Monthly Archives: August 2015

Find A Bright Future with Town Residential

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Andrew Heiberger, founder and CEO of Town Residential shares his vision for the future. Mr. Heilberger is an accomplished entrepreneur specializing in real estate development. His track record includes Citi Habitats and Buttonwood Developments. His focus is now turned towards Town Residential a luxury sales and rental development firm. Town Residential has nine offices and over 500 licensed brokers on its staff. Town Residential’s success is due to Mr. Heilberger’s focus on service and transparency, he says, and he goes on to state that from himself on down to his service professionals, customer service is Town Residential’s number one priority. Regaining neighborhoods through redevelopment and the international allure of Manhattan make it prime real estate. The value of real estate may fluctuate up and down, but in the long run it will hold firm.

With over $958,754,849 in sales, Town Residential is a leader in Manhattan, and with about three billion dollars working on development projects, the future for Town Residential is bright. The Charles a unique condominium complex which overlooks Madison Square Garden is a masterpiece, and Town is setting industry standards with their Twenty Exchange, and ICON projects. In its quest to be a full service entity of NYC apartments for rent, Town Residential also offers a relocation service. Town has recently set its eyes on Florida and has joined forces with Fortune International Group and is offering luxury housing in southern Florida. Town Residential also offers luxury commercial real estate in New York with offerings throughout the city and surrounding area.

Town recently launched a social media campaign to bring its clients and service professional closer together. Mr. Heiberger believes in allowing innovation from his staff which gives them room to change with the ever shifting market, and he believes that a strong foundation and structure allows room for growth.

Hotel Guru Andy Wirth Builds Career with Many Jobs

Home | American Leaders | Hotel Guru Andy Wirth Builds Career with Many Jobs

Andy Wirth is a go getter who has had his hand in several industries from hotels to ski resorts and now he has also been elected as the new chair person in charge of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board. Wirth, who is also currently the Squaw Valley CEO, was appointed to the duty by the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitor’s Authority.

Hotel and Other Industries in Wirth’s BackgroundBesides this, Wirth, who was born in 1963, has worked in the hotel business for more than 25 years, as well as working in marketing and leader positions with the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation. Some of his other accomplishments include being the marketing officer and executive vice president at Intrawest in 2007 and three years later he was appointed as Squaw Valley’s CEO.
He has even held unusual jobs such as being a back country ranger in the Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as a ranger at the San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area, and a fireman with the Hot Shot Wild Land Fire Crew in New Mexico.

Wirth is involved in Community Service, Special Events

Wirth has always been active in the community and has several awards for his dedication and service. In fact, he was even a guest speaker at the Fall 2014 commencement ceremony at Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources.

Some of his achievements have been: the Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award, as well as the Steamboat Springs Business Leader of the Year Award and he got the Citizen of the Year award from Disabled Sports USA in 2014, as well as a Community Five Award.

He has even been involved with the Olympics, as in 2010, Wirth was involved with directing the sendoff for the Steamboat’s Olympic American Winter Olympic teams and did similar sendoffs parties in both 2002 and 2006.

Plus he is part of the Tahoe Fund “Founders Circle,” as well as supporting groups like the Humane Society, the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Community House, and the High Fives group, as well as McConkey Foundation, and the Girls on the Run Sierra Chapter, as well as the Truckee River Watershed Council.

 

How Spirituality Can Lead to a Newfound Success in the Business World

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The business world is often cast in a strange light within modern culture. There’s some things that nobody would think of doing to or with friends and neighbors which seem reasonable within a corporate boardroom. Sometimes this view of the business world is overly imaginative. But quite often the reality is that people can leave their morality at the door when they head into the office. The reasons people give can usually be summed up within the idea of success. People have to do what they have to do in order to keep a company afloat. And in keeping a company profitable they’re doing enough good to make up for any bad. However, there’s quite a bit of evidence that this isn’t the case. As more and more people with firm spiritual beliefs enter the business world something is becoming clear. A more spiritual outlook within a firm system of morality can actually be the best business strategy.

There’s quite a few examples of this. But one of the most obvious examples of recent time can be found with Joseph Bismark. Bismark is about as spiritual a man as it’s possible to imagine. He actually spent most of his youth within the halls of a monastic order. But when he was seventeen the young man decided to take the perspective he’d gained and move it into the corporate world. In doing so he’s reached to the very pinnacle of the industry. He’s on the board of directors of the QI Group. And part of his duties involve working with the RHYTHM foundation to help promote corporate social responsibility. Far from hindering Bismark’s rise up the corporate ladder, his adherence to inner spirituality actually propelled him upward within it.But what can one take from the story of Joseph Bismark or similar individuals? One of the most important things has to do with leadership. Monastic orders and similar spiritual institutions have always been able to accomplish amazing things. And part of that is because the people within it are following an appeal to be the kind of person they admire. A spiritual person embodies the things which people want to be. And people will usually act on those impulses when they see someone standing up and doing what’s right. Someone with a spiritual outlook, who puts his beliefs into practice, will quickly earn the respect and loyalty of coworkers. This respect will usually lead to a position of authority. And with that authority will come the ability to implement positive changes to foster further spiritual growth. Spiritual people within the workplace will usually be quickly rewarded with the ability to put more and more of it into practice. And in doing so the modern spiritual businessman can strengthen both the profitability of a company and its ability to grow over time.

New Ways To Lead

Rather than being controversial, implementing spirituality in the business world creates power. This command is not about controlling others or oneself but instead it is an internal quality to not judge others. It is the ultimate freedom.

When a business person leans towards spirituality they have an easier time when cultivating a process or plan and they naturally can inspire others without barking out a list of orders. Spirituality does not depend on the external elements of an organization but instead it is an individual concern as one lives each day of their life using their heart and goodness. Some individuals feel that having a belief in God is defining spirituality however this can consist of various forms to take. Deciding to be spiritual in life and work also varies according to each individual.

Businessman and spiritual intellect Joseph Bismark however has proved that it is indeed accomplishable to merge business with spirituality. He is the director for the QI Group of Companies and to this job he has brought with him the belief that anyone is capable of doing astonishing things. This innovative and inspiring leader has also mastered being a yoga instructor, martial arts and the art form of bonsai; he has always believed that healthy living is essential. Bismark also feels that spiritual development can be obtained by giving back to others. Having acquired a true sense of spirituality could be the reason why he brims of gratitude and optimism which he transfers to the complexities of the business world.

Joseph Bismark is one of the original founding directors of the QI Group and has also had a role with Qnet (a subsidiary of the company). He has driven Qnet to various heights of achievements, using his state-of-the-art ways and unbreakable spirit. Bismark put his mark on the business yet he held onto his spiritual nature to tackle global business issues, using the ashram teachings that he learned since childhood that assisted him in shaping an exceptional position for himself in the corporate world.

When one thinks of the world “business,” usually what is generated is a world that is controlling and hard, with decisions made strictly with money in mind. Naturally there is conflict when merging traditional business culture with spirituality, nevertheless spirituality is having a knowledge that life exists beyond a constricted, one-dimensional view. A lot of interest is being generated in this matter, primarily from individuals who have a spiritual working background and are curious to see if it could be conveyed into the work environment.

Digital Recognition of Real World Images

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Image recognition is a new and growing field in the digital world. It is a computer’s ability to recognize and understand an image taken of the real world. The technology is applied by security and surveillance systems, traffic cameras taking pictures of license plates, search engines, and software providing product identification.

Traditionally, image recognition was used to identify characters or individual items in a photo, such as text or a type of car. More recently, the field has grown and advanced even further, allowing image recognition software to be able to describe an entire image, such as a group of children playing soccer on a grass field. The software involves two processes, the first being the actual recognition of an image and the second being communicating that image through text. The newest image recognition software is able to learn as it operates, meaning it relies somewhat on the feedback of users and designers and only gets more effective as it goes.

For Google, this means increasingly accurate image search options. For example, if someone searches “9 kittens wearing bowties in a crib” today, the search result is likely to portray a variety of cat-related images, but likely nothing so specific. As image recognition technology improves, the search engine becomes more likely to give exactly what a person is looking for, assuming such an image actually exists. It also means the same process can be utilized in reverse. Someone can now upload an image to Google, and have the search engine come up with results describing where that image came from, why it was taken, or what its significance is.

Perhaps a more practical approach to the use of the technology is Slyce’s visual search., a company which uses image recognition to help customers identify products they like. This way, if a customer sees a stranger wearing a pair of boots that might look better on themselves, they can snap a picture, and Slyce will identify the boots and wear to find a similar pair.

Image recognition certainly has many other far reaching implications as well, many of which we may not yet realize. Many of us are familiar with how Facebook learns to recognize specific faces, but what if that technology could one day be applied to help find missing persons in the real world? This is likely just the beginning for an exciting and growing field.