Flavio Maluf’s Views about the UK’s Departure from the EU

Everyone had a different opinion after Britons voted to end their association with the European Union in late June. The immediate effect of the Brexit vote was a massive drop within the stock markets throughout Europe. The Sterling similarly devalued and reached its lowest value in more than twenty years. Brazilian corporate executive, Flavio Maluf is among individuals who think that the referendum will translate into long-term impacts on the world’s economy.

Mr. Maluf states that the referendum will impact Britain’s economy first. In 2014, the country contributed 11.3 billion pounds to the EU. In return, it received more than 6.9 billion pounds. This is a significant amount, which can have an inflation effect on the country. The entire union will also be faced with reduced investment. There will be no more freedom in the movement of people and goods throughout Europe, something that can bring negative results to the continent.

Maluf points out that Brazil needs to realign its global trade policy, so that it gains from the separation. It should start partnering with Britain. In the past, interactions between the two countries were limited by EU trade tariffs. At the moment, the United Kingdom is not Brazil’s major trading partner. Less than 2 percent of Brazilian products are exported to Britain. Bilateral agreements must be formed to boost trade between the two countries. This will translate into huge economic benefits for both nations.

Flavio Maluf in Brief

Mr. Maluf is one of the most prominent Brazilian businessmen. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP). This is one of the leading institutes of higher education among Portuguese speaking countries. Mr. Maluf serves as the president of Eucatex and GrandFood. These are some of the largest conglomerates in South America. Flavio is credited with helping them dominate different spheres of the Brazilian economy. Besides his role at the two firms, he has been staunch in advocating the use of technology to teach students. Mr. Maluf is also an avid columnist on major Portuguese publications. His well-researched and articulated articles address various social, political and economic issues. Flavio’s father Paulo Maluf, is one of the most vocal Brazilian politicians.  Be sure to read Flavio’s personal blog.

The Success of White Shark Media

During the 21st century, there has been an emphasis on digital technological solutions as well as the constant connection between the consumers and the producers. With this in mind, many producers have been not only been having a digital presence, but has also put an emphasis on providing relevant information as well as reviews that have been made available to the consumers all around the world.


One company in particular has been officially established for the purpose of offering unique and innovative solutions to companies that are looking to increase their digital presence in a wide variety of competitive industries.

White Shark Media Review team is a digital marketing agency offers solutions that are specifically tailored for the client who requests assistance. The marketing solutions that are provided are specifically tailored for both the medium and small businesses.

This is done in order to keep a personal partnership and to dedicate much of the innovative digital solutions to that of the customer. As one of the fastest digital agencies in the country, this agency continues to grow to become the best source of expert advice for any business in various industries.

The mission of the client becomes the mission of the consultant firm at White Shark Media.

Thanks to this company, thousands of businesses have been able to establish a digital presence while teaching the clients marketing tools to use in order to further grow the business.

Some of the techniques that are used to build each and every client include Google Analytics Integration, competitive intelligence and propriety reporting software. All of these provided installations provide each and every client with full accountability each and every month.

Thanks to the ability to also track the clients, White Shark Media is able to track the success of the clients in regards to the business as well as the competitive edge that it has within the industry.

This expert company was officially founded in 2011 for the purpose of offering advice to clients and businesses to make a business faster, most efficient, as well as profiting. With over 150 employees that are located in over three different countries around the world, this consultant business has plans to continue to grow.

This company wants to offer both innovative as well as cost-effective solutions that keeps not only the business owners satisfied, but also the employees happy and continuously involved in the company with a specific vision of their own.

New Marc Sparks Book Offers ’50 Sparks To Success’

There’s a common misconception that the most successful business people and entrepreneurs come from Ivy League business schools. The truth is that when it comes to success, what really matters is having the drive and the tools required to reach your goals. Veteran businessman Marc Sparks believes in that road to success and he lays out his “50 Sparks to Success” plan in his new book “They Can’t Eat You: My Unorthodox Path to Outrageous Success.”

Marc Sparks is a self-professed “C+ student” who managed to build a successful career in business. He’s worked with more than sixty startups, ranging from restaurants to insurance offices. Marc’s company, Timber Creek Capital, invests in companies very early, because he believes that the time to make mistakes and build value is early in a company’s history.

In his book (sold on Amazon), he shares his business experiences, both good and bad. He discusses at length what it was like to start an insurance company in your bedroom and then build it onto a $1 billion business.

Before losing it all in less than 90 days. Through his challenges, he’s learned some hard lessons about what is required to be a success and he’s developed his “50 Sparks” program that helps readers work their way through the steps required to become the success they believe they can be – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Sparks.

While there are no guarantees in life (or in business), anyone’s best chance for success is to listen to the people who have experienced the ups and downs of life. Get details at Marc Sparks · Profile · Disqus

Marc Sparks is that rare businessman who has both the experience and the willingness to share it with others. If you’re going to buy one book to help you build your business, you’ll want to buy “They Can’t Eat You: My Unorthodox Path to Outrageous Success.”

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How Keith Mann Is Helping Young Students

As parents reflect on the future of their children, they know that it is their duty to help them to be a little more successful than they were. But sometimes, that is very difficult to accomplish. College can be expensive. It may be that many parents cannot afford to put their children through college. However, in the United States, those who work hard can get ahead. That is why Keith Mann is offering a scholarship to those who work hard. One student every year who has a lot of potential and has exhibited a pattern of diligence will receive a boost in life, ensuring that they will have a bright future.

The scholarship that Mann has established is for the Uncommon Charter High School. The school is very pleased with it. It guarantees that at least one of their students will be able to go on to acquire a Bachelor’s Degree. In an effort to find the best student, those who apply are challenged to write a 1000 word essay about their future endeavors and what they plan to accomplish in the world of business. Ensuring that these students know what the value of their education and how an education will help them, they are assigned to write about what a college education will do to assist them in their business endeavors.

Keith is a philanthropist. This means that the core of his identity is related to promoting and enhancing the well-fare of other people. He wants others to be able to reach their potential. Even if he cannot give everybody a scholarship, he still wants all of these students to find potential in themselves.

That is basically what Mr. Mann has spend his career laboring for. In his daily life, he is the CEO and founder of Dynamic Search Parters. He hopes to share his success with other people.

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Highland Capital Management and James Dondero – A Successful Package

Forbes Magazine is known for publishing categories of “Best” and “Worst” in America and around the world. According to a recent 2015 Forbes list of best places for Business and Careers, Dallas, Texas ranks number 15 on that list. Included as one of the Best places to work in Dallas is the Highland Capital Management firm, co-founded by its’ President, James Dondero.

The Dallas Metroplex has long been known for industrial and financial importance as home to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport since the late 1970’s. Historically, going back to 1886, Dallas is the only home to the State Fair of Texas. Now let’s fast-forward to Dallas, 1993 when Highland Capital Management was co-founded by James and Mark Okada.

With the main headquarters remaining in Dallas, Highland Capital Management has grown into world-wide markets supporting offices in New York City, Singapore, Seoul and Sao Paulo. Moving forward, the independently-owned investment advising company will continue to manage structured investments and distress investments funds (to name a few) and plans to add more alternative investment opportunities into Seattle, California, and Florida.

The financial services specialist, Jim Dondero, co-founder and company President, is currently taking Highland Capital Management company into many far-reaching markets as one of the world’s largest investment advisors. Since 2014, the successful company claims to be worth more than $18 billion. Under the sound leadership of Mr. Dondero, his company has continued to grow and lead the way in creative investment strategies.

With the Highland Capital Management company firmly established as a leader in alternative investments, Dondero has taken his interests into healthcare. Under his direction, Highland manages $2.3 billion in healthcare assets. Mr. Dondero serves on several company’s Board of Directors, including MGM Studios and American Banknote Corporation, and serves as Chairman of the Board for CSS Medical, NexBank, and Cornerstone Healthcare. He is also the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors at NexPoint Hospitality Trust, Inc.

Jim Dondero is not just a corporate genius, he and the Highland Capital Management group are committed to education, veterans organizations and other social causes, both in the U.S. and around the world. As a group, the management team, led by Jim Dondero gives about $8 million each year in charitable donations.

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Keith Mann Partners with Uncommon Schools for Scholarship

Keith Mann, founder of Dynamics Search Partners recently announced the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement. This scholarship was created in order to spotlight the this next realm of business leaders coming from this newer generation. Together, Keith Mann partnered with Uncommon Schools in New York to offer this scholarship opportunity to a graduating senior at one of their schools.

When asked why Keith and Keely had decided to implement this scholarship their response was simple. They wanted to make sure that recipient of their scholarship was a student at the Uncommon Charter High School.

Each student applying for the scholarship have been encouraged students to write a 1,000 word essay about how receiving a college degree could aid them in helping their professional goals. Since day one Keith Mann has been an advocate for education and philanthropy. He and his wife have always been dedicated to finding strong leaders and building them up to success.

Currently, this new scholarship is available for graduating seniors. They have until Feb. 29, 2016 to apply. The winner will win a $5,000 scholarship.

Keith Mann has over 15 years of experience in the executive search industry. He launched an Alternative Investment Practice in 2002 and wanted to impact the underrepresented search community. In 2006 he began to expand and in 2009 established DSP. He continues to research ways to expand his business not only in the professional sector but also in the philanthropy sector as he seeks to build his brand to higher and deeper depths.

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Argentina Is Betting Investors Will Jump At The Chance To Buy New Bonds And Highland Capital Is The First Company To Commit

James Dondero, the CEO of Highland Capital Management, knows a good investment when he sees one. The Dallas-based Highland Capital has more than $19 billion assets under management, and the company wants to add more assets to that impressive number. Dondero laid the groundwork to achieve that goal when he decided to take a chance and buy $4 billion in Argentinian bonds in 2014. At that time, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was president of Argentina and her economic track record was less than stellar. In fact, Argentina was in bad shape thanks to de Kirchner’s inability to pull the country together. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner mentality was shaped by the Peronist chapter in Argentina’s history, and that group hasn’t done the country any economic favors over the last 20 years.

But James Dondero knew that there was mounting evidence that the people of Argentina were unhappy with their government when he decided to take the risk and invest in debt bonds while she was president. He knew that Argentina had the capability to rise from the enormous defaults that plagued the country and hedge fund investors like Paul Singer. Highland Capital has an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, so the company had been watching the political unrest unfold for months.

Dondero is an expert when it comes to investing in emerging markets, and he used all his connection when he made the call to bet that Argentinians would elect a pro-democratic leader at the end of 2015. And Dondero was right. Mauricio Marci was elected president in December 2015. Marci, a civil engineer, is a pro-democracy guy with strong leadership abilities. One of the first things Marci did after the election was to agree to a $4.65 billion cash payment to the creditors that refused to restructure the old debt after the country defaulted in 2001. That moved paved the way for Marci to reenter the international debt bond market.

The second thing on President Marci agenda was to make the announcement that Argentina would offer $12 to $15 billion in new bond offerings once the legal issues were resolved. Dondero knew Marci has what it takes to get the country moving again, and he wanted a piece of the largest issuance of hard currency bonds in emerging markets in the last 20 years. Mexico issued $16 billion in 1997. Dondero believes Highland Capital’s investment in Argentinian bonds will be worth it, and other hedge fund investors feel the same way, according to a recent Bloomberg.com article.

Charles Koch Makes Another Donation

The law school at George Mason University is being named after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative justice who passed away in 2016 and many are pointing to the influence of Charles Koch in accordance with this naming. The Koch brothers have long been supporters of both Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and George Mason University and their donation of $10 million for the law school renaming, along with $20 million from an anonymous donor is more likely to be steeped in their great respect as well as the notable achievements of Justice Scalia rather than some ulterior motive.

There have been many critics of the Koch Brothers over the years, most closely related to the impact and support for various conservative politicians has had on the outcome of various political races both national and local races. Charles Koch earned his fortune from Koch Industries, the second largest private company in the United States and one that is diversified into a number of industries. They have been politically active since the 1970s and have supported various political groups from libertarians to Republicans, all with a focus on reducing the size of government and the waste that comes with it. The Koch brothers are believers in the constitution and the rights afforded to individuals under it.

While neither of the Koch brothers attended George Mason University there are some ties that Koch Industries have to the school, namely through some executives who are former alumni of the school. Though this is the case, the Koch Brothers significant contributions to George Mason University, to the tune of $48 million over a four year period not including the large $10 million donation noted above, dwarf other contributions to schools that the brothers have made. No other university received more than $1 million annually during the four month period noted above.

The sheer size of the contributions to George Mason University have led people to speculate what the cause of these large donations are. While George Mason University is located just outside of Washington DC, their contributions to the school seem unconnected to this. A spokesman for the Koch Brothers say that no contributions have strings attached to them. Instead, Charles Koch appreciates the significant contributions that George Mason University have made to society as well as their significant law and economics programs and the manner in which they help to benefit the country at large.

The New Swimsuit Success of Kate Hudson’s Fabletics

Kate Hudson is very well known in Hollywood for her amazing roles in movies over the years. However, she is now becoming very well known in the fashion industry as well with her new business endeavor. Hudson is responsible for a new line of clothing, Fabletics.

This is a high-end yet affordable line of workout clothes for women all across the world. In their Twitter page, Fabletics has recently announced that they will be releasing a new swim line this summer. The amazing thing about this swim line is the sizes. There will be swimsuits available from XXS to XXL. On April 12 these new swimsuits will be available right in time for summer.

Hudon states that summer is her favorite season, adding to her excitement about this new line of swimsuits. Hudson has focused on suits that are sexy and full of the latest style while also being comfortable to wear. Having a style for every body type was another thing that Hudson wanted to make sure of in this line. She saw a need for stylish swimsuits that would not only fit any body style but accentuate the natural beauty in that body style.

Since 2013, our favorite of the reviews has been bringing high-quality information about Fabletics’ clothing to customers at a very affordable price. Fabletics saw the current trends with companies like Nike and Lululemon providing more stylish workout clothing. With a small monthly subscription of $50 dollars, shoppers would be able to choose full outfits at a fraction of the cost each month. Shoppers can also opt out of a month if they are not interested in getting an outfit that month. This has greatly attributed to the ongoing success of Fabletics. The celebrity endorsement of Hudson has been very helpful as well. The future of Fabletics looks very bright with plans for massive expansion around the country.

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What Actually is The US Money Reserve Penny

For the past several years, it has been a question on whether or not the penny has any real value. Phil Diehl who is the former Director of the U.S. Mint and the current president of coin distributor U.S. Money Reserve, is completely against the production of the penny.

Mr. Diehl explained on CNBC Squawk Box that he believes that the penny costs too much to produce for what it is actually worth. The cost of producing one penny which is one cent is 1.8 cents which equates to millions of dollars that is lost to making pennies annually.

Mr. Diehl has received several protests against eliminating the penny. One argument is the fact that the elimination of the penny could lead to inflation of the United States’ economy. In response to this argument, Mr. Diehl states that this has been a concern for the past 25 years by penny lobbyists to keep the penny.

Mr. Diehl then continues with a counter argument that in present day 75 percent of all transactions are now through electronic devices such as apps and credit cards. The remaining 25 percent of cash transactions would not be hugely affected by raising or lowering the prices of products due to the elimination of the penny.

Mr. Diehl continues by stating that in response to the elimination of the penny companies would likely round the prices down rather than round up. This action would be done to keep the customers happy instead of aggravating them with an increase in the product price.

Those who want to protect the penny include private interest groups that make the penny blanks. Among these private interests groups are the zinc lobbyists that produce 97.5 percent of what the penny is made out of. In addition to this, a private interest group called American’s for Common Cents has continued to protect the idea of the penny.

The argument that this group uses is that organizations such as charities would be negatively affected because there would be less pocket change donated to organizations. In addition to this, the idea of “rounding tax” would negatively affect consumers.