The Impeccable Entrepreneurial Success Story of Vijay Eswaran

10:25 am on September 16, 2017

Vijay Eswaran was born into a modest family, where they led a normal life in their great country of Malaysia. However, they would be subjected to a nomadic lifestyle owing to his father’s career with the ministry of Labor that demanded he moved to different parts of Malaysia every now and then.

He was born in the month of October, 1960 in Penang to his loving parents Pushpavathy and Vijayaratnam. The mother was a teacher who worked hard to supplement the family’s income together with that of the father. They brought up Vijay in a great way to prepare him for a successful future.

Vijay Eswaran would later get schooled, where he studied hard to be able to excel exceedingly. He went to the London School of Economics, where he studied optimally to be able to graduate with a socio-economic degree in the year 1984.

It was after this marvelous qualification that he stayed on in Europe and engaged in all manner of odd jobs in a bid to make ends meet. He would be a cab driver in London, pluck grapes in France and get involved in a construction site in the country of Belgium. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://twitter.com/vjayeswaran?lang=en

While Vijay was in the UK, he was introduced to binary marketing systems, which made him go back to school in a bid to get professional and academic qualification in the subject. He got a qualification from CIMA in the United Kingdom as well as an MBA from the reputable Southern Illinois University.

He would later return to his country Malaysia and get involved into multilevel marketing. This was to be the start of his now very successful career in this particular field. His passion had a lot to do with his level of success.

As Vijay returned to Asia in the year 1998, he ventured into multilevel marketing by eventually co-founding an MLM company that expanded to the renown QI Group.

This company has earned its great reputation through its various businesses in media, luxury products, wellness, travel, telecommunications as well as corporate investments among others.

This great company has grown to the extent that it has regional offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong as well as Thailand, whereas it has ventured into other countries through its subsidiary companies.

It is the dedications of Vijay Eswaran that has seen the growth and expansion of the QI Group. He is also a selfless leader who continues to share his knowledge through his authorship skills as well as speaking on various forums.

The life and work of Betsy DeVos

12:29 am on September 13, 2017

Betsy DeVos is a reformer and an innovator who involved herself with campus politics. For over 30 years, Mrs. DeVos conducted various campaigns, political action committees as well as party organizations. She was the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party for six years. Betsy also served as chair of the wind quest group which is a private company that invests in manufacturing, technology as well as clean energy. She established the company alongside her husband, Dick DeVos, in the year 1989. Dick DeVos is the former president of Orlando Magic NBA. In 1990, Dick had been elected to the position of the State Board of Education in Michigan. Mrs. DeVos performs different non-profit activities whereby she is the chairman of the Dick and Betsy DeVos family foundation. Mrs. DeVos is also a member of various national and local boards such as the DeVos Institute for Arts Management, the foundation of excellence in education as well as Mars Hill Bible Church.

 

Mrs. DeVos says that there are over 250,000 students in the public schools. She says that in the previous year the number of students admitted increased by about 40,000. People believed that public schools do not succeed and are always failing which led to the reform of the schools such as tax credits as well as an education savings account. Mrs. DeVos became interested in the reform of schools when she had children of her own. She paid a visit to Potters House Christian School which has been in existence for more than 30 years. It has been serving the low-income families in the community. When she visited the school, she saw parents do everything possible to ensure a safe environment for their children. She started to support individual students who attended the Potter’s House which later became a huge commitment. To date, Mrs. DeVos supports Potter’s House at a remarkable level. Mrs. DeVos and her husband became interested in helping parents especially the low-income families who had children. She involved herself by starting a foundation that provided scholarships to low-income families so that the parents would decide on which schools their children would attend.

 

In the 1990s, Mrs. DeVos worked on two national charities boards which include Children First America and the American Educational Reform Council. The two boards worked to expand the education system via vouchers as well as tax credits. In 1993, Betsy and her husband were involved in passing Michigan’s first charter bill. Betsy DeVos huge accomplishment is the tax-credit scholarship program in Florida. Expansion of the program in Florida has seen an enormous increase in the number of students. Currently, over 50,000 students are attending the school of their choice. Betsy is the secretary of Education, a position she has held since the beginning of this year.

 

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The Achievements of Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund

4:40 am on September 2, 2017

Sometimes justice is served; other times money or power buys it. However, with the availability of organizations that fight for the rights of the undeserved, sometimes even these groups get justice. A good example of an organization that fights for the rights of the underprivileged is Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund.

The Larkin & Lacey Foundation was established in the year 2007 by two executives from the Village Voice Media, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The two had been arrested, from their homes, in the middle of the night and mishandled.

They had then been sent to different jails. The reason for their arrest was the mere fact that they had discussed a cover story about the corrupt Sheriss Joe Arpaio, which had been written on the New Phoenix Times. Initially, Lacey & Larkin had received an order not to discuss the Sheriff. However, they went ahead to expose him, which hurt his ego and image and got them arrested.

But, having spent their days fighting first amendment rights, they sued the sheriff. This got them to the court of appeal, where a ruling in their favor was made. The jury ruled that they had been wrongfully imprisoned so they had to be compensated. As settlement money, they got a sum of $3.75 million. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:  http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/5-smart-ways-people-and-places-are-resisting-trumps-immigration-policies/

The two decided that the money would go towards establishing an organization to fund organizations that fought for the rights for undeserved groups. Today, they fund a number of human, civil and migrant rights including;

The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project

In Arizona, there are so many immigrants that are held hostage by Homeland Security, awaiting their cases to be heard prior to deportation. What these people have in common is the unavailability of resources to hire good lawyers even when they have great cases and could potentially win. The Florence Immigrants and Refugees Rights Projects provide such people with lawyers to help them win their case.

Fundación México

The Fundación México recognizes that Mexican children, living across the border, but don’t have papers, go through a lot of trouble to get a good education. Therefore, even if they are excellent performers, they end up in poor schools, where they might not fully exploit their potentials. As such, the organization gives scholarships to brilliant college students of the Mexican descent.

Arizona DREAM Act Coalition

The Arizona DREAM Act Coalition was founded as a retariation to the 2006 Law that had been passed preventing undocumented students from receiving merit-based sponsorship. Also, it required that they pay expensive tuition fees just because they were undocumented. As a result, undocumented students formed the organization to ensure that other students wouldn’t unfairly suffer from it.

Promise Arizona

Promise Arizona is a faith-based organization that was founded in the year 2010. The organization is known for pestering the former government for reforms in the immigration law. Also, they hold clinics to register people for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and training young leaders.

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The Insights of Lori Senecal On Adapting to the Changes in the Market

11:38 pm on August 23, 2017

As new forms of technology develops, the markets change. However, the changes in the market go far beyond the technology and platform. This is especially the case when it comes to advertising to customers. For instance, businesses are not going to be able to take the methods that work with television and radio advertising and just apply it to online platforms. There needs to be other forms of engagement taking place on these platforms in order for it to work. For one thing, approaching social media the way one approaches television is only going to aggravate the users of the platforms.

Among the methods that Lori Senecal and some of the other successful advertisers suggest is engaging with the audience and potential customers. With the use of internet and social media, many companies have taken the time to get to know their customers so that they can make adjustments to their business to better cater to their customers. According to Ad Week, after all, the most important factor to the success of a company is how well they are willing to listen to their customers. They must also be willing to meet their customers where they are, explains Lori. This would mean taking notes of what they use.

For instance, many customers are accessing the internet from their mobile devices. While mobile devices are still able to access websites like regular computers, the format is a lot different. After all, the technology of mobile phones and tablets are different from computers. For instance, some of the mobile phones that are available operate on Android technology which is different from Windows. Therefore, some content is going to display differently. Lori Senecal thinks about the mobile users and urges her clients to come up with something that is going to work for mobile devices. Her methods maximize the reach of her clients. Read more about Lori on crunchbase.com.

Julia Jackson and Jackson Family Wines Is Award Winning Wine for 2017

5:48 am on August 19, 2017

Born in San Francisco in 1988, Julia Jackson was born to Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson. Julia spent the majority of her summers in the fields pulling grapes and sorting through basket after basket of grapes. It was nothing for them to be out in the fields during the summer in 100 degree heat sorting through grapes and pulling grapes. Julia Jackson recalls her father ensuring that his kids learned that hard work is what made a dollar. He wanted to teach them that they had to work hard in order to be successful.

During the school year, the kids would work hard after school and Julia made connections with people that would carry her through her adult years even. She made a friendship with a friend who would lead her to Bordeaux for a summer that would immerse her in winemaking and learning the French culture. Julia has been quoted in saying that she has always had a passion for the French style and by learning firsthand about French winemaking, she learned something that she will always carry with her and it was a highlight of her life.

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Julia Jackson now works within the International sales team at the Jackson Family Wines estate. She helps to introduce a wide selection of new wines and old wines to a generation of wine lovers around the world. Julia’s father and mother had three children and it is all of them that work together to ensure that the family business continues to prosper and continue for years to come. Barbara is still heavily involved in all things of the business by being the president and CEO of the company while Julia is the spokesperson of the business. Recently the family business has earned the prestigious award of 2017 Distinguished Service Award for Wine Spectators.

Amazon Watch watches over the Amazon Basin’s indigenous families’ rights

10:20 am on August 10, 2017

Amazon Watch is a non-profit organization founded back in 1996 to fight against deforestation and protect the rights of the occupants of Amazon Basin. The group seeks partnerships with the locals and environmental group located in the area to voice their concerns in ways of handling human rights and keeping the environments safe.

They believe that forests are what keeps life going by regulating the world’s climatic behaviors that are vital to sustaining the balance of life. For this reason, Amazon Watch pooled their resources to protect Amazon Rainforest. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Twitter

Amazon Rainforest is one of its kind in the world, and it contains over a third of the world’s wildlife and plants species. The rainforest also produces fresh water depended on by the people around it.

Amazon Watch jumped into action after research showed shocking findings that if the current rate at which Amazon Basin is being deforested, it will be out of extinction by the year 2020. This means that lives depending on it including over 500 indigenous families, would be severely affected.

They would have no access to food, water, and other cultural benefits they derive from Amazon Rainforest.

Amazon Watch is advocating for their rights to own land and to prevent further advancement by the government and companies seeking more land to enrich themselves at the expense of the locals. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

It may appear that Amazon Watch’s intervention has no impact on the whole world. But before allowing such thoughts, take a minute and figure this out; global warming.

Global warming is a devastating climatic change, which is caused by the accumulation of greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere due to inadequate trees to filter it from the air.

So Amazon Watch is saving the whole humanity by striving to protect the world largest rainforest that helps us tame global warming. Though Amazon Watch is at the forefront fighting this problem, you and I can take necessary action where we are.

Nobody knows we might be the last generation to protect the environment for the next generation. This is what Amazon Watch envisions, surroundings that respects values and accommodates everyone’s way of life. This is what Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin echoed when they founded Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund.

Amazon Watch is also advocating for cleaning of crude oil spills around Amazon Basin. There are over 9 million gallons of crude oil drilled western part of Amazon rainforest.

The process has resulted in devastating environmental effects such as increased carbon released through burning oil. If this trend continues, the locals will have nowhere to go.

About Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

The fund was developed to support all the activities aimed at upholding rights of immigrants. It was founded by two reporters Jim and Michael.

The two reporters also co-founded Phoenix New Times magazine based in Arizona. The two donated over $3.75 million to Frontera Fund. The money was from court compensation after being detained for publishing information about the Sheriff.

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Beneficiaries Praise Securus for Stellar Work in Crime Prevention

8:11 am on August 9, 2017

Securus Technologies is a prison tech corporation based in Dallas. Texas. The company has built a reputation for itself for providing security solutions for correctional facilities and the justice system, and creating a safer society as a direct consequence. Due to its efficient services which have made incarceration a more tolerable exercise and a more good course for the inmates and their families and the country as a whole, Securus Technologies has become one of the most respected and revered organizations in the country. Last year, it published comments from its clients, who gave testimonials on what it meant to deal with the company and the results that one could expect.

 

The clients that Securus Technologies serves are primarily correctional facilities and prisons across North America. The company also serves judicial systems and security agencies in the country. These are institutions that are tasked with the responsibility of providing safety to the society, fighting crime and making incarceration a better and safer environment. They are also tasked with solving crimes and ensuring that perpetrators are brought to book and victims accorded justice. As a result, and in appreciation of the importance and sensitivity of the kind of services that the company provides, Securus develops a new product to enhance security provision and safety preservation every week according to company CEO Rick Smith.

 

Such commitment to excellence and high propensity for innovation has made the company an epitome of effectiveness in the areas of security and safety. Naturally, people who have benefitted from their services have expressed their gratitude and thanks and continue to do so through emails and letters sent to the company. The people sending such correspondence are a diverse combination of all the population groups that the company serves, including inmates, their families, parolees and prison management and personnel. The bulk of the comments in the emails and letter shower the organization with praise, as was confirmed by those that the company released last year in October.

UKV PLC Wines: For All Your Wine Solutions

12:32 am on August 3, 2017

United Kingdom Vintners-PLC is a company that deals with fine wine consultation. The wine market is a booming one and investing in it is bound to make one successful. UKV PLC is a group of people who are experienced in the fine wine merchant business and will always ensure that you get the best product. This team can guide anyone into financial freedom in the fine wine business just by assisting you in selecting the most suitable champagne and wine which you can use during any event or even personal use.

UKV PLC offers any client the option of discussing their personal preference to facilitate them in selecting the best product for your use. In addition to this, the wine team is also open for the location of the meeting. One of the options is meeting the team in their offices, in a location of your choice or even in the comfort of your own home.

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You can be assured that you will be provided with the best advice by UKV since they are not affiliated with any single wine or champagne company, supply chain or distribution chain. The wine company has partnered with a vast network of merchants, brokers, and traders where they resource popular wine brands and champagne brands. UKV provides their private and corporate clients with purchasing, distributing, selling and brokerage services for champagne and fine wine products. In addition to this, they also furnish their clients with products that they can utilize for investment or consumption.

About UKV PLC

UKV PLC is an excellent wine and champagne consultation company that is based in the U.K. The wine company is a professional entity which provides its services indiscriminately regardless of the status of the client. This means that whether you are experienced or a beginner in the fine wine industry the company will always provide you with information on the best brands that originate from popular vineyards from notable European countries that produce the best product.

Some of the products that UKV PLC deals with include Italian wines, Bordeaux-which includes Pomerol, Graves, Pauillac, Margaux, Sauternes, among others, Spanish wines from Rioja, Bierzo and Catalonia, Burgundy, Investment wines from the leading vineyards in Europe, French wines, and Champagne among others.

George Soros Returns in Style to Political Mainstream

4:54 pm on July 14, 2017

The rise of George Soros as a political juggernaut has been something a long time in the making. Soros is someone who came from nothing and worked his way into becoming one of the wealthiest people on the planet, one of the most giving philanthropists in the world, and one of the foremost progressive activists that the United States has ever seen. Soros has largely been sitting outside of the spotlight of mainstream politics for the past few years but he decided to get right back into it during the 2016 Presidential Election. The reason, according to his political adviser Michael Vachon, was that the stakes were too high and the rhetoric was simply too strong and hostile to ignore.

We can see where George Soros is going by looking at where he came from. George Soros was born and raised in Hungary before he was forced to flee due to the Nazi occupation that nearly ruined the country. Soros would go on to emigrate into London where he would study at the London School of Economics, working two jobs just to make his way through University. While at school, George Soros would hone in on the philosophies that would define his philanthropic and political endeavors in life. Eventually Soros would sail to America, start up the Soros Hedge Fund, and become a philanthropic and progressive heavyweight along the way. Visit projectsyndicate.com to know more about George.

Now, we are in 2016 and the presidential election campaigns are in full swing. Soros saw how disparate the rhetoric was getting between the right and left wing and he knew that he had to jump in and do something about it. George Soros was diametrically opposed to everything that Donald Trump, a trust fund kid focusing on anti-immigrant and anti-labor policies had stood for. So, Soros immediately jumped in and put serious money down in order to back liberal candidates all around the country. Soros would end up donating nearly $25 million along the way, giving up to $7 million to a Pro-Clinton PAC as well as a host of other political action committees that stood for what Soros believed in. Read more at Politico about George Soros.

Many people wonder why Soros stayed out of the political spotlight for so long but the answer was simple: he doesn’t believe in big money playing a huge influence in politics, despite being willing to raise money for his own beliefs. An anonymous liberal operative close to Soros said that the man returned to politics in order to “balance the scales” between right wing and left wing giving. Soros also has been known to be extremely close to and fond of Hillary Clinton, calling her a progressive that is open and receptive to other progressives like himself whenever he needs to talk to her.

The Career Path of technology and Handcrafting Expert Arthur Becker

7:51 am on July 3, 2017

Arthur Becker is a businessman in the real estate industry, but he goes way beyond what most businesspeople do in the field, as he has a complete set of sculptures and ornaments ready to complement his main business.

Yes, Arthur Becker is a real estate specialist and a sculptor and handcrafter in his free time. Most of his creations are of extreme quality, being results of years of practicing and perfecting the art of creating beautiful assets with his own hands.

Nowadays, Becker is 66 years old, but his handcrafting experience dates way back to when he noticed his success in the real estate industry. New York, Florida, and the biggest metropolitan centers of the United States are no stranger to the realty specialist’s set of strategies for the future of the industry. He is continuously researching new markets and opportunities to invest in properties to improve the real estate business in the U.S. https://therealdeal.com/2016/08/30/tech-mogul-arthur-becker-gets-trio-of-townhouses-for-stake-in-soho-project/.

Arthur Becker’s appeal for creating art was not alone: He was married to Vera Wang, a designer as well, and the two lived a long marriage of more than twenty years, with both complementing each other’s art. His wife had her own business, the Vera Wang Fashion Company, and Becker was a trusted advisor to the group. Arthur Becker’s sculptures date way back to when he was married to his wife, until the two got separated.

Currently, he is the Chairman and CEO of Zinio LLC. Before that, however, he was profoundly connected to technology and gadgets, having been the CEO of NaviSite for many years. He was rooted to cloud-based applications and was a developer and specialist of that type of technology from 2002 when he entered his position in the company to 2010 when he left to pursue other career dreams that he had for himself.

Currently residing in New York, as the CEO of Zinio, he leads a company that provides thousands of magazines and articles about various subjects to users who are subscribed in their digital application. Arthur Becker’s business has been rated highly by many famous critics in the technology field, like Ideamensch and Tech Crunch, who have Zinio a spot among their “Top 20 Best iOS and Android Apps of 2012.”

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