Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi: A Perfect Example Of A Leader Who Has Utilized His Skills To Transform The Performance Of Bradesco Bank

A leader refers to an individual who helps other people to do the right things. They show the direction, set goals and also build a motivating vision for other people. However, while the leaders set goals and directions for the rest of the people, they must possess the appropriate management skills to ensure a smooth ride along the success route. No one can dispute the impact that a great leader can have on an organization. A good example of an individual who has utilized his skills to lead a multinational company to success is Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi who was recently tapped to serve in Bradesco bank as the chairman.

There is no doubt that Bradesco bank is one of the largest financial institutions in Latin America. It was founded in 1943 by Amador Aguiar. Currently, the lender serves more than 27 million customers who are spread across the country. Additionally, the bank has numerous branches and it is also one of the biggest employers in Brazil.

Ever since it was established, Bradesco bank earned a reputation as one of the few Brazilian banks with outstanding customer service. However, you cannot talk about the success of Bradesco bank without mentioning the contributions of Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi.

He joined the lender at the age of seventeen years where he served at the lowest rank in the bank as clerk. Unlike most of the other bank executives, he did not receive any background training in accounting and finance. He has thrived in the tough banking sector because of his great abilities to organize and lead a group of people to achieve set goals.

In his first assignment, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was tasked being the head of marketing department of the bank. During that time, Bradesco bank was struggling to increase the number of customers. But with Luiz as the new of the marketing department, he introduced numerous changes that impacted positively to the bank. He improved customer care and also opened the bank to the media. As a result, Bradesco bank got a lot of publicity, which helped to drive numbers their way.

After succeeding in his first role as a leader, the board of directors at the bank entrusted him with bigger responsibilities in the bank. In fact, Luiz was called to turnaround the performance of the ailing departments in the bank. He ended up working in almost every department in Bradesco bank. One of his biggest successes came when he was appointed to become the CEO of Bradesco Seguros. Within no time, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi turned around the performance of the pensions and insurance division to become the best in Latin America.

When he was tapped to become the president of the bank in 2009, Luiz focused on bettering the services offered by the bank. He laid his eyes on the Bradesco Seguros which showed a lot of potentials. In 2015, he led his employer to one of the biggest deals in the Brazilian banking industry. The bank acquired the HSBC Brazilian branch for $5.2 billion. Even as he leaves the post of the president to become the chairman of the bank, no one will forget what Luiz has done for the bank. The ball is now on Octavio de Lazari who is expected to keep up with the pace and even improve the performance of the bank.

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Alex Pall Explains The Chainsmokers Rise to Fame

The Chainsmokers have exploded onto the EDM scene with their hit song Closer hitting number one on the billboards and holding its spot for 11 weeks. Finally the Chainsmokers sat down for an interview explaining how they attracted such a loyal international fan-base so quickly.

Alex Pall originally was a DJ as a hobby while working at an art gallery. He realized that music was the main focus in his life and decided to quit his job after his manager introduced him to Andrew “Drew” Taggart. Drew was in college at the time interning at Interscope Records; a long time electronic music fan. When they met, Pall invited Drew to join the Chainsmokers.

They would work all day on music: talking about what was working for other successful producers, what music they listened to, and what their identity as an artist should be. They didn’t want to become cookie cutter DJ’s that made the same music as everyone else, and began to explore for a sound that fit them. They chose to reveal themselves to their audience by stepping out from behind the DJ booth to sing their own songs.

When asked why they decided to sing the lyrics themselves, Drew responded by saying “’Well, why not?’ And the real answer for you is because none of these people write the lyrics to their songs.” By being involved in the songwriting, they made the songs their own.

Another decision they made was that they wanted to write vivid thought-provoking lyrics that the audience can relate to. To do this, they started telling the story of their own life. Closer was written about a run-in with an ex-girlfriend while inebriated at a bar, and hooking up despite him knowing everything about her.

The interview wrapped up by asking who The Chainsmokers audience was, and they replied that their core base had spread internationally and was between 16 and 25. They also mentioned that they are reaching a more diverse audience now, with many fans over 30 and under 16, proving that their music can appeal to any age group.

Jose Auriemo Neto: Leading the JHSF Participacoes

JHSF Participacoes is one of the largest real estate and property developers in Brazil today. The company’s current chief executive officer is Jose Auriemo Neto, who is also a successful businessman who managed to transform their family business into one of the most competitive companies in Brazil today. His leadership marked the golden era of the JHSF Participacoes, and in just a short period, he managed to build a variety of projects all throughout the country. JHSF Participacoes was established in the year 1972 by the grandfather of Jose Auriemo Neto, and after his grandfather stepped down from the position, the leadership was given to Neto. His family well-trusted him, and they have confidence that he will be able to change the company for the better.

Today, JHSF Participacoes is responsible for changing the skyline of Brazil. Many condominiums and other skyscrapers are appearing all throughout the major cities of Brazil, thanks to the projects that are being initiated by the company. JHSF Participacoes once specialized in building luxury properties, but they decided to shift to other construction works to reach more clients. Jose Auriemo Neto is also responsible for the company’s venture into the retail industry. The company is valued today at $1.2 billion, and because of his effective leadership skills, the stock market price of JHSF Participacoes keeps on increasing.

Aside from investing in the retail and hotel industry, Jose Auriemo Neto has also invested in the creation of airports, and he partnered with the government to take part in its private-public partnership projects.

Since becoming the chief executive officer of the company in 2003, Jose Auriemo Neto has brought growth and reforms in the company. He is positive that in the future, JHSF Participacoes would grow further. Today, they are now focusing on overseas expansion and building projects abroad.

Rocketship Education- Closing the Education Gap

In Tennessee, the academic results are out, and most schools know how their students performed apart Davidson County where the elementary school needs to wait another one long year to know the performances of their students. It means the elementary school will grade their students according to their proficiency, unlike others based on academic achievement.

The Nashville public schools have introduced another assessment ways of tracking students’ progress known as NWEA-Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). It shows individual growth during the academic year. Proficiency scores also tell of the student grade level but only on specific time of academic year. Growth scores also known as value-added scores shows the student the acquired knowledge within a period regardless of their starting point. More than 7400 public schools participate in MAP assessment throughout the world.

Rocketship Public Schools have adopted the MAP assessment since they started their first school since they believe growth is essential to all students and especially to those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The school has tried to close the gap and give a fair playing field regardless of the economic environment.

The student on the national standardized test and achieve 10th percentile needs the addition of 1.3 percent growth each other year from elementary school to high school to reach college. Achievement of gap-closing growth needs a commitment from teachers and students which require frequent monitoring of student using benchmark assessment tool like a MAP. The parents need to pay attention to their children MAP growth scores. It helps them to learn their weaknesses and their most potent points and become their advocate

Rocketship serves low-income communities, and it’s a public elementary charter of national non-profit network schools. The schools were founded in 2006 with a mission to eliminate education achievement gap. It uses the scalable building and sustainable school models to propel their students achieve the higher growth with the core of teacher-led and technology instructional model supported by personalized learning approach. The approach matches the student with the right learning content according to their education level hence bringing out the student ability to succeed.

Shervin Pishevar Takes on Silicon Valley and More with His Tweet Storm

Tweet storms can’t exactly be described as rare occurrences. People, especially those with large online followings, do like to share their opinions on various topics. Venture capital and business expert Shervin Pishevar took to Twitter in early February to discuss several topics in a lengthy tweet storm. His warnings about the Dow potentially suffering from a massive nosedive shouldn’t be ignored. Pishevar co-founded and managed companies worth millions of dollars. He knows more than a little bit about the market. The tweets addressing a potential Dow dive are best taken seriously.

A potential declining Dow Industrial Average was only one subject Shervin Pishevar discussed in his epic tweet storm. Other topics were tweeted about with equal levels of passion.

Among the most provocative statements Shervin Pishevar made were directed towards Silicon Valley. The statements seem to strip away a great deal of the romanticism that the tech industry enjoys. Then again, recent scandals about data breaches have cast a dark cloud over the industry. Pishevar’s early February tweets were ahead of the proverbial game in terms of addressing issues overlooked with Silicon Valley.

Specifically, Pishevar warned about the monopolies that a limited number of tech companies seem to be forming. Pishevar singled out five major companies as being “empowered monopolies.” Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, and Alphabet reflect the five tech giants. Pishevar warns that companies built on “monopoly frameworks” run a risk of failure. Pishevar points to the historical example of “Ma Bell” suggesting breaking up monopolies might be good for the industry in the long run. Others do share similar concerns about tech giants consolidating too much power.

The Silicon Valley tweets could very well gain a lot of attention among younger persons. Silicon Valley represents a fantastic world where creativity, science-fact, pop culture, and entrepreneurship all merge. Not everyone looks at the potential negatives associated with the vaunted region’s business models. Maybe Shervin Pishevar helped reverse some overly-optimistic opinions.

Pishevar definitely raised eyebrows with his tweet storm. Warning about the Dow, Silicon Valley, and Bitcoin probably caught some followers off-guard. That’s fine as long as the tweets gave them serious things to ponder.

Ryan Seacrest: The Busiest Man in Hollywood

When it comes to the people of Hollywood, it’s almost impossible to not reference Ryan Seacrest. Whether it’s radio, movies, tv shows or even ringing in the new year, the man is often found on the scene. In fact, he is reportedly the busiest man in Hollywood.


Ryan Seacrest has held many roles over the years. From his radio talk show, On Air with Ryan Seacrst, to American Idol host, positions both on and off screen and even a career in fashion has kept him busy. Along with his own fashion line he has ventured in the nonprofit front as well with his own charity foundation.


Not many can star in roles where the character they are taking on are in fact, themselves. However, Seacrest is an exception. His characters might be fictional at times, they can show some reality, much like the iconic scene from the movie Knocked UP where his character goes off on a spiel about how busy his life is compared to other celebrities around them. While a bit of a spoof, there is some truth found within the scene. He does in fact have many different jobs that take up his daily life.


More than a host, Seacrest has a long list of roles including playing himself in shows like Robot Chicken to shows as a host, such as Fear Factor and award shows.


How does such a busy man survive in Hollywood? In an interview, Seacrest explained some of his methods for keeping up with his busy life. Consolidation is one element of his daily schedule, with having different jobs within close range in order to cut down on time between jobs. He also has priorities, whether it’s what project gets focus or even whether he makes it to the gym. That, along with a level of impatience to help keep things moving along, there is rarely a dull moment for the TV/radio host. From sun up to sun down, with up to 10 jobs going at a given time, Ryan Seacrest is without a doubt one of the busiest figures in Hollywood.

Irish Activist Jim Larkin

James Larkin was known in History as a well known Folk Hero and social Activist. He was alive during the years of 1874 to 1947. Through out James life, he succeeded in every path he took. James Larkin was known for being an Activist for a Workers Union group. Another one of his passions was being the creator of an Irish Transport. Last, but not least, he was a Labor Organizer for his home Country. Ireland put Larkins name in the History books because of his passion as a successful Activist in his past life. After James passed on in life, he had Biographies published on different Historian Websites. His Legacy in the History books has been talked about on several TV Networks.


James Larkin was raised in the town of Liverpool, England. He was born in the year 1876 on January 21st. His work as a passionate Activist was known through out the Country of England. His successful Transport Business became the biggest in the Region of Liverpool. In the year 1914, James moved to the United States of America. He wanted to see a new world and experience different travels. After Larkin’s was deported back to Ireland, he continued his passion in organizing Labor Unions. In the last years of his life, he continued to pursue his love for helping others. James left this world on January 30th, 1947. His final resting place was in Dublin, Ireland. Larkin’s left a legacy behind with all his Activist work, passion towards others, and love for his home Country.

Larkin and Lacey Set Up Frontera Fund

In October of 2007 one of the most appalling arrests and violations of civil rights took place in Arizona when the Maricopa County Sherriff, Joe Arpaio and his special enforcement unit arrested Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin. Larkin and Lacey previously worked for Village Voice Media and did a variety of stories on the recent activities of the sheriff, which drew a lot of criticism from the public.


Larkin and Lacey were arrested and thrown into separate vans and taken to different jails. While they were there they were constantly threatened about a recent article that they had written in the local newspaper. When they were arrested, Larkin and Lacey both stated that their rights were being violated and that they were only being arrested because of the story that they had written.


Ultimately, the story of Larkin and Lacey become national and the two were released in less than 24 hours and all charges were dropped. During the process, it was also determined that the sheriff and his team had tried to gain far more information about Larkin and Lacey than was allowed under law. The sheriff and his team were then highly criticized in the area and rest of the country.


Due to the appalling nature of the arrest, Larkin and Lacey pursued civil litigation against the sheriff and Maricopa County. To ensure that it did not continue to grow in national attention and to put the situations behind them, the county ended up settling with Larkin and Lacey for around $3.7 million, a sum that would allow the two to complete a variety of goals.


Once Larkin and Lacey received the funds from the settlement the two ended up deciding to start up a new fund, which is called the Frontera Fund. The fund was going to have a unique approach to investing and would also look for ways to benefit the Hispanic community.


Larkin and Lacey and their fund have donated a lot of money to different charities and causes that are looking to give a leg up to Hispanic people in Arizona. They have been particularly involved in recent political campaigns that have seen some candidates use ISIS fear mongering to drive further separation between races in Arizona. Larkin and Lacey have also donated directly to a variety of charities that help to encourage and improve education and quality of life in the Hispanic community.

Securus Technologies Drone Detection Pilot Declared a Success

Pilotless drones are seemingly everywhere these days. Will drones can be very useful for business and recreational purposes, criminals are finding ways to use them for unlawful reasons. Prison and jail officials across the country have reported in recent months that drones are being used to introduce contraband into their facilities. Criminals are now using drone technology to bring illegal drugs, tobacco, alcohol, weapons, cell phones, and money into prisons. Contraband is the biggest safety issue that corrections facilities face and ridding an facility of contraband remains the number one priority for officials.


Prison technology company Securus Technologies has been working on a solution to this problem for the past 18 months. They recently announced that they have completed an 18 month pilot program that tested a drone detection technology. The pilot program was a huge success and the company anticipates a bigger launch in the coming months. The technology uses Digital Antennae Structure, or DAS, to triangulate drone activity. While all the kinks are still being worked out, the company anticipates fast improvements to the technology.


Securus Technologies is based in the Dallas Carrolton, Texas and has 4 other locations in Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1986 by a former sheriff, Securus wholly owns over 20 subsidiaries that provide technology-based solutions for government over 3,500 government agencies in North America. The company provides phone, email, and education self-service to over 1.2 million inmates. They also provide electronic payment processing, parolee and inmate tracking, incident management, and a host of other services. They operate a 300-employee customer service center in Atlanta. Securus remains dedicated to making the world a safer and better place to live through technological solutions. The company was recently awarded three Stevie awards for its excellent customer service at the 2017 Stevie Awards held in Las Vegas in February of 2018.


A Brief Biography of Businessman Jacob Gottlieb

This will give information about a businessman named Jacob Gottlieb. Gottlieb previously worked at a company called Visium Asset Management located in New York. Gottlieb for his college years went to Brown University with a BA in Economics. He also attended the New York University Medical School and got a M.D. In work life, he was the chief investment officer as well as managing partner there. He showed a dedication for spawning non-correlated returns in a collection of market environments.


Four years before Gottlieb worked at Visium he took a job at “Merlin”. This is where he took the role of a portfolio manager. Also, even before he took that job he worked at Sanford C. Bernstein and served as a buy-side analyst for a total of two years from 1998-2000. Visium was established by Gottlieb almost thirteen years ago in November 2005. However, he was not alone in the process. He was joined with his team of twenty professionals in the field of investment from a place called Balyasny Asset Management. That organization would eventually become Visium Asset Management.


Gottlieb has also served at different charities. One in particular is called mathforamerica that was established in 2004. It was originally based as an organization that shows commitment to teachers. It is also important to note that this program is a type of four-year fellowship.

A task of this organization is to enhance retention of teachers around the nation. This is done by assisting and creating communities of STEM teachers that stand out. They also have a simple type of vision. They see an America which respects, values, and trusts teachers who teach the subjects of science and mathematics.


MfA was established by Jim Simons from Renaissance Technologies. There he served as the Chairman and Founder. He’s also known for establishing the Simons’ Foundation with his wife Marilyn Simons. In this fellowship of MfA there are teachers amounting to 1,000. Also in the previous five years MfA has invested in about $110 million. This money is used to support for related programs over the country and its fellowship in NYC.