Doe Deere and Lime Crime: Helping Over 2 Million Unicorns Sparkle

 

Okay, maybe Doe Deere and Lime Crime aren’t helping over two million actual unicorns sparkle. The term “unicorn” is what Doe Deere uses to describe fans and users of her eye-popping line of cosmetics, Lime Crime.

Lime Crime started in the late nineties and early oughts, when Doe had an eye toward designing fashionable dresses. While that venture didn’t end up working as well as she had hoped, the name “Lime Crime” began there. It comes from Doe’s favorite lime-green shade of lipstick; a color so vibrant and eye-catching it “should be illegal!”. At least that’s Doe’s reasoning; and with it you can see the tongue-in-cheek attitude she brings to her marketing endeavors. The name rhymes and is cleverly contrived, making it ultimately attractive to a wide variety of users. And, like a unicorn prancing on a rainbow made of dreams, Lime Crime cosmetics are designed to be resonant and remarkable; as were the initial dresses which first bore the brandname. But then there was silence from Doe Deere for several years. Well, not silence exactly. Sky Salt, the band her and her husband bandied about Los Angeles, took precedence from 2002 to 2008. But during that time Doe got to know LA, and to see who her potential unicorns would be.

Doe Deere is originally from Russia, but grew up in New York. Now living in LA, her experiences in high fashion transcend countries and span the globe. Bringing this experience to bear, Lime Crime quickly began to expand under Deere’s development. Currently owner and CEO of the company, Deere’s prerogative is to help women express themselves with her neon line of commanding cosmetics. So far, she’s been very successfully. Lime Crime’s Instagram account has recently expanded beyond two million followers, showing just how popular the brand has become. It seems that unicorns are breeding unicorns, and many of them have Doe Deere to thank!

The future for Lime Crime at this time is bright. Modernity allows for expression in a way that wasn’t possible even a decade ago, making the brand stylistically profound. Also, Lime Crime cosmetics come from a cruelty-free development policy. While many makeups use animals to ensure products aren’t toxic to users, Lime Crime avoids this explicitly. What more could you expect from the leader of burgeoning unicorns the world over? Unicorns do not support animal cruelty! And neither does Lime Crime.

With more than two million devoted fans across the world, and more adding themselves to that number every day, the uniqueness of Lime Crime cosmetics has propelled it to exceptional levels of recognition. Doe Deere continues to develop innovative ways of upgrading the cosmetic system, and it’s no wonder her creative expression has caught on.

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How Darius Fisher Rescued his Digital Reputation

It happened a little over a year ago. Status Labs, a firm that since 2012 had prided itself on its ability to help clients manage their on-line presence, found itself on the receiving end of the internet’s tendency to grind down those whom it doesn’t like. In an inspiring article for Huffington Post, Darius Fisher, the company’s president, explained just how Status Labs managed to recoup, recover, and emerge triumphant from the ordeal. “No one understands a crisis,” Fisher asserts, “quite like someone who has experienced their own.” And the organization certainly had a crisis on its hands. The CEO at the time, a man who had a secondary career as a real-estate developer, had committed an outrageously antisocial act that rightly brought down the anger and resentment of the city of Austin, where Status Labs is located. The backlash against the company was frightening, and its young and creative employees were disheartened. But they were driven to communicate the truth about their situation and to manage their own reputation. The first step was to get rid of the CEO, the second to make this step public through an open letter. The Status Labs employees then made up their minds to become even more pro-active: they began volunteering for a variety of local nonprofits and charities. The new leadership team decided to create a stronger internal bond by initiating a stock-option plan, catering lunches once a week, publishing an in-house newsletter, and insisting upon monthly staff meetings. The result? A vastly improved on-line reputation and a happier, better place to work.

In participating in the repair of Status Labs’ reputation, Darius Fisher has proven his own expertise in digital image management. The way that an organization or an individual appears on the first page of Google search results has become utterly critical to success or failure. As The Daily Beast’s Sally Kohn puts it, Fisher’s goal is “inoculating clients if possible in advance or else repairing damage after the fact.”

Under Fisher’s management, Status Labs has grown to be one of the global players in reputation management, with over 1500 clients in more than 35 countries around the world. But Darius Fisher also seems to be a man who knows how to manage his team through wisdom, generosity, and compassion. In a recent article for Forbes.com, Fisher catalogued three ways to exercise leadership: creating incentivized goals, acknowledging their successes, and communicating with them. Follow Darius on Twitter to keep up with his news and events @fisherdarius.

More Information:

http://www.bizjournals.com/search?q=Darius+Fisher

http://www.prweek.com/article/1364574/darius-fisher-innovation-50

How Madison Street Capital Has Managed To Climb To The Top Of The Investment Banking Industry

The American investment banking sector is one of the most competitive business fields in the market. Numerous investment banking firms in the market cater for the entire market; that is small, medium and large scale clients. Investment banking services that these firms offer involve nearly every financial services that commercial banks don’t offer. The investment banking services don’t involve any deposit taking or account opening operations. This firms majorly facilitate smooth operation of businesses by helping them realize their full potential. Investment banking firms help businesses in the market identify how they can succeed in their operations.

The business firms in the market that benefit from investment banking services can be able to undertake mergers, takeovers and acquisitions successfully. This firms can also be able to restructure their capital. Through capital restructuring, firms and businesses in the market can be able to well organize their resources for maximum productivity. Investment banking firms also offer capital reorganization to its clients. This helps their clients identify and cover loopholes in their operations that cut down their profits. This involves compiling management of assets to cut down on operational costs. Investment banking firms also engage in investment advisory. These firms help their clients assess the investment market and identify suitable and appropriate opportunities for them.

Madison Street Capital is among America’s top leading investment banking firms. This firm has operated in the market for quite some time now. Throughout this time, Madison Street Capital has not only managed to top the investment banking sector but also the business markets. This firm was among the few in the market that had not only a good year in 2015 but also a superb one. Their excellent performance last year has given then high hopes for even a more marvelous performance in 2016. The year 2015, Madison Street Capital made a total of 42 deals in the investment and hedge fund sector. This was an up figure of 10 transactions from the 32 transactions the previous year.

Let’s analyze how Madison Street Capital was able to post such an amazing performance. To begin with, this investment banking firm is known to be one of the best firms in the business market in terms of client handling. This fame has been brought to the firm by its excellent staff. This staff always prioritize their client’s needs. They try as much as possible to go beyond a client’s expectations and provide investment banking solutions that are unbeatable. Using their strong market knowledge and experience, this staff also try to provide their customers with more than just an investment solution. Madison Street Capital is also known for its extensive investment banking services. This firm goes as far as helping its clients with their investments management to help them get good returns.

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Danger Looms for EU, Says George Soros

As reported by CNBC, billionaire investor George Soros has written an essay for the New York Review of Books where he analyzes the existential crisis facing the European Union as the influx of migrants to their countries from the Middle East and Africa increases. In the essay George Soros points out the failures of the political leadership while also offering up remedies to keep the union healthy and stable as this crisis continues to unfold.

The essay places a great deal of focus on Greece on http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros, which has been at the center of the migrant crisis over the last year since many of those fleeing conflict eventually find themselves arriving in that country before journeying forward. Greece, lacking many of even the most basic amenities, has been criticized by many for the handling of migrants kept there as asylum requests are processed. And while George Soros notes that the European Union has an obligation to consider legitimate asylum seekers coming from places of conflict, if they do so in an improper manner it can eventually affect the economic standing of member nations and the solvency of the union as a whole.

Germany, being the economic and political leader of the EU on http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2016/03/10/billionaire-smackdown-george-soros-funds-effort-to-stop-trump-mobilize-latinos/, has held several talks with the Turkish government in order to better manage the movements of these refugees. Under the agreement, Turkey will take in those who are denied asylum into the European union, and in turn Germany will take in a greater portion of Syrian refugees into the EU, those who are arguably the most affected in the region.

Soros, while noting the effort is a good start, points out that the EU needs to limit the number of refugees into the EU to 300,000 to 500,000, a population that they can actually manage and better house with the existing infrastructure available to them. Doing so will would require an estimated annual budget of $34 billion.

Many would argue that the EU simply doesn’t have the funds on hand to meet the number George Soros is suggesting, but the financial expert points out that this sum is substantially less than what the 26 member nations potentially face should the refugees overwhelm their economies by not coming to their host countries with a means to contribute to the economy.

While adjusting the European Commission’s Multinational Financial Framework will be necessary in the near future to make room in the EU’s budget for the coming year, they can cover the cost in the present by turning to the European Financial Stabilization Mechanism and the Balance of Payments Assistance Facility to get the money from their combined, untouched $68 billion budget. With the money spread over the member nations and their partners in the Middle East, the EU can make the refugee crisis more manageable while a permanent solution is crafted.

After leaving his native Hungary, George Soros built a life in the United States where he worked in finance, eventually becoming one of the most successful investors in the world.

Soros has cemented his work as a philanthropist. Through the Open Society Foundations, Soros has fought on the behalf of victims of human rights abuses since 1974.

How Much Your Inaction or Apathy Could Cost You

Did you ever have a chance of finding yourself on a commuter train returning from the city at the end of working hours? It is likely you have an experience of this scenario: drones of tracks sway of carriages, no spare free seat, and people glancing suspiciously at fellow passengers. More important you are likely to notice an invincible cloud of doom impending over all of them.

As VTA Publications writes, a UK private LTD company, it is good to ponder about existence, an existence that a countless number of people endure daily. The same train at the same time taking them to and from the city most days of their life. They got home, they eat, they sleep and do it all again in the following day. These lucky one has secured employments. If you happen to gaze around that carriage, you are likely to feel a genuine sympathy, when you consider the state of the economy that all these people are clinging to support their dear life.

However if you study these people more closely, and observe how they are filling this dead time on the train, your sympathy toward them will evaporate. They are apparently unhappy with their life and face unprecedented challenges in employment sectors. By any rational measure, they are supposed to be working on their “plan b.” It makes sense that if the light at the end of the tunnel is fading, it is critical to find another light.

You will expect to see them making calls to run their new home business, or typing new marketing promotion for their websites. However, you will see them playing video games, gossiping about nothing, staring out the window, or falling asleep. They are the same people who complained they do not have spare time to run their home business, but they can afford to waste one hour on the train just as they wait in line to smoke a cigarette or get expensive coffee.

The best advice is having personal goals, and keeps them tucked away from people. When you share your goals in the carriage with hope of helping them, they will start pulling you back it is human nature. Never stop learning, to improving yourself you can visit a website such as VTA publications. It is a non-fiction learning material publisher, that feature cutting –edge-learning courses in the field of financials and economics.

They are renowned for sourcing the very best expert in the field from all over the world with the aim of bringing the experience from experts and trade-craft directly to their customers in simple, usable formats. Some of VTA publications products include how to trade stocks using charts, latest seminar recordings, little-known options for trading strategies, and retirement planning from the Bible.  Learn all about them on the website.

China Gross Domestic Product Growth In The Last Quarter Of 2015 Was The Lowest In 41 Years According To Hedge Fund Investor Kyle Bass

China is heading toward a economic fiasco of epic proportions. That’s what some economists are saying about the Chinese GDP situation. It’s true. China is having a hard time converting its massive economy to a consumer-driven one. China has relied on manufacturing for so long that even the thought of abandoning their golden goose that made the country the second largest country in the world is sending economic shock waves and creating recessions around the world. Just ask Brazil what China has done to their economy. But Investors like Kyle Bass, the founder and CEO of Hayman Capital Management in Dallas, is not too concerned about the the economic downturn in China. Bass recently told businessInsider.com that China is experiencing a recession and it’s only going to get worse. But that doesn’t mean the United States is going to follow in the Chinese economic footsteps.

Kyle Bass has a history of taking a stand on controversial topics. Bass bet that Wall Street was over leveraged in 2008, and he made millions of dollars from that bet. For the last seven years, Bass has been in the news talking about economics, politics and foreign countries. A lot of the news surrounding Bass hasn’t been very complimentary, however. He was a big supporter of General Motors during the airbag recall, and he didn’t waste any time making enemies when he said the victims were to blame not GM. Bass is under fire once again for his bet against drug companies that are under investigation for patent violations. It seems Bass made some kind of arrangement with the most notorious patent troll in the world, Eric Spangenberg, and he is betting drug company stocks will drop because of Spangenberg’s efforts to void drug patents.

But the latest Bass bet is against the Chinese. Mr. Bass believes the Chinese yuan will have to be devalued in 2016 even though the Chinese have vowed that will not happen. Bass is not alone in that bet. Investors like Soros, Buffet, and other hedge fund giants believe China’s currency will drop by at least 30 percent over the next 18 to 24 months. Betting against the Chinese may not sound like a good idea, but all the signs say it is a good bet. Bass may have another win in the works, but his losses are still fresh in the minds of many investors that, at one time, believed in him.

Overview of CCMP Capital and Ex-CEO Stephen Murray

CCMP Capital is a global private equity firm that focuses on leverage buyout and growth equity investments. The firm’s headquarters are in 245 Park Avenue, New York City, New York. Other offices are found in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong. CCMP Capital employs more than 50 professionals across the world. CCMP stands for Chemical Ventures, Chase Capital, and Manufacturers Hanover Capital/J.P. Morgan Partners. The firm has interests in four industries: Chemical and Energy sector; Healthcare sector; Industrial sector; and Consumer and Retailer industry.

CCMP Capital was founded in 1984 as Chemical Venture Capital. Chemical Bank was the owner of the private equity firm. Chemical Bank bought out Chase Manhattan Bank in 1996 and changed name to Chase Capital Partners. In 2000, the company bought acquired and formed J.P. Morgan and JPMorgan Chase respectively. This made the group change name to JP Morgan Partners. JPMorgan Chase acquired Bank One in 2004 together with its private equity investment group, known as One Equity Partners. It was agreed that One Equity Partners becomes the major private equity investment platform for JPMorgan Chase.

This move prompted plans to spin out JP Morgan Partners from JPMorgan Chase. JP Morgan became independent on July 31, 2006. In April of that year, JPMorgan Chase sold its stakes in JP Morgan Partners for a deal estimated at $925 million. CCMP Capital raised $3.4 billion in 2007 from investors. CCMP Capital sold its interests in Medpace, a leading clinical research partner in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, for $900 million. The company owns stakes in a number of leading companies, including Pinnacle Foods, Triad Hospitals, Bill Barret Corporation, Smurfit Kappa Group and Klockner Pentaplast. The group has also invested in Brake Bros Limited, Berry Plastics, Aramark, Generac Power Systems and AMC Entertainment.

Steve Murray, a private equity investor and philanthropist, was the president and Chief Executive Officer of CCMP Capital. He took over the CEO position from Jeff Walker, founder of CCMP Capital, and served in the executive capacity from 2007-2015. He died at age 52 according to fortune.com. Steve, as many called him, was born on the second day of August 1962. He studied in Boston College where he earned a Bachelor’s in Economics. After undergraduate studies, he attended Columbia University and earned an MBA. He started working with CCMP Capital’s predecessor firms in late 1980s. Murray actively participated in the process of spinning out JP Morgan Partners.

Steve Murray stepped down from the executive position in February 2015 due to some health complications. Unfortunately, he passed away in the same month. Until his death, Murray sat on the Boards of Crestcom International, Jetro JMDH Holdings, LHP Hospital Group, Strongwood Insurance Holdings and Octagon Credit Investors. Greg Brenneman, who is the Chairman of the group, replaced Murray as CEO and President.

The Race To Own Bitcoins May Be Short-Lived According To Investment Expert Brad Reifler

The term Bitcoin brings up visions of free-floating electronic money that doesn’t have a central banking system or anything else attached to it. Even though Bitcoin use is risky, the risk hasn’t prevented Bitcoins from becoming one of the most popular phenomena’s of the 21st century. Bitcoins don’t meet the standards or the definition of a currency, but on the Internet they are worth their weight in computer gold. Bitcoins are used to buy products, services and other currencies on the Internet, and the fact that they are often used in illegal activities has stirred the interest of law enforcement personnel. In 2013, the FBI seized 144,000 Bitcoins because they were being used in drug trafficking.

Brad Reifler, the founder and CEO of Forefront Capital. Forefront Capital is an investment management and financial services firm that thinks Bitcoins are irrelevant when it comes to investing and other financial transactions, according to an article published by Inquisitr.com. Reifler has 30 years of experience in the hedge fund industry, and in merger and acquisitions. Brad tells his clients not to invest in Bitcoins because they have no substance. They function in a virtual reality that is not connected to the objective world of investments.

Mr. Reifler started Forefront Capital so small investors had a chance to invest like hedge fund managers invest. Bitcoins and middle-class investors aren’t a good match, according to Reifler. There are so many other investments that can produce decent returns, according to Reifler. Bitcoins represent a modern version of smoke and mirror investing, according to Reifler, and Brad has been down that road before.

Brad invested in a college fund when his kids were young that promised decent returns, but when the time came to cash in there wasn’t enough money in the fund to pay for college. That’s when Reifler decided to start Forefront Capital.

The use of Bitcoins is not going away, according to Reifler, but small investors should be careful and not jump into that market without doing a considerable amount of research. Investing is a risky business, but smart investors try to reduce the risk by doing enough research so their investments are not like throwing dice in Las Vegas. Bitcoins are a gamble and Reifler admits people are winning, but the winning won’t last long. Investing is a long-term business not an “in and then out” gamble.

Not everyone agrees with Reifler, but the smart investors do agree and that could mean the beginning of the end for the mighty Bitcoin explosion.

Reputation Management Firm Battles the Fallout of One Bad Day on Behalf of Clients

Melissa Click has hired the Austin, TX reputation management firm to help overcome the fallout of one bad day. As USA Today reports, Click ended up at the heart of a media firestorm after being recorded on video during a protest at the campus of the University of Missouri. The controversial video eventually led to Click being fired from her job as an assistant professor.

 

Many have looked at the event and wonder why it is fair “one bad day” can ruin a career. Sadly, this does happen.

 

One bad day does not mean what it used to mean. 20 years ago, one bad day may have been reported in the news once or twice and then forgotten. In the modern landscape of the new media, things are not forgotten so easily. Online reports, audio, and video are indexed in the search engine forever. One bad day that occurred a year ago stays at the top of the search engine results. The person whose name is associated with the events ends up suffering. When the name is typed into the search engines, that bad day returns to haunt him or her. The events do not even really return. They are always there living on forever in the search engine results.

 

Darius Fisher, the president and co-founder of Status Labs, pointed this out many times during public appearances and media interviews. Fisher has long contended work has to be done to address the online content related to a controversy or the controversy never goes away.

 

Melissa Click’s situation was reported as national news. Things do not have to reach such a level in order to have a negative effect on a person’s life. A few negative message board or social media posts could really harm someone. Working with a firm such as Status Labs could aid in dealing with such issues. New content could be manufactured and published to drive older, negative content down the results listings.

 

Status Labs has helped clients from around the world. The list of clients does include a few celebrities. The list is sure to grow as more people learn of what Status Labs can do to help.

Developments in Dog Food

Firms have been blending salmon and lamb into kibble and giving organic grain-free food for ages. Currently, traditional makers of pet food have stepped up their marketing game owing to the fierce competition posed by upcoming companies such as Blue Buffalo Co. and Freshpet.

If you would like your dog to shred off some weight, then Colgate-Palmolive has a solution for you. Nestle’s Purina website provides a platform where pet owners are able to customize special blends. Mars Petcare, which is an international leader in selling pet food, is tapping the farm-to-table trend. Its Nutro Farm’s harvest is made up of cranberries and blueberries that are harvested at the right time and frozen dry in order to lock the nutrients in.

Cesar Home Delights specializes in selling beef stronganoff and lasagna. Their tag line is “he will have whatever you are having”. Wal-Mart, sells grilled beef burger and duck jerky dog treats that are made without any artificial colors and flavors.

The strategy of pets eating like their owners seem to be gaining grounds. The sales of premium pet food have increased by 45% representing over $10.5 billion in the United States. These sales currently account for over half the market. The Blue Buffalo, which is one of the first to sell canned food and kibble that mixes fruits, vegetables and whole grains with chicken and Rover’s lamb, went public last summer, and analyst predicted its sale to be over $1 billion.

The big firms are tackling innovations and acquisitions. This purchase was announced after a few months when Merrick had already introduced its Backcountry line that includes recipes like Pacific Catch and Game Bird.

The Ever-rising Beneful

Beneful is a dog food’s brand by Nestle Purina Petcare. The Beneful brand includes, dog treats, dry dog food and wet dog food. By 2012, it was among the top five most popular brands of dog food, generating over $1.5 billion in revenues that year.

The six different medleys produced by Beneful are among the best food types Purina has to offer. Currently, there are; chicken and beef medley, roasted turkey medley, simmered chicken medley, romana style medley, Tuscan style medley and Mediterranean style medley.