Author: Biz India

A Comparative Financial Look Filipinos and Their Place in the World

By Kumar Balani New York, NY – It has been said ‘no man is an island’ which essentially means no single person can live by himself for long without one day going crazy from lack of companionship or communication with other human beings. Filipinos interact with people in a lot of other countries, and Philippine national leaders have frequently reached out to, and personally met with leaders of other countries for mutual national benefit. People in other countries do the same because we are all interconnected, most especially in an economic sense. Just over 107 million Filipinos in the...

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Fast-Growing and High-Paying US Jobs of the Future Available for You Now

By Kumar Balani (Second of Two Parts) NEW YORK, NY – You will have noticed in the first part of our article last Sunday, October 21 that two of the top 10 highest-paying and fast-growing professional fields here in the United States are healthcare and computer software. 5 US High-Paying Healthcare Jobs in High Demand We indicated, according to the US Bureau of Labor of Labor Statistics (BLS) that the number of people in five types of healthcare professions (half of the top 10 highest-paying ones in order of pay scale) – physician assistant, nurse practitioner, health specialties teacher, physical therapist, and occupational therapist – were to grow in number from 865,400 in 2016 to 1,119,800 in 2026, an increase of 254,400 or over 29 percent. Part of the reason for higher demand is a growing aging population, while insufficient supply is attributed to the increasing need for multidisciplinary and higher-level skills, as well as specialized experience. 5 US High-paying Computer Software Jobs in High Demand The other five highest-paying jobs are in computer software, with rapid growth as well. From 1,085,660 people working in 2016, they will number 1,414,200 in 2026, an astounding rise of 328,540 or over 30 percent, the BLS projects. If you want to get any of these high-paying, rapid-growth jobs, you should obtain education, training, and experience in the Philippines and in the United...

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Fastest-Growing US Jobs for You

By Kumar Balani (First of Two Parts) NEW YORK, NY – While numerous industry associations periodically put out data on what types of jobs grew the most in their sectors and how much their average pay is, the United States government itself provides highly useful information on jobs and job growth that is not only broader – like a bird’s eye view – but also deeper, with much more detail. Visitors and landed immigrants from various regions and countries around the world come here daily into the United States, the so-called ‘land of opportunity’ to seek a better life for themselves and their families, by competing for jobs or opening businesses of their own. Fast-Growth Jobs If You’re Qualified As we indicated here in our Oct 14, 2018 column, of the 3.251 million granted US permanent residence (green cards) in the years 2014, 2015, and 2016, the two largest sources were the Americas and Asia, accounting for 80 percent of all lawful immigrants from around the globe. From the Americas there were 1.342 million people, or 41 percent of the total, and from Asia there were 1.273 million people or 39 percent of the total. But the backgrounds and qualifications of people from different countries in these two regions vary greatly. For example, it is likely that most of the 463,060 Mexicans granted green cards (about 35 percent of...

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Full-Throttle Lifestyle: The Joy of Being a Family Woman in Business

By Judith Nowlin Chief Growth Officer with Babyscripts Just the other day, on the flight home from a four-day roadshow I found myself in conversation with my seatmate. The talk quickly turned from conventional preliminaries to more engaging topics, as we discovered a shared experience in the medical field — he in clinical trial research, me in health tech software. We found a lot to talk about. Shop-talk flagging, we tacked to family life, discussing the juggling act of work and family, and the tricks to doing every last part well. He looked at me indulgently, saying something along the lines of “someday, when you have kids, you’ll figure out a way to be really successful in that, just as you’ve been in business.” I expect I could have been offended at the underlying assumption that I couldn’t possibly be raising a family at the same time as I was leveling-up in my career. Instead, I was flattered to find that the wear and tear of three children at home didn’t show on my face, and amused to think about the contrast between this man’s perception of me and my day-to-day reality: that is, an insane balancing act between the seemingly conflicting passions of building a business and raising a family at the same time. As we parted ways, I thought about that word ‘balance’. My entire career of...

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How one family turned its small business into a US$1.8 billion multinational

By Klaus Wille and Pei Yi Mak – Financial Post (Toronto) Tolaram’s success can be narrowed down to taking risks      on growth and employing only outsiders in certain roles SINGAPORE, October 18, 2018 – Mohan Vaswani’s father, who started selling textiles in 1948 from a shop the size of a shipping container in a small town in Indonesia, once told him “One day you will operate across the world.” Eighty-year-old Vaswani now oversees the Tolaram Group, a Singapore-headquartered company with an estimated value of US$1.8 billion. Tolaram is building a port in Nigeria, producing paper in Estonia, running a...

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