Richard Liu Qiangdong is the owner of JD.com, the largest Chinese e-commerce platform. He was in the United States recently. He enjoyed his stay in the country going through the streets without attracting much attention. In China, people, young and old, recognize Richard Liu being one of the richest people in China with a net worth of about $11 billion. Talking about how he got into e-commerce business, Mr. Qiangdong narrated a breathe-taking story dating two decades back.
The father and husband hails from a humble background. His love for technology got him into computer accessory business in 1998. Prior to getting the business started, Richard Liu Qiangdong faced financial challenges with his grandmother failing to secure medical care. He was also unable to further his studies abroad because of the challenges. The business changed his fate completely. It grew into 12 shops, still in computer accessory business-line.
All went well until the sars epidemic in China. He was forced to close down his businesses to protect his employees from contracting the disease. While at home, one of Richard Liu’s managers suggested that they should start selling goods online. They gave it a shot and before long, the business got off the ground. That is when he realized that e-commerce was the future of retail.
One product at a time, he filled the platform with a variety of products. He brought in one product at a time. The business grew rapidly to be worth over $60 billion with over 1 billion products. The variety of products gives the company a competitive edge. Customers have many options to choose from in JD.com. The company has 167,000 employees.
With a wide customer base and a sophisticated infrastructure, JD.com is not resting until it becomes a world leader in the e-commerce space. Richard Liu is looking to make it a go-to-source for authenticated goods in the world. The company looks to expand to Southern Asia and its presence is already being felt in Thailand and Indonesia. The graduate from Renmin University of China looks to eventually bring his business to the US. The business has extended its portfolio services to logistics by launching JD Logistics.
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Since Stream Energy started, they knew they wanted to do things that would help other people. They had a lot of ideas for the future and they did things that would allow them to keep giving others the most positive experiences. Even though they made sure they could help people with things that would help them, they felt good about giving back. It was their way of creating a positive environment so others could help them through the most difficult times. Stream knows what it’s like to give back and they aren’t afraid to make things easier for everyone who needs it. They also feel confident they can help people with the issues they face. For Stream to do all this, they have to make sure they’re giving people the right opportunities they need for success.
Even though Stream Energy knows how to show people what will happen in the future, they also feel it’s a necessity to keep providing for the communities they’re a big part of. The organization works to come up with ideas to help those who struggle with issues on their own. They feel they can make an impact for families that are struggling and for children that might need their help. No matter what issues people have, Stream can give them a chance to get better. They use their charitable efforts through Stream Cares to give people the chance to improve their lives. They also work to educate people on the right way to continue getting back on their feet.
For Stream Energy, the point of doing this is because they knew that success didn’t come easy. In fact, they knew things would be hard when they started. Stream Energy always did what they could to get better and they wanted other people to do the same thing. For the company to have a good understanding of this, they could show people what would happen and what would make sense for them. They continue with their goals and know that they have to help others who might not be able to help themselves with issues.
One of the most powerful storms to ever hit Texas was the Hurricane Harvey. This storm affected more than 13 million people and very many homes. The effects of the storm have been overwhelming for the residents of Houston and the neighboring areas. During these times, many companies observed defenselessly as the whole area flooded. Stream energy aided fund the rescue effort and helped their clients with their fiscal burdens. In September, the company declared their intention of helping out the recovery efforts in Texas. This included a contribution of $25,000 to the American Red Cross and all bill and late disbursements of recent energy invoices were forgiven.
Stream Energy is a supplier of energy, wireless, protective and home-based services. The company provides its services to several states including New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, Illinois, Maryland and Washington D.C.
Stream Energy has been a long time partner of Habitat for Humanity. This is a foundation that helps the victims of the storm reconstruct new homes and renovate the remaining ones. Habitat for Humanity also provides unpaid assistant and pocket-friendly loans for the affected families. The company has also built up a long-term relationship with the Red Cross. For them, philanthropy is part of their corporation’s DNA. Recently, Stream Energy launched its new philanthropy foundation, Stream Cares. They did that to honor all of its humanitarian activities in Texas and the whole country at large. This way, they are able to give back to the community while on the other hand getting a lot of admiration and dependability of prospective clients and the general public.
Stream energy has also been able to partner with Hope Supply Co. to cater for homeless children at the yearly Splash for Hope. The event brought homeless children at a local water park. The workers and the leadership from the company provided a lifetime experience, as well as money and other supplies. The company has worked openly with Hope Supply Co. with the donations for more than four years now. Hope Supply Co. regularly offers diapers, clothing, school materials and various other supplies for homeless kids.
Steam Energy has a long time pledge to empowering and changing people’s lives, utilizing a strong blend of comrade passion, company kindness, and devotion.
Sahm Adrangi, the Investment Manager of Kerrisdale Capital, released a negative report seeking to explain why the firm has recorded a lower position in the Eastman Kodak Company, a commercial imaging and printing firm whose stock rose 187% after launching a partnership with Kerrisdale Capital. The manager said Eastman Kodak Company is literally flawed and thus incapable of providing substantive benefit for its shareholders. He further termed the company along with another firm by the name WENN Digital Incas firms, as firms with well-known dubious backgrounds. He accused Eastman Kodak Company of making hollow attempts to cover its unsustainable and ineffective capital structure. According to the investment manager, Kodak’s soon to be launched partnership will do little to save the firm from plummeting revenues, mounting default risk and negative free cash flow. The seasoned investment management professional promised to hold a press conference where he will release more details regarding the recent negative report.
Sahm Adrangi used to work as Longacre Fund Management’s Investment Analyst before launching Kerrisdale Capital Management. Longacre Fund Management is a privately owned firm with over $1.2 billion valuable assets under its management. Adrangi did investment analysis for the firm, in addition to researching for equity fund and credit fund on behalf of the firm. Before joining Longacre, he worked for Chanin Capital Partners, in the bankruptcy restructuring department. The investor advised creditors on bankruptcy restructuring. His work entailed attending bondholder committees, representing bank debt holders and representing creditors from various bankrupt and distressed companies. In addition to working for these two firms, Sahm Adrangi has worked for Deutsche Bank, where his role primarily entailed restructuring and syndicating non-investment bank debt, and leveraging buyout financings. He is a graduate of the Yale University, where he obtained a BA in Economics. His Kerrisdale Capital offers investment managing services, and it currently manages over $300 million. Based in New York, the firm shares its investment management ideas with the larger investment community via its official site.
Sahm Adrangi move to release the negative report regarding Eastman Kodak Company paints the firm in a truly negative light and thus its future could be ultimately uncertain moving forward.
Ara Chackerian is an investor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur who mainly works in the healthcare field. He has expressed that first-world countries worry a lot about their healthcare and that healthcare costs are rising in countries like the United States; especially within the country’s lower income population. The wealthy also have a difficult time when they have to continually pay to treat diseases or other chronic conditions. Other first-world countries also struggle with how they are going to be able to keep their programs funded. The residents from countries like Sweden don’t have these worries; even though their government must ensure that there are funds available to make healthcare free.
Ara Chackerian also knows that there is trouble in many countries’ healthcare systems related to the way that people have to wait for long periods of time before they can even see a doctor. While it is true that people are living longer, those without proper insurance suffer. Every healthcare model around the world has its own issues as well as positives, and Chackerian is expecting that there will always be people working hard to make this better. First-world healthcare should be a system that covers every single citizen or, at least, as many people as possible.
Ara Chackerian works out of San Francisco, California where he focuses in on improving his community. He hopes to see technology improve healthcare and sits on numerous boards to help out with this. He is also interested in environmental causes and has been a supporter of a teak farm in Nicaragua that is named Limonapa Teak. Rather than destroying the local environment with its practices, the farm operates in an environmentally friendly way that is improving it. Hundreds of jobs are also being offered to locals, and Chackerian loves that. You can visit his about.me page for more.
Ara Chackerian always stays up-to-date with current happenings and believes that digital healthcare is the future. he is expecting Telemedicine and digital apps to really help out in the sector and has talked about some of the latest exciting inventions that are coming to fruition, quite often. He is working with his company TMS Health Solutions to find the answers to help people who suffer from treatment-resistant depression.
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Stream Energy is a model company that shows how important giving is to the well-being of the community. Stream’s day to day work consists of meeting the needs of people located in the Dallas, Texas area. They hire individual contractors who share their vision to build lasting, and trusting relationships that allow them to understand which products and services will benefit them the most. Each contractor earns a commission for each sale closed. Outside of that Stream Energy has created Stream Cares. Stream Cares is a philanthropic organization that partners with the Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross to expand their reach to those in need. They also partner with the Salvation Army and the Hope Supply Co. Their working relationship with the Hope Supply Co. dates back more than five years. One event that they sponsor together is the Splash for Hope waterpark event. Each year Stream Energy partners with the Hope Supply Co. to co-host this event to give homeless children an experience of a lifetime at the local waterpark. Stream pays the entrance fees and food costs for more than 1,000 children. Their associates come out to join the fun and serve the children and their families. Another event is the Once in a Lifetime luncheon for military veterans. It is an all-expense paid, two-day event honoring veterans and their families. The first day consists of lunch at a Texan restaurant including burgers, steaks, and ribs. On the second day, the American Girl Doll Experience is catered to the daughters of veterans. Ten of them are elected to pick an American Girl Doll of their choice. They also get to enjoy lunch at the American Girl Cafe. Stream also helps with transportation as many of the veterans and their families would not be able to attend otherwise. Leadership and philanthropy are a huge part of daily life for Stream Energy. Each day provides another opportunity to help those in need by giving them a great experience that takes their mind off of their circumstances. No price can be put on generosity as it’s the virtue that never stops giving.
The collective states of Brazil along with the federal government are investing heavily in more private public partnerships. The country implanted a federal law in December 2004, which defines the laws pertaining to public private partnerships. The public private partnerships law eliminates grey areas surrounding public private partnerships regarding payment and federal regulations. Felipe Montoro Jens is an infrastructure specialist with over 25 years of corporate experience. Chief Executive Officer of Odebrecht Properties, Mr. Felipe Montoro Jens has reports on many of Brazil’s investments in public private partnership projects and the plans for their implementation timelines.
Under the leadership of Marcelo Crivella, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, an R $ 2.3 million investment has been made for public private partnership projects. The public private partnership project in Rio de Janeiro is building 20,000 daycares, and 40,000 preschools. Felipe Montoro Jens reported these Rio de Janeiro projects are to be completed by 2020. The R $ 2.3 investment was used to hire the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as professional consultants, to help formulate and implement the projects to expand the early childhood network in the city. Read this article at odiario.com about Felipe Montoro Jens
Felipe Montoro Jens reported details on another public private partnership scheduled to be completed in Bahia, in the year 2031. In Bahia about 1.5 million residents will benefit from the Light Rail Vehicle Project (VLT). The Light Rail Vehicle Project is upgrading a 21 stop 19 mile rail line in the state.
In Piaui there is a public private partnership to improve access to the internet. The PPP is laying fiber optic cables and 1,500 access points stretching from the cost south, affecting 2.1 people. Felipe Montoro Jens also noted 24 additional projects in Piaui, including one with a sanitation company set to expand the sewage network to 80% from the current 24%.
The Program of Partnerships and Investments (PPI) is also managing 57 projects, which is part of R $ 44 billion investment to create more public private partnership projects. The 57 projects, according to Felipe Montoro Jens, will span 22 sectors and include road construction projects, airport facility management and auctions of government companies.
Stream Energy recently was featured in an article on Patch. It discussed how Stream Energy launched Stream Cares for philanthropy. One of the most recent ways they’ve helped was after Hurricane Harvey dropped over 50 inches of rain across the city of Houston. Stream Energy jumped into action and use revenue from its energy sales business to fund a recovery. In fact, it was one of the first companies to do this.
“Stream Cares” was launched because Stream Energy wanted to makes its ongoing philanthropy in Texas more formal. They also wanted to formalize their efforts throughout the rest of the country, which Stream has been doing for over 20 years.
Launching a separate entity to serve as a philanthropy arm offers a number of advantages to Stream, and to any other company that does it. For starters, it allows Stream Energy to give back to its community, while earning the public’s and potential customers’ respect.
Stream, which is based in Dallas Texas, has worked hard to build lasting relationships with a number of charitable organizations such as the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. They’ve built lasting relationships with its employees.
Stream pays associates when they build a network of clients and then they deliver various types of products and services. These products and services are offered to both corporate and residential clients.
Associates earn money on the sales they make. It means they are essentially business owners themselves and entrepreneurs. The associates also choose which causes they are the most about and then support those causes.
Homelessness is one example if the causes associates are most passionate about. The associates and the company regularly track the homeless rate in Dallas. They partnered up with an organization and are currently tackling and supporting the homeless problem throughout the city.
Shervin Pishevar has been uncharacteristically quiet since the end of 2017, amid controversy regarding his position as the head of Sherpa Capital. Although he chose to study molecular cellular biology while a student at the University of California, Berkeley, Shervin Pishevar quickly established himself as one of the most influential investors in the country. He has garnered a wide array of awards and accolades for his entrepreneurial accomplishments, and currently holds a seat on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, making his voice one of the most prominent in the investment world. Recently, Shervin Pishevar emerged from his place of solace and proceeded to shake up the entire business world with talks of the imminent failure of the United States financial system. In taking to Twitter, Shervin Pishevar delivered a flurry of messages at breakneck speeds over the course of twenty-four hours, taking only a small break for dinner.
One of the problem areas that Shervin Pishevar dished on during his Twitter rant, was the way in which the United States is falling behind other superpowers in terms of innovation and technology. While Silicon Valley has traditionally been the meeting place for all things cutting edge regarding the tech world, in recent years, other zones of competition have caught up to the capabilities historically reserved for California. The spread of the “American way,” regarding entrepreneurship, has essentially made Silicon Valley less of a necessity, and more of a luxury. Countries are now keeping their homegrown talent, which has essentially placed countries such as China, on par with, or even ahead of the United States in a number of important areas. When comparing the speed of execution in the United States with that of China, according to Mr. Pishevar, we are behind by a large margin. In order to back his case, Mr. Pishevar discussed a train station that was built from the ground up by the Chinese with the help of 1500 workers. While the size of the massive workforce is incredible in itself, the team of workers was able to build the entire structure in under 9 hours.
According to Felipe Montoro Jens, Project Infrastructure Specialist, the Public-Private Partnership or PPP in the Rio de Janeiro Municipality was designed for the construction of forty thousand new pre-schools and twenty thousand new daycare centers before the end of 2020.
The International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, which is in-charge of providing consultation services to determine the numerous aspects of the mentioned project, has been engaged to offer its services for project development for R$2.3 million. Felipe Montoro Jens explained that the IFC is the largest private sector for development that focuses on the development of countries within the private sector.
The Rio de Janeiro Public-Private Partnership for the education network of children is the same as the Public-Private Partnership schools in Brazil that were inaugurated on July 2012 at Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais. For the duration of the candidacy of the then-aspiring Mayor Marcelo Crivella, his program has already guaranteed the construction of 20,000 daycare centers and 40,000 pre-schools for the education sector that will be seen to by the Public-Private Partnership.
Within the Public-Private Partnership (PPP), the private partner will be held responsible for the construction and maintenance of the EDIs (Infant Education Units) and City Hall will manage the educational instruction or learning part of the project.
The PPP is a structured based contract which is entered into by public offices such as States, Municipalities, Unions, etc. and private entities. In the agreement, the private partners are allotted concessional services which are doled out primarily before public works are commenced and done.
PPP was established on December 20, 2004, by Law No.11,079. The cited law comprises the PPP regulations on contracting and bidding. The law was incepted as an alternative means for the government to deliver needed public services despite the deficiency of cash funds.
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