Mike Baur Pursues His Bold Strategy

Posted on September 21, 2017 in Business Business Leader Businessman

After benefiting from more than 20 years in Swiss private banking, entrepreneur and businessman Mike Baur choose to follow his passion for assisting technology startups with the launch of his own company.

 

Baur, who holds advanced degrees from Bern University and the University of Rochester, worked his way up from an apprentice at the Union Bank of Switzerland to a prominent position at Clariden Leu.

 

He walked away from banking to get investing in startup companies underway before co-founding Swiss Startup Factory.

 

Baur, along with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer, co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF) in 2014. In addition to providing funding to promising startups, the Zurich-based incubator program makes services such as coaching, mentoring, investor network and office space available as well.

 

Each new startup also receives the three months of assistance along with the capacity to interact and exchange ideas with technology entrepreneurs.

 

The SSUF also recommends the startups take part in startup pitching contests, such as the START Summiteer. Baur, who recently took part as a juror in the competition, explained in a story found on French Tribune, how founders of new companies have the chance to draw attention to their plans, products and business strategies.

 

As a result of the contests, companies that show potential catch the attention for significant investments.

 

In the interview, Baur talked about how SSUF is independent and how that distinction makes it unique from most incubators.

 

As the privately-held firm is independent, SSUF does not operate as part of another business or any affiliation allowing it to carry on without any obstacles or interference. The co-founders invest a sizeable amount of funds in SSUF which motivates them to flourish and do well.

 

Baur also gave the reasons for why SSUF is named a “factory” as the word is a sign of the incubator’s continuous efforts to build new businesses in Switzerland. He also pointed out how hard people in factories work and young entrepreneurs must do comparable work if they want to do well.

 

The objective of SSUF involves growing to be a worldwide gold standard for all accelerator programs and passing on all services any startup requires.

 

Baur continues his work at SSUF as well as running Think Reloaded as managing partner. Think Reloaded provides high-level financial guidance and information for prosperous clients. He also functions on the board of BV4, an independent Swiss valuation company.

 

Will Live Nation Renew its Deal with Roc Nation Next Year?

Posted on September 17, 2017 in Business BUsinesswoman

Companies in the American entertainment industry have been known to collaborate with each other in areas of mutual benefit. It came as no surprise when Jay-z’s Roc Nation signed a $150 million deal with Live Nation in 2008. The deal came when Roc Nation was under a year old; thanks to Desiree Perez, Roc Nation’s Chief Operating Officer, and her colleagues whose impeccable negotiations skills made the deal possible. Nine years later, the lucrative deal between the two music giants is almost coming to an end. After the expiration of the $150 million deal, both companies will be looking forward to renewing the transaction.

However, preliminary reports indicate that they two may stop working together. Live Nation re-strategized its business, and it is no longer in the business of buying recorded music. This may inconvenience Roc Nation which has many active recording artists such as Rihanna, Shakira, J. Cole, and Big Sean. The suggestion by Live Nation to continue its touring deal with Roc Nation while avoiding recorded music is likely to affect Roc Nation adversely. However, most of Roc Nation’s executives such as Perez are resilient business-minded individuals who will avoid rest until Roc Nation’s business interests are well guarded.

Presently, Desiree and Jay-Z are working around the clock to foster lucrative deals with selected entertainment companies. According to Splash News, Jay-Z and Perez were in California recently to see Sir Lucian Grainge, the chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group (sometimes abbreviated to UMG). Perez has worked with Jay-Z for over two decades especially when such high-profile deals need to be brokered. Although the details of the meeting are still scanty, rumors indicate that the impending expiration of Live Nation’s deal with Roc Nation was far from the agenda of the meeting. Roc Nation and UMG have a distribution deal in place.

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Sujit Choudhry’s CEOCFO Interview

Posted on September 14, 2017 in Constitutional Law Expert

There are many people today who offer their expertise to better the society they live in today. They sacrifice. They do not indulge in virtue signaling where they do good things just for the reputation. This concept is something that Sujit Choudry has faced in his work career, and in the recent interview he had with the CEOCFOInterviews online website, he answered some of the many questions involving this topic.   For the full interview, click on ceocfointerviews.com.

Sujit Choudhry: The Man For Constitutional Change

Mr. Sujit is the man behind the Center of Constitutional Transitions, which is the group responsible for creating the platforms and policies that will promote significant changes in the government of Ukraine.

It is the organization that will research all the factors, parameters, challenges and hurdles in creating the constitutional backdrop of the country. Mr. Sujit Choudhry clarified in the interview that the firm is not only responsible for technical changes on paper that will not reflect reality, it will also promote a holistic national change. The group that he established will attempt to answer all the significant issues that destabilize the nation right now.

With the partners that Mr. Sujit Choudhry has built with numerous think tanks, the global network of experts and multilateral organizations with NGO support, Sujit is confident that he can achieve his goal of making the significant change to the the country.

The interview also answered the reason why Sujit created the committee in the first place. Sujit said that his experience in helping emerging democracies find stability has made him realize that there is a lot of barrier in creating policies today because of the lack of knowledge, expertise, and research that a constitutional committee experiences during its operations. The research is always incomplete when a board wants to pass reforms. So he saw the need to create a better committee to answer these issues.  Check norcal.news for additional article.

Relevant article to read here.

The effectiveness of a board always gets measured on how it can solve the needs of the country. With the law degrees that Sujit Choudhry earned all from different countries, he can navigate the policies that one should implement to get the right changes for a country. It is his experience as a law degree holder in three different countries that also earned him the reputation to lead the committee for Ukraine.  To keep up-to-date with his latest work, check researchgate.net.

For added details visit http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/potmsearch/detail/submission/6425776

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Peace, Order and Good Government in Democracy

Posted on September 12, 2017 in Law Specialist

Understanding and knowledge of the constitution are not as common these days as it should be. Not many schools have civics classes and in others – it is not a mandatory class to attend. Unfortunately, young people don’t know much about their countries unless they are in that lucky percentage who have the teachers who are patient and interested enough to convey the knowledge.

Knowledge about the constitution is more important than people realize. This kind of education is exactly the reason the Center for Constitution Transition. It allows the mobilization of knowledge happen by professionals and experts. It is also a place of research for decision-makers and deals with an international network of NGOs and other organizations.   Additional article to read on constitutionaltransitions.org

Sujit Choudhry has a lot of experience dealing with constitution questions. His experience with emerging democracies makes one of the best specialists in the world.   To learn more about him and his works, visit his website here.  The transition between the different stages, while a new state is born, is one of the best study places for people like Sujit Choudhry. He gets to see new countries emerging and apply his experience as well as learn something new.  For added info, click on bizjournals.com.

Sujit Choudhry also believes in the necessity of learning about each country individually. All stories are important, and no two stories are the same. He now uses his experience to help people to see how different constitutional changes impact their own country. It is important also to use this kind of education because the political climate which is also changing.  Related article to read on law.nyu.edu.

Sujit Choudhry travels around the world helping people learn more about the legal side of government. It is important to him to collaborate with other experts who work in the same field. They also work as election observers who are another critical aspect of governing and emerging democracies. Setting up an election in a previously un-elected country is one of the hardest things. It seems natural from the side-lines, but actually, it is a task requiring a lot of human resources.

Sujit Choudhry offers his knowledge and support to his colleagues and people who want to learn more as well as those who want to implement better methods in their government.  Keep up-to date with his latest work, head over to researchgate.net.

Read this relevant article tackling a current issue, visit http://norcal.news/news/23807-berkeleys-battle-free-speech-constitutional-law-professor-sujit-choudhry-explains

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Talk Fusion: The Key To A Better Life

Posted on September 11, 2017 in Business Business Leader business leaders Businessman BUsinesswoman Community Technology

Talk Fusion is the key to a better life and who doesn’t want a better life? I imagine a lot of people out there would talk openly and honestly about how they want a better life if they felt comfortable. Too often, people have been told to just deal with things and suck it up. Life should not be endured. It should be lived to the fullest. When people live life to the fullest, they really feel like they are living and nothing is standing in the way of their happiness. Talk Fusion is offering that for people. How many people complain and hate their jobs? There are many out there, and it is for good reason.

 

However, Bob Reina wants people to do something about it. While it can be very cathartic to complain and it feels good to get these things off someone’s chest, in the end, it is just talk. It does not solve the issue at hand, which is someone being miserable at their job. When it comes to that, Bob Reina wants people out there to start taking back control of their lives. It is a huge reason why they won the 2016 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award from the Technology Marketing Corporation (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/talk-fusion-video-chat-wins-2016-communications-solutions-product-of-the-year-award-300315095.html?tc=eml_cleartime).

 

It shows that Bob Reina and his IT team are always on the lookout for ways to make Talk Fusion a product that people can rely on and trust. If they are going to start looking for solutions, such as starting their own business, they need a company that is going to give them the very best in voice, data, chat, and text. This company has it all and they always have a few new wrinkles to add to the mix as well. They never just settle and say, “Our work here is done.”

 

The work is never done at Talk Fusion and never will be done at Talk Fusion. Improvement is the name of the game for them. The fact this company is as great as it is and still wants to improve, it shows the mentality they have as a whole.

 

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Sujit Choudhry Discussing Ways to Reform Political Structure of Ukraine

Posted on September 7, 2017 in Leading Educator and Legal Personality

Sujit Choudhry is a well-known personality in the world of comparative and constitutional law. The expertise of Sujit Choudhry has been put into practice many times in the past to amend or develop the constitution for many of the emerging countries, including Jordan, Libya, Egypt, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Sujit Choudhry is also the co-founder of one of the most prestigious institutions associated with comparative law, namely Center for Constitutional Transitions. It is an organization that helps in discussing various methodologies related to comparative law and mobilizing the knowledge generated through research and discussion on comparative law and its principles.  For further reading, head over to en.wikipedia.org.

Sujit Choudhry is invited the world over to share his expertise and knowledge on constitutional process and comparative law. Recently, Sujit Choudhry was in Kiev, Ukraine, where a conference was organized by two of the foremost institutions in the country, namely Center of Policy and Legal Reforms and the highly renowned and respected International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. The motive behind organizing the conference was to discuss the political crisis in Ukraine and find a solution. Sujit Choudhry also spoke on the issue, and the suggestion and thoughts he shared with the national and international audience present at the conference were thought to provoke, practical, and warmly welcomed.  Be up-to-date with his latest work, check on this

Read this analysis provided by Sujit on an article on californiablog.org.

Sujit Choudhry said that Ukraine is in dire need of many different constitutional reforms, which the Center for Constitutional Transitions can help in defining. Sujit Choudhry also mentioned that the problem with Ukraine at the moment is the semi-presidential system that it follows. He believes that such a system would never be able to allow any government or its leader to take the center-stage, which would work for the benefit of the country. Sujit Choudhry believes that many issues need to be discussed in the country, and having a fair and transparent political structure would allow that to open internally.  For his recent timeline activity update, hit on crunchbase.com.

Sujit Choudhry said that the electoral process of the country could do with some necessary changes as well that can potentially transform the country’s future. Sujit Choudhry stated that it is essential that Ukraine’s current leadership takes action soon before it is too late  Additional reading on law.nyu.edu

Related article on http://constitutionaltransitions.org/director/#Choudhry

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A LEGEND COMES TO PODCASTONE

Posted on September 6, 2017 in Entrepreneur Radio

In April 2017, the founder of Podcast One, Norman Pattiz, announced that one of the best Hollywood producers was going to start his weekly podcast. Norman Lear is a renowned producer and director of sitcoms. Among his accomplishments were a set of sitcoms that were revolutionary and very popular in television. These include the Jefferson’s, Maude, Good Times and One Day at a Time. The show, All of the Above, will run on air every Monday and is set to cover a myriad of topics that include;

  1. Politics
  2. Current issues
  3. Social issues
  4. Events

Besides, the show will include a lot of guests like celebrities, musicians, ordinary people, poets, and politicians. The show officially airs as from May 1st. Each week the show will tackle a particular topic, and Norman Lear promises the audience the best of comedy, fun, and education. The show will start with a group of first celebrity guests such as America Ferrera, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerrod Carmichael, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The subjects to be discussed will range from the training of the triathlon events by Ferreira to Amy Poehler’s take on religion. Learn more: http://normanpattiz.com/

The founder of Podcast One, Norman Pattiz, was happy and spoke of how he admired th3e great Norman Lear. Besides, the show will be a significant boost to the Podcast One network. He further added that ‘All of the Above’ would be available every Monday on I Tunes, Podcast One.com, and the networks apps. Norman Lear said that his venture into the podcast world was due to an early love for the podcast. He also said that although he is almost ninety-five years, the audience can expect that every peer would be fully represented in the weekly show.

Norman Pattiz

Norman Pattiz is an American businessman who is well known due to his massive contribution to the radio and television industry in the United States of America. Besides, he is in the radio hall of fame in America. Besides, Norman Pattiz is responsible for the founding of the famous WestwoodOne and the PodcastOne network brands. His work at the Westwoodone broadcasting station made the network to be among the major news broadcasting stations in the America. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/normanpattiz

Before these, he had been appointed to be in the broadcasting board of governors in America. This appointment was in 2000. The broadcasting board of governors is entitled with managing all the broadcasting networks in America. This appointment was huge as it propelled his career to the Hall of Famer that he is.

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Susan McGalla Brings Female Leadership to the NFL

Posted on September 4, 2017 in BUsinesswoman

All her life, Susan McGalla has worked hard to succeed even in male-dominated organizations. She grew up with two older brothers and a father who coached football. None of them gave her a break even though she was a girl. She has continued to work hard and earn everything she gets. A recent article in The Philly Purge exemplifies her passion and determination.

McGalla went to work for American Eagle Outfitters in 1994. When she started there, none of the company executives or board members were women. Despite that, fourteen years later she became President and Chief Merchandising Officer. She now serves as Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers. She is once again proving that women can help the team make more money.

The statistics justify her faith in herself and other women. On average, companies with gender diversity outperform companies without it by 15%. Companies with racial and ethnic diversity outperform their competition by 35%. However, despite all the progress and accomplishments, only a small percentage of women hold C-level positions in S&P 500 companies.

All around the world, women continue to crash their skulls against the classic glass ceiling. Nobody can see it, but it keeps them from rising any further within that organization no matter what.

McGalla maintains that networks and initiatives are not the solution. Women have been networking and creating initiatives for decades. If that’s all women needed, there would be no more problem. However, they don’t address the underlying problem.

Therefore, McGalla believes in creating more sponsorship opportunities for women. Women seeking to rise to the top find a female executive to sponsor her.

After leaving American Eagle Outfitters, McGalla founded P3 Executive Consulting. She advised the financial and Wall Street investment fund managers. She also consulted with executives in the specialty retail industry.

 

At American Eagle Outfitters, McGalla took the company from $340 million in revenue to $3 billion. She expanded to four brands, 1,000 stores, an e-commerce website and 28,000 employees. She went to Mount Union College and received her BA there before beginning her career at the Joseph Horne Company.

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Contributions of Gregory Aziz to the motor industry

Posted on September 2, 2017 in Motor Industry

Gregory Aziz has had significant achievements over the past years and has contributed to a high success in the automobile industry. Aziz is currently the chief administrative officer of national steel car industries and has a vast experience in the field of entrepreneurship. Greg was born in Ontario, London and he schooled and graduated from Western Ontario University where he acquired a bachelor’s degree in Economics. After that, Gregory James Aziz started his career at his family`s food business, which he helped to grow and revolutionize into a prestigious company that currently sells its products to a large number of customers around the United States and Europe.

Gregory j Aziz has a vast experience in the banking sector, and his leadership skills are profoundly amendable. After acquiring and establishing the National Steel car company, he helped the firm grow into a leading motor industry through his passion and desire to succeed. His excellent skills and know how in the field of entrepreneurship have also enabled him to succeed in his ventures highly. He has over the past years improved, grown and invested in the National Steel car company which in turn has brought a huge revenue.

Greg Aziz is very hardworking and believes that every individual with determination towards achieving a particular goal should put a lot of effort towards accomplishing it and even towards achieving more than they intended. The prolific entrepreneur encourages his team of employees to be persistent and do all they can to see National Steel Cars grow big and achieve more than it has currently completed.

National steel car`s company has also provided many individuals with job opportunities due to its growth, and in the past years, the firm has employed over three thousand employees. Besides, the enterprise still looks forward towards hiring more team members and high hopes that the level of their production will keep rising with the changing time.

On the other hand, Gregory James Aziz is never afraid of taking risks while conducting his business activities and he believes that it is one of the bases of success for every entrepreneur. Greg insists that risk-taking proves one’s ability and determination to bring their innovative ideas to life and it is only through trying that one gets to know whether their idea was worth it or not. Gregory also encourages his team of employees to work together and share their thoughts openly as it encourages innovation within themselves, which in turn positively impacts the company.

 

 

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Sujit Choudhry, a Constitution Expert

Posted on August 31, 2017 in Law Specialist

 Sujit Choudhry together with a panel of top constitutional experts met in Kiev on July tenth to discuss some of the constitutional challenges faced by the government of Ukraine. Among the issues discussed by the panel include the semi-presidential system of the Ukraine government and the constitutional challenges that system is currently facing. According to Choudhry one of the major challenges Ukraine faces is the unstable democracy. The instability in democracy in Ukraine is as a result of the concentration of a lot of power at the highest office which is the presidency. In addition, there are a lot of loopholes in the electoral system, and the political parties are very weak.

The panel of experts in the discussion consisted of some notable figures with vast knowledge in matters related to constitution making, implementation, and interpretation. Sujit also has a lot of experience in issues related to the constitution having been a constitutional lecturer in several countries and has also served as a constitutional advisor to many countries around the globe. Sujit has contributed a lot in the field of constitutional making and has written a collection of academic papers and classical articles that revolve around constitutional law and case studies.

A relevant article to read on thereisnoconsensus.com.

In the discussion, Sujit also talked about the role of transitional democracies in constitution making. Sujit urged the Ukrainian leaders to advocate for constitutional reforms. One body that helps in the constitution making process is The Center of Constitutional Transitions which Choudhry is the founding Director.  Read related article on constitutionaltransitions.org.   The Center is involved in assembling and leading international networks of experts from more than 25 countries who share ideas, try solving many constitutional problems and barriers to democracy. The organization partners with global networks of multilateral agencies, NGOs, Universities and think tanks

Read this relevant article.

Sujit Choudhry was born in 1970 and holds a law degree from the University of Oxford, Toronto, and Harvard. Choudhry in his career journey once served the law clerk of The Supreme Court of Canada Chief justice Antonio Lamer.  For an update on his latest work, hit on researchgate.com.

Sujit Choudhry Currently is the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at California University, Berkeley. Sujit has contributed to the constitution building process in many countries as an advisor such as Egypt, Jordan, Sri-Lanka, and Ukraine. Continue reading on en.wikipedia.org.

Learn more about him and his works, visit  http://sujitchoudhry.com/

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