The Custom Companies, Inc CEO Perry Mandera founded the company in 1976. The Custom Companies is a package shipping company based in Chicago and ships packages all over the country. Mandera’s more 40 years of experience began when he was in the Marines. Perry Mandera was in charge transporting troops and supplies. He looked upon his history of serving his Marine comaraderies with fond emotions and knew he wanted be in the business of supplies when he returned to civilian life.
By 1984, Perry Mandera thought about running for public office in his Chicago area. Mr. Mandera ran on the Republican ticket as Ward Committeeman for their 26th ward. Perry Mandera served for a single four-year term. He was the youngest Chicago committeeman
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Perry Mandera is dedicated to children’s charities. In addition to donating money, Mandera also donates clothing, supplies, and transportation services. Mandera has a charitable nature towards his employees and the people in their lives. During holiday time, Perry Mandera has an annual campaign. He asks his employees to highlight some people from their personal lives who need assistance. Mandera’s charitable practices have made him one of the Top 100 American Transportation Exexcutives of the Millennium. Mandera is trying out a Chicago Shark Tank. Anyone who comes up with a good business idea, Mandera will fund the project as long as the owner gives 10 percent of the profits to charity. In fact, Mandera treated some war veterans he met in a restaurant to their dinner.
To be productive, Perry Mandera has lunch with vendors and dinner with either clients or employees. Many employees have been with Mandera’s company for more than 30 years. Mandera believes in teaching employees how to do their work correctly the first time. Workers only spend 25 to 30 percent of their workday fixing other workers’ errors. Mandera is excited with change in technology. If Perry Mandera could go back in time and meet his younger self, he would have some valuable lessons to teach. Mandera would tell his younger self to not be impulsive, listen more, and do less.
Jeff Aronin is a remarkable man who has dramatically improved the lives of those who have unusual medical conditions. A graduate of Northern Illinois University’s Business school who also holds a Masters in Business Administration from DePaul University, Aronin first worked in healthcare, then he became the CEO and Founder of Ovation Pharmaceuticals LLC., a company created in 2000. Mr. Aronin felt that having a company that focused on the needs of people who have rare medical conditions could greatly benefit them.
With a such a company, Aronin channeled his resources toward finding help for those people who suffered without help. By being engaged in this one focus, Aronin set his company apart from others in the biotech and pharmaceutical areas. One person for whom Aronin made a tremendous difference is Desiree Lyons, who suffered from Porphyria, an inherited genetic condition that affects the body’s ability to regulate itself.
When Lyon’s symptoms of Porphyria began at age 18, only a small number of experts knew about this disease. Sometimes she felt fine, but at other times she was in excruciating pain and near death, especially at times of monthly hormone activity. Fortunately, Desiree Lyon found Pahematin, an injectable drug which helped her immensely. But, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration demanded that the laboratories that produced and sold this drug have a complete plant upgrade or future manufacturing would be prohibited, the company decided to stop production. Lyon, who had founded the American Porphyria Foundation (APF) was extremely distraught after learning that only 100 vials in the U.S. Fortunately, Mr. Aronin, and Ovation Pharmaceuticals helped by producing the needed drug. Aronin eventually sold Ovation and founded Paragon Biosciences to invest in biotechnology companies that aid people like Desiree Lyons whose medical needs are not met. Paragon Biosciences has as its aim the identification of unmet medical needs and new advances in science. It then builds companies that will market new medications.
In 2016 the altruistic Mr. Aronin was awarded the Medallion for Entrepreneurship from Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society for his concern and dedication to encouraging researchers to develop medicines that will improve the well-being of those with rare health conditions.
Philanthropists are a dime a dozen in business, but very few businessmen actually go out of their way to perform charitable activities. Lee May, the advisor to Beamridge, isn’t like most philanthropists. In order for a boxing gym to purchase a new mini bus, Lee May took to the streets, participating in a 10k charitable run.
Beamridge is a real estate contractor. They design and build new infrastructure in the UK. Lee May works as an advisor for the company, helping them make wise business decisions and financial decisions.
Lee May have been an important part of the company for many years. When it comes to guiding Beamridge in the right direction, few people are more well-equipped to assist in Beamridge’s real estate ventures. One of the most recent deals made possible by Lee May involved a partnership with a Hong Kong organization worth nearly 400 million. This was a signal to the entire world of infrastructure, telling them that Lee May and Beamridge were beginning to explore international opportunities.
Beamridge is one of the biggest construction companies in all of London. They promise to deliver quality work that doesn’t sacrifice safety and security. As an advisor for the company, Lee May is able to show the world that he has a mind for investments, business, and just generally spotting a good opportunity.
As previously mentioned, Lee May is very active in altruistic goals. One of the things that Lee May enjoys contributing to is the betterment of children. May frequently visits boxing gyms, discussing things with young boxers and talking about their future in the sport. Due to his frequent visits to boxing gyms, Lee May is seen as a mentor to young boxers. Lee May not only personally visits these gyms, encouraging youth to follow their dreams. He also donates money to these organizations, ensuring that they have the resources and materials needed to properly train the kids. The race that May was apart of ended up raising 20,000 for a minibus.
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Socrates, the teacher, known for his words of wisdom, said ‘I cannot teach anyone anything, I can only make them think.’ Marco Antonio Marques Da Silva is a professor of Criminal Law at the Pontifical University of Sao Paulo, where he was once a student himself. In the lecture halls, he helps students not only to understand criminal minds but how to punish those caught in the crosshairs of the law. His students, just like Socrates’, have learnt what it means to think because their teacher will not spoon feed them. His popularity among students and colleagues alike is a breath of fresh air because it is not every day one meets a teaching judge.
Marco Antonio Marques Da Silva’s other day job is serving as Judge to the people of Sao Paulo in their Court of Appeal. He is an honest man, who delivers proper judgment to people that feel that the High Court failed them. Only a man of wisdom and great virtue can take up such demanding responsibility and live up to a good reputation. Serving in his two jobs cannot be any less demanding, but his pursuit for a changed society motivates him to do good every day. Molding his students is unique to him because he hopes that one day they walk in his footsteps and being a straight judge ensures that they have a role model to emulate.
The holy books all agree that humans do not qualify to pass judgment on each other and all religions believe that teachers are answerable for their actions. Marco Antonio Marques Da Silva is, therefore, a man between a rock and a hard place but his solid reputation makes him a man to emulate.
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His teaching career spans three decades. Marco has served as a regular judge, substitute judge and now sits with the appeal judges. He graduated with a law degree thirty-seven years ago and had practiced since then. Marco, the boy from the little-known city of Itapetiniga, is serving prosperity goals and is a far cry from the fifteen-year-old boy that craved knowledge at law. He is living his dream and is a father to two lovely daughters.
IC systems Inc. was founded in 1938 and is known for its provision of accounts receivable management services for a lot of clients in the country. The founders of the company were Jack Erickson and Ruth. When forming the company, the duo was aiming to avail to their customers the best reliable and honest services in the field and have thus been successful in this endeavor.
The most interesting thing about IC Systems is that they lead while others follow. They are always on the front-line coming up with new ideas in the industry. One of their founders, Ruth Ericson, defied all odds at a time when women were not involved in any business. During this time, she proved to be reliable by her involvement in the business. IC Systems Inc. has greatly benefited from valuing different points of view in the business world. Now, years later, other companies are following in their footsteps.
Ruth took over the reins of the company after her husband passed and worked day and night to make the company grow. Good thing she was a determined and driven person because she managed to take the company to a new level.
The success of IC Systems has been brought about by various values that the company cherish. These are; integrity, innovation, pride, and good results
When IC Systems was started, advertising was done by word of mouth. The founders would go from business to business offering their services. Because there was a gap in the market for the services they were offering, their business picked up and became successful. While providing the promised services, Ruth Erickson also aimed to help their clients fulfill their resolutions.
It cannot be argued the amount of hard work that went into the company, even in the early days before the development of technology and ease of communication. However, with the development of technology, Ruth took advantage and found a way to make the advancement in technology work for her. Computers made it easier to generate a lot more letters in a shorter time than Ruth could have done previously. They have also partnered and got endorsements from a lot of professional associations. To this day, IC Systems Inc. still is a family run company that is headed by powerful women.
In this article I will discuss three key components on how Jeff Aronin makes Paragon Biosciences a reality. The first key component that will be discussed is explaining what Paragon Biosciences is and a brief background of it. Second key component is knowing the steps that Jeff Aronin took in order to create Paragon Biosciences. The last key component is understanding how Paragon Biosciences works.
The first key component that I will discuss is defining what Paragon Biosciences is. Paragon Biosciences is based in Chicago and is an incubator and investment firm that builds and grows leading biotechnology companies. Jeff Aronin and Paragon Biosciences focus was on the needs of the patient’s, as well as the science behind their disease and creating great companies quickly in order to bring treatment to the patients. A little background about Jeff Aronin and Paragon Biosciences is that they strive to meet the patients needs first, as well as has an amazing record on getting thirteen new drugs approved with some Big Pharmaceutical companies over the past twelve years.
Next the second key component that I will discuss is knowing the steps that Jeff Aronin took in order to create Paragon Biosciences. There are three steps that Jeff Aronin took to create Paragon Biosciences and they are the following. First you must understand what the patients needs are. Second you must identify how to scientifically treat the disease. Lastly you must get the attention of high paying businesses and convince them to create top dollar companies that will get medicines approved.
In closing the third key component that I will discuss is understanding how Paragon Biosciences works. Paragon Biosciences works by conducting several phases of clinical trials and developments and then getting together with other medical professionals and discuss the results. Jeff Aronin and Paragon Biosciences applies speed and efficiency in order to find ways to make sure that the patients get the medicines they need to get better. There approach is what makes them unique and well respected. Instead of doing traditional biotech testing or pharmaceutical marketing, they focus on the patients needs.
Founded in 1986 by Perry Mandera, Custom Companies is widely known as a leader in the transportation industry. The company handles thousand of shipments on a daily basis, and it operates on a 24-hour schedule. Its shipping services include: 50 State LTL (Less Than Truckload); Domestic and International Air Freight; Direct Mail Distribution; Expedited Ground Service; Pick and Pack; Dedicated Contract Cartage; Logistics Management; and Intermodal, among a few other options.
Custom Companies started out as a small 2-truck business, but it currently has over 2,000 pieces of equipment available nationwide, including Dry Vans, as well as Flat Bed and Temperature Controlled shipping transportation. The company provides World Class customer service to its many clients, which, along with competitive pricing and a hands on personalized approach, is part of the reason why it has seen a lot of growth over the years. It has distribution centers in 33 major markets, and it handles pick ups and deliveries from and to any point in the continental United States.
The owner of Custom Companies, Perry Mandera, has learned a lot about customers’ shipping needs in his over 30 years in the transportation industry, and he’s used that knowledge to help him run the business more effectively. His company’s headquarters are in Northlake, Illinois, and some of the employees that have worked in the various locations the business has have expressed that they were provided with excellent training, and that their concerns were heard, which led the company to make necessary changes. Aside from running a very successful full-service transportation service, Perry Mandera is also involved in athletic coaching. He has coached children’s sports teams, as well as individual athletes that are Olympic hopefuls.
The shipping entrepreneur’s philanthropic deeds includes supporting organizations like the University of Chicago Medical Center, the Lynn Sage Foundation and Catholic Charities USA. He also supports the Illinois State Crime Commission, which honored him with their Bishop Sheil Award in 2010, and their Citizen of the Year Award in 2011. He has additionally received several other awards from organizations that have recognized his contributions to both the business world and to philanthropy.
Glen Wakeman is the Founder and President of Nova four, a business accelerator for developing companies. He performs CEO coaching and board duties. He is a highly successful Financial Services Executive, an Investor and business mentor, a board member with 21 years management background at General Electric where he handled complex leadership roles in business development, general management, and operations management in the US and in international markets. While working for GE, he lived in six different countries and worked in a total of thirty two countries. His last role at GE involved creating a new division, named GE Money Latin America, which he nurtured and expanded to become an employer of 17,000 people across nine countries.
His passion for building businesses led to the creation of his company Launchpad holdings. Under the umbrella of LaunchPad Holdings, Glen Wakeman works with early-stage entrepreneurs to equip them with the online business planning services that they need to achieve success and also to reduce the risk of failure by using the LaunchPad tool kit. This online software generates a series of questions to help guide the new business owner on the core principles of a business plan. Glen Wakeman has developed a 5-step methodology on the foundational elements of how a business functions. The five components of this methodology are Operations, Marketing, Talent, Financials and Risk Management. They are analyzed together to produce a strategy for the success of any business, irrespective of the type of product or service it offers.
Glen wakeman has the keys to success for any new business. As the owner of several businesses himself and with his years of experience as a consultant to new business owners, he emphasizes that entrepreneurs should master the art of Delegation of duties. He says that when entrepreneurs try to do too much by themselves they may burn out quickly. Business owners should assign tasks to staff members who have the right skill and the drive to complete them. Business owners should also build trust with their team members. Finally new business owners should develop the habit of thinking about why things are a certain way.
Gerald Jampolsky once said that through our willingness to help others, we could learn to be happy rather than depressed. One would easily shrug this off, but what if there is some truth to it? What if giving could make you feel better, not just emotionally but also mentally and physically? With that said, Jorge Moll will center as the focus of this context. Jorge Moll is a prominent neurologist, and he has been investigating this concept, specifically how the brain responds to feelings of emotional attachment, tenderness, and values such as altruism and ethics.
Jorge Moll together with his team have conducted various forms of research. Their research has proved that when participants made choices that profited someone else other than them, a part of their brain was activated. They researched with the aid of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This portion of the brain is commonly associated with functions such as response to food or even sex, suggesting that morality and altruism are closely affiliated with parts of the brain that is hard-wired to our responses to pleasure. In simple terms, we give because it makes us feel good.
Jorge Moll also researched on the motivation of soccer fans in a bid to understand the neural premise of prosocial behavior. Soccer fans were asked whether they would prefer to donate to anonymous people who were fans of the same club or to those who were not or even keep the money to themselves. Results showed that fans responded more positively (similar to how they would acknowledge a loved one) toward fans of the same club even though they did not have any emotional attachment towards them. It is said that understanding the neural mechanisms involved in pro-group behavior that could pave the way to addressing clinical ailments such as psychiatric symptoms and antisocial behaviors.
This means that what we may have believed to be the foundation of morality may not be it. However, it also supports what spiritual leaders and philosophers have long suggested; that giving back can truly fulfill us.
About Jorge Moll
Jorge Moll is a medical doctor who graduated with an MD from The Federal University of Rio De Janeiro in 1994. He then finished his medical residency in neurology in 1998 at the same university. Due to his passion, Moll went on to study his Ph.D. in experimental Pathophysiology and graduated in 2004 from Sao Paulo University. He received the Research Fellow accolade between 2004 and 2007 from the National Institute of Health.
At the moment, Jorge Moll is not only the President but also a Senior Researcher at D’Or Institute of Research and Education (IDOR). He is also the Founder and head of the Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience Unit.
Any investment would not stabilize and succeed if there are no proper strategies laid down to manage and direct it. In the American history, a great strategy is a force behind any powerful and lucrative investment you see. According to Stanberry Research, a publishing company, its investment idea is channeled towards the insurance industry. The publishing company invests in insurance companies whose paid claims are fewer compared to the premiums they collect. It is through this simple strategy that the publishing company was able to get two great U.S fortunes. Stanberry Research is known to publish some of the most effective and helpful financial advice to the investors.
The publishing company takes pride in its ability to offer individuals some research and recommendations on investment. The research and recommendations the company offers are considered actionable. The challenge that most investment companies come across is the failure to make some attainable strategies. It was Porter Stanberry who founded Stanberry Research in 1999. Actually, he founded it at his kitchen table but the growth the company has attained now is unbelievable. The global subscribers of Stanberry Research have exceeded 500,000 and the number of lifetime subscribers is about 70,000. It is the writers of the company’s publications who have made this possible.
From a recent article that Stanberry Research posted, it has become clear that operating an insurance company and investing in it are two different tasks. Although some of those investing in the insurance industry get some advice from other advisers, the one they get from Stanberry Research exceeds their expectations. The publishing company is doing its best to ensure it comes up with the best investment targets in the insurance sector.
The track record of Stanberry Research is great in regard to the investors it has helped realize their investment goals. Such kind of a track record can only be considered as impressive. For the last six years, Stanberry Research has been able to realize a 20 percent annual gain from the insurance stocks. The company aims at adding more lifetime subscribers to its list by providing more reliable financial information. It has realized that the publications it makes have been the source of the wealth that some investors enjoyed.