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Jed McCaleb has been a forerunner on digital innovation since his career began. He is the founder of eDonkey2000, Overnet and Mt Gox. In 2014 he began a new venture called Stellar Development Foundation. The company was cofounded by Joyce Kim and himself.

Stellar Development Foundation

Jed McCaleb began his newest venture in 2014 along side Joyce Kim. The duo named the company Steller Development Foundation and would focus on providing services to low and middle income households that was previously believed only available to the very wealthy. The company’s primary audience are those it has dubbed “the unbanked.” Stellar targets the unbanked and offers them services that most of them didn’t even know about. Stellar provides low-income individuals and house-holds with a way to get sound financial advice.

Stellar accomplishes this goal by utilizing cryptocurrencies and by linking several institutions together. By becoming the middle man, much like his business structuve for Mt. Gov, the company is able to arrange for insitutions to offer the same great service it offers to the wealthy to the poor and middle class. The specifics of his business model consists of seamlessly exchanging currencies between different parties without the need for expensive fees.

eDonkey 2000

Jed McCaleb, along side with Sam Yagan, founded eDonkey2000 in the year 2000. The company revolutionized peer to peer file sharing by implementing a technology that allowed users to download the source from multiple other users at once. This type of technology has taken over the peer to peer file sharing world; the technology is now the industry standard in methodology for how its users share files with torrent platforms.

Mt. Gox

In 2006, Jed McCaleb discovered that the Magic: The Gathering Online community was lacking a vital service, so he created it. Mt. Gox began as a trading platform for the players of the online card game to trade cards with one another as if they were stocks. The name Mt. Gox was originally named as a shortening of “Magic: The Gathering Oline eXchange.

With so many notable and inventive business ventures all of us are left wondering: What will Jed McCaleb do next?

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Siteline cabinetry is a competitive brand specializing in cabinet construction. It was established in in 1973 and has grown ever since. It is a solution for home designers and remodelers. This is because it produces cabinets of different design style fitting designer’s specification. Siteline customizes its products according to client specification. To maintain a stable relationship with its customers it concentrates on affordable pricing, durability and quality production.

The design of cabinets produced vary in style. These style range from tradition to modern. It also gives alternatives to finishing and material choice.Siteline offers freedom to transform your space to your needs. It does not also limit you to size and color of your desire. In addition, clients have the freedom to choose over their preferred cabinetry door styles. These doors are built mainly of aluminum and alder. However, other materials exist including red oak, walnut, cherry, and acrylics.

The brand also offers specialized storage accessories. Therefore, clients can order custom-made drawers to hold utensils, vegetables, pans and other supplies.

Siteline cabinetry produces its products using modern technology. Its quality production is aided by modern equipment and computerized design system. This ensures safety and durability of its products. The brand also undertakes training programs for its workers. This is to make sure they consistently produce fast and merchandise of unquestionable quality. The company is also strategically situated in Virginia. This makes distribution easier to major cities such as Chicago, New York, Newark, and Madison.

Siteline supplies its products through authorized dealers. This is done exclusively for businesses with a design specialization. These resellers then help people in customization of the products to their desire. Such authorized dealers by siteline cabinetry are Luxcraft Cabinets situated in New Jersey. It offers kitchen and baths design.

The products of this brand create an aesthetic appeal to your home. Every design stands out as it is done to your specification and color. Therefore, Siteline provides a solution to any storage and cabinetry design in accordance to any buyer’s preference.

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Mike Baur is one of the founders of one of the world’s top business accelerators, the Swiss Startup Factory and he and CEO Max Meister announced a new member on the executive board; Chief Marketing Officer Antonio Gasser. The SSUF board asked Gasser to join them because he has many accomplishments in media and public relations including at one time running his own radio show and later founding the Swiss Startup Media GmbH. Baur and Meister commended Gasser for his knowledge of corporations that the SSUF seeks to partner with, and his expertise in organizing media events. The SSUF has been in operation since 2014 and has connected investors to proven startups and entrepreneurs, and through a 3-month program has given those companies a foundation to launch from.

 

Mike Baur went into startup investing because his longtime banking career was no longer as rewarding as it was earlier on. Baur was once told as a young apprentice at UBS Bank that he just needed to follow certain steps to earn promotions and he would reach wealth and retirement as planned. He was often commended by his superiors for his acumen in finances and investing, and some of Switzerland’s wealthiest investors trusted him with their accounts. Baur may have joined the executive board of UBS eventually, but the bank had to scale back operations dramatically when the 2008 financial crisis reached within Switzerland’s borders. He left UBS and managed the credit division of Clariden Leu bank for a few years, but then quit altogether in 2014.

 

Why did Mike Baur specifically decide to go into startup investing? He was noticing that a lot of young people in Switzerland were joining the tech revolution and buying into disruptive companies like Uber. He knew these young people had ideas and the skeleton resources for their startups, but they lacked the funding to make them happen. With banking no longer on the rise, Baur began partnering with investors and started a program by which he encouraged them to invest in these startups, but would also make sure they were vetted and tested to be sure the ROI would be high. For entrepreneurs, the SSUF provides sessions of mentoring and training as part of a 3-month accelerator program run twice a year. Entrepreneurs become part of the investor network and if they can pass the 3-month intense training sessions, they can get office space with equipment and support to run their business.

 

Business Leader, Investments

Paul Mampillly released a teaser pitch for its new Profits Unlimited newsletter. The newsletter will cover important news within the healthcare industry. For a yearly subscription fee of $97, readers will have the chance to get interesting and vital news on important and historical medical breakthroughs such as precision medicine. The pitch talks about precision medicine and what it can be able to do for humanity. Precision medicine involves studying of DNA and tailoring medicine to suit the patient’s needs. He talks of Myriad Genetics, a diagnostics and personalized medicine firm that specializes in cancer and non-cancer testing programs to help people who may be at risk of getting cancer.

Contribution

The company in question gets its revenue mainly through hereditary cancer screening, especially for colon and breast cancer. Through their tests, they identify the risk factors such as mutations that a person may have that may contribute to the risk of getting cancer. The company has performed well especially because more people are ordering for cancer tests, especially breast cancer tests, increasingly. Additionally, Myriad has a monopoly over other companies because they have been on the market for a few years. Hence they have a library of data on the mutations and variants of cancer.

Growth

The success of Myriad Genetics cannot be completely pegged on finances as their revenues have flattened out in the past four years and analysts expect the company’s earnings to drop. Their testing products are successful,and they are becoming foundational I the field over time. The company also has various growth prospects as they hope to diversify into new segments such as Vectra DA test and GeneSight test.

About Paul Mampillly

With up to 25 years of experience in investment Paul Mampilly is a trusted voice in his field. He has ventured into healthcare and biotechnology, which gives him an edge when it comes to issues such as precision medicine. He is also the founder of Capuchin Consulting. He got his MBA from Fordham University after which he got a job with Bankers Trust as an assistant portfolio manager.

Experience

Paul Mampilly later managed to work with ING and Deutsche Bank, adding on to his experience. He was further taken in by big corporations. Later, with Kinetics Asset Management, he managed to develop the hedge fund and grew the assets of Kinetics to $25 billion. He still graces the streets of the finance world but on a smaller scale as he helps common people make money and works as a research and investment analyst.

About Paul Mampillly: dailyreckoning.com/author/pmampilly/

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Intro

Jorge Moll earned his degree in Medicine from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1994 in addition to completing his medical residency in Neurology. After obtaining a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathophysiology at Sao Paulo University, he became the head of the D’Or Institute of Research and Education (IDOR) and the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit (CBNU) located in Rio de Janeiro (Scholar.Google).

The Gift of Giving

Jason Marsh and Jill Suttie offer commentary on why gift giving can be beneficial. The act of giving strengthens their health and happiness in addition to the community around them.

Jorge Moll and several of his colleagues at the National Institute of Health conducted a research study in 2006 to determine the positive effects of gift giving. They discovered that when individuals donate to charities or hand out gifts, regions of their brain associated with pleasure, social connection and trust begin to open. “Helper’s high,” an emotional feeling triggered by endorphins being released in the brain, creates this altruistic behavior. This biological finding adds more depth to the following research study on the benefits of giving.

Other major advantages include

  1. Major Health Benefits: The odds of health diseases such as chronic illness, HIV, and multiple sclerosis are greatly reduced
  2. Increased cooperation and social connection: As suggested by Robb Willer, giving to others increase the likelihood of being rewarded in the future, regardless if the person is the recipient or someone else. The exchange also promotes trust and cooperation that increases our ties to others.
  3. Giving evokes gratitude
  4. Domino Effect: Once an act of kindness or giving is apparent in a community, it motivates more members to follow the same trend or action.

More about Jorge Moll at http://moll-lab.org/our-team/jorge-moll

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Louis R. Chênevert has had an illustrious career. This Canadian businessman has served in various positions of leadership with remarkable achievements. He’s moved from General Motors to Pratt & Whitney in 1993 and to serving in various roles in United Technologies Corporation (UTC) from 2006. At UTC, he’s served as the Director, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and later became the Chairman & CEO in January 2010.

He achieved a whole lot while at UTC. His legacy at UTC rests firmly on the ability of UTC during his time to bring together the interests of customers, shareholders, and stakeholders in such a way that allowed them to remain at the top during the recession.

Some manufacturers have worked hard to salvage the manufacturing sector after losing a lot of steam after the war in America. To understand the depth of the slide, statistics showed that contribution by the manufacturing sector to the GDP has dropped by about 50% over the years. One of the companies still making huge strides in the manufacturing sector is United Technologies Corporation (UTC), worth about $63 billion.

The role Chênevert’s has played in writing the remarkable history of the company is by raising the bar and maintaining that position as a market leader when it comes to innovation in the building space and aerospace. He achieved this feat without the need to leave the birthplace of the company at Hartford, Connecticut or paying unfair wages to workers, and importantly, meeting major environmental standards and fulfilling its corporate social responsibilities.

Chênevert began his career by earning a bachelor of commerce in Production Management from École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), which is an affiliate of the Business School of the University of Montréal. He serves as Chairman of the International Advisory Board of HEC Montreal and also doubles as the Chairman of the Board of Directors in Friends of HEC Montreal. This shows is a commitment to give back to the educational community.

Chênevert has an honorary doctorate from HEC Montréal. He was also named Person of the Year in 2011 by the Aviation Week & Space Technology, due to his major contributions to the success of the aviation industry.

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Antony Petrello was born in Newark in New Jersey an area known for its strong culture and honor, to a humble family. Tony attended public primary school, he mastered calculus and exhibited mathematical intelligence at an early age. While in high school due to his math abilities the University of Yale noticed him and awarded him a scholarship. While at Yale he received his bachelor and masters degree in mathematics with a bias towards linear algebra and calculus. While in university he had the opportunity to assist the theorist Serge Lang in his number theory and he showed a level of brilliance that his most of his classmates could not comprehend.

After completing his university at Yale, Tony has a change of mind; he enrolled in Harvard Law School a surprise to many given his maths ability. Tony began his career at Baker and Mackenzie an American law firm. While there he specialized in business law mainly taxation and arbitration. In 1986 Tony became a managing partner in Baker and Mackenzie in the firms New York division. While at Baker he worked for a client Nabors Industries. The managers at Nabors were impressed by his analytical skills, and after much lobbying, the managers hired Tony as their business Executive. In 1991 Tony began serving as the chief operating officer, later the same year he was elected to serve on the board of directors and executive committee. Nabors Industries is a company founded in 1968, is a natural oil, geothermal contractor operating in America, Middle East, Far East and Africa.it also performs onshore oil servicing and provides rigs for offshore oil platform.

In 1992 Petrello became Nabors industry President and in steered the company towards tremendous growth and achievements. In 2011 he became the CEO of Nabors and dring has reign his leadership was considered top Notch in an industry where there is a high level of competition. He is very good at day to day management as well as long-term strategic vision. In addition to serving at Nabors, he also the director of mediaonDemand.com, Hilcorp Energy Corp and Stewart and Stevenson where he has served since 2011.In 2014 and 2014 Tony was one of the most compensated CEO in the US.

Petrello has not been left behind regarding family and is married to his college sweetheart Cynthia Petrello. They have a daughter named Caren who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Carena couldn’t eat solid foods until she was seven. Carena’s condition prompted the Petrellos to look for solutions to the illness. Tony has given to Texas children hospital and has also taken a seat on the board of trustees. The hospital has constructed a Neurological, pediatric care which treats children from across the globe.

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People love to hear of a real life Horatio Alger story, someone who is capable of rising from rags to riches through sheer hard work, dedication and development of their personal talents. However, in an increasingly financialized and globalized world, such stories seem to be vanishingly rare. It is for this reason that finding seemingly clear examples of these stories can be so inspiring. But frequently, what at first appears to be someone who is able to buck the odds turns out to be merely a cold professional who was playing the odds all along.

In the case of Luiz Carlos Trabuco, it’s hard to make a judgement either way. As one of the few people in Brazilian corporate history who has risen completely through the ranks of one of the largest companies in the country, Trabuco’s rise through Bradesco is unquestionably a testament to his own grit, drive and talent. On the other hand, in an ironic twist, it turns out that Trabuco himself became one of the leading forces for policies within the company that could be described as globalist and financializing. For these latter tendencies, Trabuco can hardly be criticized. In fact, most observers would readily admit that he was one of the leading forces within Bradesco that enabled the bank’s incredible rise from a tiny local concern into one of the most powerful holding companies in Latin America.

Still, it isn’t so much that Trabuco was able to bend the constraints of money and power to his own personality. On the contrary, it was the constraints of money and power that seemed to increasingly shape him throughout his career.

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From uneducated high school grad to worldly sophisticate

Trabuco first came to work at Bradesco when he was just 18 years old. Hired on as a bank teller, he had only a high school diploma and was excited to be hired on, even if it was the lowliest position that the bank could offer.

But over the next 10 years, Trabuco would slowly begin rising through the ranks. At first appointed shift manager, he quickly won the confidence of his superiors, being appointed to positions of increasing responsibility. At the same time, he was able to put himself through school, eventually receiving a master’s degree in social psychology. This combination of rigorous academic credentials and increasingly vast experience within the bank and all its business lines eventually made Trabuco a formidable candidate for promotion. In 1984, he was offered his first executive role within the firm.

Appointed to the head of the marketing department, Trabuco inherited a unit that had never been managed in what many bankers might refer to as a professional style. Using his academic background and extensive knowledge of international banking markets, he quickly moved to bring Bradesco’s marketing strategy in line with that seen at the most successful financial institutions of North America. His reforms proved to be a huge success, with the bank’s sales increasing and relationships with local media being stronger than they had ever been. But this also marked the beginning of Trabuco’s personal influence over the strategies and business model of the bank.

He began using a marketing strategy of going after higher-end clients. The success he saw with doing this would prove crucial later in his career, when he was in a position to really begin making profound changes.

In 1992, Trabuco was appointed head of the bank’s financial planning division. There, he immediately moved to create a multi-tiered banking service, with the bank’s wealthiest and most high-value clients receiving a level of service far higher than the ordinary customers. This transformation of the bank into an institution that sought to cater to the very wealthy proved to be an enormous success. The financial planning division quickly grew from just 3 percent of revenues to nearly 30, marking an astonishing period of growth.

Trabuco’s rise was swift and steep. But it came at the abandonment of the bank’s older, more egalitarian customer service model.

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Glen Wakeman has held many important positions in his lifetime. He has worked important positions at big companies, dove in the sea of entrepreneurship, and has mentored others to follow their dreams of starting their own businesses. He works tirelessly to improve other’s lives. Here is how he got his start in life.

Glen Wakeman attended the University of Scranton and received his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance in 1981. From there he continued his education and received a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago. After he got his MBA 1993 he started a successful career at GE Capital. Glen Wakeman worked there for over 21 years in business development, general management, living and working in the United States and internationally, and operations management. He even becomes the CEO of GE Money Latin America. From the complete start, he built a 9 country operation. He created multiple new products, signed dozens of new partnerships, and built a network of over a 1000 offices (http://blogwebpedia.com/glen-wakeman-dubbed-secret-weapon-top-entrepreneurs.html/). He exceeded 12 billion in profits, and much more. Glen Wakeman was the founder and CEO of Nova Four, a business accelerator to help companies build their businesses.

Glen Wakeman latest role is of Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of LaunchPad Holdings, LLC. It was launched in 2015 and is a SAAS corporation that includes a fully automated software services for budding entrepreneurs. This software puts their ideas into a workable plan that can accelerate their growth tremendously.

This thriving businessman also uses a proven methodology to help businesses flourish. These 5 key dimension of performance are risk management, governance, execution, leadership, and human capital. With this in mind, Glen Wakeman helps businesses become better and more successful (Angel.co). He is also an investor and writer. He regularly blogs about such topics as emerging markets, strategy, fiscal matters, management and administration, and much more. As a philanthropist, he currently counsels organizations like Sitter Bees and Dreamfunded

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December 2017 will mark the end of an era for one Lori Senecal as the global Chief Executive Officer of CP+B. Since she took over the leadership of the company in March 2015, Ms. Lori injected new energy into the company with much passion and intellect that moved CP+B from strength to strength. Her flexibility and entrepreneurial spirit proved vital for the company’s achievements. Advertising Age reports that one of the outstanding results of the company was CP+B’s landing of American Airlines in October 2015. It came as a lucrative move having shrugged away TM Advertising (a partner of American Airlines) from the financial prospects that they were set to gain from the partnership.

Structuring the Leadership Space at CP + B

Even as she is set to retire later in the year, she leaves behind a void that the company seems to be undergoing struggles to fill. Together with Chuck Porter, she has developed a leadership structure that would ensure that there would be a smooth transition when she leaves office. The leadership structure plans seek to have each of the 10 CP+ B positions be led by a shrewd entrepreneur who will execute the company’s plans in the regional offices. As a professional in the management, Lori Senecal holds the belief that sharing resources among the regional leaders would ensure that the offices run smoothly. Additionally, she opines that the leaders can counter their various challenges effectively with the power of innovation.

Previous Engagements

Before joining the company, she was the chief innovation officer of the McCann Workgroup where she also doubled up as the Global Director of content integration. According to Ad Week, she also received a lot of accolades for her prominent role at the company as she was also named the global CEO of the agency in financial year 2014/2015. Having helped in achieving a 21% economic growth for the company in the last fiscal year, she has brought astute management expertise in the previous companies that she has handled. In her previous executive positions, Ms. Lori has infused zeal, energy and fresh energy in the agency which will go a long way in pushing the company to ‘higher heights.’ Watch her recent speech at the 3% Conference on YouTube