Mike Asimos – Manhattan Hiking

mike asimos discussed manhattan hiking locations

I caught up with Mike Asimos last Friday to discuss his visit to New York.  If you don’t know, Mike Asimos is a popular blogger who owns a personal website at: http://mikeasimos.blogspot.com.  The site features his travels, outdoors, and hiking locations.  He also owns probably the largest Grateful Deal collection anywhere.  His father Dan started it and it was later passed onto him.  Over the years, he just kept on adding to his collection and now he describes it as “out of control”.  One of conversations, was about his visit to New York and his favorite hiking spots.  Now you should know that Mike Asimos travels a lot.  He has been just about to every state in the US and knows just about everything related to the outdoors and secrete hiking locations.

I was able to pick his brain on some of the hottest hiking locations in Manhattan.  I’m going to share those with our readers.  This list was put together by Mike Asimos himself (also goes by Michael Asimos) as noted on his website.  Here we go!

1)  In Queens there is a spot called the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.  The tarrain is rough with lots of sticks, mud, and ponds.  It’s not the faint of heart.  There are tons of birds here infact over 330 species have been seen here since 1925.  Again, make sure you dress appropriately because things are messy here.  It’s a fun hike and one of Mike Asimos favorites.

2)  Midwood Trail is located in Brooklyn.  It’s a fairly short hike like .75 of  mile.  As you walk and discover all the species that hang out here you forget you’re so close to the city.  This is one of the oldest forests in Brooklyn.  It’s worth a visit for sure and much cleaner than the hike at Jamaica Bay.  You may want to look around a little more while your here as well.  Like I mentioned above the hike is fairly small so enjoy the scenery and take lots of photos.

3)  John Kieran Nature Trail is part of the Bronx’s Van Cortlandt Park.  It stretches over 1000 acres so there is always somewhere to go here.  If you go down by the stables there is a good 1.5 mile hike (Gallagher Trail).  It’s a really big area overall from wetlands and a lake to discover.  There are several trails available here if you look out for them.

Those are the hot spots when it comes to hiking trails and Manhattan and surrounding areas by Mike Asimos.  He is also available on many social media sites online.  I’m sure if you Google his name you can find him.  He has been featured on many articles about hiking and camping because of his travels and expertise in this field.  If you’d like to ready more about Mike make sure you visit his website and connect with him.

Walking the trail with Mike Asimos

Walking the trail with Mike Asimos

Manhattan Top Attractions

Manhattan Popular Attractions

I was in Manhattan this past weekend and wanted to share my experiences with several of the top attractions.  These are your typical top recommended sites to visit.  Almost everyone visits them.  Here we go and more will be discussed in future posts.

Central Park is about 843 acres in the heart of Manhattan.  It’s pretty much busy all the time with the locals and many tourists checking it out.  Since the city is almost all concrete visiting the Park will give you a sense of “green” again.  I have been to many states and venues and understand getting some of the greenery is an important element.  In 1962, Central Park was give historic status.  Central Park can get really busy and it’s believed to have over 35 million visitors a year.

Empire State Building located in midtown Manhattan the Empire State Building is the 4th tallest in the USA.  The building is actually owned by Empire State Realty Trust and their current CEO Anthony Malkin.  Just a few years ago in 2010 over $550 million was spent to renovate the building and make it more eco-friendly ($120 million of it).  There has been many suicide attempts (some successful and others not) mostly from individuals trying to jump off of it.  A plane also crashed into the building in 1945 which impacted several floors.  If you’re curious and decide to count the steps I will tell you now that there are 1860 steps from the street level.  Over 1000 business do business inside and it actually has it’s own zip code.  That is impressive.

Times Square can be an exciting place to visit.  Again, this is one of the more popular areas to visit and where a lot of tourists visit.  It is also located in midtown Manhattan if you’re having trouble finding it.  New York Times Square is considered to be the most visited attraction in the World with over 39 million visitors per year.  About 330,000 people pass through the area on a daily basis.  On New Years Eve each year the place is standing room only and you need to get here in the morning to see the action (ball drop).

There is you have it.  A quick summary of the few places to visit and deem the top attractions in Manhattan.


Co-Founder Leroy Mergy

Mr. Leroy Mergy

Mr. Leroy Mergy has been advising companies having a cumulative market capitalization of more than $500 billion and has also revitalized some of the notable Fortune 100 companies. Some of the outstanding transformations over the last decade include Gillette, Alcan, BB&T and Abbott Laboratories. For almost 20 years now, Leroy Mergy and his team has been providing corporate firms with advice and solutions over a wide range of managerial issues. These include strategy formulation, resource allocation, and also organizational changes to adapt to the changes in the world market.

Leroy Mergy is also a co-founder and Managing Director of Galt and Company, through which he offers his services. The company has it’s headquarter in New York, situated in the heart of United States of America. Mr. Leroy Mergy has achieved remarkable success and has become a well-known personality worldwide because of his contribution in the corporate sector. He has been a driving force behind the company and has a special impact on the performance of his company. This company has worked wonders for many of the corporate firms by constantly striving to provide the best to their clients. As the companies need more organization due to the large area of diversification, Leroy Mergy and his team work towards this goal by providing the companies an agenda. The best part about getting advised from Mr. Leroy Mergy is that the solutions he provides are always realistic and are the ones which can be implemented by both the employee’s as well as the managers.

Although the main objective of this company is maximizing shareholder’s return, since nowadays it is very essential to keep them satisfied by showing an increase in their share value. Galt and Company, under the dynamic leadership of Leroy Mergy, also specialize with consultations with regard to creating new business models and altering the older ones to generate cash inflows and profit.

Leroy Mergy

Leroy Mergy

Leroy Mergy is the co founder of Galt And Company, which is a well reputed administration consultancy firm, responsible for a lot of the more outstanding Fortune 500 corporate regenerations of the past few years. Leroy Mergy, the Senior Managing Director at Galt And Company, has been advising the chief supervisory and the board level management on special strategic, source allowance and managerial changes that need to be delivered to gain higher shareholder returns. Leroy is an acknowledged authority to produce great performances in both capitals as well as customer markets.

Mr. Leroy Mergy has a clear meaning of captivating and measuring achievements. His company has been associated with some of the very renowned corporate transformations like those of Gillette, BB & T, Abbott Laboratories and a lot more over the past two decades. Leroy Mergy and his team have been very successful in delivering quite an influential impact on the value of shareholder returns. His company focuses primarily on delivering good shareholder returns which is not the case with majority of other companies. Leroy Mergy and his team at the Galt And Company currently are advising companies with a collective market capital of more than five hundred billion dollars.

A good founder should be able to make his team clear about his visions and aspirations from the company.  Mr. Leroy Mergy and his team have worked very hard in evolving strategies to reach their aim of rediscovering and revitalization of companies. Galt And Company has seen marvelous success over the past years as an administrative consultancy firm, which has helped companies to reenergize themselves.  The Galt And Company believes that companies need to be very organized and should have an agenda that all their employees should move towards and follow.

Joseph Shalleck

Joseph Shalleck

Joseph Shalleck and his team have been successful in establishing new business models for every renowned global pharmaceutical device company’s business units. They help refocus the sales forces to concentrate on new clients to buy the behavior and duct changes.

Galt And Company provides a wide corporate growth and reframing agenda which has lead global business unit policies like launches of new products, pricing and other promotional changes as well as the management and organizational changes like the changes in resource allocation, management processes management to a new category entry.

The most vital contribution any co founder like Joseph Shalleck could make to his company can that be of the vision he has for his company. The success of a company also depends on how the founder perceives his visionary and also the ability of the founder to create his perspective onto hard reality.  With the leadership of Joseph Shalleck and his team members, they have successfully implemented this for many years.

Joseph Shalleck  helps companies to recuperate and rediscover themselves, thanks to Mr. Joseph Shalleck and his team’s vision. All the strategies of recuperating and reenergizing companies have been evolved by him and his team. Companies need to have an agenda which all employees of that company should together work on. Companies should have managers to implement this agenda.  The employees should be well aware of where the profits are concentrated.

 Joseph Shalleck and his team provide great solutions to create new business models. Galt & company and its co founder Joesph Shalleck helps companies to reconstruct old business models in to a model that ensures maximum future cash flow and also helps to generate economic profit.

Joseph Shalleck – Vision For Future

Joseph Shalleck

Many understand including Joseph Shalleck that the recent economic turmoil has made the shareholder’s interest take a backseat. Most of the large scale entities find it more important and needful to devise strategies to increase profits rather than concentrating on shareholder returns. However, it cannot be ignored that the shareholder’s return is the most significant aspect of running an entity successfully.  Being in the industry for many years, Joseph Shalleck has worked with some of the top companies in the World.

Joseph Shalleck has always steered the wheel of Galt and Company keeping this proposition in mind. He has provided major corporate transformation and destructuralization strategies to several notable entities, including Alcan, BB&T, Gillette, Coca Cola and Abbott Laboratories. In other words, Joseph Shalleck, with his advising experience of over twenty years, has been the primary driving force for the Galt and Company throughout. 

Several companies and entities have largely benefited by the management and corporate advice given to them by Joseph Shalleck and his consulting team. Joseph Shalleck, with his in depth knowledge about several technical and managerial aspects of an enterprise, has driven several entities to the top of their sector, by restructuring their working principles and by prioritizing the reallocation of their resources.

Mr. Joseph Shalleck has been a visionary in the field of consulting and advisory and the credit of the success of his founding company primarily goes to his ability to transform the vision into a reality. Moreover, he has also embellished his ideals, practices and principles into his team since the past couple of decades. Joseph Shalleck believes that there is a direct nexus between the consumers or customers and the capital markets and for the purpose of delivering higher shareholder returns, it is essential to overtly manage the companies.

Mr. Joseph Shalleck, thus, continues the vision of restructuring old managerial principles and developing new ones to enhance economic benefits and increase the cash inflow at the Galt and Company.

M. Scott Gillis Biography

M. Scott Gillis Biography and Background

M. Scott Gillis Biography

M. Scott Gillis is one chief example of corporate survivorship or corporate revitalization in today’s time of economic meltdown. Michael Scott Gillis is a co-founder of popular Galt and Company. New York’s Galt and Company is one of the most competitive and popular management consulting organizations founded in 2003 in the New York City and since then, has been a consistent advising company to the senior and top management officials of most of the Fortune 200 organizations and entities.

M. Scott Gillis Background

M. Scott Gillis exhibits a pleasant blend of science and management as he has pursued Geophysical Engineering at the under-graduate level and then, moved on to graduate from the prestigious Harvard Business School in the field of management. This fascinating combination enables him to display a perfect harmonization of technical knowhow and knowledge with managerial expertise. The ultimate result is the improvisation of the organizational structure and enhanced shareholder value. M. Scott Gillis has been vigorously involved in almost all sectors of capital and consumer markets, such as – banking, health care, drugs and pharmaceuticals, mining, educational, industrial and chemical industries. And in all these sectors, his primary goal has been the maximization of the shareholder returns and enhancement of their interest.

Michael Scott Gillis

Michael Scott Gillis

Michael Scott Gillis is an undergraduate in geophysical engineering and a distinguished graduate from the Harvard Business School. He combines his technical understanding of how resources could be uncovered with his magnificent management skills to produce great results.. The share holders have also been benefitted with his expertise.  Michael Scott Gillis has been very enthusiastically involved in recovering all sorts of company’s banks, health care companies, medicine manufacturers, etc.

The vision, the founder has for his company, is the most important thing he can offer. It is how the founder perceives his vision and how he is able to change his vision into hard reality. A good founder also needs to be able to make the others in his team clearly see the vision he has created. Michael Scott Gillis has been very successful in doing this. Over the past two decades, Galt & Company has seen great success as a management consultancy firm which helps companies to recuperate and rediscover themselves, thanks to M. Scott Gillis and his team’s vision. All the strategies of recuperating and reenergizing companies have been evolved by M. Scott Gillis and his team. Companies need to have an agenda which all employees of that company should together work on. Companies should have managers to implement this agenda.  The employees should be well aware of where the profits are concentrated.

Michael Scott Gillis and his team provide great solutions to create new business models. Galt & company and its founder Michael Scott Gillis helps companies to reconstruct old business models in to a model that ensures maximum future cash flow and also helps to generate economic profit.

M. Scott Gillis: Leading The Corporate World

Galt And Company Leaders

M. Scott Gillis is a well-known personality in the corporate world. He is the co founder of Galt And Company which has been leading in the corporate renaissance for more than 20 years now. M. Scott Gillis and his co founding team Joseph Shalleck and Leroy Mergy have been bringing together brilliant minds which work constantly towards making the corporate performance better.

It has been seen that the majority of the companies just think about maintaining the bottom line because of the economic slowdown that world has been witnessing in the past few years. The people who run the companies primarily look for new strategies to make more money and very few are concerned about the returns of shareholders. Even though this is a good point for the company, but the share holders should also be kept happy by giving them growth and increasing the value of their shares. Galt & Company primarily focuses on delivering good shareholder returns.

Special impact is made by companies like Galt & Company whose senior team is headed by people like M. Scott Gillis. Michael Scott Gillis’s company has worked with more than five hundred companies. Companies like Alcon and Gillette have greatly benefited from the assistance of Galt & Company which has helped them to recover from economic slowdown and improve outlook of their company. M. Scott Gillis can be called the moving force behind his company’s growth as a leading consultant on modeling of business and also profit generation for the share holders.

M. Scott Gillis & Management Team

Michael Scott Gillis

M. Scott Gillis is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Galt and Company. His company focuses primarily on delivering good shareholder returns. In an age where everyone is concerned with making more profit, being concerned about its shareholders is definitely a noble cause. M. Scott Gillis and his team (Joseph Shalleck and Leroy Mergy) use their skill to help companies with Portfolio structure, Business models, resource allocation, performance management and organizational capabilities. His way of working and guidelines are fairly easy to implement both by the employee’s as well as the management. Hence, M. Scott Gillis has a high rate of success.  Many companies have recorded a positive impact on the shareholder value due to the efforts of Scott Gillis and his Company. He has achieved all this through his dedication, sincerity and discipline which has resulted in making him one of the most sought after management consultant.

Management consultants are the need of the hour as the market is experiencing high and low fluctuations quite frequently. Experts like M. Scott Gillis, Joseph Shalleck, and Leroy Mergy have managed to help many companies escape the downfall despite the global economic meltdown.  Numerous companies are now on the way to recovery by following his directions. He and his company Galt and Co (a New York Firm) have been more than efficient and effective in transforming the future of many firms by their hard work and smart strategies.  Other companies are now investing in a good management consultant after they failed to compete with the companies under the guidance of Michael Scott Gillis. He can in the truest sense be regarded as the magician in the corporate world!