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Organo Gold: To Coffee and Beyond

September 12, 2018 • divinefuel

Started in 2008, Organo Gold has aimed to reach customers worldwide with their standout organic coffee products, brews, beauty products and so much more. Organo Gold has been approaching the idea of coffee by providing coffee products and supplements for people constantly on the go, matching up well with products found in other small and well-known coffee businesses nationwide. Organo Gold supplies coffee for families to consume and for companies to profit from heavily. While Organo Gold is well-versed in coffee, tea, and flavored drinks to name a few, it is also responsible for some organic products that include but are not limited to mycelium, grape seed oil, nutritional shakes, beauty bars and spore powder.

 

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Organo Gold is home to the Gourmet King of Coffee, an arabica roast with enough nutrients and antioxidants to shift how people see instant coffee. With their red and green teas, they contain Ganoderma which contains antioxidants and they have something to offer avid tea drinkers. Given the influx of people attending the gym in recent years, body management has become a large part of culture as a whole. Organo Gold has tapped into that market through supplements like Ganoderma Mycelium and Fenix XT. Fenix XT, for example, is an energy drink that gives a much needed boost to endurance, stamina and performance with hydration to keep active people moving as much as possible. Those who buy Organo Gold also benefit from the holistic approach to personal care items such as soap and honey-colored toothpaste which brings customers fresh teeth. Whether it’s as a customer or an entrepreneur, people are sure to enjoy what Organo Gold has to offer.

The Many Entrepreneurial Accomplishments Of Guilherme Paulus

September 4, 2018 • divinefuel

Guilherme Paulus has recently joined the ranks of the world’s wealthiest people. He has a net worth of approximately 1.1 billion dollars. He managed to acquire the majority of his wealth through the many successes of his multiple business ventures. Guilherme Paulus has been the co-founder of the CVC Travel Agency in 1972, the founder of the GJP Network in 2005 and has even managed to acquire an airline named Webjet in 2006.

Guilherme has been recognized as one of the best business man in the tourist industry in his home country of Brazil. Many Brazilian magazines have given him titles such as Personality of the Year and Executive of Valor. Guilherme Paulus has been honored by several International governments for the contributions that he has made to the tourism industry. In 2012, the French government honoring him for his many contributions that he made to the development and promotion of tourism in France. Other countries that have also recognized the services that he rented to tourism or Mexico, the United States, Argentina and Venezuela. View Guilherme Paulus profile at Forbes

For his financial success, yes not forgotten to give back to the community. One of his companies, the CVC travel agency, is actively engaged in supporting the communities that it is based in. The CVC travel agency supports programs that train people in many professions in the tourism industry. The CVC also supports the community by providing medical and psychological care and it also provides for the younger people. For him the secret to success is

His other company, the GJP Hotels and Resorts Network, has attained its massive success by constantly implementing a commitment to customer satisfaction. The GJP Hotels and Resorts Network has control of 19 hotels and resorts in the country of Brazil. It is looking to build and acquire more hotels near Brazilian airports.

At the time of its acquisition, Webjet airlines only had one aircraft in its Fleet. Guilherme Paulus managed to transform the small airline into the third largest airline that operates in the country of Brazil. It now has 20 aircraft, and he sold the company to gol in 2011.

Learn more: http://www.abramark.com.br/web-portfolio/guilherme-paulus/

 

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Business Tips from Robert Deignan

August 3, 2018 • divinefuel

Millions of people are interested in starting a company. Robert Deignan is a successful entrepreneur who founded ATS Digital Services. Although he is a prominent business owner, he still takes time to teach people the basics of starting a business. After graduating from Purdue University, Robert worked multiple jobs before founding a company.

His first business idea was a failure. Although he worked hard, his company was not financially viable. He learned valuable lessons through this failure. Robert firmly believes that failure is an excellent way for new business owners to learn.

ATS Digital Services

Robert founded ATS Digital Services many years ago. The company offers multiple phone and internet plans for customers to choose from. Customer service is a critical aspect of the culture at ATS Digital Services. Robert wanted to operate a company that treated customers with respect. He only hires people who are passionate about helping customers with their problems.

Financial Capital

One of the most significant hurdles that new business owners face is having enough capital to get started. Some people have a business plan that requires a massive capital investment. Others have to borrow money to get started. Although borrowing money is not always a bad thing, some business owners end up deeply in debt. Robert recommends that people begin a company with as little debt as possible. Avoiding debt can reduce the overall risk of starting a company.

Hiring Employees

Robert did not hire his first employee until his company was financially successful. He teaches new business owners to spend a long time looking for employees. Some business owners hire the first person who applies for a position. Quickly hiring an employee is the wrong approach for anyone who wants to manage a sustainable company.

Future Goals

Robert has various goals for the future of his business. He believes that his company will continue thriving in the future. He is looking at different acquisition options in his industry. Buying a smaller company is an excellent way for his company to grow.

http://www.atsdigitalservices.com/

Ian King and Riding the Wave of the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon

July 17, 2018 • divinefuel

Gladwell’s Tipping Point and Cryptocurrency Market

Bitcoin grew out of all proportions last year in excess of 1,500%. Bitcoin came in with a thunderous beginning and many experts wanted it to end.

Bitcoin surged a mind-blowing 1,500% last year, leading many experts to call for “the end of bitcoin.” Today, says Ian King, everyone has become aware of Bitcoin, but fewer own it and only very few understand it. What was the reason for the tipping point towards the world of Cryptocurrency; that is, the point at which everyone’s thoughts, ideas, interests, and preoccupations turned towards cryptocurrency simultaneously throughout society? According to Gladwell, the tipping point arrives thru certain kinds of people who lead society forward called connectors; other called mavens and salesmen, play an equally significant role in society and alert society in a meaningful way. Follow Ian King on Medium.com.

The Year 2017

Ian King says that “tipping point” was reached in 2017. If that was the case, then there were those who were in the loop, while those who didn’t see what was happening must of necessity been outside the loop. Despite the fact of where each one of us was at that point Ian King says Bellwether bitcoin in 2017 zoomed upward at 1,500%. The market capitalization of all things crypto began at $18B and ended that year at $600B.

It’s Not Too Late

Bellwether crypto bitcoin surged nearly 1,500%, and total market cap of the crypto space surged from $18 billion at the start of the year to over $600 billion which is a 3300% change in investment. Some people think that it is too late to get on the bandwagon of cryptocurrency, but Ian King believes that 2018 is a perfect time to jump into the cryptocurrencies market.

Global Phenomenon

Today cryptocurrency has become such a part of the way people think that every large corporation is attempting to get blockchain experts to design ways to integrate it into their whole corporate makeup. Much like the early days of the internet when every company and every person was learning HtmL in order to establish their own website.

Read more: https://cryptoprofitsummit.com/my-private-conversation-with-crypto-expert-ian-king/

 

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Governors Of The IDB Call For Increase In Private Investment, Reports Felipe Montoro Jens

June 18, 2018 • divinefuel

On March 24, 2018 the Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) met to discuss the possibility of increasing private investment in certain sectors, including, among others, banking and infrastructure.

The Governor’s individual views were as follows:

Minister of Planning, Development, and Management: Dyogo Oliveira

Oliveira proposed encouraging private investments in Latin America as a means of managing risk and bolstering the development of infrastructure in the region.

An increase in investment is also required to meet the demands of the next approaching revolution in Latin American Industry.

According to Oliveira, investment from the IDB has led to an increase in public-private partnerships, which are in line with the goals and best practices of the IDB and Latin America as a whole.

President Of The IDB: Luis Alberto Moreno

Investing in the connectivity between countries is also a priority for the IDB, points out Luis Alberto Moreno. Because investments in inter-country connectivity is lacking, the IDB will struggle to meet the needs of the region without further investment.

The IDB has also responded to the social demands of the region, and has made steps toward gender equality and environmental responsibility, according to Luis Alberto Moreno.

Ministry Of Planning: Important Facts

  • 1,000 Public-private partnerships approved in the last decade
  • Projects valued at $360 billion
  • Many projects unable to make use of capital
  • Loans to Brazil from the IDB increased 20%, totaling 12.9 billion.

Summary of All Views

  • An Increase in Private Investment is needed to support regional growth
  • Private Investment is also required to support inter-regional commerce
  • Public-Private partnerships financed by IDB support regional and inter-regional growth and development
  • Loans from the IDB are up 20%
  • 1000 public-private partnerships have been funded by the IDB in the last decade
  • Many public-private projects are unable to mobilize capital funds, presumably including IDB loans, according to the Ministry of Planning, Development and Management

Learn more: http://maringa.odiario.com/politica/2018/03/veja-com-felipe-montoro-jens-cidade-mineira-investe-em-ppp-para-estimular-o-lazer-e-a-pratica-de-atividades-fisicas-da-populacao/2476577/

 

Categories: Business, Businessman, CEO, investor

Louis Chenevert Breaks the Mold

June 18, 2018 • divinefuel

“You are only as good as the sum of your team,” were words spoken by Louis Chenevert – one of the most profound and influential Chief Executive Officers to ever take the helm at United Technologies Corporation. While Louis Chenevert eventually rose to the top of the multinational conglomerate, United Technologies Corporation, his ascension did not occur overnight, as he is a product of somewhat meager beginnings. Throughout the course of his career, which has seen many major successes, including revolutionizing the aerospace industry during his time at Pratt & Whitney Canada, as well as with United Technologies Corporation, Louis Chenevert has relied on hard work and dedication in order to see his goals through. Louis Chenevert was born in Quebec, Montreal in 1958, and as a youth, he quickly developed his skill for entrepreneurship and business, eventually landing at the University of Montreal, where he attended HEC Montreal Business School where he majored in production management.

It was during Louis Chenevert’s tenure with General Motors where he was in charge of the assembly line, that he learned many of the skills that would later help him to transform United Technologies Corporation, and the aerospace industry as a whole, with the introduction of the geared turbofan engine. After fourteen years with General Motors, Louis Chenevert became a part of the team at Pratt & Whitney Canada, a subsidiary of Pratt & Whitney, in 1993. By 2006, Mr. Chenevert had joined United Technologies Corporation, the parent company of Pratt & Whitney, bringing with him his visions for what was once considered to be a “pet project,” the new geared turbofan engine. With the introduction of the geared turbofan engine, emissions were decreased by nearly 20 percent, while fuel consumption was cut in half, helping to establish United Technologies Corporation as a leader in the aerospace industry.

http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/louis-chenevert-horizon-yachts-P105-design

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

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

 

Michael Lacey

February 22, 2018 • divinefuel

The mathematical genius, professor, mentor, and researcher Michael Lacey is known around the world for his efforts to advance the mathematical community. Considered an expert in pure mathematics, Michael Lacey has given hundreds of presentations of different areas of mathematics throughout his long career.

After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana with a Ph.D. in mathematics in 1987, he took an Assistant Professor position at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge for a year before he went to the University of North Carolina. It was at the University of North Carolina that Michael Lacey and his post-doctoral mentor Walter Philipp presented their proof of the central limit theorem.

While at Indiana University from 1989 to 1996, he received the National Science Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship. Read more: Michael Lacey |Math Alliance and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

He earned the Salem Prize with Christoph Thiele for their work on the bilinear Hilbert transform during this fellowship. This prize is coveted by many as it has been presented to several people that would later go on to earn the Fields Medal in their respective fields.

While his work has touched on ergodic theory and probability after graduation, his work on harmonic analysis has earned him acclaim in the mathematical community around the world. He and his department have been given hundreds of thousands in grants and contracts to continue work on the subject.

Harmonic analysis is used in many applications such as neuroscience and quantum mechanics and involves representing functions as basic waves.

Michael Lacey was brought on to the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996 as an untenured Associate Professor and quickly advanced. Today, he is a Full Professor and also the Associate Chair of Faculty for the School of Mathematics.

As a Full Professor at Georgia Tech, he has mentored 10 post-doctoral students and dozens of other students who have gone on to do great things within the field of mathematics in academia and the industry. He is so dedicated to his students that many of them personally thank him for their success.

Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Lacey and https://www.math.gatech.edu/people/michael-lacey

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