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Privinvest – How One Man, Iskandar Safa, Brought The Group To A World-Class Level Of Success In International Shipbuilding

by Chris Holden - October 11th, 2019


In competitive economic environments, consumers get better deals. This is a natural outcome of competition. Less expensive and higher quality goods and services are chosen collectively by consumers because everyone wants better values.

The more competitors there are, the less profit each one is able to reap. Businesses join forces through acquisitions, mergers, and forming coalitions or partnerships. The international shipbuilding market has become much more competitive over the past few decades. Iskandar Safa realized this 30 years ago and decided to bring together some of the world’s greatest shipbuilding industry competitors.

An unbridled passion for making a difference in the world has been the driving force behind Iskandar Safa’s success. Iskandar Safa is an example of what concentrated hard work can obtain in the world.

A practicing civil engineer, Iskandar Safa ditched his safe, well-paying job to form Privinvest alongside his brother Akram in 1990. Today, Privinvest is one of the world’s largest groups of shipbuilding companies. Privinvest holds seven independent shipbuilding entities under its belt.

Through this partnership, customers feel safer about having their needs met successfully by Privinvest and competitors earn more money through decreased competition. Refer to This Article to learn more.


About One Of Privinvest’s Leading Shipbuilding Companies

Nobiskrug is one of the best manufacturers of marine vessels in Germany. The company, situated directly on the Elder River in the relatively small city of Rendsburg, has established itself as a leader in the European luxury yacht market.

One of Nobiskrug’s finest creations, as well as one of the most recent, is Sailing Yacht A”, which was custom-crafted for a Russian billionaire. It won an award at the 2018 World Superyacht Awards, a world-class recognition ceremony, for being one of the most innovative and technologically superior yachts large enough to be considered “superyachts.”

After Sailing Yacht A was finished last year, Nobiskrug tallied a total of 10 superyachts under its belt, each of which takes close to a year, if not longer, to complete. Get More Information Here.

A few of Nobiskrug’s most well-known superyachts include Odessa II, Mogambo, and Sycara V.


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An Idea Born on time with Richard Liu Qiangdong

by Chris Holden - October 11th, 2019

As a student, Richard Liu juggled studies and business. As expected, the results were not favorable. He had to close down his business. One of the lessons he picked was any business needs time as an investment.

During the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Richard Liu opened up on his journey. How has taken the lead and the future he holds. Remarkably to note is that he stumbled into e-commerce during a tragic time.

After university, Richard Liu Qiangdong started his career. He worked for a health company, Japan Life. He had excellent computer skills, and during his short stint, he served in different roles. His next move was the entrepreneurship journey.

In 1998, Richard Liu opened a retail shop in Beijing. The retail store sold magneto-optical products and computer accessories. For the next several years, the shop was doing well, and they had managed to open a total of twelve retail shops.

But again, in 2004, SARS broke out in China. The outcome was closing down the shops. There was minimal interaction between sellers and customers. It was during this moment that the idea of selling online was born. Richard Liu started in e-commerce.

It was a dark road, and he started with I.T products, phones, and digital accessories. One year down the line, the numbers showed e-commerce retail was doing well. Richard Liu Qiangdong then decided to lay the base of operation. He states that with the customers being not receptive, he ensured that the products sold were not counterfeit, the pricing was reasonable, and the customer care was amicable.

By the year 2010, had stock of all the products. They have invested in their logistic and currently have 500 logistic centers in China. It is impressive to note in China; a product can be delivered six hours after placing an order.

In the next ten years, Richard Liu envisions to be the number one of the retail store in the world. Currently, they are working to ensure that the global delivery system is efficient. His focus is on eCommerce, the internet, and logistic to be a leader in the industry.

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Smita Shah Discusses Female Empowerment

by Chris Holden - October 10th, 2019

As one of the most well-known female entrepreneurs and engineers, Smita Shah is certainly no stranger to success in the world of business but many women around the world are struggling with getting ahead in the workplace due to lack of female role models and the occasional scarcity of self-esteem. Fortunately, however, she has recently provided these females with a list of how best to excel in their careers and how to attain success in the world of entrepreneurship. The first tip is to have confidence in yourself as she believes the main obstacle preventing them from getting ahead is due to poor self-image. This is why it’s important to respect yourself or else nobody else will. In that same vein, the next tip is to assess your own skills. 

The simple fact of the matter is if you are able, to be honest with yourself about your own skills and capabilities, you’ll be able to make better decisions and learn how to become more resilient throughout your career. It’s also important to dress for success as this will make you appear professional and you will gain respect from your colleagues. This includes wearing business attire and having good posture to show people how serious you are about your work. One of the most important aspects is to make sure no one else takes credit for your achievements. The story of your career can inspire others but not if you let people step all over you. Learn more:

When you’re working, it’s important to focus on your short term career goals rather than looking too far into the future as that will enable you to maintain your success while providing you with the chance to learn more and more about the business industry. Back in the old days, many women were relegated to such servile positions as secretaries and assistants. That’s why it’s important not to comply with these stereotypes or else you’ll set back the women’s movement at least 100 years. As someone who is Indian, she knows all about what it’s like to get stuck in a subservient role as part of their culture which is exactly why it’s important not to let these stereotypes hold you back and assert yourself whenever it proves necessary. 

As a businesswoman, it may also be necessary sometimes to pull rank on your employees and have them address you by your full title and name to ensure they know who the boss is. If you lay down the law early on, they will not only respect you more but they’ll be more inclined to do good work for you. You should also be delegating your workload to other employees as this will prevent you from having to bring your work home with you. And, finally, you should always take time off when you need it as being an entrepreneur can be very daunting. This includes a mental health day or simply just having a day to decompress and relax before heading back to work.

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Bhanu Choudhrie Calls On Congress To Address Pilot Shortage

by Chris Holden - October 10th, 2019

Because the cost of fuel is lower and the economy is better, more people than ever are taking flights with airlines. What follows is the price of tickets has gone down. These statistics are looking like they will continue to incline.

Even though this sounds like amazing news, there is a dark side to this fact. Bhanu Choudhrie an aviation expert explains that since more people are using the airlines, these airlines need to increase the growth of its number of pilots. If the growth of pilots continues to increase so slowly at the same rate, by 2020 there will not be enough pilots to fly these planes.

Luckily congress is looking to hopefully fix this problem with a new legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. The chairman of the Senator Commerce Committee is actively making a change by trying to make it a lot easier for co-pilots to obtain their license.

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Bhanu Choudhrie states one problem with gaining more pilots is that they used to go through the military to become pilots. This was a lot easier. Now most are trying to obtain their license through flight lessons privately. While this could sound ideal, it’s actually higher in cost and takes a lot more time. This means not as many people will be motivated or financially capable of becoming a pilot which makes it even more of a problem.

Bhanu Choudhrie says this has become so much of a problem that the age to retire for pilots was heightened to 65. This was done in the hopes that there will be more pilots by having them retire later. This doesn’t really help much and is a faulty solution because the problem is younger people aren’t becoming pilots. Many pilots will retire anyway regardless of the raise to the maximum age, according to Bhanu Choudhrie, which makes the solution less effective.

The cost to become a pilot is expensive. The cost sits at a towering 150k. However, the pay starts at 20k for entry level pilots. Many would say this is not enough compensation for such an investment.

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Mc Donals Beef Supplier, OSI Group, Partners with Impossible Foods to Create the Impossible Burger

by Chris Holden - October 9th, 2019

Impossible Foods, a plant based food company, is happy to announce to one and all that they have partnered up with OSI Group to increase the production capacity of their veggie burgers, called the Impossible Burger. The OSI company is a major manufacturer of different protein products, with 65 manufacturing plants in 17 countries around the globe. They have many satisfied clients, with McDonalds topping the list. They have been this company’s supplier of meat patties for over sixty years now. The OSI Group and Impossible Foods collaboration came about when this food startup realized that they can no longer handle the massive demand. They recently ventured with Burger King to produce the Impossible Whooper, which was sold in 59 locations.

However, Impossible Foods was not able to anticipate the positive reception, so they literally ran out of Impossible Burger Patties to sell and they had nothing to offer their clients who wanted more. The Impossible Foods senior vice president for products and operations, Ms. Sheetal Shah said that it was quite a disastrous and embarrassing situation to be put in. They knew that people wanted veggie alternatives, but they did not realize that there is a throng of people who are now into plant based burgers. But she also noted that this faux pas is a blessing in disguise. Because of the shortage, the company realized where they need to improve. Hence, they made the decision to collaborate with OSI Group.

Impossible Foods has a lot of confidence in the capabilities of OSI Group in increasing their production capacity. The OSI company has been a world leader in this industry, so they are assured of knowledge and expertise that this reliable team can offer to help Impossible Foods reach greater heights. They are confident that with this new partnership, Impossible Foods can now meet the strong demand for the Impossible Burger. Ms. Shah also said that their company is looking forward to a possible future collaboration with McDonalds. Now that they have tapped the help of the Golden Arches’ leading meat supplier, they understand that quality behind the burger patties produced by McDonalds. Impossible Foods is eager to build a long and happy relationship with OSI, so they can continue to ensure that stocks will be available for their clients.

How Jeremy Goldstein Helps The Fountain House

by Chris Holden - October 8th, 2019

Jeremy Goldstein is an attorney who acted as a host for a gala that was held at a placed called Fountain House. The Fountain House is a charity started in 1944. The charitable organization has grown immensely since its’ beginning. The Fountain House’s mission has been to help people with mental illness. The Fountain House helps people with mental illness by providing them with housing and providing them a way to support themselves. The company provide education opportunities and allows people to give back to the community. The charitable organization is working hard to remove the stigma that society excludes people with mental illness. The Fountain House works with local communities and provides programs to help people recover from mental illness. There is more than 19 percent of the population who suffers from mental illness annually.


Goldstein was able to start a boutique law firm called Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates, LLC. Goldstein would be a lawyer who provides advice to corporations and management teams regarding compensation and corporate governance matters. Goldstein has been a part of the acquisition of Goodrich by United Technologies. Goldstein has been a part of many other business acquisitions throughout his career. Goldstein has proven he understood the law, but he also was a speaker who spoke about executive compensation. Goldstein also was a writer. He is considered one of the best executive compensation lawyer in the nation. Goldstein will assist the Fountain House in attracting people who will pay $5,000 for dinner. The funds will help maintain the Fountain House’s initiatives regarding education, housing, and healthcare.


Goldstein has experience working with non-compete agreements. Non-compete agreements are used to prevent an employee from working with another company who would be considered a competitor of the employee’s former company. Goldstein’s involvement with the gala is indirectly helping the Fountain House expand the reach of the organization. The charity has been able to work with the World Health Organization to create a conference called the He Healthier Longer Lives for People with Serious Mental Illnesses. The conference was able to attract much mental health personnel from different countries. The Fountain House has been able to make people with mental illness contributors to society. The charitable organization is providing people more confidence to join the workforce. The Fountain House provides work that would teach people how to grow flowers and vegetables. The organization has been responsible for feeding over 35,000 people. The Fountain House is combatting homelessness. The organization ensures people have a place to sleep. People who may suffer from mental illness are able to have a workout thanks to the partnerships with YMCA and Adam Lewis Wellness Center.


The Fountain House has been able to show the support of education with individuals who suffer from mental health issues. People are able to continue their education that will help them improve their lives. People between the age and range of 13-30 years of age is being helped by the Fountain House with their continued education. Mental illness affects children and adults. The Fountain House with the help of people like Goldstein obtains funds needed to improve the circumstances of individuals who have experienced mental illness.


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Brian and Karen Salle – North Carolina Entrepreneurs

by Chris Holden - October 7th, 2019

Brian Salle

Brian Salle is an experienced entrepreneur. He was annoyed with the lack of online marketing solutions and created an online marketing firm for business people. The Salle Group was founded on January 1st, 2016. He is the founder and CEO. It helps businesses by showing internet marketing solutions.

It provides web design marketing and technology solutions no matter the size of the business. Other services include a mobile app, custom portal or store and database solution. They can work with multiple programming languages. His company has eight team members, over eighty SEO campaigns managed, over 56 managed analytic accounts and over six years in design and marketing.

Brian Salle holds three jobs other than the Salle Group. He is the Principal Director of Information Technology at Florida Property Network since March 1st, 2015. On July 4th, 2016 he founded Blackpoint at Linville Falls and is the owner. He is also the co-founder and co-owner of Highland Legacy Farms.

Karen Salle

Karen Salle is in real estate sales and is also co-founder and co-owner of Highland Legacy Farms. Since March 1st, 2014, she has been a Realtor and manager at Florida Property Network. She is also an Exclusive Broker at Blackpoint at Linville Falls.

Jack Plotkin and the Future of Telehealth Medicine

by Chris Holden - October 7th, 2019

Jack Plotkin is a successful and driven technology professional that is always striving for more. He attended Harvard University where he studied computer science. He has worked with tons of large companies including Fortune 500 companies working with programming and analytic tools. Though he worked initially in investment banking, Jack Plotkin has now moved to the world of technology and telehealth and is the CTO of VirtualHealth.

Jack PlotkinHe was one of the first members of VirtualHealth and has helped it to grow from a small, two desk operation to a company that is rapidly growing and is part of the Deloitte Fast 500. VirtualHealth offers a huge range of services and is now working to help vulnerable patients to get better access to healthcare and to use personal logging items like pedometers or smartwatches that take constant stats on the individual.

Plotkin states that diversity is one of the things that helps to keep him going every day and helps to make his days interesting. Plotkin first became part of healthcare while advising with life science companies like Merck and Pfizer while still working in investment banking. He saw that things needed to change and that there was room for improvement. He worked with healthcare companies for years before becoming officially involved in 2012 with VirtualHealth. There is so much that can be done for healthcare and Plotkin and his company are working to help improve the overall landscape and make a true difference.

Jack PlotkinJack Plotkin says that though healthcare is a somewhat conservative industry, there is certainly room for change and room for improvement. As one of the most significant industries in the world, healthcare has the potential to have a huge impact on patients and on the way that people interact with their healthcare. Jack and his team have been working tirelessly to bring change to the ever-growing healthcare industry and are set to make some fantastic strides as the landscape changes.

Dinner Can Be Made Easy And Fun With Tips From USHEALTH Group

by Chris Holden - October 6th, 2019

All meals are important. Of the typical three meals a day the average person takes in, it is dinner that often assumes a place of primary importance for many people. Diner is when people relax after a long day at work or at leisure. It’s when they take special care in setting the table and bringing out special items like heirloom china and their prized candlesticks. This is often when people get together with the people they love. Many dinners are about sharing the day’s experiences and learning from others. At the same time, this can also be a meal that can be challenging to bring to the table. Many people find it hard to get dinners on that everyone can enjoy. They also find it hard to get dinners on the table that are healthy. Fortunately, as those at USHEALTH point out, it is possible to establish good habits and prepare a healthy meal that is also tasty. People who can overcome their urge to rush to fast food at this time can be rewarded with great meals and fabulous company. Learn about UShealth Group at

Lots of Shortcuts

Those who are rushed for time face special challenges along the way. They may not have the time they wish at the end of the day to create the meals they want. For them, it is possible to make use of wonderful shortcuts that make meal prep a snap. Modern tools like slow cookers are widely available. They will cook for the person when they are not at home. Chopping up a few ingredients is easy. Throw them into the cooker and you can have a fantastic meal waiting for you and the family when you get home. There are many versatile meals that require only commonly seen ingredients found around the house. For example, turkey is high in protein and low in fat and calories. It can be added to the cooker and turned into an incredibly flavorful chili that pleases a great many people. Turkey is also an inexpensive choice that is widely available all year long. It’s also something that can be changed up with ease depending on the seasons. If you like yogurt and other kinds of dairy products, add in a dollop for extra flavor and additional body. Add in different kinds of spices and you’ll have a lovely meal to serve to your friends and your family.

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Vijay Eswaran: Meditation Is Essential To His Day

by Chris Holden - October 6th, 2019

Vijay Eswaran is best known for founding the QNet, a direct selling company in Asia, in 1998. Eventually, QNet grew to be what is known as the QI Group of Companies in which he serves as its Executive Chairman alongside his role as founder. QNet is one of the most prominent direct selling companies in Asia and it sells many different products. Some of these include lifestyle, wellness, and health products. One of the reasons why Vijay Eswaran was able to grow his business to such prominence so quickly was his use of e-commerce combined with direct selling. At the time, the concept was still in its infancy and no other companies like his had begun selling their products online. QNet is based in Hong Kong but has customers and entrepreneurs that are located in many different countries throughout the world.

Vijay Eswaran and QI Group have impacted the lives of millions of different entrepreneurs throughout upwards of 100 different countries in the world. In India, QNet operates Vihaan Direct Selling, a franchisee company. This company alone does business through more than 3,000,000 entrepreneurs in the country of India. The fact that Vijay Eswaran has been able to have such an impact on so many people is something that drives him to make his company and the entrepreneurs that work with it a success. He is quick to admit that the idea of network marketing was not something that appealed to him at first. In fact, he was incredibly cynical about the whole concept until be began learning more about it and realized that the industry had a lot of potentials to make impressive revenue while providing a business opportunity for people around Asia.

One of the things that Vijay Eswaran enjoys about his career is the fact that it allows him to travel all around the globe. He can never be quite sure about where he will be waking up in a few days but he almost always starts his day keeping himself informed about what is going on with his QI Group through his smartphone. The days of Vijay Eswaran can be very hectic which is why he tries to spend some time in silence so he can meditate and contemplate the day ahead of him. He states that this practice is something that he tries to do every morning it can last between one and three hours.