There are very few people who jump into the entrepreneurial world and immediately find success. There are even fewer people who succeed as entrepreneurs in the world of technology, which is notoriously cutthroat. Jason Hope, founder of JAWA, is one of the more renowned futurists and respected technological entrepreneurs in the industry. Hope jumped into the tech field after graduating from college and before long he had essentially ‘made it’. Now, Hope is setting himself up to guide others through the same process. Let’s go ahead and learn a little bit more about Jason Hope and what it takes to succeed in the tech world.
To get started, having a background in your desired field helps but making sure to stay educated is the most important thing above all, no matter how you get that knowledge. Jason Hope graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in finance before attending ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business in order to lock in his MBA. With those degrees in hand, Jason Hope knew that it was time to get to work. He jumped into the tech field by focusing on mobile technology after monitoring the growth of the industry. That early success allowed Hope to open things up and start pursuing more of his passions. Find out more about Jason Hope on Arizona Capitol Times.
For Hope, the key to success was always about knowing your field and focusing on the intricacies within it. More generally, Hope knows that it is important to keep your working ideas relatively basic so that you can build off of them without becoming too convoluted and caught up in change. Hope believes that over-complicating an idea is one of the key contributors to failures in otherwise promising entrepreneurs throughout the industry. Hope believes in working on an idea ‘one step at a time’ and his slow and measured approach has led to some giant breakthroughs in his career.
As an entrepreneur, Hope knows that you always have to be looking to the future in order to get an idea as to where you want to go. For that reason, Hope advises all entrepreneurs to focus on their longterm goals while they work. Keeping your mind open to your eventual destination will allow you to adjust as needed so that you can get there without sacrificing what you are doing at the moment. With this kind of mindset, and the appropriate skillset, Hope believes that people can prosper in their field.
Times Square is a place where people all across the world envision to visit one day. The lofty towers to the razzle and dazzle that is a constant sight in the daytime. These are all features of times square that has made this the place to be. Who can forget about the ushering in of the New Year? Times Square is a place of wonder and a place that Fortress Investment Group has made their presence known at as well.
Being able to add to the luster of Times Square is something that only a group like Fortress Investment could pull off. By teaming up with other groups to purchase the famous Palace Theater, this has made Fortress a prime player in Times Square. This is not the only piece of the prime real estate that Fortress has purchased in Times Square. Fortress Investment group purchased the existing hotel that houses the Palace theater as well. This deal was completed by partnering with Maefield Development. These are the type of deals that have given Fortress Investment group a history of success.
As being a creator of credit to private and institutional clients around the world, Fortress Investment group was purchased in 2017 for $3.3 billion to Japan’s Softbank. Although this sale took place, the headquarters are still in the United States, more specifically, New York. Managing more than $70 billion in assets today, this group has a global brand in place that is sure to stand the test of time. When Fortress went public in 2007, there were two industry giants that handled the underwriting at that time. Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers were the underwriters. This was the first private equity fund that was publicly traded in the United States. Many awards for the excellence and passion of this group would soon follow. In 2014, the award for the Hedge Fund Manager of the Year was given to the Group. The Management Firm of the Year award was given as well. This was not the only time recognition has been given to Fortress.
Randal Nardone, Wesley Adams, and Rob Kauffman started Fortress Investment Group in 1998. As the company expanded into more and more hedge funds, it was only natural for the group to reach out and become publicly traded. This was the beginning of a successful journey into global investment opportunities for Fortress. A journey that is for all to behold.
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