The story of the life of Vijay Eswaran, the co-founder and executive director of the multilevel marketing giant the QI Group, is the stuff of legends throughout Asia. It also serves as a source of inspiration for countless people.
Vijay Eswaran has gone from picking grapes, driving a cab and doing construction work to survive in Europe to now being one of Asia’s richest men. He has done so due to his work in the direct marketing industry. Born in Penang, Malaysia to civil servants, this working-class hero has shown many people what is possible when they are willing to work hard and focus their energies.
Vijay Eswaran became involved in multilevel marketing almost by accident. While trying to survive in Europe during his time attending the London School of Economics, he was introduced to direct marketing and earned his professional certification. Read more: Dato’ Sri Vijay Eswaran Speaks At World Economic Forum 2016
Eswaran leaned more about the industry while working on his MBA in the United States. In 1998 he was approached by the Cosway Group and given the opportunity to stat his own direct marketing company in the Philippines. With limited experience but driven by a desire to succeed, he accepted the challenge and went on to build an incredibly successful organization.
The QI Group employs more than a million independent sales representatives to market its wide range of products. Those sales representatives take the products to big cities and remote villages throughout Asia. Their work has helped millions of people to gain access to high-quality modern products they would ordinarily have never seen.
Plus working for the QI Group has helped untold numbers of people to improve their quality of life. And Vijay Eswaran and the QI Group has also given millions of dollars in charitable donations to individuals and organizations throughout Asia.
Today Eswaran has amassed a fortune in excess of $500 million. But he is beloved throughout the region because he hasn’t selfishly kept the money for himself. Instead he has become known for his philanthropic works. Vijay Eswaran has given so much to so many the he was voted a Hero of Philanthropy by Forbes Asia.
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While the roots of regenerative medicine go back decades, only in recent years has the treatment started to become more common. This is in no small part because of the contribution to the field by the renowned Dr. Cameron Clokie of Toronto Canada. Dr. Clokie started his career as a clinical dentist with a focus on the academic aspects of dentistry.
According to Crunchbase, Cameron Clokie has many credentials and experience, including being named as the Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This title was granted in addition to Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Clokie retired from academics in 2017, to focus on other ventures.
Regenerative medicine is the closest thing to set the clock back that is found currently. Using a protein, bone is able to be regrown as if the patient is a baby again. It stimulates the same process that spurred bone development in babies and fetuses, growing a brand new bone from “scratch” so to speak.
Dr. Clokie is credited with recently being able to regrow part of a jawbone for a man who had lost his to a tumor. “With this patient, we’ve actually regrown a jawbone that is identical [to the one] he lost.” Dr. Clokie noted.
The protein that causes the regrowth is added to a putty-like gel solution that is then molded into the shape of the missing bone area. At this point, blood vessels begin to grow over the gel and the gel itself begins to dissolve. In its place, new bone begins to grow to close the gap.
This procedure, however, does not come cheap and is not covered by Medicaid. This issue is one that Dr. Clokie remains passionate about changing. Originally harvested from the bones of cadavers, he turned to Dr. Clokie later turned to a U.S. biotech firm in hopes of finding a new source. This firm was able to produce the protein in hamsters.
The next project is to start inserting the human gene that grows the needed protein into goat embryos, allowing the protein to be harvested directly from the milk they would produce. This would allow the cost to go down as well as the source to be able to keep producing it for a longer term.
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Dick DeVos comes from Michigan. He was born in Grand Rapids and went to a public school in Forest Hills. His family allowed DeVos to be involved in the family business from an early age. When the family would put on events or host parties, Dick and his brother were playing mini hosts and doing all the little tasks that needed to be done around the house while the event was on. It taught both of them the appreciation for small things people can do for each other. It was also Dick’s first insight into the business his family runs and owns.
He went to Northwood University to study business administration and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree. Later his education took him to Harvard, but he left the Business School before graduating. Other things seemed more interesting at the time, and DeVos joined an executive study program at Wharton School. His business interests were stronger, and he pursued his career choice.
In 1974 he started his career at Amway Corporation to use his talents as well as learn new skills. He worked with different divisions during his time at the company. Manufacturing, Marketing, sales and even finance became his playing fields where he could utilize his skills and gain new knowledge helping to expand his horizons. In the 80s he became the VP of the company. It put him in charge of operations in eighteen different countries.
A leadership position highlighted his leadership talents, and the corporation was able to expand their operations and raise sales numbers. The overseas sales leapt from 5% to 50% of all sales within six years.
DeVos worked for Orlando Magic which his family were able to acquire in the nineties. He later became a part owner together with his siblings. His experience and business understanding are praised by people who work alongside DeVos.
Dick DeVos left Orlando Magic to re-join Amway as the CEO after his father had left. He was in charge of a significant international change the company went through and created a new parent company called Alticor. Dick and his brother Doug joined forces to put the company on the global trading stage and avoid job cuts when the economy dropped.
He is a dedicated leader and also a well-known philanthropist. His dedication to charity comes from the understanding of how important is education. He also knows that nothing comes for free and you have to work for every little thing you achieve in life. Therefore helping others has become a passion for Dick DeVos.
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Jim Tananbaum is credited for founding Foresite Capital. He established the firm as a healthcare-committed private equity company focusing on identifying the next healthcare leaders. The corporation enhances their profitability by offering them with capital, networks and information. Before launching Foresite Capital, Jim Tananbaum had co-established two of the leading biopharmaceutical firms. He is credited for establishing GelTex Pharmaceuticals that introduced two drugs into the market. Geltex accomplished manufactured these drugs for less than $80 million. In 1998, Geltex was purchased for a consideration of $1.6 billion. At the time, its flagship drug, Renagel (Renzela), had yearly revenues of over $200 million. More than 20 years after it was developed, Renzela is estimated to generate nearly $1 billion in annual revenues.
Jim is also the co-founder and CEO of Theravance, Inc. The company shares a respiratory franchise of GSK through a joint venture with Innoviva. It also completed a spin-off that resulted in the establishment of Theravance Biopharma, Inc. The two firms have a market capitalization of $3.2 billion. Tananbaum’s is credited for being behind the success of Prospect Venture Partners II and III where he served as the founding partner. Moreover, at the start of his profession, Jim was a partner at Sierra Ventures.
Jim Tananbaum remarks that the idea of founding Foresite Capital originated from his extensive experience in the healthcare industry where he had rendered his services for over 25 years. In this period, Jim says that he could point to multiple experiences that led him to recognize vital success factors that would be beneficial to entrepreneurs and different firms. According to his Medium.com blog, Foresite means to comprehend and harness healthcare’s future.
About Jim Tananbaum
Jim Tananbaum is the CEO of Foresite Capital Management. In his investment career, Tananbaum has offered his leadership skills to many investments, including Amira Pharmaceuticals, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Amerigroup, and Healtheon. He built Foresite Capital with the objective of marrying diverse elements of his profession to establish a new investment platform.
He holds a B.S and B.S.E.E from the renowned Yale University. He also holds an M.D. and M.B.A from the revered Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School respectively. In addition, Jim graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with an M.S. For many years, Jim has been interested in combining hard sciences and computer science with healthcare. Driven by this interest, Jim has gone ahead to develop long-term and productive relationships with leading academicians.
Many companies these days claim to have a great online or digital experience. They have active social media profiles and websites where you can order many items. However, many fall short when it comes to delivering that seamless experience for the consumer that transcends retail almost entirely to bring the full experience to the user within the comfort of their computer, tablet of phone right from the comfort of their own home.
One company that stands apart as being truly digital first is Fabletics. If you haven’t heard of it, it is a brand that sells “athleisurewear,” and is headed up by actress and fitness guru Kate Hudson. Athleisurewear is athletic wear that transitions from place to place, meaning you can go for a run or hit the gym or yoga studio and then be trendy enough to run errands, do some shopping or grab a lunch. The company has been around for about 3 short years and since then has gone from an small startup to a $250 million dollar company with over 1.4 million members across the world.
The secret for their success? They use a reverse showroom model that brings the full “showroom” or store experience to their customers online. Fabletics website is its own little world and store that members can come back to again and again to keep up with trends. Fabletics uses a membership model so that once a member signs up, they receive a consistent monthly shipment of an outfit of Fabletics’ high end athletic gear. From there, they can either return the pieces they don’t like, or keep them. The simplicity of the reverse showroom model also means that Fabletics has significantly lower overhead than many other stores in its vertical. Additionally, Fabletics is a data first company and uses specific consumer data to determine what will sell in the future and to easily pivot trends to make sure customers are incredibly happy with their membership. All of these factors combined have brought Fabletics the success it has seen today by becoming a company that prioritizes digital.
It also must be mentioned that Kate Hudson’s work with Fabletics is another reason it has been so successful. She said that when becoming the spokesperson for Fabletics, she always intended to be more than the fact of the commercials. She truly believes in the product and in bringing quality athletic wear at affordable prices to women across the globe.
Karl Heideck is a contract attorney in the Philadelphia area. He mainly practices in civil litigation, compliance and risk management. Heideck attended Swarthmore College where he received his Bachelors Degree in English language and literature in 2003. Later, he went to Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law, where he graduated with honors in 2009.
After he graduated, he began working at a professional practice. He received a lot of great experience while he worked around Philadelphia. He worked as a project attorney at Pepper Hamilton LLP and even had an associate position at Conrad O’Brien. Currently, Karl is working at Grant and Eisenhower PA as an attorney.
Karl specialized in litigation, which is an action brought in court to enforce a certain right. A big case Karl Heideck was involved in was the lawsuit by Philadelphia, represented by attorney’s at Grant and Eisenhower, against Wells Fargo. They decided to sue because the bank was violating the Fair Housing Act of 1968. They were alleged to be using predatory lending practices directed at minority mortgage borrowers. They specifically aimed their practice towards African American and Hispanic borrowers. They would offer them risky loans with high interest rates even though they did not have a credit score that qualifies. They denied the charges, but do not look too well in the public eye. Wells Fargo had a slightly tarnished reputation prior to these allegations. A year prior, they were accused of being involved in a scandal that dealt with bankers opening illegitimate bank accounts in their customers names. This accusation alone makes Wells Fargo a hard company to trust. Most people will not trust someone who comes from a place of business that tried to scam a former customer. Conclusively, Wells Fargo bank was accused of redlining. Redlining is an old practice that involves drawing red lines around neighborhoods they do not want to give loans to. These lines are usually drawn around neighborhoods that contain certain ethnicities and races. Redlining is not illegal if it is done and the neighborhoods do not meet other, more ethical standards. When doing this, Wells Fargo broke the constitution.
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Mindstrong Health just announced that they were funded $14 million by Foresite Capital, ARCH Venture Partners, Optum Ventures and One Mind Brain Health Impact Fund. They will use this money to advance their AI based and innovative platform. The platform will be used to detect average smartphone usage and compare that with the tracking and detection of the recordings of a person’s cognitive function. This technology is innovative and will create a huge advancement in the medical field. It will also be life changing for those who suffer from mental disorders. These disorders will diagnose in a new, easier way.
These diagnoses will also be more accurate because it will remove the subjective manner in which mental disorders are currently being identified. Mindstrong seeks to avoid the human error in current clinical settings and presents an option that will completely change the way that mental health is understood and treated. They hope to one day be able to diagnose mental disorder in the same way that physical ailments are. It will be as simple and as accurate as checking blood pressure. The readings will also be more accurate and natural since the data will be recorded during an average day while the smartphone is being used. The information will no longer be affected by clinical environments and human error.
One of the companies that is backing Mindstrong is Foresite Capital because they believe this is going to be huge for the health industry. Jim Tananbaum, CEO and Managing Director, believes Mindstrong to be a asset in both the investment and medical worlds. Jim was recently added to the 2017 Forbes Midas List, which is a collection of the top investors. See, https://inc42.com/buzz/forbes-midas-top-100-investors-2017/.
Jim Tananbaum has vast expertise in both the healthcare and investment industries, and his experienced is built on a foundation of extensive and impressive schooling. He has spent his time founding and developing a wide variety of healthcare franchises in healthcare that are all beneficial to the economy. He predicts that Mindstrong is going to be a huge help to patients and also that will save the healthcare industry a lot of money.
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A political action committee dedicated to ending dirty money in politics was launched in 2015. The PAC named End Citizens United was dedicated to making its name a reality in the 2016 elections by campaigning for financial reforms. This was to be done through channeling millions of dollars to Democratic Party candidates in Senate and competitive House races across the nation. In less than a month after its launch, End Citizens United contributed over $2 million from small donors and targeted to contribute between $25 million to $30 million.
End Citizens United major objective is to overturn the 2010 Supreme Court ruling, “Citizens United,” which led to increasing in dark money in the United States politics. A month after it was launched, over 325, 000 people had already signed it. Moreover, they partnered a super PAC, Ready for Hillary, to enable it to reach more liberal supporters. In a bid to reverse Citizens United, End Citizens United endorsed several leaders, who could push their agenda through while in power. To reverse such a ruling, End Citizens United will require must win from two-thirds of the House and the Senate and ratification from three-fourths of the states.
Target on 2018 Election
In 2017, End Citizens United raised $4 million and projects to raise $35 million before the 2018 congress elections. Given that the PAC spent $25 million in the 2016 presidential campaigns, this projected figure will be significantly huge. The first quarter of 2017 saw 100,000 people contributing to the PAC with 40,000 of them being new contributors. The donors of the PAC feel that the system is corrupt and only the individuals who can write huge checks have they opinions listened to. This coupled with Democrats fury about Trump’s win shows the momentum that they have to fight back in the 2018 congress elections.
Earlier this year, the PAC raised $ 4 million to support first-time House candidate Jon Ossoff. The PAC is evaluating the races, which it will fund in 2018, but indicated that it might consider defending Democratic senators Sherrod Brown and Jon Tester of Ohio and Montana respectively. The high rates of contribution by End Citizens United have attracted a lot of concerns from campaign finance committees, who are opposed to grassroots political cash collection. Although End Citizens United has put in place a funding cap of $5,000, the PAC was ranked among the top contributors of Democratic Party in 2016 elections. The fruits of this PAC were evident during Betsy DeVos confirmation when the Senate voted 50-50.
Overview of End Citizens United
End Citizens United was established in March 2015 with a mission to eliminate big money in politics. The driving goal of this PAC is to reverse the 2010 Supreme Court ruling named Citizens United, which allowed entrance of big and dirty money in politics. The PAC is funded by grassroots donors and is devoted to elect leaders who will fight to reverse the 2010 Supreme Court Ruling.
E-cigarettes have been growing in popularity ever since their initial inception. There is a common belief that e-cigs are a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes. Though this may be true, they have been found to not actually be a health choice at all. A study led by Ifran Rahman has found that e-cigs are causing damage to gums and have the potential hazard of leading to gum disease. At the molecular level it has been found that the inflammatory proteins released during vaporization is irritating the gum cells and hurting them over time. Obviously the more one uses e-cigs the more cumulative damage will occur. To add to this, the flavoring chemicals are not doing the gums any favors as they are also causing damage to the cells. Nicotine is also involved in e-cigs which are also an ingredient in cigarettes. This is an addictive ingredient that also has the potential to lead to gum disease. Though the simply healthy solution to not letting e-cigs effect you is to stop smoking them, many people are simply ignorant to the fact that they are bad for you at all. Fortunately for us, a medical man by the name of Ifran Rahman who is a Professor of Medicine and holds a PHD, has a sneaking suspicion that there might be some problems involved in consuming them. The study about e-cigs was led by him. Check Oncotarget at scimagojr.com
Ifran Rahman hopes companies will choose to be transparent in noting all the products being utilized in the production of e-cigs. So far this has not been the case s ingredients not listed have been found to exist in the products. As more ingredients are uncovered, it will be easier for people like Ifran Rahman to deduce and test health effects.
Oncotarget is a peer reviewed journal that utilized the opinion and facts formed through the wisdom and experience of medical professionals all over. They simply seek to formulate better medical protocols and improve patient satisfaction and care. Thus far they have done a good job as they are well on their way to improving the medical industry.
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A lot of people are going to be impressed with the shopping experience that they get when they visit a mall that has been created by Roberto Santiago. He is one of the top entrepreneurs in Brazil when it comes to real estate for shopping centers. He helped build a massive shopping Center in 1989, and he created another shopping center of sizable proportions and 2014. Both of these shopping centers have done very well in Brazil, and it has allowed people to look at the shopping experience in a much different way.
Many people may say that Roberto Santiago is responsible for changing the landscape of commercial real estate when it comes to the retail industry in Brazil. He has been able to bring a wide assortment of shops and entertainment venues to places that many people may have never assumed they would see these types of outlets. Robert Santiago has managed to successfully bring bowling alleys, movie theaters food courts and retail clothing stores all under one roof. This is what he has been able to capitalize on as a real estate investor that knows that Brazil needed something else to make up the landscape that was currently in place.
Roberto Santiago has made his mark in real estate, and people that have been able to partake in what he has develop our singing his praises. As someone that is close to his retirement years Roberto Santiago has never stop working on his dream when it comes to commercial real estate. He has continued to be persistent about expanding his vision of retail shopping centers, and he has pump a lot of money into the commercialization of Brazil through shopping and entertainment venues.
Roberto Santiago has really made a huge Improvement in the landscape of Brazil. This shopping mall has created has more than 2,000 parking spaces. This allows a ton of people to come to this shopping and entertainment venue and spend the entire day enjoying themselves in the company of their friends or family. This has also become the place to be for people that want to have parties. There is a conference room here as well, and there is also a concert hall inside of this shopping extravaganza. Read more on comunique-se.com.
The Manaira mall is definitely a conversation piece for all that are experiencing it for the first time. This is what Roberto Santiago wanted people to go away with. He wanted them to have a feeling of experiencing something that they have never witnessed before when they got the opportunity to go to his mall. He has exceeded the expectations of many tourists and natives that were simply looking for a place to shop. He has gone above and beyond by creating the type of environment that caters to all that would prefer and all-inclusive shopping environment. It is not every day that people get the opportunity to go to a place that offers people access to a wide range of activities along with their shopping experience.