A Business Visionary

In today’s business world, it takes a special kind of person to achieve success. Not only does it take courage to become an entrepreneur, but also a willingness to step out of one’s comfort zone while trying new ideas. This describes Brad Reifler, who CrunchBase says for over thirty years has been an American success story as one of the most well-respected and admired entrepreneurs the business world has ever seen. When it comes to incredible business success, experts from Wall Street to Washington are in agreement that Brad Reifler is a business visionary for the ages. The boards that list him as a member on Bloomberg, really speak for themselves. Not to mention the amazing home that he’s currently selling.

Having founded Reifler Trading Company in the early 1980s, Brad decided from the outset of his entrepreneurial career that he would not be afraid to think outside of the box and take numerous chances in his business ventures. However, while that may sound like a reckless plan, Brad always planned every move very carefully. For example, with RTC he was able to build on his interest in institutional research and global advisory services to build RTC into a true powerhouse within the futures industry. In fact, Brad was so successful in this initial venture that RTC was billed as one of the fastest-growing businesses in the futures sector. Because of this success, when Brad sold the company in 2000 to Refco, Inc. it helped turn Refco into the world’s foremost futures trading company.

Never a person who has stood pat on his success, Brad has always been on the lookout for his next great entrepreneurial opportunity. After selling RTC, he then took the business world by storm by deciding to found Pali Capital. However, what made Pali special was Brad’s decision to use sales strategies that until then had never been utilized in this type of company. Focusing his efforts on derivative structures and credit analysis of hedge funds, he then took these strategies and incorporated them into his sales strategies. What happened next, based on the opinions of those in the industry, was nothing short of amazing. With his sales team in place and ready to put his ideas to the test, Brad’s company went on an unparalleled run of success over a 13-year period. By the time Brad ended his run as founder and CEO of Pali, he and his team had amassed over $1 billion in commission income. A figure thought to be impossible for any company to achieve, Brad proved it could be done by simply working hard and believing in one’s ideas.

As he continues to look for new challenges every day, Brad understands it is the willingness to take chances that sets his companies apart from so many others. And in this respect, he truly is a business visionary.  On his Twitter you can really see what Brad is up to.

What Is “Black Lives Matter” And Is Soros Involved?

 

The “Black Lives Matter” movement has received a lot of reporting in the media for the active protests that they have taken on. Perhaps this alone would be enough to cause some confusion in the minds of some people. On the other hand, there appears to be a lot of effort to make sure that the confusion is turned up to the max by certain political interests. For example, conservative media is circulating the rumor that George Soros has funding the Black Lives Matter movement to the tune of $33 million dollars.

The Daily Beast took a look at this rumor and the movement to see if there was any truth to it. They wanted to know who was behind Black Lives Matter and what that could mean about the movement itself.

What was turned up was the fact that Black Lives Matter was started by three women who are passionate about the rights of African Americans and opposed to police brutality. They have received their motivation from the numerous high profile reports of police officers shooting and killing unarmed black males.

The way that Soros got tied into this was by virtue of the fact that it is true that he is a very wealthy individual. He has a net worth in excess of $20 billion according to the Wall Street Journal. He is also known for having some liberal leaning politics, and that makes him a target for conservatives all the time.

The director of U.S. operations for the Open Society Foundation (funded by Soros) has stated that the foundation does not fund protest movements. They do provide funding for political causes in some cases, such as democratic voting rights, but a protest movement is not on the radar. It is something that is probably too hot to handle from a public relations standpoint for the foundation to want to take it on.

The same director went on to say that he believes there are a lot of people who believe that the protests were thought up in a think tank or something of the like. However, he states that this is simply not the case. The protests are organic and a reaction to recent events.

The ties that some have made may come from the fact that the Open Society Foundation has provided funds to issues that have been raised by the Black Lives Matter movement. However, the movement itself has not received any money from Soros or anything related to the man.

It is odd that such a specific amount of money has been attached to this particular rumor, but that may be a trick to make the rumor seem more realistic. Soros is a common target for rumors, so it is nice to have at least this one put to rest.

Skout Is Still the Best Mobile Dating App Available

If you look at an article that was recently written discussing the 10 most popular apps for online dating, you will undoubtedly recognize many of the names listed. The list serves as a veritable Who’s Who when it comes to online dating apps that are known to be both legitimate and effective. With that being said, they all have something about them that makes them fairly unique. As a result, some people obviously prefer one mobile app over another and in many cases, people even double up by using two or more apps at the same time in hopes of increasing their chances of finding that special someone that they know is out there somewhere.

One thing the that should not surprise you in the slightest is the fact that Skout, the popular online website that helps you meet people, showed up on the list. In fact, it was very close to the top of the list, as the mobile app provides you with the same level of convenience and security that the website has always been known to provide. There are a number of things that make people more apt to use Skout than many of the other mobile dating apps that are out there. Part of it has to do with the fact that the app has been around longer than any other mobile dating app in existence and part of it has to do with the fact that people simply like the way that Skout works. They never have to worry about the pressure that often comes with some of the other online dating websites or mobile dating apps that are out there. Skout truly does change the face of the way people meet each other and it makes the entire process much easier.

So, why is Skout so special? First and foremost, it is not just a dating site. It is a place where people can go to meet friends. That is how it was intended from the beginning with this particular app and that is still the way that it operates today. Most people don’t go on Skout with the idea that they are going to find someone to date and even eventually marry. In many cases, they are doing it because they have recently moved to a new area and they want to get to know people in the area or they want to make new friends from different countries that have different backgrounds, cultures and experiences. Because Skout exists all over the globe and serves people in more than 100 countries, this is easy to do. Imagine being able to meet a friend who lives halfway across the globe and then converse with them on a regular basis through e-mail, Skype or something similar. Of course, there are a number of occasions where these friendships turn into something more serious and people do end up getting married. The great thing about Skout is that you can use it for whatever you wish instead of feeling like you have to meet someone and then date that person exclusively.

Mobile dating apps are the way that most people will decide to meet in the future. They are the epitome of convenience and they allow you to have instant access to all of your online relationships at the touch of a button. When you choose one of the best apps in existence, you have the chance to take your relationships to new heights that you never even imagined before.