In mid-February, 2018, Jay Z made headlines when he and his friends celebrated Juan “OG” Perez’s 50th birthday party by spending close to $100,000 on dining and drinking. Before the event, very few people knew about OG Juan. The Roc Nation later identified him as a close friend to the Carter-Knowles family and the husband to the crew’s COO—Desiree Perez. Reports indicate that Jay Z was the big spender during the event, bringing us to a conclusion on how Hova brags. Unlike other famous music artists who brag about their wealth, Jay does it in a different style. Even though Jay denied footing the bill, one could easily see the dynamic of the crew at play. Jay Z looks out for his own—his friends and family—and derives his satisfaction from making them successful too.
Born in Harlem, Perez went to Brandeis High School. Kareem Burke introduced OG Juan to Jay Z in 1996, when the Roc-A-Fella Records was only a year old. OG Juan worked with Jay Z and various other artists such as Kanye and Just Blaze and helped them produce hundreds of hits between the years 2000 and 2004. In 2005, Jay partnered with OG Juan and founded Roc-La-Familia—Roc-A-Fella’s sub-label that was tasked with signing an international musicians.Over the years, OG Juan’s and Jay-Z’s families became close. The families extended this friendship to the business world where OG Juan’s wife, Desiree Peres, Dez, acts as the Roc Nation’s COO. She has, for a long time, played a significant role in the success of the crew. For instance, Perez discusses significant business deals on behalf of the Roc Nation.
Recently, she negotiated Sprint’s $200 million an investment deal that would see Jay Z tour the country in the spring of 2018. Apart from that, she was also a key negotiator for the Roc Nation when the city officials and Mayor Jim Kenney tried to stop the Made in America festival from taking place. She undertook the negotiating role and ensured the Roc Nation would continue holding the event for years to come.Due to their love for sports, Jay Z and OG Juan are interested in seeing Roc Nation work with athletes in the country. In an interview with the New York Post, OG Juan indicated that he and Jay Z are working closely to see the Roc Nation sign celebrity athletes in the country. The duo believes that music and entertainment go hand-in-hand.
Alastair Borthwick was born in the year 1913, 17th February. He passed on in the year 2003, 25th September. Alastair Borthwick is known across Europe for the exceptional work that he did in broadcasting and authorship of several books. He was a publisher, and his books were mainly relating to mountain climbing and some of the exercises and the fun involving mountain climbing.
Alastair Borthwick early life
In spite of Borthwick being born in Rutherglen, he was nurtured and raised in Troon before heading to Glasgow where he spent a better part of his life. Borthwick started his studies at Glasgow High School where he had a chance to serve as an officer training corp. He did this work for quite some time, and then at the age of 16, he decided to do some job with Evening Times which is a newspaper that is usually published from Monday to Saturday in Glasgow Scotland.
Later, he continued to build his career in some other newspapers and among them is the Glasgow Weekly Herald. This is a newspaper that is published weekly, and it involves the lifestyles of the people living in Glasgow Scotland. When he was working under the weekly newspaper, his principal focus was under the leading part of the front page, joining of crosswords, or at times publishing about the children and their mothers.
Alastair Borthwick’s career
As he was working under the Glasgow Weekly Herald, he got to access to the page of this newspaper which is called Open Air. In this page, he discovered about mountain climbing, and he found out that this is something that had gained popularity among young men, and it was being done as part of leisure and fun. Due to this discovery, he develops a lot of interest in mountain climbing, and he was a great publisher in the Open Air page of the Heralds weekly newspaper. He later published his book talking about mountain climbing in the year 1939. The book was called “Always called a Little Further.”
Alastair Borthwick was a great author whose work was impressive. He will be remembered for the various success he made in mountain climbing literature.
Guilherme Paulus is synonymous with the tourism industry and for all the good reasons. Paulus co-founded the now renowned tour operator CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens. He did this at a young age of 24. During his tenure in leadership, the company has risen to become a force to reckon with in the tour operator industry. In 2009, the company sold 60 percent of its stake to a private equity firm at an estimated cost of $420 million.
In 2005, Paulus founded the now popular and acclaimed GJP Hotels and Resorts. These hotels have a huge market share in Brazil and there is a bid to build more hotels near major airports. These hotels are a major boost to the Brazil economy due to a large number of tourists they attract. The hotels also employ over 5,000 people.
Guilherme Paulus Awards
As one of the most influential business persons in Brazil and beyond, Paulus has received both local and international recognition. In 2012, he received recognition from the French government as a key developer in the tourism sector. The government of Brazil has also acknowledged Paulus and the Viagem e Turismo magazine named him as the “personality of the year. Guilherme Paulus was also listed in Forbes as one of the billionaires, and due to his contribution in the tourism sector in Brazil.
Guilherme Paulus Contribution to the social welfare
Everyone in America has now heard of Ryan Seacrest’s name. But many of them do not know that much about him or the things he has done.
Many people know about Seacrest’s infamous involvement with American Idol. And many may have watched him on shows such as “Live” with Kelly Ripa, or turned in to listen to his nationally-syndicated radio show. But did you know that he has produced TV shows such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians? Or that he even has his own skin care and clothing lines?
Ryan Seacrest recently opened up about his day-to-day life in an interview with the New York Times.
During this interview, he goes through the motions of his typical morning routine, and how his typical day usually plays out. For example, Seacrest details how he brings a trainer with him now when he is traveling across the country so he can get a good workout every day. He even says how he has taken up boxing, and how he loves to run in the park instead of using the treadmill.
Seacrest opens up about being “mostly vegan” and a dedicated foodie. He says eating well and drinking wine are his favorite things in life. Seacrest says how he starts every day with matcha tea because it is good for the body. He opens up about success, and how he is being a “yes” man. He also details how he keeps his phone locked in order to avoid distractions.
Seacrest was born on Christmas Eve in 1974.
He is best known for hosting American Idol and the Top 40 Countdown. He also is known for the KIIS-FM Radio Show. Seacrest lives in New York City. He moved from Los Angeles to New York in recent years to host “Live” with Kelly Ripa.
Organ Gold is reinventing how the world views coffee and the companies that make it. Its goal is to offer customers a product that is a pleasure to drink, improves their health and increases their finances. The innovative company operates in 45 different countries. Many of its customers have become entrepreneurs by sharing their personal love for Organ Gold products and selling it to others. Bernardo Chua and Shane Morand founded Organ Gold in 2008. The company has offices in Canada and the United States.
Xianzhilou Biology Research Center, partner company to Organ Gold, was founded by Dr.Li Xiaoyu. It is located in Fujian, China. The research center is responsible for certifying the ingredients in the coffee are organic. Organ Gold sales teas, hot chocolate and personal items, also. Ganoderma Lucidum, also known as Reishi, is the ingredient that sets Organ Gold coffee products apart from others. It is an ancient Chinese fungus or mushroom. Ganoderma is believed to aid in weight loss, provide immune system support, increase energy, liver protection, heart health and provide antioxidants.
Organ Gold developed a business model that allows the company to grow by offering its customers business opportunities. It doesn’t sell its products to retail stores. Customers are allowed to become individual distributors. Individual distributors can recruit new distributors, also. Opportunities are available to build a large business or sale part time. By offering consumers an added benefit to coffee and an opportunity to increase their finances, Organ Gold has added extra value to coffee drinking.
Way back in 1979, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade was an active medical doctor practicing medicine in Brazil. Today he leads CAOA, his auto company that is one of the most talked about and respected business entities in Brazil.
Dr. Carlo’s CAOA was the company that took over the primary distribution of Hyundai models in Brazil! When CAOA began importing Subura’s, the annual sales for that particular Japanese company tripled in Brazil!JD Power and Associates rank CAOA very high in, not only sales but also for service after said sales. The parent company that oversees Hyundai chose CAOA out of almost 200 other companies to recognize them with “Distributor of the Year Award” during 2012.
There’s a piece of the story missing at the beginning it seems; doesn’t it? If this is what you were thinking, we’ll fill you in. How did Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade go from being a medical doctor to winning all the awards discussed above? It all started when Dr. Carlos ordered a type of Ford car from the 1970’s that was called a Landau. The downpayment for this model was a respectable amount of cash. The dealership that was to deliver the Landau went bankrupt. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade thought, without hesitation, why not see if I can get this entire dealership for my downpayment since they’ve sunk? This was a good thought to have because it worked!
Around six years after the moment that Dr. Carlos had that thought, the former medical doctor was running the largest automobile dealership in Brazil! During 1992 importing of automobiles was finally occurring in Brazil. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade was one of the big players to get involved. Dr. Carlos’ CAOA made Renault (a French Brand) the number one import in Brazil until the parent company took back over.
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is also a really big fan of environmental causes, especially the reforestation of the Brazilian Mid-West. Because of this cause, his Hyundai manufacturing plant reuses a great deal of the waste that they create. This initiative leads to CAOA winning the “Good Doer Company Award” given by IstoÉ Dinheiro. Carta Capital (Brazilian magazine) recognized CAOA as the most admired company for three years in a row.
Any career field takes a certain amount of passion and dedication to achieve success. You have to put in lots of time, energy, and focus to get the results you desire. Challenges in life are inevitable, but the people who don’t give up, persevere until they achieve their goals. Victoria Doramus recently sat down with Ideamensch with an insightful interview. She discusses her career highlights, what she does to stay productive, and what advice she would give her younger self. Her answers are very relatable to just about anyone.
Victoria Doramus earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Colorado. From getting a college education, Doramus started working in the field of digital and print media. She worked with Mindshare, Stila Cosmetics, and other companies with their branding and advertising needs. Victoria struggled with addiction during her career as a digital and print media expert. It seemed the more her career got successful, her addiction got worse. Eventually, Victoria hit her rock bottom and got the help she needed. If Doramus could give her younger self some advice, it would be to move loving to herself, have more confidence, and do not worry about rushing things in life. As a recovery expert, she helps people get clean and sober, so they can live happier, more productive lives. Philanthropy also plays a huge part in Victoria’s life. She works with several charities to help them achieve their mission. Room to Read, Best Friend’s Animal Society, the Amy Winehouse Foundation, and the Women’s Prison Association are some of the charities she works with.
As a recovery expert, Victoria loves resources, digital devices, and technology to move her career forward. One app in particular, helps her find AA meetings wherever she is located, and it is called Pink Cloud. Victoria also loves apps that let her know health updates in regard to how she is doing. Doramus uses My Fitness Pal to track her eating habits, her Apple watch to track her health, and uses Whistle to track her dog’s exercise during the day. This all helps her stay on task so she can be a better help to others.
Steve Ritchie apologizes for any offense taken by their customers in the wake of two incidents of racially insensitive comments and statements that has surfaced to lower the reputation of the Papa John’s brand. Steve Ritchie, as the current Chief Executive Officer of Papa John’s—a company which delivers pizzas to customers’ home upon requests—directly confronted this controversy and successfully diffused the situation by apologizing for the comments and statements, distancing the company from them, denouncing them, taking it upon himself to undo the damage to the company’s reputation, hiring auditors to review the company’s culture, and sending out executives to obtain feedback from employees and franchises.
President and CEO Steve Ritchie distanced the pizza delivery company from the person who brought this controversy to the company’s doorstep, saying those views were confined to that particular person in question who made them and are not the views of the company. Further, Steve Ritchie asserts, there are over 120,000 people employed at the company and these people are good, decent, and hardworking, just like everyone else in the community. This apology by Steve Ritchie was made in a letter that was sent out to all of Papa John’s customer. The apology letter also contained a denouncement of the inappropriate conduct in question and a promise that similar conduct by Papa John’s employee would not be tolerated at all. Steve Ritchie also stated that auditors not connected to the company will be hired to look into the company’s culture, diversity, and inclusiveness to resolve any possible concerns people may have in those regards. What’s more, Steve Ritchie Papa John’s and the company will send out executives in its senior management team to listen and field any concerns and questions their employees and franchises may have. Steve Ritchie ends his letter of apology on a thankful note, thanking Papa John’s customer for their past loyalty to the company. Here’s the compensation information for the new CEO.
Hussain Sajwani is the owner of the famous DAMAC Property. He attained his entrepreneurial skills from his father, Ali Sajwani. When Hussain was a little boy, he used to spend his afternoon at his father small shop. Two years after his graduation (1982), he implements his father skills and established a catering company that gained much success. In an interview, he mentioned that he schooled in the University of Washington. This company has massively grown and is currently referred to as Global Logistics Services. He launched his first ever property development business venture that entailed building hotels in Dubai. Hussain Sajwani established DAMAC Properties in 2002.
According to Independent UK, DAMAC Properties diversified its services in various massive and luxurious real estate projects in Dubai between 2002 and 2005. This company drastically became an essential part in the growth and development of Dubai hotspot and architectural phenomenon. This company went internationally viral in 2005 with various developments in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Surprising, DAMAC Properties managed to finance its drastic growth without taking any donations from the investors. All credit goes to the lucrative regional stock market investments and Hussain Sajwani smart side business revenue. As per Forbes Middle East, DAMAC Properties was able to emerge as one of the tremendously successful, visible and influential property development companies in Dubai, the entire Middle East, and the United Arab Emirates. There was great excitement all over the world as they witnessed the prolific growth in Dubai. They were highly eager to see what DAMAC Properties would do next.
Unfortunately, DAMAC almost failed during the 2008 property crash. As Hussain Sajwani was addressing Arabian Business, he noted that he was among the few who oversaw this tragedy. He was quite aware that a dangerous situation is on their way. To counter the underlying negative impact, they acted randomly and released many people, cutting their overheads as well as consolidating their lands and projects. They were severely attacked by the press and media merely because they were the first ones to do that. The Arabian Business profile by Hussain Sajwani also incorporates insightful information on how the self-made mogul was able to DAMAC Properties afloat all through this period.
When you have something of value to share with the world, put it in a book. For quite a while now millionaire real estate investor, Nick Vertucci, has been traveling the country giving investment seminars. Finally, he has put much of his knowledge and wisdom regarding the topic into a book. Mr. Vertucci’s book is titled “ Seven Figure Decisions: Having the Balls to Succeed.” The book, in a nutshell, is about what it takes to build a multimillion-dollar real estate business even if you are starting from zero, with no money.
In other words, Nick Vertucci’s book is the story of his life. Nick will tell you that he is a man of humble beginnings, but big ambitions. He was bearly more than an 18-year-old when he began a computer accessories business. At first, he was doing well with that enterprise, but then the dot-com bubble burst. Soon young Nick Vertucci was forced to close down.
Vertucci understood that he needed to look for another business, so he began to study real estate. Once he realized that real estate investing was a business that you could get into with no money down, Vertucci was hooked. His research, self-confidence, and hard work paid off. Today his company, NV Real Estate, controls a portfolio of properties worth millions of dollars.
Nick Vertucci believes that taking calculated risks is a prerequisite to breaking out of the working class. Anyone who sincerely wishes to join the millionaire elite must first imagine it. Then they must believe that they can attain it. In his seminars and the book as well, he emphasizes these principles. He also declares that the most critical determinant is in the execution of the plan. He maintains that the same holds true for any endeavor, not only real estate.