The CEO of a successful financial company who gets the company going by taking a “boostrapping” approach is someone who is sure to get the attention of market watchers. This is especially true when the company, in this case Greensky Credit, enjoys unprecedented success before the CEO finally decides to file for an IPO. In this case, the CEO is Atlanta-based real estate billionaire David Zalik, and right now Zalik is considering putting forth an IPO at a company valuation of $5 billion, to raise $1 billion. That’s a lot of money for a home improvement loan startup that launched back in 2007. According to a recent article in Forbes Magazine, however, these are indeed the moves Zalik is making, and if all goes well, Greensky Credit will be looking very good to investors in the near future.
Making Its Own Rules
Greensky Credit is getting a lot of attention these days for the unusual way that Zalik has built this highly successful financial technology company. Unlike other companies of this type, Zalik has always worked closely with banks, and right now the company gets a 1 percent share of the company’s yearly loan value back from the banks in exchange for its work in arranging and servicing loans. Right now, the client roster for this successful startup includes a long list of affluent borrowers, and the company is looking very stable.
Zalik ran the Greensky Credit for many years using his own “bootstrapped” funds, and he didn’t take any outside cash until 2014. By keeping things going this way, he avoided the danger that hit many startups of blowing through their $30 million funding by spending it on frivolous non-essentials. For Zalik, keeping a company lean and mean is the key to long-term success, which is why today many market watchers are very bullish on this attention getting financial success story.
Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital, is an advocate of healthy nutrition, which can reduce the risk of prostate cancer. A group of researchers say that unbalanced diets could be one of the risk factors in the increase in tumor aggressiveness.
Experts agree that the Mediterranean diet, thanks to the combination of the beneficial properties of different foods, could prevent the risk of cancer. Dr. Samadi says doctors have noticed that the incidence of tumors is lower in the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea than in the northern countries, the United States and the UK. The Mediterranean diet seems to be related to a lower probability of contracting some types of cancer and lower cancer mortality, which becomes obvious that people should pay more attention to their diet.
A high consumption of vegetables, fresh and dried fruit, legumes, whole grains and fish, a prevalence of monounsaturated fatty acids compared to saturated fats , and a reduced consumption of processed red meat and dairy products seem to be a rising star when it comes to diminishing cancer risks.
The Properties Of Certain Foods
The protective effect of fruit and vegetables on the development and progression of the tumor may depend on the high content of flavonoids with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic and antiproliferative properties says Dr. David Samadi.
• Fish consumption is recommended due to the content of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which can inhibit carcinogenesis and perform protective action against tumor progression
• Fibers can prevent the development of some forms of cancer; in particular this has been shown in the case of colorectal cancer, because their intake increases the size of the stool and consequently reduces the time it stays in the body, thus decreasing the impact of potentially carcinogenic substances in the colon
• Vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots, green radicchio, spinach, papaya, mango, chicory, and red peppers contain carotenoids that protect against the action of free radicals
Besides becoming a renown, celebrated urology doctor, Dr. David Samadi has performed extensive research on holistic therapies throughout his career. He has always advocated for proper nutrition that reduces cancer and cell mutations. Dr. Samadi often speaks of this as a news correspondent for Fox News and his AM radio show.
After earning his Bachelor’s and Medical degrees at Stony Brook University, Dr. Samadi completed an oncology residency at Memorial Sloan Cancer Center in 2001. He then went on to obtain a specialization in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery in France, at the Henri Mondor Hospital.
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When Dr. Mark McKenna sold his previous business, Shape Med, one gets the feeling that he was not ready to let it go yet. That is a natural assumption to make when you compare Shape Med to his latest venture OVME. They are similar in their purpose, but OVME is the new and improved version. OVME’s product is cosmetic services on demand with an additional focus on health and wellness.
Given the opportunity to do anything a second time, your second attempt will almost always produce a better result. Perhaps that is why when Dr. Mark McKenna approached an Atlanta venture capital firm with his business plan they were willing to write him a check for $4 million back in 2014. His backers understood that they were dealing with someone who had already been around the block several times.
Dr.McKenna knows where he wants to go and how to get there. He is forecasting that now that the Atlanta flagship location of OVME, is open, the Las Vegas office will not be far behind, as has been his plan since the beginning. He intends to eventually have offices in multiple U.S. cities.
Dr. Mark McKenna is of the new generation of physicians. The interference of insurance companies has undermined what was once one of the most lucrative careers you might think to pursue. That has caused many young doctors to be industrious and resourceful in finding ways to augment their income.
In many cases, it will be “doctorpreneurs” like Dr. Mckenna, who will save the day by making use of technology to develop information tools that can yield even more technology products. The cascade of cause and effect is endless and unpredictable. However, judging from his past accomplishments in the business world we can only assume that Dr. Mark McKenna is both a serious and capable investor.
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Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death among Americans. Surprisingly, many people are unaware of their current cardiovascular health. Not only that, but many people neglect to take care of their health as needed. They do not exercise enough, and they fail to make the proper choices when it comes to the kind of food that they eat.
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Remember, cardiovascular problems are one of the leading causes of death among both men and women in the United States. It would be a good idea to be more aware of your cardiovascular health and take preventative screenings so that issues do not suddenly arise in the future. Do not wait until you start feeling chest pains or get a heart attack. It is truly a powerful way to start taking control of your health and improve your life.
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Having risk factors is an important reason to be concerned about your health, but men and women of all ages should be interested in doing something to help prevent health issues from going undetected. In today’s modern age where state of the art technologies exist to help diagnose health problems, why would anyone not want to allow Lifeline Screening perform tests that could improve their chances for a healthier life? health screenings can uncover issues before they become serious so that patients can do something about them.
Some health risks are familial by nature, but that does not means that nothing can be done to help correct the problems that can occur because of them. Others are caused by lifestyle choices and these too can be addressed effectively if they are detected early enough. This is why Lifeline Screenings developed its program to help people get more information about their health at a more affordable price. The technology they use is just like what is used in most other health care facilities, so there is no reason for concern.
When you do schedule an appointment for Lifeline Screening to run their tests, you may be required to make special preparations. Those preparations might include fasting for a few hours prior to arriving at the facility. This could be the case if you are having screening to determine if you have an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. This condition is the enlargement of an area of this artery that could rupture and the test could help you decide if the placement of a stint is the right choice for you.
Carotid Artery Screening typically does not require special preparations since the carotid artery is found in the neck and will not require the removal of clothing or fasting. However, it is a good idea to wear something that will allow the technician performing the test easy access to the area around the neck. Likewise, no fasting is necessary for anyone being tested for Atrial Fibrillation since it involves having EKG electrodes attached to the skin of the chest. Nevertheless, wearing clothing that is easy to remove does help.
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