The Uppercase Capital Group

Timothy Armour is man’s man. Not only is he the chairman, he is the Equity Portfolio Manager and Principal Executive Officer for Capital Research and Management Company. Shortly after graduating from Middlebury College, he began his career at The Capital Group Companies Inc. in 1983.

With a career spanning over 30 years, it would be foolhardy to say he is inexperienced. He is definitely someone who knows a thing or two about investing. In an interview with Financial Times, Armour stated “People shouldn’t stand for benchmark returns because there are alternatives out there that are much better.” He also encouraged investors not to settle for average investing returns and believes changes in the post-Trump market are real. Time and time again, Tim has proven himself as an asset and not a liability. For years, he served as a key deputy to to Mr. Rothenberg.

Currently, Tim is based out in Los Angeles, California. With years of experience, Mr. Armour has put his years of experience to use. Surely, Tim Armour knows the the company in and out. In fact, he spent his entire career there. In the first half of 2015, Capital’s mutual finds brought in more money than any other group. In that same time period, Capital drew in around 17 billion dollars. In July of 2015, Armour was named as chairman of Capital Group. Not only was it expected, it was well deserved. After partnering with Samsung Management, Tim said “The broader plan is to co-design investment solutions.”

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Troy McQuagge Wins Highly Coveted Award

Troy, the CEO of USHEALTH Group, Inc. was recently given a major award in recognition of his professional excellence. He was named Gold Winner of the CEO of the Year award. The award was part of the highly coveted One Planet Awards. A premier global awards program that honors professional and business excellence. The awards program is open to organizations from all over the globe. It is open to organizations of all manner including private and public, non-profit and for-profit, small, large, and startups.

Troy’s History with the Company

Troy joined the company in 2010 and immediately began the arduous task of transforming the company. His first act of transformation at the company was to rebuild its distribution agency, USHEALTH Advisors. Due to the success that he enjoyed with the agency, he was promoted to CEO and President of the USHEALTH Group in 2014. Since he took the reins of leadership, the company has enjoyed growth, success, and profitability that have no precedence.

What He Had to Say about the Award

Troy McQuagge said that he was honored to receive such a prestigious award from One Planet Awards. He also mentioned that the award was not just his as an individual. Rather, it belonged to everyone at USHEALTH Group Inc. It was a testament to the fact that the company was committed to solving the problem of affordability in the health care sector. By clinching the award, it was proof that their model of increasing healthcare as needs grew was working.

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What is the One Planet Awards?

The awards program recognizes companies that excel in business and in professionalism. The awards are conferred in various categories and sections such as teams, executives, new services and products, Corporate Communications, PR, Marketing, and organizations globally.

About USHEALTH Group, Inc.

The company is an insurance holding company that has its headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. It has a focus on providing innovative health care for those that have pursued self-employment and for owners of small businesses. The company aims to combine that the talents of its agents and employees to market profitable insurance products combined with great customer service.

About Troy McQuagge

Troy joined USHEALTH Group, Inc. in 2010 as the President and CEO of USHEALTH Advisors, LLC. In 2013, he was promoted to the position of VP and Chief Marketing Officer of USHEALTH Group, Inc. A few months later, he was promoted to the position of President and CEO. He began his career in 1983 at Allstate insurance Company. Later on, he joined UGA, the insurance agency for UICI as its President. Under his leadership, the agency set numerous records. He is a holder of a B.A. from the University of Central Florida, which he acquired in 1983.Find Tory on Facebook.

 

George Soros Business Insider Recap

George Soros the billionaire investor, philanthropist, and an author has never supported Donald Trump. His distrust of Donald Trump started long before the President of the United States was elected. He is a Democrat who supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, and his thinking about then President-elect Trump have not changed. His comments while attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland about the future under Trump published on Business Insider, the online newspaper.

To say George Soros does not like Donald Trump would be putting it mildly, in his Davos comments Soros refers to Trump as a con-man, an imposter on nytimes.com, and a would-be dictator who didn’t expect to win in the first place. Soros is a Hungarian immigrant and Holocaust survivor who thinks Trump would run the country like a dictatorship if he thought he could get away with it, this would be a worse case scenario, and our strong US institutions will prevent it from happening. George Soros feels Trump’s ideas are self-contradictory and those same contradictions epitomize his advisors. Uncertainty is high because no one knows for sure how Trump is going to perform because he hasn’t thought anything through.

In January of this year, Business Insider published another essay from George Soros. It is the holiday message he had sent to his friends before Donald Trump was elected president and he decided to share it with the rest of the world. It opens with a short history of himself, describing what happened before becoming one of the most successful businessmen in the world. He draws the distinction between the two kinds of political regimes on Politico. In the first, officials elected and duty bound to do the people’s will, in the second rulers manipulate their subjects to serve their will. Soros refers to this as an open society versus a closed society. He believes such societies are at risk with the emergence of fascist dictatorships and mafia states. He attributes this to the feeling of many, convinced that elites have stolen their democracy and explains globalization on Forbes and how it has contributed to the unrest felt by so many of the electorate in Europe as well as The United States. This unrest is starting to threaten democracies in Europe and the Unites States.

He cites our recent election of Donald Trump as an example. George Soros is dismayed by Trump’s behavior and the people who surround him describing them as incompetent extremists and retired generals; concerned the US will be preoccupied with internal struggles while Trump allows dictators to carry on, virtually unchallenged. His deal making and supposed attention to protecting principles will, unfortunately, make him even more popular with his core constituency. That said, because of our Constitution and institutions, our democracy will prevail. George Soros predicts Trump will fail.

George Soros believes his supporting of charitable organizations is as big a part of his life as investing and making money. In his lifetime he has donated over $12 billion to charitable organizations and individuals. His generosity has contributed to open government’s, expanding freedom of expression throughout the world.

A Preview Into The Life Of Don Ressler And His Success In Entrepreneurship

Don Ressler represents few entrepreneurs who celebrate the success they have been able to earn for coming up with unique ideas. He has been in the business arena for more than 15 years and most of the ideas he came up with grew to become profitable and a success. Don Ressler does his things with a lot of passion and whenever he puts his mind to pursuing something, he makes sure the path leads him to access what he wants.

When he entered into business, he began with launching FitnessHeaven.com, which was a perfect platform for him to understand about business and what entrepreneurship entails on huffingtonpost.com. The company was struggling in the first few years after inception and offered him a chance to interact with different market forces. He was able to understand how to manage a business in the highly competitive environment and the little success he managed to get was a major motivating factor for his next idea.

After several years running FitnessHeaven.com, he decided to the company over to another entrepreneur in 2001. Intermix Media took over FitnessHeaven.com and this transaction also allowed Don Ressler to have some time with Adam Goldenberg, the then COO of Intermix Media. They decided to try out an idea together, which saw the establishment of Alena Media.

Alena Media was a great idea since few companies offered advertising services for online-based businesses at http://brandettes.com/interviews/don-ressler-of-fabletics/. It was able to earn revenue to the tune of millions in three years after its launch. In 2005, they were approached by News Corp and they sold Alena Media in a bid to raise capital for a bigger plan.

With capital and exceptional experience, they founded Intelligent Beauty in 2008. The company deals in beauty products on TechStyle.com and offers several categories where buyers can choose whatever items they want. It is one of the most stable businesses they founded.

About JustFab
JustFab came as a unique idea that offers buyers a chance to subscribe to a service that allows them to set preferences while also getting amazing deals on LinkedIn. The company was launched on a huge platform and the funds they had were not sufficient, so they went ahead and applied for $33 million in 2011 with Matrix Ventures to facilitate the development of the company’s infrastructure. In 2012, they applied for $76 more that would be used to develop the company to serve Germany, Canada and the UK.

Eric Pulier; Leading Philanthropist and Nationwide Health Care Supporter

Born and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey. Eric Pulier started his love for programming at an early age. In the fourth grade, Eric began his upward decent into the world of programming and by the time he was in high school, he started his own database computer company. Eric went on to attend Harvard University in 1984 and majored in the background of English and American Lit. He became an editor and started writing for the Harvard Crimson as well as taking classes through his local neighboring school, MIT. He then went on to graduate Magnum Cum Laude in 1988.

Eric Pulier then moved to Los Angeles in the year 1991 where he started a group called People doing Things, a company in which health care is addressed as well as education and a number of other issues. In 1994, he began an interactive agency called Digital Evolution. This company then went on to merge with US Interactive LLC in the year 1998. He then started the effort of Starbright World, a social network privately owned and operated for chronically ill children in which they can chat, blog, and make posts about meeting others who are just like themselves.

In the year 1997, the Presidential Inaugural Committee opted to have Eric create and execute a new presidential technology in Washington D.C. where the exhibit would be known as “The Bridge to the 21st Century” and soon after, he then went onto help with the once vice president, Al Gore’s health care forum. He made advisements to the health care and technology initiative forum. He became an active supporter in the Clinton Global Initiative as well.

Through many non-profit organizations, Eric Pulier spends a good amount of time on committees such as the board of X-Prize Foundation where a competition is lead to help solve some of the greatest challenges against humanity. The Painted Turtle camp which is for kids who have a chronic illness is another one as well as many other organizations.

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8 Rules For Young Entrepreneurs In Panama Recap

As the Venezuelan economy craters, many young and entrepreneurial Venezuelans are looking abroad to launch their careers. But many have little information about how business is done outside of Venezuela. Adrián José Velasquez Figueroa is a Venezuelan who has lived in Panama for over 25 years, where he has achieved remarkable success.

Here are his eight simple rules he advises Venezuelans so they can find success in Panama.



1. Find your niche. Take into account your university major, your interests and your work experience. Then, carve out an area of business where you have inherent expertise. If you stay confident, you can become successful in no time.



2. Do business over the internet on withknown.com. The internet allows entrepreneurs to stay flexible. With its high speed internet access, Panama is the perfect place to launch a business over the web. 



3. Network. Find someone who’s hardworking and whose strengths complement yours. Work together and your business will be stronger for it.



4. Don’t worry about your academic record on es-la.facebook.com. Believe it or not, many entrepreneurs weren’t particularly good students. So, if you’ve got a business idea, run with it. Just find a lawyer to help you with contract details. 



5. Get ready to work hard. Learn as much as possible about your industry and stay up to date on it. Map out clear goals and take steps to achieve them.



6. Lessen costs. The one thing you don’t want is a ton of overhead costs. Instead, team up with other entrepreneurs to share things like office space and Internet connection. Also, stay away from large capital investments.



7. Don’t become discouraged by failure. Concentrate on what your competitors get wrong and try to do those things right. Accept critiques and criticism wherever you can find them. You need to develop thick skin.



8. Find a mentor. Find someone with extensive experience in your industry and try to cultivate them as someone you can go to for advice. They will steer you around many potential mistakes and you’ll see your career advance much faster.

Adrián José Velasquez Figueroa is a prominent member of the Panamanian business community. He has a reputation for launching and growing businesses, mentoring budding entrepreneurs and searching for ways to improve Panama’s economy. A native of Venezuela, Figueroa is the treasurer, director, and president of five different Panamanian companies. He first became an executive in 2011. 


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Keith and Keely Mann Work To Change Lives

Micheal Jackson said a long time ago that he believed that the children are our future and that if we must teach them well and let them lead the way and when I first heard the song I actually thought it was cliché. Yes kids are the future and yes they could potentially make a big impact on the world but what are we really doing to make them better? How can we make children better if we ourselves lack education? If we ourselves lack the knowledge needed to be successful? Pretty legitimate question if you ask me. After all, knowledge is power right?

Recently two of my mentors Keith and Keely Mann who I believe made an impact in my educational journey announced that they were partnering with my alma mater Uncommon Schools to give out a once in a life time scholarship. This scholarship was created to help students who wanted to attend college be able to without having to worry about the additional cost. In order to be eligible you must simply write an essay about how receiving this scholarship will impact your life. Winners will be selected and will be awarded scholarships. Who can beat free money?

I was elated to hear that Keith Mann were giving away this scholarship. For so long it seemed as if many students wouldn’t be able to attend college without having to bear the burdens of high costs but Keith has now made that a possibility for so many.

If you are unfamiliar with Keith is the founder of Dynamic Search Partners a company dedicated to helping make executive searches much easier and less time consuming. They continue to make an impact on the search executive world.

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I Use Technology From Eric Pulier Often

I use technology from Eric Pulier every year with my kids because I have been using it since he started way back in the 90s. The best part of what has happened is that I am still able to make improvements to what he did to help kids. I have been able to change the way that the kids in my classes learn, and he made it very easy for me to get started with my kids. I am helping my kids with things that they need to have good lives, and I also think that a lot of kids have been able to graduate because of this technology.

I followed Eric Pulier all the way to the Starbright World application that worked for some of my kids who had chronic illnesses, and I actually got to let them talk to other kids around the world about their own illnesses. Every parent that I have worked with has been able to get a lot for their kids that they wanted, and they were so happy to even meet and talk with Eric. Someone who wants to have something for their kid that is beneficial should be able to get it through the technology from Eric Pulier. His technology initiatives have been helpful for me and my colleagues in helping kids in need.

I have been watching Eric Pulier every year of my career, and I am really pleased that the technology that they have come up with is helping my kids. I could not have come up with that on my own, but I am very happy to use this technology. I remember when Pulier was advocating for people with disabilities, and it is also something that people should have a look at if they are adults. There are a lot of kids who are going to succeed in school, and there are even more adults who can get jobs with this kind of technology. It makes it so much easier for people to get results in their jobs just because they have something that makes their lives easier and more functional.

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Sanjay Shah Interviews Entrepreneurs

Sanjay Shah, a man who has shown a lot of creativity in his career as well as a lot of care for fellow humans, has went on an interview with Eric Dye on Entrepreneurial Podcast Network’s Enterprise Radio. He has talked about many different topics including what led him to be an entrepreneur, and his funding for autism research. There are many advantages to being an entrepreneur. For one thing, entrepreneurs get to experience freedom in their choice of work. They get to set their hours and their wages. Many entrepreneurial opportunities offer limitless earning potential somewhere down the line. People for the most part need to have certain skills in marketing.

Sanjay Shah is definitely a skilled marketer as well as manager of finances. He runs his own investment firm where he deals with investments. His company, Solo Capital has proven to be very successful. While he ran his business, he has also sponsored children. His efforts were general until he found out that his son had autism. He then started looking for ways to help fund research for better treatments with autism. Among the things he does in order to fund autism research is run concerts with his charity, Autism Rocks.

Early on in his career, Sanjay has studied medicine with the hopes of becoming a doctor. However, he found that he was a better match for the financial industry. He worked for a few banks. Afterwards, he branched out in order to start his own bank. He enjoys the freedom that he gets from running his own firm as opposed to working for another firm. He does not miss working 9 to 5 in an office. He also does not miss the commute to work. He enjoys greater freedom and more time with his family.

His concerts is one of the latest achievements of his. He got the idea of hosting concerts when he met with Snoop Dogg. The whole family has enjoyed their time with Snoop Dogg and has looked for ways to bring forth more artists that will put on a good show. Each artist gets to meet the family as well. Sanjay Shah continues to show creativity and an ability to take care of his family.

 

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Dick DeVos Has School’s Best Interests At Heart

In a recent article in Philanthropy Roundtable, several philanthropists were the subject of an item related to school choice. Among those individuals listed was Betty DeVos wife of philanthropist Dick DeVos. Together they have been helping schools with funding and reform through their charitable donations to political leaders that influence education policy as well as directly to the schools themselves. The DeVos family has been helping families and schools beginning in the 1980s in Grand Rapids Michigan. Through many years of their philanthropy, they have changed the layout of many school system to bring a better system of educations and better schools to low-income families.

Dick DeVos is an entrepreneur from Michigan. He is the son of Richard DeVos the Amway co-founder. He has a net worth of 5.1 billion dollars DeVos received his bachelor’s degree from Northwood University in business administration. He also attended Wharton Executive study programs as well as Harvard Business School. The DeVos family became co-chairs of the education Freedom Fund, and they donated 7.5 million to match the children’s scholarship fund. Dick DeVos was also the co-chair of the Kids First! Yes! Campaign.

Dick DeVos continues his charity work by heading several academic committees for not only Elementary education but medical schools, high schools, and Elementary education but medical schools and Higher Learning Institutes the throughout the country. He donated 75 million to the Grand Rapids Downtown Arena for Regional Healthcare Improvement as well as 212 million to the convention center. Thirty million to the Downtown Market as well as 90 million to the local medical school. Because of his generous donations he has benefited the communities and Michigan and also the futures of many students.
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