July 17 2017

Growth Takes Many Different Forms For Honey Birdette

Established in 2006, Honey Birdette has become a global phenomenon because of the high level of growth and financial success that has been identified in the brand since it made its first steps into the Australian retail industry. After conquering the Australian retail market the Honey Birdette brand has now set out to become established in both the U.K. and U.S. by taking two different paths to retail success.

In the U.K. the focus for Honey Birdette remains focused on the growth of brick and mortar locations that will soon be found in various cities across the nation; currently Honey Birdette has three stores based in Southern England that will be joined by a further 37 stores opening by the end of 2018. The U.K. is not the only territory Honey Birdette is hoping to expand into over the coming years after a huge level of growth was identified in the U.S. via Online sales. A 374 percent increase in Online sales in the U.S. has prompted the decision to develop a new North America dedicated Online sales platform designed to make sales and returns as easy as possible for U.S. based customers.

Known as Australia’s first sensuality store, Honey Birdette has been seeking to create the highest quality of products available in the luxury lifestyle area that has become the main area of success for the company. Not only does Honey Birdette create impressive luxury lingerie products, but the company also develops adult products designed to create a lifestyle enjoyed by every adult.

Control of every aspect of the Honey Birdette line is something founder Eloise Monaghan prides herself on as she sets out to build a lingerie empire where every product is designed inhouse and manufactured to the highest possible levels of perfection.

Find more Honey’s on Instagram.

July 13 2017

Omar Yunes – Highly Successful Entrepreneur in Food Business in Mexico

Recently, the Best Franchise of the World Competition was held in Florence, Italy, and participants from over 34 countries took part in the competition. It was a highly competitive event with leading franchises from Mexico, Argentina, France, and other nations participating in it. The competition was won by Omar Yunes, who owns 13 Franchise units of Sushi Itto, a Japanese fusion food chain of restaurants in Mexico. Omar Yunes started the first Sushi Itto outlet when he was just 21, but thanks to his hard work, determination, and entrepreneurial spirit, he was able to open many more restaurants in the next few years in different parts of the country, in Mexico City, Veracruz, and in Puebla.

As soon as he the winner was announced, Omar Yunes was jubilant and happy about winning the competition. But, he gave the credit of his success to the 400 employees working across his chain of franchise units of Sushi Itto. Omar Yunes said winning such a tough competition is simply not possible without the effort and hard work put in by his sincere team of employees. The BFW Competition had strict parameters on which the franchises were judged, which included growth, business, foot-fall, cleanliness, marketing, customer service, reviews, and more.

Stringent judging process ensured that the winner is announced only after qualitatively and quantitatively considering and evaluating all the measurable variables that goes into running a successful franchise unit. Benjamin Cancelmo, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Sushi Itto, said that one of the Sushi Itto franchise winning the competition only helps in ensuring customers of the best quality food and services at all times, and shows the commitment of the network of franchise the brand has. Omar Yunes has played a very significant role in the demography his franchise operates to popularize the Sushi Itto brand and the Japanese fusion food. Omar Yunes monitors the growth and business of all his 13 Sushi Itto franchise units, and continues to strive for excellence in the customer service department. Omar Yunes is among the youngest and the most successful entrepreneurs in the food business in Mexico.

For more information check out Omar Yunes on crunchbase.com

June 22 2017

Bruce Bent II Brings Change to the Short-Term Asset Class

Innovation is one of Silicon Valley’s favorite buzzwords but it is not a concept often found on Wall Street. For Bruce Bent II it is synonymous with his career in the financial services sector. Bruce has worked as an innovator in the financial markets for decades, and at the time of the financial collapse in 2008 he was leading up The Reserve Fund with $130 billion in cash under management. Yes, that is cash and billions. Bent transformed the FDIC-insurance market segment and his innovation allowed investors to share in the profits that prior to their creation had been the sole province of the banks and financial institutions.

After the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, The Reserve made the decision to begin unwinding their positions in the market. Their clients ultimately received 99% of their holdings in the firm’s Reserve Primary Fund while all other money funds were made completely whole. It was during this time that Bent II showed his strong leadership skills and a recent article in Ideamensch confirms that Bruce has hands-on involvement during this time and had a direct effect on the outcome. Bent has continued to show his leadership as well as his thirst for change and innovation in recent years. It is interesting to learn that Bent II holds over 60 privately held patents.

The realm of intellectual property is another area in which he has helped to spur innovation. Island Intellectual Property, LLC works to help innovators secure patents for their work in the financial services industry. Additionally, he is now with the Double Rock Corporation where he serves as Vice Chairman and President. The Corporation has six wholly owned subsidiaries and Bent II holds leadership positions in them all.

The only thing that is constant in the world of Bruce Bent II is change. His innovation continues and it will be fascinating to see what challenges he next tackles. His leadership and position in the financial services sector are undisputed, and he continues to impress. Bent II is also involved in philanthropy and believes that an important part of success is giving back.

Learn more about Bruce Bent II in this interview.

June 8 2017

Cancer Treatment Centers Of America Launches A New Oncology Treatment Platform

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has come up with a pathway platform that helps give details on the cancer treatment process to healthcare providers and patients, without having the workflow of the physician. CTCA has a collaborated with NantHealth and Allscripts to create eviti. It is this program that brings in the transformation and a new phase in the cancer research. The interface of the operating system was built using input from hundreds of oncologist in the nation. It has a comprehensive collection of cancer care data that is evolving.

The aim of the pathway is to help clinicians have all the treatment options. Hence, it helps to eliminate guesswork that comes when a physician comes across new data and ecology research. It is also ideal as the patients can be able to choose a treatment option that they feel is safe and efficient. The program has been created with the patient in mind and is used to give treatment that is custom made depending on the health and stage of the illness of the patient. Patients can be able to compare the many treatment options that are available inclusive of the common market and delivery cost.

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Cancer Treatment Centers of America has its headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla. The center is a network of five hospitals that help serve adult patients who are suffering from cancer. CTCA uses both integrative and integrative therapies to help deal with cancer. The center offers approaches like chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, and surgery. These treatments options have side effects like anxiety, depression, fatigue, pain, and nausea which the center helps to manage.

The center also offers training that the patient and their loved ones can go through so that they can understand the illness better as well as be relaxed throughout the treatment. The center does not only focus on the patients but also the caregivers. That is why they have a program where all these patients can participate while learning more on cancer.

Find more information on CTCA on YouTube and LinkedIn.

June 2 2017

Get Involved and Share Your Story With Avaaz

Avaaz is one of the internet’s largest source for activism related topics. Whether you are looking for a reliable news source for some of the most major events currently happening in the world or are interested in supporting a particular cause to be found on the site, Avaaz is a comprehensive and user friendly experience for those interested in supporting a movement worthy of their time and attention.

You are given the ability to both sign a currently active petition or even put together your own, right from their website. In doing so, you are guaranteed to attract an even wider audience to your chosen cause than normal, due to the organization’s more than 40,000,000 members worldwide. Share your story or read stories from other members across the globe by clicking on one of the people icons located on the provided map. There are other stories to be found on Avaaz’s website, including success stories by those who have joined Avaaz and found it to be a rewarding experience in furthering their campaign.

Avaaz’s hope is to gather a community of activists and idealists who have a message they would like to connect with others through and to support movement for those pressing important issues that affect us all in the world today, on a global scale. This includes issues pertaining to government, animal and human rights, poverty, climate change, and conflict resolution between groups, just to name a few. It is through this active participation of its users in the community that Avaaz is built around, that major positive change can and has occurred. They rely heavily on their user base and this includes choosing which campaigns will take the highest priority on their network by setting a vote between its members. These are very detailed and include both campaigns and movements to be concentrated on.

For more information follow Avaaz on Twitter.

September 15 2015

Success for James Dondero and Highland Capital Management

Hard Work, Perseverance and intelligent risk taking. Those are the attributes that have successfully brought James Dondero and Highland Capital Management a long way from the credit crisis of 2008. Dondero and his partner, Mark Okada gambled that a hedge fund with a specialty of packaging high-yield bank loans into securities in the form of collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), would be successful, a gamble that the credit crisis almost doomed. The low point came in 2008, when Highland suspended investor withdrawals from two ailing hedge funds and saw its total assets drop to $23 billion from the 2007 high of $39 billion.

In the ensuing years Highland, under James Dondero, has restored its reputation, with an eye to a long term strategy of working through its issues without a bailout. Fighting off numerous lawsuits, some of which were personal in nature, paying off debts or taking a stake in borrowers, and venturing into new areas such as Brazil and Argentina, Dondero has worked tirelessly and has been able to keep a steady course regardless of the difficulties. His efforts to save spooked investors from themselves by convincing them to stay the course alone are admirable, and had to have been very difficult.

Work is the operative word here. From dealing with investors who practically had to be saved from themselves to revamping investment strategies to the recent successful lawsuit against Credit Suisse Group AG, (Credit Suisse Group AG was ordered to pay Highland Capital Management LP $287.5 million for losses on a $540 million refinancing of a shaky real estate development.) James Dondero has never taken the easy way in any of the problems facing Highland since the 2008 meltdown that claimed so many other hedge funds.

Highland now has $21.7 billion in assets and an excellent reputation, a long way from the days when Dondero is quoted as saying: “Our name was mud.” No one is saying that now. The Dallas based hedge-fund is among the best in terms of reputation and profitability.

In a deliberate re-branding effort, the firm moved from the northern suburbs to new offices closer to Dallas’s downtown financial district, in part, according to Patrick Boyce, COO, because “It made sense to really have a rebirth of Highland, we want to make sure the world almost sees us as a new firm.”

Almost a new firm, an old fashioned work ethic and refusal to do things the easy way. Intelligent risk taking. It is exhausting to even contemplate the work and commitment it took for Dondero and his partner, Okado, to bring Highland all the way from the losses of 2008 to the success it enjoys today.

Any venture James Dondero undertakes in the future will be a good bet for investors. They at least can be assured it will get the effort, hard work and commitment to investors required to succeed. It will be interesting to see where he goes from here, I doubt very much that this energetic man will be resting on his laurels.

August 31 2015

Facts You Should Know About Adam Sender And His Love For Art

Adam Sender is a hedge-fund manager turned art collector. He has appeared in the spotlight because of an exhibition he mounted from his private collection. The exhibition was held in one of his Miami homes that were dormant in the real-estate market. Because he was not selling the house at the time, he decided to use it for the exhibition since he had a lot of art to showcase. The event christened ‘Home Away’ was curated by his collector Sarah Abiel. She made sure that she chose art that she displayed art by high-profile artists like Cindy Sherman, Chris Olifi and many others.

Sender has a vast art collection, and even the exhibition did not showcase all of it. He was particularly elated at the thought that people will come and see his art collection of many years. The exhibition only used 70 pieces out of the over 1,000 pieces in his collection. His art collection is estimated to total over $100 million in value. He has been acquiring the art since the late 1990’s making use of the same analytical and discerning eye he used to choose equities that are promising. Many of the pieces increase in value as time passes. When he started collecting, Sender used to buy pieces for amounts like $100,000 which is rare to come across these days.

Sender is careful with who he buys his art from. He prefers experienced artists, and he rarely buys from those still in school. His experience in hedge-fund management has no doubt taught him that experience is the best teacher in everything. When artists have no experience, they tend to produce artwork that is not satisfactory or which can not last long enough with good market value. For people like Sender who buy art as a form of investment, amateur artists are a no go zone.

The most interesting thing about Sender is the fact that he is still collecting art. He says that he loves art and does not waste a chance to buy a new item. He is not particular about his exact taste though he admits that he loves pieces done by women as well as those about women. In 2006, he managed to sell forty works that netted him close to over $20 million.

Because he used his profits from the hedge fund business, he is very careful to make a profit out of the collection as well. Sender is a perfect example of an individual who succeeds and uses his creative mind to make a fortune out of an area that many could not see. He had fathomed that the art he loves to collect will one day fetch him millions. Adam Sender is a well known part-time art collector.

December 17 2014

Britney Spears Has Great Abs

Britney Spears is well known for her music, but many, possibly even Igor Cornelsen,  also know her for her troubled personal life, her weight gain, and her several marriages. Recently, Britney has turned her life around, and her love life is flourishing, and she’s also reemerged with a killer body. Britney’s Abs. In the past, Britney Spears has had problems with her weight, gaining, and losing weight, especially after having two kids. Although it’s understandable that a woman gains weight when she has children, many are not as forgiving when it comes to Hollywood stars.

Even though Britney has lost weight in the past, many were looking for her killer abs that she showed off when she held the snake over her head, in the awards show, many years ago. Her past performances showed her having a bloated stomach that was a bit pudgy as well.

On the cover photo, Britney looks flawless, and you can clearly see that she has abs that are very toned. Britney talks about the diet that she eats on a regular basis, and why at her age, she must work harder, in order to keep her great figure that many envy.

December 13 2014

The Best 50 Singles that 2014 had to Offer

A list of the greatest of anything is always subjective. Some people are going to love it. Others are going to hate. There is going to be a great divide for the Rolling Stone list because there are so many tracks that are listed. The list contains a whopping 50 tracks, and yet songs like “Happy” by Pharrell Williams are no where to be found.

Prince has new music that is presented on the list called “This Could Be You.” I can’t wait to hear it and relax while drinking a glass of Stephen Williams’ wine. This is a pleasant surprise because Prince releases new music every year, and most of it plays like music that only sounds good to Prince. 

Drake made the list for – what is now an infamous track – “O to 100.” Earlier this week there was a Grammy nomination that led to a fight with Diddy. Bad Boy mogul Sean Combs has stated that the beat was stolen from him by Drake. This, along with the addition to the Rolling Stone top 50 list, will make even more people flock to this single.

Iggy Azalea made the list, and the whole list would have lost credibility without her. The same thing could have been said if Sam Smith was omitted.

December 5 2014

Lil’ Wayne Boasts About His Self

Lil’ Wayne did a recent interview, where he speaks about the level that he’s at in life. Wayne has proclaimed himself as “the greatest rapper alive,” and makes no qualms about what he’s said. He feels that he’s on a higher level than any other rapper out there, and the only two people that are at his level, are Beyoncé, and Kanye West. Even though the two artists have different genres, his point is; their popularity, as well as their talents, makes them great.

Wayne claims that music is who he is, and all that he does 366 days out of the year. He states that he only is music, and that’s what he lives for. His 11th studio album is set to release in just over a week, after being pushed back several times. Many are anticipating the release of his album, as Wayne has only gotten better over the years, and gained a massive amount of fans. There is no arguing that Wayne is one of the best, but of course it’s left up to the opinion of others.

Brian Torchin repots that Wayne states that when he began making music, it was never to be popular on social media networks like Twitter, but to be the best in music. Wayne has been in the news recently after having thrown an amazing birthday party for his 16-year-old daughter, and giving her both a Ferrari, and a BMW.