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.
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.
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.
When a couple is facing a difficult time in their marriage, they may be quick to decide that a divorce is their best option. It would be wise for both parties to seriously consider the long and short term effects a divorce would have not only on both of them, but also on their children. Despite the fact that it is not uncommon to see advertisements for inexpensive, quick divorces, most people who have ever gone through a divorce can attest to the fact that most divorces are usually lengthy, complicated, and expensive. It would be wise for a person to consult with a lawyer like Ross Abelow. He is well known in the New York City area as an expert in family and marital law. He graduated from the Brooklyn Law school and has been helping individuals with a variety of family law cases, including legal separation and divorce.
When children are involved, steps need to be taken to protect them not only during the time of the divorce, but throughout their life. At times, couples can easily agree on who will have custody of the children and who will make important decisions in their lives. When a couple is not able to agree on something they are both happy with, the decision will be made by the court. The decision will have two facets. First, the court will decide on joint legal custody. This refers to each party being involved in major decisions that affect the children. This will likely include where they go to school, the type of religious training they receive, and healthcare decisions. It may also involve extracurricular activities and the rules children have to abide by as they grow up. The court will also decide on joint physical custody. This refers to how much time each parent will spend with their children. Some parents will have the time divided equally, while other arrangements may be made based on where each parent lives and other factors.
Besides helping his clients look at child custody factors, Ross Abelow will also help clients divide assets and debt. This is usually a large part of divorce, and it can easily become a huge source of contention. Ross Abelow has years of experience helping individuals who have faced a wide variety of family law situations. He is ready to use that experience as well as his knowledge of state laws to help his clients. He graduated from the University of New York at Albany.
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.
Real estate, like stocks, bonds, CD’s and other investments, often has investors scrambling to obtain the latest knowledge and insider tips from those successful in the business like real estate gurus, investors and brokers, in hopes of becoming real estate tycoons themselves.
Greg Hauge, also known as The Real Estate Maverick, has made a fortune listing and selling real estate, before going on to teach others how to become real estate mavericks themselves. His one-of-a-kind, tried and true real estate principles has earned him both success and notoriety as one of America’s top real estate tycoons by realtors, sellers and buyers alike, and now others can learn too, with professional real estate coaching presented by Real Estate Mavericks.
Real Estate Mavericks, a real estate training program based on Greg’s 4 pillars of real estate marketing, teaches students the same marketing strategies that made Mr. Hauge himself a major success in the industry including Make Every Agent Your Listing Agent, which he admits led to tremendous success during his first year, The 29 day Fast Sale Plan, The 990 Opportunity, and The Private Home Marketing Plan & Personal MLS, which established him among the top luxury home agents in the country.
Real Estate Mavericks differs from other programs in that there are no scripts, cold calls or door to door sales, instead, brokers will learn edgy, thought-provoking, easy to understand principles that help take the guesswork out of listing and selling to catapult their brokerage efforts to the next level.
During training, brokers will learn more than 40 groundbreaking tips on listing and selling real estate through a series of fun, exciting and upbeat videos designed to spur the real estate maverick in you. They will learn useful real estate strategies such as Blue Ocean Real Estate, which details the importance of creating and implementing home selling models that set you above the crowd for smooth sailing off into the blue ocean. Pretty Boys of Real Estate strategies teach the importance of creating one-of-a-kind ideas that will make you a fortune and put you in the seat of the pretty boy, while the The Million Dollar Sermon instructs you on how to create and present powerful ideas that just may land you a million dollar investor, and the Listing Lessons from Henry Ford strategy expresses the importance of narrowing your focus and devoting your time to improving your real estate skills and acquiring knowledge, which sets you apart from your competitors as serious about the business, another key factor in Mr. Hague’s success, and more.
Students will also learn the importance of marketing themselves as professional real estate agents, which includes identifying your unique selling points, which also defines your competitive advantage. Students also learn the importance of creating a proper profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, as well as how to create a successful tagline that gets you noticed by sellers.
For more than 30 years, Greg Hague has been training students from all over the world to become successful brokers including professional agents in top real estate firms like Remax, Coldwell Banker and Sotheby’s. The award winning, Miami University and American University College of Law graduate, real estate consultant and entrepreneur is also a lawyer, which gives him another advantage over the competition, in that he is also able to teach master negation skills and provide law advice that is sure to help students excel ahead of the game, making him a true master at his craft.
No one likes having to overpay for their services, especially when it comes to smartphone service. This is why FreedomPop has become a staple in the lives of those who are looking to save money on their monthly services. Not only does FreedomPop have extremely low-cost services, but now FreedomPop has lowered the price of their smartphones, meaning that anyone can get a great smartphone at a low cost. Those who choose to buy a smartphone from FreedomPop will also get a month’s free service as well.
Most people should know what they’re looking for in a cell phone, especially if they’re looking to purchase a new one. Cell phones can be incredibly low in price these days, especially high-quality smartphones. Depending on what a person is looking for, they may be able to find a smartphone that’s low in cost, but the smartphone will still have all the features that they need. One of the key features that people are looking for when they get a smartphone is data. Not only should a cell phone company provide data, but the smartphone itself must be able to use data.
Data is used to download applications, to access the Internet, to run the GPS, and to run certain applications on the phone. Not only does a person want data on their smartphone, but they most likely will want a smartphone that has high-speed Internet capabilities. The fastest speed of data on a cell phone these days is 4G LTE, and the speeds are incredible. Although each company will have their own set speed for their data connections, a cell phone still has to have the capability to accept those speeds if the person is to enjoy high-speed data.
Not only does FreedomPop have the lowest cost when it comes to cell phone service, but the service is unlimited as well for only $20 a month. FreedomPop also sells phones that can be used directly with their cell phone plans, and these are some of the latest and the best smartphones out there. Many people are crazy over Samsung Galaxy’s, and they are available to be used on the FreedomPop network as well as iPhones. One simply must determine which iPhone and Samsung Galaxy can be used on the FreedomPop network in order to make the switch. Those who are looking to sign up with FreedomPop can go to the FreedomPop website, or they can inquire with a local retailer who deals in FreedomPop services.
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.