They say that an unexamined life is not worth living. I would also add to that that great lives unexamined will never be repeated. In other words, if you look to great men, you may be able to copy their legacy. I think one great man to look at is Louis Chenevert.
Louis Chenevert became the CEO of United Technologies Corporation
, along with the Chairman of the Board. It was here that he would craft and leave his legacy; but, we will get to that momentarily.
Chenevert began acquiring the skills necessary to lead UTC when he attended the HEC of Montreal, a branch school of the prestigious University of Montreal. Here he wowed his professors as he gained a degree in Production Management.
Through his vast network that he established in university, Chenevert was able to land a career at General Motors. Chenevert served here for a total of fourteen years as a Production General Manager. However, Chenevert did not want to be a manager for his entire life. He wanted to be at the top.
While serving at General Motors, Chenevert would receive a phone call one day that would change the trajectory of his life. The phone call came from Pratt and Whitney, an aerospace company that specialized in crafting custom jet engines. Pratt and Whitney would offer Chenevert the job of President and Chenevert would gladly take that job.
After serving there for several successful years, he was tapped as CEO for the United Technologies Corporation.
UTC would go on under his leadership to see stocks rise from the tiny $37 to a rush to the bank and cash the check amount of $117. That is almost a 200% increase.
Seeing that Chenevert had great business sense, after he stepped down from UTC, Chenevert was approached by the powerful Goldman Sachs and offered a job as a consultant.
If one was to lookup some of the most influential movers and shakers in America it would almost assuredly be a list that included Eric Pulier. He has worked in many different venues throughout his career to bring a change for the positive to all of those involved. From working with politicians to redefining the way businesses are run. Even getting involved in philanthropic work. He has truly devoted himself to the causes that he believes in Championing.
He has a long and varied history of success and philanthropic work throughout his career. He has helped to make people’s lives better for the disabled and handicapped; helped the underprivileged attain the help they needed when it came to putting them on a more even playing field related to accessing computers. He also has engaged in many other philanthropic work throughout his life. But while that is a noble quest one also cannot ignore the success that he has also had in the private market.
Starting with success early in life Pulier worked hard, becoming the founder of his first company in 1994 which was called Digital Evolution. Which he has since gone on to become the founder / co-founder of many other businesses throughout the years. One of his most prolific businesses has been Akana which was founded in 2001. It has continued to prosper and do well by current standards. Pulier has continued to strive and work hard throughout his career, but often times people don’t know that he had worked just as hard during his more formative years. Know More Here.
After graduating from high school in 1984 he decided to pursue an education at Harvard University. While attending Harvard he authored a weekly newsletter titled the PulierLeg for a publication on campus called the Harvard Crimson Weekly. He also served as an editor for this publication. Finally he went on to graduate from Harvard in 1988 with the honors of Magna Cum Laude. He did not jump straight away into entrepreneurship, but instead waited a few years after being out of university and joined the workforce.
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Kenneth Goodgame’s leadership has always been characterized in several brands. He has led multiple companies to greater levels of growth. He has installed several stores throughout the country. He has assisted in the establishment of 220 different stores across the count. He started his first marketing job at Home Depot. He quickly gained experience and moved to another company after coming up with a proper marketing plan.
Kenneth Goodgame today works as the Chief Marketing Officer and the Vice President at True Value Company. The company is based in Chicago Illinois where Goodgame has worked since 2013. His extensive experience in the marketing field has assisted gain expertise in the profit and loss management. He has benefited the company by developing quality teams which assist with the fulfillment of his responsibilities.
Mr. Goodgame moved to True Value and focuses on expertise, customer awareness, and basic consumer principles. He is highly praised for creating innovative methods that navigated the commodity implemented methods. True Value made a significant impact in the marketplace. He assisted True Value to achieve incredible feats. Goodgame changed the company department altogether. He removed half of the working team and replaced them with a new team. Through his directions, the buying team rose from 2 percent to 10 percent in sales.
Mr. Goodgame established a long-term marketing strategy at True Value. He created a five-year strategic program that has assisted the company to grow to many levels of success. Kenneth Goodgame is a risk taker and built True Value’s team by proper evaluation of the company’s risks. Kenneth Goodgame serves as the head of international sourcing in the marketing department. He assists with packaging, pricing, sourcing, marketing and packaging at True Value Company.
Kenneth Goodgame has achieved significant success by focusing on employee satisfaction. He ensures that every employee at the company understands their worth. He has built a team that knows their goals and works to attain specific goals. Mr. Goodgame has ensured that everyone in the company is answerable to every action. Despite a few challenges, Kenneth Goodgame has achieved success as an experienced marketing expert. He has received the wide praise and high appraisal of several companies.
Jose Manuel Gonzalez has established himself as one of the fiercest critics of Venezuela’s weak political system. The agricultural entrepreneur has also been vouching for the revival of the country’s agricultural sector, which he says is on the brink of collapse. What motivates him is the fact that he is a farmer himself and therefore, has first-hand experience about the perennial suffering that small scale farmers have been forced to endure. Mr. Jose Manuel Gonzalez is also a politician representing Guárico state in the national assembly as a deputy.
Why Venezuela’s Agricultural Sector is Facing Imminent Collapse
According to Gonzalez, successive governments have totally failed to address the plight of farmers in the South American nation. Most farmers live below the poverty line despite the the country being richly endowed with agricultural resources. The government has not fulfilled its promise of subsidizing agricultural input.
Despite numerous pleas to the government, little has been done. This state of inaction is relegating more farmers into poverty. Venezuela’s legislature has similarly failed to address the issue due to in-fighting and supremacy battles. There has generally been lack of consensus about the inherent problems that farmers across the country face. The coalition government is weak and has failed to act decisively on the issue. The weak political system explains why terror gangs are having a field day in the villages. The little earnings that farmers are receiving end up in the hands of kidnappers. Gonzalez points that the government must act immediately to bring such acts to an end.
About Jose Manuel Gonzalez
Mr. Gonzalez rose to the limelight during his days as a trade unionist. In recent times, he has emerged as an outspoken political leader, and a fierce critic of weak government policies. Since being elected to the national assembly, Jose’s political start has continued shining. His articulate opinions have distinguished him as a leader who has the interests of Venezuelans at heart. As a legislator, he has been involved in the enactment of various parliamentary bills.