Become a Successful Businessman in No Time

You, Too, Can Succeed in Business!

What most people don’t realize is the people they idolize in business or any other career they pursue, are not really that far away from them. With some practice dedication and discipline, anyone is capable of molding their lives into the career of their dreams.

David Leuschen is the founder and CEO of Riverstone Holdings a private equity firm focused on leveraging investments in the gas and power sectors. Being no stranger to success, David enlightens us on some insight into achieving a successful career.

“Living on the Edge”

I think Aerosmith was alluding to some useful wisdom through these precise words in their hit single “Livin’ on the Edge”. David believes too many people these days play it too safe between the lines of risk. Part of being successful is taking the plunge in to risky situations with enough faith that you know someone or something will be there to catch you when needed. This is exemplified in successful companies through their unwavering ability to invest into innovative strategies that keep them above their competitors. It’s also a great way to get the heart beating again.

“90% of life is just showing up”

Success is the day in day out continued push towards what it is you want. Just by showing a little consistency in something, eventually things will start to work out. David believes that in order to achieve true success, its best to stick to one industry. When he first started Riverstone, he believed he had made the mistake of his life but he stuck with it and eventually opportunity came a knocking on his door.

“Build ups, not buy outs”

It’s much easier to adapt to the flow of life by slowly building. You’re able to ebb and flow in the details that eventually justify the form your company takes. When buying out other companies, it requires a much more macro perspective which David fails to find the understanding of. With a micro perspective in building things you are able to allow for strategy changes as you build an understanding for the business.

“Don’t try to beat the monkey”

In this case, the monkey is the market. Riverstone believes in playing smart which translates into a comprehensive hedging strategy for commodity risks in the majority of its deals.

“Skin in the game”

It’s important to have a motto of going down with the ship if you are the captain. In other words, Riverstone has over $900 million of their own money in their own investments. Because of that, much of their effort is in getting their money back in the first 24 months of any investment. This strongly aligns the GP’s with the LP’s or the firm with the investors.

China Announces Tax Breaks And Subsidies To Boost Employment, Agriculture As Growth Slows

China Announces Tax Breaks And Subsidies To Boost Employment, Agriculture As Growth Slows

SHANGHAI — The Chinese government on Friday announced tax breaks and other measures aimed at creating jobs and promoting entrepreneurship, as the country seeks to boost economic growth, which slowed to 7 percent in the first quarter of 2015, its slowest rate in six years.

A circular published by China’s cabinet, the State Council, on Friday — the country’s Labor Day holiday — acknowledged that China faced “pressure in creating more jobs.” It said the nation needed to implement “more pro-active employment policies,” according to the official Xinhua news agency. The circular said the government should encourage “mass entrepreneurship and startups, so as to foster a new engine of economic growth.” Separately, the Communist Party’s ruling Politburo also called on Friday for increased public spending and further tax cuts, though it did not go into detail.

IBM to Employers: You Need a ‘Millennial Mindset’

IBM to Employers: You Need a ‘Millennial Mindset’

NEW YORK — Millennials. Depending on whom you ask, this now-ubiquitous generational term might evoke disdain, optimism and in the case of some business leaders, absolute panic. The presence of Generation Y continues to grow in the workforce — they’ll make up 50 percent by 2020 — and employers are putting a top priority on optimizing their culture for younger employees.

But what if companies are approaching millennials all wrong? What if staying relevant isn’t so much about catering to millennials themselves, but instead creating a “millennial mindset” that will help catapult a business into the future? According to a new IBM study, that’s exactly what employers need to do — and the first step is to stop believing in widely held, but incorrect stereotypes about millennials.

Organization Spotlight: The Virginia Bar Association

Organization Spotlight: The Virginia Bar Association

The Virginia Bar Association was created in 1888 by attorneys across Virginia in hope of creating a statewide bar organization. The intent of the organization was to set a precedent for lawyers across Virginia in terms of bar admission, examination and work ethic among the legal realm. Virginia, which is conveniently located next to the nation’s capital, is one of only three states in the country to have voluntary (VBA) and mandatory (VSB) bar groups in state.

The Virginia Bar Association has esteemed members of the law community in Virginia serving as members and volunteers for the organization. For example, Doug Nabhan http://www.whitepages.com/name/Douglas-Nabhan/VA  is a member of the Virginia Bar Association where he serves under the Labor and Employment Sections. Virginia Business magazine has named Nabhan as one of the “Legal Elite” of Virginia and a “Super Lawyer” by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine.

Businesses Trying to Keep Water Quality Environmentally Safe

Businesses Trying to Keep Water Quality Environmentally Safe

All earthly life needs water. However, as the human race increases and over-population continues, this indispensable asset will ever be a subject of apprehension. The world’s ecosystems and the well-being of millions of individuals are endangered by water pollution. Declining water supplies threaten food production and other social components of humanity. These sources contribute to the huge and diversified environmental career fields that specialize in water quality.

Best Options for Water Filtration

Best Options for Water Filtration

With the pollutants and chemicals so prevalent in today’s day and age, nearly all of the water we consume on a daily basis contains contaminants if it’s not bottled or put through a proper filtration system. Not only does the tap water that comes out of our faucets contain the chemical fluoride, it is also exposed to the chemicals and compounds in the pipes including everywhere else it has traveled to get to your spout. If you want to live a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to realize that it is essential to filter your drinking water to ensure it doesn’t contain unwanted chemicals.

Different Types of Machines that are Used to Clean Water

Different Types of Machines that are Used to Clean Water

Water is a necessity that every person needs. Since it is a need, most people prefer to have a water filtering machine that cleans the water by reducing or eliminating the amount of bacteria and parasites that could negatively influence one’s health. Below are a few different types of machines that are used to clean water.

Why It’s Important To Reserve Water

Why It’s Important To Reserve Water

According to a statistic on Mother Nature Network, the earth consists of 97% salt water and the last 3% is fresh water. Out of that 3%, only 1% is sustainable drinking water while the other percentage contains ice caps and glaciers. The fresh supply of drinking water is limited for us, which means we should take care to conserve it as much as possible to ensure that we survive long into the future as our population continues to grow. The more people there are on earth, the more who need clean water to live.