Upwork is an online job board where clients post any work that they need to be done, and freelancers can submit proposals and bid to get these jobs. All the projects have a definitive period within which the work has to be completed. The freelancers then receive reviews from the clients based on the work that they have completed. As a freelancer, time management is something that everyone struggles with. Most people believe that they do not have enough hours to complete all tasks that need to be completed. The work becomes easier with a to-do list and makes time management much more manageable.
To make your to-do list more effective, it is vital that you use some tips. When creating the list, you need to mark the tasks that are the top priority for the day. You need to consider the urgency of completing the task. The most important ones will be on the top of the list while the unimportant ones should be mentioned at the end of the list. Also, include the time that you will need to complete each of the tasks. It will help you know exactly how much you will be able to accomplish on a particular day. You should not pack your entire schedule for the day as it can result in sloppy work and can result in unflattering reviews from your clients which are not good for your profile.
You should remember that some tasks might be easy for you while the others will need more concentration levels. It is best to complete the most difficult task first thing in the morning or when your energy levels are at its highest. When you do that, you will see that your productivity level has risen and you will get more things done on any particular day. If you feel overwhelmed with the amount of work you need to complete, you should not think twice before getting some help. You can find freelancers with the necessary skills to help you with the work. You can outsource your work so that you are more efficient at handling your work.
Over the past 4 decades, business investor Warren Buffett developed and mastered a strategy of investing into businesses that require little investment, does not require massive amounts of additional management and generates revenue mainly because the company holds wealth. Over the past few years, Warren Buffett has decided to change his investment strategy (http://thedailyrecord.com/2018/01/15/gary-d-anderson-stansberry-research/).
Buffett’s current strategy of investing into business that requires him to build the foundation, infrastructure, and management is different from him purchasing business that already have theses systems in place. Historically, Warren Buffett invest into companies such as Apple (AAPL), American Express (AXP), Coca-Cola (KO), Gillette, Walt Disney (DIS), McDonald’s (MCD), Washington Post (GHC), and Wells Fargo (WFC). These companies are stable and with Buffet’s investment can increase their profitability; however by Buffett investing into businesses has that require building new systems, management and structure, his profitability and legacy may be questioned in the future. According to Stansberry Research, two investments that may hurt Buffett the most are Berkshire Hathaway Energy and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (“BNSF”) railroad. These two regulated utilities consumed 44% of Berkshire’s earnings last year (excluding investment income). This is not a common investment practice for Buffett.
The image of the “Great American Businessman” seems to be Buffett’s gift and curse. Great American companies like American Express (AXP), Coca-Cola (KO) and Gillette were great investments. Unfortunately, the concept of investing money to save the American empire may not end with the high profits that Buffett is accustomed. Another questionable investment for Buffett is his estimated investment of around $20 billion in four banks – Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp (USB), Bank of New York (BK), and Bank of America (BAC).
The main problem with Buffett’s new investment techniques are that Buffett’s money usually enhances an already stable business; his money normally does not develop a business and provide the unique management skills required to build new or failing businesses says Stansberry Research.
NOTE: Warren Buffett has invested more money into the banking industry that he invested into American Express or Coke. This could lead to trouble for the US banking industry if something happens to Buffett’s wealth. Check out more related articles here on Stansberry Research.
Perry Mandera, former Marine and current CEO of The Custom Companies Inc., has been deemed inspirational by many. In 1986 he established the Custom Cares Charities and started giving back to Chicago. What drove Perry Mandera to become such a successful businessman?
Mandera joined the United States Marine Corps in the late 70’s. His job for the next several years was to drive a truck, transporting troops and supplies. After leaving the armed forces, Perry Mandera went on to do something similar for several transportation companies before venturing out on his own. His first business was successful, and he moved on to bigger and better things; the Custom Companies Inc.
As one of 2000’s a” “Top 100 American Transportation Executives of the Millennium”, Perry Mandera’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed (Inspirery). His whole approach regarding his company is admired by many. The Custom Companies Inc. places its focus on ethics and clients. Mandera made sure that his business is available whenever it was needed, currently offering services 24 hours a day. He claims that his time in the armed forces sparked a sense of camaraderie, and the importance of focusing on a larger goal. Mandera prioritized making things simple when working with his clients, living by his “One Call Does It All” motto.
While Perry Mandera conquers the business world, his generosity has not gone unnoticed. He believes it is important to assist others, and he definitely has assisted people. Through his Custom Cares Charities, Mandera has given 6,500 coats to children in the Chicago area. He sponsors more than 100 youth sports teams and charitable organizations. Perry Mandera offers financial assistance to those who need it and given tens of thousands of dollars during the holiday season to families. He also has served as a Republican Ward Committeeman in the city of Chicago. In fact, he was the youngest person to be elected at the time.
Perry Mandera has ultimately changed the world of transportation, and the lives of so many people.
Equities First Holdings is an international company with offices in as many as 10 countries. It was started in 2002 as a company that provides capital to clients around the world that have shares that are traded using the public exchange. Since the company was established in 2002, they have had some 700 transactions equaling more than 1.6 billion U.S dollars in revenue. In December of 2016 Equities First Holdings partnered with the Environmental Clean Technologies to provide the 30 Million dollars to fund necessary research, and to develop important projects in the country of India. Environmental Clean Technologies decided to use Equities First Holdings because they are the foremost international company in securities-based lending and it was the ideal company to help keep things operating in an efficient manner. Equities First Holdings is proud to be a part of the emerging energy and minerals technologies. original source
The world is getting more complicated, but at the same time, its society’s people are getting less healthier. However, we now have cures for diseases that years ago would have been impossible to even think about. We now have vaccines for viruses that decades ago were just for the elite, and now they’re all for the masses. This is all thanks to the scientists and research workers and tinkerers who help us get to the bottom of the medical challenges. Truly, this is because of people like Jason Hope, who is a man contributing to furthering the research, science, product development and quality control of the most updated anti-aging medications and treatments today.
The Philanthropist’s Work
With the help of the research team and leadership of Jason Hope, there is now a sustainable framework for the SENS Foundation to push for biotechnology research that addresses prevention of aging symptoms. There is a long list of health issues that are still welcoming a cure, and right now the work of Jason Hope is pushing for the answers that later on would revolutionize the medical field. However, the approach of Jason Hope both as a philanthropist and scientist is that he wants to target the slowing down of the aging process as a way to help prevent medical issues. He does this right now through helping organizations and other stakeholders to find different ways to address these chalenges all over the world.
Through his charity work for the SENS Foundation for a number of years, it’s now easy to see how much dedication, passion and unvexed level of support that Jason Hope has for the biotech segment that helps anti-aging to get the solutions it deserves.
The SENS Foundation
Other than researching for anti-aging preventive measures, it is also the hope and mission of SENS Foundation to reach out to donors, influencers, volunteers and politicians that can generate the discussion and raise awareness on the importance of such biotechnology in getting the answers that the medical field needs. The SENS Foundation through the support of Jason is also actively pursuing the support for research teams in University of Arizona, Yale and Harvard.
True, there’s so much tinkering and outside-school learning that these researchers need to do, but with the help of Jason and the groups he supports, all this trial-and-error experiments would run more seamlessly and less academically. The level of accountability of Jason is also there, making sure that whatever the consequences of these projects that he makes, his name is behind them all, warts and all.
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In 2013 Rodrigo and Michel Terpins became major shareholders of Heinz. It was during a vacation Disney World that Rodrigo bought a $90,000 worth of Heinz shares. He did this based on insider knowledge obtained by Michel that Heinz was about to be bought out by 3G Capital and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway investment fund. Rodrigo’s large purchase sent the value of Heinz way up, resulting in the brothers getting a substantial profit. This was just one example of Rodrigo’s business savviness.
Rodrigo is a very respected and active member of the community. He and his wife, Flavia, recently held a dinner for the Brazilian Friends Association of the Israel Museum. The evening was specifically in honor of the special guest, the Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei. Weiwei currently has an exhibit on display at the Israel Museum. These business and social concerns are both very important to Rodrigo, but his biggest passion lies in the world of racing. He has been racing in the Sertoes Rally for many years. He and Michel co-founded the Bull Sertoes Rally Team early last decade. Perhaps the most interesting to him was 2014’s 22nd edition. For more details you can visit crunchbase.com
Although the course that year was shorter than usual, it was extraordinarily challenging and therefore more enjoyable in Rodrigo’s opinion. It was a race chock full of lots of turns, twists, gravel, and dust. Although Rodrigo Terpins is a veteran race car driver, he is fairly new to driving the T-Rex, having only driven one in the past four rallies. The 22nd edition was composed of seven stages and 2,600 km of roadway. For more information about the Bull Sertões Rally Team visit their Facebook profile at http://migre.me/l0mjN.
The Bull Sertões Rally Team is financially backed by Bull Sertões, 100% Events, and Xarla. The Bull Sertoes team abides by the Carbone Free regulations of the Green Initiative.
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Matt Badiali is a member of Banyan Hill Publishing Company who operates a corporation’s leading expert on the natural resources and commodities markets. He produces a number of publications for the corporation but has gained a significant amount of popularity due to his recent viral video in which he discusses Freedom Checks. In this video, he promises individuals the ability to generate significant returns on their investment. Visit the website freedomchecks.com to learn more. It is common for individuals to immediately dismiss any idea of unique investment opportunities that promise regular and significant returns. However, upon further research into the matter, it becomes quite clear that Freedom Checks are a real and unique investment opportunity in the oil and natural gas industry in the United States of America.
Matt Badiali has worked for a number of years in the financial and investment advice industry however before becoming one of the world’s leading financial and investment advice experts he was originally a trained scientist. Whenever Matt Badiali was first recruited to the finance industry, he was working as a Ph.D. student and teacher of geology at the University of North Carolina. Matt Badiali had already completed his Master’s degree in geology from Florida Atlantic University and was well on his way to having a career as a scientist. He was contacted by a financial expert who was in the process of building a team that would research investment opportunities in the natural resources and commodities markets. This individual offered Matt Badiali a position on his research team that would allow him to travel the world meeting hands-on with industry leaders and the natural resources and commodities markets. Read this article at Money Morning.
It was during the research for a project in the oil and natural gas industries the Matt Badiali learned about the existence of master limited partnerships. A master limited partnership is a special type of classification that a corporation can qualify for under Statute 26-F. Statute 26-F was first passed in the 1980s by Congress and allows a corporation to operate tax-free if they meet two requirements. In order to qualify as a master limited partnership, the corporation must derive 90% of its income from the production, storage, transportation, and processing of oil and natural gas domestically within the United States of America. Additionally, the corporation must also periodically payout a portion of its revenues to its shareholders in a manner that is very similar to dividends from the conventional stock market. These are what Matt Badiali is referring to whenever he speaks of Freedom Checks.
Jorge Moll is the founder and the head of D’Or Institute of Research and Education (IDOR). He currently serves as the director of the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics Workgroup. Jorge has a remarkable history in the field of medicine. He is a graduate of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro where he pursued an MD in neuroscience and also completed his residency from the same university. He furthered his education at Sao Paulo University and acquired a Ph.D. in experimental pathophysiology.
In an exclusive interview, Jorge Moll said that he had a great dream and passion to develop international-class education, research and healthcare in his country. This he says it’s the reason as to why he came up with the D’Or Institute of Research and education. He said that he has plenty of ideas but the most difficult part he experiences is when choosing the best. To make this ideas come into reality, he chooses ideas that are easily convertible into a plan and he involves other parties to work towards a successful end.
Jorge Moll said that most of his days he attends different meetings that cover diverse topics. He speaks with several associates, researchers, students, scientist and entrepreneurs who represent a number of organizations and that’s how he keeps thing productive throughout. He also uses soft wares and other tolls such as Evernote and Trello to maintain his productivity. He added that transparency and openness are mandatory for one to be productive.
As a business man, Jorge Moll admits that he has experienced a good number of failures by either the results of what he does taking too long or failing to obtain the wanted results completely. He also advises other business men not to repeat things but always try a new way of doing things. He said that one shouldn’t hold ideas or plans for long, its either you work them out or move to the next idea immediately.
Jorge Moll is a member of several societies such as Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Organization for Human Brain Mapping, International Neuroethics society and Society for Neuroscience. He is also a committed family man and lives with his family in Rio de Janeiro.
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Graham Edwards is the CEO of Telereal Trillium. His company is very successful in the real estate market of the United Kingdom. In addition, Graham is also the CEO and co-owner of Castle Water. Castle Water is a top water seller in the United Kingdom. In his personal life, Graham enjoys and excels in tennis, likes skiing, and is very experienced in investments. Graham received a formal education at King’s College London and the University of Cambridge. Before merging and managing Telereal Trillium, Graham was the chief investment officer of Talisman Global Asset Management as well as holding a position at both Merrill Lynch and the BT Group Plc’s property department.
Graham Edwards was a tremendous influence and directed the merger between Telereal and Trillium creating a largely successful real estate company where it serves 8,000 properties within the United Kingdom with a portfolio valued at 6 billion pounds. Although Graham Edwards focus is mostly on the growth of Telereal Trillium, he is also very active in bettering his community. Due to his successful merger of these two companies, Graham Edwards has created a legacy for being a highly effective deal maker.
Graham Edwards Telereal Trillium is known for and have been awarded for their charitable contributions giving Graham Edwards a reputation of being a successful philanthropist. A policy within Telereal Trillium known as Donation Matching Scheme is one of this organizations most effective charitable initiatives permitting Telereal Trillium employees to give their own money to a charitable cause they choose to donate to themselves, and Telereal Trillium matches that employees’ donation with a limit. At first, Telereal Trillium would match a donation at five hundred pounds but now they currently match donations up twenty-five hundred pounds. This increase came into effect due to the profitable growth of Telereal Trillium. This charitable behavior has had a positive result for Graham Edwards Telereal Trillium employees because they have pride in working for a company that allows them to be part of a corporate responsibility such as giving to a charity that they personally feel strongly about.
The journey on the business-ownership road. The CEO of LaunchPad Holdings, LLC, and one of its co-founders, Wakeman spent over 20 years with GE Capital helping other businesses skyrocket to success. Traveling to over 30 countries and living in six, The University of Chicago and University of Scranton alumni spent these years consulting with and transforming companies with over 15 thousand employees and $10 billion in assets, assisting in downsizing, growth, mergers and start-up operations (http://blogwebpedia.com/glen-wakeman-uses-international-experience-aid-modern-companies.html#.Wpc8sGaZO9Y).
Glen Wakeman’s reputation precedes him, and it’s a reputation the CEO has worked diligently to create. During his time with GE, Wakeman was named General Director for GE Capital, Global Insurance Ventures. His position included the responsibility of analyzing and choosing sales strategies for multiple businesses – strategies that would skyrocket their net income from $2 million to $3 billion, securing his position as a leading strategist. Wakeman held several other positions as well, including the Director of Business Development for GE Money, COO for Consolidated Financial Insurance Group (a General Electric owned company) and CEO of GE Money’s Latin America operation. It was in this position that he would build a $12 billion asset, nine-country business with over $100 million annual income and more than 1,000 branches from the ground up. Once again overseeing more than 15 thousand employees, the executive more than fulfilled the responsibilities that were put upon him.
His current endeavor, LaunchPad Holdings, is drawn from his experience helping businesses launch themselves into the realm of success, and this time is no different. Entrepreneurs and start-ups in the early and launch stages reach out to the SAAS firm for its superior experience in online business planning services, in addition to Glen Wakeman serving as an advisor to multiple business start-ups and mentoring several executives at any given time. Those who wish to learn from Glen Wakeman’s trove of knowledge but can’t afford his services aren’t out of luck though – the financial professional frequently blogs on topics such as angel investors and financing, business strategies and transformations and larger-scale affairs like emerging and global markets and trends.