OSI Industries is among the leading food providers globally. It has more than 20 000 employees with 65 facilities in 17 countries. It started from humble beginning to a multinational food provider in American history. The industry is growing rapidly to a globalized and modern economy. OSI Industries began using an immigrant experience mainly from Chicago, Illinois. Many individuals in America at 20th century were from Germany. Each person strived to establish farms in the plains. A Century of Innovation at OSI Group.
OSI Industries was started in 1909 by Kolschowsky who began a little open-air market to serve his community. He carried out the business with a lot of passion, and by the end of First World War, the industry had expanded into a wholesale business. He moved most of its operators to other places such as Chicago, Maywood, and Suburb.
In 1928, the business becomes a family based and was named Otto and Sons. At this time, it was still small but yet a vita successful and stable business in American Community. At the beginning of the Post Second World War economic expansion, many latest suburbs began across many parts of US that needed a lot of inventiveness.
Otto and Sons rebranded itself to OSI industries in 1975. This was exactly 70 years since its transition from a family business to an advanced company. Leadership changed when Otto and Sons were about to retire, Sheldon Lavin, come in as a partner. Lavin became the CEO of the Industry in the 1980s because of his experience in banking sector. The transitions were so significant, and it made it be among the leading companies in the US ranked at number 58 on 2016 Forbes group with an estimated sale of more than $6 billion.
In 1994, the industry made a partnership agreement with Nation Pizza and Foods. In the early 2000s, it started poultry processing. It expanded rapidly in many parts like Australia and India. It has earned a substantial growth, and one of its values is to integrate technology in food quality and safety. It focuses on environment and sustainability of modern food production. Since then it has received many awards such as California Green Business Award in 2016 and Globe of Honor in 2016.
It is not every day you get to dine with the president of the United States and talk about personal business, but for Hussain Sajwani of DAMAC Properties, this is a norm. He not only works closely with the Trump family, but the two families are close friends. He recently partnered with the Trump Organization to build the Trump International Golf Club whose villas have brought in almost $2 billion in sales.
Hussain Sajwani is a renowned Emirati property developer and Chairman of DAMAC Properties, a real estate development company. His career took off as a contracts manager in GASCO a branch of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. In 1982, only two years after graduating from the University of Washington, Hussain Sajwani launched his first business. It was a specialist catering company now known as Global Logistics Services which he still owns. He then launched his first property development business building hotels in Dubai in 1996 to accommodate the increasing number of people visiting the Emirates for business. Hussain then launched DAMAC in 2002. Presently, he manages investment portfolios of securities in several regional and international markets.
DAMAC is a publicly-listed corporation whose shares trade on the Dubai Financial Market. It employs about 2000 employees and boasts of being one of the best companies in luxury property development having delivered more than 20,000 homes. The company broke ground between 2001 and 2005 with a number of luxury estate projects within Dubai. It then went global in 2005 with properties in Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan. It is important to note that DAMAC financed its growth without help from external investors. It quickly became one of the most lucrative and influential corporations in Dubai and the whole Middle East under the leadership of Hussain Sajwani, the DAMAC Owner. In late 2013, DAMAC Properties was the first real estate company from the Middle East to be listed on the London Stock Exchange. Currently, the company is working on properties in the U.K, Qatar and Jordan.
Apart from being a real estate titan, Hussain Sajwani (@hussainsajwani) is also philanthropic at heart, giving to many charitable foundations and organizations. He is most remembered for writing a two million AED check which was enough to give clothing to over 50,000 disadvantaged children around the world.
During the course of her career Victoria Doramus has worked for a number of media firms. Among these are Mindshare, Stila Cosmetics, Creative Artists Agency, and Trendera. She was also once living and working in New York City for the film director and producer Peter Berg. For two years she was his personal assistant which includes managing his residence, doing errands, and coordinating schedules among other activities.
Victoria Doramus is now a resident of London. When she first arrived in London she was a writer and research assistant for a variety of organizations. Her writing appeared in high-end magazines, newspapers, and journals. Among the publications she wrote for were What’s Next: The Experts Guide, The Huffington Post, and Jane Buckingham.
A few years ago she turned her efforts towards helping nonprofits build their brands in order to better fulfill their mission statements. Victoria Doramus has worked with the Amy Winehouse Foundation, Room to Read, Best Friends Animal Society, and Women’s Prison Association. Among the other things she does for these organizations is to come up with creative ways to provide aid to those who they are seeking to help.
Hussain Sajwani is a UAE national and the founder of DAMAC properties. The Emirati who is a successful property developer is also the chairman of the international property development firm. He graduated from the University of Washington and launched his career as a contracts manager at one of the companies in the UAE called GASCO. Shortly after, he ventured into entrepreneurship and expanded into the catering industry in 1982.
As one of the pioneers of Dubai’s property market, Sajwani developed numerous hotels in the 90s with the objective of accommodating the influx of visitors that came into the country for trade and tourism purposes. Sajwani identified a significant market opportunity in 2002 that inspired him to found DAMAC properties. Due to his commitment and dedication, the company has grown to become among the largest development firms in the Middle East region.
Sajawani’s expertise in property development, alongside his marketing, legal, sales and administrative skills have been identified as the fundamental drivers of the company’s success. His efforts have steered the successful completion of projects in major global cities like Beirut and Dubai. He also led DAMAC properties in increasing its revenue generation and enabled it to be ranked among the most successful companies by the Forbes Global List in 2017.
Currently, DAMAC properties employs an estimated 2000 employees and is listed in the Dubai Financial Market. DAMAC properties also holds a development portfolio of at least 44,000 units that are in different phases of planning and progress.
According to the Arab News, the astute entrepreneur maintains a clean track record of success in the international equity and capital markets. Currently, Hussain Sajwan has various investment portfolios in a wide range of regional as well as global markets. He has also launched DICO investments which is an investment firm that deals in mergers, acquisitions, and private equities. Mr. Sajwan is also a shareholder in publicly traded firms and continually seeks to find value propositions in the investments sphere. Forbes 2018 ranked him as the 4th richest man in the Arabian region, having a net worth of $4.1 billion. Get connected with Hussain Sajwani on LinkedIn.
Jim Toner is a real estate investor and a very good one at that. He’s enjoyed a long and very successful career working in real estate. He is a great speaker in this field, acting as a radio show host, and a consultant on the subject. His expertise in making real estate investments easy and user-friendly for people in everyday life has made his business a huge success and has ensured that he’s enjoyed a brilliant career. However, in a recent interview Jim toner gave a brief outline of his daily gym routine – could this also be the secret to his success?
Jim, who has taught thousands of people the best way on how to invest in real estate with his 2 little Houses Plan. He admits in a interview that he attends the gym every single morning. Jim’s day usually gets started at 5:30 in the morning. The first 30 minutes he is awake, he just spend that time clearing his mind and thinking. Then he makes his way to the gym. He explains that he likes to listen to audible books and podcasts as he works out. He also mentions, that he feels, this is one of the reasons he succeeded so much in business and in life in general. Jim Toner then states, that by the time he is finished with exercise, his mind and body is ready.
Jim’s morning routine obviously helps set him up for the day. His exercise regime combined with listening to podcasts or audible books, in all probability, gets his mind clear from muddled thoughts, and gets his creative juices flowing. His understanding that his mind and body needs to be stimulated and kept in tip-top condition, in order for him to find a balance between life and work – is inspirational.
There is no doubt that Jim Toner (@thejimtoner) can guide us in everything we need to know about real estate investment. However, inadvertently, Jim also teaches us that by caring for our minds and bodies, we really give ourselves the best chance of success in real estate investment and business in general.
Jim Larkin is a well-known trade union leader and socialist activist who help founded the Irish Labour Party in 1912. Born and raised in Liverpool, England, on January 21, 1876, Larkin had a very poor upbringing and mostly worked in odd jobs throughout his childhood to help his family out. His working class parents came from Northern Ireland and had emigrated to England before he was born.
Larkin participated in the dispute and it resulted in losing his foreman dock-porter job. The National Union of Dock Labourers appointed him as one of their trade union organizers and sent him off to several cities in Scotland for his first duties as a union member.
Although he was naturally a skillful union organizer, the NUDL had to remove him from the union because of his strike methods. In 1908, Jim Larkin moved to Dublin, Ireland, to establish his own trade union organization, the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union, ITGWU. Read more: James Larkin | Biography and James Larkin | Ireland Calling
He continuously fought for workers’ rights across Ireland as well as support other organizations in the area. His desire was for Ireland’s industrial labor force to work under one union.
The ITGWU had gained over 10,000 members by 1912 and many employers of Dublin opposed Larkin’s trade unionism. They gave all of their workers under the ITGWU a choice to save their employment or become locked out.
The infamous ‘1913 Dublin Lock-out’ had occurred afterwards and more than 20,000 laborers went against 300 employers in non-violent strikes and boycotts. The workers had vigorously fought for fair pay and employment.
Tempus is a technology company that is based in Chicago that utilizes big data analytics to gather and provide an analysis of cancer patient information to provide physicians useful tools that help them to tailor their treatment protocols to specific patients.
The company’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Eric Lefkofsky, began the project in 2015 and has exploded with growth, reaching many important milestones in its brief existence.
Tempus has been identified as a top 10 tech company in Chicago and back in March secured venture capital funding in the amount of $80 million. This funding served to increase the value of the company to $1.1 billion. This has propelled Tempus to unicorn status, the industry nickname for a company that is both privately held and possesses a value of more than $1 billion. There are only five other unicorns operating in tech industry in the city of Chicago.
Eric Lefkofsky explains that Tempus partners with organizations and individuals throughout all areas of the healthcare industry. This includes doctors and pharmaceutical companies that are interested in making use of big data to affect a positive change in the treatment of cancer patients. The company has also worked with many hospitals, universities, and cancer institutes in America.
About Eric Lefkofsky
Eric Lefkofsky is an entrepreneur and philanthropist that has made a great impact in his native Chicago and the nation as a whole. He and wife Liz have joined efforts to become co-founders of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation that supports initiatives that have a positive impact on the communities they serve. The couple has also taken part in the Giving Pledge initiative since 2013.
Eric Lefkofksy is also a published author and works at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago as an adjunct professor.
Jim Toner is a hardworking man and therefore a successful real estate investor and entrepreneur. He has succeeded in the field after having an experience of more than two decades. He has been able to face the lowest point of his life but now he is facing the highest. This experience he has is having both good and bad things that he has faced in his life.
He believes that everyone should work hard to ensure they are having mind and body that is healthy. He is a son of a steelworker and what he believed when growing up is that, so that you become successful you have to work hard mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically. When you are more valuable, then you will experience a dramatic increase in your income.
When you are physically fit, it is a condition that is prerequisite for delivering changes in the financial life that you are living. Jim Toner in his life has seen most people trying to succeed amidst having poor health throughout and he includes himself making them fail. This has made Jim Toner have physical health as being a good business plan which is a necessity in any successful financial life. Taking proper diet and exercises will lead to a better decision, clear thinking, and a better attitude in someone’s life.
The other piece of survivor is laughter. It is known to activate chemicals that are beneficial in the body which places you in the state of being happy which helps to return the body into a balanced state.
According to Dr. Norman Cousins, he said that how he was used to laughing was aiding his sleep because he used to deal with life-threatening illness. Laughter was having positive effects and it cant be overlooked because it helps in lowering the blood pressure, promoting good sleep, stimulating the digestive system, increasing the stamina, and much more.
When he talks about having mental health, it is the leading ingredient in building wealth. The other thing is that it can become fruitful when reading the success and wealth of people. The books are unlimited and the legendary of learning figures becomes something invaluable. Connect with Jim on Facebook or Pinterest.
Luiz Carlos Trabuco is one of the known best bankers in Brazil. With zeal to improve the banking sector, he has emerged as one of the best strategist and leader when it comes to managing and running money matter in general. He has made working at a bank seem like a walk in the park, by the way, he smoothly transitions anything that he puts his mind to work on. He has made decisions that have led to significant profits as well as expansions on the Banco Bradesco.
As a graduate of the Marilia University in Sao Paulo in Brazil, Trabuco has gathered experience as well as an education that helps him in running the work he does. Among his academic achievements, he acquired a Masters degree in philosophy. His vast experience on financial aspects as well as the educational background has put him in a position to give concrete and substantial strategies, as well as decisions that have led to the propelling of profits and businesses in his company.
Trabuco started his career as a clerk, where he gained experience working in different positions at the company. He was keen enough to watch and learn how people worked. His observation and learning spirit gave him the opportunity to learn from other people’s mess-ups and weak points which helped him to strengthen his strategies and avoid getting into trouble. Apart from working as a clerk, Trabuco’s resume indicates that he has worked in several other places besides Bradesco.
Trabuco’s career escalated from being a clerk to the know renown executive of the Banco Bradesco. He has led the company to acquisitions and mergers that have put his name on the financial industry spotlight. He has become one of the most sorts after executive when it comes to financial matters. His way of making decisions that are out of the box and are unique is the reason he has managed to stay afloat in the financial industry.
His ways of running things and the decisions as well as changes in Bradesco were met with hostility and somehow shot down. However, his persistence to what he believed were the best moves for the company paid off, in the long run, shooting the companies profile and profits up the roofs. His work ethic has earned him an outstanding reputation and an extensive resume that makes him the most important and wanted a man in the financial sector.
Hussain Sajwani was born in 1952 and is the owner and chairman of Damac properties. He is 65 years old, and he currently lives in United Arab Emirates, Dubai. He obtained an Industrial Engineering and Economics degree from the University of Washington, under a government scholarship. Damac properties have made Sajwani be widely known as a successful real estate developer. The company was ranked the first in the Global 2000 list in Forbes 2017.
The businessman kicked off his career in GASCO as a contract manager and later left to start his own business in the year 1982. The catering business grew gradually, and today, it is the trendsetter in the catering industry. It currently manages over two hundred projects and serves over 150,000 meals in a day in various markets including Africa, Middle East, and CIS. The division offers several services like servicing army camps, construction campsites, educational institutions and five-star hotels. Additionally, it specializes in providing maintenance, workforce supply, and camp management services among other ancillary services.
A recent interview reveals that the businessman was ranked the wealthiest billionaire in UAE in 2017. He is an employer of over 2000 people thus being the primary source of income for many households. The company’s shares peeked after the company partnered with the Trump Organization to open its first Golf Club. According to Forbes, the net worth of the businessman has increased from 3.7 billion dollars to 4.3 billion dollars in the past six months.
According to Bloomberg, the optimistic nature of Hussain Sajwan led to the success of the company since its establishment. He says that the main things that have contributed to the success of the real estate company are the ability to adapt and react to changes as well as positively dealing with the realities of the markets at all times. In fact, he prides himself in being the lone survivor in the market after the 2008 crisis that led to the stagnation of many companies.