Equities First Withholding is a multi-national company with offices all around the world, especially in Austrailia. This particular office is in Austrailia and has three people to run the entire office, according to their website. There is the President, the Managing Director, a director, and an associate as well. As they need more people, I am sure positions will be added to the offices there in Australia. Equities First Withholding is a great company and would be a good company to look into for job opportunities. Equities specializes in capital for businesses and does very well for their specialization as well.
Eric Lefkofsky Advances Cancer Treatment
Cancer has now become a more pronounced disease as it was before. According to statistics, people living with cancer make 40% of the population in the US. The number of people living with cancer is expected to increase as years go by. Cancer treatment has, therefore, become crucial to all health facilities aiming at offering treatment at all levels. Tempus has advanced cancer treatment by improving data collection and technology used in hospitals. Tempus is led by Erick Lefkofsky who is the co-founder of this company.
Eric Lefkofsky’s idea of collecting more detailed and reliable data about cancer patients struck his mind after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. It is at this point that Erick realized a big gap that existed between data collection and technology. He realized that a lot of data are collected about cancer patients but the information collected is not channeled in a streamlined way to make use of it during cancer treatments. Despite that technology was embraced in hospitals, this technology had not been incorporated in data collection and research analysis.
Tempus came in as a result of those gaps that were discovered by Lefkofsky aiming at transforming how cancer care was delivered to patients. Tempus has created a platform that effectively analyzes patients’ molecular as well as clinical data that has made cancer treatments more accurate and efficient. This company also developed soft wares for analytical work but obtaining clinical and medical data for analysis was initially a problem.
The company also faced another problem whereby the information or rather data collected about cancer patients was stored as progress notes. The data was inform of free text field that made it difficult to capture the information and analyze it efficiently. Fortunately, Tempus has developed soft wares such as optical character recognition capabilities and natural language processing that collects pertinent notes that are quickly transformed into structured data that help advance cancer treatment and care.
Cancer treatment has been advanced by Tempus whereby molecular and cellular data has now been involved in their analytical work. According to Tempus, human genes hold clues of what is happens to the body cells and therefore genome sequencing can make it easier and more efficient in fighting cancer disease. Tempus has made it easy for doctors to pair a specific type of cancer with the appropriate treatment hence improving the prognosis of cancer treatments.
Erick Lefkofsky is the co-founder and the CEO of Tempus. He was born in 1969 and studied at the University of Michigan where he acquired his degree in law in the year 1993.Even though he attained high qualifications in law, Erick was swept in the Dot.com revolution where he emerged as an influential player in the Tempus Company. He spends most of his time in Chicago as this is where Tempus is located.
Eric is also a professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of business teaching a course on Entrepreneurship. He has also written a business book about how technology affects business. The work of Tempus has brought advanced cancer treatment globally hence improving the lives of cancer patients.
Whitney Wolfe, who is the brains behind a matchmaking app known as Bumble, recently held her wedding ceremony in Amalfi Coast, Southern Italy. Her partner was Michael Herd, a celebrated hotelier and investor in the oil and gas industry. The couple met back in 2003 during a vacation with their families in Aspen. They got to know each other through a mutual friend.Michael and Whitney began dating on Valentine’s Day a year after they met. They also got engaged two years after they began dating. Whitney hired Diana Sorensen, who works for Sugokuii Events, as the wedding planner based on her exceptional taste and experience in events planning. She also got a recommendation from friends about selecting Villa Tre Ville as the wedding venue.Whitney donned a couture Oscar de la Renta gown and Gianvito Rossi heels on her wedding day. The bridesmaids and groomsmen had matching outfits. The ceremony kicked off at 7:45 PM and ended at 5:00 AM. It involves exchanging of vows, catering, dancing and presentation of gifts. The after-party was inspired by the classical Italian disco era. Whitney donned a Naem Khan dress after cutting the cake and danced with her new bridegroom until 5 AM.
About Whitney Wolfe
As the founder of the fourth most popular dating app, Whitney Wolfe has several professional achievements on her name. She was among the influential women listed on Elle’s Women in Tech in 2016 and Business Insider’s 2014 compilation of 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech.
Wolfe’s academic and career background
Whitney Wolfe is an international studies graduate of Southern Methodist University. She ventured into entrepreneurship at the age of 19. Her venture focused on selling bamboo tote bags. Wolfe also founded the “Help Us Project” as a non-profit group in collaboration with Patrick Aufdenkamp, a celebrity stylist. Hatch Labs hired her at 22 years of age to work with a start-up known as Cardify. She left the company after the start-up collapsed and ventured into the world of matchmaking apps.
Bumble was a result of Whitney Wolfe’s relentless ambition to develop a unique dating mobile application. Since its inception in 2014, Bumble has surpassed other dating apps by serving over 18 million subscribers. The company also recently rolled out BumbleBIZZ and BumbeBFF as a strategy for diversifying its service and product portfolio.With its official headquarters in Austin, TX, Bumble is governed by a professional team of 70 employees. The company released BumbleBIZZ as a career-connection app. Women are the allowed to reach out first in every connections that are made. Bumble’s BumbleBFF is specifically designed for women who seek female acquaintances. Whitney Wolfe is hopeful that these apps will make a big difference in modern-day communications.
Samuel Strauch is a Florida real estate investor and developer who is based in the Miami Beach area in South Florida. He created Metrik Real Estate after working for a family business that dealt with real estate investment and development. Before entering the real estate field, Samuel Strauch had worked in the banking industry. His educational background includes studying business, finance and international management at Hofstra University, Erasmus University and Harvard University.
Mr. Strauch says that investors in the Miami Real estate market need not fret over the recent hurricane damage. Samuel Strauch reminds investors that Miami and Florida as a whole is one of the best places in the country to withstand hurricane force winds, flooding and tornadoes. This is because after Hurricane Andrew swept through the state, the state of Florida has enacted one of the most stringent building codes anywhere in the planet.
The strict building codes means that new buildings must be constructed to be hurricane proof. Older structures would also have to be fortified or torn down and replaced. What this means is that despite the ongoing hurricane threat, Miami buildings and structures should be safe in the event of a major hurricane. From the investor and developer point of view, this is very reassuring, says Samuel Strauch. This gives you peace of mind that your investment will remain safe.
While hurricane Irma did cause extensive damage in Florida, it was nowhere near the level caused by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. This was because the state of Florida has shored up its infrastructure and enacted the tougher building codes. Samuel Strauch says that pumps are now powered by backup generators, so that water will continue to be pumped out of streets and flooded streams in the case of power outages. Such a move has helped reduce flooding and associated water damage in many low lying and waterfront areas in the Miami metro area. Shatterproof class, cinder block masonry and roofs with hurricane straps also limit and prevent hurricane damage from powerful winds.
Samuel Strauch says that the real estate in Miami has taken a dip due to Hurricane Irma, but it will not be down for long. Once cleanup is complete and power is restored, expect demand to increase right back where it was. Florida is well prepared for major hurricanes and the threat of a hurricane should not stop real estate developers from investing in some of the best locations in the country.
Samuel Strauch info: www.metrikmiami.com/
Bridget Scarr is a successful media production entrepreneur based in London, United Kingdom. She studied at Rhodes University and later worked as a TV producer before transitioning to innovative production and writing. Bridget’s projects attract a large audience across various platforms. Her over 15 years experience as an executive producer has enabled her to successfully direct several creative and technical productions teams. These productions include animation, entertainment, advertisements, factual entertainment programming and lifestyle.
Bridget’s ambition was to actualize her ideas and that of others. This ambition led to the development of Colibri Studios. The studio has since brought to life this ambition through exhibition projects, Augmented and Virtual reality, Digital Content and traditional TV projects. Colibri Studios has teamed up with international journalists, creative talent and project partners with the aim of actualizing projects. Bridget Scarr manages content development, partnership and strategy part of the project.
Bridget believes that actualization of projects relies on its primary inspiration. She is currently working on a project to create an app that will enable the current generation understand people who lived in the past. The app will create understanding through factual and scripted elements such as landmarks and monuments as well as narrative stories.
Bridget believes that regular meditation and time out to natural environments helps create focus and new energy. She encourages individuals to embrace meditation and make it a routine activity as this changed her world for the better. Bridget believes in planning her time well in order to have a productive day. She also values her family as she creates time to bond with her son and partner.
Bridget Scarr encourages individuals to never lose hope with the challenges that come with life. Individuals should be thankful to those who are always supportive of them. They should also get rid of fear, love unconditionally and believe in oneself. She emphasizes that challenges do present a learning platform. One should therefore concentrate on the opportunities that come with challenges.
As an entrepreneur, Bridget believes that a wine app is a great investment opportunity that has not been tapped into. With advancement in technology, the app presents a unique business opportunity for both wine stores and online retailers. It should avail virtual wine store accompanied by home delivery services.
Every human being wishes to fulfill their ambitions. There are several challenges that hinder one’s success but the most important thing is to stand, shake off the dust and move on. Discover your points of interest and work towards attaining your goals. This is the foundation to renowned global entrepreneurs.
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PodcastOne’s chief executive officer, Norman Pattiz recently released the final results of the firm’s progressive, inclusive studies that were conducted on five major consumer brands across diverse service and products classes. Mr. Pattiz released the results alongside Edison Research Strategy’s Vice President, Tom Webster. The study was conducted during the second half of 2016 and concluded that podcasting has a positive influence on brands.
According to the study, over 60 percent of podcast listeners tend to refer to a particular grocery brand after an ad runs. This is a significant increase from a paltry seven percent of listeners in the pre-study. Also, autonomous product responsiveness significantly improved. Edison Research conducted three types of research on behalf of PodcastOne in 2016.
Some of the brands that took part in the study are well-known but were launching new marketing campaigns. The rest of the brands that took part are lesser-known but were seeking to improve their awareness. According to Mr. Webster, the study points out that podcast listeners are more interested in brand messages. This is attested to by the fact that there is a general willingness to consider or purchase such brands.
On his part, Mr. Pattiz asserted that the podcast setup paves the way for superior brand awareness, which gives it an advantage over traditional product advertising techniques. The results explain why PodcastOne has been dedicated to the use of an integrated approach as far as measurement and advertising are concerned.
Norman Pattiz’s Résumé
Norman is a renowned entrepreneur with vast interests across the media industry in America. He is the founder and CEO of Westwood One, a leading provider of digital content, sports, entertainment, and weather programming news in the U.S. This media conglomerate brings together several subsidiaries including Courtside Entertainment Group and PodcastOne which is a nationally renowned advertiser-supported podcast channel. Learn more: http://normanpattiz.com/
Under Norman’s leadership, PodcastOne has experienced remarkable growth. It currently highlights more than 300 hours of creative programs on a weekly basis. On its part, Westwood One provides news to leading outlets such as CBS News, Mutual Broadcasting System, NCCA Basketball, CNN Radio, and the Super Bowl.
Apart from his success in the corporate world, Norman has benefitted from lucrative public appointments. He served as a board member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors during the Bill Clinton and George Bush administrations. He is also a regent at the University of California Los Angeles besides serving as the chairman of the Los Alamos National Security Laboratories. He has also been admitted to the National Radio Hall of Fame.
OSI Group has been at the forefront of expanding its business by acquiring other companies. This company is a leading provider of custom food products. OSI Group has operations in various countries across the globe. This organization is committed to:
1. Emphasizing on growth
According to the president of OSI Group, David McDonald, the company is committed to growth. He further stresses that OSI Group works closely with its customers to provide them with cutting-edge solutions that will assist them to build their businesses. This collaboration enables clients to dictate what they want. He further congratulates Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Lavin for his continued dedication to OSI Group.
2. Expanding its operations
OSI Group acquired Tyson Foods plant for $7.4 million to expand its business in Chicago. This new acquisition covers an area of about 200,000 square foot and will provide an avenue for OSI Group to expand its manufacturing capabilities. Tyson Foods plant manufactures a broad range of foods such as bacon, hot dogs, and poultry, which are in line with OSI Group’s portfolio.
3. Making inroads in Europe
OSI Group acquired Flagship Europe and Baho Food with the aim of making its presence known in Europe. Baho Foods has five subsidiaries in Netherlands and Germany, and this merger would help OSI Group provide a broader product portfolio to its increased clients.
4. Global Growth
OSI Group is a conglomerate with operations in China. According to its president, OSI Group views itself as a global leader that operates a large-scale operation.
5. OSI Group’s management team
OSI Group’s chief executive officer has an excellent academic background that enables him to steer the company to greatness. Under his leadership, the corporation has focused on innovation while growing its operations across the globe.
About OSI Group
OSI Group is a food processing company whose head office is in Aurora, Illinois. The company has been operational over ten decades, and it is the leading provider of processed foods in the world. OSI Group is a private company, and it has more than 20,000 employees. This company has offices in North America, Asia, the Pacific, Eastern and Western Europe. OSI Group’s products range from vegetable, poultry, to dough products. This meat processing company serves high profile clients such as the McDonald’s chain of restaurants. OSI Group is led by Sheldon Lavin and David MacDonald who work tirelessly to ensure that the company serves a broader market. This company has received recognition from numerous organizations. In 2011, it was listed as one of the largest companies in the world by Forbes Magazine. OSI Group continues to maintain a stable heritage of service and quality in all its endeavors.
OSI Group Info: www.foodworks.pl/en/osi-group-en.html
Recently, in a conversation with Reuters, it was announced that SahmAdrangi, founder and Chief Investment Officer of Kerrisdale Capital Management, has planned to make an unprecedented move in which he will be shorting an unnamed, soon-to-be-public company. Mr. SahmAdrangi has currently raised approximately $100 million through investors who believe in his thesis. This new fund by Kerrisdale Capital Management has been termed a co-investment and appears to be the first of its kind. While it is not uncommon for fund managers to securing financing for the recovery of companies associated with energy, as well as residential mortgage-backed securities, an investment such as this has not been seen before.
As the head of the small New York-based firm, Mr. Adrangi recently took it upon himself to deliver an email to his investors, detailing the fact that they have currently garnered a very significant amount of money in a very short period of time, alluding to the idea that the move has impacted the alternatives community. The unnamed company that Mr. Adrangi plans to short is allegedly worth upwards of $10 billion. In an effort to continue garnering support for his thesis, Mr. Adrangi, along with Shane Wilson, an analyst for Kerrisdale, has planned to release a new report, a video, as well as a website that will continue to details intricacies of the short sale. According to an anonymous source, the target company will be revealed during May of this year, as the Kerrisdale is currently buying stock in the company in order to position themselves correctly for the move.
As the founder and Chief Investing Officer of Kerrisdale Capital Management, Mr. Adrangi has been actively involved in the development of the company since its inception in 2009. After founding the company on less than $1 million, Kerrisdale Capital Management has grown to manage approximately $500 million. Mr. Adrangi has been widely recognized for his exploits regarding short selling and publishing research, and between 2010 and 2011, helped to expose a myriad of fraudulent Chinese companies, including Lihua International, China Marine Food Group, and China-Biotics.
It is always encouraging to hear of those who, through hard work and pure drive, have been able to rise in the modern corporate world from the bottom of a company to the heights of its executive suite. It is precisely because such stories are so rare in the modern business world that they can grasp imaginations. These tales are almost a lottery narrative for the intelligent. With just the right set of circumstances and proper character traits, you too can be a big winner.
And like the narratives that lottery players tell themselves in order to justify the hundreds of dollars they spend on losing bets, many of us who want to view the corporate world as fair or at least meritocratic spin stories to maintain our belief that hard work, talent and a passion for our jobs might be all it really takes to enjoy the highest levels of success in business.
So we look for the diamond in the ruff – that one story out of 1,000 of someone who was really able to climb the corporate ladder all the way to the top through nothing but skillful use of their god-given faculties. But too often upon close inspection, even these rare stories of pure meritocratic success turn out to be a bit more nuanced than our internal narratives might take into account.
One such example is the rise of Luiz Carlos Trabuco, CEO of Bradesco, one of the largest banks in Brazil. Starting out with the firm, as a bank teller, in 1969, Trabuco had only a high school diploma and no job experience at all. From the banking-world equivalent of the mail room, he was able to almost immediately begin climbing through the ranks. Proving himself to be both a diligent worker and talented administrator, he was consistently promoted up through the chain of command, eventually reaching the level of regional manager by the late 1970s. He was also able to put himself completely through college during this time, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in social psychology.
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Trabuco was given his first executive role at the bank in 1984, when he was appointed the firm’s director of marketing department. There, he again proved himself an able leader, increasing sales and elevating the company’s public image to levels that it had never before enjoyed.
It wasn’t until 1992 that Trabuco first began having a profound influence on the way in which his bank did business. In that year, he was appointed president of the firm’s financial planning unit. By this time an expert on global finance, Trabuco quickly moved to throw out the old, egalitarian banking model that the bank had long clung to. He created a stratified system where the richest customers got the bulk of the bank’s attention, with separate luxury facilities, personal banking and lavish rewards. While this strategy assigned class levels to customers within the bank for the first time, it also proved enormously successful. Bradesco quickly attracted some of the wealthiest clients in Brazil.
As he continually moved towards the position of CEO, driving sales through the roof in each unit he commanded, Trabuco started increasingly adopting globalist, class-conscious policies. He began the practice of recruiting upper management from only outside the firm, ironically making it almost impossible for anyone to repeat the career path that had marked his own personal rise through the ranks. He also began emphasizing formal educational credentials, likewise making it difficult for those without college degrees to get jobs, even as tellers.
Trabuco has been enormously successful in his career with Bradesco. It is, then, somewhat ironic that, as a result of his influence, if he were 18 again and looking for a job, he almost certainly would not even have been hired in the first place, much less able to rise to CEO.
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Imran Haque is a medical doctor practicing in the rural North Carolinian cities of Ramser and Asheboro, where he operates his two practice locations of Horizon Internal Medicine. Dr. Imran Haque founded Horizon Internal Medicine just months after he became licensed to practice in the state of North Carolina in 2001, finding enough money to open them from his work ethic and success as a practitioner of internal medicine. Dr. Imran Haque has had a lengthy, successful career despite being relatively young, rooted in his excellence in academic studies.
Although currently taking home in the Tar Heel state, Dr. Imran Haque – at this point, Mr. Imran Haque – started his career in the Caribbean islands, at the Universidad Iberoamericana, the most popular medical school in its area, as there are four schools in total for medicine in those islands. In 1998, Mr. Imran Haque earned a medical doctorate with honors. Almost ready to practice, Imran had to find a spot in a residency program. After much deliberation about where he wanted to attend, Dr. Imran Haque found an open spot at the University of Virginia’s program of internal medicine, working in hospitals in Roanoke and Salem until he finished in 2001. Just after the turn of the millennium, Imran Haque was ready to conquer the field of medicine.
Working in several rural areas throughout Virginia, Mr. Imran Haque knew that he wanted to work in the underserved rural areas of the southeastern United States, to which he found home just directly south of Virginia in North Carolina. Today, he sees well over one thousand patients per year, although he’s always welcoming new patients at his Horizon Internal Medicine locations in Asheboro and Ramseur. This popular doctor offers preventative care, cosmetic treatments, diabetes management, and medical weight loss services as specialties.