If you ever attended a conference where entrepreneurs from countries like Brazil were giving people entrepreneurial strategies, you were in the right place. Brazil is among the countries with the best minds on entrepreneurial matters. Some of the famous and greatest entrepreneurs like Guilherme Paulus come from this country. Every time you interact with such great entrepreneurs, your mind on business affairs changes.
Paulus has for several years now received the Entrepreneur of the Year award. He had been invited to share his knowledge and experience on entrepreneurship on this event to make the young entrepreneurs know they can still make it.
They say you can learn something from what you see or hear. If you don’t manage to go to the entrepreneurs’ businesses to see what they do, you can attend their business seminars and conferences and hear what they have to say. Paulus wasn’t mean with information in the Top seller event since he shared a lot about every step of his business journey. Most of the startups who heard his story got encouraged and motivated to move on with their business plans. Guilherme Paulus was to go to college when he was 19 years old, but he lacked money for his academic journey. While his peers joined college and universities to strengthen their academic base, Paulus went to IBM for an internship.
He later got an opportunity to work at Casa Faro where he was an airfare salesman. Although he didn’t earn much money, this position helped him to discover the many opportunities the tourism sector had. Guilherme Paulus left Casa Faro in 1972 feeling convinced that looking for employment wasn’t the way to go. He realized he had the potential to stick to his entrepreneurial ambitions and actualize them.
Paulus is so passionate about believing in oneself. Although he didn’t have any money to make the first move toward his ambitions, he still held on to his vision in the tourism venture. At 24 years, Paulus had decided to start a tourism company with his little financial strength. He involved a partner while starting, although he knew he would get his 30 percent share if he committed his time and skills to the venture. Through his persistence and positive attitude, Guilherme Paulus is today among the top Brazilian billionaires Forbes has listed.
Louis Chenevert took over the role of CEO at UTC in 2008 and maintained the position until 2014, when he retired from the company. However, in the six years that he was at the helm of the company, he made big changes in the management of the firm and in effect led to great development. The share value of the UTC tripled indicating that the business was performing well in the years that he was in the position. Louis Chenevert achieved great results because he knew where the company needed to be strengthened. He invested heavily in technological innovations and research and at the end getting great result. He did not just look at technology that was coming from outside the company, he invested in research which made UTC come up with innovations that were bot being used somewhere else.
Louis Chenevert says that his focus was on improving operational talent and technology. These two were the most import things in the business. He was determined of making the company produce the best products that exceeded the expectations of the customer. He did not want to do things in what people were used to. He wanted uniqueness which would only come through making research a core value in the company. With research, the company was assured that it would continue making profits over and over.
Louis Chenevert ensured that the company was reviewing its operations to determine whether they were on track to achieve the goals they had set to accomplish. This is the approach that he applied in management and which helped the company make some very good results. He will always be remembered in the history of the company as the CEO who laid the right foundation for the company to grow. He identified areas that were the most important for the success of the business and that way he managed to grow it thoroughly.
Louis Chenevert accomplished his goals at UTC and is now not involved in active management of businesses. He is an adviser to Goldman Sachs. His experience with UTC has given him exposure on a lot of the things that happening the financial industry.
Tony Petrello is recognized as a brilliant business executive who has conquered the oil and gas industry after he joined the industry without education or experience in any of the operations that go on in the mining industry. He joined Nabors Industries from a legal profession. He was working as a lawyer with a law firm known as Baker &McKenzie. Before he became a lawyer, he was working as a mathematician at the Yale University. He holds a master’s degree in Mathematics from the Yale University and a law degree from the Harvard School of Law. Tony Petrello: One of the Highest Paid CEO in the Nation.
Tony Petrello was born from a humble family in Newark, NJ. Being born from a low-income earning family helped him become the person he is today. He is a person of integrity and has earned everything he has through hard work. Growing up, he knew that no one would offer him an opportunity on a silver platter. He had to work hard so that he could achieve his dreams.
Tony Petrello went to a public school, unlike other brilliant children who would be sent to private schools where the quality of education was better. Despite attending public school, this is not something that worried Petrello. Tony Petrello focused attention on passing exams by reading very hard. Petrello displayed unique ability to solve mathematics problems, and as it would later emerge, he was a mathematics genius. His abilities in math would see him get a scholarship to study at the Yale University.
Today, Tony Petrello holds a master’s degree in mathematics. Although e is no longer a mathematician, his abilities to solve problem shave been replicated at Nabors Industries. The oil and gas drilling firm has gained tremendously for the past two decades that he has been in the industry so much that he is considered the best executive the company has ever had. In his years of experience in the industry, he has shown commitment and love for what he does. The success of the company he works for is considered to be the greatest ever in the history of the drilling industry.
Vijay Eswaran is a prominent and a successful entrepreneur. Mostly he is known for his philanthropic works and motivational speaker. However, Vijay is the chairman and the founder of the QI Group Company that is a multi-business. The QI group has been doing well in the business industry and achieved a lot led by Eswaran. The background of Vijay Eswaran shows that he started from scratch to rise to the level he is now of among the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the world.
According to Vijay is that for one to succeed in life has to embrace the challenges since they are strengths to achieving goals. The journey towards his success faced a lot of hiccups that were stepping stone to him to meet the success he has now. The philosophy that he had stated that if you don’t experience any trial knows that you are stagnant.
Every business person that is in the business wants to generate maximum profit. However, this is quite difficult to attain when the market conditions are not pleasing. In order to excel during harsh times requires one to have strategies and techniques to implement. Vijay Eswaran had the best methods to use to scale up to prominence during the uncertain economic times.
The books and articles that are written and published by Vijay show that he had a significant passion and self-motivation to achieve his goals. It is imperative to ensure there is a well-stipulated plan that will act as guidance to meeting the set goals. With the appropriate plan, it will be simple to achieve all the business and other plans towards success.
Moreover, Vijay Eswaran indicates that fear motivates a person to become successful easily. From the articles written by Eswaran such as 3 Ways Fear Drives Success elaborate in detail how fear can assist in overcoming challenges. The philosophy that Vijay has makes him be the servant leader in his leadership. He offers lots of motivation to other staff members and assuring them that they will achieve their goals.
As a motivational speaker and writer, he has numerous articles and books focusing on daily living philosophy. More so, he details his leadership skills and personal development as a motivational to readers. For this reason, he has become a role model to entrepreneurs that are passionate in business. Besides, he offers tips that one should possess so that can succeed in all endeavors.
Dubai businessman, Hussain Sajwani began life as the son of a small shop owner in Deira and has seen the highs and lows of international business success as the founder and owner of one of the largest and most successful, global luxury real estate development companies in the world–DAMAC Properties, which has reported global real estate holdings of more than 40,000 and property in locales as diverse as Saudi Arabia, London, Qatar and Lebanon. Sajwani is listed by Forbes as one of the wealthiest Arabs on the planet, with purported assets totaling more than $4 billion. While DAMAC has positioned itself as one of the world’s leading luxury property development companies–known for such extravagant features as Versace-designed apartment interiors and the enlistment of golf phenom Tiger Woods to design one of its properties golf courses–Sajwani’s modest upbringing belies the heights to which he has climbed in his phenomenally-successful decades-long business pursuits. As previously mentioned, his father was a small shop owner who sold various import items and was one of few Emiratis who sold Chinese imports back in the 50s and 60s. Sajwani spent many days watching his father’s business savvy at work and thinks its probably in his ‘blood’ since his grandfather was also an entrepreneur.
He also believes he has been in the right place at the right time for some of his earlier ‘luckier’ opportunities, like being one of the first Emiratis to be offered a government-sponsored university scholarship to study in the United States. Sajwani took full advantage of this golden opportunity and was amazed by the contrast between life in the US and Dubai. He eventually obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics and once he returned home, also came with a burning desire to parlay his American education into something great in Dubai. Initially, Sajwani worked in finance, as a contract manager at Abu Dhabi Gas Industries; but soon grew weary of the corporate grind and decided to venture out on his own. Entrepreneurship was indeed in his blood and he answered the call as it beckoned.
His first business venture was food catering in Dubai, which quickly struck gold when it secured contracts with US Military and its contractors. The business is still going strong decades later and is now called Global Logistics Services. It has since expanded its services beyond meal service to site management, power supply, and employee logistics. Additionally, it operates over 200 projects worldwide and serves over 150, 000 daily meals to educational institutions, five-star hotels, and construction sites. Hussain Sajwani has a very diversified portfolio, including numerous, profitable stock investments, as well as owning a Bahrain insurance company and ceramics factory in Oman. These varied holdings sustained Sajwani during the real estate downturn of 2008 that saw many global businesses tank. These days, Sajwani is sitting pretty as DAMAC Properties continues to benefit from his expert business acumen and vision.
Technology is always advancing, especially in the field of medicine as new cures and treatments are always in the works. Unfortunately, like any other business out there, things are not always what they seem. This looks like the case for a Biotech company that has introduced a new medical treatment for patients to fight cystic fibrosis. Kerrisdale Capital has issued a negative report on said Biotech company with the backing of Sahm Adrangi, Kerrisdale Founder, and CEO. As a leading investment company and one of the most reputable investors in the country, Sahm Adrangi is often heard about and listen to for his insight.
Proteostasis is the Biotech company that Sahm Adrangi iscurrently calling into question, as he doesn’t believe their medical research was thorough and even reviewed to the maximum extent. Kerrisdale managed to get a closer look into the biotech company and has determined that their research and claims have not be done on an adequate sample sizing since they only had four patients for testing. What Sahm found was that during the trial period for their testing, these four patients experience severe drops in their overall lung performance. With such a small sample size and data that looks sloppy and certainly not finished, Kerrisdale is calling Proteostasis claims into question.
Sahm Adrangi has invested in many companies over the course of his career and to tremendous success because of his insight and deep research protocols. Before investing in a company or letting others know a company is safe, Sahm takes the time to truly dig into a company. This is how he found Proteostasis’s supposed breakthrough was actually much less than what it seemed at the surface. According to the report from Kerrisdale, there are no results to be found through the biotech company’s data. Also, should the biotech company’s drug fail to work, they stand to lose virtually all of their assets, so the desire to produce profits is extremely high. After the initial Kerrisdale report on Proteostasis, the biotech company’s share value fell more than 15 percent.
Finding a knowledgeable and well-regarded investment banker is extremely hard to do these days. Everyone considers themselves to be the best of the best. They boast about huge portfolios and their skilled traders and futuristic algorithms. Sometimes to be successful, however, all you need is a little old fashioned research and a keen sense for how businesses work. Sahm Adrangi brings that to his investors.
Sahm Adrangi started out after earning his BA in Economics from Yale University in 2003. He quickly entered the world of credit analysis and investments, becoming an analyst and adviser at Duetsche Bank. He worked to help with leveraged loan financing and other types of credit. After a few years at DB, he started working with Chanin Capital Partners, advising creditor committees about bankruptcy and other credit-related business decisions that needed to be made. Sahm quickly realized that credit was not the business he wanted to be in, and he soon found himself at the multi-billion dollar Longacre Fund Management Company.
Wanting more from his life and his professional career, Sahm Adrangi took a measly sum of money and founded the Kerrisdale Capital Management Company in 2009. Starting with a portfolio of only $1 million, Kerrisdale quickly grew to having over $150 million in funds managed at the end of 2017. He was quickly mad the Chief Investment Officer of the Company and has been in that position ever since.
At Kerrisdale, Adrangi spends most of his time working on research and finding trends that other investment firms are failing to find. He has been able to publish several articles and papers on under-followed longs, overhyped shorts, and several misunderstandings about the actual environment of his clients’ businesses. His research and auditing skills were validated when, in 2010 and 2011, he found several instances of fraud at a range of Chinese Companies, including the China Marine Food Group, Chin-Botics, and Lihua Interantional. Several of these companies were even subject to SEC sanctions due to Sahm Adrangi’s work.
Now Adrangi is starting to expand his activities and starting to manage more funds at the Company. He is starting to use his vast expertise in biotechnologies, mining, and telecommunications to make his future clients just as successful as his current ones.
Norman Pattiz is Founder, Executive and Chairman of PodcastOne. He has worked under Clinton and Bush on the board of governors in the US broadcasting company. He is on the board that looks at the programming services that work for the general public. These services provide the best games, news, and sports. All types of services are given with the highest care and quality. That is why Norman Pattiz is known and appointed in many places to give his leadership skills that will help in managing resources and running of PodcastOne.
Apart from being the best in leadership, Norman Pattiz has worked as chair in many places where he worked. His hand has touched many awards from many companies and associations that work hand in hand with American Broadcasting. His work in programming in the sector of traffic generation gave good fruits. For instance, he helped in getting more than 40 million listeners in one week. Norman Pattiz in 2010 he started a group to deliver and distribute quality programming.
He is one of the best in looking for new opportunities. His inner eye helped him start a new PodcastOne which is an audio station. This company becomes the best in that sector giving all services that are needed by the general public. His main aim was to provide the best services that could help people. He could at all-times make sure that all their services are measured as they are given to people. Due to that, he could conduct research services every time they launched a new service. As a CEO, he wanted his company to be the best in giving services. In fact, that happened in all companies he was involved with.
With the help of Norman Pattiz, PodcastOne has rated the best company in the USA. It is known for providing the leading services that support the best Podcast Networking. The network gives over 300 hours of giving unique programming in a whole week. In combination with all other services, Norman Pattiz is the best in charity work. Many of the donations are given to schools that support music. One of them is Hamilton High School. The gifts are meant for improving and nurturing talents for kids who want to grow in this line of programming. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/normanpattiz
JHSF is a real estate company in Brazil with a major interest in the development and administration of international business airports, high-end hotels, commercial incorporation, shopping centers, and residential housing. The company was established in 1972, and is well known for its ability to explore the market and identify of new opportunities. In addition, the company offers sustainable solutions in project development that are normally emulated by other players in the industry. JHSF guarantees quality services because it pays a lot of attention to innovation and quality improvement.
JHSF has been able to pioneer major present and past solutions in real estate development and management. The company has always demonstrated its daring nature in coming up with ambitious projects. JHSF has a large presence both locally and internally. Locally, the company has a large presence in capitals like Manaus, Salvador, and Sao Paulo. Internationally, JHSF has a large presence in New York, Miami, and Punta del Este. The four major units associated with the company include the Airport, Frasano Hotel & Restaurant, Incorporation, and Shopping Centre.
About José Auriemo Neto
José Auriemo Neto is the chairman and CEO of JHSF Participacoes SA. The company focuses on developing residential and commercial properties locally and internationally. Neto administers the company’s retail and shopping portfolio that includes the Ponta Negra shopping centre in Manaus, the Bela Vista in Salvador, and the Cidade Jardim shopping complex in Säo Paulo.
Neto is a graduate of the Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP) University. He joined the company in 1993 and rose through the ranks to become one of the executives at the company by 1997. He is the founder of Parkem, which is a partaking lot management company affiliated to JHSF. He was very instrumental in helping the company create the services department.
According to Warren Buffet, it is important to embrace a bottom-up approach in long-term investment. However, the ‘active versus passive’ index returns debate continue to rage war against this method. Timothy Armour, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Group, while giving his view on Mr.Buffet’s approach say that mutual fund offers volatile risks and their opportunity cost is continually being underestimated. Although the active funds have performed dismally in the markets, there are impressive performances from Americas Funds. While there is no clear-cut way of knowing which funds will work best, Armour comments that research has shown that small expenses coupled with high manager ownership are the indicators of exceptional fund managers.
Armour who is a based in Los Angeles and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Middlebury College continues to give his perspective on various investment options which helps shape the diverse market. Further, his election as the Chairman of Capital Group in 2015 has marked the tremendous growth of the company from his vast experience spanning to 32 years at Capital Group. Under his leadership, Capital Group partnered with Samsung Asset Management (SAM) to help Koreans’ achieve long-term investments. The partnership will be instrumental in providing retirement solutions, supporting distribution channels, managing products as well as investment management. The move will ensure a mutual growth of the companies with Capital Group’s products and services being distributed using SAM Channels while SAM will upgrade its ability to invest in equity.
When giving his view on the effect of Donald Trump’s election to the stock market, Armour in his interview with Financial Times indicates that new era will be marked by huge change mainly due to the uncertainty of government policies. This shift has seen some types of investments which were defensive for previous years start to roll-over and various other sector rotations. Armour remarks that it’s hard to say where the market is heading to with the challenges facing globalization not just in the US but also in other countries.