Shervin Pishevar says U.S. government caught in short-term thinking while infrastructure rots

Shervin Pishevar is one of the country’s most accomplished entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. In what little free time he has, he also manages to run one of the most popular Twitter feeds in the world of tech, with nearly 100,000 followers. Recently, the inveterate tech leader engaged in a 21-hour tweet storm, in which he addressed topics ranging from the role of the Federal Reserve to the problems that the United States is facing in staying competitive.

One of the serious issues that Pishevar sees coming is the generally failing infrastructure of the United States and the bloated and incompetent bureaucracies that allow it to happen. Shervin Pishevar says that the United States has some of the highest tax rates in the world. Yet the country’s taxpayers seem to get very little for the outrageous sums that they are compelled to pay.

Shervin Pishevar says that crumbling U.S. infrastructure is leading to serious problems for the country’s competitiveness. He cites recent controversies over tariffs as an example of one of the outcomes that follows from having poor infrastructure and unnecessarily high transportation and manufacturing costs relative to other industrial powers. As one example, Shervin Pishevar points to the fact that China is currently able to manufacture steel far cheaper than companies in the United States. This, he says, is largely due to the simple fact that China has a more efficient raw-materials transport system and has lower labor costs.

The problem with things like this, says Pishevar, is that the fundamental problem is not the unfairness of free trade but that the United States simply is not competitive on a global level. He says that steel production is but one spoke in a massive wheel of bureaucratic incompetence and infrastructural decay, which will eventually lead the United States to become a second-tier player on the stage of global trade.

Pishevar believes that America’s lack of competitiveness in nearly every major industry will eventually lead to the decline of the U.S. dollar as countries realize that it is no longer the best reserve currency. He says that the likely end is America’s slide into a third world backwater.

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Meet Sheldon Lavin, the man who transformed OSI Group

Sheldon Lavin serves as the chairman and the CEO of OSI Group. He has broad and extensive industry knowledge as a result of his work experience. OSI Group is an American privately owned organization that focuses on food processing and retailing. The company was established in 1909 and is headquartered in Aurora Illinois. Its during Sheldon’s tenure the company expanded globally with over 20,000 employees in 2016 and 80 facilities in 17 countries as a result, the company was recognized as international blueprint. Sheldon has remained committed and focused on the welfare of OSI Group, stakeholders and the employee, and hence he has been able to achieve excellent results. He focuses on innovation and large-scale financial operations to allow the organization to meet its complex food distribution chain. Although majors in protein food supply, the company also processes small quantities of starchy foods.

During an interview, Sheldon recalls his first day at OSI Group where he says he envisioned and aimed to expand and broaden the company to be an international brand. Sheldon says that though OSI is an international entrepreneur company they have a different culture that helps runs the company and hence its success. He states that the company is like a family and that is the big difference from other organizations.

Sheldon says he still has the vision to expand OSI to make more profitable growth in the future. The company and its leadership also intend to continue being the global leader by providing quality services and meeting the evolving food requirements by the clients. Sheldon Lavin says even when he will retire he believes that the company has individuals who will continue with the culture and carry on with the OSI’s visions. He, also, appreciates the efforts of the whole team saying that they are part of the success.

Sheldon Lavin was awarded a Global Visionary Award in February 2016 by India Vision world Academy. This is due to his incredible ability to transform OSI group to an international blueprint. He said he was happy and it is an honor to be recognized globally. OSI Group under the watch of Sheldon Lavin has also received various awards in connection with environmental sustainability and its corporate social responsibility. Sheldon Lavin makes it his duty to inspire the next generation to grow their organization responsibly and result in the growth of business globally. He remains largely involved in philanthropic activities.

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Berkshire Hathaway In Trouble, Stansberry Research Reports

Stansberry Research founder Porter Stansberry’s recent report about multinational conglomerate holding company Berkshire Hathaway was one that will surely be seen as controversial. This firm, and its CEO Warren Buffett, are very highly regarded in the business world. It is the third largest publicly traded company in the world, and the ninth largest conglomerate by revenue. Stansberry Research is a world-renowned financial advisory company that has proven to be quite accurate in the past. This company was founded in 1999 in Baltimore, Maryland, where they are still based.

According to this writer, Warren Buffett grew Berkshire Hathaway into a successful business by using an innovative and efficient business formula. The writer argues that, as long as the formula was followed, the business was extremely profitable. But he goes on to say that they have suffered a slight decrease in their fortunes of late, as a result of straying from the original formula.

That original formula worked like this: The company began by buying up insurance companies. Specifically, they would buy up P&C (Property and Casualty) insurance companies, and with those purchases they would also acquire a lot of “float” money. “float” money is cash that insurance companies hold in reserve from insurance premiums in order to pay claims. If the money is never paid out as a claim, the money simply remains as part of the “float” fund, and this money adds up over time. When Warren Buffett bought the first of these insurance companies, National Indemnity, he paid 8.6 million dollars. But along with this company, he also acquired 19.4 million dollars in float money. As of this writing, Buffet has now grown that original float fund to a worth of 114 billion dollars (Indeed).

This formula was effective because it gave Berkshire Hathaway access to huge amounts of investment capital without having to actually develop that capital on their own. thus, they always had more money to work with than other companies did, which was a tremendous advantage when making investments of any kind. The writer argues that the company has moved away from that model, instead choosing to acquire whole companies and to invest in high-risk and high-regulation markets.

Stansberry Research is a publisher of financial information and software, serving millions of investors around the world. Their team of financial analysts write a large number of articles intended to guide investors in the world of finance. Their software tools help an investor to stay updated on the ups and downs of various markets. People in over a hundred countries make use of their services on a regular basis. In addition to this, they organize conferences for investors and interested parties. Time will tell if this latest prediction will prove to be correct.

 

Agora Financial and What They’re All About

Retiring is a pretty big time in most people’s lives. It’s a time when you can finally say goodbye to your career and hello to a world of possibilities and relaxation. The problem comes when you do not save up properly for your retirement or you do not know much about investing and then spend your golden years struggling with money. This should not have to be a problem in anyone’s life, and hiring a financial expert to help out can be an expensive mess that costs you more money than it’s worth. This is where the company Agora Financial comes in quite beneficial for those looking to handle all of their own money problems and issues.

Agora Financial works as a publishing agency that only puts out information for your finances. You can read an e-book on investing while watching a film on budgeting and wealth management. The experts working with the Agora Financial company have scoured the world for information that pertains to finances and wealth, and they present this data in any and all of their publications that just about anyone can take advantage of either for free or a portion of the price you’d pay to hire an expert.

There are just certain things that are best left in your own hands, and this involves any and all of your money. In a lot of cases, financial experts don’t always look out for your best interest and there have been a lot of cases of money being stolen from clients who are working with a professional. Don’t let this happen to you and know that Agora Financial is a wonderful resource of information that can transform the way that you view your money and how it is invested, handled and budgeted to benefit your future self.

Oxford Club Members Create Extraordinary Success with Membership

Oxford Club Members are some of the wealthiest investors in the world and create extraordinary success with the resources and expertise found in the resources provided in their annual membership. Oxford Club was established in 1989, formally called Passport Club and was renamed the Oxford Club in 1991. The Oxford Club provides high-level intellectual and knowledgeable investment resources for it more than 100,000 members.

 

The Oxford Club was started as a networking organization by Bill Bronner, the founder of a $1 billion global conglomerate The Agora Companies. He provided this membership opportunity as a way for extremely wealthy entrepreneurs and business owners to network and develops specialized investment knowledge to capitalize on opportunities that presented themselves within the market and create consistent long-term returns on investment. By networking with leaders within various industries, insights from the sharing of investment knowledge for various asset categories provides in-depth knowledge for investors to obtain knowledge of different investment areas that can potentially provide great profits on investments. The research and analysis performed by the staff at The Oxford Club give members valuable insight and perspective on the market that is not available to the general public and gives its members opportunities to capitalize on the insight.

 

The Club has a group of experts in various asset classes including bonds, dividends, trading options, cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and various other asset classes that generate high levels of return on investment from the information provided. They have a very talented publishing and editorial staff that provides high-level insight and research into various areas of the investment sectors on a global scale. The information foster opportunities to both protect and grow massive investment portfolios for its members. They provide advantages that the wealthiest of investors in the world can benefit from by becoming members and networking with other investors from around the world. Oxford Club Members have three different categories of membership that cater to both the most elite of membership and to the general member disseminate different information and resources to cater to their needs and provide insight into the markets and provide creative investment opportunities. They are the Premier Membership, the Director’s Circle Membership, and Chairman’s Circle Membership. Each membership category caters to different levels of investors to provide the necessary intellectual understanding and information resources to capitalize on opportunities to not only grow but sustained there wealth and resources.

Securus Technologies Is Listening In On Inmates

Securus Technologies is an innovative company that designs state-of-the-art security and communication products for the U.S. penal system. Much of the Securus technology involves cameras, video chat platforms, monitoring services, crisis management methods, emergency response plans, biometric technology, advanced monetary systems, and quality security measures like the Wireless Containment System.

 

The Securus penal technology advancements are designed to be a preventative measure in protecting the public, officers/guards, and inmates. Richard (Rick) A. Smith is the CEO and President of Securus Technologies which is located in Texas and Georgia.

 

The Wireless Containment System is a secure network that can completely block illegal cell calls from within a prison’s environment. There are other industry designed products that can identify cellphone signals within a prison, but their products do not go far enough to ‘prevent’ cellphone signals from working. Unfortunately, these products can put people’s lives in danger and amount to monetary loss.

 

With the Wireless Containment System, prison officers are able to detect and track down contraband cellphone devices that are turned on and about to be used by inmates who are bent on doing wrong. Robert Johnson is a former prison officer who has joined Securus Technologies as a Wireless Containment System consultant and spokesperson.

 

Mr. Johnson knows first-hand how detrimental and harmful illegal cellphones are in the hands of certain inmates. Mr. Johnson has more than 15 years of working in South Carolina correctional facilities where he searched and seized illegal products from prisoners. Robert has appeared before the FCC to talk about how and why illegal cellphones in prisons and jails could potentially be dangerous to the public.

 

Robert Johnson said that thousands of illegal cellphones have been confiscated within the Florida penal system. For this reason, Florida was the first state to employ the Wireless Containment System. Robert Johnson also travels around the country talking to political figures and local state and federal penal officials on the importance of the Securus Technologies Wireless Containment System. Securus Technologies is also working with each state’s Department of Corrections who are trying to combat illegal devices.

 

Even though many incarcerated individuals use cellphones to legally speak to their family and friends, unfortunately there are prisoners in gangs that do not. When illegal cellphones fall into the hands of certain prisoners, they are often used to commit horrific crimes. However, the Wireless Containment System has vastly reduced the number of contraband cellphones to almost nil, showing how effective the Securus system works.

 

In 2018 Securus Technologies was named a Stevie Awards winner which the company has won three times previously. The Stevie Award is a prestigious American and International business acknowledgement award for companies that have demonstrated outstanding practices. Securus Technologies won for their exemplary sales approach methods, customer service design, and business development.

Sahm Adrangi of Kerrisdale Capital States Kodak Is A No Go Company

Sahm Adrangi of Kerrisdale Capital has built a valuable reputation for himself and within the investment industry for his impressive accomplishments and insight that has allowed him to achieve great success. As of late, Sahm Adrangi has expressed investors should be cautious before getting involved with Kodak, despite being a widely known and long standing company in the printing and photography market. Kerrisdale officially released their report on Kodak in February, which was mostly negative on Kodak’s behalf due to their latest business efforts.

Recently, Kodak’s stock rose an incredible 187 percent, just after making an announcement that they were entering a partnership with cryptocurrency groups. This allowed them to launch blockchain technology for image licensing. This is not nearly enough for Sahm after what he has seen, and will not be one over by the current trends, especially considering the volatility of the cryptocurrency markets.

Sahm Adrangi took the short position with Kodak, which means that Kerrisdale will stand to profit if Kodak stock decreases. Sahm believes that the cheap attempt of using cryptocurrency to boost stock prices will ultimately blow up in Kodak’s face as it doesn’t do anything to address their current issues that are causing the company to fail in the first place. Given the odd behavior of the management going on at Kodak, Kerrisdale is highly unlikely to regain any confidence in Kodak and suggests other investors do the same.

Sahm Adrangi founded Kerrisdale Capital back in 2009 with under a million dollars to invest. Today, he has built Kerrisdale into a large corporation, with assets above 150 million at the companies disposal. All of this was achieved in less than a decade thanks to Sahm’s leadership and insight to take part in profitable companies. Given the track record of Kerrisdale so far, it would be hard to go against the word of Sahm Adrangi and the vast experience he has accumulated up to this point.

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Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, 4th President Of Bradesco

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, the Chief Executive and 4th President of Bradesco has over 4 decades of experience under his belt and has brought revolution to every area of Bradesco he has touched.

Bradesco is the 2nd largest financial services company in Brazil. Founded in 1943 by the 1st president of the company, Amador Aguiar in Marilia. Bradesco, as its slogan says “move forward” has since expanded to included office all over Latin America and in New York, and has a well-respected reputation in Brazil.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, was born in the same founding city as Bradesco, Marilia. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi began working at Bradesco in 1969, as a bank clerk. After two years as a bank clerk, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi relocated to live in Sao Paulo, and by 1984 Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi would be the Director of Marketing. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, having been a bank teller, and dealing with the individual customers understood right away the importance of public relations and the company’s ability to grow. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi sought to advance the culture of company. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi began pushing the company to have a more open and transparent relationship with press. By having an open relationship with the public promotes honesty and familiarity, both being good for solid organic growth.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi transitioned to private pension company of Bradesco, and was Executive Director from 1992 to 1998. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, at the age of 47,would become the Executive Vice President of Bradesco and president of Bradesco Seguros (Insurance). As the president of the Bradesco Seguros, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi doubled the company’s size, grabed 25% of the market share of insurance premiums, and accounted for about 30% of Bradesco’s profits. During his time as president of Bradesco Seguros, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was well on his way to becoming the president and leader of Bradesco. While in Rio de Janeiro, Bradesco Seguros’s home offices, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is credited with getting Christ the Redeemer statue added to the New Seven Wonders of World. Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi created the catchy phrase “vote for Christ”. This short catchy phrase is what pushed the vote count over the needed threshold to make the list.

In 2009 Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi would become Bradesco’s 4th President. As president Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi began restructuring the executives into teams of cadres to encourage collaboration. In 2015, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi would be named Entrepreneur of the year by Money magazine. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi successful closed what was the largest deal in Brazil that year, a $5.2 billion deal to acquire HSBC in Brazil, with the approval of former president and current Chairman of the Board of Directors Lazaro Brandao. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi referred to the acquisition as accomplishing in one deal, what would take multiple years of organic growth.

Source: http://www.valor.com.br/financas/5306443/bradesco-anuncia-octavio-lazari-no-lugar-de-luiz-carlos-trabuco

Alex Paul Of The Chainsmokers Talks About Working With Halsey

The Chainsmokers are a popular band who rose to international prominence in 2014. They are a DJ duo made up of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart. Alex Pall originally had a different person in The Chainsmokers and they really began to take off once Drew Taggart entered the picture. They now had three successful albums under their belts and numerous singles. One of the things that sets The Chainsmokers apart from similar bands is that they are highly involved in writing and performing their own lyrics and vocal respectively.

Alex Pall says that when he met Drew they both knew they clicked professionally. They started out talking about their musical influence he says which progressed to what each of them wanted out of their careers and what they would do to achieve success. He says that he brought his DJ skills to the mix while Drew brought his ability to produce music. Alex Pall says that they both agreed they didn’t want to treat The Chainsmokers like a job but that they both did need to learn a number of things to really be successful.

In every musical genre it is hard to stand out from other performers, Alex Pall says. Everyone is trying to outcompete everyone else which is no different for DJ duos in the electronic genre. After starting out together he and Drew decided they didn’t want to just do dance music because they had a lot of other music types they liked. Eventually, this led to them blurring the lines between genres and becoming a bit electric, dance, indie, pop, and hip-hop he says.

Alex Pall says that it was a joy to work with Halsey on their song “Closer”. He said she was one of the artists they had really wanted to do a performance with for a while. He says she has a really strong voice and she is her own personality. The song was written by Taggart along with one of their mutual friends while they were on tour. Alex Pall says song marked a big turn for them since Taggart sang on it and they self-produced it.

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Matt Badiali Has Some Specific Criteria When It Comes To Choosing the Best Companies for Freedom Checks

Matt Badiali is an investment advisor that specializes in helping clients to make wise choices investing in the natural resources industry. He is particularly qualified to serve in this role because of his background as a geologist. He holds an earth sciences degree from Penn State, a masters degree in geology from Florida Atlantic and a PhD from the University of North Carolina in sedimentary geology. Matt Badiali holds several important positions in the world of investment consulting including the role as editor of S&A Resource Report and the role of natural resources expert at Banyan Hill Publishing. Banyan Hill is a publishing company that focusses on the investment industry. Visit kennedyaccounts.com to know more about Freedom Checks.

What Are Freedom Checks and How Does Matt Badiali Recommend You Choose the Right Company:

Matt Badiali is a huge advocate for investors buying Freedom Checks. If you are unsure what a Freedom Check is, Matt, explains it as being “a dividend that is paid by one of two types of companies, either a master limited partnership or a royalty trust.” To clarify, a master limited partnership is a business that exists as a publicly traded limited partnership and contains the associated tax benefits of a partnership.

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A royalty trust is a is a corporation involved in the natural resources industry. Its profits are not subject to tax at the corporate level if a large percentage of its profits are distributed as dividends among its shareholders. Freedom Checks trade the same way as a regular stock would but with a large number of companies offering them, it can be confusing as to which ones are the best. Matt has four well-defined rules for helping his clients determine if a Freedom Check provider is worth their investment. Firstly, it must be a company that has a minimum of $1 billion of in-demand assets. The second rule is that that the company provides consistent, large payments to investors. The third rule he stipulates is that the company in question has to have a long-standing track record for making its investors a lot of money. Lastly, Matt wants to see indisputable proof of the legitimacy of the company’s financials before he will recommend their Freedom Checks. Watch this video at Youtube.