Surround Yourself With The Best And You Can Never Fail

Raj Fernando, grew up in New York as a child of two very intelligent parents. His father was a Fulbright scholar from aboard while his mother studied at Julliard. Starting at a young age, Raj was already surrounded by some of the best minds in the world, his parents. He quickly has come to appreciate that style in the work place of his company. At Chopper Trading, he has a rather intense hiring process. While most firms would look at 30 people, and maybe only hire 3, and fire 27, Raj Fernando does the opposite.

They start by bringing in 2 or 3 candidates, and focus on seeing how they get along with the work environment. They take a tour of the wall less offices, a detailed explanation of their potential duties, and a quick hi to everyone they might be working with or interacting on some level with. Programmers for example start with meeting Raj, and are given some quick questions that promote creativity. Nothing technical is asked at this stage, since Raj is not a programmer himself. If Raj likes him or her, they are sent to the programmers for more intense interviewing. The people they meet are related to the vacancy by either having had the job, have the job currently, or are training for a job at the time. After all the interviews are done the person is circled back to Raj who at that point knows if they are going to fit into the culture or not based on his valued employees’ reviews of the candidate.

Raj Fernando was given some amazing advice while working for a Hillary Clinton foundation; Surround yourself with the best and brightest and nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams. This is advice that he has unknowingly been following since he was young.

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Town Residential Shoots for Luxury

The idea behind Town Residential was to provide a luxury real estate company in a market that was essentially locked up and unable to be penetrated in the past. This is something that Town Residential has worked hard toward and it has allowed them the chance to make sure that they are doing things the right way for their clients.


Town Residential offers luxury living options to all of their clients. They work hard to make sure that they are providing luxury solutions to the people who they serve so that they are able to make the most out of their business for people. People who previously were unable to find a great home to buy in New York City are now able to find homes that are not only easy to live in but also have the ability to provide luxury options.


Some clients that Town Residential has have been major players in New York City culture. From politicians to celebrities and everything in between, Town Residential has been able to work with many different clients. While their contracts prohibit them from saying who, exactly, they have worked with, they have made hints at some major people who are a part of the culture. This has allowed them the chance to improve the choices that they have and has given them a great list of references of people who have been happy with the options that they have when it comes to the different things in real estate.


Town Residential was only started three years ago. While this is a relatively long time for a business to be in business in New York City, it is somewhat of a short time for someone to be as successful as what Town Residential has been. Most real estate agencies in New York City do not make it past their first year.


Throughout the three short years that they have been in business, Town Residential has been making waves. They recently opened their tenth office. This is huge for the company and is something that they feel has made things different for the company. It has given them the chance to serve even more clients than what they had before. Their new office gives them the opportunity to reach people who they would not have been able to reach otherwise and allows them the chance to do much more in a place that is convenient for them and for the clients that they have worked hard to serve.


George Soros and Glenn Beck: A Tale of Slander

One of the worst character assassinations in the last ten years was performed by Glenn Beck back in 2010. His target was hedge fund titan and philanthropist George Soros, one of the world’s richest men.

Soros, as a boy in Budapest, Hungary during the Nazi takeover was a member of a Jewish family which had to hide their identity. He lived for a time with a Christian family after his parents left the country. Soon, he saw the Nazis exit and the communists take over the nation. Soros left Hungary as a teenager and traveled alone to England, working as a porter and a waiter along the way. He enrolled in the London School of Economics, and in 1956, he got his first job on Wall Street, and became a wealthy man.

Beck broadcast his three-hour rant on Fox News. It was a diatribe against one individual, complete with lies, innuendos, and conspiracy theories. He cast Soros as an anti-Semite, colluding with the Nazis and an enemy of Israel. He did not say that Soros was a 13 year old boy at the time, and had no influence at all in Nazi dealings. “Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps,” said Beck, creating an especially ugly lie.

He portrayed Soros as wanting to destroy the American government out of greed, and then set up a global empire with himself in command. He also said that Soros was going to manipulate the currency creating a huge inflation, bringing America “to its knees.”

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What Beck did not tell his audience was that Soros has for years been an advocate for freedom and democracy. In 1984, he opened his first Open Society office in Budapest. The Open Society Foundation on Forbes was started in 1979 as a network in various countries, many located in the Soviet empire, and was dedicated to helping form societies “where rights are respected, government is accountable, and no one has the monopoly on the truth.”

The office in Budapest was opened to bring information to Hungarians. They had to register all typewriters with the police. Soros managed to bring in copy machines, and was able to spread knowledge far and wide despite the government. Soon, he opened more offices in the Soviet bloc countries. It has been said that the four most important people to bring down communism in the eighties were Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II and George Soros.

But Beck said, “Soros has helped fund the Velvet Revolution in the Ukraine, the Rose Revolution in Georgia. He also helped engineer coups in Slovakia, Croatia, and Yugoslavia. So what is his target now? Us. America.” Did Beck not realize these were communist dictatorships? And all these “revolutions” were peaceful, and there were no real coups to engineer in the Balkans. Soros may be the one private individual who had the most influence in bringing down the Iron Curtain. See:

Soros continues to fund democratic and liberal causes, and has taken on domestic issues. He has also donated heavily to Democratic candidates.

Brazilian Real Estate Companies On The Rise


Brookfield Incorporacoes is a Brazilian real estate company that was founded in 2008. Today, it sits as the fifth largest real estate company in Brazil. It is a subsidiary of Canadian Brookfield Asset Management. It was founded through the merger of Brascan Company and MB Engenharia. The company focuses its business in the economic, mid-low, middle, mid-high and high-end sectors of the residential development business. It operates commercially in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Goiania, Campo Grande, Cuiaba, Curitiba, and Campinas.


PDG Realty S.A. Empreendimentos e Participações is a real estate company founded in 1979. It is based out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Today, it sits as the second largest real estate company in Brazil.


Construcap has been in business for over 70 years. This company focuses on several market segments: industrial, oil and gas, commercial build, and heavy civil. They are one of the largest construction companies in Brazil, and was ranked one of the best companies in the construction sector by eSportes Terra, Special Edition of the Best and Greatest companies in Brazil in 2012. With its 10,000 employees, they were able to generate over US$760 million in revenue in 2014 alone.


In 2012, Construcap and Flour Corporation joined hands to form CFPS Engenharia e Projetos, S.A. This joint venture was in an effort to pursue engineering, procurement and construction management services in Brazil. CFPS Engenharia e Projetos combines Construcap’s notable prosperity and sustained presence in Brazil with Fluor’s project execution leadership and global resources.  Construcap has also begun construction on a brand new Fiat factory, details of which can be sought here: Fábrica da Fiat – Construcap – Goiana – PE – Em Andamento

Doe Deere Leads and Enchants for Lime Crime

Doe Deere is a fascinating, beautiful, revolutionary, young woman. She has taken her physical attributes and public relations skills learned as a member of a struggling rock band in NYC, and turned them into a personality and a business brand. The company she founded on eBay is named Lime Crime, a playful name using her favorite color at the time. Her brand and Doe Deere have become wildly popular and have allowed her and her husband to move into new digs in the Los Angeles area.

She was recently interviewed in ideamensch, and a series of photos were included in the reporting. Thanks to ideamensch we know her husband’s name, Mark, and that he holds a position within the company.

Doe Deere is involved in mentoring other women in their business endeavors, and her advice should be taken as she had had great success in her business dealings. Deere’s operating management style is one of love and encouragement, and she disdains those executives who rule will an iron fist.

Her business days are spent consulting members of her staff, but she is the figurehead and driving force in Lime Crime, and her efforts have propelled the company to the forefront of the cosmetics industry.

The photos taken with the interview show Doe Deere as a still fashionable model for her brand. In the photos, a sense of feminine perfection is displayed in colors and outfits to shock the sensibilities of even the avant-garde. Read the entire article and enjoy the photo spread here: But she not only pulls off the looks but inspires and creates in us a need to know more about this diva. She has that certain something, an undefined quality that she shares with Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Sophia Loren. This special look is impossible to define but you know who has it in this world of unsophisticated media personalities trying to become stars. Some have succeeded in a monetary sense but getting to the status of a Hepburn or Monroe is more difficult. Doe Deere has a chance to join this select crowd but she seems happy to be a wealthy cosmetics executive with a quirky fashion sense. Hollywood stardom is not the only way to become famous and Deere is making her case for this title every time she is interviewed.


President of Eucatex Company, Flavio Maluf, Optimistic About the Growth of the Manufacturing Industry in Brazil


Mr. Maluf who is both an executive entrepreneur and President of Eucatex, according to Consultasocio, is confident that the short-term future of the manufacturing sector in the country will see some improvements. With the manufacturing sector experiencing constant fluctuation in industrial confidence in 2015, Mr. Maluf has claimed that most manufacturing executives share his sentiments about an improving sector.


The Industrial Confidence Index (ICI) in a report that indicated a 2.1 increase in the index showed the increase in business confidence. The ICI recorded 86.1 points in August while recording 88.2 points in the previous month of August. The index had suffered a 1-point drop and gained a 2.1 increase during that one-month period. The highest ever-recorded level is 88.8 points recorded in July 2014.


About Flavio Maluf


Flávio Maluf has been with Eucatex Group since 1987, LinkedIn shows us. Before he became president, Mr. Maluf went through many positions before becoming reaching the top. In 1996, he became part of the executive team of the company. A year later after his appointment as an executive, Mr. Maluf was appointed the president of Eucatex Group.


Education and Background of Flavio Maluf


Mr. Maluf was born in Brazil in December 1961. He attended Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in São Paulo where he earned a Mechanical Engineering Degree. He continued his Education at renowned NYU where he also lived for a year.


With spouse of 30 years, Jacqueline de Lourdes Torres Coutinho, they have born three children: two girls and a boy. A 22-year-old girl and a graduate in chemical engineering from a London university. A 19-year-old girl and an entrepreneur having founded an administration company. A 15-year-old boy who is an engineering aspirant.  Follow Flavio on Facebook for more about him and his lovely family.


About Eucatex Company


Eucatex Group was founded in 1951 with the aim of constructing metal sheets for the community. In 1994, the business evolved and started production and sale of synthetic wood lines and insulators made from eucalyptus wood fibers. Until date the company continues to grow, it produces wood to supply furniture manufacturers among other things to foreign markets.