No one can succeed in life if they can’t surround themselves with people who share the same ideals and ambitions like them. Everyone needs someone who can challenge them, motivate them and push them to become the best they can in the fields of expertise. Entrepreneur and motivational speaker believe that the entrepreneurship journey is long and without mentors, many will give up along the way. Todd Lubar wears many hats one of them being the Senior Vice President of an investment company called Legendary Investment and he also serves as the President of TDL Ventures LLC.
With a vast business experience that spans over two and half decades, Todd Lubar ranks as one of the best mortgage originators in the United States. In as much as Todd is better known in the real estate and construction circles, he has also worked in the entertainment and financial services industries.
Todd Lubar chose entrepreneurship because he knew the problems of most Americans whenever they want to acquire homes or secure their investments. That is why he came up with TDL Ventures. His company enables many citizens of America to get solutions to their needs. Mr. Todd has always made it his obsession to ensure that his business ideas are implemented, and the goals that were laid out are achieved.
The seasoned and self-styled entrepreneur always starts his days early by sharing breakfast with his family before reading a newspaper and heading to the office. Mr. Todd Lubar is always keen on keeping in touch with the latest happenings in the world.
According to Patch, for over two decades, Todd Lubar has established his enterprises in the real estate sector. When he graduated from the University, he began his career at a financial services company called Crestor Mortgage Corporation. Todd Lubar later worked with other businesses in the home ownership and mortgage sectors until the time he created his firm. Todd’s commitment and hard work have always been the driving force behind his success. According to the business leader, entrepreneurs need to possess personal traits such as self-discipline and passion for them to succeed.
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George Soros believes that the open society ideology provides the best platform for building truly democratic societies free from regimes and ideologies that seek to monopolize ultimate truth dispensation. It is such conviction that he first developed during his university studies that has seen him dedicated him time and financial resources to championing for the creating and fostering of democratic and open societies throughout the world. Following the fall of Soviet Union at consequently Communism, George Soros embarked on a quest to propagate the open society and democracy ideologies in the emerging societies including Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia. To fill the ideological vacuum created by the regimes that had a tight stranglehold on the ultimate truth, he founded Open Society Foundation in 1979.
Since founding the charitable organization, George Soros has achieved various milestones in territories beyond the former Soviet Union members where Communism was the overriding central dogma. Through several network of organizations, Open Society Foundation has overseen the flourishing of its foundational philosophy in Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall, China and South Africa. In the latter, George Soros was involved in offering scholarships for black South Africans in a bid to challenge apartheid, which segregated the black South Africans. According to George Soros, the laissez-faire capitalism that is currently sweeping across many continents poses the greatest threat to the open society ideology and democracy. This is because it overstresses on self-interest, excessive individualism and perfect knowledge. It does not take into account human fallibility. This leads to unequal wealth distribution and maligning of human rights and democracy.
Philanthropic Endeavors and Political Activism
George Soros is a Hungarian-born American business mogul with strong philanthropic and political activism interests. He is one of the world’s richest people and has dedicated a significant portion of his wealth to helping the needy. As a philosophy student at London School of Economics where he studied for both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, George Soros developed a philanthropic ideology based on creating an open and democratic society from an early age. One such cause that he has supported is economic empowerment of immigrants and their host communities. This saw his donate $500 million to help with the setting up of businesses whose proceeds will be ploughed back to help these communities and immigrants. George Soros’ successes exceed the numerous successful companies and books he has authored or coauthored. He has donated millions of dollars to support progressive and liberal political and social causes especially in the United States. His political activism has seen him financially and morally support minorities and pro reform candidates vying for various political seats and elective judicial positions such as sheriffs and district attorneys. He has also supported various presidential candidates over the years including Hillary Clinton.
According to Gregory Hayes, the current CEO at United Technologies, investing begins immediately. An employee recently asked him what he wanted his legacy at UTC to be, and he responded that effective chief executive officers must first of all realize that they are the stewards of the companies they head. They have a responsibility of leaving their offices in better shape than before. He further explained that the only way to achieve this is to invest intensively in innovation.
In as much as CEOs cannot ignore their immediate responsibilities, they must also keep an eye on long term goals. Consequently, UTC continues to invest in technology, recognizing that the decisions they make today will have a long term effect on the company’s performance. Hayes gives an example of the Turbofan engine
, which was invented over twenty years ago by Pratt and Whitney (the engine was recently on display on Capitol Hill). It reduces fuel burn by 16% and footprint by 75%. Hayes believes that the willingness of companies to invest in such technology is what drives future growth. Not only do such investments grow the business but they also support the country’s economy and creates employment opportunity in the manufacturing sector.
Innovation investment also grows the suppliers of the business due to a rise in demand. The suppliers of UTC play a major role in ensuring that the company meets the customer needs and expectations. So far, the company has spent close to $40 billion on supplies within three years. The company also encourages its employees to continue learning and improving their skills, allowing them to earn degrees in different fields and taking care of the cost.
Louis Chenevert was born in 1958 in Quebec, Canada. The businessman is the former chief executive officer at United Technologies Corporation, and also served as the president of Pratt and Whitney Canada. The performance of Louis Chenevert was remarkable when he worked for the organization.
His rise to the top rank was due to his significant contribution to UTC gaining larger market share over time. Despite the fact that Louis Chenevert was appointed during a recession, his leadership saw the company share market price rise from $37 to $117.
No doubt, Louis Chenevert had an outstanding performance during the time he led the company. His contribution will always be remembered. Louis Chenevert is also a role model to many CEOs who have led the company after he left.
Born on January 21, 1876, Jim Larkin is an Irish labor organizer and activist. He is the founder of Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union which played a great role in articulating for the rights of Irish industrial workers. Jim began working when still young to supplement his family income since his family was poor. He was not privileged to complete his formal education. He took up several casual labor jobs, and at one point he became a foreman at the Liverpool docks.
In 1905, Jim joined National Union of Dock Labourers where he became a full-time trade union organizer. However, his militant strike approach alarmed the union and led to his transfer to Dublin. He founded ITGWU in 1907 after his transfer to Dublin. He formed ITGWU to bring together all Irish industrial workers both skilled and unskilled into one big organization. Read more: Jim Larkin | Wikipedia
The union grew into one of the major Unions in the region. In May 1911, he formed the crusading paper known as the Irish Worker which was a great success. Later on, arose the Great Labour Unrest in Britain which extended to Ireland and caught the attention of the union. This scenario made the union more famous, and its members grew to 15,000 making the union a key player in the Irish Trades Union Congress.
Larkin is also the founder of Irish Labour Party which led the 1913 Dublin Lockout. He founded this party together with James Connolly in 1912. It led over 100,000 workers to go on strike for almost eight months and ultimately securing their right to fair employment.
Before that, most unskilled employees from Dublin had few rights. In 1914, Jim traveled to America to raise funds to fight the British and for a lecture tour. While in the US, he joined the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, IWW. Jim lost his friend Connolly in the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland.
In Connolly’s memory, he formed the James Connolly Socialist Club in New York. In 1920, Jim was imprisoned for crime and communism and later on deported to Ireland. He continued to defend workers until his death on January 30, 1947.