Monthly Archives: June 2016

How Does Kyle Bass Make Sensible Investing Impossible?

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There are a lot of people who are trying to be very sensible about their investments, but they cannot be because they run into advice from people like Kyle Bass. The major issue is that Kyle Bass is not very honest about what he does, and he does not help people who are in need. He says things that he thinks people will want to hear, and he will keep saying those things even if other investors will come out and refute.

People who see him on his own on TV shows will think that he is going to be giving good advice, but that is the best place for people to watch him because they are not searching what he is talking about. Someone who spends some time making sure that they have looked into what he does will realize that his hedge fund is failing. He is very concerned about being famous, and he will seek that fame even if his hedge fund is falling apart. This is a very big problem, and it is the first thing that people should look at when they are thinking of investing in his ideas.

The next thing is how outrageous his ideas. He says things that no one should actually take seriously because the ideas are just too wild for normal people to take seriously. The problem is that he sounds convincing, and then he gets what he wants.

All viewers know is one wild claim after another, and none of it is backed up. There are a lot of people who are going to learn a lot about how to manage their money on TV, but they need to avoid Kyle Bass. They need to know that he is very bad news, and then they need to remember that they can do better if they are looking in other places for help.  Read more in UsefulStooges’ article: Kyle Bass The Frantic Investments of a Desperate Gambler.

Coriant Makes an Impressive Add With Shaygan Kheradpir

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The appointment of its new CEO by one of the largest optical transport vendors, Coriant, is both ambitious and bold to say the least. Shaygan Kheradpir is more than suited for this position following his recent appointment with impressive IT departments such as General Telephone & Electric Corporation (GTE), Verizon and playing a major role in Barclays (https://www.ece.cornell.edu/ece/people/advisory.cfm?s_id=112&page=1). Moving from Juniper Networks Inc. Kheradpir took over Coriant in place of Pat DiPetro, who took the place of Vice Chairman. Kheradpir and DiPetro. In a way, the two executives will also be changing roles as DiPetro will also be taking over Kheradpir’s role as operating partner at Marlin Equity Partners.
The interchanging roles between Kheradpir and DiPetro serve as leverage for the company since Marlin Equity Partners was behind the formation of Coriant. Coriant came about through stitching together the optical units of Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), Tellabs and Sycamore Networks (http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/former-juniper-ceo-verizon-veteran-kheradpir-takes-reins-coriant/2015-09-29). Kheradpir has also had close associations with Coriant, earlier before his appointment, as its Operating Executive to Marlin Equity Partners. This reveals that he will be more than equipped with handling his new position following his knowledge on the company’s routine and operations.
Kheradpir’s passion and ambition can be traced back to his academic career and his rather challenging background. Coming from a place that regards university-level education to be not so important, Kheradpir went against the odds and attained a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in electrical engineering from the prestigious Cornell University. His communications career began with GTE IN 1987. During his tenure, Kheradpir’s modern improvements brought significant change to the company’s efficiency and cost structure.
Kheradpir was fortunate enough to move up the corporate ladder as the Chief Information and Technical Officer of Verizon Communications. He played a major role in the Management team that was behind the formation of Verizon. I his entire leadership period it is vital to note that he implemented groundbreaking initiatives that helped transition the communications company from a telephone company to broadband. While his efforts seem to be more concentrated in the communications technology sector, he was also part of Barclays Bank as its Chief Operations and Technology Officer. While at Barclays, he not only handled the bank’s technological agenda but also oversaw the operations and systems in the efficient delivery of products and services to clients all around the globe.
Former Chief Executive Officer at Coriant, Pat DiPetro, mentioned that Kheradpir was an impressive addition to the company following his valid insights on the company’s focused operational execution. With his recent amicable and fruitful relations with the company, Kheradpir is more than equipped to advance Coriant to its next level of growth. His biggest challenge, however, will be combating the ever rising competition from worthy competitors such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cisco, and Infinera.
I order to establish itself as a packed-optical Systems supplier; Coriant plans to focus on large customers and carriers. In so doing, the company has been recently successful in winning deals with international carriers, including Australia’s BSNL and NBC, and China’s Unicom, and Telia Sonera International Carrier (TSIC). http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/former-juniper-ceo-verizon-veteran-kheradpir-takes-reins-coriant/2015-09-29

Wengie’s Bedroom Tour: Are You Jealous Yet?

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Those who make YouTube videos tend to let the filming take place in one room. Viewers tend to obsess over that room, and are often shocked if a change of scenery ensues. Wengie is an Australian beauty blogger who tends to make plenty of videos in her bedroom, so it is no secret that her fans were eager to catch a glimpse of more than the simple background. Just what does the rest of the room look like?

Plenty of windows make the room appear to be a modern day castle; the decor further validates that. Nestled in a little corner is a red, French-inspired chair that is reminiscent of a throne. Perfect for reading, this corner is Wengie’s little escape. Soft pastel walls surround a bed that is accented with plenty of pillows and a quaint, pink throw. Viewers get a glimpse into the closet, too, and Wengie admits to hogging all of the space. Sorry, boyfriend!

The highlight of the room, though, is certainly her vanity–the place where all the YouTube magic happens. Stating that she spends most of her time getting ready in her room, she expressed her love for her vanity. Though it appears simple enough, the beautiful white vanity has every necessary beauty product known to man, or woman, in this case. Plenty of lighting ensures that no mistakes will be made as Wengie teaches people across the globe how to be flawless. Beautiful houseplants complete the setting, and a peacefully sleeping cat demonstrates that the bed must, in fact, be comfy!

 

Find out more about Wengie:

https://www.pinterest.com/wengie/

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Securus Technologies Brings Business Malpractices to Light

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Securus Technologies is an American company that specializes in the provision of technology services in correctional facilities throughout North America. The company [see, https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/securus-technologies#/entity] offers employment to more than a thousand people while also impacting the lives of more than a million inmates.

Securus Technologies is a company that always strives to provide the best services to the clients. They also seek to ensure that their business is conducted through the set requirements to ensure justice for all. These virtues are what led Securus to come public through PR Newswire about the findings involving Global Tel Links (GTL) that came from research by the Louisiana PSC. The results of this investigation had shown that GTL had breached many regulations while conducting business.

Source article: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/securus-corrects-inaccuracies-in-global-tel-links-gtl-press-release-300282563.html

During the presentation of the Order No. U-20784-B to the press, Richard A. Smith, the CEO of Securus Technologies made his opinion on the matter known. He said that it was offending for a company in an industry he loves, to commit crimes against the very clients they serve. He stated that money should not be the main agenda of being in the industry but the will to serve.
The company decided to act against GTL to compel them to correct their wrongdoings. Securus Technologies would go on releasing the findings to the public over a span of about six months. The first article issued by the CEO features several malpractices committed by Global Tel Link against unsuspecting clients.
Some of the offenses committed by Global Tel Links are; Setting telephones to add some seconds automatically to obtain extra charges, Billing one call several times and thereby overcharging customers, Using more expensive tariffs than the recommended leading to users to incur charges, and Increasing costs to customers by use of add-ons’. All these wrongdoings by Global were made to ensure that the company made more profits although they knew that it was illegal.
The discovery about the malpractices done by GTL came to light more than a decade ago. Smith, however, says that the years that have gone past should not be enough to erase the wrongs. He also states that it would be difficult for Securus to conduct any business with Global due to its tainted image. Richard Smith referred to the habit of conning your clients as cancer in the industry.
Securus Technologies is a BBB Accredited company that is deemed to tick all the set standards. Some of the reasons that led to the endorsement by BBB are the company’s style of resolving any consumer conflicts and ensuring that the quality of service is up to standard. Securus has also been in business for a long time. The time of operation was also a determining factor for the accreditation.

Stephen Murray: A New York Original

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When it comes to people who were able to come from modest means and rise to the top of their profession, nobody did it better than Stephen Murray.

As a founding partner of CCMP Capital Advisers, Steve quickly established himself as a leader in the financial industry. Rising through the ranks, Steve developed many friendships along the way and showed everyone just what hard work and perseverance can do for a person’s career.  Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: https://www.pehub.com/2007/10/5-questions-with-stephen-murray/ and http://xrepublic.net/2014/09/11/stephen-murray-the-great-investor-and-deal-maker-for-ccmp-capital/

Having obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College and an MBA from Columbia University, Steve knew early on in life that he wanted to pursue a career in the business world. As a product of Westchester County, Steve grew up with the values of New York City and was always known as a person whose opinion carried much weight among his peers.

Starting his career as a credit trainee with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, Steve quickly displayed an uncanny knack for the world of high finance and investing. Eventually gaining a worldwide reputation as a terrific investor and deal maker, Steve rose through the ranks to become one of the leading professionals in middle-market lending and private equity. Read more: Ex-CCMP Capital CEO Steve Murray passes away

No matter what area of business Steve was involved with each day, he always approached it with his usual wit and knowledge. Always a person who wanted to know everything he could about his next deal, Steve gained a reputation for being an executive who did his homework and paid attention to the smallest of details.

Whether he was having a conference with other top executives or sitting down for a one-on-one talk with an investor, Stephen Murray always knew the right words to say and when to say them. Always a person who believed the key to business success was combining hard work and in-depth knowledge of the subject matter, Steve made sure he went into each discussion more prepared than anyone at the table.

Demonstrating hard work can indeed pay off, Steve saw his career skyrocket. Eventually becoming the CEO of one of the world’s most respected equity firms, Steve always had the ability to know just what moves needed to be made. Read more: Stephen P. Murray, 52; Financial Executive; Stamford Resident; Vice Chair Boston College Board of Trustees

Whether it was investing in consumer goods, energy sectors, or industrial technologies, Steve’s investments always paid off time after time. As his firms continue to lead the way when it involves meeting the high standards investors expect, there’s little doubt success will follow.

3 Important Factors To Consider Before Renting Your Home On Airbnb

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At first glance, Airbnb seems like the perfect opportunity to make a little extra money on the side. However, once you dig a little deeper you will see things aren’t always what they seem. Over the last few years several homeowners have been dealing with issues as it pertains to renting out space via Airbnb.

Not only have some renters caused severe damage to homes, but in some cases they have been found to be participating in illegal activities. These types of issues can end up costing the homeowner much more than the money they receive for renting out their home.

If you are considering renting your home on Airbnb, please consider these 3 important factors before you do:

#1 – The Potential Risks

As just mentioned, there are a lot of potential risks you take on when you rent out your home to a complete stranger. When it boils down to it, you are liable for everything that happens in your home. That means if someone gets hurt while on your property, you will more than likely be the one held responsible.

#2 – What Does Your Homeowners Insurance Cover

In most cases, your homeowners insurance policy will not cover short rentals. As a matter of fact, your policy can potentially be canceled should your insurance provider find out you are renting out space in your home. You would therefore be held responsible for any lawsuits or claims that come your way.

#3 – What Type Of Protection Is Offered

After dealing with several incidents, Airbnb decided they would start offering renters protection. The problem is the protection they offer is considered secondary coverage. In other words, it won’t kick in until you have exhausted all other possibilities.

Seek Advice Before Renting On Airbnb

It is recommended you seek advice from an insurance professional before opting to rent your home on Airbnb. An insurance professional will be able to discuss your options with you and also provide recommendations that can ensure you remain safe.

Richard Blair, the founder of Wealth Solutions, offers this exact type of service. Blair has been in the financial industry for over 20 years. That means he has been around the block a few times and knows what to expect in these types of situations. Some of his areas of expertise include asset protection, estate planning, insurance and employee benefits.

As an investment advisor Blair can help you reach your wealth management goals and ultimately secure your financial future.

To learn more about Blair and Wealth Solutions visit

http://www.manta.com/c/mtr4ztj/wealth-solutions

https://www.brightscope.com/financial-planning/advisor/218993/Richard-Dwayne-Blair/

https://www.wealthminder.com/financial-advisors/TX/bee-cave/richard-blair/326407

Post 9/11 Veterans Tools Scholarship Awarded to Navy Veteran Nick Hughes

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Ken Goodrich owner of air conditioning company Goettl Air Conditioning, recently awarded a scholarship of $1000 worth of tools to Nick Hughes, a Navy veteran. Hughes, two weeks away from graduating from the two-year applied science program in air conditioning technology from the College of Southern Nevada, received the scholarship to help combat the costs of the tools he needs to be a successful HVAC professional. Hughes served in the Navy for seven years, and now currently works for an HVAC contracting firm.

The Post 9/11 Veterans Tools Award, as the scholarship is called, was established by Ken Goodrich in 2015 to reward military veterans to help them get a good start in their new careers in the HVAC industry. Goodrich focused on developing a scholarship for veterans because “[he] learned through the course of [his] career people coming out of the military make good employees”.

Goettl Air Conditioning is an air condition company founded in 1939 by brothers Adam and Gust Goettl. The company provides services for air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, energy efficiency, commercial HVAC services, and HVAC maintenance programs.

Originally founded in Phoenix, Arizona, the company now has locations in Tucson, Las Vegas, and California. Ken Goodrich, the current owner of the business, bought the firm in 2013 and began expanding the company, with one of the most recent expansions being a new office in the Las Vegas area.

Priding itself on being a professional company and having high-quality service, Goettl also connects with its customers via Facebook and Linkedin, providing updates on company news, energy efficiency, and air conditioning tips!

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Using a Cleansing Condition on Your Hair Can be a Life Changer

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One blogger, Emily Mcclure, decides to take an adventure with her hair process. She changes it up by using a 2 in one shampoo+conditioner that she bought from sephora. She takes us through her one week process of using WEN by Chaz. After her first use, she realizes that she needs to use a lot of product for her hair. She does notice, however, that it is more shiny and bouncy. After a week of using the product, Mclure states that her hair would fall greasy more quickly than before and she would have to shower in the morning for her hair to look great and refreshed. Her final conclusion to using the product was that her hair was definitely more shiny and bouncy and she could see her hair getting into the routine of using the product daily.
Wen by Chaz [http://www.wen.com/chaz-dean.html] is a very popular hair product that is seen to be used by many people. It is a revolutionary way to clean and provide life to your hair. Chaz Dean is the stylist behind the product and he has a passion for hair which drives his business. Developing Wen cleansing conditioners, Chaz Dean has quickly made a name for himself among Hollywood celebrities. His studio offers a tranquil environment to get you away from the paparazzi and outside world.

Wen by Chaz is a product like no other product out on the market. It offers shampoo and conditioner in one bottle. Having a unique formula that makes your hair shiny and bouncy while also keeping your hair healthy and nourished, Wen by Chaz is unique in every aspect.

Talk Fusion and WebRTC Technology

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Created by CEO Bob Reina, the company Talk Fusion has been impacting the technology world for many years. Recently the company made major news by announcing its all-new WebRTC Recorder. This new tool allows users to reach others in a much quicker way. Improving videos sent through email has been a mission for Talk Fusion since the company’s beginning. Talk Fusion customers can now use WebRTC technology and record video sending them through Google Chrome or Firefox.

Talk Fusion Founder & CEO Bob Reina recently bragged on his company by stating that Talk Fusion is one of the first companies to really incorporate WebRTC technology into their products. Talk Fusion continues to tackle the many uses of WebRTC technology. The continue to be innovative and impact the way people communicate across the world. Just this year the company earned the prestigious “WebRTC Product of the Year 2016” award from Technology Marketing Corporation. Currently Talk Fusion is offering a 30 day Free Trial.

Perhaps the world’s best all-in-one Video Marketing Solution, Talk Fusion continues to impact the video and email world across the world. They offer their customers a variety of solutions for using videos in engaging and meaningful ways. CEO Bob Reina has built a brand that has ore than 100 MLM companies as customers using Talk Fusion’s communication platform. The estimated revenue for the company is over $100 million.
Talk Fusion prides itself of the game, in order to provide people around the world with tools they need in a world connected in real time.”

Madison Street Capital LLC Commands A Strong Lead In The Investment World.

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Madison Street Capital LLC recently released is the 4th edition of its hedge fund industry on mergers and acquisition overview covering all the transactions the company has accomplished. The company report shows that it has made 42 deals in 2015 which exceeded the 32 deals that were closed in 2014. The transactions in 2015 measured by AUM was approximately 27 percent higher than 2014. With the new record in M&A in 2015, the company is now creating the key drivers that create a deal momentum and make 2016 a record year regarding hedge fund M&A transactions.

 

The company is well positioned in the market considering that the hedge fund industry assets are at an all-time high despite the poor performance across most other competitors in 2015. The current state of the market is that smaller hedge fund managers have been struggling to attract new capital while operating at optimal portfolio capacity levels. It means that managers end up incurring higher costs of operations and pressure to reduce their fees given the highly competitive market.

 

Madison Street Capital provides its clients with a full-service approach to both financial and strategic advisories to provide solutions. The company advises their customers such as Hedge fund firms and other Asset Managers about M&A Advisory on Portfolio Valuation, Capital Introduction, Financial Sponsor Coverage, and Financial Restructuring.

 

The company dedicates it efforts to build strong business within the communities of the United States. United Way is one of the organizations that has benefited from Madison’s philanthropy fund. South Disaster Fund has benefited from the fund in its emergency assistance such as helping people with food and shelter and long-term recovery efforts such as financial stability, education, and health to rebuild the lives of people in the areas affected by these disasters.

 
Madison Street Capital’s success can be connected with financial professionals that have exceptional and industry experience, knowledge, and extensive relationship with clients making it one of the biggest middle market investment banking firms in the world. The company is well known for its specialization in mergers & acquisitions advisory and corporate finance. Its headquarters are currently based in Chicago, Illinois but has offices in Africa, North America, and Asia.

 
The company has a business relationship with clients from various industries which makes it very experienced in the industry. Its professionals are well trained and experienced to perform a careful analysis and offer the most viable recommendations to hedge fund managers and business owners.

Learn more:

https://network.axial.net/a/company/madison-street-capital/

All You Need To Know About Madison Street Capital