workforce has been consistently
growing in recent years and entrepreneur and author Vijay Eswaran spoke about
the concept and the types of people that make up the gig economy. This
conversation took place during a panel entitled “The Demographics of the
Gig Workforce”. Vijay Eswaran is currently Qi Group’s Executive Chairman
after founding QNet in 1998. QNet is now part of the QI Group and is one of the
most substantial direct sales companies throughout the continent of Asia. The QI Group of Companies
consists of several different subsidiaries in industries such as hospitality,
retail, direct sales, and education. With all of the changes that are taking
place throughout the global economy, many people are looking for ways to make
money that are different from the traditional routes that many people have been
following for generations.
Vijay Eswaran notes that
millennials are one of the
fastest-growing demographics that are
participating in the gig economy as they are not wanting to spend their days
doing a nine to five job. Millennials are wanting to take control of their
lives and they need the incentives to do it. While generations in the past were
immediately wanting to get their own house and brand new car, Vijay Eswaran
sees a different trend among the millennials who don’t mind waiting for these
things as long as they are enjoying their lives in the process. The younger generations
want to be able to travel and have the experiences that they would not be able
to have if they were working a traditional job.
The gig economy is
something that Vijay Eswaran says has been around for the last century or so,
but the internet has changed how it works, especially when it comes to direct
sales. QI Group was one of the first direct sales businesses in Asia and the rest of the world that began using
e-commerce as part of its business plan. Vijay Eswaran had dreams of taking his
company global through the use of the internet long before Amazon and other
companies had embraced the possibility. Technology has made it easier for
people to participate in the gig economy wherever they may happen to be located
as long as they have access to the internet. There are many
different types of positions that are
considered part of the gig economy and these opportunities are only expected to
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To earn her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Tulsa, Sharon Prince worked in a sports bar as a waitress. With her MBA in hand, she moved to New York City and began a career in finance. She ended up being a leader at multiple companies, including 66°North as its US president. She is now the founder and president of a nonprofit, the Grace Farms Foundation.
Her organization is based in Connecticut. She recently announced a new initiative to make more people aware that forced labor is being used to create building products. Sharon Prince Grace Farms assembled a group of architects, designers, and related positions to create the Grace Farms Foundation Architecture + Construction Working Group. The goal of this group is to reduce modern-day slavery around the world. It will analyze global supply chains used in the construction industry.
The group will create a list of projects that don’t use slaves. It will develop a checklist of what constitutes responsible sourcing. This information will be provided to professionals in the construction, architectural, and design industries so that they can avoid building materials produced by slaves.
Sharon Prince says that companies use forced labor because it increases their profits. She aims to create a paradigm shift in which buildings are made using ethically sourced materials. This will be similar to how the industry now takes into account the environment when building. She wants companies to create new policies and standards that eliminate slavery from their supply chains.
Retired U.S. Ambassador Luis deBaca is a senior justice advisor for Grace Farms. He battled against forced labor while serving in the Obama Administration. He said that men, women, and children are being forced to produce materials like glass and fiber. 50 other professionals are also part of this group.
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Ara Chackerian is no
stranger to paving the way in
business and healthcare innovations.
He believes in the foundations of health starting in the community and the
family and using these public health measures to increase the overall health of
his patients before they’re seen. He delves into business practices that are
environmentally friendly and brings sustainability and stability to employees
in otherwise poorer communities.
Currently Ara Chackerian’s
latest venture is a Teak farm in Nicaragua, which has been a booming growth in
the economy of the people employed by the farm as well as safer because of the more
environmentally friendly practices.
He has been working as the Managing Director of ASC Capital Holdings, LLC as
part of his ongoing two-decade dedication to the healthcare industry.
Ara’s main concern seems
to be air quality and the health risks it brings, as his last post on medium.com was about the importance of reforestation and
its importance in air filtration across the globe. With his sustainable teak
farm and his investment into public health measures, it makes sense for the
idea of air quality and healthcare to frequent his concerns.
Ara Chackerian has always
found investment in the health of communities not only a profitable venture,
but the right investment to make in the long term. Working to make people
healthier through different philanthropic community improvements has provided a feedback of healthier workers and
more growth from the employees and his businesses.
through farming practices, Ara has made an effort to fund new psychiatric
treatments with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). He believes that with this new treatment that is
non-invasive and involves no drugs can be more accessible and even more effective
than other treatments on the market today. Ava Chackerian is using his
philanthropy to tackle the multiple facets of healthcare improvement around the
investment advisor and CEO of his company, Bainbridge Group, Igor Cornelsen has
a had a 40-year career based on long-term investing and careful, practical assessment of ecomomies. Though he spends much of his time in Florida,
USA, Igor Cornelsen is originally from Brazil. He was born in 1947 in the city
of Curitiba. He parlayed an early interest in things engineering into his
enrollment at the University of Parana. However, economics caught his eye in
the intererim, and he graduated with an economics degree instead in 1970.
Taking his appreciation
for the values of statistical math, he built a steady and impressive early career in investment banking. He worked for Multibanco and Unibanco in Brazil
until 1985 and then moved to London to work at the Standard Chartered Merchant
Bank. He founded an investment agency, which was thereafter bought in 1995.
having made a name for himself in the industry, Mr.
Cornelsen founded Bainbridge, a team of investors he personally trains and to
whom he brings his practical and long-term investing approach learned from a
works much of his day on learning and assessing the current
His means of practicality have managed to bring him and the individuals and
groups for whom he’s acted as an advisor through markets that were experiencing
uncertainty for a time. A key part to his method is to accurately appreciate
potential in a low market in practical terms, allowing him to appropriately
allocate funds for later gains. This has borne out in his performance in not
only his home country of Brazil, which has undergone such incidents as inflation
crises, but other parts of the world as well.
continues to function as CEO of the Bainbridge Group and to act as an advisor and trainer and manager of some of Brazil’s largest banking firms.
Buyers and sellers. Contractors. Investors. Real estate brokers. Property
managers.They might not have much in common but one thing they can agree on is the power of a good attorney.The world is becoming increasingly complicated.
Jobs have gone from simple tasks to complex multi-facilitated problems
requiring complex solutions. Following the world’s lead, laws have become more complex than they already were. Intellectual property laws makes traversing
the world of marketing a perilous jungle. Tax laws create a financial
minefield. Contracts meant to protect you easily backfire.You need more than just a navigator to cross this
ocean.Specialization has become a necessity.
Attorney Todd Levine knows just how vital being a specialist is.Graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelors in Finance, he went on to study law at Florida Levin College of Law. Starting out, he was quickly put on complex cases. As he gained experience, he realized he had a knack for simplifying complexity. Todd Levine soon became a specialist in complex commercial litigation.
Besides being an attorney, he’s also a musician. Since he was 10 years old, he has been an avid guitarist. This experience has strengthened his creative and analytical skills– skills that allow him to easily draw out the key issues from his cases and simply them.
It takes more than just analytical skills to run a law firm. As the founding member of Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L., Todd Levine has become a meticulous planner.
Meeting deadlines is critical in his field. He regularly looks ahead and plans out his day. He creates a to-do list to make sure that all of his clients receive the high level of service they expect from an attorney of his caliber. Todd Levine has won various awards for his performance in the field
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is a notable guy to talk about. He is one of the most successful people in the
world. In fact, he is in a position that many people wish to be in. As the CEO
of Papa John’s he is someone who is on top of his game. It is utterly amazing
how far he got, considering the fact that he started out being a team member
for the the organization. Throughout the years, he became an expert at food
service by working in various capacities at Papa John’s. He made pizzas, did
deliveries, worked the cash register and worked on various levels of management.
is a native of Louisville, Kentucky—a place where he currently lives with his
family. January 1st, 2018, was the day when Steve Ritchie became the CEO of
Papa John’s. Papa John’s dishes out some of the greatest pizza around at a reasonable price. The company operates on a very convenient
level. They have locations all over the world, and you can order pizza from
leadership of Steve Ritchie, Papa John’s has been doing great. This is because
of the fact that Steve Ritchie focuses on the importance of the human aspect of the business. You must tend to the needs of
the humans in your business first in order for success to follow. If people are
not having their needs met, you business will slowly—or perhaps even
quickly—begin to crumble at the seams. You have to cater to the needs of
customers because they are the ones who are buying your product and keeping you
in business. You have to also cater to the needs of your workers because they
are the ones who affect the quality of products and services that are given to the customers.
When Otto Kolschowsky moved to the United States from Germany in 1909, he decided to start a small meat market on the outskirts of Chicago, Illinois. The meat market moved once and changed the name to Otto and Sons. Within a decade they were known for producing some of the highest quality meat in the region. Little did they know that was just the beginning of their budding business.
In 1955 they partnered with Ray Kroc to provide him with meat for a restaurant he was bringing to life in Des Plaines, Illinois named McDonald’s. Eighteen years later the company opened its first meat plant in order to help provide the high production needed to accommodate the ever-growing restaurant.
Twenty years after partnering with Mr. Kroc, they changed their name to OSI Food Solutions with the O and the S to remind them of their past. A part of the name change, though, helped them to focus on the future. Since the change, they have been able to work with other corporations to help them achieve their goals as well. For example, the partnered with Alaska Milk Corporation and the General Mills Corporation to form GenOSI, which processes and ships foods within the Philippines. They also have locations in China and Inda as well.
Seeing how quickly they were changing into a food phenomenon, they opened the Culinary Innovation Center in Aurora, Illinois back in 2011.
They have taken a meat company and, through hard work and excellent ideas, now have the ability to help many food corporations expand their ideas by working alongside OSI Food Solutions. In doing so, these companies are able to get high-quality foods at a low cost.
This has happened at a rate that was congruent with the rate the market was growing as well, allowing OSI Food Solutions to create a product for almost any tastebud and any lifestyle. This means the company is seeing a growth that is unparallel to companies that were in the same niche as them from the beginning. Smart choices and hard work down the line has given humans more of a peace of mind thanks to OSI Food Solutions!
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The dynamic chairman of Qnet and founder of the QI Group, Vijay Eswaran, was
born in Malaysia in 1960, and he attended the London School of Business.
Instead of returning to his home, he stayed in Europe, and worked odd jobs
across the continent. He picked grapes in France, and worked construction in
Belgium. It was in London while driving a cab however, that he was introduced
to a new form of marketing called binary marketing. He earned a qualification
with Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, and then he went for his
MBA in the states at the University of Illinois. While in the states he worked
for marketing firm of Synaptics, but the young Mr. Eswaran had no connections
and few options waiting for him on his return home.
Eswaran finished his studies and returned to Malaysia, he made use of his
experience and knowledge of marketing he gained from his work around the world
and founded the QI Group in 1998. The QI Group is an e-commerce marketing firm
with direct sales in travel, telecommunications, luxury goods and health and
wellness. The QI Group is headquartered in Hong Kong, and it has offices
spanning 10 Asian countries. It began life selling watches from a website,
and under Mr. Eswaran’s guidance grew into a multinational conglomerate. Mr.
Eswaran has a unique philosophy of Service Above Self, which he gained from his
father. He passes his hard work ethic to his employees along with the qualities
of loyalty, trust and sincerity. He encourages his staff to approach sales like
a sports team by training hard, developing winning strategies to face the
For all his
entrepreneurial successes Mr. Eswaran has not lost touch with his customers. He
keeps his ear open for suggestions and new ideas to offer the consumer what
they want. He describes his journey to entrepreneurship as an intense
questioning and intuitive experience. Mr. Eswaran begins each day with an hour
of silence, which he explains in his first book, the “Sphere of Silence”. He developed a Thought of the Day approach when
writing his second book, the “Thinking Zone.” His third and fourth book are a
collection of thoughts called “18 Stepping Stones” and a compilation of his
photography titled “On the Wings of Thought.” His books sum up his philosophies
on life and business with an insightful view into the workings of his sense of
values and ethics.
Mr. Eswaran is
the winner of the New Global Indian an award given for philanthropy and
business successes. Forbes named him the 25th richest man in Asia. He established the Rythm Foundation, which is
the charity arm of the QI Group.
Peter’s Briger Beginnings
Peter Briger’s name is synonymous with Fortress Investment Group, but before he was a key player at Fortress he was climbing the financial steps of success. After receiving his BA and MBA, Peter Briger moved towards bigger heights and enjoyed a career in finance in multiple positions. Seeing an opportunity for more, he later joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. as there point man for distressed assets. After over 15 years of service and becoming a partner, he aimed for higher sites in this financial arena.
Briger’s Life with Fortress
Peter Briger found that longing for more ending when he joined Fortress Investment Group in 2002. At Fortress, Briger was responsible for real estate and debt securities, he held the reins and led Fortress to a closing success in their assets during his first year. Showing so much promise and skill, Peter Briger became Principal and Co-Chairman on the board at Fortress. Leaving behind his life with Goldman, Peter has created a new niche form himself in the finance industry with Fortress. It seems anything Peter Briger touches turns to gold. Currently the real estate and credit business is showing great numbers for Fortress; as a result of Peter Briger
and his teams efforts in building a portfolio for clients that are worth watching. His strategies of taking distressed assets and making a profit from them, makes him the guru of finance during economic downturns. His buy low and sell high concepts has kept him and Fortress in realm of great financial planning. Peter Briger’s life is not all about finance. He is also a board member of the Tipping Point. The Tipping Point is a non-profit organization that helps underprivileged families succeed. He also serves on the board for Caliber Schools, which aids in preparing students for success in college.
Mark Holyoake is extremely capable of being the head of Icelandic Seafood International, which is the company he recently became the CEO of. Even in the few months he has been around to help the company in any way he can, they have seen some major improvements over the last individual who was heading their company.
It is important to note, however, that Mark Holyoake has nothing but fond memories for the old CEO, and he considers him to be a close friend. The changes that were necessary to be made to Icelandic Seafood International were not personal at all to him, and it would be unwise to assume otherwise. In fact, even though he has a lot of plans for changing the current state of the industry, he is also quite impressed by the work his previous CEO was able to accomplish, and he does not want to throw all that hard work down the drain. To Mark Holyoake, this would be nothing but a total waste of potential. Just because a system is flawed does not mean it cannot be improved, and it is improving the syste m of the past that Mark Holyoake hopes to do throughout the duration of his career.
Because he is so driven to create change to his current industry, Mark Holyoake was probably the best candidate for his newfound position. In fact, there was little debate as to who might be a good fit for CEO of Icelandic Seafood International; truly, the answer stood out as plain as day. Mark Holyoake has been standing in plain sight for all his life, working as hard as he is possibly able. Only recently, however, has he finally be able to pull it together well enough to get him the position he so obviously deserves. It would seem as though his journey has only just begun.
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