Bernado T. Chua – The First Ever Man To Sell Ganoderma In Coffee In North America

It is a good thing to associate with people who matter in the society – people who will inspire you in your line of interest. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, then you might want to identify yourself with one Bernardo T. Chua.

He has just proved that for one to be successful in business, they need to pursue their dream and put more emphasis on what they are good at. For Bernardo Chua, he is good and believes in direct selling and the benefits of Ganoderma, a type of mushroom with medicinal qualities, mostly found growing on logs. He attributes this knowledge from his rich Chinese heritage

His success in business is deep rooted to his mode of making sales through direct selling. This is a way of selling his product directly to consumers; away from an established retain location. While peddling used to be an ancient direct selling method, these days there is the one-on-one demonstration, party plan method, internet sales and more.

Bernado Chua, through his multilevel company Organo Gold, is involved in creating awareness and selling consumable products with extracts of Ganoderma in many parts of the world. In the last decades, he has concentrated in coffee and teas, making sure that he taps into the booming North America markets. He is now on record as the first person to successfully market the herb in coffee and tea in the North America region.

In 2015, the CEO and founder of Organo Gold announced the opening of his company’s new branch in Turkey.

This is his 39th country to launch his business operations. He explains that his enterprise in Turkey will unite its Asia, European and African operations and help better serve the company’s distributors and consumers in the region.

Throughout his career, Bernardo Chua has received a couple of awards, first from the Dangal ng Bayan, for Business and Industry, Award for The National Shoppers Choice for the top direct selling food supplement company.

He has also scooped the award for Direct Sales Company of the Year on at least five different occasions. He continues to offer millions of people with meaningful employment activities as he expands his business throughout the world.

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Jeremy Goldstein: Lion of the Law

Dealing with legal issues is frustrating, and often leaves one with more questions than answers.  Thankfully, the Bar Association of New York has created a tool that relieves some of the burden; they have provided the people of New York with The New York State Bar Association Trusted Lawyer Referral and Information service (LRIS.) This online, confidential service is available 24-hours per day at  and compliments the telephone service already in place for over three decades. This is a helpful alternative can be reached during regular business hours at 1-800-342-3661.


Choosing a lawyer is overwhelming and time-consuming.  LRIS simplifies the process by easily matching an individual with the perfect lawyer to effectively represent their situation.  As stated by Claire Gutekunst, State Bar President, “Individuals often need lawyers in times of stress. Our Lawyer Referral and Information Service is a lower-pressure way to get legal help. Individuals can have the confidence that they will be matched.” Echoing her sentiments is Tony Lai, CEO of and partners with LRIS, “We are proud to partner with one of the largest associations of lawyers in the world to redefine how lawyers can scale the delivery of legal services to a greater number of people at a lower cost, and to create the trusted, go-to online destination for consumers and businesses seeking to rely on New York law, all around the world.”


The LRIS website works very simply.  The person looking for an attorney goes to the website and fills out a confidential form describing their legal dilemma, and where they are located. Upon reviewing the questionnaire, the staff will match the person with a near-by lawyer. If the individual lives in any of the 17 counties that has a local referral program, the State Bar will forward the request to the correct bar association for that county. This is a free referral service, however when the person talks with the attorney, there’s a $35 fee for an initial 30-minute consultation (not applicable to cases involving unemployment/worker’s compensation, personal injury, medical malpractice, social securing and cases involving veterans or military law.) Upon completion of the first consultation, the individual is not obligated to retain the attorney.  However, if the lawyer is chosen to represent them, all costs are discussed between the attorney and client.


This service not only empowers the public, but also grows the practices of many attorneys serving New York.  According to Elena Tastensen, a Sarasota Springs lawyer serving as chair of the Association’s Committee on Lawyer Referral, “The carefully screened client referrals, coupled with the new online technology, also will help attorneys serve additional clients; The Lawyer Referral and Information Service really helped me grow my practice”


Founded in 1876, and Consisting of approximately 72,000 members, the New York State Bar Association is considered the largest bar association in the United States.  One of its most respected members is Jeremy L. Goldstein, founder of Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates, LLC.  His firm represents corporations and committees dealing with CEOs, team management, executive compensation, and corporate oversite.


Mr. Goldstein partnered at the wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz firm prior to the founding of his own firm.  Some of his legal accomplishments include:  Dow Chemical Company/Rohm and Has Company, Merk/Schering Plough Corporation, Goldman Sachs/Kinder Morgan, Inc, Bank of America Corporation/and Morgan Chase & Co./Bank One Corporation.  Goldstein also serves several charities including the Fountain House which assists in recovery from mental illness and Make a Wish Foundation of Metro New York.


Mr. Goldstein earned is J.D. from NYU School of Law, an M.S. from the University of Chicago, and s B.A. Cum Laude with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University.  He currently sits as the chair of the Mergers & Acquisition Subcommittee of the Executive Compensation Committee of the ABA Business Section.  He is a well-known writer and speaker on the topic of corporate governing and executive compensation and to top of his exemplary accomplishments, Mr. Goldstein is even named as one of the leading executive compensation lawyers in the Chambers USA Guide to Americas Leading Lawyers for Business and also in Legal 500.  You can reach the office of Mr. Goldstein at 212.256.1225.


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Orange Coast College Narrowly Misses National Rowing Championship

While the Orange Coast College men’s rowing team hoped to place better than nine at the 2017 American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship Regatta, they still consider this a major accomplishment when this college’s team was up against Notre Dame, the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina.

Even those these colleges are much bigger than the 25,000 students attending this Coasta Mesa, California, community college, the team finished only about eight minutes behind the winner in the grueling race lasting almost six hours.

11 National Rowing Championships

While the team did not finish as well as expected this year, this small Californian college has already won 11 national championships. Many of the nine members on the team have never rowed a boat until they joined the team at Orange Coast Community College. Yet, they will go on to join major university teams that beat them this year. Learn more about Orange Coast College: and

Secret to Success

Part of the secret to the success of the Orange Coast Community College rowing team is Assistant Coach Steve Morris who arrives at the training center before 5::30 AM each day. Steve was on the rowing team while a student at Orange Coast College. He then became the head coach in the 1990s, but he stepped away when his family was young. Now, he has returned as the assistant coach.

Importance of Teamwork

Morris says that a great team must learn to work together as a team. While there are nine individual rowers, each much work in unity with the others to make a great team. Morris says that these young students can apply that same principle to other areas of their lives rather they choose to go on to a four-year college or get a job in the marketplace.

If you are interested in attending community college in the Coasta Mesa area, then make sure to consider Orange Coast Community College. Students find a variety of accredited programs allowing them to advance in their careers or learn a new one.

How Mike Heiligenstein Strives to Mitigate Traffic Congestion in Austin

Mike Heiligenstein is a professional administrator who has held top jobs in Texas. He is the Williamson County’s former county commissioner and currently works at the Central Texas Region Mobility Authority where he is the executive director. Heiligenstein has been serving the company since 2003, and he heads all its operations. He is a graduate of the University of Texas where he was awarded his undergraduate and master’s degrees. As the head of CTRMA, Mike has been ensuring that all the road networks in Texas are modernized. The firm was founded by the government, and its mandate is to oversee the construction of improved highways in the Williamson and Travis counties.


Heiligenstein once made a contribution in the Statesman where he spoke about how Austin’s population has been increasing every year and its significant effect on the traffic mobility in the region. CTRMA is devoted to using the latest forms of civil engineering techniques in improving all the highways in the Travis and Williamson counties. One of the tactics that it has used in bettering mobility is the construction of the cyclist and pedestrian lanes that were missing.


CTRMA has managed to modernize most of the roads that connect different towns in Williamson and Travis counties. The company successfully constructed the 183A toll road, and this has greatly facilitated mobility between Cedar Park and Leander. It also completed the U.S 290 toll road, which is a highway that has significantly mitigated the traffic congestion that was between Manor and Austin. The road can be used by triple the number of vehicles that pass on the non-toll road every day. CTRMA has been using top-notch technology in its projects. One of these is the MoPac Express Lanes, which have fiber lines that can detect and report vehicles that are in the wrong lanes. This helps in reducing traffic offender,s and therefore, bettering mobility.


Various private organizations have collaborated with CTRMA to deal with the traffic congestion issue. The company has partnered with the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization in bettering the operations of Highway Emergency Response Operator (HERO). HERO assists motorists in dealing with minor mechanical problems in case their vehicles break down along highways. CTRMA also collaborated with Carma, to encourage ride sharing to reduce the number of vehicles on the roads. It has also worked with Metropolia in building a mobile phone application that updates drivers on the state of traffic in different roads.


The Elegance of Richard Mishaan Design

Richard Mishaan is the owner and founder of Richard Mishaan Design firm, a leading interior design firm across the globe. The company has been present for more than two decades where they have been committed to creating timeless and artistic designs. He is Colombian-born but based in New York. Richard did his studies in architecture at Columbia University and started his career as an apprentice in Philip Johnson’s office. He embraces aesthetic diversity in his work and also relishes debonair synergy between high and low, old and new, subtle and exuberant.



Taste of an Elegant Home



Richard’s dedication to design has made his design highly sought-after. Richard lived in the fifth avenue overlooking the Central Park for 18 years. Together with his wife Marcle Rofle Mishaan, they used to decorate their home. A quick glance at his house would reveal the artistic designs that Richard Mishaan Design firm had incorporated. His wife said that their apartment was like a Lab to Richard; he was always trying new things in the house.



Secret Behind Richard’s Blossoming



Richard Mishaan Design is based on the concept of individualization. Richard works to create an additional context for his clients rather than forcing his context on them. He also incorporates personal art from his friends and associates expertise.



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One of my favorite projects that Richard Mishaan Design has worked is the Queen Anne home located along the New York’s island drive. The home is unique and outstanding. The house is characterized by navy blue and white shades and glass jute accents. The most stupendous artwork in the house is a fiberglass and rubberized paint statue, which was done by a graffiti artist known as KAWS. The house also has a ceramic Swedish stove. Richard Mishaan Design redid the house in 2009.


Vijay Eswaran And The Keys To The QI Group’s Success

Many people are skeptical of the potential benefits of becoming involved with the multilevel marketing industry. But the spectacular success of Vijay Eswaran and the QI Group has led countless people to change their perspective. The Malaysian entrepreneur started the QI Group in the Philippines in 1998 in the midst of an Asian economic crisis.

Today the company has hundreds of thousands of workers, regional offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong and yearly income in excess of $750 million. Plus the QI Group has improved the lives of millions of people. Read more: Dato’ Sri Vijay Eswaran Speaks At World Economic Forum 2016

By combining innovative marketing strategies, a dedicated, well-trained, hard working team, high-quality, affordable products and the far reaching vision of Vijay Eswaran, the QI Group has attained unprecedented success. Learn more about Brad Reifler:

Vijay Eswaran says he’s learned that having the right people is the most important thing when building a great company. And the team at the QI Group has not only prospered economically, they have enabled the company to build a university in Malaysia and make plans for a green-energy powered, environment-friendly city to be built within the next few years.

One of the things that has been helpful to Vijay Eswaran as a leader and enhanced the work of his staff and the company and enabled them to grow is the concept of ‘Service above Self’. It’s something is father taught him as a child.

And he constantly shares that message with his staff. He remains humble because he understands that interacting with customers, listening to the stories they share and working hard and smart to meet their needs and improve their lives is what makes the QI Group successful.

Vijay Eswaran says another key to the QI Group’s success is continuing to maintain a small company soul even as they work to become a global enterprise. Taking the actions necessary to ensure each customer gets the personal attention they need to make them happy is what will help the company to grow exponentially.

It’s an understanding that they must be motivated by making a positive difference in people’s life and always be willing to innovate and try harder.

The Mornings for the Founder of Lime Crime

The daily routine for the founder of Lime Crime, Doe Deere begins at 8:30 am. She awakens automatically without the use of an alarm after nine hours of sleep. A morning person, she revels in her morning routine. She drinks a full glass of water to start her day off fully hydrated. She notes that staying hydrated is a necessary focus, because Los Angeles, her home is very dry.


She starts the day off with stretches. Her favorite ones are the cat/camel exercises that loosen up her back. After stretching, she likes hot cereal for breakfast, preferably grits. She enjoys eating it in front of her kitchen window, where she begins planning her day. Oranges grow in her yard, so she’ll enjoy a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice as well as some yogurt and fresh fruit for breakfast on many days.


Always the business woman, Doe Deere checks her phone calendar first thing in the morning. She keeps communication lines open with her company’s teammates through the internal company chat, so she’s aware of business matters at all times. Admittedly, she also checks Instagram and email throughout the day, preferably not in the morning.


Before she gets ready for the day, she likes to have music playing. Right now, she’s been obsessed with the Beatles. While listening to the vinyl recording of Abby Road, she does her makeup. She loves washing her face with Glossier face wash, because it smells like roses. Next, she moisturizes her face with Murad ‘Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence’. She begins by applying L’Oréal’s True Match Foundation, followed by MAC’s ‘Studio Fix’ to remove the shininess. Finally, she sets the makeup with loose powder. Doe Deere uses other brands of foundation now, but Lime Crime will be releasing a foundation very soon. Doe Deere is currently working very hard to bring it to market.


After filling in her eyebrow with pencil, she applies pink or red blush to her cheeks and then does her lips. Her favorite lip colors are Lime Crime’s Rustic, Red Velvet and Pink Velvet. These bright splashes of color bring life to her face and are the part of applying makeup she loves most.


She showers at night, preferring to start the day with dry hair. Using a curling wand, she adds her shiny waves that set off her long purple hair. Before she heads off to work, she spends a few minutes with her two Persian cats, Puffy Fluffles and Chester Von Battingham. She enjoys petting and kissing them as well as making sure they live a royal existence in her home.


From there, she starts her workday at the office around noon and works straight through till six or much later, if needed. She’ll work until midnight if it’s necessary. Doe Deere starts her day focused and ends it the same way. That’s how she has gotten Lime Crime off to such a great start.


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The one and Only George Soros

George Soros is a very influential man who is well known for doing two things, which in a way are completely connected to each other beyond the obvious. He is really good at making vast amounts of money and understanding the dynamics of business relationships in strategy. And, he is equally good at strategically giving his money to those who need it in order to keep the wheels of political justice spinning in the right direction. But, there is so much more to fully understanding the man, and a lot of that has to do with knowing his history.

The story of George Soros has its origins starting in Budapest, Hungary 1930. Life is reasonably good for him until the age of 14. That is when the Nazi occupation of his homeland makes life a series of serious choices for survival concerning him and his family. After it all finally ends, his family immigrates to London, England, where his life starting with work, training and education begins.

After passing his formative years and coming out the other side with a plan in mind, George Soros sets sail toward the Unites States to end up on the shores of New York, NY. Twenty years of patiently sticking with the script and rising to the top pays off for him, and he has a mind to make his mark in the world. To this end, he creates the Soros Fund. The investments flow in while successful agendas, policies and campaigns flow out. Read more about George’s life story at

It is this very strategic and deliberately designed cash flow surplus that leads George Soros to the way of establishing his Open Society Foundations. With more than twenty years of serious profits gains, a world class education and a personal triumph that carries with it such responsibility, being the head of these organizations just comes naturally for him.

The reach of his foundations and the benefits they provide to the world stretches across the globe, stopping in places like Russia, Eastern Europe or New York City. Those in need can also count on his help in places where natural disasters strike. The names of the people and organizations he lends a hand to actually add up to 500 pages. Know more about George Soros on CNBC.

George Soros is a maverick of philanthropic goodness. And, some people attempt to question his nature. While no one, as yet, can point to a moment in time as to when he has played outside the rules. But, as he can affirm, you cannot please everybody. Perhaps, it is best not to please everybody and it is necessary to fight against some. But, you can give everyone a fair warning as to how things should be. This is exactly how George lives his life for others these days.

Securus video visitation creates strong value for all customers

Perhaps more than any other industry, prison contractors in the United States have been heavily vilified by leftist organizations that deem them to be an inappropriate addition to the United States criminal justice system. To be fair, in some of cases, the critics have a valid point. There are built-in perverse incentives where companies are making their money primarily off increased incarceration levels and stringent laws of a society.


But many of the prison system’s contractors have absolutely no dog in any political fight. Many people underestimate the extreme challenges that prison contractors face on a day-to-day basis, just in order to carry out their business. For example, Securus Technologies, one of the nation’s largest providers of inmate communication services, has a dual customer base, with often diametrically conflicting interests, that can make their job extremely difficult.


On the one end, Securus must keep phone rates low, so that inmates are happy and continue to use the system with regularity. On the other hand, it also must take into account the concerns of corrections officers, who the inmates often view as the enemy. Securus manages to do this through keeping rates extremely low, using VoIP-based communications technology and other proprietary systems that the company itself has developed.


On the other hand, it also deploys an industry-leading security suite, allowing corrections officers total control over the communication systems and what goes on over them. By implementing state-of-the-art artificial intelligence solutions, including military-grade voice recognition that can instantly identify any banned party or any flagged individual that is known to be a security threat to the institution, Securus enables corrections officers to focus on only the most pressing cases, dramatically increasing efficiency and maintaining an extremely high level of institutional security.


These are just some of the ways in which Securus is delivering big value to all of its customers, no matter their position within the U.S. carceral system.

DCG Software Value Merges with The Spitfire Group under Guidance of Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital is an investment bank founded in 2005. Services offered by MSC target the middle market investments featuring a variety of financial services that include business valuation, advice on financial reporting and corporate information. With the understanding of every client uniqueness and demands, the firm undertakes an extensive study of enterprises to provide with an accurate picture of the current state of affairs and the future projections. Equipped with this knowledge clients get the best opportunity to make realistic choices to grow their businesses. MSC operates on undisputed commitment to offer quality leadership, excellent services and ensure the success of clients. The Madison Street Capital reputation indicates that it provides a platform that is beneficial to both the company and the client’s hence maintaining trust and lead in the industry.


During the event to announce the merger of Software Value and The Spitfire Group, Charles Botchway the CEO of Madison Street Capital noted that both companies operated under experienced teams. With both companies being leaders in business IT industry, he further pointed out that it was an excellent opportunity to work out the merger. Regarding the merger, MSC provided detail analysis of both companies that provided the platform for the formation of the alliance. Jay Rodgers of MSC led the transaction in which both Mike Harris the CEO of DCG Software Value and Mark Richtermeyer the CEO of Spitfire respective company teams. In his words, Mike Harris commended the excellent work by MSC and expressed that the new formation will work together with MSC team to seek out more ways to expand the business.


DCG Software Value provides software analytics solutions, quality management software and Agile support services to businesses from around the globe. Since 1994, DCG products have been used by companies to improve on decision-making and manage resources. The company has its corporate offices in Malvern, the US and as well runs another in the UK for its European market.


The Spitfire Group offers business and technology consultancy services. They offer packages tailored to align the objectives of the individual client and the technological needs. The company utilizes a “multiplier concept” that is run by its team of employees. The concept aims at improving the performance of the client’s employees with the technology in place. Its operations include assessment of the technology architecture in place, customization of structure to fit business needs and integration of different systems for better performance. The company embraces the use of modern and current technology to help resolve different business needs of its clients.