It seems like quite a jarring career change, going from medical doctor to owner of a car dealership. But that is the story of Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade. Back in 1979, “Dr Carlos” was a renown physician in Northern Brazil. One day, he went to the Campina Grande Ford dealership to purchase a new car, a Landau. But before they could deliver the car to Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade, the dealership went bankrupt. He proposed that the dealership be transferred to him as compensation for not getting his car. The deal was agreed to, and the dealership was renamed CAOA, after the doctor’s initials.
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade did not just sit back and treat his new purchase like a hobby. He actively managed the dealership, and within six years, CAOA became the largest Ford dealership in all of Brazil. When the country allowed imported vehicles to be sold within its borders, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade took advantage of this. CAOA became the exclusive importer of vehicles from the French firm Renault. This relationship proved highly successful as Renault became the highest selling imported car in Brazil. When CAOA’s partnership with Renault ended before the close of the decade, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade struck a deal with Suburu to become its exclusive importer in Brazil. In 1999, CAOA also became an exclusive importer for Hyundai. In 2007, the two companies opened the first ever Hyundai factory in the country.
Along with being a successful auto dealer, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade has shown that he is also a socially responsible businessman. In 2010, CAOA was given the Good Doer Award for its efforts to reduce waste and help with reforestation. In 2015, the company opened the Center for Research and Energy Efficiency (CPEE) at the CAOA Assembly plant in Anápolis.
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Similar to Amazon, JD.com (Jingdong) now plans to offer distribution customer service to Chinese customers. The Chinese e-commerce firm will utilize its company app for logistics and distribution efforts. Corporate strategy has replicated Amazon in that internal infrastructure/technology mechanisms are available to other industries and shippers using the digital platform. “This marks the next step in leveraging the nationwide logistics network that JD has built over the past decade, to expand the range of services available to our users,” said Zhenhui Wang, CEO of JD Logistics.Parcel shipping will include electronics and other valued luxury goods. Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou customers may now send Jingdong products within mainland China.
- Reliable Travel for Goods to Destination
Based on a recent JD.com survey of urban professionals, 74% of respondents valued a same-day, reliable mechanism for product delivery. Customers may utilize both the JD.com app and WeChat for scheduling needs. Jingdong infrastructure is currently in place.JD.com recently launched an ancillary venture to develop automation technology and urban logistics. This initiative, a new research center in Xiongan, China, targets Smart cities in China. The Urban Smart Logistics Institute is tasked with:
- Urban Logistic Hub Planning
- Urban Logistics System Design
- Cloud Computing Platforms
- Environmentally-Friendly Logistical Solutions for Underground/Ground Systems
Both initiative are currently active. As China’s largest online retailer, JD.com is a member of the Fortune Global 500 and remains the country’s #1 e-commerce platform. Both local and international brands are offered through the digital website. With the advent of logistical delivery technology, Jingdong has brought all product lines to the Chinese consumer in real time. Same-day delivery value will be guaranteed. Products remain under warranty with customer satisfaction, similar to Amazon, driving the corporate model.
Doe Deere was born and raised for 17 years as a Jewish girl in Xenia Vorotova in Izhevsk, Russia. Here is often where should would dream of moving to America. She often looked to movies, music and magazines for what it would be like to live in America. As just 17 years old her mother, younger sister and herself finally made that dream a reality and moved over to America in search of a better life like many immigrants coming to America. Like many they made their way to New York City. According to her they believed that if they could make it in New York, they could make it anywhere.
Once here the reality of what New York City was like set in. With it being much larger than their half-million population at home they realized that it was going to be much hard to make it regardless of their desire to work. With jobs not coming through her mother started cleaning apartments and Doe started taking care of people’s pets. With very little left to their name they were forced to check into a homeless shelter where they spent the next six months. They would attend local food banks for meals and save all their pennies hoping that one day they would be out of there. This is where Doe starting daydreaming about becoming a fashion designer to escape her reality.
Than in 1999 they caught a lucky break by being introduced to Dorchen Leidholdt who helped her mother get her first job, her sister get into Columbia and Doe into the Fashion Institute. They were also able to move into their own apartment. It was far from luxurious but it was theirs. The late 2000s is when the moniker Doe Deere came about and by 2008 Lime Crime had been founded. This has become a very successful company employing 35 people in Los Angeles. Doe hopes to inspire many and to remind many that just because you did not start out as an American does not mean that one does not become an American.
It is all smiles for The Chainsmokers and Halsey as their hit song “Closer” is now certified diamond by Recording Industry Association of America. The song, released in 2016, was recognized for hitting 10 million sales in the United States.
The Chainsmokers and Halsey broke the news through updates on their instagram accounts. The updates featured their photos holding portraits to the effect that the song has now been certified 10-times platinum. The news broke out earlier before RIAA could update the same on their website. RIAA had last year certified global smash back as 7-times platinum. It had improved profusely to deserve the certification.
The “Closer” came all the way from multi-platinum to diamond, otherwise 10-times platinum. In 2016, airwaves couldn’t have a break as the song went all the way up to the Top Hot 100. In the late summer, the song ruled the airwaves and stayed at the top of the chart for quite a while.
The Chainsmokers is a DJ duo made up of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. They have released other huge hits such as ‘Something Just Like This” and “Don’t Let Me Down”. The song is in record for controlling the listing of all-genre singles for several consecutive frames. In the listing, it surprised many when it beat other huge releases to take the 4th position in the longest-running No.1 hit songs in the history of the United States.
“Closer” made the Grammy award-winning DJ duo and Halsey proud as it garnered them nominations and awards. In fact, it earned The Chainsmokers one of their pioneer nominations. Although it did not win in all categories in 2016, the song recorded huge amount of sales, streams and massive airplay. It was also featured in Billboard charts such as Electronic Hits/Hot Dance chart. It topped Electronic Hits/Hot Dance chart and maintained the position for quite a while. However, “The Middle” overthrew them from the position.
While the DJ duo had released a couple of songs that featured in top 10 by 2016, “Closer” was a major achievement as its sales sky-rocketed and made them more famous. For Halsey, she had proved to be a rising talent with a couple of songs by her name and big fan base. However, the song she did with The Chainsmokers was her breakthrough single.