Monthly Archives: December 2016

Recap of Josh Verne’s Most Recent Podcast Interview

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Entrepreneur Josh Verne sat down to talk about his business ventures and keys to success on a recent podcast interview. During this meeting, Verne told people about his newest company known as FlockU. He also talked about his keys to success and what people should do if they want to reach their full potential. Josh believes that it is important to possess certain characteristics in order to become a successful individual. He also said that it is important to seek success in every aspect of your life rather than just business. While financial and business success is very beneficial, it is only part of what it takes in order to experience true success in life according to Josh Verne.


When Josh spoke on the interview, he first said that having leadership skills is essential to success. He believes that using your status as a boss to force others to do things for your benefit is not the best form of leadership. Instead, Verne believes that you must allow others to pursue goals that benefit the organization as well as pursue your own. As a result, you will be in better position to accomplish a number of important objectives. Another point Josh made during the interview is that you will want to focus on getting a win win situation. This entails making sure that everyone benefits in a business or personal endeavor. If you are looking to achieve success, Josh also believes that you will need to enjoy the work you do so that you are more focused and more likely to excel at it.


Josh Verne is currently the co founder of his company FlockU which is one of the leading content marketing companies. As well as providing content marketing services, FlockU also participates in e-commerce as well. With this company, Josh is able to help a number of college students take advantage of promotions from top retailers when looking to purchase merchandise. Along with offering access to retailers, FlockU also provides information to college students about the latest events taking place on campus. Therefore, college students are able to learn more about events and top products more easily.


Prior to getting involved in entrepreneurship, Josh Verne was working as a sales professional. He held a number of positions at various retailers where he would generate sales figures that exceeded $100 million. As a result, he was able to establish himself as one of the top salespeople around. Before he worked in sales for major retail companies, Josh worked for his family at a furniture distribution business. He would hold management positions as well as serve as a warehouse clerk. This experience gave him the starting point he needed in order to achieve business success.

December 31, 2016

Turn Negative Reviews into Positive Outcomes

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Any business that stands a chance of holding on to their coveted place in the search results should understand that all of the hard work and persistence in making sure they stay there might someday come crashing down as if their site just got tagged by another Google algorithm update. This time around, however, the reason won’t be caused by questionable site content by Google’s standards. Instead, a few bad reviews can put a damper on your success – and quickly. Your online reputation is crucial to your continued success, and it’s wise to take a proactive approach to learning what your customers are saying about your business.

It’s not enough anymore to fill your site with engaging and worthwhile content. Your job of improving your place in the search results is getting more involved, but also offers you a chance to show your customers how much you care, and that you respect their opinions. The occasional negative review posted on one of the many review sites on the Internet shouldn’t stop you from producing better products and offering excellent customer service. As a business owner, you already know that great customer service is a staple in your business and your customers love yours for it. So, just how should you handle reviews? The first step that comes to mind is, quickly and thoroughly.

Good reviews outnumber bad reviews, and your customers are fully aware of that. Customers use the review sites to check out your business and your products before they buy, so thank them for their interest by posting a response to their consideration, good or bad. Good reviews are gold, and bad reviews are diamonds in the rough. Your commitment to customer service is in full view here. Resolving a bad review is your chance to shine as a company that cares more about its customers than sales goals. Be thorough, honest, sincere, and most of all be quick to respond to any review. Never let a bad review fester on a review site without it being addressed as soon as possible. The longer the bad comments about your company remain without any attention, you run the risk of customers leaving for your competitor.


December 27, 2016

George Soros: Liberal Legend

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Similar to a hero who returns to the political battlefield when the democrats of America feel they most need him, George Soros has become well known in regards to the millions of dollars that he has personally pumped into the campaigns of democratic party candidates striving to defeat intolerable conservative nominees. George Soros was extremely active (donated 27 million) in the election of 2004 while trying to defeat the Bush campaign and he had already donated 25 million dollars to the Clinton campaign in the 2016 democratic election by July 27th 2016. Sources have reported that the reason Soros has donated such a significant amount of money to 2016’s election specifically is not only due to his faith in Hillary Clinton but also he was largely motivated by the horror of the alternative, now president elect, Donald Trump.

Soros is a man who believes very strongly that reforms must be made in the fields of immigration, criminal justice, and religious tolerance. These issues only became more serious when they were challenged in the most severe way by president elect Trump. George Soros’ strong stance in the face of adversity by the conservatives was speculated to have significantly raised the amount of contributions given to the Clinton campaign. His vast sum of money that he contributed was said to have sparked a similar motivation in other American liberals. This created a major gap between the economic strength of the Clinton campaign over the Trump campaign.

Read more: Wake up, Europe

George Soros is a man who sees the value of his significant amount of money as more than a number by which he can boast and attain a lavish lifestyle. He is a man who sees his wealth as a means to contribute to the betterment of society. Following the 2004 election where Bush became president, George Soros decided that he could use his money more effectively by donating millions to international foundations that focus on shaping the democratic process in Europe, human rights, and international access to healthcare and education. He had said following the election of president Bush that he would never again contribute large sums of money to a political campaign and it wasn’t until Donald Trump had decided to run that Soros reentered himself into the political world. Unfortunately for Soros, the large sums of money donated by himself and those that George Soros inspired were not enough to have Hillary Clinton emerge from this 2016 election the victor. As Americans, we can only hope that great donors like him will continue to fight for what they believe in and motivate those around them to do the same despite their disapproval of the outcomes of elections such as the most recent election and in the election of president Bush in 2004. Without the bravery of Americans such as him, there will be no initial spark to motivate the masses to fight for what they believe in. With the extinguishing of that single spark goes the existence of the American spirit to fight for what is right and just.

Read the profile of George Soros in Forbes

December 21, 2016

Working with an Investing Firm

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There are a lot of people today who need some extra help with their finances. With the cost of rent and health insurance going up every month, many families are struggling to make ends meet in their life. Madison Street Capital is an investment firm that can help take your life to a new level. With all of the new technology and innovation that is coming out of this company, they are ready and willing to help you in a variety of ways. If you are struggling with debt or simply need some investment advice, they are your go to source for new knowledge in this situation.


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When the company was started, Madison Street Capital was a small company that was dedicated to providing a better service to customers. Over the long term, a lot of people are interested in getting financial advice to better their current situation. If you are interested in taking things to the next level in your life, there are a lot of people who can help you with that at the company. Madison Street Capital has won a variety of awards within the industry for their great customer service. Not only will they help you get to the next level with your finances, but they can show you how it is possible to invest for the future with how much money you make today. Far too many investment firms simply put down people for not making enough money. This is not the case with Madison Street Capital.


Investing Advice


If you want to get strong investing advice from a company, you need to work with a company that will help you in a variety of ways. Not only will Madison Street Capital offer up investing options, but they will consider all of your financial goals in that equation. A lot of companies are not understanding of the needs of customers. With all of the online options out there, many investment firms are losing business to online providers of financial advice. Madison Street Capital is a company that a lot of people have worked with over the past couple of years. They will continue to help customers simply because that is what the company is based on. Madison Street Capital’s reputation is one of the best in the industry, and will continue to be if they serve customers right.


Future Plans


Madison Street Capital has an aggressive growth strategy that a lot of people are excited about exploring. With all of the changes coming in the economy today, it is important that investment firms change along with the economy. Madison Street Capital has done a great job of helping customers get to the next level.

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December 19, 2016

Year of Year Growth for Regional Bank

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NexBank’s Mary Pirrello was announced the President of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association for the 2016-2017 term. Her background of twenty years in the mortgage industry and serving on the Texas Mortgage Banks Association (TMBA) since 2007 has proved worthwhile for this achievement. Mary Pirrello is the Senior Vice President of National Warehouse Lending at NexBank. The TMBA works for its members to progress the mortgage and real estate business in Texas.

NexBank is a financial services company that deals with commercial banking, mortgage lending and advisory solutions to corporations and individuals. They have been a leader in the banking industry since 1922, providing solutions to clients for all types of needs. NexBank currently has approximately 4.0 billion dollars in assets.

NexBank has been doing well in the banking industry. For the fourth consecutive year, they have demonstrated growth in earnings, assets, loans and deposits. John Holt is the President and Chief Operating Executive of NexBank Capital Inc. He is proud of that fact that they have grown steadily and managed the risk associated with the banking industry. NexBank continues to grow and acquired College Savings Bank in November of 2015. This will allow them to position themselves for the future long-term funding strategy. The focus remains on the institutional base and growth of business in the United States.

December 18, 2016

Michael Zomber: A Historian with Heart

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One of the History channel’s most colorful contributors is author and humanitarian Michael Zomber. Perhaps best known for his appearances on History’s ‘Tales of the Gun’ series, Zomber is a historian and collector specializing in antique arms and armor, especially in Japanese samurai swords.

‘Tales of the Gun’ aired on the History channel for one season in 1998. Zomber appeared in several episodes as an arms historian: “Guns of the Famous,” “Guns of the Orient,” “Dueling Pistols,” “Shotguns,” “Automatic Pistols,” and “Million Dollar Guns.” Each episode explored antique guns from all over the world, from the United States to Korea to Turkey. Zomber added depth to the show with his vast knowledge, demonstrating quirks of each gun and its origins. For example, one of the features of Turkish guns was the “abrupt angle at the wrist,” and “unique rear sight,” which was comprised of an angled peak.

Zomber’s immense knowledge of antique arms adds layers and realism to his historical fiction. In 2009, his debut novel ‘Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan’ was published by iUniverse. Heavily influenced by James Clavell’s ‘Shogun,’ “Shogun Iemitsu” follows samurai warriors Hideo and Kobiyashi through a single day of their lives. Zomber has published over a dozen historical novels and screenplays, and produced the critically acclaimed documentary ‘Soul of the Samurai’ with his wife Andrea.

Michael Zomber is also a humanitarian. Because of his years studying and collecting antique arms and samurai swords, he is more than familiar with the atrocities of war and has dedicated his life and position to contributing to several organizations, including UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International, and Global Exchange.

Because of his rich contributions to the History channel, the literary community, and the world, Zomber is a historian to be appreciated and celebrated.

December 10, 2016

How ClassDojo Empowers Parents and Teachers Alike

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ClassDojo is on its way to helping even more parents connect with their children’s teachers. In the second phase of ClassDojo’s fundraising campaign, ClassDojo has raised twenty one million dollars, which will go to the further empowerment of teachers, students, and parents.

The way most people do it is that parents meet with their children’s teachers once, twice, or three times a year. Often, parents are busy during the rest of the year with work and family obligations. It is difficult for them to keep up with how exactly their children are doing in school. Often, these parents would come to the parent teacher conference once or twice a year and be surprised by the report that was given to them. That’s why ClassDojo was created.

ClassDojo is an app that helps parents connect with their children’s teachers on a daily basis. The ones who founded it are Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don. They will be using the money that was raised to help figure out how ClassDojo can help out parents with their children at home as well. Instead of just being able to connect with their children’s teachers and being able to receive reports of how their children are doing, the money will be used to help develop methods that will enable parents to use the time they have with their children at home to guide the conversations in a way that will facilitate their children’s future progress at school.

There are many ways that teachers can connect with parents and send them updates and reports by using the ClassDojo app. One way is to send daily schedule activities with a report of what the children will be doing at school that day. Teachers can even take pictures of their students using their smartphone and send them to the parents. This means that a teacher can take a photo of a child reaching a milestone or specific achievement and then send it to the parent.

ClassDojo was actually founded in 2011. They founded it because of the lack that existed for such a project. People were developing programs that would allow students to study on electronic devices and take electronic tests, but nobody created such a community that allowed teachers and parents to connect.

Now, ClassDojo is used by more than eighty five thousand schools across the United States, including some of the largest public schools. It empowers a huge amount of parents.

December 6, 2016