The Life and Business of Dick DeVos Jr.

Dick DeVos Jr., the oldest son of Mr. Richard DeVos, Sr., is, along with Jay Van Andel, the co-founder of the Amway Corporation. The Amway Corporation is a network sales company that sells its goods and services through various levels of dealers, with the final-level dealers being the consumers.

Mr. DeVos began work for the company in 1974, slowly moving up the ranks in many positions of responsibility in the company’s operating departments. In 1984, he was promoted to vice president of the company’s operations in 18 different countries, and in 1989 he left the firm to start a new business venture, the Windquest Group. Dick was involved with this company while at the same time selected by his father to manage the National Basket Association’s Orlando Magic Basketball franchise (NBA OMB franchise), which had been acquired by his family.

He returned to Amway Corp. two years later in 1993, succeeding his father as president. Under his leadership, the company would go through a restructuring in 2000, and the establishment of an umbrella firm, Alticor Corporation, which comprised of and merged the Amway Corporation, the Quixtar Corporation, and the Access Business Group into one organization. Under the Alticor Corporation, the firm prospered and expanded its operations all around the world to more than 50 countries and territories in six different continents. Mr. DeVos would retire his presidency over Alticor in 2002 to devote full time to the Windquest Group as president, and to political endeavors.

In 2006 Dick DeVos entered politics, and elected to run for governor for the state of Michigan for the Republican party. At the time he was considered the wealthiest man ever to run for Michigan governorship. He decided to use his massive reserves of wealth to his advantage, and used his own personal wealth, spending a whopping 40 million dollars, to fund his campaign. However, despite the powerful and pervasive influence of money and wealth in the political arena, it wasn’t enough to secure his spot as governor. He lost the election to Democrat Jennifer Granholm by a 14 point margin.

Mr. Devos is married to Elizabeth Prince, daughter of president of Prince Corporation’s Edgar Prince. The Prince Corporation is based in Holland, Michigan. The couple have 4 children, Rick, Ryan, Andrea, and Elissa.

Bustle Writer Tries WEN 7-Day Challenge In Search Of Hollywood Hair

Beauty writer Emily McClure with the fine, frizzy hair, had heard all about the power and popularity of the WEN hair no-lather shampoo system, and she was hoping to achieve Hollywood hair by trying it out.
So, Emily kept a daily hair diary with hair selfies to show readers how the QVC advertised WEN hair system would work for

Popular LA stylist Chaz Dean had developed WEN hair, so that women and men could have another choice when it came to cleansing their hair. Regular shampoos contain harsh detergents like sulfates found in the lather that weaken strands.

WEN is a no-lather shampoo with natural, healthy ingredients that quickly restore the vitality and strength to every type of hair found in the world, it is soldon most sephora stores . Emily happens to have medium length, limp hair that gets greasy and unmanageable.

WEN advises not to skimp on their unique cleansing conditioners when using the product. The more, the better, to thoroughly nourish and cleanse the hair. Emily, however, believed that 16-24 pumps of WEN product was too excessive, so she only used the 10-pump minimum for short hair.

Would that play a role in her 7-day challenge? We are not sure.

Even with using the bare minimum of product, when Emily later blow-dried and styled her hair, her selfies show a mane of gorgeous shine and bounce. Emily’s friends also were also blown away by the gloss and movement of Emily’s hair.

During the 7-day challenge, as long as Emily kept to her daily AM WEN wash, her results were fantastic. If she skipped a wash or switched up the routine, then her hair fell flat and got a bit greasy.

Emily is a very busy woman and a bit lazy when it comes to a hair care routine and feels that WEN is a more disciplined method. Wen hair is available on Amazon.

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Looking at the Woman Who’s Creating a New Social Platform

Skout is a social networking app which has become incredibly popular. It makes sense that such a big interest in Skout would lead to some curiosity about the people behind it. As such, many people will be delighted to know that Portia Kersten recently sat down to talk about her experiences with Skout. She’s the chief financial officer of Skout, and a centerpiece of what keeps the company so dynamic and relevant.

One of the things that Kersten stressed is the importance of imagination. She’s described growing up without much money. And how that, in turn, led her to immerse herself in stories of protagonists who fought all the odds to come out on top. This might well be what led her to become something of a serial startup CFO. Startup companies are exciting places where one has a chance to take an amazing idea out into the world. And this is exactly what she was able to do with Skout. Though she’ll also be the first to talk about how amazing all of her coworkers are as well. One might easily see a parallel in the success of Skout and the stories of high adventure which Kersten loved as a child.

Of course Skout itself lends itself to the idea of adventure as well. The app itself is heavily focused on the idea of meeting new people to have some amazing adventures. Even the name suggests the idea of scouting out new locations in exciting new areas. But new users are usually struck by one particular aspect of the app. Skout is simply fun to use. It’s not just about social networking, it’s about making the experience enjoyable again.

Part of the way Skout is able to do so is through the use of a point system. This makes meeting new people often feel a bit like an active and engaging game. And this is a good reflection of many of the people who make use of it. One of the common uses for the app is to meet people in new areas. This has made it particularly attractive for people who love to travel and explore new places. It makes it far easier to connect with locals who might want to show off all of the fun and exciting things about the area. It’s even led some people to meet new people in far off locations to get virtual tours through the app itself.

Consultant Added To Board Of Advisors At Reputation Management Firm

Polly Morton, Vice President of Gerson Lehrman Group has now been named as an advisor on the board of advisors for Status Labs, a digital reputation management firm. Morton has been working as an investment advisor and portfolio strategist in private equity and venture capital firms, but has also done work as a digital reputation repair expert for Darius Fisher is pleased to welcome Morton on board and expects Status Labs to benefit from her knowledge and experience in dealing with digital reputation management crisis. Status labs has only been running for about 6 years, but they have grown fast and employ a team of experts skilled in digital forensics and publishing positive articles aimed to heal digital reputations.


Darius Fisher, a businessman from Dallas, TX founded Status Labs because he too had suffered attacks from online news sources and blog sites, and he wanted to make sure that anyone else that might be subject to those attacks could come out with their digital reputation still intact. Status Labs is almost like a team of private investigators that get the full story from their clients, investigate the story, and try to replace or take down any false stories and replace them with true ones. They also do forensic work to find out if any accounts were hacked, photos tampered with, or other information falsified. Even if the negative story is true, when it is something that is forgivable Status Labs helps to get the positive stories to the top of search pages to overrule the negatives.
Darius Fisher has spoken at various IT seminars and has given interviews on how businesses can take stock of their online profiles and prevent digital reputation crises from happening. Some ways to do it as suggested by Fisher, are to make sure no personal information is published anywhere you don’t want it to be, and to have any people search or database sites take it down when published. It’s also important to make sure all social media profiles and online search results look clean, all information posted is correct and that your passwords are changed frequently and have not been used.

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Abelow Helping NYC Animals Stay Warm

Ross Abelow, attorney, is helping out furry friends with a new Go Fund Me Campaign. This New York City attorney is pleased to announce the launch of this Go Fund Me Campaign to help the animal shelters in his area find shelters for homeless animals. He wanted to raise 5,000 in time for winter to help these animals in the bitter cold temps of New York. The campaign was launched January 13 in hopes to reach this goal.

He wants to supply these underfunded shelters with much needed money to help with medical care, blankets, vaccines, and food for the growing population of displaced pets. Abelow, a partner at Abelow and Cassandro LLP, choose to head up this effort to give back to his community. His hopes are that the money from this campaign will help to prevent animal deaths due to lack of shelter space and care. The proceeds will go directly to the operating funds of these shelters to help them provide the animals the care needs.

Ross Abelow is a partner at Abelow and Cassandro LLP in New York City. He specializes in family law, entertainment law, and commercial litigation. His interests are more than just his job, because he actively maintains a legal and personal blog. Also, he is very active in his social media accounts.

He has earned himself a name in the legal field in NYC, which has an overabundance of lawyers. His staff make you feel welcomed and his consultations take your claim seriously, but he makes sure you have enough for a case. Abelow wants to help each and every client but he knows the legal system well enough to be successful. Once he takes your case, he knows how overwhelming these situations can be. He makes sure that you feel comfortable and satisfied that all of your questions are answered.

The areas of law he works in can be tricky and difficult. Entertainment law requires a great deal of examining contracts and other issues. Both sides need to be examined to see how the claim should be handled. Divorce matters need a lawyer who is sensitive to the needs of the client. It can be a difficult time, and he makes sure his clients are comfortable. His varied fields show how versatile he is.

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City Politicians Continue To Invoke Controversy In San Francisco

An increasingly skeptical public continues to grow leery of elected officials. This reality is not helped by allegations of ethics violations that continue to plague much of the American political landscape. San Francisco has certainly not been immune, as District Attorney George Gascon can attest to. Recently embroiled in a campaign contribution scandal that cost him and two members of his staff a heft fine, he has now drawn criticism for comments directed at the Middle Eastern Community.

San Francisco is a diverse and eclectic community of millions of people from across the globe. Gascon, an elected official, should have known better than to invoke stereotypical language when addressing the media and members of the community at a recent breakfast. In addressing the audience at the soon to be renovated Hall of Justice, Gascon implied that the building would soon be immune to earthquakes and to members of Middle Eastern Community who might seek to blow it up by parking a van outside. It is this kind on incendiary language that continue to polarize this nation.

Elected officials have a pulpit to the community. They should use their words wisely and seek to unify society, rather than continue to divide it. San Francisco is a resilient city that is model of diversity. To seek to destroy that feeling of unity that is lacking in so many other big cities is simply a disservice to the community. This comes on the heels of ethics violations that continue to plague the DA’s office, which brings Gascon even more into the limelight.

City leaders need to be held to a high standard. Incidences such as this one should no longer go unnoticed. The voting public deserves to be heard, and Gason would be wise to heed this warning lest he find himself out of a job come the next election cycle. If he begins to unite the community, however, he will be equally likely to find a supportive and appreciative electorate.


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Sanjay Shah the Entrepreneur helps First Time Business Owners to Succeed

Sanjay Shah is one of Dubai’s most successful entrepreneurs. He’s been working as a businessman for many years but decided to risk staring his own company in 2009. After two years of overwhelming success; Shah was able to incorporate his venture Solo Capital. Once this happened he had to retire from this organization to take on another more important undertaking.

In 2011, Shah’s son was diagnosed with autism. The successful business man was devastated. He had a past in medicine and knew that there was very little that could be done for his child. For a brief moment, Shah was frustrated and ready to give up. However, he found a different solution for his problem.

Shah decided to create another company that would sponsor concerts to raise capital for autism research. From this idea, Autism Rocks was created. Now, this company is a leading organization that raises money for Autism research and development.

In April of 2016, a podcast host Eric Dye managed to get an interview with Shah. This was a big because Shah is a big name in Dubai. The Entrepreneurial Podcast Network’s Enterprise Radio is the name of the podcast where the interview was conducted. During the questioning session, Dye asked Shah to give some important advice for beginning business people.

The CEO of Autism Rocks responded by telling people that they must have a lot of money to start a business. They should not underestimate their need for capital. Not having enough money to get a business off the ground will quickly bring it to an end.

The other thing that Shah told people to do was to delegate authority. People should learn how to let other people help them to run their business. Shah pointed out that no one person can do everything and expect to be successful.


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Shaygan Kheradpir Sets Coriant Up for Telecommunication Industry Dominance

Shaygan Kheradpir replaced Pat DiPietro as CEO of Coriant in September 2015. Coriant specializes in ultra-fast networking technologies and is worth more than $1 billion. It has clients that span the world and focuses its marketing initiatives towards international companies. Coriant operates in a space with many well-equipped competitors, such as, Cisco, and Alcatel-Lucent. Mr. Kheradpir intends to increase Coriant’s global market share in the telecommunications industry by cost-effectively implementing its technology to deliver unprecedented value and results for its customers.

Mr. Kheradpir has both a long career and advanced formal education in the field of networking that makes him the perfect candidate for his new position. He graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree in electrical engineering. He then proceeded to hold several prominent positions in leading technology companies, including Juniper Networks, GTE, and Barclays.

His first position in the network routing and management department at GTE prepared him to manage projects on time and within budget. His success in that role earned him a promotion to CEO. He later expanded his credentials by contributing several major breakthroughs to Verizon’s infrastructure in the areas of telecommunication and automation. He went on to serve Barclays as the CEO of Global Retail Business. In that role he made many contributions, including a cutting-edge mobile payments solution that helped to increase the Bank’s revenue while reducing losses from potentially defaulting customers. Mr. Kheradpir then became CEO of Juniper Networks and spearheaded an ambitious restructuring plan that would save the company millions of dollars over the long-term.

With his sophisticated business acumen, formal education, and first-hand knowledge of the networking industry Mr. Kheradpir is well equipped to be successful in his new role as Coriant’s CEO.

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Understanding The Role Of Investment Banking In The Economy with Martin Lustgarten

Investment Banks play a vital role in stimulating the economy and moving capital. One of the major things investment banks do on a daily basis is to invest capital, whether is it their own money or a client’s money and use it to buy stock in a company, municipal bonds, federal bonds and even purchase companies outright.


The purchase of company stock helps companies that are issuing the stock obtain much needed capital that they need to expand or continue business operations. Bonds work in a similar way except that the issuer is a government entity such as a city or a country. Purchasing bonds gives much needed money to a government institution to complete projects such as building roads, repairing bridges or adding facilities such as schools or parks.


Investment banks also actually help companies issue the stock. They don’t just buy and sell stock themselves. For example an investment bank will be like an appraiser and determine how much the stock of a company is worth. The company hiring the investment bank for appraisal of its stock, could also task the investment bank with actually selling the stock to other investors. If this is the case the investment bank acts as a broker, which is something that investment banks frequently do. Investment banks are considered to be experts in determining the true value on the market of a newly issued company stock. Meanwhile, the buying and selling of stocks helps move equity across the markets.


Martin Lustgarten is one of the many investment bankers who has had a long and successful career in the field of investment banking. Mr. Lustgarten has his own investment banking company that he named after himself. The name of his firm is Lustgarten Martin and it is based in Florida. His company specializes in investment in Latin America, due to Martin Lustgarten’s strong grasp of the Latin American culture and Spanish language.


Now living in Ponte Vedra Beach near Jacksonville, Florida Martin Lustgarten is now focusing on spending most of his free time with his wife and kids when he is not working at Lustgarten Martin. He is the CEO there. Mr. Lustgarten is also an avid collector of unique and rare items with an eye for vintage watches.

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