Aesop once said, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” When I hear this quote, I immediately think of one of the most powerful women in the world, Malini Saba. Born in Southern Asia, Saba was quick to demonstrate her edgy yet kind attitude. Upon receiving her education and the necessary training, this compassionate soul began tackling the world. Literally, she has been all over the world and has made a difference in each portion.
When people are prompted with the question of describing Saba, they immediately make note of her goal to fight corruption in the business and investment industries. She is unafraid to take risks, an attribute that undoubtedly matters, specifically for women in a male-dominated world. This business woman has fought against all odds since the 1990s and regularly states that she is not ready to rest in the near future.
Personally, I believe that Saba has made an impact on this world already. In addition to her collaboration with well-known moguls, including Paypal, Sycamore Networks, and Netscreen, this serial businesswoman has plenty of investments and businesses of her own. From rice fields and energy plants to real estate investments and ownerships, Saba is a woman of many trades and has knowledge of a vast amount of industries.
Perhaps the most enticing quality of this woman is her philanthropy. Aside from using her affluence to donate and improve a multitude of charities and organizations, she also has developed her own. The Stree: Global Investment in Women, which empowers poor women to become something and shows them the necessary process to achieve success, is her most notable charity. Even in her daily life, Saba is investing her efforts in improving the world by raising her child to be as stellar as she is.
Regardless of how busy she may be with her business affairs, her daughter is always in school on time. Additionally, Saba guarantees that her kid will be successful in whichever manner she chooses by demonstrating to her the power of women. By being readily available to her child, Saba is producing a worthy member of society at a young age, which further emphasizes just how admirable of a woman Malini Saba really is.
There has been a dynamic change in both the fashion and the technological industries over the past years. The music industry has evolved from the 70s boom band that allowed an individual to play music on one side while the other could be used to record music from another or the playing cassette. In the 80s, the boom band introduced the movie concept. In the 90s, there was the introduction of Walkman, which allowed one to listen to music alone without distracting the people around them. It later evolved and saw the introduction of iPod, which was more personalized and small in size.
Fashion meets technology
According to Anouk Wipprecht, fashion is a playground where one can venture into deeper and deeper for greater rewards. The Dutch fashion designer came up with the self-painting dress and the drink-making dress. These are both fashion designs that have been influenced by the current technology.
The airbag for a cyclist that is worn around the neck was a design by Teresa Alstin and Anna Haupt. It is considered less cumbersome, and while protecting the cyclist, it maintains the cyclist’s clear view when it is closed, unlike helmets. The front line gloves that were designed by Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Canon allow firefighters to use informative gestures while they are at work.
There are attires which have been made from recycling materials like inner bicycle tubes that were recycled by SegraSegra to create jackets and t-shirts. There was also a gown created from recycled radiator copper by Emma Whiteside. Currently, Seleda Martin is trying to invent shoes that can charge the phone while the wearer is in motion. The stigma of wearing Google glasses was overcome recently when Dianne Von Furstenberg’s model wore them on the runway. That is another way where fashion came to rescue a dying technology.
Chris Burch is an entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Butch Creative Capital. For almost 40 years he has invested in several dynamic industries all over the world. While at the University at Ithaca College, he began his journey to success, by investing $2,000 in the start of Eagle’s Eye Apparel together with his brother. It happened after he sold Eagle’s Eye Apparel to Swire Group. He is also one of the great contributors and propellers of luxury brands and technology.
Highland Capital Management (HCM) L.P. is an SEC-registered investment consultant which, together with its other affiliates, has about eighteen billion us dollars of assets under administration. HCM is one of the biggest and most knowledgeable global substitutes of credit managers. This firm focuses on credit strategies. For instance credit hedge funds, separate accounts, long-only and distressed and special situations private equity and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs).
Also, HCM offers substitute investments, which include emerging markets, natural resources, and long/short equities. Highland has a diversified clientele base which includes public pension plans, endowments, foundations, corporations, governments, fund of funds, financial institutions, as well as high-net-worth individuals. This company has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas and other offices in Seoul, Singapore, New York and Sao Paulo. HCB is an associate of Highland Capital Management and controls the extensive credit experience of HCM finance and the attractive credit strategies in the evolving Markets.
James Dondero is among the founders and Chair of HCM (Highland Capital Management). He has over 30 years of practice in the equity and credit markets, focused mainly on high-yield and distressed investments. Since its inception in the year 1993, HCM has always been an inventor in the expansion of Collateralized Loan Obligation market as well as developing credit-oriented results for retail and institutional investors globally. The award winning product offers hedge funds, institutional separate accounts, REITs and ETFs, CLOs, private equity funds and mutual funds. James Dondero is active philanthropically. He supports initiatives in veteran’s affairs, education and public policy.
Before joining HCM, Dondero facilitated the building of GIC; a subsidiary of Protective Life since inception to over two billion us dollars in AUM from 1989 to 1993. He graduated from the University of Virginia with uppermost honors from the McIntire School of Commerce with majors in Financing and Accounting. In addition, he is a fully Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and has also earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) title.
Highland Capital Powerhouse President, James Dondero (UPDATED for 2017)
Eric Pulier is a well respected individual who is known to be many things including an innovator, an author, a businessman, a philanthropist, as well as a family man who has dedicated his entire career to building a bright future for his children and for other individuals all over the world. Eric Pulier currently specializes in combining the use of technology with business and has created countless successful businesses that have been dedicated to helping other individuals. As a businessman, Mr. Pulier has made a difference in both the private sector as well as in the public sector. Eric Pulier has been interested in technology even at an early age when he built his first computer at the age of nine. By 1991, three years after graduating from Harvard University, Eric Pulier went on to discover many successful businesses.
In 1991, Pulier took the leap and moved to Los Angeles to begin building more and more businesses that were dedicated to helping others. His first business to be created was a business known as People Doing Things, a business that used technology to information the public about solutions of for relevant and complex issues such as healthcare. Overall, Eric Pulier is the creator, the co-founder, as well as the founder of over 15 successful companies that generate hundreds of millions of dollars. Though Eric Pulier has found success, he believes that the key to success is through failure.
Pulier’s success has enabled him to become involved in both the public as well as the private sector. Mr. Pulier has dedicated his career to helping others and informing others on complex issues that need to be addressed. As an innovator, Mr. Pulier is not only looking to make many improvements for his children and his growing family, but is also a dedicated worker to helping everyone all over the world find a better way of living that continuously improves.
Giving Back & Persisting Towards Your Future With Eric Pulier
John Goullet is an entrepreneur and he has been involved in the development of several successful business ventures in the area of IT. He began his career as an IT consultant as he developed solutions for several companies. He gathered his IT expertise, as well as his tremendous understanding of IT market trends and set a course into the IT staffing industry.
John Goullet identified the IT industry as very valuable to the operation of a company. He determined IT staffing would be a necessary and vital aspect of a company’s business plan. The IT injury is an always changing industry as demands change and staffing needs will always evolve to meet those demands and keep pace with the changes. Goullet worked on a platform to provide staffing solutions in the IT industry and founded an IT staffing company called Info Technologies.
In 2010, Info Technologies merged with Diversant, Inc., to become Diversant, LLC. The merger brought greater capabilities to the IT industry. Mr. Goullet continued to manage the company with the same exuberance and passion he had when he was the leader of Info Technologies.
Due to his experience and understanding of the IT industry, Mr. Goullet became the driving force behind the IT staffing industry as he developed solutions for clients. Diversant, LLC assists clients in retail, government, banking and insurance, financial services and the energy industries.
Under Goullet’s leadership there is a culture that not only inspires, but encourages creative and innovative thinking and solution development that is unique, but efficient and effective. Diversant, LLC is also on the forefront of diversity. This approach helps to strengthen the work environment and in turn the business community. The company offers programs for their in house staff that promotes diversity and that is a great assist when it comes to talent acquisition.
If there is one thing that I think is lacking in business, it is ethics. A lot of businesses have been involved in unethical handling of transactions from what I have seen. The customers have been the victims of such actions. A lot of underhanded crookedness has been revealed during the 2008 economic crisis which has resulted in people like me losing trust in financial institutions among other institutions. Compliance officers like Helane Morrison were one of those that have fought really hard to get the businesses to comply to better standards of ethics so that customers will be better served. Helane Morrison was someone that was really confident in pushing forward when it comes to tackling this issue when others were unsure about how to move forward. I personally admire her confidence.
One thing that Morrison has used as her philosophy is that business make sure that they make all of their transactions for their customers from an ethical and fair method. If businesses are caught handling their affairs in an unethical manner, then Morrison and her staff of enforcers are going to deal with them in an appropriate manner. The forms of action that are taken against the company may include different forms of correction which include criminal charges.
Morrison has worked at plenty of different law firms which included SEC. She has also learned from a few mentors that helped shaped her as the formidable force that she is in this day and age. Among the people she has learned from is Harry A. Blackmun. He has fought for social issues as well. Among the issues he has fought for were the rights of women. He has received a lot of threats during his career as well. Seeing all that Harry Blackmun has gone throughout his career has helped her prepare for what she might have to face when standing up for people that are at a disadvantage.
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