Jed McCaleb Leads the Way for Ambitious Entrepreneurs to Serve Humanity

Jed McCaleb has spent a lot of time thinking about how technology can make life better for people. That makes him realize too many entrepreneurs work hard without considering their real goals. McCaleb points out that it doesn’t matter how busy or productive you feel you are, if you’re not headed in the right direction. And it’s important for entrepreneurs to choose goals that will have a large impact on the world. Small goals or niche products will not bring in the use profits many entrepreneurs dream of.

 

That also explains why the book Jed McCaleb wants entrepreneurs to read is THE BLACK SWAN by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. It’s about the rarity and importance of unusual events that happen very rarely. Ordinary businesses create profits, but fall under the Bell Jar, the normal distribution curve of results. Black swans are businesses that aim so high, they produce extraordinary results and extraordinary returns for their founders. That is why most technology entrepreneurs dream of when they start up their companies, but they have to aim for an extraordinary goal, not a mere niche product.

 

That’s why Jed McCaleb now works hard as Chief Technology Officer of the Stellar Development Foundation. Stellar is using blockchain technology, but in a way far that’s more advanced than just as a currency. He wants to create virtual silos linking the world’s financial organizations in a seamless way so they afford to offer basic services to the 2.5 billion people of the world who are unbanked. They cannot access banking services such as checking accounts or affordable remittances.

 

They work with Stellar.org, a nonprofit organanization dedicated to creating open source software tools to provide digital financial education.

 

Jed McCaleb increases his efficiency by dividing his work time into two separate modes. When he is focused, he concentrates on coding and building. When he’s in reactive mode, he answers email, deals with routine and makes the many small decisions required to run a business. Two online tools he loves are Google Docs and StackOverflow. Google Docs makes collaboration easy. StackOverflow makes it much easier to find answers when he’s programming.

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The Oxford Club Helps You Increase Wealth

The Oxford Club provides its clients with investment analysis and investment strategies. Founded in 1989, its nearly 30 years of experience offering sound advice, has attracted over 157,000 members. It operates globally, and reaches its members in 131 countries. The Oxford Club was founded in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

The entire contents of the website can be accessed by all of the members. They can find in-depth research and analysis, performed by the expert investment staff of the Oxford Club, under the leadership of Alexander Green, the Chief Investment Strategist. The information is updated frequently, in order to keep up with trends and news.

 

Its purpose is to offer its members a consistent plan for investing their money, and a clear strategy for increasing their wealth, with consistently higher results than the stock market. At the Oxford Club, it is easy to access research and analysis on stocks, bonds, real estate, currencies, and more.

 

The site offers twelve services for trading, available to all members. Signing up for membership at the Oxford Club is easy. One can go on their website to sign up, or for live assistance, there are customer support representatives waiting to help you. There are three levels of membership available, the first being that of a Premier Member. Following that, there is the Director’s Circle Member, and then the highest level, as a Chairman’s Circle Member.

 

The Oxford Club places a great deal of importance on communicating with its client members. Each month, every member receives three informative newsletters. One of the monthly newsletters, named the Oxford Club Communique, has been recognized as being one of the best in terms of performance.

 

Members also receive weekly updated communications. Other reports, such as the Weekly Report, the Quarterly Report, and The Oxford Income Letter will contain more valuable updates, analysis, and insight. All of these tools are designed to benefit the members, increase their investment knowledge, and to help them recognize the best opportunities available to maximize their profits.

Lacey and Larkin oppose acquittal of Joe Arpaio

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are a disgusted fellows following the pardon of Joe Arpaio. Joe Arpaio is a former Sheriff in Maricopa County. His term in office was marked by a lot of controversy over the issue of immigration into the United States. Hundreds of immigrants were mistreated for being in the country illegally, while others were captured trying to enter the country and passed through the same.

Lacey and Larkin took time to investigate the allegation and what they revealed was mind boggling. Arpaio is a man with no respect for human rights. While he was in office, he orchestrated some of the worst human right violations in the state of Arizona. He is accused of committing crimes such as torture, sex crimes, corruption and death of inmates.

In October last year, something else happened. Joe Arpaio was pardoned. This means that despite all these crimes he is accused of, he will not go through prosecution. He is a free man who is ready to do anything he so wishes. This is where the Trump administration has taken back us back to. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn

Days when respect for the human right was disregarded. The pardon was first announced by the white house in August and was later confirmed by the courts in October. Judge Susan Bolton lifted all allegations of contempt of court orders from the former Sheriff.

Why did the white house take this action? According to people familiar with the politics of the U.S right now, there are a number of factors that could have led to such a decision. One, President Trump is trying to salvage his dwindling approval ratings. One way of doing this is by enticing the nationalists who believe that the actions of Joe Arpaio were legit.

This is the population of the United States that is against any attempts to promote immigration. However, according to Michael Lacey, Trump does not seem to gain anything even after such actions. He is in free fall, and no one can shore him up. Right now he below 30% and continues to go down.

Secondly, the action by the White House is seen as an attempt to reward Arpaio for his political loyalty. Arpaio who is known to be a politician of acumen just like Trump supported the Republican nominee where almost everyone was opposing him. As one of the people who highly believed in his presidency, Trump may have committed an act of favoritism in recommending a pardon.

Finally, Trump may have taken this action as a way of telling the people that he is proud of Arpaio for stopping immigration into the United States. Trump used anti-immigration clarion to win the last general election, and his decision is seen to be supported by many Americans.

Trump has recommended some far-reaching measures meant to stop immigrants from accessing the United States including building a wall that will separate the United States and Mexico. For anyone who can look at the actions of Trump, there is no difference between his ideas and those of Joe Arpaio. They are both racists, according to Michael Lacey.

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How Roberto Santiago Improved Joao Pessoa

As an entrepreneur, Roberto Santiago has started a few companies during the course of his career. After earning an undergraduate degree at the University Center of Joao Pessoa he founded his first company. This was a cartonnage company. He designed, manufactured, and delivered cardboard boxes to other companies that they used to package and display their products in.

Once Roberto Santiago had built up sufficient capital he purchased land in Joao Pessoa in order to develop a shopping mall on it. Manaira Shopping Mall opened for business in 1989 and it is the biggest mall in Paraiba, the state that Joao Pessoa is in, and among the biggest in Brazil. It took him two years to have this mall built. He serves as the chief executive officer of the company that manages this mall.

Over time Roberto Santiago has redesigned and expanded the mall in order to keep up with what people want out of a mall. The food court, for instance, is something that he has expanded three times. It has space for casual and fast food restaurants. It also has a new area that is for gourmet food and the first restaurant to occupy this space was the Capital Steak House.

Over time a gym was established at Manaira Shopping Mall. Roberto Santiago also enticed a college into being an occupant of the mall. It has a very large gaming area for entertainment (including a full bowling alley) as well as a modern theater that shows the latest movies.

One really popular expansion of Manaira Shopping Mall that Roberto Santiago had built was a rooftop concert space. This is called Domus Hall and it was completed in 2009. There is ample space to hold concerts in Domus Hall. It has also hosted many other cultural events like plays, conventions, fairs, exhibits. Additionally, high school graduation ceremonies have been held in Domus Hall along with a large number of weddings.

Roberto Santiago recently built another mall in another area of Joao Pessoa. This one is called Mangeira Shopping Mall and it opened its doors in 2013. While some people were concerned that the new mall would siphon sales and attention away from Manaira Shopping Mall, Roberto Santiago knew exactly what he was doing. Both malls are very successful and the opening of Mangeira Shopping Mall has had very little effect on Manaira Shopping Mall.

Roberto Santiago as an entrepreneur has greatly increased both the economic and social opportunities of the city he was born in. Other companies have decided to open locations around his malls including office space and retail stores. He took two areas of Joao Pessoa that needed a facelift and improved the lives of the people in the city.

 

Civil Rights Organizations

There are civil rights organizations all over the world. The gamut of human plights seems infinite. Civil rights organizations tend to protect racial groups, ethnic groups, immigrants, genders, laborers, people who work in certain industries, sexual preferences, sexual identities, ideologies, socio-economic groups and religions.

Some of us may have grown up having the false impression that the term “civil rights groups” solely refers to groups that stick up for the interests of racial minorities in Western countries. This misconception is fueled by images of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://michael-lacey.com/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

In reality, everyone has a background, a life story and a plight. A civil rights group can be about anything or anybody. The plight doesn’t even have to be politically correct. If you have a bunch of people rallying around the interests of a specific group whose rights can be stomped on, you technically have a civil rights group.

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is one of many civil rights groups in the United States of America. They rally around the cause of ending racial discrimination against minorities in America—specifically those who have Latino and immigrant backgrounds.

Sheriff Arpaio

Sheriff Joe Arpaio was a huge inspiration for the founding of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund in 2013. As “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” he implemented a number of sadistic policies. In his jails, prisoners were fed food that had gone bad. He also implemented a witch-hunt for illegal aliens that turned into a witch-hunt for people who looked Hispanic.

The Pardoning

Sheriff Arpaio’s horrible deeds did not go unnoticed in the eyes of the law. The courts told him to stop witch-hunting Hispanic people. He resumed the witch-hunt, and ended up being accused of criminal contempt for not following the orders of the courts.

In 2017, he was about to hear what his jail sentence was going to be. However, President Donald Trump threw a monkey wrench in the plans of justice by pardoning Sheriff Arpaio before the sentencing hearing. This was a shameful day for America.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were up in arms over the pardoning. They should have been, because they were once victimized by this bum.

Many other people in America were shocked to hear about the unfortunate pardoning of Sheriff Arpaio, because this man represents the worst, most deplorable side of America—racist, white America. He represents a side of America that is inconsiderate about other people’s feelings—unless those people happen to white, male, cisgender and Christian.

Sheriff Arpaio has to get with the program: America is a salad bowl, and that’s the way it is. It is a fruitless battle to go after minorities, because the only thing that such a pursuit will do is make you look like a jerk or get you into legal trouble.

People who are non-white have just as much of a right to be in the United States as white people.

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Retired Aerospace Industry CEO Louis Chenevert

Canadian-born Louis Chenevert was elected as the President and CEO of the Connecticut-based jet engine assembly company known as United Technologies Corporation in March of 2006 after having served in top executive positions at companies like Pratt and Whitney, which he was elected President of in 1999, and General Motors, where he spent 14 years and worked for a period of one year on a deal to acquire Goodrich, which he finally accomplished for a cost of an estimated $17 billion.

United Technologies Corporation, or UTC, manufactures advanced commercial and military plane engines, and Louis Chenevert was brought in as the company’s CEO during the time the U.S. was experiencing a serious recession, but using his strategic ideas, he still managed to help the business to develop steadily, which led to the stability of its financial standing being maintained. By coming up with the plan to avoid outsourcing the production of UTC’s assembly operation by instead bringing aeronautical engineers to the company’s Connecticut base where their skills could be used, he kept the company running smoothly. Under his direction, UTC continued to experience high earnings.

Louis Chenevert received his business training at the University of Montreal, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Production Management, and in 2011, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate degree from the same university due to his accomplishments in the business industry. Among some of the other awards he has received for his entrepreneurial achievements, as well as for his philanthropic efforts, are The Person of the Year Award from Aviation Weeks and Space Technology, and the FDNY Fire Commissioner’s Humanitarian Award.

After Louis Chenevert retired from UTC, which is not only the builder of jet engines, but also operates OTIS, which is the world’s biggest elevator and escalator company, he continued to share his excellent strategic skills by becoming the Senior Advisor in the Merchant Banking Division of the Goldman Sachs Group, where he consults on how to target financial opportunities in the aerospace industry. Since retiring from his position at UTC, he now has more time to spend aboard his 110 ft. yacht.

Joel Friant And His Successful Original Habanero Shaker

Joel Friant likes it hot when it comes to selling and his 100% habanero pepper flake seasoning, the Original Habanero Shaker, is the hottest. For all you hot chili pepper fans, this should be on your kitchen table ready to give you the opportunity to make your next bite a hot and pleasurable one.

The Habanero pepper is one of the hottest chili peppers in the world. It is enjoyed for its buttery, smoky taste especially when you use the Original Habanero Shaker flakes. So what makes these peppers so desirable? Habanero is a member of the Chinense species (not to be confused with Chinese) of peppers which contain high amounts of capsaicin. Capsaicin is known to trigger your brain to produce and release endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller, and produces sensations of pleasure. Habanero’s average 200,000 Scoville units of heat, (developed by a pharmacologist of the same name in 1912), are charted high when compared with 4,000 units in a Jalapeno. It was discovered that the heat does not come from the capsaicin molecule found in the seeds of the Habanero but located in the placental ridges of the pepper.

Joel introduced his Original Habanero Shaker in 1995 when he entered the restaurant venue. He created America’s first Thai’s fast food concept and he was called the “Thai Guy”. The Habanero Shaker was successfully sold in Washington State largest grocery store chains. His focus then shifted to flipping real estate and motivational seminars about his concepts of success called ‘The Income Thermostat’ based on writings by Maxwell Maltz and Wallace Wattles. The crash of 2008 was his motivation to explore why some people experiences in life are successful and other people attempts end in failure.

In 2012, he shifted his focus to online sales with this product, the Original Habanero Shaker, reintroduced to venues such as eBay and Amazon. He studied and took a course on how to make sales on these sites. This proved to be a profitable decision. In making this move, he was introduced to crypto-currencies and now offers online seminars sharing his concepts on success and profitability.

The Oxford Club: Enlightening Members About Investments

In 1989, business people and entrepreneurs worldwide decided to establish a network that would allow them to interact with each other. This resulted to the foundation of the Oxford Club, an exclusive organization for successful business people and entrepreneurs which also serves as an avenue for them to share their knowledge and expertise on how to become successful in the business world. The Oxford Club is also providing their members with investment opportunities and strategies that would allow them to gather more wealth and money. The Oxford Club is dedicated on changing the lives of their members, and they are doing their best to provide their 80,000 strong members all of the resources on how to become successful. The Oxford Club is being supervised by Julia Guth, chief executive officer, and she stated that the club will keep on expanding their influence globally. Today, the club is actively operating in more than 100 countries, and they continue to show their genuine care to their members by spearheading conventions and conferences that would enrich the knowledge of their members regarding investments and other sources of wealth. The Oxford Club also has their own podcast channel which broadcasts programs that are focusing on how to preserve and increase their wealth. They also release newsletters and publications monthly, and articles found inside are written by some influential and successful business people.

On one of their podcasts, the Oxford Club provided information to their listeners about new investment methods, like initial coin offerings, or ICOs, and AltCoins, or alternate crypto currencies. Bitcoin, the most valuable crypto currency today, has been breaking records recently because its value keep on increasing. The Oxford Club advised their members on how to invest in crypto currencies, but at the same time, they also taught them the disadvantages of investing in crypto currencies. They stated that the volatility of the more popular ones, like Bitcoin, Etherium and Litecoin can bring in more wealth, but it is also very risky. However, if they invest in alternate crypto currencies, they would have a lower chance of risk, and at the same time, a higher chance of earning.

Waiakea Water Growing by Leaps and Bounds

While bottled water isn’t necessarily a consumer hit in the beverage game, Ryan Emmons says otherwise. He saw an opportunity and jumped on it. The creation of a niche company that is also socially conscious. This is how Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water was formed.

Emmons knocked the ball out of the park with a sustainable, healthy and environmentally friendly product. The founder of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water can assure you that the road was not easy. What many don’t know if the bottled water game is an “Old boy’s system.” Most of the companies are owned by individuals 50 and over. There are only a few young entrepreneurs. Emmons says the youngsters have to stick together because no one would give them so much as a call back.

Today, plenty of people are calling. Emmons started his water company in 2012, at the age of 22. Since that time, the company has grown 4,000%. It was a slow and steady climb that started with local dealers and grew to national chains like Whole Foods.

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water worth is estimated at $10 million. The water originates from the snow melt from the island’s Mauna Loa volcano. That area is one of the purest on the planet. After passing through thousands of feet of volcanic rock, the water contains minerals that are good for your entire body.

For every bottle of water sold, PumpAid gives 650ML of fresh water to needy communities in Africa. The packing partnership with an company in Long Island assures the bottles are packed eco-friendly.

Emmons, a native of Southern California began working on his project in his freshman year. He says the bottled water business was not out of the ordinary, especially since he spent his years growing up between Hawaii and Long island. Emmons says he is set to launch in several more companies in the next few years.

Meet Louis Chenevert, One of the Most Successful CEOs

Louis Chenevert is a Canadian entrepreneur and renowned corporate executive. Louis has had a successful career in executive management most notable as the CEO of United Technologies Company (UTC). Currently, Louis Chenevert serves Goldman Sachs, a merchant banking division, as an exclusive advisor.

Background

Louis Chenevert attained a degree in operation and production management from the Universite de Montreal. In 1979, Louis joined General Motors and spent 14 years as the production general manager. He later joined Pratt & Whitney Canada in 1993 and served as their president for six years. In 2006, Louis Chenevert linked with UTC and was appointed the President and CEO until December 2014. Also, from 2011 to 2012, Louis served the Business Council as the executive committee Vice-Chairman.

At UTC

At the helm of UTC, Louis Chenevert steered the company to accomplish many feats. His management style did set reputable standards that are enumerated by other managers. One notable accomplishment involved acquiring of Goodrich during the recession period. The deal was worth $18.4 billion and took a whole year to negotiate. In 2011, Louis was hailed for successfully launching the advanced Geared Turbofan (GTF) jet engine that utilized advanced materials. This breakthrough project reduces engine fuel burn, cuts emission as well as noise by over 50%. The project replaced the already established Pratt & Whitney in Airbus, and over ten airlines are currently using this technology.

Furthermore, Louis Chenevert assisted UTC to successfully commit massive investment in latest technology and educating employees thereby creating jobs opportunities for the American economy. Gregory Hayes, the current CEO of UTC does acknowledge the inputs of his predecessor. He firmly believes in investing in technology and training of employees for the sake of the on-going operations as well as for the future. Hayes stated that a CEO should not only focus on the present but also think about the company’s future.

From Louis Chenevert‘s input, UTC is now a global producer of advanced jets engines and aerospace components. It is the largest manufacturer of helicopters in the US. Also, it commands a significant share in the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning industry.