Arthur Becker- A Model in Entrepreneurship

Arthur Becker graduated from Bennington College with pre-med, photography and ceramics. Arthur also attended Amos Tuck for business studies. Arthur’s career started off by moving 18th century American real estate in New England. He later became the CEO of two reputable technology companies. In the late 1990’s, Becker went back to photography and begun producing images that were unlike those whose perspective was limited by the conventional camera lens. Arthur’s work has featured at the Hal Katzen and Morgan Walker Fine Art in New York, Art Basel, and Palm Beach’s Arcature Fine Art.

Career Profile

Arthur is the current managing member at Madison Partners, LLC, http://madisonpartners.nyc/ . This is an investment firm that deals with real estate and bio-tech ventures. Becker formerly worked at Zinio LLC as its CEO and chairman, between the years 2012 and 2015. Zinio LLC is the world’s biggest digital newsstand. Before joining Zinio, Becker worked at NaviSite as its CEO. Navisite is a firm involved with providing internet technology services. Arthur also worked at Vera Wang Fashion as a private investor in real estate and technology for 7 years.

Arthur Becker’s recent work is based on popular currency images, altering textural surfaces to mix colors of luxury fashion brands with the precise folding of original currency into origami. See, arthurbeckerstudio.com

Where Did Arthur Get the Idea of Establishing Madison Partners LLC?

During his time at NaviSite and Zinio, Arthur reveals that he was exposed to both real estate and technology. In 2011, after he sold NaviSite, he chose to expand his real estate interests and invest in developing condomiums in Miami, New York, and Florida. Arthur also confesses that he has been exposed to many bio-tech organizations and has developed a fascination for the evolving trend in bio-technology, economic opportunities, and the need to impact the lives of people.

What are Arthur’s Recommendations to Entrepreneurs?

According to Arthur, one should have intelligent and informed tenacity, flexibility in one’s business strategy, and be attentive to the market and to one’s colleagues. Furthermore, a good strategy should take a business angle. He further states that talent is a major contributor of success. Therefore, a successful entrepreneur is one who identifies talent, and persuades talented people to acknowledge their vision. For more info, view Arthur‘s Linked In bio.

Oncotarget’s Role As A Leading Medical Journal

Oncotarget is a peer-reviewed medical journal that is published on a weekly basis. Oncotarget was established in 2010 by its editors-in-chief Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny and Dr. Andrei V. Gudkov. For most of the time that Oncotarget has been published is has focused on research in the field of Oncology. The medical journal recently added new sections for additional fields of medicine beyond Oncology including among others Neuroscience, Cardiology, Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Pharmacology. Oncotarget is also available on Dove Press.

Oncotarget, which is provided with free-access, mission is to make the results of research broadly available. It also seeks to break down the wall between different medical specialties and encourage the clinical research in order to fight diseases. Among recent research that was published in Oncotarget is a paper written by Irfan Rahman, Ph.D., who works at the Ur School of Medicine and Dentistry as a Professor of Environmental Medicine. His research study that was published in Oncotarget shows that it is likely that electronic cigarettes are just as damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes are. Another recent research article published in Oncotarget showed that early stage Alzheimer’s can be seen in a profile of 6 blood borne MicroRNA.

Both Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny and Dr. Andrei V. Gudkov work at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. The editorial board of Oncotarget is made up of medical professionals around the world including among other those from Stanford University, Temple University, Harvard Medical School, John Hopkins University, the Unversity of Rome, and INSERM in Paris, France.

Dr. Blagosklonny is a Professor of Oncology and also a researcher. His research is focused on cancer and anti-aging. He is a well-known advocate of using the cancer drug Rapamycin as a possible candidate for extending people’s lives. Dr. Gudkov is also a well-known cancer researcher who specializes in drug discovery, gene discovery, and molecular targets in the treatment of cancer. Follow Oncotarget journal on Twitter.

Fabletics’ Unique Strategies Bears Remarkable Success

Although it is hard to compete with Amazon, Fabletics have gone against the odds to become a big competitor of Amazon. Fabletics has left many people shocked by their rapid growth in a period of just three years. The fashion industry is controlled by Amazon making it difficult for new entrepreneurs to succeed. Amazon controls over 20% of the fashion e-commerce market. However, Kate Hudson Fabletics is succeeding against the odds. In just three years, the firm has grown to become a $250 million enterprise. Fabletics uses a subscription platform to sell its products to their customers. The platform is simple, convenient and offers clients with powerful combinations.

 

For a long time, superior brands have been associated with prices and quality. However, with the shift in economics, price and quality are no longer to guarantee a brand a competitive advantage. Customer tastes and preferences now define what is considered to be of high value. For instance, customer experience, brand recognition, last-mile services, gamification elements and exclusive designs are becoming the key determinants of brand value.

 

Just like Apple and Warby Parker, excellent position of their offices is rewarding. By the end of 2016, the organization was planning to open more stores to add to the 16 already existing stores in California, Florida, Hawaii, and Illinois. According to Fabletics general manager, the success of Fabletics is as a result of designing imaginative high brand value as opposed to the conventional high-value products. Moreover, offering on-demand fashion at half the prices offered by their competitors makes their consumers happy and thus the rapid growth. Affordability of their products, use of enterprise technology, and application of data science has spurred Fabletics to these incredible heights.

 

Strategies Used By Fabletics

 

Reverse Showrooming-Fabletics have mastered the art of showrooming. Unlike their competitors, Fabletics have gained considerably from using reverse showrooming. The strategy used at Fabletics allows them to build relationships, increase their reliability, and get to know the markets better.

 

Stocking on demand products- Fabletics uses local online data to stock their physical stores. The online data enables the firm to understand customer preferences and tastes allowing them to products that are on demand. Their stores are stocked using data from local members, social media, real-time sales activities and store heat mapping.

 

Focus on accessibility, culture, and people- excellent balance of lifestyle, customer experience and consumer education has been the major factor contributing to the growth of Fabletics. Quality products at affordable prices and creative workforce increase the firm’s competitive ability.

 

What Do Consumers Think Of Fabletics?

 

Fabletics consumers have rated the company using five key attributes, ease of use, quality, style, customer service, and value. The quality of the products offered by Fabletics beats the consumer expectations. Moreover, the style offered by Fabletics is impressive. With a wide range of styles, everyone can get a style they like. Considering the price versus the quality, the value you get from shopping at Fabletics is a great deal. Additionally, Fabletics have excellent customer service, which allows consumers to reach them easily. Their website is easy to navigate making it easy for customers to place an order.

Former NBA Owner Levenson Hits Insurance Company with Lawsuit

Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC, the group that once was the owner of the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise, has had enough of a certain insurance company’s issues.

The former ownership group took action and decided to file a lawsuit against the New Hampshire Insurance Company after the latter had a breach of contract that involved settling some claims that were made by Danny Ferry, who was once a general manager of the group. In a recent ESPN report, the lawsuit made by the former group that owned the Hawks included Bruce Levenson, who himself was once a controlling partner but made no mention of those who currently own the Hawks.

The lawsuit itself was filed to the Superior Court of Fulton County back in September was done so as a civil action, for a breach of contract and bad faith on insurance. In the lawsuit, the claim is that Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment (AHBE) was insured to be under a policy for coverage related to specific losses related to employment such as “wrongful termination.” Court documents say that AHBE gave notice to the insurance company, also known as an AIG, that claims were made by Ferry and that he was under the impression that they were covered. However, it goes further and suggests that AIG did not pay any covered losses in good faith despite the contractual obligation.

Regarding those involved, there is Bruce Levenson, who was once the co-owner of the group that owned the Hawks. Levenson was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Before having co-ownership of the Hawks he co-founded the United Communications Group (UCG) which specialized in analyzing data for healthcare, energy and finances. Levenson purchased Atlanta Spirit LLC in 2004 along with Ed Peskowitz but sold his share (http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2015/04/23/bankers-for-levenson-oversold-atlanta-hawks-by-27/) of the group in 2014.

http://www.ajc.com/sports/basketball/former-hawks-ownership-sues-insurance-company-over-ferry-settlement/ZM3cMU2m7pID3gLMPGuVQI/

For more info, go to brucelevenson.com.