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Whitney Wolfe Gets Attention With Bumble BFF

Whitney Wolfe certainly knows how to keep things interesting. She has been able to create a very interesting dating app that has put a mark on the dating app industry as a whole. Bumble is the dating app that she started, but this was only the beginning of her rise to fame in social media.

Whitney Wolfe has also set her sights towards helping people build friendships with the Bumble BFF app. This is basically an extension of her Bumble app that she started for people that wanted to date, but she wanted to give people that were interested in building friendships a pathway to connecting with one another as well. This was a very keen observation by Whitney Wolfe after observing the social media industry as a whole.

Whitney Wolfe realizes that the lines have become quite blurred when it comes to what people are actually looking for when they are signing up for different apps.

Some people may sign up for a dating app, but they really are only looking for someone that they can hang out with or befriend. There are others that sign up for ambiguous social media apps like Facebook and Twitter and they really have no idea who they are connecting with. They may not know if they want to date or make friends through these sites. That’s why Whitney Wolfe has made an effort to segment her company into different apps that specify what people actually want.

The Bumble app has been created for those that are looking for dating opportunities. The Bumble Bizz app is for those that are looking for a chance to network with others. there is also going to be a Bumble BFF app for all of those that are interested in building friendships.

Whitney has proven to be quite effective with this. She has been able to give people something to think about when they sign up for an app. She knows that there are a lot of people that want to make friendships online, but they may have never known how. Bumble BFF clearly highlights the way.

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Vijay Eswaran: A Modern Day Mahatma Gandhi Follower

Vijay Eswaran holds the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi very dear, and has embraced them throughout his business career. Eswaran is the co-founder and current CEO of QI Group Ltd., a Malaysian based multilevel marketing company. Vijay Eswaran’s also a philanthropist that has given to impoverished communities and special needs children through RYTHM Foundation. Eswaran believes in success through helping others succeed, and just as Gandhi promoted strength and protest through peace, Eswaran believes in bringing similar ethics into the business world. He also believes in Gandhi’s stance on listening before speaking and embracing spiritual concepts of having moments of silence and meditation.

Eswaran got into multilevel marketing after taking part in several other jobs. He was born in Malaysia to a father who worked with the Ministry of Labor, and a mother who was a school teacher. His parents afforded him higher education at the London School of Economics where he got his bachelor’s degree in socio-economics on weforum.org. He performed several odd jobs in the year following graduation, but he eventually attended grad school at Southern Illinois University where he got his MBA in 1986. After serving as a consultant at various IT companies, he returned to Malaysia where he decided to pursue multilevel marketing full time and in 1998 he co-founded QI Group.

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QI Group is the parent company to several direct selling, logistics and investment companies. QNet sells household tools, health and beauty products, water purifiers, jewelry, and vacation packages to independent sales representatives who then resell them to various customers at philanthropies.org/vijay-eswaran-2/. QI Asset Management is a real estate and financial services company that offers credit, loans and other services to small businesses and has holdings in real estate properties.

Eswaran is also a member of several non-profit organizations on qbuzz.qnet.net including the World Economic Forum, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas and an attendee at the 2012 Global Indian Business Meet where he won the New Global Indian Award. Eswaran also was mentioned in Forbes Asia’s 2011 Heroes of Philanthropy and the 2013 Top 50 Richest People. He’s the author of several books on business and leadership including In The Spirit Of Silence and 18 Stepping Stones.

Andy Wirth: Alpine Meadows Announce the Base-to-Base Gondola

Andy Wirth has worked tirelessly to convert the ski area into one of the best destinations for tourists in the world. He is the Chief Executive officer of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. He is also a major contributor to community service and environmental organizations in Lake Tahoe area. For the general people around the area, he has a focus to improve the environment.

After his fatal sky-diving accident, Andy co-founded the Ironman team that supports wounded soldiers. He also honors the good-looking men the Navy Defense Department. While they are away, this organization supports all the special operations for members and their families.

The Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, the best North Tahoe Resorts in the Ski, have a connection. While on another mountain, you can see the top of another resort. For many ski resort histories, Squaw and Meadow were separated by ski passes and distinct cultures. When Squaw Valley resort owners purchased Alpine Meadows, everything about their different culture changed. You have to drive from one lot before uniting the two mountains.

Squaw Valley Holdings announced their plans, on Monday morning, to build a gondola that connects Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley. The gondola operates in three main parts from the Squaw Valley to the ridge between the mountains. They are linked through the skiers and the snowboarders who lived in the area for over a decade.

Tahoe skiers had that idea for a long time. A lift-served connection development had rumors speaking over the years. It has circulated for over a three-year period. The announcement on Monday revealed that Cladwell and Wirth reached the agreement that has been in debate for a long time. The gondola will be laid at the western age from the White Wolf shares. Moonshine Ink, the local newspapers, reported that the gondola would surpass through the United States Forest. When Squaw is pushing through the plans to expand their village, the gondola news comes in time. Resistance through the Squaw Valley from local skiers has been turned off. Squaw Alpine, on their website, asks for public support for their endeavors. The plan will be submitted to the Place County and the United States Forest Service.

Keith Mann Leads Successful School Fundraiser in New York

$22,000 is not a small amount of money. And that’s how much Keith Mann and his company Dynamics Search Partners (DSP) helped raise for Uncommon Schools: a Brooklyn, NY based organization. Uncommon Schools helps high school kids prepare for their future by providing testing needs and other scholastic resources.

For example, they recently constructed a new high school in NY. And along with Keith Mann, they are able to pay for the college testing like AP and PSAT of high school kids who cannot afford it otherwise. This allows them to build their future and get into the college of their dreams. However, aside from the fundraiser, Mann also personally donated $10,000 ahead of time to ensure that the students had everything they needed.

In 2013, four years ago, the strong partnership between DSP and Uncommon Schools was forged. They were committed and lead by inspiring individuals like Mann to support students at whatever cost. They fund the practical, real skills that are needed to succeed in college and afterwards. Mann is happy about the current results and looking forward to what the future has in store.

Keith mann is a versatile business expert and philanthropist with over 15 years of hard earned experience in the field of executive search. He works with hedge funds and alternative investment funds to place the right positions for them. He and DSP assist with compensation, strategization of staffing, and more. He didn’t always start out as the founder and CEO of his own company, though.

Mann worked hard, starting out at other firms and delivering excellent results. He worked his way up as managing director and eventually vice president at other firms. Now, his firm works with esteemed clients around the globe, and have successfully placed over 2,000 individuals with global financial firms.

Shaygan Kheradpir Names New Coriant CEO

 

Shaygan Kheradpir has been named the new Coriant CEO, and he is coming over from a long time at Verizon to make sure that the company is going to be able to produce good cell phones for their customers. They already own the networks that they will use to make sure they offer good cell phone service, and now they need to start getting into the market while there is an opening for a new company.

The people at Coriant needed to have someone come on board who was going to help with the things that need to be done to get the phones to the market. They want to have a chance to change their fortunes, and they need to produce the phones fast so that they can keep up with the other companies in the industry. The only way to get these things done is to make sure that Shaygan Kheradpir is handling the production, and he can use the prototype system that was actually created for his team at Verizon that only took 30 days.

It is also very important to remember that most of the people who are going to for new phones from Coriant are going to be those that are in need of something fresh. The people who are going for something fresh are going to be doing this because they want to be sure that they have the newest thing on the market. Coriant wants to offer these things to help everyone who is in need, and the company wants to be sure that it is going to have a chance to appeal to people who will want to try new things.

Shaygan Kheradpir is one of the first people in his industry to become an executive after working in the technical side of the business, and he is going to help people the most with his advice to the people of Coriant. He will show the company the right direction to go in, and he will show the company how it can affect change with a brand new set of phones and tablets.

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Rest in Peace to Shrewd Businessman and Leader, Steve Murray

Stephen Murray passed on in March 2015 at the age of 52. He was best known as the CEO of the private equity firm, CCMP capital as well as a philanthorpist. He had taken a leave of absence from his position at CCMP during the last month for what he described only as health-related reasons.

He grew up in the Weschester County area of New York. In 1984, when he graduated from Boston College with his degree in economics, he became a credit analyst training with Manufacturers Hanover (MH) Corperation. When he earned his MBA from Columbia Business School in 1989, he joined MH’s Equity Corporation and became their vice president of middle market lending.

Until he joined JP Morgan Partners in 2005, Murray saw many merges and buyouts with MH. First, it was bought out by Chemical Bank in 1991, which led to its merging with Chemical Venture Partners. Then Chemical Bank integrated Chase Manhattan Corporation of Chase Bank in 1996, which then became Chase Capital Partners.

In August 2006, Stephen Murray co-founded CCMP Capital as a spinout of JP Morgan Chase and was named its CEO by the next year after. He also served on the board of many major retail and entertainment companies including AMC Entertainment, The Vitamine Shoppe and Cabela’s.

He also supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Stamford Museum in Great Britain. His most recent board positions had included Octagon Credit Investors, Strongwood Insurance Holdings and LHP Hospital Group.

Stephen Murray CCMP Capital is a private equity firm. It is mainly known for its growth capital and leveraged buyout. Both of those things combined are now worth approximately $12 million. There are now office locations in Tokyo, Hong Kong and London as well as their headquarters location in New York. Greg Brenneman has taken over as CEO since Murray’s passing.

Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: https://www.pehub.com/2007/10/5-questions-with-stephen-murray/

George Soros Predicts the Looming China Economy Fallout

Billionaire George Soros have warned that the debt-fueled economy growth of China resembles the conditions that resulted to the 2008 financial crisis in the United States. The economy also fueled by credit growth bears the eerie resemblance of what happened in US and will eventually result to extension of credit, whether it feed on itself or is doing a lot in real estate.

According to Soros, the economy will reach a turning point sooner than anybody expects. This happened in the United States where a number of people including former chairman of the Federal Reserve, Paul Volcker anticipated the boom sooner, but extended to 2007/2008 financial year.

China has been the second largest economy in the world over the last 30 years, but in the eyes of analyst, it is the brink of a financial fallout on http://www.georgesoros.com/the-life-of-george-soros/. Since its stock market crash earlier during the summer, the country’s officials have had numerous difficulties to deal with. CNN reports that a raft of data in the last 6 months have been disappointing and the country’s leaders have felt the impact, trying the refocus the economy from being a manufacturing to a consumption state.

Soros have explained that damages to the economy will most be expected in the final year of the credit cycle. This is because more credit will be required to sustain growth. According to George Soros, all the country has done is to buy time. China had earlier introduced a real estate and a construction boom. This was just a bubble that it can grow and feed itself.

George Soros pointed out that gone are the days when China had a double-digit economic growth. The country has posted the slowest pace of expansion in the first quarter of this year; a GDP of 6.7 since 2008. Credit in the country continue to bulge with Chinese Bank owing 1.37 trillion in local currency loans according to Reuters. Social financing has gone up 2.34 trillion Yuan from approximately 780 billion three months ago. This is a warning sign implying how much credit is needed to a stop a decline.
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Soros expects the price of Gold to double if not triple as people are likely to be afraid. The billionaire who had earlier acquired a stake at Barrick Gold, the world largest gold producer and SPDR Gold ETF, which mirrors the price of gold expects higher returns from these financial bets.

About George Soros

Soros is a Hungarian-American billionaire businessman, investor and philanthropist. He was born in 1930 and the chairman of Soros Fund Management. George Soros is referred to as the “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England” after making a profit of $1 billion during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis. He is also one of the 30 richest people in the world. This is detailed at Wikipedia.

How Diversification Has Been Pivotal to the Growth of Highland Capital Management

Due to the competitive nature of the corporate world, firms are obliged to diversify their interests to guarantee their survival. Financial services giant, Highland Capital Management (HCM) is an archetype of how corporations can grow by merely diversifying their operations. With assets spanning real estate, healthcare services, emerging markets, high yield credit and the equity markets, the firm has established itself as a force to reckon with.

HCM has a real estate arm whose role is pursuing investment opportunities. Careful analysis is done to establish the potential that lies in the investment that is about to be made. This cost-benefit analysis ensures that any ventures made are worthy of the efforts and monies spent. With investments amounting to one billion dollars in the property market, the firm is destined for greater success.

On the emerging markets front, HCM has specifically partnered with its Brazilian subsidiary to identify investment opportunities within the country’s economy. Of particular interest to it have been corporate debts. In healthcare, HCM is involved in delivering expertise by managing the assets of renowned healthcare providers. It has assets valued at 2 billion dollars, which makes it one of the biggest players in the sector. Its interests encompass medical technology and pharmaceutical products among others.

James Dondero’s Impressive Résumé

The Dallas resident is the President of HCM and has led it into a period of unsurpassable success since he founded it more than twenty years ago. Jim, as he is commonly referred is a qualified accountant and financial analyst. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in commerce. Before the formation of Highland Capital, he worked at GIC.

Owing to his contribution to the corporate world, James Dondero was bestowed with the 2014 Lipper Award. This is an honorable accolade, which demonstrates his dedication to the industry. James is also involved in various charities in Texas. He has given nearly 8 million dollars while in charge of the HCM.

Additional Links on James Dondero:

http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=2159086&privcapId=37846394

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/james-dondero-appoints-new-president-of-institutional-products-for-highland-capital-management-300165627.html

Autism Rocks – Sanjay Shah

Autism Rocks was founded by philanthropist, Sanjay Shah, in 2014 when he launched his organization. It is geared towards raising money for the neurological condition to help raise money for research and development. There hasn’t been a lot of research conducted in the past considering autism is a fairly distant diagnosis that hasn’t been around for too long. It’s becoming more familiar and more people are becoming diagnosed with the autism. Shah would like to find out the cause and help raise money for research to do so. His youngest son was diagnosed with autism in 2011 and he wanted to be able to help him the best way that he could. At first he didn’t know how, and he had spend his hard earned money donating to other causes as well as children in India until he decided to form his own company to help raise awareness and better understand the condition.

Sanjay Shah started out in the financial industry where he worked as an accountant for a number of years. He began to grow tired of the hustle in the city, and decided to venture out and form his own investment firm called Solo Capital. Solo Capital is a very successful company that continued to grow very rapidly. It became a million dollar investment firm in a matter of five years, and has allowed Sanjay Shah to gently retire and pursue other areas of interest such as Autism Rocks.

He has dedicated much of his life to forming his own companies and making a profit for his family. He has owned over thirty nine companies, but has recently dedicated most of his time to Autism Rocks. It has recently grown quite a bit, so he has hired two more trustees to the board that he has a history with from his college days. They help with the financial part of the fundraiser as well as the music part. Autism Rocks is a charity that is based on music events that are invite only and help raise money for the condition. He hopes to continue to grow Autism Rocks, and really help those in need.

Problems Increasing in Europe as Warned by George Soros

Millions of refugees have been pouring into European countries over the last several months, leading to a huge amount of problems. While Europe planned to take in these refugees on http://www.biography.com/people/george-soros-20926527, they did not realize the sheer volume of people that would be coming, plan accurately to finance everything, and flat out have not handled the situation very well. Greece has had to deport a huge amount of people back to Turkey lately, and the reality is that the refugees are shifting from country to country all the time. There just have not been concrete laws and systems to provide for the rapid influx of people, causing a ton of mayhem in the European region of the World.

The European Commission on http://www.marketwatch.com/story/george-soros-heres-my-plan-to-solve-the-asylum-chaos-2015-09-29 has come out and stated that they have formulated plans that being set up, which aim to handle the situation effectively and efficiently. One of the main problems that is going on is the fact that the asylum seekers need to be able to reach their destination. Going through Europe right now for these asylum seekers according to George Soros means going through a ton of different countries for the most part. Say that family of refugees is trying to get to a country that is in the Northern area of Europe. They will have to cross through a ton of countries in order to reach their final destination, and the fact that each country is handling refugees differently, with different policies in place, this can be quite a difficult endeavor.

The refugees need to be able to get to where they are going, which is what has been said by George Soros, who is a major investor and master at economics and has become a billionaire because of his skills. George Soros has gone on record and stated that the European Union is going to come under a lot of fire and be in some real trouble if they do not get things rectified fairly soon. Greece is experiencing a major amount of problems and George Soros has not been quiet when it comes to putting out his opinions and warnings on the matters at hand.

Something needs to be done to fix the situation in Europe, and there needs to be streamlined processes to handle the rapid influx of people. The refugees that are coming into Europe need to be able to get to the final place that they are traveling, and the European Commission needs to come up with a plan to handle it monetarily. The money issue has been one of the biggest things, and one of the possible solutions to handle the matter that has been discussed is an increase in taxes. This would only make sense, as there needs to be a money source that is coming from somewhere to provide for the public assistance programs for these asylum seekers. The funds are going to have to come from somewhere, and a well developed transportation system needs to be figured out, but for the meantime, things are not going smoothly in Europe.