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May 25, 2018

Mike Baur – Swiss Entrepreneur

Mike Baur, is a highly successful entrepreneur from Switzerland. He started the company, Swiss Startup Factory. Baur wasn’t always an entrepreneur who started companies, but got his started working in the banking industry, namely working for the well-known Swiss banks, UBS and Clariden Leu for more than two decades. The reason Baur left his also extremely successful bank career is because he felt that he could no longer serve people as much as he wanted to in that position, as well as help them in the ways that he wanted to and knew that he could. As Baur left banking, he began investing in small startup companies (or companies that are just starting to take root and find their place in the business world). As he began investing in these new companies, or startup companies as they are referred to in the business world, Baur’s passion for investing in new companies grew and he then co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory in the year 2014 with two of his business partners.

Mike Baur has also provided some great and not to mention very useful advice for those trying to leave their current jobs and become successful entrepreneurs. In an article which can be found on www.affiliatedork.com, Baur talks about how anyone can find success in business but you must first work hard as no success is a coincidence, be more adaptable, and be willing to take risks.

The Swiss Startup Factory is a company that in their own words, help new entrepreneurs with investing and starting up their own companies and helping them to further “unleash their entrepreneurial potential.” The company’s word-for-word inspirational motto is: “We inspire & enable people to build sustainable companies and unleash entrepreneurial potential.” On their easy-to-navigate website, the Swiss Startup Factory offers a course to help entrepreneurs further succeed in their chase as more successful entrepreneurs and businessmen and women, and as people starting a new business or company. The course is called, “Accelerator Batch.” On their website, this course states that it is a 10-week program that promises to help any entrepreneur or investor’s new startup company to profit the same amount that it would in one year, in the span of just ten weeks. On the website, there is also links to the company’s social media pages to help anyone interested in updates regarding the company. You can stay connected with the Swiss Startup Factory with their wonderful Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn, as well as their successful Youtube channel.

May 23, 2018

Dr. Saad Saad Uses His Experience And Creativity To Create Two Essential Medical Devices

Dr. Saad Saad is a specialist in pediatric surgery. His office is located in Eatontown New Jersey. He attended the Cairo U Medical Hospital and graduated in 1971. His specialties are thoracic and pediatric surgery. Dr. Saad has been in practice for 34 years and has affiliations with several of the local hospitals. The pediatric surgeries he has performed number in the thousands. He is passionate about reducing the risks and pain faced by many patients. He has traveled to the West Bank and Jerusalem to provide complicated surgeries at no cost for poor children.

 

Dr. Saad has patented two medical inventions including the medical catheter. This is used for both surgical procedures and the treatments for various medical conditions. A catheter drains fluids and gasses and may permanently or temporarily left within the body. Placing the catheter in the correct position can be challenging for the surgeon. This requires an X-ray which will expose the patient to radiation. The alternative is a large and not always available MRI machine. For these reasons Dr, Saad created a device capable of being placed properly without the use of any additional devices. The device uses integral electromagnetics and works in a similar fashion as a metal detector. This means MRI scans and X-rays are effectively eliminated.

 

The second invention of Dr. Saad improves endoscopes. This device enables a physician to look inside the body of their patient during surgery or an exam. They are most commonly used for the throat, bladder, windpipe, colon and stomach. Liquids produced by the body can cause issues because they cause the endoscope to fog. This obstructs the view of the physician. To eliminate this situation, the port of the endoscope has been converted into suction to keep the view clear. This invention means doctors no longer have to remove the endoscope, clean the necessary areas and then replace the instrument. Dr. Saad know how useful this device is because he has used it during thousands of surgeries. This device is cheap to manufacture as well as being practical. Numerous physicians are currently using this device with great success. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/drsaadsaad12

 

Dr. Saad was once asked why he invented these devices. He said it was because they were both necessary. These devices enable physicians to perform their duties in a manner that is more practical and much safer. His inventions have enabled physicians to prevent useless complications so their tasks can be performed faster and more smoothly. Technology is always bringing changes to the medical industry. Dr. Saad believes anything that adds to the safety of the patients while make the tasks of the doctors easier is a win win situation. His personal experience is responsible for innovative devices to revolutionize health care even further.

May 23, 2018

Jose Hawilla; the Born Entrepreneur

Jose Hawilla is the owner of the largest sports marketing firm in Brazil. He is a respected entrepreneur right out of the heart of Sao Paulo. Jose Hawilla dared the devil when everybody else stood on the fences. He was a newspaper reporter back in the 70s. He specialized in sports reporting. Hawilla had an entrepreneurial mind. After working as a sports reporter for a while, he decided that he could use the opportunity to start a business. His peers and contemporaries thought he was crazy. As it turns out, an entrepreneur is born. They see an opportunity and push it until it yields the outcome that they saw in the first place. That is the story of Jose Hawilla. He was discouraged but pushed on. He started a newspaper business that also included advertising in small towns around Sao Paulo. He is now the proud owner of Traffic, a major sports advertising entity that now plays in the same league with the likes of Nike.

 

 

Nurturing Entrepreneurship Skills

 

 

History and research have concurred that there is something about entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs. Life examples teach us that entrepreneurship is not for everybody else. There are certain qualities that one must possess to enable them to own and run a business, and stand a realistic chance of succeeding. However, much as the traits are an essential ingredient, one also needs an environment to nurture the entrepreneurial ideas.

 

 

The Global Entrepreneurship Index

 

 

The entrepreneurship index has shown that there are certain policies that a country must adopt, to help its citizens grow their entrepreneurial talents. The global index published in 2016 indicates that some countries perform better on the entrepreneurship element of business than others. The survey sought to find out which countries offer the best entrepreneurship opportunities. The USA led the pack with 86.2%. America’s neighbor, Canada came second at 79.5%, followed by Taiwan and Iceland. The survey sought to establish what the leading countries have done that has encouraged a lot of entrepreneurship projects. The US was found to be a major promoter of entrepreneurship through making it possible for its citizens to access credit. The authorities have also crafted ways of giving small businesses tax incentives. For more details you can visit estadao.com

 

Reference: https://exame.abril.com.br/carreira/cresce-numero-de-oportunidades-no-mercado-esportivo/

 

 

May 16, 2018

Alex Pall Illustrating Change in Chainsmokers

Alex Pall and Andrew Teggart met in 2012 with the help of their manager Adam Alpert to form a dance music production duo. The two have already become a household name in the music industry with only two years after the release of their single “Selfie” in 2014. The anticipated song “Closer” which will feature Hasley is expected to be different from the past productions as it will have Andrew singing.

Many DJs often do not bother to be involved in the creation of the song; they prefer songwriters and vocalist to deal with the lyrics and singing as they deal with the electronic production of the music. The duo stands out as they are actively involved with the songwriters to produce their content. The message conveyed by the song normally involves issues common to the society such as effects of the social media.

“Closer” deals with the topic of love and more specifically breakups. The song explains how the two met and the reason they broke up. Alex Pall was involved in dance music even before meeting Andrew as it was a hobby to him. Alex used to juggle between work and creating music in New York before he fully settled to producing and his manager introduced him to Andrew. Alex was not sure of venturing into full-time production of music as it was more of pleasure to him than work.

The two clicked almost immediately as they started meeting regularly and started producing songs and performing. They have come to learn a lot over the time they have worked together that have enabled them to receive awards along the way.

Building identity in the electronic genre has never been easy as there is a lot of similarity between different artist. This makes the competition in such an industry stiff and for one to emerge the best one has to alter production to a different version consistently. The duo has however changed their perspective and are now taking a different approach from straight-up music. “Roses” and “Waterbed” are an illustration to the changes they are implementing to stand up ahead of the rest.

https://celebmix.com/the-chainsmokers-named-first-1-dance-artist-on-billboards-dance-100/

May 10, 2018

Sahm Adrangi- An Analyst with a Winning Strategy

Sahm Adrangi went to the prestigious Yale University where he attained his Arts in an Economic bachelor degree, and he is the chief executive officer of Kerrisdale Capital Management. The company location is in New York City, and its mandate is managing investments for its clients with a total base of 500 million dollars in liquidity assets. The company focuses on using long-term values and also the events driven situations to offer customized services and advice globally.

It’s a fundamentally oriented company with exceptional and unique investments strategies. According to Sahm Adrangi, the company uses less known ways of investing for accumulating the client’s capital by shortening the company stock of any public company before it gets listed in the stock market. Kerrisdale uses the strategy of betting against the company stock before it becomes public and using this strategy it has gained 28% annual return.

The Kerrisdale capital investment become public in 2009 and become a famous company that accumulated it capital within a short time. Sahm Adrangi worked at Longacre Fund Management as their investment analysts where he managed the company assets of 1.2billion dollars. Longacre Company is private investments Partnership Company that offers various services about equity fund and credit fund. Mr. Adrangi also worked at Chanin Capital Partners that provided bankruptcy restructuring, and he assisted and advised creditors on multiple ways of the reorganization and the Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Sahm main assignments for the company included representing bondholders committees, bank debt holders.

He represented the preferred equity committees, dealing with bankrupt companies and other distressed creditors in different industries.

Sahm Adrangi also worked at Deutsche Bank in the finance group dealing with leveraging where he helped syndicate and structure the bank’s non-investment grade and high yields bonds. Additionally, at Deutsche Bank he leveraged on buying out of the client’s financings, Debts refinancing and Chapter 11 of the exits financing. Sahm Adrangi started Kerrisdale Capital with its core mandate being the leading proponents in investment world using the soft activism investing approach.

The approach creates various catalysts by sharing its investment ideas with the broader community.

Sahm Adrangi boasts of being a publisher and speaker who has offered insights to various publishing companies including the Newyork Times.

 

May 02, 2018

AIA CEO Robert Ivy To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy, was awarded the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.

The Polk Award, given to individuals with ties to the Mississippi area for notable and exceptional careers in the arts, has been awarded to luminaries such as Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Eudora Welty in 2001, late historian Shelby Foote in 2004 and Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman in 2007. Ivy will be the first architect ever to receive the award.

President of the MIAL Nancy LaForge in a statement praised Ivy for “making architecture more accessible to the general public”, while President of AIA Carl Elefante congratulated Ivy, calling him a “worthy ambassador for our profession” and describing the honor as a “crowning personal and professional achievement for him as a native of Mississippi”.

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Robert Ivy is the holder of a Bachelor of Arts in English from Sewanee: The University of the South, as well as a Masters of Architecture from Tulane University. He launched an editorial career in 1996 as Editor in Chief of Architectural Record before becoming Vice President and Executive Director at the construction media arm of McGraw-Hill Education.

Named CEO of the AIA in 2011, Ivy has made it a priority to transform the institute into a technologically forward-thinking organization, while also increasing its public awareness to the benefit of its more than 90,000 members – the highest level of membership in the institute’s 160-year history.

The American Institute of Architects was founded in 1857 by a group of thirteen New York architects, with the intent of forming an organization dedicated to the promotion of architecture in the public sphere. Today, the institute is headquartered in Washington, D.C., while also boasting 260 chapters and over 90,000 members across the globe and continuing to undertake public health and government advocacy in pursuance of its founding objective.

Learn more about Robert Ivy: http://www.architectmagazine.com/awards/robert-ivy-receives-noel-polk-lifetime-achievement-award_o