Many artists seek to express themselves in different ways, but Doug Levitt has traveled the road less trodden. Doug Levitt chose to travel across various States with the Greyhound Buses collecting stores. Through his many travels, he met many people from all walks of life who shared their life struggles.
Many of the low and middle-income earners use the Greyhound Buses to Traverse through the different States. They don’t use the bus because they want to, but because they have to. In the bus, Doug comes across all forms of problems in the society including poverty and addiction. Doug has collected stories and pictures from myriad people. With his ongoing Greyhound Diaries Project, Doug has produced recordings and web series.
The inspiration for the projects was modeled from the WPA Project of the 1930s; a Federal Government sponsored project. Doug has collected over 20,000 images through his travels that have captured stories from all angles. He has performed work in various areas including The Kennedy Center, the Woody Guthrie Center, and the University Of Southern California.
Doug Levitt was once a foreign correspondent. While he was based in London, Doug has worked in different countries like Bosnia, Rwanda, and Iran among other countries. After many years in the media world, Doug decided to change course and became a songwriter and an author.
Doug was fortunate enough to attend high-end schools for his education. He attended the Cornell University for his undergraduate and later the London School of Economics for his Masters in International Relations.
Doug’s work has been featured in various publications including The Sunday Times of London, Huffington Post, and The Christian Science Monitor.
Before the Presidential election, Doug participated in the Voter registration and also the get-out-the-vote-tour in the ten swing States. He has written a Memoir which will be released soon. The Song from a Son is Memoir that tells a story of his encounters as a Traveler. Like many people, Doug has experienced great challenges, and the Memoir has helped him deal with his personal struggles.
Adam Milstein, a native of Israel, came to the United States to pursue the American dream. After graduating at USC in California, he decided to start his own real estate investment company. Adam’s professionalism, self-determination, and consistency are what built his successful career. As a family man, he values the small things such as quality time with family or helping others. The community looks up to Milstein for many great reasons. One reason is for him serving time in the military. Another reason is because he earned his MBA from USC. It takes patience, strength, and a positive attitude in order to gain massive success like what Milstein has done. Many have been interested in picking his brain and seeing how he did it.
Last December, Mr. Adam Milstein completed one of the most powerful interviews with Ideamensch.com. His responses were well put together and expressed humbleness. With all of his success, he remains faithful by always giving to charity. He expressed how self-discipline kept him working his business, even during the challenging times. The fact of going through ups and downs, figuring out a solution is thrilling to Milstein. Throughout his entrepreneur journey, he mentioned how his main habits included, “follow up, consistency and persistency.” Overall, he is a positive role model in the business world. Clients that decide to do business with him can rest assured he will focus on solutions. Even in an interview question that was based on negativity, Milstein found a positive response.
In this video, famous YouTube vlogger, “Wengie”, watches some of her earliest YouTube creations while simultaneously filming her reactions in real time. Wengie views several videos and provides the audience with her thought processes back then versus her thoughts now.
The first video we see is Wengie’s very first trailer. While watching this video, she jokingly criticizes herself for being unable to utilize a perfect writing motion while adding a cursive text effect to the video. In the next video, she seems a little surprised by her voice; stating that she sounds really different now and was probably nervous at the time of recording. It is during this video, that Wengie also offers a chance for the audience to leave comments afterwards, as she asks if people in the US call the objects she is using “pipe cleaners” (They refer to them differently in Australia).
After the second video, Wengie spends a few moments explaining why her videos are so different now, including an increase in confidence and comfort in front of the camera. Wengie then proceeds to show us a video of when her hair was brown and her focus was on filming herself making various treats. Wengie tells the audience that this former self was “cringy”, but she was appreciative of the time and effort she spent on transitions for the video. The vlog ends with Wengie providing another short overview on how her videos have changed since the time she first started. She states she will be doing a similar video the next day.
In conclusion, this vlog by Wengie was really enjoyable. Even though she described her past videos as “cringy”, she provided her fans with her charming personality and a side-by-side comparison between her vlogging style years ago, and the style she uses now. I would recommend this video to anyone who enjoys watching people with cute, playful personalities.
Mike Baur is a Swiss entrepreneur and a businessman. He is the executive chairman and co-founder of Swiss Start-up factory. This is a firm whose mission is to take the start-ups and turn them into global companies with unique norms, products, and models. The company aims to build sustainable successful startups in the ICT sector. The company’s vision is to run independently and privately financed startups accelerator programs that will be global gold standards. They also aim to provide any startups with a complete turnaround start up service. Talented young entrepreneurs are prepared for the founding of their business within a three-month program. They are expected to complete three milestones. Up to ten startup teams start the accelerator program in February and September of each year. The startups have the financial and technical support and the access to a unique network from the company.
Mike Baur served in the private banking industry. He climbed the ladder from a commercial apprentice at UBS to an executive board member of Swiss private bank. He had experience of more than 20 years in banking before he ventured into investing in startup companies. He co-founded the Swiss startup factory with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer in 2014. He was 39 years old. Its co-working space is located in Zurich. He became the deputy managing director of CTI invest when Swiss Startup Factory partnered with CTI in January 2016. The Swiss Startup Factory has led accelerator programs in Switzerland for two years. Mike Baur led the factory through an accelerator program with Goldbach Group and its partnership with Geneva-based Fintech accelerator Fusion in February 2016. He was assisted by the expertise of more than 50 mentors.
Mike is responsible for financing and fundraising at Swiss Start-up factory. Swiss startup factory is ready to proceed to the next development phase through co-founding of ten young Swiss companies and strategic partnerships with companies such as Helvetia, Goldbach Group, AMAG, and Red Bull Media House. This is an indicator that the company’s job is profound. It is trusted to play a major role on startups in Switzerland and globally. Mike Baur’s early career in banking and the venture into entrepreneurship and startups was profiled by the Wallstreet journal in December 2016. He holds an MBA from the University of Rochester, New York and an Executive MBA from the University of Berne.
Bruce Levenson, a renowned businessman and former owner of Atlanta Hawks, delved into the non-profit industry after selling the NBA franchise, see forbes.com. He contributed the initial funds in support of the Do Good Institute at the University of Maryland. The mission of this program is to reach out to students who are pursuing their undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland and introduce them to the world of volunteering and non-profit business. The institute seeks to establish the next generation of non-profit business heads and make them competitive against their colleagues in the private sector. So far, the initiative has had remarkable success.
Speaking to Benzinga (https://www.benzinga.com/news/17/03/9165680/university-of-marylands-non-profit-initiative-is-changing-higher-education), Levenson said that over the years, they established that different organizations were under the leadership of outstanding individuals who could not accomplish the set mission. This is because the leaders lacked crucial business skills to make such companies successful. To this end, Levenson and his wife, Karen, presented their idea to the University of Maryland. The two seeded $75 million while the state of Maryland donated $20 million towards the noble initiative. The first class was taught Philanthropy 101. The program included a lab component where students were provided $10,000 to give to a charity of their choice. The class became an instant hit in the school.
Inaugurated in 2010, the program has been gaining considerable traction. The objective of this program is to attract students who are passionate about giving back to the society. Moreover, the initiative has been successful in developing the next wave of non-profit entrepreneurs. For instance, a former student, Ben Simon, co-established the Food Recovery Network. Notably, the student-managed waste prevention movement runs under the Do Good Institute’s umbrella. In addition, Ben established Imperfect Produce, a program that offers consumers access to various products at a discount.
About Bruce Levenson
Bruce Levenson is the co-founder of United Communications Group (UCG). Levenson incorporated UCG with his friend, Ed Peskowitz. Moreover, he is the owner of Atlanta Spirit, the former management group of the Atlanta Hawks basketball team. Bruce was also heavily involved in writing for the Observer Publishing and the Washington Star.
The not for profit sector of the U.S. community has been seeking to gain more of a foothold in the world of business in recent years, but UCG co-founder and philanthropist Bruce Levenson believes the problem facing many not for profit leaders is the gap in their business skills. Levenson admires the passion of philanthropists and not for profit leaders, but believes their peers in the private sector are often better equipped to achieve long term success because of the standard of education they receive.
In a bid to close the gap between the not for profit and private sectors the man behind the TechTarget and Gas Buddy brands has thrown his considerable financial weight behind the development of the Do Good Institute at The University of Maryland. Bruce Levenson (brucelevenson.com) has been involved in the work of the Do Good Institute since its inception and seeded $75 million in finds to The University of Maryland to help develop the institute and establish it in a position that has seen it become a great success from the first day of its launch in 2010, http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/undergrads-and-graduate-students-mastering-philanthropy-300038081.html. Bruce Levenson hopes the Do Good Institute will be the first step in hands on approach to not for profit education that should begin to be seen across the U.S. after the success shown in the first few years of operation for the Do Good Institute.
After developing UCG in a spare room as a stand alone newsletter in the 1970s, Bruce Levenson and business partner Ed Peskowitz set out to develop the company as a leader in the delivery of information that has moved with the latest technology. In 2004, Bruce Levenson headed a consortium that purchased the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise, taking the team from last place in the standings to the number one seed entering the 2015 playoffs before selling the franchise for an estimated $840 million. Read more about Bruce and the Hawks on ESPN.com.
Highland Capital Management is an investment management firm, based in Dallas, Texas. They specialize in alternative investments, and handle approximately $15 billion in assets. The company has been in business since 1990, when James Dondero and Mark Okada formed a partnership with Protective Life Insurance Corp. They specialized in fixed income investments, including senior bank loans. In 1997 Dondero and Okada bought out Protectives portion of the company and Highland Capital was started. The company started the Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) market. They are currently one of the largest managers of CLOs in the world.
The company expanded their investment expertise in 2000, to include a total return strategy, focusing on distressed assets. They continue to help investors with risk and return objectives through value oriented investment strategies. Some of their funds consist of long-only credit funds, distressed private equities, ETFs, oil and gas funds, hedge funds in the credit markets, and other options. The company has in excess of $250 million invested alongside their clients.
Highland Capital Management recently hired Damon Krytzer, a CFA to serve as a managing director supporting a buildup in their institutional platform. This new addition will help the firm increase the reach of their expertise in the credit markets. They also plan to expand their involvement with institutional clients in real estate and private equity markets.
Krytzer has a strong background in the credit markets. He understands what institutions are looking for in the alternative marketplace. There is a lot of growth and expansion going on at Highland at the moment. Damon says that this is the right move for him because of the growth potential at Highland. He is anxious to use his years of experience and expertise to help Highland reach the next level of achievement .
Eric Pulier has an impressive record as a philanthropist. He pioneered educational platforms for use in homes, found lower cost solutions for cloud computing and helped individuals with multiple sclerosis understand their disease. He was responsible for setting up the first live feed stream to a shuttle in space and has helped numerous individuals with their medical needs. Eric Pulier is an entrepreneur, a generous philanthropist, a public speaker, a technologist, a published author and a columnist. He has already left an incredibly positive footprint in this world.
Eric was born in New Jersey and his education sharpened what was already impressive natural intelligence. He began programming computers in the fourth grade and had already founded a database computer company when he graduated from high school in 1984. After graduation he attended Harvard and was the editor for the school newspaper. He wrote poignant articles about the dangers of terrorism and numerous topics of high importance. Eric moved to Los Angeles in 1991 in the pursuit of his dreams.
One of Eric’s most well known startups is the revolutionary XPrize. The program has numerous prizes and competitions for individuals who will push themselves to their full potential. His vision allowed adults and teens to achieve their dreams and find success. Yet another accomplishment for Eric was Akana. He founded the program for the SOA software and made the addition of other vendors who offered the brand all through the 2000’s. He sold the company in 2016 to Rogue Wave Software once he had grown it to an incredibly powerful SOA solutions suite.
Eric has participated in some marvelous philanthropy causes yet the most notable is the Painted Turtle. This camp was created for kids with chronic diseases. Eric has donated his money and his time to make certain kids with specialized medical needs can still enjoy summer camp. His compassion for kids with special medical needs is evident in so much of what he accomplishes. His work with Starbright World resulted in a social media platform for kids suffering from chronic diseases. He enabled these children to be able to interact with other kids suffering from similar health issues. Eric Pulier has made a difference.
Sleep apnea effects have been known to be destructive over the past one decade. During this time, the disease has killed more than 30 percent of the obese people in the country. For this reason, no one is better at managing the effects of such practices in a manner that is not paralleled in the industry. The medical professionals and practitioners are now more aware of the disease than any other past time. New research is in progress concerning finding the cure for the disease. According to a recent study, the disease is more prevalent among the old people than any other people in the country and read full article.
A recent study also reveals that sleep apnea is more common among the people suffering from stroke, diabetes and heart attack. Because these are the most common chronic illnesses among the obese people, the disease comes in as an opportunistic illness. While these studies reveal that the disease has no known cure, many studies into finding the cure are now in progress by Dr. Avi Weisfogel. For those who want to engage their business identities, they might consider using this model in generating income to their dental and medical practices. There is an increased urgency in treating sleep apnea as a medical illness.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel is one of the most prominent dentists in the United States. His dental practice is based in New Jersey. He has more than two decades of professional experience in the medical field. When he first commenced his dental practice, he worked hard to become a solution to those who needed fast treatment concerning sleep apnea. The first sleep apnea case was presented to him in 1999 during the first week of practice. While this was true, he never let his advice down. He worked hard to attain better business management and learn more about Avi.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel worked hard to develop the solution to this sleep apnea cases. During that time, the disease was prevalent n few people. For this reason, he attained the best option through digging deep into books. In the recent past, he was nominated as the best dentist in the United States and Avi on Facebook.
After adding a recent line of colorful hair dyes to her inventory, the Lime Crime cosmetic brand continues to flourish and accumulate a massive fanbase. CEO and founder of the makeup company, Doe Deere, has had much to say about her passion for all things rainbow colored and is currently touted as “The Queen of Unicorns“. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband and business partner.
Doe Deere was born Russia and lived there until her late teens, She then relocated to New York City at just the tender age of 17 to pursue dreams as a muscian in a rockbandd. Over the span of 14 years Doe lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn. She eventually attended the fashion design school FIT in NYC. Although her music dreams would never be brought to reality, Doe was able to eventually discover her truest passion with makeup. However, Doe states that being a musician taught her invaluable skills such as marketing and a sense of appreciation for an audience.
Doe states that she was always imaginative and ambitious. She recalls her earliest business venture when she was just 13 years living in Russia. She popularized temporary tattoos at her school and sold them to her classmates.
Lime Crime was launched nearly a decade ago out of necessity. Doe states that she found it difficult to find bright, colorful makeup that suited her unique taste so this inspired her to create her own lipsticks and eyeshadows. Doe accumulated a large social media following and connected with others who also shared a passion for bright cosmetics. These followers would eventually become fellow “Unicorns”.
Lime Crime quickly became a profitable company for this reason. It was a niche company that sold products that could not easily be found at major department and drug stores. Despite a security breach from a few years back and facing other obstacles and adversities, Doe’s company continutes to thrive.
Doe has expressed her hopes for her cosmetic line to give people a sense of freedom to express themselves as it has given her. Doe discourages fear of judgement and expresses hope that people will follow their hearts and embrace their uniqueness. She feels as though all individuals should “go where they love“. She stated that an individual can only tap into their truest potential when they live out their passion.