Monthly Archives: January 2015

QNet to Move Worldwide Manufacturing Bases to India

Hong Kong Headquartered online marketing corporation Qnet is intending to move a huge number of its production bases to India in the coming few years from every part of world. Qnet provides a vast range of commodities comprising of 30 distinct brands categorized into 9 varied classes that specializes in improving the livelihoods of customers as well as promote and support a healthy way of living.

The commodities vary from health, skincare plus nutrition to Swiss-manufactured watches as well as jewellery. Qnet has extended its company from South East Asia to other over 100 nations in Middle East, North Africa region, Central Asia, East and West Africa as well as just recently Europe plus Russia.

Its production bases are presently spread in 12 countries all over the globe and distribute commodities with limited franchise with producers. Qnet at the same time provides services, comprising of holiday packages as well as online learning programs.

Qnet Director of Corporate Affairs Zaheer Merchant said that in spite of the challenges in India, they were still investing seriously in production facilities and new commodity development there. He continued to say that they were already producing a number of their watches in India and their energy beverage Nitriplus was manufactured particularly for the Indian consumers with manufacturing facility in Himachal Pradesh, which they eventually wish to take to their international markets. Merchant also said that they want to consolidate production facilities in India.

The company that sells an assortment of high quality consumer commodities via the internet has developed manifold since the time it was launched in India 13 years back. Merchant said that moving manufacturing processes to India is going to offer them a cost advantage of about 8 to 12 %.

Three years back the corporation decided to alter its commodity development approach by concentrating on a niche; selecting products that increased value and caused a variation to people’s daily lives. The over realization of commodity principle as from then has always been life Enhancement. This change from simply way of life to life improvement allowed Qnet to increase commodity offerings into learning, weight control, air purification as well as water filtration. Not every commodity is presently obtainable in India although the company is endeavoring towards ensuring that more of the commodities are accessible to Indian consumers.

Merchant stated that the investment atmosphere of India palpably has many challenges. Most multinational corporations wish to move to India and view it to be the final frontier, although they are careful.

Check out the company Twitter, as well as QNet’s Instagram if you want to follow their exploits in real time.

The Man With A Wealth of Knowledge, Jared Haftel

Every once in a while there is a person that comes by who is worthy of taking a second glance at. For me it was Jared Haftel and his incredible journey as an investment banker. I first started following Haftel when he was on CNNs broadcast about finding a job. At that time I was out of a job and trying to find one. The job market is very rough these days, and it seems the more I looked the worse my frustration grew. It was during this broadcast that some things that were being said caught my attention.

My resume was quite filled, but it was filler information that wasnt of any use really. I just needed to fill the page and make sure I looked impressive. Haftel told about his days as sitting on the hiring committees and watching interviews into the banking field. What he said really hit home. He told about how people put a whole lot of fluff on their resumes. Fluff can actually be a detouring to employers. Its like the person has something to hide, or isnt really qualified for the position.

Haftel had a great deal of knowledge, but I wanted to know the basis for all this. Lots of people can say anything, but do they have the goods to back it up. I found out that the man really does have an extensive background in the things that are most important. He doesnt have one, but three Bachelors degrees from Duke University. I was lucky to get one, but this man has 3. It tells me he has a great deal of education. He went on to obtain an MBA from Stanford Universitys school of business. Armed with a vast amount of knowledge, he is able to give sound advice that I needed.

I found that he started working with an impressive firm right out of college. Bank of America was his first job, and then he moved over to Vector Capitol where he still is. I found he has a blog and has done many seminars and articles that have enhance the job hunt for many people. Its all about simplifying the job search by modifying the resume. I love to hear the stories he tells of people and their resumes. You wouldnt believe what people try to pull past the hiring committee even in high paying jobs. Its about being transparent on the resume and during the interview process.

So many people want to focus on their education, but the focus should be placed on the experience. Its like that old saying, dont tell me what you can do, show me.Employers need people that can hit the ground running. They dont need over educated people who have no real work experience. Haftels blogs are inspiring and addicting. I follow him and his works and so do several of my friends. While I did land that great job, I dont think I could have ever done it without the help of this inspiring mentor.

Investment banking is a job that takes a special person. It’s a difficult field to get into and can be overwhelming. Haftel seems to simplify the job hunting experience and give tools that are about to be utilized immediately.

Mark Ahn Talks Leadership Trends in 2015

Mark Ahn recently sat down to talk about the most recent leadership trends for 2015. he pointed out how people could improve their business skills for the year. As a decorated military service member and a career in both business and academia, Mr. Ahn has experience with all of the different levels for which someone can gain knowledge regarding leadership.

As Mark Ahn pointed out, it is important to always learn from those that came before them. This way, it is possible for anyone to learn from past mistakes and see what also works. This way, they are less likely to make their own mistakes when moving forward. Beyond this, it is important to lead with integrity. Integrity is going to bring about more followers who share the same ethical code. Plus, they are going to respect the leader and help the company succeed.

Good judgement is always an important element to any business leaner which is why Mark Ahn made a point to discuss this as a leading technique. Good judgement is able to help improve leadership and business performance, all while good judgement may require more intelligence, it is going to drastically improve the quality of the business itself. On top of this, leading by example is truly the only way to go, because saying one thing than doing something completely different is just not going to help those who watch the leader for their own advice. Lastly, staying humble is important. It helps keep the person grounded, which is good for making future decisions. Once a leader becomes full of themselves, they are more susceptible to making mistakes and fewer employees are likely to look towards this person if they are not humble.

All of these are important elements of a 2015 leader, as Mark Ahn points out.

Woman Steals TV Under Her Dress

 

The following story will absolutely amaze you, especially if you have a New Year’s resolution to become fit. A woman in Coasta Rica went into a store that had many TVs sitting on the ground. Woman Steals TV. These were small TVs, probably 13 to 19 inches in size, and they were LCDs. The woman looks around quickly, walks up to the stack of TVs, and takes one of them up. As quickly as the lady walks over to the TVs, she picks one up, and puts it underneath her dress, then she calmly walks out of the store.

What Flavio Maluf found unbelievable, is the fact that the woman was bold enough to do this in broad daylight, and you have to wonder where she put the TV. The TV had to be heavy, and her dress was too loose to be holding up the TV. It appears as if the woman put the TV between her legs, and walked out of the store. The lady must have really started working on her New Year’s resolution to become fit, because it had to take muscle power to hold that TV up.

The lady had an accomplice, and they stole the TV so quickly, that no one realized what happened, until after the TV was gone. The store owners have watched the video, in order to find out where the TV went, but they have yet to catch a woman with a strong thighs.

Sam Tabar: Putting the Spark in Sparx

To be a successful capital strategist takes a combination of education, experience, communication skills and a sixth sense of where investors will want to put their money. While many people are successful in this field, there are some whose name is synonymous with success. Sam Tabar is one of these people, and wherever he has worked the results he has achieved have spoken volumes about his talent.

 One of the most well-educated financial advisors in the business, Sam has used his Oxford University degree and his law degree from Columbia Law School to provide legal counsel to clients as well as design, develop and implement marketing plans for many of the world’s top investment firms. Having an interest in hedge fund formation and structure, he counseled clients on the many complex regulatory and compliance issues associated with these funds. Considered by The Examiner to be one of the best up and coming attorneys in the industry, by Sam has always had a passion for international finance. After working as an attorney for several years, Sam decided to take a position with the Sparx Group and devote himself full-time to hedge fund management and developing capital strategies for various clients.

 In 2004, Sam joined the Sparx Group and found himself named Co-Head and Managing Director of Business Development. Working in conjunction with the firm’s partners and its CEO, Sam helped Sparx grow its assets by an additional $1.2 billion and develop capital strategies that also helped to increase investor participation in a key hedge fund. Sam’s abilities were so well-respected by those he worked with that it was not long before he was given full management responsibility of a $2 billion hedge fund, a role in which he thrived. Going over every detail of the fund with a fine-tooth comb, Sam soon set out to attract new investors. Having meeting after meeting with individuals, he quickly built up a rapport with people and saw a tremendous increase in the number of investors coming into the hedge fund. Not resting on his laurels, Sam also contacted numerous institutional investors and attracted many of them to the fund as well. By the time he was done, Sam had a file of over 2,000 individual investors for the fund and almost 500 more that he was prepared to contact to gauge their interest.

 While hedge funds are Sam’s primary interest, he also has experience working with property investments and start-up businesses. Because he knows the value of hard work, Sam has an understanding of what is takes to be successful both as an investor and entrepreneur and understands people’s concerns on things like investing, retirement, savings. In fact, there’s an article you can read, “Sam Tabar’s Investment Tips for the New Year” that CNBC recently posted. Having traveled the world so he could experience how others live and work, Sam uses that knowledge when working on his latest strategies for hedge funds or other investments. A speaker of many languages including French, English and Japanese, Sam is able to interact easily with people of different cultures and backgrounds. With continued hard work, there’s no doubt the sky is the limit when it comes to Sam’s business career.

Tabby Cat Saves a Baby in Russia

 

In Obninsk, Russia, a long-haired tabby cat saved the life of a three month old baby boy. The boy appeared to have been abandoned in a box near the trash. The cat, named Masha, discovered the baby, climbed into the box with him, and began mewing to draw attention.

One of the building’s residents came out to throw her trash out, when she heard the cat, but didn’t see it. Thinking the tabby was injured, she found the cat and was shocked to find it protecting a small baby as well. According to the resident, the baby was left dressed warmly, with diapers and baby food.

After an ambulance came and took the baby to the hospital, doctors determined he was perfectly fine. Police are investigating the matter in an attempt to find the mother. Masha the tabby cat is a true hero, and all the residents of the building who look after her, are treating her to a feast of her favorite foods. This story inspires hope in all people like Darius Fisher that there are little miracles every day.

Who is Andrew Heiberger?

Andrew Heiberger is the initiator, owner as well as Chief Executive Officer of Buttonwood Development, which is Real Estate Development Company based in Manhattan. He is at the same time the founder as well the owner of Town Residential, which is a housing real estate brokerage based in Manhattan. He formerly worked as the Chief Executive Officer of Citi Habitats, which is a housing brokerage based in Manhattan, which he established in 1994.

Heiberger is an accredited attorney as well as real estate broker in New York. He is also an associate of Real Estate Board of New York and is part of the board of directors. He was featured in Crain’s New York Business 40 under 40 in the year 1998 and was acknowledged as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2001as well as finalist for Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year for that particular year.

Early life
At the age of 16, Heiberger made his debut in real estate the moment he worked together with his folks in selling land and trading property in Long Island. Heiberger completed his studies in University of Michigan and graduated with an undergraduate degree as well as Law degree from University of Miami, School of Law.

Career
In the year 1994, when Heiberger was 26 years of age, he founded Citi Habitats, which is a housing brokerage firm based in Manhattan. About 10 years later, Heiberger traded Citi Habitats to NRT LLC.

In 2005, Heiberger established Buttonwood Development, which is a real estate development, asset as well Syndication Company in New York. The development company was given the name of a street in Dix Hills, New York where he was brought up as a kid.

Heiberger went back to brokerage industry with the establishment of Town Residential, a posh housing real estate business, in the December 2010.This was Manhattan’s initial fully integrated, real estate services company focusing in luxury housing trades, expensive rentals, and new expansion advertising of condos as well as premier rentals. In one year, the business was listed in The Real Deal’s record of top 10 biggest housing brokerages in Manhattan. By September 2013, Town Residential had 10 branches in Manhattan. It furthermore has been ranked in Crain’s “Best Places To Work” list.

Personal life
Herberger’s mum is a broker in the real estate industry while his father worked as a homebuilder. He resides in New York City together with his kids, Lucas and Nikki.

William, Kate And Harry Join Twitter Club

The British monarchy has taken a new step in their approach to social networks. After the end of last October, Queen Elizabeth II, 88, had herself sent first tweet during the inauguration of an exhibition dedicated to information technology in the Science Museum in London.

The name Kensington Palace, referring to the palace where they reside, the new digital profile of the two sons of Prince Charles and wife of the eldest son Prince William, Kate Middleton, will serve to keep updated the followers about their important activities . Who knows maybe we will find them on the the famous skout app.

Other members of the British Royal family who have profiles on the popular social network are Prince Andrew (with over 63,000 followers), Princess Beatrice (26,800 followers), Mike Tindall (married to Zara Phillips, granddaughter of Isabel II, who tweets mostly about rugby sport) and Peter and Autumn Phillips (the eldest grandson of Queen, son of Princess Anne, and his wife).

Despite being one of the monarchies with a more traditional image and somewhat moth-eaten, the British Royal family has realized the power of social networks. Other members of the British Royal family who have profiles on the popular social network are Prince Andrew (with over 63,000 followers), Princess Beatrice (26,800 followers), Mike Tindall (married to Zara Phillips, granddaughter of Isabel II, who tweets mostly about rugby sport) and Peter and Autumn Phillips (the eldest grandson of Queen, son of Princess Anne, and his wife).

Google Develops Real-time Voice Translator

Everyone was rightfully amazed when Microsoft released the Skype Translator. Spoken words can be translated immediately into another language with the use of this feature which sultan alhokair can be seen on youtube.com using the Skype translator. It is still in its limited preview mode, but the idea of real-time translation is impressive. Two people with different languages don’t have to suffer from communication barriers with the use of this technology. The other person’s speech is analyzed and then translated into the other person’s language.
Counteract or not, Google has also announced that they are going to release a much similar product, a real-time voice translator on smartphones. Google already has an outstanding Translate app. This time, they are going to fully upgrade the app by making it available for speech translation. 

The app will detect the language that is spoken and will automatically translate it into a different language. You don’t have to type the foreign words anymore before it gets translated. Hangouts is the Google product counterpart for Microsoft’s Skype. Although it has not been announce, it is expected that the translator will be integrated into the messaging and chat product.

Human communications have always been limited by the different languages spoken around the world. This technology promises so much potential in language processing and for machines to learn how human language and speech works. Developing this technology improves the accuracy of translation devices and provides ideas for fully-functional translation devices.

Abandoned Seal Pup Now an Internet Star

If you’re looking for a reason to smile today, here it is. In August, a Russian photographer noticed an odd looking seal alone on a beach. It seems the animal, who had been born with albinism, was rejected by her family and left alone to fend for herself. A seal pup so young would struggle to survive alone under the best of circumstances, and this pup had additional problems. Her albinism has left her with beautiful blue eyes that, while pretty to look at, leave her almost blind. This issue would have further complicated her survival.

Fortunately, the photographer was able to scoop her up and rescue her. This once unwanted seal pup is now called Nafanya and is the star attraction in a Russian aquarium and even has her own webcam. The webcam feed runs only in the afternoon, which is 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Eastern time, but this little cutie is certainly worth staying up for. You can see more stories like this on anbima.com through BRL Trust’s page.