Bernardo Chua: Master of the Multi-Level

Bernardo Chua is a titan of the Filipino business community. In the early 2000’s Mr. Chua worked his way through the ranks of Gano Excel’s Philippines office to become a high level executive.

After pulling himself up in the Philippines, Bernardo Chua looked to China as a market in which he might expand his fledgling multi-level marketing empire. Mr. Chua’s plan worked, and Gano Excel gained a foothold in Hong Kong. Read more: Bernardo Chua: Founder And CEO Of Organo Gold

Made all the more determined by this early success, Mr. Chua then set his sights on North America.

First, Bernardo Chua made inroads into the Canadian health and wellness market. Mr. Chua helped lead the establishment of the Gano Excel brand of all natural coffee products in British Columbia, then Mr. Chua moved south to take his methods and magic to the United States. Mr. Chua rose swiftly in the American markets, and moved to California to become Gano Excel’s President of American operations. Learn more about Bernado Chua:

Next, in 2008, Mr. Chua chose to strike out on his own and establish his own brand of completely organic consumable health and wellness products. Leading with their line of bio-active coffee product (products containing the popular supplement Ganoderma lucidum) Bernardo Chua’s new compay, ORGANO, set about establish a powerful network of independent retailers.

Now, Mr. Chua’s network has grown even further and stronger than anyone originally imagined, and ORGANO’s popular products are spreading across the United States with the same rapidity as Mr. Chua’s former line of health and wellness consumables.

And in recognition of Mr. Chua’s unparalleled success, in 2015 ORGANO and its enigmatic leader were awarded 5 of the coveted Philippine’s People’s Choice Awards for best new business.

Based on Mr. Chua’s past and current successes, he would do well to keep room on his desk for more trophies and awards because there can be no doubt that Mr. Chua will have more to display soon enough.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are Fighting so that Your Immigration Status does not have a Bearing on Your Social and Economic Prosperity

It takes a lot to stand up for what you believe in when faced by intimidation. Arizona-based journalists, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, had for a long time been covering human interest stories in the city of Phoenix.

This often drove them to cover stories on the conduct of police and the treatment of immigrants in the city. As it turns out, however, the Sherriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio was not a big fan of their work and consequently cooked up false charges to have them arrested in October 2007.

Fortunately, many became aware of the frivolousness of the charges laid against Lacey and Larkin, ultimately leading to the charges being dropped in a day. Committed to fighting for their rights, however, the two journalists sued Maricopa County and Joe Arpaio and won a $3.7 settlement from the county.

Unselfishly, Lacey and Larkin decided to commit the settlement towards fighting for the rights of the marginalized groups in Arizona, particularly Hispanic immigrants.

It is not far-fetched to assume that the illegal detention Lacey and Larkin were subjected to has been done to other people. If these people were among the marginalized people in society such as undocumented immigrants, their stories would most likely never be heard, and they do not adequately understand their rights. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Twitter

It is for this reason that Lacey and Larkin have for the last four years been supporting community organizations committed to legally helping the disadvantaged in society through their Frontera Fund. It is slightly ironic that an injustice meted out to them led to Lacey and Larkin acquiring the resources to fight against injustice.

Among the dozens of organizations that Lacey and Larkin support is the Justice for Immigrant Families (JIF) project. The Phoenix-based project is backed by the city’s Legal Action Network. The project is targeted at helping as many of the 325 thousand undocumented immigrants believed to reside in Arizona currently, access quality legal services.

These services include referrals to pro-bono lawyers, workshops on their rights and access to legal self-help resources. The JIF has over the course of its existence collaborated with numerous other community organizations to ensure that every resident in Arizona has the opportunity to socially and economically improve his/her life regardless of their legal status.

All in all the successes of the Frontera Fund since it was formed four years ago have been immense. The fund has directly and indirectly been able to advocate for the free speech, human rights and civil rights of thousands across Arizona.

Many of those previous discriminated against for their gender, race, religious affiliation and immigration status in Arizona now know that they have an organization looking after their interests.

It is the work of people such as Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin that truly lend credibility to the claim that America is the land of the brave and the free. Regardless of where we come from, we never lose our status as human beings and should thus be treated humanely at all times.

José Auriemo Neto’s Resolve to Enter JHSF into Lucrative Partnerships

JHSF is one of Brazil’s most experienced and most successful real estate companies. It has Brazilian and international operations, holding over six million square meters of real estate properties. It is estimated to be worth 1.2 billion. It also owns Brazil’s largest real estate complex on a lot at the edge of Marginal Pinheiros. The company earns most of its revenue from the high-income market segment. The revenue is mostly generated through recurrent activities.

JHSF’s focus on recurring income activities is the first of its kind in Brazil, and so far, the most profitable. Fábio Auriemo, one of the company’s founding partners, and longest propagator took the initiative of venturing the company into such activities as development and leasing of shopping malls after the spit of JHS.

Fábio Auriemo and his brother, José Roberto, had founded JHS as a construction company. However, Fabio wanted to grow it into a development company. His brother was against that move, and they quarreled over it. The differences could not be resolved within the same business, so they split the company into JHSF and JHSJ. Fabio’s JHSF successfully made due with what they got from JHS to grow one of Brazil’s most successful real estate companies.

José Auriemo Neto is Fábio Auriemo’s son and successor. His father introduced him to the industry at a tender age, and by the age of 17 years, he had already begun managing his father’s shopping malls. José Auriemo Neto’s friends refer to him as Zeco due to his popularity among friends, the business community, and philanthropic circles.

Zeco advised his father to make a low price purchase of the lot at the edge of Marginal Pinheiros. He recommended that the Parque Cidade Jardim be built on it. His proposal speculated that the property had the potential to hose Brazil’s biggest high-end complex.

The young man is very progressive and has since his ascent into the top executive position at JHSF, struck numerous deals that have grown the company’s profitability and assets. Thanks to his efforts, the company has partnered with other firms like Hermes, Pucci and Jimmy Choo to increase business prospects.


Securus Technologies Key in Helping Find Fugitives

When there is a fugitive running free inside a city that needs to be found fast, my team of fugitive hunters get the call. While local law enforcement has their hands full with all the other things that are going on in the city, we can focus all our efforts and resources on one fugitive. This is important because the suspect we were after was extremely violent and could hurt an unsuspecting citizen if we were not in a position to take him down quickly and efficiently.


This particular suspect really had us on edge because he was a loner, or so we thought. We had no way to ask family or friends for any leads, and we had no one of interest that we could stake out. Without informants, we did not have the luxury to wait for this fugitive to make a mistake. We decided to head to the local jail and see if any of the inmates would be willing to come forward and help us to find this fugitive. Our efforts were met with resistance immediately, as no one was willing to become a snitch.


When the corrections officers notified my team that Securus Technologies installed a call monitoring system in this prison, we decided to investigate. This company has these units in over two thousand jails, has 1,000 employees, and CEO Richard Smith says they are dedicated to making the world safer.


Soon after we started listening with the LBS software, one inmate mentioned he wanted to get a message to the fugitive about money he was owed. That connection helped us to get a trace on the family member, who led us right to a meeting with our fugitive. This phone monitoring service has become an invaluable resource that me and my team are using now in cases where we have little leads to follow.


Innovacare’s Penelope Kokkinides Featured on IdeaMensch

Penelope Kokkinides is the Chief Administrative officer of InnovaCare Health, whom has been involved with the company for many years before re-joining in 2015. Before, she has held other roles in clinical operations and as the Chief Operating Officer. Her passion is for developing programs and managing care to ensure that the organization is as efficient as possible.She has held a multitude of other roles throughout her career: strategy and management for managed care were a big portion of her career. She briefly left Innovacare to take on roles at UnitedHealthCare and Touchstone Health. Her goal was to develop the company’s health and implementing a health/managed care model.

Her days don’t look the same: each day keeps her on her toes and she travels constantly. She has a great team of people whom she surrounds herself with in order to develop ideas. The team she is a part of allows her to have full synergy with in order to become her best alongside with her team. Furthermore, she is constantly thinking forward about what needs to be done on the next day. She has also had a very rewarding career which has spanned a multitude of different positions. She is very organized and focused on what needs to be done for success.InnovaCare Health is a company which provides managed healthcare services to their customers in North America. They offer high quality Medicare/Medicare Advantage plans that are sustainable and cost-effective. The company aims to redefine healthcare and offer a coordinated model of healthcare in Puerto Rico.

A coordinated approach has served InnovaCare Health’s patients well to ensure that their needs are met. The company prides itself on patient-centered leadership and on ensuring that the patient care models are sustainable.The company is designed to provide the executive leadership required to provide innovative care to patients across the country. This comes through decades of experience, as well as an emphasis on priority of the needs of patients. Members are served by a huge network of primary care providers. This network is designed to ensure that the patients’ needs are met effectively within the Puerto Rican government’s health plan. Their mission is to provide broad health coverage through a coordinated care model. This is combined with the leadership of a highly experienced executive team whom have decades of experience.

Paul Mampilly’s Profits Unlimited Soars To New Heights In Just A Year

Paul Mampilly, founder of Capuchin Consulting, partnered with Banyan Hill Publishing over a year ago with one goal in mind: to bring profitable investment opportunities to Main Street Americans via his newsletter, Profits Unlimited. His plan appears to be working: now at the milestone of 60,000 subscribers, with a proven track record of successful investment recommendations, Mampilly has created an innovative new dynamic between financial advisor and client that allows Main Street Americans to make their own investments based on advice he gives out monthly in Profits Unlimited, his eight page newsletter. His open portfolio currently includes stocks that are up between 18% and 38%, with 11 profitable positions out of 13. The first stock he wrote about in Profits Unlimited is currently up 160%.

Paul Mampilly is no stranger to success – an account he managed between 2008 and 2009 won the Templeton Foundation Investment competition with a $50 million dollar portfolio that generated gains of 76%. While managing Kinetics International in 2009, the company’s stock went up by 67%. Before partnering with Banyan Hill Publishing, Mampilly was Investment Director at Agora Financial, as well as the author, editor and analyst for the FDA Trader, an investment newsletter that generated over $6 million in sales under his guidance.

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He currently is the Senior Editor of Profits Unlimited for Banyan Hill Publishing, but also manages two elite trading services: Extreme Fortunes and True Momentum. Profits Unlimited alone has net a return of 47% in just the first year of its existence. One subscriber to Profits Unlimited, after generating over $45k in gains, had this to say about Mampilly: “During the last 30 years of fiddling with [the] stock market I never came across any financial advisor who was as outstanding as [Paul is].” Another subscriber to Profits Unlimited, Alan L, said “”I must confess that it is the most profitable investment in the stock market that we have ever personally experienced.” Mampilly also continues to work at Capuchin Consulting, providing investment ideas to professional investors.

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About Tony Petrello and Oil Equipment Giant Nabors Industries

While you may not have heard about Nabors Industries if you are not in the oil and drilling industries, the name is a giant on par with what the name Apple is in the tech industry. Their mission is to provide the best in class drilling performance and equipment through their exceptional teamwork, seamless execution and state of the art technology.

Nabors Industries operates in over twenty companies across the globe and is one of the leading oil and gas drilling contractors in the world. They also operate the largest land-based drilling fleet in the world and specialize in offshore drilling, specialty rigs, directional drilling and land drilling. One important vertical Nabors Industries is heavily vested in that sets them apart from other companies in the industry is their commitment to adapting the latest in drilling technology and software as well as innovating their own. The company also has several subsidiaries that offer additional equipment to help Nabors’ drilling rigs function at a higher and more efficient capacity. Learn more about Nabros Industries.

Leading Nabors Industries’ charge to global success in the field is Anthony, or Tony, Petrello. The company name of Nabors is rarely used without reference or a footnote passing to Tony Petrello’s influence on the company. Petrello joined the company in 1991 and immediately set to work putting his footprint of a bold and intelligent leadership style into motion to push the company forward.

From 1991 to 2011 Tony Petrello was Nabors’ Chief Operating Officer and President. In 2003 he also donned the hat of Deputy Chairman. In 2012 his role evolved into what it is today, where he current is the company’s Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition to those roles, Petrello plays a strategic leadership role with Nabors, in which he uses his past knowledge to focus on the future growth and evolution of Nabors Industries.


Kim Dao Enjoys Some Indian Food

It is Kim Dao’s first day in London. She arrived last night. She gave up on vlogging because she was very tired. She had a 12 hour flight and had to catch a ride to where she is staying. She has some breakfast with Becky. Learn more:


Kim Dao and Becky is heading to get some lunch. Kim Dao was expecting it to be summer but the weather is cold. She can’t wait to get some British food. She also points out where she will be having her meet up at. Kim and Becky have lunch together. Kim Dao is amazed at the double deck buses around the area. Learn more:


Kim Dao has changed into her Harry Potter outfit and she is in the car with her friends. She is headed to the Harry Potter studios, but she will make that a separate video. They leave the Harry Potter studios and head home. Kim Dao sees the room she will be staying in. She meets the dog, Teddy, for the first time. He is happy to meet her.


Kim Dao takes off her makeup and puts on her pajamas. They are eating Indian food for dinner. Kim Dao is excited about that. They feed the dog. Kim Dao heads to bed. She is having the meet up tomorrow. Learn more:


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Arthur Becker: Real Estate Guru

Arthur Becker is a unique entrepreneur. He tends to follow his heart when it comes to deciding which venture to pursue next. He’s owned and managed dozens of companies in various industries. Lately, he seems focused on real estate. It’s one of his closest passions along with technology.

Inspired by real estate, Becker’s becoming more interested in art. As a successful businessman, he finds he has a lot of free time now. He fills that time exploring his artistic side. His office doubles as his art studio. His workshop is filled with sculptures and paintings he’s created over the years.

His office is down the street from one of his most famous projects, an eight-story condo complex at 465 Washington Street. Although he’s always like real estate, he made his fortune investing in biotech companies. Prior to that, he was a Bear Stearns stockbroker.

Currently, Arthur Becker is involved with several properties on Sullivan Street. His first property was 10 Sullivan Street, a 16-story condo building. As part of a trade for ownership, Becker acquired three adjacent townhouses. According to sources, Arthur Becker plans on living in one of the townhouses and selling the remaining two.

In Becker’s opinion, his success in real estate was luck. He believes he got into the market at the right time. That opinion is strongly debatable. Saying that Becker got lucky is like saying every other successful venture he was a part of was just luck. Visit Bloomberg to know more.

Like all great entrepreneurs, not all of Becker’s ventures were successful. For example, one venture he invested in was a company that produced specialized binoculars called Bnox. It seemed like a good idea, and it tapped into his childhood love of those little toy soldiers with binoculars, but it was a disaster.

Despite his few failings, his greatest successes Zinio and NaviSite were tremendous. NaviSite is the closest success to his heart. It was one of the first tech companies he got involved with. He stayed with the company until its sale in 2011; bought by Time Warner.

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The Young Center: Helping Immigrant Children In Arizona

The Young Center is an amazing non-profit that helps immigrant children. Pheonix Arizonal now has a Young Center office, as of 2016. Each year, there are many immigrant children who arrive in Arizona. These children are sometimes with an adult that is looking out for them, but sometimes on their own, smuggled in by adults who do not have their best interest at heart.

If apprehended, even the children that are with caring adults will be separated from these adults because Arizona does not have family prisons. The children that go through a court system are treated with laws that are the same as for adults. The Young Center is a civil rights organization that is working towards helping these vulnerable children.

The organization is fighting for changing the laws that apply to these children, so that the law will reflect that they are young, and developmentally very different than adults, and deserve unique treatment that accounts for their age. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

The Young Center trains advocates who can help these children move through the court system. Without advocates, immigrant children are forced to navigate the complicated judicial system on their own without representation, which is inherently unfair from the get go.

In a system that is supposed to give each person a fair representation, this is an obvious flaw. The Young Center also works with other organizations to provide support and services to young immigrants. Many of the immigrant children arrive from Guatemala, and speak an indigenous language distinct from the Spanish spoken in Arizona. This makes their journey all the more difficult. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase

The isolating experience of not being able to understand a language spoken to you is a frightening one, especially for a child. Advocates can help children on many levels.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is a donor to the Youth Center, and supports the important work that they are doing. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was started almost ten years ago. It is the result of a civil rights case that ended in settlement. In 2017, reporters Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin were each taken from their homes and put into jail. They were incarcerated because of a story which they exposed through a report in the local paper.

They were exposing mis-management and suspect financial activities within the Sheriffs office. The arrest incited national outcry, and ultimately was deemed unconstitutional.

Micheal Lacey and Jim Larkin were both reporters who did not shy away from reporting the news as they discovered it. They knew, better than most, that they had a constitutional right to freedom of speech.

Both men worked in the newspaper industry for many years prior to their arrest. Micheal Lacey started the Pheonix New Times with Jim Larkin as his business partner in the 1970s. Lacey acted as the head editor while Larkin took over advertising and managing the paper finances.

Micheal Lacey is from New Jersey, and moved to Arizona in order to attend College. Jim Larkin was born and raised in Pheonix, Arizona.