In India, many women are hesitant to participate in the world of online dating due to the excessive amount of attention that they get from male suitors. With the help of Priyanka Chopra, Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe hopes to change that by bringing her female-centric dating and networking app to the country. With a launch date predicted later this year, Chopra came on board to Bumble as an adviser as well as an investor. Visit this article at techcrunch.com to know more.
Whitney Wolfe believes that with Chopra as a partner, they will be able to empower the women in India’s dating world to take charge of their romantic lives and feel safe on a dating platform. Bumble puts the power of starting communication in the hands of women which allows them to avoid unwanted sexual advances much more than with other apps. Whitney Wolfe thinks that women all around the world want to feel empowered but they also need to feel safe when they are making connections.
Bumble is the second tech company that Chopra has invested into during her career, the first being a coding school. Wolfe states that Chopra has been a strong partner for the last 9 months who has been “deeply involved” with the project when it comes to marketing and strategy. Whitney Wolfe believes that her insight will be invaluable to Bumble’s success due to the hesitancy of so many women in India to use dating apps. On apps like Tinder, men outnumber women by a large amount which is partially due to cultural stigma that seems to affect men more than women in the country.
Chopra and Wolfe believe that their novel approach of “women first” will help to warm up their user base to the idea of online dating more than with previous dating apps. Chopra has made it clear to Whitney Wolfe and the team at Bumble some of the many concerns that women in her country have when it comes to online dating. This is why the version of the app in India will contain safety features to help protect the identity of their users such as not using their full names.
Otto & Sons started a small butchery in 1909, but they didn’t know it would one day grow into something great someday. When something starts small, some people don’t see it becoming great in the future. The small butchery became an international company in 1975 after rebranding, and it was named OSI Group. The company has experienced many events since then, and it has transformed its business activities in a big way. In life, it takes just one instance to change things and make them better. Otto & Sons got an opportunity to supply meat to Mc Donald’s restaurant in 1955, and this became its stepping stone.
Ray Kroc was the owner of this restaurant, and he had to agree with Otto & Sons before sealing the deal. The company opened a Chicago-based branch, and this indicated that the company was expanding. OSI Group shows significant growth in Germany and Utah in 1975 before it rebranded to OSI Industries. Sheldon Lavin is one great business expert who has used his skills to make the company great today. David McDonald served as the President while Sheldon was the COO. The combined efforts, skills, and commitment of these two business leaders have helped ISO to venture to over 17 countries.
When it comes to acquisitions, OSI knows how they work and their benefits. The company has managed to purchase some other companies to make its growth more effective. Tyson Food plant in Chicago is among the acquisitions OSI Group made in 2017. Although Tyson Food was best known for its poultry products, OSI intends to diversify its production to meet the demands of its clients. OSI took over Flagship Europe and its operations, and this deal was sealed in December 2016. Companies that understand and implement diversification realize unmatched growth, and they hardly fail to achieve entrepreneurial goals.
This means the company would now improve the quality of dips, sauces, and sandwich among other products. OSI Group knows that improving production involves enhancing the plants it already has and making some more acquisitions. Besides producing poultry products, the company aims at producing quality beef and pork products. Spain and Portugal have increased demand for beef, pork, and poultry, and the company is busy ensuring the supply is adequate to meet the demands. If a company is to enjoy high productivity, it needs to regulate its expenses such as the electricity cost. The company has installed some energy-efficient reservoirs to help it retain the heated water and recycle the produced heat.
Guilherme Paulus the co-founder of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. studied business during his time in college. Mr. Paulus would go on to become one of the most successful businessmen in Brazil. Named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. Guilherme is renowned for his forward out of the box thinking and the application of innovative strategies to business dealings. Over his 45 years professional career, Guilherme Paulus has had a huge influence on the economy as one of the largest job creators in recent history.
In 1972, Guilherme Paulus and Carlos Vicente Cerchiari founded CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. together with the intention of providing traveling solutions in Brazil. In 1974, Carlos Vicente Cerchiari decided it was in his best interest to leave the company he co-founded and leave the company to by Guilherme. From this point, Mr. Paulus took it upon himself to continue to expand the company and grow it into what it is today. Visit Guilherme Paulus at Forbes for more info.
Today CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. has operations in South America, including 23 states in Brazil and Europe, and has 209 points of sale. CVC Brasil is responsible for providing employment for more than 3,200 people and providing business for 1,000 suppliers and serving over 8.5 million passengers in South America and Europe. In October 2013, Guilherme Paulus joined the board of directors as Chairman.
Always seeking ways to innovate and expand, Guilherme Paulus founded GJP Hotels and Resorts in 2005. Currently, GJP controls more than 15 hotels and resorts, with plans to being the implementation of an expansion strategy to include construction of hotels near airports. In 2009, the private equity firm, Carlyle Group purchased 63% of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. for an estimated $420 million. There are plans in the works to take CVC Brasil public this year. Learn more: http://www.abramark.com.br/web-portfolio/guilherme-paulus/
Amazon already is a leader in most e-commerce and digital entertainment categories, and their partnership with Whole Foods has had a lot of speculation on the future of supermarkets. Paul Mampilly, a chief editor at Banyan Hill has informed readers about Amazon’s new partnership with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase and how this is funding a new way to buy prescription drugs that is causing a major disruption to the pharmaceutical industry. Many healthcare stocks have seen their margins go down, so Mampilly warns investors to take care when considering buying cheap stocks or ETFs. He does have words of optimism in that there have been companies such as Netflix and Kroger who have found ways to beat Amazon’s systems, and he says some drug store chains like CVS just might do the same.
Paul Mampilly had the understanding of the markets to see the dot-com crash of 2000 and the real estate bubble of 2008 happen before they did. He spent years lending his knowledge of the markets and offering top advisory services as a manager at several large banks including ING, Deutsche Bank and Banker’s Trust. Paul Mampilly was also a featured financier in Barron’s magazine in 2006 when he took over asset management at Kinetics International Fund, one of the top hedge funds at the time. He grew that hedge fund from $6 billion to $25 billion, and a couple years later he won a competition run by the Templeton Foundation in which he bought stocks with $50 million during the real estate crisis, and then made 76℅ in gains without shorting or buying high risk stocks. In 2012 Mampilly made news for predicting the boom of Sarepta Therapeutics and saw its stock grow very large.
Paul Mampilly eventually left Wall Street because he was never truly happy with his long work hours and only making money for the wealthy 1℅. So he began writing newsletters for Banyan Hill that readers from all backgrounds have been able to understand and learn how they can build wealth without needing a professional broker. Mampilly also writes free posts in Banyan Hill’s Daily Investor Sovereign.