Category: CEO’s

Colibri Studios’ Bridget Scarr: An Inspiring Journey in Content Production

Bridget Scarr is a British writer and creative director. She currently plies her trade at Colibri Studios, a company that she founded in 2008. Colibri Studios deals with content production in many forms such as virtual reality, augmented reality, interactive exhibitions, as well as other digital content. Her role in the company primarily entails content development, partnerships, and strategy. She engages project partners, international broadcasters and creative talent to bring new projects to life.

 

Prior to founding Colibri Studios, Bridget Scarr worked in advertising, animation, and television as an executive producer, amassing over a decade worth of experience. She oversaw both small and big groups in various productions such as factual entertainment programming, lifestyle, entertainment, children’s animation, and drama. It is later on that she decided to delve into creative and development aspects associated with content creation. This shift was what led to the inception of Colibri Studios.

 

At Colibri Studios, the scope of Scarr’s work became wider. It was meant to deal with virtual reality, TV production, augmented reality, and exhibition all under one roof. As far as her career is concerned, Scarr singles out virtual reality as her personal favorite. VR offers limitless possibilities ranging from education to the health sector where it can fulfill a patient’s dying wish. It can take one to places, which would probably have been impossible in the real world.

 

Scarr is a believer in the fact that creativity is one of the most powerful agents of change. She states that it has been an outlet in her personal life, and it has got her through tough times. Creativity has also seen her develop amazing connections in her life, including with her inner self in the wake of difficult moments. Scarr adds meditation on top of this, and it works well in her life helping her leap through whatever obstacles she comes across in life.

 

As a writer, Scarr always tries to reach out to aspiring entrepreneurs, urging them to work hard and learn from their mistakes. She points out to the challenges she faced earlier in her business and how she managed to overcome them and come out on top.

 

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Banco Bradesco’s Push Towards Becoming The Largest Private Bank In Brazil Again All Rests On The Input Of Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi

For dominant players in any industry, having the greatest market share is more than just about survival – it is about pride. They all have the desire to be number one. As such, losing the leading spot in the industry to a competitor can quite devastating as it demoralizes a company’s employees and shareholders. In 2009, Banco Bradesco found itself in this spot.

After, having been the biggest private bank in Brazil for close to six decades, it was overtaken overnight by a newly formed bank, Itau Unibanco. Itau Unibanco had come into existence through the merger of smaller banks, Unibanco and Banco Itau. All the stakeholders at Banco Bradesco were in unanimous agreement that their bank needed to retake the leading spot from Itau Unibanco as fast as possible. However, with the bank’s president at the time Marcio Cypriano retiring, the bank’s ability to become first again solely rested on the individual that would be selected to take over the reins. Fortunately, Banco Bradesco made the best possible decision by selecting Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi as the bank’s next president. The last seven years of his presidency have shown that he is more than capable of making Banco Bradesco the biggest private bank in the country again.

A look at Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi’s professional background shows that Banco Bradesco’s decision to appoint him as the president was more of a sure bet than it was a risk. After joining the bank as a clerk in 1969, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi quickly rose up the hierarchy and was eventually called upon to head the bank’s insurance subsidiary, Bradesco Seguros. In six short years, he managed to more than double the insurer’s value thus making it the biggest of its kind in the entire Latin American region. Additionally, he also managed to increase the subsidiary’s impact on the bank’s financials by close to ten percent.

While Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is known for his calm and collected demeanor, he has not hesitated in making shrewd but risky moves that are in the best interest of the company. In 2015, for instance, Banco Bradesco was at the center of the largest financial deal of the year as it purchased HSBC’s Brazilian operation for a figure of $5.2 billion. From this acquisition, Banco Bradesco grew in one deal by as much as it would have in six years if went about it organically. Additionally, the acquisition took the bank beyond Itau Unibanco in the areas of branch network coverage, total investments made and the total number of account holders. Now Banco Bradesco is only left with the areas of total deposits held, the value of the loan book and total assets to its competitor and become the outright leader in the private bank sub-sector.

The HSBC deal was so significant for Banco Bradesco that Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was that year named the entrepreneur of the year in the finance category by This is Money. However, that was only one of numerous awards and acknowledgments that he has received over the course of his extensive professional career. While working as the president of the bank’s insurance subsidiary, he was on two different occasions named the insurance personality of the year by Coverage Magazine. In between these two awards, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was also named the business personality of insurance for 2016 by the Association of Marketing Officers of Brazil. Additionally, the highly acclaimed Forbes Magazine included his name in their 2016 list of the best Chief Executive Officers in the South American Country.

Thor Halvorssen and His Willingness to Fight for Human Rights

There are certain activities that take a lot of energy and passion. The fight for human rights is one of these activities. Fortunately, Thor Halvorssen is someone who has it all. He is not only very passionate about bringing about greater human rights for people in oppressed countries, but he is also wise in what he does. He knows that it is better to take the time to gather information about the different aspects of oppression and human rights violations. Among the different pieces of information that he is interested in gathering is information on the oppressor. This is very important for going towards his goals.

While other activists are rather low in energy and rather unkempt in appearance at times, Thor Halvorssen makes it a point to keep himself clean and ready to move forward with his campaign. One thing he does not want to do is be insulting to others. He is instead willing to meet with others in order to get them involved in the fight for human rights. This is something that is going to take a lot of courage and bravery. At the same time, it is worth it so that other countries become more free places to live for people.

One thing that Thor stresses is that he loves people. He doesn’t allow the horrors that he sees and experience to take away his love for people. As a matter of fact, it would be hard to fight for humanity if one does not love people. This is one of the reasons that Thor Halvorssen makes sure that he has a positive mindset when moving forward with his campaign. He has attracted the help of many other people such as Christian Bale for bringing forth his goals for human equality. While more people are joining the fight, there is a long road ahead.

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