The one thing that every new investor wants to know is how to be successful in their business. Many people set up businesses but with time, the hopes that they had fade away. This is because although it is not impossible; it is not easy. It takes courage, and the willingness to learn to make it. You also need passion to help you stick around when things get tough.
Louis Chenevert has been able to attain these standards to become one of the most discussed CEO of UTC. The current CEO of UTC uses some of the mechanisms that were used by Louis Chenevert to help maintain the class that he set for the company.
Louis Chenevert helped the firm gain leverage of the company in the industry through his great acquisitions. The Goodrich acquisition that Louis Chenevert made took him a very long time. Louis Chenevert had a lot of meetings and negotiations, but in the long-run, he was able to acquire the firm at $18.2 billion. This was the most expensive aerospace deal that had ever made in the USA.
The other acquisition that Louis Chenevert made was that of Pratt & Whitney. To understand how Louis Chenevert decided to buy the GTF engine, we would have to go back to what he used to do before he joined UTC.
Louis Chenevert began working at General Motors immediately after school. Here, he had multiple promotions. He was serving as the Production General Manager before leaving the company for Pratt & Whitney in 1993. Pratt & Whitney deals with engine manufacturing. Chenevert realized that the GTF engine had a lot of power and potential to become something great.
In Pratt & Whitney, Chenevert earned himself the President position within six years. The firm was a branch of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC). It was during his position at Pratt & Whitney that the board of directors of UTC nominated him as their CEO. Immediately he assumed the seat; he led UTC to buy the GTF engine. It took UTC two decades to design and $10 billion to purchase the engine, but it led to UTC being named as the most profitable company in the United States.
Selling is a big part of what you do at Marker America. You are not just selling anything. You are selling technology. You are going to get clients who will automatically buy what you offer. You are going to come across clients who need to be poked and prodded a little bit more.
A former Market America Rep has been gracious enough to offer some special tips to help you first-time reps. These tips are designed to help make your job of selling somewhat easier.
1) Start identifying your goals and what you want to achieve.
“You got to have a goal. Do you have a goal?”
Kit, Pretty Woman 1990
You cannot move forward in Market America unless you know who you are and what you want out of your place in the company. You cannot just say you want to make money. Everyone wants to make money. Your goals need to be more specific and more in tune with your personality. You cannot become a success unless you know who you are and what you can bring to the company.
2) You need to know that selling is not an art form. You might have heard that before, but you need to listen. Selling is as much a part of science and technology as the products are. You cannot treat every customer the same. Every customer brings you something new and different. You will interact with every customer differently. It is a process. Their needs are just as important as yours.
3) You need to focus on the clients in Market America who want to buy. This method is the cornerstone of your business. You cannot waste your time on people who do not really have an interest.
Plant the seed. Some of the seeds are going to grow. Others will remain lifeless in Market America. The clients who want to buy are going to be your bread and butter. The others ones are just going to be icing on the cake.
Sahm Adrangi is the founder of Kerrisdale Capital Management; he also serves as the Chief Investment Officer in the same company. The firm was established around 2009 and Sahm has played a huge part in its development since the inception.
Before founding Kerrisdale Investment Capital management, Sahm Adrangi worked at Longacre Fund Management as an investment analyst, he also served at Chanin Capital Partners and offered to advise services to creditors. Working in financial institutions gave Sahm a firm stepping ground on all matters finances he gathered a lot of information during his time in this positions, and this has helped him emerge as one of the best in the financial sector. Apart from his experience, his education has also played a huge part since he acquired a bachelors’ degree from Yale University in Economics.
Sahm is not afraid to express his views especially on the finance subject which he understands, just recently Sahm gave his views on Kodak company and how shareholders might not benefit from the company. According to Sahm Adrangi’s observation shares have risen suspiciously and this was after the announcement of KODAKOne, KODAKOne was launched by the company Kodak and is intended to use crypto-assets to deal with some of the issues affecting the company such as patent violation.
According to Sahm the use of cryptocurrency and blockchains is not a smart move for the company that majors in image production and printing. Though the concept of digital currency is an exciting concept, in this case, it will not help solve the problems at Kodak but instead cause more financial constraints.
Kodak is faced with debt issues tightening liquidity and debt contracts that are restricting them in how they deliver to their shareholders. Thus the introduction of kodakone which according to kodak’s management is a move aimed at securing the company’s dignity. However, Sahm Adrangi gives an insight on why the idea might not yield fruits.
The introduction of this new technology is not the solution to unsolved problems according to Sahm the best way to deal with financial issues is by addressing them from the roots and not introducing more complicated applications.
The program has several restrictions that hinder its adaptability making a questionable move for Kodak.
Nexloop is one of the many companies looking to create easily accessible water. Their latest innovation is a product called AquaWeb. A product that mimics several of natures natural ways of collecting water into a mechanism with the hopes to prevent water scarcity. The AquaWeb has the capabilities of capturing water from the atmosphere. Instead of gathering water from a well, rain cloud, or river; it takes the water right out of the air. This innovation allows for any community needing water to sustain itself without waiting for rain or hydration of an irrigation system. Plenty of water resides within our atmosphere or from rainfall or fog and this innovation will help many communities. Someone being just as innovative, if not more, is Josh Smith of Reno, Nevada.
Josh Smith has ushered us into what he calls the “Home Gardening Revolution” in Reno, Nevada by making a self-sustaining Greenhouse. People are now able to purchase their own self sustaining garden that monitors things such as soil moisture and Greenhouse temperature. When the temperature increases to a high enough level a fan turns on to cool the room. When the soil moisture detection unit reaches a certain level of dryness, the sprinklers will automatically water that portion of soil. The Greenhouses are made of a material that is extremely light in weight; durable enough it can withstand category four hurricane winds.
Josh Smith spent a total of five years in research and development in Reno, Nevada. He has field tested his product for three years and finally is launching his Modular Greenhouse. Nexloop took inspiration from spiders web and the butterflies wings. Josh Smith takes his inspiration from his town of Reno, Nevada to cross country. The naturally occurring processes within view in his town of how nature adapts to weather to survive. Josh Smith designed a wifi program to track the changes in the Greenhouse to notify the devices how to alter the internal climate of each Greenhouse for optimal vegetation growth. Josh Smith is now launching his Home Gardening Revolution, the self sustaining Modular Greenhouse.
Food services are some of the most profitable industries in the world. Many supermarkets and grocery stores tend to receive their food products from the same supplier. Schools and other similar organizations can also be added to the list. One of the world’s leading food suppliers is located right here in the U.S. This food supplier is one of the largest privately held companies in the nation. OSI Group is the name and supplying some of the best custom food solutions is the game. The company was started by a German immigrant over 100 years ago. At the time, it was just a small meat market, but it sold some of the freshest beef products. Before its prominent name as OSI Group, the small company was known as Otto & Sons.
As of today, OSI Group is dominating the industry because it can handle many facets of the business itself. This includes distribution, development, processing and management. CEO Sheldon Lavin has done a wonderful job at keeping the company on top of its game. Lavin’s continued growth plan is focusing on green practices, food safety and sustainability. Recent acquisitions have also boosted the company’s earning margins. By acquiring Flagship Europe, OSI Group can expand into untapped markets. Flagship Europe is one of top food suppliers in the foreign market as it specialized in marinades, condiments and other food products. OSI Group also acquired Tyson Foods in 2016.
OSI Group doesn’t work for its clients, it work with its clients, especially when it comes to creating custom foods. Just about anything unique can be personified thanks to the company’s innovative facilities and food savvy experts. This includes meat, cheese, pork, fruits and vegetables. Basically, the entire gambit is covered. With such great leadership and knowledge, OSI Group will continue to grow well into the future.
OSI Group Info: www.linkedin.com/company/osi-industries
One of the biggest names in the world of meat processing industry is OSI Industries. The company is headed by Sheldon Lavin, who has worked hard day and night to make OSI Industries a market leading in the meat processing sector. Sheldon Lavin has over four decades of experience in the meat processing industry, which has helped him make strategic changes in the company’s operations and business model. It is these changes that collectively assisted in making OSI Industries one of the biggest suppliers of processed high-quality meat across the globe, and to major names in the food industry, such as KFC, Subway, and McDonald’s.
Sheldon Lavin began career in the finance sector and joined a financing firm. It is through his job as the finance coordinator that he came across the previous owners of the Otto and Sons. The owners needed investment for various business activities, and Sheldon Lavin facilitated it through his financing firm. Over the years, Sheldon Lavin developed close and personal ties with the owners, but when there was a need for further finance, the employers of Sheldon Lavin put forward the condition that more funding would be disbursed only if Sheldon guaranteed it. It is how Sheldon Lavin became the partner in the firm, which he heads today. Otto and Sons were later renamed and called OSI Industries as the company started to open its global production units.
Sheldon Lavin focused on global expansion after he became the CEO and Chairman of OSI Industries because he knew that is the only way he can keep the cost low and ensure good quality output. The company today runs 70 production units dotted across the 17 countries. The company supplies its products to countries across the globe, and the list of clients continues to grow under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin. Even though OSI Industries is considered a market leader, Sheldon Lavin doesn’t want to get complacent and let the competition take over. It is this kind of spirit and energy and his contribution to the success of the company, he has won many awards over his career span, including the Global Visionary Award by Vision World Academy of India in 2016.
Visit Sheldon Lavin’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/public/Sheldon-Lavin
Becoming a professional racquetball player is not easy, but if one puts in the time and effort, the chances are that they will be successful. Though most people who put in the effort end up succeeding, however, the rewards that they get are worth the challenge they face. Before going pro in any sport, ask yourself the reason why you want to do it and carry out intensive research on it. When you have gathered enough facts about the sport and are sure that you can be able to handle it, the next important thing to have is a plan.
It is best to have long-term training strategy if you want to be a pro. You also need the discipline required to follow through with the plan. If possible work with a professional racquetball player so that they can not only train you but also give you the insights on how you can get to their level. Even if you do not find a pro, you can look for a coach who will help you be on the right track. Unlike what most people assume, becoming a professional racquetball player means that one should get into shape. One has to be in a better shape more than anyone who they meet in the field. The other thing that you need to do is a lot of practice, if possible put up a team who will help you practice so that you can reach the professional level.
About Sawyer Howitt
Ever since he was a child, Sawyer Howitt has been focused on racquetball. Though young, he has achieved a lot as a skilled racquetball player, he is, in fact, one of the members of the Oregon Racquetball club. He is among the players that have been recognized by the U.S. Racquetball Association. However, his skills are not only on the field but also the office. Sawyer works as the proprietor of the Meriwether group as the project manager of the firm. The company offers consultancy in business acceleration and development.
Sawyer Howitt has his father David Howitt as his mentor. David is the administrator of the Meriwether group. David is known to guide present day entrepreneurs and in fact, has been recognized as the business leader to watch in 2017. Thus, this makes his the ideal person mentor his son Sawyer.