Browse Month: April 2016

How Using A Shared Office Space Helps New York Companies Thrive

 

Starting any business is not without its share of growing pains. In the past, an office consisted of phones, desks, a copier, and with any luck a fax machine. In more modern times internet capable computers would also be on the list. Let’s not forget the long hours stuck plugging away, trying to make it happen. Well, now there is better, more exciting solution.

What kind of company are you running? What are your goals? What do you think helps in productivity? Some companies thrive on that close-knit environment. That’s all well and good. This allows the boss to have a great amount of control over their business, how it’s run, and they can steer the course of their companies destiny. If they are starting off with plenty of capital, this is great. But what happens if you are not in the best position to do that? A new company being cash strapped is not unheard of.

That new and exciting solution mentioned earlier is called coworking spaces. What’s this all about? First off it’s a great way for a business to save money. What do coworking spaces have to offer? Plenty.

Instead of putting money towards renting an entire office space, rent out some desks. Instead of constantly getting office supplies and coffee, it’s all in the rental fee. Not to mention by using a coworking space, all of the maintenance will be taken care of. This is also a great way to inject some energy into your workplace. For those companies that don’t mind sharing space, they may even generate some great dynamic energy with other companies. The possibilities are endless. Can you even imagine the great creative collaborations two companies could have together?

One such coworking space is called Workville, they’re based in New York City. It’s in a luxury office building, and being in that type of environment is sure to help productivity levels soar. There’s great views, fast internet, daily cleaning, and 24-hour access to the office space. All of this for the cost of renting the space your company needs, in whichever configuration works best, sounds great.

Unnessasary Deaths in Top Children’s Unit in Venezuela

 

JM de Los Rios Children’s Hospital in Caracas is known for being the Top Children’s Unit for Pediatric Healthcare in Venezuela, but these days that name is being sabotaged by Venezuela’s socialist government. Inside this hospital that should be well-supplied with everything needed patients are dying due to shortages in common medical supplies and drugs. Many patients are also not receiving the proper care according to a report from Open Corporaters for their disease or condition and therefore are suffering or even dying due to poor treatment. One doctor named Dr Huniades Urbina is doing his best to stand up for what’s right and in doing so he has been fired from his position as Director of Intensive Care at the hospital. All of these shortages are due to the recent economic catastrophe in Venezuela who is known for it’s more than decade long contingency upon oil to raise foreign currency levels. Venezula is predicted by Adrian Jose to possibly have the fastest declining economy excluding Syria. Doctors and healthcare workers alike are pushing and looking for the government to announce a State of Medical Emergency. But, at the moment nothing seems to be happening. The healthcare industry is suffering but, it’s not alone as many people cannot even afford food at local grocery stores. Sadly, this crisis in the healthcare field and food suppply is likely to continue until someone within the government is willing to take a stand against it.

Sanjay Shah’s Success as a Business Executive

Sanjay Shah is British business person that was born in September 1970. Shah is the Chief Executive Officer of Solo Capital Partners, and he is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Autism Rocks Organization. Shah founded the Autism Rocks organization in the year 2014. The idea behind establishing the organization was motivated by his youngest son, Nikhil, who was diagnosed with autism. His son’s condition drove him to create awareness on autism through the use of music. The philanthropist partnered with the music industry enabling him to raise awareness on the neurological disorder. He has also established an outlet that funds the research conducted on autism.

Autism Rocks is an invitation-only event that takes place in London. It is a live concert and a charity that raises awareness and donations for autism research. Famous artists have performed in the Autism Rocks live concert among them Drake, Michael Buble, and Lenny Kravitz among many others. Autism is a neurological disorder that affects the normal development of the body leading to difficulties in establishing social relationships and communication skills. Reports indicate that the neurological disorder affects one in every 68 children annually. There has been reported 12 percent increase in those affected since the year 2012.

Solo Capital Markets is a globally recognized company dealing in financial matters. The company is headquartered in London, England. The firm was established in September 2011, and it is known as Solo Capital Limited and Solo Capital UK. The company specializes in proprietary trading, professional sports investment and consulting services. The company’s partners had a net worth of 15.45 million Euros as of the end of March 2015. The assets of the company were announced to be amounting to 67.45 million Euros and a cash flow of 30.26 million Euros. The company is controlled by Solo Group Holdings. It is also being controlled by Aesa S.a.r.l, which is also owned by Sanjay Shah. Shah is also reported to own other companies located in other places around London. The companies are in the British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Luxembourg, the Cayman Island, and Malta. The founder used to earn 19 million Euros before the incorporation of Solo Capital Limited in the year ending March 2011.

Novation, Kyle Bass, and Bear Stearns

Bear Stearns, until March of 2008, was one of the top five big investment banks on Wall Street. They failed in a matter of days, and many point to Kyle Bass as the responsible party. Bass let leak some information about an e-mail in which Bear Stearns went to conduct a regular novation with Goldman-Sachs. The novation was denied, but then very quickly afterward was approved. In the space between the denial and approval, CSPAN did an interview with Alan Schwartz, one of the leading forces behind Bear Stearns. David Faber, the journalist conducting the interview, asked a question that implied Goldman Sachs had lost confidence in Bear Stearns, as per Kyle Bass’ earlier advisement. Even though at about the same time, Sachs was issuing a release indicating they did, in fact, still have a working relationship with Bear-Stearns, the damage was done.

What was the contested business item? A novation. Novations usually simplify transactions. Say you owe Nick fifty dollars, and Luke owes you fifty dollars. A novation would be having Luke pay Nick. In the banking world, substitute securities, bonds, or sub-prime loans for stock, holdings; what-have-you. The idea is transferring mutual value and decreasing the complications involved. Novations are common practice in law and finance, and there should have been no problem between Sachs and Stearns. The thing is, Kyle Bass had recently worked for Stearns, and no longer did. It seems as though the information he gave CSPAN was a parting salvo against his old job.

It’s not something that Bass would be unfamiliar with. He’s got a long history of using backhanded techniques to turn a profit. Bass became prominent in 2008 when he predicted the sub-prime lending crisis would lead to an implosion, and invested accordingly. But as concerns Bear-Stearns, it seems as though Bass acted in some small part as an economic assassin. Since he’s closely tied to socialist presidential despot of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, and socialism has a global aim, it would be entirely consistent with Bass’ history for him to function in capacity as an economic assassin. Currently he works as a hedge fund manager in Dallas, which seems like a location for a hedge fund designed to defray suspicion. Bass uses his assets to conduct operations which force stock fluctuations. For example he developed CAD, the Coalition for Affordable Drugs, and uses this organization to diminish the cost on big-ticket pharmaceuticals’ drugs, short-selling his holdings with them when the drop hits Wall Street. Bass’ successes seem to primarily come from undermining established financial institutions.  The WSJ blog did a great job of exposing what Kyle Bass has done.

More Than Money: George Soros’ Background and Philanthropic Work

George Soros is well-known around the world for being one of the richest billionaires ever. Born in Budapest in the 1930, Soros (of Jewish descent) survived the Nazi occupied country during the years of World War II on politifact.com and later fled to England after the war. When in England, he attended the London School of Economics and graduated in 1954.

However, it wasn’t until George Soros moved to America that he founded what he is most famous for today Ð the Soros Fund Management, which has helped him to become the billionaire that he is today. Founded in 1969 in New York, Soros Fund Management invests in public equity and fixed income markets all around the world. The firm also invests in growth equity transactions, start-ups, build-ups, and buyouts. In addition, they focus their attention on investing in resources such as coal, copper, gold, and coke. The Soros Fund Management has been rebranded into the Quantum Fund, which made such an impressive profit in 1992 that it shorted the British pound. George Soros on latino.foxnews has since been known as ‘the man who broke the Bank of England’.

Though George Soros has certainly done well for himself in the business world, he has also been a very active philanthropist. Of his philanthropic work, Soros is best known for providing African students with the funds to attend Cape Town University in apartheid Africa. This work began in 1979 and has since been birthed into the Open Society Foundation, a foundation founded by Soros himself with a personal mission to replace authoritarian forms of government with open societies. Soros says, “Open society is based on the recognition on http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-07/global-markets-at-the-beginning-of-a-crisis-george-soros-says that our understanding of the world is inherently imperfect. What is imperfect can be improved.” Today, the Open Society Foundation operates in over 100 countries and is constantly working to promote Soros’ values of human rights and open society. Through the Open Society Foundation on politico.com, George Soros has given away more than $11 billion throughout his lifetime.

In 1984, Soros worked hard in Hungary to break the Communist party’s control on information by distributing photo copiers to libraries, universities, and civil service groups all across the country. He would continue work similar to this in other countries such as Poland and Russia after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. This type of philanthropic work on Soros’ part definitely contributed to more democratic governments and open societies in countries that were previously dominated by the Soviet Empire. This work has led to Soros founding the Central European University in 1991, to serve as a center for research and policies that advocate his beliefs in open societies.

Today, George Soros continues to be very influential in economics, politics, and philanthropy. He has authored over a dozen books including The Tragedy of the European Union, and The New Paradigm for Financial Markets. He continues to write articles and essays that appear in the nation’s most popular newspapers and magazines. Soros is happily married to his wife, Tamiko Bolton, and has 5 children. He currently resides in New York, and maintains dual citizenship in the United States and Hungary.

New Product Offerings On Slyce

Shoe Carnival is one of the largest and most popular footwear retailers in the nation. They have 400 stores spread out across the United States, and they also sell their products online. They are now partnered with the online visual search recognition platform called Slyce. This new partnership allows users to search for shoes online through Slyce, and users will have an easier time finding exactly what they are after thanks to this partnership. Slyce is refining the way that people shop online, and they are making finding the right products online easier than it has ever been before.

Visual Search Recognition Explained

The idea of taking a picture of something in order to find it online is a new concept that is changing the ways that we purchase things online. It is much easier to find exactly what you are looking for without having to conduct lengthy keyword searches. The trouble with keyword searches is that you never know what to type in the search engines to bring up the product that you are after. However, Slyce has made this concept of coming up with new keywords to find a product a thing of the past.

It has never been easier to shop online. Today, you can use your camera on your smart phone to take a picture of virtually any object around you, and Slyce will do the rest. Slyce is using artificial intelligence to bring about the products that you are looking for in your visual search. They are also backed by one of the best customer support teams that routinely check to see that the AI is functioning at full capacity.

Slyce has been making huge waves in their market. They are partnering with more and more retailers all the time, so their offerings to consumers are growing exponentially. They are the most popular and widely used visual search platform out there. It’s free to download Slyce, and it is really easy to use. With Slyce’s new partnership with Shoe Carnival, you can take a picture of any type of shoe that is around you in order to find a similar or identical product in their catalogue. Users on Slyce also get to take advantage of the best deals that retailers have to offer in their product catalogues.

WEN Leads Innovative Healthy All In One Hair Products

 

Many people are looking for excellent hair products that can keep the shine, while also removing the dirt and daily grime the hair can acquire. A recent article on Bustle talks about the benefits of using hair products to keep the hair healthy, clean, and have that full volume hair many commercials advertise.

There are many brands available for different types of hair, but the brand used in the article on Bustle specifically mentions WEN by Chaz Dean, which was used to rinse out the greasy feeling that can build up in hair after the course of the day. Wen managed to offer a feeling of fuller hair after a single use, and left the hair bouncy as a conditioner should.

WEN Cleansing Conditioner is noted as an all-in-one type of shampoo and conditioner requiring one less application required for the hair allowing for a softer touch to the scalp and hair itself. When comparing different types of products this one seemed to stand out as hair seemed to respond well after every wash and always added a voluminous feel and look, while adding a natural healthy shine.

In the end the type of product used by anyone should be chosen based on a few factors including how frequently a person washes their hair, and what type of hair the person has. A person with dry hair might want a slightly different product than a person with overly greasy hair.

Overall, WEN products have worked wonders for many people. WEN also offers many different types of products  on sephora.com for different types of hair, hair styles, and washing styles. If someone is looking for hair that is not only clean and healthy but also offers a fuller look, and shine, look no further than Wen.