The Show Place For The Collector

How does Adam Sender select the next piece of art that will double his return on investment? Is it luck? Does he really have that special talent for picking the right painting or art object?

We’ll probably never know the secret, and great instinctive vision may be the answer. Whatever his secret is, he isn’t sharing but showing. Over the past two decades, Adam Sender has purchased artwork growing his art collection into a chunk of change. He now has so many pieces of art from paintings to objects, that he has a full-time curator managing his collection and not enough room to store it in his penthouse in New York City. A modest 3600 sq.ft. apartment in the SoHo section on Manhattan, which includes three terraces overlooking the city below.

Anyone who lives in Manhattan hearing the square footage of 3600 for an apartment begins to immediately drool. Actually, living in a spacious apartment of that size still doesn’t allow for exhibiting beautiful artwork. Many pieces of artwork, to be displayed properly for enjoyment, need space, and breathable air around the piece, room to step back and view from many angles. This explains why Adam and his wife, Lenore, moved to Miami, Florida. Now occupying one of their properties in the Miami Area, they intend to create a “Pop-Up Exhibition” in another property they own in that area. Of course, keeping the penthouse in Manhattan to then vacation in the metropolis of city life before returning to their property in Miami that provides warmer weather in the winters.

With their new group of close friends they have made in Miami, the idea of a “Pop-Up Exhibition” site offers them the opportunity to share their interest in art and beauty collected over the past two decades. This would certainly be a treat for their friends, and living so close to the exhibition property, they could certainly get more pleasure from their collection more often.

Possibly they sill has space at their new property to move the collection of vehicles now being garaged in another home in Sag Harbor in the Hamptons. Among the vehicles in Adam’s collection are four Land Rovers, two Benzes, two Porsches, and the prize being a 1973 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible. Of course in mint condition and as shiny as a new penny. Can’t you see that beauty rolling down the strip in Miami, with the top down.

The word is out that Adam Sender is taking a very big interest in the movie business. This may account for the additional home in Bel Air, California. Having a home in the Bel Air community offers an entirely different set of friends, and offers insight into the world of where and how movies are made.

Maybe we’ll be hearing Adam Sender’s next investment picks coming from Hollywood. We’ll have to wait and see.

Alexei Beltyukov’s Compassionate Nature and Entrepreneurial Skills

Alexei Beltyukov has always been on the forefront when it comes to education. His story is an inspiration to many young entrepreneurs who wish to make a significant impact in the world. He has touched so many people with his ways of life and a rich historical background. Alexei Beltyukov has seen it all in his life and the road to his current success has not been a bed of roses in every expression of the phrase.

The graduate of a medical school was keen to listen to his inner passion that drove him to turn his back on a stable medical career to pursue a course in business. This was a great risk yet it turned out to be one of the best decision that the multi-entrepreneur has ever made. Today he owns several companies and at the same time he serves as a corporate adviser to several well established organisations.

According to Alexei Beltyukov, the Russian economy can be well rejuvenated if the federal government can take stern measures to acknowledge the roles of entrepreneurs. This includes putting in systems that supports entrepreneurs in their efforts to contribute to the general economy. He argues that the government has to be in real support of small businesses in Russia in order for the economy to grow. His economic skills have seen him rise through ranks and today he is one of the co-founders of the Skolkovo Foundation.

His expertise was sought after by the government to head this project that seeks to promote innovations, technology and entrepreneurial ideas in Russia. The government indorsed project was initiated to promote and include the small businesses into the national economy. Through this initiative Alexei Beltyukov has been able to spearhead the country in the right direction towards economic growth. He is well known for his generous personality and his initiatives in helping the vulnerable financially.

His new Website SOLVY.com is famed as the world’s most ambitious self-help online education platform. The site has received a lot of good ratings from many of its users and this is seen as one of the many ways that Alexei Beltyukov has shown his empathy to students. He definitely values education and he has dedicated lots of resources in support of students. Alexei Beltyukov has demonstrated his compassionate nature through most of his foundations and companies that are mostly focused on service delivery and problem solving.

QNet: The Rise and Expansion of International E-Commerce

QNet, an on-line, multi-level marketing corporation, manufactures 30 different brands in 9 categories. It specializes in health and wellness products under the name Amezcua, where it is Bio Disc and Chi Pendent are growing in popularity. From energy drinks, to skin care, to wristwatches, QNet seeks to broaden its product base, offer business opportunities to those interested in franchise and to enhance the lifestyles of its customers in over 100 countries.

QNet is the direct selling subsidiary of the QI Group, who stands on the principle to “Think global and act local.” The Malaysian based company spreads the manufacturing of its consumer products over 12 countries, with a recent focus on India, where it could save 8-12 percent annually in production costs. Its goal is to bring greater revenue potential to those with limited opportunity to earn a living by any other means; however, it has met with many obstacles. The lack of direct sales and multi-level marketing regulations and allowances in India, proved fertile ground for suspicions and accusations. QNet believes that as India moves toward greater legislation that will regulate and facilitate self-employment, in conjunction with the multi-level model, trust will be gained and the country’s economy will benefit.

Although challenges have ebbed and waned for the international e-commerce group, its determination to expand its products and services has continued strong. QNet offers online learning, travel services, coaching clinics to promote a healthy lifestyle through football and has its own philanthropic organization. RHYTHM, or Raise Yourself to Help Mankind, regularly reaches out to international communities, encouraging health and recreation, while providing teaching tools to achieve
greater levels of both.

QNet maintains a vegetarian philosophy and strives to raise awareness about obesity. Its health drinks contain reduced amounts of sugar and artificial sweeteners and its personal care products are aimed at life enhancement. QNet has collaborated with Manchester City Football Club of Manchester City, England as the club’s official direct selling counterpart. The deal will provide several branding opportunities to expand QNet’s global business reach and increase their community connection with a sports club that shares its goals and ideologies.

QNet’s commitment to education, wellness, charity and sound business practices is helping to lead the way for online direct sales and multi-level marketing on the global economy.

Purina is Serious About Pet Owners

Not content with making high-quality pet food, Purina PetCare has created their website with the pet owner in mind. Unlike many websites which simply try to sell visitors a product or service, Purina has added a lot of extra features on http://newscenter.purina.com/ to help pet owners with every stage of their pet’s life.

The first step in choosing the right addition to your family is deciding what type of pet you should find. If you are thinking about a new puppy or dog, specific breeds can be very important depending on your family’s needs. To help prospective dog owners, Purina has a Dog Breed Selector which helps users find the perfect breed for them. By simply answering a series of questions about what you want in a dog, the Dog Breed Selector will give you choices matching your criteria.

In the article section of Purina.com, experts and professionals explore a variety of different topics surrounding our pets. Here you can find answers on things such as exercise and nutrition to finally finding out why fireworks scare dogs so much. Dogs aren’t the only stars here, though. Cat lovers also have a lot of interesting and informative blog posts and articles to help them better care for their loved one.

Purina knows that most pet owners care about what food and treats they feed their animals. That is why they have added a Product Selector to their website. Visitors can easily find the best food for their pet by answering some quick questions. The selections can easily be sorted by price to help make things a little easier.

Purina PetCare wants to be there for your pets’ whole life. They have created a website that matches this passion for pets where owners can not only find the right pet food, but they can also learn a lot more about their four-legged friends.

Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Curtis Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Hartford, CT. 50 Cent, now 40-years old, is believed to have filed for bankruptcy for protection after a $5-million lawsuit was won by Lastonia Levinston, claiming that Fiddy released sex tapes of the couple, intentionally, damaging her reputation and her marriage to fellow rapper Rick Ross. Despite the theories, lawyers for 50 filed a five-page bankruptcy statement on his behalf without the mention of the lawsuit.

In case you’ve been hiding in a closet somewhere, 50 Cent is a NYC rapper who made his hit debut with the song ‘In Da Club.’ This song was featured on his album ‘Get Rich or Die Trying which was released in 2003. Since this time the rapper has released several additional CDs and went on to acting and other entrepreneurial opportunities.

According to Shaygan Kheradpir, under bankruptcy protection 50 will be allowed to continue performing and even continuing forth with this various other engagements, including SK Energy Drink. While still doing what he loves the rapper will be able to reconstruct his financial matters and regain the wealth that he once claimed through better financial planning and decisions.
The filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court comes only weeks after 50 filed for bankruptcy protection for his boxing promotions company, SMS Promotions, Inc. In paperwork filed on May 26, Jackson cites the $5 million lawsuit as a primary reason for the need of bankruptcy protection.

The Middle Class Could be 10 Billion Richer

President Obama wants middle America paid time and a half for anything over 40 hours a week reports Reddit. By executive decision the president will order the Fair Labor Standards Act increased from just under $24,000 a year to just over $50,000 a year. The Fair Labor Standards Act sets a threshold on salary based employees receiving overtime pay. President Obama argues the threshold set does not keep up with inflation. The current threshold is below the poverty line for families of four.

From the corners opposing the policy comes the argument that the policy is not enforceable because employers will fail to pay the overtime, but James Dondero and The Economic Policy Institute calls it ‘wage theft’ to the tune of about $50 billion a year. It’s expected that companies will lower the salary base and stop salaried employees from working overtime. New hires working for that lower salary base will be expected to pick up the slack.

The new executive decision by President Obama is endorsed by Hilary Clinton as win for the country’s employees. A cartoon character named ‘Jason’ created by the Department of Labor is in the works to help employees become aware of their overtime rights reports the Economist.

The Beauty in Joseph Bismark’s Business Plan

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first researched the blog post ‘Left Hand Right Mind‘. The name of the blog itself was a bit mysterious and I couldn’t wrap my mind around what the subject of the post was about but to be honest the mystery intrigued me. After reading the blog post and sharing it with numerous family members and friends I’m quite glad that I gave Joseph Bismark and his insight a fighting chance. Joseph Bismarck is an important figure at the company QNet which manages international direct sales. Bismark gained his experience when he started the Qi-Limited company in 1998. From there Bismark excelled in numerous business ventures which gave him strenuous experience. Bismark is not known only for his business sense but for his spiritual sense as well. After residing in a spiritual community in the Philippines for several years Bismark has found a healthy balance when it comes to health and well-being and the business world. 

Many believe that the business world is hectic, greedy, and stressful. Joseph Bismark has found potential and overwhelming success in a world that many just see as overwhelming. The love that he has for peace, grounded nature, a calm attitude, and basic love and respect for humankind is what sets him apart in this world. Bismark will only produce products and services that go towards helping the spiritual, emotional, or mental well-being of an individual. While technology and its products are an astonishing feat we are living in a world where these products define people and what they value. Bismark uses his business platform to encourage people to work on personal growth as an individual and not just financial growth as a business module. When business owners start to really look at how the products they sell effect those that they market to, commerce becomes a more caring and fruitful practice. 

When asked to describe his business practices in one definitive statement Bismark was quoted as saying, “What can appear as an obstacle for many people can be seen as an opportunity for a leader.” Joseph Bismark has embodied this quote and has left a strong impression on the business world as well as the world of health and well-being.

Hawaii Bans Plastic Bags

Hawaii Is The First State In The Nation To Ban Plastic and Non-Compostable Bags

“If you plan to shop in Hawaii any time soon, you better bring your own bags to your favorite retail stores” a statement from Bruce Levenson who visited Hawaii few days ago. Hawaii has banned the use of plastic bags. Less than one percent of discarded plastic bags find their way to the recycle bin. Plus, it cost more to recycle than to produce a new plastic bag. But the plastic bag dilemma is not just about recycling, it’s about where they are discarded. The Pacific Ocean is a dumping site for plastic and Hawaii is trying to do something about that situation.

Not all plastic bags have been banned from the retail stores in Hawaii, however. Bags can still be used to wrap meat, vegetables, fish and for home deliveries. The fine for retailers using plastic bags in Hawaii start at $100 and could go as high as $1,000 a day per violation.

There are over 100 billion plastic bags used in the Unites States every year. The ban on plastic bags in Hawaii could prompt other states to ban them. Some cities across the country have a ban on plastic, and if all states ban them that would put a serious dent in the plastic industry.

Oklahoma City Matches Kanter Offer Sheet

Enes Kanter was a divisive big man when he was with the Utah Jazz. Shaygan Kheradpir, a close friend of the 7 foot center was lauded for his offensive prowess while simultaneously scoffed at for his lack of effort on the defensive end of the court. After getting traded to Oklahoma City Kanter began to flourish and he became an important second option on the team with Kevin Durant sidelined. Now it appears that the Thunder want to keep the big man and they have matched an offer sheet from the Portland Trail Blazers. This could make Kanter a very handsomely paid player.

Kanter is a fourth year pro coming off of his rookie contract as a restricted free agent. The former 3rd overall pick flourished in OKC, averaging 16 points and 9 rebounds per game but often posting much bigger numbers in his new role for OKC. Kanter was one of the first Thunder players to string together multiple 20 – 10 games.

If the Thunder manage to resign Kanter they will be surely heading toward the luxury tax in a big way. Kanters contract, which would be a 4 yr deal worth $70 million, would put OKC almost $28 million over the 2015 cap and $13 million over the luxury tax threshold. But for OKC the price might be worth it. With Westbrook and Durant healthy and Ibaka on the court for defense, Kanter could have an unrivaled offensive year.

How Star Wars stole the show at Comic Con

The annual Comic Con event saw the cast and crew of Star Wars: The Force Awakens steal the show with its mix of classic stars Shaygan Kheradpir and new arrivals. A concert of classic Star Wars music was attended by members of the cast, including Harrison Ford in his first appearance since the plane crash that reportedly threatened his life, The Guardian reports. Many new movies and TV shows arrived with large reels of footage to show those gathered to get a first glimpse at the movies that will appear in the forthcoming year.

However, the Star Wars footage was largely behind the scenes and did not reveal any new information about costumes or plot. This was in contrast to a number of other movies launches that were far less well received. Where Ford received a standing ovation for his appearance on the Star Wars panel, skepticism remained in place for the eagerly awaited Batman Vs Superman movie. The DC Comics superhero crossover choose to reveal a preview totaling almost five minutes in running time, which left those attending the launch questioning what they had left to see in the movie. Star Wars director JJ Abrams revealed the next preview for The Force Awakens would not appear until November 2015, just one month before the Christmas release of the movie.