Dr. Mark Mckenna and OVME Make a Dream True

Kayla Frazier was your average High School student working hard and gleaming for a bright future that would satisfy her and financially support her. She was popular in school and had a very loving family who would always support her. However, life decided through a curve ball her way and one day when she went in for a check-up they found out that Kayla Frazier had a rare form of cancer and it had spread to her lungs. She battled cancer for over 6 months and one of the things that kept hope alive was her dream of going to New York City to Broadway to see the magical live action performances!

Little did she know, Thanks to Dr. Mark Mckenna and his organisation OVME as well as Make-A-Wish Georgia, that dream was about to come true and her and her family would spend a week in New York City sightseeing and also they would get to watch 3 live Broadway shows and meet the cast and crews. You can bet this really made her cry tears of joy! Dr. Mark Mckenna must really love children and love helping medical patients to do what he does.

Personally, as I read through the article it made me break into tears because it’s just so wonderful that Dr. Mark Mckenna and his organisation were able to get together and help make Kayla feel some happiness in her time of darkness. OVME was founded by Dr. Mark Mckenna and it’s purpose is to make the medical field more convenient and better focused on the patient using technology to enhance procedures. So it makes sense that OVME would use Make-A-Wish Georgia to help make Kayla Frazier’s dream come true. People helping people, especially those in times of need is the real and true beauty of humanity. Make-A-Wish Georgia tries to make at least 300 to 400 wishes come true each year which is just magnificent! Even if they only made 100 to 200 wishes come true, it all makes a difference.

Highlights from Shervin Pishevar’s 21 Hour Twitter Storm

On February 5, 2018, Shervin Pishevar started a tweet storm that spanned 21 hours. The majority of the tweets were focused on why he feels that big companies in the United States will fall, why the US stock market will continue to go down, and why an economic disaster has the potential to lead to a new kind of economy.

Shervin Pishevar is most well-known for his involvement in Sherpa Capital. In 2013, he helped found this fund in order to serve as a venture capital company and startup advisory. He even served as a strategic advisor for Uber for a couple of years. Before his 21 hour tweet rant, the last time that Shervin Pishevar used Twitter was to let people know he would be leaving Sherpa Capital.

The 50 tweets that Shervin Pishevar sent out acknowledge unstable conditions in the United States. He talked about the stock market continuing to go down. In fact, he predicts that in the coming months it will go down an aggregate 6,000 points. He talked about underemployment and described it as a systemic economic stasis. He also warned that inflation would spread. However, he did offer a glimmer of hope. He feels that when middlemen are irrelevant, everyone will be able to enjoy a global economy that is efficient and frictionless.

These are notions that Shervin Pishevar has expressed in the past. For many years, he has fought for a more transparent society. He wants a society without as many bottlenecks on innovation.

Shervin Pishevar is one of the cofounders of Virgin Hyperloop One. He feels that this company as well as SpaceX are moonshots that will do good work. However, he has some dark predictions for a few big companies in the United States, including Alphabet, Google, and Microsoft. He feels that since these big companies are built on monopoly frameworks, they will eventually fall. If they do not completely fall, he thinks that they will lose some of their influence. This is something that he feels is good for short-term economic growth, considering the fact that big companies will no longer be able to buy out small startups.

https://csq.com/2016/01/shervin-pishevar-funding-revolution/#.Wudb7lMvxE4

Mike Bagguley Promoted to Head of Barclays Investment Bank

Barclays Chief Executive Jes Staley remains in control of Barclays’ business for the near future. Jes Staley knows the investment banking industry very well as someone whom previously worked at J.P. Morgan. Jes Staley’s tenure has included cutting jobs and leaving Brazil, Russia, and some parts of Asia. Jes Staley also stopped the equity and precious metal trading business of the bank. The aim was to bring the bank’s size down to keep the bank focused on North America and the UK.

All UK banks report directly to Staley, as he has been named the interim CEO of Barclays Corporate & International. The aim is to shield banking units to protect UK taxpayers. Mike Bagguley was also appointed as the Chief Operating Officer, whom was also previously the head of the macro markets business. Mike Bagguley is also overseeing interest rates, forex and commodities as regulation make parts of these businesses unprofitable.

Getting the strategy right is important because the business is very volatile to attention from investors and politicians. It is a difficult business to be in, because it is also subject to attention from a wide range of different interests.

Mike Bagguley is based in the UK, and is the current COO of Barclays bank. Prior to being the COO of the bank, he was Head of Macro Products Sales & Trading and markets at the investment bank. Mike Bagguley graduated from the University of Warwick in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. His responsibility has been for strategic positioning and risk within Barclay Capital FX, with exposure to areas such as interest rate swap trading.

Client activity and regulatory pressures are what have caused a slowdown in banking activity in the UK and Europe. The previous role held by Mike Bagguley is being divided up by two people.

http://www.ifre.com/pm-barclays-promotes-bagguley-to-coo-of-investment-bank/21225420.fullarticle

Sahm Adrangi: The Chief Investment Officer

Sahm Adrangi is the founder and the CEO of Capital Management LLC. Kerrisdale. He launched the firm in 1999 with the main focus on event-driven special situations and long-term investment. With his dedication and hard work, he has seen the company, which started with less than 1$ to grow and amass a capital of over 150$ million.

Sahm Adrangi has focused mainly on researching and selling ideas to the general public. Through social media and third-party investment related sites, Sahm Adrangi has been able to see his research ideas reach as many people as possible. He has his firms view on stocks and also done research to remedy the misconceptions in the stock market such as overhyped shots and undervalued longs.

Sahm’s name became known all over the States between 2010 and 2011 when he exposed fraud in some Chinese companies operating in the US. Those companies include Chinese Marine Food Group, China-Biotics, and ChinaCast Education Corp. He achieved this through deep audited research then prompted SEC to take action against those firms.

Under his leadership in Kerrisdale Adrangi, the firm has shifted its research from general industries to specific sectors of his expertise such as mining, telecommunication, and biotechnology. In the biotechnology sector, Kerrisdale has done and published research on the development stage of many companies including Bavarian Nordic, Zafgen, Unilife, Pulse Biosciences and Sage Therapeutics. In the mining sector, Sahm Adrangi has led his company in research, which called into question the market valuation and mining prospects of resource companies such as Northern Dynasty Mineral and Majestic Silver. Sahm Adrangi has also done a lot of research on telecommunication companies such as Globalstar, Dish Network and ViaSat Inc. where he has shared skeptical views.

Sahm Adrangi had specialized in economics from the University of Yale. His professional career kicked off in Deutsche Bank where he worked as an analyst in the banks Leveraged finance group. His success has seen him work as the analyst in different companies such as Chanin Capital Partners and Longacre Fund Management LLC. He finally left to start his own company.

http://nakreport.com/2018/01/09/kerrisdale-capitals-sahm-adrangi-remains-thumbs-down-on-northern-dynasty-minerals/

Talos Energy Emerges Out Of The Deep

Determination Overcomes Tragedy

After a couple days of impact from Hurricane Harvey, the storm was due to drop another 6 feet of floodwaters on Texas. Tim Duncan assisted his wife, 6 year old son, and two dogs into the FEMA rescue boat. Duncan is the 45 year old CEO of Talos Energy. For four months he had already been working on a $2.5 billion merger of Tlaos Energy with Stone Energy. He was taking a big risk, but it would make his company public without the expenses of holding a public offering. He felt he couldn’t let the flood stop him from finalizing the deal. He took his family to Alabama, and once they were settled in, he flew back to Texas to camp out at his parent’s high and dry home to get his work done. He spent weeks after dinner negotiating the deal from his mother’s dining room. In May when the merger is complete, Talos will replace Stone’s place in the public market with a new ticker: TALO. This move makes Duncan the leader of an oil company with profits of $900 million. The majority of Talo’s assets will be in the Gulf of Mexico. This new company is capable of producing 48,000 barrels of oil per day, and plans to produce much more.

Never Feeling Hopeless

Duncan is an inspiration. He grew up in Egypt, Florida and Texas and sounds like a New Yorker when he speaks. The Hurricane hit at a time Duncan was at the peak of his negotiations with bondholders, money managers, and principal owners of Talos’ equity. The negotiations of the deal were already a challenge without the impact of Harvey. Duncan was able to make the most of a bad situation. This isn’t his first time dealing with a crisis. In 2005 Talo’s biggest asset had about 6 wells with a production platform attached to the seafloor when Hurricane Rita capsized the 13,000 ton platform. Talos was there for cleanup and now uses the location to pump 16,000 barrels daily into a special ship. Duncan’s house in Kingwood Texas was submerged for three days in floodwaters covering the entire first level. It has now been gutted down to the studs. He is facing this challenge in stride as well. He says now he enjoys making a way where everyone else doesn’t believe you can.

To know more visit @ twitter.com/talosenergyllc

Glen Wakeman the Outspoken Business Mentor

Glen Wakeman is the CEO and the founder of the company, Launchpad Holding, LLC a SAAS organisation. The company agenda is to empower upcoming entrepreneurs to be able to manage different businesses to succeed by providing them with relevant tools. Glen Wakeman applied the five steps of methodology that ask questions that are intended to overlook the principles of an enterprise plan, using a software. The idea to use the five-step methodology came as a result of many people seeking business advice from him. The concept is to mentor upcoming entrepreneurs to have the fundamental ideas of how to run a business irrespective of the type of service offered or the product.

 

Glen Wakeman is a veteran entrepreneur who has been on an adventure for his entrepreneurial activities. During his twenty-year career at GE (General Electric), he travelled to thirty-two countries for business and lived in six countries. Glen being a renowned business advisor, mentor and global executive, created a new segment named GE Money Latin America. It progressed from a one-man business to over 17,000 employees and a boost of $12billion assets.

 

His experience in the business sector made him form Launchpad the organisation that followed the five-step methodology. He had gathered massive knowledge of business, and this enabled him to know the concepts to run a successful business. Glen Wakeman is an outstanding technocrat who has gained enormous experience from working all around the globe. The business environment from his native land, the United States, Asia, Africa and many other countries, he has been to has exposed him to different business techniques leading to his expertise.

 

He has many followers on social media who seek the advice for business enterprise starting from running a babysitting venture to other more significant business ideas and skills. Glen Wakeman organization to nature upcoming entrepreneurs, is a very remarkable activity as it will foresee the progress of many businesses both large and small scaled, leading to great yielding of profits. Glen Wakeman Launchpad holdings is a wakeup call for those young entrepreneurs seeking to start a successful business in the long run.

Jeunesse Global creates innovative new multivitamin with AM PM Essentials

With all of the energy drinks and other performance-enhancing substances available over the counter today, it is, perhaps, surprising that productivity has not spiked through the roof. But it turns out that most products that people use to maintain high levels of productivity throughout the day have a particularly nasty side effect: They make it difficult to fall asleep at night.

Experts recommend that even caffeine use should be completely stopped by at least six hours before someone plans on falling asleep. With more hardcore and explicitly energy-boosting products, like supplements or energy drinks, that number should probably be expanded to eight or even 10 hours. However, few people heed this advice. The result is that people who consume energy drinks, caffeine or performance-enhancing supplements in the few hours before they go to sleep at night often end up suffering from insomnia. And this inability to fall asleep and stay asleep can not only erase any positive effect that performance-enhancing products may have during the workday, they can actually diminish overall productivity even with the use of those products.

But the truth is that few people are able to consistently stop drinking coffee, energy drinks, soda or any other substance that they use to help boost performance eight hours before they should be falling asleep. As a result, insomnia, of one degree or another, now ranks among the most serious killers of productivity in the country today. And few products that also seek to boost daytime performance have sought to address this problem.

But now, AM PM Essentials from Jeunesse Global is offering the first multivitamin that provides an all-natural means of helping people who need to be at peak performance during the day to wind down at night. AM Essentials contains all the fundamental nutrients to help people stay going strong throughout the workday. These include vitamins A through F as well as B6 and B12.

PM Essentials, on the other hand, contains a proprietary blend of natural ingredients that is formulated to help people wind down, falling asleep on time and staying asleep throughout the night, leaving the user refreshed and ready to face the next day.

https://bestcompany.com/mlm/company/jeunesse-global

Bob Reina: His Heart Is Pure

When people look at an individual like Bob Reina, they respond to the fact that his heart is pure and he wears his heart on his sleeve. He is very revealing in interviews, and he is not afraid to say what is on his mind in a manner that gets the point across in a polite yet firm way. Bob Reina knows there is important work being done over at Talk Fusion each and every single day. To people on the outside, they might only see it as a video technology company. However, they don’t see the big picture and Bob Reina has always kept his focus on the big picture of the company and the world as well.

He knows how many people are really unhappy, stressed, and miserable at their jobs. It has taken an emotional and physical toll on them. It has not been easy, and they are not exactly sure what they can do or how they can fix it. Once they discover Talk Fusion, they realize they can actually have the means to start up their own company and watch it grow from step one. That is what Bob Reina wants for the people out there, and he knows they deserve it and they have earned it as well.

Bob Reina is here fighting for the people because he knows they need it, they want it, and they deserve it. After all, it is why Bob Reina is giving out 30-day free trials of Talk Fusion to brand new customers. In case they are not sure what to expect or what Talk Fusion is all about, this takes all of the guess work out of it. It is just like any free trial in life, if they don’t like it, they can quit whenever they want. They are not tied to this.  Learn more: https://twitter.com/bobreina

However, Bob Reina is confident that once they get to sample it out and see all of the features in addition to the tremendous customer service team over at Talk Fusion, they will be head over heels in love with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talos Energy: Acquiring Stone Energy Corp.

Talos Energy is an independently ran oil and gas business. According to WorkplaceDynamics, Talos Energy was named the top workplace amongst resident small productions. In a $1.9 billion dollar merger, Talos Energy LLC is acquiring Louisiana Stone Energy Corp. The companies will then combine and be called Talos Energy Inc. The trade name in the New York Stock Exchange will be the icon “TALO”. Talos Energy Inc. has an end objective to be the leading offshore production and exploration business.Timothy S. Duncan is Talos Energy’s CEO. He believes that with the acquisition of Stone Energy, they will have more resources to accelerate Talos Energy’s development projects. The merger is thought to completely close by the early second quarter or late first quarter of 2018.

Once the union is done, Stone stockholders will keep 37% and Talos Energy stockholders will have the other 63% of the business. Stone Energy will have 4 members on the director’s board, while Talos Energy will have 10 members. According to the Houston Business Journal, the whole company is valued at roughly $2.5 billion dollars. The main headquarters will be located in Houston, Texas. Additional agencies will be found in New Orleans and Lafayette.Per the release, there will be about 136 million containers of oil with an average of 47,000 containers daily. In the Gulf of Mexico, Talos Energy will have 1.2 million gross acres. Also, the company is expected to have long-term notes until 2022, $600 million in borrowing abilities, and a $1 billion dollar credit office.Although Talos Energy has been faced with tough competition from different offshore Mexican opportunities, it still seems to be thriving quite efficiently.

In 2015, Talos Energy attained a bid in Mexico for exploration of shallow-waters. In July, partners and the energy company discovered roughly 2 billion containers at the Zama-1 well in Mexico.This top oil and gas group uses UBS Investment and Citigroup banks for financial advice. They also have several legal councils including Weiss, Vinson & Elkins LLP and Paul, Rifkind, and a couple others. Since the company did file for bankruptcy in 2016, this union is a representation of Talos Energy’s new success in its restructure.For Talos Energy, their expertise is centered on gaining assets around and in the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Coast regions. They have high interest in exploration, exploitation, and optimization. For 70 years, they have been improving their techniques in drilling and technology.Their team members work hard to give their best and most accurate performance. Talos Energy is supported by investment reserves joined with Riverstone Holdings LLC, Talos management, and Apollo Global Management, LLC. More information on Talos can be found at www.talosenergyllc.com.

Nathaniel Ru’s Sweetgreens To Success

Sweetgreen was started when three college friends noticed that there were not enough healthy places to eat near their campus dorms.

Mr. Ru and his two friends came up with a three page business plan and the tenacity to make daily calls to the landlord of the property they wanted to occupy. The landlord admired their passion and told them to come back with investors, and the rest is sweet history.

Fast forward six years and the Sweetgreens eateries now number 21, but have not lost their fun, easy, and healthy standards.

Mr. Ru stated that in every Sweetgreens restaurant kitchen there are 5 standards that founders and employees alike try to emulate everyday such as giving 110% to customers, only using the freshest ingredients, keeping Sweetgreens approach to food and customers real, having an all win approach, and most of all approaching each decision with sustainability in mind.

Even though Sweetgreens is growing, Mr. Ru assures customers that Sweetgreens would keep their individual spirit, using local architects to add personalized focal points to each building. Sweetgreens also works with the local farmers in every city they are situated, to assure a true “farm to table” vibe. Another idea that Sweetgreens handles differently is to focus on the “why” in business instead of the “what”.

For example, one Sweetgreens location was not getting any new opening business, because they moved buildings. So Nathaniel and his business partners focused on the “why” and decided to broadcast music on the weekends, now that location is busier than ever. Read more: Sweetgreen Entreprenuers | Fortune

Sweetgreens is turning into a lifestyle choice instead of a brand. Customers can order by the phone app or customize their order in store. Sweetgreens has become synonymous with healthy taste and surprisingly, music.

People make an emotional connection between food and music. Sweetgreens now hosts the “Sweet Life” music and food festival. Sweet Life is in its fourth year and is the regions biggest food and music festival.

Not bad for three kids who had a wholesome food idea one month before graduating from college. Mr. Ru graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 2007 with a Bachelor’s in Science. Nathaniel now functions as the CEO of Sweetgreens and also works with investments.