The Vice president and Chief Executive Officer America Institute of Architects (AIA), Robert Ivy, is a mirror to many aspiring architects and publishers. The Masters’ graduate in architecture from the University of Tulane and Bachelors’ of Arts degree in English from the University of Sewanee has accomplished a lot. Since he started his career in 1981 as the principal Dean/Dale IVY/Dean, where he was a critic of many publications, IVY, has built a strong bond with American Architectures. The talented Editor, Publisher and practicing architect gives all he posses in every organization the works for, hence always outstanding in architectural endeavors. More about of Robert Ivy at contractdesign.com
As the chief editor architectural records, as well as, Vice President and Editorial Director of MC Graw-Hill Construction Media between 1996 and 2011, Ivy, made numerous achievements. At the helm of editorial leadership, architectural records won several industrial honors including, The American Society of Magazine Editors, The premier magazine Journalism Award, Folio Design Award, among many others. Robert Ivy was one of the Jurors on a panel which selected Architect Frank Gehry to design National Dwight.
In 2009, The American business media honored Ivy with Crain Award as the highest recognition for an individual. This is a prestigious award not only to the architectural fraternity but also to the career of Ivy. In March 2010, Robert Ivy joined a class of icons like DR. Nathan Clifford Ricker and other six in the history of architecture when the National Architect Fraternity, Unanimously voted him as “Master of Architect.” In 2017, Ivy received Dean’s Medal from Fay Jones School of Architecture at University of Arkansas.
Robert Ivy went against all the odds to become the first architecture to be honored with Noel Poll Lifetime Award of 2018 by Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. This honor has been thought to be a preserve to only connected and active artists and patrons of Mississippi. Robert Ivy leading publications in design made him a celebrated ambassador of an architectural fraternity. The award has not only elevated Ivy to higher levels but also a source of pride to the architectural fraternity.
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Born in Dar-es-Salaam in 1950, Dr. Shafik Sachedina has managed to make a name for himself. He moved to London and changed his Citizenship to become a British National.
He studied Dental Surgery at Guy’s Medical Hospital School at the University of London. At the moment, Shafik Sachedina is a joint chairman of Sussex Healthcare located in the southern coast of London. Furthermore, he holds different positions in different healthcare organizations across the country.
Started twenty years ago, Sussex health care has made a name for itself. The venture is jointly operated by Shiraz Boghani and Shafik Sachedina as the joint chairmen. Their diverse knowledge brought under one roof has been the engine behind the success of the facility. Mr. Boghani has tremendous experience in management while Shafik Sachedina is a doctor with a clean medical history. To date, the company operates about healthcare facilities under their umbrella. They also have day care as well as a gym of its kind. Their services include taking care of the elderly as well as young adults who have Alzheimer’s.
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But how do they manage all these? That’s probably the question that everyone asks themselves. Well, the secret lies in their dedicated staff. The staff of the company, as well as the management team, are well trained, well paid, and there is a constant education on best practices in the market. The founders believe that for the client to be satisfied, you have to fulfill the employee first. That’s why the Sussex fraternity treats both clients and management as one big family.
Last but not least, the venture is expected to grow further and expand to other parts of the United Kingdom due to the excellent reputation built by the organization and the clientele.
One’s background can never define your fate. Every person holds their destiny in their own hands. If you choose to pursue it, undoubtedly there will be ups and downs, but you will make it. Just like Dr. Shafik who moved as a migrant to Britain and he managed to make something for himself.
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One of the wealthiest men in Malaysia, Vijay Eswaran, has established himself as a dynamic entrepreneur, best selling author, and leader. The evidence of his legacy impacts the world in many ways. However, his contemplative perspective regarding life, fear and conviction of beliefs, inspire many who seek the motivation to achieve greatness within.
Born into humble beginnings, Vijay Eswaran understood the value of seizing the moment. Working hard to finance his education, no stone was left unturned to accomplish the goals that Vijay conceived within his mind. The strategy of identifying obstacles as opportunities and challenges as tools to groom efficiency are manifested in the many things that Eswaran has accomplished. Confronting fear and channeling it into a catalyst of self propulsion is not only a character trait manifested in Vijay Eswaran, it is a key theme that resounds in his books and speeches. Fear can stretch you or arrest your entire existence.
During the financial crises in the late 90’s the Asian economy was plagued with challenges that required innovative solutions that would yield progressive results. It was during this time that Vijay capitalized on the opportunity to design a business model that would re posture the methodologies utilized for successful business practices. His ability to use direct selling and e commerce created the stimulus needed to revitalize the business community. Embracing the unknown is another principle that drives the ambition of Vijay Eswaran.
Challenging individuals to step out of their comfort zone and release their security blanket, is another key point Eswaran references in his books. The expansion of his empire is a reflection of Vijay Eswaran staying true to his convictions. Having an influence that spans several continents proves the tenacity of this mogul’s vision. Ambitious, shrewd, and bold, one of the most interesting characteristics of this Phenom is his desire to help others. A philanthropist and mentor, Vijay Eswaran uses stewardship to help children with special needs and disabilities. The irony of his legacy is that challenges and tough beginnings in youth were the stepping stones that led to perseverance and triumph.