George Soros was born in Hungary in the year 1930. Growing up in an increasingly violent and anti-semitic environment, the young Soros was witness to the horrors of nationalism run amok. During the late 1930s and into the war, Soros lost members of his extended family to the Nazi death camps.
His father was astute enough to leave the country before the Nazi invaders had a chance to do to his children what they had done to his brothers and sisters. This instilled in Soros a sense of urgency and a deep need to understand the methods by which nations may be driven to such political extremism and ways to stop it.
The young Soros took a keen interest in philosophy, enrolling in Oxford University in the mid -‘40s. There, he studied under famed philosophy professor Karl Popper. Popper’s book, The Open Society and Its Enemies, became a major influence on Soros’ early intellectual development. It would inform his worldview for years to come and heavily influence his own thinking regarding the financial markets.
Soros continued studying under Popper, eventually receiving a master’s degree in philosophy. After a period of working a number of odd jobs around England, Soros decided that such menial tasks were not his calling. He applied, at the behest of a college friend, to a small Wall Street firm and was surprised to be hired so quickly. Read more on NYTimes.com.
Many unfamiliar with Soros’ history are surprised to learn that he was not a distinguished employee at the string of investment houses where he worked between the ages of roughly 25 and 40 years old. Coworkers from this time in his life recall a man who was less interested in the mendacity of work life and more interested in expounding his own philosophical treatises. It was during this period that he developed the theory of reflexivity, a unique theory of the operations of markets which relied on the fact that the participants themselves could affect the valuations of securities.
At first, experts scoffed at the notion, citing the reigning orthodoxy of the time, such as the efficient market hypothesis and other schools of thought, which held that markets perfectly accounted for all available information and that market participants always acted rationally.
By stark contrast, Soros’ philosophy held that the markets were often times completely irrational and valuations depended heavily on the perceptions of those doing the valuing. Soros would ultimately have the last laugh.
At the age of 40, Soros was given the helm of his first hedge fund, Soros Fund Management. Over the next 40 years, this fund and its successors would return over 25 percent per annum, one of the most impressive track records of any investment manager in the history of markets. Today, George Soros is widely regarded as the greatest investor in history.
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Anyone who does business with Miami Real Estate has heard of Samuel Strauch. There is a big difference between knowing him and knowing about him. Those who are going to have dealings in Miami need to know a little bit more about this man.
He believes in a forward-thinking approach when it comes to investing in real estate.
Those who are going to invest in the real estate market need to have a keen understanding of the market.
“It is not enough to go up and buy a home. Investors and home buyers need to have a micro and macro understanding of the market they are looking into. It is not a simple process anymore. Some properties look good on paper and stop after that. Buyers need to be concerned about every aspect of their real estate. It is the only way to have full transparency and make a well-informed choice for buying up a property”.
This is the exact argument you will hear from Samuel Strauch when talking to a client. He feels that clients need to have a full understanding of the true value of their property. When they do not have this understanding, impulse buying begins. This is something Samuel Strauch stays away from.
Everyone is multi-faceted, they just do not know it.
Samuel Strauch lectures on this a lot. He feels that we can all benefit from one another, in one way or another.
“When you are buying a home or investing in a property, you are investing in a living thing. This is not just about number crunching or selling. We are all multi-faceted on way or another. We are all simple and complex at the same time. The same goes for buying a property. Home buyers need to invest in every aspect of the house and its soul, or the bottom line means nothing. Houses and other properties have different aspects to them. There is a soul inside each one. People have to come first, than profit”.
Lori Senecal has impressed and surprised many people in this world. One of the ways that she has surprised people is by showing that there are many different methods and forms of success. One thing that she has shown is that it is not the end of the world if one fails to be the center of attention. As a matter of fact, the last thing an introvert would want is to be the center of attention for an extended amount of time. Introverts need their space so that they can recharge and grow from what they have experienced. One thing that people have to learn how to do is look at their weaknesses and builds some strength around it. That is one thing that Lori Senecal has managed.
Lori Senecal has looked at the challenges that she has an introvert and has sought out activities that she could do which do not require much interaction with others. According to Ad Week, she has done a similar thing when she has decided to get into advertising, an industry which is often filled with emotions. While Lori Senecal does experience intense emotions, she has a different way of dealing with them which makes it easier for her to move forward.
Given that she is an introvert in the advertising industry, she has decided to focus less on interacting with her clients and more on the efficiency of serving them and meeting their needs. She looks at the projects and focuses on building the campaign so that clients can get more exposure. Among the things she looks at is what kind of campaign is needed. In many cases, the client is going to need video, search results listings, social media marketing, and plenty of other forms of marketing. Therefore, she comes up with a plan on how she could use each tool for marketing.
While Lori Senecal may not be someone who is going to be to interactive with people, she is someone who works quickly and comes up with a ton of effective results. This is better for businesses because time is money. As more time is taken, people lose money. Therefore, Lori makes sure that the process is as quick as possible.
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Julie Zuckerberg plays a very important role in the growth and success of many companies. She helps them strategically acquire the right talent to fil their various positions. Her job is to find talent that shares the same vision as your company. Other than recruiting, she offers coaching to the same recruits so that they understand what you expect of them. As such, Julie Zuckerberg has become a darling of many jobseekers and companies alike.
Since Julie figured that she would like to pursue a recruiting career, she has always taken things seriously. She started by making education her career foundation. Julie obtained her law degree at the New York Law School. She also studies Philosophy at Brooklyn College.
Julie Zuckerberg is currently employed at Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank was founded back in the year 1870. The bank has grown from being a local Berlin company, to having branches in over 70 countries. Today, the bank is rated as one of the largest and most reputable financial institutions.
At Deutsche bank, Julie works as the Vice President and Lead Executive Talent recruiter. These are both ranks that she has been promoted to, after her bosses realized that she was excellent at whatever she was doing. With the expanded responsibilities, she is now in charge of giving the Deutsche employees strategic coordination. She also manages a highly-motivated team of project managers and recruiters. She trains them and supervises them through the recruitment processes.
Prior to joining the Deutsche bank, Julie worked at New York Life Insurance Company where she was the corporate Vice President. Subsequently, she worked as the executive talent recruitment lead for the company. She stayed with New York Life Insurance for less than a year before finding greener grass at Deutsche bank.
Julie Zuckerberg has over 15 years of experience in the recruitment industry. When she first got to the industry, her first employer was Hudson. She was appointed as the Candidate Replacement Director. Her main specialty was dealing with law and financial firms. She would help them acquire the various staff that they required. During her time at Hudson, she helped so many companies acquire talented paralegals, lawyers, auditors and case managers, just to mention a few. Julie stayed with Hudson from the year 2002 to the year 2007 when she was tapped by Citi.
At Citi Global Consumer Bank, she landed the position of Vice president and executive recruiter of the bank. With this role, she was charged with the responsibility of top personnel for various departments including compliance and auditing. After a few years with the company, she was given more responsibilities and with it came a promotion. Julie was again given the responsibility of hiring managers and managing directors of the company. Using the contacts that she had obtained in her many years of working in the industry, she would source high talent from everywhere. To her, geographical barriers were not a limitation. She stayed with Citi for 6 years before joining New York Life Insurance.
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The 46th edition of the high profile World Economic Forum (WEF), which was held in Davos-Klosters, attracted over 40 heads of state and over 2500 business leaders. The forum’s theme was “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Many leaders, including QI Group’s CEO, Vijay Eswaran, shared their thoughts on the subject.
WEF is an annual event where business leaders from around the globe gather to discuss about future policies and business innovation. The meeting attracts social entrepreneurs, young global leaders, global shapers and technology pioneers. Vijay, who was invited as a member of the Advisory Board of Global Growth Companies, was the only private company participant from Malaysia.
Vijay Eswaran shared his insights on building a mindful organization. He posited that when developing a business, it is prudent to think beyond a lifetime like the Chinese ancient saying, which states that an emperor plans for a century. This way, people should strive to build a business based on good ethics. Read more: In the Sphere of Silence (English and Dutch Edition)
According to Vijay, this strategy enables a company to treat its employee with dignity, have better networking, and succeed with its strategy of distributing profits. Quoting QI’s EQ, a set of intangible values, principles and concepts, Vijay said a company that observes loyalty, trust, empathy, faith and care easily achieves its productivity objectives.
EQ has helped QI to cultivate a culture of unity and cohesion. He posits that careful evaluation of different situations and consulting before making a decision is a significant step to achieving success. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://hk.linkedin.com/in/eswaranvijay
According to QBuzz, Vijay Eswaran is a successful entrepreneur and the founder of a multi million-dollar conglomerate, QI Group, where he also serves as the executive chairman. Vijay, who quit his corporate duties in America to go back to start his business in Asia, is a bestselling author, philanthropist and prominent motivational speaker.
His charitable giving focuses on education, and youth and women empowerment, which he supports through his two foundations. His contribution to different initiatives saw Forbes Asia name him on the list of Heroes of Philanthropy in 2011.
Eswaran is also a recipient of the Regional Philanthropy Award for his leadership at a Malaysian think tank Strategic Leadership Institute. GOPIO (the Global Organization for People Indian Origin) presented him with the International Leader in Global Business Strategies Award.
The first stop that Kim Dao and her friends make is for food. There is, of course, a wealth of great food options in Tokyo, and they choose a Family Mart to pick up lunch. Convenience stores in Tokyo offer a wide variety of fresh and shelf-stable foods and drinks to select from.
For much of the day, Kim Dao spends her time shopping, especially for clothes and accessories. A favorite of hers is a headband that is shaped like cat ears. They spend time in Sando where there is a cat shop that is filled with every type of feline-oriented product imaginable.
Kim Dao is pleasantly surprised when she finds a clothing shop where everything is 50% off. She says she hasn’t bought clothes in four months so this was a great opportunity to pick up some needed items.
Kim Dao also attended a YouTube Space event. The event featured many of the YouTube celebrities that live in Tokyo as well as tables full of fantastic food. Afterward, Kim Dao and her friends were still hungry so they stopped at a Vegan Ramen restaurant.
On Sunday, the video shows Kim Dao getting her nails done. She also shows us more of the food options available such as Subway. For her shopping this day she focused on buying gifts for her friend who is in the hospital.
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When it comes to businesses, one of the most important things is the name. However, coming up with a name can be a tricky. For one thing, the name is what represents the business and what it is doing. The name of the company has to let people know what to expect when they are doing business with the company. However, there is a lot that can go into naming a company. However, many people just settle for naming the company after themselves. Then there are people that name their company after a product that they are selling.
Doe Deere herself has named her company Lime Crime after her favorite color and the dream of producing animal-friendly make up products that are so vivid that it would be a crime to wear them. Another thing about the crime aspect of the name is that often times, crime is given as a label to something that is just out of the norm or out of expectation. Doe Deere has not only created types of make up that are out of the norm, but she has also come up with looks that are outside of the norm as well. However, she has done in a way that is alluring to the customer who is tired of convention.
Doe Deere has shown that she has the creativity to come up with a name that is going to attract customers. The name itself is a draw on the curiosity of customers. However, it is the products that satisfy curiosity and expectations. Her fans look at the examples of the products and how they are used. Afterwards, they decide on whether or not they can use the products. Then they experiment until they are satisfied with the results.
Lime Crime is a company that has been created by an artist for artists. Doe Deere and her customers apply the make up in ways that show that beauty lies more outside of convention than inside. One of the worst things that people can do is try to limit beauty and put it inside a box. This often causes people to miss out on real beauty.
Scotsman Brian Bonar is a businessman that’s internationally known and respected. For almost 50 years he has played an important role in a wide range of businesses in several industries. After earning his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Scotland’s Strathclyde University and his MBA and International Business Development Studies PhD from Staffordshire University in England, he became a procurement manager for IBM in Europe.
After 18 years there, he held management and executive positions with a variety of companies in the United States.
The talented, experienced, innovative businessman has earned a number of awards and accolades. In 2016 Who’s Who in Cambridge voted him ‘Executive of the Year’. He earned this award for his years of quality work leading a wide variety of companies to success and helping employees under his purview to grow professionally.
The Scottish businessman is so beloved in the United Kingdom he was honored with the title ‘Lord Bonar of Wilcrick, Cardiff, Wales.’ Many people that have done business with Bonar simply say he is a effective, innovative, caring, visionary leader that gets things done.
Part of the reason for Brian Bonar’s success is his excellent leadership skills, solid educational background, exemplary work and impressive achievements. Plus his skill set is vast. He is an expert in mergers & acquisitions, engineering, printing technology, temporary staffing, software and hardware development and insurance services.
He is also in great demand because of his expertise in new business development, private equity, venture capital, finance sourcing, business restructuring, turn around management, marketing strategy, sales, recruiting and employee relations.
Bonar has played an important role in helping companies in several industries to succeed. Some of those companies include Smart-tek Automated Services, the Rastek Corporation, Adaptec, itec imaging technologies, The Solvis Group, Dalrada Financial Services and Trucept temporary staffing.
Bonar has also founded Bezier Systems, a successful printing technology company, and AMS Outsourcing. He has also developed valuable relationships with printer manufacturers in Japan and Korea and businesses and consumers in Mexico, Eastern Europe as well as the United States.
In the past few years Bonar has become involved in the restaurant business. He now owns two restaurants in San Diego.
With the help of Patrick Pontasy, an award-winning French chef, he took over Bellamy’s and has made it into a popular destination for diners in San Diego looking for quality French food. Brian Bonar also opened The Ranch at Brand’s Canyon on a 144 acre plot. The Ranch also features an event space and a farm in addition to a great restaurant.
According to Bloomberg, people describe Brian Bonar as articulate, intelligent and focused. He’s the type of executive with whom everyone enjoy working. He’s always willing to share his time, talent and expertise.
Tim Armour, Chief Executive Officer at the Capital Group, recently had his commentary published on CNBC regarding Warren Buffets’s belief in passively managed funds. Buffet is a known critic of actively managed funds, and believes that many mutual fund managers add little value to their investors.
Armour counters that with the proper information considered in the selection process, top managers can be utilized to outperform the market. Mr. Buffett’s main concern with actively managed funds lies in their fee structure more so than the strategies employed by their managers. To this, Armour counters that it is not always clear what, exactly, are the fee structure in passively managed funds, and how much money is truly being earned by these funds.
While it is true that the market has had a large net gain in the past decades, Timothy Armour argues that there are managers that have realized greater returns than the indexes over the same time period. Mr. Armour notes that the top five actively managed American Funds (The Growth Fund of America, AMCAP, Washington Mutual Investors Fund, The Investment Company of America and the American Mutual Fund)have outperformed the market indexes. Yes, investors in these five funds would have accumulated greater wealth than their peers who invested in index funds, or the majority of other actively managed funds.
In mid-2015, Tim Armour was named to succeed the recently deceased James Rothenberg. Prior to this promotion, Tim was the chairman of the Capital Research and Management Company. With over 30 years of capital investment experience, and he has also worked as an equity investment analyst and portfolio manager. Based in Los Angeles, Tim is a graduate of Middlebury College, and his career at Capital Group began in the Associates Program. His success in the markets make him one to watch.