Understanding "Inflection points" And How They Can Affect Your Business

By: Ray Gross, Triton VP Advisory Partner and seasoned executive with extensive experience in turnarounds, reengineering, and restructurings of public and private companies ranging in size from 20 million to 2 billion in revenue.

Most businesses will hit one or more inflection points in a life cycle. However, many businesses will either not recognize they have hit this point or may recognize they have but not take action.

An Inflection Point can be defined as "a point in time when a business meets a challenge or a series of challenges and does not possess the talent and, or resources to meet these challenges". For example, many start-up companies will hit an inflection point as it begins to stretch beyond the skill level of its entrepreneurial founders. Failing to recognize that a company has hit an inflection point or failing to take action if it is recognized may be the most common reason why businesses fail.

Urban Planet Mobile to Release its Ground-Breaking Web-Based English Writing Assessment Tool for English as Second Language Students

Writing Planet Will Significantly, Dramatically and Efficiently Improve A Multitude Of Necessary English Writing Skills For English As Second Language Students DURHAM, NC – Leading digital education company Urban Planet Mobile, in partnership with Measurement Incorporated, will release its groundbreaking web-based English writing assessment tool, Writing Planet. The new tool offers schools a more affordable, efficient and technologically state-of-the-art writing tool specifically designed to help English as Second Language (ESL) students become more proficient in their English writing capabilities in a very short period of time.

A Leader's Inner Scorecard

By: Joel Koblentz, Senior Partner of the Koblentz Group

In our search practice over the past 30 years, we continue to observe unique aspects of successful leaders that are rarely discussed.

Here is what we have learned...

We believe based on our several decades of experience in advising on "sensitive" recruitments, that the best leaders have the following characteristics, regardless of sector, function, competitive set, et al.

And, beyond competences and required experience, it is these difference-making "intersecting traits" that we seek in conducting "sensitive" "C" level and board of director searches.

FusionHealth Appoints Chief Technology Officer to Expand Cloud-Based Care Management Platform


Atlanta, GA - May 4, 2012 - Mr. Helgi Sigurdsson leads the Company’s team of engineers to significantly accelerate development and further enhance the cloud-based i.AIM™ Technology Platform at the foundation of Care Management Solutions delivered to employers and health plans. The Platform automates remote medical management of patients suffering with Sleep Disorders which, if left unmanaged, cause chronic disease and escalate health-related costs. Mr. Sigurdsson joins FusionHealth from Infor Global Solutions where he was VP and Chief Architect.

Urban Planet Mobile Continues Its Global Domination Of Mobile Education Market

Urban Planet Mobile Continues Its Global Domination Of Mobile Education Market Durham, NC – In a continued path of growth and expansion into new global markets, Urban Planet Mobile, the world’s leading mobile education provider based in Durham, North Carolina, has announced that its Urban English audio lessons are now being distributed in more than 40 countries and across four continents with access to over 1 billion mobile phone users. The rapid expansion now makes Urban English the largest distribution network for English education on mobile telephones in the world.

FusionHealth Acquires Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic, Establishes FusionSleep Atlanta North

Acquisition Provides First Integrated Sleep Disorder Intervention Program in Atlanta Atlanta, GA - April 14, 2012 - FusionHealth, a leader in technology-enabled care management solutions for patients, employers and health plans, is pleased to announce the business acquisition of Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic (ASMC).

Urban Planet Mobile “Swags Up” with Launch of Urban English Hip Hop

Urban English Hip Hop set to ‘Raise the Roof’ on English learning Definition: Swag – appearance, style, or the way someone presents himself. One can “swag up” or be “swaggin”. DURHAM, NC – English, the most sought-after language skill in the world, just got swagged up with the development of Urban Planet Mobile’s Urban English Hip Hop.

Urban Planet Revolutionizes World Educational Landscape with Artificial Intelligence Driven Writing Planet with PEG


Atlanta, GA - March 26, 2012 — Urban Planet Mobile, the award-winning, global innovator in mobile and digital education, announces the launch of Writing Planet with PEG, a comprehensive English writing program set to change the world of international English education.

Livemocha and Urban Planet Mobile Launch Mobile English

New Mobile English service offers daily English lessons for Livemocha’s 13 million members Durham, NC – Livemocha, the world’s largest online language learning community, announces a new line of mobile learning products powered by Durham, NC based Urban Planet Mobile’s award-winning language learning content. Livemocha Mobile English is immediately available in the U.S., with rapid expansion to Livemocha’s 13 million members planned.

DynEd and Urban Planet Mobile partner on new mobile English learning Apps

Mobile education series targets phone delivery to increase education accessibility Burlingame, CA—March 14, 2012—DynEd International, Inc., a leader in the English language learning solutions market, and Urban Planet Mobile, an award winning developer and distributor of mobile education content, have collaborated on a new mobile English language learning series. DynEd Conversations apps target the growing smart phone market with engaging education materials using the pioneering foundation developed by Urban Planet Mobile. By leveraging Urban Planet’s patent-pending technology for mobile content delivery and DynEd’s Voice of America English language lessons, the two companies have developed an app series that is designed to support a broad range of student needs.