As selfish as it may sound, each and every person needs money for survival. As times get tougher, most people, if not all have dreamt of owning an empire. Maybe then their lives might just get easier. Common belief has had it that self-employed people have a greater shot at being rich rather than working for someone. But is this really the case? Diving into business has been a venture that has appealed to many people as an easy thing to do. Business man Flavio Maluf gives us an insight into the world of business. As the President of the Eucatex companies, Mr. Flavio, contrary to the belief of many, holds that you really do not need money to venture into business. Read more about Flavio at terra.com
He holds that all you need is a good idea; from there you can seek investors who are willing to invest their money, so long as they get good executors for the good idea. Brazil has not really been a quick country to open a business in because unlike most countries approval may take days. The willingness of people paying to consume a product might just be another hurdle. Despite this, Mr. Flavio Maluf has thrived to an extent that he has gone into business with other companies. This bold move from his side will see to the increase of various production capacities. As a good entrepreneur, Mr. Maluf has calculated his risk to be aimed at better plan on sales, maintenance and reduction of process losses.
Eucatex companies produce products like hardwood boards, stains, ceiling tiles, doors, panels, filters and other eucalyptus products. The company’s products are mostly construction related but also hold interest in the agricultural sector. The business market needs to be analyzed accordingly. Entrepreneurs need to monitor competition, access the impact of actions they take, considering positive and negative scenarios. If these are taken into consideration the risk that has always existed in business might be minimized. Through entrepreneurship, Mr. Flavio Maluf has created a great impact by creating direct and indirect jobs in Brazil and abroad. He has further made a move to reach out onto markets that he is not currently operating. Visit: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fl%C3%A1vio_Maluf
The President of Eucatex, Flavio Maluf, recently announced that his company had acquired the unit of wood fiber sheets based in the city of Botucatu from Duratex. This acquisition means that Eucatex will not only improve their productive capacity of fiber sheets by 70%, but it will also increase its paper printing capacity by 40% and paint by 30%. It will also enable the firm to expand to broader markets in Brazil and beyond. However, Eucatex is still waiting for the approval of the acquisition by CADE after which the firm intends to capture the synergies of all the Group’s units gradually. This new venture will create job opportunities for thousands of unemployed youths. Visit Flavio Maluf on facebook.
Flavio Maluf believes that the success of any company lies in the productivity of its employees. The following are some of the tips that the business mogul urges entrepreneurs to employ to achieve maximum productivity.
- Always be focused
Losing focus at work details accomplishment of tasks, panic and delivery time. Maintaining focus is not as easy as it sounds, however, one must remain firm and always strive to be focused.
- Employ new methodologies
One of the ways to maintain productivity is always to be open to new ideas and innovation.
- Reduce the time you spend on your phone
Minimizing the time you spend on your mobile phone will save you from distractions of messages and additional calls.
- Avoid unnecessary conversations
Talking to your colleagues is inevitable. However, you should spend more time doing something productive and less time engaging in pointless discussions.
About Flavio Maluf
Born in Brazil, Maluf is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Eucatex Group, a company he joined in 1987. He attained a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from FAAP in Sao Paulo. Before joining Eucatex, Flavio Maluf worked in the trade industry until when his uncle who was the then President of Eucatex offered him a job in the company. One year later, he ascended to the position of the President of the firm.
Besides the presidency, Flavio also works as the Chairperson of the Board of Executive Officers at Eucatex, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Eucatex Trading and as the Deputy President of the Board at Eucatex. Read more: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fl%C3%A1vio_Maluf
Up-and-coming R&B singer Sabrina Claudio released a new single this week, and this time, she’s not alone. The 21-year-old singer is joined by teen sensation Khalid, the 20 singer from Georgia who’s 2017 debut American Teen went platinum.
According to Claudio, she was working on the song in the studio but felt something was missing. She sent Khalid a text that read, “Honestly, I hear your voice on this.” Khalid didn’t make her wait for a reply; he was in the studio the next day writing his own verse for the song, and in just an hour or so they put the finishing touches on their vocals.
The new single is called “Don’t Let Me Down,” and it combines an upbeat driving rhythm with sexy, romantic lyrics that burn with passion. Khalid is the perfect vocal companion for Claudio’s voice, and their harmonies blend in sensual rhythm.
The single is a fine testament to Claudio’s artistic instincts. She felt her song needed something more to truly elevate it, and her first thought was a duet with Khalid. Her intuition was clearly correct. The two singers’ voices go together perfectly, and the whole song has a pleasant vibe, at once romantic and energetic.
If you haven’t listened to the collaboration yet, give it a spin. It’s a great track from two up-and-coming R&B singers, and is sure to be a hit. A music video for “Don Let Me Down” hasn’t been released yet, but one does appear to be in the works.
GoBuyside is a recruiting service founded by Arjun Kapur, offering professionals within the banking and investment industries a platform for employment exploration and or placement. The advances in the tech industry inspired Kapur to create an apparatus where professionals can more effectively market themselves and their abilities. The company compiles information on their candidates by using various internet-based informational websites such as Facebook and LinkedIn profiles. Far removed are the days when an individual would describe to their local recruitment agency who they are and what kind of experience they have. GoBuyside researches their applicants through these internet sites and from that information, are precisely able to place that individual in the employment setting that directly matches their credentials. Read more at Wayup about GoBuyside.
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— GoBuyside (@gobuyside) March 17, 2018
Arjun Kapur received his Bachelor of Science degrees in both Economics and Finance from John Hopkins University. He would later receive his Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. His business model is to focus all his resources on client service, as opposed to revenue growth, which many other companies tend to do. He notes that customers will notice these actions and successful clients will usually lead to the recommendation of their friends and associates to GoBuyside. Growing a business is about expanding your clientele base and establishing yourself as global force within the industry. With that status comes the monetary benefits that are sure to follow. Read this article at Accesswire.
GoBuyside’s platform also emphasizes the growing trend of remote-based employment settings. Many individuals within the finance and investment industries are able to operate out of their personal residences, instead of the more traditional brick and motor office buildings. This allows GoBuyside to market their clients to companies in various states as well as various countries. Traditionally, an individual looking for employment would only conduct a search radius of whatever distance he or she felt comfortable in traveling from their home. GoBuyside is able to connect professionals from all over the world to one another, making an endless amount of business interactions possible.
GoBuyside has also expanded their operations into advisement on start-up business and business creation. Individuals looking to partake on such an enormous endeavor can look to GoBuyside for their expertise in this arena. The company offers a platform resembling the concept of per-contract hires, in which clients of GoBuyside do not necessarily want full-time employment, but more of a job by job employment opportunity. Many older professionals within the industry who do not want the relentless demands of a full-time work schedule can pick up projects on more of a part-time basis. This presents an invaluable opportunity for the individual looking to start the business in which the vast experience the professional will bring to the table is crucial for that initial start-up. Once the company is up and running, the professional will most likely move on to something else, eliminating whatever salary requirements were being paid to that person. Professionals at that level and with that amount of experience are not cheap to acquire, so maximizing their efforts and receiving the most in return is vital to the success of any start-up operation.
Every year the Better Business Bureau (BBB) selects one business to receive the Torch Award, an award that honors ethical business practices throughout the year. The nominated companies go through intensive screening and are chosen by an independent panel of judges. The most recent Torch Award has been given to Aloha Construction of Lake Zurich, Illinois. Aloha Construction was originally nominated because of their immense contributions to the local community.
Aloha Construction takes part in many various community projects, the main being Learning Express. Through this program a big shopping spree is funded for a local family in need. This past year Aloha partnered with a local youth service to find a single mother with four daughters to receive the shopping spree. The four girls were given 60 seconds to grab as many toys as they could, and ended up going home with over $7000 of products. They have also funded tickets to Chicago Bulls game vs. the Houston Rockets for a boy who has had to have multiple surgeries due to a serious heart defect. In addition to these specific acts of kindness, Aloha construction has held fundraisers through various sports games and the Boys and Girls Club.
Not only does the company care for its community, it cares vastly for its customers and employees. Employees are ensured to receive the absolute best training possible and to then provide quality service to their clients before, during, and after a job is done. President and CEO of Aloha Construction David Farbaky. is quoted saying, “Our desire is to stay focused on what we do best; provide outstanding products and unsurpassed customer service.
Aloha construction is a family owned company that has been providing general contractor services including roofing, siding replacement, and gutters for a decade now. It is all of these pieces put together that won them the Torch Award this year, and they are beyond grateful for it. They will definitely continue to do great things within their community.
In the competitive world of banking and finance it can be incredibly easy to get lost in your work and not pay attention to things that matter such as family or community, but James Dondero (CEO and Founder of Highland Capital Management) has somehow been able to balance the demands of his company with the need to give back to his community. The success of Dondero is proof that you can in fact give your all to multiple things at once. Visit his website at jamesdondero.com.
Since 1991, Dondero has helped build Highland Capital Management from the ground up and after a few decades of booming business it goes without saying that he is one of the most respected names in the field of alternative credit management. Before going out on his own path he worked for finance giants like American Express and JPMorgan Chase & Company, but he is most known for his success with Highland Capital. After $2 Billion dollars of business it is safe to say that James Dondero and his company will be around for a long time to come, continuing to lead the way through innovation and fair practice in the field of banking and credit. Read more about James Dondero on Bloomberg.com.
— Jason Brandt (@Jason__Brandt) March 14, 2018
Beyond all of that business success is a man who is passionate about giving back to the folks of Dallas, Texas. In fact, just a few months ago Dondero’s company gave a $10 million dollar donation to the George W. Bush Presidential Center located in Dallas — but that is just one of the many ways he has helped out the city. In addition to that, he has organized a fund to help rebuild the hippo habitat at the Dallas Zoo as well as putting together a Mother’s Day event for the folks from The Family Place (a Dallas based organization designed to stop domestic/family violence).
Taking your own company and leading it through multiple decades takes patience and gumption, something that it is clear James Dondero has in spades. However, it is not just the success at Highland Capital Management that sets James Dondero apart — it is his willingness to give back to his local community, and his passion for helping others out.
Blood in urine without painful urination may be a first symptom of bladder cancer says expert urologist, Dr. David Samadi. Men are about three times more likely to be affected by this cancer, and it is usually discovered between the ages of 65 and 70 years. Dr. Samadi says becoming aware of the risk factors can help change bad habits and diminish the risk of getting the disease.
Risk factors include tobacco smoking, exposure to certain chemicals and chronic cystitis . Dr. David Samadi explains how bladder cancer develops, and how to reduce risk factors.
— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) April 8, 2018
What is Bladder Cancer?
The term bladder cancer refers to all malignant growths that originate in the urinary bladder. Normally the growth of human cells is strongly regulated by the body. If these regulatory mechanisms fail, the cells can divide and multiply more quickly and uncontrollably. These cell changes are the basis for any malignant tumor.
In most cases, tumors arise from the surface tissue of the bladder , called urothelium, which is why bladder cancer is also called urothelial carcinoma, says Dr. Samadi. Urothelial carcinomas can also occur in the renal pelvis, in the ureter and in the urethra. Rarely, bladder cancer can also emanate from the muscles of the bladder.
Before the cells of the urinary bladder wall change, they are usually made more sensitive to degeneration by certain stimuli . These risk factors increase the likelihood of developing bladder cancer. An important factor is, for example, tobacco smoking . Smokers are about four times more likely than non-smokers to contract bladder cancer.
Another cause of bladder cancer is because of carcinogenic influences of certain substances, and parasitic infections that increase cancer risk.
How Can You Protect Yourself From Bladder Cancer?
There is no sure protection against cancer. However, you can reduce the risk factors that are commonly associated with bladder cancer. There’s an increased risk of bladder cancer due to frequent use of cancer-causing substances, and the risk increases with certain jobs, like for firefighters, Industrial and construction workers, plant workers, and painters, just to name a few. For a favorable prognosis it is crucial that the bladder carcinoma is recognized in time. But early symptoms do not exist in this disease. The tumor can grow unnoticed for years, says Dr. Samadi. Individuals who work in these industries should consult a urologist more frequently.
Dr. David Samadi received his undergraduate and medical degree from Stony Brook University. After a Residency in Urology at Albert Einstein Medical Center, he completed a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Samadi previously served as Director of Urology at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and currently serves as Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox HIll Hospital.
Dr. Samadi’s primary focal point has been on urologic diseases for the last decade, and he has been the source of one of the most recent important developments in prostate cancer treatment. He developed the SMART surgical technique to remove prostate cancer, using robotic enhancements, with a 90 percent success rate, and faster recovery time for patients.
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Jhene Aiko just dropped not one, but two music videos for her new track “Never Call Me”. The song is a collaboration with Kurupt, and it’s a scathing goodbye to a toxic relationship. It’s the latest song to be released from her sophomore album, “Trip”, her first solo album since 2014.
In the first video, Aiko is shown enjoying a regular day in her hometown of Los Angeles. The “Slauson Hills edition” features some of the singer’s friends, including Hit-Boy, Dom Kennedy, and Nipsey Hussle. Aiko appears happy and carefree, not seeming to be troubled by her ex as she assures him she was too good for him anyway.
The second video is a bit harsher. Aiko appears as Izanami no mikoto, the Japanese Shinto goddess of creation and death. Since Aiko is a quarter Japanese, the goddess is a fitting character in the video. During the over 3-minute long video, Aiko as Izanami no mikoto is seen attending a funeral for her ex’s ego. A woman throws ashes into the sea as Aiko looks on, seemingly dismissing her ex from her life for good.
Aiko told “Refinery 29” that she chose to do two videos for this song because she loves it so much. She said the second video for “Never Call Me” is based on a man she knew personally, who lied and cheated and lost his way due to his deception. Aiko said she portrays the goddess of creation and death so that she can come to “collect his poor spirit and set it free”.
In addition to releasing “Trip”, Aiko also released a short film by the same name that was directed by Tracy Oliver, and a book of poetry entitled “2Fish”. The trilogy of projects comes after years of collaborations with other artists.
Big Boi, who is a former emcee for the popular group Outkast, released his third solo album — Boomiverse — last year. Since last spring, Big Boi has been on tour to promote the 2017 album, which features high-profile musical guests like Snoop Dogg, Adam Levine and Gucci Mane. Those who thought that they were going to miss out on the performance might have another chance now that he has added an extra leg to his tour and is traveling to new cities that haven’t yet seen performances from the well-known artist.
The rapper has recently announced a third leg to his tour, which will begin on May 17 with a show in St. Louis, Missouri. The tour will conclude with a final show in Atlanta, Georgia, which is the artist’s hometown, on June 8. Altogether, there are a total of 16 tour dates during the three-week tour.
Most of these tour dates are spread across the south, including a show in New Orleans, six shows in various cities across Florida, four dates across North Carolina and shows in Alabama and Tennessee. Fans who are interested in seeing Big Boi perform live can purchase their tickets direct from Big Boi’s website. There, they can also find out more about his tour, his all-star third album and his career. For those who are looking for gear to wear to the show, there is merchandise — including T-shirts, hoodies, hats, sweaters and beanies — available for purchase directly from his site.