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.
The year 1960 saw the birth of one hero by the name Vijay Eswaran. He was born in Penang. Because of his father’s nature of work with the Malaysian ministry of labor, the family moved to different parts of Malaysia. All this happened at Vijay Eswaran’s tender age. Eswaran was enrolled at the London school of Economics and pursued a degree in economics in the year 1984.He later extended his stay in Europe as he did odd jobs to start off living. Such odd jobs included working at a construction site based in Belgium. He also plucked grapes in France as well as driving taxicabs in London. Eswaran acquired a proficient qualification from CIMA in the UK after he was inducted into binary system marketing. After this qualification, Eswaran advanced further by attending the Southern Illinois University where he attained his NBA in the year 1986. This saw him engage in multilevel marketing on a part-time contract. During this time, he was also involved with Synaptic Company based in the US. He later went back to Malaysia where he received an invitation by the Cosway Organization to begin its Philippines business.
On returning to Asia back in 1998, Eswaran co- founded a multilevel marketing organization called Q1. Since that time, the company has grown to be very famous across the entire world. Q1 is a popular e-commerce based multinational firm. The company’s dealings include Traveling, media, telecommunication among many others. Under the leadership of Eswaran, Q1 has considerably expanded its ridges and now has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand as well as Malaysia.
Apart from leadership skills alongside vast experience, Vijay Eswaran has other skills as well. He is an eloquent speaker, and this has seen him speak to envoys at very major business forums example the 6th PravasiBharatiya. He is also a well-known author, and this saw his first book published in the year 2005. The book expounds on his private life management style and his day to day routine. Eswaran’s second book known as in the thinking zone was published in the year 2008.This gave a pathway to his third book that was released in the year 2010. Eswaran released his latest book in the year 2016 after releasing a collection of his photography in 2011.
It’s coming out. The veil is being lifted on the philanthropic work of Dick Devos, husband of Secretary of Education Betsy Devos. It’s being revealed that they gave one hundred and thirty nine million dollars to charity. So we’re now getting an inside look into what this is all about.
In the year 2015 alone, both Betsy and Dick Devos donated over eleven million dollars to charity, according to a new report on their website that is associated with their family foundation. This is more than double of all the political contributions she gave not over one year, but over half a decade. Dick Devos’ father, Rich Devos, was the founder of Amway and is also known as a great philanthropist. In fact, Rich and his four children, including Dick, all together gave over one hundred and four million dollars to charity in the year 2015 alone, making them gain a high spot on the Forbes list of the Top Givers. All together over their lifetimes, they gave over one and a third billion dollars to charity, which is around a quarter of their estimated fortune.
Why do they give so much charity? It shows their dedication to causes such as education. In fact, in 2015, three million dollars went to charities that help promote education. This is around a quarter of all their charitable donations. Dick Devos said that shows how much he and Betsy care about the education system in our country. There are many issues that need to be fixed, which is why he and she are so dedicated to fixing it, so that all children can get a good education. Instead of a one size fits all public school system, which does not in fact work, because one size does not fit all, they help promote school choice, so that children can attend schools where they are comfortable and where they will truly succeed. It also helps parents send their children to schools where the parents feel the children will flourish best.
Most of the education beneficiaries were in Michigan, the home states of Betsy and Dick DeVos. In 2013, Compass College of Cinematic Arts in Grand Rapids got fifty thousand dollars. The Ferris State University in Big Rapids got one hundred thousand dollars. Northwood University in Midland got two hundred thousand dollars. West Michigan Aviation Academy got three hundred and fifteen thousand dollars. There were many other education institutions that got dozens of thousands of dollars.
Anthony G. Petrello joined Nabor Industries limited in 1991. Over the years, he has served in different positions in the company. When he joined the company, he was part of the Board of Directors. He has also worked in the company as the chief operating officer and president for 20 years since 1991. In 2003 he became the deputy chairman of the company. Tony, as he is also called, has also been the chairperson of the board since 2012. Throughout his working at Nabor Industries, he has been instrumental in providing strategic leadership. This has made the company compete effectively in the market through the process of adapting dynamism and progressive initiatives.
Tony Petrello joined Nabors with a bunch of experience from different companies such as Baker & McKenzie and Stewart & Stevenson LLC. Today, he also serves on the Board of Trustees for Children’s Hospital in Texas. Over the years, he has also been highly passionate about the different research programs which are geared towards addressing neurological disorders. The diverse experience has made him to be a perfect chief executive officer who is able to develop the right strategies to impact the world. In his position as the chief executive officer of the contract driller company. Tony has been able to fast-track the acquisitions, which has led to the growth and development of the oil-field service company.
When Tony Petrello joined the company, he was able to work hand in hand with the predecessor in order to take the company to another level. This was after they strategized on how to cut federal tax. Since he assumed office in 2011, the share price of the company has improved up to 180%. This is a great performance considering the company will now be able to give more returns to the shareholders and increase its net profit. Tony Petrello attended Yale University where he earned a degree in Mathematics. He also attended Harvard Law School where he earned a J.D degree. The skills and experience make him to be one of the best professionals in the industry. He is thus well placed to take the Nabor Industries to the next level.