Marcus Lemonis, a serial entrepreneur and host of the show “The Profit” on CNBC, is a true survivor in the corporate world. The native-born Lebanese business man endured the chaos of a civil war in Beirut and eventually moved to Miami. Lemonis was exposed to the automotive industry throughout his upbringing - his grandfather owning two of the largest Chevrolet dealerships in the United States and Lee Iacocca serving as the family friend and later mentor to Lemonis. On page 12, we conducted an interview with “Profit” host Marcus Lemonis, who offers struggling small businesses capital investment and his expertise in exchange for an ownership stake in the company. In the latter part of the magazine, we interviewed countless wealth advisors during these tough economic times. We recognize that some of the changes in 2013 and 2014 require relevance for financial planners. Therefore, the financial industry continues to push for more realistic standards and reforms.
Imagine a mouse with bulky muscles and a bulging physique able to leap a single bound over a labyrinth’s maze. Welcome the new breed of Mighty Mouse with more than twice the normal amount of muscle mass. Thanks to Dr. Se-Jin Lee of John Hopkins University, it’s considered one of the most important discoveries in modern medicine. The mice, described today in the journal Nature, owe their bulging physiques to the lack of a gene that would normally limit muscle growth. The function of the gene was previously unknown, and its discovery, by a team led by Dr. Se-Jin Lee of Johns Hopkins University, is considered an important advance. A new breed of mice with more than double the normal amount of muscle may lead to meatier chickens and cows and, eventually, new treatments for people with muscle diseases, researchers are reporting.