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Research shows that companies that are more ethnically diverse, or companies that have a more balanced gender diversity tend to outperform other businesses. The studies show that these companies historically do better because they are more open to different ideas and have multiple viewpoints. There are still very few women in the major roles in businesses, despite this progress. Susan McGalla is an exception. She grew up with two older brothers, and her dad was a football coach who taught Susan McGalla that if she wanted something, she had to work for it. She was informed that she wouldn’t get any breaks because she was a woman. This advice stuck with her, and it helped her transition over to her career, where she has held several high-level positions. She began at the bottom of American Eagle Outfitters and worked her way to the post of President of the company. She is also an entrepreneur who founded P3 Executive Consulting, and this lead to her getting the position of Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

This is not a new struggle for women in traditionally male-dominated fields. There are women’s networks that provide a platform for other women to plan for their businesses and offer a woman to woman support system. One possible solution to break the gender discrimination cycle is to provide sponsorships. Any woman that is invested in bettering her career should find and work with an executive. This executive would act as a guide and put their female sponsor on high profile projects, in essence acting as an advocate for their sponsor. This would help other female leaders move up the ranks in their chosen business more efficiently.

Susan McGalla proved that through hard work and dedication a woman could run an empire. If more women had the opportunities she did, we could see companies outperforming each other on a consistent basis.

 

 


If you have come across famous retail brands such as Tory Burch, then you probably have heard about Chris Burch. Chris undoubtedly has an eye for entrepreneurship; he has founded and cofounded many recognized products. On top of that, he has gone ahead to expand his horizon by becoming a hotel owner. In 2012, Burch and his friend James McBride bought a beach hostel, and then pumped about $ 30 million in renovations to turn into something marvelous. In 2015, the hostel was reopened as Nihiwatu, a five-star hotel in Sumba a remote island in Indonesia. In 2016, it was voted by the Travel and Leisure as the best hotel in the world.   More to read on bjtonline.com.

The name Nihiwatu means mortar stone, and it has a nickname means the edge of the wildernesses of its location. The hotel is doing a bit of social justice in the area by giving a lot of locals there employment opportunities. Also, some of the profits accrued by the hotel are given to the Sumba Foundation which helps in funding local communal projects. Nihiwatu also boasts of having 27 villas and beautiful environs. Nihiwatu boasts of the best hospitality that there is in Indonesia.

Read Burch insight on things around his area of interest, click on interview.net

Mr. Burch is a 64 years old Miami-born entrepreneur who founded and is also the CEO of Burch Creative Capital. He has invested widely in a variety of businesses such as Tory Burch to which he is the co-founder. He is also an investor and an advisor at Grability and Chubbies Shorts. He also cofounded Poppin a company dedicated to offering trendy and magnificent office products. He has sunk his investments into many companies; most of them start-ups while others established. Such companies are Rappi, Hooch, Nanoleaf, and Bmoda among many others. In July 2014, he joined forces with the famous TV talk show Ellen DeGeneres in launching her lifestyle brand called ED.  Related article on forbes.com.

Chris is a staunch believer in the power of branding, which makes him good to apply his knowledge in lines of fashion, marketing, and hospitality just to mention a few. He went to Ithaca College where he learnt business. He has also been on the board of Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation. In addition to that, Burch is also the former President of The Pierre Hotel Co-op Board. Keeping in mind, Burch is also very philanthropic with foundations such as the Sumba Foundation, The Henry Street Settlement just to mention a few.  For an update of Burch timeline activities, hit on this.

Have an in-depth look at Burch Creative Capital, visit http://www.burchcreativecapital.com/

 


NuoDB is a database management system that works in the cloud that is characterized for distributed deployment there as well. NuoDB is used for SQL transactions.

NuoDB is in the category of the NewSQL databases with traditional SQL features and additional scale-out processing for cloud environments. ACID compliance is used by NuoDB to ensure the reliability of transactions when application programs use SQL statements to communicate with NuoDB.

NuoDB uses 3-tier structuring, namely administrative, transactional and storage tiers. NuoDB processes data by dividing it into “atoms” (software object). It features a “durable distributed cache” at the center of the database that will use a set of in-memory caches in order to support elasticity in the cloud and ensures that data objects are stored with safety and not lost. NuoDB can resolve access conflicts and other issues with multi-version concurrency control (MVCC). NuoDB uses peer-to-peer communication that does not have to occur at the same time.

NuoDB 1.0 became available to the public in January 2013. NuoDB Inc. develops and markets NuoDB software. Jim Starkley was the original lead architect for NuoDB and retired in 2012 and currently is a strategic advisor to NuoDB Inc.


There is a new oil well off the coast of Mexico. It’s the first in 80 years, a sign that perhaps the country is back on track financially. Talos Energy partnered with Premier Oil to establish the oil well as drilling started on May 21. This is the first oil project to be completed by a company other than Petroleos Mexicanos. Once the well is built and is up and running, it can hold anywhere between 100 and 500 million barrels of oil, a significant amount that will benefit the people who live in Mexico.

It will take about 90 days to finish drilling in the ocean and to complete the rig before it’s fully operational. Premier is investing about $16 million in the project. The company, along with Talos Energy and another drilling business, secured the rights to build the rig after Mexico opened voting to outside sources in 2015. This is going to be a project that is monitored by the Mexican government and by the people who live in Mexico as it could lay the groundwork for future oil projects.

Talos Energy is an independent company that focuses on sustainability and modern approaches when drilling. The company is passionate about finding the ideal location to build oil rigs and securing the assets that are needed to complete projects. Talos Energy works closely with areas along the Gulf Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico as it wants to expand oil production in this area of the world.

There is a detailed strategy in place that Talos Energy uses when finding and securing locations for drilling. The latest seismic technology is used to find the best location that will see the least disruption from activity in the ocean. Specialized drilling and recovery methods are used to bring out the most oil possible from each location and in the healthiest and safest manner for the people who live in the area.

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Anyone that has heard of the name Chris Burch before understands the many businesses and industries that he has been part of. These include internationally recognized brands such as C. Wonder and Tory Burch. Well, the business mogul and genius has decided to venture into a new territory, the hospitality industry. He teamed up with the guru of hospitality himself, James McBride and bought a hotel on the Indonesian island of Sumba. The Hotel cost them a whopping $30million and spent about three years planning and rebranding it. In 2015, they reopened it as a 5-star hotel.   Click bjtonline.com for additional article.

Barely a year after the hotel was reopened; it was voted the best hotel in the world by Hotel+ Leisure. When interviewed about the hotel by the Business Jet Traveler, Burch stated that the hotel was an investment he had made fro his children. Also, he hoped this was the right step towards making sure that they preserved the Island for the good of the future generations and that it would be a way of giving back to the Indonesian Community.

One of the things that inspired him to make the wonderful transformation at Nihiwatu was the beauty of the palette. He adds that when you have a backdrop which is as beautiful as the Island, it becomes quite easy to add services such as creating several waterfalls, having a butler in every room and several others which make all the difference. He is glad about the fact that the hotel has turned into much more than he expected, given that most of the times, places turn into way less than what one would expect.

The business mogul spends his time between the Hamptons in Miami, where he owns other related businesses and the Indonesian Island Resort. The Hotel is said to have 27 private villas and one of them is Chris Burch’s private home. The beautiful resort has been nicknamed the edge of the world because of its stunning beauty.   For updates on Burch timeline activities, hit on this.

About Chris Burch

Chris Burch is the founder and CEO of the Burch Creative Capital. Related article on burchcreativecapital.com.  He has been investing for the past four decades and has had a positive contribution towards the rise of more than 50 companies which are a huge success today. He has a deep understanding of consumer behavior, which he combines with experience in direct sourcing to create the most innovative investment brands. He is a true inspiration to many.  Hop over to fashionista.com for related articles.

More interesting news on http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/chris-burch/


Mr. Andrew Rolfe is a respected professional and an invaluable part of the Ubuntu Education Fund. The name of Andrew Rolfe belongs to an individual who has dedicated years of his life and career to helping people in South Africa to achieve their dreams. In many part of the world there is deficiency of basic resources for people’s wellbeing and for them to be able to receive the education they need and would like.

Getting to a new level in life has been made possible for people of South Africa as the Ubuntu Education Fund has been dedicating their efforts and resources to making a positive impact. Mr. Andrew Rolfe is serving at Ubuntu Education Fund as the chairman of the board of directors.

Ubuntu Education Fund is an organization that is dedicated to providing children with education and created education programs across the country of South Africa. The organization also has programs for the establishment of schools there. It makes donations without restrictions.

The Ubuntu Education Fund is based in London. The organization is non-profit and has been active since 1999. The Ubuntu Education Fund was founded by Jacob Lief and Malizole “Banks” Gwaxula. At first the organization started handling a single area of the education problem in the area and gradually expanded its services. The organization realized that supplying children with education supplies was not enough. They had more fundamental problems such as hunger, home issues or lack of a home, and even diseases such as HIV/AIDS. The organization started taking care of those problems as much as possible as well.

Although the Ubuntu Education Fund is currently operation only in South Africa, the impact is still huge. The organization focuses on creating a long lasting and deep impact among the people they help instead of sprinkling a bit of goodness everywhere without long lasting effects. Up to date, the Ubuntu Education Fund has changed the lives of more than 400 000 orphaned children and children who have not had the fortune and stability to advance in life on their own or only with the help of their families.


Comparative law is the practice of studying the relationship rules of more than one system. They also study the relationship of their similarities and differences. Comparative law compares legal systems and those results are analyzed to find different legal cultures. It deals with learning the different laws in different countries. Individuals who practice comparative also study foreign legal systems. The foreign legal systems include Hindu law, Chinese law, Islamic law, Jewish law, Canon law, common law, civil law, and socialist law. In the present time of economic globalization and internationalism, interest in comparative law has increased. Comparative law can be traced to Europe, during the 18th century. Sir Henry Maine is considered the modern figure of comparative law. Sir Henry Maine was a legal historian and jurist. A German legal scholar by the name of Rudolf Schlesinger brought comparative law to the United States. Rudolf Schlesinger became a professor at Cornel Law School, where he taught comparative law. Mr. Schlesinger was to spread comparative law all over the United States.

There are several branches of comparative law. The following includes, comparative administrative law, comparative constitutional law, comparative civil law, comparative criminal law, and comparative commercial law. There are detailed purposes for comparative such as, improve the legal systems that already in effect, to contribute a unified legal system, and to attain a stronger understanding of legal systems that are currently in effect.  For more related articles, click blogs.law.nyu.edu.

Sujit Choudhry is a leading expert in comparative law. He is most experienced in comparative constitutional law. Sujit Choudhry is a professor of law at UC Berkeley School of Law. From 2014 to 2016, he was the Dean of UC Berkeley School of Law. He was also the first individual of Indian decent to have that position. Sujit Choudhry was also a professor of law at New York University School of Law. For contact info, hop over to bizjournals.com.

Check this podcast episode featuring Sujit, listen to his insights on things.

Sujit Choudhry began his career as a law clerk for Chief Justice Antonio Lamer in That same year, he became a graduate fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Ethics. He was also a researcher for Harvard Law School in 1998. He became the Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in 1998. He also served as Associate Dean of the same university.   More to read on fundacity.com. Sujit Choudhry was honored as a Rhodes Scholar. He received the Trudeau Foundation Fellowship in 2010. Sujit Choudhry holds several awards for his work in constitutional law. In Toronto in 2011, he was honored by the South Asian Bar Association.  Check this on law.nyu.edu.

To learn more about Sujit, visit http://sujitchoudhry.com/


Rona Borre started her business, Instant Alliance, from the spare bedroom of her Chicago condominium in 2001. In six months she had 50 people working for her in the staffing business that was to set the world on fire and become one of the fastest-growing recruiting and staffing companies in the country.

She had just quit the high-paying position with another leading global staffing company where she had demolished every sales record the company had ever had and where she had controlled a $30 million book of business. Borre says it was time to move on because her employer had just been sold and the culture had been corrupted beyond repair.

Today Instant Alliance does business with employers such as McDonald’s, the University of Chicago, the Argonne National Laboratories and other major companies such as Fortune 500 firms, mid-sized companies, and even smaller firms. Borre is in great demand in the Chicago area as a speaker, and she serves in leadership roles with several business organizations such as the Chicago Network, the Young Presidents’ Organization, and the Economic Club of Chicago.  Related article on chicago.blueskyinnovation.com

When asked in a recent interview what her strategy has been to forge such a successful track record, she responded that it is very simply in the final analysis. You must deliver good work for your clients and solve their problems. In her case, their problems are the inability to hire the best people because they have all their other issues to deal with too.

Borre makes it her mission to get to know the upper management of all her client companies extremely well. She trains her account executives the same way because when you have this relationship at that level you can learn what makes that company work and what kinds of people fit the culture of that organization. It does no good to try and fit round pegs into square holes because if the new hire doesn’t fit the culture of the organization, it probably is not going to work out.  Hop over to ideamensch.com for interesting read.

Additional article here.

The truth always wins out, and the results speak for themselves. The attrition rate of new hires from Instant Alliance since the company was founded is only 1 percent. That statistic is phenomenal and is unmatched in the industry.

To read more about Instant Alliance visit http://www.instantalliance.com/


Chris Burch is a serial entrepreneur who has had a lot of experience in the industries he has worked in. He has a lot of advice to offer young entrepreneurs. However, he has seen something that could be rather frustrating to some of the more established people. He has seen that a lot of young entrepreneurs want to go their own way. Given that this culture is based on the idea of people doing it all by themselves, it goes without saying. However, it is a good thing that entrepreneurs want to figure out what they can do. Chris Burch is there for those who are willing to get the help they need to succeed in their industry.  Check his insights on thing in this interview of Burch on ceocfointerviews.com.

One thing that Chris Burch sees that young entrepreneurs rely on is instinct. Chris himself used to rely a lot on instinct. However, he has seen the importance of ten thousand hours. Experience is definitely important for success. While he still does value instinct, he also looks at the experience and balances his instinct off of that so that he could actually make a good decision.  For updates on his recent timeline activities, hit on crunchbase.com.   He has also seen how important it is to be creative when it comes to finding solutions to problems in business.

Important article to read here.

One thing that Chris Burch would advise young entrepreneurs is to take risks. After all, some of the greatest rewards require a lot of risk. Chris himself has taken a lot of risks. He has even experience some failures. At the same time, he has managed to bring forth some really groundbreaking ideas that have in turn brought him a lot of success. Also, given that this is the age of individuality, young entrepreneurs would do well to find their own identity and style and bring it forward to their world. This is one of the best ways to succeed.   More interesting article to read here.

A must-read article about Burch on http://www.bjtonline.com/business-jet-news/billionaire-chris-burch


The Beneful product, introduced in 2001, has proven to be one of Nestle Purina’s most significant revenue producers. Marketing itself on its appearance and nutritional content, the company has continued to add to Beneful product line as the product has gained more and more success, consequently realizing considerable revenue.

Beneful Healthy Harvest, introduced as the company’s first premium dog food with soy, exploded onto the scene in June 2005. In March 2006, their innovative Beneful Prepared Meals hit the store shelves. They featured multipurpose, resealable packaging, with the containers themselves serving as a dog food bowl, and featured eight flavors.

Beneful has used truly original and innovative advertising in their marketing campaign all over the world. In Germany, they released posters that smelled like wet dog food, designed to attract dogs. In Austria, their television ads designed to garner dogs attention were aired with high pitched noises only the dogs could hear. Interactive billboards by Beneful were installed in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, and Los Angeles. Hoping to engage passersby, the dogs on the billboard could be customized to follow people as they passed by.

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