Duda Melzer, President of Grupo RBS

Duda Melzer’s full name is Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer. He is a member of the third generation of the Sirotsky family and the grandson of Mauricio Sirotsky Sobrinho, the RBS founder. Eduardo graduated from the Catholic University of Pontificia with a degree in Business Administration. He also attended the business school at Harvard for his master’s degree in MBA.

Duda had his career begin in the United States of America, before coming back home to Brazil to work in his family business. He was a financial analyst and the Chief Executive Officer of the non-traditional Boxtop media company. He was chosen as one of the possible members of leadership list of Cambridge University for his family enterprise. This kind of relationship brings together more than twenty members of the new generation entrepreneurs all over the world families every year. These entrepreneurs are chosen based on their achievement in the family business as well as consolidated examples they offer the community.

The American John Davis is the best inspirational model that Duda Melzer has ever had. He is a professor at Harvard and a family business expert, who is now one of the most sought consultants in the entire world. Grupo RBS was its very first client in Brazil and has its relationship traced from 1999. The Sirotsky family and RBS believe in family business success, as well as a family group; it even becomes relevant. The rules that have led the Grupo RBS to succeed all through the years was laid by Davis and has been replaced all through the years and generations from 1999.

Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer (Duda Melzer is the current chairperson and president of Grupo RBS, which is a major Brazilian media corporation. He is also the chairperson and founder of e.Bricks that is an investment company that lays focus on the digital industry.

Learn More:
https://twitter.com/dudamelzer

http://www.investe.sp.gov.br/noticia/e-bricks-ventures-vai-investir-r-300-milhoes-em-startups/

Securus Technologies Reveals Inmate Communications Provider Corruption

Securus Technologies is a company that has been leading the way in the government information management, tracking of parolees and inmate/detainee communications industries for some time now. Being immersed in these industries, it is easy to understand why Securus has a vested interest in current events that relate to how they do business. I learned recently that Securus has been involved in a bit of an investigation about how some inmate communications providers have been accused of overcharging their customers.

I came about some interesting information about this whole scenario via a press release published by Securus Technologies. In this release, I found out about a company called Global Tel Link (GTL.) This company is a big player in the prison telecommunications industry, and it is believed to be a company that has engaged in overcharging and indulging in other dishonest business practices.

In the Securus press release I found out about some of the potential misdeeds of GTL. You see, the press release that I am referring to is just the first in a series that Securus plans on releasing over the next few months. Their goal is to bring these charges against GTL to light, and to bring about positive changes in the inmate communications industry.

The upcoming press releases will undoubtedly reveal details about some of the things that GTL has been up to. In the first press release, I found out that GTL has been engaging in certain unscrupulous business practices to such an extent that they have cost the taxpayers of Louisiana about $1,243,000 to date.

It takes individuals and organizations that are willing to step up to the plate and to do the right thing in order to prevent corruption in varying industries. Hats off to Securus Technologies for putting in effort to do their part to clean up the inmate communications industry, and to hold providers in this industry accountable for their actions.

Securus Video Visitation – Kids from Securus Technologies on Vimeo.

Online Fabletics Brand to Open 100 Retail Stores in Next Few Years

Casual chicness happens to be actress Kate Hudson’s signature style on and off the red carpet. Although she’s often celebrated on many top fashion lists, she’s also a busy and fit mom of two, young active boys, living a healthy, sporty lifestyle. That means she loves her leggings, tees and even her active wear dresses. That’s why she helped co-found Fabletics, the online subscription retailer.

Fabletics offers women the latest in trendy athleisure wear garments without the big, bad price tag. Kate Hudson’s Fabletics pieces are quality made with bright colors and appealing prints in figure-flattering styles and fabrics.

At the moment, there are 10 Fabletics retail stores sprinkled across the country, but that’s about to change in a major way, according to an article at Racked.com. Fabletics wants to also bring the buying experience to the retail concept, by expanding their brand with 100 more stores in the next three to five years. That way, female shoppers can try on their favorite Fabletics active wear pieces in person.

Read more: Fabletics on Pinterest

In the meantime, Kate Hudson is happy to bring her brand to the world online, watching Fabletics soar in popularity. Already, some one million women are members of the Fabletics VIP membership community, and it’s simple to see why.

When you sign up to become a VIP member, you can be sure that savings will come your way. Every time you shop, you’re receiving at least 30% off retail on Fabletics’ gorgeous active wear pieces like leggings, tops, sports bras, yoga pants, swimsuits and dresses. Each one is “Kate approved,” because the lovely star wears Fabletics fashion often. It’s not only comfortable and fashion forward, but it has the casual chicness that active women are craving. The fabrics and workmanship are excellent and feel good to wear from day through night, and yes, you can even go out on dates in Fabletics fashion. Kate Hudson has made sure there are some glam, little black dresses to choose from.

If you adore Kate Hudson’s style, Fabletics lets you shop from the star’s personal closet. Each month, Kate Hudson displays her favorite fitness pieces. Check them out here at https://consumerist.com/2016/02/12/yes-real-life-fabletics-stores-just-exist-to-sell-more-vip-memberships/.

When you join Fabletics as a VIP member, you get a great welcome with a two to three piece outfit at only $25 with free shipping. Now, that’s an awesome deal, and the perks just keep getting better and better, ladies.

Visit Fabletics to learn how it works and to get your shopping fix on.


Marc Sparks’ Newest Venture

Spark Tank is an exciting program devised by entrepreneur Marc Sparks. Geared toward social entrepreneurs, the Spark Tank provides grants for innovative non-profits, to help them continue to grow and do good in the world. Spark Tank provides $5,000 grants to winning organizations.

The rules for entry are simple. The next deadline for online applications is July 15, 2016. Those selected will have the opportunity to present for ten minutes in person to the Spark Tank on July 28, 2016. There will be an additional ten minute question and answer period after the presentation. Read more: Marc Sparks’s Books and Publications Spotlight and They Can’t Eat You: My Unorthodox Path To Outrageous Success

Restrictions on entrants are simple. United Way charities are not eligible; nor are national charities. Applicants should be based in Texas. Whether the charity benefits people, animals, or the arts, it is eligible. Faith-based organizations are also permitted as long as their project is non-religious. So, for example, mission trips would not be funded, but a soup kitchen, shelter or daycare could be.

Marc Sparks was already a successful businessman when he and Lynne Sipiora revolutionized the way a small homeless shelter operated. Under their direction, The Samaritan Inn in McKinney, TX, went from a small, dilapidated operation to an organization with an annual budget of over $3,000,000. The Samaritan Inn now feeds over 200 people each day, and an additional $7,000,000 family shelter is under construction.

With his obvious commitment to doing good, Marc Sparks is a well-loved figure in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. His business sense, honed by his experience with over sixty start-ups, has translated well to the non-profit sector as well. Whether involved in restaurants, auto insurance, or charities like thrift stores, Sparks has what it takes to succeed.

With the Spark Tank venture, he has found another way to give back. The way the challenge is structured even allows he and his team to do some mentoring. The experience of pitching to and speaking with Sparks is a great stepping stone for any social entrepreneur seeking to make a positive change in the world.

Learn more about Marc Sparks:
https://twitter.com/msparks5010
http://sparktankdfw.com/

Fabletics Offers Awesome Line of Clothes

There are a ton of different clothes on the market today. For workout clothes there are a lot of brands out there that are giving people the ability to get comfortable while they are working out. Kate Hudson knows a thing or two about working out in comfort, and that is why she has taken the time to help others that want a high level of comfort when they are working out. The Fabletics brand is what she had offered up, and the fans of this brand are amazed by what she has delivered.

This Fabletics brand is becoming the talk of the town, and there is a good reason for it. This is one of the more fashionable clothing lines out there. In fact, it is the first that has really been built around the concept of fashionable athletic wear. It is true that the athleisure wear concept has been around for a while, but this concept was built more so around the idea of workout clothes that were comfortable. Hudson has taken athleisure a step further by also presenting this brand as one that has a stylish edge.

In Marie Claire Hudson clearly talks about this style and the way that the brand has managed to become even more creative over the years. There is a certain amount of innovation that has to go into things like dresses with built-in bras that also have performance material.

Read full interview at http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/news/a19566/kate-hudson-fabletics-interview/

It is obvious that Kate has taken the time to consult with others that play a part in building this brand. She has done a lot less in the acting world to develop more of a consciousness about the clothes that she is marketing right now. Fabletics is the type of brand that has clothes that fit a variety of different personalities. The runner that likes to push themselves with this brand will enjoy what Fabletics offers with the active wear. The yoga instructor or student that wants to run errands without changing into yoga gear will love the yoga pants that are offered by Fabletics. A lot of people are intrigued by what Fabletics at http://www.fabletics.com/ offers to so many different crowds. That is what has continued to make the brand popular on social media as well.

Many people follow Kate and her Fabletics brand on Twitter and Instagram. This gives people the chance to check out the new line. It is also possible to see people wearing clothing from the Fabletics website. Some people even upload videos of themselves working out in their favorite brands. Women that are discovering the Fabletics brand will notice that it offers something new. That is why the brand has managed to build such an online presence. 


Love your dog, buy them Beneful!

Beneful brand dog foods by Nestle Purinastore petcare offers you peace of mind and your dog the best nutrition. They offer a great variety of foods and treats that your dog will love and you will be happy knowing that they are getting what they need to grow and thrive. Meat is always the number one ingredient in Beneful‘s dog food and they add fruits and vegetables to help your pup get the vitamins they need. Let’s take a look at Beneful’s line of wet dog foods and show you what they have to offer.
Beneful‘s Incredibites wet dog food is made for small dog breeds. It comes in three ounce cans for the perfect serving size. It is offered in three varieties, real beef, chicken and salmon. Each of these styles also feature carrots, wild rice, and tomatoes.

The 10-ounce Chopped Blends come in six different varieties. The beef features carrots, peas, and barley and the chicken comes with carrots, peas, and wild rice. You could choose the turkey style that has brown rice, sweet potatoes, and spinach. Salmon Chopped Blends come with sweet potatoes, brown rice and spinach and the lamb style has brown rice, carrots, tomatoes, and spinach. The final variety features chicken, liver, peas, sweet potatoes, and brown rice. Your furry friend will love them all.

The final category of Beneful wet dog food is their medleys and stews. The chicken and beef medleys both feature peas, carrots, rice, and barley. The lamb and rice stew adds peas and carrots to its mix. Medleys include simmered chicken and a beef and chicken mix that both include green beans, carrots and wild rice. The roasted chicken variety features pasta, carrots and spinach.

When shopping on Wal-Mart for your next dog food, make sure that you look at Beneful. They offer quality ingredients and added nutrition for your dog. There is a variety of flavors and styles that are sure to please your puppy. When you want the best for you furry family member, look no further than Beneful.

Follow Beneful at https://twitter.com/beneful.

Desiree Perez’s Essential Role at Tidal

That Tidal has undergone a revitalization in recent months is undeniable. This is mainly attributed to notable album releases by some of its main artistes such as Rihanna, T.I, Beyoncé and Kanye West. The release of the albums through the giant online music streaming app has also seen its ratings improve significantly. After Kanye West’s TLOP drop, Tidal’s app reached its highest position on iTunes store. The release has purportedly attracted more than one million trial members to the app.

The success experienced by Tidal is mainly attributed to Desiree Perez, who has been a close confidant to Tidal’s founder, Jay Z. She has had a hugely successful spell working for the award winning hip hop artiste. Desiree has become renowned for her nonsensical attitude and tough negotiation skills. This has seen her negotiate tours on behalf of mega artistes signed to the streaming app. Perez belongs to the Hova Circle, which is a formidable group consisting her husband Juan Perez, Jay Brown, Chaka Pilgrim and other notable personalities who are pivotal in Tidal’s day to day operations.

“Baby Ruthless”, as she has commonly been referred to in some quarters has helped Tidal to build a market for itself, more so among young music lovers. The creation of this market niche has helped the site to become a force to reckon with in the music streaming industry. The industry has for years been dominated by more established rivals such as Apple Music. Perez has helped Tidal to refine its releases to focus on what the consumers want. It has similarly redesigned its website to create three different sections. These are Tidal Discovery, which focuses on new releases, Tidal Rising for emerging artistes, and Tidal X for live performances.

Important Notes about Tidal

Tidal is a music streaming services, which allows members to subscribe and listen to their favorite music at a fee. It combines HD music videos, which are curatively edited. To date, more than 25 million audios and 85,000 music videos have been released through Tidal. Among all the music streaming sites, Tidal pays the highest royalties to artistes. It also has a unique ownership model, which allows artistes to act as co-owners.

Since its re-launch, the streaming service has acquired more than 3 million subscribers. Its co-owners are some of the most notable names in the music industry. Albums that have been released through it have also been hugely successful due to strategic marketing policies put in place. The app has been critically acclaimed and has revolutionized the music streaming industry.

Ukraine’s Financial Stability Is Critical To The Improvement Of The Europe’s Economy

As Europe continues to treat the situation in Ukraine like another Greece, Russia is taking advantage of the slow action being taken by the European Union to help Ukraine get out of the current crisis. It is true that Greece’s long-fought crisis was mishandled by all parties in the EU. However, it is time for Europe to realize that the case of Ukraine is different because it is not as complicated as the case of Greece. The case of Ukraine can only be described as a black-and-white case where Ukraine is the country defending itself and Russia is the aggressor.

At the moment, Russia is gaining ground in Ukraine and Europe is still preoccupied with Greece and sees Ukraine as a non-issue considering the country is not a member of the European Union. Russian President Vladimir Putin has preferred the strategy of destabilizing Ukraine through engineering the collapse of financial and political institutions. The reason President Putin has preferred the approach is that he can disclaim responsibility rather than military victory which the international community will link him directly and increase sanctions against Russia.

The trouble facing Ukraine has partly been forsaken by Europe and let President Putin gain the first mover advantage. For instance, the financial collapse had already started showing in Ukraine as it was seen in February when the value of Hryvnia plummeted 50 percent in a few days. Also, the National Bank of Ukraine was recently forced to inject large amounts of money to rescue the country’s banking system. The climax of the financial issues in Ukraine was on February 25 when the central bank raised interest rates to 30 percent and imposed import controls.

Read more:
Ukraine Deserves Debt Relief

Sustaining Ukraine’s Breakthrough

The partial crisis is endangering the banks of Ukraine and also undermined the calculations for International Monetary Fund on Ukraine’s programs. Even with the impending financial breakdown in Ukraine, which could ultimately spiral to all the Europe’s economy, EU members’ states have shown no intention to consider any financial aid to Ukraine. According to George Soros, the European political leaders have no reason to append its unwillingness to help Ukraine given their large unused borrowing capacity of the EU itself.

Europe has various problems it has to deal with including immigration crisis, Britain referendum, Greece debt and the current Ukraine and Russia crisis. It is apparent Europe will have to make priorities for some of these problems but also making sure no issue is left behind. If Europe does not come up with a working strategy that would need to unite the Union, Europe could be a thing of the past according to George Soros.

The Britain referendum on whether to exit the European Union is happening before the end of June 2015. In the past decade, EU has declined from forming a unified global power and instead opting for a fractious confederation of states. Currently, Brexit and Ukraine’s default remains to be a significant threat to the Union and which the member states should consider a matter of urgency. Helping Ukraine Financially is likely to improve the economy of Europe and improve the Unity of state members. On the contrary, a collapse of Europe for whatever reason will transform the countries from partners into rivals.

Learn more about George Soros Ukraine:

http://www.investopedia.com/university/greatest/georgesoros.asp

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2015/10/08/ukraine-europe-what-should-be-done/