Positive the Facts recently published the article “OSI Industries: Increasing Global Reach” by Paul Peters. He reveals that Sheldon Lavin became a part of the company in the 1970’s and in the last five years, the company has had a great deal of foreign and domestic expansion.The first expansion of the company was the purchase of a Tyson Foods factory in Chicago, which the company bought in 2017. The factory comes with more than 200,000 square feet that the company plans to use to process food for U.S. customers. There is another facility in the area and the company revealed that this will allow them to meet the growing demands for their products.
OSI Group also acquired a European plant that was previously known as Flagship Europe in December of 2016. This was a part of the strategy to have greater reach throughout Europe and the U.K. The plant focuses on sauces, dressings, pies, and frozen poultry. They renamed the company to Creative Foods Europe. Prior to being acquired by OSI, the company was expanding on its own. It had just purchased Calder Foods which was in the sauce and dips niche. OSI Group also bought a food processing plant in Toledo, Spain. The production line for the company will increase output to 24,000 tons from the previous 12,000 tons. This will help OSI improve their total output. The plant has also created a better use of electricity and they have improved the fire safety system.
The heat of the machine transfers the energy to the water that is used for cleaning. OSI wants to focus on reducing their environmental impact and the Toledo office has more than 20 new jobs that will seek to reduce their output of greenhouse gases. OSI Group was also featured in the Chronicle of Week article “OSI Group’s Reach Extends to More than 65 Facilities Around the Globe.” The article was written by Haley Thompson and it discusses how the company is expanding its global reach. The company is present in 17 different countries and has more than 20,000 employees. They are one of the biggest privately held companies in the U.S. alone.
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While investment in the Real Estate Industry seems one of the risk areas to invest in, there are those entrepreneurs who have proved they to be oracles in the sector. One of these people is Hussain Sajwani who is the founder, the Chairman and the president f DAMAC Properties one of the largest companies in the industry in Dubai. Many companies and investors have been forced to cease their existence in the real estate industry market because they have not been able to cope up with various challenges and risks in the sector.
In one of Hussain Sajwani’s interview, he talks about the flourishment of DAMAC Properties under his management. He says that one of the things that have made him and his team keep going is their ability to see the changes and plan on the ways to react accordingly before they have adverse effects on the company’s operations.
For example, during the 2008 economic crisis, Hussain Sajwani says that he and his team had been able to take a close look at the early stages of the crisis and although many businesses were put out of the market by the crisis, DAMAC Properties remained unaffected. This is one of the fundamental principles that any entrepreneur should embrace to ensure not only their survival in the market but also to ensure that they make maximum profits from their investments.
An entrepreneur should always have a nose for new, and whenever that is a difficult situation, he or she should have the ability to see an opportunity in it. Poor entrepreneurs who are pessimistic will always look at difficulties in any chance. During the year 2012, Hussain Sajwani and his team were able to see that the market would enlarge due to the influx of people during the Arab Spring. They took the opportunity and developed the Damac Hills and Akoya Oxygen to cater to the broad market. This served as one of the best steps in the development life of DAMAC Properties.
Besides, philanthropic work is also one of the key factors that enhance the growth of any business entity. Hussain Sajwani (@hussainsajwani), through DAMAC Properties, funded a lump sum of money to a campaign that aimed at providing clothes to the less advantaged children all over the world.
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Hussain Sajwani is the founder of the renowned DAMAC Properties. He founded the company in 2002 and still stands as the major shareholder and able Chairman. In the year of its founding, DAMAC Properties was a developer in real estate availing exceptional living experiences in the United Arab Emirates and Dubai. Today, DAMAC Properties is fully expanded and leads as one of the soughs out luxury developers with underway projects in various locations. Over the years, the company has greatly enriched its reputation by providing wonderful properties in the regions.
The expansion is measured by the investments made in most cases, Hussain Sajwani is not an exception in this since he has one great investment for a lifetime. DICO Investments Co. LLC is an investment arm by Hussain Sajwani. It was established in the year 19992 with a number of assets under its management. Apart from being the DAMAC Owner, Hussain Sajwani is the Chairman of the Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles Co SAOG. This is among the biggest and most effective ceramic tiles manufacturer in Oman. It does its marketing through the brand name of Al Shams. Hussain Sajwani is a great influencer and his efforts in investment cannot be underrated. He holds a significant sit in the Al Amana Building Material. He is a majority shareholder here. The firm holds a wonderful name in the provision of a variety of high-quality building materials, bathrooms, surface finishes, and floors. The company prides inability of providing a wide range of selection of well-known, quality, and internationally recognized brands in the global market. Moreover, Hussain Sajwani is a shareholder in Al Jazeera Services Company SAOG. It serves as a joint Stock Company for Omani.
Hussain Sajwani is perfectly known to be one of the greatest Emirati billionaires, chairman, a property developer, and founder of a top-notch development company. DAMAC Properties was ranked position one in the Forbes 2017 Global 2000 list. This list recognizes the fastest growing companies in the globally by looking at the compound annual growth rate in terms of revenues. In the rankings of Forbes 2018, Hussain Sajwani the DAMAC owner was the 4th world richest Arab having a net worth of approximately $4.1 billion.
While many people may know that Hussain Sajwani is an Arab businessman and the founder of DAMAC who is listed as one of the top billionaires in the world by Forbes, they may not know where he came from or what he has accomplished. The truth is that he grew up working with his father on-and-off at his father’s commercial shop. Sajwani learned quite a bit about the business world during this time and discovered a love for entrepreneurship as well. As soon as he was able to, he worked hard enough to receive a government scholarship to go to an American college, and that college was the University of Washington where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics.
Husaain Sajwani went to work after this and quickly learned enough to startup his own catering business. This business was an instant success and has continued to be over the years. Soon after he found his first success in the business world, he founded DAMAC, which is a luxury property development company that has built thousands of properties ranging from apartments to homes. Since his humble beginnings, he has worked with a spread of well known people and brands including Tiger Woods, Versace and Fendi, and the current President of the United States, Donald Trump.
The DAMAC owner, Hussain Sajwani, has paired up with Donald Trump as a business partner who has helped to design, build, and maintain the golf courses that serve the residents of DAMAC’s luxury properties. He has been close enough to Trump and the Trump Organization that his entire family visited and took part in a New Year’s Eve celebration at Trump’s well known Mar-a-Lago estate. Donald Trump referred to Hussain Sajwani and his family as “beautiful people,” and Sajwani in return has commented that he would love to continue the business relationship with Trump and his organization.
Hussain Sajwani has also been a philanthropist for most of his life, and his AED two million donation to the Emirates Red Crescent charity organization went to put clothes on the back of a million kids who were in dire need of keeping warm.
If real estate entrepreneur Jim Toner were a fictional character, he’d be the guy on the next stool at the diner, listening to our hero respond to the counter gal that has asked how he’s doing as precursor to taking his order. Our hero is a bit down, noting that though is heart is true, he’s having difficulties and lamenting that the chips aren’t falling his way. Jim tells our hero that if he’s decided to keep at it, he needs to stand up straight, set his shoulders square, grab the bull by the horns and kick it in the teeth, because any other course of action is just wishing and whining. But he’s not a character in a novel, he’s a real guy who’s been up, down, and up again, and is willing to share his experience to help others realize their goals. Much of his advice comes in the form of re-enforcing precepts we understand but don’t internalize.
Clear your mind, Toner does this through a 2-step process at the start of his day. Waking at 5:30AM he spends 30 minutes thinking pushing the detritus of the past from top of mind. Then he spends a couple of hours in a robust workout. A gym rat from youth, he lives the discipline of practicing pushing past limits in his regime, every day, all the time. Limits to achievement are largely self-imposed, one of the kernels of truth in SEAL training is that when you think you’ve reached the end of your rope, you’re actually at about 40% utilization and there’s a lot more in the tank. You have to train your mind, your primary roadblock to success, to push past that because you can.
According to Jim, when he’s finished priming his engine, about 9:00AM, he starts his professional day. Jim Toner writes books, does motivational and content speeches and radio shows (his 12 Little Houses Plan is a model for achievement in real estate), and provides private counseling for select clients.
Clarify your idea, break it down into a process with components small enough to achieve, and identify who you need to help get it moving. Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman says if you can’t teach your idea to a child you don’t understand it.
Three factors he speaks of are counter-intuitive:
Toner’ Guide on Financial Freedom: http://releasefact.com/2018/05/jim-toner-guides-financial-freedom-new-economy/
In getting to know Sam Adrangi, you will find an eclectic, analytical, decisive businessman. The road to his current endeavours shows timeliness of preparation and no fear in confrontation. The ease with which he’s taken on his various accomplishments evokes envy.
Authentic to his lifelong love of writing, he focused on literature and creative writing during high school and his early years in college with the aim of becoming a journalist. With the brave recognition that traditional journalism was a dying sport, he made the adjustment to economics and finance. He wisely continued to feed his love of writing and learning by loading up on history and literature classes in his curriculum. Sahm Adrangi also left no career possibility stones unturned while earning his Baccalaureate of Arts degree at Yale University, and made an impressive go at it as Kevin Wicks in the 2003 award winning Hollywood film ‘Swordswallowers and Thin Men’ which was shot on campus.
His vocational focus has always included prolific writing and the general appreciation for the pen. During his upbringing, he always desired to share his thoughts on paper and to encounter the inner psyche of others in like fashion. As an integral part of his self preparation for economics, he made it a point to read relevant chronicles. For instance, during the summer of his senior year, he devoured such books as “Den Of Thieves,” by James B. Stewart, and “Barbarians At The Gate: The Fall Of RJR Nabisco,” by Bryan Burrough. Both speak in detail of the Company climate and misguided motivations of a few bad men. He also imbibed the life, economic and investment perspectives of Warren Buffet primarily through his biography written by Roger Lowenstein, who would later write the surgically scathing account “When Genius Failed: The Rise And Fall Of Long Term Capital Management.” From this self study, Sahm Adrangi developed an appreciation for a clear line separating wise from unscrupulous investment aims and methodologies.
Today, you can find a trail of lazy, greedy, pretentious, self proclaimed business persons whom Sahm Adrangi has expert and unabashedly dissolved under the acidic strokes of his ready pen. As a business economics columnist for a major publication in Canada, he mastered his craft of analyzing any type of company from a financial perspective. Consequently, he relocated to New York City, New York, the mecca of economic investing. After some traditional stints in the finance industry at three establishments, he felt adept enough to start his own business rather than wait for the estimations of man to promote him through the ranks.
In July 2009, he launched his own fund management firm where he presides today as Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Kerris Dale Capital Management, LLC. Sahm Adrangi first drew the confessional curtain on several shell companies supposedly housed in China. From that moment on, any bogus operation bent on gaining something from nothing and for everything in someone else’s pocket had to consider themselves as served and on notice; likewise for once successful businesses faltering and clinging to crazZy glue labeled as new objectives that, upon examination, show no legitimacy of stability at present and definitely not long term.
Today’s most challenged establishment is Eastman Kodak, a Dow Jones Industrial Average original listed from 1930 to 2004, that five years ago declared renewability through KodakCoin, Kodak KashMiner and KodakOne. Neither has saved the Company’s finances yet and Sam Adrangi, who predicted their demise in 2014 is sticking to his short on them. Similar firms called out for either their lack of leadership, or product and service sustainability or healthy business fundamentals include QuinStreet, Inc., Proteostasis Therapeutics and The St. Joe Company. Sahm Adrangi uses a simple investment strategy of finding failing companies, buying in to short them, exposing their quakeable weaknesses, then watching them inevitably fall while watching his gains climb. Kerris Dale Negative Reports, then, function more like the administration of Castor oil versus some secret pouring of poison. Anyone valuing economic well being will appreciate them, and the doctor gets paid.
Tonny Petrello is a world-famous executive who ha been on top of the global Nabors Industries. A part of the company’s culture is to give back to communities at every opportunity and as the Chief Executive Officer of Nabors Industries, Tonny Petrello has been upholding that standard. He is extremely passionate about philanthropy and working with research organization striving to find solutions for people suffering from different diseases and conditions.Last year was difficult for many states that were hit by a hurricane The Hurricane Harvey devastated the state of Texas, Houston suffering from it especially.
Many homes were demolished by the hurricane, and the streets were covered in several meters of water at some point. Th severe weather conditions forced people to stay locked in their homes and hope that the water will not start flooding in.Nabors Industries was one of the quick responders to start directing help towards the devastated citizens. Other responders were the H-E-B and the Houston Food Bank. The employees at Nabord Industries had a paid time off so that hey could focus on helping the people in need. According to CEO Tony Petrello, they were distributed along the Gulf Coast, station wherever their help was needed.Additionally, CEO Tony Petrello personally matched the relief contributions made by the employees of Nabors Industries.
The company started up the Nabors Disaster Relief Fund to gather money for supplies and other relief methods. The total donations of the employees amounted to $173. 622 which Tony Petrello later matched before the sum was donated. Another significant contribution by the company was the Nabord on-site kitchen. The company cooked large amounts of food, comprising hot meals to give ut to families three times a day. For some people, that was the primary source of food and a lot of comfort during the harsh weeks.The employees of the business were also affected by the Hurricane Harvey. About 10 percent of the 1 200 employees were swept int the devastating consequences of the hurricane. The company has been strongly supporting both the citizens of the city and its affected employees.
Brazilian Cassio Audi is an investment manager, a financier, and an entrepreneur. What many do not know is that Audi has other credits. Specifically, when he was younger, Audi was actually something quite surprising. He was a rock and roller.
Audi has worked in financial fields for years now. His past life, however, has been more exciting. During the 1980s, Audi was a professional musician. He was employed as the percussionist and drummer for the Brazilian heavy metal band named Viper.
Prior to Audi’s departure from the South American-located group in 1989, he performed on two fo the rock band’s albums. He also composed one of the cuts for the act’s 1987 LP known as “Soldiers of Sunrise.” That platter was successful enough to be re-released in both 1992 and 1997. It is because of that and his general contribution in introducing heavy metal music to all of Latin America that his name remains known to lovers of the genre to this day.
Audi took the gig with Viper while he was still in his teens. He was a band member for nearly the entire decade and was a significant part of the group’s development. When he felt he was no longer serving any purpose there, he bade the band farewell.
Over the years, Audi contributed to many songs and demos. His final work appears on the band’s debut disc, “Soldiers of Sunrise” which dropped the year before he quit. Like the others in Viper, he was significantly influenced by several popular English heavy metal acts from the early 1980s like Iron Maiden.
The band’s previously mentioned “Soldiers of Sunrise” studio release soon became big with not only fans of heavy metal music but also music critics. “Soldiers of Sunrise” is one of Viper’s most well-known and loved works to this day.
Commentator Provides Insight on Warren Buffett’s Annual Shareholder Letter
Earlier this year, in February, CNBC Commentator and Chairman of Capital Group, Tim Armour commented on information contained in an annual shareholder letter written by Warren Buffett. In the correspondence, Buffett stated he wagered $1 million to a charity and expects a higher investment turn compared to hedge fund management groups. He invested into a S&P 500 passive index fund and simple long-term investments while keeping cost low. Armour is supportive of his long term investing strategy and acknowledges his decades of experience in the investment management industry. He gives insight and facts on index funds and says a group of fund managers have outpaced benchmark indexes consistently.
Tim Armour said, in the February 27th commentary that Warren Buffett proves his investment strategy is efficient and works for him. Only time will reveal if his $1 charity wager will be successful. They both share similar opinions on mutual funds and its high management costs and low returns. Armour provides his perspective and experience on passive index investments, noting its volatility risks and overall cost. He believes what should be considered is delivering long-term investment returns and low cost.
Tim Armour is Managing Partner and Chairman of Capital Group, a leading global investment firm specializing in long-term investments. He accepted the Chairman seat, in July 2015, after the passing of former Chairman Jim Rothenberg. Capital Group is one of the world’s largest hedge fund management firms, managing more than $1 trillion in assets. Armour joined the firm in 1983, starting as an intern and eventually moving up to managing partner, and Chairman of the Board. Tim has built a successful career with a financial servicing firm founded in the early 1930’s by Jonathan Bell Dovelace, in Los Angeles, CA.