Story about Chris and Nihi Sumba Island

The Nihi Sumba Resort located on the Sumba Island in Bali, Indonesia is ranked one of the best hotels in the world for the travelers.

Christopher Burch is the CEO of New York-based company Burch Creative Capital, who raised the resort in 2015 and many other companies including Jawbone, Voss water and Poppin.

History of Island

The land that accommodates over 600,000 people, Sumba Island is formerly known as Sandalwood is twice the size of Bali. The Island was first discovered in 1988 by Claude and Petra Graves. Learn more about Jeremiah Goldstein:

The Graves dreamed about the formation of the ‘Nihiwatu’ resort. When Chris Burch came to know about the Graves, he teamed up with James McBride, President of YTL Hotels for a trip to the remote island. Later, they decided to open a five-star resort to create a positive impact and to preserve the rich heritage of Sumbanese people.

The Island Life

Chris has made Sumba Resort the largest employer by employing 98% of its staff from nearby localities and eliminating poverty on the island.

Burch’s goal is to improve the lifestyle of families living thereby providing them clean water and safe environment as all the money is donated for the cause to create a better world. Read more: Jeremiah Goldstein Hosts Wine Dinner Supporting Fountain House and Exclusive NYC Wine Dinners Hosted by Attorney Jeremy Goldstein | PR Newswire

About Christopher Burch

Chris has nearly 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur, and he believes in creating better opportunities for the striving entrepreneurs by funding them with the resources and sharing the required knowledge.

The Private Investment Company, Burch Creative Capital, owned by Chris includes both domestic and international real estate investments. Burch has also collaborated with Ellen DeGeneres to launch the lifestyle brand ‘ED’ in 2014

Also, the Marapu Island or Nihi Sumba Island acquired by James and Burch has become a popular destination for tourism and has been voted as #1 Hotel in the world in 2016 and 2017 by the tourists.

Alastair Borthwick Took What Life Offered and Made the Best of It

The life passions of some can often change the world. Alastair left the world with the gift of his rare talent for writing. He left two fortuitous literary works that revealed the love for hiking the Scottish highlands, and another that chronicled the events nearing the end of the Second World War. Always a Little Further surfaced in 1939, and provided an account of the joys of rock climbing in the Scottish highlands.

The world caught on and Scotland eventually became a destination for hikers. His book provided a solution for stressful living. He wrote Sans Peur in 1946, which contributed to an insightful understanding of events nearing the end of World War II (ChronicleWeek). He received great acclaim for both literary works.

Alastair Borthwick began his writing career working for the Daily Mirror in 1935. After working there for a year, he left and eventually ended up at the BBC. He contributed radio broadcasting discussing outdoor-related topics about Scotland. He had a way with the spoken word, and read scripts in a completely natural way that appealed to listeners.

Alastair Brothwick worked at the New Chronicle and wrote a weekly column. He went on to work for Grampian TV where he scripted programs on a variety of subjects. One his favorite program was a thirteen-part series about a Scottish soldier and his time with the Scottish infantry regiments. Alastair told the story from a soldier’s point of view.

As a captain during the war, he served mostly in Western Desert, Europe, and Sicily. He was an intelligence officer and recounts the daring exploit of leading 600 men, single file,through German enemy lines in open country. The Germans woke to discover the Seaforth Highlanders had flanked them from behind. Alastair Borthwick, like millions of people in his day, made the most of what life offered. As such, he lived life nobly.

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SoftBank And Fortress: Acquisitions And Excellence

One of the best performing investment management companies that is based in New York City is the Fortress Investment Group – this investment group was first founded in 1998 by three key people: Wes Edens, Rob Kauffman and Randal Nardone. They are located in 1345 Avenue of the Americas New York City and they are an investment management firm that is focused on credit liquid markets, private equity, and traditional asset management.

Recently, the Soft Bank Group Corporation has completed and accomplished their ongoing merger for the acquisition of the Fortress Investment Group LLC for a total of 3.3 billion dollars in cold cash. Right after the closing of the transaction, the Soft Bank Group and all its owned assets now owns all outstanding shares of the Fortress Investment Group. The completion of this merger is predeceased by a completion and satisfaction of the set conditions that were coming to the end of the transaction – and it was duly signed by the Fortress Group by July of 2017.

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Right after the acquisition was closed, each of the shares of Class A funds of Fortress are going to be converted into the rights of Soft Bank Group for 8.08 dollars per share in cold cash. The Fortress Investment Group, even if they were newly acquired by the merger of Soft Bank Group, the Fortress Company will still operate as an independent business that is still headquartered and based in New York. The key people of Fortress Group are still going to continue to be the leaders of the company and the Soft Bank Group will still be committed and loyal to maintaining the existing business model of Fortress – and they will respect the brand, the employee, the workforce, the work environment, and the culture that has been instilled in the Fortress Group because these were the elements that have lead them to success.

The acquisition of Soft Bank Group on the Fortress group will be a sure success – the combination and corroboration of these two giant companies are sure to work together like a well-oiled machine and will propel towards success and excellence in their industries.

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Hussain Sajwani, the DAMAC Owner, Dreams the Best for his Company

Hussain Sajwani was born in Sharjah, UAE from a humble family where his father was a retail shopkeeper selling watches, pens, shirts and other goods he imported from China. In his early age, Hussain Sajwani portrayed great abilities in both school and extra curriculum activities. He won a government scholarship to the University of Washington where he studied Industrial Engineering and Economics.

After graduating, he got a job in Abu Dhabi Gas Industries in the finance department. After working for two years, Hussain began his catering venture, currently know us Global Logistics Services offering services to a different group of customers including the US military and Bechtel. In 2012, Hussain Sajwani founded DAMAC Properties, a property development company in major cities of the world.

In 2017, Forbes named DAMAC Properties the top growing international company based on the compound annual growth rate of revenues from 2013 to 2016. Hussain Sajwani, the DAMAC owner according to Forbes 2018 report he was the 4th wealthiest Arab with a net worth of $4.1 billion.

Sajwani is a close friend to the US President, Donald Triumph where rumors have it that the two have a plan to collaborate in establishing a Golf Course in Dubai. In a recent interview of Hussain with Bloomberg, he spoke in favor of the US President`s tough stance on trade with China. He admitted that regardless of his close ties with Triumph he has no any interest in US policy.

Despite stock slump last year, DAMAC Owner Hussain Sajwani has remained determined through strategizing different plans to keep the company on top. According to Hussain Sajwani, the current loss of market value is a usual thing, and it’s a typical graph for any business. A business person shouldn’t be only focused on the profit, but instead, the focus should be distributed in other things like adding more members to your team.

Hussain Sajwani believes that in two years to come the market will reawaken as the government has formulated visa law which appears favorable to business people. Also, the 2020 Dubai expo is expected to boost further and expose property owners who will benefit from increased infrastructure spending in the country.

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