Does Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi Seek To Utterly Crush All Competitors?

Since taking over the helm at Brazilian financial giant Bradesco in 2009, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, the quietly formidable CEO of the firm, has seen a bag of mixed results over his tenure.

For the first six years of his reign as president and CEO, he had many loud and extremely motivated critics, with calls for his resignation growing louder throughout the early 2010s, as the bank’s stock prices collapses amid contractions in its business and weak prospects for any hope of future organic growth.

But then in 2015, Trabuco Cappi pulled off one of the biggest coups in Brazilian banking history. He was able to complete the acquisition of all of the assets of HSBC Brazil, a move that earned him the 2015 Isto E Dinheiro Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Among his fans, he was instantly redeemed. And his critics were forced into silence, as the man who had helped build his bank from a two-branch savings bank into a global financial behemoth had suddenly positioned his firm to smash the competition into ignominious oblivion and transform his bank into a hard monopoly on Brazilian retail banking.

In Latin America, monopolies grow as naturally as bananas

Throughout the tumultuous history of Latin America, the instability of governments and withering poverty of the often serf-like majorities have been punctuated with eras of stability. These often have taken on a quasi-fascistic character, with a strong-arm despot overseeing one or more profitable industries, paying off adversaries and rewarding allies. The key component of this model of governance has been the corporate monopoly.

Although descriptions of such forms of government and business ring unpleasantly among Western ears, they have often done a great deal of good. Unlike in developed countries, where gross monopolies are generally not tolerated for long, the Latin American countries where these businesses have thrived have often been racked by extreme poverty, illiteracy and a generally undeveloped landscape with little in the way of a formal economy.

Companies like The United Fruit Company, International Telephone and Telegraph and Telmex, which have all supported and been supported by autocratic and dictatorial governments, have also been able to bring modernity and a theretofore unseen level of prosperity to the countries in which they have operated. It is for this reason that many Latinos have ambivalent feelings towards monopolies and why they have proven to be such a persistent form throughout the region.

It is in this context that we must consider Bradesco’s bid to become the unquestioned monopoly of Brazilian banking. Bradesco and Trabuco himself have done a great deal of modernizing on their own. Bradesco is largely responsible for the explosion of personal savings and checking accounts in Brazil over the last 20 years. This is a country where, prior to the 2000s, most of its populace still lived in makeshift huts or favelas and had no access to banking facilities. This was an untenable situation for a country that aspired to first-world status. Bradesco, partially helped along by Trabuco, did a great deal to modernize the country financially and pave the way for the incredible degree of development that has occurred over the last 20 years.

And there is no reason to believe that Bradesco would not continue its project of bringing development and modernity to Brazil, even if it were to attain monopoly status. The bank has been responsible for billions in real estate development loans and business loans. As such, it has played a central role in creating modern, livable spaces and fomenting the growth of millions of permanent and high-paying jobs. With a track record like that, it is hard to second guess how the company would act with even fewer competitors in its way.

Although Trabuco himself has been muted about his intentions, most industry observers agree that he will likely use all tools at his disposal to annihilate Itau Unibanco and drive them from his markets. Whatever happens, the next few years will make Bradesco an interesting story to watch.

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Securus Maintains Number One Security Provider Ranking

Dallas-based Securus Technologies is arguably the top civil and criminal justice technology provider in the U.S. Securus has established a reputation of trust, transparency, integrity, as well as one of the highest BBB ratings in its field.


Securus currently serves 3,450 law enforcement entities in North America. I believe the accreditation shows exactly why more and more customers choose them by an average of 2-to-1 over similar providers. Securus recently established an in-house call center to service the approximately 25 million individuals who use the service. Customer support is first and foremost to Securus. The highly-trained staff of professionals ensure that calls are answered within 11 seconds — and industry record. And the customer satisfaction rating is over 4 out of 5.


Securus’ Senior Vice-President of Operations stated that accreditation is quite and honor and it further cements Securus’ reputation as the top industry service provider. “May of our competitors fall by the wayside because they make inaccurate and false claims about what they deliver,” said Securus President Rick Smith. “We can back up everything we say. We stand by our assertions.”


This company is on the cutting-edge of technology. The goal is to provide the best security in the industry to both prevent and solve crimes. Even customers agree that Securus is the best. They receive thousands of pieces of mail and emails singing their praises.


“We have used Securus for over a decade now. We are impressed by your commitment to safety.”


“During an investigation, your company helped us with the covert alert feature. Thankfully, we were able to apprehend the suspect in record time.”


The testimonials show why Securus maintains the number one position in law enforcement security and technology. It also shows why people are dropping their old providers who can’t deliver what the claim and joining Securus.


Omar Yunes and his Passion towards Hospitality Helped his Food Franchise Winning the BFW 2015 Award

Omar Yunes, a leading entrepreneur in Mexico, is known for his passion towards hospitability and has a number of dining and hospitality ventures. In the latest development, his Sushi Itto fast food franchise has won the Best Franchisee of the World competition held in Dec. 15, 2015. The Award recognized his contribution to the brand network he represented, and the event held in Florence, Italy. “I am delighted with the great honor, and I would like to thank the employees of more than 400, who put their hard work to achieve this recognition. I would also like to thank the brand that gave us space for innovation,” Yunes responded to the recognition. It is disclosed that the 2015 edition of the competition was attended by various franchisees from 34 countries, and that included franchises from Argentina, Italy, Brazil, Hungary, France, Portugal, and Mexico.

Interestingly, the competition did not consider which brand each franchise is representing. Instead, it evaluated a number of parameters such as the franchise’s influence in the network, added knowledge to the brand, total savings it could execute, the motivation of employees, and improvements proposed to the business model of the brand. Diego Elizarrarrás, the organizer of 2015 BFW Mexico, said that Omar’s brand gave a new definition to the franchise-franchising relationship by driving better management, implementation of control boards, clearer measurements in each unit, and more. He also continued that it was a recognition to the food and hospitality sector of the country, and with the feat, the sector got its own place in the international level, by leaving those days it was a regional affair.

Omar Yunes is a young entrepreneur with investments in real estate, hospitality, tourism, and more. He founded the first branch of his Sushi Itto franchise at the age of 21, and he made it grew with clear strategies. Currently, his franchise has 13 units in Mexico, and it contributes to 10% of the total Sushi Itto units. Omar keeps an excellent relationship with his employees, and he says that it is a big family of 1,600 members (400 × 4). Everyone supports each other considering there are difficult times always.

George Soros Feels that Capitalism Creates a Threat to Open Society Concepts

George Soros, a well-known hedge fund investor and philanthropist, explains that capitalism poses a new threat to the open society concepts. Though he earned mostly through leveraging financial markets, Soros feels that uncontrolled advances of laissez-faire capitalism and other market values to different areas of life really creating a danger, similar to communism and Nazism once did. When the concept of “open society” introduced in the early 1930s, it was considered that Nazism and communism would be the greatest threat as being totalitarian ideologies – believing they possess the ultimate truth. It should be noted that ultimate truth is something that cannot be reached by humankind, and the ideologies served a purpose of oppression of a particular class or race.

Post Second World War, Nazism waned, and after the 1990s, even communism lost its prevalence. George Soros started founding his Open Society Foundations from the early 80s, and the focus of the foundations changed after the collapse of communism. Under the leadership of Soros, it started to cater constructive tasks compared to subversive ones during the communist period. While the Open Society Foundations in the East did an excellent job, the West did not reciprocate the same. Considering the disillusion after collapse of Soviet Union, Soros decided to re-examine his concepts about the open society. He identified that open societies could also be threatened by excessive individualism. The basic structure of capitalism – too much competition with little cooperation – creates instability and inequalities in the society. The laissez-faire capitalism propagates marketplace, which is imperfect in the current system and can break down, confirms Soros.

George Soros is considered to be one of the biggest contributors to various causes. In the last three decades, he reportedly spent more than $12 billion in contributing to various philanthropic groups. Soros supports various organizations around the world that are working for freedom of expression, accountable government, societies with equality and justice, and transparency. He is also a fighter for discriminating classes of the society including LGBTI people, sex workers, drug users, and more, and makes efforts to bring them to the mainstream of the society.

Soros had a childhood of living through the Nazi invasion. He was born in 1930 in Hungary and emigrated to the U.K. after Second World War. Soros completed his graduation by enrolling at London School of Economics. After working for a brief stint in London, he migrated to the U.S. and started working as a Stock Broker in the Wall Street. In 1970, he founded his own hedge fund firm named Soros Fund Management. His investments are mostly focused on currency trading, and his short-sale of Pound Sterling worth $10 billion in 1992, forced the Bank of England to stop the operations temporarily. With the transaction, Soros earned a profit of more than $1 billion and got a nickname “the person who broke the regulator, Bank of England.”

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Brown Modeling Agency Helps Land Models Big Name Jobs in the Business

Breaking into the modeling world is hard. If it was easy, everyone would try and do it! There’s a reason it’s so competitive. That’s because big named companies are searching for a unique look that captivates either on screen, or on the runway, or in print. It’s a look that not everyone has, even though many people would like to think they have what it takes. Modeling is hard and can be sometimes downright brutal. Modeling is also worth it. It’s a very rewarding gig that helps give your life purpose each time you wake up. Modeling helps influence others in a positive way. If you’re looking to get started with modeling, it’s important to sign with a trusted modeling agency.

Modeling agencies are your friends. They help you get noticed and hired by big names. They also help you create a portfolio filled with gorgeous prints. Modeling agencies help you decide what look and style are best for your body and personality. Unfortunately, it’s hard to find a modeling agency. There are a lot of scams out there and ones that are just looking to get your money. That’s why it’s important to choose a trusted agency like Brown.

The Brown Modeling Agency has been around for several years now. They’re based in the Austin area and they’re helping talent get discovered all over! While many land jobs in Texas, many go onto even bigger things across the country and sometimes internationally. Brown only chooses the best. They are selective and for a good reason. They want someone to do well and therefore they know what looks certain companies are looking for. They will help you to grow if they believe that you have what it takes to be a model. Brown helps clients land jobs in print and in fashion. It all depends on a person’s unique look to decide what avenue is best for them.

Brown Modeling helps out aspiring models by hosting an open casting call every Thursday. Models can come in and see if they have what it takes to make it in the business. Brown has a professional, courteous staff, that has a keen eye for modeling. Their staff is built up of trusted photographers, stylists, and those who do hair and makeup. Brown isn’t just selective with their models. They’re also selective with their staff because they want to make sure that they are hiring the best. The founder of Brown Modeling Agency, Justin Brown has years of experience in the business. He started off modeling in college and now he’s running his own successful company. Brown Modeling Agency has a trusted name that many companies enjoy working with because they know just how great of a job the models do! Follow Brown Agency on Instagram.

Greg Secker – Entrepreneur, Trader, Philanthropist Runs Top Trading Training Company in Europe

He started his career of at Thomas Cook Financial Services and created a new type of business that allows people to trade foreign currency online – until becoming VP at Mellon Corporation. He left the corporate world at age 27, becoming a trader at home. He was very quickly able to make a income as a result of his skill set, which he would promptly reinvest. He often wanted to give up, but he simply went back and reassessed what went wrong. Learn To Trade became his first business as he had to frequently learn how to fix his mistakes. He has his family to thank for his success, and he has also benefited from having the right thought process in mind.

Greg Secker is known around the world for being a master trader. He is known as such because he is an expert on financial spread betting. In addition to being a master trader, he is also recognized for being very philanthropic and working hard to create opportunities for other people to succeed. These opportunities are designed for the benefit of being able to trade on undervalued stocks.

Greg Secker was able to achieve a multimillionaire status by his 20s, and as a result he created one of the most successful trading companies in Europe. He has 3 businesses: SmartCharts, Learn To Trade, and Capital Index. The 3 companies which form Greg’s group are all aimed at teaching ordinary people to trade. Greg Secker runs Knowledge to Action, and he is known for running his trade seminars for private investors.

Greg is also the founder of the Greg Secker foundation, which is aimed at improving the quality of life of people around the world. Greg has supported causes in the past, but his foundation is focused on life skills and leadership. This includes a youth leadership summit and a initiatives to rebuild homes for people whom were affected by flooding in Sub-Saharan Africa. They are also working to build a home and a sustainable community.


Nathaniel Ru as the co-CEO of Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen is a food company that deals mostly with their salad products. Their motive is simply to offer the best food products that are healthy, fresh, local and organic. Sweetgreen was established by three individuals known as Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru who saw a gap in the food industry and took the initiative of implementing their idea of establishing a salad restaurant.

The company had 64 stores that were actively operational by October 2016 in California, United States, Massachusetts, Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, the District of Columbia and Virginia. It has even adopted its app, the Sweetgreen app for placing orders and carrying out transactions easily.

The satisfying nature of the salad is also one key factor that keeps people coming back for more. The company owns a website through which its transactions are carried out taking about 30 percent of the transactions. The recipe used has resonated together with diners, who are given the initiative of keeping the lines long at the 40 locations for Sweetgreen.

From its commencement, in Washington, DC (2007), its chains have greatly expanded over the land with over 64 restaurants in various cities including New York and California. Nathaniel Ru says that they are creating a brand that will stand for something more fascinating as they intend on feeding more people with better food.

Being an American fast casual restaurant chain, Sweetgreen impacts itself with the fundamental duty of serving seasonal, simple and healthy foods.

As the co-CEO of the company, Nathaniel Ru encourages individuals to be eating more of their products while they carter for service designing. The company’s co-CEOs are rethinking of their management strategies. Sweetgreen decided to be shutting down the corporate office about five times each year for very personnel to work in its restaurant to stay closer to their customers. Learn more about Nathaniel Ru: and

They wish to stay tighter to their clients to expand their line of duty among various individuals. The company lacks its main headquarters as its co-CEOs are bicoastal with the intention of trying to grow the company nationally.

Nathaniel Ru says that with the help of his fellow co-CEO’s, they used to be doing every role in the company before opting to build a team. Building a team soon as possible is essential for any business to pick up quickly as stipulated.

Matthew Autterson’s Experience Pays Off for CNS Bioscience

Even though Matthew Autterson was not always planning on making things better for himself or for people who were in different situations, he knew that he was going to be a great business man. While he started out by working in finances, he decided that he could change things and make them better in a different industry. He knew that the financial world was not meant for him because it wasn’t really something that he could do to change lives. He wanted the ability to have a positive impact and to help people out with the issues that they had no matter what he was doing with the business.

For Matthew Autterson to try and do this, he had to make sure that he knew a lot about clinical studies and the abilities that he had in different areas. This was the most important thing to Matthew Autterson because he knew that it would be something that could change the outlook that he had for his career. While Matthew Autterson was trying to learn more about clinical studies, he found that things were not the way that they had once been and that many patients had issues as a result of everything that they were doing with the clinical studies.

All of the things that Matthew Autterson learned about the clinical study area were able to pay off and that was what made it easier for him to try things and do more than what he had in the past. Matthew Autterson liked to help people and he was dedicated to the career that he had. While Matthew Autterson was trying different things, he knew what he was capable of and hoped that CNS Bioscience would be able to give him all of the opportunities that he was hoping for.

After being on the board for several years, Matthew Autterson felt that it was time to make things easier on himself. He also thought that it would be a good idea to try different things so that people would have a better chance at the positive sides of medicine. There have been so many different ways that Matthew Autterson has brought changes to the experiences that he has and he knows that all of this will give him the ability to show other people what he can do. He hopes that it will make things better for those who want to be able to get more medicine.

John Holt Talks About Reinventing Community Banking with Texas Bankers Association

In November 2016, the Texas Bankers Association held its 5th Annual Strategic Opportunities and M&A Conference in New Orleans, LA. The event took place from November 6th through 8th at the Ritz-Carlson Hotel. John Holt, president and CEO of NexBank Capital, Inc. took part in a discussion panel on Monday the 7th. The title of the early morning roundtable talk was “Reinventing Community Banking: Perspectives on Competing by Innovation”.

The annual event brings bank leaders, consultants, and advisors together to share information on opportunities, challenges, and strategies that help the whole banking community. At the most recent gathering, discussions included regulatory and economic developments, a showcase of innovative services and products, and trending growth strategies that are starting to show results.

NexBank Capital, Inc. provides commercial, mortgage, and institutional banking services to large investors. NexBank offers real estate and corporate lending, warehouse lines and jumbo solutions. The institutional branch offers services to public fund administrators, customized deposit services, and corporate financing. Corporations, financial institutions, and real estate investors are some of NexBank’s regular clientele. In March 2017, the company realized $5.3 billion USD in assets.

As President and CEO, John Holt oversees all financial and operational outcomes. Since taking control in 2011, Mr. Holt has directed the company to see stronger growth and expanded influence in the mortgage, commercial, and institutional banking spheres.

Unique Characteristics of Rocketship Education’s Network of Chartered Schools

Parental Participation

Rocketship schools are one of the few schools where the parent participates in the hiring of teachers. In the schools, selected parents participate in the actual interview of candidates. In some cases, the candidates attend community meetings where they interact with the parents. They share their goals and get an understanding of the parents’ expectations. Such high level of parental participation is only one unique aspect of Rocketship Education’s network of schools.

Financial Model

Rocketship Education Foundation’s primary objective is to offer affordable education services to high poverty communities. The founders of the organization, John Danner, and Preston Smith desired to improve the academic performance of students from less privileged families through cheap schools. Consequently, they designed the financial model of the schools to ensure they can run smoothly on government support only. Unlike other chartered schools, Rocketship schools do not require private funding besides the initial start-up cost.

Personalized Curriculum

The curriculum of the schools is also different from other public schools. On top of the traditional curriculum, Rocketship schools have Kimochis curriculum and a social-emotional curriculum. The Kimochis curriculum is used to teach personality traits and temperaments to students in early grades. As they join upper classes, are taught socio-emotional skills. Rocketship Education embraced these curricula because it understood that many students from poor backgrounds find it difficult to develop appropriate social skills for success in life.

Values and Creed

Every school has a motto or creed. Rocketship schools have four shared values. Each school has an additional value that depicts its unique characteristics, vision and or mission. All the students are required to bring these values into practice in their school lives as well as in the society. The four shared values are Persistence, Empathy, Responsibility, and respect. The fifth values chosen by some of the schools include Bravery, Service, Curiosity, and Gratitude.

Parental Support

The main supporters of Rocketship programs are parents. These key stakeholders feel like part of the actual operations of the schools and are therefore obliged to defend them. In May 2017, for example, parents of Rocketship schools joined 374 other parents to sign an open letter to Metro Nashville Public Schools board asking them to stop maligning the institutions.