Scott Rocklage Sheds Light on His Meteoric Rise to Medical and Business Excellence

Business Executives

Scott Rocklage is widely considered to be a leading entrepreneur and medical practitioner in the U.S. With over three decades’ worth of experience, MR. Rocklage has proven to be a competent expert in healthcare management with insightful leadership responsibilities that led to the development of three new drug applications ( Omniscan, Cubicin and Teslascan.)

Scott Rocklage’s portfolio includes impressive positions such as serving as the President and CEO of Nycomed Salutar, Kinestral, Relypsa and Cidara among many more. Dr. Rocklage is an alumnus of the University of California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Afterward, he pursued a PhD in Chemistry from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

Scott Rocklage is credited for being a co-inventor and inventor on over 20 U.S. patents and more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. A recent interview with the seasoned doctor helped shed some light into his personal and professional life. Read more: Scott Racklage | Crunchbase

The Origin of the Business Idea

According to Rocklage, his business model is based on a life science venture capital firm. Known as 5AM Ventures, the enterprise focuses on building new companies by providing them with the necessary tools to develop and flourish.

How a Typical Day Looks Like

Scott Rocklage doesn’t have a typical day. Each day comes with new opportunities and expectations. For starters, he spends certain days studying emerging areas of life science while others a spent collaborating with the portfolio’s management staff by drafting and attending Board meetings.

How Ideas Are Brought To Life

By working with various professionals such as physicians, business executives and scientists, Rocklage is in a prime position to transform viable ideas into potential medicine to cure various illnesses lacking proper treatment.

Strategies That Have Helped the Business Grow

According to Rocklage, staying true to the company’s objectives has played an integral role in growing the company to unprecedented heights. More importantly, he firmly believes in adopting ethics as well as implementing customer feedback to perfection.

Failures He Has Experienced As an Entrepreneur and How He Overcame Them

Rocklage cites poor management as one of leading failures during his early business career. When you hire the wrong person for a job, it directly affects performance and the overall goals will not be achieved in the long run.

Julia Jackson is Successful in Helping Women and in the Wine Business

Business Leader, Wine Industry

Julia JacksonJulia Jackson is in the midst of a fascinating career in the winemaking industry and is one of the proprietors of an award-winning company with decades of tradition behind it. Her parents, Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke, have both made a substantial impact on the wine industry with their careers, and Julia is following in their footsteps.Her mother has provided inspiration for Julia to develop a nonprofit that celebrates extraordinary women. Barbara Banke runs Jackson-Family Wines and Julia admires her intellect and smarts in so doing. She also relates that her mother is authentically herself and has been a wonderful role model for her. The nonprofit that she founded, Cambria Seeds of Empowerment, attempts to do the same for other aspiring girls and young women.This foundation celebrates those women who display strength in leadership while overcoming life’s adversity and hardship. They award cash grants to worthy participants who are making a difference in their local community. Julia Jackson

Some of the pillars of their criteria include equality, community, and spirit. Jackson has felt compelled to act in this way as she noticed a dearth of positive role models for younger, impressionable girls who are aspiring to reach greater heights.Julia Jackson has been extensively educated in the wine business with her life’s experiences. She has also achieved a formal education in an effort to further her business life and develop her artistic side. The latter was accomplished by herBachelor of Arts, Studio Arts degree from Scripps College. The former was achieved by her Certificate in General Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.Cardinale is one brand that Jackson-Family produces that is grown in the famous Napa Valley. This is one unique wine which is crafted from the mountain vineyards of the valley. The rocky soil conditions produce a vintage with distinct qualities that can’t be found elsewhere.

The Brown Modeling Agency: Taking Texas Talent to New Heights

Beauty World

These days, many modeling agencies call themself “full service,” yet it is often rare to find one that truly offers the expanse of talents and models that many high fashion brands, companies and events are looking for.

It is for that reason that the Wilhelmina agency bought the Heyman Talent South agency in 2015 and decided to re brand the new entity as The Brown Modeling Agency. Since its inception in 2015, The Brown Agency has soared to incredible heights and become a house hold name in the fashion and modeling industries. Prior to becomming The Brown Agency, Wilhelmina and Heyman Talent South were two of the South’s biggest talent agencies. By combining themselves into one group and launching The Asgency, the two agencies became an unstoppable force and a true full service agency. Additionally, by combining the two companies and launching The Brown Agency, they are now able to offer a wider depth of talent including not only models and actors, but talented people with many skillsets, including niche work.

The Brown Modeling Agency is based in Austin and has several satellite offices and hubs throughout Texas and across the country, including Los Angeles. The women and men in Texas have been well known for their attention to their looks and sense of style and The Brown Agency provides company with that unique brand of Texas look and style from its huge selection of models, actors and other talented individuals.

The Brown Agency is spearheaded by Justin Brown. Brown was previously the leader at Wilhelmina Austin and he continues his role as Chief Executive Officer of The Brown Agency. The acting division of The Brown Agency is led by Michael B. Bonnee who previously was the founder of Heyman Talent South. Bonnee is known in the industry as a gifted leader that helps actors take their craft to the next level and land roles that serve as the cornerstones for career success.

Since The Brown Agency launched in 2015 its talented models and actors have worked globally with some of the top brands that exist in today’s fashion market. The resume of brands that rely on the Brown Agency to provide top talent include Dell, L’Oreal and Louis Vuitton, amongst thousands of others that frequently work with the agency.

The Brown Agency launched in Sept. 2015. The models of The Brown Agency have strutted their stuff across Fashion Weeks throughout the world, including New York Fashion Week.

The Brown Agency prides itself on providing these brands with true talent that is born and bred in Texas, although that is not a requirement. The Brown Agency continues to rapidly grow and will be delightful to see what is in store for the agency in the future! Follow the Brown Agency on Instagram.

Alexandre Gama Has Built A Prestigious Career In Brazilian Advertising


     Alexandre Gama is involved in the fields of communications and advertising in Brazil. His skill as a CEO and founder has placed Neogama in the 20 top advertising agencies within Brazil. He was well educated and has his Advertising and Communications degree. His career began in 1982 and he has since received awards for his exceptional abilities in copywriting. He founded his own business in 1999 and promotes excellence in Brazilian communications.

Alexandre Gama is also a part of the music industry and the founder of VIOLAB. This project focuses on acoustic guitars and encompasses a recording studio, radio program, recording label, and promotion of the best Brazilian acoustic guitar players on YouTube. His work was featured at the Brazilian Art Museum in 2014 and was the first exhibit of this type ever displayed in Brazil. His exhibit was unique and brought excitement to the cultural events in São Paulo.

He invested in the Briggs Automotive Company in Liverpool in 2014 and became a shareholder in high-end sports cars. By 2016 Alexandre Gama’s career had grown to the point where he had won 23 Lions. His creativity and strategies in the business world are exemplary and in 2002 he joined Neogama with and agency based in London called BBH. This was when Neogama/BHH was formed and Alexander Gama remained the major shareholder in the business. In the same year Neogama was honored as the agency of the year and he became the newest agency ever to receive the Caboré award.

George Soros, Propagating an Open Society

Business Leader, Philanthropy

Philosophers spend their entire lives figuring out the best possible systems within which humanity can thrive. They spent their lives and legacies on that and some have been known to propagate those philosophies which when implemented by powerful regimes, impose themselves on other civilizations. Karl Popper, however, figured out that there was no global or unanimous system under which all humanity could operate and thrive. He came up with the Open Society philosophy which suggests democratic rule and inclusiveness: a system of civilization that permitted other forms of civilization to exist without interference despite the ability and power to. He went on to list numerous philosophies that could never allow the Open Society to exist without its imposition on them.

However, by imposing itself, the Open Society would prove fallacious and a contradiction of its very essence. He resolved to spread it and managed to get it taught to University students.George Soros is the world’s most philanthropic man who has given a whopping 12 billion dollars to philanthropy over his lifetime, mostly through the Open Society Foundations. He is also one of the world’s richest men alive and his possessions are valued at 26 billion dollars. He was once a student at the London School of Economics where he first came across the Open Society philosophy. The argument put forth by Karl Popper propagating the philosophy that explained how past dynasties fell for imposing their ways of life on minority civilizations got to him.

The philosopher had given many examples of such regimes, one of them being the Nazi Regime under which Soros and his family had been persecuted for their identities. The regime had occupied Hungary and killed 500,000 Jews in a bid to impose its ideologies on the Germanic people of Hungary. That example severely struck relevance of the theory and philosophy in the mind of George Soros. Rather than desire revenge, he desired to assist other communities facing such oppression to come out of it. He thought of ways he could realize the prescriptions of philosophy without imposing. Unlike his teacher, Karl Popper (indirectly through his publications), intelligent and innovative Soros came up with a subtle way to propagate the Open Society.

Rather than use abrasiveness to empower and to liberate, Soros figured out that the way to go was the Philanthropic way. He knew the odds of succeeding were low but that motivates him more. George always loved a challenge and even made his fortune through hedge funds; the riskiest way to invest. He, therefore, resolved to invest his fortunes in propagating an Open Society: one he nears to achieve every passing day. He founded and funded the Open Society Foundations which provides financial support to civil society groups globally. The foundations do so with an aim to emancipating the oppressed by:

  • Advancing justice
  • Improve and spread education
  • Bettering public health
  • Strengthening media groups to be independent and free from intimidation.