Monthly Archives: April 2017

Arthur Becker and the Ability to Combine Technology and Real Estate

It takes a true marketing and entrepreneurship genius to be able to mix together real estate and technology. They are two very different industries and they are something that people need to try different things to be able to get into. Arthur Becker was not only able to bridge the very large gap between them but he was also able to combine them and be successful at it. As an entrepreneur, he did what he could to offer more to the people who he worked with. While Arthur Becker was in the different areas that he worked in, he showed people time and again that he could truly be successful. While he didn’t necessarily come up with a cure for cancer and other diseases, he worked with the biological technology that allowed people to learn more about the options that were included with the different things that he could do for his business.

Despite the fact that Arthur Becker was doing what he could to make things better for his business, he wanted to take a break from it. He had seen a lot of success, had learned more about the options that he had and enabled himself to make things better for the people who he was working with. It gave him a chance to be able to have more opportunities and to make more money. All the time that he was doing this, he was also making money for himself which was a great difference compared to the options that he had in the past. Click here to know more.

Since Arthur Becker was doing what he could to be able to try new things and to do more with the business that he had. It was something that gave him the chance to try more and to show people what they too could be able to do. Even while he is working at Madison Partners, he is working hard to show off the skills that he has. He doesn’t do it to gloat but he does it to create opportunity for others. If he can do it, so can everyone else who wants to.

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Todd Lubar

Inspiration From Todd Lubar’s Interview With Ideamensch
Todd Lubar is the president of TDL Global Ventures. He also works at his company, Legendary Properties as its Senior Vice President. He is known for being one of the best mortgage originators in the US. He has been ranked as such for many consecutive times. His prominence in the finance and real estate industry led to Ideamensch booking an interview with him.

During the interview, Lubar talked of how he came to start TDL. He stated that in his 20-year career, he had noted that there were many barriers that hindered people from accessing loans. And, because he had always felt the need to come up with solutions to help his community, Todd Lubar decided to start a company that would remove some of these barriers and make loans more accessible.

During the interview, he gave word of advice to all upcoming entrepreneurs. He said that one has to have the will to do something, otherwise even with a million ideas one will never be successful. Lubar is a strong believer on the saying that where there is a will there is a way.

He also advised entrepreneurs to be heavily invested in all activities in their businesses. He said that as for him, he has to be aware of what is going on in every level of his business. It is only if one does this that they are able to make informed decision for their business.

It is important that you have a bigger picture. This will keep you going even when your business routine has become monotonous. It is also important that you work really hard until you cannot work anymore. And, once you are tired rest then work some more. It is only by hard work that you will achieve your dreams.

Todd Lubar has established a routine that makes his days productive. He has two kids and strives to take breakfast with them every other day. After that, he takes a few minutes for exercise. Exercise makes him have the energy that he need to go through the day.

Bruce Levenson Expands On The Work Of The Do Good Institute

The Bruce Levenson funded “Do Good Institute” at the University of Maryland has been growing at a rapid rate over the last few years as students from across the campus are becoming involved in the best possible forms of philanthropy and not for profit leadership. Beginning life as a single school offering ‘Philanthropy 101″ as its only class, the “Do Good Institute” is now well known across the campus as it offers a range of educational options including a major in not for profit leadership. https://www.benzinga.com/news/17/03/9165680/university-of-marylands-non-profit-initiative-is-changing-higher-education

Not only does the “Do Good Institute” offer a range of options for educating students interested in developing their philanthropic skills, but the goals of the institute include engaging as many students on campus as possible in philanthropic endeavors; by engaging students from across campus in philanthropy the hope is they will remain involved in not for profit programs long into the future. The UCG founder hopes the “Do Good Institute” at the University of Maryland campus will be the first of many that open across the U.S. as the model for education proves an ever increasing success.

Over the course of his life the Forbes listed Bruce Levenson has done much to push forward many good causes, during his decade in charge of the Atlanta Hawks as the public face of the ownership consortium Levenson took part in programs for the Hoop Dreams and Make A Wish foundations. As one of the main donors towards the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. Bruce Levenson has done much to bring attention to the issue of the Holocaust and his own Jewish heritage; Levenson has supported the Jewish Birthright groups and was one of the signatories of a letter to the Israeli Prime Minister calling for a peaceful end to the conflict with Palestine to be sought for the good of both nations.

George Soros, Shaping the Future

George Soros has made a name for himself. He is often known for supporting human rights initiatives and good governance all over the world. George Soros was born in Hungary during the Nazi occupation of the Hungarian territories. He fled Hungary to England where he enrolled in the London School of Economics. He got a job as a finance officer at a merchant bank.

According to Forbes, he relocated to New York where he started his hedge fund in 1969 with $ 12 million after joining Wall Street. After a while, the firm was re-branded to Quantum Fund. Years later, Soros still command respect in the investment industry through Soros Fund Management. Through his family office, he owns $30 billion in assets. Soros hired Dawn Fitzpatrick, one of the most prominent women in Wall Street, to manage his Soros Fund Management as its Chief Investment Officer. Since 2000, Fitzpatrick is the seventh CIO. He is also a supporter of the liberal causes and has been a fierce critic of Donald Trump and his policies.

During 2016 United States Elections, Soros re-emerged by giving financial support to the Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates and the top bogeyman of conservatives. According to the information obtained from the Federal Election Commission and Soros’s associates through interviews and Democratic fundraising operatives, Soros gave over $25 million to Democratic Party causes. Soros made about $ 24.9 billion through risky currency trading and was expected to provide even more before the voting day.

It was during this particular election period that Soros seemed to have a renewed enthusiasm and combination of faith in Clinton’s candidacy and the pessimism of the GOP candidate rival Donald Trump, whom Soros accused of doing the hard work for ISIS by cultivating fear. According to Soros’ political adviser Michael Vachon, Soros had been giving financial support to the Democratic causes. However, in 2016 stakes seemed to have gone very high. He added that even before Donald Trump being confirmed as GOP candidate, the stakes were high. Vachon highlighted that the other side became opposed to many issues that George cared about and has made efforts to improve for many years. These items include the immigration reforms, religious tolerance and justice reforms.

Read more on Snopes about George Soros.

The 2016 motivation by George Soros to contribute toward the Democratic causes are similar to those in 2004. Soros was genuinely motivated by the opposition to the Iraq War and other Bush Administration policies which led him to support the liberal groups and John Kerry’s unsuccessful challenge to Bush’s return to power. Soros’ powerful inflammatory rhetoric accompanied the spending; he stated that the Bush administration was similar to the Nazis and insisted that defeating Bush as a “matter of life and death.” His opponents attacked him viciously by casting him as self-hating Jew amongst others. Despite the personal attacks on him, Soros has always been committed towards making life better through reforms. Read more on NYTimes.com.

Could Warren Buffett Be Wrong?

Tim Armour offers an opinion that differs from that of Warren Buffett, arguably one of the most highly successful investors.

It is the opinion of Mr. Buffett that for most people they will have more successful investing if they simply invest in an index fund, such as the S&P 500. While there is no arguing about the success of that idea, it is not the most successful way to invest money. Mr. Armour humbly offers the argument that low cost funds that have high investment buy-in by their managers will outperform the S&P 500 over time. It is a time proven and compelling argument that any investor should investigate.

Tim Armour was elected chairman of the board to Capital Group on July 28, 2015. At the time of the election Tim Armour was already serving as chairman of the management committee. Tim was given the promotion after the passing away of former chairman Jim Rothenberg. He was supported during this transition by the other senior committee members at that time.

Currently Tim serves as the chairman, Director, and Principal Executive Officer at Capital Group. He joined the Capital Group Companies in 1983 in their associates program after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Middlebury College. During his time at The Capital Group he also served as an Equity Investment Analyst in communications. All of this coupled together provides Tim with a very deep well of investment knowledge.

The rise of Thor

Imagine looking up and seeing the horrors of the world and thinking about what can be done. There are people who take action in some way or another, Thor is that kind of person.

Thor is a film producer who is focused on the issue of human rights. One of his best-known works of art is Freedom’s Fury and he is currently working on The Moon is a Harsh Mistress which is an adaptation of a Robert A. Heinlein’s science fiction novel. It is hard to remove Thor from his human rights advocacy because it informs all of his work. Since March 2004, Thor Halvorssen has been on the Board of Advisers for FIRE, which is a human rights movement that is working around the world to fight for freedom of choice and freedom from tyranny.

In 2009, Halvorssen founded Oslo Freedom Forum, which is a global gathering and participation of human rights activist from around the world. Oslo Freedom Forum has even been called the “Gathering of Heroes” by news editorials around the world. The main goal is to make sure that the agenda of human rights is not being brushed off or put to the side. There are too many people that are suffering from various human rights abuses, Thor Halvorssen wants to make sure that voices are being heard from inside the struggles.

The Children’s Peace Movement is also a project near and dear to Thor. He is always looking to expand his role in human rights initiatives, especially those involving children. There is also a documentary that has been produced that speaks to the involvement of children in human-trafficking that helps in the Children’s Peace Movement.

Other works that Thor has been credited with as producer are Indoctrinate U, Hammer & Tickle,and The Sugar Babies. The topics ranged from documentary on the left-wing anti-intellectual movement to human-trafficking. The horrors of human crises seems to be an overwhelming concern for Thor. It is possible that as the need for such information is being written by others and produced by Thor Halvorssen, many of these issues will start enlisting champions willing to fight alongside others already in the fight.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thor-halvorssen for more.