Jason Hope is one of the foremost entrepreneurs in the state of Arizona. He has founded dozens of highly successful startup companies, including Jawa, the first premium mobile content streaming service, which successfully proved that the premium content streaming model, especially to mobile devices, is viable. With this business, Jason Hope was able to beat such major names as Google and Apple to the premium content streaming business by more than 10 years, rightfully giving him the title as the inventor of that business model.
Recently, Hope has taken to the internet, writing about a variety of different topics that have interested him for the better part of his life. One of the main topics the Hope has been writing and blogging about has been coming advent of the Internet of Things and how these new technologies will change the way the people live their lives.
One aspect of the Internet of Things that Jason Hope has addressed and that many people are not aware of is that the aviation industry has already had Internet of Things technologies in place and functioning as an integral part of the United States air travel system. For example, Jason Hope points out that a system called VOR, short for Very High Frequency Omindirectional Range, represents one of the first forms of highly accurate navigation through directional radio beacons. These directional radio beacons are the foundation of many Internet of Things technologies, including automated vacuum cleaners, some aspects of self-driving vehicle navigation systems and even the highly accurate geolocation technology that allows people’s phones to be precisely traced to within a few feet.
Hope says that it is likely that the Internet of Things and related technologies well help to shape U.S. air travel into the future. Jason Hope believes that air travel of the future will involve autonomous vehicles. He believes that regional air travel and even local air travel between relatively close cities will become a commonplace event.
Hope says that technologies like automated flying drone-like vehicles and automated systems by which those autonomous vehicles can navigate will help to make short hops, such as those between cities less than 100 miles apart, a highly economical and time effective way to travel.
Hope says that Internet of Things technologies may allow flying taxis the ability to make 100-mile journeys it as little as 15 minutes, end to end. This could completely revolutionize the way in which people travel.
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Born in Montréal, Louis Chênevert is a legend in the world of Canadian business. Throughout his career, he’s found ways to make his presence felt in a number of industries. He’s even become well-known in the States.
Chênevert was educated at HEC Montreal, the oldest business school in Canada. After graduation, he got his career started at General Motors Canada. He ended up staying there for 14 years, working his way up the ranks. Following that experience, Louis Chênevert found himself at Pratt & Whitney Canada. After seven years there, he departed for United Technologies Corporation.
UTC was an interesting challenge for Chênevert, but one he was wildly successful at. He joined the UTC team as COO in 2006. By 2008, he was CEO. UTC is a multinational corporation that has a lot of fingers in a lot of pies. In this role, it was necessary to be able to think long-term. At times, Chênevert was charged with creating 30-year plans.
Much of this was due to the nature of UTC’s clients. They include military forces from around the world. In making airplane engines, it’s important to make something durable that can stand the test of time. Safety is also a huge consideration.
Two of the most important things Chênevert did at UTC were managing personalities and nurturing talent. UTC is a big ship. Everyone wants to be involved in steering it. Every single client wants to be heard, too. Louis Chênevert’s people skills were crucial in keeping everyone informed and happy.
Talent is particularly important in a business like UTC. The best engineers are needed to create the best products. If they’re going to stick around, those people will also need to feel heard and acknowledged. Again, Chênevert excelled in doing this.
Chênevert credits his listening skills and ability to follow-through as keys to his career success. He knows that C-level executives can best achieve efficiencies by listening to their employees.
Vijay Eswaran has emerged as a prominent business leader in Malaysia with the net worth of over $500 million. As the founder and executive chairman of the QI Group of Companies, Vijay Eswaran is looked upon by many in the field of direct selling and multi-level marketing. He was introduced to binary marketing and multi-level marketing while he was still studying in the United Kingdom and the United States, but it is when he moved back to Malaysia in 1998 when he took multi-level marketing seriously. In the very same year, he formed QI Inc, which went on to become one of the most successful multi-level marketing firms of all time with the annual turnover of more than $750 million as per Forbes, and with operations in over twenty countries and counting.
Vijay Eswaran has achieved a lot of success in the field of multi-level marketing and has even worked with an MLM firm in the United States named Synaptics. In the United Kingdom, Vijay Eswaran has also done a professional course to understand binary marketing more thoroughly. Vijay Eswaran has the extensive educational qualification and has done Masters in Business Administration from the top United States University, named Southern Illinois University. He has done his graduation from one of the high economics schools in the world, London School of Economics. Vijay Eswaran had the opportunity to travel extensively across the length and breadth of Europe after completing his graduation in London, and has worked at the construction site in Belgium and has even picked grapes in the vineyards of France. Working in various countries and meeting people of diverse backgrounds has helped Vijay Eswaran learn a lot about different cultures.
Vijay Eswaran is also known for the numerous books he has written over the years on self-care, personal development, business growth, spirituality, motivation, and so on. Vijay Eswaran recently wrote an article on leadership skills and said that the leader should be ready to make a sacrifice for the betterment and the growth of the company. Leaders should be inspired and motivated because it is them that the employees look upon and follow. Vijay Eswaran has spoken on various subjects like personality development, spirituality, and other associated topics on many different world events and important stages, including in India at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. Vijay Eswaran believes that the people who are in the field of MLM must be self-motivated because it needs patience and perseverance to grow and succeed in this field.
Mr. Randal Alan Nardone popularly known as Randy, J.D first started the Thacher Proffit & wood as a partner, he went up the ladder at BlackRock financial, and after some time he joined the union bank of Switzerland. While with one top Swiss bank he decided to start his own company and to fulfill this the Fortress Investment Group was born. This idea came as a result of his experience and expertise in the field.
As per now Randal Nardone is the Chief executive officer of the fortress company and has made a tremendous contribution to its growth and development. The company is doing well due to the high-quality services it offers to its client under the leadership of this ambitious man Randal. Through the years he has continued to show his high-quality skills and expertise in the finance field and has acquired incredible experience from the years he has grown through this field.
Though doing incredibly well in the finance area, it was not Randal Nardone thing because he is a Boston University school of law graduate and also a master’s holder in the same field. What made him shift is that after working for few companies and learned how the field of finance could be interlinked with other legal sectors he found himself more interested in it and this lead him to switch from the law, and he finally joined the financial industry. The other members of this investment group are helping and leading each other to an impressive career.
Today the Fortress Investment Group is one of the top notable investment on the NYSE names. As days pass by many companies are opting to choose the investment group due to its quality top class services its offering to its clients. Looking at the employee’s review about the company under the leadership of Randal Nardone they have positively confessed how he and his administration try daily to make Fortress a great place.
After the purchase of the fortress investment group by the Softbank Randal Nardone reacted in a very positive manner when asked to say something on the same he said that he was optimistic about the sale and that it would even boost the growth of the investment and make it attain access to great credit sources. In the Softbank deal Fortress shares sold at $8.08 per share initially, they traded at $5.83 which was a great deal to the investors.
Office settings have changed a lot over the years. One significant change that seemed to be unexpected is females on the executive board. Many people have the idea that men will always outwork women because of the belief that women should not have to do as much work as a man. Susan McGalla proved that although she is a woman she is always ready to work no matter what gender her peers are. Susan McGalla is from Liverpool, Ohio where she was raised by her dad who was a coach and her two brothers. Her father taught her at a young at that even though she was a girl she still had to work just as hard as anyone else.
In 1996 Susan McGalla began working at American Eagle Outfitters. When she started working there, males were the dominant gender in the company. After all the company was for men. The males at the company were not sold on the ideas that McGalla had because they felt that a woman did not have as much knowledge of a male as a male does. McGalla proved them wrong over the years by being on time to meetings and have great idea for the brand. After some time at the company. Susan McGalla became the Chief Merchandising Officer and the President of American Outfitters.
Susan McGalla becoming the President of a brand that was created for males sent positive signals to women everywhere. Susan McGalla has been a consultant for many companies including her own P3 Executive Consulting. After departing from American Eagle Outfitters McGalla was able to display her love for football and business as the Vice President of Business Strategy for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Susan McGalla has proven to women everywhere that they can do anything they put their minds to.
Because Tony Petrello is a very successful businessman and CEO of Nabors Industries his work as a philanthropist is often overlooked. Late last year the highly paid CEO donated $7 million of his own money to Texas Children’s Hospital of Houston. Unlike many wealthy individuals, Tony Petrello sees philanthropy as more than just a hobby or tax write off. It is something he is deeply passionate about and puts a lot of effort into. Yet his many charitable contributions are routinely ignored. This doesn’t stop Petrello though. After all he doesn’t do it for the recognition.
Tony Petrello’s philanthropist efforts often revolve around medical research and patient care. It is obvious that he has a particularly soft spot for those suffering from an illness. This can most likely be attributed to the fact that his daughter suffers from periventricular leukomalacia (PVL). The neurological disease is debilitating leading to a host of physical issues. It is most often caused by a premature birth. Seeing his daughter struggling led him to seek out answers that would improve her quality of life.
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Unfortunately, Tony Petrello did not find the answers he was looking for, instead he realized that there had been little research done regarding childhood neurological diseases. Knowing this he decide to team up with the Texas Children’s Hospital. He has been actively supporting the hospital’s neurological research center for more than 10 years.
Tony Petrello also has his hands in many philanthropy efforts based in education. He is a constant contributor to an endowment for an annual prize at Yale University, his alma mater. He donated well over a $100,000 to the award.
About Nabors Industries
Nabors Industries is a global oil & gas drilling service company founded in the late 1960’s. No land drilling company brings in more revenue yearly than Nabors. 500 rigs working in more than 25 countries is very tough to compete against.
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Amazon, one of Warren Buffet’s largest stock investments is now partnering with the legendary investor’s firm, Berkshire Hathaway to build a new pharmacy company. This company, which is said to be a planned integration with Amazon’s marketplace is also predicted to be a big healthcare disrupter. The middleman will be cut out in this new company which could affect how current pharmacy chains like CVS and Walgreens also operate. But even though some Wall Street insiders are uneasy about the move by Amazon, investor Paul Mampilly says healthcare stock owners may not be in as much trouble as they think. Read more about Paul Mampilly at Talk Markets.
Mampilly said that Amazon has moved into business niches before with plans to take over them but hasn’t completely succeeded. For example, they appeared to be getting a leg up on Netflix when they announced they were rolling out a big new streaming service through Instant Video and Prime. But Netflix surged back and gained an edge on them again in recent years. They also seemed to drive Kroger’s stock down when they announced their new grocery store alternative plan with Whole Foods. But this new low price disruptive shopping idea hasn’t quite caught on the way they thought, and Kroger’s stock is now up as high as it’s ever been. No doubt there will be some changes to the way prescription drugs are sold with this new plan of Amazon’s, but well-known chains will likely not be going anywhere.
Paul Mampilly worked in big banks for over 10 years, but when it comes to buying stocks he really is his own man. He has the Wall Street credentials with a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University and a master’s from Fordham, and he was a portfolio manager for Deutsche Bank, Banker’s Trust and ING. He also was a managing director for 7 years at Kinetics International Fund, a big Wall Street hedge fund, and a former winner of the Templeton Foundation investment competition. But he’s been much happier since retiring from the corporate life and now writing his own newsletters.
Paul Mampilly writes three newsletters, “Profits Unlimited,” “Extreme Fortunes” and “True Momentum” for Banyan Hill. He doesn’t actually manage subscribers’ portfolios but he does show them how to build them and manage their own stocks. Mampilly also shows his subscribers which stocks are doing well by giving them an inside look at his own portfolio, and thus far he’s gained hundreds of thousands of subscribers. Read this article at Seeking Alpha.
Sheldon Lavin is a very successful and experienced financial services professional. He is also the CEO and chairman of the internationally known food processing company the OSI Group. Lavin has degrees in finance and accounting from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois. He also graduated from Roosevelt University with a degree in science. After spending several years in the banking industry, Lavin started Sheldon Lavin and Associates, a financial consulting firm. In the 1980s, he took control of the OSI Group and began marketing its products globally.
Along with his business commitments, Lavin is also actively involved in charity and philanthropy. He has made significant and consistent donations to Ronald McDonalds House, Feeding America, Jewish United Funds, the United Negro College Fund, the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago and a host of other organizations. Sheldon Lavin also worked with the Fish & Wildlife Foundation for many years and even served as the organization’s director. He is also general trustee of the Rush University Medical Center. It is all part of Lavin’s desire to help his community.
Since taking over the OSI Group about 40 years ago, Sheldon Lavin has led the company through a period of consistent growth. The OSI Group now has 70 facilities for processing food in 17 countries on 5 continents. The company also has long-term customers in 85 countries around the world. Plus, under Lavin’s leadership the company has won dozens of awards for effective environmental management, worker safety and excellence in food production. In addition to being a three-time winner of the British Safety Council’s Globe of Honor, the World Vision Academy of India named Sheldon Lavin their Global Visionary for 2016.
Now an 86 year old husband, father and grandfather, Sheldon Lavin is still actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the OSI Group. A much beloved chief executive officer, Lavin has worked to maintain a family atmosphere among the company’s over 20,000 employees. He encourages the staff to call him by his first name, regularly shares meals with people on every level of the company and has an open-door policy so employees can share their ideas, concerns and meaningful information with him.
Sheldon Lavin says the thing he feels best about is the comprehensive benefits program he established for workers at the company. The program not only covers members of the company’s staff, but their loved ones and extended family as well.
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Oil is a lucrative fossil fuel that plays a critical role in the everyday existence of a human being. For the longest time, the Mexican oil industry has been run by the government and thus making it hard for foreign companies to join the energy market. Recently, the government has relented on its hard standings and has allowed foreigners to enter the oil business. As a result of the new reforms, numerous players have taken strategic positions to ensure they reap big from the rare opportunity. Talos Energy is one of the leading heavyweights in the oil industry that is prepared to enter the Mexican sector and take advantage of the government’s decision. The conglomerate entered into a partnership with Premier Oil Plc, and Sierra oil & Gas to start operations in Mexico.
The first foreign offshore well will be located in Sureste Basin.The well is referred to as Zama-1 and is estimated to contain between 100 and 500 million barrels of unexplored crude oil. According to Premier Oil Plc, the drilling works at Zama-1 should take less than 90 days, and they estimate it will cost $16 million. When the Mexican Government made their decision to open their oil industry to foreign companies, the three companies were the first to make their bid for the exploration rights, and they won during the first round.Talos Energy is among the most respected enterprises in the gas and oil exploration industry.
Talos is the brainchild of Tim Duncan and several other partners after they acquired equity worth over $600 million. The firm has a workforce of about 120 workers and is capable of producing more than 16,000 barrels of crude oil per day.For the period of Talos Energy has been operational, it has achieved several accomplishments that were previously reserved for experienced companies in the industry. The firm was ranked the best SME to work for by research company, Workplace Dynamics. Tim Duncan attributes these feats to the enterprise’s culture, workplace policies, and real structures. Talos Energy has allowed its employees to hold equity. This strategy has impacted a sense of ownership between workers and team players and has enabled the company to function as a unit.
Equities First Holdings is an alternative baking solution. The form deals with shareholding loans. The company has been operating for the last 15 years. The firm was started by Al Christy who is also the CEO of the firm. As the company celebrates its 15th year in the industry, Al Christy is pleased with the success the firm has had so far. A huge number of people have benefited from the services they offer. In the United States, the firm has completed over 700 transactions worth more than one billion dollars within the last 4 years. The CEO credits this success to the determination and patience the company has had. They came up with an original idea of shareholding loans which has successfully matched the needs of their clients. The company has stuck with their unique business model which has enabled them to move their business to various locations with ease.