There’s still a lot of information that can be learned about Richard Liu Qiangdong. This is one of the reasons why he decided to give an interview to Weforum.org about his own past and the growth of JD.com. In 1996, Richard Liu Qiangdong graduated from Renmin University of China. His time there had not been completely successful. Richard Liu had attempted to start a restaurant, but it soon failed because as a student he did not have enough time to devote to it. This was a massive failure for his family and himself. He lost money and went into debt.

Eventually, Richard Liu Qiangdong needed to find a way to make ends meet. He had accepted sole responsibility for the survival of his family and his grandmother needed medication. This is when he decided to start a technology company in 1998 entitled Jingdong Mall. When David Rubenstein asked him about where he got that name from Richard Liu painstakingly volunteers that it was a culmination of his then girlfriend’s name and his own. This may be why the company is now simply known as JD.com after they switch to the world of online retail.

JD.com needed to come into existence in 2005 because SARS had become a major concern for the Chinese population. There were many people contracting the disease and it created a lot of fear about going out and doing simple activities like shopping. If Richard Liu did not do something to preserve his business, then it would have gone under that year. His quick thinking in the situation is why JD.com came into existence. He knew that the online retail market was heating up but he did not know that it had a dire need for companies that produced honest products. While JD.com is not a direct manufacturer of anything, they do put a lot of work into the authentication of the products that they offer. Richard Liu Qiangdong tells Weforum.org that he believes this is one of the reasons why JD.com did so well in those early days. They instilled a sense of confidence in their customers that was not apparent in the landscape at the time.

His LinkedIn Profile: https://cn.linkedin.com/in/qiangdong-liu-53423bb0

One of the most lucrative businesses in the country, which most people never give a second thought to, is the home improvement sector. With more than $410 billion per year in total revenues across all aspects of the industry, the home improvement and repair industry ranks as one of the largest in the country, on the same scale as car sales, petroleum and medicine.

But the industry gets a surprisingly little amount of attention. This may be due, in part, to the fact that it isn’t as dynamic and interesting as some other huge-money industries. However, some very large fortunes have been made in this age-old business. One example of that is the incredible rise of David Zalik and his company, GreenSky Credit.

Spotting value where no one else can

Zalik’s great insight came when he was working as a financial consultant for a number of home improvement businesses. He spotted a leak in their business model that he instantly recognized to be so huge that it was difficult for Zalik to believe that no one else had ever tried to address it.

Many home improvement customers were coming into stores or calling contractors to get estimates on major home improvement projects, only to find out that their own ideas of what the projects would ultimately cost were so far short of the true estimates that they simply abandoned the projects outright.

Zalik saw as this phenomenon played out over and over, costing these home improvement retailers and contractors billions of dollars each year in lost deals. But Zalik noticed another recurring theme. The people trying to complete these projects were almost invariably top-end borrowers, meaning that they would be eligible for loans up to almost any limit. Zalik knew that if he could create a business, GreenSky Credit, that could offer instant point-of-sale loans to these customers, billions of dollars in additional jobs and sales would materialize.

This was the idea behind GreenSky. And Zalik quickly proved it to be a good one. Today, GreenSky Credit is doing billions of dollars in new loans each year and the company is worth an amount estimated at more than $5 billion.

https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/greensky

Credentialed, compassionate, and competent, Dr. Eric Forsthoefel is the quintessential physician. Armed with six years of industry experience, Dr. Forsthoefel is an Emergency Medicine Specialist dedicated to providing the best course of action for his otherwise malady-ridden patients. No doubt well versed in his field, Forsthoefel pursued higher education from the Louisiana State University School Of Medicine, from which he graduated in 2012 with honors. What’s more, he earned his Florida state medical license, Louisiana state medical license, and received his credentials from the American Board Of Emergency Medicine. A cultivated individual through and through, Forsthoefel intimate knowledge of critical care makes him wholly qualified to oversee operations.

In fact, he does just that at the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Hospital. Though Forsthoefel may be considered a novice in his domain, in the six years he’s been practicing, Forsthoefel impacted the lives of many. Of course, he hasn’t won the affections of every patient he’s encountered, but the majority of his testimonials are emphatically positive. During this last flu season, one patient in particular commended Forsthoefel for his prompt and diligent care, stating that he “went above and beyond expectations” to deliver nothing less than “patience and helpfulness.” This patient capped off their glowing review by stating that they were relieved to have someone like Dr. Forsthoefel by their bedside as potentially high-risk matters unfolded.

With that said, Forsthoefel makes his patients the focal point, ensuring that their needs are tended to promptly and efficiently. Though Dr. Forsthoefel’s skill is emergency medicine, the diverse experiences he’s undergone in his profession have made him well-equipped to handle any situation. Having said that, it’s no wonder Forsthoefel’s earned such high ratings across the board. What’s more, Forsthoefel speaks both English and Spanish. Fortunately, being bilingual gives him a leg up on the competition, for Forsthoefel can cater to a broader spectrum of patients. Presently, Dr. Eric Forsthoefel continues to serve at the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Hospital, aiding different doctors from varying medical groups on an as-needed basis.

 

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