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The Life and Career of Louis Chenevert, the Former UTC CEO, and Chairman

May 18, 2018 • divinefuel

Louis Chenevert, a Canadian businessman, gained a lot of fame, success, and recognition during his time at United Technologies Corporation where he was the firm’s, CEO and the Chairman. Recently, Mr. Chenevert was interviewed by IdeaMensch where he recounted his life and successful business career.

Early life and before UTC

According to Louis, the star in his career shined when he joined UTC. Before UTC, he had previously worked in various companies in different capacities. For the period between 1999 and 2006, he served as the president of Pratt & Whitney. He had joined Pratt & Whitney in 1993 from General Motors where he had worked for 14 years. His time at General Motors saw him rise in the ranks to become the head of St. Therese operation center. Louis also shortly worked at Goldman Sachs at the beginning of his career. He attended Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce.

The star of UTC

Louis Chenevert joined UTC in March 2006 and became the firm’s President, Director and Chief Operating Officer. In April 2008, he was promoted to the CEO position and Re-elected as President. In January 2010 he was named the Chairman a position which he held until November 2014 when he retired. He says that apart from leading UTC, as the CEO he was responsible for deciding which ideas developed by his team were best suited for the development and growth of the company. According to Louis, his success at UTC was substantially supported by the great team of employees who worked under him. He says at the time, all they wanted was to meet there customers’ demands excellently.

Mr. Chenevert memorable achievements at UTC

During the interview, he revealed that he considers the following as his most prominent career achievements at UTC.

  1. a) Bringing to life new technology that was crucial in the development of industry-changing narrow-bodied airplanes like the Airbus A-320 and the Bombardier C.
  2. b) Revolutionizing the propulsion of military jets engines for good with the invention of the F135 engine.
  3. c) Bring to life the GTF engine technology which helped reduce the cost of engine management and maintenance.

Undoubtedly, Louis is not only a great businessman but also an admirable revolutionist.

https://www.forbes.com/lists/2012/12/ceo-compensation-12_Louis-R-Chenevert_FTA5.html

The Chainsmokers: Darker Direction Than Ever Before

May 14, 2018 • divinefuel

“From the east side of America, where we chose pride over character and we can pick sides but this is us”. – The Chainsmokers (Sick Boy)

These chilling lyrics accompanied by an ambient soundscape have come from none other than America’s favorite Electronic Duo, the Chain Smokers.

Formed by Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, the Chainsmokers are based out of New York City and since 2015 have produced multiple hit records accumulating billions of views on youtube. Although new to the scene the group has achieved decorated success winning a grammy, a mtv music award, multiple billboard awards as well as multiple #1 singles.

The Chainsmoker’s music has once been described by founding member Andrew Taggart as “blurring the lines between indie, pop music, dance music, and hip-hop.” but I would suggest that anybody interested in getting an accurate representation of what this group sounds like just listen for themselves. Over the past two to three years the group has covered extensive ground proving themselves to be genuine creatives and pushing music as a whole forward.

The Chainsmokers have reportedly decided to go in a darker direction moving forward as can be heard in their new song “Sick Boy” which discusses the current state of American society and the disconnect of its citizens. Although this group in particular is not known for being political, the song deals with the large divide that the political landscape in America has created and also addresses the labels people give others who they disagree with (such as “sick”).

After the release of their single “Sick Boy” which is the first track released from their newest, EP which shares the same name, many were starting to assume that when the group said it is going in a “darker” direction they meant “more socially conscious” but since the Ep has been out since the end of April 2018 it’s probably best to just let the music speak for itself, have a listen.

https://www.iheart.com/artist/the-chainsmokers-coldplay-820651/

The Medical Efforts of Paul Mampilly

May 13, 2018 • divinefuel

So I took a look at Paul Mampilly and here is my two cents with regard to “the Greatest Medical Breakthrough in History.” At first glance, it certainly appears to be a bait and switch kind of a deal. Not unlike a used snake oil sales pitch to get folks to buy into a world-shaking epiphany that would change the over arching health of human kind immediately. That is not what Paul Mampilly is about, and once I read on a little further it is apparent that there are a lot of good things that are being accomplished due to Paul Mampilly’s efforts. Learn more about Paul on Inspirery.com.


The Premise Of What Paul Mampilly is about

The notion is precision medicine, that by looking closely at a persons DNA the blueprint if you will can provide answers in developing the causes and thus the prevention of sicknesses and diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Arthritis, heart disease all to name just a few could potentially be wiped out by studying DNA. The place discussed was someplace called the midwestern hilltop located in Utah, called Myriad Genetics. This institution is where they carry out their practice of personalized medicine and diagnostics. They make their money by selling and processing tests that overwhelmingly check for cancer risks. The proof is in the pudding apparently for Paul Mampillys efforts have reaped increased value as stocks have increased dramatically since Myriads inception. The financial numbers speak to the worthiness of Paul Mampillys idea that potentially there is merit in his argument that the market for precision medicine will grow exponentially. It is noteworthy to mention that cancer testing once comprised 100 percent of the workload, now it is one-third of that number. To me, that is telling that Paul Mampilly is focusing on a much broader spectrum which will benefit a much larger percentage of illnesses worthy of defeating in our lifetimes. Even though Myriad was not the first time precision medicine was introduced by Paul, the first mention being FMI (Foundation Medicine) has also faired well. While FMI is less established it has done very well with a market cap of 1.5 billion. I will not get hung up on the financial numbers, my focus is strictly remaining on the accomplishments Paul Mampilly has achieved to date. Read more about Paul Mampilly at Talk Markets.

.A Great Work In Progress

It certainly appears to me that Paul Mampilly is on the right track. From reviewing the financial numbers alone he is making good progress. I for one pray that Paul continues to make positive traction with his precision medicine practices toward the overall increased health of humankind. Check: https://affiliatedork.com/banyan-hill-publishing-investment-advice

 

Lime Crime Creator Doe Deere: Passonate About Individuality

April 27, 2018 • divinefuel

Doe Deere, Lime Crime founder, with her bold eye make-up and striking hair is not an introvert and neither is her brand. Lime Crime is active on Instagram. She believes that unique is the meaning to the world cult, and that you are providing something that can’t be provided by someone else. Crime Lime has been doing that since 2008, the market has changed a great deal and Doe Deere thinks it is important to be an individual and stand out.

 

Cruelty Free and Vegan 100%

 

These things reflect the personal attitude of Doe Deer when it comes to animal testing and the goals she has for Lime Crime. The brand is cruelty free and vegan because they do a lot of charity work related to animals.

 

Overcoming Entrepreneurial Mistakes

 

Doe Deere believes that mistakes are part of being an entrepreneur, the important thing is what is learned from those mistakes. There have been ups and downs for Lime Crime but they have improved as a company because of it.

 

Beauty Trends

 

Ultraviolet, the color of the year for Pantone is desirable. Doe Deere believes the color is the ultimate for the unicorn inspired brand. The company looks to expand into lilac, lavender and various other purple shades during 2018 beginning with the Venus three palette of eyeshadow.

 

Advice for Young Woman Starting Out in the Beauty Business

 

Doe Deere recommends that young women just starting out should always be on the lookout for things that are missing in the market and continuously think about innovation. It is important to consider what you like, and what you want and make it a reality. Always listen to yourself.

 

What Goes Into Creating Lime Crime Collection Items?

 

All of the formulations for Lime Crime was originally done by Doe Deere herself, but now there is a team that does the formulations. Products only make it if they are something everyone believes in, if it doesn’t work for the team creating it then it doesn’t make it into the line.

 

Lime Crime Creator’s Obsession with Whimsical Things

 

Doe Deere credits the times allowing for self expression for her love of all things whimsical. People are starting to realize that there is no need to conform thanks to social media. It is awesome to be different. The company gives unicorns a lot of focus since the brand is about owning being different and the creatures are unique.

 

Make-up Palette Popularity

 

The array of different colors means you can use one box to tell a story which is inspiring. The colors are focused to give a specific look. Grunge was the focus of the first Venus and purples, lavenders and neutrals are the focus of the last Venus. The mix allows the shades to be worn daily. Learn more: http://doedeerefam.com/

CIO Sahm Adrangi Explains His Negative Views On Proteostasis Therapeutics

April 23, 2018 • divinefuel

Kerrisdale Capital Management’s Sahm Adrangi issued a report in support of his decision to short the stock of Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc. This is a biopharmaceutical firm who has a drug in development called PTI-428. The value of this company largely depends on the success of this one drug which is being clinically studied to treat cystic fibrosis. Their stock doubled when the FDA designated PTI-428 as both a Breakthrough Therapy and as an Orphan Drug. However, the analysts working for Sahm Adrangi say that this drug is in all likelihood ineffective and will never be released.

There are two main problems with PTI-428, Sahm Adrangi says. The first is that his analysts have shown that the pattern of data for this candidate drug is of low quality. Secondly, he says that Proteostasis Therapeutics has been omitting some critical information in their public disclosures. He said this company released their Phase 2 clinical trial results in December 2017 which claimed that PTI-428 showed improved lung function over the results of a placebo.

However, Sahm Adrangi says that once his analysts dug into the details they saw that these Phase 2 results are not nearly as meaningful as investors have been led to believe. He said the drug didn’t actually improve patient’s health, it was that the four patients who had taken placeboes did very poorly which made PTI-428 look a lot more effective than it actually is. Phase 1 had shown the PTI-428 didn’t improve lung function in any meaningful way and in reality that was what Phase 2 confirmed. Later in the day after he issued his report Sahm Adrangi had held a teleconference in order to further explain his negative position on Proteostasis Therapeutics.

After graduating from Yale University with a bachelor of arts in economics, Sahm Adrangi found his first position at Deutsche Bank. He went on to work for two other investment firms before founding Kerrisdale Capital Management and starting his own hedge fund. He says his personal investment style is value. His company now manages $300 million which is mostly in long-term value investments. The rest is shorting the stocks of companies that he sees as overvalued.

http://www.valuewalk.com/2017/11/sahm-adrangi-kerrisdale-capital-luxoft/

Jeff Yastine Believes The Cybersecurity Sector Is Offering Excellent Opportunities For Investors

April 17, 2018 • divinefuel

Jeff Yastine believes when it comes to cybersecurity the best option is to follow the money. He also uses this philosophy as a basis for investments. He says when there is a lot of money being funneled into stocks the price will increase. He also feels this makes his job as an investor much simpler and easier. This philosophy relates extremely well in regards to cybersecurity. Jeff Yastine has spoken of the $7.6 billion in investments made in startups in comparison to just $3.8 billion from the previous year. Venture capitalists have become interested in 548 companies and this is where their money is going. There has been an increase in investments of 17 percent since 2016. Follow Jeff Yastine on Medium.


There was a prediction Jeff Yastine has spoken of made several years back. The expectations were the money being spent on cybersecurity would undergo a sharp increase. The figure predicted was twelve to fifteen percent until the year 2021. The prediction also stated the world would be spending in excess of a trillion dollars on cybersecurity. Jeff Yastine sees the opportunities present in the cybersecurity sector. A good example was the breach experienced by Equifax. Approximately 145 million people were placed at risk due to the information stolen from the agency through the computers.

There have been numerous flaws identified in company processors. They have been given the nicknames of Spectre and Meltdown. Jeff Yastine believes this guarantees a lot more money will be spent on cybersecurity now and in the future. The Total Wealth portfolio contains a lot of cybersecurity stocks for a reason. During the past four months alone aggregate has shown gains as high as fifty percent. Jeff Yastine has already recommended ETFMG Prime Cyber Security. The shares have shown an increase of twelve percent since August. Jeff Yastine continues to tell investors about the opportunities currently available in the cybersecurity realm. Visit stockgumshoe.com to know more.

There is a lot of speculation regarding the current value of cryptocurrency. The blockchain technology has already been subjected to experimentation by investors to improve and enhance the security features. Since the news has broken regarding the many security issues being experienced by prominent companies the firms manufacturing digital sensors and chips have been impacted. They are investing in new fixes to prevent potential flaws in the future. Jeff Yastine is encouraging investors to take a serious look at the cybersecurity sector because he believes these investments will have a nice return. Check: https://angel.co/jeff-yastine

 

Scott Rocklage is Leading the Fight Against DM1

April 11, 2018 • divinefuel

Scott Rocklage is one of the worlds most acclaimed biochemists and he is also one of the medical industries leading businessmen. His medical investment venture capital firm 5AM ventures, is a prime source of funding resources for organizations and entities conducting groundbreaking research all over the globe. It is this research that is paving the way to new treatments and finding the foundations of future cures for some of the worlds worst medical conditions. Most recently 5AM ventures joined forces with other funding partners to generate a new resource pool for Expansion Therapeutics. The research and development company is leading the charge to find a treatment for a condition that could save the lives of millions, Myotonic dystrophy type I.

 

Myotonic dystrophy type I or DM1 as it is known in medical research circles, is the leading cause of muscular dystrophy in adults. There is no known treatment program for DM1 although it is known that in a great percentage of cases the condition is hereditary and its effects can increase and manifest faster with each subsequent generation. For this reason, entire family lines are at risk of being obliterated within a few generations unless something is done to find a cure.

 

Expansion Therapeutics undertook the funding campaign with the help of Novartis Venture Fund, Sanofi Ventures, Alexandria Venture Investments, RA Capital Management, Kleiner Perkins, and of course Scott Rocklage and 5AM Ventures. The campaign was an overwhelming success and garnered more than $55.3M for the purposes of continuing to search for treatment options and potentially a cure for DM1. The funding pool will allow the work that expansion Therapeutics is doing on DM1 research to continue for at least the foreseeable future.

 

Scott Rocklage is a man who loves to help find cures for conditions and disease such as DM1. This is more than just a career point for him, it as passion. He has spent his entire life working to help others and search for ways to make their lives better. He started his career at The University of California, Berkeley, where he worked hard and earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with honors. He then went on to earn his Ph.D. in Chemistry from MIT, where he had the chance to work in the laboratory of Richard R. Schrock, the 2005 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for Chemistry.

 

He started working with 5AM Ventures in 2003 first as a venture partner, and later as a managing partner beginning in 2004. He works out of the 5AM Ventures Boston Office and lives with his wife, Patty Rocklage, acclaimed Therapist, outside of the city.

 

Visit http://5amventures.com/team/scott-m-rocklage-phd/ to learn more.

Paul Mampilly and His Impressive Achievements Rooted in Helping People Be Prosperous

April 2, 2018 • divinefuel

There are many things that could put us at the level of success that we want. We could practice a skill and charge people for delivering a service. We could also start a business. We could also just join stocks trading. What you should consider, though, when you want as much profit as you can is to consider putting your money in many baskets and not just in one. This is one of the few things that Paul Mampilly does himself, and the level of success that he’s in right now could be attributed to such strategy. View Paul Mampilly’s profile at linkedin.com

The Newsletter Innovation

We know that Paul Mampilly is the American investor and former hedge fund executive that’s able to help companies build their asset portfolio and increase their chances of income. As a matter of fact, the kind of success that Mr. Paul Mampilly has received is an indication that he has something to say that’s highly valuable and profitable for the entire global market. Right now, an outstanding achievement that he received is also the fact that he has started a successful newsletter that’s able to generate a lot of help and assistance to those who need successful financial advice that works. Also, it should be said that the expertise, knowledge, and experience that Mr. Paul has been through all his career has been shared in his newsletter that right now has about 90,000 subscribers, which would still expect to grow and increase its following.

The Man In India

There are many reasons why Paul Mampilly is the successful investor and venture capitalist that he is right now, but what could be the reasons? Some of them could have to do with his origins and educational background. Secondly, Paul is born in India and moved to United States to practice his career, and this background could be the reason why he has the kind of unique perception that could shape his financial decisions. The 25 years of financial experience is also a good training background of why he stands out to be a successful portfolio manager.

The Awards

The career of Paul Mampilly has been shaped by his dedication to quality service, which is justified by the series of awards that he earned. One of the best awards he got is the Templeton Foundation award for his remarkable investment program. This award could also be the reason why he’s one of the most sought after finance people who are able to be featured on reputable news networks, including Bloomberg TV and CNBC.

More info can be found at https://paulmampillyguru.com/

 

Ian King: Room For Growth In Cryptocurrency Markets

March 26, 2018 • divinefuel

Banyan Hill publishing is home to one of the world’s leading experts on cryptocurrency trading Ian King Banyan. Through his incredibly popular crypto advisory column crypto profits, he helps to advise members of the general populace around the world on potential investment opportunities in the world of cryptocurrencies. Ian King believes that the market capitalization of cryptocurrency still has room to grow exemplified in the recent launch of new trading platform RobinHood. This application has been in use for a long time to help everyday individuals invest in stocks and options but has recently added the ability to trade the new popular asset class cryptocurrencies.

The most exciting thing about this new option for trading Google currencies is the complete lack of fees associated with purchases through the platform. Since the app opened its doors to new members in January over 1 million people, have subscribed to the service. It is in direct competition with the United States currently most popular crypto trading platform Coinbase. While this platform is known to charge anywhere from 1.5% to 4% in fees on trades the new platform has none of these. Since Robinhood first added the ability to trade cryptocurrencies on their platform its user base has grown by over 25% signifying the immense popularity of these digital assets. While this significant growth is remarkable cryptocurrencies are still under-owned as an asset class. While more than half of Americans have heard of the Bitcoin’s and other cryptocurrency technologies less than 10% actually have invested any amount of money in them.

Ian King Banyan believes that this lack of ownership is due to the general populace is lack of understanding of the new technologies. While cryptocurrencies still have room to grow the overall implications in the real world that decentralized public ledger technology has is staggering. No longer will there need to be intermediaries for transactions. Instead, individuals will be able to exchange value across borders instantaneously in a network which is entirely immutable. This has caused organizations and governments around the world to take notice. In fact, the total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies experienced explosive growth just last year. By growing to over $800 billion in market capitalization, this represents over five times its initial market capitalization at the start of the year. Ian King believes that this is one of the most exciting investment opportunities available to the general populace today and will continue to provide significant returns for the foreseeable future. View: https://ideamensch.com/ian-king/

 

How Tony Petrello And His Family Became Health Philanthropists

March 19, 2018 • divinefuel

In some ways science can seem like a rather opaque profession. The reality of the biological world and all of its phenomenons are all around us but the work of the people who understand those phenomenons and are able to work within them can seem unaccessible. We don’t always understand their work but it is important to know that scientists play an incredibly vital role in moving our society forward. It is because of science that many human beings are able to live an enhanced quality of life that was not possible a mere generation ago. Scientists are responsible for driving many of the medical interventions and technological interventions that have enabled people to live out new possibilities. One of the positive benefits that we derive from science is its ability to solve problems. One might say that above all scientists are expert problem solvers who have trained for many years to be able to leverage their unique skill set and knowledge base to create vital solutions that the world depends on.

Read more: How Tony Petrello Helped Houston With Hurricane Harvey Relief

For example when a child is born with some some developmental delays ultimately their parents and their community look towards science to be able to help them to understand those delays and to find solutions for that child to live their life to the fullest. One family that understands the importance that science can have on the everyday lives of children and their families is the Petrello family in Texas. Tony Petrello and his spouse had a daughter who had a development tool disorder that has resulted in some developmental delays. When Tony Petrello and his wife were searching for answers as to how to help their daughter one of the first places that they looked was science. They sought to better understand how developed the scientific research was with regard to understanding and treating neurological disorders that occur in younger patients.

Though they are not scientists themselves Tony Petrello and his spouse were able to surmise the fact that there weren’t a lot of scientific inquiries being done with regard to neurological disorders and very young patients. Therefore they did their part as philanthropists and decided to leverage the tools that they had to support the scientific community with regard to this endeavor.

Tony Petrello and his wife gave have given to a local health institution in their home state of Texas. Their multimillion-dollar gift has enabled scientists who are among the best in their field to have the support that they need to produce groundbreaking and cutting-edge research into the issue of children’s neurological disorders in Texas Children’s Hospital.

Tony Petrello is the CEO of Nabors Industries. He is one of the highest paid CEO in The US.