What Sets Fabletics Apart From Other Athleisure Brands?

What sets successful businesses apart from others? For Kate Hudson’s athleisure brand Fabletics, it is keen insight into the industry and consumer trends. Fabletics doesn’t rely on luck in order to find success, but actively combats detrimental trends in the fashion industry. One trend that negatively affects business is the showroom effect, where people try clothes on in store and then find something cheaper online. Fabletics was proactive and launched as a web-based brand with competitive pricing to counteract that tendency right off the bat. This reverse showrooming occurs even in Fabletics’ brick-and-mortar stores, since fashionable items are available at affordable prices. It doesn’t matter whether consumers purchase Fabletics’ gear online or in store. In fact, each customer has a personalized account that updates based on their purchases, clothes they try on in stores, and an initial questionnaire determining their tastes when they first join Fabletics.

 

Fabletics uses big technology to meet the needs of their customers. Hudson uses this technology to track trends closely, pulling items that are slow movers and releasing new clothing selections every month. The technology Fabletics uses can even help to predict future trends. Since it’s launch in 2013, Fabletics has kept things fresh and sought to inspire consumers to reach their fitness goals. Some changes they’ve made have included adding dresses and swimsuits, launching a men’s clothing line, and adding plus sized clothes to their line-up. They compete with other athleisure lines like Lululemon by offering trendy and desirable styles at prices that most consumers can afford without sacrificing quality.

 

Hudson’s partnership with Fabletics isn’t just business. She is passionate about the brand, and how it filled a major hole in the athleisure market. Millennials are health-conscious and athleisure is the product of a trend in today’s society to live a healthy lifestyle. Clothes that can be worn around town or in the gym reflects society’s desire to live healthy. Although Fabletics has several brick-and-mortar stores now, it is still primarily web-based. However, that doesn’t mean that it can’t be personal. Hudson displays her own outfit picks on the website, and appears in down-to-earth commercials promoting the clothing line. She even planned and shot one of the commercials herself on her iphone.

 

With new outfits being released constantly, there is no time like the present to check out Fabletics’ website and find out what Fabletics recommends for you. Take the Lifestyle Quiz here in order to receive recommendations based on your personality and preferences.

Meet Nabors Industries’ CEO: Tony Petrello

Those who know Anthony “Tony” Petrello may describe him as a leader in his industry. One of the most powerful respected men in the oil and gas industry. Since he joined Nabors Industries in 1991, the company has risen to extreme heights, and is now the go to for every major oil or gas drilling company in the world. Tony Petrello currently holds three major titles at Nabors: Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board and President. Nabors Industries works in every market in the world and is the top provider of oil and gas drilling equipment, offshore drilling equipment, drilling technology and the actual work force that manages the equipment and the process.

Tony Petrello joined Nabors Industries after a successful career in law. He holds a law degree from Harvard and also obtained a bachelors and masters degree in Mathematics from Yale. His college roommate describes him as an incredibly astute man – consistently focused on his studies and incredibly driven. At Nabors, Tony Petrello success has been a skyrocket of a story. He served the company as both Chairman of the Board and Chief Operating officer for over two decades, from 1991 to 2001. This lengthy role is a testament to how driven Petrello is.

In his personal life, he is known as a philanthropist and a giver to his community. Tony Petrello married his college sweetheart Cynthia and the two had a child, Carena. Carena was born with a series neurological disease called periventricular leukomalacia or PVL. Tony and Cynthia Petrello then dedicated themselves wholeheartedly to contribute to the research and care of children that have neurological illnesses. The couple are one of the largest donors to Texas Children’s hospital’s Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, which focuses a large part of its efforts on research to help children that are born with neurological issues.

They have donated over six million dollars and also volunteer their time and talents to help Texas Children’s Institute thrive. Tony Petrello sits on the board of Texas Children’s Institute, where he utilizes his leadership skills and sharp mind for business to benefit the Institute’s goals.

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Dr. Walden Becomes a Leading Plastic Surgeon in America

Dr. Jennifer Walden made a great impact on the plastic surgery industry. She has become well-known in her field because she has been a long time champion in surgery innovation. She has been willing to relocate in order for her children to connect with her family. This is why she chose a life in Texas over the life that she already had established in New York. She wanted her children to have a chance to connect with her parents and the rest of her family in the city of Austin where she grew up.

There have been a lot of accolades given for the success that she has had in her career, but many mothers are also inspired by the fact that Dr. Walden moved back home to give priority to her children. She wanted to make sure that they had a good support system before she continued in her field of plastic surgery. Dr. Walden has performed a large number of surgical procedures, and she is noticing that there is a growth in the number of people that acquire cosmetics. The fact of the matter is that this is a social media age where everyone is getting into posting pictures of themselves on a regular basis. Everyone wants to look their very best so it is is obvious that plastic surgery is the quickest way to getting the features that you would like to have. Click here to know more.

As a plastic surgeon in the cosmetics arena Dr. Walden has been able to provide lot of knowledge on the things that people should consider when they acquiring a surgical procedure. She gives people access to a range of options about the things that they can do concerningrhinoplasty and breast augmentations. These are two of the most common surgical procedures patiences will request.

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Impact of Andrew Rolfe to the Ubuntu Educational Fund

The Ubuntu Fund was established in 1999 as a small charity that based its focus on the tools of education. Afterward, the founders discovered other factors that prevented the children from receiving quality education. Therefore, they settled on expanding their reach to curb factors such as HIV and hunger by including provisions for home stability, health, nutrition, and much more.

The 10th Annual Ubuntu Fund Gala Dinner was held in May 2016 with the hope of raising $972,960. This amount was meant to benefit disadvantaged students in South Africa through the Ubuntu Fund’s school in Port Elizabeth. The London Gala raised an amount equal to approximately R10 million. Some money will also be directed toward improving the campus’ pediatric clinic.

About 300 prominent philanthropists graced the gala. The most captivating story was that told by Sinesipho Rabidyani, a beneficiary of the Fund’s scholarship program. Her determination to get education surpassed the numerous challenges she went through while pursuing this dream. She is currently attending law school. Her story encouraged many revelers to give generously during the gala.

The glamorous event was concluded by an inspiring speech from the Ubuntu Education Fund CEO, Jacob Lief. He spent 20 years watching the problems faced by children growing in Africa ranging from nutrition and healthcare to education. This was his major motivation to establishing the charity that has successfully improved the lives of children in Port Elizabeth. For instance, all HIV-positive mothers under this program have given birth to HIV-negative babies. Additionally, every toddler in this program will commence their primary education on time. Finally, 90 percent of graduates are ready to attend their preferred university. Currently, the fund sponsors over 2,000 needy children.

Andrew Rolfe

Andrew Rolfe is the current chairman of the Ubuntu Education Fund. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. Mr. Rolfe received the Presidential honor of the Gap’s International Division.

Mr. Rolfe has also served in leadership positions in several companies. He served as the CEO of Pret A Manger which operated in Tokyo, New York, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom. The management guru also served as CEO of Booker Foodservice, as well as Vice President of PepsiCo Restaurant International where he managed the company’s subsidiaries in 30 countries.

Mr. Rolf’s leadership skills make him a significant personality in the Ubuntu Education Fund. He continuously works towards expanding opportunities to more needy children and their families. Under his guidance, the organization is set to make more developments in their activities.

Livio Bisterzo’s Hippeas Is The Future Of Snacking

Livio Bisterzo is no stranger to brilliant ideas. The 35 year old native of Italy is setting the food industry aflame with Hippeas, his new line of delicious organic snacks. Hippeas is a product created by Livio Bistero’s Green Park Brands which efforts to offer delicious, healthy snacks that are environmentally friendly.

Green Park Brand’s Hippeas come in six delicious flavors and have become one of the fastest growing snack foods in the United States. Livio Bisterzo wanted to change the snack food industry completely. He studied the snacking habits of Americans and discovered which flavors will satisfy their cravings.

Read more: HIPPEAS: This Health Food Startup Geared Towards Millennials Is Giving Peas A Chance.

Besides having an innate business sense Livio Bisterzo also believes in giving back to the world. A portion of Hippeas profits are donated to Farm Africa to support African farmers. Bisterzo understands that we are living in an increasingly global world and that it is important for everyone to work together. Bisterzo also believes that millenneials understand this concept and want to support businesses that think globally

According to Livio Bisterzo himself, he has been an Entrepreneur since his college days. His entrepreneurial experience includes a London-based luxury men’s grooming range known as Kyoku. That business spread among 40 countries, including the United States. This was Livio’s first experience in international business. Livio also managed a drink brand called Little Miracles that successfully spread throughout Europe.

Livio Bisterzo drew on his vast experience to begin Green Park. Though he has learned much he continues to learn through his Green Park venture. One thing he has learned through the venture is to work closely with the manufacturer. Hippeas is an unusual product and can pose certain problems for manufacturers. He has learned that you must ask many questions and prepare for every eventuality in the food business.

Livio Bisterzo is an entrepreneur with a vision and a big heart. His uniquely delicious snack, Hippeas, is taking the snack food industry by storm. Through his philanthropy when he succeeds the entire globe succeeds.

Newest Startup is a Personal One for Eric Lefkofsky

Chicago entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky is the founder and co-founder of companies including Groupon, Echo Global Logistics, Uptake Technologies, Inner Workings and Mediaocean. These companies deal with print promotion, procurement, retail and analytics.

Eric Lefkofsky, who has a law degree from the University of Michigan, also established a private Lefkofsky Family Foundation to help people in the Chicago community. In addition, he serves as a trustee for the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago as well as The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago.

Eric Lefkofsky net worth is estimated by Forbes to be approximately $1.7 billion. His latest venture, however, now at age 47 is personal. His world was shaken when his wife, Liz, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite his personal success and wealth, when confronted with a cancer diagnosis, Lefkofsky’s world was thrown into a whirlwind of tests, doctors, technicians and medical jargon. When confronted with dealing with cancer on a more personal level, he founded Tempus. Tempus takes data from patients and their physicians and helps turn it into individual treatment protocols for patients afflicted with cancer. A labor of love, Lefkovsky invested millions of his own money into this venture to learn more: https://www.tempus.com/about-us/  click here.

Based in Chicago, Tempus allows doctors more access to data surprising unavailable to them before now. With a centralized database, doctors have access to tumor markers, genes and other information about patients that can help predict outcomes and ultimately, the success of patients’ treatment protocols.

Tempus presently working with at least 12 health care facilities and hospitals including Northwestern and the Mayo Clinic. Patients are sent to Tempus by oncologists who sequence their tumors into data bases and enter their molecular information and clinical data. Together this information gives physicians a clearer picture of the patients cancers and can treat them accordingly.

Tempus is a medical tech company, but a tech company nonetheless, something Lefkovsky has experience in. It will take years to actually tell if Tempus will save lives, but as data is added, more and more information is available to doctors in the facilities who register with them.

Orange Coast College Rowers are Giant Killer

Orange Coast College is one of the best community colleges in the country. Orange Coast College is located in Costa Mesa, Orange Country, California, enrolling over 25,000 students every semester. For many students Orange Coast College is a spring board to launch their academic journeys to larger institutions such as the University of California, California State University, Stanford, and numerous public and private colleges across the country.

Orange College men’s crew is one of the twelve athletic programs offered for men. This weekend Orange Coast College men’s crew team will row for their twelfth national title. This title isn’t just against schools of their size, they will be competing against some of the best crews in the country, including University of Washington, Stanford, and Boston University. Read more: Orange Coast College | Twitter

This year the Nationals are held at Lake Lanier, Georgia. This 2017 crew is lead by 22 year old team captain Daniel Amado. Former head coach, Steve Morris, has returned to his alma mater and previous crew team as assistant coach. Although small, Orange Coast College crew is mighty.

Orange Coast College has had a crew for the last 60 years and claimed 11 national titles. The most recent national title was won last year. Ten former Orange Coast College rowers have gone on to compete at larger platforms, including national competitions and even the Olympics.

Rowing isn’t a sport for the weak. Rowers’ strength is constantly pushed to the limits, physically, mentally, and academically. At the beginning of the year approximately 80 men will sign up for crew.

That number will drop to half by the end of the season. Crew requires a lot of hard work and dedication, as students spend around 20 hours a week training. Those students know there are high expectations. The expectations are set by the rowing community, the school, the coaches and themselves. Rowing is in their hearts. They battle together against many four-year universities who have nicknamed this two-year community college “Giant Killer.”

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Adam Milstein, founder of Milstein family foundation

Adam Milstein was born in 1952 in Haifa Israel. Both of his parents were immigrants, his mother immigrated to Israel from Mexico and his father immigrated to Israel from Argentina. His father was a combat sailer and later a real estate developer; his mother was a homemaker. Adam Milstein joined the Israeli Defense forces in 1971. He served in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. After his two years of service he enrolled in the Technion. He graduated with a Bachelors in Science in business and economics in 1978. While he was achieving his higher education, qAdam decided to work with his father to help further expand their real estate business. Milstein met his wife in 1974 and by 1981 they moved to the United States. Upon his arrival Adam decided to further his education and enrolled at the University of Southern California. He obtained his Master of business administration degree in 1983 and then began working real estate as an agent.

 

By the year 2000 Adam Milstien and his wife Gila established MFF (Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation). The foundation was implemented to help students connect with their Israeli heritage and further their Jewish Pride. The Milstein’s wanted these young students to be able to connect to their heritage and become advocates for the state of Israel. Since the fouding of MFF several other small grass roots groups have been forming on college campuses all across America. The Students Supporting Israel (SSI) support group began at the University of Minnesota. This group was formed to help students stand up for Israelis who were being demonized on campus. Support groups such as the Milstein family foundation and students supporting Israel have increased in numbers and are there to support young college students who want to understand more of their heritage.

The Jury Wants Information About A Pair Of Newsmen

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are the founders of New Times. Now the grand jury in Arizona wants a lot of information about them. This is even with regards to the sites they visit, the IP address of their computer, the browser they use and the operating system on their computer. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

This grand jury was convened in Maricopa County. They would like this data to be collected about everyone who may have browsed the New Times site after Jan. 1, 2004.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are more than just the staff writers of New Times. They are the top executives working for Village Voice Media that owns New Times.

This was when Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey asked the county to do something about this subpoena. In response, the deputies of the sheriff of Maricopa County came to their homes in the night to arrest them and put them in jail.

It is interesting to note what has interested the grand jury so much in New Times. This is because New Times has been investigating Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for nearly 14 years now. They have even accused him of gross abuse of power. There have been details about his actions. These include inmates dying in his jails, besides several reckless police operations that have been taking place against rivals. This is an absolute disregard for human rights as per the New Times.

But New Times is not the only one criticizing Arpaio. There are several others including Amnesty International that have condemned the ill-treatment of inmates in the jails of Maricopa County. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have been talking about a subpoena that is the outcome of a criminal investigation that was done against New Times when they had published the home address of Sheriff Joe nearly three years back on its Web site. This was a part of the ongoing investigations of the real estate deals done by him.

This is where Arpaio along with the county prosecutor maintained that such publication would violate state law. This is how the grand jury investigation came about. Now the subpoena is demanding all notes, and records, besides documents, as well as e-mails, and any other related files and other matter that may be linked to Arpaio in any way.

Till now, this dispute was being considered as local. But things changed after the arrest of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. They proclaimed the violation of the First Amendment as they sued the county.

Their arrests led to a lot of publicity which led to questions on national scrutiny. Arpaio was highly ridiculed. Even the special prosecutor came under scrutiny as New Times accused him of misconduct during a lawsuit.

Jim and Michael have promised that they would continue with their unyielding stand that will be placed on principles. They would continue to fight against any kind of transgressions of those who are powerful yet corrupt.

The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund is a testimony to these ethics.

Todd Lubar Hopes to Inspire Others to Reach for the Stars

Patience is truly a virtue when you’re starting a career in business. Getting in a hurry to become successful in anything generally doesn’t lead to favorable results. Even though we live in a very competitive society you have to go at your own pace. Remember it’s a marathon not a sprint. Everyone reaches their goals either slower or faster than someone using different means often times.

Few realize this fact more than successful businessman and Maryland native Todd Lubar. He shot for the moon and took the necessary steps he needed as an individual to hit his target. It took a lot of hard work and perseverance but it’s probably safe to say that Lubar believes it was all worth the struggle.

Today, Lubar is a leader. He is the President of TDL Global Ventures where he commands a group of expert market professionals. His role as President is probably much more glamorous than his first job as a loan originator at Crestar Mortgage Corporation. He joined the company the same year he graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Speech Communication. Though not the best role Lubar fully embraced it, knowing he was learning valuable skills for the future.

After his departure from the Crestar Mortage Corporation, Lubar went on to work at Legacy Financial group. He has been praised for his role in helping the firm grow its Maryland office.

Lubar was contempt working for Legacy Financial group for six years before deciding it was time to move on. He then took a job as Senior Vice President at Charter Funding.

Mortgage banking has always been where Lubar excels however; the financial crisis of 2007/2008 gave him a chance to show off his business skill in other avenues. He has begun enterprises in the demolition industry, the nightclub industry, the recycling business, and real estate.

The driving force behind Lubar’s hunger as a businessman is his love for people. He has owned several companies where the approach is to help people become more successful. Without his love of people Todd Lubar may not be the man he is today.

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