Louis Chenevert as a Profound Thinker

Louis Chenevert is a profound thinker steep in his business dynamics. However, those who have ever held a conversation with him over a cup of coffee put it that he makes one grab a few core precepts that aids at explaining UTC’s achievements. First and foremost, UTC is not a conglomerate in the sense that it’s a combination of disconnected businesses. Its target is in two broad markets, aerospace in conjunction with building technologies. It’s in these broad markets that UTC is consistently searching both functional and financial synergies. For example, it has joined up Otis with its climate and regulates business so that it can provide integrated solutions to the commercial and infrastructure projects all over the world. Also, it’s doing similar with Pratt and the most recent Goodrich aerospace business.

 

Goodrich and the legacy of the Hamilton Sundstrand Unit Company are comprised of divergent aerospace technology business which if combined with Pratt&Whitney engines provides the market that’s equal to one-stop shopping for airframe integrators such as Embraer and Bombardier. This combination allows UTC to offer more content to start up aircraft. The same way as the combination of Otis elevators and escalators with carrier air conditioning enables the company to provide comprehensive and clear explanations for a family of complementary technologies which was used as the cover of annual underscores with the single-word theme, ”Focused” in 2013.

 

Apart from focus, UTC explores balance in its portfolio of various business between different types of market in conjunction with its users. Louis Chenevert said that demand cycles in the military world, as well as the commercial world, usually follow various rhythms that can smooth out results from one year to the other and revenue as well. For example, the demand for commercial jet engines may go down in the time of international tension whereas the demand for military engine rises. Thus, by retaining compatible skills and capabilities in both parts of the aerospace market. UTC can then keep its resources productively utilized. The companies that run explicitly exclusively in the military and commercial business sectors are highly exposed to the boom-and-bust cycles that impact mass layoffs.https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-08/goldman-sachs-hires-former-united-technologies-ceo-chenevert

Contributions of US Money Reserve to the Economy of the Country

US Reserve has grown tremendously over the past years, and the firm is one of the largest providers of gold, silver, as well as platinum coins in the broader parts of the country.

The company recently made a partnership with Austin Disaster Relief Network, with the aim of helping victims of the Hurricane Harvey go through the problems that they face as a result of the calamity. The firm will match the donations made to the Austin Disaster Relief Network to a more significant figure with the aim of encouraging people to donate funds to help the affected individuals.

The Hurricane Harvey which left a significant number of individuals homeless and others without healthful food and water to drink affected broader parts of Texas, going many people in adverse conditions.

The calamity has led to more adverse effects since it took place and has caused a negative impact on the lives of many people as well as the economic status of the country.

Glassdoor reveals that US Money Reserve which has collaborated with various companies has brought hope to the people affected by the hurricane, and there is currently a state of recovery evident among the people of Texas.

The funds that the firm has donated will see a vast number of individuals faced with the calamity acquire a better housing, healthy food as well as all their basic needs. Read more: US Money Reserve | LinkedIn

The people of Texas including business owners, that were not faced by the calamity have come together to offer help to the affected and homeless individuals successfully rebuild their homes and probably regain what they lost in the catastrophe. Besides, a vast number of nonprofit organizations have come together to offer all they can to the victims.

US Money Reserve has been carrying out its operations for the past fifteen years and has served over four hundred thousand customers.

The firm has a dedication towards offering products and services of the highest quality with the aim of meeting all the demands of their esteemed customers. The company has also helped a vast number of individuals make informed decisions concerning their monetary issues.

US Reserve also has a great team of employees that possess excellent knowledge in business. The employees have over the past years established a great relationship with their clients with the aim of winning their trust and adequately addressing their needs.

The buying power of the firm has seen it provide its customers with the highest graded coins, which they believe will spark development in the market.

Fabletics – Taking on Amazon

Retail stores in America and the world are always competing. A company that has made headlines recently is Kate Hudson’s Fabletics. According to experts, it may be the store that will give Amazon a run for its money. Fabletics must be gaining momentum and looking to get a competitive edge. This athleisure company has plans to open up to 100 stores in three to five years according to Forbes.

 

Forbes Insight on Fabletics

 

In 2016, Forbes discovered the company had only six traditional brick and mortar stores. Of these, only 40% of the sales they make are from clients who are ‘members’ of a subscription program provided by the company. With this in mind, the remainder of sales is derived from online stores owned by the company. Primarily Fabletics is an e-commerce retailer.

 

The company has come a long way to prove it can challenge current online giants. Despite stores such as Amazon stating they are ‘not threatened’ by the company, they seem ‘worried’ about the roll out plan for Kate Hudson’s company. Their subscription plans are very transparent and majority, if not all, subscribers of the same have provided positive comments.

 

To ensure all its customers are satisfied, the company has been tirelessly improving its customer service department. By April of 2016, it had rolled out a plan to ensure customers could be served 24 hours a day. Additionally, they implemented a strategy that would ensure clients experienced short wait times.

 

CEO and Co-Founder Comments

 

In an interview with Forbes, Fabletics’ CEO and co-founder sated the company was planning to completely mirror their stores to the online experience. Some consumers were of the opinion they had to get memberships in order to purchase low cost apparel. According to Goldberg, this was a misconception due to lack of sufficient information.

 

The CEO said their customer care desk was able and willing to assist any current and/or potential client get the apparel of their choice. He insisted subscription was optional and not mandatory as stated by some sources.

 

 

In a bid to improve customer service, Goldberg stated that the company has been undergoing something of a makeover. The stores might be the next step to revamping the company and giving it an edge against other competitors. By October of 2016, the company had done an audit that made it consider making changes to some of its policies. By the end of 2016, Goldberg reported that complaints they received were about five in a month. This is a great achievement of any online store seeing that consumers may complain about anything albeit small.

 

Marketing Schemes

 

Fabletics has made changes to its marketing schemes. For example, it mocked Lululemon’s see-through pants debacle and high price tags in a series of YouTube videos. Forbes has predicted that the company plans on opening new brick and mortar stores near Athleta and Lululemon units. This may be attributed to the fact that the CEO stated that Fabletics does very, very well when located near either of these stores.

 

 

This may be because Fabletics offers a cheaper alternative in majority of products its competitors have on offer. With this trend, it may be the next ‘big buzz’ in the United States.

Poetic Justice: How Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey Win Against Arpaio

Recently, Donald Trump issued a presidential pardon to one Joe Arpaio, former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, despite his long grocery list of illegal atrocities. In addition to criminal convictions, Arpaio is renowned for subjecting immigrants of Maricopa County to unfair racial profiling, unconstitutional treatment in jail, wrongful arrest, encampment, and an entire array of grave misconduct. There may lie some silver lining yet, however, amidst this scumbag’s trail of injustices.

Nearly a decade ago, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, two highly respected reporters, dug up some unflattering information regarding Mr.Arpaio. The duo wrote in a Pheonix, Arizona publication, about Arpaio’s corruption and misuse of public funds for his own personal gain.

In response and retaliation, Sheriff Arpaio jailed Larkin and Lacey under a false pretense, claiming the two refused to turn over personal information, which Arpaio had no right to obtain, to begin with. The journalists were immediately released when the arrest was finally deemed unconstitutional and went quickly to work in their pursuit of truth, justice, and human rights.

With their almost $4 million settlement from Maricopa County, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey launched the Frontera Fund. The Frontera Fund supports and even partners with groups which advocate for general civil and migrant rights as well as freedom of speech and civic participation throughout Arizona, including those involved directly with the Mexican border.

The fund uses donations to further its mission to ensure all immigrants receive their right to fair opportunity in the United States. The reporters, Larkin and Lacey continue to use their talent and voices in journalism to spread awareness of human rights violations and the dangers of letting people like Joe Arpaio abuse their power.

The Frontera Fund has supported a multitude of human and civil rights organizations, including Aliento and the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition. The fund brings the battle for justice even closer to home by helping the individual of unjust discrimination find the resources they need to escape injustice and fight for a better, equal future.

Although Joe Arpaio may walk free, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey get the last laugh. Without the racist sheriff’s antics, the two journalists may have never founded their Frontera Foundation. The Frontera Fund has proved invaluable to countless efforts for equal human rights and immigrant opportunities.

Larkin and Lacey’s legacy will forever be remembered as a piece of poetic justice against a man so vile as to base the vaue of human life on something as trivial as nationality.

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Nathaniel Ru is helping take Sweetgreens to the next level

Nathaniel Ru, known as being one of the founders of the Sweetgreens food chain, was born in Pasadena, CA in 1985. Ru graduated from Georgetown University with his B.S in Finance. After Ru graduated he came together with 2 of his Georgetown graduates to start Sweetgreens.

 

Sweetgreens has come to be known for being a seasonal kitchen that has a main focus on sustainability and local sourcing. The location for the first Sweetgreens restaurant was located right in the heart of Georgetown. The restaurant chain has since been able to expand to 27 different locations, located in 6 different states.

 

The 3 founders came up with the idea for Sweetgreens once they noticed that their community didn’t have many restaurants that were delicious, healthy and also eco friendly. In 2010 the 3 founders were able to launch Sweetlife, which since then has come to be known as the regions biggest music and food festival. It is said that each year over 20,000 people attend the event.

 

At Georgetown University, during their senior year, is when the 3 founders began the Sweetgreens dream. It was a short six years later that the Sweetgreens chain was started. The landlord of the tavern space had oddly enough turned out to be the same landlord of the apartment building right around the corner from where Ru and his friends had once lived. The same landlord saw a spark in the 3 men, which only had a semester left to finish at Georgetown University.

 

Next the landlord told them that they needed to come back once they had an architect, a business plan and some business backers. Nearly three and a half weeks later they finally found some backers and an architect. Ru stated that the three of them were really blessed to have got the chance that they did at just the right time.

 

Currently the three men are able to proudly say that they have stores located in the Northeast’s major cities and suburbs. The chain has, since the beginning, continued to serve healthy and fresh meals that are made with ingredients that are bought from local farmers and purveyors. The three men have stated that no matter the amount of stores that Sweetgreens has that they will continue to make sure that each and every store lives up to to Sweetgreens core values. This is one resturant chain that won’t stop till they reach the top of the food industry chain.

The Genius of Kate Hudson’s Fabletics

Every few month or so, a new celebrity launches a product or company that’s supposedly their own idea. In truth, it’s usually someone else’s idea, and they’re just using that celebrity as the face of the company. But, every so often, a celebrity comes up with their own idea.

One such celebrity is Kate Hudson. Throughout the years, Kate’s been known for her brilliant on-camera performances; her actively healthy life style; and her fashion sense. Since she doesn’t see herself teaching acting classes, she chose to launch Fabletics.

Fabletics is an activewear fashion brand that uses a subscription mechanic to sell its products. While that doesn’t sound like it would work; surprisingly, it’s crushing the competition. Activewear is becoming increasingly desirable, especially among millennials. The problem with most activewear brand is that they’re ugly and boring, or they’re too expensive. Fabletics set out to solve both those problems.

Kate Hudson struck gold when she created Fabletics. The brand quickly became one of the most popular fashion brands in the world. In just three years, she’s grown a $250 million company. Not even Amazon has been able to knock Fabletics off its throne.

Fabletics found a way to become a high-value brand. Part of Fabletic’s success comes from the unique way it was founded. From day one, Fabletics has focused on its customers. It’s that type of customer appreciation that modern consumers care about.

Success in today’s economy is a lot harder; there’s more work than there used to be. Not to mention, there are thousands of companies selling the same products that have to compete for online attention. Despite that, Fabletics has found so much e-commerce success; they’ve decided to begin opening physical stores.

Fabletics has done a brilliant job of opening physical stores. So far, the company has 16 stores and plans on opening before the year’s end. Thanks to the company’s creative start, Fabletics stores are using events and other activities to build relationships with local members.

These events are also a way for the brand to welcome new members. By using various tactics, like a lifestyle quiz that shows people what outfits Fabletic’s fashion experts would recommend for them, to lure more people to their stores; they’ve found great success.

Dating Tips To Look Out For From Whitney Wolfe

Whitney Wolfe was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1990 and schooled at the Southern Methodist University. Wolfe is currently the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bumble BFF, which she has advanced over the past years. She began exploring her career at the age of nineteen where she sold bags to individuals in the outskirts of her town.

Whitney Wolfe later worked together with Patrick, a celebrity to launch The Help Us Project, which was a nonprofit organization aimed at addressing and catering for the various needs of individuals in the country.

After graduating from college, Whitney Wolfe worked with different agencies before moving to Austin Texas, where she founded the Bumble BFF app. before founding the Bumble app, she worked together with Rad and Chris where they founded Tinder also a dating app. The app gained a lot of popularity and Wolfe launched her dating app, Bumble.

Bumble is a dating app which focuses on bringing people together and connecting individuals with their potential partners. The app addresses the various women issues and gives them control to quickly approach their desired partners without much tension. Besides, the Bumble BFF app acts as a modern way of dating and stands out among the many and undesirable traditional dating methods.

The dating app received a large apprehends from its users who termed it to be an excellent way to connect with partners. Besides, Bumble BFF attracted over fifteen million users and close to eighty-one million partners with matching characters. Within one year of its launch, Bumble was among the most popular and convenient dating apps in the country. Whitney Wolfe has received numerous awards as an appreciation of her excellent work and contributions to the love lives of many individuals.

Whitney Wolfe was named among the most successful thirty women under thirty in the Business Insider, and this has proved her expertise in her field of specialization. Besides, Whitney Wolfe also received recognition as one of Elle`s Tech women due to her amendable contributions.

The successful businesswoman encourages individuals, particularly women to be confident in themselves and conduct activities that make them feel comfortable.

George Soros: A Key Figure in Democratic Reforms and Other Social Issues

With a net worth over $25 billion, George Soros is a renowned and successful investor in the US. He stands out from the rest due to his political views and investing a lot in leftwing politics. What makes this special is the fact that it is uncommon to come across leftist billionaires in politics. He is the name behind the Open Society Foundation. This foundation has put in place around $1.6 billion to assist in democratic development in Eastern European countries.

A similar amount has also been invested in the US to assist in immigration, criminal justice, and democratic matters. These efforts have seen Soros play an important role in supporting capitalism in the former Soviet states. George Soros lived through the Nazi occupation as a child. He was able to survive this alongside his family, who were able to assist many other Jews in surviving this period.

The experiences he went through during this period shaped him into what he is today. Especially his contributions towards refugees, migrants, and criminal justice reform. Soros’ liberal political standing has seen him tackle Republicans head on. For example, in 2004, he supported organized groups involved in blocking then President Bush’s reelection campaign. He also publicly stood against the Iraqi war. He has since also funded progressive groups and those advocating for democratic reforms in the country and around the world.

George Soros’ initiative, the Open Society Foundation looks to serve the interests of discriminated and marginalized groups. Sex workers, drug users and the LGBT community are among the beneficiaries of the initiative. Soros also experienced similar discrimination first hand during the Nazi occupation as a Jew. Later on, he went to London to study Economics before moving to America in 1956. In the US, he pursued a finance career and set up investments that saw his growth to his current status.

In 1970, Soros launched the Soros Fund Management, a hedge fund which spawned into a huge financial success. He has since been considered a great investor of his time. A huge portion of the money gained from the hedge fund was used to start the Open Society Foundation. The foundation currently covers over 100 countries around the world. Some of Soros initial philanthropic activities involved funding South African students’ education before shifting focus to the US. Read more on nytimes.com

Here, he has been able to offer scholarships to bright students from marginalized groups. He has also committed himself to helping unlawfully convicted people by providing relevant legal support. Soros’ philanthropic activities have extended to other organizations. The International Crisis Group is one of the many such organizations that he has supported. At the moment, George Soros continues to commit himself to the Open Society Foundation’s activities around the world.

Julia Jackson and Her Unmatched Accomplishments

When Jess Jackson started the Jackson Family Wines, he had no idea that the business would evolve into a giant in the winery sector. His goal was to create an enterprise that specialized in handmade wines of unmatched qualities. Evidently, Jess achieved his goal and surpassed naysayer’s expectations. The wine business is family-owned and operated. Jess’s wife, Barbara Banke, serves as the company’s Chair and also takes part in the daily operations. Other members of the family including Julia Jackson work at all levels of the enterprise and have contributed towards making their father’s company a global powerhouse.

Who is Julia Jackson? For starters, Julia is the youngest daughter of Jess Jackson. She developed an interest in wine-making at a young age and worked her way up. Picking and sorting grapes with her mother marked the beginning of her wine-making career. At present, Julia serves at the reputable Cambria Estate Winery and can be described as the pioneer of the next generation in the wine industry. She is credited with coming up with brainy strategies that ensure her company maintains its clients despite the growing number of winemakers. Julia mainly focuses on keeping her millennial clients because they may be disloyal to particular wines and may be easily distracted by trendy labels.

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Julia is also an ardent follower of the French culture and has visited the country many times to learn about their wine-making skills. Her fluency in French secured her a teaching position during her college years. Julia is always open to learning new things and travels a lot to sharpen her wine-making abilities. Julia adores her mother and views her as a role model. She is also keen to ensure her company sticks to what made her father successful. In 2014, Julia stated the Cambria Seeds of Empowerment, a program that celebrates women who have overcome hardships and seeks to inspire them to achieve.

End Citizens United Drive To Raise Campaign Finances

End citizens united is a new movement offering support to Democratic candidates. In a bid to popularize its operations, the organization set a target of $25 – $30 million to be channeled towards campaigns of independent candidates. End Citizens United managed to raise a total of $2 million from small donors. The group also embarked on a campaign to rally support for the bill on constitutional reforms to reverse the Supreme Court’s decision of 2010. The decision gave rise to the super PACs a move that allowed the flow of dirty money to finance campaigns.

 

According to the communications director of End Citizens United, the organization’s approach to campaign finance reforms was different from other PACs. The group’s support targeted candidates favoring the changes sought by the organization and those under attack by Koch Brothers, billionaires who support conservatives and other groups offering support for politics using dark-money. Rick Hasen, a law professor in political science and a campaign financial expert, described the move by End Citizens United as an important attribute that boosts public awareness and one that will pressure the Supreme Court and politicians to enhance a clean record in campaigns. Having more than 325,000 people sign the petition and over 136,000 registered donors, the organization’s popularity growth is undoubted.

 

End Citizens United targets to raise approximately $35 million for the upcoming Congress mid-term elections. The new target is a higher projection from the $25 million raised by the organization in 2016. Between January and March 2017, the team has managed to raise more than $4 million and hoped to meet the set target before the elections. Approximately 100,000 people have contributed to the PAC with 40,000 being new donors. The target amounts will be used in support of Democratic candidates to the Congress with intent to form “campaign finance reform Champions” according to the PAC’s chairman Tiffany Muller.

 

End Citizens United operates on the traditional model where individual donors can only give up to $5,000. Despite this, the organization managed to meet its target in 2016 to raise $25,000 and rank among the highest spending groups aligned with the Democrats. Adam Bozzi, the group’s spokesman, notes that they have created new ties with potential financiers who will provide a big boost to realize the set targets.

 

End Citizen United is currently seeking candidates to back in the 2018 elections, a move that will ensure more wins for the Democrats. First on the list of recipients was Jon Ossoff a Democrat and first-time political candidate. Ossoff’s congressional campaign received support with PAC urging contributors to give donations of up to $500,000. Jon Ossoff’s campaign targeted a special election called to fill the seat left vacant by Tom Price in the Republican House.