When Hussain Sajwani was a young student he made a deal with himself that he would never go into business for himself. He worked many hours after school in his father’s store and said that he would get a degree and become a professional and then he would be able to work normal hours.
However, opportunity changed Hussain’s boyhood pledge and he did start his own business after all. He formed a catering company that very successfully served food to the US Army during the Gulf Wars in the countries of Kuwait and Iraq. That business is still intact today and doing very well.
In 2002, Sajwani formed a company called DAMAC, a real estate investment company that would keep the Hussain Sajwani family in a very prosperous position for sure. When the UAE government made the decision to allow foreigners the right to immigrate to the UAE, Sajwani calculated correctly that there would be a subsequent boom in real estate.
Sajwani became a master of marketing and there were not many places in the country that did not have ads and promotions that the DAMAC owner had placed. One of his favorite ad slogans was, “A Bently For Every Apartment.” Proving that good advertising works, his first project was completely sold out before he even started construction.
Sajwani also used very conservative business tactics. He always pays for the land for his projects in cash in full. That way there will never be any issue with foreclosure. He also finances very little of the rest of the building projects which helps solidify the entire investment. Each separate apartment project has its own accounting system and bank account. Should one project prove difficult from a financial standpoint, it won’t have any effect on the rest of the business.
Dr. Jorge Moll Neto is a Brazilian heart surgeon and entrepreneur. He is the founder of D’Or Hospital Network and president of D’Or Institute for Research and Teaching. Established in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, D’Or Hospital Network has expanded to 32 hospitals around the country.
In a recent medical symposium, Jorge Moll highlighted some milestones for the hospital network. He traced the origins of D’Or Hospital Network to the poor quality public health services in Brazil. According to Jorge Moll, his solution to poor services was the establishment of a network of hospitals in Rio de Janeiro. The D’Or Hospital Network faced many hurdles including cash flow limitations and debt servicing. Also, the health network experienced a reduction in patient numbers arising from the Brazilian financial crisis. During the crisis, a lot of people abandoned the hospital network for public health service or other health providers.
To overcome these obstacles, Jorge Moll introduced what he referred to as “Total Health Management Model.” This model sought to provide quality and affordable health care using qualified professionals and technology. The model will ensure proper patient management from the casualty, through treatment to discharge.
Moreover, Jorge Moll reiterated the hospital network’s commitment to quality which has seen some of their hospitals receiving international recognition. One of the flagship hospitals under the system is the luxurious Star Cup hospital in Copacabana (idor.org). This hospital used 400 million Reais to set up and employs over 600 medical professionals. The Copa Star’s interior décor garnished with woody tones, and a citrus touch ensures that the smell of ether, associated with hospitals is non-existent. Also, the Copa Star is designed to make use of natural illumination which emits a welcoming aura of tranquility.
Jorge Moll studied medical science at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He attained his Ph.D (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jorge_Moll2). in 2004 from Sao Paul University after completing his Neurology therapeutic residence. Jorge Moll has immensely contributed to the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit where he heads. One of the Moll research is the foundation of the affinitive emotions and altruism. He discovered that involving yourself in charity work has the same effect as engaging in a pleasurable activity.