The companies Eucatex and Duratex will be going into the business from April this year. The president of Eucatex, Flavio Maluf, announced a note that informed the employees and the leaders of the Botucatu firm about the agreement. The terms of the new business opportunity include Eucatex giving the farm in Capao Bonito to Duratex who shall use it for producing raw material. It shall be located adjacent to the Duratex farm that is in Itapetinga. In return, Duratex shall manufacture a line of thin sheets of wood in Botucatu for Eucatex Company. This deal implies that Duratex shall be resuming its production services in the Itapetinga factory.
Flavio Maluf is confident that the business is good for the company. The estimated base of the deal is R $ 60 million. The Botucatu plant has 280 employees, and its annual production is approximately 200,000 m3 per year. By acquiring Duratex, the company shall increase the output of fiber sheets by 70%. The paint capacity and paper printing shall also be boosted by 30% and 40% respectively. See more on Wikipedia.
Flavio Maluf is a trained mechanical engineer and the business professional who has served in various capacities in Eucatex Company. His vast experience in Eucatex, mainly as the Chief Executive Officer means motivates his employees to have confidence in his work. In a letter addressed to his employees, Maluf emphasizes the need to engage in planning. He urges the workers to embrace the new deal because it will enable them to forecast the sales and maintenance as well as lower any losses. The President also asks the staff to remain open-minded and embrace the new opportunity because it shall allow the firm to diversify to other international platforms such as Brazil and abroad. Besides, more jobs shall be created at the new plant and many more regions in the markets that the company will manage to conduct their operations.
Although the business deal between Eucatex and Duratex is subject to approval by CADE (regulatory body), the workers need to remain patient and start embracing the predicted changes.
Executive President Maluf hopes that his employees will be cooperative and support the company in benefiting from this deal.
With so many things migrating into the virtual world, it is only necessary to address important issues in the society in the same platform to aid in the delivery of services to millions of people by just one click. In recent years the issue of mental health has been pushed out if the darkness with more and more people stepping out to accept and address this menace. Mental health has been one of the things associated with shame, embarrassment and most often than not hidden out of the societal eye did to ignorance and lack of the resources to curb it. Most of the time, people were not even aware they were suffering from mental health until the age of social media came. Now all one has to do is read a pop-up advert or a “how do you know you have mental illnesses” video or article to learn that you have mental health issues. It is true that most of this articles, blogs and vlogs are composed by people with close to no knowledge about the conditions and therefore not be used in medical evaluations or taken too seriously unless they are managed and developed by medical professionals like Talkspace. Check out Oren Frank interview on Youtube
Talkspace is a New York therapy online platform developed and established by Oren Frank with aim of making therapy affordable to a big number of people at an affordable price. The platform uses a network of professionals in the medical industry to provide consultation services to clients, develop long term treatment plans and diagnosis via the internet through Smartphone and the world wide web. With Oren Frank ad the co-founder and CEO of the platform, Talkspace is hoping to deliver psychotherapy services to billions of people worldwide. Oren Frank designed the business as a b2c company with an unlimited messaging capability for its users.
Hussain Sajwani who is the CEO of DAMAC was born in 1956 in Dubai. Sajwani was an all-rounded child who was good at both academics and co-curricular activities. His unique trait earned him a scholarship from the government so that he can attend Washington University. He graduated from Washington with a bachelor’s degree in engineering and economics. After school, he got a job at GASCO which is a gas company. While working at GASCO, he developed a liking for catering.
After a short while, he left GASCO and set up a small catering facility. His catering business, global logistics services, was located in downtown Dubai. He put so much effort and commitment into the market until it grew into an international market. The first significant deal the business had been when they landed Bechtel as their customer. Global Logistics Company increased to open up small hotels spread throughout the Middle East.
Since global business logistics had become a success, the DAMAC CEO joined the real estate industry. He would use the profits from his catering business to buy land. Unlike most people, Hussein Sajwani would buy land in the undeveloped parts of Dubai. Hussien did this because he could see opportunities that others don’t see. Years later Dubai decided to allow foreigners to own property in the country.
It was the starting point for DAMAC properties. Hussain, the CEO of DAMAC, has the simple idea that DAMAC would take part in the selling of property and then use the money to finance its constructions. The Marina Terrace which sold out in 40 days was the company’s first project.
The aggressiveness and creativity of the CEO of DAMAC have seen the company make collaborations with huge brands among them Ferrari and Versace. The company’s most recent prestigious project is the trump world golf course. It is a partnership with tiger woods to design the best golf course in UAE. Despite all this success, Hussain Sajwani is not yet done. He has now created DICO investments.
Most of us drink coffee to wake up and get moving rather than for actual health reasons. Imagine if your cup of coffee could fight serious illnesses and diseases, speed up your metabolism, or help with other common health problems. Bernardo Chua, founder, and CEO of Organo Gold claims that the products his company sells can enable people to be all around healthier individuals. He makes this claim because his company specializes in products that are infused with a special mushroom called the Ganoderma lucidum. This mushroom has been popular for hundreds of years as a medicinal herb. Mr. Chua was a little boy when his grandparents taught him about the mushroom and how it could treat a wide variety of health complications. Using this herb is a great way to boost someone’s immune system. View Bernardo Chua’s profile at LinkedIn
Bernardo Chua really got his career launched while working for Gano Excel. This company sold Ganoderma infused beverages, and they needed someone who understood the medical properties of Ganoderma lucidum in order to market their products. Mr. Chua fit very well in the company and worked his way up to becoming the President of the company’s branch in North America. He continued promoting Ganoderma products when he started Organo Gold in 2008. Part of his business strategy is education and helping people to learn about Ganoderma lucidum.
The products sold by Organo Gold can bring someone’s body in a healthier state. The herb helps the body produce oxygen more efficiently. Higher levels of oxygen enable the body to build a stronger immune system and make it easier for the body to fight disease. Ganoderma has been effective in managing diabetes and lowering blood pressure. The herb is also great for helping the body digest crucial nutrients and can speed up a persons’ metabolism in the process.
Talkspace and their CEO Oren Frank have just announced the addition of Neil Leibowitz onto the Talkspace company. Neil Leibowitz brings a plethora of experience to the company as he is the UnitedHealth senior medical director. The addition of Neil by Oren Frank only flames the speculation of Talks that the company will soon apply for IPO or Initial public offering in the coming year.
Oren Frank additionally commented on the incredible feet that talk space has accomplished this year, which is that Talkspace has now signed up their one-millionth user. Talkspace has been making waves around the country as the benefits of the service are publicly know more and more. The service which is available to everyone at an incredibly low price of $79 dollars per week is dramatically lower than the average therapy visit. The ability to stay at home and not have to publicly appear at a doctors office is another benefit that the public seems to enjoy. CEO Oren Frank states that the company is now generating tens of millions of dollars per year. Connect Oren Frank on Twitter.
The inclusion of Neil Leibowitz into the company also allows Talkspace physicians to legally prescribe medicines to their users. Of course, the company must follow proper federal and state laws which ensure safe and confidential protocol is followed. If any types of medicines are going to be banned is the initial question being asked and Neil Leibowitz has stated publicly that at the moment the company has no plans to ban any particular type.
Oren Frank’s decision to bring Neil Leibowitz into the team wasn’t merely for the allowance of prescribing medicine, but to have an active role in the business side of the company as well. Frank understands the expertise Neil brings as a former insurance executive and skill that will be incredibly useful in the future growth of the company as Talkspace gets ready to offer its service to employers across the country.
On December 2017, Shervin Pishevar handed in his letter of resignation from Sherpa capital. Since then, he maintained a twitter silence of around two months until he came back giving predictions concerning topics such as the US stock exchange market, bitcoin, immigration, Silicon Valley and Space-X.
What could be the meaning of Shervin Pishever’s tweets?
The tweet storm that went on for two days and had 50 messages started with Shervin Pishevar saying a financial storm was on its way and he would explain why. Here is a look at the predictions Pishevar tweeted on and the reasons he gave;
Markets will go down with 6000 points in a few months
Pishevar explained that bonds volatility would cause ripples across all markets, he accused Washington DC of slacking on decisions concerning major trade deals in the global market. According to him, the bond market would rally first by trying to carry the equities market, but this would fail too.
The crash of bitcoin was on his 23rd tweet
Shervin Pishevar predicted the death of the cheap money era. This would cause the spread of inflation, the crash of the stock market, and underemployment’s systematic deterioration into an economic crisis. The rise of gold would be witnessed, but bitcoin’s crash would begin to stabilize after 24 months.
The end of Silicon Valley’s era as the center of technological innovations
Shervin Pishevar observed that Silicon Valley had already begun losing some grounds as the lead in technological innovations because other zones were now coming up and bringing with them stiff competition. Pishevar observed that now Silicon Valley has entirely become separate from its physical component and it has become an idea that can be remodeled anywhere in the world, by anyone with enough resources.
China will surpass the US, especially in infrastructure.
The speed with which infrastructure development in China is being carried out will challenge leaders in the US to start thinking about long-term goals. Shervin Pishevar accused leaders of sleeping on the job and letting infrastructure in the country go to utter ruin and orther countries winning over the U.S.
Professional organizations are one of the most valuable resources that anyone can use. When joining a professional organization, individuals will have the opportunity to enhance their career development. For architects, the leading professional organization in the field is the American Institute of Architects. Anyone who looks to join the American Institute of Architects will be able to benefit from being a member. Once gaining membership of this organization, architects will be able to have assistance with job hunting. This will allow them to have a more efficient way of finding and getting jobs. Another benefit associated with this organization is access to more networking opportunities. Members of the AIA will also have the opportunity to build more credibility along with getting educated on the latest issues about the architecture field.
The American Institute of Architects has an administration that has helped it remain as the leading professional organization in the architecture field. As of today, Robert Ivy is the acting chief executive officer of the AIA. Beginning in 2011, Robert Ivy has been involved in managing the organization. Under his management, the AIA has been able to introduce a number of new educational programs, professional development programs and also help it expand throughout the world. With his leadership, the AIA has been able to expand to many countries and provide assistance to architects in multiple countries.
Robert Ivy established himself as a top professional in the field before becoming the chief executive officer of the American Institute of Architects. For many years, he worked as both a writer and an editor for leading publications. While he was a writer, Robert composed many articles that helped educate the masses and professionals about the latest trends in the architecture field. When he was serving as the editor in chief, Robert Ivy continued to publish important articles about the latest developments in the architecture field. His career in the writing and editing field has allowed Robert to earn considerable recognition. He won a top award while serving as the editor in chief of an architecture publication. Recently in June of 2018, Robert was the latest recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Louis Chenevert was born in 1958in Montreal Quebec. It was during his typical childhood that the world of business peaked his interest. He knew that if he gave endless dedication to his dream of entrepreneurship he would be successful. He understood that success came from hard work. Chenevert went on to study business at the University of Montreal. His major was production management. Production management is the department that makes sure goods are created with top notch quality, quantity, and speed, while costing the company very little, to gain a profit in the end. The production management department is sometimes the most important part of a company’s efficiency. Chenevert chose this area to work in because he hada desire to be instrumental in the success of a company.
Getting Into The Auto Industry
It was right after Louis Chenevert earned his degree in production management that he was hired on to General Motors in Quebec. Guy Hachey was very proud to have hired him. Hachey placed Chenevert in charge of the assembly line. The two young men had a common interest of making the company better and climbing the ladder at the same time. Hachey was already a year-and-some ahead of Chenevert. He says every time he would get promoted, he would promote Chenevert. Hachey says Chenevert is most likely the best executive he has ever had.
Continuing To Climb
In 2008Hachey went on to be the president and COO of the Bombardier Aerospace company up until 2014. Both of the young men learned so much from working in the auto industry. The speed of the assembly lines required so much attention to detail, as well as fast decision making. Hachey says they were building a vehicle per minute, that left very little room for error. If any mistakes were made, within the hour you could have 60 vehicles that needed correction. Today the two men are still close. They both recall their experience in the field, working together. Hachey says whenever they reflect on old times their laughs bring them both to tears.
Creating a name for oneself is vitally important in any business role. When one has the backing of the government, it becomes even easier. Such is the current situation with Eucatex CEO Flavio Maluf, who is actively working with the Brazilian government to help spread word of mouth about the importance of sustainability and eco-friendly products. Looking at the Costa Rican business model and eco-tourism, it is abundantly clear that such educationally advocacy programs do in fact work and work well. On top of that, the opinion of a country’s safety changes drastically when one becomes associated with ecotourism and friendly protectionary acts such as saving the rainforest. Not to mention that by relocating some of his company’s locations to areas deemed in need of jobs by the government, Flavio Maluf if creating livelihoods and infrastructure to parts of the world which would not otherwise have them. At the same time, this lessens the desire of clear-cutters to over-harvest the forest. Because why ruin the forest when you can instead have a job which you can pass down to your son and his son harvesting renewable Eucalyptus trees which are non-toxic and have healing medicinal qualities? Read this article of Flavio Maluf at Business and Economics.
Speaking of which, Eucatex has introduced a line of paints and varnishes which are based from natural Eucalyptus oil instead of toxic chemicals that when inhaled can cause serious bronchial and other health problems. They also offer Eucalyptus wood flooring, acoustic boards, insulation boards, general MDF construction boards, and much more.
All of this is thanks to Flavio’s grandfather, Salim, following his dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur. In 1951 he bought the largest sawmill in South America, named “Sawmill Americano”, and by 1965 was shipping 100 tons at a time both locally and to Europe where the wood was seen as more exotic.
Oren Frank: The Motive behind the Hiring of Leibowitz as Talkspace Chief Medical Officer
Oren Frank, the Chief Executive of Talkspace, has been spearheading changes at the startup company to generate more revenue. In a recent move, the firm has hired Neil Leibowitz who resumes the roles of the chief medical officer. The hiring of Leibowitz has dual benefits – to build the business by increased sales to clients as well as dispense advice to the app’s users on suitable medicine.
According to Oren Frank, Talkspace has hit over 1 million user base after over half a decade of business. These users pay for video chat services tailored to seeking therapy services. For instance, a direct chat with a therapist goes for a weekly cost of 79 US dollars while talking with a mental health expert costs 49 US dollars. During an interview with CNBC, Frank revealed that the firm is already generating millions of dollars as profit. The New York-headquartered firm serves not only the state of New York but also global clients. These are, of course, the motive behind the hiring of Leibowitz as the enterprise needs to continue growing in revenue.
Throughout his tenure at the startup and his mission of expanding the business, Oren Frank has displayed a passion for providing therapy services. His twitter timeline reveals it all. Since joining the social platform in 2009, Oren Frank has been sharing contents and articles related to this area of medicine. Perhaps, poaching Leibowitz from such a reputable company as UnitedHealth is one of the best decisions Frank has made for Talkspace.
The foundation of Talkspace dates back to 2012 when Roni Frank and Oren Frank co-founded the mobile video therapy firm. Since then, the company has grown to users now exceeding one million. These users get therapy services through therapists licensed by state and federal governments. The advisory team consists of respectable medical practitioners and scholars. For example, there is Professor Irvin Yalom (now retired from Stanford University as a Professor of Psychiatry), Dr. Andrew Sekel, and Linda Sacco who is in charge of behavioral health. The recent hire of Leibowitz is a continuation of hiring experts in their fields to provide quality therapy services.