JD.com is taking a stab at procurement with its latest retail channel. The channel is called JD Business and allows a procurement supplier and contractors to sell their wares to JD’s impressive community of consumers. As Jingdong serves 300 million people the saturation JD Business creates is more than fair. JD.com is also known for its transparency which saves companies time as they know the best quality services offered are trustworthy.
Procurement is the often ignored aspect of running a new business that ironically is one of the most important things a company has to do. It is the task of supplying a business with all the odds and ends it needs to run. Procurement also involves finding contractors to handle simple and complex repairs. Without out procurement employees do not have the supplies they need and the building itself can fall into disrepair. The only drawback to procurement is that it is a tedious exercise. It can also cost a pretty penny.
According to JD Business hopes to neutralize that by not only saving time but money in the procurement process. The channel will help companies find the right suppliers to meet their specific needs. JD Business is another wing of JD.com’s impressive Retail as a Service project. As with JD Chain and JD Open Source, it focuses on using JD’s infrastructure to help businesses operate. Instead of software, however, JD Business will focus on hardware. By inserting itself as the middleman the company gives other businesses a leg up in their procurement needs and once again optimizes effeciency.
The Grupo RBS is a large Brazilian media conglomerate that was established in 1957. To ensure the high quality of services provided by the company, the founder – Mauricio Sirotsky Sobrinho – decided to appoint his sons and grandsons to become the company’s successor. Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer, also known as Duda Melzer, was given the position as the chairman and president of the company. He also became the sole owner of the media conglomerate which owns the Grupo RBS. Under his leadership, the company continued to grow, and it became the largest media companies in the country. With the dawn of the widespread use of the internet, Duda Melzer also invested in a digital company called the e.Bricks Digital.
Duda Melzer was a graduate of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, taking up a degree in Business Administration. He graduated from the university in 1998 and continued to study under an MBA degree in the prestigious Harvard University. He graduated in 2002, and he decided to go back to Brazil to look for opportunities. He started to join different companies in Brazil but was later offered with various jobs in the United States.
In 2004, he decided to return home for good, and he was given the position as the chief executive officer for the company’s domestic market department. He also held the position as the vice president for the company’s market and business development department back in the year 2008, and two years later, he was promoted to become the company’s vice president. In 2012, he became the executive chairman of the Grupo RBS. This position was previously held by his uncle, who was among the original successors appointed by the founder. Under his leadership, he promised that the company will continue to experience growth, and he will be investing in new ventures that would take the company to a whole new level.
Because of his role in the success of the business, he was given several awards by different organizations and institutions in Brazil. Some of the awards he received recognize his role in the world of broadcasting, professionalism, and marketing with Grupo RBS. He is thankful to everyone who have given him the recognition, and promised to work harder in the future.
Bhanu Choudhrie has learned competition is key in life and in the business world. Why? Because competition compels action. Competition makes one think about why one is better and would make them to become better if they want to survive. See, competition provides one with an impetus to act and improve in their business and in their overall life as well.
What Were the Recent Issues That Pushed Microsoft Back in the Race?
The past few years of tumultuous decisions by Microsoft, Bhanu Choudhrie has seen, that in the face of massive competition allude towards that past period with Gates, where the company had to put out fires and prove its mettle against large scale competitors left, right and center. Bhanu Choudhrie has seen that some of these issues had been enough for people to turn towards Apple as their primary solution provider, leaving Microsoft far behind in the race to be number one.
A few of such problems from the past two decades that immediately come to mind include but are not limited to:
Microsoft Windows ME and Windows 8
Microsoft Windows Phone
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Bhanu Choudhrie and Microsoft Windows OS
It would be quite ungrateful to say anything bad about the Windows operating system, the OS that changed the way we used computers forever. At the same time, it would be quite ignorant not to point out the glaring issues that offerings such as Windows Me (Millennium Edition – also candidly called the “Mistake Edition”), and Windows 8 brought to the table for their users.
Packed with limited features, problematic restrictions, and bugged execution, these two OS in particular created a bunch of problems for their users. While Windows Me is famous for removing access to DOS, creating issues with a successful enterprise execution, and making older programs incompatible; Windows 8 became known for its bugged performance and choppy execution. These problems had been enough for Windows users to switch to best Apple products, and stay with the newer company as its loyal customers even its solutions seemed pricier beyond any reason they could have imagined.
Grace Farms, which is located in Connecticut, is a public space open to all individuals who need a space to reflect and interact with nature and art. It is a spiritual place of peace and grace. The development of Grace Farms was spearheaded by Sharon Prince. The project was funded by Sharon, her husband Robert and other donors. Most of the people involved in the development of Grace Farms are also in the Grace Farms Foundation. The Grace Farms Foundation was formed in 2009, and Grace Farms opened its doors in 2015. Grace Farms is open to the public for six days every week.
Sharon Prince is an alumni of the University of Tulsa. She met her husband Robert Prince at the university, and together they have three children. Apart from being the president of Grace Farms Foundation and Director of Grace Farms, Sharon s also an entrepreneur. She is also involved in various non-profit causes, like ending child exploitation, women violence, and human trafficking. She is also a board member of Unchain: Freedom Needs Fighter, a worldwide media campaign fighting to end 21st-century slavery.
The Grace Farms welcomed Carrie Mae Weems as she came to give a lecture and to perform Past Tense at the Grace Farms Sanctuary. Weems is a famous American artist, who is very influential. She fits right into Grace Farms vision because her performances and art gives people hope and demonstrates the value of life.
Carrie Mae Weems has been doing her interdisciplinary work for over 30 years. She has been honored with many grants, awards, and fellowships in the course of these 30 years. Her work is also on display in several private and public galleries and museums. Weems will work with Grace Farms for a year creating new works among other activities.
Randal Nardone is a highly experienced professional and a prominent figure in the world of investments and finance. He is currently the Co-Founder, Principal and Director at Fortress Investment Group, a leading New York-based alternative asset manager. His roles at the firm has contributed a lot of his success and when it went public in 2007, Mr. Nardone was featured in Forbes’s Magazine’s “World’s Billionaires”. With an approximate net worth of $1.8 billion, Nardone was among the top 600 billionaires in the world. Randal Nardone’s journey with Fortress Investment Group started in 1998 when he partnered with Wes Edens and another partner to start the firm as an equity firm. He has helped the asset management firm to grow from being an equity firm to going public making it the first hedge fund to go public.
Today, the firm manages approximately $43 billion worth of assets for more than 1750 investors from around the world. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of Fortress. Prior to Fortress, Randal Nardone worked as a managing director at UBS. Prior to that, he was a principal at BlackRock Financial Management. He held the position of a partner and member of the executive committee at Thacher Profffit & Wood. Armed with an undergraduate degree in science from the University of Connecticut and a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law, Randal Nardone carved out a career path in the world of finance and built a noble career.
Mr. Nardone held multiple leadership positions in various subsidiaries of Fortress Investment Group including Eurocastle Investment, FMA LLC, Impac Commercial Holdings, Florida East Coast Railway, FM Falstaff Advisors, Springleaf REIT, Newcastle Investment Holdings and Seacastle. Today, he holds the position of principal at Fortress alongside Wes Edens and Peter Briger. The prior experience Nardone came-in-handy when closing the acquisition deal by SoftBank. The Japanese multinational which is based in Tokyo acquired Fortress for $3.3 billion. According to the Fortress principals, the company has now embarked on a journey to embrace opportunities as well as challenges that comes with being a player in the world market. Wes Edens welcomed the move as he was particularly about the company becoming a private company again.
Are you on the lookout for a professional or firm that can guide you toward real estate success? Do you want to learn how things work in the real estate arena? José Auriemo Neto is a clear choice for any ambitious person who wants to build a successful real estate business. Perhaps you want to get into property development and are wondering where to get the expert assistance you need. Real estate developers like JHSF acquire property upon which plan to renovate or develop their real estate projects. JHSF focuses on developing and managing upscale real estate properties in Brazil. Real estate is a highly lucrative industry and many people over the years have amassed great fortunes in this field.
If you want to achieve success in this fabulous field, it is imperative that you get in touch with a renowned professional like José Auriemo Neto, Chief Executive Officer of JHSF. José Auriemo Neto is a top rated entrepreneur and a leader in property development. José Auriemo Neto manages complex projects and is well known for working hard to obtain the desired outcome. As a reputable property development firm, JHSF has systems in place to help handle their projects effectively and ensure their success. The company has a team that is comprised of knowledgeable professionals, including accounts, lawyers and real estate agents. For most firms, real estate investing or property development is a long-term undertaking.
An entrepreneurial undertaking like property development requires great expertise and access to excellent resources. The developer must have confidence that the newly designed and designated property will have sufficient value and yield huge returns on investment. Any individual who wants to succeed in this field ought to get proper guidance from an expert like José Auriemo Neto. When you work with José Auriemo Neto, you will understand why it is crucial to have an integrated design-build approach that is focused on delivering a top-notch building with enduring value. You will learn how to identify profitable opportunities in the market and the necessary steps to take in order to profit from them.
Adam Milstein founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in 2000, referred to as the MFF. Milstein’s vision for the MFF is to strengthen the State of Israel and instill in its people’s minds their story of homeland, triumph and heritage. The Foundation also supports and nourishes ties between the State of Israel and the United States.
The Milstein Family Foundation focuses on US-based organizations whose activities are in the United States. The Foundation makes donations only to 501(c)(3) organizations.
Adam Milstein has implemented three principles as the foundation’s pillars of strength: Active Philanthropy, Life Path Impact and Philanthropic Synergy.
Adam Milstein believes in being an active philanthropist. He becomes involved with every organization he supports. He helps in tailoring the right program for each organization. He also helps them with the content of the program, the strategy, the marketing, and the funding. He follows through and makes sure it is a success.
In his hands-on approach, Adam Milstein eliminates redundancy while multiplying the organizations’ activities. Because he invests his own money, he can make fast decisions. His involvement goes far beyond just writing checks.
Life Path Impact continuouslyengages people of the State of Israel from young ages in school through adulthood and inspires student leaders to infuse the love of Israel in college campuses across the United States. Life Path Impact builds new community leadership rooted in Jewish heritage to ensure a vibrant and dynamic future and at the same time safeguarding Jewish values.
Philanthropic Synergy connects multiple philanthropic organizationswhose combined efforts result in greater impact and effectiveness than the sum of individual efforts.
Adam Milstein is also a co-founder and Chairman of the Israeli-American Council whose mission is to build a nationwide community of interconnected Jewish people, young and old alike, in the true Jewish spirit. To achieve this end, the IAC has established well-embraced programs such as the IAC Keshet, an enrichment program highlighting the Hebrew Language and Israeli culture for families with children 2 to 8. The IAC Beyachad inspires volunteers to develop and sponsor grassroots events in their local communities.
With the trail of devastation that Hurricane Harvey left in its wake, the city of Houston and the individuals inhabiting it had much to struggle through including the loss of their houses, their pets, family members and even their own lives. Thankfully, in the midst of a time that seemed hopeless to recover from, Dallas energy company Stream Energy stepped in as one of the first businesses to devote its time and effort those affected whether they were customers or not.
By nature, Stream Energy is no stranger to philanthropic endeavors. As an extension of their giving, they created the foundation “Stream Cares” to help those across the state of Texas and around throughout the nation like it has done for over 12 years. Hurricane Harvey has provided an excellent opportunity for businesses in Dallas such as Stream to promote their brand as charitable, philanthropic companies that put forth far more than money to those who are in need.
It is fairly new and different for a business to have a subsidy dedicated solely to philanthropy. Despite the nascence of such a frontier, there are positives to this; the central ones being the feeling of altruism that benefits the community and winning the respect and trust of potential customers and the community as a whole.
As it stands, when a corporation gives back, whether to a charitable organization or a sole individual, it is done so in the public eye with hopes that it downplays a scandal or something equally as damaging that threatens to portray the company in a particular light. It is commonplace for American companies to give back to companies around the world. Stream Energy differentiates itself from other companies engaging in philanthropy by keeping the generosity relegated to the community through collaborations with Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross in addition to employees and management giving back through grassroots work.
By taking care of their employees and community, Stream Energy cements itself as a true champion of giving back in any way humanly possible.
JD.com has caused a huge disturbance in the Chinese shipping industry. Recently, JD.com announced that they will open up their a logistics network to private consumers and businesses. The move announced on Thursday will first be rolled out the cover the regions of Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. For now, the move will only be directed towards organizations and later might move to individual citizens. The way that JD.com allow consumers to order is quite simple, a customer must only request their order through the JD.com app “WeChat”. Alibaba holding’s rival JD.com are already making moves towards including residents.
The move by JD.com is way bigger than simply offering new perks, the move is a shift to monumental conversion to the likes of UPS and or FedEx where all their current warehouses and logistic vehicles will not be used for this purpose. The company is confident, however, that they will be able to reach over 99% of the population with no problem. Similar to JD.com’s move, other giants like Amazon are also moving into the parcel delivery business, however, JD.com still remains with the advantage as they already hold many of their own vehicles to begin shipping immediately.
Although Amazon will only present that service in the United States, JD.com has enough competition in China with number 2 Alibaba Holdings searching for ways to get ahead.Now that both companies are offering the same services, the competitive motives now lead them to fight for who offers the best service. Alibaba Holdings has spent much of its revenue on express overnight delivery, a strategy that they believe will put them on top of JD.com. On the other side, JD.com is putting much of its revenue towards automating its warehouses to a better accommodate the large amounts of orders that will come through their doors, the move will also reduce mistakes and cut processing times which are sure to make their customers very happy.
Matt Badiali has many years’ experience in natural resources, which he uses to advise investors in realizing great profits. The earth sciences graduate from the University Penn State University is an expert in energy, agriculture, and mining. Badiali is a Geologist with a Master of Science degree from Atlantic University, Florida.
Additionally, he holds a PhD from North Carolina University. The learned Badiali has explored mines, owned oil wells, and drilling rigs for many years. He has studied and researched many areas including Singapore, Hong Kong, New Guinea, Iraq, Yukon, and the Mexican Desert. Matt Badiali took his experience to Duke University and North Carolina University where he taught Geology and participated in geological workshops and conferences. In the meetings, Matt shared the podium with prominent oil experts Ross Beaty and T. Boone Pickens. His research and expertise have attracted the attention of Anadarko and Exxon Mobil.
Matt Badiali won a tender in 2004 that boosted his income by five times. The project involved energy, mining, and natural resources. The owner trusted Badiali’s expertise and asked him if he would be available to work with him, and Matt did not hesitate. The investor did not only accept to give Badiali the contract but also offered to share his investment experience with Matt. That is how Badiali got his investment tricks and is now an expert in the field. The geologist visits various natural resources companies across the world to inspect operations. The process involves checking if the companies apply their written procedures on the ground when doing their tasks. He analyzes site field maps and samples resources like oil and gold.
Matt Badiali keeps himself updated with the modern investment trend, discoveries, and technologies by visiting investors, mining companies and precious metal experts and Chief Executive Officers of mining and oil companies. Mark Badiali is an investment and research advisor and offers these services through publications. He shares through Real Wealth Strategist, which provides natural resources information to subscribers. Frontline Profits is another investment advisory newsletter available in Banyan Hill Publishing. Badiali’s research and investment in natural resources have made him achieve great success.