Monthly Archives: July 2017

Kate Hudson’s Fabletics Giving Amazon Real Competition

Amazon has not had any real competition in the online clothing market for year. To that point, there are thousands of clothing companies in that same space all trying to acquire the same customer, and Amazon is comfortably netting 20 percent of all the sales. One clothing company has been emerging from the pack and trying to give Amazon some real competition, just look at the $250 million in sales that Kate Hudson’s Fabletics has already sold in women’s active-wear. If those numbers continue to grow, it may start getting crowded at the top.

 

Hudson is not shy about talking to the success of her athleisure brand, she credits this explosive growth to her reverse showrooming sales technique and the very rewarding membership plan she offers loyal customers of Fabletics. Taking a look at how things play out inside the Fabletics store in the mall, we see shoppers who are trying on all the workout apparel, taking the Fabletrics lifestyle quiz, and simply window-shopping with no pressure from sales associates. In fact, many of these shoppers trying on the latest in active-wear will leave the store buying nothing. How can Kate Hudson’s Fabletics sustain those incredible sales numbers if they allow shoppers to leave empty-handed?

 

The answer is the key to the ultimate success of Kate Hudson’s Fabletics. These shoppers will return to buy online, and when they visit the Fabletics e-commerce store, something incredible happens. As a member, each and every item you tried on inside the store at the mall has been instantly uploaded to the member’s account. Now since the clothing has been tried on, the concern about sizing has now been eliminated from the equation. These shoppers are now looking at a much larger inventory and filling the online shopping cart with everything from leggings, tank tops, to yoga pants.

 

As a member of Kate Hudson‘s Fabletics, you get more than the ability to shop your store purchases online, you are also rewarded with free shipping for online orders, discounts on all workout apparel, and even your very own personal shopping assistant. Your assistant helps by selecting one item each month they think you may enjoy, and they base that choice on your lifestyle quiz answers. Amazon offers discounted shipping if you want to pay $80 for a Prime membership. Kate Hudson’s Fabletics is rewarding shoppers with multiple perks that are getting these female shoppers excited about buying their workout apparel online again.

Rocketship Education Propels Kids to Better 4-Year Universities

San Jose used to be one of the biggest beacons of hope in the US for prosperity and the ideal “American Dream” according to a recent article in the Atlantic. The article cited a study which Harvard University released in 2014 in conjunction with the University of Calfornia (Berkley). This study found that children growing up in poverty during the 1980s throughout the city of San Jose ended up being more affluent later in life. Their affluence was on par with those children in Canada or Denmark at that time. San Jose sadly is having a harder time getting children that are growing up in poverty today to become more prosperous later in life as those who were in rougher spots back in the 1980s or before!

In recent years the pricing of housing has skyrocketed and the regions poor have become more segregated and are having problems even affording basic necessities that are needed to live a healthy, happy life. Many middle-class jobs have disappeared and they are really struggling to make ends meet or to even find menial jobs to help pay the bills. Many people have been pushing for the past 15 years to flip the script by providing stronger schools to the children of the inner city of San Jose who may be more impoverished than their suburban peers. There are many children now from that program that were in first grade when it started that is becoming the first in their families to go to 4-year Universities proving that this is the result of an excellent educational opportunity in a stronger education system.

Rocketship Education is one such group of charter schools that are working with communities and the local populations as they have opened an entire network of 25 high-performing public charter schools that teach in both English and Spanish and put learners on the path to college. This has all grown in low-income communities since the first school opened back in 2007. Studies have shown that according to CREDO that children attending these Rocketship Education schools were able to add a month to their reading level every year they attended the charter school program. This is true for even children who spoke Spanish as a first language and even if they lived in poverty. Rocketship Education provides a personalized learning platform shared with another school across the country and everyone collaborates with other schools to build strong programs that will benefit the children for years to come.

Eric Lefkofsky works to make sense of human genome

In the mid-’90s, a revolution in cancer therapy swept through the field like wildfire. The so called targeted therapies began coming on scene. These drugs and treatments regimens promised to all but eliminate the horrible side effects of cancer treatments like chemotherapy. Since then, they have made real progress in allowing oncologists to specifically attack malignant cells, leaving healthy cells alone. This has led to the development of many new drugs, with the promise to radically increase the survivability of certain types of cancers.

Today, a new revolution is taking place in cancer treatment. Like the targeted therapy revolution, this new wave of innovation promises to dramatically increase survivability, while all but eliminating the collateral damage that so often accrues to those undergoing cancer treatment. This new revolution in cancer therapy involves the customization of treatment regimes, using mind-blowingly sophisticated means of automated, real-time analysis to tailor drugs and treatment course directly to individual patients’ needs.

One man, Eric Lefkofsky, is at the center of this new revolution in cancer treatment. Through his company, the recent startup Tempus, he seeks to take the vast troves of unparsed data, which are quickly expanding, due to the ability of cheap human genome sequencing, and connect all of the relevant dots.

Many people don’t realize how blunt even the most cutting-edge cancer treatments often are today. Within cancer types, there is little distinction between patient cohorts. A patient who is diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer is likely to receive essentially the same treatment as everyone else with the same diagnosis. But Tempus is about to change all of that.

Using high-tech machine learning algorithms, Tempus is taking vast amounts of genomic, research and medical record data and combining them to give oncologists and more complete and better-informed clinical picture of not just the patient’s disease but the treatment regimens that are most likely to maximize that patient’s survival. Through the use of this system, Lefkofsky believes that, someday soon, it will be possible to devise a totally custom treatment program, tailored to each individual patient. This could double or even triple average survival times in the next five to ten years.

To know more visit @: lefkofskyfoundation.com/about-eric-lefkofsky/

The Meriwether Group: Like Father, Like Son

     Trusted advisor and brand building company, the Meriwether Group, works with entrepreneurs by making business accelerator services available across the board.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon and with an office in San Francisco, the company’s services entail consulting, branding, licensing, creating marketing strategies, international expansion as well as financing.

The team at Meriwether Group include legal experts, corporate professionals, financiers as well as entrepreneurs who work with their clients throughout the entire process.

The company, which looks on entrepreneurs as heroes in the business world, is led by its founder and chief executive David Howitt who is joined by his son, Sawyer Howitt.

Currently a Lincoln High School senior and following in his father’s footsteps, Sawyer Howitt’s skills already take in research, business development and analysis as well as project management working with both small and large businesses.

The active 17 year-old initially functioned as a business strategy advisor for the company where he developed RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) checkout solutions for retail enterprises. His exceptional work gained him a promotion to project manager earlier this year.

Despite his age, Sawyer’s varied and wide-ranging experience has helped him understand a businesses operational and financial needs as well as a connection to the consumer. He has worked in various internships and at Kure Juice bars where he learned the importance of customer service and has volunteered as a math and science tutor.

Howitt is also involved in a variety of philanthropic activities that include educational funding and women’s rights. In addition, he has guided international ethnic studies groups and lent a hand to troubled youth.

He is well known for his participation in racquetball.

If you wish to learn more, please check https://www.pinterest.com/sawyerhowitt/.

 

Sujit Choudhry and His Shaping of Comparative Law and Politics

Sujit Choudhry is the founder of the Center of Transitional Transitions and known the world over for his expertise on comparative constitutional law and politics. In an interview with Lynn Fosse, the senior editor of CEOCFO Magazine, Choudhry briefly laid out for Fosse the background and purpose of his company, and the vision that he has for the future. This interview was published April 24, 2017.  For the full interview, hit on ceocfointerviews.com.

In the interview Sujit Choudhry stated that the purpose of his organization is to fill the voids often caused in the aftermath of shaping young democracies as they modify existing constitutions or form new ones. This is accomplished through working with leading practitioners and scholars from around the world to form long lasting global knowledge networks which outlive the temporary short-term projects. These networks fill in the missing pieces that can’t be handled during the initial forming phases of new democratic governments. Choudhry recognizes that the democratic society of the United States is less stable today. He believes that comparative experience needs to replace the myth of American exceptionalism, making it vital for the United States to work with and learn from the mistakes and failures of other countries as they shape a democratic way of life.

Sujit Choudhry got his start as a law clerk for the Canadian Supreme Court. According to blogs.law.nyu.edu, he is a Rhodes Scholar and has garnered law degrees from Harvard, Ontario, and Oxford. Professor Choudhry currently teaches law at the University of California, Berkeley, with past law positions at New York University and the University of Toronto.

Read this recent post of Sujit here,

Sujit Choudhry has lectured and taught in over two dozen countries, and served as an adviser to rebuilding the constitutions of several African and European countries. His efforts have resulted in numerous democratic societies with improved economic stability and human equality. Sujit Choudhry is also the author of over ninety published books and papers.   Related article on works.bepress.com.

Have an in-depth look on Sujit’s Profile visit. http://sujitchoudhry.com/about/  and for Sujit’s contact info, hit on bizjournals.com.