How Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall is Transforming the Economy of Joao Pessoa

A few years ago, Roberto Santiago became a reference in the city of Joao Pessoa, Paraiba, because of his vast investment portfolios, diversion and ability to use available business opportunities in the region. One of the most successful investments of Mr. Santiago is the Manaira Shopping, which is located in Joao Pessoa City. The mall was launched almost three decades ago (1989), but has been redeveloped severally in order to meet the demands of the visitors and customers. It is one of the largest malls in the entire city and offers lots of activities under one roof, more so in terms of fun, entertainment and leisure. Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping is constructed on a 75,000sq meters of Gross Lettable Area (ABL). There are about 280 stores offering a variety of products and services.


Activities at Manaira Shopping


Manaira mall is an entertainment hub for all people; kids and grownups. The movie section has 11 rooms, with high quality and modern display devices. Also, there are 3D and VIP rooms, which provide amazing movie experience. The sitting arrange at the movie theaters is arranged in a stadium-like system to provide fans with a clear visibility and full entertainment. Apart from the movie theaters, there is bowling alley at Manaira Shopping. The slopes are fantastic, modern and electronic. There are lots of gaming machines at the mall, providing entertainment to all ages. The gaming machines are more than 200, with different styles and tastes to cater for the needs of all fans.


The numerous stores and activities at Manaira Shopping allow customers to spend the entire day seeking for products or services from one part of the mall to another. This means they will require something to eat while at the mall. The Manaira mall has some of the best eating joints in the city, offering a wide variety of meals, both local and international. Food court, restaurants, Espaco Gourmet and hamburgers are all available at Manaira Shopping. The restaurant was the latest addition to the mall. It was completed in 2014. There are other facilities at the mall such as the Domus Hall, higher learning institutions, financial institutions, gymnasiums, ballrooms, and many more.


Roberto Santiago’s Career Profile


Roberto Santiago kicked-off his career path at the Café Santa Rosa. He then invested in a cartonage company, which specialized in designing and production of cardboard cartons. He supplied these products to different companies in the city of Joao Pessoa. After saving substantial amount of revenue from his business, he invested the fund in a real estate property, which is now the Manaira Shopping Mall. Roberto Santiago received his education at Pio X Marist College, and then joined University Center of Joao Pessoa for his degree in Business Administration.


Vijay Eswaran Is Honored With The Lifetime Achievement Award

Recently, Vijay Eswaran, the executive chairman of the successful QI Group, was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in Global Entrepreneurship during the World Chinese Economic Summit (WCES). The Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI) was responsible for organizing and facilitating the success of the 8th WCES. The Melaka State Government hosted the dinner.

The State of Melaka’s governor, H.E. TYT Tun Datuk Seri Utama Mohd Khalil bin Yaakob, presented Eswaran with the award. The ceremony was graced by different dignitaries. They included the Chief Minister of Melaka, YAB Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Hj. Idris bin Hj. Haron, and the former deputy prime minister of Thailand and the chairperson of the Asian peace and reconciliation council, H.E. Professor Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai. The others were H.E. Ma Ying-Jeou, H.E. Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and H.E. Shaukat Aziz.

ASLI introduced the Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2011 with the objective of honoring persons who have made significant contribution in their areas of specialization. While receiving the award, Vijay posited that he was humbled and honored to be recognized by the WCES.

He went on to say that he still has a long way to go in his entrepreneurial journey. Vijay contended that the award is a true reflection of the commitment made by the entire team of QI Group. Eswaran dedicated the award to all stakeholders of the company. In his concluding remarks, he recognized his family saying that they were his bedrock. He thanked the Almighty for his guidance and kindness.

Before receiving the award, Eswaran was part of a panel that was discussing training and education. He also shared his insights on how people can use entrepreneurship and innovation to enhance sustainable growth. In addition, Vijay talked about the prospects of educational partnership between ASEAN countries and China. Read more: Five Minutes With Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group of Companies

The shrewd entrepreneur has vast experience in direct selling. The alumnus of London School of Economic has worked for Cosway’s, a successful multi-marketing company. The graduate of socio-economics has also rendered his services for various international companies such as IBM.

QI Group has invested its resources in different industries, including property development, education and training, logistics, telecommunications, luxury, and lifestyle and leisure. Eswaran has authored various books, including “In The Thinking Zone,” On The Wings of Thought,” and “18 Stepping Stones.”

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Sawyer Howitt’s Updates On Racquetball

Sawyer Howitt loves the game of racquetball along with many other passions. Howitt is already involved in business at his father’s company the Meriwether Group where he hopes to impress future employers with his talents as a project manager. But he has a keen love for racquetball because it’s not your usual sport with basic ball-handling skills. It’s a sport that takes an extra level of concentration whether you’re playing indoor or outdoor due to all the walls and corners the ball can bounce off of. Howitt began playing this sport at a young age and has continued on through high school.

Howitt is listed in USA Racquetball’s statistics page from having competed in various tournaments from amateur youth level to state high school. In both 2015 and 2016 he competed in the state finals though he lost in close matches in both of them. But he’s still looked at as having high potential, and you can find Howitt practicing his game at The Racquet Club, Portland. He’s also on WordPress and has given tips to other racquetball blogs on how you can improve your game and possibly become a professional one day.

Part of Howitt’s advice includes learning all the intricacies of racquetball’s moves and mastering the serve and reading ball bounces. Sawyer Howitt says it can take a great deal of reading books, watching videos and conducting other research because the game takes more time to learn. But most of all Howitt says your coach is the most important person in this because they’ll be the person who can push you to success more so than yourself. Howitt will be attending UC Berkley in the fall of 2017, but he’ll continue to be active in racquetball as a student. He also has profiles on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Jim Tananbaum’s Foresite Capital Helps Mindstrong Health To Raise $14 Million

Recently, Mindstrong Health, a startup that uses new technology to enhance the treatment of neurological disorders, announced that it had secured $14 million in a series A round of funding. Foresite Capital, ARCH Venture Partners, Optum Ventures, One Mind Brain Health Impact Fund, and Berggruen Holdings played a pivotal role in facilitating the funding process.

Its artificial-intelligence powered platform seeks to monitor patterns of interaction on smartphone devices, thus be able to measure brain functions. The firm’s platform intends to offer constant digital biomarkers of mood and cognition.

According to Mindstrong, their technology includes processing speed, memory, attention, and executive function.

Paul Dagun, the CEO of Mindstrong Health, notes that the entire modern medicine is based on objective measurement. However, monitoring of mental health has been restricted to subjective reports in a clinical setting. To enhance the results of people with mental disorders, objective measure is needed just like in the cases of diabetes and other chronic diseases. The firm’s technology delivers continuous and objective measures of behavior and cognition at an unprecedented level of resolution and insight.

Mindstrong has created an innovative platform, which uses patient’s pattern of typing and scrolling on a smartphone to measure his or her brain function. The new assessment approach is powerful and serves as the basis for creating better inventions to enhance mental health care. Mental disorders are global health concerns. Mindstrong Health’s president and co-founder, Dr. Tom Insel, posits that through the use of smartphones, there is potential solution to the problem.

The company’s seeks to enable people to comprehend the serious challenges surrounding the way people suffering from cognitive health disorders are catered for. Paul, Tom, and Rick’s combined experience and technical vision offers an innovative platform for the company to develop innovative products and services. Jim Tananbaum, the CEO of Foresite Capital notes that the platform modernizes and broadly improves the way that health care is offered. Visit Crunchbase to know more.

About Jim Tananbaum

Jim Tanabaum is the brain behind the success of Foresite Capital. He graduated from Harvard University with an MD and holds an MBA from the revered Harvard Business School. In addition, Jim Tananbaum has a B.S. and B.S.E.E. from Yale University.

Jim Tananbaum has headed investment practices in different companies, including Amerigroup, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and Amira Pharmaceuticals. Prior to working for Foresite Capital Management, Jim worked for GelTex Pharmaceuticals. Notably, he was named in Forbes’ Midas List 2017.

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The Renowned Success Academy in New York City

Recently, a good number of kindergartners, about eight years old who will be proceeding to high school graduated from Success Academy. Success Academy operates more than 41 good performing public schools in New York City. Success Academy was formed back in 2006 by Eva Moskowitz. It was established to make people realize the possibility in public education. This school is all inclusive since it considers students with special needs and those in the process of learning English. The random lottery is the method used to admit students in this school. More than 70 percent of the students admitted in this school come from low earning backgrounds. Around 8 percent are in the course of studying English language while 15 percent covers those who have special needs in life.


With authorization by the state university, the school has been able to operate with much dependence than other schools. This causes them to be highly responsible for the students’ performance. After every five years, the school undergoes reviewing so that it can be given the license to continue with its operations. Success Academy believes that every member of the community should take complete ownership of the institution. Their determination has always been to see that scholars reach the most coveted standards of education.


Although the main purpose of establishing this institution was to offer high-performing public education and broaden the American education, their second aim has not been fully achieved. Success Academy boasts of their free online portal which offers access to tutor development programs. Success Academy won the 2017 Broad Prize and is unveiling more plans of launching a more complex online program. This platform will be used to share their curriculum far and wide.


Success Academy current online platform offers curriculum for kindergartners. The school is targeting to establish a teacher’s development facility in Manhattan. Also, it will also construct a kindergarten for students who are through with their eighth grade. Through emailing, a section of educators was informed on the promotion of the new program. Those who respond to its promotion will be invited from conferences and practice sessions at the Hudson facility.

Norman Pattiz Offers More Information On Radio Advertising

Norman has created a new study on advertising in the radio industry, and he knows that there are a number of radio stations that will benefit. This article explains how the study was conducted, and it shows that there are a number of ways to be profitable in advertising in radio.

There are many radio stations that will learn quite a lot from this, and they will find that it is much more helpful to know what is current in the industry.

#1: Who Is Norman Pattiz?

Norman Pattiz is the chairman of Westwood One, and he is one of the finest executives in radio. He has built Westwood One into a powerhouse that everyone has heard before, and he has one of the largest lineups of programming anywhere in the world.

Someone who is studying radio has heard of Westwood One, and they know that Norman has done a masterful job of growing the brand over the years. No one can listen to the radio without running across a Westwood One station or broadcast.

#2: What Does The Study Say?

The study was a look at how people hear radio ads and perceive their messages. Someone who is looking at the way they sell advertising space will find that they must favor companies such as grocery stores because they tend to perform well on the radio. Local service companies such as plumbers and HVAC firms will perform well, and it is important that someone who is managing a radio station is discerning about their advertising space.

#3: Brand Recognition Has Gone Up

Brand recognition is important for everyone who buys advertising space, and the study has found that brand recognition on the radio is quite high. A brand has a message played many times per day, and the drivers on the road remember the ads because they are listening passively.

It is important for a radio station to be persistent because they are getting the message through, and that is why it is important for ads to be played in a consistent rotation every day.

There are many different people who will benefit from Norman’s advertising study. He has shown the radio industry how to make the most money from advertising, and advertisers may take this advice when they are creating their ad spots, each entity will benefit quite a lot when they take Norman and his study seriously.

Sweetgreen and its Co-Founder Nathaniel Ru

The high-end salad chain, Sweetgreen, is a brand that is being created to stand for something says co-Founder and co-CEO Nathaniel Ru. “We want to feed more people better food.” Big-name investors such as Danny Meyer, Steve Case and Daniel Boulud back the high-end salad chain. Sweetgreen provides people with local, organic, fresh and healthy salads that have been a big hit with customers, causing endless lines at the dozens of locations already open. Learn more:


The co-CEOs want the Sweetgreen to have a strong emphasis on technology, demonstrated by 30% of all the company’s transactions are made through its website or mobile app. Their management approach is also novel, with their corporate office being shut down five times a year so that all of the corporate employees can go work at one of the restaurants and interact with their customer base. Sweetgreen also lacks a corporate headquarters as the co-CEOS are bicoastal, allowing them to strive for national growth. Learn more:


Nathaniel Ru’s co-CEOs, Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet, went to Georgetown University, where the met in an entrepreneurship class. Nathaniel Ru himself is a graduate of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business with a Bachelors of Science in Finance. The felt that Georgetown and the surrounding area needed healthy eating locations, and so they made that their focus when in August 2007, right after they graduated, they opened up their first restaurant. They knew they would make as a company when they survived the first winter lull created by Georgetown University’s winter break. The other big thing that the three share is they all have parents who are first-generation immigrants who started their own businesses.


Sweetgreen produce comes from local farms and is delivered every morning. Their salad dressings are made from scratch daily. Food preparation is done in open kitchens so you can see the ingredients and know what you are eating. They want to show their customers how they do it instead of telling them.


Nathaniel Ru and his co-founders launched a music festival in 2010 called sweetlife. Celebrating food, music and the community are the goals of the sweetlife festival. Headliners include Avicii, Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris, Kid Cudi and Kendrick Lamar. Instead of a large festival this year, they will be hosting sweetlife experiences around the nation to capture the essence of sweetlife in an environment that is closer to the community.

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Hussain Sajwani: Visionary Real Estate Developer And

Damac Properties is among the most successful real estate development companies in the Middle East. The Damac owner, Hussain Sajwani, has been described by U.S. president Donald Trump as an amazing man. People who have done business with him or watched his meteoric rise agree wholeheartedly. A University of Washington graduate, Sajwani began his business career working with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company subsidiary GASCO as a contracts manager. In 1982 he saw a business opportunity in food service and started a catering company. Soon afterwards the U.S. military became one of his clients.


When the government of Dubai decided foreigners could by property in the country, Hussain Sajwani saw another business opportunity. In 2002 he founded Damac Properties and began developing real estate and selling it to foreigners. Today the company has almost 2,000 employees, has sold over 16,800 homes and has an additional 44,000 units in the development pipeline. Damac Properties and Hussain are internationally known for luxury property development. The company is now publicly listed and shares are available on Dubai’s financial market.


Sajwani’s development work in Dubai is credited for the country becoming known all over the world for its amazing, innovative commercial and residential buildings. Damac Properties is also responsible for a number of incredible real estate development projects in cities like Abu Dhabi, Amman, Beirut, Doha, Jeddah, London and Riyadh. Sajwani has also developed golf course with Donald Trump and Tiger Woods. DICO Investments Company is another of Hussain Sajwani’s lucrative businesses. The financial services company does mergers & acquisitions and private equity and manages Sajwani’s holdings in publicly traded companies.


Sajwani’s impeccable reputation for real estate development recently led Damac Properties to get a billion dollar contract to create a tourist development on the waterfront in Oman. In addition to business, the Hussain Sajwani family is also known for its charitable work. Sajwani recently donated two million dollars as part of a fundraising project. The money is to be used to provide clothing for needy children. It is just one of the many charitable causes to which Hussain Sajwani lends his financial support.