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Susan McGalla is the perfect example of the saying what a man can do a woman can do better. Born in East, Liverpool, Ohio she was raised together with two brothers by a father who was a football coach. No one cut her any slack because she was a girl and growing up she understood that when it comes to work, there are no jobs for men or women, everyone creates their opportunities. She attended Mount Union College where she received a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing.

She began her career working in different managerial and marketing positions at Joseph Home Company from 1986-1994 and later that year joined American Eagle Outfitters. She first held the position of divisional merchandise buyer in women’s clothing. During this period all the executive slots were occupied by men and Susan McGalla had to work her way up the ranks to become its Chief Merchandising Officer and President. As a career woman, she is an inspiration to other women, and according to her, most of them seek an authentic perspective and would like to be seen as executives and not just women. Susan left American Eagle Outfitters in 2009 and joined Wet Seal Inc. as its president in 2011. When she left the company, McGalla founded P3 Executive Consulting and holds the position of Creative Development and vice-president of Business Strategy at Pittsburgh Steelers.

Women initiatives that seek to support them miss the main issue that is women supporting women in business and according to Susan McGalla creating sponsorship changes will assist in breaking the cycle of gender discrimination cycle. The Sponsor would advocate for women to lead important projects and assignments while still mentoring the women making organizations gender-diverse. Susan herself has never thought she was entitled to anything because she was a woman or carry a chip over her shoulder due to prejudices. She works on empowering more women to take up executive roles in their organizations, and she has spoken in numerous women conferences asking the women to emulate her approach and attitude as they traverse the male-dominated work environment.

The long economic mayhem experienced in Brazil is finally fading away. The positive news has already yielded positive result in the economic sector reflecting positive gains in financial performance of all Brazil-based organizations. China’s resolution to resume full production is another move that will add a glow to Brazil’s economy. Finance investors and speculators such as Igor Cornelsen have already started reaping positive returns.

Investors are known to be high-risk takers, knowing that there exists a risk of loss which is as equal as the chance of gaining. One of the high-risk moves by investors is investing in a foreign country other than your motherland. However, while taking the risk, one has to be acquainted with some facts of the country of interests. Igor Cornelsen summarizes some of the major three considerations that will help you as a first time foreign investor in Brazil to maximize your profits and minimize your chances of business’ downside to almost nil.

Familiarize yourself with Brazil’s currency and currency regulations

Making yourself familiar with Brazil’s currency, the Brazilian real should be your first move. Find an authorized foreign exchange dealer with friendly exchange rates fit for all your business transactions. By doing so, you will quickly assess your business performance and profitability. Acquaint yourself with set out regulation of currency handling and watermark features of original currency to avoid fraudulent dealing with criminals with fake currencies.

Relate well with Brazil locals

A vast population of Brazil residents consists of entrepreneurs and business executives who are investors, well conversed with the country. Statistics show that 25% of Brazilians aged between 18 to 64 years are entrepreneurs. Establish a network and close relationship with one of the investors whom will help you in learning the environment and basics of running a successful enterprise in Brazil.

Learn more on government regulations on business practices

Stringent business regulations and measure are put in place by the Brazilian government to minimize the running of illegal businesses. The regulations mostly referred to as the red tape, are however not friendly because some hinder positive moves in the market by clean investors. Intensify your research on the red tape and how to deal with the inevitable regulations while setting up your enterprise.

Igor Cornelsen, a successful self-made entrepreneur and investment strategist, is also well known for his firm that guides foreign investors in the Brazilian market on how to run successful companies and stay competitive in the market.

On October 17th, 2017, George Soros, did the unthinkable by giving away a jaw-dropping $18 billion to his Open Source Foundation. The figure dwarfed any other private donation given to a single charity organization in all recorded history, according to the New York Times.

The massive donation made Soros’ OSF the second most well-funded philanthropic entity in the U.S and globally. OSF ranks second to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Armed with the billions, the foundation gears up to become ever more vocal of social, civil, and political injustices pervasive in marginalized quarters of the population.

Soros and his foundation have in recent times embarked on a boisterous endeavor to tackle the historical injustices meted towards the LGBT communities by the American police.

Soros Funds Anti-Trump Protests

Previously, the OSF was one of the largest donors towards fighting the sporadic Ebola outbreaks in Africa. The organization also pays a keen interest in nurturing the arts and culture scene of the disparaged Roma people. Soros doled out an estimated $10M following the election of Donald Trump as the president of the U.S. The money went into organizing protest rallies against the surging hate crime attacks that were taking place all across the nation in 2017. Soros was categorical in saying that the election of President Trump had coincided with the awakening of ‘dark forces of intolerance’.


The American far right movement has fought a bitter battle with George Soros for years. The far right supporters claim Soros is a devil who seeks to undermine the will and sway of elected democracies under the pretense of promoting liberal reforms. The billionaire’s unwavering stance has earned him mortal enemies outside the U.S in far-flung places like in Ireland and his native country, Hungary.

The C.E.O of the National Philanthropic Trust, Eileen Heisman, however, disagrees with Soros’ naysayers. Heisman argues that America needs Soros now more than at any other time in history. The CEO also lauds the 82-year-old as being a straight shooter with no hidden and ulterior motives behind his massive donations.

The incoming president of the Open Society Foundation, Patrick Gaspard made it absolutely clear that the ascent of Donald Trump had effectively pushed OSF to go into a high gear.

Living in Closed Societies

Soros’ early life was defined by unending pain and struggle. He, of all people, ought to know the struggles and the pains associated with living in a closed society having grown up in Nazi-occupied Hungary until 1947. The Open Society Foundation derives its name and mindset from one of Soros’ favorite philosophical novel, ‘Open Society & Its Enemies.

Political and Social Benefactors

After successfully completing his economics studies at the LSE, he went on to dominate the global financial scene for the next couple of decades. One of his milestone achievements was when he predicted the fall of the British Pound in 1992. That single deal saw the world-famous hedge fund maestro earn close to a billion dollars and there was no stopping his zeal from there on. Soros would use his newly acquired fortune to impact positive social political change in the world.

Today, he’s revered as one of the most reliable and generous donors to the Democratic Party in the U.S. on average, OSF gives away an estimated $800M to 900M annually to a vast plethora of organizations that promote equality, fairness and justice for all people regardless of their race, creed and sexual orientation. and Follow him

Mr. James Dondero is known as the President and Co-founder of Highland Capital Management. He is a highly successful professional in the credit and equity markets with over 30 years of experience. Highland Capital is a financial firm that focuses on distressed and high-yield investments. With the leadership of James Dondero, Highland Capital has become one of the top investment firms providing credit solutions to investors all over the world. His company provides offerings that include hedge funds, mutual funds, CLOs, ETFs and private equity funds just to name a few. Visit to know more about James Dondero.

On top of his huge success with Highland Capital, James Dondero is also Chairman of NexBank Capital, Inc., President of NexPoint Residential Trust, Chairman of Healthcare Group Holding and a board member of MGM Holdings and Jernigan Capital, Inc. James Dondero is a true philanthropist serving on the board of the Southern Methodist University Cox School. He supports everything related to public policy, education and veterans affairs. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.

Highland Capital was founded back in 1993 by Mr. Dondero. Chief Investment Officer of the GIC subsidiary of Protective Life, he was able to make the company profitable by $2 billion in just 4 short years. James got his start in 1984 as an analyst for the JP Morgan training program. Then as a corporate analyst and then portfolio manager at American Express between 1985 and 1989. He earned his degree with honors graduating from the University of Virginia. He is a certified Public Accountant and Managerial Accountant. Highland Capital Management is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.


Cassio Audi has been a team leader in many private and public organizations in Brazil as an investment expert. As a team leader, Cassio set a standard of an active team leader that led to the success in the productivity of those firms. The following are some of the qualities he had as a leader.


Cassio Audi is an influential leader who inspired the commitment of other member s in the organizations he worked to meet their objectives accordingly. Cassio could, therefore, manage change in the company. Audi’s influence in workplaces gained him the confidence of the workers through his transparency and effective communication. Follow Cassio Audi on Facebook.


As an economist who wanted to elevate the economy of the Brazillian people, he helped them understand how to invest and manage their businesses. Cassio organized small groups of people where they could share their ideas on how to improve their economic status.

Negotiation skills

Cassio Audi utilized his negotiation skills in the national and multinational firms as a manager. Thereby helping Cassio and the other team members in the companies to work on a common ground and settle conflicts that rose in the workplace. Audi could help streamline the decision making process when it came to planning as well as solving grievances for the interest of all involved.


Effective Communication skills

Cassio Audi communicated clearly to the groups he trained and empowered economically. Through this, most people started investing because of the full understanding that they got from Audi’s training programs.

Delegation of work

Cassio Audi as a leader and manager of his own investment companies apart from other businesses, clearly shown his delegation skills as expected. Therefore Cassio delegated some tasks to some trustworthy employees thus making it easy and fast to meet the goals of the company. Read more about Cassio Audi at

Jorge Moll Neto is the President of the D’Or Institute for Research and Teaching. He talks about how innovation is leading to major advances in healthcare worldwide. Today, this is especially true in the Silicon Valley along with its neighborhoods as the advances in digital technology have now overflown into healthcare. This has opened new horizons for this industry.

Dr. Albert Chan, is the vice president of innovation, Sutter Health. This is the second largest healthcare network in the US. He went to Brazil to promote the use of new technologies into its routine.

He showed how new technology could transform the way in which patients are cared for. This means that a routine appointment will allow the doctor to retrieve all the information about the patient with a single voice command. Google Glass has also been used for this purpose.

Using this technology allowed for a more efficient as well as humanized interaction between the doctor and patient. It ensured that 100% attention was focused on the patient, as the doctor did not have to devote time to consulting files or taking any kind of notes. This also allowed for higher safety as well as depth in medical evaluation. After the consultation, all the information gets structured and reviewed by the specialist remotely. This leads to increased productivity and improves upon the patient experience. Watch this video on

Jorge Moll talks about smartphones being integrated into medicine. The users can access their medical history and make appointments online, rather than going through a “call center.”


All these initiatives reflect the future of medicine. The various health sectors of Brazil, such as hospital networks, besides entrepreneurs, startups, as well as individual developers, and venture capitalists, along with private and public institutions of teaching and research will be engaging and be collaborating more. This will lead to rapid advances in medical innovation in Brazil. Jorge Moll stresses upon the need to cultivate this kind of partnerships that will accelerate the process.

This is not an option anymore, but the need of the hour. Hence Jorge Moll suggests incorporating all this in the field of medical care. Follow Jorge Moll on Linkedin.

Rodrigo Terpins is a sports lover. His desire for sport links genetically to his father Jack Terpins and brother Michael Terpins. Their father was an entrepreneur, in real estate investment. Being a basketball player, he was devoted to protecting the interests of youths with a passion for sports. Michel Terpins desire is in riding bikes and racing cars.

Merging Efforts

The two brothers grew with attachment to sports. They formed a duo to build talents and skills, and compete in various rallies in Brazil. They are both members and participants of Bull Sertões Rally Team. The 44 years Rodrigo has joined his 40 years’ brother in the Sertões Rally. With love for speed and rough road terrains contributed to the success of the two brothers in winning Brazil championships.

Rodrigo participated in the 22nd edition Sertões Rally race with more than 200 racers. According to the sports driver, Sertões Rally race was enjoyable, shorter, a smooth and pleasant drive with a delightful script. It was a prototype T1 category that constituted of bikes, trucks, motorcycles, cars UTV’s, Quadricycles and cars. The rough off- terrains motivate Rodrigo.

The two brothers have won several matches in Brazil Championship. Just like their father, they are contributing to significant success in rallying. Rodrigo has built his confidence and enjoys the rough terrain with the #326, and he won the 2,600 kilometers Sertões Rally.  Check out terra to see more.

In the last four seasons, Rodrigo and Michel have participated in various races. Their merged efforts and passion for cars excite their drive in the rough terrains. With time they’ve grown their experience. The duo has landed a victory in many races through collaboration. They drive T-Rex, designed by MEM Motorsport. This machine is intended to withstand harsh terrains. Rodrigo Terpins passion for T1prototype has built his confidence in enduring many terrains.

Growing Passion

Rodrigo intentions to merge with his brother Michel are geared to improving racing techniques and winning the game. In the 22nd Sertões Rally race that covered 2600 kilometers, was a recommendable competition for the two brothers. Racing is not a career but a passion for Rodrigo and Michel. They enjoy their ride on the T-Rex machine, MEM sports car design. Check out Facebook page to see more.

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Amicus Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company located in Cranbury New Jersey. This firm came into blue light and known to the public in 2007 under the tenure of NASDAQ with the tradi8ng symbol of FOLD. This came as a result of the laid plans and subsequent quit which put in place the trading symbol AMTX. This company got support from various capital firms such as Radius Ventures, Canaan Partners among others. Follow Amicus Therapeutics on Twitter.

Amicus Therapeutics is at the frontline in providing therapies specifically for rare and orphan illness. The firm is equipped with outstanding platform technologies and medicines which are harnessed to develop remedies for people affected by rare and devastating illness which include Lysosomal Storage Disorders Fabry disease, the Pompe disease and also Epidermolysis. This calls for patients with the rare disease to be the epitome of the company’s inventive science, commercial structure and its clinical programs. The objective deployed at all levels of Amicus Therapeutic is to create a significant positive impact on the lives of the patents in this community affected by the rare disease and their caregivers. Read more at about Amicus Therapeutics.

The company’s best product candidate referred to as migalastat, mark a personalized medicine which is in its last stage of development manufactured to treat patients with Fabry diseases depending on the grounds of their genetic diagnosis. The SD-101 product candidate contains content which is first-to-market therapy developed for rare genetic connective tissue disorder called Epidermolysis Bullosa. Amicus Therapeutics is committed to leveraging their biologics and Chaperone-advanced replacement Therapy (CHART) which are meant to provide platform technologies which create novel enzyme replacement therapy products applied to treat Fabry, Pompe, and Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSD). The company’s leading biologics program got engineered Pompe disease ERT given in combination with a pharmacological chaperone. Amicus Therapeutic firm got broad development network meant for treating various human genetic illnesses.


George Soros, a renowned philanthropist and hedge fund manager has so far transferred around $18 billion to Open Society Foundations, his charitable organization. This pushed his lifetime giving to a total of $32 billion and elevated his foundation to become the third largest in the world. Open Society Foundations ranks as number three after the Wellcome Trust and Bill Melinda Gates foundation. Officials privy to this information spoke to the Wall Street Journal as well as the New York Times and revealed that the billionaire investor had upped his donations tempo. The latest donation of $18 billion forms a large part of his estimated total worth of $23 billion.

Open Society Foundations

George Soros has been financing his charitable organization, Open Society Foundations, in its endeavors to supporting and building vibrant liberal democracies. He has donated about $24 billion to the foundation since it was established back in 1979. George Soros is a huge and vocal supporter of various liberal causes that his charitable foundation continues to champion. He is passionate about a number of liberal causes in the whole world and makes his donations to the Open Society Foundations to help further them. The charitable foundation promotes human rights and democracy in over 120 countries. The foundation has since increased its interest on America where it is investing in various programs aimed at protecting the gays, lesbians and other minorities that are discriminated against.

Soros also funds political campaigns politicians especially the Democrats. In the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, George Soros was the leading contributor towards the Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns. He also makes huge contributions to his home country, Hungary despite the rising tensions between him and the government. The $18 billion gift to his charitable foundation was done secretly and periodically over the recent past years. This huge transfer of funds to a charitable foundation will definitely raise eyebrows among his fierce conservative critics. This move will also find itself as a major talking point in the various political social debates going on in the country.</p>

About George Soros

Mr. Soros has rightfully earned his seat among the most renowned philanthropists, having donated over $32 billion in his lifetime to the different causes that Open Society Foundations concentrates on. His enormous support to the organization has helped in supporting various individuals or organizations in their fight for their freedom of expression, equality, justice and an accountable government. Soros also offers fees to promising students who could have missed out on their education due to where they come from or for who they are.

Soros advocates for an open society probably due to his personal experience when he was growing up. A young Soros lived during the time of the Nazi occupation in Hungary, where almost 500,000 or more Hungarian Jews were killed. His family was lucky to escape from Hungary thanks to some falsified papers. George Soros moved to the United Kingdom and did a number of odd jobs to get money to support his education at the London School of Economics. He went on to become one of the wealthiest hedge fund investors in the United States and Follow him

Michel Terpins, a zealous Brazillian rally driver, comes from Sao Paulo. He was born in the family of sports veterans. His father Jack Terpins was a successful basketball player and the president of the Latin American Jewish Congress while his brother Rodrigo Terpins is also a race driver like him. This excellence in the family is what drove Michel to pursue his rally driving passion. His father was their great mentor and played a major role in inspiring them to venture into sporting activities. His passion for speed started at a very tender age and thus the need to maintain excellence in sporting activity as it is in the family.

Michel Terpins began with motorcycling race in 2002, but he later joined his brother Rodrigo Terpins in the cars category as his sailor. He has partnered up alongside his talented brother Rodrigo Terpins, and they are both included in the Bull Sertoes which is a rally team that is made up of two brothers teaming up. The duo has been in a couple of championships right from the Sertoes Rally, Mitsubishi Cup, and the Brazillian cross country rally-championship.

Maykel Justo from Taubate is Michel’s current navigator. Justo has four titles to his name and over ten years’ experience in the Sertoes Rally. With this Michel Terpins is very proud of his navigator and sees their team as a great success because Justo gives him a lot of safety thus the pair forms a formidable driving force. They have both established a new record at the 25th edition of the Sertoes Rally championship.

Apart from his great contributions and achievements in tracks, Michel has also got a passion for nature, and this has earned him an ambassador’s invite entitled the Carbon Free Stamp Award. To end with, Michel’s road to rally success is considered impressive, and he continues to inspire new beginners in the track world in Brazil and beyond as they all looked up to him for direction and motivation.