Philanthropic Activities by Stream Cares Foundation, Dallas-based Stream Energy

The Stream Cares Foundation has been committed to helping individuals who were affected by the Hurricane Harvey. The activities of the Stream Cares Foundation are part of the social corporate responsibility. Through partnering with Hope Supply CO, the foundation has addressed the problem of homelessness in Dallas. During the Hurricane Harvey incidences, many organizations and companies in the USA watched helplessly. Many Americans lost their lives, pets, and homes. Stream Energy corporate responsibility is centered on taking care of the community. The introduction of the Stream Cares Foundation was based on the need to formalize the philanthropic activities of the group. For over ten years, the organization has engaged in philanthropic activities both in Texas and other parts of the country.

Activities of the Stream Cares Foundation

The philanthropic organization mainly seeks to empower local organizations and communities. It helps the needy persons in the community. The launching of a distinctive philanthropy arm is a new trend in the organization and comes with dual advantages. While the organization gets a platform to give to the community, it also attains both loyalty and respect of the potential clients. It helps deal with cases of profit falls, scandals and other undesirable events. In the USA, the corporate sector is viewed as being generous and offered more than $ 19 billion to different charities.

In the case of the Dallas-based Satre, it has created long-term relationships with Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and other charities. Stream Energy employs direct energy sales which helps create a loyal client base. It also offers both corporate and residential services at discounted rates. The discounted clean energy is offered to virtual doctors and telemedicine. One of the elements that the organization cares about is homelessness. Both the employees and the organization track down individuals who are homeless in the region. Through the introduction of the Hope Supply co. the organization offers clothing, diapers, school supplies and other commodities to homeless children. During the Texas Tornado in 2016, Stream Energy spring into action and helped many individuals. The group worked with the Stream Energy Associates, Salvation Army, and other groups. Other than taking part in charitable events, the organization offers financial aids to different initiatives.

https://www.bbb.org/us/tx/dallas/profile/electric-companies/stream-energy-0875-90018895/accreditation-information

How Waiakea Water Is Revolutionizing The Packaged Water Industry

Founded in 2012, Waiākea provides bottled water extracted from the widely known Waiakea volcanic water also known as the Hawaiian volcanic water which originates in Hawaii by the natural phenomenon of rain or snowmelt on the peak of the Mauna Lao Volcano which is one of the active volcanoes in the world. The water seeps through a few thousand feet of lava rock before accumulating on the green base of the Mauna Loa volcano which can be extracted and refined for drinking purposes and additional health benefits.

The company focuses on creating a brand that can be meaningful to customers. They focused on creating a triple bottom line model which is different from already existing packaged drinking water providers. Waiakea wants to revolutionize the bottled water industry by moving away from the singular profit-oriented system and adopt a business model that emphasizes on the customers and the planet.


In 2015, Waiakea water was recognized as the most talked about beverage in the United States and also received other accolades due to innovation. The company has a set of 3 core principles they focus on health, sustainability, and social accountability. Apart from providing tasteful and healthy water to the consumers, they also focus on protecting the environment by bringing down pollution to a minimum and also strongly believe in financially and morally assisting people who require it.

The sacred water Waiakea seeps down thousands of layer of the porous lava rock which is rich in minerals. This process enriches the water with vital minerals and electrolytes that supplements the health of a consumer. Known for being the most alkaline water available for use, Waiakea water ph level stands at 8.8 with a TDS of 62.

Now coming to the excellent regeneration rate of the reservoir at the base of the active volcano, the sacred water refills at a rate of 1.4 billion gallons every day out of which Waiakea manages to bottle 1% of the reserves and uses energy efficient vehicles for transport purposes. The company recently announced their plans to shift from the use of plastic bottles to degradable bottles.

https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/waiakea-hawaiian-volcanic-water-named-to-the-inc-5000-list-of-fastest-growing-companies-in-america-for-second-consecutive-year-2018-08-29

Michael Hagele Recommends Stress Management Techniques for Solo Entrepreneurs

Visualize Genetic Programming

There was a marvelous scene in the movie War Games with Matthew Broderick. The computer, Joshua, started playing out all the possible options of attack and counter-attack to win the war game. All the computer screens exploded with action as the computer played it out. Joshua’s inventor exclaimed, “Joshua is thinking.” This is a way for those of us who are not computer programmers to visualize genetic programming. Genetic programming is a method of presenting a problem to solve to a computer, and the computer runs through options for addressing it. It is different from the example of Joshua in War Games, however, because genetic programming enables the computer to solve the problem by creating new software.

Outside Legal Counsel to Tech Firms

Michael Hagele, J.D. Berkeley, envisions a day when genetic programming will be a routine function of everyone’s desktop computer. Michael Hagele is outside legal counsel for several cutting-edge technology firms. He specializes in those doing research and development with genetic programming and similar efforts at the vanguard of technology. It is Hagele’s role to think through the legal ramifications of these progressive technologies. He has over 15 years’ experience in working with technology firms drafting and closing technology licensing distribution and development contracts for domestic and international companies. Read more about Michael on Crunchbase

Stress Created by Unique Legal Niche

Michael Hagele is a practicing lawyer in this unique niche of the business and legal world. He has learned to handle the isolation and stress of being a sole practitioner with companies inventing never-before-imagined products. In a recent interview, he shared some of his stress management techniques for those who may be in similar, sole practitioner positions.

  1. Spend Time in Nature for a Fresh Outlook

“I think physical activity plays a big role in …sharpening your mind.” says Hagele, “Time can be tight, but anything you can do to get moving helps in this regard.”

  1. Cultivate Productive Habits

Hagele believes that mindset and clear priorities improve his practice and reduces stress. “I think putting the customer first is one of the most effective habits you can get into as an entrepreneur.”

  1. Utilize Software and Web Services to Save Time

Hagele listed TSA Precheck as an online service that saves him time in airports. Hagele adds this thought, “If we’re talking about love, however, I’d have to go with Strava. It’s a lot of fun keeping up with friends’ mountain bike rides…”

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Mike Bagguley Promoted To COO Of Barclays Bank In Order To Streamline Operations

Businessman Mike Bagguley has been in the London financial industry since 1988. He has been the chief operating officer of the bank Barclays International since June 2016, a position for which he was handpicked by the Chief Executive Officer Tom King. He is a graduate of the University of Warwick where he earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics in 1988.

Mike Bagguley first joined Barclays in January 2001 when he was chosen to be the head of EUR IR swap trading. He introduced the first electronic trading service in this role. Two years later he was promoted to the position of head of rates linear and options trading. He left Barclays from June 2006 to December 2008 when he worked for ABSA Bank as the head of markets trading. In this role, he hired an additional 30- traders and increased revenue eight times over.

He was brought back into the Barclays universe at the start of 2009. Mike Bagguley took the role of head of fx trading which in the currency trading department at Barclay Investment Bank. In 2011 his hard work led to Barclays achieving its highest ever ranking in the Euromoney FX survey which was second place. Due to this outstanding success, he was promoted to head of fx and commodities trading in May 2012.

Before taking over as COO of Barclays International he had filled the same position at Barclays Investment Bank. It was his work making this company run much more efficiently that resulted in his later promotion. While serving as the COO of Barclays Investment Bank he had also made the company more nimble and so better able to react to changing market conditions.

For a few years Barclays International has been trying to reduce the size of its investment bank, cut costs, and improve revenues and profits. Mike Bagguley was brought in as the COO of Barclays International because he had shown his ability to achieve a reduction of this type in the past. He was tasked with accelerating the pace of this reduction so that Barclays International can achieve this reduction on the timetable they had set for it.

http://www.ifre.com/pm-barclays-promotes-bagguley-to-coo-of-investment-bank/21225420.fullarticle

What’s Next For Aloha Construction

Aloha Construction, an Illinois-based general contractor, is looking to expand on its wide range of home-improvement services throughout 2018. This particular company was founded by Dave Farbaky back in 2008, and it has gone on to achieve great status. Aloha Construction provides high-quality remodel services for homes across the state of Illinois. In addition to that, the company has extended its services into Southern Wisconsin. So, what does AC have to offer? Well, the answer to this question is simple because it offers the services of stucco installation, roof repair, gutter repair, door installation, chimney repair, kitchen design, bathroom repair, waterproofing and many more.

For 2017, this general-contracting company won the exclusive Torch Award. This specific award goes to a company that demonstrates great ethics. In order to receive the award, a company must also stay committed to working with its community, to display responsibility and to practice extraordinary leadership. The Torch Award has been around since 1996, and it’s sponsored by the Better Business Bureau. Aloha Construction certainly wins this award by a landslide. It was just one of many other companies that were competing against each other throughout 2017.

For 2018, this family-owned business is looking to expand on its home-improvement services as well as improve on its home-improvement services. Farbaky has definitely set the company on the right path and back on March 15, 2018, the company completed its first multi-million dollar project in North Barrington, Illinois. This project was generally large in size as it was composed of remodel work for the home’s bathroom, the kitchen and the basement. By working hand-to-hand with the homeowner, this project was completed well-ahead of time. As you can see, Aloha Construction is rewriting the game via expansion and improvements, but who knows what it has planned in the years to come.

https://www.angieslist.com/companylist/us/il/lake-zurich/aloha-construction-inc-reviews-6197878.htm

Sahm Adrangi Explains How to Profit From Ad Fraud

Sahm Adrangi Recently spoke at the Kase Learning Conference on Short Selling, on the topic of ad fraud.

At the Kase Learning Conference Sahm Adrangi Chief investment Officer for Kerrisdale Capital Management Spoke about the companies 9 years in business and stated that they have been publishing reports on shorts since 2010 during a time when short sellers eradicated an estimated 10 to 20 billion dollars that were being invested in fraudulent Chinese companies. He went on to state that the company is now focused primarily on U.S. companies in certain complex sectors.

He then explained that the company shares its research a wide variety of ways, such as the company’s website, on Twitter search for the handle Keer. Sahm Adrangi stated that the company would also make appearances on CNBC and Bloomberg. The company will also post information on Seeking Alpha.

At that point, Sahm Adrangi got into the heart of his presentation. He explained that his company believes that there are tech companies that are benefiting from advertisement fraud on their platforms. He then explained their advertisement fraud is defined as falsely representing online advertisement impressions or clicks to generate revenue. He then provided several examples of how Eastern European hackers were able to generate revenue through advertising fraud.

One method he of fraud explained is the use of Bots and Bot Networks. Bots are programs designed to perform a task repetitively and a Bot Network is simply a group of Bots networked together. These Bots are used to fraudulently inflate the click rate on pay per click advertising. Another message of advertisement fraud is known as ad stuffing, This occurs when a person clicks to watch a video on a website and unbeknownst to the individual one or more advertising video will be playing behind the selected video and will not be viewed by the individual. The Advertiser will be charged as if the advertisements were viewed.

After explaining the various types of advertisement fraud being used Sahm Adrangi went on to explain how this information could be used by his company and other short sellers. He explained that eventually companies the amount of their advertising budget being spent on online ads this will cause a reduction in revenue for online media companies. Armed with this information short sellers should be able to profit.

https://twitter.com/sahmadrangi?lang=en

Dr. Mark McKenna Views In-Demand Technology as a Boon to the Medical Field

Dr. Mark McKenna has always considered himself to be an innovative individual. This particular aspect of his personality led him to develop the type of technology people want for their healthcare services. As a medical school graduate and a successful business entrepreneur, Dr. McKenna has seen first hand the influence technology has had in all areas of people’s lives. As a medical professional, he also saw how technology could be used to improve the quality of care people received, which eventually led him to launch a new business called OVME, which stands for the phrase “of me”.

Rather than view technology in the medical field as something that would detract from patient care, Dr. Mark McKenna sees it as a boon that would compliment the strategies used for various types of treatments. He is especially excited to see an increase in on-demand mobile apps for patients. These applications help patients and medical personnel connect in a way that makes it more convenient for both parties. This would also be extremely beneficial for individuals who reside in remote areas who need to be in contact with medical specialists.

As a licensed medical surgeon with an MBA, Dr. Mark McKenna launched OVME in the hopes of providing better connections for patients and doctors. With more than ten years experience in medical aesthetics, Dr. McKenna developed this service-oriented company to provide people with options that would allow them to be the best person they could be. He achieves this objective by implementing mobile technology into his company to provide consumers with an easy access platform that allows them to connect with high quality medical professionals all across the country.

The on-demand technology Dr. Mark McKenna has implemented in his own company is a significant step forward in the doctor-patient relationship. Just over half a century ago, doctors were still making house calls to provide the services their patients needed. The new mobile technology allows doctors to provide the same personalized type of service, with improved patient care. Many physicians are now utilizing this technology to provide video consultations, which are not only more convenient, but also more cost effective.

https://gazetteday.com/2018/02/dr-mark-mckenna-ovme-atlanta/

Shiraz Boghani Is A Successful Businessman Who Still Believes In The Importance Of Giving Back To The Community

Shiraz Boghani is so many things including an entrepreneur, Splendid Hospitality Group’s Chairman, a hotelier and the winner of the Asian Business Award in 2016. Splendid Hospitality Group is a hotel chain encompassing everything from the luxuries to the budget friendly. The chain includes the Mercure Bristol Brigstow, the Holiday Inn London, the New Ellington Hotel, The York and The Conrad London St. James.

Shiraz Boghani believes in diversification and was one of the founders of Sussex Health Care. This is an entirely different business model than what is found in the hotel industry. He was successful with the health group based in New England and provides the best possible care to the elderly. Sussex also specializes in caring for people with learning and physical disabilities. The business has achieved financial success in addition to earning the ISO 9000:2000. This is the internal standard measuring numerous key areas such as standards of service, the quality of goods, reliability and safety.

Shiraz Boghani ensured Sussex Health Care would be unique. The company is ISO certified, provides the highest standards of care to their patients, continually trains their staff members and invested in specialized facilities and equipment. Sussex does offer palliative care but has build their reputation on the neurological care given to individuals suffering neurological diseases including dementia. Sussex Health Care has numerous partners participating in the training of their staff. This includes several colleges responsible for instituting and developing educational programs to help the members of staff provide better service to the patients.

Shiraz Boghani immigrated to the United Kingdom in 1969. This was when he began working for KPMG as an accountant. The business offered services for audit, advisory and taxes. By the 1980’s, Shiraz Boghani knew he was destined to enter the world of the entrepreneurs. He co-founded Sussex Health Care in 1985 and established the Splendid Hospitality Group in 1986. He became extremely successful in business but never lost his passion for giving back to his community. This is why he belongs to the Ismaili Community’s National Council and also helps develop resources for the non-profit Aga Khan Foundation.

The Revolution and Transformation of OSI Group

OSI Group is one of the largest private companies in the United States. In 2016 Forbes ranked it No 58 with a sale of 6.1 billion US dollars. This achievement is incredible for a company that started in Chicago, Illinois in 1909. Kolschowsky, a German immigrant, started up a small butcher shop in the city. After the end of the Second World War, he expanded his small retail meat market to a wholesale business. The family business was rebranded to Otto & Sons in 1928.

The partnership between Ray Kroc and Otto & Sons would later prove to be a great success and a new revolution to the whole production and processing of meat. OSI Group acquires Baho Food. The two decades following the handshake saw a significant transformation as Otto & Sons who were just regular regional suppliers in Chicago became a global corporation now known as OSI Group in 1975. The McDonald restaurants were being established in every city-state all over the US, and this brought more pressure to Otto& Sons as they were one of the four main meat suppliers for the McDonalds. And indeed they stepped up to the challenge as they also expanded their operations to meet the high meat demand.

Otto & Sons invented a new processing technology that made their task even much easier and affordable. The flash freezing technology which involves quickly freezing food products using liquid nitrogen indeed was a significant breakthrough for the Otto & Sons. After Otto & Sons establishing themselves as OSI Group, they diversified their operations in two ways. One, they would remain a constant supplier and supply food products locally, and another advance their operations to the Midwest. Appointing Lavin as the new chairman and CEO, his experience in investment and banking expertise has proved crucial to the company’s growth. OSI has expanded its operations in Mexico, India, Austria, Brazil, Poland, Hungary among many other countries. OSI Group process and supply various food products such as cow beef, poultry meat, and sausage.

OSI is thoroughly committed to integrating its technology to ensure food security and maintain a collaborative partnership with the producers. OSI has also won many environmental awards, some of them include: British Globe of Honor (2016), California Green Business Award (2016), Environmental Recognition Award (2018) from NAMI (North America Meat Institute)

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The Lessons Learn from the Success of Louis Chenevert

For us to be astute investors, we need to seek guidance from other prominent people who began before us. Wise entrepreneurs around the world have been studying the traits of Louis Chenevert and implementing them in their ventures. As expected, the businesses have turned out to be very successful. Here are some characteristics that contributed to the success of Louis Chenevert;

Patience in Progress

Patience is a crucial factor in the business world. Throughout his career, Louis Chenevert has demonstrated this virtue. Before the legacy he made in the UTC, he had been in the industry for more than three decades.

After his degree in Production Management, he got a job at General Motors. Here, he stayed for 14 years. This gave him the chance to learn to learn new things and understand the practical part of his course.

 

He later moved to Pratt & Whitney where he served as the President of the firm, six years after joining the firm. It is during this time that he was nominated as the CEO of UTC.

 

Dedication at Work

For one to be successful, they must be dedicated to whatever it is there are doing. Louis Chenevert is known for showing dedication in every firm he has worked. In General Motors, he earned himself several positions as a result of his hard work and commitment. By the time he was leaving the firm, he was the General Production Manager.

 

The same happened in Pratt & Whitney. He was hired in the firm as a mere employee. This did not stop Louis Chenevert from working hard in the department he was allocated. It showed tremendous improvement which led to his nomination as the president of the firm. UTC could not help but see the change that Pratt & Whitney was having, which led to his appointment as the CEO of the firm.

 

Final Verdict

The best way to become a successful investor is by learning from others who began the business before us.

 

The above traits that Louis Chenevert showed in business helped him create a name for himself. Understanding the traits, and practicing them could incline you more to the winning side.

 

https://affiliatedork.com/how-former-ceo-louis-chenevert-helped-utc-become-a-global-force