Bumble is a female dominated dating site. The site’s headquarters is based out of Austin, Texas and it is one of the world’s leading online dating portals. Bumble has been around for a short time. The site has well over 30 million registered users and most of them are under the age of 35. Bumble’s users are mainly female but there are plenty of guys on the site as well. Whitney Wolfe is Bumble’s founder and CEO.

When Whitney Wolfe started the Bumble site, she wanted to create a place where females are no longer threatened, harassed, marginalized or put down. She wanted a feminist orientated company that catered to women and what they have to offer. First, she set up Bumble to be a website where women made the first move. This was a truly different approach to the world dating. She was tired of men of having to wait around for men to approach them. She also included this action on her site because she wanted women to make the first move in all facets of their lives.

Whitney Wolfe wanted her staff to be predominantly female. She wanted her employees to be powerful women who are in charge. She hired her first three employees and together they helped to establish the foundation for Bumble’s workplace. Wolfe wanted her female employees to know that they could assert themselves in their work environment like men.

She also wanted her employees to know that they can ask for raises and compete for higher positions within the company. Bumble also created a very flexible workplace. Many of the women in this environment are mothers. Since they are, they need to have a working environment that will allow them to work part-time if needed, so they can take care of their kids and their homes. Whitney is very mindful of this. She gives her workers the flexibility they need to be working moms.

Ultimately, as CEO, she wants to create a new workplace culture. She wants a place for women to be taken care of and supported. Bumble is that type of environment. There are a few men who work at Bumble, and they are treated with equality and respect. Whitney Wolfe wants to make Bumble a great place for anyone (female or male) who decides to work for this dynamic company.

OSI Group is a famous production and food processing company that has been in existence for the past 100 years. The company was established in Chicago in 1909 and has remained committed to providing outstanding services to its clients. At a century old, OSI Group has expanded to open branches in other parts of the world. It also boasts of an increased number of employees who have been performing exemplary well for many years. Through this journey, we want to understand what has made the company remain relevant in the limelight for the past years. The company’s roots date back to the early 20th century during the German migration to Chicago. During this time, Otto Kolschowsky a member of the German community saw a need of developing a small shopping market where people of his community would buy meat. He established a meat retail market in 1909 which performed well in the first 10 years of its operations. Later after the First World War, Otto Kolschowsky expanded his business to other parts of the Chicago town.
The company continued making strides in the provision of excellent services and after the Second World War, the company changed its name to Otto & Sons. Due to modernization experienced after the second world wars, the new restaurant started developing in Chicago. The first McDonald’s restaurant was opened in Chicago in 1955. The company signed an agreement with the Otto & Sons to supply them with meat. As such, this was the breakthrough of the company that would later transform into OSI Group. With the emergence of a cutting-edge technological advancement, the company was tasked with supplying McDonald’s restaurants with quality meat that would satisfy customer needs. The sprouting of restaurants across the world meant that the OSI Group would diversify ways of transporting quality food products over a long distance to reach the expanding market.
The good corporation between the two companies’ saw OSI Group built one of the most sophisticated and state of the art facility in West Chicago. The facility was used to freeze hamburger patties which are a favorite McDonald’s restaurants delicacy. Due to the advanced technological changes, the company changed its name to OSI Industries in 1975. It has continued growing fast and in 1979, they opened the first plant outside Chicago. This signified the spirit of expansion and later moved to other parts of the region including Utah, West Jordan, and North America. OSI Group Buys Former Tyson Foods Plant in Chicago

Success in investments could be a complex mix of rational analysis, risk-management and a whole lot of unknown fortuitous variables that are too complicated to calculate. This means that it helps to be largely conservative in one’s management of investments to survive in trading. As Warren Buffet said, take all the risks you want but make sure you don’t forget that tomorrow, you still have to show up for work. Fortunately for Chief Investment Officer Sahm Adrangi of Kerrisdale Capital Management, LLC, he understands the value of being conservative and the importance of giving negative reports.

In the last negative report given by Sahm Adrangi for St. Joe Company, he argued that there’s too much misleading information about the firm. He believes that St. Joe Company’s calculation of the value of their real estate ventures could be far out or off the mark. He also believed that St. Joe’s real market value could even be lower because of the situation that its main investor, Fairholme Fund, is experiencing. The shareholder is still under investigation or processing because of the new SEC liquidity rules that will make or break the real value of the firm. This new regulation could even force St. Joe Company to force-sell its assets.

Secondly, it is seen through the analysis of Kerrisdale that no big improvement can be observed on St. Joe’s plans for their real estate project. The channel checks from Kerrisdale even saw no significant activity regarding building department inquiries over their product offerings. This leads Sahm Adrangi to argue that it’s too much of a stretch to believe in the current $1 billion assessment of the market value of the entire St. Joe Company’s projects. Such valuation could not match the current progress of the firm.
What makes Kerrisdale Capital’s assessment of St. Joe Company significantly reliable is the fact that Mr. Sahm Adrangi is the Founder itself of Kerrisdale Capital, so he holds accountable for whatever advice he gives out to his clients. He is also an experienced investment analyst, especially from his equity fund experience at Longacre Fund Management.

Do you reward your employees? Paul Herdsman, the Co-Founder of NICE Global Living, thinks you should. Rewarding exceptionally performing employees increases the chances they stay with your company. They stay happy while working at your business. They won’t feel you ignore their hard work, which encourages them to do more work.

 

Entrepreneurs and business owners have a tendency to focus on themselves. Self-driven persons usually do this. Being too focused on yourself and too little on the employees leads to mistakes. You want to keep your employees in the fold. Paul Herdsman recently discussed his approach to treating employees in a detailed online article. Paul Herdsman’s insights make sense.

 

Generally, entrepreneurs benefit from hiring the best possible employees. Skirting the different tasks associated with hiring the best employees leads to troubles. Seeing an employee quit or be fired three weeks after hiring doesn’t do anyone any good. Spend significant time working on making sure you call in the best people for interviews. Learn how to be most effective as an interviewer. Herdsman emphasized being smart with all hiring decisions.

 

New and long-time employees want to feel welcomed where they work. A relaxed and welcoming corporate culture helps achieve such a goal. Corporate culture speaks a lot about a company. You want the culture to speak positively. Read This Article to learn more.

 

In co-founding his own company and serving as COO, Paul Herdsman understands what’s necessary to grow a business. At one time, Herdsman’s company outsourced the bulk of its employees. Eventually, the decision was made to switch to in-house hiring. Such an experience opened his perspectives about working with employees.

 

Properly training employees after hiring them further enhances success potential. So, does clearly defining their roles and duties in the office. Entrepreneurs need employees who can handle important duties with an expert hand. To do so, they may need some of management’s help.

 

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Sometimes we all wish investing was as simple as flipping a coin, though this is not the case. Despite it being the most volatile field to invest in, many people such as Vinod Gupta seems to get it right. Vinod Gupta’s success story is a perfect example that one can thrive having started from the scratch. Gupta is a self-made entrepreneur born in 1946 in a tiny village near New Delhi in India. Modern amenities such as electricity, running water, current infrastructure, TV or transportation was all history to him. As a young visionary boy, Gupta has always wanted to be successful as well as help his family and community be successful too. Having been passionate about investing, he took a bank loan of $100 and started a company that later sold for $680 million. As the CEO of InfoGROUP, Gupta was able to acquire various companies and finally created a dominant firm in information technology. Vinod prides himself on providing underserved populations with employment opportunities.

 

After he had graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Gupta was employed by Commodore Corporation, a company that dealt with a mobile home. In the role of Marketing Research Analyst, he was assigned the work of compiling a list of dealers of mobile homes within the US. While doing this, it dawned on him that there never existed that kind of record. This saw him recognize the benefit of saving time for such businesses utilizing that kind of comprehensive lists. He, therefore, set out in creating his database as well as creating direct mail marketing. Within a short period, he was able to receive a lot of orders for a compiled list. This made him realize the high demand that existed for business-to-business information, and America Business was born. Go To This Page for related information.

 

Vinod Gupta believes that to invest wisely is not a matter of throwing out money to more profitable companies, but about the long-term effects, the money you invested will make. According to Gupta, companies should not practice shady businesses or work towards getting rich but instead be a part of helping the community. Read more about Vinod Gupta on Chicago Evening Post: Law School At IIT Kharagpur, Established By Vinod Gupta, Rated Number One In Research And Number Four Overall In India

 

 

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Glen Wakeman is an accomplished businessman from Miami, Florida. He had extensive experience in investment and management. He mentors and invest in start-up businesses. He carries over 20 years of experience in finances. As of today, Wakeman is the CEO and creator of LaunchPad Holdings. Glen earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, followed by a BS in Finance/Economics from the University of Scranton. Wakeman is Six Sigma Black Belt certified, a certification only given to those that exhibit sharp leadership qualities.

LaunchPad is a service where entrepreneurs can devise a plan for their start-up company to achieve sustained success. LaunchPad ToolKit recommends tips and advice to available new entrepreneurs in order to achieve sustained progress and success. Investors and advisors have the opportunity to get involved with start-up businesses through LaunchPad.

Glen Wakeman believes in a 5 step methodology. They include leadership, cooperation, execution, damage control/risk management and maintaining a system though governance.

Wakeman was the CEO of Nova Four, a service for rapid business growth and investment opportunity. Throughout his career he has been awarded international and domestic awards for his strategic efforts within the investment industry.

Wakeman served as CEO of GE Money Latin America. During this position, he organized and managed an operation involving a total of 9 countries. This dynamic multi-national company generated revenue in excess of $100 million. This company also employed over 17,000 people. Also during this time, he aligned with new partners and linked with new products.

Wakeman attributes his high curiosity for his ability to quickly problem-solve and discover new and innovative solutions. Glen Wakeman has stated his regret of not keeping in touch with those who helped him along his journey to success. He explains the benefit social media has on the relationship of business partners and advisors. Glen pointed out how critical it is for entrepreneurs to stay well-connected. He advises keeping organized and maintaining connection amongst trusted and helpful business partners. Wakeman has been an inspiration for many young entrepreneurs and has helped pave the path for many entrepreneurs to achieve success.

 

Adam Milstein is a co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, which offers various services to the Jewish organizations and fosters its relationship with the United States. He is a philanthropist and his organisations offers financial support to the Jewish people. Born and raised in Israel he fought in the Yom Kippur War and relocated to the USA in 1981. He is actively involved in real estate market and works to help his Jewish community.

His operations are based on three principles which are; philanthropy, relying on the MFF which offers both expertise and financial help to the projects they are involved with. The life path impact, which works to ensure they maintain a touch with the children and adults thereby fostering a deep Israeli-America connection, the philanthropic synergy, which offers financial help to similar organizations working towards the realization of his goals and visons.

Adam Milstein latest publication on the times of Israel Diaspora connects the Jewish history, the leadership, and the day-to-day challenges affecting the Jewish people. He urges that for the problems facing Israel, only great leaders would be able to go past those challenges. He talks about the contributions of the first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, Revisionist Zionism Ze’ev Jabotinsky and Golda Meir the first female Prime Minister whose efforts resulted in the formation of an independent Jewish state.

Several tough leaders have helped make Israel what is today although the country is facing many challenges. The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign seeks to destroy the Israeli nation. For these set of challenges an action should be initiated and requires tough leadership. The Jewish American community needs to uphold the national heroes of the country. It is for these that able leadership is required to inspire the next crop of Jewish leaders in America.

In his daily work, Adam Milstein believes that the potential for the next crop of leader is there. He identifies youths in various leadership positions such as those taking part in Israeli-Community Council, and those in the Tzofim and B’nei Akiva youth groups who end up serving in the IDF. Adam Milstein believes that for these leaders to fight anti-Semitism and make Israel great, they have to be supported, nurtured and be given the tools they need to succeed.