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With Thor Halvorssen on Socialism

Fox News’ Trish Regan recently interviewed Thor Halvorssen about socialist governments and Bernie Sanders. She stated that socialism is a violation of basic human rights. Bernie wants America to be a socialist country and his critics are blasting him for this. She then introduced Venezuelan civil rights activist, Halvorssen.

He said that while he agrees that socialist governments can be a violation of basic human rights, this is not always the case. He said that countries can have socialism and that can be okay. He cited the examples of Denmark and Sweden who both have good socialist governments. He said that such examples prove that socialism can sometimes be a good thing. Socialist government is bad when a leader uses socialism as a mask to take away from people. Venezuela is an example of a country with a bad socialist government. The corrupted socialist system in Venezuela is resulting in a humanitarian crisis. The socialist Venezuelan government set prices and therefore this has resulted in tons of shortages.

Halvorssen said that he would much rather Sanders be president than one of the people in the bad versions of socialism who take money away from people.
Regan pointed out that corrupt socialism has drastically touched Thor Halvorssen in a very personal way.

Halvorssen said his father had been a political prisoner and that his mother shot by the regime of Hugo Chavez. In addition, his first cousin is currently a political prisoner. Halvorssen finalized by stating that in his view the redistribution of wealth is not the way to eliminate poverty and that democratic socialism can exist if there is rule of law.

More available for Halvorssen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwYmcbRYi1w

https://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/is-this-the-face-of-a-new-global-human-rights-movement

Company Repairs Reputations, Even Their Own

Irony is part of the stock in trade for Status Labs, as they deal with their clients’ reputation crises and reputation management. But it is doubly ironic that Status Labs got challenged through their own internal reputation crisis. Because of a former executive’s illicit actions outside of his Status Labs’ role, the company became the target of negative press. It became a national news story that actually did threaten the reputation of Status Labs.

 

The solution for Status Labs, as its own most-important client, started with a behavior change to make a steadfast reputation change. The slow process of rebuilding the company’s reputation progressed another step when all the employees asked that the disrupting executive please resign. An open letter from the Status Labs employees was then supplied to the media by the company’s Public Relations department. They included an erstwhile employees team photograph.

 

The last part was an important item. A photo of the whole team adds a human face to the name of the company, especially in a time when so much vitriolic hate had been spewed at the company. The campaign worked! The public was able to redirect their anger properly. Status Labs has proved their worth with help to more than a thousand client companies and individuals, improving reputations and helping resolve crises since 2012.

 

The company had to apply the same rules they establish for their clients. They drew closer to the local community, reducing their level of vilification. They also become very involved in local Austin, Texas charity organizations. These included: Caritas, The Blood & Tissue Center of Central Texas, Urban Roots, Dress for Success, and Capital Food Bank of Texas. And all the volunteering worked wonders for their employee’s morale, which had been suffering. There were many more tools they implemented to bring back Status Labs’ well deserved great, solid, reliable, and steadfast reputation. In fact, it may well prove to improve business in the long run.

More information for Status Labs:

http://statuslabs.tumblr.com

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/06/29/i-got-doxxed-so-you-don-t-have-to.html

 

Martin Lustgarten Helps A Lot Investors

Martin Lustgarten helps a lot of investors to spend their money in a way that works for them. He is running his business out of his home in Florida, and he is trying to help as many people as he can find a good way to save their money around the world. Saving money on the stock markets and commodities around the world is a simple process, and Martin Lustgarten is going to help people keep as much money in their pockets as possible.

His plans usually start with very simple things that people need to learn about international investment, and he shows everyone how they are going to learn about the markets around the world. He is showing people the best information on all the countries where they want to invest, and he is teaching people that they can choose countries that are going to be very profitable for them.

He is also the kind of person that is going to help people learn what they are going to do when they want to start investing. He wants to teach all his clients what they need to know to make their own decisions, and he is a great resource for people to use to make sure that they are going to make better investments. It is something that is going to show people that they can invest in places that are going to work best for them. What works best for people is going from client to client, and it is very important that all these people keep asking Martin Lustgarten what they need to know.

His best asset is that he is going to help people do the things that they need to do to make the most money. Everyone who is looking for things to do with their money can ask Martin Lustgarten what to do, and he is going to be able to take people to higher heights with their cash. Every investor who needs a better resource is going to be able to go to Martin Lustgarten for that information. He helps everyone make more money easily.

More information here: https://about.me/martinlustgarten

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/martin-lustgarten#/entity

Charles Koch and the 2016 Election

According to Charles Koch, there is a chance he could support Hillary Clinton in November. He said that we could have to believe that her actions would be entirely different than her rhetoric. This was what Charles Koch told the reporter of ABC News just before Donald Trump locked up the nominations.

Charles Koch is one of what they call “the Koch brothers,” the other brother is David Koch who lives in Manhattan who Mr. Trump knows. Charles Koch who is now 80 has been around politics for a long time. This has enabled him to be named one of the wise heads of the conservative movement. Koch is an oil tycoon and conservative mega-donor. He is the co-owner, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Koch Industries while his brother David H. Koch is the Executive Vice President of the industry.

Koch comment on Hillary Clinton is a disappointment and if he himself is disappointed you can multiply that across the national base of conservative contributors. For anyone whose job is to unify the Republican Party after the bomb, the problem affects both the election and the donor as well. There is a possibility of donors might withdraw their financial support, down or up ballot, when Mr. Trump needs more of it. Trump by now has heard of “the donor class” during his time with Republicans and competition against Ted Cruz.

The idea of “donor class” was brought up by the people who picked Ted Cruz as their candidate to take control of the Republican Party. Mr. Koch realized that these people weren’t differentiating between crony capitalists and conservative contributors. Mr. Trump stole the real anger, and they lost everything – the party, the presidency, and credibility.

Charles Koch’s history, just like other “donors” from his generation, most of them build their businesses. He runs parallel to the rise of the conservative movement as a political force since Ronald Reagan.

These “donors” wanted politics based on ideas. Ideas on taxes, education, commercial liability and public pensions led to unlikely electoral victories. The movement turned Democrats into losers since it produced Republican governors in Democratic.

A counterpart to all these is the big number of wealthy liberals who will pay for the Hillary Clinton’s war against Donald Trump. Mr. Trump will end up being an entertaining candidate unless he discovers what lifted Reagan and many.

Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/charles-kochs-warning-1462400425

Additional Links:

http://www.marketplace.org/2015/10/21/business/corner-office/full-interview-charles-koch

http://www.progressive.org/news/2014/07/187769/his-dad-charles-koch-was-bircher-new-documents

DIVERSANT LLC And John Goullet: Matching IT Workers With Companies That Need Them

DIVERSANT LLC is a minority business enterprise. The IT staffing firm is the largest one in the United States owned by African-Americans. The company offers provides IT staff augmentation, innovative diversity solutions, direct hire, and an amazing range IT diversity products and staffing. They also offer transformative ideas designed to meet the needs of the communities they serve, their clients, and their associates. DIVERSANT is more than just a commodities supplier. The methodologies they use include a consultative approach to solving critical issues.

DIVERSANT helps businesses gain a competitive advantage by forging strong ties to local markets and communities. They offer unique pioneering programs that promote diversity in the supply chain and the workplace and help companies leverage those strengths. One of their programs is UNITY, which connects large corporations to excellent minority candidates. The program also provides access to capital and credit sources and a mentoring component which enhances business capabilities. Another popular DIVERSANT program is STAR which creates opportunities for U.S. veterans.

One of the people that helped to shape DIVERSANT’s programs and guiding principles is John Goullet. Goullet has been involved in the development of several very successful IT ventures. In 1994, after a successful career as an IT consultant, he became involved in IT staffing. He founded an IT staffing company, Info Technologies, which provided workers for a number of Fortune 500 companies across the country. The company was a huge success. Within 5 years it was number 8 on Inc. Magazine’s 500 fastest growing U.S. privately held firms and had earnings of $30 million.

In 2010, Goullet merged Info Technologies with DIVERSANT Inc. to create DIVERSANT LLC. As principal of the newly formed company, John Goullet remains a driving force helping the new company connect businesses large and small with qualified IT workers. Through his hard work, experience, and vision, DIVERSANT LLC has continued to develop new and better ways to help companies meet their need for qualified IT staff members. His creative approach to matching IT workers to companies that need them has helped both the workers and the businesses to succeed.

Check out the links below for more information on John Goullet:

http://bcexploration.com/index.php/2016/04/28/a-visionary-entrepreneur-who-made-30-million-within-five-years-john-goullet/

How John Goullet Improves IT Services through DIVERSANT LLC

Keith Mann Launches a Scholarship Program to Help Needy Students Attain University Education

Keith Mann goals of bettering the community became evident to the public after he announced the launch of Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship. The scholarship is a Professional Achievement Award that targets innovative young entrepreneurs. Keith and Keely Mann will collaborate with Uncommon Schools to implement the scholarship program that will sponsor one graduating senior of high schools supported by Uncommon Schools and headquartered in Brooklyn annually. Uncommon Schools is a non-profit organization that specializes in charter management.

Joe Frick, who serves as the college counselor at the Uncommon Charter High School, expressed his gratitude to Keith and Keely Mann for developing and implementing the scholarship program. The program will enable one student to complete a four-year college course.

The candidates are supposed to write an essay of 1,000 words on how a college degree will help them to achieve their professional goals. Keith Mann meets and pairs them with established firms to propel their success. The Uncommon Schools mission is sponsor needy students to attend college, graduate, and use their degrees to launch a successful career. The successful candidate will receive $5,000 to cater for the tuition fees.

Keith is an experienced investor, an active philanthropist, a Co-founder, and CEO of Dynamic Search Partners. The company focuses on hedge funds and other alternative investment. Primarily the company offers executive search services and hires employees on behalf of established equity firms. Before co-founding Dynamic Search Partners, Keith Mann was the Vice President of Dynamic Associates. Before being promoted to the vice president position, Mann managed the Alternative Investment Division of the company.

Keith Mann has managed to cement a top position in the world of hedge fund investment. As the CEO of Dynamic Search Partners, Mann oversees the overall investment strategies and offers both managerial and advisory services. Despite experiencing a constant growth and opening offices in different states, the company has managed to maintain the quality of its services. Mann has been active in the world of philanthropy. He has helped needy students to graduate from college and establish a successful professional career.

Additional Links On Keith Mann:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-york-philanthropist-keith-mann-supports-us-public-classrooms-in-need-300061268.html

Handy: The Great New Way To Tackle Spring Cleaning

It’s time again to get to it and start the spring clean up. How ready are you to get that cleaning gear out of the closets and get cleaning? From the end of April to mid May, most people will be cleaning in between work and taking care of family. The task can be pretty time consuming in a bigger home. Especially if you have a garage to sort out.

Most people nowadays have a ton of things on their to-do lists. When it comes to getting the spring clean up in order, it’s almost impossible to find the time. Then comes all of the yard work and detailing of the lawn. This is among the most time consuming of the bunch. It’s amazing how much there can be to do after the months of October to February.

The yearly ritual is something that we all have to go through. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a service that could do all of this extra work for you? You’re right. It would be. Luckily for everybody, thanks to the internet there is just such a company. The company’s name is Handy, formerly Handybook.

On their website you can look up the exact service you need. After you find the service that you need done, you can schedule a appointment at your earliest convenience. From cleaning for spring to moving the heavy furniture for you, they have got it handled. They have trusted professionals that can do the job quickly and efficiently.

No more having to figure out how you are going to find the energy to do all of that clean up. With just a few keystrokes and mouse clicks, you can have it all done for you on your time. You can have it handled in 60 seconds a booked for the very next day if you wish. The professional will show up at your doorstep, fully equipped and ready to get the work done quickly. They are so confident in their service that they offer a 100% money back guarantee.

They have even added a brand new service where they will shop, purchase, deliver and assemble furniture for you. How about that for a handy way to do things? The basic goal is to take something like shopping for and assembling furniture a fun experience instead of another chore to work through. Check them out in the link!

Apply to Handy here!

Additional Links on Handy can be found below:

https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/handybook

Handy raises $50 million months after rival shuts down

QNet Has A Model For Success

QNet has absolutely made a powerful name for itself in the direct selling industry. The incredible global success of QNet reveals the management of the business is absolutely on the right track. Perhaps QNet’s original approach to direct selling has aided its dynamic success.

QNet is not a new enterprise. The company has been in existence for 16 years. Over that time, QNet has grown exceptionally. For this, QNet deserves a lot of praise. What has helped QNet succeed?

Enthusiasm on the part of those who founded QNet played a role in its eventual success. When faced with well-established companies with significant assets, startups have to work a lot harder in order to develop a solid foothold and grow. QNet did just this and eventually reaped amazing rewards.

QNet most definitely helped itself by devising truly innovative products and services. From educational programs to health and wellness products to watches and jewelry, QNet chose to craft an extensive line of things to sell. Such choice in products and services aids those interested in being successful entrepreneurs. After all, the company has a significant catalog for entrepreneurs to choose from.

A large inventory is a positive, but quality counts significantly. QNet understands this which is why all products and services go through an extensive quality control process. Quality products and services are attractive to sellers and buyers alike. QNet has worked very hard to ensure such extensive standards are met.

QNet surely is going to continue to grow over time. QNet has proven to be exceptionally successful in its 16 years and is not slowing down.

The Shaygan Kheradpir Era at Coriant Solutions

 

Coriant Networking Solutions just made the announcement of the year regarding the management of the company going forward. The firm made the appointment of new CEO and Chairman of the Board Shaygan Kheradpir public to the excitement of staff, clients, and other stakeholders.

This appointment marks Shaygan’s second spell at Coriant having been part of the strategic operations and planning team some time back. The company felt the need to make use of Mr. Kheradpir’s immense talent and experience in the incorporation of technology in business. Shaygan is an outgoing and ethical professional who has always enjoyed a close working relationship with the staff and management at Coriant Solutions.

It has been a critical time in Coriant’s growth as it engages an increasing number of clients spread across the globe. Their networking and technological solutions teams needed to be under the supervision of an experienced industry operator and shrewd business mind. The ideal candidate for this task couldn’t have possessed better skills and experience than Shaygan Kheradpir.

Shaygan is widely expected to hit the ground running and will be tasked with the development of a hyper-scale cloud data center to support the growing demand for user applications. Coriant requires a massive system upgrade to meet client data storage needs shortly. Shaygan has dealt with technology and telecom firms for three decades and knows his way around fundraising for developmental projects in these sectors.

On the academic front, Shaygan attended the popular Cornell University for his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. He always held an ambition to sharpen his skills in the field hence studied for his master’s and doctorate at the same institution. He has blended his electrical engineering skills to provide technological solutions with modern administrative and finance methods to bring success to tech companies.

Shaygan is a man of rare skills, and other firms highly desire his services. The fact that Coriant managed to tie him down to a contract points at their growing reputation. The stakeholders will agree that the appointment was a coupe. Mr. Shaygan has previously management positions at Juniper Ventures, Verizon, and Barclays.

Pat DiPietro, Shaygan’s predecessor, will now serve Coriant as an operating partner and presiding officer of Marlin Equity, the umbrella group that runs Coriant Solutions. The tech company can now look to the future as it spearheads a technological revolution in the corporate world.

Check out Shaygan Kheradpir on LinkedIn.

Last Step for Diamond Mine Certification in Venzuela

Officials from China, Angola, South Africa, Canada, Russia and the European Union recently met in the region of Guaniamo in Bolivar, Venezuela to determine if the country should be allowed to start exporting diamonds. The task of the officials was to determine if the country met the conditions of the Kimberley Process which allows the country to mine its diamonds declaring them from a non-conflict area, according to an article published via Venzuela Analysis.

The diamond mine is part of the government’s new 111 square kilometer Orinoco Mining Arc. Other resources are plentiful in the arc including gold, copper, coltan, iron, and bauxite. Gold Reserve of Canada has already signed a $5 billion agreement to start mining in the area.
This process according to Jose Manuel Gonzalez is one of President Nicolas Maduro’s 15 economic motors that may diversify the economy in the country following the steep decline in petroleum prices. The country is undergoing the worst recession in its history says Manuel Gonzalez with residents feeling the pinch of inflation that has already risen more than 720 percent this year. With electricity in short demand many are calling for Maduro’s removal.