It is not every day that we see a business leader who is a prodigy like Louis Chenevert. In a case study of his life, we see that nearly everything he touched turned to gold. Almost literally mind you. He made himself and many others very rich.
Chenevert, being a Canada
native, would go to university in the gorgeous city of Montreal, in the province of Quebec. There he would study Production Management at HEC of Montreal. It was this extension school of the University of Montreal, that would prime Chenevert to do amazing things for business.
Chenevert began his career by working for fourteen years at the industry giant General Motors. While he enjoyed his time there, and again, made that company more profit, it would not be the niche he was looking for. He would actually find that niche in the aerospace company of Pratt & Whitney.
Pratt & Whitney would hire Chenevert in 1993, knowing that he would be a valuable addition to their company. However, they did not realize just how valuable Chenevert would turn out to be. Because he work was so successful, Chenevert would be promoted to the lead position in the company. He became the president of Pratt & Whitney. Here, Chenevert would discover his passion and talent for making profit in the aerospace industry.
After his successful run with Pratt & Whitney, Chenevert would be given the lucrative job of CEO at the United Technologies Corporation.
Chenevert would knock this job out of the park, as people are prone to say. He had the business become environmentally friendly and begin focusing time in training the workers. He cast vision every day, until the executives had it become a part of them. In fact, he instilled his vision into them so much, his predecessor has kept it going long after Chenevert stepped down. Under Chenevert wisdom and business practices, the United Technologies Corporation would watch their stocks start at $37 apiece, and continue rising until they reached $117. This increase in worth would have the company be assessed at a $63 billion value.
Marc Sparks is an entrepreneur’s, entrepreneur who has been starting businesses and ventures since he graduated in 1975 and shows no signs of slowing down right now. Many of these business ventures have gone on to be more successful than Sparks could have ever imagined. Sparks was never formally trained to run businesses and has no experience in the industry other than trial-and-error. He never went to University/college and he never had a “mentor” guide him. It was keen instincts and going on his gut that led him to start these businesses, and many of them being wildly successful. Learn more: https://about.me/marc_sparks
For a student who struggled to maintain a C+ average in high school no one is more shocked by the success of Marc Sparks than he is. It’s been a God-given gift that he is successful because he is nothing special or extraordinary. Those are the claims of Marc Sparks himself. Therefore, this leads Sparks to be an exceptionally generous donor who helps others with his own hard-earned wealth. The causes Sparks supports are limitless, and he has changed many lives with his exceptional generosity as he feels that is what God has called him to do by blessing him so infinitely. Learn more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/entrepreneur-marc-sparks-transforms-office-to-optimize-innovative-collaboration-300024747.html
Marc Sparks heavily supports many different charities in the Dallas, Texas area where he currently resides. He supports the Samaritan Inn in Texas, which is a long-term shelter for people without homes to help them get back on their feet. On any given day, they house about 160 people, and additionally about 75 people are turned away each week because the facility is full. That alone breaks Sparks’ heart as he feels he shouldn’t have to turn away anyone – ever! He wants to expand the shelter till everyone has a place to stay. The average stay is about 4-5 months, and the person is able to find a job, get back on their feet, and move along on their own. This is usually done by finding a condo/apartment of their own where they can start again and pay their own way. Seeing people who come back to visit him and thank him for the transformation that the place offered in their lives makes what he does 100% worth it! Learn more: http://thebrotalk.com/bro-recommendations/dallas-entrepreneur-marc-sparks-spills-must-visit-list-wineries-dfw/
Marc Spark’s passion goes far beyond the Samaritan Inn as he also helps with the Habitat for Humanity. Sparks hands have personally built parts of 12 homes for families so far, and he hopes to help build many more in the Greater Dallas Area in the future.
He also supports the “America Can! Academy” which is a massive network of magnet schools in impoverished areas in Dallas, Texas that help kids get into these schools even if they would never make it into or afford otherwise. It gives them a better education and helps them advance themselves once they graduate and move on to university/college or a job in real life. Learn more: http://www.fundacity.com/marc-sparks