Wes Edens & Richard Branson: Virgin Trains USA

Founder of Fortress Investment Group and chairman of Brightline, Wes Edens, announced in recent news a partnership with Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. Brightline which launched in 2018 is the only passenger rail service in the United States that currently is privately owned. It is popular with its efficient and hospitality is driven by customer-friendly amenities during transportation. Wes Edens plans for Brightline which started offering service in Florida, between West Palm Beach, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale in May 2018 to expand into Tampa and Orlando. Other expansions include new service express joining Las Vegas to Southern California with constructions starting in 2019. Read more about Wes Edens at Wikipedia

Besides Virgin Group being a respectable and recognizable brand, it is among the top international investment groups. Founded in 1970, it has invested in many sectors including transportation and travel services, mobile technologies, entertainment and leisure, related financial services, wellness, and health. What Virgin Group offers Brightline, is extensive expertise in marketing, brand development and a minority investment in the company. After the partnership agreement, Brightline will have to rename itself taking the Virgin Group’s brand name “Virgin Trains USA.” However, it will retain its operation and management through their affiliates at Fortress Investment Group and an executive team.


Wes Edens believes the Virgin Group team will offer their expertise on customer experience since they are professionals in the hospitality and travel industry with a trusted brand. Edens also believes, through innovation, shared culture and disruption, the partnership will significantly position for success. Founder of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, agreed with Wes Edens stating “over the years, they have improved on innovative ways to offer better traveling services using Virgin America.” The impact will, however, be great after partnering with Brightline since many Americans reaching tens of millions, travel by train every day becoming beneficial.

Besides Virgin Group having over 60 companies looking into consumer sectors like leisure and travels, president of Brightline, Patrick Goddard agrees on their success rate. “We are reinventing train travel in America… and challenging conventional wisdom” Goddard explained. He added that a proven success track record by Virgin Group would amplify their growth potential and efforts into new markets.

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Eos lip balm beauty review

Evolution of smooth (EOS) is a commonly known lip balm that comes in a rainbow of different colors and succulent flavors. Ranging from strawberry to honey suckle you just can’t get enough. From the unique shape and adorable size, its perfect the fit for your travel size make up bag, office drawer, or in your pocket. However, what makes EOS stand above the rest is its flat bottom that helps it stand straight up. Furthermore, you won’t finding rolling around everywhere like a bowling ball. This little cutie is perfect for anyone looking for natural eco-friendly ingredients. Being 95 percent organic and 100 percent natural it stumps any other lip balm that has petroleum or parabens. With the help of shea-butter and soothing oils, its packed with vitamin E that leaves the lips feeling delicately soft. The vitamin E helps to penetrate the lower layer of chapped lips and deposits a hydrating coating to moisturize the top layer. Many of the lip balms carry SPF for instant lip protection. Perfect for any day in the sun without worrying about over exposure from ultraviolet rays. Best of all the flavoring itself doesn’t irritate or leaves a burning sensation from harsh chemicals. Perfect definition of evolution of smooth that leaves a subtle taste and revitalized lips.

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The Doctor and Automobile Leader Wrapped Up In One

If you want to get into the mind of a very successful businessman, look no further than Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade. Not only does the good doctor have a prestigious degree in medicine but he also is the dominant distributor and manufacturer of cars in Brazil. He has accomplished a dream that he had held dear to him.

Having got a license from Hyundai, Dr. Carlos set up a new factory in Anápolis, which produced 78 Trucks. His main goal was to make a Brazilian car and it turned out to be a success. Dr. Carlos did a different approach to what the Koreans had done and pulled it off when it came to making the newer model Tucson. His company, the CAOA Group, has had achieved a lot thanks to Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade. With noting that he has rewritten history for his incredible brilliance, people are looking at the fact that Brazil has never been so big in the automotive sector. Most of the attempts in that area were complete failures. Dr. Carlos came along and changed everything. What he does maybe considered controversial but it works. His brilliance is respected by the Koreans. They claim that he gets results that are marketed and therefore delivered with much success.

To get to know Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is to understand his company. The CAOA was created in 1979. This company has factories in every sector of Brazil. Also, it owns three major brands, which are Hyundai, Subaru, and Ford. In addition to all of that, this company has its own Tucson, SUVs, XI35, and HD80 Trucks. These are manufactured at the plant in Anápolis. This company has been in business for well over 40 years and has sold 1 million vehicles in Brazil alone.

Other people have tried this and did not make it but that is not the case for Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade. People should be inspired that whatever dream they have, giving up is not an option. He is going to sell a more vehicles and that will keep him successful.

See Dr. Carlos’ Award here: https://www.istoedinheiro.com.br/noticias/investidores/20071212/carlos-alberto-oliveira-andrade/17108

Waiakea Water: Bottling Hawaiis Volcanic Springs

Hawaii, a chain of islands scattered across the Pacific, is known for their volcanic activity. The island chain formed due to the existence of a hotspot, and the volcanic activity has been going on continually for decades. The minerals ejected from the vents of the island’s volcanoes have been mixing with the spring, and it created a chemical reaction making the water alkaline, which is good for the body. The water is also infused with different minerals that are beneficial to humans. Entrepreneurs in the island knew about this fact, and they decided to collect the water from Hawaii’s springs, selling it as bottled water under the brand Waiakea.

The people behind Waiakea Water have noticed that people all over the world are not picky when it comes to bottled water. They will grab anything that has water in it, without reading the labels and checking where the water came from. However, they are keen on changing the norm, and they are marketing the bottled water as organic and filled with minerals from the volcanoes of Hawaii. Their marketing campaign is successful, and a lot of people became aware of the product that they are selling. Fans of the Waiakea bottled water are saying that they felt more energetic after drinking the water sold by the brand, and they are recommending it to people who need to be rehydrated all the time.

Waiakea Water is also a champion when it comes to environmental protection. The company developed an eco-friendly container, and they are urging their buyers to recycle. The company is also conducting a philanthropic activity in Africa, and they are donating a portion of their sales to Pump Aid, an NGO whose primary goal is to deliver clean water to homes in impoverished African states. Waiakea focuses their assistance to the people of Malawi, a poverty-ridden country known for Lake Malawi, but does not have any access to clean water.

Because of the philanthropic activities being promoted by Waiakea Water, many people are driven to buy their products because they knew that the sales are going through projects that help the African society.

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Alastair Borthwick Shares His Stories Of Mountaineering And Fighting In World War II

While working at the Glasgow Weekly Herald in the 1930s, Alastair Borthwick developed a passion for mountaineering, climbing, and hiking. He climbed all over Scotland and shared all of his experiences in a newspaper column he wrote, Open Air. While other writers during that time wrote about the elite people engaged in these types of activities he chose to write about unemployed people who had recently taken these hobbies up because it was inexpensive and they had a lot of time on their hands.

The author ended up writing a book about his experiences in the hills and mountains called, “Always a Little Further”. He wrote in a very entertaining and humorous way and this book is still very readable today. He relates stories where he met tramps and others where naive beginners at these sorts of activities got themselves into trouble. Alastair Borthwick also wrote tales about hitchhiking across Scotland including one where he hitched a ride on the back of a truck filled with dead sheep.

He became a radio broadcaster in the late 1930s and proved to have a natural talent at it. He got this job at the BBC after an interview of him. During the interview, he started sharing a story of his climbing expedition the prior weekend during which time he treated the microphone like an old friend of his.

He served as a junior officer in World War II. Alastair Borthwick (@AlastairBorthw1) served in several battles such as the one at El Alamein. He eventually traveled over 3,000 miles in both North Africa and Europe. His battalion conquered Sicily and also invaded Italy. He also fought in German after his battalion crossed the Rhine.

As per thetimes.co.uk, Borthwick’s  most memorable event in the war was the time that he led his battalion behind enemy lines. Alastair Borthwick and his men crept through the German lines without the use of a map because he said they were faulty. When the Germans got up at dawn they were shocked to see him and his battalion, the Seaforths, dug in right behind them and ready for battle.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alastair-borthwick

Southridge Capital’s CEO Talks the Future of Investing

The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Southridge Capital, Stephen M. Hicks, has spent over thirty years as an entrepreneur, steadily building his resume as one of the country’s premier investors. In 1996, while working for a small hedge fund in the New York City area, Mr. Hicks was given the unique opportunity to create his own firm. At the time, the principle of the firm that he worked for, intended to relocate to his native Australia, and with his approval, Mr. Hicks launched his own hedge firm, while still handling the day-to-day responsibilities of his employer. Today, as the head of Southridge Capital, he spends the majority of his time planning for the future, while still ensuring that the short-term target goals of the company remain on schedule. For more details visit LinkedIn.

Stephen M. Hicks graduated from Kings College, located in Briarcliff, New York, where he majored in Business Administration. From there, he would enroll in Fordham University, garnering an MBA. As an entrepreneur, the success of Mr. Hicks’ company is largely a result of his uncanny ability to navigate the volatile terrain, while also remaining productive each day. He generally begins with an analysis of the company’s current portfolio, ensuring that each investment is on target, before utilizing trusted resources to seek out new investment opportunities that will help to grow Southridge as a whole. In order to bring his ideas to fruition, he typically relies on his 30 years of accrued experience. This experience has helped to solidify the reputation of Southridge Capital, making it easy for potential clients to seek out and acquire their services.

When searching for new opportunities, Stephen M. Hicks often utilizes news outlets such as the Wall Street Journal Online, Quotestream, and OTC markets. While there are a number of budding sectors that have garnered his attention, recently, Mr. Hicks has been placing more emphasis on the future of cryptocurrency, as well as marijuana. He believes that the potential for growth in these two sectors is virtually immeasurable, due to their fluidity and vast interest around the board. You can visit their Facebook page.

 

 

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DAMAC Owner Hussain Sajwani Maintains A Close Relationship With The Trumps

Hussain Ali Habib Sajwani is the proprietor of DAMAC Properties Dubai Co. PJSC. He founded this luxury real estate company in 2002. Over the years, the Dubai-based company has provided people with unrivaled living experiences. To date, the public corporation has delivered more than 17,900 units. More than 44,000 units are in progress. DAMAC Properties is credited for developing world-class leisure, commercial and residential properties in the Middle East. The company works closely with engineers, architects and real estate experts to facilitate the construction of different properties across the country. In January and February of this year, the company awarded 121 contracts. DAMAC Properties has been associated with eye-catching property developments and stylish golf course projects. Hussain Sajwani posits that they have managed to build a reputation for delivering high-end projects.

Hussain Sajwani took advantage of a government declaration to allow foreigners the right to own properties in the Emirates to start building properties in the country. The billionaire has been considering an initial public offering of DAMAC properties’ shares with the renowned London Stock Exchange. He is married. Hussain Sajwani has three children. He is an alumnus of the esteemed University of Washington where he graduated with a bachelor’s of Arts degree.

DAMAC Owner Hussain Sajwani is determined to enhance his business relationship with Donald Trump’s Organization. Hussain’s family and the Trumps have been friends for long. During the New Year’s Eve, the two families celebrated together. In the recent past, President Trump and Hussain Sajwani partnered to develop Trump International Golf Club. President Trump reiterated that he would not engage in any business deals while in office. Sajwani posited that he understands that any dealings with POTUS would result in conflict of interest. To this end, he said that he would work with Trump’s children, who have exceptional business skills. Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric have extensive experience in managing, growing and expanding their family businesses. Over the years, they have engaged in different transactions with wealthy foreigners. Since 2010, Ivanka has flown to at least 13 countries for business meetings. She has posted the details of these meetings in her social media pages. Hussain Sajwani contended that his wife and Ivanka are best of friends. They communicate regularly through emails. Sujwani is confident that DAMAC properties will continue to work closely with the Trump Organization in developing world-class properties around the world.

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Whitney Wolfe Named 2018 Person Of The Year As Tinder Emulates Bumble


Ex-Tinder co-founder has announced that she will emulate Bumble by offering women the authority to take charge of organizing and initiating a dating conversation in her site. Although it is now on the spotlight, things have not been easy for Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble dating app. Like other dating sites and apps today, the online dating portal has been marred by challenges. Nonetheless, Whitney Wolfe Herd has shown the world that she is capable of managing a much safer online dating site that perhaps is the world’s number one in ensuring that there is no female harassment. For this and other reasons, Tinder wants to copy something.

Time Magazine Honors Bumble

Whitney Wolfe’s efforts to ensure that women are safe when finding perfect partners online have not been futile. Many people especially women have expressed their sincere gratitude for her efforts. The recent honor by Time Magazine is perhaps the notable thing that will make Whitney Wolfe Herd walk with her head held high. The magazine name Ms. Whitney the Person of The Year 2018 for her efforts to ensure women are safe.

When naming Whitney Wolfe as the 2018 Person of The Year, Time Magazine said it looked at many things. Although the journal was looking at many dating sites, apps, and portals, it narrowed down to Bumble citing 4 main reasons. Learn more about Whitney Wolfe on Crunchbase.

Bans Use Of Guns

Deliberate efforts have been made to shun the use of violent words, emblems of violence such as weapons that include guns. While the world has a diverse view of the use of guns, Whitney Wolfe has refused to accept their use on Bumble.

Empowers Women

Majority of Bumble’s subscribers are women. Some of these are not just ordinary women but elite, high-end professional women who deserve better treatment. For this reason, Bumble gives both men and women the liberty to chat and plan for a date. However, it stands out that Whitney Wolfe’s site only allows women to start a conversation.

No To Match Group

Match Group, another online dating app approached Bumble a few months ago for a business partnership. According to Whitney Wolfe, the partnership could be a start of sending the women who have trusted her away. She thus turned down the offer.

Cuts Ties With Facebook

You don’t need to have a Facebook account to sign up for a Bumble account. Ms. Wolfe took this harsh stance after claims spread that Facebook mishandled clients’ data.

Visit: http://fortune.com/40-under-40/whitney-wolfe-herd-9/

 

CEO Promises Customers A New Papa John’s

Pizza corporation Papa John’s has had to deal with the fallout of problematic statements from a former executive. As per Bloomberg, with a new CEO in charge of the company’s future, Steve Ritchie, the company is looking for ways to reach out to customers who’ve sworn off the brand and those on the fence. Ritchie chose to address these groups in a cautiously prepared letter.

In his first major statement to the public, Ritchie, who’s been with the company for decades, admits that Papa John’s has been having a rough time recently. Insensitive statements led to charges of a culture that enables racism, something no company wants to be associated with. But stated emphatically that a company the size of Papa John’s is more than the words of any single spokesman, it’s the product of tens of thousands of employees.

To better serve and represent all those different groups of people, Ritchie announced that consultants have been hired to take a closer look at their hiring practices and diversity policy, to perform an audit that shows where they need improvement. With their faults highlighted, Ritchie aims to improve in the immediate future, so Papa John’s can better reflect the kind of company it wants to be. This will require Ritchie’s direct involvement if he is to regain public trust.

When compared to previous statements intended to calm public criticism, Ritchie’s statement seems to be more effective. In addition to taking responsibility for the company’s failure to live up to it’s own code of conduct, Ritchie set goals for the company that consumers will be able to notice.

A change in leadership will bring about change in overall business, Ritchie has claimed. This isn’t just an effort at eliminating a harmful culture at Papa John’s, it’s a promise made to those 120,000 employees.

How Steve Ritchie Papa Johns actually views these recommendations from consultants and delegates responsibilities to other executives will determine the sincerity of his commitment to changing Papa John’s public image. And Ritchie’s pledge to be directly involved means the success of this initiative will reflect on him as well. Learn more about Ritchie by checking out his Crunchbase profile.

However this pans out, the future of this pizza chain will be up to the consumer.

Steve Ritchie on Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/profiles/people/17045820-steve-m-ritchie

Guilherme Paulus Corrects The Disparities Of Brazil

In Brazil, there is no shortage of cultural diversity. This is the place that is known for such a thing. The past 500 years has brought the arrival of people from all over the world to the land that is within the current political borders of Brazil. It is even more of a melting pot than the United States when talking about all of the people who live within the country. The Trans-Atlantic slave trade, voluntary immigration and the presence of large numbers of natives have created this social environment. Like many other Latin American countries, there is a large of population of people who have ancestry from more than one continent. However, there are also populations of people who are, more or less, purely one race. There is a very noticeable difference in racial makeup when it comes to different parts of the country. The south of the country tends to be whiter, and many towns and cities look European when it comes to architecture. The north of the country tends to have non-European groups of people with darker skin.

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It just so happens that the regions of the country with darker-skinned people are also the regions with the highest rates of poverty, while the regions with larger populations of whiter people have the lowest rates of poverty. This can be attributed to the conditions under which people’s ancestors came to Brazil. People who have browner and darker skin tend to be descended from historically marginalized groups, such as Africans and Amerindians.

CVC, the business that Guilherme Paulus runs, attempts to correct social disparities in Brazil by building more facilities so that more jobs can be created for Brazilians. He is the co-founder and chairman of CVC. Guilherme Paulus knows that there is a need for suitable job opportunities because he is attuned to the problems of the country. As a native-born Brazilian, Guilherme Paulus does not have his head in the sand when it comes to his country’s problems. As people like Guilherme Paulus work hard to develop Brazil, the country is moving past its disparities and tough history of social inequality.

Learn more about Guilherme Paulus: https://www.istoedinheiro.com.br/guilherme-paulus-e-o-empreendedor-do-ano-2017-em-servicos/