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What it Takes to Be a Leader According to Vijay Eswaran

Many people who want to be leaders do not have what it takes to be leaders. As a matter of fact, it is the one who wants to be the leader the most who does not have the necessary qualities for leadership. Fortunately, these qualities can be developed. When people develop these qualities, they will find that people are more willing to follow them. It is almost like they develop a magnetism about them. Vijay Eswaran knows about the qualities that will make someone a leader that others will want to get behind. He writes about them in the various pieces of content he releases.

Among the traits of effective leadership that Vijay Eswaran writes about is care. One thing that can get people wanting to follow a leader is knowing that he cares about them. Leaders that do not care about anyone but themselves are going to find it a little harder to get people to follow them. As a matter of fact, they may find it hard to get the respect that is required for people to follow them in the way that they want to be followed. Fortunately, Vijay has figured out how to care about the people he leads.

One part of caring is that he is willing to help people learn how to be independent. He not only has the qualities that make him a good leader, but he also has the will to help people develop these qualities in themselves. He is not trying to be exclusive in what he is doing. He wants to create a world of people that is willing to help others and serve others. This is one of the reasons that his business is thriving. He shows people that he cares about them and wants them to have the best possible life.

Kerrisdale’s Sahm Adrangi’s latest expose

Kerrisdale Capital has recently published a not so positive report on Eastman Kodak Company. The report insinuates that Kodak suffers poor fundamentals and unsustainable capital structure which it tried to cover by announcing a partnership with blockchain enabled image licensing platforms and photo-centric cryptocurrency. Kerrisdale published and posted the report on its official website and is also presented the report on a conference call. Kerrisdale stands to profit if Kodak’s share price and capital drops. Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC is a company that deals with investment management and is headed by Sahm Adrangi. Read more at about Sahm Adrangi.

Sahm Adrangi founded Kerrisdale Capital Management in 2009 and has been its Chief Investments officer since then. He has also had to play an important part in the firm’s development since then, leading the company from a mere one million dollars during its launch to a hundred and fifty million dollars under its management currently.

Sahm Adrangi is famed for his short selling and publishing research and came to the lime lite when he exposed fraudulent Chinese companies back in 2010 and 2011. A good number of the companies that he targeted became subject to legal action from the commission of exchange and securities. His researchers at Kerrisdale focus majorly on the telecommunications sector, having shared research on companies in the sector such as Globalstar. Kerrisdale also focuses on the biotechnology sector, publishing reports on companies like Sage Therapeutics and Zafgen among others. Its final sector of expertise and focus is the mining sector. Adrangi, through Kerrisdale, has published research on mining prospects and market valuations of several mining and resource companies. Kerrisdale carries out research on such companies and exposes weaknesses in their endeavors in articles, reports, presentations and at times webcasts.



Other than his work in research, Sahm Adrangi also takes port in several philanthropic activities and is an active investor. He is also a public speaker having spoken in several conferences and is also a publisher of numerous journals like the New York Times and the Washington Post among many others. Having started his career in the finance field, Mr. Adrangi has grown in his current field of expertise and become a force to be reckoned with. Follow Sahm Adrangi on Linkedin.

The Legendary Malcolm CasSelle

Malcolm CasSelle is the international leader in sales of in-game virtual assets. He is the CIO of OPSkins, which is also the number one bitcoin merchant on the planet. With a global following of users, the entire company became a prime candidate in terms of market size and user demand for a decentralized protocol. There were many boundaries to the capabilities of the centralized technology. This made a decentralized marketplace for virtual assets.

The company of OPSkins are currently launching a new block chain platform for all virtual asset trading. This block chain platform is called WAX (Worldwide Asset eXchange). WAX is a P2P marketplace for all virtual asset trading. WAX allow sellers and buyers to trade with one another. WAX solved two of the biggest problems with virtual asset markets, fragmentation and fraud. They provided a global marketplace that was specialized to provide the most ideal virtual asset trading for users’ experience.

Malcolm CasSelle is now the President of WAX and CIO of OPSkins; they both are the number one marketplace for buying and selling items from online video game.s Previously, he was the President and CTO of tronc, where he oversaw rapid growth properties leveraging digital assets. He also was the Senior Vice President and CEO of Digital Media at Seachange Int’l. He also was the CEO of his company Timeline Labs. He was promoted with all those positions over the years of 1998 and 2002. On Malcolm’s AngelList account, he states, “I played a founding role in the startup team, taking the company from private startup in 1998 (the fourth person at the company) through the public offering in 2000 and raising more than $4 billion in equity financing. After the fund raising, I was instrumental in building the broadband product offerings and driving M&A as well as strategic investments. Duties included creating the business plan, product prototypes, partnership road map and growth strategies.” It was the longest he ever stuck with a company.

Malcolm also led startups in the digital industry which includes MediaPass. Media Pass is a leading digital subscription solution to many major media companies. He has also been an investor in major companies such as Facebook and Zynga. Earlier in his career, he was the co-founder of PCCW, which is a trading telecom based in Hong Kong. PCCW is currently valued at 35 billion dollars. He raised billions for PCCW’s public offering and hundreds of million for other private transactions. Some might say he’s definitely a legend.

The RealReal is ready to expand

The RealReal is a high-end resale company for women, men and home company based in San Francisco. The RealReal, the most-funded online luxury resale startup, employs about 800 people and has several offices around the world including San Francisco, New York and LA. The company has 7 million members internationally, although it’s unclear how they are broken down between buyers and sellers. CEO of The RealReal, Julie Wainwright, told for every four buyers there is one consignor and half of the companies consignors are actually customers. After The RealReal had great success with their pop up shop in New York where the company generated $2 million in sales, the company is motivated to branch out more offline by opening more pop up shops.

The RealReal claims 2018 as “the year of the pop up”, according to the company’s director of marketing, Allison Sommer. “These shops help to build awareness in new markets that lives on when the pop up is gone.” Hoping to follow past pop up success, The RealReal opened a pop up shop in Las Vegas which will stay open until April 15. The company plans to open more pop up shops throughout the year across the United States. To create their vision according to Julie Wainwright, The RealReal was able to gain $173 million in funding to be able to open these pop up shops.

Allison Sommer also believes that consumers today are more attracted to the experience, and relying solely on the merchandise won’t be enough. “For an audience that’s not inundated with Soho-style, cutting-edge shopping options, it’s even more exciting to visit these spaces,” said Sommer. Not only is The RealReal particular about the location detail but they also heavily vet their sales associates. Summer goes on to state, “We are really deliberate when we’re hiring to not just go for former store associates who are all about commission”.

To gain more traffic, there will be private shopping events for VIP customers and educational workshops such as “How to Value a Diamond” and “The History of Chanel”, similarly to what was done in the New York pop up shop.