The online high-end consignment shop, The RealReal just launched its first physical storefront in New York City. The online store started six years ago and was created by Chief Executive Officer and Founder Julie Wainwright. Ms. Wainwright has a successful background in the dot.com startup industry. Her company The RealReal is still in its growth stages. The brilliant businesswoman created a well-sought-after business concept. She resales certified high-end clothing and other luxury items to customers via the digital retail space. Recently, she and innovative company The RealReal has changed their approach by launching a pop-up store in the heart of New York City. This gave the forward-thinking owner an opportunity to gauge how well her company faired in a new market-equally as important, she focused on fostering brand awareness. The launch reportedly elevated The RealReals revenue by $2 million. This was indeed an eye opener for the online business. Soon, the entrepreneur struck out on another pop-up launch endeavor. This time it took place in San Francisco, California. Since establishing the California event, the company experienced a significant hike in sales from that local area. The RealReal has made plans to launch pop-up series in other key cities like that of Las Vegas. It is standard practice to have gemologist and authentication experts on site to assist clients at its pop-up events. CEO Julie Wainwright and The RealReal has unleashed a new luxury shopping experience in New York. They have accentuated the venue with a cafe and a flower shop. In addition, the store has crafted exclusive learning and shopping events surrounding popular labels like Chanel. The RealReals presence is on a steady rise, it has 7 million members around the world-inclusive of buyers and sellers. The company is hopeful that it will increase its physical footprint across the US.
The history of Ireland in the early 20th-century could barely have been written without the influence of James Larkin, better known as “Big” Jim who spent the majority of his life and career from 1907 onwards living and working in Ireland.
One of the most amazing aspects of the life of Jim Larkin is his lack of any formal education which did not hold him back from becoming one of the most important trade union and political figures during the period of the uprising against British rule.
In the years prior to the 1921 treaty between Ireland and the U.K. which gave independence to the Republic of Ireland, Jim Larkin was a major influence in bringing about significant change to the lives of workers in Belfast and Dublin.
The rights of workers were barely a thought for employers in Ireland at the turn of the 20th-century as very few employees were members of unions or understood they had the right to ask for better working conditions.
Larkin had already worked full-time with the National Dock Laborers Union in Liverpool before being sent to Ireland after his methods of organizing were not universally loved by union leaders in England. After struggling to make an impact using traditional union negotiating techniques in a dispute with employers at the Belfast docks, Jim Larkin formed the Irish Transport and General Workers Union in Dublin and made an instant impact on the lives of skilled and unskilled workers.
By 1912, “Big” Jim was editing a socialist newspaper published in Ireland to more than 20,000 subscribers and forming the Irish Labour Party alongside Irish independence icon, James Connelly. Learn more about James Larkin: http://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/index.php/articles/jim-larkin-released-from-prison
A lack of support for his organizing methods and the negativity rained down upon him from Irish newspaper owners led Larkin to the U.S. in 1914 where he was eventually deported for his socialist beliefs.
Times in Ireland had changed by the time of Larkin’s return in the mid-20s as independence for the south had been achieved and the trade union movement was playing an important role in everyday life but the position of James Larkin in Irish history was already secured.
Jason Hope recently made headlines for a large donation to the SENS Foundation, a non-profit clinical research facility that is focused on figuring out ways to prevent and cure some of the most common and dangerous age-related illnesses in the world. Hope is an entrepreneur and one of the foremost proponents of biotechnologies in the entrepreneurial world. He’s also becoming one of the most prominent voices in support of a new and exciting concept known as the Internet of Things. Let’s take a close look at his career while also making sure to learn a little bit about what inspires and informs working process.
As an entrepreneur and a self-proclaimed futurist, Jason Hope knows that you always have to stay ahead of the curve in order to be in the right place at the right time. Hope says of his work, “I like to start by keeping things basic.” Hope’s idea of focusing on the basics has led him to consider industries that others might have passed by. Hope started his career in mobile communications because he saw how pivotal it was for the tech community and he seamlessly rode this wave to the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is an industry that essentially embraces smart technology to the maximum degree. Hope believes that the Internet of Things will become the most important tech industry on the planet while fundamentally changing the way that we live our lives.
Hope graduated from Arizona State University after having been born and raised in Tempe, AZ. Hope’s early success allowed him the opportunity to chase bigger concepts. After Hope’s success with his company JAWA, he would turn to philanthropy in order to broaden his horizon and help foster growth in an industry that is always in need of help: medicine. Hope would stumble across the SENS Foundation, a non-profit California-based facility, and a burgeoning professional relationship with Dr. Aubrey De Grey would solidify his desire to make a donation. Hope would sign off on a $500,000 donation to the SENS Foundation that would immediately go toward helping to find solutions for problems like diabetes, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s.
Now, Hope is focused on growing his own brand and business while embracing the biggest trends as they come. While there are many industries to pay attention to, Hope figures to be most focused on the SENS Foundation and the Internet of Things.
For details: international.uky.edu/ihss/staff/jason-hope
Dr. Jennifer Walden is not just the average plastic surgeon. She is someone who is sought after because of the knowledge that she possesses. She is someone who has been asked to address audience across the country and around the world. She has shared the knowledge that she has with others so that they can better serve their patients. Dr. Jennifer Walden is someone who has been featured in many publications and she has helped to write up a textbook for those who are looking to learn plastic surgery in the way that she has. She is someone who has much information to share with others, and she is not someone who selfishly keeps all of that to herself.
Dr. Jennifer Walden knows how to take on a number of different surgeries and procedures and she helps her patients figure out what it is that they want her to do for them. She talks with her patients to make sure that they know what they want and that they know how that will take place. She is someone who can handle forehead lifts and cheek implants. She is someone who can help her patients change the way that their faces look and she is also someone who helps those who are interested in changing their bodies. She has knowledge when it comes to liposuction and she knows how to complete breast reduction work. Dr. Jennifer Walden has the knowledge and experience to help a wide variety of people with the changes that they are hoping to make to their bodies and their faces. His facebook page
InnovaCare Health Solutions is under the leadership of two major personalities. Dr. Richard Shinto is the CEO while Penelope Kokkinides is the present chief administration officer. These two leaders have steered the organization towards achieving its objectives as an entity that supports the healthcare industry.
When Dr. Shinto became CEO, he had gathered past experience from North American Medical Management where he was CEO. Dr. Shinto also worked at Medical Pathways Management Company as COO. Other places he has worked are MedPartners where he was vice president and Cal Optima Health Plan as chief medical officer.
Dr. Rick Shinto is a specialist of pulmonary and internal medicine. His efforts and entrepreneurial spirit has earned him honor and awards. Among them was Ernest &Young Entrepreneur of the Year. They recognized him as a high ranking executive in modern health and belong to minority communities.
Penelope Kokkinides has a remarkable record of working in the healthcare industry. She has twenty years of experience, especially in government programs. Penelope is good at creating clinical programs and overseeing healthcare processes. Her objective is to increase efficiencies and organization. Penelope worked with InnovaCare Health but left for another organization. She later rejoined it in 2016.
Before InnovaCare, Penelope worked for Centerlight Healthcare as vice president and COO, Touchstone Health as COO and vice president for AmeriChoise. Penelope has a rich background of education. She first attained a bachelor’s degree of biological sciences and classical languages. It was followed by a master’s degree in social work, post-master program in alcohol and substance abuse and finally a master’s degree in public health. All these were courses were pursued in various universities.
To improve efficiency and effectiveness, InnovaCare Health made some changes. In 2016, the organization added three individuals as leaders. Penelope was among these additional, alongside Jonathan Meyers and Martin Sortino. Jonathan took the chief actuary officer while Martin became chief accounting officer. In addition to increasing members, the organization partner with HHS Initiative to reform payment models. For more details visit Bloomberg.
InnovaCare Solutions offers healthcare services and health plans in Puerto Rico. It is a large network with over two hundred thousand members. Over seven thousand and five hundred providers have formed a network to serve these members. Among the healthcare plans InnovaCare manages are two from Medicaid. InnovaCare is determined to offer quality services and modern technology to practitioners, payers and providers. Multidisciplinary approaches are in place to ensure costs, utilization and quality are per current market demands.
At first glance you would not think the bespeckled, handsome guy wearing jeans was a rich entrepreneur. He looks so kind. Not that rich entrepreneurs aren’t kind. It’s just that he looks so approachable. Well, that gentleman is Eric Lefkofsky, co-founder of Groupon. But what does that have to do with data enabled precision medicine referenced in the title? Well, the answer is that Groupon is not Lefkofsky’s only business investment. He is also a co-founder of Tempus, a Chicago-based company that has stream-lined, upgraded and computerized medical information into more easily retrievable systems for medical treatment. In part, this company has the software to decipher doctor’s patient notes and transform them into something that can actually be read and stored on what are basically spreadsheets.
Another amazing feat accomplished by Tempus is the development of a system whereby a patient’s clinical and molecular data could be effectively, and non-cost prohibitively, analyzed. The ability to gather information and to analyze patient’s data on a molecular level allows for the treatment of diseases and disorders on a much more indiviualistic level. The basic term for this is human genome sequencing.
Eric Lefkofsky’s interest in human genome sequencing is based upon personal knowledge in that he experienced the inefficiency of the more traditional manner of collecting and storing data and the difficulty doctor’s had with real-time treatment of illnesses and disease when his wife battled breast cancer. He had a personal interest in determining a efficient and cost-effective way of providing medical treatment.
Mr. Lefkofsky is currently a Professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business; a board member of Lurie’s Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He has also taught at DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1991. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1993. However, he did not pursue a legal career. Instead, he opted to join the dot-com industry and it seems as if he hasn’t looked back since. The medical profession will be forever changed due to his contributions.
Eric Lefkofsky’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/eplefkofsky/
Being accessible is something that Equities First Holdings wants of its office, and that is part of the reason why it moved in Melbourne. Another reason why it moved is that it can expand with its new location, and expansion is needed because people have been coming to it in increasing numbers since it opened its branch in Australia. People get stock-based loans that they can use to earn capital, which they can use for any purpose, and that is different than what most financial companies offer them. Melbourne is benefiting from Equities First Holdings, as individuals and businesses come to it when making investments.
For More info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equity_Group_Holdings_Limited
Nick Vertucci is one of the best real estate experts in America and is the founder of NV Real Estate. Nick hailed from a humble family background which could hardly make ends meet. Nick’s situation worsened after his father’s death when he was ten years old. However, Nick’s life made a turnaround when he was 18 and began his business by selling computer accessories.
How His Idea for NV Real Estate Flourished
In 2000, Nick lost his tech business after the dot-com crash. No matter what hurdles came at Vertucci, he was resilient and highly motivated to soldier on, personalities that helped him out of the dot-com crash. After 18 months of struggling financially, Nick’s friend invited him to attend a three-day real-estate seminar/training class and gained some investing traction. Afterward the seminar, Nick Vertucci had the required knowledge needed to create a Real Estate Academy.
Nick’s enrollment to the real estate academy inspired his venture into the real estate sector that later freed him from debt. Nick changed his financial outlook by investing in single-family rentals and selling them to the public through his own radio show – The Real Estate Investing Hour that operates in Southern California. In January 2014, he launched Nick Vertucci Real Estate Academy (NVREA). Nick uses his Academy to provide seminars focused on comprehending particular strategies for buying homes at prices less than the market value. Mr. Vertucci also offers training on various innovative financing strategies to help real estate investors to establish initial investment capital.
About Nick Vertucci
Mr. Nick Vertucci is a former police officer who ventured in real estate industry. He teaches people how to renovate, buy and sell real estate property by using the strategies that enabled him to take control of his finances. He shares these strategies through some workshops, online tutorials and mentoring programs across the United States. Nick uses his NV Real Estate Academy to train potential investors on how to spot, fix, flip and finance properties and get the maximum profit amounts on fortunesinflippingevent.com. Nick Vertucci also advises investors to conduct enough research before investing in a venture.
The most essential lesson for real estate investors is that money is not out of reach. In fact, most things are achieved with dedication and hard work and dedication. From a young age, Nick and his family struggled, but things changed the day he decided to was ready to be his own boss.
When you look at their online presence, it initially appears that Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey like to trash talk Joe Arpaio. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. They are not trash-talking him—they are telling the cold, hard truth. Anyone who educates his or herself about the topic will see how true these things are about Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn
Arpaio has been involved in a number of utterly tasteless situations where people have needlessly suffered through agonizing experiences. Some of these experiences include: not getting medication, being allowed to hurt other people when a person was known to be a danger to himself and other people, being beaten and being oddly restrained. There has been plenty corruption in the Maricopa County criminal justice system—courtesy of our friend, Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
For years, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have been on Sheriff Arpaio’s business like flies on poop, publishing anything that they could find out about him. They have exposed a lot of stuff about him, including the things mentioned above. Arpaio did a variety of things starting from least severe to most severe to keep Jim and Michael quiet.
Initially, he started to bar them from attending and reporting on press conferences. Then, eventually, he handed them subpoenas to disclose every bit of information about themselves, everyone who worked for their publications and everyone who subscribed to their publications. The last big thing that Sheriff Arpaio did was arrest them.
Arpaio thought that he was going to shut up Jim and Michael, though the more he harassed them, the more they opened their mouths.
If Sheriff Arpaio could get away with it, would he have twisted the law around to do something worse to Jim and Michael? Well, with all of the foolishness and corruption that Arpaio is responsible for, it would not be a surprise if he was capable of doing worse things under the circumstance of being able to get away with more injustices.
The big thing that Sheriff Arpaio got into hot water for was the fact that he was detaining “potentially illegal aliens”–anyone who appeared to be Hispanic. The case Melendres v. Arpaio was about this situation. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey and https://about.me/michael-lacey
Arpaio kept doing it and doing it, despite the fact that he was told by the government to stop. His stubbornness and disobedience did not go under the radar—he was eventually held in criminal contempt. In 2017, the charges were dropped and he was pardoned by the president of the United States.
You don’t need to look far to see the impact of OSI Industries on the fast food industry. They have helped provide fast food chains with various needed services such as beef and dough. This isn’t an easy thing to do and it takes great planning and resources to pull it off, but without these services we would never enjoy the food we have now. They have worked hard to make sure we are able to have we have now and their success is only beginning to be understood. OSI has done something that most companies wouldn’t even think about.
OSI Industries is currently in the process of purchasing companies overseas in its efforts to expand into new markets. If they prove successful we’re going to have an entirely new way of thinking about fast food on other continents. People like what OSI presents to the world and their clients are some of the most successful fast food chains out there. One of the best examples of this is their purchase of Taho Foods. With this purchase they have succeeded in putting a footprint in the Scandinavian market. Others are certain to follow suit with their growing success in fast food.
There have been plenty of other food processors out there and none have managed to get to the same level as OSI. Despite this fact we can clearly see that OSI remains the most prominent and most successful of all the food processors. They provide more protein to the world than any other food processor and they continue to expand into new territory. One has to wonder how they were able to do this and how they continue to expand their influence. This influence is certainly going to matter as time goes by and we see the need for a new way of thinking about food processing.
OSI has certainly proven itself to be one of the most important companies in the world, but it didn’t do this overnight. They have done this by focusing on their workers and by giving the public what it needs. They have diversified and offer everything they possibly can. There aren’t many people out there who can possibly say they haven’t been impacted by OSI. We all enjoy fast food and we all have been touched by their protein supply. That’s something that can be spoken about no matter where you are now.
OSI Industries info: www.mapquest.com/us/iowa/osi-industries-llc-6772346