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Month: March 2018

Jacob Gottlieb is an Entrepreneur and a Philanthropist

March 29, 2018 • fishcarolina

Jacob Gottlieb founded Visium Asset Management, LLC in 2005. He is the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of the firm, which is located in New York City. He is a chartered financial advisor (CFA), as well as a doctor of medicine (MD).


His parents moved to the United States, from Poland, in the 1960s. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He became interest in both medicine, and finance at an early age. This was due mainly to the fact that his mother is a pediatrician, and his father is an economics professor. There were also other factors.


His interest in the stock market developed while he was in grade school, at which time he won a contest for picking winning stocks. Soon after, his father set up an investment account for him, and the entrepreneurial spirit in him came alive. He went on to earn degrees in both of his fields of interest.


Jacob Gottlieb earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, at Brown University in Rhode Island. He then achieved his medical degree at New York University Medical School. He completed his internship at St Vincent’s Hospital in New York City. He then began his career in the financial industry.


He has grown his company, Visium Asset Management, from a startup company to the point where it is today, managing over $3 billion in assets. As a business owner and a successful entrepreneur, he enjoys discussing the topic of building a business from the ground up. Jacob Gottlieb has friends who are also hedge fund managers, and they gather once a month for lively discussions during their poker games.


Jacob Gottlieb has another passion, and that is helping others. He is a charitable man, and he donates to several worthy causes, one of which is the Covenant House. The Covenant House was established over 40 years ago, to help young people who are displaced, or runaways, and homeless.


Categories: Business Leader

The Fagali’I Airport – Nice To Have Landed Here

March 22, 2018 • fishcarolina

The Fagali’I airport is within just a hop and a skip from Apia, located in a spot surrounded by incredible hotels and activities for the entire family to enjoy. Very accommodating, made available are various types of transportation for guests to use: buses, taxis, shuttles and even rental car services. If you’re planing a trip to Apia to experience its lovely beaches and adventurous jungles, the Fagali’I airport is the port to land your family and jump-start your Apia journey with sheer satisfaction.

A great customer service team is available at the Fagali’I airport, definitely a bunch to appreciate. Friendly faces, bright smiles, prompt responses and proficient answers, guests are in for a comforting experience during all durations of time spent at the incredible Fagali’I airport.

Inside the airport, guests are welcome to a small market that entails the most common items that guests would buy in an airport and of course even more. But, food, snacks, magazines and souvenirs are available at your convenience. If you’ve arrived at the Fagali’I airport and hold only foreign cash, no worries whatsoever, the airport entails a currency exchange according to


Just a hop and a skip or two from the airport are many hotels. The following hotels surround the airport, but these are just a few, which are some of the visitors’ favorite places to stay: Insel Fehmarn Hotel, Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows, Tanoa Tusitala Hotel and even the Taumeasina Island Resort. Prices start at just $49 a night according to

The Fagali’I airport is a very small airport indeed, but its most busiest airline manages to fly out over 300 flights a month. Getting customers to Savai’i and Pago Pago, the Fagali’I airport only services to these two destination, but such destinations can get you to the many other beautiful locations around the world. Apia is one of the better vacation spots for families and it has gone on record numerous times.

If you are a fan of Samoan foods, volleyball at beautiful beaches, jungles, scuba diving, touring volcanos or learning more about Robert Louis Stevenson, experiencing these activities throughout Samoan culture is definitely an experience worth exploring.

Book your flight to Apia today. Flight deals always await the happy vacationer.


Categories: Small Airport

Dr. Scott Rocklage Determined to Find a Cure

March 15, 2018 • fishcarolina

Scott Rocklage of 5AM Ventures is helping to lead the way toward a cure for the genetic disorder, Myotonic Dystrophy Type I. This horrible disease is the root cause of Muscular Dystrophy in adults. Rocklage, along with Sanofi Ventures, Novartis Venture Fund, and Kleiner Perkings are helping Expansion Therapeutics secure Series A financing. The group has already raised over $55 million toward finding a cure for this disease.

DM1, as the disease is called, occurs when certain RNAs inside of cells rise to toxic levels which cause the heart, muscles, and central nervous systems in the body to break down. This disease is hereditary and has been known to infect entire families, becoming more debilitating with each generation. There is no cure or even an effective treatment for this disease.

There has recently been a breakthrough in the treatment of DM1, which was discovered by Dr. Matthew Disney, and it can now be treating with small molecule medications. The only problem is the laborious process of getting these treatments to market. That is where Scott Rocklage and his team come into play, raising millions of dollars to help get the treatment into the hands of those who need it. Read more: Scott Rocklage | Crunchbase and Scott Rocklage | Bloomberg

Dr. Scott Rocklage is a managing partner of venture capital firm, 5AM Ventures. The company secures financing for life science and pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Rocklage has been with 5AM Ventures since 2003, after nearly 20 years in healthcare management. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of California-Berkeley and his Ph.D. from MIT, where he was a research assistant for Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Richard Schrock.

Rocklage is an accomplished inventor with over 30 U.S. patents awarded to his inventions and has led three drugs through the FDA approval process: Teslascan, Omniscan, and Cubicin. He has served on the board of numerous pharmaceutical companies including Relypsa, Novira, and Achaogen.

He previously worked as the CEO and Chairman of Cubist Pharmaceuticals. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Cidara, Kinestral and Rennovia. Dr. Rocklage’s office is located in the Boston, MA area where he lives.

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Categories: Business

Makeup Expert Doe Deere Has A Solid Fan Base

March 7, 2018 • fishcarolina

Finding a calling is an important life task. Many people look for ways to marry their need to earn a living while doing something they love at the same time. They want to do something that may also inspire others. Such is the case with Doe Deere. Doe Deere has been lucky. She’s been able to do what she loves and help inspire others to follow with her. As a makeup entrepreneur, she’s watched her life and her work start to become one. She’s also garnered a huge following. People have turned to her for many things. They are looking for fashion advice, new ways to use makeup and other aspects of life such as how best to express themselves through the use of makeup.


Discovering a Passion


Passion has been everything in life for Doe Deere. Passion is what ignites her life. Growing up in Russia, she quickly moved to New York City in her teens. There, she started to find what she was looking for in her life. She started a career that would eventually bring her literally millions of fans. In New York, she spend time attending the Fashion Institute of Technology. She found that doing so helped give her a much needed creative outlet in her life. As she attended classes, she found that ideas began to take shape in her mind. Her creativity began to blossom. She felt inspired and decided that it was time for her to consider striking out on her own and starting a venture she could turn into a way of making money and do what she was clearly meant to do.


The Beginning of Lime Crime


Lime Crime, as she would dub her most famous venture, burst on the scene. Her vivid colors helped bring in people who loved what she was doing. They wanted more. She had started Lime Crime as a way of earning money as well as a way to help create makeup that truly appealed to her personally. She loves color. Color is how she makes sense of the world. She started to create intensely colored makeup in shades that were inventive. Fans caught on and found they shared her personal aesthetic. They loved how she was able to take almost any color in the rainbow and turn it into makeup that looked great.


Reaching Out to Fans


Doe Deere found out she could reach out to her many fans. One way was to create well produced videos. These videos helped people see how to use her makeup. She showed them how they could create looks that would help them really stand out in a crowd. As her videos gained popularity, she began to enjoy a large following. In the last several years, her fan base has only grown and grown. In the process, she’s managed a huge following on many different forms of social media. She has over three million people who follow her every word on very popular social media outlets such as Instagram.



Categories: Female Entrepreneurs

What To Do And Where To Eat Outside Of The Fagali’I Airport

March 6, 2018 • fishcarolina

Most visitors to Apia, Samoa, arrive at the nearby Fagali’I Airport (FGI). This is a small airport that has one paved airstrip. It is used exclusively by Polynesian, Airline of Samoa. They have several flights each day that go back and forth to Pago Pago in American Samoa which is pretty close by. This airline also offers charter flights to places like Savaii, Tonga, Fiji, and Niue.

Once a traveler arrives at Fagali’I Airport they can get to their hotel by either taking that hotel’s shuttle, if they offer one, or ride in one of the cabs parked outside the concourse. There are many hotels near the airport from which to choose. You have a wide variety of price points to choose from. Those who want the most rock bottom hotel price in Apia can choose the Tatiana Motel Tanugamanono which is just $13 a night. Most hotels cost around $50 to 70 a night according to One of the nicest hotels on the island is the Taumeasina Island Resort which is regularly $234 a night but often goes on sale for $182.


There are many tourist type things to do around Fagali’I Airport. Many like to visit the home of the famed Scottish author who died while living in Samoa, the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum according to For those who want to enjoy the outdoors there is Pe’ape’a Cave which is a huge lava tube cave in which many exotic birds live. Another option near the airports is Papaseea Sliding Rocks which features natural waterslides as well as a giant swimming hole.

There is also plenty of dining options that surround Fagali’I Airport. A local favorite is Paddles Restaurant which serves Italian fare and seafood. A cheap place that is actually quite good is Lynn’s Takeaway which features authentic Polynesian cuisine. For those who want a moderately priced option there is Pacific Jewell’ Garden Cafe which has been rated at the sixth best restaurant in Apia. A higher end restaurant is Roko’s Restaurant which features European food. No matter the budget a person can find something to eat while near the Fagali’I Airport.

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Categories: Small Airport