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Securus Technologies Is Working To Reduce Crime Rates In Prison Systems

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In a world where crime rates are high, the number of companies who are trying to help limit the amount of crime happening on the streets is at an all time high. One particular company however is working to provide technology that will work to prevent further crimes as well as to helping to solve the crimes.


Securus Technologies has been a leading provider in the criminal justice technology sector for a number of years. They are interested in the publics safety as well as into investigations and corrections. The number of facilities that uses the technology at hand brought on by Securus Technologies is high.


In the prison system, there is a high rate of crime that is caused from inmate to inmate crimes as well as crimes which take place from visitors at the prison. Each year, prison officials will write into Securus Technologies to seek their help in putting a stop to the crime taking place inside of the prison. The work that Securus offers is bringing hope to those who work there as well as to those that are housed there that crime rates will go down.


For those who work for Securus, they know first hand about the different options for helping to put a stop to the crime wars however they are never too busy to come up with new and exciting ways to bring new ideas to the front of the company. Each week, the people who work for them are provided the opportunity to showcase their new ideas as well as what can be done to prevent further crimes from taking place.


By creating a crime free zone inside the prison systems, the inmates are taught better coping skills to prevent further crimes from happening. The hope is that when you increase the monitoring of the inmates and help to put a stop to the crimes, you are in a sense working to create better inmates upon release from the prison system.


Bumble: New Dating Website

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Whitney Wolf Herd started planning an October launch party at the Four Seasons restaurant in Manhattan where people are known for having a power lunch. The 28-year old Herd has changed dating dynamics through letting women make the first move. Bumble now has 22 million registered users. Bumble has made 100 million sales this year on hyperlocal, tailored advertising. Herd wants to solve a personal struggle as her definition of finding success while approaching the problem from a female perspective. Bumble is a new network that is not a dating app but a social network for people you don’t know. BumbleDating, Friends Bumble bFF and Bumble Biz. Bumble is trying to create equality by letting women make the first move.

Herd believes in listening to this generation of women and older women who want to use the platform. People do not like change. Herd states that anything worth fighting for is not going to be easy. Even in an age where 90% of all start-ups fail but Bumble users pay $9.99 for a monthly subscription to perks like deciding who deserves a message. Herd wanted to have a network focusing on positivity, such as who the person is instead. Herd has a talent for marketing and branding. The team at Bumble was able to build new technologies that support subscriptions.

Bumbles’ unique perspective is to make sure that the girl has the guy’s phone number but the guy doesn’t have the girl’s number. She allows women to make the first move but if they don’t, the match disappears in 24 hours. Women who work for Bumble understand the target market because they are in it. Bumble has an office covered in balloons and maintains 70 employees, 85% of which are women. Neon signs at the office say things like “You’re a Queen Bee,” “Be the CEO Your Parents Always Wanted You to Marry” and “Make the First Move.” Part of Bumbles’ design is to let women make the first move or the connection is lost in cyberspace. Women don’t always have to say they are looking for love, but rather friendship and career connections. To date, 3 million users have tried Bumble but just 500,000 are active in a typical month. Herd has a long way to go to change online dating but the revolution begins.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/whitney-wolfe-1791a299

Paul Mampilly’s Views on Amazon’s Interests in the Healthcare Market

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Amazon made its debut in the lucrative e-commerce business as an online bookstore back in 1997. Back then, the publicly-traded company had a stock price of $18. Today, Amazon has expanded into businesses such as movie streaming, music streaming, and merchandise. Its most recent investment interests were in healthcare stocks. Listed below are insights of Paul Mampilly, an investor, regarding Amazon’s interest in healthcare stocks.

Mampilly reported that the stocks that Amazon is targeting are dividend-paying stocks. Amazon’s eyes are also set explicitly on prescription drugs. Mampilly noted that prescription drugs usually undergo some transactions before being availed in pharmacies. The drugs’ wholesale and list prices are first calculated by manufacturers after their market approval.

The retail process for availing prescription drugs to the consumers is aimed at making middlemen rich. This is because the middlemen act as links between manufacturers and pharmacies. Amazon is targeting pharmacies that lack transparency in their costs and rebates chain. Fostering transparency in these pharmacies will increase the money that middlemen earn and lower the price of stocks, and more information click here.

Potential investors will likely be attracted by the low prices in shares as Amazon penetrates the healthcare market. Paul Mampilly believes that these low-priced stocks pose great risks to investors. According to him, the only advantage of Amazon’s investment is that the prices of prescription drugs are expected to be cheaper as the e-commerce company ventures in the healthcare market.

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I recorded a video that answers questions my subscribers sent in on Facebook. You can watch the video here: https://t.co/JXcGafkoqP

— Paul Mampilly(@Paul_M_Guru) September 22, 2017

About Paul Mampilly

As a writer on investment matters, Paul Mampilly uses Banyan Hill Publishing’s platform to express his ideas to his readers. Mampilly’s insights on investment are availed through Profits Unlimited, a newsletter, which is published by Banyan Hill Publishing. His insights are inspired by his several years of experience in the hedge fund industry. Mampilly made a name for himself in the world of investing after he took part in Templeton Foundation’s competition and based an award. The reason he won was that he used $50 million to invest in a venture that progressively grew due to having a value of $88 million, and Twitter.com.

Paul Mampilly served in different capacities at world-renowned corporations like the Kinetics International Fund and Deutsch Bank. Mampilly officially retired from the corporate world at 42 years. He wanted to spend the rest of his years giving people investment advice and spending time with his adorable family. Mampilly has appeared on consultative talk shows of Fox Business News, Bloomberg TV, and Fox Business News. He also relies on his social media profiles to share his knowledge.

Christopher Burch: The CEO with Multiple Portfolios

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Chris Burch is the CEO and founder of Burch Creative Capital. This is a business with multiple interests in the area of branding.

With these interests come a vast portfolio of the CEO and branding guru with an edge in marketing and sales. The business is vital in area such as

  • Financial services
  • Spanning apparel
  • Consumer products
  • Hospitality and
  • Technology


Owing to his knowledge of branding, Chris Burch manages 14 personal investments as part of his portfolio. They include Rappi, Hooch, See The SEEN, BaubleBar, Splits, Chubbies Shorts, Poppin, Bib+Tuck among others.


Currently, Chris Burch has two titles. He is the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital and the owner of Nihiwatu. Tony Burch is the Co-founder of Nihiwatu.  Hop over to this to read more about his resort investment.


Due to his knowledge of branding, marketing, and finance, Chris Burch is on the board of 5 companies. Four of which are personal investments. They include

  • Grability
  • See The SEEN
  • Chubbies Shorts
  • Nihiwatu and
  • Poppin

For his education, Chris Burch attained his business diploma at Ithaca College in 1976 after studying for four years. It is through this degree that he got his knowledge of sales and marketing as well as branding for different business ventures in various business niches.  Refer to bjtonline.com for a related article.

2017 events

In May of 2017, Chris Burch got the chance as a guest speaker at the C2 Montreal 2017 conference. The theme for the conference was “Futuristic cities.” He was among 11 other speakers.

As the face behind the success of over 50 companies, this internationally known hotelier, and philanthropist has managed a lot on his 40-year career. Chris ensures that he utilizes his investment acumen, entrepreneurial skills, sourcing experience as well as knowledge of consumer behavior to remain relevant in the branding field.   Read additional article on architecturaldigest.com.

First business venture

From his first investment while in college worth a capital of $2000, he is today a line for women force to reckon. He began his first business, Eagles Eye Apparel with his brother. The business specialized in women’s sweaters with unique embroidery patterns. Shortly after, the brothers sold the company for a whopping $60millipn.

It was during the early years of his career that Chris Burch learned how to create great marketing plans. These plans would provide direct consumers for business ventures in the fashion and hospitality industries. Over the years, Chris Burch has worked with such big names as Ellen DeGeneres’s clothing line for women, men, children as well as dogs.  Read his views and insights on business, click on entrepreneur.com.

March of 2017 saw Chris Burch’s crowning moment with the launch of Nihi Sumba Island located in Indonesia. The luxury resort that is comprised of 27villas is one of Chris Burch’s investments that take hospitality branding to the next level. These achievements show that his 40-year career gets fresh and better each year.

Take a short tour to one of his impressive investment on http://www.businessinsider.com/chris-burch-nihi-best-hotel-in-the-world-2017-7

James Larkin

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James Larkin commonly referred to as Jim was born on 21st January 1876 to Irish parents in Liverpool England. Larkin was an Irish trade unionist and a social activist. Larkin grew up in Poverty thus was not able to get a good formal education.

As a result, Jim Larkin began doing a variety of jobs while he was still at a very tender age to help supplement the family income. Larkin at the age of fourteen lost his father and was required to fill his dad position at the firm he worked.

Larkin worked at the firm and was dismissed after serving for two years. Larkin then began working as a sailor and a docker, and by 1903 he rose through the ranks to become the dock foreman. The same year Larkin got married to his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Brown.

Larkin in 1983 develop an interest in socialism and as a result became a member of the Independent Labor Party. In 1905 Larkin was among the ringleaders who organized the Liverpool dock strike an event that saw him lose his job as a foreman.

They say when one door closes another one opens and Larkin’s having performed exemplary in the strike impressed the National Union of Dock Laborers and was appointed the union temporary organizer. Read more: James Larkin | Biography and Jim Larkin | Wikipedia

By 1906 Larkin had gained a permanent position in the union and was sent to Scotland to represent the Union. While at Scotland Larkin was able to organize workers in Preston and Glasgow successfully.

In January of 1907 was sent to represent NUDL in Belfast and within weeks he was able to recruit over 400 new members into the Union.

Larkin was later sent to Dublin to help organize the casual and unskilled workers of the docks, and after a year he had recruited more than 2700 workers into the Union.

In Dublin Larkin organized three major strikes and as a result, NUDL became more concerned about the costs the strikes incurred. This would lead to his suspension on 7th December 1908.

Larkin after being suspended decided to form his trade union and established the Irish Transport and General Workers Union (ITGWU) which turned out to be one of the largest Irish trade movement.

Eric Lefkofsky Remains Focused

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Cancer is a terrible disease which affects thousands of Americans annually. While some cancers can be contended with relatively easily, there are some in which there is currently no cure and very little hope. This is where Eric Lefkofsky and his innovative approach to medicine come into play.

Eric Lefkofsky started a company called Tempus. This company is at the head of their field when it comes to a data-driven approach to medicine. When Lefkosky’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, he was horrified to learn that even though a huge amount of information is collected about the disease and the patients it affects, there was not really an effective way to access and share this information, even with the use of Electronic Health Records.

What Tempus does is analyze the clinical and molecular data by using proprietary software. One of the hurdles that the company faced was capturing physician notes, which are generally typed into free-form fields and thus, hard to capture. Lefkosky helped to develop a natural language capturing software that solved this problem effectively.

Eric Lefkofsky has always strived to be at the top of his game, no matter what that game entailed. From his meager beginnings selling carpet while attending the University of Michigan to his current role as leading bio-medical technology researcher, Eric Lefkofsky focuses on one thing and gets that thing done. In his world, there is no room for error.

Eric Lefkofsky continues to inspire those around him by his charitable donations and philanthropic causes. He is proud to be a signatory member of The Giving Pledge, which both he and his wife have signed. This means that after the two pass, at least half of their immense wealth will be donated to various charities and philanthropic causes to which they find worthy.