The full title of the new book former real estate guru Nick Vertucci put out is “Seven Figure Decisions: Having the Balls to Succeed.” This book has sold a lot of copies on Amazon so far, and the great thing about it is it really is uplifting for a diverse audience. Yes, the book was directed more towards aspiring real estate brokers and investors, but it really has a message for everyone who may have had failures in business and need encouragement to get back up. Nick Vertucci tells both his own personal story and things he learned in the tricky business of real estate.
Nick Vertucci had gotten into real estate because he had learned about some of the promises of wealth in buying up properties and making returns on investments there. He had previously owned a computer parts sales business that he had lost due to the impact of the dot-com bubble of 2000, and he hoped that real estate might be a field he could learn despite having no business degree or previous working experience in the field. Vertucci states in his book that it certainly took periods of trial and error and nearly going bankrupt to figure out real estate, but he never quit learning or seeking out guidance, and in time he owned rental properties that would bring him to a 7-figure income.
Nick Vertucci was able to retire and spend time with his family after years of hard work in real estate, but he helped seed the NV Real Estate Academy. This place is not connected with any university, and it’s where anyone who enrolls can learn the secrets of real estate in a way that’s easy to understand. They’re also part of a support network that can help them even after they go out in the field. Vertucci has said that often the tools to make real estate work for you are hidden, and his academy reveals them.
In the world of hair care, image is everything. We live in a judgmental society, and everyone is judged by their particular look on Facebook. Your hair plays a crucial role in your overall appearance. Hair can come in various hues, textures and lengths. Some of the best haircare stylists have many years of training under their belt, but all aren’t created equal. This is where Chaz Dean enters the frame, and this celebrity stylist has made a huge name for himself in a rather short period of time. Dean has a passion for what he does, and he has set a new standard in professional hair care. On the other hand, his very own haircare line works great for the average-everyday consumer.
According to wiktionary, Chaz Dean launched Wen by Chaz over 15 years ago, and it has risen straight to the top of the ranks. The WEN brand is very affluent as well as very sought-after. “I couldn’t do what I do if I wasn’t passionate about it,” said Dean. His love of hair care started with photography. Instead of just focusing on a subject or a particular region, Dean was always about photographing an entire look. After taking courses in commercial photography, he went on to attend cosmetology school. Dean is all about creating a look, and he is using his haircare line to achieve his lifelong goal.
Matthew Fleeger is one of the leading business professional with vast knowledge in marketing and finance. He holds a business administration degree from Southern Methodist University. Upon graduation, Fleeger started his career in oil and gas companies, where he has served in several executive positions.
Currently, Matthew Fleeger is the Chief Executive Officer and the President of the Gulf Coast Western. He is regarded as one of the best experts in tanning industries, oil and gas, and waste management. His skills in team building, strategic planning, entrepreneurial and contract negotiation have helped propel the company to greater heights.
Before the current role, Fleeger had founded MEd Solutions, Inc., a holding company that specialized in disposal, transportation, and treatment of medical waste produced by the healthcare company. Matthew Fleeger served as the Chief Executive Officer and the president of MEd Solutions, Inc., where he recorded massive success. After running the venture for approximately 12 years, he sold it out to Stericycle, Inc., a leader in the industry of waste management. Matthew Fleeger has also formed two tanning companies namely Palm Beach Tan and Mystic Tan. The two companies have combined revenue of more than $100 million.
Gulf Coast Western operates enterprises that have good returns, and very low risk of making losses to participating companies. The company primarily focuses on leasing of properties that have both geophysical and geological advantages, with a well-developed structure. Additionally, Gulf Coast Western is involved in oil and gas exploration in different areas across the United States oil-rich zones.
According to Matthew Fleeger, the constant success at the Gulf Coast Western is a product of many years of transparent and open relationship with the accredited partners. The right relationship has been built on respect and mutual trust, which has been earned through years of integrity and honesty.
Deirdre Baggot has always been noted for her work with bundled medical billing. Providing a middle ground billing option for members of the healthcare debate on both sides of the fence. Episodic is the key term here. Entire groups of services related to a particular end result are broken up into individual, “episodes.” This is the system that Deirdre Baggot and her colleagues have made so common place within the medical industry today. The thing to remember about Deirdre is that she started off working for large medical companies and then went out on her own as a consultant; guided only by her former boss/CEO that was interested in consulting too. She’s been a well known business strategist with ties to the bundle billing movement ever since. She is an inspriational entrepreneur to many. Inspirey sat down with her for an interview not long ago and the results have a few interesting things to note… Learn more on Inspirey.com
She Accidentally became what she is Today
When asked if there was ever a time when she would have doubted her own abilities she mentioned that in the beginning she did. She referred to her getting into consulting as, “…an accident…” and states a group of great people assisted her until she grew into it. Not very many people that accidentally fell into something will admit that this is how they got there. This shows Deirdre’s humble nature. If one thinks about it, it all happened relatively quick for her. She tells her (then) boss that she wants to leave corporate world and he says, “I already have! Come check it out when you’re off!”
She places Importance on Real Life Experience
Deirdre Baggot is not one of those consultants that relies on learned book information alone; she feels that real life experience is also necessary to assist clients correctly. She professes in the interview that it is real life experience combined with a vast amount of knowledge that will allow the consultant to assist a client and get the most desired level of results.
Despite recent quarterly earnings reports indicating a slight downslide in sales revenue and price per share, Papa John’s International CEO Steve Richie is confident that the company is regaining trust with its customer base. Although the road to recovery will be long and and rough, he admits confidence in the company’s ability to bounce back through measurable objectives for organizational improvement. Opportunities ahead present even more chances to apply measures of transparency. The company is reaping the rewards in the early stages of its initiatives due to Ritchie and team understanding how to address the “inheritance tax” leftover from previous leadership. The focus on first rebranding internally is doing much to relieve the looming challenges, but is a mere stepping stone compared to what lies ahead.
Steve Ritchie Papa Johns confirms that employee engagement has allowed the company to rebuild trust faster than anticipated. As leadership becomes more open and proactive about making actual progress, the higher customer sentiment rises. The company is so focused on customer retention, that it recently underwent a complete restructuring of its executive board; creating new vice president positions with concentrations on analytics, user experience, strategy, and brand innovation.
Steve Ritchie is convinced that the restructuring played a central role in keeping the Papa John’s image aligned with its new mission- a set of five key goals necessary to the pizza giant’s future.
As mentioned on Biz Journals, share prices have made several small gains in since plummeting in late summer, 2018. Papa John’s third-quarter missed expectations by several points; with overall revenue down by 16% since earlier quarters, and same store sales down by almost 10%.
Even in the face of decreasing international comparable sales, management continues to handle the situation with care. Steve Ritchie, Mike Nettles, and CFO Joe Smith are taking steps to protect employees and its reputation in the marketplace.
Randal Nardone is the Co-Founder and CEO of Fortress Investment Group, a leading investment management firm. He was appointed to the firm’s board of directors in 2006. Since the founding of the alternative asset manager in 1998, Mr. Nardone has been part of its management committee.
The senior executive at Fortress also serves in prestigious positions in a number of Fortress Investment Group’s subsidiaries such as leadership position at FMA LLC, Eurocastle Investment, Seacastle, Impac Commercial Holdings, FM Falstaff Advisors, FIG LLC, Newcastle Investment Holdings and Florida East Coast Railway. In 2007, Randal Nardone was featured in Forbes Magazine’s World Billionaires list ranking No. 557.
Randal Nardone graduated with a BA from University of Connecticut and a JD from Boston University School of Law. He has been very instrumental in determining the strategic direction of Fortress Investment Group. Fortress started as an equity firm in 1998 and it grew rapidly in the hands of Wes Edens, Randal Nardone and Peter Briger to become a global investment management firm managing assets worth over $40 billion on behalf of over 1500 investors across the world.
Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Nardone served as a managing director at UBS as well as a principal at BlackRock Financial Management. Earlier on, he worked at Thacher Proffitt & Wood law firm as a partner. His experience in the investment sector spans wide and far working in many firms in various capacities. What won’t go unnmentioned, however, is the contribution he made to the growth of Fortress which started with an initial investment of $400 million. In 10 years, the company had started trading its shares publicly making it the first investment management firm to go public in the United States. Currently, the company is valued at over $3 billion and recently, it was acquired by SoftBank for $3.3 billion.
SoftBank had earlier focused on tech companies and this acquisition deal came as a surprise. It is in line with its mission to lead in the world of investment management. Fortress Investment Group continued with its operations normally in the wake of the acquisition and its founding principals led by Randal Nardone stated in a statement that it is a new dawn for the company as it embarks on a new path. They are embracing the challenges and opportunities of the world market by joining forces with SoftBank.
Stream Energy is a company that provides energy and protective services to its customers and was founded in the year 2005. Stream Energy has grown, and it now functions in close to 7 states including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Georgia. This company is a force to be reckoned with and has been making a lot of energy sales since its founding.
Dallas Patch Feature
Stream Energy was featured on the Dallas Patch for their new addition that is the Stream Care Center. Stream Energy formed the Stream Care Center to provide relief to individuals that needed aid at times of hardships and natural disasters. For instance, when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, many people were left homeless. Stream Care came to their rescue and provided them with food, clothing, and shelter. Stream Care also provided financial aids to the people of Houston affected by the hurricane to help them get back on their feet. Stream Care has been involved in many other philanthropic efforts over the years thus, the recognition on Dallas Patch. The foundation aims at making the world a better place by being of help at any time. Stream Care was featured on Dallas Patch on March 5th, 2018.
Stream Care Philanthropic efforts
Stream energy is involved in a lot of charitable efforts around the globe that aim at eradicating poverty and generally improving the living standards of people. The Stream Care is solely responsible for this as mentioned earlier and they offer emergency assistance to people. Some of the philanthropic efforts that they have been involved with include:
Stream Care works with the Habitat for Humanity foundation that strives to provide affordable homes to individuals. These two provide free labor for the building and repairing of homes, and they also offer cheap mortgages for the ones that they build.
Back in 2016 when North Texas was hit by a tornado, Stream Care and theSalvation Army joined hands to help the millions of people that were rendered homeless and helpless. The initiative raised enough money to provide food, shelter, and clothing to these people.
The tourism industry of Brazil has been growing at a rapid pace in the last few decades. The part of the contributions for the growth of the tourism industry in Brazil goes to CVC Brazil; a company started by Guilherme Paulus when he was just twenty-four. Under the leadership and guidance of Guilherme Paulus, CVC Brazil has become the largest tour operators in not only Brazil but all of Latin America.
After he worked at IBM for a while, he was approached by Casa Faro to join as an airfare salesman. During this time, he got to know more about the tour and travel business. It helped him develop the idea of starting his own company by the name of CVC Brazil, which has now gone on to become one of the largest tour operators in the world.
Guilherme Paulus has won many awards in Brazil and from other countries due to the success he has achieved as a businessman and his contributions to the tourism industry. He is also the founder of the GJP Hotels and Resorts, which currently has 19 properties in different locations in the country. The success of both CVC Brazil and GJP Hotels and Resorts can be attributed to the leadership and business skills of Guilherme Paulus. After he worked in the tour and travel business for some years, he understood what the people are looking for. It is why he started many different tour and travel packages that weren’t available earlier. He was one of the few people to take tourism in Brazil seriously and try to attract tourists from different parts of the world to visit their beautiful country and was quite successful.
Guilherme Paulus said in the interview that one of the good habits that he has continued till now even after becoming the chairman of CVC is that he continues to monitor and supervise the day to day operations of the company. It has helped him stay connected to the ground level employees as well as the customers. It helps him get the information he needs from time to time that allows him to make strategic business decisions.
If you are new to the world of business, then you may not have heard of Eric Lefkofsky. This celebrated businessman was born on September 2nd, 1969. In his lifetime, he has risen to become an American billionaire, a true self-made one, thanks to his business ventures.Lefkofsky is best known for being the CEO of many reputable businesses, including Groupon, Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorkings, Uptake, Lightbank, Mediaocean, and, most notably, health company Tempus.
While many of the ventures founded and run by Lefkofsky have risen to great success, the one to really take not of is Tempus.In case you’re not familiar with it, Tempus is a technology company that has the unique goal of creating a library of molecular and clinical data. The organization also strives to compile this data into an easily manageable operating system.Using Tempus and its products, doctors can deliver all types of personalized care, including and especially, cancer care to patients. The company offers an interactive platform to make its system easy to use for healthcare providers.Through this program and the research power behind it, doctors can make smart, quick decisions concerning patient care. The company was designed to help all patients receive the best health care and treatment possible and to make it easier for healthcare practitioners to provide that care.
The Brain Behind the Business
It’s obvious to all who encounter Tempus or Lefkofsky’s other businesses that this is a man with power and great business ideas.And aside, from his great business mind, Lefkofsky also has a great heart for people. He has founded a charitable trust, the Lefkofsky Foundation, which focuses on fudning a charitable organizations that help children.He is also a member of the Giving Pledge, which encourages the wealthy to donate to reputable causes.Great business ideas and great giving combine to make Eric Lefkofsky a great man.
There is no success with no struggle. There is a price that one has to pay to get what you want. Paul Mampilly agrees with statement. He says that before he became the successful person he is today, he had to go through a process.
Before joining Wall Street, when he was still in college, he had two jobs that he considers the “worst” jobs he has ever done. One was pumping gas at a gas station in New Jersey. The other job was at a cafeteria, where he worked in the morning shift. He says that these jobs were incredibly hard and demanding. However, they taught him the importance of hard work and what one needed to do to get to the top. This motivation of wanting a better life is what led him to become the person he is today.
Paul Mampilly is an editor at Banyan Hill Publishing. He researches and advises the readers on the stock investment. He has had success with his column because of the experience he has had in the past. He was in Wall Street for years. He did so well that he became a participant at Templeton Foundation, an investment competition. As his norm is, he did well by multiplying $55 million to $88 million. The cherry on top was that he made this profits during the 2008 financial crisis.
Paul Mampilly says that for you to learn the ways of being successful in Wall Street, you have to participate in it actively. For this reason, he says that the only important role that college plays is providing one with the certificates that give you access to Wall Street. If it were not for this purpose, Paul could not have attended college if he went back in time. He could have bought the stock related books and learned about stocks himself. Paul Mampilly Has Struck Gold Again.
Paul Mampilly has two trends that excite him. One is the millennial’s trend, and the other one is the Internet of Things. He says that the future technology will take over the business world. Also, the millennial making up 92% of the population, will have much to do with the success of the businesses.