Doe Deere is a woman who has a vision. Her vision was catapulted in American. But her drive and her love of America started as a little girl and continued to grow even through many years of hardship.
Doe was born as Xenia Vorotova in Russia. The year she turned 17, her mother decided to move their family of three, which included a sister, to America. This began a very difficult journey for the three of them. They landed in New York City full of excitement. Unfortunately, her mother was unable to get a job that would support them and eventually they ended up homeless and in a shelter in New York City. This did not stop Xenia. If anything, it increased her drive. The kindness of strangers provided them with opportunities. They moved into an apartment in Harlem. Xenia’s mother finally got a job as an accountant and Xenia was able to go to the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her younger sister got into Columbia University on a full scholarship not long after that. It was what set them all up for the success that was coming.
A few years passed, and Xenia became Doe Deere. In 2008, Doe began her company, Lime Crime. From rags to riches almost overnight became reality for this self-made entrepreneur. She worked hard, very hard, but she also never stopped dreaming. Doe dreamed of what could be and what she wanted.
In her article in entrepreneur.com,For Immigrants, America Was, Is and Will Always Be Great, Doe talks about the American Dream. She even thanks America for giving her the opportunity to pursue this dream. This is so inspiring! Here is a woman who came to American, her family lost everything, became homeless, lived in run-down housing projects, yet continued to work hard and pursue and believe in a dream. As a result, she became a very successful entrepreneur. Thank you Doe, for believing in this country and continuing to dream. May all of us, immigrants AND Americans alike continue to believe in the American dream and make this country great again!
It is quite evident that Brazil as a country faces difficulties in nurturing entrepreneurs. There are a number of challenges that scare Brazilians from starting businesses including high taxes. This however did not hold down Guilherme Paulus. In history, he goes down as one of the most successful business people in the tourism sector in Brazil. Mr. Paulus at first was in the computer science industry. He later realized that his passion was in hotels and tour agencies. He worked as a travels salesman where he acquired very important skills. At the age of 24, Guilherme Paulus started his own company called the CVC Tour Company. His major goal was to completely change the sector in the country and upgrade all the services offered so as to boost tourism in Brazil.
Over the years, CVC has grown and led to establishment of other hotels such as the GJP hotels that are all over the country. This great hotelier realized a loop-hole in the tourism sector in Brazil and decided to turn it into an opportunity. Under the leadership of Guilherme Paulus, CVC and GJP have ranked top in hospitality industry.
Guilherme Paulus has always believed in taking part in almost all tasks assigned to his workers. He knows that if he is actively involved in the daily activities then he will be able to understand his employees and know exactly what the market needs. He also values the community. Giving back to the society is his way of appreciating them for the support they give. Guilherme donates funds to the less privileged in Brazil. He generously gives financial aid to support the needy.
His part time activities include traveling and spending time on the internet. Traveling enables one get exposed to different environments and therefore realize what improvements need to be done in their businesses. He also believes that technology and the internet are very powerful tools in the market today. They help in marketing and reaching clients from all over the world. Through the internet, one can learn new ways of doing things. Interacting with fellow entrepreneurs is also very important when it comes to tourism.
It is becoming the norm across the globe for workers to retire day in day out. Whether working as public servants or in private institutions, retirement is always reckoning fast. Many individuals are waiting eagerly for their retirement whereas others are so skeptical of their future post-retirement. Whether happy or discontented about your retirement, the buck stops on the decisions you make today financially.
Paul Mampilly foresaw his retirement and adjusted his finances to cater to the aftermath of leaving his typical office life. In a rather interesting twist, he retired at an early age of 45 years, contrary to the 60 years expectation. His career period had marked significant transformations in his finances, setting good precedence for the retirement. Paul’s considerable interest in investments had sparred his fortune a great deal. Due to the exponential abilities he showcases in evaluating possible investment opportunities, Kinetics Asset Management Fund worth grew by 26% from its initial net value of $6 Billion, and the Return On Investment of the Hedge Fund rose to $25 Billion.
Paul Mampilly was no ordinary investor due to his bold moves in conquering new investment opportunities which seemed too risky for other investors of his stature. This was confirmed in the year 2008, a season which sparked a financial crisis in America. Out of a $50 Million investment, he raked in vast profits of up to $88 Million. The event singled him out among other moguls in the investment industry as he scooped the Templeton Foundation Award later in 2009.
Paul Mampilly has shifted his focus in investments to the medical industry. He notes that medical practitioners are subjected to inequitable pressure to develop inventories that will bring to an end the cancer menace that is wreaking havoc across the globe. With his precision medicine, the health sector will turn a new leaf as the diseases will be cured entirely rather than reducing their effects which has over time and again been the norm.
Profits Unlimited, a newsletter published by Paul Mampilly has grabbed the eyes of over 90,000 individuals who are subscribed to receive the publication. However, its contents reach millions of other people across the globe, therefore making him one of the few investors who work past 14 hours in a day. His vast experience in investments is accrued to his yesteryears in higher education. He boasts of being a Montclair University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a similar one in Business Finance which he acquired in 1995 at the Fordham School.
Michael Hagele is an American lawyer who has specialized in representing technology firms. He is also an investor who targets young technology companies that have a potential of expanding to big firms. Other areas where Michael Hagele has invested in include hospitality field as well as the restaurant services industry. Michael Hagele is a hard worker who never relents in what he starts until it is completed. Consequently, Michael’s dedication to his job has seen him completed numerous international deals involving telecommunication firms. He also assists in the completion of corporate deals and various commercial agreements for his clients. Michael’s immense knowledge in law was acquired from the University of California. Mr. Michael Hagele has been in the field practicing law for an extended period, and this has aided in acquiring experience.
After completing his studies, Michael got numerous jobs in companies. At some point, he decided to venture into independent law practice. After gauging the two, Michael found the later to be better than the former regarding efficiency and service delivery. Michael realized that working independently enabled him to serve the client’s needs at a more personal level than when one is affiliated to some firm. Since then, Michael has never looked back, and he has ever been operating independently. Follow Michael Hagele at tumblr.com
Michael’s days are always busy. He knows that planning is the key to succeeding in any activity. Michael begins his days by checking on what he had planned to do on the day. After getting a glimpse of the tasks ahead, Michael arranges them depending on their priorities. Usually, he begins with settling general affairs and property related issues. Later, Michael embarks on making contracts until late in the afternoon.
At noon, Mr. Hagele takes a break from the regular day’s activities and takes time to refresh his mind. He does this by riding his bike around the workplace. He uses this period to brainstorm on issues that he’s been trying to solve while in the office. At most times, this session helps Mr. Hagele to develop solutions to these problems. Michael later returns to the office in the evening hours to deal with arising client affairs. After work in the evening, Michael doesn’t rest. Instead, he takes time to reach to business partners, and they discuss various investment strategies.