Hussain Sajwani, The DAMAC Owner, Discusses His Career

With a net worth of over $4 billion, Hussain Sajwani, the DAMAC owner, has the distinction of being one of the richest Arabs in the world but just how did he end up becoming so successful? He recently sat down with Bitsy Link to discuss how he managed to accrue such a massive fortune and how he handles running a multibillion-dollar business. He was born in the early 1950’s to a father who owned a haberdashery and it wasn’t long before he recognized his knack and affinity for entrepreneurship. He excelled in school which resulted in him receiving a scholarship to matriculate at the University of Washington in the United States. Upon graduating, he returned to his hometown and began working in one of the nearby gas industries.

He proved to be rather successful over the years and it wasn’t long before he began ascending the corporate ladder until, finally, in 2002 Hussain Sajwani became the DAMAC owner after he founded it. As someone who is a big advocate of diversity, he is proud of the fact that there are over 77 different nationalities represented at his company. One of the things the real estate developer enjoys most about working at his company is the fact that he often gets to see his ideas come to fruition and he delights in being able to see something go from being merely a concept to becoming a reality. He has also never been someone to let something like adversity stand in his way as he just shakes off fear.

When discussing his long history of success, Hussain Sajwani, the DAMAC owner, made it clear that there is no one person responsible for the prosperity of the company but, rather, every single employee pulls their own weight. Looking ahead to the future, he has said that he would eventually like to expand his empire into the adjacent European countries and subsequently the rest of the world. He is also a firm believer in social media and even believes it to be one of the most powerful networking tools of our generation. So we wish him luck.

Sajwani on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hussainsajwani/

OSI Group Operation In England Burning Waste To Make Green Energy

Sustainability and environmentally friendly practices are popular buzzwords in big business today, but one giant American company has placed these concepts at the center of everything it does — and it does so with solid, practical application.

That company is OSI Group, a meat and food processing firm based in Aurora, Illinois. For decades now, sustainability has been deeply imbedded in everything this company does from facility operating floor to boardroom office.

A classic example is Pickstock Telford, a British meat processor that became an OSI Group company in 2014. Pickstock became the first company in England recently to adopt an anaerobic digester. This is equipment and a process that produces electricity, viable gas and fertilizer from animal waste and byproducts. The digester is a system that captures waste and animal parts, burns them and converts the energy into power that can be used for many energy-intensive functions, from powering refrigeration units to keeping on the lights.

Power generated by the anaerobic digester also heats water and can generate extra power to send back into the power grid. Another byproduct is fertilizer that farmers can use in fields to enhance crop growth, yield and production.

Adding this capability helped Pickston Telford gain the coveted BSI PAS 110 accreditation, one of the most difficult energy efficiency recognitions to receive in the United Kingdom.

OSI Group has a large presence in the U.K. and across the nations of the European Union. It’s an American company that has won high praise and admiration among our European friends because the OSI Group commitment to sustainable business practice takes a back seat to none in the world.

OSI Group operates 65 facilities in 17 countries, including China, Australia, India and Brazil. It is ranked at #58 by Forbes on its list of the Top 100 privately owned companies in America. It employees more than 20,000 people around the world.

Not only is OSI one of the largest companies in the U.S., it’s one of the oldest in terms of years of continuous operation. It was established in 1909 in the Chicago area by German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky.

Accomplished Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sameer Jejurikar Goes Back to School to Further Education

In 2012, Dr. Sameer Jejurkiar was honored with the Patients’ Choice 2012 Compassionate Doctor Certification. This award is culminated by almost 100 million patients nation-wide go to websites such as UCompareHealthCare, Patients’ Choice, and Vitals and provide feedback on their physicians and their experiences with them. So unlike many awards and honors a doctor can receive, this one is strictly voted on by patients past and present.

Physicians have to have an almost perfect score in bedside manner and overall treatment to be selected for this award. A mere 3% of 870,000 physicians all over the nation were given this honor in 2012.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sameer Jejurikar is a member of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institure in Dallas, Texas, which focuses on cosmetic facial, body, and breast cosmetic surgeries. He is also affiliated with other hospitals in the Dallas area, including Pine Creek Medical Center and Dallas Medical Center. His 10+ years of experience and training in plastic surgery as well as his compassionate, warm sensitivity were what earned the 2012 Compassionate Doctor Certification from his many satisfied patients.

Known affectionately to his patients as Dr. J, Dr. Jejurkikar earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan Medical School, where he also graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Honor Society, then his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School. He regularly continues to expand his education and training to ensure that his methods are the most effective, up-to-date, and beneficial for his patients. He has recently began to pursue his Masters in Business Administration at Dallas’s Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

Find out more about Sameer Jejurikar: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-jejurikar

Upwork joins Nasdaq

An article by Patch.com talks about Upwork, a website catered to freelancers that are going to be joining Nasdaq. Upwork was founded in the year 2015 and allows businesses the leverage to hire freelancers for projects and more. Each writer or freelancer can customize their profile and list their own set of skills. The company was originally created out of a merger between Elance and oDesk. On the platform are writers, developers, designers, marketers, and more. Upwork has only gained traction bringing in more revenue and getting more people to make an account. Upwork takes a certain percentage of the profits that freelancers make, however, freelancers can choose to reject or accept certain jobs and negotiate a price with the business or individual. The marketplace is also user-friendly and makes it easy for businesses to hire individuals or freelancers to complete a task or project for them. Upwork’s CEO Stephane Kasriel is excited in the future of the company and states that they truly care about their freelancers and want them to make as much money as they can on the platform. They want to give people opportunities to make money and assist them in their financial situations. Other companies are following in Upwork’s footsteps as they plan to go public as well. The company is not so sure about their total value yet, but it is expected to be a big amount as they have started the process, according to the article. Upwork has a series of investors stated in the article too. Many have placed their faith into the company as their value has skyrocketed over the years with its clientele and registered freelancers. Clients also have been spending a lot of money hiring freelancers for their work. The article by Patch ends with Upwork’s CEO stating that the current economic situation is favoring them and that many millennials are doing freelance work.

 

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Waiakea Water Has A Unique Taste And Texture Because Of Where It Is From

Gone are the days in which all of the water in America was clean. Now, it is a place where some water supplies and patches of land are toxic, while others aren’t. This has not been good for Americans, who are being hurt by dirty water. Cancer clusters have sprung up all around the United States. Every so often, new places find out that they have bad water. The most recent story in the news was the story of how the water became tainted in Flint, Michigan. It is clear that America has a problem with its water.

There are a variety of reasons for why the water has become bad in different parts of the country. First off, a lot of dumping happens by manufacturers—both legal and illegal. Also, sometimes, substances leak into the ground and out into the atmosphere by accident. There are times when smoke, gasses, liquids and other waste byproducts have to be excreted from manufacturing places. Some pollution events have become well known, some have been kept secret for years, some are beginning to get found out and others are still going under the radar. There are communities where people have raised their voices about their concerns after seeing high rates of health problems in their neighborhoods. There are supposedly clean-up events, but who really knows whether water supplies are actually fixed when officials say that they are cleaning up? The local water supplies could still be dirty, despite clean-up efforts.

The subject of pollution makes it understandable that many people prefer to drink bottled water. Sometimes, it can be a bit overwhelming to choose which bottled water one should drink. There are differences in the taste and texture of bottled waters. These factors have a lot to do with where the water has been taken from, alkalinity and the presence of minerals. Waiakea Water definitely has a unique taste because it runs through Hawaiian volcanic rock. It has a world-class pH level that is alkaline. The alkalinity is directly a product of the water having contact with minerals in the volcanic rock.

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What’s Next For Whitney Wolfe?

Whitney Wolfe is a 29-year-old entrepreneur with a net worth of $250 million. She is the co-founder of the dating app Tinder. That isn’t the only dating app she’s taken a role in creating; she is also the founder and CEO of the dating app Bumble. Bumble is different from other dating apps because the women have to send the first message so this helps avoid unwelcome messages. It is also different because it can be used for friendships, relationships, or even business relationships. In April Kris Jenner announced that she was going to be using Bumble to find an assistant. This helped the app tremendously by getting people to download and start using it. Read this article about Whitney Wolfe at The New York Times.

While Bumble is already extremely different from other websites, Whitney Wolfe has some big plans for 2019. The biggest thing coming up next year is that Bumble is launching a beauty line. They have spent quite a few months working with dermatologists and psychotherapists to create serums that will help to beautify the skin. The company also claims that it will help with emotional issues. These products have cute names, like Break Up With Bad, designed for “breakups and breakouts.”


Whitney Wolfe is not only launching a beauty line through Bumble, but she is also fighting back against misogyny. She is working very closely with legislators to make it illegal to send unsolicited “dick pics.” It is being compared to flashing in public. Wolfe is hoping to pass this law so that there will be consequences attached instead of letting men do just whatever they feel like. The conversations are still in the beginning stages, so it is too early to tell which legislators she is speaking with.

From co-founding Tinder to starting her own dating app; Whitney Wolfe has been a busy lady. With the beauty line planned to launch in mid to late 2019 and working closely with legislators to make a change, it doesn’t seem like she is slowing down anytime soon.

Learn more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/samanthasharf/2018/09/30/bumbles-whitney-wolfe-herd-speaks-out-on-believe-women-ad/#6c2ff3927308

 

How Ted Bauman is Helping People Create Safe Investment Plans

Adding an extra zero to one’s income is the wish of every individual. However, lack of knowledge on how to invest shuts down this cherishing dream. Ted Bauman, a renowned economic icon and editor, has developed models that provide advice through insightful articles and journals. He writes on how to invest in low-risk projects, international migration issues, asset protection and privacy. The scholar strides originated from the University of Cape Town where he did his undergraduate degree majoring in Economics and History. He was born in Washington, D.C. and raised on Maryland’s Eastern Shore area. During his formative years in South Africa, he served in several executive roles in the nonprofit sector. He mostly was a fund manager for various companies. One of his partnerships in low-cost housing projects assisted over 14 million slum dwellers in 35 different countries.

Ted Bauman is the editor of The Bauman Letter, Plan B Club and Alpha Stock Alert. He is very generous when it comes to passing knowledge through his writing and motivational talks. Bauman jots down some weekly newsletter on investments for both local and international journals. He has revealed how his dad was a congressman through writing a book. Through the publications of Banyan Hill Publications, Bauman has highlighted insightful ideas that people can utilise to accumulate and protect their wealth. He does this with simple language that is easily grasped by everyone. He is very versed in financial matters from his experience working as a consultant and researcher on economic issues.

Experience is the best teacher. Ted Bauman experience in the world of finance is now being utilised to make managerial decisions and other critical stock markets decisions. Through his publications, he has been able to influence people’s thinking capacity in their countries as well as globally. His views have made his readers criticise the authorities on various occasions. He has given investors the solutions to the setbacks they face in their daily routines. Ted Bauman has posted his views on matters finance in internationally read journals including Environment and Urbanization, The Journal of Microfinance, and Small Enterprise Development. He is happy with the impact he has on people and continues with his passion for informing the masses.

Sujit Choudhry: The Constitutional Law Expert behind Constitutional Building in Many Countries Across the World

Sujit Choudhry is an accomplished scholar whose research addresses issues related to comparative law as well as politics. He has published hundreds of articles, book chapters, journals and reports, in which he has written extensively about Canadian constitutional law. With over two decades of experience as a constitutional advisor, he has worked in different countries across the world in an effort to oversee constitutional building and currently, Sujit Choudhry is the director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions.

 

Research agenda 

In early 1990s, Sujit Choudhry centered his research on reviews in health and social sciences. In 1999, he expanded his global ideas to provide governance guidance to countries during transition or turmoil.

At the turn of the century, the scholar’s expertise coincided with his work in the field. While he worked at NYU Law, apart from teaching comparative constitutional law, he also established a center which deployed students to distressed countries struggling with constitutional issues. During this time, he wrote extensively about transforming governments in the Arab Spring.

 

Field Expert

In 2013, he led a team of experts who travelled to Sri Lanka in an effort to resolve the country’s conflict, source (Facebook.com). In 2007 and 2010, he spearheaded constitutional negotiations in Nepal with an aim of redesigning a stable judicial system for the country. Afterward, he continued with his involvement in public policy during the time when there was a revolutionary wave swiping through North Africa as well as the Middle East. The revolutions led to the birth of young democracies. However, there are still struggles for power as well as battles today in the countries, learn more details on works.bepress.com.

Choudhry has done a good work giving advisory to the Middle East as well as North Africa and the result has been overwhelming as countries like Tunisia has constitutional democratic governance. Recently, his services were needed in Ukraine and owing to his prolific expertise; he worked with other advisors to review constitutional reforms.

 

Center for Constitutional Transitions

Being the director of the center, Sujit Choudhry is looking to support constitutional building through generation and mobilization of knowledge. The Center for Constitutional Transitions has a number of team of experts who works with other experts from across the world to come up with comparative policy options to help decision makers in their endeavors. They are also focused on producing agenda-setting research across the world, click https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKLFd6DxqzfF1AlWuyXnI1w.

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The Life of Ted Bauman

Introduction

After being born in Washington D.C., Ted Bauman’s family moved to Maryland. When he became a young adult, he moved to South Africa where he enrolled at the University of Cape Town and did his Undergraduate degree in History and Economics. After the completion of his education in South Africa, he took part in some charitable activities as he worked for the nonprofit organizations.

One of his most outstanding projects was serving as a funder for low-cost housing for the slum dwellers in Africa as a whole. His plan termed, “Slum Dwellers International” has helped over fourteen million people in the world, and it has a presence in about thirty-five African Countries at the moment. Indeed, he is a hero who has aided in helping the oppressed by creating the resources they needed free from the greed of some corporations and the oversight of the government.

Career

Ted Bauman spend two and a half decades as a financial consultant for the South African government, the United Nations and the World Bank as well. Ted Bauman had the privilege of traveling to close to seventy-five countries while working and this equipped him with firsthand information concerning the world market and their impact on investments. He returned in the nation in, and he was given the position of a director of international Housing programs with Habitat for Humanity.

Ted Bauman worked as the director for five years until 2013 when he decided to join Banyan Hill Publishing as an editor for the Business letter that he produces, “The Bauman Letter.” Additionally, he edits low-risk investment strategies, specializing in asset protection, Plan B Club, International Migration issues and Alpha Stock Alert.

As an expert with worldwide experience and finances, he has been of different views, and he warns that there is a danger on the portfolios of the investors from the decision made by President Donald Trump when he decided to pursue trade wars. The selloffs that have been initiated in the market by the claim to correct them warned against inflation in February. The trade wars have escalated, and this is likely to affect the entire market.

Whitney Wolfe’s Empowerment Initiative


Whitney Wolfe is an American entrepreneur who is also the CEO and founder of Bumble. Bumble is currently among the fastest growing social networking sites globally. Bumble’s launch in 2014 focused on reducing the gender inequality that that existed in the dating world. The app had women take the first move. Bumble was the first female social network that created empowered connections. As part of the empowerment program, the site later launched Bumble BFF as a friend finding feature in 2016 and later Bumble Bizz for creating professional networks in 2017. Within the four years of Bumble operation, over 35 million users have signed up across 144 different countries. Bumble now operates as a dating app as well as a social network that allows users to make empowering connections in love, business, and life. Wolfe’s life mission changed into empowering women and leading them into making first moves in diverse areas of their lives. Read this article of Whitney Wolfe at vanityfair.com

Whitney Wolfe began by hiring young women, one still schooling by the time they went live in the App Store. All the young ladies were relatively inexperienced but determined and not prioritizing salaries. The company grew hastily, and in about three years, Bumble was a global business with several employees across five countries. The company could now hire experienced employees with adequate training. Whitney Wolfe had struggled with payments for her early team as compared to the new skilled employees. The company instituted a semi-annual review that all employees attended and raised issues and requests about salaries. This created a platform for negotiation and a room for the employees to advocate themselves overcoming the guilt left with women when they fight for higher salaries.

Whitney Wolfe also ensured that the Bumble retains a flexible structure where all employees including mothers can work with the company’s custom guidelines and culture. Bumble allows kids to work with parents when need be such that little ones can craft projects, play together, color and do arts in the offices. The employees feel confident, secure and safe due to the environment which empowers them just like the app users.

Watch: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/01/23/whitney-wolfe-turned-a-traumatic-experience-at-tinder-into-her-successful-bumble-empire.html

 

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