If anyone was wondering what Shervin Pishevar thought about the economy of the United States, their questions have now all been answered. The entrepreneur and Uber investor recently spent 21 hours expressing his views through a series of tweets about a myriad of topics concerning the U.S. economy.
Shervin Pishevar used his Twitter account to unload his opinions regarding bitcoin, the future of the Silicon Valley, and the effects of technology on the markets. In a series of more than 50 tweets, the venture capitalist predicted a massive slowdown of the economy. The sudden explosion of thoughts was the first time Shervin Pishevar has spoken publicly since he stepped down from Sherpa Capital in December 2017 after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced.
Among the most notable opinions expressed in the tweet storm, Shervin Pishevar used the platform to predict a drop of 6,000 points in the stock market over the next few months. Part of the reason for this dire prediction lies in his belief that volatility in the bond market will cause ripples through the rest of the financial sector. Shervin Pishevar blamed the uncertainty coming out of Washington as a result of the White House stance on trade sanctions as a major reason for the predicted market collapse. In his analysis, Pishevar expressed his opinion that the U.S. will continue to lose business to China because of the escalating decay of the U.S. infrastructure.
Shervin Pishevar also took on the emerging bitcoin technology, pointing out that he believes the industry will continue to crash before it begins to recover and stabilize over the next few years. The future of the Silicon Valley also received great attention from Pishevar when he stated that the area is merely an idea, rather than a stronghold of tech innovation. Pishevar believes that the decline of American-based startups is contributing to the negative impact of too few large companies holding the majority of the power.
It is evident that Hurricane Harvey is the most devastating disaster that has been experienced in the country. The storm left noticeable destruction of property and source of revenue where many people were left homeless. Nevertheless, Stream Energy launched the initiative to give back to the society by assisting the affected people to recover from the misfortune and take off their financial encumbrance. Stream Energy is a prominent company that specializes in the selling of energy. This initiative has played a vital role in solving the issue of homelessness that was occasioned by the Hurricane Harvey.
The organization points out that they feel assisting and giving back to the society where they run their business activities in, is important to the growth of their business. Stream Energy said that under the current brand identity of their charity, Stream Cares, they believed that they will get an assist thousands of people who were hit by the hurricane. The decision to name their philanthropy was a decorum to a procedure that they have been participating in the last 12 years. The help provided by the stream energy is a remarkable example of how firms should use their charity to give back some of their revenues to the individuals who need them in the community.
The concept of having a philanthropy body as a separate entity from the entire company is extremely new in this country. For this reason, Stream Energy has broken the new ground in corporate social responsibility both in Dallas and the whole nation. The company has partnered with strategic investors who assist to spearhead local and grassroots donations. For example, the company has collaborated with the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity in a bid to drive their CSI.
Additionally, the company uses a simple business model. In most cases, they make direct energy sales and this allows the firm to establish a great network of corporate and loyal customers. They also have the capabilities to provide residential and corporate services. The company provides essential products such as diapers and other items for kids who are left homeless. Stream Energy partners also like to meet and interact with the individuals they work with, which brands them the company with a caring heart in Dallas.
Dr. Mark McKenna is a man with many different passions, and as an entrepreneur, he has been able to pursue quite a few of them. OVME, the retail aesthetics company that he founded, works to connect patients who are looking for quality healthcare professionals. This has allowed McKenna to draw on his entrepreneurial skills as well as his experience in medicine, and it is finding interested customers and success. OVME uses some of the latest technology to offer interested patients remote consultations, and these consultations then allow the patient to decide if they would like to pay for any of the services that can help them.
While Dr. Mark McKenna has announced that patients still will need to visit an OVME office, he is working to change that. This is being done through an app that will give patients the power to schedule appointments with the best healthcare professionals right in their office or home. Obviously, this is very convenient and also offers a level of privacy and comfort that no one else does. As a client-driven practice, this is exactly what Dr. Mark McKenna wants for OVME, and he is planning on using more innovations in the future to provide patients even more.
Earlier in Dr. Mark McKenna’s life, he had studied to be a doctor at the Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans. Instead of pursuing medicine in the beginning of his career, he went into real estate. He made plenty of money in New Orleans, but that was before Hurricane Katrina struck. After the tragedy, a lot of his real estate business was devastated, but he stayed around and helped to rebuild the city by working on low income housing for people. After he had done a lot for the people of New Orleans, he decided to move to Atlanta, Georgia and get back into the medical field. After Dr. Mark McKenna created and sold his successful company, ShapeMed, he decided to move on and create OVME. Today, he draws on all of his experience to create the best modern, aesthetic medical company in the United States.
Shortly after GreenSky Credit introduced the online platform for their partners and customers to use, they have decided to take their services a notch higher by declaring their initial public offer. The company is currently preparing to go public, a move that has been eagerly awaited by both the public and other organizations to see how it will impact on their growth. So far, the company has been in operation for slightly over a decade, and the kind of growth that it has recorded is unprecedented. With its initial capital then being $50 million, over the past decade, GreenSky Credit has grown drastically, with its value worth more than $3.5 billion during the previous valuation at the end of last year.
The online medium that GreenSky Credit launched in the recent past has also turned out to be the long-awaited dawn in the financial sector. This is because it has allowed the borrowers to interact with the lenders with no physical movements involved. The borrowers have also been relieved from the rigorous and annoying background checks to which they were subject before. All that is required of them is to fill the loan application details that are then reviewed by the lending companies. After the lenders approve the borrower to receive the stipulated amount of funds, GreenSky Credit is automatically authorized to fund the borrower’s account with the amount required.
In this way, the customer benefits greatly from the platform for the efficiency it offers and also the speed at which the loans are processed and approved. The platform has proved to be beneficial to the financial lenders too. This is because the small creditors may be having a larger customer base than they can sustain. The presence of GreenSky Credit offers the creditors a flexible lending capacity whereby they can lend as much as the customers require and to as many customers as they may have.
Zalik David, the founder and the CEO of GreenSky Credit has greatly contributed to the tremendous accomplishment of the organization. Through his loyal and zealous employees, Zalik has been able to lead the organization to the great heights that it stands today.
There used to be somewhat of a stigma surrounding botox, one which has significantly waned as the product and practice have become increasingly popular. One of the individuals who has decided to not just practice botox injections but to pioneer the field itself, is Dr. Mark McKenna who has recently launched a new project called, OVME (“of me”), which, the good doctor hopes, will be to the cosmetics field what Uber has been for personal transportation.
Dr. Mark McKenna acquired his degree at Tulane Medical School where, after graduating, he discerned that he could forge a more successful career as a entrepreneur than as a practicing doctor. Due to this realization, Dr. Mark McKenna began a series of businesses, starting with ShapeMed which operated out of a series of offices in Atlanta, offering cutting edge cosmetic treatments such as botox and laser hair aesthetics and general health and fitness advice and was highly successful due to McKenna’s aptitude in key-word indexing. Once 2015 rolled around Dr. Mark Mckenna decided to sell ShapeMed and joined up with a company called Lifetime Fitness, a gym chain; he quite around a year later and it was then he decided to once again found a new company called OVME, which remains his primary focus to this day.
OVME today operates under the promise of delivering cutting edge “curated medical aesthetic experiences in contemporary and welcoming environments.” In interviews Mr. McKenna has stated that his previous experience has revealed the importance of putting one’s business premium upon user experience, thus, the goal was to build a brand around a already established brand. As McKenna explains it in one of his recent interviews, there is a lot of customer recognition and trust in Botox, but very few retailers and businesses have the same level of trust with the product user base; OVME, hopes to change all of that and present a business which users will appreciate and trust as much as Botox itself.
The game of risk vs. reward is one which investors play on a regular basis. Understanding this game is essential when it comes to investing in commercial properties. Christopher Linkas has a great deal of experience in this field. He has worked in the collateral valuation of repackaged loans during the S&L crisis of the 1980s and 1990s. He followed this up with a long career in the investment field. Investing in real estate is a riskier venture and going ahead with it without prior planning can be considered reckless. With this knowledge and experience, Christopher Linkas’ advice may be regarded as priceless.
All levels of investing have different risk profiles and levels of participation. Assuming more risk is a double-edged sword, give you a better business proposition even though a bid is just but a hazard, a foray into the market with success dependent on many factors. Reinvestment, rework, and renovations firm up property and broaden forum possibilities of direct engagement. Growing assets need patience. Lengthier holding periods are recommended to allow substantive rework, sponged and soaked reinvestment realized as financial improvements of yields.
Real estate operators must also look out to skillfully maneuver complex legal hurdles and setbacks that may be met in acquiring a new property, whether it is a thriving enterprise or a new concept and immaculate roll out of development both native and original. Such initiative may meet opposition in the market manifest and the form of legal and structural hurdles.
Operators may find properties with pending succession disputes, bankruptcy proceedings or even a pending foreclosure. These redefine the transaction engagement and require specialized and clinical disentanglement. Risks profile vary in specific ways across the three bands mentioned by Christopher Linkas in his talk. These are low risk and core property, moderate risk and value-add property, high risk and opportunistic properties and ventures.
Glen Wakeman is one of the best people to ask about starting new companies because he did this for many years as an executive who traveled around the world. He now does business startup consulting as a hobby and he is responsible for the development of Launchpad Holdings which provides instruction on how to build a foundation for your business. Wakeman said he felt the failure rate for new businesses was much higher than it needed to be, but the trend could stop if they were given a way to become well-run entities with real leaders involved. Launchpad uses a SAAS system to guide users through a business setup process. They then can show investors why investing in their company is a wise choice.
Glen Wakeman believes there are five essential areas businesses will need to be strong in in order to succeed long-term. They need a strong plan for financial management, a written plan for governance and policy making, an effective leadership training and utilization, growth strategy and human capital management. He has coached young managers and upcoming executives and has also turned around troubled companies that have needed better management and higher profit margins.
Glen Wakeman studied business and finance at the University of Scranton and then went on to the big business school at the University of Chicago. He began in the banking firm of General Electric and began working in asset management and expanding their business services in P&L. He helped establish GE Capital in Latin America, the UK, east Asia and several other regions. Along with helping various companies restructure their corporate systems, Wakeman also helped start Nova Four, a venture capital wing of GE. After spending over 20 years traveling and reorganizing businesses for GE, Glen Wakeman retired and decided to do business leadership consulting on his own. Along with the program he started at Launchpad, he also became an advisor to an angel investing company known as Dreamfunded and an executive coach for Bitterness. You can also follow Wakeman on social media such as his LinkedIn and Facebook pages.
Perry Mandera is Chief Executive Officer of The Custom Companies Inc and a sits on the seat of several Board of Directors including the Walter & Connie Payton Foundation, and the Jesse White Tumblers.
His Company, The Custom Companies is a Full Service Transportation Provider that services the community of Chicago and specializes in LTL, Truck Load and Air Freight transportation needs.
Perry Mandera started with the company in 1986 after 10 years in the Logistics and Transportation branch of the Marines, this is where he gained knowledge of the Transportation and Logistics Industry. His service in the armed forces, as well as his political career as the Republican Ward Committeeman in Chicago, 26th District helped shape him into the businessman and charitable giver he is today. It is through that service that he realized the needs of the Chicago community.
Perry Mandera finds joy into giving back to community and developed the Custom Cares Charities that services the needs of the Chicago Community. Some of these services include giving winter coats to the children of the Chicago district, providing contributions to a hundred youth sports organizations and has even coached several of these teams in the sports of football, baseball and basketball.
His service with the Marines didn’t end when he unlisted with the armed services. Today Perry Mandera contributes to various organizations that benefit our veterans such as Hiring our Heroes and Marine for Life. He strives to help the men and women who have served in our armed forces with gainful employment upon leaving the service.
Through his success as a businessman in the Transportation he has gained several accolades within the industry. He has garnished such awards as being named in the Top 100 American Transportation executives a prestigious award given by the ITA. He also was given the Bishop Sheil and Citizen of the Year Award by the Illinois State Crime Commission. As well as the Leonard Schaller Businessman of the Year Award
In addition to his business and charitable organizations he is a devoted husband, father, and church member of the Catholic faith.
Adam Milstein is known for his dedication to the humanitarian work. Together with his wife, he is dedicated to ensuring that the Jewish culture does not die. With the high technology growth, the youths are embracing the internet life and what they see, forgetting their roots. The Adam and Gila Milstein is there to know that they remind their youths on their beliefs.
When this may seem hard, Adam Milstein confirmed that there are still youths who are not ready to see the Jewish culture die. He mentioned as the elders; it is their duty to offer the young leaders both financial and emotional support they need.
The Adam and Gila Milstein serves the community in different ones. One way is being directly involved in the programs of the organization. They understand that humanitarian work needs more than the financial support. They need to participate in the organizations actively.
The other way through which the organization serves the community is by ensuring that they support groups that offer to teach the target audiences. This means teaching people based on their stage of life. He says that this education is very effective.
The Adam and Gila Milstein understands that it is through unity that goals are achieved. This is why they support and collaborate with other individuals in the society who share their goal.
Besides being a successful humanitarian,Adam Milstein is also a great business person. He is a Managing Partner of Hager Pacific Properties. He says that when he was acquiring his higher education in the University, they were recruiters who came to school. He realized that they were offering him very poor offers. He, therefore, became a real estate broker. After success as a broker, he then decided to stand by himself.
Like every scar has a story behind, every successful business people has a story. Adam Milstein has faced some failures in his journey as well. He says that when he was in the University, he was selling some art. When he was convinced business was good, he used all the money he had and invested in the business. It went terribly wrong. He says it’s good to be patient with the progress of the business.
Adam Milstein is an Israeli-American that is changing how the world views the Jewish community one day at a time. Milstein is known for his work as an investment real estate broker and for his co-founding of the Israeli-American Council. Milstein has his finger on the pulse of the Israeli-American society.
Adam Milstein uses his philanthropic notoriety and experience in entrepreneurialism to strengthen the Israeli and Jewish community around the world. He is a member of several organizations to assist and fund businesses and organizations on a positive impact on children, adolescents, and adults. His career and experience includes his service to the Israeli Defense Forces, where he served during the Yom Kippur War.
Adam Milstein has a sound teaching doctrine in the field of business and economics. He has a Master’s Degree in Business and Administration. He has been steadily making a name for himself since he arrived with his family in the U.S. in 1981. He is a partner in the Hager Pacific Properties firm. He is the thriving force behind the success of the firm’s financing and acquisitions.
Adam Milstein has experience in taking and rehabilitating multipurpose real estates raging from retail space to multi-family properties. His experience and vast knowledge has aided in his ability to help others and become one of the most influential Jews on the planet. He has spearheaded many outspoken positive political stands in his writings and service
Currently you can find Adam Milstein in podcasts and in the news discussing the harm caused by anti-Semitic views and propaganda. He has consistently aided in the swaying of the negative views of Israeli-Americans and their culture. Milstein hopes that his approach will change the stereotypical views that Americans have and enlighten all of his culture and the love they have of all that is positive and motivates a better relationship of all cultures together.