July 2018

End Citizens United Seeks Campaign Finance Solutions

End Citizens United filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, saying Rick Scott’s campaign used a “super PAC”. He is accused of avoiding federal limits on direct contributions to candidates’ campaigns. Rick Scott helped his campaign coffers by raising $78 million. Scott’s New Republican PAC violated the anti-coordination law and planned to get him elected to the US Senate, but he was their former chairman. Adam Bozzi, ECH’s Communications Director, believes Scott cares more about his political ambitions than the law. Scott evaded campaign finance laws using soft money from the super PAC.

Scott’s campaign denied the accusations, but documentation was presented by End Citizens United that suggested he was still working with the PAC recently. In January, the PAC’s website said Scott was the chairman.

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End Citizens United was created in response to a decision made by the Supreme
Court in 2010. It was started on March 1, 2015 to bring about campaign finance reform. It supports candidates who want to get Big Money out of politics and ballots that focus on this topic. They want to overturn Citizens United, which allows donations to be unlimited and undisclosed. They are based out of Washington DC.

Despite Scott’s denial, End Citizens United found out that he and the New Republican are working together with the Jenny Rucker fundraiser. Rick Scott and the New Republican had the same address and they paid for one of his polls. He was raising money in February for the New Republican, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The Washington Post said he hosted a dinner for the New Republican donors in March. Mark Caputo said they campaigned for Scott in March, while one of his polls was in the paper. End Citizens United complained that the Committee gave his campaign money.

They believe more Democrat elections will lead to campaign finance solutions. They also want disclosure laws passed by Congress. Mr. Bozzi believes it is necessary to overturn Citizens United trough a constitutional amendment. The argument should be that unlimited campaign contributions are not covered by free speech.

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Herbalife is Integrating AI Technology With its Business Model

The term Artificial Intelligence has multiple meanings for various industries. In the car industry, artificial intelligence refers to the new market for self-driving cars. In technology, AI refers to digital personal assistants such as Alexa and Siri. However, in the medical industry, AI can mean better customer and patient satisfaction, and that’s a guarantee.


As with many other evolving industries, the healthcare industry is finding ways to utilize AI technology in order to provide quality healthcare services and products to their customers at reasonable rates. Herbalife is one such company looking to utilize AI technology in order to leverage better health options for its loyal consumers.


Founded by Mark Hughes in 1980, Herbalife has always strived to provide customers with top-quality products, professional personal service, and a chance to improve their overall health for the long-term.


Herbalife is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. It is estimated the company employs nearly 8,000 people worldwide and operates in 95 countries. According to the company’s website, Herbalife’s mission is to fundamentally change the nutritional habits of the world, from the beginning it seemed that the company already did.


The company’s phenomenal success with a protein shake designed to help people manage their weight propelled the company to dizzying heights on the world stage. In the first five years, the company increased its sales from $360,000 to $426 million impressively.


As a company dedicated to the well-being and nutritional needs of people for the past 30 years, Herbalife is committed to continuing helping as many people as possible for as long as possible.


With the use of AI technology, Herbalife hopes to establish a stronger connection with its customers and independent distributors alike. Using the “Voice of the Customer” tool, Herbalife is improving on customer experiences by providing 24-7 access to information and help.


Additionally, Herbalife plans to invest in intuitive devices such as Alexa or Echo to provide customers with answers to their most frequently asked question, resource information, and health alerts. All of this is part of Herbalife’s plan to elevate the customer experience above anything else. Herbalife hopes to build strong relationships between customers and distributors no matter what it takes.


But even though Herbalife plans on integrating new technologies into their current policies, that doesn’t mean the company will stray from it’s personalized experience that distributors and customers enjoy currently. Instead, the company hopes to find a balance between distributors, the technology they need to successfully satisfy customers, and of course customer satisfaction.



Robert Ivy Is Recognized For A Career Of Creativity And Excellence

Robert Ivy recently received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. The award was meant to honor those who have demonstrated a level of influence within an industry and are associated with the state of Mississippi. Other notable recipients of the award are Morgan Freeman and artist Walter Anderson.

Robert Ivy is the first architect to ever receive the MIAL. He is credited for making the industry more accessible to the general public. Robert has used his position as an author and commentator to put architecture on a platform that is more recognizable internationally than it ever was before.

Robert Ivy became CEO of the American Institute of Arts in 2011. The organization became a global enterprise under his leadership. The membership is currently the highest it has ever been in the 160 year history of the organization.

Robert Ivy became the editor-in-chief of Architectural Record in 1996. He is credited with making the publication the most widely read architectural journal in the world. Ivy went on to become the editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media. This position also included the Green Source: The Magazine of Sustainable Design.

The Architectural Record has gone on to receive a number of awards under Robert Ivy’s leadership. The American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence was a unique honor because it is not normally given to a professional journal.

Robert Ivy himself was honored with the Crain Award, which is the highest recognition an individual can receive from that organization. He has gone on to earn other distinguished titles such as Master Architect from the Alpha Rho Chi National architectural fraternity. Ivy is in exclusive company with this honor. There have only been 6 other persons named Master Architect. That makes Robert 1 of 7 in the 100 year history of the fraternity.

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Chris Burch Strikes Gold With Nihi Resort

Fashion mogul Chris Burch decided in 2015 that he would take a popular destination for surfers and transform it into a five-star resort location. The resort would be named Nihi and would be located on a remote Indonesian Island called Sumba. The vision had by Burch was soon executed and his Nihi resort was singled out as the top hotel in the world in both 2016 and 2017 by Travel & Leisure magazine.

The island of Sumba was once known as Sandalwood Island and is twice the area of Bali at 4000 square miles. The remote island was first found by Portuguese explorers in the 16th century and is now home to approximately 600,000 people. Islanders have minimal contact with the outside world and the island was ignored for the most part due to its lack of natural resources.

Surfers rediscovered the island in large numbers during the 1980’s and flocked to a left-handed break that spawned 20-feet waves not far from what was at the time the island’s only resort, Nihiwatu. The literal translation of Nihiwatu is ‘mortar stone’ and this name was given to the beach to describe the rock formations, reference (Prnewswire.com).


Chris Burch learned of the island’s reputation when he was told that the Nihiwatu owners, Claude and Petra Graves, were reaching out for help at expanding the property. Burch next reached out to a friend and South African hotelier James McBride and requested that he visit Nihiwatu.

McBride emerged from his trip to Sumba greatly impressed but relayed to his friend Chris Burch that he did not know what could be done with the island due to the fact it is in such an isolated location. He particularly pointed out that travel from New York to the island would take 28 hours.

Chris Burch decided to visit the island not long after along with McBride and left with similar feelings of both amazement and confusion. Burch visited the island a second time, this time accompanied by his three sons, all of whom are surf enthusiasts, at which time he decided to purchase the Nihiwatu resort, according to ideamensch.com.

Chris Burch took on friend James McBride as a partner and the two began the process of renovating the resort which would run up a tab of $30 million. The holding of Burch and McBride on the island not total 700 acres and is a popular destination for wealthy travelers that come from all over the world, find out on http://nihi.com/our-story/.



How Wes Edens was Useful in the Fortress Investment Group’s Progress

Fortress Investment Group has benefited greatly from the expertise of Wes Edens. Located in the United States of America, it is ranked among the best investment managers in the world. Their main focus is to diversify the service portfolio to enable the clients to access their services easily. Furthermore, they manage assets and investments in a good manner which make the clients to continuously seek their services. Fortress Investment Group’s high range of services provides numerous companies and individuals stopover. In fact, the financial management and investment services are the main activities carried out by the company. The revenue and net income collected annually is a billion and two hundred million dollars respectively.

During the NYSE listing, the company was publicly traded and was the only private firm that was listed. It currently manages seventy billion dollars. They include liquid hedge funds, credit funds, and alternative assets. Wes Edens is famous for his successful businesses. He owns the National Basketball Association team that was named Milwaukee Bucks. He is the owner of FlyQuest that participates in the League of Legends sports. Wes Edens’ career is full of milestones. He has worked for the best financial corporations in the world. His position enabled him to work with very senior financial experts. In addition, his experience has enabled him to become an expert in the management and investment field. Wes Edens’ holds impressive academic qualifications. He studied at Oregon State University where he achieved a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Business Administration.

After he completed his education, he joined Lehman Brothers in 1987. While at the company, he was its partner and managing director until 1993. His role in the purchase of the stakes that are located at Springleaf Financial Services enabled him to be named by the Wall Street as its lending king. It was advantageous for the Fortress Investment Group because it earned numerous profits. Furthermore, the company consolidated its space in the management sphere. Despite working in numerous top positions, he still strives to achieve more success. Currently, he is the National star Mortgage’s chairman.

Robert Ivy Bags the Lifetime Achievement Award

Robert Ivy Bags the Lifetime Achievement Award

Robert Ivy is the head of the American Institute of Architects. He has been honored with the 2018 Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award conferred by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letter. This is a not-for-profit organization. For one to qualify for the award, they need to be residing in Mississippi and connected to the artist and patron of the arts surrounding the creation, performance, and support of arts in special honor.

Background Information

Other than receiving this award, Ivy is the head of The American Institute of Architects. Over the years, he has been instrumental in making architecture accessible to the society. Today, he is also the head of Fay Jones and was honored through the Dean’s Medal by the Fay Jones School of Architecture. Besides, he is also the editor in chief of The Architectural Record. Other than bagging the 2018 Noel Polk Award, Robert Ivy earned the title Master Architect conferred by Alpha Rho Chi, an international architecture fraternity that honors revolutionary architects. Other people who have bagged this award include R. Buckminster Fuller, as well as Ludwig Mies Rohe.

The Award

Regarding this award, The AIA received praise from Nancy LaForge, the head of MIAL. She stated that in architectural matters, Robert Ivy had achieved a lot by making the discipline more accessible to the people. She added that nobody has contributed to the growth of the industry as much as Ivy has. Besides, Carl Elefante added that Ivy is a revered ambassador for the profession. He, therefore, deserved to receive the honor. This award is a crown of the personal accomplishments and personal, professional achievements for the native of Mississippi. Therefore, on behalf of the organization, Carl Elefante was glad to congratulate Ivy.

The Observation

With this award, Ivy is now a revered architect and a member of the illustrious company as he joins the likes of Eudora Welty as well as Shelby Foote. Other recipients include Leontyne Price as well as Morgan Freeman. At AIA, Ivy is keen on repositioning the firm from its legacy into a responsive and active organization. He does that by availing friendly policies for the professionals.

Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff: The Novel, The Satire, The Ideas and The Reviews from USA Today and EW

Sean Penn’s debut novel “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” is not meant to sensationalize today’s political climate in the United States, but book reviews from Entertainment Weekly and USA Today can’t seem to help but compare the ideas in his new novel to the state of The Times in the US. It is a book that Sean Penn intends to be an entertainment, but as far as book reviews would state, the brilliance of Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is that it can’t help but be compared to what’s happening in the country under the Trump administration.



Entertainment Weekly (EW) describes Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff as an entertainingly trippy read that makes readers scratch their head in disbelief at the ideas presented as well as the insanity of the actions of its protagonist. With a style that reviewers said to be comparable to Hunter S. Thompson and Thomas Pynchon, readers of Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff would be fascinated by how relatable the political environment in the novel is and how the absurdity in Sean Penn’s story somehow speaks to general truths as a citizen of the modern world. EW also added that the writing style of Penn is ambitious, and is almost bordering to ingratiating, but it’s hard to argue that it’s a book that features all the political stand and personal worldviews of Penn himself.


The book is also described to be about a man named Bob who is a baby boomer doing odd jobs, including being a septic tank operator as well as an antisocial oddball that’s hired by special parties to exterminate compromising individuals. USA Today also described the book to be a dystopian narrative that feels like it describes the madness that is supposed to be experienced by many Americans today.



USA Today also highlighted the poems and unconventional writing styles that Penn wrote for Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. Such structure is meant to give authenticity to the entire story of the book. The random verses of poetry spread about in the book also give the novel a feverish feel that gives the impression of clear-cut madness of the setting.



There’s also a highlight from USA Today on the ambitious, poetic, lyrical and definitely cerebral approach of the novel about the setting that Bob is in. The real world aspects contained in the novel is seen also by USA Today as a means to inject it with satire.

Milan Kordestani Venture From Equestrian to Entrepreneur

Known for his many ventures, Milan Kordestani is the CEO of Milan Farms and an occasional writer for the Huffington Post. Milan Kordestani had a nomadic lifestyle shown as he moves from the United States of America to London during his parent’s divorce, only to return to finish high school. Milan Kordestani is passionate about mental health, agriculture, and politics, as shown by his view on how government affects agriculture. Milan Kordestani currently attends college, however, aside from being an occasional writer, and an entrepreneur, Milan is also an equestrian, who is known for ranking third in world championships, and winning the two thousand sixteen equestrian race ranking second. Milan Kordestani love for horse riding came from his courage as a child after he fell off a horse, but instead of being terrified he rode the horse back home. Apart from Milan’s talented skills as an equestrian, Milan believed that farming and agriculture are not honest towards their consumers. This has led Milan Kordestani to create Milan Farms, a company who produces eggs, poultry, and saffron. Milan believes that quality is the key to a business, which is why his farms work hard to protect and provide a safe environment for the animals. This leads to customers knowing that they are buying premium quality poultry, and eggs, thus making them come back to buy more, and create loyalty for the brand. The animals on this farm are raised with organic practices, thus creating trust, and not creating consumer suspicion.

Milan Farms has been established for two thousand fifteen, gaining its trademark in two thousand sixteen. Milan Farm currently has three farms that distribute eggs to west coast states such as Colorado, however, Milan Farm’s Saffron are distributed worldwide. Furthermore, Milan Farms don’t only be transparent with consumers, Milan Farms also use innovation to grow Saffron as shown by using salinity test to reduce crop failure during dry seasons, and innovating in aquaponics. Recently, Milan Farms have expanded their produce, and now create and distribute mints.


Bruno Fagali Career in Law and his Deep Love for Integrity

Law is one of the fields that mull a lot of respect with lawyers having a pet name for each other,” educated friend.” With complexities of the legal system changing day to day, the profession has also experienced growth. More people have tossed themselves into the arena, and only the best can be recognized and admired. It all amounts to client representation in the legal matters.

In Brazil, the trend is the same. Bruno Fagali has been able to set a precedent for himself when it comes to the practice of law. His specialties include law, ethics, compliance, urban law, administrative law and regulatory law. He has been able to juggle between different firms practicing different legal representation, but his strong game has been in administrative law.

When passion drives one to choose the career, the results are usually something to reckon with. Bruno Fagali has been more passionate about issues to do with corruption. He has the heart for the public and anti-corruption law. He has advocated for cleaning of systems when it comes to matters concerned with public funds.

With this in mind, he set up his law firm Fagali Advocacy that has a focus on the election, compliance, public law and, anti-corruption. They touch the corporates world urging them to be transparent. The firm also teaches employees on issues to do with ethics. The primary goal of being able to curb corruption at all levels.

Apart from running his law firm, Fagali is the current corporate integrity manager of Nova/SB. The firm deals in advertising and the clients include the government and international organizations. The firm is considered among the best in Brazil and boasts a list of conglomerates such as the World Health Organization and many more as its clients. His main agenda in the firm is to create a suitable environment for integrity in the firm’s different offices.

Education Background

Bruno Fagali boasts an illustrious academic background having attained his law degree from the esteemed Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo. He interned in several profitable firms before going back in 2012 to the same facility to specialize in what he does best, and that is Administrative law. In the year 2017, from the same university, he was awarded his MBA and now leads the country with his unique virtues such as honesty and utmost professionalism.

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Sheldon Lavin Is A Dedicated Businessman And Opportunist

Sheldon Lavin has become an inspiration to many people around the world for his incredible story. Not only is Sheldon a tremendous success today at the age of 84, but Sheldon didn’t grow up rich or in the best of times, to say the least. Born in 1932, the same time of the great depression, Sheldon Lavin had it tough growing up. That being said, it didn’t stop him from getting an education and making something of himself.

Today, Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of OSI Group, a food processing company that operates all over the world today with millions of customers. Sheldon is known for his innovative ideas just as much as his leadership, maintaining a positive presence in the market for many years for his philanthropy and the company methods for staying green and protecting the environment. With decades of experience working at the executive level, Sheldon is a master businessman that has many strategies when it comes to marketing his products and company.

OSI Group originally started back in 1909 by Otto & Sons, and this company operated as a meat market at the time. The owners got in contact with Sheldon Lavin in order to get financial help to expand their business even further. Sheldon was on board right away and decided to start buying stocks in Otto & Sons. They retired in the 1970’s, leaving the company in Sheldon Lavin’s hands. He changed the company’s name and expanded on their products greatly, offering much more than just meat.

Today, OSI Group has more than 70 different food processing plants spread out around the world in different countries to handle their enormous customer base. Thanks to some good partnerships back in the 50’s, when Otto & Sons built a relationship with McDonald’s, the company was able to experience massive growth as McDonald’s also grew. It wasn’t long after this that Sheldon joined in with the company and began helping Otto and Sons.

After the company was rebranded to the OSI Group, Sheldon began to explore new locations right away. He was set on spreading the company internationally and starting opening new plants in different countries right away. This includes Spain, Brazil, Germany, and Austria. Marking the beginning of the company’s expansion, Sheldon Lavin started building mergers with other companies to help market their products and build their brand.