Chris Burch is a businessman who loves working with people whose ideas could become real business disrupters. The kind of businesses Burch has bought shares in at his company, Burch Creative Capital range from wireless power charging technology such as that of Powermat, office space planning and furniture sales in Poppin, and other household and fashion brands. Burch also has bought gifts from some of these companies either for himself or for family and friends, and he decided to share them with others in a company blog post. Burch recommends buying things like a Trademark Cooper Cage Tote if your loved one likes quality handbags, a U.S. Jaclean Zero-Gravity Massage Chair if they’re an elderly person who needs a chair to relax in, a Barbour Gisburne jacket or maybe just small sweets from Fatty Sundays or Pretzables. Check releasefact.com.
It’s quite remarkable to know how Chris Burch came from rural New York and the campus of Ithaca College to become a billionaire in 2012. He began his first business at that college by selling sweaters that he would buy from a nearby factory and make a little extra money delivering them to customers. This small business soon had enough demand that Burch decided to finance the opening of a factory and department stores for his new Eagle Eye Apparel company, and sales began to soar in the millions. He and his brother owned the company for over 20 years until they sold it off. By then Burch had started taking up other investments as a partner of the Internet Capital Group and a key investor in Guggenheim Partners. Burch also was a joint owner in Tory Burch, a fashion group named for his wife at the time, and after selling his stake in that company he started Burch Creative Capital (prnewswire.com).
Some of Chris Burch’s biggest acquisitions have been residential and commercial real estate including partial ownership of Faena Hotel + Universe and majority stakes in Nihiwatu Resort, the recently named world’s best vacation destination (http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/christopher-maya-j-christopher-burch-hamptons-house-article). Outside of business Burch is involved with charity as a former board member of the Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation and the Tilton School. He also produced a New York Times reviewed movie known as “Watch It.”
Read this interesting interview of him on entrepreneur.com.
On July 19, 2017, Sujit Choudhry definitely exhibited his leadership powers as he spoke at a presidentialist forum in Kiev, Ukraine regarding the current constitutional changes that were occurring in that country. The Center For Policy and Reform is a major think tank in Ukraine and they hosted the workshop.
There is no question that Sujit Choudhry felt it was a major privilege to be invited to this forum. Choudhry also believes participation in the forum provides an excellent opportunity to discuss some of the instabilities of Ukraine’s current system (constitutionaltransisitons.org). Choudhry feels that this democracy has been unstable because of a number of reasons, including the fact there is too much power concentration in the Ukrainian presidency, weak political parties, a weak electoral system, and an improper concentration of powers between the president and the prime minister.
Choudhry was joined by many other well-respected members of the international community, including Sumit Bisarya of International DEA, Thomas Sidelious of Dalarna University, and a number of other noted Ukrainian cabinet officials and advisors to Ukraine heads of state.
To his credit, Choudhry has lectured in dozens of countries. He has been looked on by a number of emerging democracies as an expert in the nature of reform. For a country in transition such as Ukraine, there is truly no better expert to look to than Choudhry, who has dedicated his life’s work and mission to fostering growth in new democracies. Additional article on law.nyu.edu.
For Choudhry, the main issue of importance is to ensure that all democracies adhere to a strong and power central constitutional document ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/sujit-choudhry-738656100). Choudhry believes that emerging democracies must ensure that all decision are based on the constitution, otherwise they will fall into dishonor and disfavor (patch.com). We all can be extremely thankful that individuals such as Sujit Choudhry are “keeping these new democracies honest” so to speak.
For successful entrepreneur Chris Burch, gift giving is one way he gives back to those who mean the most to him. He enjoys giving gifts that he knows his loved ones wouldn’t buy for themselves. He recently wrote a list of products that he has purchased as gifts that include a Copper Cage Tote, a Snow Home Candle Set, and a Barbour Gisburne Jacket. These gifts and other reflect Chris’ own style and from companies that he invests in. Some of his favorite gifts to give come from some of his extensive travels during business trips. Perhaps his favorite gift to give is a monetary donation to a charity in the name of the person he is giving to.
Chris Burch has almost 40 years of experience in entrepreneurship which started when he an his brother Bob launched a sweater company in college. While attending Ithaca College, Chris and Bob created a clothing line called Eagle’s Eye Apparel, that specialized in sweaters, check bjtonline.com. By the time the brothers sold the company it was worth nearly $165 million. After the sale, Chris invested in the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the Internet Capital Group, an investment that made him quite a healthy sum of money. Additional article on architecturaldigest.com.
Chris then turned his investment eye toward a multitude of sectors including real estate. he has made significant investments in luxury vacation homes and resort properties. In 2012, Chris bought Nihi Sumba Island and financed the build of one of the top resort hotels in the world, Faena Hotel & Universe. He has launched a number of business ventures including C. Wonder, the apparel brand that he later sold to Xcel Brands. Other startups Chris has been involved in include Powermat, Next Jump, Voss Water, Nihiwatu, ED by Ellen DeGeneres, and Cocoon9.
Chris Burch is a firm believer of serving others and has served on the board of the Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation. He has served on the board and is the former president of The Pierre Hotel Co-op. He has worked to help fund research for a number of New York-based non-profits to include the Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Read this interview on https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222766
The International Pediatrics Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam, more commonly known as IPSAC-VN, is a health organization that offers medical services provided by world wide volunteers to children in Vietnam. Their goal is to provide medical aid along with training exchanges and educational support to help modernize the health of future generations in Vietnam. Though the money that is donated to this organization helps the ongoing efforts through supplies and health costs, IPSAC-VN is most supported by the medical volunteers that give their time and knowledge to help. One of the organizations greatest volunteers and contributors is Dr. Mark Holterman. More detailed info here.
Dr. Holterman feels that his greatest commodity is his knowledge and time, both of which he provides everywhere he can. He has been a professor since 2011 at the University of Illinois College of Medicine while serving as the attending pediatric surgeon at two medical facilities, Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Check this. Dr. Holterman serves as the CEO of Mariam Global Health where he uses his college major in biology to do research on ground breaking technologies such as stem cell regeneration, cancer treatments, and immunosuppression treatments that have successfully been used to treat life changing illnesses such as diabetes and thyroiditis, see health.usnews.com.
With such a full schedule it would be much easier for Dr. Holterman to simply donate monetary funds to IPSAC-VN to further their humanitarian efforts, but the time he donates gives a much greater value to the organization. Dr. Holterman uses his vast knowledge to train other volunteer surgeons on the advanced medical procedures that need to be provided to the children of Vietnam. Read this. Learning on sight from an expert in the field creates more high quality surgeons to continue the work that is being done. Dr. Holterman also stands as a symbol of the power that volunteering can give to the world. IPSAC-VN knows the value that medically educated volunteers provides and Dr. Mark Holterman helps to show all the good work that can be accomplished through the donation of time.
Added details on http://peoria.medicine.uic.edu/departments/surgery/surgery-faculty/name/mark-holterman/
News from Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential nominee, indicates that he had successfully undertaken a prostate surgery. The operation was conducted to address a slow-growing tumor diagnosed earlier in the year. The news comes to affirm his probability of running for the U.S Senate seat in Utah. The operation was conducted at UC Irvine Hospital in California by Dr. Thomas Ahlering. Sources have it that the former presidential nominee prognosis is good. Romney joins a group of 161,360 men diagnosed in 2017. Prostate cancer is prominent in the elderly. Statistics show that 60 percent of diagnosis are on men aged above 65 years. It’s rare to fall ill at the age of below 40 years. Romney turned 70 in March last year.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition that occurs in men usually over 50 years old and is characterized by an enlarged prostate. As men age, it is natural for the prostate to become enlarge. BPH is a noncancerous growth of the cells within the prostate gland. By age 60, more than half of men have BPH. By age 85, about 90 percent of men have BPH, but only about 30 percent will have symptoms. The signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia are related to urination because the enlarging of the prostate puts pressure on the urethra which decreases the flow of urine. Signs and symptoms include a weak or slow urinary stream, incomplete emptying of the bladder, frequent urination, urinary urgency, a urinary stream that starts and stops, waking up often at night to urinate, straining to urinate, dripping and leaking after urination. #health #healthtips #bph #enlargeprostate #drdavidsamadi #menshealth
Romney joins a group of U.S politicians treated for the disease. Early 2013, Colin Powel, a former Secretary of State underwent an operation to remove the prostate gland. In 2002, while running for president as a Democratic candidate, John Kelly was treated for prostate cancer. The disease has had no recurrence. If a diagnosis gets made, a patient has two options. He may choose to perform surgery or opt for radiation. As a urologist/oncologist, Dr. David Samadi says it’s important to discuss the pros and cons with the patient. He recommends performing surgery if it hasn’t spread and is localized. Studies have shown that surgery yields better results than radiation.
On the other hand, radiation lead to the growth or development of secondary cancers that are associated with the side effects of radiation. It’s also difficult to operate after a radiation session. Chances of beating cancer reduce to 30 percent if radiation doesn’t work and the disease continues to thrive. According to Dr. David Samadi, it’s crucial for men awaiting surgery to seek information regarding the Doctor’s experience.
Dr. David Samadi is best known for his work in urology. On the other hand, his role at Lenox Hill Hospital sets him apart in the group of Urologists. There, he is the chief of robotic surgery, a new technological advancement that has led to high rates of successful operations. Dr. David Samadi has been on the frontline in the development of innovative surgical methods. Throughout his career, Samadi has developed a specialty and gained experience in treating prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer. During his career, he developed a treatment that involved minimal invasions and consequently, leading to reduced recovery time for the patients.
About Dr. David Samadi: www.sharecare.com/doctor/dr-david-samadi-3