Alastair Borthwick was born on 17th February 1913 at Rutherglen but was raised in Troon and thereafter moved to Glasgow. He was a husband to Ann Corbett. It was in Glasgow that he attended Glasgow high school and became a member of Officer Training Corps. When he attained the age of sixteen, he left school to become a copytaker in the Evening Times. Later on, he became part of the Glasgow Weekly Herald which was by then a small newspaper where he worked with five other staff members. Alastair Borthwick was a writer and wrote many topics among which were put in the front page of the newspaper.
These topics were about women and children. He had the responsibility of compiling crosswords in the newspaper. He wrote Herald’s “Open Air ” page where he came to discover rock climbing which by then was considered to be an activity done by the rich. “Open Air” came about when outdoor recreation was growing. He wrote about subcultures where poor but resourceful people were seen hitchhiking at the North. This became the main topic discussed in his “Open Air” columns. Later in the year 1939, Alastair Borthwick published a book with he gave the title “Always a Little Further.”
One of the things he talked about in his book was social change. He used humor in writing his book and later on it became a classic book which is read to date. Borthwick got an opportunity to be in the British army during World War II. It was here that he worked very hard and was first given the lance corporal rank. He was then made captain and thereafter a Substantive Lieutenant in the army. One of Alastair Borthwick biggest achievements was when he led a battalion of soldiers without any directions. He relied on his sense of direction.
They invaded the Germans at night and managed to defeat them. During the war, Alastair Borthwick (@alastairborthwickauthor) gained inspiration to write his second book “Sans Peur”. It contained a history about the regimes during World War II. Later on, he decided to be a television and radio broadcaster. He settled on a farm in the village at Barr. He thereafter succumbed to death in 2003.
Blockchain technology is becoming the main discussion in the business world. It is moving past the usual cryptocurrencies into governments and companies. Business professionals are trialing the emerging variables of this technology and using it to develop their businesses. In an article by Banyan Hill Publishing, Paul Mampilly writes about the emerging trends of blockchain technology and its use in preventing identity theft. He started this discussion with a real-life story of how long it takes for an individual to receive a driver’s license. According to Mampilly, when renewing his license, he spent more than ten hours waiting in line. Paul Mampilly reiterated the fact that people had to wait for hours before the office opens.
To drive his point home, Mampilly writes that the renewal process of the driver’s license also involves as an individual is supposed to produce many documents including a passport and a Social Security Card. Currently, people must produce approximately three formal documents besides proof of an actual mailing address. With that said, those who have lost vital identification documents find it difficult to replace since it takes a lot of effort and time. Aside from that, replacement can be relatively expensive. Paul Mampilly, therefore, proposes the use of blockchain security.
One year ago, Mampilly said that he would be excited to get a microchip as this would make life easier. He added that he would gladly ditch sensitive documents and use the microchip. As he pointed out, blockchain technology can eliminate the use of these documents in the current generation. Nevertheless, most people do not understand how this technology works. Paul Mampilly says that it is a secure digital ledger that often backs cryptocurrencies.
Blockchain is an electronic system that stores a record of date. Every important collection of data fits in a block. Multiple blocks are then composed to create a chain. Data must be accurate, and correct to fit in a chain. The blockchain is safe since the data is copied to a different location. Therefore, if someone tried to store erroneous information, it would be easy to detect.
Paul Mampilly is a data analyst and senior editor at Banyan Hill Publishing. Following vast experience in the industry, he founded a newsletter called Profits Unlimited. It guides investors in analyzing high-risk stocks.
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is the present chairman and founder of the CAOA distributor and automotive assembly. Dr. Carlos started his automotive career sector in the year 1979 and obtained a Landau Ford at the dealership, Ford Campina Grande. The dealership was bankrupt before it was handed over to Dr. Carlos. To date, CAOA Company has become the gigantic dealer of Ford in Latin America.
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade founded the CAOA Company which is an automotive Company in Brazil. The company manufactures Subaru, Ford, and Hyundai car models. It has gone the extra mile to import Subaru and Hyundai vehicles the operation which was started in the year 1990. Besides, CAOA Company manufactures Tucson IX35, Tucson SUVs, and HD80 factory trucks in its assembly which are located in Annapolis. CAOA has done tremendously well by selling more than one million cars in the market of Brazil alone.
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is intelligent, creative and capable of foreseeing great business opportunity like he did when he established the CAOA Company. He mainly focuses more on marketing, distribution, and enhances a comfortable network of selling the products. Dr. Carlos works under the leadership of delegation, profession, and integrity in his Company. To ensure the firm remains vibrant in the marketing economy, the leadership led by Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade employs the principle of permission marketing.
CAOA Company, a manufacturer and importer of Hyundai, was inaugurated officially in 2007 in South America. After its launch, the company was projected to produce $600 million in the industry of Annapolis. The industry that carries all the activities of the automobile has the highest quality standards which are automated in a dignified way. The organization is now operating in various parts of Brazil and has been accredited to be the largest in the country.
Besides, CAOA Corporation has created several employment opportunities and reduced the rate of poverty in Brazil. Within the first year of its operation, it was able to increase the in per capita income multiple times. The Company treasures and values its customers whereby clients are rewarded with 24/7 customer care, respect, and care. Dr. Carlos always emphasizes healthy customer relationship to win maximum referrals.
As the new CEO of Papa Johns Steve Ritchie knows that he has his work cut out for him. He has come into the role of CEO at a time where the competition from other pizza franchises are fierce, and he is well aware that customer relationships are a big priority. This awareness is what has allowed him to take some action that can help Papa Johns gain momentum with consumers again.
What Steve Ritchie may have noticed early with Papa Johns is that the relationships with customers is something that builds from the inside out. It impossible to effectively reach the customers without first having an internal relationship of unity inside of Papa Johns. This is why he took time to reach out to the workers inside of this franchise. As per crunchbase.com, he knew that this connection to store managers would be the thing that would allow him to bridge the gap between customers and employees.
Ritchie also realized that there was a need to do something different. It is true that the Papa Johns name has been around for a long time, but a new CEO is a huge step. It is difficult to step into a role like this without acknowledging all the spotlights that are on the Papa Johns brand. This is why Steve Ritchie made a decision not to hide. He wanted to be much more vocal about how he could transition into this role as someone that wanted to listen to employees and customers. He realized that in order to effectively lead Papa Johns into a profitable year he would have to resurrect the brand.
There would be a need to restructure the entire company after all that has been happening with Papa Johns. Steve Ritchie Papa John’s did not turn a blind eye on the criticism that came his way. Instead, he used this constructive criticism of the brand to re-brand and rebuild this pizza franchise. He realizes that this is a long road ahead, but he also knows that there are loyal fans that are looking for this new Papa Johns rebuilding platform because they love this pizza. Know more about Ritchie by viewing his executive profile here.
Former American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is a man who is doing it all. Just a few short years ago, he was labled “The hardest working man in Hollywood.” He attained that title due to the fact that his face and name was popping up literally everywhere.
In an interview with GQ, Seacrest discussed his career and how he manages to do it all.
When asked how many jobs he has, the producer admitted that he didn’t even know himself. During his stint on American Idol, he managed to secure a number of radio jobs, including taking over America’s Top 40 for Casey Kasem. He also hosts the red carpet for “E” network and even runs his own production company. His clothing line launched in 2017.
Seacrest says he is able to manage all of his duties because he has a lot of discipline. “You have to be fast, yet efficient,” said Seacrest. He says having a great staff is a huge help. They keep him updated on everything he needs to know.
The TV host says his day starts at about 5:00 a.m. He drinks a cup of coffee or tea then heads out the door. Ryan Seacrest says he used to have trouble getting in his daily workouts. Now it’s a priority. “I can usually get one in between 10:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m.”
He admits he doesn’t have much patience. This is one of the biggest reasons why he manages to get things done. “I don’t need much to get me motivated. When the lights come on, I’m usually ready.”
Seacrest says his biggest break was getting a radio gig as a 16 year old in Atlanta. According to the radio show host, he had great mentors who helped him springboard into success. He dropped out of the University of Georgia to pursue a radio career in California.
“I thought, if I’m not able to support myself within a year, I’ll move back home and continue school.”
Hussain Sajwani is a co-founder of the DAMAC foundation that is a joint venture between him and a bunch of business partners. The foundation has in the recent past been instrumental in financing Coding and computer literacy in the Middle East. Top on the list of the philanthropic activities that Hussain Sajwani has participated include the One Million Arab Coders Initiative. This noble course was launched by the UAE vice president His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in a bid to provide some free training in programming to over one million young Arabs. The move has been aimed at increasing computer literacy in the Arab world.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in his address during the launch of the initiative noted that Hussain Sajwani was doing his country proud by ensuring that the Arab world had a bright future ahead with such programs in place. He also noted that the nation was very grateful in that the private sector was working tirelessly hard to build a visioned development agenda for the UAE.
On his part, Hussain, Damac Owner asserted that by supporting the one million Arab Coders Initiative, the youngsters had a chance to build stronger economies in future. He also appreciated the fact that the leadership of the nation led by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid also played a role in making the agenda more successful. He also noted that his company DAMAC would be among the key companies to engage the new programmers and employ some too.
According to akhbarak.net, the One Million Arab Coders program forms part of the wider MBRGI initiatives that is dedicated to ensuring the spread of knowledge and education. This move is aimed at contributing immensely to a renaissance in UAE and the wider Arab nation. This initiative is also managed jointly by the Dubai Future Foundation. Arab students and trainers continue to enjoy free education in coding and are likely to be the next face of technology in the Arab world.
Hussain Sajwani is one business mogul that takes things one at a time. Before you know it, he has taken over a whole territory. Even though he is never in a hurry, he cannot be termed slow. He must have learnt this from his humble background. His father was of the middle class in Dubai, but that could not stop young Hussain dreaming of University education in the United States. He saw himself an owner of a group of companies while only a teenage boy. He was thinking far ahead of his peers. Little wonder, his success today can be described as phenomenal. Hussain eventually graduated from the prestigious University of Washington in 1981 with a bachelor degree in Economics and Industrial Engineering.
While many of his colleagues where strategizing how they will be moving from one big paying job to the other, Hussain Sajwani was preparing the blue-print of his business empire. He spent few years with a subsidiary firm to Abu Dhabi National Oil before commencing a catering firm, the first of his companies. He started small but kept increasing. Within some years, he was up there with the elites of the industry. His catering firm now serves nothing less than 150,000 meals daily. The company also has hundreds of projects executed daily across the globe, not just in the Middle East alone.
Today, according to the National, the Hussain Sajwani family has grown to the status of owning a number of companies including the likes of DAMAC Properties, Al Jazeira, Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles, Al Amana Building Materials and DICO Investments. Many people prefer calling Hussain Sajwani the DAMAC owner for different but obvious reasons. DAMAC Properties owns and operates many first class hotels around the world particularly in Dubai and many key cities in the Middle East. The company is also a construction firm with many completed projects in virtually all continents. For instance, a couple of Donald Trump’s golf courses were developed by DAMAC in 2013. Trump and Hussain Sajwani have since then maintained a good relationship, so it was no surprise when Trump called him a very good fellow while addressing an audience after he was declared winner of the US presidential election.
Even though Hussain Sajwani is among the wealthiest today, he still cares for the poor. At the moment, he runs a number of charity foundations that constantly come to the aid of the needy. Just of recent, he gave out AED two million to provide cloths for underprivileged children.
Talos Energy is an independent oil and gas company that is full of strong leadership, guiding principles, and plenty of assets. An independent energy company has the ability to remain agile and to make quick decisions based on real-time data. This is only effective, however, when the company’s leadership is knowledgeable and has the right experience to make the correct choices.Talos Energy is headed up by one of its co-founders Tim Duncan who has been seen as an oil man with a natural talent for working in the oil industry. He attended Mississippi State University where he studied petroleum engineering and was named a Distinguished Fellow of the College of Engineering in 2012. He decided to finish off his education by taking part in the Bauer Executive Program at the University of Houston where he earned his MBA.
Before working with Talos Energy, he served the Phoenix Exploration Company as its Senior Vice President of Business Development and helped to grow the company by twofold. Stephen Heitzman serves Talos Energy as its executive vice president and chief operating officer and looks over the day-to-day operations of the company. He has worked in the energy industry for more than 40 years, and he earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering while studying at Texas Tech University. John A. Parker is also a co-founder of Talos Energy, and he is the company’s executive vice president of exploration.
He received a Master of Science in earth science while attending the University of New Orleans and also studied at Louisiana State University. He started out working with Shell Oil Company as an exploration geologist and has helped former companies to discover many valuable assets. The team at Talos Energy has many years of experience in the operations, marketing, and asset acquisition aspects of the energy business. The combined talents of all of its executive members and other team members has made it the success it is today. The company is continuing to push forward and discover new valuable assets, which will surely improve its value and expects to improve all of its operations over the following years.
There’s no doubt Ryan Seacrest is a very, very busy man. Since moving to New York, he is working on getting adjusted to the city since heading out of Los Angeles to appear as the host on live with Kelly Ripa. If that isn’t enough, he also hosts his nationally syndicated radio show and maintains is producing responsibilities with the popular T.V series keeping up with the Kardashians.
According to GQ, his morning routine is waking up around 6 a.m. and getting ready rather quickly. What this means is that he only has time for a quick shower and shave then applying moisturizer on his face. Ryan finds himself checking New York forecast often as he is still trying to get used to the weather. When he heads out, he wears what he likes to call his uniform. This involves sweats, a hoodie, a basic t-shirt with some Uggs. He does share that he was told he was wearing his Uggs way too early in the month of May.
Once he runs out the door, he heads downstairs to get a Matcha tea and a coffee. He says it sets the tone for his body because it has great ingredients. One thing is for sure, Ryan Seacrest keeps up with his fitness. He shares that when he was in his late thirties, he felt guilty about working out during business hours. He also adds that when his morning show Live with Kelly and Ryan taped in the Bahamas, he had a trainer in tow to keep him on his routine.
Another thing he’ll do in the morning is take in all of the nightly news and watch some T.V. With living on the upper east side of New York, he has to take a car every morning so he can read during the ride.
Ryan Seacrest lives an impressive life that one can only admire and be envious of. However, he keeps his various jobs running smooth and credits his team for their great work. He adds with all of his work that he does many people think it’s fairly easy, when in fact it’s the opposite.
Hussain Sajwani’s father was an entrepreneur and owned a shop that would sell shirts, watches, Parker pens, and import goods from China. Hussain was among the first few students privileged to obtain a government scholarship to study in the United States. His relentless efforts at the University of Washington earned him a degree in Economics and Industrial Engineering. Mr. Hussain Sajwani began his career in 1981 as a finance professional in Abu Dhabi Gas Industries. Over time, he launched a catering venture that targeted Bechtel and the U.S. military. His catering venture currently operates as Global Logistics Services.
Hussain Sajwani established DAMAC Properties, one of the Middle East’s top real estate agencies in 2002. Under the leadership of Mr. Sajwani, the company has developed approximately 19,000 apartments since its launch in 2002, and currently has more than 44,000 units under construction. Its shares started to trade on the Dubai Financial Market in 2015. Some of DAMAC Properties’ projects include luxury villas, paramount resorts and hotels, and golf courses. Gulf Business named Hussain Sajwani as one of the top 100 most influential investors from the Middle East.
Sajwani lives in Dubai with his wife and four children. One of his sons, Ali Sajwani, went to the Boston-based North Eastern University where he graduated with a degree in Economics. He currently serves as DAMAC Group’s general manager and the Arabian Business Achievement Award named him as one of the Future Stars in the Middle East in 2017. Hussain Sajwani sponsored the launch of DAMAC Foundation, a One Million Arab Coders Initiative, which specializes in the delivery of free software development training programs to youths in the Middle East.