Known mostly for owning the Maniara Shopping Mall, Roberto Santiago had no idea that one day he would go into business. He was passionate about writing and never dreamt of entrepreneurship. In fact, he says that business is something that came to his mind when he was a bit old. He had no knowledge of it, and so he had to go back to school at a rather late age.
Roberto was born to average parents, who could not give him a silver spoon at birth. Consequently, he had to utilize his artistic skills to make it in life. Initially, he began by writing children literature; Roberto was very passionate about it that he earned a lot of respect from parents and teachers. Kids also loved him and they looked forward to new publications of their favorite cartoon characters. As time progressed, Roberto started writing play scripts and directing films. He was unquestionably talented in the artistic field, causing people to follow him naturally. Additionally, Roberto was a blogger, who wrote mainly inspirational messages. In an age where people were beaten down by many cares, his message of hope was well received by many. Consequently, Roberto became very popular in Brazil and outside since the social media is international and does not limit one to a geographical zone. Roberto says that he mainly based his writings on his personal experiences as he had faced many failures and decided to rise above them.
The success of the blogs led Roberto to desire to invest his income. However, he feared to invest without any background knowledge in business. Consequently, Roberto enrolled in Pio Marxist College before he joined the University Center in Joao Pessoa where he studied Bachelor of Business Administration. While he was still in College, Roberto started Café Santa Rosa, where he sold healthy foods to the people of Brazil. As is his norm, Roberto gave the best services to the people, and he gained a large clientele. Within no time, he saved enough money and opened a cartonnage company that dealt with the sale of cardboards and other such products. Roberto says that the cartonnage company did so well and turned his life around. The savings from the business were enough to buy the huge piece of land on which the Maniara Shopping Mall is located.
After two years of buying the land, Roberto built and launched the Maniara Shopping Mall, which is rated as the biggest and most modern mall in Brazil. Roberto vision was to offer all goods under one roof. At the same time, he wanted to provide a different experience for the people by giving them a heaven experience on earth. As such, he ensured that fun was provided by every outlet in the mall.
In 2014, Antony Petrello made headlines worldwide when he was announced as the highest paid CEO in the country. This news attracted both praise and disdain from all parts of the country but few people ever posed to ask the two main questions; who is Tony Petrello and why does Tony Petrello deserve to earn so much?
In case you missed the news, 2104 saw Tony Petrello earn more than $68 million to push him to the top of the list of the highest paid CEOs in America. This figure may sound huge but it is a true reflection of the man that is Tony Petrello- a hardworking, honest and caring man who always strives for perfection. Even though Nabors Industries is probably the largest land based oil and gas drilling contractor in the world and could easily afford to pay him that much, it must be noted that his contract with the company directs that up to eighty percent of his income will be based on the profits of the company. For him to have earned that much means that he had brought the company to form and that the company’s profits have been in very good shape under leadership.
As further testimony to his hard work and excellent leadership ability, it is worth pointing out the fact that Anthony Petrello came from very humble beginnings. A former college colleague who shared a dorm room with him during freshman year described him back then as a ‘skinny boy with a thick Italian accent from Newark’. But his brilliance at Math had earned him a full scholarship at Yale and, coupled with his hard work, saw him complete his studies AND GRADUATE FROM Harvard Law School. Even at Nabors Industries, Tony had to claw his way slowly up the ranks over 30 years before eventually made the company’s CEO.
Anthony Petrello and his wife Cynthia are also widely recognized as philanthropists who reserve a sizeable chunk of their wealth to charity and donations. A good example of these is the $7 Million donation that they recently made to the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute.
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LifeLine Screening is in the fore front when it comes to providing quality health services to the community. It offers screening to people and is aimed at identifying potential health hazards which are in turn treated hence preventing the advancement of the chronic diseases. Many of the diseases that Life Line Screening screens are asymptomatic but whose health risks are preventable if their identification is on time.
LifeLine’s screening is quick, safe, painless, and one that does not invade the healthy body tissues. Equipment of high quality is used by professional technicians in conducting the screening. The results from the procedure are then used by the doctors in administering the appropriate treatment procedures. Whenever a disease has been identified, physicians often advise a change in lifestyle to prevent advancement of disease.
An E-Newsletter is also provided by LifeLine Screening that aims at guiding the patient in ensuring their health well-being. Appropriate changes in lifestyle highlighted in E-Newsletter in line to the chronic disease at hand. By doing so, they ensure that their patients are always updated regarding their health.
LifeLine Screening partners with different organizations in sustaining a program of wellness and awareness creation. The program has proved to be positive especially in the saving of funds. Members of these organizations are empowered and educated on how to lead a healthy life to learn more: http://www.lifelinescreeningblog.com/ click here.
The employees are educated on how to prevent chronic diseases as well as the importance of screening and the various benefits of being part of such programs. The program is also a platform of making the members aware of their current health status and the risks that they might face in the future. All this is professionally known through screening. If any risk is identified, the progression of any chronic disease is prevented as treatment commences.
The health knowledge gained by the members is used in the search for healthcare services that ensures that their normal healthy life is maintained. LifeLine Screening does different kinds of screening ranging from ultrasound, bio-metric, and blood screening. Their screening results may also include a comprehensive report which is aimed at giving details of main areas of focus.
James Dondero is the co-establisher and the President of Highland Capital Management, L.P which is an investment firm based in Dallas. James Dondero collaborated with Mark Okada to establish the company in 1993. Since its formation, James has led the organization towards charitable activities such as donating to non-profit groups. James is committed to improving educational standards for Dallas-Fort Worth residents by creating learning opportunities. To achieve his desires, James Dondero has a list of donations and partnerships that help in improving living standards of people residing in Dallas.
The most recognized organization in the educational sector in Dallas is Education is Freedom. The group provides financial aid for youths who want to pursue college studies and earn degrees. Courtesy of James, Education is Freedom offers standardized test preparation, professional augmentation, mentoring guidance, and internships at major Dallas corporations and non-profit organizations. This special opportunity creates a platform for work and quality experience for the youths who seek it. In the long run, Dallas produces the most prepared and skilled personnel to work in various fields.
Being the leader of Highland Capital Management, Mr. Dondero interacts with many diversified clients. The company’s clients include foundations, public pension schemes, financial institutions, high-net worth persons and endowments firms. To fully satisfy the broad customer range, the organization’s offices are globally-based in London, New York, Singapore, and Seoul. However, the firm maintains its headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. James Dondero’s success is credited to his thirty years experience in credit markets. He is attributed to holding more than one leadership post including being the Board’s Chairman and CEO at HCM Acquisition Company. Before creating Highland Capital, James worked at Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary as the chief investment officer. There, James Dondero grew the enterprise from a mere concept to more than $2 billion between the year 1989 and 1993. Dondero’s management skills in portfolios include investment grade corporate, high-yield bond, and common stocks knowledge among others.
Before James expertise awareness, James Dondero underwent training. He attended a financial training program at JP Morgan. James then attended Virginia University where he acquired a BS in Commerce (Accounting and Finance). His corporate passion led James in the certification of being a managerial accountant. James has a right to utilize the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Marc Sparks, a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist based in Dallas, is known as an innovator with his vision to empower startups through various strategies. He has developed some great strategies to nourish the start-up firms and offers to mentor new and seasoned entrepreneurs. Sparks focuses on every area of businesses and guided financial sector companies, restaurants, hospitality start-ups, and more. Interestingly, Sparks focuses on long-term business plans and thinks that customer service is crucial for sustained business. He founded his own startup incubator firm named Timber Creek Capital and looking for fresh and innovative ideas from individuals. Sparks’ decades of experience in venturing various industries helped him to identify where to focus for ensuring sustained business and growth. Learn more: https://classroomvoices.org/marc-sparks-risk-taker-in-and-out-of-business/
Marc is highly dedicated to driving result and checks for each idea inside him firm to see the viability before asking the contributor to proceed with it. It means that Sparks is very concerned with the confidence and result of the new entrepreneurs and tries for engage them with results. Interestingly, he sets both long-term and shot-terms goals for each business idea as he understands that startups need careful step-by-step progress. Sparks is also focused on connecting aspiring entrepreneurs with experts, by taking the role of a business facilitator. He created a program named Marketing Sparks with that objective, and it gives communication channels for various business ideas. The program offers the opportunity to aspiring entrepreneurs for collaborating with highly skilled individuals that help them to take accurate business decisions. Learn more: http://sparktankdfw.com/
Sparks has more than three decades of experience as an investment specialist and serial entrepreneur. He recently redesigned the office of Timber Creek Capital to make it more accommodative and inspiring to the young entrepreneurs. It also created an amazing work environment that prompt his employees to put the best out of them and impresses his clients. Sparks explains that the new office inspires him like his winery that is supported by his 16 acres of the grape farm. He says that he is a great fan of wineries and regularly trip to his farm in East Texas as it inspires him with fresh ideas.
Sparks thinks that his success story would not give great lessons to the entrepreneurs but his failures can. With that concept, he wrote a book, “They Can’t Eat You,” which focuses on his creativity and entrepreneurial failures. Sparks is a major supporter and contributor to The Samaritan Inn, a homeless shelter for women. Apart from offering shelter, it also gives vocation training to the habitants and makes them employed or self-dependent. Sparks has built many homes in the Dallas area by collaborating with a non-profit named Habitat for Humanity. Marc also distributed more than 1,000 laptops to the children from the struggling communities to make them escape from the poverty. Learn more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/entrepreneur-marc-sparks-transforms-office-to-optimize-innovative-collaboration-300024747.html
Inspirey inquired what does the future hold for Jason Hope’s business and what is he excited about in the industry. Jason Hope responded that he is always looking for the next cutting edge technology that can bring about major changes to our society. Right now he says he is especially interested in anti aging medicine and how it can be used to prevent Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
Jason Hope says that millions of dollars are spent towards trying to find a cure these chronic and debilitating diseases. Mr. Hope believes that the real way to beat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s is by looking at disease prevention and developing new technologies that can detect such diseases early on before they cause permanent damage. As with vaccines, preventing diseases is much more easier and effective than trying to treat a disease that is already affecting a large percentage of the population. With better preventive measures in place, Jason Hope believes we can make society healthier and better.
The next question given to Jason Hope by Inspirey was what business books have impacted Jason Hope and shaped his outlook in business. Mr. Hope responded by saying that technology is such a big part of his life, that he rarely has the time to sit down and read a book. That being said, Jason Hope still does read, just not books. He says he reads mostly scientific journals and articles through internet.
In addition, if Jason Hope believes that the articles he has read online are interesting or important he will share them with others through social media channels such as Facebook. An example of an article that Jason Hope recently read and shared had to do with how the consumption of whole grains has been correlated with lower incidents of chronic diseases and increased lifespan.
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Adam Milstein is the co-founder of Israel-American Council which is based in California. His mission is to support and strengthen the Jewish people, the State of Israel and the relationship between the US and Israel. Adam Milstein has led the Israel-American Council, also abbreviated as IAC, to become United States’ fastest growing Jewish Organization. Born in 1952 in Haifa, Adam Milstein relocated to California in 1981 together with his wife, Gila. He went on to become a real estate agent and is currently the Managing Partner at the Hager Pacific Properties. The company is specialized in retail, industrial, multi-family and office properties.
In 2000, Adam Milstein and his wife started the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation. The aim of the organization is to encourage young Jews in order for them to connect with Israel by identifying their Jewish roots. Adam Milstein organized the 1st Campus Maccabbees Summit held in Las Vegas in June 2015. With over 50 organizations convened at the summit, it aimed at harnessing the full strength of the community of pro-Israel in order to conquer hate groups that spread rumors and antisemisism to college campuses regarding the Jewish State. Adam Milstein has acquired a reputation as a prominent Jewish philanthropist and he is a member of a number of big organizations such as Hasbara Fellowships, StandWithUs, Stand By Me, Jewish Funders Network, AIPAC National Council, Birthright Israel, and Israel on Campus Coalition.
Since the inception of the Israeli-American Council, it has been able to expand to ten regional councils and has active volunteers across 27 states of the US. The organization also offers many different innovative programs which engage Israeli-Americans of all ages. On an article written by Adam Milstein in a Jerusalem Post op-ed, no one dared to use the term Israeli-Americans before IAC was founded.
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On March of this year, Grupo Abril’s CLAUDIA Magazine was more than blessed. Why was this? Well, more than anything, it was because the talented José Henrique Borghi made advertisement for women’s rights in Brazil – one of his many. This exceptional Brazilian leader has written, directed and produced countless ads in his lifetime and only continues to lead the way and show the world what can be done. In fact, he is an expert at his craft and is even world-renowned for certain past works. This Brazilian business Advertisement leader can do it all, and no ad challenge is too much for him to handle – not even on his worst day.
In fact, these are the days that push him to be even better at his craft; down days allow him more clarity of mind. This Borghi Lowe leader knows how to work with the worst and how to work with the best; he has seen his equal share of each in his lifetime and recounts that he is more than satisfied with all that life has had to offer him in more than 40 faithful years. He only looks forward to greater challenges that result in greater victories for him and his team members at Mullen Lowe Brasil; there is not a day that goes by in which this man does not consider all the blessings of the past while reigniting a passion for new excellence in moving forward into uncharted ad business territories, and this is what most people who know him love about him.
If only more leaders were like him, the world would quickly change for the better. Brazilians, follow his example. Advertising and marketing leaders on all levels, don’t fail to achieve the impossible and always aim for the highest goals as he has done.
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Richard A. Smith holds the position of the Chief Executive Officer of the Securus Technologies, Inc. He has serviced in the placed since the year 2008. Smith built his leadership skills through a series of companies such as Eschelon Telecom Inc. Because of his pragmatic skills in the field of finance, he was elected as Vice President of Financial Management at Frontier Corp, and he increased the revenue of the company from $30 million to $350 million.Smith has Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo. He furthered his studies at the University of Rochester’s Simon School where he pursued Masters in Business Administration.
His experience placed him at a vantage position as the CEO of Securus Technology. This has made him run the company forward by delivering quality services and products. Furthermore, his leadership is interwoven with a team of expert that is running different departments so as to set the objective of the organization achievable.He has made a substantial move by providing a range of services to more than 1,000,000 inmates and 2,600 corrections through the company. Rick’s commitment to his duties has set a network of management team across the Dallas that oversees the matters that are related to the public information and to investigate the inmates’ issues. This has helped him monitor the communication between his management team and the public firmly and provides the right response to any incident that falls within the support of the company.
As the chairman of the company, he has placed the organization among the leading companies across the globe. Additionally, he expanded the services of the Securus and hastened the marketing with the aim of engulfing the stiff competition. His team of experts has created a sound platform that enables the company to centralize the management to create a healthy flow of communication within the right channel.The leadership of Smith has also invested over $600 million in patents and technologies with the aim of bringing transformation in the society. Smith and his team of management set the focus of providing excellent services to the customers through innovation initiatives in various spheres of technologies. This has increased the depth of trust from the community and made the company as an ideal choice as compared to its competitors. The significant primary role that Smith is conducting a lot of survey and research on matters that are arising and coming up with the right solution.As a matter of fact, Richard A. Smith is a skilled leader with the breadth of experience that has set the SECURUS at the required niche.
My task force is responsible for locating dangerous fugitives and bringing them to justice. We have a number of resources at our disposal that can make the job easier, and we try to access them all during each case. The case we were dealing with today involved a very dangerous fugitive who was robbing stores at gunpoint, and he was not concerned about concealing his identity during the process. We knew this fugitive would kill if pushed, so we tried to work around in the shadows and catch him off guard.
This was a case where our resources were limited. We could not ask his family or friends for help because they would wither be harboring him or tip him off to what we were doing. This was not the case for informants to come forward because they all fared for the safety of their own families. That being said, we did have an ace up our sleeve I was thrilled to be using.
Securus Technologies was installing a call monitoring system in the local prison, one that happened to be housing the fugitive’s brother. The CEO of Securus Technologies, Rick Smith, says his Dallas-based company is dedicated to making our world safe, we were about to put those claims to the ultimate test. When the brother would get on the phone, he was very cautious about speaking about his brother, but there were times he just could not refrain from saying things that were helping the authorities.
One night he mentioned how he missed hanging with his brother at the old farm-house on a friend’s acre of land. This was a place not on our radar until that night, and we swarmed that location and found our suspect hiding like a scared rat under a few bales of hay to try and avoid capture.