• 21May

    Based in Portland Oregon, Nitin Khanna helps arrange acquisitions and mergers of companies as the Chief Executive Officer of Mergertech. Before founding Mergertech, he had founded one of the biggest companies in the United States that provided solutions for state governments, Saber Corp. The growth that this company experienced before Nitin Khanna made the decision to sell was recognized multiple times in 2006 and 2007. This high level of growth was able to attract the attention of investors which eventually allowed him to sell the company for significantly more than it had previously been valued at. At 17 years old, he moved to the United States. He earned his education in Portland at Purdue University where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s in Engineering.

    Nitin Khanna has embraced the entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, philanthropy, and creativity throughout his career which is what has helped him make it in the world of business. During his childhood in India, he spent a lot of time in boarding schools. He grew up in a family of entrepreneurs and had their values instilled in him from a young age. He has always had an interest in technology and was even working on a Ph.D. in robotics before making the decision to stop his education and start his career. When his brother moved to the United States in 1999, they made the decision to start their own business together which led to the founding of Saber Corp.

    When working with a company, Nitin Khanna works to help them build a strong strategy for their business that allows for growth. He insists that one of the most important things that you can do for a company is to make sure that you have the right people on your team. He is still working with his brother today at Mergertech and the 2 have managed to form a great team. While Nitin Khanna focuses on making sales at the company, his brother is much more operational minded and able to handle those parts of the company. While Nitin Khanna has managed to get better at this part of business, he still enjoys focusing on people and growth.

    Connect with Khanna here https://twitter.com/n_khanna?lang=en

  • 09May

    Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has reached a specific point in his career because of self-reliance and because of collaboration. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum had to spend some quality time with his patients, with his fellow peers, and with other people within the larger healthcare ecosystem to get to where he was today.

    It Starts With Desire and Passion

    Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum knew that he was interested in the healthcare field. He had an interest and a desire to get to a better place in life and to do that by taking care of others. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum could have entered into the business sector or other sectors and pursued profits over care but instead, he chose people and service. It is from this specific point, this focus and passion, that Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum was able to travel down a road and get to a specific point in his destination.

    Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum looked at the larger picture, chose to hone in on a specific path and he has found success by overcoming obstacles.

    Collaboration is Key in Career Development

    He knew that he could have tried to do everything by himself but he realized that he needed to work with others to understand, learn, and become better. If he were to operate by himself he would only be able to tap into his own consciousness, he wouldn’t be able to be in a space with others that are on a similar journey, picking up their skills, knowledge, and wisdom as well.

    He knew that there would be a variety of tasks within the work environment that he would have to take care of and that he would need to strategize to do them well. He could have tried to do them by himself but he realized that this would take a significant portion of his time. Instead, he realized that reaching out to others who have already been there and done that would help him to save time and be effective.

    Connect with Dr. Ira here https://twitter.com/doctor_ik?lang=en

  • 21Dec

    Guilherme Paulus was recently honored with the Entrepreneur of the Year award. He has also been working to get CVC recognized as the largest tour operator in Latin America.

    Paulus is the co-founder of CVC Brasil and partnered up with Carlos Vicente Cerchiari in 1972 to form the company. He had been working with IBM before that as an intern and has become a formidable businessman since. He has always been known for his ability to connect with his customers and employees, and it has been his business savvy that has made CVC what it is today.

    Guilherme Paulus was born in São Paulo, and this is the city where he began his first business. CVC is now bringing in $5.2 billion a year, and some of this goes to the Carlyle Group, which bought a piece of the company in 2009. Paulus is looking ahead to the future of his company and is working, now, to build 100 new locations every year. As of now, there are many stores existing inside of malls in Brazil, and Paulus has been focusing on a new collaboration with the Omni Channel to build a stronger online presence.

    Guilherme Paulus has always found a way to emphasize the importance of social accountability in his business. His company took part in the PIET project, which offers educational opportunities to young people who hope to make a career in the industry of tourism. He has also worked to support the Dr. Klaide Care and Education Institution for the last 10 years and is a sponsor of the National Project of Professional Initiation in Tourism.

    Guilherme Paulus has created many different partnerships, over the years, and has built connections with airlines and other hotels. He has been the recipient of many different awards and is known for creating many new jobs for locals in need of work. He earned the “Personality of the Year” award and was also presented with the “Revolutionary Consumer Relations” award from the magazine Viagem e Turismo. Paulus is also a member of the National Tourism Council and has been honored with many other awards during his lifetime.

  • 03Mar

    The internet has grown into a vital tool for daily use and its application has gone beyond communication. It powers the development of different products and systems and is one of the most reliable ways to build systems of data storage. More interesting is the recent development of internet of things, which is now allowing humans to control many things in their environment more effectively.

    Jason Hope explored this interesting invention and posted information about the position internet of things has taken to making life more interesting.

    Follow Jason Hope on Crunchbase

    He sees this as one of the finest inventions and the best way to explore technology. Internet of things will shape the future in a number of ways including paving way for the development of better security systems. Things like kitchen appliances can now be monitored and controlled using the new developments in internet of things. Internet of things allows the connection of various devices and components located in different places within an environment. Heating and ventilation systems in homes can also be configured to accept the new technology and allow the homeowner to modify the heating conditions through a mobile device remotely.

    Jason Hope and Philanthropy
    Giving back to the community are ideals that Jason Hope pursues with great passion. He lives by the belief that to prosper those who are successful should support the needy to help them also explore their potential and capabilities. Jason Hope contributes to various philanthropic foundations, which support the development of facilities and features to help the needy in different places.

    Technology and entrepreneurship
    Another important area Jason Hope has been pursuing diligently is offering support to young entrepreneurs. He works with entrepreneurs who are not able to pursue their ideas due to lack of the funds required or other vital resources. He runs a program that allows entrepreneurs to submit ideas then the best are picked and given support.

  • 24Sep

    If you are in the world of beauty, you probably already know about a woman named Doe Deere. She is easily recognized by her brand name Lime Crime. It’s full of bold, cool, really cool colors. These colors are for those who really want to take a chance.

    You might already be familiar with her line. What you may know about is Doe Deere on galoremag, the person. Recently, she say down for an interview. I found this online. I thought that some of you would be interested in what she had to say.

    This interview I feel gives more of an insight to her, as a person. It also gives more of an insight to why she started the line in the first place.


    Well, most of you know that I started a DIY line a few years back. Well, I just wanted to take the line and expand on it. I wanted to include bold colors, colors that weren’t around when I was just starting out.

    When I was just starting out, I had to back due with what I had. Whatever bold colors I had at the time, I just had to work with them. There aren’t too many bold colors out anymore. Too many are afraid to take a chance. I am speaking for these people.

    I want to bring the “fun” back into makeup and beauty. Too many are satisfied with “playing it safe.” I’m not like that. I’m not interested in playing it safe. My Lime Crime line speaks to this point of view.


    It would have to be the liquid-to-matte lipstick. This stuff stays on. It will not crumble. When talking to some of my clients, I realized this was a common complaint. Many clients disliked the fact that they had to re-apply every couple of hours. With my lipstick, you don’t have this problem.

    Our lipsticks are vegan-free. This is a major accomplishment for the beauty industry. To have a makeup line that is completely animal-free is a major step forward. Lime Crime is one of the only products, so far, that has this accomplishment.

    Leaping Bunny is hard certifier to go through. This stamp of approval is big.


    I would have to say Kimberly Gordon, without a doubt. She is the main person behind Wildfox. She started out about the same time I did. She has the same whimsy and passion I do. She translates that to her clothing line. She wants her line to be vintage, yet comfortable too. We both share this motto. Kimberly and I have been through lots of the same pressures; not to mention, highs and lows. We understand each other. There is a bond there. Unless you started out with us, you can never understand. She gets it.

    You can read the full interview here at: http://thestoryexchange.org/doe-deere/

  • 16Sep

    Earlier this year, Organo Gold, announced that it was going to open a branch in Turkey. The news which first appeared in an article by the PR Newswire has not come as a surprise to many. The company, which has its headquarters in Vancouver, would not need to do much marketing of their product because it is said that the first coffee establishment in Turkey was opened over five centuries ago.

    The CEO has also pointed out the fact that Turkey is strategically positioned at the “centre” and could act as a hub for the company. Since most of the products that Organo Gold offers are beverages (especially coffee), this could mean huge growth for the company. The company’s Gourmet and Espresso lines will be on offer in the country. Paul Jarvis, who is the Regional VP of Europe, Africa and CIS, would fill the position of Manager of Operations Turkey. In this era and age, as people are seeking to eat healthy, it is obvious that the company will have a smooth process getting customers
    In late February, Organo Gold won two people’s choice awards at the Dangal ng Bayan Awards and the CEO was recognized as an Outstanding Global Entrepreneur for his work at the helm of the company. So who really is the man behind the blistering success and growth that the company has experienced?

    Bernardo T. Chua is the founder and CEO of Organo Gold and is from the Philippines. He has created a name for himself in the multi-level marketing sector after working in the field for a number of years and having producing exceptional results. He started out at Gano Excel as an executive working in his home country and under his management, the company expanded into three different countries. After the company had entered the U.S, he became President of the U.S division. Gano Excel was involved in marketing products that had ganoderma, a herb that is also contained in Organo Gold products.

    Though the company was started just seven years ago, Bernado has turned it into a worldwide success (39 countries) making millions in revenue per year.

  • 14Sep

    Are you looking for a lawyer that specializes in Intellectual Property Law? Wondering how to go about choosing a good lawyer to handle your case for you? Intellectual Property Law practitioners provide legal services for filing trademark and patent applications, as well as other related matters. Registering a patent or trademark can be complex, expensive and in some cases take many years. That’s why it’s always advisable to hire the services of a qualified Intellectual Property Lawyer or law firm.

    Every day many people go online searching for lawyers that specialize in the area of law they need help with. If you are facing a case or need help with an issue that involves Intellectual Property Law, it’s imperative that you choose the right lawyer. Not all lawyers provide advice or service in this area. You need to contact an Intellectual Property Law practitioner for assistance. A good lawyer has a thorugh knowledge of laws affecting Intellectual Property and can help you to secure protection of your intellectual property rights.

    There are many lawyers that assist clients in developing their patent strategy, registering their trademark or copyright, and maximizing patent based revenue. Most of these lawyers represent their clients in a full range of intellectual property litigation matters including copyright, patent, trade secret, trademark, and unfair competition cases. They can also represent clients in matters involving cybersquatting as well as domain name disputes. These lawyers assess the client’s business and then develop a litigation strategy that is suitable for the client’s business objectives.

    It is also extremely important to consider lawyer’s experience in the field. There are many advantages to choosing an experienced lawyer, and one who has great expertise in the type of legal issue you are dealing with. An experienced lawyer has worked with a large number of clients and handled a wide variety of cases throughout the years. An experienced lawyer has the knowledge to handle both simple and complex cases and can do so successfully. When you work with an experienced lawyer you are working with someone who has gained extensive insight into the legal process and the correct ways in which such issue can be resolved effectively.

    It is advisable to hire a law firm or lawyer that represents your interests in a timely and professional manner. Reputable lawyers handle every aspect of their client’s legal matter and fully dedicates to developing the best legal strategy to counsel, advise and represent the client’s interests. Reliable lawyers believe in excellence, integrity and honesty. And they know that they succeed by helping their clients succeed.

    Frans Schoeman is a successful lawyer from South Africa. As director at Phatsima Diamond, a law firm in Bellville, South Africa, Frans Schoeman has helped build the law firm into one of the most prominent law firms in the area.

  • 11Sep

    When it comes to the most influential people in finance, Ken Griffin’s name comes into mind. Ken griffin was born in 1968, in Daytona Beach Florida. He is the founder of one of the most profitable fund investments named Citadel. Today, citadel is celebrated as one of the most popular investment management firms in the world. As of march 2015, Citadel is believed to have accumulated investment capital of $ 25 billion. As such, Griffins earns the credit of being among the highest paid fund managers according to Forbes top 400. Looking back, Griffins started gaining interest in fund investment back in his freshman year at the Harvard University. After reading an article in the Forbes magazine, Griffin decided to venture into funds. As any other young aspiring business person, Griffin sourced his capital from family and friends. Armed with about $ 265,000, griffin arranged for installation of a satellite link into his dormitory room. He also purchased a fax machine, a telephone and a personal computer. From there, he was in a position to track real-time market data.

    By the time Kenneth Griffin was graduating from Harvard University, he had successfully launched two funds. The founder of Glenwood LLC provided Mr. Griffin with$ 1 million of investment monies. Griffin’s zealous attitude paid off as he exceeded frank Meyer expectations. In 1990, Griffin decided to start his own investment company and founded Citadel. As stated earlier, citadel is a diverse financial institution. The citadel group comprises of Citadel asset manager, Citadel Securities, and Citadel technologies. Presently, Griffin prides in the fact that he has over 1200 employees on board. The firm manages $ 24billion in assets. Griffin owes his success to the application of a combination of advanced computer codes. He cracks complicated financial logarithms and he is also secretive! It is normal for any business to face setbacks from time to time. However, Griffin has been able to beat financial constraints and still remains at the top of his game.

    Apart from business, griffin is actively involved in other courses in the community. For instance, educational courses that foster the interest of the community capture Griffin’s interest. He is one of the boards of directors in Chicago public fund. He proudly supports his Alma matter in Harvard University. His contributions towards making a change in the society have greatly impacted the society. Mr. Griffins contributes personally as well as part of Citadel. Lurie children’s hospital and the art institute in Chicago are one of the beneficiaries of Griffin and Citadel. Harvard University has also received a total of $150MM in financial aid, the largest the institution has ever received. Griffin is also part of many business organizations including the economic club of Chicago. He is also an ardent supporter of Chicago Civic Community and other cultural institutions around Chicago.



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