Robert Ivy: Why Architects Should Join the AIA

Most of the architects working in the United States belong to the American Institute of Architects, an organization founded in the 19th century. The AIA is considered as one of the oldest professional groups in the country, and they are still operating today to ensure that the architects working in the United States are protected. They also act as an ethical body which provides punishment for architects who will be breaking the law. Robert Ivy is the organizations’ chief executive officer. He also serves as the organization’s executive vice president. He was promoted to the position in 2011 when the senior officials decided to step down because of their old age.

 

Under the leadership of Robert Ivy, the AIA was put in a positive light, and their reputation as an organization was well-received by the public. Robert Ivy made efforts in transforming the image of the architects, explaining to the public why they are important, and what their contributions in building a nation are. He is also responsible for the increasing number of architects who wanted to become a member of the AIA. What the organization head did was to show the benefits of joining the AIA, and because of the advantages of being in a professional organization, architects showcased their willingness and interest to become a part of the growing professional organization.

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According to Robert Ivy, the members of the AIA would have numerous perks, such as educational resources, networking opportunities, job hunting assistance, industry interests, and reputable credentials. Architects who wanted to pursue a master’s degree or a doctor’s degree could rely on the members of the organization for reviewing materials that would help them gain additional knowledge on their subjects. Members of the AIA would also have the chance to build their connections in the architectural industry, making it easier for them to find jobs and projects where architects are needed. Being a member of the AIA would also assure that one would be benefiting from any law changes lobbied by the members of the professional group for the benefit of its members. Robert Ivy said that those who wanted to become a member of the AIA must submit the requirements, and he also referred them to their office in Washington D.C.

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Malcolm CasSelle Launches The First Virtual Exchange Blockchain

OPSkins is the global leader in sales for in-game virtual assets and the largest bitcoin merchant in the world. Regarding online gaming many players wish to purchase in game content (virtual assets) and wish to due so second hand from other players. Since the goods they wish to purchase are not physical items, fragmentation and fraud are chronic problems gamers run into when conducting transactions. CasSelle and OPSkins have solved this problem by creating the first block chain platform for virtual asset trading, the WAX (Worldwide Asset eXchange) Platform.

The current virtual asset economy has many limitations, these are caused by different currencies, language barriers and security concerns. Because of these limitations, virtual trading is currently restricted by trading only within local regions. The WAX Platform seeks to move pass this localization and break up these restrictions by using a blockchain form of trading. The WAX Platform will enable users to tokenize their virtual assets, and trade them without logging off from their game. The WAX Platform will also help eliminate the currency barrier by using its own currency, the WAX token. The WAX platform will allow the buyers to access the global supply of virtual goods while eliminating any financial risks.

The WAX Platform will also eliminate fraud, as it uses blockchain smart contracts to conduct all asset exchanges. The Blockchain smart contracts will eliminate the receiving of incomplete assets or any delivery issues as exchanges will happen instantly.

Malcolm CasSelle is the current CIO of OPSkins and the president of the WAX Platform. His educational background includes a Bachelor’s of Computer Science at MIT, and a Master’s of Computer Science at Stanford University. He processes a high IQ and has an extensive business and investing background. In 2014 he was previously the president and CTO of Tronc (formerly Tribute Publishing), in 2013 he co-founded and was the CEO of Timeline Labs. Timeline Labs is a solution company, that allowed companies to discover, display, and measure engaging content based on social signaling. CasSelle also founded a few startups including Media Pass, a digital subscription to major media companies, and in 2012 was CEO of Xfire a gamer social network.

Aside from being a CIO and President, CasSelle is also an Angel Investor. He was an early investor in Facebook, Zynga and several blockchain related startups. Aside from angel investing, CasSelle is a strong believer in cryptocurrency and has been a mentor to Plug and Play Bitcoin a startup that helps other start ups work with Bitcoin.

Find out more about Malcolm CasSelle: https://twitter.com/malcolmcasselle?lang=en

Flavio Maluf Explains The Purpose Of Financial Incentives

Financial incentives have one ultimate goal says Flavio Maluf. It is to stimulate economic activity. There are many different mechanisms on how financial incentives can achieve this goal states Flavio Maluf, who is now president of a large Brazilian company called Eucatex.

Financial incentives can try and lure businesses to set up shop in a new city, town or region. This is achieved through the use of tax breaks. For example, a city may offer no taxes for a period of 10 years to get a company to relocate to their city. They may also provide reduced taxes or free land for corporations.

When businesses set up shop in a city, they create jobs for the locals. This stimulates economic activity in the area. New jobs can also mean higher wages and more opportunity for people. So even with tax breaks, a city and its people benefit from the tax breaks.

Another form of financial incentive is a little more complicated. It involves allowing businesses to write off investments in workers, equipment, and plants instead of paying city, state or national taxes. This has a similar effect on workers and the area. More jobs can be created as a company expands. Higher pay may result, and economic activity generally expands.

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The focus of financial incentives is encouraging corporate and small business growth. If there is little to no business or corporate presence, then the focus is to attract these companies and businesses to relocate. Of course, financial incentives should not allow firms or corporations to get away without paying any share of taxes duly owed to local, state and national governments. They need to contribute, but it is in everybody’s interest to have a thriving and stable corporate presence in their region. That is the crux of the financial incentive policy adopted by many Brazilian officials says Flavio Maluf.

Mr. Maluf is following the footsteps of his family by serving as the chief executive officer and president of Eucatex. It is one of Brazil’s largest firms and exports many products abroad. Flavio Maluf also believes that despite being a leader in its industry, Eucatex can continue to grow and expand its presence in many market segments.

Find out more about how Flavio reports on and supports the Brazilian economy at barbacenaonline.com

 

Felipe Montoro Jens’ Works on Lighting and Infrastructure Developments in Brazil

Updated 9/11/2018:

Felipe Montoro Jens is a Brazilian who works at EnergiparCaptacao S.A and serves as the chief executive officer of the company. He also serves in various other organizations in leadership positions where he is chairman and CEO. Over the years of his service to various companies, Felipe Jens gained financial expertise which helped him to have exposure in the financial strategies for individuals and corporations. One of the organizations that Felipe gained most of his experience in the sectors was when he served as the director of the Santo Antonio Energia Company. What’s more, Felipe Montoro Jens’ area of expertise is in infrastructure and providing solutions of dealing with economic waste. Learn more about Felipe Montoro Jens at terra.com

About Felipe’s PPPs Projects

Felipe Montoro is also involved with a project known as the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) which deals with the public lighting in the country. The PPPs projects of lighting the Brazil have already been undertaken in 138 municipalities in Brazil including the city of Belo Horizonte. The Belo Horizonte which is located in the state of Minas Gerais is the pioneer of the improved version of modern lighting in Brazil done through the PPPs project that is conducted by Felipe. Nonetheless, Felipe Montoro Jens who is a specialist in the infrastructure projects says that by 2020 the state capital will have all the 182000 lighting points using the LED technology.

Moreover, the other project that Felipe undertook was the Sao Paulo’s public-private partnership housing capital. The project was established on January 18, 2018, by Sao Paulo’s Municipal Housing Secretariat of the Municipality in conjunction with the Metropolitan Housing Company. Further, Felipe Montoro Jens points out that the project which will take approximately six years will be able to spearhead in the construction of 34,000 residential units. Additionally, the project which is expected to be completed in 2023 will generate employment opportunities for more than 100,000 individuals.

Serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Energipar Captação SA, Felipe Montoro Jens, is a reckoned financial specialist. He majorly attained his expertise from serving as a Director at Santo Antonio Energia. He is also the chairman of the concessionary of the Administrative Centre of the Federal District SA.
Felipe specializes in finding solutions for cooperations and state governments on how to reduce wastage of facilities and maximization of profits. He attended Getulio Vargas Foundation School in Brazil where he managed to graduate with a degree in Business. This institution is well known for its quality of education delivery in the business sector since its inception in 1944. Due to his passion for business, he furthered his education at Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona.

Felipe has taken key positions in various renowned companies such as Enron, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Enel. Due to his proper management ethics and skills, Felipe has helped this company grow and hold better positions in the business world. With averagely 25 years of experience in international business, Felipe has laid a major interest in helping cooperate with infrastructure projects on a large scale. He derives cost-effective solutions for this institutions to enable them to enhance profitability to compete in the business world effectively.

Felipe Montoro currently reported on CNI study on stationery works in Brazil. He stated that according to the CNI study, they are currently 2,796 works paralyzed in Brazil which constitutes 18.5% of the total works. He also stated that the research pointed out interruption of construction of sports facilities and day-care centers within the country.

The CNI study gave some of the reasons for the discontinuation of the construction works which included; technical problems, financial shortages, and improper budgeting. According to Felipe, the main cause of the discontinuation was poor project planning. CNI recommended some solutions that would help to curb the paralysis of the construction works. Some of the measures they gave out included; improvement of micro planning, equipment of teams, strengthening of the management teams and designing of balanced contracts.

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Sahm Adrangi Is No Lemming

The thing about lemmings is that they will follow, without thinking, the other rodents and, en mass, will commit suicide. When looking at markets, however, few likely realize that as everyone moves in one direction, following the latest trend, that eventually such a strategy may turn them into a unsuspecting lemming. With technology, a lot of investors have embraced the idea of putting their accounts on the equivalent of auto-pilot, letting price drops, or increases in price, trigger a buy or sell order.

Sahm Adrangi, founder of Kerrisdale Capital, believes that a somewhat antiquated approach to investing is likely, at least in part, a good partial strategy to take. Machines can tell us most anything, but having a look at a stock’s fundamentals will tell us a lot more about where the stock is now, how the company is being managed, and if it is in short or long-term distress.

Having made it his point to head in the opposite direction of all the soon-to-be lemmings, Sahm Adrangi takes a closer look at why a company is troubled and reflects on whether it can be salvaged. He then moves on to developing strategies for either investing in a company, which can be construed as holding long-term, or using every possible tool and toy in his derivatives bag to make out on a company in a temporary situation.

Kerrisdale Capital, founded by Sahm Adrangi nearly 10 years ago, was created on utilizing situations that were driven by an event. An event is something a company can most likely come back from, but a systemic malaise is another story. This firm would likely long-term invest in a systemic malaise situation if the company had balance sheet, or even pipeline, promise. Situational investing is having a short-term interest in making some money on either a reversal-of-fortune for a company, or a short-term run that is lacking legs. Shorts and options can come together and allow any investor to make good on every move a company makes, turning it into a money-making opportunity.

Sahm Adrangi looks for opportunities in some unusual places, which is also why he unearths ignored sectors harboring future values. He will never be counted a lemming.

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Is the Economy Headed for a Fall?

On February 5, 2018, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Shervin Pishevar went on a Twitter rampage that spanned 21 hours and 50 tweets. This sudden appearance was not just surprising for its randomness – Pishevar had been largely absent from public life since stepping down from Investment company two months previously – but for what he had to say about the state and future of the economy.

Buckle-Up, It’s Going to Be a Bumpy Ride

According to Shervin Pishevar, the strong stock market and sudden rise of Bitcoin are headed for a fall. He doesn’t predict that the crash of the stock market will be sudden. He’s talking about an aggregate, overall decrease of about 6,000 by the end of the year. The crash of Bitcoin will be more sudden and dramatic, but it will be able to make a comeback.

Several of these prophecies have already come to pass, and some seem to be looming on the horizon even to those who are unfamiliar with the markets and economics. Most notable among those predictions is the fall of Facebook. which recently had the highest one day drop in value of any corporation in the history of the stock market.

Shervin Pishevar bases these predictions on several factors that have been creeping up for a while and will converge around the same time. One is the overvaluation of stocks and bonds, the other is the artificial inflation of Bitcopin’s value. When investors realize this, the sell-off will lead to problems. Pishevar believes that the electronic currency will drop between $2,000 – $5,000 in value, but slowly regain much of it over a 24-month period. He is less optimistic about a recovery for the stock market, which has been Bullish to an unprecedented level for a record run.

Whether you have faith in Shervin Pishevar’s predictions, there’s no denying that he has been an influential and prescient voice in economics and investment for some time. His past record and foresight speak for themselves. Given the unsustainable trajectory of the markets these days, maybe we should listen.

 

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Felipe Montoro Jens Provides Practical Press

Brazil is currently the focal point for investors hoping to make a positive change in the Latin American country. A brief article about this subject matter is reported by Felipe Montoro Jens when he covered the special meeting of governors of the Inter-Armerican Development Bank (IDB) on the 24th of March. The article touches up on some important and interesting subjects regarding the South American country, Brazil. Visit consultasocio.com to learn more.

Being an infrastructure projects expert, Felipe Montoro Jens was able to thoroughly report on the special meeting. Dyogo Oliveira, the Minister of Planning, Development and Management stressed the importance of creating financial guarantee mechanisms that are capable of leveraging private investments in infrastructure projects for Latin America. The Minister also defended the increase of private investments in infrastructure projects for the country of Brazil.

Felipe Montoro Jens’ article also goes on to point out that the country of Brazil was highlighted as priority for Spanish investment by the Secretary of State for Economy and Business Support, Garrido. Luis Caputo, Argentina’s finance minister and chairman of the Bank’s Board of Governors agreed withDyogo Oliveira’s proposal for the IDB to work to leverage private investment in Latin America. Minister Oliveira predicts that there will be an upcoming fourth industrial revolution. For that reason, he feels that the new investments from the countries, as well as support from the IDB are necessary.

One of the current challenges that Brazil faces is the construction of roads and the creation of sanitation to provide clean water. More reasons to support the Minister Oliveira’s proposal. The report provided by Felipe Montoro Jens proves to be intriguing and informative.

Check: http://www.infomoney.com.br/negocios/noticias-corporativas/noticia/7406991/felipe-montoro-jens-reporta-discussoes-reuniao-especial-governadores-bid

Bernardo Chua: Health’s Newest Success

In 2008, Bernardo Chua created a company that would go onto grab the coffee industry by storm: Organo Gold. By successfully infusing the well-known Ganoderma mushroom with coffee beans, he created a product that caught the attention of millions of health-centered individuals and companies and now holds a one percent market share in the coffee economy, as well as a stake in the tea industry. View Bernardo Chua’s full profile at LinkedIn

So, who is Bernardo Chua?

Bernardo Chua, or “Bernie” for short, is a businessman and network marketing executive from the Philippines. Born into Chinese heritage, Bernie has always been a believer in bringing nutraceuticals to the masses. He has found incredible success in the Pacific Rim, receiving multiple awards in Asia such as the Dangal ng Bayan Award for Business in Industry in 2014. He believes direct sales and giving freedom to others is the best strategy for worldwide health.

What is Organo Gold?

Organo Gold, founded in Canada in 2008, is a direct sales operation that specializes in blending coffee beans and tea with the Ganoderma lucidum fungus (known as the reishi mushroom in the west) which grows on trees in the tropics and has been used in traditional Eastern medicine for thousands of years as an immune and energy booster.

By doing this, Organo offers coffee that goes beyond giving its consumers a boost of energy: it actively fosters a better quality of life for anyone who drinks it over a long period of time. Organo gives its consumers the choice among four kinds of coffee, three offerings of tea, and a hot cocoa beverage, allowing anyone to indulge in the health benefits of Ganoderma.

In addition to these beverages, Organo also offers a line of personal care and body management products.

In Summary

Bernie is an internationally-recognized business icon. His strategies to start Organo Gold in Canada, one of the most regulated countries in the world, in order to earn trust among consumers, has paid off and created a health food and nutraceutical powerhouse.

Bernie only has one way to go, and that’s up.

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Coffee: A Niche Market That Knows No Boundaries

Few food items have the potential to serve both as a treat and as a medicinal supplement.

Coffee, however, falls into this category.

For years, coffee has been a cultural treat.

Even popular TV shows such as Friends show people regularly gathering at their local coffee house just to socialize.

Whether or not shows like Friends know this, they are supporting the coffee industry by showing one of the things that coffee can offer consumers: a good time.

Coffee houses give people places to meet up and spend time together.

People meet at coffee houses for many reasons, including

  • meeting their book club or other clubs
  • to discuss business
  • to complete school work
  • to gossip
  • to date
  • to have a quiet, serene place to read the morning paper
  • to simply relax

If local businesses see how profitable coffee can be, you can be sure that big business is also noticing this trend. Read more about Bernardo Chua on Caja Mediterraneo

There are some well-known names in the coffee game, such as Folgers, Maxwell House, and even Starbucks.

Some of these companies even put out ads for coffee. In some of these ads, actors would reach for their coffee before reaching for anything else.

Are these ads created to subliminally cause people to feel as though they need coffee?

These ads simply serve as a reminder of some of coffee’s benefits: stimulation and even relaxation.

Because coffee has become such a huge market, it has literally become a treat in that people and companies are able to sweeten it and give it any flavor.

Nowadays coffee-lovers can ingest vanilla or mocha-flavored coffee by conveniently stopping by their local grocery stores, by hitting a drive-thru, by or fixing themselves a coffee right in their very own homes.

Coffee has also become a treat in that it can be served cold, giving consumers even more options and more reasons to drink coffee as a dessert beverage.

While coffee companies have surely found their place in the coffee industry, there is one particular network marketing company that has, as well: Organo Gold.

Organo Gold was founder by Bernardo Chua and is at the forefront of coffee in the Direct Sales industry.

Bernardo Chua chose one main ingredient for ORGANO’s gourmet coffees: Ganoderma, an herb that has been around for many years.

Ganoderma is also present in Organo Gold’s other products.

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Felipe Montoro Jens and The Necessity of Private Investments for Brazil’s Economy

There are many challenges and barriers in the growth of the Brazilian economy, but according to Infrastructure Projects expert Felipe Montoro Jens in a report from Infomoney, the best solution for many of these hurdles is an increased financial guarantee mechanism for the private investments and infrastructure projects in Latin America. Read more at odiario.com to learn more.

Mr. Jens also argued that there has to be more research done today to lessen the risks that these private infrastructure projects would incur. It is essential for private investments to have the least amount of risk because if they do fail, it might be the government with the taxpayers’ money that would have to bail these companies out. Mr. Jens also saw the need to facilitate a program that can leverage private investments in Latin America to converging themselves to connect with projects overseas. Without such connections, Mr. Jens believes that it might be hard to grow the investments in the country to catch up with the global economic changes today. To stir up more the country’s investment activity, resources outside should be tapped.

Mr. Jens also confirmed that the Minister of Planning, Development, and Management in Brazil, Dyogo Oliveira, is doing all the best that he can to help the country reach its infrastructure goals with the help of multiple Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) today. It is also worth praising that the strategies done today by Mr. Oiveira are in line with the goals of the country and the guidelines of the IDB that set how to go through the process in the most efficient manner.

About Felipe Montoro Jens

The business world knows Felipe Montoro Jens as the CEO of EnergiparCaptação S.A, with years of experience in the field of finance and developing strategies to help companies and government institutions get the best programs to reach their target goals. He has already served many companies, but it is safe to say that it is his work at Santo Antonio Energia as its director that holistically shaped his skills, talent and energy levels to sustain the hard work needed to succeed. Read more: https://www.terra.com.br/noticias/dino/veja-com-felipe-montoro-jens-a-historia-do-processo-de-privatizacao-no-brasil,4d1cfee159791826fd7c00be88ff5defx4uhd4g6.html