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Susan McGalla Identifies A New Way To Get Women Into Leadership Positions In Business

Just about everyone knows it is a struggle for women to reach the very highest ranks in any large corporation. Men dominate these roles even though the statistics plainly show that female leaders makes companies more profitable as they are better able to see things in new ways and be more innovative in their approaches. She started out at an entry position at American Eagle Outfitters and by the time she left this company she was the president, for example. Today she is an executive for the Pittsburg Steelers where she is in charge of their business strategy and creative development as a vice president

Susan McGalla says it is hard for women to get through the glass ceiling like she has. She says that past efforts haven’t really accomplished a lot in changing this state of affairs. What she thinks could change this is executive sponsorship of women who show promise as business leaders. Her idea is that women who are focused on advancing in their careers should identify an executive of their company who will serve as her sponsor. The sponsor will help this woman grow professionally as well as help create opportunities for them to attain higher positions of authority.

What Susan McGalla envisions is sponsors who will advocate for the female leader they are helping. They will recommend they are assigned to projects they will bring their strengths to and be given opportunities to show their leadership. She says that these sponsors would be given incentives to do their best as supporters of women leaders.

Risk Taking By Vijay Eswaran

Living life in the present is one of the best ways to live. In doing so, we open up to take the daily opportunities that are provided to us. Often we miss the presented opportunities, by playing safe. Playing safe is a result of the preconceived information that cannot be ascertained to be true.

Vijay Eswaran’s presents to us a unique way to go about life. By learning the fundamental principles that dictate how the world is run we are up to live life as is required. We are not likely to live to our utmost when we want to go against such set guidelines that could make a simple living which we get to do the opposite.

Vijay Eswaran is a Malaysian entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist. Born to parents of Indian origin in Penang, Malaysia his family was educated and modest. Vijay was involved in odd jobs despite his family background, to raise the fee for his education in London and Illinois for higher education in accounting and management. After studies, he has worked as an information systems engineer in south-east Asia and America.

Executive chairman and founder of QI group of companies which is a conglomerate international whose headquarters are in Hong Kong. The company has its operations I more than 30 countries around the world.

Vijay Eswaran during the 1998 financial crisis in Asia, saw him start a direct sells network in the Philippines which made a combination of direct sells and an e-commerce revolution. QNET was a leader in twelve months in Philippines and growth into the massive Asian market, due to its vast rise expansion to Africa was subsequent. He has partnered with the English premier league giants Manchester city football club.

Vijay Eswaran is the training network events, v-convention, and motivational speaker since he has seen the creation of multinational from scratch to a multinational and his experience is invaluable. He does speak on major platforms such as the world economic forum. His participation has seen him receive awards like ASEAN business advisory council and lifetime achievement award for global entrepreneurship in 2016.

Those willing to take the highest risks in life, ready to get out of the comfort zone and do what the majority are not willing to engage in due to fear to make the difference in their lives. As with a new day, a unique opportunity is given, and those willing to give it a try will reap the benefit. Change is inevitable, and if we do not change, we will become extinct.

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Robert Ivy Becomes First Architect To Win Polk Lifetime Achievement

For the first time, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) has given its lifetime achievement award to an architect: Robert Ivy. The MIAL’s Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award rewards Mississippi artists and patrons who have demonstrated a lifetime of consistent extraordinary work creating or supporting art. This award tops a long list of honors in Robert Ivy’s distinguished career.

Robert Ivy, a native of Mississippi, is both the CEO and EVP of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Since he became CEO in 2011, the AIA has grown its membership to the highest level since its inception 160 years ago. It now boasts seven global chapters and more than 90,000 members. The AIA is an organization focused on building structures that foster safe neighborhoods.

Robert Ivy earned several distinguished honors in leading to this lifetime achievement award. In 1996 he was named Editor in Chief of Architecture Record, where he guided the prestigious magazine to numerous industry awards, including 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards and 7 Ozzies. In 2010, he was named the first and only “Master Architect” of the 21st century by the exclusive national architecture fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi. In 2017, he was awarded the Dean’s Medal from the Fay Jones School of Architecture (University of Arkansas).

As an academic and ambassador for architecture, Ivy has been a leader, a critic, and an author. In addition to publishing many critical essays on architecture in leading industry publications, he was a juror on a panel chosen to select the architect for the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial.

He also wrote and published what most architects see as the definitive biography of architect Fay Jones, a well-known apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright. “Fay Jones: Architect,” is an award-winning biography now in its third edition.

Ivy graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Sewanee: The University of the South. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Architecture from Tulane University. After graduating, Ivy was a principal architect at Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy for 15 years before becoming Editor in Chief of Architecture Record.

Robert Ivy joins Mississippi luminaries such as Eudoray Welty, Shelby Foote, Morgan Freeman, and Walter Anderson in earning MIAL’s Noel Folk Lifetime Achievement Award.

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What You Need to Know About Shervin Pishevar’s Recent Tweet Storm

Recently, one man caused an extreme amount of commotion on Twitter. This man was Shervin Pishevar. He founded a company called Sherpa Capital, and he also invests in the early stages of various technology related companies. His tweet storm sparked a lot of conversation due to both the volume and the nature of these tweets.

What happened during Pishevar’s tweet storm?

Mr. Pishevar went on a lengthy rant over Twitter, which ended after a total of 21 hours. For nearly an entire day Shervin Pishevar sent 50 different tweets, many of which contained controversial opinions regarding the current and future states of the economy. In order to make his writings easier for his followers to keep up with, Mr. Pishevar decided to number the tweets. This allowed readers to understand the reasoning and logic behind the warnings and claims that he made through his Twitter account.

What information did Pishevar’s 50 tweets contain?

One of the reasons that Mr. Peshevar’s tweet storm was so powerful was the fact that he had been relatively quiet on the platform for a decent length of time leading up to the memorable 21 hour tweeting spree. Pishevar’s 50 tweets covered a wide array of information and opinions, but one of the biggest talking points had to do with the stock market. Shervin Pishevar warned his followers that he believed the market would tank significantly in the near future. Specifically, he said that the market would experience a fall of somewhere around 6,000 points within the next several months.

While the stock market was a main talking point of his rant, Shervin Pishevar also touched on some other economic issues within his tweets. He spoke about monopolies, the United States, China and his predictions for the popular digital currency called Bitcoin. He believes that Bitcoin is massively overvalued, which will likely result in a significant drop in its price in the near future.

Despite the fact that he quit after these 50 tweets, the conversation is only just beginning. His writings have been discussed on various business blogs, where others have added their opinions to the mix.

Proteostasis Under Attack By Sahm Adrangi For Drug Breakthrough Statements

Sahm Adrangi is always on the lookout for companies that are worthwhile investments in various markets, including the medical market. That being said, Sahm is also wary of companies that are potentially problematic and when he finds one, he lets everyone know. Kerrisdale Capital, Sahm Adrangi’s investment management firm, recently released a review of the biotech company, Proteostasis. This review is not the good kind, as Sahm Adrangi calls into question whether or not this company is fabricating their medical results.

Proteostasis recently made an announcement that they have created a new drug that can combat cystic fibrosis, claiming this drug can greatly improve lung performance for those afflicted with the illness. Sahm Adrangi is no stranger to taking on biotech companies, having combated some of the biggest in the world without hesitation, and Proteostasis is no different. The data that has been put forth by Protestais has been analyzed by Kerrisdale Capital, and much of it is not promising in regards to their new “breakthrough” drug.

The testing that this biotech company has done is not yet complete, especially since their first run using the drug only comprised of four different patients. This is hardly a big enough sample size to determine whether or not a drug is effective for people. For Proteostasis to make these claims so prematurely, the data for the effectiveness of their drug is actually skewed. For all Proteostasis knows, their drug acted as a placebo for their patients.

Sahm Adrangi is concerned that this company’s claims have actually been falsified because of the pressure against them for creating a product that is successful. Not only is their data largely incomplete and devoid of test results, but Proteostasis stands to lose the majority of their company value should this drug not work out. With all of the problems looking into this biotech company, Sahm is warning people of their claims and investors to stay clear. Since Kerrisdale’s report released, Proteostasis’s company stock value has decreased by 16 percent, amounting to tens of millions of dollars.

Ara Chackerian Makes a Major Impact in Healthcare Delivery

Ara Chackerian is an angel investor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Being financially well off gives him the ability and the desire to invest in the work of others. Currently, he is the managing director of ASC Capital Holdings, LLC. This company invests in healthcare companies that are in their early stages of development. As such, Chackerian likes to envision himself as being a force that will help reshape the American healthcare system. His experience in building healthcare companies dates back more than 20 years.

Ara Chackerian also co-founded a number of companies including TMS Health Solutions, PipelineRx, and BMC Diagnostics. As a result, he has held high executive positions at all the companies named above. On the philanthropic side of things, Ara Chackerian and his family remain committed to giving back. They understand the value of having access to the education and opportunities in life that can lead to success. Over the past ten years, the Chackerian family has founded and supported a number of non-profits concerned with education and youth development.


Great accomplishments have come from Ara Chackerian’s ideas. For example, he and his business partner explored the thought of assisting healthcare by building out-patient radiology centers. As such, they spent over 10 years constructing a network of California centers that now provide radiology services.


Most philanthropists, like Chackerian, have something in common: they prefer to not overly publicize their giving. Many also have personal connections to the causes in which they choose to donate to. The idea for founding TMS Health Solutions emerged when Chackerian and his business partner decided to extend their healthcare success by creating more diagnostic radiology centers for patients who struggle with mental health. To do that, they spent several years building up such centers in northern California. These centers now provide outpatient psychiatric care and help patients overcome their struggles. For more details about this visit Ideamensch.


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OSI Group Is A Rock-Solid Company All-Around

OSI Group is an American company and worldwide leader in offering customized food solutions for the food industry. The company is an equal opportunity employer that operates more like a large family rather than a corporate giant. OSI is always on the lookout for new ways to improve its meat marketing strategies as well as its own offerings, and in recent years has focused, more and more, on improving its sustainability. In an atmosphere of support and encouragement the employees at OSI Group always feel valued, and these principles extend to any family members of their employees. The truth is, OSI values the family and is there to support its workers to help them better take care of their families.

In an effort to expand its operations all over the world OSI Group has recently acquired Flagship Europe. This UK-based company offers up pies, sous vide products, frozen poultry, dressings, sauces, mayonnaise, marinades, and sandwich fillings. Acquiring the company has helped OSI to firmly expand into the European food market and strengthen its offerings there. The Chief Executive of Flagship Europe, Russell Maddock, was very happy with the acquisition and is looking forward to the extended resources OSI will offer it to help it grow even larger than it already is.

In the United States, OSI Group is growing its capabilities and operations by purchasing a closed down Tyson Food processing facility in the south side of Chicago. It is a 200,000 square foot plant that is nearby another existing OSI facility. The idea of the purchase is to use the plant to not only offer more to its customers in the Chicago area, but also to the United States, at-large. In usual OSI fashion, when the company bought the plant, it offered jobs to most of the former workers of Tyson that would be without employment after the deal. This goes to show how much the company cares about people.

OSI Group is one of the top 100 companies in the United States, and its revenue figures are in the billions. With over 10,000 employees working for the company, OSI has no plans of going anywhere. The company and its top management have won a slew of awards and one of the most recent of these was the Globe of Honour Award that was presented by the British Safety Council. This award is given to companies who have sound environmental practices.

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The Achievements of PodcastOne under Norman Pattiz

The Executive Chairman of PodcastOne Norman Pattiz recently announced the results of the brand lift studies of the network and its impact. The research was done by Edison Research which is a leading research group. Comprehensive result studies were done before and after the campaigns on 5 main consumer brands with different services and products. According to Norman Pattiz, the studies were done at the last half of 2016 whereby it showed very impressive results ( Over 60% of the listeners of PodcastOne could look for a certain grocery brand following the campaign, a 7% high from the period of pre-study.

There was an increase of 47% of the unaided product awareness of listeners at the time of the post-study period on the financial services product. For the automotive aftermarket product went up by 37% and the garden and lawn product by 24%. Over a third of the listeners gave a favorable opinion on the automobile aftermarket product after the campaign. This was an increase from the 18% at the pre-study period. The listeners also gave a very likely consideration about the garden and lawn product which was 22% compared to the 16% of the pre-study period.

There was an increase of 60% about a particular campaign message for the automobile aftermarket product following the campaign. A casual dining restaurant got an increase of 67% at the time of the pre-study period. It was confirmed by Edison Research that it has conducted three studies so as to arrive to the final result. The conclusion of the research was that the audience of PodcastOne was receptive to many different brand messages and was interested in considering the mentioned products. According to Norman Pattiz, the brand offers brand impact more than the traditional advertising formats.

With more than 40 years of experience, Norman Pattiz is a known figure in the mass media and radio broadcasting industry. He is the founder of Westwood One which is now the biggest radio network in the United States. Under his leadership, Westwood One has been able to distribute, manage and own numerous radio networks and programs which include CNN Radio, NBC Radio Networks, NFL Football, CBS News, March Madness, The Super Bowl, summer and Winter Olympics, The Mutual Broadcasting System and NCAA Basketball among others. Norman Pattiz is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Courtside Entertainment Group which creates and distributes quality programs.