May 25, 2020

Inside the secret success of the Langers Juice Company.

Edited by Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal.

If you could sequence the DNA of Langers Pomegranate Juice and trace it back to its source, you’d find a series of activities – from picking to pressing to pasteurizing to palletizing, with dozens of other steps in between – that makes each bottle of the juice a superb study in syncopation.

Glenn Feldman, a top financial adviser, has judged bouts all over the world involving such boxing legends as Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield, Floyd Mayweather, Pernell Whitaker and Shane Mosely.

By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal.

glennfeldman box glvIF A FIGHT EVER BREAKS OUT at Merrill Lynch, the winner would likely be declared by Glenn Feldman.

That’s because Feldman, a financial advisor at the firm, is also a professional boxing judge who has scored world-title bouts all over the globe — including in Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Scotland, Thailand, Panama, Kazakhstan, Canada and throughout the United States. His bouts have involved boxers such as Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield, Floyd Mayweather, Pernell Whitaker, Shane Mosely, Dana Rosenblatt and Mickey Ward (who was portrayed by Mark Wahlberg in the film, The Fighter).

Steven Duncan was trapped in a world of crime, drugs and alcohol, and was imprisoned seven times from age 17 to 38. But he turned his life completely around and has become an amazing business — and life — success story.

By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal.

When police arrived at the abandoned, dilapidated home in Van Nuys, California, they found 33-year-old Steven Duncan in a drunken, drugged-out stupor. He has been sucking down booze and popping pills for several days. As police busted through the front door, guns aimed, Duncan was so dazed and confused he could barely remember his name or the city he was in.

As police handcuffed Duncan, his senses slowly began to return. At first, he thought he was dreaming. He had, after all, been thrown into jail seven times before, so getting handcuffed was as common to Duncan as throwing down a shot of Wild Turkey down his throat – or putting a needle in his arm to shoot heroin.

Interliance Consulting Inc. is a worldwide leader in the development and execution of management systems.

By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal.

WHEN FIRST ENERGY CORPORATION REALIZED THAT 90 PERCENT OF ITS WORKFORCE WAS GOING TO RETIRE WITHIN FIVE TO SEVEN YEARS – and that it took that long to train new employees – the company panicked.