Louis Chenevert, UTC, and Investing in the Future

Investing in future growth is a hallmark of the United Technologies Corporation’s (UTC) ethos, and they believe that their employees are a key element of all of their successes. In fact, beginning in 1996 and continuing to today, the UTC Employee Scholar Program has provided education to its employees at the institute of their choosing, in whatever subject they desired. To date, over 39,000 degrees have been received with over $1bn spent on the program. This program for lifelong learning is just one way that UTC values its employees and invests in their future.

In addition to these education initiatives for employees, UTC also invests in its suppliers. It is the firm belief of the company that has strong and financially healthy suppliers helps to increase the quality of UTC’s products.

A lot of this corporate culture was initially put into place by UTC’s former CEO, Louis Chenevert. This Connecticut-based company provides the assembly of jet engines and its Sikorsky division has produced more helicopters than any other American company. Formerly of GE, Louis Chenevert joined UTC’s Pratt and Whitney engine division in 1993. During his tenure, Chenevert was responsible for bringing back multiple positions from less expensive countries and had the positions based in the U.S.

As CEO, Chenevert positioned the company with both military and commercial clients as their corporate business cycles usually offset each other, and thus, UTC was able to avoid many boom and bust cycles that affected competitors with clients in only one of the sectors. Chenevert followed his instincts and was able to successfully balance a business approach that utilized both imagination and precision. This adaptive way of handling various situations allowed the company to realize profits during all segments of their product life-cycles and smooth out some of the peaks and valleys usually associated with the aerospace design and engineering industries. Following his retirement, UTC continues to approach its business in much the same way. It will be interesting to track their progress as the innovation continues.

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Julia Jackson Is Changing The Way The World Views Wine and Women As Leaders

Julia Jackson developed a passion for the family business at an early age. Julia is the daughter of Jess Jackson, the founder of the illustrious Jackson Family Wines. Jackson Family Wines produces several world renowned wine brands, including Vérité, Cardinale, Mantanzas Creek and Murphy Goode.

Julia is currently the spokesperson for the family’s burgeoning wine business. After growing up picking and sorting grapes at the family vineyard, she attended Scripps College. Jackson obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree and went on to Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Recently, Julia’s mother, Barbara Banke, headed to the United Kingdom to disprove a common misconception about Cabernet wine. For decades Napa has been the go to region for the world’s favorite Cabernet wines. The Jacksons believe that Sonoma produces a better Cabernet than Napa. After tasting Vérité La Joie, 50 of London’s premier fine wine purchasers and sommeliers agreed.

After the wine tasting Julia said “Sonoma has a reputation for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but we believe it’s the best place for Cabernet.”

Julia hopes to do more than just expand her family’s business, she also wants to empower women. After years of watching her mother succeed in a male dominated industry, Julia wanted to celebrate other women who had done the same. She founded Cambria Seeds of Empowerment, a grant program that awards $100,000 a year to women trailblazers.

“I feel like there aren’t enough role models for little girls and young women to look up to in the media,” Jackson told Breakthru Beverage. “Seeds of Empowerment acknowledges those who have overcome adversity but also celebrates the strength of women as leaders.”

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Hussain Sajwani’s Rise to the Top of Property Development Industry

Few people have had such an illustrious career in the real estate industry as Hussain Sajwani. A UAE national, he founded DAMAC properties, one of the world’s biggest companies dealing in property development. Additionally, he has worked with only the best in the real estate industry, notable among them being the United States President, Donald Trump. He has, however, not always been at the top.

Starting from Scratch

When he graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Economics and Industrial Engineering in 1981, Hussain Sajwani found a job with a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, GASCO, as a Contracts Manager. He did not stay for long, choosing to be his own employer. He started a catering business in 1982.

Gifted with a keen eye for business opportunities, Hussain Sajwani noted the growing number of business people and traders who visited the Emirates in the mid 90s. He put up a number of hotels to accommodate them. The opportunities, however, kept increasing and he founded DAMAC Properties in 2002.

Over the years, Hussain Sajwani has led the company from one glory to another. Today, it is one of the biggest property development ventures in not only the Middle East but the world. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani Family: http://www.emirates247.com/news/richest-arabs-youngest-billionaire-wealthiest-family-2016-04-17-1.627434

In addition to DAMAC, the Hussain Sajwani family owns DICO Investments, a company involved in private equities, acquisitions and mergers, and holds majority as well as minority holdings in companies that are publically traded.

Giving Only the Best

Thanks to Hussain Sajwani’s entrepreneurial skills and remarkable ability to turn a vision into reality, DAMAC has continued on its growth path. It is now a publicly listed company employing almost 2000 people, and has delivered more than 16,800 luxury homes with 44,000 units in various stages of planning and progress. They are located in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Beirut, Doha, Riyadh, Amman, Jeddah and London. Additionally, DAMAC has partnered with giant real estate companies including The Trump Foundation which manages its Tiger Woods style golf course.

The company also has under its wings Bugatti-styled luxury villas, luxury apartments with interiors designed by Italian fashion powerhouses, Versace, and Fendi as well as one of a kind Paramount Hotels and Resorts.


Hussain Sajwani is a rare example of what skills, business insight, and dedication can do in the property development industry. In addition, he has proved that business is not all about getting but also giving.

Among his philanthropic efforts is improvement of the living standards of the poor all over the world. The DAMAC owner donated AED 2 million to help provide clothing to disadvantaged children in various parts of the world.

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José Auriemo Neto is Redefining the Urban Landscape in Brazil through JHSF

JHSF is a leading high-end real estate developer based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The company was founded in 1972 and is involved in the development and management of premier residential and commercial properties including shopping malls, upmarket apartments, luxury hotels and an international business airport located in Sao Paulo. The company was listed in 2007 and has interests in Brazil, Uruguay, and the US.

JHSF operates several development divisions including shopping, hotel, retail and residential properties among others. Some of the famous developments include the Iguatemi Shopping complex in Sao Paulo, the General Motors racetrack, the pioneering Shopping Metro Santa Cruz, Fasano Hotels and Restaurants and Shopping Ponta Negra among others.

In line with its pioneering culture, JHSF has two subsidiaries that are focused on providing support services to the development portfolios. These are Sustainable Energy and Sustainable Telecom. The companies provide inexpensive energy and telecommunications solutions respectively primarily to the group’s developments.

José Auriemo Neto is the chair and CEO of the JHSF group. The group has over forty year’s innovative experience in developing exclusive deluxe projects. One of the ground-breaking projects was the development of Shopping Metro Santa Cruz which integrates a public transport network with a private shopping complex. José Auriemo Neto is heavily involved in the development projects at JHSF. For example, in 2015, he moved his family to spend time in New York while he supervised the construction of an upmarket residential and hotel high-rise.

José Auriemo Neto worked alongside his father at JHSF. The company started as a family-owned business. His first legendary masterpiece is the Parque Cidade Jardim Shopping complex which includes hundreds of retail stores, residential towers, office blocks, a mixed-use complex and part of the Fasano Hotel group. Under José Auriemo Neto’s leadership, the group has achieved tremendous growth and many firsts in the Brazilian real estate market.

The group is establishing a strategic partnership with leading luxury brands such as Daslu, an exclusive fashion chain store based in Sao Paulo. Other famous brands you can expect in a JHSF shopping mall include the Reebok Academy, Cinemark, Montblanc, and Louis Vuitton among many others. The group aims to have an upmarket shopping complex in all major cities across the globe, a dream that is fast becoming a reality.

Transforming the world through better health supplements

One thing that is common in all the marketing themes for edibles on the media is the ultimate health benefits that will come from ingesting the products. This is understandable, especially in a world where more than a third of the population is obese and already suffering from or on the way to suffering from various lifestyle diseases.

This is the type of backdrop that Bernardo decided to launch his company and sell products that would promote longevity. Organo Gold is the name of his company and from the information that has been given about the company; it has become a success in the sale of health related products.

The line of products that are offered by the company includes coffee based products like lattes, mochas and rodeo coffees. They also have an assortment of healthy teas, soaps and other products that are supposed to promote hygiene of the users. Learn more about Bernardo Chua:  https://twitter.com/ogbernie

The business utilizes the multi-level marketing model. This means that when you join the group, you will be assigned a level, usually a junior position. When you continue with the sale of the products, you get to rise among the ranks while increasing your earnings from the business.

The founder of the company, Bernardo Chua was born in the Philippines. He has worked in several places around the globe including Hong Kong and the USA. It was when he moved to Canada that he decided to start the company.

The idea to employ multi-level marketing came from the company that he worked for in the US, Gano. He chose to deal with coffee because it is the one product that he understands well.

The company is one of the top 100 largest MLMs in the world. The main aim of the products that they make is to improve the overall health of the consumer. In addition to these, the sale of the products creates a source of revenue for the people that handle the selling.

There are various ways that this MLM can earn you money. You could opt to register as seller of their products and this will earn you 50 to 500 percent of the profits.

You will also be rewarded when leaders are part of your team. The MLM concept by Bernardo Chua has really made an impact in the world.

Copa Star: Hospital, Five Star Hotel & Luxury

After the world cup, the creators of this hospital decided to create something that was bourgeois and grand. A hospital that had everything that one could need. They decided that it would not be the worst idea to have a hospital that was furnished with a hotel rate five stars and several other things that would make it even better.

Now, in Brazil, you can walk into Copa Star and enjoy all that in one place. The hospital is built right next t the world’s most beautiful beach Copacabana which just adds to the home ambiance that the hotel possesses. This has made them able to expand and incorporate this idea of combining a hotel and a hospital.

Most Luxurious

From the food, the state of the art equipment they use to treat you, the spacious rooms, the paintings that hang on these walls, the warm lights and the staff who are trained to make this more than just a hospital, you get it all. The hospital is indeed luxurious even from the outside with a well-designed building and lots of natural light streaming in from the picturesque setting.

The five stars hotel is equipped with the best equipment, the best chefs and the food they cook is not just food, more like cuisine. That is why this hospital is regarded the most luxurious of its kind. When you walk in, you can just smell delicious foods that make even the most nauseated patients hungry. View the design at RafArquitetura.Com

Paintings on The Wall

How would you feel if you walked into a hospital and found the most cheerful and appropriate painting that just soothe you when you look at them? Well, you can find that at the Copa Star. The Japanese artist Yutaka was the one tasked with painting them, and they are gorgeous.

The Food Is Great

The food is not just food cooked anyhow; it’s a bunch of menus that are prepared to make sure that there is variety, diversity and that the food is irresistible even to the patients who may have a hard time eating anything.

Equipment is Great

The technology that they have will ensure that you are getting the best treatment that you can get. This way, the patients have the options that are wide so that they can explore every avenue on their road to recovery. So, do not worry, you are in safe hands here.

Worldwide Plans

The methods of joining luxury and medical care like that are very appealing and am sure that when we talk about expanding to go global, it’s going to happen. So far, they have expanded in Brazil, and they are enjoying good ratings.

In Conclusion

The luxury in this hotel is great; you will love it.

Read more at SSC Magazine about Copa Star.

Highlights of the Career of Flávio Maluf at Eucatex


President of Eucatex in Brazil, Flávio Maluf, has experienced a wonderful career. He has enjoyed being part of the growth of a company that offers both high-quality and environmentally friendly products. He has worked for Eucatex since 1987. After a long and diligent career, he has earned the title of Company President, and that was announced on their website.


Born in 1961, Flávio Maluf is a Brazilian native. He attended school in the United States for a year at the prestigious New York University and graduated with his mechanical engineering degree from Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado, (FAAP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Family has always been important to him. Shortly before he began his career at Eucatex, he married Jacqueline de Lourdes Torres Coutinho in 1986. Together, the loving couple had a family of 3. Their children have gone on to achieve their own personal successes as well. For example, their 22-year-old daughter went to school for Chemical Engineering in London, their 19-year-old has formed a company and a foundation and their 15-year-old wants to go into the field of engineering and is studying the trade in London.


Throughout his career, Flávio Maluf has seen the company go through much growth. He’s worked in several divisions since his start there in 1987. He began his career in the company’s trade division. He then moved into the industrial division where he worked for 10 years.


In 1996, his uncle who was the president of Eucatex at the time invited Maluf to join the Executive Board. Because of his excellent work on the board, Maluf received the promotion to President in 1997. He’s since worked to create innovative product lines and in 2010, he supervised the inauguration of a new factory in Salto. His focus has always been to keep the company current with the times and modernize management and operations.


Eucatex began in 1951 as the first company in Brazil to take environmental concerns into consideration. They pioneered by using eucalyptus as the raw base material for their panels, sheets and building materials. Their first factory was located in Sao Paulo. Eucatex has grown to produce products like acoustic ceilings, wood fiber sheets for furniture manufacture, insulation and acoustic panels.  Check out Flavio on Facebook for more, or read one of his great columns in Terra about Brazil’s economy, and what the outlook means for the future.

How to Become an Entrepreneur by Solving Problems


Jim Hunt said it best when asked by Ideamensch “ As an entrepreneur you have to sell stuff, and the only way you’ll do that is if you solve peoples’ problems.” People have problems and they are actively looking for solutions to those problems. If you can create a product to sell or provide a service that solves the problem…everyone wins.


As a former stock trader, turned Youtuber and financial advisor, and CEO of VTA Publications, Jim Hunt knows what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.


He shared some great tips on making the most of your day.


He starts the day with a workout to get the blood flowing and adopt a positive attitude. To stay alert all day he has a light lunch, so he’s not weighed down. He accomplishes his goals by dinnertime so he can spend it with his family. Work life balance is important.

Jim advises entrepreneurs to learn from your mistakes, they got you to where you are now. Learn about human psychology. Learning how people think about their problems will give you insight into solving them. Learn from experts in your field, knowledge is power.


It is important to advertise. Use low cost tools such as direct mail letters to your target audience; Infusionsoft offers a good data management and affiliate program. Aweber has great web pages.


If you are looking to start a business today, choose information publishing. There are companies with affiliate programs, you can sign up for free and make money by utilizing readymade business websites.


VTA Publications is a non-fiction information publisher of learning courses. They also organize events catering to specialized genres. Established in 2012, the company has fulfilled the needs of thousands of customers.


Products from VTA Publications include cutting edge information in digital or physical format about economics and personal finance. They work with experts in those fields to bring you the best information.

Thor Havlorssen Breaks Barriers

There are people in the world who are destined to make a difference and Thor Havlorssen is one of them. He has dedicated his life to being a human rights advocate who has taken a stand for public interest advocacy, civil liberties, public policy, pro-democracy advocacy, and individual rights. He is very forthcoming about his feelings about freedom and the rights of the people.

Historical Connection

Thor Havlorssen is a native Venezuelan who is proud of his heritage. He is the direct descendent of many important historical political figures in Venezuela who have all made their mark on the world. Thor Havlorssen began his political journey at a young age knowing what he wanted to accomplish.

Love Breaks Barriers

Thor has a love for people that transcends all barriers. He founded the Human Rights Foundation, or HRF, based out of New York in 2005. They are a nonprofit nonpartisan group that has the goal of protecting human rights for people around the world. Their mission includes freedom of speech, self-determination, right to worship, equal treatment, due process, freedom from slavery, freedom of conscience, right to obtain property, freedom of association, and the protection of all individual liberties. The Board of Directors is comprised of people who represent the global needs of everyone around the world.

Making a Difference

He has witnessed many discriminatory acts in his life and knows that the world can be a better place if people join together to stop the injustices. Thor is a dedicated activist with ambitious plans to change the world. He has won many awards honoring his cause and gives strength to those who are looking to reach out to those in need. The message of freedom he spreads seems simple yet is so hard. Halvorssen is also a well-known producer who has shown his dedication through the big screen with several different documentaries and films that represent his ideals.

Sam Tabar Brings His Talents To FullCycle Energy Fund

As originally reported by PRNewswire on December 15, 2015, Sam Tabar has been named as the Chief Operating Officer of FullCycle Energy Fund. He duties will involve setting and executing the fund management strategy for FullCycle, a fund that was established in 2013 with a focus of taking municipal solid waste and using it as a low cost fuel for the production of electricity. Tabar will concentrate on the company’s goal of transitioning away from high cost polluting fuels to low cost fuels.

Sam Tabar is an attorney who graduated from Columbia Law School. In private practice, he worked for business clients, advising in areas that involved a wide range of financial matters. When not working for a law firm, his emphasis has been on financial management while working for companies like Merrill Lynch (Bank of America) as its head of capital strategy. He also served as Co-Head of Marketing for Sparx Group, managing its global marketing effort. Sam can best be described as a capital strategist. He has also been a private venture capitalist. He will bring this wide range of talent and experience to FullCycle as he leads them in their mission.

Sam Tabar looks forward to working with the leadership team at FullCycle, and is excited to take on the next phase in his very successful career.  Sam’s official website has more.