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Luiz Carlos Trabuco: The Sociologist That Made It As A Banking Executive

Luiz Carlos Trabuco is a mystifying figure. The quiet and thoughtful individual is a trained sociologist but also happens to be one of best bankers in Brazil. In fact, he is the current President and Executive Vice President of the second largest private bank in the country, Bradesco. A look through his career path and list of accolades paints a man that is larger than life. However, in person, he is quite measured in his speaking and instead prefers to listen.

That is not to say that he is sluggish or lazy: far from it. He famed for working 12-hours a day and is respected as one of the shrewdest banking executives, having overseen massive financial transactions such as the $5.2 acquisition of HSBC Brazil. While his academic background says otherwise, there is no denying that Luiz Carlos Trabuco was tailor-made for the Brazilian banking industry.

Professional Journey
Luiz Carlos Trabuco began working at Bradesco in 1969, aged only 18. His first job at the bank was that of a clerk, but he quickly rose up the ranks and by 1985 headed his own department – the marketing department. After eight impressive years at the department, he was promoted to managing executive director of one of the bank’s subsidiaries. A stint as the executive vice president of another of the bank’s subsidiaries, insurance company Bradesco Seguros then followed. Four years later, he assumed the top position as the president of the insurer. In the six years that he held this position, he managed to solidify the insurer’s dominant position in the market while still doubling is net value to R$ 78 billion in 2008.

Owing to his successful tenure at Bradesco Seguros, Luiz Carlos Trabuco was personally handpicked by the Bradesco board to replace his retiring predecessor, Marcio Cypriano. Since becoming the president of Bradesco, he has not disappointed. He has grown the bank’s total asset value to about $400 billion through a raft of strategic moves. For instance, in his first year of taking office, he kicked off an organic growth strategy that would see the bank open up 211 new branches by the end of 2009. Additionally, he has been quick to act when viable acquisition opportunities have presented themselves, as was the case during the aforementioned multibillion-dollar purchase of HSBC in 2015.

Read more: Trabuco to Take Over the Presidency of Bradesco’s Board

Honors

Going as far back to his time as the head of Bradesco Seguros, Luiz Carlos Trabuco has been the recipient of numerous individual accolades. His first award came in 2003 when he was recognized as the insurance personality of the year by Coverage Magazine, in only his first year at Bradesco Seguros. This had followed a strategic undertaking to expand the insurer’s agent network that was quickly paying dividends. He was again presented with the same award in 2006, becoming the only individual to twice receive the title of insurance personality of the year. Two other awards also followed in 2006, including the business personality of insurance award from the Association of Sales and Marketing Officers of Brazil (ADVB). In 2009, it was his hometown, Marilia’s turn to honor him as he was awarded the title of meritorious citizen of the city. In more recent years, his most significant accolades include being included in the list of the best CEOs in Brazil by Forbes magazine.

Equally, Bradesco has been the recipient of a number of awards and honors during Luiz Carlos Trabuco’s tenure. For instance, a 2012 report published by Newsweek recognized the bank as the third greenest in the world and the greenest in the country.

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Helping Change Life Science, Dr. Scott Rocklage

Within the financial and investment realms there are many movers and shakers these days and so it becomes increasingly relevant when one of these so called movers and shakers does something out of the ordinary. Dr. Scott Rocklage is one of these people. He has been directly involved with over 15 different and successful healthcare based endeavors. Read more:Scott Racklage | Bloomberg and Idea Mensch | Scott Rocklage

Dr. Rocklage received his B.S. In Chemistry from the University of California, Berkley and then went on to receive his PhD in Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at which point he was able to conduct research within the laboratory of Dr. Richard R. Schrock, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2005.

He has been published in over one hundred peer-reviewed publications and has been either the direct inventor or co-inventor of over 20 U.S. patents.

Currently Dr. Rocklage is the manager of 5am Ventures, so named because it is focused on the start-up phases of business which is generally regarded as the “early stage” and 5:00a.m. Is most certainly early in the day. 5Am Ventures is a venture capital firm that focuses on life sciences and healthcare.

The day to day life of Dr. Rocklage is far from ordinary. Some days are spent studying and researching new breakthroughs in the areas of healthcare and life science while other days are spent entirely by working on a company’s portfolio while yet other days may be consumed by board meetings.

It is abundantly clear that through the leadership of Dr. Rocklage, 5am Ventures LLC has risen to become on of the top venture capital firms for healthcare and life sciences. He has well over 3 decades of experience and expertise in the field and brings all of that knowledge to work with him every day.

Dr. Rocklage joined 5am Ventures in 2003 and then became a managing partner in 2004. Prior he served as Chief Executive Officer at EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals.

He has also served in one form of leadership capacity or another with Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Protana Inc., Amersham Health, Miikana Therapeutics Inc., Achogen Inc., as well as many more. His experience leading pharmaceutical and biology driven companies is unparalleled.

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Vijay Eswaran: Attitude, Service, and Success

Vijay’s life story is a testimony of just how far determination, perseverance, discipline, innovation, networking and out of the box thinking can transform your life. Vijay Eswaran, a one-time cab driver, is currently worth over 550 million dollars. Over the years he not only changed his life but that of the people working with him and communities.

Growing up, Vijay got accustomed to the notion that a regular nine-to-five job is a definite path to financial freedom. In this regard, he purposed to work hard in school and secure a quality education to ensure he lands a job in the attractive and well-paying corporate world. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://mlmnation.net/dato-vijay-eswaran-taxi-driver-worth-500-million-dollars-932/

As he pursued his Master degree, he became acquainted with network marketing and used it as means to earn extra income. As years went by his part time gig brought it more income than the regular job. After years of fighting with himself, he finally focused on MLM as his only source and revenue as it served all his interests.

Vijay’ Eswaran first worked with a foreign based company as a team leader. However, he later realized that the firm was not sustainable in the long run and would disadvantage his team members. Surprisingly, when he informed his team of the development, they encouraged him to start his own MLM enterprise.

The idea of positively influencing others motivated him to embark on creating his MLM company, the QI group. The pursuit to serve others enabled him to withstand the challenges he faced building the business. He also builds trust through open, transparent and authentic relationships.

The most rewarding experience in Vijay’s journey is the ability to offer others an opportunity to lead a better life. As a manager, he strives to give back to the people around him and help them succeed. Through his foundation, Vijay supports community initiatives in the arts, environment, and education. So far, he has provided over 1200 scholarship opportunities.

Further, Vijay allocates 60 minutes each morning for self-evaluation, re-energizing, strategizing, planning and meditating. Vijay also chose not to give up but instead focused primarily on his goal. He utilizes each day as if it is the last.

Jeremy Goldstein Gives Insight on Knockout Options

Stock options give an individual who is the buyer, the right to buy as well as sell stocks at a set time by the two parties. Usually, the trade is conducted at any time but must be within the jurisdiction of two consenting parties. In the past recent years, most corporations have dialed back the supply of stock options to employees based on a few unpleasant conditions in trade. Other firms stated that there was need to save company money. Factual as the reasons may be, there is more to it than meets the eye because some reasons are complex to comprehend in technical market terms.

 

Reasons for Dialing Back

 

 

Like any other investment, stock value may depreciate amounting to losses. This is a ticket to failure for most employees because it limits their options for investing in stock options. Eventually, business needs to make reports on the losses incurred with stockholders facing the risks associated with the projects.

 

  • Another reason that discourages employers from availing stock options in organizations is employees have tremendously become sensitive to the option of compensation. With the rise of economic downturns, the option is insignificant. A good example would be the casino tokens as the value of the investment.

 

  • The third and last option is stock options being a burden. The costs associated with the investment are higher than the accumulated benefits. Most employees consider the benefits lower than the high average salaries.

 

Advantages

 

  • Even with the risks associated with investing in stock options, there are advantages. One of the advantages includes using the method to compensate wages, equities as well as insurance.

 

  • Another advantage is the value added to the monthly earnings. However small, the value makes a difference. This is an incentive that encourages people to work harder by investing excellent customer service to attract as well as retain clients.

 

Generally, stock options can work for an organization if the right strategy is implemented. That is why it is vital to hire a professional investment advisor to offer candid insight on some of the appropriate strategies.

 

Jeremy Goldstein

 

Jeremy Goldstein is a prominent lawyer at Jeremy Goldstein & Associates. What began as a boutique is now prominent for offering advisory services to management teams and committees. With Jeremy Goldstein in charge, most organizations have thrived on successful financial advisory services thanks to his invaluable insight. Jeremy Goldstein is committed to offering the best investment insight based on the risks associated as well as the benefits to be reaped. Coupled with a knack for sensitive situations, Jeremy is focused on helping firms to succeed.

 

Read more at https://thereisnoconsensus.com/jeremy-goldstein-explains-knockout-options-help-employers/.

 

End Citizens United Announces New Endorsement

End Citizens United recently announced that they will be supporting Democratic candidate Doug Jones as he runs for the US Senate. Jones is running in the Alabama special election against Ray Moore. The ECU sees Moore as a flawed candidate, arguing that his racist motives will keep a corrupt system in Washington as status quo. The ECU feels that Moore would only be interested in serving special interest groups instead of the citizens.

The President of End Citizens United, Tiffany Mueller, believes that Moore’s values are different from America’s. A former US attorney, Jones is excited to work with End Citizens United. ECU feels that Jones has the ability to change the broken government system that places a higher emphasis on the wealthiest members of society.

ECU believes that Moore’s campaign is being endorsed by hate groups and other prejudice based organizations. Moore will use his senate seat to give these hate groups the power to make changes. ECU has alleged that Moore strives to repeal the Johnson Amendment and the right for same sex couples to get married. ECU is convinced that Jones will support the interest of the citizens whose opinions have been neglected. Jones and Moore are running in a special election to fill the vacated seat of Jeff Sessions, who was hired as the new US Attorney General.

About ECU

End Citizen United is a Political Action Committee that strives to fight against the effects of Citizens United. Citizens United helped establish that corporations are people and they have the ability to influence elections through their large incomes. End Citizens United is a symbol of the grassroots communities fighting back against billionaires who will try to basically buy elections. End Citizens United wants dialogue about the current political system, and will try to influence change by partnering with campaign finance reform candidates. EDU primarily supports democrats, as they are leading the fight against Citizens United. You can learn more about End Citizens United through Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Featured Endorsed Candidates

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren has consistently advocated for full transparency. Warren has also proposed laws that require public corporations to reveal their political spending habits. Warren has used her career to protect people from big bank fraud.

Elijah Cummings

Cummings is a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cummings has publicity supported financial regulatory reform.

Sherrod Brown

Brown has led the fight against Wall Street during the housing and health care crisis. Brown is a co-sponsor of the Democracy is strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Election.

Securus Technologies Helping Convict Dangerous Felons

When criminals want to keep the truth from authorities, they will go to great lengths to conceal evidence until they are allowed back on the streets. I work inside a very dangerous jail, and I can not tell you how many violent criminals are walking in and out of the jail because of overcrowded conditions and lack of evidence. It has come to the point that these inmates know how to work the system, knowing they will be right back on the streets before the calendar flips.

 

Although the inmates think this is a revolving door system, our prison has taken the initiative to put a stop to these violent offenders getting back on the street where they can hurt others. We recently contacted Securus Technologies to install their modern inmate telephone call monitoring system to try and give us an edge as far as catching inmates red-handed.

 

Securus Technologies currently has a team dedicated to making the world safer, and all thousand employees of that company have already installed the same monitoring system in well over two thousand jails in this country. The LBS software can monitor all the calls the inmates are making at the same time, picking out specific verbiage and alerting authorities.

 

To give you a clear understanding as to how this system has help convict dangerous felons, we only need to look at how things have changed in the last month. We recently had one convict placed in a cell, and he was adamant he would not be here long by the way he disrespected me and my fellow officers. He would make calls at night to his crew on the outside, bragging about his crime, about how he got away with it, about how he silenced all witnesses. His mouth and the call monitoring system assured his time in our prison was in fact lengthy.

 

Nathaniel Ru Incredible Administration of Sweetgreen, The Hospitality Masterpiece

Nathaniel Ru and his friends started a 560 square foot tavern on M street in the middle of the downtown area in Washington D.C. Six years later, it developed to become a 21-store farm-to-table style restaurant chain called Sweetgreen. Starting out was difficult, it took a couple of calls to convince the landlord to pick up and talk to them to organize a business meeting.

The owner saw something in the three young students from Georgetown University. She told them to get a financial advisor and an architect so that they can come up with a real plan, which they did.

Sweetgreen now has branches in the large cities and suburbs in the Northeast, New York, Boston just to name a few. They buy their produce from local farmers. This is the reason why their food remains fresh and healthy. They have a different way of doing things in marketing strategies and service offered to customers. Nathaniel Ru says that it doesn’t matter how many branches it has, each of them has to stick to the five core values of the enterprise.

The first core value is the notion of win situation in which for the company, community and customers have an equal stake. A win for one is a triumph for all. The second thing is a mentality of thinking sustainably. The third thing is to always be original in everything starting from the product. The Fourth is to add the Sweetgreen touch. Finally, he said that they had to make an outstanding impact on the society. Learn more about Nathaniel Ru: https://twitter.com/nathanielru and https://patch.com/california/across-ca/nathaniel-rus-vision-sweetgreen

The musical approach they brought to the business made them unique, and they were not only a restaurant but a lifestyle company. Sweetgreen has also partnered with health organizations such as gyms and has held Yoga classes in Washington D.C. They also direct customers to their partners who in turn send their clients to Sweetgreen. Ru says for the attainment of success, teamwork is a key actor which he has with his partners and also his employees.

Nathaniel Ru is an alumna of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of business, which he studied in 2007. Later that year he and his two friends partnered to start Sweetgreen, which has grown to become a chain of restaurants. In the year 2010, Ru started Sweetlife, the regions biggest music festival which attracts over 20,000 attendees. He is one of the successful entrepreneurs at a young age.

Daniel Taub – An Israeli Diplomat

Daniel Taub is a British writer, international lawyer, and Israeli diplomat. He worked as the Israel’s Ambassador to the UK for four years. Currently, Mr. Taub is the Director of planning and strategy at YHF (Yad Hanadiv Foundation). The foundation is based in Jerusalem, Israel. Mr. Daniel Taub was brought up in the Great Britain and completed his high school studies at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School.

He also attended Oxford and Harvard University, from where he received his Bachelor Degree in International Law. In 1989, Taub moved to the Israel, where he was recruited as a combat medic for IDF (Israel Defense Forces). He later served as the reserve officer in the international law division of the Israel Defense Force.

While working at the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Daniel held several political, legal, and diplomatic posts. By being an expert in the field of international law, Mr. Daniel specializes in the laws of war and counter-terrorism. Taub also worked as the Deputy Legal Advisor to the Foreign Ministry of Israel, a position, which he used to represent Israel in several multilateral fora. Read more: Daniel Taub – Crunchbase

Mr. Daniel was comprehensively involved in the peace negotiation process between Israel and Palestine, which he helped the two sides reached an agreement. He was also involved in the peace-talk between Syria and Israel.

Daniel Taub appointment as the Ambassador to the St James Court happened in 2011. This was an opportune moment for Taub to work in his country of origin. He was the second UK-born Israeli to be appointed as the Ambassador to Britain.

According to Daniel Taub, it was a privilege to raise his children in their motherland. A homeland that his family exiled for two millennia. For that reason, Daniel was aware of the great opportunities their family founded in Britain. Therefore, he was ready to express his appreciation by deepening the ties of cooperation between the UK and Israel.

By introducing the Bizcamp start-up competition, which also involved the cooperation of Google, Daniel Taub managed to bring a strong emphasis on technological links and trade. As a result, he was nominated for the GDIA (Grass-root Diplomat Initiative Award).

The period between 2011 and 2013, while Mr. Taub was still the Ambassador, the bilateral trade between the UK and Israel increased to eight billion dollars.

Apart from being a diplomat, Mr. Daniel is also public speaker and lecturer. He has featured in several television interviews including Sky News, BBC, CNN, Newsnight, and Hardtalk. He normally lectures in policy institutes and universities in Israel. Mr. Daniel is one of the regular public speakers at the Limmud conference, which occurs annually.

How Todd Lubar has changed the face of real estate investment

Lubar’s idea of empowering homes with smart technology

The smart home technology has been widely accepted in many homes in the United States. There are different options which are acceptable to the users regardless of the conditions. The smart home technology has developed a common ground for both the normal people and the ones living with disability to get to a common ground. According to Geeks News, in the technology, the users can control things in the house without having to get up. People can close and open doors using remotes. The lighting system of the house is connected to a smart phone app where the user only needs to install an app then his light control problems are solved. The house owner can turn on or off the lights of the house from his bed. The garage doors can be shut from the positions of comfort without any troubles. With this technology, there is a brighter future of housing developments.

The experience of Todd Lubar as an employee

Having done his undergraduate degree in speech communication from Syracuse University in 1987, Todd Lubar first became an employee at the Crestar Mortgage Corporation. Later in his career life, Todd landed another job in an insurance company. The two companies for which Lubar worked had different policies of how to deal with clients. In as much as Todd held the same position in the two companies, their means of operation were completely different. The difference in the relationship with the clients gave him an upper hand on how to handle his own. From this experience, Todd Lubar sharpened his skills on communication and how to work with different clients.

Todd Lubar as the CEO of TDL Global Ventures

Having gained sufficient experience on how to handle clients, Lubar saw a gap in the real estate sector. Several clients did not understand what to look for when investing. Lubar took the initiative of guiding different clients on the right investment choices. Currently, Todd is one of the biggest names in the real estate industry. He gives guidance to clients on their needs. Todd understands the requirements of each client and gives the appropriate advice.

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James Larkin helped workers through trade union

James Larkin was also known as Jim Larkin was a socialist, an activist and excellent labor organizer of Irish. He was born in Liverpool, England in the year 1876. He was the second born in a family that was living in a poverty life. They later moved to Barren.

Due to low living standard, he did not attend any quality formal education. Jim Larkin started working for odd and unprofessional jobs at his early age.

After his dad`s death, James was apprenticed to the business venture his father was working with before his death. He worked in the firm that his dad uses to work for two years before he was sacked. Jim Larkin later joined shipping jobs as a docker and a sailor. His hard work and determination made him be a signed the foreman position. Jim Larkin had great passion and love for socialism; therefore he joined Independent Labour Party and became a devoted member.

As an activist and a go getter, he participated in various strikes on the docks though it made him lose his job as a foreman. However, his participation in strikes did not go in vain. National Union of Dock Labourers was amazed by Jim act, and he was given the task of the union organizer.

In 1905 Jim Larkin concentrated in trade union organizer. He played vital roles in the union by ensuring integrity, equity and the welfare of the workers is checked by the employers thoroughly. His movement to Belfast in 1907 resulted in the establishment of Irish Labour Party and also the Workers` Union of Irelands.

Jim Larkin united the Protestant and Catholic employees. He could even convince workers in Royal Irish Constabulary to go for a strike so that their social-economic welfare can be checked. Jim Larkin was responsible for organizing workers in Dublin, Cork, and Waterford among other places to improve the employee’s lives. In Dublin, he focused more in unions.

He worked with NUDL before founding and establishing Irish Transport and General Workers` Union (ITGWU) which today goes by the name Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU). His experience in trade union and expertise in dealing with different social group enabled him to affiliate some branches of NUDL that were in Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Waterford, and Sligo.

His efforts rendered him in establishing a newspaper, The Irish Worker and People`s Advocate. The press was used by any union worker to advocate for their rights. The paper later transformed and changed its name to Ireland Echo. After co-founding Irish Labour Party in 1912, Jim Larkin was elected to Dublin Corporation.

Larkin succeeded in Dublin industrial disputes which were an alternative to strikes and job boycotting. Jim united both the unskilled workers and the skilled workers. He was behind the Dublin lockout which made the ITGWU fall apart. James moved to the US to raise the money to fund the organization. In America, he identified himself with various trade union and even became the member.