Will The Leadership Changes At Bradesco Shake Up The Bank?

Until his resignation on the October 11, Lazaro de Mello Brandao, was the face of Banco Bradesco SA. There is no doubt that the outgoing chairman is the longest-serving Bradesco’s executive having worked at the bank since 1943. Brandao, 91, wilfully resigned as the chairman of the bank. However, he did not join the bank as an executive, or even a mid-level staff. Brandao joined the Osasco based bank as a clerk. Thanks to his hard work that got the attention of his superiors, Brandao gleefully ascended through different corporate ranks of Bradesco. In 1981, he replaced Amado Aguiar as the CEO of Bradesco, and in 1990, he became the second chairman of the bank after Aguiar (the founder of Bradesco).

Brandao doubled up as the CEO and chairman of Bradesco between 1990 and 19999 when he wilfully relinquished his duties as the president of the bank. Márcio Cypriano replaced him. However, he held on to his duties as the chairman of Bradesco until his recent resignation. Brandao is known for his insistence on promoting promising junior staff to positions of leadership within the company as opposed to filling such positions with leaders poached from other institutions.

The chairmanship of Bradesco is a crucial position which cannot be left unoccupied. The chairman of the board represents the controlling shareholder of Bradesco, the Bradesco Foundation. Therefore, someone had to be picked immediately to replace Brandao. Luiz Carlo Trabuco is the new chairman of Bradesco.

The 66-year-old professional is not new to Bradesco. In fact, he has been at the bank since 1969, and he is the serving president of Bradesco. His recent appointment will require him to serve both as the CEO and chairman of the board until the first quarter of next year when Bradesco will appoint a new president.

Bradesco is known to have a high retention of employees. Brandao, Trabuco, and the seven individuals among who one will be picked to replace Trabuco are long-serving employees of Bradesco. The outgoing chairman has served for 78 years; Trabuco, 48 years. The seven: Mauricio Machado de Minas, Alexandre da Silva Gluher, Domingos Figueiredo Abreu, Josué Augusto Pancini, Marcelo de Araujo Noronha, Octavio de Lazari, and André Rodrigues Cano have been at the bank for a different duration ranging from 42 years to eight years.

The seven professionals have some striking similarities. For example, all of them were born in the 60’s and are currently in their 50’s. Perhaps, because age is a factor of consideration when picking Bradesco’s CEOs. Trabuco was 58-years-old in 2009 when he was appointed as the bank’s CEO; Brandao, 55. Aguiar was 65-years-old when he assumed the role of presidency of Bradesco. Could it be because of the bank’s bylaws that demand that CEOs should resign when they turn 67 (previously 65 years)?

Trabuco was unopposed when he was appointed the chairman of the bank. Barons believe it is because of his track record which speaks to his business acumen. There is no doubt that Trabuco is a loyal employee who will further Bradesco’s missions successfully. He resisted the pressure to take over the Brazil’s Ministry of Finance in 2015 when he was requested to do so by the then president, Dilma Rousseff.

Trabuco embodies the spirit of Bradesco, and he has devoted his time and expertise to see Bradesco scale the heights of Brazil’s financial industry. He is the professional who advised Bradesco’s board to purchase the Brazil’s branch of HSBC for $5.2 billion.

The purchase, considered the most significant transaction in Brazil in 2015, gave the company a competitive edge over Itaú Unibanco regarding branch network, the number of account holders, and total investment funds.

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Stream Energy: Helping you keep track of your electric bills

Every once in a while, we are overwhelmed with bills, ranging from water to electricity bills and during such periods the last thing we probably want is an extra cost. For instance, electric bills tend to go up so much that we end up wondering whether it is ours or maybe a mistake. Even in some cases, you end up suspecting foul play because perhaps most of the time you are always at work and you only get to spend a lot of time in your house during weekends. Nonetheless, what you do not know is that some of the household gadgets carry with them some hidden extra costs which cause your bill to shoot to insane levels. Leaving devices like blenders, coffeemakers, chargers, or any other ones which you use plugged continuously on uses energy without you knowing. For instance making sure you switch off your source of power or even better unplugging your blender once you are done saves you one dollar annually, the same case applies when you ensure that you turn off your coffee maker and any other gadgets which you use on a daily basis. If you continue with the trend, you may save yourself very many dollars which are better spent on entertainment rather than paying an electric bill. Therefore keeps an eye on your energy spending by installing monitoring tools such as the ones from stream energy to help keep you in the know about how efficient turning such household devices is. You get to keep track of this through the weekly reports sent to your email. Get details on Stream Energy at saveonenergy.com.

About stream energy

The company was established about a decade ago in 2004 and mainly deals with the provision of power, protective, home and wireless services. It is based in Dallas and uses multi-level marketing to generate sales. The company is licensed as a retail provider of electricity and natural gas to American citizens, and even though it was founded in August 2004, it is first operations began in 2005. Since then it has expanded from Dallas to many other better markets such as New Jersey, Washington, Maryland and even Pennsylvania. Like mentioned earlier it uses multi-level marketing to generate sales and recently it merged with one of its multi-level marketing companies known as Ignite to strengthen and increase its sales capabilities. Visit the company profile on Facebook.

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The Tenure of Nathaniel Ru at Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen is a renowned American fast food chain that serves healthy and seasonal food. It was founded in 2007 by three college buddies, Nathaniel Ru, Neman, and Jammet, shortly after graduating from the Georgetown University in Washington.

As of August 2017, the fast-casual restaurant chain was running 72 stores across the United States, in Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, and Illinois. Sweetgreen currently has over 1,700 employees. Besides, Sweetgreen has interest in technology, philanthropy, music, and lifestyle space. Its seasonal menu is a rotation of three seasonal dishes from different markets.

Through its transparency chain and supply chain effort, Sweetgreen has become a thought leader in the food industry.

You can find products of 300 local farmers in its stores. Its seasonal menu rotates five times a year. It sources its products from local farmers that use conventional and organic methods.

Most of the farmers use integrated pest management approach. Sweetgreen’s poultry is cage-free, humanely raised, and fed a vegetarian diet. Its produce and cheese is organic, free of antibiotics and rBGH, and doesn’t have animal by-product. Sweetgreen uses natural flavors such as agave and honey to add sweetness. Michael Stebner has been the Executive Chef of Sweetgreen since 2014.

Sweetgreen raised its initial $375,000 startup capital from Washington’s Latino Economic Development Center and the three founder’s parents.

Sweetgreen received a $ 22 million investment from Steve Case’s Revolution Growth, which is a venture capital fund. It also acquired an additional $18.5 million funding from Revolution Growth in 2014. Under the lead of T. Rowe Price, Sweetgreen raised an additional $35 million in investment from Revolution Growth. Sweetgreen has received over $95 million in financing so far.

Sweetgreen holds an annual food and music festival to celebrate food, music, and community. The festival blends music with culinary partners who work with Sweetgreen to promote commitments to core values, sustainability, and transparency.

The celebration is held at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in the District of Columbia. The festival features performances of most in-demand artists and chefs as well as a handful of local artists and chefs.

Sweetgreen will hold its 7th celebration at Merriweather Post Pavilion in 2016. Upon expanding into the Los Angeles restaurant chain in 2015, Sweetgreen teamed up with chef duo Vinny and Jon to create Za’atar Salad. Sweetgreen used a portion of the sales proceed to support the local partners in schools.

Read more: Sweetgreen Founder Interview – Nathaniel Ru | Business Insider

How Jim Larkin Fought for the Workers Rights

Jim Larkin was born on January 28th, 1874 in Liverpool, England. He was a trade unionist. He grew up in the slums of Liverpool. For him to supplement the family with income, he involved himself in a number of manual jobs during his youthhood. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://spartacus-educational.com/IRElarkin.htm

Later on, he became a foreman at the Liverpool docks. He used to fight for the rights of the workers, therefore he joined the National Union of Dock Labourers so as to advocate for their rights.

In 1907, he was transferred to Dublin, where he founded the Irish Transport Workers Union. The main objective of the union was to bring together both the semi-skilled and the skilled Irish workers to form one organization that would work together for their welfare. Read more: James Larkin | Biography and Jim Larkin | Wikipedia

He then formed Irish Labour Party and was in the front for advocating for the rights of the workers. In 1913, through Dublin Lockout strike, where more than 100,000 employees went on strike for nearly eight months, was the most significant of strikes and resulted to right to fair employment.

Constance Markievicz was wholly-heartedly impressed by Jim Larkin’s speech in the industrial disputes of 1913. Describing the feeling, he said that listening to that speech, he was in the presence of something that he had never met before.

Jim Larkin used sympathetic strikes and boycotting of goods to fight for the rights of the workers, he never used violence against the strike-breakers.

Despite the fact that the Irish press was against Larkin and his union, he had many supporters behind him, the likes of William Butler Yeats, Constance Markievicz, and Patrick Pearse.

When the First World War broke, Jim Larkin called for large anti-war demonstrations in Dublin to convince people not to participate in the war. In his view, he wanted the people to fight for Ireland and no other nation.

Goettl Air Conditioning Applies Sound Business Practices to Problems

Goettl Air Conditioning was founded in 1932 by brothers Gust and Adam. They introduced evaporative coolers and refrigerated air conditioning to the populace in the desert communities in Arizona and Nevada, forever improving the quality of life for many desert dwellers.

Goettl has had the opportunity to work with five generations of families and has built a stellar reputation for excellent customer service and prices. Families simply called Goettl when they had a need and it went on that way for years.

However in the nineties, Goettl was purchased by a big national management company. Clearly, it is difficult to keep track of all the customer needs from the standpoint of a larger bureaucracy, and things just didn’t get done in the customer area. Thus there developed great frustration from the customer, and the employee aspects.

In 2013 Ken Goodrich purchased Goettl and things began to change for the better. Goodrich had spent his business existence taking companies from near disaster to profitable situations. However, he just about met his match with Goettl. First of all there was a pending lawsuit due to some prior shady business arrangements. Customers were very frustrated and employees were pulling their hair in the attempt to satisfy customers.

Profits were down and chaos seemed to be the ruling factor. Goodrich went immediately into action by scheduling personal visits with employees and customers. He implemented a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on all products, jobs, installations and everything else. His motto was if the customer is not happy, we do not have a business. He also noted that large companies focus more on the money than they do the customers. He turned that around completely so that now customers are very well taken care of and the employees see a future that is bright. Check out indeed.com for more info.

The other move that Goodrich made was to acquire Southern California’s Walton Heating and Air. Since Goettl was located in Phoenix, Tucson and Las Vegas, the Southern California location was strategic to capture a new market. BizJournals covered the story quite well and noted that Goettl had always been focused on the residential side of the heating and air business, while Walton’s had emphasized the commercial HVAC business.

Here in this situation, the strengths of each company complimented and strengthened the weaknesses of each company. Todd Longbrake, the former owner of Walton’s stated that company growth had reached its limit and it was time for a change. Since the merger, Walton’s has grown ten times what it was before. Look for their Vimeo account to know more.

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Lacey and Larkin Fight For Latinos

The people I respect the most are the people who stand up against the evils that plagued mankind on this Earth. It is when good people take a stand the evil will never find route on this good World.

Personally, I myself have dedicated my livelihood to eradicating the evil in minds and hearts of people. I am not the only one to do this. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two other people who also decided to take a stand against the tyranny in this world.

It was because these two brave men took a stand that they were able to start the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund came out of a Injustice that was done to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.

The Injustice began when Sheriff Joe Arpaio of the Maricopa County decided that he would retaliate against Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin because they exposed the crimes that he was doing. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook and Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

It was on there to Media Outlets, Phoenix New Times and Village Voice media, that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin showed who Sheriff Arpaio really was.

They reported, and showed evidence, that Sheriff Arpaio was guilty of racially profiling Latinos, systematically persecuting them, jailing them in substandard cells, allowing Latinos to die under his watch, and misappropriated the funds that the county had given him. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin full well knew that Sheriff Arpaio was known to take revenge against those who spoke out against him.

It was on October 18th that Sheriff Arpaio thought he would enact his revenge. he pulled up to the homes of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin and several unmarked SUVs. He would then illegally break down the doors of their homes, go inside, remove them from their beds, and then illegally detained them.

Michael and Jim were imprisoned for a total of 24 hours. The only reason that they were allowed to leave was because the outcry against this injustice grew to a national scale.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would take the Maricopa County to court and sue them for a grand total of 3.75 million dollars. With the funds in hand, they would then go and start the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund.

It was from this fund that they would begin giving other nonprofits grants so that they could also fight immigrant injustice and promote civil right

Julia Jackson Talks About Support of Her Father and Empowerment

Julia Jackson, being a successful proprietor of Jackson Family Wines, has a rich history that brings forth a lot of inspiration. One thing that she attributes her success and living the dream with is her father. Her father had a belief that was probably rare at the time. For one thing, her father was born during the Great Depression. The interesting thing behind this is that her father has always believed in women in business. Therefore, he was one of the people that wanted to help empower women to pursue the type of goals they have. Julia’s father has worked with her mother in business.

Her father has also believed in her children and wanted to make sure that he carries on a culture and legacy that involves working for the goals. He did not want to leave his family without any valuable lessons about hard work. Therefore, he has made sure that he got them doing activities that prepare them for a long and productive life. He knows that even in today’s technology riddled age; there is still a lot of room for hard work. Julia Jackson is forever thankful for the lessons that her father has helped her learn.

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Julia has taken all of the lessons of hard work that she has learned and has taken it with her so that she can deal with other aspects of a successful career. For one thing, she has developed the desire to help people overcome their struggles. This is one of the reasons that she has set up Cambria Seeds of Empowerment to go along with her work at one of the facilities of Jackson Family Wines. One thing that can be said for Julia Jackson is that she is always thinking about people that she wants to help. She is someone who is bringing something positive to people.

Bob Reina On Finding His Place In The World

Bob Reina has been bringing Talk Fusion forward into the top tiers of video marketing and is still trying to go further. He decided to tell Inspirery not long ago about how it all began (http://inspirery.com/bob-reina/). Reina described his work as being started with helping people in mind, and he even says that he only makes money when other people have success in sales. He mentioned that Talk Fusion is not limited in its target customer groups to big or small businesses, but is inclusive of all business owners and even non-profits. He goes on to say that if you want to make your dream happen badly enough, you just have to stick with it through hard work to do so.


Bob Reina actually began in his Talk Fusion business after spending years as a police officer. He had a steady paycheck, but it didn’t allow him to pursue his future goals as quickly as he wanted. So Reina took a risk and decided to go fulltime into multilevel marketing which didn’t have all the rewards at once. In fact he even has said his phone bill could be more than his paycheck at times, but he didn’t get discouraged. It was in 2004 that he first brought the Talk Fusion idea to light when he found an interest in video emails. Reina and Jonathan Chen began working on the software and by 2007 it was ready to go.


Bob Reina has gone from starting up a business to now being a technology and marketing author who writes from time to time for the Huffington Post and MarTech Advisor (http://www.martechadvisor.com/author/bob-reina/). He also sacrifices time and money to help local charities in Tampa, particular animal rescue and shelter agencies as he loves dogs and loves taking them out on fun activities. He also still joins his friends back at the police department from time to time to join in fundraising for their endeavors. Reina decided to offer an initiative at Talk Fusion that would allow associates to give away a monthly account to any non-profit entity they wished to help.

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