Ryan Serhant is the star of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing” and the head of one of the top real-estate teams in America. He moved to New York City in 2006 as a struggling actor and applied skills useful in show business to real estate. Good salesmanship isn’t about forcing people to buy things they don’t want, but guiding them to a choice they’re genuinely happy with, he said. He explained how he’s learned to better balance his priorities in the past year to make himself a stronger leader. “Million Dollar Listing” star Ryan Serhant told us how he defines success: “It’s not about money. It’s not about lifestyle. It’s not about building a bigger team or anything. It’s that I set goals for myself, and I write them down every year, and if I hit those goals I have been successful that year.” In an episode of Business Insider’s podcast “This Is Success,” Serhant told us about … [Read more...] about ‘Million Dollar Listing’ star Ryan Serhant explains how he went from broke actor to leading a top real-estate team that sold over $800 million worth of property last year
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Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo took the job last year after serving as interim chief executive. Acevedo has responded to a mission of jump-starting the relevancy of Girl Scouts by focusing on STEM – science, technology, engineering, maths – programs. She was one of the first Hispanic students to get a master’s in engineering from Stanford, as well as one of very few female executives during the early days of Silicon Valley. She spent months working at NASA before enrolling in Stanford. She said Girl Scouts would double down on programs tailored to girls in response to Boy Scouts going co-ed. Sylvia Acevedo is the CEO of the Girl Scouts. And she wants to see girls run the world. “I really believe in giving everyone a fair shot, but if I learned something because I got to be one of the first, or figured something out, I wanted to make sure that there was an opportunity for others,” she told us for an episode of Business Insider’s podcast … [Read more...] about Girl Scouts CEO explains why she’s not worried about Boy Scouts going co-ed
Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner sat down with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to talk about the early days of creating Amazon, what he’s learned since then, how he funds his rocket company Blue Origin, and what it’s like when the president of the United States is your biggest critic. The sit-down interview happened in Berlin, Germany, where Bezos received the Axel Springer Award 2018. You can read the complete transcript of their talk below. Mathias Döpfner: Jeff, welcome to Berlin. Jeff Bezos: Thanks, it’s great to be here. Döpfner: I have to tell you, when we were sitting in the first row just a couple of minutes ago when the heartbeat was there, Jeff looked at me and I was breathing in and out and he looked at me and asked, “Matias are you nervous?” I said, “Yes, I’m always nervous on occasions like that.” And he said, “So am I.” I said, “Really? “The richest man in the world is nervous “because he … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos talked to us about leaving a steady Wall Street job to start Amazon, why his rocket company Blue Origin is his most important project, and what it’s like to have Trump as your biggest critic
By Sahar Fatima Toronto Star Wed., April 18, 2018 Check This Space looks at how millennials live in Toronto, taking readers inside the homes and lives of some of the city’s favourite social media personalities. Watch for regular instalments of this series on thestar.com. Hatecopy, a.k.a., Maria Qamar, is a 27-year-old Canadian artist and Instagram star known for creating pop art inspired by her life as a young, South Asian woman. With about 125,000 Instagram followers, a recent book called Trust No Aunty, an Elle Canada cover and shout-outs from the likes of Mindy Kaling under her belt, Qamar has come a long way from her days as a junior in advertising. Eager to live on her own away from home, Qamar first moved away from her parents’ Mississauga home when she got into Seneca College’s Markham campus for advertising. After landing a job in Toronto after graduating, Qamar moved to the city and never left. She moved into this one-bedroom, … [Read more...] about Check This Space: Inside the Distillery apartment of Instagram star and artist Hatecopy
Gage Schoenheider, right, the grandson of the founder of Red's Savoy Pizza, and Vince Cockriel, Red's son-in-law, empty items from a truck to the restaurant as they get ready for an auction to be held April 12 at Red's Savoy Pizza on East Seventh Street in St. Paul Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)Rory Schoenheider, left, the son of the founder of Red's Savoy Pizza, and his son Gage move an old 1950's sign for the restaurant that will be auctioned off as they get ready for an auction to be held April 12 at Red's Savoy Pizza on East Seventh Street in St. Paul Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)Rory Schoenheider, the son of Earl "Red" Schoenheider, the founder of Red's Savoy Pizza, talks on his cell phone as he gets ready for an auction to be held April 12 at the restaurant on East Seventh Street in St. Paul Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)"This will be the last time we step foot in this building. I started here 40 years … [Read more...] about Got nostalgia for Red’s? There’s an auction for that.