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How To Become A Successful Lawyer In Brazil

To become a good lawyer in Brazil and make a name for yourself in this country, you need to have certain qualities even if you don’t possess every skill needed by national law board. One of those qualities is interpersonal skills. As a lawyer who has to deal with dozens of clients each day, you have to be able to maintain a cordial relationship with everyone who touches your firm. If you actually thought passing the law board exam was tough, wait until you have to deal with cases that want a substantial piece of your time. Successful lawyers have the ability to work with all types of cases within their field and are able to provide their clients what they need. Many such lawyers spend an awful lot of time talking to clients on the telephone as well.

Again, Brazil is a country where laws are bound by many factors on both national and international level, so a lawyer should be aware of laws pertaining to other nations as well. Successful lawyers like Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho who has dealt with hundreds of clients in many high-profile cases understand that clients are looking to them to make the hard decisions. They are looking for answers and direction and if you are not ready, you probably shouldn’t be a lawyer in the first place.

As a lawyer, you must be able to accept the fact that you are the last one to be paid. Your clients are in line ahead of you for the positive outcome and compensation. Successful lawyers are able to keep themselves afloat during the time that calls for only actions and no payment. You should be able to keep track of everything that is happening with ever client and get things done. You should know that if you lose track of your work done, you lose the money you deserve. In addition, being a lawyer in Brazil is all about competing with hundred other lawyers in the same field, so maintaining positive relationship with your clients is crucial.
About Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho

Mr Tosto is one of the most popular lawyers in Brazil. He is a prominent leader as well as strategist in the nation’s legal practice. He started small and went on to build a huge empire which handles mostly corporate litigation. His firm is one of the largest in Brazil. He has defended many celebrity personalities, including politicians, movie stars, players and so on. His client base also consists of Brazilian corporations, multi-national companies and government offices.

Attributes of an Investment Banker

Investment banking seems like a field of winners when you investigate the industry from the outside. Reading stories may lead you to think that every single person that enters the field simply begins their own hedge fund, then becomes rich and retires. However, this is a view without the understanding of the competitive and intelligent nature of investment bankers on taken in mind. For every billionaire that made it rich through trades and investments, there’s a banker that attempted to strike it rich through their own hedge fund, but didn’t have the foresight in the market to make wise decisions, and ended up paying for those mistakes. For every winner there is a loser, and occasionally those who lost can pick themselves back up to learn from their mistakes to become one of the winners. Nevertheless, investment banking is not in any way easy or predictable and those who stand as successes made it their through wisdom, experience, foresight and some luck.

James Dondero is a prime example of a student of the craft. He began his investment banking career at University of Virginia by majoring in accounting and finance. His duel major allowed him insight into a market that was just about to make leaps and bounds, through which he would have the opportunity to learn a lot and make a lot through some well placed trades and wise deals that paid off in the end. He then had experience at American Express managing the investment of almost $1 billion. Following his experience in money management, Mr. Dondero went out on his own to begin an investment company called Highland Capital Management. As a co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management, James Dondero has grown the company to become worth more than $21 billion. He has earned investors from many different fields and classes, with a variety of interests.

James Dondero has become well regarded for this expertise that he has acquired through decades of experience. Because of his efforts, Highland Capital Management has become the worldwide leader in global allocations. Additionally, Mr. Dondero has consistently revolutionized offerings that he has provided for his investors. He has routinely offered sound advise on the market, that turns out to be true more often than not, and is a quiet leader throughout the investment world. He is the type of investor that other investors read in order to gain a strong insight into the market. No doubt this experience and foresight has paid off, making Mr. Dondero one of the wealthiest men in America, but it has also paid off for all his investors.

Heads Propaganda: Just The Facts Creatively

Heads Propaganda (most commonly known as Heads) is a Brazilian advertising agency focused on communication techniques and strong media relationships with client and staff. Founded in 1989, the company is the largest of its kind in the country and has four locations in Curitiba, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. It specializes in corporate ad campaigns addressing controversial subject matters such as the killing of marine life, climate control, and other areas of global concern (e.g. health issues, endangered species, etc.).

Heads founder and CEO Claudio Loureiro used his creative background to launch a business that not only filled a niche in Brazil’s advertising industry but offered the uniqueness and flair business clients seek in brand marketing. Loureiro studied law at the University Pontificia at Parana, but pursued a career in advertising, winning the Colunistas Award for Best Advertising Professional in 1997. He is also a renowned cinematographer and has been credited for convincing Wood Allen to film in Latin America (Rio de Janeiro). An avid supporter of social issues, Loureiro has held membership in the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), receiving the CRPcom Creation Award for social responsibility in 2013.

Heads has an extensive global client base to include 3M, Caixa, and Positivo Informatica. Currently, the company is involved in a global women’s empowerment campaign with UN Women and a multinational ad campaign for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.  Additional projects underway include the Project at Rock Vein and a new line of promotional ads for Caixa. Agenciao Globo told that negotiations with global retailers and other non-profit organizations are also in progress.

Beneful For The Picky Pups

It’s strange to think that the day my life changed for the better was the day I received a free sample. It was a free sample of Purinatore’s Beneful dog food. Prior to that, I was having problems with my new husky puppy. She wasn’t eating as well as she could have been. I was stressed out which was making it even harder on her. I tried so many different brands, different flavors, and different textures. It was always the same outcome. My dog would eat a little bit and then get sick of her food. She wouldn’t return to it.

I fed my dog the free sample of Beneful and she gobbled it up! I had never seen anything like it before. That’s when I decided to do a little research. I discovered that they sell a product that promotes healthy growth in puppies.

The Beneful product I chose was specifically formulated for puppies. It felt good knowing that she was getting the nutrition that she needs. I know that I will have Beneful grow with her. As she gets older, I will switch her to the next level of the product and eventually to Beneful for senior dogs. She literally loves this product and I couldn’t be happier. I think a big reason why she loves it is because of the variety in each bag. It’s a combination of soft bites and crunchy bites. She loves the variety!

I’ve even tried different flavors of her dog food and she still enjoys each and everyone of them. Beneful uses real meats and veggies that are full of vitamins! I know she’s getting just what she needs. It has shown too. My husky has more energy than she ever has before. She’s running laps around me when we go for walks and she’s always wanting to play fetch. I’ve seen other physical changes as well. My husky’s coat has never looked shinier! I’ve received compliments from strangers asking which groomer I’ve gone too. I, of course, told them my secret. I told them it wasn’t a groomer but in fact a change in diet! Beneful is giving her the nutrients she needs to grow a healthy coat.

Overall, this product has become a staple in our house. I am grateful every day for that free sample. I might have never hard of or tried Beneful without it. I’ve now made it my mission to educate other puppy owners on the beauty of Beneful. I want everyone to realize that they can have their puppy be in the best health possible with just a few simple changes. Sometimes, all that’s missing is a proper diet. A dogs food is the most crucial aspect to overall health!

Lime Crime is Simply Divine!

If you haven’t heard of Lime Crime Cosmetics, then you are missing out! When I first came across Lime Crime, it was love at first site. Their website is so bright and fun, it makes you want to explore all that it offers. After reading through their site, how couldn’t I be excited to become their next customer. Not only are they a cruelty free line of cosmetics, they are also 100% vegan! Doe Deere, the Founder and CEO of Lime Crime, started the company on a “few hundred bucks and a dream”. She now owns one of the greatest cosmetic stores you can find online. From bold lipsticks to eye-popping eyeliners, she provides some of the highest pigmented cosmetics known to the market. With a gorgeous array of colors to choose from, Lime Crime has something for every style.

What I am most excited about are their Velvetines collection, a liquid to matte lipstick. Available in 16 beautiful colors, all in a lip gloss style tube. It applies just like a lip gloss, but dries into the most perfect matte. Full of pigment and transfer-proof, Velvetines are built to last. With the ability to blend smoothly, the color options are endless! Which is a plus for me, because I love to mix things up.

Next is a sparkle lovers dream come true, their line of Zodiac Glitters. A cosmetic glitter available in 12 colors and inspired by the signs of the Zodiac. These glitters truly stand out with their multi-dimensional color. Paired with Lime Crime’s Glitter Helper, even the smallest amount of glitter lasts all day. Glitter Helper is an easy to apply, water-resistant glitter adhesive that is eye safe and can be used over eye shadow or alone.

Speaking of nail polish, Lime Crime’s line of nail polish is inspired by delicious confectionary delights. Doting their signature unicorn on the bottle, and filled with the prettiest pastel neon colors you can imagine. I’m so fond of all 5 shades available. My favorites being Once In A Blue Mousse, a creamy sky blue, and Parfait Day, the most perfect pink. All of their nail polish is free of Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde and Toluene, the toxic-trio found in several commercial brands.

Lime Crime’s Venus: The Grunge Palette is a beautiful 8 color eye shadow palette inspired by Mash Botticelli’s classical painting twisted with 90s style rebellion. It is the perfect palette for day or night. From deep reds to rusty browns, it really gives me great color choices for both neutral and bold looks.

Lime Crime offers several other products like Carousel Gloss, a hyper pigmented lip gloss packed full of glitter. If you’re wanting a company that makes your makeup dreams come true, then Lime Crime is the place for you!

Handy Cleaning Saved My Life

I have used our local cleaning service for many years. However, I can say that I have been so unhappy with the cleaning they have done. I kept giving them the benefit of the doubt, but this company was sending a new worker out each time, and none of them was familiar with my house. They were constantly late and I had just had it. While browsing Google one night, I saw an ad for Handy housecleaning that was on my smartphone. I thought I was seeing things because now you can schedule your house cleaning services on your phones. I downloaded the app just to see what it was all about.

Itunes’ Handy is a cleaning company based out of California by a man named Weina Scott. The company was started back in 2012, so they are rather new. I entered some information like the amount of bedrooms and bathrooms I had, and then I put my phone number in and requested a quote. Within a few hours, I had a call from a lady in customer service. It appears that their customer service department is open 24/7. This is something that you just don’t normally see with other cleaning companies. She was so friendly and explained the whole basis of their services to me. They are in 28 cities across the country, and one of them happens to be my Texas town. She scheduled a service call for the following week and told me the name of the person who would be in contact with me. She also said that I would receive a message on my cell phone when the person was about an hour away. This would allow me to let them in or make arrangements for a key.

I waited that Tuesday for a text and sure enough, like promised it came in at around an hour before hand. Jennifer was the clerk they sent to my home, and she was as bubbly as they come. She was super friendly and knew exactly how to come in and get started. It’s a big house, so they told me it would take her about 3-4 hours of time. I went to another wing of the house and let her do her thing. When I came back out, I found that Jennifer had found some candles I had and other scents in the house. She lit them for me and had my home smelling like fresh baking cake from the candles. I thought it was a bold move, but she told me she could tell I liked that kind of stuff so she took the liberty. I loved that she took the initiative and did things that I usually love but don’t have time to do myself.

I can schedule my next appointment and rave about my cleaning lady. I still have Jennifer and she still makes my house smell great whenever she comes through. She’s like one of the family now.

Brad Reifler Expands His Investment Services Around The World

In the southeastern state of New York resides a prominent entrepreneur
who is a true leader in the competitive corporate sector. He embarked
on his career after earning a Political Science and Economics degree
from Bowdoin College in 1981. Notably, Brad Reifler is currently thefounder of Forefront Capital where he has expanded their services in
New York City and in major cities around the world.

Reifler’s admirable educational training at Bowdoin College in addition to his
entrepreneurial ventures helped him gain a practical understanding of
the business industry. Immediately after he completed his college
pursuits, he founded Reifler Trading Corporation in 1982, which was a
lucrative company that specialized in global derivatives. His great
success at this leading entity led to the launch of Pali Capital
approximately 13 years later. As the founder and Chief Executive
Officer, he contributed to the corporation’s increasing revenue to
over $200 million per a year. He also expanded Pali Capital’s services
to the United Kingdom, Latin America, Singapore, and Austria.

After serving as the head director of Pali Capital for roughly 13
years, Reifler developed Forefront Capital in 2014. With growing
knowledge in the investment industry, his executive team envisioned a
goal in which they could present the best portfolio of asset
management products to well-respected and high net worth
professionals. According to their informative website, this renowned
corporation currently offers assistance with investment banking,
capital markets, direct loans, as well as other specialty finance
solutions. Most prominently, the Forefront Capital advisors are
skilled in structuring the best portfolios to mitigate risks and
increase substantial profits.

Also on the Forefront Capital website is the corporation’s investment
policy labeled “Who We Are.”  Moreover, Reuters said that Reifler and his management
team view their partnerships as an integral component of their
advisory services. Along with sustaining substantial relationships,
Forefront Capital also skillfully aligns the clients interest with
proprietary capital in order to ensure the most desirable returns.
Essentially, their extensive selection of public and private
investment vehicles is meticulously structured to minimize risk and
increase profits regardless of the market trends.

Remarkably, his experience in trading,
asset management, hedge funds, financial structuring, investment
strategies, and derivatives assist him in positively impacting the

Facts About Skout’s Fuse Acquisition

Skout is a social application that has made it possible for over 500 million people from many different countries of the world to be connected. The company has recently also bought Fuse, an application that uses the phone address book to create friends. Fuse has an easy interface that is easy to navigate and it gives users better and much simpler tools to create their social networks from the contacts on either the mobile phone or tablet. The app is mostly liked by people on the go, and they can easily create a ‘fuse’ that makes photos and messages posted automatically dissapear in a few minutes. The same feature can make the same messages and photos disappear forever.

Fuse uses initials to identify people by their cell numbers. An interesting thing about the app is the fact that it has very interesting social dynamics. For instance, if one wants to join a group, an invite from another member makes it possible. However, when one joins, there is no defriending. In the event that one wants to leave the group, the opting out feature makes it possible. When a message is shared in the group, members receive a notification and when time expires, the content disappears from view. When sharing content, users can choose to use their initials or use the Ghost Mode feature.

Founded in 2007, Skout has been on techcrunch and is able to employ more than 150 employees, and seventy-five are based at its San Francisco headquarters. The company describes itself as the largest global platform that allows people from different parts of the world meet and improve their social circles. The best thing about the app is the fact that it is also available in fourteen different languages therefore not locking out users who do not neccesarily speak English.

Just like Skout, Fuse is also free and available in Google Play Store as well as iTunes App Store. Skout uses a cellphone’s GPS to help users easily find other like minded people within the nearest radius. Users who sign up for the application create profiles that have photographs and then communicate with people who are within their radius. When the communication progresses, they can extend it and slot for a meeting later.

Initially formed as a travel app, the app has slowly turned itself to a social and dating app that has attracted a lot of users from different. Among its recent developments is the ban on users uploading bathroom selfies and nudes. After a careful assessment, the company was able to prove that such photos added no value to any user’s profile and if anything they destroy the reputation. This move was aimed at improving overall user experience and filtering content that is not appropriate for youngsters keeping in mind that the platform has users who demand respect. Skout has and will continue being on the front line when matters related to offering the best in terms of social networking are concerned.

Susan McGalla Leads Example of Business Success for Women

It’s an amazing thing that still occurs in this day and age, but it’s a fact that still merits attention. Women are still struggling in the business world to receive the same compensation and acclamation as their male counterparts. Although the subject of women’s rights and equality has been legally addressed, women still receive the short end of the stick that comes to being recognized and compensated in the workplace.

In many cases, women still received significantly less pay than men. According to stats, women received only 75% of the pay amount that men do in a similar position. Even when women are equally qualified and have the same skill set and experience, they still receive significantly less in pay.

But women are not taking this inequality lying down. Instead of accepting the status quo, many women have decided to take matters into their own hands and go into the business world for themselves with the skills and talents that they possess. Rather than accept inferior positions and accept the reality of little chance of advancement or personal satisfaction, many women have decided to embark on the entrepreneurial route and blaze their own trail in business.

Although there is much talk about the advancement of women in the corporate world, the very statistics regarding the advances of women paint a different scenario. At this time, according to statistics, only 3% of women in American business hold the title of chief operating officer. An even more telling statistic states that 85% of the corporate boardrooms of America don’t have a woman in their midst. However, when the effectiveness of women are taken into consideration, an incredible statistic is revealed. It is shown that more businesses survive that have a women in its corporate ranks than those that don’t. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as there are many women serving in the corporate ranks that have taken the reins of large corporate entities, and let them throughout years of corporate growth.

Top executives such as Susan McGalla has years of experience under her belt. She first served with the Joseph Horn Company in one of their major marketing positions. After finding success there, she was promoted to a CEO position with American Eagle Outfitters. After her successful stint there, she acted as the CEO for Wet Seal, a clothing and accessory line company. She currently occupies the office of Director of Strategic Planning for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

McGalla has shown her ability in a variety of different situations and corporate settings over her long career. She is a prime example of the abilities of women in the workplace, and shows that women are worth every penny that a man is, and are worthy of the compensation and recognition that their male counterparts are.

Many women have reached the upper echelons of business, but there is still room for many more to make the journey.

The Epic Rise in NBA Team’s Value

In economic analysis, it is common to hear words like demand causes a rise in price. It is a proven concept in that when a lot of people want something within the same period; the owners will certainly increase the price. It is despite the fact that many people would think that it is a natural phenomenon. The success of a team and the increase in value is attributed to many factors. A single factor cannot entirely explain why a team is selling for a few hundred million years ago can now be valued at one billion dollars. There are cases where a team doubles in value between seasons. Such cases are attributed to a new sponsors, new players having been signed and continued winnings. The rise in value of a club is attributed to three key points;

The Owners Earn More
The value of an NBA club is estimated by how much the club is earning. It translates to how much the owners are getting from the club as revenues. Over the past few years, the revenues have skyrocketed due to the rights and promotions. By having opportunities to cash in, the club owners are less willing to give away that opportunity to earn. Therefore, as a measure to make huge profits at a single period, the billionaire owners always price the clubs highly.

The shocking part is that however much the price is, there is always a winning buyer. It is an indication that rarely does an investor get losses by purchasing an NBA team. In fact, 2014 saw the NBA grow its revenue by $4.6 billion. It is an indication of how the owners subsequently cash in from such sports. The case was recently seen when Bruce Levenson according to wikipedia sold out the Atlanta Hawks for a value of $730 million.

Star Power
Star players are common in every sport. There is always an individual that seems extremely talented and scores with ease. The persons have a large following due to the style of game or simply the ability to score and guarantee the fans a win. Players of such status are in high demand in the NBA. Such people change teams more often, and it costs a team highly to keep him. They will need to pay him higher, and maintain him with utmost care. Therefore, having star players will certainly guarantee team success, and prosper team ranking in the NBA. It is the desire of various teams to improve their success and have key players so that companies can come to them with endorsements.

Demand and Supply
NBA teams are in high demand, for the huge funds they make. On the same note, when many people are willing and able to buy a team, and the supply is constant, the price will increase. The NBA teams are having an increased price tag by the day because, a majority is doing well, and the buyers are many.