How Kate Hudson’s Fabletics Has Amazon’s Attention

When Amazon is the leader in online sales across a number of popular niches, they usually do not have the time to focus on their competition. Commanding a 20 percent share of sales in the apparel niche is impressive and shouldn’t give Amazon reason to pause, but an active-wear company has been causing quite a stir in the space Amazon is used to dominating. Kate Hudson‘s Fabletics is that company, and to pull in over $250 million in sales in three years is something the competition should be worried about.

 

Hudson talks about her athleisure brand as a high-quality piece of women’s active-wear that is all about the shopping experience. Hudson says that the secret the success of her company comes down to reverse showrooming and her membership plan. Her customers go to the local mall and visit the Fabletics store, getting to see all the latest women’s workout apparel and try on all the clothing they desire. At the retail stores at the mall, women can get their Fabletics membership, take a Lifestyle Quiz, window-shop, or try everything on in the store. The sales associates are not pushing for sales, so this relaxed atmosphere only adds to the overall shopping experience.

 

When these same women eventually shop at the Fabletics website, they discover all the items they wore inside the store at the mall is waiting for them on their profile page. Now since these women have tried on the workout apparel and know it fits them perfectly, they are free to shop based on that size without having to worry if it will fit. This is in contrast to the shopping experience at e-commerce sites like eBay or Amazon, because buyers get one piece and usually return it because it doesn’t fit. At Kate Hudson’s Fabletics, the clothing has been worn and these women just want to load up the shopping carts so they can show off the latest workout apparel next time they are at the gym.

 

Kate Hudson’s Fabletics is a total shopping experience for women, and membership means you also get lower piece pricing, free shipping for all online orders, and even your own shopping assistant. Your assistant uses your quiz answers to pick an item each month you might be interested in. This formula seems to be working, and all the other retailers in this space should start paying close to Kate Hudson’s Fabletics brand.

The Educational Accomplishments And Prizes Earned By The Success Academy

The Success Academy is a high profile charter network in New York City. They won the prestigious Broad Prize for $250,000 for their success in closing the gaps in achievement and increasing the performance of kids of color and low income families. The annual prize is given to the largest of the charter management organizations for college readiness programs.

Eva Moskowitz is the founder of the Success Academy and does not believe a kids zip code determines their destiny. She wants to grow the schools to 100 locations and serve 50,000 students. The Success Academy will be launching a digital platform to share their school design, pedagogy, training, curriculum and intellectual materials with other charter schools.

All of the Success Academy middle and elementary schools reached the top ten percent of statewide schools in testing on science, math and English in 2016. The Hispanic and black students outperformed all of the white students statewide and the low income students outperformed wealthier students. The Success Academy is the biggest charter network in New York City and currently has 14,000 students. Of these students, 93 percent are Hispanic or African American and 76 percent come from low income families.

The networks schools have increased from one to 41 in ten years. The Success Academy is now bigger than 95 percent of all school districts throughout the country. They received approximately 17,000 applications even though only 3,017 seats are available for the 2017/2018 school year. Their success is due to their students, teachers and families.

Eva Moskowitz has consistently battled with Bill de Blasio, they Mayor of New York. She is fighting for space for the Success Academy despite the rules that govern the pre-kindergarten program. An appellate court ruled in favor of the charter network because they felt a pre-kindergarten program should be managed by their authorizer and not the Department of Education in New York. There are other educational programs for four year old children who are also trying to extend their programs.

There are numerous nonprofit charter schools who have established a minimum of five schools and 2,500 kids from low income families or of color who are eligible for the Broad Prize.

The CTRMA And Mike Heiligenstein’s Leadership

Mike Heiligenstein is one of the finest transportation directors in the world, and he is working on how to grow the central Texas corridor as much as possible. The corridor must improve by adding things such as bus routes and trains, and Mike believes that he has a plan that will make it much easier to grow the corridor. This article explains how Mike plans to help people travel across the state in the simplest way possible.Learn more : https://www.crunchbase.com/person/mike-heiligenstein#/entity

 

#1: What Does Mike Do?

 

Mike Heiligenstein as been tasked with figuring out what to do in the state that will make it much easier for the people in and around Austin to move about. The capitol is only the beginning of the CTRMA and their change, and the region must have many options added to ensure that people in the outskirts of the region may move around.Learn more : http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/print-edition/2014/01/10/fifteen-minutes-with-mike.html

 

#2: Bus Routes Will Connect Towns

 

The bus routes will connect towns from one to another, and someone who is trying to get to a job in another town will have an easy time finding the route that will take them where they need to go. These people will have an easy time getting on the bus, and they will learn quickly how to connect from one town to another until they get where they need to go.

 

#3: Rail

 

The rail options for Mike and his team are quite good as they will connect to Amtrak while also giving light rail a chance to move people across the state. Someone who is familiar with light rail will realize that they may move across the state in moments, and they may connect to other train lines that will take them to places such as Dallas and Houston.Learn more : http://www.mystatesman.com/news/opinion/things-know-about-the-central-texas-regional-mobility-authority/HuPXTyFcN0TaD5rcsPXZqN/

 

#4: Public Input

 

The public input that is offered to Mike and his team is used to ensure that the plans they create are popular, and he knows that he must do something that is good for the state if he wants to have a true impact. There are many people whoa re afraid that what Mike does will not serve them, and there are others who have specific route or stop needs.

 

Everyone who wishes to make a change to the way they move around Texas must trust the CTRMA. Mike Heiligenstein and his leadership team will ensure that all the people in the state are able to get where they must go.Learn more : https://communityimpact.com/austin/news/2013/07/15/mike-heiligenstein/

 

Adam Goldenberg Talks Rebranding: A Rose By Any Other Name

In a recent interview on CNBC , Adam Goldenberg, CEO of TechStyle, formerly JustFab, discussed his company’s decision to rebrand. Tech Style is a high value, membership driven, personalized online fashion service focused on the most up to date fashion around. This is accomplished through data science.

While successful under the JustFab brand name, the move to rebrand the company was not random. According to Goldenberg, the company is data driven and so are the major decisions that occur within the corporation. Attributing much of the rebranding decision to the lack of understanding some members had of the model, Adam Goldenberg decided to make changes which reflected consumers’ feedback.

Some of the major changes made include making the program an opt in rather than an opt out program which requires members to sign up for the VIP service when they join. Other changes the CEO mentioned were making the options in the model more transparent and easier to understand, and prompting members to visit their account at least once a month to ensure they are still pleased with the options they chose. Flexibility was also added into the model such that members don’t have to opt in every month. Fees are assessed only for those months members intend to shop and opt into the program on rgtadvisors.com. Once all the changes were made, Goldenberg felt a brand name that better reflected the new overall package and was not associated with the outdated model would be more appropriate.

Adam Goldenberg also mentioned that the fashion industry is changing rapidly with technological advances. As a result, collecting data regularly and using it to develop and alter the brand such that it will always meet the desires of the demographic is an important cornerstone in the TechStyle brand. Goldenberg added that the major factors that distinguish TechStyle from its competitors is that they build brands and they build them online first. This compares with other fashion companies that built their brand 15 to 50 years ago and aren’t incorporating the rapid advances that are occurring as the result of the growth of the technology sector.

Find more about Adam Goldenberg: http://www.hudl.com/profile/4913266/adam-goldenberg

Fantasy Alarm: Waiver Wire Wonders for your MLB Lineup

The MLB season is fully under way. By now we have seen players get into a groove, get injured, or completely fall flat on their face. No matter how well you drafted your fantasy baseball team, you are going to need to tinker your MLB lineup. Whether you are refreshing Fantasy Alarm or staring down at your phone for MLB alerts, you are going to need some help. We’re here to lead you to the waiver wire in order to pick up your next stud. We’ll highlight a pitcher and a hitter to target, both of whom should be available in most leagues.

 

Pitching Help:

Eddie Butler, SP – Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are going to need a lot of help out of their rotation in order to stay atop the NL Central. Butler comes to Chicago by way of Colorado and he has already been called up and thrown into action. Butler is an innings eater who thrives on flyball outs. When he is on the road or the weather is fair in Chicago, Butler can be good for a quality start while keeping the ball in the yard. Can’t ask for much more out of your SP5.

 

Hitting Help:

Kennys Vargas, DH/1B – Minnesota Twins

We’ve been touting Vargas for awhile now but if you haven’t gotten him yet — do it. Vargas is slashing .270/.527/.822 at the time of this writing and he is only getting better. The young slugger has opposite field power and should be a staple in the Twins’ line up this year.

IDLife Wearable Device Technology: A New Chapter Of Logan Stout’s Innovation

Wearable Device Technology is the wave of the future for health and wellness. It is no surprise then that IDLife is teaming up with Garmin International to enable an integration of Garmin wearable device data with IDLife’s app.

IDLife’s mission is to enable a simple way to live a healthy lifestyle with vitamins and nutritional products. IDLife Experience allows people to follow three simple steps to becoming and staying healthy. A partnership with Garmin takes this to the next level so IDLife’s clientele can continue healthy living for life, not just months or years.

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A partnership of IDLife and Garmin is a match made in heaven. Both companies believe healthy lifestyles are more than just how much you weigh. This can be seen from Garmin’s Index Smart Scale which tells you way more than just your weight. The Garmin Index Smart Scale connects to your home’s WiFi and measures many metrics beyond weight such as body mass index (BMI), body fat, water percentage, and skeletal muscle mass. The IDWellness mobile app and Garmin Index Smart Scale will be integrated together.

The partnership will go well beyond the integration of the Garmin Index Smart Scale. Garmin has a line of Vivo activity trackers which the partnership will focus most of the integration on. This tracks heart rate, smart notifications, all kinds of activity profiles to track workouts and Move IQ which automatically detects activity.

All of these and more will be included in the IDLife website for purchase. The longer term goal is an integration with IDLife’s activity and meal tracking platform.

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About Logan Stout

Logan Stout is a seasoned entrepreneur, philanthropist, best-selling author, keynote speaker and leadership trainer. All of his ventures has generated billions of dollars in revenue.

However, Logan’s real passion is in helping other to become leaders. His 2013 book “Stout Advice: The Secrets to Building Yourself, People, and Teams” was written to empower others. Barbara Corcoran and Daymond John from ABC’s Shark Tank were so impressed that they endorsed this book.

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The Unending Push To End The Suffering Of The Immigrants

The predicament of workers crossing the US-Mexico border is a tale of suffering, human rights violation and death. A great number of undocumented refugees and immigrants trek thousands of miles and encounter various kinds of hardships. With such knowledge, the No More Deaths (No Más Muertes) group started programs meant to help immigrants and alleviate the pains of the inhuman experiences they face.

No More Deaths started back in 2004. Initially, the group was made up of faith-based groups that sought to stop the high number of immigrant’s deaths that were recorded in the desert.

It was also pushing for the enactment of faith-based principles and immigration reforms. Later, the group assumed an autonomous title but remained under the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/

Other than setting up water points along migration corridors, No More Deaths hinged its policy on the need to stop deaths through a civil avenue. It was committed to upholding fundamental human rights based on several pillars.

It championed the cause for extending humanitarian aid, documenting and responding to the affected immigrants, and creating awareness around their cause. Even though the group had run-ins with the relevant authorities, it continued to push for a compassionate immigration policy to be enacted. Read more: Jim Larkin | Twitter

No More Deaths recruit volunteers who work all year round to ensure immigrants get food, water, blankets, first aid, and other useful supplies. Besides, it continues to fight for immigrants who face the brute force of policies and unbearable cross-border laws that create harsh migration experiences.

The volunteers help to document the predicament of immigrants held in border patrol custody and the entire immigration-detention system. The group also helps northbound immigrants with financial aid.

No More Deaths is a beneficiary of the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund that assists civil and immigrant groups that work to uphold fundamental human rights for minorities and opposed groups. Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund came about in a rather controversial manner. In 2007, Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested as ordered by the dreaded Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, and they were locked up in different jails.

Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin were accused of a revealing story that detailed how the sheriff and his cronies had abused the constitution. The story talked of subpoenas issued against the ‘Phoenix Times’ and the lawless acts perpetrated by Sheriff Arpaio.

The self-styled sheriff faced incriminating accusations ranging from racial profiling, financial mismanagement, mistreatment of detained immigrants and their illegal detention. After a lengthy court battle, Lacey and Larkin emerged victors, and they received a $3.7 million settlement.

They hence earmarked the compensation towards supporting groups such as No More Deaths that fight to restore dignity and human rights within and across borders.

Securus Technology Systems Are Revolutionizing Crime Prevention In U.S. Prison Systems

Just a few years ago few could have predicted that a revolution in crime prevention and crime reduction in U.S. prison systems could have been realized through innovations in the way incarcerated individuals communicate with the outside world.

 

Officials at one of America’s premier providers of prisoner communication systems, Securus Technologies, say the feedback they are getting from prison officials, law enforcement and even families is proving the point: Well managed, high-tech prison communications techniques are reducing crime and leading to safer prison environments.

 

For example, a prison official recently wrote to Securus to thank them for captured information that led to the arrest of a corrupt prison official involved in trafficking contraband. Another correctional facility manager said Securus systems have been a major factor in reducing the illicit flow of drugs, alcohol and other prohibited substances between prisoners and outside sources.

 

In the task of managing prisoner communications, knowledge is power. In the past, it has been all too easy for those with bad intention to “fly under the radar” using unsecured traditional phone lines, or direct person-to-person visits between inmates and those on the outside.

 

Even life for the inmates themselves is made safer when more control can be achieved over those with bad intentions, or who have found clever ways to game the system.

 

The equipment, software, monitoring protocols and technology of Securus are not only preventing crime, but creating safer prison environments – and that means better outcomes across the board, from the lives of inmates to their loved ones on the outside.

 

 

Mr. Warren Buffet Thoughts About Investing With Fund Managers

Warren Buffet’s recent sentiments about investing in passive funds in the S&P 500 didn’t quite auger well with the thoughts of Tim Armour. Tim, Chairman Capital Group of Companies Inc., recently penned an insightful opinion piece on the CNBC. He started off by agreeing that Mr. Buffet, top five richest investors, was indeed right in saying that the regular investor most often stood to lose by investing in the alternatives provided by the leading venture capitalists firms on Wall St. like Capital Group. Losses and poor returns arose as a result of the exorbitant charges asked by unscrupulous brokers out there.

Long VS Short Term Strategies

The CEO, Tim Armour is quoted arguing that. Yes, investing in the passive funds if you have the mind of the Oracle from Omaha, as Warren is known as then you will outperform many investors any given day. But, he goes ahead to add, it’s paramount to keep your eye on the long-term goals and objectives. Don’t let the marginal gains experienced in this historic bull market we continue to witness in 2017, take you to a place of comfort.

Market Corrections

Corrections do occur, and overnight you have your entire portfolio wiped out as was witnessed in the market crash of ’08. Tim continues to advise the regular investor to trust in the mutual funds. Using a simple albeit profoundly eye-opening example, the top executive of Capital Group showed how much one would have earned betting on mutual funds versus in the publicly traded stock indexes as Buffet calls for. It remains to be seen who among these titans of industry is right. Buffet has the better odds, though.

Responsibilities

Mr. Armour personally handles their portfolios together with his dedicated management team of professionals. He is a very hands-on CEO actively involved in the day to day running of this financial institution based in L.A, California. Tim attended the University Of Middlebury College where he studied Economics. He has worked at the present company, Capital for 34 years.

Learn more about Timothy Armour: https://www.thecapitalgroup.com/us/about.html

Rick Shinto Strong Leadership Skills Steers InnovaCare Health to Greater Heights

InnovaCare Health is one of the leading providers of Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Plans in the United States. The institution was established several years ago, and since then, it has demonstrated excellence in all its operations, especially modeling affordable and sustainable plans that incorporate the latest technology advancements. The institution has won the hearts of many clients due to the quality of services it offers.

Being a leader in the competitive industry is not easy. InnovaCare Health employs the best and most experienced professionals in the healthcare department to ensure that it remains on top. Not long ago, the company decided to strengthen the leadership team by employing more executives. According to a report from the healthcare company, three executives with vast knowledge in the in the industry are already working with InnovaCare Health. The new team is expected to deliver great results under the leadership of Richard Shinto, the president and chief executive officer of the institution.

Dr. Shinto popularly known as Rick has gathered more than two decades expertise in the operational and healthcare department. The successful doctor established his career many years ago when he was working in southern California as the pulmonologist and internist. After some years, Shinto moved Medpartners where he worked as the corporate vice president. Shinto has also worked with Cal Optima, Medical Pathways, and Aveta Inc. Before Aveta was sold in 2012, Rick was working as the chief executive officer.

Rick Shinto has authored several books in his entire career. Most of his publications focus on clinical medicine and general health, and they have done very well in the health care industry. Rick acquired his B.S from the prestigious University of California, based in Irvine. He later went for a medical degree from State University in New York City. Shinto is believed to have obtained his MBA from the University of Redlands. Learn more on XRepublic about Rick Shinto.

According to a recent report, Penelope Kokkinides will be working at InnovaCare Health as the chief administration officer. Penelope is recognized as one of the most experienced women in the healthcare industry. Penelope has served in the Medicare and Medicaid plans industry for more than twenty years, specializing in government programs. Penelope Kokkinides has a track record for developing some of the best clinical programs in the industry. These programs have increased the sustainability and efficiencies of organizational structures. Penelope will work in close collaboration with Rick Shinto to deliver positive results. Mike Sortino has also joined the organization.

Read more: https://www.intelius.com/people/Richard-Shinto/Yorba%20Linda-CA/0875SJD9GDC