Overview of Increased Confidence of Entrepreneurs in the Brazilian Industry

Confidence in the Brazilian industry growth has suffered several setbacks from 2015. However, the optimistic reports by the president of Eucatex, Flavio Maluf, show an improvement of the industry. This improvement is expected to continue increasing in the coming months, something that has not happened since August.

This increase in confidence has been confirmed by the ICI (Industrial Confidence Index) that was presented back in September. From September, there was an increase of 2.1 on the index while in August, the data had suffered a 1 point decline on eleicoesepolitica.com. The ICI managed to reach 88.2 points in September as compared to the 86.1 posted in August. This is the highest result posted on the index ever since July 2014 when it was at 88.8 points, according to Flavio Maluf.

The data used by ICI is obtained after analyzing the perspective of various executives on momentary executives and those related to the coming six months. The Ibre/FGV conducts the Manufacturing Industry survey on mundodomarketing.com. In September, the institute had collected opinions of over 1,120 business leaders. This means that in 12 out of 19 segments that were analysed on LinkedIn, there were improvements on the prospects presented by interviewees. This was not only during the evaluation but also on the following six months.

Flavio Maluf noted that the percentage of entrepreneurs who evaluated stock was less in September when it reached its all time high ever since May, 2013 when the figure was at 7.3%. another important factor that he reported was the Nuci (Level of Use of Installed Capacity) which increased by 0.9% in September to 74.7%, the highest since December, 2015. Aloisio Campelo Junior, Public Statistics Superintendent at Ibre/FGV, commented that the outlook of the coming months remains positive as between March to September this month, the index has had a cumulative 13 points increase.
See: http://economia.estadao.com.br/noticias/releases-ae,veja-com-o-empresario-flavio-maluf-os-melhores-setores-para-empreender-em-2017,70001657806

About Flavio Maluf

He is a prominent Brazilian businessman and a Mechanical Engineer by profession. He is the current President of Eucatex and the GrandFood Group, owner of the Premier Pet and Golden feed Brands. Flavio Maluf mentors the upcoming entrepreneurs by considering various ways of being successful and increase their profitability when they make their businesses international. He advocates for entrepreneurs to act locally but reason globally.

The US Money Reserve Benefits From Diehl’s Efforts

In a recent interview, as reported by CBS19, Philip Diehl spoke to Eric Dye of the Entrepreneurial Podcast Network’s Enterprise Radio on the changes he brought to the US Mint and the changes he hopes to see in the US Money Reserve.

The show is used by entrepreneurs and small business owners to share ideas and experiences. Mr. Diehl is a former US Mint Director and the present President of the US Money Reserve.

Of all the US Mint directors, Diehl ranks as one of the most accomplished. He is responsible for key milestones that include the minting of the first government-issued platinum coin and the 50 States Quarter program. In the interview, he reminisces about his tenure at the US Mint and the transformation that took over the company then. Learn more about US Money Reserve: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/u-s-money-reserve

According to Philip Diehl, the agency was very ‘backward’ when he started his tenure as the director (you can read more: US Money Reserve TV Commercials – iSpot.tv). He and his team then worked really hard to transform the agency into a truly entrepreneurial agency. Among the hallmarks is a six-year commitment that was made towards improving customer service. Eventually, the agency was rivalling the best American businesses when it came to customer satisfaction.

The same hard work and zeal is seen in his service as the President of the US Money Reserve. Diehl has managed to incorporate the same entrepreneurial principles and commitment to the total satisfaction of its customers. His efforts are also geared towards making the company one of the biggest distributors of government-issued precious metals in the whole country.

This year, the US Money Reserve embarked on a program that would see customers hold gold as a method of wealth protection in preparation for retirement. The benefit to the consumers would be the increase in gold prices. Customers are advised to deal only with US minted coins as they are fully backed by the US government and are legal tender. Also, the purity, content, and weight of the coins are guaranteed. The price of gold is set to rise given the volatility that is expected in the markets.


The US Money Reserve was founded in 2001 to serve as a private distributor of government-issued gold, platinum and silver products. The firm has grown to become one of the largest distributors in the country. The company is home to hundreds of thousands of customers who are looking to diversify their assets by investing in precious metals.


The US Money Reserve uses a team that is uniquely trained in coin research as well as numismatic professionals who use their expert market knowledge to find products that have the highest profit-making potential on behalf of their clients. The US Money Reserve is committed to providing superior customer service and developing cordial relationships with all their clients.

Coriant Needs A CEO For Their Continued Growth

Coriant was in need of a new CEO if they wanted to take the next big step in the growth of their business. They wanted to have a new angle that was going to help them grow, and they had to make sure that they chose someone who would help them in the telecommunications field. The telecom field is pretty wide open at the moment because so many new companies are coming on the scene, and all these companies are trying to introduce their own new products. None of them has Shaygan Kheradpir at the helm, and he is the only person who really knows what an emerging telecom company looks like.

Shaygan Kheradpir worked at Verizon before it was even called Verizon, and he designed phones that people used for over a decade in the most universally liked ad campaign in the industry’s history. He became a vice president of the company, and he became a hero in the tech industry because he was the engineer who got promoted. He also spent time at Juniper and Barclays, and that has led him to Coriant.

Coriant just want to maximize what it already has as a new conglomerate. The company is not that old, but they have a lot of network capacity that they are going to let to go to waste if they do not offer their own products. There are a lot of things they can do, but they cannot make those choices on their own. They have to have an expert like Shaygan Kheradpir who is going to make all the final decisions.

Kheradpir will make sure that Coriant is operating kind of like what Verizon was doing back in the day, and that is going to make the company very strong when it runs into competition from other firms. They can do their own thing, but they need to make sure that what they do is competitive. Just copying other companies is not a good use of their resources, and Shaygan Kheradpir will make sure that they choose wisely. He knows how to work a retail telecom company, and he will show the world when products start to come out.