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Medical innovator Avi Weisfogel – man of many talents

You probably know Avi Weisfogel as the father of sleep dentistry. This renowned man of medicine made a name for himself as the precocious addition to the New Jersey dental scene, building his Old Bridge Dentistry into a periodontal empire and the preeminent practice throughout the state. Thereafter, he rocked the world of dentistry by combining the treatment of teeth with the alleviation of sleep disorders. Founding Dental Sleep Masters in 2011, he shifted the paradigm of both dentistry and sleep medicine, changing how both professions are practiced forever.

But Avi Weisfogel is also a true renaissance man. As someone who cuts such a polished jibe and an aura of WASPy, old-money refinement, it comes as a shock for those who know him to learn that Dr. Weisfogel wasn’t always so privileged.

Growing up on the hard streets of Newark, Weisfogel, more than once, had to step over dead bodies on the sidewalk on the way to get his ailing grandmother her groceries. Nightly, Weisfogel would cover his ears while attempting to sleep amid the roar of high caliber gunfire, each shot a momento mori of the most jarring kind. In high school, Weisfogel was one of the few white students. At first he was harassed brutally, with racial epithets being hurled hourly. Eventually he realized he needed to take a stand if he wanted to get respect. He began working out and developing his freestyle rap skills. After a physical altercation in which a would-be assailant was sent to the hospital, Weisfogel slowly started getting the respect of his classmates. He began rap battling in the cafeteria and hanging out at the local Chicken Coop restaurant on the weekends, where rap battles frequently ensued.

But after one of his best friends was murdered in a robbery gone wrong, Weisfogel knew a change had to be made once and for all. He applied to and was accepted at New York University and became engulfed in his studies. But he never lost his passion for lyricism and music production. Today, he has made a comeback, producing his own rap album and dropping buku ryhmes like atomic weaponry.

 

 

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The Golden Asset of Capital Group

Timothy Armour was the leading candidate to take over as the Capital Group Chairman. This was after the passing away of the then Capital Group Chairman Jim Rothenberg. The Board of Directors of the Capital Group of American Funds confirmed the election of Tim Armour as the Chairman of the Capital Group. At the time of his promotion to the position of the Chairman of the Capital Group, he was serving as the Chairman Group’s management committee and Research and Management Company. As a Chairman of the Capital Group, his responsibility is to work with other committees’ members, communicate and implement Capital’s comprehensive strategies as well as have oversight on the Capital Group operations.

Currently the Capital Group’s Chairman and CEO, the principal executive officer of Capital Research and Management Company whose parent company is Capital Group, Timothy Armour also serves as the Chairman of the Capital Group Companies Committee and portfolio manager as well. Armour has an extensive experience in investment that spans over 33 years, the duration he has worked for the Capital Group. When he was starting at Capital Group he was an equity investment analyst, his responsibility was to serve U.S. service companies as well as global telecommunications. Timothy Armour holds a Bachelor’s degree from a Vermont-based college, Middlebury College.

Timothy Armour’s advice to Investors is to find active managers who can them their keep. He says that investor does not need to settles for averaged return earnings. He gives an example of investment instance where active managers can play a critical role in earning their investor their keep. The example, in this case, is the value of the Blockbuster and Netflix in early 2000, while Blockbuster had higher market value, Netflix was a fledging company. Currently, Netflix is worth over $45 million while Blockbuster is bankrupt notes Armour. In this instance, Armour says the long-term manager work is to look for value in enough spaces to assist the investors to perform better than the market average over a long period of time.

Under the leadership of Timothy Armour, Capital Group established a joint strategic partnership with the South Korean firm known as Samsung Asset Management (SAM) to come up with assets management products and enhance market operation in Korea. Through this partnerships, both firms will come up with the product of the Korean market that is co-branded. During the signing, the agreement Armour said that the Capital Group and Korean firm partnership will assist individuals and institutions in Korea achieve long-term investment objectives similar to what it has done in the U.S. by managing assets throughout all market cycles.

Learn More about Timothy Armour: https://timothyarmour.wordpress.com/

 

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Bruce Levenson is Not Backing Down

Bruce Levenson and his ownership group that previously owned a majority stake in the Atlanta Hawks is making ESPN news in court. The group, led by Levenson, contends that the insurance giant AIG breached a contract by not paying for a loss that the group took when former general manager successful sued for wrongful termination. Ferry mad some remarks via email several years ago that were construed as racist and was terminated but later successful won a lawsuit against team for wrongful termination. The former ownership group contends that claims won by Ferry should have been covered by insurance. See, http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2015/04/23/bankers-for-levenson-oversold-atlanta-hawks-by-27/.

Bruce Levenson was the majority owner of the Atlanta Hawks franchise from 2004 until 2014 but got his start in business by founding the United Group with fellow business partner Ed Peskowitz in the late 1970s. The company was started in Bruce Levenson’s apartment and has grown into a multi-billion dollar privately held corporation still in business today.

Levenson, who is Jewish, is an active philanthropist (read more on prnewswire.com) with his hand in many charitable organizations, particularly those that support his faith and heritage. He is also active in charity work that is associated with his alma mater, the University of Maryland. He also has a law degree from American University and began his professional career as a journalist at the Washington Star while attending law school.

 

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Kate Hudson’s Fabletics is a worthy competitor of Amazon

Succeeding in the e-commerce fashion is not as easy as it sounds. There are companies in online fashion that have been in the industry for many years. Take for instance Amazon that controls twenty percent of the fashion e-commerce market. However, Kate Hudson’s Fabletics has proved to be a worthy competitor of Amazon. The thing she is doing is not an easy thing. She has grown Fabletics to become a business that is worth $250 million in a short period of three years. Part of the growth of the company is in the activewear business.

 

Fabletics has succeeded because it focuses on a different business approach. Fabletics makes use of subscription to sell clothing items to customers. The company’s business approach is simple and straightforward. Customers prefer brands that treat them personally and inspire them. The simple mix is enough to convince members to join its membership club and subscribe.

 

Brands that have succeeded in the past focuses on quality and price of their products and services. However, the coming of the internet changed everything. The internet changed economics by changing purchasing trends. Customers stick to companies that excel in customer experience, product design, and brand recognition. A company that adheres to this business model will always be a success. Fabletics has maintained this strategy and has experienced incredible success. Fabletics focuses on a subscription business model. However, Fabletics personalizes its subscription because you can skip months that you may not want to purchase anything. This marketing strategy is unique as company’s can skip a month without throwing money away.

 

Fabletics’ unique business module took the fashion industry by surprise. The firm started in 2013 by its founders; Adam Goldenberg, Don Ressler, and Kate Hudson. The three saw a gap in the activewear fashion space. Initially, people had a difficult in purchasing activewear that had a good quality and style. The company filled this market gap by producing activewear that was fashionable, comfortable and had a high quality.

 

In the first year of operation, Fabletics managed to open brands in other countries such as France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The company has expanded its stores in the United States by opening brick and mortar stores. Fabletics has managed to reach millions of buyers and become a million dollar business. Fabletics made a massive business leap not seen in any other product in the industry.

 

Membership to Fabletics is free. However, VIP members have to subscribe to the company to receive special offers. One receives an email at the beginning of every month informing them of their subscription. One has until the fifth of every month to cancel their subscription. Members that decide to skip will not be charged the $49.95 monthly fee. Members that register with the company pay the monthly subscription fee. The signing up process allows members to give information about the fashion preference, body size, and lifestyle. Fabletics then offers outfits for members based on these preferences. Members that subscribe receive these personalized outfits at the start of every month.

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OSI Group is America’s Top Food Company

OSI Group is a privately owned meat processing company in the United States. The company serves the food service industry and retail outlets. The international headquarter of OSI Group is located in Aurora, Illinois. The company’s plants in the United States operate under the name of OSI Industries, LLC. They are located in Chicago, Riverside, West Chicago, Fort Atkinson, West Jordan and Oakland. Many retail customers and food service buy brand foods from OSI Group. The company is now operating globally with over sixty-five facilities in seventeen countries in Asia Pacific region, Europe, and North America.

On 25 November 2016, British Safety Council awarded OSI Group the prestigious award for Globe of Honor 2016 for exceptionally managing environmental risks. The ceremony was held in London’s Drapers’ Hall. Recently, OSI Group acquired Flagship Europe from the Colorado-based Flagship Food Group. Flagship Europe is a major food supplier to the United Kingdom’s food service market. In the mid of 2016, OSI Group bought a storage warehouse and foot processing facility in Chicago. Tyson Foods formerly operated this food facility which has an area of the two-hundred-thousand square foot. It is located near the existing facility of OSI Group. The purchase of this infrastructure will provide support to meet the demands of companies growing the business.

OSI Group operates with an entrepreneurial spirit and avoids becoming a corporate behemoth. The company is always looking for people who believe they can make a difference. OSI Group believes their success depends on the ability to have the best people. The company offers their employees an atmosphere of encouragement and support that will help them develop and grow. The products OSI Group offers are breakfast sausages, cooked beef and pork products, pizza and dough products, kettle and smoked products, bacon, hot dogs, raw and processed chicken products, sandwich assemblies, frozen and cooked beef patties, and specialty sausages.

On December 2016, OSI Group acquired Baho Food which is a Dutch manufacturer of deli meats, convenience foods, and snacks for retail segments and food service. It will increase company’s presence in Europe and OSI’s business in Europe will further grow. The place of OSI Group on Forbes America’s Largest Private Companies List is fifty-eight with a revenue of over six billion dollars for Fiscal Year 2015. Under the leadership of current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Lavin, OSI Group has transformed from a local food company into an international food processor that for the first time entered the list of Top 100 food companies.

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2016 Was A Comeback For George Soros

A Long Hiatus
In 2004 when George. W Bush was up for reelection George Soros didn’t believe he would win. When the unthinkable did happen the shock sent George Soros reeling and discouraged him from involving himself in politics. Further disappointment came in the presidency of Barack Obama. Soros had hoped that Obama would take a more liberal approach than he pursued. It seemed as if Soros would never push for the left ever again. However, 2016 and the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton changed everything. After she secured the Democratic nomination Soros throw in his support for the first time in years.

Standing With Her
The support George Soros is showing for Hillary Clinton is a throwback to his support of her husband Bill Clinton in the 90s. Starting with $8 million his support served as a bellwether for other progressive donors. These donors piled on so much money that Hillary Clinton was eventually able to claim the wealthiest campaign in American history. Meanwhile her opponent Donald Trump had only half as much money. It seemed as if everything was going her way.

Standing Up For The Migrants
While the campaign contributions George Soros made towards Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid were impressive, his efforts to support the recent wave of migrants in Europe was actually much larger. Using $500 million euros of his fortune Soros placed money into programs designed to help migrants integrate into their host countries and start up businesses. Reflecting on his own experience building up his fortune after surviving the Holocaust Soros wants these migrants to follow the same path he took. Unfortunately, the recent rise in populism and nativist rhetoric spells trouble for this outcome in the European migrant crisis.

Read more: George Soros’ quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system

Recovering From A Shocking Defeat
In the end the political landscape of 2016 was a major disappoint for George Soros. Donald Trump won the presidency of the United States and Brexit marked a major victory for the European Right. These victories have left others shocked as well. Most indicated the Hillary Clinton had a popular vote lead and British polls taken just before the Brexit vote seemed to favor the stay campaign. Nonetheless, Soros is not taking these victories the way he took the results of the 2004 election. Instead he is turning to old alliances to seek a way to stage a comeback.

The Democratic Alliance Strikes Back
At the very least Soros sees a possible comeback for the American left. Turning to the Democratic Alliance, a group George Soros formed in 2005 to engage other left wing donors into the political process, he now seeks ways to defend the progress the left has made and ways for Democrats to hold public office again. Among those attending these meetings are the likes of Democratic party players such as Nancy Pelosi. Beyond these meetings Soros has recently made efforts to combat a major issue in this election: fake news. He and his progressive friends have donated money to help Facebook create its fake news filter program.

Find the stories about George Soros on Politico.com
Read more about George Soros’s life on Biography.com

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EOS Might Just be Beating Chapstick

When you look at lip balm, you might not know some of the newer companies, but Chapstick has been around for a long time. You may wonder what the big deal is about EOS and how it’s doing better than the long time lip balm Chapstick.

What Makes EOS Different from Chapstick?

EOS is a lip balm that has Shea Butter in it rather than other binding agents. It helps the lip balm stay together but also helps lips to heal and feel better. This makes the lip balm softer to the touch and soft on the lips as well.

Chapstick has been known to use other binding agents that make their lip balm sticky at times and can make the lips break out. They also are not as soft as other lip balms. They may be priced lower and also have a few flavors, but they are not going to help your lips to heal.

EOS Heals

The biggest thing that you will notice with the EOS lip balm is that it has a great effect on healing lips. If you are already experiencing severe chapped lips, then you will want to use EOS because it will heal without causing damage to the splitting lip skin. This means a more comfortable healing time and less pain.

Chapstick doesn’t really heal already chapped lips because it doesn’t have the proper ingredients. It can help prevent chapped lips if you apply it before the lips are having pain, but once it is already to the point of cracking or bleeding, you need something else.

There are a lot of differences between EOS and Chapstick, but these are the biggest and the best reasons to choose EOS for your lip healing needs. This way your lips will look and feel better than they ever have before.

Visit the EOS Facebook page and website evolutionofsmooth.com to learn more.

Read how EOS started here: https://www.fastcompany.com/3063333/startup-report/the-untold-story-of-how-lip-balm-upstart-eos-outdid-chapstick

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Nationwide Title Clearing Makes Getting Property Records Easier Through New Website

Nationwide Title Clearing responded to growing concerns regarding title defects by creating accessibility within their website to order property reports. Title defects have become of more and more concern as some feel they can cause wrongful foreclosures and others feel they can contribute to the sluggishness of asset transitions that should otherwise be smooth.

 

 

 According to Nationwide Title Clearing, or NTC, property records are the key to ensuring a clear title and in helping to reduce the risks. NTC is a leading provider in the mortgage and financial industry, providing individuals the research and document-processing services they need. They have made this process even faster and simpler by making securing property reports online readily available through their updated website.

 

 

While most of the time title defects occur because a person or entity lays claim to a property owned by another person or entity, there are also many other factors that could render a title invalid. These factors could include, but are not limited to, previous liens that have not been removed, failure to include necessary signatures, simple issues with document wording, and failure to follow proper document filing procedures.

 

 

Due to those reasons, NTC believes that addressing these title defects before the property is sold or transferred is necessary. To assist clients in the ever-evolving mortgage industry, the company has made certain reports available online including tax report status, current owner reports, and assignment verifications.

 

 

NTC receives their data from numerous sources during the process and involves both automation and human verification, ensuring that clients receive the proper information. This practice has helped NTC serve some of the largest lenders in the country under severely audited regulations.

 

 

NTC’s leadership claims that their process provides accurate results and can even see when a report’s financial impact or ordering of too many documents may not be of use to the client. This success comes from the company having a complete understanding of the results that the clients need and desire.

 

 

Founded in 1991, NTC is based in Palm Harbor, Florida. They are a privately-owned research and document-processing provider to the mortgage industry. They service investors and mortgage lenders, including the top 10 mortgage services in the U.S. They are known for delivering a high standard of quality that has set the standard in the industry.

 

 

The experts at NTC can track and fulfill document requirements in all jurisdictions, close to 3,600 of them. They specialize in property reports, lien release services, land records research, final document tracking, and other business solutions.

 

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Madison Street Capital Reputation

Madison Street Capital specializes in several major areas that include corporate advisory, financial option, valuation for financial reporting as well as business valuation. Madison Street Capital also majors in wealth preservation and tax planning together with asset management with an industry focus. Under these major categories are sub-areas that the firm specializes in. On the finance option category, Madison Street Capital is known to specialize on solvency and capital adequacy as well as the independent 3rd party fairness opinions. On the wealth preservation and tax planning category, this firm specializes in the creation of wealth, creating business exit plans as well as the tax planning process.

 

Regarding the Asset Management industry focus, the Madison Street Capital majors in advice concerning mergers and acquisition, restructuring services and the services concerning the portfolio valuation of a firm. Under this category, the firm also specializes in financial sponsor coverage services. Under the category of business valuation, Madison Street Capital has been known to specialize in tax compliance and not forgetting company valuation. Like other financial firms in the region, the firm deals with purchase price allocations and structured finance products as well as share-based compensation. The firm also deals with the Goodwill and intangible asset impairment. All these fall under the valuation for financial reporting. Lastly, the firm has built a reputation as the giant in corporate advisory services. Some of the tasks that fall under this category include ESOP Advisory, Mergers, and acquisitions, private placements, and corporate governance as well as buy out advisory and bankruptcy services. The company also deals with the capital restructuring needs of its clients.

 

Madison Street Capital has managed to be the best banking investment firm in the world by understanding the needs of its clients and also the importance of keeping their information private and confidential. Because of the good reputation, the firm has managed to attract clients from all walks of life. The firm operates in almost all continents as it has offices in Africa, Asia-Pacific region, Europe and not forgetting the North America offices. The company also employees the most competent employees available in the market.

 

The company maintains a huge social media presence to keep touch with its customers. The company has a Facebook account, Twitter account, and an Instagram account. The current chief operating officer of the Madison Street Capital is Anthony Marsala. On the other hand, the Chief Operating Officer of this firm is a gentleman called Charles Botchway. The most notable deal that the Madison Street Capital has helped broker is the acquisition OF Acuna & Asociados by the Dowco. Dowco has been a long term client of this firm. The Senior Managing Director of Madison Street Capital is Karl D’Cunha. Madison Street Capital has received many awards in the past.

Learn more:

http://www.pr.com/press-release/657365

 

 

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How Bruce Levenson has had success

Bruce Levenson is a name that many people know from the NBA. When he took over the Atlanta Hawks, he wanted to start by changing the game experience for many people. This is something that he had to battle for a while. He has talked about the team giving away free tickets at the start of his tenure, simply because no one wanted to pay to see his team play. In his mind, this caused a lot of issues down the road for a variety of reasons. Not only did it make people discount the value of the Hawks game, but it also got people accustomed to not paying a lot of money to go see a game. However, over time he was able to build a great franchise out of the Atlanta Hawks.

See: http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2015/04/23/bankers-for-levenson-oversold-atlanta-hawks-by-27/

Bruce Levenson

When he first bought the team, Bruce Levenson had his share of challenges. Not only was there a major talent gap, but he also had trouble getting people to come to the games. All of his work was put into changing the team’s talent levels over the long term. Anyone who has ever watched an NBA game knows that just one player can make a huge difference in a team’s level of play.

Final Thoughts

Over the long term, having success in life is not easy. According to a Time.com article, Bruce Levenson has not been perfect in his time with the Hawks, but he did a great job of getting the franchise back on the right footing again. Although he is no longer with the team, his legacy is living on long after he is gone. He was able to get the Hawks to be respectable again, and this is something that no one thought would happen. If you want to turn around a company or a team, he is a great person to learn from.

Source: brucelevenson.com