In 2013 Ted Bauman joined the Banyan Hill Publishing company to spread his knowledge of the world further. Mr.Bauman brings a plethora of experience from his many years working in the non-profit sector. Although born in the U.S, Ted Bauman would be live most of his adult life in South Africa where he would earn a degree in Economics and History. This allowed Mr.Bauman to create an astonishing 25-year career of connecting people all over the world to resources that allowed them to live a fruitful and free life. We recently sat down with Ted Bauman do discuss his current occupation and thoughts on the present world economy.
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How are you able to bring your ideas to life?
Ted Bauman states that as a writer, it is his job to engage the reader and make them wanting more. This often involves the use of all his writing skills to make even the most mundane topics such as asset protection interesting and reliable to the reader. Adding these real-life examples to his writings gives the readers a reason to care and a reason to come back for more.
What current trend has really caught your attention?
The growing tendency by people to question the nature of our economy, says Mr. Bauman. He adds that this isn’t solely seen within the United States but by people all over the world. They are now asking if bending over backward for a corporation is truly the best thing for the taxpayer and the future of their respective countries economy.
What habit of yours has contributed the most to your success?
Mr.Bauman states that he tends to wake up very early as this is the time of the day that he is most productive. Time management has become a focal aspect of his career, and although he doesn’t think of himself as the best time manager, he does guard this time very carefully. Resisting to do anything else in the morning is the most important thing I can do to stay productive, says Ted Bauman.
The findings shared in a report on climate change point towards a significant amount of reshuffling in the corporate world if it is to deal with the effects of climate change effectively.
But not all of these firms are ready to take on the challenge just yet. For some, the findings shared in the report only remain that: findings alone. They have not rolled out plans to implement the changeover or have made any active efforts in abandoning their high emission practices.
Those who are dependent on the supply chain model still deal with logistics that for the large part are not environmentally friendly. Those who are involved in the food and beverage industry still rely on processes that consume a high amount of energy. And those involved in the energy businesses are still not 100 percent capable of producing clean energy to the point where it could fulfill the needs of all of their clientele.
Sharon Prince and The Responsibility Has to Be Acknowledged and Fulfilled
While almost everyone is aware of the detrimental nature of the effects of climate change, not everyone is making enough efforts to make sure that these risks are mitigated.
The negatives are being acknowledged by almost every single company that matters, yet the responsibility is only being shared by a select few, which should not be the case if the planet as we know it is to survive the next few decades.
This is why places such as Grace Farms are needed, as these spaces can help to engage communities and bring them to a brighter tomorrow. It is in places such as Grace Farms where individuals are able to expand their minds and learn.
Isabel hails from Angola and is the daughter of the former president of the country, Jose Eduardo dos Santos. She is the richest businesswoman in Africa and is named among the most influential women in the world. Her net worth is over two billion dollars, which have made her be the first billionaire woman in Africa. She attended King’s College after finishing her preliminary education.
After finishing her college education, Isabel dos Santos started her life as an entrepreneur back in Angola. She later worked at Urbana 2000, where she played the role of an engineer in project management. The company had received a contract on sanitation initiative. This meant that the company would engage in cleaning and disinfecting the city. Isabel dos Santos had a role of ensuring that every activity was carried out accordingly and as planned.
Majority of her ventures are in Portugal and involve diverse activities. These include retail, finance, energy, and media. She also plays a crucial role at Lisbon’s Angolan Bank, where she is a board member. Since 2008, Isabel dos Santos has been holding interests in numerous companies in Portugal and Angola. In 2014 when she took over Portugal Telecom, Isabel dos Santos advanced her range in the telecommunications field. She bid against Altice so that she could accomplish it.
Isabel dos Santos has a good understanding of poverty, allocation of resources as well as economic development. Through this, she has engaged herself in numerous charity works focused on eliminating poverty in Africa. Some of her projects are directed towards improving the living standards of people as well as sanitation.
She has also helped in the production of media communication and a number of videos using her familiarity with media production and entertainment. This has shown her efforts in encouraging and creating more awareness. She also uses her knowledge to bring to limelight potential entrepreneurs where they gain recognition and carry on with their endeavors’.
Due to her philanthropic nature, she is consistently invited to speak at both economic and charitable events. She once spoke at the ECR Africa Summit where she made headlines. She raised her fight towards infrastructure development in Africa. She pointed out that providing internet to people all over Africa would give them a chance to compete in the universal market and advance their financial states.
Readers of Real Wealth Strategist and Front Line Profits are well acquainted with Matt Badiali. The investment guru has been active for years passing out actionable investment information pretaining to the natural resource market. Most people, however, know Badiali by another name, “The Freedom Checks Guy”.
Matt Badiali’s freedom checks investment made quite the splash when it first appeared. The commercials gained notoriety not only for the way they were presented by for the questions they left behind. Here is a look at just what freedom checks are and who Badiali is.
Matt Badiali is a trained geologist with a masster’s from Florida Atlantic University. He began his career putting that degree to use as a consultant for natural resource companies. Years later one of his friends turned him onto the concept of using his knowledge to make investments. So, Badiali changed careers and became an analyst helping mid-level investors make good on returns. He soon gained a solid reputation for sizable returns and caught the attention of Banyan Hill Publishing.
Today, Matt Badiali writes two newsletters for Banyan, shares a wealth of information on Facebook, and writes articles on precious metals for Medium. His advice is so good because it is taken directly from the source. Badiali actually travels to natural resource operations all over the world. He uses his knowledge to vet every part of the operation from the bottom to the top. Badiali even interviews CEOs.
Freedom checks are actually return of capital checks paid out for buying into a Master Limited Partnership. MLPs are resource companies that operate in the U.S. They sell non-controlling stakes to investors to generate working capital. This allows them the cash flow of a publicly traded company while remaining private. The companies take part in a tax benefit offered by the government to stateside oil and gas companies. All they have to do is distribute 90% of their profits to stakeholders before taxes are taken.
Badiali hit upon the perk as he has extensive knowledge of the resource market. Through his newsletters he connects investors to an MLP. All they have to do is sit back and let the profit roll in.
Alec Sellem is the CEO and founder of a Gold refining company. The company Alec Sellem is passionate about is Sellem Industries, which his located and founded in England. Alec Sellem seeks to streamline all of his activities today in order to stay on track and set on his overall goal, to find successful gold mining sites that offer the opportunity for growth and progress. Sellem is a gold mining as well as a gold refining expert. Sellem combines entrepreneurial edge with a keen sense of business, which he has honed for many years in the gold mining industry, especially in Africa, where it currently mines in Sierra Leone and Senegal.
Working With Communities
While his main concern is the production of gold and its refining processes, Sellem works with local groups in order to create a wholesome and beneficial approach for all. Sellem Industries has a Philanthropic arm, which works to sustain local communities thru its agricultural projects, as well as supporting the local communities with creating jobs, offering educational opportunities, as well as creating a school for its local communities.
In a recent interview with Ideamensch Alec Sellem was asked how the idea for his company came about. According to Founder and CEO of Sellem Industries, his company was the result of a long organic growth toward ingesting multiple ideas and processes experienced in the gold processing and refining processes. A friend of his has invited him to participate in some gold trading and Sellem recognized an opportunity to take the process from being located on a globalized scale to a more localized integration.
Localizing Gold Processing
His idea to create a gold refinery closer to home seemed to be a much more sensible goal than bringing the workers to the work rather than the work to the worker. Sellem found that this way of doing business would be more profitable to all others like miners, government, buyers and sellers, as well as those making and implementing tax laws. It was hitting upon this method that Alec Sellem found that he has reached the kind of work he wanted to pursue and Sellem Industries came about.
Local communities benefit when you get them involved in the process. Alec Sellem understands that the traditional methods of gold mining aren’t working anymore. In fact, traditional methods quite often cut out the local community entirely from the process. Alec Sellem wants to change that and his fresh approach to gold mining is having a good impact. His goal is to revitalize the local communities in Africa where most of the mining fields are located.
His process is innovative in that it first develops a good relationship with the local communities. Developing a good infrastructure that provides local communities with a safe environment is important to Alec Sellem. His time in Africa has garnered a deep affection for the people. Sellem remains actively involved in the gold mining operations in Sierra Leone and has developed a deeply trusting relationship with the people there.
Sellem believes in creating positive examples of strong, innovative processes that modernize both mining and refining gold. The idea of combining the mining and refining process in one location felt right. Traditional mining processes separated the mining processes from the refining processes. It seemed redundant and ineffective to him to continue the separation.
The operations at Sierra Leone have birthed the concept of artisanal mining to a whole new level. Artisanal mining is a concept where individual miners work for themselves, not a big corporate mining operation. Sellem Industries provides the infrastructure that these miners need without cutting them out of the profits. In other words, Sellem has helped Sierra Leone reach their potential financially and helped establish a synergy between the neighboring villages.
Sellem boasts that his organization has provided full-time employment for many local communities. The work that his organization accomplished has already created quite a stir in the gold mining industry and in other industries.
Michael Nierenberg is a prominent leader and investor with more than one decade of experience in various fields including providing financial services, as well as investment alternatives to the upcoming investors saving their time and resources to research the gaps in the market. Michael Nierenberge has worked for several companies serving multiple roles and gaining experience.
Some of the companies he has helped in include Bear Stearns where he made significant contributions in building the company several adjustable mortgage businesses for future smooth running of the company he had also signed as a member of the board of directors hence made significant decisions for the company. In Bear Stearns, he made changes in the interest rate policies as well as foreign exchange field changing the trading operations to be more effective. Later Mr. Nierenberg worked for seven years at the Lehman Brothers company where he served in the top executive ranks providing his insight in business.
Michael Nierenberg was employed as the head of global market products at JP Morgan, and at the same time, he was a member of the investment bank where he gained skills in global investment. Later he joined the Bank of America based in Merrill Lynch where he was given the mandate to coordinate sales and various trading operations within the division he was allocated. He was hardworking thus made significant contributions to the bank. Currently, Michael Nierenberg serves as the managing director of Fortress Investment Group playing the substantial role in foreseeing various projects related to residential and commercial areas constructions.
In 2016, Michael Nierenberg was promoted to the rank of CEO, chairman for the board of directors as well as the Principal of New Residential Investment company which is under the management of Fortress company. New Residential Investment Corporation was founded with the aim of investing and managing several mortgage-related assets in the United States. With Nierenberg as the head of the company, there is smooth running; he has ensured that all employees are inspired and devoted to providing consumer loans Segments, residential securities, Originations among other services to all their clients.
RPX is a primary provider of patent risk management solutions that serves over 300 customers in media, automotive, technology, and financial sectors. Established in 2008, the company offers services in the innovative subscription that lowers the total cost of IP related litigation for clients. This includes some of the most important companies in the sector of technology. Moreover, the organization provides high-quality solutions to commercial legal departments, government agencies, and law firms, through Inventus, its affiliate.
HGGC, a leading private equity company dealing in middle markets announced that it had finalized its acquisition of RPX, the patent risk as well as discovery management solutions provider. Marty Roberts, the CEO of RPX said that it’s an excellent opportunity for the company to leverage its core strengths to drive value in the long run. He added that partnering with HGGC will open doors to access beyond the capital. Their operational expertise will assist the company to better their customer service. RPX marks the private equity firm’s second take-private deal that follows the acquisition of Nutraceutical International Corporation, the leading manufacturer of natural vitamins, personal care products, supplements, and minerals. These private transactions reflect a new sourcing pool for the private-equity company’s partnership investment strategy. By acquiring problem patents, RPX assists companies to mitigate the risks of patent assertions for the growing network of clients.
Concerning this acquisition, HGGC’s CEO Richard Lawson said that the management continues to execute as well as amplify their advantaged investing approach that entails the raising and investing of funds. It has also acquired great talent and improved its capabilities so that the company can look at a more significant opportunity set. HGGC has proven its ability to access public markets and investment opportunities. Every corporation that makes or sells technology-based products faces the risk of being sued by another company, for patent infringement. Over 10,000 companies have been sued since 2010. The number of companies at risk is still rising. RPX serves such firms by providing risk management solutions.
Since its founding, HGGC has finalized more than 80 platform investments, recapitalizations, and add-on acquisitions. The company’s investment approach enables it to scalable source businesses at affordable multiples via partnerships with founders who reinvest alongside the private equity firm. HGGC creates a strong need for interests.
The real estate company New Residential Investment Corp has recently released its latest information about the dividends it distributes. With a recent chart, New Residential Investment Corp provided a table showing investors and regulators its dividend information for the past four quarters. The table shows the rates and other information dating back to the fourth quarter of 2017. During the last fiscal year, New Residential Investment Corp saw an increase in the number of distributions and maintained rates per dividend share during the past year.
During the last quarter of 2017, New Residential Investment Corp had distributions that amounted to over 168 million. Its ordinary dividend rate was 39 cents per share and its qualified dividend rate was 33.5 cents per share. It would have a net capital gain rate of 0.0052 per share as well. The total rate for the dividends was 50 cents per share according to the data. These rates would stay the same for the next four quarters including the first three quarters of 2018. However, by the second quarter of 2018, the distributions increased to 169 million. By the third quarter of 2018, the total distributions were over 170 million. Therefore, the company saw growth in terms of the amount of distributions.
Dr. Mark McKenna is the founder of OVME, a project that combines his passions in medicine, real estate, and entrepreneurship. OVME is a company in the healthcare sector which deploys the technological innovations of today in connecting patient and medical services providers. The medical technology companyis going to bridge the gap between the patients and the doctors. Patients can locate a doctor of his choice from the comfort of his or her home by utilizing the possibilities that are now available through technological innovations.
Dr. Mark McKenna holds a medical degree from the Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans. He no longer lives in New Orleans, but he still holds strong connections with the community here.
When Dr. Mark McKenna was starting his career, he was more passionate about real estatethan medicine. In fact, he focused his efforts in the development of a real estate company which invested heavily in the real estate market in New Orleans. Unfortunately, everything did not go as he planned. During Hurricane Katrina, all his projects were destroyed, he had to rethink his choices, and this is the time he decided to concentrate on medicine instead of real estate.
The idea to start OVME came after realizing that there were many Americans who were looking for elective cosmetic surgeries. Some people need to get the best medical care providers for the nature of services they needed. However, the busy nature of today’s life does not allow people to spend a lot of time looking for the best doctors.
Dr. Mark McKenna realized that by helping the people get solutions to the challenges that they face, he would be expanding his business in the healthcare sector. OVME came up allowing him to use technological innovations to link patients to doctors.
OVME has ateam of highly qualified medical experts who the patient can consult on the services they need. It will be up to the patient to determine if they would like to go ahead with service delivery. OVME is improving services delivery by making it easier for the patient to get much information while still at home. The patient can decide to visit the healthcare center of have medical services provided at home.