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QNET’s Encouragement of Women Among The Company’s Sucessess

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At QNET, one of Asia’s most prominent direct marketing companies, woman who want to achieve a work life balance in order to have both a career and a family are well supported. The unique approach of direct sales marketing, includes giving QNET’s employees the ability to manage their time and be their own boss is one of the reasons why many women turn to QNET when looking for a interesting and rewarding career where they can provide for themselves and their families. 

QNET is supporting International Women’s Day by continuing to support their women entrepreneurs. According to the Regional General Mangager of QNET MENA, Kahlid Diab, QNET has proudly supported women in the workplace for many years. The company believes in supporting women’s rights and gender equality, especially in the workplace. 

QNET has long supported women. Almost 75% of the representatives and sales force involved in direct sales are women. These statistics are representative of the sales force and staff at QNET as well and the company continues to work hard to make sure that women are represented well and get the support they need to be a productive part of the company.

It all started with a dream. #QNET #SuccessTips

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In addition to supporting women entrepreneurs, this Hong Kong based and founded company, which has raised to be one of the most prominent Asian Direct Sales companies since it was founded in 1998, also sells many products that are designed for and marketed to women. These products support women’s health and lifestyles. Some of the these products include high end Swiss-made watches for women by Benard H. Mayer, QNET’s range of Couleur makeup, and the Physio Radience Skin Care Range.

In addition this company work supporting women, QNET has also been involved with humanitarian efforts by teaming up with the Lion’s Club. These efforts include donating a kidney dialysis unit to the Sherida Sai Hosptital in Devasandra, Bangalore under the name We Care. Cost for patients is highly subsidized, so that they can continue to receive treatment without worrying about large hospital bills. 

QNET has been highly involved in supporting causes like these since it was first founded in Hong Kong in 1998. Since then it has spread to include distributors and customers in over 100 countries. QNET also has 25 agencies and offices worldwide. You can follow QNET on Twitter, like their official Facebook page, or subscribe on YouTube in order to get more information about this exciting company.

Business

Flavio Maluf Is A Skilled Leader In Business

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Brazil contains many acres of rainforest, and a lot of the ecosystems that are threatened by industry. Many industries just go into the rainforest to take what they need, and they do not have much concern for damage that is being done. Industries also can cause damage to other ecosystems, in different regions of the world. However, there are companies that work to avoid damaging the environment. One of these environmentally friendly companies is Eucatex. This approach has been utilized by Eucatex all along. Eucatex is a 50+ year old company, and they have always been environmentally friendly.

Eucatex is a producer of products that are used to design homes and business. They make paints, doors, and other items that are used for interior design. However, they aren’t ordinary home design products. In fact, the materials that Eucatex uses are quite unique indeed. They use Eucalyptus in some products they make. The company’s products have become extremely popular, and they are sold in a multitude of different countries. Eucatex also has excellent leadership. In fact, the president of Eucatex has exceptional ambition and talent.

Flavio Maluf is the president of Eucatex. He has been a very talented businessman for his entire career. Most corporate executives hold that position at a singular company. However, Flavio Maluf is an exception to that rule. He is not the executive of one company. Instead, he’s the executive for two companies! He is also the president of GrandFoods. GrandFoods is a very well known throughout Brazil. They also are a highly successful corporation, and Flavio Maluf helps to keep it that way.

There are different reasons why Flavio Maluf has made such an excellent president of his family company Eucatex. However, he got a great education to go into the business world. He has educational experience from two different colleges. Both of the colleges he went to are held in extremely high regard. His undergraduate degree was from FAAP. FAAP is a Brazilian college located in the city of Sao Paulo Brazil. FAAP has been seen extremely positively by Brazilians for many years. However, he also went to another equally well respected college. He is an NYU graduate with a master’s degree. This has been a superior educational experience.  He’s also known for commenting on issues of the day as well.

Flavio has commented on Allergen buying Pfizer, and what that means for Brazil. Now that the economy is booming, and other companies are wanting to take advantage, all sorts of moves are happening.  Flavio has also talked about Dupont, and what Rubbermaid is currently doing in the markets.

Eucatex going to be a growing company in coming years. Flavio Maluf will continue to contribute to Eucatex’s success. Furthermore, economic conditions in Brazil are such that growth is likely.

Business/Tech

Shaygan Kheradpir Returns To The Technology Industry With Coriant

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The Coriant brand has made a large splash in the technology industry since the company was formed in 2013 through its innovative approach to expanding its customer base to include as many global industries as possible. Coriant was spun out of the technology development department of Siemens and has been developed further under the Coriant leadership of CEO Pat DiPietro. However, the leadership of DiPietro was always designed to be a short term option for Coriant before he was to return to the parent company of Marlin Equity Partners. Coriant has now turned to experienced technology executive Shaygan Kheradpir to take on the leadership role of DiPietro, and push forward the Coriant brand to new levels of success.

Shaygan Kheradpir has been involved in the technology industry for more than 30 years and will bring this wealth of experience to developing the Coriant brand into the future. Coriant will benefit from the experience Shaygan Kheradpir has in developing new technologies and in improving profits for the many different industries he has worked in.

Just like every step Shaygan Kheradpir has taken in his career he has not entered the Coriant company without first taking on a large level of research into the company. Early in 2015 Kheradpir began working with Marlin Equity Partners and Pat DiPietro to conduct a review of the company before taking over as CEO; this review has given Kheradpir a good understanding of the company and should allow him the opportunity to develop new technologies as he did with GTE Labs and Verizon.

Coriant has been growing at a fast pace to now employ more than 3,000 people and provide networking services for companies in more than 100 countries. Shaygan Kheradpir has been tasked with increasing the level of profits available to Coriant and making sure the development of new technologies is completed at the highest level. Coriant will continue its work challenging the status quo of the traditional leaders in the technology industry with new products and services delivered by Shaygan Kheradpir.

Business

Charles Koch and the American Society Criminal Justice System

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The American society criminal justice system is in need of major reforms to make it more efficient. The current two tier “broken” system is characterized by inequality where the wealthy and connected are accorded preferential treatment over the poor. The poor are thus condemned into poverty, despair and incarceration. Innocent people are compelled to plead guilty of crimes they did not actually commit. This is both against the constitutional mandate, wasteful and at the worst morally unfit.

Charles Koch, a classical liberal proponent of the long overdue reforms has been passionately pushing for the overhaul of the criminal justice system. The philanthropic leader, notable for his significant contribution towards solutions to social problems, emerged among the top 50 American givers in 2008. In his grant giving Charles Koch Foundation initiative, the organization aims at advancing the understanding of the way free societies improve the well-being of people around the world. His lifelong focus is helping least advantaged people improve their lives and do away with opportunity barriers.
A number of factors have intensified the deteriorating state of criminal justice system. One of this is the shift in power balance from judges to prosecutors making them have some undue control of the grand jury process. Judges seemingly make determinations basing around “soft on crime” and “tough on crime” labels instead of facts of the crime the individual. Thirdly, individual’s reentry to the society upon serving their sentences is punitive hampering their ability to swiftly re-integrate to the society. To solve for the problems, the criminal justice system, needs t be downsized, reorient justice to be squarely around facts of the case and the individual at the center of the case.
Charles Koch’s view on criminal justice reform clings on limited government and expansive individual liberty. This is consistent with the larger Koch’s push for less government’s intrusion into people’s lives. For Charles Koch, the focus on criminal justice reform is nothing to do with their own interests but rather to end the two tier system that has continued to adversely affect the least advantaged. Koch is at a vantage position to fend for itself but is aware that there are many poor people who are unable to afford it.
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Business/Tech

Handy Revolutionizes The Household Cleaning Industry

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Few companies have ever hit the market that are beneficial to both consumers and job seekers as Handy, an app for customers looking for household cleaning services in their local area. Usually finding a household cleaning company entails doing a detailed search to find the most trusted and affordable company in a local area, but Handy saves customers both time and money by instantly connecting them to cleaning professionals and scheduling cleanings as soon as the next day. Customers can simply download the Handy app, follow a few quick easy steps to schedule a cleaning time, and pay for the service quickly and securely with no hidden fees.

It’s also great for service professionals looking to get into the cleaning business. Handy requires on-the-job experience for all applicants and carefully screens them so that customers are connected with fully qualified individuals. Though handy does select the serviceman for the jobs, the servicemen are essentially independent contractors who then get to set their own hours and essentially work for as much or as little as they want. Some have been fortunate enough to make as much as $1000 in a week, but most of the professionals work about 10 hours a week or less and usually do not use Handy as a full-time source of income.

Handy was started in 2012 by Oisin Hanrahan, a young real estate developer who was having difficulty finding good cleaning professionals when he was out buying living spaces that needed renovating. So he and his friend Umang Dua started up Handy as a way of bringing customers and service professionals together under one roof. Handy has received funding through Highland Capital Partners and General Catalyst Partners among others, reported to be around $50 million. While handy has had some uphill battles they’ve had to deal with during the last few years, the company feels they are starting to make their business model viable for the long term.

Business

How Is Oil Giving Investors Hope In 2016?

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The 2015 fiscal year was a year of slow slides to the bottom of a very deep barrel. Investors were forced to spend their time watching oil prices fall lower and lower, and the rest of the markets took a fall with the price of oil. There are several different ways that the markets may rebound, but most industry experts like Jim Dondero think that oil will provide all the relief that is needed. This article explains how investors like Jim will wait for the oil prices to rally.

#1: Oil Prices Must Rise At Some Point

There are many reasons why oil prices will rise again, and investors like Jim believe that oil has to rise simply because of basic math. The OPEC nations may choose to back off production or the prices may begin to rise as investors feel more confident about oil on the whole. It is possible that investors will begin to feel confident again, but a wise investor like Mr. Dondero will wait for the market to show him something that is worth believing in.

#2: Oil Impacts Everything

Oil prices have an impact on every market in the world. Highland Capital Management is run by Jim and his team, and their portfolio has felt the pain of low oil prices throughout the world. Only a small amount of what HCM invests is invested in America, and every part of their portfolio is waiting for oil prices to rise. Even the richest men in the world must wait for oil prices to rise before they may make bold moves again.

#3: What Is A Rally?

Investors are waiting for a rally to occur that will help oil prices jump. Oil prices may take decades to reach their previous highs, but a rally would constitute even a few days of good trading that will help the price remain slightly higher. There are several different ways that a rally could occur, but investors must feel confident for more than one day to help prices rise.

Every investor in the world is waiting for oil prices to rise, and investors like Jim Dondero believe the markets will recover. Oil cannot get much lower, and patience will be rewarded among investors who believe that the price of oil can be forced up by producers, will rise during a major rally or will rise as confidence returns to the markets. Follow Jim on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on the market.

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Brad Reifler: A New Kind of Genius

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When people think of those whom they consider to be geniuses, they usually find themselves talking of people whom have been involved in their field for decades. However, it doesn’t always take that to be considered a genius. In fact, a genius in the business world can be someone who has been able to move from one venture to another with success. This has been the business life of Brad Reifler, who for more than three decades has built a reputation for hard work and success. Starting one company after another, Brad understands the challenges associated with being an entrepreneur. Whether it’s raising money to finance your business or facing the difficult task of attracting customers, it’s been clear Brad has been one person who is determined to reach the top and stay there.

Considered an extremely successful entrepreneur and investor since the 1980s as Wikipedia shows, Brad has always realized his success has not been an overnight success story. Whether it’s been Reifler Trading Company or his current company Forefront Capital Management, Brad has always been guided by the principles of hard work and innovation. A firm believer that the harder you work the greater success you will have, Brad has proven this theory about opening to the middle class to be correct. Never one to rest and believe there was nothing needing to be done, Brad instead took the opposite approach with his career. For every idea and strategy he came upon, he tried to put his own unique twist on it in an attempt to outwit the competition. A risky approach, it was one that has served Brad well over the years. Starting one successful company after another not only takes a fair amount of skill, but also having the ability to adjust along the way. Brad has done that, ensuring his place as a new kind of genius.  Follow Brad on Twitter for more.

Business/HealthCare

Go Fund Me Helps Many Who Need Dental Work

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What do you do when your child has problems with his or her teeth and you are unable to pay to have them fixed? The sadness you feel, the hurt and pain you feel, knowing that your child may be in pain. How can you deal with this pain you are feeling? Where is the hope?

GoFundMe is a charity campaign that Avi Weisfogel is setting up to help such parents to pay for their children to have the dental work they need. It is so sad when a child is in pain or has problems with eating because of bad teeth. It is difficult to watch a child suffer day and night. Adults understand finances and the ability or not to pay for services they need but the children just wonder why you aren’t helping them feel better. Well, now there is hope. With the Go fund me the campaign that Weisfogel is setting up, children and others can have the dental problems addressed.

Who is Avi Weisfogel? Avi Weisfogel is a Dental Surgeon in the New Jersey area. He is also the owner of Dental Sleep Masters. Alongside his colleague, Dr. Glassman, Avi is working to train and teach other dental professionals in the art of dental appliances. Dental Sleep Masters is a company set up to train dentist how to apply things like mouth guards in hopes of handling the issues of sleep apnea. Sleep disorders are usually due to mouth or sinus issues. Imagine how good it would feel if you could sleep all night long, safely, with just the use of a mouth guard. No more loud sleep machines. This is wonderful news and offers great hope for many individuals having sleep issues.

Dr. Avi Weisfogel spends a lot of his time offering knowledge to others by giving lectures. He has been in the position of treating people with dental issues. He did own his own dental practice but now he helps teach others. Dental Sleep Masters is just a step towards helping people have the good sleep they need. Every dentist that attends one of these lectures is capable of helping hundreds of individuals sleep better. Avi is also an avid video poster. Check out his Vimeo and his favorite video (posted below).

Business

Why Kevin Seawright The Right Choice For The Newark CEDC?

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The Newark Economic Community Development Corporation is at the heart of a revitalization effort in Newark, New Jersey, and Kevin Seawright was recently named CFO of the corporation. Kevin has an excellent record in the world of public service, and he brings quite a bit of knowledge of the public sector into the private sector. This article explains how Kevin is helping Newark, New Jersey come back to life after decades of struggle.

#1: Kevin Grew Up In Service

Kevin Seawright grew up outside Philadelphia where his parents urged him to work with underprivileged people in the city. He spent quite a bit of time with his parents helping the homeless and inner city youth, and his experiences there showed him that everyone needs help now and again. The work he did with the disadvantaged in Philadelphia informed his early work in the city of Baltimore, and Kevin will never forget the values he learned doing that work, and he’s said as much in several interviews.

#2: Helping Baltimore Save Money

The city of Baltimore employed Kevin in many capacities over a decade of work. Kevin worked in the school system, the transportation department and the division that helped the aged. His posts allowed him to change the way the city spent money, and his accounting practices were used to save cash every year. Kevin often found that the city was losing money, and Kevin enacted simple changes that saved the city hundreds of thousands of dollars over the term of his employment. The city of Baltimore was sad to see him leave for a position in Philadelphia, but Baltimore is better for having Kevin within its ranks.

#3: The Newark CEDC

The Newark CEDC is a private company that is spending millions to redevelop portions of Newark into clean areas. There are many neighborhoods that have been blighted by decades of crime, unemployment, undereducation and homelessness, but the developments created by the CEDC are meant to build these areas back into middle class havens once again. Kevin is working as the CFO of the CEDC to help the company save as much money as possible on each development. Kevin was hired because of his brilliant public service record, and he has made an immediate impact.

The city of Newark is changing with every passing day due to the efforts of the CEDC, and Kevin Seawright stands that the center of that change. All the money used to help change Newark passes over Kevin’s desk, and he has become a captain of industry in a city that needs help. Kevin’s desire to help people is well-documented, and he is doing his best to turn Newark, New Jersey into a safe place to live, work and go to school.  You can follow Kevin on Twitter to see where his career goes from here.

Business

Reviews of the expected in the 2016 stock market

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Investors in the previous year placed great hopes in their investments throughout the half of year 2015. This was however cut short by the mini crash that took place between August and September. This brought forth growth worries and turned all the investors’ focus on the risks and uncertainties that were involved.

Investors sensing the same even as we usher in a new year, the stock market seems to have been brought to a halt. However, there still holds some hope for a prosperous new year. This will however be realistic after investors shift from risk to the worry side. This will arouse some great efforts increasing chances of good gains.
In the reviews, investors are further advised to focus on leading growth companies. These still maintain their demands in the market ignoring all the risks and uncertainties that may be involved in the market. There will also be need to bring in stocks that are safe in terms of market. This is due to the fact that people will develop attitudes and only demand for up to standard stock.
In 2015, the investor attitudes has turned to worries and this promises a better return potential. Hence, investing in the U.S. stocks is highly recommended as we approach end of this year.
From Dallas TX, James Dondero is the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management. Currently Jim is mainly focused on operations and investments strategies in both retail and institutional products at the Highland investments. So far, he has gained over 30 years of experience and serves as one of the Collateralized Loan Obligation pioneers.
James Dondero graduated from University of Virginia where he majored in the finance and accounting sector. Further, he got all rights reserved to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation being a Certified Management Accountant.
In his field of operation, the funds relating to him have received many awards and accolades and this has greatly helped him develop in his career. Currently, Jim is the chairman of the Board for Nexbank, CCS Medical Corporation and Cornerstone Healthcare. He is also in the board of directors for American Banknote and MGM studios. He has also worked with other organizations such as Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary where he served as the chief investment officer prior to joining Highland investments.
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