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A Brief Story of Why Adam Milstein Is The Man To Emulate

We have many leaders today that are trying to change the world. These leaders have the skills, attitude, and virtues to deal with the challenges of the modern day environment. But, we don’t have that many leaders today who are willing to put their neck on the line to defend the values they choose. Fortunately, there are people like Adam Milstein, an activist who puts his money where his mouth is. He’s an activist and has the experience to show for it. This is an article to enumerate some of what he has done.

Israel Army Participation

Did you know that Adam Milstein was once a conscript of the Israel Defense Forces? That’s right. In the age where everyone just wants to appear brave and virtuous, Adam seems to have skin in the game by actually putting his life on the line. He literally put his life on the line by risking it. How’s that for setting as an example? It was Nassim Taleb who said that real virtue has to have real risk involved, and because of that, people who show the real proof of their sacrifice would be worthy of emulating.

We could also add here that Adam Milstein was also brave enough to join the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Being part of the tragic war means that he was able to fight with the Egyptian Front, most especially under the leadership of General Ariel Sharon. This is not the real reason why you should consider Mr. Adam as an activist that’s worthy of being an example. It’s the fact that right now he still shows some skin in the game that makes his efforts stand out.

The Businessman

You may be able to get the man out of his roots, but you can’t get the roots of a man. That said, the roots of Mr. Adam Milstein is still in business and that is why right now he’s still part of the expanding real estate business of his father and why he’s still in the business of creating construction projects that truly improve the lives of people. His facebook page

 

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Clay Hutson: A Tour Managing Success

Clay Hutson may be best known as the man behind the awesome concert you just went to. If you’re a fan of Prince, Smashing Pumpkins, Guns n’ Roses, Pink, and Billy Graham, you have definitely been to an event where he is the production manager. He is also the currently working with Halsey, involved in various production roles to ensure an excellent experience for the viewers.

 

Mr. Hutson is very passionate about his craft. Having spent over 20 years working behind the scenes, he describes himself as a perfectionist in all production details. He enjoys working all the stages of production, bit by bit, and making sure that all strings are pulled together to create a wonderful show.

 

 

Recent Successes

One of his recent successful events was the DiGiCo’s very first SD11 console debut. The tour was headed by Staind frontman Aaron Lewis, who just released his country-inspired solo album called Town Line. Mr. Lewis has performed in several concerts ranging from 700-seater functions to crowds of 50,000 contained in arenas. Clay Hutson performed several roles in this event as he was involved in the sound engineering and tour managing of Mr. Lewisunder DiGiCo.

 

Another successful ongoing event where Mr. Hutson managed several aspects of safe production was in OneRepublic’s Honda Civic Tour. Not only sponsored by a big car company, top performers One Republic were also high profile musicians in the industry. He was assigned to make sure that all rigs and LED sets were safely attached, but still meets the idea and design meant for the tour production.

 

Previous events that occurred during the summer were DiGiCo’s SD7 systems installed for the summer tours by artists such as Rihanna, Eminem, Jay-Z, and U2. These artists are provided with the best tools in sound engineering offered by Clay Hutson and his team.

 

Mr. Hutson also provides services as an arena rigger in several event centers: Bridgestone Arena, Music City Center, Opryland Convention Center, Palace of Auburn Hills, Joe Louis Arena, Van Andel Arena, and Saginaw Civic Center.

 

 

Passion is the Answer

When asked about what makes his successful, his answer is simple: “Passion in what you do and attention to detail.” Mr. Hutson believes that if you love what you’re doing, you will keep on getting better until you have worked your way to the top. Loving what you do also prevents you from feeling like your work is a job, therefore providing you with more opportunities to connect with people who appreciate your craft. Learn more: https://www.ver.com/featured_work/onerepublic-honda-civic-2017-tour/

 

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Reasons Why I Love the Fabletics Reverse Showroom Model

One of the brands I’ve been most impressed with this past year is Fabletics. The brainchild of actress Kate Hudson, Fabletics is an “athleisure” wear company that is bringing the trendiest of athletic wear to over a million monthly subscribers. I will admit that I can’t stand going into a physical store these days. The prices are typically higher and the overall experience has me waiting in lines or sifting through clothing to find my size (not to mention trying on clothes under hideous fluorescent lighting is always a horrifying experience).

 

That is what I love most about the reverse showroom model used by Fabletics. Instead of physical locations, Fabletics has an entire showroom available on its website. The best part is that when you visit Fabletics website for the first time you are invited to take a simple Lifestyle Quiz. The quiz contains just a few questions on what type of workouts you like to do. It also gathers sizing information. After completing the quiz, you only see the styles of clothing that cater to your specific taste and are available in your size. The idea is genius.

 

The reverse showroom model is also excellent is due to the fact that an online showroom gathers data from every visitor. This helps the marketing team know what items are popular and ensure everything is stocked properly to always meet member needs. Because Fabletics is a membership model, people receive a full outfit each month, rather than spending hours filtering through a mass of items.

 

I should have expected nothing less from Kate Hudson. She is known for her acting, yet has really showcased her business acumen. She founded Fabletics to fill a niche in the world of athletic wear. Women had access to either low-budget clothing that didn’t last, or extremely high-priced athletic wear that offered little originality. Fabletics was designed to fill that gap. Fabletics offers quality athletic wear in a huge variety of styles that can all be bought at an affordable monthly rate.

 

Kate isn’t just the pretty face of Fabletics. The company is truly her baby and she is deeply involved in its success. Kate partnered with TechStyle Group to found Fabletics with the vision of it being something new and fresh. From day one Kate has been involved with directing social media, advertising and selecting the styles that fit the Fabletics brand.

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Securus Technologies Continues Striving For Better Improved Safety With JPay Acquisition

In a continued attempt made by Securus Technologies, for improved public safety, this firm signed a Stock Purchase Agreement that ensured the acquisition of JPay Inc. This buy out has resulted in JPay to function as a wholly owned subsidiary of Securus Technologies, which can be now considered as the parent company. This merger has not in any way disrupted the operations of JPay. In fact, it has provided this payment and communication platform with added benefits of being associated with the new parent company.

 

 

In the recent past, Securus Technologies has also been responsible for creating Wireless Containment Units that ban calls made from inmates using contraband devices. These wireless units also ban calls from unknown numbers to be received by phones while within prison walls. Eight corrections units within the country have embraced this new technology with other jails soon to follow their lead.

 

 

According to a recent article posted on PR Newswire, this acquisition has ensured that Securus Technologies gets a lead in sectors such as corrections, payments and public safety. The primary purpose of this buy out, was to combine the two forces to create a better jail system that runs on modern equipment, the latest security and with high tech hardware as well as cutting edge software programs to ensure that the greater good of people’s safety is always put forward.

 

 

In another article posted on PR Newswire, it was revealed that Securus Technologies had recently been given an accolade of the highest standard. This accreditation was provided by the Better Business Bureau as Securus Technologies had maintained a clean track record of honest and transparent operations as well as straightforward advertisements. This accolade was also granted because this firm had established an improved call center to deal with customer grievances in the first call itself with an overall customer satisfaction score of 4.3 on a scale of 5.

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Dr. Mark Mofid, Extraordinary Plastic Surgeon

Plastic surgery is a very delicate and intricate procedure, which requires a great technical and artistic skill. Dr. Mark Mofid is highly regarded in his skills by the public and his peers alike.

Mark Mofid’s impressive educational background includes graduating manga cum laude from Harvard University and receiving his medical degree and trainings at The John Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Mark Mofid keeps his patient’s best interests in mind, which can be difficult when they come to him for plastic surgery. For example, he will not perform gluteal augmentation – butt implant – surgery over a specific size limit because he is well aware of how gravity and time can make those implants wreak havoc on a patient’s body. He also works with patients who come to him for reconstructive surgery. These patients trust him to help them after surviving cancers and traumas, and with his detailed eye and skill, he helps these people regain self esteem and pride.

Like other medical professionals passionate in their field, Mark Mofid has written many publications, some of which have been published in “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery”, which is a journal that is recognized by surgeons all over the world.

When coming to his practice for surgery, Dr. Mark Mofid’s clients can expect a comfortable atmosphere and detailed consultation. Dr. Mofid’s promise to his patients is that he will be honest, accurate and truthful in his consultation. In addition to this, his practice uses the most up to date practices and procedures and Dr. Mofid will consult other doctors to get the best advice and information for his patient’s needs.

Not only is Dr. Mark Mofid detailed in surgery, but he wants his patients to have the best care after surgery is performed. After care also includes consultations and check ups, ensuring that the patient’s recovery is as smooth as a process as their surgery was. Dr. Mark Mofid takes care in educating his patients so they can achieve the best results for their individual needs, with care and guidance throughout the entire process of plastic surgery.

Mark Youtube Channel: Youtube.com/watch?v=Q6NGCx4Nh3k

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James Dondero, Philanthropist

James Dondero is a financier based in Dallas, Texas and is president of Highland Capital. He has a reputation for success and also has given to charitable causes. He is also on the nexbank board of directors. He has contributed to the education is freedom foundation and George W. Bush Presidential Library. He has also contributed to Snowball Express and the Perot Museum. Visit his website at jamesdondero.com.

He has two bachelor degrees and has specialized in accounting and finance. Dondero has made an name for himself in the Dallas financial community. He started off at JP Morgan and then also worked at American Express. He managed $1 billion of fixed income funds and then become Chief Investment Officer at Protective Life’s investment subsidiary. He turned the company into large scale business. Dondero therefore has established himself with a great background in investing and finance.

Read: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/james-dondero

Dondero has put his success to good use- and this has showed in his activities. One recent project involved helping out the Dallas Zoo. James Dondero help rebuild the habitat with a donation of $1 billion. His company also formed a relationship with the Dallas Foundation and Dondero has done a great job in this regard. His company has really helped in the Dallas Area, in that local projects have assisted in making the area a nice place to live and that local activities are properly funded.

In North Texas, Dondero’s foundation helps veterans and also environmental causes and educational needs. He has also funded a shelter helping male victims of Domestic Violence. Read more about James Dondero on Bloomberg.com.

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Why Choose Rocketship Education for Schooling

If you are currently sending your kids to public school, you know how difficult it can be for them to get an education that is going to produce a superior future career. The problem with many public schools is that they do not necessarily have the right curriculum, and this prevents people from being able to get their kids the education that they need. If this has become a problem for you, it is time for you to make use of a charter school. The way that charter schools are different is because they are funded by the local people and are run by the teachers and parents themselves. This ensures that you finally have a say in the way that your kids get an education.

One of the best charter schools in the country at the moment is known as Rocketship Education. They are based out of California, but they have schools all over the country. Because of this, it can feel good knowing that you’re sending your kids to a school that truly cares about their education. Once you make the decision to send your kids to Rocketship Education, you will notice that they get a superior education when compared to what they would get from a local public school.

Plus, Rocketship Education has been around for quite some time and has worked with well over 15,000 students. Because of their work in the educational field, it is a good idea for you to make use of this company and know that they have an award-winning curriculum that will benefit your kids. You will also notice that Rocketship Education is based primarily in low-income areas, so you can get your kids a private school-like education without having to pay the fortune that it would be if you actually chose a private school. This is a wonderful school for just about any type of kid, and it is one of the best choices that you can make in terms of getting your kids an education that is going to follow them into adulthood thanks to the teachers of Rocketship Education.

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Avaaz

Avaaz is a progressive NGO and civic organisation based in the United States. It was started in January 2007. Avaaz promotes international activism on several general problems which are among poverty, climate change, animal rights, human rights, conflict, and corruption. It is considered the most extensive and most influential online activist network globally.

The name, Avaaz, was chosen from a Sanskrit term that means voice. Res publica and MoveOn Org. co-founded the organization and, Service Employees International Union supported them. The co-founders are; Ricken Patel, Tom Pravda, MoveOn executive director Eli Pariser, Andrea Woodhouse, Australian progressive entrepreneur Jeremy Heimans, David Madden, former Virginia congressman Tom Perriello. The board is made up of Ricken Patel as the founding president and CEO, Ian Bassin, and Sam Barratt.

The chief executive officer of Avaaz, Ricken Patel, studied politics, philosophy, economics at Balliol College, Oxford University. Later he received masters in Public Policy from Harvard University. He also worked for the international crisis group around the world where he learned to bring forces to the table, to bring forth public assurance on the political system and to spot when there was manipulation on foreign forces. Later on, he moved back to the U.S where he volunteered for MoveOn Org. and learned to use online handles for the purposes of activism.

Since the year 2009, Avaaz has only relied on charity from generous individuals and has now raised over twenty million dollars instead of taking donations from governments or corporations.

Avaaz conducts campaigns through a team of campaigners working from over 30 countries like UK, India, Brazil, and Lebanon. To communicate with members, they send emails and also apply campaign tactics like videos, online public petitions, and the email-your–leader tools. Avaaz uses petition, demonstrations, and also supports independent press in conflict areas.

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James Dondero Dallas’ Philanthropist

When you think philanthropy, most don’t equate that with Capital management. James Dondero has proven anyone with that mindset wrong as he as mastered both sides of the aisle. Currently the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Highland Acquisition Corporation, James has seen his fair share of success. However, that is not always enough in the grand scheme of things. Mr. Dondero has strived to improve the lives of those in the Dallas area with his many acts of kindness and generosity as a Philanthropist. Read this article at barrons.com.

The Family Place, which received the $1 million dollar challenge in hopes of raising awareness and funds for the cause, has currently finished the $16.5 million Capital Campaign. The Family Place has built shelters for those who suffer from family violence and really has helped find care and hope for the many affected by such acts.

The Dallas Zoo is also a beneficiary of James Dondero’s Philanthropy and has received a 1 million dollar donation from Highland Capital Management. This donation in particular was well received in Dallas by many interested in the Dallas Zoo. The 4,485 square foot Highland Hippo Hut was named after the group, and is very well received in the city. Used for private and public events, there is also a special education aspect to the Highland Hippo Hut that many are thankful for.

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All in all, James Dondero is more Philanthropist than businessman to many. His contributions to Dallas are immeasurable, with only a few mentioned in this article. James Dondero is one who is a success not only because of his diligence and work ethic, but truly because of his attitude that giving back is one of the best ways to move forward successfully. Currently the acting CEO is building a high quality workplace at Highland Capital Management while still finding time to give to those in need in the City of Dallas. Read more about James at Crunchbase.

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The Effect of Diet on Mental Health According to Neurocore

Many people are aware of the benefits of eating healthy. They are also aware of issues such as depression. However, there is one thing that not many people are aware of. They are not aware that diet can actually play a part in mental health. This is very interesting because when people do research on some of the different vitamins, depression is listed as one of the symptoms of a certain deficiency in nutrients. This is not to say that depression is only caused by nutrient deficiency, but a lack of certain nutrients can leave people vulnerable to depression. Also, depression is often said to be caused by a chemical imbalance. Diet can have an effect on chemical imbalances. Another thing that is worth noting is that as people became more sedentary and consumed more processed foods, more cases of depression have been reported. See more information about Neurocore at Linkedin.com.

Among the sources of information that are looking deeply at mood disorders such as depression is Neurocore. One of the more recent blogs released on the topic of depression talks about how diet can have an effect. A study was done that has shown that a Mediterranean diet can help relieve depression symptoms.

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One of the factors behind the effectiveness of the Mediterranean diet is that it is plant-based. According to the blog on Neurocore The Western diet is focused on saturated fats, red meat and processed comfort foods. This has left people with a lack of certain nutrients. As a result, not only have people slowly become larger around the midsection, but they have also become lower in mood as well. When people eat a more plant-based diet, they are getting a wider variety of nutrients. As a result, they are getting more energy. They are also protecting themselves from depressive disorder. However, eating healthy is not the only solution to a depressive episode. There are plenty of other factors that can bring about depression in individuals. Follow Neurocore on twitter.com.