Shervin Pishevar was born in Iran but migrated to the United States. He is one of the brilliant investors in the world today who has made a great name in the finance sector through successful investment as a venture capitalist. He is the former managing director of Sherpa Capital and the co-founder of Virgin’s Hyperloop. Pishevar has also previously worked with Menlo Ventures, a firm through which he invested in the growth of Uber. Sherwin Pishevar gained recognition after his role in the growth of Uber into a unicorn in less than a decade. He has also invested with other companies such as Airbnb, RobinHood among others.
When Shervin Pishevar engaged in a tweet storm that lasted for 21 hours, he talked about various matters related to the US economy and the financial sector. He was quick to point out that the US economy would not perform well in the coming months due to a looming financial crisis. In his understanding, the stock market was crashing, inflation was settling in, the national debt burden is going up, and the government is making mistakes such as the new tax plan. All these are signals of an economic crisis.
Although Shervin Pishevar talked a lot about the US economy, he also pointed out to some other matters related to the financial industry. He indicated that bitcoin would crash and gold would gain. In times of financial crisis, gold is considered a haven. For bitcoin, the high prices that were recorded at the end of 2017 would not be sustained, and therefore a drop was in unavoidable.
Shervin Pishevar also engaged the audience on matters related to the Silicon Valley. After working here for many years, Shervin has a better understanding of this innovations’ hub. His prediction about this hub is however not positive. He sees a scenario where Silicon Valley will become irrelevant due to internal and external factors. Shervin believes that the recent move by the government to lock out immigrant talent will not help the situation. The success of the Silicon Valley has had great input from the immigrants and therefore any decision to keep them out will be detrimental. He also pointed out the fact that other countries no longer export their talents to the US.
If you’ve ever had the misfortune of not seeing an important email due to a sudden influx of newsletters in your inbox then you’re not alone. Meet Jojo Hedaya, co-founder Unroll.me, one of one the fastest growing email organizing companies in the market today. The idea for Unroll.me came to him out of a scenario very similar to the one stated. Jojo says that his business partner and co-founder of Unroll.me Josh Rosenwald would often miss his emails due to a cluttered inbox. They quickly came to the realization that there where only a handful of companies available in the market that were attempting to remedy this issue. The issue with all these companies was that they all wanted to replace the email client, knowing that their efforts could only match about 75% of it, Unroll.me then sought to simply declutter a person individuals in order to offer a more organized and effective email account.
The execution of the service was the focus from the start, says Jojo Hedaya. The fact of the matter is that if people cannot conveniently use the service then nothing else matters, therefore, Jojo Hedaya and his business partner quickly planned out an interface that was not only easy to use but fun as well. Incorporating a Tinder-style interface where swiping left, right and up conveniently allowed the users to choose which subscriptions to keep, delete or save for a later time. Unroll.me also provides the ability to be notified for specific emails such as for work or school.
Being college students with no degrees, Jojo Hedaya and his partner were on a tight budget. Not wanting to invest such a large amount of money on an unproven service, Jojo Hedaya decided to release the service to the public in the hopes that the reviews and suggestions would allow them to skip over the guesswork and focus on the features that customers want. There is no doubt that we have seen the last of Unroll.me and Jojo Hedaya and look forward to the upcoming years of growth and innovation.
In a recent article, Louis R. Chenevert, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies Corporation, broke down some of the essential technologies that are having a tremendous impact on some of North America’s largest corporations. During his time at UTI, Chenevert has noticed one important fact; it’s critical to always look ahead beyond the current horizons of your industry and try to figure out what the next ‘big’ thing is going to be. This is why staying on top of the latest technological developments in your industry is essential to a company’s overall success. Listed are just a few of the most recent technological advances that helped shape entire industries.
The Automobile Industry Past and Present
Close your eyes and go back in time 90 years to the early 1930s. At that time most of the cars where steam-powered with small boilers built directly into the engine. As time progressed,Fords Model T became increasingly popular with the majority of new engines being converted from steam to gas. This advancement increased both safety and efficacy for newer vehicles. Louis R Chenevert understood that investing in the research and development of new technologies was essential to UTC’s success. In 2008, this paid off when the company released a new and improved F135 engine featuring a sole source position leading to a completely redesigned military propulsion system that offered a 7 to 10 percent increase in thrust and propulsion with a 5 to 7 percent increase in improved fuel efficiency.
Another victory won by Louis Chenevert related to the development of a better GTF engine. This resulted in a final product that boasted a twenty percent increase in fuel efficiency, a fifty percent reduction in noise and thirty percent fewer moving engine parts. These advances mean the new and improved GTF engine will last longer and exhibit a greater efficiency when compared to its older counterpart. Looking into the future, Louis Chenevert believes technological advancements in automation and artificial intelligence will completely eliminate the need for human factory workers. Furthermore, with the advent of Google’s self-driving cars, it’s very likely that fifty years from now, most people will quit driving altogether.
Louis Chenevert earned his Bachelors of Commerce Degree in production management from the University de Montreal. He is the founding director and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Friends of HEC Montreal.
Louis Chenevert worked for General Motorsfor 14 years. He was based in a plant in Montreal. After spending a decade and a half in this industry, he felt the need to transition to another industry. There was nothing wrong with the auto industry, but he felt he needed to spend his life doing something else. Chenevert was influenced by a fellow worker and a friend Karl Krapek to join the aerospace industry. He felt that the experience he had gained from the auto industry would help him establish a solid career in the other industry. Krapek who influenced his transition would later become the CEO of United Technologies Corporation before Louis Chenevert.
Louis Chenevert took the advice of his friend and joined the aerospace industry. He started by working as production manager for Pratt & Whitney Canada in 1993. This plant was a division of the Pratt & Whitney company based in the United States. This division dealt with the production of small jet engines. Pratt & Whitneyis a business unity under United Technologies Corporation.
After three years at the Canadian division, it was now time for Chenevertto get his first promotion. He became the executive vice president of P&W in the United States. His performance in the Canadian division had been noted and when there was an opportunity to fill a vacancy he was the best person suited for the job. In just one year after joining PWC, he lowered the operating cost by 10 percent. He was applying his experience in the assembly lines to streamline the operation in this new company. He managed to bring down the time taken to produce one jet engine from two years to nine months.
In 1999, Louis Chenevert was made the president of P&W. He took over when the company was not doing well. His experience would, however, prove vital in resuscitating the operations. He was skillful, dedicated and had the qualities of a leader needed to bring the necessary changes. While the company was prone to downfall, he moved in and made a series of changes that changed the company entirely. His efforts were finally recognized in 2008 when he was appointed the CEO of the whole conglomerate, UTC.
A great Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement award has gone to the architect world for the first time. This honor goes to non-other than Robert Ivy. Robert has joined the likes of late Walter Anderson, Eudora Welty, Morgan Freeman and Shelby Foote who are just a small list of Mississippians ever to win the award. He is a worldwide author and commentator on architecture.
The Award goes to a Mississippi-connected artist who has exceptional skills in acting and performing or has the stud out in supporting the art. It is indeed a great achievement for Robert Ivy and the entire American Institute of Architects. He has received the honor owing to his effort in making architecture more accessible to the general public. He has done it more than other Mississippians.
Before joining American Institute of Architects (AIA), Robert Ivy was Editor-in-Chief of McGraw-Hill’s Architectural Record. His leadership made Architectural Record a highly disseminated architectural journal all over the world. He was awarded the National Magazine Award for excellence. Robert also led the company in its expansion to China and the Middle East where he launched a Mandarin Version of Architect.
Ivy has grown the AIA into a global institute. In the history of the Institution, it has never recorded such high membership level since its establishment. AIA is now operating all over the world.
Before his journey to architect world, Robert Ivy served as an officer in the US Navy. He attended Sewanee University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English (Arts). He joined Tulane University later to pursue his passion where he graduated with a master degree in architecture.
To date, Robert Ivy is the Chief Executive Officer of AIA. He has encouraged his fellow architects to focus not only on building, design, and construction but also concentrate on embracing software engineering technology. In AIA, he has impacted the institution to focus on promoting public health. According to him, the society will regulate diabetes and heart diseases when new buildings, which encourage exercises, for example, eliminating the need for lift when the distance upstairs is small. In fact, he advocates on new designs, which will not only maintain the hearth of the society but improve it at the same time.
Sahm Adrangi is a well known businessman who founded Kerrisdale Captial in New York City. He graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He has extensive experience as an investment analyzer and has worked for many firms doing so. Sahm Adrangi has a knack for looking at potential investments that firms are looking to make and foreseeing the outcome of them. He will issue a report on what his findings are for the companies to make a final decision. He recently published a negative report on The St. Joe Company and their plan to turn an area of land in Florida into a home destination for people and businesses. What his analysis has found is that the area of Panama Beach that they were looking at is unsuitable for the type of building that would need to be done. It is swamp land and very isolated. The building plans would need to be modified in such a way as to make it impossible to build on. The land area is uninhabitable.
Sahm Adrangi’s opinions are widely respected by potential investors as his experience has shown that his predictions came true. He has repeatedly informed his clients of hazards that will be making in certain investments and recommends alternatives to them. Sahm Adrangi and his firm look at the long term results of investment and what the return on it could be. He will only make recommendations on plans that he sees have the potential of large profits. There have been several in the past year that he has found to be unstable and unworthy of his clients funds.
Sahm is married and lives with his wife and two children in New York City and frequently travels around the world in order to find the right type of investments for his long list of investors.
Doe Deere and her incredible makeup line Lime Crime are revolutionary and remarkable. Although the objective of Lime Crime products is to paint the face and hair gorgeously and intensely, another main objective is to be cruelty free and let the inner beauty shine through with the philosophy of this product company and its owner. Doe Deere, originally from Russia and raised in New York city, is a creative genius who has been sharing her artistry and lovely imagination as well as humanitarianism through her makeup line Lime Crime since 2008. The premise is achieving bold, unique colors for human expression without making innocent bunny rabbits and rats be the guinea pigs which most other makeup companies unfortunately do. The daring pretty products are also free of any animal products. Lime Crime is certified vegan and cruelty-free by PETA and Leaping Bunny.
Doe Deere is also active in animal related charity work and has an affinity for the infamous unicorn as well. She refers to her customers as unicorns and regards them gracefully and gratefully as the title would imply. Part of her mission is to help people be themselves and share their own unique beauty and soul with the world. She also likes to inspire others to pursue their dreams and not be afraid of taking chances or failing, which is just an opportunity to try anew. Doe confesses her makeup line launch and continuance has not been without hiccups. She is realistic about being human and wants to help others be secure in that as well, although she bestows them with the majestical title of unicorn because she sees the innate magic inherent in everyone.
Lime Crime is an online based company and Doe Deere enjoys the feedback she can get from her customers and is very loyal to them. She listens to praise and criticism alike, but also realizes how important it is to deal with so-called haters with a level head and open heart. With such an adventurous company it is inevitable to attract some people who don’t extend the same understanding so she chooses to not spend time fueling their unfair fire when she has so many better things to do. Doe works closely within her company and even spends time perfecting products alongside chemists in the lab. One of her greatest accomplishments in that token is creating a lipstick that goes on from liquid to matte and doesn’t crumble or smudge, which she worked with a chemist for months on. Another of her amazing products launched more recently is Unicorn Hair, semi-permanent hair dye in outlandish and delicious colors such as bubblegum rose and neon peach. Doe herself is an excellent ambassador for her brand as she wears the colorful hair and rebellious makeup colors with a special sort of sophistication stemming from her inner beauty and unwavering belief in being herself and everyone’s right to share love in their own ways with the world. Lime Crime is an innovation and icon for individualism. Learn more: http://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/potmsearch/detail/submission/6417482/Doe_Deere
Todd Lubar Ranks high on the national list for being a top loan originator. He is currently the president of TDL Global Ventures, LLC. He also wears the hat of Sr. VP of Legendary Investments. As a businessman and entrepreneur, Lubar has gained a lot of experience in his two decades in the finance business.
His success lies in being able to help others realize their dream of owning a home. His passion for helping others has helped him to leverage his own business for success. His business abilities have also helped prepare him to set up others for success as well. Todd Lubar also has a great deal of experience having worked in a number of industries within the construction industry. TDL Global Ventures started as an idea Lubar had for removing some of the common barriers that prevent people from getting loans. Such an impediment can affect a person’s life in ways they cannot imagine. Visit Inspirery for more.
According to Patch, Lubar created a program that could help people get the loans they need, and what people need is relief. Todd Lubar has always had a number of elements in his life that inspire his ideas to life. An individual can hatch all the great ideas in the world, but unless there is a powerful will, there is little that will get accomplished. Experience is also important. Lubar’s real estate experience gives him the knowledge to bring innovative ideas to life. Check out Medium to see more.
Todd Lubar attributes much of success to hard work and determination. He feels that creating a business comes with challenges. While it was difficult for Lubar to establish his business, he did not give up even though it took time to realize profits. Thus, his advice to anyone starting a business is to keep pushing the envelope. Not everything will work the first time around. Stick with it. Lubar graduated from Syracuse University with a BA degree in Speech Communication.
Clay Siegall is a brilliant cancer researcher and a visionary entrepreneur with great success in both the roles. As the founder and Chief Executive of the biotechnology firm, Seattle Genetics, he revolutionized the cancer research and showcased how a pharma firm should be set up. Under his leadership, the company has got increased attention from the industry leaders, and people are waiting for his solutions. While coming to the firm, it’s flagship drug, Adcetris, provides highly positive results when used to treat Hodgkin lymphoma – a type of cancer that affects the lymph system.
Apart from the flagship drug, there are more than a dozen of drugs in the pipeline from Seattle Genetics. Clay Siegall confirms that the company is growing as a multiproduct, global, oncology company with its research and effective treatment solutions. He is very optimistic and passionate about advancing the research, expanding the market, and more. Recently, Seattle Genetics opened an office and research lab in Switzerland as part of international marketing efforts. Siegall also tried to acquire a cancer drug by bidding $2 billion from Immunomedics – a New Jersey-based drugmaker.
Under the leadership of Siegall, the company is focused on producing ADCs or antibody-drug conjugates. Interestingly, these drugs are designed to target the antigens. ADCs attach to the disease cells and pumps toxins into them to kill without creating any trouble to healthy cells. Due to that reason, many scientists hail ADCs as “smart bombs” considering its effectiveness in killing cancer cells. Considering the healthy cell damage while using the radiation and chemotherapy, ADCs are expected to make a revolution in the market due to the efficient recovery of patients.
Dr. Siegall co-founded the firm in 1998 and led it as its Chief Executive Officer from then. Apart from guiding the research works of Seattle Genetics, he is also the leading strategist in the capital-raising process for the firm. Currently, it has 900 employees and a market value of more than $10 billion. Dr. Siegall is accelerating the research efforts of the company, and he has already laid out plans to hire 200 more employees to expand the marketing and research efforts of the firm.
Before establishing Seattle Genetics, Dr. Siegall was working for Bristol-Myers Squibb Research Institute and the reputed National Cancer Institute. While coming to the education, he completed his graduation in Zoology from the University of Maryland and earned his Ph.D. from George Washington University in Genetics.