Lime Crime began in 2008 and was Doe Deere’s idea of a fun, unique internet handle. Doe wasn’t trying to do anything as revolutionary as what Lime Crime would eventually become–a very profitable business so remarkable it got Doe Deere published on the cover of Self-Made Magazine as one of the Top Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs. According to Doe, the whole incident had more to do with simply following her tastes in makeup and sharing them with the world.
In a recent Galoremag.com interview, Doe revealed that she had always been very much interested in color, and its application. From the time she was a little girl, playing with friends and applying makeup to enhance their playtime experiences, Doe has always enjoyed pushing the envelope and seeing what kind of fun things can be discovered. She admits, in the interview, that until her twenties her skills at makeup weren’t what would be conventionally described as “good”. It’s interesting to note the time involved in truly becoming skillful at something. In the interview, Doe states that her initial introduction to colors happened at the age of nine. It took until her later twenties until that introduction yielded anything especially worthwhile. Nearly twenty years passed from her introduction to something she loved, to her profitable utilization of this developed skill in the business world.
It appears that with Lime Crime, an instance of cultural resonance has helped spread Deere’s popular product. As Doe began publishing her discoveries on Instagram, a following naturally accumulated. Deere calls this Lime Crime following unicorns because they are all fans of that particular rare, beautiful exuberance her brand exudes.
Though Doe admits she’d have named the makeup line something more professionally marketable if she’d known how quickly Lime Crime would become a brand-recognizable name, she thinks it a blessing in disguise that emphasizes her unique creation.
What this seems to indicate is that following that unique, special something intrinsic to all individuals can ultimately yield real success. Perhaps that’s Doe’s biggest “secret”.
Kyle Bass doesn’t think that China is going to experience a Lehman Brothers’ moment, but in an April FOX interview he did express his supposition that there would be a forty to fifty percent chance of American economic loss as a result of Chinese credit implosion. China has been building a credit bubble for the last ten years, and eventually it will no longer be sustainable. That much is true.
Bass believes ultimately that this must happen in the next two to three years, but that it may happen by the end of 2016. At least, he’s been making noises to that effect since the fourth quarter of 2015. The question becomes: is Bass saying what he is altruistically, or because he’s got a billion tied up investment-wise and is looking to influence the market?
If investors heed Bass’ admonitions about China and curtail their investiture, is it not possible that this could lead to a faster implosion of the Chinese credit bubble? According to another Kyle Bass interview, the ultimate loss America may experience economically could be as high as 20%. When Bass makes a speculation that is 5% less accurate than a binary prediction (that is: the toss of a coin; forty to fifty percent averages at forty-five percent, which is less than a coin toss, or less than binary), how can he not be exercising manipulative technique?
Any chance less than binary isn’t worth remarking on. With the two-to-three year implosion spread he has admittedly observed, it seems Bass is trying to scare investors away by introducing doubt earlier.
Bass is known for Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, CAD, Hayman Capital Management, and making millions from America’s 2008 sub-prime lending crisis by short-selling against sub-prime loans. De Kirchner is a socialist, CAD manipulates the sick to manipulate the stock market, allowing Bass short-sell autonomy at the loss of R&D curtailed for profit reasons, Hayman Capital Management regularly under-performs, and Kyle Bass had a hand in helping facilitate the 2008 meltdown by leaking trading information to the mainstream media.
Bear-Stearns was bought out by J.P. Morgan-Chase as a result of the information Kyle Bass gave. Is Kyle Bass exercising some similar scheme to protect his current investment?
President Dilma Rousseff, the Leftist political leader, went from the darling of the political arena in Brazil to the villain that took from Peter to pay Paul when the country’s economy started to tank. Rousseff is Brazil’s first female president, and a loyal friend of Lulu, her predecessor. Lulu has been accused of having some shady political maneuvers in his bag of tricks as well. The Rousseff impeachment is the trial of the century in Brazil, and the smart money thinks Dilma is heading out the door. Her approval rating is in the teens.
The people are sick of her, and her left-wing policies. But as the people watched her say “I did not commit the crimes that I am unjustly accused of,” Duda Melzer is watching his ratings increase because of the extensive coverage the RBS Group is offering the people of Brazil. All of the RBS Group’s TV, and radio stations, as well as all the newspapers and magazines, are focused on the trial.
Duda Melzer knows a good story when he sees one. The Harvard-educated, Melzer has news spewing out of his mouth 24/7. He eats and breathes the media business, and the recent success of the RBS Group is due to his tenacity and knowledge. Melzer was born to be the CEO of the RBS Group. His grandfather started the company in Porto Alegre in the 1950s.
Duda bought a record company, a digital programming company, and more TV and radio stations. He changed the format in several of the TV and radio stations so they were more in sync with what the people wanted. Melzer is responsible for the success of the Olympic coverage, the Zika virus coverage, and the coverage of the Dilma Rousseff impeachment trial.
VTA Publications, a leading developer of non-fiction educational manuscripts, has recently been praised by major media outlets for becoming a best-selling publisher. The company has recently released several volumes of literature with a focus on educating the masses about wealth building strategies in the modern age. VTA Publications has a long history for developing educational material that benefits consumers of financial literature. The leaders of the company expressed their elation at being named as one of the best-selling publishing companies in the United States and stated that they look forward continuing to dispense financial knowledge via the VTA Publications platform.
VTA Publications has launched a large number successful books and courses over the last several years. This lists includes a recent publication written by the company’s chief executive officer, Jim Hunt. Jim Hunt’s new book is describes what the businessman calls a wealth wave, and teaches interested parties how to capitalize on a failing stock market. The launch of the book has been one of the most successful launches that VTA Publications has ever experienced. The book has sold quite well in the United States, and the company is now gearing up for a book launch in Canada. Leaders at VTA Publications recently expressed their excitement for the Canadian book tour and have stated that the company looks forward to positive reviews during the launch.
During an interview with a leading business and finance magazine, an executive at VTA Publications mentioned that the company is planning at least one other major launch during the current year. With the success of Jim Hunt’s newest work, another major launch could cause VTA Publications to have a very productive year. By launching a major book campaign in the later part of this year, the company will almost certainly be able to capitalize on the major success of their previous book launching campaign. Because of the success the company has already amassed, they should be able to finish the year extremely well. MoreMoneyReview has more information on Jim Hunt, and what VTA has done up until now.
A few years ago Securus released its Video Visitation App which is designed to keep inmates and their families in touch. This app allows family members to contact their incarcerated loved ones without having to take trips to the jail during scheduled visits. The visits are conducted through a video platform where inmates and their family members can speak face to face.
This process is the next best thing to being with a person. It really does help inmates and their children to keep in touch. A child who has an incarcerated mom or dad can see them for special events or contact their parents at scheduled visitation times.
Some people seem to be natural-born salesmen. Retail merchandising, marketing and sales executive Kenneth Goodgame is one of them. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in marketing, Goodgame has gone on to make an astounding amount of money and a big difference in the staff for some of America’s best known companies. He has worked for Home Depot, Rubbermaid, Ace Hardware, True Value and others. At each stop along the way Goodgame has had a significant impact on the company’s bottom line with his management and marketing skills.
If Kenneth Goodgame had been given one percent of the money he generated for the companies with which he worked he’d be a multi-millionaire. He generated over $500 million in sales as director of proprietary brands and senior global product merchant at Home Depot. At Newell Rubbermaid Goodgame negotiated the largest-ever licensing deal, helped their Bernzomatic division achieve a 94% growth and signed Wal-Mart to a $30M annual contract. While General Merchandising Manager at Ace Hardware Goodgame helped grow the Craftsman program sales by $170 million, improved wholesale sales by almost $50 million and helped generate $150 million by increasing new store opening by 300%.
During the time Ken Goodgame was True Value Hardware Corporation’s Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer he had a significant impact on the company. He helped create a comprehensive 5-year corporate strategic growth plan, implemented an effective global marketing plan and initiated a vender supported advertising program which raised $20 million in two years. Plus he re-energized a flagging buying team and increased savings by almost 10% and rebuilt entire merchandising team by hiring a group of vibrant, talented new employees.
What has always set Kenneth Goodgame apart is his vision and his ability to inspire and motivate others. He has radically reformed and improved the functioning and profitability wherever he has gone. Plus his ability to devise ways to help companies save money while increasing their marketing reach is impressive.
Ever since the very beginning, Talk Fusion has always dedicated themselves to helping others. Talk Fusion is a company that is all about helping people realize their dreams, build a better future, and giving back to communities. However, nobody is more dedicated to helping others and giving back than Talk Fusion’s Founder and CEO Bob Reina.
Bob always strives to do as much as he can to help others. He even instilled this mission into the company’s DNA as he feels like that is what drives them to be more motivated and to make a positive difference in the world. Bob has even taken it one step further by offering a program to Talk Fusion Associates where they are able to donate one free charity account to the charity of their choice. That charity will then have full access to Talk Fusion’s products where they can spread their mission and their cause to more people around the world than ever before.
Talk Fusion is the world’s first all-in-one video marketing solution. With products such as Video Chat, Video Email, Video Newsletters, and Live Meetings, you are sure to get your charity or non-profit noticed in a good way. With the number of success stories, it is no wonder why more and more people are turning towards working with Talk Fusion. With these video products, you can upload your video and send it off to anyone you like. These videos can showcase upcoming charity events you are having such as a fundraiser or animal adoption event. Whatever you choose to do, your business will blossom as you will be able to reach more people than ever before.
Eric wears many hats. He is an accomplished entrepreneur, public speaker, author, technologist, philanthropist and columnist. Eric is affiliated with more than 15 corporations. Over the years, he has played a fundamental role of raising capital for the corporations that he has founded or co-founded.
Eric Pulier has invested in charitable organizations and venture capital funds. Some of these organizations include Monitor Ventures, eCompanies and Trident Capital. He has also made significant contributions to various seed level startups in both technology and media industries. Eric has worked with the government on numerous occasions. Notably, he was chosen to design the “Bridge to the 21st Century” for Al Gore and Bill Clinton. The program sought to commemorate the 2nd inauguration of Bill Clinton. People of all walks ranging from the Congress to the U.S. Supreme Court attended the multi-day event. In attendance were Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Almost all the news stations in U.S. featured Eric describing the event.
Eric was the brains behind the live feed from Space Shuttle. He enhanced real-time interactions with the astronauts. Beyond the designing the commemoration program, Eric continued to work with Al Gore on technological and heath care concerns. When Morley Winograd served as the Center for Telecommunications Management’s chairman, he asked Eric to serve on the board. For four years, Eric sat on the board of CTM and helped in building the community at the USC Marshall School.
Eric has been actively engaged in philanthropic activities. In the past, Eric has used technology to provide solutions to various intractable problems experienced by physically impaired children and poor households. Eric is credited for creating the initial multimedia educational programs. These programs were designed to help individuals having Multiple Sclerosis know more about the diseases. Through his innovation, he pioneered the use of home computers for intricate multimedia educational purposes. Eric was honored at the U.S. Doctors for Africa benefit event that was held in New York City.
As an author, Eric has published different articles. One of his articles, Understanding Enterprise SOA, which he published with Hugh Taylor, discusses ways of making SOA work. His other publication, The Enterprise Industrial Complex, talks about the intricacies of cloud computing.
Before deciding to merge his highly successful private recruitment firm Info Technologies with DIVERSANT, Chairman John Goullet had over a decade of experience providing crucial manpower to the ever-evolving marketplace of IT staffing. Starting out in the trenches as an IT consultant himself after graduating from Ursinus College, John quickly learned to apply his skills to ensuring that the rapidly developing world of information technology had enough skilled participants to ensure the success his client organizations required.
From 1994 to to 2010, John built an award winning brand with Info Technologies, being cited twice by Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500 as one of the nations fastest-growing private companies with earnings of $30 M in just five short years. With John at the helm, Info Technologies focused on matching personality and work style among Fortune 500 companies and skilled professionals, a formula and vision John brought with him as one of the founding Principals of DIVERSANT.
Since joining the firm in 2010 as Principal Executive and Chairman, John’s ability to spot market trends, corporate necessity and his passion for carving out a role in the IT world for every qualified participant who makes up DIVERSANTs skilled roster of applicants, John helps lead one of the industries most diverse organizations with a commitment to both its clients and consultants.
The last eight years have been very good years for Jim Dondero and his investment team at Highland Capital Management. James Dondero has been able to manage assets all over the world. Highland Capital Management has more than $19 billion in assets under management, and that figure will increase at the end of 2016, according to Dondero. Dondero has been able to attract investors from around the globe even though his investment firm is based in Dallas. Investors like to be where the action is, and that is in New York. Dondero has an office in Dallas as well as offices in News York, Sao Paulo, Seoul, and Singapore. Dondero is never far from the investment action. His recent purchase of Argentina debt bonds proves that. Dondero invested in Argentina in 2014, so he is no stranger to that South American country.
When he named the former president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation as the director of the Dallas Foundation, Highland Capital Management’s investment fund, he was in the news again. Dondero and Highland Capital are known for giving millions to local Dallas organizations. Now that Owen is involved, Dondero thinks Dallas Foundation’s charitable contributions will make a bigger impact on the community. Owen plans to expand Dallas Foundation contributions. Some of the current recipients of Highland Capital charitable contributions are the Dallas Zoo, Uplift Education, Snowball Express, the American Heart Association and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
Linda Owen has been involved in the non-profit sector in Dallas for years. Before she was president and CEO of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, she was in charge of the development of the Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. Owen brings experience and a stellar reputation to the Dallas Foundation, and Dondero is thrilled that she is a part of the giving arm of Highland Capital Management.