Dick DeVos Continues His Fight For Education Reform

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.

 

The Rise of JustFab

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.

Read more: TechStyle’s data-driven fashion

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

David Osio Is An Expert Real Estate Investor That Put His Success To Good Use

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

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.

New Ways of Lighting with Gooee

The fact is that the public is starting to see the light concerning Gooee Smart Lighting bulbs and systems. A few years ago, people were very reluctant to change to smart light bulbs. Now, the government has stepped in and the day of the incandescent light bulb is slowly ending. Smart lighting bulbs are slowly replacing the out-dated incandescent bulbs in homes across the country. Many people still have questions about smart lighting bulbs price, control, and features. Read on for more information.

 

Smart Lighting Price

The easiest and most convenient way to get started with smart lighting is by adding smart light bulbs to the home. Certainly, they are a bit pricey, but in the long run the smart bulbs save you more money because they are very energy efficient.

 

Smart Lighting Controls

The big deal concerning smart lighting is that it is easy to control through a tablet, smart-phone, or network. Controls are available to dim the lights or simply turn them on at a more convenient time. This is something that really gets people excited about smart lighting.

 

Smart Lighting Features

Certainly, smart lighting has a number of very impressive features to offer the consumer. These are high tech features that are simply not available with incandescent bulbs. For example, it is easy to program the light bulbs to turn on at a specified time. In addition, the bulbs are easy to control remotely. Even turn the lights on, while you are turning into your driveway or still on route to your home.

Avi Weisfogel Sleep Apnea Expert

Over the last few years, medical professionals have become increasingly aware of the devastating effects of sleep apnea. Serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke are now being linked to sleep apnea. Finding a direct correlation between sleep apnea and these devastating medical conditions has led to new research, driven by a sense of urgency, to find treatment for sleep apnea.

Realizing that 90% of the people suffering from sleep apnea are never diagnosed with the condition Dr. Avi Weisfogel, a leading expert in sleep disorders, has launched a new effort to arouse awareness 0f this serious condition. Dr. Weisfogel is the founder of Dental Sleep Masters, an organization that has been helping dentists treat patients with sleep disorders since 2014. Dental Sleep Masters has recently announced a new model designed to help primary and secondary care physicians, with the inclusion of certified sleep physicians and their research, that will result in better care for their patients.

Under this new model, dentists can offer physicians clinical support for their patients suffering from sleep apnea. As more is learned about this disorder, treatment will increase in the coming years. There are new devices being developed that will improve the treatment of this debilitating disorder. For example, recently the Food and Drug Administration approved THN Sleep Therapy a new device that will soon begin clinical trials.

There are several new alternative treatments coming soon such as small implantable devices that won’t rely on noisy machinery or an uncomfortable mask making it easier for people to cure their sleep apnea.

Opening his first dental office in Old Bridge, New Jersey in 1999 Dr. Avi Weisfogel received many accolades from the community. He was designated the communities Best Dentist for several years. Dr. Weisfogel holds a BA degree in biology from Rutgers University and received his DDS from the New York University College of Dentistry.

It was during these years Dr. Weisfogel began investigating sleep disorders and studying ways dentists and physicians might be able to help their patients who suffer from a sleep disorder. Dr. Avi Weisfogel uses his extensive knowledge of sleep apnea to help dentists and physicians identify patients who they suspect might have sleep apnea and then advising them to urge these patients to seek treatment.

Previous Owners of Atlanta Hawks Involved In Legal Dispute With Insurance Firm

The Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment (AHBE) LLC recently initiated a comprehensive legal battle involving the New Hampshire Insurance Company. The center of attention in the dispute is Danny Ferry, a former NBA player who managed the Hawks for several years. Of course, the lawsuit that has been filed by the AHBE also involves Bruce Levenson, who was the previous owner of the team.
The AHBE claims that the New Hampshire Insurance Company is guilty of breaching a contract. Additionally, this insurance agency is also accused of ignoring various claims that have been filed by the AHBE. The official lawsuit documents that have been filed in the Superior Court of Fulton County also mention the insurance giant AIG. Most likely, AIG is affiliated with the New Hampshire Insurance Company.

In June 2015, the Atlanta Hawks and Danny Ferry settled on a deal that essentially terminated a previous agreement between the two parties. In 2012, Ferry signed a multi-year contract that was valued at approximately $18 million. However, such a lucrative deal abruptly came to an end when the Hawks were acquired by Tony Ressler. See, http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2015/04/23/bankers-for-levenson-oversold-atlanta-hawks-by-27/.

Since the lawsuit is pending, the current ownership of the Hawks is not too eager to comment on the issue. According to Time.com, it might take a while for the AHBE to get all of the compensation it requests from AIG and its affiliates. The former owners of the Hawks truly believe that they deserve to get plenty of money for violations of contracts and other legal technicalities that will have to be settled in court.

Bruce Levenson is perhaps best known for his role as the former co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks. However, he is also a savvy businessman who has thrived in the IT world and other sectors. Additionally, Levenson is a truly generous person who believes in philanthropy. In fact, he’s been one of the biggest donors to the U.S. Holocaust Museum in the nation’s capital. Read more about him on brucelevenson.com.

 

Become a Keyword Shark

White Shark Media is an advertising and marketing company. They have about 51 to 200 employees. The company was made in 2011. They claim to be a leading digital marketing agency. They strive to deliver online marketing solutions that are tailored specifically to businesses of different sizes. They mainly deal with small and medium sized businesses. In 2014, White Shark Media’s knowledge and expertise was recognized by Google. The company is a part of Google AdWords Premier SMB Partnership and the Bing Ads Authorized Reseller Alliance. The way they go about doing things is that they ensure your success by implementing a team of 3 verified marketing pros. This ensures a high customer experience along with speedy responsiveness to emails and phone calls. This also allows for enhanced reporting on different aspects. White Shark Media claims that their key component is tracking their clients’ marketing efforts. They offer keyword call tracking, Google analytics, and special reporting software to track their clients every month. They say: “Whether you are interested in Google Shopping, local marketing, or Hispanic marketing, your assigned team of specialists will help you identify and reach your business goals”. The company is cost-effective, and has flat fee marketing solutions which come with full transparency, no contracts, and complete access to your own Google AdWords account. They are headquartered in Miami and as you can see they are very professional and have a lot to offer.

So keywords are really important in marketing. SEO is known as search engine optimization. Companies use them to classify their business, target desired audiences, and dictate the content of their websites. SEOs have been used over the years to gain a higher position and more views. Keyword stuffing is a trick used to boost search engine rank. The headline and metadata is stuffed with keywords and tags. The goal is to not use that strategy. There are many rules to follow to make good use of SEOs. Some rules include: mention the keyword in the title of the page, place it in the main headline, use meta descriptions, repeat it multiple times, use it with images, and don’t use it superfluously. You should use as many words necessary to solve your problem, but don’t use random piles of them. To target SEO keywords, you need to do keyword research the right way. Find the keywords that are relevant. List all of them and group them by categories as well as turn the keywords into actual titles and headlines. You want to use synonyms of keywords and different variants. Make sure to use search queries as well.

Susan McGalla Reveals The Secret To Success Of Women In The Corporate World

Since the last 40 years, women in the workplace are increasingly becoming active in the corporate world on post-gazette.com. Their contribution to some of the most prominent companies is well-known. In fact, the world is seeing a new trend where several Fortune 500 companies are headed by women.

As the role of women changed, it also inspired other women to take on the challenge of corporate world. To support the development, various government and non-government institutions crafted policies conducive to females on Steelers.com. In addition, certain sectors and job opportunities retain a specific quota for women to help improve the contribution of women in the corporate field.

However, the role is fraught with challenges because most women do not have anyone to guide them. Despite the positive role of institutions, there is a scarcity of role models. Overall, it means that women will need to counter the dominant male culture to climb the corporate ladder. In the absence of role models, it seems necessary that women must keep on striving hard to achieve success.

For inspiration, there are women like Susan McGalla who have fought hard to achieve success in a corporate culture full of men. During numerous interviews, Susan cited her willpower as the primary reason for her rise in the corporate world. According to Susan, women must be ready to face challenges on every step of the corporate ladder. Therefore, it will be naive to think that it is easy to step up amid the various facilities provided exclusively to women by various institutions. Instead, it is imperative that women enter the corporate world with a positive attitude to face challenges.

Susan McGalla started her corporate career in 1984 at Joseph Horne Company. Later, she joined American Eagle Outfitter. Her leadership and honest attitude proved an asset, which enabled her to become the Chief Merchandising Officer of the brand. Prior to her role in merchandising, she also acted as the President of American Eagle brand. Later, Wet Seal also hired Susan to oversee its global operations. Under her supervision, Wet Seal became one of the most recognizable brands in the United States.

The extensive marketing experience gained in retail and clothing sectors, allowed Susan McGalla to start her own consultancy firm. Under her supervision, the firm continues to support and provide useful advice to hundreds of businesses including minority groups. Interestingly, Susan McGalla is also the acting Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for The Pittsburgh Steelers
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Classdojo Gets Recognition for Its Innovative Design

Classdojo emerged top out of 1700 submissions for the annual Fast Company Innovation through design awards. It is no mean feat to achieve this. It is a good feeling to know the way your child is faring in school while at home. Through Classdojo app, this is no longer a dream but a reality. As a parent, you do not need to wait for the next teacher-parent meeting to know the activities, behaviors, and class performance of your kid. All you need to do is to log into the Classdojo app and get updates daily.

Sam Chaudhary and Liam Dion founded Classdojo in 2011. The guys wanted to ensure they created a platform that would connect teachers and students with parents who are away from school. The aim was to eliminate fears that some parents have about the kind of activities and behaviors their children engage in while in school.

Besides, they wanted to come up with an app different from others already in the market. Some of the apps that were already operational included Digital Curriculum, Gradebooks, and testing platform.

Since 2011, the company has raised $31million, and some have used $21million to develop the ClassDojo app. The company had its main offices in San Francisco. However, the firm closed down in 2015, to carry out extensive research on more helpful features in the app. Chaudhary and Liam want to upgrade the app to enhance communication between parents at home and the teachers as well as improve students’ learning process.

The founders want to improve the app to allow teachers to make timetables also accessible to parents. With 25 employees, the ClassDojo is working in over 85000 schools distributed all over the United States. The app is so popular in all these schools because of its ability to maintain privacy. These schools are a mixture of private, charter, and public schools.

ClassDojo has not made any money from the app. However, they have been receiving support from sponsors. Some of the facilitators that supported the Series B round include GSV, ReachCapital, and Signalfire.

The organization intends to commercialize the app by adopting sellable features. Custom yearbooks, videos, and discussion guides are some of the features that the company can sell to parents. However, ClassDojo faces stiff competition from Remind, Freshgrade, Nearpod, and Kickboard companies that are committed to see schools connected.

The users of the app argue that it is similar to using social networks like Facebook and Twitter. It is just a matter of time before students start using the app to buy lunches and pay trips etc.

Classdojo is what the parents have been looking for. Using the app makes the teacher-parents meetings obsolete.
Find out more about ClassDojo:

https://classdojo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/200185275-For-teachers