Leadership is a virtue and not necessarily a position. In an effort to stamp authority over junior workers and lesser brands, many leaders and companies do a lot of chest thumping even in matters that require an entirely different approach. However, this is not the case with QI Group of Companies and its Executive Chairman Dr.Vijay Eswaran. The company was founded and still operates on the service above self-principle. The company has a successful global business that it runs but it still maintains the soul of a business that is still in touch with its humble beginnings.
This multi-business conglomerate has a significant presence in a variety of sectors that include retail, finance, hospitality, direct selling and education. QNet, which he formed, was the first subsidiary is now a global company that is a force to reckon with. It has successfully managed to combine traditional and modern e-eCommerce methods to successfully drive sales. He envisioned a new kind of company that would make a direct impact through sales to people through the internet. Dr. Eswaran says that during the initial days, they tested and tried direct selling combining with the emerging trading platforms back then.
Dr. Vijay says that there was constant debating between him and his partners in a bid to come up with a product or service that would add value to users and set them apart from others companies. It is during that process that they were able to come up with precious metals and numismatics that were based on the thriving European market strategies. QNet also managed to procure rights to sell commemorative coins in 1998 in the Sydney 2000 Olympics for the Asian Pacific Rim.
Through the company’s solid leadership strategy put in place by Dr. Vijay Eswaran and its epic sales approach, it was able to appear in the top three out of 42 distributors worldwide in the year 2000. Combining web based selling and human touch direct selling propelled it to get to that position is such a short duration of time.
Eswaran’s success did not come quickly contrary to what many would think. He started his entrepreneurial journey without connections, funds and even an extended family. The only precious thing he had was a dream that he never let die. He was, however, lucky to come across like-minded people who later became partners and together they endured a lot of setbacks and failures. Vijay Eswaran was alsowas discussed by Entrepreneur.com.
It was not easy for his direct selling approach to work at first because many people already had a negative perception. Dr. Vijay Eswaran has demonstrated that it takes a fighting spirit to conquer. He is also a perfect example of someone who does something until it causes pain which later translates to hard earned success.
Regardless of educational background, talent, and training, becoming a successful businesswoman depends on how well an entrepreneur can work with others. All businesses are heavily based on the skill of negotiating with people. This is what Susan P. McGalla, the founder of P3 Executive Consulting, learned when she started as retailer in 1994. As a teen, she knew how important it is to learn how to deal with other people to become a successful businesswoman. She was raised up in a family that taught her to be comfortable when dealing with men and women. This confidence she gained from her upbringing greatly influenced her success in the field of marketing, operational efficiencies, and talent management.
Confidence is important to win clients and establish a profitable business. Entrepreneurs who believe in themselves easily win the respect and trust of their peers. This will eventually result in having a solid reputation. Successful businesswomen are confident because they know their own capabilities and strengths. While most women underestimate their abilities, a confident businesswoman does not doubt herself. Instead, she always remembers that she is good at what she does. She should always portray confidence so that people believe she is capable. She understands that no one will buy her products or services if she does not first believe in them herself.
Successful female entrepreneurs are very passionate about what they chose to do. They know how to create a business using things that they enjoy. Since they pursue what they love, they find it easier to get motivated to work hard. An overflowing energy and excitement come out naturally in whatever they do. Success usually comes along when they dedicate their lives to something they love. This intense passion gets them through the ups and downs on the way to success.
One of the existing stereotypes about women is that they are totally weak and emotional compared to men. However, every successful businesswoman is assertive. They speak with authority and purpose which is why people respect them. When criticism comes their way, they rationally deal with it while keeping themselves calm and cool. Successful women entrepreneurs achieve success because they do not allow negative comments to pull them down. They never doubt their abilities and decisions.
Hard work and commitment are the secret to success. Every aspiring businesswoman needs to prepare herself for long hours of work in orders to build up a successful business. They should also stay away from negative distractions because they are committed to what they do. This path to success in the business world includes continuous effort and dedication.
Susan McGalla, who started as a retailer, believes that she has something valuable that she can share and it is something that the world needs. She has become one of the most highly respected consultants when she discovered her own passion and believed in it. With focus and determination, she turned her love for what she does into something that she is very proud of. Although the journey to success is sometimes tough, she always reminds herself that the rewards awaiting her will be worth the effort.
Citadel LLC is a financial institution founded in 1990 by Ken Griffin. Under its operations, the company is divided into two major divisions; Citadel and Citadel Securities. Citadel division is an asset management segment with a capital base of about $ 26 billion under its portfolio. On the other hand, Citadel Securities that has products such as equity options, equities, and retail swaps, control a substantive proportion of the international market.
Globally, Citadel LLC is among the three hedge Fund companies that have been in existence for over two decades. Because of its good record and exemplary performance, the company has been tasked by major investors to manage their vast investments globally. Some of the products that they manage include University endowment funds, pension schemes, and wealth funds. Citadel LLC has its headquarters located in Chicago. It has offices strategically spread across North America, Europe, and Asia. They have a staff base of over 1400 employees.
In 1978, Kenneth C. Griffin started Citadel LLC while at Harvard University. His primary source of capital for the startup was the contribution from friends and family members. They understood his abilities, and were willing to support him reach his destiny. During the period, he was involved in the trade of convertible bonds. After graduating with a degree in economics, Kenneth C. Griffin sought employment. Glenwood Partners, which is a hedge fund company based in Chicago, absorbed him. In 1990, Griffin launched his company, Citadel LLC, which served as a turning point in his life. He has never looked back since that time.
The 2008 Global financial crisis hurt the company’s major assets. The Kensington and Wellington Funds, which were under their control lost about 55 percent of their value. On average, the company was losing hundreds of millions of dollars in just a week. During the period, the company was accused of being overly confident. Later, Griffin conceded that they were making a mistake, and he put in place measures meant to cover the shareholders.
In 2012, the company’s assets regained its position in the markets, and it enabled them recover the losses they had earlier experienced. Griffin was confident that the profits were a result of the changes that they had instituted to realize the desired output. It has seen Citadel LLC regain its current position as blue chip companies in the world. The effort and beliefs of the management of the business have been vital in the success.
Citadel has played a key role in issues related to market structures. The purpose is evident in its support for legislation to streamline operations of hedge funds. It has opened room for more players, and healthy competition. Kenneth’s ambition and determination are highly applauded as his work continues to touch the market positively. In fact, the family and friends that offered him financial support back then are fully in support of his activities to date.
Newark CEDC, formally known as Brick City Development was founded in 2007 has become the main development catalyst for the largest city of New Jersey. The city of Newark is the CEDC’s sole client and as a business development company they have used strategic planning and marketing to bring the city back to its former glory. The CEDC has done tremendous marketing and helped Newark regain popularity which has lead to a rise in interest for tourists and businesses and helped stabilize the centralized economy of the city. They’ve also done wonders for the real estate development which intern generates more residents to continue shopping and working at the businesses taking root in the city.
Recently, the CEDC has appointed Kevin Seawright as one of the new leaders of the company and look forward to his work he plans on doing for Newark. Seawright has been in in financial business for thirteen years and has helped multiple cities along the east coast with his expertise. Most of his experience has been in financial management for government agencies. One of his many accomplishments as the Managing Fiscal Officer of Baltimore’s Commission on Aging and Retirement was the original design and then implemented accounting system that went on to save the agency over $100,000 in funds.
He bounced around, holding many different titles such as Payroll Director of the Housing Authority and Finance Director of the Homeless Services within the Department of Housing and Community development. He worked with great pride in the city of Baltimore for many years, saving money and helping the community with each department he was apart of. He also went on to hold the position of Deputy Chief Operating Officer in the education department, which he proudly held for six years. He also spent some time working in DC as a strategic partner director for Finance and Human Capital at Tito Contractors, giving him experience in real estate and small business.
The CEDC partners with the Newark Department of Economic and Housing Development to better help the city of Newark. The pair focuses on maintaining economic development to produce and sustain growth within the city, and augment small business capacity to continue to produce jobs within the community. With the already well standing reputation and results of the CEDC coupled with the experience of Seawright, the city of Newark will continue to thrive for years to come.
Eric Pulier, General Manager at Computer Sciences Corporation, has spent his career lowering costs and increasing the output of work for the companies he calls home. Part entrepreneur, part philanthropist, Mr. Pulier has led a career that surpasses his time at the Computer Sciences Corporation. By the fourth grade he was already programming computers, and when high school came around he started a computer database company.
In 1984, Eric Pulier started attending Harvard University, studying English and American literature. He was both writer and editor for ‘the Harvard Crimson’. Adding to his time at Harvard, he took some classes at MIT. 1988, Mr. Pulier graduates with great honor from Harvard University. Being an entrepreneur was always an early aspiration. By 1991 he had already found ‘People Doing Things’, an organization dedicated to health care, education, and technology. But, this wasn’t the end of his creative period. Three years later he helped create an interactive agency called ‘Digital Evolution’.
Computer Sciences Corporation’s history is also intriguing. In 1959 the company began, created with a $100 investment thanks to the co-founders. Over the years the CSC involved themselves in different projects. For example, modernizing Air Traffic Control in the United States, 3-D combat simulations, protecting Bluefin Tuna through Big Data tracking, and even the world’s largest helicopter simulation facility. In joining CSC, Eric Pulier helped bring the costs down and make the output of useful projects that much more efficient. CSC may have the money and employees to back he projects, but Eric Pulier is one of the reasons it ran as smoothly as it did. Eric Pulier was brought up in Teaneck in New Jersey.
Pulier has also attained notoriety as a philanthropist over the years. Several non-profit organizations rely on the donations of Eric Pulier, he’s also on the board of the X-Prize Foundation, which tries to solve some of mankind’s most complicated problems and issues. He’s also on the board of a camp for children with chronic illnesses known as ‘Painted Turtle’. These are but a few of the organizations Eric Pulier helps. He’s so notorious in his field that both the President and Vice President of the United States unveiled his work for the ‘Starbright Foundation’.
The General Manager of Computer Sciences Corporation is helmed as the most important entrepreneur operating today and for good reason. He’s a favorite speaker at many events and all through Washington D.C. he’s made his mark. Only time will tell where he’ll go.
BRL Trust, a Brazilian investment firm, helped fund a major FIFA stadium in Brazil. During the grand opening of the stadium, six hundred dancers were present. This investment into the FIFA stadium will continue to to lead to long lasting economic tourism for Brazil. I is because of BRL Trust that Economic growth in the tourism sector, and the sports sector in Brazil, has since been on a rise. This investment firm has gone on to work on major land investment deals of for the development of popular destinations in Brazil.
The investment opportunities created by BRL Trust have helped increase the growth of the Brazilian economy. BRL Trust knows that some projects can end up taking longer than normal. In fact with this stadium it took a while longer than anticipated. This extra time actually allowed for the stadium to be better built, and allowed for it to stand the test of time. It is now one of the most iconic features of the Brazilian tourism industry. BRL TRUST makes amazing calculated decisions that other firms wouldn’t dare to take. (Facebook)
It is the investments of BRL Trust that continue to bring the Brazilian economy up into the world stage. BRL Trust now invests in popular land deals with the end goal of increasing the wealth and popularity of Brazilian destinations. Increases in investment in popular land, and construction of popular buildings, has led to tremendous growth in the Brazilian economy. A renaissance of economic growth is taking over Brazil. With increases in land deals by BRL Trust, and tourism increasing due to these land deals, it can almost be said that BRL Trust has single handedly set the chain reaction of growth for Brazil. The brilliant investments in the Brazilian economy by BRL Trust have made BRL Trust, and the Brazilian economy, a huge success today.
Qnet has been growing rapidly in Asia and is set for further expansion. The direct selling company now has representatives in over 100 countries. Direct selling is a business model that has been used in every corner of the world. It’s a way for people with a small amount of capital to be able to start their own businesses. In the case of Qnet, the product line is focused on “wellness products.”
Like any organization that is selling many products to people, quality ends up becoming a great concern. To improve product quality, Qnet will soon implement a plan that consolidates much of its manufacturing to India. Management at the company feels this will be a solid step in the direction of maintaining quality and integrity in their product line. Qnet has been attempting to build a cohesive brand with a consistent message so that the distributors are able to easily sell add-ons to existing clients. Independent representatives need to build a long-term relationship with their clients so they can continue to service their accounts. That’s much easier to do with high-quality products than it is with low-quality ones. Qnet management is aware that the higher that they can increase their product quality, the more likely they’ll be to retain current distributors and customers and to find new ones. Qnet’s
Giving back to the men and women that protect our great country is the duty of every American citizen. Andy Wirth is helping us to do just that through his philanthropy efforts. Andy is raising money for the team he created, Special Warfare Warriors, which will compete in the 2015 Ironman Lake Tahoe event and they need our help. You can donate to his cause on the website found here. The goal is to raise $30,000, and they are almost half way there. With your support and contribution, we can help Andy to obtain this goal or even exceed it.
Andy has a special connection to this cause. He was injured in a skydiving accident that left him fighting for his life, something the men and women of the Navy Seals do for us each and every day. When he needed it most, he met and became friends with some amazing individuals that are a part of this elite military force. They showed Andy the same dedication that they show to our country and helped support him in his time of need. Andy is now giving back how he can.
The Navy Seal Foundation was created in 2000 to help support the members and families of the Naval military forces. They are involved with many different organizations and programs that benefit these individuals thanks to the contributions it has received. The only way this foundation can continue to strive and provide these much-needed services to military members and their families is through the support of the American people. Many members of this elite force spend up to 3/4 of a year, each year, away from their families. They need our support mentally, physically, emotionally and financially. You can never give to little or too much to such a great cause, the only thing that matters is that you show your support by giving something back to these men and women.
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Economists are the ones who essentially hold corporate America up through their study of finance. Their job is to study the economy and keep the company they work for informed of what they believe will happen in the financial world next. This can range anywhere from simply telling the employer that gas prices will probably go soaring in the next few weeks in an oil company to predicting a stock market crash before it can happen. Economist play a pivotal role in the companies that they work for and are given much less credit than they deserve.
One economist who is making huge waves today is Christian Broda. Broda is the Managing Director for Duquesne Capital Management. Having previously served as a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, Broda is well acquainted with all of the ins and outs of economics and is a company leader in Duquesne Capital Management’s day to day affairs. He has even had his research published in some of the leading economic journals such as: American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He is also a recipient of two grants to fund his research from the National Science Foundation.
Having studied and published works on the global imbalance, low inflation for our markets, and even some words on the debt to the Chinese it is not hard to see why Christian Broda has made splashes since he came on to the scene in the world of economics. Broda’s long career in economics and large amounts of success lead one to believe that he is likely one of the top economists in the world.
Economists are hardworking individuals who have taken a ton of time in their lives to try to study and learn to predict economic issues before they can happen and are thus some of the most valuable employees anywhere. With leaders in the economic world such as Christian Broda it isn’t surprising to learn that we have basically been able to see how the economy will perform months and often even years before it has happened. These are the individuals that can make or break many companies. They are an asset that shouldn’t ever be forgotten.
E commerce is a relatively young business model. So the is much
room for new ideas and growth of creativity. Many companies are
obviously taking to the internet to reach far and beyond what the
standard of communication used to be.
Truly, the internet has changed the way we do all manner of
business. A Hong Kong based company is set on being at the forefront
of modern e commerce advancements.
(QNet) a company known for the last thirteen years for offering a
wide variety of online products to purchase. In those thirteen years
the company has been striving to do business the right way.