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After the disaster in Texas that was Hurricane Harvey, there were many businesses and regular citizens alike who felt as if they could only sit back and watch in horror as people lost not only their possessions and homes but often their lives as well.

The successful company known as Stream Energy did not rest on their laurels, however. they actually jumped into action and put their vast resources to work as only an energy giant could. It is practically embedded in the DNA of the Stream Energy company to be philanthropically-minded. The company, who sells energy directly to consumers, began the charity foundation known as “Stream Cares”. This puts a more formal structure on the philanthropy nature of the company, even though Stream Energy has been renowned in this area for the past dozen or more years.

While corporate philanthropy is a relatively new ideal that major corporations are subscribing too, it has been with Stream Energy for quite a while, this is perhaps due to their unique nature of doing business. The way the company operates is thus. The energy company sells it energy directly to people or to businesses who then build up a network of loyal associates. The associates earn a commission through each sale which is made. Not only energy is sold but also services such as access to clean energy and virtual doctors along with telemedicine.

Since the business is more individualized than other corporations, the net effect is to actually maximize the philanthropist nature of the giving spirit that belongs to each member. One of the biggest and most-embraced charities that Stream Energy has formed is one called Hope Supply, which seeks to aid in the welfare of homeless children throughout Texas. With the help that Stream Energy has already brought, it is safe to say the giving will not stop anytime soon.

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A life-work balance is essential for all. But, it becomes a must for plate-jugglers, like Ryan Seacrest. A heavily scheduled life-track, incorporating his nationally syndicated radio show, On Air With Ryan, his talk show hosting gig on “Live With Kelly Ripa,” never mind the production and hosting tasks that arrive wrapped up in mega-hits, like “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” and the wildly popular star-search venue “Idol, all of which collude to make Ryan busier than a one-armed paper-hanger. Me-moments become uber-important.

An aficionado of the powdered green tea leaves that constitute matcha, Ryan Seacrest starts his workday with a swig. A believer in the benefits of physical activity, Seacrest, puts working with a trainer front and center of his work-balance cheat sheet, even bringing a trainer to the Bahamas for a live episode with Kelly Ripa.

A recent innovation in the Ryan Seacrest workout detail has been the addition of a boxing coach. Seacrest advocates use of the Peloton Bike, a favorite that he gets on before hitting the office. He also likes to run outdoors, preferring it to treadmill runs.

A foodie, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest adheres to a mainly vegan diet. Prone to distraction, Seacrest has learned locking his phone and pushing interviews to the latter half of his day are tricks that keep him on point.

A fan of broadcast giant, Dick Clark, Ryan once asked the legend about his effortless performance. Clark noted that if watchers thought a host was having an easy time of it, he was doing his job properly. Ryan Seacrest credits this bit of wisdom, along with an ability to stay positive and say “got it” as often as possible, with propelling him along his path to success.

With an apparel line for men, created especially for Macys, called “Distinction,” and a skincare line, developed with Dr. Lancer, called “Polish,” also aimed at a male clientele, Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) has more fingers in more pots than the average bear. Yet, somehow the star finds time for his non-profit, The Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which uses entertainment to inspire the next generation. In short, Balance.

Ted Bauman is an Editor at Banyan Hill Publishing since 2013 and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an editor of The Bauman Letter, Alpha Stock Alert and Plan B Club. These all focus on the topic of investing specifically asset protection, low-risk investment strategies, privacy and international migration issues. Ted Bauman received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from The State University of New York then went on to earn his MBA in Finance at Georgia State University. HE then graduated from the University of Cape Town in South Africa with postgraduate degrees in Economics and History. Bauman spent 25 years of his career in South Africa where he worked in the nonprofit sector. He was a fund manager for low-cost housing projects which included Slum Dwellers Internationals which has helped over 14 million people.

Ted Bauman credits success as a writer to being able to “utilize excellent writing skills and narrative skills to explain mundane topics like finance and asset protection.” He also says that getting up earlier and time management tend to make him most productive. He claims that he is not “a great time manager” but knows when he is most productive and uses that time of the day to get “the hardest work done.” In fact, when asked if he could start over again, what he would do different, he stated that he would learn time management habits earlier which would have made him much more productive. Ted Bauman states that his worst jobs were “typical minimum wage jobs” like McDonalds, Burger King, gas stations and restaurants. He states that those jobs taught him “what it’s like to be a person in a working-class environment which ultimately allowed him to “appreciate the fact that if you really want a society to thrive over the long term, you have to pay attention to the welfare of the people at the bottom as well as the top.”

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Most businesses fall off tracks within their second year of operation. Fortress investment group didn’t just defy this conventionalism but went on to become the most successful hedge fund in its first decade of operation. Even with numerous odds stuck against it in the periods leading to the financial crisis in 2009 that threatened its sustainability, the alternative investment banker survived it all to regain its market share in the industry? But what does it take to grow such a successful brand?

Able leadership

In the last two decades that Fortress Investment Group was in operation, it came under heavy fire from authorities, internal conflicts, and numerous operational challenges. The company was only able to overcome all this due to the expert skilled leadership it enjoys from the likes of Randal Nardone as its CEO as well as Peter Briger and Wes Edens as the Co-Chairs.

Product diversification

In the asset management world, there is only so much a hedge fund can reap from one investment vehicle. Fortress group founders understood this from the onset and, therefore, sought to diversify into different markets. They created different departments within the fund headed by the key principles based on their investment strengths and experience.

Adaptability to changing industry dynamic

Fortress investment group invested heavily in the credit markets division with a particular interest in real estate investment  and such distressed debts as mortgages. At one time, the credit department led by Wes Edens contributed as much as 30 percent of the company’s total revenues. This would, however, change when the real estate bubble burst in 2008, with the resulting financial crisis deconstructing the company’s shares and diminishing their value.This put the partner’s crisis management skills to test. They would nonetheless survive by shifting their attention from the credit markets fund and concentrating on other equally profitable markets. Their latest move involves the establishment of the first privately owned and operated railway line, Brightline express.

More about fortress investment group

Fortress investment was established in 1998 as an alternative investment banker with interests in multiple industries. It would go on to become the most influential hedge fund soon after takeoff. It was, however, acquired by Softbank in 2017 though it continues to operate independently in New York headquarters.

Alastair Borthwick is well-known for his impressive life as an author, journalist and broadcaster. He was alive from 1913 to 2003 and is famous for two totally different types of books. The first one was published in 1935 and is called “Always A Little Further”. This book is full of the several pieces he wrote for the Glasgow Herald. Alastair Borthwick was born in Rutherglen, Scotland, spent some childhood years in Troon and then moved to Glasgow where he had left his high school at the young age of 16.

While in Glasgow, he was quite interested and involved in climbing and hillwalking. He wrote for the Open Air page of the Herald on these subjects as well as people who had gone out to the Highlands on the weekends. These are the experiences that inspired Borthwick for his first book. “Always A Little Further” is considered to be one of the top books on the subject of Scotland’s outdoor activities. This was able to occur by the strong interest of T. S. Eliot who happened to be a director at Fabers, the publisher.

Alastair Borthwick had his second book, “Sans Peur, The History of the 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, the Seaforth Highlanders” published in 1946. This book is about his action during World War II as an Intelligence Officer. He had seen action with the Seaforth Highlanders in France, Belgium, Holland, Sicily, Italy, North Africa and Germany. His book had also gone to print in 1994 and was called “Battalion: A British Infantry Unit’s Actions From El Alamein to the Elbe, 1942-1945” and had enjoyed an amazing critical acclaim.

Borthwick had married Anne in 1940. They moved to Jura from Glasgow where he bagan broadcasting for the BBC as well as enjoying fishing and crofting. He got into the television business during the 1960s and produced 150 programs that were a half hour long, covering a vast amount of different subjects on Grampian TV.

During the 1970s the couple lived in Ayrshire living on a hill farm before his death in 2003.

Article source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7954898/alastair-borthwick

A billionaire entrepreneur, Eric Lefkofsky has made a huge impact on the business world while also building an impressive resume. Lefkofsky is the founder of multiple businesses including his current company Tempus, a technology company that provides medical services. Eric is impacting the entire globe not only with his business ventures, but with his philanthropy work as well.Eric Lefkofsky grew up in a Jewish family in the heart of Michigan. He is the product of humble beginnings- his mom worked as a school teacher, his dad worked as an engineer. As a kid he attended Tamarack Camps, a Jewish summer camp where he later became a staff member.

Lefkofsky would eventually attend the University of Michigan where he would graduate with honors. Just two years later he earned his Juris Doctor from University of Michigan Law School.Soon after college, Lefkofsky began his work as an extraordinary entrepreneur. He worked closely with partner Brad Keywell for some of his early ventures. The duo took out a loan to start their first business Brandon Apparel, a clothing company. Recognizing the rise of the internet, the duo created Starbelly, an internet company that specializes in promotional products,just five years later. Lefkofsky would soon venture out on his own creating a number of his successful business which include companies like InnerWorkings, MediaBank and ThePoint.com.

ThePoint.com would eventually become one of the most successful companies ever. It became known as Groupon, and revolutionized the way people shop online. Lefkofsky has earned billions of dollars with this company. In 2010 it was recognized by Forbes as the fastest growing company in history.Eric Lefkofsky’s philanthropy has been just as impactful as his many business ventures. With the help of his wife, he formed the Lefkofsky Foundation in 2006. This group is focused on the needs of children and their education. Furthermore Lefkofsky has served as a board member on several boards including The Art Institute of Chicago and The Museum of Science and Industry.

Brazil is known to the world for many amazing sites and attributes to the country. It is not very often you would think of a car manufacturer as being so up and coming. In 1979 Carlos Alberto de Olveira Andrade founded CAOA, a car manufacturing company.

A journalist by the name of Feldman interviewed him in 2012 and asked how he had accomplished so much. Dr. Carlos said that had used the example of the Korean car companies. They at first contracted with other car companies to manufacture cars, then they branched out and designed their own. A few years later he spoke to Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade again. He found that Dr. Carlos decided to not adopt the way of the Korean’s but to do it differently. In his 2012 interview, Feldman mentioned that there had been no greater controversy, in addition to importing and selling cars he has set up a factory in Anapolis and manufactures HR and HD 80 trucks with a license from Hyundai. The factory even assembles older models like the Tucson and ix35.

Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade decided to keep the Chinese as partners while taking over Chey’s operation, and all the while manufacturing his own models in Jacarei and Anapolis. He is now one of the biggest names in Brazil in the auto business industry. He owns the big chains of dealerships, and contracts with different car makers to produce their cars in Brazil.

The CAOA owns dealerships from Ford, Hyundai, and Subaru. They also produce the Tucson, ix35, the new Tucson SUV’s, the HR, and the HD80 trucks. In about 4 decades, they have sold more than one million cars in the Brazilian market.

All in all, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is making history with his company CAOA. He learned from other countries techniques and applied his own tactics to make his business work in the best way possible.

Read this: https://www.istoedinheiro.com.br/noticias/investidores/20071212/carlos-alberto-oliveira-andrade/17108

One of the most influential Brazilian businessmen is Guilherme Paulus, who runs the largest tourism company in Latin America and runs a group of hotels and resorts. He is founder and Chairman of GJP Hotels and Resorts which is made up of over twenty properties, and has over five thousand employees. In 1972, Paulus co-founded the tour company, CVS Brasil Operadora, and serves as Chairman of this company as well.

In a recent interview, Paulus shared some insight into his accomplishments and the habits and attitudes that bring continued success. Paulus says that he is an extreme optimist, and giving thanks daily is important. He believes that planning and scheduling allow him to be more productive. Guilherme Paulus stays close to the operations of his hotels, and travels a lot to interact with employees and customers. He advises entrepreneurs to love what they do, to put in the hard work, and to listen and respond to the needs of customers.

When thinking about the future, Paulus is excited about the speed which technology allows to view market trends, and to interact with customers. He is always looking for ways to use innovative technology, as his companies continue to grow an online presence. Guilherme Paulus says he has never just focused on one market, and has several exciting ideas for the future including expanding tourism and turning golf into a popular Brazilian sport.

Guilherme Paulus began in the business world when he served as an intern at IBM, and since that time has established a reputation as a sound international businessman. In addition to accomplishments already mentioned, he also helped turn Webjet, a one airplane airline, into one of the top three Brazilian airlines. All this experience with technology and airlines gives Paulus the inside experience to bring the needed partnerships to his tourism and hotel companies.

Social accountability is important to Guilherme Paulus, and he focuses on causes which help disadvantaged youth. For example, working on The PIET project provided educational opportunities for young people hoping to get a job in the tourism industry. Paulus seems to find a way to connect and integrate his efforts to achieve positive results, not only for himself, but others as well.

The state of Israel is in a state of consolidating its powers so that it can deal with the challenges that face the community. The Jews have been threatened by challenges such as anti-Semitism which has threatened to interfere with the peace of the community. Israel normally gets attacks from some of its neighbors and terror groups who think that the Jews do not deserve to live in the Middle East. In fact, among the radical Islamists, Jews are colonizers who should be kicked out of the region. It is such challenges that the community faces that should bring the attention of every Jew to the threat the community faces.

Anti-Semitism has been on the rise in recent years. In countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States, the campaigns have kicked-off with a different angle than it used to be like before. They are employing an economic angle to the fight. Bans and boycotts of Jewish goods and services are common things to hear from these regions. The aim is to weaken Israel and at the end bring it down. Such attempts will however not succeed with the kind of measures that the Jews are making to protect their identity.

There is a new organization that has been formed by the Jewish-American community which is aimed at helping their motherland overcome some of the problems it is facing. The activities of the groups are not only to help Israel but to help the entire Jewish community worldwide. The role of the organization is to bring together the Jews living in the United States and help them identify with their origin. There has been a challenge that has been encountered by the people which promote the welfare of the Jews; many young Jews living in the United States do not know anything about their origin.

About Adam Milstein

Adam Milstein is the creator of the Israeli-American Council. He is also a philanthropist who has a family foundation to support initiatives which are pro-Israeli. Adam Milstein is also a businessman and has a real estate company known as the Hager Pacific Properties.

Adam Milstein believes that the measures IAC is taking will have a long-lasting impact on the community.

https://israeliamerican.org/national/team-member/adam-milstein

Rick Shinto is an entrepreneur who is known for the difference he creates in the society. His successes and achievements are influenced by many factors. Some of the factors include; his education, his skills and the passion he has. He acquired a degree in medicine as his passion has always been in health care. For years, he has been in medical practice for many years. Therefore, he has the experience and the know-how in medicine.

Through his skills and experience, he has had the privilege to work with many other professionals in medical care. Rick Shinto has worked in many clinics and operational healthcare centers. Moreover, he has acquired more skills that have been the supporting pillar in the roles he has ever managed. For instance, he has worked as President in one of the health management among other leadership roles which have displayed his leadership skills.

Currently, he is the Director of InnovaCare Health. The organization is a channel that ensures proper healthcare services are provided to the public. It has created an accommodative environment that can reach out to different patients who have various needs. It is technologically advanced to provide adequate services that are reliable and effective.

The success and growth of the company are attributed to having great team workers. Rick Shinto leads the people in a recommendable way and has placed the workers in the areas which they would use their abilities and skills to the brim. In return, this causes the patients to acquire great services making the reputation of the organization to grow. It has grown to be a wide healthcare center as it has stretched its hands to various places.

According to Rick Shinto, the gain of trust is influenced by the fact that the organization offers not only physical treatment but also the psychological well-being of every person who works with them including the patients. The growth of the venture has opened doors for Shinto to work with other professionals to create a better society.

The working with experienced people is evident in several instances such as that of Penelope Kokkinides. Penelope has worked with InnovaCare for years. At first, she was the operating officer in the company. The position was given to her as she was an experienced and skilled leader who had worked with other organizations. Therefore, she was the best solution to bring elevation of the company. Penelope was re-selected in the company but as an administrator to help in governing the operations.