Dr. Daniel Amen: America’s Psychiatrist should come to Korea

Dr. Daniel Amen is a doctor who specializes in brain disorders, and a researcher who studies psychiatric problems for 32 years. He also diagnoses and works with people who have mental illness and specializes in working with people who have ADHD and ADD.

Dr. Amen, Mark Hyman M.D., Pastor Rick Warren, and Mehmet Oz M.D. (Dr. Oz) together designed a program called Saddleback Church’s “Daniel Plan,” which was a program that lasted one year, to get the world to become healthy and was to be accomplished using religious organizations. The first year the people of the church lost over 250,000 pounds. What surprised everyone though was that people actually getting healthy. People reported having more energy, being able to focus better and better moods. They also claimed to be able to cut back on many medications for the people involved. The Daniel Plan is now being taught all over the world helping people of faith get healthy.

Dr. Amen is also a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the highest and most important award that a doctor of psychiatry can get and is board certified in two areas, one, by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for General Psychiatry and two, for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is also in charge of the research for the world’s biggest study of x-rays of the brain and the study on professional football player’s rehabilitation. He has also studied their brain injuries, and has consulted with the NFL on athletes after having concussions. He is a writer who has written nine books that have made the New York Times bestselling list.

Dr. Amen went to school at Southern California College and got his Bachelors of Science degree in biology and he graduated in 1978. He then went on to get his PH.D from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine; he then graduated there in 1982. Dr. Amen did his general psychiatric training in Washington, D.C. at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

He completed his child and adolescent psychiatry training in Honolulu, Hawaii at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Amen went on to do the required 200 hours of training to get his radioactive materials license from the Institute of Nuclear Medicine Education. He also went forward and did the 1,000 hours that was required of clinical supervision in reading scans.

The Distinguished Career of Sam Tabar

Excellence seems to have always been Sam Tabar’s motto according to a recent CNBC article where he was featured for his savvy tips on good investing habits for 2015. From an early age, he was determined to succeed and reach as high as he could manage. By studying at Oxford University for his bachelor’s, followed by a law degree at Columbia Law, Tabar got a world class education in business, law and finance.

 His first real contributions came at Columbia, where he worked as the Associate Editor of the school’s Law Review magazine. His first job out of law school was at one of the top law firms in the United States, Skadden. Tabar’s work at Skadden centered around business clients. He advised them on the best way to create and manage their hedge funds, along with approving their investment decisions, and dealing with other legal issues pertaining to a business.

 Sam Tabar spent many years at Skadden, but eventually left the company in 2004 to work at PMA Investment Advisers in Hong Kong. He started out with the company as general counsel, but worked his way up to a Managing Director position. His meteoric rise at the PMA Investment Advisers group was a testament to Tabar’s knowledge, hard work and dedication to the company.

 The work Tabar did with PMA helped the company grow into a hedge fund that managed over $2 billion worth of assets. His work centered around advising investors and managing the global market. He also played a crucial role in the company’s marketing plan for improving the company’s brand recognition and appeal.

 By targeting family offices, clients with incredible net worths, and institutional investors, PMA was able to greatly increase the assets they managed. Tabar also helped PMA increase and improve on their roster of investors. All of these moves helped the firm raise more than $1 billion in managed assets during Tabar’s time of employment.

 After spending six very successful years with PMA, Tabar found another high profile job in the Asia region. He took on a role with Merrill Lynch as the Director of Capital Strategy for their Asia divisions. He helped the company improve its client base in the Asia Pacific region, along with targeting influential investors, pension funds, and endowments.

 By working with the capital allocations team at Merrill Lynch, Tabar helped the company gain more than 1,200 additional investor contacts. All of this work was completed in less than a year, with Tabar leaving to pursue a Director role at Adanac LLC.

 Despite his extensive background with financial companies, Tabar decided that a move back into the legal fold was the right career move. He got a job with Schulte, Roth and Zabel LLP in the middle of 2013. Tabar joined the firm as a Senior Associate, with his specialty being hedge funds.

QI Group Chairman Leads With Spirituality

Business leaders have many special skills and talents that everyone can admire. Intelligence, charisma, strong public speaking skills, and ambition are many characteristics of successful business executives. Yet it is always refreshing to find business leaders that have unique personal attributes which help them in their leadership roles.

Vijay Eswaran, co-founder and Executive Chairman of QI Group of Companies, has found a way to lead with his spirituality. At just 54 years old, Vijay Eswaran has accomplished a great deal in business and continues to communicate what he learns with the rest of the world as an author, mentor, and speaker. Everyone has the opportunity to learn something from him and be inspired to do great things themselves.

The Malaysian leader co-founded the QI Group in 1998. The QI Group is a direct selling and e-commerce conglomerate with a presence in 30 countries. Its sales are rapidly reaching the $1 billion mark.

Where many company executives focus a lot on profits and shareholders, Eswaran spends plenty of time on personal growth. He spends some time every day sitting in silence so he can reflect on what happened the previous day and make goals for the future. He also has his own blog on the internet where he writes about subjects like using fear to drive success, the art of decision making, and even ideas on vegetarianism. His blog has an inspirational tone and shows that he spends much time thinking of paths to personal growth.

Eswaran grew up with an Indian heritage. His family traditions based on meditation and practices of Hindu have given him much experience with spirituality. He still connects with his family all over the world thanks to Facebook. His spirituality, patience, and reflective nature can be found in many speeches and books he has promoted.

It is difficult to tell if Eswaran is foremost a businessman or a motivational speaker. Perhaps his success in business has given him the opportunity to promote his true passion of helping everyone reach their own potential.

Joe Rogan Talks Brain Damage

Joe Rogan, UFC commentator and entertainment personality, recently interviewed Brendan Schaub. I saw the interview while waiting at the Amen Clinic. Schaub is a heavyweight fighter in the UFC. In his last fight Brandon Shaub was knocked out in the first round by Travis Browne. In the interview, Joe Rogan blasted Brendan Schaub’s fighting ability. Rogan told Brendan Schaub that he needs to retire.

Brendan Schaub just sat there in disgust. Joe Rogan then told Schaub that he will never be able to beat the elite fighters. This interview was aired live, and Brendan Schaub was humiliated. Rogan then started talking about brain damage. 

Joe gave facts and statistics about brain damage. His points were valid. Fighters in the UFC are destroying their brains. When a fighter battles for 5 rounds with another trained killer, the results can be detrimental to the brain. Junior Dos Santos, former UFC heavyweight Champion, just won his last fight, but not without paying a price. Even though he won, Dos Santos sustained an incredible amount of damage. 

Joe Rogan’s opinions on Brendan Schaub may be a harsh truth. Why should Schaub continue to fight if he’s never going to be the best? Supposedly, Rogan and Schaub are good friends behind the scenes. I wonder what kind of friend would say this on a live interview. 

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Microsoft officially supports Matroska

According to The Verge, Microsoft now supports the open video format ‘.mkv’ in Windows 8.1 available in their latest updates. The software giant first started supported this video format on their Xbox One consoles and does plan to support the media format in Windows 10.

The .mkv format was forked from another project, known as “Multimedia Container Format” or .MCF due to conflicts between the lead developers. This event occurred in December of 2002.

Matroska, a format has long been associated with pirated content, now enjoys mainstream exposure thanks to Microsoft. Dr. Daniel Amen has adopted its usability in his clinic and says that several area health practices are also getting on board. While most content provider still opts to distribute media via DRM laden video streams, Matroska support within Windows operating systems give users one more choice in how content is consumed. This format is distributed with the LGPL license and playback libraries available with BSD license.

Christian Broda and Capital Management

Economics can be one of the most difficult subjects to understand, yet it is one that is vital to keeping a nation strong and vibrant. For those able to grasp its many intricate concepts, the sky can be the limit when it comes to a career. One person who has not only been able to grasp its concepts but take them to much higher levels of expertise is Christian Broda. Currently the Managing Director of Duquesne Capital Management in Chicago, Christian has become known as one of the world’s leading experts on many economic issues. Married with two sons, he has spent his time going back and forth between the academic world and the business world. Experiencing success at both levels, Christian is now recognized as an expert many executives, government officials and others turn to when him on social media when they have questions about the direction of the economy.

Holding a Ph.D. from MIT, Christian has certainly put in the work needed to be one of the country’s leading economic experts. Publishing numerous research papers, articles and books on economic issues, Christian has held many academic positions. One of the most important and most influential of his career was his role as a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. While in this post, he regularly published a variety of research articles and books that specialized in international finance, globalization, and trade. Because his opinion was so highly valued, he found himself serving as a regular contributor to many media outlets, such as CNN and on television and newspapers. As his reputation has grown, so have the number of people who value his opinion and his alone. One of the world’s foremost experts in economic research, Christian has been awarded two grants from the National Science Foundation to continue researching various economic issues and their impact on the world and its people.

With much of his research focusing on poverty and inequality, Christian has been determined to find ways to make economics close the gap between those who have much and those who have little or nothing. As he continues to do research as well as offer his opinion and experience to government officials, Christian is looking to make the 21st century one that brings economics to the forefront in a number of different discussions.