QI Group Executive Chairman Vijay Eswaran was once interviewed by Entrepreneur to talk about how he started in his line of work and what most excites him about the future. One thing he mentioned in this interview was QI University, a university that QI Group has founded in partnership with the Malaysian government, and they’re working on a plan for a complete green campus at the new QI City location. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://hk.linkedin.com/in/eswaranvijay
This green campus would use a variety of non-fossil fuel energy sources such as solar panels, windmills and other platforms that would power the housing and transportation. The new QI City would also have shopping outlets, parks and all the fun features you would find in a regular municipality.
Vijay Eswaran was born to a government worker and school teacher in Malaysia and learned quite a bit about spiritualism and generosity. It was his father who he admired the most, and when he later went into business he started the Vijayratnam Foundation in his honor.
Vijay Eswaran graduated from the London School of Economics with a B.S. in socioeconomics, and then completed graduate school with an MBA at Southern Illinois University. He was a consultant for several IT-based companies for a few years after graduating, and then he turned his interest to multilevel marketing and direct selling.
In 1998 Vijay Eswaran moved back to Malaysia and formed a team of businessmen who started what would become a major direct selling enterprise. He named the company QI Group Ltd. and placed its headquarters in Hong Kong.
QI Group sells household products, cosmetics supplies, and health products primarily through QNet and its independent resellers. But it’s also the parent company of QI Asset Management and QI University at Perak. Eswaran has also led philanthropy through QI Group’s RYTHM Foundation and the Vijayratnam Foundation.
Richard Mishaan is a New York interior designer born in Cartagena, Colombia. Part of his early life was spent in Italy. In 1978 he moved to New York. His unique vision is impacted by both his Columbian heritage with its colorful cities and being surrounded by color growing up in Italy. Throughout his design career he’s always found ways to make disparate objects coexist beautifully. This has now become his signature. He’s the owner of Richard Mishaan Design which he founded in 1991 in New York City.
Not long ago, Architectural Digest featured Mishaan’s New York residence. His art-filled home located on Fifth Avenue features a wide array of textures, patterns, furnishings as well as an eye-popping assortment of art. It fits right in line with Mishaan’s reputation as the ultimate mix master. The entrance hall features a sculpture by Manolo Valdés and glass wall piece by Rob Wynne. He’s known for his harmonious juxtapositions of contemporary sculpture with maybe a 17th-century console. That has made him a favorite among collectors.
The apartment overlooking Central Park is where Mishaan and his wife Marcia Rolfe Mishaan raised their son, Nick and daughter, Ali. Clearly a family space, it nonetheless has museum-quality art and fine furniture. It features a table by Guy de Rougement holding a Chinese artist Zhang Wang stainless-steel piece and a neoclassical carved-wood console. The walls have Rob Wynne glass droplets and a scene painted by Federico Andreotti, a 19th-century Italian painter. Plus there’s a green-and-white marble floor and a cerulean-blue ceiling. It’s an unlikely combination that creates an original look.
Artfully Modern, Richard Mishaan’s soon-to-be-released second monograph, will show homes he decorated in Cartagena, Columbia, Long Island, Mew York and Manhattan. It reflects his individualization and liberal use of idiosyncratic art. It includes pieces by Andy Warhol, painter Donald Baechler, Fernando Botero, an Eric Schmitt designed elegant bronze chair, Marie Antoinette’s 18th-century fauteuil, and much more. Mishaan’s wife called the apartment his lab. Mishaan said his eclectic eye creates an irresistible pull when he stumbles on the perfect object. He then figures out where to put it.
Fabletics is a popular “Athleisure” brand in the United States and is now serving its unique range of fitness clothing and accessories worldwide. One of the co-owners of the brand is Kate Hudson, who is an Emmy Award Winner Hollywood actress and has a huge fan following. Her popularity also helped Fabletics take off on a positive note in a highly competitive and otherwise saturated online fashion retail market. Fabletics, even though a relatively young company, is already eating up from the market share of Amazon in the fashion retail business, a company that has dominated the market for long and continued to hold over 20 percent market share.
However, with the pace at which Fabletics is growing, it might change soon. Fabletics has a very attractive and affordable subscription membership model in which the customers just need to pay a small base amount each month in return for personalized fitness clothing from Fabletics, and a host of other perks and discounts. Every month, Fabletics sends an email with a selection of athleisure products to choose from to the customers. The collection is personalized for each customer as per their preference, lifestyle, body type and size. It is one of the most significant reasons why so many women prefer Fabletics because the brand does not only offer quality products but an enhanced customer experience as well.
The reverse showroom technique the company followed is also one of the reasons why the brand achieved success much sooner than many would’ve anticipated. The company aimed at making its customer base stronger and make its brand identity stronger. It helped the brand to become popular among the public, which helped Fabletics get the sustainability it needed as a startup. Once Fabletics established itself a mainstream brand with a constant inflow of steady revenue, the company took the step of opening showrooms across the country.
The showrooms are intended to increase the awareness of the brand and make more members, rather than to increase its sale. It is a kind of marketing and business strategy that is used earlier by many favorite brands, like Apple and Warby Parker. The focus of showroom here is to make the presence felt, and which is what Fabletics is doing so well by giving its competition a tough run for its money.
Many women use the products of Fabletics, and they all have only kind words to say about the brand, the quality of the products, its highly available and affordable membership, and overall, the value of money it delivers. You can take the Lifestyle Quiz at the company’s site to know more about it aims to personalize the shopping experience for its customers.
The Copa Star Hospital is one of the premier hospitals in Brazil and is known as a leader in the luxury hospital segment. When a person is admitted to the hospital, some things are always running through his mind, about the kind of treatment that they will be receiving and the place where they will be staying. The Copa Star Hospital takes the idea of a luxury hotel, and blends it with the concept of a fully functional medical facility, to give their patients the best treatment that they could expect from a hospital. By being the kind of hospital it is, The Copa Star Hospital has received wide acclaim throughout Brazil and is known to set the standard for hospitals in the country. Visit their profile page on Facebook.Com
Ambience plays a large factor in the overall health of patients when they are admitted as well as during their phase of recovery. People like staying in a classy hotel, but no one would voluntarily want to stay at a hospital, just because of the various notions that come along with it. The internal, as well as the external architecture of the hospital, boasts of contemporary designs with one of the best aesthetics seen in a hospital. Inside and out, The Hospital Copa Star is truly an architectural masterpiece.
The Hospital Copa Star knows that it can be quite easy to get caught up in the looks of it all and to forget about the things that matter the most. At the end of the day, The Copa Star is a hospital, and therefore needs to have all the amenities that a hospital should have. It doesn’t just have the amenities; it has some of the best facilities in place to service their patients to the best of their abilities. Using the latest technology and discoveries in medicine, The Copa Star Hospital leads in cutting-edge treatments. All the machines within the hospital are regularly updated to keep up with the times and always to offer the most efficient treatment for their patients.
Even when it comes to the doctors, The Copa Star Hospital has some of the best residents in the field. The doctors at The Copa Star Hospital have all been certified as being excellent at what they do. The hospital ensures that they are always staffed, no matter what the time of the day. This is mainly done so that the hospital can provide round the clock care to all the patients that are admitted to the hospital.
The hospital knows that to keep up with their luxury standards and to ensure that all their patient’s needs are met, they have to use a good amount of energy and electricity. By only using green energy, The Copa Star Hospital was able to reduce their carbon footprint, being recognized as a shining example of sustainability and energy conservation did on a large scale.
When it comes to processing beef, poultry, fish and other delicious meats few companies have met the taste and production standards of OSI Group.
OSI Group is one of the world’s largest distributors in the meat market and they’ve maintained their success through remaining true to company values. They’ve also acquired several other distribution companies and processing centers over the last few years including Tyson Food Plant, Baho Food and Flagship Europe.
Tyson Food Plant was struggling to keep its south Chicago factory open this last year and its workers were being told they’d have to look for other jobs soon, but OSI Group decided to purchase the plant and told all the workers they could remain if they wished. OSI Group’s acquisition of Baho Food also allowed several factories across France and the Netherlands to remain open and Baho now can supply even more chain markets and restaurants. Flagship Europe was grateful for the acquisition by OSI Group which has allowed them to keep their brand name and will leave CEO Russell Maddock to manage the company as well.
OSI Group has changed in size and scope over the years but they strive to treat every employee as part of their family. This is because they started as a family company run by Otto Kolschowsky who together with his sons turned a small butcher shop into a prominent meat processing and prepared foods company. OSI Group was one of the first McDonalds restaurant suppliers, but they’ve now expanded to include Pizza Hut, KFC, Wendy’s and many others. They have built operations reaching all the way from Chicago to China.
Dr Richard Shinto is the president and also the Chief Executive Officer at InnovaCare Health Solutions. He got his B.S from California University at Irvine as well he obtained his M.B.A from the University of Redlands. He began his medical journey as a pulmonologist and internist from Southern California he later joined MedPartners Corporate and served as the vice president. Dr. Shinto became the Chief Executive Officer at Aveta Inc and now he has more than 20 years of experience in the medical care industry. He has also got numerous awards including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award which was held at Hyatt New Brunswick.
Ms Penelope Kokkinides is the Chief Administrative Officer of InnovaCare Health Solutions. Before that she was the Chief Operating Officer at Aveta Inc. he as well served as the Chief Operating at Touchstone Health HMO. He got his B.S in biological science from Binghamton University and later M.S in Social Work at the Colombia University. Furthermore he has over 15 years’ experience in the medical industry.
Rick Shinto as the CEO and Penelope Kokkinides also as the CAO of InnovaCare Health, the two leaders are the reason why the company had rapidly developed. Through their management the company provides quality and low prices medical services to the community. They introduced Medicare Advantage which is a program through Medicare receivers can use private insurance organization so that they can pay for the services they want. Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides are both experiences therefore leading to InnovaCare Health recognized for using skilled doctors and efficient medical practices and always ensuring that patient’s priority comes first and the good relation among the patient and staff members who work at the organization. The organization main goal is to always provide low costing services to patients. Read more about Rick on Smart Brief.
The company approximately uses 5,000 staff not only to assist patients to heal but also they provide preventive maintenance services and wellness. InnovaCare linked with Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN) so that they can grow their payments tactic. Dr. Richard Shinto and the other companies believe that through their association they will provide better services and achieve more.
End Citizens United is a forum used by Democrats to fight for new reforms and was formed in 2015. This organization is a movement funded by a wide range of financiers mostly middle-income earners.
End Citizens United mission and objective
End Citizens United’s focus is to revolutionize the campaign finance system. They plan to make changes through strengthening grassroots to fight the influence of billionaires during elections. This movement also works in collaboration with lawmakers to pass campaign finance reforms. End Citizens United mandate is to promote the election of campaign finance reforms supporters, demolish the corrupt political system, and influence the setting aside of sufficient funds for political affairs. These elected officials are expected to work towards ending the reign of Citizen United and their financial support in politics. End Citizens United will work towards raising funds for campaigns and politics.
Additionally, they will employ local citizens to enforce their power on matters pertaining federal funding. End Citizens United will be working in cooperation with Democrats who share the same vision. This merger will serve to defend potential candidates who are being bullied by big corporations, mega-donors with their political networks, and dark money. The reason behind working with the Democrats rather than Republicans is that the former is on the forefront in the fight against Citizen United. The Democrats have demonstrated care for the grassroots through their leadership.
End Citizens United reveals its mandate
End Citizens United vowed to make their name a reality by funding candidates who plan to run for the House and Senate using the Democratic ticket. A month after its launch, End Citizens United raised $2 million from a group of small donors. According to Richard Carbo, the director of End Citizens United, this movement plans to generate up to $30 million in the next financial cycle. This forum’s main goal is to pass legislations to overturn the decision made by the Supreme Court that gave Citizen United power to form PAC’s and raise dark money. In just a few months, approximately 325,000 people have signed End Citizens United’s petition. The number of people in support of this bill increased when the organization collaborated with “Ready for Hillary campaign.” End Citizens United endorsed Democratic candidates like Sen. Michael Bennet and Sen. Russ Feingold of Colorado and Wisconsin respectively.
According to Carbo, End Citizens United is unique in the sense that it plans to get people elected so that they influence changes on behalf of the group. These electorates are mainly governors and senators who support campaign finance reforms and subsequent overturn of Citizen United. End Citizens United planned to put up an expenditure arm by 2016 to fund candidate through direct mailers, television advertisements, and polling. This group has earned the loyalty of the public, and it receives unwavering support.
Companies in the energy sector are always on their toes to keep bettering themselves due to the high competition in the industry. To be in the winning team companies must be innovative and learn to diversify their services and products so as to always tap the new and coming target market. Having more than thirty years in the industry and always being a winner takes more than innovation and diversification. That one ingredient remaining is values, something that Cotemar Mexico has emphasized since its conception.
Cotemar holds strongly to their virtues and their culture. The company has created an environment that encourages employees to work together and to interact closely. This has resulted in the improvement of services and the reception their clients have on them. The environment oozes professionalism and business ethics. Employees and their leaders are respectful of one another and are encouraged to raise any issues as they come. The company has maintained its position as the leading in the industry by making sure that they hire and trained a competent pool of professionals.
The company offers a wide variety of services to their clients. The company is involved in construction, reconstruction and maintenance of offshore fields. The company utilizes innovation and high end technologies to help ensure that the fields are kept in operation all the time. Moreover, the company offers transportation by providing luxurious vessels and ships to their clients. They also provide hospitality services that vary from dining to laundry. The guests who come in are assured of an epic holiday experience with them.
Cotemar Mexico knows that they can’t achieve greatness without the commitment and the devotion of their employees. For that reason, the company is committed to ensuring that they foster growth and development of their employees’ career. The company offers training and workshops for their employees which encourages employees to better themselves in their career. Through training their employees and motivating them to achieve greatness, is a way to appreciate them for playing a huge role in their strategic position.
Cotemar Mexico has a strong social responsibility to the communities around them. The company organizes annual conferences that encourage both professionals and students to join and share information with the experts from Cotemar and other organizations. In so doing the company encourages students to work harder and know that it takes devotion and discipline in life. Cotemor is an equal employer and encourages people from all races, gender and communities to apply and work with them.