University Club Workshop Shows Pasadena Business Owners How To Gain A Competitive Advantage

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Top of the News Sara Hammes at the Business Growth Workshop. Photo credit: John LavittSara Hammes & James Harwood. Photo credit: John LavittAt the latest Business Growth Workshop at the University Club of Pasadena on Tuesday morning, Sara Hammes delivered a 21st century presentation on how to gain a competitive advantage by improving market insight. Offering a truly modern perspective that balanced holistic intuition with the technological power of big data, the presentation captivated the gathered Pasadena business owners. In an astute exercise, Sara Hammes emphasized the importance of knowing the “Why?” as well as the “What?” when your company enters a new marketplace.Sarah Hammes at the University Club of Pasadena. Photo credit: John LavittIntroduced by James Harwood of Total HR Management, Sara Hammes has been advising and managing young emerging companies for over 20 years. As a former journalist with Fortune Magazine, Sara applies her journalistic technique of investigation when examining the needs of a new company client. Built on insight and disciplined execution, her market-centric approaches have been proven to help companies establish their market position.In her dynamic presentation, Sara Hammes of The Vita Group emphasized the importance on not relying too heavily on the first big idea highlighted by a company as being essential to their business, otherwise known as the founder’s idea. Beyond the first big idea, correlations and inferences must be made in order to perceive the whole ecosystem of a business. As Sara pointed out to the gathered professionals:“You have to know what are the underlying forces affecting both your business and your competition as well. You can no longer just take a linear approach. In the modern age, pluralistic insight has become a necessity. However, seeing intuitively beyond the obvious is not so simple and demands a disciplined effort.”Sara Hammes emphasizes the importance of thinking outside the box in the 21st century. By understanding the marketplace of a business in greater depth and detail, a company’s newfound success can appear on the hear horizon. If executives push themselves to see beyond traditional perspectives, the pay-off comes in a more focused business model.Once again, the University Club of Pasadena delivers a valued resource to the community. With the monthly Business Growth Workshops led by James Harwood of Total HR Management, actual insight into running a successful company in today’s marketplace has been delivered time and time again. With the cutting edge presentation of Sara Hammes in May of 2015, the track record of success and insight continues to be expanded upon.About the AuthorGrowing up in New York City as a stutterer, John Lavitt embraced writing as a way to express himself when the words would not come. After graduating from Brown University, he lived on the Greek island of Patmos, studying with his mentor the late American poet Robert Lax. As a writer, John Lavitt’s published work includes several articles in Chicken Soup For The Soul volumes and poems in multiple poetry journals and compilations. Today, John Lavitt works at Open Interactive as the Director of Content Development. As a journalist, he is a Regular Contributor to The Fix where he writes investigative reports about the latest issues in the world of addiction and recovery. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuffcenter_img Business News University Club Workshop Shows Pasadena Business Owners How To Gain A Competitive Advantage By JOHN LAVITT Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 11:58 am Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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first_imgGulfSlope is seeking permission to drill as well as submitted exploration plan for the Tau prospect GulfSlope Energy has filed for drilling permits for Tau prospect offshore US. (Credit: Pixabay/gloriaurban4) Independent oil and natural gas company GulfSlope Energy is seeking drilling permits for the Tau prospect on the outer continental shelf of the US Gulf of Mexico.The firm has filed an application for permit to drill (APD) with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement as well as submitted the exploration plan (EP) to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.The Tau subsalt Miocene prospect is located on Ship Shoal Area, South Addition Blocks 336/351 in approximately 305ft of water.The company expects to receive approvals for the Tau prospect in late March 2020.Planned to be drilled to 20,000′ true vertical depth (TVD), the Tau No. 2 well will test multiple intervals that correlate to productive zones in the nearby Mahogany Field.GulfSlope operates the Tau wellGulfSlope operates the Tau well with 25% interest while the remaining 75% stake is held by Delek GOM Investments, a subsidiary of Delek Group.GulfSlope chairman and CEO John Seitz said: “GulfSlope was encouraged by what we saw in the geologic section penetrated below salt in the Tau No. 1 well.“The new surface location avoids issues encountered in the first well and optimizes below salt targeting of the prospective intervals. We are looking forward to drilling deeper and testing the large and very exciting exploration potential in the Tau Prospect.“We are conducting pre-drill activities and are actively working with our insurance underwriters to finalize the previously announced claim. The insurance proceeds should provide the majority of the funds required to drill Tau No. 2.”Last year, GulfSlope Energy formed a joint venture with an undisclosed oil and gas company to generate and drill shallow depth prospects in the Gulf of Mexico.As part of the joint venture, the company planned to retain and deploy a supra salt evaluation team comprised of three geoscientists and a manager to identify, evaluate and recommend targets for lease acquisition, farm-in and drilling.last_img read more

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