Mike Baur is a Swiss entrepreneur. His current company, which he co-founded, is called Swiss Startup Factory. This company runs new entrepreneurs through a six-month program which sets their companies up for continued success. He entered this field after having worked in the private banking industry for over twenty years where he was a top executive. He lives in Freiburg and supports Swiss Startup Factory both financially and as one of its top leaders.
When talking about how to come up with a fantastic idea to build a new business around, Mike Baur says that inspiration strikes when it chooses to. He says ideas that just come to you are generally far better than ideas that come up from brainstorming for them. He says that the best ideas generally occur when a person decides they need a product to get something accomplished and then realize it doesn’t yet exist. If this results in solving a problem other people has as well than you have the makings of something to base a new venture on.
Mike Baur also insists that it is far better to share new business ideas than keep them to yourself. First, sharing the idea with others will give you valuable feedback that can be used to make improvements to it. Also, if you are really passionate about the idea that can rub off on the people you share it with and that might inspire them to join your team. A team of people working on a new business will accomplish a lot more than any one person could ever do, as he points out.
In order to start Swiss Startup Factory, Mike Baur teamed up with his business partner Max Meister. They each brought different experiences to this new venture. Mike Baur brought his background in private banking, and all the professional relationships he had built up including with some of the wealthiest people in Europe, while Max Meister brought his background in strategic management consulting. They had seen that Switzerland needed a firm that could help people develop new business ideas and start the company out on firm ground.
It was 2015 that they co-founded Swiss Startup Factory. Both Mike Baur and Max Meister think they did most things right getting this company going. Looking back there are some small things they think they could have done better on but overall it has been a very successful venture.
Roberto Santiago is one of the most prominent people in Brazil. He is known as the mind behind the Manaira Shopping in the city of Joao Pessoa. The Manaira Shopping Center is the most successful project of Roberto Santiago, and this building made him a multi-millionaire. The building originated as an idea of Robert Santiago. He was born in the city of Joao Pessoa, and he wanted to create a perfect building that will soon become the symbol of the city. Roberto Santiago scouted the whole city looking for the most suitable land where he can build his mall. He found a barren piece of land in the center of the city back in 1987, and through a vision, he decided that the barren piece of land would soon become the most visited mall in the city.
Construction of Manaira shopping took two whole years. It involved the planning stage, the construction stage, and the finishing stage. In November 1989, Roberto Santiago proudly unveiled the structure that will soon become the icon of the city. The people thanked him for creating such a beautiful masterpiece, and Roberto Santiago is not aware that it would only count years before his creation would become known internationally. The Manaira Shopping center became the symbol of economic growth all throughout the city, and as time goes by, more and more facilities are being built inside the mall.
Visitors at Manaira Shopping are pointing out the abundance of entertainment areas inside the mall. They are so happy that the mall has these facilities in order to keep the local population of Joao Pessoa entertained. Manaira Shopping has an indoor Game Station, which has all of the latest games available to be played with the use of tokens. Then there is the grand cinema complex inside the mall which is equipped with the latest technology. Manaira Shopping also has a VIP room, a 3d room, and a stadium system that is fully equipped with interactive features. The mall also has the Domus Hall located on its roof deck. It has a wide space inside where performers could hold their concert. International artists visiting the city of Joao Pessoa are aware of the existence of the vast hall, and are always requesting for their concerts to be held inside. Some other events can be held inside, including personal events.
The mall is also proud of its food and restaurant section, because they are stating that the restaurants inside their mall represent different cultures. Roberto Santiago is also supporting local brands by dedicating an open space for them. Currently, Roberto Santiago is operating another mall aside from Manaira Shopping, called Mangabeira Shopping. He has plans of expanding his mall franchise all throughout Brazil, and possibly, the whole world.
Subsequent to Mr. James Dondero’s many triumphs, this president and co – founder of his own establishment, has obtained the prestigious title of CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), an honor only reserved for high performing CMAs. A CFA merit as reputable as this one, is typically difficult to achieve even for someone who has as extensive a resume as Jame’s Dondero, whose credit market experience prolongs over three decades. That is because investments made through Dondero’s and Mark Okada’s company, Highland Capital Management, have claimed numerous awards throughout the duration of their impressive career.
During his years as head of Protective Life’s GCI, Dondero showcased his unique ability as an investment officer. By his keen jurisdiction, GCI was able to turn a fixed income-alternative asset into a $2 billion dollar success, over a five year period. As a result of reproducing these feats consecutively, Dondero’s portfolio remains an unparalleled testament to his conciseness and brevity. It’s no wonder, Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLO) pioneer, James Dondero, was appointed 5 stars from Morningstar for Global Allocation in year 2014.
Dondero’s borderline supernatural talent of solving complex puzzles to manifest smart business ventures, is nothing short of extraordinary. Yet Dondero denotes, that his most standout contribution, is introducing his own cutting edge technology, into classrooms of impoverished students. Reasoning Mind, is a breakthrough in the development of mathematical curriculum, capable of sky rocketing math scores of students in underprivileged areas, to daunting new heights. Though he has had many, this could be our budding philanthropist’s greatest achievement to date. Read more about him : http://www.nexpointliving.com/JamesDondero
Jason Hope is a technologist, who has turned his profession into a business and emerged as a prolific entrepreneur. He runs a company that deals with digital products like the design and development of websites, mobile applications, desktop applications and software for various uses.
His success and skills in this industry has also been a major benefit that has allowed him to explore various technologies. Jason Hope recently shared his thoughts on the development of internet of things and other technologies that are projected to transform the future.
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According to Jason Hope, internet of things will offer better ways of controlling the environment and make it easier for different components in this environment to connect with each other. Currently, there are technologies that allow homes to be installed with monitoring systems, which are connected to the internet and homeowners can access this information from their mobile devices. This means they can also modify certain parameters like lighting and heating through the internet on their mobile devices, without necessarily moving closer to the home. This is a transformation that has shaped the world in an amazing way.
Supporting creative entrepreneurs
Besides standing up as a prolific entrepreneur, Jason Hope has also been extending support to entrepreneurs who have the skills but lack the resources to advance their ideas into products. He set up a small facility that brings together experts and investors, who spot the best ideas then chip in with the needed support to take them to the next step.
Working with philanthropic foundations
Most importantly, Jason Hope has been lending a hand to philanthropic foundations located across the U.S. He is a member to several and has actively been supporting their missions to pursue actions like giving education to children born in poor families and regions where basic amenities are not available.
John Goullet, a serial entrepreneur, is well known for his leadership skills in the development of a good number of successful businesses in the IT sector. He is an alumnus of Ursinus College, where he earned his bachelors and masters degree in computer science.
John’s professional career began when he took up a job as an IT consultant before becoming an IT staffing account executive in 1994. He worked for organizations such TSR Consultants, 3D Information Services, and The Costell Group. Using his excellent grasp of the emerging market trends, he established Info Technologies; an IT staffing organization that focused on the provision of solutions to Fortune 500 firms across the country.
Info Technologies witnessed significant growth to a value of $30Million within five years, an achievement that placed it position eight on the list of Inc. Magazine’s 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the United States. The primary focus of Info Technologies was to understand the business climate and the IT staffing needs of his clientele. John Goullet would merge the work design and personality of his consultants, and the skill sets of his client, an approach that helped him meet the needs of his clients.
The year 2010 saw the birth of Diversant LLC, following a merger between Info Technologies and Diversant Inc. where John serves as the Principal. John’s role at Diversant allows him to continue pursuing his passion for the development of fresh ways of meeting the challenges associated with the highly dynamic IT marketplace.
Diversant LLC provides a wide array of IT staffing services ranging from user design services to IT staff augmentation, and contingent, temporary and direct hire services for a couple of permanent and contract-based solutions. Diversant LLC also engages in minority business enterprise, as well as veterans programs. Individuals looking for job opportunities get the opportunity to choose jobs such as mobile and app technology developers, database administrators, networking administrators, project managers and creative designers among many others.
Under the leadership of John Goullet, Diversant LLC has experienced rapid growth. For instance, for the past few years, the company’s growth rate has been more than twice that of the entire IT industry. This is a reflection of the ability of the firm to provide diverse services and IT personnel efficiently. The company uses the consultative approach, a strategy that has contributed substantially to its success. Diversant LLC sees its consultants and customers as business associates and always strives to have a full understanding of their individual needs and problems.
Bruce Levenson was always a major part of the NBA community during the decade he headed the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC group that purchased the historic NBA franchise in 2004. Levenson and his consortium eventually sold the franchise in 2015 to billionaire Tony Ressler and agreed to the mutual termination of the $18 million contract of Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry just two days before the sale to the Ressler group was finalized. The mutual termination of Ferry’s contract remains the subject of an insurance claim made by Levenson and his former consortium colleagues that has yet to be completed with the AIG insurance company.
Levenson and his former Hawks consortium initially made contact with AIG to discuss a possible insurance claim over the contract of Ferry long before the sale of the Hawks was agreed; despite feeling they have followed the rules of the insurance company Levenson’s lawyers state the insurance claim remains unpaid, and AIG have so far refused to make contact with Levenson’s group about the claim.
Bruce Levenson has spent much of his recent time since selling the Atlanta Hawks franchise focusing on the philanthropic causes he holds dear to his heart. The founder of the UCG company played a major role in establishing and raising funds for the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland; Levenson also funds annual contests for University of Maryland students to publicize good causes they wish to provide donations for.
In an article by Time Magazine, during his time as the owner of the Atlanta Hawks Bruce Levenson also made sure the franchise became a part of the community along the east coast of the U.S. through various philanthropic choices made by the owner. Levenson himself used his time to play a major role in the I Have A Dream Foundation and the Hoop Dreams charity.
Raj Fernando started his career at a young age while he was still in college. Upon graduating with a bachelor’s in economic studies, he was able to make a career for himself in the same business that he worked in while he was still in college. This gave him a near-perfect opportunity to better himself and to make his career more successful.
He has worked in Chicago since the time that he has started his career. This is where he currently resides and somewhere that he feels comfortable. He knows many of the traders who are in the location and he has made many connections with the the people who are a part of the trading community in Chicago. The connections that he has made have been instrumental in the way that his career has played out throughout his time since he graduated from college in Chicago and has allowed him to be better at his career.
There are many ins and outs of running a business in the economic world but Fernando has been able to do them and be successful at them. While he was working for various companies in the economics sector of his career, he was also learning very valuable things that would later allow him to advance his career even further. He was always gathering information on how to successfully run a business and how to handle his money, no matter how much, the right way that would lead him to be even more successful in life.
This has been instrumental in his success. Since he has learned so much about being in business, he was actually able to start his own business. The business is something that he had always dreamed of doing and gave him the freedom that he desired. Fernando was so successful that he was able to actually sell the business and cash in on the profits. He used those profits to start yet another business and grow it to the point of being even more successful. This gave him a great opportunity to be better at life and gave him a chance to become more influential in the business world.
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I heard Andy Wirth on KCRW Radio, and he appeared on Press Play with Madeleine Brand to talk about the drought and tourism in California. Andy Wirth owns lodges in the Olympic Valley that rely on the ski season, and he wants to make sure that the state is going to take as much action as possible to prevent the drought from getting out of hand. They need to be as green as they can be, and he shared ideas about helping the region to stay as strong as possible. Read more: How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts?
He has companies that he needs to take care, and he also wants to make sure that the normal people of the area are able to live there comfortably. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=36030954&privcapId=7911768
That even includes the people that work at his lodges. Everyone who works and lives in the area deserves a fair chance to do their best with what they have in the face of this drought.
Andy Wirth wants to see the whole state come together as one to help provide the best kinds of help for the environment, and he wants to make sure that he can keep his people on the payroll. He wants to avoid problems with incorporation, and he wants to see the community work together so that they can get through the drought.
They want to be sure that they have been given the best chance possible to have a nice community, and he wants to help the whole state to get the rain falling again. There is not enough snow sometimes in the valley, but Andy Wirth knows that teamwork can solve the problems that have been presented.
When it comes to Securus, they are the kind of company that knows what is right and what is wrong. After all, they are in charge of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, and in a recent statement posted on PR Newswire they had the courage and conviction to call out GTL, the inmate communications provider, which also is known as Global Tel Link. Securus believes they have acted in a way that is not becoming of a company and they have done many wrongdoings and integrity breaches. They believe the best way to get to them is to point these out, talk about them, release statements and get them to act the right way.
How many companies would do this? Not many. They would be worried or too scared to do anything. When we stand silent and we allow wrongdoings and injustices to occur. In order for things to change, improve, and get better, we must hold not only ourselves accountable but other companies as well.
This has put Securus America in a whole new light for me, a positive one at that, as they are not afraid to put themselves out there and state what is on their mind and demand that GTL act with more integrity and honesty. They hold themselves to this standard, so it is only natural that they would expect it from other companies as well. If they don’t say something, no one will, and they will keep pulling tricks. The public deserves to know the truth and not have important information hidden from them or kept under the rug.
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