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Talos Energy is a household name in the global oil and gas exploration industry. In the year 2013, the company attained a significant feat by acquiring Energy Resource Technology GOM, Inc. This development came amidst the groundbreaking news that ERT had successfully finished its Wang exploration that discovered more than 100 feet of oil in Phoenix.

Talos Energy’s primary operations are based in the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Coast. In this region, the company focuses on asset acquisition, exploration, and exploitation. Recently, Talos Energy in a joint venture with two other oil and gas companies began drilling the first offshore well done by an entity that is not run by the state. The exploration and exploitation of oil on the Suretse basin by Talos, a foreign, private entity comes is as a result of the Mexican government liberalizing the nation’s oil and gas sector.

The prospects from the well that is called Zama-1 are economically viable given that the well approximately holds between 100 million and 500 million barrels of oil. The operations at Zama are carried out by Talos Energy with a stake of 35% in the venture, alongside two other partners namely Sierra Oil and Premier Oil Plc from London. The two firms hold a 40 percent and 25 percent stake respectively in the venture. Analysts have already weighed in on the economic potential of the Suretse Basin on which Zama well has been drilled. Elaine Reynolds an analyst who works with Edison Investments Research Ltd., a London-based research firm, paints a bright picture of what oil exploration in the Basin would be. From the data that is available, Reynolds is convinced that the project has a very high success rate.

New reforms that are sweeping through the oil and gas sector in Mexico are expected to attract new players to an otherwise ailing industry. With the liberalization of the market, more foreign players are expected to open up shop on the Gulf Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. Charlie Sharp, a professional in the oil sector who works with Canaccord Genuity Ltd, is positive that Zama well will have an impact in the Mexican oil market.

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An international coalition of oil drilling companies has come together to embark on an offshore venture in the Gulf of Mexico waters estimated to yield upwards of 500 million barrels of crude oil. Premier Oil PLC (United Kingdom), Talos Energy LLC (USA), and Sierra Oil & Gas (Mexico) are forging a new alliance with Mexico with the Zama-1 offshore exploration well located in the Sureste Basin off the state of Tabasco. It is the first offshore exploration team consisting of private foreign competitor investors since 1938.

According to a statement issued by Premier Oil PLC, “Mexico opened their industry to private investment in 2015. Subsequently, the trio won a “first round bid for prospecting rights, with the largest share of interest in the project at 40% held by Sierra Oil & Gas, 35% by Talos Energy LLC, and the remaining 25% by Premier Oil PLC.” Talos Energy LLC is also spearheading well operations.

Talos Energy LLC (Talos) is an independent oil and gas company with decades of experience in offshore exploration and production. Their team of experts are well-versed with the idiosyncrasies of operated shelf and developed deepwater asset acquisitions in the Gulf of Mexico. The utilization of proven “innovative techniques and the latest seismic technologies” to optimize the potentiality of those assets. From the inception of Talos in 2012 has lived up to its reputation as “a world-class company with a strong commitment to safe, environmentally compliant operator.” This has been key to their expansive growth and success.

Talos Energy LLC formed a trifold partnership with Apollo Global Management and Riverstone Holdings for asset acquisitions in the Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico regions. The business development activities of Talos Energy LLC include joint ventures and farm-in agreements to utilize their seismic inventory to optimize the economics of a transaction. Talos reputation of enhancing mature fields and developing valuable investment opportunities is evidenced by their Phoenix and Gryphon Explorations, two private equity backed companies. Each produced significant investment gains for their investors due to the expertise, innovations, and partnerships of Talos Energy LLC.

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Bruce Bent II is the Vice President of the Chairman of Double Rock Corporation who is an experienced entrepreneur who is credit with creating some of the most innovative short-term management, cash-related solutions for broker-dealer, bank, qualified plan, and retail markets around. Bent’s vision and entrepreneurial drive have made him one of the forefront leaders in the technological development that has swept the banking industry over the last several decades. Bent today holds over 60 patents and helped transform the FDIC-ensured market into a landscape worth over the $1 trillion that it is today. Bent is also the CEO at who managed amazing growth at The Reserve over its 17-year historical period of time including helping guide the firm through the 2008 banking crisis.

Bruce Bent II has also been involved in various forays into the markets of areas like asset management, intellectual properties, financial technologies, business consulting, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, healthcare financing, etc. to name a few other industries he has been involved in through some capacity. Bent is also a board member of the 99 Jane Street Condominium Association.

In his spare time, Bruce Bent II lends his hand to several philanthropic causes as well. He has in the past also been on the board of the President’s Advisory Council of Scenic Hudson which is an environmental association that protects the wildlife and area surrounding the Hudson River. He is also heavily involved with the Young Presidents’ Association which mentors over 10,000 young people around the world to become the next generation of global business leaders by providing them training, motivation, and inspiration to take responsibility for the next generation of business and wealth management around the world. Mentors like Bruce II empower these young people to take charge of their own educations and to learn what they need to know to help them rise to the top of the next generation’s business class to lead another generation forward.

For more information on Bruce Bent II follow him on Twitter.

Launched back in January 2007, Avaaz quickly became the largest and one of the most influential activist networks online. It is a US based organization that promotes activism on global issues – climate change, human and animal rights, conflict, corruption, and poverty. The name of the group is of Persian origin and can be translated as voice/song. Several groups co-founded Avaaz and individuals, among them, were Res Publica, MoveOn.org, and former congressman from Virginia Tom Perriello. Ricken Patel serves as the organization’s president and also the executive director. Before creating Avaaz, Ricken Patel has been working with international crisis groups and being sent to different nations in conflict to try and resolve the problems surrounding them. He went back to the United States after working for the crisis groups and joined MoveOn.org. He managed to learn using online tools for the purpose of activism after he volunteered for MoveOn.org, and used it to launch Avaaz. Since its creation, Avaaz firmly rejects donations that are over $5000, and proudly states that members are helping out the organization by donating their money, which raised over $20 million.


Today, Avaaz campaigns around the globe are being managed by several campaigners who are working from 30 different countries and are having communications by the use of email and other social media tools. Their tactics in activism include petitions from the public and videos being uploaded to the internet. They are also using advertisement to voice out their concern and move a campaign forward, and have been staging rallies and other stunts to get the attention of the media and to express what they are fighting for to the public. Different protest suggestions are coming in from its members, and are being polled to other Avaaz members. Successful campaigns from Avaaz have managed to bring a noticeable change to countries where they have a presence, and these changes, even little ones, could bring hope to the communities who have been oppressed and have lost their faith.

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The internet has been popularly known as the internet of things. This is because the internet has made all things accessible at once. Everything is a click away from the consumer. Internet connectivity has made different things that were not popular in the society visible. The power of the web cannot be underestimated. Honey Birdette is an Australian Lingerie brand. It has launched an e-commerce platform in the United States. Honey Birdette is taking advantage of the internet. It is targeting the online economy of the Unite States. E-commerce has become popular because of its convenience. Honey Birdette has launched an e-commerce platform to sell different products via the internet.

Honey Birdette is popular because of their unique products. This aspect of the brand puts them ahead of their competitors because consumers enjoy unique products. The Australian brand has trained their staff to become acquitted with the America culture. This will facilitate the brand to attract consumers because customers enjoy people who understand their way of life. The brand has used this as a marketing strategy that enables the company to make more profits. The company’s goal is to introduce a new platform in the United Kingdom to meet the needs of consumers in the United Kingdom.

This shows that the popularity of a product promotes other products in a market. Honey Birdette is using the popularity of their brand to promote the e-commerce product that they have launched. It is evident that the popularity of their first brand promotes the products the company will launch in the future. Companies should learn to build various brands using the lasting images that they have to build in the market. This promotes the easy and available market. Companies should strive to create a lasting image so that it is easy to launch another product.

For more information on Honey Birdette follow them on Facebook.

There is a lot of conflict in the world today. Although no major wars between large countries are going on, there is still a lot of things that people are having to worry about. In poor nations, the leaders are looking for a way to have more control over their people. Oftentimes, this results in conflict with neighboring nations or with leaders from their own country. Over time, a lot of people have had issues in this area with everything that is going on. If you are ready to learn how to help other people in your life and career, Avaaaz is the organization that you should go to. This is a growing company that is doing a lot of good in the world to stop conflict in areas where it is needed most.


One of the biggest issues with global conflict is that it usually drains the resources in a general area. Over time, this can have a huge impact on the quality of life of people who are living there. If you are ready to learn how to take your life to a new level, Avaaaz is a group of people who can help out. They are ready and willing to help others in whatever way they can, and it is going to stay that way over the long term. With the great group of people they have working for them, they are excited about all of the changes that are starting to take place.

Final Thoughts

Overall, Avaaaz is a company that is ready and willing to do what it takes to solve conflict in the world. There are a lot of places that need help in the form of additional resources in order to sustain life in their area. Now is the time to try and figure out how to do this at a high level.

For more information on Avaaz follow them on Twitter.

Adam Milstein may not always have the most conventional ideas on how to run a business, but his track record is one that speaks volumes about his acumen. He’s a Managing Partner of Hager Pacific Properties, a company he cofounded along with David Hager and one that has billions of dollars in properties they manage. Their commercial and residential properties are primarily located in California, Texas and Illinois though they did just recently complete a deal that includes $35 million in new property acquisitions that include Wisconsin as well. Milstein is also a philanthropist who not only financially supports but is also active in Jewish and pro-Israel non-profit groups.


Ideamensch, an independent entrepreneurial blog wanted to know about some of Adam Milstein’s unconventional approaches, so they sat down for an interview with him. Milstein told them he got the idea for the company in grad school because he felt he could do better on his own than what most companies recruiting on campus could offer him. He’s said he doesn’t mind doing a lot of work on his own because it’s more rewarding than waiting for someone to do it for you. He’s also said nobody should listen to claims that they’re being taken advantage of in real estate because making a lot of money takes time. He also says being involved in philanthropy is a key part of having structure at his business and that you can’t be limited by just specific goals.


Adam Milstein was born in Israel to a building framer who also fought in the Israel’s first war of independence in 1948, and a homemaker. Adam also served in the military when he came of age and was assigned to then Commander Ariel Sharon’s division in the Yom Kippur War. He married Gila Elgrably upon returning from the war and for several years he worked with his father in the building framing business. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology and his master’s at USC. He and Gila founded the Milstein Foundation in 2000 and have supported organizations including the Israeli-American Council, Birthright Israel, Hillel International, StandWithUs and AIPAC.




The 2008 recession put some fear back in the markets – but financial professionals like Helane Morrison are turning things around. Morrison started in journalism and then worked for the government. Investors needed protection from market downturns and dealings and Morrison has been savvy. With the election 2016 approaching Morrison has the skills to help.

Securities laws can help the market. Morrison was educated at Northwestern University and was a qualified journalist, and then got a law degree from the University of California. She was a law clerk and then worked in business litigation. She worked with the securities laws and found this was a part of her practice and job. She did a good job with corporate and then worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission after the government hired her.

She was head of enforcement and did some good work. She worked on fraud cases and did cases with Google, HBO and others. She handled audit cases and developed some skills. She really did some very good work. She was into new aspects of work and has now been looking at equality in the work place.

Later on she joined investment firm Hall Capital and advised investors- the firm is very ethical and she joined for this reason. The firm focuses on investor protection and has made this a key aspect. These way investors can know that they have protected investments and assets. Morrison has been key for implementing ways this can work and is in the processing of making Hall Capital bigger and better. She has brought her experience to the firm and can protect assets.

There’s a lot that I can say about this great man known as Dick DeVos. DeVos was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1955, he started his school life at Forest Hills public school. He later graduated from Northwood University with a bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

He is the son of Richard DeVos the co-founder of Amway and his resume speaks for itself in terms of success. In 2012, he was listed as the 67th richest person in the world by Forbes magazine.

In 2006 DeVos decided it was time to enter into the world of politics, he tried his luck by vying for governor in the state of Michigan on a Republican ticket.

Dick is considered one of Michigan’s most prominent and successful businessmen to vie for governor of Michigan. Unfortunately,  he lost the governorship to one Jennifer Granholm a Democrat by a margin of 14 points.

He married Elizabeth Prince, and together they have four children, named Andrea, Ryan, Ellissa, and Rick. I first encountered DeVos back in 1974 while he was working with Amway Corporation before he left to pursue his own business, the Windquest Group. While there he held different positions up until he became the company vice presidents in 1984.

Under his leadership, the corporation opened up various new markets with international sales tripling to surpass domestic transactions for the first time in the company’s history. Over the years I have personally come to know DeVos for his philanthropic work. He has a foundation recognized as the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation where he has been the president since its inception.

Since 1990, Dick and his foundation has donated thousands of dollars to various sectors including artistic, educational, religious, and civic, free-market organizations and community. Due to his love of flying and his wife’s passion for education, in 2010, they both agreed to open the nation first aviation charter high school the West Michigan Aviation Academy. Dick’s love of flight is obvious when he lands his helicopter in Grand Rapids in the video below.

The foundation has been very supportive in funding the arts. Since 2009 Dick DeVos Through his foundation has been supporting an art competition in Grand Rapids dubbed as ArtPrize.

In 2010, the organization also made a commitment of $22.5 million dollars to the Kennedy Institute of Arts and Management which later renamed to DeVos Institute of Arts and Management.

Lastly, Dick DeVos is known to be charitable is providing scholarships for scholars at the Thunderbird School of Management especially those from developing countries. The scholarships have been going on since 2008.

More about Dick can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_DeVos

Joseph Bismark is the founding director over at QI Group. As a marketing business guru, Bismark leads a fast paced and stressful life but somehow he has always been able to showcase his health and wellness above all. His slightly odd way of running the office at QI Group has made him a bit of a celebrity in Singapore and asPire Magazine got wind of this fact. As reported by Reuters, Bismark was picked up for an interview with the magazine and he made sure to dish on several of the things that he does in order to keep himself young. We got an in depth look at what Bismark does to keep QI Group successful while taking care of himself.

Back in 2008 Joseph Bismark took on the huge burden of the Group Managing Director for QI Group. Since then he has made waves thanks to his interesting management style and pursuit for activity and progression both inside of the office and out of it. Bismark blends a unique set of hobbies including philosophy, yoga, and martial arts in order to make himself as appealing as possible while honing in on a specific style. Not only do these hobbies make Bismark a stronger person but they also give him a leg up in a world of work that seems so intent on dragging people down.

Joseph fully believes in staying active in busy with both his physical and mental faculties. In fact he says that “everyone has the potential to do extraordinary things” and that staying busy helps “to achieve the best version of ourselves.” Not only does Bismark talk the talk, but he walks the walk as well as you can see by the routine that the man follows in his day to day life.

We highlighted Joseph’s affinity for yoga and he practices the art as often as possible. Bismark is a Yoga Master at the Singapore School of Meditation and it is there that he learns about his practice and vents that education down to students. An avid reader, Bismark is always consuming the latest information about the art of yoga. He uses bhanjan chants and mantras to stay focused while practicing his forms.

Joseph believes in holistic health and wellness and he practices his beliefs as often as possible. You can see in the light way he walks, the ease with which he smiles, and the fans at the office he has earned.