Kamil Idris is a professor from Sudan who has committed his career to studying and speaking to the importance of protecting intellectual property. The professor spent many years as the Director of the World Intellectual Property Organization. He also led the International Union for the Protection of Varieties of Plants. Professor Idris is highly educated with degrees from many different universities around the world.
Kamil Idris served two terms as the Director of WIPO. He originally joined the organization in 1982. At that time he was also affiliated with the International Law Commission. Professor Idris worked his way to the top position and received a six-year term as Director after the previous Senior Director had served for 25 years. He then went on to the United States to meet with Congress in 1998. Kamil Idris sat down with with members of the U.S. government to discuss safeguarding and promoting ingenuity in America. After this Professor Idris was awarded a second term as Director General of WIPO.
Intellectual property is intertwined with economic development in many different ways. Professor Idris observes this on a business and political level. He understands that countries must implement policy in order to operate in a secure manner that protects IP.
Professor Idris has observed the ups and downs in relation to protecting intellectual property since the introduction of globalization. Globalization has spread several business markets thin. International counterfeiting has been on the rise while a backlog of patent applications allow unqualified material to reach consumers. Globalization produces a greater need for resources. Supply and demand is larger than it has ever been. Mass communication promotes a high level of piracy in order to satisfy the need for product. Copyrights are buried under the activity as original material is lost in the market.
President Donald Trump implemented stiff taxes on the country of China. The President is very aware of the importance of protecting intellectual property. He has decided to hold China accountable for its theft of 225 million to 600 billion dollars of American Technology. It is estimated that the total amount of tariff taxes will add up to 50 billion dollars.
Lauren Gensler reveals hard-won insights into GreenSky Credit’s CEO, David Zalik in her article “Handyman’s Helper: How GreenSky’s David Zalik Skipped High School on his Way to Becoming a Billionaire”. The article, published with Forbes, reveals that GreenSky Credit’s co-founder and CEO passed on both high school and college to focus on his companies.
David Zalik may be an unusual CEO when compared to a typical Silicon Valley technology startup. The financial technology billionaire refuses to speak with the press very often, in fact, his first interview wasn’t until 2016. He revealed that he simply didn’t’ see the value in press releases and would rather focus on building his company. He is also an unusual case in the sense that Zalik not only skipped out on college, as many technology startup CEO’s like to brag, but he also skipped high school. After having such outstanding standardized testing scores, Auburn University invited him to attend classes when he was only twelve years old. After two years of classes, Zalik decided to focus on his computer assembly company, MicroTech.
The lack of formal education hasn’t slowed the CEO down, however. He sold MicroTech when he was only 22 for several million dollars. With the increase in internet and mobile apps, Zalik began a mobile and web consulting firm where he helped companies like Stanley Works and Home Depot Inc. He grew his latest venture, GreenSky Credit out of those consulting projects.
GreenSky Credit has also managed to succeed under the CEO’s leadership, despite his refusal to take outside funding for nearly ten years. After looking for external funding, he was able to raise nearly $50 million in funding and the company is valued at $3.6 billion.
The business model of GreenSky Credit is not set up to compete with banks. Instead, it acts as a technological middle man. The company uses an app for merchants that allow them to simply scan the barcode on a potential customer’s driver’s license and set up a loan. The loan is not only pre-approved, but directly approved. It also work’s in the customer’s favor since they have no payments and no interest for the first year. The company has also partnered with several federally backed banks.
The Real Real Is a luxury consignment eCommerce store. The company has been providing resale services to its millions of users since 2011. The Real Reals plan is to continue growing their successful business with a new assortment of beauty products.
They’ve started their beauty branding by discreetly incorporating beauty products online as well as some stores in Manhattan Soho and their pop ups in Las Vegas. There have been various reports stating The Real Real has been selling beauty products, in Soho stores, since late last year.
Maintaining the companies sustainable culture factor is imperative for The Real Real leadership team. The leadership team including chief merchant, Rati Levesque, ensures all products are non-toxic. Chief Merchant Rati Levesque stated, “We are testing a curated selection of beauty products, both online and in our brick-and-mortar locations with the goal of really completing the customers journey.” The Real Real always has their customers in mind and seek to provide them with a well-rounded shopping experience. Chief Merchant Rati Levesque also explained that the company seeks a trusting relationship with their consumers. Bringing beauty products to The Real Real is for the customer to be able to find both luxury clothing and beauty products at one trusted destination.
Despite the Real Real being a second-hand shop, all of their beauty products are totally brand new. The beauty products are sold directly to the company. There are no third-party contributions involved in the selling of The Real Real beauty selections.
Entering the beauty world is one of the smartest and customer convenient moves this company can make. Beauty is a popular business. It’s great for marketing and attracting more people to their pop-up shops and stores. Beauty products are a great bargain for every party involved in this new venture for The Real Real. CEO Julie Wainwright says “We’re getting beauty and home brands that want to sell new product in our store. The lines are starting to blur a little.” There is no shortage of high quality clean beauty products for The Real Real consumer.
Luiz Carlo Trabuco Cappi was born in Marilia, Brazil in 1951. attained a B.A. degree in philosophy from the University of the Sao Paulo de Marilia, followed by earning a postgraduate degree in sociopsychology from the School of Sociology and Politics of Sao Paulo. It was at the beginning of these further education years that he began working as a clerk for Bradesco Bank in 1968. At that time he was only 17 (having graduated high school early). He would make Bradesco his career for the next 40-plus years.
Trabuco soon proved to the Bradesco board of directors that he had the chops to enter Bradesco’s corporate world. Through the following years, he held a miscellany of positions including department director, managing director, and executive vice president. During these years he was instrumental in modernizing Bradesco’s communications systems and practices. He also helped introduce a new corporate university call Unibrad.
Bradesco Bank is headquartered in Osasco, Sao Paulo. It has two primary divisions: Insurance and Finances. Bradesco’s provided services include capitalization bonds, life, automobile, pension plans, and health and patrimonial insurance. The company was first founded in 1943 by Amado Aguiar. In the mid-60s the Brazilian government experienced a military coup, after which there was a decided rise in economic prosperity. During this time Bradesco saw great growth and success, shooting to become the number one bank in Brazil.
During this time of rising prosperity, Bradesco bought 17 other banks, 105 branch offices of INCO-Banco and 200 branch offices of Banco da Bahia. Today it has a massive network of 5,314 branch offices and three international offices, with one in New York and two in Grand Cayman. In addition, it has subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Mexico, Bueno Aires, Grand Cayman, Luxembourg, and London. A substantially lead was made yet again in 2016 after Bradesco acquired HSBC Holdings for $5.2 billion. This past March, Trabuco began to be led by its new CEO, Octavio Lazari. Lazari, 54, was named as Trabuco’s successor in February.
It’s not uncommon to hear old sayings about living as if tomorrow is not promised, and perhaps you get reminded of that whenever you lose a loved one. But Vijay Eswaran has a way he describes it as always being just two minutes away from the abyss. What this means is that you should live your life selflessly and focus on what you can give up for others instead of living only to make your own gain. And Eswaran also says you won’t get anywhere unless you’re willing to take risks, especially in business and he knows because he took a lot of risks to start his company QI Group Ltd.
Vijay Eswaran is the son of a Malaysian government official who was also known for his charity work and having a profound spiritual impact on Eswaran while he was still young. Eswaran got his bachelor’s degree in socioeconomics in 1984 from the London School of Economics and did a variety of gigs before learning about the multilevel marketing industry. His first venture into multilevel marketing came when he worked with the Cosway Group and then continued in a partnership with Joseph Bismark that resulted in starting QI Group Ltd. QI Group’s chief companies are QNET, Q-Stride, QI Lifestyle and QI Asset Management. Also established under QI Group is RYTHM Foundation, a humanitarian activist group that has helped establish schools, libraries, food banks and assistance programs for special needs children in various locations across Asia.
Vijay Eswaran believes in observing moments of silence both on his personal time and in work breaks, and he also practices dieting and certain exercises aimed at spiritual well-being. He’s written about them in his books titled “In The Sphere Of Silence,” a New York Times bestseller, and “On The Wings Of Thought.” Eswaran has also been highlighted in business magazines such as Forbes Asia’s 2011 “Heroes of Philanthropy” and the 2013 “Top 50 Richest” editions. He has been an important speaker at events like the World Economic Forum, and he won the New Global Indian award in business excellence at the 2012 Global Indian Meet summit.
Lori Senecal has created a niche for herself in the world of business leadership by pioneering innovation and transformation in virtually every organization that she leads. Over the past two decades, the current global CEO for Crispin Porter and Bogusky (CP+B) has held different e executive positions with several organizations and the transformations she helped such organizations achieve long outlived her tenure at these institutions. She has, for the last three years, committed to funding transforming CP+B and her actions are already visible.
Role at CP+B
Lori Senecal serves as the global CEO for the organization, overseeing its global operations and ensuring harmonious interactions between the headquarters and its 10 branches spread across the world. She is also charged with the responsibility of ensuring the company’s continued global development. Within the few years that Lori Senecal has served as the head of CP+B, she helped foster a sense of inventiveness and that effectively ensures continued consistency by the company staff.
About Lori Senecal
According to Bloomberg, the marketing industry thinktank and acclaimed achiever graduated with a Bachelor of commerce with specializations in marketing and finance from McGill University. She would then start her career in different positions and firms within the marketing industry before joining McCann Workgroup as their global chief innovation officer in 2007.
Throughout her career, Lori has proven her leadership and business transformation skills through her unique ability to identify and tap talents within her institutions. She is also well known for her innovativeness as well as her ability to influence positive changes within the institution or department she heads.
Awards and recognitions
In 2017, Lori was named one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company. This recognition piles on an existing heap of awards such as making it to the list of top four ‘Agency executives to watch’ in 2016. Her success has even spilled over to the company she heads as CP+B also made it to the top creative innovators of the year 2017.
After her experience with running an online dating company, Whitney Wolfe was so burned that she did not want anything to do with online dating. She has set out to create a social network that awards people for being positive. One thing that she does is try to find ways to encourage people to be positive to one another. She wanted to create an app that awarded people for being positive. It was when she met Andrey Andreev that the idea for another dating app has been considered. It was actually Andrey that kept encouraging Whitney Wolfe to get back in the dating game, but she was reluctant to do so.
Whitney Wolfe has eventually decided to give it another try. This time, she has decided that whatever is done, women are first. This was the logic behind Bumble. Even though she did not get to create her social network which she was going to call Merci, she did manage to build something for the empowerment of women known as Bumble. Even though Bumble was such a success, she was not done. She thought about ways to expand the app and bring in some new extensions. This gave her the opportunity to work on the type of social network that she once envisioned.
Whitney Wolfe revisited her original intentions for what eventually became Bumble. She has released it in the form of an extension called BFF. Whitney Wolfe has released BIZZ afterward. However, she has shown that she is only beginning. With Bumble, she has found some spaces for people to get involved at. This has helped them find where they can go for dates. For one thing, people often have a hard time in finding a place where they can meet for a date so that they can enjoy each other’s company.
Equities First Holdings Australia (EFH AU) opened its’ doors in 2014, and they have not look back since. Since the first day, EFH AU has offered equity-loan and financial advice to businesses and individuals. Equity-loans has been a primary source of revenue. Many people like some of the benefits offered by equity-loans. You are able to use the principal of an equity-loan for any purpose. You never need a reason for the loan application. An equity-loan is popular because EFH AU allows stocks to be used as collateral. Equity-loans are used by clients because the approval rates are usually better than traditional loans.
EFH AU has the global corporation of EFH to generate nearly a $1 billion in customer transactions. It is helpful that many of the clients find that EFH AU conducts business practices with integrity. Integrity is a quality that will build trust. Trust helps grow companies such EFH AU. EFH AU has some growth of their own with offices opened in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. EFH AU shows professionalism, and it ensures people will get great customer service. EFH AU offers financial advice to ensure people remain financially stable. Many businesses will use financial advice to reach business goals and make business decisions.
Netpicks was founded in 1996 around the same time when online and day trading were emerging. Since then it has consistently provided education on this form of trading focusing on areas such as signals, forex, futures, ETFs, options, and stocks. Netpicks concentrates on ensuring the regular traders achieve success in the markets. The company boasts a staff of real traders who are passionate about helping traders reach their desired trading goals. The coaching team has vast knowledge and experience of the highs and lows of trading and what trading entails which is instrumental in assisting clients who are starting their journey.
Netpicks also has trading systems which are designed with specific goals in mind as per the clients such as part-time income, full-time careers or even “done in minutes.” the client would only need to specify their objective, and the system will do the work. The design of this systems is such that learning takes as little time as possible with video training and white glove support.
For better results, Netpicks suggests trying simple trading which involves having a trading strategy where the risk is under control. This approach involves looking at the trading ranges; which are the lower highs and the lows during a downtrend and the higher highs and lows in an uptrend. The approach also looks at the breakouts and the momentum. This is when there is a breakout or the possibility of a breakout in the trading range. These changes create a dynamic which gives the idea that something in the market has changed. This approach also looks at the mean reversion where a trader expects an average price but snap back occurs. This can lead to a trade, or the reverse can also be informative.
Whichever approach a trader goes with, only they can decide whether the profits or results can be improved with the improvement of the strategy. This can be done by looking at the most recent trades and determining if downsizing your approach to something simple can lead to better results.
Market America, a multi-tiered internet marketing company, takes home the 2018 Better Business Bureau ( BBB) Torch Award for Ethics. Shop.com was honored with the illustrious award twice. Shop.com is a web domain that the company utilizes for retail purposes. Market America has achieved quite a feat by being the first company to achieve two separate Torch Award wins via the Central North Carolina BBB.
Shop.com is an exclusive website utilized by Market America. It has easily become one of the largest online retail spaces worldwide. Market Americas’ Shop.com site houses over 30 million brand name products and services online. Shop.com is one of the biggest internet stores selling items such as electronics, apparel, coffee, flowers and much more. The company was recognized for displaying impressive ethics in business practices. The leading online marketer is a huge proponent of teamwork and integrity. They go the extra mile to satisfy and accommodate their customers. The company has a stellar reputation for bringing viable, exclusive brands to their online client base in a timely and service-friendly manner. Because of the company’s commitment to integrity and accountability, they have scored the BBB Torch Award for Ethics in 2013, as well as most recently in 2018.
Market America was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Greensboro North Carolina. The company has a staff of over 800 people operating in Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Spain, Mexico and the United States. Founders, JR Ridinger and wife Loren Ridinger created a multi-level marketing business model that serves independent distributors, which are coined as un-franchise business owners’. These un-franchise business owners sell their products via Market America’s online business infrastructure. The enterprise fosters a culture to assist business entrepreneurs in creating a sustainable income while providing consumers with a flexible shopping outlet. The company is extremely successful and continues to pursue new technologies in order to continue growth and strengthen their online retail market.