Many world-renowned entrepreneurs begin their careers in either finance or banking. Mike Baur is no different. His career began in 1991 when he got a job at Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS), one of the biggest banks in the country. Since his first day, everyone expected him to propel up the corporate ladder.
For a time, he did. He had a natural gift for banking, earning him an entry into the business like no one before him. Many people charted his potential career path, leading all the way up to the top. Yet, Baur had career ideas of his own.
Not many people could do what Baur would eventually do. For over a decade, he worked with UBS, becoming one of the most talented banks to ever work there. He even advised many of the bank’s wealthiest clients. But in 2008, Baur decided it was time to leave.
He left UBS for a job at Clariden Leu, another popular bank in Zurich. Again, his bosses expected him to climb the corporate and become the man they wanted. Despite six years of splendid success at Clariden, Baur still wanted something more. In 2014, he became completely disenchanted with banking and left the company.
He became fed up with dealing with all the red tape that bankers dealt with on a daily basis. He wanted to start helping tech entrepreneurs, which is something that he’d wanted for a long time. After leaving Clariden, he connected with a like-minded man named Max Meister.
Together, they co-founded Swiss Startup Factory. SSUF is an incubator program company that offers all sorts of services to young tech entrepreneurs with potentially great ideas. The more Meister and Baur believe in the project, the more free services they’re willing to offer.
While start-ups require much of his focus, he worked in banking for over 20 years; it’s a hard business to quit. While leading SSUF, he also founded Think Reloaded. Think Reloaded is his way of staying in the banking business without dealing with all the stress and red tape he came to hate.
Eventually, his companies began working together, earning him the title of CTI Invest’s Deputy Managing Director. Together, the two companies added to the already numerous services offered by SSUF. Currently, both Max Meister and Mike Baur work closely with BV4 leadership.
The Aloha Construction Company is a well-known construction company that offers its services to the residents of the state of Illinois and some of its outskirts. The main services offered by this construction company are unlike what one would expect when referring to the term construction company. This company’s construction services fall within the context of house maintenance against harsh weather conditions. That goes for maintenance prior to, during and after such weather hits.
The Company’s Offered Services
The Aloha Construction Company offers a wide range of house roofing and siding services which are meant to enable the houses withstand harsh and violent climatic conditions. Some of these services include; stucco installation, window installation, cedar siding, door installation, insulation installation, gutter installation, roof cleaning, roof waterproofing, siding repair, soffit installation and siding installation. That compilation entails the general services offered by the Aloha Construction experts. However, due to their dedication in the deliverance of quality work they have been able to expand their domain of service provision with respect to interior and exterior construction.
Aloha’s Work Quality
The Aloha Construction group is focused on making the life of the residents within its territory easier. Being that they are a construction firm the only way to achieve this is through delivering quality work. They have resultantly shown evidence of their work quality through their growth. One of the evidences of this growth involves their completion of seven thousand construction projects in 2013 which has increased to up to twenty thousand by 2015. Another evidence of their growth is their increased coverage in their area of operation. Aloha offers a ten year craftsmanship warranty to ensure total customer satisfaction of the services they offer.
Conclusively, the Aloha Construction Company is a company that found a niche in the construction business. A niche which they used to make life comfortable for the residents of Illinois and Southern Wisconsin and in the process makes good business. And the quality of their work has enabled them achieve both of those endeavors.
Tony Petrello is the impressive CEO of Nabors Industries. While in 2015 his compensation hit a whopping $27,663,602, he started out in the humble beginnings of working class Newark.
Standing out as a math genius, he attended Yale University through scholarships. His freshman college roommate, Lloyd Grove, describes his as “the model for Good Will Hunting,” and while in school, he quickly peaked the interest of acclaimed mathematician, Serge Lang.
Petrello decided to apply his brilliance for math at Harvard Law School. After graduating, he worked in the corporate taxes department of the Manhattan firm, Baker & McKenzie. He soon enthralled one of their top clients, Nabors Industries, who offered him a position. This company is the world’s largest supplier of drilling equipment, who’s high standards and innovation aim to bring the energy industry into a new level of excellence. However Petrello’s distinguishable endeavors do not end there. He also serves on the boards for countless energy companies, as well as for philanthropies. One of which, the Texas Children’s Hospital, holds specific significance to the Petrello family after Tony Petrello and wife Cynthia’s premature daughter, Carena, was born with cerebral palsy. Taking action, Petrello has donated seven million dollars to better neurological research.
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In December 2016, Norman Pattiz announced a new podcast on Chris Jericho’s podcast network that is under Podcast One. Norman noted that the podcast would feature entertaining and enlightening conversations involving renowned researchers challenging all your knowledge on ghosts, angels, ghouls, aliens, demons, miracles, and mysteries. The podcast is hosted by radio hosts Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis. New episodes will be unleashed every Monday on the PodcastOne app, iTunes, and PodcastOne.com
About Norman Pattiz
Norman Pattiz is PodcastOne’s executive chairman and founder. Forbes magazine featured Pattiz in May 2016, to celebrate his money making media. Norm has over 40 years experience dealing with radio syndication. He also founded Westwood One, which through his leadership became the largest provider of entertainment, traffic programming, and sports in America. Westwood One also owned and distributed CBS News, NFL Football, CNN radio, Super Bowl, and many other syndicated talk and music shows. In 2010, he founded Courtside Entertainment Group for the production and distribution of quality programming. In 2012, he launched Podcast One and the company is the leading distributor/producer of audio programming. Currently, Podcast One’s line up of brands and personalities includes Shaquille O’Neal, Adam Carolla, Dan Patrick, Steve Austin, Larry King, and Penn Jillette.
In 2000, President Clinton appointed Pattiz to the Broadcasting Board of Governors; 2 years later he was reappointed by President Bush. The Board is in charge all nonmilitary broadcasting in the U.S. including Radio Free Europe, Voice of America, and Radio Liberty. Pattiz was charged with starting and accepting America’s Arabic language TV and radio service to 22 Middle East countries. He also introduced Farsi language broadcasting to Iran and was able to reach out to an audience of more than 40 million listeners.
In 2009, he got the Library of American Broadcasting prestigious award, the Giants of Broadcasting Award. Apart from this impressive reputation in broadcasting, Norm chairs the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos Security Laboratories. He is also part of the Pacific Council on International Relations.
Norman Discusses His Success Story
Regarding making ideas work, Norman says that implementation is the key. According to Norman, great ideas emerge every day, all he does is assess whether these ideas can be implemented. Regarding the strategy that has made him a success in his business, Norman recommends being the first one in at dawn, and the last one out at dusk. He further advises people to always stay excited, engaged, and busy.