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Giving Comes Naturally To the Dick DeVos Family

Dick DeVos‘s wealthy family has long been very generous in their philanthropy, especially to several conservative charities. For instance, they have donated major grants to Christian faith-based organizations, such as the Potter’s House in Michigan. This is important support for both the elementary school and the high school located there. The DeVos family has also given extensively to provide needy children with scholarships for their favorite private school through the Education Freedom Fund.

Beyond these examples, the DeVos have also funded eclectic private educational institutions, such as the West Michigan Aviation Academy. This aviation-centered school in Grand Rapid, Michigan, if actually a public charter school and is tuition-free. Dick DeVos founded the school with some urging from Betsy, his wife. The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is where it is located.

Dick DeVos continues his family’s long tradition of giving back to their community. Their wealth has been shared through major philanthropy for decades. Richard DeVos Sr, Dick’s father, started Amway Corporation. The whole family has been devoted to the business and building fabulous wealth, which they use to accomplish good works, as well as living full and enriched lives. Richard Sr. is thought himself to be worth about $5 billion. Dick and his wife Betsy have started two of their own charities: the most well-known one is the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, which they founded together in 1989.

Their mission is to serve as faithful stewards, launching effective initiatives that they aim to use in building a stronger community. Some of the resulting projects they have taken on include help with school choice rights, improved health for all community members, support for the arts, and work to revitalize troubled neighborhoods. They have shown their love for their home state of Michigan and have definitely ‘paid it forward.’

It was Dick DeVos who took over in 1993 as Amway’s CEO, taking over from his father, where he worked to lead the company until 2002. In 2006 Dick ran for Michigan Governor. He is estimated to be worth about $5.1 billion, making him the 67th richest person in the U.S. He graduated from Forest Hills High School and went on to Northwood University, where he earned a degree in Business Administration. He also was part of Wharton School’s Executive Study Programs and in addition, went to Harvard Business School. Find out more about Dick Devos in this Wikipedia article.

Why White Shark Media Listens

Any new business or newcomer to an industry will have complaints from customers. Those that work with customers to resolve these complaints move up and forward in the industry.

Those who refuse to work with customers, believing that these complaints will resolve themselves, find themselves left in the dust as other companies find ways to resolve those same complaints.

White Shark Media – an AdWords campaign company – is one of the former companies – one who worked through their customer complaints with the customers. Read more: and

In fact, they have kept a record of a few of these complaints and the fixes on their blog. The entry chronicles a few of the typical complaints they’ve had, and what they have done to fix it.

One of these complaints is that customers felt like the communication was not enough. When White Shark Media began, customers felt that having to go through a receptionist to get a hold of their contact person was too frustrating and difficult to be effective in the long run.

So, the company created a phone system with extensions that’ll link the customer directly to their contact person. They also have a GoToMeeting option for online meetings with the SEM Strategist on the customer’s team.

Another issue the company ran into was that customers were unsure of how to track their performance. So, White Shark Media got busy making sure that the customers could easily track their AdWords campaign.

They have an in-house process. Part of this process is an inclusion of call tracking and conversion tracking, both free of charge. In some cases, Google Analytics can be installed free of charge as well.

However, all of these are added to make sure that customers keep track of their AdWords campaign with little to no fuss after creating it.

Along those same lines, a complaint they would receive was that they had “lost touch” with a campaign.

Now, every new client is given a thorough introduction to the campaign, the controls, and everything in between. Now, clients are able to see reports and progress with very little hassle.

White Shark Media has handled complaints very well, ensuring that they had some success from the beginning. As the company grows, these fixes must be at the clients’ fingertips every day, all day.

Talk Fusion Modernizing the Digital Realm

Talk Fusion is a company that was founded by Bob Reina. Bob had been in marketing for over 20 years when he started the company. The company started after the founder and CEO Bob Reina wanted to send his friend a 10 seconds video, but many did not think it was possible. But after help from a friend who was an IT expert, the impossible became possible. When the American online said that it was impossible, Bob says he didn’t believe them. And after working on ways to achieve it, the duo was finally able to achieve what many thought was impossible. They finally had been able to perfect the idea of video in an email.

The Founder and CEO of the company Bob Reina is a former police officer. He went to the University of South Florida, the USA upon after completion he got into the Tampa police academy. While there he graduated top of his class and earned a prestigious award of merit. When Bob was a police officer, he served in different capacities among them patrol, major crimes against persons and crime against property. In 1990, Bob decided to engage in network marketing on part-time basis after he got introduced to it. Bob believes that success is achieved over an extended period.

His passion for marketing lead Bob to boldly leave his career and risk it in the business world. He had a clear vision of what he wanted, and this has been significant in the success of Talk Fusion.

The company started in the US in 2007, and the success of the company has sprees rapidly to many other countries. The clear video email product has been successful. It is the eighth largest online video company and is in over 85 countries. Talk Fusion has surpassed many online companies such as Viacom, AOL, Yahoo, CBS and MegaVideo. Talk Fusion is a member of the DSA and DSEI in Dubai. These organizations are dedicated to enforcing professionalism and ethical practices in selling.

Talk Fusion launched as a company about video email marketing. In 2014, the company then expanded to other digital products.

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Thor Halvorssen on Democratic Socialism

Thor Halvorssen interview on Fox News was on democratic socialism that is being advocated by Bernie Sanders. Bernie Sanders while running his campaign is calling for the United States of America to be a socialist country. Liberalists in the country are against this concept by Bernie Sanders. According to Thor Halvorssen who is the founder of the Human Rights Foundation, he says that socialism is a violation of basic human rights. In justifying this, Thor Halvorssen explains that for countries which do not violate human rights are in a position to have socialist governments in place. He explains that for countries which have socialist governments they enjoy separation of power and that this is quite acceptable. The problem that Thor has with socialism, is only when it is used by an authoritarian government. Through this, Thor Halvorssen maintains that a country is at risk of failing economically. When asked on the definition of socialism, Thor explains that people can use an academic or historic approach. He also says that people define socialism to mean communism.

Thor also says that, democratic countries that promote people’s autonomy implement socialism policies and be socialist. He says that socialism is heavily connected to invasion of personal property. He takes the example of the Venezuelan government, which is setting prices at a level in which it wants. The end result is shortages in commodities and services and an impending humanitarian crisis. He also says that he has directly supported Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. The reason behind this is that he believes that Hillary Clinton has close ties with countries that prosecute people for being gay, ban Christmas, gag the media and limit press freedom. He particularly gets emotional during the interview when he explains why he would not support a candidate with dictatorship ties.

He also adds that he cannot support the Republican front runner. Due to his experience with the Venezuelan government, with his father and cousin being political prisoners, he understands the negative impact of socialism. He knows that socialism may well result in an economy crisis. In addition he adds that democratic socialism can be achieved only if there is the rule of law. Thor is a firm believer that redistribution of wealth is not the way to end poverty but rather through creation of more wealth. At the end of the interview he says that he supports democratic socialism. Check out his film production work on IMDB.

QNet Heads Down The Humanitarian Path

Natural disasters and medical illnesses have a tendency to take people by surprise. Sometimes, the results are very serious. Mercifully, there are persons and entities in the world willing to help those who suffered due to unfortunate situations arising without warning. QNet, the popular direct selling company, is working very hard to support relief efforts towards families hampered by the Chennai flood disaster.

At the IIFA Utsavam film awards event in India, QNet made a pledge to help families that were horribly impacted by the Chennai flooding. QNet established the “We Care” initiative to help poor families struggling with a variety of difficulties. Recently, through “We Care”, QNet directed relief packages to 200 families in Meenambakkam, Chennai. QNet hopes to expand its efforts to help more families.

Chennai was hit by a significant amount of rain, and the rain led to overflow flooding. The amount of the flooding was so massive that scores of homes were annihilated. QNet’s help is definitely appreciated.

QNet has also form strategic partnerships to help with various other humanitarian causes. A partnership with Lion’s Club International intends to provide kidney dialysis machines to an Indian hospital that houses 100 patients. QNet has other plans for other partnerships to tackle other humanitarian causes.

QNet is based out of Asia, and has made huge inroads in India over the past year. QNet sees India as the perfect new location for manufacturing, and the company has grand domestic affiliate plans in development as well. QNet is sharing its prosperity in India via its relief and humanitarian efforts. They encourage their employees to give back where they can as well to promote a spirit of philantrhopy. See their website here:

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Securus: Making Safety Easier Everyday

Securus is a Dallas, TX based company that focuses on providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation services, biometric analysis, inmate communication and information management, inmate self-service and the monitoring of these services to create a more safe world to live in. They provide services to over 3400 public and law enforcement agencies and more than 1.2 million inmates across the nation, appropriating the expanded leadership of Securus.

Securus is already successful with its wide range of services, but recently have updated their technology that has further cemented them as the number one. Their new update to THREAD 3.1 makes the user interface more user friendly by turning it into a web based interface that is much easier to use while encompassing the same detailed analysis that agencies are used to having. By accomplishing this they have eliminated redundant actions and made the navigation through the software very easy to train on. Important records are easier to access and that alone enhances system performance.

One of the biggest bonuses of the patented 3.1 update is the ease of integration between Securus products such as the inmate phone calls monitoring system, or the Secure Call Platform (SCP). This is a huge improvement with the investigators because it requires a minimum amount of training and provides the investigators much needed support to assist with obtaining vital information quickly and efficiently.

The THREAD 3.1 has also provided many other new features, like the ability to listen in on SCP calls withing the application. It also includes real-time analysis, context-sensitive reports and more detailed mapping and printing. The biggest part of the updates is that the upgrade is free. That on top of all the new key features puts Securus at the top.

Coriant Just Hired The Great Shaygan Kheradpir

Shaygan Kheradpir is the new chief executive officer of Coriant, succeeding Mr. Pat DiPietro for the position. Mr. DiPietro stepped down because he and other executives had actively been looking for a new person with executive experience which they found in Mr. Shaygan Kheradpir. Coriant helps communications service providers and others who need network control systems to succeed as a business by implementing and helping monitor these systems. For example, customer service providers need to be able to pull a customer’s information in just a few seconds, or else that customer might not be happy. Coriant helps keep this wait time low, along with making the entire system easier to use.

Shaygan Kheradpir is originally from Iran, where he got his start. Mr. Kheradpir was urged by his father to move to the United States because many education opportunities were there, which he went through with. Shaygan must be very glad he did so, because he ended up earning three degrees in the study of electrical engineering, a discipline that is very hard to master.

Coriant has given nine of the top ten tier 1 customer service providing companies network systems of theirs to use, which have worked very well. No other company can compete with Coriant in regards to this sector. Coriant owns the rights to more than eighteen hundred patents that are technologically-related that are going to help Coriant in the future.

Anyone interested in reading about Coriant and Shaygan Kheradpir can do so by reading it on Fierce Telecom at this link

Shaygan Kheradpir has worked at Verizon Communications, Barclays, and Juniper Networks, all of which are great players in the technological fields. Shaygan Kheradpir is truly one of the premier technological business executives in the United States, or around the world for that matter.

Doe Deere Breaks All The Makeup Rules

Doe Deere is the founder and CEO of the highly successful makeup business Lime Crime. Many people are familiar with the makeup products itself, especially those that are makeup enthusiasts. That’s because Lime Crime has quite a following and it’s a makeup line that has been turning heads for a while now. A lot of people don’t know much about the founder, though. They may have seen pictures of her, but there’s so many fascinating layers to Doe Deere.

Deere sat down with Bustle to talk about how makeup rules are meant to be broken. That philosophy is exactly what has made her company so successful. There are is an extensive group of people that look to Deere for not only makeup products but advice as well. One of the first makeup rules that Deere said needs to be broken is don’t wear too much bold makeup at once. Deere is the perfect example of rocking a variety of bold colors and making it look good. That’s why she sells lipstick, eye shadow, eyeliner, and much more. She believes that all of these products, in whatever color the wearer chooses, can be worn together.

Another rule that Deere breaks is don’t mix too many colors. Anyone who knows Deere knows that colors are her thing. She is constantly rocking bright lips, eye shadow, liner, and hair. She never skimps on the colors and her flawless skin helps to pull her look off. Deere understands that other people want to rock the colors too. That’s why she offers such a variety when it comes to her makeup line. Deere sells lipsticks that come in shades of orange, purple, blue, red, and so much more. She also sells eye shadow and liners of the same color.

Finally, Deere broke the rule of wearing different patterns. Deere wears whatever she wants and she makes it look good. Just like colors, Deere feels that the patterns can be diverse as well. Deere likes to put together others who have broken these same rules and show them off. Deere has a look book section of Lime Crime where photographs of users are displayed. Here others can draw inspiration from them.

Overall, Deere is a woman who knows exactly who she is and isn’t afraid to show it. She wants others to be able to express themselves as well. That’s why she has put her whole heart and soul into Lime Crime makeup. Her makeup line is more than just products, they help people to form a lifestyle. Deere sees makeup as an art form and wants all of her followers to be able to express themselves, be bold, and turn heads. That’s what Lime Crime makeup is all about.