Flavio Maluf Curating Trends For Tomorrow

Flavio Maluf, son of Paulo Maluf, a well-known Brazilian politician; was born on December 2nd, 1961. He received two degrees; mechanical engineering from FAAP and business administration from New York University. Using his degrees, he has become a renowned entrepreneur, leader, and the CEO and President of the Eucatex Group and the GrandFood Group. The Eucatex Group is a family-owned business that specializes in environmentally friendly laminated and vinyl floors, skirting boards, partitions, paints, doors, panels, furniture, and toys. Every item is made from eucalyptus wood fibers; which are only found in Brazil. These items are exported to the U.S.A, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, and other countries worldwide. Eucatex was started by Flavio’s great-grandfather who owned the largest sawmills in Latin America. Find out more about Flavio at barbacenaonline.com

With all this success Maluf likes to educate future and aspiring entrepreneurs. Flavio advises against the concept of working hard instead he believes it is better to work smart. According to Flavio Maluf, anticipating trends is vital to an entrepreneur. For an example, The Eucatex Group was the first company to offer environmentally friendly and certified products to Home Depot chains. This is well before the concept “Go Green” became popular. Since Flavio Maluf became President and CEO the Eucatex Group has increased the number of branches in other countries. Some of the company’s biggest accomplishments is that its products were used in the building of the World Cup stadium the Summer Olympics in Rio.

In July of 2018, the figures of exports in Brazil has shown a decrease. Flavio states that the first six months of 2018 has resulted in a shipment of 46.27 million tons of grain and $18.43 billion revenue. If you compare these numbers to the first six months of 2017; there has been a 5.2% quantity increase and an average price increase of 5.1%.

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Robert Ivy On The Role Of Professional Societies In Architecture

When it comes to breaking into any professional field there is going to be a bottleneck right at the beginning. Numerous potential professionals all trying to break into their chosen field have to transition from education to on-the-job experience often without the benefit of a breather. There is no doubt that this transition can be troublesome for even the best of potential professionals. With all of that being said, Robert Ivy of the American Institute of Architects believes that he has a solution and it comes by way of the role of professional societies.

Professional societies like the American Institute of Architects work to establish relationships and important business practices early on in the careers of potential workers. The role of the professional society is not that different than the numerous trade organizations that currently exist throughout the country. The difference between a professional society and a trade organization is small but definitely important. While trade organizations chase after companies, professional societies are more interested in individual employees. With all of this information being laid out, what are the primary benefits of a professional society? Learn more about Robert Ivy at zdnet.com.

According to Robert Ivy, a professional society can go a long way toward helping future architects establish the business practices, important networking connections, and industry experience that they need in order to find success in their field. Being that the world of architecture is incredibly small, every advantage that potential architects can find would be an advantage that they would do well to chase after.

Within the American Institute of Architects, future architects can meet and work with leaders in their field. While this is not a formal internship, these professional societies can help to put newcomers into the same room with industry veterans so that their information can flow and both parties can benefit as a result. Additionally, professional societies often have all of the necessary information and data compiled in order to help members get the most advanced knowledge relevant to their profession as possible, according to Robert Ivy.

Finally, Robert Ivy believes that societies like the American Institute of Architects can help to bring about change in the industry in a positive and momentous way. Ivy wouldn’t be alone in his belief that architecture can be a boon to the economy and the day-to-day lives of local community members and he believes that professional societies can help find support for their work. In fact, professional societies like the AIA will often work hard to form a cohesive message aimed at politicians in order to find tax breaks or other regulatory benefits.

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The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award Raises Robert Ivy’s Stature In The Architectural Sector

On June 2nd, Robert Ivy received a Noel Polk Award that marked the highlight of his career in 2018. The architect is the first from his profession to earn the honor from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) which is given to artists from Mississippi who have excellent creative works or display immense support for creativity. He received the award together with Andrew Young who is a stained-glass designer at the Pearl River Glass Studio. Robert joins the ranks of previous celebrated honorees like famous actor Morgan Freeman, singer Leontyne price and author Eudora Welty.

Robert Ivy has displayed great passion and devotion to his work in the course of his career. As AIA’s executive vice president, he has stretched the organization’s influence globally and led it to attain its highest membership levels. Before he started working at AIA, Robert was a senior editor for the Architectural Record at McGraw Hill. He successfully led the firm’s growth in the Middle East and China where he debuted a Mandarin copy of the Architectural Record. He also steered the Magazine to become the most disseminated architectural magazine in the world. Under his guidance, the architectural Record won many awards including the National Magazine Award for Excellence.

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Robert Ivy is the author of Fay Jones biography. It is in its third edition, and it demonstrates the works of an American architect who was a supporter of Rank Wright. Robert has received many accolades for his works during his career. He was recognized as a Master Architect by the Alpha Rio Chi national fraternity of architects in 2010. He was also distinguished with a Dean’s Medal by the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.

Nancy LaForge and Carl Elefante are among the notable personalities that applauded Robert Ivy for his accomplishment. Nancy who is the president of MIAL pointed out in a press release that Robert deserved to be acknowledged for his initiatives as a writer and speaker to bring architecture closer to the public. Carl Elefante also congratulated the Tulane University alumnus for his excellent work in representing the architectural community well.

Sahm Adrangi Negative Reports Review

It has been known as a fundamentally-oriented investment organization manager which has its aim at investments that have long-term value. It is none other than Kerrisdale Capital Management, LLC which is an active member of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. It is headed and managed by Sahm Adrangi. He also happens to be the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of the same investment manager.

Mr. Sahm Adrangi founded Kerrisdale in 2009 and has taken the firm from one development to another and has been involved in various aspects of the firm. The private investment manager has been involved in publishing several negative reports expressing its short positions in certain market situations. Recently, it explained its thought on NASDAQ: the QNST stock of an internet marketing company called QuinStreet Inc. which has risen four times than it was. This has blinded the eyes of the investors who now think that the company is on the right track. Nevertheless, according to Sahm Adrangi of Kerrisdale, the sustainability of QuinStreet is from some fake web traffic. As the client clicks and fills their form, QuinStreet’s revenue increases at the expense of an innocent client.

Kerrisdale also expressed their short position in the stock NYSE:KODK which belongs to Eastman Kodak Company which is basically involved in imaging and printing. After an announcement that the company will have a platform in the blockchain technology, their stock has risen with 187%. Nevertheless, Sahm Adrangi argues that this is just an ICO craze chase which is meant to cover up the poor fundamentals and capital structures of Kodak Company but it will fail terribly.

Sahm Adrangi has also some negative report on the stock NASDAQ: PTI which belongs to Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc. The company is a biopharmaceutical that is involved in development stages of drugs that treat cystic fibrosis and currently testing PTI-428 drug. After being granted Breakthrough Therapy and Orphan Drug of PTI-428 by FDA, its stock rose by almost 100%. However, Kerrisdale argues that the drug is ineffective and Proteostasis Therapeutics is not disclosing all the information to the public about the PTI-428 drug.

Mr. Sahm Adrangi has dealt with financial matters in his prior jobs like in Deutsche Bank, Longacre Fund Management, and Chanin Capital Partners. He studied at Yale University for BA.

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Hedge Fund Entrepreneur Shervin Pishevar Is Using Twitter To Shake Things Up

The people who know Shervin Pishevar know he is an American, but they also know his family comes from Iran. Mr. Pishevar has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to tech innovations. In 2015, he was one of Obama’s pick to sit on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. In 2016, he was an Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient. And he was a state department ambassador. But Shervin Pishevar is not a seasoned politician. He is a high-profile investor and entrepreneur who knows how to make money and contribute to the economic health of the nation.

Pishevar hasn’t been as vocal as he was a few years ago, but all that changed when he went on a Twitter rant that kept his Twitter followers entertained for 21-hours recently. Mr. Pishevar didn’t rant about one particular issue. He let loose. His twitting thumbs gave everyone a dose of Shervin Pishevar’s thoughts about the economy, bitcoins, the stock market, Silicon Valley and China.

According to one Shervin Pishevar tweet, the value of one bitcoin will drop in 2018. Shervin thinks the value of a bitcoin should be in the $2,000 to $5,000 range going forward. He also told his followers that the stock market is ripe for an adjustment. A 6,000-point adjustment. And he let everyone know that China’s infrastructure initiative is going to give China the economic advantage it needs to be the most powerful country in the world in the next couple of years.

But Shervin Pishevar also didn’t hold back when his tweet about Silicon Valley hit cyberspace. He thinks Silicon Valley will be less relevant on the world’s tech innovation stage in the future. And he took a tweet-like swing at Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, and Alphabet when his tweet put them in the monopoly category. Shervin believes those companies have as much political and social power as some nations.

No one is sure why Pishevar decided to go on a Twitter rant now. But there is speculation that he wants to show the world he has what it takes to make economic and political predictions that come true.

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Robert A. Ivy – Master Architect, Author, Editor, E. V. P., CEO

Mr. Robert A. Ivy attended Tulane University from 1973 through 1976, attaining a Master of Architecture degree. He also holds a BA, Cum Laud, in English and minored in French, at the University of The South: Sewanee, from 1965 thru 1969. Mr. Ivy was with McGraw-Hill from 1996 through 2011, working in construction and construction design publications such as Engineering News Record, Architectural Record, Constructor, HQ, and other publications, plus kept up with 17 websites.

With all this on his to-do list, Mr. Ivy still had time be at the helm of the architectural journal, Architectural Record, as Editor in Chief. From there he became the Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in February of 2011.

Robert Ivy, after accepting the leadership of American Institute of Architects, began two probes into the persona of architects’ function in society and into what the future holds for architecture and architects. Robert Ivy dedicated AIA to a ten-year campaign to enable designs to become an accelerator, to help better public health with grants, residential planning, and digital programs. Mr. Ivy made these commitments at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting in 2012.

Mr. Ivy also became a noted spokesman for important architectural issues, including modernizing AIA in order to gain support for architecture’s future. Architectural Record has won many awards while under Robert Ivy’s leadership. Among them are 26 Jessie H. Neal Awards given for magazine journalism. The American Society of Magazine also presented Architectural Record with the National Magazine Award for General Excellence, bestowed by The American Society of Magazine Editors.

Robert Ivy was granted the G. D. Crain Award, in recognition of his years of editorial contributions in the business sector, in 2009. Mr. Ivy was named “Master Architect” by Alpha Rho Chi, a national architect fraternity, in 2010, for his conveying of the importance of design in the fraternity and to the world in general. Robert Ivy has been a U. S. Commissioner with the Venice Architecture Biennial three times. He is also a member of International Circle of Architecture Critics.

Robert Ivy is also a published book author, including “Fay Jones Jones: Architect”, which was recognized for “highest standards” of scholarship, design, and production.”

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Sheldon Lavin on Growing Osi Industries

Sheldon Lavin is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Osi International Foods Limited. In 1990, Lavin helped finance Otto and Sons that later changed to Osi Industries and since then, Osi Industries has grown to become a very successful mat processing enterprise. Sheldon manages the day to day operations of the company with the management team at the location of each branch and at 81 years, he has no signs of slowing down.

Sheldon Lavin entered the meat processing industry over 43 years ago after he had a very successful career as an investor, banking executive and he even had his own financial consulting firm. Sheldon has an educational background in Accounting and Finance and also worked in a financial institution.

Sheldon Lavin also received the Global Visionary Award on February 2016. Mr Lavin received this award because of his vision and leadership efforts in rapidly growing Osi Industries from a small processing facility to the large international company that it is today. He is truly a great inspiration to the younger generation giving them a good example of what it means to serve and to lead.

Since Mr Sheldon joined the company, it has been awarded very many awards since he became the CEO. These awards are inclusive of health management, quality assurance, safety risks and environmental management. Osi Industries received the Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council for its environment risk management strategies. This award is the most prestigious award to be given to companies. They also received the environmental award on November 25th 2016.