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Founded in 1938, IC Systems has been a family-owned for the collections company for the last three generations, based out of Saint Paul, Minnesota (Bloomberg). They were nominated for the Better Business Bureau torch award for ethics three years in a row starting in 2013.

IC Systems works hard to make sure that their core values are followed by every employee. By treating people with respect, integrity and dignity they are better able to exceed expectations and help keep businesses and their customers relationship in good standing.

IC System states that 15% of consumers with past-due balances live several miles if not in different states from where the original service occurred. But unlike many other collection companies IC Systems is not only licensed for all 50 states within the United States but also licensed for Puerto Rico and Guam. This allows them to collect debts from consumers that live in other states without worry of putting themselves or other businesses at risk of being reprimanded for practicing without a license.

As well as helping with debt collections IC Systems takes great pride and their dedication to their community and their charitable contributions. IC Systems contribute to Charities including but not limited to arming Heroes, Toys for Tots, Special Olympics Wisconsin and American Cancer Society. Plus on top of helping the community and donating to charities IC System has ECHO, which is their in House charity committee. This charity plans monthly efforts and considers any employee that is facing a personal or Health crisis as well as deciding on the distributions of funds donated by the employees of IC System and IC System itself.

Current and previous employees of IC Systems has given 3.6 stars out of five to IC System on indeed. Three reviewers out of 16 gave IC Systems a four star review while six gave a 5-star review. With comments such as a great company to work for and a productive place to work.


Dr. Mark McKenna is well known in many households as a prominent medical doctor, real estate mogul and a successful entrepreneur. He has an excellent educational history. Dr. Mark studied at Tulane University where he pursued a course leading to medicine. Despite being passionate about the medicine he never saw his success coming from the same field. Therefore, Dr. McKenna took another career turn and pursued different endeavors. He once said in an interview that when he was growing up, doctors lived comfortable and successful life, but currently, this is not the case.

Dr. Mark McKenna diverted his career course to real estate venture where he achieved a successful deal with his start-up business, McKenna Venture Investments. Dr. Mark McKenna started investing while he was still schooling. After being in the medical field for five years with his father, he left and ventured into realtor business full-time.

Dr. Mark McKenna based his real estate business in New Orleans. He had made huge strides in real estate business until 2005 Hurricane Katrina affected his venture directly. Before he was affected, he was earning $ 0.5 million yearly, and his business was worth more than $ 5 million.

After the hurricane, he acquired the damaged and flooded properties cheaply by taking advantage of the government subsidies and then made a fortune by selling the houses. Despite making such an achievement in real estate, his heart was still in the medical field. Dr. McKenna wanted to transform the medical community.

With his entrepreneurial skills and success, Mark took his medical skill and business acumen to Atlanta and established ShapeMed, a medical practice venture. In 2014, ShapeMed was sold to Life Time Fitness Inc by Dr. Mark McKenna. After the acquisition, he became the National Medical Director of the same corporation. Mark held the position until July 2016.

In 2017, he founded OVME, a medical practice that provides a technology that gives patients easy access to effective and elective health care practices options. The platform aims at connecting the patients who are looking for medical services from the licensed freelance doctors within their region.

Paragon Biosciences is an investor and incubator growing and building the biomedical innovations started by Jeff Aronin. It is committed to partner with leading companies in biotechnology for quality health progress in enabling people to live healthily. The mode of operation and the guiding principle is the centeredness to the needs of the patients and understanding the science surrounding a particular medical condition. Once that is done, the next step is to establish a company that will address the emerging and unmet conditions. This model drives the company more successful in developing drugs that speed the approval of significant medications. According to Paragon Biosciences, more than 6,000 diseases have not been placed with any treatment and their commitment is to work hard to reduce that fact. They are dedicated to developing companies that have discipline and strategies that target a particular clinic area more appropriately. Some of the companies that have been developed in line with this include Castle Creek, Harmony Biosciences, Decade, and Precision BP ( All have different areas of approach and target, and they give their best depending on the assignment upon them.

Jeff Aronin is the chief executive officer and chair of Paragon Biosciences. Jeff is a well-established biotechnology and healthcare entrepreneur for more than 20 years. He has expertise in that field where he gives his best to build more well known incubator and investor biotechnology companies. Jeff’s career is not an accident but a passion he has always had in healthcare. He grew up in his career with a great passion for science and bringing up great companies. In 2000, Jeff became the chief executive officer and founder of Ovation Pharmaceuticals Inc. While at the company, Jeff had great strategies to bring appropriate medicines to the patients by understanding their needs and focusing of the concerned teams to ensure that the medicines were approved. The company was however purchased later in 2009. Jeff Aronin has served in Paragon Biosciences for more than ten years with a critical role and focus on developing medicines that are significant to the patients. Through his work, much of technologies and medicines have been approved. Jeff is much confident about the company and anticipates more growth through adherence to their core values and mission to meet their goals.


Today, Vijay Eswaran is one of Malaysia’s top serial entrepreneurs and top philosophical writers. He is the co-founder and current Executive Chairman of global business entity QI Group based in Hong Kong.

Vijay Eswaran’s education and business career

Mr. Eswaran graduated in 1984 with a Socio-economics degree from the London School of Economics. After a year of doing various jobs around Europe including construction, he landed a job in binary system marketing. With this job, he went ahead and claimed the CIMA professional qualification. This was the beginning of this QI Group executive chairman. In 1986, he graduated from the Southern Illinois University with an MBA.

Vijay Eswaran returned to Malaysia in 1998 and co-founded QI Group. QI Group is an e-commerce multilevel marketing company that focuses on media, travel, luxury products, wellness and corporate investments. Under Vijay Eswaran’s leadership, the QI Group has grown to become a global conglomerate headquartered in Hong Kong with regional offices in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. Currently, Mr. Eswaran and his QI Group are putting up a RM 1.2 billion Qi City. This project located in Bandar Meru Raya will have residential and commercial units.

Eswaran, the author and philanthropist

Apart from business, Vijay Eswaran has also made a name for himself as an author. He published “In the Sphere of Silence”, his first book in 2005. In this book, he generally talks about his personal philosophy and habits. In addition to that, he talks about his life management strategies and why he has an hour of silence every morning before anything else. In “Thinking Zone”, his second book was published in May 2008. This book focuses on his life reflections and collection of thoughts. “18 Stepping Stones“, his third book was published in 2010. He then published and released his personal photography collection book in 2011. Recently, Eswaran has released other books like”Two Minutes from the Abyss”, “3 ways that Fear drives Success” and “The Stages of Change”. Most of his recent books are a blend of philosophy and business. Philanthropically, he founded and funds the Vijayaratnam Foundation. Through his company, he also founded Rhythm Foundation to promote QI Group’s corporate social responsibility.

Peter Briger is one of the leading executives of the firm Fortress Investment Group. He joined the firm in 1998 and immediately served as part of its management committee. Briger has also been a part of the board of directors since November of 2006. Peter brings many years of experience and expertise to the firm. For many years, he has held a number of high ranking positions in the finance industry. As a result, he has been able to use his leadership skills to help Fortress set strategies and policies to consistently reach its goals. Over the course of his career, Peter has worked at large investment banking firms where he was able to establish himself as a top finance professional. Along with being a finance professional and executive, Peter is also quite active in his community as he regularly participates in both philanthropic and community causes.One of the most notable experiences of Peter Briger’s career was when he worked at Goldman Sachs. He attained the position as a partner in 1996 which allowed him to provide more comprehensive management of the firm.

When he was working at Goldman Sachs, he would be part of numerous committees. Many of these were committees that geared towards the Asian markets. During his stint at Goldman Sachs, Peter would serve on these committees in order to help establish a better presence in Asia as well as help clients take advantage of a number of highly lucrative investment opportunities. Briger would help a number of clients take advantage of undervalued securities that would allow them to get high returns. It would also help Goldman Sachs expand its business as well. After Peter left Goldman Sachs after 15 years, he would then move on to become part of another investment firm. He would join Fortress Investment Group which was a young firm at the time. Briger became a part of its top management as soon as he started at the firm. Today he serves as the principal and co chief executive officer. This position allows him to provide the overall direction and administration of the firm.

As of today, Briger supervises the credit department of the firm. Peter manages over 300 investment professionals who focus on undervalued assets and distressed credit based securities.Before he began his career, Peter attended Princeton University where he would receive a bachelor’s degree. He would then attend business school at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. As well as having an extensive educational background, Peter has also been involved in a number of community organizations. He has provided support for the Central Park Conservancy and has also devoted resources to helping low income families in San Francisco with housing. Briger is also a member of the Princeton University Investment Company as well. As a member of these groups, Peter has been able to make a positive impact on his local community on a regular basis. They have also allowed Peter to establish himself as one of the more well rounded business professionals too.

I’ve always struggled to quit smoking cigarettes. I’ve tried cold turkey, the patch, nicotine gum and it just never stuck until I started vaping. Since I’ve started two months ago, I haven’t smoked a single cigarette since. I think the reason why vaping was so successful for me personally was because it was able to satisfy my long habits of oral fixation, having something in my hand, and of course the visual satisfaction of the exhale.

I often struggled when I would go out with friends and they would all go outside for a cigarette. It seemed like a sense of alienation to not put yourself within temptation but longing for the camaraderie of cigarette banter.

I particularly enjoyed not having to weather the bone chilling cold for a post-dinner cigarette at home this past winter. New York winters are not friendly and after converting to vaping, I did my fingers a great kindness.

Being a New Yorker, a pack of Malboro Lights ran me about $13 and that would usually last me 3-4 days. Regardless of which vape system you use, vaping is definitely cheaper. A bottle of O2Pur 60ml runs about $15 but it can last me anywhere from 2-3 weeks of comparable use.

People say that “variety is the spice of life.” One of the most surprising discoveries I made when I made the switch was how much I enjoyed the variety of flavor options when it comes to vaping. With Juul pods, you have Fruit Medley, Mango, Cool Mint, Creme Brulee, etc. With O2Pur, you have Caramel Apple, Berry Cheesecake, and Island Breeze. With rigs like the Juul, you’re limited to the proprietary pods that they sell. You’re unable to venture outside of their flavors. O2Pur is refillable you would be able to get flavors from any manufacturer.

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Glen Wakeman is a South Florida entrepreneur who has extensive business experience over the past thirty years. He also writes on a blog which is frequented by other entrepreneurs and those who aspire to become one. The types of things he writes about are management, administration, international economics, strategy, emerging markets, and more. Glen Wakeman has mentored many C-level executives over the years and two professional organizations, Dreamfunded and Sitter Bees, have contracted with him to provide them with counsel.

His latest enterprise is LaunchPad Holdings. He founded this company in order to help entrepreneurs get through the startup phase of new ventures. He noticed that many entrepreneurs didn’t have well thought out business plans so he created an online platform where he guides them through the process. Having set up a large number of firms himself over the years, Glen Wakeman is well qualified to provide this type of assistance (

In order to create a business plan on the LaunchPad Holdings website it costs $100. The process of taking an idea to a viable business plan takes around a half hour. Glen Wakeman says that over the years he had been approached by many people who had great ideas to develop a business around but their plans didn’t work out for one reason or another. He said that after thinking about this and doing some research he came to the conclusion that their businesses usually failed because they hadn’t put a good business plan in place first. He has said that an idea isn’t a plan in and of itself.

Over the course of his professional career Glen Wakeman has lived and worked around the world. He’s worked in several countries in Europe as well as Asia and Latin America. Thousands of people now follow him online from around the world since he has so much global experience in the business world.

Glen Wakeman says that it took a bit of time before LaunchPad Holdings started making a profit. He has said that entrepreneurs should never expect to start making a profit from day one. Instead, it is a slow and steady process which takes patience and resources.


The Founder of the D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has always had an interest in studying the human mind and its choices (Crunchbase). His wider interest as a scientist included the big questions like the origin of our existence, human consciousness, astronomy and especially neuroscience. Jorge Moll entered medical school to study neuroscience, but his interest parallel to the brains function was another interest in the newly developed scientific field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI.

The two disciplines of neuroscience and the further study of MRI drew Jorge Moll deeper into the medical field of interest which is how does the human mind help us to make choices. While his interest in MRI imaging was an introduction to his later studies in human choices it was the development of FMRI which allowed a further development of his specific field of studying thru specific images the response of the brain, in non-intrusive ways, in making these conscious choices.

Jorge Moll’s neurological studies took a more sharp change towards studying the specific field of human choices as moral judgments. Jorge Moll, in the early years of studying the subject’s moral judgment, developed a methodology in which he could present to his research subject different imaginary or real scenes in order to probe what lobes of the brain were activated when presented with these morally judgable scenes. With these preliminary and primitive successes, Jorge Moll laid a firm foundation to further his deeper studies into mapping our more robust studies which studied the lesions of subjects who showed impaired judgments because of lesions diagnosed as having been damaged.

Jorge Moll’s research and the founding of the D’Or Institute for Research and Education has allowed further research into the multiple or singular functions of different parts of the brain and further allowing these parts of the brain to be understood within motor or moral functioning. Jorge Moll’s latest research has shown how certain types of giving of oneself, either to good causes or sacrificially, stimulates certain areas of the brain known as rewards or for filial satisfaction.


Sheldon Lavin is a legend in the world of business. As Chairman and CEO of OSI Group, he has guided the food processing giant to the status of top 100 U.S. food company and global food powerhouse. Sheldon has degrees in business, finance and accounting and was the owner of his own financial consulting operation, Sheldon Lavin & Associates until he was recruited into the food business by former clients the Kolschowsky family – owners of food processing wholesale company OSI Group (then under its original name Otto & Sons). Sheldon brought a visionary spirit with him when he entered the food business and soon OSI Group was on a mission of expansion. Through the 1970s, 80s and 90s, the company expanded from a regional outfit to become one of the largest companies of its type in the world with operations at 80 locations in 17 different countries around the world.

Sheldon Lavin’s Incredible Career Honored by Global Visionary Award:

India’s prestigious Vision World Academy honors visionary leaders every year with the Global Visionary Award. 2016 saw the award bestowed on OSI leader Sheldon Lavin. The award is given to individuals who have accomplished amazing things through consistent perseverance. Sheldon’s accomplishment of turning OSI Group into the global success story that it is today was the reason for the Vision World Academy selecting him for the impressive honor.

Sheldon Lavin Puts His Amazing Career in Perspective:

Sheldon recently did an interview with Inspirery in which he went into detail about his highly successful entrepreneurial career. When asked how he got started in the business, Sheldon reveals that he learned about finance when he was in college and wanted to be someone who really made a difference in the world. Building a company that could give customers the food that they wanted, consistently and on a daily basis was his goal. He became a financial advisor for OSI Group predecessor Otto & Sons. The company was in need of capital in order to expand their business and Sheldon knew he was the man to help them get it. It wasn’t long before Sheldon was recruited into full-time employment with the company and soon its stretched coast to coast in the United States. Sheldon feels strongly that his knack for planning ahead and preparing for the future is what has set him apart from other entrepreneurs and led to his huge success in his industry. At the end of the day, the thing that gives him the most joy in his business is seeing a plan come together piece by piece over time to create something amazing.

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Creating wealth over a period is not easy as there is a lot of research and calculation involved. Many people invest randomly with or without accurate knowledge of whether it would provide the returns they are looking for. Some of these investments end up not as expected, and people lose a lot of money. There is a way on how people should invest their money to achieve their financial objectives. Getting professional help is sometimes necessary to ensure that you do not invest in sluggish investment tools and options that are bound to be doomed later on.

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