The Present Moment
The Present moment has
traditionally been taught as insignificant. We feel more comfortable in
stretching out our metaphorical wings to the promise of a distant future;
however, Vijay Eswaran, in his latest book, “Two Minutes from the
Abyss,” says if we
truly live our lives as two minutes from a never-ending abyss, then we would
treasure these precious fleeting moments. Perhaps the trouble comes when we
imaginatively begin to piece these moments together and then realize that we
have gotten over the abyss one day and then the next we then begin to think we
will never have to face it.
Looking into the Abyss
Vijay Eswaran builds the
premise of his book on the fact that it is better to imagine that we will face
the abyss such a short amount of time as two minutes which causes us to seize
the day or as the Country Song goes “live like you were dying.” What
would you do then? Would you go “sky diving,” “ride a bull named Fu Man Chu?” In other words, the message Vijay Eswaran gives
in two minutes from the abyss is to choose freely your life in such a way that
you can live the richness of this fleeting moment with a sense of urgency.
Urgency, Urgency, Urgency
Vijay Eswaran several
times in the book points to the principles of living life with a sense of
urgency. It is not the urgency of anxiety, but a sense that if things are not done, well,
they won’t get done. By not imposing on ourselves of the urgency to accomplish
something, the thing act never comes to fruition. He uses a story to drive home
his point about two animals, the lion, and the gazelle, that realize they must
run faster than the other, else they will die by the other’s grip on their
life. Vijay Eswaran ends the story by saying that urgency gets us to run the
“marathon” that we are meant to run, whether we see ourselves as a
gazelle or a lion.
philanthropist, author, lecturer, and named by Forbes Heroes of Philanthropy is a list of Asian business leaders known for
their philanthropic acts to mankind. Vijay Eswaran, known for his being the
executive chairman of QI Group, which is a multi-level network marketing
business is in 30 countries worldwide and today worth more than 750 million
dollars. Part of Vijay Eswaran success has always been giving back to society and
making time to empower the poor, the uneducated, and the societies that are
struggling with few resources. His philanthropic work is regularly applauded by
others for his work. Forbes only honored four Asians on this list and Vijay
Eswaran was one of them. Besides his philanthropic work, QI Group, which he
founded in 1989, regularly does work to educate, influence
and empower the marginalized and struggling. Vijay Eswaran is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate in
Economic for his economic contributions to struggling nations.
Bhanu Choudhrie is a former student of International Business and Marketing at the University of Boston. After graduating, he got an opportunity to join an owner management program at Harvard School. He is among the most hardworking people in business today. It is amazing how Mr Choudhrie transformed himself to be an inspiration to the world. Currently, he is a renowned strategic investor, CEO of C&C Alpha Group, and a philanthropist.
About Bhanu Choudhrie
Bhanu Choudhrie was born in New Delhi, India in June 1978. Through his company which he founded in 2001, C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu has invested in various industries such as; healthcare, aviation, banking, real estate, hospitality, and utilities. Till now, under his leadership, his company has tremendously grown steadily and has given rise to new companies, and mature businesses to greater heights. Also, Bhanu Choudhrie has actively invested in new emerging markets in the world, which includes India, China, and the Philippines.
Bhanu’s Board Memberships and Committees
Apart from that, he holds top positions on several executive boards. In the United States, he is currently part of the sitting on the Executive and Risk Committees for Customers Bancorp. He is also an active member of the Board of Directors. These are just a few of the executive boards he has served. Some of the executive boards and committees he has served previously include; Atlantic Coastal Financial Corporation as a board member and for the committees, he has served in, Executive, Capital, Compensation, Audit, and Governance & Nominating Committees.
Bhanu’s Achievement Awards
Due to his phenomenal work, Bhanu Choudhrie has been appreciated by many people in the world. He has also received various awards for his contribution to the world as both an entrepreneur and philanthropist. A good example of such an award is; the United Kingdom’s Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards, which honoured him as the Entrepreneur of the Year.
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In terms of popular
household names, Papa Johns Pizza is one that has become quite well known over
the past several decades. A name perhaps not so familiar however, is Steve
Ritchie. In 2018, Ritchie stepped up as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the popular pizza chain. To the table, Ritchie brings a lifetime of
experience in the business of pizza, making him a fitting choice for the role.
Rather than a fancy business
or marketing degree to back him, Ritchie earned his education the old fashioned way… working at a small pizza shop at age 16. With
financial help from his grandfather, Ritchie purchased that shop in 1998 at age
18. He divulged to Louisville business in 2013 that during the first 2 years of
ownership he’d worked 14 hour days, 7 days per week to build the business. The
restaurant ultimately failed, leading to Ritchie’s 1996 transition into a Papa
Johns shop where he earned minimum wage as a counter person. Ritchie quickly
rose through the ranks of the company in various positions from delivery driver to franchise manager,
owner, president and Chief Officer of Operations (COO).
Despite all of his success
and strong leadership skills, Ritchie is known as a shy, quiet person from
humble beginnings. The now 46 year old attributes his strong work ethic to that
of his hard working, blue collared parents to whom he was born at a very young
age. Those in the industry who know Ritchie well describe him as loyal,
dedicated and above all, very deserving of his new position as CEO of the
world’s third largest pizza delivery chain. When asked by the Courier Journal
how he will rise to the occasion? Richie simply replied, “Pizza
is my life” (Wolfson). Steve Ritchie
resides with his wife Melissa and their two daughters in Oldham County,
Flavio Maluf is an entrepreneur and an engineer from Brazil. He is the founder and the chairperson of the Eucatex firm. Eucatex was founded in 1951. Initially, the company produced panels and ceiling tiles using Eucalyptus. It is one of the first eco-friendly companies in Brazil. The company’s first round of production concentrated on soft boards and acoustic linings. Shortly after, they started manufacturing insulation sheet and panels.
The production capacity of the firm has increased tremendously over the years. The group has expanded, and today it supplies and meets the demands of large scale civil construction industries and furniture manufacturers globally. The company’s first factory was built in 1954 in Salto. Over the years, the firm has built other factories in different cities such as the city of Botucatu. Related Links here.
Flavio Maluf’s Contributions at Eucatex
Flavio Maluf joined Eucatex group in 1987. Before assuming the presidency, he passed through a couple of departments, where he gained massive experience and exposure. He started off at the company’s trade sector. He later moved to the industrial sector where he served until 1996. His uncle, who was then president of the group, asked him to join the executive team of the firm.
After a successful collaboration, training, and good relations, the company together with the other executives appointed Flavio Maluf as the president in 1997. He has maintained the position until today, investing and innovating new products. The company has achieved great success under his leadership including increased annual revenue and number of factories inaugurated. Flavio describes his personality as aggressive and seeks to achieve perfection and success in what he pursues. He’s a detail-oriented person, and values every employee who works under him.
Mission of Eucatex
Eucatex firm encourages communities to use forestry and natural ecosystems well. In addition, it fosters provision of sustainable and environment friendly products, respect for employees and their quality of life, and sustained forestry business in both short and long run.
When Flavio Maluf is not on his official duties at Eucatex, he volunteers in charity events in his local community. He is married to Jacqueline De Lourdes Maluf, together they have three children.
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Randal Nardone is one of the respected profile names at Fortress Investment Group. This is because he was one of the co-founders of the company. Nardone studied English and Biology from the University of Connecticut. He also pursued law from the Boston School of Law, which saw him being awarded his Doctorate of Jurisprudence.
Thereafter, he began practice at a number of law firms in the United States and in no time, he was promoted to the position of chairman for one of the law firms that he was working for. This new position gave him the much-needed exposure and he then joined a number of boards as a member.
Randal Nardone then decided to quit his law career and set foot in the investment industry. This was when he joined the Fortress Investment Group as a co-founder. This was accompanied by a huge change in the roles that he played during his tenure at Fortress. The roles ranged from being the Chief Executive Officer, to be the Chief Operations Officer alongside other roles that were entrusted to him by the firm. Find out more about Randal Nardone at marketscreener.com.
The skills and exposure that he had acquired during his law practice and chairmanship gave Randal a smooth ride while he carried out his duties at Fortress. In that case, no task was too hard for him, as he was a legal expert and clearly understood all the legal dimensions that the company would be faced with and how to deal with them.
He was also given the role of being the company’s legal and financial head which in his opinion was the best role he was ever given at Fortress. He was also appointed the director of the company where his major role was that of taking part in the decision-making process of the company.
Randal Nardone had quite an influence on the decision making the process as he had had a lot of exposure during his former roles at the law firms as well as through the roles that he had been given at Fortress. Randal Nardone was named by the Forbes Magazine last year among the top 100 businessmen of the year worldwide. Moreover, his wealth since joining Fortress was estimated at about $3 billion.
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It’s not often that one finds the gift of entrepreneurship in a twenty-four-year-old, however, Jojo Hedaya has been found to be just that. In just a few years he has taken the concept of unsubscribing from multiple email lists in bulk to a multimillion-dollar business. It is this keen eye for seizing an opportunity that has made Jojo a success.
Leaving Boston College at an early age and realizing that “Experience is better than a degree”, Jojo and his partner Josh, whom he met in Israel, embark on the adventure of building a business from nothing more than their drive and friendship. The two together, march hand in hand, into the world of tycoons where many other greats have gone before. Those such as Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg whose philosophy on data safety and privacy is right in line with Jojo Hedaya. Truly, a match of unprecedented synergy.
Unroll.me is the nom de guerre of the free service that allows their user base, which is now in the millions, to unsubscribe to email lists in a few simple clicks. Jojo was adamant about the fact this app had to have simplicity in interface as well as functionality. The CEO Josh Rosenwald quips that “Our product was definitely born out of personal frustration”, as their own experiences with emails being lost in the myriad of unsolicited subscriptions caused a certain degree of angst between the two.
It is the technical aspect of this marvel of the internet that has all of its user base talking about Unroll.me. In essence, the application scans through each and every one of your private emails making a determination as to what is a subscription list, what is a normal email, what is a Lyft receipt, what can be monetized, and what can be sold to Uber. It is truly a miracle of sleight of hand that rivals Shin Lin himself, the most recent winner of Americas Got Talent, that puts new meaning into the phrase “Now you see it, now you don’t!”
In true Wizard of Ozwellian fashion the man behind the curtain is JoJo himself along with parent company Slice Intelligence. In a business move that can only be seen as Zuckbergian inspired, the user base anonymized Lyft receipt data is sold to Uber. Brilliant! A pure stroke of genius by the parent company to take private data, run it through a filter, massage it, pat it, and mark it with a ‘B’ for Jojo and me!
Jojo explained he was somewhat “Heartbroken”, that some of his users were upset that their private emails were inspected, updated, and sold to the highest bidder. This commentator went to the blog of the original tear-jerking post only to find it gone. Poof, just like his user’s data! Brilliant!
I think all in all it can be said that the Rabbi for Josh and Jojo had it pegged when he said, “Okay guys, you need to be friends.”. I could not agree more, Josh and Jojo deserve each other.
In the final analysis it is the end user who all budding entrepreneurs are trying to make happy. As one user put it,
“You have to be kidding right? You took my data and sold it to Uber and God knows who else… you can take your “apology” and shove it. It’s people like you Jojo who make humanity look worse and worse every day.”
A more fitting epitaph could not have been more aptly scribed.
Peter Briger of Fortress Investment Group is one of the firm’s principals and board of directors. The company was launched in 1998 as a leading private equity firm. Wesley Edens, Rob Kauffman and Randal Nardone created the firm. They combined their many years of experience and launched one of the most successful companies that would lead the industry.
With time Fortress Investment Group grew quickly. The company became public in February of 2007. It was one of the largest companies of its size in the private equity sector to go public. During the economic collapse of 2008, the firm suffered. But with the help of people like Peter Briger the company got back on its feet. Being in the hedge fund business did not come easy but today Fortress Investment Group handles tens of billions of dollars for their clients. Their clients are from the Americas, Asia and Europe. Their main office is located in New York with other offices in other cities. They have created extensive strategies for their clients that lead them to making successful investment decisions. Learn more about Peter Briger at Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
Since November of 2006, Peter Briger has been pledging his commitment and work ethic into making Fortress Investment Group one of the most respected asset managers in the world. He gives the company his experience and knowledge of having to handle hedge funds and private equity assets for the firm’s thousands of domestic and global clients. His main job at Fortress is to handle the credit department for the company.
Before coming to Fortress Investment Group Peter Briger was previously working at Goldman Sachs & Co. He became a partner at the firm. It was there that he completely immersed himself into the world of finance, economics and investment. That job led him to being the great leader he is today. That job gave him the experience to accomplish great things for Fortress Investment Group. The company was recently purchased by Softbank. The three billion buyout set the company up for major success. Fortress will still handle its daily duties and responsibilities. Softbank will ultimately push the company in a new direction.
Nick Vertucci is a real estate investor. His job is to teach other people how to buy and sell real estate. Nick Vertucci started a real estate academy in 2013. The Nick Vertucci real estate academy has since been assisting students in real estate investing. He popularize his 3 steps system of Get in, Get out and Get paid. Basically meaning find your deals first, then get secure and ready to flip and then cash your checks. Nick currently run work shops in a many major cities including Los Angles and Seatle.
Part of his philosophy is that your past does not dictate your future. Hey grew up with a hard working family and things began to change for him when he started selling computer parts. Nick Vertucci has a very strong corporate team at Nick Vertucci companies Inc. His team help you with solutions that are bound to arise when investing in real estate. After making his first million, Nick dedicated his time to help others achieve their goals. At NV real estate academy students are taught everything they need to know about the business. You will learn everything from asset protection to wholesale and contract flipping. The academy have a great support system and the current success stories are nothing but positive.
Everyone going through the program has nothing but positive things to say. Nick Vertucci also teaches his students about buying and holding properties and commercial investments as well. You can currently enroll in the program if you’re interested. Nick and his team are definitely some of the best in the business. He have a history of teaching his very profitable system in a very simple way. You can learn a lot from Nick and his team. Don’t be afraid to pay him a visit and you should also read about his academy.
Paul Mampilly received his education from Montclair State University and the Fordham Graduate School of Business. He learned about finance and accounting in the time that he attended college, and he now shares the information that he gleaned in that time with others who are interested in learning about such topics. He writes for Banyan Hill Publishing, working as a senior editor there. Paul Mampilly is someone who is able to influence the lives of others and help them find success in all that they do.
When Paul Mampilly was questioned about how he goes about his day, he shared that he has been living out the same routine for a number of years. He gets up early in the morning and he spends time looking at the news. He pays attention to news from all over the world. He checks out market news and stock information before he moves on to the rest of his day and all that he needs to get done.
Paul Mampilly was asked about how he takes the ideas that he has and brings them to life. He shared that he spends a good amount of time on research before he brings an idea to life. He and his team spend time researching the ideas that he has and finding all of the information that they need before they try to move on with those ideas and make them come to life.
When Paul Mampilly was questioned about what he would do differently if he had the chance to live his life over again, he shared that he would probably skip going to college. He believes that a person can learn about Wall Street through working and that they do not need to receive a formal education to start working in the area that he works in.
Paul Mampilly spends time thinking about the fact that he could be wrong. He spends time concentrating on the different ways that he could be wrong and he learns by doing that. He does not make any decision lightly and he takes time to research things before he shares them with others. He is a conscientious individual.
Paul Mampilly’s info: ideamensch.com/paul-mampilly/
Financial instruments and investing in them have been around for hundreds of years. With careers dedicated to the practice, research, and teaching of finance and its related fields, it’s safe to say that society knows tons about the basics of investing, not to mention highly advanced, technical aspects of the field.
Whenever new fields, whether they’re related to finance or not, pop up, they take long periods of time to get developed as far as that of finance, medicine, marketing, broadcasting, and everything in between.
Cryptocurrency Is A Popular, Recently Developed Field
Digital assets haven’t been around for long. The father of all modern cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, was created in the first month of 2009 – that means it’s been around for just over nine years according to banyanhill.com.
There are more than one thousand cryptocurrencies in trade today, some of which grow in price overnight hundreds of dollars at a time. Unlike the world of finance, understanding what’s going on with cryptocurrencies is highly difficult due to its relatively recent entry into the fray of things related to finance.
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Who Is Out There Learning About Cryptocurrencies For Planet Earth?
People just like you and me get into cryptocurrencies by reading about them. While buying them is remarkably easy, it’s doesn’t make sense to do so unless you thoroughly inform yourself of at least the basics of cryptocurrencies and what causes price changes on investopedia.com.
It’s important for people to take care in the world of cryptocurrencies, as spending too much money on poor choices is entirely a bad idea. Prices of cryptocurrencies are more volatile than pretty much any other financial instrument known to man.
Ian King is one of the forefront leaders in writing about cryptocurrencies. He has worked in financial services in one capacity or another over the past 20 years. Mr. Ian King most recently worked for Peahi Capital as its manager of day trading options, although all he does for a living today is write about cryptocurrencies and research them, as well. He writes once a week for the Sovereign Investor Daily, and is a member of Banyan Hill Publishing.