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Shervin Pishevar Warns Against Hungry Unicorns

Shervin Pishevar is renowned for his accurate predictions on the economy and technology aspects of the United States of America. Basing on a history of his predictions, Pishevar has the ability to identify opportunities and make appropriate decisions long before the realization of its effect on the public. The growth of his career in the investment industry transcends all other personalities in the industry. Pishevar is the founder of An investing firm. He has also invested in multi-billion tech companies including Airbnb and Uber. Besides, he is popular for his controversial tweets on diverse topics on status and trends of the United States.

In one of the 50 tweets that he sent over a 24 hour period, Shervin Pishevar criticized the Unicorns for their recent moves in acquiring startup competitors. According to Pishevar, old forests should burn out to make room for the new. He mentions Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Apple, and Alphabet as the big five unicorns in the United States that may lead to a downfall of the country’s economy. Basing on his extensive experience in the business world, Shervin Pishevar warns against buying of the small companies by the unicorns stating that this would cripple the national system.

In the tweet, Shervin Pishevar demonstrates how startup companies are gradually getting absorbed by the unicorns. He blames the corporate world for the collective blind eye to impending effects of the trend. Pishevar emphasizes on negative impacts of the power and influence of these unicorns to the nation. He considers the five companies as monopolies in the technology industry. Pishevar remains adamant on his negative perspective of economic giants built on monopoly frameworks. He clearly demonstrates his worry on future of the economy if the unicorns continue to dominate and buy out the small competitors.

Although none of his predictions can be guaranteed, it is suicidal to assume the 50 tweets. Any business owner and investor should take into consideration the warnings and make individual assumptions. Shervin Pishevar’s track record on identifying trends and making timely investment decisions is admirable. Most of his past predictions and follow-up decisions have been right. Hence, more reason to look into the tweets other than brushing them off.

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The Newly Opened A-List Restaurant In Sumba Island

Few world-class restaurants cater to the holistic needs of different travelers, such as sports, five-star room services, and cuisine. The newly opened Nihiwatu hotel on the Indonesian islands is an A-list destination that also featured on Travel + Leisure in 2016 as a top hospitality provider. The hotel is a renovation from a much less glamorous one, which cost $30 million in total to refurbish in a period of three years and launch in 2015. The purchase and rehabilitation of the facility were the genius idea of the owners, James McBride and Christopher Burch. In an interview with Business Jet Traveler in 2015, Chris stated that he is awed by the Indonesian islands and bought the place for his children. He revealed that the hotel is more than just a revenue generating activity. It is a job provider for the locals on the islands. Additionally, a percentage of the restaurants’ donations go to the Sumba Foundation, and helps the marginalized people on Sumba Island.

Nihiwatu is located on the Sumba Islands and has 27 private villas, including Chris Burch’s private villa, the Raja Mandela, which has four other villas. The villas have plunge pools that overlook the Indian Ocean. The hotel has two bamboo trees which are connected by bamboo bridges. The main treehouse has an infinity pool and a vast living room. The hotel’s compound has a broad theme of the Sumbanese culture, with Ikat prints, local woods, and Sumbanese antiques. Waterfalls located on the land have spas at the foot of the water. There are also new spas at the beach with professional and expert staff. Sporting activities available through Nihiwatu include surfing, hiking expeditions, boat riding, horse riding, and swimming. Chris and James have plans to open similar restaurants in Nicaragua and Costa Rica

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Chris Burch has 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur and an investor. He is actively involved in the launch of new startups and enjoys applying creativity in every experience. Some of the firms that he has helped set up include Poppin, Cocoon9, JawBone, Faena Hotel + Universe, TRADEMARK, DeGeneres and Voss Water, check this on  Currently, Chris is the chief executive officer and founder of Burch Creative Capital. The firm specializes in the creation and merchandising of various consumer and lifestyle products in hospitality, foods, apparel, retail, and interior design.  More on Chris values creativity, imagination, and employee support to create longstanding and disruptive products.  Be updated with Burch recent timeline activities, click on

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