No more Coke?


Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in Crisis | Posted on 25-05-2016

Coca-Cola has declared they will totally quit making sugar based beverages out of Venezuela, since Venezuela is out of sugar. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro proclaimed a monetary crisis in Venezuela back in January. This shocking declaration came just two days after Venezuela’s oil value had dropped to $24 a barrel, the lowest reported in 12 years.

The generation of sugar-sweetened refreshments will be suspended in the coming days after nearby supplier Danilo Diaz Grandos reported they had come up short on the material used to make the beverages. The company reported by MySpace recently announced that at this moment they are not expecting the conclusion of their focal office, and they are not completely leaving the nation. All of the companies drinks that do not contain sugar are not expected or reported to be influenced and the organization said that its workplaces and centers for distribution stay open in Venezuela.



Goettl Air Conditioning Back With Solid Reputation


Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in Business | Posted on 24-05-2016

In 2012 the Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning Repairmen company was in a tough spot. Moral and the general level of performance were quite low. The company’s former senior management team had run the company into the ground with bad decisions fueled by greed. They were attempting to grow extremely quickly on the backs of their employees, without proper capitalization.

Morale was in the toilet already before the government’s announcement of charges against the company for sales and marketing fraud issues. The company had no forward vision, unhappy employees, and very upset competitors. Forty employees immediately left the company; about one-third of the 120 total employees. Ken Goodrich bought Goettl in December 2012 and spent the next 18 months reorganizing the company, starting at the top. First he lopped off the whole ineffective management team, including the president.

Goodrich said he has made a career of fixing HVAC companies in trouble, twenty of them in total. But, he said, Goettl was “…a different animal.” The first problem he resolved was with the non-functioning way the company responded to customer complaints. He points out that all companies must effectively deal with any kind of criticism. He then weeded out the other problem children in the management team, including the General Manager, Service Manager, Operations Manager, and a long list of “cronies”. He assembled a much more effective management team. When he was done cleaning house, Goettl became what it is today, with a 58 vehicle fleet operated by 84 employees.

Now Goettl is in great shape. In 2014 alone they made revenue of $20 million. Part of their new success has been Goodrich’s command to return to over 300 former installations to review the quality of each one. This cost many hundreds of thousands of dollars, but Goodrich said it was worth it, because it established a new and glowing reputation for the firm; that they would work hard to meet a much higher bar of quality. He even insisted that every installation be photographed and then he personally evaluates the job, based on what he sees in the pictures, and only then will he allow the job to be flagged as complete.

The new Goettl Air Conditioning offers all types of installation and service of commercial and residential air comfort services in Phoenix, AZ, and surrounding areas. They install heat pumps, central air, air cleaners, ductless minis, UV lights, humidifiers, furnace systems, and radiant heaters. Their new customer service is second to none, with a 100% unconditional guarantee and 24/7 response times. Their technicians are expert professionals that work to attain true customer satisfaction.

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Achievements Made By Coriant Under Shaygan Kheradpir’s Leadership


Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in CEO | Posted on 13-05-2016


Coriant is an independent entity that was formed in 2013. Coriant engages in the development of dynamic and innovative solutions to networking problems. The history of the firm dates back to the 1990s when the Siemens Transmission Technology came to the fore. Over the years, technology transitioned from Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy to Synchronous Digital Hierarchy. Between the late 90s and the early 2000s, the DWDM was developed to enhance the transmission capacity.
The technology is derived from Siemens Optical Networks, Sycamore Networks and Tellabs. An official launch of the company was done in March 2013. In same year, May 6, the firm broke off from Nokia Siemens Network through the ownership of Marlin Equity Partners.
At the time, there was an expected merge with Sycamore, a firm that had also been purchased by Marlin Equity in 2013. The firm whose head quarters are in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, was set to operate as Coriant America Inc. Recently, Marlin Equity announced plans to merge Coriant and Tellabs, a company based in Naperville, Illinois. Tellabs was acquired in December 2013. The merger saw Coriant retain its name.
Coriant engages in the business of selling software and hardware for optical transmissions. These software and hardware are sold to mobile, voice and data networks. The company’s products include optical multiplexing, multi service provisioning and cross connection of optical paths. Coriant also develops software products that aid in network planning and network management. Coriant’s current competitors include Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Infinera and Ciena. The optical revenue of Coriant has been gradually rising.
About Shaygan Kheradpir
Shaygan Kheradpir is the current chief executive officer of Coriant. Kheradpir has been in the telecom industry for about 28 years. His career started at GTE, which was later rebranded to Verizon. Kheradpir’s career blossomed at Verizon and GTE where he served in various positions including the chief information of technology and Executive Vice President. He was responsible for the roll out of the FiOS service, which required an investment of more than $20 billion. As a member of the executive team, Shaygan made major changes that led to the creation of huge infrastructure programs.
Later, Shaygan moved to Barclays where he served as the chief operations and technology officer. Additionally, he served as a member of Barclay’s executive committee. In his new position, Kheradpir will be tasked with the duty of boosting the company’s growth. Shaygan is capable of handling the task because he has worked closely with the senior management team as an advisor to the Marlin Equity Partners.

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The New Importance of Online Reputation Management


Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in Business Ingenuity, Google, Online Reputation Management | Posted on 12-05-2016


In the world of online business, online reputation management has become more and more important. It used to deal with reversing negative Google search results. but now it involves coming up with a strategy to promote a company’s brand. Here are a few reasons why companies should pay attention to ORM.

Customers will post messages, both positive and negative.

Brands that did not pay enough attention to customers changing attitudes have

68 percent of customers trust reviews that have been posted online.

86 percent of buyers can be influenced by negative online reviews.


Here’s a good reason why companies should pay attention to customer reaction. 24 percent of American adults have posted comments about products or services they have purchased. Positive reviews from customers can help you a little, but bad reviews can have five times more impact on the negative side.

Word of mouth about products and services have become increasingly important when it comes to online perception of a company and what it has to offer. Customers especially believe in word of mouth assessments when it comes from relatives and friends. Online reputation management should be seen on a global scale even if your company has not reached that point in scope. If you focus on good quality customer service your reputation may shine past even your customer base.

Too many bad reviews can do harm to a company in an immediate fashion. With the use of ORM there are ways you can start to bounce back. If negative reviews are a part of only a few total reviews, ORM can use methods to get more total reviews, hoping that a good portion of them will be positive. If the negative reviews are legitimate, then a company has to quickly solve the problem and fix bad reviews. In some cases a company has no control over super negative comments they may receive. Some action can be taken if there is defamatory language used. If there is intent to damage a company’s reputation, or if the information spread is blatantly incorrect.

The Search Fixers is an example of an Online Reputation management company that will help companies reverse negative press they are experiencing on the internet. They are currently offering thirty percent off the first month of a subscription for the ORM service.

New Beneful Dog Food Formulas


Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in Feeding Your Pooch | Posted on 12-05-2016

Dogs have always been regarded as man’s best friend. A lot of people keep dogs as pets at home depending on the preference of the owner. There are different breeds of dogs each breed with different needs, but the one thing they all need is food. Food is essential for development, growth and well being of dogs. The right combination of nutrients in food is required to sustain the health of dogs. There are many variety brands of dog food in the market. Among them is Beneful, which is one of the most purchased brands on Wal-Mart by dog owners.

Beneful first appeared on the market in 2001 and is produced by Nestle Purina PetCare. Nestle PurinaStore PetCare have come up with new formulas for Beneful dry food which have been in development for more than two years. These formulas are set to be distributed from May 9th to some retail shops in the southwestern region of the USA. The new product will be convenient in the entire United States from August. As stated in The Huffington Post the Beneful new formulas are originals with Real Beef, Incredibles with Real Beef, Originals with Real Chicken, Incredibles with Real Chicken, Playful Life, Healthy Puppy and Healthy Weight. The Beneful formula; Originals with Real Salmon will be available in 2017.

Added sugars and propylene glycol have not been included in the new formulas. Although the FDA approves propylene glycol, it has been highly criticized as harmful to dogs. Hence, it was replaced with all natural glycerin. Nestle Purina PetCare is also in the process of developing new formulas for Beneful canned wet dog food. The Beneful dry food new formulas have been made with considerations on their nutritional and health value. Visit for more info.

The Amazing Life of Stephen Murray


Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in CEO, Good Life | Posted on 10-05-2016

Stephen Murray is a man who will live in the memories of businessmen all over the world. Murray was a successful private equity investor who founded and led his own firm, CCMP Capital. The firm specializes in buyout transactions as well as growth equity transactions. Armed with his degree from Boston College, Murray joined a training program as a credit analyst at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation. Read more: West Village Townhouse for $17 Million

After five years, Stephen Murray proceeded to join MH Equity. The firm comprised of a combination of the equity group at Manufacturers Hanover with its leveraged finance unit. In 1991, Manufacturers Hanover was bought by Chemical Bank. This led to the merger of MH Equity with Chemical Venture Partners.

1996 saw Chemical Bank enter into a merger with Chase Manhattan Corporation. This saw Chemical Venture Partners change its name to Chase Capital Partners. In 2005, Stephen Murray received his appointment to serve as the head of buyout business at the prestigious JP Morgan Partners. Read more: 5 Questions with Stephen Murray, CEO of CCMP Capital

Murray was later involved in the formation of CCMP as a co-founder in 2006. CCMP was a spinout of JP Morgan Chase. The new firm comprised of the buyout and growth equity team from JP Morgan Chase. In the following year in 2007, CCMP named Stephen Murray as the Chief Executive Officer.

With Stephen Murray, leadership came naturally. This is the reason he was appointed by various companies to serve in their boards. Among the many companies he served include The Vitamin Shoppe, Aramark, AMC Entertainment, Octagon Credit Investors, Strongwood Insurance Holdings among others.

Following in the footsteps of other successful businessmen and investors, Stephen Murray was actively involved in philanthropic acts that aimed to bring positive change to society. Among the beneficiaries of his generosity are the Food Bank located in Lower Fairfield County, Make-A-Wish Foundation based in New York, Stamford Museum, Columbia Business School and Boston College. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP:

His hard work has not been forgotten by the team at CCMP Capital. Greg Brenneman, Murray’s successor as CEO of CCMP Capital, eulogizes Stephen Murray as a terrific investor who was exceptionally good at making deals. He goes on to express his gratitude for the positive contributions made by Murray to the firm in the time he led the company.

Stephen Murray was a devoted husband and father. He resided in Stamford, Connecticut, with his wife Tami A. Murray. The couple was blessed with four sons. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP:

China’s Economy Headed for the Collapse Warns George Soros


Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in Economics | Posted on 29-04-2016

A debt-propelled economy carries enormous risks of collapse according to economists. In most cases, the risk of collapse and recession has a domino effect on on the economies of other states around the world. A perfect example is the global crisis of 2007-08 that started out in the United States.

China has produced enough evidence of a looming recession that reminds George Soros of the crisis mentioned above in the US. Soros pointed to the 2.3 Trillion Yuan of Chinese debt as compared to the global median of 1.4 trillion Yuan. Such a figure raises concerns over the sustainability of such debt in future despite the Chinese economy performing well in the last two months.

Indeed, the real estate market has boosted the Chinese economy. However, investors in real estate borrow heavily from Chinese banks which have led to a scenario of more loans than deposits. Soros also pointed to unhealthy lending practice on between individual banks to facilitate investment portfolios. According to Soros, such activity may promote growth in certain sectors but eventually the economy will witness a crunch.

The insights George Soros provides in such matters cannot be taken lightly and have prompted responses from various quarters. Some Chinese authorities had called a bluff on the prediction citing that Soros had made similar forecasts before but turned out wrong every time. Other authorities in the Asia- Pacific region have also questioned the Chinese government’s role in initiating structural reforms to address future risks.
Read more: China’s Economy Headed for the Collapse Warns George Soros

George Soros founded the Soros Management Fund, which later became the Quantum fund upon his retirement. Many consider him a pioneer in the field of investment banking on owing to his reputation in London and New York in the 1950’s where most investment banks sprung. Soros has served the most prestigious firms in those cities before going into private practice. He has also inspired other generations of bankers in the market.

One of Soros’ career highlights came from his successful wagers on currencies such as the Sterling Pound that earned him a $1 billion in a single day. This event of 1991 is known as the day the Bank of England broke. George Soros also led the Soros Fund from inception to grossing billions of dollars annually until the global financial crisis of 2008 hit. Soros believes in knowledge sharing, and he gives public talks and lectures on matters of investment and economic development.

Writing also allows Soros to express his varied opinions one economic, political and social issues. He has authored several books including the Alchemy of Finance, The Tragedy of the European Union as well as essays on the refugee crisis in Europe. George Soros also plays an active role in the organization of the Open Society Foundations he founded.

Have The Best Fine Dining Experience At Brian Bonar’s New Bellamy Restaurant


Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in Brian | Posted on 26-04-2016

According to San Diego Magazine, Brian Bonar is a greatly successful businessman. His success has been built by his long-term experience in the business markets where he has worked for various market leading organizations. During his business career, Brian Bonar has largely held executive positions in most of his workplaces.

He is currently the chief executive officer and president of Dalrada Financial Corporation. He has been with this firm for over a decade, and he has helped it greatly grow in the business markets. Brian Bonar has also worked for various great business firms like Trucept Inc., The Amanda Corporation, Smart-tek Automated Services Inc. and Allegiant Professional Business Services Inc.

Brian Bonar’s success in business is also greatly contributed to his strong academic foundation. He is a holder of an Undergraduate Business Degree, a Masters’ in Business Administration and a doctorate in the same field. He pursued all of his higher learning studies at Staffordshire University and also graduated from the same institution.

But Brian Bonar’s interests extend far beyond business into the hospitality and fine dining sectors. He is a great fan of fine dining, and this passion has made him venture into the hospitality industry. He is the owner of a famous San Diego fine dining restaurant known as Bellamy –

Bellamy is a San Diego Based and Brian Bonar owned restaurant that has specialized in providing top quality French cuisines to the California people. This restaurant has Patrick Ponsaty as its Master chef. Mr. Pontasy is a Master French Chef, who has been in the hospitality industry for over 31 years. Brian Bonar recently opened a new outlet for his Bellamy brand at the Bandy Canyon Ranch. Patrick Ponsaty will be the Corporate Chef at this outlet. This restaurant seeks to incorporate luxury, space and fine dining into one environment. Brian Bonar says that he hopes his restaurant will be able to make a difference in the American hospitality sector by setting new standards and records.

Patrick Ponsaty is an award winning chef. So far, he has received over 15 awards in different categories. He is also one of the only two Master chefs that San Diego has. This Master Chef is also famed for his great personality and good interpersonal relationships. Brian Bonar had dedicated himself to providing his clients at the be Bellamy restaurant with the best services. He has picked the best professionals in the hospitality industry work with him. With his investment at the Bandy Canyon Ranch, Brian Bonar seeks to turn an over the 144-acre grassy property to a signature four-star restaurant that is capable of hosting large events. Brian Bonar says that his dream is to revolutionize the hospitality industry in San Diego and make it among the top fine dining destinations in the United States.

Highland Capital Growth Plan


Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in Business | Posted on 22-04-2016

Every company in business today wants to continue to grow and develop its leaders. Highland Capital recently made a great higher that will continue to propel it to the next stage of the industry. Over time, bringing in top talent is one of the most important things that any business does. James Dondero has a solid plan for the future of Highland Capital, and that is more evident than ever with this most recent hire. Anyone who wants to know how to run a business should look at his example over the past couple of years.

There are a lot of people who want to take their business to the next level. However, few people are able to put the time and work in like James Dondero has. There are a lot of steps to building a business over time, and Dondero has made an excellent plan for doing so. Even in bad economic times, he never lost hope and kept working like he knew that he would succeed. After many years of hard work, it is safe to say that he has done well for himself in the world of business. There are few people who understand what it takes to succeed at a high level like James Dondero. Over the long term, anyone looking to build a business needs to concentrate on delivering value to customers. It is safe to say that James has done that during his time at Highland Capital.

There are many customers looking for ways to invest in the future. As the economy comes back from the recession, it is important to invest in areas that have a lot of potential growth. Anyone who is looking for ways to invest should work with experts in the field like James Dondero. He has a great gift of breaking things down to make them seem more easy than complex. Over the long term, this strategy is one that has benefited him in a variety of different ways.

James Dondero has a lot of plans for Highland Capital in the coming years. One of the things that makes him unique is the ability to look out into the future and see the things to come. He is a great example of how to succeed in the world of business today, even while working in a difficult industry over time.


Keith Mann Donates to Education


Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in Philanthropy, Uncommon Schools | Posted on 22-04-2016

Education is one of the most important areas of the economy to invest in. Over the long term, this is the one area that can help people increase their standard of living over time. There are a lot of people who claim to care about education. Few people actually invest in education in the New York area like Keith Mann. Over a long period of time, education is an integral part of the economy for many people. In a recent development, Keith Mann announced the funding of even more schools. It is important to recognize his achievement in the field overall. There are a lot of people looking for ways to fund education even more than he has. However, few people have actually put money into the area like he has.

Mann has had a lot of success in business over the long term. Not only has he developed rapidly in a corporate setting, but he has also started a variety of his own companies. This is a great way for Keith Mann to develop his skills and influence in the field. There are few people who are able to impact the industry like he is. Investing in education is one of the most important things that anyone can do, and Keith Mann shows constantly that he cares about people from all income levels. Anyone who is wanting to help others should take a lesson from Keith. He has been able to change many schools in the New York area simply by investing his time and his money. There are few people who are as loved in the area as him.

There are a lot of school districts that do not receive adequate funding for their children. This results in the children not being able to learn at the rate they should. Over time, anyone who wants to invest their time and money can make a positive impact in the life of a child. There are a lot of ways to get involved in your local school, and Keith Mann sets a great example in his area by doing so.

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