Serge Belamant was born in France, Tulle, in 1953. At the age of 14, he and the family moved in South Africa. The respected man learned how to write as well as speak English. He later joined Highlands North High School, and excelled in several athletics and sports, taking of Rugby and Chess.
In 1972, Serge Belamant became the head prefect leading him to receive awards in academics, Rugby, chess, and athletes. The determined inventor was later enrolled at the Witwatersrand University to pursue engineering. During his second year at WU, Serge Belamant changed his mind and he pursued Computer Science & applied mathematics. Serge Belamant brought to a halt his studies and he took third-year courses in information via UNISA. This made him not complete his bachelor’s degree; he did not want to repeat the subjects he passed.
Serge joined Matrix, an engineering company. Here, he had the role of working on medium-small size IBM computers. He used finite element analysis software. To be clear, Serge used to develop computer applications on Cyber to study dam levels, advance dam levels, and foresee future droughts.
The determined man was later assigned at the Centre for scientific & industrial research (CSIR) as the Pretoria, Witwatersrand & Engineering (PWV) computer section’s head; it is a project for road planning. Serge Belamant was too hardworking and eager to achieve his big dreams. To earn extra cash besides his salary, he aided engineers of control data to do benchmarks against computer manufacturers like IBM, Burroughs, and UNIVAC.
Serge achieved a lot by working with several companies before creating the first incarnation of blockchain technology in 1989, NET 1. NET 1 Technologies, UEPS, created the first globe’s Blockchain Debit Card that nearly 3m individuals are using making it to grow very fast. Using UEPS of blockchain technology is very beneficial because it creates the lowest price banking around the globe. The management anticipates about $2.50 EPS: that is by 2020. If all is achieved by that year, then UEPS will be put at less 4 PE without debt. The good bit is that this blockchain smart card works with no connected electricity source.
OSI Group and the McDonald’s corporation has a very strong history together. These organizations have helped each other to rise in fame and popularity. OSI Group McDonalds unique history spans back to the 1950s when Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald’s in Illinois.
Ray Kroc decided to use the services of Otto and Sons to supply the fresh ground beef patties for the restaurant. The company accepted the offer and faithfully served McDonald’s for the first five years in business. Keep in mind that Otto and Sons was the former name of the OSI Group.
Otto and Sons was first started in 1909 by a German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky started a butcher shop. Otto and Sons was located on the west side of Chicago. His butcher shop was so successful that he was able to expand into whole sale, instead of providing daily cuts to individual customers. Since he had become a wholesale meat supplier, people started to take notice of Otto’s business. OSI Group McDonalds became known after this time.
Ray Croc had originally worked for Richard and Maurice McDonald. He eventually brought out the McDonald’s restaurant and took it over. Once he did, he heard about Otto and Sons reputation as meat suppliers. He then decided to use their services to provide the beef patties for McDonald’s.
Once this happened Otto and Sons started to take off. McDonald’s had put itself on the map as the first fast food restaurant of importance. In those days people could not resist McDonald’s and they regularly ate at the restaurant whenever they could. The American cheeseburger had become an American staple for many people.
While McDonald’s was growing by leaps and bounds; so was Otto and Sons. Their success was because of McDonald’s achievements in the restaurant industry. OSI Group McDonalds for many years well into the 70s and beyond. By 1975 Otto and Sons changed its name to OSI Group to take on a more professional sounding title for its international market. At this time, OSI Group McDonalds both enjoy great success as a highly rated meat supplier and as the world’s number one restaurant.
As other companies struggle to stay in business, OSI industries have been experiencing exponential internal growth. From all indicators, this company is performing well in almost every aspect. So what is their secret? You could say that it is all about proper management, but the truth is that it takes more than that. We will look at the insights that have contributed to this growth, especially since the turn of the millennium.
A push for growth
According to the OSI Industries president, one of the factors that have contributed to growth is a huge appetite for success. They are always looking for ways to give more to customers, and will not stop until they achieve their goals. Such a push requires commitment. Therefore, the group focuses on motivating every worker so that they can give their best contribution. The result is that customers get more than what they bargain for, and that is how the company grows.
Embracing local expansion opportunities
Although they want to conquer the global market, OSI industries do not overlook that importance of local customers. They always look for expansion opportunities at home. For instance, they acquired food plant in Chicago. Due to their existence for over a century, the group understands the importance of sticking with local opportunities. The Chicago plant is used to make meatballs and other products that are in high demand locally and internationally.
Expansion into Europe
The decision to expand into Europe is one of the best choices that OSI Industries made since its impact on growth came almost instantly. For a business that is already successful, all that they needed was a gateway into the global market, and Europe provided perfect opportunity. Their presence on the European continent allows them to reach out to customers who may have different needs from what is locally famous. Indeed, the products processed in Europe are slightly different from what you will find at a plant back home.
To keep internal expansion a reality, the OSI Industries is also focusing on external development to sustain their activities. This strategy is the reason they are venturing into other markets such as China.
Striving to instill confidence within the financially fearful, Ted Bauman is a financial advisor of tremendous insight. When his entrepreneurial career was in its infancy, Bauman was living abroad in South Africa. Upon earning his degree from the University of Cape Town, Bauman settled in this foreign country where he’d soon amass vast industry experience. As a man whose intrigue is matched only by his tenacity, Ted Bauman was inspired to assume diverse roles in his line of work. With his extensive background in history, economics, and international affairs, Bauman was primed for success.
Some of his most notable occupations included working as a fund manager for low-income housing projects, serving as an executive for nonprofit organizations, and consulting for international governments. However, the latter proved a challenge for him. Bauman’s disinterest for government regulations rendered his stint as an international consultant unsatisfactory, but he strives to cultivate an interest in such affairs as the pervasiveness of regulatory matters is growing by leaps and bounds. While Bauman found much success in South Africa, he eventually returned to America where he became the Director of International Programs. Focused primarily on sustainability and effectiveness, Bauman applied the knowledge he’d gained in college and thrived in this position.
Though he had many entrepreneurial triumphs under his belt, Bauman felt an unsettling void within him. As an attempt to reignite ambitious spirit, Bauman tried his hand at financial writing. An intriguing prospect no doubt, Bauman was thrilled to be pursuing a different undertaking that allowed him to remain loyal to his first passion, financial counseling. Much like this father, Ted Bauman excelled as a financial writer, eventually earning his own newsletter aptly named The Bauman Letter. Not surprisingly, Ted Bauman’s newsletter has won him many supporters, and he continues to propagate his notions in the hopes of mitigating financial fears.
Brazilian hotelier and international entrepreneur Guilherme Paulus, who runs the Brazilian tour company, Cvc Brasil Operadora currently is one of the wealthiest billionaires in South America. Guilherme Paulus is often recognized as one of the most influential businessman in Brazil. He started his modest career working as an intern for IBM. Mr. Paulus currently owns GJP Hotels and Resorts.
Guilherme Paulus firm, GJP Holdings was the largest shareholder of Webjet. Webjet ranked Brazil’s number two airline. Webjet operates over 140 flights a day. Mr. Paulus took over the company in 2007. The low cost airline is based in Rio de Janeiro. Since his involvement with Webjet, they have added a new fleet of Boeing jets, also increasing its destinations. In 2011, his company decided to sell Webjet to Gol Transportes Aereos. The sale was mainly done so the money could be reinvested into his ever-growing hotel empire. Connect with Guilherme Paulus by visiting his linkedin account.
GJP Hotels and Resorts currently operate over 20 hotels and resorts. It features hotels located in, Maceió, Recife, Salvador, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The GJP brand currently employs over five-thousand people. His hotels vary from three to five stars. In the wake of the 2016 Olympics, his hotels reached a maximum occupancy.
Guilherme Paulus goal is to have 48 hotels running by the year 2020. He currently operates 12 luxury hotels. In the early 2000s, he decided to invest in luxury resorts. His Wish Resort in Foz do Iguaçu features a luscious golf course, and two critically acclaimed restaurants. It received the award for Best Golf Course. His Prodigy and Linx hotels offer people luxury at an affordable cost.
In 2006, Revista Hotels invited Guilherme Paulus to be an opening speaker, the event was attended by some of the successful businessmen in Brazil, and this is where he was able to capture listeners with his stories of how he launched his lucrative empire, which continues to grow. Since he opened his first hotel in 1995, over ninety-five thousand people have passed through its doors. His success comes from his understanding of how people want to spend a vacation. This is partly why he was awarded entrepreneur of the year in 2017.
Everybody loves the story of a simple farm boy rising through the ranks to become one of the most powerful men in the business world. That’s exactly the story of David McDonald and his rise through the ranks at OSI Group. David Mcdonald is now the COO of one of the most powerful food suppliers in the world.
The company runs more than 65 facilities in 17 countries across the planet. It has relationships with different governments and regulatory agencies all over the world. It’s a difficult company to take control of such a company but David McDonald is up to the task. He cites his deep respect for farmers and suppliers as his strengths.
That’s because he grew up on a farm in Iowa. He didn’t stray far from home to attend college at Iowa State University. He then got his first job as an intern for the CEO of OSI Group right out of college. This is the only company that he has ever worked for.
And the company itself has quite an underdog story. It was all started as a butcher shop by a German immigrant named Otto. The man worked hard in his Chicago neighborhood in order to establish a meat supply company. He named the meat supply company Otto and Sons.
Otto and Sons were chosen by McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc to be one of hundreds of meat suppliers for the budding chain across the country. This shot the meat company to prominence and they wisely decided to invest a lot of its money into research. They found a new form of cryogenic freezing which allowed them to deliver meat over a much larger area. This allowed them to become the main supplier of meat for McDonald’s and the company grew exponentially.
OSI Group is still based out of Des Plaines, Illinois, not too far from the original McDonald’s restaurant. And the headquarters is not too far from the home of its COO David McDonald. He believes that he and his company are imbued with Midwestern values which allows them to rise to the top.
When you find yourself in a position to invest your money you’ll feel like a lost bear cub without its mother in the woods. There are so many options and sources of information that it is a bit overwhelming. More and more people are starting to pay attention to cryptocurrency as a legitimate investment option. If you are entering this world you will probably want to get some perspective from someone who has experience in investing money, and knowledge of this new opportunity. Ian King appears to be that someone.
Ian King has a lot of experience when it comes to investing money. With substantial experience in bonds and hedge fund management, he also has become an expert in cryptocurrency. His newsletter, the Crypto Profit Trader, is published by Banyan Hill Publishing where he resides as their senior analyst. His degree in Psychology from Lafayette College gives him a unique view on investing and the role it plays in peoples’ lives. With experience working on credit derivatives at Citigroup, and his background in hedge fund management, he has the right mindset to advise in this unique and often misunderstood market. Visit his facebook to learn more about his platforms
The investment world is, of course, bigger than just this one new technological phenomenon. Ian King frequently comments and advises on the stock and bond market. He has noted that the recent popularity of bonds can be explained by the volatility in the stock market, and the fact that it is likely that in the near future a three-month bill could bring a two percent return. He has said that the Fed has regularly increased the overnight lending rates and will likely do it again soon which will make this prospect of bonds more attractive to investors.
It is tempting for many investors to simply cash out their investments to make home improvements in this era. Ian King advises people to consider their options carefully and always work with an expert before making big decisions like this.
Paul Mampilly is a Banyan Hill Publishing Senior Editor. He’s a finance guru who has a lot of knowledge on his side. He has a rock-solid education that paved the way for finance field victories. He graduated from a New York, New York institution of higher learning that’s called Fordham University. He got an MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree from the Big Apple educational favorite. Paul Mampilly scored a job with Bankers Trust in the early nineties. He worked then as an assistant portfolio manager. He learned so much on the job at that time. Investments practically became second nature to him. His observations gave him the ability to land vital jobs. He got jobs with legal practices. Mampilly worked for both ING and Deutsche Bank for some time. He managed the hedge fund for Kinetics Asset Management. He took the company to a higher level as well. Its assets were able to get to a whopping 25 billion dollars. Follow Paul on Medium.
Mampilly teamed up with Banyan Hill Publishing back in 2016. This proved to be an outstanding choice for him. He edits a newsletter that’s known simply as “Profits Unlimited.” This newsletter has more than 90,000 subscribers. It spans eight full pages and discusses promising investment chances on a monthly basis. Paul Mampilly does more than write helpful things for Profits Unlimited. He’s in charge of a couple of prestigious trading services. These services are known as True Momentum and Extreme Fortunes. He even has Winning Investor Daily. This is a thorough column that comes out once a week.
Banyan Hill Publishing’s name is a nod to something that’s called the banyan tree. This tree is known for being the globe’s biggest. This takes the size of the canopy into full consideration.
Paul Mampilly is an individual who knows a lot about many topics that are pertinent within the financial realm. He knows a lot about growth investments, first and foremost. He knows a lot about small-cap stocks, technological advancements and all related components. People all around the United States have seen Mampilly’s visage on their television screens. He’s given interviews to a handful of esteemed American media outlets. He’s granted Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News and CNBC comprehensive interviews.
One of the most well known fast and casual restaurant chain in the US is Sweetgreen. It is quite a big name chain as it has the likes of Danny Meyere, Steve Case and Daniel Boulud as its investors. Sweetgreen is mostly recognized as a salad chain. It is famous for offering fresh and nutritious food. The best thing about this food chain is that it always makes organic food and only uses local resources for it. All the 40 restaurants are mostly jam-packed with people.
Nathaniel Ru is one of the three Chief Executive Officers of Sweetgreen. The other two are Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman. Nathaniel Ru has been enjoying the success of Sweetgreen and said the brand is on top. His business model is quite simple which is to provide only the best quality food for a larger group of people.
All the three Chief Executive Officers of Sweetgreen used to study together at the Georgetown University. There are two simple ways of doing that, one is the official website and the other one is its smartphone application. Nathaniel Ru strongly believes that technology is one of the most vital parts of running a business.
There is no headquarter of this company. They have a small office in LA. All three CEOs are always trying to develop and grow this company even more in the country. Their main concept behind all this is decentralization. That is why they don’t have any headquarters.
As all the three Chief Executive Officers have studied at the Georgetown University, they were in a similar class. They all took entrepreneurship classes. Business is in their blood as their parents are entrepreneurs too.
There weren’t a lot of restaurants in Georgetown that were offering healthy food. This became the main purpose behind the birth of Sweetgreen. They opened the first restaurant in the year 2007 right after graduating. Serving healthy food became the biggest reason for their company’s fast growth and development.
Other than having an interest in business and technology, Mr. Nathaniel Ru loves to read. According to him, the key to success in business is by reading good books. Mr. Nathaniel Ru is quite a passionate about technology and entrepreneurship.