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In 1938 there was an account receivable company that was founded by Jack and Ruth Erickson headquartered outside of St. Paul, Minnesota named, IC System. Every since typewriters were replaced with computers to assist people in making task so much easier to perform, IC System were the first account receivable company to take advantage of such an innovation in 1968, while at the same time utilizing revolutionary collection tools to keep their reputation consistent within the industry, for 80 years now.

Their whole mission is to improve the overall financial outcome for consumers and clients alike, while providing ethical and honest services and solutions with three extensive knowledge that their team has gained thru innovative training through their consumer-friendly practices. For three years in a row, IC System has been nominated for the BBB Torch Award for Ethics, and are still proving today that as a whole, they are well deserving of being in the forefront, when it comes to leading in the accounts receivable field.

The culture at IC System has a positive impact on clients and consumers who choose to engage with their professional services, by taking notice in how they treat people with respect and dignity, making it their standard in how business is conducted. Knowing that every situation is unique in the goals that need to be met, and how certain plans are expected to turn out, IC Systems goes above and beyond to bring those results to life, in-turn creating even more possibilities for potential growth and expansion (Bloomberg).

Not only are they setting a good example for the consumer or client, but when it comes to the community, the ways that they have given back has exceeded expectations from individuals within those communities as well. The employees that work at IC System are looked after too, when it comes to receiving assistance when there is a personal or devastating health situation from the help of the company. Security within, and outside of the organization is what you can anticipate with IC System.


The RealReal is a consignment store that operates online and through its own retail store location. The founder of The RealReal is Julie Wainwright. Julie serves as the President of the company.

As a start-up, the company began on a small scale, however within just a few short years in operation, it is a fast growing and highly successful business. Julie Wainwright is looking to generate more investor interest, looking for approximately $100 million as asditional capital for expansion. The company started at first offering only women’s clothing. When clothing is accepted for consignment, it must meet her criteria. She will look for name brand clothing that is only gently worn and still in excellent condition,

Julie accepts only high quality, luxury clothing items from brands names such as Gucci, and other high end labels. The RealReal now has a much broader range of merchandise. It now offers men’s clothing, children’s clothing, jewelry for women and men, gift items, home items, and more. When a customer shops on the website, the merchandise is categorized by type, and by designer, making it very quick and easy to search. There is also a category for sale items, where the deals are even better. Customers residing in the tri-state area of New York can even visit a store in person. The RealReal has a retail store located in New York City.

Julie Wainwright is a successful entrepreneur, and she envisions even more expansion for her company. Her plan includes more store openings. Julie and her team inspect every item in person before it is accepted for consignment. The owners of the merchandise will first send their items to the RealReal for consideration. If the items are accepted by the RealReal team, the owner is notified, the items get priced, and then will be made available for sale.

The consignment industry is a win-win situation for customers and the business. The company and the consignor share in the profit of the selling price, and the end consumer has the opportunity to buy gently used, luxury, high end merchandise well below its original retail price.

NGP VAN is a recognized software company and is private. It offers web hosting services, online fundraising and voter databases. It is mostly used by the Democratic party in the USA and by other nonprofit organizations. It was previously named Voter Activation Network company until 2011. It is based in Washington DC and was started in 2001 for political and social campaigns by building canvases.


NGP VAN has tools which help in carrying out the campaigns by covering a large area within a short period. These tools are used for organizing and fundraising. It is with the software that three Presidential campaigns in the US were successful starting with Barack Obama in 2008, Hillary Clinton in 2012 and the latest one of Bernie Sanders in 2016. Apart from the campaign the platform does social networking for different organizations, local government nonprofit organizations and any other organizations seeking their services.


The company make campaigns easier for candidates by finding out the voter’s opinions, needs and the changes they would like to see. This is done by making specific advertisements targeting specific groups. All these are done using a phone application known as Minivan app which gives a platform for direct voter data entry. This app has made campaigns direct and easy. The company recently integrated traditional methods with the digital methods which are known as street team canvassing this way the campaigners collect data during rallies.

They have also developed another tool known as distributed canvassing; this tool will help in turf cutting which has been a tedious and time taking process in the past. Unlike in the past where one needed seven steps this tool requires only two steps and the canvas is on. It was an idea which started as knock ten which would identify ten closest voters in a set universe, and there should be enough voters for each universe a state would need more voters than a specific territory. One only needs to build a specific universe and a list which is distributed by the app based on the canvases’ location. The app is in a preliminary stage and ones it is trusted, and users sufficiently trained campaigns would be taken a notch higher.

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Sean Penn, best known as an actor, has announced his plan to recuse himself from the movie industry. Penn is also a writer, journalist, and interviewer. He has worked closely with some of the most controversial names in the world as an interviewer. He has interviewed polarizing former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Cuban President Raul Castro. Sean Penn made headlines a few years ago when he sat down with one of the most dangerous men on the planet, Joaquin Guzman, also known as El Chapo the boss of the Sinaloa Cartel.


Sean Penn has denounced his role as an actor in favor of becoming an author. His first novel is called Bob honey who just do stuff and is a comedic dystopian novel about a septic tank salesman who moonlights as an assassin for the United States government. The book has critics on both side of the isle. One one hand, the New York Times called the book a riddle that is cloaked in crazy. Others are telling Penn to not quit his day job. Sean Penn sat down for a discussion about the the book, Bob honey who just do stuff.


At his home in L.A., just before heading out to Austin to continue his bookstore, Sean Penn sat down for an over the phone interview with Vogue. Penn described the differences between promoting a book and a movie. Sean Penn said that if a movie doesn’t turn out how you wanted, it can be the fault of many people. Movies can run into trouble in production, editing, and filming, but if a book is bad there is only one person at fault. “I like standing on something that’s all mine,” Sean Penn said.

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This may be the first novel written by Sean Penn, but it certainly won’t be the last. “Let’s just say I’ve got something cooking,” Penn replied, when asked if another book was in the works after publishing Bob honey who just do stuff. “I have nothing in the works with acting involved,” he admitted, confirming suspicions.

Jeunesse Global is quickly becoming one of the most recognized direct-marketing brands in the health and beauty industry. The company has risen from a tiny startup that was being run out of a retired couple’s Florida home into a company that, by some estimates, may be worth upwards of $1 billion.

Founded in 2009 by industry power couple Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis, Jeunesse Global is one of the fastest-growing startups that the health and beauty industry has ever seen. The secret to the company’s meteoric rise has been the respective areas of expertise of both Ray and Lewis.

Ray has long been one of the industry’s superstar salesman. When the couple founded Jeunesse, he was able to quickly bring some of the top direct marketers in the industry on board. This quick influx of some of the top distribution talent in the business was a key factor in the ability of Ray and Lewis to quickly grow the company, booking nearly $1 million in sales in their first year of operations.

But even more important has been Lewis’ ability to quickly develop products that meet unaddressed market niches. Through her vast number of industry contacts, including some of the best product-development scientists in the business, Lewis has been able to create more than a dozen of the most innovative products to be introduced to global health and beauty consumers of the last decade.

One example of the types of groundbreaking products that the company is currently producing is its M1nd focus-enhancing health drink. One of the first great-tasting drinks aimed straight at the mental-enhancement market, M1nd has been proven to increase focus and alertness, allowing for longer and stronger performance throughout the workday.

M1nd is formulated with a special molecule called Cera-Q, which was developed by scientists working on behalf of Jeunesse and can only be found in M1nd. There is strong evidence that this substance alone can significantly increase attention spans, mimicking the effects of powerful drugs like Ritalin without exposing users to the risks associated with performance-enhancing drugs.

M1nd is exclusively available through Jeunesse authorized distributors.

In recent years, many different viewpoints have come to the forefront regarding opposing viewpoints on various issues. This has been especially common with anti-Semitic groups, who have held numerous demonstrations against Israel and those of Jewish heritage. To combat these radical ideas, philanthropist and author Adam Milstein has chosen to use his talents as a writer to regularly contribute interesting and thought-provoking articles to the Jewish News Syndicate. By doing so, Adam is able to get his message of tolerance and compassion across to a vast audience, all the while being able to also focus on his philanthropic and business interests.

Knowing that it takes far more than written words to get positive results, Adam Milstein and his wife Gila chose to create an organization that would not only spread a positive message to Jewish families, but also offer numerous means of financial and other assistance. The result of their efforts has been the Milstein Family Foundation, which over the years has helped Jewish families in the United States, Israel, and other nations with financial difficulties as well as other issues. Helping regularly with relief efforts and other endeavors, Adam and Gila’s foundation focuses heavily on education. In this regard, the foundation sends families large amounts of books each month, all of which are written in Hebrew and explain many little-known aspects of Jewish heritage. By embarking on this cause, Adam and Gila’s foundation helps families learn about their heritage, while also learning Hebrew.

Having established himself as a leading businessman within the Jewish community, Adam Milstein feels it is very important for him to be a positive role model for those who share his beliefs and values. One way he has chosen to do so is by using his real estate development business to help local communities obtain properties for Jewish schools, worship centers, community centers, and other organizations that can help build confidence and self-esteem. Based on these and other actions, it’s clear Adam Milstein will use his forum at JNS as well as his business and philanthropic ventures to keep the traditions of the Jewish faith alive.’s-200-Influential-Philanthropists

No matter the field of work that a person partakes in, there are three main qualities that will help the individual’s progression in the long-run. The qualities included are efficiency, ingenuity and persistence. When it comes to a company/business that epitomizes this notion to the fullest, OSI Food Solutions is a top choice. “How does OSI fit the mold better than other companies in its class?” The answer to this question is very straight-forward. OSI Food Solutions can perform a myriad of services at the same time thanks to its immense physical size. Just remember, this company may be headquartered in the United States, but it has advanced facilities in other areas of the globe.

OSI has an abundance of high-capacity production lines. These production lines are loaded with technological advancements, which decreases production time. OSI Solutions Hungary personifies this notion brilliantly as its $25 million-addition can now process up to 22,000 tons of processed chicken on an annual basis. Yes, this is very true and the company’s new feed mill in China’s Shandong Province is capable of processing 600,000 metric-tons of feed in a year’s time. It doesn’t get more efficient than this. China and OSI Food Solutions has been doing business together for over 20 years. David McDougal, president and chairman of OSI, stated that “the company has an appetite for growth.” Quick-serve restaurants will be benefiting from OSI as well thanks to the company’s new frozen foods processing plant in India.

It seems as if every base is being covered at least twice. In a short five-years time, this company’s stock has tripled. OSI Food Solutions’ net worth is estimated to be into the billions of dollars. Since 2016, OSI has acquired Tyson Foods, has acquired BAHO Food and has acquired Flagship Europe. If that isn’t making a statement to how powerful this company has become, then nothing else will. Make it innovative is one of the company’s many slogans, and OSI Food Solutions definitely lives-up to the hype. It’s rather impossible to be this successful by chance, but there is a long list of satisfied clients that will attest to any and all claims.

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As editor of the Real Wealth Strategist newsletter and investing service for Banyan Hill Publications, Matt Badiali’s job is to recommend hard asset investments to readers. He has spent the last several decades researching companies that drill for oil, dig for gold and mine other important metals. But rarely has he discovered an opportunity so great as that now offered by the “magic metal” zinc. View Matt’s profile on Linkedin.

Most people don’t know much about zinc, except it’s combined with Vitamin C in cold supplements because it helps strengthen weakened immune systems. It’s an essential mineral in human nutrition. It’s not only crucial for optimal immune system functioning, it’s critical for healthy sexual function. Many men take zinc supplements to protect the health of their prostates. It’s also used for weight loss, for depression and to prevent cancers that should be destroyed by the immune system. It’s worth billions of dollars to large pharmaceutical companies such as Johnson & Johnson.

A lot of zinc is used to galvanize iron and steel so those metals don’t rust out. Zinc nails that don’t rust are widely used in the construction industry. It’s used in many machines, from aircraft to automobiles. It’s useful for many applications, and that’s wide Matt Badiali calls zinc the “magic metal.”

Zinc was in a bear market from 2011 to 2016. Since its price has gone up, but Matt Badiali says the bull market in zinc has just begun. Its last bull market lasted four years and raised the price by 533%. So far, it’s not near that yet. However, it could go up higher because the supply of zinc is dwindling. When the price of a commodity remains down for five years, that always creates a problem for producers. Zinc mining companies had to close many mines because when it’s at a low price, they can’t mine the zinc for a profit. Follow Matt on

The worldwide production of zinc went down 1 million tons in 2016 alone just because of closed mines. Some of the large zinc mines closed in the past few years include: Brunswick mine in Canada, Black Star and Century mines located in Australia and Ireland’s Lisheen. Zinc mines can no longer meet the world’s demand, which continues to grow 2.8% a year on average.

That’s why Matt Badiali found a prominent zinc mining company to recommend to the readers of Real Wealth Strategist. He is an expert in investing in real wealth or hard assets.