Jay Z and Beyonce released a new album called Everything is Love and they share their relationship with the world. They have called this album an art therapy session. Critics have given this album high reviews and it just so happens the couple will be touring soon. On this record Jay Z mentions a couple that they have been longtime friends with. He shouts out OG Juan and Desiree Perez. This couple has been working behind the scenes on several albums and often do not get the attention they deserve for their work.
This is the most personal record released by the couple. Not only are they open and honest they are mentioning everyone that played an important part in their life. This includes OG Juan as well as Dez. OG Juan has been working with Jay Z at Roc A Fella records since 1996. He has helped run the record company and was part of the daily operations. He also helped open and run the 40/40 club with Jay Z. OG Juan was first mentioned on The Black Album in 2003.While Dez did not help with the entire album she was still there for part of it and worked hard to help make it a success in the studio.
While OG Juan focused on running the 40/40 club he has been mentioned in different albums for Jay Z. The pair works so well together that they decided to open a sports agency called Roc Nation Sports and this has been another success. It is OG Juan himself that is President of this sports company. OG Juan and Dez have helped make a $150 million-dollar deal with Live Nation for concert promotions for Jay Z and Beyonce. The couple has some close friends and with all this money making it is nothing but love.
Stream Energy is renowned for its generosity and philanthropy services towards the community of Dallas and nationally. The company helped to alleviate the homeless after the devastating Hurricane Harvey that dropped over56 inches of hard rain across Houston and other surrounding neighbourhoods. The aftermath was people losing their properties, but Stream Energy was there to give a high hand of helping. The company used its yearly return to ensure their clients are safe and comfortable.
Stream Energy is a flourishing company that deals with energy sales, and it recently introduced the Stream Care to handle their philanthropy work. The company says that corporate philanthropy runs in the company DNA and believes the new charity foundation will formalise their ongoing locally and nationally charitable work. Stream Energy thinks that launching the company wing of philanthropy has the dual advantage to the company and also community. It states that giving back to the city brings out simultaneously earning loyalty and respect from public and clients. Corporate giving is highly and extensively publicised making it altruistic, but the C-levels executive embraces it as a practical buffer when business pitfall and scandals hit the company. It’s believed the American corporate are quite generous and in 2016 over $19 billion was donated to various national and international charities.
Stream Energy has long-term commitment and relationship with the Red Cross and the Habitats for Humanity to drive the local and also grassroots giving. The company uses a simple model of business through the selling of energy directly by paying their associates to build a network of devoted clients by delivering high-quality products and services. The Stream associates earn commission, and they choose a specific cause to support creating a chain of generosity.
Stream Energy is also deeply involved with taking care of the homeless. The company routinely track the homeless noting at least 24% increase in 2016, and it has teamed up with Hope Supply Co to provide clothing and other suppliers. The two companies covered the entrance fee for homeless children to have fun at Northern Texas Water Park putting a broad smile on their faces.
Louis Chenevert is the former CEO of the United Technologies Corporation. He is the most decorated CEO of this company. He started working in the company as a head of department before being promoted to the position of the CEO. His achievements in the company are huge and are felt years after he left the company. Why is this so? Louis Chenevert laid a foundation that involved accomplishing short-term goals while laying foundation for long-term goals. The initiatives he stared in the company are still being pursued by the current management since they were clearly thought out and needed not be swept under the carpet.
Among the priorities of Louis Chenevert while working for UTC was investing in technology and the employees. He knew that these two were interdependent. Technology needs trained and highly skilledemployees. For efficient deployment of the technology in the company, huge emphasis should fits be placed on the employees training. At UTC Louis Chenevert started job as the President of Pratt & Whitney in 1989. He was responsible for the invention of the geared turbofan jet engine. This remains one of his greatest achievements. This jet engine revolutionized the whole jet engine manufacturing industry. Due to efficiency of this engine, it is being used in the U.S military.
The willingness of Louis Chenevert to invest in technology and human resource is the driving force which the company is still riding on even today. It has not only led to the improvement of UTC but the whole American economy. The company employs thousands of people. Pratt &Whitney currently has manufacturing plants in Michigan, New York, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, and Georgia. These plants supply products to all the states in America. UTC has invested over $1 billion through these plants.
Louis Chenevert invested in technology because he had a vision this would the next biggest thing. Technology would create job opportunities for many young people in the company as its business expanded. Since he left the company, it is still employing thousands of people every year due to expansion of operations. These new employees will support the next generationof technological growth in the company.
Anyone venturing into the business world or aiming at becoming a successful entrepreneur needs to have the big picture in mind. Switzerland is known to produce some of the most talented entrepreneurs and business people like Mike Baur. Mike comes from a region known as Fribourg and he has been a celebrated entrepreneur especially in the banking industry. He currently serves as the Co-founder and an executive Chairman at Swiss Startup Factory. Those who know Mike can affirm that he has been in the Swiss banking industry for more than 20 years. He has even worked for some of the reputable major Private Banks in Swiss such as USB and Clariden Leu.
Mike is a man who got fascinated by Banking and Finance subjects since he was a teenager. When someone develops such a strong desire for something at that tender age, the power to pursue it is always irresistible. He started his journey towards his entrepreneurial vision in 2014 when he was 39 years old. He founded the Swiss Startup Factory together with his two close partners Max Mister and Oliver Walzer. Amazingly, Swiss Startup Factory has become the top privately financed company. Its ICT Startup Accelerator is independent, and this has given this company a great name in the country.
In most of the entrepreneurial programs running in the country, Mike is always involved. He is so dedicated to entrepreneurial programs that mostly touch on mentorship and youths. Mike is committed to giving other Switzerland Startups the financial help they need. At Swiss Startup Association, Mike offers his services in the capacity of a Co-founder and Director. Mike participated at the START Summiteer as a jury member. The Summiteer is usually pitched at the St Gallen University as a contest for start-ups. In January 2016, CTI Invest entered into a partnership deal with Swiss Startup Factory, and Mike became the Deputy Managing Director.
This businessman is a graduate of the Rochester University in New York and also of Berne University. He graduated with a master’s degree in Business Administration. His entrepreneurial journey, startup investments, and Swiss Banking background have been well profiled by The Wall Street Journal. It’s Mike who has been behind the Swiss Factory’s fundraising and financing rounds. The Swiss Startup Factory was founded with the objective of searching for digital business people and entrepreneurs with a clear vision of thriving in business. The company has strong network ties that offer these entrepreneurs exciting opportunities in Switzerland and across the globe.
Sheldon Lavin is the chief operating officer of the internationally known food processing company the OSI Group. He is the visionary behind the company’s growth from simply a company that processes and distributes meat throughout the Mid West into a global force in the food processing industry. Over the past 40 years, Sheldon Lavin has unleashed a global expansion plan that has resulted in the OSI Group providing meat, vegetable and dough products to customers in 85 countries. In recognition of his vision and persistence, Sheldon Lavin was given the 2016 Global Visionary Award.
After earning degrees in finance and accounting in college, Sheldon Lavin went on to have a very successful career in the banking industry. He then founded and ran an accounting firm. It was through that firm that Lavin became aware of and involved with the OSI Group. In the 1970s, the company, then called Otto & Sons, needed money to get equipment and larger facilities. So they turned to Lavin and his accounting firm. Seeing the potential the company possessed, Sheldon Lavin not only got Otto & Sons the finances they wanted, he began regularly purchasing the company’s stock.
When the company’s original owners retired in the 1980s, Sheldon Lavin owned enough shares of Otto & Sons stock to take over the company. He changed its name to the OSI Group and formulated a detailed plan for expanding the company into a global operation. Lavin instituted a series of thoughtful, forward-looking worker, food production and environmental stewardship policies and procedures to guide the company’s activities. He wanted to ensure the OSI Group not only offered the highest quality products, but maintained an excellent worker, food and environmental safety record as well.
A husband, father and grandfather, family is very important to Sheldon Lavin. And he has managed to maintain a family atmosphere among the staff at the OSI Group even as the company grew to have more than 20,000 workers. Lavin created an excellent benefits package for the staff that ensured they and their loved ones are treated well. He also maintains an open-door policy and solicits ideas from rank and file staff, regularly dines with employees on every level of the company and encourages everyone to call him by his first name. This type of leadership has helped the entire staff to feel they have a real stake in the success of the OSI Group.
Whitney Wolfe is recognized as one of Forbes 30 under 30 businesswomen. This is in regard to her dating app that has over 3 million users in less than 3 years since its foundation. Her dating app bumble is a feminist dating site that allows the women to make the first move. Unlike other dating apps, in Bumble, when two people are found to be a match, only the woman can initiate conversation. If the man does not respond in 24 hours, then the match disappears.
Whitney’s inspiration in creating Bumble was to create a friendly dating environment for women. Since in this app the woman making the first move is the only way to get the conversation started, it does away with stereotyping common in the dating scene. In other sites, women get judged and tagged as desperate or headstrong just because they made the first move.
Apart from giving women the upper hand, Bumble has features that helps its users to find female friends as well as jobs. It’s Bumble BFF and Bumble biz features, it allows its users to find friendship and develop their careers. It’s Bumbles way of empowering women and providing them with a safe place to be themselves without fear of criticism from the opposite sex. Because of this, Bumble has become a leader in the dating scene in less than three years.
Before founding Bumble, Whitney was the co-founder of Tinder, a dating app under the Match Group. When she left the company and started her own, her idea of a feminist app proved to be a favorites in the market. this resulted in Whitney Wolfe being approached by executives from Match to sell Bumble. It is said that Match was willing to pay up to 1 billion dollars for Bumble. However, Whitney declined the offer.
After failing to convince Whitney Wolfe to sell her company to them, Match resorted to another method; a law suit against Bumble. Match filled a law suit claiming that Bumble had breached patent. They argue that the swipe left to connect feature is a feature borrowed from their app. They also claim that since Bumble’s Top executives are from Tinder, they had access to Tinder’s upcoming projects. Considering the fact that this law suit comes after a negative response from Whitney in regards to selling out to match, this could be a way of match bullying Bumble into submission.
In a February, 2017 interview published in CEOCFO Magazine. David McDonald, current President and Chief Operating Officer of the OSI Group, LLC, discussed how he encourages innovation and a sense of entrepreneurship at the company. He stated that, in large part, it is the clients who inspire the employees of OSI to be inventive in creating ground breaking solutions for everyday problems. McDonald stated that he believes that it is the real-world challenges which are raised by customers when asking for practical solutions to existing obstacles that enable the company to put their best foot forward.
According to McDonald, when an issue is raised that has a tight deadline, it motivates OSI workers to think outside the box. The employees creatively utilize consumer insight to generate improved food development, resources and products. Client inspiration and motivation also helps motivate OSI business leaders, McDonald stated. This occurs when management can determine effective ways to use global sourcing to generate novel and cost-effective methods for solving their customer’s problems.
A resident of northeast Iowa through his college years, McDonald was raised on a farm, which influenced his future aspirations. In 1987 McDonald graduated from Iowa State University after having completed his undergraduate degree in animal science. He also received the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award, an early indicator of his future leadership abilities. Joining OSI Industries upon graduation, McDonald moved to Chicago and began his steady climb up the ladder to become the company’s president and COO.
OSI Industries provisions food services to companies across the globe as an international premier supplier. OSI has offices in 17 countries representing more than 65 individual facilities and employing more than 20,000 employees. The company concentrates on making high quality food products accessible to its customers, constantly striving to increase customer satisfaction through an individualized approach.
Some of Mr. McDonald’s more impressive accomplishments include improving global food production sustainability and working with OSI China to supply the Beijing 2008 Olympics games with food. McDonald is also credited with increasing the company’s presence in Europe through the purchase of Baho Food. He had this to say about the purchase: “The company’s portfolio of products and brands complements OSI’s current processing strengths while broadening our capabilities to best serve the evolving needs of our customers.”
In addition to currently serving as President and COO at OSI Group, LLC. McDonald is a member of the Board of Directors for the North American Meat Institute having also served among the organization’s past chairmen. McDonald also functions as an Independent Director at Marfrig Global Foods S.A.
It is the high-profile politicians who garner a lot of attention from the media and people always. But it needs to be realized that these people are able to push their agenda just because they have the resources for it. This requires a lot of money. George Soros is a billionaire, and he funds a number of progressive projects. George Soros comes from a Jewish family. He was a Nazi collaborator too. His mom was anti-Semitic and ashamed of the fact that she was a Jew. For her, this was a stigma. This is why she always desired to escape from it.He is also behind the funding of mainstream leftist media. George Soros has ties with nearly 30 news outlets. All of these are in mainstream media. His funding includes the Media Matters organization. All are aware that it is a Clinton ally. Its media outlets include The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and much more.
George Soros has created a “Shadow Party” comprising of all those leftist organizations which have control over Democrat Party.In addition, he funds the Democrat presidential nominee, namely, Hillary Clinton. Already, he has given $9 million to pro-Clinton Super PACs. Still, George Soros remains connected with Donald Trump, the President of US. This is why he has also funded the Trump International Hotel & Tower based in Chicago. His contribution to this project was $160 million. Due to these reasons, both of them share an amiable relationship.The Ohio Gov., namely, John Kasich has the support of George Soros. This helped him immensely in winning the elections.George Soros is the founder of The Open Society Foundation. He believes that the refugee crisis in Europe needs to be accepted by all as normal. It should not be reacted to. It is time that people moves ahead from there.
George Soros maintains that the governments have to learn to respond and even adjust to this as it is the new reality of today. This crisis taking place in Europe along with the Mediterranean has to be looked at in a different way. Long-term planning is going to help in handling this issue. He is asking to make a change in the fundamental approach. He is highly concerned with the intolerance being meted out to the migrants. He says that this needs to be fought against.George Soros has funded Black Lives Matter. His organization, the Open Source Foundation has given nearly $33 million to them during the past year.The investments of George Soros in U.S. along with foreign companies that are in the shale oil and gas extraction are on a steady rise. This is because Obama administration always advocated using natural gas as it will provide a clean future free of pollution.
Dating can be stressful. It is difficult to visit different places expecting to find your better half. Even when you land a date, you are not sure whether you will like them. It may also not be a long-term commitment, and many may not comprehend how to beat the odds. Online dating apps thus have relieved a bit of pressure for women as they offer a low-risk solution into knowing someone.
But the same method can be used to make friends and even weed out office divas and mean girls to have a genuine connection with somebody. Following the launch of Bumble, the common women-powered dating app by Whitney Wolfe, her busy lifestyle indicated she had much little time for making friends. After realizing that the Bumble users were already utilizing the app as a way of meeting general friends and even romantic partners, Whitney Wolfe decided to make it simpler, and Bumble BFF was started.
Bumble BFF is the module in the Bumble dating app. After downloading the Bumble app, you sign up via Facebook which is an easy way to login and the app will extract your basic information in addition to your photo albums. It is stealth and people on the Facebook profile will know you have interacted with the app.
After you are logged in, you need to create your basic profile. The profile is what every user on both dating and BFF module sees when they browse for their match. There is small but enough room to write your paragraph outline. Thus you need to select a few interests and targeted traits that are most descriptive.
Whitney Wolfe is the CEO and founder of Bumble, who is 26-year-old. Wolfe started his first business at the age of 19 years. Her bamboo tote bags sales benefited those influenced by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the year 2010.
Whitney Wolfe launched the app in March 2014 after deserting Tinder, another app for dating that she co-founded. Five million conversations got initiated in the app’s first eight months of functioning. Bumble BFF is situated in Austin, Texas and has employed 35 people globally.
Jim Dondero is an investor and entrepreneurial magnate. He is the co-founder of Highland Capital Management Company, a collateralized loan obligations specialty firm. Dondero is an accountant and finance expert by profession as an alumnus of the University of Virginia. His first interest as an investor was in real estate before shifting to the credit market after a tumultuous economic experience. Before celebrating his fifth year as an alumnus, James Dondero was in charge of American Express’s $1 billion fixed-income assets. He went on to begin his insurance company in partnership with Mark Okada, which finally became Highland Capital Management. The company ventured into other markets beyond its original credit portfolio after the launch of its initial alternative mutual fund offer in 2000.
Jim Dondero is the pioneer of collateralized loan obligations portfolio as co-founder of Highland Capital Management, the global largest CLO trader. His investment genius further includes his turnaround of the bankrupt Warren Buffet energy company as well as his investment in the Airline industry. Dondero is however not the usual heavy hitter business magnate. On the contrary, he’s an introvert, a trait uncommon to the most business tycoon. Nevertheless, Dondero is thinking, intuition and perceiving traits put him in the category of creative minds. He cites his love for “puzzle solving” as his edge in a business characterized by thinking about turnarounds, multifaceted debt deals, and new trends relevant to Highland’s way of doing business.
Dondero’s brainchild Highland Capital Management provides entrepreneurs with liquid and relatively cheap access to a couple of its top investment ideas incubated by Dondero through the close to $1 billion Highland’s global allocation fund. The fund is unique to similar funds offered by peer organizations. Highland’s fund further holds half of the securities owned by an average global allocation fund. It further focuses on the limited collection of themes from a single firm to several companies within the same industry. Latest theses include Argentina, master limited partnership and Vistra Energy reorganizing. Dondero’s masterpiece portfolio generates big performance momentums. For instances, the Highland global allocation fund ranked first in the global fund allocation category in 2014.