In February 2018 a picture made its way to the internet and instantly became a viral sensation. The picture was of rap mogul Jay Z standing in front of a crowd of people with Roc Nation Sports President OG Juan Perez. They were in the middle of celebrating OG Juan’s 50th birthday and it was quite the celebration. In fact, according to Jay Z himself, the night’s festivities topped 100K dollars! That is an immense amount of money to be spent on a birthday and it left many wondering who OG Juan Perez is and why is his birthday celebration cost what we would normally see spent on A-list celebrities.
To understand OG Juan and Sean Carter’s friendship, first you need to understand who OG Juan is and where he comes from. Born in Harlem, OG Juan grew up enthralled with the music business and how it is produced. After high school, OG Juan remained deeply entrenched in the music production business and had his own local recording studio where he honed his craft. Ultimately OG Juan was introduced to Jay Z in 1996 through Roc A Fella co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke and the rest was history. Through working together, OG Juan and Jay Z developed a deep friendship to the point where they go on family outings together and OG Juan is frequently mentioned in Jay Z songs.
The party for OG Juan’s 50th was extravagant and the buzz was that Jay Z was the one who covered the costs. These costs included a 13K dollar dinner, a 9K dollar round at a bar, and a whopping 91K dollars in champagne at the Playhouse Club. However, Jay Z went on record to say the OG Juan actually footed the bill for his own birthday celebration that evening showing that it’s not only the famous people in the Roc family that possess a large bankroll.
Eric Lefkofsky has made name for himself when it comes to helping cancer doctors better attend to their patients. Lefkofsky has a company called Tempus that gives physicians the ability to give spot on care for their cancer stricken patients. That very technology offers direct personalized care mainly through a platform that is an interactive analytical machine. Lefkofsky is no stranger to the tech industry with a background as the Chairman and co-founder of the well known corporation know as Groupon. In addition to that, he has taken on roles as the co-founder of Uptake Technologies. This is a business that leads the industry when it comes to predictive analytics in all of the worlds’s biggest industry environments.
The idea for Tempus, as Lefkofsky puts it, came to him years ago when a relative was suffering from cancer. He quickly discovered the lack of access these doctors had to viable technology and data within the healthcare industry. This pushed Lefkofsky to find if there were any person or business using technology on a large scale to assist cancer patients within the clinical environments. Since there was no one or business doing it at the time, Lefkofsky was determined to to create it himself.
As for him, Lefkofsky says his ideas come from searching for solutions. His strengths are in problems solving along with his business partner Brad. Lefkosky makes it a point to search in areas where there are a lot of needed solutions. They have stuck by a module of finding the immediate problems and work on the solution.
Lefkofsky is very excited about the world of Biotech. He has seen in his lifetime disruptive technology such as the internet, microprocessors and mobile. He sees a movement in technology that will be a huge paradigm shift to all of us. Having the ability to peak inside our bodies and confront diseases head on will be a big deal in the years to come. That kind of technology will strive to keep us alive much longer and advance civilization as we know it. Lefkosky has spent years as an entrepreneur, in which, he states allows him to handle the world’s complex issues.
It was recently announced that China’s largest retailer, JD.com, will receive a 2018 SEAL Business Sustainability award. The SEAL award indicates that the company is committed to having a positive effect on the environment and the world as a whole.
The SEAL committee considers sustainability, leadership, and achievement regarding the environment, when they award the award. The founder of the SEAL awards lauded JD.com for their recycling initiative. This initiative received the highest possible score from the SEAL judging panel.
The last 5 years has seen a lot of change in almost every aspect of JD.com’s operations. They have put initiatives in place designed to lessen their impact on the environment and even make their overall environmental impact positive.
JD.com has changed aspects of their product creation, packaging, and delivery, to make things more efficient and less wasteful. The goal of their plan is to make their operations have a long-lasting and sustainable effect. They are committed to environmental protection as well as a host of other social issues. Libo Ma, the head of their corporate responsibility team, states that JD.com’s goal is to continually improve society.
JD.com uses its massive global reach to help it change their country and the world. They use their technological advances to power their sustainable platform. They have the ability to reach 99% of China’s population.
The Business Sustainability Awards is one of the three organization pillars of the SEAL Awards advocacy organization. The others being, Environmental Research Grants, and Journalism Awards. Their stated goal is to combat climate change.
JD.com’s SEAL Award win is a reflection of their goal to have a positive impact on the environment. As one of the biggest retailers in the world, JD.com has the ability to reach a very large population. The SEAL Award committee concurs that their multi-scale changes to their operations over the last 5 years have made them a leader in sustainability.
St. Joe Company, was recently given a valuation of $1 billion– a figure that, according to Sahm Adrangi of Kerrisdale Capital, is off by a considerable margin. Recently, Mr. Adrangi, Chief Investment Officer of Kerrisdale Capital, published a report concerning the valuation – explaining its flaws as well as their position to short the company. Over the course of his career, Sahm Adrangi has consistently made waves by exposing overvalued or fraudulent companies, and in many cases, his research has proved to be correct. According to Mr. Adrangi, St. Joe Company is both, “over-valued and over-hyped,” and Kerrisdale Capital’s research suggests that it is actually worth 40 percent less than advertised.
Sahm Adrangi supported his argument with a variety of tangible factors, including the state of its sub-par real estate assets. Many of these land resources are located in remote areas, and also have swamp-like conditions, making them areas that are unlikely to be developed in the near future. Recently, St. Joe Company has seen a substantial surge, due mostly because of their plan to create a destination and retirement community near Panama City Beach. Although there has been a level of new excitement surrounding the proposed product, ten years have passed since any real development has taken place, and no permits have been filed for its continuation. Competition has also created a market that has become somewhat oversaturated, due to an increased influx of interest from a number of areas.
According to Sahm Adrangi, Issues regarding the Fairholme Fund, which holds 22.7 million shares of St. Joe Company, may make any further progression increasingly difficult. The Securities and Exchange Commission has implemented a number of new regulations that will require Fairholme Fund to dump $10 million shares by December 1st of this year, making the path to success much more difficult. Chairman of the board at St. Joe Company, Bruce Berkowitz, is also the fund manager at Fairholme Fund, which presents a possible conflict of interest that could lead to litigation. He could decide to step down, but this would put a significant strain on the stock value, and there could be an exponential drop as a result.
When talking about entrepreneurs who have come a long way to building their businesses, the name Robert Deignan comes to mind. He has survived the storms of life and now is a proud owner of ATS Digital Services. Robert is a graduate of Purdue University from where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership. After graduation, Robert worked at Fanlik Inc. where he sharpened his skills and expertise in the corporate world. After four years in the firm, Robert left to join NameiS3 Inc. after been offered the position of executive vice president.
Working in the corporate world shaped Robert Deignan to become the business leader he is today. After about a decade as an employee and gaining a vast wealth of experience, he decided to try his hands in the business world. In 2011, Inbound Call Experts currently known as ATS Digital Services was born. In few years, the company has grown exponentially with Robert heading the leadership team. Apart from being a co-founder, he is also the chief executive officer.
Under the stewardship of Robert Deignan, ATS continues to operate on specific principles that value the power of the customer. Robert believes that satisfying a customer is the first step in building a successful business. The company uses efficient tools in delivering their services. The apparatus have enabled the firm fix issues on time and thus fostering a good relationship with its clients. The corporation is helped by a qualified and experienced technical team that offers, executes, and uses the best solutions to tackle the different daily challenges.
Robert Deignan has seen ATS grow and become profitable and at the same time meet all parameters required for AppEsteem certification. The landmark certification allows ATS to provide premium services to other users of software applications. The team from AppEsteem requires a firm to match all 39 parameters before they can offer a certificate. Robert believes that the firm has been able to succeed due to their ability to follow all the rules set by AppEsteem. After the certification, security companies, regulators, software vendors, and consumers are now more confident with the leadership of Robert Deignan and the services offered at ATS Digital Services.
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David Zalik is one of the more interesting characters in the financial technology industry. A former child prodigy, Zalik got a near perfect score on the SAT test at the age of just 12 years old. This caused him to be invited to attend classes at Auburn University, allowing him to skip high school completely. But it didn’t take long for Zalik to become bored with academia. He dropped out at around the age of 15 to pursue the development of his computer-assembly business,MicroTech.
MicroTech did well. And Zalik was able to sell the firm for approximately $5 million in 1996. At the age of just 22, Zalik had become a millionaire. He invested his capital in Atlanta-area commercial real estate. This proved to be a sound investment. By the time he was 32, Zalik wasworth over $10 million. It was during this time that he first became aware of the opportunity presented by generating big-ticket point-of-sale loans.
Working with another one of his companies, e-consultancy firm Outweb, Zalik had noticed that a large number of hishome-remodeling customers were losing business at the point of sale. Specifically, customers with little to no experience in contracting were systematically and severely underestimating the final costs involved in home remodeling projects. Contractors who were bidding on these projects found that customers were often so far out of the ballpark of realistic cost expectations that the bridge simply could not be gapped. Contractors were losing sales.
Zalik formed GreenSky Credit as a way to providepromotional financing for customers who couldn’t immediately afford their home-improvement projects. The genius in GreenSky Credit lies in the fact that it creates strong value for literally everyone involved. GreenSky Credit allows the customers to get the home improvements that they need, creating deep satisfaction with their homes and increasing their home’s resale value.
At the same time,GreenSky Credit delivers high-quality loans to lenders while helping contractors to nail sales that would have otherwise been lost. GreenSky Credit provides loans to mostly prime borrowers, almost eliminating the risk that lenders will have to contend with defaults.
Sahm Adrangi seems to have a keen eye for detecting bad investments, and he makes the best he can out of them. While most investors would run away from investments that are doomed to failure, Sahm Adrangi and his company Kerrisdale Capital go in full force to short the stock option and make a profit. Shorting a stock is essentially betting against a company’s success and while it’s risky, Sahm Adrangi has made a fortune for himself and his company’s clients from doing just that.
Sahm Adrangi’s newest prediction making headlines are concerning his reservations over Kodak’s new KodakCoin and KodakOne systems that are currently being developed. He has called the plan around KodakOne’s proposed image licensing program “flat-out silly” and just an attempt to get investors excited rather than to serve any real purpose to their photographer customers. While Kodak promises that the KodakOne system will not only detect copyright infringement but also collect revenue for the customer for the unlicensed use of their work, Sahm Adrangi and others believe that the system just will not work due to legal and technical problems with the system.
Their newly announced cryptocurrency KodakCoin is also facing similar scrutiny from the negative report of the Kerrisdale Capital’s Chief Investment Officer. He does not believe photographers will be happy with accepting KodakCoin for their work and will insist on getting paid in real currency. The negative report states that this is all attempt to gain the money of investors by jumping on the wagon of the success of certain cryptocurrencies.
There are also issues facing Kodak due to the unscrupulous business practices of their partner company Wenn Digital as well as their own board members who have been making trades that Adrangi believes will be subject to an SEC investigation. This information was seconded by an expert who used to work as an SEC Enforcement lawyer. While only time will tell if Kodak will have to claim Bankruptcy as predicted, but with the information released it does not look good for the company.
Even as Bradesco Group undergoes the much-awaited transition involving the change of guard at the helm of the group’s leadership, Luiz Carlos Trabuco remains an icon in its history of growth to the second largest private banking institution in Brazil.
He was widely known for his people skills. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is a graduate of Philosophy and Psychology among other qualifications. So he applied his knowledge of social sciences to help build a solid Institution that he now leaves in the hands of Octavio De Lazari. He is said to have cleverly combined wisdom, persistence, and professionalism to get the results he wanted. He served as the President of the largest Insurance company in Brazil before he climbed the ranks to head the whole of Bradesco Group as CEO and President.
Trabuco as the Head of Bradesco Insurance
Mr. Trabuco held insurance in high esteem. In one of the interviews, he mentioned that there was a lot of hope for the growth of insurance in Brazil because there were stability and growth. Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi helped Bradesco Insurance to become the best in the country. He was awarded twice as the Insurance Personality of the Year. He was always positive about the prospects for insurance. He took over the leadership of the insurance company in 2007. It wasn’t long before he received his first award. Trabuco advocated for the sale of insurance via brokers. He was promoted to head Bradesco Insurance after gaining experience and exposure in various Departments and wings of the organization. He served as the Director of Marketing for the group and Vice President of Bradesco among other significant positions. According to Trabuco, Insurance is part of the government since it offers a service that is a core responsibility of the state. Insurance, according to Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, is a critical keeper of social welfare. Carlos opined that the biggest challenge that he faced was how insurance would continue on its growth trajectory when the country was undergoing so much evolution. However, he says that such evolution makes insurance even more urgent. So he was not overly worried that insurance would certainly pick up. The philosophy graduate from the University of Sao Paulo is a strong advocate of seamless communication for the purpose of attaining sustainable development.
Tracing Luiz Carlos Trabuco’s Career Path
Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was nominated to become the next President of Bradesco two months after Bradesco Group was overtaken by Itau Unibanco. He managed to implement strategies that propelled Bradesco back to its original status. He led the Group in the acquisition of the Bank of America; A decision that shareholders must now be happy about, given the continued improvement of the bank. Trabuco has worked for Bradesco for about four decades. He started as a clerk and rose through the ranks to become its president.
Giving back to others is an integrated part of life and culture of Nabors Industries according to Tony Petrello the company Chief Executive Office. In 2017, the Houston and the surrounding areas were hit by significant Hurricane Harvey which destroyed homes, suppliers and flooded the streets making it scarce to meet the daily demand and needs of people food and necessities.
The Nabors Industries played a significant role in the community by taking time off and helping in relief efforts. The company as a sign of appreciating the employee’s dedication paid them for the time they used assisting the victims. The Nabors Industries workers served in various parts including the Gulf Coast where they played a prominent role in helping around. The employees also made a personal contribution towards the relief which totaled to 173,622 dollars and Tony Petrello their boss matched the donation. The fund was named Nabors Disaster Relief Funds which helped on various hands-on efforts. The company also put on the large open kitchen where they cooked in large volumes offering hot meals to the local families three times daily.
The hurricane also affected at least 10% of the company employees according to their corporate communication manager. Nabors Industries employs 1200 workers, and it’s well known for responding to various cries that happen within their community and nationally. They have donated to national organizations like Bike MS, and the Komen Foundation. Through its Nabors Charitable organization, they have paid over 3 million dollars catering for education scholarship to employees and their children.
Tony Petrello love for giving has seen him create a unique name in Houston; he is an entrepreneur in the oil industry who takes the social responsibility to high heights. Together with Cynthia his wife the two love giving generously. Their desire to help children with the neurological disorder has seen them donate 7 million dollars to the Texas Children Hospital. These will aid in treating children suffering from such diseases. Tony Petrello serves as the Texas Children Hospital board member. His love, care, and dedication to daughter Carena who was born with a neurological disorder that affected her brain making it hard to speak, walk or even eats have played a significant part in his donations. Carena has inspired her parent making them have a heart of constant donating to different researchers hoping to find the cure for her and others with the same condition. The hospital Neurological Research Institute facility is the first globally to conduct neurological research for different childhood disorders.
Being the Unicorn queen was a chosen path, but also one that was bestowed upon her by her followers. Doe Deere, successful female entrepreneur, and advocate for women’s empowerment says, dreamers have to be dedicated to their craft, and be willing to put more work behind it than you require from others. If you’re dedicated to your dream, you’ll set goals, meet your goals, and passionately hone your craft says, Deere. In fact, she believes it’s also important for people to know everyone was not always on board with her ideas of colors, but she continued to believe in dreams.
History On Doe Deere
In her native Russia, Deere understood the importance of having products your friends will enjoy, and appreciating your following. She later discovered from an early age in her native country; how much she enjoyed marketing. As a teen, she grew up in the Big Apple, and realized the potential to live out her dreams. She would later join design school as a young adult, and the birth of her successful cosmetic line would soon be under way. Deere been tried her hand in a rock band, but was detained to live out her true passion for unique colors.
Lime Crime is a very successful line of cosmetics with over 2.4 million products sold a over 3 million followers. They offer a complete line of began products that are safe for every skin type. Their products are hypoallergenic and formulated for sensitive skin. Enjoy a rich line of water-proof eye-shadow and lipstick products. The LC touch-free liquid eye-liner is a favorite among their wearers. Celebrities and entertainers who use her products say they’re impressed, and they hold well up under the camera lights. Their pro-longed coverage is an absolute match for individuals in the entertainment industry.
Deere was one of the few people in cosmetics willing to take a risk with a new base formula. She was one of tags first to decide on using the matte formula with her color scheme for a smooth finish. Her products go on smooth with an amazing super-foul finish. She understood the need for color, but never consider how popular her intricate colors would become. The girls and guys that share her products today, have found a color option that is unique to their identify, and the Lime Crime founder says her cosmetics were created to empower her wearers. Learn more: https://californiablog.org/content/doe-deere-releases-lime-crime-kitty-bundles-lip-color-duos-benefit-feral-cat-rescue
Deere has never hesitated to expand on the Lime Crime brand. In fact, they new have a successful e-commerce partnership with China. Their global marketing specialist says, their was an influx of black market cosmetics with a matte base. She also says her love for animals will keep her products completely vegan Her PURR line is dedicated to the rescue of local stray area cats where her office is based in List Angeles. Many find it hard to believe that this mild mannered young lady us the face behind the popular Lime Crime brand. Make a bold color choice with Lime Crime cosmetics today.