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William Saito Leads the Field in Creating Software for Data Security

by Chris Holden - August 14th, 2018

William Saito was nothing short of being a child prodigy. His life story is compelling as told in the book “An Unprogrammed Life”. It is the captivating tale of a young genius who taught himself the trade and went on to become a serial business success story. He founded numerous successful companies as a result. Now, he continues his own work while helping others to realize their own success.


His success is no mystery, however. At the tender age of 10, a major stock brokerage hired William Saito to program stock algorithms. Imagine, a young man only in the fifth grade with those capabilities. He went on to start and sell three companies to Microsoft. The industry now recognizes him as one of the world’s foremost authorities on data security. His two passions are data security and entrepreneurship.


His areas of expertise include encryption, biometric technology, and authentication. His life mission is to help secure personal and corporate data from those who would steal it. As such, he has worked with anti-crime and anti-terrorist units that cover a number of complex fields. William Saito also worked with the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.K., and Japan.

The biometric software is that which can identify biological traits such as hands geometry, fingerprints, earlobe geometry, and iris and retina markers. The technology can also distinguish voice waves, signatures, and DNA markers. William Saito became a successful programmer in college and created I/Q software capable of integrating biometric data that would lead to such things like fingerprint and eye retina scanners. This type of software is the software utilized in identification recognition systems as well.


Everyone is now aware of the technology that can identify faces in a crowd even in difficult and uncontrolled environments. His book offers some incredible insights into his life and his amazing entrepreneurial abilities. Saito’s life serves as an inspiration to others. One of his most important commitments now is to help those who are just starting out by offering timely advice. He believes that failing fast and early can lay the groundwork for later success.


That is an interesting take on things because most people do not like to fail. He also believes that this feeling results from a societal need to pursue perfection. As a result, all 25 companies that he chose to invest in have been a huge success.

Brian Torchin Influences Medical Staffing Through Insight and Business Ethics

by Chris Holden - July 30th, 2018

The problem with the medical field at present has a lot to do with staffing. Currently the staffing market for medicine is in flux, rife with short-term turnovers and staffing shortages. The shortages have a lot to do with the stress inflicted on medial professionals. A causation that Brian Torchin talks about in length. The CEO of HCRC Staffing Solutions has written many articles on the subject, his most recent called, “Medical Mindfulness: Beating Physician Burnout”. But Torchin is not just talking about the troubles with the staffing market, he is also doing something about it, and his example is influencing many others in the market as well. Visit SlideShare to find out more.

Trochin has a Bachelor’s of Exercise Science from University of Delaware. After getting a degree in chiropractic medicine from New York College, Brian Torchin went to work. It was during his tenure in the medical field that Torchin realized how hard it was for medical professionals to find work. As CEO of HCRC Brian Torchin helms a top-level company for the matchmaking of talented doctors, nurses and other practitioners with the high demands for staff in respective medical fields. CNN even went as far as to call Brian Torchin one of the best health recruiters in America. His unothodox tactics have brought great success to not only his company, but the professionals and employers that seek their help.

HCRC uses its own team of medical professionals to consult for employers. The minute they make a request those professionals contact a wide variety of potential candidates, which the personally vet over the phone. This happens right before a generated list of passable candidates is handed back to the employer. It is a quick turnaround and generates a very reliable list. The employers are not charged for any of this until a candidate is hired, so it is in HCRC’s best interest to ensure that those candidates are the best. Read this article:


The Team At Organo Gold Celebrates International Coffee Day With Some Coffee Recipe Ideas

by Chris Holden - July 29th, 2018

Since September 29th is International Coffee Day that is a great day for coffee lovers to indulge in another cup beyond what they usually drink. The first International Coffee Days was celebrated in 2015 and it has become a day where there are special events as well as promotions by coffee retailers. The main reason that the International Coffee Organization created this day, though, was to shine a light on the hardships that coffee growers face. View Organo Gold’s profile on

Organo Gold offers a line of premium coffees along with other beverages and health supplements. While their coffee tastes great as is they created a list of ways to spice up coffee in order to celebrate International Coffee Day. Their first idea they called Iced Orange Creamsicle Coffee. This is a great one to make in the summer and the recipe is started by grating an entire orange peel. You put that at the bottom of your coffee filter, add the grounds, and magic is created.


Pumpkin Spice Coffee is hugely popular around Halloween. However, it can also cost $5 or more at a coffeehouse. The team at Organo Gold says a better idea is to buy a jar of pumpkin spice at the grocery store which costs just a few bucks. The simplest idea is to just shake this over your coffee grounds and then brew them. If you want to get fancy then stick a fresh pumpkin slice in your water before you start boiling it.

The final idea Organo Gold offers up is Cinnamon Mocha. For this you need a packet of hot cocoa mix which you blend into the coffee after you’re brewed it. You then add a bit of milk, cream, or almond milk and either a drop of cinnamon oil or instead two shots of cinnamon syrup. You can use ground cinnamon but it won’t turn out as well. Visit to know more about Organo Gold.

Herbalife Incorporates Artificial Intelligence into Its Business Practices

by Chris Holden - July 24th, 2018

An article from I Am Herbalife’s website talks about Artificial Intelligence and how it has changed the way consumers are living. Artificial Intelligence is becoming more and more popular in the everyday lives of people around the world. The article mentions self-driving cars and purchasing experiences as examples of current Artificial Intelligence.


The article goes on to discuss that Artificial Intelligence is being used more and more by companies as a special “commercial advantage.” A Fortune 500 CEO survey showed that 54% percent of people believed that AI was significant in the future of their companies. The survey also showed that 56% of consumers said that AI would help solve societal problems in health and well-being. Herbalife is committed to applying solutions that are driven by Artificial Intelligence to help to improve their customers’ experiences.


Herbalife wants to set a tool to listen to their customer’s feedback so that the company can make any necessary improvements to their customers experiences. The article mentions that Herbalife wants to use AI to do this. The company believes that this will help make sure that they can be more responsive to the needs of their customers and allow those customers access to answers 24 hours a day.


Herbalife is making use of AI devices like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home to allow our customers to interact in a more technological way and build their voice. Herbalife wants to use these personal assistant devices to answer frequently asked questions about their products or services and make information more accessible. This strategy will build consumer confidence in the company.


The article discusses that Herbalife stills wants the human element involved in their company business ideas, but plan on using this Artificial Intelligence as a leveraging tool to provide better service to their customers.


Herbalife Nutrition is a company that sells nutritional supplements and personal-care and weight management products. Mark Hughes, Herbalife’s founder, started the nutrition company in 1980 by selling these nutritional products from the trunk of his car. Hughes creation of the Herbalife products came from his mother who died due to an eating disorder. By 1988, Herbalife products were being sold worldwide throughout Mexico, Japan, Israel, Spain, and New Zealand. In 2016, it was reported that the company had an impressive net sales of $4.488 billion and net income of $260.0 million. Herbalife’s headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California. The company is global and operates in 95 countries.

End Citizens United Looks Beyond The Establishment To Halt Big Money In U.S. Politics

by Chris Holden - July 24th, 2018

The traditional PAC, End Citizens United has been working to change the way money is allowed to flow into the campaigns of politicians. Although the PAC was established in 2015 in Washington D.C., the nationwide group has become one of the most important for Democrat’s who are flocking to receive the endorsement of the organization. The PAC reports around 96 percent of Americans now believe money in politics is interfering with the democratic system.

Among those to receive an early endorsement from the PAC is Texas Senate hopeful, Beto O’Rourke who has been working to overcome incumbent Senator Ted Cruz. The work being done by O’Rourke, with the aid of End Citizens United has seen the gap between the pair narrow from a reported 18 point lead for Cruz to just five percent. Beto O’ Rourke is reported by End Citizens United to sit just eight percent behind Cruz in the polls with the University of Texas reporting a narrower five-point lead.

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The meteoric rise of End Citizens United in the last three years comes after the U.S. Supreme Court permitted the influx of funds from billionaire donors and organizations into politics. The Supreme Court decision would become known as Citizens United and saw Republicans including the Koch Brothers permitted to provide billions of dollars in funding for right-wing groups. The majority of research agrees Republicans are the biggest beneficiaries of the Citizens United decision which is why the PAC decided to back Democrats in upcoming elections.

It is shocking to discover the reason behind the main reason behind the influx of funding in U.S. politics was a movie, “Hillary: The Movie.” The Citizens United group provided the funding for the movie and its broadcast but refused to reveal where the funds came from. Although Hillary Clinton lost out on the 2008 nomination for the Presidency to President Obama, the fight over the Citizens United decision of that year continued until 2010 when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Citizens United. End Citizens United was established to protect the remaining election finance rules and fight to reverse the Citizens United decision.

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Perseverance and Hard Work are the Basis of Hussain Sajwani’s Success

by Chris Holden - July 23rd, 2018

Hussain Sajwani is one of the most wealthy and powerful men and real estate developers in the world and yet he has managed to maintain a down to earth realness that is not often found in those who are among the highest levels of the worlds elite. This unique trait comes, without a doubt from his early life, where he learned the valuable lessons of fairness, honesty, loyalty, hard work, and perseverance. It’s is the latter two of these traits that have been the foundation of his professional success throughout his entire life.

Sajwani’s life started out humbly. His father ran a small but successful shop where he sold high-end watches, ink pens, and other accessories to businessmen who were at the forefront of the economic boom the middle east was experiencing during the early days of the oil surge of the 60’s and 70’s. It was these men who instilled into young Hussain (@HussainSajwaniOfficial) the desire to have more in his life than the simple existence of a shopkeeper and family man. Gone was the foregone conclusion that he would follow in his father’s footsteps, instead he decided that he wanted to have a professional life. He first attended a medical university on a full government scholarship but found that his heart wasn’t into it. Instead, he returned home and pursued his real passion, real estate development.

Within a few short years, he had formed the first incarnation of what today would be known as the DAMAC Group. Things progressed quickly and soon the company had millions of square feet of high-end real estate under development across all sectors. It would be the beginnings of a highly successful time that would lead to the company being expanded, reorganized, rebranded, and diversified many times over. His expertise and skill in the real estate market would lead him to working with some of the most influential developers all over the world, including Donald Trump, then future president of the united states, to build super luxury properties and ultra exclusive venues catering to the richest and most powerful. Sajwani also was once awarded with the Top Real Estate CEO award.

It was not an easy road, but it was one that he was able to traverse while still maintaining his sense of family, honor, and integrity that he learned while sitting in his father’s shop as a young boy. It was these lessons that have guided him to success and to being among the most respected businessmen in the world. To know more about the man behind DAMAC, visit their website.

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Jeff Aronin’s Desire to Improve Lives

by Chris Holden - July 22nd, 2018

Many people around the world are facing rare diseases in which not too much can be done about it. However, that is all about to change. Jeff Aronin is fighting to help improve the lives of these people that are facing rare diseases.


Jeff Aronin is a Philanthropist and CEO of Paragon Biosciences. The sole purpose of this is to help others live their best lives. This company’s mission is to help people who are struggling with which are very rare and hard to treat. There are only a few treatment options and then there are none at all.


How does Paragon Biosciences go about this process? They create and they also develop medical companies. The intention of this is to also create new prescription medications and treatments. However, the leadership of Paragon Biosciences has been great for the past decade. There have been 13 new medications that were approved by the FDA. It is also noted that the rate of approval can only be rivaled by big pharmaceutical companies.


Jeff Aronin’s business model offers financial and strategic assistance to biotechnology companies that are really striving to create new medication. Paragon works hard to really get to know the needs of the patient. They also work fast for a breakthrough in science, and to help build companies to extend the life of these patients. The company has a really great business plan in which it has helped to get them were they are today.


Jeff Aronin has been in the biotechnology industry for 20 years and he knows how research methods can be complicated, disorders that are very rare, and how to develop new medicines that may help with these rare disorders. He is a great leader and is known for helping others. His leadership skills allows him to find other researchers that care about the lives of others and to help find a cure for rare medical conditions and fatal illnesses.


Jeff Aronin definitely has the proper educational background that is needed to change the lives of others suffering from medical conditions. This is why he decided to create his own company. In the year 2000, he created Ovation Pharmaceuticals to help patients who have critical health conditions.


TeenSafe Brings the Power back to the Parent’s Hands

by Chris Holden - July 22nd, 2018

TeenSafe, a child monitoring app for cellphones, recently joined up with FOSI, the Family Online Safety Institute. As two organizations that have similar goals, it made sense for the two to team up in order to pursue their mission together. TeenSafe is an app that allows parents to keep up with their child’s social media activity; FOSI is trying to make the online world safer for all users.


Ralph Acosta, the CEO of TeenSafe, took the opportunity to speak about the new partnership saying: “We are pleased to join the outstanding digital safety education efforts of FOSI.” The CEO of FOSI shared similar comments.


Many giants in the tech industry are already a part of FOSI. These companies include Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. TeenSafe is more involved in the internet safety movement than any of these companies, focusing all of their efforts exclusively on internet safety for children.


TeenSafe is able to offer a variety of services to concerned parents.


TeenSafe allows parents to choose which apps their children are able to use. By limiting the list of apps a child can use, a parent is able to secure their child’s internet activity without even being in the same room with them. TeenSafe is able to block dangerous and unwanted apps.


In addition to controlling which apps a child may use, TeenSafe also controls when a child can use their phone. Parents are able to “freeze” a child’s phone whenever they want, meaning it will only be able to make and receive calls and nothing else. For example, when a child steps behind the wheel of a car, a parent can turn the app on, ensuring that their child isn’t texting and driving.


Parents can often feel out of control in regards to their child’s internet habits. TeenSafe puts control back into a parents life, providing security and safety for their children.


Marathon Pharmaceuticals: Brief Information Surrounding the Company and Insomnia Treatment

by Chris Holden - July 22nd, 2018

Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC leads in commercializing, manufacturing and developing of pharmaceuticals. This company is a biopharmaceutical one. The purpose of it is to create treatments for uncommon diseases. This is with a priority to patients who don’t have any choices for treatment. This company has headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois. There’s offices located in areas of Washington D.C, Chicago, and New Jersey. It was established in 2008.


There are many examples of medication that this company creates for small populations of patients. Also, for scarce diseases that are difficult to cure. There’s multiple sclerosis, catastrophic pediatric epilepsy, and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Some other examples are idiopathic inflammatory arthritis and nueromyelitus optica. This company has a pipeline consisting of modern medicine for sicknesses affecting movement and the brain. There are key executives amounting to five in this company. The CEO of the company is Babar Ghiss. Patrick J. Morris serves as the “Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs, Mergers and Acquisitions, and General Counsel”. Dr. Timothy M. Cunniff serves in the role of “Executive Vice President of Drug Development”. Joseph P. Nolan MBA serves as the Chief Executive Officer. There is also, Dr. Jordan Dubow the “Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Clinical & Medical Affairs”.


An example of something this company looks into is “Insomnia”. This is when people have inabilities to either stay asleep or go to sleep. This can be caused by the factors of depression, anxiety, and stress. These are the most popular causes of chronic insomnia. Also, causes of this is caffeine like coffee and energy drinks. A medicine that could aid this are “Selective Gamma-aminobutryic acid medications”. These are utilized to end GABA. This is a neurotransmitter that lowers being alert and is an advocate for relaxing. One example is Benzodiazepine, this mainly is suggested for anxiety. GABA receptors are starts up in the brain for a cause of feeling calm and relaxed. There is also antihistamine which is another option for those who don’t want to use prescription drugs.



by Chris Holden - July 22nd, 2018

Every now and then a person comes along and attempts to change the world, and sometimes, in their own way, they succeed. One such person is Perry Mandera. Founder of Custom Companies, Inc. Perry Mandera is a transportation industry executive. Having contributed to the transport sector for over 30 years.


Early Life.


Perry Mandera schooled in Chicago and after graduating from high school in 1975, he joined the United States Marine Corps Reserves. At USMCR, he was assigned to the motor pool. It was here that he learned and perfected his knowledge about driving trucks, little did he know that this skill would one day change his life and impact hugely to lives of a thousand others. Perry Mandera left the USMCR and worked for several transportation companies, learning more about the transport sector and bettering his portfolio.


Time in politics.


Perry Mandera served as the youngest ever elected Republican Ward Committeeman between the years 1984 to 1988.


The Custom companies, Inc.


In February 1986, Perry Mandera founded the Custom companies, Inc. In the years since it has grown in leaps and bounds propelled by its founders determination and work ethic.

Perry Mandera’s enterprise is recognized as a full service transportation provider and operates under the motto “One call does it all” with a vision to offer a myriad of transport needs all under one roof. The Custom Companies, Inc. which also added warehousing and distribution to its priority list is grounded on;

  1. Provision of reliable services.
  2. Affordable rates.
  3. Innovative ideas.
  4. Honesty
  5. Confidentiality.


Because of his work ethic and contribution to the transportation sector, Perry Mandera was in 2000 recognized by the Illinois Transportation Association (ITA) as top 100 American Transportation Executives of the millennium.


Charitable contributions.


Perry Mandera has focused on giving back to the society. He is dedicated to assisting numerous initiatives among which includes assisting young people and veterans, and organizations focused on cancer eradication. Notable among his charitable contributions are;

  1. Transporting food to those affected by hurricane Katrina.
  2. Donating 6500 winter coats to underprivileged children living in Chicago.


In conclusion, Perry Mandera is a man whose contributions continue to shape the community and society around him.