Remembering Alastair Borthwick

Alastair Borthwick was a journalist, broadcaster, and author. He is mostly remembered for 2 very different books that had written. The first book was called “Always a Little Further”, and the second book was called “Sans Peur, The History of the 5th battalion, the Seaforth Highlanders” In 1994 the second book had its name changed to “Battalion, a British infantry units actions from El Alamein to the ELbe, 1942-1945”

Both books were based on his life experiences. Alastair Borthwick was born in 1913 and lived until 2003. He was born in Rutherglen, then was partly raised in Troon, then, later on, moved to Glasgow. After he had turned 16 years old, he left school to work in the Glasgow Herold newspaper. He involved himself in the “open air” page that was all about hill walking and climbing. It was the articles that he had written for this paper that he gathered and later on, created his book “Always a Little Further” which is available on Amazon.

In 1935 Alastair Borthwick moved to London to work on the “Daily Mirror” newspaper. After a brief time, he found that he didn’t like the London lifestyle. He then moved back to Glasgow working for BBC as a radio correspondent.

When World War 11 came he was commissioned into the 5th battalion (Caithness and Southerland) He was an intelligence officer. It was through these experiences that he was able to write his second book. After the war ended he moved with his wife to a few different places. In the 1970’s however, he settled for quite a few years on a hill farm. It was only 5 years before he passed that he moved to a nursing home in Beith.

Alistair Borthwick had a life full of experiences. From being a writer and journalist to being in the war. He had lived a life of adventure.

Here’s one of Borthwick’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Among-Scots-Alastair-Borthwick/dp/B000MU14SK

Evaluation of the Infrastructure Industry by Felipe Montoro Jens

Serving as the CEO of the Energipar Captacao in Sao Paulo Brazil, Felipe Montoro Jens understands the infrastructure industry like the back of his hand. The cessation of 2,796 projects in Brazil of which 517 are in the infrastructure industry is a subject of interest to the infrastructure expert. Bearing in mind that the 517 transportation projects constitute a percentage of 18.5 to the total number and a value of 10.7 Billion Brazilian Real, it is a huge loss to the country. The inability of the public sector to execute its projects properly has led to the utilization of resources without visible results. Read more about Montoro Jens at mundodomarketing.com

Factors That Have Led To the Cessation of the Projects

Even though the transportation sector receives little funding of about 2% of the GDP, other factors have contributed heavily to the stoppage of the projects. They include the following;

v Financial and budgetary constraints

v Poor interactions between the project managers and the control bodies

v Poor planning and poor quality projects that point towards technical issues

v Economic crisis indicated in the case of cessation of smaller projects

v Land ownership issues and expropriation of the same

As the infrastructure specialist projects, Brazil is still experiencing economic difficulties to the point of containing expenditure affecting many other industries in the country. All is not lost because proposals of measures to be taken are in place.

Suggested Measures by the National Confederation in Industry

According to the Director of Policy and Strategy at CNI, the country seems unable to grasp the gravity of the situation and therefore, strategies should be set to make sure that previous mistakes are not repeated. The measures are as follows;

  1. Improve the internal control system
  2. Refine macro-planning
  3. Choose the most suitable execution modality
  4. Equip teams in a better way
  5. Accomplish micro-planning efficiently
  6. Draw more balanced contracts

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Hussain Sajwani, Founder and Chairman of Damac Group

Emirati billionaire and resident of Dubai, Hussain Sajwani was born in the early 1950’s. He managed to get a scholarship by the government of United Arab Emirates to study in the United States where he joined the University of Washington to undertake two degrees; – one in Industrial Engineering and the other in Economics. He has one wife and four children.

He began his career in 1981 when he started working in Abu Dhabi Gas Industries as an accountant. About two years later, he founded a catering business that served the US military and Bechtel and still exists to date as Global Logistics Services.

In an interview, he mentioned that in 2002 he started Damac Properties, a real estate corporation with its headquarters in Dubai, UAE. Damac properties are part of Damac Group that was formed in 1992 as a catering firm by the same Hussain Sajwani and is estimated to be worth 1.947 billion dollars.

Damac Properties is famous for several projects including a golf course- The Trump World Golf Club Dubai- that was designed by Tiger Woods and is run by the Trump Organization. It is also famous for other properties such as Damac Hills, a couple of hotels, residential and commercial buildings across several countries.

Hussain Sajwani and his company are highly committed to giving back to the society and have even formed a branch, the Damac Foundation. According to the Arabian Business, in 2017, the foundation donated funds to an initiative by the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister geared towards equipping young Arabs with skills in software development.

In another project by the Ruler of Dubai with the aim of providing food and clothing to children from low-income families, Hussain donated nearly two million AED.

In the Forbes 2018 list of billionaires, Sajwani was ranked as the fourth richest Arab and was able to clinch position 527 overall. He is estimated to be worth 2.7 billion dollars.

He appears to have a close relationship with Trump, as he partnered with him in 2013 in two different golf club projects, offered him a two billion dollar project after he won the elections in 2016 and even attended his swearing-in ceremony.

Contact Details:
https://www.facebook.com/HussainSajwaniOfficial/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/hussainsajwani

Steve Ritchie Hoping For Better Days

Running a business is not an easy thing to do. There are many challenges and hurdles to overcome in the process of becoming successful. Papa John’s Pizza is a company that has for the most part overcome all obstacles. they have made the jump from just a small company to a global brand. The only thing that company has to overcome now is any new obstacles or situations that may pop up. Problems can come from any angle inside even internal. that is what happened recently when an employee of the company made from racially disparaging remarks. the word got out to the people and they had a situation on their hands. Though having a company is great. This is just one of the obstacles that may arise. Steve Ritchie the CEO of Papa John’s Pizza understood this and intelligently and kindly responded and handled the situation.

Steve Ritchie had to issue an apology to the public after a racial slur was heard being used by Top level executive at his company. Steve Ritchie issued to gies to the public. the second apology was much more heartfelt and truly showed his remorse over the situation. he made it clear to the people that in no way did he or any of his other employees believes what was said and they don’t support what was said. clear that racial insensitivity or any other type of discrimination will not be tolerated by the company. According to Wikipedia, he said he would look over the ranks Papa John’s Pizza and make sure each employee was educated and more diverse towards others. They decided him, and other leaders would go around on tour speaking and communicating with the public. Steve Ritchie acknowledged that his company is supported by the people and his company is supportive of the people. Racist comments or mindsets will not be tolerated by the company who is made up of people of every background.

Steve Ritchie Papa John’s did what any responsible leader would do and made sure he addressed the people. he apologized on the behalf of himself and the company and made it clear this was not what they represented. going forward he looks to improve the condition of the company and hopes for Better Days.

Important reading: https://ir.papajohns.com/news-releases/news-release-details/papa-johns-promotes-steve-ritchie-ceo-0

Guilherme Paulus and His Success in Tourism Business

Guilherme Paulus and His Success in Tourism Business

If you love tours and travel, then Brazil would be the premier destination full of green tourism destinations. In a country full of tourism opportunities, Guilherme Paulus saw an opening for a successful career. He was inspired by this opportunity to be different and become independent rather than hustling his way up in the career world. He decided to drop any career ambitions and pursue his business ventures and investments, especially in the tourism industry.

Guilherme Paulus early life had many interesting turnarounds because his parents had different plans for him. He joined IBM as an intern before he turned twenty years. His parents pushed harder for him to join the medical career by being a doctor but his mind was on a different path. In his mind, business was the only option and activity that interested him. Find out more about Paulus at Exame.

Guilherme Paulus began his business venture after two years working as a salesperson at Casa Faro travel agency at the age of 24. This came after completing his internship at IBM, which played a major role in unearthing his passion for business and self-reliance. He was able to meet with his future partner while at Casa Faro, whom they later would start a new company together. They realized that they had similar passions in the tourism industry and their rare level of compatibility was something to admire.

They jointly found and registered CVC Company where they concentrated mostly on the tour business. Luckily enough, Mercedes Corporation surprisingly offered their company an annual tour which turned out to be the foundation of their business when it comes to corporate clients. By marketing the concept they had to other companies, they positioned themselves higher and soon begun making inroads.

Under Guilherme Paulus’ leadership, CVC has expanded in greater proportions to be Latin America’s biggest tour company. In 2009, Carlyle Group – a private equity business – purchased 63.3% or $420 million stakes in CVC. He is also the founder of GJP Hotels and Resorts which began operations in 2005 and controls more than 15 hotels in the country. His ideas led to the aggressive development of these resorts just before the 2004 world cup event to tap maximum traffic and profits. His net-worth currently stands at $1.1 billion.

Read more: https://www.istoedinheiro.com.br/guilherme-paulus-e-o-empreendedor-do-ano-2017-em-servicos/

 

 

Hussain Sajwani, the successful CEO of DAMAC Group

Hussain Sajwani is the current CEO of DAMAC Group. He is also the founder of the company which has enjoyed massive profits in the real estate sector. The company which is based in Dubai has several offices in many parts of the world. That is why it is regarded as a successful business. Hussain Sajwani came from a humble background, but today he is a successful tycoon who has accumulated a lot wealthy through his dedication and working hard to succeed.

Hussain Sajwani has been leading his company with diligence and through his business skills; the company has become one of the largest around the world. Hussain is an expert when it comes to marketing, and he has used the skills to achieve success. His success did not happen without putting the effort needed. Although he came from a humble background, he worked hard to become who he is today. The owner of DAMAC Group grew in the Middle East. His dream of being achieving success began when he was young. He loved education and studied hard in school to attain a degree in economics. He wanted to ensure he became a professional in his life.

After high school, he proceeded to the University of Washington where he attained a degree in economics. While studying here, Hussain Sajwani was an ambitious young man who was determined for great things in life. Because of his brilliance, he won a scholarship to study medicine in Baghdad, but he did not like the course and dropped it. He came from a family of entrepreneurs because his parents were business people. His father owned a shop, and Sajwani would help him when he was not in school. His mother was also involved in a local business.

That made Hussain Sajwani (@hussainsajwani) to become an entrepreneur at a young age. But Sajwani did not like the idea because he was not happy with the many working hours. That is why he went to study hard because he wanted to work in formal employment. However, he had already acquired skills to become an entrepreneur, and after working with several companies, he realized he wanted to be independent. He decided to venture into business. Follow Sajwani on Facebook today.

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Felipe Montoro Jens Reports On High Level Meeting About Public Infrastructure Projects

In late March 2018 an important meeting took place in Mendoza, Argentina. This was the Special Meeting of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank, or IDB. Dyogo Oliveira, the Minister of Planning, Development and Management, was there in order to make his defense of using more private investment in order to get infrastructure projects completed in his country, Brazil. He said that using private investment for infrastructure projects throughout Latin America was important and he talked about the importance of creating financial guarantees was necessary. On hand to report about this meeting was Felipe Montoro Jens who is considered one of Latin America’s top infrastructure projects experts.

Dyogo Oliveira made the proposition that his organization encourage studies that would look into what are the most efficient solutions in regards to managing risk when it comes to infrastructure projects using private investments. The finance minister of Argentina, Luis Caputo, agreed with Oliveira and said that the IDB should be encouraging private investors to work with Latin American governments to get projects built. Felipe Montoro Jens reported that another official, the Secretary of State for Economy and Business Support for Spain, said that Spanish investors were prioritizing Brazil as where they would partner with governments to complete public works projects. View ideamensch.com to know more.

Felipe Montoro Jens says that many Latin American nations are looking to build public works projects such as roads and sanitation. He says that it is necessary for these countries to build modern infrastructure so that they can take part in what has been called the Industry 4.0 revolution. Without modern infrastructure these countries will be left behind.

Felipe Montoro Jens is a graduate of the Getulio Vargas Foundation and has a degree in business. He also graduated from Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management. He returned to Sao Paulo, Brazil, and started working as a corporate executive. Among the corporations he has held a leadership position are PricewaterhouseCoopers, Enron, and Enel. He has been responsible for creating investments for the companies he has worked for with a specialty in public infrastructure projects. He now has 25 years of experience in this field.

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Ted Bauman Speaks In An Interview

Ted Bauman started working for Banyan Hill publishing. He serves as the editor in the organization after joining in 2013. he is the editor of Plan B club, The Bauman Letter, and Alpha Stock Alert. He has specialized in the protection of the assets, privacy, issues of international migration together with the low-risk strategies of investment. He is located in Atlanta where he stays with his family.

Ted Bauman life is spent when helping others in a direct way where they are in touch with their resources that they will need so that they can have a truly sovereign life which is governmental free and also the greed from corporate. After Ted Bauman was born in Washington, his parents went to Maryland where he grew up. When he was still a young man, Bauman migrated to go to South Africa. Follow Ted Bauman on Twitter for more updates.

In his University education, Ted Bauman attended Cape Town University. He pursued a course and later earned a degree in History and Economics. He spent working in South Africa for a period of 25 years. In his career life for the 25 years, he was able to serve as among the executives in the organizations. He worked for the nonprofits sectors where he was fund manager where they constructed low-cost house projects. He also helped in the establishment of Slum Dwellers Internationals that has been able to help over many millions of people in more than 35 different countries.

In an interview, Ted talked about how his day looks like and the way he makes it become productive. He said that he starts his day after waking up early in the morning and taking his daughter to school. After she is gone, he goes to his basement office so no commuting. He is able to do the best work, especially in the morning hours.

He likes getting up early in the morning so that he can try to knock some tasks before his business day could even start. He works until 5:00 p.m, without depending on the early he wakes up. He is a busy man and spends his day active paying attention to the current news especially to those topics that matter most to subscribers and readers.

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A Bright Future for Technology with Jed McCaleb

For several years cryptocurrency has increasingly become popular. It is a brilliant way of investing in rewarding returns. Jed McCaleb went ahead and capitalized on this field. Today, he is a successful expert in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Jed has also been an active participant in other projects related to his area of expertise.

Among his many achievements, Jed is the founder of Stellar. According to Jed, Stellar offers a platform where the world can use a single payment system. Jed intends to allow creativity and innovation on this platform. The internet is evolving rapidly, and these features are essential for the benefit of users. Stellar understands that people require systems that are flexible in accommodating their needs.

Establishing Stellar was an inspiration from technology. Jed is passionate about technology, and he understood how it could transform human lives. Since he is an expert in digital currency, Jed decided to help the world through his expertise. Financial institutions could still offer their services even to those with no bank accounts. Through strategic planning and collaboration, Jed McCaleb has managed to get some allies on board such as Yoni Assia.

In a conference where Jed McCaleb and Yoni Assia were speaking, they both agreed that they are building a new economy. Money also experiences revolutions and blockchain is part of the process. After bitcoins began gaining strong value in the digital market, people realized their potential, and since then, the world was never the same again. As per Jed McCaleb, bitcoin has higher potential than just being a token.

According to www.cnbc.com, by the year 2018, Jed hoped that Stellar would have a universal payment network that process payments and other assets such as shares and stocks. Since Jed began his career in digital money, he has a firm belief of significant potential. Using blockchain on cryptocurrencies is just the beginning of exploiting the capability of this technology. So far, Jed McCaleb is proud of the achievement he has made. He is also grateful for the collaboration from other peers such as Yoni Assia, the CEO of eToro. The future is bright and promising for technology enthusiasts like Jed McCaleb. See more about Jed’s career in cryptocurrency.

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Ted Bauman Receives High Praise For His Low Risk Investment Advice

Ted Bauman is a financial expert, and he works Banyan Hill Publishing as a senior editor. The company produces and publishes a full line of financial newsletters aimed at investors located around the globe. Their expert advice is presented by a host of editors, all of whom bring years of financial expertise to their readers. Ted has worked there for several years, and he brings his own insightful financial wisdom to the readers of his works. Read this article at Gold-Eagle

Ted is the author of several publications, including The Bauman Letter. He is also the editor of the Plan B Club and Alpha Stock Alert. He began in his role at Banyan Hill Publishing in 2013. The firm’s clients are made up of investors at different experience levels, and each signs up as a subscription member at Banyan Hill. They can be made up of investors with either low, moderate, or high risk tolerance. The team of editors will have their areas of expertise, and their goal is to inform and educate the subscribers with practical financial advice, wealth building tips, asset preservation strategies, potential tax saving tips, and more. In his publications, Ted Bauman gears his writings on investments always aimed toward a low level of risk. He is diligent in his research of both domestic and international interest to his readers. He has developed a loyal client base consisting of tens of thousands of investors, and he is recognized for his consistency and strong results. He always has the best interest of his clients in mind. Ted Bauman has built a reputation for advising of the steps and strategies to help protect investor assets, as is evident in all of his publications and articles.

Ted Bauman is a resident of Atlanta, Georgia. Originally born in Washington DC, Ted was raised in nearby Maryland. He spent many years in South Africa, having gone as a young man and working there for 25 years. Ted earned his post graduate degree in the dual studies of Economics and History while in South Africa. He attended the University of Cape Town.

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