Bob Reina: A CEO With A Heart

Bob Reina, CEO and founder of Talk Fusion, believes in helping people and giving back. Reina’s generous $1 million donation to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and his financial aid for an Indonesian orphanage are just two examples of Reina’s unselfish acts. To allow the global independent associates who promote Talk Fusion to do good as well, each associate is allowed to give a charity of their choice a free Talk Fusion premium account help them with their fundraising efforts.


After graduating from the University of South Florida and the Tampa Police Academy, Reina became a police officer. Introduced to direct selling by an MLM telecom opportunity, Reina excelled, while working full time as a police officer. However, Reina did not become an entrepreneur until he tried to send friends a video in an email and discovered that it was not possible. With the help of a friend who was a tech genius, Reina started Talk Fusion in 2007. Having worked as an independent distributor for various companies, Reina knew that it was a good business model, except that he had to wait up to a for his commissions. Reina developed Talk Fusion’s Instant Pay Plan, which pays distributors immediately, instead of making them wait.


Today, Talk Fusion offers an All-in-One Video Marketing Solution, which includes signup forms, video newsletters, live meetings and video chat, in addition to video email. Reina is a guest author for MarTech Advisor’, having written two articles in the past year about how businesses can grow using video marketing.

Kyle Bass: Prognosticator or Lucky?

Kyle Bass, founder of Hayman Capital Management, became a household name in the investment and financial worlds after he rightly predicted the financial crisis of 2008. Because of that accomplishment he earned a lot of trust from bankers and investment firms following the downturn of the economy. However, since that time Bass has been unable to do much else right beside pad the lining of his own wallet.

In fact, Bass has not only incorrectly predicted other financial interests, he has also aligned himself with foreign interest that make US financial and investment firms question his loyalty. Bass has continually backed Argentinian Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner showing support that has made other financial investors question his judgement or what he is really doing.

So in a recent article on Bass encouraged investors not to invest in China’s market. Bass targeted China’s banks as being vulnerable, and suggested that investors shouldn’t put money into the banks. Like he did prior to 2008, placing hedge fund bets against subprime mortgages, Bass is predicting a similar collapse in China’s market.

Investors find it difficult to listen to a man who has continually made poor financial investments. Add to the recent track record the moral choices Bass has made in short selling pharmaceutical companies causing the stock to drop. Sure it has made Bass rich, but has caused millions to miss out on the pharmaceutical companies products.

Is Bass’s decisions morally based or his company just trying to make a few quick millions? With his recent history it makes investors skeptical about his choices, or investing based on his suggestions. Is Bass set to make another spot-on prognostication surrounding China’s economy, and even if he does is it just luck or a highly educated guess?

William Skelley and iFunding Reflect Success

The “Next Generation of Real Estate Leaders” is definitely a prestigious group to belong to. William Skelley, the CEO of iFunding, has been named to this prestigious group. Being added to the group is fitting considering Skelley’s life’s work has reflected a commitment to being a truly innovative leader in the world of real estate.

One reason Skelley has been so successful is he made a smooth transition to new means of engaging in real estate work. He embraced real estate crowdfunding during its earliest days. Not everyone in a particular industry is willing to explore new approaches and business endeavors.

Venturing into new territory undermines the comfort zone some managers enjoy remaining firmly entrenched in. Skelley was willing to go far outside that comfort zone, and the decision was a wise one.

Skelley’s entire career in real estate is impressive. CNBC makes it clear iFunding is not the only success story in the book of William Kelley. He previous founded a boutique investment bank that was heavily involved with the real estate industry. His experiences at the investment bank opened the door to achieving great success at iFunding.

Skelley has told on Twitter that iFunding provides an ample investment opportunity for accredited investors willing to put a minimum of $5,000 in a crowdfunding project. The money then goes towards any number of different real estate ventures. Successful ventures could pay nice dividends for the investors who put up the funds.

Investors are not the only ones who benefit from the brilliant crowdfunding endeavors of iFunding. Developers rely on on investment capital to bring projects to fruition. The real estate industry keeps from being stagnant since infusions of capital and corresponding new projects have a stimulating effect.

Those looking to buy the finished real estate projects do benefit, too. They are able to purchase properties with equity potential. iFunding is currently headquartered in New York City, and its presence spans across the globe. Asia remains one of the emerging markets for iFunding, and the number of projects in Asia may increase tremendously. Currently, the number of projects in the United States are very impressive. iFunding and its CEO have both drawn much deserved attention, and his Facebook Q&As become increasingly popular.

George Soros Invests in the Unpredictable Energy Sector

Investment and gambling are a bit similar regarding the risk associated with each decision made. On the brighter side, before investing there is a chance for researching and establishing new investment opportunities. George Soros is a billionaire and a respected businessperson because he makes wise investment decisions. His Fund Management invested its shares in Chesapeake Energy, Chevron, and NRG Energy.

In order to invest like a billionaire, it is vital to have a role model and keep track of his or her buying and selling decisions. The progress made by Soros in both business and philanthropic activities is a prove that he does not depend on luck to achieve success.

Unstable Energy Prices

The year 2016 has been characterized by volatile energy prices. The equity market has experienced marketing shifts, especially in February. After Russia and Saudi Arabia had agreed to freeze the production of oil, the prices surged for the part of the week. Nevertheless, the price stabilized again after freeze rejection by Iran. To seek revenge for numerous sanctions, Iran aims at producing and distributing more oil despite global oversupplies.

Unpredictability of Energy sector

With the marketing shift experienced in the energy sector, investors are finding it hard to predict the direction of stocks. Most of them are left guessing and gambling. On Friday, 19th 2016, the price of U. S crude stood at $29.64 a barrel, which is a 73 percent drop from the 2014’s $110 per barrel.

Consumer confidence and economy

The drop in energy cost is an advantage to the consumers, but a disservice to the U.S economy. The United State spends close to 8.2 % of GDP on energy annually. In addition, the energy sector supports over nine million jobs both directly and indirectly. In other words, the energy sector employs more than 5% of the State’s total employment. The original article can be found on The Street

George Soros Philanthropic activities

Respecting the human rights is a feature of compliance that every individual should possess. When each person is treated with respect, a better working environment can be created and productivity enhanced. George Soros is an established businessperson, investor, and a philanthropist. He chairs Open Society, which is comprised of several foundations, projects, and partners in over 100 countries. He founded the Society with an aim of ensuring human rights are valued, and government accountability questioned.

George Soros started his humanitarian activities in 1979, offering scholarship positions to promising youths in South Africa who were under apartheid rule. He was the brain behind the creation of Central European University with an aim of promoting critical thinking. His humanitarian activities spread to United State, Asia, and Africa. Open Society hired lawyers on behalf of individuals held unlawful and without any legal representation.