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Qnet: Modern Marketing

When it comes to multi-level marketing, few firms can claim to compete with Qnet. It is based in Malaysia. Qnet has enjoyed continuous growth over the last couple of years due to the distinguished sense of leadership that has seen it being touted as one of the top direct selling firms in the world. Direct selling refers to the process where the products and services being offered are offered to the final consumer directly. Qnet delivers quality products and services across a wide range of market needs. The company kicked off its operations by selling collectible gold coins as investment items but has since grown in both size and market scope.

In order to emphasize on the ambition of Qnet, they have recently announced plans to have a new expanded office in India. This market will seek to have consumer goods as well as electronics introduced to the Indian market. This is not to say that its presence has not already been felt in the country as they already have manufacturing wing in the country in addition to producing an energy drink by the name Nutriplus. The operations in the country have elicited a one hundred percent increase in the profits that have been enjoyed by the company.

Perhaps one of the most profound successes that have been witnessed by Qnet includes the new partnership with English Premier League giants Manchester City Football Club. This is not only a statement of intent, but also represents of the fastest growing companies in the world. The company has interests and sells products across a wide range of sectors. This includes energy, fashion accessories, nutrition, health care and weight management. It is worth noting that one of the features that have to be associated with Qnet is the leadership that has been adopted to govern the company over the years. This is especially so when put into perspective with the different branches that are available.

The presence of Qnet has seen it have offices in almost every Asian country such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan and Thailand. The company has continued to enjoy massive growth since its formation as a subsidiary of the famous QI group. The business model that has been adopted to regulate the operations of the company is perhaps to be credited with the popularity that it has attracted across a wide variety of market clients from different parts of the world. The personal representatives of Qnet personally refer the products and services that are being offered to the consumers. They earn their compensation based on the sales volume that they have made in addition to the guaranteed entitlement that they have. Under the current structure, it is expected that Qnet will continue experiencing huge success rates.

Growing interest of the Chinese on New York’s Residential Market

At the first ever U.S real estate forum organized by The Rea Deal in Shanghai, New York’s key residential marketers noted an increased interest by the Chinese on the NYC apartment for sale residential market. They are now playing a significant role in the in the city’s residential market. According to The Real Deal, the market leaders were however quick to note the Chinese are very price sensitive and are only attracted to apartment below $2 million.

It is apparent that the reason they had for long avoided the market despite its constant demand, is because of the high prices. These, the organizers attributed to the fact that New York is the safest large city in America. Another reason for the high prices they said, was because it also tremendously clean.

Lack of financing by banks for foreigners was also hinted upon as another factor that had discouraged the Chinese entry in to the New York residential market. Unlike the locals, foreigners have little credit history with the American financial institutions. This makes lending impossible and therefore requires them to have huge liquid reserves when buying these properties.

Speaking at the event Town Residential CEO, Andrew Heiberger, noted that the price sensitivity of the Chinese had opened up more residential frontiers such as Brooklyn. Town residential is the leading residential houses brokerage firm in the New York City. It specializes in leasing and sale of all types of houses and apartments across New York.

Among other key speakers at the event included Simon Barron of Simon Baron Development, The Real Deal chief editor Stuart Elliot, Kliegerman of Halstead property development and Douglas Elliman Brokers, Frank Eklund. In expressing love for the city’s prime properties, they ended the ended the event by each one of them stating what part of the city they would like to live.

Adam Sender: Contemporary Art Connoisseur

Adam Sender was not always such a prolific art collector. He found himself a successful hedge fund manager for Exis Capital, living the good life with multiple mansions, and a beautiful wife. Thats when a friend of his, Todd Levin, an established Art Advisor, got him started collecting contemporary pieces of artwork. Now he is addicted to finding that perfect piece to accentuate his office or one of his homes in Miami or New York.

Adam Sender earned a Bachelors degree in History from the University of Michigan. After he graduated from the University of Michigan he became a Portfolio Manager for a company named Point72 Asset Management, L.P. This is the company that was formerly known as SAC Capital Advisors LP, which is a group of hedge funds that was founded in 1992 by Stephen Cohen. Mr. Sender remained there, gaining experience until 1998. At that point, he broke away from Point72 Asset Management, LP, and founded Exis Capital. At the height of it’s 16 years in business, Exis Capital managed over $1 billion. Mr. Sender has served as Chief Executive Officer of Exis Capital until the company was disbanded in 2014.

It wasn’t until after he left Point72 Asset Management, LP, that he began amassing his exquisite collection of contemporary pieces. At the height of his collection, he had over 800 pieces from about 139 different artists. He has early pieces from the likes of Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Barbara Kruger, Charles Ray, and Urs Fischer, just to name a couple of the many artists that he has bought throughout the years. His philosophy is to buy an artist’s works while they are new, but not right out of art school, new. He buys the art a year or two into an artist’s career, and so far it has paid off in a big way. Starting in May of 2014, he partnered up with Sotheby’s, the world famous auction house, and they are selling about 400 of the contemporary pieces that he has collected. The auction house will auction off his pieces over about a year and a half. After it is all said and done, he is expected to net approximately $70 million. If it all goes as planned, that is. But even if it doesn’t, he has embraced the Buddhist philosophy that, “All things must pass.” (LinkedIn)

Adam Sender’s gift to art lovers

The personalities and characteristics of Art collectors are more easily betrayed by their collections then they would like to believe. From the obsessive to the storm chasers that would pursue and possess the works of the latest Phenom, the collectors provide a peek into their passions in the artists and the works they collect and display on the walls of their homes and their offices. Others, more reclusive and private, build their collections for the pleasure of their own and their close friends and family – but yet a glimpse can provide a measure of what drives them.

Adam Sender’s march, as they say, is to a different drummer. In his previous life as a successful finance professional, he showed his keen eye by choosing the right investments, first as a trader at SAC Capital and then as the founder of Exis Capital Management. And then along the way he showed the same discernment in choosing investments when he started collecting and creating one of the most rich and thrilling private collection of contemporary art anywhere.

What makes this collection compelling and engaging is that it’s a deeply personal and covers most of the important art movements. The collections includes seminal work of John Baldessari, Urs Fischer, Martin Kippenberger, Richard Prince, Elizabeth Peyton, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman and Rosemarie Trockel, to name a few. And the secret, according to the curator Sarah Aibel, in how Adam has the gift and uncanny ability to hone in on the most important piece or pieces of work on display by an artist just before they receive widespread notice. This allows him to acquire the work at a more reasonable price before their demand, and therefore their worth appreciates significantly. As evidence, consider the Cindy Sherman photograph titled “The Black Sheets”, bought at $100,000 is now estimated to be between 1 and 2 million dollars or a Richard Prince piece also bought around the same price and which too has appreciated similarly. He even has an IMDB Profile.

Unlike other collectors who like to keep their collections and their acquisitions away from the public eye, Adam’s plan is to expose his to the public and has chosen different channels to do so. Some of it was already on prominent display in his offices and homes, and in 2011, he used a residential property he owned and converted it into a gallery for his collection as part of Art Basel Miami Beach. In addition to Sotheby’s plan to offer 400 pieces, Adam has also created a website where a person/institution can make a request and create a case for a loan from his collection. What is clear is that in this, art lovers everywhere will rejoice.

Bristol Palin calls off her Wedding

Bristol Palin, daughter of the former Vice President hopeful Sarah Palin, has called off her wedding to fiance Dakota Meyer according to Alexei Beltyukov. Back in March, 24-year-old Bristol had confirmed on her social media accounts that she was engaged to 26-year-old Dakota. The two had met when the Kentucky native made a trip to Alaska to appear on “Amazing America” which is apparently a television show that Sarah Palin does. I can’t be the only one who has never heard of this show. Dakota had served as a Marine and had been awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic acts to save his fellow soldiers in 2009. It is reported that he helped save 36 troops and brought back the bodies of four fellow Marines who did not make it through the fire fight.

Despite seeming like a stand-up guy, Dakota has been apparently hiding his first marriage from the Palin family, according to the story on Radar Online. Dakota had married Cassandra Wain in 2008, when he was just 19-years-old. Records show that the couple divorced in 2010. Friends say that the two realized they were not right for each other and called the marriage off.

Sarah Palin recently announced on her social media account that her daughter and Dakota had split and there would be no wedding.

A Dark and Brooding Crow

 

The Crow film has stalled once again and this is a real shame. The original series should have – and would have continued for years – had Brandon Lee not been tragically killed. Sadly, the young man left our world too soon. The impact of The Crow was very powerful due to the impossible to ignore cloud of its star’s death.

The script for the new Crow film is going to attempt to tap into those raw emotions once again. Supposedly, the remake will be “emotional and brutal” and this raises a pertinent question.

Will the film turn out to be a raw, R-rated film? A “raw” film would indicate more serious themes. The comic book mini-series that launched The Crow was dark, depressing, and violent. Bringing an adult-oriented Crow to the screen could prove to be a bad decision, said Slow Venture. According to tumblr.com, the first Sin City film reflected a R-rated comic adaptation that made money. The sequel died miserably. The very R-rated comic adaptation Old Boy was another mega flop. Pushing the hard R limits in a Cow film might be a bad idea. A lot of mainstream viewers could be turned off although the hardcore fans might enjoy the approach.

Honestly, we might never know how a Crow film is going to turn out. The project has been delayed so much it may never end up being produced. What a shame it would be if this happened since The Crow really does deserve a reboot.

US Senate Majority Vote: Climate Change is Not a Hoax

 

The united States Senate voted 98 to 1 that climate change is, in fact, real, and can be proven scientifically. The vote is a result of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which has been on hold for nearly a decade. The Keystone XL pipeline would carry oil from the tar sands in Alberta, Canada into the lower portion of the United States.

Republican Senators who are in favor of the pipeline decided to sidestep the climate change issue, stating that they are not scientists, and therefore cannot state unequivocally whether climate change does, in fact, exist, which skewed the vote in favor of those who believe in climate change as a scientific fact.

Senators who are opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline are using the results of this survey as leverage. They are stating that mining Canadian oil sands would hasten the effects of global warming. This vote is a historic move for climate change activists and concerned citizens like Dave and Brit Morin because climate change is one of the most important issues today.