Month: January 2017

Carried Away To A Tropical Island

My roommate treated me to her favorite lip balm and I’ve been completely hooked. It soothes my lips keeping them soft and perfectly moist in the driest weather. The thoughtfully designed round shape glides over my lips perfectly and is fun to apply. I like to pretend I’m a glamorous movie star getting ready to go on set.

I adore my EOS Passion Fruit Smooth Sphere lip balm. It is cunningly packaged in an attractive lavender sphere that is just so cute and easy to carry. It even fits perfectly into my hip pocket – plus because it is round I don’t get jabbed when I sit. It smells wonderful when I open the lid almost like I’m visiting a beautiful tropical island. For a moment a soft breeze carries the delicious fragrance of passion fruit to me.

I noticed the lip balm is made from organic and natural ingredients. That is incredibly important to me. With the growing concern over pesticides and other chemicals in our environment I prefer to support companies that show this kind of stewardship. It might seem a small thing but even my lip balm choice makes a difference.

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Vijay Eswaran’s Multilevel Marketing Ideas And Giving Back To His Community

Multilevel marketing is a popular business model with some companies because it allows their products to be sold by people who understand the markets in their own neighborhood, and gives those people opportunities to run their own business. Vijay Eswaran is a major multilevel marketing guru who’s established a company in the heart of Asia that is worth billions, and has provided business opportunities to Asian entrepreneurs. His company is QI Group, a company based in Malaysia with operations in Singapore, The Philippines, India, Hong Kong and many other countries. The products they sell through their subsidiary companies QNet and QLifestyle include household tools, water purification systems, health and beauty products, and trips to luxurious vacation resorts. QI Group on also owns financial service company, QI Asset Management.

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Vijay Eswaran was always a hard worker as a young man growing up in Malaysia, and also a very spiritual person. He attended the London School of Economics where he got his bachelor’s degree in socio-economics in 1984, and he spent a year traveling across Europe doing work in construction, grape harvesting and cab driving. He later finished his MBA at Southern Illinois University, and started exploring multilevel marketing on as a side job. He eventually went into it full time when he joined the Cosway Group and returned to Malaysia.

In 1998, he built QI Group on along with Joseph Bismarck, and about 9 years later they bought out a Hawaiian organic food market, Down To Earth (DTE). Eswaran has become a well-known and respected leader in the Indian and Malaysian business communities, and he’s spoken to other leaders at summits such as the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, and the Global Indian Business Meet in New York where he won the New Global Indian award in 2012. He’s done charity work through RYTHM Foundation which supports initiatives to help impoverished communities and sponsor children with special needs. Eswaran is also a spiritual leader and embraces spirituality as an important part of the workplace. He’s penned books on the subjects of both spirituality and business leadership including In The Sphere Of Silence and In The Thinking Zone.

Chris Burch Expounds on Technology and Fashion Trends

Fashion and technology have been working together for decades, and these two worlds continue to collide in innovative ways. After all, the boombox of the 1970s slowly transformed into the Walkman and is now even small, in the form of iPods and other digital players. These devices are often associated with fashion, and can spark nostalgia or denote innovation.


Technology can also be used to make everyday activities safer. For example, Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin created the Airbag for Cyclists system as protective fashion for bicyclists. The Airbag helps to shield riders from the impact associated with biking accidents, and is noticeably a little more stylish than more bicycle safety items. Frontline Gloves are another technological fashion accessory created by Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Cannon. The gloves allow firefighters to communicate with each other in emergency situations.


Designers are also using recycled materials to create fashionable items. SegraSegra used recycled inner tubes from bicycles to create t-shirts and jackets, and designer Emma Whiteside made a large gown with recycled radiator copper.


It’s clear that fashion and technology can be utilized together to create energy. Movement can be transferred into electrical energy, and this type of clothing captures kinetic energy that will power devices like watches and mp3s. Designer Soledad Martin is working on a shoe prototype so users can charge their cell phone while running or walking.


Christopher Burch has provided valuable feedback on technological and fashion, and his views are valuable for several reasons. Burch is the CEO of Burch Creative Capital. Burch has a keen vision for new business opportunities, creativity and company support. The creative portfolio for Burch Creative Capital includes a number of established and newly successful companies, including ED by Ellen DeGeneres, Cocoon9, Faena Hotel+ Universe, Jawbone and Voss Water.



Christopher Burch has been in business for almost 40 years, and Burch has had a hand in developing more than 50 companies. His innate understanding of consumer behavior has helped him develop an impressive professional track record that combines impact with innovation.


How Sweetgreen Is Changing Fast Food

A Menu For Our Health

The popular image of fast food portrays the typical fast food meal as a greasy salty mess. Entrepreneur Nathaniel Ru wants to do away with that popular image and offer customers something more wholesome to enjoy. Focused firmly on healthy green food, Sweetgreen is a fast food chain specializing in salads. Although there are precedents to healthful options in fast food, Sweetgreen stands as a rare example of a startup going all in for health.



The Millennial Age Is Here

The idea to create a restaurant focused solely on providing healthy food is a risky one, but it reflects the Millennial spirit Nathaniel Ru so strongly believes in. Millennials want the convenience of fast food, but they don’t want the calories and regret that often characterize it. Additionally, Millennials are a socially conscious generation with a strong belief in civic participation. To express this value Sweetgreen uses the Sweetlife music festival to give customers a chance to enjoy their favorite music and take up important causes. Sometimes, giving a hand to others in need is good for business.



Technology Is Our Friend

The Millennial demographic Nathaniel Ru is targeting has grown up with technology and considers it an important part of their lives. When they want fast food they have a completely different image of what fast means. Recently restaurants have started implementing ways for customers to pay for food with their phones. Sweetgreen is no exception to that trend and customers are able to order anything they want through the restaurant’s official app. In fact, more than 30% of all orders are placed through the Sweetgreen app. This company truly reflects the spirit of our times and reflects where America is headed.



A Mission To Achieve

While Sweetgreen is an amazing success financially, Ru did not create Sweetgreen simply to make himself rich. Currently, our country is facing a serious health epidemic. High fructose corn syrup and salt are leading our nation down the wrong path. Nathaniel Ru wants to change the way we eat by changing the way we think of fast food. If people can realize health options as fast food, there is hope to change things. It may start with this salad franchise, but the potential goes well beyond him. Nathaniel Ru is starting a big revolution in the world of fast food.


Jason Hope, The Internet Of Things, And The Importance Of Progress

The internet has become such an important part of our everyday lives that it is hard to imagine a time when it wasn’t so hugely influential. To many experts, that influence has been a little negative. That said, true futurists and skilled entrepreneurs are hoping to tap into the internet’s success and expand it in positive ways.

One of these people is Jason Hope and he is hoping that the the internet of things will become an important and viable concept in the future. Understanding these concepts can help you get a better grasp on the way that the internet is changing for the better.

How Is Jason Hope?

Jason Hope is a well known businessman and entrepreneur who was born in, raised, and educated in his beloved home state of Arizona. While getting his MBA from W.P. Carey School of Business, he developed an overriding interest in technology and the ways that it could help change the world.

He considers himself a “futurist” and is known as a philanthropist that is looking for ways to increase the effectiveness of technology throughout the world. Futurists are people who are looking to improve our future by creating new technologies that improve the way we live.

Jason Hope has been a regular contributor to the online periodical “The Internet Of Things,” a futurist magazine that looks to understand the future of technology and the impact that the internet will have on the world. It is heavily focused on the concept of “the internet of things” and its importance on the future. But just what does this term mean?

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What Is The Internet Of Things

The term “internet of things” was originally created by Kevin Ashton and designates the idea of pervasive computing or ambient intelligence. The idea here is to take the world of computing and online data and transform it into concepts that can be better understood by the average populace.

A constantly flow of data is crucial here, including transfer between body area networks, local area networks, and wide area networks. Jason Hope has invested much of his time and money into this concept, particularly in the development of new ways to integrate information quickly and efficiently into the cloud. For example, he is very interested in Google Glass and Lens products.

The idea behind these products is to bring the internet to a person every moment of their life and to ensure they never leave the cloud. To some this might seem scary, but to others it’s a powerful way to stay abreast of the latest trends in the internet and to never lose contact with important business partners. In a way, the internet of things is akin to a form of constant and constantly-updated communication.

Final Thoughts

Clearly the internet of things is an important concept that should be pushed forward as much as possible. Fully understanding it will help those with an interest in future technology master these technologies and help the world become a better place.

Click here to learn more about Jason Hope.


Zane Lighthouse’s New Online Reputation Management Software

Anybody who has spent a little bit of time navigating through the Internet knows how complicated it can be. For a rookie to attempt to use HTML can be daunting. But over the years, software has been developed that simplifies the process significantly. The same can now be said of online reputation management. As more companies are becoming aware of the importance of their online presence and how they are perceived, they realize that they cannot make any compromises in this area. That is why Zane Lighthouse is releasing software that will make the process smoother. The Internet has been abuzz about their features.

Text Your Customers, Asking For A Review

Consumers receive e-mails all of the time after making a purchase. Wise companies know how important it is to solicit a review. If a customer is happy with the product, she might be inclined to tell people that. But she will only write the review if she knows that it is an option. People are generally not likely to open an e-mail soliciting a review. They are far more likely to open a text message. Zane Lighthouse helps their businesses to connect with their customers by sending them text messages, which are far more likely to be read than e-mail. This will yield far more positive reviews.

A 45 Day Free Trial

There is an old concept known as buyer-beware. People take caution when they invest their money in a product or service because they know that it could be a risk. When a company is very confident in its’ product, it will attempt to communicate that confidence through a number of different methods. Zane Lighthouse has expressed this by offering a free trial to businesses for 45 days. When these businesses see the improvement in their online reputation and the expansion of their brand, they are likely to commit to a long-term business partnership.

Putting trust into a business can be intimidating. Zane Lighthouse does not ask for blind trust. They want business to have confidence based on the proven reliability of their service.



The Truth about Securus Technologies Lawsuit

Securus Technologies is an Information Technology company with its HQ’s in Atlanta, Georgia. Mid this year, on 7th June 2016 to be precise, GTL released a press release which is a bit misleading about Securus Technologies.


GTL had previously claimed that the 816 patent “PTAB” was validated and the court had given them, GTL, the go-ahead to seek injunctions and damages against Securus Technologies. The truth of the matter, however, is that the previous was unable to find the any of the relief they claim since the case had overstayed in the Texas federal court.


A closer look at the services offered by the Securus Technologies, I can ascertain that the company doesn’t practice the claimed fundamental security feature as disclosed by the single independent claim by the GTL. I am, therefore, not stormed by the fact that the PTAB did not determine whether the claims were patentable but merely concluded they wouldn’t review the claims.


Looking at earlier proceedings, the unlikelihood of the jury listening to evidence from either side this year or in a few months time as claimed by GTL is high. The jury, however, is expected to determine for itself whether Securus uses the methods declared by GTL. From what I know from Securus profile, I’m confident they don’t use the methods.


A closer look at GTL’s allegations, I couldn’t avoid noting that they were hoping they would be granted the permission t use their patented technologies on its video visitation platforms. The use of the “if granted” is clear evidence that even GTL is aware that there will be no facilities where any violation is occurring.


Unlike the claim by GTL about how Securus settles with industry competitors who use their patented technology without authority, Securus uses solves such disputes with intelligence and mutual financial arrangement and agreements with such companies.


You can visit Securus Technologies to learn more about their services.