Know more about George Soros

All know that George Soros is a billionaire. But few are not aware that this wealth is not from his family. He is a self-made person and very proud of this fact. He has earned a reputation for his knowledge on making investments along with his philanthropic work.

He was born in 1930 in Budapest in Hungary. George Soros managed to survive the Nazi occupation as his father had money to get false papers for him and his family. George Soros managed to survive the rule of the Communists in the mid-1940s. Then he decided to immigrate to London.

Once there, he joined the London School of Economics and earned his economics degree. In 1956, George Soros went to New York City. His plan was to make money on the Wall Street. After that, he wanted to come back and stay in London as he did not want to stay in America permanently. Once George Soros entered the Wall Street and stepped into the finance world, he was not able to come back. Know more on investopedia.com about George Soros.

In 1979 George Soros began with his philanthropy. By 2012, his donations reached nearly $7 billion. He makes most of these donations through the channel of his Open Society Foundations.

He got interested in the philosophy of Karl Popper while he studied at the London School of Economics. He read one of his books, The Open Society and Its Enemies and was highly influenced by it. He got impressed by his criticism of totalitarianism. He never studied under Popper directly. Still, he was impressed by the philosophy and work of Popper.

This book by Karl Popper helped George Soros to realize that no ideology can claim to own the truth. Hence only such societies can flourish which are able to operate in free and open manner. Thus complete and total respect for the individual rights has to be there. These thoughts were able to influence George Soros in a deep way. They are the base of all his actions taken later in life.

In 1956, George Soros sailed off to New York. He joined a brokerage firm called F.M. Mayer, on Wall Street. He worked for many other firms after that. George Soros decided to set up his hedge fund in 1973 and named it the Soros Fund. It got renamed later and called the Quantum Fund. Again the name was changed and became the Quantum Fund Endowment. Read more about George at The New York Times.

He began this firm with the $12 million that he got from investors. Immediately this fund was successful. It led to Soros being in the list of richest persons in the world and holding the 21st position in it.

George Soros is 85 years old. His estimated net worth seems to be around $26 billion.

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Anthony Petrello – A Leader Of Nabors Industries

Mr Anthony G. Petrello became a part of the company of Nabors in early 1991. Since then, he has been promoted several times and has climbed the corporate ladder. Currently, Mr Anthony G. Petrello is the positions of Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer as well.

Mr Anthony Petrello started moving higher up the ranks of the company of Nabors in 2003. He was offered the position of Deputy Chairman. He had previously worked at two Boards – at the Board of Directors as well as for the Executive Committee of the Board. Soon after he became Deputy Chairman, he was offered another promotion which he accepted – President and chief executive officer. He occupied only those two position until 2011. In 2012 he added another responsibility and became Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board.

Nabors Industries, Ltd entered the industry in 1968. The company work in the industry of drilling oil and gas wells. When it was first created in 1968, Nabors Industries, Ltd had a different name. It was called Anglo Energy, Ltd. The company of Nabors has its headquarters set up in Hamilton, Bermuda. The Nabors Industries has a few subsidiaries such as Nabors Drilling and the C & J Energy Services to name a few. The large company has offices all throughout the United States of America. As of 2008, the employees of Nabors Industries, Ltd amounted to 26 912. The company has expanded substantially since then and currently employees more than 31 thousand people.

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Podcast Advertising Creates Brand Awareness, Norman Pattiz reports

In 2016, Edison Research conducted research on behalf of PodcastOne. The main agenda of the research was to establish the impact that podcast advertising has on the audience.

Edison Research carried out the research in three separate studies among five brands. They chose both existing and new brands to participate in the research. They collected pre and a post research data to analyze the receptiveness of the audience. The post research data was collected after each brand had run a 4-6 week marketing campaign on their products using the same methodology.

The results of the research showed a significant increase between the pre and post research data. Most of the PodcastOne audience showed receptiveness, and they were willing to buy the advertised products.

The results also emphasized on PodcastOne core value of providing a platform that goes beyond traditional forms of advertising.

Tom Webster, Vice-President of Strategy at Edison Research, commented that working with PodcastOne gave the company an opportunity of testing their research methodology. The team was able to determine the impact that podcast advertising has on its audience.

About Norman Patti

Norman Pattiz is the Founder of PodcastOne. He also founded the Westwood One radio network, which later became America’s largest radio network. The network focused on a variety of news including entertainment, sports, and traffic programming. Westwood One managed different radio network like CBS News, NBC Networks, CNN Radio, and NFL football.

In 2000, Norman was appointed by the former President Bill Clinton to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors of United States. Former President George Bush later reappointed him in 2002. The primary goal of the Board of Governors was to oversee all nonmilitary broadcasting services in the United States.

The broadcasting services under their management included The Voice of America, Radio Liberty, Radio Free Europe, and Middle East Broadcasting. Norman was responsible for launching America’s Arabic language radio and TV services. The channel broadcasted in all the 22 countries of the Middle East. Learn more about Norman Pattiz: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/podcastone-chairman-norman-pattiz-announces-results-of-networks-brand-lift-studies-conducted-by-edison-research-300405404.html

Aside from broadcasting, Norman is a Chairman of two different organizations; Los Alamos National Security Laboratories and the Lawrence Livermore. He also serves as a member of the Pacific Council on International Relations. Norman Pattiz serves as a Regent of the University of California.

According to Forbes, Norman Pattiz was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009. The Library of American Broadcasting honored Norman with the Giants of Broadcasting Awards.

Damage Control For Online Defamation

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how many safeguards you put in place to shield your online identity from defamation, negative copy can still get through. Once it does, you can go through all the legal channels there are and resolve the issue on that front, but you still have only won half the battle. As the old saying goes “What goes on the internet, stays on the internet”.

Someone not directly involved in the defamation can copy and paste all copy involved, all over the web. The person initially involved may not be able to post any more negative content of the nature that they did, and that original content may have been taken down, but there is the possibility that is is elsewhere on the net by the hands of someone entirely different.

What you can do now is check the internet yourself for copies of the content in question. First, get any applicable legal information you can and save it somewhere on your computer that you have quick access to. Then, take the content in question and run it through a plagiarism checking site. The good ones will show you where that content is on the web, or whether it is anywhere at all. They will go as low as 20% originality, which means that if the content was 1,000 words long and only 200 of them and have pasted somewhere else, the plagiarism checker will find it and tell you where it is with links you can follow.

From there, either leave a comment of your own that tells your side of the story, or get in touch with the owner of the site, with your legal information that you saved, and try to reverse what has been done to you on those sites. Nothing may get done on their end, but at least you know you have done all you could to perform damage control of your online reputation.

The Strategies Behind Kate Hudson’s Fabletics Commendable Success

Three years since it was established, Kate Hudson’s Fabletics is taking over the over the American fashion industry against all the odds. How the business grew to its current value of $250 million in an industry hugely dominated by bigger companies like Amazon is exceptional– just to say the least. The main strategies behind Fabletic’s commendable growth rate include the customer subscription model, strategic physical stores positioning, and the reverse showrooming.

 

The Subscription Model

 

The customer subscription model is all about client convenience. In this model, customers subscribe for membership with the company. Upon becoming members, the clients are accorded a chance to purchase fashion products from Fabletics in a convenient way. This strategy is a sure way of retaining customers and creating a long-lasting relationship with them since it enables the company to give personalized services for each particular client.

 

By Fabletics employing this technique, it showed that the firm was on point for as far as new trends in customer preferences are concerned. Unlike traditionally when all that mattered to a customer was product quality and cost, the customer of today is more interested in product design and shopping convenience above everything else. The quality of today’s product depends on how attached clients are to the brand, how sophisticated its design is, and how convenient it is to shop for the product. In the subscription model, Fabletics got it right.

 

Physical Stores

 

Over the last three years, Fabletics has opened physical shopping stores in sixteen strategic regions among them Illinois, California, Florida, and Hawaii. After realizing immense success from the stores, the firm is already gearing up towards opening several other stores in other states of the U.S. Again in this strategy, Fabletics got it right.

 

Reverse Showrooming

 

Most business people avoid showrooming for they see it as more of damaging to their brands than propels them. Their arguments are advised by the fact that some people camouflaging as potential clients browse offline just to get ideas of the product prices and then shop elsewhere. For Kate Hudson’s Fabletics, it took the strategy and remodeled it to their advantage, coming up with reverse showrooming. The firm is now flying high with that new strategy.

 

Teri’s Review

 

Teri Hutcheon is a blogger, and a Fabletics’ VIP subscribed member. She recently posted a review article on her official blog, A Foodie Stays Fit, to narrate of her experience with Fabletics. According to her, being a subscribed member comes with several advantages, including discounts, monthly customized outfits, and cheap & quality products. She encourages her readers to try out Fabletics’ subscription membership.

Adam Goldenberg Uses Data To Sell Fashion

Adam Goldenberg, one of the CEOs of TechStyle, has made plenty of appearances on many different channels and shows. One channel that he has appeared on is CNBC. He has spoken on the topic on data and what it has to do with fashion. According to Adam Goldenberg, data has a lot to do with fashion. For one thing, data helps companies find out what customers want. For one thing, data determines what is selling. However, Adam Goldenberg takes a different approach to data. While a lot of stores just provide the products and watch all of the sales then record the data, Adam Goldenberg takes in the data first.

For all of the brands of TechStyle, the first step that the customer takes when he joins the site is to sign up and then take a survey. The customer is asked a few questions about his preferences on rgtadvisors.com. Then he is taken to the area that is based on the preferences of the customer. So far, this has been very effective. Another aspect of the membership is that they pay for the membership. This allows them to save a lot of money on their products.

Adam Goldenberg shows that data has a place in fashion. For one thing, it leaves very little left over when it comes to products on wikipedia.org. While a lot of stores are left with a ton of products that they have to get rid of which results in clearances, TechStyle does not have this problem to the same extent as other stores. This shows that they have a lot of wisdom when it comes to selling to customers at https://twitter.com/adamgoldenberg?lang=en.

Read more: TechStyle’s data-driven fashion – CNBC Video

Lori Senecal; Moving Force In The Advertising Industry

Lori Senecal is one of the leading innovators and management specialists in the modern advertising industry. She is the current Global CEO of Crispin Porter + Bogusky Advertising agency. See, http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cpb-names-lori-senecal-global-ceo-300046965.html.

Her role at CP+B is to ensure that all activities that their global offices are involved in run effectively and efficiently. She is also responsible for expanding the global footprint of the firm by establishing new offices and securing, maintaining and achieving success for high-valued clients such as American Airlines, BMW, Coca-Cola, Domino’s Pizza, Infiniti, Mondelez International, among many others.

She is a Canadian national, and attained a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a specialization in marketing and finance from McGill University in Montreal. At the beginning of her career, Lori Senecal worked for several firms in Canada, before landing a job at McCann Erickson.

She also served as the Global Chief Innovation Officer for the McCann Worldgroup, before moving to their flagship office in New York to become President. During her tenure, Lori took part in the founding of a young adult marketing strategy, TAG Ideation.

Lori Senecal left McCann in 2009, to take up a leadership role at Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners, another advertising powerhouse. Here, she served as President, Chairman, and CEO between 2009 and 2014. See, https://www.fastcompany.com/person/lori-senecal.

In 2014, she served as Global Executive Chairman for KBP+S, where she was able to transform the firm from a domestic agency with 250 employees, to a highly innovative and creative firm with over 900 employees and an expansive global reach.

She has also been involved in the top management of MDC Partners, a global entity that holds marketing firms such as KBS+P and CP+B. Lori Senecal served as the CEO, President, and also a board member for MDC Partners. She has played a major role in the growth of MDC Partners, and a number of its subsidiaries.

As Global CEO of CP+B, Lori has transformed the firm into a truly modern advertising agency with real competitive advantage in the global market. The firm is now able to deliver internationally competitive products, with an emphasis on agility, creativity, and collaborative efforts, paired with a strong local market aptitude.

Her efforts at CP+B have led the firm to gain industry recognition in 2016 as one of the Creativity Innovators of the Year. Lori herself was named as one of the few Agency Executives to Watch.

She is part of the 3% Conference, a movement that aims to increase the number of female creative directors in the advertising industry from 3%. Lori Senecal speaks regularly at the annual conferences and is involved in the mentorship programs. More information on her Linked In page.

Securus Technology Issues Challenge to Industry Rival

Securus Technologies is the largest provider of products and services to the correctional and law enforcement industries. Recently the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Richard A. Smith, issued what he termed a “Technology Bake Off” challenge to its industry rival GTL. GTL has been making claims recently that their products and services are equivalent to those that Securus Technologies provides, a claim that Richard Smith thoroughly refutes. In the “Technology Bake Off” that Smith proposed both companies would have their products and services compared by an independent judge who will rule who has the best products, customer service, most modern phone system, the best capital and expensive efficient platform, and other relevant areas of business.

In issuing the challenge to GTL, Smith stated that their products are in no way comparable to what Securus Technologies offers its clients. He said that, unlike GTL, his company has invested over $700 million in the last four years that was spent on acquiring other companies in the industry, and improvements in their technologies and services. Recently, Securus Technologies opened an ultramodern Technology Center as well as a Customer Service Center that is located within the United States.

Richard Smith said that they have been talking to their clients and many of them have said that what Securus Technologies provides is both more technologically advance and is backed by superior customer service. He also said that for every $1 in business Securus Technologies has lost recently when customers switch to GTL, his company is getting $4 from GTL customers switching to Securus Technologies. He said the message from this is clear, which is that clients prefer Securus Technologies.

Securus Technologies is based in Dallas, Texas and provides their products and services to correctional facilities and law enforcement across all of North America.

 

Hollywood Celebrities Flock To The Kabbalah Centre For Spiritual Healing

The Jewish mystical tradition known as the Kabbalah was only studied by male rabbis over the age of 40 in ancient times. Today, numerous Hollywood stars are becoming interested in this centuries old esoteric tradition. The singer Madonna was one of the first stars in recent times to tell the press about her interest in the Kabbalah. After Madonna’s announcement in 2006, fellow pop stars Britney Spears and Paris Hilton admitted their affection for the wise teachings of the Kabbalah.

When asked by Time Magazine why Madonna felt drawn to the Kabbalah, she told reporters she admires the Kabbalah’s insistence on the fact that “we are put on earth to help people.” Madonna went on to say that the Kabbalah teaches us all that our only job on this earth is to “figure out how you can help.” With her international star power, Madonna believes she can do the greatest good for humanity by encouraging others to study Kabbalistic works such as the Sefer Yetzirah and Zohar.

Interestingly, many stars in Hollywood have felt a special spiritual affinity with Jewish mysticism. Just a few big name stars that converted to Judaism include Elizabeth Taylor, Sammy Davis Jr., and Marilyn Monroe. While all of these people didn’t grow up in a traditional Jewish home environment, all of them converted to Judaism at the height of their respective careers. Each of these talented celebrities credited the mystical teachings of the Kabbalah with helping them through difficult times in their personal lives.

Most of today’s Hollywood stars interested in the Kabbalah have joined the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Kabbalah Centre. This center, which was founded in 1984, strives to teach all members key life lessons from the sacred Kabbalah. A few topics that teachers at the Kabbalah Centre discuss include the relationship of the Kabbalah to other esoteric traditions, the “Klippot,” and the Tree of Life. The Kabbalah Centre was founded by Philip Berg, a widely respected American rabbi who passed away in 2013.

In addition to its Los Angeles headquarters, the Kabbalah Centre has numerous centers across the USA, Latin America, Europe, and Israel. Besides the stars listed above, a few other celebrities that have used the Kabbalah Centre’s services in the past few years include Mick Jagger, Ariana Grande, and Lindsay Lohan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabbalah_Centre

Why An ORM Company Should Provide Good Content

When people think of online reputation management (ORM) companies, they typically think of cyber-security. Site hacks, password breaches and safety issues of that sort that can damage a company’s reputation. They typically do not think of content and how a website reads. But content does play a very important role in the reputation of a company.

Now, when people think of content they think of articles and blogs. And yes, this is what content means, but it goes a little further than just that. How that content is packaged and displayed plays a key role as well. Online reputation management companies like Status Labs are ready to provide content for businesses that outline and detail the company’s products and services. They can even design the layout of the page or pages that will house the content. This all plays into how the general public will perceive the company, and that perception is what makes or breaks a reputation.

Before it gets that far though, both companies need to get together to discuss exactly what that reputation will be. Professional of course, but in what way specifically does the company want to be perceived? This will partly be dictated by what the company does or sells. The level and type of professionalism of the company will dictate how that professionalism is presented on its website. A financial website is not going to want the level and look of content that a wedding planning website will have. Conversely, a wedding planning website does not need, or even want, the straight-laced, education specific and “stiff” content a financial company would want.

Noticing and acting on differences in needs like this is what makes an ORM company good. It is the type of company any business will want on their side because the company made a good, solid reputation for itself by their ability to be diverse in this way.