Vijay Eswaran: Self Actualized Business Force

Vijay Eswaran: Self Actualized Business Force

Few people in business today manage to compete successfully while also maintaining a zen-like sense of goodness and decency. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman if QI Group, is quite different and notably extraordinary. He flies in the face of the notion that commerce and social responsibility have no business dating let alone having a long term and mutually beneficial relationship. He has achieved tremendous success with his business endeavors, benefitting charities, students and entire regions around the globe. He has authored 3 books that examine the balance between success and service and has also released a book of his own photography. (LinkedIn.com profile)

QI Group is a multinational conglomerate that had humble beginnings. He began with no connections, no money and an intense entrepreneurial spirit. Eswaran says, “Life is extraordinary. Being alive is extraordinary. When you choose to be ordinary, you go against nature itself.” He used this fire for excellence to find others with the same burn. His direct sales skills and ability to formulate strong interpersonal relationships paired perfectly with the global e-commerce trend. He combined these two skills and turned a fledgling numismatic business into a competitive sales force. From there, QNET, the multilevel marketing sales force became the leading arm of QI Group that has offices in Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. They now deal in media, telecom, training, education and wellness solutions. Eswaran has won numerous awards for leadership and business acumen, proving that in a match between resources and attitude, an intense initiative rarely loses. Entrepreneur.com has an article about Vijay Eswaran as well.

Eswaran believes strongly in service over self. He feels a deep responsibility to the people in his employ, his customers and the followers who look to him for guidance and mentorship. He spends the first hour of his day in silence, meditating and being present and grounded to his global village. This is the subject of his book “In the Sphere of Silence”, where he discusses self-actualization and management not only for personal benefit, but as an extension of one’s community. RYTHM is the arm of QI Group dedicated to corporate social responsibility and he and his wife also run a mentorship foundation named for his father. This year, his new University in Malaysia will graduate its first class. The University is on track for unprecedented growth that will bring jobs, education and leadership to the area. Many of his social media followers anxiously await his Thought of the Day, which is meant to inspire and educate.

Vijay Eswaran is a lesson in the greatness of men. He looks for intuition, intensity and inquisitiveness in people, because these are skills of the exceptional. Resources can easily be obtained, but actualization takes tremendous effort. Eswaran seeks that for himself, and pours it out to others.

5 Famous Modern Authors From Brazil

5 Famous Modern Authors From Brazil

Adriana Lisboa
Born in 1970 in Rio de Janeiro, Adriana Lisboa has proven herself to be one of the most remarkable voices in Brazilian Literature. Having lived in France, Brazil and America, her works are greatly multi-cultural in nature and do not just feature Brazilian experience. She has published diverse award-winning works including poetry, children’s books, and short stories, and also has six novels under her name. Her books have been translated into many languages, her recent novel translated to English being ‘Crow Blue’. She originally writes her works in Brazilian Portuguese.

Jaime Garcia Dias
Jaime is one of the leading writers in Brazilian fictional literature, boasting of five awards and a total of twenty published books. His interest in literature started at the very young age of 15. His interest developed from his father, who was also a journalist and writer. After reading “The Devil To Pay in the Backlands”, he was inspired to start a career in literature. He went to Rio de Janeiro’s faculty to study Letters where he learned much about literature, and after that there has been no turning back for the talented writer.

Bernardo Carvalho
Carvalho started as a journalist, working as a Folha de Sao Paulo correspondent in the cities of New York as well as Paris. He went on to be mature as one of the most acclaimed authors in Brazilian literature of the 21st century. His exposure to other culture is thought to be one of the biggest influences to the nature of his narratives.

Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho is perhaps the most recognized of these writers. Having been borne of an engineer father, Paulo’s dream of becoming a writer is not encouraged by his parents. His continued rebellion from doing what his parents wanted him to do in favor of writing saw him severally committed to a mental institution by his parents till age 20. After that he travelled around South America for a while living as a hippie before settling back in Brazil. He later started a successful career as a songwriter before deciding to take on writing full time with equal success. His most notable novels are among others, The Alchemist and Brida.

Moacyr Scliar
Having been born of Jewish parents in an area dominated by Germans, Scliar’s novels are mostly centered on the issue of Jewish identity in the Diaspora, in particular being a Jew in Brazil. In his works, he chronicles the Jewish experience in the German dominated area of Brazil where he was born and grew up. His most well known work in the international platform is Max and the Cats, which was published in 1981. By the time of his death in 201, he had published over 100 books of different genres such as novels, essays among others.

Securng A Winning Litagator in Orlando

Securng A Winning Litagator in Orlando

Dealing with an extensive legal matter is well beyond the ability of an unexperienced person. Even with basic knowledge of the situation, and a grasp of the legalities the matter may entail, pursuing the matter can be overwhelming for someone not versed in court procedure.

In many cases, it is not a good idea to either try to take the law into your own hands, or obtain less than adequate legal counsel to argue on your behalf. This should especially be considered in the cases of extremely important matters. Even with so-called “slam-dunk” cases, where the facts are obviously in your favor, without knowledgeable, experienced lawyers on your side, you could still end up losing your argument.

The importance of securing competent legal counsel is essential for success in matters of litigation. The lawyer you choose should not only have experience in your matter, but be able to demonstrate through success his or her capability properly litigate the case that you want them to represent you on.

Dan Newlin, a Florida attorney, has been assisting his various clients in getting justice for two decades. His extensive knowledge in personal injury matters, and his track record of obtaining settlements for his clients is highly regarded and respected in Orlando.

Newlin has secured lucrative judgements for his clients in some very visible cases. He won a $24 million award on behalf of the estate of a police officer in Orlando who was shot and killed at an ATM by two armed robbers. After the conviction of the two assailants, they attempted to sell their story. Newlin argued to the court that the two should not be allowed to profit for their crime, and in the end Newlin won and secured a settlement for the estate.

In another case Newlin (Twitter)
won an award for a teenage girl who sustained a substantial brain injury from an errant bullet shot from a street gang member’s handgun. The bullet left her paralyzed, rendering her unable to communicate except by blinking her eyes. Newlin argued on her behalf, and obtained a $100 million settlement for emotional distress as well as suffering.

Over the life of his career, Newlin and his practice has secured more $150 million in damages for his many plaintiffs. His practice is located in Orlando and Chicago. If you have a personal injury concern, you can contact his office and read more about his practice at http://www.newlinlaw.com.

Andy Wirth Sets Up Crowdrise To Support Navy SEALS

Andy Wirth Sets Up Crowdrise To Support Navy SEALS

Reading the name, Navy Seals, fills American hearts with pride. Navy Seals possess skills that ordinary people do not. They earned these skills with sacrifice, hard work, pain, and yes, sometimes blood. They love their country, and are 100% dedicated to its protection. This means they are 100% dedicated to the American people. Navy Seals go wherever necessary, and do whatever is necessary, to accomplish their mission. Navy Seals, and their families, regularly sacrifice to accomplish their mission. In fact, sometimes they sacrifice all. Seals spend about 70% of each year away from home. That places a tremendous burden on loved ones left behind. Andy Wirth has come to believe it is time to honor the sacrifices of these heroes by giving back.

As part of his recovery from a serious skydiving accident, Andy Wirth was training in Squaw Valley. He met a group of Navy Seals who were training in the same area. The chance encounter became an important part of Andy’s recovery, and led to several lasting friendships. Seeing first hand who the Seals are, and what they are about, filled Andy with a desire to show his appreciation.
Andy has assembled a team for the 2015 Ironman Lake tahoe competition. The team’s name is Special Warfare Warriors, and it is meant to honor all Navy Seals serving currently, and all those who have served in the past.

The ultimate goal; raising awareness and generating support for the Navy Seal Foundation. The purpose of the Navy Seal Foundation is to provide assistance and support to the Seals, their families, and all supporting service personnel of special warfare combat. Please help show these brave heroes that America appreciates what they, and their families, do for us by making a donation here: https://www.crowdrise.com/WWSupport/fundraiser/andywirth

And take the time to read about the Navy Seal foundation here: http://www.navysealfoundation.org/about-the-foundation/

Please make a donation, show them we can sacrifice a little to honor those who sacrifice a lot. Let these very special men and women know we are here, we are grateful, and we care.

Adam Sender: Hedge Fund Manager to Art Collector

Adam Sender: Hedge Fund Manager to Art Collector

Adam Sender is a very well-known contemporary art collector. At only 45 years of age, he’s considered relatively young by industry standards, but Sender is highly respected due to his incredible collection of contemporary artwork.

Sender began collecting art in the mid-1990s. He was able to support his collection due to his success as a hedge fund manager. Sender formed his own hedge fund after leaving SAC Capital Advisors LLP. It was at that point that he began purchasing artwork that caught his eye. Sender saw artwork in the same way he viewed matters in his edge fund business, as an investment. He purchased pieces that were relatively affordable (for someone of Sender’s wealth) and those pieces’ value has since increased dramatically.

Sender has been going through some personal changes, and these changes have prompted him to part with a great deal of his collection. Sotheby’s is offering Sender’s vast collection over the span of an eighteen month period. What is so alluring about Sender’s collection is the quality of works he has chosen, spanning over decades. Many collectors struggle with hit and miss selections. They find some great pieces and then later choose some average pieces. Sender, on the other hand, has consistently collected masterful pieces over and over again.

People often correlate Sender’s ability to pick winning equities in his hedge fund days, to that same ability of selecting artwork. He simply has a knack for picking the right works. In fact, the collection being offered by Sotheby’s is valued between $70 million and $80 million.He’s also discussed by ArtNews.

It is important to note that Sender isn’t only selling pieces. He is also planning to donate a number of oversize pieces to several museums. Although Sender is downsizing his collection dramatically, he will still retain a number of pieces for his own personal pleasure as he moves on to the next chapter of his life.

Crystal Hunt – Daytime Television Superstar

Crystal Hunt – Daytime Television Superstar

Crystal Hunt was offered a role in Guiding Light after attending the Actors’ Workshop in New York, where she was spotted by an agent at the age of 17. In this role, she played Lizzie Spaulding. Lizzie Spaulding is a character whom came from a wealthy but unstable family and has experienced plenty of chaos while growing up. Crystal Hunt played this role from February 25, 2003 to January 31, 2006, for which she received a Daytime Emmy award. She has also been cast as Stacy Morasco, a stripper, in One Life To Live in 2009 until 2010. Crystal Hunt grew up in Clearwater, FL, and landed roles in television. Currently, she is working with an executive producer for her first film – Magic Mike XXL, and was cast into a Sydney White in 2007 (as Dinky), which is a coming of age film about Greek life. Her standout role was as Stacy Morasco, and has continued to launch her career from this point onward.

Crystal Hunt was born in 1985, so she is still a relatively young actress. Even before her standout role, she was competing in beauty pageants from the age of 2. This also resulted in an advertising spot with NSYNC before she landed roles in Guiding Light and One Life to Live. Her fans frequently comment on her kindness through social media sites such as Twitter. In addition to her role in Magic Mike, she will be releasing Talbot County later this year, which his her own movie. She is a beautiful and accomplished actress whom has a bright future ahead of her.

FreedomPop Owes Its Investors A Lot

FreedomPop Owes Its Investors A Lot

There are a few companies out there nowadays that offer services like no one else does, and FreedomPop is one of them. They are a company that offers its customers free mobile service, and many people have taken advantage of that. People love their company and what they are doing for the world. They have customers because of the way that they conduct their business. Their uniqueness is what draws customers in, and it is what has recently drawn in quite a few investors, as well.

FreedomPop had been considering selling out for a while. They didn’t have enough money to keep going, and they thought that maybe it was time to sell their company and be over with it. But, they didn’t do that, and they were able to raise $30 million in funding. And now they have just raised another $10 million in funding. The people who have chosen to invest their hard earned money into their company are proving that they believe in them. They are saying that they are a good company, and that they should keep doing what they are doing.

This has opened up new doors for FreedomPop, and now they have big plans for the future. They are planning a few different things to do with their company. And they are able to do all of them because of their generous investors. FreedomPop wouldn’t be where they are today without the people who have believed in them, and they owe their investors a lot.

The Inspiration of Jamie Garcia Dias

The Inspiration of Jamie Garcia Dias

As an aspiring writer I am amazed by what Jamie Garcia Dias has been able to do in his literary career. He has managed to give me a perspective that I did not have before. His love of words and storytelling has opened my eyes to Brazilian culture.

I am always fascinated by what writers may have done before they actually became writers. A good majority of people have different career paths that lead them to writing. Others are far out in left field, but they may just have good story to tell. Jamie Garcia Dias was a teacher. His father wrote before him so it was natural for him to establish a career in this field because he had been influenced by his dad. Over time Dias would prove to be quite proficient in the field with 20 books to his name. He would be celebrated as one of the most successful writers for fictional books in Brazil. I had never heard of him until I started reading more global fiction. It was through some friends in Brazil that I discovered just how rich his characters were.

All of this time in administration in a school environment was enough to give him access to a large array of character profiles. This is the great thing about working and meeting new people on a regular basis. It opens up your mind, and it gives you a great amount of time to really study people. It is possible to meet someone and discover a new personality. For a writer this is heaven, and Dias used all of his experiences to create some rich characters.

For the average writer their love of words is a gateway to a new life. They may acquire fans and become known around the world. Their talents can take them to new heights. It is true that there are a plethora of writers that are creating stories around the world every day. It is not common, however, for every writer to reach massive crowds. Most writers will have a select group of people that are interested in their work. It is only the elite that will reach crowds of millions. That is what Jamie Garcia Dias has the potential to do. He has not gained the success of someone like J.K. Rowling, but the potential to become a Brazilian literary icon is there. His characters are rich, and the story lines can totally draw people in. That is what makes him one of the most talked about writers in all of Brazil. He provides this amazing type of literature that will be cherished forever. I think that Dias is one of the best writers of his time.

Investment Advisors Like Igor Cornelsen Help Investors Make Money In Brazil

Investment Advisors Like Igor Cornelsen Help Investors Make Money In Brazil

For people looking for lucrative investment opportunities, Brazil may be the perfect place. The country’s fortunes are on the upswing and over the past decade local Brazilian companies have shown dramatic growth. Brazil is rich in natural resources. Not only does the country have vast amounts of timber forests, it has a wide range of mineral resources as well. Brazil has vast stores of bauxite, chromium, copper, diamonds, gold, graphite, iron ore, mercury, mica, oil, petroleum, phosphates, quartz, tin, titanium, and zinc which are in great demand in markets the world over.

There are many types of companies in Brazil in which people can invest. The domestic market has increased exponentially in recent years and many companies are thriving. Tourism is also a burgeoning industry with tens of thousands of scientists and laymen visiting the country each year to experience, enjoy, and do research on Brazil’s rainforests, rivers, coastline, and culture. There are a great number of infrastructure projects in full swing which need investment dollars to reach their full potential and provide both locals and foreigners with the quality services they need to fully enjoy the assets the country has to offer.

Brazilian companies are making a splash on the international markets as well. There are also a number of visionary Brazilian business owners that have identified opportunities across the globe where their products and services can meet the needs of the clamoring masses. Savvy investors that make a commitment to these companies early in their rise stand to make obscene amounts of profits as these companies begin to approach their full potential. The Brazilian stock market is full of companies poised to rise to national and international prominence and financial success if they are able to attract the investors they need to take full advantage of their opportunities.

One person who has long seen and benefited from the economic growth in Brazil is Igor Cornelsen. He is said to know everything you need to know about investing in Brazil. The proprietor of Bainbridge Investment Inc., Cornelsen is an investment adviser that has helped to make many investors rich. The two keys to Cornelsen’s success are helping to encourage people to make long term investments and to diversify their investments. He has guided a growing cadre of investors to success by giving them the timely advice and information they need to identify the winners in the Brazilian stock market.

Mail Stamped Forward To Sender At New Miami Address

Mail Stamped Forward To Sender At New Miami Address

We all remember Adam Sender as the hedge fund guru. Since retired from a successful business in the 1990s turned his spotlight on the art world. Adam has been collecting art of all shapes and sizes of interest to him. He has dipped back into his younger years with the purchase of Bob Dylan’s original notebook page, a handwritten song “The Times They Are A-Changin”. Adam doled out a few dollars for that item to the tune of $400,000 plus, now selling it for over $1.3 million; that’s what the market calls a return on your investment.

Adam Sender’s over the next 18 months will reduce his art collection as items head for the auction block at Sotheby’s. The collection will consist of 400 items out of over 1000 art pieces by 139 artists with Sotheby’s estimating expectations possibly exceeding $70 million in profit, and as reported the hits just keep on coming.

What is Sender’s secret (see The Observer for more) to his phenomenal talent he has for acquiring just the right addition to his collection, or is there some luck involved. Whatever, he certainly has acquired an exceptional eye for collecting artwork. Sender comments in purchasing his artwork, “I was trying to buy the very best work.” Obviously, he did just that.

Sender reports that since Lenore, his wife, and he moved to Miami, Florida, they are thinking of displaying many of the art items that are being stored, out of sight in New York where space in their 3,000+ sq. ft. penthouse in the SoHo section of Manhattan didn’t have room to display all the pieces. Sender and Lenore have been talking about displaying many of the art items to be staged in one of their Miami homes, currently dormant. They hadn’t planned on selling the house right away, so they plan to test the property as a pop-up exhibition. They have made many new friends since their move to Miami, and they thought it would be fun to have a place to display many of the pieces they feel their friends would enjoy viewing.

If this proves to be a successful venture, they are thinking of placing the Sender Collection on permanent display in a private collector museum somewhere like Miami. Artwork should be displayed and enjoyed, not hidden from view.

Over the years, Sender has stood his ground, sticking with his appreciation of specific artists, and has compiled one of the best Sherman collections today. Sherman is said he “straddles the line of provocation and beauty” that Sender gravitates toward. He obviously has an eye for the unique, the exceptional works of art, that will ring true in the art world. Sender’s talents are also a gift indeed.