Category: Great Entrepreneur

Doug Levitt, the man who ride on a bus to meet the overlooked in the society

When traveling, we are somehow completely oblivious of the happenings around us. Some of us will be busy scrolling on Twitter hashtags and grin while reading about celebrities causing storms in a teacup. Nobody cares about the other person seated next to them, and the journey will halt without them speaking a word to each other. Our politicians, on the other hand, will be popping a vein over irrelevant issues and will digress when the real disputes are raised. The media will also avoid the topics on national crisis because they are uninteresting, and their audience considers them banal.

We all overlook the rot and debaucheries surrounding us.We have abandoned compassion, a piece that highlights humanity itself. However, one man, Doug Levitt, resisted the path taken by many and decided to do something about the struggling Americans. He did not give hand-outs or use their suffering for public relations. Instead, he embarked on a seven years bus journey to bring attention to the real issue that forgotten American societies face. Born in D.C, Doug is the son of a former council member, Carol Schwartz. He attended D.C public schools where he developed an interest in sports and music.

Growing up in D.C exposed him to different strata of society and also exposed him to politics. It is during an election period that he developed an interest to know more about the overlooked in the society. He chose to travel by Greyhound buses because they reach more than 2000 tiny towns in America. He also settled on bus travel because it is the only place where one can interact with poverty, addiction, and mental illness. Throughout his travels, Doug has interacted with countless people, and shares their stories in the ‘Greyhound Diaries.’How does he make people share their experiences? Human beings want to know that you care, and Doug has proved that he intends to make the lives of forgotten societies better. For this reason, riders find it easy to entrust him with their stories. His website, images, videos, and songs have brought significant attention to the struggling of American societies and have elevated hopes towards a greater America.

Andy Wirth and the Question of Winters Without Snow

You are lucky if you live in the beautiful Santa Monica area of California. Santa Monica has great surfing waves, wide clean beaches, and a robust, thriving beach environment which attracts tourists from around the world throughout the calendar year.

Santa Monica also has KCRW public radio to entertain and inform its residents and guests. Santa Monica College is the home to the radio channel and Madeleine Brand has a talk program called “Press to Play with Madeleine Brand” so-called because if you miss the live broadcast you can listen to it by accessing their website at.

Brand recently interviewed Andy Wirth, the president and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC. Andy Wirth is an involved, educated, concerned director of operations at an iconic ski resort visited by millions from California and around the world. He might be better described as a CEO and juggler because of the many factions he deals with in his daily work life.

Skiers are there and other resort guests, employees of the resort who must keep the roads open during adverse weather conditions, resort staff to man the ski lifts and create and groom the snow, administrative staff to make sure there is enough hot chocolate and clean beds where needed, ski patrol and avalanche teams. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://andywirth.com/

Then there is a separate contingent, the residents of this idyllic ski area who enjoy the pristine conditions and cozy environment of Squaw Valley and usually are opposed to future growth and development.

Combine this with area businesses and employees who see development as a way of being able to live in this place alongside the rich and famous. Andy Wirth is a busy man, but he seems up to the herculean task of running this iconic ski resort.

Brand was very interested in the climate and specifically the El Nino effect that was producing a drought, which is concerning residents.

Andy Wirth answered Brand’s questions fully and seemed interested and educated in meteorology; he was a backcountry ranger and knew how fires could become more dangerous by being affected by the wind and weather conditions.

But the biggest and most vexing problem was centered on global warming and how it affects the ski industry. National Public Radio (NPR) and its big brother, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a scientifically based information system which for many years has presented hard scientific facts contained within its Nova series. Read more: How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts?

Wirth answered the question about how the resort is doing with its shorter ski season by saying that by realizing that the snow may not always fall in great profusion, he and the resort have made plans to alter their land use in just such a case.

Andy Wirth, seriously, feels that global warming could eliminate the ski industry. For skiers everywhere the idea of mountains in winter bare of snow is an image that is disconcerting and unsettling.
Sources: Wikipedia

Brian Bonar: An Entrepreneur for the Ages

When you think about the name Brian Bonar, so many things come to mind. It is hard to pinpoint just one thing or one accomplishment. However, one thing that stands out to me is his accomplishments as an entrepreneur. I have such great respect for entrepreneurs, because these are people who have built something, created something, and worked at something. They are self-mad men or women. You can’t help but be in awe of what they have done. You see, nothing was handed to them and nothing came easy. It came because of hard work, dedication, and putting in the extra hours.

Follow the links to learn more about Brian Bonar:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/brian-bonar-receives-professional-networking-communitys-highest-honor-98913914.html
http://www.whitepages.com/name/Brian-Bonar

That is why it is no surprise that the Chairman and CEO of Dalrada Financial Corporation, Brian Bonar, was honored with the highly prestigious Cambridge Who’s Who® Executive of the Year in Finance. As we all know, we are living in tough times when it comes to finance.

The economy is rough and it isn’t like there is a ton of money out there. However, Brian has succeed in a tough field and he should be happy when he looks at himself in the mirror and goes to bed at night because he did it the right way. He never took any short cuts and never took the easy way out. That is not how he operates and it is not how he believes in doing things. Read more: Brian Bonar Trains His Employees In Exceptional Customer Service and The New Frontier
He has earned the admiration and appreciation of his hard-working staff as well. They look to him as a role model. Only two men and two women receive this award, so it takes a special type of person to get it. You have to have certain qualities and certain traits that help you stand out in the best possible way. Brian Bonar has that and then some. Of course, he is talented and skilled, but none of that means anything without hard work.

Brian Bonar loves to work hard because then he can see the benefits of his hard work. This is one award that he is truly going to cherish for a long, long time. He knows what it took to get it and how few people get it. Because of this, it has that something special feeling to it. Brian looks forward to the day when maybe someone else in his company can achieve the award, thanks to learning from him and working with him.

They have seen first-hand how to do things the right way with good old-fashioned hard work and not being afraid of the grind. You embrace it and you take on every challenge that life throws your way with flying colors. You defeat them and take it to the next level. That is why Brian Bonar is an entrepreneur for the ages.