The billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros has spent much of his life looking to aid others through his work as a political donor, philanthropist and financial expert. A well known liberal and counterculture figure since the 1960s, Soros developed much of his open society ideals during the 1950s and 1960s when he was a student in London and later a resident of Greenwich Village, New York where the counterculture was being born in the late 1950s; George Soros set out to follow the ideas of philosopher Karl Popper who was a teacher at the London School of economics when Soros was studying there. The open society ideals of Popper include the advancement of liberal ideologies that have formed the basis of the work of George Soros for the majority of his life and led to him becoming a major donor to the Democratic Party of the U.S. Some articles about George Soros can be read on Forbes.
The open society ideas of Karl Popper include a large amount of personal choice being made available to individuals across the world, which includes the chance to live the life one feels is right for oneself. George Soros has developed a range of funding options from his own personal fortune of over $25 billion that include a woman’s right to choose; among the groups supporting abortion and family planning options for women are Planned Parenthood where Soros has become a major donor to advance the cause for millions of women across the world. Alongside the determination to allow women to have the chance to make decisions about their own bodies, George Soros has also looked to assist the cause for individuals who are backing euthanasia for the terminally ill. Soros has made his support of this cause clear as a right to choose for the individual as he has developed links to the Project on Death USA through the Open Society Foundations. You can view on opensocietyfoundations.org about this group.
Encouraging each and every person in the world to live a full and open life is something George Soros has always looked to encourage, particularly for women who often struggle to develop a career that allows them the chance to attempt to work in environments where women receive a fair level of payment when compared to men. The National Partnership for women and families is a group backed by George Soros on discoverthenetworks.org who look to change the fact women are paid around $0.77 for every $1 received by a man working in a similar position. Making sure the people of the world have the right to choose how they live their life free from discrimination in all its forms is a major part of the philanthropic and political work of George Soros who was a major donor to the Presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.
Naomi Campbell is one of the most important figures in the history of modeling. One of the first five supermodels she was born in London and started posing for the cameras when she was just 15 years old. She has been on the covers of over 500 magazines and has worked as a model for such powerhouses as Prada, Burberry, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Valentino and countless others.
Besides having to overcome the many challenges that all young models face, such as fierce competition and fighting for big jobs, Campbell has had some challenges that others have not had to face. Still, she has gone on to win the respect and confidence of those in the industry and has had a very long successful career.
Naomi Campbell was the first black model to be o the covers of such respected magazines as TIME, French Vogue and Russian Vogue. Her career has encompassed roles on television and film and she has used her popularity to raise money for charities in South Africa and other countries. She started Fashion For Relief and hosted a well-received show in 2005 to raise money for Hurricane Katrina. Since then shows have also been held in New York, London, Cannes, Moscow, and Mumbai, raising millions in funds.
She has been a supermodel coach on a television show called “The Face,” in both the United States and the UK and has filled additional duties as the executive producer in the US version.
Campbell was born in South London. Although she never met her father, her mother was Jamaican dancer Valerie Morris. She grew up in Rome while her mother dancer and attended the Barbara Speake State School. She also attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, studying ballet as she was growing up. When she was seven years old she starred in Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” video.
In the years since that first job Campbell has written a success story that many admire.
She has earned respect industry-wide as an unspeakable beauty, generous soul and tremendous success. Her big heart has raised money for many causes and she continues to be one of the most beautiful women in the world.
Talk Fusion is a video communications company that is located in Brandon, Florida. The company is known as one of the best video communications companies in the United States. Talk Fusion is also active in over 140 other countries across the globe. The company is one of the top 10 video communications companies in the world. Talk Fusion is active on various social media platforms including Google +, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. Talk Fusion offers its clients support with video marketing, video emails, video newsletters, video chat sessions, live meetings, and various interactive social media projects.
Bob Reina is the founder and current Chief Executive Officer of Talk Fusion. Reina attended the University of South Florida which is located in Tampa, Florida. Reina previously worked as a police officer before entering the video communications business. After graduating from the University of South Florida Reina entered the Tampa Police Academy where he graduated at the top of his class. Reina served various positions during his time on the police force in Florida. Reina’s work concentrated on property crimes, patrol, and major personal crimes. Bob Reina switched careers in 1990 when he became involved in network marketing. Reina previously worked with Cash Card Worldwide, Alliance USA, Formula 1, and Travel Reaction. Travel Reaction and Cash Card Worldwide were both companies that Reina founded himself.
If you are reading this then you’ve been fortunate enough to grow up during the age of information. The internet has fundamentally changed the way we communicate, do business, and build relationships with one another. While some things are harder now, starting a business is not one of them. With a strong plan, a digital platform, and the drive to succeed…you can see yourself turn a business into a success overnight. Still, there are certain programs that can make it even easier. Take Bob Reina and his company, Talk Fusion, for example.
With so many businesses vying for attention on the internet you are going to be hard pressed to get your name out above the competition without luck or a solid strategy. That is why Talk Fusion CEO Bob Reina turned to email marketing. You’re probably yawning right now and we don’t blame you. Email marketing is nothing new but VIDEO marketing, via EMAIL, is something that will turn your company around in a heartbeat.
Reina found out early on in his career that videos helped convert lurkers to customers more effectively than any other technique. With that in mind he established the Talk Fusion platform. With Talk Fusion you can turn your regular old emails into expertly structured, captivating, video targeted emails. For a one time fee and a monthly subscription after that you have access to a variety of tools that will change your company forever.
Once you’ve found yourself a Talk Fusion customer you will be able to navigate the portal with ease. Simply record or outsource a recorded video that sells your product to your potential customers. Then, once it is on your computer, log into the Talk Fusion portal. Create your email within the portal by using all of the professional tools at your disposal. Finally you can embed your video directly into the email. Once this is done you can upload your email list and have your message sent out to potentially thousands of customers in the blink of an eye. Now all you have to do is sit back and watch as Talk Fusion turns your business around.
In the business world, some people talk, but others really do walk the talk. Sanjay Ray, the businessman and entrepreneur behind the London-based brokerage firm Solo Capital, is one man who really does walk his talk. He does it by believing in what he does and committing to a thorough follow through. With his engaging background as an entrepreneur, it’s not surprising that he was recently asked to appear with journalist Eric Dye for a talk on the Entrepreneurial Podcast Network’s Enterprise Radio Show.
In their discussion, Ray spoke on some of the elements that are key to having a successful business startup. One of the important aspects is to be sure to raise enough money. Ray stressed that there never seems to be enough money when you are starting out, so raising more than you believe you’ll need is important.
Another important point, said Ray, is in knowing that it is impossible to do everything on your own. Some business owners get so excited about what they are doing they begin to believe they have the knowledge to do everything, but that, he said, is a dangerous situation to get into. Having a great, trusted team in place who is clear on the company’s goals is what is really important for long term success.
Right now Ray is involved in a new venture called Autism Rocks. This charitable foundation was inspired by Ray’s young son, who was diagnosed with the disorder in 2014. Ray decided he needed to do something to help, so he combined his passion for music with his ability as a financier to create the foundation, which produces rock and roll events to raise money for research.
Autism Rocks is truly a passion project and it’s all about making a difference. That’s the kind of company Ray wants to be involved in, and he is making it happen so help for those with autism can be found.
Diving head first into the new year is New York City lawyer, Ross Abelow, with his fundraising attempts to get homeless animals out of the frigid cold and into the warmth of the city’s animal shelters. On January 13th, 2016, Abelow started his GoFundMe campaign with the goal to raise $5000. During the winter months, the temperatures dip down to dangerous levels, with chances of wind chills making the ‘real feel’ temps unbearable. The money will not only give the shelters more assistance in getting these homeless animals into their shelters, but also lend a hand with expenses such as: food, medical care, blankets, and other items to make these vulnerable animals feel cared for and comfortable. Ableow’s ultimate goal will be to lower the number of animals left to defend for themselves on the streets and raise the number of animals kept safely in New York area shelters, preventing unnecessary animal deaths.
Ross Martin Abelow is no stranger to the New York City area. He completed his undergraduate degree at the State University in New York at Albany. Continuing on his education in 1989, he graduated from Brooklyn Law School with his law degree. Quickly after that he became licensed to practice law in New York in the year 1990. His career has since been centered on the practice areas of matrimonial law, family law, commercial litigation, and entertainment law. Now, after 26 years of hard work and defending clients, Abelow is now a partner at the law firm, Abelow & Cassandro, Llp.
Keeping a strong presence online, Abelow stays active writing legal articles for many blogs, as well as running his own personal blog that talks about financial and legal matters. In addition, Abelow regularly updates his other sites, like Facebook and Mashable.
Ross Abelow’s fundraiser is set up through the site GoFundMe. More in-depth information about the fundraiser can be found at its personal GoFundMe page. To get in touch with Ross Abelow for any questions about becoming a donor or any additional questions about the fundraiser in general, he can be contacted directly through the site.
The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation recently donated one million dollars to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. According to a recent press release by the Kennedy Center this donation caps a $135.9 million dollar total that will go towards a new riverfront pavilion, and expansion and improvements to the center itself. DeVos is an entrepreneur businessman and former CEO of Amway, a consumer goods distribution company and through his foundation has participated directly in donating many thousands of dollars to the arts, education, and other worthwhile charities since 1990. Their foundation has been very committed to the arts, previously donating $22.5 million to the Kennedy Center Institute of Arts Management in 2010, which was then renamed the DeVos Institute of Arts. In further support of the arts, their foundation has supported ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI, since 2009.
Although Dick DeVos was born into the Amway family business, as his father Richard DeVos was a co-founder, his steady rise in the company was hardly nepotism. Under his steady leadership the company opened numerous new markets and tripled international sales from 5% of sales to over 50%.Check out Dick’s full resume on his LinkedIn profile or to read more about his history, click here.
DeVos retired as president of Alticor in 2002 and then resurfaced in a major political way in 2006 as he ran for Governor of Michigan as a Republican against then incumbent Democratic governor Jennifer Granholm. It was an election campaign that almost exclusively focused on jobs and the economy as Michigan was suffering through one of the highest unemployment rates of any state in the country. Even though he lead in the polls at one point 48-40 against Granholm, it proved to be too difficult a task to beat the incumbent governor, and he lost by a 14 point margin.
More recently in 2012 DeVos was very involved in Michigan’s becoming a right to work state. He started off with a series of debates with Teamster President James Hoffa and these debates focused on Michigan’s Proposition 2, to become a right to work state. Working in tandem with Governor Rick Snyder and the Republican controlled legislature DeVos worked behind the scenes with lawmakers and publicly by creating the Michigan Freedom Fund to help finance the campaign for Proposition 2’s passage. The proposal passed in 2013 and was considered a major political success for Dick as he was a key figure in getting it passed into law. Check out the interview with him explaining his position on this matter in the video below.