Thor Halvorssen Recognizes the Importance of Everyone in Making a Change

According to Forbes, Thor Halvorssen was born on March 9, 1976 in Venezuelan. On his mother’s side he was the descendant of Cristobal Mendoza, Venezuela’s first president. His grandfather on his father’s side is known as a helper of the Norweign King’s Council who helped create ties with companies such as Dunlap.

He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania magna cum lad with concurrent Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Political Science and History. During his freshman year at Pennsylvania, his father was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.

For the seventy-four days he was in the prision he was beaten and starved, almost dying. This prompted Halvorssen to pursue a career as a human rights activist.

He went on to found the Oslo Freedom Forum which is considered a spectacular human rights festival. He is also the founder and President of the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), which focuses on human rights globally, more specifically closed societies. The company’s headquarters is located in New York City at the Empire State Building.

On the board of the company are members such as Valclav Havel who died in 2011, and political activist Garry Kasparov who was imprisoned for protesting against a punk band singer that sang an anti-Putin song.

As well as his work with the Freedom Forum and the HRF, Halvorssen is also a film producer. His films, like everything else, focuses on things that are inhuman and begs the question “What can we do to change this?” For example, after sneaking in a Buddhist patriarch in Vietnam’s church, he walked out to find the government there. Read more: Thor Halvorssen | LinkedIn

After being their punching bag for a few hours he convinced them that he was a spiritual person seeking Buddhism. His cameraman managed to sneak out with the video card in his rear.

His group of twelve that work at HRF have the greats excited to see his work, from PayPal founder Peter Theil to the people just wanting to make a difference, they recognize the importance of everyone when it comes to making a change!

Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: https://humanrightsfoundation.org/about/board-and-international-council/thor-halvorssen

 

The Rise and Success of EOS Lip Balm

It is common to associate cosmetics with imperfections, but this is far from the truth because many perfect women continue using them. However, beauty is what a person feels to be right as a precise moment as contrasted to natural or best looks. Though lip balm is not considered as a significant cosmetics product, it makes a great difference to the right feeling associated with beauty. It is on this basis that EOS lip balm developed its Lip Balms despite the stiff competition in the market. Marketing a product of this nature can be challenging, but EOS has managed to go beyond its target market.

Entering any saturated market can be challenging but customer satisfaction determines how far a brand can go. It is from this perspective that EOS launched its brand considering that the need for lip balm can never be satisfactorily met. However, it is differentiation that separates conventional products and competitive products. The packaging that comes with EOS lip balms, the smell, flavors and orb colors all made the difference. Another “insignificant” element, “clicking sound the sphere makes when it closes” adds to the factors that separate it from competition.

Despite being in the market for a relatively short period, EOS has managed to attain explosive success becoming the leading selling lip balm. The values that a business stands for also contribute to its success and EOS has endeavored to inform its customers of the same.

Based on these factors, EOS quickly outdid other products such as Chapstick. Pricing is also another factor that determines the success of any product in the market. By understanding such importance, EOS competitively priced its lip balm products as supported by the cost of production. The brand managed to connect emotionally with the customers and adopted “The lip balm that makes you smile” as the selling statement. All these factors point to strategic planning that is required in any startup that EOS continually exhibits. Read the EOS full story on fastcompany.com.

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Influencer, Entrepreneur- Bruce Levenson

The Atlanta Hawks Entertainment Basketball LLC, which is the former ownership group of NBA Franchise, filed a lawsuit against New Hampshire Insurance Company. The insurance company breached a contract that involved settlement of claims that was made by the former General Manager Danny Ferry. The complaint included the previous owner of Hawks Bruce Levenson and does not affect the current Hawks Ownership Group that is led by their Principal owner Tony Ressler.

The Atlanta Hawks Entertainment Basketball LLC, filed the lawsuit on September 13th in the Superior Court of Fulton County, a case that was against New Hampshire Insurance Company also referred as AIG, is insurance bad faith and a civil action against breach of contract. Atlanta Hawks Basketball Entertainment claims that it was insured under a policy of coverage for losses of employment practices, the policy included certain act of “Wrongful Termination” as well as “Workplace Torts”. Documents presented by the court stated that AHBE gave notice to AIG 2nd April 2015 claiming that it was asserted by ferry and that it believed it was covered.

According to the court, the amount of the claim in confidential stated that the confidential limits of the liability of the policy is enough to play Atlanta’s Hawks Basketball claims. The lawsuits clearly states that the insurance company has denied the fact that AHBE made the claims and that it had triggered the policy. The lawsuit goes ahead to state that AIG is not ready to defend itself of the claims and also has refused to accept coverage. The lawsuit is also claiming an additional 50% of the unpaid damages it has incurred and the Attorney fee and cost.

Mr. Bruce Levenson is co-founder and a Partner at the United Communication Group (UCG) which was established 1977, he is also the owner of Atlanta Spirit LLC. Mr. Levenson has also worked for Washington Star and Observer Publishing as a writer. Bruce is known to a go-getter very dedicated and very committed to his responsibilities. Since February 10 2015, Bruce has been the Director of TechTarget Inc. he has also served in the Board of Directors of the Newsletter and Electronics Publishers. Sources, brucelevenson.com and Wikipedia.

Southern Methodist University Welcomes James Dondero to Business School Executive Board

Dallas’ Southern Methodist University’s affection for businessmen dedicated to the success of their students seems to be matched only by the reciprocation of local generous donors. Recently, James Dondero–a successful Dallas resident–was chosen from among 100 candidates and graciously accepted the offer to join SMU’s Cox School of Business Executive Board. Dondero has already shown his great appreciation for investing in students’ futures with his firm’s dedication of the school’s Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars Endowment. This fund encourages and assists scholars in pursuing their passion for public policy.

Highland Capital Management, L.P., an SEC-registered investment adviser, was founded by James Dondero and Mark Okada. This enterprise offers a wide range of investment products, from high-yield bonds to real estate to distressed credit. Currently they have $18 billion in assets under management.

James Dondero, CFA, CMA, Co-Founder, and President, has 30 years of experience to leverage across the credit and equity markets. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and was awarded highest honors. He is chairman of three companies, and board member of two–including MGM Studios. With the pioneering work of Dondero in the field of Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLO), Highland has been the recipient of both great recognition and formal awards in the financial arena.

Originally named the Department of Commerce in 1920, the business school has undergone two name changes. Finally, in 1978 the school’s corporate advisors suggested changing the name. The new title is in honor of Edwin L. Cox–another local businessman who had contributed greatly to the university’s success.

A respected business school in a respected university, Cox School of Business will benefit greatly from the generous contributions of time and money from yet another respected individual dedicated to improving their community. In Dondero’s own words, “The Cox School at SMU contributes to the vibrant business community here in Dallas of which Highland is among the many beneficiaries. I am honored to assist with the…numerous initiatives currently underway.”

More information can be found here.

Naomi Campbell Still Makes People Stop and Stare

For decades there has been an obsession with Naomi Campbell. She is the beautiful model that just doesn’t seem to quite. She career has spanned many years, and Campbell has been able to prove that she has what it takes to make the covers of magazines. Campbell has also been in movies. She puts a lot of passion in what she does, and this has made her one of the most recognizable supermodels in the world today.

Her drive has become the thing that has managed to keep her successful even when so many other models have had shorter careers. She has been on the cover of Vogue magazine many times, and she just continues to show off new aspects of her career in interest ways. It is always interesting to see how she will move from one thing like acting in television shows to appearing in movies. After she is seen in a movie she may appear on the cover of a magazine again. This is what keeps her fresh and interesting in the public eye. Campbell has proven that she is capable of handling a lot of different things. That is what people like about her. This is also the thing that keeps get in the spotlight.

When supermodels are gracing the covers of magazines they earn a name in the industry. They become famous instantly because they are in places where millions of people can see them. When Naomi Campbell came to the United States she was able to intrigue people in a different way because she was from the United Kingdom. She was a black woman with an accent. This was something that would prove to be one of the most interesting things for someone that was in the modeling industry. She was pretty and she was different. Fortunately, different sells well in the modeling industry.

It’s great to see how she can still compete with younger models as she has gotten older. Her successful career can be attributed to her ability to stay in shape after all these years. Naomi Campbell is over forty and flawless.

Adam Milstein’s Relevance in Modern Pro-Israel and Jewish Advocacy

Adam Milstein is known for his philanthropy and support for Jewish and Israeli people. He is the founder of the renowned Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, a charitable organization that emancipates and empowers Jewish people and the State of Israel families. Besides the organization, he supports his community by carrying out fundraisers and offering consultation services regarding Pro-Israel matters and Jewish education.

Philanthropy Principles

When participating in charity works, Adam is usually guided by three principles. First, through his active philanthropy principle, he dedicates his time, skill and money to helping people. Second, through his life path impact principle, Adam usually carries out fundraisers and creates programs that have a positive influence on the growth of the society. Third, through his philanthropic synergy principle, he partners with other charity organizations regarding providing financial support, to help them achieve their desired goals.

Adam’s Work Background

Adam Milstein was born in Israel and served in the Israeli Defense Forces amidst the Yom Kippur war. Adam looked up to his father who was also a realtor. He worked in his father’s real estate company when he was a college student.

He later migrated to the United States, undertook a Master’s degree in business administration from the esteemed University of Southern California and worked as a commercial realtor in the southern part of California. He works as the manager of a real estate company known as Hager Pacific Properties. The company purchases and renovate residential properties, and eventually, sells them. As the managing partner, he is in charge of the company’s accounts, finances, and dispositions.

Adam Milstein also chairs the Israeli-American Council. He was also elected as a board member for StandWithUs, Jewish Funders Network, and AISH Los Angeles. He currently has one wife, Gila, three kids and three grandchildren. He resides together with his family in Encino, California.

Awards and Accolades

Adam was ranked among the top 100 people who are influencing Jewish life positively. Through his Twitter account, he advocates for the rights of Jewish and Israel’s people living in the US. Adam was also listed under the top 25 Twitter activists.

True Value Hardware New Executive Members

True Value Hardware is company that is currently based in the US. Not long ago, the institution decided to restructure its global distribution network and supply chain. True Value Hardware has also announced that it had appointed three members in the executive team. According to the top management, the new members of the team are experienced professionals who will take True Value to the next level.

The company decided to make these changes because of the recent strategic goals that the company has. The organization wants to significantly increase its profitability and sales, especially for the old retailers. The company is also planning to attract new retailers using the same strategies. The members who have been appointed by the company will be taking their positions immediately.

Reports from True Value Hardware say that the institution will have a new chief operating officer who will also serve as the senior vice president. This position will be held by Abhinay Shukla. Before being appointed to work in the chief executive officer position, Abjinay was a popular business assistant. Abjinay has a lot of expertise, especially in improving the financial and operational performances in different organizations. He has also served in the global supply chain management, and he has all the skills needed for the job.

Tim Mills will be serving True Value Hardware as the growth vice president. Mills has had the opportunity to work in hardware sales for a long time, and this exposed him to operations and strategic developments. He has all the skills required for the position.

Mike Clark, the former chief marketing officer and senior vice president has decided to retire, and his position will be acquired by Kenneth Goodgame. Because this is one of the most influential positions in the institution, it had to be given to an experienced professional who has all the skills.

Kenneth Goodgame is one of the most respected operations managers in the United States. Goodgame has a lot of expertise in merchandising, and this will play a crucial role in his new position. Kenneth has worked in similar positions in the past, and he is recognized as one of the influential merchandisers in the country.

More News on Kenneth Goodgame:

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http://www.bloomberg.com/profiles/people/18421885-ken-goodgame

John Goullet Improves the IT Industry through DIVERSANT LLC

John Goullet is a renowned tech staffing professional and investor. Upon graduating from Ursinus College in 1994, he started his career as an IT Consultant before his way up as an IT staffing professional. Working as an IT Consultant and Staffing Officer gave Mr. Goullet vast experience in the IT industry. He leveraged his extensive expertise in understanding emerging market trends to establish Info Technologies, his first IT staffing firm in 1994. At Info Technologies, Mr. Goullet would provide IT staffing solutions and services to Fortune 500 companies across the US. Mr. Goullet’s leadership proved effective, and barely five years in operation, Info Technologies’ value was at $30 million. In fact, Info Technologies featured twice on Inc. Magazine’s list of IT startups in the US that grew faster.

As a visionary and dedicated entrepreneur, Mr. Goullet merged Info Technologies with DIVERSANT Inc. The Merger resulted in the formation of DIVERSANT LLC. Upon the merger, Mr. Goullet assumed the mantle of DIVERSANT’s Principal. At DIVERSANT, John Goullet participates actively in the formulation of corporate strategies to help the company conquer various challenges in the ever-evolving IT industry. As DIVERSANT’s Principal, Mr. Goullet develops reliable IT solutions to his mid-market and Fortune 500 clients. Under Goullet’s leadership, DIVERSANT LLC has taken over as the industry leader in providing innovative solutions and exceptional results.

About John Goullet

Mr. Goullet has demonstrated professionalism in steering DIVERSANT LLC. His contribution to the growth of DIVERSANT is significant considering that the company has experienced drastic growth even during economic hardship. As an enthusiastic tech professional, Mr. Goullet encourages his colleagues to be creative and uphold ethical behavior. Through Goullet’s exemplary efforts, DIVERSANT LLC ranks as the biggest African-American held IT staffing company in the United States. Through Mr. Goullet’s efforts, DIVERSANT LLC received certification as a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE).

Under Goullet’s helm, DIVERSANT has experienced significant monetary success. Furthermore, it has received several internationally recognized awards. Mr. Goullet says that DIVERSANT’s recognition proves its capabilities to provide high-quality and reliable IT staffing services to all its clients. Besides, customer-focus discipline is tied to the core value of DIVERSANT LLC. As such, DIVERSANT prioritizes on customers’ interest.

More News on John:

https://ideamensch.com/john-goullet/

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The Entrepreneurial and Philanthropic Life of Eric Pulier

Eric Pulier is an author, philanthropist, and entrepreneur from Los Angeles, California. He is also the co-founder of ServiceMesh, Inc. he serves as its chief executive officer and chairman. Mr. Eric Pulier as the general manager and vice president of CSC Australia Pty Company and Cloud Computer Science Company. He has also led the creation and delivery of cloud solutions for the Computer Science Company. The solution was named as IT-as-a-service from external and international providers. It lowered costs and increased in productivity through its exclusive leadership.

Mr. Pulier has served at the Santa Monica Media Corporation as its secretary from June 25, 2015. He was also given an opportunity to head the SOA Software, Inc. as its chief executive officer. He became the chief technology officer of the company from 1998 to 1999 and its executive officer from 1995 to 1998. While still at SOA Software Company, he co-founded Desktone. While at LogicLibrary, Inc. he serves as the executive chairman of SOA Software.

Have you ever thought about creating an exploding startup business? Do you want to stay ahead of the crowd in innovative ideas? Have you ever argued about your invention which people deem it as impossible? Many people are held back by society. All of us have a great potential to do the unthinkable. We don’t have to live a life full of untapped potential. We need to persist and live a life full of possibilities. Our dreams should guide us through innovation. Eric will share a deep endeavor to help you reach your potential in belief.

Eric Pulier is an American technologist, public speaker, published author, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He has founder over 15 companies in his lifetime. He sold his last company for over $350 million. He has also co-authored Understanding Enterprise. His reputation succeeds him. He is well-known for successful entrepreneurship skills and innovation in technology. He can turn an idea to a multi-million dollar startup. He has raised millions of dollars for startups and owns a night club in Santa Monica. According to him, the world is a dynamic haven of opportunities. Whenever you have n idea, ensure that you actualize it before someone else gets the same.

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Phil Dolci Becomes the CEO of Windquest Group-Manufacturing Subsidiary Stow Company

Phil Dolci will take the mantle of the veteran CEO Frank Newman who has just retired at the age of 67. Phil is a 48-year old executive with over 210 years in executive management. He previously worked for Kraft Foods, ConAgra, and Newell Rubbermaid. He holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. Dick DeVos expressed his admiration of the outgoing CEO and hoped to strike a similar good working relationship with Dolci. Dolci observed that one attraction about the DeVos is their commitment to community wellbeing through active charity.

 

Dick DeVos Is Clearly The Voice For Educational Choice. If I was the 67th richest person in the United States and my net worth was $5.1 billion, how would I spend my spare time and money? That is what I was thinking about as I read about Dick DeVos. Though he is extremely wealthy, he still finds time for philanthropy.

 

Who is Dick DeVos? DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos, the co-founder of Amway Corporation. He was born in Michigan on October 21, 1955. DeVos has a Bachelors’ Degree from Northwood University. Dick held various positions in Amway and clearly understood all the operations of the company. When he was the vice president of the company, it began its operations in 18 countries. After the acquisition of the Orlando Magic Basketball franchise, he became its president and CEO. Upon his return to Amway, he became the president. During this period, the company made a lot of sales and profits.

 

Mrs. DeVos has led campaigns, political action committees, and party organizations for more than 30 years. She was also the former Chair of Michigan Republican Party for six years and together with his husband, they identify the social problems in society and try to find solutions. Betsy Devos serves as the Chair of the American Federation for Children and the Alliance for School Choice. She has the membership of different national boards in Michigan including Mars Hill Bible Church, Kids Hope USA, DeVos Institute of Arts Management, and The Foundation for Excellence in Education. Mrs. DeVos contributes greatly to the education reforms in the community and hopes that all parents get the chance to choose the best educational plans for their kids in future.

 

However, the love for education in the family is one of the leading factors that have seen them establish the Education Freedom Fund. This fund is influential in furthering education among many disadvantaged young people. Dick has for many years been involved in education, which became visible in the schooling years of their children. It is the same love that the Education Freedom Fund has funded more than four thousand students since its inception. With more than thirty years since its creation, the fund has in many ways contributed to the brand that is DeVos. Despite having their contributing charities, they have also been involved in the management of others.