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Shervin Pishevar says that Silicon Valley has transcended physical space to become an idea

Shervin Pishevar ranks among the most successful venture capitalists of the last decade. As the founder and CEO of Sherpa Capital, he has provided critical financing for some of the largest and best-known names in the tech world. Projects on which Shervin Pishevar has played an indispensable role include the founding of Uber, Airbnb and Virgin Hyperloop. As an entrepreneur working on his own, Shervin Pishevar has also founded a number of high-profile and very successful tech firms. These include Ionside, WebOS and Social Gaming Network.

 

When he isn’t consumed with overseeing his massive tech empire, Shervin Pishevar moonlights as one of the most influential thinkers in the Twitterverse. With a Twitter feed that boasts more than 100,000 followers, Pishevar has the attention of some of the most important thought leaders in the world of technology and beyond, giving him outsized influence even for his own high standing in the world of finance.

 

One of the issues that will confront the U.S. tech space in the years to come is the fact that Silicon Valley itself has transcended physical space to become an idea. This means that the San Francisco Bay area, according to Pishevar, will continue to see sharp declines in population, including its ability to attract new talent.

 

Pishevar says that the simple reality is that there are many places around the globe that can easily compete with San Francisco in terms of lifestyle, amenities and cost. For example, Pishevar points out that countries like Vietnam and the Philippines have many places that are arguable nicer, better for businesses and feature more idyllic surroundings than the San Francisco Bay Area. But these places often cost only the tiniest fraction of what living in Silicon Valley costs.

 

Pishevar says that, increasingly, entrepreneurs from around the globe and even within the United States itself are looking at these other places and all of the telecommuting options that are currently available. And they are consistently choosing to no longer flock to a city where the median home costs in the millions of dollars.

 

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Dallas-Based Stream Energy Creates Stream Cares For Philanthropy

Stream Energy is an energy selling company based in Dallas. The company is one of those who has maintained close ties with the customers in different ways. Apart from delivery of services, the company is leveraging on the role of supporting the community in times of need as one of the ways through which the companies can maintain a good relationship with the customers. Philanthropy is one of the things that matters the most to the customer. Companies which cooperate with the community in times of need are reviewed positively by the customers. Companies have therefore been trying to grab the attention of customers in many ways, one of them being supporting philanthropy in the community.

To make philanthropic operation in the company formal, the company has created a department that will deal purposely with charitable work. “Stream Cares” is a foundation that has been created with the aim of giving the company a voice on matters that relate to the community they serve. When Hurricane Harvey affected Houston, this organization was one of those that came out to support the victims of the hurricane. Stream Energy has been giving back to the community for a long time, but now they want to make philanthropy a basic operation.

Corporates have not been paying attention to philanthropy as it has been happening in recent times. It is only recently that the company tried to make a difference in the operations of the company. For many years, this company has been trying as much as possible to support the company and now with the creation of the foundation; it will be in a better position to offer better services.

Stream Energy is among other American corporates that have been giving considerable contributions to philanthropic organizations. Stream Energy is also carrying out a program that will see homeless people in Dallas offered an opportunity to own a home. Stream Energy is also supporting Hope Supply Co., an organization that offers the clothing and food to homeless children around the globe. All these are initiatives that place the company in a better position to win the hearts of the people.

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Lacey and Larkin oppose the pardon of Arpaio

Lacey and Larkin are human and civil rights defenders from Arizona. They have been journalists for many years. Since the 1970s, they have been fighting for the rights of the minority groups that live in the United States. For the period that they have been fighting for human rights, there has been a lot of occurrences that have happened that are worth talking about.

Lacey and Larkin are the founders of the Village Voice Media, a company that owned 17 news publications. Under the leadership of the two, the publications published investigative news which contained information on some of the rogue activities which were being conducted behind closed doors. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Speak Out on Trump Pardon of Arpaio | Phoenix New Times  and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

One of the stories that were exposed by the Phoenix New Times was about the Former Sheriff of Maricopa County Joe Arpaio. Arpaio used to engage in activities which violated the rights of the people. He used his powers as a sheriff to harass people who were not originally from the United States. He targeted the Latinos who comprised of a majority among the immigrants living in his Maricopa County.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin exposed Joe Arpaio for the crimes he was committing in the disguise of stopping illegal immigration into the United States. Arpaio had established concentration camps where he would hold the immigrants whom he arrested. The most notorious concentration camp was the “Tent City.” This camp was a torture chamber where immigrants would be persecuted and treated in the worst manner possible.

Lacey and Larkin opposed the measures that were taken by the sheriff and exposed him. He was angered by the step taken by the journalists, and he decided to punish them. He looked for an opportunity to arrest them, and it finally came in October 2007 when the sheriff arrested them. They were held for 24 hours and were released foll0wing public pressure. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://thenewsversion.com/2018/03/larkin-lacey-speak-happened-joe-arpaio/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/

The case of Arpaio resurfaced ten years later in 2017 when he was taken to court to answer to a case of racial profiling. He was found guilty of harassing the Latinos and was to be sentenced later in the year. The sentencing did not, however, happen since President Trump gave Arpaio a pardon.

Lacey and Larkin were not pleased by the step taken by President Trump to pardon an officer who had accepted liability for harassing the immigrants. The pardon that he received denied immigrants who suffered under him an opportunity to get justice.

OSI Group: Largest food producer in the world

OSI Group is the largest private food production company in the world. The company has its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. OSI is led by chairman and CEO Sheldon Lavin, the longest-serving executive in the company. He is currently over 85 years. Under his watch, OSI has become a phenomenal business. From the small company it was when he joined in 1970, today it is a multinational with business operations in 17 countries.

OSI originate from the work of a German immigrant living in Chicago. Otto Kolschowsky started this business in 1909 as a butcher shop. He grew it into a wholesale business before finally making it a regional supplier of meat products. The company took a turn of a family-owned business after he brought this two sons into the business. It even changed its name to Otto & Sons.

In 1955, the first McDonald’s restaurant was opened in Illinois. It was being managed by Ray Kroc, who was a good friend of Arthur and Harry, the two sons of Otto. They got a contract to supply meat products to the restaurant. This deal was the starting point of rapid growth for OSI Group.

The McDonald’s restaurants started to increase in different parts of Illinois and neighboring states. It got to the point that they opened branches in polices far away from Illinois. Otto & Sons being one of the suppliers had to facilitate delivery of products to all the McDonald’s restaurants.

There was pressure on Otto & Sons to deliver more. To concentrate on this one valuable client they had, they split the business into two. Otto & Sons remained as a supplier to the McDonald’s while the other part was renamed and concentrated on serving other clients.

OSI Group was forced to build a production plant specifically to address the demand coming from McDonald’s. It was the first ever plant they owned. They later sought capitalization and managed to expand their business further. They moved international and stayed put until today.

OSI Group currently has over 20,000 employees in all its food production plant around the world. There are 65 plants in total.

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Guilherme Paulus: The Climb To The Top

Guilherme Paulus is now among the wealthiest people in the world. His net worth is estimated to be $1.1 billion. Guilherme has made it into the billionaires club because of the boom in Brazil’s tourism sector. He is known as one of the best businessmen in Brazil and has been able to create several highly lucrative businesses. Being the best doesn’t come easy, though. At one point, Guilherme Paulus almost gave up. However, he persevered through the many challenges and is now at the highest point in his career that he has ever been. See Related article at panrotas.com to learn more.

The successful entrepreneur started off as an intern for IBM before he was 20 years old. He quickly realized that computing was not for him, although it did teach him some valuable lessons. Guilherme found the opportunity to make his dreams come true in an ad in the local newspaper. The ad was from a travel agency name Casa Faro, and they were looking to hire a new salesman. Guilherme jumped at the opportunity and took the job.


While on one of the trips, he encountered a man named Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. This man was a politician at the time an proposed a business partnership with Guilherme Paulus. Guilherme accepted the offer and they founded the CVC travel agency in 1972. The political business partner soon left the venture after four years. Guilherme Paulus was met with some obstacles while running his company but was able to overcome them.

Guilherme Paulus was later able to transform the CVC travel agency into the largest tourist operator in all of Latin America. Guilherme wanted to take the company even further still. So, in 2009, he sold a part of the company to a global investment firm called the Carlyle Group. Guilherme felt that the CVC could be taken to a higher level with the support of a global investment fund. The part of the company that was sold to the Carlyle group was estimated to be $420 million. The CVC then opened its capital on the stock exchange in 2013 and proceeded to generate $5.2 billion in annual revenue.

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Brazil’s Business Tycoon-Guilherme Paulus

Guilherme Paulus is undeniably an entrepreneur who has greatly contributed to Brazil’s tourism division. It all began in 1972, when he partnered with a Brazilian politician to open a company called CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens. The company was started with various motives which included majoring in offering clients in Brazil airline travel services, ship cruising, resort and hotel stays planning, scheduling and organizing. Four years later, the politician left, leaving the entire leadership of the company to Guilherme Paulus. View Guilherme Paulus’ profile at Linkedin

The 68-year old business man took Brazil by storm when he expanded his operations. Not only did he manage to run the company on his own, but later in 2005, he established the GJP Hotels and Resorts Company. The company is currently striking a deal of establishing and maintaining hotels around airports in Brazil. He is the current president of the GJP Group, a vital hotel chain with four categories. First, the Wish (five stars), which won the award for best golf hotel in Brazil, in a competition initiated by the World Golf Awards, 2017. There is also Prodigy (four stars) and Linx (three stars), which are also major hotel destinations, for visitors and residents in Brazil. Saint Andrews (premium line) is the last one and is located in Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul.


Guilherme Paulus has received many awards, from different companies, due to his good business ethic and hard work. The Agencies and Operators Magazine elected him as the entrepreneur of the year 2017, for actions he took to promote tourism in Brazil. Besides that, his contribution to the Brazilian tourism sector has also made him appear on the cover of IstoE’ Dinheiro Magazine.

His contribution to the Brazilian economy does not go unrecognized. Guilherme Paulus has employed approximately 1.9 thousand people and, invested 600 million dollars in hotels all over Brazil. Not only has this reduced the unemployment rate, but also boosted the overall GDP.

Guilherme Paulus is a business figure head that young entrepreneurs are looking up to. He represents the good business ethics an entrepreneur must possess, for success in any entrepreneurial field. Visit: http://www.mercadoeeventos.com.br/noticias/agencias-e-operadoras/revista-elege-guilherme-paulus-como-empreendedor-do-ano/

 

 

Matt Badiali: Why People Should Invest in Freedom Checks

When Matt Badiali’s video about freedom checks became viral, so many people started to hunt down MLPs, or the master limited partnerships which include more than 500 oil and petroleum businesses. Their objective is to get their hands on these checks so that they could buy it and become a shareholder. This sudden expose of Matt Badiali has given the signal for the public to purchase these checks, and because of the sudden influx of buyers, its potential increased. The video posted by Matt Badiali details where and how these checks can be obtained, and the public used this information to buy these checks.

The video uploaded by Matt Badiali is making up rounds online. He is a writer for the Banyan Hill Publishing Company, and he is also a geologist who worked with oil and petroleum companies in the past. The information regarding freedom checks came from one of his colleagues. He shared that when he attended a conference open to those who are in the business of oil and petroleum industry, he heard something about these checks. According to one of his colleagues, the United States Congress authorized Statute 26-F and gave the companies which are focusing their operations in oil and petroleum a privilege to be exempted in paying their taxes, given that they would fully operate in the United States and will provide freedom checks to the public. Learn more about Freedom Checks at dailyreckoning.com.

The oil and petroleum companies agreed to the condition, and today, these companies are still observing their strict compliance with the rule. Because of Statute 26-F, the public could buy freedom checks from MLPs, and there would be not that much requirement. Matt Badiali added that more people who have seen the video are starting to reconsider their strategies in investment and that they will be putting some of their money to this new investment option. Matt Badiali ends up being successful in telling the world that these checks exist, and he would only have to wait for a few months to see the changes in the market that they have entered.

It will be a long way for the Americans to learn the importance of saving and investing. But for Matt Badiali, it is better for him to save early compared to when he is already old and devoid of energy. He also stated that aside from promoting the checks from oil and petroleum company, he will also need to conduct studies regarding the people who have purchased the checks. Read more: https://moneymorning.com/2018/03/08/the-truth-about-freedom-checks-not-a-scam/

 

 

Michael Thoreau Lacey, the Mathematician

Michael Lacey is a math professor at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He joined the faculty in 1996. During his tenure there, he has received several awards for his Math endeavors including the Guggenheim and the Simons Foundations.

Part of his work at Georgia Tech is as the director of training grants, like the VIGRE (grants for the vertical integration of research and education) and MCTP (mentoring through critical transition points in Mathematical science) awarded by the National Science Foundation. These awards from the National Science Foundation have supported dozens of undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs.

His has advised undergraduates and PhD students have went on to leading graduate programs and accepting academic and industry jobs. To date he has mentored more than 10 postdoctoral students. Read more: Michael Lacey |Math Alliance and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

His research interests include harmonic analysis and probability. Harmonic analysis is the use of functions or signals translated into basic waves; essentially, it is the mathematical process of analyzing periodic or recurring phenomena. Probability is as the name implies, the study of which is to quantify the probability of an event.

Michael Thoreau Lacey studied mathematics and received his PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987. He held two postdoctoral positions. The first was at Louisiana State University and the second was at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1989 to 1996. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://www.math.gatech.edu/people/michael-lacey and https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=62509

He then became a mathematics professor at Georgia Tech. In 2004, in became a joint recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for work his work on “Singular integrals on smoothly varying lines”. In 2012, he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He is also a member of the Mathematics Genealogy Project that includes mathematician who have significantly added to research-level mathematics.

Michael Lacey was born on September 26, 1959. He has used his appreciation for mathematics a life-long pursuit. He, himself studied the subject for decades and now he mentors other students to do similar and even greater things with their mathematical knowledge and skills.

EFH & It’s Subsidiaries: A B2B & B2C Company

Equities First Holding caught and now owns Equities First (London) Limited, formally known as Meridian Equity Partners Limited, before its acquisition (marketwired.com, 2016) It’s main company Equities First Holding along with its subsidiaries are loan companies, essentially a financial institution for individuals who own stock (Bloomberg). Along with having a location in London, Equities First Holding also has a branch in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. In Australia they have partnered with another company, ECT, to open a R&D location for ECT in an effort to build upon energy resources (Yahoo, 2016). Basically EFH is on a mission to employ their expertise with stocks to help fund consumers of certain sectors with the end result of accomplishing many & varied goals.

DACA Renewal Applications Late and Rejected but Who is to Blame

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was a vital part of the lives of more 700 000 people who had immigrated to the United States and would face deportation if DACA did not have their back. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

That is why nearly one million people could live, work, and study in the United States. DACA was the only thing that allowed that to happen.

Last year the presidency changed, and the beliefs of the new president did not acknowledge the importance of DACA is the lives if almost one million youths. Instead in his pursuit to ”purge” the country, as he put it, Trump assembled a ministry that will achieve his goals. In September Trump’s people announced that they would be closing down DACA for good.

They described that it would be graceful of them to allow DACA youth to send in their renewal applications one last time before they are forced to leave the country.

Even though the deadline for the renewal applications was October 5, thousands of DACA recipients hurried to send in their applications. According to a report, however, none of the applications were accepted for no other reason than their late arrival. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/ and https://angel.co/michael-lacey-3

Allegedly, the post offices all around the country delivered the applications way too late, but at the same time, no other mail was as severely late as the DACA applications.

In the state of New York, there were 34 DACA applications for renewal that are known to have experienced a severe delay as they were en-route for the Chicago area and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services processing center there. The information was made available by the lawyers of the DACA recipients.

In Chicago, the representative Luis Gutierrez stated that he knows about 21 DACA renewal documents that have been rejected because of late delivery even though they had been mailed locally from around Chicago at the start of Septemeber.

Jim Larkin is also outraged by what is happening and is stating that he will be protecting the 21 people that have stepped into his office as the government is taking their lives away from them.

A few days later, David Partenheimer from the USPS stated that there had been a processing delay in Chicago, but that did not satisfy those who are sensing some other influence at work. Lawyers and civilians believe that the government has arranged the delays.

Only One thing was said from White House, and that is for DACA people to organize their departure s soon as possible.