Innovation and flexibility help to make the mediocre great in business. Having a solid idea will only get you just so far. If an individual is not willing to go that extra step, take a risk, or push beyond their limits they may never know how much they could actually accomplish.
Bhanu Choudhrie respects and embraces hard work. He strives to inspire those around him. He is an entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist. He gives back to his community and continues to expand his knowledge everyday. He believes that everyone should keep learning new things to expand their minds and enhance their success.
Technology is an important facet for Bhanu Choudhrie. He says that keeping in touch with his team no matter where he is is an important part of maintaining his business. As founder of C&C Alpha Group Bhanu Choudhrie does a lot of traveling. This can sometimes make it difficult to keep in touch with his team.
He credits his business ethics and success to his time as an intern with JP Morgan and through his studies at the University of Boston. His family is another great source of inspiration for him. Entrepreneurship and business ownership runs throughout his family line. It was only natural that he would eventually forge out into that realm for himself.
After starting the C&C Group he soon found an unmet need in the field of aviation. The need for well trained pilots was not being met and was seriously calling short. Bhanu Choudhrie then started the Alpha Aviation Group in 2006 to train pilots and get them licensed.
He also has a proven record of growing businesses. One such venture was with Air Rescan in India. When he first acquired the company it only had one plane and limited flights only in India. In present day the company now offers more than 200 flights a day around the world.
Bhanu Choudhrie does offer advice for upcoming entrepreneurs. He says that they should avoid making rash, quick decisions. Especially when capital is involved, think things out before making a final choice. Also do not avoid failure. Failure is a learning opportunity. We can know what not to do so when faced with decisions we are more informed to make better ones.
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A team of American and Japanese investors and hedge fund managers, Wes Edens, Randy Nardone, Peter Briger, and Masayoshi Son closed a major acquisition deal the end of 2017. Their goal is to be in a higher level position of capitalization opportunities for harvesting profits and continuous growth in the United States, Japan and international. Fortress Investment Group and SoftBank began working together in January 2018 immediately after SoftBank closed on the acquisition contract. It was a time of transitioning and adapting to the cultural environments of both the entities.
Edens, Nardone, and Briger are Principles of Fortress Investment Group and Masayoshi Son is the CEO and Owner of SoftBank. With Fortress’s leaders experience in assets management and real estate investments, it places SoftBank in the position to explore the real estate market in America. SoftBank already has offices in San Francisco, California and plans to invest $50 billion in the United States. It will create 50,000 jobs to boost the American economy and provide employment opportunities. Fortress Investment Group also has an office in San Francisco which Peter Briger, the head of the Credit Division runs.
SoftBank and Fortress’s Credit Division are in the same location for finances and support purposes. Edens and Nardone works at the headquarters office in New York City and oversees operations of the Permanent Capital Vehicles Division and the Private Equity Division. Per the acquisition agreement, the Fortress Investment Group’s Principles will continue their roles as Co-CEOs and Co-Chairs. They will work with SoftBank on its growth strategies of becoming the largest investment firm in the world.
Wes Edens and Randy Nardone helped establish Fortress in 1998 as a small management firm with only 28 employees and $40 million in capital. Internationally, the firm expanded worldwide and now has over 1,100 employees working in the Caribbean, Europe, and North America. Fortress Investment Group invests in tangible, intangible, undervalued, capital, real estate, distressed, natural resource, and intellectual assets. For nearly 22 years, the private equity company successfully manages hedge, private equity, and real estate funds for high net-worth investors and private individuals.
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Blake Mallen is recognized as one of the greatest entrepreneurs around the world. Blake is a president of two international lifestyle brands and is also the co-founder of the two brands. Blake got into the world of entrepreneurship at his early 20s, and by the time he was 25 years, he was a millionaire. As years went by, Mallen became a co-owner of a billion-dollar international brand that was doing very well in the market. As a successful entrepreneur, Blake is grateful for his journey and has taken the initiative to help other entrepreneurs globally. Today Blake is focused on helping people to discover their power, prosperity as well as purpose. That is why he speaks at international and national conferences on the topics of personal growth, entrepreneurship as well as leadership.
Blake is a co-founder of Visalus, which is a health platform that focuses on fitness and weight loss challenge. The company has generated more than $2.2 billion in revenue since its formation and has positively impacted the lives of people in Europe and other parts of the world. Also, Blake Mallen is the president of LIV, which is the sister company of Visalus. Liv focuses on empowering and inspiring people to trade by providing accurate life experiences. Under the leadership of Blake, Visalus kept growing by promoting entrepreneurial freedom and supporting physical transformation.
Today, Visalus has expanded in more than 10 European countries and has spread its operations in Jamaica, US as well as Canada. Recently Visalus launched a new product, Neon energy drink to help the company achieve its goals of fitness and health results. Neon energy drink is doing very well in the market as its sales have increased to $6 million a few months after launch. Visalus is very active in selling their products directly to consumers using global independent promoters who operate in different countries, thus increasing sales.
Blake Mallen has been working with Visalus for more than a decade and is very proud of how the company is growing and developing internationally. Apart from being an entrepreneur, Blake Mallen is also a family man, and he loves spending time with his family whenever he is not working. Blake is much respected in the industry due to his amazing talent, knowledge, and marketing experience.
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Bhanu Choudhrie is a British-Indian businessman. Choudhrie owns and operates C&C Alpha Group. His company invests in companies across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He is a graduate of Boston University and Harvard Business School.
One of his companies is Ananda. This is a health lodging brand. Bhanu Choudhrie says that he is planning to extend this brand into the Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. He sees a business opportunity there because young Saudis and Emiratis are enthusiastic about their health and actively look for ways to improve it.
Ananda is a brand within the Shanti Hospitality Group that C&C Alpha Group owns. This organization has over 24 hotels with over 2,000 rooms. In addition to Ananda, the brands are Starwood Hotels, Nira Hotels & Resorts, Nidra Hotels, and Hyatt Hotels. He believes that tourism is going to explode in Saudi Arabia and the UAE so he his actively looking at how he can take advantage of this developing trend.
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Another business opportunity that Bhanu Choudhrie sees in the Middle East is water desalination. This is also tied to the expected tourism boom. There isn’t enough fresh water available in the UAE and Saudi Arabia so the only way to provide more is to build water desalination plants. His company owns Alpha Utilities which is headquartered in Dubai. They have a desalination plant in Sharjah which produces half a million gallons of water daily. Alpha Utilities has exclusive rights to supply water in the Hamriyah Free Trade Zone Authority. This plant can be expanded so that it produces two million gallons of water a day.
Bhanu Choudhrie stated that he sees a huge opportunity in the Middle East for water desalination. The two things that are key for survival in a desert are water and power. Water is used not just for drinking and bathing but to also build infrastructure. Infrastructure, he says, requires gigantic amounts of water and he plans on having Alpha Utilities being the one that produces it.
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Nitin Khanna has had years of experience within the business industry when he ran his own business, and since he has since retired from that position, he has been working behind the scenes in business to improve the economical state of the United States. His goals have always been motivated by his patriotism, as he sees his career as a vehicle for his country. Nitin Khanna will attest to this fact any day of the week; he does not work for himself. Rather, he works for the people around him who depend on him either for a living or for his generosity.
Since he has been known for years for the philanthropy he strives to act out, there is a bit of an expectation for Nitin Khanna to continue donating to charity today, and though he is living up to the expectation, he is not solely doing it to appease the public. He finds a personal satisfaction in giving to people, and he believes that doing so is an integral part of life. Humanity would not have made it as far as it has without the ability to cooperate, and Nitin Khanna knows this better than anyone else. This is why he has encouraged businesses across the country to be structured in the same way his own was. His old business structure involved giving everyone a voice to speak within the company, the idea being that there is no voice too small for making improvements within the world of business.
Everyone has something to offer, whether it simply be an idea or an entire new set of rules for an aspect of business that the company forgot to acknowledge. Nobody is perfect, and as much as we would like to prove that we are by being consistent in our work, attaining consistency is simply not possible one hundred percent of the time when you are involved with business. Nitin Khanna knows that there must be some uncertainty, and this is one of the largest draws towards business for him. If it were not for the risk, he likely would not have found it to be as appealing.
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From a tender age, Ashley Lightspeed had a liking for creating new things. She grew watching her father who was an architect make new models for his projects. This fuelled her passion for inventing and building new products.
She is always captivated by the idea of creating new designs for products already in the market. Today, Ashley Lightspeed is a partner at the Light Speed Venture Partners. This venture capital firm supports start-ups that are involved in establishing innovations in the field of enterprise technology and consumer sectors. Follow Ashley Lightspeed on Twitter.
The changes in Ashley have helped in the growth and expansion of the firm. Before joining this venture capital firm, Ashley worked as a Category Manager at Thumbtack Inc. While at Thumbtack, she helped connect many clients to business professionals.
At one point, Ashley Lightspeed worked offered management consultancy services to Bain & Company. Her versatility makes her stand out in the business world. Ashley has helped many startups by providing an appropriate strategy for growth.
Ashley is a graduate from the Duke University where she pursued a degree in Visual Studies and Media Studies. She also attended Stanford University to pursue a course in business which has always been her field of interest.
Her business course laid a good foundation for her career advancement over the years. It helped equip her with vital and critical skills and experience that are required in business. Ashley believes that prototyping is crucial in generating new ideas and her dedication made her stand out. She uses this concept that has proved to be effective in coming up with new products.
The ability to forge good business relationships with customers has also steered the growth of her career. Ashley advises entrepreneurs to identify and understand the needs of their customers to offer them products that suit them.