Duda Melzer: A Man of Concepts07.20.16

Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer, or many know him as his nickname, Duda Melzer, is a man of trades and innovations. Duda Melzer is involved in journalism and entertainment in Southern Brazil. He is also chairman and founder of e.Bricks. E. Bricks is an investment company that is involved with digital industries in Brazil and in the United States. He is also president and chairman of the Grupo RSB group. Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer, is definitely a family orientated person and has instructed a business around his family. He is the third generation of the family owned RBS Group, founded in 1957. He is a driven and focused man, wanting to pursue all goals. He graduated in Business Administrations from PUCRS and with an MBS from Harvard Business school. After these achievements, he joined the company in 2004 and became President in 2012.

His family owned business contains six thousand employees and the RBS Group is only the second most awarded group communication in the country. In 2014, it was recognized as one of the most innovative companies in Brazil. His accomplishments have led him to be chosen to be on the 2015 list of leaders of the Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise. Duda Melzer, is definitely a business driven and goal orientated person. Credit of Eduardo’s success is quite possibly given to a very important influence, John Davis. John, a Harvard professor and an expert in family businesses. Today, many entrepreneurs and businesses use his consultant advice.


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Lovaganza Foundation’s Plans To Transform Children’s Lives07.20.16

Lovaganza Foundation is a non-profit organization and an entertainment franchise. The foundation was founded by J.F Gagnon and Genevieve Gagnon. Their dream is to make Lovaganza Foundation “The Mother of all Foundations.” The organization aim is to unite, empower, and inspire other organizations around the world, which have similar objectives. The founders have already visited Masai Mara Village in Kenya and Favella Babiliona in Brazil.
Lovaganza Foundation has organized phenomenal productions, which have impacted the world simultaneously and help raise funds to finance the organization. Moreover, the events aim at creating opportunities and empower other organizations.

The foundation plans to implement an official Universal Quality of Life Program for every child aged between 0 to 15 years old by 2035. The task is not easy. However, Lovaganza Foundation plans to achieve their first objective by identifying and coming up with common goals, which will help them accomplish the project. The foundation welcomes the support of other organizations with similar goals.

Some of the initial goals proposed by the Lovaganza Foundation include the provision of clean drinking water for all children in that age bracket. The foundation aims at availing enough food to all children. It will help prevent starvation and malnutrition-related disorders. They also want to offer a place to sleep for every child and access to primary healthcare. The organization wants all children to receive a vaccination. Another goal for Lovaganza Foundation is ensuring every child gets access to education. They also aim at providing security for every child by liberating them from war activities, forced and early marriages, and child labor.

In the years to come, the foundation plans to study and research the situation of children in each country. This study is set to begin in 2016. After that, the foundation will release documentaries to highlight the observations made. By 2018, the organization hopes to have partnered at least 10 major worldwide organizations, who will embrace its objectives as their own. By 2020, they aim at convincing countries to commit to the goals of the organization. The foundation will then monitor the progress of each country by 2022. They hope by 2025; all nations will support the organization.

The Lovaganza’s Lova World Images Exhibition in May 2013 was s success. More than 300 people turned up to support the organization. Proceeds from the sales of the photographs were donated to The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.

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Ken of Goettl Air Conditioning finds a way to give back07.11.16

Having a career in the HVAC can be financially rewarding but very expensive to start. In addition to paying and taking up college courses for about two years, individuals that graduate from the program will need to have tools in order to begin work as a HVAC technician. These tools come with high price tags and can easily drain the technician’s pocket. To assist with the cost some local HVAC companies allow technicians to use their tools but at a cost. These companies deduct funds from the technicians pay check at the end of each pay period. Thanks to Ken Goodrich and Goettl Air Conditioning, an Army Veteran will be able to start a career as a HVAC technician with the right tools and no expense to him.

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Nick Hughes has been out of the navy for total of 3 years. When he first left, he was indecisive about what he would wanted to do for the rest of his life. Now he is just two weeks shy of graduating from the College of Southern Nevada. By graduating from the college two-year applied science in air conditioning technology program, he will be able to start his career as a HVAC technician. Thanks to Ken Goodrich of Goettl Air Conditional, Hughes will have the proper tools to begin his career. Hughes is the recipient of the Post 9/11 Veterans Tools Award which will provide him with $1,000 in tools.

Goettle Air Conditioning was founded in 1939 by Adam and Gust Goettl. The company was able to expand in 1968 into the city of Las Vegas Valley. While in Nevada the company was able to find much success until the recession hit in 2007. This caused the company to leave the Southern Nevada Area.

Approximately 6 years after leaving Southern Nevada, Goettl Air Conditioning was sold to Ken Goodrich. Goodrich saw the need to expand, so in 2016 the company opened a branch office in Las Vegas.

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Securus Technologies To Educate Consumers on the Illegal Practices of Major Telecommunication Cntractor07.06.16

Richard A. Rick, the CEO of one of the leading telecommunication providers, Securus Technologies has vowed to expose nefarious practices of GTL, Global Tel Link. In a series of press release that would extend to six months, Securus Technologies [A+ rated by the BBB] aims to publish important papers that will highlight the obnoxious practices of GTL, and how GTL robes prisoners and their families. According to the first press release published on the website of PRNewswire, the Louisiana Public Service Commission highlighted gross anomalies carried by Global Tel Link, 18 years earlier. In its report, Louisiana Public Service Commission noted that GTL implanted illegal software in the communication devices across many prisons across Louisiana allowing GTL to add 15 or 36 seconds to the call rates of calls made using the respective prison communication facility.

The 17-page Order No. U-20784-B, also stated that call rates of GTL were also higher than the minimum call charges set by the Public Service Commission. As such, higher rates were illegal and in breach of the contract signed by the company with state prisons. In fact, the company went beyond any ethical standard by adding various amounts of charges after the calls were rated. Also, various add-on programs were developed to extract large sums of cash from the pockets of prisoners and their families. As if it was not enough, the report also highlighted several instances where GTL deliberately engaged in “Double-billing” charging customer twice for a call.

Overall, the report by Louisiana Public Service Commission claimed that such practices caused approximately 1,243,000 to tax payers by overcharging customers. Unfortunately, such reports by the federal authorities are not published in major media making it difficult for the public to get awareness. Therefore, the CEO of Securus Technologies, Richard A. Rick has vowed to educate consumers on the issue.

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Securus Sophistication Meets Big Data06.17.16

On December 21st 2015, Securus ,the leading provider in criminal justice technology, announced and was reported by PR Newswire that it had released THREADS 3.1 which is considered the most advanced big data tool in the corrections market. This new technology provides state of the art programming to help them conduct their investigations. In addition to this, THREADS 3.1 also monitors inmate activity in order to detect suspicious calling patterns, associations and fraternization. In other words, THREADS 3.1 is giving a new outlook to criminal justice technology.
I find that in being able to help investigators carry out their work, Securus is making it harder for criminals who are currently incarcerated to carry out crimes from inside prison. While the most serious of crimes are committed by criminals who are roaming the streets, there is still a lot of criminal activity that is carried out from inside the prison system. Making this process harder for criminals helps to weaken the hierarchy of established gangs which will in turn help to take care of the problems associated with gang culture.

I find it sad whenever I hear about a young person being murdered because of the criminal activity that goes on in America. The sales of illegal drugs and illegal guns has turned many of America’s poorest areas into battlefields, unnecessarily claiming the lives of many individuals. While the issue of criminal violence is a difficult one to tackle, any step toward improving the situation is always a win for society. Securus technology is helping to close loopholes for individuals who have no business walking the streets.

The expansion of Securus technology will only continue to grow. According to this article by Financial-News in the UK, Securus has just expanded its leadership team. This can only mean that security technology that is provided by Securus will only continue to expand. With more heads to tackle the issues associated with the criminal Justice system, Securus is a player in helping make the world a safer place. Visit Crunchbase to get more information on Securus.




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Better Reputation is Damage Control for the Internet06.16.16

The reputation of an organization is everything. If a company has a bad reputation it is only a matter of time before things get out of hand. A company cannot survive if the online reputation is tarnished. That is why Better Reputation is a company that works so well for businesses that are trying to evolve.

There are some businesses that are buried by erroneous articles that present companies in a bad light. The executives that choose to hire reputation management companies to clean up this online dumping ground of bad publicity should find expects that discover companies that unleash this type of content. To do this the reputation management company must have a good group of consultants that know how to scope out bad material that has surfaced.

Better Reputation has the ability to spotlight the content that is bad and do what it takes to make things better. This is the goal of this organization. The people that want to pick an organization that is going to help remove the bad content will need this type of organization.

What company executives will often see is a pattern. One bad story may get comments from other people. This will start a chain reaction. More stories will surface and the reputation of a company brand fails. What Better Reputation does is stop all of that before it gets too far gone.

A business that does not take this seriously will have a difficult time because negative blogs and articles become tweets on Twitter. The stories become hyperlinks that are just passed down from one website to the next. All of this becomes trouble that is brewing. The end result is a business that continues to go deeper into the abyss of bad publicity.

The companies like Better Reputation are established. These are organizations that are well aware of all the dilemmas that companies face when bad information circulates on the web. That is why it makes sense for these companies to exist. These companies restore the balance that is often lost when businesses become the online targets of disgruntled customers.

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Marie Claire Talks to Kate Hudson About Fabletics06.16.16

Marie Claire is an international magazine that was founded by Jean Prouvost and first published in 1937 in France. There are a number of different editions published each month to appeal directly to the woman of the countries where it is released. The magazine typically covers fashion, beauty and health trends, and the U.S. edition is known for including stories about women from around the word. The daughter of the founder is currently running the magazine and has expanded its base over the last few decades. In a recent U.S. issue, actress Kate Hudson spoke to a Marie Claire reporter about her popular clothing line Fabletics.

For those few people who are unfamiliar with the brand, Fabletics is a line of active wear that is designed to look and feel great. They are a high-quality brand that is affordable for everyone. The outfits are made to be worn at the gym, at home or when out running errands. Fabletics is the perfect solution for women who want to feel comfortable all the time, but also need to be dressed in something more appealing than an old t-shirt and yoga pants when they leave the house.

The interview focused on the comfort and functionality of the many options available from the clothing line. Hudson discussed how important it is for women to have active wear they love and can feel confidant while wearing. She is not just a spokesperson, but a part of every facet of the design and sales of the clothing. Hudson believes in Fabletics so much because she wears the clothing too, and even shares with customers her favorite pick each month. Hudson also stressed in the interview that the company has always wanted to make certain their clothing was never priced too high for the average person, because their goal has been to encourage more people to get active. There may not be any studies about how much the brand has encouraged people to get fit, but the increasing popularity of the clothing has proven that its fans find the line as stylish and comfortable as advertised.



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Duda Melzer, Advancing a Family Legacy06.14.16


Businessmen and entrepreneurs are always attempting to plant the seeds of businesses that will flourish and carry on their legacies long after they’re gone. When Mauricio Sirotsky Sobrinho joined Radio Gaucha in 1957, and later started the RBS Group (Grupo RBS) to purchase Radio Gaucha, little did he know he was beginning a 60 year legacy.

Mauricio’s philosophy was to keep open to an ever changing world and rapid technological developments while holding in sight the trials of the human condition and a focus on bringing communities together. When he passed in 1986 his business legacy was carried on first by his brother, Jayme Sirotsky, who later passed RBS Group’s presidency to Mauricio’s son, Nelson Sirotsky. Nelson successfully headed RBS for more than two decades before, in 2012, handing over control to his nephew, Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer better known as Duda Melzer.

Duda Melzer is the son of Mauricio’s daughter, Suzana Sirotsky, and was born in Porto Alegre Brazil on May 13th, 1972. As a young adult he was a studious pupil and earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil and an MBA from Harvard University in the United States. Before joining one of Brazil’s most efficacious family businesses, Duda was the master franchisor of Sweet Sweet Way, a leading chain of candy kiosks and caramelerias in Brazil and Argentina. After departing the candy business, Duda spent a decade as the General Manager of BoxTop Media, a contemporary media company based in New York.

Duda first joined his family’s media and communications conglomerate in 2004 taking on the position of Director General for the Brazilian market. A little over a decade later Melzer now stands at the helm of his grandfather’s legacy both as Chairman and President of the RBS Group. As the third generation of the Sirotsky family to preside over one of Brazil’s largest media companies, Duda promises to follow RBS’ strategies and organizational cultures and to be a guarantor of his grandfather’s purpose and the continued values of the Sirotsky family.

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John Goullet Proves that Innovation is Key in IT Staffing06.13.16

John Goullet has been in the Information Technology sector for quite some time, and he is a well experienced IT professional. After having worked at various firms as a consultant in regards to IT staffing, he decided to start his company that would offer the services better. He then founded Info Technology Company that was listed as the fastest growing firm by Inc. Magazine and it was ranked number eight.

Diversant LLC where he is currently the Principal and co-founder has benefited greatly from his experience. Being a hardworking individual and who is conversant with the IT industry, John Goullet is changing the industry at large. Diversant LLC was formed as a result of a merger between Info technologies and Diversant Inc. in the year 2010. The merger is turning around all about IT staffing needs in the region, and more clients are seeking its services.

Diversant LLC is unique in its operations from the rest of competitors in the industry. Apart from being formed by two aspiring co-founders, it is also the largest African-American owned IT staffing company in the entire United States offering other solutions about the industry. Being led by professionals, its services cannot be matched with any other in the market.

Diversant LLC offers diverse and solution oriented products in nature in nature. It is a one stop company that professionals in the IT industry meet and are connected to the right place to work at. Professionalism is highly prioritized at the firm and among other services includes Information Technology staff augmentation and diversified solutions that fit in the IT sector.

At Diversant LLC Customers are treated as partners but not just like any other clients who just needs a service. It is due to such innovative ways that the company utilizes consultative approaches when handling the customers’ needs. It leads to improved performance, and it also ensures that more and more products are rolled into the market. The company believes in providing its services and activities with the integrity and ethics of the community they serve. Respect for others and introducing innovative products are vital to the industry satisfaction of its daily increased demands.

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Eric Pulier Helps Kids With Terminal Illnesses06.13.16

There are a lot of kids in the world today who have a problem with a chronic or terminal illness. These kids are in a place where they need more assistance in school, and they need to have a chance to talk to people who are just like them. These kids need to have things that will make it easier to get through school, and Eric Pulier has been one of the first people to deal with the problem. He works on the X Prize committee today because he wants to see how much new and good technology can be created from projects that want to go to space, but he also wants to keep up the advocacy he started as a younger man.

The advocacy that he did in the 90s was important for kids who had disabilities, and it also touched the kids who were in need of help with chronic or terminal illnesses. These kids did not have anyone they could talk to about their conditions, and he started Starbright World to help those kids have people to talk to. The advocacy got even more serious as he was helping kids in school who also were able to talk to their peers online.

The advocacy is continuing as a lot of people are still using the technology that he created or spawned. These technologies are great for people who have been disabled, and they are also good for kids in special ed who need that one thing that will make their lives easier. It is easy for kids to get the results that they want when they have something that was made just for helping them. That means that these kids can succeed in school, and they can go on to help others.

Pulier has made sure that all kids are in a position where they can succeed, and he still works on the X Prize team to show that people can use the technology they create to help others. He wants to push people to do better in the world, and he wants to push so that everyone gets what they need.

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