In October this year, George Soros surprised everyone with his mammoth contribution of $18 to his philanthropic group called Open Society Foundations. While this made a majority of people happy, a small section of people was really shocked by the news. They were conservative groups and theorists who are known to have long-term enmity towards George Soros. Everyone knows that the conservative groups clash with Soros on various policies and attack his stands on various issues as he is an active proponent of liberal ideas, which is always in contrast to conservative ideologies. Also, Soros criticizes the flawed policies and divisive ideologies of conservatives through his campaigns, speeches, and writings.
The Atlantic confirmed that the right wing theorists are in a hurry to demonize him especially in the wake of the recent contribution news. They were plotting him as the master brain for all the major protests against the Federal government post-election. Strangely, right-wing legislatures like Roy Moore have even said that the sexual assault case was due to Soros paid money to a woman. Ridiculous theories are never-ending, and more and more stories come from the conservative ends. It was always a safe option for conservatives to picture Soros as someone who has enormous control and power over financial markets, which is easier to make people believe due to the majority of his wealth is generated from the risky currency trades.
Though he attained such stature a few times in the past, the world financial market is extremely large compared to the total wealth of Soros or his firm and much beyond the point of he can make any significant influence in it. The market analysts know this better, but people who are less acquainted with the financial market might believe the stories of the conservatives. There is a general perception that creating stories to demonize people who are incredibly active in the philanthropic world might discourage other philanthropists as well in future. Conservative groups should note that petty political differences should not create barriers in the way of building and be shaping the society.
George Soros is aware of the current day threats to the open society concept. Almost two decades back, he wrote that the laissez-faire capitalism is making the biggest threats to the concept in the recent years. The entry of market values into human lives are dangering the democratic and open society. To arrive this conclusion, especially after the fall of communism, Soros took a break from the profession and gone through studies and research for almost six years.
Soros began his life journey from the capital of Hungary, Budapest, in 1930. After the Nazi invasion and Second World, his family moved to England, and Soros started his college education at London School of Economics. After graduation, George Soros decided to move to New York and began the career as a stockbroker in the American capital markets. His initial success encouraged him to establish Soros Fund Management an investment management firm based on hedge funds – in the early 1970s. His gained significant success, and that helped him to found OSF since the early 1990s.
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The amount of influential women in music has increased substantially since the industry’s early days. Women like Julie Greenwald, Michele Anthony, Nicki Farag, and Desiree Perez have become some of the most powerful executives in the industry. Each of these ladies have earned a spot on Billboard’s 2017 Women in Music list among others. Greenwald was even named Executive of the Year by Billboard staff. According to Billboard there are more than 100 women heavily contributing to the future of the music industry.
One of the more lesser known women on the list was Desiree Perez. Her anonymity is largely due to her humble personality and private nature. Still, the Roc Nation exec has developed a reputation as a tough negotiator. Those who do know of Desiree Perez refer to her as the woman behind the scenes of Roc Nation and music mogul Jay Z’s other right hand woman.
Many people in the know attribute Jay’s smooth transition from rapper to businessman to Desiree. She has had a huge hand in almost every company Jay has started. She is one of the few people he listens to and trusts accompanying him to many backroom negotiations that she usually dominates.
She again proved how well she excels at the art of negotiations with Sprint’s investment in music streaming company tidal earlier this year. The deal is reportedly worth $200 million. She also played a major role in Live Nation and Roc Nation’s new touring partnership that is also worth $200 million.
Desiree Perez proves that women can dominate in a male dominated profession given the opportunity. She is a woman who takes charge and seldom takes no as an answer. And though it hasn’t been easy for her at times she’s weathered the storm and is all the better for it.
The food service is one of the largest and most profitable industries on earth. This exclusive industry spans across the globe and there are literally hundreds of food service distributers, processors and developers. There is one organization that demonstrates this process brilliantly. Have you ever heard of OSI Industries? Whether you’ve heard of OSI Industries or OSI Group, it’s the same organization. OSI Industries has a dominating presence in food service field because it offers so many products and services. You won’t find a another similar organization with this much clout, and you won’t find another organization with this much ambition.
This organization was started over 100 years ago, and it was founded by German immigrant. Back in the day, Otto & Sons was its name, and it produced some of the freshest beef products in the Midwest. This family-owned and operated business began its reign in the Chicago suburb of Maywood, Illinois. As of today, it is headquartered in beautiful Aurora, Illinois. OSI Industries is an actual industry of itself. It handles every aspect of the food service field of work like processing, development and management. The organization has well-over 20,000 employees, and they actually get to work in some of the most advanced facilities. There are 65 advanced facilities to speak of, which are located in 17 countries. The magnitude of service is astounding as OSI Industries rakes in billions of dollars on an annual basis.
In 2011, Forbes listed this organization as America’s 136th largest independent company thanks to its $3 billion in revenue. In 2016, the organization brought in $6.1 billion and Forbes named it as America’s 58th largest independent company. The numbers are rather astounding when you look at them on paper. No other food service provider can match the excellence of this food service provider. When it comes to industry awards, OSI Industries have won its fair share including awards for environmental management as well as awards for management of health & safety risks. This article was written to give you a better understanding of how important OSI Industries truly is, but who knows what’s in store for the coming years.
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Most Americans picture oil executives as greedy people who sit in their offices all day burning money like firewood on a fire, but the truth is, not all oil executives fit this profile. Anthony Petrello stands out among the crowd and has always been a generous philanthropist who has a true desire to help people. After discovering that his daughter was born with a neurological disease, his wife, Cynthia, and himself have not only given their time but also have donated large sums of money to help scientific researchers and other efforts to combat the disease. This hasn’t been just for his daughter but also for other children who have suffered the same fate.
During their trials and tribulations, Anthony Petrello and Cynthia, discovered that there simply isn’t enough known about the brains disorders that cause problems for children. They found out that the Texas Children’s Hospital, which was right in their home state of Texas, was their greatest hope. Since that time, Mr. Petrello has been donating as much as he can to the Hospital in hope that the doctors who practice there will be able to find a cure for the disease that has affected so many children and families across the country.
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Anthony Petrello is the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee of Nabors Industries Ltd. The company started out as Anglo Energy in 1968, and Mr. Petrello has been around for quite some time helping it to succeed. He studied at Harvard University and earned a J.D. degree while there, and he also attended Yale University where he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree as well as a Masters Degree in Mathematics. It has been reported that in 2015 he earned a total of $27,512,939 with the company and that $16,863,656 of it came from stock options.
Anthony Petrello began his working career by coming aboard with Baker & McKenzie law firm in 1979. He remained with the firm until 1991 and acted as a Managing Partner in its New York Office for 5 years during the time he worked there. He left the firm and moved on to work with Nabors Industries in 1991 as its COO. In just one year with the company, he became its President, and by 2003, he added the title of Deputy Chairman of Nabors Industries to his name. In 2011, he became the CEO of the company and by 2012 he was named Chairman of the Board. On top of all of his other responsibilities, he also guides the company into the future by ensuring that it is adaptable and ready to roll with the changes that a competitive environment bring on.
Learn more about Tony Petrello: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/30/my-college-roommate-is-now-the-richest-ceo-in-america.html