Over the years, OSI Group has been experiencing an exponential rate of growth. David McDonald has also been part of the growth that has been taking part in OSI Group. As a man who has served at OSI Group for at least three decades, David McDonald started out as a mere projects manager, and he was able to rise in the ranks, and he currently serves as the president of OSI Group and the chief operating officer.
OSI Group has been able to gain a positive reputation over the years, and they are currently among the leading food services providers globally. A company that was once a butcher shop is now a multinational corporation. It all started when some German immigrants settled in Chicago, Illinois. One immigrant by the name Otto Kolschowsky saw it fit to start a butcher shop that would serve the neighborhood. The butcher shop expanded and their services were even procured by the McDonald’s fast food joint. There and then, the McDonald’s entity relied on Otto & Sons as their primary supplier of meat products. Well, that was just part of the growth that the OSI Group experienced in the past. As of now, OSI Group has expanded far and wide, and they are operating on a global spectrum.
David McDonald hails from Iowa, and he also graduated with honors in a bachelor’s degree in animal science at the Iowa State University. Due to his excellence in academics and outstanding character, Mr. McDonald was also awarded the Outstanding Senior Award known as the Wallace E. Barron award. After being accorded the award, Mr. McDonald promised to continue being the diligent man that he was at the university. As of now, David McDonald serves as the president of one of the most prosperous privately owned companies in the United States. Far from serving in high ranks at OSI Group, David McDonald also gives back to the Iowa community. By actively participating in various initiatives such as the Alpha Gamma Rho scholarship among other initiatives, Mr. McDonald is genuinely dedicated to giving back to the society, specifically in the region he came from. Mr. McDonald has also been helping students from the Iowa State University to get internships at OSI Group.
The Manaira shopping mall stands in a stunning piece of land that is between Paraíba Center and beach. It gives the shoppers stunning views of the water and relaxed shopping experience. The mall is large enough with a lettable square area of 75,000m2 and enough stores for every shopper to get their fashionable items at affordable prices. The architectural beauty and design is the dream of mall owner Roberto Santiago who loves style and space hence passing his idea through the building of Manaira shopping mall.
The mall launched in 1998, and since then it has undergone five beautiful expansions embracing the latest technology and environmental designs that brings out its elegant and classic interior attraction. According to Roberto Santiago building, the Manaira Shopping Complex in a scenic and strategic place was to make Joao Pessoa a significant town becoming a tourist hub. The government of Brazil released its yearly economic report with the retail sector gaining tremendous strides of improvement growth of 6.5%. The growth has made business owners like Roberto Santiago enjoy profits and giving them the motivation to build more malls and create more working opportunities for Brazilian people. Over 30 malls in Brazil are ready for occupation with each showcasing its might beauty of design and mighty.
The Roberto Santiago Manaira shopping complex brings out its stunning beauty with the Domus Hall showcasing its stunning beauty. The hall is built strategically on the elaborate rooftop and the largest in the country with the capacity to hold thousands of people on each event with the guest having access to ten private rooms. The complex is the hotbed of different business opportunities including the areas for financial institutions, food courts, and theatre. The gaming area has the latest machines that offer different games for both young and old. It’s also designed to provide fun times for the families. The amusement park has the most modern amenities that keep families busy and connected as they enjoy rides together.
Manaira shopping mall receives around 2million visitors every year says the mall manager Rafaela Barros. He attributes the high number of shoppers due to large shopping areas that cover every aspect of life. The stable economic growth in Brazil also plays a significant role.
Roberto Santiago enjoys speed hence he participates in various Brazilian sports that involve motocross and kart driving. The 58-year-old sportsman and entrepreneur boast of being a standing champion of kart competition and other driving competitions. Roberto says that working in Café Santa Rosa taught him the value of working hard and money and stated that this job enabled him to become an aggregating business person. Roberto Santiago has a vision of going to secluded areas and turning them into leisure and business hub attracting millions of people.
The Open Society and Its Enemies is a creature of philosophy which was conceptualized and put down in writing during the Second World War by Karl Popper. The book’s thesis hints at the terrible failure of totalitarianism, fascism, nationalism, collectivism and romanticism to prescribe healthy international human interactions. The proponent of the philosophy of open societies explained that, in line with the concept of liberalism and enlightenment, no single society ever unearthed the supreme truth. He prescribes that the world embrace different societies living peacefully under the governance of laws which foster democracy and allow minority groups to air their opinions as freely as majority groups without any fear or coercion. The biggest achievement that the book ever made, and other works of Karl Popper on open societies, was perhaps to convince liberal billionaire George Soros into the persuasion of founding the Open Society Foundations.
The Open Society Foundations
The Open Society Foundations was founded earlier than 2010 when it branded itself as the OSF from the Open Society Institute. It is the biggest philanthropic organization that the world has ever had. Despite the fact the Gates Foundation spends more money than it: the Open Society Foundations reaches more people, in more countries, and in a more determinable manner. The international grant making network supports civil society groups financially all across the world. The prerequisite that most of the beneficiary activist and lobby groups have to fulfill is to support just causes that seek to advance democracy and justice, education, public health and freedom of speech.
Some of its biggest foundations in Africa include regional foundations like the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa.George Soros is the main donor to the foundation. He is famed as one of the most generous men in the world because, in his lifetime, he has given out over 12 billion dollars to charity. He has been a major donor to the Democratic Party but still, his political contributions are personal and negligible to what he gives to the Open Society Foundations. Yet, despite his heavy giving, Soros has remained a financial powerhouse who has grown the Soros Fund Management to make his worth rise to 26 billion dollars.
It’s worth noting that the foundation has had more than just money injected to it by the business magnate, he also gives it direction. The tycoon is set to leave his vast estate to the foundation and is currently overseeing its restructuring to ensure it becomes his perpetual legacy; his life on earth after his death.George Soros first came into contact with Karl Popper’s philosophy at the London School of Economics. He related with the content of the philosopher’s papers and books because he had witnessed political intolerance first hand under the Nazi occupation of Hungary under which the Soros family barely escaped with their lives.
In todays’ world words like philanthropy are often underused or completely avoided altogether. However, George Soros perfectly sums up what it means to be a true philanthropist. In his years as a businessman he has created and head many organizations that help propel nations forward. Soros attended the London School of Econmics in 1947 and later became a bank merchant. This was Soros first introduction to the concepts of money and management. He would go on to earn a bachelors degree as well as a master’s degree in Philosophy. After working at the bank he later on began a job as trader for F.M. Mayer. With his knowledge of European stocks he quickly became a well known among US investors.
George Soros would travel to South Africa during the late seventies with the intent on helping the apartheid tarnished country. This would prove unsuccessful as every endeavor he encountered caused him to be pulled more into the status quo as opposed to changing it. He would then travel to Europe where he found that his own influence would be more productive. During this time he supported many different movements including: Chapter 77, Solidarity in Poland and various other social advocacy groups.
George Soros eventually would travel to his motherland of Hungary where the regime of Communism was overbearing. His efforts there proved to be most successful, as he supported open society through his foundations. The foundation became the soul of the movement which allowed for a more speedy collapse of Communism in Hungary. After the fall of Communism in Hungary, the purpose of the foundation ultimately changed. Instead of focusing on creating a new system more open system, it now focused upon building a new stronger Hungarian system. Mr. Soros had proven that when men with access to resources put their minds to something that they can indeed make a change for society.