Charles Koch Discusses the Letter That Guides his Life

Charles Koch, age 80, is a billionaire businessman hailing from Wichita, Kansas. Koch, with his brother David, is the co-owner of Koch Industries, the second largest privately-held company in the United States. Koch consistently ranks among the top 10 or 20 richest people in the world, with almost all of his wealth derived from his massively successful company. As CEO, Koch has been the driving force behind such classic American brands and products like Lycra, Brawny paper towels, Dixie cups, and Quilted Northern toilet paper.

The Koch brothers were left a sizable inheritance by their father, Fred Koch, who amassed a large fortune after he developed a new method for refining crude oil. Koch recently shared the letter his father wrote to his sons discussing their inheritance and how it could be “either a blessing or a curse.” Fred Koch went on to write that they could use it as a “valuable tool for accomplishment” or “squander it foolishly.” Koch discussed how his father instilled work ethic in his children from a very young age. Charles Koch did work around the farm, starting with digging up dandelions at age 6, and “graduating” to mucking stalls, baling hay, and milking cows when he was older.

Koch claims his father taught him that in order to be happy you need to contribute and develop your skills. He firmly believes that one must develop work ethic and learn to work hard from a young age. “If people don’t learn to do hard work by the time they’re in their 30s, they probably will never be very productive at work because you learn things working that you don’t learn in school” he stated.

More information on Charles Koch can be found via the links below:

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/02/koch-brothers-take-on-trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2014/05/20/17-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-koch-brothers/

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/24/politics/charles-koch-hillary-clinton-2016/

 

John Goullet’s Role From Info Technologies Until DIVERSANT LLC

Mr. John Goullet served as a computer consultant and as an IT staffing account executive in 1994. That was shortly before he founded his own company called Info Technologies.

From the early days of his career until now, he continued to concentrate on building skilled IT project teams. He then became instrumental in preparing new hires for employment. In the process, he developed programs that successfully placed job applicants within Fortune 500 companies. The resources available to workers looking for jobs was more than just interview and resume help, however.

Each potential employee was carefully screened based on a variety of attributes. However, one of the most important of these was the skill assessments given. The testing offered to each applicant that signed on with Goullet’s agency helped them market the expertise that employers need. If further training was needed to help a worker secure a lucrative IT job, that was also provided.

John Goullet carried on with Info Technologies until its merger with Diversant Inc. in 2010. This new company became DIVERSANT LLC. It is now one the largest African-American owned IT staffing firms in the United States. This company provides long-term and permanent solutions for Fortune 500 corporations and mid-sized firms. They also provide temporary outsourcing staff to the companies that need extra support.

An additional aspect of DIVERSANT staffing involves the promotion of diversity. People preparing for a successful career in Information Technology are taught how to embrace each other’s differences. Furthermore, the mission of encouraging diversification within the workplace provides more skills for the talent pool. The result as reported is that productivity levels increase as diversity increases.

Additional Links:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-goullet-9022693

http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=5974389&privcapId=88571678

How John Goullet Improves IT Services through DIVERSANT LLC

Bus Journeys Provide Inspiration For Artist Doug Levitt

Riding a bus around the U.S. may not seem like the perfect way to find inspiration for a collection of songs, writings, and live performances; however, the chance to explore all these artistic options is something Doug Levitt has found inspiration in as he investigates the lives of those struggling to survive in the U.S. economy in “The Greyhound Diaries“. Doug Levitt has seen his career take many different turns since the former science student of Carl Sagan found success as an international correspondent for a number of major U.S. news outlets.

Over the course of his life Doug Levitt has explored a number of different options for finding the best possible choices to fulfill his needs in terms of his life and career. Born in Washington D.C., Doug Levitt spent much of his early life destined for a career in politics after his mother took up a role in local government in the capital of the U.S. A change of direction saw Levitt embark on a career in journalism, which resulted in him reporting from some of the most dangerous areas in the world; while stationed in London, U.K. the journalist felt the need to return to his first love of music.

The initial project embarked upon by Levitt was a six week journey to smaller areas of the U.S. completed by Greyhound bus, which would morph into an ongoing journey across the U.S. that had seen the musician travel more than 80,000 miles over an eight year period to 2012. The use of many different media has become an important part of the work of Doug and sees his live performances use music, the spoken word, and photographic images to tell the stories of the least fortunate in U.S. society. The work of Doug Levitt has seen him follow in the footsteps of major U.S. artists of the early to mid 20th century who looked to tell the world about the economic gap between the wealthy and the poor.

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Additional Links:

http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/finding-america-repeatedly-bus-singer-songwriter-doug-levitt-offers-greyhound-diaries

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1045774/doug-levitt

James Dondero’s Stock Market Strategy for 2016

If you listen to a lot of the experts in the financial field currently, they have been doing nothing but saying to beware the markets. There is a lot of opportunity out there to make some significant income on, but with respect to wealth generation you could also be exposing yourself for far too much at any given point. The key for some investors is to simply lay low until the volatile times pass. However, if you wait for a safe investment then you’ll never see a return a day in your life. What you should be doing is listening to the top organizations in the field such as Highland Capital Management.

The key to the success of Highland Capital Management comes from the efforts of James Dondero. By far he has shown the organization not only how to operate and to compete on a daily basis within the financial field, but he has also shown the organization how to be great stewards of information. Considering the fact that people are skeptical of big banks, the markets, and investing in general, it only makes sense that they seek out financial experts who can truly help them with their questions.

As the world continues to move forward and the markets continue to change all of the time, it’s almost no wonder why investors continue to flock to places such as Highland Capital Management. Not only will Highland Capital Management continue to build on the revenues and the wealth that they have generated organizationally wide as the markets turn more favorable, but they will also continue to be more powerful of an organization than ever. As they continue to grow both with executing the current plan and with continuing to follow Dondero’s strategy, it only makes sense that their abilities will increase which will only lead to even greater success.

As the world continues to wonder about the current markets and also sees new markets coming forward, people are listening to what Dondero and Highland Capital Management are doing. That’s exactly why as soon as they are able to see the future with respect to investing in the Argentinean bonds, it will be just one more potential win in a long line of positive investments for Highland Capital Management. Regardless of your preferred investment strategy or who you have worked with in the past, it only makes sense to find someone like James to fully understand the investing field.

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Additional Links:

James Dondero – His Company And Achievements

Meet James Dondero; the Highland Capital Management CO founder and President

 

Keith Mann Partners with Uncommon Schools to Make a Difference

Keith Mann, an entrepreneur based out of the Big Apple, has recently announced his involvement in a new scholarship available for graduating seniors within associated high schools of New York. Keith and his wife Keely Mann bear the name of the Professional Achievement scholarship which is aimed to promote new generations of successful business leaders. The Keith and Kelly Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement has partnered with an organization that manages charter schools called Uncommon Schools. In order to be eligible for the scholarship students must be a graduating senior from one of the schools under the management of Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn, New York.

The scholarship will help to provide a student with a four year college education. Once meeting the requirements of successfully graduating from high school, eligible students then must complete a 1,000 word essay explaining how there goals can helped be attained by gaining the Professional Achievement scholarship. The mission of Keith Mann and Uncommon Schools is to help low-income students graduate successfully from high school as well as to set them up for a meaningful college experience before they begin their professional careers. The Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement will help add to this mission by helping the innovative future of business have the tools and resources they need to succeed.

Keith Mann is the founder of Dynamics Search Partners which he established in 2009. Mann has made a name for himself in the executive search market with over a decade of experience. Currently the CEO of Dynamics Search Partners, Mann works with clients from Asia, Europe and the United States with a specialty in hiring for alternative investment companies. Each year, the DSP team helps to fill over 200 positions for their clients. Before founding Dynamics Search Partners, Keith worked with Dynamic Associates where he saw great success and even rose to be Vice President for some time. Now he leads a very successful company and has begun to establish a knack for philanthropy and other forms of giving back.

Additional Links:

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160125006525/en/Keith-Mann-Announces-2016-Scholarship-Professional-Achievement