Studies on Cannabidiol (CBD) oil have recently been fully licensed in the USA. CBD is found in marijuana and has been shown to help in the treatment of severe epilepsy, depression and anxiety, chronic pain, and skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and dermatitis. Studies are also looking at the role CBD can play as an anti-aging regimen. CBD has been shown to unlock both CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). It is for this reason that it has far-reaching benefits on treating neurological disorders, inflammation, skin conditions, and chronic pain. Unlike the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) component of marijuana, CBD lacks intoxicating effects that decrease short term memory, impair motor skills, and even lead to paranoia and hallucinatory episodes. Consequently, thanks to its positive effects and its legalization across many states in the U.S., it may be readily available for those who need it in the future.
Nitin Khanna is one of the people leading the charge towards the use of medical marijuana in the world. The current CEO of MergerTech has been a firm believer in the place of CBD within the cannabis industry. He was the CEO of Cura Cannabis, a company he founded in 2015, until 2018. By the time he was leaving this position, he had made the company the leading provider of cannabis oil and vape cartridges in the Northwest.
Born in India, Nitin Khanna immigrated to the U.S. to pursue his undergraduate and masters education in industrial engineering at Purdue University. It was while pursuing his doctoral studies that the entrepreneurship bug bit him leading to the establishment of his first tech company, Saber Corporation. The firm was dedicated to the provision of state government solutions ranging from managing electoral systems, drivers licenses, and unemployment registration, among other solutions. By the time he was selling the company, it was bringing in $300 million in revenues and employing more than 1,500 people.
His second company, MergerTech, was founded in 2009. The company specializes in mergers and acquisitions in the tech industry for companies beneath the $100 million threshold. By connecting U.S.-based tech startups to ideal buyers across the globe, he is helping these companies grow their revenue and customer base. Despite not being actively involved with Cura Cannabis, Nitin Khanna is looking forward to the company dominating the global cannabis industry in the future.
Read more about Nitin in an interview he gave recently https://interview.net/nitin-khanna-interview/
Serge Belamant was born in France but brought up in South Africa. He pursued his studies at Witwatersrand University where he graduated with a degree in computer science and technology. Through his expertise and interest in coding financial software, he has created an efficient image in the sector. He established his own firm Net UEPS Technologies in 1989. The firm focused on creating a universal electronic payment system. He built the devices by himself and during 1995 he was visited by VISA; they contracted him to create an offline chip card. Currently, we know the cards as credit and debit cards which are utilized in financial institutions.
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The initial chip offline card Serge Belamant created is currently being utilized in nations such as Iraq and Russia. He initiated another business which is Zilch Technologies and it is located in the United Kingdom. Besides this role, he manages Prism Group Holdings and Medikredit Healthcare Solutions as their advisor. He earns his cash by creating new products that are essential to individuals. He urges entrepreneurs to continue gaining knowledge as it is essential towards the growth of a business. Acquiring customers is similar to a job since it takes effort and time. The product may be effective but it requires to gain trust in the market for it to prosper.
Serge Belamant urges entrepreneurs that a product needs a strong structure to ensure it will not lack in the market. The appropriate method to market your products currently is through the use of the internet. His firm Zilch has prospered through people sharing the platform to their friends and it was distributed further. In order to be successful Serge Belamant states that you have to be passionate about what you do and keep pushing it till you achieve it. His most amazing experience is when he began his initial firm. There is a confidence that comes in after you have success with an initial task and an urge which pushes you to do more. The trend that he is amazed by is DNA analysis because it has a variety of application globally.
Sergey Petrossov and JetSmarter have been associated with the notion of success for a long while now. While Petrossov has gained massive recognition such as earning a spot on the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Consumer Technology, JetSmarter has the distinction of receiving a valuation of $1.5 billion in the past.
Keeping this in mind, it would be safe to say that while Sergey Petrossov is a success story in the world of entrepreneurship, JetSmarter enjoys the same credibility in the private aviation sector.
Since JetSmarter is Petrossov’s brainchild, the entrepreneur does get additional brownie points for his efforts. After all, if it wasn’t for his idea and perseverance, then JetSmarter wouldn’t have seen the light of day.
How Sergey Petrossov Brought JetSmarter to the World
Sergey Petrossov has had an entrepreneurial approach since a young age. Starting from high school when he started an actual business out of importing and exporting tire trims, Petrossov has been able to build and scale multiple businesses even while being under 30.
That is why, it is no surprise to learn that the idea for JetSmarter came to Petrossov the minute he noticed a great disparity between the level of service that private flying promised to its customers, and the actual act of chartering a flight.
Having lived this stressful experience of chartering a plane in 2009 (on his very first private flight), Sergey Petrossov vowed to put an end to this and bring the level of comfort to charter jet customers that they deserved.
With this, he set out to assemble a team of top-tier developers, who developed the JetSmarter app under Petrossov’s instructions. At the same time, the businessman had been working to bring former employees of companies such as NASA, BMW, and Microsoft under the JetSmarter umbrella. Once he succeeded in that action, the company’s consumer service was launched in 2013.
Since then, JetSmarter hasn’t looked back. From serving premium customers to providing the best that private flying has to offer, the firm has continued on a path of success under Petrossov’s leadership.
Bhanu Choudhrie was born in Delhi in 1978. He went to study at the University of Boston to gain a degree in International Business and Marketing but later moved to London for his ventures. He is known for investing in hotels, restaurants, and airlines. On his interview in the site thisismoney.co.uk, Choudhrie shared his life experiences as well as his ventures in different industries.
When asked about his reason why he moved to London and didn’t pursue ventures in the US, Bhanu Choudhrie revealed that he actually had an internship in 1999 at JP Morgan. He realized that business opportunities and ventures are gathering in London. He decided to start in London to start his business and founded the C&C Alpha Group.
C&C Alpha Group is known to invest in areas such as healthcare, hotels, and restaurants. According to Bhanu Choudhrie, the area of investments that he personally takes the most pleasure from are real estate, service sector, and aviation. In real estate, he likes to meet different people at different events. He also finds it rewarding to meet people such as care assistants, doctors, and even the patients in the healthcare sector. In aviation, one of this biggest investment was with Air Deccan back in 2003. See more on Wikipedia.
Air Deccan was one of Bhanu Choudhrie’s success stories in investing. In 2003, the airline only had one plane operating in low budget. However, after almost half-decade, he and his colleagues were able to sell the airline to Kingfisher in 2008 with 200 flights per day in operation. Another one of his success stories is the Ebookers site, which let people book flights, rides, rentals and more. They sold it for half a billion pounds. Although he has a lot of success stories, he confirmed that on every five investments, three ends in failure, that’s how investing is hard and needs experiences.
Bhanu Choudhrie is a fan of emerging markets such as his homeland, India. He believes that emerging markets still has huge room for growth and has a huge opportunity for long term investments and projects. As per the Hindu philosophy, he believes that the more someone gives, the more he or she will get in return. Because of this, he and his company engages in different philanthropic works such as supporting the foundation “Path to Success“.
Michael Nierenberg is the current chairman of the New Residential Investment Corporation. The New Residential Investment Corporation focuses on the management of residential real estate invesmtents and they operate in public trading of real estate investment trusts. The New Residential Investment Corporation focuses on investing on high performing and high risk investments which usually gravitate to associated call rights, servicer advances, excess mortgage servicing rights and non-agency residential mortgage backed services.
One of the goals of the New Residential Investment Corporation is to maximize skillfulness and prowess in the investment industry and use this to deliver excellent numbers to their shareholders. The New Residential Investment Corp. is set to drive very significant dividends to their shareholders. The New Residential Investment Corp. targets various investments and assets to be able to provide multiple channels of income for both the company and the shareholders. The New Residential Investment Corp. eyes stable cash flows that can last on the long run and also eyes conservative capital structures that can reel in significant numbers of returns in different interest rate environments. The New Residential Investmenr Corp. deeply understands the volatile and dynamic nature of US market which is why they can respond accordingly.
All thanks to the excellence in business of Michael Nierenberg, the company has been elevated into a 14 million dollar valuation with 1 million in equity valuation. The company is now performing better than ever thanks to the leadership of Michael Nierenberg and his team members, of course.
Michael Nierenberg has extensive experience in the industry of managing investments. Michael Nierenberghas also served as managing director in another high profile firm, Fortress. And Michael Nierenberg has also served as managing director and head of securitized products and global mortgages at the Bank of America – Merrill Lunch. Michael Nierenberg handled all activities that was related to sales and trading within his division. Michael Nierenberg has also served as head of Global Securitized Products in JP Morgan. And before he hs served in JP Morgan, he has a 14 year venture as a senior leader in Bet Stearns, he served here as the head of interest and foreign exchange trading operations.
About Michael Nierenberg: ir.newresi.com/CorporateProfile
Two years ago, InnovaCare Health brought three then-new executive hires on at once. Jonathan Meyers, Penelope Kokkinides, and Mike J. Sortino. Respectively, the trio is employed as Chief Actuary Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief Accounting Officer, respectively.
InnovaCare Health operates the MMM of Florida in the United States’ markets. Other businesses are operated in Puerto Rico. Of course, it, too, is part of the United States. Its Puerto Rican operations have three HMO/PPO plans, two HMO-Medicaid plans, and five management services. InnovaCare Health’s United States operations don’t have as many subsidiaries as its Puerto Rican counterpart.
Dr. Richard Shinto is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of InnovaCare Health Services. Shinto is also the CEO and President of InnovaCare Health. Shortly after the company was founded, Dr. Shinto got involved with the NAMM, or the North American Medical Management in California. Five years in – in 2003 – the NAMM in California joined hands with Daniel E. Straus’ The Straus Group. Mr. Straus served the partnership as chairman of its board of directors.
Up until 2011, the group’s growth continually rose. A year after, in 2012, InnovaCare sold a variety of the North American Medical Management’s properties. InnovaCare immediately split its business into two: business in the contiguous United States and MMM Holdings’ subsidiaries across Puerto Rico.
The hurricane slowed them down
Hurricane Maria was 2017’s worst hurricane. It wrecked Puerto Rico, where cleanup efforts are still taking place. Dr. Richard Shinto found ways to keep MMM Holdings’ subsidiaries growing, entered the better-paying world of Medicaid and rising cash inflows.
An estimated 425,000 Puerto Ricans who were covered by the insurance coverage that InnovaCare sold. For every 225 Puerto Ricans covered by the InnovaCare-related plans, there was about one InnovaCare employee who was equally affected by Hurricane Maria.
Hurricanes develop off the coast of West Africa and find themselves sweeping from south to north across the southeastern United States.
InnovaCare teamed up with Bacardi Limited to give out water, food, and limited medical assistance to some 30 communities throughout the island. InnovaCare estimates that about one-fifth of one million residents have been impacted by the medical services provided by InnovaCare.
Four to five weeks after Hurricane Maria thoroughly disheveled Puerto Rico, a fundraiser promoted by InnovaCare Health that secured more than $4 million. It went to Puerto Rican relief efforts via the Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Charitable Fund for Puerto Rico Relief.
Matt Badiali has investment expertise that is driven by his knowledge of science. Matt has degrees from Penn State University and Florida Atlantic University where he studied Earth Science and Geology. While Matt was in school he began learning about the finance industry. He was working with a friend who encouraged him to get deeper involved in the subject because he believed that Matt would do great as an investor. Badiali became energized with the idea of becoming a successful financier after watching his father struggle with investing for many years. He was motivated to bring a simple concept to making money that those with less experience would understand. This lowered the risk of them losing the money they worked so hard for.
Matt Badiali had a talent for writing and chose this as a vehicle to reach his audience. His experience supports the advice that he has to give. During his time as an adviser Matt has doubled and tripled money for his clients. He continues to conduct speaking engagements around the world and is frequently sought after for his knowledge on finance. Badiali went on to publish a newsletter that showcases his experience and knowledge on various subjects. Matt’s specialty is investing in natural resources. He uses this information regularly in order to make the investing process extremely simple for the people he works with. Matt is very proud of being someone who has assisted people who are not as skilled as he is in the finance world.
Matt Badiali starts each day by reading the paper and catching up on current events with television. He is a family man who enjoys this precious time and sees his children off to school everyday. He then heads into the office and begins to write the content that is required of him from followers. After the writing is done Matt begins the communication process of returning phone calls and various messages. He uses this time to set up meetings and personal contacts for the following day.
Matt Badiali is confident in his knowledge because it is based on detailed experience. He is a person of action and believes that his ideas come from the process of doing. He has learned from his misfortunes over the years and uses this information to provide profitable investment tips.
Richard Liu Qiangdong is a Chinese renowned entrepreneur and CEO of JD.com. JD.com is one of China’s largest e-commerce platforms. The father of two spoke at an interview and revealed many things concerning his personal life and business life. While he is busy working at his company, he finds time to spend with family of two children and wife. His last born is too young to realize how successful and famous his father is.
Richard Liu went through a lot of trouble starting and growing a company that is now very popular in China. The e-commerce platform is a preferred shopping destination for many people in China. This is contributed to the fact that 15% of China consumer consumption takes place online. It is way more than the percentage of consumer consumption that takes place online in the United States.
It all started in 1998. Richard Liu was struggling with financial challenges. He put his entrepreneurial mind into work and started a tech shop. The tech shop sold computer accessories. The business picked up quickly and conceived 11 more shops. The success story of Richard Lie Qiangdong which led a rising trajectory fell down abruptly after the sars outbreak in China. He had nothing to do but close down the business for fear of contracting the disease.
He eventually ventured into e-commerce after a while of soul searching and thinking. The business did well with fast-moving consumer goods being the top-selling products. Before going there, the platform only sold few products including electronics and IT equipment. Richard Liu added products with time to fill the platform with authenticated products. The platform had no room for unauthenticated products because Richard Liu was striving to streamline the online market which was otherwise “chaotic”.
JD.com has come a long way to have over 1 billion products and its presence felt around the world. They are not resting until the company becomes the number online shopping platform in the world. According to Richard Liu Qiangdong, it will take 10 years only for JD.com to attain that. So far, it has expanded to some parts of Southern Asia and it looks to make a move into the United States market.
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Doe Deere is a hardworking, driven, visionary, and American entrepreneur, creator of “Lime Crime.” A vegan, cruelty free cosmetics line “Made for unicorns”. Beautiful colors, shimmers, and sparkles adorn lipsticks, shadows, whimsically colored hair dye, and blushers made for every beautiful skin tone or shade. The imagination inspired colors celebrates the unicorn in us all. Whether headed off to a 9 to 5 job, a Holiday party, or just playing dress up at home. Doe Deere, originally named Xenia Vorotova, moved to New York City, with a taste for the American dream, at the age of 17 years old joined by her mother and sister from Russia.
What Doe Deere experienced upon arriving in the United States was anything but “The American Dream.” She and her family were homeless, and lived in a homeless shelter. They received meals from a food pantry three times daily. Deere was eventually given housing for her mother, sister and herself. There she was able to find comfort in having her own room. Though the conditions of the housing projects where they lived, were deplorable, and considered unsafe by many. With assistance, Deere was accepted to The Fashion Institute of Technology with the credentials of sketches she had created while in the shelter. Doe Deere continued to persevere through all of the triumph and became one of the most noted entrepreneurs to date.
Lime Crime founded in 2008 has grown to be one of the biggest make up retailers in today’s industry, inspiring women to become entrepreneurs. After 10 years, Lime Crime still receives a 5 star rating from new customers daily. Clients existing, and new rave about the quality, and beautiful products Lime Crime provide. Doe Deere is certainly proof that hard work, persistence, and tenacity pays off. As she embarks the new journey of motherhood, Doe Deere, is sure to produce yet another beautiful unicorn.
A potential stock market crash scares investors and makes them vulnerable to making investment decisions to protect their assets. Ted Bauman, Editor of The Bauman Letter Publication offers informative strategies and tips to investors. He said to Gazette Day in May 2018 that the stock market has a 50 percent change to rise and a 50 percent change to decline. In any event, inventors primary concern is protecting their investments with a diversity of investment options, such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Suppose the stock market crashes; an investor can rely on monthly dividends with bonds and quarterly dividends with mutual funds.
It is best to invest in all three options to offset potential losses when stock prices decline and there are losses instead of gains. Ted Bauman said in a letter published that investors should build a profitable investment portfolio by including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. He writes weekly newsletters for The Sovereign Investor Daily sharing with investors how to protect their assets by creating secured portfolios. The safest investment options are bonds and mutual funds compared to stocks, although all three come with some risks. Bauman calls the strategic defensive, resulting in profitable gains and protection from substantial losses when the stock market is troubled.
He explains how unexpected crashes can happen to cause investors to experience substantial losses. One way is with the rules-based selling of stocks which includes strategies, valuation sell, and opportunity cost sell. While working at the World Bank, Ted Bauman recognized stocks on Wall Street were overvalued and that investors will realize their investments are at higher risks when stock prices revert to lower valuations. Investors tend to use the valuation technique to sell stock when its value is too high, and they use the opportunity cost technique to replace a stock with another stock with fare future value.
Ted Bauman earned bachelor degrees in Economics and History from the University of Cape Town and continued his education earning an MBA from Georgia State University. He’s dedicated years working for non-profits, writing newsletters, authoring a book, and researching housing developments in the Caribbean and Latin America. In 2015, Bauman joined Banyan Hill Publishing as Alpha Stock Alert and editor of the Bauman and Plan B Club.
About Ted Bauman: stocktwits.com/tedbauman