Spreading The Wealth Of A Conscientious Purpose

The 2016 World’s Best Awards Survey of Travel and Leisure Magazine, a brand of Time Inc., declared the Nihiwatu “the best hotel the world over.” The five star Sumba Island beachfront resort is the unique creation of serial entrepreneur Christopher Burch and hotelier James McBride. The Nihiwatu resort encompasses just over 1400 acres (567 hectares) of land on the west coast of Sumba. It is an environment steeply rich in the authentic culture of the indigenous population, with a wide expanse of untouched eco-environments. Guests of Nihiwatu enjoy a 250-acre private beach (Nihi Oka), a variety of private luxurious terrace villas, waterfalls, trails and water and land-based activities of all kinds. Travelers describe the Nihiwatu as a perfect blend of the natural beauty of the island with the comforts of high-end amenities.  Check this bjtonline.com

The Nihiwatu as the largest employer on the island has a unique humanitarian aspect through its Sumba Foundation. More of this on businessinsider.com.  According to Sumba’s website, the foundation supports projects that improve the lives of the indigenous people of Sumba such as providing clean water, much needed medical care, and fully equipped educational facilities. Its projects are funded and/or supported by a variety of means in addition to a portion of the profits generated by Nihiwatu. Medical facilities staffed by the foundation receive supplemental support via in-kind donations of doctors and specialists who visit the resort. Additional article to read here.

Billionaire entrepreneur and investor Christopher Burch is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Burch Creative Capital. Burch Capital operates in a variety of modes of investment for start-ups and established businesses that have a “direct, positive, and enduring impact” on the lives of consumers and entrepreneurs alike.  For more of this, visit burchcreativecapital.com.  For over forty years He has used his expertise and knowledge to develop and brand a variety of companies across a diverse array of market industries. He has authored several articles discussing a wide range of topics disseminating wisdom gained as an entrepreneur and investor to guide and encourage those following in his footsteps.

Christopher Burch developed a wanderlust for entrepreneurial ventures as an undergrad at Ithaca College. He and his brother turned a $2,000 initial investment to launch Eagle Eye Apparel into a business worth $165 million before it was sold. That first achievement was a catalyst to the honing of his innate business talents leading to the multiple of successes attributed to such today.

Additional article on http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/christopherburchpr-897

Cleansing Conditioners

Many people are turning to cleansing conditioners. Why, you ask? Because many people are discovering that there are harsh sulfate chemicals inside of most shampoo products. The more common sulfate is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) which is used to help lift the grease out of the hair. Another problem is that with color treated hair, harsh sulfates can make your hair color fade quicker, and then more money is spent in the salon getting color re-done. Some are turning to a very basic form of “no-poo shampooing” of baking soda or apple cider vinegar. Others have taken a different approach by creating “Cleansing Conditioners“.

Chaz Dean is one of those creators with his product Wen.Wen is created with 5 simple ingredients: Glycerin, Chamomile Extract, Wild Cherry Bark, Rosemary Extract and Panthenol. Washing your hair with these natural ingredients, the hair is cleansed without using sulfates that tend to strip the hair of natural oils.

This way, the hair is cleansed, stays moisturized, is more manageable and color lasts longer.Other companies are catching on to the trend and are creating their own lines of cleansing conditioners as well, such as L’oreal Paris, Pantene Pro-V and TRESemme. Try it out for yourself and see what cleansing conditioners can do for your hair.

Thor Havlorssen and the Human Rights Foundation

They say that all it takes for a person to become different is one traumatizing event in their life. Well, for Thor Havlorssen, a few events came together and shaped his path towards becoming the activist that he is for human rights. Thor is Venezuelan and Norwegian, he claims that he is a child of two nations but he loves the entire humanity. His father is the one that was of Norwegian descent while his mother was from Venezuela.

When he was a young boy, Mr Thor watched his father protesting about the plunder that was taking place at the Mendela Castle. He was arrested by the government and mistreated grossly. Then, even before the emotional wounds left by this event had healed, his mother was shot while taking part in peaceful demonstrations against the government of the place. What irked him most about the case was the fact that his mother and fellow protestors had not been breaking the law in any way, yet when the known shooters were arrested and charged in a court of law, they were sentenced to serve three years, of which they only did six months.

These are the events that made him realize that a lot was going wrong in the realm of social justice. He started his activism when he was young. He established his NGO, the Human Rights Foundation to deal with some of the serious cases of human rights violations. The annual event that is held by hi group is so massive that people call it the Davos Conference of human rights. He has gotten in trouble many times with the law and other groups for his efforts. For instance, there was a time he narrowly escaped arrest from Vietnam. He had gone to the cells to talk to victims of human rights violations. The situation was so bad that his camera man had to hide the footage of the entire ordeal in his person. Click here to know more.

Thor says that he is not a person that respects race or imagine that some are better than others. He claims that as long as a person is fighting the same course as he, he respects them.

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Toronto Surgeon Cameron Clokie Ponders Transgenic Bone Treatment

Could adding a human gene to goat embryos lead to a bone replacement therapy for human reconstructive surgeries? Dr. Cameron Clokie, CEO of Induce Biologics Inc., thinks some day it will.

Dr. Clokie, who served as a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Toronto until he retired from academics in 2017, is one of Canada’s leading experts in regenerative medicine. This discipline looks into the possibility of replacing muscle and skeletal tissue in the human body after it has been lost to accidents, surgeries, congenital conditions, etc.

Currently, musculoskeletal reconstruction ususally involves replacing small amounts of missing tissue in one part of the body with tissue removed from another part of the same person. In some cases on Bloomberg.com, tissue can be used from the donations of cadavers, but this process is difficult.

In the 1950s, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Marshall Urist, working at UCLA, discovered bone morphogenetic protein (BMP). BMP, along with other proteins found in human bone, forms the matrix that human bones grow from within. Dr. Urist passed away in 2001, but before he did, Dr. Clokie worked with him for four years.

Dr. Cameron Clokie, who holds or has pending 25 U.S. and international patents, has studied how BMP can be used to help the human body replace its own lost bone. He pioneered a technique in which BMP is added to a gel with a putty-like consistency that’s a liquid at cold temperatures and a solid in warm temperatures. This matrix is then used with the patient’s own bone cells to grow a piece of replacement bone that the body can’t reject.

The difficulty is in obtaining enough BMP to get the technique to work. Because it is found in the body in such small amounts, and cadaver sources have not yet been federally approved for this use, Dr. Clokie and his associates have to find a more sustainable, safe, and legal source.

Here’s where transgenic techniques come in. Dr. Cameron Clokie is studying the possibility of generating BMP by inserting the human gene responsible for producing it into goat embryos. Goat embryos have previously been used to create goats whose milk produces spider silk, which is then used in medical and industrial purposes. Dr. Clokie thinks goat milk could some day give doctors enough BMP to replace bones for musculoskeletal reconstructive surgeries.

Read more: Dr. Cameron Clokie – Hospital Information and Nearby Florists

Objections and Views from an Investment Specialist

Tim Armour supports Mr. Buffett’s​ commitment to low-cost investment and his approach to bottom-up investing. However, there are just a few things that he just doesn’t agree with when it comes to Mr. Buffett’s views.

Active Vs. Passive

The debate between active and passive investments can start a good argument. However, this argument does not serve the investors, but in part explains more about high management fees, excessive trading and poor long term returns.

Tim Armour goes on to state that passive index investments can sometimes be underestimated or unknown which holds them at a volatile risk. Index Investments are not about active or passive investments but more about delivering good long-term investments and keeping the returns at a low cost. It is important to challenge the notion that passive index returns are safe for investors. Index funds has a place in the investment market but they do not provide any cushion against when the market goes down.

Although there have been trillions of dollars that have went into passive investments, only a small percentage of the investors were surveyed, exposing losses during market downturns. Click here to know more.

Tim Armour

Tim is currently the chairman of Capital Group Companies and also an equity portfolio manager. He has over 32 years of experience in equity investments and global telecommunications. He started out as a participant in the Associates Program for Capital and has worked his way up.

He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Tim works alongside Robert Lovelace and

Philip de Toledo at Capital. Both are very talented in the field of investment banking and combined have over 60 years of experience. Rob has a bachelor’s degree in mineral economics and Philip has an economics degree also that he obtained at the University of California. As a team, they have learned how to successfully run and operate Capital Group Companies with precision.

Lori Senecal’s Interview With Insprery

Lori Senecal is one of the best people in the world of marketing and advertising. Her skill set throughout the world of innovative marketing has made her a credible source worldwide for her knowledge that is rooted as to where she is today in her work. She is the current Global Executive Chairman of the CP + B Corporation. In a recent interview she gave with Inspirery, she gives an in-depth look on her life and what inspired her to get into this.

She said that she developed a genuine interest in the world of business during her high school years. Because of her tall height, she decided to coach as a gymnast instead of compete. Through her intense coaching, she developed the right traits as a leader to get into business. She discovered that she learned how to speak and communicate with the gymnasts that she would train, and that is what helped move her forward. It’s a skill she uses every day.

She briefly spoke about how it’s not an overnight process to succeed, and that there is a time growth needed to be profitable in advertising. She said that it’s important to first land a client that is actually worth advertising and promoting. She built the brand, KBS, all because she wanted to profit from it, build successful marketing campaigns, and provide actual marketing for clients.

In an article on Huffingtonpost, one tip that she gave away that you could use in your own business is to understand your client. Aside from getting referrals as her clients, she finds that the best way to land a client is to research and know everything about the potential client. It’s about understanding their current struggles and where they are in business to determine how fay they can go. You can use this trick in the world of any business before you decide to work with a specific company.

Lori Senecal is definitely one of the best people to look up to in the world of business and marketing because her specialties lie throughout all aspects of business. Her leadership can inspire any person in the world of creating business.

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Eric Lefkofsky Takes Another Step for Medicine

The co-founder and CEO of Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky, has recently been featured in the news everywhere because of his bold idea of utilizing the information gathered at his company to combat breast cancer, through a partnership with the University of Chicago and their researchers.

Tempus is a company that develops technological equipment and systems that have taken the frontline of the battle against cancer for themselves. They call it “data-driven cancer treatment,” and is an excellent idea, utilizing real data that is found in hundreds of patients and laboratory animals with the disease, and use this information to gather patterns and possible treatments. They do it utilizing a method that they call “sequencing:” Using genomic and transcriptomic sequencing, the scientists of Tempus can learn more about the health issue and find out more on what causes a significant effect on it.

The CEO, Eric Lefkofsky, was also the co-founder of a company called Lightbank and another one called Groupon, a worldly known e-commerce website that is used across many countries.

The campaign to fight breast cancer with the University is great news for the nation’s medicine advances. With the specialists of the University that have been studying the tumor for years now and the technology provided by Tempus, they will inevitably reach a better understanding of how the disease works and what can impact it.

Eric Lefkofsky announced that his team plans to help make specialized treatments through this process. Why is this important: Not every patient responds to the treatments the same way. Click here to know more.

Tempus has information on over 1,000 patients that were diagnosed with breast cancer before. The length of the data that the company can gather from each patient is so large that it is unlikely that scientists won’t be able to find patterns that they did not know before.

Doctor and Professor OlufunmilayoOlopade, from the University of Chicago, spoke about how breast cancer is a common disease but has little data on patients that had the disease. They could certainly use more information to further the researches against the tumor.

Without specific genetic information about each patient and past patients that had similar conditions, scientists can’t proceed with the treatments with 100% certainty that they will respond to it in a positive way.

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