The founder of the LimeCrime cosmetics brand, Doe Deere has been making waves in recent years for her unique style and her innovative approach to retail. However, what is less well known about the Los Angeles-based entrepreneur is her history as an immigrant from an isolated area of Russia who shared hardships with her family when they first arrived in New York. Doe Deere has an ultimate rags-to-riches story which continues as her business goes from strength to strength in many different sectors.
The image of Doe Deere is that of the ultra-confident businesswoman who does not stand for the traditional rules of retail or style. However, this mantle as a top business leader has been hard fought over and won while bringing her sense of style to a new country. Doe Deere was born Xenia Vorotova in the small city of Izhevsk, Russia where she lived until her teenage years.
Although the family was living a relatively successful life in Russia they yearned for the freedom and democracy of the U.S. Eventually, Deere’s accountant mother made the decision to move to New York where she believed she would be able to find work in her chosen field and provide the life she wished for her daughters. The matriarch of the family struggled to have her accountancy qualifications recognized in the U.S. and eventually worked as a cleaner before the family was eventually forced to move into a homeless shelter.
Many would have rebelled against their new country but Doe Deere used her time in the shelter to sketch the drawings which would lead to her acceptance into the New York Fashion Institute. Since leaving school, Doe Deere has established her vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics line and launched the Poppyangeloff fashion brand. Despite her early struggles, Doe Deere believes the U.S. is still the land of opportunity and should be celebrated as such.
Jason Hope, a prominent and internationally recognized businessman, investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, passionately supports the SENS Research Foundation. The SENS Research Foundation, or SENS; an abbreviation for Strategies For Engineered Negligible Senescence, is a nonprofit organization privately supported and made up of scientist, researchers, philanthropists, and private individuals with a focus on anti aging research. Jason Hope is one of the main investors contributing to the SENS Research Foundation through several generous donations including a substantial $500,000 donation in the year 2010. One of the main reasons Jason Hope passionately is behind the organization is their focus on both preventing and curing age related diseases that affect all functions of the body as opposed to traditional medical treatment only after the disease is present. See more of Jason Hope on Medium.
Every year the SENS Research Foundation host a conference for experts and investors in the field of anti aging research to meet and help the field grow. The conference is known as The Annual Biotechnology Conference and spreads knowledge about as well as advocating the use of emerging regenerative medical solutions for age related diseases. Topics of discussion at the annual biotechnology conference include preventative strategies and regenerative therapies in cellular and molecular damage and diseases affecting aging individuals such as cancer and parkinson’s disease. Experts collaborating to create a rejuvenation biotechnology industry that helps to accelerate development in medicine to treat and prevent age related damage is the main goal and focus of the conference.
Jason Hope and the SENS Research Foundation are continually helping to accelerate anti aging medical research. After studying finance and graduating from both Arizona State University and The W.P. Carey School of Business; receiving an MBA, Jason Hope, a Tempe Arizona native, quickly gained an internationally recognized reputation for his success in the business world as an entrepreneur and investor.
Whitney Wolfe is not only an American innovator she is the future for American women. Wolfe has created one of the largest and most successful online dating apps and has done it in the face of adversity. She not only had to battle becoming a female CEO in a male-dominated world but also from the push back and attack by those she held dear. Whitney Wolfe originally worked for Tinder in its early days. She went on to date the co-founder of the company but after breaking up Wolfe decided to leave and form her company Bumble. This was clearly a smart decision as the environment at Tinder was not only toxic but also unsafe, as reports of sexual harassment have been filed by Whitney Wolfe. Read more about Whitney Wolfe on Crunchbase.
As Bumble started to grow Tinder and it’s parent company became worried and attempted to but the company. An action that was not only rude but insulting to Bumble and Whitney Wolfe. After multiple attempts, Wolfe has made it clear that they will stand firm in their decision not to sell out to another company. This not only shows her strong will and desire but also her ability to do what is best for the company and those a part of it. Wolfe fought hard to become a respected figure in the industry, which is not always the easiest thing as a woman and has a created a safe environment for her employees to work. She knows firsthand the trouble, drama, and pain that those at Tinder can cause and that is why she is doing everything she can to stop them from taking over another company. It is people like Wolfe that we need to look for and respect in our modern times. People who do not back down from a fight no matter the cost. She is a strong, hardworking and motivated person and a figure that is sure to continue to make an impact in our world.
Flavio Maluf was born into a wealthy family. He acquired a mechanical engineering degree from Armando AlvaresPenteado Foundation. Flavio Maluf had a passion for becoming an entrepreneur forcing him to pursue business. He used his skills and hard work to create more wealth in the family business.
IBGE (the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) has stated that in the first quarter of this year, the agricultural sector has grown by 0.4% in comparison to the last quarter of 2017. Flavio Maluf states that the beginning of 2018 is not as good as that of 2017. He further states that between January and March this year, GDP of livestock and agriculture dropped by 2.6% compared to the same period 2017. Follow Flavio Maluf at estadao.com
Flavio Maluf also stated that another factor that affected the GDP between April and June was the truck drivers’ demonstration that lasted for about ten days. The pace of plants harvesting in Center-South had to be slowed down or stopped affecting production in the duration that truck drivers were not in operation. Flavio Maluf further states that sugarcane harvested between the months of April and June amount to 19% and when added to that of maize being harvested at the same period, the share rises to 33%. Therefore, lack of circulation of this products during this period affected the traders, producers, and feed production.
The strike of the truck drivers not only affected corn circulation but also animal production leading to reduced meat production. The problem also trickled down to the coffee chain because in the second quarter the harvest will have reached 61%. There was a delay in the raw materials in the coffee segment reducing the amount of products exporters bring to the port. These factors will greatly influence the GDP. Flavio Maluf further claims that soybeans performance was impressive in the first quarter of 2018.
As the founder and current CEO of Kerrisdale Capital Management, Sahm Adrangi knows there’s a lot of value that comes from running a company. He also knows people have the chances they need based on the way they do business. Sahm Adrangi likes to make sure other people can see what they can get from different situations before he makes the choice to give back to the community. Thanks to his hard work, more people have the ability to try different things than they ever did before. He wants them to know there are things that will help people through the most difficult parts of the industry. It’s his goal to keep trying things and keep doing the best job possible. By looking at everything he does, Sahm Adrangi knows what he can do to make a difference for the people who work hard to come up with positive experiences.
It’s Sahm’s goal to make sure he knows what his clients want. Without knowing what they want to do with their money, he has no way to manage their assets. Sahm must make sure he’s giving the clients what they need. Since he founded the company, Sahm Adrangi stands behind every decision he makes with it. He wants other people to realize they’re getting the best experience possible so they can make better choices. It was his idea to create a positive investment firm that continued to create unique plans for everyone in the industry. Sahm knew this and also knew he wanted people to understand he was among the best in the business.
For years, Sahm Adrangi practiced coming up with new options for all his clients. He wants them to realize he’s the best in the business and he knows what he can do to help people. Everything he does is important to the Kerrisdale Capital Management brand. Because he knows what to expect from others, he feels he can continue giving them positive experiences that will allow them to succeed for years to come. He always knew what people wanted to do and felt comfortable giving them the best experience possible.
Adam Milstein is a managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties, a highly successful real estate firm in California. He was born in Israel but has lived in Los Angeles since 1981. He is active in a variety of Jewish causes, most notably being a co-founder and the current chairman of the Israel-American Council, which strives to create a community for other Israeli ex-pats.
As highlighted in a May 2018 Newsweek article, Adam Milstein is one of many successful Israeliswho have made their home in the United States, and their numbers have been growing in recent years. He notes that the newcomers are different from those of his own generation: while he and his wife, Gila, originally saw their life in America as temporary, most of the newer immigrants come knowing that they will likely stay permanently.
This has caused some concern for the Israeli government. In 2011 it began I-CORE, a bid to lure scholarly émigrés back to the homeland, but it was discontinued within three years. 2013 began “the Israel Brain Gain Program,” a similar initiative aimed at talented people like Adam Milstein, but last year that also ended. It seems as if the problem cannot be solved without addressing the major issues that are driving so many Israeli natives away.
What are these issues? For one, the cost of living in Israel is very high while the average pay (which is $2,765 before taxes) is lower than in other Western countries. ManyIsraeli-Americans report that they simply could not hope to become successful without moving. Others issues are cultural: observant Jews are becoming a larger demographic (due mostly to high birth rates) and gaining more political clout, while most of the émigrés are young and secular. This also exacerbates economic issues, as many Haredi Jews live off government assistance while considering unpaid religious studies to be their main vocation.
These are all difficult issues to resolve, but if Israel wants to survive it will need to find some way to retain people like Adam Milstein and the hundreds of thousands of others who are leaving the country.
Dr. Mark McKenna went to medical school in the hopes of one day working in his dad’s medical practice. He felt that working in the medical field would be fulfilling as well as a good way to make money. However, while getting his medical degree from Tulane University, his ideal had changed a bit. Dr. Mark McKenna realized that it was not easy to make money and he struggled to make ends meet. In order to bring in more money, he decided to make some investments.
These investments lead to a business called McKenna Venture Investments. He had to pick up more work to pay for these investments, but the investments started making money and McKenna finished medical school and started working with his dad. However, Dr. Mark McKenna realized that it was not as exciting and fulfilling as he once thought it would be, and he decided to end his medical career.
McKenna started working full-time in the real estate industry, and things were going well until Hurricane Katrina. In just a few days, all of McKenna’s hard work was gone, including his five million dollar portfolio. Instead of throwing in the towel, he worked hard to help rebuild New Orleans. One lesson he did learn, however, was real estate was not a solid investment, and he decided it was time to go back to medicine.
Dr. McKenna took his love for medicine and combined it with his entrepreneurial spirit and started OVME. OVME is reinventing health care system. It has taken today’s technology and put making health care decisions in the hands of the consumer. OVME allows customers to make appointments for things like Botox injectionsand other aesthetic procedures by using an app. The app pairs the customer with the best medical provider in the area for the procedure that the customer wants to be done. Making the whole interaction convenient for everyone. McKenna always knew he wanted to help people and not even a hurricane can get in his way.
Aloha Construction is one of those rare Mid-West roofing, siding, and gutter specialists that puts ethics before business decisions. Aloha Construction got some serious recognition for their ethical business strategy when the company took home the 2017 Better Business Bureau Torch Award. The Torch Award recognizes companies that put ethics where it belongs in business transactions. Aloha Construction has a history of putting clients, employees, and the community first. And that is a rarity in the home remodeling and construction business.
While Aloha Construction continues to put its best ethical foot forward,Silicon Valley investment guru, Shervin Pishevar, is shedding his old investment skin at Investment company Capital. Shervin is tweeting like a man who wants to win an ethics award. His recent tweet storm shows another side of Shervin Pishevar. His 21-hour tweetstorm is turning a page in the minds of Silicon Valley investors. Pishevar thinks Silicon Valley is losing its startup mojo, according to one of his tweets. And he thinks the stock market is ready for a serious adjustment.
Shervin Pishevar may be tweeting like a Trump wannabe, but Pishevar is more than a Twitter geek that wants attention. Shervin Pishevar is a successful as well as a serious investor. He recognized the value of Uber, Warby Parker, Hyperloop One and other startups before other investors knew about those successful companies. And he isn’t afraid to tell the world through a Twitter rant that the big companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple are too big and have too much power.
Most investors pay close attention to Shervin Pishevar’s comments about investing. The tone of some of his tweets sound makes some investors think he’s just venting his frustration after leaving Investment companyat the end of 2017. But other investors think Pishevar is right on the money with his tweets. They know Shervin Pishevar is right more than he’s wrong about the changes coming in the economy and in the investment world. Pishevar doesn’t mind the negative feedback. He built his fortune by investing in companies that received negative feedback when they got started.
Louis Chenevert, the former CEO of United Technologies has many thoughts on success. However, he had one specific approach to success and what he believes causes individuals to become successful. While he retired in 2014, his legacy of success continues. Interviews with this retired leader has inspired many others to want to become successful as well. The history of Louis Chenevert is nothing less than impressive, and it is not surprising that he was elected to be the President and the CEO in 2008 for United Technologies.
Working in several positions for the company, he was able to learn how to adapt and how to operate in leadership in all positions within his company. Prior to his time with United Technologies, he was also in high-level positions of President and Chief Operating Officer for Pratt & Whitney, and 14 years at General Motors. Working as a production manager, he was also able to cross-train, just as many major companies do to ensure that their employees are well-rounded.
When asked where the idea for United Technologies came from, Louis Chenevert shared that ideaswere not his own. His approach to building a multi-national company was to gather ideas from all executives within the company. Leaning on these men and women also afforded him the opportunity to create products that would change the game for customers, and would also give them a solid portfolio.
The products in the lineup included engines for military propulsion, as well as F135 engines. Focused on key technologies for aircraft was also a part of the growth for United Technologies. The goal for Chenever was to improve the use of fuel, how it burns, and how toimprove the overall lifeof every product they launched. Additionally, noise reduction and reducing the cost were key challenges they were facing. One of the greatest projects of all time for United Technologies was to figured out how to double the speed of helicopters.
The legacy that Louis Chenevert has left in Canada, is one of diligence and dedicationto creating the finest work in his field.
Are you interested in professional foodservices? Have you ever heard of OSI Group? Well, if you haven’t heard, then you may not know that this Aurora-based company is one of the leading food providers in the world. The company’s statistics alone helps it to standout amongst a sea of competitors. Thanks to being so successful, the company has received numerous high-profile awards throughout the years. Lets take a closure look at to why this company dominates the field. OSI Group is one of the biggest private-held companies in the United States, and it is worth billions of dollars. In 2011, the company was listed on the prestigious Forbes list at the 136th positon with just over $3 billion in sales. In 2016, Forbes ranked OSI Group at the 58th position with well-over $6 billion in sales. Can you see the growth?
When it comes to great leadership, few foodservice companies has leadership like this company. CEO and Chairman Sheldon Lavin was the recipient of the Global Visionary Award in 2016. India’s Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry hosted the event and the award goes to people who demonstrates persistence and perseverance by turning their dreams into a reality. Lavin has helped to take the company to the next level thanks to his successful finance career. The company’s very own OSI-Vista Processed Foods just so happens to operate up to eight locations in India. The Vision World Academy certainly knows how to honor distinguished individuals and this has been the fifth event since its birth. OSI Group is great on all levels of play. It produces some of the best custom-food products on a daily basis. This includes:
• Fresh Dough
• Chicken Fried Steak
• Pork Roast
• Turkey Products
• And many more
The company has an unlimited-amount of test kitchens, pilot plants and innovation centers. OSI Group is definitely leading by example, and it’s looking to continue its dominance in the years to come.