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What Will Whitney Wolfe Do Next For Bumble?

Bumble is preparing for an entirely new challenge ahead of it. The popular dating app has already taken the world by storm with its unique approach to matching but it has the potential for so much more. That potential to offer the world much more than they are used to is exactly what makes Whitney Wolfe such a visionary. She knows she can do better and she strives to do so much better overall. The story of Bumble is still being written but it’s going to be an amazing one regardless of how you look at things. People have clearly seen something they can identify with and it’s making a huge difference and how we do things in general.

The most amazing thing about Wolfe is how she managed to make her brand one of the most popular in a time when other brands were falling to the way side. We can see dating apps are at a point where the market is stagnating. There’s a need to do something that will help us change things up and let people better decide what they want. Bumble is all about that and more. It’s a change from the normal way of doing things. Wolfe has a desire to see her app become so much more than it is right now and she is willing to work in order to make sure it reaches the heights she believes that it needs to have.

Bumble is going to expand into the business world with the new Bumble Bizz feature. This essentially expands the function of the app in such a way that it can be used to find mentors and others who can help people network. That success is amazing in and of itself but there is so much more for the app to offer. It’s no going away any time soon and we will see this for ourselves. The future of dating apps is going to bring more of this into the light. Bumble is spearheading a movement that will change the way we think about dating forever and this is just the beginning. More people are going to adopt it as their preferred app and it will eventually take over the competition. In the tech industry companies rise and fall over the course of time, but this is just one example of how a company can continue to expand and grow over time.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Rises To Chairman Of Bradesco

Bradesco will be choosing a new CEO soon as its current one is about to rise to the company’s topmost seat. This is happening at the largest bank in Brazil because its present chairman is stepping down from his post. In keeping with the company’s management style, the choice of a new president will be coming from inside their ranks. Apparently, seven of their present executives are being considered for the post. Who will be the lucky one? If all things will go as planned, the name of the new president will be revealed soon.

Lazaro Brandao, 91, the current chairman, is vacating his seat to pave the way for Luiz Carlos Trabuco, its current CEO, to assume the post. As a consequence, the bank has to choose a new president to take up the responsibilities that Trabuco will leave behind. It seems the bank will reveal the name of the new CEO one month before they hold their shareholder’s meeting in March. According to a bank insider, there is already a shortlist of the candidates for the post. All of those included in the list are sitting executives of the bank.

Brandao has served the bank for more than 75 years. Being 91 years old, he is regarded as among the oldest bank chairmen in the world. He started his employment with Bradesco in 1943 as a lowly bank clerk. He was only 16 at that time. But due to his diligence, talent and effort, he rose to the chairmanship post. Before he became chairman of the bank, he first served as its CEO from 1981 to 1999. According to statistics, the bank is considered as Brazil’s second-largest in market value.

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According to economia.estadao.com.br Brandao championed the present management style of Bradesco, wherein vacant executive seats are filled up with inside qualified talents. This is why Trabuco is set to assume Brandao’s post when he resigns. Since no CEO has been selected yet, Trabuco will still function as the bank’s CEO while assuming the responsibilities of bank chairman at the same time.

Trabuco served in various executive positions in Bradesco for more than 15 years before he became its marketing director. He was appointed CEO in 1992 and served in that capacity until now when he is about to be raised to the bank’s chairmanship post. The bank changed its bylaws regarding the maximum age for its CEOs only last year. It was increased from age 65 to age 67. This change allowed Trabuco to name a successor at the start of this year.

Bradesco is considering seven of its high-ranking executives for the position of president. It is very likely that one of them will assume Trabuco’s former position once he sits as the bank’s new chairman. The following executives of the bank are included in the short-list of candidates for CEO:

Alexandre da Silva Gluher, 57, the current chief risk officer of the bank
Mauricio Machado de Minas, 58, Bradesco’s head of IT department
Josué Augusto Pancini: Pancini, 57, the bank’s head of branch network and overseer of its high income segment
Marcelo de Araujo Noronha, 52, the youngest among the lot and is in charge of the bank’s corporate and investment banking
Domingos Figueiredo Abreu, 58, Bradesco’s head of lending and treasury department
André Rodrigues Cano, 59, the bank’s head of human resources department
Octavio de Lazari, 54, the second youngest of Bradesco’s executives on the list and is head of the bank’s lender’s insurance unit

Brandao said his resignation as chairman of the bank is his own decision. He also added that he has no regrets in serving the bank for the past 75 years. Brandao will still take charge of the bank’s holding companies when vacates his post as chairman.

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Nathaniel Ru’s Dedication to Healthy Food Helps His Business

One of the biggest parts of Sweetgreen is to make sure people have healthy options that are affordable and convenient. The brand has always remained dedicated to their customers and they know their customers are going to be able to enjoy all the best options if they choose to use Sweetgreen as their fast food restaurant of choice.

The idea behind the restaurant is to provide affordable and healthy eating options to people no matter how much time they have or how much money they want to spend on the different things there are to offer.

For Nathaniel Ru to run Sweetgreen, he had to make sure the industry was thriving and had to show people they could enjoy different menu options on their own.

As long as people are still looking for healthy options, Sweetgreen will be there to give them what they need. The restaurant has salads that people can enjoy but they also have other healthy eating options.

From quinoa to to greens and everything in between, Nathaniel Ru has made sure that Sweetgreen has the options people need. They have to make sure they are doing what they can to give their customers the healthiest ingredients available.

When Nathaniel Ru started Sweetgreen, it was simply out of need. He was in college, didn’t have a lot of money and needed convenient options. The idea that he could make a difference for people had not even crossed his mind. Read more: Nathaniel Ru Blazes a Trail in The Height Food Industry | Affiliate Dork and Sweetgreen Founder Interview – Nathaniel Ru | Business Insider

He just wanted to be able to have healthy eating options on his own. It gave him the chance to give others the ability to try different food. For Nathaniel Ru, this meant he would need to make the right decisions with the food he was eating and with the options he had to offer.

As long as Nathaniel Ru had always been working in the food industry, he had known about the greasy and unhealthy ingredients. These ingredients were not only bad for people but were also hard for them to digest. Nathaniel Ru wanted to make sure he could try different things so people would have a chance to enjoy them and so they could actually live a healthier lifestyle.

For Nathaniel Ru, this meant he would need to bring together different options and people could do their best to try everything they needed. Nathaniel Ru made sure he could give everyone the ingredients they needed.

SahmAdrangi raises Questions on the Economic Viability of the Pebble Deposit project

At only 36 years, Sahm is probably one of the most prominent people in the hedge fund business. He plies his trade as the Chief Investment Officer at Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC, an investment company he established in 2009. Sahm Adrangi obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Yale University. Under his leadership, the firm has realized great success. When he founded the business, he invested only a million dollars, but the company currently manages more than $150 million.

Kerrisdale Capital has employed several professionals who work hard to create awareness about hedge fund and the stock market. They also conduct research work in other fields including mining, biotechnology, and telecommunications. The firm then starts activism against indicted companies and taking such cases public. Mr. Adrangi has had a history of such activism campaigns. In the past, he exposed dishonest Chinese companies. In 2014, he laid bare the demerits of the planned Terrestrial Low Power Service project that Globalstar sponsored.

Recently, Sahm poked holes into the mining prospects and market valuation for Northern Dynasty Minerals’ Pebble Deposit. Mr. Adrangi opposes the mining of Pebble deposit. The resource, which comprises of unexplored gold and copper, is Northern Dynasty Minerals’ primary asset. Sahm says that the upfront investment required for the project would exceed its value thus rendering the business nonviable.

Furthermore, Sahm believes that Northern Dynasty Minerals is hiding a report they possess indicating all the negative aspects of the Pebble deposit mining project. The election of Donald Trump as US president has elicited wild reactions in the stock market. Stock prices have risen by up to 326%. This is because people hope that the new administration and the Republican EPA will allow the launch of the project by enacting friendly legislation.

Nonetheless, the project could also encounter fierce political opposition from some elected leader among them the Governor of the state of Alaska, the Speaker, and other local politicians. A setback for Northern Dynasty Minerals is that significant shareholders like Mitsubishi and Teck have sold their shares. Anglo American also exited the project way back in 2013 questioning the economic viability of the project despite participating in the planning of the project.

George Soros- From an Oppressed Child to a Life-saver

In the lists of the most prominent philanthropists in the world, George Soros, the billionaire who is known for also being a genius investor and being an outstanding financial administrator. He is worldly known as the man who broke the bank of England, but is also known for being the founder of the Open Society Foundations, which have saved countless lives.

One thing is for sure: Leaders and citizens of many countries around the world agree that he is a man of significant influence, both in the lives of weak or damaged communities and in the political state of many nations in the globe, including the United States. George Soros came from a family of Jews, and he was born in Budapest, by the time Hitler’s armada was hunting down Jews and starting to cut down their civil rights. It would only take a few years, in George Soros’ childhood, for the little kid to experience the horrors of the advancement of the Nazi army in Hungary.

In the political speeches of George Soros, it is very noticeable that the billionaire has a strong sense of freedom of speech and expression, and that is understandable if you look at his past. He has suffered from the censure and prejudice of Adolf Hitler and Nazism, and the scars of the time still reflect on who he is today, as a person. Thankfully, that means, for many communities in the world, that the horrors of a man’s childhood turned him into one of the most prominent philanthropists in the world.

Many Jewish communities own some of their achievements and peace to George Soros and the Open Society Foundations. They are, together, the biggest moving force in the United States that fights for Jewish communities and freedom of expression.

Apart from those communities, the billionaire and multi-company investor also has a significant foot in politics. In the United States, George Soros is known to other politicians as one of the biggest investors in campaigns in the entire country. He simply invested millions of his personal inventory to support Hillary Clinton and her campaign against Donald Trump. That is also the case when the philanthropist tried to defeat Bush in his latest presidency.

You might wonder what the goal of the magnate and billionaire behind politics is, and this is where many believe that he is trying to control the world with his influence. There are thousands of conspiracy theories, but facts add up: He just fights for freedom of expression and wants all communities to have a voice.

His funding of Clinton’s campaign against Trump was because of Trump’s aggressive stance on some matters, like the “build a wall” campaign, which defied Soros’ definition of freedom of expression. In the end, Soros is one of the biggest philanthropists in the world, and he saved countless lives.

 

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is making waves on the exclusive Inc. 5000 list

Not all bottled water is created equal. In fact, some stand out enough to reach massive success. There’s a new company that’s joining the ranks of others on the Inc. 5000, and even more exclusive Inc. 500 list. Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is one of the fastest growing companies in America, and they are here to stay. They rank 414 and have made tremendous growth in a three year period. From 2014 and 2016 Waiakea grew an astonishing 1,059.3 percent! That is unheard of. Annually Inc Magazine filters through thousands of America’s top businesses and watches their revenue growth for three years. The Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water says it has been a dream for the company to be on the exclusive list since day one. He is looking forward to what Waiakea has to offer and how they can influence the world in a positive manner. Other leading companies on the list are well known Microsoft, Zappos, GoPro, Patagonia, Timberland, and Under Armour. Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water will be honored in California at the 2017 Inc. 5000 Conference. Waiakea is an award-winning water bottle company that aims to help better the environment and be socially conscious.

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water originates from one of the purest sources on earth. This delicious and nutritiously dense water comes from snowmelt and rain which filters through 14,000 feet of volcanic rock on the pristine Mauna Loa Volcano.

Who’s behind this refreshing and socially conscious water brand? None other than Ryan Emmons, a young entrepreneur looking to make a positive impact on the world. It all started when he would vacation with family in Hawaii during the summer and winter months. They had access to some of the best, and most quality drinking water in the world. He though to himself that he could bottle that drinking water for consumers and also make it socially conscious.

That’s why he joined forces with Pump Aid to provide rural and disadvantaged communities in South Africa with clean drinking water. For every liter Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water sells, they donate 650 liters to these communities.

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Daniel Mark Harrison: Cryptocurrency Expert

Daniel Mark Harrison is a World famous author, entrepreneur and a great media professional. He is also the owner and chairman of Daniel Mark Harrison Co. (DMH&CO) for a great success. The company is a family office that has work stations in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Bangkok. He is the owner and the manager of the family office whose mission is to expand the growth of his own family and personal assets.

Daniel Mark Harrison is also the managing director of Blockchain which has a funding firm by the name of Monkey Capital. The company monkey capital is a hedge fund company whose aim is to educate people on what is really happening in the crypto world. He is an expert in mining and training people on how to mine bitcoin. He is a very famous businessman with skills and responsibilities. He has also been involved in several businesses that have enabled him to become a multi-millionaire. He is also a great scholar and a person who has been on the frontline helping the needy children. He is also a very innovative business person who believes in the success of whatever he has started.
Daniel Mark Harrison is also a world-famous author and has published many books. Some of them have been published subsequently. The name of the book is called Butterflies: The strange metamorphosis of facts and fictions in Today’s World. The book is a fictional book but has a lot of ideas that have made thousands of readers across the globe learn so many ideas. Daniel Mark Harrison is a very hardworking person and believes that through his innovation skills, he can make the world change.
Daniel Mark Harrison is also a media expert and has been featured by so many media houses to discuss business news. He has been at CNN, Reuters, and Bloomberg. In journalist, the great Daniel has been featured by World’s leading news sites. Some of them include The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Street.Com and has also been on online magazines not forgetting The Daily Dot and The Portfolio Magazine.

Louis Chenevert’s Success at UTC

Louis Chenevert was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. With a bachelor’s degree from HEC Montreal in production management, he grew to be a very influential businessman.

Chenevert was employed by Pratt & Whitney in 1993. While working at the aircraft engine manufacturer he increased the unit performance of the company greatly. This led to him being appointed the president in the span of just six years. His time there was greatly received.

After working at Pratt & Whitney, Chenevert started working at United Technologies as Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman. UTC does research on and manufactures high energy technology. They play a key role in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry, build jet engines that are 1 of a kind, and produce flight controls, sensors, and various aerospace system tools. Chenevert was willing to invest in technology and the future and that is what made him so successful.

Chenevert increased the share price of UTC from 37 dollars per share to one hundred and seventeen dollars per share. This resulted in UTC being the United States most profitable conglomerate.

Louis Chenevert believed in investing in people as well as technology. One example of this has when he noticed a group of engineers wasn’t as productive as they once were he moved them to Connecticut where their skills could be utilized. This mentality is still being used by the current CEO of UTC.

UTC, under Chenevert, became more environmentally friendly. The company reduced water consumption by 53% and greenhouse gas emissions by 26%. Doing this ensures that the products will sell at a higher price.

Louis Chenevert has been extensively recognized due to his outstanding success professionally. He received an award in 2009 from the National Building Museum. He also received a doctorate honoris causa from HEC Montreal and Aviation Week named him Person of the Year.

In 2014, Chenevert stepped down from the role of CEO of UTC. His legacy remains and the company still benefits from his high standards and principles.

Rick Smith Changes Securus For The Better

Rick Smith, CEO of Securus Technologies, is the reason the telecommunications community is buzzing about incorporating innovative technology into their business plans. He has a strong background in leadership and is well known in the telecom community, where he has worked for his entire career. Mr. Smith started out by attending the Rochester Institute of Technology and he earned an associate’s degree there. He then attended the State University of New York in Buffalo and got his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Mr. Smith also has a Master’s in Engineering from the State University of New York. Additionally, he has an MBA from the Simon School as the University of Rochester. Read more on Crunchbase.com

This strong educational background led to him scoring a position at the Global Crossing North America Inc. right out of school. He worked there for 26 year, during which time he held a series of increasingly impressive positions. At the end of his time at Global Crossing, Mr. Smith was the Vice President of their Financial Management sector. After working at Global Crossing, Mr. Smith took a position with Eschelon Telecom Inc. as their Chief Financial Officer. He worked in that position for two years before being promoted to the Company President, and later to their CEO in 2003. Due to his hard work and dedicated leadership style, Mr. Smith was able to gain the company $320 million in revenue. He stayed there until 2007 when he landed a job with Securus Technologies. He first was hired as the President, but then was promoted to CEO within just one year of being employed there.

Rick Smith Securus has used his interest in technology to his advantage. He believes that technology is the basis for the future and is very interested in keeping track of advances in the technology world. This interest in technological progressivism is what led him to implement video chat into their services for inmates. This idea is revolutionary in the telecommunications industry and it is creating a huge buzz for all the people in that community. Video chat allows inmates to see and speak to their families without having to rely on visitation hours. It is also easier for families who have to drive several hours to get to the prison. This introduction of video chat has also saved the prison money and improved their safety. Most importantly, is has improved the mood of the inmates and is helpful for them to remain positive. Mr. Smith is always looking for new ways to improve the company, and his next plans is to add biometric technology into their services. This will help in identifying the inmates and it was also make it easier for the prisons to manage them. Read more on PRNewsWire.com.

Whitney Wolfe Saves Women The Dating Hustle

Whitney Wolfe founded Bumble, which is a famous woman- powered dating app. This was birthed because her life was so busy to afford time for dating.

With time, Whitney Wolfe realized that people were not using the app to find dates but also to make friends, and this prompted her to start Bumble BFF. Bumble BFF is a model that is found within the Bumble dating app.

How Bumble BFF Works
i. Download the Bumble app
ii. Sign up via Facebook so that it can pull all your basic information and photos.
iii. Create your basic Bumble profile; use short catching phrases for it offers no room for lengthy explanations
iv. Switch to Bumble BFF mode
v. Select the breath of the area you want to find matches; immediately, the App provides you with the results for the people you can connect with in your area.
vi. Swipe right to keep the matches you like
vii. If you do not think its s strong connection, swipe left to remove it from your friendships
viii. When in BFF Mode, there are likely to be unexpected romantic relations, but the dating algorithms are disabled.
ix. The app gives you a match whenever you like someone who also likes you.

Advantages
The app empowers women, as they do not have to talk to people that they do not like. Besides, only the woman can initiate the chat. Furthermore, it allows the person o talk to the party if they are interesting and ignore them when they bore. Bumble also gives people a broad platform to choose from as it has over 11. 5 million users. The app also provides you with privacy so that nobody on your Facebook page notices you signed up for Bumble.

About Whitney Wolfe
Whitney Wolfe is an entrepreneur who is based in America. Since her teenage years, she has been involved in businesses of many kinds. However, dating sites are her heartbeat as she founded Bumble BFF and co- founded Tinder, and these were the first dating sites ever. Whitney also values technology and was named as one of the most influential women under 30 in tech in 2014. Two years later, Wolfe was named one of Elle’s women in tech. Earlier this year; she was also named one of Forbes’ 2017 30 under 30.

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