When Otto Kolschowsky a German immigrant in the US opened a small butcher shop in Oak Park Chicago, he did not know that it would grow into a multinational food processing plant. By the time the First World War was ending, he had expanded into supplying meat in wholesale. This small shop in 1909 was the genesis of OSI Group. In 1928, it was rebranded into Otto & Sons but continued to run as a family business till after the Second World War when the economy started to expand rapidly.
It was at this point that Ray Kroc opened through a franchise agreement from Richard and Maurice McDonald the first McDonald’s restaurant in 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois. Before opening the restaurant, Kroc had first met with Arthur and Harry, Otto Kolschowsy’s sons and entered into an agreement that they would be supplying ground beef to the restaurant. Within a few years, Ray Kroc bought out the McDonald’s and became its Chief Executive Officer. Supplying its ever-expanding outlets became Otto & Son’s primary objective.
In the late 1960s, freezing food with liquid nitrogen was invented. This invention made the work of Otto & Sons a lot easier and affordable as they could be able to transport their products for long distances without going bad. This was necessary because McDonald’s was widening and its suppliers were under pressure to supply fresh and consistent products to the far-off restaurants. McDonald’s consolidated its supply chain, and Otto & Sons became one of the four suppliers.
In 1973, Otto & Sons opened its first freezing plant in Illinois for producing products for McDonald’s as well as the local market. In 1975, Otto & Sons rebranded into OSI Group due to its rapid expansion and to recognize its core business. The next few years saw OSI Group expand and opened its first plant outside Chicago to match McDonald’s expansion. As OSI Group entered the international market, Sheldon Lavin who had joined it earlier as a partner became its chairman and CEO in the early 1980’s.
Over the years, OSI group has become one of the largest food providers in the world. OSI has also diversified into other non-meat products and has operations in over 17 countries. This expansion has been enabled by its investment in research and development to help in the development of new and better products. Research and development also make sure that OSI’s products are safe and of high quality.
Entrepreneurs always work hard to realize their investment goals. In Brazil, many accomplished entrepreneurs have accomplished big projects that promote the economy of the beautiful country. Roberto Santiago is one of the accomplished businessmen who has impacted the lives of the residents as well as business players. He is the owner of a top-class shopping mall called Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall. The mall is located in Joao Pessoa city and brought a new experience of shopping and entertainment in the city.
As his home city, Roberto Santiago always wanted to do big projects to impact the lives of residents. He received higher education at the University Center of Joao Pessoa on business administration. Afterward, he began his career at a manufacturing company where he worked for some time and left. He left the company to start his own company that specialized in selling cardboard-made cartons. As the leader of the company, the company made huge profits and grew significantly. With business administration knowledge, Santiago wanted to diversify his investments. With the desire to get to great heights, he ventured into the real estate business in 1987.
As a determined entrepreneur with a vision, he bought a massive piece of land in Joao Pessoa with the aim of developing a world-class shopping mall. He put everything in order, and the construction of the mall began. After several years the construction was done. Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall is the name of the shopping complex. This shopping complex has a theater, restaurants, a college, a gym, a gaming area, financial institutions and many shopping stores. On top of that, it has a parking space that holds around 3000 cars.
Roberto Santiago made sure that the mall provided top quality entertainment services. For that reason, he made sure the shopping complex had a top class hall; Domus Hall, for events like weddings, graduations, conferences and exhibition ceremonies. The hall has a capacity of four thousand sitting individuals, but can hold around ten thousand standing persons. The hall is fitted with high-quality sound systems, air conditioners, and soundproofed walls. Manaira Shopping Mall is the best places for entertainment and shopping in Joao Pessoa and surrounding areas.
Roberto Santiago didn’t stop there when it came to investments. He set up another great shopping mall by the name Mangeira. The mall is no different from Manaira Shopping Mall as they are both diverse and have significant business impacts. Both malls are providing employment and business opportunities to residents of Joao Pessoa and surrounding areas. Services and goods are highly affordable at the malls. This ensures city residents enjoy the new shopping and entertainment experience thanks to Roberto Santiago.
Last March 2018, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi had to step down from his position as the 4th president of Bradesco Bank. Octavio de Lazari Junior will replace the former executive of the financial institution. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi rose to fame after he was chosen by the board of directors at Bradesco Bank to serve as the next president after the former president retired due to old age. When he was promoted to the position as the president of the company in 2009, he rallied for several reforms within the company.
Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi started working at Bradesco Bank when he was only 17 years old. He was assigned to become a bank clerk, and with more than 40 years of experience working for the company, he realized that something must be done to ensure that the employees are treated fairly. He looked into the employee’s benefits and promised that he would do everything to promote welfare among the employees of the company.
Another incident that made him popular among his colleagues would be his approach when it comes to the condition of the company. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is making sure that they are not trailing far behind their competitors, developing creative ways on how the company could become the leading bank in the country once again. In 2009, the merger of their closest rivals – Unibanco and Banco Itau – removed Bradesco Bank from the pedestal as the largest and leading bank in the country. It is now in the hands of Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi how he could bring the company back to its former glory.
Some of the actions that he considered were the purchase of HSBC Brazil. Bradesco Bank purchased the Brazilian arm of HSBC for $5.2 billion. The acquisition was controversial because of its excessive price, but it soon became apparent that the merger would yield more benefits to Bradesco Bank. After the transaction, their stock price skyrocketed, and it brought back many investors according to folha.uol.com.br. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi felt a sigh of relief after he saw that his decision turned out to be favorable for the company.
After the acquisition of HSBC Brazil, Bradesco Bank continued to purchase smaller banks in the country’s remote regions, hoping to place the local financial institutions under their control and to increase the number of investors that they have. Now that Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is retiring from his position, he is hoping that his successor would continue his legacy.
There is exciting news in the world of healthcare. That being that both Amazon and CVS have made some recent business moves that make them all the more customer-friendly and innovative.
Drew Madden has been tracking these developments. Given that he is a healthcare information technology entrepreneur, this should come as little surprise. He has essentially dedicated his whole life to studying what goes on in the healthcare sector in the United States. He always wants to keep his finger on the pulse of that particular market because it is so critical to the ways in which we all live and work.
Amazon made big news recently when they started to apply for licenses to sell pharmaceutical products across states lines. They applied for licenses in a variety of states, but it is not quite clear yet if they plan to truly go about selling those products. Amazon does like to test the waters with a number of different business opportunities. They very well could have done this just to see what the reaction would be from major industry players already in the market.
Prior to that announcement even being made, CVS had already taken steps to help diversify its holdings and make itself a bigger player in healthcare. They decided that a purchase of Aetna would help them have a more broad offering to customers. This would allow them to offer the very healthcare insurance that customers would later use to purchase their prescriptions from CVS in the first place.
Both of these business choices have real implications in the real world. To a lot of people they are actually very exciting developments. After all, it is hard to imagine what life will be like once we have the likes of Amazon and CVS both working towards making getting our prescriptions just a little easier. One is an industry leader that we already know and love, and the other is one of the most beloved companies in the world to begin with. It is hard to see how any of this ends up for the worse for those of us who use the healthcare services that they provide.
Daniel Taub has studied at University College, Oxford in London and at Harvard University. His life has been a great journey from serving in the Israel Defense Forces to his stint as speechwriter for President Chaim Herzog.
Daniel Taub has been a part of Israel’s legal and political arena for over two decades. He has been a member of the Israeli Foreign Ministry since 1991.
The series takes religious ideology and shows different perspectives, which may change how stereotypes are conceived and in fact remove them.
He really wants to show that Israeli lifestyle is no different than any other cultural lifestyle. By doing this Daniel Taub hopes to breakdown stereotypes and the cultural barriers that exist today. Read more: Daniel Taub | Wikipedia andDaniel Taub| Behance
In addition to his work to change peoples views on Israeli life, he also continues his political and legal skills by speaking publicly on these topics. He has a background in intellectual property law and negotiation theism.
He is also a prolific writer of international law theory. But he prides himself mostly on his diplomacy skills and religious works through the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
The years that the Madison street capital has been in the industry has enabled it to have a remarkable reputation. The most significant pride that the Madison Street Capital has is that it has the most considerable knowledge in the financial industry and more so corporate finance. Based on its area of expertise the company has been delivering the services to its clients to ensure that all are satisfied by the services since it values the interests of its customers.
In building its reputation globally, the Madison Street Capital company has other offices besides Chicago in Oregon, Ghana, and India. The management or rather executives of the company provides a timely report of the transactions integrating comprehensive analytic skills to ensure that every operation is conducted appropriately. This makes the clients of the Madison Street Capital have high confidence with the firm since they know the right company handles their assets.
Moreover, the Madison Street Capital is recognized in advisory services, and it offered financial advice to the DCG Software Value Company that is leading in the software analytics. DCG Software Value is famous in the provision of services related to software such as project support, value management, and software estimation services. The DCG merges with Spitfire Group, and they all appreciate the services and contribution of the Madison Street Capital company since they worked hard to see the two companies accomplishing their deals successful of which was a great achievement.
Also, the Madison Street Capital firm has some awards of honor that it has earned. Most of the awards that the firm has received are as a result of the track record that it has left and achievements in various sectors of the projects undertaken. Also, the firm advised the WLR Automotive Group on a transaction of $13.2 million based on the leaseback and sales. The advice made the WLR Automotive Group generate a lot of cash that is used in making other investments in the market; moreover, the company has other 17 outlets, and it was grateful for the deal with the Madison Street Capital.
Moving from the oil and gas industry to the food services industry would have been enough for most entrepreneurs but Hussain Sajwani has continued to develop his career for the future by moving into many different sectors.
Hussain Sajwani has always seen the opportunity to develop for the future and continued this career development by seeking to find a position in the hotel industry in the mid-1990s when he identified a growing trend for tourists from the former Soviet Union making their way to the Middle East; over the course of his career as a hotelier, Hussain Sajwani developed a chain of mid-range hotels which became a success amid the surge of tourism following the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The luxury real estate sector was the last and latest sector Hussain Sajwani has so far explored and has seen him develop a career including his own invitation to the Davos meeting of the world’s most important business and political leaders.
Connelly was a well-educated republican who had traveled to the U.S. to build his career as a union organizer but it was Jim Larkin who captured the imagination of the public with his own brand of emotional and powerful rhetoric delivered to workers about their human rights.
The NDLU asked Larkin to divide his time between the docks of Belfast and Dublin where less than 10 percent of the workforce were members of the union; by 1908, Larkin had seen the need for more wide-ranging union representation and created the Irish Transport and General Workers Union aimed at including tram workers in the union in the future.
The return of Connelly from the U.S. in 1910 gave Larkin’s own career fresh impetus and led to the pair establishing the Irish Labour Party in 1912 with the aim of providing political representation for the working-classes.
Although he is often portrayed as a man unhappy with the advancement of others in the Irish Labour Party or the ITGWU, Larkin was deeply affected when news reached him in the U.S. of the death by British Firing Squad of James Connelly following the Easter Rising of 1916.
By the time of the Easter Rising, Larkin had been forced out of Dublin by a group of 400 industrialists and business owners who used the newspapers of the time to fight against the rise of Larkin as a political leader in 2013.
I recently came across an interesting article on Inspirely.com (which is an amazing website for anyone looking to be inspired). It was a Question and Answer style article with the founder of ultra-chic beauty brand, Lime Crime. The founder is Doe Deere, who is as unique as the makeup she creates. She can frequently be seen with her signature ever-changing hair color. Her hair is typically a bright shade of blue, orange, pink or purple. As a side note, she has now made these brightly shades that she is known for available on the Lime Crime website and they are completely vegan and never tested on animals.
The article discussed everything from the history of Lime Crime to her advice for others wishing to start their own business. She talked about how she first got involved in the business of making her own makeup. She started simply because she was unable to find the bright shades she wanted in the level of quality that she desired. She soon learned that there was a large group of women throughout the world looking for those same shades. It was a period of time where nude of very light makeup was popular. Doe Deere has always used her makeup to stand out and to express herself. To her, makeup is more of an art form and she wanted her business to have that same feel.
She definitely succeeded. Everything about Lime Crime feels mystical and magical. She somehow managed to bring amazing quality to her products while keeping a very fun and almost child-like style. For example, Lime Crime recently released a glorious line of eyeshadows that are styled in brightly-colored plastic shell cases that are designed to look nearly identical to the ‘90s craze toy, the Polly Pocket. This isn’t out of the ordinary for Lime Crime and Doe Deere. The company likes to keep creativity in whatever it does and isn’t afraid to stand out in a crowd. In fact, the mascot for Lime Crime is a unicorn due to the fact that Doe Deere has always believed that makeup can make anyone stand out in a crowd of the ordinary – similar to plain horses – and feel like a gorgeous and magical unicorn. Fans gave her the adorable nickname of Queen of the Unicorn.
When she started making makeup products for herself, she realized that it was her life calling. She has always believed in following your life calling and blocking out fears that may keep you from achieving your goals. She started simply selling her products on an eBay store and the sales volume quickly grew to the level that she started an e-commerce website to sell Lime Crime makeup. She did short video tutorials the showcased her tips and tricks to build a following. Today, Lime Crime does millions of dollars in sales each year and has become what is known as a boutique line of makeup. The people who use Lime Crime typically come back again and again, as well as refer friends and acquaintances.
Bob Reina is someone that knows what it means to be special. It is something he carries with him all of the time, and it is something that means a great deal to him as a human being. It is not something he is arrogant or cocky about at all. He likes to remain humble, down to earth, and he likes to be there for people. He wants to be a man of the people, and he has done that on a consistent basis. He has never backed down from a challenge, and he has never shied away from the chance to be great. After all, when someone used to work in law enforcement, they were putting their lives on the line all of the time.
Now, he wants people to test themselves and really challenge what they can do as human beings. He knows they are capable of a lot more than what they are showing. They have settled for far too long in life, and they have not really pushed things to the limit. In Bob Reina’s mind, that is the best way to get results. You have to see what is inside of you, what you can do, and what you are capable of each and every single day you are alive on this earth. It is a truly a gift, and it is not a gift that Bob Reina takes for granted. It is a gift he cherishes and it is a gift he holds near and dear to his heart.
It is why Talk Fusion wins awards. In 2016, as a matter of fact, they won two awards, one of them being the 2016 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. Bob Reina believes in the power of solutions and how they can transform people’s lives. When they look at solutions, they are not focused on the problem. Too often in life, people are focused on the problem and they don’t think there is a solution. The solution is out there in the form of Talk Fusion, the all-in-one video communications provider. It comes with everything that one could need to get the best out of their video product when it’s all said and done. Video is truly how people are communicating, and it is how they are getting their brand out there and it is how they are getting in the public eye. Learn more: https://medium.com/@bobreinatalkfusion/have-you-given-up-on-your-dreams-b2c37849845a
It is a truly wonderful feeling when people see that what they have done is really growing and people are responding to it. It is why they have created the product in the first place. They wanted to create something that was going to alter the course of their life and other people’s lives as well. Everyone wins in that situation.