Learning With Giants: Marc Sparks and His Triumph

Living in Dallas, Texas, most entrepreneurs, business people, startup developers, company owners, name it, have already heard from either the name of Marc Sparks or the companies that he founded and achievements that he has already accomplished.

 

Marc Sparks is one of these personalities that are always in the spotlights of business news or, mainly, Dallas news. Mark Sparks has already run many firms, and his strong leadership led him to be the chief officer of many groups in companies related to telecommunications, real estate developers, investment strategies, business management, administration, and other areas.

 

Currently operating as the head of Timber Creek Capital, a firm specialized in selling investment and business advice that are updated to the newest trends and market strategies every month.

 

A series of business built from the ground began after the young entrepreneur graduated from his years in high school, in 1975, Austin. Since then, Marc fell in love with the concept of creating his businesses and learning more about the many markets that the world had to offer. He acquired a lot of experience in the process, and more than half a dozen companies were founded by the businessman, either as the co-founder or as the owner of the business, leading him to become one of the youngest successful startup developers in the United States.

 

His story of success sometimes leaves behind the amount of dedication and hard work that he had to put in, though. Hours of thinking, planning, talking to other business owners and of understanding the different markets of the U.S. were put into perspective. The young businessman is also an author of great success, having written the book “They Can’t Eat You,” Marc Sparks talks about his story, career, the triumphs and downfalls of his path as well as some of the quotes and knowledge that he brings with him every day.

 

Venture investments are no stranger to the young writer, as he has owned and led some of his companies in the field of capital management and financial advice.

 

According to Marc, he was born with a keen instinct that led him to the triumphing path that he is now, always selling companies worth millions of dollars and developing products and brands that are self-made and created from scratch. Having had no training at all from professionals in the area, Marc considers his success a gift.

 

For Timber Creek Capital, for example, it all began with an idea. An idea that not only covers, according to Marc, an aspect that is very underdeveloped in the market, but also targets consumers that are not receiving the treatment that financial advisors could be giving. This kind of philosophy has already caused the young company to be worth millions, just because of the leadership of Marc Sparks.

 

Sparks is a case of study, being one of the most impressive stories of success coming from one person alone. He has already done non-profitable work and helped construct dozens of homes for communities, as well as assisted a foundation that aimed to remove kids from their state of poverty.

 

Thor Halvorssen: An International Defender of Liberty Weighs in on Latest Cuba Incident

While the longtime Cuban dictator Fidel Castro passed away just this last year, his ideology did not and even with his death, freedom of speech has come under assault. Recently, a Cuban artists known as El Sexto was jailed as a result of creating a sketch Cuban authorities said mocked the now deceased Castro. But it didn’t stop there. A US international human rights attorney, Kimberley Motley headed into Cuba herself to defend El Sexto at his trial, but she was then detained by local security agents. Motley has worked with Thor Halvorssen, the President of Human Rights Foundation who called Motley’s arrest an “outrageous abuse” of power, defining the evil that Cuba’s regime stands for. Halvorssen has spent years speaking out against regimes like the Castros.

Thor Halvorssen is quite a unique individual, and he’s had so many adventures in police state countries that you would need thousands of pages of books just to tell of his expeditions. His passion for fighting against tyranny comes from being raised in a politically active family, including seeing family members imprisoned for speaking out. He’s part Norwegian and part Venezuelan, roots that go back to the days his grandparents were fighting against Hitler in World War II. Even his cousin today is still spending time in a Venezuelan prison.

Halvorssen started the Human Rights Foundation to encourage more dissidents to challenge tyranny and to be bold about speaking for freedom. The Foundation holds annual meetings in Oslo, Norway where they give out the “Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent,” a prize awarded to those who’ve thought of unconventional ways to disrupt tyranny. Such things could involve smuggling contraband into dictatorship countries through water balloons, using self-built drones or other inconspicuous items, or making a statement through music or creative art. Halvorssen has been a part of many of these creative efforts, and has used just about every trick in the book to carry out his plans. He will make public appearances here and there, but likes to spend a lot of time off the grid protecting his identity from any prying government eyes.

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