Mike Baur, the Great Swiss Entrepreneur

Mike Baur is an extremely successful businessman from Switzerland who once used to have a regular day job, just like many people. However, one day he found that in his banking job, even though he was making good money, he no longer felt the passion that he once had for the job. So, he ended up leaving his bank job which he had been at, working for well-known bank companies, for over twenty years. He started, with two of his business colleagues the company called, Swiss Startup Company, in which he helps new (and most of the time) struggling entrepreneurs trying to have successful new businesses. Their website offers great courses that are available throughout the year for new entrepreneurs wanting their businesses to take off.

In an article entitled, “Mike Baur: Switzerland’s Top Startup Accelerator Founder on How to Quit Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur,” Baur offers some very helpful advice for those trying to have a successful business. The useful and very informative online article can be found on www.affiliatedork.com. In the article, Baur talks about how he was no longer fulfilled in his banking role and how he left that for his new passion which was investing and helping new entrepreneurs start their own successful businesses. In the article which is really worth a read, Baur also talks about how he just “delved” into entrepreneurship and learned along the way about how to build on his success and continue to grow. In the article, Baur also shares what the article refers to as “Lessons Every Entrepreneur can Learn from Mike Baur,” in which he gives three helpful tips or strategies to find success as a businessman or woman. He states that first in order to find success in the entrepreneur world, you must be willing to work hard, and understand that there is truly no such thing as luck or success, and that all of that is made possible by you, the entrepreneur. In other words, you must go out there and “make things happen.” Next, Baur states that “a successful entrepreneur must be adaptable,” meaning that as an entrepreneur you must learn to accept changes in the market or industry and move on, or grow from these. And last but not least, in the article Baur states that, “Be willing to take career risks and face setbacks to win big in the entrepreneurial world.” This one is self explanatory and just really means, learning to get back up when fails hit, and to continue to take risks for larger wins!

 

Jeunesse: Revolutionizing Anti-Aging Technology

Jeunesse describes itself as Generation Young. The company has been around for several years and is known for its large offering of products that are unparalleled in providing people with youth enhancements. The company began when visionary entrepreneurs, Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis, decided to come out of retirement. The duo had been doing in-depth research on certain products that were truly revolutionary in the field of youth enhancement. However, those products were not mass marketed and many people weren’t even aware they existed. Ray and Lewis wanted to change that.

Ray and Lewis came together to found Jeunesse. The duo focused a pillar of their company on the number 9. This number has been known to represent longevity, but for Ray and Lewis it represented a desire to thrive in life, not just to simply survive. The company was actually founded on September 9th, 2009 at exactly 9 p.m. Currently, there are thousands of people around the world that are helping to share the word about the power of Jeunesse. The people who work with Jeunesse are able to work with incredible technology that empowers them to share the wealth of power of the line of innovative products.

Jeunesse is famous for its Y.E.S System. The name stands for Youth Enhancement System and is a combination of revolutionary products that have powerful benefits in helping people to look and feel more youthful. The system combines everything from skincare products to supplements for a holistic anti-aging solution.

Jeunesse stayed with its mantra of the number nine when creating the Y.E.S System and there are nine ways that the system revitalizes people. For example, Jeunesse RESERVE is designed to help defend the body from aging with a blend of antioxidants that work together to defend the body against the damage of free radicals by utilizing a blend of the world’s most powerful super fruits. The line also includes Instantly Ageless, which is a product that reduces things like under-eye bags, small wrinkles and pore size within just two minutes of application. As far as supplements, the line contains the ZEN BODY system that helps curb appetite, builds muscle and burns fat.

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Robert Ivy Receives A Lifetime Achievement Award

When it comes to architecture and influencing what the architects of tomorrow will contribute, no one works as hard as Robert Ivy to make the vision a reality. He is currently the CEO of the American Institute of Architects. His organization tasks itself with providing architects with a comprehensive means, and the tools, to approach their profession in a way that addresses the world’s future needs.

Climate change is a critical component of how architects will design building structures of the future. Architects also have access to the tools and support structures to aid them in their journey. The organization’s initiatives cover safety, building science and research, public health awareness, recognition for building awards, resilience, adopting global architecture technologies, civic engagement, and much more.

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For all of Robert Ivy’s hard work and commitment to advancement of his profession, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award. It is also the only time an architect received the award. The award usually goes to artists and patrons that are connected to Mississippi art culture. For, Robert Ivy, it is a coveted award. Ivy received the award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.

Since 2011, Robert Ivy has served as AIA’s CEO. He is also an editor, author, and active architect. He stays involved at the ground level, and that creates a lot of respect for him and his station. While the award is his, it also indicates the respect that the Mississippi Institute for Arts and Letters has for the architecture profession.

Robert Ivy is on a mission to help make architecture more accessible to the public. Under his leadership, the AIA has grown into an organization with a global footprint. It is also at its highest membership level since its inception 160 years ago. Ivy has also received the award “Master Architect.” Only the world’s best known architects have received this honor. Ivy can also add to his resume the Dean’s Medal awarded by the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture.

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SoftBank Acquires Fortress Investment Group; It is a Marriage of Independence

Fortress has opened branches in Europe and Asia. It was recently acquired by the Japanese giant SoftBank for a sum of $ 3.3 billion. The deal has been finalized, with SBG owning all of the shares of Fortress. The officials of the two companies confirm the deal indicating that all conditions that were to be fulfilled before the acquisition have been met. Fortress shareholders have approved the transaction too. All the required regulatory approvals have also been received. In the new arrangement, SoftBank allowed Fortress to continue with its operations uninterrupted. The company has its assets in a broad range of investment options that SoftBank thinks is added value in its investment portfolio. It also deals in real estate and credit.

Details of the Acquisition

In the transaction, it was agreed that each Fortress Class A share would be converted to the right to receive $8.08 per share. The proceeds of the merger will be awarded according to the procedures of payment that have been outlined in the Definitive Proxy of June 7th, 2017. Consequently, Fortress common shares will be pulled out from the New York Stock Exchange. The financial results of Fortress will be incorporated with the results of the acquiring company. Fortress will operate under SoftBank independently. It will remain with its headquarters in New York. According to the report of the acquisition, Pete Briger, Wes Edens, and Randy Nardone will continue to head Fortress in their present capacity.

 Value Addition

According to the SBG officials, the technology bank is committed to keeping its position as the leader in its class. It also says it is committed to maintaining the business model, personnel, processes, culture and staff that have made Fortress such a successful asset management and investment entity. SoftBank is a major player in the world of technology. It is focused on technology revolution in business. The Group consists of the SoftBank Corporation and its global list of companies which incorporate internet services, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Robotics, clean energy technologies, telecommunications and other similar areas related to technology.

Fortress Investment Group

Fortress Investment Group is an alternative asset management group that was started way back in 1998 as a private equity firm. It picked up because of its savvy choices in investment until it developed into a world entity. Fortress Investment Group has over $43.6 billion of assets under management. It is trusted by over 1750, both public and private clients. Fortress management reports that it had over 953 employees by the end of December 2017. The report further indicates that there are 216 professional investment experts working in its various outlets across the globe. Fortress Investment Group specializes in asset investment, diverse assets including investing in foreclosure properties and assets being disposed of because institutions have declared them unprofitable. It has excelled in alternative asset investment and risk management to the extent that many companies have come to trust it with their assets. Fortress also offers financial services that include financial consulting and fine-tuning company balance sheets. The company also offers advice on documentation, and how to arrive at favorable pricing.

The Story of Joe Arpaio with Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin began their careers in college, writing a school newspaper in order to provide a liberal contrast to the school’s conservative agenda. After they dropped out, they took a very similar business model with the Phoenix New Times. As most already know, Arizona is a very conservative state; the Phoenix New Times provided a liberal viewpoint while Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were running it.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have left the Phoenix New Times, and the New Times just isn’t the same paper it used to be. Luckily for fans of Lacey and Larkin, they created a brand new publication: Front Page Confidential. With this paper, Lacey and Larkin have returned to their roots, reporting on political news, civil rights, and other serious topics.

They have also created a charitable fundraiser called The Frontera Fund. The Frontera Fund works closely with the community and dozens of charities. The Frontera Fund spends most of their time working to help the Hispanic community, but they also work with more wide-reaching charities like the ACLU. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

These two new organizations were made possible due to a settlement they received from Maricopa County and Joe Arpaio, the county’s sheriff. Joe Arpaio was well-known for his racial profiling, arresting people merely for the color of their skin, but he had never made such a bold attempt to silence the press until he arrested Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.

The arrest didn’t stand. A judge ruled that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin had the right to publish certain content in their paper, and Joe Arpaio had no reason to make the arrest. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were awarded $3.75 million due to the suffering they endured.

More About Joe Arpaio

Joe Arpaio was first elected to the position as Sheriff in 1992, and immediately began to change the way law enforcement worked in Maricopa County.

Arpaio created what he described as a concentration camp where prisoners were beaten, tortured, and even killed while in custody. This facility was called Tent City, and it was operational for nearly 2 decades.

The same year that Joe Arpaio arrest Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin he made an even bigger mistake: he arrested a Mexican tourist. Mr. Melendres, the tourist, was awarded 70 million dollars, and Joe Arpaio admitted that his reason for making the arrest was racial profiling. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737 and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/

After the courts had proof that Joe Arpaio was racist, a judge ordered him to cease the enforcement of United States immigration laws. Joe Arpaio was ordered to stop rounding up illegals, but he ignored this order. Joe Arpaio found himself in contempt of court.

Joe Arpaio’s legal battle finally culminated 10 years later. In the Summer of 2017 Joe Arpaio was finally convicted of criminal contempt of court. Joe Arpaio’s victims wouldn’t have long to celebration though. Donald Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio of all charges and allowed him to run for office again.

Southridge Capital; Investing In The Future

The Southridge Capital CEO and Chairman, Mr. Stephen Hicks, informed the public that Southridge Partners II LP, which is an institutional investor, had been included into the equity purchase agreement with Texas based company from Dallas known as Elite Data Services Inc. The company is one that is involved with technology which uses their software applications for the purposes of advertising and marketing assets which are under the company. They use some top-notch proprietary technology which is mainly aimed at improving advertising and marketing solutions which in turn aid in bringing in more income. They deal with industries such as the gaming, hospitality and automotive industries. According to scribd.com, the company boasts of a huge array of technology within its portfolio which is backed by its resources that aid in content production as well as their great skill in developing software. Elite Data Services is more than capable of providing fresh and innovative means of advertising and marketing forms which have taken over from the previous client base contracts. By doing this, they have raised income as well as securing the value of the assets.

On ideamensch.com, Hick lets us know that he and his firm are passionate about investing in the likes of Elite Data Services that avail fresh and exciting offerings in their respective industries. The company, Southridge Capital, is dedicated at helping clients to be able to reach their desired vision.

Southridge is a financial holding company that is diversified and deals mainly with advisory services as well as in direct investment in companies that are regarded middle and small market companies. The company’s structured finance team, beginning in 1996, has so far invested an excess of 1.8 billion dollars into growing companies from all over the world. Southridge Capital helps the companies to increase the worth of their credit by working alongside the debtors to get rid of the debts for the common good of the stock. The benefits to their clients lies in the company’s structure that is implemented depending on the available amount of liquidity that the stock has without the need of a statement of registration. To learn more, visit southridgeholdingsllc.com.

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Alex Pall bares his soul on the newest single from the Chainsmokers

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are two halves of the DJ and production duo known as the Chainsmokers. After a string of hit singles, they released a new track, “Closer,” but what makes this song different from any of their previous work is Alex Pall sings on the track alongside Halsey. Recently, Mathias Rosenzweig sat down with the pair to discuss their music, establishing their identities, and how they plan to grow and change as the music industry evolves.

They talked about how it can take a while for new songs to reach their audiences across the nation and so they only release new content at certain intervals to accommodate that lag. While it is unusual for DJ’s to sing on their own songs, the pair say they make no apologies for providing their own vocals for the song, “Closer.” Because the song is written with them in mind, they felt it only appropriate for Alex to be the one who sang it. When asked about working with Halsey, they had nothing but praise for the 23-year-old singer/songwriter, remarking on her uniqueness and individuality.

They also spoke about how their audience has expanded from 16 to 25-year-olds to an almost universal demographic. They feel very lucky to have such a passionate and dedicated fanbase, and they certainly don’t take it for granted. They also talked about how important it is to keep pushing themselves and trying different things as their careers continue. Additionally, the duo mentioned how they take pride in performing all of their music live as not every artist can say that. And rest assured they’re not going anywhere.

They discussed how a lot of artists take a few years off and then try to make a comeback but it’s just not the same as it was. So they fully intend to remain on the forefront pushing the envelope and experimenting with new styles and forms of music everyday. And we wish them the best of luck in their careers and in their futures. Whatever comes next, we look forward to hearing what kind of music they have in store for us.

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Paul Mampilly – Practical Tips on Stock Investment

Paul Mampilly has been a hedge fund manager who won numerous awards, such as the Templeton Foundation investment contest.For years television viewers were able to see Paul Mampilly on various television programs broadcasts on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and other networks. He is the creator of Profits Unlimited. His role in the company is to provide guidance or advice about stocks to those who are interested in learning. In short, he guides people on when to invest or buy and when to sell the stocks to earn profits.Paul moved from India to the United States when he was young. He had twenty-five years of experience as a businessman. He commenced his financial and business career in 1991 at the Deutsche Bank. With his knowledge of stocks, he managed accounts worth millions of dollars, including the start-ups or the ones that are just about to get started.

In a similar role, he handled accounts for Scotland’s Royal Bank.Paul Mampilly was employed at Kinetics International Fund, a six billion figure hedgefund company in 2006. As soon as Paul assumed his duties as a hedge fund manager with Kinetics, the company prospered and expanded its assets to twenty-five billion U.S. dollars. And for being able to average around 26% annual profits during his time as the hedgefund leader, Barron named Kinetics International Fund as among the “World’s Best” hedge fund company.As time went on, Paul invested in a company that was involved in manufacturing a drug for muscular dystrophy treatment in 2012. In a little over a year, he sold his Sarepta Therapeutics share for a profit of more than 2,000 percent.

Next, he invested in Netflix in 2008, where he sold his shares with a sound profit too.The way he conducts his investment in the buy and sell of stocks to be able to earn an adequate profit are the kind of moves Paul would like to share and impart to his listeners. He often gives his subscribers some information about the companies where they should buy stock shares from, and then gives them a report when is an excellent time to purchase stocks and sell them to be able to make a profit instead of a loss.Having gotten tired of the work pace at Wall Street, Paul Mampilly retired at the age of 42, so he can spend quality time with his family. As of this time, he continues to provide practical tips and recommendation on stock investment to help every American in their pursuit of having better financial gains.

End Citizens United Poll Shows Tightening Of Senate Race In Texas

Democrat Beto O’Rourke is running against the incumbent Senator Republican Ted Cruz in Texas. He is polling as a generic Democrat against Cruz mainly because most voters don’t really know a lot about him or his political positions. This could make him a threat to Cruz in what is generally a pretty red state that reflexively votes for whoever has an R next to their name.

This poll was paid for by End Citizens United, a Washington D.C. based political action committee that first became active during the 2016 presidential election. The focus of this organization is on campaign finance reform and they only endorse political candidates who make a pledge to make reforms in the law that will result in big money being removed from the system.

The results of the End Citizens United poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, showed that Beto O’Rourke trailed Ted Cruz by just eight points. Similar results have shown up in other surveys. 61% of Texan voters didn’t have an opinion on O’Rourke while when it came to Cruz 49% were unfavorable of him and 38% were favorable.

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Beto O’Rourke is rejecting money from political action committees funded and by special interest groups. He only accepts money from individuals, especially grassroots people who don’t give a lot individually but collectively can support a campaign. He says that he will only work for the people, not corporations or special interests. Ted Cruz, meanwhile, has taken $1.3 million from corporate-backed political action committees and other special interests. He also recently voted to give them enormous tax breaks.

It is likely that Ted Cruz will win but Democrats have been on a roll flipping political seats blue ever since the presidential election. There have been plenty of Republicans expected to win that have been crushed when the votes come in. So, Ted Cruz really shouldn’t be too comfortable dismissing the End Citizens United poll as an outlier.

End Citizens United was formed to nullify the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court that resulted in unaccountable money pouring into the political system. They ruled that corporations, like people, had first amendment rights which meant they could give however much they wanted to politicians. This also applied to very wealthy people who had at least some limits on what they could donate to any particular political campaign.

With the removal of these limits by the Supreme Court, the political system has been highjacked more than ever by wealthy people who put in place politicians who solely serve their interests. End Citizens United seeks to return power to the people by limiting this unlimited buying off of politicians so that they will at least listen to regular people once again.

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Why Consider the Rocketship Education System

If you are tired of the type of education that your child is receiving in a charter school, it is time for you to think about the benefits of sending them to a charter school. Charter schools are far superior because they give your kids a better education that is more personalized and private, but they are not going to cost you anything like a private school would. In fact, the vast majority of private schools can be too expensive for the average budget, and if you’re low-income to begin with, this is simply not an option for the family. This is why Rocketship Education was created, and why it is has been a wonderful option for families all over the country.

Rocketship Education has been recognized as one of the top charter schools in the country. It is a prime choice because of the fact that more and more people are choosing it for their kids’ education. Not only is Rocketship Education funded by the public, but you are going to find that it helps them to receive the education that they need to feel confident in all that they are able to learn. You will love being able to get this for yourself and know that you are choosing something that is right for them. Be sure to consider visiting the Rocketship Education site and learning more about what they can do for your child.

Once you sign your child up for the programs available through Rocketship Education, you’re going to notice a huge difference in the way that they receive their education. This is why a lot of people choose this for themselves and are happy with what they can do for their kids. If you would like to be able to pull your children out of public school and put them into a better type of facility, Rocketship Education is there to make this a reality for yourself without it costing you a ton of money. You can contact Rocketship Education and get your kids signed up for classes that they will find to be highly advantageous.