While it’s true that the name Serge Belamant doesn’t naturally come to mind when you think of blockchain technology – it should. Why? Because he’s the founding patent holder and has been a key contributor in many related advancements. Born in France, Belamant moved to South Africa with his family as a teenager, and later studied at both Witwatersrand University and the University of South Africa. Curious by nature, he studied engineering when he first started college, and later studied applied mathematics, computer science and information systems. There’s something about the enthusiasm of high achievers like Bill Gates and Serge Belamant, who both left college early to pursue their career goals.
What exactly is blockchain technology? It’s the type of technology from which you’ve probably benefited and didn’t even know it. Blockchain technology is used to make financial transactions more secure and accurate. It’s also used to make them more efficient. Specifically, blockchain technology is described as linking and encrypting a ledger of records that have sensitive information. The individual ledgers also include a time stamp and other data common to transactions.
Serge Belamant has filed many patents over the years, and he’s a patent holder for blockchain technology. He has also excelled as a business owner. As the founder of Net1Technologies, he was sought after by Visa for an important project that resulted in him moving to the United States. The project was successful beyond measure because he created the Chip Offline Pre-authorized Card (COPAC) for Visa, which is still used today to mitigate fraud and the improper use of credit.
Another significant achievement of Serge Belamant is the work he did when First National Bank of South Africa purchased Cash Payment Services (CPS). There was a lot of work required to modernize the system that paid grants to more than a million South Africans primarily located in rural areas across the country. These types of achievements were on the heels of many other successes in Belamant’s career, such as the work he did for Matrix Engineering where he worked with finite element analysis software that optimized water levels in dams. These are just some of his many career achievements.
Companies that make their money investing have various strategies that they use. Some are much better than others. The companies that stay around the longest are usually the ones that do not rush into foolish investments. ThePalo Alto private equity firm HGGC has always been very careful about any potential investment opportunity. This is because there is so much at stake. Possibly losing money is only part of the problem. There is also the chance that they could get the reputation for being very reckless investors if they do not carefully research all of the potential outcomes before investing money.
HGGC lays out all of the possible scenarios at meetings with all of the corporate executives. These people have literally decades of experience working for some of the most successful investment companies all over the world. These people would never throw money away on an investment that has no chance of making a profit. This is why the people and companies that choose to invest with HGGC have the utmost confidence that their money is in the right hands. They are confident that they will see a nice return on their investment without their money being put at risk unless it is necessary.
One of the things that HGGC isknown for is being extremely cautions. There are many private equity firms that want to get the jump on their competition. They think the best way to do this is to be the first to make an investment that no other company has done yet. There are times when this strategy will pay off. However, it is also common for the investment to go nowhere and a large amount of money is lost. Therefore, the cautious approach that is taken by HGGC is one that proves to be successful more times than not.
After a decade, HGGC has many satisfied clientswho are all too happy to sing their praises. This speaks volumes about the quality of work that they have done since they opened for business 12 years ago. The company continues to get bigger based on their history of success.
Alex Hern is a businessman that has a huge resume and experience to boot as he has always worked for large corporations much of the time being in positions of power. During his working time that he worked for other companies, he got to learn what made a company successful and what factors allowed them to fail. So when he finally made the transition to working for himself it seemed only natural to help companies that were just starting out get off the ground in the business world.
Because expert Alex Hern never liked to stay in one place too long it was perfect to be able to get a company going well and teach the owner what they would need to do before moving on. By doing this Alex has been wildly successful as a consultant for companies all over the world causing him to travel all over the world for this work as his main goal was to help as many people as possible.
JD.com, a Chinese online retailer, is staking a claim in the country’s very competitive market when it comes to package delivery, by opening its a logistics network to parcels shipped by businesses and consumers. The move announced on October 18 will first roll out for customers as well as business customer in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing, allowing them to send items via the company’s app or via pickup requests through the messaging app WeChat.Alibaba Group Holding’s main e-commerce rival expects to expand the service in order to cover business and a residential deliveries between two points in China.
In turn, this move would turn their network of trucks, vans and warehouses that the company uses to move goods sold on their platform into a more broad delivery service which features delivery, and as a result compete with companies such as SF Express and ZTO Express, and have a similar model to FedEx Crop. and United Parcel Service Inc.According to the company, their network can reach 99% of the Chinese population, and more than 90% of their orders can be delivered in one day or less. The Chief Executive of JD Logistics made a statement noting that this move marks the next step in leveraging JD’s nationwide network that they build over the past 10 years.The company logged $17.7 billion in net revenue in the second quarter, but they are spending more on technology and highly automated warehouses.
Their network includes over 500 warehouses, close to 7,000 pickup and delivery stations, 15 logistics parks, and 250,000 delivery and transportation vehicles, which includes some that are operated by partners. In addition, despite the fact that JD.com does not own any planes, they ship goods through commercial airlines and they also deploy drones for remote rural provinces in China.The company already sells its distribution and a logistics services to corporate customers like UnileverPLC, and also provides courier services for businesses that seek access to the company’s network. However, selling delivery services to parcel customer enables the company to cut its per-package costs, spreading the cost of running the network across still more shipments.
According to Shervin Pishevar, monopolies like Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook limit the growth of small startups. This adversely impacts innovation. It results in the centralization of new ideas. The whole economy suffers in this situation.
The monopolies described by Shervin Pishevar have been an enemy of capitalism since the advent of the global economy. Nevertheless, they grew strong enough to set the stage for central banks. Alone, these events are not the most desirable circumstances. However, combined with nearly absolute power the result is a stifling of the economy.
These organizations have even demonstrated an ability to circumvent first world governments. Shervin Pishevar compels one to consider, that with so much power at their disposal, how can small startups expect to compete, let alone turn a profit. Notice that the monopolies discussed here are all US companies. The US is home to small business. This illustrates the magnitude of the global domination that big businesses have over the world.
The technology sector becomes a bigger part of the global economy with each passing year. Innovation has shown to be critical to technological advancement. This sector does not stand still. One can only speculate what might happen if it did. It is a foregone conclusion that computers will become faster, homes smarter, and cars more automated. These occurrences are as secure as when oil was compared to gold. Technological innovation is so impactful that philanthropic organizations dedicate their efforts toward digital interconnectivity. This includes the most remote regions of the third world.
As important as technology is to the economy and innovation is to technology, ideas are the starting point. Without ideas, innovation might only be limited to speed. All the world could be still sitting in front of high-performance PC’s without smartphones if it were not for idea men like Steve Jobs. This is where Shervin Pishevar shines. Small business is the breeding grounds for ideas. Yes, large corporations have formidable research and development departments, but they have an underlying agenda. Corporations need to make administrative decisions that blind them to possibilities that small businesses find apparent.
Anyone who has been using the Talk Fusion system already knows that CEO and Founder Bob Reina is on top of his game. Bob has developed the most amazing all in one video marketing system that is easy to use and cost effective. In fact, everyone can try it for free without giving over a credit card number. This system is so good that Talk Fusion knows that a high percentage of the people who use the system will pay to continue using it long after their free 30 day, no credit card trial. The good news is that the system just got even better.
How do you make a great system even better? Well, Bob Reina said you use WebRTC technology. Now, you might be wondering what makes this whole thing so impressive. With this recording software there is no separate download. You simply use your favorite web based browser and you are good to go. No need to install or update that flash player called Adobe or any other plug in feature.
This program, called Live Meetings is a program that helps people with real time, live or recorded, communications. This is something that Bob Reina and Talk Fusion are very proud of. In an online broadcast, Bob got to talk about the new software and it’s latest features. One thing Bob did talk about is that Talk Fusion is always on the cutting edge of their competitors. He said that no technology similar to this is being used to equal the system offered by Talk Fusion. WebRTC is going to be added to each and every application that Talk Fusion offers in the near future.
The late, great Tom Petty once said, “The Waiting is the Hardest Part.” Bob Reina does not want people to have to wait around anymore to be happy in their lives. He wants them to be happy right this second and right this moment. The sooner they get started on being happy and going after what they want, the happier they will be in their lives. After all, as many people know, life is short. Because it is short, it is imperative to take advantage of opportunities when they are presented to people. They need to really run with them and not let them past them by in life.
With Talk Fusion, the video communications provider, they have everything they could ever want to go into business for themselves. As they say, “If you want something done, you need to do it yourself.” Too often, people did not see what they were capable of and did not bring out the best in them. They were simply another person on the assembly line at their place of employment. It did not make them feel very good or feel very special. They felt useless. When they are in charge of their own business, they hold all of the keys to their own future.
Quite frankly, that is how it should be in life for everyone out there. They should be the ones in charge of their lives and especially their careers. They should not let anyone tell them what is right for them. After all, they are the ones that know what is right for them and what is wrong for them. No one else can tell them that and no one else should tell them that. When they start their business using Talk Fusion, they see a whole new way of living. It is a better way and it is the best way, quite frankly.
It does not feel like work. Even though there is work involved, they are doing something that truly is important to them, so every day feels like an important and special day and not just another day on the calendar.