Nathaniel Ru contribution to Sweetgreen Healthy Living

Sweetgreen materialized from a few friends from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Nathaniel Ru, and a few of his friends had difficulty finding a place to eat. Usually, they always looked for a healthy, fun, and comfortable place to eat. The desire to have healthy food led to the start of a 560 square foot tavern in the middle of downtown area. Six years later, the eatery that Ru and his friends started has grown to become a table style restaurant called Sweetgreen. Ru thanked their landlord for agreeing to help a group of college seniors with no restaurant experience to start up in his premise.


Today, Sweetgreen has stores in the Northeast’s major cities. The restaurant continues to provide fresh and healthy food with most of its ingredients coming from the local farmers. Theresa Dold said that people do not buy what you do; instead, they buy how you do it. Dold also stated that Sweetgreen was not just but a place to buy food but a place that has a deeper purpose rather than salads. According to her, the founders of the restaurant likened the company to Apple. When it comes to marketing, Sweetgreen wants to be social, sexy, smart and local. Dold also said that the restaurant had a great line of Juices.


Nathaniel also stated that despite the numerous stores the company has, each and every one of the stores is expected to live up to the founding core values. The company’s values that have allowed it not only to be a restaurant but a lifestyle include;

  • Win-win situation- achieving a win situation for both the company and the customers is paramount
  • Sustainability – while making decisions, the company aims at protecting the future interests.
  • Keeping it real- this is by ensuring authenticity of all products
  • Adding sweet – when the products are satisfying to the customers, it most certainly leads to growth.
  • Impact – by working together, and gearing towards common goals brings about the greatest impact in the society.

Coupled with the healthy and delicious meals, Sweetgreen has held yoga classes in a Washington restaurant. The company also does cross- promotions with gyms and fitness clubs.


Nathaniel Ru is the co- founder and co- chief executive officer at Sweetgreen. He attended Georgetown University and graduated with an undergraduate degree from the school of business. In 2007, together with two graduates, they started an eatery called Sweetgreen. The company has grown to over 27 location in six states. In 2010, Ru and his partners launched Sweetlife an event that attracts over 20,000 attendees and features high profile artists.


Doe Deere: A Smart Business lady, Mentor And An Animal Lover

When other children wanted to become doctors and lawyers, the smart and ambitious Doe Deere wanted to become an artist. Her love for colourful things bore the most lucrative business idea that made her known all over the globe. Doe began her business Lime Crime Makeup in 2008 after she had had a difficult time in other ventures. Doe uses these failures and the challenges as inspiration to continue and devise new ways of doing things.



Lime crime Makeup was as a result of lack of bright colored lipstick that Doe needed for Halloween to match her outfit. Back in 2008, women were inclined to the conventional red and pink lipsticks. However, her hunger to wear purple, black and other colourful colors led her to start her own company that would provide her with the lipstick and also to help those others who craved the freedom to express themselves through various colors.



Over the past six years Doe has learned a great deal on how to become a better leader. Speaking to Ideamensch, Doe reveals that being hard on employees does not motivate them. Rather, she uses positive reinforcements to guide and motivate her employees to become better and give more to the company. She knows what it is like to come from humble beginnings and find way after several trials and thus tries her best to instill respect and trust with her employees.



Doe sources her inspiration from the trends she watches with her customers and patiently comes up with a product that she must use first before the consumer uses it. This builds trust and confidence in customers as they know that if the owner uses the product, then they can as well. Some of these lessons can be useful to every entrepreneur out there seeking to create confidence in their customers.



Doe is a strong supporter of other people’s ventures. Particularly she is very supportive of young women who are trying their way in business. Having come up all the way, she knows better how difficult it is. She speaks to women and other entrepreneurs in public events and acts as a mentor to others. She uses her social media platforms as a place where she can speak to entrepreneurs and answer some of their questions in regards to staring and running businesses.



Doe Deere is emphatic. She loves animals and believes in their rights. She donates funds to Bide-A-Wee organization. This organization shelters animals that have been found lost or abandoned by their owners. The money is used to find them shelter and food. Additionally, she encourages her team members to adopt and take care of animals whenever they can and ensures that her products are vegan inspired.

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New Chairman’s Success Base of Capital Group

Timothy Armour, also known as Tim by most of the people is a well know investor in the United States of America. He works hard to ensure that he raises the economy of the country as well as raising the living standards of the people. He is the Chairman, Principal Executive Officer and Director at Capital Research and Management Company. He is one of the active fund managers in the United States of America.The primary intention of the company is to provide long time, superior investments results and services.

Previously, Timothy Armour acted as an Equity Investment Analyst at Capital Group where he covered the U.S. service companies and the global telecommunication. Timothy joined The Capital Group Companies in 1983 and began his career in the company as a participant in the Associate Program. Currently, Timothy Armour is based in Los Angeles

Timothy Armour went to Wooster school, Gettysburg College for a business course and later went to Middlebury College where he obtained a Bachelor degree in Economics. He also holds a Master’s degree in Marketing, Finance and International business from Columbia University. It is from his academic background that has made him know more about business and how to invest so as to make significant profits. Timothy Armour is the first chairman of Capital Group who has taken a great role in the fightback of the fund managers who have been active on the rise of index tracker funds.

Timothy Armour has been among the active members who have been championing in-house research to show the long-term benefits of active fund management. He also plays vital roles in Capital’s decision to lift its operation, and to be more productive regarding making every shareholder satisfied. Having spent his investment career in Capital Group, Timothy Armour has specialized in analyzing global telecommunication. He is also among the prominent capital’s eight- person management committee that provides asset management firm a better leadership structure to overthrow other groups.

As the CEO at Capital Group, he has sharpened and increased the company’s sales, and the company has enjoyed improved long-term performance for the key funds. He has also helped individuals investors meet their financial goal that is through providing them with better and informed investment decisions and advice. Timothy has also played a significant role in ensuring that most of the investors who consult him eventually become successful. He also provides investment decisions to the general public and also to the government.

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Adam Milstein Sits Down With Ideamensch To Discuss His Views

Adam Milstein is a brilliant individual and someone who’s been highly influential in the Jewish communities of America, in fact so much so that he even made the Top 50 list in the Jerusalem Post for 2016. He also sat down for an interview with Ideamensch, a business blog that interviews many entrepreneurs and businessmen.

According to Milstein, he never knows what to expect his days to look like, but believes more structure is accumulated as a business matures, and believes philanthropy adds to his structure. And the person who has influenced him the most is his partner, David Hager who he manages his real estate brokerage firm with. Learn more about Adam Milstein:

Adam Milstein is originally from Israel, the son of a building framer and homemaker and the oldest of three sons. Adam has quite an extensive background in real estate having learned the building construction trade from his father and received a bachelor’s degree from the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology.

Prior to receiving his bachelor’s degree, he served in Israel’s armed services under then Commander Ariel Sharon in the Yom Kippur War of 1973. He married Gila Elgrably not long after returning.

According to Business Wire, after spending several years working various building projects with his father, Adam Milstein decided it was time to further his education and get an MBA from the University of Southern California.

While Adam Milstein saw many talent recruiters on campus during this time, he felt few of them cared about his resume and experience and would shortchange him on salary. So he decided he needed to start his own real estate business and investing in properties, so he and David Hager partnered together to form Hager Pacific Properties.

Adam and Gila later founded the Milstein Foundation to support and become involved with Jewish communities around the US and the world.

Adam is also the Chairman and board member of several organizations including Birthright Israel, the Israeli-American Council (IAC), StandWithUs and Hasbara Fellowships.

Securus Technologies Makes Christmas Special For Correction Inmates

As the market continues to grow, the need for providing technology related products and services has increased accordingly. One of the technology needs that many correction facilities have in the corrections market is communications. There are literally thousands of inmates in corrections facilities across the country who want to call family and friends.


For the technology related communication products and services that are needed by inmates, there are a variety of technology solutions. Many inmates use phones that are designed to allow inmates to call family and friends. Many of these types of phones come prepaid so that the inmates know exactly how much time is allowed on the phones,


While these types of phones provide inmates with the ability to call and talk to family, there are times when inmates want to see family. Since the inmates are in a correction facility, it is not possible for the inmates to leave to go visit family, so the family must come to visit the inmates. This is not something that can be done on a regular basis for a variety of reasons, but an occasionally visit is done by many families.


During holidays, there are a lot of inmates who want to actually see family. At holiday time, seeing family is special. In particular, Christmas is a time that many inmates want to be close to family. Normal phone calls do not provide the closeness that inmate’s desire. As an option, Securus Technologies is providing inmates the use of its video visitation technology.


The technology allows inmates to communicate with family using video and audio. This gives inmates the chance to see and talk to family in real time. It is close to a real life face to face conversation. The technology will give inmates the chance to share in the Christmas experience with family and friends this year.


I think that the video visitation technology provided by Securus technologies is a great way for inmates to see and talk to family during this Christmas holiday season. Inmates have the chance to actually see what is happening during Christmas. From the Christmas tree to the family opening presents, inmates can experience the joy of Christmas.


Securus in Technologies is a technology company that offers an array of technology products and services.



The Latest News In Broadcasting Is Out Of This World

There are literally thousands of radio shows and internet podcasts for people to listen to. Recently, published an article about the latest podcast that is quite literally out of this world.


The article was published on the website on December 19, 2016. The title of the article is, “PodCastOne Chairman Norman Pattiz Announces Launch of “Beyond The Darkness”, Newest Jericho Network Program. The article briefly discussed Pattiz’ career in the broadcasting industry. It also lists details of the types of subject material listeners can expect to hear on the Monday night podcasts. The podcasts will be hosted by Dave Schrader and Tim Denni. They will include a series of interviews, stories, experiences, and all matters related to the paranormal.


New and innovative radio and internet talk shows are not new territory for Norman Pattiz. In fact, Mr. Pattiz has spent his entire career in the broadcasting industry. His first broadcasting company, Westwood One, was founded in 1974. In the last 40 years, Westwood One has became the largest broadcasting company in the United States. Westwood One has in fact owned or managed the majority of the major networks at one time of another. These networks include NBC radio network, CBS news, CNN radio, and NFL Football to name a few. In addition to Westwood One and PodCastOne, Mr. Pattiz also created the Cartside Entertainment Group.


The broadcasting industry has not been the only area of interest in Norman Pattiz’ life.  Mr. Pattiz served on the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States of America in the 1990s. He has also served as Regent of the University of California. Mr. Pattiz is also Chairman for several boards including the Los Alamos National Securities Laboratories. He is also a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and The Pacific Council of International Relations.


The latest podcast show is certainly to be the most out of this world project yet. However, with Pattiz’ forty plus years of success in the broadcasting industry there is no doubt this new show will also be a hit. The show, “Beyond The Darkness”, will be available on Monday nights. It will be hosted by Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis, two very well known individuals in the paranormal world.

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Mike Heiligenstein and CTRMA are Preparing Austin for the Future

Transit experts recently converged at the Williamson County Growth Summit to discuss issues related to the county’s transportation infrastructure. The main topic discussed by the panel of experts Technology and how it would affect transportation. The group included the Executive Director of CTRMA by the name Mike Heiligenstein, Joseph Kopser, Jared Ficklin, and Leandre Johns who worked for Uber in its external affairs department in Texas.


Heiligenstein emphasized the need to construct smarter roads that would leverage technology and provide a better experience for motorists. The area would also need more roads to cater to the rising population in the area. Jared Ficklin is a product designer. He brought to the attention of the people present the need to reform building codes to cater for parking spaces that would be used by the driverless cars.


Heiligenstein was a public official who served the people of Williamson County for more than 20 years. Heiligenstein has been at CTRMA since it was started. Mike Heiligenstein also acts as the President of the International Bridge Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA). Mike is a member of the advisory board of the Transportation Institute at Texas A&M. CTRMA has undertaken some projects and has delivered on them under Heiligenstein’s leadership. He has ensured that the people’s problems are solved. CTRMA builds mobility solutions. It has developed some tolling roads in various areas.


CTRMA has collaborated with Carma. Carma is a carpooling app that increases the number of people who share rides in the area. There are close to a million empty seats each day according to statistics and this a high number by any standards. This figure will have to decrease if the city is to experience any decongestion. The Urban Mobility Scorecard by the transportation institute at Texas A&M advised that people should try to walk and cycle more often. CTRMA considered this when they were building 183A which has dedicated paths for cyclists and pedestrians. It has put up Shared Use Paths along their projects where possible. CTRMA observed that congestion along the roads was caused by vehicles that broke down and so it would obstruct other motorists. The organization in conjunction with the Metropolitan Planning Organization provides free roadside assistance to vehicles with minor problems.

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Cotemar is the Unsung Hero of Oil Production

For the past decade, the world’s oil producers have been taken by storm by the shale revolution in North America, particularly in the United States. However, since most of the new focus and notoriety has been aimed at the shale producers on, offshore oil producers, particularly in the Gulf of Mexico, have gone unnoticed. The oil reserves buried underneath the Gulf of Mexico’s depths are still in abundance, and many of the leading exploration and production oil companies still maintain a presence in the region in the form of offshore oil rigs. As one would correctly assume, it is a massive undertaking to provide support to these oil rigs. Mexican company Cotemar does just that, serving the offshore oil industry for over thirty-six years now.

It acquired specialized boats that could be used to transport and house oil rig workers as well as to serve as floating maintenance facilities to oil rigs erected in the Gulf. In 1985, Cotemar introduced platforms that anchored in the Gulf that would serve as housing for oil rig workers, allowing less transit time for these workers to get to their respective oil rigs. The 1990’s saw the company expand to five more of these platforms and add three vessels to its fleet. The last several years has seen Cotemar continue to focus on acquiring specialized vessels and even added specialized cranes that can further be used to facilitate oil rig maintenance on Throughout its history, the company has been sure to keep true to its values of integrity, innovation, collaboration and responsibility in order to keep expanding its business.

As it was when Cotemar first started operations, a large portion of its business is the transportation and housing of oil rig personnel. However, Cotemar has become an all-encompassing oil rig services company on It has a fleet of specialized vessels that have onboard cranes that are used to provide full scope maintenance and even assembly of oil rigs and offshore processing complexes. For older rigs and processing complexes, Cotemar even provides modernization services so that the exploration and production companies operating this equipment can continue drilling for and processing oil without the burdensome cost of out-right replacement.

As the world’s energy demand continues to increase, oil will continue to be energy’s main source. New technology in the offshore drilling industry will ensure that leading oil producers will maintain oil drilling rigs and facilities in the oil rich Gulf of Mexico. See:

Billy McFarland’s Blackcard

With Billy McFarland’s help, you can enhance your social network. He is only 23 years old, but he has founded a company named Magnises. It is a social club with exclusive perks. It comes with a black card that allows you to access special deals and events. You can link this card to your credit card or your bank. That allows you to make easy payments. The greatest benefit of it is the perks that come along with it.

When you flash your Magnises card, it creates instant respect for you. It is made of metal, so there is gravity to it.

According to Bloomberg, Billy McFarland did an interview with Business Insider, and he told them that he has built a platform that connects millennials together. He wants to link them both offline and online. He knew that people carried either a debit card or credit card with them at all times. This is why he tied the black card to that.

The spin studio Cyc, clubs Goldbar and Finale and several restaurants are some of the businesses that have signed joined the Magnises club. You may also get a discount when you take a trip on your helicopter. Want to go the Hamptons? Pull out your black card. If you want to see Ja Rule or Rick Ross perform, your black card can help you there as well.

Magnises was founded just one year ago. It has 6,000 members who have paid the annual fee of $250. It even has its own mobile app to help you navigate all the bonuses included in your membership. The app will make suggestions to you if you are not sure where to start.

McFarland is targeting a demographic of 21 to 35 year old people. The majority of the people signed up for the card work in finance, fashion and technology. To join the program you just need to fill out an application online then wait for approval from the Magnises team.

The Importance Of Honesty in Financial Industry

Honesty and ethics is are some of the most important traits in the financial industry. People need finances in order to be able to support themselves. One of the ways that people increase their finances is through the use of financial institutions. However, there are problems that could arise with financial institutions that are not honest. There have been issues such as deleted transactions and shredded documents. This has brought forth a lot of suspicion from people who have been thinking about doing business with financial institutions. Fortunately, there are compliance officers that are working hard to keep the financial institutions ethical. Helane Morrison is one of the most effective compliance officers in the industry.


Helane is not only passionate about what she is doing, but she is also trustworthy. One thing that she does that helps her be effective in her work is put herself in the shoes of those that are being cheated. She understands the feeling of betrayal that comes with dishonest handling of business.


One thing that could be said about the financial culture after 2008 is that people have lost trust in the institutions. One of the reasons is that they have done a lot of underhanded activities that have caused a lot of problems in the economy. Fortunately, Helane Morrison has the experience and the passion to keep the financial institutions in check. She has not only held leadership positions in the compliance officer industry, but she has also landed a leader position at Hall Capital, where she keeps the company in check.