A Couple of Denzel Washington’s Finest Performances


Denzel Washington is one of the best black actors working in films today. With his good looks, pleasant demeanor and wide range of acting skills, it’s no wonder his popularity has transcended race and gender.


One of his finest performances in in the 1989 film, “Glory”, where Washington plays a volunteer private in an all black Civil War troop. Under the leadership of a white Colonel, played by Matthew Broderick, Washington’s character not only sees the horrors of war on American soil, but the deep rooted prejudices of the enemy and his own side. He earning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for this role.  Also one of the most important black movies of all time.


In the 2001 film, “Training Day”, Washington won the Best Actor Oscar for portraying a corrupt L.A. narcotics officer. While spending the day with his training charge, played by Ethan Hawke, Washington’s character deals with the routine violence and tragedy that beset the business of illegal drug deals in a big inner city. His trainee, along with the audience, wonder about his ethics as the film gets more and more involved.


The 2016 film, “Fences” earns Washington several Oscar nominations including best director, best actor and best film. His costar, Viola Davis, won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar under his direction for playing the wife of his character. In the film based on August Wilson’s play, his character is a trash collector. Through stories he tells, we learn of his life in 1950’s black suburbia and his character’s uncompromising stubbornness and personal demons.  Definitely not a feel good movie.

How to grow a business; the investment story of Don Ressler

Investing in fashion is one of the trickiest and yet potentially rewarding ventures. When dealing with fashion, you need to have it in mind that what seems so stylish and in this moment might be obsolete in a few weeks. According to Don Ressler, co-founder and current CEO of the Fabletics brand, you will only succeed in fashion investments if you stop chasing the trends and become a trendsetter.

There are a number of decisions that can make you the trendsetter in the business and these include the people that you decide to go into the business with. For Fabletics, the people they have been forming partnerships with include Hollywood stars such as Kimora Lee Simmons, Kate Hudson, Elle Fowler and Avril Lavigne. The great thing about having the entertainment industry on LinkedIn to endorse your products is that they bring in their entire following to the brand and this creates quite a following.

Then, the other step that Don Ressler made was to ensure that people who shopped from Fabletics got a totally different shopping experience. Most of the stores that sell their wares online pre-select and load clothing items to their online stores. This amounts to indirectly dictating what the customer should get from a group of items. The innovative idea mentioned on digitalcommerce360.com they had to counter this one was to create a different store type whereby the customer would take time and design what they want, include the specifications and then allow the company designers to create the item for them.

The idea became an instant hit with their customers, especially the millenials. This was a move that they had not really anticipated. As a result, they had to chase after the growing demand as opposed to anticipating and planning for it. however, even though the process was a bit of a struggle, by the end of the process, they have reached a point where they have managed to streamline all their operations.

The company has been operational for the past seven years. When they started, they had very limited capital base. This has grown into the millions and projections indicate that they will be getting even bigger profits with time. The plans that the company has for the future include letting other businesses partner with them and expanding the variety of clothing items that they will have for their consumer. Don Ressler states that the best capital one can have is their idea as it is the main determiner of success.

Learn more about Don Ressler: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2011/09/21/former-intermix-coo-raises-33m-for-fashion-brand-justfabulous/#29968764750a

OSI Group: Recognized Across The Globe For High Standards

The OSI Group is an American company that is a world leader in providing quality products and custom solutions for the food industry.

While it has received the status of being a top 100 American company, it has also been recognized across the globe for its high standards and safety measures for the food it processes and serves to its customer base. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Lavin, was recognized by India’s Vision World Academy with a Global Visionary Award. Under his leadership the company maintains the highest standards in the food industry for its safety protocols and attention to details to ensure that all of the food delivered to its customers meets health expectations.

In Europe, OSI Group received the 2016 Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council. In order to even qualify as a candidate for this award a company must achieve the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s environmental management audit scheme. It is also required to demonstrate to an independent panel of experts excellence in environmental management throughout the entire business, from top to bottom. This award doesn’t just cover one aspect of a company’s business, it covers the way it pays attention to and respects the environment of the planet on many levels. Lynda Armstrong OBE, Chair of the British Safety Council noted that, “Leadership is a key factor in achieving excellence. You can legislate for compliance, but you have to inspire people towards excellence.” Chairman and CEO of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin, is all to aware of this fact and runs a tight ship.

The variety of food that is offered to OSI Group’s customers is a testament to its success, and the company maintains that it will continue to serve up tailor made food choices that satisfy everyone who chooses to do business with them.

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