Highland Capital Discusses Recent Appreciation

One of the most well respected hedge funds and capital management firms in the USA is Highland Capital Management, which is based out of Dallas, TX. The company was co-founded by James Dondero over 20 years ago, and has steadily become a leader in the finance industry. The company has offered a wide range of different financial products, including CLOs, REITs, mutual funds, and other investment options, which have provided investors with the opportunity to receive a strong and diversified return on investment. Prior to starting Highland Capital, James Dondero had a lengthy work history showing an accelerating level of experience. He worked for a variety of different financial companies, including Protective Life and American Express. Dondero also has a strong educational background, which includes receiving a degree from the University of Virginia. He has also earned both his CMA and CFO designations.

Due to his company’s strong position in the global economy, employees of Highland Capital Management are frequently interviewed on national business and finance programs. Earlier this week, a trader from Highland Capital was interviewed to discuss why he believed that the global markets went up in value.

While many people across the globe believed that the value of major indexes went up because of the rise in oil prices, the Highland Capital Management employee had a different take. He believed it is more attributed to the fact that traders and investors were trying to cover their short positions. Many traders over the past month have anticipated the negative decline in stock values, which led to trillions of dollars to be wiped out across the globe.

The Highland Capital Management trader does not know what to expect in the coming weeks. Much of the future change in stock values will be derived from corporate financials. Many of the publicly traded companies will release their yearend and fourth quarter financial statements at some point in February. Based on those results, the stock markets could either appreciate or see even greater declines.


The Artistic Commitment Of Jaime Garcia Dias

No one sets out to be a writer. It’s not an ability that can come from simply reading a book or taking a course. It’s something that is ingrained in the personality of the writer, and then over time, developed as the craft is honed. It takes practice, hard work, dedication and of course inspiration, and writer Jaime Garcia Dias brings all of those qualities to his body of work. The writer, now in his 40s, has a website that shows he’s published over ten published books to his credit, and he shows no signs of ever slowing down. Yes, this man is a writer and he is very dedicated to what he does.

Jaime Garcia Dias has made a life long commitment to creating writing that matters, and helping his Facebook followers get more involved in the craft as well. He attended the Carioca Academy as a young student, and learned about literature and the creative life. He returned there as a teacher as his career was beginning, and in the early 90s he became the school’s Vice Principal. He lead the school into a greater commitment to journalistic studies, and the school is now one of the leading schools for literature and writing. All of this speaks volumes about Dias’ commitment to the art of writing. Today, his reputation as a writer adds additional luster to the school’s position as an institution of higher learning, all of which makes Dias very proud of his involvement with the school.

Another major signpost in the writer’s journey came in 2001, when he was given the White Crane Award for literature in Brazil. This award was an acknowledgement of his work and it inspired him to continue on his chosen path. Dias’s father is also a writer he’s mentioned on his blog, and the award was a proud moment for the entire family.

Today Jaime Garcia Dias is more compelled than ever to continue on his path, and he’s motivated to continue making informative YouTube videos about art. Readers will be happy to know that he sees his literary journey as just beginning, and it’s one that is sure to continue for many years to come.

OrganoGold, A Chance To Change Your Life

Everyone wants to improve their lives whether it is having more money, better health, less stress, a chance to get a higher education, or actually working for yourself instead of “Big Brother.” One of the most successful network companies out there that can offer you all of the above is OrganoGold.

Starting off with only three employees, OrganoGold was established in 2008 by Bernardo Chua. OrganoGold grew so rapidly in two years time that it is considered one of the fastest growing networking companies throughout the world.

Chua, originally from the Philippines as he states on Twitter, has worked hard to have himself established as one of the leading names in the direct marketing business. His main focus has been sharing the many aspects of ganoderma, an herb, within the Asian market as a therapeutic benefit in the wellness industry. His success in Asia brought forth his desire to share, through his successful marketing program, the many benefits of ganoderma to the Western hemisphere.

Bernardo Chua has said in many speeches that he believes education is the key and feels that the more people that know about the wonderful benefits of ganoderma, the more success OrganoGold can provide to its members. On Facebook Chua considers his focus on finding the most productive organic producers of ganoderma a top priority so that the organization can keep cost down and keep the quality of the herb at its highest level.

People have taken notice and throughout the world, OrganoGold’s now operating in 35 different countries. The opportunity of becoming part of their Independent Distributor team will give many the chance to improve their lives by making more money, staying healthy, and helping others achieve the same.

OrganoGold has its main base in Canada and the company is on a mission to bring their knowledge and marketing program to every household. The foundation feels that being located in Canada has helped them establish themselves even more as a global leader in wellness because of Canada’s strict guidelines for operating a business and testing any products before allowing distribution.

With products available in great tasting gourmet beverages, personal care, and wellness products, OrganoGold continues to focus its attention on staying ahead of its competition. The foundation continues to push research and development on their products. They are constantly having breakthroughs on the many uses of the herb, ganoderma, and will continue to investigate the many wonderful qualities of this herb and what it can offer to the world.

Kevin Seawright Makes a Difference

Among “billionaires, moguls, and notorious entrepreneurs,” Kevin Seawright is a down-to-earth economic development director for the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (NCEDC). Seawright served the City of Baltimore as the Managing Fiscal Officer of the Commission on Aging and Retirement, as Payroll Director for its Housing Authority, as Finance Director of the Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development Homeless Services Division according to LinkedIn, and as Chief Financial and Facilities Officer of the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks. He learned private sector small business and real estate development in Washington, D. C.

Kevin Seawright managed city, state, federal, capital, private, and bond funds in excess of $400 million and construction capital in excess of $600 million during his career as a finance officer. He uses his knowledge of local, state, and federal funding to benefit the City of Newark by developing small minority-owned businesses, which create jobs and improve the quality of life for Newark residents. CrunchBase does a good job of showing how Seawright funds real estate development and improvement projects and large and small business projects. He offers business counseling, discount advertising, state tax credits, and tax exemptions. His strengths lie in his ability to lead aggressive productive alliances within state, city, and neighborhood associations.

He received the Met Life Bridges to the Future award in 2010 for his outstanding innovative professional contribution to the urban economy during depressed economic conditions. A member of the American Society for Public Administration, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, and the National Association of Black Accountants, Seawright diligently serves the Newark Department of Economic and Housing Development to ensure the sustained business growth and prosperity of Newark entrepreneurs.

In WorldClass Magazines he’s said that perhaps his greatest accomplishment is the use of CitiStat Software, which increases government proficiency through a system of goals, statistics, and financial data. CitisStat software yields significant savings and increased accountability by focusing on strategies and techniques to help agencies meet or exceed their performance goals. Seawright developed a subsystem to help the Baltimore government respond rapidly to citizens’ complaints, concerns, and requests for information.  Follow him on Twitter to keep up with his career.

Businessman DeVos Believes That Giving To Education And The Arts Produces Incredible Benefits For Society

More than $358 billion was given to charities across the country last year. More than $53 billion of that total was given by various American and International Foundations. Donating has become one of the most important things Americans can do to offset some of the discrepancies that exist in our Capitalistic society. In a sense, charitable giving is a hybrid form of socialism because it benefits society as a whole. Every charity and non-profit organization has a mission statement, and most of them include the word change. Charitable giving is about change: A change in the status quo and a change in a system that has a number of social holes in it. 

Trying to fill those social holes isn’t easy, but men like Dick DeVos make it look easy. DeVos uses hard work, forward thinking, a belief in a higher power, and the ability to realize that we all go through challenges, but some people go through more than others. Dick and his wife of 30 years, Betsy, started the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation in 1989 to fill some of those social holes, and they have done an excellent job. Dick and Betsy are passionate about education, the Arts, Justice, Leadership and the Community. 

Both Betsy and Dick are also involved with The Windquest Group. The Windquest Group is a Michigan-based investment management firm. The company has several projects in progress in the technology, manufacturing, and non-profit industries. Dick is also known as the man that led Amway to more than a billion dollars in sales.DeVos played an important role in developing Amway’s international business. 

But Dick has worn several hats through the years. Some people still remember him as a politician that run for governor in 2006. Other people know him as a pilot and an award-winning sailor. Sports fans know him as the former President of the Orlando Magic or as a stakeholder of the Chicago Cubs. But others know him as the founder of Michigan’s Education Freedom Fund. You can see his entire work history including the multiple boards he works on by viwing his LinkedIn or by viewing his Wikipedia page.

DeVos has devoted his life to helping others, and a recent article in BizJournals.com confirms the fact that DeVos and his foundation will never stop making a difference. The family foundation donated more than a million dollars to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

When all is said and done, the measure of a human life is not the amount of money in the bank or the celebrity status achieved in certain vocations. The real measure of a human life is giving without conditions. Learning to give without an agenda is a challenge we all face, and DeVos has conquered that challenge. Don’t take my word for it though, listen to these young entrepreneurs say their thanks for the generosity of DeVos.