Dan Newlin Sees The Benefit Of Giving Back To The Community

Florida based attorney Dan Newlin is one of the best known names in personal injury law on the east coast of the US. Newlin has spent the majority of his career working in the service of others who are struggling in a specific situation or who have found themselves involved in an emergency situation where they need the help of others. Over a more than 20 year period the attorney has made it his business to make sure the community around him is cared for in the very best ways possible, which has included the creation of his own foundation and involvement in a number of charitable projects.

Dan Newlin began his career helping others more than 20 years ago when he became involved in law enforcement and followed this up with a career change to become a firefighter. Following these career choices in service Dan Newlin decided the time had come to embark on a new career as an attorney and followed his graduation from law school with an immediate move into personal injury law. The chance to help members of society who have been left unable to work and require monetary and psychological support has driven Newlin throughout his working life and sees him embark on a new chapter with the opening of an office in Chicago. Check out Dan Newlin on YouTube.

Helping the community means more to Dan Newlin than simply working in the law field to assist those who are in need of his help. Instead of limiting himself to the legal field Dan Newlin has looked to create a better life for those in need by creating the Dan Newlin Miracle Project, which has the mission of inspiring others by introducing them to inspirational figures. A group of cancer patients from the Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital were amongst the first to benefit from the work of the Miracle Project when they were introduced to former World Heavyweight Champion Evender Holyfield and heard his inspiring life story. By placing the needs of others above his own career Dan Newlin is helping the people of Orlando, Florida and Chicago live better lives and find hope for the future.

Andy Wirth to Raise Funds for Navy Seal Foundation during IRONMAN in Lake Tahoe

President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, Andy Wirth, is currently working to raise money for The Navy Seal Foundation.
Several years ago, Wirth fell in love with skydiving. During a life-changing accident in October 2013, Wirth suffered extensive blood loss after his arm was completely severed. After three months in the hospital, Wirth was recovering both physically and emotionally. During his recovery, he develop a deep friendship with Navy SEALs after meeting with a group of SEALS training in Squaw Valley.
In honoring these new friendships whose counsel and narrative was integral in his recover, Wirth has assembled a team for the 2015 IRONMAN in Lake Tahoe aptly named Special Warfare Warrior. The team is working to generate support for the Navy SEAL Foundation.
“As I’ve worked through my recovery, I’ve often thought of the challenges through which these incredible men and their families navigate. Their stories and courage have most certainly driven me and helped motivate me,” says Wirth.
The Navy SEAL foundation is a national non-profit that supports U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant Crewmen and Naval Special warfare personnel and their families. A comprehensive set of programs are designed to reduce the trauma and stress associated with life in Naval Special Warfare. Programs include educational opportunities, assistance in times of crisis, financial and logistical, as well as survivor support and legacy preservation.
SEALs spend nearly three-quarters of the year away from home in unforgiving environments and working at an unrelenting pace. The initiatives of the Navy SEAL foundation help these heroes and their families receive the support they need.
Wirth and the Special Warfare Warrior IRONMAN Team have raised nearly 45 percent of their goal. Through public support, Wirth is hopeful that the team’s $30,000 goal will be reached before the deadline date of Sept. 30, 2015.
If you’re interested in supporting Andy Wirth’s philanthropic efforts, please visit Andy Wirth’s Crowdrise page.

What Art Collectors Like Adam Sender Look For In Art

Art collecting entails a lot and not merely purchasing art to decorate your home. Real art collectors (the serious types) are also art investors to certain degrees and investors doesn’t typically mean money. Art collectors have some traits in similar, but the most compelling one is that they want much more that an elegant picture when considering to buy a piece of art. Some are also in the business of selling art themselves i.e. buying art with the anticipation that they will sell it in the future when its stardom heightens.

Great art collectors are awesome in what they do. What separates them from the crowd is their ability to distinguish specific works of art from a cluster of pieces that already stand. They are magnificent in amassing them in a way that increases the understanding of an individual piece of art. In any sophisticated collection such as the Sender Collection, the complete lot becomes preeminent as compared to the value of the components. The collector in such a case comes to be acknowledged as an esteemed collector.

Collectors are confident to express themselves. They believe that interesting art can be found anywhere and not only in the top galleries or principal museums. It’s all about being true to your tastes and not trying to mimic the tastes of others. They don’t confine themselves to the same galleries and museums but rather indulge in new places to savor what’s going on. As for Adam Sender, his enormous collection is from the most outstanding contemporary artists and trust me, they are not a parade of fantastic cluster but are affluent and exclusive.

The hedge fund manager of Exis Capital extremist-turned-art collector has done a marvelous job in the art world and at only 45; he has amassed a broad scope of art. His guiding intelligence to establish a vast collection that is really lucid is surprising and intriguing. Throughout his art collecting, Adam sender has always made bold choices over and over again which to others becomes the most challenging part in art collecting. His collection has made it in the art word due to his dedication of time, money and good advice from his previous full-time curator, Todd Levin. He’s also discussed by ArtNews.

As an early buyer of contemporary art in the mid-90s, Sender has been able to gather an essential collection of extraordinary art. His assortments are on view for the entire world to see since May of this year and will extend to next year. Almost 400 works by 139 artists in the Sender collection are up for bidding by Sotheby. All these were gathered from the time he commenced with art collecting from well established artist like Cindy Sherman, Jenny Holzer, Matthew Barney, Barbara Kruger and Chris Ofili as well as young artists like Urs Fischer, Rashid Johnson, Diana Al-Hadid and Frank Benson.

What Does Christian Broda Do?

Christian Broda is one of the premier economists in the United States. He is currently the managing director at Duquesne Capital Management. Mr. Broda was previously a Professor of Economics at the world famous University of Chicago and completed his PHD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been published in numerous high level scholarly journals such as the American Economic Review and others. His profile in the media is also very strong and he has done guest appearances and contributes regularly to different forms of media. While Christian Broda is very successful his field of study seems to mystify many Americans. Let’s take a look at what exactly Mr. Broda does as an economist.

Put in simple terms an economist is an individual who examines the connection between the world’s resources and what human societies do with those resources. This goes for how much resources we put into projects and activities and how much we get out of those activities and how it affects the daily lives of individuals and the environment and systems that surround us. Economists help to shape our lives every day by influencing public policy makers and advising large organizations like companies, governments and others on the best way to utilize precious resources.

The vast majority of economists have some sort of relationship with governments. Either through training at public universities or by working directly with them. The reason for this is that governments worldwide have massive amounts of resources and need to know what the best way to use them will be. Ever since the early 1900s the government has hired about fifty percent of the economists in the United States at some point in their careers.

An economist will either hold a PHD like Mr. Broda or a Masters Degree. Typically economists have a great deal of education completed due to the complexity of the issues they face. They need to analyze the inputs and outputs of an economy and how all of those things will affect the day to day lives of all of us. For those economists who do not work for the government there is plenty of work in the private sector and with the media as Mr. Broda has done. The path Christian Broda has taken with his career is one of the best ways an economist can go. Having studied at some of the best educational institutions for economics and working in capital markets and the media is one of the pinnacles of the profession.

When it comes down to it economists simply observe and analyze the things we take for granted every day through the lenses of currency and mathematics. They help us to understand complex systems in our lives and the lives of others globally.

The Good of Stephen Murray

While fortune.com’s Stephen Murray CCMP Capital‘s CEO is no longer living to see all the good he has done in the world, he did prove to be an extremely efficient business professional. He went on to do great things throughout the business world and while he died at the age of 53, he did manage to leave his mark on the company and professionals around him.

Stephen Murray attended college at Boston College and eventually graduated with a degree in economics in 1984. While working, he returned to school and obtained his master’s degree from Columbia Business School, specializing in business administration. Stephen Murray did not just go to school though. He also interned and worked as well. After grading from Boston College, he worked with Manufacturers Hanover Corporation and eventually went to join up with the company’s equity devision after finishing his time with Columbia. During this time, he learned about the leveraged financial unit and watched the company purchase several other larger institutions, including Chemical Bank. The equity firm of Manufacturers Hanover went on to merge with Chemical Venture Partners and Chase Manhattan Corporation. Over the next decade, the company merged and purchased multiple other companies in the industry, so Stephen Murray learned all the ins and outs of this process.

Due to his interaction with these mergers and buyouts, he went to become the head of JP Morgan Partners’ buyout sector. From there, Stephen Murray eventually went on to co-found CCMP Capital, which became part of JP Morgan Chase as well. By 2007, he obtained the title of CEO of the company as well.

Stephen Murray did not just work with JP Morgan and CCMP though. He worked on the board of directors for some of the largest companies in the world. Some of these companies includes Aramark, the outdoor outfitter Cabela’s, The Vitamin Shoppe, Warner Chilcott, Legacy Hospital Partners, not to mention one of the largest cinema companies in the world AMC Entertainment. Being on the board of directors for all of these different companies kept Stephen Murray extremely busy, but it did not prevent him from giving back and from helping out some of the non profit organizations close to his heart.

Some of the non profit organizations Stephen Murray went on to work with included the Make A Wish Foundation out of New York City. He also donated back to Boston College and the Columbia Business School to name a few.

Investing Banking For Retirement

All people need to have a life investment plan. This plan should include a savings plan when they are young that allows them to pay off any debt they may have as a result of prior issues such left over student debt from their initial education. They should also focus attention on building long term stability in life such as buying a first house. Creating a base of fiscal stability is highly important in life at this point in time. A basic financial plan will include other important skills such as providing the person with chance to begin both a basic emergency nest egg for short term needs and a longer investment horizon that is focused on issues such as retirement for the person and their spouse.

As people age, they will want to begin focusing closely on all their retirement plans. Retirement is something that most Americans can look forward at some point in their lives. The average American will be able to collect social security but this may leave gaps in their retirement funding. This is why people start a retirement savings plan. Many such plans are available to the average person via their workplace. People are often able to dedicate a specific portion of their funds to the creation of a retirement fund that has many kinds of tax advantages and allows them to save for retirement far more easily than many might have expected otherwise.

Working with an investment banker can help the person saving for retirement and plan out such long term goals. People such as Kenneth C. Griffin can show the person who is looking to plan for retirement how best to do with the right mix of investment choices for their specific needs and plans. Kennth Griffin is one of the most successful investors in the entire history of the United States. This Harvard grad has been interested in investing since he was in his teens. His work in this field has led to enormous gains in this field and made him one of the world’s richest men. His management of various investment funds has helped him provide growth for those looking to do well in the market nad work closely with the stock market to enjoy a great deal of financial success.

Planning for retirement can take many years. Investors who are within a few years of retirement will want to consider carefully evaluating all aspects of their current portfolio and doing their best to help reduce any potential for loss. Many people will do better to keep their investments in stocks that are very ssafe such as blue chip stocks. The investor approaching retirement may also want to consider investing in other types of investments such as bonds and treasury bills. Most investors will also wnat to keep at least a portfolio in stocks that are likely to generate dividends and also have potential for growth as the person ages in order to help them keep with potential losses from inflation.

FreedomPop Turns Heads with New UK Expansion

It isn’t easy being innovative, especially not in one of the most crowded developing markets on Earth. Yet somehow the team at FreedomPop has managed to continually turn heads with their freemium mobile carrier network. FreedomPop was established back in 2012 in Los Angeles with the intent of becoming a completely free service at its core, with optional upgrades elsewhere for those who wanted more out of their mobile phone. Since then the company has become one of the biggest names in the market and now they are reaping the benefits. Right now FreedomPop has set their eyes on taking over the UK market, and they look primed to make it happen.

The United Kingdom has always been one of the most competitive markets for mobile phones in all of Europe. With basic plans comparable to more expensive American plans, FreedomPop had to bring in the goods in a way that would allure new customers to their product. FreedomPop has already established their name state side but doing it over seas could prove to be difficult. That is why FreedomPop isn’t holding back at all as they launch their core program in the UK.

To open up service in the UK the team at FreedomPop decided to offer what amounts to a basic UK plan — completely free. Subscribers get 200 minutes of voice, 200 text messages, and 200 MB of total data. This is equivalent to the most basic UK plan but it comes at no expense to subscribers. Right now the plan is only available through a SIM card but FreedomPop has designs on getting their personal brand of phones up and running soon overseas. Alongside the core plan the team is also planning on launching the Jetsetter traveling program. Jetsetter gives subscribers who travel a boost of roaming mobile data that will be usable in over 20 countries.

So how does FreedomPop get away with offering a free program at their core? Well, as it turns out it comes through distribution. FreedomPop is able to get their hands on data from Samsung at wholesale prices. From there the company passes on the savings to their customers, relying on the few who want to upgrade their service in order to make a profit. While it sounds unfathomable at best, the deal has been working and now FreedomPop is rounding the corner on over one million subscribers here in the US.

Five Must Read Brazilian Authors

Although it may seem unexpected, Brazil has a strong writing culture that has produced a number of brilliant writers. Brazil has a cultural background that is made up of European settlers, African slaves, and Native Americans that brings about its distinct flavor in literature. Next time you pick up a book be sure to check out these five authors.

 

Machado de Assis (1839-1908)

 

Machado was of mixed-race and contributed to progressing society during a time when slavery was still accepted. Considered one the prominent writers in Brazilian literature, Machado is most known for is piece Epitaph of a Small Winner (1881). The novel encompasses the memoirs of a dead man on his rather normal life with philosophical digressions and cheerful insights.

 

Jorge Amado (1912-2001)

 

Amado was one of Brazil’s most beloved authors and has a number of works that gained both wide spread appeal to the masses and critics alike. Some of his more famous works include Captains of the Sands (1937), Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon (1958), and Dona Flor and her Two Husbands (1966). Each of the former mentioned titles are contemporary classics in Brazilian literature. His stories were so popular that they some of them were adapted for both television and movies with the most notable being Dona Flor and her Two Husbands.

 

Rubem Fonseca (1925-)

 

Rebum Fonseca uses his life work to draw on experience for the creation of short stories he has written during his life time. As a former policeman and state prosecutor, Fonseca became a master of storytelling crime fiction in an urban setting. He has recently had two of his more popular short story collections, Take and Other Stories (2008) and Crimes of August (2014), translated into English.

 

Paulo Coelho (1947-)

 

Likely Brazil’s best-selling author ever, Paulo found success after a very interesting life that led him from a mental institution to a career as a musician and songwriter to his ultimate goal of being a writer. His most notable works include The Alchemist (1984) and By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept (1994).

 

Jaime Garcia Dias (1970-)

 

A newer up and coming writer, Jaime Garcia Dias  (LinkedIN)has established himself in the literary world with a collection of awards for his works. Most recently he has received the ABC Award of Brazilian Fiction. The author (Twitter) began his writing career at the young age of 15 years old with his inspiration coming from his father who was also a writer and journalist. He has now published a total of 20 books during his writing career. Five of those have received awards: Fell from Heaven, Two Ways, Canal, Clouds,and Tiny.

 

Many Vietnam Vets Have Don’t Qualify for Agent Orange Compensation

In 1991, a law was passed that presumed all veterans who set foot in Vietnam were exposed to a chemical compound called Agent Orange. The law entitled all those veterans to be eligible for certain compensation due to their exposure to this toxic chemical which was formulated to bring the leaves off of trees and expose the Vietnamese enemies.
In a research funded by Bruce Levenson it shoes that not all Vietnam vets set foot on the soil of the country. Some are considered to be ‘brown water veterans’ and they fought for our countries from vessels in the murky river waters in enemy territory. Those brown water veterans qualify for benefits due to their exposure to agent
orange, but there is a group of veterans from the Vietnam era that have yet to receive compensation for their exposure to chemical weaponry. That group is known as the ‘blue water navy veterans’.
The blue water navy veterans spent their fighting time out on the ocean water in navy vessels surrounding Vietnam and the government won’t give the veterans any Agent Orange compensation unless they can prove they spent time on the rivers or land of Vietnam. There are an estimated 90,000 blue water navy veterans that currently don’t qualify for compensation.

FreedomPop Is A Unique Company

As noted by Fortune, FreedomPop is a company that is trying to do something different. They are offering people a free mobile plan.

It was recently reported on Fortune that the company had been considering selling out for a while, but then they were able to raise enough money to keep going on their own. And, not just some money, but $30 million dollars. There are obviously some people who really believe in this company and all that it is doing. There are some people who believe that it is going to continue to grow over the next year.

Already, FreedomPop is expanding across the globe. They are doing great things for themselves. They are using the money that they have earned wisely. And, maybe they will decide to keep going on their own. Maybe they won’t ever sell out.

This company is truly unique, and it will be interesting to keep watching them and to see how much they grow. They have earned $30 million recently, so they are obviously well liked already. When they expand into new places, will they be just as liked and loved there? I guess we will just have to wait and see what becomes of this unique company.