Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Jeff Horing

Jeff Horing's insight regarding technological infrastructure was build on a foundation of education credits which included earning dual undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School of Engineering and Wharton School. He graduated with honors and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He pursued his Masters in Business Administration from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and began his career by focusing on various business sectors such as mobile, online gaming, data, and infrastructure and internet software.

Prior to co-founding his company, Jeff Horing worked for several reputable, well-known companies such as Goldman Sachs & Co. in the Capital Markets Group and was also a key member of the E.M. Warburg, Pincus & Co. Investment Team. Garnering experience along with a quality education paved the way for Mr. Horing to eventually co-found his company and serve on the Board of Directors for various companies. Jeff Horing's knack for keeping his finger on the pulse of technology was carefully accomplished by obtaining a quality education and exercising a healthy entrepreneurial spirit.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Remodeling Doesn't Have to be Stressful!

If you're a homeowner, you understand that every so often, your largest asset; your home, needs some sprucing up.

Unfortunately, it tends to be a stressful prospect when trying to find a company or contractor to do the job. How do you know they will do a good job? It almost seems as if it isn't worth the stress.

However, there is a company that you CAN trust in: K-Designers.

Why should you use K-Designers?

  • They have been in business for over 30 years with over 100,000 satisfied customers.
  • They are fully licensed and insured
  • They offer a wide variety of financing
  • The product and materials used on your home exceed industry standards
  • They are proud to announce they are #1 remodeling company in the Western United States and, they are #1 Siding Contractor in the Nation!
Not to mention, that you will not pay 1 DIME until the work is complete AND you are completely satisfied!

Visit K-Designers today and see for yourself!

A Consumate Journalist

I was reading about Wangethi Mwangi recently and was very impressed to learn of his long career in journalism as well as his accomplishments.

Currently, he is Editorial Director for the largest media company in Kenya, Africa, Nation Media Group. The refreshing thing about this journalist is that he didn't simply walk into this huge corporation and start at the top. He worked in a variety of positions and stair stepped his way to the impressive position he currently holds.

Not only is Wangethi Mwangi a successful journalist and Editorial Director, he also has a passion for food! His culinary interests lies in bringing Kenyan recipes and dishes to the forefront. He even has a blog that details various recipes!

Wangethi Mwangi also has seen the Nation Media Group grow from being staffed with mostly ex-patriots to now being almost 100% African run. A great achievement for him and his country.

Need Ideas for a Vacation?

Wouldn't it be great if once you decide what type of trip to take, that someone else would take care of planning every detail for you? What would be even better is if the trip was extremely affordable and offered a variety of vacations to suit an even wider variety of people!

Well, wonder no more! There is one company that can help: YMT vacations! They offer trips to the Caribbean, Cruises in Alaska, Canadian Rockies, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, National Parks, Panama Canal, Southwest, New England, West coast, and Rose Parade!

Don't know where to get a passport? What is involved with going through customs? Leave it to YMT vacations, they can take care of every detail. How can you be sure? Because YMT vacations has been in business for over 40 years and have built a stellar reputation for themselves. And, they are always adding new trips to their offerings.

Do yourself a favor and check them out! You'll be glad you did.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Are YOU Ready?

Don't forget that this Sunday is Mothers Day! Have you purchased a gift yet? For those of you who are trying to think of a great way to show Mom how much you love her, I can make some recommendations:

  • How would you like to give a gift that will bring countless days of enjoyment?
  • A gift that can be given even if you live out of town, out of state or even out of the country!
  • A gift that can be used again?

What could it possibly be? Flowers of course! Think about it, giving flowers will:

  • Bring countless days of enjoyment - Mom will think of you each time she sees them!
  • You can easily order Mothers Day flowers by internet; simply access the website, 1800flowers.com!
  • And, Mom can even transplant all or part of your bouquet in her garden! So, give the gift that is versatile and so easy to give, Flowers!

Friday, May 1, 2009

What Woud YOU Do with Money?

What would you do if you won the lottery? Paying off your debt and buying a new home or car? Perhaps you might help family and or friends…then what? What if you had so much money, you didn’t know what to do with it all? While this is a lovely problem that most people would love to have, Frank Hanna has written a book on this subject. It’s called “What your money means (and how to use it well).

So, before you rush to purchase all these “things” such as cars, homes, vacations, etc. Pick this book up to read. To give you background on Frank Hanna, he is known for his philanthropic ventures and has even played a part in forming three Catholic schools in Atlanta. One of those schools, Holy spirit Prep was named the top fifty Catholic high schools in the country.

As you can probably tell, Frank Hanna focused his energy into philanthropy and how to help others less fortunate. I have a feeling that this book is worth it’s weight in gold.

Entrepreneur and Jazz Lover

As I was surfing the internet one day, I came across one of the most fascinating people I had ever seen. A man by the name of Mohammed Babangida appeared in search engines for a wide spectrum of interests and achievements. Much more than most people. Mohammed Babangida is noted for not only being an entrepreneur, but a sportsman, a shrewd businessman and a lover of jazz music.

While he was infatuated with jazz, his interest in music certainly didn’t stop there. He is known for his affection for Blues, African and other types of music. A man of many talents, Mohammed Babangida is able to speak with authority on various types of music in addition to his other interests such as acquiring real estate, playing polo and spending time with his family. If you get the chance, read about him and his accomplishments.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

It will be here before you know it!

The end of April is coming to a screeching halt and May will be here before the end of the week. What better way to celebrate spring than to buy flowers for your home! Nothing is better than getting the spring cleaning done and opening the windows for fresh air with a big beautiful bouquet on your favorite table or mantle.

So what's holding you back? 1-800 Flowers offers beautiful arrangements, as well as affordable...ok, if you pin me down they are downright cheap flowers! Are you still needing a little prodding? Okay, did you know you can get a 1-800 Flowers coupon to purchase your flowers? It's easy, convenient and best of all: affordable.

Here's another practical use for flower shopping! Get Mom the gift she can enjoy and show off to her friends and other family, Mothers day flowers! Whether you are live next door to Mom or live in another part of the world...flowers are the way to go!

Bring a little spring into your life!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

February is just a heartbeat away.

C’mon, you know what is around the corner. Whether you are single, dating or married; February 14th is one of those holidays just for lovers.

Most married couples I know simply shrug it off claiming, “We’re already married! We don’t need Valentine’s day!” Oh, but yes you do. Be creative! I’ve found the best place to shop for this occasion is 1-800 Flowers.com. They have the most beautiful valentines flowers! Whether you choose roses or a spring bouquet, they have it for a very affordable price, starting at
If flowers are too traditional for you, or you’re in the mood for something different, never fear, they also have all types of valentines gifts. Anything from spa baskets, fruit baskets and of course various types of chocolates to exclusive items from well-known designers and chefs. So if you are looking for your valentine’s gift, check out 1-800 Flowers.com, you’ll be glad you did.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


With the economy in it’s current state, don’t you wish you had someone who could explain what was happening in layman’s terms to you? Someone who could keep you up to date with your own finances.

Meet Andrew Wilshire. Not only is he a talented financier, he also developed a newsletter to do precisely what I described to you. Andrew Wilshire also develops newsletters for commodity brokers who need to stay on the cutting edge of what is “hot” and what is “not”.

After reviewing all of his accomplishments, it seems that he should be older! But, by creating these newsletters over 11 years ago, it was the stepping stone he needed to build his career. By utilizing his entrepreneur spirit, Andrew Wilshire has been able to start up several successful business ventures.


The topic of health care has been a hot-topic issue for most Americans in the last 10 to 15 years. So many people felt “trapped” in their jobs because they knew they wouldn’t be able to afford COBRA. And, if by chance an employee was laid off or fired, the same worries would ensue, how do you afford COBRA payments?

One company wants to offer solutions, United American Insurance Company. By offering various policies from basic health insurance for individuals or families, to providing coverage for cancer patients, retirees, small business owners and many others, United American Insurance Company is a well rounded company. If you are curious about their rating, United American Insurance Company consistently earns an “A+” rating, which means reliability and excellence for you, the customer.

Amos Tamam = Cabs and Credit Cards

When is the last time you rode in a cab? Since Americans started making the gradual move from carrying cash to credit cards to carrying debit cards, certain services were stubborn to accept plastic payment. Amos Tamam thought of a way for one of those services to come into it’s own in the 20th century: accepting credit/debit cards for a taxi fare. Granted, it took some real time and effort to finally implement this feature, but if you are a frequent cab customer, this is very convenient.

The way Amos Tamam was able to ensure that this invention was his idea, he had to apply for a patent. That means filing detailed paperwork with the patent office in Washington, D.C., drawing of how to engineer the invention and either selling the patent to a company, or use it on a product you manufacture yourself. Amos Tamam obviously built this invention and placed it in his fleet of cabs. The rest is history.


I’ve written previously about Shasta Pools and showed a photo of just how beautiful their pools are. But, now I am blogging because they offer their own brand of pool supplies! Having trouble vacuuming out your pool? Call Shasta Pools! Maybe you would prefer to have a spa instead for entertaining guests? Call Shasta Pools!

The only issue is that you must live in Arizona in order to have the workers install your pool or spa! But if your in the market for cleaning supplies, you will soon be able to order over the internet and have them delivered to your door no matter where you live!


No one likes to go to the doctor, especially children! Every parent has been there; taking their child to get their first immunization, getting treated for measles, mumps, chicken pox and a host of other childhood diseases. Some parents aren’t happy with their child’s doctor, perhaps his bedside manner isn’t the best…who knows?

Well, here is a doctor that has a wide range of talents. Dr. Paul Offit is a well-known pediatrician, author and develops vaccines. He currently works at the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia where he works very long hours. In between working as a physician, he is also an author with his book being released very shortly. Additionally, as a developer of vaccines, Paul Offit also works very closely with pharmaceutical companies.

There is no denying that Paul Offit is a multi-talented individual.


They say that the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree when speaking about a parent and child. It seems that this is the case with Joseph Odindo and his father. Not only is Joseph Odindo a music enthusiast that has led to a ground breaking album with Paul Simon’s “Graceland”, he is also a very respected and well-known journalist for a company called Nation Media Group.

This company is the owner of various newspapers in the African region. And, Joseph Odindo is the group managing editor for Nation Media Group. Some may think that due to his father’s influence, that he stepped into the top position of the company from day one. That simply isn’t the case.

Joseph Odindo stair stepped his way up from reporter to various other positions until he became Nation Media Group. He has had a very impressive career both as a musician and a journalist.


Have you ever had the need to hire an attorney? It’s one of those things where they are necessary in life, but it’s difficult to know how to hire one when you are faced with a legal issue. Flipping through the yellow pages just doesn’t seem to be a good way to start a search. Usually people will refer an attorney when they have had a good experience.

If you can’t get word of mouth, I think the attorney’s website is a good method. For instance, Arlene Kock is an attorney in the California area and she has a professional, polished site that is informative and gives details about what types of cases she handles and so on. I thought it was interesting that she also handles Domestic Partnership law which is constantly changing due to Proposition 8 becoming such a controversy in that state.

Arlene Kock also handles divorces, child custody, and criminal law to name a few. If you need a good attorney and you live in the California area, look up Arlene Kock, she seems like she can handle any legal issue you may have.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Does Your Home Need a Facelift? CALL K-DESIGNERS

It never fails, being a homeowner is a very big responsibility. There’s always something to fix, clean up, prevent, safeguard against and so on. So what if you’re not good with a hammer? What about the plumbing? If you’re anything like me, you rely on plumbers, contractors, handymen and so on. You rely on them and you are at the mercy of them as well.

Well, I found a great company called K-Designers that will design or give your home a face lift! They are one stop shopping, no need to call or hire anyone else. K-Designers can help with choosing windows, doors, gutters, overhangs, vinyl siding and more. You’re probably wondering, are there any other perks to using K-Designers? You bet! The monthly special for January 2009, if you use their services, they will offer you a choice of: ½ off a garage door, complete with installation OR a FREE Water Heater insulated blanket! So, go ahead, check them out!


The other day, I was doing research regarding CEO’s of major corporations. It seems that in today’s economic environment, most corporations are struggling at best. What makes the difference in these companies? Is it the marketing? Employees? Cash Flow? Customer Service? Supply and demand? These were some of the questions I was researching.

Then, I found Frank Hanna. You may be wondering who that is? Frank Hanna is a multi-faceted businessman in that he is a merchant banker in Atlanta, Georgia. In other words, he gives businesses financial backing to help them succeed. He has assisted a number of well-known businesses that are quite successful today. Frank Hanna also tours on the speaking circuit regarding this type of work and other various topics.

Frank Hanna is also a philanthropist who takes special interest in building Catholic schools for a growing community of children. He also is the founder of the Solidarity Movement and stays active in charitable activities as well as business opportunities. I’d say his priorities are in great order!

Hate to Exercise? Try Tennis

Now that January is here, if you are anything like most people, you are on a diet and exercise regime. And, if you are like most people, you will throw in the towel by the time February greets us. Why do we give up so easily? As far as the diet goes, most people go full force by eating practically nothing and then overdoing exercise. No wonder most people give up on the New Year’s resolution.

But, today I saw a blog by Nachshon Draiman. He spoke of the drudgery of exercise such as jogging, walking on a treadmill and other mindless activity. Exercise can be…well, boring. That’s why most people listen to their IPODS, watch tv etc. while they are exercising. Hence, that is why it doesn’t last.

Nachshon Draiman talks about playing tennis for exercise. It’s fast paced, it’s a game and can be a lot of fun. You can practice by yourself by hitting the ball against the wall, or you can call a friend to play a quick game or two. The trick is to make it part of your schedule. And, not only is it good exercise, Nachshon Draiman states that tennis is very much a thinking game. So, it helps exercise your muscles and your mind! Try it.

Baby it's Cold Outside...

If you watch the Weather Channel at all, you already know that this is the coldest weather we have had in many, many years. The frigid temperature along with the snow and ice make for miserable conditions! It is during these times when I daydream about the islands or some luxurious tropical destination. I think most people do.

Well, as I was surfing the net for some places to consider for my next vacation, I came across the website: Consolidated Resort Travel. This is more than a vacation resort. This is a place to actually purchase a vacation home for a lifetime of use! Some people refer to them as “timeshares”. But, Consolidated Resort Travel is different from the others. Not only do they have a wide variety of destinations in the United States, but they also offer Mexico, Caribbean, European and Asian destinations as well! Learn more about Consolidated Resort Travel, you’ll be glad you did.

All That Jazz...

If you are like me, you are a lover of all genres of music. However, if you have a special place in your heart for jazz, I found a blog that you have to read. Mohammed Babangida, the music of Africa and beyond. Mohammed Babangida is very knowledgeable about music and has a special penchant for jazz. He doesn’t speak of “African music” exclusively. I noticed on his blog he spoke of such musical pioneers as Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Art Tatum and others of American heritage.

So, if you’re in the mood for some smooth jazz talk and discussion, check out Mohammed Babangida’s blog. You’ll be glad you did.


If you have ever been house hunting or perhaps looking for a condominium/townhouse; a statement that you might hear from your realtor is a mention about HOA.

You may wonder what the heck does HOA mean and how does it pertain to the purchase of a home? HOA is an acronym for “Home Owner Association”. You may be asking yourself, what does an HOA actually do? The answer is simple. The HOA or your neighborhood of homes hire a management company which attend to the appearance of your neighborhood. As I investigated the importance of HOA’s I happened to find Tim Arel’s name all over the web. It seems that Tim Arel specializes in managing HOA’s.

When I purchased my townhouse, I found out quickly that HOA’s are very important. For example, the HOA is responsible for hiring someone to maintain our lawns, replace roofing when needed, washing of the outside of the home and so forth. As you can imagine, it’s very important to have a good manager. I wish I had known about Tim Arel back when I was looking for a home!

TAX Day is Coming S O O N

They say there are 3 things that you can count on in life: Change, Death and Taxes. No truer words were ever spoken! And, speaking of Taxes, it is a part of our lives but most people don’t think about taxes until April 15th every year. I don’t know if other countries have the same issues with taxes, but most people will tell you, American Tax Relief is needed.

Some people look forward to this day because they get a refund from the IRS, and some have to pay additional taxes. Either way, it usually includes completing confusing paperwork. For the people that owe taxes, it can be very stressful. Never fear! American Tax Relief is here! I was surfing the web the other day, I found a great website that helps individuals and companies if they have problems with paying taxes. It’s called American Tax Relief, be sure to check it out, you’ll take a sigh of relief!