rate to more than fifty million in run rate today, which is quite a drastic improvement for the better of Handy. Handy is a very successful company on techcrunch.com and by far the most successful corporation of its kind. Handy actually purchased another small cleaning company called Exec this year for around ten million dollars.

The process of using Handy is as simple as just entering information about the area that it is located in and how much money one is willing to pay. Of course, better services can be purchased for more money, along with a large number of services performed. Some homeowners may want their carpets shampooed and the exterior of their house to be pressure washed while others might just want some dirty clothes picked up and cleaned in the laundry.

Handy is able to be used for free. It is an app that is able to be used for absolutely no cost. The only money that is ever charged is after the cleaning has already been completed and both parties agree that the cleaning has been performed up to standards. In order to get the cleaner over to the place of cleaning.

Handy was founded in 2012. It has since grown tremendously and earned the initial investors lots of money along with Hanrahan and Dua. This has been a great experience for home cleaners, founders, and investors alike. When it was in the process of being founded, there were a number of engineers and computer experts that had to be hired in order to code the app and develop it in its entirety.

RECOGNIZING THE EXCELLENCE OF MADISON STREET CAPITAL’S MANAGEMENT.

 

The investment banking industry features stiff competition between multi-national corporates. The management of investment requires expertise, broad knowledge of markets and the adoption of innovative business practices to capture clients.

This sector awards excellence to the management figure with an exemplary track record of performance and vision. For instance, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) just released the list of honorees for the forty under forty recognition program. The Chicago Tribune first published the final list of winners here.

This award runs in conjunction with the Consultant’s Training Institute (CTI). Its primary goal is to recognize the young game changers in the industry who have achieved phenomenal success before reaching the age of forty years. The founding values for this award include pioneering, excellence, expertise and vision. The fields of expertise considered under the accolade include mergers and acquisitions, litigation consulting, expert witness testimonials, and related fields. The final list of honorees represents in many ways the up and coming generation of business leaders and experts.

One of the high-profile names on the list of 2015 is Madison Street Capital founding partner and chief operating officer Anthony Marsala. Mr. Marsala studied Finance and Information Systems at the Chicago-based Loyola University. During his decade-long experience in investment banking, he specializes in business valuation, financing of corporates as well as M&A. Perhaps the strategy that makes Anthony Marsala so successful is his knowledge and focus on emerging markets and middle market enterprises.

Anthony Marsala has achieved so much in his career so far. He possesses excellent overview knowledge in various sectors such as food, technology, agriculture, and energy, medical, pharmaceutical and biotech industries. At Madison Street Capital, Mr. Marsala’s expertise assists him to oversee international expansion projects into other continents. The firm has successfully launched operating centers in Europe as well as the emerging markets of Asia and Africa.

The positioning of Madison Street Capital owes to the visionary leadership of Anthony Marsala. His success warrants inclusion in the list of the honorees. According to the management of the award program, the initial list of 125 nominees indicates the high standards of professionalism and business in the industry.

The honorees look set to enjoy significant publicity on media platform such as business journals and magazines throughout the country. Anthony Marsala and his fellow game changers can now influence the industry and steer it to new heights.

Adam Sender: Contemporary Art Connoisseur

Adam Sender was not always such a prolific art collector. He found himself a successful hedge fund manager for Exis Capital, living the good life with multiple mansions, and a beautiful wife. Thats when a friend of his, Todd Levin, an established Art Advisor, got him started collecting contemporary pieces of artwork. Now he is addicted to finding that perfect piece to accentuate his office or one of his homes in Miami or New York.

Adam Sender earned a Bachelors degree in History from the University of Michigan. After he graduated from the University of Michigan he became a Portfolio Manager for a company named Point72 Asset Management, L.P. This is the company that was formerly known as SAC Capital Advisors LP, which is a group of hedge funds that was founded in 1992 by Stephen Cohen. Mr. Sender remained there, gaining experience until 1998. At that point, he broke away from Point72 Asset Management, LP, and founded Exis Capital. At the height of it’s 16 years in business, Exis Capital managed over $1 billion. Mr. Sender has served as Chief Executive Officer of Exis Capital until the company was disbanded in 2014.

It wasn’t until after he left Point72 Asset Management, LP, that he began amassing his exquisite collection of contemporary pieces. At the height of his collection, he had over 800 pieces from about 139 different artists. He has early pieces from the likes of Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Barbara Kruger, Charles Ray, and Urs Fischer, just to name a couple of the many artists that he has bought throughout the years. His philosophy is to buy an artist’s works while they are new, but not right out of art school, new. He buys the art a year or two into an artist’s career, and so far it has paid off in a big way. Starting in May of 2014, he partnered up with Sotheby’s, the world famous auction house, and they are selling about 400 of the contemporary pieces that he has collected. The auction house will auction off his pieces over about a year and a half. After it is all said and done, he is expected to net approximately $70 million. If it all goes as planned, that is. But even if it doesn’t, he has embraced the Buddhist philosophy that, “All things must pass.”

Hedge Funder Kyle Bass Has Gone From Riding High To Digging Ditches

Business people like to make money and Kyle Bass is someone who has made lots of money in the past with hedge funds for Argentine autocrats such as the Hayman Capital Management Dallas based hedge fund from which Bass made his original fortune in 2006.

Bass made his money due to his prediction of the subprime mortgage crisis in 2008. Some people who watched his rise to fame thought he was someone who couldn’t do anything wrong. However, it appears that just wasn’t the case.

Bad Decisions, Bad Partnerships Cost Bass Money

Unfortunately for both Bass and some of his clients, he has made some bad choices and some bad partnerships. For instance, Bass is said to believe Argentinian Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is the best thing since sliced bread, but others confirm that she is the reason her country’s economy went downhill. While Bass tells everyone she is great, her nation was defaulting for the 2nd time on its debt.

This was due to his great relationship to Kirchner, who Bass has championed even as she is said to have cheated her own nation’s population. He is even said to have taken her side when a New York Judge ruled that her country had to pay creditors like Paul Singer of Elliott Management the full amount she owed instead of a lesser amount, Bass took her side and said Singer was the one who was immoral.

Bass shifts blame to others for his lapses

Many wonder why Bass has had these problems in his judgement, as Kirchner isn’t the only bad partnership he has undertaken. For instance, it is said that he went on the TV to blame GM customers for the deaths caused by airbags that wouldn’t deploy that GM knew were bad and failed to fix. He did this to try to make good on his GM investments. Bass claimed the deaths were caused by drunks or people who didn’t use seatbelts when it was actually GM’s fault all along.

Another venture was his commercial ties to the late Chris Kyle (American Sniper). Kyle’s widow, Taya, is now entangled in a lawsuit involving a subordinate of Bass at Hayman that she says was involved in lots of unethical behavior.

Bass is also accused of being involved with Erich Spangenberg by SsefulStooges who published the article Kyle Bass: The Frantic Investments of a Desperate Gambler, also called one of “the world’s most notorious patent trolls.” The scheme was to choose pharmaceutical firms, and then short-sell their stocks, and after that to challenge a patent they owned through a front group called the Coalition for Affordable Drugs, which Bass had started just for that reason.

When their stocks fell, Bass received millions of dollars and the pharmaceutical businesses’ prices got higher while their motivation to fund medical research wnet down. This scheme therefore caused tons of harm to millions of patients depending on that research to help them get well.

All in all, it seems that all Bass cares about is money, say those who are against him.

In Order To Live: The Journey of Yeonmi Park

If all that stood between you and freedom was the Gobi Desert, would you attempt to make it across and risk the dangers involved? To some in China, the desert is the only way to escape from the entrapments of human trafficking. Many would rather brave the elements and the dry condition of the desert for the chance at their freedom. That is exactly what happened to Yeonmi Park back in 2007. At the tender age of 14, she had seen more horrific things in her time than most adults will ever experience. She was on a mission to find her sister when she found herself at the mercy of those who govern the human trafficking rings.

Her heart wrenching story on Youtube can also be read in her new book: In Order To Live. The tale is something straight out of a nightmare drama. A girl of only 14 had so much to live for, yet at times she wished herself dead. She was abused, raped, starved and left for dead on some occasions. When she and her mother left North Korea to get away from the fierce control of the Kim Jong Un regime, she never dreamed that she would jump out of the frying pan and into the fire. She no more than made it to the border where she was looking or her sister, when a man approached her wanting to use her body for money. As a young child she had no interest, but they used enticements that told her they would help her find her sister in exchange for her services.

Park told tales of women who didn’t cooperate with the Chinese officials behind this dark art. They are taken back to North Korea and killed. The regime in Korea is very much aware of the evils that go on all around the country, yet they choose to turn a deaf ear to it. In fact, they are often quite eager to get involved in human trafficking as it is a big money maker for them too. There are executives and professionals that are also involved. Professionals like doctors, lawyers and various other business men help to sell these women for profit.

Most women are sold for a few hundred dollars to the highest bidder. They can be traded or sold at any time depending on their worth. The youngest and virgins go for the highest dollar amount. A “pimp” can make more than what they paid for a girl in just a couple nights of selling them for their services. The girls are beaten down emotionally and often given drugs to make them robotic and just preform. They don’t have any choice in the matter and there are no days off. It’s a dark world that Park wants brought into the light. She is an overcomer but it nearly took her life.

She now lives with her mother and sister in South Korea. She lost her father due to colon cancer during this whole process. While the regime of the North Korean government hates her, she is even more determined to let her story be heard.

What Everyone Needs To Learn About BMG

Success in business comes in different ways. There is a lot that is needed for an individual to succeed in a venture. It also takes some time to achieve what one wants in a business. Unfortunately, most individuals will give in to failure after a short period of running a business. Competition in the market grows each day and it is the work of the business owner to find ways to survive despite man y challenges. Companies have hired renowned professionals for financial advice and for analysis that can help to offer a solution to the many issues that businesses have been forced to deal with. BMG, a Brazil based financial institution, has been awarded severally for offering top quality services that have placed them among leading banks in the country.

Managing workforce well helps to offer a business an opportunity to get facts about how to succeed in the competitive market. It is the employees who play a big part to making the customers to remain loyal. Any failure in the business therefore should be blamed on the management for allowing irresponsible activities to go on. BMG understands well this fact and they have hired proved individuals to work with them. They also have a training program that helps their workers to understand about market changes and to get information that can help them deal with different challenges. This has placed the company among the crème de la crème for the dedication they have upheld in ensuring a seamless system.

Another fact that has allowed BMG to stand out is the kind of management they have had. Marcio Alaor is the Vice president of the company and his support cannot be taken for granted. He has worked with the president to allow for the development of new systems that allow the business to attain stability. Through the support he has offered t the management of the bank; Marcio Alaor has allowed the company to embrace modern technology to make their services more accessible to the customers. This has been made possible with the presence of mobile and online systems that allow customers to manage their accounts.

Marcio Alaor is also well versed with different business models and has been able to offer financial analyses for the BMG. This information has been useful while making decisions that affect the company. He is among treasured professionals that BMG has had so far.