Mike Baur’s Investments In Innovation Are A Step Up From Banking

Mike Baur did something a little unconventional at the time in Switzerland when he left a big bank there and decided he was going to build a business accelerator. Banking has usually been what’s most associated with Switzerland aside from the Alps and its mountain farm tourist scenery, but that’s begun to change in recent years. Foreign investments in Switzerland have started to decline, but that’s given the Swiss people an opportunity to invest in their own future. Mike Baur’s company, the Swiss Startup Factory doesn’t just consider the numbers of what they invest in, but also the ingenuity and creativity on the part of the entrepreneurs and how they can go from brainstorming and creating to leading.

 

Mike Baur saw a very promising career when he first got into banking, especially after a manager told him that there was a map for going from an apprentice to becoming a high-level manager and eventually having at least a six-figure retirement plan. Baur impressed many of UBS Bank’s wealthy clients over the next 20 years, and the board of directors even recommended he get promoted several times. But in the midst of all this success, the 2008 financial problems that began in the US made their way over to Switzerland and eventually the UBS branch where Baur worked was closed. Baur moved to Clariden Leu and looked to keep his banking career on track while there, but there were several things that changed his mind.

 

Mike Baur was starting to grow a bit tired of the shifts in the office, the Swiss government started putting more restrictions on who the bank could help with loans, and as the regulations grew Baur felt that the banks were starting to leave certain people out. So he retired from banking officially in 2014 and then began his plan to form a new business investment venture. Some other executives like Max Meister and Oliver Walzer also felt more could be done to make Switzerland a place where disruptive brands could take hold, and through partnerships with firms like the Goldback Group and Helvetia they gathered the seed funding for the SSUF. What Baur says he loves most about this job is not being in the office as much but actually being out and around the young people whose business ideas are always flowing. The SSUF has thus far brought hundreds of businesses out of its portfolio.

 

Dr. Sameer Jejurikar, The Surgeon With A Heart Of Gold

He won the Compassionate Doctor Award. To win the award is no mean feat.

 

More than 100 million Americans participate by reviewing the doctors who treat them. The doctor with the most number of positive reviews gets the award.

 

 

The doctor’s bedside manners are also considered when determining who gets the award.

 

 

After receiving this award, he was added to the Registry of Business Excellence. Out of more than eight hundred thousand doctors practicing in America, only about three percent are nominated for the awards.

 

 

His compassion is expressed in the charitable medical camps he participates in. One of them is the annual trip to Bangladesh where he works in collaboration with an organization, Smile Bangladesh, to treat children from needy families.

 

 

Sameer Jejurikar writes widely on different aesthetic plastic surgery procedures. He shares his knowledge with his peers on topics such as the safest way to carry out a procedure. He also advises them on what to do to minimize complications after a procedure.

 

 

Undoubtedly, he is among the most competent and experienced plastic surgeons in America. He is currently one of the most consulted plastic surgeons carrying out butt lift.

 

 

Sameer Jejurikar is affiliated with most major hospitals around Texas. He works well with hospitals like the Ennis Baylor University Surgicare, the Forest Park Medical Center and Health Presbyterian Hospital, Texas. He is also affiliated with the Medical Center of Baylor University.

 

 

He also accepts insurance cards such as the BCBS Texas Blue Choice, CIGNA HMO, Great West PPO and BCBS Blue Card PPO.

 

 

Betsy DeVos Knows How To Play The Political Game

Betsy DeVos may be a newbie in Washington, but when it comes to winning political fights, she is a seasoned veteran. Betsy is not afraid to get her hands dirty in the political arena, but she rarely does. She has the experience and the power to bring down her political opponents piece by calculated piece. She is a Trump supporter. But when Trump rescinded an Obama policy that gave transgender students the freedom to use school bathrooms that match their gender identity, she knew she was in a situation that needed her undivided attention. She immediately called a meeting with gay and transgender employees at the Education Department, so they knew what was coming. DeVos didn’t like the Trump move, but she didn’t show her disappointment when the news hit the media. Betsy let Trump know he was making a mistake in private, but in true Trumpian style, he didn’t care what she thought.

 

 

Betsy is a master politician and the people of Michigan know it. For years, DeVos gave the Republican Party a face and a mission. She and husband Dick, the Amway heir, are a power couple. Dick and Betsy are not afraid to put their money to good use for causes they believe in. Dick’s family may have a higher public profile than Betsy’s family, but make no mistake, the Price family has always been a force to reckon with in the automotive industry. Betsy developed a reputation as a strong competitor and relentless fighter in Michigan, and the state in better shape financially thanks to her determination and her money.

 

 

Michigan has more charter schools than any other state thanks, in part, to Betsy DeVos. She believes the public school system doesn’t work anymore. Her Education Department mission is to fix the school system by turning public schools into a charter school type system. Not all the charter schools in her home state are successful, however. There is mud in the water when it comes to the operation, parent participation, and education goals in some Michigan cities. In some cities, the charter school system breaks down because of social and economic issues. When the Michigan state legislature tried to pass a law that would create a system for creating new charter schools and close the under-performing schools with low test scores, she fought the legislation and won. The Great Lakes Education Project actually won that battle. Betsy DeVos is the founder of that organization, according to the New York Times.

 

 

Working in the Trump administration is not a long-term endeavor. and Betsy knows that. But she wants to make a difference in America’s school system while she is in Washington. In order to do that, Betsy is in one city after another talking about better education principles. One of those principles is getting parents involved in their children’s education through volunteer work, donations, and most of all, being aware of what their children are learning and doing. Betsy believes America’s public school curriculum is outdated and must change, in order for the United States to remain competitive in the global economic market going forward.

 

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