Shervin Pishevar is one of the most respected figures in the world of tech finance. He has also emerged over the last few years as one of the most outspoken critics of tech monopolies in the United States. Shervin Pishevar has repeatedly warned that the U.S. tech monopolies are rapidly approaching the point where they are eclipsing the power of any monopolies that have come before them. Pishevar says that when companies such as Standard Oil, U.S. Steel and Ma Bell threatened the stability of the nation’s economy through their iron grip over critical infrastructure, they were broken up by the government. Now, Shervin Pishevar warns that the government itself may be so thoroughly captured by the monopolies that it may be losing its power to act. This, he says, could ultimately lead to economic disaster.
Amazon: private profits and public costs
Shervin Pishevar points out that anyone who still harbors doubts as to the extreme power that some of the tech monopolies currently wield over the nation should turn to the example of Amazon. As its recent competition to see where it would locate its second headquarters has roundly illustrated, local and state governments from coast to coast are willing to write into law deep and special exemptions just for the opportunity to have the tech giant grace their landscapes.
But it isn’t just the company’s ability to effectively dodge taxes by simply telling states that they have to pay to play with the firm. Amazon’s entire business model, says Shervin Pishevar, has been built around its ability to use the highly subsidized U.S postal system. Pishevar says that the U.S. Post Office, from a business perspective, is an intractable disaster. The Post Office loses billions upon billions of dollars each year. That is how it’s able to deliver packages and letters so cheaply. But without that ability to have taxpayer-subsidized cheap and effective delivery methods, Amazon probably wouldn’t even exist.
Shervin Pishevar says that Amazon not only doesn’t have to reimburse the post office, it is now dodging the majority of its taxes through antics like its corporate HQ bidding competition.
How much do you believe in your ideas? Do you believe in your innovations so much that you would take out $10 million in loans using all of your family’s property as collateral? That’s exactly what a young David Zalik did after finding success in college. The reclusive founder of GreenSky Credit has a crazy story of gambling his entire family’s real estate fortune on a simple idea.
Where It All Began
I stumbled into David’s story on Wikipedia. I then found more information on Forbes. The native Georgian likes to stay out of the limelight and even wears tattered hats and clothing. He keeps his billion-dollar company rather secret in a hard-to-find Atlanta office where they do some of the most amazing and simple work you could imagine.
David, like his father, was a math prodigy. His high school sent him to Auburn University at the age of 14 where he began to refurbish computers. He sold these computers to other students and his company quickly took off. He even started producing software.
Rise To Financial Fame
The founder of GreenSky Credit dropped out of college because he found so much success early on. Oddly enough, he did not graduate from high school or college before amassing his fortune. He started GreenSky Credit with $10 million in loans that he procured using his family’s Atlanta properties.
GreenSky Credit essentially makes a smartphone app. The app is designed for homeowners who want home improvements. The homeowner simply uploads a picture of their driver’s license to the app in order to automatically fill out the application for a loan. After providing a Social Security number and consent for a credit check, the homeowner clicks “Apply” to get a decision in seconds.
All Profit, No Risk
GreenSky Credit takes the loan to the bank which assumes the risk. The company then gets kickbacks from the contractors and the bank. Everyone is happy while GreenSky Credit profits with no further responsibility. And founder David Zalik has stayed away from outside investors as he’s accumulated over $2.5 billion in wealth.
The world of cryptocurrency is getting bigger and bigger. Many still do not understand the value or importance of virtual assets, but those that do are pushing the technology forward to new heights. One such individual is Malcolm CasSelle.
CasSelle is a entrepreneur and investor who has dealt in digital markets for decades. He began with the formation of his first company NetNoir back in ’95, and has since moved on to various others. At present he is the CIO of OPSkins, a top-level in-game asset seller, as well as the foremost bitcoin merchant in the world. Recently, he has put on another hat, as the President and CEO of WAX.
WAX, or Worldwide Asset eXchange, is a player to player network that operates in decentralized markets. It uses blockchain technology to allow cross game sales and trade. The platform is CasSelle’s most recent foray into the digital asset market. CasSelle is an early stage investor in Facebook, Zynga, and Bitcoin. His involvement with cryptocurrency led OPSkins to become the largest Bitcoin merchant around. Now he plans to change the face of the digital asset market with WAX.
Blockchains allow transactions to be free of both fragmentation and fraud in decentralized markets. It does this by creating smart lists of data, data that acts as reference logs for operator’s validity. Using this lists buyers and sellers are put into guilds, and rated on their dependability. This allows digital assets and currency to be traded or sold between players across the games involved in the network.
WAX also uses tokenization to create digital markers for assets, assigning value to such assets. This takes away fragmentation by making everything in the market the same value. No matter the currency involved, tokens take the place of physical value, so sellers and buyers can conduct business and get the exact real tender for their various regions.
WAX is the next step in the evolution of cryptocurrency. With experts predicting that blockchains will digitize traditional banking, WAX may very well be the catalyst that pushes everything forward. CasSelle believes it does, and he is investing early.
Louis Chenevert took over the role of CEO at UTC in 2008 and maintained the position until 2014, when he retired from the company. However, in the six years that he was at the helm of the company, he made big changes in the management of the firm and in effect led to great development. The share value of the UTC tripled indicating that the business was performing well in the years that he was in the position. Louis Chenevert achieved great results because he knew where the company needed to be strengthened. He invested heavily in technological innovations and research and at the end getting great result. He did not just look at technology that was coming from outside the company, he invested in research which made UTC come up with innovations that were bot being used somewhere else.
Louis Chenevert says that his focus was on improving operational talent and technology. These two were the most import things in the business. He was determined of making the company produce the best products that exceeded the expectations of the customer. He did not want to do things in what people were used to. He wanted uniqueness which would only come through making research a core value in the company. With research, the company was assured that it would continue making profits over and over.
Louis Chenevert ensured that the company was reviewing its operations to determine whether they were on track to achieve the goals they had set to accomplish. This is the approach that he applied in management and which helped the company make some very good results. He will always be remembered in the history of the company as the CEO who laid the right foundation for the company to grow. He identified areas that were the most important for the success of the business and that way he managed to grow it thoroughly.
Louis Chenevert accomplished his goals at UTC and is now not involved in active management of businesses. He is an adviser to Goldman Sachs. His experience with UTC has given him exposure on a lot of the things that happening the financial industry.
Jeunesse is a thriving company that offers health and beauty products. The health industry is booming with new companies offering the latest health products. Jeunesse provides a different approach to living a healthy lifestyle. The company provides healthy shakes for customers to drink throughout the day. These shakes have natural and healthy ingredients. Numerous customers have lost weight by using these products as meal replacements throughout the day.
Start of Jeunesse
Although Jeunesse sells products in numerous countries, the company has only been operating for a decade. The first few years of the company’s existence were tough. The founder of Jeunesse thought about closing the business down. However, the company eventually started having financial success and was able to develop more innovative products.
Jeunesse is a unique company because it does not spend a lot of money on traditional advertising. Instead, the company provides discounts to customers who talk about the products on social media. Not only does this strategy save the company money, but it is also a valid form of marketing. Many customers love talking about using the health or beauty products purchased from Jeunesse.
Jeunesse has a strong team of people who develop new products for customers to use. Product innovation is critical to the growth plans of the business. Many customers enjoy using new products each month.
Sustainability is an integral part of the manufacturing process for Jeunesse. Unlike many large companies, Jeunesse tries to make a positive impact on the environment as much as possible. The company uses reputable factories to produce products. Although the company could find factories with lower costs, using sustainable manufacturing methods is more important to the leadership team.
Although Jeunesse has experienced substantial growth over the past decade, the company has even more ambitious goals for the future.
Market America has always taken an active role in the success it shares with its affiliate members. This is evident in the number of events the company holds every year to showcase new product lines, celebrate successes and discuss future growth. Most recently, this company celebrated its first ever regional convention in the United Kingdom. Referred to as the company’s Market UK, the response the leadership team received at this first convention showed how on fire this country’s affiliate members are about their Shopping Annuity.
As with the other regional and annual conventions held by Market America, this one also featured several prominent members of the company’s leadership team, including the company’s V.P. of Sales Jim Winkler. Along with Market America’s V.P. Andrew Weissman, the two presented audience members with information about the advancements and new technologies being incorporated into the company. The event took place over the course of two days, where guests were honored with a variety of informational presentations inside the prestigious Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
This inaugural event was held as a way of connecting the UK’s Market America Unfranchise owners with the people who head the company. It also provided a platform through which these company heads could personally address their UK branch with information pertaining to moving forward in a manner that would allow for increased growth potential in all areas of their product sales. Prior to the event, UK affiliate members were encouraged to get their business partners and potential prospects to attend the convention as well. The first Market UK regional convention was such a hit that the company began posting blog comments and photos they received from those individuals who attended.
The comments from the people who attended this event centered around the teamwork and positive energy provided by the leaders at Market America. This company’s leadership team let their affiliate members know it was a privilege to be part of this inaugural event. They also went the extra mile by giving recognition once again to all of the Unfranchise owners who attained new levels of success with their businesses.
The Better Business Bureau(BBB) strives to encourage businesses to uphold ethics and increase their participation in the community. It does this by honoring businesses that demonstrate honesty and offer quality services with the Torch Award. A team of judges vet nominated companies and decide on a winner. In 2017, Aloha Construction was honored with the BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.
The roofing company based in Lake Zurich Illinois was founded in 2008 by Dave Farbaky who is the CEO to provide high standard roofing, siding, and gutter repair services at affordable prices. The firm’s mission is to aim for accountability and responsibility in each job, and since its establishment, Aloha Construction has completed 20,000 roofing jobs for the residents of Illinois. The company is passionate about the community, and this is among the reasons why the BBB awarded it.
Aloha Construction satisfied the six criteria used for evaluation by the BBB to win the Torch Award. The firm values their customers and holds them in high esteem. The BBB awarded them for demonstrating high practices such as providing free roof checks for clients each year. Apart from this, the roofing company also offers a 10-year warranty for their clients which shows how much they care about their customers.
Another reason BBB recognized Aloha Construction is their commitment to upholding ethical human resource practices like supporting and valuing their employees. The company awards the top performing employees and their families with an all-expense holiday to Hawaii. They also strive to offer stability to their employees through long-term employment. The CEO, Farbaky considers his employees to be his family.
Aloha Construction’s dedication to giving back to the community also earned them the BBB award. The company has been involved in several charity projects through its charitable division. For Instance, the firm gifted a local kid suffering from congenital heart condition with a VIP ticket to watch the Bulls play against the Houston Rockets with his 11 friends. Additionally, they gifted a needy family with a free toy shopping spree. There are many more incidents which the company has demonstrated its generosity and love for the community.
Jeunesse is a multi-level marketing (MLM) platform that was kick-started back in 2009 by a spry coupling of ambitious entrepreneurs who were no strangers to the enterpriser’s life. Wendy Lewis emerged from retirement with Randy Ray, combining the fruits of their successes to give birth to the name that would represent their vision for the world in the coming years. There’s much to be said for a company that starts off on such shaky terms, especially when the vision is seen all the way through and beyond that, but their work isn’t done yet.
The Jeunesse Family embodies the many members who comprise the MLM element of Jeunesse, and it’s rife with members who’ve also given the Youth Enhancement System a shot with great success. While the reviews overall are positive for Jeunesse’s products, keep in mind that you should never replace prescription routines with these supplements. With that out of the way, don’t let the anti-aging gig lead you to think that it’s only for old folks; the younger crowd also benefits greatly from their offerings.
Jeunesse is dedicated to playing a supplemental role that’s hosted by the natural healing technology of the human body. Rather than play God with a set of pills, powders and gel packs, they’d rather equip the body with the means of defending itself against the many hazards in daily life. These hazards range from sedentary living, overexposure to RF and the abundance of free radicals that create various unhealthy conditions in modern life. In this way, Jeunesse has tapped the most potent age-reversal solution in the world, but their research is always working to develop a better product.
How It Works
The Youth Enhancement System is focused on a handful of areas in the body, some overlapping in form but not function. You have a range of application mediums that support everything from fitness routines, mental sharpness and overall wellness to a sense of well-being, emotional positivity and skin repair. These products don’t just tap the body’s reserves to heal damage that’s already done; they also help prevent additional complications down the road.
Hussain Sajwani is one of the most renown chief executive officers in the world of investments. This is indicated by the fact that he was able to secure the top place in the CEO Awards in 2017. Achieving the award shows that Hussain Sajwani outdoes the others in what he does. In addition to this award, he was also ranked number 11 out of a hundred CEOs in their regional.
Hussain Sajwani is the chief executive officer of DAMAC Properties. DAMAC Properties is well known in the region for developing luxurious real estate properties. Hussain Sajwani is a graduate of the University of Washington. The journey to his success began way back in the 1980s. He secured a position as a contracts manager in GASCO, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. After working in this firm for a short period, he decided to venture into his own business in 1982. This was a catering business.
This business has been able to grow into a big venture. Currently, the company is leading in the region in the section of catering. It has been expounded to more than two hundred projects across different localities. Also, the venture is serving more than fifteen thousand meals daily.
Hussain Sajwani is also a renown investor in the real estate market. During the 90’s he was able to develop hotels that would accommodate many business people that came to trade in the emirate. He later advanced this because he saw a gap that many people had not identified in the region. This led him to establish DAMAC properties in the year 2002. The DAMAC owner is the reason why the company has been able to reach the levels of success we see today.
The DAMAC owner has been able to engage in business with Donald Trump, current US president. In their business meetings, they have been able to discuss several ideas in line with investments. The two will have collaborations in doing projects.
The DAMAC owner is also a philanthropic person. This can be shown by the fact that he has been able to assist the disadvantaged children. He has also been involved in donations in many charitable organizations.
For a decade Ronald Fowlkes has worked with Eagle Industries Unlimited as a manager tasked with client acquisition. St Louis, Missouri resident, prides in his understanding of his tools of the trade, his skill in the tactical gear – what Eagle Industries Unlimited deals with – and his know-how in law enforcement. Ronald Fowlkes’ comprehension of law enforcement came from his time working as a Marine where he worked with many law enforcement offices, and over time got to learn what drives them and how they think. With this awareness, Ronald Fowlkes can direct those in search of Law enforcement equipment with ease. Moreover, he is a great communicator and even a better listener.
Ronald Fowlkes’ time in the military and the police made him understand the value of family. So when a chance presented itself for him to be close to his son – a player with St. Louis Blues Triple-A – while serving his community and giving back to it, he could not resist. At St. Louis Blues Triple-A hockey team he was a mentor and in charge of equipment. Better yet was the chance to blend his enthusiasm for hockey and mentorship.
Owing to his military background, it’s quite understandable that in his training model Ronald Fowlkes is a hardcore trainer. However, he also understands that as human beings we are limited. So he places it in himself the responsibility to study each player individually. To understand the strengths and weaknesses of each and with that can predict with ease the need of each player.
Ronald Fowlkes hold a favorable view on mentorship. This is a view that mentorship is a chance for both the mentor and the mentee to learn mutually from each other. In that view, he uses his life experiences and tales on his wins and some of the losses to point them not to give up. The mentorship program is also has given the players an avenue for them to open up, be vulnerable and share their frustrations and worries. Ronald Fowlkes then uses his experience to guide them in the disappointment and in them instilling a sense of optimism and motivation. Ronald Fowlkes is continuously looking for ways to challenge the kids and pushing them to be better versions of themselves. This is obviously working as the team is a maverick in local tournaments and has persistently improved its ranking in the nation like a giant in the sport and put competitors on the watch out. Their current national standing in the hockey charts is the 27th position.