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Bitcoin became a hot investment in 2017 and many analysts told people to get in on it as it took off. One investor, Paul Mampilly the author of the “Profits Unlimited” newsletter has other thoughts. Mampilly has been investing in stocks for many years without even going through a wealth manager, and now he’s instructing middle class people who are generally new to investing on how they can start their own portfolio and buy inexpensive stocks. Mampilly has been paying particular attention to Internet of Things stocks, and he did say that he would have recommended buying Bitcoin stocks early in 2017 prior to its surge, but he has a reason for avoiding it right now. The reason is because its price has gone much higher than it should due to demand that shouldn’t be as high as it is, and as a result it’s formed a bubble just like the dot-com industry did in the late 1990s. While Mampilly doesn’t recommend Bitcoin, he does say there are other stocks to look at.

Paul Mampilly spent many years in professional financial advisory services with big banks and alternative investment firms, and he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Montclair State University and an MBA from Fordham. He entered investment banking as a young assistant in the research department of Deutsche Bank, and his acumen move him up the ladder quickly to fund management positions, and he continued in high management positions when he joined ING and Banker’s Trust. Mampilly took a brief hiatus from banking in 2003 when he did consulting for a boutique firm, but he returned to Wall Street in 2006 when he became a director at Kinetics International Fund, the most prominent new hedge fund declared by Barron’s. Many new investors came to Kinetics International when word spread that the firm was managing as much as 40% annual returns, and their AUM grew from $6 billion to $25 billion in just a year. To see more, visit here.

Paul Mampilly had a lot of accomplishments on Wall Street including winning the investment competition at the Templeton Foundation in which he succeeded while the markets were down in 2008. But he became much happier when he left that life behind because he now had more time to spend with his family, and he could share financial insights with people who genuinely needed them. Mampilly’s newsletters were taken with skepticism at first, but as people started taking his advice they saw that it truly did work, and thus far hundreds of thousands have subscribed to his newsletters.

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The advent of dating apps in the past few years has made it easier for men and women to date and find each other. These days, the dating apps and sites also have preferences option so that members of LGBTI community can match easily. However, most of these dating apps can be sometimes torturous for women as male members continue to send unwanted messages and images. It is a problem that Whitney Wolfe Herd noticed when she was working at Tinder, the most prominent dating app on the market currently. As a co-founder of Tinder, Whitney Wolfe Herd has had the opportunity to see specific analytics and parameters that can be tweaked to make a dating app, safer and secure, for women.

It is what she did with Bumble when she launched it in 2015, just a year after leaving Tinder. With Bumble, what she has tried to do is make it more women-centric, so that they are more in control of who sends them a message and who they want to stay in contact. The Bumble app doesn’t allow men to contact women first, and it is something that did meet with criticism initially, but as people started to realize the thought process that went into introducing such a feature, it began to gain more and more appreciation. Whitney Wolfe Herd doesn’t mind criticism as long as it can provide women with the safety and security she always wanted while using dating apps herself.

Whitney Wolfe Herd studied International Business from the Southern Methodist University, Austin, Texas. After leaving Tinder, Whitney Wolfe Herd collaborated with the owner of Badoo, Andrey Andreev, to launch Bumble. It has gone on to become one of the leading dating apps in the market, and has more than 12 million members currently, a number that is expected to grow exponentially in the years to come. The growth of Bumble has been phenomenal and has surprised many of the critics of the app, who thought the idea of allowing only women to make the first move would be an absolute flop. Bumble generated annual revenue of $100 million last year, and Whitney Wolfe Herd expects that the number would double in 2018.

Whitney Wolfe Herd has many new exciting plans for Bumble, which she plans to introduce soon to the world. She promises the users a unique and seamless experience with Bumble, which is only going to get better with time.

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Many people who are into fashion have come to the conclusion that it is ready for something new. Fortunately, The RealReal provides this for people. This store is for people who are looking for something more than clothing and accessories. They want an experience and something that is going to be a great representation of their personalities. The RealReal has been such a success that it has decided that it is ready to open up a physical location so that customers who have enjoyed the items online are able to walk in and browse stores for content that they like.

The RealReal sees the advantage of having a physical location. As a matter of fact, the founders of the brand believe that having a physical location actually makes the business legitimate. A physical location also gives them another stream of income. While a growing number of people are choosing to shop online for their clothing over the traditional way of shopping, there are still plenty of people who like the idea of trying on clothes in order to see how well it fits them. Another thing that people are finding to be better than shopping online is the fact that they don’t have to wait and hope that their item is going to show up.

The RealReal has recently opened up a physical shop in the largest market, New York. This has turned out to be a success among people who are looking for luxury fashion that is going to help them make a better impression on people. Given that they have made such a huge impression over the internet, this is very helpful in getting people to visit their stores. For one thing, the word of mouth is one of the most powerful tools a business could use in any industry.

As part of his continuing research into megatrends that will make early investors wealthy while they disrupt businesses and change our world, Paul Mampilly has identified 3-D printing as a technology that will dramatically reduce the cost of building a new house.

In 2017, Hurricanes Maria, Harvey and Irma did enormous damage. Maria destroyed $30 billion of property across the Caribbean Ocean, including an estimated 100% of the homes in Dominica. Irma trashed 25% of all the houses in the Florida Keys. Harvey wrecked 12,700 houses. The ordinary home construction industry is just not up to repairing and rebuilding so many houses the conventional way. On an island such as Dominica, people just don’t have enough money to rebuild the old-fashioned way.

Therefore, they may all turn to the 3-D printing company Cazza. Cazza has an X-1 3-D printer that can put up houses, warehouses, villas and commercial buildings in just a week. And, Cazza estimates, the total cost will be 40% cheaper than using conventional building methods. Evidently, Cazza uses a lot less labor than regular construction crews. Paul Mampilly estimates using Cazza could save $40.8 billion for the reconstruction of just the damage caused by those hurricanes. That’s huge for the home owners, insurance companies and government agencies involved.

Eventually, Cazza or another 3-D printer company will build ordinary new houses, and they’ll save the young people building homes a lot of money. This will affect the real estate markets and banks.

Paul Mampilly writes the investment newsletter Profits Unlimited, published by Banyan Hill. He tracks many advances in technology because he knows investing in undervalued companies on the verge of huge breakthroughs is a great way for ordinary people to get wealthy. Therefore, he specializes in telling his subscribers about them.

Paul Mampilly is a legend on Wall Street. With his MBA from Fordham University in hand, he started out in 1991 as an analyst for Bankers Trust. Soon the professional investment community discovered his superior talent for finding terrific stocks, and he began managing money for the Royal Bank of Scotland, ING, Sears, Swiss private banks and Deutsche Bank. He saw the dramatic effect the dot com boom had on the stock market from 1995 through 1999, as well as the even more dramatic impact the Tech Wreck of 2000-2001 had on high tech stocks. He learned buying the stock of a small company while its technology is trending up is the way to massive wealth.

Paul Mampilly @ https://www.facebook.com/PaulMampillyGuru/

When Dr. Mark McKenna was a youth, it made sense to follow his father’s footsteps and practice medicine. Through the years, however, things began to shift. The rewards of a medical career are not what they once were. When he graduated from Tulane University’s medical school his love of medicine led him to join his family’s medical practice.

The newly minted doctor wanted more from life though. Thus began his foray into his first business venture – New Orleans real estate. Back then Dr. Mark McKenna started working a side job as a prison doctor so that he could invest more money in his new venture. His tenacity paid off. By 2005 things were looking very rosy for Dr. Mark McKenna. His properties were worth $5 million, and he had managed to grow his income to $500 thousand a year. Unfortunately, that was when Hurricane Katrina happened.

In the wake of Katrina, the good doctor like so many residents of New Orleans had to rebuild. They say every cloud has a silver lining after all, and that was true for the city of New Orleans in the wake of Katrina. As the city struggled to get back on its feet, federal government resources were made available. Dr. McKenna participated in these assistance programs and helped rebuild the city by buying flood-damaged properties, repairing them and flipping them. To see more, visit here.

What Hurricane Katrina could not do, the sub-prime mortgage crisis nearly accomplished in 2010. It was his instinct that spared the doctor. When he noticed people with hardly any income to speak of were buying huge homes he sensed that something was wrong. That was when he got out of the real estate business. A decision which allowed him to dodge a bullet which many real estate investors never saw coming.

Longing to return to the medical field Dr. McKenna began Shape Med in Atlanta. It was a practice which focused on physical aesthetics, health, and fitness. In 2016 he sold Shape Med to Life Time Fitness, a publicly held company. The doctor remained on with Life Time Fitness in the position of National Fitness Director.

His new venture is OVME, which is pronounced “of me.” Dr. Mark McKenna started OVME with a $4 million infusion from an Atlanta venture capital firm which loved his business plan. OVME offers minimally invasive cosmetic services on demand. OVME’s focus is to maintain the client’s health and physical appearance. The doctor plans to expand the business to several other U.S. cities in coming years.

Dr. Mark McKenna @ www.facebook.com/smarkmckenna

Throughout his career, Tony Petrello has tried to make sure he is helping other people. He knows there is a lot to be done in different areas and that’s how he can go back to making sure he is providing people with the things they need. He also knows there are positive parts of his future he’ll be able to deal with if he’s going to make sure people understand how hard he is working with the customers and with others who he has helped in the past. It is his way of making sure many people are able to get the most positive environment for living a successful life.

In his company, Nabors, Tony Petrello tries to make sure he is doing everything right. He is the CEO and things like how he handles geothermal processing and oil drilling all fall back on him. He has to make sure he is providing people with all the right options and everything that will enable them to feel confident about what they are doing. He also tries to make sure the company knows what they are doing and what they can do to cater to the public they are serving.

Even though Tony Petrello knows this is part of the company and part of what he has done for the company, he also knows there will be other things that he can do to help people. He has tried to make sure others know there are positive influences in his life and there are things he can do to try and calm every storm that has happened in the past. He wants people to realize they can get a more positive experience from their own lives if they are doing everything the right way for themselves and for others.

Even working at the Texas Children’s Hospital has helped Tony Petrello make sure he is giving the community what they need. As the Director, he is confident in what he can do to help and he tries to always provide people with the assistance they need at the hospital. Basing everything he does off of how he can make an impact has helped Tony Petrello make sure he knows what he can do and he knows how people will have a better life as a result of everything he has put into the industry he works with and into the opportunities he has.

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Omar Boraie is living proof that not all within the 1% are evil people. At a time when the citizens of the United States of America are about to rise up and take down chief executive officers, as well as corporate leaders, Omar Boraie gives us hope that some of them still have a soul and deep down are good people.

Omar Boraie has spent 40 years of his 72 on earth reviving the city of New Brunswick. As we go throughout this article, you will be able to see into the heart of this fatherly man.

The Press of Atlantic City, published an article describing how Omar Boraie was able to create a free movie night series for the people of New Brunswick. Partnering with the State Theater, Omar Boraie originally provided one movie for one night. However, this outreach was so widely accepted by the people of New Brunswick that it became an annual thing. In addition to this, over time, Omar Boraie would spread out to a two-month period where a new movie was shown every weekend. This allowed 7500 people to be in attendance.

After this, Omar Boraie began by helping the unemployment rate in New Brunswick go down. He thought the best way to do that would be to secure jobs in the area and stop corporations from leaving. By entering into negotiations with the city Mayor and the corporate leaders of Johnson & Johnson, they were able to come up with a tax plan that allowed the corporations to stay.

Omar Boraie then took the time to form a powerful think tank made up of the strongest people in New Brunswick. This coalition was made up from editors of the newspaper, corporate leaders, and the President of Rutgers University. Working in harmony, they brought new wealth back to the city. Check out pressofatlanticcity to see more.

Omar Boraie than began securing places so that the young professionals would come back to the city and raise families. He began by looking at the prices of surrounding cities. If he was going to compete, he would need to offer high-class office space for a price an upstart practice could afford. Omar Boraie then built New York style office spaces which was sold for a price you would pay in a rural town. This allowed young professionals to set up practice in the city and purchase a house in the suburbs which helped the economy.

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Ronald Fowlkes has always worked hard to make sure he is doing the best job possible for law enforcement. He used to be a law enforcement professional and that’s what led him to the business he is in now. While he is no longer an officer, he continues to support them so he can help make their lives better. Everything he does with Eagle Products, his company that he started, goes back to helping officers and making sure they get all the options they need. He has even worked to make sure the officers are going to be able to benefit from the way the products are sold. It helps him to feel more confident about the way he runs his business. It also shows him there are things he can do to make a positive impact on the community he has grown to become a big part of.

 

By looking at everything he is doing and understanding the opportunities he has provided to different people, Ronald Fowlkes knows there are many other opportunities he can take advantage of. He believes only positive things can come from helping law enforcement because they are the ones that look out for people in different communities around the country. He also believes there are many things he can do to have a big impact on those officers. He has always wanted to make sure he is giving them things they need and it goes back to the way he was treated as an officer.

 

While Ronald Fowlkes enjoyed being a police officer, he also knew there were other businesses that he could work in. He wanted to make sure there were things he could do in different industries and that led to him making sure he could provide people with resources they needed. There were many instances where police officers just didn’t have the resources they needed, but Ronald Fowlkes was going to change that with the Eagle Products options he had. It was his way of making sure people had what they needed and people could do more with the things they were getting out of the business.

 

Everything Ronald Fowlkes does goes back to the hard work he originally put into the business. He wanted to make sure people understood what he was doing and that he was doing it to make sure he could continue helping people. He had always wanted to provide others with the things they needed and there were many options that were available to him. He even worked with several wholesalers to give them the chance to see what they were offering to him no matter what they were charging or what they were doing with the products.

 

The Diario de Comercio recently published a piece that discussed the future of BMG. BMG is a bank that not long ago joined forces with Itau Unibanco. The goal behind this merging was to take on payroll loan division matters. It encouraged BMG to enhance its management techniques as well. BMG strived to increase the professionalism of its management approach. It did this by paying a lot more attention to the recruitment of executives. Pentagna Guimarães is the name of the family company that’s in charge of BMG. It’s from this point forward going to have a say in BMG’s shareholders council. It’s going to give professionals who work in marketing the chance to come in as well. It plans to multiply the firm’s payroll deductible loans by two. It, at the same time, is also going to do away with any and all products that don’t offer advantages.

BMG is going to concentrate on concepts that lead to positive outcomes and positive outcomes alone. It’s going to make sure to take the shift away from consumer credit as well. Consumer credit, after all, isn’t the heart of BMG. Other priorities for BMG are going to be vehicle operations, sizable company supply chain financing and beyond. BMG does not have a credit portfolio that lacks restrictions and boundaries. That’s the reason it has to get rid of products that don’t lead to significant returns. This is to boost consignment operations considerably. BMG isn’t going to concentrate much on personal credit and consumer financing credit details. Direct consumer credit will no longer have as much power over the company.

Ricardo Guimarães is a professional who works for BMG. He’s the bank’s capable and knowledgeable President. He resides and works in Belo Horizonte in Mina Gerais. This is a part of Brazil, his South American home nation. This widely known executive went to a school that was called Una Faculdade de Ciências Gerenciais. He completed his studying at the school at the end of the eighties. His graduation year was 1988. He received a business administration degree at that time. This degree is one major thing that helped him prepare for his rewarding career in the leadership world. It helped get him ready for an action-packed career in finance, too. Profit is a concept that’s extremely familiar to Ricardo Guimarães. This is yet another reason he’s perfectly suited to a banking vocation.

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Siege tactics where a military complex or even an entire city have long been a part of warfare, and even as current as the more recent Siege of Homs during the Syrian Civil War. However, it was much different during the Middle Ages when the weapons were more primitive. One of these siege weapons was the Trabuco that was used to help in destroying perimeter walls or launching projectiles over them. They served many armies well until the invention of gunpowder moved weapons into a different direction.

As with catapults, the Trabuco has to use a mechanism to transform potential energy into a kinetic energy, and that is the physics behind the weapon according to dicio.com.br. It is effectively taking the sling to a larger level with a counterweight being raised so that when it is released and falls towards the ground the arm will rotate and launch a projectile. A larger and heavier counterweight might be used so that heavier things can be launched towards the enemy.

Sometimes these Trabucos might be handled by a single man who could raise the counterweight on his own, but there were many varieties that utilized multiple men to achieve greater range or weight transfer. Various armies became quite adept at working the Trabuco so that they could launch boulders that weighed as much as 1500 kilos or more. However, the average was about 50-100 kilos for a range of about 300 meters. The men attacking Libson in 1147 were able two use two of the devices to send a projectile every 15 seconds according to wordreference.com. At other times diseased human corpses would be used as the projectile with the hope that the people being attacked would be infected by contact. This was some of the earliest form of biological warfare that has been documented by historians.

Eventually, the cannon would take the place of the Trabuco because of the lessened effort that was required on the part of the men who handled them. But, in some instances, a shortage of gunpowder kept them relevant for some time still until the last documented military use was somewhere around 1521 on youtube.com.

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