Everyone has experienced a cluttered email client before, to put it lightly; the foundation of our expansive online experiences, everyone needs at least one and most have more than that. Free Wi-FI in airports and restaurants will often demand your email so they can advertise to you. When you subscribe to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the dozens of services that are commonplace, you’re bound to see your unread mail climb into the dozens, the hundreds; I’ve long since forgotten the day I hit a thousand. The junk mail can offer good sales at times, but sometimes it buries what’s really important.
This was the case with Jojo Hedaya and his partner, Josh Rosenwald. His emails sent to his business partner would go ignored, as he simply couldn’t find them under all the junk mail. They knew their had to be a better way to organize emails than the way clients and extensions offered. They created the most graceful, efficient mechanism for this purpose; the ‘Rollup.’ Unroll.me scans your email and collects all of your subscriptions into one well-organized, daily email, which is saved until the hour you want it sent to you. The magnificently simple system is a platinum, star quality in its field.
Unroll.Me was met with great reviews and high satisfaction among customers, with 100,000 subscribers at the time of a major redesign in 2013. Between 2013 and the next few years, subscriptions grew to account for 1.3 million ‘Rollers’, Jojo Hedaya’s nickname for subscribers to the service.
With all the success enjoyed by Unroll.Me, it’s no doubt that big names in the online marketplace have wanted to acquire the application. Slice, a recently purchased subsidiary of Rakuten has arranged to acquire Unroll.Me, marking the third US-based acquisition of Rakuten. While the details of the deal are private, it is known that Jojo Hedaya and Josh Rosenwald will be joining Slice and working for the company afterwards. Slice considers Unroll.me a valuable means to improve and streamline the experience for customers who patronize their e-shop, indicating the importance of the consumer experience in the online maretplace.
Louis Chenevert is a prominent business person and a former senior executive in the aerospace industry. He is the former chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corporation, UTC. He worked in these top positions for six years. His track record while working as the CEO makes him a prominent entrepreneur even in his retirement. He managed to lead this company at a very difficult time and never recorded losses. He took over the leadership in 2008 during the financial crisis and worked very hard to make this company successful. He saw the company’s share triple in such a short time.
Louis Chenevert was born in Montreal, Canada. He attended HEC Montreal School of Business where he graduated with a degree in production management. Using the skills and knowledge gathered in school, Chenevert joined General Motors and worked for 14 years as a production manager. He was in charge of super-fast production of vehicles in the factory. The production rate at the time stood at one car per minute.
Louis Chenevert later moved to the aerospace industry. In 1993, he joined Pratt & Whitney Canada before he was invited to join the main Pratt & Whitney in the United States. His record in this company includes reducing the production time of a jet engine from two years to nine months.
Louis Chenevert scored exemplary well in the fields of innovative technology and leadership. He is regarded as the best executive to have served UTC. Due to his contributions, it is almost impossible to talk about the success of UTC without mentioning something he did. He focused on the long-term success of the company, a factor that has made the company successful even after he retired.
One of the greatest contributions he made to this company was overseeing the development of the GTF engine. The company invested over $10 billion in the development of the engine. It has however earned the company a lot more since they started its production. Currently, the aerospace wing of UTC remains the ever consistently profitable business. The GTF engine is the most efficient in the global aerospace industry.
Shervin Pishevar is an Iranian-American entrepreneur and founder of Sherpa’s Capital and many other multi billion tech companies. He broke his silence from social media by causing a 21 hour tweetstorm giving his thoughts on the decline on America’s economy. It was no surprise since he is known for being a man of many words and free spirited.
This was his first public statement he made ever since he stepped down from multiple allegations of sexual misconduct that he explained was getting in the way of Sherpa’s Capital success. For this reason, the very first tweet Shervin Pishevar posted caught the attention of many of his followers.
Shervin Pishevar expresses his 50 message tweet points of view on the ‘financial storms’ which he predicts coming ahead. He goes ahead to tackle on topics such as cryptocurrency claiming that bitcoin will crash but will eventually have a more stable range of $2000-$5000 as gold will rise in response.
The 17th tweet on America’s history of importing inflation has caused a tremendous aftermath from other countries. He also blames the government’s short term thinking on decaying and decrypt infrastructure. In addition to stock markets crashing, underemployment continues to harden under systemic economic stasis.
According to an essay he wrote in 2009 in his 30th tweet, Shervin Pishevar insights that nine years later as much as Americans build walls to keep out immigrants, they no longer need them because they have evolved above and beyond.
Being an investor of Uber company, Shervin Pishevar concludes his last tweet by stating that the modern “Ma Bells” such as AT&T need to be restrained from their absolute power. If caution is not taken, the chances of seeing another Uber or Airbnb business will be in the next 10 years or so.
The monopoly the modern “Ma Bells” have over start-up companies have made them vulnerable especially now that their cash is repatriated abroad and own the power of a nation-state.
It is not certain that Shervin Pishevar’s tweet storm of every trending topic that he discussed in the 21 hours will come true. However, it would be wise for one to carry out research given past success stories and tremendous track record of predictions.
Back in 2006, serial entrepreneur David Zalik bet everything he had on the future of his new startup. Called GreenSky Credit, the company represented a completely untested model that Zalik hoped would revolutionize the way that point-of-sale lending happened forbig-ticket items. In fact, the business was so unproven that Zalik had difficulty finding outside financing to help him launch his business. It was for this reason that he was forced to effectively reverse mortgage his entire $12 million commercialreal estate fortune, which represented the fruits of his entire life’s work to that point.
But Zalik believed strongly in the business that he was creating. Today, that $12 million bet that would have put Zalik into the poor house had he lost it has fueled what is now a company valued at more than $4 billion. This incredible rise from a tiny startup that no one had heard of to the darling of the fintech industry has made Zalik a star. But more importantly, 12 years after its founding, GreenSky Credit has introduced a completely new lending model that has proven to be eminently viable. This is especially impressive given the dismal results that so many other fintech companies have experienced. GreenSky Credit is likely to become the model upon which fintech is based well into the future.
One of the things that someone might notice about Zalik and his company is that both are completely devoid of the pretention and pomp that often comes with technology startups. Nowhere throughout the GreenSky Credit headquarters will one find beer dispensers, foosball tables or any of the other excesses that have become an accepted part of tech culture. At the same time, Zalik himself has never sought to violently uproot the existing banking system, unlike many of his fintech competitors. Instead, Zalik’s vision has always been to compliment the existing infrastructure through efficiency-gaining technology, connecting borrowers with lenders and adding tremendous value in the process by pushing deals through that otherwise would never have materialized.
GreenSky Credit has proved that often the biggest successes result from building on a system rather than tearing it down.
Robert Ivy recently received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. The award was meant to honor those who have demonstrated a level of influence within an industry and are associated with the state of Mississippi. Other notable recipients of the award are Morgan Freeman and artist Walter Anderson.
Robert Ivy is the first architect to ever receive the MIAL. He is credited for making the industry more accessible to the general public. Robert has used his position as an author and commentator to put architecture on a platform that is more recognizable internationally than it ever was before.
Robert Ivy became CEO of the American Institute of Arts in 2011. The organization became a global enterprise under his leadership. The membership is currently the highest it has ever been in the 160 year history of the organization.
The Architectural Record has gone on to receive a number of awards under Robert Ivy’s leadership. The American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence was a unique honor because it is not normally given to a professional journal.
Robert Ivy himself was honored with the Crain Award, which is the highest recognition an individual can receive from that organization. He has gone on to earn other distinguished titles such as Master Architect from the Alpha Rho Chi National architectural fraternity. Ivy is in exclusive company with this honor. There have only been 6 other persons named Master Architect. That makes Robert 1 of 7 in the 100 year history of the fraternity.
Known for his many ventures, Milan Kordestani is the CEO of Milan Farms and an occasional writer for the Huffington Post. Milan Kordestani had a nomadic lifestyle shown as he moves from the United States of America to London during his parent’s divorce, only to return to finish high school. Milan Kordestani is passionate about mental health, agriculture, and politics, as shown by his view on how government affects agriculture. Milan Kordestani currently attends college, however, aside from being an occasional writer, and an entrepreneur, Milan is also an equestrian, who is known for ranking third in world championships, and winning the two thousand sixteen equestrian race ranking second. Milan Kordestani love for horse riding came from his courage as a child after he fell off a horse, but instead of being terrified he rode the horse back home. Apart from Milan’s talented skills as an equestrian, Milan believed that farming and agriculture are not honest towards their consumers. This has led Milan Kordestani to create Milan Farms, a company who produces eggs, poultry, and saffron. Milan believes that quality is the key to a business, which is why his farms work hard to protect and provide a safe environment for the animals. This leads to customers knowing that they are buying premium quality poultry, and eggs, thus making them come back to buy more, and create loyalty for the brand. The animals on this farm are raised with organic practices, thus creating trust, and not creating consumer suspicion.
Milan Farms has been established for two thousand fifteen, gaining its trademark in two thousand sixteen. Milan Farm currently has three farms that distribute eggs to west coast states such as Colorado, however, Milan Farm’s Saffron are distributed worldwide. Furthermore, Milan Farms don’t only be transparent with consumers, Milan Farms also use innovation to grow Saffron as shown by using salinity test to reduce crop failure during dry seasons, and innovating in aquaponics. Recently, Milan Farms have expanded their produce, and now create and distribute mints.
Sahm Adrangi is the establisher of Kerrisdale Capital Management in 2009. Before he was an investment analyst at the Longacre Fund Management, a private company that manages over $1.2 million of assets. His responsibility was to research and analyses both equity and credit funds. He graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts and Economics. Sahmm Adrangi has a history of exposing fraudulent companies like St Joe, Kodak and the China-Biotics.
Sahm Adrangi recently exposed the QuinStreet, which is an ad tech company that acts as an intermediary between the niche websites and the advertisers. The Kerrisdale Capital Management is a short share of the QuinStreet. The firm attracts clients who are doing their shopping, the QuinStreet welcomes the visitors and deliver their data to the advertisers and earns a fee. The eight-year history of the firm is that its stock was trading lesser than its IPO price.
The OuinStrret investors have realised that the firm is an old company that is unlikely to survive with the ever-changing online advertising. In the eight months, the QuinStreet Shares has increased drastically, fueled by the shallow market and their norm of decreasing their sales. The firm now conducts its business at the variety of 60x operating profit. A few of the investors understand how the firm runs with its business. According to Sahm Adrangi the company progressing revenue might be a Sham. The QuinStreet legitimacy is questionable since its proprietary sites cannot be found when searching for results and its technology based on click monetisation is simultaneously in favour of the competitors.
The claimed that QuinStreet sources are profitable for its clients for advertising. Despite the fact that it’s most significant source of traffic is the Insurancebranch.com that has been a fake site for the past few months. Which asks the users to click advertising links, Sahm Adrangi doesn’t see the legitimacy of the firm since the QuinStreet traffic is due to the domain names that are associated with fraud of paid survey. The firm affiliate programs and its source of traffic are what makes the firm be a sham. The firm Investment is high as it is one of the broadest Institutional Investors.
We short (misguided) innovation for a living, but shorting bitcoin or doubting cryptocurrencies is nutty. The mkt opportunity is massive https://t.co/Q4vsI9nuyf
Robert Deignan is the co-founder and CEO of ATS Digital Services, LLC. A leading firm in the digital industry. Before founding ATS Digital he was the vice president of Is3 Inc., another digital company in the U.S. Earlier, he had founded his own company known as Fanlink. With experience he had gathered from this company, he was now ready to lead ATS Digital Services. ATS Digital Services was started in 2011.
ATS Digital Services is a culmination of all the work Robert Deignan has accomplished in the technology industry. With ATS, he has created a company that can resolve almost every possible solution to needs of the tech industry. Deignan is taking advantage of the technology revolution that is sweeping across the world. As technology grows, demand for customer support keeps on going up. He has now created a company which will be ready to help customers with almost every technical problem. From software to hardware problems, ATS Digital services is that firm that will have solutions for all problems. The company is simply a one-stop shop that can address all the needs of the people.
With the experience he had in the industry, he was able to create a company that will address the needs of the customers in the right manner. He was also able to employ a team of employees who he feels can carry out his dream of proving great services delivery.
ATS Digital Services has the right personnel who they will dispatch to do all the technical work. The services provided by the company are just a call away. Anytime you encounter a problem; you will find a solution by just calling them. They can offer remote services, or they can send an expert if the matter to be addressed is technical.
With the growth of the internet of things, almost every aspect of life will be affected by technology. The number of gadget that will be connecting to the internet will be billions. With such developments, the role of ATS Digital Services will still be needed. Robert Deignan has created a firm that he knows very well will grow rapidly as people look for solutions to the problems posed by new technology.
The incipient part in the career of Louis Chenevert is filled with lots of obstacles, changes, exhaustive corporate hurdles and untoward workplace dynamics that if it weren’t for his strong resolve, would’ve caused him to crack.
His role as the Former Chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corporation is one of the most difficult roles he played in his career, and the good thing right now is that he is able to withstand it all and create new opportunities for others to follow his path, learn from his trials and offer the same kind of dedication for a company that withstands changes.
Surrounding Yourself With Winners
There are many factors that contribute to theimprovement of one’s leadership, and one of the big ways to do that is to make sure one is surrounded by winners. Many experts right now would say that when you surround yourself with the right leaders, and with people who know your vision and follow it, you imbibe the same energy, use that for your own management and improve the operations of your company simply by getting the psychological attitudes of the leaders that surround you. In the case with Louis Chenevert, his leadership at the United Technologies Corporation as CEO in April 2008and Chairman in January 2010, he had to surround himself with executives from other companies in order to get their ideas and use them for his growth.
It might be safe to say here that the role of Louis Chenevert in the company has not been that easy to implement. However, he has already been trained in many aspects of running a business through his work at General Motors as its General Manager. He was also the President at Pratt and Whitney, and the training he got from such roles are instrumental in making sure that he knows how to run a large-scale company such as United Tech.
The formal educaiton of Louis Chenevert is also at the Universite de Montreal, majoring in Bachelor of Commerce and his formal education in that department has been outstanding in giving him the theoretical aspects of running a business
Adam Milstein has been mentioned in numerous lists about the impact of his philanthropy in the Jewish communities of the US, and he’s an author for several blogs on the Jerusalem Post and HuffPost among others. He published an article about how far his organization, the Israeli-American Council has come since its establishment and how they’ve changed perspectives in both Jewish America and Israel. He mentioned a young woman who had moved to the US back in the 1980s and when she returned home to Israel, she felt rejected by those in her home city. What Adam Milstein is doing through the Israeli-American Council is providing opportunities for Israelis living in the US to be involved in cultural and pro-Israel activities, and he’s been a spokesperson to organizations back in Israel to help them understand what’s been happening in the US. Today, Israelis back in the homeland have a much more favorable view of their brethren across the sea.
Adam Milstein himself has gone from the homeland of Israel to the US, and he’s a former soldier who fought in Ariel Sharon’s battalion during the Yom Kippur War. He moved to the US after completing a bachelor’s degree in business and economics at the Israeli Institute of Technology and then received a master’s degree from USC. He decided to go into real estate as a broker first, and after making enough money he became cofounder of Hager Pacific Properties which owns some of the US’s top commercial and luxury residential units.
Adam Milstein says philanthropy is part of how he organizes his daily routine, but he also uses it as a tool to reach out to other Jews for both political and social activism. The three keys he’s listed that drive the Milstein Family Foundation are active philanthropy that means he’s out there being physically involved with every activist group, path life impact which dictates age groups his foundation works with, and philanthropic synergy that is relationships formed between educational and religious leaders in the Jewish community. Milstein and his wife Gila have also made learning Hebrew personal and put out a guide for Jewish families through Sifriyat Pijama B’America.