Archives: September 2017

Norman Pattiz Announces That Norman Lear Will Host A New Show Known As “All Of The Above”

Norman Lear is set to host a new show, “All of the Above,” on PodcastOne. Lear is a renowned writer, producer, creator, and director. The World War II veteran has been associated with the creation of popular sitcoms such as Good Times, All in the Family, One Day at a Time, Maude, and The Jeffersons. His works have contributed greatly towards revolutionizing the American televisions. Lear seeks to bring the revolution to the podcast industry with his newest show. Norman Pattiz, the founder and executive chairman of PodcastOne, announced that the show would be aired on a weekly basis.

Norman Lear’s All of the Above show will bring to listeners a wide range of conversations covering current news, music, social issues, and comedy to family. In addition, the show will contain unique perspectives of politicians, celebrities, and ordinary Americans. Paul Hipp will be featured on the show every week. Hipp is an actor and composer. He is also Lear’s friend and sidekick.

The early episodes of the show will feature host celebrity guests such as America Ferrera, Jerrod Carmichael, Julia Luois-Dreyfus, and Amy Poehler. During Louis Dreyfus’ visit, the show will be revolved around the basketball talents of the celebrity’s son. Ferrera will talk on training for triathlon while Poehler will divulge his views on religion. In addition, Carmichael will deliberate on race in media. The first episode of the series was released on May 1 and is available on PodcastOne’s app and iTunes. Listeners can also access the content directly on PodcastOne.com. Lear will release new episodes every Monday.

Speaking on the upcoming launch of his podcast, Norman Lear said that he had waited for more than half his life to start a podcast. He notes that he is eager to become a peer in the field and capture the sector’s fast expanding audience base. Moreover, Pattiz said that the inclusion of Lear in PodcastOne’s network was a huge boost to the platform. He also welcomed more celebrities to launch their Podcasts on PodcastOne. This information was originally reported on Finance Yahoo as outlined in this link https://finance.yahoo.com/news/norman-pattiz-announces-hollywoods-legendary-204000537.html

About Norman Pattiz

Norman Pattiz is an American radio personality, entrepreneur, and executive leader. The entrepreneur is known for founding different media companies such as Westwood One and PodcastOne. Pattiz’s PodcastOne is the largest advertisement funded podcast platform globally. Its network includes celebrities such as Larry King, Laura Ingraham, and Chris Jericho. Pattiz has been using his 40 years of experience in the broadcasting industry to enhance the success of these companies.

Mike Baur’s Amazing Solutions to Startup Entrepreneurs

Mike Baur is a native of Switzerland. Mike has an executive MBA from the University of Bern and holds an MBA from the University of Rochester. According to Wall Street Journal, Baur started his banking career at the age of 16. He has worked in the banking industry including Clariden Leu and UBS for more than 20 years. Mr. Baur worked as a union bank of Switzerland apprentice in 1991.He is also a well-known entrepreneur.

 

Mike quit the banking world to focus on investing in startup companies. In 2014, Mike co-founded Swiss Startup Factory together with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. During a startup pitching contest, called START Summiteer, Mike took a significant role in participation at the University of St. Gallen.Swiss Startup Factory partnered with CTI Invest in January 2016 for efficiency, and Mike Baur was named deputy managing director of the merged companies.

 

Under Mike Baur, Swiss Startup Factory has experienced significant achievements for example in 2016 he led the company through its accelerator program with Goldback Group. Also, in February 2016 Baur saw the company through its partnership with the Geneva-based accelerator, Fintech Fusion.

 

Swiss Startup Factory is a Zurich-based accelerator which mainly targets digital entrepreneurs. The accelerator program takes three months providing an important platform for services, cooperation with universities, joint events, mentoring, office space and coaching. Moreover, it provides entrepreneurial network throughout Switzerland andworldwide. The company is currently ranked as the leading privately financed startup accelerator in Switzerland.

 

As an early stage startup investor, Mike received many average startup assistance of little impact. Therefore, he got an idea to start a platform that gives quality startup support not just providing coaching but experience.Baur believes the topic of virtual and augmented reality will impact positively many industries in future. He encourages all entrepreneurs to be passionate about what they do to experience productivity in their business.

 

According to Mike Baur, the strategy that entrepreneurs should use is letting the market express in an early stage what it wants. Build an idea or prototype and test it on the market before the product. The market validation helps entrepreneurs develop the product based on the market feedback thus creating a marketable high-end product.

 

Moreover, Baur advises employers to manage employees on a very performance oriented schema and keeping the ownership for the decision-making stage. Mike Baur is passionate about helping startups achieve their dreams through his programs.

 

Honey Birdette to Expand Into Europe

Honey Birdette is an Australian lingerie brand. The brand is an enterprise that delivers Honey Birdette experience to its customers. The brand deals with designs that are exaggerated and are not found in other fashions lack. The honey brand develops new styles and collection ranging from delicate ones to thick ones. The designs are done in house. The brand has now launched a US e-commerce that is dedicated to the service. The plans that Honey Birdette brand has shortly is to expand its already existing UK rating portfolio from its initial three stores in total to forty stores by the end of the year 2018.

Honey Birdette brand was invented in the year 2006 by Elise Monaghan. The opening and launching of the US site were due to the ignition of the idea by the high rate of increase of the US based online sales within the last period of twelve months. The creation and launching of the US site were designed to improve the ease and speed of delivery to the customers, enhance the extension of the range of products together with easier returns. The Honey Birdette brand’s US site offers free delivery of goods costing over $50.

The other aim is targeting the US retail shops. Honey Birdette brand’s project to expand the UK store count is at its pick and is one of its ambitions. The overall project in Europe started last year in London when the brand first opened London Convent Garden. Afterwards, the brand launched other two branches: Leed’s Victoria and the Westfield White City. Honey Birdette brand has opened 55 outlets in the Australian home markets. Together with them, are the ten openings in the UK with its grand project of opening other stores to top the number in the UK by 2018. Honey Birdette brand also targets hot points and locations in the UK.

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How Civil Society Organizations Like the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund and UN Women Are Making The World A Better Place

There is a concept in the world of public policy that is known as the so-called “wicked problem.” While a wicked problem certainly has many pernicious effects on the people who are impacted by it the adjective wicked does not necessarily refer to morality in this instance.

A wicked problem is known as such because of its complexity. It is the complexity of a social problem that makes it incredibly difficult to develop a solution for. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase

According to WickedProblem.com a wicked problem is hard to rectify because of the following: the factor scausing it are deeply intertwined with other complicated problems, the solutions are incredibly expensive, there are too many stakeholders and perspectives in the mix and the information about the problem in question is too scarce or not well-fleshed out.

Wicked problems are the sorts of things that keep public servants and civil society leaders up at night. These sorts of problems might involve the question of curbing drug addiction in a small city, delivering high quality healthcare to people who live in rural areas or lowering the suicide rate among a particular demographic such as young adults who work in high-stress jobs.

No one is ever prepared to solve a wicked problem all by themselves but fortunately for the world there are people and organizations who have experience and a decent track record at making some headway on social issues that from the outside-in can appear to be intractable. UN Women is one of these organizations.

UN Women is an agency that is part of the larger intergovernmental organization that is the United Nations. As the agency’s name suggests it is the key entity that is responsible for leading the United Nations’ efforts to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality around the globe.

The agency allows the United Nations to concentrate its resources and personnel in a manner that will allow it to have a greater impact as it promotes women’s empowerment in member nations across the planet. The agency seeks to improve the status of women around the world in five specific areas. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-lacey-5b0159145/

These areas include: promoting women’s civic engagement and women’s leadership, placing women’s equality at the center of member nations’ planning and budgeting processes, ensuring that women have more access to opportunities for economic advancement, involving women in peacebuilding efforts and decreasing the occurrence of violence that targets women.

The agency works towards these goals in order to ensure that half of the world’s population is able to live a better quality of life and to build stronger societies where women and girls can thrive.

Like UN Women the US-based nonprofit Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is in the business of helping to solve wicked problems. The fund was launched by journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin to direct resources towards organizations that focus on serving and empowering Latino communities.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has supported such community organizations as the Arizona Justice Project, the Center for Neighborhood Leadership, Justice That Works and the Kino Border Initiative.

Anthony Petrello is about to Witness Tremendous Growth at Nabors Industries Following the Acquisition of Tesco Corp

In November last year, Anthony Petrello, Nabors Industry’s President presented the company’s strategy for its rig services in the future. The strategy involved enhancing the firm’s drilling rig. The company has entered into a deal that will substantiate this plan. The strategic deal involves acquiring Tesco Corp by the end of this year. Intrepid Partners oversaw the all-stock transaction as the financial advisors for Nabors Industries and .P. Morgan Securities LLC as Tesco’s financial advisors. Milbank, Hadley, & McCloy LLP and Stikeman Elliott LLP were Nabors’ counsel while Norton Rose Fulbright was Tesco’s legal advisors.

Shares Valuation

The shares at Tesco were valued based on the Nabor’s shares closing price on 11th August this year. The value was reached at $4.62 per share, which translated to 19 percent of Tesco’s shares closing value the same day. Based on Tesco’s cash balance at the close of the second quarter, the value represented 30 percent of the firm’s enterprise value. The deal states that Tesco shares will be traded with 0.68 of Nabors stocks. Tesco is projected to control about 10 percent of shares at Nabors Industry. According to a clause filed with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission, Tesco will part with $8 million if the deal fails to succeed by 14th February next year.

Combined Strengths

The partnering of the two firms is aimed at enhancing the strengths in their service delivery. While Nabors Industries operates drilling rigs, Tesco manufactures them. The two companies will be able to complement each other in their area of expertise. The Nabors’ subsidiary, Canrig, will leverage from the manufacturing prowess at Tesco. Likewise, Tesco will gain a lot for its tubular business from Nabors.

About Anthony Petrello

Anthony Petrello has made a name for himself in the oil and gas industry. He joined Nabors Industries in 1991 where he worked his way up to his current position of the CEO. Before joining the sector, Anthony led successful career in the legal arena.

Besides his official engagements, Anthony Petrello has an active life in philanthropy. Inspired by his daughter Carena, who suffers periventricular leukomalacia, he supports the Texas Children’s Hospital.