Coworking Spaces: Something Old Is Something New

 

Years ago, in Stamford, Connecticut, I was in an office share situation. It was wonderful, as I normally worked out of my home, and went to the shared office space on occasion to meet with clients. It did not have a transient feel to it, as it was decorated nicely, yet I was hardly ever there. Most of what we do in business is done over the phone, and now the internet. With the proliferation of wireless everything, our need to be in one place is waning. With medical needs growing, it is no wonder this is happening as much of the “office” real estate will likely be retooled for medical purposes. In Florida, there are strip malls that completely morphed into medical strip malls; this is the future.

From cars, to houses, to beds, to brothels, tents, clothes and ideas, the internet has connected us in ways we could have only dreamed of. Office sharing, however, is not new. Artists have often shared loft spaces in an effort to have a space in which to create, and on a very tight budget. Artists used these spaces to teach others as well, including an eclectic mix of professionals from varied industries. This took place during the 15th Century Renaissance in Italy.

The hallmark of this type of exchange, and sharing, was that it fostered an atmosphere of entrepreneurship. Whomever was at the center of this wheel of sharing ideas and art was referred to as a “Master.” This person might recognize talent, and mentor others, but they were never in a seat of judgment of the art being created. Ultimately these spaces were called workshops, and they were fertile ground for new ideas to garner interests from a larger audience.

There was much discussion in these workshops, and through talking about most everything, conflicts were worked-through, and subsequent collaborations did effectively merge the value of art with the practicality of science. An engineer might stand next to a doctor in a creative venture, which is quite the opposite of our corporate cultures of today.
There was a fabric of varied professionals coming together in Renaissance workshops, and they were trying some new things and even perhaps finding that those efforts would eventually lead to business opportunities. There is a lot to learn from the working model of these shops-of-creativity of 5 centuries ago, and mainly about how varied professionals sharing in a single mission could well create something great, or at least this possibility exists when collaboration is the hallmark of combined efforts.
Source: https://hbr.org/2016/04/the-innovative-coworking-spaces-of-15th-century-italy

Variety of Beneful Dog Food Choices Matches Any Taste

Dog food market is changing with new start-ups coming up with new ways of making the products. The old method of mixing lamb and salmon and organic grain free foods will soon be forgotten. These innovators in the fast-growing industry worth around $ 23.7 billion according to Amazon.com and are easily winning the hearts of pet owners with their quality products, well presented and marketed with catchy lines like “healthy chow as good as what you put on your dining-room table”.

 

To add to their range of varieties, Purinastore has bought Merrick Pet Care. Merrick was the first organic pet producer to get certification to make wet and dry dog food. With Merrick’s Backcountry line that includes Pacific catch and game bird, Purina will never run short of options.

 

Purina is the producer of Beneful, a highly successful dog food line. The wet and dry dog food lines are made with ingredients like vitamin-rich veggies and real meats. The food is made to bring out the best tastes to your pet and minerals to nourish your pet’s body. Beneful dog food gives your dog the energy and nutrition to lead a healthy and happy life.

 

The ‘Healthy Weight with real chicken’ is a Dry Dog food variety that helps a dog live healthily. It is made of real farm-raised chicken blended to perfection with whole grains and vegetable accents. The whole formulation limits calories to less than 10%.

 

Nestle Purina has also set up a website where pet owners customize unique blends. This ensures that you feed your dog what you exactly want. It also serves as an experiment center where all the customer’s innovative ideas are taken to book.

 

Kevin, Nestle Purina’s Technical Operations Manager, grew up on a farm hence has the unique perspective on the ingredients and processes that are employed in manufacturing high-quality dog food. He works in close collaboration with factories producing Beneful products and helps ensure the quality of the food. Nestle Purina has also invested in a Nutrition Research team that evaluates the safety and ingredients that make Beneful dog food.
Learn more, visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/BenefulBrandDogFood.

 

 

Don’t expect a Coke and a smile in Venezuela

It is hard to give someone a Coke and a smile in Venezuela. The cola manufacturer halted its operations in the country. Economist Tom Standage discussed the issue with NPR Host Rachel Martin in a recent interview.
The Coca-Cola company does not fear the growing political unrest in the country, according to Corporation Wiki. It is simply not able to obtain sugar or even high fructose corn syrup at reasonable prices. Although the official exchange rate is 10 Bolivars for one dollar, Venezuelan black markets offer an exchange rate of 100 bolivars for one dollar. Sugar growers like Norka cannot sell their product profitably through the country’s official channels.

Standage blames the policies and the corruption of the Chavez administration for the poor exchange rate. Chavez believed that giving lots of money to the poor would ease their situation. The idea worked as long as oil prices remained high. When prices fell, inflation rose. Officials from former and current administrations continued to help themselves to the country’s funds as well.

During the interview, Standage referred to Coca-Cola as the closest thing to capitalism in a bottle. It is available in all but three countries currently. Coca-Cola is not sold in Cuba and North Korea because of trade embargoes. It is not sold in Venezuela because of the lack of access to sugar.

http://www.npr.org/2016/05/29/479913331/coca-cola-halts-production-in-venezuela-due-to-nation-s-sugar-shortage

 

 

 

Andy Wirth Wins the Incorporation Battle

Andy Wirth is the CEO of Squaw Valley Holdings. He was appointed to the position several years ago, and since then, he has worked very hard to ensure that the resort is the best tourist attraction in the world. Read more: Andy Wirth — KCRW and andy wirth | POWDER Magazine

During his tenure as the president, Andy Wirth has faced a lot of challenges. For some years, the Lake Tahoe area did not get enough rains. This affected the performance of the resorts. Small business that depended on the resorts for survival were also affected by the lack of rains.

To make the situation worse, a group of people were asking for the incorporation of Olympic Valley. This led to political instability in the area, and the resorts were affected. Andy Wirth had to spend a lot of money trying to stop the incorporation. The incorporation would have resulted in higher taxes and fewer developments in the area.

This year, things have been working perfectly for Andy Wirth and the communities in Lake Tahoe area. The group of people that wanted the Olympic Valley to be incorporated withdrew their efforts, and mother nature has provided early rains.

The resorts were able to open earlier than usual, and the residents are excited about it.
Recently, Andy Wirth was appointed to be the chairperson of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board. Andy will be in charge of the nine-member board, and he is expected to bring changes and new ideas. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://www.sierrasun.com/news/business/17254546-113/squaw-valleys-andy-wirth-appointed-chair-of-reno and https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfSquawValley/posts/10152191670133708

The appointment was made by the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitor’s Authority. Andy Wirth has been in the industry for several years, meaning he has the knowledge and expertise needed for the job.

Lime Crime Cosmetics; The Brightest Colors In The Make-Up World

Have you ever dreamed of living in a world like “My Little Pony” and Barbie? With all those fun and bright colors, unique patterns and all that glitter? Not to mention, living in a real life dollhouse? Lime Crime founder and CEO, Doe Deere, represents exactly that. Doe Deere’s look combines that of a Japanese harajuku girl and the 90’s. When you look at Doe Deere, with her bright colored hair, beautiful porcelain looking skin, doll face Make-Up and rare clothes, you want to be as unique as her. Lime Crime cosmetics stands exactly for that: be you, be unique, be a unicorn.

Starting out as a clothing line in 2008, Lime Crime gain more success with launching their “Unicorn Lipsticks” instead, that Doe Deere focused on just make-up. The unicorn Queen wanted to create a make-up line, as bright as neon, with all colors and hues in the rainbow and between, as well as being vegan and cruelty-free. But creating a product isn’t all there is; it’s the packaging that’s the key element of branding. Lime Crime‘s packaging usually includes a lot of flowers, unicorns and the color pink.

In 2012, Lime Crime Cosmetics hit the market and social media hard with “The Velvetines”, a matte liquid lipstick with a unique formula, inspired by the luxurious texture of rose petals. The Velvetines come in bright colors, as well as in darker hues. Lime Crime released a total of 29 different hues in their Velvetines, over the past few years. And the demand is high. Lime Crime’s newest creation, are called “Perlees”, a metallic-pearl lipstick, with a lightweight formula. “Perlees” are available in nine different shades.
Aside from lipsticks, Lime Crime also offers liquid eyeliners in five different hues, as well as eye shadows, like the “Venus Palettes”.

Lime Crime got pretty popular over the last few years and recently launched the line at Urban Outfitters and Dollskill. Lime Crime offers worldwide shipping and is also available in selected stores outside of the United States. What will Lime Crime release next, after amazing lip products and eye shadows? According to Doe Deere’s Instagram, she stated that she’s working on launching bright hair dyes, like the ones she’s wearing. Isn’t that exciting news!  Be sure to keep following them over at Tumblr.

A Medley of Beneful’s Wet Dog Food, from Beef to Tuscany

All of PurinaStore‘s Beneful Wet Dog Food Chopped Blends come in tubs that have a volume weight of ten ounces.
Beneful’s Wet Dog Food Chopped Blends, turkey

Made with a strong southern blend of real turkey, brown rice, spinach, and sweet potatoes Beneful’s Chopped Blends with turkey flavor are sure to bring a bountiful harvest of a meal to your dog anytime they chow down.

Beneful’s Wet Dog Food Chopped Blends, salmon

If your canine companion needs a healthier diet will with protein and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, try the salmon flavor of Chopped Blends. Along with real salmon meat, sweet potatoes, spinach, and brown rice come to the rescue to round out the meal with rich and bold flavors that is sure to have your dog howling praises for Beneful.

Beneful’s Wet Dog Food Chopped Blends, chicken and liver

There is no skimping on the chicken meat and liver proteins in this Beneful Chopped Blend style. Served in a light sauce to keep the meat moist and delicious, peas, sweet potatoes, and brown rice gives this particular canine caterer a nutritional meal filled with hearty proteins, fibrous vegetables, and starchy grains for a balanced meal.

Beneful’s Wet Dog Food Chopped Blends, lamb and brown rice

Looking for a lamb stew for your adult dog? Look no further! Beneful’s Lamb Chopped Blends features carrots, tomatoes, and brown rice for a delicious and hearty meal that will be sure to have your dog coming back for more every time it is mealtime.

Beneful’s Tuscan Style Medley Wet Dog Food with Beef

Let your dog have a taste of Tuscan cooking with this medley of beef, spinach, carrots, and rice. Beneful’s blend of real beef and vegetables gives your dog the ultimate Italian meal served right from a can. Each meal is balanced and complete and can be enjoyed on its own or mixed in with another form of food – variety is the spice of life after all. Cans of this product are available on Wal-Mart in three ounce sizes.

Beneful also makes treats, check out https://www.beneful.com/products/dog-treats/ for the amazing treats they make.

George Soros Continues Philanthropic Efforts

George Soros is widely recognized as a successful businessman, but his philanthropic efforts could be even more impressive than his financial prowess. George Soros founded and serves as the current chair of the Open Society Foundations, which are a massive network of organizations, foundations, partnerships and individual products all across the globe. Right now, the network of the Open Society Foundations is present in over 100 countries and is not slowing down anytime soon. At the heart of the principles of the Open Society Foundations is that human rights and civil liberties should be respected in all corners of the world and that the best way to accomplish this is through holding the governments accountable to the people.
Read more news about George Soros:
Forbes 400 Richest Americans: George Soros
George Soros | The New York Review of Books
George Soros – The New York Times
Billionaire George Soros funds $15m effort to stop Trump, mobilize Latinos

Before establishing the Open Society Foundations on a global scale, Soros first became involved in philanthropy during the apartheid situation in South Africa. Starting in 1979, Soros donated scholarships to black South African youths so that they could pursue higher education. As a true supporter of the free and open exchange of ideas, Soros later provided funding so that people in the Eastern Bloc in the 1980s could by copy machines to make copies of banned books and papers. This was a valiant effort on the part of Soros to assist with undermining communism so that the people of Europe could live in freedom.

When asked about the motivation behind all of his philanthropic efforts, George Soros is not shy in the least in explaining that his financial success in his professional life has afforded him the resources that most people can only dream of accumulating in their lives. Soros said that with these massive resources, he is able to fund projects and bring awareness to important issues that have a direct effect on human rights and the preservation of freedom around the globe. He has no intention of scaling back his incredible endeavors anytime soon. Soros also says he has a compulsion to take a stand on important international issues on which others remain silent because his personal wealth and resources give him opportunities that almost everyone else in the world does not have. For Soros, it is vitally important to continue speaking out where there is truth and injustice in the world so that people who have been robbed of their voice have an advocate fighting for the restoration of their rights. He certainly blazes a trail for other world leaders to follow.

Learn more about George Soros:

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1997/02/the-capitalist-threat/376773/

Kyle Bass Accuses United Development Funding of Unscrupulous Financial Dealings

Kyle Bass recently launched a full scale attack on United Development Funding saying that the Grapevine-based firm was swindling clients of their hard earned money. The attacks have negatively impacted the firm’s stock market prices. Since the attacks started in December, 2015, the firm has lost nearly $300 million of its stock market price.

Bass admitted to profiting from the woes experienced by united Development Funding by short-selling its stock. Bass has not refuted claims that he is profiting from UDF’s declining stock value. He said that his firm, Hayman Capital Management, is in the business of making profit. However, he reiterated that UDF’s defensive strategy of claiming that he is on a witch hunt is convenient. This is because it allows them to maintain plausible deniability of all accusations while failing to address the real issues raised.

According to UsefulStooges article about Kyle, http://usefulstooges.com/2015/08/24/kyle-bass-the-frantic-investments-of-a-desperate-gambler/, Bass launched his full-scale attack of the firm in January, 2016. He put out internet reports and sent letters to the media alerting them of the purported unscrupulous dealings at United Development Fund. He accused the firm of deliberately mishandling investor funds, making improper loans and overstating the true worth of its assets.

UDF’S Defensive Strategy

UDF has maintained that the recent attacks and accusations are designed to make its stock tank while making Kyle Bass millions. Hollis M. Greenlaw, UDF CEO, said that the firm beliefs that Hayman Capital will continue to issue misleading information. He further said that his fund remains focused on solely protecting all its investors by preserving their portfolios and defending the fund aggressively from outside, unfounded accusations.

Why Kyle Bass Launched Attack on UDF

Bass has said that his only reason for attacking United Development Funding was to raise public awareness about the firm’s dealings. He believes that his actions have saved many potential small scale investors from losing their money. He further said that it was his civic duty to protect the public. In addition, Bass started a website called udfexposed.com that he used to post all his reports about the company. He says that UDF improperly transferred monies between different funds while recklessly loaning out millions. He questions the decision of the company to concentrate a huge chunk of its loans on a few developers.

Kyle Bass and his Investment Strategies

Kyle Bass founded Hayman Capital Investments based in Dallas, Texas. He is infamously known to attack patents of huge pharmaceutical companies in order to profit from the short sell of their stock. This is because after challenging the company’s stock, it tanks allowing Bass and his associate, Erich Spangenberg, to profit.

Bass infamously attacked victims who died after using General Motors’ defective vehicles. The company was accused of knowingly releasing vehicles with defective power steering systems and non-deploying airbags to the market. However, Bass still vehemently defended GM simply because he had invested in its stock at the time.

Experimenting With Wen By Chaz Dean

In a recent article in Bustle, a beauty and fashion editor wanted to experiment with the hair care line called WEN by Chaz Dean. She had fine, limp hair and wanted to find out how her hair would react to the cleansing conditioner system. The first time she tried when she applied it to her hair in the evening before bed. She loved the results right after her shower but notice that her here became oily earlier in the day. She went on with the same routine for several days, but her hair had gotten so flat and greasy that she could not manage it. She decided to change up her routine and shower in the morning before work. By trying this different technique, she noticed her hair with staying beautiful and manageable throughout the day. People started to comment on the excellent condition of her hair. She was able to determine that Chaz Dean’s new hair care system when was very beneficial for hair but probably best applied early in the morning to avoid the end of the day Elena’s.

Chaz Dean according to the Guthy-Renker beauty website is a world-renowned stylist to the Stars. He is highly respected and is well known for giving Hollywood’s Elite the most up-to-date and healthiest looking hair.

Chaz Dean decided to develop Wen; he realised there was a gap in the hair care Market. He wanted to create a hair care system that would help heal and make hair its very best. His cleansing conditioner system makes hair healthy soft and manageable. WEN FAQ’s are posted on http://www.wen.com/faq.html..

What There is to Know About Michael R. Zomber

Being one of the most passionate historians and collectors of antique arms, it should not come as a surprise that Michael Zomber has become a very well-know person. Having a huge amount of interest in the art of weaponary, Michael R. Zomber has a fascination of Japanese ancient samurai weapons and arms, and he also has in interest in the ones that are Islamic, American and European. A long time ago, a letter that was found to be written by George Washington stated that people have a great love of owning weapons. For centuries, uniquely designed weapons and armour have been bought and traded for big amounts of money, being recognized by many as great ways to represent the art of one’s self. The time periods that hold the most interest to Michael Zomber when it comes to weapons, also happen to be the time periods that a lot of great advancements that occurred in the timeline of weaponry and armour, the 16th and 19th century.

On the website that is personally run by Michael R. Zomber, he tries to put all of his efforts into many things, such as preserving the history of humans with the collections that he has, and also providing protection over the knowledge and samples that extend from one of our world’s most valued and wanted technological inventions around. Over the years, Michael R. Zomber has built an extensive and impressive collection for himself that took a lot of hard work to make, containing many Samurai swords and also many different types of weapons and armour. Each part of his collection, some of which you can see on Facebook, has a wonderfully unique history that is attached to it.

Even though he has a huge love for weapons, Michael is a very intelligent individual that has a lot love for life and believes in world peace. He is a huge supporter of many great and well-know peace organizations, such as Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF, and NGO plus many more. Having two children and a wife, he wants to keep the world safe. Having a B.A. in both Psychology and English Literature, Zomber is seen as a very intelligent individual.  Check out his books available on Amazon, to see another side of Michael’s passion.