Nathaniel Ru: Sweetgreen’s Ingenuity

Sweetgreen is the nation’s top salad chain restaurant. Many didn’t think a salad chain could work, but co-founders Nathaniel Ru, Jonathon Neman, and Nicolas Jammet proved them wrong. People, in particular, millennials, are more health conscious these days. Opening a health-based restaurant that only sells salads was a great idea.

It’s not just the salads that resonate with customers. As Ru put it, Sweetgreen is about feeding more people better food. The restaurant’s atmosphere is about integrating healthy with delicious, self-sustainable ingredients. Sweetgreen’s menu isn’t just healthy for its customers; it’s also healthy for local economies and the environment.

Another way to describe Sweetgreen is to call it a modern company. The biggest advantage to running a business these days is having an endless array of technology to make things easier. For the co-CEOs, Sweetgreen had to be a tech-savvy business; it became part of their DNA. A good percentage of the restaurants’ transactions occur online.

Their ingenuity didn’t stop at embracing technology. The other half of successfully running a company is management. Many great companies failed because of a lack of sufficient management. Sweetgreen’s management strategy goes beyond corporate headquarters. In fact, Sweetgreen doesn’t have a main headquarters.

The entire company operates in an effort to decentralize their headcount. Even the co-CEOs operate bicoastal. Since opening some offices in Los Angeles, they now fly back and forth, steadily growing the company at their pace. They even make office employees work in the restaurants to ensure that customers are appreciated on a corporate level. Read more: Sweetgreen Founder Interview – Nathaniel Ru | Business Insider

Opening a restaurant in Georgetown wasn’t their first idea, but it was the best idea. In their entrepreneurship class at Georgetown University, where they first met, they learned to spot marketing opportunities. At the time, the Georgetown area lacked any real healthy eating options.

They opened their restaurant in 2007. It was an immediate hit with the local students. Things were going great until their winter break. Most of the students were away on vacation and business got slow. Yet, their restaurant endured, ensuring the future co-CEOs that they were on the right path.

Through all the ups and downs, they learned to handle it all. In a way, that caused a problem down the line. As the company expanded, they found it hard to let others take the reins.

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Kim Dao Entrepeneur

Kim Dao is a blogger, vlogger and media influencer. She is an Australian native who started her vlogging journey when she took a trip to Japan. To make a record of her trip she took to taking video footage and providing narrative. She did not expect the fan base that she has earned. So many people loved her vlog about Japan that she began making vlogs about various things people may be interested in. She is known for her top ten and favorite lists. She reviews and discusses products like make up, lotions and hair products. Kim Dao recently went to Europe and vlogged her entire trip from each country. She discussed shopping, prices, lodging and food. Learn more: https://www.depop.com/kimdaoblog

 

Kim Dao has featured vlogs about her new apartment that she recently purchased with her boyfriend and let her followers have a sneak peak of what it will look like. The ideas for Kim Dao’s blogs and vlogs come from her followers. Her average day consists of her updating her various media platforms and interacting with her followers. While she is always interacting to her readers and vlog followers she feels that this is how she continually grows in the industry. Kim Dao makes sure to provide her followers with the reviews and vlogs that they want more knowledge about. Kim’s open ended communication with her followers is what she attributes her success to. Given the chance, she would not go back and make any changes, she loves where she is and happy with her loyal and dedicated readers and subscribers. Learn more: https://ideamensch.com/kim-dao/

Jeremy Goldstein part of New York’s new legal services

Everyone has some form of legal matter that needs settled by a well established and professional lawyer. Some people face criminal charges, others face a child-custody dispute, and most probably face the landlord-tenant dispute. Looking for the right lawyer can be time-consuming and stressful. However, New Yorkers now have a simple service that will connect them to the right lawyer.

 

The New York State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service’s new product is available for use 24 hours a day and is completely confidential. The attorneys made available through this service have been properly vetted and approved by the New York State Bar Association. Individuals who use this service can now rest assure that they will be matched with a good-standing attorney. This new online service allows attorneys to offer their services to more people, while also lowering the cost of their services. The New York State Bar Association launched this new portal with help from Legal.io, which is a provider of technology for the legal industry.

 

The system for finding the right lawyer is simple. An individual fills out a form, stating their legal issue and where they are from. The form is analyzed by a panel and then matches the individual with a lawyer who practices within their community or nearby area. Referrals are always free, but after 30 minutes of consultation with an attorney, the individual is charged a $35 feel.

 

One attorney that uses this new service is Jeremy Goldstein of Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates. Jeremy Goldstein is a leading expert on corporate governance and executive compensation. Prior to starting his own law firm, he worked at at Wachtell, Rosen and Lipton law firm. Jeremy Goldstein has been influential in many of the largest corporate transactions the country has seen in the last 30 years.

 

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Beyond The Darkness May Be One Of Norman Pattiz’s Most Popular Podcasts

Only Norman Pattiz could explore the paranormal with broadcasting as unique and powerful as Beyond The Darkness. As the founder of the podcast network he has announced Beyond the Darkness will appear on Chris Jericho’s podcast network. The PodcastOne umbrella will offer conversations to provide enlightenment into the world of ghosts, angels, aliens, ghouls, monsters, demons, miracles, and of course mysteries. Everything you have ever believed will be challenged by Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis as the hosts of Beyond the Darkness. An intriguing new episode will be available every Monday. Learn more: http://inspirery.com/norman-pattiz/

Chris Jericho has become immensely popular on the PodcastOne network and Norman Pattiz always knew he would evolve way beyond wrestling. He has gone from comedians to Beyond the darkness with both flair and style. Chris Jericho is excited about the new program and admittedly just a bit creeped out. He has declared the hosts to be some of the best paranormal broadcasters in existence. He has a great deal of faith in their fans, their abilities, and their subject matter. He believes Beyond the Darkness will cause even more growth in their base of fans and will be a nightmare turned into a dream for the network. Learn more: http://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/potmsearch/detail/submission/6417371/Norman_Pattiz

PodcastOne is the host for in excess of 200 incredibly popular programs including Neil Strauss, Steve Austin, Rich Eisen, Laura Ingraham, Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Jericho, Dr. Drew, Heather and Terry Dubrow, Ross Mathews, Adam Carolla, Eddie Trunk, Gabrielle Reece, Chris Webber, Jay Mohr, Dan Patrick, Malcolm McDowell, Penn Jillette, Barstool Sports, and TheCHIVE. Learn more: https://podcastone.com/About-Us

Norman Pattiz wears many hats including being the founder of PodcastOne, Westwood One, an entrepreneur in American broadcasting, and an inductee into the National Radio Hall of Fame. He has served numerous prestigious organizations as a member of the board and is trusted for his insights. Norman Pattiz was recruited for the United States Broadcasting Board by President Clinton in 2000. In 2002 President Bush reappointed him to the board. He has been involved with broadcasts to the Middle East and responsible for numerous television and radio broadcasts.

Norman Pattiz married Mary Turner who is known for her contributions as a radio personality. She also serves the Betty Ford Center as the Chairman of their board. Norman Pattiz lives in Santa Barbara and Beverly Hills, California with his wife. He served the Sheriff’s Department in Los Angeles, California as a reserve deputy and belongs to the Advisory Council for Homeland Security. He supports the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation and Hamilton High School’s Academy of Music. Learn more: http://dashconference.com/speakers/norman-pattiz/

Kate Hudson’s Passion for Fabletics

Fashion is a lot of people’s passion. There are those who love designing fashion and those who love wearing fashion. Due to everyone’s love of fashion that leads people to think they can start their own fashion company. The truth is that the fashion industry is no place for the feeble.

Fashion is a cutthroat industry that’s constantly in a state of change. Nothing moves faster than fashion trends. It takes a real expert to succeed in fashion, or at least a fashion icon. So, who better to start her own fashion company than celebrity fashion icon Kate Hudson?

Three years ago, Kate Hudson launched Fabletics, an ‘activewear’ brand. Fabletics was created to offer people fashionable fitness wear at affordable prices. Kate Hudson’s always been known for her fashion sense, and now she’s being recognized for her amazing efforts to stay in shape. As the world becomes more health conscious, activewear becomes more popular.

Activewear is the new fashion trend, although many argue that it’s here to stay. Because millennials love health and fitness just as much as they love relaxing with friends, activewear does seem to be here to stay. Kate Hudson was wise to target millennials with her brand, making Fabletics an award-winning company.

What customers are really obsessed with is the variety of styles Fabletics offers. It would be difficult for anyone to not find something that fits their style. Fabletics even offers a lifestyle quiz to show non-members what kinds of outfits would best suit their particular style.

Thanks to Kate Hudson’s brilliance, Fabletics is having no trouble transitioning to physical stores. It was important to Kate that every Fabletics store have to same attentive vibe as their e-commerce site. Each store focuses on building relationships with non-members in the area.

As a result, about one-fourth of non-members who visit a Fabletics store become members. That’s partly because of the extra features that Fabletics offers. The best feature being the combined shopping carts. Both their online shopping cart and in-store shopping cart are linked, based on what members try on and buy in store.

Not only is that an amazing perk, Fabletics also allows it members to skip months of membership fees. The only time a member has to pay their membership fee is for months when they want to buy something.

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Former Tinder Female Founder Whitney Wolfe Hits Back With A Feminist Centric Dating Site

It is instinctive for the human body and conscience to crave for love and partnership at a particular age according to socialization theories. Since antiquity, the society has traditionally designated the rules of this game. In time past; parents were responsible in the whole process, especially in mechanical societies that were held together by kinship ties and social norms. Later, with emergence of renaissance thoughts, the concept of love have constantly been shaped and reshaped.

There is nonetheless one unique principle that has refused to die across the eons, which is the subjective role that the female gender is expected to play in the dating process. A lady however by the name Whitney Wolfe has engineered a paradigm shift by starting a female centric dating site by the name Bumble.

Whitney Wolfe is not a new name in the dating site, having been a founder of Tinder, which ended up in a renowned dispute. The conflict served to inspire the 27 year’s old beautiful and charismatic entrepreneur on the need for a dating platform that is devoid of the bullying, teasing and humiliating experience leveled against women in other dating sites.

The site Bumble, that is available in iTunes and Google play has an incredible billions record breaking users and matches of similar magnitude, an achievement that is interestingly strange because unlike other sites in Bumble, it is women who make the first move.

The site has also introduced other dating orientations. This is a tremendous liberal attitude that has not been unveiled by many in the industry, and the fact that it has been implemented by Whitney Wolfe Bumble Company serves as a contemporary reference point in the LGBT debate. How it turns out, is an important consideration point.

Whitney Wolfe takes the security of her feminist online users with high level of precision. There is the service of online gynecologists as well as calls on dates. The site has zero tolerance to issues of hostility, nastiness and vulgarity. Whitney Wolfe CEO of the Company has also opened a physical dating site where Bumble users can meet for their dates.

Glen Wakeman: The Symbol of Success

Glen Wakeman has had a successful career in business and finance for over 20 years. Today, he is the CEO of Launchpad Holdings LLC, which he cofounded 2 years back. In 1981, Glen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance in the University of Scranton. He also graduated from University of Chicago in 1993 with an MBA in Finance.

After graduating, Wakeman began his career at GE Capital where he held P& L and business developmental posts. He later joined Doral Financial Corporation where he later became the President and CEO. Additionally, Wakeman was also appointed the Chairman of the Doral Bank’s Board of Directors. Wakeman later founded and became the president of the Nova Four. His businesses have over 17, 000 employees and they hold over $15billion in assets

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Wakeman is also known as a mentor to many people who love to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors. He aids the C-level executives on how to handle their roles and positions. Currently, Wakeman also counsels Sitter Bees and Dream Funded. He also guides people about startups and their exponential growth and new market entry among other aspects. Other than that, Wakeman also actively applies his methodology, which has so far been proven to have 5 key areas: governance, execution, leadership, human capital, and risk management.

Glen Wakeman, who is an investor and an author shares insights about the international fiscal issues, administration, strategy and emerging markets. On his blogs, he often provides advice on angel financing and capital collection. He is also passionate about innovation, growth, and executive development.

Wakeman also has a lot of international experience as he has so far operated in 6 different countries and 30 regions worldwide. The above has given him international recognition and made him a good reference point for people who need professional advice.

If you are an entrepreneur, check out for Wakeman’s blogs as they will give you pointers on how to do your job better. They will also offer advice on how to avoid some mistakes that can cost you your business. Glen will also help you grow your business. You build your business by following the steps of those who have done it before.

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How Julie Jackson Has Been A Leader At Jackson Family Wines

Julia Jackson is the owner of Jackson Family Wines, a vintner which was established by her father Jess Jackson. She took over the company in 2010 after finishing her college education. She graduated with a degree in Studio Art and also earned a Certificate, General Management, from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. View Julia’s full profile at LinkedIn.

Ever since the company’s founding three decades ago Jackson Family Wines has been family-owned and operated, a tradition which Julia Jackson continues. She works at all levels of the company and serves as the company’s spokesperson. The company’s estate is called the Cambria Estate Winery and they grow a variety of grapes for wine. Julia Jackson says that the area their estate is in, Sonoma, is home to some of the best Cabernet in the world. They make a variety of award-winning Cabernet blends at Jackson Family Wine.

Julia Jackson and Jackson Family Wines have a wide variety of wines for sale. Some of their popular brands include WindRacer, Liberated, Fortress, Arrowhead, and Cenyth. They are also widely known for one of their longtime most popular wines, Kendall-Jackson. Cenyth is one of the wines that Julia Jackson is personally credited with designing. The images on the bottle and the overall sensibilities were her design which is based on the colors found in Sonoma County all year long.

Along with her sister, Katherine, Julia Jackson founded a nonprofit they called Seeds of Empowerment. This organization grants $100,000 each year to “warrior women”. She are women who have both overcome adversity and have served as an inspiration to other women. One of the winners of this award was Dr. Victoria Kisyombe in 2014. Dr. Kisyombe had helped more than 200,000 women in Tanzania by improving the traditional micro-finance system they had developed in order to support women opening businesses.

George Soros – A Lifetime of Philanthropy

George Soros was born in Hungary. When the country was invaded during World War II, George’s father found him safe transport to England where he attended the London School of Economics. He fell in love and moved to New York City only intending to stay a few months. Soon, George opened the Quantum Fund in 1969. It soon became apparent that George had a brilliant investment mind. In 1992, along with partner Stan Druckenmiller, he made so much money betting against the Bank of England that he became known as the man who broke it. He went on to open the Soros Fund Management controlling over $30 billion in assets. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com

Soros’ Interest in Politics

In addition to having made a fortune in the markets, he became interested in politics. George has supported many Democratic causes while strongly opposing President Trump. Soros became outspoken when President Bush was in office, and he remains outspoken today fearing that the Republicans do not have the right answers to fight terrorism.

Clinton and Soros

George Soros has a 25-year friendship with Hillary Clinton. Soros had already donated over $7 million to Priorities USA six months before the 2016 election. He also gave more than $2 million to American Bridge 21st Century in an effort to stop Donald Trump from becoming president. He also gave $5 million to Voting Rights Trust. Read this story at Politico about George Soros.

Soros’ Advocacy for Human Rights, Health Care Reform and Education

George Soros has also been extremely generous with his money supporting human rights around the world. In fact, he gave more than $13 billion to causes supporting human rights. Additionally, George Soros has been a large supporter of reforming health care and education.

George Soros was born in Hungary. After being educated in England, he moved to the United States where he became one of the most powerful investors on Wall Street. George Soros has given away much of his money to support Democratic candidates. He has also supported human rights, education and health care reform around the world.

Seeing the World through the Eyes of Julie Zuckerberg

Julie Zuckerberg has always seen the best out of every opportunity, hence her astonishing success. To date, Julie is the one individual you can look up to when you want to recruit some great talent to your company. She currently works for Deutsche Bank as the executive recruiter, a role she took up back in 2014. For three years, Zuckerberg has been creating recruitment strategies, counseling leadership, providing strategies to recruiting teams, and leading developments and negotiations. Julie’s past working experience is as bright as her present. It is in 2002 that Zuckerberg started working and ever since she has played a huge role in institutions like Hudson, Citi Group, and New York Life Insurance Company. Due to her industriousness, Julie has been able to rise through the ranks within a short span of time.

 

 

Julie’s rich education history in Philosophy from the City University of New York-Brooklyn College and the New York Law School has caused Zuckerberg to take up different career roles with a lot of confidence. With Zuckerberg being a quick learner, she has been able to grasp new skills in succession planning, training, leadership, management, employee training, conflict resolution, behavioral interviewing, administrative staffing, coaching, applicant tracking, onboarding, and human resources among many others. During her tenure, Julie Zuckerberg has been able to bring on board case managers, attorneys, paralegals, and other support stuff.

 

 

Zuckerberg has not only learned how to be the best at work but also an individual to emulate socially. By embracing technology, Julie has signed up for different accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Vimeo, and LinkedIn. By understanding the value of friendship and family, the social accounts have made it possible for Julie Zuckerberg to keep tabs with the people that mean the world to her once in a while. When she is not working, Julie Zuckerberg has made it a hobby to indulge herself in athletics. Since Julie can remember, Zuckerberg has always treasured running since it not only boosts her thinking capacity but also keeps her fit and warm during cold weather. Julie has developed the habit of giving herself new challenges every time she runs so as to boost her overall physical performance. Through time, Julie has made teaching a real hobby. Zuckerberg has made it her mission to educate all those interested in listening on how to become as successful as her be it in career or in health and fitness. Through her die-hard attitude, Julie has been able to inspire greatness in all that are around her.

 

 

Cooking is another hobby that Julie Zuckerberg enjoys. Over time, Zuckerberg has been able to perfect secret recipes through trial and error, something that makes her proud. Most of these recipes she has gotten from the internet and hard print media and then perfected them. Whatever thing Julie Zuckerberg has caught, it has thrived. Therefore, there are still better things to come at Deutsche Bank, thanks to Julie Zuckerberg. Her skill and talent can never get matched to that of anyone across the globe. Thus, Julie is a true leader in the making.