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Making considerable returns from the investments in stock markets from across the globe is not an easy task. It is risky and needs a lot of strategic planning to make significant returns out of it. However, it is also important to note that stock markets have a lot of potential as an investment tool and people continue to make big money out of it.

Igor Cornelsen, who has served in the banking industry of Brazil for long is now a stock market and investment consultant. He is hopeful about the stock market investments in Brazil as it is a fast-growing economy and has a lot of potential.

Even as the country witnessed some hustle in the last few years under the previous government of Dilma Rousseff, it has now stabilized, and the political, as well as financial situation in the country, is getting better. Read more: Igor Cornelsen gives you the basics on Brazilian banking

According to iCrowdNewsWire, Igor has some advice for the investors who are considering adding Brazilian stocks to their portfolio. Igor says that it is essential for the people to know that the Brazilian economy is highly reliant on its banks, and the moves made by the bank must be followed to understand which way the market would move.

He says that the investors must acquaint themselves with the banking basics of Brazil to make smart investments that help them get considerable returns in the future. Igor currently stays in the United States in South Carolina and heads a firm by the name of Bainbridge Inc, which provides investment and financial consultancy, primarily focusing on damaged stocks investment.

Igor Cornelsen also added to his advisory about investment in Brazil that the investors should strictly follow what the trading partners of Brazil are doing and how their economies are faring.

China is highly relevant in this context as it is the most significant trading partner of Brazil, and its growth would automatically trickle down on Brazil as well.

Igor says that once the currency of Brazil can get out of its overvalued mode and attain its real value, the world market would become a level playing field for the exporters and manufacturers in Brazil.

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The Game of Thrones has not just been an entertaining film to watch but also a big lesson when it comes to cyber security. As its seven season draws to an end, the last showdown between the dead and the living also draws closer. As you keenly watch Jon Snow together with his allies as they prepare their forces for the coming war, it is clear that there is similarities that exist between the nights watch defenses and cyber security teams when it comes to the real world. Night’s Watch comprises of a family of unsung heroes who have sworn to safeguard the Seven Kingdoms safe from the northern border of Westeros. It is particularly their duty to defend the Wall against the invading forces of wildings, white walkers and wights. This can be compared to the responsibilities of the cyber security teams of today when it comes to keeping the corporate data safe from cruel cyber attackers.

The Night’s Watch has taught people a lot about being aware of zombie accounts. For one, it has shown that once an employee has left your organization, their digital account can still be a threat to security. According to research, more than half of ex-employees have zombie accounts. These accounts can be therefore used to access corporate data and apps. Cyber security teams should therefore ensure there are no active accounts of ex-employees in order to mitigate this increasing risk. The Game of Thrones has also taught us to take potential threats seriously. It is important for the leadership of any organization to make the appropriate investments so as to fight the increasing security immediately.

OneLogin is a company that is focused on offering the highest transparency level. The company understands that transparency is an important element when it comes to creating trust between a company and its customers. OneLogin manages access of web applications of more than 2000 companies in over 44 countries. The companies range from small businesses to large enterprises. OneLogin was founded by Thomas and Christian Pedersen who are also behind the success of Zendesk, the best on-demand help desk application in the world.

There are two categories of people in the world; the first one is of those who perceive life as a beautiful bed of roses that’s worth spending every moment on while the second category is of those who take life as a bad and long stormy night full of tosses and turns. One of the main reasons why people in the second category perceive life that way is depression. The problem has always been subject to scrutiny and a whole lot of misconceptions. Whenever there is mention, the society tends to think that it’s a problem which exists in fiction only, but the truth is that it’s real and millions of people across the world struggle it. According to a recent report by ADAA, 6.7 % of the total population in the US is of people who go through depression. However, it’s not that obvious to everyone as some people tend to create and hide behind masks of happy people. Therefore, it is a disease and not a disability which means if people change their attitude towards it; it’s possible for people with depression to get well. Another condition which is commonly misunderstood is borderline personality disorder. Victims of the disease tend to inflict pain on themselves to deal with emotional pain. They also think that everyone wants to hurt them. It commonly comes as a result of past traumatic experiences. Instead of judging them, the best way to help them cope is to accept that it is a sickness and offer them support during therapies. There are many platforms which provide support for people with depression, BPD and other mental conditions such as Talk Space.

About Talk space

When it comes to mental and emotional therapies, most people preferred traditional methods over online platforms until Talk space came. It is a virtual messaging app which links individuals to certified therapists. It comes in handy especially for people going through tough times in their marriages or general life but are afraid to seek help because they want privacy. Through Talk Space, such people can let it all out at the touch of a button without feeling restrained, and the therapists are always available to respond to their texts. Users are asked a few personal questions and are invited to fill a form which is then used to link them with therapists who suits them best. Hence they can get help from wherever they are through texts, video and voice calls at very affordable rates.

Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of the Chairman and CEO of Osi Group LLC. He has an academic background in Accounting. Sheldon began his career in the banking industry and later his own financial consulting firm. He had a shift in the industry to the meat industry in 1970 during the financing of Otto and Sons as he was part of the assisting in organizing the deal. He also serves in other and is the President of Osi International foods Limited; he is the trustee of Rush university medical center. Lavin also serves as the director of National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Osi Group is a global supplier of custom value-added food to leading food service and retail brands. It’s a privately held company which offer premier services and products. The company develops custom-made food products from sourcing to distribution. The group has its presence in 17 countries with 65 facilities and over 200,000 employees. The firm offers foods including meat, vegetables, fruits and proteins which include beef meat, poultry, seafood, pizza and baked goods. The company staff ensures the products are made uniquely and precise to the specifications. The company has different products made from beef including burgers, meatballs, steak and metal loafs. Pork is also used to make various products including sausage patties, roasted port, and ribbies. Poultry is used to make strips, nuggets, patties and turkey products. Apart from meat products they also make vegetables such as lettuce, cucumber, onion, tomatoes, corn, and fruits.

The company strives to ensure the sustainable relationship with the community around them ensuring social, economic, and environmental positive impact. Under the stewardship of Lavin, Osi group has several awards including health management, safety and risk and environmental management awards. The British Safety Council gave the company the 2016 Globe of honor due to its risk management policies. In 2016 Sheldon was given a global visionary award. The global visionary awards those who persistently achieve their dreams something which Lavin has done. For more info about us: click here.

Through the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, the company has acquired international acquisitions, enhanced growth, and increasing revenues. Lavin who manages the day to day organization operations has made the company move to a higher height, and in 2016 it was worth 6billion dollars.Lavin has managed to build one of the most influential brands in the meat industry providing consistently good and healthy food products.

Don’t be afraid of what technology is doing to the world.

Things are in much better shape than they seem. What it comes down to is that we’ve been able to take advantage of digital technology. We want to invite you to take advantage of it and with us. There’s no reason to avoid a necessary integration to technology.

The abilities which computers are giving banks are tremendous. We have more accuracy, quicker service and better analytical skills. And you can bet that all of the special features available at NexBank put great use to digital.

We can and will also do the same for you.

Taking A Larger Step With NexBank

But, we have to honest with you.

It takes much more than a simple digital integration. Having, as possible, a larger step in finance is because NexBank delivers service which it believes is crucial to success. That level of service is invested in one concept.

You see, there’s nothing more rewarding for a successful bank than to see its patrons create more wealth. The better your account becomes, the better ours do too. So, it’s in our best interests to have great service and at the lowest price.

Welcome to a next generation in banking services.

Getting More From Your Money Than Expected

But to get more from your money and than you can possibly imagine, you’ve got to take a real leap. We’re here for your benefit, and to give you any advantage in your investing, homeownership or business operation.

Whatever area you need help with most, NexBank is here to provide it.

Simply let us know what’s going on, and our staff will develop the right solution.

We do this as a courtesy to you and as a commitment to our own ideals.

Teachers, kids and parents can now collaborate for more successful classroom education with ClassDojo. The interactive tool connects the triad of stakeholders in each child’s education (teachers, students, and parents) with a social media-style interface that makes it easier than ever for meaningful communication and participation to take place.

Teachers: Teachers set the tone of their classroom with ClassDojo. Teachers can use the tool to communicate with one another to share ideas and inspiration. They can also interact with students and parents to keep everyone on track at their own pace.

Parents: Parents can instantly message and communicate with their child’s teacher and school leaders without having to schedule a meeting or travel to the school. Parents can also keep track of their child’s progress through stories shared by the teachers and students. This allows parents to understand what’s happening in the classroom and support and motivate their child.

Students: Each student has a story, and now that story can be shared with the important adults in their life. Students also use modules like mindfulness and empathy lessons through ClassDojo to foster a more effective classroom community.

ClassDojo bridges the communication gap between parents and teachers. With support, understanding, and progress tracking, ClassDojo makes one-on-one education a reality by providing a platform to view the progress of each individual child. Instead of a one-size-fits-all model, ClassDojo makes it easy to cater to individual students and families – giving teachers, parents, and students the power to create incredible classrooms.

One of the most significant changes that have occurred to many healthcare facilities globally is the adoption of Electronic Medical Records (or EMR). Whether it is to transition away from manual and paper records or to comply with Meaningful Use, many healthcare facilities have faced a number of challenges while trying to implement the new system. Before deciding to transition or which EMR to install, therefore, it is important to consult or partner with experienced EMR professionals.

One professional who you can rely on when it comes to EMR matters is Drew Madden. Madden is passionate about EMR and have spent over 10 years working with some of the best EMR consultants to optimize, implement, and troubleshoot some of the complex challenges in the EMR industry.

Madden’s prowess is evident from the success he realized during his time at Nordic Consulting Partners. Nordic was founded by a team of former consultants seeking to transform the face of EHR consulting. With a team of top-notch executives, Nordic Consulting Partners is currently recognized as the world’s biggest Epic consulting company.

Drew Madden joined the company in 2010 and between 2011 and 2016 served as its president. During his tenure, the company’s revenue grew from $1 million to $130 million in annual revenue. The company’s employees also grew from 10 to over 700 employees and their client base from 3 to 150 clients. The company has also received a wide range of KLAS consulting excellence awards, including being ranked #1 in 2012 and 2012 for Epic implementation services.

Before he joined Nordic, Drew worked for other companies including Ingenix, a subsidiary of OptumInsight where he worked as Epic and business development consultant. Recently, Madden decided to start his own company, Evergreen Healthcare partners. The company focuses on advisory and consulting services for specialized HCIT and enterprise HER platforms. According to Drew Madden, although Evergreen will initially focus on health records, the company will hopefully grow bigger and focus on health care technology on a broader scale.

Mr. Madden is an alumnus of the prestigious Iowa college of Engineering. He holds a BSE degree in Industrial Engineering with a bias in Medical Systems.

The interview recap

David kicks off the conversation by asking some basic questions about retirement. He notes that is better to retire later but more prepared. So many people want an early retirement but do not want to plan early. He notes that the fundamental reality of any retirement is that you will spend more than you earn. You have to bear this in mind since people who are used to lavish lifestyles will probably lower their standards if they do not plan properly.

It is not easy to determine how much money you will need at this stage of your life. For starters, try to save as much money as you can. David warns that it is likely that whatever amount you save will not be enough for the whole retirement period. That is why you should also consider investing your money. Conventionally, you should have saved about six times the amount of money that you earn yearly by the time you hit 50. If you have not done this, you might want to reconsider your early retirement decision.

About David

David is a leading expert when it comes to matters related to personal and business financial management. His resume is impressive, and so are the insights that he presents in the interview. At the moment, David works for the Nationwide Financial Distribution Inc. He is also a top adviser to the NISC. Before this, he worked at Citigroup for a decade where he received the highest possible level of promotion.

David Giertz has worked with many financial and management companies in top leadership positions. In the past, he has assisted in leading the growth of businesses involved in insurance, specialty markets, annuities, dealership, Wirehouses, regional firms, RIAs, IMO, and banks. He participated in these companies in the capacity of an external consultant as opposed to a senior employee.

One of the biggest names in the world of technology in the United States is that of Jason Hope. He is the co-founder of many of the technology start-ups and has invested in a stream of mobile technology firms over the years, which has grown to become highly successful. Jason Hope believes that even though it may seem that the days of mobile technology is over and the market of mobile tech is highly saturated, there is a lot of scope for growth, innovation, and development. Many of the mobile technology companies that he is associated with are researching on finding breakthrough technologies for the personal and professional use of the people.

As a technology enthusiast, Jason Hope is always on the lookout for new technologies. One of the latest technologies that have fascinated Jason Hope is the Internet of Things technology. He believes that the Internet of Things technology has the power to change the future and make things much easier than what it is now in many of the sectors and even in personal applications. Internet of Things technology would actually connect different devices on the same network and these devices would then communicate with each other and work as a unit. It would help in making things faster and efficient at work and also help in reducing cost. In many of the industries, including in the manufacturing sector, such a technology would assist in streamlining many of the processes and reduce the workload on the employees. Thus, it would assist in increasing productivity and improve efficiency while at the same time decreasing the cost of the processes.

Jason Hope feels that the Internet of Things is the next big thing in the world of technology and can help with the development of many sectors. He is excited as there are many IoT enabled devices that have been launched recently, many others are due to be launched soon. As more and more people get to know about IoT and use it, more, it would make its way into the mainstream world, which is what Jason Hope is hoping for. He believes that the smart technology in use today would be replaced by the Internet of Things technology in the future. For more info about us: click here.

The aviation industry has already started adopting the IoT technology, and Jason Hope says that IoT has many applications in the transportation sector as well. He has done graduation in finance from University of Arizona and Masters in Business Administration from the reputed W.P. Carey School of Business. As a futurist, he also believes that the human beings can live for much longer than the current average lifespan and research on it extensively; he donates generously to the SENS Research Foundation. It is one of the biggest research foundations of its kind and does extensive research on many popular topics, including anti-aging and mortality.

White Shark Media is one of the fastest growing and leading North American Digital Marketing Agencies that currently provides online marketing solutions that are tailor-made to meet the needs of small to medium-sized businesses. The growth of White Shark Media can be attributed to their reputation of designing Search Marketing campaigns that are not only cost-effective but which gives the client a world-class experience.

A thought-leading company, White Shark Media is known for setting high standards and also educating the markets through their digital marketing blog. The Agency has, since 2014 been a Bing Ads Elite SMB and Google AdWords™ Premier Partner. The Agency provides digital consulting and technology services to several major brands. Some of the White Shark Media clients include Platinum Pro Painters Canada, iMarine Inc., and A Star Movers Texas.

White Shark Media Services

A one-time boutique digital marketing agency, White Shark media has now been instrumental in helping thousands of North American small businesses grow by providing online marketing tactics together with a comprehensive suite of marketing tools.

The primary services on offer at White Shark Media include Web Development, Search Engine Optimization, Pay Per Click Management, and Mobile Marketing. Secondary services cover Digital Marketing, Pay Per Click Engines, Conversion Optimization, and Landing Page Optimization.

Some of the specific services provided by White Shark Media include:

  • PPC Performance Evaluation (Free)
  • Specialized Solutions for PPC Management
  • E-commerce SEM management solutions
  • Local listings management

White Shark Media Certifications & Accreditations

White Shark Media is certified in the usage of both Yahoo/Bing ads and Google AdWords platforms in the PPC industry. All their employees engaged in operating PPC accounts undergo tests at least once annually.

Strategic Collaboration

The close Google collaboration resulted in the Atlanta, Georgia based Agency being awarded in July 2014 the prestigious Google AdWords™ Premier SMB Partnership. Similarly, Microsoft has recognized White Shark Media’s success and proven track record with small businesses marketing campaigns. Because of that, the Agency is engaged in an alliance that will make them part of Microsoft’s Bing Ads Authorized Reseller program.

The Future

White Shark Media has shown its commitment to the continued success of their clients. Towards this goal, they intend to remain innovative in terms of offering marketing solutions that are cost-effective. Besides expecting growth over the coming years, the Agency intends to continue bringing on-board other successful partnerships in line with their campaign approach that is results-driven.

Recently, White Shark Media joined the highly respected Inc. 5000 list that includes some of the fastest-growing US companies. It is currently building its own state-of-the-art 6,000 square meter facility to accommodate the current explosive growth.