Formula of super successful CEOs

by ExpertBlogger 30. May 2019 13:44

CEO is the engine of an organization, but we often think what fuel or specifications is required to be that engine? Do a CEO has to be a graduate, a post-graduate, a doctorate or even with no educational qualification at all? It is weird that one who is running a multi-million/billion company and he/she doesn’t have a degree, well the top 400 richest US people will tell you a different story, Out of 400, 21 have PhD, 29 are Masters in Science, 35 have law degrees and 63 didn’t receive the college education and rest are simply graduates. 

The richest man of the world Jeff Bezos is a simple graduate, second richest person, Bill Gates never completed basic college and third richest person, Warren Buffet is a Master of Science and the 4th richest Amancio Ortega never received any education at all. It doesn’t matter whether you take top 4 or top 400 you cannot state the necessary conditions that requires you to be a successful CEO because the only thing common between them is they prefer reading, actually they all are voracious readers because with reading comes knowledge and that can be used for innovation which is far more important than a degree from an Ivy-league colleges. 

This can be deduced from the fact that Warren Buffett reads six newspapers daily, Mark Cuban read three hours on a daily-basis, Bill Gates reads 50 books in a year. On an average a CEO reads 4-5 books per month and 5-6 newspapers daily. 

So now the answer to the question depends on two conditions whether the CEO is a full or partial owner of the company. CEO is running the company as an employee.

In the first condition a person can be anything doctor, lawyer, graduate, post-graduate or even uneducated because the force required to run his company is knowledge, instincts and his decision making skills. In this condition a person strive to learn new things and willing to take new challenges, this is another common denominator of this category of CEOs, they are more adaptable to change and venture into unexplored areas. Take for example Mr. Elon Musk, after having a degree in Economics, he started an Online Payments Company Paypal and do coding there and later he sold this company for 180 million. He then invested the entire amount in Tesla, an automotive company and Space-X a space exploration company. The former makes electric cars and the latter is involved in making Rockets.  

So, if you started any business or start-up then the success of your firm depends on your decision-making prowess and how you create that business. It is like running a race and building your vehicle in the process. Your own efforts can either build a cycle, bike, car or even a fighter plane to win that race. In case of super successful CEOs like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Amancio Ortega they have created a super-stealth fighter plane like Amazon, Microsoft and Zara and they are still experimenting and venturing into new fields. 

In the second case a graduation degree can be a requisite condition but not the necessary one. The necessary condition is the experience with effective track-record. The experience is more important in second condition as in most of the professionally driven companies; the top executive age is 55-58 on an average. A great example is Mr. Sundar Pichai , CEO of Google, who is the highest paid CEO of a company which he neither founded nor owned as a minority or majority shareholder. He is a Metallurgical Engineer from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)- kharagpur and a masters in Material Science and Engineering and he is currently heading a company which has no relation to his educational qualifications.  

Similarly, if you have started your career in any company and want to become the CEO of that firm then all you need to do is gather more experience and hone your skills. This will help you long run also try to create stellar track-record which will help you to claim for that position. 

So the conclusion is a higher education degree in might give you the edge but it is your own skills of knowledge-seeking and risk-taking that will win the game!!!

Things to Remember while Buying Car Insurance

by ExpertBlogger 2. July 2018 09:53

Buying a car is a big decision considering it as a depreciative asset and also the changing technology is the prime reason for investing rightly in a brand. After buying the car the most important decision an owner has to take is getting the asset covered with proper motor insurance in order to safeguard the vehicle from all types of unforeseen damages that may happen to, it once it gets launched on the road. There are many factors both varying and unvarying that determine a good insurance for an automobile. 

In a state like there are multiple factors taken into consideration before zeroing on a good insurance plan. To start with following are the checks to be borne in mind:

a. The credit score of the insurance buyer matters as the insurer would be interested in selling the policy to the party who has a clean credit card history and more responsible in clearing their bills.

b. A good driving history with fewer penalties and tickets for over speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol makes a driver being perceived as more prone to accidents and hence would be charged the premium accordingly.

c. A person’s gender also contributes to an extent in the insurance premium as male drivers are considered to be more hazardous than the female ones.

d. The age factor of the buyer is also an important aspect for an insurance company. Driver below the age of 25 are considered as rash drivers and irrespective of one’s driving pattern a person has to pay the premium higher because of his/her age.

e. The taxi or the cab drivers are liable for a higher premium because the chances of a damage to the vehicle are far more than a private car.

f. A vehicle’s cost, its make, and model also contributes in the insurance that needs to be bought for it. A low range car like a hatchback does not require a costly policy but a trendy sports car or multi-utility vehicle with advanced features would call for a higher premium to be paid.

g. Many insurance companies also decide the premium based on the location of the buyer, because people who drive on mountains or hills or plateaus are more likely to meet with an accident than the people who drive on plains.

The above-mentioned points were considered by an insurer while selling the policy to the buyer. There are certain checks to be performed by the buyers too on the insurer:

a. A buyer should evaluate his/her state’s minimum requirements for the insurance.

b. A buyer should perform a comprehensive market research by comparing the quotes from various insurers before zeroing on one.

c. A buyer should review the insurer’s standing in the market in terms of reliability and also in terms of discounts before finalizing a deal. One should always pick a top-rated insurer irrespective of the cost.

d. Setting up a higher deductible which will ensure a good cut in the premium cost.

e. Usage-based insurance is something where the insurer would track the buyer’s mileage covered and give away discount on the basis of miles driven in a year.

There are few types of covers that should be included in a car insurance:

Liability cover: This is a third party insurance wherein the damage done by the car owner to the other person or person’s vehicle should be covered by the car policy.

No-Fault insurance: It is the cover given by the insurance company to the buyer in case he/she met with an accident that is not the car owner’s fault.

Personal injury Protection: It is the type of cover provided to anyone who travels in the car owner’s vehicle and happens to meet with an accident.

Uninsured motorist insurance: this is a type of cover that gives a protection to the car owner against those who do not have an insured vehicle.

Bottom line is While finalizing the insurance policy a buyer must ensure complete transparency to the insurer by providing all the history of accidents, drink and drive cases etc. else this may lead to denial of the claim by the insurer at the time of mishappening.  

New Year, What's Next!!

by ExpertBlogger 2. January 2018 17:41

New Year is already here and everyone has welcomed New Year with joy and fresh resolution for coming year, it is always amazing to welcome New Year with fresh attitude and new perspective, looking at what we have done wrong in past year and correcting those mistake and doing better in coming days.

We always take a resolution for yourself and at this new year when we entering into 2018 we wish that people should consider and take up things which are generally overlooked we should take resolution to take make this world a better place and think that how we can make our contribution to the society in term of helping those who are in need and giving them level field to compete in this competitive world.

So this New Year talk take up resolution to do some social work or community work. Spend you valuable time with people who do not have anybody around , visit places where humanity still exists and finally to some charity which will help those next generation for better tomorrow , and when you are doing this have you kids with you because that is most important thing because you need to pass these values to next generation and your kids will learn this great thing you are doing and encourage them to care about society and increase their social awareness which is most important thing to have.

We have seen that these days people are connected through digital media but in really they are socially so much apart that it is very difficult to do social interaction as everybody feels like it is the last thing they need to consider and believe me this gap is just going to increase in coming days and we have huge responsibility in our hand to teach our kids that , this is not just you matters , this is us , people around us makes us social and responsible. If we could not do this then we will be living in isolated world in crowded city.

This New Year let look around and try to do thing which we are missing in this digital world, give time to real people rather than phone calls and video call. Feel the real touch and hold the hand who need you hand because at the end you take nothing with you it is your memories and how people see you when you are gone.

And lastly have Great Year ahead!!

Think about your insurance, It's Important!!

by ExpertBlogger 12. August 2017 14:16

Some scholar has said that Health is wealth and all of us like to be healthy, wealthy and wise. However, life is unpredictable and it often throws a curve ball at you and suddenly a normal life style translates into a spree of visits to the healthcare centers, a tedious regime of having medicines and the feeling of anxiety each time the visit is made to the physician. Health hazards are inevitable and in today’s times they lead to some serious outflow of money if a proper health insurance policy is not in place. A good health insurance plan acts as a cover during the difficult times when the raging costs of medical care poses financial crisis towards an individual and his/her family. With stupendous development in the technology, the health care has also advanced to match that, however a good healthcare for all kind of ailments which include the life threatening ones as well isn’t so easily accessible yet. The quality treatments and procedures for complex diseases and are still unaffordable by a major chunk of people.

In order to combat this challenge and to cater healthcare to every individual which is the right of every human being Affordable Care Act popularly known as Obamacare was chalked out and executed in America during Obama administration. It clearly cites the importance of a good and quality treatment given to the citizens irrespective of any caste, creed, and gender or class discrimination. Some of the highlights of the controversial ACA are healthcare with gender discrimination, increased cover for individuals, saving the individuals from the unfair costs incurred by insurance companies, providing the healthcare to kids and to larger states of America etc. The ACA bill has made a strong statement throughout the world for the compelling need of robust and effective health policies to be implemented and it’s more of a State’s affair than an individual’s. In developing countries like India health insurance companies have penetrated the market , however they still have a long way to go , as a major chunk of society that includes the people living at or below the poverty line still are unaware of the importance of health insurance and they do not bother to seek one too. The people that belong to middle class and upper middle class sections have become aware and also they buy the medical cover too. In the nineties era buying a health insurance was more of a rich’s affair and a luxury, however with the advent of unhealthy lifestyle and globalization this has become more of a compulsion now. The ease of cashless benefits, appropriate and timely treatment and the reimbursement of the charges incurred irrespective of one’s financial condition. Uninsured people have higher probability of dying due to poor health results than the people who are insured and have medical covers. The uncertainty of situations have led the employers to give a medical cover to their employees in the circumstances where they or any of their family member gets into a medical problem. The follow up medical provisions also become accessible without any hassle. Health hazards are irrespective of age and apart from casualties there are chronic diseases especially noticed in youngsters these days due to pollution, stress, unbalanced diet and sedentary lifestyle.

Health covers are carefully designed to cater to every age group and patients with exceptional needs as well. Getting a policy done at an early has its benefits in form of low premium costs, less waiting period, better coverage and quick renewal. The government of states have started promoting health covers in order to provide good health care to the citizens under unexpected conditions. To combat medical emergencies and to avail better care at the affordable costs, should be the aim of every health plan worldwide. The private and government companies both have a large market in the health insurance sector. The providers and the companies have direct tie up and this has yielded a convenient channel for the insurers to get everything without any manual intervention.

Health insurance is the major breakthrough in the healthcare industry now-a-days due to uncalled for situations and newer medical conditions. Every individual should rightfully be insured and he/she should do this at an early age and for everyone in the family.

Thinking about Investments? time to be serious!!

by ExpertBlogger 20. March 2017 12:16

It was normal day as usual and I read something on social media it was kind of funny but stuck in my mind somebody has wrote that, education, carrier, kids , progress, big house big dreams , who the hell discovered this , weren’t we happy in caves eating roots and staying happily with family , I laughed and told my wife , these people are crazy their thinking is beyond our imagination this was one side of thinking for that day but later somebody came to me and started discussing about the investments and securing your future when you grow older and suddenly  I started feeling that I am already old.

Oh my god, I am getting older and I have not planned my future yet. Is it too late, what should I do? Where should I invest? Who should I see? These question ghosted me as lighting strike the tree. I started running like chicken without head and asking bunch of question to everyone. Then I realize that nothing going to change overnight and there is never too late for anything, first I just have to relax and take a good finance advice. Now I don’t have that kind of money that I need any professional financial adviser but researching about knowing that where can I grow my money without risking my future is worth a try.

I am not always good at managing my money, I know fitty percentage of people are like me, oh my look I started talking about percentage and stuff. No , but on serious node everybody should be aware of some sort of investments that could be anything which will encourage you to save and use that money for some good purpose like kids college education or marriage and may be your long waited dream to have world tour.

Many people want to see their money every day because they feel that what if I need that money tomorrow, that means they always want money to be liquid but liquid money is dead money it does not generate any return, you can do CD’s but again those percentage and not that big you are just sitting on money which value is getting deprecated day by day. You need to understand that people are multiplying their money and on other hand you have holding your money for yourself.

You can choose any path of investing but any little investment you do it do is going to grow much bigger in future , it could be stock market, mutual funds, housing market, land or even in any startup company. Easiest way to put your money in mutual funds because you have low risk low income but your investments will always has the touch of market, instead we always wait for right time.

Believe me there are some people who are doing trading and stock investment for living but off Course you will not able to do it because it needs lots of research and it’s a full time job, but what you can do it have your money as Systematic investment plan which will invest your money over the long period and you get opportunity to invest in every tread of market up down.

So have you invested yet?? But waiting for good time.