The former owners of the Atlanta Hawks, headed by Bruce Levenson, have announced they will soon return to court in a bid to end an insurance claim that dates back to the mutual termination of the contract of Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry. The legal team of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball & Entertainment LLC Bruce Levenson has headed for over a decade have filed court papers explaining comments made by Ferry, who had an $18 million six year contract with the franchise, constituted constructive dismissal and should have resulted in a payout from AIG.
According to ESPN, the arrival of Bruce Levenson in the NBA also saw him take over the Atlanta Thrashers NHL franchise, but this was eventually sold in a bid to focus resources on the more popular and profitable NBA brand. Levenson has always had a keen eye for business and proved this with the success he created from a single oil industry newsletter that morphed into the real time information business that is the Bruce Levenson owned UCG.
Bruce Levenson believes his role as a business leader goes far deeper than simply continuing to find success in the many companies he has founded; Levenson instead looks to develop close community links that have continued throughout his life in his native state of Maryland. Over the course of his career Bruce Levenson has looked to develop greater links to the institutions and groups he enjoys, including his commitment to the arts handled by a close tie in with the Kennedy Center for the Arts.
In recent years, Bruce Levenson and his wife, Karen have looked to develop a more global outlook that is shown through their support of philanthropic causes backed by the University of Maryland in developing countries. Levenson has also looked to battle hatred and bigotry in the U.S. through much of his current work. Read: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/undergrads-and-graduate-students-mastering-philanthropy-300038081.html.
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Like most of us I enjoy hearing the personal stories of how and why those involved in not for profit activities began their journey to give back to others. I recently read an interview with Betsy DeVos published by Philanthropy Roundtable that gave me an insight into why she and husband Dick DeVos got involved in education reform, and continue to do so after more than 30 years working towards their goals; I was impressed by the news that the need for education reform was identified by Dick and Betsy DeVos through personal experience of meeting fellow parents struggling to get the best possible education for their children in the most difficult of circumstances. Betsy DeVos reveals a visit to Potter’s Christian School in Michigan was the starting point into education reform activism for the couple as they hoped to help others who did not have the choice of educational opportunities the success of the DeVos family afforded Dick and Betsy. The article was extremely revealing in my view as it provided me with some information about the fact education reform was seen as an extremely difficult aspect of the community that was not understood at the outset of the work of Dick DeVos.
Dick DeVos has been successful in almost every area he has sought to take part in during his business and philanthropic careers. As the President of the AmWay Group for over a decade Dick DeVos led the company on one of its most successful periods of success after Dick took over the company from his father, Richard, another well known philanthropist in the Michigan area I read on the Dick DeVos Wikipedia page. Dick has sought to develop American values that are seen as traditional in the eyes of the public through his role with the Willow Creek Association, which is hoping to make sure the values the U.S. were built upon are not lost in the 21st century. I have been pleased to see education reform and the introduction of charter schools still rates highly on the work of Dick DeVos and the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation that is still working to improve the lives of people across the U.S.
JustFab is an online subscription fashion store that contains a range of jewelry, handbags, shoes and denim. The company was founded in 2010 by two entrepreneurs, Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler. Adam Goldenberg was an entrepreneur at an early age. At the age of 15 he founded his own company Gamers Alliance which he sold to Intermix Media in 1999. Goldenberg then dropped out of high school and joined Intermix Media as the Vice president of Strategic Planning. He became the youngest Chief Operating Officer of the company at the age of 20.
It was while at Intermix Media that Adam Goldenberg met Don Ressler. Don was a specialist in brand building and in 2001 sold his own company FitnessHeaven.com to Intermix Media. The two became friends and teamed up to start their own company Intelligent Beauty when News Corporation acquired Intermix Media in 2005. Mr. Goldenberg served as its Chief Executive officer. He has been the president of Brentwood Cosmetics and Alena LLC since 2004. He was also the head of Performance Marketing Group at Intermix on Recode. His experience of more than five years in product development and internet marketing has made him one of the leaders in the field.
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Half a decade after its founding, JustFab is the leading e-commerce subscription company and boasts of approximately 35 million members all over the world. The company has spread to various countries such as France, Spain, Germany, UK and Canada. Three years after it was founded JustFab’s total funding was $300 million, making it a ‘unicorn’ the name given to companies which have valuations of over a billion dollars. Goldenberg confesses that it has taken JustFab’s employees a lot of dedication to achieve that feat. The aim of the company is to build their brand and ensure their customers are satisfied.
The subscription fee is $39.95(VIP membership) monthly and when members register they are required to complete a survey where they state their fashion tastes on Bloomberg. At the start of each month the member can choose items based on their tastes, seek new options or skip the month at no cost. Goldenberg is convinced that in the next 20 years half of the world’s population will be shopping online so JustFab is focusing on building a great brand. The success of the company so far lies in the seriousness they give on customer feedback. Employees analyze the feedback and adjust accordingly to make the customers happy.
Learn more about Adam Goldenberg: http://www.builtinla.com/2014/01/18/3-la-ceos-you-need-know-now-adam-goldenberg-justfab
There are many aspiring entrepreneurs and business people out there that are looking for the right advice and the methods for success, or at least ways of making it happen quicker. Investing is a field that is becoming filled more each day, as it is capable of making anyone wealthy if it is done properly and safely. David Osio is an advocate for real estate investing, as it is what he became successful and wealthy in, and today he is one of the richest men in South America, still growing his empire to this day. David and his company, Davos Financial, go a long way in helping people with their investing endeavors, especially in property. He is someone who started up with no financial support. He took his determination and persistence to succeed to achieve what he has today. To help others more than was ever available before, David and his company released a new mobile application that helps clients with investing on the go.
David believes investing is actually pretty simple, one of the more difficult aspects is managing money properly or having the money to make the right investments. However, persistence and setting regular goals and always take someone where they want to go in the business. Staying safe and going for non risky investments is also a good method for those who want to stay in the industry long enough to take risky moves, as it is not a good idea to take risks when on loans or the like. The new tool David’s company released has up to date information that clients can use on the fly to see projections on real estate and help them make more informed decisions.
Precise management of finances is a crucial aspect in order to invest properly and continue to grow, and there will always be various opinions on which methods are correct or best at achieving this. The reason David’s company released the app and why David wants people to come to him and his company is because he wants to give everyone the tools to succeed as well as give them the mindset to help others as well.
Learn more: https://about.me/davidosio
Thor Halvorssen is a tireless fighter for human rights. Halvorssen is the president of the Human Rights Foundation (HRF.) The Human Rights Foundation was created in 2005 and in based in New York. The Human Rights Foundation has a dedicated staff of 12 people who search the globe for instances of government tyranny, corruption and oppression.
The goal of the HRF is to shine a spotlight on tyrants who engage in egregious human rights violations to suppress the opinions and basic rights of opposition groups and those people deemed to be dissidents.
Thor Halvorssen is not your typical human rights advocate. Halvorssen has first-hand experience at dealing with authoritarian governments. He was born and raised in the City of Caracas, Venezuela. Halvorssen’s father was incarcerated and tortured in a Venezuelan prison for opposing a corrupt regime.
His mother was shot during an anti Hugo Chavez protest rally. Thor Halvorssen has also personally victimized by authoritarian regimes. In 2010, he was severely beaten by the authorities in Ho Chi Min City after secretly taping an interview with the leader of a banned Buddhist church who spent 28 years under house arrest.
According to Crunchbase, Thor Halvorssen was released after convincing the authorities that he only went into the church because he wanted to convert to Buddhism. Fortunately, Halvorssen’s cameraman was able to get away the the valuable video card of the interview with the Buddhist leader hidden in a very private place.
Thor Halvorssen has a different temperament than most human rights activists. He doesn’t have the gloomy and dour world-weary attitude that is exhibited by many human rights advocates. He is upbeat. Halvorssen loves people. This is especially true when it comes to liberty-loving dissidents who stand up to tyrannic oppression.
Thor Halvorssen and the Human Rights Foundation have made it their mission to expose despotic rulers around the world. They do not discriminate between political ideologies. Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: https://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/is-this-the-face-of-a-new-global-human-rights-movement?utm_term=.hu1rbrvoK#.sgLP3Pq98
They will expose tyrants of every kind. Halvorssen and the HRF have succeeded in gaining the release of political prisoners around the world by exposing the behavior of the despotic regimes that held them captive and abused them in violation of their human rights.