Jason Halpern is little known by his education and career history in the press even though he has an impressive stellar record of 50 years of building and managing many properties in New York. With his vision and foresight coupled with his creative development expertise, he transformed JMH Development his family business into a profitable one. In 2010 he led JMH Development acquired and developed many ground-breaking and innovative properties including buildings with momentous historic landmarks. His company successfully invested $500 million in New York state projects and turned 184 Kent warehouse into 340 luxury apartments. He has also constructed hundreds of residential properties in Westchester County, NY and New York City as well as several Class A commercial properties in Westchester County.
Jason Halpern: Born to Develop Property
Under the abled leadership of Mr. Halpern, JMD Development continues to expand its investments in real estate, commercial and hotel developments across America. According to PRNewswire, Halpern announced the construction of the Aloft South Beach Resorts, a 235-room hotel slated to open early 2015 in downtown Miami Beach. The project was developed by JMH in partnerships with Madden Real Estate Ventures intended to be a topping off Motel Ankara and a new 8-storey tower. Halpern said, “Topping off the building marks a major milestone in the construction process and signals the beginning of the next phase as we progress toward the completion and opening of the Aloft South Beach.” In November 2015, JMD acquired Surfside condo building in a $55 million deal to be torn down and replaced with a modern luxury 12-storey condo tower. “We decided that there was a real need for more efficient units for second and third home buyers,” said Halpern.
In spite of his profit driven ideas, Mr. Halpern has a passion for charitable giving at his workplace. As part of JMD social responsibility, the company partnered with a global non-profit charity and donated a whopping $20,000 of every contract signed at 300 Collins residential developments to fund water projects in Ethiopia and Nepal. This philanthropic gesture brought clean and safe water to more than 650 Ethiopian and Nepalese beneficiaries.
It’s revolutionized advertising and the media industry. It’s also helped people to connect more easily and given them a lot more “friends”. It’s made paying bills through the mail seem downright quaint. But does digital technology have any practical use in the health care industry? Eric Pulier certainly thinks so.
A New Jersey native, Pulier’s affinity with all things computer began at an early age. He was programming them at age nine. He headed his own database software firm in high school. So it’s not surprising that he was tapped to be part of Harvard’s Class of 1988, or that he elected to study technology at the neighboring Massachusetts Institute of Technology during his time there.
Pulier graduated from Harvard magna cum laude with a degree in English and American literature, and by 1991 had relocated to the West Coast, where he founded People Doing Things, an organization that utilized digital technology to help people communicate and complete tasks in fields such as healthcare and education. By 1994, Pulier was one of those embracing interactive digital technology for use in these fields, and he founded the company Digital Evolution, which he sold to the larger US Interactive LLC in 1998.
After the sale of Digital Evolution, Pulier focused on developing a technology program for the Starlight Foundation, an organization dedicating to improving the lives of chronically, critically, and terminally ill children. Well-endowed by the prominent entertainment and technology figures that founded it, the organization is famous for granting “wishes” in the form of trips to amusement parks or visits from sports stars. But it also provides educational and technological services to its hundreds of participating hospital partners, including providing computers and mobile devices to children and their families. In 1994, Pulier began working with the foundation to create Starbright World, a private social media network for ill teenagers and their healthy siblings to interact with peers using these devices. The site drew much praise as a way for these children to stay socially connected and find an escape from issues.Beginning in the late 1990s, Pulier began working for both the Clinton and Obama administrations as an adviser on health care/technology initiatives. In addition to continuing to work in this field, he is involved in philanthropic efforts, such as the Painted Turtle summer camp for ill children.
The career of Bruce Levenson has taken many different twists and turns including his time as the controlling partner in the Atlanta Hawks Basketball & Entertainment LLC consortium that occurred between 2004 and 2015. Levenson and his fellow former Hawks owners, including business partner Ed Peskowitz have now been forced to take their insurance claim with insurance giant AIG to a Fulton County Court in a bid to complete the process of executing their claim; the insurance giant has so far failed to respond to the claim made against the a workplace policy over the termination of the contract of Danny Ferry.
Bruce Levenson and his fellow former Hawks owners made the decision to appoint Danny Ferry to the position of General Manager with the NBA franchise in 2012 in a period when the team made great leaps towards the top of the NBA standings. After UCG founder Bruce Levenson announced the sale of the Hawks franchise would take place in 2015, and asked Goldman Sachs and Inner Circle Sports to handle the sale Ferry made comments the legal team for Bruce Levenson believe should have resulted in a constructive dismissal claim being paid by AIG.
According to Time.com, in the course of recent years Bruce Levenson has been exploring many different aspects of his life and philanthropic career as he has been looking for new experiences, including taking many trips with his wife Karen as an adventure traveler. In December 2015, Bruce Levenson was fresh from selling the NBA franchise to Tony Ressler and embarked upon a new period of his life by acting as the co-chair of the Kennedy Center for the Arts Ball Against Hate, which honored those named by the Anti Defamation League for their work to end bigotry.
Workplace contracts can often be difficult to navigate for businesses of all sizes, but for former Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson the insurance claim made over the mutual termination of Danny Ferry’s contract as General Manager should have been a simple one to handle. Just two days before the sale of the Hawks franchise to billionaire Tony Ressler the $18 million contract Ferry was just halfway through was terminated with Levenson’s attorneys claiming events had triggered a workplace insurance policy with AIG; in papers filed with the Superior Court of Fulton County it is stated Levenson’s Atlanta Hawks Basketball & Entertainment LLC began their insurance claim as early as April 2015 and believe a payout was agreed with the insurance giant.
The $730 million sale (see, http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2015/04/23/bankers-for-levenson-oversold-atlanta-hawks-by-27/) of the Hawks NBA franchise was completed in the Summer of 2015, but over a year later Bruce Levenson’s group are still fighting over the insurance claim made over Danny Ferry’s contract. Information so far released by attorney’s for Bruce Levenson does not reveal the level of financial settlement being asked for, but do state the insurance claim should have been handled in a speedy manner as the requirements of the AIG policy have been met, according to legal experts.
Time Magazine reveals Bruce Levenson has been a respected part of the U.S. business community for many years and worked alongside Goldman Sachs and Inner Circle Sports to facilitate the sale of the Hawks franchise. As the head of the United Communications Group alongside long term business partner Ed Peskowitz, Bruce Levenson has taken a single oil industry newsletter and turned it into a globally recognized technology based information giant. The continuation of the work of Bruce Levenson has seen him take the technology developed for UCG and use it to create new companies, such as TechTarget and the GasBuddy app. Bruce is active community based programs. Read more about his charity work on prnewswire.com.
The Swiss Startup Factory, which began operations in 2014, is a startup incubation program that has gained traction in Switzerland for offering a perfect platform on which startups can launch their ideas. Founded by Mike Baur, the Swiss Startup Factory has worked to make dreams a reality and more young investors are joining the platform to benefit from the incubation program that takes at least three months.
The application to join the platform is not restrictive as the kind of idea one presents is what will determine eligibility to be signed up for incubation. The Swiss Startup Factory works with leading industry professionals to support upcoming ventures and to oversee the implementation of the ideas after incubation.
Without a definite path a business is destined for failure and this is something the Swiss Startup Factory does not want their students to go through. They have a program that takes the startups through the goal definition process to ensure each understands what they are working to achieve at the end.
With a team of digital experts, the Swiss Startup Factory uses data and digitization processes to help startups come up with sensible goals that are meant to elevate the businesses to a higher rank within a definite duration of time.
Startups are regarded naïve and should be educated about the business world and the reality they are likely to come across along the way. This explains the reason the Swiss Startup Factory offers a demo day, which is reserved for presentations that take the startups to experience the real-world situation. This allows them to learn about the challenges that exist in the market and gives them ideas about what is likely to bar them from achieving their set goals. It basically prepares the startup for take-off.
After the three months incubation is over, the Swiss Startup Factory offers past-acceleration support for at least five months. This is meant to oversee the activities of the business to ensure no mistakes are committed along the way.
About founder, Mike Baur
Mike Baur, the founder of Swiss Startup Factory, is a professional banker with almost 20 years in the private banking industry. He is a passionate venture capitalist and his zeal for helping upcoming businesses pushed him to launch the Swiss Startup Factory. Mike pursued an Executive MBA at the Bern University and he retired from baking in 2014 at only 39 years of age.
Doe Deere has no need for fashion rules, and it is possible that women can do something completely different without even worrying about the rules anymore. Women who want to be able to get a better look every day need to really start thinking about how they are going to be able to use their color and style to their advantage.
Doe Deere started Lime Crime because she wanted to be able to use the colors that she liked the most that she could not find anywhere else. She was concerned about the selection that women have, and she figured that she could change that pretty easily. She started making the brightest colors possible, and she is telling women to wear them all together. Wearing all their favorite colors together should be alright, and Doe Deere is telling women to wear their brightest colors together if they want.
There are a lot of people who are stuck under old rules that they learned when they were younger, and it is important that they get past those. The rules that women are most concerned about about are that they have to wear neutrals with bright colors. Doe Deere did not start Lime Crime so that women would be conservative, and she is telling women that they can wear all their colors together if they want. If women like it, they should be able to wear it.
This is also very important for people who want to be able to wear their favorites colors because it is a part of who they are. Making a statement about who someone is by wearing certain colors can make them easy to notice, and it is going to make a lot of these people feel so much better about who they are and what they are doing. This is a good rule for everyone, and Doe Deere wants women to be easy to notice on the street.
Doe Deere always wants women and girls to not feel like they have to wear something that is their own age. Any girl can wear anything she wants, and that is just like Lime Crime. There are so many colors that women can wear anything they want, and that means that older women can wear younger colors or younger girls can wear older colors. There is something for everyone to make all girls look and feel their best.
Fabletics, whose parent company is JustFab, is an online retailer of women’s athletic apparel. The company was founded by Kate Hudson, Adam Goldenburg, and Don Russler in July of 2013. The website officially launched in October of 2013. Like JustFab, Fabletics is a monthly subscription service.
The line expanded to men’s athletic apparel in June of 2015 in collaboration with Kate Hudson’s brother, Oliver Hudson. Most recently, they will soon launch a line of swimsuits and complementary dresses. Membership is $49.95 a month. Members are sent a new outfit monthly. A member can choose to skip a month. Outfits are chosen by the initial survey taken when signing up. Outfit selection is based on lifestyle and fashion preference. Members get a discount the first monthÕs outfit, which only costs $25.
Elite Daily revealed that Kate Hudson’s Fabletics would be launching a swimsuit line for women XXS to XXL. The swimsuit line will be budget friendly. The line will be released April 12th. The theme of the line will be athletic yet stylish. Fabletics will also soon be launching a line of dresses that will coordinate with the swimsuit line. Hudson commented that summer is her favorite season so she is very excited to launch a line that she is very passionate about. She also thinks every lady will find something in the line that will match her individual taste and body shape. The swimwear is very fashionable and figure flattering while also being practical and budget friendly.
When Darius Fisher needs to lower employee turnover, he looks to improve employee job satisfaction. There are ways of allocating time and funds that produce actual results. Regardless, most methods of improving employee job satisfaction require someone become more involved with workers. Follow these tips to boost job satisfaction to keep employees returning to work over many years.
Ask employees about the things they want and believe they deserve. Many of them will likely have some suggestions to contribute to the incentive plan. Of course, the decisions are just guidelines to the end result, but listen to your workers to truly understand where their interests lie.
Encourage Significant Work
Give your team recognition when they do great things together or as individuals. Send emails, post bulletins or simply give them a moment of conversation. Regardless, as long as someone begins to show them care and respect about the work they do, they will be less eager to leave because they will picture leaders as people rather than bosses.
Use technology to make communications quick, easy and frequent. Most people do not enjoy being told about a project at the last moment and many do not have “last-minute” time and patience to dedicate. Too many failures to communicate, and the employees will start to take their skills elsewhere.
Great Example Darius Fisher is the leader of a successful company, Status Labs, that offers online reputation management services to clientele from over 35 countries. With contributions from Darius, the company has developed partnerships that has allowed them to achieve the level of strength it is currently exuding over the industry. More than 1,500 customers have been served, and the business is still going strong.
After graduating from Vanderbilt University with honors, Darius Fisher joined political consulting and copywriting. Now, he leads Status Labs through client agreements and works to expand the company further past its three offices in New York, Austin and Sao Paolo. Darius Fisher also spreads his business knowledge to others by speaking at events about the lessons he has learned across his career of fixing social crises.
The fashion world was surprised with the recent announcement that Victoria’s Secret CEO Sharen Jester Turney has tendered her resignation. Replacing Turney will be L Brands Inc. CEO Les Wexner. Vicotria’s Secret is a division of L Brands. Turner has been with Victoria’s Secret since 2006 and stated that she is resigning “to prioritize my family and my personal life and consider what’s next for me professionally.”
Turney’s departure creates turmoil, as Victoria’s Secret was L Brands “cash cow”, generating 66% of the parent company’s revenue. Insiders indicated that Turney was considered in line to succeed the 79-year-old Wexner. Wall Street took notice, after the public statement, to Turney’s resignation, causing shares to drop 3.0% to $81.87.
Wexner commented, “We have strong confidence in the strength of the brand and our growth opportunities, and I look forward to taking on a more active role and working with the talented leadership team at Victoria’s Secret.”
Introducing Doe Deere
Controversial with her fashion sense; Doe Deere is definitely a woman who marches to her own individual style beat. Her “signature” style -although she enjoys changing her look up with different colors and patterns- she is known for is her colorfully dyed hair, bright platform and heeled Mary-Jane buckle shoes and her rainbow makeup and fashion. It’s rare or impossible to see Doe Deere in any outfits that are all neutral colors or all black.
Aside from her sometimes outrageous and completely out of this world Harajuku influenced fashion sense Doe Deere is famous for being a popular beauty entrepreneur in the Los Angeles Area and on the web. She is the CEO and founder of the makeup products company: Lime Crime. This company has makeup that is as equally colorful, artistic and imaginative as Ms. Doe Deere herself. Lime Crime was started in 2007-2008, and the makeup brand has grown in popularity ever since.
Fashion Rules Do Not Apply to Doe Deere
While she’s an incredibly fashionable woman, Doe Deere unsurprisingly does not adhere to any fashion rules that many fashion gurus have laid down that many fashionistas claim are the golden, unbreakable rules of fashion sense. So what are the rules in particular that Doe Deere breaks all the time?
Bold Eye with a Bold Lip
Mixing Colors for an Outfit
Combining Patterns for an Outfit
Socks with Sandals or Open Toe Shoes
Having Colored Hair and Only Wearing Neutrals
Dressing For Your Age
Dressing Only For Special Occasions
The Reasons Behind Doe Deere’s Fashion Rule Breaking
The simplified reasoning behind Doe Deere breaking fashion rules is that she likes to have the artistic freedom to dress exactly how she envisions. Applying her makeup to have both a bold eye shadow look and her lips to have a bold lip color is something Doe Deere does like a class act. She loves to break that rule as it does have a pretty effect. Mixing colors and patterns for outfits is something she does with ease while still looking fashionable by either using complementary colors or colors close on the color wheel. Surprisingly Doe Deere breaking the no socks with sandals rule works because she usually wears frilly socks or rainbow socks with decoration. Doing this actually looks adorable and cute. The fact that Doe Deere wears many colors while also sporting her ever changing hair colors also seems to be a good move on her part. She usually chooses complementary colors of her current hair color for the clothing that she selects. Doe Deere doesn’t allow age or lack of a special occasion to alter how she dresses either, which is admirable and proves just how much of a fashion free spirit she is.