Stephen P. Murray Continues To Inspire Me

In our world today, it can be hard for people to find role models to emulate in life. This is one of many reasons why I remember the late Stephen Murray so very fondly. He serves as someone who showed us all what it was possible to achieve both in life and in the world of banking.

Over the course of our long time spent together, I learned to rely on his advice and his counsel as we worked together in the world of finance. He showed what it was to be a leader in the field and a leader of men as well.

From The First

From the first, Stephen Murray was there for me. Like me, he grew up the suburbs of New York City and used every opportunity to help learn as much as possible about the world that awaited us as we grew up. This was the city that Murray loved in his lifetime.

All of those at the firm appreciated how wanted to help push the city to ever greater heights and continue to help it stay on top on the world of finance.

The Founding Of A Capital Firm

Founding a capital management firm was his aim from the very start. At Chemical Bank, he was able to begin a career that would grow to include this aim and help bring people like myself along for the ride.

I was able to work closely with him and learn how to use my talents for the best.

I learned that Murray had much to teach me about how to manage capital effectively and create an impressive, world class firm.

CCPM Capital

Under his supervision, those of us who worked at CCPM Capital with him learned how best to help our clients and help provide them with advice that they could use.

Stephen Murray CCPM Capital quickly grew into a world class institution that was one of the world’s most admired when he was at the head of the firm.

During his tenure, like some many others, I learned from the master how best to help provide world class assistance for our clients in the United States and many important overseas markets at the same time.

Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/stephen-p-murray#/entity

Give your Hair a Magical Touch with Wen by Chaz

Almost everyone has seen the promos for WEN by Chaz Dean at one point in their lives. The infomercials where gorgeous women are shaking their hair and swearing that indeed the cleansing conditioner is magic inside a bottle. As a hair care fanatic, I needed to affirm if this product was indeed capable of doing wonders as advertised. To separate facts and fiction I decided to apply WEN Cleansing Conditioner and see if it had the ability to transform my thin hair into the luscious strands displayed on TV.
Just in case you haven’t yet heard of WEN cleansing conditioners, the products are basically an all-in-one shampoo, styling treatment, and conditioner. According to the TotalBeauty’s website, these products are able to work wonders for any type of hair based on the formulation that one tries. I went for the Fig version as it was promising to provide moisture, shine, and bounce to my hair.

Despite the few rumors from Facebook that some negative side effects were likely to occur from using this product, I was still ready to take the chances.
My thoughts

Though it made my hair to appear awesome, my strands tended to become oily whenever I skipped a day between washes. However, I will still reach for the conditioner any day I want some shine on my hair.
The above was originally reported on Bustle: http://www.bustle.com/articles/136320-i-used-cleansing-cleansing-conditioner-on-my-fine-hair-heres-what-happened

Wen by Chaz

Wen by Chaz is a revolutionary cleansing conditioner. The 5-in-1 formula brings together the benefits of a conditioner, shampoo and other treatments. This revolutionary way to hydrate and cleanse the hair has made the product win over clients with all kinds of hair.

FAQ page: http://www.wen.com/faq.html

 

Changing the Perception of Compliance Officers: Helane Morrison

As the business world becomes global, the need for compliance officers is growing. The field has been growing need because of the new regulations, international, federal, and state, that are causing businesses to need compliance officers and their assistance to ensure that they are staying in compliance with the newest of laws and regulations. This career path is one of the most rapidly growing ones with the most opportunities.

Compliance is more than just punishing; it is about making the companies follows rules and regulations that are necessary to keep them in compliance with new laws. Compliance officers keep employees and companies from making mistakes that could cause punitive actions from the enforcement agencies, like Securities and Exchange Commission.

Helane Morrison is changing the way compliance officers do business. She is the managing direction and chief compliance officer of Hall Capital, which is a company run by women. Her experience extends from the legal field to the compliance field. Helane has clerked under Justices and she has run an office in the SEC in San Fransisco. She understands the need to make sure companies are in compliance. She has worked diligently to change the way women and compliance officers are viewed. She studied at Northwestern and UCLA-Berkley. Morrison is truly a female leader in the field of compliance.

Squaw Valley Ironman

The interview

During an interview that I heard on KCRW’s “Press play with Madeleine Brand,” Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resort, spoke about the issues regarding drought in North Tahoe.

Andy spoke about the resilient ridge being a factor preventing snow from coming into the mountains. Although this ridge has impacted his two ski resorts, the damage was only a 20% decrease in business. Read more: How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts? and Andy Wirth Elected Chairman of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation

Madeleine asked whether he would be able to survive more years such as the previous. Mr. Wirth stated emphatically that he could.

His capitol structure was solid and he is taking advantage of snow making mechanisms. Out of the 6000 acres, 4000 was skiable.

Madeline asked him about El Niño and Andy felt that it would not be a problem due to the science of snow making. Mr. Wirth has other options at his two resorts including holding wedding venues and other functions to invite more guests.

A visionary

Andy Wirth is the CEO of Squaw Valley and also runs Alpine Meadows ski resorts. Friends talk about Andy as a talented, authentic and friendly person. His vision to unite the two resorts by gondola have given skiing enthusiasts a real treat.

In the past skiers had to travel by car to get to the other mountain but soon they will be able to travel between mountains via the gondola. Skiers and snowboarders have only dreamed this to be true but it is now turning into a reality thanks to Andy’s vision and foresight.

Troy Caldwell owns the land between the two resorts and he and Mr. Wirth have reached an agreement regarding the merging of the mountains. Plans for the merger will be submitted to the U.S. Forest service and Placer County this summer.

Aside from running his ski resorts Andy Wirth also has raised money for charity. He has raised $14,460 for the Warefare Warriers for the Navy Seal Foundation. This charity is close to his heart as a sky diving accident in October 2013 ripped off his right arm. It was surgically reattached by doctors.

Born in Neubrucke, Germany Andy attended the University of Edinburgh. He obtained his Bachelor degree from Colorado State University. Wirth holds positions as board member on over 10 community organizations.

On March 8, 2013 Wirth was featured on Undercover Boss at his Squaw Valley and Alpine Resorts.
Learn more about Andy Wirth:

http://andywirth.com/
tahoetopia.com/news/interview-squaw-valley-ceo-andy-wirth

Venezuelan Government Launches New Program To Help Women Advance

In a report by open corporates, the South American country has vowed to invest more in efforts that alleviate stress caused by unequal opportunities in the workplace and has begun with a program called Soy Mujer.
Soy Mujer, translated in English by linguist Jose Velasquez as “I Am Woman,” has 100 initiatives that will help women who are underprivileged and underrepresented. The program addresses the areas of urban agriculture, textiles, and footwear in its quest to ensure that women are given equality.

Venezuela is one of several South American regions that oppresses its female population with stringent policies that inadvertently prevent women from obtaining loans for businesses and high-paying jobs. Soy Mujer deems its female population as the greatest contributors to the economy.

The Venezuelan government has contributed 138 million bolivars to Soy Mujer. The program was launched on Dateas, Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

 

 

James O’Keefe Caught Red-Handed Trying to Lie His Way into George Soros’ Humanitarian Organization

Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. In a hilarious twist of fate conservative activist James O’Keefe was caught red-handed trying to lie his way inside the Open Society Foundations (OSF). OSF is a progressive organization funded by George Soros. O’Keefe’s attempt was foiled when he failed to hang up the phone after leaving a hasty voice mail on OSF member Dana Geraghty’s phone while pretending to be the fictional Victor Kesh.

After dictating the voicemail O’Keefe can be heard snapping at someone else in the room about not interrupting him while he is on the phone. He then goes on to reveal his plan about infiltrating OSF. The recording also captures O’Keefe conniving to get more information about Geraghty by connecting to her through LinkedIn. He decided against that when he realized that she would have been able to see his profile as well. O’Keefe also directs disturbing language that has implied sexual innuendoes towards Ms. Geraghty as he refers to using her as a “point of entry.”
Read more: BUSTED: Conservative prankster James O’Keefe exposes his own ‘sting’ on George Soros group

The fraudulent attempt was forwarded to OSF President Chris Stone. He commented that O’Keefe’s lack of intelligence regarding the proper use of technology and overall ignorance makes him look like a bumbling idiot. Stone was still very disturbed by it though because it indicates a lot of under-handed activity going on in the background.

OSF is a privately-funded grant-making institution founded by George Soros in 1993. Its aim is to advance initiatives in education, justice, public health, and independent media. It has spent over $11 billion towards these goals and has an endowment valued at over $1.5 billion. George Soros believes that the world’s issues need to be responded to as appropriate as they occur instead of trying to solve every problem with a standardized approach. His reasoning is that events don’t happen by themselves in a vacuum. They manifest organically similar to the way the financial markets operate. That is why he designed OSF to respond dynamically to needs around the world as needed.

George Soros is a well-respected billionaire business magnate and global philanthropist. His early encounter with the hate-mongering Nazis in his youth helped to shape his worldview that a capitalism-driven society is one of the best ways to preserve freedom for all. Through his formal education and natural business acumen Soros established a very lucrative career that has enabled him to become a self-made billionaire. 
 Source: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2016/03/10/billionaire-smackdown-george-soros-funds-effort-to-stop-trump-mobilize-latinos/

Athleisure for Fabletics Fans

There is so much talk about athleisure and the way that the Fabletics brand has taken off. Kate Hudson may not be the one that that invented the concept of athleisure on thekrazycouponlady.com, but the Fabletics brand has certainly thrived as the company that has helped transform the brand. The popular form of athletic and leisure wear has become exactly what so many workout enthusiasts have been looking for.

Fabletics has made it a priority to get some of the best designers in place, and they came up with some interesting pieces for females. When Kate Hudson spoke with Marie Claire it was evident that there was a buzz in the air about the variety of Fabletics clothing. There was talk about bathing suits. There was the mention of other core products like dresses that have built-in bras. The company also sells leggings and active wear.
Read more:
Kate Hudson to the Lazy-Girl Rescue: Steal Her Secrets for Wearing Athleisure at Night
Fabletics on Pinterest

So often people will get a gym membership and have a need to bring gym clothes.  They may want to workout, but they may not feel comfortable changing in the dressing rooms. That is why the athleisure is so popular. Someone that has been out during the day for lunch or simply hanging out in these shared clothes can go straight to the gym and start working out. This saves time. This also saves money. There is no need to buy separate gym clothes. You can get everything that you need with a couple of Fabletics leggings, tights and tops.

Many people have become fans of the brand because Kate Hudson has been the force behind – and in front – of the brand. She has won awards for her diligence, and she had modeled many of the pieces that are sold on the website. Hudson has a big part to play in the way that Fabletics operates. She is the co-founder that has build a solid clothing line.

Find out more about Fabletics:
http://corp.justfab.com/?action=brands.fabletics
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabletics

Why Does The CEO Of FreedomPop Have To Explain Himself To Mobile World Live?

Mobile World Live got a really good explanation from the president of FreedomPop about how they plan to keep their business operating. Most businesses would expect to have a lot of paying customers if they are going to keep the lights on, but FreedomPop is going to keep the lights on using a system that is going to go against everything that the cell phone industry knows.

The cell phone industry charges high prices in most cases to give people cell service, but FreedomPop charges nothing or next to nothing to give people what they want. The people who come to FreedomPop are spending no money at all on a free phone, or they are spending a small amount every month on a phone that has a simple plan. The simple plans save money, and the free plans give people phones when they cannot afford them.

People have accused FreedomPop of being crazy, and it looks like they are taking that to heart because they are going to keep doing what they have done. They do not want to be like the other companies in the industry, and they are going to bet on the fact that people appreciate that. They are going to keep their free plans, and they are going to make sure that they are expanding at their own rate. They want to send their networks to as many parts of the world as possible, and they are going to keep raising funds for that.

They are also going to enact a new kind of business plan that is going to focus on digital ads and other kinds of revenue that are not just about selling plans. They do have paying customers, but they also have people with them who do not pay at all. They can sell ads to make up for this, and they will have so many customers that they can afford to keep doing this for as long as they want.

Here’s a review of FreedomPop

Moving Time Forward To Save Energy

Venezuela is trying to come up with anything possible in order to save money in a country where the economy is in dire need of saving. Officials have decided to speed time up by about half an hour. Nicolas Maduro made the decision in the hopes that businesses would close early, workers like Norka Luque would leave their jobs early and schools would send students home early. If no one is open, then there won’t be any electricity to use, which would save on money that is spent as well as save on the electricity that is also running low. Since the time is moved forward Ms Luque said, “there will be more daylight in the evening, which will also decrease the amount of electricity that is used”. The change doesn’t take place until May 1. There is no word as to how long the change will be in effect, but there are negative responses to the decision.

 

Solving the Greek Refugee Crisis

As seen on The New York Review of Books, investor and philanthropist George Soros explains that there are four fundamental flaws of the asylum policy on http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros that has come from recent EU-Turkey negotiations. Soros states that the policy is not European as it was too heavily pushed by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Another crucial flaw with the plan is that it is underfunded and financially unstable from the start. It also forces different states to take refugees that they do not want to shelter as well as taking away the choice from fleeing refugees on what country they want to live in. This creates a cultural clash on https://www.facebook.com/breakingpolitical/posts/1562000144097945 as immigrants are forced to live in countries that are not welcoming. Finally, the negotiations force Greece into the go-to waiting zone for refugees even though Greece does not have the required resources to hold them.

George Soros argues that all of the flaws of the proposal can be corrected and that the European Commission has acknowledged that there are some serious issues. George Soros continues to state that there is an impending humanitarian crisis in Greece. These refugee policies will only make matters worse. One of the most effective things that EU leaders can do is ensure that sufficient funding is in place to handle the mass surge of refugees. Most importantly, leaders need to understand that there will be an initial surge of refugees and this cannot be handled with limited funding that was meant to address the ongoing issue. A large amount of initial funding is needed in order for shelter countries to adequately place the refugees.

Another key issue in the refugee crisis is ensuring that newly placed refugees are able to establish themselves in their new countries. Adequate funding of the project is key in assuring that the newly placed refugees have all of the resources that they need to get their feet back on the ground. The countries that are housing the refugees must be given adequate financial support to bear the burden. Furthermore, forcing refugees into countries that do not want to house them creates additional barriers for the long term financial success of refugees. In order to have a truly sustainable plan for the refugee crisis, these barriers need to be reduces and individuals must feel welcome in their new countries.

George Soros support for progressive and humanitarian policies has helped millions of people all across the world. He was key in ensuring the peaceful change from Socialism to Capitalism in Eastern Europe. To date, George Soros has donated more than $11 billion to various different causes that are aimed at improving the lives of individuals living in all corners of the earth. One of the things that makes Soros a dynamic and successful individual is his ability to understand the market around him.