Igor Cornelsen Knows Brazilian Business

Posted on March 25, 2016

Anyone who visits the great South American country of Brazil will quickly notice the proliferation of small businesses in every corner of the country. Brazil is a country of mostly small business enterprises owned by small families and individuals. Another ubiquitous presence in Brazil is always ready business advice, for a price. Unfortunately, the advice is typically quite common and often full of superstition and “secrets” that amount to little more than offers to partner with you to form micro alliances. But ask anyone who is anyone in the country, about who has the best advice to build wealth with investments in Brazil, and usually Igor Cornelsen’s name makes the short list of such advisors.

Cornelsen is in a different league than the “me too” crowd of ready advisors who may actually believe in their own little ‘systems’, even though they show very little success. Igor Cornelsen’s advice on brandyourself.com is golden nectar compared to the average business owner’s advice. He takes business in Brazil quite seriously. He has a very top-notch business and demographics education. For anyone considering a Brazilian investment, retaining him will get you connected to not only great and effective information, but also get you connected with the movers and shakers of business there.

His connections are effective at every level of society, from the small mom-and-pop retailers all the way up to the top investment bankers. He knows and understands more than seems possible for one person to retain, because he has a very special mind. Ask him how to network well in Brazil. He will give you very useful tips to make Brazil’s very special brand of networking work for you. Ask him how business deals are accomplished in Brazil. He will grace you with his enormous knowledge base on this subject. If you ask him how he came to know so many people and understand what makes them tick, he will simply reply that it is important to get to know all the sub-cultures, to really get to know “the natives.”

He takes his consulting role quite seriously. Igor Cornelsen’s clients are required to learn his process and apply it with much study. If they find interest in a particular company, he requires study of that firm’s business profile. The vast sector of Brazilian agriculture has been a prime investment area for Igor. And in the area of Brazil’s export industry, he is considered the top expert. Those that ask him how his success came to be get a simple response: Those that endure the tedium of the “red tape” required to learn all the details are able to make precise decisions that consistently lead to success.

How to Include Sweaters in Transitional Clothing

Posted on March 20, 2016

Spring may be right around the corner, but there are days that feel like it is still the middle of winter. This unpredictable weather makes choosing the right outfit more complicated because you neither want to dress too warmly nor dress too springy.

One of the best ways to dress properly for varied types of weather is to incorporate sweaters into your outfits. There are many sweater options available that won’t leave your wallet empty. There is a great article at Buzzfeed that gives examples of sweaters that are both cozy and cheap.

Adding a few sweater styles to your wardrobe can help you create stylish and good-looking outfits that are perfect for transitional dressing at this time of year.

Types of sweaters to consider would be a simple pull-over sweater that can be worn layered over a collared shirt, a long cardigan sweater in a neutral color like black or tan to pair with both skirts and pants, and a lightweight sweater to be worn on its own or with a camisole underneath for an extra layer of warmth, if necessary. These three types of sweaters will extend your wardrobe options until the last day of winter finally surrenders to spring.

In addition to a few sweaters, you should also add at least a couple pair of shoes to your wardrobe that are appropriate for both spring, and the last remaining days of winter. JustFab is an online retailer that carries shoes, handbags, jewelry, and much more.

JustFab is a membership site that offers special pricing on merchandise to its members. Once you become a member, merchandise you like and want to purchase will always be offered at up to 50 percent off the normal retail price, and you will earn points toward free royalty items.

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A Look at CCMP Capital and Its Late CEO and Founder Stephen Murray

Posted on March 11, 2016

CCMP Capital is a private equity firm that specializes in buyout and growth equity investments. It targets four industries in North America and Europe. It was established in 2006 by former members of J.P Morgan Partners LLC and its predecessors- Chemical Venture Partners, Manufactures Hanover and Chase Capital Partners.

CCMP invests $100 million to $500 million of equity per transaction. This is basically done if a company’s size ranges between $250 million to $2 billion. While investing the firm seeks to change public companies to private, enable developing business to grow and provide of estate diversification solutions.

The four targeted industries of Stephen Murray CCMP Capital are consumer/retail, industrial, healthcare and chemicals/energy. The firm has invested in these industries over a long period of time giving it a deep understanding on their specific issues and opportunities.

Within the consumer/retail industry the firm has invested $7.6 billion in over 31 years in its various sub-sectors such as specialty retail and multi-channel marketing. In the industrial companies and healthcare sections the firm has invested $4.1 billion and $1.6 billion respectively. The chemicals/energy companies enjoy an investment of $2.6 billion for over 25 years.

The firm boasts of having full time partners who have extensive C-level operating histories. In addition to this the firm has experienced executive advisors with over 30 years of management experience. To ensure the execution of all creation plans CCMP Capital’s professionals and the managers of each portfolio company work together. This involves applying the best practices within a given sector coupled with utilization of assets and resources to boost cash flow.

Teamwork, integrity and diversity are paramount to the success of all investments. Thus, all professionals work together with the management teams. It is a requirement that teamwork is exercised in each stage of the investment process. Bearing in mind that it is a global firm, its proprietary network has resources that assist mangers in executing their plans and responsibilities anywhere and whenever.

CCMP Capital boasts of having a wide variety of investors. This is due to the fact that it has earned their trust and confidence and over the years it has always maintained its success.

Stephen Murray was the former president and CEO of CCMP Capital prior to his death in the year 2015. He was the founding partner of CCMP Capital after working in J.P Morgan for a couple of years. He was raised in Westchester County, New York. He earned a Bachelor Of Arts Degree from Boston College and a MBA from Columbia University. He started off as a credit trainee in Hanover Trust Co in 1984. In 1989, he joined a private equity finance unit of Hanover and through a merger, Manufacturers Hanover was part of JP Morgan in 2000. He has sat in various company boards such as Crestcom International and Octagon Credit Investors. Stephen has been acclaimed as an incredible investor and deal maker whose great contributions to CCMP Capital will always be remembered.

Kyle Bass Shows No Signs Of Stopping

Posted on March 10, 2016

People are internationally becoming incensed with Kyle Bass, but he shows no sign of halting his activities.

Kyle Bass is from Argentina, but many remember him from 2008, when his successful predictions in regard to poor financial practices throughout America were borne out by reality. From that point he became a staple of financial mainstream media. He has continued to make predictions, but often they are weightless predictions which never land anywhere. Still, he continues to predict, and as he does so his hedge fund continues to decrease in effectiveness. In fact, there almost seems to be a relationship with Bass’ hedge fund and his mainstream media appearances: the more appearances he makes, the less effective his fund is. Naturally, anyone experiencing a loss in one quarter must expand to another. Kyle Bass has done this, and his expansion comes in the form of CAD.

CAD stands for the Coalition for Affordable Drugs, and it could very well end up diminishing American liberties. CAD gets a bunch of lawsuits and petitions filed which are spurious, but effective. Bass has successfully forced a number of big-ticket pharmaceutical organizations into lowering the cost of their drugs. This makes their stock drop, and whatever holdings Bass has with them, he short-sells. He literally makes millions at the expense of the sick, and under the guise of humanitarianism. The domino effect doesn’t stop there, though. When a company loses as much as ninety percent of its revenue on a given product, it’s a natural step that they cut certain divisions in order that their bottom line be maintained. Ergo, CAD actually prevents further advances in medicine, and thereby inculcates sickness and disease. All that in addition to providing American legal institutions precedents for the establishment of more restrictive law.

It would make sense if Kyle Bass were doing these things so negative to America purposefully. He works hand-in-glove with Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. De Kirchner is the socialist despot in current presidency of Argentina, and she’s defaulted the country on two separate occasions in only thirteen years. Anyone familiar with socialism is familiar with the ideology’s concept of a global revolution wherein the “proletariat” triumphs. Kyle Bass: The frantic investments of a desperate gambler wrote that If Kyle Bass is in line with de Kirchner’s ideals, then he is absolutely using his power and influence as a well-known financier to manipulate the market in the favor of socialistic ideals. This means anything he says should be taken as some subtle manipulative subterfuge. His track record with CAD bears this contention out, as does his continually poor-performing hedge fund, and his inability to make regular accurate predictions. These things are enough without the influence of Kirchner; but that just solidifies the argument: Bass isn’t operating in the best interests of America, and he doesn’t show any signs of stopping.

Sanjay Shah and the Solo Capital Wealth Strategy

Posted on March 09, 2016

Anyone who is involved in the world of finance, investments, or retirement these days fully understands how difficult it can be to even identify the right path to growing their wealth. Once you have taken the time to truly understand investments and get a better handle on what you want to do then you absolutely need to find the right partner that can help guide you (and protect you) along the way.

The importance of any investments firm is first and foremost to get the markets. It doesn’t matter what your secondary skills and talents are if you don’t know just how to operate within investments. The investments world can be a difficult one to play in, and if you find someone who understands the market just like a top professional can then you already know you are on the right track. That being said, you also want to be sure that you find someone who understands people as much as they understand finance.

In any situation that you find yourself dealing with someone in the service industry you need to find someone who knows how to remain calm under pressure. When someone has dealt with significant losses, sees the temptation of excess returns at the risk of more risk, or even just someone who wants to follow up with you and reassure you that they are keeping their eyes on your financial goals as much as (or more than) you do yourself, you know that you have found someone you can trust to guide you in the correct direction and truly be able to work with for the long haul.

Another reason why you want to be sure to have someone who gets investments and also gets people is just because the nature of the business. If there is a realistic chance that you will be able to see additional gains with a new fund or opportunity, then perhaps it does make sense to explore that area. Or you might want to stay the course in a short term period of time where your investments take a hit. However, when you see significant volatility and you feel that you need to make a decision, the last thing that you want to do is speak with someone who either doesn’t understand the markets or who doesn’t understand how to communicate an investment strategy to you (if not both).

The reason that so many individuals and investors are turning to Sanjay Shah and his wealth management strategy employed by Solo Capital is only because of the fact that both he and his organization have continued to employ both the idea of understanding wealth and also understanding people. His success will continue to grow just like the wealth of his clients as a result.

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Haircare Fanatic Tries Out WEN by Chaz Product

Posted on March 07, 2016


In an article recently published on Bustle, Emily McClure describes her experiences trying out WEN by Chaz Dean, a popular line of haircare products. McClure is a self-described diehard haircare fanatic, beauty blogger and fashion addict.

She watched WEN infomercials and was intrigued. Did it really work as claimed? She wanted to try. Maybe it would turn her thin hair into locks worthy of appearing on television too.

She points out Wen Cleansing Conditioners are a combination of styling treatment, shampoo and conditioner, all in one product, and WEN carries different formulations to use on different types of hair. McClure chose Fig because her hair is fine. It promised to moisturize her hair, making it fuller and shinier.

McClure started her experiment when her hair was dry and untamed after a hard day of traveling. She became worried when she read the bottle’s label and realized Wen recommended applying a lot more than a normal shampoo product would, at least 10 pumps, which is a handful. Once in the shower, she applied it all over her hair, rubbing it into her scalp out to the ends of every strand of hair.

She let it stay on for a few minutes, then rinsed. She admits on facebook her hair immediately felt thicker, and fewer strands fell out during the shower. After blowing her hair dry, it did look better, shinier.

In the morning, however, her hair felt greasy. As the week continued, she noticed that was a pattern. To make her hair feel and look great during the day, she had to shower and shampoo in the morning. Using WEN every day made her hair look wonderful, but she could not skip a day between washes or it would feel greasy again.

WEN by Chaz Dean’s amazon website says the Cleansing Conditioner is five products in one. Besides a shampoo and conditioner, it contains a deep conditioner, leave-in conditioner and detangler. It cleans hair without the usual lather or any of the harsh sulfates in regular commercial shampoo. Therefore, it does not remove the hair’s natural oils. That means the hair remains manageable, moisturized and stronger.