A wise man once said that the day that we stop helping each other is the day that we lose our humanity. As humans, not only are we stewards of nature and caretakers of nature – we are also responsible for each others’ welfare. We are supposed to take care of one another and be selfless – a concept that some of us might have already forgotten. However, there are still some individuals in this world that desire to promote and help other people out willingly and out of the kindness of their own hearts, and are normally in the form of monetary donations to their chosen beneficiaries and causes. And one company that has philanthropy in their core values is Stream Energy.
Stream Energy is a company that cares, and that’s the least that we can say and as a Dallas based company – they have instilled in their company’s beliefs that they should be responsible for the welfare of their community. And a strong testament to this is when Hurricane Valley ran havoc in the region of Dallas. Hurricane Harvey has poured over 56 inches of rain across the friendly neighborhoods of Dallas and the flood has caused destruction to the households of Dallas-based Americans where the typhoon has caused casualties, territorial damage and even killing a number of pets. But Stream Energy was one of the first companies to jump in the action,first to help their community. The Dallas-based community immediately donated its hard earned money from its very successful business rooted in energy provision, to fund the very first round of recovery that would help ease the recuperation phase of Hurricane Harvey’s victims. Stream Energy says its only right to help the people who have helped them build their business and helped them thrive and sustain through their tough times.
This is a testament that Stream Energy is a company that cares, and they have created “Stream Cares” – a separate entity apart from the main energy company that is focused on the company’s philanthropy and Stream Cares serves as the company’s charity foundation. They respond to their communities needs and they are focused on helping the community.
Peter Briger is a co-chair of the Fortress Investment Group which was launched in 1998 by Wesley R. Edens, Rob Kauffman, and Randal A. Nardone. He joined the company in 2002 after moving on from Goldman Sachs where he had been a partner since 1996. During its initiation, the co-founders converged their financial expertise attained from previous firms including Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, UBS, and BlackRock Financial Management. The co-founders were focused on forming a new type of investment firm that would raise private equity and invest in innovative funds. The first Investment fund – real estates- was created in 1999, where investments were launched in the Toronto and New York Markets. The markets saw great success and had quick expansions on the hedge funds and debt securities sectors. The management has since seen changes with the appointment of Peter Briger as co-chair and the retirement of Rob Kauffman in 2012.
Business survival can be challenging over the first few years after initiation and just like any other business, the first decade of Fortress Investment Firm was dramatic. As a result of the high qualification and experienced directors, the firm picked on a tremendous growth trend and by 2006, expanded its first investment fund, with versions II, III and IV alongside the Long Dated Value Funds, Drawbridge Global Macro Fund, Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund, Fortress Brookdale Investment Fund and Fortress Partners Fund. With Peter Briger in Management, the company has had numerous acquisitions since 2006 such as the Canadian company Intrawest, the largest ski resort operator in North America, the Florida East Coast Industries, Rail America, and the Penn National Gaming that operates horse racing avenues and casinos.
Peter Briger has led the company to become the first hedge company in the United States to inaugurate an Initial Public Offer, opening the pricey hedge funds and private equity to individual investors. Fortress Investment Firm became a trendsetter in the market after going public, and other investment firms began to follow the idea set forth. Also, the company has succeeded in adding international funds to its portfolios such as the Italian NPL Opportunities Fund, Fortress Japan Opportunity Fund, Fortress Asia Macro Fund, and the Japan Income Fund.
In these modern times, banks are becoming pickier about who they will give loans to, and that is part of the reason why Equities First Holdings has had so much success. People are able to go through a simple process to qualify for a loan from this company. And, when they receive the loan, they are able to do what they want with it. Equities First Holdings has stock-based loans and has given out a billion and a half dollars since it started in the early 2000s. The company helps businesses and individuals and has the goal to make more than 2,000 transactions.
Sussex Healthcare initiated its operation in 1985 through one facility. Currently, it consists of 20 institutions which function similar but with different services offered. It also provides a gym and daycare operations together with the full-time commercial homes. The firm focuses on the elderly individuals who suffer from dementia and also the adults who have neurological disorders. The institution works on activities that provide assistance to people with major care requirements and also the ones whose wants are controlled. Learn more about Sussex Healthcare at Weekly Opinion.
They have highly specialized staff and support team that is dedicated to offering assistance once they have been alerted. In addition, the organization allows its staff to continue with education to gain knowledge, training to advance their skills and offering favorable compensations to ensure they are satisfied. Sussex Healthcare delivers services that are established on a belief that each person in the institution justifies a continuous entry to social and relaxation moments. Sussex Healthcare offers consist of programs to inspire residents to remain optimistic and composed in their environment.
They also associate with the sick in participating in the activities they enjoyed previously before the illness occurred. The entire domestic accommodations preserve their qualified chefs and staff who make proper food and also the ones who feed the patient. Over the years, the firm has been able to capture the interest of the considerate caregivers through their services. Furthermore, the institution lets its staff, elevate their skills and offers assistance to them through nursing apprenticeships, management courses and much more.
According to research, Sussex Healthcare is the prominent provider of the domestic and nursing facility in that geographical location. There are several operations and therapeutic agendas that are continuously planned at every facility ran by the institution. It also has another facility known as the Sussex Healthcare Group, which offers numerous healthcare facilities that are associated with the important operations. Some of the operations include Treehouse educare, dental practices, and audiology. This facility conducts its operation on the southern coast part of England. The lives that are being taken care of by the firm are lives that have significance in existence.
Flavio Maluf is the executive president of Eucatex Industries an environmentally friendly and innovative company. He was born in 1961 and is considered among the most influential people in Brazil. He is a joined Eucatex Industries, his family business in 1987.
Since he joined the company, he has held different positions. As such, he started to work in the trade department before moving into the mechanical department. In the mechanical department, he met prominent mechanical engineers who he utilized to ensure that the company continued to thrive. He would later be promoted to his current position as the executive president of Eucatex Industries due to his dedication and managerial expertise. To increase the production capacity of the company, Flavio Maluf started another production line of the company at Salto in 2010. Read more about Flavio Maluf at Blog do Ronco
He holds a bachelors’ degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Foundation of Armando AlvaresPenteado, an advanced learning institution located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He also studied in the United States, where he graduated from the University of New York with a degree in business administration. During his stay overseas studying, Flavio develop strong business management skills to approach and run a business in the complex modern business environment.
As the executive president at Eucatex Industries, his main responsibility is to guide his employees to be diligent and disciplines in their tasks. He adopts a modernized approach to leadership and this has allowed him to transform the company.
Despite the fact that Eucatex was established in 1951 by his father, Flavio has helped the company to advance, develop, and grow. The company was started as a wood processor but today, it produces various products such as such household items and industrial products. The company exports its products to other countries globally. Through his leadership, the company has positioned itself as seeking to develop environmentally friendly products.
Tourism is one of the top revenue generators in Brazil. Millions of Brazilians rely on this sector for income while myriad others depend on it indirectly. However, this sector has not always been flourishing. Three decades ago, the future of the Brazilian industry was utterly bleak until the influential Guilherme Paulus came into play.
Guilherme Paulus, who is the co-founder and also chairman of one of Brazil’s most prominent tour operators known as CVC has helped transform the scope of this sector through his tireless efforts and incredible leadership skills. Even though CVC is now one of the largest among all travel agencies in Brazil, it started off small, but through his unique business moves, Guilherme helped transform it into the giant we see today. For instance, he saw the potential of the Carlyle group and knew the firm had what it takes to help his company gain global recognition. In respect to that he sold part of CVC to it and true to his vision, Carlyle has helped the company become a global giant with branches across all malls in Brazil and other parts of the world.
Today, CVC is situated in over 400 malls and is planning to expand even more through the strategy of Internalization which involves opening stores and branches across all cities with less than sixty thousand residents. This will help create more employment opportunities and at the same time increase its presence in Brazil and all other cities in which it will be situated. Check this article at istoedinheiro.com to learn more.
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Guilherme Paulus is a native of Brazil, born in Sao Paulo in 1972. He has been a key player in the tourism sector for the last half-century and is still going strong even today. To sharpen his already brilliant skills, Guilherme attended the university where he graduated with a BA. Currently, at the age of sixty-eight, the spark of leadership in him is still shining bright, and this is displayed perfectly in the way he associates with his employees and clientele. He is quite proactive and a very social man who despite his social status goes out of his way to ensure he maintains the personal touch between him and his clients a factor that has helped him make his business better.
Apart from CVC, Guilherme Paulus is also the founder and president of one of the largest hotels in Brazil known as GJP and is also a member of the tourism board. It is thanks to his enormous contributions to this sector that Guilherme Paulus is considered the father of tourism in Brazil and has won many awards and honors such as being recently crowned entrepreneur of the year by a famous magazine in the country.
Deirdre Baggot is a national Healthcare Payment Reform specialist who has vast experience in clinical medicine. The former expert reviewer is a Gregory LaVert Scholar with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Ms. Baggot went to Layola University School of Business in Chicago for her master’s in Business Administration and later joined the University of Colorado where she earned her doctorate in Philosophy. Follow Deirdre on Instagram
In 2012, she was designated by CMS to be the expert reviewer for Bundled Payments Models and led the Bundled Payment Demonstration through the Acute Care chapter. Prior to CMS appointment, she had taken up leadership roles in the health department at the University of Michigan and the academic healthcare department of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The medical field fraternity recognized Ms. Deirdre Baggot for her incredible efforts on bundled payments having written over 20 papers on the latter. She has been featured by the National Public Radio morning edition and Planet Monday as a medical expert. In addition to this, Deirdre has had a chance to speak in several medical conferences like the Innovation Summit, Medtronic, Bundled Payment Summit among others.
Being a clinician, Ms.Baggot believes in creating checklists as one of the ways to help manage her time, prioritize her workload and prevent her from doing more than is needed. She is a huge fan of reading and admits that’s the way she comes up with all her ideas before pitching them to a group of people who advance her thoughts. Having worked in the medical field for some time now, Deirdre advocates for anything that will convert patients into healthcare consumers to reduce the number of deaths caused by medical errors.
The medical entrepreneur feels that the healthcare sector needs transformation, something that will only happen if private money is invested. The Floods in New Orleans were motivation enough for considerable changes in the industry. Deirdre Baggot recommends for simple ideas that will motivate consumers to take care of themselves as a remedy for undependable and costly medication. She thinks that there is a lot of business opportunities for smart people in the medical industry. Visit: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/deirdre-baggot
Money doesn’t grow on trees, flowering plants, or anywhere else in nature. However, Southridge Capital LLC’s sole founder – Mr. Stephen M. Hicks – somehow finds a way to redirect profits from Southridge Capital and gives them to needy people at such a high volume that one would think Mr. Hicks found a money farm somewhere.
Southridge Capital operates out of southern Connecticut in a town called Ridgefield, a very wealthy town in one of Connecticut’s eight – yeah, Connecticut is a huge state – counties. Mr. Stephen M. Hicks came up with the idea for Southridge Capital after effectively being laid off from his previous-most employer before he created Southridge.
Fortunately for the young, budding financial services employee, Stephen “Steve” M. Hicks was told he’d be losing his job a full year before the owner of that New York City-based hedge fund actually moved out of the country and closed up shop there in crowded New York. Not sure of what he wanted to do next – Hicks had plans to work at that small hedge fund for the rest of his working life, if possible – he collaborated with the Australian hedge fund owner and the unofficial ambassador for the kangaroos suggested that he save up as much money as possible and create his own business.
They both knew that Hicks’ creation did not, in the slightest, have to exercise moves even one-quarter as risky as hedge funds. This was when Stephen M. Hicks knew that he wanted to divvy out various financial services to the largest clients possible; rather than trying to land the few rare whales of money around the world – individuals don’t have as much money as businesses do, at least not in most every case – soliciting the interest of corporations, organizations, businesses, and other entities turned out to be a highly successful move for Southridge Capital.
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The success of Louis Chenevert is a legend in the world of business. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC). His reign in the corporation led to his great reputation in the industry.
Louis Chenevert began his careerin General Motors. He worked for 14 years. The next company he worked for is Pratt & Whitney. It is during his time in the latter that he learnt the GTF engine. In 2006, he was nominated as the Chief Executive Officer of UTC.
Chenevert made multiple changes in UTC Company. The intensive shares of the firm rose by approximately 200%: 37% to 117%. He also made major acquisitions in the firm, which made the firm superior. The GTF engine took the firm two decades to develop and $10 billion. Years later, this investment has made a huge difference in the company. The engine is used by 14 airlines in more than 70 aircraft. He also bought Goodrich at $16 billion.
Many business people around the world have been learning the ways of running their business from Louis Chenevert. They confirm his mechanisms valid. The current CEO of UTCalso uses the techniques of Louis Chenevert. He says that this helps in maintaining the standards that Chenevert set for the company.
Chenevert says that it is hard to point out one attribute he has that led to his success in UTC. He, however, says that his relentless focus has helped him in accomplishing his goals. The other factor that he advises the young businesspeople to consider is the team they work with, in their enterprises. He says that it is important to invest in the people you are working with, to see that they are up to performing the tasks that you may need to delegate.
When we reflect on our past, there are many things that we feel we could have done differently. For Louis Chenevert, he could change the way he dealt with the internal politics of the company. He says that it is vital to learn to ignore the individuals who are always against the agenda of the firm and walk with those who are aligned with the vision of the company.
You may have walked down a grocery store aisle and taken a look at what looks like miles and miles of gallon jugs of water. If you look close you will see a brand called Waiakea volcanic water. On the surface, calling this brand of water volcanic water might look like it is a marketing idea to sell more water or make it sound like a cool brand, but, in reality, it is so much more. Waiakea is a true volcanic water because of the way they filter and process it. We use the term process very loosely too because in reality the volcano does most of the work. This allows the water to offer true volcanic water benefits to everyone who drinks it.
Waiakea is a company who cares about more than just selling water. They care about their environment and the world in which we all live. Not only do they use the nature of the volcano to filter the water they bottle, they have changed the bottle problems too. As you might know a plastic bottle can be recycled but, these often wind up in a landfill and they take around one thousand years to break down. Waiakea set out to design a water bottle that is more friendly to the environment. The new bottle can be recycled or if left to break down on it’s own, it only takes fifteen years. As you see, this is a huge step in the right direction when it comes to becoming an eco-friendly company.
Imagine, if you will, drinking water that is great for you and that offers you volcanic water benefits and natural balanced pH. All of this from a bottle that breaks down easily in the environment or can be recycled, made by a bottled water company who really cares about the world they live in. That is what happen with every sip of Waiakea water. As if that was not enough, would you believe that the delivery trucks that the company uses to deliver the water are also eco-friendly, low emission trucks? Well, you can believe it because it is the truth. So, drink up and feel good.