Billion Dollar Drug Dealer…NOW THATS A HUSTLER

19 03 2009

Ok… If your like me and you have just checked out Forbes annual Billionaire team members, you probably were scratching your head, like mmmmm WTF they got a drug dealer on the list, I simply thought it was a PR move, or a simple mistake, but NO.. this is correct, Joaquin Guzmán Loera is forbes first billionaire drug dealer.

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, (April 4, 1957) also known as Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán (“Shorty”), is the head of an international drug trafficking organization referred to as the Sinaloa Cartel, named for the Mexican Pacific Coast state (Sinaloa) where it was initially formed. He became Mexico’s top drug kingpin in 2003 after the arrest of his rival Osiel Cardenas of the Gulf Cartel. During the 1980s, Guzmán was associated with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (known as El Padrino), head of the dominant drug trafficking group in Mexico at that time. After Félix Gallardo’s capture, Guzman left the organization and soon gained notoriety as director of his own criminal enterprise.[4] Guzmán is wanted by the governments of Mexico, U.S.A. and by the INTERPOL;[5] so far he has evaded operations to capture him.

In 2009, Joaquin Guzman was listed at 701 on Forbes’ list of wealthiest people in the world with an estimated net worth of $1 billion

According to Forbes’ Guzman blurb, “Mexican and Colombian drug traffickers brought in $18 billion to $39 billion in wholesale cocaine shipments to the US last year. Guzman’s organization took in, by Forbes’ estimate, 20 percent of that-which makes for $3.6 billion to $7.8 billion in revenues. That’s a good start. But then Forbes punts saying simply that’s “enough for him to have pocketed $1 billion over the course of his career and earn a spot on the billionaire’s list for the first time.”

I don’t normally put drug dealers on this site, but if forbes did it, I guess I had to make an exception.

Wally Richburg





Who is Ben Bernanke… WELL HE MAKES MONEY… LITERALLY

19 03 2009

Who is Ben Bernanke, if you do not know who Mr.Bernanke is you better get up on game. It has been stated that Ben Bernanke is the 4th most powerful person in the world. To put it simply as Mr.Rothschild summed it up a few hundred years ago, “Give Me control of the money and I care not who governs the land”.  This is the role of Mr.Bernanke, he is the chairman of THE FED, or The Federal Reserve.

Mr.Bernanke made a guest  appearance on 60 minutes this pass Sunday basically to instill faith in the U.S. citizens and show the american public that the Fed can be transparent in some ways.  He has also commented on the drama with AIG and there BS bonuses.(speaking of AIG, I believe they are a great buy)

On Tuesday, Mr.Bernanke and the fed  slashed a key interest rate by three-quarters of a point, making it cheaper for banks to borrow. Banks may eventually pass the savings to consumers in the form of lower interest rates for loans, but the interest that consumers earn on savings can also go down.

Wally Richburg

heres the interview





Atlantis the Palm

3 12 2008

Since I am currently in Dubai, I would like to do a segment on the magistical Atlantis on Palm Island, I will be attending the Atlantis tommorow So I will definitely let you just how wonderful it is.

heres a sneek peek

Elevation is a Must





Connector, Maven or Salesman, CHoose 1

28 11 2008

In order for you to know your true talents as a human being, you need to know your purpose in life. if you ever read “The tipping point” by Malcolm Gladwell you may understand where I’m going with this, if not then check it out.  This man told me once that I was a Maven, so I asked what is a Maven, he later told me to look it up. So after looking it up and later reading “the tipping point”, I learned that yes I am a Maven. A Maven stores a wealth of knowledge and needs a connector and or salesman to get the knowledge out to others. See below for a better reference.

Connectors are people specialists.
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The following questions will help you decide whether you are a Connector:

  1. Do you know a lot of people?
  2. Do you like people?
  3. Do you tend to remember peoples’ names?
  4. Do you enjoy going to parties and meeting new people?
  5. Do you collect acquaintances?

If you answered ‘yes’ to four or five of these questions, you are a Connector.

The strength of Connectors is that they know and keep in touch with many people.

They also tend to associate with other Connectors. Because of their rich network of friends and acquaintances, Connector are trendsetters. The upside of a Connector is that he or she is able to create and maintain long-lasting friendships. The downside is that Connectors can be dazzled by their vast collection of acquaintances, without investing in real friendships. Gladwell explains:

Connector are people who link us up with the world. People with a special gift for bringing the world together.

The power of Social Media on the Internet is the power of connectors. Power-users of StumbleUpon or Digg are Connectors. They can make or break the success of a blogpost because they are people specialists who cultivate a network of online friends.

Mavens are information specialists.
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They are the ones who tell Connectors about what’s hot. They always have the newest inside scoops on gadgets and specials. The upside of Mavens is that they amass a vast store of knowledge and are eager to share it with others. The downside is that Mavens can sometimes be a bit geeky and awkward around people.

Here are some questions that will help you decide whether you are a Maven:

  1. Do you enjoy reading junkmail?
  2. Do you seek out the specials in your local supermarket?
  3. Do you tend to watch trends and know what’s ‘in’?
  4. Do you study the market before buying a new gadget?
  5. Do you tell your friends about special deals?

If you said ‘yes’ to four or five of these questions, you are a Maven.

Mavens want to educate, not to sell.

They take delight in finding out the special deals that will save them money. And they are interested in new technology. They are the ones on the Internet who are the first to investigate new software

, or a new laptop or mobile phone. And they don’t keep what they find to themselves. They publish articles about their findings or let their socia media friends know what they think.

Salesmen are charismatic.

They are able to build instant rapport with another person and gain their trust.  That Salesmen are able to build rapport implies that they can tune in to others. But there is also another dimension: others find it easy to tune into the emotions of Salesmen. Gladwell explains that some people are very good at expressing emotions and feelings, which means that they are much more ’socially contagious’ than others.
Here are some questions that will help you find out if you are a salesman:

  1. Do you find it difficult to sit still when hearing good dance music?
  2. Do you have a loud laugh?
  3. Do you touch friends when you talk with them?
  4. Are you good at seduction?
  5. Do you like being the center of attention?

If you answered ‘yes’ to four or five of these questions, you are a Salesman.

Salesmen make good politicians, spiritual teachers and pastors, and, well…salespeople. Salesmen are larger than life and can make others feel good with their high spirits. The downside of salesmen is that they can be dangerous if they use their charisma in order to manipulate others.

Are you a Connector, a Maven, or a Salesman?
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Maybe the results aren’t clear cut? Most of us have some talent in all three areas. But there will be one area where you have answered most answers with ‘yes’. That is your primary orientation.

Now let’s take a look at what to do with this knowledge. How can knowing whether you are a Connector, a Maven, or a Salesman improve your life?

There are two basic schools of thought in the world of personal growth. One is that one should work on one’s weak sides in order to prosper. The other is that one should accept one’s weaknesses gracefully and focus on developing one’s strength. I tend to agree with the second strategy. For example, I pour my energy into becoming a better writer, instead of taking up painting – which is one of my talent wastelands.

The strategy of enhancing our talents means that we should foster the strength we have as a Connector, a Maven, or a Salesman.

  • As a Connector we can focus on connecting others with each other, as well as creating groups where people feel at home.
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  • As a Maven, we can focus on sharing our information with others so that they can benefit from our research.
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  • As a Salesman, we can focus on making others happy with our good cheer.

What is your experience of being a Connector, Maven, or Salesman?





The Finer Things in Life…

28 11 2008

As i was shopping at Harvey Nichols in  the mall of emirates last week, I came across a quite enchanting game, enchanting ie.. similar to the City of Atlantis. Well if these foosball tables are moving at $160,000 this is pretty evident that not everyone is being affected by this global recession.

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And if you need some great cloud hopper luggage to travel with, try this Alviero Martini its only $100,000, its nothing to a big dog

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Is Citigroup a Must Buy?

28 11 2008

Citigroup  intends to raise as much as $15 billion from various foreign and domestic entities including Government Investment Corp. of Singapore, the Kuwait Investment Authority and, Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Citigroup’s largest individual shareholder.

In November, Citi accepted $7.5 billion in new capital from the The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

The middle east is defintitely taking advantage of the sudden wealth (meaning last 25-30 years)

So you tell me at $7.05 a share, is Citi Bank a must have in your portfolio? I Believe SO.

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Think and Grow Rich

8 11 2008

So we’ve heard this a million times over the course of a historic 2008 election, “We are in the worst economic shape since the Great Depression” . So if this is the case, I have the perfect book for you all. My  father lives by this book.

The book that I am speaking of is “think and Grow Rich”.

Written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by a suggestion by American billionaire Andrew Carnegie. It was published in 1937 at the end of the Great Depression.

I hope you all understand where I’m coming from…. If not Read the book and start your journey to financial freedom, mentally and financially.

tagr