Dr. Chris Villanueva is the founder of MB2 Dental. He studied Microbiology at the University of Florida where he graduated with his BS. After that he studied Dentistry at Nova SouthEastern University. He yields a modern approach to the dental profession. As a leader he strives to create a motivating environment for his employees and he allows them the space to grow. He believes that being less involved in the day to day tasks promotes independence and that the inspiration he is giving daily empowers his staff. This model of leading came from his own experiences. He found that building his business with the right people is what made it successful, not on the highest rated piece of technology.
He found that the dentists he brought into the field each had their own experience and combined it created and creates a knowledge rich environment. He strives to create an atmosphere of team building, collaboration, support, inspiration and fun. By making the work fun it promotes everyone to do their best in an environment that supports them. He found that not only were his employees lives being benefited, but the lives of his patients as well. He keeps up to date on the most modern techniques and reviews and collaborates these ideas with this staff. He also sends his staff on a bi-yearly retreat where they get to practice team building and collaborate together.
Since the start up of MB2, Dr. Chris Villanueva has opened 70 affiliated locations across 6 states and has 533 employees overall. Each location is just like the original. Each location has a team building, collaborative and supportive environment to enrich the lives of both the employees and the patients. MB2 enriches their employees by offering a variety of expertise in one building. This makes referrals easy if one dentist is not able to provide the necessary care. This builds up the credibility of the office and the patients feel cared for by having an easy referral to go to for specific needs. Dr. Chris Villanueva provides a unique environment to their staff and patients and in turn builds up a credible and successful business.
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A few months ago, Shervin Pishevar decided to send out a few tweets regarding predictions and thoughts about what’s going on with the economy and other topics. The tech investor had a lot to say, sending out 50 tweets in under 24 hours. One of the things he took up several tweets with was the monopolies in the United States.
Shervin Pishevar identified five monopolies that have too much power:
At the top of the list is Amazon. Shervin went as far as comparing them to Ma Bell, a telephone company that held a monopoly in the United States for years. He warns that the five that we’re dealing with now are even more powerful, which makes sense.
Within months of Shervin Pishevar identifying the power that these monopolies have, including Amazon, there was news on Amazon. Alexa, the virtual assistant built into Amazon products such as Echo, was believed to be listening in on conversations. There was also a significant amount of fear as to what it might be recording and who was listening to the conversations.
While Amazon has done well at explaining that Alexa only records in order to carry out the tasks being requested, people are still hesitant to trust that Amazon isn’t using all of its power for bad.
What I look for founders and teams:
— Shervin Pishevar (@shervin) June 26, 2018
Additionally, there are a lot of businesses going out of business, including Toys R Us, that is naming Amazon as the reason why. The online superstore has even begun conversations about putting physical stores around the country to make it easier for people to get things.
How much power is too much power? Shervin Pishevar has brought up an interesting topic about the monopolies. If they are going to be allowed to wield the level of power that they are, when will we finally reach a point where they have too much power?
Aloha Construction is a accompany that takes its work seriously they are also a company that takes its commitment seriously and gives back generously to the community. Aloha Construction is a recipient of the very coveted Torch Award, and they are very proud even to be considered let alone chosen for the prestigious award. They pride themselves on being a reputable company and a supporter of their community.
The Better Business Bureau does not just give the award out to anyone. To receive the award, a company must meet some standard but necessary criteria. First off, a company must be committed to ethical practices and demonstrate a work culture that has very high standards and practices. They must also communicate well with their employees and any other parties involved with the company.
They must also exercise good leadership practices that ultimately unify their organization and be committed to ethical human resource practices. They should also have a commitment to the community. Since Aloha Construction has received the award, they obviously meet all the criteria outlined. They do not only meet the criteria, but they also exceed their expectations and go above and beyond in all that they do.
Aloha Construction was founded by David Farbaky and provides roofing, siding replacement, and gutters services to the residents of the Southern Wisconsin and Illinois area.
They are also expanding into the interior remodeling and restoration division. Their new additional services will provide services such as mold removal, carpet cleaning, interior remodeling, water damage restoration, and fire damage restoration services.
For all the roofing projects that they complete, Aloha Construction follows a specific process, and they are very thorough. They also back their work by a 10-year craftsmanship warranty on every roofing job that they complete. They are dedicated to their employees, customers, and their community.
Aloha Construction donates $5 for every assist that the Illinois State University gets, and they are a sponsor of the Bloomington Boys and Girls Clubs. They are also a sponsor of the Roselle Medinah’s softball and baseball organizations and the local Flying Aces Hockey team as well.
Aloha Construction is always looking for ways to benefit their community. The David Farbaky Foundation, named after Aloha Construction’s CEO, reached out to give a single mother and her four daughters an opportunity to grab as many toys as they wanted within 60 seconds. Through this event, the family was able to collect $7,000 worth of toys to take home and keep. Aloha has also contributed to sending a young boy with Congenital Heart Disease to a Bulls game with twelve of his friends, to the Boys and Girls Club in Bloomington, and to their employees with incentive programs. They have maintained exceptional ethical practice and the construction company in Lake Zurich was rewarded for this excellence with the Better Business Bureau Torch Award.
Every year, BBB awards selects a few companies that have excelled in excellent community contributions and ethical practices and awards them for their contributions. Companies that receive this award must excel in maintaining ethical practices within their business throughout the year. It is a high honor to receive a BBB Torch Award, as very few companies qualify for the award. The Torch Award honors those companies who take their time to contribute to and benefit the community they are in. All nominated companies go through a rigorous screening process before they are chosen by a panel of fifteen judges, independent from the companies and from BBB. Aloha Construction, in Lake Zurich, was a proud recipient of the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.
Aloha Construction partnered with Learning Express with the intent to benefit a family in need within their community. With Learning Express and Omni Youth Services, Aloha was able to identify a family in need and assist them through a toy shopping spree event. Aloha asked Omni Youth Services to find a family in need. A single mother raising her four daughters alone was selected and given the opportunity to participate in the event. The event gave the girls an opportunity to grab as many toys as they wanted within 60 seconds. In just those 60 seconds, the family was able to collect $7,000 worth of toys. This among the many other contributions that Aloha has made, was the reason for winning of the Torch Award For Marketplace Ethics.
A company’s successful growth can only be sustained if the executives running it are both adept in addressing market challenges and equipped with the skillset and talent to generate new ideas. Fortunately, Randal Nardone is an example of an executive who has shown competence in running Fortress Investment Group, LLC, as its co-founder and principal.Being founded in 1998, Fortress has grown into one of the world’s largest asset managers today that have solutions for various alternative assets. The success of Fortress Investment has even reached to a level that rendered Randal Nardone as part of Forbes Billionaire’s List.Randal Nardone reached Rank #557 in Forbes Billionaire’s List, and this could not have happened without his involvement in Fortress Investment’s growth. He owns about 53 million shares of the company, which is worth $1.6 billion.
After Fortress sold its minority interest to Nomura, a Japanese investment firm, for $890 million, Nardone was already able to acquire an additional $100 million for net cash payouts that he’s been receiving since 2005.Nardone’s career is also a series of leadership positions and formative experience. Before being the Chief Executive Officer and Principal of Fortress Credit Corporation, he served as the Secretary of Newcastle Investment Corp. from June of 2002 until September 2016. He also held positions as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Fortress Investment Group, LLC, from December 2011 to 2013. He also became the Managing Director at the very well known UBS in 1997 until he ended it last May 1998.Randal Nardone also became the principal for the established BlackRock Financial Management, Inc and a Partner at the Thacher Proffitt & Wood.
Nardone also became the Executive Director for the operations of Mapeley Limited, as well as Springleaf Finance Corporation’s Director. The role that Nardone held for New Media Investment Group, Inc, Brookdale Senior Living, Inc and Aircastle Limited have also shaped his experience and understanding of what makes companies work, what doesn’t and how to keep employees motivated in extremely demanding work environments.It would also be incomplete to describe the work timeline of Nardone without saying that he’s also serving today the role as the Co-founder of Fortress Registered Investment Trust. It’s also important to highlight here that Nardone holds a J.D. that he received from Boston University School of Law, while his Bachelor of Arts degree in English was from the University of Connecticut.
Forbes recently published Lauren Gensler’s article “Why it’s No Surprise that Online Lender GreenSky Would Weigh an IPO’. The article discusses the financial technology company that is provides a service to both banks and merchants by becoming the technological middleman for home improvement loans.
However, the company focuses on remaining distinct from other technology companies. The CEO and co-founder David Zalik remains shy with the press, rarely accepting invitations to speak at conferences. He refused to raise external capital for nearly ten years. His opinion also contrasts with other companies in Silicon Valley that staying privately held for longer is better. GreenSky Credit recently filed for an IPO.
GreenSky Credit could raise more than $1 billion according to the Wall Street Times and it has been valued at nearly $5 billion. Zalik doesn’t want to go the same route as companies like Credit Karma, Stripe and Uber that all put off going public for as long as they could. They wanted to stay away from the pressure of investors and the demands of quarterly earnings.
However, GreenSky Credit could still determine that they do not want to go public and will not have an IPO. They filed their paperwork confidentially with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By doing so, Zalik has let the company prepare for going public, if that is what they end up doing, in private.
David Zalik co-founded GreenSky Credit in 2006. The company is based in Atlanta, Georgia but it has been expanding its network of call centers to places in Cincinnati and Kentucky. It has more than 900 employees and the CEO David Zalik was even named as the National EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Financial Services.
The company works by replacing credit cards for larger spending and consumer projects like home improvement. They have a fixed-interest rate and a fixed period in which the customer must pay back the loan. Zalik revealed that the company is not attempting to compete with banks, but rather to help them. By partnering with more than 14 national federally and state chartered banks, they are able to help the banks make more loans.
Adam Milstein is a blogger at the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS), an activist, a businessman, and a philanthropist who works to make the world a better place for the Jewish people. He helped to co-found the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, which works to make the Jewish people stronger and to feel more connected with their relationship with the United States. He is also a co-founder of the Israeli-American Council as well as its chair of national expansion. To serve even more people he sits on the Boards of a spread of organizations, and a few of these include the Israel on Campus Coalition, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and StandWithUs.
Adam Milstein recently penned an article in the JNS related to the way that some radical alliances are helping to increase the amount of antisemitism in the world. He mentions that, both, the radical left and the radical right have fanned the flames of antisemitism over the years and that radical Muslim movements have also. He also pointed out the strange fact that radical Muslim and radical leftists have joined forces in Europe, and, unfortunately, now in North America. While the political far left does not agree with many of the tenets held by radical Muslims including putting gays to death, stoning women, and stomping on the rights of people and minorities everywhere, they ignore all of this to come together and share their hatred for the west.
Adam Milstein asks how the radical left can ignore the bigoted ways of radical Islam including the way it treats minorities and women. Instead of looking at the facts, the left glosses over a lot and by doing so contributes to the oppression of women and other people. By not being able to clearly distinguish between a radical Muslim and the rest of them, the radical left has done a disservice to the world. It also strongly affects Israel and its people, because the radical left portrays them as oppressing Muslims along with blaming them for any other issue in the Middle East. Adam Milstein is hoping to open the eyes of the left as well as people all over the world.
PSI Pay has developed an intriguing application that allows its users to make transactions through electronic money. Electronic money is becoming big because of its efficiency and convenience. Electronic money is basically where money is stored in an electronic storage. An authority like a bank monitors the e money, and the e money is backed by fiat currency. For users to use this feature by PSI Pay they must create an account with the company. Then users are able to use this e money to make online transactions just as you would use conventional currency to make a transaction.
PSI Pay has created an eWallet called ecoPayz. This eWallet functions closely to how a regular wallet functions. This free service allows for the eWallet to be loaded with money from either a bank account or bank cards. This eWallet allows for funds to be transferred between accounts without having to go through a bank. This eWallet is special in how many electronic wallet providers do not have a system in which funds can be withdrawn. This eWallet allows for users to be able to get money from an ATM.
It is very easy to get e-money confused with cryptocurrency like bitcoin. But there is a difference between the two. Cryptocurrency involves peer to peer exchanges. It is not backed by fiat currency. Purchasing cryptocurrency involves using a platform like Coinbase. The cryptocurrency is not actually stored anywhere. These few differences make a huge difference in how e-money and cryptocurrency are both growing in popularity but function very differently.
PSI-Pay is leading company that specializes in electronic money. The brand also offers Partner Sponsorship solutions to payments to users. PSI Pay is also opened to helping business owners handle financial needs through the usage of electronic money. Business owners can manage their programs on this platform. This e-money FCA-regulated company is an issuing member of two card services: Mastercard and Visa. The company has been with Mastercard since 2009 and Visa since 2017. The company began in 2007 by offering payment options in 44 currencies and 173 countries to businesses worldwide.
Sean Penn’s debut novel “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” is already lining bookstore shelves. The oddball satire revolves around the exploits of septic tank salesmen Bob Honey, whose primary customers are Jehovah’s Witnesses. It gets crazier from there. Bob Honey is also an assassin, sanctioned by the government to kill the elderly. He does so with a mallet, his weapon of choice. The book contains poetry, plain storytelling, and a good bit of ranting. On the whole it is a little confusing, but according to Penn it is designed to reflect the times we live in.
Penn’s book carries a lot of controversy around with it, as it makes bold statements about #MeToo and the Trump Administration. His jabs at Trump are expected, as Penn’s political activism is well known, but the shots at #MeToo are a little surprising. No more than the response people are having to such statements. Penn says his book is simply taken out of context, remarking how sad it is for present society to hold fiction as opinion.
Satires are usually funny little works of insanity with strings of reality interwoven within them. The reality comes from the author’s voice and carries their particular view of the world around them. They are not meant to incite but rather get people thinking. Each reader is supposed to take away their own meaning from the words, not hold onto such words as fact.
In an interview with Rolling Stone Penn described his book as a focus on culture, not necessarily leadership. Although the question was asked because of the obvious Trump reference in the character Mr. Landlord, the answer applies to #MeToo as well.
The section containing the critique of #MeToo, is a four-page epilogue. According to Penn the epilogue focuses on legacy, supporting movements that promote inclusion instead of exclusion. It really does not put #MeToo down. According to Penn the controversy comes from social extremism, and the fact that many people will jump on a bandwagon in response to things like this. In his interview he called such a response, “a reckless exercise of shouting Freud.”
Rob McKinsey’s article on Ask Reporter, titled “Neurocore: Fueling the Brain with Food” reveals the brain training company based in Michigan uses nutrition to maintain the health of the brain.
As the study of nutrition and diet has grown, it has been revealed that the types of food you eat can have a huge impact on how you feel and think. Junk food will often leave you feeling sluggish and tired while whole foods that are packed with nutrients leave you feeling energetic. Neurocore also suggests that nutrition can also have a large impact on how your brain functions. Neurocore uses applied neuroscience to help improve the cognitive performance of their clients. One thing they have discovered in helping them is the importance of the right nutrition and lifestyle. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.
Neurocore reveals that a key to maintaining a healthy brain is by eating a Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet uses a lot of vegetables, fruits, fish, olive oil, and nuts to provide essential nutrients to the body. It does not contain a lot of fast food, junk food, or red meat, all of which lead to inflammation and may lead to health issues.
— Neurocore (@neurocore) June 25, 2018
Neurocore also suggests people should focus on including superfoods into their diet. Superfoods are nutrient dense foods that help the body and the brain maintain optimal functionality. Specifically, Neurocore suggests you include Cinnamon, healthy fats, and raw honey into the diet. Cinnamon is a spice that is capable of doing more than just flavoring your favorite coffee. It is also an antioxidant that helps reduce inflammation in the body. By lowering inflammation, the body will have lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol, helping the body defend the brain against cognitive decline. Healthy fats are also key to maintaining brain health. Walnuts, avocados, and salmon are high in the healthy fat called Omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids have been shown to lower blood pressure and improve heart health.
Neurocore indicates that maintaining a healthy brain includes maintaining a healthy heart. In one study, nearly 500 participants were tracked over the course of 30 years. In the study, those who maintained a heart healthy diet experienced less age-related cognitive decline. Read more about Neurocore at glassdoor.com.