The success of DAMAC Enterprises can be attributed to the astute nature of Hussain Sajwani. He has always been an open-minded person and risk taker. He was introduced in the business world by his father who owned a shop of watches and pens. Sajwani’s mother was also an investor who sold fabrics to her fellow women within the locality.
Hussain Sajwani’s success was not achieved in a fortnight; it was a process that took patience and hard work. The DAMAC Owner was a brilliant student in school; he was among the few students who got scholarships to study abroad in UAE. When in school, he earned from selling timeshare apartments.
After completing school, although he had big dreams that he knew would be successful, he understood he needed capital and experience to conquer the business world. He, therefore, got a job as a contractor manager. He describes the job as tiresome and stressful. It involved paying the contractors directly, and while he was doing the job, he realized that he could earn a lot on his own if he let money work for him.
In 1982, Sajwani began his catering business, which has grown and now has 200 projects and serves over 150000 meals every day. Unlike other business people who decide to get rid of their small ventures to concentrate with their big businesses, Hussain Sajwani has maintained his first business which reminds him of his humble beginnings.
Hussain Sajwani began DAMAC Premises in 2002 after the government legalized real estate. Since then they have sold more than 20000 homes, a number than many real estate firms are still targeting. All this is a result of the polished culture of DAMAC Enterprises and the knowledge of Hussain Sajwani.
Hussain Sajwani travels the world to see the developing technology and learn more to see that there is nothing his clients are missing out. He also spends his free time reading history and deriving lessons to help him in his venture. Sajwani also ensures that he stays open to any great ideas from all people within the organization without discrimination.
Shervin Pishevar has, perhaps, more experience in theworld of technologyand what it takes to found successful tech startups than anyone else in the country today. With a proven track record of forming some of the most successful tech startups in the history of America, Shervin Pishevar knows a thing or two about how the industry really works at its core. Unfortunately, his prognosis for the future of the country’s tech industry isn’t a good one.
Shervin Pishevar has long warned of the abuses that are routinely committed by the Big Five tech monopolies. He says that the monopolies have only one real goal at this point: the perpetuation of their monopolistic power. Shervin Pishevar has said that these tech giants will use both overt and covert means to attain these ends, including through the use of such things as implied threats through payments, a version of a gambit well known to many who are familiar with the Mexican drug trade. There, such activities are known as plata o plomo, which means cash or lead, with the mere act of offering the payment itself carrying an implied warning of severe retribution, should the deal not be accepted.
The tech monopoly version is a little less violent. But Shervin Pishevar warns that no mistake should be made. The end result can be every bit as pernicious to society as the taking over of a town by a drug cartel. He says that the way that the tech monopolies carry this racket out is by offering any potential startup that could even possibly pose a serious competitive threat down the road a large payment to buy the company outright. This is a similar technique to the one used by John Rockefeller as he built Standard Oil into a powerful monopoly. The offer of $10 or $20 million is made to the founders, who are often little more than college kids with a few years of real-world experience. To these young entrepreneurs, a life-changing lump-sum payment looks like the deal of a lifetime.
But to sweeten the deal a bit, the tech monopolies also let them know that, should they not take the deal, they will then be run out of business and the value of their company will fall to zero.
Victoria Doramus is an experienced professional in the digital and print media with a liking of creativity. She has vast experience in advertising, brand, communication, and media with a creative mind that brings all these together. Having a Journalism and mass communication degree from the University of Colorado, she has a great history in the creative work she did in Stila Cosmetics, Trendera, Mindshare, Creative Arts Agency, and the time she served as Peter Berg’s Assistant. Despite having a great career in the media industry, she has developed an interest in charity work involvement including the Room Read, Amy Winehouse Foundation and Best Friends Animal Culture. She believes that a successful society is the one where people help others rise to achieve their dreams, her dedication in charity helps in achieving this.
Victoria Doramus believes that the new trend in the health sector that helps one to keep fit and track his/her heartbeats, steps, and sleep cycle by using a mobile app is a major step that helps people in making sound decisions on a daily basis. As a successful entrepreneur, she believes that her habit for keeping a handwritten To-Do list of the activities she will have the following day is the main thing that makes a productive person despite the existence of task assistant apps.
Like any other entrepreneur who has made it, Victoria Doramus has faced challenges in her career that made her fail but decided to focus on the positive and rose up then focused on succeeding. Victoria Doramus uses her mobile phone to get tasked done by use of mobile applications which is easier, unlike the time she used to use the laptop continuously. She also utilizes App Pink Cloud because it helps her identify AA meetings in areas around her.
Victoria Doramus (@victoria_doramus) also loves reading nonfiction books despite the easy access to information and books in soft copies. Among the books that she recommends others to read include; permanent midnight, Beautiful Boy, and More by Jerry Stahl, David Sheff and Elizabeth Wurtzel consecutively. The books contain redemption stories that help Victoria Doramus shape her experience and in life.
The Summer of 2018 was an exciting time for Wes Edens, the founder of Fortress Investment and Fortress Energy, as he developed his sports-related interests. Edens is well known as the head of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA franchise and has recently expanded his sports investing in the competitive sector of English soccer. The many opportunities for investing in soccer are obvious in the U.K. with the Fortress Investments Chair choosing to take a part-ownership in the historic soccer team, Aston Villa.
The Birmingham-based club was relegated from the Premier League during the 2015-16 season and are hoping the investment made by Wes Edens and his partners will bring them a return to the top flight by the end of the current season. Edens has partnered with the Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris to take a 55 percent stake in the former European Champions worth an estimated $39 million.
Fans of Aston Villa will be hoping for a turnaround similar to that seen in Milwaukee by the Bucks under the leadership of Edens which saw the team move to a new, purpose-built arena. Aston Villa has been seeking a high-profile investor such as Edens in their bid to redevelop their Villa Park Stadium and better their loss in the playoff final of last season.
Wes Edens is a former investment manager who became a well-known figure in the investing and clean energy sectors after founding Fortress Investments in 1998 and Fortress Energy in 2014. Understanding the problems of global energy consumption has pushed Edens to develop the Fortress Energy brand which is fighting to enhance the transition to clean, renewable energy. Under the leadership and oversight of Wes Edens, the business leader has developed a series of ways to enhance the use of Liquified Natural Gas, which includes the development of a partnership with the Government of Jamaica in terms of clean energy creation.
Clay Hutson is a business owner who lives in Nashville. His company helps musicians put on live performances. He started his company in 2009 and has over 20 years of experience in his industry. His passion is rock n’ roll and some of the performers he has worked for are Garbage, Guns N’ Roses, OneRepublic, and Pink.
He says that when setting up for a live event he checks, double checks, and then triple checks all of his work. He does this for a couple of reasons. First, the equipment he and his crew set up would be a major safety hazard if it fell. Two, he wants to make sure that nothing he does causes the show to not be as good as it should be. Finally, Clay Hutson says that if you’re going to put your name on a product or service than whatever you deliver better be impeccable.
He says that in the music industry word of mouth and reputation are absolutely everything. Hard work and passion takes you a long way towards these two things in his industry. Clay Hutson says that the artists he has worked with over the years really do appreciate it when guys like him put in a lot of effort to make sure they can achieve the performance they are looking for.
Asked if he believes in anything differently from others in his industry, Clay Hutson says he does when it comes to who to hire. He says that he cares far more about someone’s abilities than he does about their attitudes. He says you simply can’t train a person who has a great personality but no talent. If someone is genuinely talented that means they had developed a passion about what they do for a living. Those are the people he likes to work with even though it is often the case that they’re pretty jaded and rough. He says that happy employees usually have a good career in the music industry but it is often the case that they are really not competent.
Some readers might already be familiar with Doe Deere. Lime Crime Cosmetics in Los Angeles employs 35 people and Doe is the CEO! She is also the owner of a fashion brand called Poppyangeloff. Some people might associate Doe’s efforts with a life-long American work ethic, but there is another ethic at work here that has gone overlooked in a country where Nationalism propaganda seems to go over surprisingly well; the immigrant work ethic. Let’s not forget that age-old traditional American business tale. The one that starts with an immigrant and this one starts with Doe.
Doe wasn’t alone when she traveled to America for the first time at the tender age of 17. She had her mother and sister with her. Together the three of them had high hopes. As the weeks passed the three learned many things. They learned that New York looks nothing like on TV, they learned that everything must be earned and they also learned that the US would not employ the mother as an accountant as she was historically in Russia. Her foreign credentials could not be accepted within the American field and the three of them went from barely blue-collar to all the way broke! They also learned that some Americans can be kind though. There was always somebody to give them a place to stay or a meal as they worked their way up.
Doe and her family reached a point where they could pay for their own government housing. Doe mentions crime and vandalism briefly at this point. She mentions them like they’re not a concern because they weren’t! The real concern for these three women was being able to have their own apartment and cash flow. It’s the type of appreciation that immigrant grandparents have struggled to teach to their family’s future generations!
This type of appreciation is hard to teach though. Just like in business, Doe had to start from the bottom so every addition was always a great appreciation. The level of appreciation that Doe, her mother, her sister and immigrants like them possess can typically only be derived from true life experience.
Hussain Sajwani is a renowned real estate investor in some of the prime areas in Dubai. He developed an interest in entrepreneurship when he was still a young boy. He sued to serve in his family business after school on a daily basis. This strengthened his interest in entrepreneurship, and after his graduation, he started a catering business. He schooled in the University of Washington in the United States and earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Industrial Engineering. He began with launching a catering business that boomed and attained great success. This success has enabled him to raise adequate money to finance his other projects. He is the Founder and the Chairman of the highly renowned DAMAC properties. He is currently one of the most successful real estate investors in Dubai.
DAMAC Owner Hussain Sajwani – Dubai has been able to shape the future of Dubai. He once stated that his main aspiration is to view Dubai and forecast its state and position 10 or 20 years down the line. Hussain also noted that he always does a thorough risk analysis before making up on the best project to venture into. He also stated that he only ventures in projects that have a fewer risk and high probability of success. This how he came up with DAMAC properties. He has no fear of failure, and this aspect has dramatically contributed to his success in his mission over the years. According to Analyst of Finance, Hussain does not rely on the success of his past projects. Despite that he is a real estate expert, he has also developed some interest in social media and digital marketing. He recognizes these strategies as the most dynamic social media tools connecting the employers, government and various businesses.
He recently stated that the best-spent 100 dollars were when he booked a photograph that shows the appearance of Dubai 50 years back. This picture was his inspiration since it featured the growth diversity of the city. Hussain believes real estate business is always a rewarding business when established in global cities. Real estate will always maintain its valuation despite the various ups and downs encountered. When he was asked about his best business quote, he said that ‘Good business leaders create a vision, articulate a vision, passionately owns the vision and relentlessly makes it a reality.’
Steve Ritchie is the CEO for Papa John’s, and he has been traveling around the country recently in order to meet up with the company’s franchisees and team members. He has revealed that Papa John’s highly values the people who have made the company what it is today and that the purpose for his visits has been to get a better understanding of their needs. Another part of what he is doing is checking in with them to find out what Papa John’s can do better for its business and for the people who it serves.
Steve Ritchie has recently paid a visit to Papa John’s stores in Detroit, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, and Los Angeles to acknowledge the people who are the core of the pizza chain’s company. He has met individuals who feel like the team who works under them is like a second family, and he has listened patiently to accounts of team members who have had to deal with some pretty nasty customers due to certain events that have occurred. He now understands that many of the managers that work for the company deeply care about their communities and that they support local and regional charitable organizations as well as schools in their area. Read Ritchie’s apology letter here.
Steve Ritchie Papa Johns revealed that some of the conversations he has had have been tough, but he believes that Papa John’s will move forward into the future with a renewed sense of commitment to the people it serves. He also reiterated that the company is a lot more than just one man and that it is really made up of all of the different people who work to make it what it is. He is satisfied that his visit helped him to understand that the Papa John’s brand can work to become better and that it can continue to serve the communities it operates in with a sense of passion and purpose. He also mentioned in a recent article that moving forward and becoming better has a lot to do with how a company acknowledges and listens to the people who mean the most. More info can be read on Papa John’s website.