Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Education, Intelligence, and Pride of Louis Chenevert

There is no doubt that companies that use modern technology to their advantage can grasp success. It requires taking risks and trying to outsmart their competitors. But without a leader who accept the possibilities of risks, nothing can happen. Investing in technology proved Louis Chenevert right, and his former company, UTC, is now reaping the fruits of success. The company spends time and resources researching, developing, and manufacturing high-technology products for different areas. One of these areas is aircraft engines.

Personal Touch in Leadership

Leading from the office chair is not Louis Chenevert’s style. He knows the ins and out of his industry. He knows that his responsibility, regardless of where he’s working, is first to his employees, then his business, and only afterward himself. It is a question about professional pride as much as it is about being better than the competition.

United Technologies is a well-known company. They are aware that new technology is what propelled them forward and they are not backing away from this challenge. As a leader, Louis Chenevert created a good working relationship with the suppliers and clients to establish a supply and demand circle and grow the revenue.

United Technologies invests in education as well. They understand that smart employees are the future. If they want a degree, the company helps them achieve it debt free. It is clear that they are the driving force and the most critical component for success. It is a win-win situation.
Canada’s Best at Work

Louis Chenevert was born in Quebec and still lives in Canada. His university education is in production management and commerce. He went to Business School of the University of Montreal before starting his career. Chenevert began working for UTC in 2006. A combination of education, dedication, and analytical mind allowed Chenevert to get as far as he did and take his company to the next level.

An aviation trade magazine named him the Person of the Year in 2011, and he has also received a title of honorary doctorate awarded by the HEC Montreal.

He is clearly passionate about everything he touches and he is interested in technology. It made him a better CEO and now he enjoys his life even more after his successor is filling the post of CEO of United Technologies Corporation.

What Was Hard To Start Had A Sweet Ending: Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen is run on five principles: win win win, sustainability, keeping it real, sweetness, and impact. The company managers believe that the company, the managers, and the community should win in all the company decisions.

Consequently, all decisions consider the three stakeholders as opposed to considering only the management. The ethical value of accountability, reliability, and dependability are well-thought-out in the corporate decisions.

Sweetgreen also strives for sustainability whereby the management strives to make all that is done today outlive the current team. All employees are asked to be mindful of the future in all that they do in the short-term.

The company also keeps it real by being authentic in its production as well as conduct. The employees are asked to employ the corporate culture in all their dealings. The above gives the customers a different kind of experience anytime they are at the Sweetgreen.

Moreover, the company makes authentic recipes other than borrowing from the menus of their competitors. The management and catering staff are also allowed to be innovative in their routines to remain competitive.

Sweetgreen also seeks to be sweet in all that is done within the company. Employees are asked to be sweet and kind to their customers, as this makes them return customers. Moreover, the managers understand that a satisfied customer sends forth word of mouth to other prospective customers.

Impact is also a core value, whereby everything done in Sweetgreen is done to affect the customer and the society positively. Nathaniel believes that the corporate decisions should outlive him and be passed to other generations.

How Sweetgreen Started

It was not easy for the three Sweetgreen co-founders Nathaniel Jonathan and Nicholas when they started the company. They had no finances, location, workers, or experience, and they were just fresh college grandaunts.

When they began, the landlord of the tavern where they ran their first branch refused to pick their calls for three months. She also hung up on them anytime she realized it was them using a different contact to call her.

However, eventually, she agreed to meet them and listen to their proposal. She loved it and asked them to look for investors who would fund the venture. She also asked them to look for an architect who would help them improve the structure into a resultant.

Finally, she demanded for a more comprehensive business plan which the three friends developed within 3 months. That marked the beginning the venture.

Daniel Mark Harrison and Monkey Capital: the Evolution of ICO & Bitcoin Marketing

Daniel Mark Harrison graduated from NYU with a master’s degree in Business Journalism and an MBA from BI Norwegian Business School. He is an entrepreneur, CEO of his family finance office DMH&CO, and notably the founder and managing partner of the capital firm Monkey Capital. Monkey Capital is an investment bank for digital and blockchain assets that was created in March of last year. Harrison published a novel in 2015 called Millennial Reincarnations. Daniel Mark Harrison is recurrent guest speaker on different esteemed business channel news such as Reuters, CNN, and Bloomberg. He also published articles for Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and is the editor in chief of CoinSpeaker.

DMH&Co, created to grow and manage Harrison’s personal and familial investments, has active office operations in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok. Harrison is the first to develop the concept of Factory Banking. Factory Banking is a value configuration form that is based on the 1999 investigation by Fjelstad and Stabell of Michael Porter’s value sequence model. It is used for businesses and transactions in the financial system of IoT / Internet of Things like bitcoin. In recent ventures, Harrison has been working on a Bipolar Market Economy Equilibrium. It is a market pricing model which defies the legitimacy of other Free Market pricing structures.

Monkey Capital made history when they became the first ICO to achieve selling options to potential investors. These options are called COEVAL and are tradable on DEX / Waves Decentralized Exchange. COEVAL were distributed as tokens to various friends and family members by the management team. It lets stock holders to buy Monkey / MNY coins that are presented at the auction at a reduced rate. Harrison talked to hundreds of investors about premiums at Monkey Capital’s Slack and explained the practicality and value of tokens. It caused the volume of COEVAL contracts, that were approximately at 15 BTC on Waves DEX, to increase. Financial analysts compared the quantity to a third of Bancor’s total volume on Bittrex as well as 60 times the amount to Chrono’s quantity on the same exchange.

Chris Waltzek, a radio host for Goldseek, commented while interviewing Daniel Mark Harrison, “If I have to give Monkey Capital a rating, I give it 6 out of 5 stars. I haven’t seen a product like this in 12 or more years. It’s something from the future.” Waltzek also mentioned his outlook on Monkey Capital’s breakthrough with crowdfunding campaigns to CoinSpeaker, “It’s a game changer on so many levels. Just read the company’s White Paper and find out how incredible their ideas are.” Senior writer for Huffington Post Azeem Khan wrote in article, “Chat rooms already have the offering pegged to raise a billion dollars or more, becoming the first ever 10-digit sum raised in a crowdfunding campaign.” Khan gave Monkey Captial’s ICO the nickname “billion dollar baboon” in the same article. Harrison revealed in an in-depth scoop with CoinSpeaker, “We are experimenting here. What’s important is that we focus on the MNY ICO coming up and don’t get caught up in speculative pricing events. But certainly, to make history by creating the first ever Crowdfunding Option. That’s pretty satisfying. You can’t help but pat yourself on the back a little bit. After all, what is that if nothing other than innovation itself?”

Monkey Capital launched the ICO on July 15th when buyers had a chance to pledge for MNY / Monkey.