Philip Diehl, president of US Money Reserve, was recently interviewed in a podcast on his thoughts about gold as an investment, and the industry in general. As president of US Money Reserve Diehl has developed a keen insight in to the world of precious metals and can offer unique insights on this market. For investors looking to diversify their investments, and hedge against possible geopolitical instability Diehl recommends buying bullion coins from US Money Reserve.
While it may seem obvious that he would say to buy from his own company it comes from a good place. US Money Reserve is the largest distributor of United States government issued gold, silver, and platinum coins. These coins are guaranteed in weight and purity by the federal government. This guarantee can help give investors peace of mind and confidence that they are indeed getting what they paid for. There have been recent scandals from some less than honest overseas distributors who were caught selling counterfeit gold rounds. These gold rounds were extremely sophisticated fakes and could only be caught by experts.
Another reason to purchase bullion coins through US Money Reserve is that they are legal tender, unlike gold bars or other forms of the precious metal. Finally, US Money Reserve prides itself on having the best return policy in the industry. Diehl is sure of this as he sits on three different boards, making him intimately familiar with his competitors.
US Money Reserve further differentiates itself with a commitment to customer service that is unheard of in the industry. This excellence and drive to help ensure that the customer is satisfied has led to many lifelong customers. US Money Reserve also recently began offering a self-directed precious metals IRA. This allows investors to create their own retirement account with gold, silver, and platinum in order to better suit their retirement needs.
All of these factors have led to high consumer confidence in US Money Reserve. Much of this can be attributed to the leadership of Diehl. Prior to his position at US Money Reserve he was director of the US Mint. Here he significantly expanded distribution by adding operations on every continent, including Antarctica. He also preached customer service constantly to his team members to the point that the government agency was being ranked among top private businesses for excellence in customer service.
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Business person Bruce Levenson is probably best known as the owner of the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise and a well known business leader through his impressive leadership of the UCG Group. However, along with his wife Karen the Levenson’s have now become one of the most important couples in philanthropic donations and programs offered in the US. Levenson himself has spent a large amount of time, effort and money establishing the impressive School of Philanthropy and Non Profit Leadership at the University of Maryland. The school has been designed and created to produce the next generation of leaders in social entrepreneurship for the world as a whole.
Levenson has an interesting story regarding his entry into the data and research industry for oil and gas. Despite training as a lawyer, Levenson had begun work as a reporter for The Washington Star when he and Ed Peskowitz joined together and created their own newsletter, Oil Express. Taking a new approach to the delivery of data and statistics for the oil and gas industry, the newsletter was an almost instant success and allowed the pair to purchase a number of other newsletters to form UCG. The success of the company and the expansion into other areas allowed Levenson and Peskowitz to head a group buying the Atlanta Hawks organization. Through the Hawks, Levenson took part in the Hoop Dreams programs and became active in the make a Wish program organization.
Philanthropy has become a major part of the success of both Bruce and Karen Levenson, the initial success of the launch of the US Holocaust Museum led on to the establishment of the new school at the University of Maryland. The school teaches the latest techniques in social leadership for the not for profit sector and allows individuals to gain valuable experience in social programs offered in the Washington DC area. In recent times, the school has expanded its activities to include the awarding of monetary funds to programs created by any member of the University of Maryland student body. An expansion of not for profit programs will also see students at undergraduate and graduate levels take their skills to projects in India and Africa to see the school develop a global reach.
Newswire recently spoke to biotech entrepreneur Mark Ahn. The general conversation centered around trends in the tech industry. However, Ahn was careful to stress the reasons he saw for these trends. In particular, he often returned to a central point.
Ahn stressed that technological trends come about through an interplay of need and compassion from people who see that need. In particular, he made an apt comparison between a typical MBA classroom and The Aeneid. The two might not seem to have much in common. But Ahn pointed out that both the classroom, and the epic are there to provide lessons for people striving to achieve a goal.
He made it very clear that, in his opinion, true progress can only take place through a leader with real integrity. Given his role in biotech research, this is a particularly noteworthy statement. He framed the concept, again, within the context of history. Ahn mentioned that throughout every generation, it’s integrity which is the deciding factor to make or break a company.
Ahn also stressed the role of care within a global context. He points out that it’s not enough to care about the people and things around oneself. Instead, one needs to care about the whole world. The larger view became clear as he spoke about what he sees coming in 2015.
Mark Ahn believes that 2015 will see many advances to help growing economies and third world countries. He pointed out that drought can have devastating effects on people within these areas. However, Ahn is optimistic about how emerging technologies can help fight against drought. He pointed out that new drought resistant crops are in development. Ahn also stated that he believes a host of new technologies will emerge in 2015 to help these regions survive in times of drought.
In an industry always on the brink of the next big discovery, new innovators find it hard to get an edge in the biotech field. Mark Ahn has become an expert in the field of biopharmaceutical over the last 20 years. He and his colleagues are researching the trends that lead to the rise and fall of new biotech companies. They want to be able to help new companies recognize the opportunities that will help them get a good start. Biotechnology industry has many regulations and their products can take years to hit the market and finally turn a profit. For companies to be successful they need to attract investors that are willing to take the risk.
Many investors choose to minimize risk. In an industry where great ideas blossom but the product never comes to fruition, reducing the risk to investors is key. Smart investors will diversify their biotech portfolio instead of investing in a single legitimized product. Dr. Mark Ahn made the example of either investing in small research firms involved in several products or finding similar products and investing in both. He also led startup biotech companies to heed the advice of Vertex CEO, Joshua Berger, to not give into the oscillating trends. Trends and opinions in the health field change as frequently as the wind. Berger said to ignore trends and “follow your business plan.”
Read more of the original article on “TheStreet.com” and find links to Dr. Mark Ahn’s advice for the biotech industry at his official website.
Many fantastic new leaps have been taken in recent years. While digital crypto-currency has certainly been a prevalent development, it is also one of the least truly known about.
Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ripple, the digital currencies that have been on the market for a while now are often discussed in terms of potential fiscal and economic impacts by business professionals and expert economists like Brad Reifler.
Stanford business school professor Susan Athey has conducted a thorough study on the way technologies can influence our lives. She is the owner of a John Bates Clark Medal, and her latest study focuses especially on bitcoin mining and all the aspects regarding it.
The professor started with analysing the security of the system, the money transfer possibilities, availability throughout the world, and the competition on the market. Susan Ashley has a detailed digital currency study, part of which has been analysed online, and containing other parts that are still to be published.
The review shows bitcoins in a very positive light. For the newbies, it can actually serve well as instructional material.