A Business Visionary

In today’s business world, it takes a special kind of person to achieve success. Not only does it take courage to become an entrepreneur, but also a willingness to step out of one’s comfort zone while trying new ideas. This describes Brad Reifler, who CrunchBase says for over thirty years has been an American success story as one of the most well-respected and admired entrepreneurs the business world has ever seen. When it comes to incredible business success, experts from Wall Street to Washington are in agreement that Brad Reifler is a business visionary for the ages. The boards that list him as a member on Bloomberg, really speak for themselves. Not to mention the amazing home that he’s currently selling.

Having founded Reifler Trading Company in the early 1980s, Brad decided from the outset of his entrepreneurial career that he would not be afraid to think outside of the box and take numerous chances in his business ventures. However, while that may sound like a reckless plan, Brad always planned every move very carefully. For example, with RTC he was able to build on his interest in institutional research and global advisory services to build RTC into a true powerhouse within the futures industry. In fact, Brad was so successful in this initial venture that RTC was billed as one of the fastest-growing businesses in the futures sector. Because of this success, when Brad sold the company in 2000 to Refco, Inc. it helped turn Refco into the world’s foremost futures trading company.

Never a person who has stood pat on his success, Brad has always been on the lookout for his next great entrepreneurial opportunity. After selling RTC, he then took the business world by storm by deciding to found Pali Capital. However, what made Pali special was Brad’s decision to use sales strategies that until then had never been utilized in this type of company. Focusing his efforts on derivative structures and credit analysis of hedge funds, he then took these strategies and incorporated them into his sales strategies. What happened next, based on the opinions of those in the industry, was nothing short of amazing. With his sales team in place and ready to put his ideas to the test, Brad’s company went on an unparalleled run of success over a 13-year period. By the time Brad ended his run as founder and CEO of Pali, he and his team had amassed over $1 billion in commission income. A figure thought to be impossible for any company to achieve, Brad proved it could be done by simply working hard and believing in one’s ideas.

As he continues to look for new challenges every day, Brad understands it is the willingness to take chances that sets his companies apart from so many others. And in this respect, he truly is a business visionary.  On his Twitter you can really see what Brad is up to.

Joseph Bismark brings Spiritual Success to Business

 

Climbing the corporate ladder, getting the big house, driving the big cars, and receiving the big paychecks are all part of the dream of success. But is business success really all about getting things or is there something more? An article on Judy and Her Dog profiles powerful entrepreneur Joseph Bismark who believes that spiritual success at work leads to business success in the board room.

Living in a Spiritual Business

Joseph Bismark’s story is as amazing as his rise to the top of the corporate ladder. Joseph’s journey started at the tender age of nine in the mountains of the Philippines where he became a monk and lived a life of inner peace. His life as a monk in the ashram(monastery) lasted until the age of seventeen, but his spiritual path was just beginning. By 1998, Joseph Bismark went from monk to co-founder of the QI group of companies bringing spirituality to business and in 2008, he became managing director of the company.

His unlikely venture into the corporate world also led to co-founding the RHYTHM foundation which focuses on corporate social responsibility. His company culture of healthy living through wellness, organic plant foods and spiritual growth is shared by all his employees. His strong belief in everyone’s ability to be amazing extends well beyond his company and his mission is to help millions reach their full potential through such outlets as his Gems of Wisdom blog.

Throughout his extraordinary journey, Joseph Bismark has proven that business can be both spiritual and successful.