In the wake of destruction left behind by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, one company was ready and eager to begin helping their community recover. Stream Energy, an energy company who offers fixed rate energyand other services such as phone plans, came with an army of volunteers to provide aid in any way possible to the citizens of Houston and its surrounding areas. This was accomplished with funds provided by “Stream Cares”, the philanthropic branch of Stream Energy and a new innovative method in how business do philanthropy.
Although in 2016 alone corporations across America donated over $19 billion in charitable funds, a vast majority of those were sent out as checks and not the actual company doing the work. Stream Energy is changing the game, they fully understand the perks that direct philanthropy offers companies. These include respect and loyalty amongst the community, free press, and national brand recognition. This method has worked so incredibly well for Stream Energy that other corporations are taking notice of their moves. CEO’s are to be said to be hiring advisors to formulate a plan to bring their own philanthropic ventures to fruition.
Stream Energy, however, has a leg up on the competition in the form of their unique business model. Stream associates often do not get paid for working these projects, however, it doesn’t matter to them, they want to be there helping their community. This passion to help stems from the business model that Stream uses to produce revenue. When an associate is hired they are then tasked in networking with the community in the hopes of offering Stream services. Due to this constant communication, many in the company form bonds with their customers and community as a whole. There is no doubt that this innovation in philanthropy can only be seen as a win-win for companies and communities alike.
Louis Chenevert is passionate about building yachts, and this isn’t a surprise. He is a semi-retired from the operation of some prominent corporations such as UTC (United Technologies Corporation) as well as General Motor. He has gained massive experience in this industry. This experience makes him suitable and fit for his task of yacht building. In a recent interview, he stated that in everything he get in touch with, he is passionate about it. He declared that he loves technology and he is ever ready to try building a boat with the current advanced technology which stands to be a great challenge.
Louis Chenevert also highlighted that it is not easy to build a yacht. Building yacht takes passion and the will to dig deeper into more details on the construction process. As we speak, he has just managed to construct three yachts. These yachts include a Horizon P105, a Horizon 85 and a Hatteras 63. A Horizon P105 is the latest vessel that Chenevert has built. He named this yacht the Debbie Lou. This yacht is highly modified with electronics and commercial-grade equipment as well as a helm station that would impress any captain.
To make this construction a success, he worked with Horizon which stands to be the famous yacht company. Since the yacht builder was conversant with his previous requirements, he was able to work with them to make sure that Debbie Lou acknowledges his explicit specifications. He visited various companies based in Taiwan severally within three years. Louis Chenevert was present for a couple of months during the yacht construction as hismarine surveyor intensively supervised on some of the boats structural and fiberglass work. Apart from these procedures, he comprehensively explained about the yacht in the conference calls with Horizon.
Louis Chenevert is 6 feet 6 inches in height. This height factor led him to contract this particular yacht with the proper command ergonomics and viewing angles. Louis Chenevert decided to trade notes with his captain via a mutual Dropbox account to get the best equipment specifications for safety. He Transacted CAD drawingsto his captain so that he could hold virtual meetings regarding specific design detailed information that was so crucial to him.
The seasoned investor from California, Nick Vertucci, has been on the record as one of the most successful investors in both California and the whole of the United States. His success in real estate investment, however, came about after he had passed through a lot of struggles and financial challenges, which would have made him despair if he had a weak heart and personality. Instead of desperation, Nick Vertucci continued with the struggles until he made it to the list of the world’s most successful real estate investors. It was the challenges in through which he underwent that molded him to become the investment icon that he is today. The problems were so fierce that the financial institutions auctioned his home after he failed to repay some funds that he had borrowed from them.
However, the defaulting of the loan was not out of defiance or intentional. It was as a result of financial difficulties that he went through after his tech business collapsed during the 2000 dot-com period. This was a very devastating event that left a lot of companies in the technology field shut down and those that were left operational faced a lot of financial constraints. After the collapse, the financial crisis kicked off, and Nick Vertucci could not afford to repay the funds without the income that he used to get from the company.
Desperation kept knocking at the doors of Vertucci, but his faith kept comforting him not to despair. One morning, his neighbor invited him to attend a conference that had been arranged by the members of the California real estate association, which was intended to train the residents and the entrepreneur enthusiasts in the investment strategies that they required to invest in the real estate sector. This training motivated Nick Vertucci to the extent that after the three days which they spent in the training, Vertucci started seeing the financial challenges that he had from a different perspective.
After the training, Nick Vertucci enrolled in the real estate academy where he would get the detailed concepts and strategies that he would later come to use in the industry. When he felt that he was adequately equipped to begin his investments, he ventured into the real estate sector. His primary focus was on the renovation of the dilapidated houses and refurbishing them so that they could get a decent look. He would then convert them into rental apartments which he gave out to receive rental income.
When you eat food, you have to be cognizant of the nutrients that are going into your body. You have to look have a close look at sugar content, fat content, sodium, calories and the concentrations of various vitamins and minerals. Over-nutrition leads to problems such as diabetes, cancer, weight problems, appearance issues and other issues. There are certain foods that are known to be less healthy than others.
Also, food is not just the silver bullet to being healthy. People must also be physically active. If you are not physically active, your body will deteriorate. This can be seen in the fact that people who do white collar types of jobs in offices suffer from injuries and health issues related to inactivity. Physical activity is an important part of being healthy. Read about Seacrest’s workout in this article from nytimes.com.
TV host Seacrest understands the points made in the above paragraphs. He makes sure to incorporate physical activity into his lifestyle. Ryan Seacrest also makes sure to monitor what he eats closely and to be very choosy about what he puts into his body. He limits his diet to certain foods, though he allows himself to pig out on designated days. During his pig-out days, he downs wine, family sized meals and comfort foods. On his extra time, he makes sure to attend to his charity called the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.
Ryan Seacrest is the type of individual who knows about alternative foods, diets and trends. For example, he is really, really into matcha. Matcha is a yummy green tea beverage. It is brewed from dried, powdered tea leaves. What makes the tea leaves special is the fact that they are grown and cultivated a certain way. The tea that is produced by the leaves tastes a certain way and has a very lush, green color. Matcha is one of those things that a lot of people have heard of and know about, though many people still don’t know what it is. It is not as much of a household name as coffee. However, in New York City, where Ryan Seacrest lives, there are a lot of places that sell the green beverage. Connect with Seacrest on Twitter.
Through hard work and determination, Nick Vertucci became an expert in the real estate industry and now shares his secrets to success with others. He recently released his own book Seven Figure Decisions: Having the Balls to Succeed that is inspiring entrepreneurs around the world. While there are plenty of rags to riches stories that can be found on the internet, Vertucci is one of the rare cases that went bag to rags and returned to riches again.
Nick Vertucci realized at a young age that he never wanted to have to live the typical 9 to 5 and needed to figure out other options. His early years may not necessarily have indicated that he would become, but he proves that where you begin doesn’t matter. At 18 years old, he experienced the death of his father and lost the support of his family when they all went their own separate ways. He took a job at an appliance store delivering orders until he eventually moved up to sales.
Even with this promotion, it just didn’t pay enough to live off of comfortably. He reached a low point when he was living in a van trying to survive and realized that he had to make a major change in his life.
He made the decision to start his own business at only 22 years old as a real estate investor. Nick Vertucci started small before managing to grow his business as he learned new things during his career. Despite losing everything when the market crashed, he never gave up and has stated that he wouldn’t change anything that happened. Though he may have gone bankrupt and been cheated by people that he thought he could trust, he still went on to start again. This risk has paid off immensely and he has become a success story twice.
It is not an easy task to become a successful entrepreneur. It is even harder to succeed in entrepreneurship when faced with disaster. Facing challenges is precisely what Dr. Mark McKenna has experienced. In most cases, he was faced with tragedy as well as potential failure in his way, but he was able to pick up and continue with his goals and excelling in the field. It all began when McKenna was at the medical school. He wanted to become a doctor just like his dad. According to him, a medical career was fulfilling and lucrative. Moreover, he thought with a medical degree; one was able to make his way within the industry. However, while at the Tulane University’s medical school pursuing his degree, Mark started to realize that the industry was changing so fast. He realized that it was not an easy duty to become a successful doctor as he had thought before. It was even hard for him to make ends meet as he pursuing his training.
To make it through his schooling, he had to start a side hustle. He came up with a real estate development organization called McKenna Venture Investments. It was not easy to start this company, so he had to work at the local prison to raise funds for his first investment. It was relieving as the investments began paying off. His real estate company started to grow little by little as well as other changes in his life. Dr. Mark McKenna later graduated with a medical degree and started working with his dad. Though this was his lifetime dream, it was not all that he wanted at the moment. The job was not paying him well, and it was not as challenging and exciting as his investments in real estate. After working for five years in the medical field, Dr. Mark McKenna decided to dedicate his time to his real estate business fully. However, the Hurricane Katrina swept almost a half of his investment hence, making his return to the medical field.
Dr. Mark McKenna is the CEO and founder of OVME Cosmetics. OVME Cosmetics is a customer-oriented, elective healthcare organization that concentrates on patient and technology services that are connected to aesthetic and elective healthcare services.
Recently Christopher Burch invested in a new real estate adventure. He changed a remote and uninhabited island, Sumba, into a five star resort named Nihi. This island was once just a simple surf spot for those that followed surfing like a cult, but it’s now a thriving resort that has recently been voted the #1 resort in the hotel world by Travel And Leisure Magazine. View entrepreneur.com for more.
This island is bit more than 4,0000 square miles. Its population is a mere 600,000 and its culture has remained untouched by the new age world. This leaves a very authentic and powerful culture and life and an undeveloped, unspoiled land. The island still holds it’s natural beauty, check out here at (Wingsjournal.com).
Christopher Burch learned about the island and it’s only resort in 2012 and was asked for help in expanding it. After visiting the island twice, Burch decided to buy the resort, and began major upgrades to it. Chris has called the hotel the “edge of wilderness” and made sure the design of the hotel was as low impact as possible to keep the natural beauty of the island intact. He also staffs the hotel with mainly locals to help the community and keep the natural feel of the resort intact.
Christopher Burch is the CEO and founder of Burch Creative Capital. Beyond this island adventure, he is an investor in many different kinds of business that fall into a wide rang of categories and industries. He also is the co-founder of the fashion brand Tory Burch. Burch has made the companies philosophy and culture to be about expressing the entrepreneurial values and always finding new opportunities, go to https://www.instagram.com/jchristopherburch. He is all about imagination, creativity, and support. He wants to make a lasting impact on his customer’s lives. He has helped 50+ companies grow and succeed with his entrepreneurial skills.
Ryan Seacrest’s steady rise to the top of his media empire isn’t surprising to those who know him. Often referred to as the hardest-working person in show business, Ryan has a hand in media of all kinds from radio to red-carpet shows to television production. He found an interest in radio from a young age and worked hard to make a name for himself not just in hosting but spotting television gold.
Ryan’s infectious enthusiasm and confidence on-air has made him a great host, whether he’s freezing in Times Square on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve or looking for the next big hit across from Jennifer Lopez on the set of American Idol. After spending over a decade working in TV, Ryan was tapped to become the next host to sit alongside Kelly Ripa on Live with Kelly and Ryan. Following in the footsteps of Regis Philbin and Michael Strahan, Ryan was chosen after a very lengthy search by the network.
Ryan (@ryanseacrest) has been incredibly successful behind the camera as well, producing a series of hit television shows on the E! television network. He’s brought shows to television as executive producer such as Mixology, Shah’s of Sunset, Married to Jonas, and every iteration of the iconic Kardashian series.
With all of his extensive entertainment experience and education, Ryan’s natural choice for charity work focuses on broadcast media centers. Ryan is passionate about children’s healthcare and through his nonprofit organization the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, is bringing multimedia centers to pediatric hospitals across the United States. The Foundation’s aim is to not only entertain children suffering from illness but to educate and encourage them during treatment.
The Foundation has set up media centers in 10 different cities, with the newest addition coming to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in Nashville. Taylor Swift surprised patients by appearing at the opening, inspiring and encouraging all in attendance. Other stars such as Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato support the Foundation as well, bringing awareness and hope to Ryan’s worthy cause.
Shervin Pishevar made some pretty grim predictions about bonds, the stock market, big US companies, and even governmental institutions by means of Twitter in early February 2018. This was after not having used his account for more than two months. Even though it seems like the mic on his thought leadership was on mute, the axles of his mind were still going. It took a dramatic drop in the stock market to get him tweeting again. And when he did, he really let loose.
Many are referring to the tweets that Shervin Pishevar sent out as a Twitter storm. He sent out 50 separate points in a span of 21 hours. He touched on the topics mentioned above as well as things like immigration, bitcoin, and a few companies that he feels will do well.
Shervin Pishevar is known in the Silicon Valley area because of the companies he has helped to get going and because of the success of his investments. He used one of his venture funds, Investment company, to invest early in Uber. He was even one of their advisors a couple years back.
One of the points that Shervin Pishevar made in this Twitter storm had to do with digital currencies. He referred to them as the ultimate app. When an entrepreneur wants to start a business, they now have a variety of methods to use for fundraising and have different digital currencies to choose from. This is something that is good for the economy because startups can find unique capital and grow. However, Shervin Pishevar has some grim predictions when it comes to bigger financial and governmental institutions. They are going to face a shift that may leave them irrelevant because of this revolution in stateless digital currencies.
This is not the first time that Shervin Pishevar has let his opinions about the future of the US economy be made known. He has spent time fighting for a more transparent societyfor years. He says in one of the last tweets that he sent out that when the middlemen are irrelevant, then there can be a global economy that is more perfectly efficient and frictionless.
It’s not everyday that a Silicon Valley executive goes on an epic Tweetstorm. However, one early Uber investor decided to tweet for an amazing 21-hours straight. And in that time, this executive talked about everything from the stock market to the future of America’s infrastructure. That executive, Shervin Pishevar, has become the talk of Silicon Valley since his infamous tweetstrom. Below are some of his most outlandish predictions.
The Dow Will Drop 6,000 Points
One of the first predictions made by Shervin Pishevar had to do with the Dow jones Industrial Average. To be more specific, Mr. Pishevar predicted that the Dow would fall 6,000 points. If he is right about that prediction, that would put the blue chip index well into recession territory.
Bitcoin’s Crash Will Continue
Apparently, Mr. Pishevar was in a bearish mood. And he didn’t spare the cryptocurrencies from his sights. After predicting a crash in the Dow, Mr. Pishevar talked about Bitcoin. And he sees the grandaddy crypto coin crashing all the way down to the $2,000 to $5,000 level. That price range would make an almost 90% discount from Bitcoin’s $20,000 high in late 2017.
Silicon Valley’s Days As Tech’s Capital Is Doomed
Perhaps one of the most incredible predictions made by Shervin Pishevar had to do with his hometown. In a later tweet, Mr. Pishevar said that he believes that Silicon Valley will no longer be the capital of the tech world. Instead, start-ups will elect to work wherever they please and will communicate online with their clients, vendors and business partners.
America’s Infratstructure Is Falling Behind Fast
Going a little bit out of his area of expertise, Shervin Pishevar talked for a while about the state of America’s roads, bridges and buildings. He said that America will continue to fall behind to other developed countries. Mr. Pishevar pointed out the fact that the Chinese are now able to build an entire train station in 9 hours as an example of America’s lag in the infrastructure war.
Shervin Pishevar went on to tweet about other subjects including market volatility and Elon Musk. In all, Mr. Pishevar made dozens of predictions. Many Silicon Valley watchers will be keeping track of Mr. Pishevar’s tweets to see which one of his predictions will come true.