YPO Southeast U.S. and Caribbean

Global IPO Slowdown Continues as Unicorns Provide Confidence

Ongoing geopolitical uncertainties and trade issues continue to dampen investor enthusiasm, resulting in the number of IPOs in the first nine months of 2018 (YTD 2018) falling to 1,000 globally, per the quarterly ‘Global IPO Trends: Q3 2018’ report published by EY, YPO’s global strategic learning advisor. This is an 18 percent decrease from YTD…

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Episode 89: Wes Palmisano (Palmisano), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

YPO member Wesley Palmisano is a third-generation entrepreneur in a construction business based in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. After graduating at the top of his class at Louisiana State University in just three years, Wes ventured out on his own, working for a commercial construction company and learning another side of the business. But when Hurricane…

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Episode 85: Wayne Naidoo (DUKE.), Cape Town, South Africa

As an Indian growing up in South Africa during the apartheid era, and living through the post-apartheid transition in the 1990s, YPO member Wayne Naidoo never felt like he fit in. After finishing school, Wayne had found marketing, and he was hooked. Wayne started in the industry as a marketing assistant and spent 15 years…

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Invest in Inexperience to Solve The Global Leadership Crisis

In a tumultuous world grappling with serious challenges in practically every domain, from violence and intolerance, to climate degradation, poverty, systemic inequality, and a global leadership crisis, it has become self-evident that we need to renew and expand our efforts to have a positive impact, rather than a destructive one, on the world around us.…

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Episode 88: David Levine (NuGo Nutrition), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

After getting a communication degree at Syracuse and a MBA at Duquesne University, YPO member David Levine started his career in radio production with CBS Radio, but his stomach growled for more. His hunger for healthy living and good food led him to begin experimenting with recipes in his kitchen. Eventually, David took the plunge, quitting his…

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Revamping Reddit’s Digital Business

Reddit bridges connections between people from all over the world. More than 300 hundred million people use its site daily for information, ratings, discussion and appreciation. This massive conversation starter where “redditors,” as they’re called, can share news and content or comment is designed ”to create belonging in the world,” says YPO member and Chief Operating…

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Learning How to Dream

Following the massive earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015, YPO member, CEO and Co-Founder of Special Aerospace Services LLC  Heather Bulk and her husband Tim wanted to help children there regain a sense of normalcy and opportunity. When Pemba Sherpa, owner of Sherpa’s Restaurant in Boulder, Colorado, USA, told them about a remote primary school in Charikot,…

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Create Purpose and Business will Follow

Each year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) invites 100 of world’s most promising artists, business leaders and social entrepreneurs to join the World Economic Forum’s community of Young Global Leaders (YGL), a community and five-year program that helps them connect and develop as global leaders. One of this year’s nominated leaders is YPO member Riad Armanious. In…

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Attract and Retain Talent by Leveraging the Crowd

By Debby Carreau, CEO and Founder of Inspired HR and Inspired Workplace Traditional ways of attracting talent no longer work in a world where millennials are the majority of the workforce and the average person will hold 10 jobs by the time they reach their 30th birthday. Navigating this as an employer is even further complicated by…

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