Fountain House Excels in Humanitarian Actions with the Help of Jeremy Goldstein

The World Health Organization (WHO), has listed mental illness as one of the humanitarian crisis that we currently have in the current world. More than 450 million individuals from all over the world have been affected by the crisis, directly or indirectly. This has cut across families and communities in general.

The mental illness problem has been a challenge to the victims in many ways, ranging from preventing them from completing their education, proper management of their finances, landing on employment, general care for themselves and even the maintenance of their relationships. These challenges, among others, have been the main motivation of Jeremy Goldstein along with the entire fraternity of Fountain House, to intervene and try to provide solace to the patients and their families.

Fountain House has been very instrumental in supporting the patients of mental illness since it was formed in 1948. The founders of the organization were once mental illness patients of Rockland State Hospital where they met.

The hospital is located in New York. When they formed it, it was in the form of a group that they originally named as “We Are Not Alone.” This was a very symbolic name because a lot of people who had fallen victims of the mental illness condition had gone to the extent of feeling as if they were alone in the situation.

Later after forming the group, the members bought a house in New York, which resulted in the permanent home of their clubhouse. The reason why they called their building Fountain House was that it was located on a garden that had a fountain in it. Among the main people who are attributable to the success and achievements of Fountain House in helping people living with mental illness is Jeremy Goldstein. Read more: Jeremy Goldstein | Ideamench and Jeremy Goldstein | Slideshare

Goldstein chairs the Board of Directors at the organization. The main focus of Jeremy and Fountain House in their philanthropic work is to create dependable individuals from the despised characters in the society. They have been doing this by mostly emphasizing the educational issues and also assisting the individuals in the job market.

Besides sitting on the Fountain House’s Board, Jeremy Goldstein is also the owner of Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates LLC, a huge law firm in New York. The law firm deals with issues relative to corporate governance and compensation, where it guides management teams, compensation committees and CEOs of corporations on the same.

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Rodrigo Terpins: The Brazilian Race Legend

When it comes to evaluating rally drivers in Brazil, the name of Rodrigo Terpins appears on the list of the best drives. In fact, Rodrigo Tenpin’s fame did not come as a surprise since Rodrigo Terpins has spent most of his time training and perfecting his skills. He has employed patience, discipline, and experience to climb up the ladder of success. Rodrigo Terpins is a member of the rider of the bull Sertoes Rally Team. He grew up fixing cars, and hence his passion for rally started at a young age.

The fact that Rodrigo Terpins came from the home of competent rally champions influenced his rally career a lot. His brother Michael Terpins is a known race car driver and a mentor to him. He has accumulated several trophies in different rallies in Brazil. He is a replica of a natural talent brought up in Brazil.

Rodrigo Terpins is a senior director of T5 Partipacoes. Rodrigo Terpins has dedicated his effort to the company thus growing it and enabling the company to plan some of the most significant rally competitions in the country. His management skills and corporate governance developed when he attended Saint Hirare University. Check out


Before joining the T5 Company, Rodrigo Terpins served as a president in Lojas Marisa. However, his executive position did not surpass his passion for the race track. He has great love and passion for sports. As a result, he has successfully maneuvered different terrains while in various competitions and winning a lot of awards thanks to the support of his co-driver.

Rodrigo Terpins success has come mainly due to the influence of one of his friend who is a very skilled race car driver. Within the course of his career, Rodrigo Terpins has established a strong fan base. Most of them usually turn up to cheer him during competition. Rodrigo Terpins has been a champion in many races including T1 prototype rally.

Rodrigo Terpins has gained a lot of reputation in Goias and Minas Gerais city where they have nicknamed him a racing guru. Terpins is indeed a Brazilian Rally legend.


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William Saito’s Advice to Entrepreneurs and businesspersons

William H. Saito was among the few individuals to be featured on the list of a 100 most influential Japanese by Nikkei. William started software programming while in elementary school. He started his firm when he was still in high school. In the year 1998, Saito was named by USA Today, NASDAQ, as well as Ernst & Young as entrepreneur of the year and by the same time; he was globally recognized among the leaders in encryption, cybersecurity, and biometric authentication. It is after selling his company to Microsoft in 1995 that he decided to move to Tokyo. There he founded InTecure which is a capital venture company and also doubles as a consultancy that helps in the development of global talents, identification of innovative technologies and also assisting entrepreneurs to gain success. At the beginning of 2012, Saito was appointed to join the National Strategy and Policy Council that directly reported to the Prime Minister of Japan. He has also served as Chief Technology Officer of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission from late 2011. Mr. Saito is also a founding Board Member at the World Economic Forum (WEF) that named him as a Young Global Leader and also a global Council Member.


According to an interview that William Saito had with, a typical day for him involves working with people to help them understand the real meaning of their problems and coming up with solutions that can be used in the real world. Saito believes that the best way to bring new ideas to life is by what he calls “Design thinking” which involves failing early, often, fast and most importantly failing forward. Saito further added that to be a productive entrepreneur, one needs to understand “failure” as a fundamental necessity for innovation and be able to work as a team. To the younger generation, his advice is that they should not rush at things and they should plan to do what they are passionate about and not necessarily what their parents want them to do. As of growing in business, William Saito says that it starts when the business owner provides products and services that make the customers come back to their premises to buy again. Creating something that will not only sell once but twice and above is what matters.

I See You: Sightsavers Charitable Organization

Currently, there are an estimated 39 million people who suffer from blindness globally. The majority of these cases could have been eradicated with simple affordable solutions, but they were neglected because the people affected are underprivileged.

Enter Sightsavers

Started by Sir John Wilson Sightsavers began its mission in 1950. Since then they have delivered valuable and necessary aid to over 295 million people across the world. Although they are based in the United Kingdom they have branches in India, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, the United States and elsewhere. Presently they are in over 30 countries and growing.

What Does Sightsavers Do?

They are a multinational organization who are committed to helping those with eye problems. They have performed more than 7 million sight-saving operations. They train and equip hundreds of thousands of specialized personnel from caring volunteers to surgeons. They focus on eradicating preventable cases of sight loss. In the case of those who aren’t able to regain their vision, they strive to make their life as functional as possible for a happy life so they may be self-reliant.

What Does Sightsavers Focus On?

They educate community health workers to be able to properly detect and address eye issues for patients. They make home visits and examine those who suffer from a range of eye health problems including:

*Reduced Vision – When your eyesight begins to get blurry or fail in one or both of your eyes and you can not see at the level of 20/20. Reduced vision may be temporary, but in some cases, it turns out to be permanent.

*Cataract – When your eye’s lens begins to cloud as if you’re looking through a fogged or iced window. Cataracts will hinder your ability to recognize writing, people, and even drive your vehicle.

*Trachoma – Currently the number one cause of blindness. It is an infection that is caused by bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. It produces dry harshness around the eyelids.

*River Blindness – Also known as Onchocerciasis River blindness is an infection caused by a parasite that results in extreme itching, rashes, discolored flesh, and sight loss.

Joint Secretary of SURE Lata Kacchawa said,”Sightsavers is supporting people who are very remote, who are really deprived and who need the services most.” With the current state of eye health care in the world, Sightsavers is a very needed organization.

OSI Food Solution Acquires Former Tyson Foods Plant

OSI Food Solutions is the largest food processing company in the world. The company has its headquarters in the United States, but its operations are all over the world. In recent years, the company has been focusing on domestic and international expansion. In fact, the last five years have been some of the most successful in the expansion plan of the company. OSI Food Solutions under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, who is the CEO, has been focusing on expansion for the past four decades when he joined the company. He is the longest-serving executive in the firm. He started the global expansion plan, and until today, he is still doing it. When Sheldon was brought into the management of the company, his role was to assist in capitalization and management of the company as it ventured into the international market. Here, we shall look at some of the expansion programs that have been carried out in the last few years.

In the domestic market, OSI Food Solutions bought a food processing plant in Chicago. The plant was formerly owned by Tyson Foods which closed down the business. This is the largest plant that the company has in the United States. The plant measures 200,000 square feet which is ample space to accommodate the growing production needs of the company in North America. Demand for products have been going up in recent years, and there has been a cause of alarm to the company. It has been forced to take measures that will ensure that they are operating effectively and that they can meet the demands of the Northern America market.

The Tyson Foods plant was originally designed to support the production of poultry products, but this will change with the takeover of OSI food Solutions. They deal with more than just this one product. Among the products that they produce are made from beef and pork.

With the recent development of the company, we are likely to see the company gain more ground in the domestic market. Although it is the biggest company in the world, it is still making its presence felt in more places.


Peter Briger: Managing the Fortress Investment Group as a Co-Principal

Peter Briger is one of the current principals of the Fortress Investment Group, which was recently acquired by the Japanese conglomerate called the Softbank Group. He has been actively monitoring the company’s progress towards the innovation of their products and services to prove more assistance to the public. Based in the city of San Francisco, he joined the Fortress Investment Group to show the founders that he can also contribute something to the growth of the company. Taking up a degree in economics from some of the most renowned schools around the country, he confidently faced the founders of the Fortress Investment Group and told them that they would need his expertise for the company to grow. The three got impressed with the way Peter Briger answered, and he was hired to join the Fortress Investment Group.

Peter Briger has been working closely with other executives who are managing the company. They have been discussing things left and right, and they are also consulting each other’s knowledge to determine what they can do to keep the company as one of the best private equity group in the country. Peter Briger considers that his decision to join the Fortress Investment Group is a good idea because he was exposed to a massive number of financial information that would make him a better businessman. Peter Briger is also one of those who voted to the company be put on sale to the public as an IPO.

In February 2007, the Fortress Investment Group was finally introduced to the public, and the audience was allowed to buy stocks from the company. The Fortress Investment Group sees this opportunity as a stepping stone on how they could become one of the greatest investment companies in the country. The Fortress Investment Group faced another crisis a year after they debuted at the New York Stock Exchange, because of the global recession that affected a lot of countries. Despite the mounting problems, Briger and his colleagues managed to provide solutions to the challenges that have been left out other leaders who have no concern for their surroundings.

A Closer Look at GreenSky Credit and Founder David Zalik

David Zalik is a college dropout, and a billionaire. The CEO of GreenSky Credit found a niche lending market that offers loans to people for home improvement projects. Zalik offers cheap financing with a very simple application process. In a manner of seconds, customers can find out if they are not just preapproved for financing, but receive a full approval. Zalik does not charge any interest or require any payments for the first 12 months of the loan.

GreenSky Credit is a $3.6 billion company. The business model is simple, match consumers with banks offering home improvement loans. In 2016, the Atlanta-based company ranked third in overall value when compared to other finance-related tech companies who receive venture capital and remain private. The only two fintech companies that came in ahead of Zalik and his company at the time were SoFi and Stripe.

Zalik moved from Israel to the U.S. with his family when he was just four. Zalik did not attend high school and was once enrolled at Auburn University. Zalik left Auburn to put his attention to a computer-related company he created. Zalik is on the radar of many media outlets, but he eludes almost any attention that comes his way. He rarely answers any emails, phone calls or any other communication from any media-related agency. When Bloomberg interviewed him on Aug. 31, 2016, it was his first interview.

Although the attention is tough to avoid, Zalik formed partnerships with well-known banks such as Fifth Third Bancorp and SunTrust. In 2016, Fifth Third bought a $50 million stake in GreenSky Credit. Unlike chief rivals such as Lending Club, whose stock has plummeted nearly 80 percent since its high in 2014, Zalik and GreenSky Credit seem to have found a niche market, and the company is receiving high praise form fintech insiders.