Shervin Pishevar is one of the most widely followed venture capitalists on Twitter. He currently has a following of more than 100,000 people, making him one of the most widely read venture capitalists across the globe. With a focus on the development and financing of tech startups, Shervin Pishevar has been responsible for the creations of some of the most famous and profitable companies in the world. Projects on which he has played a critical role include the founding of Uber, Airbnb and Virgin Hyperloop.
But to those who read him regularly, it may seem that Shervin Pishevar has his first passion with economics and geopolitics. He regularly shares his learned opinions with his followers on social media. And one of the topics upon which he has frequently expounded has been the coming advent of an entire class of nomad capitalists.
States better hang on for their lives
Shervin Pishevar points outthat the world of entrepreneurialism and business in general is becoming much more of a globalized affair. Increasingly, extractive states with punitive taxes — the United States being a chief example — are finding themselves in a global competition to attract and retain talent, just as occurs in any other business. One of the biggest problems, Shervin Pishevar says, is when national governments levy dizzying tax levels in order to finance things that don’t directly create any tangible public good.
The place where this is most obvious is in the area of paying entitlements and interest. Entitlements, like pensions, Social Security and food stamps, create no tangible benefits for current taxpayers. These are straightforward and simple wealth transfers. When the capitalist class of dynamic entrepreneurs and talented businesspeople see that their hard-earned money is being stolen from them and siphoned into unproductive pursuits, they become far likelier to throw up their hands and change venues.
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Shervin Pishevar says that inventions like cryptocurrencies will only accelerate the trend among the capitalist class to flee punitive tax regimes and go where they are more appreciated and better treated. Ultimately, this could create a talent-drain spiralthat could end in something akin to Zimbabwe for the tax-pig states.
Jeunesse Global, LLC was founded in 2009 by Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis. The pair of burgeoning entrepreneurs came out of retirement to found Jeunesse, a now thriving and award-winning skincare company, on September 9, 2009, at 9:00 PM. Ray and Lewis felt the significance of the number 9, which represents longevity, would reflect the goals they had in mind for Jeunesse, a company they created to sell cutting-edge youth enhancement cosmetics and products. The founding pair hoped that the number 9 would not only help their company achieve longevity but also their customers. In addition to striving to grow their own company, Randy and Wendy also desired to help distributors reach their goals and end global hunger. Now, in 2018, Jeunesse continues to expand its product line and grow its customer base across the globe.
One of Jeunesse’s most popular anti-aging products is the Instantly Ageless micro-cream. The cream is designed to go on the forehead, eyebrows, undereye bags, crow’s feet, and facial pores to erase signs of aging. The cream comes in packs of 5 strips of 5 multi-use vials. The cream is advertised to begin working in as little as 2 minutes and lasts for 6 to 9 hours. The cream is easily applied in small amounts, about the size of a pea, allowing each vial to be used 2-3 times. The cream can be applied before and after makeup. A thin layer of the cream is then applied to the desired area and slightly moistened. The cream should not be rubbed all the way, because it begins working as it dries. There should be visible results as the cream works and signs of aging, like fine wrinkles and sagging skin, begin to disappear. If there is a white residue after applying the Instantly Ageless cream, you have applied too much. To remove the residue, use a damp cotton swab to gently pat the white residue to remove it entirely.
Private investment manager Kerrisdale Capital has published a report explaining why it shorted biopharmaceutical company, Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc. It is considered a valuable investment because it has the current leading drug treatment for cystic fibrosis. After it was recognized by the FDA, its stock price skyrocketed 100%. All of that makes it look very positive, but Kerrisdale’s report details a pattern of low-quality data and troubling omissions in public disclosures. To fully release the details of its negative report, Kerrisdale hosted a conference call on Tuesday, March 20 at 10:30 am ET.
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Kerrisdale Capital is led by its founder and CIO, Sahm Adrangi. He first made a name for himself managing over $2 billion in distressed funds for Longacre Fund Management LLC. He left in 2009 to found Kerrisdale. Sahm Adrangi founded the company with less than $1 million dollars and has led it to its current management of more than $150 dollars. He is also a widely recognized expert concerning misconceptions concerning specific companies. He first made a name for him doing this sort of thing by exposing fraud in Chinese companies in 2010 and 2011.
This was just the beginning. Sahm Adrangi has since done so many times in a variety of industries. He publishes his findings on the Kerrisdale website, Twitter, and miscellaneous other sites across the web. In past months Sahm Adrangi has focused his sights largely on the bioscience industry, particularly Bavarian Nordic, Sage Therapeutics, Zafgen, Unilife, and Pulse Biosciences. During this time he has also focused on the mining industry, specifically, First Majestic Silver and Northern Dynasty Minerals; and on the telecommunications industry, namely Globalstar, Dish Network, Straight Path Communications and ViaSat Inc.
According to Patch.com and an interview with Forbes.com by Susan Adams, Dr. Mark McKenna began his career in New Orleans, Louisiana after he graduated from Tulane School of Medicine in 1999. During his time in the University he would do physicals for prisoners and work for $50 an hour. Dr. Mark McKenna would then invest all of his money he made during this time to real estate and also worked with his father in the his doctor’s office for about 5 years. However, in 2005, Hurricane Katrina put all this laid to rest when New Orleans was destroyed in many areas of homes and businesses. Millions of dollars was gone just in the blink of an eye for this young doctor. For 2 years Dr. Mark McKenna would work to help rebuild New Orleans. In 2007 he moved his practice to Atlanta, Georgia and started Shape Med. This was not any problem at all since he has made a name for himself and trusted by his patients and continued on his journey.
Most recently, Dr. Mark McKenna has opened the doors to a new service to the Buckhead area. March 1, 2018, he is now the owner and operator of OVME, pronounced “of me.” This place has 4 private treatment rooms and a private office for Doctor and Patient confidentiality. OVME provides the updated medical aesthetic with the most upgraded technology to provide the goal of people to have a new outlook on themselves with confidence. The services include the following: a variety of facial and skin upgrades performed with injections of neurotoxins for youthful skin, dermal fillers for lips to look fuller, micro-needling, testosterone replacement therapy, and working with male hair loss issues. They will also work with weight issues by reviewing the patients DNA test results. OVME has the number one setting for luxury and privacy for its patients. They also have a collection of products for skin care that the public can buy as well even without making an appointment. The entrepreneur Dr. Mark McKenna has definitely brightened the faces of the people of Atlanta, Georgia.
Recently, Norman Pattiz announced a new podcast: “All of the Above,” which is hosted by Norman Lear. Lear, a multi-talented former writer and producer, is creating this podcast to cover a wide-range of topics rather than focus in on a narrow niche. The podcast features guests weekly, and early-on, Lear hosts Amy Poehler, Jerrod Carmichael, and Juli Louis-Dreyfus. The podcast debuted on May 1 and continues to release a new episode every Monday. Not surprisingly, Pattiz is thrilled to have Lear aboard, claiming to have “known and admired” Norman for a long time. Pattiz’ network benefits from the popular Lear, who challenges audiences to give him a try: “Whatever my age, I think of myself as your peer — whatever your age. Subscribe, and see if you don’t agree.”
This show is the latest for Norman Pattiz’ succesful PodcastOne, an app and website which features a number of different podcasts, including shows hosted by a number of different people: Shaquille O’Neal, Larry King, and Jordan Harbinger to name several. Pattiz has 50 years of experience under his belt; before starting PodcastOne, Pattiz was the founder of Westwood One. While now retired from his role at Westwood, Pattiz’ leadership led Westwood to becoming America’s largest radio network in 1976. Pattiz has carried this success into PodcastOne, which is now further strengthened through the addition of Lear. His transition from traditional radio to internet radio was an interesting one, and in an interview, he discusses how a meeting with Kit Gray “struck” him with the idea that podcasting was capable of bringing Westwood One to the digital world.Learn more: https://patch.com/california/across-ca/norman-pattiz-announces-positive-impact-podcast-advertising
Beyond entertainment, Pattiz has also contributed to broadcasting services within American government. He was appointed to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversaw several government broadcast stations such as Radio Free Europe, Middle East Broadcasting, and The Voice of America. Pattiz lifetime achievements have earned him a number of accolades, but perhaps most significant is his 2009 induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame. He also earned the Giants of Broadcasting award. Pattiz’ career is remarkable, and those looking to enter the realm of podcasting or radio themselves should take a look at his beliefs and philosophies for inspiration. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/norman-pattiz#/entity