Papa John’s has always been one of the most favorite pizza parlors all around the world: along with staple names like Pizza Hut. Papa John’s have proved themselves to be one of the big-time players in the pizza trade – but the recent times and societal standpoints have proved that even the biggest superpowers in the industry can experience major controversial issues that can lead to their downfall.
As per Biz Journals, due to the competitive nature of the pizza industry, and a lot of pizza chains popping out everywhere with new ideas and fresh products, this has become one of the factors on the lower performance in sales of Papa John’s. Their founder found another reason to blame for this, and it wasn’t his smartest move. He has blamed the National Football Leagues controversial issue regarding “taking a knee” during the national anthem of the United States, for their decline in sales. The National Football League is one of Papa John’s biggest partner accounts and they lost it due to Papa John’s remarks regarding the National Football League. John Schnatter was not done yet, he also called public clamor because of his use of racial slurs in a conference call – even with Papa John’s best interest at heart, John Schnatter seemed to have irreparably damaged Papa John’s public image and has caused a great decline in the performance in sales and marketing of Papa John’s. With his recent actions, they have also lost accounts in the baseball industry and lost marketing and major advertisement spaces.
In this bad light, Steve Ritchie Papa John’s, the Chief Executive Officer of Papa John’s has reacted to this so quickly and has taken things into his own hands – as the Chief Executive Officer of Papa John’s he could not stand idly while his company was barraged by controversy and they lost their marketing power because of this. To solve the issue, he has tapped into the hearts of the public consumers via a heartfelt and carefully written apology. regarding the actions of their founder. And to his avail, this proved to be effective as they regained their public image and resolved them to be able to stabilize their performance in sales.
A figure that has a deep acquaintance with the media can never be a low key personality. However, today I am going to tell you more than what the eye meets. Ryan Seacrest holds a prominent position in the broadcast, television shows, local radio and, many times he appeared as hosts of different shows and channels. He has recently joined the Emmy-winning team as a permanent co-host accompanied by Kelly Ripa.
He is a man of mixed interests, entrepreneurial as well as humanitarian. He is involved in many media and entertainment companies and as for his philanthropic interests, Ryan’s youth oriented resourcefulness has a positive impact on the youth nationwide. Ryan’s radio shows which he hosted are known to be very lively, and the nation loves them. If you follow Ryan Seacrest then you would surely know that he is also host and executive producer of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin”, “Eve with Ryan Seacrest”, “E! Live from the Red Carpet”
He is not even behind in entrepreneurship, as he has an investment in media and entertainment companies—similar to the nature that he works in. The companies in which he has invested include Civic Entertainment Group, Pinterest, a marketing services company, and Attn.; which is a news company directed at millennials through Seacrest Global group. His other investments include AXS TV and DigiTour Media. He was also once the host of American Idol. He is not even behind in garment industry, in 2014 he launched men’s custom-made clothing and accessories under the name of “Ryan Seacrest Distinction” which went quite successful. With this being quite a hit he plans to launch “Polished by Dr. Lancer” which is a men’s skincare business, formed with the collaboration of a Hollywood dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer.
Talking about his humanitarian actions, in an interview with GQ, Ryan Seacrest said that he is serving as a chairman at RSF (Ryan Seacrest Foundation). He has opened almost 10 broadcast media centers, as well as pediatric hospitals in various cities. His motive is to inspire the youth towards a better path which he is doing so through education and media. He also serves as the honorary chair at the Grammy foundation.
Dr. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is an entrepreneur, founder, and current president of CAOA, a well-known business in North Brazil. The company started off its operation in 1979 as an automotive dealing company. Mr. Alberto proposed the resale of the concessionaire’s company of Landau, and he then started CAOA and started as the Ford dealer. Within five years, he became the leading Ford dealer from America.
Brazil allowed importation of vehicles in 1992, and this was the opportunity that CAOA took and became the official leading importer of Renault vehicles to the country. Within three years, CAOA pushed sales, and Renault became the top brand in the import sales and the fifth in the general market. Later on, Renault came to Brazil and took over the importation rights; this pushed them to a distant ninth position in sales within one year.
CAOA took over the importation rights of Subaru in 1998; the sales tripled In a few months after taking over from another importer. In a post from Grandes Profissionais Gestao de Palestrantes, it says that increased sales made them take the importation of Hyundai model which was already being distributed by other companies, and they became the leading in the market. In 2006, the growth of CIAO continued as they became the leading distributor Ford motors in Latin America together with winning the exclusive distribution rights of Hyundai and Subaru brands all around the country.
Dr. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade’s company did well as it was the most admired company for three consecutive years and he also won the ‘distributor of the year’ title among 179 other distributors. In 2012, the CAOA started selling the HB20 model, produced in Hyundai Brazil plant notwithstanding the importation of Veloster, Genesis, i30, i30cw and the line of trucks; HD78 and HR produced in Annapolis. On May 2014, the Annapolis firm reached the 10 thousand Hyundai ix35 production mark; this is a reason Dr. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade and all CAOA employees feel proud.
Alex Hern is not new to the technological field. He has made a name for himself over the years, and his knowledge and skills in this sector have led him to establish his company, Tsunami XR. The San Diego based company provides communication solutions and has invested so much on augmented reality technology serving businesses and organizations including the military. Delving into the life of Alex Hern, he has accomplished many things as a great entrepreneur. Alex has cofounded and directed technology companies like Inktomi Goldman Sachs (INKT), Yesmail Alex Brown (YESM), ArcSight (ARST) and CloudShield. These companies have gone ahead to do well in the industry.
INKT powered MSN, AOL, and Yahoo, YESM was acquired by ModusLink Global for $650 million, and Hewlett Packard bought ARTS for $1.5 billion. Besides cofounding Military Commercial Technologies, Alex Hern held the chairman and CEO positions of the company. Alex’s leadership qualities extended to NewHomes.com and the Triton Network systems boards. Alex Hern was a Zero-Knowledge Systems board member as well. From an email marketing company to a network security company, Alex gathered quite an experience leading to Tsunami XR. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Hern identified an opportunity in the GPU- driven technology. This motivated him to start his own company geared to usher in the new era. His success in the field was as a result of focus and attending to one important thing at a time.
Alex Hern believes multitasking leads to bad performances, which is why he handle a single task at a time so as to achieve the company’s goals. The vision that Alex has for his company has made him keep track of exciting trends such as machine learning and AI, which could lead to a breakthrough for Tsunami’s augmented reality technology. Alex Hern consistency and focus is one to follow for young entrepreneurs. His advice to his younger self about life, “It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Take your time to make long-term decisions.” He provides insights to people willing to make the best of their ideas. Alex Hern is a role model to many and his gesture to open a dog walking business for his daughter inspires many.
TheBroTalk is a website that aims to bring the reader news from a multitude of different categories. Specifically wanting to produce content that can be talked about with friends on a night out. One of the more recent articles had to do with Juan “OG” Perez. Juan “OG” Perez is a 50-year-old man that was born and raised in Harlem. An article was created depicting Juan “OG” Perez’s 50th birthday and the record setting costs that ensued. The article mentions a hundred-thousand-dollar birthday bill that was paid for by JAY Z who considers Juan “OG” Perez as a close friend as well as his business partner.
This relationship began in 1996 when Juan “OG” Perez was first introduced to JAY Z in person by Roc Nation. Due to their similar interests there was an instant connection. This eventually led to JAY Z showing his appreciation for his good friend by throwing an unforgettable birthday party. This high-end birthday party was shared among close friends such as executives from Roc Nation, Juan “OG” Perez’s wife, friends, and of course JAY Z himself. Initially, the group was reported to have gone separate ways at the party however, they were all reunited as the night wore on into the early morning hours.
Juan “OG” Perez’s fiftieth birthday party is said to have broken records in the rank of cost. This birthday had a thirteen-thousand-dollar dinner which, included lobster and steak along with a few other delicacies. This lavish meal was coupled with nine-thousand dollars being added for drinks alone and another ninety-one thousand at the club itself where forty bottles of champagne were ordered. It’s no surprise this story went viral when their server posted a photo of the group with the receipt of the nights activities. This party is unlikely to be one that is forgotten anytime soon.
Business owners in one way or another will require the financial need of loans more often than not. Depending on the individual’s credit score and how much they may be asking from a bank or another company, this can be a hard task to manage. While there are a number of companies out there for one to choose, only a handful are noticed and highly praised by clients. There is however, Equities First Holdings. This company has been around since 2002, over a decade in business and has been booming in great success ever since then. This company is known for giving good alternative lends toward clients as well as providing low interest for them to pay off. This is a desired company to look to if people are trying to startup a new business of some kind and are struggling to find other options.
Steve Hicks is the Founder and the CEO of Southridge Capital Group. According to Steve experience is the critical factor in the development of a successful business idea. He affirmed that his investment house has always been featured on the Wall Street Journals for the more substantial part of 20 years. Steve Hicks also noted that he and his executive staff know their neighborhood opponents. He also stated that he can clearly distinguish effective and ineffective investment ideas. Steve and his team make use of an in-house search engine to deploy time-tested mechanisms that will, in turn, help him to make the credible and reliable decisions about the various companies in search of financial services. He pointed out that there is a methodology in hedge fund decisions. He finally stated that great ideas with the unclear business plan are hard to execute and implement in the real world.
Like most hedge fund managers, Stephen Hicks of Southridge Capital is passionate about cryptocurrency and the rise in sales of legal marijuana sales. The two options share a general aspect despite that they seem to occupy the critical ends of the investment market. The fits aspect is that they both are already ascending. The other point is the potential of the profit.
According to PR Newswire, Hedge funds are always after putting capital behind, ‘the next big thing.’ Steve Hicks also believe in productivity and wisdom. For successful entrepreneurs such as Stephen Hicks who are always engaged in the success of their portfolio, it’s always wise to keep a record of the daily occurrences in conjunction with the cash proceeds feeds productivity of the portfolio. Portfolio management helps to keep clients and customers happy and impressed. As per Steve Hicks, any practice that barely meets goals and objectives for profit and productivity need to be aborted.
In the initial stages of his career, Steve Hicks learned his lesson the hard way. He discovered that not all deals pay out. He currently engages himself in fewer deals and focuses on cash instead of returns. He also never puts good money after the bad one. Another financial mistake is trying. He had initially invested a considerable amount of money in a company by the name Petals which flopped and disintegrated even after his efforts towards regaining it.
Hussain Sajwani is the founder and Chairman of the real estate development company known as DAMAC. He is a national of the UAE and is among the top business leaders in the Middle East. Sajwani attended and graduated from the University of Washington. After completing his education, Sajwani worked as a contracts manager for the entity known as GASCO. This organization is a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. In 1982, Sajwani started up his own company which specialized in catering services. Over a span of several years, his catering business grew and has now become one of the top companies in the industry. Today, his company completes over 200 projects as well as serves over 150,000 meals per day in various regions of the world. His catering company serves many locations such as construction campsites, army camps, five star hotels and education institutions.
After successfully building his catering business, Hussain Sajwani looked to get involved in real estate development. In the mid 1990’s, Sajwani completed the construction of a number of hotels which were made to help accommodate many people who were looking to conduct business activity in the area. In the year 2002, Sajwani founded DAMAC which would build properties. Within the next ten years, his company DAMAC would become one of the largest real estate development firms in the Middle East.
According to roayahnews.com, what has contributed to his success as the DAMAC owner has been his expertise in property development. As the DAMAC owner, Sajwani has been very proficient in things such as finance, law, administration, marketing and sales. By being highly proficient in these things, Hussain Sajwani has been able to build his company and expand it. Today, the firm has a number of projects completed in places such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Beirut, Amman, Riyadh and London .
As the DAMAC owner, Hussain Sajwani has built a company that currently employs about 2,000 employees. The company is traded on the Dubai Financial Market and has among the top track records in the luxury development market. His company DAMAC has produced over 21,000 units along with 44,000 development projects in various stages of both the planning and progress phases. Sajwani has teamed up with a number of other companies such as the Trump Organization to complete more projects and expand his brand.
Technology has brought all the good things we are enjoying in life in the modern times. Thanks to the advancements in this sector, it is possible to do so much in a very short time. Things like dating could only happen when you meet new people. With technology, it is easy to meet people online and start a relationship. Technology experts have started many applications so that they can make this a reality. People are living very busy lives so that they can afford the luxuries of life. There are people who to study and at the same time study so that they can get better opportunities in their careers. Meeting a soul mate under these conditions can be an uphill task.
Several years ago, Whitney Wolfe decided that she was going to introduce a dating application that was going to focus on the woman. More and more people have subscribed for this app because of its great features to the people. Before starting the app, the businesswoman had worked in the industry for a long time, and she knew what the modern woman wanted. Whitney Wolfe expertise has been helping her to meet all the expectations of the customers. People have found their perfect matches using this great application.
At the moment, Bumble has millions of clients who appreciate the services they get from the platform. The organization takes care of the women security and safety, and this is the primary reason it has been thriving under very tight competition. Bumble is also believed to be worth over one billion dollars because of its excellent leadership. Although most investments done online are left for men, Whitney Wolfe has shown the society that women can thrive too. The businesswoman has been competing and performing well compared to the men in the same department because of her passion. The businesswoman tied the knot with Michael Herd and left the singles club. Whitney Wolfe met her husband several years ago, and they have been together since then. The prestigious wedding was held in one of the best locations in the entire world, and it attracted the attention of people from all corners of the world.
Hussain Sajwani was born in 1954; he was born in a family of conservative middle-class people in Dubai. Sajwani attained an undergraduate degree in the field of economics from the University of Washington. Hussain has an eager desire to acquire knowledge. Hussain wanted to get the degree so that he could be able to pursue his career in the white collar professional. He was interested in working for regular hours. His official biography says that Hussein seems like a young man who was very ambitious. Sajwani went ahead to Baghdad to attend a medical college after being awarded a government scholarship, but he did not complete the course.
After he had finished his University degree in Economics from the University of Washington, he went to join GASCO where he served as the contract manager. He later left the job after a short time and joined the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. However, his destiny was to flourish as a very successful businessman.
In 1982, Sajwani founded his business which was named as DAMAC. DAMAC LLC finally became DAMAC Group owing to the hard work and smart skills of Damac owner. In the year 1992, Hussain established an investment company known as ZDICO Invest. He also founded the Al Jazeira Services Co SAOG that has a capital of more than US $125 million. Hussain is currently a board member of Emirates Takaful. He is also serving as a member of the board of Majan University College located in New York City.
In a published article from Al Jazeera, it mentioned that DAMAC Properties Dubai engages in the development of leisure, commercial and residential properties in the Middle East and Dubai. Damac also invests heavily in real estate projects. The Damac Group was established in 2002 by Hussain Sajwani. The headquarters of the firm are in Dubai.
In the start of 2013, DAMAC teamed up with Donald Trump so that they could develop Trump-branded golf courses. It is also worth noting that Hussain Sajwani family has a close relationship with Trump. The Trump International Golf Course located in Dubai was opened in February 2017. The Golf Course which was designed by Tiger Woods is set to be opened at the end of 2018 at a separate Damac development.