What Would it Take for Charles Koch to Back Trump?

The 2016 race has not gone how anyone expected it to. Donald Trump is dominating the republican side of things, while Bernie Sanders has grown to become a major threat to Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump in particular has turned the race upside-down with a combination of charisma and the unique ability to get away with things that would destroy any other politician.

One extremely concerned observer is Charles Koch. Koch is part of a family-owned business worth billions and he has spent massive sums of money supporting republican causes that align with his views. Koch himself rejects labels and has spent decades trying to help America shed the two-party system. In recent years, Koch has assisted the republicans in adopting a more libertarian point of view.

Donald Trump marches to the beat of his own drum. He has no need for contributors, as he is wealthy all on his own and can afford to spend what he likes on his own campaign. This is a major reason why his supporters adore him. They believe he can not be bought.

Charles Koch has been careful in handling Trump. He has been outspoken on how he feels that Trump’s views on taxes and Muslims will be harmful to the country. Koch’s network favors Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. If the race boils down to Trump vs. Sanders, then observers say that Koch will support Trump. But if Hillary bests Sanders, it is entirely possible that the Kochs will support Hillary or nobody at all.

If the Kochs were to abstain from supporting anyone, some members of their network would likely break off and support Trump, which could have long-reaching ramifications.

Should Koch try to take on Trump now, before it may be too late? And how exactly should that be done? To attack Trump is to fuel his narrative that the elites and the establishment are out to get him. The voters are likely to rally behind him even more. Trump has more skeletons in his closet than most, but so far he’s proven to be teflon against any sort of criticism. Even his repeated crude comments on women have failed to harm his poll numbers.

This means that Charles Koch continues to watch and wait. When an opportunity presents itself, then we may see a true battle of the billionaires.

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Avi Weisfogel Introduces GoFundMe Donation Website for International Non-profit Organization

In January 2016, Avi Weisfogel introduced GoFundMe website for donations to international nonprofit organization, Operation Smile. The online site is a campaign to help provide financial support to children internationally, including the United States needing facial surgery to correct deformities, such as cleft lips. All proceeds contributed to the fund will go directly to Operation Smile. Hundreds of surgeries are performed yearly by volunteers, including surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare providers. Weisfogel previous experience practicing dentistry in New Jersey is the motivation behind the launch of the GoFundMe campaign.

Before Avi Weisfogel practiced dentistry, he received a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology from Rutgers University. Later, he earned a doctoral degree from New York University and College of Dentistry. Avi Weisfogel provided cosmetic dentistry for many years to hundreds of patients in East Brunswick, N.J and surrounding areas.

After practicing dentistry, Weisfogel became the founder of Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient and co-owner of Healthy Heart Sleep. He specialized in sleep apnea and was the chief lecturer at Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient. In 2014, Weisfogel co-founded Dental Sleep Masters, a sleep apnea consulting business dedicated to training and lecturing oral healthcare providers. The founders created a marketing system designed to increase appliance patients for dentists and medical physicians.

During 2016, Avi Weisfogel will continue to manage Dental Sleep Masters and promote GoFundMe campaign. Donated funds will help children with cleft lips and other facial deformities receive surgery to live normal lives and improve appearances. With help of medical professionals, such as Dr. Weisfogel and faithful volunteers, Operation Smile is able to add beautiful smiles to the faces of children over the world. The survival of Operation Smile is because of monetary donations from individuals and businesses, as well as volunteers who provides their valuable time and professional expertise. Avi continues to financially support the non-profit surgery charity by campaigning for donations and providing personal contributions.

This article recapped http://www.pr.com/press-release/653683

Keith Mann Business Scholarship Offered To One Lucky High School Student In Brooklyn

For high school students gaining a college degree is of the utmost importance for their futures and their careers, however with the rising cost of school many students are left scrounging for tuition money. Keith Mann, a well known entrepreneur and director of Dynamics Search Partners, has a widely respected scholarship given to next generation business leaders and this year he has offered the students of Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn a chance to obtain the scholarship.

The Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement offers five thousand dollars towards a student’s tuition and students are able to apply until the deadline on February 29th, and the winner will then be announced sometime in March. Every senior student attending the chosen Brooklyn charter school is able to enter with a 1,000-word essay explaining why a college degree will help them pursue and conquer their professional goals.

Keith Mann has always been a strong advocate for education and understands the high cost of college keeps higher education out of many promising students’ reach which is why he chose to reach out to Uncommon Schools. Uncommon schools is a non-profit charter management organization centered in New York City that helps low-income students carve out the best educational path for themselves and their future. These charter schools help student’s prepare to pay for, attend, and stay in four year colleges to ensure they graduate. There are currently 44 charter schools managed by Uncommon Schools between New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey serving a total of 14,000 students.

As a businessman, Keith Mann has excelled in the last fifteen years working in the field of finance and hedge funds.  The premise for this addition was his realization that the search community was heavily undeserved when it came to hedge funds and its speedily growing market. He expanded into private equity in 2006 then launched Dynamics Search Partners in 2009 where he currently serves as DSP’s Ceo.

This article recapped http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160125006525/en/Keith-Mann-Announces-2016-Scholarship-Professional-Achievement

Why Your Home Needs The Handy Professionals

Many people try to fit their cleaning into a schedule but find that this becomes overwhelming and takes away from time they would have otherwise spent with family and friends. One of the issues with forgoing your home’s cleaning is the fact that it can be uncomfortable to be living in a house that is dirty and it might even be unhealthy for the family who is living there with you.

Because of the problems that come with living in a dirty home, lots of people have been considering hiring maids and cleaning services to do the job for them. Hiring a maid might seem like it would be an expensive endeavor, but it can quite easily fit into your budget so long as you are hiring from the right company. The Handy company is one of the top cleaning service professional agencies that happens to be in the country. They employ maids and cleaning experts in all areas of the United States, allowing you to find someone professional who lives near to your home and who can come out regularly to provide the cleaning that you need.

The Handy professionals will also be affordable according to your budget. Before you make any decision, you will receive a quote for how much the work will cost you. This depends on whether you are using Handy for a one-time clean or if you are planning to utilize their services on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

You are also going to notice that Handy has both its own convenient website as well as an app that you are going to be able to use. The app makes it easy for you to schedule cleaning appointments at all times and ensure that you are getting the experts in when you need them the most. You can also create an account online and keep track of your cleaning schedule and even pay electronically for the services. In short, Handy takes the guesswork out of hiring a maid and it is very simple for you to have a gorgeous home without having to do all of the work yourself.

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FreedomPop’s Platform Extends To Global Wifi

There’s a new way to travel the world. You don’t have to feel stranded any longer when you travel around without a cell phone. You can take your cell phone into 25 countries with uninterrupted service thanks to FreedomPop. According to FreedomPop and an article from PC Mag, their service seamlessly connects when you go to any one of the 25 countries that are available on their global wifi network. The program is expected to grow by the end of the year to encompass 40 different countries, so get your passport ready because you will have an easier time moving around the globe.

Rounds Of Fundraising Allow For Global Wifi

FreedomPop has had some incredibly high rounds of fundraising in the past few quarters. They have raised a total of 109 million dollars for their development efforts, and just recently they raised 50 million dollars. These funds allow the developers at FreedomPop to extend their network and create incredible new platforms for folks to conveniently travel with wifi capabilities intact.

If you are new to FreedomPop’s platform, then you should know that they offer a free phone service to their customers.  You can stop complaining about your phone bills now that FreedomPop is available. The company started in Los Angeles, California, but they have recently extended their service capabilities to folks overseas in the United Kingdom areas. U.K. residents and U.S. residents will have the option to join in on FreedomPop’s global wifi program. The company plans to offer their programs to other countries soon. To read the PC Mag article on FreedomPop’s fundraising for global wifi capabilities, follow this link.

Kyle Bass Keeps Bad Company

Kyle Bass, the man known around the world for predicting the 2008 crisis, keeps some pretty bad company. His relationship with Argentinian despot Cristina Fernández de Kirchner makes people question his moral compass and his character.

For those of you who don’t know, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is bad news. Since she has held the position of Argentinian despot, her country has defaulted on their debt two times. To most, this is an indefensible action. But not to Bass. Not only did he defend the Argentinian despot, he also went a step further and sang her praises.

The New York Post said he was so out of touch, he sounded like Argentina’s leftist economy minister Axel Kicillof. To say they have a good relationship is an understatement. He is basically a lackey who will do or say anything she wants him to.

But that’s not the only questionable relationship Bass has been known to have. A few years ago he started doing business with Erich Spangenberg. If the name sounds familiar its because Spangenberg is often referred to as the most notorious patent troll in the world.

And as you can imagine, Bass and Spangenberg together equals double trouble. The duo came up with one of the most vile scams in recent history. The sad part is the scam was actually legal due to a loophole in the law.

Once the government found out what was going on, both sides quickly banned together to come up with a way to stop the scam from affected millions of lives.

While what Kyle Bass and Spangenberg were doing is without a doubt immoral, the question is why was it legal in the first place?  Wikipedia has further information about him.

James Dondero: Changing How Investments Are Made

James Dondero is the proud leader of Highland Capital Management. He founded the company in 1993 because he wanted to make a different type of investment firm, one that would better serve its investors. One of the main principles of the fund is to be bold. One of the ways that they fund stays bold is by staying independent. The firm is employee owned and is operated under that mindset. Another aspect of that principle that Jim Dondero wanted to ensure was part of his firm is that they create solutions for investors and not for the products that they offer. A final aspect that embodies that principle is that the firm always advocates for its investors. The first goal is to help the investor make money and not for them to make money from the investor.

James Dondero has been leading Highland Capital Management for over 20 years and has managed to help it successfully grow year after year. Jim started out as a student studying accounting and finance at the University of Virginia. Since his graduation, Jim Dondero has gotten certification as a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. Jim has also gone on to serve in his community. He sits on the board of organizations such as NexBank, CCS Medical, Cornerstone Healthcare, MGM Studios and American Banknote.

In a recent article by Octa Finance, the 13F of Highland Capital Management was analyzed and reported on. The 13F was for the firm’s third quarter of 2015. Among 69 new stocks, the five biggest purchases were 67 million dollars in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr, 23 million dollars in Amazon Com Inc, 17 million dollars in Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc, 17 million dollars in Danaher Corp Del and 15 million dollars in Intra Cellular Therapies Inc.

While the article reported that 69 new stocks were bought, there were also additional purchases in 62 stocks and the fund sold out of 119 stocks total. They only reduced their position in 80 stocks. The top 10 holdings that the fund currently has now makes up nearly 30 percent of their entire portfolio. The fund’s portfolio is valued at 3.42 billion dollars.

This article recapped http://www.octafinance.com/highland-capital-management-top-10-holdings-in-q3-2015/352793/

Crystal Hunt’s Impact on Reality Television and The World

If you are a fan of soap operas especially to the extent that you remember some of the soap opera greats from the 90s such as Erica Kane then you will not be surprised that television has taken a shot at increasing the popularity of soap operas again. How exactly is television trying to reintroduce soap operas? Easy. Through reality television.

The Queens of Drama is a reality television show follows a group of actresses who have decided to produce their own show. The basis of the reality show is actually quite genius if you really think about it. A reality show that features a cast full of women who all have earned Daytime Emmy Awards.

So who exactly is Crystal Hunt? Crystal Hunt first began her career at the mere age of 2 years old. The one talent she was able to focus on was acting. She has starred in several commercials including commercials for Walt Disney.  Some of them feature in Ms Hunt’s YouTube acting reel.

Her most famous claim to fame was her role as Lizzie Spaulding on the hit television show on CBS soap opera Guiding Light in which she portrayed a troubled young girl who’s parents happened to be Phillip and Beth Raines. She starred in this role from 2003 to 2006. In 2005 she nominated for Outstanding Younger Actress in Drama Series for the role.

Hunt has also appeared in the 2005 film The Derby Stallion, One Life to Live and Vision of Hell. Hunt is by no means a stranger to the entertainment industry. She is an outstanding actress who continues to work hard to make sure her impact is being felt not only across the United States but across the world.

In 2013, Hunt costarred alongside Dania Ramirez, Arielle Kebbel and Evan Ross in the the gut wrenching thriller NYC Underground,an in dept look at four teenagers who’s lives were turned upside down after a drug deal gone wrong.

To add to her ever growing resume, popular Facebook celeb Hunt recently joined her friend and actor Dylan Baker to produce their first film entitled 23 blast. The film starred Stephen Lang, Timoty Busfield and Dylan Baker to name a few. It tells the story of a high school football star who’s life is suddenly placed at a standstill when he is diagnosed with total blindness.

Ricardo Guimarães Uses LinkedIn To Research Business In Brazil


Ricardo Guimarães is a scion of business in Brazil. He is well known for his time at BMG Bank, and he is using his time today to work with his favorite football club, to observe the Brazilian business sector and to consult companies who need his help. This article explains how Ricardo has used LinkedIn to research business in Brazil, and the article covers 25 simple skills that he believes will be useful for workers in South America.

#1: LinkedIn Is Growing In Popularity

LinkedIn has become immensely popular around the world for making connections. Ricardo sees his colleagues making connections every day on LinkedIn, and he sees the potential for new candidates to find jobs. There are many people on LinkedIn who are hoping to meet someone who might give them a job, and Ricardo believes that networking online is often simpler than going out to meet people. The exclusivity of many parts of the business sector is now gone because of LinkedIn.

#2: Ricardo Considers Skills Required To Succeed In The Brazilian Economy

Ricardo participated in a study with Exame magazine that highlights the 25 skills he believes are most important for works in Brazil. Each of these 25 skills has been found on LinkedIn, and Ricardo knows that these 25 skills will help people working in the business world find new jobs. He is familiar with the attributes he looked for in employees, and he wants new graduates to know what they must learn to succeed.

  • Statistics and mining for data
  • Mobile developmeny
  • Quality control
  • Logistics
  • Web framework
  • Software integration
  • Software engineering
  • Security
  • Human resources
  • Corporate law
  • Work safety
  • Interface design
  • Microsoft technical work
  • Business intelligence
  • SCR
  • Recruiting
  • Policy
  • Material engineering
  • Java
  • Perl
  • Business development
  • Social media marketing
  • Digital marketing
  • Software modeling
  • Shell scripting

#3: Ricardo Calls For Better Training

Ricardo wants his colleagues to offer better training for employees, and he prefers to give people a chance to learn all that they can. No one person could learn everything on the list above, but Ricardo knows that a committed employee could learn quite a lot with some help.

Ricardo Guimarães is a brilliant businessman who sees the potential of social media in the business world. His look at LinkedIn with Exame helps shed light on what employees must know in the 21st Century.