One Of The Major Goals That Isabel Dos Santos Currently Has Is To See Africa Updated To 5G

Isabel dos Santos has recently put forward her thoughts about the importance of bringing in 5G connection speed to the people of the African continent. She has been one of the foremost figures in the building of telecommunications infrastructure this past decade. This has been accomplished through her work at Unitel. She is the Chair for Unitel’s Board of Directors and one of the most respected businesswomen in Angola. The work she has done has helped Unitel to achieve the status of the telecommunications industry leader in Angola. Her work has seen the upgrade of the country’s infrastructure as well as a significant increase in the number of jobs available in the critical industry.

The topic of infrastructure has been on the mind of Isabel dos Santos in another area recently and she spoke about this at the AfricaCom conference that was recently held this month in South Africa. The conference is a great chance for the telecommunications, media, and tech business leaders of Africa to come together and work on plans to continue to boost the economy. There is a strong amount of agreement that brining in 5G connection speed to the continent is of significant importance but Isabel dos Santos has gone deeper on her thoughts about what it will take to turn this into a reality.

Her primary point is that there needs to be a major private sector commitment to energy investment. This will make it possible to bring in the 5G technology that can further transform business sectors such as digital media and businesses in the e-commerce industry. Isabel dos Santos is legendary in the business world for her work in fields such as energy, investment, and telecommunications and she has been deeply involved in these sectors in both her homeland of Angola and abroad in areas of the world such as Europe. The career of Isabel dos Santos has seen a tremendous commitment to important activism and philanthropy. She has been a frequent speaker at both the EU and the UN on topics such as the economy of Africa and strategies to increase the participation of women in business.


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Em África podemos ter os mesmos padrões de qualidade que existem no resto do mundo? Podemos e devemos. Podemos ter uma plataforma de comércio electrónico que concorra com as maiores plataformas de comércio electrónico do mundo? Acredito que sim. Nós africanos somos os donos da nossa narrativa. Está na hora de mudar as nossas economias, construir os nossos negócios, formar as nossas pessoas e desenvolver os nossos países. Essa foi a principal mensagem que passei na sessão “Translating digital information into economic growth and prosperity”, na AfricaTech & AfricaCom. Façam swipe e vejam o vídeo todo. #SharingbyIsabeldosSantos #Africa #desenvolvimento #AfricaTech #AfricaCom #inovação #tecnologia #Unitel In Africa can we have the quality standards that exist in the rest of the world? We can and we should. Can we have an e-commerce platform that competes with the biggest ones in the world? I believe so. We Africans own our narrative. It is time we change our economies, build our businesses, train our people and develop our countries. That was my key message at the “Translating digital information into economic growth and prosperity” session at AfricaTech & AfricaCom. Swipe left for the whole video.

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Sudhir Choudhrie Talks from his Heart

Billionaire businessman Sudhir Choudhrie has endured something which most of us will never have to experience. In the chest of the man who founded Alpha C&C Group, there beats the heart of a donor. Mr. Choudhrie is a heart transplant patient. No one has lived longer with a cardiac transplant than he has.

People tend to keep their health issues private. However, when you are a public figure like Mr. Sudhir Choudhrie that becomes a bit more difficult. People are curious, and so speculation and rumors begin circulating.

When Sudhir Choudhrie met the health crisis of his life in 1999, he took a different approach. Instead of being secretive about what was going on with his health, he wanted to share his story with the world.

Born in Delhi, India, in 1949 Mr. Choudhrie was raised by his mother. His father had died relatively young. Choudhrie always refers to his mother as his hero because of the obstacles she overcame in raising him as a single parent.

Mr. Choudhrie’s mother made sure that he received an education. Her efforts culminated in him receiving a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi.

Sudhir Choudhrie wasted no time putting his knowledge to good use. He began a trading company that sourced TV studio equipment from the UK and sold it to the Indian government. His timing for the venture was impeccable. The Indian government was eagerly acquiring machinery to develop its growing television network during the 60s and 70s.

The business blossomed branching out into other areas such as agricultural equipment, healthcare, aviation, and more. Through it all, Mr. Choudhrie’s health had been deteriorating steadily. Then one day, he just became really ill as his heart began to fail.

In his deeply personal book, “From My Heart: A Tale of Love, Life, and Destiny,” Mr. Choudhrie recalls how he underwent emergency surgery to save his life at the age of 50. The book was a number one international bestseller on Amazon in its first week of release. Mr. Choudhrie says that his greatest achievement is to still be alive today at the age of 70.

How Marc Beer Helps Entrepreneurs Excel in Their Career Path

One of the most successful entrepreneurs today is Marc Beer. Because his primary interest is in helping entrepreneurs, everyone wants to know the “how”, the “why”. His success stems from a long history of hard work, dedication, and experience in the biotech industry. 

 

Although his career spans more than 25 years of working for numerous companies, he is more focused on teaching other entrepreneurs today. His greatest skill in business is finding the one problem that needs a solution. Although Marc Beer is a problem solver like other successful entrepreneurs, his unique position is focusing on pressing problems. In this case, he is focused on those problems that impact healthcare. 

 

Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business, Marc Beer would have the much needed edge to develop the most innovative diagnostic tools, as well as tools that can aid in assessing conditions and disorders. The foundation for his successful career is rooted in pharmaceutical sales, and it lead to his leadership position at Genzyme. 

 

Working as the Vice President of Global Marketing of Genzyme, he was able to promote Genzyme. The company was promoting products that would impact and improve the lives of more than 350 million people. The population included in this group would include those who were not getting the medical attention they need and deserve. This also meant that there were several thousand diseases that would impact the lives of these individuals as well. 

 

This entire experience was centered around his drive to do better and to do more. He was now focused on upping his game and doing more while doing better. Finding the most pressing issues as it pertains to pharmaceuticals, is what helped him grow tremendously as an individual and as a business owner. 

 

One of the first stepping stones for him in his career was his first company known as ViaCell. Once the company reached the peak of its success, he wanted to sell the company and get into something new. His wife then passed away at the age of 42. After the pulmonary embolism took her life, he was forced to take time off where he would focus on raising his children all on his own. 

 

After a few years of focusing on spending time raising his children on his own, his oldest child encouraged him to pursue his dreams once again. It was this encouragement that led to his continued success, and his investment into a startup company that is dedicated to improving diagnostics for pelvic floor disorders, as well as improving the time to get a firm diagnosis and getting it treated as quickly as possible. Learn more: https://patch.com/massachusetts/boston/renovias-marc-beer-raises-42m-treat-womens-health-issues

 

Marc Beer has proven that by remaining focused in one marketplace, you can achieve success by working in that industry at every angle. Learn as much as you can, so that you can dominate the marketplace once you make the decision of which product you want to sell, and once you know why you want to sell it.

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Jack Plotkin Continues to Focus on the Advancement of Healthcare

Jack Plotkin

For the past few decades, technology has seemed to expand and advance at an exponential rate. This has helped to improve many different areas of our lives including entertainment, transportation, communication, and many different other areas. However, one area that seems like it could continue to use further advancement from technology is the healthcare industry. As all people across the globe are directly impacted by this industry, any advancement for healthcare technology would be very beneficial.

One area that some people believe could use a big push from technology is personal care. Today, the vast majority of people still receive the majority of their care from a primary care physician. When you meet with one of these professionals, you will end up having to wait days or even weeks for an appointment and then go through the frustrating process of registering and then sitting in a waiting room.

Jack PlotkinFortunately, there continue to be advancements in this field that could help to make this much easier. While it has not been as widespread yet as people would like, the use of technology can help to reduce the number of people that will need to go to the doctor. Through advanced telehealth technology, a person can receive a full body examination and evaluation and then connect to have a direct conversation with a physician. This could allow someone to get convenient care and support.

The telehealth industry continues to be advanced by Jack Plotkin. While continuing a very successful career in the healthcare technology field, Jack Plotkin is now the CTO of Virtual Health. In this role, Jack Plotkin is helping to come up with and develop the technology that will help to connect people all over the globe to ensure they have access to convenient medical attention and care. 

Peter Briger, a Top Entrepreneur and Financial Expert

Peter Briger is an accomplished entrepreneur as well as financial expert bases in California. He is the principal as well as the chief executive officer at the Fortress Investment Group, which is a top international firm focussing on investment management. He founded and is currently serving as the founder of the Fortress Credit and Retail Estate Business. Fortress Credit and Retail Estate Business is a top, reputable international investor which primarily focusses on the distressed, undervalued as well as liquidated investment in many industries, different geography, and asset classes. Fortress Credit and Retail Estate Business is in charge of managing over $26 billion assets on behalf of its clients, mostly in New York City. After co-founding the Fortress Investment Group, he parlayed on his business acumen to accelerate and portfolio earning a position on the Forbes list, ranking him at 962 on the list.

Peter Briger has a master’s in Business Administration obtained from Wharton School of Business within the University Of Pennsylvania. Besides, he is a bachelor’s degree holder in Arts earned from Princeton University. He began his career by working at Goldman, Sachs & Co before joining fortress in 2002, which resulted in him becoming a partner. At the company, he held multiple positions, which included being the co-head of the Whole Loan Sales and Trading Business. He was also the head of the Fixed Income Principal Investment Group in Asia while at the serving at the Asian Real Estate Private Equity Business in the same capacity. Besides, Peter Briger sits in various committees, which included Global Control and Compliance Committee, Asian Management Committee as well as Goldman Sachs Japan Executive Committee.

Peter Briger has a long history of engagement in a wide range of charitable activities as well as causes that are community motivated in New York City. Also, in the same vein, he been involved and the first champion in the conservation of the central park conservancy while at the same time providing the capital, which plays a vital role in the expansion and growth of various charitable organizations.

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Toyo Setal to Work at Rio de Janeiro Petrochemical Complex

Toyo Setal has won the bid that will oversee the completion of the Rio de Janeiro Petrochemical Complex in Brazil. The bid process took a year, while the construction process has been dormant since 2015. The signing of the contract was on September 16, while the issuing of the “AS” Services authorization by Petrobras was on October 14. Toyo Setal has been given 18 months to complete the construction process. According to Rafael Ribeiro, the commercial manager, the contract will see the resumption of the relationship between Petrobras and his Company. The commercial manager also stated that Toyo Setal worked hard to ensure they tabled a well thought out and practical proposal.

Several of their specialists visited the construction site severally to ensure that they had a clear picture of the place. They also identified what was missing to ensure their proposal was competitive. The hiring process only considered the companies that registered with Petrobras and those that had both technical and financial capacities to undertake the construction job. The construction project received many tabled proposals since the construction sector faced a tremendous economic crisis. The Rio de Janeiro municipality is glad that the construction of Petrobras is resuming. This is because Brazil has been facing a deep economic and social crisis following the vast rate of unemployment.

Toyo Setal will oversee the construction of the utility sector, which is expected to be the only venture that will create over 1,000 employment opportunities. The direct jobs will lead to the creation of indirect jobs, and therefore this will create over 5,000 jobs in the city. Toyo Setal is known as Shipyard EBR and is a company based in Brazil. It deals with the implementation of Industrial enterprises. The Company works in the field of Procurement, Engineering, Commissioning and Construction, it is a subsidiary of TS Participações e Investimentos SA. It’s an international company that deals with oil & gas, petrochemical, mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors. The Company believes in offering the best services to all its clients and enterprises. It also commits to ensuring safety, profitability, and sustainability.

Boraie Development – Atlantic City

Atlantic City is now home to a 250-unit housing development that’s open for residents this fall. 600 NoBe (short for North Beach was developed and constructed by Boraie Development LLC and is this city’s first housing offered at market rate in almost 50 years. The project came in at a cost of $85 million and is located only blocks from the shore. It consists of three distinct buildings, two of which have 85 five units, and the other with 80 units. All 250 units are expected to be completely open and ready to go by Thanksgiving. The units are sizeable and offer the modern amenities that homeowners of today are looking for. One-bedroom apartments measure an impressive 850 square feet, while the two-bedroom units contain 1,350 square feet.

The project met with quite a bit of skepticism when Boraie Development first proposed it. The area of the city where 600 NoBe is located is the resting place of many housing and revitalization projects that have failed over the years. However, Boraie Development was not deterred and remained bullish with their development plans. Their efforts have paid off. Since 600 NoBe opened back in January of 2019, leases have been going like hotcakes, and the clientele consists of respected professionals from every industry. According to the director of leasing Maritza Busch, doctors, lawyers, police officers, businessmen, and casino workers are the tenants populating 600 NoBe. Busch also has stated that their 18-month lease goals were all but reached in 8 months.

Sandwich Shop Jimmy John’s Changes Its Majority Ownership

Jimmy John’s first sub-shop was established in 1983 by Jimmy John Liautaud. By 1994, he owned 10 locations, each of which was earning a profit of $1 million on $4 million in revenue. That same year, he started to sell franchises. Today, there are approximately 2,800 locations.

In 2005, he decided to sell some of the company to a private equity investor. He chose Weston Presidio of Boston, Massachusetts. He netted an after-tax amount of $130 million. Jimmy John Liautaud gave $250,000 checks to his first three employees.

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The rest he used to buy municipal bonds and farmland in Illinois so he would have a steady stream of interest in case he ever needed to live off it.

In 2014, he says things got less fun. He was stressed out by the growth of the company and too many complicated things to manage. such as the $100 million advertising fund. He relates that he had no idea how to effectively use that much money to advertise.

He decided to step down as the head of Jimmy John’s and made his employee James North the company’s first chief executive officer. He is now the chairman and manages the food and culture.

Around that same year, Weston Presidio decided they wanted to sell their stake in the company. At first, he thought about making Jimmy John’s into a publicly-traded company.

This wasn’t appealing, though, because then his company would have to serve Wall Street. He decided to instead find a private equity firm that wanted to own a majority of his sub chain.

Jimmy John Liautaud vetted several large private equity firms. The one that stood out to him was Roark Capital of Atlanta, Georgia. The founder of this company, Neal Aronson, had talked to him about his family rather than just numbers. He invited Aronson to his farmhouse outside of Champaign, Illinois. They got along great as did their wives. That sealed the deal for who he would sell a majority stake to.

In October 2014, Roark Capital bought all of Weston Presidio’s shares. They also bought over half of Liautaud’s stake, leaving him with 35% ownership of Jimmy John’s. The deal resulted in 14 of his company’s longtime employees becoming overnight millionaires.

Same-store sales have dropped since then. The cause is thought to be that Jimmy John’s now has a lot of competition for delivery. They used to offer a unique delivery service but today many restaurants will deliver food using Postmates, Seamless, and other services.

Read: Start and Grow Your Business: Guest Speaker Jimmy John Liautaud

They are also fiercely competing with chains like Jersey Mike’s, Firehouse Subs, and Subway for sandwich sales.

To increase sales, Roark Capital has introduced data into Jersey Mike’s operations. They track location data such as foot traffic, the popularity of different menu items, and how satisfied customers are. Franchisees like the changes, which have resulted in 184 new Jimmy John’s opening in 2018 and another 737 are expected to soon open.

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Boris Ivanov Plans to Help with Natural Environments

Boris Ivanov has succeeded in business through Gazprom. Ivanov helps contribute to management that builds power plants. A major contract was completed in Namibia in 2009. Ivanov has focused on major projects that has led to international business and banking. Boris Ivanov knew that natural environment needed to be protected. Business has used technology to promote Gazprom and introduce business strategies to clients.

Boris Ivanov likes to launch projects that help to build the Netherlands. The business of fossil fuels are a major concern in certain areas. Boris has informed communities about environment research that focus on natural resources. The research promotes the natural resources and projects that fund the research. The community projects are a great help with citizens. They find more information that’s useful in their area.

GPB Global Resources has worked with international strategies. Boris Ivanov has landed projects that include natural resources, funding, and lecturing for clients. Boris has worked to challenge many colleagues that wanted to know more about power plants. Boris wants his education to expand in major districts in business. Some districts may choose to learn about how landscaping will help to keep natural resources. A business owner can plan to use community projects to educate citizens about natural resources. Boris knows that projects will take funding to launch and put in place. To know more about him click here.

Boris has learned that through seminars he can speak to business colleagues that have networking plans to help with natural resources. The environment will have a change in the production of fuel and plants. Business will start to improve because of community projects and education. The Netherlands will see major business and loans after community projects. Boris wants the support, and GPB Global Resources will help to plan projects that excel in preserving fossil fuels. Boris plans to team with the Netherlands and other major areas for funding, research, and community work.

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Boraie Development’s Exciting Project In Atlantic City

The Boraie Development has recently opened The Showboat Residences at 600 NoBe in the South Inlet, one of a growing number of luxury condominiums that is the realization of the proposed Marina District Luxury Condominium Development Project. It is to be part of the effort to breathe in new life into the north end of Atlantic City, an initiative and a strategy that began in 2016 at the opening of the Showboat Hotel. The number and variety of new luxury condominiums have become a collaborative effort between development companies that together they have built a consolidated asset that has effectively raised the value of the area.

The patience has been well worth it after three years of continued consistent planning, construction and marketing. The Boraie Development has come at the right time with its commitments in Atlantic City. The numbers work for The Showboat Residences because of the nearly 8,000 casino hotel employees who work in the area including those who live outside Atlantic City. With the ongoing development, those who live on the shore just across the much-vaunted island developments and even those from Northern Jersey, some parts of New York and Philadelphia would want to consider living in these properties.  The Showboat Residences of 250 luxury apartment units are getting the marketing it needs to get the word out. Enticements such as offers of extended-stay will certainly sell the availability along with other inclusions and bonuses that will certainly grow the number of prospects. Boraie Developments are certainly in the right place at the right time in Atlantic City.