Victoria Doramus is a recovery expert who has had real-life experience fighting with drug and alcohol addiction. As Victoria battled, she learned what worked, what didn’t, and whether she needed the help of others to make a change in her life. Once Victoria figured out the exact formula that could get her in the right place, she committed to helping others who are at the place she first started. She hopes that hearing her story and learning about the help she is offering will inspire others to not give up on hope for themselves and the fight for sobriety.
Acknowledging The Addiction
Victoria, a consumer trends expert and creative marketer, started her extensive rehab journey when she was 26 years old. She didn’t know the first thing about addiction but she did realize that her life was spiraling out of control. At the time she had an addiction to Adderall and cocaine. She learned what she could about herself at the facility, but when she left she still didn’t understand that she was suffering from an actual disease that would take a lifetime of struggle and hard work to get past. The sad part is, it wasn’t until she reached her lowest point that she learned what was going on. She tried changing states, friends, and schools, but it took another 60 days in rehab center for her to finally commit to herself that she needed to make a change.
Understanding The Addiction
After the two month rehab experience, Victoria (@iamvictorialynn) moved to NYC to prove to her dying mother that she could get better, but her self-reliance caused her to fail miserably. Finally, she got arrested and had already burned all the bridges with her family members. At that point she went to Texas to get long-term treatment at the Burning Tree. Burning Tree was created especially for the chronic relapse. It has a 12-step program, offering tough love to patients. Lots of discipline, chores and non-stop group sessions with evaluations. It was brutal but, not only did it help Victoria Doramus face her addiction head on, it helped her beat it. After her recovery she committed to helping others with similar struggles. She plans to open a halfway house and base her care on the main principles that helped her, which she learned going through the 12 step program at the Burning Tree. She realizes what addicts need is peer accountability and to learn to accept personal responsibility. See Victoria’s closet at www.tradesy.com.
Banks make a lot of money. People who work for banks make a lot of money, too. As one might imagine, competition between financial institutions is objectively high. Despite the fact that working at banks is stressful because succeeding is so difficult, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has worked for Banco Bradesco for nearly 50 years!
What has he done throughout this period? Too many things to list. However, the past few years haven’t been as ordinary as others; as a matter of fact, Mr. Trabuco has been part of more things in recent years than he usually is. Let’s explore a few things that have taken place since Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi’s bid as Banco Bradesco’s chief executive officer have ended.
Itau Unibanco takes first place, Cypriano gone, Trabuco in
Throughout the final few decades of the 20th century, Banco Bradesco has been the largest in Brazil. As years have edged closer to modern times, Bradesco has dropped out of first place down as far as the fourth-largest bank in the country.
In March 2009, chief executive officer Marcio Artur Laurelli Cypriano had unwillingly resigned because he reached the age limit of 65. At that time, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was promoted from the role of president at Bradesco Seguros, an insurance company that Banco Bradesco gets most of its revenue from – usually roughly 30 percent.
Shortly after being crowned the replacement of Cypriano, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi formed a “university” within Banco Bradesco that helped employees hone their skills. While not a traditional university, the training still helped improve Banco Bradesco as a whole even better than if every employee were to enroll in a traditional four-year college or university.
Big things poppin’, little things stoppin’
In 2015, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was the first to contemplate the potential purchase of another bank in Brazil. Not long after it first popped to mind, Mr. Trabuco thought that HSBC Bank could be the best chance at buying another bank’ assets for years to come.
Lazaro de Mello Brandao, former chairman of Bradesco, approved the $5.2-billion purchase in 2015.
Custom Companies is a fast growing logistics company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company was established by Perry Mandera, a dedicated businessman, and entrepreneur. The Custom Companies focus on providing transportation and freight assistance to items that are being sent to them for delivery, and the company received positive reviews because they managed to send their shipments accurately on the location that was given by the sender. The deliveries also arrive on time, and there are no hassles on the end of the receiver. The Custom Companies was established in 1986, during a time when logistics played a significant part in the business industry in the United States. Perry Mandera thought that creating a business in the logistics industry would be a profitable business, and he wanted to be unique among his other competitors in the country, so he thought of integrating software assistance in doing every transaction. The Custom Companies is considered today as one of the companies which use a dedicated software that would enable their units to deliver items on time, and by using the GPS technology, he can track down the location of the deliveries and manage if it would go in a different route.
In a matter of 30 years, Perry Mandera managed to transform the Custom Companies as one of the most profitable logistics company in the United States. The company posted a report showing that it earned $200 million last year, and it keeps on increasing every year. Business owners state that the Customer Companies is one of the most reliable businesses in the logistics industry because they do not discriminate. Every business will be served, no matter how big or small the company is, and there are no priorities given to the top companies.
Perry Mandera stated that there will still be future changes with the Custom Companies, but it will be for the benefit of the business and their clients. Today, Perry Mandera is focusing on an internal team that is tasked to create a software that would aid them in their future business transactions, and it would also decrease the time needed to deliver items sent to them.
Neuroscientist Jorge Moll is President and Senior Researcher at the D’Or Institute of Research and Education. He attended the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where in 1994, he graduated in Medicine. At the same university in 1998, he completed medical residence in Neurology. At São Paulo University in 2004, he received his doctorate in Experimental Pathophysiology. He is also the Head of the Neuroinformatics Workgroup and the Cognitive Neuroscience Unit. He has been elected as an affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and a governors board member of the International Neuroethics Society.
His institute has done research on the neurology of soccer fans. On November 23rd, their study was published in Nature’s Scientific Reports Journal. They specifically wanted to know more about which parts of the brain are activated when a fan is given the choice of donating money to fellow fans, other team’s fans, or themselves. The researchers considered group belongingness to be very important for hominid evolution. Past studies have shown that humans are more likely to help those in their own group, as opposed to those outside of it. Jorge Moll was the senior author, and he wrote that cultural group attachment is a uniquely human phenomenon that has been important for our survival. (terra)
The functioning Magnetic Resonance scanner was used on 27 Brazilian soccer fans. The lead author of the study was Dr. Tiago Bortolini, who was also a member of the Institute. The soccer fans squeezed a handgrip pressure device that recorded how much effort they used. The most effort was used for keeping the money, while giving it to fans of the same team came second. Of course, other team’s fans came last. The medical orbitofrontal cortex, a part of the brain important for evaluating choices, increased in activity under all conditions. The study showed that when money was going to a fan of the same team, there was a connection between the orbitofrontal cortex and the subgenual cingulate cortex. They concluded that soccer fans respond to fellow fans similarly to how they respond to loved family members.
Miami has proved to be a tough ground for numerous small business start-ups. More than 85% of new businesses do not stand the test of time. This has been attributed to the business environment and many other factors. Glen Wakeman believes starting a business is tough regardless of the environment and idea one chooses to venture in. He shares on what makes the difference between entrepreneurs that do well and those that do not last long.
Lack of enough capital has been top of the list of why the success rate of businesses in the coastal city is extremely low. Glen believes that this is overemphasized and states that enough money without a proper plan will inevitably bring down any venture. Poor management of funds has also been blamed. This is true in some cases but businesses with great managers have also crumbled down.
What makes the difference?
Glen who has been in business for quite sometime has since developed a plan that is sure to turn one’s fortunes. Paying less attention to the product’s features and placing emphasis on the benefits will have ripple effects on the sales. Clients tend to be more intrigued by what they will get from your product. Given that the success of any business relies heavily on its clients, entrepreneurs need to get and maintain a great client base according to Glen Wakeman.
Support groups have been attributed to people needing help to tackle challenges that persist. Glen encourages entrepreneurs to surround themselves with individuals who can freely air their opinions, positive or negative, concerning their business. Preferably those who are not overly interested in the business. They help one to look at things from a different perspective and the results will be impressive.
Glen Wakeman also insists that successful businessmen do not focus solely on what is bound to fail. There is a lot of evidence that refutes claims that are ingrained in people’s minds. Other than changing the fate of your business, looking at the bright side of things will make life far much better.
Tough as Miami is for business one can still do well with a determined attitude and a proper plan. The many obstacles should not keep one from bringing their business idea to life
Dr. Dov Rand of Healthy Aging Medical Centers acquired his education from New York, Albert Einstein Medical Center. From his education, he specializes in rehabilitation and physical medication which lead to aging that is healthy. This method of medication involves treating of various disorders that weaken the muscular and bone, therefore, creating a stronger support structure for the body. Dr. Dov Rand has ensured that the medical practitioners at his centers consist of professionals, who have undergone thorough training in multiple fields of medicine and hence capable of identifying a weakness right and finding a solution that will befit the ailment.
Over the years, various people have south to Dr. Dov Rand’s methods of treatment but then, he excels I the field due to years of dedication that earned him experience and expertise. The patients include outpatients who are suffering from mild diseases such as management of sores and pain. Additionally, they attend to inpatients especially those requiring care of burns, those with an injury of the brain and those experiencing the trauma of the spinal cord.
In addition, Dr. Dov Rand is dedicated to improving the community by ensuring that he passes down his knowledge to others through, constant writings that he submits in conferences and teaching the people in community to maintain a healthy lifestyle through nutritional diet, the right food supplements and exercising such a yoga, so that aging can be grateful. Being an A4M Society fellow and a membership at the Age Management Group, his passion for the pursuit of knowledge has enabled him to partake various classes that expound on physical medication and also reading of materials on the same.
In conclusion, many people are opting to find a way of avoiding invasive surgical methods as treatment for their ailments, Dr. Dov Rand took to this practice a long time ago and is now a role model to many practitioners. The physical and rehabilitation medication system has heed in the fight against chronic illnesses such as polio which had become a pandemic.
The primary objective of investing is to realize a return on investment. For investors, the commodities market provide unique and profitable investment opportunities that if effectively exploited can yield higher returns. According to Stansberry Digest’s editor, Justin Brill, realizing high returns from investing in the resource market is dependent on the ability of an investor to understand the cyclic nature of commodities. That is, the busts and booms in the supply and demand for commodities.
Based on his knowledge of investment accumulated through his editorial duties at Stansberry Research, Mr. Brill believes that investing in commodities during price busts can be profitable during price booms. Relying on the vast industry knowledge of Stansberry Research’s editor Dr. Steve Sjuggerud and Brett Eversole, a senior analyst at the financial research firm, Mr. Brill predicts that the next commodity cycles are in the offing. He predicts that coffee and medical marijuana are on the brink of enjoying a major boom because they are at the end of their bust cycles. However, he cautions that medical marijuana is encumbered by legal challenges especially in the United States where it is banned by federal laws despite widespread legalization across various states and countries.
Stansberry Research: Company Profile
Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Stansberry Research is one of the world’s leading investment research company with specialization is key industries including power, natural resources, and biotechnology industries. Its newsletters and knowledge-based commentaries by its analysts and editors also cover other sectors such as mining, healthcare, and oil. With subscribers drawn from over 100 countries, the company founded by Frank Porter Stansberry in 1999 is also an authority in corporate bonds and financial markets. The team of experienced editors and analysts at the company has played an integral role in the exponential growth of the company.
Stansberry Research’s editorial team is made up of highly experienced individuals with vast knowledge of investment banking and various fields the company focuses its researches. Porter Stansberry is a financial specialist while Matt Badiali, an editor at the company, is a specialist in Geology and Earth Sciences. Others include senior analyst Austin G. Root who is also a director and manager at the company. Other editors include David Eifrig Jr. who holds a doctor medicine degree, Steve Sjuggerud, and Dan Ferris.
Wes Edens, co-founder, and Principal of Fortress Investment Group has been a busy man in recent times. Mr. Edens is the co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association and recently completed a sale of Fortress to the Japanese company SoftBank Group Inc. for $3.3 billion.
The total proceeds received by Mr. Wes Edens resulting from the sale of his stock was $512 million and the company will continue to operate as it has in the past with Edens, along with the company’s two other principals, Randy Nardone, and Peter Briger receiving five-year contracts to continue to operate the company.
SoftBank is a Tokyo-based company that was founded by Japanese businessman Masayoshi Son.
Another interest that has kept Wes Edens busy lately is the recent offering by Brightline, the nation’s only privately owned rail system for passengers, that will now add a route that will now run between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. This is in addition to the West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale route that Brightline has been offering since January of this year.
Passengers utilizing services by Brightline will have access to free wifi, USB ports, and Power outlets from the comfort of their leather seats. Lounges and food service is also available on the trains.
Brightline also falls under the Fortress Investment Group umbrella and the aspirations are big. There are plans for a station in Miami that will be six city blocks long, as well as shops, a food hall, and residences to be constructed. There is also a vision that will one day result in the Brightline train system connecting to other transit networks.
Wes Edens has been on record discussing his intent for Brightline to extend to other states in the country but has stopped short of discussing reported plans to establish service that will run between Chicago and Milwaukee. However, talk of a rail that will run between Chicago and St. Louis has been openly said to be in the works.
Edens attended Oregon State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance. Before becoming a co-founder of Fortress in 1988, Wes Edens was the head man at BlackRock Assets Investors and has also worked at Lehman Brothers.