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Bernardo Chua: Rising From Small-Time to Big-Time

Bernardo Chua born and raised in the Philippines went from being a small-time employee to big-time becoming a Global Entrepreneur. He founded Organo Gold in 2008 a start-up company having only three employees, now a multi-million dollar industry in more than 35 countries consisting of thousands of employees and independent distributors.

Bernardo worked for Gano Excel located in the Phillippines before starting his company and relocated to California to oversee Gano USA.

Gano Excel used ganoderma lucidium herb in the products it produced, and Bernardo Chua knew all too well about the health benefits of this herb. His vision was to use this product in beverages like coffee and tea making them a healthy alternative improving lives with greater wellness, balance, and prosperity.

According to Zoominfo, Bernardo Chua has won many awards and has been chosen as the Direct Sales company Executive of the year five times. He received the Business and Industry Dangal ng Bayan Award in 2014 and won 2 more in January 2015.

The Dangal ng Bayan Awards recognize high-quality Filipino products and business professionals who motivate other Filipinos to succeed in business.

Organo Gold also won 2 People’s Choice Awards for Best Gourmet Organic Health Coffee and Number One Global Network Marketing Company. The People’s Choice Awards get awarded to exceptional business people in a variety of professional fields and products for consumers.

Bernardo believes in helping others achieve success and sponsors the OG Cares Foundation enriching the lives of young men and women worldwide. The speeches and mentoring he provides teach today’s generation that they can be tomorrow’s success with hard work, determination, and keen business sense.  Also be sure to follow Bernardo on Twitter, @OGBernie.

Michel Terpins contributions to rally sport in Brazil

Rally driving is exciting to watch. It is a sport that attracts the best drivers in the world. It normally involves driving a vehicle in an environment that is rugged. Apart from having very fast cars, the skills of the driver are all that matters in determining who wins. The engine alone is not enough. The person behind the wheel has to be equally skillful. Rally driving can be dangerous to anyone without the skills to control a car that is moving at a very high speed. Brazil rally car driving is a top sport just like football.

Rally driving in recent times have been popular in the country due to the number of competitions that are taking place in the country. Every year there must be a rally competition in the country. Most of the participant of the competitions are rally drivers who have experience. New entrants are also allowed into the competitions.

Michel Terpins joined the rally car sport in 2004. He was following the footsteps of his older brother, Rodrigo Terpins who had joined the sports earlier. Together they have been able to contribute positively to the competitions that are witnessed today. For instance, they are the people who started the biggest rally team in the country known as Sertoes. This is a team that has been to many competitions in the country and beyond.

Michel Terpins drives one of the best cars in the sport known as T-REX. This is a car that has been manufactured by a company known as MEM Motorsports. T-Rex competed in category T1 of the rally competitions. In this category, it has proved to be the best. Michel Terpins have won a number of competitions driving this car. He won the 25th edition of Sertoes Rally competition. His determination to succeed in this sport has been one of its kind. He has shown that with dedication this is a sport that people can embrace.

Michel Terpins hopes to participate in the 25th edition of the rally competition that will happen in 2017. He hopes that he will be able to replicate his earlier achievements in the sport.

Don Ressler Growing the Fabletics Brand

In 2010, the sale of activewear was booming due to the growing demand. But for most women finding something that is stylish, affordable, and a perfect fit was challenging. In most instances, women purchasing sportswear had to choose between functionality and fashion. Aware of the current market trends and the market needs, Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg founded Fabletics. The primary objective of Fabletics is to offer women a line of activewear that was functional, affordable, and stylish.

Unlike most investors and producers that focus on the market trends, Don Ressler and Adam focused on the needs and wants of the target market. The co-founders conducted surveys and consumer tests to understand the problems women purchasing sportswear face. Some of the issues identified were pricing, size, quality, and comfort. Women could not find a brand that addressed all the above factors. In most cases, the clothes were too expensive, low quality, ill-fitting, or uncomfortable. One had to spend a fortune to look good or find an outfit that fit properly.

After identifying the target market and the product, Don Ressler embarked on creating a comprehensive marketing and branding plan. For Don, it was necessary for the women to relate to the brand at a personal level. Fabletics chose actress and businesswoman Kate Hudson to be the face of Fabletics. Kate embodied confidence, appeal, and fashion. As the brand ambassador and business partner, Kate focuses on creating strong relationships with the consumer and increasing Fabletics reach to the market. She worked round the clock to improve Fabletics online presence.

The early stage of building the brand was the most challenging period for Fabletics. Don Ressler had to overcome several hinderances including funding problems in the initial stages. Creating the desired product was Don’s most significant milestone. Manufacturers had difficulties creating athletic wear that would be fashionable and functional. Don’s determination to actualize the brand’s vision made him lead his team to design the clothes to the desired quality.

Fabletics stood out from other brands due to its grassroots appeal and significant online presence. A discount pricing system further strengthened the sale of the brand. With a flat monthly fee, consumers were eligible for reward points, free shipping and discounted pricing in addition to becoming a Fabletics VIP Kate Hudson’s input in the brand made the company’s online marketing system more efficient. Don Ressler and Fabletics main’s strength is identifying and meeting the needs of women in the sportswear market.

Fabletics Brings Fun And Fashion To Customers At A Great Price

Kate Hudson is the co-founder and driving force behind the extremely popular Fabletics line of activewear. In a market where industry giant Amazon is dominating, Fabletics has managed to hold their own and continue to grow to become the top athleisure wear company on the market. Since the beginning a few short years ago, the company has managed to see figures exceeding $250 million and growing. They offer their customers a subscription service just like their parent company JustFab. Customers are allowed to select an article of clothing that is selected by a team of stylists every month based on the customer’s preferences. The subscription fee is $40 per month but can be waived if the customer logs into their account and opts to skip that month.

 

Flexibility and quality products are part of what has propelled the brand to become a household name. Another big part of the puzzle is their fresh marketing techniques and unique approach to reaching and connecting with the customer. In addition to all of their customer-oriented approaches, they have also incorporated what is known as the reverse showroom technique in order to give the customer all of the information they want regarding the products before they decide to make a purchase. The concept is for the e-commerce based company to also incorporate a brick and mortar option that carries the same merchandise, but without the deep discounts, that is offered online. The goal is to give the customer a way to touch the items and try them on before they actually commit to buying them. The hope is that they will see the high-quality products in person and then want to sign up for the subscription service in order to take advantage of the discounts.

 

Using the showroom technique is a great method to keep the customer feeling informed and also helps them to decide to sign up. This is one of the reasons that the company is able to compete with Amazon. Kate Hudson herself is another major reason why women feel compelled to connect with the brand. When the concept for the company was created, the owners of TechStyle wanted to incorporate a person into the brand’s image that embodied all of the things that Kate brings to the brand. She is not only active, but she is also down to earth and approachable. They knew they wanted to collaborate with her, and she gladly accepted. She went from making movies and television shows to creating some of the most sought-after athleisure products on the market today. She is fully immersed in the creation of the products too. She puts her creative suggestions into the mix to help design and create products that people really want to wear. Each item is designed to be stylish, durable, and comfortable. Kate believes her brand offers superior products that are comparable with higher priced brands. She is proud of the progress the company has made and hopes to continue creating excellent products for the public.

James Dondero: A Devoted Contributor Who Endeavors To Make A Change In Dallas, Texas

There are many entrepreneurs in America who are helping a lot towards building the US economy by assisting others in financial management. Money is something everyone in different settings is always looking for, and not very many individuals are well acquainted with the art of financial management. Therefore, such people need financial advice be it when purchasing different types of assets or being smart when it comes to financial issues at large. James Dondero is such an individual in the US, whose contribution in the financial sector is of great value especially, in Dallas, Texas.
James Dondero’s journey began back in 1984 at a time when he received training from Morgan Guaranty. Later in the same year, he graduated from the University of Virginia McIntire with exemplary results. Since then, his success has known no bounds. From a bonds analyst, portfolio chair, president of the board of Nexbank and currently the head of Highland Capital management, he is unstoppable.
Highland Capital Management is an investment company, which handles hedge funds, structured ventures, and funds from distressed investments. The company was created in 1993 reporting $18.7 billion of assets under its control in 2014.From 1984, it places James with more than 30 years of experience in the credit and equity markets. Under his leadership, Highland has spearheaded both in making the collateralized Loan Obligation and boosting credit-pitched solutions for organization and retail investors globally.
James is an individual who is always passionate about his work. For him, doing something that makes the great value in the economy of Dallas is what gives him pleasure. Despite being a busy man, Highland Capital has earned a reputation as one of the biggest credit institutions in the world. Although most of his time is dedicated to working, he also engages in charitable events. For instance, he donated $1 million to Dallas Zoo, with the aim of re-opening it. Also, together with a fellow Philanthropist, Mary Jalonick, they founded Dallas Highland Foundation, which is a non- profit organization aimed towards helping locals be it health or educational needs. There’s so much that James has and is still doing for the people, but what is evident is that he is a passionate man with a heart of gold.

Rally champion Rodrigo Terpins.

Rallying is one of the most competitive today this is the ultimate coming together of man and machine forming a unique combination that is both very exciting but can be very dangerous if not handled with the care it deserves.In rallying, the machine plays a big part this is regarding good suspension as well as the ability of the car in terms of acceleration and handling.This refinement of the vehicle is then complemented by the skills of the individual driver which is what sets apart pro drivers and amateur drivers.The skills displayed by Rodrigo Terpins have consistently shown his masterly of rallying.

Rodrigo Terpins comes from a family that holds sports in high regard.His father as a pro basketball player who is now an investor and a respected leader in the society having held the position of director of sports in Brazil.

His brother Michel Terpins also a rally driver who before joining him was a very successful cross country rider. Terpins won numerous awards and by the time he left the championships he was the defending champion.

Rodrigo Terpins began to show an interest in rallying at an early stage and by the time he was in his twenties he was already competing in rallies.When his brother Michel Terpins left the cross country and joined rallying, they came together and started the Bull Sertões Rally Team.This was the team that they would use to race for the better part of there early career as a team and partners with one as a navigator and the other being the driver.

They were highly involved in organizing one of the longest and most exciting rally circuits in Brazil known as the Sertões Rally. This is a circuit that involves a lot of obstacles and is very competitive. It is currently in the twenty-sixth edition. Check out Odiario to see more.

The 22nd edition took part, and the Bull Sertões Rally Team was well represented they had two teams taking part. In their category the Prototypes T1 Rodrigo Terpins was assisted by his navigator Fabrício Bianchini.they were able to overcome numerous obstacles and emerge 8th overall having secured third place in the second stage.

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Adam Goldenberg and the E-commerce Strategy

The opening of another store by Fabletics brings the tally to seven stores. This store is located in Minnesota’s ‘Mall of America’. This new design of a ‘two thousand square feet’ may recur in many other malls in the country. That the e-commerce trade is bringing in quite some substantial amount was reflected in Fabletics’ 2015 books. Fabletics co-founder, who has a mammoth following on Face book, is part of the reason why the company is doing great. It is important that at the end of the day the online experience reflects the store experience to a large extent.

Work Force and Synergy

Adam Goldenberg is a strong believer in the solidarity of the workforce. He says that Fabletics is where it is today due to the shared responsibility and dedication of the staff. Although the good reviews the company gets are flattering, Adam says that the strategy the company employs is not solely based on the reviews the customers give. The company’s E-commerce operations have led to its recognition as a unicorn in its field. This is a step up to a higher league in the market owing to the company’s entry to the billion dollar investment club. Joining the unicorn status in the American market not only indicates the size of a business’ investment, but also the dedication of the staff in quality delivery and customer satisfaction. Thirty companies were luck y in 2014 to reach the unicorn status in the market.

A Business Incubator

In America, most start ups are launched by former employees of big companies. Adam and his business partner, for instance, were ‘News Corp’ employees. They left the company and launched their own small business: Intelligent Beauty. This new business incubator gave birth to DERMSTORE and later JustFab . JustFab.com displays fashion and design to those who subscribe to its monthly service. DERMSTORE on the other hand is an online shelf for skin products. ShoeDazzle, which is a part of JustFab, also offers considerable discounts to customers who are signed up for the $39.9 or the $49.9 monthly subscription.

Wave of Change

Adam is happy to point out that about a decade ago, e-commerce was not regarded well, but today it thrives. There is an investment of over $50 billion which is mostly in online based stores. Adam says that while this new trend continues to grow, it is unlikely that the traditional way of shopping will disappear. These two can work together to satisfy the conveniences of clients

George Soros: Great World Mentor

George Soros was born and brought up in Hungary a town called Budapest. He was born into a Jewish family whereby his father Tivadar was a lawyer, and the mother was a business person. George Soro’s father was not happy with the fact that they were Jews and he had to secure documents to prove that they were Christians. This was also a defensive strategy because Jews used to be killed during the attack. He also ensured that he changes the name of the family from George Schwartz to George Soros. When he was only 13 years, Nazi Germany invades the Kingdom of Hungary, and they stopped Jewish children from attending schools. Soros had also been prevented, but his father changed the name to a Christian one. They had the heart of helping and they helped so many people by saving their lives during the historical war that their country faced.

In 1945, Budapest was attacked by Nazi group, and over 500,000 people were killed. That was when Soros was only 14 and 15 years. The experience taught him a lot of things and today happens to be among the richest men in the world. Also, he is the greatest philanthropist known in our history. He is believed to have donated more than $18 billion dollars in his ministry, and his chances of growth are still high. George Soros has been on the frontline pushing for equality and justice, good governance, and also accountable governments that respect democracy and the rule of law. He survived world atrocities while he was a teenager, a reason that makes him push for better governance.

George Soros after things had settled in Hungary, decided to relocate or rather immigrate to London, England so he could join the famous London School of Economics for bachelors in Philosophy. At the School, he met the great philanthropist by name Karl Poppers who was his favorite tutor. He had limited income and thus had to work extra harder. He managed to study a degree and masters in philosophy from the University. He graduated with the masters in the year 1954. During his period at the University, he used to look for jobs there so that he could sustain his life at School. He was even employed as a bar waiter and also at the railways. He worked extra harder did difficult jobs which he had to so that he could make it in life.

After gaining the skills, George, like any other graduate relocated to the United States for career advancement. He wanted to specialize in finance and was lucky to get a job after few attempts. His experience was that of analyzing European Stock and later became a vice president at Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder. That is when he started interacting with leading forex traders who mentored him. He was able to learn winning strategies and later decided to work independently. He quit the employment jobs to form Soros Fund Management which is today’s giant in hedge fund management. and Follow him Twitter.com

Fantastic Remodeling Ideas For Your Home Interior

Unless you’re aiming to have your home upgrade handled by a professional, you can easily try your hand at remodelling your own home bit by bit. With the right set of tools, materials and guidelines, all you’ll need next is a solid idea of what to do and the confidence to get started on your own. To get the ball rolling on this, here’s a few simple ideas you can consider for your own home makeover.

Get a Paint Makeover

Giving your house a fresh new coat of paint is one of the easiest methods around for sprucing up your space. You can’t really expect a paint job to last forever since it’ll be constantly exposed to cleaning substances and other dirty elements along the way. If you’re looking for something subtle, stick to white and other neutral tones.

Before you run out to get your painting materials, just take a look at the tips below:

Exterior Painting 

  • You’ll want something that lasts longer so go with a latex or oil-based paint
  • Before starting your paint job, ensure that the surface area is free from dust and any other contaminants that mess with a smooth finish
  • Remember to cover your plants and other important items with a plastic sheet

Interior Painting

  • Remember to move any furniture aside and cover with a plastic sheet for protection
  • Ceilings can sometimes be dusty or dirty so check and clean up before starting
  • Protect your floors with non-slip covers to prevent unnecessary cleaning from spillage

Install Wainscoting Panels

There are plenty of wainscoting options available. Although the original intention for having wainscoting was to protect the bare wall from bumps and scratches and for added insulation, it is still popular today as a decorative design element. You can easily purchase panels from your local hardware shop as long as you have the measurements of your space in mind. Just remember to free your walls from any extraneous materials before starting. If you’re not entirely sure what you might need to do this on your own, just enquire at the store for a basic guideline.

Use Crown Mouldings

Interior wall trims are always a welcomed sight on the upper section of our homes. The usual placement for this architectural element is the junction in which the wall meets the ceiling, but it’s also commonly found on the tops of our cabinetry. AlexMoulding offered so many design patterns that can be used for any home renovation.

Unless you’re looking for a more elaborate casting that has to be custom-ordered, you can always purchase off-the-rack crown mouldings and install them on your own. Just be sure to get a pattern that suits the idea you have for your home interior and you’re good to go.

Replace Old Hardware

As long as the original structure is still sound, all you’ll really need for a brand new look is a hardware replacement. This tip can apply to almost anything in your home, from staircase railings to your front door handle and wardrobe pullers to that old grating at the fireplace. You don’t necessarily have to replace your existing hardware with a similar design. As long as you choose a pattern and size that matches the overall design, it’ll be like having a completely new part to your home you can enjoy all over again.

Add a Wallpaper Finish

You can get paint any time, so why not consider having a textured wall finish with wallpaper instead? In the long run, it’s actually more cost effective than paint as it can last up to three times longer. Another benefit to using wallpaper is that it can help to effectively hide any uneven wall surfaces you may have, giving your walls that nice smooth finish.

Just Keep in Mind: 

  • If the space is subject to moisture, you’ll want to get a vinyl wallpaper instead
  • Unless you’ve done this before, it’s always good to get a few extra rolls as a back up
  • Get a good wallpaper sweep for a clean and smooth wall finish

ClassDojo Is Now In Session

ClassDojo is an app for classrooms everywhere to showcase their work, provide feedback and communicate within their school network. The focus is to increase class participation, new ideas and communication within the school and straight to your home. This means that parents can easily tap in the app and see what their kid is up to during class, students can share photos, videos or instant messages to their parents, teachers or peers and vice versa. ClassDojo basically provides each student with a much-needed voice. Students that use the app can share and post their classwork on their own digital portfolios. These personal portfolios can be updated daily. Teachers are encouraged and allowed to give their students positive feedback called “+1’s” on the app. This is to let the students know that they are heading on the right track. For example, a commonly shy student would get a positive feedback rating for participating in class.

The app has many handy features and is supported by many popular devices. ClassDojo is currently being used in roughly 90% of the United State’s K-8 public schools. The app’s “Stories” feature allows students to connect in real-time to anyone relative to their classroom. It is divided into three sections: Student Stories, Class Stories and School Stories. ClassDojo is available worldwide and has over 35 built-in languages and offers translations. More than 180 countries are currently using this educational app. By using this app, everyone can work as a whole and the classroom experience can be shared with loved ones no matter where they are.

Legal System in Brazil and the Role of Lawyer Ricardo Tosto

Brazil is a federal state governed through a presidential system of government. There are three arms of government in Brazil. There is the executive, legislature, and the judiciary. Each of the arms has unique roles which it plays. The legislature composes laws, the judiciary interprets the law, and the executive implements law and policies.

The judiciary is the custodian of the law of the country. All the laws applied in Brazil are anchored in the federal constitution. Constitution law takes precedence over any other law that may exist. Any law that is inconsistent with the constitution is deemed to be null and void. The Brazilian constitution was passed in 1988, about 29 years back from now. The interpreters of the law are the judges who are appointed from a pool of the best lawyers in the country.

Apart from the constitution, there are other documents that complement the constitution. These are the criminal suit code, civil code, commercial code, customer defense code among others. In their application, all these codes must comply with the law set out in the constitution.

Brazil is divided into 26 states. Each of the states is allowed to make their laws as long as those laws comply with the law of the constitution. In case there is a conflict between a state law and the federal law, the federal law will supersede.

In Brazil, only lawyers (like Ricardo Tosto) are allowed to practice law. Given that legal advice is a crucial part of any society, there are numerous law schools in Brazil. Thousands of students graduate with a law degree from the various university in the country. They are required to join approved law schools so that they can be registered as practicing lawyers by the Brazilian Bar Council.

About Ricardo Tosto

Ricardo Tosto is among the best lawyers in Brazil. He has been in law practice for 26 years now. Ricardo Tosto obtained his law degree after completing 5 years at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University with a law degree. He then proceeded to a law school where he sat and passed the bar examination. Ricardo Tosto is a business attorney. He is usually hired by big corporations to represent them in litigation cases.

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