After years of working in the financial technology sector, Jed McCaleb decided to create a localized payment network that would help solve many of the issues experienced by the world’s traditional financial institutions; a company entitled Stellar. Since the early 2000’s, Jed McCaleb has been known for his creation of eDonkey, an early peer-to-peer file-sharing network, as well as Ripple, and the first Bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox. Ironically, it was his interest in Bitcoin that led to the development of the Stellar Network, as he quickly realized the potential within Bitcoin’s latent idea – it’s just a distributed database used to move value. According to the World Bank, there are currently billions of people around the world that are currently considered to be unbanked being that they have no reliable means of transferring funds cheaply and efficiently. Since the launching of the Stellar Network, Jed McCaleb has met with the United Nations regarding its prospects and has also developed a number of prominent partnerships with non-profit organizations such as South Africa’s Praekelt Foundation.
The keys to Jed McCaleb’s continued success as an entrepreneur lies in his preparation and planning. It is imperative to him, and in his opinion, to the success of any entrepreneur to ensure that the vision of the project is known and maintained by each member of the team working on its completion. He consistently breaks his workday down into two parts, consisting of a focus period and a reactive period. While working during his focus period, he generally spends his time building and coding the actual product that he is involved in, and while in the reactive session, he spends time writing and responding to emails that affect the trajectory of the business.
Jed McCaleb recently became involved with artificial intelligence, believing that it one of the most important forms of technology to impact the future of the world. Aligning himself with the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, whose goal is to create tools that will make the safe operation of artificial intelligence a possibility for upcoming generations, he acts as an advisor and charitable donor.
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AvaTrade is an online Forex broker that allows its registered users to trade in all kinds of different foreign currencies. One standout reason that many people sign up with the company is the fact that it has been around for many years and its reputation is still sparkling after all of that time. Not only does AvaTrade offer a platform for both beginners and pros, alike, but it also offers training and educational courses in Forex. While AvaTrade won’t put in the work for you or tell you what you should be trading or investing in, it offers its users the important kinds of information that help them to make better decisions for themselves. Basically, instead of giving you fish, it teaches you how to fish. What really is catching people’s attention, is the fact that the platform can help them from the time they are just getting into online trading through the time they have become an expert.
AvaTrade is a Dublin, Ireland based Forex broker that also allows for the online trading of a spread of other currencies that are used all over the world. While it is headquartered in Ireland, the company has offices in Japan, Italy, France, Spain, Australia, Mongolia, China, Nigeria, and Chile, and has been in the online trading sector since its founding in 2006. AvaTrade was put together by a group of financial experts and professionals who focus in on web-commerce to create a better experience for beginning and expert traders, alike.
It only took a few years for AvaTrade to grow to the point where it has more than 200,000 registered users who take part in over two million trades that total up to $60 billion of trading every month. Part of what makes the company unique is the fact that its support desk can help people from all over the world due to its multilingual capabilities. While the company is billed as a Forex trader, it allows online traders to also partake in indices, stocks, and commodities. Since 2009, AvaTrade has picked up nine awards in its industry, and it is the favorite trading portal of many successful online traders.
A group of entrepreneurs and investors forms a network of members known as the Oxford Club. The club consists of a team of researchers and analysts with over 30 combined years of investment experience. The goal of the club is to provide sound investment opportunities from several different asset classes. Here are a few of the main investment principles offered by the Oxford Club.
Asset Allocation- A Balanced Portfolio
Successful investors understand the importance of a diversified portfolio, and so does the Oxford Club. By using an investment approach that includes cyclical stocks, blue-chip stocks, ETFs and other asset classes, the Oxford Club shields its investors from any dramatic drops in one specific sector.
Successful investors also know that a proven exit strategy is just as important as when to buy an asset. The Oxford Club makes sure its members have a clear exit strategy that tells them when to cut their losses and when to hang on to an investment.
Cutting Investment Expenses
Members of the Oxford Club can choose from several different investment vehicles without paying the traditional fees required by fund managers. Members can learn how to build a portfolio that cuts traditional expenses “to the bone.” Instead of paying ridiculously high fees that cut a portfolio’s net returns, the Oxford Club can help members cut annual investment expenses down to 0.3 percent.
The Oxford Club helps its members achieve financial well-being by offering market-beating returns and the preservation of wealth. Members enjoy time-tested investment strategies built to beat the returns of the major market averages.
With over 80,000 members across the globe, the Oxford Club is fast-becoming a global leader in the investment landscape. Members also gain access to financial seminars, educational tools and the educational arm of the club, known as Investment U.
Whitney Wolfe, a graduate of International Studies, is known for her admirable work, whether it be selling charitable handbags, or creating one of the biggest dating apps in the world of technology. Correction: Whitney Wolfe has created numerous top-rated dating and relationship apps. In fact, Whitney Wolfe has been named one of the top 30 women under the age of 30, so clearly her ideas are amazing. Beginning with Tinder, Whitney Wolfe showed off her talent for creating relationship matches.
However, Whitney Wolfe knew she could make something even more buzz-worthy. Specifically, Whitney Wolfe created a female-driven dating app, where the woman in the match was able to (as well as required to) make the first move. Bumble became a hit, but Whitney Wolfe was not finished. While studying technology and its many usages, Wolfe realized that romantic partners weren’t the only thing being sought online; people also wanted to make matches for friendships. With this in mind, Whitney created Bumble BFF. Similar to Bumble, this app allows people to create matches from the comfort of their mobile devices. Both friendship and romantic matches were rising from Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble creations, which inspired her most recent project.
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Whitney Wolfe’s latest success is known as the Hive. This bee-inspired (yet very modern) hangout area had an intended use for Bumble match meet-ups. Although, Whitney Wolfe, an educated woman of many strengths and talents, wanted the Hive to be a place of empowerment. The Hive, which is located in New York, has plans of hosting educational courses and business seminars. Of course, tips on dating and relationships will also be presented. A special guest appearance from DryBar will be made, as they will have styling sessions available on a specified date. Great hair, knowledge, and a beautiful yellow hangout spot…how could it get any better? Let’s cross our fingers that Whitney Wolfe and her squad of bees has plans of expanding the Hive, as each state truly deserves such an amazing, innovative, and social experience. Cheers to Bumble and all the friendships and relationships that is has people buzzing (and celebrating) about!
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Eric Lefkofsky is the name to reckon with in the field of innovation and technology. Currently, he serves as the chairman of Groupon Inc, a firm he co-founded and is on the board of many other companies that he founded, such as Lightbank Investments, MediaOcean, Echo Global Logistics, Tempus Inc, and Innerworkings. Eric Lefkofsky is also a well-known philanthropist in the United States and has his foundation by the name of Lefkofsky Family Foundation, which he runs along with his wife, Liz Lekfkofsky.Lefkofsky Family Foundation aims at developing and implementing high impact initiatives in the field of education, healthcare, and community welfare. The foundation also donates generously in the area of medical research. Eric Lefkofsky completed his graduation from the University of Michigan and went on to receive Juris Doctor Degree from the same university.
Tempus is one of the most recent ventures of Eric Lefkofsky that deals in aggregating data collected from various medical centers and hospitals for cancer research. Eric Lefkofsky doesn’t belong to the medical field, but he realized that there is a dire need for the use of advanced database management system in the field of medical and cancer research, which can be of immense help to the research scholars and the physicians.Tempus Inc by providing accurate and reliable data and statistics on the clinical and patient outcome results would help the doctors understand why some treatment is effective in some patients, and not on others. Moreover, Tempus Inc correlates the genomic data to ensure that the results put together by technologically are not practically usable as well, and can help make visible progress in the field of cancer research and developing more efficient cancer therapies.
Eric Lefkofsky is also known for his best-selling book named Accelerated Disruption. The book talks about how it is important for the major companies to continue to focus on innovation and going for a makeover in the age of technology. Eric emphasizes on innovation to ensure that the businesses that have been changed maker in the industry do not get overwhelmed by start-ups that aim to change the whole dynamics of how the industry operates. There are times when the start-ups have come with a new idea and innovative technologies, which have completely shape-shifted the entire industry, and it is the reason why companies must focus on continually innovating their products, services, and business machinery.
Since its founding in 1972, JHSF has built a strong reputation as one of the leading specialists in developing and managing innovative and sustainable high-end real estate and commercial properties. Even though the company began operating primarily in Sao Paulo, Brazil where it is headquartered, JHSF has expanded its operations to new locations in Miami and New York in the United States. It also develops and manages properties in Uruguay and other cities in Brazil. The company’s strategy saw it list at the local financial market as a publicly traded company. It has also expanded its employee base. Currently, the company has over one thousand employees who are highly qualified and have played a critical role in determining the company’s success over the years. Its exceptional service delivery and commitment to using innovative technologies in high-end sustainable property development has seen the company win several awards. The company’s projects have been lauded and honored by architects for its exceptionally innovative design. Its management portfolio includes luxury hotels, an executive business airport and high-end real estate properties. The company also manages shopping malls.
Jose AuriemoNeto’s Keen Eye for High-end Properties
Even before taking the leadership mantle at JHSF, Jose AuriemoNeto had already shown that he had a talented in management and a keen eye for building businesses. The current chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors at JHSF took up entrepreneurship at a significantly young age. At only 17 years, Mr. Neto founded a network of parking lots business, which he managed successfully. He later enrolled to study engineering at FAAP but did not complete his studies; but the experience was good enough to ignite a passion in him for unique properties. His tenure at JHSF has been marked exponential growth in the company’s profile as a specialist in high-end properties. He guided the company towards expansion in various territories including New York and Uruguay where he has visited personally to inspect the progress of the company’s projects. He has also directed the company’s investment in shopping malls such as the Garden City and various luxurious hotels. His expansion initiatives include investment in local projects such as Marginal Pinheros.
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Marc Sparks is the epitome of success. His life success is a story of inspiration and motivation. Marc attributes his success to his faith in God, tenacity, the ability to see rare opportunity, and the ‘Marc’s speed.’
Marc did not go to college; he completed his education in high school. He has, however, established the over 60 startups proving that with hard work, there is nothing that one can’t do. Most of the startups that he developed were successful, but some were disastrous. He didn’t, however, focus on the failure, he used them to learn and soar to new heights.
Marc is a serial entrepreneur and a venture capitalist. As a venture capitalist, he has managed to support different companies by providing capital.
Over the years, Marc has developed great wisdom which he shared with his employees and also the world. Marc believes that the key to a successful business is to lead by example. He establishes the path for his employees to follow.
The ability to spot good businesses is what has given Marc the success. He takes ideas that people think are risky and creates a business model, goal, and objective. Marc then follows the blueprint until the idea is a successful business.
Marc is the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of the Timber Creek Capital. Through the Company, he has managed to build a portfolio of successful companies. Not all companies are included in the portfolio.
Mark the Author
Marc has written and published a book ‘They Can’t Eat You.’ Even though it took a little convincing from his friends, Mark said that writing the book was the best thing. In the book, he provides different stories of his failures and triumphs. Marc said that people would learn more from his mistakes than his successes. For instance, he has included the story of how he established Insurance Company, and he lost it in a ninety-day period.
Marc, the philanthropist
Marc believes that ‘to whom much is given, much is required.’ That is the reason why he partnered and supported different organization. His love for humanity has made him partner with the Samaritan Inn in Texas. This is a shelter for the homeless. Through the home, Marc and the rest of the Samaritan Inn provide different programs. The residents of the home stay for five months during which they are equipped with skills and information on financial management.
Marc has also partnered with the Habitat for Humanity. The organization helps to build homes for various families.
Through his organization, Marc has managed to provide laptops to children from low-income households in a bid to end the cycle of poverty.
Outside work Marc loves, fishing, hiking, golfing, and hunting.
John Goullet is an IT staffing professional as well as an entrepreneur. He started his career as an IT consultant in 1994. Later on, Mr. Goullet transitioned to an IT staffing professional after gaining intense experience in IT staffing industry. Working as an IT staffing specialist and consultant gave Mr. Goullet a broad perspective in the IT marketplace. John Goullet leveraged his understanding of market trends to establishing his first IT staffing firm, Info Technologies. While at Info Technologies, Mr. Goullet would provide IT staffing solutions and services to Fortune 500 companies across the US. Within five years, Info Technologies’ value grew to over $30 million.
John Goullet at DIVERSANT LLC
As a visionary entrepreneur, Mr. Goullet saw the importance of partnering with others, and therefore merged Info Technologies with DIVERSANT Inc., to form DIVERSANT LLC. Upon the merger, Mr. Goullet became the Principal of the newly formed DIVERSANT LLC. As an enthusiastic leader, Mr. Goullet encourages creativity and upholding ethical behavior. At DIVERSANT LLC, Mr. Goullet is responsible for formulating strategies that help the company conquer and avert challenges in the ever-evolving IT marketplace. As DIVERSANT’s Principal, John Goullet embarks on providing quality IT staffing services and solutions to mid-market and Fortune 500 clients. Under Mr. Goullet’s guidance, DIVERSANT LLC has hired industry leaders to be part of its innovative team.
Over the years, Mr. Goullet demonstrates professionalism in steering DIVERSANT LLC. In fact, the firm would experience drastic growth even during the economic hardship. Mr. Goullet’s belief in teamwork has been instrumental to the success of the company. Through his exemplary efforts, DIVERSANT LLC is the leading African-American owned IT staffing firm in the United States. Just recently, DIVERSANT LLC was certified as a Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE).
John Goullet IdeaMensch
Already as a teenager, John Goullet was fascinated with the subject of IT staffing. Mr. Goullet has been in business for the past 22 years; however, 24 years ago he realized that IT staffing was a low-barrier-to-entry venture. Since there are a few IT professionals in the United States, Mr. Goullet looks forward to developing set of IT staffing skills to meet specific customer needs.
Kyle Bass is always in constant trouble it seems. He has a shady association, does things that are questionable, and yet he still maintains his innocence. He made his money by becoming one of the prominent hedge fund managers for this country. Now, he is making bold declarations and stating that China’s economic struggles are over. Whether the value of the dollar goes up or down will affect what happens next. China could suffer from another setback, or his epic trading position could pay off royally.
Bass has always been known for making big calls that either pan out big or land him flat on his face. The PowerShares U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund or UPP shows trends of improvement. The graph shows a rising 15-day movement, which is more than it has done in over a year. However, if the dollar rallies at all, it could cause investors to become leery of making any investments. Despite Bass and his shortcomings, he was able to predict the 2008 crash. People are more apt to listen to him because he is good at predictions.
UsefulStooges reminds us that his big prediction is that the dollar will increase while the Asian currency will deteriorate. Bass doesn’t feel that China will experience Armageddon by any means, but he does feel that there is much cause for alarm. He feels that they will follow the paths of the United States and how they handled the great market crash of 2008. He believes they will drop their deposit rate to zero in an attempt to gather interest. Right now, the entire global outlook is hinging on the dollar.
Some say that this is the “revenge” the Bass needs to get his footing again. However, there are several people just waiting for him to make another mistake. With Bass, it’s like trying to predict the weather. You never knew which way the wind will blow and if a storm is coming. Trying to figure out what Kyle is doing and if there is any truth to his madness is similar.
Jim Hunt has created a cemented reputation in the business community due to his expertise and knowledge in finance. Apart from his exceptional skills in finance, Hunt has managed to create an application that will boost the number of people joining the finance sector through raising their confidence level in this particular field.
Hunt came up with this VTA application after realizing that most people fear diving into the finance industry due to lack of adequate knowledge. Individuals gradually gain confidence in this sector as they acquire more information. Individuals, who are referred to as experts, are recognized by such a term due to their level of knowledge regarding a given field or topic.
The Hunt and VTA Publications’ system is capable of eliminating second thoughts from the equation by introducing real variables obtained from actual industry data. Subsequently, any investor will be in a position to identify the expected revenue that he or she will get upon investing in a preferred investment portfolio.
This proves that investment and education are somehow intertwined. Mainly, this is because people can only understand how and why things work as they do when an appropriate training system is put in place
Detailed Information About VTA Publications
Established in 2012, VTA Publications is a private limited company with a registered office situated in Norfolk. It publishes non-fiction material for distance learning courses as well as an event organizer that caters to specialist genres. VTA is driven significantly by the objective of offering clients with revolutionary information. This is done through publishing free courses and articles, which are contained in both physical and digital media. Mostly, the courses and articles revolve around two primary fields, finance and economics.
VTA publications achieves its goals through sourcing for the professionals in their area of specialization in a bid to compile their tradecraft and experience in a manner that its clients can comprehend. Further, it operates as a booking agent for events as well as seminars of a similar nature. Some of its latest articles include Trouble Awaits If You Do This, Beating the Odds and Are You on the Zombie Train?