September 14, 2018 · Business · (No comments)

The evening of October 18, 2007 marked the beginning of an infamous scandal in Maricopa County, Arizona. Long-standing county sheriff, Joe Arpaio ordered the arrests of Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin, writers for the Phoenix New Times who had been reporting on his constant infringements while serving as sheriff.

In their articles, Lacey and Larkin exposed Arpaio for many offenses such as mistreatment of jail inmates and the discrimination of Latinos. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Lacey and Larkin Speak Out on Trump Pardon of Arpaio | Phoenix New Times

Officially, Lacey and Larkin were arrested for composing a story that disclosed how officials at the Maricopa County Attorney’s office organized for grand jury subpoenas to be delivered to employees of the Phoenix New Times.

These subpoenas demanded for personal information from them such as their browsing history and IP addresses. So what did Lacey and Larkin do? Most would have succumb to the subpoenas, but not them. Instead, they did what they did best: write. When asked why there being confined, their response was just that, “for writing”.

They were, however, incarcerated for less than 24 hours, as news spread and pressure from the public pushed for their release. The unlawful incarceration resulted in a court case that ended in a settlement of $3.7 million for Lacey and Larkin in 2013. The settlement money was put into the Frontera Fund.

Fast forward to 2018. Arpaio is no longer the sheriff of Maricopa County. It has now been a little more than 10 years since the notorious arrests were made and Trump has now officially granted him a presidential pardon.

Since his inauguration in 1992, Arpaio has been the center of attention for his various unjust orders against women and immigrant inmates. He many times detained immigrants unconstitutionally, leading him to being reprimanded for his illegal actions, actions that went as far as the U.S. District Judge, Murray Snow having to personally scold him for his misconduct in 2011.

Many of his wrongdoings were kept away from the public until that year. Nevertheless, he continued his ways, pushing his employees to continue the discrimination of immigrants in Maricopa County. It was at that point that Lacey and Larkin began exposing Arpaio for who he really was.

Though at first the articles were not given much attention by the public, the stories of Arpaio’s illicit actions slowly began to receive awareness throughout the country.

The court battle that ended in the multi-million dollar settlement for Lacey and Larkin did not settle well for Arpaio. Though he did continue on as sheriff for the next few years, he was not re-elected in 2016 and was later accused of yet another misdoing.

Even so, his great experience in politics helped him secure a spot in Trump’s administration during Trump’s presidential campaign. Many saw this as a lifeline for him after his unsuccessful re-election and Trump’s pardon seems to be the first step towards Arpaio’s political revival. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://frontpageconfidential.com/michael-lacey-jim-larkin-arpaio-frontera-fund-first-amendment/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

So what is next for Arpaio? It is clear that he does not have the support of Arizona’s Latino community or even the entire Latino community’s support throughout the nation for that matter.

The pardon from Trump has given Arpaio yet another glimpse of political life, but one thing is for sure: he is in an uphill battle against human rights groups that want him gone for good! Now is the time to see what lies ahead for his political career.

There are only a few business people who continue to find success in multiple companies. One of those executives is experiencing a decade long winning streak with one of the world’s fasting growing direct sales companies. That executive, Bernardo Chua, is leading over a million sellers to profit with his coffee and tea company Organo Gold.

Bernardo Chua is one of the most successful business people in the Pacific Rim region. Mr. Chua grow up in the Philippines with the ambition to start his own company. And it wasn’t long before he found success with his first business, Gano Excel. While running Gano Excel, Mr. Chua realized that direct sales worked better than just about any business model. Find out more about Bernardo Chua at zoominfo.com

Mr. Chua would take the direct sales model and expand it to Organo Gold. This second company from Bernardo Chua has experienced explosive growth thanks to the determined sellers working under the company’s direct sales model. Today, Organo Gold is one of the leading sellers of health oriented coffee and tea products.

During his multi decade career, Mr. Chua has received a number of awards. One of his most notable recognitions was the Dangal ng Bayan Award for Business and Industry during the Joint 22nd Annual People’s Choice and National Consumers Quality Awards. In addition to personal recognition, Mr. Chua’s company has also received an award for top direct selling company in the food supplements section from The National Shoppers Choice Awards. In all, Mr. Chua and Organo Gold has received five “Direct Sales Company of the Year” awards.

Currently, Organo Gold is the 55th largest direct selling company in the world in only its tenth year of operation. One of the secrets to Mr. Chau’s success was his insight to take ganoderma products and expand them beyond the Asian market. Today, Organo Gold is sold to tens of millions of people around the world.Visit: http://bitsylink.com/2016/08/23/bernardo-chua-making-a-vision-a-success/

 

Not too many people can say that after skipping high school and dropping out of college that they were successful. Then again, those people are not David Zalik. He is CEO of GreenSky Credit and is a billionaire.

How did his rise to billionaire status happen? Well, it all started when his parents decided to come to the United States. He grew up in Alabama. At age 14, Zalik decided high school was not for him and enrolled in college classes at Auburn University instead. He believed that entrepreneurship was the way to go and started a company called MicroTech. Zalik found himself needing to tend to his company just decided to drop out of college. At age 22, his creative mind sent him elsewhere. He decided to sell his company for a few million. It was then that Zalik wanted to own a lending company. He named it GreenSky Credit.

This company has been around for quite a while and does things a bit different from other lending companies. Although you fill out an application and your credit is checked, GreenSky does not lend out any money. There are multiple banks in place that will take up your application and work with you to get the funds you need. That keeps the risk off the company and transfers it straight to the banks. If you happen have multiple loans out already, GreenSky Credit will not help you. You must have at a 700 credit score before they will match you with a lender. The idea is to not make things worse but make them better. You need to be able to pay the loan back.

GreenSky Credit is a wonderful lender and Zalik is thinking of making the company public on WallStreet. However, he wants to do this out of the spotlight of the media. It is not easy running a billion dollar company, but Zalik knows what he is doing. GreenSky Credit will be around for a long time because of the wise decisions it makes concerning the borrowers. Give GreenSky Credit a call for your financial needs.

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Shervin Pishevar used Twitter as a means to express some serious concerns he has about the US economy, technology, bitcoin, immigration, and more. This tweet storm lasted 21 hours and was in response to one of the most dramatic drops in the stock market that has been seen in recent history.

One of the things that Shervin Pishevar pointed out in his tweet storm was that he felt like the stock market was going to crash. He says that US citizens should expect to see the stock market go down an aggregates 6,000 points in the next year. He feels like this will occur because of increasing credit account deficits, rising interest rates, and increasing tax giveaways. He says that people should expect to see the government use quantitative easing to stabilize the market. However, he warns that no one should be fooled by this tool because it has been used too many times in the past. He says that bonds are not what they used to be.

Shervin Pishevar is especially well-known in Silicon Valley. That’s where he got his start and has made his fortune. In his tweet storm, he said that Silicon Valley is no longer a physical place but an idea that’s gone viral. Entrepreneurship is not something that just helps people fulfill the American dream. He says that it is a movement and has become borderless. The United States builds physical walls to keep out immigrant talent, but immigrant talent no longer needs to come here. Frictionless innovation is flourishing in other countries, which is good for their economies. However, it is not good for the economy in the United States.

Toward the end of his tweet storm, Shervin Pishevar had some grim predictions for financial and governmental institutions. He says that they are facing a reckoning of irrelevance that is only seen every 1,000 years. The shift is going to be the result of a revolution in stateless digital currencies. Nowadays, if a person wants to start a company, they can choose their currency. Currency is the ultimate app. Shervin Pishevar sees a possible expansion in entrepreneurship because of digital currencies and ways to raise funds.

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