Jamie Oliver Closes Restaurants, Jumps On Financial Tech

Jamie Oliver Closes Restaurants, Joins Financial Tech

Jamie Oliver makes his biggest investment

Chef & Restaurateur – Jamie Oliver, has announced his 100 million dollar investment in Bitcoin Revolution and, he is expecting double the value of investment in just half an year. If you haven’t heard of bitcoin yet, then this is something for you – Bitcoin Revolution.

Before we go into details of Bitcoin Revolution, let us explain who Jamie Oliver exactly is. Jamie Oliver is a visionary chef and businessman, some call him the smartest entrepreneurial chef of our century. He’s a large personality as well and his businesses have amassed him a net worth of over £235 million. Oliver is proving them wrong year after year. He has made it his agenda to nosedive into the financial sector diversifying his businesses. While being a famous chef, he has found his passion in a unique industry, a new one powered by Financial Technology. Bitcoin Revolution is his latest project. ”I want people to acheive financial independence and not be slaves of economy crises” Oliver announced in TEDx talk.

But now, Oliver has decided to close down Barbecoa and Fifteen Restaurant in order to literally take over the bitcoin market. He’s teamed up with Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group to change the definition of money. That’s why they acquired Bitcoin Revolution.

What exactly is Bitcoin RevolutionBitcoin Revolution is a financial technology with the plan to redistribute world wealth. Basically – take from the top 0.1% and give back to 99.9%. Oliver and Branson believe wealth is not distributed well in our age, and although there always will be someone richer and someone poorer, the current situation is not acceptable, where top 0.1% controls almost 90% of world wealth. Oliver believes he can cut that down to around 20% without causing world-wide financial crisis, Oliver goes even further. So what exactly does that mean to you, the regular middle or lower class person? This means you will become 2 – 3 times wealthier, and no one except the super-wealthy will take a hit. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it?

Ok, the theory is there, but how will it work you might ask? Overall, the idea is easy. The top 0.1% keep their wealth invested in stocks, and Wall Street brokers trade these stocks for them. The idea is to beat the Wall Street traders in their own game – make winning trades so Wall Street with their hoards of wealth slowly but surely starts losing money. Just like a poker game, where a new player comes along on the high-stakes table and starts winning.

In order to do this you would need a better stock movement predictions than the Wall Street has. That is Where Bitcoin comes in. With the help of cloud computing, it can be done, and it’s actualy being done now as Bitcoin Revolution has showed! This is exactly the reason why Oliver and Branson jumped on this technology as soon as he heard about it. It’s revolutionary.

BRITAIN Virgin Group’s Richard Branson: ‘Mental Health Matters At Home And At Work’

UK’s Sir Richard Branson – Virgin Group Founder & CEO: ‘Why mental health matters at home, school and at work’


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|AIWA! NO!|Next Wednesday is World Mental Health Day, which seeks to build awareness, drive education and reduce social stigma around mental health. In the UK, in any one year, roughly one in four people are likely to be suffering from a mental health condition. Consequently, mental health issues (including stress, depression, anxiety and others) have resulted in 15.8 million days of sickness absence in 2016 alone. For businesses large and small, that’s a real challenge, and I’ve long said that taking care of the mental health of staff, customers and even the wider community should be a priority for any business. 

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To many people, mental health is a deeply personal issue, partly because there is so much stigma. And the numbers confirm it: just 13 per cent feel able to disclose a mental health issue to their line manager. And only 53 per cent of all employees feel comfortable talking about mental health issues like depression and anxiety at work at all. It’s a vicious cycle: evidence shows that those who do open up put themselves at risk of more serious repercussions for their mental health. I think that’s an unacceptable situation.

At Virgin, we take the mental health of our people and that of our wider community very seriously. And I’m proud to say that some of the Virgin companies are doing wonderful work to make sure their staff and customers are well and feel taken care. One fantastic and inspiring example is Virgin Australia, who have launched “Better Me”, a mobile and web-based platform for health and wellbeing of staff. And in the UK, Virgin Active have partnered with Salary Finance to explore and address the impact of financial wellbeing on our mental health.

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But there is always more that we could be doing. That’s why our team at Virgin Management brought together the People Directors of nearly all of our businesses this week to discuss ways in which we can ensure that mental health challenges don’t go unnoticed and that everyone in the Virgin family has somewhere to go when they feel their mental health is affected. Thankfully, there is a good amount of great research and best practice to learn from. Deloitte Monitor, who are supporting Mind UK as their national charity partner, have compiled a wide array of data to present a compelling case for business engagement on mental health. And to understand what effective business action could look like, look no further than Thames Water, who have built one of the most comprehensive employee wellbeing programmes I have ever seen. Equally important is building awareness in the broader public. Mental Health UK and CALM are just two examples of charities that have launched impactful and touching public campaigns to draw attention to very specific challenges.

It’s important to note that there are also now very helpful digital platforms, like Headspace and Soma Analytics that support businesses and employees in building greater resilience, through meditation, mindfulness training and other exercises.

These examples present just a small snapshot of how business can engage on mental health and wellbeing. But what’s important is that no business has any more excuses not to take action.

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