Monthly Archives: December 2015

Helane Morrison Promoting Diversity In The Workplace

It is important for there to be diversity in the workplace. Having a policy of inclusion helps there to be more diversity. When a workplace focuses on becoming more diverse, the company does better. They are able to focus on finding the people that truly help the company to advance the most. Helane Morrison has used this approach the company she works to manage, Hall Capital. She makes it a point to hire people of varied backgrounds, and the company she helps to manage has become extremely successful. In fact, it is one of the top companies in San Francisco. 

It is becoming more common for companies to attempt to increase their diversity. Companies that do often find that they have more competent employees. This is because they are drawing employees from a broader demographic of people. The more people that a company considers, the more likely it is that they will get the best and the brightest. Helane Morrison makes it a point to hire both male and female employees just as frequently. Helane actually has heard from colleagues that at some companies, there are actually meetings exclusively for the female employees, because of their feelings of disconnection from the rest of the company.

Morrison looks back upon the times that she was in college studying finance. She recalls that about half of the class was men and the other half of the class was women. However, she has noticed that once she began working in financial corporations, much of the leadership was dominated exclusively by men. However, she was able to make it into the upper ranks of business. Eventually, she became one of Hall Capital’s managers.

Hall Capital has three women in the top levels of it’s management. This in and of itself promotes further workplace diversity. Women would feel very encouraged to apply to the company, knowing that there are women in the upper ranks. They would not feel intimidated by the idea of there being a “glass ceiling” in Hall Capital. Also, Hall Capital makes an effort to include people who are diverse in various ways, such as cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The company has also become extremely successful. In fact, Hall Capital currently manages 24 billion dollars worth of investments! The company’s diversity has likely greatly contributed to their success. Helane Morrison has been part of the effort to make the company larger and more successful. Read the full story about the female leadership at Hall Capital here: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2013/05/03/hall-capitals-leaders-foster-culture.html

Hall Capital is a very successful company. It is also a very diverse one, with women as the top levels of management. Helane Morrison is one of the upper managers of this company, and she does a very good job at advancing the company’s interests.

TOWN Residential – Benefits Of A Real Estate Company

There was a time when New York was a place for conducting businesses only for big companies. It required travel and satellite offices to get a piece of share in this beautiful, highly in demand city. Time has changed. New York is now home to hundreds of big and small companies alike. Real estate in this place is changing the way people think. Real estate developers are providing time-saving and cost-effective solution with homes, office spaces and commercial buildings and NYC apartments for rent on townrealestate. One such developer is TOWN Residential.

Individuals, small businesses and large companies have become enabled to easily get access to a number of features with these new developers. Hundreds of design elements are added for the millions of requests for both residential and commercial properties. Their designs and innovations have got great value and future. Having a common ground such as this developer for people in and around New York not only is an efficient way to be a part of the growing economy in New York but sustain for the future as well. The added dimension and high quality of service provided by TOWN Residential offers people with the sensation of presence in the real estate world.

For those who contemplate commuting, TOWN Residential has come up with a number of projects close to their workplaces. Many old neighborhoods are being converted into modern homes or given a modern touch. Even those with work-from-home options can now make use of the technology in their own homes. Being associated with a real estate company like this not only fosters your business’s image, it provides many benefits for all employees. This can improve business and strengthen internal relationships that old setups can’t accomplish. When you are living in a modern setting, you are able to close the geographic gap and erase miles and oceans between you and your clients.

The innovative ways that TOWN Residential deploys is shaping the city making it easier and more enjoyable for people living here. Taking it a step further, there are many sophisticated features and options for one to choose from when it comes to new homes and offices. Several residential projects are in development at TOWN Residential New York. With a wide stream of reports and opinions about what trend is hot and what is not in New York, this company is good to have and a great resource to learn real estate in enough dept.

In His New Book, Charles Koch Shares about the Guiding Principles to Success

From his latest book, it is clear that Koch wants to share his great wealth of ideas. He strongly believes that there are many guiding principles that have enabled him and Koch Industries Inc to succeed. The aim of sharing these principles is the reason behind, “Good Profit,” a book written by Koch. He has promoted the book in the media in a way he has never done before.

In a recent weekly edition by the Wichita Business Journal, Koch provides insights on the book and talks about the experience of promoting and sharing the ideas. According to him, promoting the book was an opportunity cost because in some way, it destructed him from the daily running of the United States’ second biggest privately held firm. The book’s idea that explains his business philosophy of market-based management as its core principles is so important to him. This is why he considered the risk worthwhile.
As much as critics will always question the motive of anything that Charles Koch does, he has continued doing what he loves. He notes that helping others is the factor that makes him happy leading to a level of satisfaction that he wishes for anyone. Koch notes that he cares about what he thinks of himself. According to him, the thing that makes people happy is finding out what their passion is, developing it and utilizing it to do well. Koch asserts that this is one of the ways that people can lead a meaningful life. This statement explains the reason behind Koch’s push to share ideas with a wider audience.
Koch is a renowned American businessman, industrialist, philanthropist and author. He is the chief executive officer, the chairman and co-owner of the Koch industries that operates from Wichita, Kansas. Charles Koch and his brother David inherited the business from their father and expanded it into the conglomerate that it is today. Initially, Koch Industries used to deal with chemicals and oil refining. However, they diversified their investments and today the company deals with minerals, commodity trading and polymers among other areas. Before writing his book, “The Gift of Profit”, Koch had written another book in 2007 titled “The Science of Success”, which also dwelt on his management philosophy. Koch is one of the highly educated businessmen with a bachelors degree and two masters of science degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Koch continues to inspire many people through his ideas and contributions in the society.

Irish Times Reports App Called Handy is Like Uber for Your Home

On November 13, 2015 a story in The Irish Times talked about a man from Dublin named Oisin Hanrahan, who created the company Handy (formerly Handybook). Handy is a cleaning and DIY service for your home. Much like Uber or AirBnB, Handy allows work to be performed by non-licensed, screened workers for less money than hiring a professional for the same job.

Handy was founded in 2012 and recently celebrated its one millionth booking. It is currently available in the UK, Canada and the United States.

The article states that Hanrahan teamed up with three friends in his first year at Harvard to create the company. Handy screens all of its Freelance workers through background checks, references and in-person interviews to ensure the safety and security of their product. Hanrahan says that while around 750,000 people have applied, only 3% have been accepted as Freelance workers.

The article says that Hanrahan left Ireland in 2012 for Boston, MA to pursue an MBA from Harvard University. Since then he’s started his own company that now employs 140 people in 28 cities and has raised $150 million in venture capital.

While Hanrahan never obtained his MBA his company is now worth an estimated $500 million. The piece mentions that Handy is not Hanrahan’s first business, while attending Trinity College in Dublin he started The Clearwater Group which he says was a property development business specializing in Eastern Europe. With the Clearwater Group, Hanrahan would buy, renovate and either sell or rent apartments.

Hanrahan states that working with the Clearwater Group he realized how hard it was to find basic handyman services in Hungary and other countries. This ultimately led to the idea for a service offering close-by handymen and cleaning people.

In the article Hanrahan says that the current goal for Handy is to further develop its smartphone app, enhance the service in cities it now serves and to work on spreading its availability to more cities in North America and the UK.

Find the original article here: Handy – the app that is cleaning up around the world