Josh Smith Makes Bettering the Human Condition His Business

For Josh Smith, of Reno Nevada, his businesses are entrepreneurial and humanitarian endeavors. Josh has founded multiple businesses. His professional focus has been in the technological and health field.

A gardener himself he found that for a variety of reasons a traditional greenhouse didn’t work for him. In response, he and a fellow inventor developed their own modular greenhouse. Multiple efforts to find the perfect design would become the basis for Josh’s latest business, Reno, Nevada-based Modular Greenhouses.

His earlier entrepreneurial efforts taught him the skills he needed to make Modular Greenhouse succeed. The company offers backyard, indoor and patio versions of its product. The set up of the Greenhouses is simplicity itself. The units consist of a hinged aluminum frame covered with a double wall of polycarbonate plastic. Set-up involves unfolding the greenhouse and standing it up. Being modular continual expansion and a variety of configurations are possible. A company-provided app makes it possible to tend your plants via your smartphone.

Josh Smith wants to give every child access to healthy food. He also wants to end poverty-related hunger. Toward that end, Modular Greenhouse has resolved to provide every school in Washoe County of which Reno Nevada is a part, with free greenhouses.

Originally an artist, he decided to apply his creative skills to provide products that simplify everyday life. This process entails Smith making a sketch of his vision. Then, the rendering is analyzed and refined to create a prototype that will spawn a commercially viable product.

The work ethic needed to accomplish the steps above is born of Josh Smith’s creative passion. He states that his most satisfying efforts had “more interesting goals than making money”.

Organic gardening and 3-D printing are trends that particularly interest Josh Smith. The former because he is concerned with health. The latter, he sees as a way to facilitate the creation of new products.

On the subject of education, Josh believes that post-secondary schools are antiquated. He asserts that technology is a much better learning tool.

Josh states the key to success is being able to correct design flaws in short order.

Learn more about Josh Smith from his LinkedIn page

Sahm Adrangi – From Wall Street to Company Ownership

Mr. Sahm Adrangi is a retired 35 year old financial analyst as well as a former hedge fund credit trader. He became a business owner and founded the Kerrisdale Capital Management a few years ago.

He is a graduate of the Penn State University. After that, he studied at the Yale University from which he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He landed an internship at the Merrill Lynch credit desk in New York City through his network and hard work. As a result of his internship, Mr. Sahm Adrangi was hired for another three years to work at Merrill Lynch and trade credit on the bond desk.

After that, Mr. Sahm Adrangi translated his experience into his next job which was a credit training role at the Longacre Fund Management. At the time, the business has three billion dollars in the hedge fund. After a few years, he decided to move on and assume a position at Paulson $ Co. By the time Mr. Sahm Adrangi had started publishing a number of riveting articles about the economy and other financial matters. During his time at Paulson & Co, the businessman made $6 billion in shorting mortgage bonds.

At that time, he had already started establishing a name for himself as an experienced and skilled analyst and article writer. The recognition that he had been receiving allowed Mr. Sahm Adrangi to have a change of scene one more time. He started working at Bowery Investment Management as a credit PM.

Three years later, Mr. Sahm Adrangi left the company in June 2015. In fact, he left Wall Street altogether. While he loved his line of work the industry was changing and the fee structure 2/20 was not as it used to be.

The former Wall Street businessman became a business owner and created Kerrisdale Capital Management in 2009. The company is in New York City. Kerrisdale Capital Management is strongly oriented towards the long-term value investments operating as an investment manager. The business is fond of sharing insight and educating people about financial matters through their website. Kerrisdale has been growing steadily since the year of 2009.

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