Shervin Pishevar is not exactly a household name. But the companies that the prolific venture capitalist and entrepreneur have founded and helped to grow certainly are. Shervin Pishevar has been behind the creation of some of the most important companies in the world of tech. These include such well-known firms as Virgin Hyperloop, Airbnb and Uber. Shervin Pishevar has personally founded companies ranging from WebOS to Social Gaming Network.
Although he has little free time, he somehow is able to maintain one of the most-followed Twitter accounts of anyone in the world of tech. Shervin Pishevar often holds forth on a wide range of topics, mostly centering on the economy and the role and future of technology in the United States.
In a recent 21-hour tweet storm, Shervin Pishevar described some of the effects that he believes rising interest rates will have on the equity and other markets.
Rising interest rates will mark a new era
One of the things that Pishevar has hit on is the fact that he believes that rising interest rates will usher in a fundamentally new era in all asset classes. He says that this may ultimately be a good thing, provided that the Federal Reserve is willing to completely butt out of the market and not take a heavy-handed approach to open market operations. But Pishevar warns that the short-term results of this reset will likely be painful for many investors. Although, such conditions are likely to result in many rich buying opportunities.
One of the problems that Pishevar sees is that continual interest rate hikes after such a prolonged period of virtually free money is going to send markets into a highly volatile period. He says that there is likely to be a serious correction and that some of the metrics that professionals use to judge the health of markets are likely to depart sharply from their historic norms. The 200-day moving average is just one of the measures that Pishevar says could end up seeing serious departures from its normal ranges as the market readjusts to the shock of dealing with more historically normal interest rates.
Canadian Businessman Louis Chenevert is the former CEO of United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a conglomerate business with multi-billion businesses under its umbrella. The story of Louis Chenevert is inspiring to many young people who would be looking to make it in business. He came from a humble background and worked his way up until he became a top corporate executive. He holds a degree in production management from Montreal University. As a production socialist, his role is to ensure that businesses met the production needs. The production department plays a crucial role in any business since it is the one which determines how the rest will perform. If it is running well, then the company will run smoothly. His work is to oversee the efficient production of high-quality products at the right prices and capacity.
Louis Chenevert started his career in the auto industry. General Motors employed him as a production line manager. It is here that he developed skills in managing high capacity production line. The company was producing a vehicle in every one-minute meaning that it required a high level of efficiency not to err. Everything must be running smoothly such that no mistake occurs. He worked at GM for 14 years.
After working in the auto industry, he decided to switch to the aerospace industry. He joined Pratt & Whitney Canada which was manufacturing small jet engines. After serving for some time, production went up significantly while at the same time the cost of production reduced by 20%. He caught the attention of the executives at Pratt & Whitney USA. They saw the work he had done at the Canadian subsidiary and decided to bring him to the USA where he would be in charge of production of large jet engines.
Louis Chenevert repeated his good performance at Pratt & Whitney. He impressed the management of UTC since his business was the only one making huge profits. It assisted in offsetting the losses which some of the businesses under the conglomerate were making. After an impressive run at Pratt & Whitney where he initiated the development of the geared turbofan engine, he was appointed the CEO of UTC in 2008.