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Publicity Extraordinaire

     Publicity and advertising guru, Alexandre Gama, has earned his name among Brazil’s most well known and most successful businessmen. Gama’s education began at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado with a degree in Advertising and Marketing. Gama was first a writer for Standart Ogilvy. His ambition created new opportunities in which he was able to serve as Vice President of AlmapBBDO.

Years later he went on to starting his own advertising and marketing agency known as Neogama. The company went on to win a Lion at the Cannes Film Festival within its first year of creation, a feat never won by others. With his experience and knowledge of the field he was selected to serve as a member of the Board of the Brazilian Association of Advertising Agencies. Going through various network changes, Neogama became a profitable agency. However, in 2016 Gama took back control of the agency and separating completely from the BBH Network that had previously taken control.

Gama has had the honor of receiving many an award. One in particular named him one of seven most important business entrepreneurs in 2006. This award was chosen from 250 other nominated parties. His abundant accolades have added prestige to the already successful Alexandre Gama.

How Eliminating Achievement Gap Has Become a Game-Changer for Rocketship Education

Starting Off

Early 2007, Rocketship Education launched an ambitious mission of building a strong public elementary school network that could traverse the whole country just to get rid of the achievement gap. As it started, there were a lot of happenings as far as public education was concerned, key among them was the target reforms in ensuring that gaps in achievement could get reduced starting from the lowest level of education: elementary school. Ten years later, 90 percent of the African American students cannot reach math proficiency in their 8th grade, as poor 25 students in fourth grade are Latinos. Such figures were worrying to the system until the whole system was subject to a rethinking. That in getting rid of the achievement gap, the elementary school could be thought from the ground up. The achievement gap has been an important step in improving the quality.

Supporting Teachers

The Rocketship Education has since premised the realization of this fete on promoting and developing a breed of excellent teachers. Another model is makin learning more personal and student-centered and lastly, engaging parents. From these fronts, the system been nurtured to a stage where Rocketship boasts of coverage of four regions, 11 elementary schools and 6,000 Rocketeers have undergone the system. Following a smooth growth phase, the focus now shifts to the sustainability phase that requires that the same focus is to grow deeper instead of growing wider.

The Notable Achievements

With this strategy has Rocketship assumed a robust overall success where Rocketeers outside California alone have made significant academic progress that features the schools performing in the top tier of school that serves English-learning and low-income communities? The efforts have never stopped at that since Rocketship teachers have continued to collaborate with other stakeholders in pursuing excellence. The parents in our institutions have also affirmed the continual transformational outcomes through their significant efforts to engaging both the school and their immediate society in providing the best learning environments for the students. Even as eliminating achievement gap remains the ultimate goal, sustainability and solidifying the cumulative gains remains the priority and gives the road map to that particular goal.

 

Louis Chenevert’s Essential Role in Advancing Aviation Technology

Gregory Hayes, current Chairman & CEO at United Technologies, tells people that he wants his legacy to be leaving United Technologies better than he found it and that all CEOs should have this vision. He believes in commitment to always investing in innovation as well as employees.

Hayes states that CEOs have short term and long term requirements related to performance. Both of these will determine the company’s level of success in the future.

Hayes explains that the Geared Turbofan engine produced by Pratt & Whitney which is taking over the jet engine market due to increased efficiency and power and lower fuel cost with a U$10 billion budget over 20 years of research and development. This engine is already been on the market for a year and is in over 70 jets in 14 different airlines. Additionally, Hayes notes that this kind of investment also fuels the USA’s economy and manufacturing jobs.

Hayes also explains that increased demand is what is also creating the need for talent in the job market. With this in mind, it is UTC’s goal to hire almost 25,000 people in the USA in supporting the company’s growth in their innovation platforms.

Innovation investments increase the business of many companies and usually that of a company’s suppliers as well. A company must invest in people and technology since people are the innovative and creative component that makes the difference. Hayes explains that for this reason, United Technologies invest in their employees’ education with their Employee Scholar Program, where the company pays for employees courses so that they can earn degrees in any field. UTC has invested in 39,000 degrees with the Employee Scholar Program which began in 1996.

Former CEO of UTC, Louis Chenevert, is originally from Quebec, and set many of these expectations. Chenevert holds a degree he earned at HEC Montreal in the study of Production Management.

Chenevert worked at General Motors, Pratt & Whitney prior to being the CEO of UTC from 2006 to 2014. Chenevert was succeeded by Edward Kangas at UTC as CEO. Chenevert is currently a Goldman Sachs Exclusive Advisor.

Chenevert received many awards and honors from HEC Montreal and the National Building Museum. Additionally, he was named Person of the Year by Aviation Week & Space Technology.

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Fabletics: The Impossibility of Success

Succeeding in fashion has never been easy. Fashion is a complex and ever-changing environment. One would have to be a psychic to see what fashion will do next. Even more, Amazon controls 20 percent of the fashion e-commerce market. The company doesn’t produce its own fashion, but it offers an endless inventory at very low prices.

With such a dominant force controlling the market, a new brand has little to no chance of succeeding. A new brand would need an amazing foundation and an exact strategy. Fortunately, Fabletics has Kate Hudson to lead it to success. Kate Hudson grew a $250 million company in just three years.

Since its launched, Fabletics has earned the title of a high-value brand. In the past, a high-value brand just focused on fair prices and quality goods or services. That’s all a company needed to be successful. These days, consumers are more focused on the extra features that a company has to offer: customer experience, last-mile service, etc.

Fabletics has also accepted the challenge of opening physical stores. Currently, there are 16 Fabletics stores across the United States, but the brand is planning to open more. It’s surprising that a membership brand like Fabletics is experiencing such success with physical stores.

The most surprising thing about is the fact that Fabletics overcame the normal pitfalls that other stores experience. These days, people prefer to shop online; it’s cheaper. One thing Fabletics did was combine a member’s online shopping cart with their in-store shopping cart.

Fabletic’s stores also host events to get to know the local markets. That way, they stock their in-store inventory with items that are more likely to sell in that area. Because of Fabletic’s focus on customers, about 25 percent of new visitors end up becoming members in store.

According to one reviewer, the quality of many Fabletics products is beyond expected. A pair of leggings has the same quality as a pair of Lululemon Underwunders. Many of Fabletic’s tops are also soft and high quality. She was also impressed with a variety of styles.

What really makes Fabletics wonderful is the pricing. For the same amount of one pair of leggings from a more expensive brand, members can get more items. Anyone interested in seeing what Fabletics has to offer can take one of their lifestyle quizzes.

Devoted Human Rights Groups

CHRIO (the Canadian Human Rights International Organization) is a not-for-profit group that, true to its naming, focuses on human rights. It’s based in Toronto, Ontario and is an organization that works hard to protect basic human rights. Examples of these basic rights are gender equality, dignity and life in general. CHRIO consists of a wide array of different types of people.

Examples are individuals who work in diverse fields such as psychology, criminology, sociology, social work and law. People who strive to protect human rights also constitute a significant part of the CHRIO team.

CHRIO is an organization that keeps track of activities that go against human rights. It protects rights for humans. It even spreads the word about the safeguarding of human rights. It’s a group that employs in-depth education to do away with the concept of human rights offenses entirely.

CHRIO aims to get rid of human rights offenses of all kinds. It aims to get rid of human rights offenses that happen to groups of people. It simultaneously aims to get rid of offenses that happen to individuals on their own as well.

CHRIO was established back in 2003 and has been an unstoppable force in the human rights community ever since. The group was created out of the need to assist armed conflict victims of all types.

It was also created out of the need to assist human beings who were subjected to detention, persecution, intolerance and so much more. CHRIO has aided countless people who have experienced difficulties as refugees in unfamiliar lands. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

The organization’s global Board of Directors is made up of a group of enthusiastic, committed and industrious individuals. These people include the Chair President and Founder Jonathan Whiteside, Chair Person and Founder Liliana Angarita, Vice President and Founder Mario Guilombo and Secretary Belkys Larrazabal Chacin.

CHRIO has set up a range of varied programs that back its cause. Some of the programs that are part of the group’s in-depth mission include Student Placement, Pardon and Waiver and Mental Health.

The group’s Human Rights program strives to encourage strong human rights in locations all throughout the planet. It strives to keep them intact all over the world as well.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are the two individuals who are responsible for the establishment of the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Larkin and Lacey created both the Village Voice Media and the Phoenix New Times.

Doing positive work for the community is a concept that strikes a chord with Larkin and Lacey. That’s the reason the pair launched the Frontera Fund. This fund endorses hard-working organizations that care about migrant, civil and human rights of all varieties. It also strongly endorses civic participation and freedom of speech.

The Frontera Fund aids organizations including the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, the Colibri Center for Human Rights, the Phoenix Allies for Community Health (PACH), Can the Border Divide Us?, Si Se Puede Foundation and Puente.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:  https://www.facebook.com/jimlarkin53 and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin

Paul Mampilly-Investment Advisor For Everyone

Paul Mampilly is a technology expert for Banyan Hill Publishing as well as their editor of Profits Unlimited Research Service. Paul has over twenty years of experience being on Wall Street after which he began documenting his research findings so Main Street, “Middle America” could benefit from his experiences while shedding light on monumental investment trends that anybody can participate in.

Paul joined Banyan Hill Publishing in 2016 and already has over forty thousand subscribers who look to his investment advice on a monthly basis. With his help, his readers have generated winning trades from 20%-116% without purchasing options or making risky bets and have made between $5k-$45k based on his recommendations all within a few months time.

Paul Mampilly had an interview with Banyan Hill’s Editorial Director JL Yastine to understand why his investment process is so successful. After a brief “meet and greet” session, Paul was asked about his time on Wall Street. Paul informed JL that he grew up in India but moved to the United States when he was 18 years old to go to college. Upon graduating from college, Paul began his banking career with Banking Trust as an Account Administrator. Later, he became one of their Money Managers where he handled multi million dollar accounts. Afterwards, Paul was with ING for a short period of time as their Senior Research Analyst before moving to Kenetics Assets Management as their Senior Portfolio Manager. What he managed grew into a $25 billion dollar account. Paul was then asked why he left Wall Street and what prompted him to go into writing. Paul said that though he had had fun there, he got to the point of not wanting to sit in front of a computer all day, nor did he want the 18+ hour days anymore. He thought it would be interesting to help regular people make money virtually risk free.

JL Yastine asked Paul about his video “The Internet of Things“. Paul explained that the internet is, as he calls it “a massive entity that pulls everyone together.” Paul said that the community outreach was huge and the profit potential was enormous. Paul said that The internet of Things may turn out to be bigger than the internet itself. He emphasized the possibility of millions of devices being connected and talking with each other. JL and Paul Mampilly went on to discuss the skepticism of others as well as the future for upcoming investors. Paul stated that he understood their skepticism, welcomed it and guaranteed that the future looks bright and positive for those interested in entering the investment industry.

Alexandre Gama Creates Neogama

Alexandre Gama started his career in the advertising field after he graduated and received two degrees from the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation. Upon graduation, he worked as a copy write for a few different companies before he decided to start his own. In 1999, Neogama launched and in just one year become one of the most well known advertising and communications firms in Brazil.

In 2002 Neogama teamed up with BBH making the firm international. BBH is also and advertising firm, but they operate mainly in London. Alexandre Gama however, still remained the biggest shareholder even after the partnership. A year later, Neogama won two Lions from the Cannes Festival. Both Lions were given the same year but in two different categories. This was the first time a company has ever been able to do that. They were also recognized due to the fact that back in 1999, the company was handed a Lion from the Cannes Festival when they had only been open a year. This was the first time that has ever happened. A few years later, the Publicis Groupe bought Neogama but after a few short years Alexandre Gama took back control and is now the main owner once again.

Why UKV PLC is Considered To Be a Wine Product That is Both Tasty and of High Quality

     UKV PLC is a wine company that is putting forth an incredible amount of effort towards ensuring their customer base is being provided with a product that is tasty, of high quality, and absolutely safe to consume. This is done through efforts of innovative fermentation and sanitation processes. Whether you’re aware of it or not, the efforts of fermentation a wine company puts forth has an incredible amount of impact on its ability of being able to provide a wine product to its customer base that is considered as being of high quality. Unfortunately, many customer bases are not being provided with such qualities of products, and as a result are consuming a wine product that is of low quality, which is often noticed by a watery taste that can possibly even have them feeling sick. Please be sure to contact a customer service assistant of UKV PLC today to get the assistance that you may be needing to begin purchasing the product.

UKV PLC has placed a tremendous amount of importance on its marketing strategies, just as it has on its production processes. Its marketing strategies consists of its web designers creating a website that has been created through immense efforts of quality designing, icon placement, descriptive details, and more. These are all elements of its web designing that makes it that much more appealing to its particular target audience. Please do not make the mistake of investing in a product that consists of it being made by a producer that does not necessarily put much effort into its marketing/advertising, as it may be a reflection of them having a belief that the product that they are advertising is not necessarily of as high of a quality as it could be. Contact a customer service representative to receive the details that you may be needing regarding the wine product that they currently have for sale.

For more, visit the the following sites:

https://vimeo.com/ukvintners

https://www.inc.com/profile/ukv-plc

The Aerodynamics of Whitney Wolfe

Bumble has reached a new level, by opening up a real place where active users can communicate with each other. In addition, the fashion style institution will let people “from the outside” who are aimed at expanding their social circle or just looking for a date for the evening. The new bar was called The Hive. In fact, the institution turned out quite bright and comfortable dating app, with great potential. It’s not so much a bar for dating as it is a place where you can communicate with really interesting people and get out of your comfort zone.

But the story of Bumble wasn’t always honey sweet. The conception of Wolfe’s brand actually began with an unpleasant event. Then, Whitney Wolfe , was solely known as a co-founder of the popular dating service, Tinder. She left Tinder after having sued her former work associate, also a co founder  popular app. She accused him of sexual harassment at the work place. That was when Wolf left Tinder with the idea of creating a new, more secure dating app.

Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble disproves the stereotype that a man should always take the first step. Here the initiative of communication is in the hands of the girl. The project also allows you to get rid of unwanted and intrusive communication with young people in the network. Wolf began to think About the new idea of a startup social network for young girls, focused on positivity. That’s when Andrew Andreev contacted Badoo. The two guys met around August 2014, and realizing that both had the same vision of where online dating could go further, a partnership was formed. Wolfe then began to assemble the team, including convincing two other former employees of Tinder, Sarah Meek (formerly vice president of design at Tinder) and Chris Gulchinsky (co-founder / CCO in Tinder) to become a consultant.

Andreev, the Russian founder of the European dating anomaly Badoo, is an investor in the dating site for women, Bumble. However, now previously unreported information about the partnership of Whitney Wolfe and Andrew Andreev, including that Andreev invested through Badoo Trading Ltd, the UK-registered operator Badoo, and that the multi-billion dollar company is in fact the owner of the majority of Bumble, has become accessible. Badoo currently has a whopping 79 percent stake in Bumble, which makes Andreev the majority owner. As expected, in the second place is the founder of Bumble herself, Whitney Wolfe with a share of 20%. Employees of ex-Tinder, Mick and Gulchinsky, make up the remaining 1%.

A View On Equality

A Single Soul But An Open Society

Not everyone truly understands what it means to have an open society. The fact is we don’t necessarily live in one at the moment. The phrase should convict anyone who reads it, yet we’re not adverse in its terminology. It’s for good reason too. The common person is far removed from this level of education, and it may be a grand problem for society in whole. The fact is the exact quality of life that many people and citizens do seek is the exact quality we collectively don’t understand how to put together. And this may be due to the fact that an open society is something that should already exist. Know more on CNBC about George Soros.

Yet its men like George Soros who alone fights for the ideals of equality and it being the standard for the world we live in. So much so that when men like George Soros proclaims it, we’re still in a stand still. The media covers stories about Soros giving large sums and for various causes, but we rarely come to see George being presented for “openness.” We’re still often stalled even when the context of an open society would be clear from the situation it resides in. But, this is not the case. Therefore we must discover it to fully understand its implements in society.

What Does An Open Society Actually Mean?

To simply put it, an open society is one that tolerates the views, beliefs and practices of others. This is strange because it implies that we need a different term for the actual reality of equality. Yet it’s not complicated in real application. The only complication is that a world of people with different views and ideas find it hard to cohabit. Instead, most political, social and economic issues revolve around the fact that we don’t agree or respect what others believe.

It’s this dynamic that organizations like the Open Society Foundation tackles and for good reasons. Where humanity today is a great example of how far the humankind has come. But, there is still a lot more work to do. Until that work is done, open society theories must prevail. It so happens that society’s only hindrance is the respect we have for others. Visit his site to know more at opensocietyfoundations.org.

Where Does This Idea Come From

The idea of an open society came from many philosophers and political influencers. The meaning itself comes from real life. In real life and right this moment, people are funding in your court system. The underlining truth is that we have little tolerance for each other. This is the tolerance men like George Soros learned while growing up. He had to.

Being forced out of his own country because of Nazi occupation led Mr. Soros to both experience the need for tolerance and the need to give it.

How Can It Be Implemented Effectively

What the work of George Soros has accomplished in society goes beyond the act of giving. He has also dedicated himself to changing society and enabling people to be more tolerant to others. And here, we often find and identify the true name that Mr. Soros is known for.

Read more: https://www.project-syndicate.org/columnist/george-soros