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Agora Financial Helping Its Subscribers Make Right Investment Decisions

There are many different finance based publishing houses out there, but one of the most reputed publishing house trusted by over a million subscribers is Agora Financial. The company was started a long time back with the aim to educate people about finance and investment. The ordinary people find it difficult to manage their finance these days as there are endless financial tools available. Knowing what investment tool they can and cannot trust makes a lot of difference.

Agora Financial helps people in understanding where the market is moving so that they can invest or pull back at the right time. Agora Financial has a team of qualified experts who look into every industry and the parameters that decide whether it’s moving up or not. Such analysis helps in providing accurate investment advice to the readers on the basis of which they can make a call on what they can do with their money. Investment is a must for sure for everyone who’s earning, but it needs to be done the right way to reap any results.

Agora Financial has a massive network of reporters spread across various industries who get them the scoop they need to make financial predictions. The company has over a million subscribers, and it is a figure that is growing at an enormous speed. People who are looking to park their money with the aim to make considerable returns in the future can look into the publications of Agora Financial and take the advice it gives to make the right decision.

Agora Financial provides reports and financial information that can be trusted and it is because it doesn’t take money from any third party to promote their investment products. Agora Financial offers completely unbiased financial information that investors and people can use to make financial decisions to secure their future financially.

See more information on Agora Financial on their YouTube channel, here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_PFk4NAr18UClM_wxZuyOg

Fabletics: A Continuously Growing Brand

Kate Hudson co-founded one of the most popular brands of activewear in the world: Fabletics. In 2013, Hudson worked the e-commerce giant TechStyle Fashion Group to create an affordable activewear brand. The premise: offer discounted on-trend fashion. That simple concept took the fashion industry by storm.

Last year, Fabletics saw a 43 percent increase in their sales. Having a world-famous celebrity heading up the company certainly helped when it came to getting the brand out there. Now, Fabletics succeeds because of the creativity and commitment of their designers. Customers also like being able to buy two or three items from Fabletics for the same price as one pair of leggings from more expensive brands.

Creating lines for all sizes and ages of women was important to Kate. There weren’t a lot of brands making activewear for women that weren’t already healthy and fit. Fabletics is about inspiring women to get to a place where they’re healthy.

To do that, Kate put a lot of effort into making sure that Fabletics doesn’t push women into anything too quickly. She also made sure that all women had something they’d like. Recently, her full dream was realized when Fabletics announced their first plus-size lines.

Another important aspect of Fabletics’ success was identifying their audience. When it comes to activewear, it’s most popular amongst millennials. Millennials love hanging out with friends while also keeping health and fitness in mind. Activewear perfectly combines comfort and casual wear with the functionality of gym attire.

Initially, there was some concern about discount brands like Target joining the field. Fabletics learned a lot of most successful strategies from other companies. Like Amazon, Fabletics uses big data to predict future trends and current preferences. Using technology allows Fabletics to craft their products to particular audiences to increase sales.

Despite some negativity about its VIP membership model, customers seem to respond to Fabletics well. They love all the discounts and love telling their friends about the brands. Positive word-of-mouth advertising has always been the advertising a company could ask for. These days, that form of advertising appears as online reviews.

More than 80 percent of current shoppers use online reviews to calculate their purchase decisions. Oddly, they trust online reviews just as much as they trust personal recommendations from people they know. It’s also why every company now has a comment or feedback section on its website.

2017 – A Thrilling Year for OneLogin!

OneLogin the cloud security company welcomed aboard a new CEO this past June and his name is Brad Brooks. Mr. Brooks who has 25 years experience in cyber technology was looking to expand his career when the opportunity to join OneLogin opened for him. Brad was looking for a company with solid products, a good team, and a large market. He was specifically interested in cloud computing and OneLogin opened the door to a new form of cyber security for Mr. Brooks. OneLogin is on the list of the top 10 places to work in small business in the San Francisco by Fortune magazine and the San Francisco Business Times.

Also, OneLogin was pleased to welcome Airbus on board opening the aeronautics and space field to its identity and access management. The company is producing happy customers with its identity and access management by easing the work required to integrate employee new and departing securely in and out of their systems. This young and thriving cloud security company has unveiled its next generation of authentication called Adaptive Authentication. This new technology uses AI to record and review all details of a login. Should the login appear suspicious to the new technology a multi-factor authentication is sent before the user can log in.

OneLogin offered this past year a more flexible search for administrators as well as approved users and allows them to add keyword descriptions to frequently used apps. This new technology allows smoother access to applications with integration to the organizations own web servers while connecting through OneLogin security application.

OneLogin was founded by Thomas and Christian Petersen from their experience at Zendesk. Security was a major concern and their idea for identity and access management was born. They put together an experienced team and in 2005 launched OneLogin. The company offers secure cloud applications and management through their innovative approach. Their unique approach to cloud cybersecurity has earned them the trust of both vendors and cybersecurity organizations across the globe.

This award-winning company is noted for its comfortable employee workplace and is growing fast. Career opportunities are available on all levels in the organization.

Phenomenal leader and business woman: Susan McGalla

It has been surveyed and documented that businesses with a mix of genders are 15% much more likely to outperform corporations, but at the same time, ethnically mixed companies are 35% much more likely than corporations that are not diverse. Then, there are women who possess the same ambition and drive as Susan McGalla, who has helped pave the road to success for women leaders. McGalla credits how she became more confident when working with both genders.

They provide a union of womanhood with a program to strategize and design for specific groups and make connections with their business organization. It is being proven that woman are just as able to work in government positions as men are. They provide possibilities from a womans point of view within the commercial corporate industry and stand by one another. It’s necessary for women to have the support of other women in the business world. If women overtaking certain male dominant roles are the solution to erasing the line that divides which gender is more likely, then the wide heterogeneity of male and female executives could be significantly decreased by as of today.

Susan McGalla grew up in a family where she was the only girl and with a father that had an abundant knowledge of football and sportsmanship. He did not believe that since she was a girl that he needed to take it easy on her and give her any slack when it came to her schooling or activities. She has stated that her mother and father encouraged her to work hard and present her ideas with confidence no matter who the audience was. Because of her upbringing, she did not view her gender or that of others to be helpful or hindered.

McGalla began a new profession at American Eagle in late 1994 as a products buyer for women’s apparel and then she became the chief merchandising officer. As the business president of American Eagle, McGalla oversaw the release of the organization’s aerie and 77kids brands. McGalla succeeded Ed Thomas as leader govt officer of Wet Seal Inc. McGalla left American Eagle Inc. after working remotely while she was pregnant from August 2011 to July 2012. Today, Susan is the VP for the American Football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Find out more about Susan McGalla: http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2015/09/08/want-to-dress-like-a-steeler.html

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, President Of Bradesco

Said to be the world’s oldest serving bank chairman, Lazaro de Mello Brandao, gave a statement saying he would soon step down from the position at Banco Bradesco SA after serving in this role for more than 25 years. His decision will trigger a new race in the grab for succession at the second biggest bank of Brazil based on market value.

Who Will Take Over?

While no one knows who will step into the new role, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, the chief executive officer for the bank, will assume the role of the bank chairman until March, which is when the lender will choose the new CEO for the bank. In 1943, the executive first began as a bank clerk at 16 years old. As time passed, he rose through the position to become only one of two chairmen that Bradesco has ever had. In addition, he became only one of the four CEOs for the company, which was a title held from 1981 to 1999. Based on data from Bloomberg, Lazaro de Mello Brandao can proudly say he’s the oldest of the banking leaders.

Why Did He Resign?

Brandao, the CEO of the company, said that he chose to step down from the company, and he plans to keep a firm grip on a few of the holding companies from Bradesco, which means he won’t step down from power entirely. However, reaching the age of 91, he wants to lower his number of responsibilities.

Read more: Aos 91 anos, Lázaro Brandão renuncia ao conselho de administração do Bradesco

How Brandao Helped the Company

As chairman of the board, Brandao nurtured a management culture where the most qualified for their position were promoted in the ranks of the company. They didn’t look as much outside for new talent, but it seemed to work. Even with Brandao’s plans to resign, Bradesco will likely keep the same course. In fact, experts speculate they will pick a new chairman from seven of the top-ranked executives at the firm. They do this because they hope the new CEO respects the immense talent Bradesco already has.

When Brandao made his announcement, shares dropped 1.2 percent. Nevertheless, they remain ahead 39 percent this year, and the stock will likely continue to buoy. Even after serving 75 years with the company, Brandao says he never felt a twinge of regret for staying dedicated to the company. In fact, he even plans to take the same desk he’s worked at for the last couple years with him. He even says that when he told his family about his decision to leave Bradesco, they told him, “Finally!”

Who are the possible candidates who could step up as the new CEO?

• Mauricio Machado de Minas
• Alexandre da Silva Gluher
• Domingos Figueiredo Abreu
• Marcelo de Araujo Noronha
• Josué Augusto Pancini
• Octavio de Lazari
• André Rodrigues Cano

As you can see, the new candidate will most likely step up from the internal candidates. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi will hold the position of CEO until March. Bradesco has plans to unveil the new CEO of the company 30 days before the shareholder assembler, which will take place in March. Since March of 2009, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has held the position of Chief Executive Officer, and he has served as the Executive Vice President. He first started at Bradesco in 1969. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi earned a post-graduate degree from the USP School of Sociology and Politics. Exactly what the future has in store is unclear, but Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi will act as a placeholder until the time comes for a new CEO to step into his new responsibility.

Search more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi: https://www.brasil247.com/pt/247/economia/321809/Trabuco-assumirá-presidência-do-conselho-do-Bradesco.htm

Class Dojo Creates a Culture of Community in Classroom

Technology for the classroom is abundant in today’s marketplace. Educational technology, ed tech, runs the gambit from gamifying subject matter to classroom management. What works? And what doesn’t? Ed tech has been on the rise in recent years. A 1.4 billion dollar gain in 2017 means that the field has finally broke the 2016 four year low it hit. How do ed tech start ups become profitable? Many need funding and other resources to start.

Certain start ups had a great fiscal year. The adaptive learning software, NearPod, had 21 million dollar funding in March. This funding helped to develop 300 lessons that were uploaded to education.com. Class Dojo has worked tirelessly to support educators. From their humble beginnings, they have evolved into a social media like platform that allows for the sharing of classroom moments, constant communication, as well as, supplementary resources to help educators. Their recent work with Stanford University helped to develop classroom videos and supplementary materials that taught students about growth mindset.

What makes such vastly different ed tech products work? They have to be teacher friendly and approved. Teachers have enough on their plates, so when they look at new software, they want something to enhance their life and ease the workload. Class Dojo helps them to communication with parents outside the sporadic parent teacher conference. That type of software solves a problem. It helps to create a culture of communication among parents and teachers. Parents feel a sense of empowerment in their child’s education.

Ed tech products need to be tested out and proven effective for classroom use. ClassDojo is an app that has been used effectively in 2 out of 3 schools across the nation. From public to private schools, the app has been used by teachers to make their lives easier. Also, they have features to make teacher’s lives less cluttered with paperwork. The widely used app has shown it has the stuff to be effective.

Find out more about ClassDojo: https://www.amazon.com/ClassDojo/dp/B01AIM0EGO