Richard Liu Qiangdong is a Chinese renowned entrepreneur and CEO of JD.com. JD.com is one of China’s largest e-commerce platforms. The father of two spoke at an interview and revealed many things concerning his personal life and business life. While he is busy working at his company, he finds time to spend with family of two children and wife. His last born is too young to realize how successful and famous his father is.
Richard Liu went through a lot of trouble starting and growing a company that is now very popular in China. The e-commerce platform is a preferred shopping destination for many people in China. This is contributed to the fact that 15% of China consumer consumption takes place online. It is way more than the percentage of consumer consumption that takes place online in the United States.
It all started in 1998. Richard Liu was struggling with financial challenges. He put his entrepreneurial mind into work and started a tech shop. The tech shop sold computer accessories. The business picked up quickly and conceived 11 more shops. The success story of Richard Lie Qiangdong which led a rising trajectory fell down abruptly after the sars outbreak in China. He had nothing to do but close down the business for fear of contracting the disease.
He eventually ventured into e-commerce after a while of soul searching and thinking. The business did well with fast-moving consumer goods being the top-selling products. Before going there, the platform only sold few products including electronics and IT equipment. Richard Liu added products with time to fill the platform with authenticated products. The platform had no room for unauthenticated products because Richard Liu was striving to streamline the online market which was otherwise “chaotic”.
JD.com has come a long way to have over 1 billion products and its presence felt around the world. They are not resting until the company becomes the number online shopping platform in the world. According to Richard Liu Qiangdong, it will take 10 years only for JD.com to attain that. So far, it has expanded to some parts of Southern Asia and it looks to make a move into the United States market.
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Doe Deere is a hardworking, driven, visionary, and American entrepreneur, creator of “Lime Crime.” A vegan, cruelty free cosmetics line “Made for unicorns”. Beautiful colors, shimmers, and sparkles adorn lipsticks, shadows, whimsically colored hair dye, and blushers made for every beautiful skin tone or shade. The imagination inspired colors celebrates the unicorn in us all. Whether headed off to a 9 to 5 job, a Holiday party, or just playing dress up at home. Doe Deere, originally named Xenia Vorotova, moved to New York City, with a taste for the American dream, at the age of 17 years old joined by her mother and sister from Russia.
What Doe Deere experienced upon arriving in the United States was anything but “The American Dream.” She and her family were homeless, and lived in a homeless shelter. They received meals from a food pantry three times daily. Deere was eventually given housing for her mother, sister and herself. There she was able to find comfort in having her own room. Though the conditions of the housing projects where they lived, were deplorable, and considered unsafe by many. With assistance, Deere was accepted to The Fashion Institute of Technology with the credentials of sketches she had created while in the shelter. Doe Deere continued to persevere through all of the triumph and became one of the most noted entrepreneurs to date.
Lime Crime founded in 2008 has grown to be one of the biggest make up retailers in today’s industry, inspiring women to become entrepreneurs. After 10 years, Lime Crime still receives a 5 star rating from new customers daily. Clients existing, and new rave about the quality, and beautiful products Lime Crime provide. Doe Deere is certainly proof that hard work, persistence, and tenacity pays off. As she embarks the new journey of motherhood, Doe Deere, is sure to produce yet another beautiful unicorn.
A potential stock market crash scares investors and makes them vulnerable to making investment decisions to protect their assets. Ted Bauman, Editor of The Bauman Letter Publication offers informative strategies and tips to investors. He said to Gazette Day in May 2018 that the stock market has a 50 percent change to rise and a 50 percent change to decline. In any event, inventors primary concern is protecting their investments with a diversity of investment options, such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Suppose the stock market crashes; an investor can rely on monthly dividends with bonds and quarterly dividends with mutual funds.
It is best to invest in all three options to offset potential losses when stock prices decline and there are losses instead of gains. Ted Bauman said in a letter published that investors should build a profitable investment portfolio by including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. He writes weekly newsletters for The Sovereign Investor Daily sharing with investors how to protect their assets by creating secured portfolios. The safest investment options are bonds and mutual funds compared to stocks, although all three come with some risks. Bauman calls the strategic defensive, resulting in profitable gains and protection from substantial losses when the stock market is troubled.
He explains how unexpected crashes can happen to cause investors to experience substantial losses. One way is with the rules-based selling of stocks which includes strategies, valuation sell, and opportunity cost sell. While working at the World Bank, Ted Bauman recognized stocks on Wall Street were overvalued and that investors will realize their investments are at higher risks when stock prices revert to lower valuations. Investors tend to use the valuation technique to sell stock when its value is too high, and they use the opportunity cost technique to replace a stock with another stock with fare future value.
Ted Bauman earned bachelor degrees in Economics and History from the University of Cape Town and continued his education earning an MBA from Georgia State University. He’s dedicated years working for non-profits, writing newsletters, authoring a book, and researching housing developments in the Caribbean and Latin America. In 2015, Bauman joined Banyan Hill Publishing as Alpha Stock Alert and editor of the Bauman and Plan B Club.
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The Internet of Things is a concept that has been around since the dawn of the 21st century. The idea talks about the possibility of devices to communicate with one another using a type of network, preferably the Bluetooth network or the wireless network. The idea first came into existence after the invention of devices which are capable of hosting this network, and it became widespread after more gadgets were created capable of connecting to another device. Jason Hope, an American entrepreneur, and futurist points out to the Internet of Things as one of the greatest innovation in the field of science and technology. He stated that devices in the future would be more able to communicate with one another, and they could initiate the rise of AIs. Learn more about Jason Hope at Bitsy Link
Jason Hope added that the world today is already experiencing the benefits from the Internet of Things. He said that the simple connection between the smartphone and the computer systems through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi is already an advancement in the communication network. In the future, he claimed that more devices and appliances would be able to do more complex tasks by cooperating with each other. Jason hope stated that the future becomes more exciting because of the development of new technologies that would make our life easier. According to him, developers of appliances are now looking into creating a more advanced version of their current products, and they are hoping that the people would embrace these new robotic products which can communicate.
Jason Hope imagines a home for the future, wherein a family would be able to interact with everything inside the house through the use of a remote or their smartphones. He also claimed that the Internet of Things would play a major role in the transformation of vehicles and other modes of transport in the future. There will also be noticeable changes in places like the school, hospitals, and the workplace, as the Internet of Things spread its influence through the devices and gadgets that are being used by the people.
Aside from propagating the idea of optimism for the Internet of Things, Jason Hope is also funding a lot of research centers in the United States, helping them to find a cure for fatal diseases that have been threatening humanity for millennia. He aims to discover the cure for cancer and other similar diseases, and help humanity gain a longer lifespan.
Deirdre Baggot, who is a healthcare business strategist and an expert in the healthcare payment industry, began her career as a staff nurse. Later, she moved to work for the University of Michigan System. Baggot made another move in 2006 to Denver, Colorado when the Cardiac and Vascular Institute of SCL Health offered her the senior administrator position. In her short time there, Baggot was able to help over 500 people. Her next job was with GE Healthcare Partners, and it was here that she was able to make several improvements to the healthcare payment system.
Throughout her career within the healthcare system, Baggot has implemented her strategies in over 200 healthcare systems countrywide. She has spoken at numerous conferences and has written over 20 papers on the topic of bundle payments within the healthcare system. She has served in leadership capacities at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Academic Healthcare and The University of Michigan Health System. Visit on her twitter for more updates.
Baggot has been working solely as a consultant since 2010 and has not looked back. She gives the credit to a former CEO who gave her a push into the consulting game. Baggot believes that her favorite part of what she does is that she gets to help a lot of people. She spends time listening to her clients about what their needs are and works hard to solve their problems. This, in itself, is why her job is challenging. It takes time to find the answers for her clients. It is not easy to reconstruct a business model when the market itself is shrinking in this particular industry.
There is one trend in the health industry that Baggot tends to be most excited and that is wearables. Wearables, like the Fitbit, allow individuals to take their own health care into their own hands. There is a positive accountability with the wearable devices. Baggot believes that the biggest challenge to the healthcare industry is politics. When the current president was elected, there was some uncertainty as to what the future of healthcare was going to be.
Shiraz Boghani, a UK based renowned hotelier, arrived from Kenya in 1969, and joined Chartered Accountants as an accountant trainee and later moved to Thomson McLintock and company currently known as KPMG. From a humble beginning, Boghani strived to achieve all he has today, through being sharp business-minded and innovative he was able to spot business opportunities that turned out to be successful. Boghani is the Chairman of Splendid Hospitality Group, and during the 2016 Asian Business Awards, he was awarded the ‘Hotelier of the Year’ award. The hospitality sector is not a new thing to Mr. Boghani since he has been in it for over 30 years.
Managing and owning 19 trading hotels in the UK proves that Shiraz Boghani is a dynamic entrepreneur and being a Chartered Accountant is icing on the cake. In 1990, he introduced Limited service branded hotels which did well across the country earning him great income due to the good reception. Shiraz Boghani took diversification as a tool for success which is seen in the array of services provided by his hotels not mentioning his decision to invest in Sussex Health Care. Apart from the stylish and luxurious hotel he owns in different locations across the UK, he is a major supporter of the Aga Khan Foundation and development network globally not forgetting he is a UK registered charity.
Shiraz Boghani invested in a sector that he was passionate about according to the speech he gave after receiving the award and also an appreciating person as well as a family man. Stuart Bailey, the CEO of the Splendid Hospitality group also added that Boghani had been a pillar in the success of the organization since he is hardworking, dedicated and unifies everyone under him. Sussex Health Care which was founded in 1985, currently has 18 Care Homes and more than 500 bed, this happened due to the joint partnership with Boghani who is not shy to help develop a worthy course for the society. Shiraz Boghani story is an inspiration to current and next generation entrepreneurs who are ready to take the risk to venture into different types of business. His reputation precedes him as a business and charitable man and should be emulated by everyone.
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Michael Hagele worked at a car wash in Chicago, Illinois during the cold winter. The pain and the numbness that he endured was enough to motivate him to get a great education and pursue what he thought was meaningful. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa and earned his law degree from the University of California at Berkley. After college Michael was employed at Fenwick & West LLP in the Licensing and Online Commerce Group. Michael later managed the legal obligations of several venture capital internet companies. Today Michael Hagele serves as outside general counsel for several technology companies in a broad range of industries. He has invested in several startup technology companies and has helped to start several companies. View Michael Hagele’s profile on Linkedin.
One thing that Michael Hagele advises that everyone should do is some form of physical activity. He believes that partaking in physical activity is beneficial for refreshing and improving your mind. He spends time in the afternoon to ride his mountain bike. He says that getting a break from work and going to exercise is crucial. He believes that his time exercising is when he feels the most creative. He says that coming back from mountain biking can sometimes give him creative new ways to help tackle certain issues some of his clients may be having.
Michael Hagele has high hopes for Artificial Intelligence, particularly the application of genetic programming. He is currently an investor and advisor to a company that has launched an application currently in use by several nonprofit companies that can pinpoint the most industrious ways to use money from their funding sources. He believes that to be a successful entrepreneur, one should embrace social medial to grow their business. Social media is good for connecting with customers and it helps when they are giving insights into how they feel about particular products and services. Visit: https://michaelhagele.tumblr.com/
Malcolm CasSelle is the CIO at OPSkins and also serves as the president at WAX, Worldwide Asset eXchange. Malcolm has a degree in computer science and has over the years worked in different organizations and this has helped him sharpen his skills. Malcolm CasSelle also has an interest in cryptocurrencies and has focused on ensuring the use of virtual assets is safe to users across the globe.
Malcolm CasSelle in a recent interview explained how the idea to establish WAX came about and how the platform is intended to bring a difference. OPSkins is an online platform that allows online gamers to trade their virtual assets. However, Malcolm discovered there were risks involved in this trade and thus came up with WAX which aims at ensuring the business is safer and more efficient.
WAX is meant to deal with fraud and disintegration of the assets. The platform will ensure that traders from across the globe can trade without clicking off the game making the trade safer. WAX is also designed to ensure traders use a common token while trading as this will make it easier to keep track of the trading and make it easier to track any suspicious activities.
Habits that has led to Malcolm’s success.
As an entrepreneur, Malcolm believes sharing with your team is a helpful tool in bringing ideas to life, Malcolm CasSelle shares his thoughts with his team, and they turn the ideas to practical solutions, and this has helped significantly in growing his business.
One habit that has made Malcolm productive over the years is maintaining his daily routine. There are many distractions during the day mainly due to the use of phones, laptops. One is always busy with the gadgets. However, Malcolm has identifies that to stay productive it is important to take time alone and reflect on some of the things he wants to achieve at the end of the day. This routine helps him stay focused.
For young entrepreneurs Malcolm CasSelle advises to be keen, if time were to go back, Malcolm would pay close attention to details. This habit helps one be aware of their surroundings, people around you and even a deeper understanding of yourself.
Vijay Eswaran is a Malaysian philanthropist, author, telecom engineer, photographer, motivational speaker and entrepreneur born October 07, 1960. In 2005, his book In the Sphere of Silence was published in which he explains how he starts each day in silence for one hour; also this year, he and his wife Umayal established “Rythm Foundation” and “Vijayaratnam Foundation,” the latter of which is named after his father. Through these philanthropic institutions, he addresses the pressing needs of children and their families in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Through the Vijayaratnam Foundation, they established TAARANA, a school in Malaysia for developmentally differently abled children.
In 2008, his book In the Thinking Zone was published in which he shares profound yet practical reflections on life. In 2010, his book 18 Stepping Stones was published through which he again gracious and generously shares concepts designed to enable the reader to recharge and realign his or her life. In 2011, his book On the Wings of Thought was published. Through this collection of his photographic works, Vijay provides visual settings that motivate viewers to observe and absorb silence, redirect cacophony toward lucraative productivity, and find anchoring reminders that propel one from states of comfort to positions of adventure worthy of sharing with our fellow man.
Let’s take a moment to see what makes Vijay tick and how it is that he’s managed to partner with time and accomplish so much, positively affect so many, and during relatively such little passage of time. Perhaps the first keys are those which revolve around his mastery of fear which is a natural phenomenon that all religions and philosophies regard. Vijay Eswarana encourages us to first redefine fear. He acknowledges the importance of fear in the realm of survival whether millions of years ago in the time of caves and leviathans, or today in the midst of losing sight of proper reef exploration boundaries. Yet, he states, it’s not only advisable to accept fear. It is mandatory to do so, and that on our own terms. When we do, we will find that fear was/is merely excitement in disguise. Once we’ve redefined the emotion rearing its head as fear, we embrace it. Run toward it. Eagerly investigate it to see what pearls we may uncover clamped inside of its elusively shut jaws. That is to say, we are to lean into fear as a child would. Naturally curious, for aren’t we more capable of managing the outcome than a child?
Vijay Eswaran encompasses his life application toward productive philosophy in this one phrase to live by: we are all just two minutes from the abysss. Therefore, live life with such apparent urgency, running over fear like a bulldozer toppling an abandoned mansion.