Luiz Carlos Trabuco And Lazaro Brandao Share Much Of A Common Vision

Lazaro Brandao, the inveterate financier that has been the acting chairman of Grupo Bradesco since 1990, has recently announced that he will be retiring, effective in the next few weeks. The 91 year old banker has been with Bradesco since 1943, the first year of the bank’s operation, when he joined at the age of just 16 years old.

Brandao is slated to be succeeded by the current CEO of the firm, Luiz Carlos Trabuco, himself a lifelong company man for Bradesco. Trabuco will be tasked with naming his successor by March of 2018, a move that many anticipate will involve recruiting from within the ranks of the corporation itself.

Trabuco and Brandao see eye-to-eye on technology

With more than 27 million active retail banking customers and over 5,000 branches, Bradesco is the largest bank in Brazil in terms of retail banking. Still, more than 13 million of these customers, nearly half of the bank’s customer base, are not connected to the internet or cannot use basic online banking platforms.

Both Trabuco and Brandao have identified bringing this group online as one of the major challenges that the bank will face in the near-term future. Both men view the task of bringing technological literacy to their customers not just as a means of ensuring higher profits but also as a civic duty, helping to continue the development of the human capital of Brazil. Trabuco has not made specific statements as to how the bank plans on ensuring that all of these customers have access to internet banking facilities. But some close to the decision makers say that, with the recent proliferation of cellular towers across Brazil, the bank may be planning on engaging in a drive to get cellular devices into the hands of all of the 13 million customers who are unable to connect online. If true, this would represent one of the largest public works projects the company has ever undertaken, and it would be an unprecedented move in Brazilian economy, which normally does not take on development in such a proactive manner.

As Brandao departs, questions remain

Brandao is more than merely a chairman on a large bank. For the shareholders, employees and customers of Bradesco, he occupies a role not dissimilar to that held by Warren Buffet. He is one part businessman, one part father figure and one part oracle.

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Given the fact that he has been with the company for more than 75 years and has overseen the period of its greatest success, it comes as little surprise that, even as the nonagenarian approaches his mid-90s, there are some stakeholders who view his exit with nervous gazes. Some feel that the departure of the man who oversaw a 300-fold increase in the stock price over 20 years represents the exit of a legend without replacement.

But Brandao himself has assured stakeholders that Trabuco is the right man for the job. Although Trabuco himself had a somewhat spotty record as CEO, the two men see very much eye-to-eye on a large spectrum of issues. And they both view the role of the bank as being equally to create value for shareholders, customers and Brazil at large.

Perhaps, the bigger question will be who will ultimately replace Trabuco. Although seven possible candidates have been floated as possible replacements, one name, that of Mauricio Minas, has come up, again and again, as the way the smart money is betting. Minas, who is a 57 year old information technology officer with the bank, has a long list of significant achievements under his belt, including the development of Next, the bank’s highly touted online banking platform.

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Vijay Eswaran Urges Graduates To Consider Job Creation And Not Just Job Seekers

QI Group executive chairman Vijay Eswaran seeks to change the way that recent college graduates view their futures in the work force.

Vijay believes that students that attend institutes of higher learning to think of themselves as job creators more so than job seekers. Vijay says it is conservative thinking that has caused students to think first of working for someone else versus blazing their own past in their quest for work. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://twitter.com/vjayeswaran?lang=en

Vijay also believes that it of utmost importance that students become inspired to become creators of employment for others. Recently Vijay Eswaran took a moment to elaborate on his stance.

What Is Your Message To New Graduates Entering The Work Force For First Time

We have historically been content with being exclusively job seekers and have settled to being locked in the job search cycle.

Other nations such as the Chinese, Japanese, and South Koreans are willing to gain experience first but are intent on being their own boss and have others perform duties for them. Read more: Vijay Eswaran | Professional Profile – LinkedIn

What Should First-Time Job Seekers Look For In Their First Job

Only consider positions that match your qualifications. Whether to work for an established company or a start-up is a personal choice. Both environments should be carefully evaluated for pros and cons. Make the choice that best fits your personality.

Students should remember that no one has it easy and their will be challenges on either side of the fence. Remember, it is important to learn the various stages of the business cycle from both the corporate and start-up side.

What Is The Main Difference When Opting For The Start-Up

The start-up calls for the student to become adept at being both a leader and a team member. You must think for self and develop ideas. Once ideas are developed you have to see them to the end. There is very little delegation with the start-up. This I enjoy.

Any Final Thoughts

In the end. Neither way is better than the other. The road an individual chooses should reflect his personality, needs, and work style. Consider these factors and choose the career path best for you.

Learn more about Vijay Eswaran:

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Sawyer Howitt Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs

Many young people between the ages of 20 to 30 have been noted to start their businesses. Sawyer Howitt is a millennial entrepreneur who is knowledgeable about operating businesses. Sawyer serves as a project manager at Meriwether Group, business firm. At Meriwether Group, Howitt’s significant roles include the evolution of commerce, managing finances and improving the technology in business.

The young entrepreneur is a graduate of Lincoln High School in Portland looking forward to joining the University of California, Berkeley Campus to undertake an entrepreneurial finance degree. With young people entering the business globe, there are challenges they face in the workplace. Therefore Sawyer Howitt recently wrote about guides that a young entrepreneur could use to grow their business successfully or at work.

Having the confidence to speak up is what Sawyer recommends. Lack of confidence can be triggered by the thought of lack of experience, and therefore, Sawyer advises expression of your skills even when your competitors are older. Mostly young employees are overlooked, and older ones are favored because they seem experienced. This obstacle should not oppress more budding entrepreneurs.

Moreover, Sawyer Howitt believes in proof. Therefore as a young employee or entrepreneur, when given a chance always work hard and deliver services fully so as clients or an employer will gain trust. Also, admitting area of weaknesses is another guide by Sawyer. No one is perfect, and thus this will help you consult for further development succeeding more in the business. https://soundcloud.com/sawyerhowitt

Also, be up to date on your history. As an employee, older ones tend to be selected for a project because they are knowledgeable about history and know what the world requires at a particular time. In companies, those ran by adults are chosen by clients because of the knowledge of history. As a young entrepreneur with this knowledge, your business will grow as you will also get significant projects. Also, Sawyer advises young entrepreneurs to be persistent and support ideas to the latter. Moreover, stay focused on the benefits of the youth from your business and stick to your end goals. Sawyer Howitt hopes the number of millennials in the business globe will grow.

 

Living In Two Worlds

Unlike the United Kingdom, Israel is a young nation. For the entire period of its existence, Israel has not had the much productive relationship it has had Britain the last four years. In that small time frame, trade between the two countries has more than doubled.

The drastic diplomatic growth can be attributed to one individual without any fear of contradiction, British born Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub. Both countries acknowledge that the open-minded diplomat has been critical to the Golden Era, the term used to refer to his four-year tenure as the Israeli envoy to the Court of St. James.

When the ambassador first presented himself to the queen of England, her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, he clad Jewish regalia. He humbled himself before her and answered her questions objectively, yet wittily too.

He assured her that his birth in her country did not present a conflict of interest but rather the motivation to bring the two nations together.

Daniel Taub delivered on the promise, the same promise he made to his native and legal country. He deliberated for the continued partnership of the two countries and saw the two nation’s interdependence solidify in terms of trade, socialization, and cultural exchange.

The two countries confirmed that over 300 Israeli businesses were established in the United Kingdom during the Golden Era which also nurtured bilateral trade to reach an all-time annual high of seven billion dollars during Daniel Taub’s last year as Ambassador.

Despite his excellent performance, Taub went through trying times as ambassador. He had to endure anti-Israeli sentiments which came up numerously without reacting undiplomatically. The biggest student union in Britain voted to support a boycott of Israel and tension rose in the higher institutions of learning.

Taub had to demand sobriety and assertiveness of University Administrators whom he expected to cultivate inclusiveness in their institutions.

He wrote to them asserting that he expected that individuals within the Universities should feel confident to make pro-Israeli sentiments without fear of discrimination and bullying.

His other significant obstacle was Bradford’s Member of Parliament, the racist George Galloway. The politician declared his constituency an ‘Israel free zone.’ Shortly after making the abrasive and offensive statement, Daniel Taub visited Bradford in defiance. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.daniel-taub.com/

During his visit, Taub visited several local churches and even graced a few social events. He claimed that the people of Bradford invited him to their constituency in a spirited effort to dissuade him from believing what Galloway has stated about them being against Israel. He then explained that he was pleased to witness first hand that Bradford constituents were not as racist as their representative.