Duda Melzer Showing Exemplary Leadership at RBS Group

July 22nd, 2016

Duda Melzer is the current president and chairperson of the RBS group. Additionally, he owns an entertainment and journalism and media corporation brand in the Southern part of Brazil. The company is a generation of E. Bricks, an investment firm in the IT industry with operations in Brazil as well as the U.S Duda is the third generation of Sirotsky family and a grandson of Mauricio Sirotsky Sobrino, the founder of RBS founder.

Duda gets inspiration from John Davis, an American Harvard don and an expert in family business. Davis also happens to be a loyal client of RBS group from his days in Brazil. Duda Melzer together with his family believes that for any family business to succeed; the management should exude a high sense of professionalism. Such have been the guiding principles and ideologies Duda has been implementing to uphold good governance and leadership. He believes that these guidelines are behind the successful story of RBS.

He joined the RBS Group in 2004 as the Director for the domestic market and served as its Vice President of Market and Business Development from 2008. He succeeded his Uncle Nelson Pacheco Sirotsky as the group President and CEO in 2012.

Duda holds a degree in Business Administration from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. He has an MBA from Harvard University. Upon completion of his education, Duda began his career in the U.S but later quit to join his family business in Brazil. He has been a high-flying financial specialist at Delphi and Chief Executive Officer of Boxtop Media.

In 2015, Duda was selected in the list of Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise leaders. The selection features 25 leaders chosen yearly to represent the new generational entrepreneurs across the world. They must be people who society considers as role models based on successful career achievement.



Lake Tahoe Resort: A Jewel of Nature

July 22nd, 2016

Lake Tahoe is a great travel destination in both Nevada and California and it is also known as being the largest alpine lake in North America. You can find here a significant number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. The resort is very popular for its cobalt-blue water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides. The most impressive view of Lake Tahoe is the top of Heavenly Sky Express. From here the Lake looks like a magnificent blue sapphire, lightened in a ring of snow.

Lake Tahoe propose a successful combination of breathtaking natural beauty with numerous restaurant choices and outdoor and indoor activities. This alpine paradise with spectacular landscapes offers things to do year-round, including water sports and winter sports, bike trails, family fun and nightlife, hot springs, helicopter and hot air balloon tours. Nevada side also includes large casinos. Highways provide easy access to the area. See: http://squawalpine.com

The border offers to this major Sierra Nevada resort region an original personality. Part of its visitors are interested in sightseeing, hiking, camping, and boating. An area of national forests and recreation spots joined by miles of trails makes Tahoe excellent for nature enthusiasts. For those who prefer indoor fun, there are lots of activities to do in Tahoe, too. Featuring world class casinos, live music in Heavenly Village and a flashy nightlife scene, the area has a real Vegas vibe.

Snow and skiing are an important segment of the area’s economy and reputation. Two of the most famous Lake Tahoe’s resort are considered Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.

As the organizer of the 1960 Winter Olympics, the Squaw Valley heritage continues to have a vivid ski culture and mountain energy that spreads from village to peak. Its essence of outdoor adventure is revealed by the landscapes of Lake Tahoe’s blue and clear waters, and its inspiration is engraved into the scarps of this iconic Sierra Mountain Resort. Also, Squaw Valley hosts various summer events. Here takes place a wide area of concerts, beer and wine events like the Brews, Bluesdays sand Jazz and Funk Fest.

Located in the western United States, between Tahoe City and Truckee, Alpine Meadows Resort is a charming holiday destination for families and people who love spending time in a beautiful, peaceful retreat. Also, the area is famous for the variety and quality of his terrain. Combining together beginner and advanced trails, Alpine Meadows propose a stimulating provocation for every skier or snowboarder.

Kyle Bass Warns of Debt Crisis in China

July 21st, 2016

According to Kyle Bass, a hedge fund manager, China’s $3 trillion debt market is getting worse as defaults are rising. Additionally, debt sales are slowing, with some issues canceled.

“We’re starting to see the beginning of the Chinese machine literally break down,” claimed Bass during an interview on Real Vision.

The value of Chinese corporate bond market had decreased in May as slowing economic growth and increasing defaults have scared off investors. The rising concerns over the debt market are also threatening China’s $3.5 trillion wealth management market.

Few month ago, Bass claimed that the losses of Chinese banks due to defaults could be four times bigger than those of the American banks back in 2008. If that happens, China will have its own multi-trillion dollar bailout with purchases of debt, lowering of the reserve requirements, and cutting rates to zero by the nation’s central bank. This would also affect negatively yuan, the Chinese currency.

On the other hand, claims Bass, if China could solve its debt problem before its too late, and depreciate yuan, this would create great investment climate, not only in the Middle Kingdom, but around the rest of Asia.

Kyle Bass is the founder and manager of Hayman Capital Management, a hedge fund based in Dallas, Texas. The fund focuses on event-driven opportunities around the globe. He’s famous for being one among the few who predicted the 2008 financial collapse in the United States, an event which occurred as a result of subprime mortgage defaults.

He’s also known for controversial remarks as well as questionable tactics involving short selling of companies, and then seeking to take them to court. For example, this happened with some pharmaceutical companies, which he sued for patent infringements after betting on their stock price declines.

New York Offices for Rent: Check Out Workville NYC

July 14th, 2016

Small Start Ups Can Share Spaces and Prosper

It could be the air or it could be the collective pulse, but there is a certain vibrant energy that promotes positive results in co-working spaces. There have been studies done on just this type of environment where employees have a surge in productivity. It could be much like the old method of ‘We Whistle While We Work,’ unity and oneness of mind that takes place when people are in the work mode and join together in a harmonious way to get the job done even if the job is not so savory to live through.

Workville in New York City follows this model. Sunny and located just inches away from Time Square, this model has been studied for its benefits. Research has shown a level of six on a scale of seven for the concentration of focus which causes the workers to thrive while they toil at their tasks together. To further underline the contrast between co-working spaces and regular work spaces, the co-working employees delivered on a scale of a whole point higher than the average workers doing their tedium in the traditional office spaces.

By now, most should be curious about what it is that indicates that these co-working space employees are thriving more than the traditional work space employees are.The workers love the flexibility, friendship and sharing of open desk space as is the norm at Workville. The outdoor terraces and cafe lounges are a real hit. It is a coworking space NYC with a wide spectrum of worker from remote workers to freelancers to other independent professionals. What is really important about this mix of workers is the secret to their productivity.

Input from various managers, founders and employees of these co-working spaces were put into a regression analysis for interpretation of the data. It was common to find that each of these workers felt their work was meaningful. These workers also enjoyed being able to transport the entire work shelf space to their co-working environmental space. Often these same workers are wearing hats as employees of multiple companies who need their expertise. So they thrive from being a sought after human commodity for a variety of tasks which is more stimulating, mentally. Another advantage was that the workers shared many similar cultural experiences and talents so they could benefit each other by helping one another get their work done. They could share skill sets and enhance one anothers’ outcomes. It is a collective of workers for the greater good as many socially responsible work places aspire to be and can be learned about in there.

Financial Leader, CEO of Davos

July 11th, 2016

David Osio is an experienced banking lawyer who has worked in various industries for many years. The application of his skill and wits has helped various organizations rise from troubled management to success.

Early Life

Osio graduated from the leading university in Latin America and Venezuela. While in Catholic University, he studied an advanced management program and specialized in International Banking Law. His career was launched in 1981 when he was appointed CEO of OPED Enterprise. There, he was responsible for coffee export programs. Additionally, he held other positions. At LETCO COMMERCIAL COMPANIES, he was in charge of coming up with the appropriate marketing structure for the US market. https://about.me/davidosio

It was until 1984 that he decided to join Banking law and start the new career. David Osio joined MGO in Caracas and was responsible for handling corporate clients such as Consolidated Bank and Ferro Corporation. With the experience and deep understanding of banking law, he later came to Banco Latino International. He held a leading position in the Private Banking Division. Less than two years in BLI Miami, he was appointed Vice President of Banking Commercial. While in the position, customer portfolio increased substantially, and the bank gained excellent stability while beating the competition with ease.

Davos Financial Group

Nine years after he joined MGO, he decided to venture into his own business and impart the skill he had acquired in the business world. In 1993, he started Davos Financial Group, the first company that provides financial advice in Venezuela. They provided services to a unique clientele. Since then, he has acted as CEO and has increased the income of the business. Also, he has expanded and strengthened the business in a short period. In the same spirit, he has grown the business and created various licensed companies in other cities which include; New York, Miami, Geneva, and Panama. Currently, each of his licensed companies offers advice to banks. It has created a highly competitive platform which is equally diversified. http://davidosio.blogspot.com/

Corporate Social Responsibility

His companies have played their part in executing their social responsibility. They work in close collaboration with non-governmental organizations in communities that are in need of understanding their art and culture. He has supported various cultural events in his career. In Miami, he was part of the board of Miami Symphony Orchestra. He also helped Wayuu Taya and the Saludarte Foundation. Besides, he has extended a handle to international foundations such as UMA Foundation, the Children’s Orthopedic Foundation, and the Fundana Foundation.

Wen by Chaz on fine hair

July 6th, 2016

Wen by Chaz is a cleansing conditioner, a multi-purpose hair product that does the job of several hair care items in one, that is said to give life back to your hair. Many products claim to do amazing things but don’t deliver on these statements making it difficult for people to decide whether or not to spend their hard earned money so Emily McClure took the challenge on behalf of her readers.

She bought Wen by Chaz from Amazon and spent the next week using the product and detailing her feelings and results. Early on she expressed concerns about the amount of product the Wen bottle suggested she use, 24-32 pumps for long hair, and that the conditioner may make her fine hair feel greasy. But the worry over the amount of pumps needed evaporated as the luxurious conditioner worked its way through her hair while in the shower, making each strand feel bigger and softer to a point that seemed unbelievable to the girl. As the weeks progressed her worry over heavy hair was also pushed aside as her hair felt soft to the touch and shined so radiantly that even her friends couldn’t help but to comment about her great looking hair.

In the end she enjoyed the wonderful results and remarked that she would not hesitate to use the product again to give her hair a boost and get that wondrous shine.

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Sam Tabar’s Busy Legal Career

June 22nd, 2016

Sam Tabar is an individual who has many impressive legal achievements under his belt. Many people consider Tabar to be among the finest in the legal world. He’s often considered to be an immensely talented capital strategist and lawyer. It took a lot of effort for Tabar to become the renowned professional he is today, however. Tabar always goes the extra mile to please his clients. This information first appeared on the PR Newswire website.

Tabar at the moment is a FullCycle Energy Fund, LLC. employee. FullCycle Energy Fund was established by Ibrahim AlHusseini in 2013. AlHusseini works as the firm’s managing partner. The goal behind this company is to spearhead projects that change how society views waste. The team at FullCycle Energy Fund wishes to turn an expensive environmental issue into something that’s actually capable of strengthening the world. FullCycle Energy wants to make waste useful as fuel. Tabar has many duties at FullCycle Energy. That’s why his extensive career experience comes in handy. He started his career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, a legal office in New York City. After working at this office, he made the decision to go into the capital strategy and business development fields. Other companies Tabar has worked for in the past include both Sparx Group/PMA and Merrill Lynch.

Tabar possesses a variety of useful and relevant skills that help him significantly with his career duties and obligations. He has extensive knowledge that pertains to legal research, litigation, commercial litigation, legal writing, civil litigation, management, due diligence, M&A (mergers & acquisitions), corporate law and strategy, for example. He can speak both French and English fluently. He’s an extremely busy professional who doesn’t have a lot of spare time on his hands. When Tabar does get some free time, however, he likes to travel to distant locales and organize all different types of events. He also has an account set up with the social networking site Instagram. He uses his Instagram page to put his photographs on display. Photography is yet another pastime for this noteworthy legal and investment management expert.  Follow him on Twitter @SamirTabar, and be sure to check out his GoFundMe account to see what he’s doing for charity.

How Visual Search has Proven to be Helpful

June 18th, 2016

The Internet has brought forth a lot of innovation for retail. Among the activities that the Internet has been good for is shopping. The Internet helps people find what they are looking for so that they can buy the right items. However, search engines on slyce.it rely on keywords and they have limits as to what they can bring forth. There are items that are nearly impossible to find if the person doesn’t know the exact keywords or description to use. Even then, it could be nearly impossible to find the item. This is where visual search comes in. Visual search makes it easier for people to find the items they are looking for.

One visual search software that is very helpful is called Slyce. Slyce is heavily involved with retail stores. It can be downloaded to the smartphone. How it works is that the user can snap a picture of an item and Slyce will show information about the product including the model, type, the stores that sell it, and plenty of other pieces of information. This saves people a lot of the frustration of searching for the item. It also helps retail stores make money because not only will customers more easily find the item that they are looking for, but they will also find similar and even better products.

It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Often times, the thing that gets people to buy a product is not the words describing the item, it is the images of the products or seeing the product in action. When people see how the image works, not only will they get a better idea of how it works, but they will also be more interested in buying the product. This is one of the reasons that visual search technology is making a huge difference in the retail industry. 

Oil Production in Venezuela Fallings

June 17th, 2016

The economic crisis in Venezuela has now created even more challenges. According to My Space, rioting and looting amid worsening food shortages now appear to be affecting the oil production in the area. The country has the the world’s largest oil reserves but the output in the country is quickly dropping. Production in the country dropped to 2.37 million barrels per day in May, that’s down 5 percent from the previous month.
The slowness of production appears to be affecting many, including workers in the area.
“Workers’ moods are in the dumps,” said Danilo Diaz, a union leader in the oil-producing area of Lake Maracaibo. The mood appears to get worse by the day. The crisis is even affecting workers getting the things they need such as certain equipment.

The crisis in the area has affected almost all areas including production in the Orinoco Belt and area known heavy crude deposits in the Venezuelan savanna. Production in this area is down as well.

Coworking Space– from Renaissance Bottegas to WorkVille in NYC

June 6th, 2016

In the Harvard Business Review, Piero Formica discusses the similarities between the innovative coworking spaces in 15th-century Italy and those that have popped up the past few years in corporations that treasure creativity, such as Google’s “Campus” in London, NextSpace in California, or WorkVille in New York City, where coworking spaces can be rented by the month, day or even hour. Bottegas (“workshops”) in 15th century Florence were used by master artists to teach new artists. The result was the nurturing of talent, with new techniques, artistic forms, and aesthetic and expressive ideas. The “Master” was at the center, but creativity was at the core.

One of the most successful of the Renaissance bottegas was that of Andrea del Verrocchio, a sculptor, painter, and goldsmith. His pupils did not follow his work in a linear fashion, but in a creative one, resulting in artists as varied as Leonardo da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, and Domenico Ghirlandaio. These were artists interested in perfecting techniques to be used in frescoes commissioned by the Pope for the Sistine Chapel; inventors who had ideas for flying machines and bicycles; and master goldsmiths.

The major contributions of the Renaissance workshops, which brought together people with ideas, regardless of what form those ideas took, were turning ideas into actions, fostering dialogues, and facilitating the convergence of art and science. Today’s workplaces are also interested in turning ideas into actions. Often, the challenge is figuring out what a new idea can be used to and how it can be used to make a profit. By fostering dialogue or holding brainstorming conversations, engineers and artists, craftsmen and draftsmen can create something the world didn’t know it needed but now everyone is desperate for.

WorkVille, in New York City, is a coworking space a Renaissance master would approve of. Centrally located by Times Square, near to major transportation hubs, on the 21st floor of a luxury office building, is a sun drenched space, with move-in ready offices, open desks, space to spread out to work in or take meetings, with a cafe, lounge area, and even outdoor terraces for inspiration. The space is not the only inspiration: the community of start-ups and small businesses creates that conversation and dialogue necessary for innovation. From the Renaissance to modern times, a coworking space that allows flexibility in thought is imperative.