Vijay Eswaran is a businessman, author, and the co-founder of QI Group. Eswaran was born in Penang, Malaysia in 1960. His mother was a teacher, and his father was the founder of the Malaysian Hindu Youth Organization. Eswaran spent his youth in Malaysia, before traveling abroad.
Eswaran moved to the United Kingdom to pursue a higher education, and in 1984 he graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in socio-economics. The next year, he acquired a qualification from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. The year after that, Eswaran went to the United States of America, where he earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from Southern Illinois University.
In 1998, Eswaran returned to Asia and co-founded QNet, which would later become QI Group. QI Group, which started as an MLM, or multi-level marketing company, has grown to include businesses such as travel, telecommunications, wellness, media, and investments. With its headquarters in Hong Kong, QI Group also has offices in Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, as well as a presence in almost 30 other countries. QI Group has expanded to nearly all of Asia.
In 2017, Eswaran joined with Green Venture Capital to develop QI City. This project, slated to be finished in 2020, will include commercial and residential structures, as well as a teaching hospital and other medical services.
QI Group has sponsored a variety of sports endeavors, including partnerships with the Asian Football Confederation, Virgin Racing, and the Manchester City football club. QI Group also sponsored QNet Open, a women’s tennis tournament.
One of the world’s leading blockchain technology experts Malcolm Casselle has recently published an article about how his new corporation worldwide asset exchange will help to revolutionize the industry of virtual asset exchange. Prior to his role as the president of the worldwide asset exchange, he was also one of the key members of OPSkins. OPSkins is the global leader of in-game virtual asset sales. Malcolm Casselle served as the organization’s chief investment officer. In addition to their role as the leader for in-game virtual asset sales OPSkins is also the number one bitcoin merchant on the planet.
While OPSkins is the leading centralized marketplace for virtual assets Malcolm Casselle believes that there are limitations to any centralized technology. He believes that the next step for virtual assets would be to move to a decentralized marketplace. This is where Malcolm Casselle births the idea for his new corporation worldwide asset exchange. Worldwide asset exchange will serve as a peer-to-peer marketplace that will allow the exchange of virtual assets. The company is built upon a bedrock of blockchain and decentralized smart contracts. Malcolm Casselle believes that this technology will help to eliminate two key issues that have plagued the virtual asset industry since it was originally developed.
Thanks to the use of blockchain and smart contract technology users will be able to conduct business between each other seamlessly and securely regardless of their geographical location. This will help to eliminate the issue of fragmentation which has caused users to need to utilize third-party companies in order to facilitate transactions up until now.
In addition to the elimination of the issue of fragmentation, the use of blockchain and smart contract technology will also help to eliminate fraud that has been prevalent on centralized marketplaces. Malcolm Casselle states that due to the very nature of blockchain technology the transactions that occur on the blockchain are immutable. This means that while anyone can view the transactions only the to members who are part of the transaction can actually alter the transaction which will make the transactions infinitely more secure than on a centralized exchange.
Waiakea Offers Naturally Superior Water from Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Volcano
For reasons such as water quality to taste, an increasing number of people are choosing bottled water over tap water. But while consumers seem to recognize the benefits of drinking bottled water, few of them realize that there are huge differences in quality among different brands. One of the best and most successful bottled water companies has been Waiakea Water, which bottles water that has been filtered through porous volcanic rock from Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano.
As fresh water from the constant rainfall around Mauna Loa passes through volcanic rock, it picks up minerals such as calcium and magnesium. These minerals have numerous health benefits, and they also give Waiakea Water a naturally alkaline pH of 8.2, whereas other bottled water brands range from 4 to 7 pH. Because Waiakea Water’s pH is kept above a neutral 7, it is never acidic; this is another health benefit because consuming acidic foods and beverages can be hazardous to your health. Bottling water that has been filtered through volcanic rock also ensures that Waiakea is naturally sourced, which limits the company’s environmental impact. Combined with Waiakea water’s superior quality, this has made the brand a popular choice among consumers.
Waiakea was founded in 2012 by CEO Ryan Emmons. After Emmons realized that the water his family drank at their home in Hawaii was of such a high quality, he decided to bottle it to provide consumers with naturally superior water. Waiakea is the first Hawaiian bottled water of its kind, and is also the first bottled water company to utilize the ‘triple bottom line’ model, which prioritizes social and environmental impact along with financial gain.
In line with the triple bottom line philosophy, Waiakea gives back to underprivileged communities by donating a weeks’ worth of clean water to people in need for each liter they sell. Waiakea partners with Pump Aidfor this endeavor, and providing clean water to as many people as possible has rapidly become part of Waiakea’s mission statement.
Waiakea has also been presented with several awards in recognition of their success. They have received the National Restaurant Association’s Food and Beverage Innovation Award as well as a World Beverage Innovation award, and they were also named one of the top 10 “Most innovative food companies out there” by Good Morning America. Waiakea Water has also been featured in Forbes, People, Beverage World and Organic Authority.
The real estate market of Dubai has been flourishing at an astonishing scale in the past few decades. Part of the credit for such massive development of the property landscape of Dubai, and the Middle East in general, can be given to the global real estate firms such as Damac Properties. Hussain Sajwani is the owner and Chairman of Damac Properties, and since the time of its inception in 2002 till now, is credited with developing thousands of residential and commercial projects that have set benchmarks in the global real estate industry.
Hussain Sajwani believes in providing the modern consumers with something new, unique, and futuristic, and it can be seen in all the housing projects designed and developed by Damac Properties over the years. To achieve its objectives, Damac Properties works in collaboration with the internationally acclaimed designers from Fendi, Versace, and others, to ensure that the real estate projects are elegant and tastefully designed. The luxurious properties developed by Damac Properties can be seen across Dubai and in many different parts of the Middle East, and also in the United States and the United Kingdom. Hussain Sajwani continues to implement strategic business initiatives to ensure that Damac Properties continues to grow at a consistent pace, and set its footprint not only nationally, but internationally as well.
Hussain Sajwani is a graduate in Economics and Industrial Engineering from the Washington University and has worked at Gasco for a while before starting his entrepreneurial journey. Hussain Sajwani started Al Jazeera Services, before entering the real estate business. Al Jazeera Services is an industrial catering firm that till date manages over 200 projects, and delivers 150,000 meals every day. Al Jazeera Services have served major clients like the U.S. Military and Bechtel in the past. Damac Properties is presently developing two major Gold Course integrated residential complexes in Dubai, with one of the Golf Course designed by the legendary Tiger Woods himself.
Trump Organization, a real estate firm owned by the United States President Donald Trump is the partner of Damac Properties in the projects mentioned above, especially for the Golf Course design and development. Damac owner is known to have friendly relations with the United States President Donald Trump for a long time. Hussain Sajwani family is also known to have a close relationship with the Trump’s family, and they are seen together in many global events. Damac Properties continues to dominate the Middle East’s real estate market under Hussain Sajwani’s leadership.
Hussain Sajwani on Building, Crashing, and Rebuilding
Hussain Sajwani came from humble beginning and rose to be one of the richest men in the world, and the head of the largest and most powerful real estate empire in the eastern hemisphere. He led a real estate development boom that had never been seen in the middle east before, and in early 2008 he and his company were considered to be the most formidable force in new growth development and a great investment option for those who wanted to take advantage of one of the strongest real estate markets the world had ever known. Of course, that was in early 2008, just a few short months before the economic downturn and the largest real estate crash the world had ever seen in recorded history. The markets didn’t see it coming, the experts didn’t see it coming, and most certainly despite all of his business prowess the DAMAC owner didn’t see it coming. Needless to say the old adage of “the bigger they are, the harder they fall” was in play, and Sajwani knew that no matter what he did to stave off the impact his firm and its investors were going to get hit, and they were going to get hit hard. He was right.
Hussain started out his life as the son of Ali Sajwani, a shop owner who specialized in up-market ink pens and high-quality watches for the businessmen who were part of the economic resurgence of the 70’s and 80’s in the middle east. His mother was a housewife who helped to supplement the family income by making cloth, jellies, and butters, and other small crafts that she sold to other housewives in her and her husband’s social circle. Hussain was destined to follow in his father’s footsteps and take over the shop one day, but he wanted more. He worked hard and got a full government scholarship to a prestigious medical university in Baghdad. He did well in his studies, but he didn’t feel the passion that he should for the subject and left school. His mind was always drifting back to those powerful men in their perfect business attire and their affluent lifestyles. He had to ask himself did he want to be the man selling them their next expensive watch, or did he want to be the man buying it.
The first incarnation of the DAMAC Group grew quickly. In less than 10 years it had millions of square feet of space under its development. It was working with the future President of the United States Donald Trump, on two massive golf course and luxury country club projects, and it had scaled out plans for hundred of more developed properties on the board. Then the crash came, and seemingly overnight it all came falling down. The DAMAC owner recalls how he flew back home immediately upon hearing of the crisis at Lehman Brothers. He worked tirelessly for the next few days to put safeguards in place, to cut off hemorrhage locations, and to input cost-saving measures he knew, just as everyone else did, that it was just a stop gap. There was no way to prevent the disaster that was coming, in fact, there was very little that could even be done to reduce its impact. The real estate market was burning, and the DAMAC Group was the largest middle eastern component of that market. DAMAC was going to bleed, and bleed badly for a while, the only thing they could do at this point was to try to shield as much of the company and it’s investors from the fallout and hope that when they were done riding out the tidal wave that there would be enough left to begin rebuilding.
Once the crisis did pass, there was a significant amount of the firm left to start rebuilding. Granted, what was there was bent, dinged, and dented, some of it badly. Relationships had been lost that would never be able to be healed, trust was gone, not just in DAMAC and its owner, but in the market as a whole, and most of all, resources were either gone or tied up in such illiquidity that they were useless. Still, Hussain had built up the company the first time, and with a vote of confidence from the board and the backing of the remaining investment partners, he was ready to do it again.
He did to it again. Last year the DAMAC group was named one of the fastest growing and strongest performing entities in the real estate market by numerous journals and publications. The investors returned, the trust was rebuilt, and the damaged relationships did heal with time. It was all due to the expert guidance of a man who never gives up on what he believes in, and most of all never walks away from the things that he loves.
AvaTrade Review, Certifies the Broker as a Legit trading Partner
The primary question people seeking for a broker ask is regarding the authenticity of the trading platform that the brokers use. This is imperative given the many online trading platforms that have cropped up since the internet came about hence making it difficult for traders to choose the best one for them.
This often leads to a series of other questions before traders can fully embrace an online trading platform, such as whether the platform is reliable, affordable and user-friendly. Fortunately AvaTrade is the perfect answer as it is the premium brokerage platform for trading in CFDs and Forex and a recent AvaTrade broker review reveals that the platform is legit and not a fraudulent site.
An AvaTrade customer review analyzes key factors that effectively write off the possibility of any doubts regarding the legitimacy of the site. According to an AvaTrade review, the brokerage firm is licensed to operate by the major regulatory bodies of the European Union among them the Central Bank of Ireland. AvaTrade is also registered with the Spanish CNMV.
Additionally, the broker does not charge commissions for trading and this makes AvaTrade a darling among most traders because it saves them a considerable amount of money by not charging them commissions. According to the AvaTrade review, the broker’s most valuable and acclaimed feature is the massive leverage that they allow to their traders. Hence it does not restrict a trader, and a trader is allowed to invest 400 times the money he/she has put in.
The AvaTrade broker review further retaliates that the broker is well certified because they are regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. By virtue of being Irish based, AvaTrade inspires more confidence to the traders. Moreover, AvaTrade has more advantages because they allow CFD trading on cryptocurrencies, specifically Bitcoin.
This is an added benefit for people who have heavily invested in crypto’s because most other brokers do not have such allowance.
According to the AvaTrade customer review, the broker allows other trading platforms such as MetaTrader 4 and its generic AvaOptions which makes Over-the-counter (OTC) trading possible. The AvaTrade broker review commends the broker for fast processing of withdrawal requests without hidden fees.
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AvaTrade review was established as AvaFX twelve years ago in 2006 by Negev Nosatzki and Emanuel Kronitz. It is headquartered at Dublin, Ireland and has branches in Chile, South Africa, Italy, China, Australia, Spain, Nigeria, Mongolia, and France.
The broker deals with CFD (contract for difference) and is an expert in foreign investment and trading online. Among its financial services include trading in stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies, forex, and CFDs. The broker as of March 2018 reported having more than two hundred thousand traders register accounts with them.
Whitney Wolfe is an entrepreneur, the CEO, and founder of Bumble. She is also a co-founder of a dating app known as Tinder. She was born in the year 1989 to her parents Michael Wolfe who is a property developer and her mother Kelly Wolfe. Her entrepreneur journey began when she was 19 years old. At the age of 19, she was selling tote bags made out of bamboo and the proceeds would go to the areas affected by the oil spill. She attended the Southern Methodist University where she pursued international studies. Her passion for marketing led her to create the Bumble app in December 2014.
Bumble app is a dating application that gives women more freedom and more control, unlike the traditional dating applications. The Bumble app is among the leading dating applications across the world. With the current success of the Bumble app, Whitney Wolfe is launching new vertical applications like Bumble BFF and Bumble Biz. Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz are applications that help people find friends. Whitney Wolfe has received various awards over the years for the success of her company and dating application. She has been named by Forbes as one of the top 30 women under 30 to achieve great success in the tech industry.
Apart from her success as an entrepreneur, she is also married to the love of her life. Her husband Michael Herd is a restaurateur and is also involved in the oil and gas business. It was not until 2017 when they officially became a Mr. and Mrs. Michael Herd. Their wedding ceremony was beautiful and breathtaking and a true Italian themed wedding. The wedding took place in Italy. According to Whitney, the rain in Italy signifies fresh beginnings, a pure marriage, cleansing, and a wet knot, which can never be untied.
According to Whitney Wolfe, creating and building a company like Bumble takes a lot of commitment and hard work and focus on the ultimate purpose of your vision. Upon the creation of Bumble, Whitney Wolfe wanted the app to match its original creation plan. Like mentioned earlier, the Bumble app’s main vision and primary purpose is to give women an empowering connection when it comes to love, business, and life. The same applies with the vertical applications of the Bumble app. The vertical applications Bumble BFF and Bumble Biz help people acquire friends and business opportunities that can help take their entrepreneur ideas to the next level.
When a big corporation undergoes significant changes, everyone in the industry is on the lookout to see what happens. The same goes for Bradesco when they decided to conduct a number of changes in their management. The changes were much anticipated since it left the positions of chairman and President of the company open after the previous chairman of the company retired at the age of ninety-one. Prior to making the announcement people all over the banking and insurance industry were speculating who the next viable President of the company is going to be.
At last, Bradesco has put all of those positions to rest by electing Octavio de Lazari to the position of President of the company according to istoe.com.br. Even though the announcement of his appointment has already been made by the company, he has not yet started acting out his duties as the President of the company. Lazari will officially be allowed to commence his operations when the annual meeting of the shareholders is held in March. This will be the day that Lazari is officially declared the President of the company.
Bradesco was mandated to make a decision one month before the annual general shareholders meeting was to be held. The company was required to submit the name of the President of the company to the Central Bank of Brazil during this period, which is also when they made this announcement. Prior to Lazari being instated to the position of President, the post was held by Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, who will now be taking over the position of Chairman of the company.
When it was time to elect a new chairperson, the board of directors at Bradesco wanted someone who was well versed with the company and who had been working with them for a long time. Their requirements were someone who could lead the company as efficiently as the previous chairman did, and who adhered to the value systems that they had in place. The company has always followed a tradition of only electing members from within the company, and never taking any external members who haven’t worked with Bradesco for a considerable amount of time.
Luiz Carlos Trabuco is a classic example of someone who has worked hard all through his life and now-now enjoying the fruits of his labor. Trabuco started working at Bradesco at an incredibly young age as clerk and was inclined to working in the banking sector. He got a job at a Bradesco outlet near his residence and started working there. He knew that if he wanted to make it in life, he would have to work harder than he ever did to make it to the top. With determination and a goal in mind, Trabuco climbed up the ranks to become one of the more notable names at Bradesco. His first executive position was when he took over Bradesco Seguros as CEO, which stands as the insurance segment of the company. He performed incredibly well at his role and was then promoted to the position of President of the entire company.
Fashion and cosmetics go hand-to-hand to some degree because cosmetics are an extension of fashion. Being able to enhance your appearance has its benefits, but all cosmetics aren’t created the same. There are good cosmetic brands and there are the not so good cosmetic brands. Some are expensive and others are frugal. This is one of the most diverse industries on planet earth and some of the biggest names in mainstream society can be found here. Revlon, Maybelline, Almay and Covergirl are just a few. On the other hand, the up-and-coming Lime Crime brand has taken over the limelight.
Lime Crime was founded by fashion designer Doe Deere. This Russian-born woman has single-handedly revolutionized the game for the better. No longer will consumers have to choose from the same bland colors because this brand is full of dynamic colorful blends. These blends come in amazing titles such as:
Alien (neon Green)
Wicked (blood red)
Pansy (vivid Purple)
Cshmere (dull pink)
Beet-It (deep berry pink)
And many others
Doe Deere has also implemented health strategies into the products because they’re vegan. In addition to that, the products are animal cruelty-free. This exclusive brand is high-quality, and it has captured the attention of the masses. Lime Crime’s Instagram account has over 3 million followers. Deere uses these platforms for promoting the products and for getting good feedback. Thanks to her solid education in marketing, this technique has paid-off in huge dividends. She has always seem to have had an entrepreneurial spirit. When she was only 13, she sold novelty products to her Russian friends. This entrepreneurial spirit has carried over into her adult life with succession. Lime Crime was birthed in 2008, and it has been getting stronger by the day. Its liquid-matte lipsticks are game changers in a sense because they glide on smooth, they are long-lasting, and they look fantastic. There has been many hours of brainstorming that has gone into each and every product. This includes eyeliner, lip gloss, lip topper, glitter, hair dye, eye-shadow palettes, loose pigments and nail polish. The options are nearly endless. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/doe-deere#/entity
Doe Deere has become an American icon to some degree. Though she is still fairly young, her impact on society is immense. Lime Crime has garnered plenty of attention thanks to its cult-like vibe, and its beat will not stop in 2018.