Investing in Contemporary Art: Adam Sender

Posted on November 30, 2015

Adam Sender is not just a financial advisor, but an accomplished art collector who has accumulated some of the most leading contemporary art. He succeeded by keeping his eye on future and up-coming artists over the years. His goal was to collect the best creative at the most reasonable prices – ideally before a particular artist grew in fame. Sender has consistently acquired a collection that is coherent and engaging from piece to piece rather than individual groupings. He started decades ago and as he is now in his forties, his collection goes beyond just the idea of classics. His collection of art is truly personal and carefully selected. Some of the art has been developed by established artists while others are more young up-and-coming creatives such as Adam McEwen, Rashid Johnson and Lucien Smith.

He selects art that is intellectually stimulating and visually appealing, which isn’t easy when there are so many great artists out there. Sender, therefore, has a unique ability to really focus in on an artist or type of creative that gives his collection the streamlined and rich personality he’s cultivated. He enjoys sharing his collection with the world showing his art in museums – something he originally never thought would happen when he started out buying contemporary pieces. His love and passion for the art helped his showcase grow organically.

As of 2014, he had about 800 works by around 139 artists – encapsulating his drive for variety. Although he recently decided to sell half of his work, he still has his passion. He originally started collecting as an investment. Investing in a hedge-fund may be where you make 20%, but contemporary art lifted global art sales to approximately $65.3 billion. He did not expect to have the passion and at times obsession, as he puts it, he’d have for collecting. Sender just was trying to buy the very best work that was decently priced.

Why Beneful’s Products are the Best

Posted on November 28, 2015

Beneful is one of the hottest types of dog food in stores today. Beneful contains several product lines with a total individual product count exceeding thirty, impressive considering Purina has a number of other pet food brands but lots of attention is faced towards Beneful, the most popular dog food of the companies’.

Like most all other dog food companies, dry dog food niblets are the bane of dog food companies’ existence. This holds true as dry dog food is the bread and butter for Beneful. Incredibites are one of the most popular brands and consists of a blend of both soft, tender, chewy kibbles and crunchy niblets as well. Incredibites come in several flavors, but one of the most popular flavors of Incredibites is made with chicken, carrots, spinach, and sweet potatoes.

Beneful’s basic line of dry dog food is coined Beneful Originals on, which comes in a wide variety of bag sizes from three and a half pounds up to forty-four pounds. The beef Originals mix comes with the accents of peas, spinach, and carrots along with the main flavor and central ingredient in beef which is one hundred percent real. The chicken flavored Beneful Originals dog food contains carrots as one of the four ingredients, with chicken, tomatoes, and avocadoes making the other three. Most other dog foods do not have vegetables similar to these in their dog foods.

Beneful on purina Baked Delights Heartfuls are heart shaped dog treats that help make up the Baked Delights family of dog treats. Snackers are made with cheese and peanut butter, the delicious Hugs come with beef and cheese, and the two different flavors of Baked Delights Stars are made with bacon and cheese, and chicken and cheese.

Purina Beneful brand dog food can be found in wet varieties as well, including Chopped Blends, Medleys, and the Prepared Meals. Beneful is considered to be one of the premier lines of dog food because of the consistency of the use of the best ingredients that Purina can find on the market. Beneful is, in fact, a little more expensive than most other lines of dog foods, but few dog foods, if any, are as well-balanced, nutritious, and tasty for dogs. People who love their dog or dogs would most likely go out of their way and spend a little extra money on the best dog foods and treats for their dog, which is why Beneful is so successful.

QNET to Consolidate Its Manufacturing in India

Posted on November 25, 2015

Online marketing company QNET is planning to consolidate all its manufacturing in India. The move is set to give the company a cost benefit of between 8 and 12%. QNET produces 30 brands of products that fit into 9 distinct categories. They range from wellness, nutrition and skin care to jewelry and watches. A couple of years ago, the company made a decision to start producing products that add value to life. They started producing products that are aimed at life enhancement rather than just lifestyle.

Changing its product development strategy is what has made QNET venture into areas such as education, water filtration, air purification and weight management. Though not all of these products are available for the Indian market, there are plans to make them available already. Some of QNET’s products are already being produced in India. They include the energy drink Nutriplus and watches.

India has a very troubled investment climate at the moment. Though many multinational companies see it as the last frontier, they are cautious about setting up base there. If India is to evolve and become a favorable climate for investment, then new policies will have to be set. Emerging markets such as direct selling need to be properly regulated.

QNET has been a victim of lack of proper policies in India. According to Zaheer Merchant, Director, Corporate Affairs, the company has been facing unnecessary legal hurdles despite the fact that it has complied with all legal obligations and has been paying duties and taxes. If a clear legal framework existed, Merchant is confident that the investigators would be able to see that QNET operates legally and transparently.
From South East Asia, QNET has been able to expand its operations to countries in the Middle East, Africa, Russia, East Asia and Europe. It has presence in over 100 countries spread across these regions. The company has been in India for more than ten years. Revenues from the country have been increasing at a fast pace. They grew at 100% the last year, and company officials are predicting that this growth will be maintained in the coming years.

The Indian Government has expressed commitment in amending the laws that govern direct selling. It has come up with a ministerial group that is set to look at multi-level marketing businesses. QNET has welcomed this move. According to Merchant, this will set the company apart from other money making pyramid schemes.

Can Facebook Cost You Your Career?

Posted on November 23, 2015

Facebook is one of the biggest and well-known social media platforms used across the world by both individuals and companies. It connects families and friends, enables you to share your life via pictures, comments and videos. However the amount of time you can spend on Facebook might be costing you your career.

Regardless of how private you think your settings are, comments and posts can be found by your co-workers or boss and lead to some serious consequences. Getting into heated debates about things such as politics can be detrimental as well. Negative arguments can leave you in a foul mood which in turn disrupts your productivity, and if you’re friends with your co-workers it can sink into your work relationships. If you have one Facebook page where you interact with friends, family and co-workers it may completely disintegrate the fine line between work and personal life. Separating these two may help, but if you’re on Facebook constantly at work then it might be best to download apps that stop you from using social media.

Darius Fisher, co-founder of Status Labs, has made a career out of online reputation management. He has stated that your likes and comments on Facebook appear public and can hinder people’s online reputation especially since employer’s have begun searching the internet before hiring new employees. Status Labs is a well-known and respected firm in the PR field by knowing every nook and cranny of the internet and how negative media spreads through the web. By utilizing their knowledge, they have assisted a multitude of clients in repairing the negative presence following them online.

They’ve helped politicians, political figures, CEO’s and Fortune 500 companies maintain and build up a positive presence online which nowadays is more important than ever. Their team of experts have a variety of techniques to revise online reputations, one major tactic is flooding Google search results with positive information. Social media is not a bad thing, as long as you’re smart about it. As long as you manage your online presence carefully, social media shouldn’t get in the way of your career.

Healthy Food for Healthy Dogs

Posted on November 19, 2015

Nothing impacts your dog’s health more than the food you feed it. Just like humans, dogs require complete and balanced nutrition, routine check ups and exercise.

Purina Beneful is a veterinarian recommended complete dog food that meets the nutritional needs of your dog as it grows. With several variations and formulas to choose from, you can be assured the food you choose from the Purina experts will meet and exceed your expectations.

Begin with the dry puppy formula with added protein for growth and vitamins and minerals to build strong growing bones and muscles. The playful life formula on is for the young active adult dog with natural fiber for energy. The healthy radiance food will keep your dog’s coat shiny and skin at its protective best.

The original blend of Beneful on purina is still available and all are made with the finest ingredients for your favorite friend’s well being. Real beef, chicken or lamb is the first ingredient because dogs are meat eaters. They need the protein that only meat can provide. Omega 3’s keep his skin and coat looking handsome. Antioxidants are necessary for maintaining good heart function and boosting immunity. For the dog that loves to eat just a little too much, there’s a healthy weight formula that reduces your dog’s calories to help him shed pounds and stay fit. Like humans, overweight dogs can face a gamut of health issues, such as diabetes, heart problems and joint pain.

Purina Beneful’s wet dog food comes in a variety of tempting choices your dog will love. Even the most finicky of dogs will love choices like lamb, beef or chicken stew packed with meat, gravy and fresh carrots. Finely sliced varieties are also a good moist meat choice for your active dog. Full of nutrition, Purina’s dog owning employees feed it to their own pets, so you know it’s a great choice.

Even Purina’s dog treats are made with no fillers and meat, so giving a little extra for love or training is a good choice for you and your dog.

All You Need to Know About Lawyers in Brazil

Posted on November 19, 2015

Legal representation is the right of any individual on earth and this is something that cannot be taken away. The nature of case to be handled does not matter so long as one is granted the right to choose a lawyer who holds the capacity to stand in place while searching for justice. Most people lose on their suits due to lack of proper representation at the courts. Do not wait for this to happen. Take some time to ensure the kind of professional you hire is well experienced and reliable to handle your needs. Choosing can prove daunting but there are simple considerations that can help you confirm the reliability of any professional. Below are basic tips you should not take for granted while you are searching for lawyers in Brazil.

You need to confirm whether the lawyer is certified to work as a professional in the country. This is especially considering the fact that there are many quacks who masquerade as professionals only to mess up with the whole process. So, ensure you have delegated the work to the right professionals to avoid disappointments. Also often overlooked but necessary is the fact that experience is something that should never be taken for granted. Take it as your responsibility to confirm the past records of the person you are about to work with. You will realize that some people will tell lies just to secure a position in any situation. So, getting the right information about a person can help to predict what to expect from the person.

Most people will first consult with long serving professionals who have been in the legal arena for many years so as to get facts about how things work. In Brazil, there are several such professionals, who have been verified to offer the best services. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is among few professionals who have managed to attain a top status in the legal world. He is a renowned lawyer with many years offering unique services that have worked to change the lives of many people. Getting information from people like Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho, can help one to handle a case in a better manner.

It is also necessary to note that Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has worked as a mentor to many established professionals and his support has been unwavering to ensure the legal world receives a transformation that will promise justice for everyone.

QNET to shift their manufacturing basis to India despite the drawbacks

Posted on November 19, 2015

QNET, the Hong Kong-based company, is currently planning to transfer a principal part of its production basis to India in the next few years. Regardless of the drawbacks in India, the company has resorted to investing heavily in production facilities and the latest establishments in India. QNET is already manufacturing a better portion of its watches in India and their energy drink, Nutriplus, which was specially produced for the Indian market with manufacturing basis in Himachal Pradesh and later all over the world. Zaheer Merchant, the director of corporate affairs of the company, Zaheer Merchant, admitted that they wanted to centralize manufacturing facilities in India. The company distributes a vast range of top-rated customer products online, has developed since its establishment in India 13 years ago. The move to shift manufacturing facilities to India is anticipated to boost the cost to up to 8 and 13%.

Apparently, India’s investment climate is demanding, and many multinational companies go to India to check it out as the final option. The company is optimistic that India’s regulatory framework will advance to offer a secure business atmosphere for foreign investors. The company is still devoted to their distributors by investing in the latest products advancement and production equipment. The distinct feature about QNET is that the company offers a wide variety of lifestyle products. The brand of products totals up to 30 that are categorized into nine diverse products that aim at enriching the lives of customers and enhancing a healthy lifestyle. The products include skincare and nutrition, Swiss-made watches, wellness plus vacation packages.

The company decided to transform their game plan three years ago for the Indian market by concentrating on a selected segment, selecting products that enhanced and made an impact on the lives of their customers. The shift to “life enhancement” enabled the company to stretch their products offered to weight management, water filtration, air purification and education. Even though not all products are present in India, the company is working towards creating a market for its clients.

The leading direct selling company recently disclosed its partnership with Manchester City Football Club (MCFC), the Barclays Premier League Champions as their authorized direct selling partner. The conference took place at the Etihad Stadium with players such as Stevan Jovetic, Edin Dzeko, Jesus Navas and Bacary Sagna attending it.

The partnership will give QNET assess to an array of Manchester City’s non-monetary experiences including player meet and greets that are going to be used as assurance for Independent Representatives or rewards for consistent customers. The Chief Business Officer for Manchester City, Tom Glick remarked on the partnership saying that he was thrilled to join forces with QNET in a contract that will present opportunities through football all over the world and the manifold growth in Asia.

Earth Force is Turning Children Into Superheroes With The Help Of One Man

Posted on November 10, 2015

Imagine the once sad, child who didn’t have faith in himself breaking out of the mold and becoming someone spectacular. This child is the face of one who was near sadness due to his lack of positive motivation in his life. The child had turned into an environmental superhero through Earth Force along with the backing of a superhero in his own right Jon Urbana. This hero is one of a different kind, he is defender of all things great about the world around us protecting the environment and giving back to communities that they live in.

Yes, Mr. Jon Urbana is not just a fabulous Villanova lacrosse player; he is someone using Facebook to make a difference in the youth of today’s life. Do you remember what it was like to be a child? You were running through the world at light sped wishing you could grow up to be like your favorite star. Well his mission statement makes it clear that he has given children that bust of gusto only Superman and Batman carry in order to go after something that is well garnered in this world. Super environmental methodology for change! One step at a time, these kids are turning this world into a better place. They are modeling themselves after real life heroes like Jon.

Urbana has given them the bust out capabilities to change the environment, all through the presence of a Go Fund Me page that you can donate to in a minute. This is something that is so important because without the ability to motivate the next generation we are at a loss and possibly setting up a dangerous situation on earth. Through Jon’s backing and vocal support on Instagram, these kids are seeing to it that the world is a better place to live in, that there is a place at all. Defender of the environment is an impressive job, especially when the Aviation Business Gazette declared you an FAA certified pilot and Crunchbase called you one of the up and coming entrepreneurs to watch in 2016. Many kids have been given the opportunity because he is not just showing them the way through financial backing, but more importantly Jon is doing this through coaching the students at his camp.

More recently, this entertaining animation piece was shared to Urbana’s Vimeo account. It’s been shared plenty of times so you may have already seen this, but here it is.

Donate to Jon Urbana’s Charity Drive from Jon Urbana on Vimeo.

When he is coaching a child it is not about merely teaching them to become better lacrosse players, it is about giving them his archived presentations through SlideShare, and showing the ability to become better citizens of this outstanding plant we live in. Conservation efforts are not the only thing these super stars are learning.

Status Labs Comes to the Rescue of Those with Reputation Troubles

Posted on November 05, 2015

Status Labs provides a solution for those who have experienced some rather unpleasant publicity. In the glory of the internet age, first impressions are now based on what people see in the search engine results. Soon after an inquisitive person looks up a person or a business’ name in Google, whatever opinions they develop are going to be based on what the results show.

The results may end up being extremely unflattering and, honestly, might not truly be indicative of the character or real reputation of a person or business. Instead, the results focus on some controversy or trouble the individual or company got into at some point.

There are ways to navigate these troubled online reputation waters. Status Labs, based in Austin, TX, could help correct the situation and set things straight. Through the combination of a careful reputation management, public relations, and marketing campaign, Status Labs has the ability to shift focus away from negativity and controversy and, instead, direct attention towards things that are positive. A blog or social media presence heralding all the charitable and philanthropic endeavors of a person would be created. Businesses would find reviews produced that focus on all the positive things the company offers.

And then there are preventive steps. Darius Fisher once pointed out executives rarely have personal websites built. Their social media presence is limited if barely existent. So, when problems arise, only the “bad things” end up appearing in the social media results. By creating a solid, positive online presence long before any controversies arise, the impact of reputation damage can be minimalized. Then, any follow-up work that is required (and it will be required) is not working on an empty internet landscape.

Status Labs is based out of the Austin, TX metropolitan area and also houses offices in New York City and San Paulo, Brazil. Status Labs does have a track record for delivering results. The firm has provided successful provided improvements to the internet presence of 1,500 clients in well over 35 countries.

The number of clients continues to grow as more people become aware of the company. Recently, the company provided special help to those who suffered in the wake of the Ashley Madison dating site hack fiasco. No matter what type of situation or crisis arises, Status Labs should be able to advise, counsel, and help.

Status Labs: The Leader in Online Reputation Management

Posted on November 04, 2015

Status Labs is an organization able to help people who are suffering from the circumstances that led to the sullying of their good name. Co-founder and President Darius Fisher understands a lot about marketing and public relations. He knows fixing someone’s name and reputation is a form of crisis management rooted in good marketing principles. The most important principle at work here is to not delay. Every minute someone waits, the more eyes and ears learn “bad things” about a person.

What happens when a reputation is damaged? Hoping and waiting for time to heal things is not going to work. Sure, the process may have worked at some point in the past but too many people are plugged into the internet nowadays. Everyone knows the best place to go to learn about a person or a business is to type a name in the Google or Bing search engines. That first page of results is going to create a major first impression. If the results are loaded with reports about legal issues, messy divorces, bad reviews, or other forms of negativity, a reputation is going to be harmed. Those results have to be fixed and fixed reliable. This is where reputation management serves its reliable purposes.

There are a lot of ways a reputation can be fixed. A business that suffers from a bad review here or there does not have to sit by and lament that good reviews are never written. By publishing a series of good reviews that speak positively about a business, those bad reviews become less impacting.

A person who runs into legal issues has to deal with the online version of a newspaper leaving the reports listed in the search engine results. Sadly, the perception of the person is absorbed by the total negativity of the news article. Publishing hundreds of short articles promoting the positive things the individual has done would work wonders for providing more balance to the perception that has been created.

None of these steps are random. Clear expertise has to be employed to achieve a desirable outcome. The professionals at Status Labs are very skilled in all these tasks. Over 1,500 clients all across the globe have been helped by Darius Fisher and his company. Based out of Austin, TX, Status Labs has recently moved to the prestigious business district in the city and joined the local Chamber of Commerce. This comes on the heels of the company having opened offices in New York City and San Paulo, Brazil. Status Labs is growing by leaps and bounds. Online reputations are improving as a result.