Business

“Inglourious Basterds,” a glorious film produced by Lawrence Bender

Activists, Business, Career History, Entertainment, Writer
“Inglourious Basterds,” a 2009 film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, is among producer Lawrence Bender’s finest films. A frequent collaborator with Tarantino, Bender has produced all but three of Tarantino’s films. “Inglourious Basterds” has all the graphic violence fans have come to expect from Tarantino, but it is hardly misplaced in the setting of France during World War II. The movie ends with the death of Nazi leader Adolph Hitler, an intriguing bit of revisionist history. Brad Pitt puts in a fine performance as Aldo Raine, the leader of the Basterds, a Special Forces crew of Jewish Americans who spread fear through German forces by scalping its enemies. The Basterds hatched a plot to kill Hitler, along with numerous German brass including Hitler associate and propagan

Gregory Aziz Knows What Businesses Need

Business, Business Leader, Canada, CEO, Philantrophy, Railroad, Technology
Since Gregory James Aziz started working in the business world, he knew there were things he could do that would allow him to make things better for himself and for others. He spent a lot of time trying to give people the attention they needed to make things easier on themselves. No matter how hard Gregory Aziz had to work, he helped out the businesses he worked with. He tried to always put things in place for the companies so they didn't need to worry about all the issues going on in the industry. As long as Gregory Aziz knew how to help the businesses, they could thrive.   When Gregory J Aziz started working with banks, he knew he had talent. He spent a lot of time trying to make things better for everyone who was in the industry by allowing people to see all the banking optio...

NSC Will Dominate the Century

Business, Business Leader, Canada, CEO, Philantrophy, Railroad, Technology
Gregory James Aziz was just the kind of chief executive officer that National Steel Car needed to get it out of its slumber and active yet again in the world of railcar manufacturing. National Steel Car was once the most prominent company in both America and Canada when it came to transporting goods by railcar. They were engaged in constant innovation and always pushed the envelope where the railway was concerned. However, over time they lost their way and needed somebody get them back on track. Yes, that was a rail way pun.   In order to get this engine rolling, see another rail way pun, Gregory James Aziz had to implement various pillars of business success. Aziz began by casting a powerful vision that grabbed the heartstrings of the company. He harkened back to National Steel...

National Steel Car Reigns Supreme

Business, Business Leader, Canada, CEO, Philantrophy, Railroad, Technology
The key to accumulating a wealth of funds is to find a passion of yours, unite that with your skills, and then find a way to make a ton of money off of it. Gregory James Aziz had always been good at taking something what was failing and making it a success. This may have been a student in elementary school, it could have been a nonprofit that was seeking to gain prominence, either way, Greg James Aziz found a way to make it work. When he turned his eye to business that is where he made the majority of his money.   National Steel Car had once been the most prominent rail car manufacturer in all of Canada. However, over time, their business began to dwindle as they lost market share due to their lack of creativity. They knew they needed new leadership and so they reached out to Gr...

Thousands Tune In To Shervin Pishevar Tweet Storm

Angel Investor, Business, Business Expert, Business Leader, Businessman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Investing, Investment Research, Investments, Investor, Venture Capitalist
Shervin Pishevar sent out a large number of tweets recently. The tweet storm included a total of 50 tweets, all hopefully numbered, Across a 21 hour period. Shervin Pishevar himself has over 90,000 followers. Additionally, many of the tweets were shared dozens if not hundreds of times. His tweets have since been picked up by a number of business blogs as well due to the information contained in them.   What did the tweets say? The tweets produced by Shervin Pishevar covered everything from the power held by US monopolies to the way the Dow Jones will likely be impacted by the market losing thousands of points in the next several months. While these are just observations from one person, it held a significant amount of content. It is getting a lot of individuals and busi...

The Great White North Falls

Business, Business Leader, Canada, CEO, Philantrophy, Railroad, Technology
Gregory James Aziz is widely acknowledged as the man who fully turned around National Steel Car. This Canadian company owes its 100 year existence to the wise practices of this great man.   Everyone who knew Greg James Aziz knew that he was a business prodigy. Beginning at his time at Western University, professors noticed that he was a sponge for business lessons. He just seemed to have a knack for how business operated and he use that to his advantage. He excelled at the case studies provided and each one of them knew that one day he would be a chief executive officer.   Gregory James Aziz would prove their ideas about him true when he sat down in the executive office of National Steel Car. Operating as their CEO, he completely turned the company around. ...

Shervin Pishevar Tweets for 21 Hours

Angel Investor, Business, Business Leader, CEO, Entrepreneur, Investment Research, Investments, Investor, Venture Capitalist
Social media is a great tool for people to share their ideas. Some people use social media when running a business. Other people simply want to express their ideas on various subjects.   Shervin Pishevar is a prominent investor who has strong opinions on a variety of issues. He was an early investor in Uber, and he has done a great job managing his wealth. He recently tweeted for 21 hours about numerous economic issues. He made a lot of dire predictions about the United States.   Shervin Pishevar is an Iranian-American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and super angel investor. is the co-founder and former executive chairman of Hyperloop One and a co-founder and managing director of Sherpa Capital. Pishevar also co-founded the Social Gaming Network (SGN) which was spu...

Obsidian Energy Booming

Business, Electricity, Gas, Oil, Power, Technology
The oil and gas industry is booming in Canada. Numerous people are excited about the growth of the sector. With new technology, it is easier than ever to drill for oil and natural gas.   Canada owns one of the largest oil reserves in the world, one of them is the Western Sedimentary Basin. Over the past decade, the amount of oil produced in Canada has doubled. Oil drilling companies have experienced high rates of growth during this time.   The oil drilling industry is challenging to succeed in due to various capital requirements. In many cases, oil companies are highly leveraged to pay for all of the equipment needed. Obsidian is one of the leading companies in the industry.     Starting Out   The founders of Obsidian Energy wanted to cre...

DAMAC Properties Owner and CEO is Hussain Sajwani

Business, Company
DAMAC Properties is a premier, luxury developer in Dubai. It has released its 2017 activity, and reports that over 2300 additional units were developed by the company for that year. This number brings the companys' total amount of units to over 20,000, since its inception. DAMAC Properties was founded by its CEO and owner, Hussain Sajwani, in 2002.   In 2017, the company realized a 4% gain in sales over the prior year's sales. Gross profits came in at 9% lower than 2016, due in part to several ongoing development projects that were underway in 2017. Booked sales yet to be realized as of year end 2017, are higher than the previous year. The value of booked sales as of year end 2017 are higher as compared to 2016, and are projected to be at AED 7.5 billion versus AED 7 billion, re...

Sahm Adrangi Invests in Activism

Business, Business Leader, CEO, Hedge Fund Investor, Investment Research, Investments, Research Mangement
When it comes to forms of activism, short selling companies typically isn't the first thing to come to mind. Nevertheless, this is exactly what hedge fund investor Sahm Adrangi does to make a difference and turn a considerable profit for his company Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC, a boutique investment firm based out of New York that he himself founded. Sahm Adrangi uses his expertise particularly in mining, biotechnology, and telecommunications to bring attention and consequences to companies that he and his investors see as engaging in bad business practices.   Mr. Adrangi received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University, and worked for Deutsche Bank in the credit and finance sector.   One of the first incidents of activism through investments was sh...