China and America in the Financial Market

When studying where America is going with regard to the financial stability and economy, it is natural to study what is going on in China. China has been one of the major countries over the last ten years and what happens in China will play a large role in what will happen in other countries, including here in America.

While Kyle Bass does admit that China had one of its lowest periods in over 20 years, he does not completely buy into the notion that everything that happens to China will absolutely occur here. Kyle Bass believes that there is about a 50% chance that some form of recession will occur in America within the next year but does not believe that it will be all that major.

Beyond the economic and financial issues in China and America, Kyle Bass also spoke briefly about his views on the upcoming presidential election. While Kyle Bass did not seem particularly impressed by either candidate, his opinion about who the best candidate for president is currently Hilary Clinton. He believes that she has a good platform and stands for things that America currently needs.

No matter what stand you take on the economy, the financial situation or the upcoming election, the next year is sure to be very busy. And the next six months in particular will be one of the times to keep an eye on the news and what is going on around the world. Whether Kyle Bass is correct or not, there are some big changes heading America’s way.

Securus Video Visitation Goes Beyond Just A Visit

I am impressed with the possibilities of the Securus Video Visitation feature. I watched a video of a young man named Chris. Chris belongs to a band and his father is incarcerated. Chris has probably longed for the chance to perform for his father and hear his new band. Although the video doesn’t disclose how long Chris’s father has been incarcerated, that’s really not the point.

The point is that an incarcerated man gets the chance to see his son perform with his band; a privilege that otherwise would not be allowed under normal circumstances and prison regulations. Securus has provided a very much needed service to boost the morale of inmates. It has also given Chris’s father the chance to see him grow as an artist — and a man. Judging by the look on the incarcerated father’s face, I would say he was very proud and misses his son very much.

Securus provides services for 2,200 correctional facilities in Canada and the United States. Securus makes it possible to converse with and see your loved ones from your residence or workplace. Securus has eliminated the hardship of having to travel for long periods of time, and the waiting around until your turn comes up to see your incarcerated loved one. You do have to create an account, but it’s well worth it.

Securus also offers conventional phone services, jail voicemail, and email services. All of these services can be utilized with a desktop or laptop computer. The Video Visitation feature is also available on your favorite iOS device; iPhone, iPad, and the iPod Touch. The Securus website informs you to which states and facilities that their services are available. There are many and your loved one may be in a facility that uses Securus’s dynamic services.

Securus is making their mark in the prison communications industry and making a statement. I believe prisons that are not equipped with Securus’s services probably have hostile environments. Not saying that any prison is a five-star hotel, but Securus does provide a wonderful service that makes inmates feel “free”. That is very important in such an environment like prison. Securus is providing a service that makes inmates (and their family members) feel like humans.

Rates are reasonable from state-to-state as the FCC is cracking down on ridiculous phone rates and surcharges. This is a huge advantage for inmates and their loved ones.

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The Flourishing Leadership of Kenneth Goodgame

Kenneth Goodgame is the Senior VP and Chief Merchandising Officer at True Value Company where he has been working since 2013. Over the years, Goodgame has amassed a wealth of marketing knowledge that gives him an edge when it comes to marketing strategies. The True Company cooperative has retailers across the US, and Goodgame has been a core contributor to its success, particularly in brand recognition. With a BSc in Marketing from the University of Tennessee, Goodgame has achieved a reputation of building highly successful teams and managing profits and losses.

Innovative Strategies

A notable mark in all his stints at different companies is the innovativeness of the programs to improve the marketing and advertising of an entity. At True Value Company, he established a 4 SKU end cap program that went on to receive support from over 2800 stores, making it one of the most successful. Goodgame also came up with an advertising program that required investments from vendors. Called “pay for play”, the program made it possible for suppliers to buy ad space at the same time providing half the funding for True Value’s national TV budget. 2014 saw True Value appear on television for the first time in ten years. Ken Goodgame also revolutionized the low-performance buying team and instilled an enthusiasm that saw a great improvement in performance. He also restructured the merchandising team in addition to hiring a full category management squad.

The Principal Executive

Kenneth Goodgame has shown excellent leadership skills in various capacities. He has proven quite the visionary by collecting ideas and turning them into profitable programs. True to form, he has worked with cross-functional groups at True Value Company to fashion a strategic corporate program that spans 5 years. This plan is meant to furnish the company with long-term growth. Goodgame sees beyond the immediate results with most of his plans implement for future success. The marketing guru has a knack for seeing potential and cashing in with relevant merchandising strategies. Besides his leadership, Goodgame also provides advertising and marketing advice on his website. From the posts, marketing professionals, and company executives get smart business strategies. Kenneth Goodgame has successfully carved a lasting reputation in the retail industry.

Talk Fusion: Don’t Be Afraid

So many people in life stop themselves from living out their dreams, doing what makes them happy, and going for it because they are afraid. What if I fail? What if people don’t like me? What if I don’t do a good job? They are scared to quit their job, start their own business, and realize their true potential. It is the fear that holds them back. Maybe they have been beaten down so much by the system, the man, and the 9-5 work that they don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel. They feel trapped and like there is no escaping what is in front of them and what they have to face.

I’m here to tell you that with Bob Reina’s Talk Fusion, you no longer have to be afraid. I heard a great quote once and it is true in life, “I’m bigger than my problems.” You are stronger than you know and you can do more than you think you are capable of. The key is you have to push yourself and you have to go the extra mile to make it a reality. You can’t run from it or hide. Sometimes what scares us the most is just what we need to get started and get rolling in the right direction. The fear is telling us something.

Let’s say you have had a lifelong dream to talk about Crochet on a video format. You have watched others do it, have lots of followers, tweets, likes, comments, and subscribers. You think you are just as talented as they are, if not more talented, so why can’t you do it? You can. The difference between you and them really isn’t that different. The only difference is they have actually gone out and done it instead of talking about it and wishing for it. The time for talk and the time for fear is gone. You can have a video with Bob Reina’s Talk Fusion and it can reach a wide audience. They can see the real you and what you are all about and why you love what you love.

Sources:

http://yourmarkontheworld.com/talk-fusion-founder-ceo-bob-reinas-mission-change-lives/

https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/talk-fusion#/entity

https://www.youtube.com/user/TalkFusionOfficial

Eric Pulier: Information Technology extraordinaire

Eric Pulier is an entrepreneur, public speaker, published author, columnist, philanthropist and information Technology extraordinaire, based in Los Angeles, California. Eric Pulier has either co-founded or founded globally known venture capital groups such as US Interactive, Media Platform, ServiceMesh, Desktone, Akana, XPRIZE, vAtomic Systems and Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council.

Pulier demonstrated his ability to write computer programs while he was still in high school. In fourth grade, he established a computer database company. He studied English and American literature at the Harvard University where he graduated successfully in 1988.

Pulier founded People Doing Things (PDT) when he moved to Los Angeles in 1991. PDT is a company that addresses education, health care, and many other issues through technology. Pulier founded Digital Evolution in 1994. Interactive agency Digital Evolution later merged with US Interactive in 1998.

Pulier is also the co-founder of ServiceMesh where he acts as the Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He was the VP and GM of Computer Sciences Corp. At the company; he led the formulation of cloud offerings which assisted CSC to deliver IT services both internally and externally. Since 2005, Pulier has served as the Secretary and Chief Technology Officer of Santa Media Corporation.

Mr. Pulier was appointed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to formulate and carry out the Presidential Technology Exhibition in Washington D.C (1997). Additionally, Pulier is a member and a supporter of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Mr. Pulier championed the effort to establish Starbright World, a virtual world for children suffering from chronic illnesses to meet others who share comparable experiences. Starbright World connected more than 70 hospitals all over the United States with a video conferencing network, offering real-time video within an extremely stylized virtual environment.

Eric Pulier is well known as the founding donor of ACE Foundation. ACE Foundation is an organization that is devoted to redesigning the means by which software is created and applied to humanity’s pressing problems. Also, he is a financial donor to the XPRIZE Foundation, a non-profit that plans and supervises public competitions meant to promote technological growth that could be of assistance to humanity.

More News on Eric Pulier:

http://www.thecrimson.com/writer/710/Eric__Pulier/

Giving Back & Persisting Towards Your Future With Eric Pulier

Diversant: Looking for Something Different

When you have a free moment, I highly recommend that you check out the website for Diversant, as it is really informative and chock full of information. I don’t like to pinpoint one person, as there are lots of talented people at this IT staffing company, but one person stood out to me when I was reading the website and that was John Goullet. For those unfamiliar with him, he is principal of the company and he also founded his own company back in the day called Info Technologies, which helped Fortune 500 companies come up with solutions. This really struck a chord with me and really generated my interest.

Personally speaking, I don’t have a lot of experience with these types of companies, but I know they look for something special and they look for someone they can trust. They are not going to give this type of job to any regular person on the street. The fact that they trusted John and his company enough to look for solutions to their problems, to me, speaks volumes about the type of man that Goullet is and the kind of respect he has in his field. This is amazing to me and John should be very proud of what he did there and what he is doing at Diversant.

Speaking of Diversant, another thing caught my eye on their website. They talk a lot about the word connection. I love this word, for the record, as I think it is very important to build connections with people in your life, especially an IT staffing company. When you build a connection with someone, you truly get to know them, what they are about, and where they stand. I love that they take the time to build this connection, as I think it helps out both parties. This is a different kind of company and a company that is doing some truly wonderful things. I’m thrilled and excited to see what is up their sleeve next with people like John Goullet on the leadership and advisory board and their commitment to connection.

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Linda Owen Joins James Dondero to Facilitate Highland’s Great Giving

Highland Capital Management, L.P., an asset management firm based in Dallas, has moved to take its generous giving to charities to the next level. James Dondero, the co-founder and president, has chosen to partner with Linda Owen, a civic leader also based in Dallas, to direct the firm’s ever-expanding philanthropic activities. Owen once served at The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation as the president. She has joined Highland as the charitable giving manager, and she will work in partnership with The Dallas Foundation. Currently. The foundation administers the firm’s charitable giving fund.

Confirming Owen’s appointment, Dondero said that Highland needed a dedicated professional to ensure that the firm makes great contributions. He spoke of how Owen has been successful in building public-private partnerships with the greatest impact. Her track record confirms that she shares Highland’s vision of bringing an immediate and tangible difference to Dallas community. On her part, Owen could not hide her delight in working with a firm dedicated to impacting the community.

Through The Dallas Foundation, Highland donates over $3 million to charities each year. Most of the contributions support education, veterans’ causes, healthcare and the Dallas community at large. Some of the beneficiary organizations include the Center for Brain Health, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Uplift Education, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, American Heart Association and Snowball Express. Dondero and several other Highland executives serve on boards of many of the organizations supported by the firm with the aim of providing leadership guidance.

James Dondero has worked in the credit and equity markets for more than 30 years mainly focusing on high-yield and distressed investing. He started as an analyst in the Morgan Guaranty training program. He also served as the Chief Investment Officer of Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary before joining American Express as the Portfolio Manager. He co-founded Highland Capital Management in 1993. He has helped make Highland become the leading asset management firm in the United States.

Dondero graduated with Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi, the highest honors from the University of Virginia where he majored in Accounting and Finance. He holds several certifications such as Certified Management Accountant, Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst.

Source: Business Wire http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160608006430/en/James-Dondero-Teams-Dallas-Civic-Leader-Linda

Jim Hunt: Harnessing the Financial Wave from a Crashing Stock Market

What happens when the stocks come crashing? You lose money and possibly all your investments right? According to Jim Hunt, you can still gain from what he calls the wealth wave of a crashing financial market.

The Wealth Wave is a new series on financial knowledge specifically designed for a crashing stock market. According to VTA Publications Advisor, Jim Hunt, it’s still possible to make money when the stock markets odds are grim. When the financial market crashes, money never vanishes, it simply changes possession.

Through his new DVD and Webinar Training, Wealth Wave, Jim Hunt first reassures the potential investor to never fear a falling market. It’s okay to be afraid when the value of stock is dropping fast, but this doesn’t mean you should shy away from investing in it. Through the DVDs and online Webinars, Hunt imparts sound knowledge on how to find the profitable loopholes of a falling stock and make money from it. Simply put, when the market comes crashing, money changes possession; you should be the new possessor of this wealth gain.

Jim Hunt teaches the tested and proven methods of reading a falling stock market and finding where to profit. According to well known financial experts, many smart investors will turn into millionaires by the year 2016 and 2017, and a great deal of these investors will be the ones using Jim Hunt’s Wealth Wave series.

Jim Hunt’s passion for teaching continues to show in the many webinars and DVD releases he has done on financial knowledge. Wealth Wave is another gift from Jim Hunt that will make millionaires of those willing to heed his teachings.

About VTA Publications

VTA Publication is a leading publisher of learning material for long distant learners. Additionally, they are chief organizers of public events that bring together people for information sharing. Since their establishment in December 3, 2012, VTA Publications have focused on the two fields of economics and finance, bringing together the greatest advisors all over the world to come and share their knowledge with new smart investors.

In partnership with Jim Hunt, they have promoted a series of financial publications both online and through seminars. Currently, the Wealth Wave series is aimed at helping investors profit from an otherwise falling economy.