Category: Activist

5AM Ventures Founder, Scott Rocklage Conducts An Interview With Ideamensch

When he came for his interview with Ideamensch, Scott Rocklage was first asked where he got the idea to create 5AM Ventures. Mr. Rocklage said that his firm is a life science-based company.

The name 5AM Ventures refers to the fact that his company is involved in the creation of new companies, especially science based ones. Scott Rocklage says that you can describe his firm as a science venture capitalist company.

The 5AM in his firm’s name is a reference to the company being involved in early business development in the startups the firm invests in. 5AM is early in the morning and his business specializes in the early phase development of science and tech startups. Read more: Scott Racklage | Bloomberg

The next question asked of Scott Rocklage was how does a regular day look like for him and how does he make it as productive as possible. As a businessman and venture capitalist, Mr. Rocklage says his days at work are far from routine. Instead he has a lot of variety during his work week. He says that at times he may be present at board meeting and conferences. Learn more about Scott Rocklage: https://ideamensch.com/scott-rocklage/

At other times he may be busy studying the science behind new startups and inventions. Still yet, Mr. Rocklage says he could be managing the company’s portfolio during another time. Being a good communicator helps him be more productive at work says Scott Rocklage.

Mr. Rocklage was asked how he brings ideas to fruition at 5AM Ventures. Scott Rocklage says that he works with a diverse group of entrepreneurs to create new medicines that have the ability to treat and alleviate diseases. He works with scientists, doctors and business people to create new ideas and products that can help change people’s lives for the better.

Ideamensch asked Scott Rocklage what is a habit of his that he thinks has been critical to his success in venture capitalism. Mr. Rocklage says that being organized has helped him achieve a lot of things in his line of work.

Time management and prioritization are two skills that any entrepreneur can greatly benefit from. Calendaring can greatly help in this aspect says Rocklage.

QNet Launches Compelling Social Responsibility Initiative

QNet continues to expand its presence in India. The direct selling company has been promoting its business opportunities throughout the country. QNet has taken many steps to give back to the country that has been so open to the Hong Kong enterprise’s expansions. Through its corporate social responsibility programs, QNet has done a lot to help the people in India and elsewhere.

At Sriram Nagar, Hyderabad, the local Government Primary School will receive support from QNet and its frequent partner Lions Clubs. The support is slated to do something extremely helpful to the students in need. The program focuses on the safe delivery of water to the school. In certain regions, consistent access to safe drinking water is not always easy. In fact, the availability of clean drinking water may be limited. Available water supplies could come with health risks. Bringing clean drinking water to these regions comes with costs. QNet is willing to absorb these costs for a good cause.

QNet and Lions Clubs has worked together recently on a project centered on sending a kidney dialysis machine to a small hospital. The kidney dialysis machine would have been unaffordable to the hospital without the help of QNet and Lions Clubs. The drinking water campaign is intended to assist the Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya campaign to support better hygiene. Easier access to clean water certainly eliminates a host of hygiene-related problems.

QNet has proven to be a huge success globally. QNet is now one of the most thriving direct selling company. With offices in over two dozen countries, QNet is showing the industry what it takes to be successful.

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Yeonmi Park’s defection story called into question by North Korean sources

Yeonmi Park began her journey out of North Korea in March 2007. The 13-year-old defected from the Democratic Republic of North Korea by crossing the frozen Yulu River and making it into China. As Park tells the tale now, she had no idea she was heading to freedom. Because she grew up in North Korea the young woman had no idea what the word even meant. She now describes the concept as having been alien to her.

She found her way across the Gobi Dessert, across Mongolia, and finally to the Mongolian border. From the Mongolian border, she took a plane to South Korea. It may seem that the teenager took a circuitous route , but South Korea and North Korea never ended their war. The border between the two countries is known as the demilitarized zone, and crossing it is even more dangerous than crossing a frozen river.

The defector now resides in South Korea, enjoying its amenities of life. Upon arriving in the nation, she felt sorry for her father, who died before she and her mother finished their journey. He father never got to experience Western-style democracy or a country with so much food.

Although many people find her story inspiring, North Korea’s state media NK News, has called the authenticity of her story into question. A film coming out of the country accuses her mother of being an agent of the United States, and calls Yeonmi Park a victim of a human rights plot. Other people outside of the communist country have called Park’s story into question. She counters these charges by saying that she changed the names to protect family members still living in North Korea and the details changed because her grasp of the English language has improved since her defection.