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There are very few people who jump into the entrepreneurial world and immediately find success. There are even fewer people who succeed as entrepreneurs in the world of technology, which is notoriously cutthroat. Jason Hope, founder of JAWA, is one of the more renowned futurists and respected technological entrepreneurs in the industry. Hope jumped into the tech field after graduating from college and before long he had essentially ‘made it’. Now, Hope is setting himself up to guide others through the same process. Let’s go ahead and learn a little bit more about Jason Hope and what it takes to succeed in the tech world.

To get started, having a background in your desired field helps but making sure to stay educated is the most important thing above all, no matter how you get that knowledge. Jason Hope graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in finance before attending ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business in order to lock in his MBA. With those degrees in hand, Jason Hope knew that it was time to get to work. He jumped into the tech field by focusing on mobile technology after monitoring the growth of the industry. That early success allowed Hope to open things up and start pursuing more of his passions. Find out more about Jason Hope on Arizona Capitol Times.

For Hope, the key to success was always about knowing your field and focusing on the intricacies within it. More generally, Hope knows that it is important to keep your working ideas relatively basic so that you can build off of them without becoming too convoluted and caught up in change. Hope believes that over-complicating an idea is one of the key contributors to failures in otherwise promising entrepreneurs throughout the industry. Hope believes in working on an idea ‘one step at a time’ and his slow and measured approach has led to some giant breakthroughs in his career.

As an entrepreneur, Hope knows that you always have to be looking to the future in order to get an idea as to where you want to go. For that reason, Hope advises all entrepreneurs to focus on their longterm goals while they work. Keeping your mind open to your eventual destination will allow you to adjust as needed so that you can get there without sacrificing what you are doing at the moment. With this kind of mindset, and the appropriate skillset, Hope believes that people can prosper in their field.

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Times Square is a place where people all across the world envision to visit one day. The lofty towers to the razzle and dazzle that is a constant sight in the daytime. These are all features of times square that has made this the place to be. Who can forget about the ushering in of the New Year? Times Square is a place of wonder and a place that Fortress Investment Group has made their presence known at as well.

Being able to add to the luster of Times Square is something that only a group like Fortress Investment could pull off. By teaming up with other groups to purchase the famous Palace Theater, this has made Fortress a prime player in Times Square. This is not the only piece of the prime real estate that Fortress has purchased in Times Square. Fortress Investment group purchased the existing hotel that houses the Palace theater as well. This deal was completed by partnering with Maefield Development. These are the type of deals that have given Fortress Investment group a history of success.

As being a creator of credit to private and institutional clients around the world, Fortress Investment group was purchased in 2017 for $3.3 billion to Japan’s Softbank. Although this sale took place, the headquarters are still in the United States, more specifically, New York. Managing more than $70 billion in assets today, this group has a global brand in place that is sure to stand the test of time. When Fortress went public in 2007, there were two industry giants that handled the underwriting at that time. Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers were the underwriters. This was the first private equity fund that was publicly traded in the United States. Many awards for the excellence and passion of this group would soon follow. In 2014, the award for the Hedge Fund Manager of the Year was given to the Group. The Management Firm of the Year award was given as well. This was not the only time recognition has been given to Fortress.

Randal Nardone, Wesley Adams, and Rob Kauffman started Fortress Investment Group in 1998. As the company expanded into more and more hedge funds, it was only natural for the group to reach out and become publicly traded. This was the beginning of a successful journey into global investment opportunities for Fortress. A journey that is for all to behold.

To learn more:https://chronicleweek.com/2018/08/acquisition-fortress-investment-group-softbank/

Malcolm CassSelle was appointed as the president of WAX in 2017. WAX, which stands for Worldwide Assets eXchange is a blockchain platform dedicated to facilitating the trading of virtual assets. While holding the CEO position at WAX, Malcolm CassSelle is also the CIO of OPSkins. Before joining WAX, Malcolm CassSelle served at various positions in different companies. This includes Xfire, a global network for core video game players. He also served as CEO at MediaPass.

OPSkins, for which Malcolm CassSelle also serves as the CIO is the global leader in terms of in-game virtual assets sales. Also, OPSkins a leading firm in bitcoin trade in the world. With the growing number of people who make transactions across borders, OPSkins is facing the challenge in terms of technological capabilities since it’s the leading centralized market place for virtual gaming assets. The intense pressure from huge numbers of customers forces the company to opt for the decentralization of the market in order to survive.

As a way of decentralizing the market platform, OPSkins launched WAX. The biggest problems targeted by WAX are fragmentation and fraud. This has been achieved by the platform giving users a chance to buy and sell virtual products while still having their game on. With WAX, the users are able to tokenize their gaming assets and instantaneously trade assets with other players without logging their out. WAX has broken the geographical burrier to trade between users through the introduction of the WAX Token. Users transact directly without using middlemen since the WAX Token is a globally recognized exchange item unlike sometimes back when the users had to seek the help of middlemen when transacting between countries that use different currencies.

WAX blockchain runs on its DPOS. DPOS refers to Delegated Proof of Stake, this is the fastest, most decentralized, flexible and efficient consensus algorithm. The DPOS utilizes confirming nodes which makes WAX a democratic platform by allowing users to vote for the proposed delegates. The WAX Tokens can be stored and used as smart contacts when purchasing, renting or trading in-game-items. According to Malcolm CassSelle, WAX is going to spark the involvement of the gaming industry into the world of cryptocurrency.

Dr. Sam Jejurikar is a board-certified plastic surgeon residing in Dallas, Texas. He is also a member of the widely-acclaimed Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. Dr. Jejurikar uses his talent with plastic surgery to help patients achieve the goals they desire, and often helps patients achieve a better outcome than initially planned through his caring and sensitive nature. He mainly focuses on the cosmetic surgery of the face, nose, body, and breasts. The most popular requests include facelifts, mommy makeover, breast lifts and breast augmentation.

His caring nature can be exemplified by the fact that he once won the Patients’ Choice Award, something which only 3% of doctors across America receive. The Compassionate Doctor Certification is awarded to only the most compassionate and caring of doctors. Part of his compassion is made apparent by the fact that he allows and accepts various forms of health insurance. Also, the many votes cast in on his behalf shows that many patients found him to be incredibly valuable.

Dr. Jejurikar got his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School and has had over 20 plus years experience in the field. He knows how to meet his customers expectations and deliver a safe and satisfying experience with plastic surgery. He takes pleasure in making other peoples’ lives better by helping them see themselves in a new light. This is made evident by him trying to form a deeper connection and relationship with his patients. Dr. Jejurikar makes sure that patients are given extra attention after plastic surgery so that recovery feels more like a collaborative effort rather than something they need to face on their own.

NGP VAN is paving the way in new technologies for the Democratic party and other progressive campaigns; nonprofits included, as they offer clients an integrated platform for fundraising, compliance, and social media networking. Recently MiniVan, NGP VAN’s mobile canvassing app, has been building huge momentum as an effective voter outreach tool. On top of that, NGP VAN made Inc Magazine’s 5000 lists of the fastest growing companies in the United States. In this respect, it’s also a great company to work for.

MiniVAN is an app Democratic volunteer’s use when they are going on the door to door on voter outreach campaigns. Instead of manually writing their results, they use technology, particularly smartphone apps, to log their results. This year alone yielded 218,189 using the app, almost double what it was in 2016. Setting a new single-day record on Saturday the 15th, 18,421 people logged into the app nationwide, beating the previous record of 16,496 set on November 5, 2016. Great progress is being made for the progressive campaign with these innovative new technologies.

NGP VAN has also recently been mentioned as a wonderful place to work. The reason for this centers around the fact that working at NGP is helping further progressive causes, thus providing both balance and meaning in employees professional lives. Reception of NGP VAN’s products has also been outstanding, allowing the company to continue their upward momentum of growth to new heights of success. Since their founding about two and a half years ago, they have grown significantly in size and product development. Employees are challenged to develop new, innovative technologies while furthering some of their shared political ambitions. Even with the stress of developing new innovative technologies, NGP VAN remains a really fun place to work. Holding bi-annual trips to tropical islands, Pi Days with actual pies, and impromptu candy eating contests, NGP VAN practices what it preaches in relation to providing a fun and productive work environment. After all, it is just these types of environments that are known for breeding creativity. For those interested, NGP is currently hiring; if what has already been previously mentioned sounds interesting to you, then visit them on LinkedIn and apply today.

In just under 3 short years NGP VAN has experienced phenomenal growth. This trend is expected to continue moving into the 2020 campaign.






What is carpel tunnel syndrome anyway? What is a syndrome for that matter? How about ergonomics, what are they, or what is it, such as the case may be? The dictionary says: “a symptom, characteristic, or set of symptoms or characteristics indicating the existence of a condition, problem, etc.”, and so the infamous “Carpel Tunnel Syndrome” came into the mainstream with the advent of personal computers. With a vast percentage of the population suddenly using the quintessential “Qwerty” keyboard, common symptoms started coming to light. Well, creative genius stepped in to do what modern medicine could not; cure what ails you! Now, in the interest of full disclosure, there is no “cure” for carpel tunnel syndrome. The phrase “cure what ails you” is a simple facetious quip used to focus attention. However, the “Creative Genius” is for real! Brilliant designers have fashioned a device designed for comfort. Aiming for physical comfort is a brilliant tactic that serves to prevent the dreaded syndrome to begin with.

NewsWatch TV has the unparalleled capacity to seek out and reveal brilliant innovations in the world today. One of the wonderful video reviews spotlights a company called Contour. The Contour people are the brilliant designers mentioned at the beginning of this article. NewsWatch TV highlighted Contour’s cutting edge keyboard designs. These gorgeous keyboards are specifically sculpted to combat the tedium of typing all day, every day. The keyboards are the result of a concerted effort to relieve the strain we all experience when typing on a classic keyboard layout. They have succeeded, and NewsWatch TV saw fit to bring to light this wonderful, creative product. We should thank them both. NewsWatch TV is providing a wonderful service to us all, and all the great stories they produce are nothing short of beneficial to everyone.

This year, Sightsavers was named by GiveWell as one of the top nine organizations to donate to. GiveWell is a charity, assessment organization. This organization takes many different factors into consideration when putting a charitable organization on their list. Sightsavers works with the poor and disadvantaged, in any part of the world. They have deworming programs and assist with vision loss.


Sightsavers was given a high rating in using money cost-effectively by GiveWell. The organization was started by Sir John Wilson. He lost his sight in childhood due to chemistry accident. Later in life, he started this organization because he did not believe the needs of the blind were being addressed adequately, by other non-profits.


He and his wife started Sightsavers to address the needs of blind people in the British territories and, to dispel common beliefs about blind people. He sent seven blind climbers up the side of Mount Kilimanjaro, to prove they could do the same things as those with sight.


Sightsavers spends $437 million for river blindness and has helped to fund cataract operations for patients that cannot see. They have governing boards in different countries to oversee how their money is spent.


“What is river blindness?” River blindness is a parasitic infection that can, over time, cause irreversible blindness. The disease is spread by the bite of infected black flies that breed near fast-flowing rivers. 120 million people are at risk worldwide. River blindness can lead to severe skin irritation, pain and sight loss. 500,000 people are blind because of it. 37 million are infected by the disease. Medication can stop it spreading. Fly catchers work to eradicate the flies that carry river blindness. Together, we can eliminate the disease. Learn more: www.sightsavers.org (or click link in our bio!) #Sightsavers #riverblindness #ntds #blindness #eyes #eyehealth #vision #sight #sightloss #visionloss #eyecare #eyehealth #beatNTDs #nomoreNTDs #blindnessawareness #endavoidableblindness #avoidableblindness #river #rivers #riversides #didyouknow #dyk #factoftheday #interesting #interestingfacts

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Sightsavers in India has managed to bring down the blindness rate to 0.7 percent in the Sunderbans regions. The blindness rate before was 1.9 percent. This change occurred after five years of having the Eye Health Project. They have 17 vision centers that provide residents with affordable eye care.


Sightsavers in America will fund 26 students with assistive technology. They will be buying each student an Onyx Electronic Video Magnifier. All students met the eligibility requirements for this equipment. Students from the Rio Grande Valley will receive these services. It is hosted by Region One Education Center in Edinburg, TX.


This equipment helps a student with visual disabilities. It magnifies objects up to 118 times allowing them to read, do homework, see family and friends, and complete tasks for themselves.





Ted Bauman has played an important role in transforming many government agencies, corporations, and the Banyan Hill Publishing. He acts as the chief-editor of Banyan Publishing which offers financial and investment insights to its readers. He joined the organization in 2013 after the resignation of his father. Ted Bauman has overseen the introduction of new services and products such as the Bauman Letter, ETF-trading a platform, Alpha-stock alert, and other smart money services. The organization has also registered an increase in the number of readers and subscribers. Most of its publications are done either on a weekly and monthly basis. The growth in the number of readers indicates that the services have been valuable to investors.

Under the Banyan Hill Publishing, he is in charge of assets and wealth protection portfolio. It advises the readers on some of the low-risk investments. Ted Bauman also uses the Bauman Letter to educate people on some of the ways they can accumulate and better manage their wealth through legal means. He is credited with coming up with many innovative products and services. Through the services offered by the publications, the economist is of the idea that marginalized people can attain an improved quality of life. His other contributions have been in financial areas such as housing and urban planning, low-cost housing projects, and fund management. The financial analyst has further worked with non-governmental organizations, the United Nations and government agencies.

Ted Bauman Early Life, Education, and Career

The economist was born in Maryland and spent his early years in America before moving to South Africa. He attended the Cape Town University and studied political science, history, and economics. The three fields have been instrumental in the creation and implementation of economic policies. While in South Africa, he took an active role of shaping the economic structures during the post-apartheid period. He further oversaw housing projects in Asia, United Kingdom, and other European countries. After moving back in the USA in 2006, he worked with local NGOs before moving to the Banyan Hill Publishing in 2013. He took over from his father and now serves as the Chief-Editor. His past contribution depicts him as an innovative, passionate and transformative individual.


Fortress Investment Group is a well-known private equity firm that has been in business for over two decades and was founded in 1998. Currently, Peter Briger is the serving co-chairman of Fortress Investment Group and has helped the company manage it’s over $70 billion in assets. As the member of Fortress Investment Group’s management committee and advisory board, Peter has helped the company take some essential steps that are result-oriented. It has helped the company to grow business exponentially in the last few years, especially in the market of financial turmoil.

Peter Briger has tremendous experience in the field of finance and equity and has worked with Goldman Sachs for nearly two decades. Working at Goldman Sachs has helped him given him a good understanding of the financial markets and it is what has helped him take over such responsible position at Fortress Investment Group. One of the specialties of Peter Briger is to be able to convert the distressed assets into cash and has converted the considerable size of distressed assets into cash for the firm. Peter Briger Jr: Fortress Investment Group’s King of Debt.

He has served as the partner at one of the leading global banks before leaving that position to become the co-CEO of Fortress Investment Group in 2002.He is also a highly qualified individual and has done masters in business administration from the reputed Wharton School of Business. The experience of Peter Briger in the investment banking sector is undisputed and it is this experience that has helped him take Fortress Investment Group to new heights of success.

Peter Briger not only fulfills his duties at Fortress Investment Group but also takes out time to help nonprofit organizations and many educational and entrepreneur programs. He is part of the entrepreneurship program at the Princeton University from where he passed out. He also financial and resource support to entrepreneurs with excellent ideas so that they do not have to suffer and drop their ideas because of lack of support. He believes that the young people are the future of the country and should be offered all the help they need to make the world a better place.

Learn More: www.cnas.org/people/pete-briger

Support Tools and Data

Robert Ivy has been the American Institute of Architects CEO and Vice President since 2011 and knows the importance of being surrounded by professional personnel to sustain the professional standards needed as an architect. That is probably one of the reasons by the has such essential support tools and data available on its website. Visit the website Architectural Record to learn more about Robert Ivy.

The thing that sets aside a trade association from a professional association is several qualities. First, there is the quality of professional support over attracting numbers. Secondly, there is the difference between a sustained effort to provide qualified expert knowledge over passing tips and freebies. Lastly, a professional organization prides itself on having a well-established support team that interacts with its members on a regular basis during training camps, seminars, chapter meetings, and yearly conferences. The importance of sharing professional knowledge and trends cannot be underestimated for a professional organization that is concerned with being #1 in its industry.

A Winning Philosophy

A quality highly desired among professionals is to be associated with a winning philosophy as well as interacting with others who are noted as successful among their peers. Just as difficult it is to hire the #1 Rock and ROll act for a birthday party, so it is just as difficult to attract the most professional practitioners in a professional field into a group that again and again shows no advances in their common profession. Having a common goal is essential for a professional organization, and it seeks to make the best knowledge and performance practices for its members. For example, Robert Ivy has been most instrumental for increasing the number of members of AIA since he took over the role as CEO in 2011. Today AIA has over 90,000 members worldwide.

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Support Thru Association

According to Robert Ivy, one of the reasons for joining a professional organization is the support received as an associate with others professionals who have the same goals of service and trained in a like-minded manner. While having many members is critical professional organizations rely upon the increased growth in their abilities as professionals. Under the leadership of Robert Ivy, AIA offers courses throughout the year to its member thru affiliate universities and professional schools, to advance in the field of architecture. Learn more about Robert Ivy at zdnet.com.