With a Tweet Storm, Shervin Pishevar Dispenses Thoughts about 2018’s Economy

Shervin Pishevar is an accomplished venture capitalist. He helped Uber and Airbnb launch toward great success, and he has provided angel investment to dozens of other innovators. On February 5, 2018, Pishevar unleashed a tweet storm upon Twitter that garnered media attention.

Down Goes Dow

After the Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced its worst-ever point drop for a single day, Pishevar initially forecast additional falls. “I expect (sic) 6000 point drop in aggregate in (sic) months ahead,” he said in the spree’s first tweet.

Pishevar gave reasons for that predicted drop, as well. “Scurry and scrabble (sic) for safety that is no where (sic) to be found. Every asset class is has (sic) proven to be overvalued,” he tweeted.

Chiefly, he dislikes volatility indices. Through several tweets, Pishevar warned that this type of financial vehicle exists to create the sort of risk-taking loopholes that begot the previous decade’s Great Recession. Further, he advised that one popular volatility-index classification, the exchange-traded fund, is wildly over leveraged.

Tech World Shifts

Nine years ago, Shervin Pishevar published an essay that detailed his thoughts on the technology-innovation sector’s changing epicenter. During this year’s tweet storm, he reasserted his stance. “As I’ve said before,” he stated, “Silicon Valley is it (sic) longer a physical place but an idea that’s gone viral. Entrepreneurship is a movement.”

In the next tweet, Pishevar, a son of Iranian immigrants, critiqued current American immigration policy. “But while we build walls (sic) physical and culture (sic) to keep out immigrant talent (sic) that talent doesn’t need to come here anymore,” Pishevar wrote.

Frustrating American Infrastructure

Shervin Pishevar also highlighted America’s flagging infrastructure. “Speed of execution across many sectors from other regions is startling.Very (sic) little of frictions that are becoming systemic fractures here,” he tweeted.

Next, he offered a link to a news story, which detailed a work crew’s success in China. In one night, the 1,500-person crew built a large train station! “Meanwhile,” noted Pishevar, “our infrastructure is in tatters.”

Via his storm of tweets, Shervin Pishevar has detailed America’s economic woes. Now, leaders must decide whether to change course.

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Nick Vertucci on his Start in Real Estate

Real estate businessman Nick Vertucci has been in his line fo w rok for a couple of decades. He started out in real estate full of uncertainty but his inking of curiosity and hope pushing him forward and motivated him to learn about the business and start practicing to bring financial stability and freedom to his family.

Nick completed his education at the Canyon High School and then went straight to work as his family had lost almost all of their assets. With the passing of his father, his family was left to fend for themselves, and Nick had to help with bringing in the income. He lived in a van for several years.

In 2001, Nick Vertucci started working at his companyCoastline Micro Inc as the President and Chief Executive Officer. The business was alive until 2007 and worked in computer parts sales. The dot-com crisis of 2007 brought it down. After that, Nick Vertucci’s income dwindled down to a bare minimum. Unable to restore the company, he took a chance on a seminar on real estate investment for beginners. That opened a new chapter in his life.

Nick Companies, Inc started up at the beginning of 2007 and is still going strong. The company provides solutions for business people working in real estate investment. It took some time to get where Nick Vertucci is today. He frequently speaks about taking a chance on an opportunity and going with your gut.

He explains that when he lost all of his livelihood and had a family to support, he directed all of his energy into educating himself on real estate. He started out with a lot of confusion as he left that seminar with more questions than he had answers. Still, he put his back into it and started studying.

One of the biggest pieces of advice that Nick Vertucci gives people is always to be open to learning more. Educating yourself on anything you want to take up as a career is essential and one of the best ways to do that is to listen to what professionals with experience have to say about it.

Youth-Enhancing Dietary Supplements from Jeunesse

The Youth Enhancement System developed by Jeunesse consists of skin care products and supplements that are designed to keep users feeling and looking young. Jeunesse’s YES caters to various skin care needs from anti-aging to moisturizing and a comprehensive range of supplements that are built to meet diverse requirements from fighting free radicals that cause aging to boosting energy levels for more youthful looks.

The AM & PM Essentials is a line of supplements that improve the vitamin and mineral intake of the user for better health. Jeunesse has used a proprietary formula that reduces premature aging. AM Essentials is designed as a daytime formula to improve the mood and increase energy while PM Essentials restore the body and prepare it for rest. Vitamins A, C, D, E, B6 & K, thiamin, biotin, and riboflavin are some of the ingredients present in the supplements.

Reserve is a diet supplement that is built to help the body defend itself by combating free radicals and the damage they cause. Jeunesse has used superfruits that are rich in antioxidants to give the supplement great potency. The fruits include dark sweet cherries, blueberries, concord grapes, pomegranate, and acai.

Another diet supplement from Jeunesse that improves health is FINITI, which is blended with fruits and vegetable extracts. It contains pomegranate extract, turmeric, coenzyme Q10, L-Carnosine, Astragalus root extract, and quercetin to boost the nutritional intake.

For rejuvenation of the mind, Jeunesse offers the M1ND dietary supplement that contains CERA-Q, which has been clinically proven to improve mental acuity. The blend of ingredients is inspired by eastern medicine and includes Gamma-aminobutyric acid, L-Theanine, and N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine.

Nevo is a caffeinated energy drink from Jeunesse that is designed to boost energy levels and refreshes the body. The drink contains 20% real fruit juice and available in four flavors. It doesn’t contain artificial flavors or sweeteners.

About Jeunesse

Jeunesse launched on September 9, 2009, and since then, has developed a range of revolutionary products that are tailored towards maintaining youth. The direct selling company created the Youth Enhancement System, YES, that combines skincare and nutritional products for a broad category of users. Jeunesse has had success selling cosmetics, supplements, and gear globally through its direct distributors who leverage the power of technology.

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OSI Industries Provides Fast Frozen Meats

OSI Industries was awarded the Globe of Honor Awards back in 2016 by the British Safety counsel because of their leading management of all environmental risks. The awards were given out at a luncheon which was given at Draper’s Hall back in November of 2016 in London. It was a wonderful event for those businesses who met the criterion of the competition. Here are the details of that momentum occasion.That were 18 organizations all over the world that were presented with that same award back in 2016.

The organizations had to demonstrate a commitment to bettering the environment through their efficient management.They had to demonstrate that information and have their submissions to the British Safety counsel’s team by August of 2015 for the 2016 awards in order to be considered for those awards.Mike Robinson, who is the Chief Executive at the British Safety Council was the one to present the awards to the recipients. When presenting those awards he mentioned that inspiration of people’s excellence is the goal of the story. That excellence is the heartbeat of OSI Industries.

It’s what makes it one of the leading suppliers of fast food and grocery stores anywhere in the world.This isn’t the first time the company has won awards. they have been winning awards and placing first for over a decade. Created in 1999 as OS, they originally began back at the beginning of the 20th century. Created by a German immigrant, the company has always had a focus on excellence. Their contribution to efficiency in management is the very essence of who they have always been. The restaurant industry could never have become what they did without OSI Industries providing the services that they do so very well. Here is what they provide.

– Hamburger patties to McDonald’s

– Chicken to KFC

– Various meats to grocery stores

– Various meat to fast food restaurants

They have come a long way since first opening their doors for business years ago. Since then they have perfected their quick freezing methods to provide some of the best meats in fast food and grocery stores anywhere.

James Dondero & The Legacy Campaign

President and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, James “Jim” Dondero, is a Texas businessman and Philanthropist. As a graduate from the University of Virginia (Beta Gamma Sigma & Beta Alpha Psi) he holds a CPA, CMA, and CFA. Before founding HCM in 1993, along with Mark Okada, Dondero worked as the Chief Investment Officer of GIC, a subsidiary of Protective Life, helping them to bank over $2 billion dollars within 4 years(89-93). Dondero has also been a Corporate Bond Analyst as well as Portfolio Manager at American Express(85-89). With three decades in the financial industry, his main focuses have been on high-yield and distressed investments in the credit and equity markets. Read this article at barrons.com.

During October of 2016 Dondero and the Highland Dallas Foundation INC, a philanthropic branch of HCM, announced a $1 million dollar pledge to The Family Place and their Legacy Campaign. TFP is the premiere organization based in the Dallas area which aids victims of family related abuse. Since their founding in 1978 the group has answered over half a million calls for help, provided shelter to over 22,000 abuse victims, and counseled around a quarter of a million people.

The Legacy Campaign was launched by TFP in the hopes to secure the $16.5 million dollars needed to build a new center for victims of domestic abuse. The proposed facility would provide over a dozen emergency shelter rooms, clinics, a hotline call center, counseling rooms, and career training as well as providing housing for abuse victims pets and a child development and care center. Projections for the project indicated that over 2000 victims of abuse in the Dallas area would be served annually within the new building which would be named after Ann Moody. The building would also be home to the “Be Project” which provides educational tools to several thousand students on the subjects such as teen dating violence and bullying. Read more about James at Crunchbase.

Thanks in part to the more than generous donation from James Dondero and HCM, the Legacy Campaign by TFP ended in success. The Ann Moody building was finished this past June (2017). during the opening ceremony 16 butterflies were released on the property in loving memory of the 16 women who lost their lives to domestic abuse in the Dallas area previously in 2015.

Read: https://www.nexbank.com/james-dondero.htm

Felipe Montoro Jens, Reports That Government Projects That Will Be Granted In The Second Part of 2018

The action that was held in August with the purpose of assigning projects by the Federal Government was attended by the Infrastructure Specialist, Felipe Montoro Jens. He reported that over half of the projects in 22 categories would be assigned to the private sector in the second part of 2018. Approximately 57 projects with an estimated value of R $44 billion are included in these 22 categories.

A few of the projects that are scheduled to be assigned by the Program of Partnerships and Investments (PPI) include the development of Congonhas airport and the deal for disposing of the stakes of Infraero’s in airports around Brasilia. The PPI was created by the federal government with the aim of strengthening the bond between government and private sectors while generating jobs to promote the economic development of Brazil.

Felipe Montoro Jens stated that the PPI has a 49% interest in the associations that have prior grants of these airport terminals. He also pointed out that BR-153 that was previously associated with the Galvão Group is now back on the list of concessions given by the government. In addition, a massive project of a highway is set to be auctioned in the last three months of 2018. This highway project is a stretch of land that is approximately 900 kilometers in length. The other port terminals of concessions scheduled for the same period include the Belém, Vitória, and Paranaguá.

The Ministry of Transport has stated that the auction of the mentioned projects along with many others is set to be scheduled in the final three months of the Michel Temer’s government’s current tenure. The government also announced with limited details about the sale and privatization of the Mint which is a state-owned company. Other companies that will be included in the process of disposition and privatization include Casemg, Ceasaminas, and Docks of Espírito Santo. At the same time, it was openly declared that the sale of specific companies such as the Mint would help in the development of the company as the proceeds received by the sales will be used primarily to make passports for residents.

Susan McGalla, a Light to Women Leaders

Many institutions have men on the top and significant leadership roles. Rarely do women, get the chance to head companies and organizations. But statistics prove that those organizations that embrace gender and ethnic equality perform better than those that do not. This is because having the miscellany means more ideas and ways of doing things.

Susan McGalla is one of the few women that have worked their way up the leadership ladder. She has and still shows the way to other women, because of her current success. She became the President of American Eagle Outfitters, an organization whose executives were all men. Susan also managed the Vice President position in Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers, a male-dominated company.

Not all women can say that what Susan McGalla has achieved works for them, however motivating her life is. This is because people are different and have diverse ways of doing things. Nonetheless, some groups have come up, and strive to offer their support to women leaders. These associations provide them with a platform to share their ideas and prioritize in business. Among other solutions towards gender-balanced institutions, is creating sponsorship opportunities.

Susan McGalla was born in East Liverpool, Ohio. She grew up in a family of two brothers, and her father worked as a football coach. From her early life, she learned that she had to struggle to achieve whatever she desired. Her father also taught her to be confident when getting her ideas across, irrespective of the audience. This confidence has changed her life completely. She went to Mount Union College to pursue Business and Marketing; and graduated with a bachelor’s degree.

She is the founder of P3 Executive Consulting, and through this, does professional consulting to clients on talent management, branding, among several other fields. She likes encouraging women to succeed in whatever they do, without looking down upon their gender and without doubting their abilities. Susan is an Advisor to the board of Mount Union College and is married to Stephen McGalla who is a wealth manager. She is also on the board of HFF Inc.