Sawyer Howitt: A High School Entrepreneur

Sawyer Howitt is certainly not your average high school senior. At only 17 years old, Howitt is already a successful entrepreneur with extensive business experience under his belt. That’s a lot to accomplish all before getting a diploma, isn’t it?

As a project manager at his father’s company, the Meriwether Group, Sawyer excels in his work. Founded in 2008, the Meriwether Group is a business acceleration firm and trusted adviser that serves entrepreneurs of iconic consumer brands. The team at Meriwether Group is led by experienced and accomplished entrepreneurs as well as corporate executives, lawyers and financiers. Sawyer Howitt is the youngest team member at the Meriwether Group (aside from their Chief Greeting Officer, a lovable dog named Tucker Hart). His responsibilities as a project manager include creating detailed presentations and completing complex spreadsheets.

With a unique understanding of finances and business, as well as exceptional artistic and analytical abilities, Sawyer Howitt has accomplished an unbelievable amount at his young age. Aside from working at Meriwether Group, Sawyer has directed numerous philanthropic organizations including ones aimed at educational funding and women’s rights. He has lead international ethnic studies group, held administrative internships and mentored troubled youth. He is also an avid racquetball player and is officially recognized by the U.S. Racquetball Association. Where does he find the time?

After graduating high school, Sawyer has plans of pursuing an Entrepreneurial Finance degree from University of California Berkeley. His ultimate goal is to help up-and-coming entrepreneurs start their own businesses and prosper.

George Soros working hard for the Democrats

The Democrats leading financial supporter George Soros has recently given more than $25 million dollars to Democratic candidates including Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and other political causes. George Soros previously had limited his political actions because of President George W. Bush’s second term win.

George Soros is estimated to have collected a fortune nearly $24.9 billion through currency trades and is expected to earn more as he continues to be successful. Politico reported that Soros was expected to be at the Democratic National Convention to witness friend Hillary Clinton accept the presidential nomination for her party, but had to cancel so he could keep an eye on the economic crisis in Europe. Many believe George Soros has become more politically engaged than ever before because of his strong support and faith in Hillary Clinton and his strong concern of Donald Trump.

George Soros believes the political stakes are higher than ever and cannot stand by any longer. George Soros has been praised by the party for going full-in for Hillary Clinton. George Soros is seen as the one who can revitalize other liberal activists. George Soros has worked to get other liberals to financially support the party including environmentalist Tom Steyer, who gave $31 million dollars in 2016, New York investor Don Sussman, who has given $13 million to different campaigns and committees and media executives Haim Saban and Fred Eychaner.

George Soros’ ability to mobilize the left’s rich donors has allowed Clinton and other groups to build a massive financial treasure chest, overpowering Republican committees backing Donald Trump. George Soros has funded many super PACs. Through the beginning of summer, George Soros donated $7 million dollars to a super PAC that backed Clinton called Priorities USA Action. According to Politico, Soros also gave $2 million to a PAC that has targeted Trump and other Republican candidates. George Soros has also promised $5 million to a PAC that fights to increase voter turnout among Hispanic voters in key states. Know more on businessinsider.com about George Soros.

George Soros has donated $2 million to a PAC called America Votes, which mobilizes voters. George Soros has also donated $1.5 million to a super PAC that backs Democratic Senate candidates. Prior to his 2016 giving, he had dialed back his giving, leaving many to wonder whether he would ever give politically again. In 2005, George Soros launched an exclusive club of liberal donors, which is known as Democracy Alliance. It worked to turn contributions away from short-term battles towards ones that sought to combat major issues such as income inequality and climate change. He has donated more than $13 billion in the last 30 years to groups that work to defend human rights and expand access to healthcare around the world and in the United States. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.

Honey Birdette Takes on New York

New York and fashion have been synonymous for years. Honey Birdette has decided to show off its global appeal by revealing their new New York Collection. The collection includes a wide array of boudoir-inspired lingerie that allows women to show off their sensual and sultry side.

Honey Birdette is the first sensuality boutique of Australia. It got its start in 2006 over glasses of champagne. Two friends realized that there wasn’t a store to shop in to get high-quality adult toys and luxurious lingerie. It’s when the idea launched and new products are regularly released for people around the globe.

The website offers a wide array of products. Fashion fetish, stockings, lingerie, adult toys for him and her, as well as many other items, are available. It allows people to play and test out their sensual side within the bedroom.

The New York Collection launched with a campaign video that features scantily clad women taking New York by storm. They’re standing on the rooftops of skyscrapers, taking selfies in the backseats of cabs and generally enjoying themselves.

The video does a great job of showing just how erotic and sensual the lingerie is. Comprised of the Alex, Miss D, Luna, and Brittney lines, the collection has something for everyone. Luna is in a virginal white while Brittney is bright with hues of purple and blue.

Everyone should feel fashionable while wearing lingerie and this is what Honey Birdette hopes to accomplish with their new collection. Those who sign up for the newsletter can also take advantage of periodic discounts to explore the sensuality boutique.

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Michael Lacey & Jim Larkin Say Binational Concert Unites With Artistic Expression

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey say the 4th binational concert, also called Without Borders Concert, proves not only can we find a way to come together, but talent transcends any wall. The Binational show “Without Borders” was organized for the first time in 2014, as an initiative of the Consulate of Mexico, and teacher Lory Keine. Keine is the director of music at the Cochise school. Larkin and Lacey said, the stage was divided by a fence, but everyone was united by artistic expressions.

Agua Prieta Mayor, Héctor David Rubalcaba said he was happy that everyone joined and reiterated the commitment to continue working through different actions. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikepida

The dividing line between Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora was the setting for the event, with an ensemble from the Sonora University Choir, the Sonora State Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Binational Chorus of Conchise College of Arizona. There was also artistic presentations on both sides of the fence, as a gesture that exists between Mexicans and Americans.

Frontera Fund philanthropists, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin said the bi-national concert symbolizes the unity and diversity of both nations. The wall is actually allowing individuals to demonstrate just how close everyone can be, above all else, how much people will stick together.

Officials hope these bi-national events create opportunities for frank and open dialogue, through cultural expressions.

There are still broad issues when it comes to the border, like the border tax President Trump wants to impose, and environmental issues surrounding the border.

A lawsuit was filed in Tuscon last April by The Center for Biological Diversity” and Representative Raúl Grijalva. Grijalva is a Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee of the House. The lawsuit seeks to halt work on the border fence until the government completes a study on the impact the construction has on the rivers and endangered species.

This is the first legal obstacle this new administration has faced with the border fence. A study was completed in 2001 that analyzed the surrounding environmental concerns, and although there are guidelines, the government has ignored dozens of legal requirements.

Anecdotally, it is alarming says Larkin and Lacey, but analysis is needed, and the construction must be halted. Aside from activities that give a voice to these concerns, the Frontera Fund helps to expand programs and provides more visibility to various causes.

Developed in partnership by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the Frontera Fund partners with smaller grassroots organizations, distributing grants to help with mobilization, awareness and programs that focus on biases, and human and civil rights abuse.

Cassio Audi: The Metal Drummer Turned Investment Advisor

Cassio Audi is a man with many hats. He currently runs a successful Investment Management business. Before that, Cassio was part of a heavy metal outfit, The Viper, as a lead drummer.

Musical Career

Cassio Audi’s musical journey began in 1985, a time when the heavy metal culture was popular in the UK. Mr. Audi saw opportunity in this thriving genre, prompting him to start the heavy metal band, The Viper. Other band mates included Andre Machado, Felipe Machado, Pit Passarel, and Yves Passarel.

The Viper Band was from Brazil. English was not their cup of tea, but the band managed to launch a successful rock music career globally. The Viper’s first achievement was a demo album dubbed, The Killera Sword.

The Killera Sword demo brought instant recognition to the Viper. The band songs played in radio stations as well as major rock metal concerts. Soon enough, The Viper was ready for their first official album. Soldiers of Sunrise debuted in 1987, and became an instant success. Famous songs from the album include ‘Nightmare’, ‘Killera’ and ‘H.R’.

Cassio was an accomplished drummer with a promising musical career. Yet, in a shocking twist of fate, he drew the curtains on his musical journey with the Viper. He found a new passion, Financial management, a career he pursued after leaving the band in 1989.

The Viper band went on to release a second album, Theatre of Fate, produced by Paradoxx Music. The existing band mates decided to include all songs from their first album as bonus tracks.

Today, Cassio Audi is currently an investment manager. His clientele includes national and multi-national companies. Services Cassio provides include project management, financial planning, and strengthening investor relations. Additionally, Cassio deals with equities management and strategy forecasting. By and large, despite a change of careers, Cassio is still a remembered founding member of The Viper Band.

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Dick DeVos Shows His Best Character With Dollar Signs

I have long felt that a persons true character and ethics can be seen in the things they do and not by what they say. Sometimes you must look very close to really see a persons actions, but in a capitalistic country like the United States you only have to see where a person spends their money. Dick DeVos’s true morals and ethics can be seen clearly in the sum of $139 million in charitable donations.

Many high profile wealthy families will provide donations to various organizations for basic publicity, but Devos has only recently become center stage in the public’s eye and has been contributing to the betterment of society for years. He and his wife also do not give money in an umbrella fashion but commit to the organizations that they personally feel will provide the greatest positive impact to American society.

Through the DeVos’s philanthropy, I can tell how important education is to the couple. In 2015 they had 26% of their funds go to educational causes, over $3 million, and another $357,000 to support education reform. Dick DeVos feels that the public school system has become an industry that views education in a flush one dimensional manner, rather than a three dimensional learning environment where all children can reach their own potential. He feels the system has failed the schools, both educators and children alike.

As I look at the combined segments of their monetary grants, a more vivid picture is painted of the personal character of Dick DeVos. A large financial amount, only second to education, is to Arts and Culture. The concern that he has for artistic expression and cultural knowledge being preserved and managed shows clearly with his $2.4 million donation. I also see leadership and development, health and human services, and community organizations all being represented in DeVos’s charitable spending.

Dick DeVos was brought up to be a business leader. He worked hard as Vice President of his fathers co-founded company Amway, being responsible for the operations in 18 countries other than North America. From 1993 to 2002, DeVos ran the company as President and helped triple international sales and, for the first time in the corporations history, exceeded their domestic sales. For three years he was the President and CEO of the Orlando Magic basketball franchise. He now serves as the President of the Windquest Group, a private equity investment firm.

 

 

U.S. Money Reserve Crafts A Stunning New Website

U.S. Money Reserve is a precious metals distributor that never fails to impress. The company has been featured quite a bit in media thanks to its president making himself available to cable networks and podcasts. U.S. Money Reserve’s CEO has even become a featured blogger for the venerable Huffington Post. During the holidays, the enterprise invests a great deal of money and effort into local charitable causes.

 

Recently, U.S. Money Reserve has gained tremendous attention for the creation of a brilliant e-commerce website. Yes, there are millions of published websites on the internet. What could U.S. Money Reserve’s designers and developers do that would allow the site to stand out dramatically?

 

A lot of really great things are present on this stunning website.

 

U.S. Money Reserve is known for distributing truly amazing gold, silver, and platinum coins. Seeing these coins in person absolutely is impressive. Someone who lives thousands of miles away from Austin, TX, is not exactly capable of looking at the coins sold by the company up close. With the development of the brilliant new website, something just as good as seeing the assets in person is possible. The recreation of the coins on the online catalog is absolutely stunning. All the fantastic details of the coins are right there to see.

 

The near-perfect display on the coins should make arriving at a purchasing decision very easy. Purchasing is also made a lot easier thanks to the way the website is set up.

 

Buying through the website is quite streamlined. By itself, this would allow the platform to stand out from so many other e-commerce sites. The presence of scores of other intriguing features further boosts the exceptional nature of the website.

 

Purchasing assistance is available, which should prove pleasing to those who may never have previously bought coins online before. Through the site, customers can setup offline purchases as well, which should please those who would prefer to complete the transaction at a physical location.

 

One-on-one consultations are possible through the company’s communications network. Buying precious metal coins is a serious investment. U.S. Money Reserve wants to be sure customers are confident they are making the right acquisition. The one-on-one consultations assist with this.

 

The site also serves as a valuable resource for market prices and trends. Updates on the precious metals market are accessible through the site along with educational materials on the subject of buying gold.

 

U.S. Money Reserve truly delivers a home run with this new website https://www.usmoneyreserve.com.

Going Against the Warren Buffet Grain

There are two schools of thought when it comes to stock portfolio management: one that is active and robust, and the other which is passive and simply tracks to established indecies. Warren Buffet has made the claim that a portfolio tied to the S&P 500 will outperform the results realized by top fund managers as well as hedge fund leaders. And of course he was correct.However, Tim Armour recently argued on CNBC’s website that there is a lot more to this debate. He posits the theory that passive funds may out perform mediocre and below average managers, but there are plenty of portfolio managers out there that regularly out perform the indices. In fact, Armour believes that passive management is fraught with pitfalls and the potential for significant losses. There are many risks that canbe avoided with active, competent management, and on the flip side, there are many more gains to be made with this strategy.

Tim Armour believes that incompetent management along with excessive fees are the main reasons for low returns in actively managed funds. With reasonable fees and trades that are thoughtfully and economically executed, there is absolutely no reason why a strongly managed fund would not out perform any index over a reasonable period of time.Speaking out with a viewpoint that is counter to Warren Buffet’s takes some courage, and Tim Armour has shown their his successful run as Chairman of the Capital Group, that he is one with a healthy amount of courage.

Through his work with the American Funds, Armour has helped many, many Americans to maximize their retirement funds. Armour believes that with most people in charge of their own retirement future, it is key to provide them with useful advice to help them to be successful.While Armour does agree with Buffett on many topics, he is a strong proponent for active fund management and disagrees with Buffett’s statement that passive management with always outperform passive funds.

 

 

Eric Lefkofsky – Helping Cancer Research Initiatives Through Technology Startup Tempus

One of the worst diseases in the world that takes millions of lives each year is Cancer, and while there are numerous studies and research being conducted worldwide on it, the cure is yet to be found. Many different types of cancers are curable now, but one of the things that are missing in most of the studies and research is the availability of data.Eric Lefkofsky, widely known for his first startup Groupon that is worth close to $3 Billion today, has recently co-founded a medical research firm named Tempus. The creation of Tempus aims at building co-relating data that would help the physicians and researchers across the globe to get the data they need in their study to develop effective cancer therapies. Tempus aims at gathering clinical, molecular as well as patient outcome data from various medical research centers and facilities to make it available for the medical professionals so that they can provide better and more personalized treatment to the patients.

The idea of creating Tempus came to Eric Lefkofsky when his wife Liz Lefkofsky was diagnosed with breast cancer, and he realized that the cancer-related databases are not optimally organized or structured. He said data as to how much a particular cancer medicine was used in the past six months and what the result was after using can take months to gather manually. However, if such data is available easily with a click of a button to the physicians, oncologists, and researchers, the research conducted as well as the treatment provided can be far more efficient. It can save time as well as millions of dollars that are being fuelled into cancer research each year.

Eric Lefkofsky is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the United States today and has co-founded many other firms other than Groupon and Tempus, which includes MediaOcean, Uptake Technologies, Lightbank, Echo Global Logistics, and InnerWorkings. Eric Lefkofsky is also a generous philanthropist and donates to various charities across the country through Lefkofsky Family Foundation, which works actively to help empower local communities through providing better education, social support, and healthcare. He has also written a book named Accelerated Disruption.

Should I Join Traveling Vineyard?

Traveling Vineyard is by far one of the best websites on the net today for being able to grow as a direct sales professional. They can help provide you with everything that you need in order to succeed and make legitimate money.

There are people who are making this a job as their main career, and it is opening doors for them to newer opportunities. The Traveling Vineyard does not hire you but simply you become a promoter for their wine products. Talking about their wine and making sales is also very easy.

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Should I Join Traveling Vineyard?

It is up to you, but this is an opportunity that you cannot afford to miss. There are jobs and opportunities ready for you that can allow for you to make some good money. Traveling Vineyard gives 35 percent of sales to the seller, and they payout about three times a month, which is almost a weekly payout. The program assists with training and receiving great fundamental guidance so that sellers can go out there and make legitimate money. This is a company that wants to see you succeed and make good cash. Direct sales is the place to be also because you are not required at all to work a certain time period.

Simply work when you feel like it and when you want to actually put in the work. When you have a life outside of this, you can have more opportunities come about financially and also in terms of networking out there.