Betsy Devos: the new US Education Secretary

Betsy Devos is the 11th US Secretary of Education. She has a number of critics on the left, mainly because of her views on for-profit education and educational choice. There has never been a more polarizing figure in education politics, but for the most part, Devos has done a lot to give power back to the states for education.


Devos started down this road in the 1970s when she was involved in politics at Calvin College, where she earned her degree. Since then, she has gone on to be a successful businesswoman, helping her husband through his gubernatorial run and also championing education reform in Michigan.


Since taking office in 2016, Betsy Devos has accomplished a lot. She has been working with states to provide more options to students, especially those who are affected by failing school zones. Educational choice promises to give power back to students and parents, allowing them to choose where they can go to school. They can now choose to go to magnet programs, charter schools, private schools, virtual schools, and homeschooling programs.


Devos has been at the forefront of education reform for many years. She has been working in Michigan since the 1990s along with her husband Dick Devos. Together, they brought legislation like “Kids First! Coalition.” Dick Devos also ran for governor in 2006. However, now is the first time where Betsy has actually been able to achieve widespread change, and she has been conducting numerous interviews in the process.


In a recent interview with Lesley Stahl on “60 Minutes,” she discussed the progress and success of her education choice campaign. She believes that Florida has had the most success as it has the most educational choice options, including a tuition-based scholarship program that students can get if they apply and get accepted to the school of their choice.


In addition to her educational choice fight at the state-level, she has been appointed to help with wide sweeping changes to school safety. Amidst gun violence, President Trump appointed Betsy Devos to reform school safety ahead of the 2018-2019 school year. Over the summer, many schools were updated for new security measures and began preparations to add metal detectors as well as evacuation routes.


It has been a long road for Betsy Devos but she continues to answer hard-hitting questions with great answers. She believes that educational choice is the way that students can get a better education despite standardized tests and common core math problems. She also believes that she will be able to bring more states on board by the end of her term in 2020.


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October 30, 2018

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Recruiting-Not an easy job, that is unless you have a company like GoBuyside to help you out.

GoBuyside is a global recruitment platform leader that has been in the business for over seven years, so it’s a veteran as for as dealing with searching for recruitment professionals are concerned. Read this article at GoBuyside News.

It’s no small wonder why so many investment firms are streaming to GoBuyside in ever-growing numbers; they’ve heard about its international reputation as the top recruitment platform firm that is making a big difference with a lot of firms, such firms are eternally grateful for what GoBuyside have done for their firms.

And once your company have joined such a firm, they and you will be nothing short of grateful.

To join, just sign up and become a registered member, and your company will be introduced to many recruitment consultants that will be hand to make sure they understand the basics of corporate recruitment.

Any questions? Don’t hesitate to ask GoBuyside’s trusted staff, that’s what they’re here for, to help walk you through the process, the process of corporate recruitment.


To more personal with GoBuyside, connect with its social webpages at GoBuyside Instagram or GoBuyside Inc., among other social media webpages as well.

This is the place to come to when your company is looking for qualified corporate professionals to assist them in to do finding and keeping the above type of business professionals that will give your company the financial shot-in-the-arm they need. You really do have choice, you can choose GoBuyside and watch your firm take off like a rocket, or you can choose to fail.

It’s often been said that if you fail to plan, then plan to fail, and if you want your firm to succeed, which of course you do, then make your plans with GoBuyside, so you can be on the road to financial success and recovery. Read more about GoBuyside at

October 28, 2018

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Wes Edens—The All-Rounder In The Business World!

It might not be a surprise to talk about Wes Edens, who is the co-founder and the co-CEO of Fortress Investment Group LLC, that was founded in 1998. He is currently a global investment manager, with approx. $40.9 billion of assets under his administration. The kind of all-rounder he is, Wes’s facts and figures might never be summed up enough. But let’s get to know this interesting personality.

Wes Edens graduated in BS finance from Oregan State University in 1984. Initially, his career started in 1987 at Lehman Brothers, where he was managing and marketing director there till 1993. After that, he went to BlackRock’s private equity division where he worked as a partner and Managing Director till 1997.

Talking about Fortress Investment Group LLC, under Wes’s headship, the company has expanded vastly as well as successfully, it has established transportation and infrastructure projects across the globe and put up industry leading businesses in real estate business, finance service, media, entertainment, and health care. In 2014 Wes Edens also became co-owner of Milwaukee which served as the innovative stadium to the city. Edens has also been the catalyst for the establishment of Brightline, which is the very first privately owned, upheld and functional railway system in the United States. It will further connect many cities within the US. This project is still being worked over for further expansion as well. Talking about sports, he is the co-owns Milwaukee Bucks, which is a NBA franchise and is located in Wisconsin.

Wes Edens also has a philanthropic side to him and is an active humanitarian, long term supporter as well as a trustee of the U.S Ski and Snowboard Foundation. It’s not just him, even his family along with him established “The Edens Family Fund for Climate Change Research” at Princeton University. Edens also served as inaugural co-chair of the Brown School Republic Health Advisory Council and was gifted a chairmanship at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

From business, healthcare, education, entertainment, sports to travel and transport, Wes Edens has spread his wisdom to a wide range of industries.

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October 21, 2018

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Finding Success As An Architect Through Robert Ivy’s AIA

Succeeding in the world of architecture is notoriously difficult. The industry is incredibly important throughout the world but the number of professionals working full-time and in a successful capacity are just not there. Therefore, future architects should know that they have to take advantage of every opportunity that comes their way. Robert Ivy is the CEO at the American Institute of Architects and he is one of the loudest voices in terms of touting the benefits of joining a professional association. Not to be confused with trade organizations or internships, professional associations like the AIA offer architects numerous chances to get to where they want to go in their career. Read more about Robert Ivy at Tulane School of Architecture website.

We wouldn’t blame you if you hadn’t heard of professional associations before because most people haven’t. Robert Ivy understands that the lack of knowledge about associations like the American Institute of Architects is one of the primary reasons as to why so many new architects end up struggling once they get out of school and out of their most recent internship. With work hard to get and the industry too small to have an effective lobbying group, architects are largely left to fend for themselves. This, Robert Ivy believes, is what makes the AIA so important.


Members of the American Institute of Architects will be granted a whole slew of benefits that their non-AIA peers simply will not have access to. Robert Ivy understands that knowledge is power, but he also understands that it is important to simply know people in the industry as well. That is why the AIA is important if only as a networking group. Fortunately, the AIA is much more than a networking group. The AIA also fights to unify voices within the world of architecture so that they may impress upon legislators their very specific needs. While not a lobbying group, the AIA does do a lot of work in order to make architects cohesive in the message that they are sending to the government.

Robert Ivy is a decorated editor with decades of experience across a slew of different jobs. He is the winner of the Crain Award and has also been given the honorific of ‘Master Architect’ from Alpha Rho Chi, the largest architecture fraternity in the country. Visit Archinect to know more about Robert Ivy.

October 19, 2018

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Waiakea Water Is Clean, Wholesome And From A Volcano

There are a lot of toxic water sources. It is without a doubt that if you drink from some water sources, you are going to get sick either in the short term, the long term or both. Bad water sources will make you an unhappy camper. Also, a lot of water sources taste bad. Many taste good, but that still doesn’t mean that they are of high quality. There are plenty of shameful water sources that are polluted with all kinds of things. Whether or not your local water wells are good is really a roll of the dice, because sometimes it is difficult or impossible to figure out whether the water in a given area has been tainted. The problem is very complex, because it is a question of how polluted an area is, why it is polluted, what the pollutants are and how far the pollution has traveled. Sometimes, it is impossible because such pieces of information may not have been documented, or may exist in some hard-to-get-to file somewhere. You may not even know where to look. People who know where to look may not tell you where to look.

Waiakea Water is here to act as a substitute for people’s local water wells by providing fresh, volcanic water in bottles. The water was found on a man’s property in Hawaii. The man who owned the property was the uncle of the founder, Ryan Emmons. The water doesn’t just taste good—it will not make you sick in the short or long terms. So, there is nothing being covered up by aesthetic; true quality is there.

Waiakea water is the definition of pure. The land that it is on has not been used and abused. That is why the water is truly healthy and tasty. Humans have not had the opportunity to dump and poison it, so it is still very pristine. Anybody who has the chance to live there is lucky, because the place is very beautiful. Waiakea Water is also alkaline, making it mesh well with the human body’s chemistry.

October 15, 2018

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SoftBank-acquired Fortress Investment Group will remain a leader in funds and fixed income


It was the first alternative investment manager to go public back in 2007; its asset base has more than doubled from its pre-IPO stages; it invests its private equity pool in distressed real estate debt, senior living facilities, and railroad companies; and it was recently acquired by SoftBank for $3.3 billion.

The firm is Fortress Investment Group, and for the past two decades, the firm as acted as a conduit of finance, allocating capital through buy, and sell-side acquisitions. The multi-billion dollar purchase was initiated by Masayoshi Son- principal of the SoftBank Group Corporation, and Rajeev Misra- derivatives expert, and investment strategist for SoftBank.

Son, and SoftBank set their sights on Fortress Investment Group after deciding to pool its massive cash reserves into an investment fund for its telecommunication based projects. After briefly working with key decision makers at Fortress, namely Peter Geiger, and Wesley Edens, Rajeev Misra continued his relationship with the team as they sought a buyout.


The deal was a match made in heaven, as both parties heralded the other positively. Peter Briger Jr., and Wesley Edens for my believe in SoftBank’s trajectory and intent with Fortress Investment Group. Both are optimistic in regards to Son’s leadership of SoftBank, and have faith in who they call a “visionary leader”.

Son echoed this sentiment. He applauded the firm’s broad industry expertise, track record, and level of leadership conducted on behalf of investors.

By its 2007 initial public offering, Fortress Investment Group had approx. $29 billion in capital assets through institutional investments such as pension funds. The firm controlled $17 billion in private equity, $9 billion in hedge funds, and in real estate- $3 billion. Initial stocks made a remarkable debut of $35 a share.

From the time when Fortress burst into public markets, the firm has been impactful in alternative investment management.

October 7, 2018

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