Andy Wirth-A Remarkable Journey

Andrew (Andy) Wirth is the President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. He was also recently elected Chairman and President of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation. Mr. Wirth helped to develope airports and air service from Colorado to Quebec.

Andy Wirth works to make the Olympia, California ski area a top tourist destination. He focuses on improving the area as a contributor to community and environmental service organizations in the Lake Tahoe area.
In October 2013

Mr. Wirth came face to face with his own mortality. He is an avid skydiver. While landing in less than ideal conditions, a pole at a vineyard nearly severed his arm. If he hadn’t previously been a back country ranger, he may have bled to death. Read more: Andy Wirth – Squaw Valley CEO and Philanthropist and Interview with Squaw Valley CEO Andy Wirth | Tahoetopia

However, with his knowledge of trauma situations, he knew how to curb the bleeding and that keeping calm was vital. The hospital was able to save his arm and after 3 months he was released. His physical and emotional recovery was just beginning.

While recovering, Andy Wirth met a Navy Seal team training at Squaw Valley. When an Ironman race he had been pushing for in town was announced, he formed a relay team. One of his new Navy Seal friends as swimmer, one of his college friends as cyclist and himself as runner.

The three man team in named Special Warfare Warrior Support Team. They raise funds for the Navy Seal Foundation. In 2015 the team again competed in the Ironman Lake Tahoe. Training and friendship have been an integral part of recovery.

Learn more about Andy Wirth:
http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2014/09/andy-wirth-squaw-valley.aspx
www.kcrw.com/people/andy-wirth

Solo Capital’s founder Sanjay Shah And His Charity Autism Rocks

Sanjay Shah is a well known business man and philanthropist and is well known for the founding of brokerage firm Solo Capital as well as the charity organization known as Autism Rocks. The founding of the charity organization was due to the diagnosis of his son Nikhil. His son was diagnosed with autism. Autism Rocks raises money for autism research through the hosting of charity concerts. Sanjay Shah’s first business, Solo Capital is a brokerage firm based out of London. Through the brokerage firm he has made himself a wealthy man. It was through the charity organization that he founded where he was able to combine his business skills with the love of family and music. The Autism Rocks charity creates awareness for neurological disorders including autism.

Sanjay Shah started out studying medicine but soon realized his passion for business and accounting in general. After graduating from university with an accounting degree he began working for the major companies such as Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse. When in 2009 the financial crisis hit, Sanjay Shah was made redundant and struggled to find a new job. This spurred him on to start his own business and this was the beginning of the brokerage firm we now know as Solo Capital.

The charity, Autism Rocks came about by accident during a cup of tea he was having with Snoop Dogg to come up with ways to raise money by staging concerts and various gigs. This led to the first concert in 2014 with Prince being the main act. This concert was by invitation only and was a great success. Many more concerts have been held since then allowing them to raise large sums of money to go towards neurological disorder research. Some of the acts include Michael Bublè, Snoop Dogg, Lenny Kravitz and Drake.

Before Autism Rocks, Sanjay was sponsoring children in India but had no idea what to do in charity before his son was diagnosed in 2011. Since then a lot of money has been raised.

Read more about Solo Capital:

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/business/Finance/article849141.ece

https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/solo-capital

https://www.duedil.com/company/OC367979/solo-capital-partners-llp

How Social Media Can Affect Businesses

As an entrepreneur, you only want the best reviews on your products or services. With social media being so big right now, and most potential customers relying on the experiences of others, it’s important to make sure your business is portrayed in a positive light. At times it can be challenging, especially when a bitter client tries to ruin your solid reputation.

 

In a recent article, it talks about tips you can use to help you get through some bad press. It’s very important that you don’t jump into a public argument with a client. A lot of times you will end up being the one portrayed as unprofessional. During this time, you will want to let your customers know that business is open per usual. You can’t shut yourself down- keep business flowing. Find a way to entice your already loyal customers to stay engaged- maybe a promotion of some kind. And, of course, find support in your friends and family if you need it. Eventually, the press will die down. Just stay positive and focus on the future.

 

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With searchcleanup.com’s help, you can stop worrying about how the negativity will affect your business. Moving forward from bad press will be much easier, and you can focus on improving your products and services even further. With social media and review sites being used as tools so often, it’s important to have a good, solid business reputation.

 

George Soros Supports Hillary Clinton

George Soros has been following the crisis of the world. He has been picking up patterns that led him to compare the current crisis to one in 2008. He is providing a lot of advice to people on how to handle the crisis. Among the issues that are contributing to the potentially major problem are the conflicts with Russia and the handling of the refugees in war torn countries. There is also the election that is being held in the United States. He has looked at all of the candidates and has decided that Hillary Clinton is the one he is going to support.

George Soros has given a total of $8 million to Hillary Clinton which marks this as his return to political realm after the failure to get rid of George W. Bush. He is in fact one of the largest financial contributors to American politics. However, he has taken time away from politics. He has been getting persuasions from entities during the time of the re-election of Obama. Soros has only given $1 million to Priorities USA in order to help with the Obama Administration. George Soros is taking a bold step in what could be one of the most turbulent times in recent history. However, this a needed step in order to bring in the right type of people to handle the crises.

George Soros is himself no stranger to being a refugee. He has sought asylum when he escaped from Hitler’s rule. He has worked as an investor and dealt with many different market conditions. A lot of the money he has made, he has put towards philanthropic activities in order to bring about significant changes in the world so that people can live under more humane conditions. Right now, the global economies are in trouble and it is going to take a miracle in order to bring everything back on track. 


Learn more about George Soros:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-07/global-markets-at-the-beginning-of-a-crisis-george-soros-says
http://www.biography.com/people/george-soros-20926527
http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros