This spring season will be a hit at ABC studios
as the American Idol series returns. American Idol is a popular program where
various icon music competes. The show is hosted by a talented host Ryan
Seacrest. In 2002, Ryan Seacrest joined the Fox reality
television as co-host for the
American Idol program with Brian Dunkleman. With time the show became famous
with more than 26 million viewers and Ryan Seacrest as the host. This
popularity contributes to Ryan`s salary raise as he struck a deal with CKX to
continue hosting the show up to date. He received $45 million.
Ryan Seacrest has been awarded prestigious awards
for his creativity and innovation in entrepreneurship as well as serving
various positions as a host and a producer in a nationally syndicated radio. He
has produced multiple series with many viewers all over the world including the
E- network favorite show Keeping up with the Kardashians, Jamie Oliver`s Food Revolution which
is the Emmy Award winning reality show, Shas of Sunset for Bravo.
Recently, Ryan Seacrest is the host and executive
producer of “Dick Clark`s New Year`s Rockin` Eve with Ryan” program.
In addition to his hosting and broadcasting
career, Ryan Seacrest has established a fashion
enterprise. Which consists of a
menswear collection of high standards this is sold only at Macy`s shops. Ryan
has collaborated with Dr. Lancer to produce skincare products for men. Dr.
Lancer is well known for his long-term relationship with Coca-Cola and Ford; he
is also a global
dermatologist. The skincare
products produced at Ryan`s enterprise are of high quality and are manufactured
using active ingredients to give the user their desired skin.
Ryan has dedicated himself to promote the young generation by creating projects that create job opportunities for them. He has
also established ten media broadcast centers through his foundation. Ryan has
also introduced studios in pediatric hospitals all over the country. To give
back to the society, Ryan serves as the chair to the Los Angeles County Museum
of Art (LACMA). Ryan is a role model for many entrepreneurs and producers.
She was born in Azerbaijan and educated in England, but it is in Angola where Isabel dos Santos has found her success. The daughter of former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos, Isabel has found so much success in the business world that she is listed as the richest woman on the African continent. Forbes magazine lists her net worth at more than $3 billion.
Shortly after her schooling at London’s King’s College, Isabel dos Santos returned to Angola to take a job with Urbana 2000, which was tasked with cleaning the capital city of Luanda. A few years later, in 1997, dos Santos opened her first business, the Miami Beach Club on Luanda Island. From there, her business success continued as she purchased interests in various industries in both Angola and Portugal. She became a board member for Banco BIC Português in Lisbon and the majority shareholder for ZON Multimedia. In 2016, she was appointed the President of Sonangol, Angola’s state run oil company.
In April 2018, Isabel dos Santos was invited to speak to the Yale Undergraduate Association for African Peace and Development. Part of a group of 13 speakers, dos Santos spoke of developing a new economic model for not only Angola, but all of Africa. She explained one reason for this is that Africa has the highest concentration of young people in the world, and more opportunities must be created for them. Isabel dos Santos also focused on improving environmental conditions on the continent. She said it is imperative to develop clean energy, ensure clean water for the population, and to efficiently dispose of the by products of using natural resources. Along with her appearance at Yale, dos Santos also spoke at the London School of Economics and Political Science’s “LSE Africa Summit 2017.”
Even if you are not in accounting, you can see that technology and artificial intelligence will change how it is processed. Dabie Tsai, a seasoned former Big 4 audit partner, explains that accounting is one of the most critical components in any business. Tsai has been involved in international markets, which gives her a vast pool of experience to draw from. She can see how technology is quickly changing financial services. Tsai has recently commented on how communication and cyber security have already rapidly altered accounting environments and practices.
Automation is going to come heavily into play, but this will create new opportunities and roles for accountants. Having computers take over clerical and mathematical tasks means the accountant can focus on working with clients. Services that will improve, once the accountant is freed up, are business and financial advice, along with business and accounts analysis. Companies will benefit by being able to create future plans based on accounting figures.
Dabie Tsai believes in challenging the organization’s accounting policies, and sees how the emerging technology will benefit corporations. This practice of challenging the status quo helps to build a stronger business. Audits, both internal and external, are good practices and give companies the ability to measure risks versus rewards. The audits can determine if goals are being met or if management is not hitting predetermined marks. Technology will turn the accountant into a powerful consultant, and the organizations and their shareholders can know the business is being managed with integrity.
To stay viable in the accountant field, Tsai recommends diversifying and staying active in committees, mentorships, or associations. Tsai sits on the board of Oxfam America and, before that, she sat on the board of the Kansas City Young Audiences Association. She proves that networking in the industry is one method to keep adding to one’s value, and staying active keeps accountants on the leading edge and should lead to a long and healthy career.
Dabie Tsai’s other credentials include working for KPMG, where she specialized in SEC filings in foreign and domestic filers, credit risk and financial instruments, and corporate governance. She speaks English, Spanish and Chinese; and she has traveled extensively and worked in the United States, Canada, Spain and Chile.