Co-founder of Stellar, Jed McCeleb has founded a number of businesses that are here to help make life for people more efficient and enjoyable. He also founded Ripple, Mt. Gox, and eDonkey. Stellar.org is dedicated to helping bring individuals to increase economic activeness through a financial network that is universal. This software non-profit company brings joins financial literacy and technology into one awesome program. Jed main focus is on the technical side. He also works on making artificial intelligence a positive thing that can make real impact in the world.
Jed McCeleb takes an active role in Bitcoin and it shows. He uses Stellar.org to uses Bitcoin as inspiration to find new kinds of currencies, brainstorm new ideas, and find solutions. Typical days for the entrepreneur is mostly on the technology side of life. He is building code, building technology programs, and responding to business matters like emails and talking to people. Jed is really excited about artificial intelligence for all its potential. It will revolutionize people’s lives all over the world. He even donates to MIRI, which stands for Machine Intelligence Research Institute, a non-profits organization. With all that being said Mr. McCeleb prioritizes his time and thinks things through before doing them. It’s important to do that because you need a direction and plan before you jump into the deep end. An interesting piece of advice from Jed McCaleb has for readers is not to focus on niche things and businesses. He says you will have less of any impact and can only reach a smaller audience. Keep it open and the reward will be bigger. Being a techie himself Jed utilizes certain types of technology and software. In particular he likes StackOverFlow which helps people find answers about programming. He also used Google Docs to collaborate and is pretty accessible. When it comes to people and resources that has influenced him are Daniel Kahneman the author of “Thinking Fast and Slow” and who is also a Psychologist and CFAR. It is the Center for Applied Applied Rationality. They also have a website. These two resources have helped Jed live a better and smarter life.
Finding success in the corporate world in today’s competitive age is difficult, but it is not so much for the right candidate. Susan McGalla is amongst the most sought-after female entrepreneurs and business executives in the U.S. today and has helped many companies to enhance their revenue and market reputation through her unique business insight and strategies. Susan McGalla is the Vice President at Pittsburgh Steelers Inc for Creative Development and Business Strategy and has helped the firm achieve its business goals even in the fierce competition with ease. Susan McGalla completed her BA from Mount Union College and started her first job right after her graduation.
In an interview, Susan McGalla opened up about how she developed the tough and competitive mindset she has today. She said that her father never differentiated between her and her brothers because of gender and it is what carved her competitive mindset at work as well. Susan McGalla also worked at prestigious apparel firms like Wet Seals Inc and American Eagle Outfitters Inc in the past and helped the companies grow and expand consistently under her watch. Susan McGalla says that it is crucial for the women to follow their dreams and be ambitious and not feel any lesser about themselves due to their gender.
She says that there many women based initiatives and support groups out there that can help women in their endeavor to achieve success at workplace. However, she believes that companies should design sponsorship opportunities for women today to ensure that they are getting the guidance they need to move ahead at a rapid pace. There are many deserving young women professionals out there who are looking to move up the ranks in the corporate arena, but due to lack of guidance and proper mentoring are not able to move ahead. Susan McGalla says that with in-house mentoring programs, deserving women candidates would be able to progress in their career without any hindrances.
Nationwide Financial’s David Giertz recently spoke with the Wall Street Journal about the importance of financial advisors discussing Social Security with their clients. Nationwide has found out that not enough advisors are talking to their customers about how their Social Security benefits can affect their retirement income. He thinks that the complexity of Social Security rules can make advisors sheepish about discussing it with their clients. However, the importance of when a retiree chooses to draw Social Security can have a huge impact on their retirement income, sometimes as much as a 40% difference. David stressed how important this is to maintaining a trustworthy relationship with clients and how ;the integrity of the advisor can depend on it.
David Giertz has spent his entire adult life giving thousands of clients that exact same advice, as a certified financial advisor licensed in 18 different states. After spending over a decade and a half as an advisor, Dave moved into management at Nationwide, becoming the Vice President of NF Sales in 2004. He went on to hold numerous other positions in the next 14 years and is currently the Nationwide Financial Distributors. Mr. Giertz also serves in many other positions throughout Nationwide.
Giertz holds an undergraduate degree from Millikin University in Illinois, as well as a MBA from the University of Miami. He has served on the Board of Directors at Millikin and served on the Bank and Finance Committee as well. Prior to his tenure at Nationwide, he spent over 10 years at financial giant, Citigroup. He enjoys being active in his community of South Florida, serving on many boards including the local Girl Scouts and Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. His experience in the financial marketplace has made him an expert that is called upon by his peers for instruction and guidance.