Carlos Alberto De Oliveira Andrade: A Leading Brazilian Physician and Entrepreneur

Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade recently dominated the headlines by reinventing his exceptional career an accomplished doctor to a seasoned entrepreneur. As a jack-of-all-trades, he has proven to be a force to be reckoned with and no task is too challenging to complete. Born in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba Brazil, the ambitious doctor consistently cultivated his craft to become a leading practitioner in Brazil and beyond.

With over four decades’ worth of experience, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade’s career has broken down various boundaries and even ventured into the Brazilian car assembly industry, specifically CAOA. Today, the dynamic doctor and physician serves as the Chairperson of the CAOA’s elite Board of Directors.

Having spent ample time as a doctor, Dr. Carlos ventured into entrepreneurship and purchased the Ford Landau from a prominent dealership based in Campina Grande. Even though the dealership was eventually declared bankrupt, he remarkably identified an opportunity from the predicament and subsequently proposed to inherit the bankrupt dealership as an ideal compensation for the recent pre-payment offered.

With the deal closed and signed, CAOA emerged from the ashes and Dr. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade emerged as the company’s Founder with his initials serving as the name. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Carlos progressively learned the ropes of running the new business, and within six years, CAOA had grown to become a leading Ford dealership in Brazil.

The Power of Embracing New Opportunities

With the Brazilian market finally embracing vehicle part importation in 1992, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade didn’t hesitate to optimize on the newly found opportunity. By the same year, CAOA had earned the exclusive rights to import Renault vehicle parts in Brazil and subsequently made Renault a leading brand in the sales import category. Not planning on getting left behind, Renault ultimately decided to establish a local store and reclaim its status as a prominent distributor and importer.

By 1998, CAOA had embraced new partners and turned to Subaru, a Japanese Brand and sales subsequently hit the roof with triple figure sales. Not only that, but CAOA had also extended a lucrative partnership with Hyundai, a South Korean car brand and add up to its ever-increasing portfolio. From the new partnership, CAOA was in a unique position to manage Hyundai’s import and marketing strategies to become a formidable leader in the import category with the Tucson serving as its flagship model.

Business Recognition

Unknown to most people, CAOA has been at the pinnacle of promoting environmental conservation through its green building culture. Formed in 2010, the program embarked on an innovative and environmentally friendly technique tailored at reusing vehicle production waste and participating in the reforestation measures adopted in the Brazilian Midwest. For starters, the company was feted with the “Good doer Company” Award by IstoE Dinheiro for their unrivaled excellence. Alternatively, CAOA was also recognized as the “Most Admired” enterprise by the Carta Capital magazine.

Louis Chenevert Comes To Retirement After Helping Companies Net Billions Of Dollars

Speaking on strategies that produce success, Louis Chenevert lists open thinking, relentless focus, elimination of roadblocks and thinking big as staples in his bag of tricks. In his career, Louis Chenevert has overseen giant corporates and left each with admirable accomplishments.

A graduate of the University Of Montreal Business School, and an MBA under his wing, Louis Chenevert has enjoyed an excellent career. With his Degree in Production Management, he landed his first role at General Motors in Canada before transitioning into the aerospace industry.

Chenevert worked at Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC), before joining United Technologies Corporation (UTC). After joining UTC in 2006, as Chairman, Chenevert moved up to be the director in the same year. In 2008, Louis Chenevert was on the move again, this time to become the CEO and president of UTC, succeeding George David. While other companies were moving production into other countries to save on costs, Chenevert, swan upstream by choosing to move all production back home. He argued that cheap labor would mean cheap products. He focused on UTC producing superior products, and production being in the same country would be easier for him to keep an eye on things. In this view, he moved his engineers to Connecticut, and he felt this would improve on efficiency.

Louis Chenevert’s six-year stint at UTC came with notable successes. By the time he retired in 2014, the share price stood at $117, up from $37 in 2008. The F135 engine that he tirelessly worked on with his team acquired a $240 million contract with the U.S Navy. He also oversaw the acquisition of the GOODRICH Corporation during his tenure, which also was also noted for ranking UTC as one of the highly profitable conglomerates in the US.

After his retirement in 2014, Chenevert took time to enjoy his interest and hobbies, as well to the Yale Cancer Center as the Chairman to the Advisory Board. Ten months after his retirement, Louis Chenevert surprisingly took up a position as a Senior Advisor at Goldman Sachs. His life reveals a life lesson: nobody is born to be poor. You can be anything you want no matter your past.

 

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Steve Ritchie Expressing Optimism For The Future Of Papa John’s

Papa John’s current Chief Executive Officer, Steve Ritchie recently kicked off what was referred to as “the listening tour”, visiting Papa John’s restaurants throughout the United States and receiving feedback in order to course-correct the company. Ritchie became Chief Executive Officer in 2018, and made a personal statement in which he detailed the steps the company needs to make moving forward. His plan includes implicit bias training, starting a franchise development program designed for minority owners, and launching a foundation which will work with local communities in order to make a positive impact.

Steve Ritchie talked about the tour, and pointed out that he visited stores in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, and Atlanta, and spoke with people who run the restaurants and with those who work in Papa John’s restaurants, as he believes that they are the center of the business, and that the company would not exist without them. He points out that he listened to people who work in their stores and had tough interactions with customers due to the loss of trust in the company. In addition, he listened to managers talk about the local charities and schools they are supporting in their communities. While he mentions that the conversations were difficult, he believes there is a shared optimism for a fresh start. News about the company’s new commercial can be read here.

Additionally, he states hearing that the company’s teams are more committed than ever to move the company forward. The people working for the company recognize that Papa John’s has always been a bigger entity than one person, and it is comprised of pizza makers, drivers, and store manager, people who are representative of the communities that they serve.

Steve Ritchie Papa John’s believes that it is important to acknowledge the need to continue listening and understanding the feedback they receive, and to take the necessary actions in order to build a better company for their team members and their customers. He notes that as Papa John’s continues to strive to become a better brand that is fully rooted in its purpose, the commitment and passion towards the quality of the products and the company will only grow.

See more: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/13/papa-johns-is-not-an-individual-ceo-says-plans-diversity-audit-.html

Record Breaking with Ryan Seacrest

Many would say that Ryan Seacrest should be in the Guinness Books of World Records for keeping up his demanding schedule. Producer Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa are back on the air and they are getting ready for the record.

All week on the show they are looking to break some world records. Ryan (@ryanseacrest) and the rest of the cast are looking to get their audience as well as hundreds of people passing by to help them set some new records. One of the records they looking to set was for the most people doing the floss dance move at the same time. About 350 people joined in to help with this record. Everyone in attendance had to dance the floss for one minute. The judges were watching to make sure everyone was participating. Ryan Seacrest tried to join along but had trouble dancing and talking at the same time. They ended up breaking the records with 349 people doing the dance outside of the Live studio.

The record-breaking did not stop there. On the Live stage, a team of stunt acrobats tried to break the record for the most basketballs under the leg slam dunks by a team using a trampoline. They had one minute to try to break the record. There was an official judge brought to the Live stage to check out the action. The team was able to set a new world record with 27 baskets in this time. Read this article from mensjournal.com about Ryan’s weight loss struggle.

Also this week there were grape stompers trying to set a record as well as a competition for the fastest time of trying to wrap someone up with wrapping paper.

These are some of the record-breaking attempts that happened Live with Ryan and Kelly this week. While Ryan, the owner of Distinction, is very busy and with the show back from its vacation, this was a fun way to get back into the swing of morning talk shows

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The Philanthropy Of Stream Energy

With the onset of the internet, and all it has brought us, the word “stream” has taken on so much more meaning that a babbling brook leading to a river. Even when we hear it now, the connotation is that progress is being made, in some way. Either Dallas firm “Stream Energy” wanted to connect thoughts of their company name to progress and innovation, or it was just the nature of the way they directly sell energy that the name was arrived at. Either way, the very name of the company does them a lot of good.

The company is not squandering success, however, as there is altruism in the way Stream Energy uses their philanthropy for success. Recently Hurricane Harvey, in August of 2017, decimated parts of Texas, triggering paralyzing floods in Houston and the surrounding areas. The damage caused from this hurricane was over $100 million, and a lot of that represented individuals suffering loss of their homes, cars and other possessions. Insurance companies were not exactly fast to respond either, so it is nice that local companies, who are doing well, rushed in to help.

Instead of ignoring the plight of their fellow Texans, Stream Energy was galvanized by what happened and used it as a vehicle to be proactive. They used company money for the betterment of others suffering catastrophic loss. It is not often, however, that we hear of a company really giving at a time when the need is so acute, and unfortunately it is actually somewhat rare. Stream Energy took on the suffering of those affected by the hurricane, helping to alleviate some of the byproducts of that awful disaster.

In addition to direct help, they also actually took to their website promising those affected that they would not be held responsible for any late fees, nor should they be concerned with due dates on their bills. In fact, Stream Energy is so committed to helping others at times of need, they created a branch of the company, Stream Cares, to deal exclusively with supporting philanthropic efforts. There was not a lot of fanfare regarding creating this arm of the company, but rather classically and quietly, they set out to make this happen, and they did.

 

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Adam Milstein Visited Europe’s Concentration Camps

Gila and Adam Milstein went to the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland with 100 American scholars and philanthropists to learn more about the Holocaust. They learned about the inhumane conditions that Jews and Gypsies had to suffer in. They visited mass graves in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland, where Nazi firing squads killed thousands of people. They went to the Rumbula Forest Memorial to commemorate the 2.4 million Jews killed by neighbors in the hidden Holocaust.

Many are unaware that the anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany could happen in America. The “Never Again” slogan should become a mindset and an action plan. The Holocaust was the result of discrimination, intimidation, and systemic racism. Europe had anti-Semitism for a long time. The Nazis used the hatred to marginalize the Jewish people and conduct history’s largest genocide. Over 400 decrees and regulations boycotted, delegitimize, and sanctioned Jews’ lives. The dehumanization led the public to agree with the final solution.

Adam Milstein says anti-Semitism has increased in America and Europe among the radical left, the radical right, and the radical Muslims. Jeremy Corbyn, with the help of the radical leftists and radical Islamists, has ignored and espoused anti-Semitism. Radical right figures in Estonia, Germany, Italy, Poland, and other places have denied the Holocaust. European officials placed on the blame on Germany, without placing any on their countries’ leaders who collaborated with them. Poland recently outlawed the use of the phrase “Polish death camps.” One of Germany’s parliament parties claimed the Holocaust was a “small spec of bird poop” compared to their long glorious history.

Adam Milstein says that when people don’t fight against anti-Semitism, they help it become mainstream. World powers did nothing to help the Jews during World War II. Jews should use the power they have now to fight back, before they lose it. Support Israel as a safe haven in times of crisis. The country accepted survivors of the Holocaust and those that were threatened by various governments.

Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel accompanied Gila and Adam Milstein to Auschwitz. The past tragedies should be turned into future lessons.

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The Best Talk Show Host

If you ask any person about American Idol, most will know exactly what your talking about. Even if you don’t watch the show, you know all about Ryan Seacrest. His career lit up and took off due to the popularity of the show. His name became known everywhere, he is entertaining and fun to watch. After 15 seasons of American Idol though, it started to lose popularity and viewers. This lead Ryan Seacrest to new ventures. His next move was hosting Live with Kelly and Ryan, he had moved on from Los Angeles to New York City. Through his radio show On Air with Ryan, he had listeners everywhere. His voice has not gone unheard all the through his job offers and shifts.

Seacrest has had a quite busy career and is even still busy now. He does his mix of American Idol, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and his radio show. He is a man who loves what he does and is willing to work hard to be better. Many offers bounced his way, he has even accepted to do New Years Eve shows, E carpet, and other shows. Most of these shows are most likely not time consuming for him though. Among all his great accomplishments, he even started the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. He helps to uplift kids in children hospitals by inspiring them through entertainment and education. The foundation builds radio centers in hospitals so that the kids can explore their creativity. It also brings an happiness to those in the hospital.

Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) is an all around guy. He has carefully considered his career path doing his best to make the right choices. He has kept his love for American Idol strong as he will always be known for it. Among all of it, he has even decided to help inspire kids at children’s hospitals through his foundation. All in all, Ryan Seacrest is right on track. Learn more about Ryan’s clothing line.

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Sahm Adrangi and The Endeavors, Leadership Qualities and Challenges Involving His Company

Corporate leaders in finance have to be mentally and emotionally centered. They have to calibrate their mind to make logical decisions in the face of an irrational set of emotions. The leaders, consultants or strategists that can best do this are the ones who usually succeed amid problems and challenges in their work. One of the leaders today that have such empowering attributes is no other than Sahm Adrangi, the current CIO and Founder of the finance and investment business, Kerrisdale Capital Management, LLC.

 

Since 2009 Sahm Adrangi has been honing his skills by helping people improve their financial assets. Through his advice and strategies in long-term value investments, he is able to help his clients avoid risks of ruin to their wealth and have made them avoid risky investments that are just products of chance. It is also through the well-balanced decision-making skills of Sahm Adrangi that he is able to control the emotions of his clients. Through Sahm Adrangi and his understanding of market fluctuations and through his research on over-hyped shorts, he can quiet the emotions of his clients. He can help his clients avoid finance decisions that are mainly made through emotional factors.

Adrangi is also featured in the news lately. Seeking Alpha news portal even wrote a feature about how Adrangi is now partnering with various corporate entities in bringing out the best products and solutions for his company’s clients. Adrangi also shared some his advanced techniques, finance advice and analysis on where the climate of hedge funds would tread in its direction.

 

The article also revealed how Adrangi is assessing the improvement and status of the Proteostasis (PTI) drug that many investors are eyeing on. He said in the article that its value may be overhyped, but this is just a theory. He also added that there are many difficulties in monetizing such product, and so it is best for the investors to stay in a conservative approach on such investment asset.

 

What most people should know, too, about Adrangi is the fact that he is also a renowned resource speaker for various conferences, including the Distressed Debt Investing Conference. His knowledge in the field has generated a lot of funding for Kerrisdale’s investment portfolio.

 

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Interesting Assertions in Shervin Pishevar’s Tweet Storm

Shervin Pishevar let loose a Twitter storm that had some serious, and at times dire, predictions in it. In addition to the predictions, the Twitter storm held some analysis of current situations, particularly in the market, as well as of nations. While some of his predictions may not come true, simply due to the rather unpredictable nature of the market itself, some assertions that Pishevar made might actually hit the mark. Below are some of these assertions made by Pishevar.

Globalization of Talent

In his tweets, Pishevar deals with the tech industry for quite some time. Part of his assertions about the state of the tech industry, particularly dealing with Silicon Valley, is that there is a major shift occurring. Part of that shift, in Pishevar’s mind, is that Silicon Valley is no longer a physical location but an idea.

As an idea, the ethos of Silicon Valley can be transplanted and developed anywhere in the world, not just in the USA. Shervin Pishevar also makes the point that since Silicon Valley is more of an idea now, talented people no longer have to come to the USA, as this idea is without borders.

This analysis of the tech/entrepreneur space is an interesting one and may prove to be true, if not proven already. Markets around the world are becoming enormous and may not slow down. There are certain countries that pose a significant challenge to the USA, particularly in Asia. Only time will tell how these competing market forces will move forward in the future.

Institutions Becoming Irrelevant

This is perhaps one of the boldest and far reaching assertions that Shervin Pishevar makes throughout his entire tweet storm, simply due to the enormity of it. That being said, Pishevar’s logic may not be that far off. The idea is that institutions, both government and financial, are in danger of irrelevance due to digital currencies that are not associated with any state. The idea is that with this type of currency, middle-men can be cut out and there can be a more frictionless economy.

While this may be quite a claim, Shervin Pishevar may not be far off, as the power and potential of the Internet expands more and more. As with the previous claim, however, only time will tell.

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Ryan Seacrest: A Day in the Life

Ryan Seacrest is a broadcasting workhorse. He hosts the long-running hit series American Idol, hosts a nationally syndicated morning radio show “On Air with Ryan Seacrest“, hosts and produces the annual ABC show Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve”, co-hosts the ABC morning show “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and produces numerous shows including the “E! Red Carpet Award Show” specials and the “Keeping up with the Kardashians” series of reality shows in addition to programs on E!, Bravo, Netflix and YouTube as well as the NBC police drama “Shades of Blue.” This is all in addition to his philanthropic work through the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and his men’s wear line Distinction and his men’s skin care line Polish.

With all going on how does Ryan Seacrest find time in the day? Practice and experience.

Waking up at 6 o’clock every morning, Ryan Seacrest starts the day with a shave and a shower. He enjoys some matcha tea and coffee before getting to his workout routine.

He calls exercise a vital part of his lifestyle, using a personal trainer each day that he even takes for location shoots to ensure that he keeps his workout routine no matter what. He has also recently taken up boxing training and loves running through parks and the outdoors.

Then before and during his commute to the “Live” set Ryan Seacrest catches up on media- news stories, shows and other media so he can stay up to date as a broadcaster and media producer himself.

Seacrest has learned over the years to let things take their own time. In his early career he used to scramble to get things done ASAP but has learned that some things will wait. He holds off on doing interviews until the afternoon, something he says he had to train himself to do but has been a great help for him in planning out his days.

A lover of food and wine Ryan Seacrest enjoys the mostly vegan meals he enjoys with his family on the weekends. He is also a fan of locking his phone and giving himself some time away from it.

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