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Different Points of View to the Same Problem

There is about to be a change in the way the Brazil government handles the sanitation needs of its citizens. It comes in the form of concessions that allow for a little competition, and hopefully a lot of collaboration, between the state and the private sector. Really, the main objective behind this initiative is to see that the needs of about 90 per cent of the nation-state’s population are sufficiently met.



In the case of Brazil, as in many other countries as well, the private sector has more resources to produce services and technologies in service to the public needs. The national Bank for economic and Social Development is to be a major partner in the financial backing of this transition. And, although things seem just a little overwhelming, the president of Trata Brasil, Edison Carlos, points out that there are definite benefits from following through on this project.



In the meanwhile, there is one reporter watching it all happening and connecting the dots rather thoughtfully. Felipe Montoro Jens, notes that waste makes more waste when it comes to how state finances flow to water companies in comparison to how much water they waste. When it comes to how to determine the mode of operation when it comes to customer satisfaction, Edison states that the key factor is how the business is executively run.



Felipe Montoro Jens has a completely different take on situation and believes that it is ultimately the costs to customers that makes the bottom line. The fact that he serves at His company S.A., Energipar Captacao S.A., and His company Participacoes as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) gives his insights on the matter a little weight. And, that does not even mention the slew of affiliations from Braskem S.A. to the Concessionaria do Centro Administrativo Distrito. So, if he thinks it is a good idea, just think how right things can go, from a business and public service standpoint.


Businessman Flavio Maluf Talks About Being an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are often the most respected and admired individuals. However, one thing that comes with being an entrepreneur is having to hear about the myths of being an entrepreneur. As a matter of fact, it is not uncommon for people to hear about these myths or believe them before they become entrepreneurs. Fortunately, there are businessmen like Flavio Maluf that are willing to set the record straight for people that are willing to become entrepreneurs. One of the most important things for people to do is make sure that they know what they are getting into before they try to jump into everything.


One thing that Flavio Maluf sets straight about being an entrepreneur is the idea of not having to answer to a boss or having to account to anything. The truth is that even though there is some sort of freedom to being an entrepreneur, one has to make sure that he is able to meet the needs. After all, in order to make money, people are going to need clients. In a way, the clients are the boss of the entrepreneur because they decide whether the person has done a good enough job in order to be paid.


Another common myth that could trip new entrepreneurs up is the amount of time they have to put in. While it is true that one can set their own hours as entrepreneurs, many successful entrepreneurs find themselves working more hours and taking on more responsibilities than they would as employees. Also, many entrepreneurs are not paid by the hour. Instead, they are paid by how much work they get done. Therefore, it is more important than ever to keep up with the productivity. For one thing, being an entrepreneur is working for a different type of boss. The amount of money made is going to speak for the amount of work that is done.

Vincent Parascandola’s Success At AXA Advisors

Vincent Parascandola, who serves as the senior executive VP of AXA Advisors, has played a pivotal role in the company’s success. Vinny is responsible for the management, development, sales, retention, productivity and acquisition of talent, especially financial experts. AXA Advisors is the retail unit of AXA Equitable, a leading life insurance firm based in the United States. For over two decades, Vinny has gained immense experience in the insurance and finance industries. The executive worked as the president of Advantage Group, another subsidiary of AXA Equitable. This corporation specializes in talent acquisition of seasoned financial professionals.

Parascandola, who was later promoted to serve as the divisional president, worked as the co-manager at Advantage Group’s New York Metro branch. Here, he was in charge of close to 400 financial experts. He is the force behind the company’s customer retention culture, which is a byproduct of their personalized service offing. At AXA Advisors, Vinny ensures that there is efficient employee-consumer interaction. He also encourages employees to listen to the concerns of customers and provide them with adequate solutions. Parascandola works closely with the senior management team of AXA Advisors to provide financial advisers with the necessary resources. These financial advisers offer consumers with financial protection mechanisms and investment strategies such asset allocation, retirement and estate planning. Vincent is the recipient of the National Rookie of the Year Award. He was presented with this award because of his excellent performance at AXA Advisors.

Parascandola is an alumnus of Pace University, Lubin School of Business where he studied Computer Science. He started working as a systems analyst at Irving Trust Company. Later, he joined Prudential Insurance where he served as an agent. Parascandola worked for the MONY Group Company as a financial professional. He rose through the ranks to become the field vice president. Vinny joined AXA Group in 2005. He is a proud recipient of several other awards, including GAMA’s Career Development Award and Master Agency Awards. As a sought after speaker, Vinny has delivered his speeches at popular conferences like LIMRA distribution conference and the National Lamp Meeting of GAMA. Additionally, the transformative leader chaired LIMRA’S field officers committee.