As the co-founder of the Stellar Foundation with a fellow co-founder, Joyce Kim, Jed McCaleb has been on a mission to connect the bankless around the world to financial institutions. As a serial entrepreneur, computer programmer, and inventor, Jed McCaleb, is very popular for being an early adopter of technology. McCaleb created Internet platforms and websites, like Mt. Gox. And when it comes to hot technology like blockchain and new methods of payment like Bitcoin, McCaleb is right there with the trends. Recently, McCaleb has focused on cryptocurrency-based ventures like Stellar.org.
According to Jed in a recent interview in early May of 2018 that he wanted to dole out 10 dollars’ worth of Stellar to many people, but the Stellar Foundation system is not ready yet to be able to accomplish this task. McCaleb also said that Stellar Foundation has been hiring rather profusely over the last eight weeks. McCaleb also noted that Stellar Foundation would be announcing something quite big soon.
McCaleb also remarked in the interview that Stellar Foundation utilizes an open protocol for making payments. McCaleb’s Stellar Foundation uses a Stellar consensus protocol with Bitcoin as a proof of work. Because the Bitcoin exchange process is a costly one, Stellar.org has a much more efficient system.
Because McCaleb believes that the cryptocurrency world is in a similar dot-com stock bubble like the year 2000, he wants his Stellar Foundation to be real enough when the crash comes. Unlike another cryptocurrency like Ethereum, Stellar Foundation is an open system — basically, any entity can use it. McCaleb notes that Stellar (XLM) is a much different model because Ethereum is a general platform, and if you want to transfer Bitcoin or store cryptocurrency, Stellar is more efficient for transactions. And even a legendary technology company like IBM is using McCaleb’s Stellar. IBM uses Stellar’s network because of their active transactions.
Jed McCaleb and Kim are implementing their vision of a world where banking institutions, which work with his Stellar platform and its tools, can thrive in an open-source network. McCaleb wants Stellar to be secure, stables and affordable regarding cryptocurrency transactions.
Stream Energy, a Dallas, Texas-based energy company, established the “Stream Cares Foundation” in an effort to formalize its philanthropy efforts. Philanthropy has always been part of the company culture, but to establish an entity dedicated to charitable causes is something new in the business world. The entity moved into action following Hurricane Harvey when Stream Cares began funding recovery efforts.
Through its philanthropic methods, the company is giving back to the community. This helps the company build loyalty with customers as well as garner a certain level of respect. Stream Energy has built relationships with several charitable causes through the years including the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. A cause embraced by Stream Energy is homelessness. Working with Hope Supply Co, the two entities sponsored an event called Splash for Hope. It is an event for homeless children and the costs for entrance to the event and meals served were covered by the company and Hope. The event brings homeless children to a local water park for a day of fun.
Stream Energy also works with Hope in a collaborative effort to provide school supplies, clothes, and diapers to disenfranchised children of Texas. Providing the necessary help to the children is both rewarding and uplifting for both companies. It is heartwarming to reach out a helping hand and know the beneficiary of such help is able to take a positive step forward toward a better and more positive life.
The company not only donates financial help to those in need, but they also take the time to meet and work with the organizations and individuals they help. Stream Energy also works with Operation Once in a Lifetime and offered not only financial support, but moral support, as well. The organization offers support to veterans and their families in the Dallas area. The company provided transportation to veterans and their loved ones to attend a special luncheon at a Texas restaurant. After the luncheon, Stream Energy was the co-host of the American Girl Doll Experience. This allowed daughters of members of the military to choose an American Girl Doll and have lunch at the American Girl Café.
When David Zalik founded GreenSky Credit in 2006, he was nearly 100 percent sure that he had a winner on his hands. But the then-32-year-old entrepreneur was facing a market that was uncertain and a model that had never before been tested. Still, the young businessman was willing to stake essentially everything he had on the future success of his company. David Zalik had as much skin in the game as can possibly be put there.
To come up with the money, he mortgaged more than $10 million of commercial real estate, representing his entire effective net worth. Zalik could have taken on partners, but so strong was his belief in the future success of GreenSky Credit that he wanted to retain as much equity in the firm as he possibly could. This would prove to be a wise decision.
Zalik first got the idea for GreenSky Credit while working on another one of his companies, Outweb. The e-consultancy firm had a large number of clients in the home-remodeling sector. And Zalik was able to see, first-hand, the problems that this industry faced. One of the issues that Zalik saw was the constant losing of sales at the retail level to customers who had simply underestimated how much a home remodeling project would ultimately cost. It was not uncommon for customers with little or no contracting experience to underestimate the true cost of projects by up to 50 percent. When they finally were informed of the actual price, the sticker shock was frequently enough to ensure that the deal would fall through.
GreenSky Credit addresses this problem by pairing merchants with 14 of the nation’s largest creditors. Because the majority of customers for high-end home remodeling have excellent credit scores, GreenSky Credit can offer extremely attractive terms on the loans while also guaranteeing lenders a very low probability of defaults. This model has proven to be an excellent way to facilitate deals that would have otherwise fallen through.
Today, GreenSky Credit originates more than $5 billion in loans every year. Zalik seeks to grow to doing $20 billion in annual loans by 2020.
Gluteal augmentation is all the rage these days. In Brazil the procedure is performed more than 20,000 times a year. In the United States a growing number of people are turning to board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Mofid when they want safe, effective gluteal augmentation that delivers spectacular results. Educated and trained at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard, Dr. Mofid has also received years of advanced training from Dr. Raul Gonzalez, a Brazilian gluteal augmentation expert considered one of the world’s most experienced and highly skilled plastic surgeons.
In addition to his superior training, Dr. Mark Mofid is known for his commitment to patient safety. While other plastic surgeons were comfortable using the same unreliable gluteal implants that had been popularized decades ago, Dr. Mofid spent over 8 years researching safer implants to use in his patients. When he couldn’t find one, he designed a new, safer model that has now been embraced by a growing number of plastic surgeons. The innovative new gluteal augmentation implant designed by Dr. Mark Mofid is safer, more effective, has improved ratios, a low profile and allows for better intramuscular positioning. Plus, it looks great.
Dr. Mark Mofid has two offices in California where patients can visit when they are looking for the industry’s safest gluteal augmentation procedure. One is located in La Jolla and the other is located in San Diego. In addition to knowing they will get a gluteal augmentation that will look great, Dr. Mofid’s patients can also rest assured he will only perform medically safe procedures. While many plastic surgeons have developed a reputation that their actions are driven primarily by their desire to make as much money as possible, patients know Dr. Mark Mofid is committed to patient health and safety.
While improving his technique and the quality of the implants he uses, Dr. Mark Mofid is constantly exploring, researching, collaborating and learning new methods to make gluteal augmentation safer and better for his patients. A master innovator and industry leader, Dr. Mofid has helped to improve the standards for and reputation of plastic surgeons performing gluteal augmentation.
Mike Baur and Max Meister of Swiss Startup Factory recently sat down for an interview to talk about entrepreneurship. The established their company to help tech entrepreneurs get through the earliest stage of forming a company. They both brought a wealth of experience to their company. Mike Baur worked for many years in Switzerland’s private banking industry where he managed the funds of investments of extremely wealthy people. Max Meister, meanwhile, has done management consulting for many years.
Several new entrepreneurs have now gone through Swiss Startup Factory’s business boot camp. They receive the funding they need to get their company’s established as well as other resources, mentoring, and very valuable connections. In their interview, Mike Baur asked questions of his business partner.
First, Mike Baur asked his business partner he wanted to co-found Swiss Startup Factory. The reason, Max Meister said, was that there was a big gap in the marketplace where new tech companies were not getting the help they needed to successfully start a company. They had fantastic ideas but no idea about how to get funding and operationally go about setting a firm up. Like Mike Baur, he felt passionate about filling this need they saw in the tech industry.
Mike Baur also what Max Meister wishes he had done differently as the CEO of Swiss Startup Factory for the past three years. The answer was that he really feels like they did just about everything right. He would have tweaked at the edges, such as spending more time asking potential new clients what their motivations were for starting a new company.
As an entrepreneur, Mike Baur says that inspiration and really great ideas will come to you. He says they most often occur spontaneously. He says this often occurs when a person needs some production and then find out it doesn’t exist and they then want to know why not. An entrepreneur, he says, will recognize that this product could be filling a need others have as well and then start to investigate farther to see if it would be a good enough idea to build a company around.
Another quality that Mike Baur says entrepreneurs need to have is trust in themselves and what they are selling if they really believe in it. They should ignore people who are just being negative and not offering any constructive feedback. He also says they should never fear failure.
If Jeunesse’s loyal base of followers isn’t the first sign that the wellness company is onto something good, its place in the top 500 list of burgeoning direct sellers should be a fine indicator. For almost a full decade, Jeunesse Global has delivered inspired health products to the world in an effort to change humanity nine steps at a time with it’s renown Youth Enhancement System (Y.E.S.), which was developed from complex formulas of nature’s simplest provisions.
The beauty of Y.E.S. is so much more than the all-natural composition, Jeunesse’s fixation with the number 9 or the cutting-edge research that goes into their offerings; it’s the humble admission that they can’t copy the greatness of the human body, only supplement it. The reality is, the most powerful technology on the planet rests nowhere else but inside ourselves, each and every one of us. The wonders of the body’s self-correcting facilities can be realized by providing it with the resources to make it work, and that’s precisely what Jeunesse does.
Do you struggle to sleep well at night? Are you waking up groggy and unwilling to drink coffee to fix it? Do you experience mid-day crashes or inevitable lapses in focus? Y.E.S. is here to deliver against all of these complications and more with nine product lines that attack a different area of the wellness concept as a whole. Other products emphasize smooth, glowing skin; fitness supplements that burn fat, boost muscle and restrain appetite; and even basic immunity enhancement supplements to protect you from the elements. You can also find antioxidant packages, a two-minute solution to mild skin flaws on the face such as enlarged pores and wrinkles, and a natural brain booster to keep you sharp.
Although it sounds like Y.E.S. is engineered for older folk, it’s truthfully designed with everyone in mind: man, woman, young and old, all walks of life, no exceptions. Those who are young can take advantage of the system to preserve what they still have while the wiser among us have the means of reclaiming what was once theirs. Because Y.E.S. is completely natural, the potential for problems down the road is minimal if the products are used as directed.
Waiakea Water: Ethical, Charitable, Sustainable, Healthy, And Tastes Great Too
Imagine sitting on a beach and your soaking up the sun and all of the sudden you get thirsty. You reach for a bottle of water and after one sip, you realize that it was not your usual brand. Waiakea Water is everything that Hawaii represents in bottle form. The Hawaiian volcanic water is not your typical grocery store bottled water.
The company was founded in 2012 and the source of water is a volcano. As the snow melts and the rain falls, it goes through a natural filtration system that consists of 14,000 feet of volcanic rock. The water travels for 30 days to get to its designation. It does not get any more natural than that. Trace minerals are infused into the water during its journey making it rich in electrolytes and naturally alkaline.
To Waikea Water it is more than the great tasting water. It is also about being kind the planet that we all have to share. They are the first water bottling company in America to be certified Carbon Neutral. Part of that certification is due to their water bottle. Waikea has no desire to pollute their shores with water bottles. Instead, they created the first water bottle that is 100% biodegradable. Also, their bottles are constructed out of 100 percent recyclable plastic. This means that instead of taking 1,000 years to break down, like most water bottles, their bottle will take 15 years.
It does not stop there for Waikea. The company understands that to be healthy, you need to have something healthy to drink. Waikea has partnered with Pump Aid to provide water and help to create sanitary conditions in Africa and other places worldwide. For every one-liter of water that is bought, Waikea donates one week of drinking water. Thanks to their hard work, over 1.35 million people can get clean water to drink and have access to some basic sanitary needs.
How does one succeed in business operations for the longest time possible without going Machiavellian, or in other words, act unethically just for the pursuit of business goals? When will a company lose its edge knowing that everyday new technology and business models will threaten a company’s already established way of doing business? These are questions that OSI Food Solutions faces courageously. To attempt to embrace such challenges, what OSI Food Solutions does today is make sure that it can sustain its business growth through innovation, expansion and quality service.
Competition is what’s fuelling the innovation of OSI Food Solutions. The new challenges in the market also push OSI Food Solutions to use its acquisition from Tyson in order to make more consumer-centric goods that answer their wants. Tyson Foods is a food production company based in Chicago, and the purchase of OSI of it for about $7.4 million is a sure sign that it can offer a buffer for its operations against the new products that the competition will produce. It seems to be that the mantra of OSI Food Solutions is to keep innovating, keep growing and to keep an eye on what the neighbors are creating, so to speak. With its purchase of Tyson, they not only saved the currently dishevelled status of Tyson Foods as a corporation by providing employment to the laid-off workers, he’s also ensuring that the good qualities of running a business will be absorbed by OSI. As what experts claimed, the failure of one company is a success of the other one, and the better it is for the system because the mistakes force the market and the system learn from it, making the surviving companies better.
Expansion and Quality Service
The fact that OSI Food Solutions is able to expand means that it must have done something excellent to be able to survive. That said, the fact that OSI Food Solutions won the 2016 Globe of Honour Award by the British Safety Council is a tangible proof that it has done something tremendously worthy of praise. On a different note, right now, consumers want fewer chemicals and more organic produce that are not filled with harmful toxins, and it’s great to know, too, that OSI Food Solutions listens to such needs and responds by innovating on new offerings. Doing so means that the next award that OSI Food Solutions would grab is on being able to produce the most excellent organic processed meats available in the market today.
Organo Gold is a network marketing company that is headquartered in the British Columbia province of Canada. They offer beverages to their customers, including lines of both coffees and teas. They also offer personal care products and supplements. All of this company’s products include Ganoderma which is a mushroom that has long been used to treat a variety of medical conditions throughout Asia. Read more at PRNewswire about Organo Gold.
The products of Organo Gold are sold through independent distributors. In addition to Canada the products are available in more than 50 countries around the world. The distributors of Organo Gold can provide their customers with free product samples as well as both discounted prices and automated shipping options. The independent distributors are able to build their business upon a generous compensation plan. Some independent distributors run their businesses on a full-time basis while others use it just to pick up some extra cash in addition to their regular jobs. Read the reviews at dietspotlight.com.
Organo Gold has many types of coffees with Ganoderma in them. This includes Cafe Latte, Black Coffee, King of Coffee, Cafe Mocha, and Cafe Supreme. These also offer lines of tea including Green Tea, Black Ice, and Red Tea. Additionally, they have Hot Cocoa available for their customers. Their personal care products include a G3 Beauty Soap as well as OG Smile which is a toothpaste.
Health supplemental products also make up what Organo Gold offers. Among these are detox support products as well as energy drinks. They also have products such as OGX Fenix Chocolate or OGx Fenix Vanilla which is a shake that has both protein and bioactive nutrients. This is used by some to lose weight while others drink it in order to feel good.
NewsWatch is a TV show which airs in the morning on AMC network, Ion television, and other broadcasters. The show focuses on consumer news, electronic reviews, celebrity news, mobile apps reviews and government news. The program began airing in 1990 as a financial show and later grew to a TV magazine covering more topics related to the people. Show accommodates for editorial and paid sections for consumers who would like to advertise their brand after being approved by the editor. The forum has a unique way of presenting their information, with each section in a program lasting between at an average of two minutes. The show’s host is Susan Bridges, Michelle Ison, and Andrew Tropeano. The company’s offices are in Fairfax, VA, New York City and Denver, CO.
As technology started growing, news watch developed an interest in 2011 regarding the technology in the market in 2011. The shows helped showcase at least 500 companies including Siemens, Sony, Audi and the Volkswagen team. News watch as part of the program also provided numerous reviews. At the beginning of 2012, Andrew Tropeano began hosting a segment called the AppWatch that featured new mobile applications for iOS, Android, and Windows devices. The show grew a massive following on social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube with the later having more than 4 million views as at July this year. A few celebrities have featured in NewsWatch, such as Chris Pratt, Julie Bowen, Paul Sorvino, Julianne Moore, Jerry West, Joe Montana, Jeff Montana and much other more.
NewsWatch recently reviewed Saygus which is an American company that manufactures mobile phones. NewsWatch help to advertise the business which is set to launch its smartphones in Barcelona. The company focuses on consumer experience as per Tim Rush who is in charge of marketing and PR. He recommends news watch due to the professionalism of delivering information to the right consumers and the position of the media. Tim Rush hopes to push the sales of his company through NewsWatch.