August 17

Louis Chenevert a Man of Many Talents

Louis Chenevert has often been referred to as a man of many skills and talents. As Chenevert has proven, it matters now where you come from, but it only matters where you end up. His career has flourished with prestigious titles in production management for General Motors, as well as CEO and advisor for Goldman Sachs. Finishing strong is something he was able to do, and he encourages others to do the same. What made the difference for Louis Chenevert?

His story is about knowing exactly what he wanted out of life, and coming up with a plan to get there. Unlike many successful businessmen, Louis Chenevert was not born to a wealthy or accomplished family in the world of business. His path to success was paved with nothing more than his commitment to doing the work and becoming a successful individual. He had learned long ago that if he remained dedicated to working hard, that he would ultimately have prosperity.

Gaining an interest in business while growing up, and later attended the HEC Montreal Business School where he majored in production management. His passion during this time was to discover how to produce the absolute best goods through a production process and system while minimizing cost. Upon his graduation, he quickly secured a job with General Motors in production management, proving to his superiors that his education as well as his dedication to his career was more than enough for him to become the success he had dreamed about.

While working with General Motors, Louis became good friends with Guy Hachey, the hiring manager for the company. Through their long journey in production, and the success that was achieved while Louis was in management, production levels increased, impressing Hachey as well as his superiors. Hachey found it easy to get along with Louis, and they remain friends today.

August 6

Guilherme Paulus one of the most influential businessmen

CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. is currently the largest travel company in Brazil and is in 23 states in the country. Not only is CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. the largest in Brazil, but currently has 209 points of sales globally with an office in Europe and many neighboring South American countries. The widely successful and influential travel agent company employs over 3,200 citizens and more than 1,000 suppliers. CVC Brasil has grown to services directly more than 8.5 million customers in both South America and Europe

CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.Awas founded in 1972 by Guilherme Paulus and his partner Carlos Vicente Cerchiari when Paulus was only 24 years old. The two hit the ground running, but Carlos Vicente Cerchiari, in 1974 decided to sell his portion of the company and give Guilherme Paulus full control of operations going forward. Visit to learn more about Paulus

Guilherme Paulus graduated college with a degree in business and has worked with IBM for over 20 years. Guilherme Paulus has ventured into the hotel industry and has been making significant financial investments in many hotels. In 2005 Guilherme founded GJP Hotels and Resorts. Mr. Paulus makes a point to focus more on the customer, to ensure their satisfaction. Mr. Paulus was added to Forbes list of billionaires in 2013 the same year he became Chairman of the Board of Directors at CVS Brasil. Currently, GJP Hotels and Resorts control more than 15 hotels and resorts in Brazil. There are plans for GJP to expand and create new locations to include the highly sought surrounding airport areas.

Mr. Paulus is also a member of the Board of Directors for GJP and is an active member of the Tourism National Board, which is named by the Republic’s President. One of Brazil’s most respected and influential businessmen, Guilherme Paulus was recognized and named Entrepreneur of the year for his direct contributions to the improvement of the quality of life in Brazil.


August 5

ClassDojo Creates Positive Classroom Culture

The wonderful classroom moments that many parents are not able to be a part of are now becoming available to them for their viewing pleasure. Thanks to the ClassDojo app, parents can now be more involved than ever in the classroom setting. The ClassDojo app was founded in 2011 for the purpose of providing a free, easy to use method to create a culture and community between teachers, students and parents.

The educational technology app was co-founded by CEO Sam Chaudhary and CTO Liam Don. The ClassDojo app has not yet made any revenue because the co-founders do not believe in making money off of the user’s privacy data. According to the co-founders, privacy is a huge concern when kids are involved. Instead of risking privacy, the thoughtful co-founders decided to create premium features and content that parents would pay to use.

The ClassDojo app has been able to greatly improve the communication between teachers and parents outside of the parent-teacher conference setting. ClassDojo allows the students to have a voice of their own by enabling them to showcase and share their learning by adding photos and videos to their own portfolios. Some say the app is similar to other social media apps.

However, ClassDojo is different because it is made specifically for the classroom environment for the purpose of creating a communication platform that creates a positive culture in the classrooms and schools around the country. The priceless moments that most parents would miss out on can now be captured by the teacher so that the parents can be more included.

August 3

The Chainsmokers Inch Past the Gorillaz; They are the 3rd Longest-Running Album on Dance Charts

Memories…Do Not Open was released in April of 2017 by The Chainsmokers, but this wasn’t their first contribution to the music industry. They had been releasing music since 2014, choosing to release singles every few months instead of full-length projects. In the end this paid off because they had a buzz without over-saturating fans with their music.

Their first few songs cracked Billboard’s Hot 100. “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down” were instant hits. “Closer” became their first No 1 song. They also released a few EPs leading up to their first full-length album. Bouquet and Collage are the names of their EPs.

As for Memories…Do Not Open, it reached the 34 week mark in May, topping the Billboard Chart’s dance category. Their debut album may be over a year old, but it is still making waves among fans of dance music. They have also been releasing new music. Their recent sound has shifted to a more serious, sometimes dark sound.

The 34th week made history in fact. They tied with the Gorillaz’s Demon Days album, making their album the 3rd longest-running album at the No 1 position on the dance chart.

This record is for total time spent on the charts and not consecutive weeks. The Chainsmokers were knocked off the No 1 position several times in fact. Artists like Odesza, William Control, Above & Beyond, Avicii, and Kygo all temporarily stole the spot from The Chainsmokers.

About Alex Pall

Alex Pall is a founding member of The Chainsmokers. Originally Alex Pall had a different musical partner. Andrew Taggart joined in 2014 when Pall’s previous partner left. Alex Pall was also working as a DJ in and around New York prior to being introduced to Andrew Taggart.

About Andrew Taggart

Like Pall, Taggart was working as a DJ. Andrew Taggart was also interning at Interscope. Contacts at Interscope set him up with a meeting with Alex Pall, and the two vibed immediately.

August 2

Freedom Checks, Oil Drilling, and Matt Badiali

The investment expert and geologist Matt Badiali has been providing insights about investing in natural resources. His work as a geologist has led him to many interesting locations around the world such as Switzerland, Haiti, Hong Kong, and many others while he researched the natural resources with potential for investment.

Many other investors in the industry stop at reading news stories and researching the companies they are interested in, Matt Badiali prefers to take it a step further by actually checking out the sites where the natural resources are being sourced from. With his experience in geology, he is able to analyze how the company he is researching is operating on a hands-on level. Some of the most useful research and data he is able to gather comes from the workers and residents of the area themselves. They are able to provide information about the local political climate surrounding the project and issues with the government that may affect the profitability of the site.

One of the investment opportunities that Matt Badiali has been writing extensively about recently is the concept of Freedom Checks. Freedom Checks are not well-known, but they are profits distributed from Master Limited Partnerships to their investors on a quarterly or even monthly basis. These Master Limited Partnerships generally have something to do with the oil industry in some capacity and would prefer to distribute a portion of their profits to investors as opposed to paying out taxes to the government. This concept is confusing to many, but Matt Badiali stresses that they are a legitimate investment opportunity with a good payout.

Matt Badiali currently works as the Chief Resource Investment Expert of Banyan Hill Publishing as well as acting as a Geologist and Analyst for Stansberry Research. He attended Pennsylvania State University from 1987 to 1992 where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Geological and Earth Sciences before he later continued his education at Florida Atlantic University where he worked on Masters in the subject from 1998 until his graduation in 2000. From 2000 to 2005, he completed a Ph.D. in Sedimentary Geology except for his dissertation at the University of North Carolina.

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