Troy McQuagge’s Success Highlighted With Recent Awards

Succeeding in the insurance business can be a crap shoot for many people. It’s often difficult to break through among the heavy competition and create a successful business that meets the needs of customers in a successful way.

One insurance specialist who has seemingly got it all figured out is Troy McQuagge. This highly successful insurance executive has helped transform the fate of multiple insurance companies and was recently awarded high honors by One Planet for his incredible successes.

Who Is Troy McQuagge?

Troy McQuagge is currently the president, CEO, and a member of the Board of Directors for USHEALTH Group. He joined this group in 2010 and in 2013 was elected to the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer positions.

Later in 2014, he was promoted to the President and CEO of the company. From there, he has expanded his executive skills to serve with Freedom Life Insurance and other groups related to USHEALTH.

Mr. McQuagge started his career right out of university, graduating from the University of Central Florida in 1983. That same year, he joined Allstate Insurance Company and later took part in the Student Insurance Division of United Insurance Companies.

Every company he’s worked with during this time has succeeded handily, setting single-year sales records nearly every year and making over $1 billion in revenue.

His Recent Honors

After all his incredible success as an insurance and marketing executive and CEO, Mr. McQuagge was awarded the “Gold Winner” or CEO of the Year at the One Planet Awards. This group is the premiere program awarding excellent businessmen and women for their successes in the industry.

Businesses all around the world, from for-profit to non-profit, nominate people every year. Thousands of possible names are suggested, highlighting Mr. McQuagge’s incredible success in winning this award.

What particularly inspired One Planet when giving this award was his success with USHEALTH Group. While success before, he was able to turn the company into a hugely successful venture, well behind its initial success. They stated he had achieved “unprecedented success, growth, and profitability” during his tenure.

He had this to say on winning the award: “It’s an honor to be named by One Planet Awards to receive this esteemed industry and peer recognition. In reality, this award belongs to everyone at USHEALTH Group, Inc. It is a testament to our company’s ongoing commitment to solve the health care affordability problem for customers by providing them with innovative coverage that can grow as their healthcare needs grow”.

It is statements like that which highlight Mr. McQuagge’s continued sense of humility and his dedication to building a business, not his own reputation. Selflessness is an important part of successful leadership, and he has it in spades.

Talk Fusion Talks About Their Product Of The Year Award

Talk Fusion has done a lot for businesses by giving them a platform to stay connected with their contacts. The company has developed proprietary software for sending videos in email format as well as newsletters, videoconferencing tools and corporate meeting slideshows, video chat and signup forms. They added to the video email platform by developing a WebRTC recorder that allows users to create videos using a webcam and instantly embed them in an email file. This product won the Product of the Year award from the Technology Marketing Coporation, the second award they had received from the agency. CEO Bob Reina is excited about his company’s accomplishment and talks about plans to enhance the video chat experience even more in the future. Indeed Reina has a lot to be proud of as it’s become quite a disrupter in the marketing industry.

 

Bob Reina started Talk Fusion about 9 years ago after an idea he had formulated came to life. He had retired from the police force some years ago and was pursuing the multilevel marketing business niche, and while on a road trip he had taken some videos that he was unable to send as email attachments. He determined there had to be a way to send them in small email format, and after a lot of work was done he was able to build a program to do so. He ran with the idea and soon he started the company, Talk Fusion.

 

Talk Fusion not only sells its video marketing products directly to customers, it also uses a multilevel marketing strategy that lets customers become associates and then resell the product suite to their own customers. Talk Fusion has rewards programs for associates who can meet monthly and annual poduct sales volumes ranging from simple extra gifts and jewelry all the way to rolex watches, luxury vacations and even brand new cars. Talk Fusion’s also given their customers a chance to try products before buying for as much as 30 days. The products can be signed up for and used without even needing a credit card.

Community Banking vs National Banking

We are living in the 21st Century, which is one of the technologically advanced eras in recorded history. Just about everything in the world has some form of innovation implemented into it and the banking industry is no exception. Did you know that many community banking center are in direct competition with national banking centers? That’s right! These smaller more secluded institutions offer many of the same services as their larger counterparts. Have you ever heard of the Texas Bankers Association? This prominent association hosts one of the best events in banking known as the Strategic Opportunities and M&A Conference. If you’re in the field of regional banking than you’ve probably heard of it and provides perspectives, discussions, as well as opinions about this exclusive industry.

John Holt, whom is CEO and President of NexBank Capital attended the event in November and he well represented the firm with his expertise. Holt served as a panelist on the “banker panel discussion,” which focused on reinvention. This was a great time for any and all members to explore new trends and to progressively discuss any challenges in this field of work. Individuals such as bank leaders, consultants, and advisers were all present here as everyone had a chance to discuss any issues of their choice. NexBank Capital is one of Dallas, Texas’ most affluent financial centers. Formerly known as Heritage Bank, this bank specializes in investment, mortgage, and commercial banking.

With an estimated $4.0 Billion in assets, NexBank is a true testament of success and if things stay on track, this bank’s total assets will further exceed where it is currently today. Why do business with a national chain bank when you can receive many of the same services with a community bank?

 

How Clay Siegall and his company, Seattle Genetics, are making the world a better place.

Clay Siegall was responsible for founding Seattle Genetics in 1998. He is the President, Board Chairman, and Chief executive officer of the company built on a foundation of rigorous research, scientific innovations and the passion of assisting patients. Clay is a scientist by training and has the ambition and emphasis on cancer therapies, and this led him to build the company. Mr. Clay has guided the company to become one of the leading companies in developing antibody-drug conjugates.

He also led the company to secure the FDA approval in 2011 of ADCETRIS which was the company’s first ADC product. With collaborating with Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the drug ADCETRIS has become a global brand where it has been approved in more than fifty countries. Under his leadership of Siegall, Seattle Genetics is advancing a pipeline of ADCs proprietary to help in treating cancer.

Before co-founding Seattle Genetics, Dr. Clay worked with Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute for nearly six years since 1991. After leaving the research institute, Siegall joined the National Cancer Institute for three years as from 1988. While working in these facilities, Clay gained a lot of experiences that came in handy when he was founding the Seattle Genetics company.

He also has worked on the Board of Directors of various institutions such as Washington Roundtable, Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals and Alder BioPharmacceuticals which sharpened his leadership skills and opened him to the field of medicine.

A good leader is expected to always lead his team to success and advancements. Siegall has led the company into entering multiple strategic licenses for the sake of the company’s ADC technology seen to generate more than three hundred million dollars from the time it was founded. Some of these strategic licenses include AbbVie, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, and Genentech.

Across various internal and collaborator programs, more than twenty ADCs clinics employ the Seattle Genetics’ technology. With the help of Dr. Siegall, the firm has engaged in capital-raising activities where they have been in a position of securing more than two billion dollars through private and public financings. The 2001 public offering also played a part in financing the firm. Dr. Siegall has played a very crucial role in helping the cancer patients.

George Soros on Donald Trump – and How Putin Meddled With the US Elections

“Donald Trump is an imposter, con man, and a would-be dictator.” Billionaire George Soros said. Adding, “He [Trump] stands for that other form of government, which is the opposite of an open society; better described as a dictatorship or a mafia state.”

He is a disenchanted man since Donald Trump’s election as 45th President of the US. At number 27 on Forbes list of richest people on earth, Soros’ net worth stands at $24.9 billion.

Although Soros Fund Management on Biography is said to have gained 5% over 2016, according to The Wall Street Journal, Soros spent about $1 billion in last year’s US election campaigns. Throwing his weight behind Hillary Clinton in her presidential bid, Soros contributed huge chunks of money to the Democratic campaign team and placed bets against Trump’s election on Snopes.

How Putin Meddled With US Elections

He disputes Trump having won fair and square – with a landslide. Soros sees Putin’s hand all over in Trump’s election. He believes Putin helped him secure the top seat; by exploiting social media companies’ business model on opensocietyfoundations.org to spread misinformation and fake news. He says Putin also played a part in confusing electorates and destabilizing democracy.

Holocaust Survivor

George Soros is a Hungarian-American is a Holocaust survivor who was discriminated as a child by Nazis; for being Jew. He was 13 when Hungary was under Nazi Germany occupation in 1944. He believes he only survived because his father arranged false identities and got them out of Hungary. For this reason, issues of segregation resonate with him.

Trump’s Affinity for Dictators

He fears, the US will soon be overwhelmed with internal struggles, and minorities will suffer. With Trump’s seemingly gravitating towards dictators, the US will not be in a position to protect and promote democracy on Politico around the world. He foresees Trump preferring to cut deals at the expense of principles and integrity.

Trump Does Not Have a Plan

As far as Soros’ is concerned, Trump was not in the race to win. He lacks clear goals for his term in office, his ideas are self-contradictory and he will therefore fail. He also predicts a Trump failure in the financial market. To Soros, he only seems to be preparing for a trade war.

Speaking to Business Insider, Soros said, “It’s impossible to predict exactly how Trump is going to act because he hasn’t actually thought it through.”

He laments, “He didn’t expect to win. … He was engaged in building his brand.”

Soros is unsure of how the business community should deal with Trump, but his resolve is to “keep as far away from it as I can.”

Fight against Hate Crimes

However, moved by the plight of thousands of immigrants and minorities, George Soros pledged $10 million from his personal foundation to fight the hate crimes that he links to Trump’s stereotype rhetoric during his campaign.

Desiree Perez Influences Tidal Services

Since Desiree Perez was introduced to work with Tidal, there have been significant developments. Tidal had become to dwindle, but at the moment it has regained its stability. Desiree Perez is a great person who has a lot of influence in what he does. Jay-Z had invested a lot in the company, and he could not watch the company go down because of management issues. Since he made a decision to hire Desiree Perez, the company is now riding to the path of success. It is now clear that the corporation cannot collapse and it is achieving competitive advantage over the other firms.

 

Many would wonder why Desiree is suitable for that position and why she is that ready to ensure that Tidal Succeeds in its undertakings. Many qualities make the lady be able to achieve in the management of music streaming company. First, is being passionate about what she does. She is passionate about music and nurturing young talents. Now Tidal offers high royalties to the musicians who are signed to the company. Having a strong convincing power is also crucial in the business. It is because many deals are involved, and one has to be firm concerning making of decisions. That is what made Jay-Z hire her for the position, and it is working.

 

Tidal has invested a lot in paying their artists significant royalties. There is a need for any company to make profits and Tidal is now on the way to making great profits and signing crucial contracts. Desiree Perez is doing everything to help Jay-Z come out strong with his company. As of now, the firm is on its way to success because of good leadership. Desiree has the leadership quality that needs to take the company to become the best in the world.

 

 

Wikipedia Editors Confused About Trump as President

On 20 January 2017, Donald Trump was officially inaugurated as the forty-fifth president of America on 12:00 pm Eastern Time. At that point, the president’s office and all related social media accounts were transitioned to Donald Trump. However, things were different on Wikipedia. As the website is an online encyclopedia which is crowd-sourced; therefore, everyone has access to edit the pages. Users were not sure when Trump was going to take over the office. The page of President of the United States on Wikipedia was edited several times. Sometimes, it was showing Donald Trump as the president while on other times Obama was shown as the president.

Supporters of Donald Trump were editing the page to show him as the President while his opponents wanted to show Obama as the President until noon. According to some sources, the page was edited about eight times during the morning which is not that much depending on the situation. However, the page is protected. Therefore, not many editors have access to edit it. Most probably the reason for this strange situation was the old habits of writers. In the old days, when encyclopedias were only available in printed form, time was never an issue. At that time, many students have the habit of looking Britannica Encyclopedia in their schools at afternoon.

Wikipedia is a great source of knowledge. Wikipedia experts do a great job as they take a headache out of creating a page for a person or business. A Wikipedia page has endless benefits and opportunities for one’s business or online presence if professionals create it. Wikimedia Foundation is a nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia with an estimated budget of sixty-eight million dollars. Wikipedia is something that makes users feel that they can own the internet. It does not make money from the users. During the last seven years, the number of articles on the website has increased two times. The reach of the website is amazing. Every month, more than five hundred million visitors and almost eighteen billion views were observed. In addition to this, thirty-six million articles on Wikipedia are available in more than two-hundred-and-fifty languages. The website has become an important cultural function and source of reference. The number of articles in the English Language is more than five million. Whenever there is a question, the majority of Internet users visit Wikipedia to get the answers. Even Google search show Wikipedia pages as the top result.

A Summary of Dick DeVos Life

Executive Career

Dick DeVos was born in 1955 as Richard Marvin DeVos. Richard DeVos is his father and is one of the richest people in the world with an estimated fortune of over 4billion dollars. He is married to Betsy DeVos.

 

Dick DeVos has spent many years working in different executive positions. He joined his father’s Amway Corporation in 1974 and rose to become one of its vice presidents in 1984. In this post, Amway Corporation explored new markets that led to the foreign sales exceeding the domestic sales something that had not happened before. The annual international sales increased from 5% in 1986 to 50% by the time he left the company in 1991.

 

DeVos rose to become the President and CEO of the Orlando Magic after his family bought the basketball franchise in 1991. However, he left the club in 1993 to rejoin Amway Corporation.

 

He succeeded his father to become the company’s president. He further expanded this business to 50 countries in different continents. In his last year as the President, Amway sales hit $4.5 billion. One of the most significant changes that took place during his presidency was restructuring of the Amway Corporation leading to the creation of Alticor. Job cuts marked the restructuring. DeVos served as the President of the company from 1993 to 2002 when he retired.

 

His managerial career didn’t end there. He joined The Windquest Group as its president in 2002. The group is an investment management company. The company has invested in technology and manufacturing sectors among others.

 

Political Life and Other Activities

 

DeVos has participated in some community initiatives. His initiative, the Education Freedom Fund gives scholarships to many needy students in Michigan. In 1990, he was elected to Michigan’s State Board of Education. In 2000, a joined an unsuccessful campaign to change the Michigan constitution to grant tax credits to voucher and tuition.

 

DeVos has participated in several Grand Rapids’ health care improvement programs, convention center, and heart hospital among others, as the chair/co-chair. These programs have been aimed at improving the community’s living conditions.

 

In 2006, he became the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Michigan State. Despite spending a significant amount of his money in the race, he lost to the Democrats candidate and incumbent governor Jennifer Granholm.

 

Other Achievements

 

DeVos is a graduate of Northwood University. He has been declared the National Champions sailor twice. He is also certified pilot of jet aircraft and helicopter. Dick is the writer of the “Rediscovering American Values,” which is the New York Times best-selling book. The book was published in 1997 and is offered in seven languages.

 

The progressive essence of Thor Halvorssen

Halvorssen is a community asset; he speaks at length of human rights in various lectures as president and founder of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation, pushes for positive community change through his political activism through social media, and perhaps most socially permeating of all, is an active producer of film that largely has striking social commentary.

It can be seen that Thor Halvorssen is someone who values people and their rights. The Human Rights foundation he founded has consistently fought for the rights of people to have self-determination and expression, be they from China, Latin America or anywhere else. Halvorssen has personally pushed for the release of political prisoners from various countries, as well as fought against the political ideologies that allow for these abuses to happen, from wherever they fall along the political spectrum.

Following this trend of celebration of human rights, and a relentless assault on those who would abuse them, Halvorssen is an active producer of various films that comment on the dangers that arise when society allows for tyrants of all shapes to gain power. From the documenting of suffering of migrant farm workers under the sugar barons, to future dystopian governments, Halvorssen has produced many a film with piercing commentary on the way people suffer under tyranny.

Halvorssen says it best himself: “Liberty of opinion, speech, and expression is indispensable to a free and, in the deepest sense, progressive society. Deny it to one, and you deny it effectively to all.” In this sense, it seems prudent to describe Halvorssen as a champion of human rights, and in that, a progressive in the truest form.

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Wengie’s Nighttime Routine

Wengie talks through her night routine. As she says, she doesn’t do this routine every night, because nobody has time for all that!

Once she’s comfortable, she works, edits, or answers e-mails that have piled up. She states that she uses scents like lemon, rosemary, and mint to help bolster her concentration and memory. Recommended ways to deliver that smell are through scent sticks, tea, or candles. Snacktime comes next, and Wengie suggest putting healthy snacks like vegetables, hummus, and pita chips in muffin cups to control portions. Some relaxing time with Netflix accompanies the snack. Wengie suggests checking out the documentary and foreign sections to find educational shows and shows that present different cultures.

Next, Wengie uses a cleansing brush to remove makeup because it cleans, removes makeup, and exfoliates all at once, eliminating some steps.  She recommends honey as an easy DIY mask, as it is antibacterial, soothing, and budget friendly. A few recipes are included for specific skin issues. A simple hack she uses to keep the honey from sticking to the spoon is to first dip the spoon in coconut oil, then scoop up the honey. Leave the honey on for 30 minutes. While you wait, write down 3 things you’re thankful for and 3 reflections or things you’ve learned about yourself to increase happiness and learn more about yourself.

After the masque is removed, Wengie uses a toner, SK II essence, and an oil to moisturize and massage her face. She suggests replacing blue toned lights with yellow tones or candles before bed to send your body signals that it’s bedtime. She also suggests avoiding your phone before bed for the same reason. Finally, read a book and put a few drops of lavender near your pillow for a more relaxing sleep.