Shervin Pishevar’s assessment of the American economy

Shervin Pishevar is a man known for his many words when it comes to various societal issues. He returned with a bang. Pishevar went to his most preferred social media platform, Twitter, to give his view of the American economy to his followers. A 21-hour rant of Twitter has been the topic of discussion of the valid of the arguments that he seemed to advance about an impending economic crisis in America. Stocks of some companies were shaken as a result of the opinions made by this respected entrepreneur and business leader. Indeed, many financial analysts seem to agree with some of his thoughts.

A careful analysis of the twitter rants by Shervin Pishevar seems to suggest that his tweets were thought out carefully since he seemed to be concerned with more than just the 6,000-point decline of the American economy. He deliberately chose to address various issues that are of concern to many Americans in regards to the economy including issues related to politics, nationalism, and culture. The scope of his tweets clearly indicates that Pishevar’s concern might be more than just concerns raised by an investor and businessperson. Rather, they are concerns raised by a patriotic individual concerned with the future of his society in general.

Many people have taken his 21-hour rant a bit serious because his previous predictions regarding the economy came to be. Shervin Pishevar is the same man who previously raised concerns about a potential future crisis for Facebook in terms of identity and approximately ten years after his article, his concerns lay bare for all to see as the company struggles with an identity-related crisis. In his 2008 article, Pishevar wrote, ‘While our financial systems lie teetering or near destruction, we realize we must build from the ground up a new system.’ The entrepreneur’s tendency to raise concerns that affect different societies in advance is responsible for the nationwide attention to his claims that an economic crisis is impending. It is a matter of time until the public finds out whether Shervin Pishevar’s concerns are genuine.

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Louis Chenevert Shares his path to Success

Louis R. Chenevert, formerly of United Technologies Corporation, was also the President of Pratt & Whitney Canada. He attended HEC Montreal, University of Montreal, and Concordia University, earning his education in business.

As the CEO of United Technology, Chenevert was in charge of the production of aircraft engines and other aerospace parts. The company is located out of Farmington, Connecticut and was founded in 1934.

In a recent interview, Chenevert shared a careers worth of knowledge. The first question asked by the interview was about Chenevert’s ideas and how they came to fruition.

“When I was at UTC, the focus on operational talent and engineering was extremely important to delivering ideas that would produce results,” Chenevert said. Louis Chenevert said that exceeding customer’s expectations was one of the most important things to him and his company.

Mr. Chenevert owes his success to his first job. Even though it was a very difficult job, as GM of an assembly plant, Chenevert honed his people skills and learned how to manage a team. In order to run a company, employees must listen to you; if employees don’t listen to you then you can never be a successful entrepreneur.

Louis Chenevert says that if he were to start his career over from the beginning he would pay closer attention to corporate politics. During his career he learned that internal politics can be damaging to results, impacting future profits and hurting business. “Never tolerate people who don’t align with the agenda,” said Chenevert. “Energy drainers slow down the progress in large companies.”

Chenevert describes his business strategy as a mixture of having the right personnel, relentless focus, and an open mind. He was successful because he got the right team together. Chenevert made certain that his team mates could overcome obstacles and appreciate working on a team. “Surround yourself with winners,” Chenevert said. “You are only as good as the sum of your team.”

http://www.utc.com/News/News-Center/Pages/Louis-Chenevert-becomes-the-eighth-Chairman-of-United-Technologies.aspx