Monthly Archives: August 2017

Sujit Choudhry’s Advice to Transitional Democracies

Discussing the semi-presidential system of governance that operates in Ukraine with other constitutional experts, Sujit Choudhry stated that Ukraine has not yet achieved a stable democratic system. This team noted that Ukraine has been facing quite a number of constitutional challenges of late. The instability in Ukraine is caused by among other things, the legislature electoral arrangement, weak political parties and the presidency power. Present in this discussion were Thomas Sidelius of Dalarna University, Sumit Bisarya who is an International IDEA, and Vladimir Vasilenko, a representative of Human Rights from Ukraine among other people.

Having been in several countries and observed different constitutional processes, Sujit Choudhry is truly experienced in this field. This roundtable discussion also highlighted how transitional democracies had been part of constitutional making decisions. Sujit Choudhry indicated that it was important for the constitutional thought leaders to consider policy based options to support constitutional reform processes. The Center of Constitutional Transitions is directly responsible for initiating and championing knowledge that supports constitutional building. This it does by gathering and directing an international group of experts that are charged with the responsibility of generating evidence-based policy options.   Read more insights from him on this article on

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is rightfully described as the University of California’s I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law. He commands authority internationally when it comes to comparative politics and constitutional law. Professor Choudhry brings together a wide-ranging research agenda with an extensive experience in matters to do with the constitutional building. He is well vast with constitutional matters in such countries like Nepal, Ukraine, Jordan, Sri Lanka, Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia, and Libya. Sujit Choudhry has lectured or given a speech in nearly 25 countries.   More to read on

This professor serves at the Center for Constitutional Transitions as its director. This organization is responsible for generating and mobilizing knowledge to support constitutional building. It does this through gathering and leading various international networks of professionals to do thematic research projects that provide evidence-based policy alternatives to the practitioners. To this day, more than 50 professionals from over 25 countries have worked with the Center for Constitutional Transitions. For his recent timeline activities, check on this. Some of its partners are global think tanks, NGOs, and a network of multilateral organizations.  For update on his latest work, check on

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Anthony Petrello is Happy About Nabors Industries Acquisition of Tesco Corp

News of Nabors Industries acquisition of Tesco Corp has really shook up the industry. Tesco Corp is one of Houston’s most successful oil field services companies. Nabors Industries is an oil and gas drilling company. Although Nabors is based in Bermuda its main offices are located in Houston. The deal was an all stock transaction. The deal is still incomplete at this time but is expected to be completed later in the year. There is some pressure on Tesco to close the deal before next year since Tesco will owe Nabors $8 million if it isn’t closed by Feb. 14, 2018. Because of the nature of acquisition Tesco shareholders will own about 10 percent of Nabors shares.

The deal could be a match made in heaven for both companies. Tesco, being a provider of technology-based solutions for the upstream energy industry, could blend nicely with Nabors land based drilling rig fleet. Nabors also provides offshore platform rigs, directional drilling services and performance tools. Nabors has been collaborating a lot lately, partnering with Saudi Aramco and Weatherford International Ltd.

Nabors chairman, president, and CEO Anthony Petrello is very happy with the acquisition. He believes it will contribute a significant boost to a strategy Anthony Petrello’s already developing.

About Anthony Petrello

Anthony Petrello is the Chairman and CEO of Nabors Industries Ltd.He is the leading CEO in the country. He got his start with the Baker and Mckenzie law firm nearly 40 years ago. He stayed with the firm for 12 years and even was promoted to Managing Partner after 7 years.

Petrello is a Newark, New Jersey native. He started from humble beginnings and exceeded all expectations. Raised in an Italian working class family he understood hard work all too well. Because of this he thinks he had an edge on his competitors in the business.

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Rocketship Education is a non- profit network of public charter schools that work with community organizations and other stakeholders in the education sector to provide quality public education to San Jose’s low-income children and English language learners.

Their first school was launched in 2007 in San Jose, California and since then they have 25 schools serving the low-income members of the society. The chain of charter schools is headed by Preston Smith who is the CEO and co-founder.

Rocketship Education is known for their involvement of parents in running of all their schools. Unlike other public schools, Rocketship partners with the parents and caregivers and students are given personal attention. The children of low-income earners are therefore able to enjoy quality education regardless of their low status in the society.

Rocketship has continued to attract attention from many people which have seen many parents campaign for the establishment of more of their schools. In fact, they involve the parents in selecting the teachers to teach their children. Unlike many schools where parents have no idea of the teachers who will be attending to their children when school open, parents in Rocketship Education participate as panelists in jobs interviews for hiring the teachers.

Prior to the interviews, three to six parents undergo a training that prepares them for the interviews. Community meetings are also held to enable the parents to meet the job finalists. According to Preston Smith, parents’ participation has always been the core of their program. Their personalized and blended form of learning is something that has put the school into the spotlight.

The involvement of parents in running the schools ensures that there are hardly any disagreements between the parents and school leadership. This involvement promotes good relationships while at the same time enhances smooth running of the schools.

Rocketship Education is guided by five values, four of which are shared by all their schools while the fifth one is left for the parents and teachers to come up with in their school. The four are respect, responsibility, empathy, and persistence.


Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero Brought Success to Grupo Televisa

While Grupo Televisa has always been a successful company, they have often struggled with the leadership that they had. This is what Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero wanted to do to make sure that it would be better and that things would improve. He knew the right way to run a company and he also knew that he would be able to make things better for people who were working on different things. It was something that Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero knew a lot about and something that he was confident in with the different things that he practiced. While Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero has always been committed to making Grupo Televisa better, he also knew that the company would be able to grow only if he was working hard enough for it. He saw that they sometimes struggled and that the company had to make choices on different things that they were doing no matter what was going on so he tried to bring these changes to it.

For Grupo Televisa, it was important that Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero knew what he was doing. The company was already successful and the wrong move by Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero could have ruined that success, but he knew what he needed to do and also knew that things would get better no matter what he was doing in different areas. For Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero to be able to do all of this, he had to make sure that things were going the right way.

Since Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero took over, the company has been extremely successful. It is a company that is growing and is now the top media company in Spanish speaking countries. For Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero to be able to handle the company, he knows that he is going to have to keep working to show people what they need to do. He also knows that his career will be one of the best ones so that he can try different things and so that he can make all of the right choices no matter what is happening with the company.


Sujit Choudhry is the founding director of the Center For Constitutional Transitions which is an organization that generates and mobilizes knowledge that supports the building of the Constitution. This knowledge is achieved by working with expert’s global multilateral firms, NGOs and think tanks who come up with evidence based policy options for researchers and those who make decisions. The organization was founded to breach the gap that exists due to the lack of up to date constitutional research that can be used to provide answers to questions that come up during constitutional transitions.

Sujit Choudhry, the founder of the organization, is an immigrant with three law Degrees from Harvard, Toronto, and Oxford. He has vast experience of living in different countries and navigating through various political and legal environments that include different political issues, stakeholders, and histories. This experience coupled with his wide experience in public policy has made him successful in the field of comparative law. He has contributed significantly to the interpretation of the Constitution.

With the country facing a global challenge of liberal democratic constitutionalism he feels that it is important for America to learn from other countries failures and successes.

Professor’s Greatest Lessons And Advice

His greatest lesson learned from working with people of diverse cultures is to be responsive and to listen to the people who are on the ground. According to the professor, one should be able to immerse themselves successfully into a new environment and should not assume they know the truth. He also emphasizes the importance of constantly inventing yourself and not to be discouraged by failures as they present opportunities to build something better.

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In Sujit Choudhry’s own words ‘don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.’ His greatest wish if given adequate time and resources is to see the creation of an organization which hosts and organizes the most paramount constitutional case law from the globe in different languages. His greatest achievement is the bringing together of scholars, experts, and leading practitioners to create global networks that have outlived projects. The future organization plans include the launching of its various knowledge projects this fall.

His Other Works

According to, Professor Sujit Choudhry in addition to being the founder of Center for Constitutional Transitions is also a professor of law at the California based University of California-Berkley. He has also been a law professor at New York University where he has also served as a dean and the University of Toronto Scholl chair. Sujit Choudhry is also widely recognized as an authority on comparative constitutional politics and law. He has been an advisor on the building of constitutions in South Africa, Jordan, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Tunisia Libya and Nepal  Continue reading on

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Alexandre Gama: Brazilian Advertising Extraordinaire

Alexandre Gama is renowned for his sense of business and advertising.

A graduate out of Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP), Gama began his career in advertising back in 1982. He served as a writer for the Standart Ogilvy agency. He elevated his career eight years later as a copywriter for DM9. Gama became the President, CEO and COO of Young & Rubicam in 1996.

In 1999, Gama left Young & Rubicam to focus on his own advertising agency. He called it Neogama. Today, Neogama is ranked in the top 20 advertising agencies in Brazil. Signs of the agency’s success were apparent over a decade ago. Back in 2003, Neogama became the first Brazilian agency to win two Golden Lions in Cannes in the same year.

Gama ended his agency’s 14-year relationship with the BHH Network. He has since decided to put his main focus on the agency. Gama is the only Brazilian on the Global Creative Board.

Jennifer Walden; One of the Few Successful Women Cosmetic Surgeon in America

For eight years, Jennifer Walden has been a specialist in the field of plastic surgery. Cosmetic plastic surgery is not highly considered by many female doctors; however, Jennifer decided to take this route as her career. According to Jennifer, there are 8,100 certified plastic surgeons in America, and out of this entire figure, women surgeons are a mere 851. Jennifer Walden happens to be one of the few 180 certified surgeons who are also members of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is currently the leading professional organization of board-certified cosmetic surgeons.

Most Cosmetic surgeries are performed on women, it therefore offers numerous advantages to female surgeons like Jennifer Walden. This is because female surgeons understand better how to apply the procedure on fellow female compared to male surgeons. Cosmetic surgery processes include; breast augmentations, tummy tucks, face lifts, eye lid shifts, and rhinoplasties among others. Jennifer Walden states that, cosmetic plastic surgery is quite affordable and not expensive as many people perceive. However, prices normally range depending on what type of cosmetic surgery one requires. For instance, breast augmentation can cost up to about $7000, while face lifts can add up to only $10000. Jennifer Walden on YouTube.

Jennifer Walden

Jennifer Walden was born in Austin where he also grew up. Later on, she managed to join Galveston University of Texas Medical Branch. Afterwards, she started her own cosmetic surgery center by the name Walden Cosmetic Center, and various other plastic surgery centers in Austin, Texas. The female cosmetic surgeon has also co-authored a text book by the name Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and is among the 24 best beauty surgeons as was listed by Harper’s Bazaars in the year 2014. Jennifer Walden decided to put up her cosmetic centers on realizing that her home town was lacking one.

Glen Wakeman – Highly Successful Business Strategist with Over Two Decades of Experience

Glen Wakeman is a multi talented personality and is well-known in the United States for being a serial entrepreneur, writer, investors, mentor, and a financial executive. In the past, Glen Wakeman has worked with GE Capital and has also served as the CEO of Doral Financial Corporation. Working for the global firm that has its business spread worldwide gave Glen Wakeman to work in 32 countries and live in 6 throughout his career spanning over two decades in the financial world. Few of the specialization of Glen Wakeman includes new market entry, business consultation, mergers and acquisitions, integrations, start-ups, and more.



Presently, Glen Wakeman serves as the CEO of LaunchPad Holdings, LLC; a firm that he co-founded. LaunchPad Holdings is an integrated SAAS enterprise that helps the new businesses and start-ups to use the online platform efficiently and increase their chances of success manifolds. With years of experience in the financial industry, Glen Wakeman loves to share his ideas and experience and is often seen blogging on various topics, including business transformation, emerging markets, global affairs, business planning services, angel financing, capital raising, and more (AffiliateDork). Glen Wakeman also plays the role of a mentor and provides business related guidance to many emerging start-ups, including Sitter Bees, Dreamfunded, and many others.



Glen Wakeman holds Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from the Scranton University and has done Masters in Business Administration from the Chicago University. While working at GE Capital, Glen was given the title of Growth Leadership role model by the company’s board. Over the years, Glen has helped many companies transform their business, increase their revenue, and become a highly successful enterprise. Even as a mentor to start-ups like Dreamfunded and Sitter Bees, Glen Wakeman analyzes the business structure carefully to help mature the company, so that it remains competitive. Glen Wakeman has traveled the world and knows the business dynamics of international business, which has helped him, device specific business strategies for the companies he provides business counseling services with growth oriented strategies. Reaching out to a larger audience and increasing the operational territory by strengthening the hold of business overseas is essential to today’s date.

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Louis Chenevert: From Jets to Elevators

Gregory Hayes, current CEO of United Technologies, was recently asked what kind of legacy he wants to leave behind at the company. He answered that he believes the company should be at least in as good, if not better, shape than when took over.

By looking at the numbers, this seems to be the case so far. The company has created a revolution of sorts by creating a jet engine that is far superior to anything in its class. Called the GTF or geared turbofan, the engine is being used by 14 airlines in just a couple of years since its release. Considered to be the most efficient and clean engine, the GTF is a success story that involves a lot of hard work from a lot of people.

The supply chain to build the engines is located in almost all 50 states. The assembly plants are located in several different locations in the country. United Technologies invests nearly $1.3 billion in service centers for present and future customers. A total of $10 billion had been spent so far in the development of this particular engine. This is all money and jobs that are being kept in the US. What makes this company unique is that it has spent nearly $1 billion towards education programs for its employees and nearly 39,000 employees were able to earn their degrees through this program.

Louis Chenevert was the former boss at United Technologies. He became CEO in 1993 and guided the company to become the powerhouse it is today. What is even more impressive about this is that he did it despite the company being located in Hartford, Connecticut, which is not exactly the cheapest place to do manufacturing. In fact, as the rest of the nation was slipping and sliding in manufacturing after WWII, United Technologies improved its performance. Louis Chenevert was instrumental in turning the company into an aerospace as well as a construction related company, with the purchase of Otis elevators and escalators as well as BF Goodrich. Today, thanks to Chenevert, United Technologies is one the leading innovators as well as manufacturers in its field.